Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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How Many Date Changes Have You Had?

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Total votes: 242

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rigoding
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rigoding » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:36 pm

Bajam wrote:
rigoding wrote:
Bajam wrote:How bad would it be to turn down an interview if we're unable to do one? Above both medians fwiw.


This happened to me (I was out of the country). I was promptly held and I'm still waiting to hear back. Stats in profile.


Thanks for the info, sorry to hear you were held, I guess I gotta do whatever to be able to interview


NP. If I get waitlisted, I think I'll try requesting an interview. We'll see...

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jstep » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:53 pm

This wait is painful!

2 days left.. 16 hours of open business at the admissions committee office.

Hypothetical envelope with hypothetically enclosed admissions letter potentially traveling across the U.S.

Or a soul wrenching ding email.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby LEPWU » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:58 pm

jstep wrote:This wait is painful!

2 days left.. 16 hours of open business at the admissions committee office.

Hypothetical envelope with hypothetically enclosed admissions letter potentially traveling across the U.S.

Or a soul wrenching ding email.


I think a WL email would leave me feeling deflated, but a ding email might bring out an anger/sadness heretofore unseen. Dings and WLs always sting a bit, but this one will more so (for me). I plan on stalking the mailman tomorrow.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kek5250 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:39 pm

Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby terrapinjetta » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:45 pm

kek5250 wrote:Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?


Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kek5250 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:50 pm

terrapinjetta wrote:
kek5250 wrote:Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?


Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?



I got an email that said:
"Thank you for applying for admission to Georgetown University Law
Center! Based on the strength of your application, the Admissions
Committee would like to invite you to interview with one of our
alumni in or near your location. The interview program at Georgetown
Law assists the Admissions Committee in assessing certain personal
factors relevant to the admissions decision and provides you with an
opportunity to speak with a Georgetown alumni representative to learn
more about Georgetown Law."

Are some of them worded differently? Is this what yours said?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby dehesse » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:12 pm

kek5250 wrote:
terrapinjetta wrote:
kek5250 wrote:Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?


Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?



I got an email that said:
"Thank you for applying for admission to Georgetown University Law
Center! Based on the strength of your application, the Admissions
Committee would like to invite you to interview with one of our
alumni in or near your location. The interview program at Georgetown
Law assists the Admissions Committee in assessing certain personal
factors relevant to the admissions decision and provides you with an
opportunity to speak with a Georgetown alumni representative to learn
more about Georgetown Law."

Are some of them worded differently? Is this what yours said?


That's mine verbatim!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:13 pm

dehesse wrote:
kek5250 wrote:
terrapinjetta wrote:
kek5250 wrote:Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?


Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?



I got an email that said:
"Thank you for applying for admission to Georgetown University Law
Center! Based on the strength of your application, the Admissions
Committee would like to invite you to interview with one of our
alumni in or near your location. The interview program at Georgetown
Law assists the Admissions Committee in assessing certain personal
factors relevant to the admissions decision and provides you with an
opportunity to speak with a Georgetown alumni representative to learn
more about Georgetown Law."

Are some of them worded differently? Is this what yours said?


That's mine verbatim!


+1

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby odela » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 pm

Were any of your group interviews off-campus or are they exclusively on-campus?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:09 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
dehesse wrote:
kek5250 wrote:
terrapinjetta wrote:
Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?



I got an email that said:
"Thank you for applying for admission to Georgetown University Law
Center! Based on the strength of your application, the Admissions
Committee would like to invite you to interview with one of our
alumni in or near your location. The interview program at Georgetown
Law assists the Admissions Committee in assessing certain personal
factors relevant to the admissions decision and provides you with an
opportunity to speak with a Georgetown alumni representative to learn
more about Georgetown Law."

Are some of them worded differently? Is this what yours said?


That's mine verbatim!


+1


+2

thanks for the personal touch, gulc

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby hellomellow » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:18 pm

Does anyone know anything about being asked to interview with the dean? Group interview style..

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby akkirk » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi Guys,

I got this email back in late January telling me they were holding my app until 2/28. Anyone else get the email? Anyone who got the email heard anything back yet?

