Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MJLE16 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:30 pm

housebro13 wrote:
dsn32 wrote:I was just extremely turned off by both the enrollment deposit procedure, as well as their description of need based aid, where at one point they had the nerve to say something to the effect of one having a "moral obligation" to donate to Georgetown in the future to repay the grants. Isn't the price of tuition at these school enough of a racket, let alone trying to guilt kids who will undoubtedly be taking out huge loans to cover a Georgetown education? Very surprised that was they way they went about trying to sell you on the school.


WOW! I just received my ASW login and saw the deadlines as well as the statement about the moral obligation to repay the Dean Tuition grants.....no words.


I don't mean to be a wet blanket on this policy bashing party, but wouldn't you feel a moral obligation? Someone who graduated from GULC and who is in a much better financial place donated money so that another student could have an opportunity that they might not otherwise be able to afford. If I accepted need aid I would eventually want to give money to the school in the hopes that I could better someone's life the way mine was. I was surprised by the bluntness of the statement as a "moral obligation," but I don't disagree with the sentiment.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby leebs2 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:34 pm

teiswei wrote:
leebs2 wrote:Yes


Sorry, was just clarifying because the original post said less...

gotchya. I am a man of few words....

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby housebro13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:44 pm

MJLE16 wrote:
housebro13 wrote:
dsn32 wrote:I was just extremely turned off by both the enrollment deposit procedure, as well as their description of need based aid, where at one point they had the nerve to say something to the effect of one having a "moral obligation" to donate to Georgetown in the future to repay the grants. Isn't the price of tuition at these school enough of a racket, let alone trying to guilt kids who will undoubtedly be taking out huge loans to cover a Georgetown education? Very surprised that was they way they went about trying to sell you on the school.


WOW! I just received my ASW login and saw the deadlines as well as the statement about the moral obligation to repay the Dean Tuition grants.....no words.


I don't mean to be a wet blanket on this policy bashing party, but wouldn't you feel a moral obligation? Someone who graduated from GULC and who is in a much better financial place donated money so that another student could have an opportunity that they might not otherwise be able to afford. If I accepted need aid I would eventually want to give money to the school in the hopes that I could better someone's life the way mine was. I was surprised by the bluntness of the statement as a "moral obligation," but I don't disagree with the sentiment.


My concern with the statement regarding the need based grant was that it was worded as if it were another loan that needed repayment after graduation. I do feel that if a person were given need based aid from the school, they are obligated to at least give back. The idea that gave me pause was that they put a number as to the amount they are obligated to give back (the amount of the need based aid). Telling a person how much they are "obligated" to donate, in this case, just does not sit well with me.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dsn32 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:08 pm

housebro13 wrote:
MJLE16 wrote:
housebro13 wrote:
dsn32 wrote:I was just extremely turned off by both the enrollment deposit procedure, as well as their description of need based aid, where at one point they had the nerve to say something to the effect of one having a "moral obligation" to donate to Georgetown in the future to repay the grants. Isn't the price of tuition at these school enough of a racket, let alone trying to guilt kids who will undoubtedly be taking out huge loans to cover a Georgetown education? Very surprised that was they way they went about trying to sell you on the school.


WOW! I just received my ASW login and saw the deadlines as well as the statement about the moral obligation to repay the Dean Tuition grants.....no words.


I don't mean to be a wet blanket on this policy bashing party, but wouldn't you feel a moral obligation? Someone who graduated from GULC and who is in a much better financial place donated money so that another student could have an opportunity that they might not otherwise be able to afford. If I accepted need aid I would eventually want to give money to the school in the hopes that I could better someone's life the way mine was. I was surprised by the bluntness of the statement as a "moral obligation," but I don't disagree with the sentiment.


My concern with the statement regarding the need based grant was that it was worded as if it were another loan that needed repayment after graduation. I do feel that if a person were given need based aid from the school, they are obligated to at least give back. The idea that gave me pause was that they put a number as to the amount they are obligated to give back (the amount of the need based aid). Telling a person how much they are "obligated" to donate, in this case, just does not sit well with me.


My thoughts exactly. It is worded as if you owe XXX amount of dollars to a school so that another person can pay over-inflated tuition at a later date, so that a system of over-inflated tuition prices can continue to subsist. Which to me, comes off as vulture-like.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wbrother » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:50 pm

If a school puts me in a financial situation where paying back my need-based grants is actually an option, I'd be more than happy to. Especially if it's a school like Georgetown, where I'm below medians. Though I agree, tuition is pretty inflated.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby xjustyoursmile » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:15 pm

wbrother wrote:If a school puts me in a financial situation where paying back my need-based grants is actually an option, I'd be more than happy to. Especially if it's a school like Georgetown, where I'm below medians. Though I agree, tuition is pretty inflated.


