Georgetown Waitlist 2013

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby j-select » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:14 pm

gravitygravity wrote:
Belgorn wrote:
j-select wrote:i also received an email, but with slightly less encouraging language than the "it would be helpful to know how intersted you are because we don't want to look like a jackass if we admit you."

on preferred, received an email saying, "As of today our deposits are quite strong, and we are not planning to make many offers prior to our May 1st deposit deadline. However, these things have a way of changing so it is always possible we will have room in the next few weeks."

anyone else on preferred received this? is the more encouraging email going out to those on the spwl?


I got the same as yours. I'm on preferred not special preferred.


When did you guys get this email?


i received mine this morning.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby DaRascal » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:19 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
DaRascal wrote:I'm on the regular waitlist. When it comes to getting off any waitlist, how much does a LOCI even matter if you're below the medians? I feel like it really comes down to numbers and school needs.


If you aren't a URM or offer something they really need, then i can't say it really helps. With that said, it definitely does not hurt, and you should write a compelling one if you wish to attend(with the mindset it will be at sticker). Are you close to median for LSAT or GPA? if that is the case even as below median you may be valuable if they predict their medians dropping.


Hmmm... I no sink so. What be the medians for Hoyaland?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby CTT » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:47 pm

DaRascal wrote:
Hmmm... I no sink so. What be the medians for Hoyaland?


169 / 3.72

With the national decline in LSAT taking and applications, it would seem reasonable to expect that to decline to 168/3.67, I think.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=gulc

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby acs507 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:52 pm

Checking in, also got the waitlist email-on the regular list.

Will write an LOCI today and send it off. I think that we'll know where we really stand after May 1st. But as a regular waitlist candidate, I'm not holding out much hope.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby hopelessoptimist » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:38 pm

I'm on the regular WL as well but got the email with the preferred wording (i.e. hold tight until after May 1st). I'm above their 75th% GPA but slightly below their 25th% LSAT, and already sent a post-WL LOCI back in February. Worth another LOCI at this point considering I've already gotten pretty decent merit scholarship money from GW? FWIW I plan to go into Int'l Law, so I think $$ at GW for Int'l makes it very much a peer to GULC. Thoughts?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:25 pm

Out of curiosity... Isn't it better to hear back after the may 1st deadline? I mean if I already deposited at another school, hearing back before may 1st means I have to decide within a week if I can see myself at Georgetown. I would at least like the option to discuss finances before making such a decision. Or are the offers after may 1st like 1-2 day deadline windows?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby acs507 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Dmini7 wrote:Out of curiosity... Isn't it better to hear back after the may 1st deadline? I mean if I already deposited at another school, hearing back before may 1st means I have to decide within a week if I can see myself at Georgetown. I would at least like the option to discuss finances before making such a decision. Or are the offers after may 1st like 1-2 day deadline windows?


+1, also interested on info concerning deadline windows.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:33 am

CTT wrote:
DaRascal wrote:
Hmmm... I no sink so. What be the medians for Hoyaland?


169 / 3.72

With the national decline in LSAT taking and applications, it would seem reasonable to expect that to decline to 168/3.67, I think.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=gulc


I really hope you are right :)

I think Dean Treanor mentioned that he expects the LSAT median to drop by a point or two!

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby punkapelsinen » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:02 pm

Did anyone else on the waitlist get an email about financial aid just now? I am not even admitted yet and their asking how much money I need to "make Georgetown a possibility"... It would be naive to think that the answer I give will not affect the admissions decision, right?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby zz888 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:25 pm

punkapelsinen wrote:Did anyone else on the waitlist get an email about financial aid just now? I am not even admitted yet and their asking how much money I need to "make Georgetown a possibility"... It would be naive to think that the answer I give will not affect the admissions decision, right?


are you wait listed or just havent received a decision yet? I didn't receive the email.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby punkapelsinen » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:09 pm

zz888 wrote:
punkapelsinen wrote:Did anyone else on the waitlist get an email about financial aid just now? I am not even admitted yet and their asking how much money I need to "make Georgetown a possibility"... It would be naive to think that the answer I give will not affect the admissions decision, right?


are you wait listed or just havent received a decision yet? I didn't receive the email.



Im on the special preferred wait list. Don't really know what to tell them to be honest. I don't want to low ball and miss out on potential aid but I don't want to scare them away by saying I want a lot of money. Either way, I guess it's a good sign.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby becomestairs » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:33 pm

just withdrew with some $$ (and hopefully freed up a spot and $$ for one of you!). best of luck -- this multi-tiered waitlist stuff sounds insane.

i don't know if this will help the posters above who were concerned about deadline timeframes, but: i received an increased scholarship offer from GULC last week and was given one business day to either pay the seat deposit or withdraw. i did ask for a three-day extension, though, and they granted it.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:37 pm

becomestairs wrote:just withdrew with some $$ (and hopefully freed up a spot and $$ for one of you!). best of luck.


Thank you!

becomestairs wrote:i don't know if this will help the posters above who were concerned about deadline timeframes, but: i received an increased scholarship offer from GULC last week and was given one business day to either pay the seat deposit or withdraw. i did ask for a three-day extension, though, and they granted it.


Hmm.. so to see some real movement, we will have to wait until like 5/10ish?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:29 am

Anyone on the preferred waitlist see some movement after sending in more information about their interest? Or atleast a confirmation of your response?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:39 am

Dmini7 wrote:Anyone on the preferred waitlist see some movement after sending in more information about their interest? Or atleast a confirmation of your response?


