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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:59 am
by BeaverHunter
After going complete 3/9 GSU finally made a decision on my application. I was accepted to PT nights (my first choice), very excited. Stats are 168 LSAT, 2.49 GPA. Good luck to those who have not yet heard back. Status checker was updated, I did not receive an email.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:04 am
by Bill Cosby
For the love of God, don't attend John Marshall.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:33 am
by pinkedelweiss
Ahhhh still going nuts waiting to hear!!!


Bill Cosby wrote:For the love of God, don't attend John Marshall.

I wouldn't say that to someone, each person's situation is specific! John Marshall gave me a scholarship that would bring the cost down to the same as GSU, and I seriously considered going there, because I didn't have to take out loans as opposed to a place like UNC which is much better, but would be soo much more expensive!
And, some people don't mind being public defenders or not getting a job at a large law firm, which is what would happen if you go to John Marshall...

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:51 am
by twocuphabit
@BeaverHunter When did you get the decision?

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:01 pm
by twocuphabit
pinkedelweiss wrote:John Marshall gave me a scholarship that would bring the cost down to the same as GSU...


Thank you for saying this! I went back to the status checker on a lark and saw "John E. Ryan Scholarship Letter". It shows as sent yesterday, the same day as my acceptance packet. :) I'll let you folks know how I did when it arrives.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:04 pm
by twocuphabit
Strange! I just logged into the status checker for GSU and saw "Seat Deposit" in the Fees area. It wasn't there before. There's no date or amount due, just Seat Deposit, 0.00. Does anyone else see this? I've been In Review since 4/7.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:16 pm
by BeaverHunter
Decision this morning via status checker. No more obsessing over this for me :)

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:51 pm
by Bill Cosby
pinkedelweiss wrote:Ahhhh still going nuts waiting to hear!!!


Bill Cosby wrote:For the love of God, don't attend John Marshall.

I wouldn't say that to someone, each person's situation is specific! John Marshall gave me a scholarship that would bring the cost down to the same as GSU, and I seriously considered going there, because I didn't have to take out loans as opposed to a place like UNC which is much better, but would be soo much more expensive!
And, some people don't mind being public defenders or not getting a job at a large law firm, which is what would happen if you go to John Marshall...


No, going to John Marshall means you won't have a legal job at all in 90%+ of cases.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:11 pm
by twocuphabit
Actually, in 2009, John Marshall had a placement rate of 90.5%. For GSU, it was 93%.

Please stop. Your comment are not helpful to anyone here.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:32 pm
by akealon
BeaverHunter wrote:After going complete 3/9 GSU finally made a decision on my application. I was accepted to PT nights (my first choice), very excited. Stats are 168 LSAT, 2.49 GPA. Good luck to those who have not yet heard back. Status checker was updated, I did not receive an email.


This gives me some hope. I'm at a 2.86 GPA, but LSAT was only 156 (only decided to apply to law school in mid-december so limited prep time, which mitigated a tiny bit of the disappointment) and also applying for part time evening. Hopefully I'll see you in classes this fall.

For the John Marshall haters... The school is not *that* bad at all. My decision factor was cost and convenience based. Even with a possible scholarship to bring the rates down, GSU law building is all of 10-15 minutes from my office in Inman Park. That makes a huge difference when married and have kids and all that.

E: Also went complete on the same day (3/9)

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:35 pm
by pinkedelweiss
I was waitlisted :( Oh well, I will go there, if not this fall I will retake the LSAT and go next fall so the waitlist doesn't bother me too much....
My stats are 154/ 3.6 from Georgia Tech...
I need to retake that LSAT!!

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:01 pm
by twocuphabit
I just checked, and I was waitlisted, too. :(

Does anyone have any info about whether they'll tell you your place, when they pull, etc? For those that have recently been admitted, when is your deposit deadline?

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:49 pm
by uwgbluedevil
I hope all of you are able to get off the waitlist. good luck.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:44 pm
by gotcha
Bill Cosby wrote:
pinkedelweiss wrote:Ahhhh still going nuts waiting to hear!!!


Bill Cosby wrote:For the love of God, don't attend John Marshall.

I wouldn't say that to someone, each person's situation is specific! John Marshall gave me a scholarship that would bring the cost down to the same as GSU, and I seriously considered going there, because I didn't have to take out loans as opposed to a place like UNC which is much better, but would be soo much more expensive!
And, some people don't mind being public defenders or not getting a job at a large law firm, which is what would happen if you go to John Marshall...


No, going to John Marshall means you won't have a legal job at all in 90%+ of cases.


I don't know how I found my way here but a quick google search solves this debate:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... hool-03192

33% employed at graduation, total.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:23 pm
by abc5667
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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:53 pm
by Roxybsr
I just checked...I was waitlisted. :(
The wait continues...

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:57 pm
by abc5667
I hate when schools send you a fee waiver and get you all excited, but then reject you anyway.. I already go to GSU and is graduating magna cum laude with 157 lsat. and i was rejected.. so crushed.. don't know how I'm going to explain to my parents that I'm not going to law school in the fall anymore. I'm in at mercer, but i don't really want to go there.. sucks. I wish I had been waitlisted rather than flat out rejected. :( Gonna study hard for lsats this summer.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:14 am
by clemson09
My seat deposit is due the 26th...

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:26 pm
by uwgbluedevil
clemson09 wrote:My seat deposit is due the 26th...


Did you get your situation figured out about part-time versus full-time?

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:17 pm
by antneymatt
I received the letter a few weeks ago that I would be placed on the waitlist. I just checked today and the status changed to "priority waitlist". Does anyone else have this? Is "priority waitlist" different than the normal waitlist?

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:17 pm
by twocuphabit
antneymatt wrote:I received the letter a few weeks ago that I would be placed on the waitlist. I just checked today and the status changed to "priority waitlist". Does anyone else have this? Is "priority waitlist" different than the normal waitlist?


Don't have it, but that sounds like a good (different) thing! :)

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:05 pm
by Roxybsr
twocuphabit wrote:
antneymatt wrote:I received the letter a few weeks ago that I would be placed on the waitlist. I just checked today and the status changed to "priority waitlist". Does anyone else have this? Is "priority waitlist" different than the normal waitlist?


Don't have it, but that sounds like a good (different) thing! :)



Wow... You received an actual letter? and 'Priority Waitlist'? I agree seems like a good thing. I only found out via status checker that I was on the wait list. Good Luck!

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:29 am
by clemson09
No, I haven't figured out the PT vs FT thing... As you would expect admissions is slammed and they said they would address my questions in time, but I would have to wait.

When you receive the admissions packet there is a Schedule Selection form to fill out, I think I may just indicate that I want full-time on that and see how it goes...

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:22 pm
by twocuphabit
I was able to sit down with the Director of Admissions today. If you have been waitlisted, or have not received a decision, I might be able to shed some light on your situation. I don't believe any of the information shared with me was confidential, but I don't want to post it here. Just PM me.

Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:43 pm
by massattack
I've had an interesting debate about this...I don't know if it has been discussed on this thread:

Would you take GSU full ride over Emory 1/2 scholarship?