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

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

Postby fltanglab » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:05 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
fltanglab wrote:So...I think that ED can hurt because it shows a lack of judgment on your part if you choose to ED when you have a small chance at RD, but it has nothing to do with how the process itself works. Or ED can show a definite commitment to attend.

I'd imagine they just go through pile, move that one immediately from ED to RD / then they're judged regularly


Perhaps. I would think they note it in the application though. I don't particularly care lol.

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

Postby Samara » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:39 am

Wow, a lot of herpderp ITT. Here's how ED works at all schools, scholarship or not:

When you apply ED, schools have four options: accept, waitlist, deny or hold. If you are a competitive candidate for a school, but not enough for the full scholarship at a school like GW or Northwestern, you will get held and then considered with the RD applicants. If you are a borderline candidate, they may waitlist you outright, but I think most get held, accepted or denied.

Applying will only help your chances of admission, even at a school like GW when you aren't competitive for the full scholarship. Applying ED still demonstrates a commitment to the school and will still be a small boost if you get held to regular decision. At schools like GW, you don't have the scholarship disadvantage either, because you either receive their highest award or you are released from the binding ED contract.

There's more info on ED and EA here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/early-de ... ction.html

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

Postby HyeMart » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:11 pm

Or they could see your ED as a sign you want a full ride and would go to another school that provided you one.

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

Postby law4vus » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:33 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Just curious on how people think I'll do with a 167 / 3.44 (GW is probably my top choice so fingers crossed)....

edit: LSN appears to slightly favor me...


Probably waitlist territory, but the decrease in apps this year might swing it in your favor. Good luck!

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

Postby Samara » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:06 pm

HyeMart wrote:Or they could see your ED as a sign you want a full ride and would go to another school that provided you one.

There's not an eyeroll big enough for this comment. Please stop spreading misinformation. If you have even a shred of evidence to back up your statements, I'd love to hear it.

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

Postby stillwater » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:09 pm

Samara wrote:
HyeMart wrote:Or they could see your ED as a sign you want a full ride and would go to another school that provided you one.

There's not an eyeroll big enough for this comment. Please stop spreading misinformation. If you have even a shred of evidence to back up your statements, I'd love to hear it.


+1

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:20 pm

stillwater wrote:
Samara wrote:
HyeMart wrote:Or they could see your ED as a sign you want a full ride and would go to another school that provided you one.

There's not an eyeroll big enough for this comment. Please stop spreading misinformation. If you have even a shred of evidence to back up your statements, I'd love to hear it.


+1

+2

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

Postby luxxe » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:08 pm

Just submitted!

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

Postby beezy08 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Does anyone know if your status says anywhere (or is supposed to say) that you are an ED applicant? I know my application is complete and I selected ED, but I don't have any confirmation of whether or not they got my agreement.

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

Postby jrg0607 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:03 pm

I called - they don't indicate if you applied early decision or regular decision on the status checker, just if your application is complete.

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

Postby stingray » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:27 am

Did GW actually email you guys a link to their status checker, or when you say "status checker" are you refering to the LSAC status checker? I never received a status checker from GW directly, only a confirmation email from LSAC saying that my app had been sent.
I was worried that they hadn't received my ED form, because I never received an email from GW directly, but I spoke to them on the phone, and they said that they already had the form. I asked if they had sent an email, and they said yes, but I never received anything from them--only LSAC.

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

Postby neeko » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:29 am

stingray wrote:Did GW actually email you guys a link to their status checker, or when you say "status checker" are you refering to the LSAC status checker? I never received a status checker from GW directly, only a confirmation email from LSAC saying that my app had been sent.
I was worried that they hadn't received my ED form, because I never received an email from GW directly, but I spoke to them on the phone, and they said that they already had the form. I asked if they had sent an email, and they said yes, but I never received anything from them--only LSAC.


I got a status checker from them. It is just sitting at Application Received still, but I have it.

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

Postby stingray » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:07 pm

neeko wrote:
stingray wrote:Did GW actually email you guys a link to their status checker, or when you say "status checker" are you refering to the LSAC status checker? I never received a status checker from GW directly, only a confirmation email from LSAC saying that my app had been sent.
I was worried that they hadn't received my ED form, because I never received an email from GW directly, but I spoke to them on the phone, and they said that they already had the form. I asked if they had sent an email, and they said yes, but I never received anything from them--only LSAC.


I got a status checker from them. It is just sitting at Application Received still, but I have it.

Hmmmm...Well, I guess that I can do without a status checker. Strange. They said they sent it--even told me which email they sent it to--but nothing in my inbox or spam folder. I'm not going to press the issue, because I know they are busy, and I don't guess I really need the status checker. Does anyone know how GW lets applicants know if they got in? Please don't say via status checker.

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

Postby Schang1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:24 pm

Has anyone received merit-based fee waivers from GW? :) I am ready to apply now, but I was wondering if they send out merit-based ones...

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

Postby Mark_LS » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:26 pm

Schang1 wrote:Has anyone received merit-based fee waivers from GW? :) I am ready to apply now, but I was wondering if they send out merit-based ones...

They do.

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

Postby luxxe » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:33 pm

Schang1 wrote:Has anyone received merit-based fee waivers from GW? :) I am ready to apply now, but I was wondering if they send out merit-based ones...


Yeah, I got one a few days after October score release.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:24 pm

Applied last week, but checking in!

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

Postby JoeMo » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:17 pm

Applied today. So joining this thread.

EDIT: Boy are they quick, already got a status checker.

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

Postby cch24 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:45 pm

So I applied on 10/25 and today this pops up on the top of my status checker screen:


CONGRATULATIONS! You have been admitted to the LL.M. degree program at The George Washington University Law School for the 2012-2013 academic year! Further details will be sent to you via mail and e-mail. We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you to our law school community.


What does that mean?? I clearly applied for the JD program. Do you think I was accepted and this is a mistake? It wasn't there yesterday when I checked. So confused.

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

Postby lrslayer » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:55 pm

cch24 wrote:So I applied on 10/25 and today this pops up on the top of my status checker screen:


CONGRATULATIONS! You have been admitted to the LL.M. degree program at The George Washington University Law School for the 2012-2013 academic year! Further details will be sent to you via mail and e-mail. We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you to our law school community.


What does that mean?? I clearly applied for the JD program. Do you think I was accepted and this is a mistake? It wasn't there yesterday when I checked. So confused.

I would call. That is soooooo odd!

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

Postby cmd72215 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:00 pm

I got the same update....does that mean rejected from JD?

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

Postby Samara » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:02 pm

cmd72215 wrote:I got the same update....does that mean rejected from JD?

lolno It's not the LLM program is JD Lite. It's likely just some sort of glitch. Either you got in and it's displaying the wrong message or the system is sending LLM acceptance to the wrong people. When did you submit?

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

Postby cmd72215 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:07 pm

I just called the admissions office and they said the LLM message should have never been sent out. She said they are sharing a server with the LLM program and that they would fix the mistake in the morning. Wow, I was very panicked that that was their way of softly rejecting you from the JD program.

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

Postby cch24 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 pm

cmd72215 wrote:I just called the admissions office and they said the LLM message should have never been sent out. She said they are sharing a server with the LLM program and that they would fix the mistake in the morning. Wow, I was very panicked that that was their way of softly rejecting you from the JD program.


Thank you for the update! I called, but I think it was too late in the day and it went straight to voicemail. I'm kind of sad that doesn't mean we got in for the JD program, but at least we're still in the running.

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:47 pm

Would someone mind posting the link for the status checker? The link in my email doesn't work and I can't find it on the website.

Thanks!




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