American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby getelodofthis » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:05 pm

yenisey wrote:
getelodofthis wrote:accepted here! but the price tag is so steep :(


When did your app got officially received indicated in the status checker? Mine was 12/22.


11/4! heard back 11/19. it was extremely speedy.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby michelekfla » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby jchavez23 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:00 am

michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?


I was accepted 1/15 and got an email with scholly info on 1/19. I don't think they give out a lot of $$$ though cause their offer was A LOT less than what I was offered at similarly ranked schools.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby annpe » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Got an email of acceptance within 7 days of submitting my application, then a follow up email about 5 days later with the $20k a year scholarship. Also got letters for both in the mail within a week of the emails. Not enough though....just wondering if everyone else is hearing back so quickly? I have a hard time believing they even reviewed the application that fast.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby dbwj787 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:54 pm

annpe wrote:Got an email of acceptance within 7 days of submitting my application, then a follow up email about 5 days later with the $20k a year scholarship. Also got letters for both in the mail within a week of the emails. Not enough though....just wondering if everyone else is hearing back so quickly? I have a hard time believing they even reviewed the application that fast.


I also heard back 7 days after, and also got the letter within the same timeframe, but haven't heard about scholarship information yet!

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby annpe » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:55 pm

dbwj787 wrote:
annpe wrote:Got an email of acceptance within 7 days of submitting my application, then a follow up email about 5 days later with the $20k a year scholarship. Also got letters for both in the mail within a week of the emails. Not enough though....just wondering if everyone else is hearing back so quickly? I have a hard time believing they even reviewed the application that fast.


I also heard back 7 days after, and also got the letter within the same timeframe, but haven't heard about scholarship information yet!



I just checked to make sure my dates were accurate. I was accepted 1/29 (Friday) and received the email about the scholarship 2/2 (Tuesday) and that was the weekend of the major snowstorm, so I guess they dole out the scholarships pretty quickly. I would almost say it is "automatic" because the turnaround was so quick.

My stats are dead on for the Median GPA (but graduated undergrad in 2.5 years with a double major) and well above 75% on LSAT. Was really hoping their scholarships would be stronger considering the price tag for a school ranked below 3 of the other law schools in the area (Georgetown, GW, and George Mason). Really wondering how open they will be to negotiating considering them likely wanting to bring up their LSAT averages.

Anyone else well above their numbers and thinking about trying to negotiate more $$$? Still waiting to hear back from GW and George Mason... :?

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby michelekfla » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:01 pm

jchavez23 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?


I was accepted 1/15 and got an email with scholly info on 1/19. I don't think they give out a lot of $$$ though cause their offer was A LOT less than what I was offered at similarly ranked schools.


it seems that way...Penn State is ranked at the same # as American and they offered me 30k per year and American just $7500/yr

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby jchavez23 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:28 pm

michelekfla wrote:
jchavez23 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?


I was accepted 1/15 and got an email with scholly info on 1/19. I don't think they give out a lot of $$$ though cause their offer was A LOT less than what I was offered at similarly ranked schools.


it seems that way...Penn State is ranked at the same # as American and they offered me 30k per year and American just $7500/yr


Yeah I had the exact same offers from both schools

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby sarahjm619 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:39 pm

jchavez23 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:
jchavez23 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?


I was accepted 1/15 and got an email with scholly info on 1/19. I don't think they give out a lot of $$$ though cause their offer was A LOT less than what I was offered at similarly ranked schools.


it seems that way...Penn State is ranked at the same # as American and they offered me 30k per year and American just $7500/yr


Yeah I had the exact same offers from both schools


Me too, except for not any scholarship from American.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby getacluenancydrew » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:07 pm

I read somewhere American doesn't tend to give more than 20k/year for $

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby DorcasPond » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:07 pm

getacluenancydrew wrote:I read somewhere American doesn't tend to give more than 20k/year for $


Did anyone else just get an unsolicited bump in merit scholarship?

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Postby CoachW » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:23 pm

DorcasPond wrote:
getacluenancydrew wrote:I read somewhere American doesn't tend to give more than 20k/year for $


Did anyone else just get an unsolicited bump in merit scholarship?


I just got one that bumped my previously $15k/year to full tuition (part time)

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby dizzylizzy » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:29 pm

I got bumped from 20k/yr to full tuition as well!

