GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby KatyMarie » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Applied 11/28. Complete 12/2. Accepted 12/10. (169/3.9)

I went to GSU Undergrad and absolutely loved it. Great school and it's a fantastic $$ value. They're also going to have a new building in 2015 I think :)

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Postby goldgirl786 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Is there a general time period for which one stays under preliminary review for? Any consensus on that??

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby rduffy5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Waitlisted. I was close to their medians, but slightly below. Honestly I'm kind of happy to get out of the "Preliminary Review" status I was in for 2 months.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby SailorMoon9543 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:44 pm

I received an e-mail saying the committee needed to review my file again and that a decision could not be reached at this time. On the status checker, it says "requires second review." Is this the same thing as being waitlisted? I'm from Florida, not Georgia, not sure if that makes a difference on their decision...

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby goldgirl786 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:50 pm

SailorMoon9543 wrote:I received an e-mail saying the committee needed to review my file again and that a decision could not be reached at this time. On the status checker, it says "requires second review." Is this the same thing as being waitlisted? I'm from Florida, not Georgia, not sure if that makes a difference on their decision...


I received the same email...kind of shocked to be honest. But yeah is that the same as being waitlisted? Well the email says "being held," does yours say that?

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby SailorMoon9543 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:53 pm

Yes....March 15th! I hope we get a decision quicker than that.

"The Admissions Selection Committee has reviewed your file, however, a final decision cannot be made at this time. A second review by the Committee is needed.

Because of the number of worthy applications we receive each year, decisions do not always come easily. Therefore, your file will be placed on hold until a further review is complete.

It is our hope to have a final admissions decision made by March 15th."

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Postby rduffy5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:55 pm

SailorMoon9543 wrote:Yes....March 15th! I hope we get a decision quicker than that.

"The Admissions Selection Committee has reviewed your file, however, a final decision cannot be made at this time. A second review by the Committee is needed.

Because of the number of worthy applications we receive each year, decisions do not always come easily. Therefore, your file will be placed on hold until a further review is complete.

It is our hope to have a final admissions decision made by March 15th."


I had the same email, and I too am from out of state. I assumed it was a waitlist, which is why I wrote that in my above post. It sure sounds like a waitlist.

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Postby ImgoingtoGSU » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:46 pm

After nearly a month under preliminary review my status now says Ready for Commitee as of 12/18. It also says that the committee will begin reviewing applications in January.

I did not receive an additional email.


I hope this bodes well. :)

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby SailorMoon9543 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:50 pm

Found this article...
http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/law-s ... -the-hold/

Pretty funny. HOPE IT'S TRUE :)

"1. What’s the difference between a ‘Hold’ and being waitlisted?

The difference between a hold and a waitlist can be huge. As with all admission decisions, be sure to check with the school to make sure precisely where you stand, but for the most part you should be hoping for a hold. Remember that blind date you went on? Not the one from Craigslist with different parts than you expected – the one with that hot blonde*? A waitlisting is when you called her for a date on Friday and she said she already had plans, but you should totally call her next Wednesday to see if she’s free. A hold is when she says that she has to see if she can change her schedule, then texts you a few minutes later to ask where you’d like to meet.

When you’re waitlisted, a decision has typically already been made, and the school likes someone else better than you. Like that blonde, they’re waiting to hear back from their preferred applicants before extending you an offer. Your best bet is to send additional, high-quality materials if requested (don’t if you aren’t unless you call and they specifically say okay) and hope that a lot of students say no to the law school, thus freeing up positions for you. You also might want to call that bookish brunette who’s a little wild in the sack, otherwise known as a lower-ranked law school."

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby KatyMarie » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:59 am

Does anybody know about scholarship money to GA State?

Just got my acceptance letter in the mail....with no scholarship info. Do they send scholarship information separately?

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby JNS04 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:25 pm

What are your GPA/ LSATs if you all don't mind sharing (Those admitted). & if URM?

Just want to get an idea of what they're looking for.

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Postby KatyMarie » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:51 pm

JNS04 wrote:What are your GPA/ LSATs if you all don't mind sharing (Those admitted). & if URM?

Just want to get an idea of what they're looking for.


I'm 169/4.0 Non-URM. I applied to have an acceptance at a safety regional school, so my numbers might not be super helpful.

I was honestly kind of surprised to get not any scholarship offer at all though. :/

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby elideep » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:03 pm

KatyMarie wrote:
JNS04 wrote:What are your GPA/ LSATs if you all don't mind sharing (Those admitted). & if URM?

Just want to get an idea of what they're looking for.


I'm 169/4.0 Non-URM. I applied to have an acceptance at a safety regional school, so my numbers might not be super helpful.

