George Washington C/O 2017

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yossarian
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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:14 am

checkin2014 wrote:
mathwhiz87 wrote:Re: scholarship information:

I was told there were two waves of offers: one that happened in Mid-January, the second that happens in mid-February. She also said that if you don't receive anything by the end of March, you could submit a letter for reconsideration.

Was there a second wave already? Or we're still waiting?
Admitted last week and didn't hear anything regarding scholarship. Is this normal?
I thought they may send emails about it but nothing yet. :(


Appears as though no second wave yet.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:23 am

I just got my acceptance email! I was not expecting that because I literally never got a status update since I submitted January 2

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby checkin2014 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:31 am

yossarian71 wrote:
checkin2014 wrote:
mathwhiz87 wrote:Re: scholarship information:

I was told there were two waves of offers: one that happened in Mid-January, the second that happens in mid-February. She also said that if you don't receive anything by the end of March, you could submit a letter for reconsideration.

Was there a second wave already? Or we're still waiting?
Admitted last week and didn't hear anything regarding scholarship. Is this normal?
I thought they may send emails about it but nothing yet. :(


Appears as though no second wave yet.

Good to know. Guess we just keep waiting. :D :D

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby tomjones » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:35 am

In this morning as well! Last status date was 12/20.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:42 am

mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my acceptance email! I was not expecting that because I literally never got a status update since I submitted January 2


+1 on the surprise. Only one status update 1/26. Great surprise though!

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby dazedandconfused13 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Chekhov'sGun wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:I just got my acceptance email! I was not expecting that because I literally never got a status update since I submitted January 2


+1 on the surprise. Only one status update 1/26. Great surprise though!


Hey I got acceptance too but no word on scholarship/aid. Does that mean I didn't get any?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:08 am

dazedandconfused13 wrote:Hey I got acceptance too but no word on scholarship/aid. Does that mean I didn't get any?




checkin2014 wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
checkin2014 wrote:
mathwhiz87 wrote:Re: scholarship information:

I was told there were two waves of offers: one that happened in Mid-January, the second that happens in mid-February. She also said that if you don't receive anything by the end of March, you could submit a letter for reconsideration.

Was there a second wave already? Or we're still waiting?
Admitted last week and didn't hear anything regarding scholarship. Is this normal?
I thought they may send emails about it but nothing yet. :(


Appears as though no second wave yet.

Good to know. Guess we just keep waiting. :D :D

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby gbelle » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:32 am

Please sir, may I 'ave some monies?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby terrapinjetta » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:19 pm

tomjones wrote:In this morning as well! Last status date was 12/20.


Ditto. Congrats! I was seriously getting worried

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby tomjones » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:25 pm

terrapinjetta wrote:
tomjones wrote:In this morning as well! Last status date was 12/20.


Ditto. Congrats! I was seriously getting worried


As was I. Maybe we will get a few extra $ for our wait!

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby nothingspecialhere » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:17 pm

In case anyone was wondering:

I just talked with the dean of admissions. She said the first round went out to people with 169s and up, give or take a point or two, and that was in early January. She said the next round will be at the end of February (so next week?) but didn't tell me what scores would be considered. Then the last round will be at the end of March, and after that there won't be any money left over.

So to all of you who got money and don't have 169s...how did you get your money already? Was it definitely a merit scholarship, or was it based on something else?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:20 pm

nothingspecialhere wrote:In case anyone was wondering:

I just talked with the dean of admissions. She said the first round went out to people with 169s and up, give or take a point or two, and that was in early January. She said the next round will be at the end of February (so next week?) but didn't tell me what scores would be considered. Then the last round will be at the end of March, and after that there won't be any money left over.

So to all of you who got money and don't have 169s...how did you get your money already? Was it definitely a merit scholarship, or was it based on something else?

I got a merit scholarship with below a 169.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby ldlamb » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:22 pm

And I have a 169, was accepted in early december, and didn't hear anything.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby ayqueriiica » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:25 pm

how long did it take you all to receive a packet/ written letter after getting your acceptance email? It's been like 10 days since I got the email, but still no packet or scholarship info :(

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby ponyboy7 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:37 pm

I'm in! Yay!
2.9 167 URM

Sent 2/13
Decision made 2/19
Email today 2/20

It only took them eight days and I'm wondering why with my numbers. Maybe because I have legacy.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:38 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:I'm in! Yay!
2.9 167 URM

Sent 2/13
Decision made 2/19
Email today 2/20

It only took them eight days and I'm wondering why with my numbers. Maybe because I have legacy.


