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

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:42 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote: I hope you have some great plan to offset that prohibitive tuition though!



I have a fool proof plan.

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

Postby Munchkin318 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:27 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote: I hope you have some great plan to offset that prohibitive tuition though!



I have a fool proof plan.

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+1

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

Postby Stinger97 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:38 am

I put down my seat deposit about two weeks ago. When do we receive information about what happens next? The only communications I've received through my AU email that they told me to check regularly are events happening at the school. I don't even know when the program starts at this point. Maybe I'm jumping the gun with all this, but I'm anxious! I need to know!

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

Postby HellOnHeels » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:44 am

Stinger97 wrote:I put down my seat deposit about two weeks ago. When do we receive information about what happens next? The only communications I've received through my AU email that they told me to check regularly are events happening at the school. I don't even know when the program starts at this point. Maybe I'm jumping the gun with all this, but I'm anxious! I need to know!

Orientation for new students seems to start on August 15.
http://www.wcl.american.edu/registrar/

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

Postby swish41 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:16 pm

admitted today off the waitlist.

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

Postby PoliticalJunkie73 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:19 pm

swish41 wrote:admitted today off the waitlist.


Congrats! Did you find out by email or snail mail?

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

Postby swish41 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:34 pm

e-mail . i received a are you still interested e-mail. then once i replied, they called me to tell me I was admitted. now the 24 hour deposit marathon begins!

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

Postby ashen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:36 pm

swish41 wrote:e-mail . i received a are you still interested e-mail. then once i replied, they called me to tell me I was admitted. now the 24 hour deposit marathon begins!

Would you be willing to share numbers and did you send in a LOCI?

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

Postby Gavel » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:52 pm

ashen wrote:
swish41 wrote:e-mail . i received a are you still interested e-mail. then once i replied, they called me to tell me I was admitted. now the 24 hour deposit marathon begins!

Would you be willing to share numbers and did you send in a LOCI?


+1

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

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Gavel wrote:
ashen wrote:
swish41 wrote:e-mail . i received a are you still interested e-mail. then once i replied, they called me to tell me I was admitted. now the 24 hour deposit marathon begins!

Would you be willing to share numbers and did you send in a LOCI?


+1


+2 !!! Some hope for those on the waitlist? :D

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

Postby cjstudent » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:05 pm

ZeffKay wrote:Arizona State applicant checking in.

I know the DC area is a top choice for me and my fiancé. Hope I don't come off as rude by asking these questions, but here we go:

Does being further off from the downtown area provide for any hindrances regarding job placement or networking? ANd then the same question but with regards to the fact that the other two law Schools in the area are indeed higher ranked than American.

Also, i don't think its any secret that American is a slightly left leaning student body and faculty focused on public service and human rights. I am not a closed minded or ignorant individual, but my views do not exactly line up with that mindset and I am not particularly interested in public service (already a sell-out if you will ha). Does this actually play a role in the law school lifestyle? Should I look elsewhere is public service type law is not in my goal lists?

Again, not trying to sound rude or insulting or close-minded, just trying to get some answers.

Thank you to any and all that can help me out and good luck to all of you in the coming months!


From a current AU student,
Being further off from downtown isn't a hindrance as long as you stick close to the metro. Adding a bus to your commute will add on a lot of time. The school itself also hosts a lot of networking events. Your 1L year you won't have much time to get out, and you have plenty of networking to do in-school. Once you get to your 2L and 3L years you will have externships/internships that get you to the capital and networking.

As to being behind GW and Georgetown, sure, it's a factor. But there are a LOT of law schools in DC. There are also a lot of opportunities in DC. It's a competitive market everywhere, but if you get good grades and hustle, you'll do fine.

American does have a left-leaning student body. And plenty of people do human rights stuff. But plenty of people don't. I don't plan to go into public service, but I'm left-leaning. If you don't like socializing with people who tend to vote democrat, then I suppose that would bother you here. But in terms of what you want to pursue people aren't going to care if you want to go into business law or something that makes more money. We all have bills to pay.

Good luck

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

Postby swish41 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:08 pm

i did send in a LOC. im at the median for the gpa. a little above the 75th for lsat.

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

Postby swish41 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:44 pm

good luck to the rest of you!

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

Postby summergirl88 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:57 am

Also accepted off the waitlist yesterday. I received an email asking my level of interest and then got a call shortly after. Around 25% LSAT and above 75% GPA. I sent in 2 LOCIs, toured the school, and attended a waitlist session

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

Postby swish41 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:41 pm

i also went to the waitlist session and toured the school. congrats summergirl!

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

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:01 pm

Awesome. Thanks for the info :D . Can I ask if either of you are URM? Just trying to gauge if they're looking at increasing diversity students right now or a wider pool.

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

Postby summergirl88 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:15 pm

Thanks swish! Congrats to you too! Good luck to everyone still waiting!

Tikitembo- I'm not URM but I was born in a foreign country and emphasized by diverse background in my application

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

Postby swish41 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm

i'm not URM either. It helps to have work experience.

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

Postby TIKITEMBO » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:33 pm

Great! Yeah, it sounds like our applications have similar elements. My numbers are similar to summergirl's. Lots of work experience in PI. Visited, wrote LOCI. Hoping the good news keeps coming for wait list people :D

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

Postby jessedvhs » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:48 pm

C'mon you "off the WL accepted" suckas, let's update that LSN profile!
I need a straight shot of invigorated (or fleeting) hope.

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

Postby ashen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:59 pm

jessedvhs wrote:C'mon you "off the WL accepted" suckas, let's update that LSN profile!
I need a straight shot of invigorated (or fleeting) hope.

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

Postby Gavel » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:37 pm

summergirl88 wrote:Also accepted off the waitlist yesterday. I received an email asking my level of interest and then got a call shortly after. Around 25% LSAT and above 75% GPA. I sent in 2 LOCIs, toured the school, and attended a waitlist session


I have the same stats. sent one LOCI only. Did not visit. How long did you wait before sending the second LOCI? The only reason I did not send a second one is because a month hasn't passed since I sent my first one.

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

Postby z0rk » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:47 pm

Gavel wrote:
summergirl88 wrote:Also accepted off the waitlist yesterday. I received an email asking my level of interest and then got a call shortly after. Around 25% LSAT and above 75% GPA. I sent in 2 LOCIs, toured the school, and attended a waitlist session


I have the same stats. sent one LOCI only. Did not visit. How long did you wait before sending the second LOCI? The only reason I did not send a second one is because a month hasn't passed since I sent my first one.


Generally every month to six weeks is advised for sending LOCI's.

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

Postby Gavel » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:09 pm

my month is up in six days, that is when they are getting a new LOCI

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

Postby futurejdgirl » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:43 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109165645885333/

official facebook group for class of 2015




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