Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:33 pm

Haven't been offered anything (yet?). But seems like they are lowballing as expected. We shall see what happens with everyone else...

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

Postby muskies970 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:34 pm

WaitingandHopeful wrote:Now that these offers are out, are we expecting another batch of finalist emails to come out for people admitted recently? Any idea on a timeframe?


Since this round of finalists have until April 1st to decide maybe they will review their funds at that point to offer to the rest of us?

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:43 pm

Pretty sure I'm going to wear a groove in my iPhone screen from swiping down to refresh my inbox so frequently. Ughh.

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

Postby vzapana » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:00 pm

27.5k / yr - not bad! Thanks Gtown

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

Postby LLLPLLL » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:11 pm

$12500/year... withdrawing :shock:

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

Postby Omnivalc » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:56 pm

I'm a 3.85/172, just got invited to some virtual interview where I have to go to a law firm in downtown LA and do a group interview over web conference... What's the deal with this? Trying to decide if it's worth it.

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

Postby txdude45 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks for making me an alternate for $ G-town. :evil:

Maybe I shouldn't have gone in so hard with the 35k/yr, or bust strategy.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:24 pm

Also chosen as an "alternate." I hope they can find an "alternate" admit off the waitlist to take my place because I'm withdrawing.

GL all.

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

Postby SmokiestFawn7 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:31 pm

Also an alternate. I think my other big offers might have scared them off from even trying to persuade me. There might be a lesson here for future scholarship negotiations with Georgetown.

Withdrawn. Good luck to everyone else still waiting on a decision or $$

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

Postby boris78 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:38 pm

waitlisted. regular waitlist, not the special one. still wanna go...

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:38 pm

Alternate. Extremely disappointing since Georgetown was honestly my top choice after visiting in January. To have me jump through these hoops and then offer nothing strikes me as extremely classless, although I am probably just a bit bitter.

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

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:46 pm

Those of you who have been waitlisted, when was your last complete? Sorry for those of you who did not get the offers they were hoping for. It seems Georgetown has been disappointing pretty much everyone this year.

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

Postby Big Dog » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:49 pm

I'm a 3.85/172, just got invited to some virtual interview where I have to go to a law firm in downtown LA and do a group interview over web conference... What's the deal with this? Trying to decide if it's worth it.


Yield protection: you have T6 numbers and live 3,000 miles away. If GU is a serious choice, it's probably worth the effort unless you have a legit excuse (finals, for example).

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:56 pm

BigZuck wrote:Also chosen as an "alternate." I hope they can find an "alternate" admit off the waitlist to take my place because I'm withdrawing.

GL all.


+1


Looks like I'm going to be choosing an "alternate" law school.

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

Postby HankBashir » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:03 pm

WaitingandHopeful wrote:Now that these offers are out, are we expecting another batch of finalist emails to come out for people admitted recently? Any idea on a timeframe?


I just received the e-mail about merit scholarship consideration. I was admitted after the first e-mail was sent out. I guess I better ask for a reasonable amount.

It says they're expecting to make more decisions by mid-March.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:06 pm

yo yo how did everyone get $? I thought the forms to submit for scholarships just came out last week

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:09 pm

After filling out the yellow form myself, it appeared as though it was more geared toward determining need-based aid than merit aid. I'm assuming Gtown didn't need any more information than what was present in the application in determining these merit offers.

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

Postby bluecouch » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:08 pm

I got the "Alternate" email, as well. I think that I am going to stick it out, though. I was honestly a little worried about having to commit to an April 1 deadline -- so I feel okay about still being in the running for merit aid without having that deadline looming.

GL to those of you leaving the thread for greener pastures.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:40 pm

In and got my letter this evening. At least there's some pressure off now.

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

Postby Gisney » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:47 pm

So if we didn't get an merit letter today or an alternate, does that mean no money or are there rounds?

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:52 pm

MacB wrote:After filling out the yellow form myself, it appeared as though it was more geared toward determining need-based aid than merit aid. I'm assuming Gtown didn't need any more information than what was present in the application in determining these merit offers.

Yes, the yellow form was for need aid. For merit, if you're under consideration they send you an email asking for what is basically a LOCI.

I just got that email today.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:22 am

BigZuck wrote:Considering everyone and their grandma applies, Georgetown will have no shortage of people lining up to pay sticker but if they want to maintain medians at all they will have to do something drastic I think. They already lost a bunch of high number folks when they started this new "program" (though to be fair I doubt any would have attended anyway) and they might lose a bunch more today if people feel slighted after jumping through all their hoops. Should be interesting.

