Georgetown Waitlist 2013

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Wed May 01, 2013 9:56 am

j-select wrote:
totoro wrote:Bumping this for any news, since it's almost May 1. It sounds like there were just a flurry of mass emails to all WLed applicants- has anyone been admitted?


may 1


It's been awfully silent.. hoping for some good news! :D

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby totoro » Wed May 01, 2013 10:14 am

Me too :D I'm looking through past waitlist threads right now. In previous years, it seems like some people were admitted in the April 30-May 2 range off of SPWL. (Though, some SPWL applicants were also admitted in March-April, and that hasn't seemed to happen as much this year, which is kinda curious). Also, just another observation about this cycle, but it seems like most of the love has been for people way above both medians and URM's so far.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu May 02, 2013 11:28 am

May 2 :!:

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby zz888 » Thu May 02, 2013 4:14 pm

hello, georgetown, are you there? It's me, ambitious waitlisted applicant.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby stone_fox » Thu May 02, 2013 6:43 pm

has there been any waitlist movement recently? bueller?....bueller??

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Fri May 03, 2013 9:12 am

I really wouldn't expect anything until next Friday the 10th. If people are mailing stuff on 5/1 admissions wants enough time to make sure all the deposits get to Georgetown, and then they need to start counting them. I equate law school decisions to boiling water. The water does not boil if you are staring at it and waiting for it; it boils when you are not looking/paying attention.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby striveseekfind » Fri May 03, 2013 9:38 am

jdmonkey wrote:I really wouldn't expect anything until next Friday the 10th. If people are mailing stuff on 5/1 admissions wants enough time to make sure all the deposits get to Georgetown, and then they need to start counting them. I equate law school decisions to boiling water. The water does not boil if you are staring at it and waiting for it; it boils when you are not looking/paying attention.


Sound advice! Now, to completely ignore it:

Judging by last year's forum, there was a small amount of movement around this time and a bit more later in the month. Haven't seen as many positive WL outcomes in this forum yet, but it's hard to know what to make of that.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dmini7 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:47 pm

Anyone else just get the Georgetown email saying" preference to come to those who will come if admitted" then going on to say you can apply for need based aid, but merit scholarship is very limited and they do not expect to be able to give any funding. Then says let us know immediately if you are ready to come to Gtown?

I am optimistic about the wording, but I just don't know if I could bite the bullet and pay sticker at Georgetown.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby blueruditio » Fri May 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Dmini7 wrote:Anyone else just get the Georgetown email saying" preference to come to those who will come if admitted" then going on to say you can apply for need based aid, but merit scholarship is very limited and they do not expect to be able to give any funding. Then says let us know immediately if you are ready to come to Gtown?

I am optimistic about the wording, but I just don't know if I could bite the bullet and pay sticker at Georgetown.


I did, too. It sounds like reason for optimism, but sticker is certainly not ideal.

Here is the language from my email:

As you know, this Wednesday was our first deposit deadline, so it is now crunch time for our Admissions Committee to work with our waiting list. Although we’re still sorting through responses, it looks like there will be openings in the class.

The Committee will be meeting this afternoon and through the weekend, and it is likely that they will be extending some offers. They are very interested in your candidacy, but would like to emphasize that their first preference is to offer a space to those who will come if admitted.


Just to give you a little information, if you are admitted you will, of course, be able to apply for and be evaluated for need-based aid. But, at this time, our merit-based funding is very limited and we don’t expect to be able to award merit scholarship funding.

Even if you have already been in touch with us, please respond to Alison Spada, our Director of JD Admissions, at lawwaitlist@law.georgetown.edu immediately to let us know if you are ready to come to Georgetown. We promise to get back to you on Monday, at the latest, with an update and a possible decision. Please note that if we are able to offer you a space, you will have a week to make a deposit.

I very much appreciate your patience in all of this and hope to be sending you good news sometime soon.

Edit: Preferred, not special preferred
Last edited by blueruditio on Fri May 03, 2013 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby striveseekfind » Fri May 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Dmini7 wrote:Anyone else just get the Georgetown email saying" preference to come to those who will come if admitted" then going on to say you can apply for need based aid, but merit scholarship is very limited and they do not expect to be able to give any funding. Then says let us know immediately if you are ready to come to Gtown?

I am optimistic about the wording, but I just don't know if I could bite the bullet and pay sticker at Georgetown.


