American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:11 pm

Took forever for my app go change to "complete". Finally changed on 2/27. How long did most people wait to hear back? Also did your status every change after "complete"?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:45 pm

Smer45 wrote:Took forever for my app go change to "complete". Finally changed on 2/27. How long did most people wait to hear back? Also did your status every change after "complete"?


Applied November, complete since early December with one date change. No movement since then. Spoke with an admissions advisor yesterday who told me the admissions committee was being "weird" and that hopefully there would be some more decisions starting next week.

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Postby haus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:48 pm

PattyCake wrote:
Smer45 wrote:Took forever for my app go change to "complete". Finally changed on 2/27. How long did most people wait to hear back? Also did your status every change after "complete"?


Applied November, complete since early December with one date change. No movement since then. Spoke with an admissions advisor yesterday who told me the admissions committee was being "weird" and that hopefully there would be some more decisions starting next week.

Waiting is no fun, but it will be interesting to see how this cycle looks like when it is all said and done.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:49 pm

PattyCake wrote:
Smer45 wrote:Took forever for my app go change to "complete". Finally changed on 2/27. How long did most people wait to hear back? Also did your status every change after "complete"?


Applied November, complete since early December with one date change. No movement since then. Spoke with an admissions advisor yesterday who told me the admissions committee was being "weird" and that hopefully there would be some more decisions starting next week.


I'm in the same boat!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby auwcl123 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:03 am

This is so weird to hear, particularly because my application had a 48 hour turnaround time in early December. I applied on Monday night and was admitted on Wednesday morning. My LSAT score was 75th percentile but my GPA was less than 3.50.

I know its hard, but try to stop worrying! Once you're in, you just get to worry about how you're not hearing anything about financial aid then :)

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby as975266 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:15 pm

Does anyone know if American offers a travel stipend?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yawkey » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:07 pm

Why does AUWCL get so much hype/attention? They don't give out any scholly money and their employment stats are nothing to write home to mommy or daddy about. Are they giving some of you guys more than just a magnet in the acceptance letter? Does everybody think going to school in DC is going to make them the next proverbial Frank Underwood? I don't get it.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ZipWhenSheMoves » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:14 pm

Yawkey wrote:Why does AUWCL get so much hype/attention? They don't give out any scholly money and their employment stats are nothing to write home to mommy or daddy about. Are they giving some of you guys more than just a magnet in the acceptance letter? Does everybody think going to school in DC is going to make them the next proverbial Frank Underwood? I don't get it.


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Starting or perpetuating arguments here about whether a school is worth attending may be deemed trolling and get you banned."

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby auwcl123 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:17 pm

as975266 wrote:Does anyone know if American offers a travel stipend?


What kind of travel stipend are you talking about exactly?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby as975266 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:13 pm

Some schools I have applied to offer a travel stipend such as $250 or more for travel expenses, or they will pay for the hotel if an overnight stay is necessary in order to attend an admitted students day. Obviously these only apply to students coming far away.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby auwcl123 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:18 pm

as975266 wrote:Some schools I have applied to offer a travel stipend such as $250 or more for travel expenses, or they will pay for the hotel if an overnight stay is necessary in order to attend an admitted students day. Obviously these only apply to students coming far away.


I don't think American or any of the other DC schools offer this. They get so many applicants either way, they don't have much of a reason to incentivize.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby as975266 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:23 pm

That's true. Has anyone visited the school yet?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:36 pm

kellohitty wrote:
PattyCake wrote:
Smer45 wrote:Took forever for my app go change to "complete". Finally changed on 2/27. How long did most people wait to hear back? Also did your status every change after "complete"?


Applied November, complete since early December with one date change. No movement since then. Spoke with an admissions advisor yesterday who told me the admissions committee was being "weird" and that hopefully there would be some more decisions starting next week.


I'm in the same boat!


Ah just had my first date change today since 2/27. This this means a decisions coming soon??

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:13 pm

Just accepted via email!!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:09 pm

Smer45 wrote:Just accepted via email!!

Congrats!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:29 pm

haus wrote:
Smer45 wrote:Just accepted via email!!

Congrats!


Thanks! Good luck to all those still waiting!

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Postby amja107 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:41 am

sent 1/20. Complete 2/19(actually don't really remember) and in on 2/21. Haven't heard anything about a scholly yet though. How did you guys receive info about this? Or maybe they've chosen to give me zero.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby cherrytee » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:04 am

Hello people. Just adding my stats in the thread.

LSAT = 75%
GPA = Between 25% - 50%, on the 25th end.
I applied 1/31/2014, never checked the status online, got accepted 2/28/2014 via email. The formal letter came in early the following week, 3/4/2014. I got no information regarding money. All the acceptance letter gave me was my web portal information so I could login. After I logged in, there was nothing. So I'm guessing the scholarship money, if any for me, will be coming this week or the next.

BTW people, just wanted to let everyone know, the 2015 rankings come out 3-11-2014, which is Tuesday. If American changes in rankings by quite a bit, I think it will affect my decision. Definitely don't want to pay for the most expensive school in the country when I got into a better school.

Good luck everyone who's still waiting. And for the people waiting on scholarship news, keep us all updated!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:03 am

as975266 wrote:That's true. Has anyone visited the school yet?

I took the LSAT there. Also, I used to drive by the campus as part of my commute (although this was about a decade ago).

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby doubledawg3378 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:52 pm

Just withdrew from American. A spot should open up for one! Wish you all the best.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:58 pm

Good luck with the rest of your cycle DD3378

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby generalt » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:33 pm

as975266 wrote:That's true. Has anyone visited the school yet?



I live right up the street. If you have questions shoot me a message

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Nova » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:38 pm

cherrytee wrote:BTW people, just wanted to let everyone know, the 2015 rankings come out 3-11-2014, which is Tuesday. If American changes in rankings by quite a bit, I think it will affect my decision. Definitely don't want to pay for the most expensive school in the country when I got into a better school.

Don't let USWNR be any part of your calculations.

Plenty of low ranked schools have better job prospects than higher ranked schools.

Go off LST, debt, and location.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:17 pm

Nova wrote:
cherrytee wrote:BTW people, just wanted to let everyone know, the 2015 rankings come out 3-11-2014, which is Tuesday. If American changes in rankings by quite a bit, I think it will affect my decision. Definitely don't want to pay for the most expensive school in the country when I got into a better school.

Don't let USWNR be any part of your calculations.

Plenty of low ranked schools have better job prospects than higher ranked schools.

Go off LST, debt, and location.


This is true. there are a lot of schools out there with 60%+ Full time long term bar employment, you just have to hunt through LST and find them. They may be in fly over states though.

That being said, I still applied for American since I had a free app for the JD/MA program. How long does it take for a turn around with the applications, going from complete to a decision?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby auwcl123 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:45 pm

BankruptMe wrote:
Nova wrote:
cherrytee wrote:That being said, I still applied for American since I had a free app for the JD/MA program. How long does it take for a turn around with the applications, going from complete to a decision?


Well, since they waive all application fees up until March 1st, I think all of us had a waiver lol.

That being said, some people have literally been waiting months while others have had less than 48 hours turnaround time. Since you applied to two programs, your turnaround will likely be longer. Both programs will evaluate you separately and notify you.




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