GW 2011 Applicants

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Chris Ross wrote:I've been complete since 1/19, but don't have very stellar numbers (164/3.81). Based on LSN, a lot of late-January completes are hearing back...

I went on a tour of the school and sat in a class this morning, and I REALLY want to hear back! I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to hearing their decision.

Gemini is essentially your numbers twin (and me ...kinda, same LSAT but a higher GPA) and we both got in! There is still hope!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:00 pm

Gotti wrote:
Chris Ross wrote:I've been complete since 1/19, but don't have very stellar numbers (164/3.81). Based on LSN, a lot of late-January completes are hearing back...

I went on a tour of the school and sat in a class this morning, and I REALLY want to hear back! I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to hearing their decision.

Gemini is essentially your numbers twin (and me ...kinda, same LSAT but a higher GPA) and we both got in! There is still hope!


Yup! Good luck! I'll probably be withdrawing.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:37 pm

Gemini wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Chris Ross wrote:I've been complete since 1/19, but don't have very stellar numbers (164/3.81). Based on LSN, a lot of late-January completes are hearing back...

I went on a tour of the school and sat in a class this morning, and I REALLY want to hear back! I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to hearing their decision.

Gemini is essentially your numbers twin (and me ...kinda, same LSAT but a higher GPA) and we both got in! There is still hope!


Yup! Good luck! I'll probably be withdrawing.

+1

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby LS-boundNYC » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:16 pm

Gotti wrote:
Gemini wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Chris Ross wrote:I've been complete since 1/19, but don't have very stellar numbers (164/3.81). Based on LSN, a lot of late-January completes are hearing back...

I went on a tour of the school and sat in a class this morning, and I REALLY want to hear back! I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to hearing their decision.

Gemini is essentially your numbers twin (and me ...kinda, same LSAT but a higher GPA) and we both got in! There is still hope!


Yup! Good luck! I'll probably be withdrawing.

+1


Thanks, guys. I didn't think that a campus visit could make such a difference. Maybe it's because I have a soft spot in my heart for DC, but I was so excited walking around campus thinking that I might potentially be a student there! Fingers crossed.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby aspire2more » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:54 pm

Just heard back from them today via email...I'm in! Applied 1/25, complete 2/1. My numbers are 3.1/170 for those keeping track. I have no idea how I would pay for this school and I might not have applied had I known parental information was going to be needed for need based aid (my parents are not supportive right now). I hope there is good news with my admissions packet but I am trying not to get my hopes up.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Gotti wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:
Gotti wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:Yeah, I'm seriously considering withdrawing for this reason, because it means all the other schools will consider my parents info, which could make a huge difference in the aid I get at the other schools that receive the fafsa.


Wait no...fill out the schools that DON'T require parental info on your FAFSA first and submit that non-parental FAFSA to those schools, then go back and remove all those schools that don't require parent info and add the ones that do require it and resubmit. This way, the schools that don't require parent info won't see parent info and the schools that do will see it. But it's the same FAFSA...you're just submitting it twice to different people

This isn't how it works...I checked with the Fafsa people. They submit corrections (added parental info) to all the schools you have ever listed, not just the ones listed when you make the corrections.


Hey guys I just talked to FAFSA...just wanted to let you know that this isn't true.

They told me that once the schools are removed from your list, they do not get updated with new information

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Just spoke to FAFSA - if you remove a school from your list, they will not get your "correction" (added parental info)
Also for those (like me) who will submit with 2009 info and then add 2010 info, you can do that twice too (once w parental to schools that need/want it and once without parental info).
You can have up to 30 "corrections" or something - meaning submit it 30 different times - diff info for diff schools etc.

HTH

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Law » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:13 pm

This may have already been answered in this thread, but does GW give travel stipends to preview the school?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby idoubtit » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:49 pm

2011Law wrote:This may have already been answered in this thread, but does GW give travel stipends to preview the school?



I don't think it's possible.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby dcbound » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:40 pm

idoubtit wrote:
2011Law wrote:This may have already been answered in this thread, but does GW give travel stipends to preview the school?