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I've debated whether to post this here because it makes me seem obnoxious, but I think it's so entertaining I have to share. I withdrew in anger after the first fiasco with the finalist emails, when the "initial selection" determined that I wasn't good enough to be considered "at this time." Since I got a Harvard acceptance as a pretty good alternative shortly thereafter, I sent a pretty snarky email to them, withdrawing and expressing my thoughts on their bait-and-switch scholarship process. I thought that was the end of Georgetown...

Until the next day, when they called me to try to explain some "confusion" that some applicants were having regarding the scholarship process and to ask me to reconsider my withdrawal because the process was "not over yet." Needless to say, I was pretty shocked for the whole awkward ten minutes. I mean, my email was pretty mean.

At any rate, I told the nice lady that I very much appreciated the call (which was true, it was a nice gesture and definitely took the edge off of my bitterness toward GULC) and that I would think about it. I'm still going to withdraw, but I don't feel nearly as cynical toward them anymore.

Now if only they would stop hiring their own graduates to game the employment rankings....

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

Postby jym_dawg » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:31 am

Cicero76 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Considering everyone and their grandma applies, Georgetown will have no shortage of people lining up to pay sticker but if they want to maintain medians at all they will have to do something drastic I think. They already lost a bunch of high number folks when they started this new "program" (though to be fair I doubt any would have attended anyway) and they might lose a bunch more today if people feel slighted after jumping through all their hoops. Should be interesting.

popcorn.gif


Until the next day, when they called me to try to explain some "confusion" that some applicants were having regarding the scholarship process and to ask me to reconsider my withdrawal because the process was "not over yet." Needless to say, I was pretty shocked for the whole awkward ten minutes. I mean, my email was pretty mean.



You must know you can't throw out an anecdote like that without sharing Georgetown's response. What sort of "confusion" were they referring to? Confusion over the seemingly arbitrary allocation of money? And what explanation did they offer to try to clear up this confusion?

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

Postby TripTrip » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:32 am

Cicero76 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Considering everyone and their grandma applies, Georgetown will have no shortage of people lining up to pay sticker but if they want to maintain medians at all they will have to do something drastic I think. They already lost a bunch of high number folks when they started this new "program" (though to be fair I doubt any would have attended anyway) and they might lose a bunch more today if people feel slighted after jumping through all their hoops. Should be interesting.

popcorn.gif


I've debated whether to post this here because it makes me seem obnoxious, but I think it's so entertaining I have to share. I withdrew in anger after the first fiasco with the finalist emails, when the "initial selection" determined that I wasn't good enough to be considered "at this time." Since I got a Harvard acceptance as a pretty good alternative shortly thereafter, I sent a pretty snarky email to them, withdrawing and expressing my thoughts on their bait-and-switch scholarship process. I thought that was the end of Georgetown...

Until the next day, when they called me to try to explain some "confusion" that some applicants were having regarding the scholarship process and to ask me to reconsider my withdrawal because the process was "not over yet." Needless to say, I was pretty shocked for the whole awkward ten minutes. I mean, my email was pretty mean.

At any rate, I told the nice lady that I very much appreciated the call (which was true, it was a nice gesture and definitely took the edge off of my bitterness toward GULC) and that I would think about it. I'm still going to withdraw, but I don't feel nearly as cynical toward them anymore.

Now if only they would stop hiring their own graduates to game the employment rankings....

Good read, thanks for sharing.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:46 am

jym_dawg wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Considering everyone and their grandma applies, Georgetown will have no shortage of people lining up to pay sticker but if they want to maintain medians at all they will have to do something drastic I think. They already lost a bunch of high number folks when they started this new "program" (though to be fair I doubt any would have attended anyway) and they might lose a bunch more today if people feel slighted after jumping through all their hoops. Should be interesting.

popcorn.gif


Until the next day, when they called me to try to explain some "confusion" that some applicants were having regarding the scholarship process and to ask me to reconsider my withdrawal because the process was "not over yet." Needless to say, I was pretty shocked for the whole awkward ten minutes. I mean, my email was pretty mean.



You must know you can't throw out an anecdote like that without sharing Georgetown's response. What sort of "confusion" were they referring to? Confusion over the seemingly arbitrary allocation of money? And what explanation did they offer to try to clear up this confusion?


They hadn't allocated any money yet. This was after the first email, when we were all supposed to respond to them with what level of money it would take for us to attend there. I had said in my email withdrawing that I thought it was kind of ridiculous to do it "initial selection " based on nothing except my answer to their question. The lady on the phone was trying to explain that the initial selection had actually been based on a thorough review of our application and a "holistic process." But if that were so, why didn't they "holistically review" my application before sending out the initial invitation to apply for merit aid? Once They sent out that invitation, the only new info they had to reject me was the amount I wanted. The lady never explained that.




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