The email reads:
"Thank you for applying to the Juris Doctor program at Georgetown University Law Center. Although the record you present is a strong one, the Committee on Admissions has chosen to postpone your final decision.

Each year, a large number of candidates submit applications to Georgetown Law early in the process. The high quality of this group makes the Committee's decisions extremely difficult. Please be aware that only a small number of early applicants have had their applications held, and a number of those applicants in past years have subsequently been admitted.

Once we have a better sense of the entire applicant pool, the Committee on Admissions will review your application again. No additional information is necessary, and the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) will continue to send us updates, which we will add to your file. A final decision will be mailed no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.

On behalf of the Committee, we appreciate your patience and continued interest in Georgetown."

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jasper09 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:17 am

hellomellow wrote:Does anyone know anything about being asked to interview with the dean? Group interview style..


Yes, there are a lot of folks who can comment on this ITT. Read or search through the thread and you'll find various posts. Personally, I enjoyed the Group Interview- it was very relaxed and I honestly think the overall points of the process are to just a) demonstrate your interest in Georgetown and b) show that you can collaborate with your peers.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby koval » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:15 am

dehesse wrote:
kek5250 wrote:
terrapinjetta wrote:
kek5250 wrote:Got an interview request today. These seem super common, does everyone get one? Or is it a good sign?


Didn't get one myself, but I've seen people who got requests and were then admitted, and some who were not, and have seen people who didn't get a request get admitted and also not. Seems like different people get requests for different reasons, e.g. high numbers get interviewed as YP, low numbers to see if anything is outstanding that was missed, then probably anybody they want to know more from. How did they ask you?



I got an email that said:
"Thank you for applying for admission to Georgetown University Law
Center! Based on the strength of your application, the Admissions
Committee would like to invite you to interview with one of our
alumni in or near your location. The interview program at Georgetown
Law assists the Admissions Committee in assessing certain personal
factors relevant to the admissions decision and provides you with an
opportunity to speak with a Georgetown alumni representative to learn
more about Georgetown Law."

Are some of them worded differently? Is this what yours said?


That's mine verbatim!


Same here, got the email yesterday. Applied mid-January.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zhcrobert » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:44 am

Successfully request password! I suppose I'm in?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cesium » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:49 am

zhcrobert wrote:Successfully request password! I suppose I'm in?


That's right; congratulations! You may not be able to log in for a couple days, however (mine took a day and half to work).

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:51 pm

I wonder why they bother holding people in late January when the decision is only 28 days away; it makes sense in November or early December...

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bfc2013 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Interview 2/22, status updates 2/26 & 2/27. Hoping to snag that ASW password soon.

Anyone know if this post-interview pattern is indicative of an acceptance, or do WLs/rejections have the same sequence? Thanks!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:54 am

I forgot to check in.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby szbray » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:12 am

akkirk wrote:Hi Guys,

I got this email back in late January telling me they were holding my app until 2/28. Anyone else get the email? Anyone who got the email heard anything back yet?


Yeah, a lot of us received an answer last week; very few got accepted (if any). I think most of us were put on one of the three waitlists. If you haven't heard back yet, that might be good news. We've been talking about this a lot in this thread, though. Just look through it, esp. the last 10-15 pages

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kuledj » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:17 am

Any PTers hear yet?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby juicebox » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:46 pm

In via ASW.

Submitted mid-Dec, group interview in Feb. Last status update 2/26. Above both 75ths.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby dehesse » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:28 pm

Anybody have any insight as to why some interviews are group and some are one-on-ones with alums?? I've been invited for a one-on-one and am really curious as to what that means in terms of my chances.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:39 pm

dehesse wrote:Anybody have any insight as to why some interviews are group and some are one-on-ones with alums?? I've been invited for a one-on-one and am really curious as to what that means in terms of my chances.




This is a GREAT question. I have often wondered about this as well.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:42 pm

dehesse wrote:Anybody have any insight as to why some interviews are group and some are one-on-ones with alums?? I've been invited for a one-on-one and am really curious as to what that means in terms of my chances.


I was wondering if it didn't have something to do with location/number of other applicants in the general vicinity.




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