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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:33 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


A) They haven't given me an offer

B) I can't afford to lose the $500

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:35 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


A) They haven't given me an offer

B) I can't afford to lose the $500

Oh ok, but I mean, I'm saying why not don't pay the $500? Or are you talking about another school?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby TheThriller » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:35 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


A) They haven't given me an offer

B) I can't afford to lose the $500


This exactly.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Well, what I was going to say is, from things I've heard, most schools have an economic hardship exemption for the seat deposit, but, I believe part of it involves ending your cycle, so you'd lose the opportunity for further negotiations/sticking out waitlists.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:40 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby T20hopeful89 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:41 pm

stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.



I am not 100% sure, but I think only scholarship kids have to give a deposit on April 1. I think that the regular deposit deadline is April 15?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:41 pm

stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.


400-some? It's exactly $500. And yeah, I know I'm not attending GW at sticker, and unless they miraculously turn around between the 1st and the 15th with an amazing offer, that deposit deadline will probably pass me by.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:43 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.



I am not 100% sure, but I think only scholarship kids have to give a deposit on April 1. I think that the regular deposit deadline is April 15?


Hmm so technically I could hear back about merit aid before I deposit? I sure hope so.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby T20hopeful89 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:45 pm

stone_fox wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.



I am not 100% sure, but I think only scholarship kids have to give a deposit on April 1. I think that the regular deposit deadline is April 15?


Hmm so technically I could hear back about merit aid before I deposit? I sure hope so.



This is what the admitted students' website says: For students admitted through the regular admissions process, the first seat deposit, in the amount of $500.00, is due by April 15, 2013. A second seat deposit, in the amount of $1,000.00, is due by May 31, 2013.

My e-mail with scholly info said April 1, though.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:45 pm

stone_fox wrote:Hmm so technically I could hear back about merit aid before I deposit? I sure hope so.

I really think that their strategy is this: After April 1st, they'll take all of the forfeited money from scholarship recipients who chose not to deposit and reallocate it as quickly as possible to students who have not received awards.

My problem is that that will probably take a few days at least, if not a week, to complete, and I don't know if I like the idea of having a week or even less time to decide to deposit. If I get an okay offer on April 10th with little-to-no time to negotiate, I'm probably just going to withdraw.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:46 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
This is what the admitted students' website says: For students admitted through the regular admissions process, the first seat deposit, in the amount of $500.00, is due by April 15, 2013. A second seat deposit, in the amount of $1,000.00, is due by May 31, 2013.

My e-mail with scholly info said April 1, though.

On the admitted students' website under scholarships, it says that all merit scholarship recipients have an April 1st deadline.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:51 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
stone_fox wrote:Hmm so technically I could hear back about merit aid before I deposit? I sure hope so.

I really think that their strategy is this: After April 1st, they'll take all of the forfeited money from scholarship recipients who chose not to deposit and reallocate it as quickly as possible to students who have not received awards.

My problem is that that will probably take a few days at least, if not a week, to complete, and I don't know if I like the idea of having a week or even less time to decide to deposit. If I get an okay offer on April 10th with little-to-no time to negotiate, I'm probably just going to withdraw.


Just wondering- Does that mean that if I get a less-than-stellar offer right before the deposit deadline and I choose to deposit, then I cannot negotiate it any further? Am I stuck with that offer after I depost?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:52 pm

You can still negotiate, just be prepared to lose the deposit if you don't get the offer you want. It puts the students in a much weaker bargaining position.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:55 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:You can still negotiate, just be prepared to lose the deposit if you don't get the offer you want. It puts the students in a much weaker bargaining position.


Ok thanks. I guess I'll just sit here and twiddle my thumbs while they decide my scholarship fate.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:32 pm

stone_fox wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:You can still negotiate, just be prepared to lose the deposit if you don't get the offer you want. It puts the students in a much weaker bargaining position.


Ok thanks. I guess I'll just sit here and twiddle my thumbs while they decide my scholarship fate.


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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby boris78 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:56 pm

stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.


sh*t, by the looks of it, GW is waiting until after the deposit deadline to giving decisions to some applicants also LOL

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby uconjak » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:19 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
stone_fox wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'm still in review, but, if you know you don't want the current offer, why not just not pay and see after that date if they'll up it?


Judging from my correspondence with GW, they are waiting until after the first deposit deadline to give out intial merit offers to some applicants. So I basically have to pay 400-some dollars just to find out if I'm even receiving merit aid. I like GW, but I wouldn't attend at sticker. And this whole process is kind of ridiculous.



I am not 100% sure, but I think only scholarship kids have to give a deposit on April 1. I think that the regular deposit deadline is April 15?


It is my understanding you have to put a deposit, i beleive it is $500. Most offers i have until april 15th.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 pm

Does no one read before they post anymore?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:59 pm

Can someone tell me why sunny is upset?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:02 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
uconjak wrote:what is the acceptance deadline/Conditions for scholarships for GW???? anyone?

Nonrefundable deposit by April 1st.

In order to accept a merit scholarship, Admissions must receive your [first $500] deposit April 1, which is earlier than the standard April 15 deadline.


alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
This is what the admitted students' website says: For students admitted through the regular admissions process, the first seat deposit, in the amount of $500.00, is due by April 15, 2013. A second seat deposit, in the amount of $1,000.00, is due by May 31, 2013.

My e-mail with scholly info said April 1, though.

On the admitted students' website under scholarships, it says that all merit scholarship recipients have an April 1st deadline.


uconjak wrote:It is my understanding you have to put a deposit, i beleive it is $500. Most offers i have until april 15th.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Yeah people might wanna go back a few pages before asking the same questions over and over again.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:13 pm

Has anyone tried negotiating with GW? What have they said?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:21 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating with GW? What have they said?


I don't think they're open to negotiating until after April 1, because that's the deadline for people to accept their merit scholarships.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Greyhound42 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating with GW? What have they said?


I wasn't initially awarded a scholarship and sent an email asking whether they would be open to negotiation/expressing interest a week or two ago and received a response today. It said that they noted the interest in my file and would continue to take it into consideration, and that they had finished the initial round of scholarships but plan on divvying out a another round after April 1st, "but may be able to get back in touch earlier." So, a little vague but I'm happy they didn't stonewall me, it's nice to be in communication at least.

I'm not sure what to do about the seat deposit predicament though.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:38 pm

Greyhound42 wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Has anyone tried negotiating with GW? What have they said?


I wasn't initially awarded a scholarship and sent an email asking whether they would be open to negotiation/expressing interest a week or two ago and received a response today. It said that they noted the interest in my file and would continue to take it into consideration, and that they had finished the initial round of scholarships but plan on divvying out a another round after April 1st, "but may be able to get back in touch earlier." So, a little vague but I'm happy they didn't stonewall me, it's nice to be in communication at least.

I'm not sure what to do about the seat deposit predicament though.


Thats what happened to me. It makes it easier because I didn't originally get a scholarship, and hopefully we'll hear back before we need to deposit.




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