American University 2011 Applicants

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Mach 26
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Mach 26 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:27 pm

Withdrew from the waitlist this morning. Best of luck to those of you still waiting!

wokeemilo
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby wokeemilo » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:23 pm

just got an e-mail asking for my level of interest. i'm on the FT only waitlist.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby smartblonde87 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:50 pm

wokeemilo wrote:just got an e-mail asking for my level of interest. i'm on the FT only waitlist.


good luck!
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wokeemilo
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby wokeemilo » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:27 pm

smartblonde87 wrote:
wokeemilo wrote:just got an e-mail asking for my level of interest. i'm on the FT only waitlist.


the correct answer to this is ALWAYS 100% - good luck!


Thanks! I replied and got a call immediately after, offering me a spot. Now I have a decision to make! Good luck everyone!

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joylax
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby joylax » Wed May 04, 2011 4:32 pm

wow. seems like activity slowed down. hope i get a call from au soon!!

i<3ny
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby i<3ny » Thu May 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Just got the "still interested?" email as well.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby bman » Fri May 06, 2011 9:29 am

Hey Everyone,

I got the email yesterday and immediately replied. Within 10 minutes I received a phone call offering me spot off the wait list. Looks like I will be going to AU in the fall.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby joylax » Fri May 06, 2011 9:50 am

congrats bman!

what did you do? loci, additional recommendations, visit?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby bman » Fri May 06, 2011 4:07 pm

joylax wrote:congrats bman!

what did you do? loci, additional recommendations, visit?


I sent two letters of rec and had two LOCI that I sent in, each was sent in about 3 weeks apart. I thinkk staying persistent helps. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby i<3ny » Mon May 09, 2011 7:54 pm

bman wrote:Hey Everyone,

I got the email yesterday and immediately replied. Within 10 minutes I received a phone call offering me spot off the wait list. Looks like I will be going to AU in the fall.


Congrats! That happened to me as well. So does anyone know if there is a FB page for accepted students... and how do I find a place to live. The AU portal is pretty worthless.


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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby bman » Tue May 10, 2011 12:06 pm

Does anyone know when classes start? I went on to the portal and there was nothing on the calendar.

Thanks!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby joylax » Tue May 10, 2011 3:12 pm

I sent two letters of rec and had two LOCI that I sent in, each was sent in about 3 weeks apart. I thinkk staying persistent helps. Good luck to everyone.[/quote]

Did you contact the admissions office before sending in your LORs?

I thought we were suppose to refrain from sending other update items other than those indicated on your application. So I've listened and I see that it's not getting me anywhere. I visited the school and sent in a LOCI. Any recommendations?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby bman » Tue May 10, 2011 4:11 pm

joylax wrote:I sent two letters of rec and had two LOCI that I sent in, each was sent in about 3 weeks apart. I thinkk staying persistent helps. Good luck to everyone.


Did you contact the admissions office before sending in your LORs?

I thought we were suppose to refrain from sending other update items other than those indicated on your application. So I've listened and I see that it's not getting me anywhere. I visited the school and sent in a LOCI. Any recommendations?[/quote]


Hey Joylax,

A few weeks after being put on the waitlist I wrote a LOCI expressing my desire to attend AU and that I would immediately enroll if offered a position. I also went on to discuss what I had been doing at work and what I had been gaining form the experience. Lastly I mentioned why I thought I would be a good fit at AU I mentioned how I thought AU would benefit me, but more importantly what I would bring to AU and the student body. Both of my letters were structured that way but had different specifics.

The letters of rec that I had written came form my boss who spoke of my growth at work and how I would be a great addition to the school. My second letter came form the Dean of Students at my undergrad who spoke of my leadership abilities and how I had made a lasting impact at my university. I never called the admissions office to find out if I could send additional letters of rec. I just did it. I don't think it hurts to send it in even if they say not to. The very least they will do is disregard the letter. I doubt it will hurt you.

I think that since you visited the school and wrote about that, it should help you out and show that you truly are committed. Good luck I hope you get in.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby wokeemilo » Tue May 10, 2011 4:37 pm

i was also admitted off the waitlist a few weeks ago, but declined. i wouldn't be too worried about LORs and LOCIs. all i did was send them an e-mail when i was waitlisted saying i was still interested, and then sent nothing since. so fortunately or unfortunately, LORs and LOCIs may hold less weight than you think!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby i<3ny » Wed May 11, 2011 5:35 pm

wokeemilo wrote:i was also admitted off the waitlist a few weeks ago, but declined. i wouldn't be too worried about LORs and LOCIs. all i did was send them an e-mail when i was waitlisted saying i was still interested, and then sent nothing since. so fortunately or unfortunately, LORs and LOCIs may hold less weight than you think!


Why did you turn them down?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby RCJH » Sat May 14, 2011 8:06 pm

If you are on the wait list will they eventually make a decision of some sort, or will anyone who doesn't gain admission be dragged along for the entire summer?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon May 16, 2011 12:07 am

RCJH wrote:If you are on the wait list will they eventually make a decision of some sort, or will anyone who doesn't gain admission be dragged along for the entire summer?

Yes you will be notified of any decision of some sort at any given time. Specifically, you can be rejected off the waitlist at any time.

If you're waiting, good luck!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby tony1003 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:06 am

I received the still interested email yesterday morning. Hoping to hear something today!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby jkrikori » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:34 pm

Has anyone declined AU recently? I am on the wait list desperately waiting to hear from them..

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby waitingandoverit » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm

Has anyone heard anything lately? I am still desperately waiting to hear from American. Does anyone have a feel for how large the waitlist is, as well? I am nervous I am wasting my time hoping to get in. Any information is very much appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby i<3ny » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:46 am

I'm about to send my withdrawal letter soon, so at least one spot will open up. Good Luck to anyone waiting.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby abbie137 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:34 am

Are you withdrawing from the waitlist or are you withdrawing your acceptance from WCL?

i<3ny
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby i<3ny » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:09 am

Withdrew acceptance

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:40 pm

Will be withdrawing this week, sad not to be living in dc :( ...good luck WLers!




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