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julie2012
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby julie2012 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:04 am

nba101790 wrote:
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?


I took the GRE but never sent it to American. It might be though that they asked for a self-reported score and I put the numbers down somewhere in the app ...


mittz wrote:
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.


Thanks for the info! I didn't realize this so I was really confused about being admitted into the Master program!

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby delizabeth10 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm

In via email about 20 minutes ago. I may not have been paying close attention to the status checker, but I don't think I had the same 3 updates as some earlier people reported. 1/30 app received, 2/4 complete, 2/11 complete, 2/15 "Admitted"
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:18 pm

I'm not sure what's up with this one for me. Applied 1/13, last update 2/4, but no word yet. 166 and mediocre GPA with addendum, but 3-4 years decent WE and (I think) strong LOR, including one from a recent WCL grad currently working in government.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:20 pm

ultrasajid wrote:I'm not sure what's up with this one for me. Applied 1/13, last update 2/4, but no word yet. 166 and mediocre GPA with addendum, but 3-4 years decent WE and (I think) strong LOR, including one from a recent WCL grad currently working in government.


They've admitted almost no one with 165+. Just there way of gaming the numbers.

And to be fair to their system, I will almost definitely withdraw without serious $$$, and they aren't known for that. Perhaps they know what they're doing.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
ultrasajid wrote:I'm not sure what's up with this one for me. Applied 1/13, last update 2/4, but no word yet. 166 and mediocre GPA with addendum, but 3-4 years decent WE and (I think) strong LOR, including one from a recent WCL grad currently working in government.


They've admitted almost no one with 165+. Just there way of gaming the numbers.

And to be fair to their system, I will almost definitely withdraw without serious $$$, and they aren't known for that. Perhaps they know what they're doing.


Just on that, are they usually sending schollys together with admission packets? I was admitted last month and as of now received no info about $. Fair to say that will not be paying sticker or close to it to attend.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:28 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
ultrasajid wrote:I'm not sure what's up with this one for me. Applied 1/13, last update 2/4, but no word yet. 166 and mediocre GPA with addendum, but 3-4 years decent WE and (I think) strong LOR, including one from a recent WCL grad currently working in government.


They've admitted almost no one with 165+. Just there way of gaming the numbers.

And to be fair to their system, I will almost definitely withdraw without serious $$$, and they aren't known for that. Perhaps they know what they're doing.


Oh, OK. Fair enough, I guess. I probably would not choose American over GMU or UMD, especially at sticker, but it would be nice to have the option.

Congrats to everyone getting the good news today.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby bluegreen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:58 pm

I think this has been discussed previously....but I'm still surprised at lack of scholarship $$. I've gotten anywhere from 54K-90K total at similarly ranked schools, but 7,500K here. Although DC would be great, I just can't justify going...

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:08 pm

bluegreen wrote:I think this has been discussed previously....but I'm still surprised at lack of scholarship $$. I've gotten anywhere from 54K-90K total at similarly ranked schools, but 7,500K here. Although DC would be great, I just can't justify going...


Did you get the scholly money with the admit packet?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby bluegreen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:14 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
bluegreen wrote:I think this has been discussed previously....but I'm still surprised at lack of scholarship $$. I've gotten anywhere from 54K-90K total at similarly ranked schools, but 7,500K here. Although DC would be great, I just can't justify going...


Did you get the scholly money with the admit packet?


no separate email i think, it was a long time ago

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ariadne328 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:36 pm

bluegreen wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
bluegreen wrote:I think this has been discussed previously....but I'm still surprised at lack of scholarship $$. I've gotten anywhere from 54K-90K total at similarly ranked schools, but 7,500K here. Although DC would be great, I just can't justify going...


Did you get the scholly money with the admit packet?


no separate email i think, it was a long time ago

Look back, this has already been answered ITT.

But yes, they have come separately so far.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby zbenson » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:33 pm

E-Mail ding today. You win some and you lose some

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby Thisisnotimetopanic! » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Waitlisted today (exasperated sigh) :roll:

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby cnk » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Waitlisted today via email

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gitguy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:57 pm

Just got the email with the offer of a one-time $20,000 Dean's Merit Scholarship. What is ambiguous is whether they make a separate offer for 2L and 3L.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:00 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


Laughable.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:12 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby 1984 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:15 pm

cnk wrote:Waitlisted today via email

+1

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:23 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...


I have yet to get any email about scholly. I hope the dont expect me to pay sticker. Even with my numbers I won't do it.

Is it because I haven't filled any FAFSA yet perhaps?

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:40 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...


I have yet to get any email about scholly. I hope the dont expect me to pay sticker. Even with my numbers I won't do it.

Is it because I haven't filled any FAFSA yet perhaps?


I haven't filled out FAFSA either...But I'm sorry, $7.5K once is ridiculous. I don't know how they expect people to agree to that unless they're independently wealthy and have crazy amazing ties to the DC market.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:43 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...


I have yet to get any email about scholly. I hope the dont expect me to pay sticker. Even with my numbers I won't do it.

Is it because I haven't filled any FAFSA yet perhaps?


I haven't filled out FAFSA either...But I'm sorry, $7.5K once is ridiculous. I don't know how they expect people to agree to that unless they're independently wealthy and have crazy amazing ties to the DC market.


+1
Love your 'tar. I hope you're really Allison Williams

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ariadne328 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:03 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...


I have yet to get any email about scholly. I hope the dont expect me to pay sticker. Even with my numbers I won't do it.

Is it because I haven't filled any FAFSA yet perhaps?

I haven't filled out FAFSA either...But I'm sorry, $7.5K once is ridiculous. I don't know how they expect people to agree to that unless they're independently wealthy and have crazy amazing ties to the DC market.

I completed my FAFSA mid January and I still haven't received anything from them. Who knows...

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby Mets0213 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:05 am

cbarlow1016 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Got my scholarship email from American.

ONE-TIME merit award of $7,500.

75th LSAT above 75th GPA - why even give out such a measly award.


LOL ME TOO! Why even bother...


I have yet to get any email about scholly. I hope the dont expect me to pay sticker. Even with my numbers I won't do it.

Is it because I haven't filled any FAFSA yet perhaps?


I haven't filled out FAFSA either...But I'm sorry, $7.5K once is ridiculous. I don't know how they expect people to agree to that unless they're independently wealthy and have crazy amazing ties to the DC market.


Yes Agreed! I got much bigger scholarships (not trying to humblebrag just saying) from peer schools and better schools. I can't imagine going there for only a $7.5k one time grant.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:10 am

Anyone attending the Miami event this week? I RSVPed but I'm most likely withdrawing, so I'm not even sure I should attend. Their scholarships are a joke.

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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:21 pm

gatorgirl2012 wrote:Anyone attending the Miami event this week? I RSVPed but I'm most likely withdrawing, so I'm not even sure I should attend. Their scholarships are a joke.




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