High LSAT and URM status would be my guess.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:49 pm

inyoureyes89 wrote:do any GW law students live in baltimore and commute? it's pretty easy to get to union station from there, and bmore is a much cheaper city.


Just an FYI, Baltimore city isn't that much cheaper (unless you're living in a sketchy area), and is definitely not much cheaper (if at all) than the Silver Spring/Bethesda/Arlington areas. The only way to make it much cheaper would be to live in a suburb near BWI (like Glen Burnie) and catch the train to the airport, but I'd definitely do Bethesda over that.

I do take the train down to DC often and the commute is fairly easy coming from Federal Hill, but you do have to catch a bus to get to Penn Station. Mount Vernon is really the only neighborhood you'd want to live in if you're looking to be able to walk to Penn station. Any other neighborhood in the city you'll probably have to drive to BWI.

-0L living in Baltimore who will be commuting the first 2.5 months if I enroll at GW or GULC.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby lawskewl13 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:50 pm

I think I'm the first rejection ITT :( 165/3.3x. Congrats on the acceptances and GL to all!!

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby whjohnso444 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:55 pm

Waitlisted with a 3.2 168. They have accepted every other applicant with a 168 should I be concerned with the rest of my cycle??

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby mes10d » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:08 pm

Just to add my .02:

Although I got accepted via email over a week ago, I have two scheduled mailings coming acc. to the status checker: one sent 2/14 (no idea why it isn't here yet, but I'm guessing it's the giant acceptance package), and the other sent 2/19. I'm guessing the second mailing will be re: $, so maybe the 2nd wave of scholarships is starting? I went from complete to accepted in four days, so that's the only reason I'm optimistic about $.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby hopeful 0L » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:17 pm

mes10d wrote:Just to add my .02:

Although I got accepted via email over a week ago, I have two scheduled mailings coming acc. to the status checker: one sent 2/14 (no idea why it isn't here yet, but I'm guessing it's the giant acceptance package), and the other sent 2/19. I'm guessing the second mailing will be re: $, so maybe the 2nd wave of scholarships is starting? I went from complete to accepted in four days, so that's the only reason I'm optimistic about $.


Check your email. The 2/14 one is probably a welcome from the gw law student ambassador, and the 2/19 a welcome from the gw law alumni association. If you don't have those emails, then perhaps your instincts are correct.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby shtein » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:15 am

This has most likely already been discussed in this thread, but I couldn't find it. My question has to do with the GW Law Financial Aid Request Form. Do we need to fill out that form to be considered for merit based grants or is that form only for need based grants?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby mes10d » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:02 am

hopeful 0L wrote:
mes10d wrote:Just to add my .02:

Although I got accepted via email over a week ago, I have two scheduled mailings coming acc. to the status checker: one sent 2/14 (no idea why it isn't here yet, but I'm guessing it's the giant acceptance package), and the other sent 2/19. I'm guessing the second mailing will be re: $, so maybe the 2nd wave of scholarships is starting? I went from complete to accepted in four days, so that's the only reason I'm optimistic about $.


Check your email. The 2/14 one is probably a welcome from the gw law student ambassador, and the 2/19 a welcome from the gw law alumni association. If you don't have those emails, then perhaps your instincts are correct.


Thanks hopeful 0L, I assumed it would just be actual mail, but you're absolutely right.
Subtracting my .02.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby philipthegreat » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:02 am

fkt18 wrote:
nothingspecialhere wrote:In case anyone was wondering:

I just talked with the dean of admissions. She said the first round went out to people with 169s and up, give or take a point or two, and that was in early January. She said the next round will be at the end of February (so next week?) but didn't tell me what scores would be considered. Then the last round will be at the end of March, and after that there won't be any money left over.

So to all of you who got money and don't have 169s...how did you get your money already? Was it definitely a merit scholarship, or was it based on something else?

I got a merit scholarship with below a 169.


Same, I'm close to median.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby haus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:51 am

philipthegreat wrote:
Same, I'm close to median.

Well, close to last years median.

Given the changes that are occurring in law school admissions, it is likely that many schools will be seeing their medians drop.




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