Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Belgorn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:33 pm

3rd post-interview update today. No change in citizenship. Either a waitlist/ding email is on the way or Gtown is really enjoying taking their sweet time.

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:41 pm

Status update today too. No citizenship, no email yet. Is the citizenship a necessary condition for an acceptance, or just a sufficient one?

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:44 pm

"No scholarship" email here, too. I'm sitting on my hands because right now all I want to do is write an angry email about how they asked me to jump through hoops to be considered for the scholarship, then nothing.

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:05 pm

In reference to our need based aid discussion earlier today, here is a quote from their website:
Awards are generally renewable at the same level for up to 2 additional years of full-time study at Georgetown Law (1 additional year for transfer students). Changes significantly affecting the financial situation of the student, student's spouse and/or student's parent(s) may affect the level or availability of grant assistance in future years. In addition, students earning significant pay through summer employment (e.g., working as law firm summer associates) are expected to use a portion of their earnings for their education and, accordingly, are likely to have their grant assistance reduced for the following year.

This makes me feel even better about my award!!

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

Postby Rlabo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:05 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:Status update today too. No citizenship, no email yet. Is the citizenship a necessary condition for an acceptance, or just a sufficient one?


Unnecessary, but I was pulled off spwl so that may be why mine never changed, just got my letter in the mail today.

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

Postby KremeCheez » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:20 pm

Preferred WL. Above both medians.

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

Postby Lighthouseman » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:25 pm

TripTrip wrote:"No scholarship" email here, too. I'm sitting on my hands because right now all I want to do is write an angry email about how they asked me to jump through hoops to be considered for the scholarship, then nothing.


I feel you. Not particularly impressed with the way Georgetown handled things.

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:27 pm

They hit your boy with the waitlist. That's three thus far, Shooter.

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

Postby GWarren » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:52 pm

Long time lurker on TLS, first posting.

Anyone know what the chances of getting in off the regular wait list are?

167 / 3.62 - NYU Undergrad. Just got the wait list email this afternoon at 5:17pm, if anyone is interested.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:29 pm

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


I'm hoping to get merit $ here, but I have heard nothing since december and I already submitted all my fin aid materials.

prediction: with so many schools offering generous merit scholarships, georgetown loses its medians & falls off T14 to texas or ucla if it doesn't start offering good money to strong interested candidates

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

Postby happyshapy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:35 pm

priority wait list. I didn't attend the group interview though so I was kind of expecting a WL.

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

Postby abadname13 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:41 pm

Also received the priority wait list email this afternoon. Median LSAT, below median GPA. Complete 2/8.

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

Postby uconjak » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:19 pm

kraffcook wrote:"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


At least you got asked to apply!

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

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:22 pm

I will be joining this preferred waitlist at Georgetown. I am unsure on my chances of actually getting in off of it though. I plan on staying on it. Any recommendations for the email stating my interest? Should I make it into a LOCI or keep it brief?

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

Postby bailey8078 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:47 pm

So here is my story of GULC shenanigans.

I applied in September and was admitted either September/October. Didn't hear anything from them for forever.

When other people started getting scholarship emails, and then being told that they weren't finalists, it made me think I wasn't even being considered.

I tried to withdraw and received a reply email later that day asking me if I was sure and telling me that I would be considered for aid and should write a little note about why I liked the school.

I said sure and wrote a nice little email about how much I value gov't etc. (all true. Wish other schools had programs like their National security program).

Received the "no scholarship for you" email today telling me if I waited I might get reconsidered and they hope I still come in the fall.

You kidding? I said I withdraw if you don't give me money, you reply telling me not to and then don't do anything about it? I realize this comes across as entitled. I don't care. GULC is easily the worst at the admissions process/ finaid of the T-14. I really like some of the schools programs, but between the employment stats and their tiny scholarship amounts and numbers how are they still ranked so highly?

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:59 pm

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

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:00 pm

jbagelboy wrote:prediction: with so many schools offering generous merit scholarships, georgetown loses its medians & falls off T14 to texas or ucla if it doesn't start offering good money to strong interested candidates



I can't WAIT to see what impact this ridiculousness has on their ranking next year. I'm sticking around until April 5th just so they can give me one more slap in the face by really, finally offering me zip and then I'm outie. :roll:

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:07 pm

MacB wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:prediction: with so many schools offering generous merit scholarships, georgetown loses its medians & falls off T14 to texas or ucla if it doesn't start offering good money to strong interested candidates



I can't WAIT to see what impact this ridiculousness has on their ranking next year. I'm sticking around until April 5th just so they can give me one more slap in the face by really, finally offering me zip and then I'm outie. :roll:


This won't have any impact on their rankings...they can just maintain medians by lowering class size. Their incoming 1L classes are like 500-550...and then even more after they add transfers. The Class of 2012 was over 600 students. They can afford to lose dozens of kids. The VAST majority of applicants up and down the entire rankings food chain have never even heard of TLS, let alone visit it and read the threads. They're likely unaware of this stuff and still probably think paying sticker at GULC is a good idea. Even if every GULC applicant on TLS withdrew from GULC, they could maintain medians if they just shrunk their class.

