Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:33 pm

Got an email telling me I suck and am not good enough for their scholarship consideration. Why did you waste my time asking me how much money it would take for me to go to your school then?

Withdrawal probably coming soon, but now it will be annoyed instead of sad. Seriously, don't invite someone to demonstrate interest in a scholarship if you're going to change your mind with no stated reason. At least make it an application or something.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:35 pm

BigZuck wrote:
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?

I am getting back to you regarding your interest in merit based aid at Georgetown. The Scholarship Committee has just finished the initial selection process for our limited amount of scholarship funding and we are unable to offer you merit based aid at this time.



The key words here are “at this time.” There is still a possibility that some funding may become available over the course of the next few months. If you remain interested please let us know, and we will be happy to revisit your request for funding and be back in touch in late March.



We remain hopeful that you will continue your interest in Georgetown and that you will ultimately choose to join us in the fall.



Best,

Andy


Their initial selection was based on my response to the email asking what kind of funding I would need? They made an actual selection based on that? I seriously cannot understand the thinking here, unless they just wanted to outdo the awkwardness of the request email with this nonsense.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:38 pm

Yep, just got the e-mail now. No merit aid. Will definitely be withdrawing soon.

Also think it's hilarious that it came an hour after my Cornell offer. At least one school showed me some love the day before Valentine's Day :)

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:38 pm

So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm

pedestrian wrote:So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

I think so. Definitely makes sense in my case at least.

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

Postby lsacqueen » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Got the same email.... SERIOUSLY?? Huge PR fuck-up on their part IMO... Who tells you you're part of a select group considered for merit aid, asks you for info on what other schools have offered you, and then dings your request for aid completely?? Unprofessional, shocking, and disappointing. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Srsly, fuck these idiots.

Edit: Officially withdrawn from Georgetown.
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Sorry to those who got the cold shoulder from FinAid. :oops:

Selfishly, if you're going to withdraw, could you do it expeditiously? Some of us on the held list would sure appreciate it. :wink:

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:45 pm

lsacqueen wrote:Got the same email.... SERIOUSLY?? Huge PR fuck-up on their part IMO... Who tells you you're part of a select group considered for merit aid, asks you for info on what other schools have offered you, and then dings your request for aid completely?? Unprofessional, shocking, and disappointing. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Srsly, fuck these idiots.

Edit: Officially withdrawn from Georgetown.


+1. That's why Gtown continues to have a PT program/a giant class and its employment stats are awful.

Sorry, but had to rant :)

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

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:46 pm

lsacqueen wrote:Got the same email.... SERIOUSLY?? Huge PR fuck-up on their part IMO... Who tells you you're part of a select group considered for merit aid, asks you for info on what other schools have offered you, and then dings your request for aid completely?? Unprofessional, shocking, and disappointing. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Srsly, fuck these idiots.

Edit: Officially withdrawn from Georgetown.


This really is horrifically unprofessional. I can't withdraw from here yet because my family won't let me, but I really really REALLY want to send them a letter expressing how insulting it is to request an honest answer about funding, and then eliminate someone from consideration based on that answer. It leaves me with the worst taste in my mouth of any admissions office I've dealt with so far. Sorry you asked me how much it would take to go and I answered honestly, next time I'll lie to your face.

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

Postby divster » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:47 pm

Lavitz wrote:
pedestrian wrote:So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

I think so. Definitely makes sense in my case at least.


+1
Annoying. Especially since this will probably make me more cautious in asking for money from other schools.

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

Postby lsacqueen » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:52 pm

Cicero76 wrote:
lsacqueen wrote:Got the same email.... SERIOUSLY?? Huge PR fuck-up on their part IMO... Who tells you you're part of a select group considered for merit aid, asks you for info on what other schools have offered you, and then dings your request for aid completely?? Unprofessional, shocking, and disappointing. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Srsly, fuck these idiots.

Edit: Officially withdrawn from Georgetown.


This really is horrifically unprofessional. I can't withdraw from here yet because my family won't let me, but I really really REALLY want to send them a letter expressing how insulting it is to request an honest answer about funding, and then eliminate someone from consideration based on that answer. It leaves me with the worst taste in my mouth of any admissions office I've dealt with so far. Sorry you asked me how much it would take to go and I answered honestly, next time I'll lie to your face.


True dat. Even if they're unable to meet my full demands, they could at least SAY something like that, explain their decision, and give me their best offer. Not to mention, if I'm going to be entering a profession in which success is predicated largely upon your image and professionalism, why would I choose this school based solely on my interaction with the unbelievably unprofessional and rude admissions office? They might as well shoo qualified applicants away, or warn them to not apply if they're hoping for substantial merit aid. Now I'm upset I wasted the $21 to send my application to them... total waste of money.

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

Postby elblufer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Denied from held today. I find the bolded part of the rejection letter funny given this year's applicant pool and the dean's admittance that their numbers may drop a bit (if I remember correctly).

Last year, we received over 8,000 applications for the 575 places available in our first year class, and each year the quality of our applicant pool continues to increase.

