American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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z0rk
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby z0rk » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:31 pm

In via status checker as well. So excited!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby puremorning » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:38 pm

App complete status changed to 12/15 like others but no decision yet :-( What gives, American?

Congrats to those in!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawschool899 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:39 pm

puremorning wrote:App complete status changed to 12/15 like others but no decision yet :-( What gives, American?

Congrats to those in!


Same here

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zurcaled11 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:56 pm

In via email!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mathlawcombo » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:57 pm

anyone else on 12/12 for last complete date?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cougarlive » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Congrats to those who got in!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jillianm610 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:03 pm

In! According to the AU Portal info, we have to wait 24 hours to see our acceptance packet/scholarship info online, is this right?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dislaw » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:13 pm

In via e-mail!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby holden147 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:40 pm

In via email! My first decision and it was an admit so I'm ecstatic. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anjmissy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:16 pm

accepted via email..i am now 5 for 5..o yeaaaaa..but this AU acceptance isn't close to my Washington and Lee offer..will probably be withdrawing after the holidays..good luck everyone !

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:00 pm

lawschool899 wrote:
puremorning wrote:App complete status changed to 12/15 like others but no decision yet :-( What gives, American?

Congrats to those in!


Same here


I was complete since 10/16 and just got in on the 19th. I guess sometimes they just take a while? ::Shrugs::

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mathlawcombo » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:05 pm

anybody else have a "complete" update on 12/20? was at complete 12/12 before

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby chunkers24 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:25 pm

yes. my profile updated from 12/1 to 12/20. not sure if it means anything though. :(

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vkgarrett » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:52 pm

In via status checker! Wahoo!! Does anyone have a link to the TLS thread talking about this school? I realize I don't know that much about it...

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mathlawcombo » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:57 pm

vkgarrett wrote:In via status checker! Wahoo!! Does anyone have a link to the TLS thread talking about this school? I realize I don't know that much about it...


when did you last update?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vkgarrett » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:13 pm

mathlawcombo wrote:
vkgarrett wrote:In via status checker! Wahoo!! Does anyone have a link to the TLS thread talking about this school? I realize I don't know that much about it...


when did you last update?


Application Rcvd - 11/23/11
Current status date - 12/21/11

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby swish41 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:50 pm

i was app received: 10/31/2011. app complete 11/4/2011 and app complete again on 11/30/2011. still not heard back. sigh.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby z0rk » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:36 am

swish41 wrote:i was app received: 10/31/2011. app complete 11/4/2011 and app complete again on 11/30/2011. still not heard back. sigh.


PT? FT? Numbers please. I suggest you add some of this info to your profile.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Hey I just wanted to post this for you all here. They have a facebook page where they update their applicants. Here's the link to the page: http://www.facebook.com/auwclJDadmissions

And here is there most recent post: Our final round of admissions offers before we close for the holidays were posted today! Congratulations to those admitted! Never fear, we'll back reviewing files in early January:)

NOTE: American University and the law school will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd- January 2nd. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
-Posted 20 hours ago via facebook

Hopefully this can help alleviate some of the stress?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Miami? » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:48 am

I got WL last year @ American, and am thinking of applying again now.
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby btw384 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:02 pm

Miami? wrote:Hi guys - I'd really appreciate some advice on this...
I got WL last year @ American, and am thinking of applying again now. Nothing will really change about my app this year except that I will get it in now rather than the last possible deadline. I can't take the LSAT again - I really can't - am constantly on the go with a job that has me overseas in developing areas 80-90% of the year, no joke. In fact, I tried a couple times in the past months and had to cancel LSAT sitting because I was deployed at last moment's notice. So I could revamp PS, but...what do you think about reusing the same recommendation letters. They were really fantastic - one of the best parts of my app package, and they are super busy people that I don't want to ask again to rewrite. Thoughts? Can I reuse? Even with last year's dates? Waste of time and app fee to apply again? I really have my heart set on AU and really not excited about going anywhere else...

What do your stats look like?

As for the PS/recommendations, I think it would be a good idea to add another good LOR to your previous ones, and I would certainly rewrite/completely change your PS. You have to think that if you got WL before with your current stats/LORs/PS, why would anything change if you resubmitted the same or similar materials?

If you improve everything and write a new, solid PS, you would have a better chance than you had before. It really depends on your stats though.

edit: And be sure to address how you have improved in the past year. They will be curious to see what you have done to improve your application since being WL last year.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Miami? » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:15 pm

As for the PS/recommendations, I think it would be a good idea to add another good LOR to your previous ones, and I would certainly rewrite/completely change your PS. You have to think that if you got WL before with your current stats/LORs/PS, why would anything change if you resubmitted the same or similar materials?

If you improve everything and write a new, solid PS, you would have a better chance than you had before. It really depends on your stats though.

edit: And be sure to address how you have improved in the past year. They will be curious to see what you have done to improve your application since being WL last year.[/quote]
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:21 pm

Miami? wrote:Hate to admit this here, but 156/3.0. I did, however, go to a prestigious grad school 5 years ago and graduate with a 3.8, but obviously grad school doesn't seem to count in this arena. I have amazing softs though, which is probably what got me on the WL; otherwise, wouldn't have even bothered applying. I will indeed have to rewrite PS - shoot; I worked on it for months and thought that it really highlighted all my softs and why I decided to go back to school now. Thx for your feedback.

btw384 wrote:
Miami? wrote:Hi guys - I'd really appreciate some advice on this...
I got WL last year @ American, and am thinking of applying again now. Nothing will really change about my app this year except that I will get it in now rather than the last possible deadline. I can't take the LSAT again - I really can't - am constantly on the go with a job that has me overseas in developing areas 80-90% of the year, no joke. In fact, I tried a couple times in the past months and had to cancel LSAT sitting because I was deployed at last moment's notice. So I could revamp PS, but...what do you think about reusing the same recommendation letters. They were really fantastic - one of the best parts of my app package, and they are super busy people that I don't want to ask again to rewrite. Thoughts? Can I reuse? Even with last year's dates? Waste of time and app fee to apply again? I really have my heart set on AU and really not excited about going anywhere else...

What do your stats look like?

As for the PS/recommendations, I think it would be a good idea to add another good LOR to your previous ones, and I would certainly rewrite/completely change your PS. You have to think that if you got WL before with your current stats/LORs/PS, why would anything change if you resubmitted the same or similar materials?

If you improve everything and write a new, solid PS, you would have a better chance than you had before. It really depends on your stats though.

edit: And be sure to address how you have improved in the past year. They will be curious to see what you have done to improve your application since being WL last year.


Are you a URM? For a URM that is even very borderline....If you're not a URM you must have had very good softs, and you need to play those softs up even more.. Rewrite your PS definitely and I agree with getting another LOR...If they WL you before, that late in the cycle, I definitely think that you would have a good shot if you applied by the end of the year/very early January. But you really have to show that you grew within the year off... So I suppose something else about you should make them want you...Something that you didn't show them in the previous round. Don't give up hope. It really doesn't hurt to try, and I think you may have a shot.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Miami? » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:25 pm

Not a URM...but yes, very strong softs. Uff, I've had the same job and similar work experience since last March, so gonna be difficult to show growth...but I will give it a go! Thanks for the vote of confidence PersuasiveCharm!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:47 pm

Miami? wrote:Not a URM...but yes, very strong softs. Uff, I've had the same job and similar work experience since last March, so gonna be difficult to show growth...but I will give it a go! Thanks for the vote of confidence PersuasiveCharm!


No prob. Is there absolutely no way you could retake though? Because that would SERIOUSLY increase your chances if you got into the 160's.




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