American University Class of 2016

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ultrasajid
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:12 pm

Also waitlisted.

abc987
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby abc987 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:02 pm

abc987 wrote:...I'm expecting to get YPed today or tomorrow. Won't it just arrive already?


Waitlisted by email at about 2pm. Haha, and sometimes being right is unpleasant.

If YP is designed to minimize the number of accepts that have changed their mind about enrolling, then the admissions committee made exactly the right decision. Still, I'm a little butthurt over it. Withdrawing - hopefully one of you will enjoy the spot.

Some dates and numbers for reference:
Applied: December 31, 2012
Received: January 1, 2013
Complete: January 23, 2013
Decision, Waitlist: March 29, 2013
LSAT: 166
UGPA: N/A - attended an undergrad institution that did not grant grades
Non-traditional: 9 years post-undergrad work experience
PS focused on public service (mostly stuff that I do in D.C.)
LSN: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ABC987

nedzilla
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby nedzilla » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:18 pm

I just received my financial aid email, and my award package on AUportal just has the FD $20,500 unsubsidized loan in the 'accept my award tab'. Is there a separate place for merit/need-based grants or is this it?

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gatorgirl2012
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:39 pm

nedzilla wrote:I just received my financial aid email, and my award package on AUportal just has the FD $20,500 unsubsidized loan in the 'accept my award tab'. Is there a separate place for merit/need-based grants or is this it?


Sames. I think it would be there if they gave you a merit scholly. Also, you would've received notification via email. They're beyond stingy....

25thPercentileGuy
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby 25thPercentileGuy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 pm

gatorgirl2012 wrote:
nedzilla wrote:I just received my financial aid email, and my award package on AUportal just has the FD $20,500 unsubsidized loan in the 'accept my award tab'. Is there a separate place for merit/need-based grants or is this it?


Sames. I think it would be there if they gave you a merit scholly. Also, you would've received notification via email. They're beyond stingy....


I'm pretty sure it should all show in the 'accept my award tab.' Both my merit/need-based grants were under that tab.

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crossingfingers
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby crossingfingers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:16 am

I was waitlisted yesterday and withdrew today. Good luck to those waiting it out!

nedzilla
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby nedzilla » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:02 pm

25thPercentileGuy wrote:
gatorgirl2012 wrote:
nedzilla wrote:I just received my financial aid email, and my award package on AUportal just has the FD $20,500 unsubsidized loan in the 'accept my award tab'. Is there a separate place for merit/need-based grants or is this it?


Sames. I think it would be there if they gave you a merit scholly. Also, you would've received notification via email. They're beyond stingy....


I'm pretty sure it should all show in the 'accept my award tab.' Both my merit/need-based grants were under that tab.


Yikes. If they think I do not qualify for any need based aid already, it is hard to believe there is any point in negotiating. good luck to others, hope someone else is getting the money!

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stumpy
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby stumpy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:07 pm

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gitguy
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gitguy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 pm

Withdrew with a little sadness. I really liked the program, just not enough cash and questionable prospects. Freed up $20K, hopefully a lucky TLSer gets it.

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espressocream
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby espressocream » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 pm

Withdrew, hopefully someone really excited about the school gets my 10k.

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deuceindc
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby deuceindc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Got my non-renewable scholarship offer today - 20k for the first year. Obviously that'd be less than 1/6 of the total tuition bill but it's still the highest I think I've seen on this board. Considering I was expecting the YP ding, not a bad showing.

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gatorgirl2012
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:13 pm

Also got a scholly today. $5k. It's almost insulting.

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dirtrida2
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:16 pm

gatorgirl2012 wrote:Also got a scholly today. $5k. It's almost insulting.


Get on my level, I received $7,500 earlier in the cycle!

But yes, it is very insulting - why even send them out?

Somehow they still manage to lure in 500 students, they are making a fortune!

squonk
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby squonk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:42 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:
gatorgirl2012 wrote:Also got a scholly today. $5k. It's almost insulting.


Get on my level, I received $7,500 earlier in the cycle!

But yes, it is very insulting - why even send them out?

Somehow they still manage to lure in 500 students, they are making a fortune!


I just got an offer of 10K.

Someone else can have it. I'll be withdrawing. Good luck!

lyra4
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby lyra4 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:52 pm

I withdrew on Thursday via email and got an offer today of $20,000 for one year. Weird. I thought I'd sent the withdrawal to the right email address.

brewcrew7000
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby brewcrew7000 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Same, 5 thousand dollar offer today. I actually am insulted....

PD90
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby PD90 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:08 am

I originally got no aid until I appealed based on the fact that I have a scholly that amounts to 50% tuition at a similar ranked school. And they came back with a one time 5k scholly. What...???

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sadcat16
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby sadcat16 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:52 am

Withdrew. Really liked American, just not enough $$ :( Good luck to everyone waiting!

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gatorgirl2012
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby gatorgirl2012 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:47 am

Withdrew. I politely asked for more money, showed them some really competitive offers from both higher and lower ranked schools and came up with zilch. I'm so over this school. It's unfortunate because I legitimately wanted to attend American even though it was one of the lower ranked schools I applied to.

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tony2167
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby tony2167 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:49 am

Withdrew a few days ago, had the $20k offer as well. I would say that I hope my spot goes to someone here who wants it, but I'm not sure that anyone should be attending this school.

PRgradBYU
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby PRgradBYU » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 am

Sounds like AU is being characteristically stingy this year.

littleprince88
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby littleprince88 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:02 pm

In today via email.

2.81/163

elliejoon
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby elliejoon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:52 am

officially withdrawn. good luck to anyone still waiting on an answer!

fredmerz
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby fredmerz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:35 am

Waitlisted today. 167/3.5. Will withdraw immediately. Good luck to everyone else.

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bsktbll28082
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Re: American University Class of 2016

Postby bsktbll28082 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Where exactly do I find their financial aid information? Can someone help me? Thanks. :mrgreen:




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