I don't think it's possible.



Username fits the post IMO 8)

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby idoubtit » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:41 pm

dcbound wrote:
idoubtit wrote:
2011Law wrote:This may have already been answered in this thread, but does GW give travel stipends to preview the school?



I don't think it's possible.



Username fits the post IMO 8)



lol

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby things fall apart » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:15 am

I've been complete for over two months now and have literally only received a two sentence email at the end of 2010 to this point informing me I'm headed to the lovely waitlist.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby smartblonde87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:50 pm

wait list by email a couple weeks ago.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby LS-boundNYC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Waitlisted a few minutes ago. I guess I expected this, but it's certainly not fun.

Will probably send a letter and maybe scrounge up another letter of recommendation. Any tips?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:58 pm

Just wait-listed via email. 3.33/167, non-URM. I sort of expected an outright ding, so this really isn't the worst-case scenario, I guess. I wonder what my odds are of getting off the waitlist? I am guessing not high with my stats, but anything is possible

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:00 pm

philswfc2008 wrote:Just wait-listed via email. 3.33/167, non-URM. I sort of expected an outright ding, so this really isn't the worst-case scenario, I guess. I wonder what my odds are of getting off the waitlist? I am guessing not high with my stats, but anything is possible


Is 167 GW's median LSAT? Or 166? If 166 i'd say you have a shot, if 167 probably none.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby sch0123 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Just got waitlisted via e-mail... ugh.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby dcbound » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:08 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:Just wait-listed via email. 3.33/167, non-URM. I sort of expected an outright ding, so this really isn't the worst-case scenario, I guess. I wonder what my odds are of getting off the waitlist? I am guessing not high with my stats, but anything is possible


Is 167 GW's median LSAT? Or 166? If 166 i'd say you have a shot, if 167 probably none.



That's not an accurate statement to make. If you look back at the GW thread from last year, people got in off the list with an LSAT as low as 158. Non-urm's. Remember that they explicitely state that their list is not ranked, so they won't look only at higher numbers before anyone...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby ewatz » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:10 pm

waitlisted today via e-mail

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:17 pm

dcbound wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:Just wait-listed via email. 3.33/167, non-URM. I sort of expected an outright ding, so this really isn't the worst-case scenario, I guess. I wonder what my odds are of getting off the waitlist? I am guessing not high with my stats, but anything is possible


Is 167 GW's median LSAT? Or 166? If 166 i'd say you have a shot, if 167 probably none.



That's not an accurate statement to make. If you look back at the GW thread from last year, people got in off the list with an LSAT as low as 158. Non-urm's. Remember that they explicitely state that their list is not ranked, so they won't look only at higher numbers before anyone...


Didn't know that. I guess waitlist is a dead zone for a lot of people then.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:45 pm

I'm starting to dig into the archives and looking at previous admission cycles, and it appears that GW seems to wait-list a lot of people. I have yet be able to tell how many people they seem to let off their wait-list annually, whether it is a decent amount, or just a trickle

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby rman1201 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:48 pm

WL today, 3.5/167
Expected since I couldn't have displayed less interest- applied late and didn't write the optional essay.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby columbia86 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:54 pm

rman1201 wrote:WL today, 3.5/167
Expected since I couldn't have displayed less interest- applied late and didn't write the optional essay.


At what time did you receive the email? What was your complete date?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby rman1201 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:55 pm

columbia86 wrote:
rman1201 wrote:WL today, 3.5/167
Expected since I couldn't have displayed less interest- applied late and didn't write the optional essay.


At what time did you receive the email? What was your complete date?


about an hour ago.
Complete 2/7

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby maglialoro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:58 pm

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby rman1201 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:01 pm

maglialoro wrote:
rman1201 wrote:WL today, 3.5/167
Expected since I couldn't have displayed less interest- applied late and didn't write the optional essay.


why bother applying?


Figured I should throw in at least one DC school just in case, plus possible leverage for the peer school I want.




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