Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby FromDCtoWhere » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:36 pm

toothbrush wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:On my second update since group interviewing last week. 3/1 then 3/4... Come go GTown just make up your mind already!

Same.. I think we interviewed on the same day too.



Did either of you have a decision prior to the interview? I was put on the Pref. WL prior to my interview and haven't had any status updates since... :|

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

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:41 pm

FromDCtoWhere wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:On my second update since group interviewing last week. 3/1 then 3/4... Come go GTown just make up your mind already!

Same.. I think we interviewed on the same day too.



Did either of you have a decision prior to the interview? I was put on the Pref. WL prior to my interview and haven't had any status updates since... :|


Nope still awaiting decision.

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

Postby toothbrush » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:43 pm

FromDCtoWhere wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:On my second update since group interviewing last week. 3/1 then 3/4... Come go GTown just make up your mind already!

Same.. I think we interviewed on the same day too.



Did either of you have a decision prior to the interview? I was put on the Pref. WL prior to my interview and haven't had any status updates since... :|

I hadn't even updated just received an email for a group interview request in NYC with Dean Cornblatt.

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

Postby uconjak » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:14 pm

I havent heard squat from Gulc since my acceptance. I know some of you have recieved scholarship info/questions/invites....my question, am i totally screwed on any scholarship? Other than some minimal amount (15k/year)?

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:18 pm

uconjak wrote:I havent heard squat from Gulc since my acceptance. I know some of you have recieved scholarship info/questions/invites....my question, am i totally screwed on any scholarship? Other than some minimal amount (15k/year)?


Everyone who applies to Georgetown is totally screwed on scholarships. A very small minority will get a minimal amount but probably not enough to justify attending when compared to their other offers.

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

Postby smdpnp » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:34 pm

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

Postby LRGhost » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:56 pm

BNEGOP wrote:What are thoughts on George Washington Law vs. Georgetown? Obviously, I know that GULC is ranked higher, but GW gave me a scholly....trying to decide if it is worth it. FWIW, I want to do legislative counsel/government work, so I dont really expect to make tons of money post graduation.


No clue off hand but look up gov or JD preferred jobs on LST for both schools and compare. How large is the GW scholly?

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

Postby boris78 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:55 am

anybody know how Georgetown feels for LOCI/supplementary materials/emails for wait-listed candidates? are they one of those schools who wants to hear nothing or hear updates? (I guess hear updates since in the letter they asked about pending deadlines at other schools)

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

Postby Ruthie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:28 am

Several updates since my 2/17 interview but no decision. Ughhhhhh. At least no ding yet? I'm about to call my apartment complex to confirm they aren't holding a package for me.

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

Postby Big Dog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:33 am

FWIW, I want to do legislative counsel/government work, so I dont really expect to make tons of money post graduation.


In general, GOVT, like Big Law, is prestige-whorish. That would be particularly true with legislative counsel work.

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

Postby capsfan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:01 am

Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.

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

Postby UMich11 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:12 pm

capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


I'm still sitting at complete with no country of citizenship, and i'm pretty American. SO.. that may mean something?

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

Postby WDH » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:45 pm

capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


Was waitlisted last week and have no Country of Citizenship. Looks good for this possibility.

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

Postby HankBashir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:50 pm

capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


I was admitted and I have county of citizenship listed. As I don't really check status checkers often, not sure if it was there before I was admitted.

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

Postby jone7007 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:51 pm

I have county of citizenship listed but I haven't been admitted unless the letter is in the mail. I also have not had an interivew and am a marginal applicant.

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

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:52 pm

capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.

My country updated the week before I got my letter.

Address also changed from something like
XXX St Apt #YYY
to
XXX Street
Apartment YYY

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

Postby boris78 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:01 pm

capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


sure. any tips on getting off the waitlist? goes GT like or not like updates?

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

Postby GatorFan305 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

Hey all, I'm a bit confused. I sent out that 150 word thing on February 15. If I didn't receive a scholarship offer, does that mean I'm not getting one?

