Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby xjustyoursmile » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:09 pm

moneyball026 wrote:Just got an email that I'm a "finalist" (they put it in quotes too, for some reason) for merit aid. Have to write a short essay, which I will gladly do tonight, and they will be in touch again by 3/1. Anyone else get it?


I got it too! I'm so excited. I'll probably write it tonight as well.

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

Postby trobriander » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:11 pm

xjustyoursmile wrote:
moneyball026 wrote:Just got an email that I'm a "finalist" (they put it in quotes too, for some reason) for merit aid. Have to write a short essay, which I will gladly do tonight, and they will be in touch again by 3/1. Anyone else get it?


I got it too! I'm so excited. I'll probably write it tonight as well.


Just got one too. Thought it was funny that finalist was in quotes too. Not sure how much more they can learn about me in a 150 word essay though.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:11 pm

moneyball026 wrote:Just got an email that I'm a "finalist" (they put it in quotes too, for some reason) for merit aid. Have to write a short essay, which I will gladly do tonight, and they will be in touch again by 3/1. Anyone else get it?


I didn't. Although I got the "we got your email and will be back in touch by Feb 15th" email a day after you did I believe. Btw I think it is kind of lame that they are making people jump through all these hoops but if it means money then bring it.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:12 pm

ihu GULC gimme $

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Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:13 pm

BigZuck wrote:
moneyball026 wrote:Just got an email that I'm a "finalist" (they put it in quotes too, for some reason) for merit aid. Have to write a short essay, which I will gladly do tonight, and they will be in touch again by 3/1. Anyone else get it?


I didn't. Although I got the "we got your email and will be back in touch by Feb 15th" email a day after you did I believe. Btw I think it is kind of lame that they are making people jump through all these hoops but if it means money then bring it.


+!

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:14 pm

Is the invite as a finalist a necessary condition for receiving merit aid, or do some get to skip it and just get the cash?

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Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:14 pm

dsn32 wrote:Is the invite as a finalist a necessary condition for receiving merit aid, or do some get to skip it and just get the cash?


hhahahaha i really hope so, but doesn't seem likely.

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

Postby xjustyoursmile » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:15 pm

trobriander wrote:
xjustyoursmile wrote:
moneyball026 wrote:Just got an email that I'm a "finalist" (they put it in quotes too, for some reason) for merit aid. Have to write a short essay, which I will gladly do tonight, and they will be in touch again by 3/1. Anyone else get it?


I got it too! I'm so excited. I'll probably write it tonight as well.


Just got one too. Thought it was funny that finalist was in quotes too. Not sure how much more they can learn about me in a 150 word essay though.


Next one will be for "final finalists" which will ask you to write about your most interesting success story in three words.

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:18 pm

djwjddl wrote:
dsn32 wrote:Is the invite as a finalist a necessary condition for receiving merit aid, or do some get to skip it and just get the cash?


hhahahaha i really hope so, but doesn't seem likely.


Eh, that's okay. Probably wouldn't have fulfilled my "ethical obligation" to pay them back someday anyways.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:19 pm

did everyone who got the "finalist" e-mail also get the first e-mail saying that you are now being considered for merit aid and the email that followed, which said that they'll let you know something regarding that aid at the latest by Feb. 15?

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Postby xjustyoursmile » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:21 pm

djwjddl wrote:did everyone who got the "finalist" e-mail also get the first e-mail saying that you are now being considered for merit aid and the email that followed, which said that they'll let you know something regarding that aid at the latest by Feb. 15?


I did.

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

Postby moneyball026 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:21 pm

xjustyoursmile wrote:
djwjddl wrote:did everyone who got the "finalist" e-mail also get the first e-mail saying that you are now being considered for merit aid and the email that followed, which said that they'll let you know something regarding that aid at the latest by Feb. 15?


I did.


+1

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:22 pm

moneyball026 wrote:
xjustyoursmile wrote:
djwjddl wrote:did everyone who got the "finalist" e-mail also get the first e-mail saying that you are now being considered for merit aid and the email that followed, which said that they'll let you know something regarding that aid at the latest by Feb. 15?


I did.


+1


well fck me in the beard then. perhaps my asking price was a bit too steep lol. oh well. time to withdraw

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

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:26 pm

hm, so if we didn't get any of those e-mails that means we already missed the merit aid boat? i don't wanna withdraw if there's still any chance of $...

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

Postby xjustyoursmile » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Crowing wrote:hm, so if we didn't get any of those e-mails that means we already missed the merit aid boat? i don't wanna withdraw if there's still any chance of $...


I'd wait a little more if I were you. It's too early to tell (even if I have a hunch that if you don't get the email in the next week, you probably missed the boat).

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

Postby danielr » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:56 pm

Is this something GULC has always done, or a new process implemented this year? I thought things were set after I replied to their request for more information and "what level of funding would make a difference." Now they want a haiku in order to learn even more about me? I mean, yeah, I'll do it but it seems uninformative.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm

I think the essay is a formality to see who's actually interested. I doubt my "most interesting mistake" in 150 words or less is going to make or break a scholarship Lol

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

Postby corinnejay » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:11 pm

LRGhost wrote:Call GULC tomorrow. I think they forward your information to an interviewer who is supposed to get in touch with you.


Called them, they essentially said my interviewer must have forgotten about me and that they would call and remind him/her and try to find me another in the coming weeks -.- who knew taking an interview would end up making the process this much longer. Ohh well, guess if I get in it will be worth it.

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

Postby 2013 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:36 pm

lossmit wrote:
2013 wrote:Hi. Checking in. I applied ED (and went complete on 2/1), but there has been no change since then. Should I still be expecting a letter within the next 11 days?

I also applied ED and went complete on the 1st. My status date changed today, so perhaps you've experienced movement today as well?



Mine changed today as well. At this rate, our next status date change will be the decision date.

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

Postby Lavitz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Did not get a "finalist" e-mail.

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

Postby bookside » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 pm

Lavitz wrote:Did not get a "finalist" e-mail.


+1

bummer

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

Postby risa » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:16 pm

bookside wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Did not get a "finalist" e-mail.


+1

bummer


this.
wah.

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

Postby Feeny » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:17 pm

Just spitballin' here, but "finalist" may be the equivalent of "alternate" for a scholarship in previous cycles. I think it was called that. That's my theory. Those that got the previous scholarship email will hear some good news soon and those that got the finalist email are out of luck this time. But I'm probably wrong, as usual.

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

Postby jym_dawg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:22 pm

The good news is, in light of Gtowns self imposed Feb 15 deadline, we should know more about the significance of this email by Friday at the latest




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