American University 2011 Applicants

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philswfc2008
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:28 pm

limelightwave wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
limelightwave wrote:Accepted today via email, 165/3.57


Congrats! When did you apply/go complete?


Thanks! EDIT: Applied 2/24, Complete 3/2.


Wow, quick turn-around! Good stuff!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Sonic » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:17 pm

I applied last week of October and my status has been "Application Complete" since 11/15/10.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:12 am

Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:19 am

gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


I'm planning on going as of right now (depending on if I can get out of work that Friday)
Anyone else?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ZFB » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:49 am

I'll be there on 4/1. Driving up after work on Thursday and probably staying until Saturday.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:54 am

i'll be there! i'm from dc though, so its a bit less exciting...

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:52 pm

gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


I'll definitely be there! I'll be coming from NYC on March 31st and staying in DC till April 3rd. I probably can't do the night of the 31st because I'm getting in at 9pm and then I'm staying with a friend in Arlington so it might be inconvenient, but I can definitely do something after the ASD April 1st.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:11 pm

I'll be getting into dc at 12am friday.the first. Il be there until sunday.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby agoldst426 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:57 pm

just got waitlisted with a 167/ 3.64. . .um what?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:04 pm

agoldst426 wrote:just got waitlisted with a 167/ 3.64. . .um what?



YP'd....I was too 168/3.3.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Yep, same to me! Waitlisted at 3.33/167....I wonder if this is due to Yield Protect....I am definitely very surprised by this.

Also...maybe this played no part it in, but on the application, under the category of "Alumni I'm Related To" (or whatever it said), I listed my dad as a former student. However, he transfered out after one year to a T14 school. I wonder if they saw that, saw the list of schools I applied to (many of whom were ranked higher than American),thought I'd either go to another school, or go the way of my dad and transfer, which resulted in this waitlist via YP? Maybe that means nothing, but who knows

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:14 pm

what is yield protect? how does that make someone as qualified as you are not to be admitted?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:18 pm

philswfc2008 wrote:Yep, same to me! Waitlisted at 3.33/167....I wonder if this is due to Yield Protect....I am definitely very surprised by this.

Also...maybe this played no part it in, but on the application, under the category of "Alumni I'm Related To" (or whatever it said), I listed my dad as a former student. However, he transfered out after one year to a T14 school. I wonder if they saw that, saw the list of schools I applied to (many of whom were ranked higher than American),thought I'd either go to another school, or go the way of my dad and transfer, which resulted in this waitlist via YP? Maybe that means nothing, but who knows


I was expecting the waitlist. If you look at the graphs on LSN from the past years there is like a wall at 165.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby philswfc2008 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Who knows, maybe I overrated myself....LSP had me at "Admit", and I thought my LSAT score would push me in...oh well...Surprised, but it happens

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:22 pm

red_alertz wrote:what is yield protect? how does that make someone as qualified as you are not to be admitted?


Schools will waitlist "over" qualified candidates on the assumption they will go to a "better" school. It raises their attendance rates and lowers their acceptance rate. It's a way of gaming their numbers, but it sucks because there are people they waitlist that are seriously considering attending the school. American is the most notorious for doing this.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:23 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:
red_alertz wrote:what is yield protect? how does that make someone as qualified as you are not to be admitted?


Schools will waitlist "over" qualified candidates on the assumption they will go to a "better" school. It raises their attendance rates and lowers their acceptance rate. It's a way of gaming their numbers, but it sucks because there are people they waitlist that are seriously considering attending the school. American is the most notorious for doing this.


hm... i didn't know this at all.... wow...

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby crit_racer » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:24 pm

Waitlisted 169/3.3.

6 waitlists! Though I do think this one is probably YP given American's rep for that sort of thing. At any rate, I'm not gonna ask to stay on it.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:51 pm

gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


Definitely going to be there...I am actually going to be in DC for the whole week leading up to the ASD

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ps1187 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:58 pm

justhockey31 wrote:
gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


Definitely going to be there...I am actually going to be in DC for the whole week leading up to the ASD


Are you guys planning on checking out housing and stuff while you're there (besides the housing event in the schedule)?

I visited not too long ago, and am wondering whether I should attend one of the ASDs...

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:56 pm

ps1187 wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:
gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


Definitely going to be there...I am actually going to be in DC for the whole week leading up to the ASD


Are you guys planning on checking out housing and stuff while you're there (besides the housing event in the schedule)?

I visited not too long ago, and am wondering whether I should attend one of the ASDs...


I was planning on looking around just at neighborhoods I would think about living in...ps-glad to see American stayed t1 though they are hanging on by a thread :?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ps1187 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:06 am

justhockey31 wrote:
ps1187 wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:
gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.


Definitely going to be there...I am actually going to be in DC for the whole week leading up to the ASD


Are you guys planning on checking out housing and stuff while you're there (besides the housing event in the schedule)?

I visited not too long ago, and am wondering whether I should attend one of the ASDs...


I was planning on looking around just at neighborhoods I would think about living in...ps-glad to see American stayed t1 though they are hanging on by a thread :?


Yes, I'll admit that's a massive psychological relief.

When I visited a few weeks ago the tour guide mentioned something about a big housing/roommate-locating event put on by Student Services around July 4. I don't exactly remember the details.

It would be nice to check out the neighborhoods and figure out the commutes etc much earlier though.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:09 am

Housing? Pssh! Lets get a happy hour going! :D

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:21 am

gdane wrote:Housing? Pssh! Lets get a happy hour going! :D



Hahaha I am going for a week so I think I can squeeze in housing and multiple happy hours

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:27 am

gdane wrote:Housing? Pssh! Lets get a happy hour going! :D


definitely +1

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby PDTPapaBear » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:17 am

gdane wrote:Who's going to be at the april 1st asd?

We need to start planning a group meetup.



I'll be there. Hitting BWI on Thursday and leaving Saturday. Seems like people are wanting to do something after the ASD, which I would be all for as long as I can get back to baltimore for my flight saturday morning.




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