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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby suspicious android » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:02 pm

I notice on LSN that some RD applicants last year got a $100k+ scholarship PLUS first-year living expenses stipend. Is this a better deal than what the ED applicants get?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby MillerTime » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:05 pm

I don't think so. ED applicants get a full ride that includes living expenses I believe. 100k would leave about 20-30k for you to handle out of pocket.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Submitted to the PT program. 2.87/163/167/December. Wish me luck.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Teoeo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:12 pm

evandm wrote:I don't think so. ED applicants get a full ride that includes living expenses I believe. 100k would leave about 20-30k for you to handle out of pocket.


ED gets full tuition which amounts to about 30k more than the $105,450 deal that some RD's get (I have the RD deal). Also, ED is guaranteed while the RD is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 (which is a little below median).

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:15 pm

Teoeo wrote:
evandm wrote:I don't think so. ED applicants get a full ride that includes living expenses I believe. 100k would leave about 20-30k for you to handle out of pocket.


ED gets full tuition which amounts to about 30k more than the $105,450 deal that some RD's get (I have the RD deal). Also, ED is guaranteed while the RD is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 (which is a little below median).


Looking at LSN, it looks like the 105 RD deal is only given to those above both medians. Do you think that is the case, or does above 75/just below other median have a chance?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Teoeo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:21 pm

OrdinarilySkilled wrote:
Teoeo wrote:
evandm wrote:I don't think so. ED applicants get a full ride that includes living expenses I believe. 100k would leave about 20-30k for you to handle out of pocket.


ED gets full tuition which amounts to about 30k more than the $105,450 deal that some RD's get (I have the RD deal). Also, ED is guaranteed while the RD is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 (which is a little below median).


Looking at LSN, it looks like the 105 RD deal is only given to those above both medians. Do you think that is the case, or does above 75/just below other median have a chance?


I was not above both medians, actually I wasn't above either median so I know that's not always true. I had a 3.21//167 with really good softs (an extensive PI resume) and really good recs / personal statement. I think this is due to the fact that last year they opened up a special PI program with a new dean (just for PI) and have been recruiting people hard.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:22 pm

On the topic of scholarship....

What's 75 lsat/above gpa 75 looking like for scholly, if any at all?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Teoeo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:23 pm

Deuce wrote:On the topic of scholarship....

What's 75 lsat/above gpa 75 looking like for scholly, if any at all?


GW tends to do one of 2 things: offer nothing, or offer a boatload of money. If you made it clear you were really interested in them you might get the boatload =D

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby snapdragon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:29 pm

Complete via email for PT program today. Will be watching this thread :)

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:33 pm

snapdragon wrote:Complete via email for PT program today. Will be watching this thread :)


Just got a complete email for the FT program...hopefully we will be hearing something soonish...

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:05 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Just got a complete email for the FT program...hopefully we will be hearing something soonish...


I just went complete today too. I have my fingers crossed. Applied for the ED program.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:45 pm

Went complete for the PT program today.

Here's hoping my WE and master's in chemistry outweigh my shoddy UGPA for the PT program.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby snapdragon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:55 pm

androstan wrote:Went complete for the PT program today.

Here's hoping my WE and master's in chemistry outweigh my shoddy UGPA for the PT program.


We actually have pretty close numbers for PT, andro. I'll keep my fingers crossed for us both!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Teflon1974 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:09 pm

androstan wrote:Went complete for the PT program today.

Here's hoping my WE and master's in chemistry outweigh my shoddy UGPA for the PT program.


I have a Master's in chemistry also. I've spoken to a handful of admissions officers, and the consensus seems to be that the Master's degree (although it isn't scored), goes a long way towards rehabilitating your UGPA; especially if you were a hard science undergrad too. I think they use the GPA as a predictor of how well you can handle the workload of law school - I think a Master's in Chemistry is a strong indicator of your ability to handle academic rigor.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Henchman21 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:08 pm

Complete 11/24

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby zreinhar » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:04 am

PT'er here too, submitted 11/9, complete 11/10

LSAT isn't specactular but had a good UGPA relative to major. Are all the PT'ers in a hard science looking to do IP?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby silly101 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:10 pm

sent yesterday

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:12 pm

zreinhar wrote:PT'er here too, submitted 11/9, complete 11/10

LSAT isn't specactular but had a good UGPA relative to major. Are all the PT'ers in a hard science looking to do IP?


I've heard of some that aren't. They are going into law because they want to get the hell away from science/engineering because now they hate it.

ITE I want to hedge my bets, though. There are fewer patent bar eligible JD's out there than otherwise. I want supply/demand economics to work in my favor.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby kwhiteside » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:25 pm

Haven't gone complete yet but applied ED!

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby mi-chan17 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:39 pm

OrdinarilySkilled wrote:
Teoeo wrote:
evandm wrote:I don't think so. ED applicants get a full ride that includes living expenses I believe. 100k would leave about 20-30k for you to handle out of pocket.


ED gets full tuition which amounts to about 30k more than the $105,450 deal that some RD's get (I have the RD deal). Also, ED is guaranteed while the RD is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 (which is a little below median).


Looking at LSN, it looks like the 105 RD deal is only given to those above both medians. Do you think that is the case, or does above 75/just below other median have a chance?


First off, seconding Teoeo in many ways. He's totally right. I'm just throwing in my anecdotal evidence and two-cents:

ED folks end up getting more money than those of us with RD money, but the difference is less than it sounds; it's around $20k (which I realize is a lot of money, but not compared to the $200k law school in DC costs). The Pres. scholarship (ED) doesn't cover living expenses, but takes care of all of tuition.

I came in with the $105 RD thing, too. And, like Teoeo, wasn't above both medians. In fact, no one that I've yet met that has that particular scholarship had numbers above both medians (but this is a limited sample, granted). For the record, I was above the 75th on one and near (though slightly above) the 25th on the other. And, unlike Teoeo, my resume was only mediocre.

Teoeo wrote:
GW tends to do one of 2 things: offer nothing, or offer a boatload of money. If you made it clear you were really interested in them you might get the boatload =D


+1

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:41 pm

Teoeo wrote:
Deuce wrote:On the topic of scholarship....

What's 75 lsat/above gpa 75 looking like for scholly, if any at all?


GW tends to do one of 2 things: offer nothing, or offer a boatload of money. If you made it clear you were really interested in them you might get the boatload =D


Just seems silly. I am really interested, but only contingent upon the money.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby Teoeo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:02 am

For the record, mi-chan is also going into PI, so maybe thats a theme.

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:42 pm

Applied 11/27 RD went complete today

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby suspicious android » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Sent in my ED application today, probably a waste of time. Anyone know if they've ever given an ED scholarship to a sub 3.5 GPA?

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Re: GW 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:32 pm

suspicious android wrote:Sent in my ED application today, probably a waste of time. Anyone know if they've ever given an ED scholarship to a sub 3.5 GPA?


Maybe if you have a 180. GW is known to care about LSAT more than anything.




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