Every time I sent my LOCI, the admissions committee at Georgetown usually got back to me in a day or two.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:48 am

Dmini7 wrote:Anyone on the preferred waitlist see some movement after sending in more information about their interest? Or atleast a confirmation of your response?

Preferred waitlist, sent LOCI immediately after notification, got confirmation two days later, and radio silence until the mass update earlier this week.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby Dmini7 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:09 am

bananasplit19 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:Anyone on the preferred waitlist see some movement after sending in more information about their interest? Or atleast a confirmation of your response?

Preferred waitlist, sent LOCI immediately after notification, got confirmation two days later, and radio silence until the mass update earlier this week.



Sorry, I meant after the mass update that was trying to gauge peoples interest from the Sp. Preferred waitlist. I got a response when I sent in my LOCI, but haven't after a "second" LOCI as a response from their inquiry on our interest level.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:03 am

punkapelsinen wrote:
zz888 wrote:
punkapelsinen wrote:Did anyone else on the waitlist get an email about financial aid just now? I am not even admitted yet and their asking how much money I need to "make Georgetown a possibility"... It would be naive to think that the answer I give will not affect the admissions decision, right?


are you wait listed or just havent received a decision yet? I didn't receive the email.



Im on the special preferred wait list. Don't really know what to tell them to be honest. I don't want to low ball and miss out on potential aid but I don't want to scare them away by saying I want a lot of money. Either way, I guess it's a good sign.


I don't know if you ever bought a car, but usually in negotiations both sides will throw out numbers that are far apart. In fact dealers refer to ppl that pay full sticker on a car as the "suckers." I would ask for 10k/year more than your next highest scholarship offer. If they ask you to send your other offers, you can justify the extra 10k a year because DC is so expensive to live in, Georgetown's tuition costs more than it does at school x, and you were admitted after the Admitted Student Day. The ASD thing is relevant because now you will have to spend more time researching the school, which takes away time that you could have been working.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby WDH » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:45 pm

jdmonkey wrote:If they ask you to send your other offers, you can justify the extra 10k a year because DC is so expensive to live in, Georgetown's tuition costs more than it does at school x, and you were admitted after the Admitted Student Day. The ASD thing is relevant because now you will have to spend more time researching the school, which takes away time that you could have been working.


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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby totoro » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:57 am

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?

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:19 pm

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:56 am

SteelPenguin wrote:I've already written a "Why Georgetown" and a LOCI after getting waitlisted last month, and I'm really struggling to write this next LOCI without being repetitive. Is anyone else having this problem?

EDIT: Got through it okay, but these are definitely getting harder to write.


I may be ill informed, but I think a strong LOCI is sufficient. I would assume that would include why you want to attend GTown. I don't think you need to worry about sending in an essay every time they contact you. Like I have been contacted 3 times. If I wrote 3 essays, I don't know who would have time to read all the crap.

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby punkapelsinen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:16 pm

jdmonkey wrote:
punkapelsinen wrote:
zz888 wrote:
punkapelsinen wrote:Did anyone else on the waitlist get an email about financial aid just now? I am not even admitted yet and their asking how much money I need to "make Georgetown a possibility"... It would be naive to think that the answer I give will not affect the admissions decision, right?


are you wait listed or just havent received a decision yet? I didn't receive the email.



Im on the special preferred wait list. Don't really know what to tell them to be honest. I don't want to low ball and miss out on potential aid but I don't want to scare them away by saying I want a lot of money. Either way, I guess it's a good sign.


I don't know if you ever bought a car, but usually in negotiations both sides will throw out numbers that are far apart. In fact dealers refer to ppl that pay full sticker on a car as the "suckers." I would ask for 10k/year more than your next highest scholarship offer. If they ask you to send your other offers, you can justify the extra 10k a year because DC is so expensive to live in, Georgetown's tuition costs more than it does at school x, and you were admitted after the Admitted Student Day. The ASD thing is relevant because now you will have to spend more time researching the school, which takes away time that you could have been working.


I see what you're saying, and if I had already been admitted I would do something very much like what you're suggesting. What makes me hesitate is the fact that I have not been admitted yet. I don't have the kind of leverage that admitted students have when they negotiate scholarship offers. I guess my worry is that if I ask for a lot of money, they'll just ignore me and admit someone who asked for a lot less...

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby j-select » Wed May 01, 2013 9:49 am

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

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Re: Georgetown Waitlist 2013

Postby jdmonkey » Wed May 01, 2013 9:51 am

I don't know if you ever bought a car, but usually in negotiations both sides will throw out numbers that are far apart. In fact dealers refer to ppl that pay full sticker on a car as the "suckers." I would ask for 10k/year more than your next highest scholarship offer. If they ask you to send your other offers, you can justify the extra 10k a year because DC is so expensive to live in, Georgetown's tuition costs more than it does at school x, and you were admitted after the Admitted Student Day. The ASD thing is relevant because now you will have to spend more time researching the school, which takes away time that you could have been working.[/quote]

I see what you're saying, and if I had already been admitted I would do something very much like what you're suggesting. What makes me hesitate is the fact that I have not been admitted yet. I don't have the kind of leverage that admitted students have when they negotiate scholarship offers. I guess my worry is that if I ask for a lot of money, they'll just ignore me and admit someone who asked for a lot less...[/quote]

Good point. Then you really have to soul search and figure out what price Georgetown is worth for you: based on how you think you will like the school, the career opportunities, the strength of the alumni network, how much loans if any you would be willing to take out, and how it compares to your next best option. No easy answer :(




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