+1

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby HoyaHopeful2012 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:49 pm

Just got my second update today. Schedule has been 11/26 complete, updates on 11/27 and 12/13. I'm an ED applicant. Anyone in the same boat?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby songonmymind » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:33 pm

Congrats to everyone who's already been accepted and good luck to the rest! Enjoy your holidays :)
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby diver88 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:58 pm

just requested a username and password for the admitted students website since my status hasnt updated in while and my interviewer basically promised an acceptance - they sent me a username and password, but it didn't work
anyone else try to do this before getting a letter and succeed in getting a password that works? my family would be thrilled if i got in...

here's the link:
http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/admitted-students/

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby defdef » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:18 am

HoyaHopeful2012 wrote:Just got my second update today. Schedule has been 11/26 complete, updates on 11/27 and 12/13. I'm an ED applicant. Anyone in the same boat?


also was updated 12/13 but i'm RD

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wbrother » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:53 pm

Wormfather wrote:Just had my third update, complete 11/19.

So this means I should WL/Dinged by Tuesday, right?

It's weird because you, and the other helpful URM posters, are the reason that I became hopeful about this cycle. Stay strong man, your time to celebrate will come!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby danitt » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:54 pm

Wormfather wrote:Just had my third update, complete 11/19.

So this means I should WL/Dinged by Tuesday, right?

You could be accepted or held. And that's certainly better than the other two options.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LittleTree » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:15 pm

In via snail mail today. Very kind note about my PS and my undergrad transfer.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jubee » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:17 pm

what do people suggest for group interview attire? I mean, wearing something that I would wear to an actual one on one interview seems like overkill when it's with a group of people in an informalish sounding setting. thoughts?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby M458 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:39 pm

jubee wrote:what do people suggest for group interview attire? I mean, wearing something that I would wear to an actual one on one interview seems like overkill when it's with a group of people in an informalish sounding setting. thoughts?


I'd probably suggest suit or at least slacks and dress shirt. I was with 4 other people, and they all wore a suit and tie. If you want to make sure you're not too overdressed or underdressed, go with the slacks and dress shirt.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 20141023 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:42 pm

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:46 pm

jubee wrote:what do people suggest for group interview attire? I mean, wearing something that I would wear to an actual one on one interview seems like overkill when it's with a group of people in an informalish sounding setting. thoughts?



I did GULC's group video interview on Tues. The dress code was business casual. Most of guys showed up with dress shirt or suit with no tie. The ladies had more choices, but quite a few also wore suit. It wasn't THAT informal.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:52 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:...unless you were to rent an all-white tuxedo or something.

If I were an adcom, I'd admit the guy who shows up in an all-white tuxedo out of principle. It's like the commercial with the guy who orders a Samuel Adams at a business lunch.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LittleTree » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:26 pm

Forgot to mention that with my acceptance today there was no interview or mention of one. I submitted the 19th of November. Complete the week after. And my updates for each completion were about 5 days apart. My letter was dated the 10th of December.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jym_dawg » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

diver88 wrote:just requested a username and password for the admitted students website since my status hasnt updated in while and my interviewer basically promised an acceptance - they sent me a username and password, but it didn't work
anyone else try to do this before getting a letter and succeed in getting a password that works? my family would be thrilled if i got in...

here's the link:
http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/admitted-students/


Yes. Accepted, but my generated credentials didn't work at first. HTH.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby chiach1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:11 pm

Accepted. Just got the acceptance letter.

Third update was on 12/10. Snail mail postmarked for 12/10

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jubee » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:56 pm

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wisteria wrote:
jubee wrote:what do people suggest for group interview attire? I mean, wearing something that I would wear to an actual one on one interview seems like overkill when it's with a group of people in an informalish sounding setting. thoughts?



I did GULC's group video interview on Tues. The dress code was business casual. Most of guys showed up with dress shirt or suit with no tie. The ladies had more choices, but quite a few also wore suit. It wasn't THAT informal.


I am a woman so that was another reason I was curious, as I think there's probably more options and flexibility for what is acceptable business casual.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:02 pm

jubee wrote:i
wisteria wrote:
jubee wrote:what do people suggest for group interview attire? I mean, wearing something that I would wear to an actual one on one interview seems like overkill when it's with a group of people in an informalish sounding setting. thoughts?



I did GULC's group video interview on Tues. The dress code was business casual. Most of guys showed up with dress shirt or suit with no tie. The ladies had more choices, but quite a few also wore suit. It wasn't THAT informal.


I am a woman so that was another reason I was curious, as I think there's probably more options and flexibility for what is acceptable business casual.


I saw a few girls with blouse/sweater/pencile skirt. Definitely more flexible.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby boredtodeath » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Just received my acceptance letter today! My last update was 12/10, applied ED. I'm below both medians so there is hope for all you out there. Good luck to everyone else waiting.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby law_app_noob » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Accepted via snail-mail.




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