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 thechancellor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:46 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:Yea, I think GULC has a predictable pattern, but there can be a lot of nonsense thrown in there. It seems like the no contact, 3 status updates is an admission. Recently it has seemed like a Friday update followed by a Monday update is an admission. There can just be a bunch of other updates (I think I had 6 or 7 total) that don't mean anything. I bet it gets less clear cut as the cycle goes on.


I hope this is true - I had a status change yesterday (sometime in the afternoon, if anyone cares) and it'd be a good way to start Thanksgiving. ;)

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

Postby kls120 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:47 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Sort of building off what some earlier posters were writing, but specifically for admitted students: did your status ever change from "application complete" to "under review," or anything like it? Or was the only thing that changed the date?

Thank you in advance for responses and congratulations to those who have been admitted!



Mine still says complete and no change to the status checker. I'm wondering when I will be getting packets and stuff though.

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:57 am

kls120 wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Sort of building off what some earlier posters were writing, but specifically for admitted students: did your status ever change from "application complete" to "under review," or anything like it? Or was the only thing that changed the date?

Thank you in advance for responses and congratulations to those who have been admitted!



Mine still says complete and no change to the status checker. I'm wondering when I will be getting packets and stuff though.


How many checker changes did you have total?

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

Postby kraffcook » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:11 am

kls120 wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Sort of building off what some earlier posters were writing, but specifically for admitted students: did your status ever change from "application complete" to "under review," or anything like it? Or was the only thing that changed the date?

Thank you in advance for responses and congratulations to those who have been admitted!



Mine still says complete and no change to the status checker. I'm wondering when I will be getting packets and stuff though.


Last year, we never received any actual packets of information in the mail. All the necessary information is provided on the Admitted Students website once that launches. You'll periodically receive small things in the mail, such as booklets about the school and faculty, but no actual packets of stuff.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:58 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Anybody go many days (4+, for instance) without receiving acknowledgement that GULC received your app?

(asking for a friend)


bump

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

Postby gigibeirne » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:05 am

some posters said three updates is like an admission, well unless they just forgot to update mine after the alumni interview or this long silence looks like a huge blowoff to me. :( :( ..status shows complete and last update date is still 5/11

anybody has information about ED deferral? like hold your ED application until December lsat result released. i guess i should just call the adcom and ask for my decision..they wont email a waitlist or ding confirmation right?
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:08 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Anybody go many days (4+, for instance) without receiving acknowledgement that GULC received your app?

(asking for a friend)


bump


email them bom, my app went through in like 24 hours <3

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

Postby neprep » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:14 am

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Anybody go many days (4+, for instance) without receiving acknowledgement that GULC received your app?

(asking for a friend)


bump


email them bom, my app went through in like 24 hours <3

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:21 am

gigibeirne wrote:some posters said three updates is like an admission, well unless they just forgot to update mine after the alumni interview or this long silence looks like a huge blowoff to me. :( :( ..status shows complete and last update date is still 5/11

anybody has information about ED deferral? like hold your ED application until December lsat result released. i guess i should just call the adcom and ask for my decision..they wont email a waitlist or ding confirmation right?


They'll get your decision to you. I wouldn't call. That'll just annoy them and slow them down.

By the way, if you're applying to US law schools you might want to start adjusting to the US way of writing dates...

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:31 am

gigibeirne wrote:some posters said three updates is like an admission, well unless they just forgot to update mine after the alumni interview or this long silence looks like a huge blowoff to me. :( :( ..status shows complete and last update date is still 5/11

anybody has information about ED deferral? like hold your ED application until December lsat result released. i guess i should just call the adcom and ask for my decision..they wont email a waitlist or ding confirmation right?


scoobers wrote:
gigibeirne wrote:pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease lovely tls geeks, if the last status date is still way back in 5/11 and i took my alumn interview in 15/11, and nothing changed yet my status still says completed.
what does that mean? a big fat ding signal isnt it???

we speak american here.












I wouldn't worry about it. They do say that the date changes mean nothing ;). but also ive heard other people say that they've heard "you should hear back in about 2 weeks" from the group interviews.

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

Postby gigibeirne » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:23 am

scoobers wrote:
gigibeirne wrote:some posters said three updates is like an admission, well unless they just forgot to update mine after the alumni interview or this long silence looks like a huge blowoff to me. :( :( ..status shows complete and last update date is still 5/11

anybody has information about ED deferral? like hold your ED application until December lsat result released. i guess i should just call the adcom and ask for my decision..they wont email a waitlist or ding confirmation right?


scoobers wrote:
gigibeirne wrote:pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease lovely tls geeks, if the last status date is still way back in 5/11 and i took my alumn interview in 15/11, and nothing changed yet my status still says completed.
what does that mean? a big fat ding signal isnt it???

we speak american here.