Yeah, just got that myself. Any idea whether that message was sent to all PWLers? The wording—as you said—seems unusually positive, but I can't tell if that's just a selective reading on my part or a legit good sign.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby WDH » Fri May 03, 2013 1:54 pm

I got it and I am on the preferred waitlist. Not the SPECIAL preferred waitlist though.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Fri May 03, 2013 2:00 pm

Not sent to all PWLers. I'm preferred and did not get the email.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:01 pm

jdmonkey wrote:Not sent to all PWLers. I'm preferred and did not get the email.

+1.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby lawsch16 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:02 pm

Checking in from boring general wait list. I want an email so so badly.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Fri May 03, 2013 2:03 pm

Although I have received 20 emails for Viagra and online gambling, I'd gladly switch emails :D

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:06 pm

jdmonkey wrote:Although I have received 20 emails for Viagra and online gambling, I'd gladly switch emails :D

Given the debtload of GULC at sticker, online gambling may be the safer option.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby lawsch16 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:24 pm

I'm on the general waitlist but haven't gotten an email since the one we all got a couple weeks ago. Would it be obnoxious to email admissions spontaneously and tell them I'll 100% definitely enroll with only need-based aid?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dream Weave » Fri May 03, 2013 2:29 pm

lawsch16 wrote:I'm on the general waitlist but haven't gotten an email since the one we all got a couple weeks ago. Would it be obnoxious to email admissions spontaneously and tell them I'll 100% definitely enroll with only need-based aid?


Yes

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby atomist » Fri May 03, 2013 2:37 pm

jdmonkey wrote:Not sent to all PWLers. I'm preferred and did not get the email.


Me as well. Looks like they're being choosy. Although in my case, it may be because I haven't sent it a solid LOCI yet. I was going to wait off till Monday to send it, but since admissions is apparently meeting this weekend, it may be best to reaffirm my interest to admissions right away.

WDH wrote:I got it and I am on the preferred waitlist. Not the SPECIAL preferred waitlist though.


WDH, did you send in a LOCI or otherwise express firm interest in GULC after being wait listed?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby WDH » Fri May 03, 2013 2:42 pm

atomist wrote:
WDH wrote:I got it and I am on the preferred waitlist. Not the SPECIAL preferred waitlist though.


WDH, did you send in a LOCI or otherwise express firm interest in GULC after being wait listed?


Yes, I sent in a LOCI about 2 weeks after being waitlisted, and then visited about a few weeks after that.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby striveseekfind » Fri May 03, 2013 2:50 pm

Does anyone know if the status checker "USA" rule applies at this stage? My address was just reformatted and the country of citizenship posted (which it hadn't been before). I read that this was generally a good sign pre-waitlist, but I don't know if it's something they might be doing for many WL applicants as they review their apps or what.

Trying, and failing, to keep a level head about this.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby WDH » Fri May 03, 2013 2:54 pm

striveseekfind wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker "USA" rule applies at this stage? My address was just reformatted and the country of citizenship posted (which it hadn't been before). I read that this was generally a good sign pre-waitlist, but I don't know if it's something they might be doing for many WL applicants as they review their apps or what.

Trying, and failing, to keep a level head about this.


Same. Just updated today.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby eomea5 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:55 pm

WDH wrote:
striveseekfind wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker "USA" rule applies at this stage? My address was just reformatted and the country of citizenship posted (which it hadn't been before). I read that this was generally a good sign pre-waitlist, but I don't know if it's something they might be doing for many WL applicants as they review their apps or what.

Trying, and failing, to keep a level head about this.


Same. Just updated today.


i am on the regular waitlist (did not get email mentioned above) and my country of residence is still blank :(

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dmini7 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:58 pm

WDH wrote:
striveseekfind wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker "USA" rule applies at this stage? My address was just reformatted and the country of citizenship posted (which it hadn't been before). I read that this was generally a good sign pre-waitlist, but I don't know if it's something they might be doing for many WL applicants as they review their apps or what.

Trying, and failing, to keep a level head about this.


Same. Just updated today.


+1 but I couldn't tell ya when it updated because I haven't bothered checking the status checker since being waitlisted. How bad does it look if I say I will attend, and then decide not to if my need based isn't enough for me to afford it?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby blueruditio » Fri May 03, 2013 3:15 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
WDH wrote:
striveseekfind wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker "USA" rule applies at this stage? My address was just reformatted and the country of citizenship posted (which it hadn't been before). I read that this was generally a good sign pre-waitlist, but I don't know if it's something they might be doing for many WL applicants as they review their apps or what.

Trying, and failing, to keep a level head about this.


Same. Just updated today.


+1 but I couldn't tell ya when it updated because I haven't bothered checking the status checker since being waitlisted. How bad does it look if I say I will attend, and then decide not to if my need based isn't enough for me to afford it?


Mine updated today (or in the past week).




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