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

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

Postby vicerealist » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:59 am

Litts787 wrote: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.


Try to negotiate regardless of whether they usually do so. =] I'd tell them exactly what you wrote in your post - it's a nice, straightforward way to express it. If they say no, at least you tried. I'd be proactive about it and approach them as soon as possible.


hoos89 wrote:acceptance rate is actually .025 of the usnwr rankings


That's an overly broad view. If a school in GW's position can prop up a statistic using YP with seemingly zero loss to themselves, it's a sound strategy in many ways. (I'd say there are losses, but they aren't as easily quantifiable.) Whether it's worth x% in some compiled formula or something less than x isn't their main concern. By waitlisting, they keep someone on the back burner in case they are still interested come late March, which is specifically when they said they'd check back in and request a status update.

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

Postby hoos89 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:02 pm

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

Postby spoon82 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:50 pm

Just got accepted with high 150's / low 160's LSAT and approx 75% GPA. Non-URM. Don't despair.

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:36 pm

I got accepted in late December around the same time that I got into Fordham...not sure which one to choose! Anyone have any advice to sway me either way?

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

Postby Elric » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:26 am

me!0712 wrote:
Elric wrote:In via snail mail today :D :D :D


+1 Nice personal note too! :)


Truth! Loved it :D

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

Postby jackwhiteiii » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:23 pm

Hey guys, in as well, 95% chance I'll see you there !

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

Postby crabcakes » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:31 pm

is patrice robinson male or female? i may have just made an embarrassing mistake...

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:42 pm

crabcakes wrote:is patrice robinson male or female? i may have just made an embarrassing mistake...


Patrice is generally a female name, so...what happened?

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

Postby crabcakes » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:25 am

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
crabcakes wrote:is patrice robinson male or female? i may have just made an embarrassing mistake...


Patrice is generally a female name, so...what happened?


oops...i replied to the scholarship e-mail with "Mr. Robinson." i thought of patrice like patrice o'neal? AHHH.

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

Postby wskbarrett » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:55 am

crabcakes wrote:is patrice robinson male or female? i may have just made an embarrassing mistake...


You can't go wrong with:

"Good Morning/Afternoon Patrice,"


That's how I approached this pickle.

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

Postby luxxe » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:59 am

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:I got accepted in late December around the same time that I got into Fordham...not sure which one to choose! Anyone have any advice to sway me either way?


I think between these two you should really go where you want to work.

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

Postby ganggreen » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:15 pm

Application received 12/2, no movement since. Is this unusual?

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:58 pm

Waitlisted on Valentine's Day :(. 170 with sub 3.0, so not too upset.

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

Postby RunwayRed » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:50 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:Waitlisted on Valentine's Day :(. 170 with sub 3.0, so not too upset.


same here. 3.88/163, not surprised..

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

Postby Unagi » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:27 am

Just got my scholarship email - 60k, 20k per year.

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:41 am

Unagi wrote:Just got my scholarship email - 60k, 20k per year.


When did you submit your FAFSA/other fin. aid. docs? Also, congratulations!

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

Postby Unagi » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:53 am

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
Unagi wrote:Just got my scholarship email - 60k, 20k per year.


When did you submit your FAFSA/other fin. aid. docs? Also, congratulations!


I didn't. I got an mail on 01/25 saying I was being considered for a merit scholarship. Today I received the offer - merit-based.
And thanks!

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

Postby bobbydonnelly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:57 am

I received an email regarding scholarships that asked for any information that could assist in their decision making (offers from other schools, updated resume/grades, etc). Did everyone receive this? If so, will I not receive an offer until I respond? I'd prefer to receive an initial offer before "showing my hand" of what I have.

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:12 am

Unagi wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
Unagi wrote:Just got my scholarship email - 60k, 20k per year.


When did you submit your FAFSA/other fin. aid. docs? Also, congratulations!


I didn't. I got an mail on 01/25 saying I was being considered for a merit scholarship. Today I received the offer - merit-based.
And thanks!


SUCH WAS MY FEAR. I never received anything like that...I'll probably end up going to Fordham.

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

Postby Unagi » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:13 am

bobbydonnelly wrote:I received an email regarding scholarships that asked for any information that could assist in their decision making (offers from other schools, updated resume/grades, etc). Did everyone receive this? If so, will I not receive an offer until I respond? I'd prefer to receive an initial offer before "showing my hand" of what I have.


I received and answered back with a Top20 full scholarship.

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

Postby T00L » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:27 am

Unagi wrote:
bobbydonnelly wrote:I received an email regarding scholarships that asked for any information that could assist in their decision making (offers from other schools, updated resume/grades, etc). Did everyone receive this? If so, will I not receive an offer until I respond? I'd prefer to receive an initial offer before "showing my hand" of what I have.


I received and answered back with a Top20 full scholarship.


GW probably REALLY hates WUSTL about now....

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

Postby Unagi » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:53 am

T00L wrote:
Unagi wrote:
bobbydonnelly wrote:I received an email regarding scholarships that asked for any information that could assist in their decision making (offers from other schools, updated resume/grades, etc). Did everyone receive this? If so, will I not receive an offer until I respond? I'd prefer to receive an initial offer before "showing my hand" of what I have.


I received and answered back with a Top20 full scholarship.


GW probably REALLY hates WUSTL about now....


Actually it was from Minnesota, which was the best offer I had at the time. :wink:
bobbydonnelly, not everyone received the email and I don't think you HAVE to answer to get an offer, but it would be good to show them some interest.
One thing I don't get though: on the email I received it said "Upon review of the selected applicants, scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 ($15,000-$75,000) for three years full time or four years part time will be awarded". However, on LSN there are lots of scholarships of 105,000 last year (and 1 this year). Are those need based or is there another type of merit aid?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:09 pm

Unagi wrote:
T00L wrote:
Unagi wrote:
bobbydonnelly wrote:I received an email regarding scholarships that asked for any information that could assist in their decision making (offers from other schools, updated resume/grades, etc). Did everyone receive this? If so, will I not receive an offer until I respond? I'd prefer to receive an initial offer before "showing my hand" of what I have.


I received and answered back with a Top20 full scholarship.


GW probably REALLY hates WUSTL about now....


Actually it was from Minnesota, which was the best offer I had at the time. :wink:
bobbydonnelly, not everyone received the email and I don't think you HAVE to answer to get an offer, but it would be good to show them some interest.
One thing I don't get though: on the email I received it said "Upon review of the selected applicants, scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 ($15,000-$75,000) for three years full time or four years part time will be awarded". However, on LSN there are lots of scholarships of 105,000 last year (and 1 this year). Are those need based or is there another type of merit aid?


Yea, because when you get 120k from WUSTL and GW gives you 75k ...ain't gonna cut it

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

Postby crumpledq » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:39 pm

Do folks think that if one did not receive this email, one is not being considered for merit scholarships?

Having been admitted to a few T14s, I just don't think I can consider GW without $$, and I didn't get the email.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:24 pm

crumpledq wrote:Do folks think that if one did not receive this email, one is not being considered for merit scholarships?

Having been admitted to a few T14s, I just don't think I can consider GW without $$, and I didn't get the email.


What?! GW is cray cray




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