I wouldn't worry about it. They do say that the date changes mean nothing ;). but also ive heard other people say that they've heard "you should hear back in about 2 weeks" from the group interviews.






thanks for the suggestion here, iguess its just counterintuitive for brits..ill get used to it

sowhat if i still not hearing from them by next week..thats already 'two weeks since the interview' i guess im just too anxious about the whole thing

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:41 am

gigibeirne wrote:
scoobers wrote:
gigibeirne wrote:some posters said three updates is like an admission, well unless they just forgot to update mine after the alumni interview or this long silence looks like a huge blowoff to me. :( :( ..status shows complete and last update date is still 5/11

anybody has information about ED deferral? like hold your ED application until December lsat result released. i guess i should just call the adcom and ask for my decision..they wont email a waitlist or ding confirmation right?


scoobers wrote:
gigibeirne wrote:pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease lovely tls geeks, if the last status date is still way back in 5/11 and i took my alumn interview in 15/11, and nothing changed yet my status still says completed.
what does that mean? a big fat ding signal isnt it???

we speak american here.









I wouldn't worry about it. They do say that the date changes mean nothing ;). but also ive heard other people say that they've heard "you should hear back in about 2 weeks" from the group interviews.






thanks for the suggestion here, iguess its just counterintuitive for brits..ill get used to it

sowhat if i still not hearing from them by next week..thats already 'two weeks since the interview' i guess im just too anxious about the whole thing


Well, next week is thanksgiving. Most people won't be working at least Thursday-Sunday as it is, and i wouldn't be surprised if adcomms took wednesday off as well--they've been working hard! i wouldn't expect anything before the 2nd if i were you. hope that helps :]

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

Postby mickey_mouse » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:17 pm

Not sure if this will add anything to the thread, but had my alumni interview the other day. Wore a suit and tie to alumni's office. Interview was fairly casual. He asked me a few of the standard questions- Why Georgetown? Why law? what will you do next year if you don't get into a law school you want? Why your UG major and school?

Then he gave me the chance to ask a few questions and we talked about Georgetown and the state of law education overall really. Pretty informative and relax. As long as you can answer those first few questions, you've got nothing to worry about!

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:02 pm

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

Postby thechancellor » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:12 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Thanks for the responses re: status checker updates. Much appreciated! Seems some schools do a lot with those checkers and others basically just say complete and then you get an answer. Congrats again to those who have been admitted. And good luck to those who are still waiting! Hopefully we hear good news to take home to our families for Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Mickey Mouse, for the account of your alumni interview.

Unrelated response...
Chiming in on British date notation--does it really matter on a discussion board? It will probably be necessary to switch once this student starts school in the States (while 24/11 vs. 11/24 is pretty clear, 5/11 vs. 11/5 would be confusing), but for now, I think we all know what s/he means.


Probably no need to be hateful about it, definitely. ;)

That said, this may be a good place to practice using an american notation - having studied in both countries, I tended to get so stinkin' confused about what was even right anymore, and (ideally) this is a safe place to get used to switching without having profs on your case. But, gigibeirne, you should do whatever makes you happy.

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

Postby neprep » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:13 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Thanks for the responses re: status checker updates. Much appreciated! Seems some schools do a lot with those checkers and others basically just say complete and then you get an answer. Congrats again to those who have been admitted. And good luck to those who are still waiting! Hopefully we hear good news to take home to our families for Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Mickey Mouse, for the account of your alumni interview.

Unrelated response...
Chiming in on British date notation--does it really matter on a discussion board? It will probably be necessary to switch once this student starts school in the States (while 24/11 vs. 11/24 is pretty clear, 5/11 vs. 11/5 would be confusing), but for now, I think we all know what s/he means.


I don't think it matters at all, and I also don't think the responders were genuinely confused by the date notation. But neither of the responses was about comprehension… midwest17 was basically saying what you're saying — that one might need to adjust date notation habits upon matriculating at a U.S. law school — and scoobers was doing it for the lulz (which she received, at least from me ;)).

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:22 pm

neprep wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Thanks for the responses re: status checker updates. Much appreciated! Seems some schools do a lot with those checkers and others basically just say complete and then you get an answer. Congrats again to those who have been admitted. And good luck to those who are still waiting! Hopefully we hear good news to take home to our families for Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Mickey Mouse, for the account of your alumni interview.

Unrelated response...
Chiming in on British date notation--does it really matter on a discussion board? It will probably be necessary to switch once this student starts school in the States (while 24/11 vs. 11/24 is pretty clear, 5/11 vs. 11/5 would be confusing), but for now, I think we all know what s/he means.


