American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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auwcl123
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby auwcl123 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:11 am

Received a letter increasing my scholarship amount! This may be good news for anyone considering trying to negotiate.

Also, FYI, the merit scholarship award amount does not change if you choose to enroll part-time, rather than full-time. This makes the award amount a significantly higher percentage of tuition, relatively. Good info for anyone who is still deciding between programs.

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

Postby Finnick » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:16 am

Withdrew. $30K back in the pot for you guys.

fajita12
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby fajita12 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:08 pm

Hey all!

I was accepted but filled in my intent to enroll elsewhere. Hopefully my spot can go to someone else! (And my 10k/year scholly).

Good luck!

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

Postby haus » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:53 pm

Just dinged, just a few hours before a scheduled campus visit.

Good luck all!

(PT program, ~75% LSAT, ~median GPA, strong softs: USMC, Master's deg, lots of quality WE)

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

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:54 pm

haus wrote:Just dinged, just a few hours before a scheduled campus visit.

Good luck all!

(PT program, ~75% LSAT, ~median GPA, strong softs: USMC, Master's deg, lots of quality WE)


YP

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:58 pm

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mmd90
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mmd90 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:07 pm

My app finally went complete on 3/31, and just had a date change now. Still says application complete. Any consensus on what their date changes mean? No e-mail or anything.

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

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:08 pm

mmd90 wrote:My app finally went complete on 3/31, and just had a date change now. Still says application complete. Any consensus on what their date changes mean? No e-mail or anything.


Its progressing through the process.

From my experience...if you make it through date changes, you are not auto rejected. so thats good

mmd90
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby mmd90 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:15 pm

Okay, thanks. I *should* be admitted, but with all this YP crap and applying so late in the cycle, I'm slightly concerned.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ellewoods179 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:11 pm

I was checking my email and the first I saw was for admitted students, and then later I realized the earlier email informing me of acceptance. Is anyone attending admitted students day? Also, does anyone know if travel stipends are offered?

bos516
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby bos516 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Is anyone going to the admitted student brunch in Boston?

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

Postby dibreezy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:27 pm

Got accepted into PT program today. 2.57 GPA and 160 LSAT. Good softs, Rockstar recommendations.

Haven't heard anything about a scholly yet though. Called, she said it would come in the next few days.

What does YP mean though? And if its yield protect which I suspect why did I get in?

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

Postby cherrytee » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:12 am

From my understanding, yp is just for rejecting people who overqualify who pretty much for sure won't be going. But law schools this year is still pretty low on application numbers so maybe they still haven't filled their quota. Maybe they just see that you're a future moneymaker. :lol: I don't know. But yeah, I've heard american is doing a tremendous amount of shady things to keep up a well built staff. The dealbreaker for me was the fact that already about 500 people matriculated for this year. And that's still not including me, you, and a bunch of people on this forum. That's crazy for a single class. 300 cutting down to 250 is already still not that impressive ...
But anyways, congrats on getting in!

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

Postby cosmomedici » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Complete 2/19, Accepted 2/28 GPA 3.5 LSAT 159. Offered 10k scholarship, withdrew my application yesterday. Good luck everyone on the waitlist :)

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

Postby Sheryl » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:17 pm

cosmomedici wrote:Complete 2/19, Accepted 2/28 GPA 3.5 LSAT 159. Offered 10k scholarship, withdrew my application yesterday. Good luck everyone on the waitlist :)


Waitlisted student here! Please pray for me! :)

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

Postby Sheryl » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:23 pm

PourMeTea wrote:Withdrawn. Hopefully one of you gets the $$ and I really hope admissions starts making it rain because I don't know how they'll maintain a median by being this stingy


Thank you so much for your best wishes! I really wanna go to AU because my fiancee is gonna working in DC, I don't wanna be separated in next 3 years.... :(

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

Postby Sheryl » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:33 pm

Hi guys, anyone is taken off the wait list?

Is there any possibility to be taken off the wait list? How is the likelihood? Thank you and wish everyone the best! :)

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

Postby Nuj » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:53 pm

Withdrawn, $15k back in. Best of luck folks.

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

Postby PattyCake » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:41 pm

Received $17,500 scholarship today via email. Came a bit late for me to consider changing plans, especially since I have much higher offers closer to home. Calling tomorrow to ask again about PIPS and withdrawing if I don't get a real answer - hope someone here gets my $.

Law2017
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Law2017 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:59 pm

Does anyone know if there is a facebook group/page for the class of 2017 yet?

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

Postby BigJimboOrleans » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:18 pm

When ya'll quote those scholarship $ amounts, are you using the total (over 3 years) #, the yearly #, or per semester#?

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

Postby Shirosham » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Think the people posting 17.5k are years because that's what I have.

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

Postby Nuj » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:48 pm

BigJimboOrleans wrote:When ya'll quote those scholarship $ amounts, are you using the total (over 3 years) #, the yearly #, or per semester#?


Yearly.

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

Postby PattyCake » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:41 pm

Nuj wrote:
BigJimboOrleans wrote:When ya'll quote those scholarship $ amounts, are you using the total (over 3 years) #, the yearly #, or per semester#?


Yearly.


Same. Had a call back about PIPS. Second round of invitations was released, more will follow depending on how many applicants accept. I'm withdrawing tonight, $17,500/yr, good academic standing is the only stip. I hope someone here gets it, thanks to everyone who participated in this thread!

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

Postby BigJimboOrleans » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Honestly I'm really frustrated and kindof scared right now. I have no idea what to do. My income is maybe $10k a year at best, they only offered me $7,500/yr merit, and gave me zero grants even with an EFC of 0 (and the max stafford loan - 20,500). There's no way in heck I can come up with ~$30k a year in private loans. I'm going to attempt to call the FA office tomorrow. Other than that, what am I supposed to do? Any suggestions?




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