I was honestly kind of surprised to get not any scholarship offer at all though. :/



When I talked to admissions they said they hadn't started reviewing for scholarships yet, and that they were sending me a form to apply to a scholly for folks over 25. So I think scholly info will come sometime next month.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby elideep » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:03 pm

JNS04 wrote:What are your GPA/ LSATs if you all don't mind sharing (Those admitted). & if URM?

Just want to get an idea of what they're looking for.



168 lsdas GPA 3.06 degree GPA 3.96.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby KatyMarie » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:06 pm

elideep wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:
JNS04 wrote:What are your GPA/ LSATs if you all don't mind sharing (Those admitted). & if URM?

Just want to get an idea of what they're looking for.


I'm 169/4.0 Non-URM. I applied to have an acceptance at a safety regional school, so my numbers might not be super helpful.

I was honestly kind of surprised to get not any scholarship offer at all though. :/



When I talked to admissions they said they hadn't started reviewing for scholarships yet, and that they were sending me a form to apply to a scholly for folks over 25. So I think scholly info will come sometime next month.


Oh okay awesome!

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby codyal90 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:25 am

158/3.51. I had met a large number of people over there though through work with the Board of Regents from being Student Body President at my former institution. My numbers may be a little lower than others so I am not sure if my stats help or not.

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Postby garrettnicole92 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:41 pm

3.7/160, I'm waiting on scholarship info too.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby doubledawg3378 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:38 pm

rduffy5 wrote:
SailorMoon9543 wrote:Yes....March 15th! I hope we get a decision quicker than that.

"The Admissions Selection Committee has reviewed your file, however, a final decision cannot be made at this time. A second review by the Committee is needed.

Because of the number of worthy applications we receive each year, decisions do not always come easily. Therefore, your file will be placed on hold until a further review is complete.

It is our hope to have a final admissions decision made by March 15th."


I had the same email, and I too am from out of state. I assumed it was a waitlist, which is why I wrote that in my above post. It sure sounds like a waitlist.



I don't think it means Waitlisted. I feel like they'd say Waitlisted if it was, you know.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:02 pm

I got accepted to GSU via phone call quite a while back and I still haven't gotten my letter.
So I called up there and they said that they would "look into it."

I really need some scholarship information here.
Does anyone know when we should expect it?

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby elideep » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:10 pm

garrettnicole92 wrote:I got accepted to GSU via phone call quite a while back and I still haven't gotten my letter.
So I called up there and they said that they would "look into it."

I really need some scholarship information here.
Does anyone know when we should expect it?



It seems like their office is a bit of a mess. I was told during my acceptance phone call that I'd get a form for a scholarship for students 25 and older with my acceptance package but didn't. Then I emailed about it and was told it was with my acceptance email. It wasn't. Finally got it sent to me, and it asks for my parents' income info. I'm 28 and have been independent for ten years. Why ask for parents' income for a scholarship for older students?!

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby CJ Cregg » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:41 pm

In just now! First response, as I submitted my applications the last days of December. Super fast turnaround! Pretty excited!!

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Postby garrettnicole92 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:29 pm

elideep wrote:
garrettnicole92 wrote:I got accepted to GSU via phone call quite a while back and I still haven't gotten my letter.
So I called up there and they said that they would "look into it."

I really need some scholarship information here.
Does anyone know when we should expect it?



It seems like their office is a bit of a mess. I was told during my acceptance phone call that I'd get a form for a scholarship for students 25 and older with my acceptance package but didn't. Then I emailed about it and was told it was with my acceptance email. It wasn't. Finally got it sent to me, and it asks for my parents' income info. I'm 28 and have been independent for ten years. Why ask for parents' income for a scholarship for older students?!


That's the vibe I'm getting from them as well/ I finally got the letter in the mail today, but no scholarship info included. Ugh.

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Re: GA State C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby doubledawg3378 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:10 am

I think I have determined GA State is my #1... if I got that dreaded "Second Review Pending" e-mail, any suggestions on what to do next? Send an addendum, a letter, call, go to Admissions and "meet" everyone...?

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Postby SailorMoon9543 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:20 am

[quote="doubledawg3378"]I think I have determined GA State is my #1... if I got that dreaded "Second Review Pending" e-mail, any suggestions on what to do next? Send an addendum, a letter, call, go to Admissions and "meet" everyone...?[/quoteI]

I am currently in "Second Review Pending"...does anyone know when this second review will occur???

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Postby doubledawg3378 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:43 am

SailorMoon9543 wrote:
doubledawg3378 wrote:I think I have determined GA State is my #1... if I got that dreaded "Second Review Pending" e-mail, any suggestions on what to do next? Send an addendum, a letter, call, go to Admissions and "meet" everyone...?[/quoteI]

I am currently in "Second Review Pending"...does anyone know when this second review will occur???


We are supposed to know for sure by March 15th




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