Whether they prioritize medians or revenue, or if they even have to make that decision remains to be seen. Being stingy with scholly isn't anything new for GULC...they just changed how they do it.

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

Postby callipygian » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:38 pm

Anyone responded with scholarship offers from higher ranked law schools?

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

Postby HankBashir » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:25 pm

cusenation wrote:
MacB wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:prediction: with so many schools offering generous merit scholarships, georgetown loses its medians & falls off T14 to texas or ucla if it doesn't start offering good money to strong interested candidates



I can't WAIT to see what impact this ridiculousness has on their ranking next year. I'm sticking around until April 5th just so they can give me one more slap in the face by really, finally offering me zip and then I'm outie. :roll:


This won't have any impact on their rankings...they can just maintain medians by lowering class size. Their incoming 1L classes are like 500-550...and then even more after they add transfers. The Class of 2012 was over 600 students. They can afford to lose dozens of kids. The VAST majority of applicants up and down the entire rankings food chain have never even heard of TLS, let alone visit it and read the threads. They're likely unaware of this stuff and still probably think paying sticker at GULC is a good idea. Even if every GULC applicant on TLS withdrew from GULC, they could maintain medians if they just shrunk their class.

Whether they prioritize medians or revenue, or if they even have to make that decision remains to be seen. Being stingy with scholly isn't anything new for GULC...they just changed how they do it.


This, but there was some statement from somebody (lol vague) at GULC that they can't drop their class sizes much due to the needed tuition revenue, which is probably why they're stingy with merit aid.

Also, GULC admits 2542 full time students, of which ~510 matriculate, so they're used to plenty of people not accepting their offer.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:30 pm

HankBashir wrote:
cusenation wrote:
MacB wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:prediction: with so many schools offering generous merit scholarships, georgetown loses its medians & falls off T14 to texas or ucla if it doesn't start offering good money to strong interested candidates



I can't WAIT to see what impact this ridiculousness has on their ranking next year. I'm sticking around until April 5th just so they can give me one more slap in the face by really, finally offering me zip and then I'm outie. :roll:


This won't have any impact on their rankings...they can just maintain medians by lowering class size. Their incoming 1L classes are like 500-550...and then even more after they add transfers. The Class of 2012 was over 600 students. They can afford to lose dozens of kids. The VAST majority of applicants up and down the entire rankings food chain have never even heard of TLS, let alone visit it and read the threads. They're likely unaware of this stuff and still probably think paying sticker at GULC is a good idea. Even if every GULC applicant on TLS withdrew from GULC, they could maintain medians if they just shrunk their class.

Whether they prioritize medians or revenue, or if they even have to make that decision remains to be seen. Being stingy with scholly isn't anything new for GULC...they just changed how they do it.


This, but there was some statement from somebody (lol vague) at GULC that they can't drop their class sizes much due to the needed tuition revenue, which is probably why they're stingy with merit aid.

Also, GULC admits 2542 full time students, of which ~510 matriculate, so they're used to plenty of people not accepting their offer.


I was present when the Dean of the law school said this to a group of alums and admits.

If that's true and they can't shrink the class size then I definitely think they take a tumble in the rankings. They will never find a shortage of kids willing to pay sticker. But they won't be the high number kids that are getting scholarships from Duke, UVA, etc.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:33 pm

callipygian wrote:Anyone responded with scholarship offers from higher ranked law schools?

Actually I'm pretty sure that's why they didn't give me money. I was really vague about it in my response to their "Why should we give you money" email. I said something like, "full tuition scholarships at other schools" and that I would love to see a "significant scholarship" at G-town.

I don't think Georgetown wants to compete with other schools for scholarships much.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:41 pm

Does anyone with need-based Dean's grants know just how *required* the parental tax returns are? It's listed in My Access as an unsatisfied req. I don't know those people. I doubt they even filed.

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

Postby Solistus » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:03 am

Decision email today, "preferred waitlist". Already in at another T14 with aid offers at T20s, and I assume WL -> admit means even less chance of a scholarship offer, so I'm probably gonna withdraw.

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

Postby turn left » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:51 pm

I'm a scholarship finalist and didn't receive the "no merit aid" email yesterday...should I take that as a good sign?




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