American University Class of 2016

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UAX09
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby UAX09 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:18 pm

Here's a tip:

American loves applicants who show interest in the school. If you show zero interest in the school and your stats are at the median range, AU will reject you outright or hold your application for a very long time. Conversely, if your scores are below median, you have a decent chance of getting in if you show strong interest in the school.

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dirtrida2
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:33 pm

UAX09 wrote:Here's a tip:

American loves applicants who show interest in the school. If you show zero interest in the school and your stats are at the median range, AU will reject you outright or hold your application for a very long time. Conversely, if your scores are below median, you have a decent chance of getting in if you show strong interest in the school.



With an entering class of 500 (part-time and full-time) I find it hard to believe that they hand select all those with a "vested" interest.

http://www.wcl.american.edu/admiss/profile.cfm

*edit*

Not trying to dismiss the school, especially in a "Class Of Thread", but I do believe their is a bigger under working behind their admissions process than focusing that much time on their applicants.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby UAX09 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 am

Well showing some interest could help out some borderline candidates. Of course, not all applicants are borderline candidates. Those with sincere interest to attend AU might find it helpful to write a LOCI or go visit the school.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Just went complete again for the 3rd time... does this mean decision is coming SOON ?! O.o

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CJ007
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby CJ007 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:38 pm

2nd update today. I'm thinking another round of decisions tomorrow - good luck to all!

Sent 11/16/12
Received 11/19/12
Complete 11/30/12
1st Update 12/14/13
2nd Update 2/7/13

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:02 pm

CJ007 wrote:2nd update today. I'm thinking another round of decisions tomorrow - good luck to all!

Sent 11/16/12
Received 11/19/12
Complete 11/30/12
1st Update 12/14/13
2nd Update 2/7/13


FWIW, my decision was sent on a Friday

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simplycatalina
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:18 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
CJ007 wrote:2nd update today. I'm thinking another round of decisions tomorrow - good luck to all!

Sent 11/16/12
Received 11/19/12
Complete 11/30/12
1st Update 12/14/13
2nd Update 2/7/13


FWIW, my decision was sent on a Friday


And mine was sent on a Monday. It doesn't seem like there's any regular pattern with American, though mine was sent soon after my second update.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:16 pm

Complete 9/20. Update 12/7. Above both medians.

Stuuuuuuuuck.

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gitguy
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gitguy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:18 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:Complete 9/20. Update 12/7. Above both medians.

Stuuuuuuuuck.


+1

nba101790
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby nba101790 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:25 pm

Accepted via email/status check just now.

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mohanster
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby mohanster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:39 pm

Accepted just now via email!

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sadcat16
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby sadcat16 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

161/3.2 non-URM
Applied 01/18
Complete: 01/20

Just got in via e-mail! :) Woohoo

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lhanvt13
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:56 pm

just got accepted via email ! woop woop congrats to everybody accepted this batch !

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby kmh504 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Got accepted today!! So excited for the international dual degree program - Paris!!

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dirtrida2
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:20 pm

Accepted.

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gitguy
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gitguy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:45 pm

Speak of the devil. Accepted via email. 165/3.27 non-urm. No scholly mention, email says those go out in March.

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CJ007
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby CJ007 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 pm

Accepted this morning via email and status checker!! I LOVE DC

Sent 11/16/12
Received 11/19/12
Complete 11/30/12
1st Update 12/14/13
2nd Update 2/7/13
Accepted 2/8/13

Best of luck to those waiting!

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simplycatalina
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:22 pm

I just got an acceptance letter and there's nothing about financial aid. Does this mean I didn't get anything?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby zbenson » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:17 pm

Sent 1/19/13
Received 1/22/13
Complete 2/4/13
1st Update 2/8/13

Should be an interesting couple of weeks. I feel as if AU has started dishing a range of decisions and will continue to do so.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ariadne328 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:12 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:I just got an acceptance letter and there's nothing about financial aid. Does this mean I didn't get anything?

Not necessarily. I got my offer over a month after my acceptance.

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simplycatalina
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:25 pm

ariadne328 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:I just got an acceptance letter and there's nothing about financial aid. Does this mean I didn't get anything?

Not necessarily. I got my offer over a month after my acceptance.


ok thanks, good to know!

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby UAX09 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:18 am

AMilfordMan wrote:Complete 9/20. Update 12/7. Above both medians.

Stuuuuuuuuck.


If you want to attend AU, send the Admissions Office an email expressing interest in the school. AU probably thinks that you won't attend if admitted. Prove them wrong and show interest if that is what you really want.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby julie2012 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:06 am

I'm confused:

I applied for the JD at AU and, in my PS, wrote that I wanted to do a dual JD/MA. I filled in the MA application about halfway through but then decided not to apply after all so didn't send it off. I haven't heard back yet re my JD application but just got accepted to the MA program. I thought the two application processes were entirely separate? Has anyone else been accepted to sth they didn't actually apply for??

I'm wondering if I should e-mail them about this (though I can't figure out a polite way of asking what on earth is going on there) or just ignore it since I got other offers and won't be going to AU anyway. Any tips / opinions?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby mittz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:07 am

julie2012 wrote:I'm confused:

I applied for the JD at AU and, in my PS, wrote that I wanted to do a dual JD/MA. I filled in the MA application about halfway through but then decided not to apply after all so didn't send it off. I haven't heard back yet re my JD application but just got accepted to the MA program. I thought the two application processes were entirely separate? Has anyone else been accepted to sth they didn't actually apply for??

I'm wondering if I should e-mail them about this (though I can't figure out a polite way of asking what on earth is going on there) or just ignore it since I got other offers and won't be going to AU anyway. Any tips / opinions?



If you indicate on the JD application that you want to do a dual degree they automatically consider you for both. Most schools do separate applications for each degree but American allows you to apply for them with just one app.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby nba101790 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:10 am

julie2012 wrote:I'm confused:

I applied for the JD at AU and, in my PS, wrote that I wanted to do a dual JD/MA. I filled in the MA application about halfway through but then decided not to apply after all so didn't send it off. I haven't heard back yet re my JD application but just got accepted to the MA program. I thought the two application processes were entirely separate? Has anyone else been accepted to sth they didn't actually apply for??

I'm wondering if I should e-mail them about this (though I can't figure out a polite way of asking what on earth is going on there) or just ignore it since I got other offers and won't be going to AU anyway. Any tips / opinions?


I'm assuming you have a GRE score in addition to your LSAT on file with American though?




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