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby dcshawd » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:47 pm

After you go complete, is there ever a time where it goes to "in review" or whatever, or does it just say "complete" all throughout. I'm asking because I submitted my app on 2/16, changed to complete on 2/22 and I just got another date change today (2/26). Just want to know if that second date change means I'll be getting decision soon...if anyone experienced this.

Thanks guys.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby annpe » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:09 pm

Also got the unsolicited bump in merit scholarship from $20k a year to $35k a year....anyone who got bumped to full tuition mind pming me their numbers?

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby exam_ner » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:02 pm

I've been complete since November 5th... Starting to doubt whether they're actually going to review my application.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby yenisey » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:43 am

DorcasPond wrote:
getacluenancydrew wrote:I read somewhere American doesn't tend to give more than 20k/year for $


Did anyone else just get an unsolicited bump in merit scholarship?


Mine from 15K/yr to 25K

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby yenisey » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:49 am

annpe wrote:Also got the unsolicited bump in merit scholarship from $20k a year to $35k a year....anyone who got bumped to full tuition mind pming me their numbers?


Mine bumped from 15K to 25K/yr. Is it pretty nasty to leverage for more money?

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby annpe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:29 pm

yenisey wrote:
annpe wrote:Also got the unsolicited bump in merit scholarship from $20k a year to $35k a year....anyone who got bumped to full tuition mind pming me their numbers?


Mine bumped from 15K to 25K/yr. Is it pretty nasty to leverage for more money?



I don't think so - I'm going to meet with them and offer to commit if (and only if) they offer me full tuition. If not, I'm on waitlist at Georgetown so I will ride that out until the day that classes start and I'd gladly go there even paying full sticker. I'm worried about how competitive an American WCL degree will be in DC for Big Law - but if I can hedge my bets by going for free it's worth it to me.

Side note - what are your numbers? If you PM me I'd be happy to share mine so you can see your feasibility to get more $$

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby TheGameOfLoans » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:31 am

Applied 10/20. Admitted 10/30. Initial scholarship offer of 20K/year for 3 years on 1/19. Completely ignored it because I had better offers from Brooklyn (full and small grant), Northeastern (full and stipend), St. John's (full tuition and GENEROUS grant), and similar offers at Fordham and Boston College. (You'll notice a pattern as I only applied to schools in NYC, Boston, and DC.) I had intended on accepting at Brooklyn after my honeymoon at the end of February. Then I received the 20K->35K unsolicited bump from AUWCL on 2/26. While not a full ride, it was a more attractive scholarship offer, and I accepted my FinAid and paid my seat deposit earlier this month. Undergrad GPA 3.7. Double major in 3 years. 162 LSAT Score. Ultimately, DC is a better fit for me than either of the other two markets I applied to. Congrats to all who have gotten in/are attending. See you this fall.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby marcodelbarco » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:04 pm

Hey all,

Just Accepted to American with a 20k per year scholarship but I got better offers from Wake Forest and Northeastern (full tuition). I'd love to come here for their strong international law program but the price tag might be too steep to justify. Is there any way to negotiate for more money without physically visiting the campus? (I'm very new to this) Any help would be appreciated. Congrats to all who got in!

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby UpstateXO » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:08 pm

Withdrew yesterday with $35k scholarship. Hope the spot and money goes to one of you TLSers!!

Also- I definitely recommend negotiating your scholarship, especially if the initial bump was unsolicited. Seems like admissions got a better grasp of their incoming class and finances and had a lot more money open up.

Good luck to all!!

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby tmc682 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:16 am

michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?



I am having the same issue. I spoke with them and they said merit money was exhausted. All people who received merit, got their decision on March 16th I believe. I have been told the amount of debt I would be in is not worth it.

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby michelekfla » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:46 pm

tmc682 wrote:
michelekfla wrote:Applied 1/14
Complete 1/19
Accepted (email) 1/29

I really like this school but without $$$ doesn't seem worth the cost. It says scholly info isn't in acceptance email. Does anyone know how long after acceptance they send $$$ email?



I am having the same issue. I spoke with them and they said merit money was exhausted. All people who received merit, got their decision on March 16th I believe. I have been told the amount of debt I would be in is not worth it.


Just withdrew so that frees up 45k!

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Re: American University c/o 2019 (2015-2016 applicants)

Postby osgiliath » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:39 pm

Just got Waitlist email for Part Time program. LSAT above 170, GPA under 3.0. Currently working in DC and want to stay. What gives?




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