Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby moneyball026 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Got my scholarship offer increased to what I had originally requested. Good on you, GULC. Good on you.

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

Postby account1 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm

moneyball026 wrote:Got my scholarship offer increased to what I had originally requested. Good on you, GULC. Good on you.


Was this before or after you sent in ur intent to enroll form?

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Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:23 pm

moneyball026 wrote:Got my scholarship offer increased to what I had originally requested. Good on you, GULC. Good on you.


Finally!

Also, enjoy NU :lol:

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Postby Darienk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:23 pm

I was told that they hope to have decisions for everyone who was complete prior to 3/1 by the 15th.[/quote]

They need to make haste.

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

Postby MacB » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:40 pm

djlmjs22 wrote:I'm not competitive for a merit scholarship (reverse splitter) and I know this, but I figure there's no harm in at least asking because I really want to go to GULC. I have not gotten any merit emails that people have been talking about. Any advice on how I should go about asking, what I should say, if there's someone specifically I should ask, if calling is better than emailing....I've read about how to ask for aid in general, so I'm asking for GULC-specific advice. Thank you!


Have you gotten your official financial aid offer via email yet? Even if you aren't getting merit aid, GULC will send you an email detailing the merit/need aid available to you as we'll as the loans available to you. If you haven't received this yet, then they technically haven't said "no" to you regarding merit aid yet. If I were you, I would wait to ask until I knew it was a sure no, but it's totally up to you and I'm quite certain others would feel differently.

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

Postby Rory19 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:46 pm

MacB wrote:
djlmjs22 wrote:I'm not competitive for a merit scholarship (reverse splitter) and I know this, but I figure there's no harm in at least asking because I really want to go to GULC. I have not gotten any merit emails that people have been talking about. Any advice on how I should go about asking, what I should say, if there's someone specifically I should ask, if calling is better than emailing....I've read about how to ask for aid in general, so I'm asking for GULC-specific advice. Thank you!


Have you gotten your official financial aid offer via email yet? Even if you aren't getting merit aid, GULC will send you an email detailing the merit/need aid available to you as we'll as the loans available to you. If you haven't received this yet, then they technically haven't said "no" to you regarding merit aid yet. If I were you, I would wait to ask until I knew it was a sure no, but it's totally up to you and I'm quite certain others would feel differently.


Also, even this award is not a no to merit aid. My merit offer came after this award letter. I would make sure you have all of your financial aid documents in because that can be a precursor to them evaluating you for merit aid (in some but not all cases). After you received the award from your financial documents, even if its all loans, then you should followup. But that's just my two cents.

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

Postby thatgumyoulike » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Anyone have luck getting off the Preferred Waitlist? WL in late Feb, did the group interview soon after and sent a LOCI recently, but other than an acknowledgement that they received the letter, haven't heard from them.

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Postby FromDCtoWhere » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:57 pm

thatgumyoulike wrote:Anyone have luck getting off the Preferred Waitlist? WL in late Feb, did the group interview soon after and sent a LOCI recently, but other than an acknowledgement that they received the letter, haven't heard from them.


+1
app 1/13, PWL 2/22, group int late Feb, LOCI last week.

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Postby mehh » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:12 pm

was that information for you specifically, or for all applicants who have still not heard anything?[/quote]

I was told that they hope to have decisions for everyone who was complete prior to 3/1 by the 15th.[/quote]

Great! Thanks for the info.

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Postby boredtodeath » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Quick question about scholarships as I've been reading through this thread - I was accepted ED with probably borderline numbers a while ago. Just received my fin aid email last week and its all loans (as expected). Would there be ANY reason to email their office asking about scholarship $$ considering I've already committed and was a borderline candidate to begin with?

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Postby MacB » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:58 pm

boredtodeath wrote:Quick question about scholarships as I've been reading through this thread - I was accepted ED with probably borderline numbers a while ago. Just received my fin aid email last week and its all loans (as expected). Would there be ANY reason to email their office asking about scholarship $$ considering I've already committed and was a borderline candidate to begin with?



If you can come up with a single legit argument for them to extend you a merit aid offer, I would do it. The worst they can do is say no and the school is too friggin big for a request like this to have any impact on your reputation, IMO.

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Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:02 pm

boredtodeath wrote:Quick question about scholarships as I've been reading through this thread - I was accepted ED with probably borderline numbers a while ago. Just received my fin aid email last week and its all loans (as expected). Would there be ANY reason to email their office asking about scholarship $$ considering I've already committed and was a borderline candidate to begin with?


Would you be willing to threaten to withdraw and follow up on that if not offered money?

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Postby WaitingandHopeful » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:15 pm

kraffcook wrote:
Cornblatt did say there would be another chance for scholarships on April 4, so you can wait till then and see


Link?

I was admitted end of January. Got my need package ($0), but have heard absolutely nothing about scholarships.

