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

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

Postby luxxe » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:07 pm

stingray wrote:Sorry to everyone who got dinged today. Sheesh, at this point I'm just praying for a WL.
It certainly seems like they are trying to reduce their class size this year, and that probably isn't a bad thing for GW to do--aren't they notorious for having extremely large classes? If they go from 500 to 300 matriculants, cutting out the bottom 200, they may have the potentintial to increase their medians significantly. But it does suck for those of us that thought having numbers around last years 75th percentile, would give us a good shot at getting in. 75th percentile looks like a crapshoot this year.


It is still super early in the cycle - and there is no way any school could afford to cut 2/5 of their incoming class.

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

Postby gdh » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:10 pm

Got the little letter via snail mail today. I didn't know what to think when I saw the size; it felt like a lottery. Thrilled about the acceptance.

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

Postby crumpledq » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Applied 10/25, complete 11/4, and haven't heard a peep, despite the vast majority of others with my timeline receiving a response by now. I'm a huge splitter with very strong softs. I guess they are just waiting to see how their applicant pool develops before getting back to me because my numbers are so weird, but I should share my status in case there are others like me out there waiting on GW.

Anyone else complete around 11/4 and still waiting?

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

Postby stingray » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:47 pm

luxxe wrote:
stingray wrote:Sorry to everyone who got dinged today. Sheesh, at this point I'm just praying for a WL.
It certainly seems like they are trying to reduce their class size this year, and that probably isn't a bad thing for GW to do--aren't they notorious for having extremely large classes? If they go from 500 to 300 matriculants, cutting out the bottom 200, they may have the potentintial to increase their medians significantly. But it does suck for those of us that thought having numbers around last years 75th percentile, would give us a good shot at getting in. 75th percentile looks like a crapshoot this year.


It is still super early in the cycle - and there is no way any school could afford to cut 2/5 of their incoming class.


You're right about it being early in the cycle. And beyond that, we probably can't tell much from LSN and TLS. We are just a small slice of the 9000 applications they receive every year. Still, it is disheartening to see some of these rejections.

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:17 am

Welll... my mood just turned around (I was the 167/3.5 wondering if I'll just under perform everywhere after GW wouldn't even give me a WL). Just got in Minn today!

Best of luck to all acceptances / still waiting in GW, definitely a great school (even though I was bitter lol)

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

Postby fltanglab » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:51 am

ThreeRivers wrote:Welll... my mood just turned around (I was the 167/3.5 wondering if I'll just under perform everywhere after GW wouldn't even give me a WL). Just got in Minn today!

Best of luck to all acceptances / still waiting in GW, definitely a great school (even though I was bitter lol)


Congrats!

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

Postby unitedfrutopia » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:54 am

Sucks that we're getting dinged, but I give them credit for reducing class size ITE, if that's what they're doing.

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

Postby fltanglab » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:07 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
fltanglab wrote::( Being rejected sucks. I've had that happen 3 times already. But you could easily get accepted somewhere else, so don't lose hope!

Lol thanks and I'm trying

I've been accepted into Washington and Lee / rejected from Texas and now GW

The Texas one really didn't bother me at all because I really expected it / was over it by the time I was done reading the e-mail

The GW really surprised me, and its not the actual rejection that has me upset but fear that something is wrong with my app that I'm not seeing and I'll underperform this cycle lol

I have a 3.44 gpa, but sadly that's with a 0.00 gpa in my freshman year (have gotten all 4.0's since). I obviously wrote an addendum and I was kind of hoping this would be a "good" soft in that my gpa was a 3.9+ if you take away one semester. Maybe schools are instead viewing it as a "this kid has the potential to have that 0.00 again" (even if that was 5 years ago lol)


Yeah I felt the same way about Texas. I have lower GPA than you do, but for very different reasons (pre-med courses) and I'm WLed. But yeah I haven't heard anything from UMN in about two months lol.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:39 pm

Not sure if this was already addressed earlier in the thread...but does anyone have any idea when GW sends out merit scholarship info? Is it next year? Or soonish after your acceptance?

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

Postby eemi » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:50 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Not sure if this was already addressed earlier in the thread...but does anyone have any idea when GW sends out merit scholarship info? Is it next year? Or soonish after your acceptance?


I was wondering this as well... I got my original letter a couple of weeks ago (snail mail) but haven't heard about scholarships yet. Hoping it's soon!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:16 pm

eemi wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Not sure if this was already addressed earlier in the thread...but does anyone have any idea when GW sends out merit scholarship info? Is it next year? Or soonish after your acceptance?


I was wondering this as well... I got my original letter a couple of weeks ago (snail mail) but haven't heard about scholarships yet. Hoping it's soon!

I got a Christmas card about 2 weeks after my first acceptance letter, which was nice, but I want my scholarship offer!

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

Postby Zelda » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:34 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
eemi wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Not sure if this was already addressed earlier in the thread...but does anyone have any idea when GW sends out merit scholarship info? Is it next year? Or soonish after your acceptance?


I was wondering this as well... I got my original letter a couple of weeks ago (snail mail) but haven't heard about scholarships yet. Hoping it's soon!

I got a Christmas card about 2 weeks after my first acceptance letter, which was nice, but I want my scholarship offer!


+1

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

Postby ucbkenn » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:35 pm

aaramil wrote:Apparently GW isn't giving much love to splitters this year. I really hope my December LSAT increases by at least a point, or else my anticipated W/L -> Acceptance becomes an auto-ding.


Don't give up hope. I got accepted awhile back with a 3.27 and a 172.

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

Postby emkay625 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:25 pm

In via snail mail 12/7/11. 173/3.23.

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

Postby Futuristic » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:33 pm

In via snail mail on 12/09. App sent early November.
URM below medians

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

Postby AmandaPB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:48 pm

I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:53 pm

AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

laughed out loud

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

Postby luxxe » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:55 pm

AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!


I'm feeling the same wayyy. People that have applied later than me with much lower numbers have been accepted already (which I am SUPER SUPER happy about for y'all, just feeling neglected).

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

Postby AmandaPB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:56 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

laughed out loud

Thank you for typing that instead of saying “lol.” I’m serious, I hate those three letters.

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

Postby AmandaPB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:57 pm

luxxe wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!


I'm feeling the same wayyy. People that have applied later than me with much lower numbers have been accepted already (which I am SUPER SUPER happy about for y'all, just feeling neglected).

Haha, same. I am definitely happy for the people getting! But GW, why haven’t you accepted us?!

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

Postby Samara » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:18 pm

AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

Uhhhh, you're already in at Berkeley. Might as well withdraw.

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

Postby tennisking88 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:21 pm

Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

Uhhhh, you're already in at Berkeley. Might as well withdraw.


+100000

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

Postby AmandaPB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:57 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I hate you GW, I’m considering withdrawing before you can ruin my cycle’s momentum with a WL or reject. HA!

Uhhhh, you're already in at Berkeley. Might as well withdraw.


+100000

Probably will soon, don’t worry people.

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

Postby so_fetch » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:57 pm

In via mail... I got the letter yesterday but I was away for the weekend so it could have come as early as Thursday. Im in california & I submitted the first week in November. good luck to others!!




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