I don't think it matters at all, and I also don't think the responders were genuinely confused by the date notation. But neither of the responses was about comprehension… midwest17 was basically saying what you're saying — that one might need to adjust date notation habits upon matriculating at a U.S. law school — and scoobers was doing it for the lulz (which she received, at least from me ;)).


Yeah. It's not an issue of comprehension really (I'm assuming that they haven't actually been complete since May, since that's, you know, not possible) but it does take a moment of thinking about it to figure out what's going on. Since they're applying to law schools here and presumably want to work here, it's probably best to start adjusting.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:20 pm

neprep wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Thanks for the responses re: status checker updates. Much appreciated! Seems some schools do a lot with those checkers and others basically just say complete and then you get an answer. Congrats again to those who have been admitted. And good luck to those who are still waiting! Hopefully we hear good news to take home to our families for Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Mickey Mouse, for the account of your alumni interview.

Unrelated response...
Chiming in on British date notation--does it really matter on a discussion board? It will probably be necessary to switch once this student starts school in the States (while 24/11 vs. 11/24 is pretty clear, 5/11 vs. 11/5 would be confusing), but for now, I think we all know what s/he means.


I don't think it matters at all, and I also don't think the responders were genuinely confused by the date notation. But neither of the responses was about comprehension… midwest17 was basically saying what you're saying — that one might need to adjust date notation habits upon matriculating at a U.S. law school — and scoobers was doing it for the lulz (which she received, at least from me ;)).


nep gets me ;)

while 11/5 vs 5/11 is confusing, what would be more confusing is like 11/12 vs 12/11, etc. considering so much of what we are doing in here is based on dates it's just something to keep in mind.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:04 pm

Has anyone else applied to PILS? Am I right in thinking you have to send in the application by mail; there's no way to do it online?

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

Postby nicholasavallone » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:56 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Sort of building off what some earlier posters were writing, but specifically for admitted students: did your status ever change from "application complete" to "under review," or anything like it? Or was the only thing that changed the date?

Thank you in advance for responses and congratulations to those who have been admitted!


Nope, just went complete 11/8, the date for "complete" changed to 11/11, and letter came in the mail a week later. Doesn't seem like there's an "under review" status for the checker.

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Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:47 pm

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

Postby TheRealJoshuaLyman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:56 pm

Hi everyone,

I just have a quick and silly question. I am working on finalizing my Georgetown app and am applying for PILS. I was looking at the actual application sheet you have to sign and the wording at the bottom seemed a little odd to me. It says, "If I am selected, I will take the required courses and participate in all of the other activities of the program." If you were awarded the PILS does that make your application binding? I freak out about small dumb things like this, haha, so I was just wondering. Thanks!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:25 pm

TheRealJoshuaLyman wrote:Hi everyone,

I just have a quick and silly question. I am working on finalizing my Georgetown app and am applying for PILS. I was looking at the actual application sheet you have to sign and the wording at the bottom seemed a little odd to me. It says, "If I am selected, I will take the required courses and participate in all of the other activities of the program." If you were awarded the PILS does that make your application binding? I freak out about small dumb things like this, haha, so I was just wondering. Thanks!


omg i love your handle/tar
no...it's not binding (at least...as far as i'm aware)

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:33 pm

TheRealJoshuaLyman wrote:Hi everyone,

I just have a quick and silly question. I am working on finalizing my Georgetown app and am applying for PILS. I was looking at the actual application sheet you have to sign and the wording at the bottom seemed a little odd to me. It says, "If I am selected, I will take the required courses and participate in all of the other activities of the program." If you were awarded the PILS does that make your application binding? I freak out about small dumb things like this, haha, so I was just wondering. Thanks!


I'm also applying. I interpreted this as saying that if you enter the program, you'll fulfill the requirements. At the very most, I suppose it might mean that if you decide to attend Georgetown and are offered PILS, you have to accept PILS. But I can't imagine they would do that: if you don't want it, I'm sure they have other people they'll offer it to.

In short: no, PILS is not an ED program.

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

Postby nicholasavallone » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:42 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
nicholasavallone wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Sort of building off what some earlier posters were writing, but specifically for admitted students: did your status ever change from "application complete" to "under review," or anything like it? Or was the only thing that changed the date?

Thank you in advance for responses and congratulations to those who have been admitted!


Nope, just went complete 11/8, the date for "complete" changed to 11/11, and letter came in the mail a week later. Doesn't seem like there's an "under review" status for the checker.


Thank you for your answer! That's fast turn around as well! Did you have an interview or any other contact before getting your letter?


Just the letter, Georgetown was the one school I applied to that I didn't get a fee waiver from, also didn't have an interview request. Might have been because my permanent address is somewhere that I can't imaging there being an alum contact for, worked out alright in the end though. Should have mentioned that first complete was 10/24, first movement after that was 11/8.




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