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

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

Postby Lawbro » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Hey guys, GW is the first school i've been accepted to. This might be a silly question, but is there anyone at the school I can call and ask what about my application appealed to them? I have over 75 percentile for both gpa and lsat, but I'm particularly curious to see if anything else on my application sparked their interest.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:37 pm

Did you get a handwritten letter? Mine had a personal note that referenced what they found attractive about me.

The truth though is that they admitted you because of your numbers.

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

Postby Lawbro » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:39 pm

Yeah I did, but I feel it pretty much congratulated me on my numbers. It was still nice though :mrgreen:

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

Postby woodscommaL » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Did you get a handwritten letter? Mine had a personal note that referenced what they found attractive about me.

The truth though is that they admitted you because of your numbers.


All my note said was a messy "hope you join us next fall!" or something similarly generic. My app wasn't attractive enough to inspire personalization :(

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

Postby moxy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:53 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:Did you get a handwritten letter? Mine had a personal note that referenced what they found attractive about me.

The truth though is that they admitted you because of your numbers.


All my note said was a messy "hope you join us next fall!" or something similarly generic. My app wasn't attractive enough to inspire personalization :(


Haha + 1 .. Same here .. I would still like to think that I am special !

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

Postby ohcanada » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Has anyone received finical aid information yet?

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

Postby Litts787 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:48 pm

Is anyone else having trouble logging on the admitted students site?

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:48 am

Didn't even know there was one. I just signed up and logged in to it though.

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

Postby gatorapplicant » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:59 pm

ohcanada wrote:Has anyone received finical aid information yet?


i got an email yesterday saying (in additional to info about admitted student weekend) that financial aid information is live on the admitted student portal. haven't checked it out yet.

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

Postby gatorapplicant » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:19 pm

gatorapplicant wrote:
ohcanada wrote:Has anyone received finical aid information yet?


i got an email yesterday saying (in additional to info about admitted student weekend) that financial aid information is live on the admitted student portal. haven't checked it out yet.


should clarify, it said financial aid form. so i think it's need-based info

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

Postby camillefisch » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:59 am

Waitlisted at GW. 167/3.8 Fantastic softs (I've worked with Domestic Violence and Muscular Dystrophy plus I know Chinese) All I want to respond with is WTF?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:54 am

camillefisch wrote:Waitlisted at GW. 167/3.8 Fantastic softs (I've worked with Domestic Violence and Muscular Dystrophy plus I know Chinese) All I want to respond with is WTF?


WOW! I think you should

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

Postby vicerealist » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Could it be because of rolling admissions and that they accepted a lot of earlier applicants? I'm wondering if that's what happened with me.

I have a bit of an odd situation with GW. I'm an Army paratrooper stationed in Italy and the logistics for the October LSAT fell through, so I took the December one out here. Got a 175. I have a Master's with a 3.91 GPA from Maryland's distance arm (UMUC), but my undergrad GPA at Florida State was lousy (2.66). It's been nearly 11 years since I graduated from FSU, though. I now speak Arabic, have been to Iraq/Afghanistan, etc etc.

Barely two weeks after I submitted my application, I got an e-mail saying I was waitlisted. I never got one saying the application was complete or under consideration, just that I was waitlisted, and that e-mail arrived 11 business days after I clicked 'submit' on the LSAC site. Props to GW for the fast turnaround! But something feels strange.

Living here in Italy means being a bit isolated from the law school process, but this still caught me by surprise. I applied to five other schools and only two have told me the application was complete and under consideration, more or less made a decision.

Anyone's thoughts are welcome - thanks!

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

Postby kcirdor01 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:26 pm

vicerealist wrote:Could it be because of rolling admissions and that they accepted a lot of earlier applicants? I'm wondering if that's what happened with me.

I have a bit of an odd situation with GW. I'm an Army paratrooper stationed in Italy and the logistics for the October LSAT fell through, so I took the December one out here. Got a 175. I have a Master's with a 3.91 GPA from Maryland's distance arm (UMUC), but my undergrad GPA at Florida State was lousy (2.66). It's been nearly 11 years since I graduated from FSU, though. I now speak Arabic, have been to Iraq/Afghanistan, etc etc.