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

Postby curious66 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Lavitz wrote:Yep, just got the e-mail now. No merit aid. Will definitely be withdrawing soon.

Also think it's hilarious that it came an hour after my Cornell offer. At least one school showed me some love the day before Valentine's Day :)


Good for you on Cornell.

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

Postby RSterling » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:02 pm

Lavitz wrote:
pedestrian wrote:So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

I think so. Definitely makes sense in my case at least.


I actually didn't ask for a full-ride, but asked them to match my largest scholarship. Would have been about half the COA. I still got dinged completely.

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

Postby bluecouch » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:06 pm

RSterling wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
pedestrian wrote:So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

I think so. Definitely makes sense in my case at least.


I actually didn't ask for a full-ride, but asked them to match my largest scholarship. Would have been about half the COA. I still got dinged completely.


fwiw, I don't think that it was based on how much money you requested. I requested $120,000 to match some offers I got at other schools, and I got the 150 follow-up email. When I sent my response to the first email, I basically wrote a LOCI with an aid request in the last paragraph... So, maybe the first email was used to determine interest/goodness of fit?

Sorry to all those who got dinged for aid... :(

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

Postby bookside » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:08 pm

Lavitz wrote:
pedestrian wrote:So... were people dinged for financial aid because they requested too much money? I don't get it.

I think so. Definitely makes sense in my case at least.


In my case as well. I think they probably offer money to those with the highest numbers willing to attend for the least scholarship. Past the initial group selected, I think all that matters is the ratio of high numbers and tolerance for low scholarships. I doubt they'll even use the 150-word essay to evaluate... I think they are just buying time.

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

Postby moneyball026 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:09 pm

+1 on the bluecouch's response. I also sent a very sincere essay explaining my interest in Georgetown. I also asked for 6 figures. But I truly want to go to this school, and i believe that the reader of my original email realized that.

Makes me think that if any of you actually wanted to go to Gtown they would have let you continue on in the scholarship process.

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

Postby jym_dawg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:32 pm

moneyball026 wrote:+1 on the bluecouch's response. I also sent a very sincere essay explaining my interest in Georgetown. I also asked for 6 figures. But I truly want to go to this school, and i believe that the reader of my original email realized that.

Makes me think that if any of you actually wanted to go to Gtown they would have let you continue on in the scholarship process.



Everything about my app screamed G'town/DC yet I didn't get anything. Asked them to match a low 6 digit figure and expected they would at least offer something. Since some people who also submitted 6 fig offers are still in the running for something I'd say a high request was not prohibitive in of itself

Pretty dissappointed as G'town was in my top two (which I explicitly told them). Sitting on this for a few days but I'll likely withdraw Monday. Oh well. Congrats to all those who made the first cut.

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

Postby txdude45 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:35 pm

moneyball026 wrote:+1 on the bluecouch's response. I also sent a very sincere essay explaining my interest in Georgetown. I also asked for 6 figures. But I truly want to go to this school, and i believe that the reader of my original email realized that.

Makes me think that if any of you actually wanted to go to Gtown they would have let you continue on in the scholarship process.


+1. You and bluecouch are spot on. I had a similar experience, asking for 120k+, but essentially set it up as a LOCI, then explained my debt aversion & how much $ I'd want.

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

Postby mehh » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:39 pm

For those of you who were accepted: how many times did your app go complete before a decision was rendered?

Complete 1/22/13 and 2/13/13.

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Postby GW1010 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 pm

mehh wrote:For those of you who were accepted: how many times did your app go complete before a decision was rendered?

Complete 1/22/13 and 2/13/13.


I got in today - submitted 1/7 complete 1/22 interview invitation 1/29 then updated on 2/6 and 2/11. (URM, AA Male, 165, 3.7)

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Postby SGrant723 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:48 pm

I'm a held candidate from January who just got a complete update. Any ideas?

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Postby shntn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:48 pm

GW1010 wrote:
mehh wrote:For those of you who were accepted: how many times did your app go complete before a decision was rendered?

Complete 1/22/13 and 2/13/13.


I got in today - submitted 1/7 complete 1/22 interview invitation 1/29 then updated on 2/6 and 2/11. (URM, AA Male, 165, 3.7)

Nice 'tar. And congrats!

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:59 pm

mehh wrote:For those of you who were accepted: how many times did your app go complete before a decision was rendered?

Complete 1/22/13 and 2/13/13.


Lulz. 3 bro. Maybe more. Maybe less.

Also: ITT people with great scholarships to better schools that would never actually consider Georgetown at this point anyway complain about not being given any money. Is that right?

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:01 pm

BigZuck wrote:
mehh wrote:For those of you who were accepted: how many times did your app go complete before a decision was rendered?

Complete 1/22/13 and 2/13/13.


Lulz. 3 bro. Maybe more. Maybe less.

Also: ITT people with great scholarships to better schools that would never actually consider Georgetown at this point anyway complain about not being given any money. Is that right?


Not me :(

Gimme $




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