American University 2011 Applicants

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deepspacenine
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby deepspacenine » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:53 pm

Flips88 wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Who have y'all been emailing to negotiate? Associate Director Sandoval?

Does American even negotiate? or are you trying to negotiate from the $5k to the $10k?


I'm trying to even get $5K or $10K... As it stands (unless the mail is slow, I got admitted last week) I got nothing from AU, although I got substantial schollys from peer ranked schools so gonna see if I can even get 5. :oops:

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:50 pm

deepspacenine wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Who have y'all been emailing to negotiate? Associate Director Sandoval?

Does American even negotiate? or are you trying to negotiate from the $5k to the $10k?


I'm trying to even get $5K or $10K... As it stands (unless the mail is slow, I got admitted last week) I got nothing from AU, although I got substantial schollys from peer ranked schools so gonna see if I can even get 5. :oops:


Just withdrew myself and my 10k. Hope it helps someone here.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby PDTPapaBear » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:20 am

gdane wrote:Hey guys, lets plan something for friday!



Count me in. I've gotta drink every day this week anyways, it's a Final Four week tradition.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby silversnitches » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:54 am

Anyone else going to the Apr 22nd ASD?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby dink3500 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:18 pm

silversnitches wrote:Anyone else going to the Apr 22nd ASD?

I'll also be there

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm

So who is collecting phone numbers for tomorrow night? And how is everyone getting there tomorrow? The directions from the e-mail yesterday sound pretty annoying.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:31 pm

ilovesf wrote:So who is collecting phone numbers for tomorrow night? And how is everyone getting there tomorrow? The directions from the e-mail yesterday sound pretty annoying.


I'll probably drive in, but the metro --> shuttle bus thing is pretty easy, from my understanding.

Are you guys all planning to stay until the end... 6:00?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:34 pm

nightman09 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:So who is collecting phone numbers for tomorrow night? And how is everyone getting there tomorrow? The directions from the e-mail yesterday sound pretty annoying.


I'll probably drive in, but the metro --> shuttle bus thing is pretty easy, from my understanding.

Are you guys all planning to stay until the end... 6:00?

The DC Metro is the most simple public transit system you'll ever encounter

ZFB
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ZFB » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:04 pm

I'm staying at the Marriott a few miles north, then driving to the law school. If anyone is in the same area and needs a ride PM me here and I'll see what I can do to help.

As for staying for the whole thing, I'm leaving for an hour or so to head to the Georgetown ROTC office but then I'll be back and stay until the end.

Looking forward to meeting everyone there.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:18 pm

ilovesf wrote:So who is collecting phone numbers for tomorrow night? And how is everyone getting there tomorrow? The directions from the e-mail yesterday sound pretty annoying.

Il get in to dc today at midnightish. Ill take the metro and shuttle to the school tomorrow morning.

We can all meet outside the school and form a little group.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:36 pm

gdane wrote:We can all meet outside the school and form a little group.

This definitely will not work without some prompting/organization. (I've tried this tactic a few times already at other schools....)

Also, I may not stay the whole time unless everyone else is planning to, in which case I'm happy to hang back to meet up.

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PDTPapaBear
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby PDTPapaBear » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:59 pm

I will collect numbers and get everyone into one spot to start. I don't know dc real well though, so someone else is in charge of where we actually go. Get the PMs my way so we can make this happen.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:46 pm

PDTPapaBear wrote:I will collect numbers and get everyone into one spot to start. I don't know dc real well though, so someone else is in charge of where we actually go. Get the PMs my way so we can make this happen.


PM'd! Excited for tomorrow, I'll get there at around 9.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:08 pm

Im at the airport. Waiting. My flight was delayed.

I do hope to see a nice group tomorrow though.

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jplwine
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby jplwine » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:08 pm

Withdrawing tomorrow. Good luck to all who attend. Seems like a great school (esp. for PI or International), but I can't justify the debt. Have fun in DC.

Zamarripa
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Zamarripa » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:12 pm

Looks like i'll be attending this fall, just sent in my deposit :D

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:25 am

Zamarripa wrote:Looks like i'll be attending this fall, just sent in my deposit :D


I will be depositing as well while waiting on a few waitlists...loved the school during the ASD

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:35 am

Asd was great! I met some really great people.

I hope we end up as classmates. :D

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby cam22 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:43 am

Facebook Group started today for the class of 2014, hopefully ASD went great for all that attended. I won't be able to attend until the next one on the 22nd.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Shammis » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:48 pm

can people comment on the ASD? how was it...I wasnt able to attend because of work :(

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gdane
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:04 pm

jstubbs wrote:can people comment on the ASD? how was it...I wasnt able to attend because of work :(

It was ok. The school itself is one big building, but the surrounding area looks nice. They definitely put a large emphasis on their international law program and public interest externships.

They spoke about job prospects. They stressed that networking was key to ensuring one finds employment after graduation. This is generally true at all schools, but they really stressed it.

Overall, I liked it. Barring a miraculous acceptance off the gw waitlist, ill be at wcl in the fall.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:59 pm

Didn't deposit to get my scholly, was emailed today saying they withdrew my app.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:20 pm

Flips88 wrote:Didn't deposit to get my scholly, was emailed today saying they withdrew my app.


That's actually weird -- yesterday they said that if you didn't deposit for your scholly, they wouldn't withdraw your app, they would only withdraw your scholly offer. In other news, the ASD was ok, but I think I'll be withdrawing very shortly as well.

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Flips88
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:57 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Didn't deposit to get my scholly, was emailed today saying they withdrew my app.


That's actually weird -- yesterday they said that if you didn't deposit for your scholly, they wouldn't withdraw your app, they would only withdraw your scholly offer. In other news, the ASD was ok, but I think I'll be withdrawing very shortly as well.

"We are disappointed you did not accept the American University Washington College of Law Merit Scholarship by submitting the required deposit by April 1, 2011. Since the response deadline has passed we assume you have decided to pursue other options. Consequently, we are withdrawing your application from the fall 2011 entering class."

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ZFB » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:58 pm

I had a great experience at the ASD. I'm pretty sure I will be going to WCL in August.

I started by asking one of the faculty members if he knew of any current student or professor involved with the JAG Corps. He didn't know off hand but 30 minutes later Brooke Sandoval found me and asked if I was the one wanting to know about JAG. She pointed me to a current 3L who will be commissioning into the Air Force. This 3L then introduced me to one her professors who is retired Air Force and I spent about 2 hours talking to them. All of the information they gave me, the overall level of hospitality, and the externship opportunities available to students have pretty much sold me on American.




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