Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawcapture » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:06 pm

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20171lhopeful wrote:How long does it take generally for Georgetown to respond to RD applicants? I submitted end of October but I'm not in the states so cannot check if I've received any mail. I haven't received a rejection email yet so I'm hoping that's a good sign.


From my (not that in-depth) searches, it seems like anywhere from 2-4 weeks so far.


Don't think there is a rigid timeline they adhere to. I submitted back September 20th and haven't heard anything other than getting an interview invite which I had to decline.

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Postby BrittanyJeream » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:18 pm

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BrittanyJeream wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:How long does it take generally for Georgetown to respond to RD applicants? I submitted end of October but I'm not in the states so cannot check if I've received any mail. I haven't received a rejection email yet so I'm hoping that's a good sign.


From my (not that in-depth) searches, it seems like anywhere from 2-4 weeks so far.


Don't think there is a rigid timeline they adhere to. I submitted back September 20th and haven't heard anything other than getting an interview invite which I had to decline.


Ah. Makes sense since I was only looking at "acceptances" so far.

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Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:01 pm

BrittanyJeream wrote:
lawcapture wrote:
BrittanyJeream wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:How long does it take generally for Georgetown to respond to RD applicants? I submitted end of October but I'm not in the states so cannot check if I've received any mail. I haven't received a rejection email yet so I'm hoping that's a good sign.


From my (not that in-depth) searches, it seems like anywhere from 2-4 weeks so far.


Don't think there is a rigid timeline they adhere to. I submitted back September 20th and haven't heard anything other than getting an interview invite which I had to decline.


Ah. Makes sense since I was only looking at "acceptances" so far.


I went complete 9/29 and haven't heard back at all. No interview request, maybe because I'm in Cali. Probably not a good sign :(

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Postby Aquinas » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:35 pm

In via mail, as of last Friday. The acceptance letter included a handwritten note from Dean Cornblatt, which was a very nice touch.

App went complete 10/26 or 10/27. No interview; no supplemental essays. Above both 75th %iles.

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Postby fazzvm56 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:20 pm

I think they may only be admitting easy admits right now, that's what it looks like on LSN

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Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:44 pm

fazzvm56 wrote:I think they may only be admitting easy admits right now, that's what it looks like on LSN

So do you think if we haven't heard back and have gone complete earlier than some other admits, it's not necessarily a ding?

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Postby studyingeveryday » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:36 pm

How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?

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Postby pizzagoblin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:10 am

studyingeveryday wrote:How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?


The optional essays have a 250 word count limit. Not sure if this also applies to the Why X essay, though.

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Postby fazzvm56 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:19 am

pleaseclassof2020 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:I think they may only be admitting easy admits right now, that's what it looks like on LSN

So do you think if we haven't heard back and have gone complete earlier than some other admits, it's not necessarily a ding?


Yeah. From the look of LSN, it seems like they're accepting people that are easy admits but holding people that may be borderline. I wouldn't say it would be a bad thing! Maybe just giving our apps a little more attention :)

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:57 am

pizzagoblin wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?


The optional essays have a 250 word count limit. Not sure if this also applies to the Why X essay, though.


I didn't even consider this--did anyone else write a Why Georgetown? If so, did you keep it 250 words or no?

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Postby Dodocogon » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:16 pm

Talked to one of my recommenders today, said he got an email from someone in admissions last Friday; not really sure of the specifics of it, but was something along the lines of thanks for writing a LOR and they're really helpful for distinguishing applicants... not sure if generic or what, but he said he'd reply to it.

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Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:19 pm

fazzvm56 wrote:
pleaseclassof2020 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:I think they may only be admitting easy admits right now, that's what it looks like on LSN

So do you think if we haven't heard back and have gone complete earlier than some other admits, it's not necessarily a ding?


Yeah. From the look of LSN, it seems like they're accepting people that are easy admits but holding people that may be borderline. I wouldn't say it would be a bad thing! Maybe just giving our apps a little more attention :)


Alrighty, thanks! Still wary of a waitlist/ding but you're giving me some hope!

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:02 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:
pizzagoblin wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?


The optional essays have a 250 word count limit. Not sure if this also applies to the Why X essay, though.


I didn't even consider this--did anyone else write a Why Georgetown? If so, did you keep it 250 words or no?


Follow up question: to those who wrote a Why Georgetown, how long was it? Mine is looking to be almost two pages, and I'm wondering if I should shorten it considering they only want their optional essays to be only 250 words. (I would submit this in addition to an optional essay).

