Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby kraffcook » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:03 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:I just found out that Georgetown doesn't offer tours or allow class sit-ins to applicants in Feb/March. Do most schools have similar policies?

That's not unusual. I'm going to Vanderbit in a couple weeks and they do the same thing because they don't want the students to get distracted so late in the semester. They're having a mock class just for admitted students instead. I don't know if Georgetown has something like that instead

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:04 pm

The PILS is an exception to the stacking.

I called the admissions office because the PILS is not distributed by the financial aid office and I got a voicemail, probably because its lunchtime there.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:38 pm

kraffcook wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:I just found out that Georgetown doesn't offer tours or allow class sit-ins to applicants in Feb/March. Do most schools have similar policies?

That's not unusual. I'm going to Vanderbit in a couple weeks and they do the same thing because they don't want the students to get distracted so late in the semester. They're having a mock class just for admitted students instead. I don't know if Georgetown has something like that instead


I'm not admitted :(

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

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:48 pm

So the need-based Dean's grants -- For 1L only or per-year?

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Just spoke to the admissions office. PILS notifications will not go out until April....


In regards to grants for 1L--with need based aid the grant amount is for that year only. Each year you resupply for finances and the amount is recalculated. I imagine (and hope) that if your family's financial circumstances do not change then this amount would be nearly replicated each year.

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

Postby jlh1128 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:55 pm

I just got an email to participate in a group interview in Boston. I know they say your app will not be negatively impacted if you don't go, but what do you guys think? Are there a lot of people you know of who have gotten in who did not participate in the group interview? My work schedule is very busy for the next couple of weeks and it would be very hard for me to make it, so unless it seems like I absolutely need to I probably will not go.

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

Postby nba101790 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:56 pm

Checking-in:

Still 2/13 complete...sent in a LOCI about two weeks ago and still haven't heard anything.

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:59 pm

Rory19 wrote:Just spoke to the admissions office. PILS notifications will not go out until April....


In regards to grants for 1L--with need based aid the grant amount is for that year only. Each year you resupply for finances and the amount is recalculated. I imagine (and hope) that if your family's financial circumstances do not change then this amount would be nearly replicated each year.



After everything that's happened, you still trust Gtown? You're a better man than I.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:00 pm

jlh1128 wrote:I just got an email to participate in a group interview in Boston. I know they say your app will not be negatively impacted if you don't go, but what do you guys think? Are there a lot of people you know of who have gotten in who did not participate in the group interview? My work schedule is very busy for the next couple of weeks and it would be very hard for me to make it, so unless it seems like I absolutely need to I probably will not go.


Go if you want to be in, dude.

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:03 pm

MacB wrote:
Rory19 wrote:Just spoke to the admissions office. PILS notifications will not go out until April....


In regards to grants for 1L--with need based aid the grant amount is for that year only. Each year you resupply for finances and the amount is recalculated. I imagine (and hope) that if your family's financial circumstances do not change then this amount would be nearly replicated each year.



After everything that's happened, you still trust Gtown? You're a better man than I.


Need based aid should not be a game...I plan on researching it though.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:04 pm

jlh1128 wrote:I just got an email to participate in a group interview in Boston. I know they say your app will not be negatively impacted if you don't go, but what do you guys think? Are there a lot of people you know of who have gotten in who did not participate in the group interview? My work schedule is very busy for the next couple of weeks and it would be very hard for me to make it, so unless it seems like I absolutely need to I probably will not go.


I went to a NYC one and I'm glad I did it. I'm still waiting to hear back, but I'm pretty sure I improved my chances by showing up. From what I understand, if you're a candidate whose numbers aren't median or above, you should really go if you want to get in. If you are above 75th%, they might be gauging your actual interest and decide whether or not to YP you. In this case, if you can't make it, you might be able to send an e-mail explaining that you would like to interview but are unavailable for the given dates. Someone else did that earlier in the thread and was still accepted.

