George Mason 2016

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ironbmike
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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:47 pm

Looks like my email paid off. They said "because it is so late in the cycle, there are limited funds available." You jokers I applied in Jan and got admitted Feb. Anyways $12k w/ the 1/3 stip.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby gitguy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:53 pm

Received a $10K/yr. offer today via email, also with the top 1/3 stip. Ouch.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby illiniguy1551 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:55 pm

George Mason is going to get murdered in admissions this year with its stupid top third stipulation. Every single one of my other scholarships does not have a stipulation, even second tier schools like DePaul and Chicago Kent have dropped the strings on schollys.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby ironbmike » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:11 pm

illiniguy1551 wrote:George Mason is going to get murdered in admissions this year with its stupid top third stipulation. Every single one of my other scholarships does not have a stipulation, even second tier schools like DePaul and Chicago Kent have dropped the strings on schollys.


Yup. Not sure what they're thinking. GG Mason.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby deuceindc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:17 pm

ironbmike wrote:
illiniguy1551 wrote:George Mason is going to get murdered in admissions this year with its stupid top third stipulation. Every single one of my other scholarships does not have a stipulation, even second tier schools like DePaul and Chicago Kent have dropped the strings on schollys.


Yup. Not sure what they're thinking. GG Mason.


At least Santa Clara and Chicago Kent offer non-trivial amounts of money. At Mason, I'd rather get waived into in-state tuition. Stips are one thing - 8k/yr for top 1/3 is bonkers.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:36 pm

deuceindc wrote:
ironbmike wrote:
illiniguy1551 wrote:George Mason is going to get murdered in admissions this year with its stupid top third stipulation. Every single one of my other scholarships does not have a stipulation, even second tier schools like DePaul and Chicago Kent have dropped the strings on schollys.


Yup. Not sure what they're thinking. GG Mason.


At least Santa Clara and Chicago Kent offer non-trivial amounts of money. At Mason, I'd rather get waived into in-state tuition. Stips are one thing - 8k/yr for top 1/3 is bonkers.

And that Arlington COL...

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby un bon avocat » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:13 pm

Just got invited to the Summer Trial Program at GMU Law. Anyone know if this is a good idea? It seems like it would be a worth a shot to get off the waitlist.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:53 pm

Just withdrew. Hopefully that gives a seat/money to one of you.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby deuceindc » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:49 pm

un bon avocat wrote:Just got invited to the Summer Trial Program at GMU Law. Anyone know if this is a good idea? It seems like it would be a worth a shot to get off the waitlist.


This is their "Survivor: GMU" thing, right? Where they put you and other WL'ed people in a 1-week trial of classes with exams and papers to see who makes it off the waitlist? It sounds fucking miserable, but if you go, I want to know when and where it is so I can film it because the entertainment value would be OFF. THE. CHARTS.

Seriously though, you're basically buying a $100 lottery ticket and the prize is $180k of debt and a Mason Law degree. If that sounds like a lottery you want to win, well, do it.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby un bon avocat » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:03 am

This is their "Survivor: GMU" thing, right? Where they put you and other WL'ed people in a 1-week trial of classes with exams and papers to see who makes it off the waitlist? It sounds fucking miserable, but if you go, I want to know when and where it is so I can film it because the entertainment value would be OFF. THE. CHARTS.

Seriously though, you're basically buying a $100 lottery ticket and the prize is $180k of debt and a Mason Law degree. If that sounds like a lottery you want to win, well, do it.[/quote]


Yes, it is basically a 'hunger games' scenario. It does sound daunting, but I'm thinking there's nothing to lose. Either it would get me in, or at the least leave me with a week of law school experience.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby gator32 » Tue May 14, 2013 8:43 pm

un bon avocat wrote:This is their "Survivor: GMU" thing, right? Where they put you and other WL'ed people in a 1-week trial of classes with exams and papers to see who makes it off the waitlist? It sounds fucking miserable, but if you go, I want to know when and where it is so I can film it because the entertainment value would be OFF. THE. CHARTS.

Seriously though, you're basically buying a $100 lottery ticket and the prize is $180k of debt and a Mason Law degree. If that sounds like a lottery you want to win, well, do it.



Yes, it is basically a 'hunger games' scenario. It does sound daunting, but I'm thinking there's nothing to lose. Either it would get me in, or at the least leave me with a week of law school experience.[/quote]

I just got in off the WL and am waiting to see if they offered me any $, but from reading this thread I am not holding my breath. Looks like I'll be sticking at UR.

As for this trial thing, it sounds like a scam IMO. You are paying for an opportunity to be accepted with no scholarship? Not a good deal, and a way for the school to make money. Don't do it.

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby bluegreen » Wed May 15, 2013 12:27 am

gator32 wrote:
un bon avocat wrote:This is their "Survivor: GMU" thing, right? Where they put you and other WL'ed people in a 1-week trial of classes with exams and papers to see who makes it off the waitlist? It sounds fucking miserable, but if you go, I want to know when and where it is so I can film it because the entertainment value would be OFF. THE. CHARTS.

Seriously though, you're basically buying a $100 lottery ticket and the prize is $180k of debt and a Mason Law degree. If that sounds like a lottery you want to win, well, do it.



Yes, it is basically a 'hunger games' scenario. It does sound daunting, but I'm thinking there's nothing to lose. Either it would get me in, or at the least leave me with a week of law school experience.


I just got in off the WL and am waiting to see if they offered me any $, but from reading this thread I am not holding my breath. Looks like I'll be sticking at UR.

As for this trial thing, it sounds like a scam IMO. You are paying for an opportunity to be accepted with no scholarship? Not a good deal, and a way for the school to make money. Don't do it.[/quote]

Woww...so glad I withdrew last week. I don't think I've ever heard anything so ridic

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby bluegreen » Wed May 15, 2013 12:29 am

un bon avocat wrote:This is their "Survivor: GMU" thing, right? Where they put you and other WL'ed people in a 1-week trial of classes with exams and papers to see who makes it off the waitlist? It sounds fucking miserable, but if you go, I want to know when and where it is so I can film it because the entertainment value would be OFF. THE. CHARTS.

Seriously though, you're basically buying a $100 lottery ticket and the prize is $180k of debt and a Mason Law degree. If that sounds like a lottery you want to win, well, do it.



Yes, it is basically a 'hunger games' scenario. It does sound daunting, but I'm thinking there's nothing to lose. Either it would get me in, or at the least leave me with a week of law school experience.[/quote]

how much would it cost you total to do this? do they cover flight, room, meals, everything? unless you're doing it for free, you have quite a bit to lose...

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed May 15, 2013 12:08 pm

tagging because I want to see how this Hunger Games Battle Royale scenario works out

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:03 pm

cusenation wrote:tagging because I want to see how this Hunger Games Battle Royale scenario works out

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Re: George Mason 2016

Postby gator32 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:39 pm

bluegreen wrote:how much would it cost you total to do this? do they cover flight, room, meals, everything? unless you're doing it for free, you have quite a bit to lose...



No idea, but Nova Southeastern University outside of Ft Lauderdale, FL has been doing this for many years. They set some standard that you must achieve a certain grade in 2 classes (from what I have heard from others) and set it up so the majority of students do not meet that requirement and therefore don't get a seat in the class. It's just a nice way for them to make money, and it has been going on since the 80s or early 90s there I believe.




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