GW 2011 Applicants

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spece212
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:45 pm

In via email. Applied 1/19.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby srvyorgeneral » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:11 pm

spece212 wrote:In via email. Applied 1/19.


+1! Fingers crossed for some $$ in the package/letter. Doubtful, but one can always hope.
Congratulations to all.

spece212
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:16 pm

spece212 wrote:In via email. Applied 1/19.
spece212 wrote:In via email. Applied 1/19.


The only $$ i am expecting in the packet are the ones that I will have to pay :-)

tazvec
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby tazvec » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:17 pm

In via email!
would like money!
169, 3.5x, 300 word optional essay

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby DorianGray89 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 am

Don't know if you guys have seen this video (I haven't been reading this thread since I got denied) but it's hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsPC2n4 ... r_embedded

Lord_Roy
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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Lord_Roy » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:57 am

I just received the admit package was sad to see I got no merit scholarship - though I wasn't counting on one. Anyway, in the admit package they say that merit-based scholarship can be awarded at any time after you have been admitted. Does anyone have any experience/info concerning this?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby minuit » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:34 am

Lord_Roy wrote:I just received the admit package was sad to see I got no merit scholarship - though I wasn't counting on one. Anyway, in the admit package they say that merit-based scholarship can be awarded at any time after you have been admitted. Does anyone have any experience/info concerning this?


I think they put this in there to calm the masses, but it's actually untrue. Or maybe true for two/three people.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:38 am

minuit wrote:
Lord_Roy wrote:I just received the admit package was sad to see I got no merit scholarship - though I wasn't counting on one. Anyway, in the admit package they say that merit-based scholarship can be awarded at any time after you have been admitted. Does anyone have any experience/info concerning this?


I think they put this in there to calm the masses, but it's actually untrue. Or maybe true for two/three people.


TITCR, I spoke to the admissions office soon after getting in. They don't award merit aid after initial offers unless a massive number of people receiving scholarships withdraw.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby msridiculous447 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:26 am

tazvec wrote:In via email!
would like money!
169, 3.5x, 300 word optional essay


I had a 169/3.7 and no money, sadly.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby spece212 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 am

How generous are they with need based grants? Are they also offered on the basis of LSAT/GPA ?

msridiculous447 wrote:
tazvec wrote:In via email!
would like money!
169, 3.5x, 300 word optional essay


I had a 169/3.7 and no money, sadly.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby msridiculous447 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:45 am

spece212 wrote:How generous are they with need based grants? Are they also offered on the basis of LSAT/GPA ?

msridiculous447 wrote:
tazvec wrote:In via email!
would like money!
169, 3.5x, 300 word optional essay


I had a 169/3.7 and no money, sadly.


I assume they're not LSAT/GPA related.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Magnolia » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:35 pm

spece212 wrote:How generous are they with need based grants? Are they also offered on the basis of LSAT/GPA ?

Need-based grants are offered based on your financial need. GW offers up to $16k/year in need-based grants, but you won't qualify if you receive their merit-based grants.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:21 pm

Magnolia wrote:
spece212 wrote:How generous are they with need based grants? Are they also offered on the basis of LSAT/GPA ?

Need-based grants are offered based on your financial need. GW offers up to $16k/year in need-based grants, but you won't qualify if you receive their merit-based grants.


What? Serious? I got merit so I'm auto locked out of any need grants? That sounds dumb. Is this standard policy for all law schools?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby fatduck » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:23 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
Magnolia wrote:
spece212 wrote:How generous are they with need based grants? Are they also offered on the basis of LSAT/GPA ?

Need-based grants are offered based on your financial need. GW offers up to $16k/year in need-based grants, but you won't qualify if you receive their merit-based grants.


What? Serious? I got merit so I'm auto locked out of any need grants? That sounds dumb. Is this standard policy for all law schools?


standard policy for most law schools is to not give you any need-based grants regardless, so i'd count your blessings.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Law » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:53 pm

30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:56 pm

2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


Off topic but are you a URM? Money seems extravagant considering your LSAC GPA.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Law » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:02 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


Off topic but are you a URM? Money seems extravagant considering your LSAC GPA.


cuban american, I was just saying that I'm sure they gave me a more generous scholarship than my numbers deserve.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby bender18 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:52 pm

2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


I asked a couple of GW students and the median is about a 3.2. So the 3.0 they would want us to maintain to keep our scholarships is slightly below median.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby BBeauty » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:54 pm

2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


Thats wonderful, congrats! I havent recieved my packet yet but I am hoping for something similar

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Law » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:26 pm

bender18 wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


I asked a couple of GW students and the median is about a 3.2. So the 3.0 they would want us to maintain to keep our scholarships is slightly below median.


That sounds pretty damn reasonable. Actually I was thinking that if I couldn't make about median at the t20 schools I would probably drop out anyway.


Thanks BBeauty, g'luck on your cycle.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:39 pm

bender18 wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


I asked a couple of GW students and the median is about a 3.2. So the 3.0 they would want us to maintain to keep our scholarships is slightly below median.


In another thread, someone says GW curves to a 3.3 which would make a 3.0 near bottom 20/15%. Not sure how accurate that is though. Just passing what I read along.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:43 pm

Withdrew today after acceptance a few weeks ago.

GL all!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:49 pm

2011Law wrote:
bender18 wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


I asked a couple of GW students and the median is about a 3.2. So the 3.0 they would want us to maintain to keep our scholarships is slightly below median.


That sounds pretty damn reasonable. Actually I was thinking that if I couldn't make about median at the t20 schools I would probably drop out anyway.


Thanks BBeauty, g'luck on your cycle.


Me too. And the stipulation makes sense. At bottom 10-15% they'd probably rather write you off as attrition than keep paying your tuition.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:50 pm

2011Law wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


Off topic but are you a URM? Money seems extravagant considering your LSAC GPA.


cuban american, I was just saying that I'm sure they gave me a more generous scholarship than my numbers deserve.


Cuban American as well. I do actually speak Spanish, not like I'm a poser or anything.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Law » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:04 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:
2011Law wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
2011Law wrote:30k a year (with 3.0 gpa stipulation) plus first year housing. Very surprised/happy.

Sorry if this has been asked here before, but what class percentile is 3.0? All I know is that it is a B from this: "B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833".


Off topic but are you a URM? Money seems extravagant considering your LSAC GPA.


cuban american, I was just saying that I'm sure they gave me a more generous scholarship than my numbers deserve.


Cuban American as well. I do actually speak Spanish, not like I'm a poser or anything.


I guess I'm just a poser then.




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