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Postby gerrod11 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:56 pm

boredtodeath wrote:Quick question about scholarships as I've been reading through this thread - I was accepted ED with probably borderline numbers a while ago. Just received my fin aid email last week and its all loans (as expected). Would there be ANY reason to email their office asking about scholarship $$ considering I've already committed and was a borderline candidate to begin with?


I was accepted ED back in January and have borderline numbers and still received $25,000 scholarship. Not much, but its better than nothing. I would e-mail them and ask to be considered for merit aid. Don't give up hope and best of luck :)!!!

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Postby lawschoolhopeful16 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:57 pm

I'm on the regular waitlist and must admit that, from what I've learned thus far about the admissions process, that regular waitlist = "probably rejected." Given my past communication with the admissions office, I get a very bad vibe about the prospects for individuals on the regular waitlist. What is the general consensus about the regular waitlist? Can anyone report an instance in which an applicant was accepted from the regular waitlist?

On a separate though related note, I almost wish I'd been outright rejected rather than placed on the waitlist. As least the former is more conclusive whereas the latter likely has the same result (rejected) but keeps people who genuinely want to attend the Law Center in a state of flux. Law schools admissions is easily the most miserable process I've ever endured.

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Postby boredtodeath » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:51 pm

BigZuck wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Quick question about scholarships as I've been reading through this thread - I was accepted ED with probably borderline numbers a while ago. Just received my fin aid email last week and its all loans (as expected). Would there be ANY reason to email their office asking about scholarship $$ considering I've already committed and was a borderline candidate to begin with?


Would you be willing to threaten to withdraw and follow up on that if not offered money?


Nah I'm not withdrawing. And I can't think of a compelling argument aside from what would have been in my application. But as some have posted they still got scholarships when not expecting any so I don't really know what the criteria the admission office is using are.

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

Postby swordking90 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:57 pm

gerrod11 wrote:
I was accepted ED back in January and have borderline numbers and still received $25,000 scholarship. Not much, but its better than nothing. I would e-mail them and ask to be considered for merit aid. Don't give up hope and best of luck :)!!!


gerrod congrats! Is that $25,000 total or $25,000 per year?

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Postby zz888 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:17 pm

lawschoolhopeful16 wrote:I'm on the regular waitlist and must admit that, from what I've learned thus far about the admissions process, that regular waitlist = "probably rejected." Given my past communication with the admissions office, I get a very bad vibe about the prospects for individuals on the regular waitlist. What is the general consensus about the regular waitlist? Can anyone report an instance in which an applicant was accepted from the regular waitlist?

On a separate though related note, I almost wish I'd been outright rejected rather than placed on the waitlist. As least the former is more conclusive whereas the latter likely has the same result (rejected) but keeps people who genuinely want to attend the Law Center in a state of flux. Law schools admissions is easily the most miserable process I've ever endured.



I'm in the same boat. The way I interpreted it, is that there are always a couple here and there who are admitted off the regular waitlist, but it is by no means a situation where the odds are in your favor. The people who i've heard getting in also have heard in in August....

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

Postby CourCour » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:02 pm

What is the significance of having your country of citizenship filled in? I've seen it referred to a number of times. Trying to read the tea leaves myself.

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Postby swordking90 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:18 pm

CourCour wrote:What is the significance of having your country of citizenship filled in? I've seen it referred to a number of times. Trying to read the tea leaves myself.


So far it seems having the citizenship added is a precursor to being admitted (I know this was definitely true in my case and for many others who reported in the past pages). Basically if you have the citizenship added, you deserve a 99% certain congrats!

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

Postby gerrod11 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:28 am

swordking90 wrote:
gerrod11 wrote:
I was accepted ED back in January and have borderline numbers and still received $25,000 scholarship. Not much, but its better than nothing. I would e-mail them and ask to be considered for merit aid. Don't give up hope and best of luck :)!!!


gerrod congrats! Is that $25,000 total or $25,000 per year?
[quote="swordking90"][quote="gerrod11"]

$25,000 per year making for $75,000 over three years

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Postby question7 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:39 am

anybody else still waiting for a decision? submitted app in early January - current status date 3/26 - application complete. Invited to group interview for April 2 - couldn't go - at school in Virginia - expected a rejection early on but now am curious why I haven't at least been waitlisted at this late date. On the off chance I get an acceptance does this late date mean I will see no money?

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Postby nba101790 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:39 am

question7 wrote:anybody else still waiting for a decision? submitted app in early January - current status date 3/26 - application complete. Invited to group interview for April 2 - couldn't go - at school in Virginia - expected a rejection early on but now am curious why I haven't at least been waitlisted at this late date. On the off chance I get an acceptance does this late date mean I will see no money?



Similar position. Complete mid-January, just updated to third complete date 4/3 yesterday. No idea what Georgetown is thinking.

What are your numbers?




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