Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:48 am

MacB wrote:...I don't understand what your argument is here. That my experience with Gtown shouldn't have left a bad taste in my mouth? This was a personal account and that was my personal reaction. Having received multiple six figure offers from peer and substantially better schools, I don't think Georgetown has to compete, they do have to compete, at least for me. .

Ha. +1.

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

Postby Big Dog » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:00 pm

...I don't understand what your argument is here. .... I don't think Georgetown has to compete, they do have to compete, at least for me.


That IS my point. Georgetown does not feel that they should/need to compete for your numbers. If that is the case, and they hold all of the admissions cards, why should their internal policy leave a bad taste in your mouth? (It makes you come across as entitled to their money.) Instead, just move onto a LS that really wants you.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:14 pm

A business tries to get the most for the least? wha-whaat???

You need a law school to make you feel individually special? awwww.

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

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:19 pm

justonemoregame wrote:A business tries to get the most for the least? wha-whaat???

You need a law school to make you feel individually special? awwww.


Other schools at least pretend to give a shit about their applicants and not just the numbers those applicants represent. Georgetown, on the other hand, is dicking around with this multiple-round, alternate, "please check back in a month when there's mo' $" game. And when someone calls them out on it? They bluntly say they want to buy people for as little as possible? Yea, we all know we're not special snowflakes (well, most of us know that) but come on GULC -- at least pretend, for a little while, like we wheely are special. Once we're committed, you can go back to treating us like numbers.

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:27 pm

I don't want to be treated like a special snowflake; I'm totally ok with being bought because of my numbers. In that regard though, Gtown simply is not competitive. I'd love to live in DC, but I can't justify it when compared to other offers.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:32 pm

if a view of the capitol is worth more to someone else than an actual chance of getting anywhere near it professionally, that is their issue and not mine. That's the last I'll say on the matter.


LOL, Georgetown is UDC bc you're butthurt

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

Postby LRGhost » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:30 pm

justonemoregame wrote:if a view of the capitol is worth more to someone else than an actual chance of getting anywhere near it professionally, that is their issue and not mine. That's the last I'll say on the matter.


LOL, Georgetown is UDC bc you're butthurt


I got in and they've helped me out with my own concerns fine, but they're simply throwing away good applicants by not even offering competitive schollies. Come on.

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

Postby diver88 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:52 pm

moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!

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

Postby curious66 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:57 pm

diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.

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

Postby danielr » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:05 pm

diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


I don't know what to tell you. I received a good offer, but it was after one round of negotiation. I would not expect anything, and I can't really give you a prediction based on your numbers because, as we were discussing earlier (kind of), Georgetown's merit aid process is a little mysterious this time around. Based on my experience, the best advice I can give you is to be very proactive and reach out to them if they don't get to you. When you do, emphasize your level of interest in attending and living in DC (I'm assuming you have some interest in these things), explain your financial aid situation and describe any other offers you may have already received from good schools. Be sincere, polite, and assertive. Then just hope things work out.

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

Postby danielr » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:08 pm

curious66 wrote:
diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.


This really isn't the most helpful advice. You don't know whether this person actually wants to go to Georgetown for any number of reasons. Though it is somewhat late in the cycle, it doesn't hurt at all (and may help quite a lot) to at least try for some merit aid from GULC before saying "It's time to move on."

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

Postby LRGhost » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:10 pm

curious66 wrote:
diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.


It is hard to get to DC from anywhere, but it would be easier from GULC than M.

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

Postby curious66 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:38 pm

danielr wrote:
curious66 wrote:
diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.


This really isn't the most helpful advice. You don't know whether this person actually wants to go to Georgetown for any number of reasons. Though it is somewhat late in the cycle, it doesn't hurt at all (and may help quite a lot) to at least try for some merit aid from GULC before saying "It's time to move on."


True -- but I guess I did not read that OP needed to be in DC for any specific reason. The other issue is in general GULC's placement vs. the other T14's is substantially lower. I agree it might be worth OP's time to try one more time, but frankly, GULC has been strange with aid this cycle. If it doesn't work out, OP has some other great options that will incur much less debt. That was all.

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

Postby danielr » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:51 pm

curious66 wrote:
danielr wrote:
curious66 wrote:
diver88 wrote:moving away from the discussion of wther georgetown should/shouldn't give money to certain applicants - does anyone have any information about whether they might release offers before the 22nd?
and for people who have gotten offers, people have complained about the offer being too low, but is anyone willing to share their offer? i really have no idea what to expect there - michigan practically threw money at me and like the rest of you i hope not to be TOO disappointed, even with low expectations
if anyone has ANY info please post!


