George Mason 2016

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lhanvt13
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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Abbey wrote:Letter just came in the mail - 10,000/yr scholarship. must stay in top 1/3 of class to renew each year. good luck to everyone else waiting! Mason continues to be a contender for me

Grats! How long does it take for them to mail the offer?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby Abbey » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:41 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
Abbey wrote:Letter just came in the mail - 10,000/yr scholarship. must stay in top 1/3 of class to renew each year. good luck to everyone else waiting! Mason continues to be a contender for me

Grats! How long does it take for them to mail the offer?


Was accepted early January, got the email saying I was receiving a merit scholarship this past Wednesday - mail came fast!

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby Ramius » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Abbey wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
Abbey wrote:Letter just came in the mail - 10,000/yr scholarship. must stay in top 1/3 of class to renew each year. good luck to everyone else waiting! Mason continues to be a contender for me

Grats! How long does it take for them to mail the offer?


Was accepted early January, got the email saying I was receiving a merit scholarship this past Wednesday - mail came fast!


In the same boat, but that Top 1/3 stip is ridiculous. Anyone considering it, please negotiate to get it dropped as best you can. Despite their claims of your academic achievement, this is a scam trying to lure applicants in while potentially not having to pay them beyond the first year. Especially if you're OOS, it's definitely not worth the gamble.

They even tell you that they expect 40% to keep their scholarships, albeit at top 25% of the class. Maybe they won't negotiate with applicants, but in that case, doesn't that make you the least bit nervous?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby tony2167 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:43 pm

Ouch. A top 1/3 stip is pretty harsh, and not something I expected from GMU. Stips like that are usually reserved for TTT and TTTT bottom feeders.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby badnewsbears » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Anybody going to the April ASD? Anybody want to grab drinks after?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby Abbey » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:24 pm

matthewsean85 wrote:
Abbey wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
Abbey wrote:Letter just came in the mail - 10,000/yr scholarship. must stay in top 1/3 of class to renew each year. good luck to everyone else waiting! Mason continues to be a contender for me

Grats! How long does it take for them to mail the offer?


Was accepted early January, got the email saying I was receiving a merit scholarship this past Wednesday - mail came fast!


In the same boat, but that Top 1/3 stip is ridiculous. Anyone considering it, please negotiate to get it dropped as best you can. Despite their claims of your academic achievement, this is a scam trying to lure applicants in while potentially not having to pay them beyond the first year. Especially if you're OOS, it's definitely not worth the gamble.

They even tell you that they expect 40% to keep their scholarships, albeit at top 25% of the class. Maybe they won't negotiate with applicants, but in that case, doesn't that make you the least bit nervous?


It definitely does make me nervous, if Mason ends up being where I want to go I may try to use other offers to negotiate although I haven't heard much about negotiating stips, just monetary amounts.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby deuceindc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:50 pm

Anyone going to ASD this Saturday?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:28 pm

They said a lot of scholarships are not coming out until they know of people having put down their deposits??? Can this be true?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby deuceindc » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:30 am

hoogs23 wrote:They said a lot of scholarships are not coming out until they know of people having put down their deposits??? Can this be true?


I called earlier this week and was told "mid-March". While it could, indeed, be true that they won't annouce them until after deposits, that's an expensive way to attend law school and a terrible way to attract top students.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:21 am

I'm still waiting for my scholarship and it's killing me. Really hindering the decision process.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lyra4 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:53 am

Just got the phone call that I am in!!!!! :D :D :D Wow.

I'll be going to the Admitted Students Day coming up in April, and I guess we'll be apartment hunting very soon. Where are good places to live nearby? We'll have my husband's BAH (housing allowance for non military folks) to cover rent, so we're hoping to find a decent 2-3 bedroom close to the metro or the law school.

Curious if anyone else is a non trad- I've been working for 10 years as a software engineer (Microsoft, Google, startups) and am going for the Tech & Law program. Anyone else interested in this stuff?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:03 am

lyra4 wrote:Just got the phone call that I am in!!!!! :D :D :D Wow.

I'll be going to the Admitted Students Day coming up in April, and I guess we'll be apartment hunting very soon. Where are good places to live nearby? We'll have my husband's BAH (housing allowance for non military folks) to cover rent, so we're hoping to find a decent 2-3 bedroom close to the metro or the law school.

Curious if anyone else is a non trad- I've been working for 10 years as a software engineer (Microsoft, Google, startups) and am going for the Tech & Law program. Anyone else interested in this stuff?


Congrats! I am very into tech but never done any formal schooling on it. The Mason program intrigues me. Good places to live? Anywhere in the area that is cheap enough for you. Depends how close to the school you wanna be and if you wanna metro/drive in. If you want to metro then you can find cheaper places further west on the orange line (Falls Church, Dunn Loring/Merrifield, Vienna). What's your price range? My condo in Merrifield might actually be up for rent in August/September. PM me if interested (3 bed/2 bath).

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lookingin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:05 am

hoogs23 wrote:They said a lot of scholarships are not coming out until they know of people having put down their deposits??? Can this be true?



Haha if that's true I'm just going to go ahead and withdrawal... definitely not the way for them to attract students...

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:07 am

lookingin wrote:
hoogs23 wrote:They said a lot of scholarships are not coming out until they know of people having put down their deposits??? Can this be true?



Haha if that's true I'm just going to go ahead and withdrawal... definitely not the way for them to attract students...


There's no way it's true. But if it is, yeah, then I'll be going somewhere else. Guess we'll just wait and see.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby delizabeth10 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:29 am

Just accepted via voicemail! Applied 1/29.
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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby bergdd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:24 am

Is anyone worried about the starting salary dropping dramatically among the graduates of GMU? I am still wanting to go here just find it a little disheartening...

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:32 pm

Woo scholly email ! In transit :)

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby deuceindc » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:37 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:Woo scholly email ! In transit :)


Congrats! Finally some movement from Mason.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:40 pm

deuceindc wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Woo scholly email ! In transit :)


Congrats! Finally some movement from Mason.

Yup yup abut time !

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:44 pm

deuceindc wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Woo scholly email ! In transit :)


Congrats! Finally some movement from Mason.


When did you get accepted?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:47 pm

ironbmike wrote:
deuceindc wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Woo scholly email ! In transit :)


Congrats! Finally some movement from Mason.


When did you get accepted?

2/20

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:49 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
ironbmike wrote:
deuceindc wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:Woo scholly email ! In transit :)


Congrats! Finally some movement from Mason.


When did you get accepted?

2/20


Wow alright. Thanks. Wondering why I haven't gotten mine yet :x

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:45 pm

ironbmike wrote:
Wow alright. Thanks. Wondering why I haven't gotten mine yet :x

When did you get ur acceptance?

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:38 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
ironbmike wrote:
Wow alright. Thanks. Wondering why I haven't gotten mine yet :x

When did you get ur acceptance?


Feb. 11th

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby IvyLeagueRedneck » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:47 pm

still waiting..."Decison made" has been on the status checker for a day and a half now. Assuming WL letter is on the way.




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