Barely two weeks after I submitted my application, I got an e-mail saying I was waitlisted. I never got one saying the application was complete or under consideration, just that I was waitlisted, and that e-mail arrived 11 business days after I clicked 'submit' on the LSAC site. Props to GW for the fast turnaround! But something feels strange.

Living here in Italy means being a bit isolated from the law school process, but this still caught me by surprise. I applied to five other schools and only two have told me the application was complete and under consideration, more or less made a decision.

Anyone's thoughts are welcome - thanks!


Most schools are very veiled with their review process. You're lucky you heard back from GW so quickly. Hopefully you get into a school of you liking; with you're LSAT score, I assume you will. I am surprised that GW WL'd you though; they seem to be splitter friendly (at least in years past).

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

Postby cjb0502 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:54 pm

luxxe wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
luxxe wrote:Scholarship announcements are starting this month.

Any one else get the Public Interest Fellows email? LOL at using IBR to call LRAPs at other schools unimportant, but is that just the $4k summer funding/meeting with Dean Morrison? It didn't mention any scholarship in the email.

I got the email but I'm not interested in public interest


Thanks! I was wondering if it had been sent to all admits or just people who had expressed interest in PI (which I did).



How soon after your acceptance did you get the Public Interest Fellows email?

I was accepted on 2/3, and practically every page of my application stressed my interest in public interest. (Plus, the Dean's handwritten note said that she was impressed by my public interest experience). I did get the preview day email on 2/7, but nothing about Public Interest Fellows...

I didn't see any info on the admitted students site, or on the main site, other than the summer funding and 3L fellows program.

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

Postby jhw219 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:12 pm

vicerealist wrote:Could it be because of rolling admissions and that they accepted a lot of earlier applicants? I'm wondering if that's what happened with me.

I have a bit of an odd situation with GW. I'm an Army paratrooper stationed in Italy and the logistics for the October LSAT fell through, so I took the December one out here. Got a 175. I have a Master's with a 3.91 GPA from Maryland's distance arm (UMUC), but my undergrad GPA at Florida State was lousy (2.66). It's been nearly 11 years since I graduated from FSU, though. I now speak Arabic, have been to Iraq/Afghanistan, etc etc.

Barely two weeks after I submitted my application, I got an e-mail saying I was waitlisted. I never got one saying the application was complete or under consideration, just that I was waitlisted, and that e-mail arrived 11 business days after I clicked 'submit' on the LSAC site. Props to GW for the fast turnaround! But something feels strange.

Living here in Italy means being a bit isolated from the law school process, but this still caught me by surprise. I applied to five other schools and only two have told me the application was complete and under consideration, more or less made a decision.

Anyone's thoughts are welcome - thanks!


I'm almost positive it's YP for you. Also, congrats on hearing back so fast. I've been sitting on a complete date of 11/10 like it's my job. Is anybody else in the same boat or even earlier?

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

Postby parebare23 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:39 pm

IN today via snail mail! Really nice touch by GW with a handwritten note! I am so excited - it was a reach - but anything is possible with God! Great start to the weekend!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:50 pm

parebare23 wrote:IN today via snail mail! Really nice touch by GW with a handwritten note! I am so excited - it was a reach - but anything is possible with God! Great start to the weekend!

Go celebrate! Congrats!

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

Postby aeiouy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:31 pm

Waitlisted :(

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

Postby Elric » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:27 pm

In via snail mail today :D :D :D

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

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

Postby vicerealist » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:48 pm

jhw219 wrote:I'm almost positive it's YP for you. Also, congrats on hearing back so fast. I've been sitting on a complete date of 11/10 like it's my job. Is anybody else in the same boat or even earlier?


Looks like it was YP (a term which I had to Google). I told you I was isolated from the admission process. =] I got admitted to UVA today, less than three weeks after I applied. Apparently YP is a quite real phenomenon. I can understand it from a realpolitik point of view, but it still seem like manipulation of statistics over honest treatment of applicants. Does anyone really pay attention to such percentages? I wouldn't have applied to GW if I wasn't willing to go there, after all. But the timing and nature of the decision match perfectly with what is described as "yield protection."

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

Postby me!0712 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:46 pm

Elric wrote:In via snail mail today :D :D :D


+1 Nice personal note too! :)

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

Postby Litts787 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:11 am

Anyone know if they are willing to negotiate scholarships? I really want to go to GW but 60K and a significantly lower COL at WUSTL is going to be pretty hard to turn down.




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