If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.


This really isn't the most helpful advice. You don't know whether this person actually wants to go to Georgetown for any number of reasons. Though it is somewhat late in the cycle, it doesn't hurt at all (and may help quite a lot) to at least try for some merit aid from GULC before saying "It's time to move on."


True -- but I guess I did not read that OP needed to be in DC for any specific reason. The other issue is in general GULC's placement vs. the other T14's is substantially lower. I agree it might be worth OP's time to try one more time, but frankly, GULC has been strange with aid this cycle. If it doesn't work out, OP has some other great options that will incur much less debt. That was all.


You're right about the caveat there. Michigan is a good option if merit aid falls through at GULC.

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

Postby diver88 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:18 pm

If you have $ at Michigan -- I would skip GULC, I am in a similar boat, with a $'s at Mich and a few others but nothing from GULC. Time to move on. You can easily get to DC from Michigan if that is where you want to be.[/quote]

This really isn't the most helpful advice. You don't know whether this person actually wants to go to Georgetown for any number of reasons. Though it is somewhat late in the cycle, it doesn't hurt at all (and may help quite a lot) to at least try for some merit aid from GULC before saying "It's time to move on."[/quote]
You're right about the caveat there. Michigan is a good option if merit aid falls through at GULC.[/quote]

While I agree that michigan is a great option for most people based solely on ranking, i desperately do not want to go to school there after visiting for admitted students weeekend - there were a million things i loved inside the walls of the law school itself, but i do not want to spend 3 years living in ann arbor. a marginal difference in ranking just isn't enough of a reason to go there - i've already made my decision to go to georgetown, which is why i was asking about people's merit aid offers. i'm not debating between the two, i'm just trying to find out some information!

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

Postby MacB » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:24 pm

If you don't mind me asking, what about Ann Arbor was so bad in your mind? Trying to figure out how I feel about AA as well, so I would be interested in hearing your opinion.

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:49 pm

Admitted about a month ago. No info about financial aid. Finally sent an email about it with my offers.

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Postby Tekrul » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Posting this for information's sake, this is my first post on the forum ever so be gentle if I left out important info that could be useful. Ask for it and ill come back to fill it in.

Withdrew today

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Had 90k so hopefully it will be passed to one of you. Good luck with admissions.

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Postby question7 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 pm

that looks like good $ for what Georgetown is giving this year - gotta know...where are you going???

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Postby VikingsFan13 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:48 pm

Tekrul wrote:Posting this for information's sake, this is my first post on the forum ever so be gentle if I left out important info that could be useful. Ask for it and ill come back to fill it in.

Withdrew today

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Had 90k so hopefully it will be passed to one of you. Good luck with admissions.



I’ll add to the discussion as well… I got admitted as an ED applicant back in Jan, and received 105k. Needless to say, I’ll be matriculating in the Fall.

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Aawaldrop wrote:Admitted about a month ago. No info about financial aid. Finally sent an email about it with my offers.


I was admitted just a couple weeks ago, but I got anxious and sent an email to GULC today inquiring as to my financial aid status. It's way too close to seat deposit deadlines for me not to have heard anything.

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

Postby hawaii50 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:44 pm

Long time lurker, first time poster here. I have a question about the wording of the Scholarship Intent to Enroll Form that I have to submit to Georgetown. The box I have to check only says "I am pleased to accept Georgetown Law's scholarship and will be enrolling. Enclosed is my tuition deposit of $400.00" Is this binding? Other enrollment forms I've gotten have said I have to withdraw from schools I've been admitted to but Georgetown doesn't mention anything about it. I don't know whether to take the brief language to mean it's binding or not. I'm curious because I'm on a few wait lists and I don't want to get accidentally locked into anything. Thanks.

Sorry if this has already been asked. I saw someone else asked the same question but I couldn't find a reply.

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

Postby Rory19 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:19 am

I read the intent to enroll form as non binding due to lack of language on the form or in the email attaching the form. I turned it in though I am still on 4 wait lists.

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

Postby kraffcook » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Rory19 wrote:I read the intent to enroll form as non binding due to lack of language on the form or in the email attaching the form. I turned it in though I am still on 4 wait lists.


I have a feeling they would win if you took that to court lol

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

Postby Rory19 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:36 pm

I would be happy to send you the form and the letter, it said nothing about withdrawing other offers. But yes, they would win because I would never take it to court.

However, I feel like it is very common for students to make a deposit, intend to enroll, get off of a waitlist and everything seems to be fine...I don't see how this would be any different.




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