American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Bang.

Waitlisted. Time to put on my seatbelt. Surprised I was not a quick ding.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:18 pm

Bankrupt, you avoided the ding, which means that you live to fight another day.

Good luck,

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:25 pm

Just admitted, logged onto the website but no additional information is available yet. How long did most people wait to hear scholarship information? I'm leaning pretty heavily toward another school now, but PIPS or a nice merit scholarship might change that.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:36 pm

Congrats PattyCake!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ConLawNerd91 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:36 pm

I just received a waitlist email. I'm not going to stay on, given their employment numbers. Congrats to those who got in and good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kellohitty » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:44 pm

Waitlist. Didn't want to go there really anyways, so there's that. And thus, my cycle is complete!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Shirosham » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Got the admit email, does the scholarship, if any, come in the actual mail?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:38 pm

haus wrote:Congrats PattyCake!


Thanks!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Wbrem » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:01 pm

I got a letter and an email with my merit scholarship info a couple weeks after acceptance. I also received an email over the weekend that I was not selected for PIPS. Needless to say, I will most likely be pulling my application this week.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Wbrem wrote:I got a letter and an email with my merit scholarship info a couple weeks after acceptance. I also received an email over the weekend that I was not selected for PIPS. Needless to say, I will most likely be pulling my application this week.


Yeah, you know I would have been really excited to consider AU (in general) if their rolling admissions was actually rolling admissions. The whole process really turned me off, because it makes me wonder what the overall administration might be like if the admissions process is this frustrating. I don't usually post anything negative about any of the schools I've applied to, but it's very unlikely I'll be seriously considering AU at this point. If I get into the PIPS program I'll still give it serious thought and maybe even visit, but if I'm eliminated from PIPS I won't exactly be all broken up. It's a shame really, because they could probably get a lot more applicants to seriously consider attending if they just tightened up their process and were more considerate of applicants - I was pretty excited when I applied, but the process has been like watching molasses run onto everyone else's pancakes while mine got cold, and then being told (rudely) that I should be grateful for the opportunity to watch the others eat while I wait. I hope they look back at this year and realize that whatever system they had in place for this cycle was a failed experiment.

Now I want pancakes.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:30 pm

PattyCake wrote:Now I want pancakes.

Mmmmm....pancakes

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Yawkey » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:24 pm

15k/yr back in z pot.. Wanted to come here, but they don't play ball. Debt is real, gettin a sick job out of WCL is more of a dream. DAM

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:44 pm

If you receive a merit based scholarship is it listed in your financial aid award letter? 'Cause I got nothin'. Debating whether I should bother to wait for my PIPS app to be rejected...

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:45 pm

PattyCake wrote:If you receive a merit based scholarship is it listed in your financial aid award letter? 'Cause I got nothin'. Debating whether I should bother to wait for my PIPS app to be rejected...


Mine came in a separate merit scholarship e-mail a couple hours after the fa award letter

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby z0rk » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:17 pm

Part-time 2L at WCL here to take your questions. By way of background, I work full time during the day, and I am on the Law Review and Moot Court.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby haus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:32 pm

z0rk wrote:Part-time 2L at WCL here to take your questions. By way of background, I work full time during the day, and I am on the Law Review and Moot Court.

For those working full-time and attending part-time does the subject of managing the commute come up much among students? Given class start time still falls in the regions rush hour are there some areas where people seem to have better or worse luck than other in making it to campus/class on time? Also is nearby parking available for evening students?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby fme2222 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:32 pm

withdrew!

30k back in the pot

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby z0rk » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:25 pm

haus wrote:
z0rk wrote:Part-time 2L at WCL here to take your questions. By way of background, I work full time during the day, and I am on the Law Review and Moot Court.

For those working full-time and attending part-time does the subject of managing the commute come up much among students? Given class start time still falls in the regions rush hour are there some areas where people seem to have better or worse luck than other in making it to campus/class on time? Also is nearby parking available for evening students?


I work for a federal agency downtown by union station, and I always make it to class on time when I leave at 5:00pm. Occasionally, the metro might break down and create an issue, but its not often. I am also a big proponent of car2go (http://www.car2go.com), and I will use it to get to class if I have last minute emergency (not often).

As for parking, its my understanding that evening students can park in the garage. I don't own a car so I cannot confirm.

I will say this, having the ability to work for an agency as a paralegal while being in school has paid tremendous dividends as a student. It really does open my eyes to the law, and reinforces what I learn. Further, it has helped me build solid relationships with practicing attorneys in DC. That was a major selling point of attending law school in the region, and I am finding that our alumni base is well established in firms and agencies which is a nice bonus. Do you already live and work in DC? or are you thinking of moving and finding a job? PM me and we can talk more specifics if you don't want to throw all that information up here for folks to see.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby GaryWaterman09 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:03 pm

Anyone know if we're supposed to hear back today?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:09 pm

GaryWaterman09 wrote:Anyone know if we're supposed to hear back today?


If you are still waiting, it is probably a WL/Rejection. The first deposit is due on Tuesday.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mmd90 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:14 pm

My app still says received, not complete -_-. So annoying.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby PattyCake » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Smer45 wrote:
PattyCake wrote:If you receive a merit based scholarship is it listed in your financial aid award letter? 'Cause I got nothin'. Debating whether I should bother to wait for my PIPS app to be rejected...


Mine came in a separate merit scholarship e-mail a couple hours after the fa award letter


Yeah, I still haven't received anything. I'm going to give it a few more days to see about PIPS but I'll likely withdraw next week.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:51 pm

deposit is due on tuesday

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ChicagoDawg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:46 am

Withdrawn. 45K back in the pot.




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