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

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How Many Date Changes Have You Had?

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:37 am

ConLawNerd91 wrote:Has anyone had a status change/heard anything since the group interview on October 24th? I still haven't.



No update here either. I'm hoping we'll have some movement by the end of this week. I remember Dean Cornblatt saying that decisions will be going out to us "very very very soon".

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

Postby teenybean » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:19 am

No update for me either. My third update since going complete was on the 24th and I didn't get any request to interview or an email regarding anything. My numbers are higher than theirs but not high enough for YP and I wrote a diversity statement and an optional response....getting nervous. Maybe those of us stuck on the 24th won't hear back until they release their rejections? :(

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:02 am

carolinainmymind wrote:Checking in. Submitted 10/17. Received 10/18. Complete (1) 10/21. Complete (2) 10/23. Complete (3) 11/1. Complete (4) 11/4.

No interview request yet. Did not write optional essay. >75% LSAT, >75% GPA. Getting somewhat anxious.


My status changed several times over the course of a week like that before I was ultimately admitted. Nothing to worry about if it just changed 11/4

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

Postby carolinainmymind » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:40 am

Happy Gilmore wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:Checking in. Submitted 10/17. Received 10/18. Complete (1) 10/21. Complete (2) 10/23. Complete (3) 11/1. Complete (4) 11/4.

No interview request yet. Did not write optional essay. >75% LSAT, >75% GPA. Getting somewhat anxious.


My status changed several times over the course of a week like that before I was ultimately admitted. Nothing to worry about if it just changed 11/4


Good to hear. Just worried about YP, especially since I didn't write any optional. Hopefully I'll hear soon. No one else with an 11/4 update?

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

Postby alexnapolchill » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:00 am

I am an ED full time applicant. Submitted on 10/1 and did not check status until 10/11. After that, I have got two status update, one on 10/11 and another on 10/21, but I got no further status update since then. Am I suppose to wait for a rejection email?

Anyone also in similar situation?

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Postby johnjay » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:24 pm

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

Postby kosullivan23 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:30 pm

For the group interview, you should pretend to be part of the admissions committee. For the first part of the interview, you break in to small groups and discuss what things you would look for in applicants and any innovations you might add to the admissions process if you could. The second part of the interview Dean cornablatt gives presents applicants with C&F issues and then asks you to comment on how you would evaluate their app in light of those issues.

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

Postby EzraFitz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:03 pm

ConLawNerd91 wrote:Has anyone had a status change/heard anything since the group interview on October 24th? I still haven't.


I've had four updates since the Philadelphia group interview on 10/24, on 10/29, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/4.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:52 pm

Went complete yesterday.

First update today.

:shock:

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

Postby samoby » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:57 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Went complete yesterday.

First update today.

:shock:


:shock: :!: You got this.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:03 pm

Are group interviews only for people in the DC area usually? And anyone else who gets an interview invite is an alum interview?

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

Postby hos9903 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:05 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Went complete yesterday.

First update today.

:shock:


did you apply ED?

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:05 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Are group interviews only for people in the DC area usually? And anyone else who gets an interview invite is an alum interview?


did a group interview (non alum).
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:12 pm

hos9903 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Went complete yesterday.

First update today.

:shock:


did you apply ED?


Nope, RD. Above GPA 75th, near LSAT 25th (lol).

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

Postby JDeezy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:01 pm

Decision "on hold" today via email. 3.22 / 175

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

Postby emaytch » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:11 pm

Has anyone interviewed with an alum and not had an update yet? I interviewed last Monday and my status hasn't updated since the 18th, which is when I got my interview request. My guess is that my interviewer hasn't had a chance to send in the interview report yet, but everyone I know who has interviewed has had a status update a few days after their interview.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:12 pm

JDeezy wrote:Decision "on hold" today via email. 3.22 / 175


:shock:

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

Postby hayman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Did an optional interview last night w an alumna. Everything was easy and casual. In fact she tried to sell me on the idea of gulc. But she also asked if gulc was my top pick-- which I didnt know how to answer. Anyone else experience this?

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Postby 03152016 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:56 pm

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:11 pm

I also got an interview request just now.

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Anybody who's been through the alumnus, non-group interview want to PM some insight? It would be much appreciated.

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

Postby hayman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:33 pm

Kanye

The interviews are actually pretty casual and not stressful. Already did interviews for gulc and vandy. Both times I felt like the interview was much more for me than for them. Both felt like the interviewers were selling me their schools rather than me having to explain too much about myself. They also fielded questions about their careers and why they chose their respective schools. So the tone is extremely friendly.

I did however give them a good reason as to why I would love to be there. Why their school makes sense for me. But that part was easy bc they'll talk about how well their school places etc. I piggy backed on those very reasons to explain why their school was the right fit for me.

For both I had a printed copy of my résumé. I had to upload a resume for Vandy beforehand and the interviewer had a copy. Gulc didn't make me submit mine.

Also, wore a navy suit.

One question that caught me off guard was "if gulc is my top pick"
I felt like if I answered that it isn't my absolute top pick I would be at a disadvantage. Can anyone chime in on this?

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 pm

Cool. Thanks for your input. I actually scheduled my Vandy interview within the last hour.

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

Postby tpfennin » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:31 pm

hayman wrote:Kanye

The interviews are actually pretty casual and not stressful. Already did interviews for gulc and vandy. Both times I felt like the interview was much more for me than for them. Both felt like the interviewers were selling me their schools rather than me having to explain too much about myself. They also fielded questions about their careers and why they chose their respective schools. So the tone is extremely friendly.

I did however give them a good reason as to why I would love to be there. Why their school makes sense for me. But that part was easy bc they'll talk about how well their school places etc. I piggy backed on those very reasons to explain why their school was the right fit for me.

For both I had a printed copy of my résumé. I had to upload a resume for Vandy beforehand and the interviewer had a copy. Gulc didn't make me submit mine.

Also, wore a navy suit.

One question that caught me off guard was "if gulc is my top pick"
I felt like if I answered that it isn't my absolute top pick I would be at a disadvantage. Can anyone chime in on this?


I had an alumni interview last week. Tone was as described above- very conversational. She asked be to bring my resume and I would say 80% of our conversation revolved around that. Why did you choose to work for X? What were some projects you worked on? How did you get involved? ect. Then she asked me to send her a copy of a paper I published last semester as it was within her discipline and we spoke about that for ~5minutes or so.

Ended with a standard QA session about the school/culture. She did ask me where else I applied but I did not get a feeling at all that she was going to use that in her evaluation. In fact, she even said even if you don't go to GULC keep in touch i'd like to hear where you end up.

Whole thing lasted about an hour.

Hope that helps.

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

Postby Steveloblaw » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:11 pm

Accepted today - my group interview was on 10/17.

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:41 pm

Steveloblaw wrote:Accepted today - my group interview was on 10/17.


Congrats on your acceptance!!! Can you please post your status date updates timeline?




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