American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:39 pm

I actually had a dream last night about WCL's new law school building. I lived on the same campus that the law school is being built on as a part of their Washington Semester program. I'd like to just go ahead and get a decision at this point.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby johnclark21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:20 am

Anyone got any word on scholarship yet? Any idea when it might be coming?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:13 am

johnclark21 wrote:Anyone got any word on scholarship yet? Any idea when it might be coming?


+1, was accepted last week and wondering when something may come through?

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Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:34 am

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mec246 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:41 am

NoDayButToday wrote:
kellohitty wrote:I'd like to just go ahead and get a decision at this point.

Yes. They definitely aren't responding in the order in which they were received, grouping acceptances and dings, or using any other reasonable method.

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Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:04 pm

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:56 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:American also keeps sending out emails that normally would only go out to accepted students, in my experience so far.

Like, today, about financial aid. Or past emails about events on campus.

(Designation at the bottom: "This email is not an expressed or implied offer of admission.")


The financial aid one specifically notes that you should file your FAFSA regardless of whether you have received a decision, because otherwise you might not know your need-based grant award before the deposit deadline (assuming you eventually get a favorable decision). I think they just want to make sure you understand that if you don't file ahead of time you may have to slap down a deposit before you know if you can afford to go.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:02 pm

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby D2142 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:56 pm

Just had my status date change on 2/5 after application received on 1/14. Hopefully this means good news in on the way. Saw someone mention a why WCL letter, went back to the application form to see why I didn't do it and couldn't find an area for that. Should I just write up a why WCL document and shoot it to their admission department?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Tennislover8 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:41 pm

In via e-mail PT program. Interesting Option.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:42 pm

Yazzzay wrote:
johnclark21 wrote:Anyone got any word on scholarship yet? Any idea when it might be coming?


+1, was accepted last week and wondering when something may come through?

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Postby slayer47 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:46 pm

I was accepted in mid-January and I had a campus visit shortly after that, admissions officer said that merit scholarships should be going out either this week or next week. Yay! Schollys!!

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Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:22 pm

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kraus1986 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:09 pm

In as of 2/7....2.9 GPA, 157 LSAT, but also 3 years internship at a large law firm.

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Postby gmjm14 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:24 pm

Checking in:

Submitted: 1/16
App recv'd: 1/16
1st Complete: 2/5

PT only, AA URM, reverse splitter, strong letter of rec (academic and prof), above-average & unique softs.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby bigvol » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:23 pm

Received scholarship info this morning... $10,000 a year. Also, I checked LSN and it looks like everyone with similar numbers got the same amount.

Similarly ranked schools have given me as much as three times more $ than American; ALL of them have lower tuition.

Do y'all see something wrong with this? Does American usually lowball the first offer, with an expectation that they'll negotiate? If not, I don't understand how they stay relevant because there's not much incentive for people who will improve their USNWR ranking to attend.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:27 pm

bigvol wrote:Received scholarship info this morning... $10,000 a year. Also, I checked LSN and it looks like everyone with similar numbers got the same amount.

Similarly ranked schools have given me as much as three times more $ than American; ALL of them have lower tuition.

Do y'all see something wrong with this? Does American usually lowball the first offer, with an expectation that they'll negotiate? If not, I don't understand how they stay relevant because there's not much incentive for people who will improve their USNWR ranking to attend.


There's something horribly wrong with this. I applied because I've completed their semester in DC program and really liked the area. However, after research through LST and their stingy scholarships, it's really difficult to justify attending WCL.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby bpc2110 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:29 pm

Still waiting, complete 1/10

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:53 pm

ChicagoDawg wrote:Complete since 11/11... 166/3.7... No update.

What's the deal American??



In via email. Seems like it took FOREVER.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:59 pm

ChicagoDawg wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Complete since 11/11... 166/3.7... No update.

What's the deal American??



In via email. Seems like it took FOREVER.


I've been complete since a few days after you. Getting antsy. Also when I called last week regarding a status update, I was dismissed and said that it was normal to be at application complete since November and I was hurried off the phone. :(

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:07 pm

kellohitty wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Complete since 11/11... 166/3.7... No update.

What's the deal American??



In via email. Seems like it took FOREVER.


I've been complete since a few days after you. Getting antsy. Also when I called last week regarding a status update, I was dismissed and said that it was normal to be at application complete since November and I was hurried off the phone. :(


They're strategy to handling admissions has lost them a lot of points from me... Not that they care at all what I think haha

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby chriskel » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Yazzzay wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:
johnclark21 wrote:Anyone got any word on scholarship yet? Any idea when it might be coming?


+1, was accepted last week and wondering when something may come through?


Hi all! I was accepted Nov/Dec and just received a scholarship offer in my email this morning. Snail mail to follow. Hopefully you start hearing back soon, too :)

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:16 pm

Has anyone heard back about PIPS Scholarships?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:17 pm

ChicagoDawg wrote:
kellohitty wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Complete since 11/11... 166/3.7... No update.

What's the deal American??



In via email. Seems like it took FOREVER.


I've been complete since a few days after you. Getting antsy. Also when I called last week regarding a status update, I was dismissed and said that it was normal to be at application complete since November and I was hurried off the phone. :(


They're strategy to handling admissions has lost them a lot of points from me... Not that they care at all what I think haha


I agree. WCL has been the only law school that I've had a sour experience with so far. I've been under review for about the same amount of time at some other schools, but when I've called them, I wasn't dismissed and actually got some substantial information. It's a shame because the people who work for their Washington Semester program are great and I wasn't expecting this experience from AU.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby D2142 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:28 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
D2142 wrote:Just had my status date change on 2/5 after application received on 1/14. Hopefully this means good news in on the way. Saw someone mention a why WCL letter, went back to the application form to see why I didn't do it and couldn't find an area for that. Should I just write up a why WCL document and shoot it to their admission department?



These letters are often just things people have whipped up and then emailed, as you're saying. If you have a good, specific, and concise reason for wanting to attend, I don't think it can hurt.

That said, I don't know how much interest helps at American, either...coming from someone who expressed a fair amount of interest and still hasn't heard.



Yeah, im not planning on hearing anything back anytime soon. They seem to take their time.




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