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

Postby mac35352 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:29 pm

Stuck on 1/23 complete. Can't be good news.

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

Postby capsfan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:10 pm

jone7007 wrote:I have county of citizenship listed but I haven't been admitted unless the letter is in the mail. I also have not had an interivew and am a marginal applicant.


Given what other people have said the letter is probably in the mail. I know from last year that this was followed by an acceptance letter in every case discussed. The idea is that GULC only mails acceptance letter and the change in address format and citizenship is a result of them formatting your address information for mailing.

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

Postby capsfan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:17 pm

boris78 wrote:
capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


sure. any tips on getting off the waitlist? goes GT like or not like updates?


I was actually on the regular waitlist until mid-July so I can actually provide some potentially useful advice in this area. I believe that updates are generally a good thing, but I would also write a very GULC specific letter. I sent LOCI after each waitlist update reiterating my intention to attend if admitted, and giving GULC an update on additional things I had done. These were always answered with a form email.

I'm from the area and sent a longer LOCI reiterating my desire to attend AND how GULC would fit into my long term plans to stay near family and be able to practice in DC. I received a more detailed response to that message, saying that admissions would make a special note of my desire to be in the DC area. While I know that approach isn't possible for everyone, I think an LOCI that sells how GULC is the perfect fit for you as opposed to just selling yourself to GULC would be very useful.

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

Postby uconjak » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:56 pm

capsfan wrote:
boris78 wrote:
capsfan wrote:Current Georgetown 1E here if you have any questions, but actually here to ask a question for a friend.

Is USA showing up in country of citizenship still a confirmation of admission? I did a quick search and saw a few mentions, but want to make sure that is still the case, before I tell my friend he definitely just got in.


sure. any tips on getting off the waitlist? goes GT like or not like updates?


I was actually on the regular waitlist until mid-July so I can actually provide some potentially useful advice in this area. I believe that updates are generally a good thing, but I would also write a very GULC specific letter. I sent LOCI after each waitlist update reiterating my intention to attend if admitted, and giving GULC an update on additional things I had done. These were always answered with a form email.

I'm from the area and sent a longer LOCI reiterating my desire to attend AND how GULC would fit into my long term plans to stay near family and be able to practice in DC. I received a more detailed response to that message, saying that admissions would make a special note of my desire to be in the DC area. While I know that approach isn't possible for everyone, I think an LOCI that sells how GULC is the perfect fit for you as opposed to just selling yourself to GULC would be very useful.


Thanks for the info. THe problem I see with GULC this year is the scholarship situation. As of today GULC is probably my top choice. but I can't pay sticker, Period. I am getting some very good offers from other schools. I want to work in DC after Graduation but I can NOT afford the cost of attendance at GULC. I was amitted around Jan. 15th have not heard a thing from them. I will definately need more that 15/year to attend. My folks and I don't have that type of money. UCLA which i consider a peer school has started out giving me 48K for 3 years and they are currently negotiating up my scholarship. From what I have read and PM'ed other GULC accepted applicants most do not seem happy with the GULC scholarship situation. It leaves me wondering if I should even think about attending and just withdraw now... your thoughts.

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

Postby intlsplitr » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:47 pm

Alumni interview invite via email. It will be interesting to see if there are any alumni in my area.

Have any other international applicants done an in-person alumni interview?

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

Postby txdude45 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:47 pm

GatorFan305 wrote:Hey all, I'm a bit confused. I sent out that 150 word thing on February 15. If I didn't receive a scholarship offer, does that mean I'm not getting one?


They already sent out the offers. I got tagged as an alternate on 3/1. They may very well do it in batches, but the email (and how this thread went off that night) made it sound like they'd all gone out at once. It may have been sorted into your spam.

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

Postby fallingup » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:55 pm

Intlslptr I just got my interview invite as well! We are having almost identical cycles




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