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

Postby Big Dog » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:07 pm

I just got an email to participate in a group interview in Boston. I know they say your app will not be negatively impacted if you don't go, but what do you guys think? Are there a lot of people you know of who have gotten in who did not participate in the group interview? My work schedule is very busy for the next couple of weeks and it would be very hard for me to make it, so unless it seems like I absolutely need to I probably will not go.


your schedule is SOOOOO busy that you can't carve out an hour to discuss your future? Seriously? You want to go with that thought? :)

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

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:11 pm

I submitted Need Access and FAFSA in February with Gtown listed, and just did my "Yellow Form" last night. I know there were some squabbles with merit aid last month, but I never received any email about it.

I'm wondering what the time frame is for grants and merit aid. Based on the $ I've received from higher ranked schools, I'm estimating I should hit more than half tuition at Gtown in merit but it doesn't seem like they are particularly generous. Is it worth reaching out to Cornblatt to ask? How long does it take to hear back after submitting your "yellow form" on ASW, and when have your merit awards generally gone out? admitted early december for reference.

thanks!

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:17 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I submitted Need Access and FAFSA in February with Gtown listed, and just did my "Yellow Form" last night. I know there were some squabbles with merit aid last month, but I never received any email about it.

I'm wondering what the time frame is for grants and merit aid. Based on the $ I've received from higher ranked schools, I'm estimating I should hit more than half tuition at Gtown in merit but it doesn't seem like they are particularly generous. Is it worth reaching out to Cornblatt to ask? How long does it take to hear back after submitting your "yellow form" on ASW, and when have your merit awards generally gone out? admitted early december for reference.

thanks!


I turned in my Yellow Form on 2/27 and got my Financial Aid Award yesterday. The award does not include merit aid. You can also scroll up to see what the financial aid office shared with me this morning about need vs. merit aid.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:21 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I submitted Need Access and FAFSA in February with Gtown listed, and just did my "Yellow Form" last night. I know there were some squabbles with merit aid last month, but I never received any email about it.

I'm wondering what the time frame is for grants and merit aid. Based on the $ I've received from higher ranked schools, I'm estimating I should hit more than half tuition at Gtown in merit but it doesn't seem like they are particularly generous. Is it worth reaching out to Cornblatt to ask? How long does it take to hear back after submitting your "yellow form" on ASW, and when have your merit awards generally gone out? admitted early december for reference.

thanks!


In b4 you don't get half tuition at GTown. That's not how they roll.

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

Postby UMich11 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:15 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
kraffcook wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:I just found out that Georgetown doesn't offer tours or allow class sit-ins to applicants in Feb/March. Do most schools have similar policies?

That's not unusual. I'm going to Vanderbit in a couple weeks and they do the same thing because they don't want the students to get distracted so late in the semester. They're having a mock class just for admitted students instead. I don't know if Georgetown has something like that instead


I'm not admitted :(


I guess it just varies by school, but i did my campus visit to Michigan last April 6th and sat in on a class, had a student give me a tour, etc. They had no issues giving me one. Maybe vandy/gtown just think their students are too fragile to handle an unknown person in their ecosystem.... :?

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:19 pm

Syracuse and Georgetown play as conference rivals for the last time tonight. Predict the score in the thread linked below for a chance to win a free t-shirt


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

Postby zbenson » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:22 pm

After 2 months of nothing my status updated to completed today, Anything I should be looking for?

EDIT: Date Changed, has been Application Complete for 2 months

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:24 pm

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:34 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:So my status checker finally went complete again for the first time since my interview. About 15 seconds after I saw the new status update, my phone went off with a new alert. Afraid it was a waitlist from Georgetown, I actually screamed "No!" at my phone.

zbenson wrote:After 2 months of nothing my status updated to completed today, Anything I should be looking for?

EDIT: Date Changed, has been Application Complete for 2 months


It appears that applications usually go complete 3-4 times before a decision is made.


Citizenship update is the big one, I think.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:38 pm

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

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:56 pm

I had an update today also. Did not get the country of citizenship though, also did not receive a waitlist email. I guess a ding may be coming soon. I don't know how many updates this has been to be honest (for some reason my status checker app does not work anymore, is anyone else having that issue?)

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:01 pm

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

Postby kraffcook » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:02 pm

"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."
Well, at least they finally got back to me after more than a month

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

Postby Lighthouseman » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:22 pm

Just got the 'no scholarship' email. Was really expcting $$. Will withdraw today. Hope this opens up a spot for someone!




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