Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:47 pm

jym_dawg wrote: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


Doubtful. I think we will hear something by March 1st. This email serves as our "by Feb. 15th" notice IMO.

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

Postby bookside » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:06 pm

BigZuck wrote:
jym_dawg wrote: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


Doubtful. I think we will hear something by March 1st. This email serves as our "by Feb. 15th" notice IMO.


But many of us didn't receive an email asking for additional information. I think BigZuck was saying that we who did not receive the email will hear something by the 15th and that information will, in turn, give more info about the extra info email.

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

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

bookside wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
jym_dawg wrote: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


Doubtful. I think we will hear something by March 1st. This email serves as our "by Feb. 15th" notice IMO.


But many of us didn't receive an email asking for additional information. I think BigZuck was saying that we who did not receive the email will hear something by the 15th and that information will, in turn, give more info about the extra info email.


Ah yes, true. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone who responded to the initial email is a "finalist" by this time tomorrow. They seem to send emails in waves, mine has come after the first reports every time.

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

Postby trobriander » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:00 am

For those who got the "finalist" email, do you think this is the place for humor? I can't think of anything serious to properly address in 150 words. I'm planning on a light and slightly humorous "mistake" essay. Is this appropriate?

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

Postby risa » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:38 am

when is your 150 word "finalist" essay due?

Also: http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

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

Postby pannekoeken » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:56 am

After re-reading the confirmation email after I sent in my original letter asking for merit aid, I realized it said this:

"The Scholarship Committee will be meeting soon, and we will be back in touch with you with more information as soon as the Committee has met, but no later than February 15th."

This makes me feel like everyone is probably going to get a "finalist" email. Otherwise they would have said they would let us know of a decision by the 15th, not just more information. But maybe I'm just saying this because I also got a "finalist" email today and am just really hoping that doesn't mean alternate...

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

Postby Just » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:40 am

Should we send the answer as an attachment?
Has anyone also sent an updated resume?

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

Postby UselessKnowledge » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:48 am

danielr wrote: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.


Haiku. :lol:

But yeah, I agree that it's probably to see who is interested.

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

Postby LLLPLLL » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:03 am

Received a "finalist" email just now on Wednesday... and it's due on Friday...awesome

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

Postby cwid1391 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:08 am

LLLPLLL wrote:Received a "finalist" email just now on Wednesday... and it's due on Friday...awesome


Same. I just got it as well.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:16 am

Hi everyone - I just withdrew from GULC so hopefully someone can get a call that they're in a little sooner! Good luck all. :)

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:20 am

trobriander wrote:For those who got the "finalist" email, do you think this is the place for humor? I can't think of anything serious to properly address in 150 words. I'm planning on a light and slightly humorous "mistake" essay. Is this appropriate?


Personally I would play it safe. I agree with the others that the purpose is probably to guage interest, so the only way that you are likely to screw it up is by (a) not responding, (b) not answering the question, or (c) not taking it seriously.

If they are trying to get a guage of your capacity for introspection and your ability to maturely assess your shortcomings, humor might rub some readers the wrong way. On the other hand, if done really well it could address those points and also show that you don't take yourself too seriously. The choice is yours, but I see it as a high risk/low reward proposition.

Unless your topic is "applying to Georgetown." If so, win.

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

Postby risa » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:22 am

Got the "finalist" email too. Motherfuckers. This is not a good week to add to my workload.

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

Postby jenglish27 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:12 pm

Yup just got the finalist email as well. The essay is due Friday which sucks, but oh well.

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

Postby bookside » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:13 pm

Hmm, still haven't gotten the email.

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

Postby laura2011 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:13 pm

bookside wrote:Hmm, still haven't gotten the email.


+1
starting to feel sad :(

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:16 pm

hey, does anyone know if Georgetown provides decent financial aid? If not, I think it's about time I withdrew and opened up a spot for someone else.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:25 pm

ssanonymous wrote:hey, does anyone know if Georgetown provides decent financial aid? If not, I think it's about time I withdrew and opened up a spot for someone else.


Word on the street is overall they do not. You don't sound interested, withdrawing sounds like a good idea IMO.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:43 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:hey, does anyone know if Georgetown provides decent financial aid? If not, I think it's about time I withdrew and opened up a spot for someone else.


Word on the street is overall they do not. You don't sound interested, withdrawing sounds like a good idea IMO.


I'll do some soul-searching (and googling) before I decide to withdraw. I'm only in at 3 schools and they're all around the same rank, so financial aid is probably the determining factor for me. Thanks for the info though!

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

Postby Charlie.Home » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:43 pm

Held around Christmas time. Complete 2/12 and 2/13 again

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

Postby texas1990 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:Held around Christmas time. Complete 2/12 and 2/13 again


same progress, except held jan 7

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

Postby jym_dawg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:12 pm

Those who didn't get the 150 followup don't get $ "at this time" is what it looks like

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:24 pm

Just withdrew. hopefully someone who wants Gtown more gets in.

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

Postby RSterling » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:28 pm

jym_dawg wrote:Those who didn't get the 150 followup don't get $ "at this time" is what it looks like


Yup. Just got an e-mail with zero merit aid. Looks like this will be my first withdraw.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:31 pm

RSterling wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:Those who didn't get the 150 followup don't get $ "at this time" is what it looks like


Yup. Just got an e-mail with zero merit aid. Looks like this will be my first withdraw.


Would you mind elaborating on what the email said?




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