American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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PattyCake
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:09 pm

ChicagoDawg wrote:Has anyone heard back about PIPS Scholarships?


Wondering the same thing. Haven't even received a decision yet, let alone any info about the PIPS scholarship. I submitted my application right after yours, haven't heard a thing except a date change on 12/17.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Jesseye » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:57 pm

Ditto on the 10,000 scholarship email this morning. I'm certainly grateful but I too have been offered much bigger deals at similarly ranked schools. Considering negotiating a scholarship but going to see where else I get in first. Good luck to everyone waiting to hear!!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Just got the $10'000/year schol. Way too little to justify the many negatives about the school anyways, so not too disappointed.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:38 am

Just got an email offer of 15k/Year... Half as much as I was offered by GW. Way to keep yourself competitive American...

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Postby gerrydawg » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:42 am

ChicagoDawg wrote:Just got an email offer of 15k/Year... Half as much as I was offered by GW. Way to keep yourself competitive American...


Agreed on that....got the same scholarship, and I got much better offers from both lower ranked schools and significantly better ones. Was expecting a lot more. Weird.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:59 am

gerrydawg wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Just got an email offer of 15k/Year... Half as much as I was offered by GW. Way to keep yourself competitive American...


Agreed on that....got the same scholarship, and I got much better offers from both lower ranked schools and significantly better ones. Was expecting a lot more. Weird.


Do you guys think they are worth negotiating with to use as leverage with other schools? /do they negotiate at all?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby gerrydawg » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:22 pm

Yazzzay wrote:
gerrydawg wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Just got an email offer of 15k/Year... Half as much as I was offered by GW. Way to keep yourself competitive American...


Agreed on that....got the same scholarship, and I got much better offers from both lower ranked schools and significantly better ones. Was expecting a lot more. Weird.


Do you guys think they are worth negotiating with to use as leverage with other schools? /do they negotiate at all?


I found a really useful resource to know whether or not a school negotiates. Just look at their ABA required disclosure for admissions. It says how many students are paying full tuition, over half tuition but less than full, less than half, and so on. Here it is for American: http://www.wcl.american.edu/admiss/docu ... report.pdf

As you can see on the chart, the median grant amount is 10,080, and the 75% percentile grant amount is 15k. So if you got an offer of 15k from the school, it looks like you don't have a big chance of getting much more than that.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mraemorris » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:53 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


Ditto. I've heard from literally everyone but them now, but I would need a substantial scholarship to go there and it doesn't sound like anyone's getting much..

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yazzzay » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:27 am

Tip: American won't negotiate.

I let them know about my scholarships from higher-ranked schools with double to triple the money and they let me know that they can't reconsider due to 'limited funds'. I just wanted money for leverage so I don't feel too stung. Considering everything read online, and their dismal employment prospects it seems like they have a few good programmes but overall the school would probably not be worth it even free. Will be withdrawing shortly, good luck to all, and especially with other options!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby graybee08 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Just accepted! Do they typically include scholarship information in the acceptance e-mail or separately?

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Postby chewy13 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:31 pm

graybee08 wrote:Just accepted! Do they typically include scholarship information in the acceptance e-mail or separately?

+1

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Postby nyenina » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:57 pm

Just got accepted! My first acceptance which is exciting :D . Complete 2/19, UR 2/20, so obviously a VERY quick turnaround.

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Postby lg1309 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:10 pm

Just accepted today!! Also my first acceptance and it feels great. American isn't a top choice but I am keeping it as an option.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:34 pm

PattyCake wrote:
ChicagoDawg wrote:Has anyone heard back about PIPS Scholarships?


Wondering the same thing. Haven't even received a decision yet, let alone any info about the PIPS scholarship. I submitted my application right after yours, haven't heard a thing except a date change on 12/17.



Fin Aid Email said PIPS would be notified by 4/1

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby krispymenudo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:52 pm

I had my second complete 1/7, and I am at week 9.5 complete across the board with all my apps. The stress is limitless

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:21 pm

krispymenudo wrote:I had my second complete 1/7, and I am at week 9.5 complete across the board with all my apps. The stress is limitless


I'm still at application complete from 11/25. :shock:

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby zanardin » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:16 pm

Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:33 pm

zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians


You are a classic case of yield post, which AU WCL is notorious for.

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Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:57 pm

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mec246 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:59 pm

kellohitty wrote:
zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians


You are a classic case of yield post, which AU WCL is notorious for.

Same here, and same with my coworker. I think they just did a big round of YP waitlisting.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby theotherone823 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:04 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians



+1

WLed and withdrawn!


+1

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby dcapu003 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:37 am

mec246 wrote:
kellohitty wrote:
zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians


You are a classic case of yield post, which AU WCL is notorious for.

Same here, and same with my coworker. I think they just did a big round of YP waitlisting.

Me too! Exactly my thoughts.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby bpc2110 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:38 am

+1


zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby AfgToLaw » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:04 am

Waitlisted. Bummer.

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Postby Nova » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:21 am

kellohitty wrote:
zanardin wrote:Just got waitlisted.. And I am above the LSAT 75th percentile and right at the 75th GPA...wtf? was not really considering going there but a little confused, as I have gotten into a few schools where I am right below the medians


You are a classic case of yield post, which AU WCL is notorious for.

Yeah. Almost definitely.




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