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Postby Christinabruin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:42 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
pizzagoblin wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?


The optional essays have a 250 word count limit. Not sure if this also applies to the Why X essay, though.


I didn't even consider this--did anyone else write a Why Georgetown? If so, did you keep it 250 words or no?


Follow up question: to those who wrote a Why Georgetown, how long was it? Mine is looking to be almost two pages, and I'm wondering if I should shorten it considering they only want their optional essays to be only 250 words. (I would submit this in addition to an optional essay).


I called the admissions office yesterday and they said they don't give any page limit to the Personal Statement, DS, or Why X essays. I would still keep it under 2 pages! My Georgetown Why X is almost 2 pages double-spaced.

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:14 pm

Christinabruin wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
pizzagoblin wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:How long were your why Georgetown essays? Will a page and a half be okay or should I stick to one page?


The optional essays have a 250 word count limit. Not sure if this also applies to the Why X essay, though.


I didn't even consider this--did anyone else write a Why Georgetown? If so, did you keep it 250 words or no?


Follow up question: to those who wrote a Why Georgetown, how long was it? Mine is looking to be almost two pages, and I'm wondering if I should shorten it considering they only want their optional essays to be only 250 words. (I would submit this in addition to an optional essay).


I called the admissions office yesterday and they said they don't give any page limit to the Personal Statement, DS, or Why X essays. I would still keep it under 2 pages! My Georgetown Why X is almost 2 pages double-spaced.


Thank you so much!

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Postby Beads2017 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:43 pm

I was accepted a few weeks ago, but the letter didn't mention anything about scholarships. Does that mean I wasn't offered one? When do they tend to start sending those out?

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Postby 88234 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Just completed my interview. What's the usual turnaround from interview to decision?

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Postby StopLawying » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:05 pm

Guys I have a 164, over 4 GPA. Retaking in december but have all my apps ready to go. I'm about to send in my apps now, with the thinking that I'll either be accepted or put on wait list (according to mylsn). If waitlisted I plan on updating them with my dec score, and all my apps stuff will have already been processed. Before doing this though I wanted to ask if I'm doing the right thing by sending in my apps now instead of waiting for my dec score. Can anyone let me know if there's any downside? TIA

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Postby 88234 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:07 pm

StopLawying wrote:Guys I have a 164, over 4 GPA. Retaking in december but have all my apps ready to go. I'm about to send in my apps now, with the thinking that I'll either be accepted or put on wait list (according to mylsn). If waitlisted I plan on updating them with my dec score, and all my apps stuff will have already been processed. Before doing this though I wanted to ask if I'm doing the right thing by sending in my apps now instead of waiting for my dec score. Can anyone let me know if there's any downside? TIA


You've literally already asked this in your own personal thread. Please don't litter.

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Postby StopLawying » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:30 pm

88234 wrote:
StopLawying wrote:Guys I have a 164, over 4 GPA. Retaking in december but have all my apps ready to go. I'm about to send in my apps now, with the thinking that I'll either be accepted or put on wait list (according to mylsn). If waitlisted I plan on updating them with my dec score, and all my apps stuff will have already been processed. Before doing this though I wanted to ask if I'm doing the right thing by sending in my apps now instead of waiting for my dec score. Can anyone let me know if there's any downside? TIA


You've literally already asked this in your own personal thread. Please don't litter.


Gottya, sry about that.

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:01 pm

Another app question about the resume: so, the resume asks us to list our scholarships. Should we be listing the amount of money the scholarship gave us or just the scholarship name?

Also, the prompt says to "describe...extracurricular/community activities, including nature and length of involvement."
On my resume, I wrote in detail about a few of my extracurricular activities, and listed the others without going into depth about them. My resume is already at two pages. Based on this prompt, do I really need to also describe the activities I put in a list? I don't think I should add a third page, and I think the ones that are simply listed are self-explanatory enough.

Thank you!

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Postby legallyadog » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:17 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:Another app question about the resume: so, the resume asks us to list our scholarships. Should we be listing the amount of money the scholarship gave us or just the scholarship name?

Also, the prompt says to "describe...extracurricular/community activities, including nature and length of involvement."
On my resume, I wrote in detail about a few of my extracurricular activities, and listed the others without going into depth about them. My resume is already at two pages. Based on this prompt, do I really need to also describe the activities I put in a list? I don't think I should add a third page, and I think the ones that are simply listed are self-explanatory enough.

Thank you!


My rule of thumb is unless you were in a leadership position for extracurriculars then you should just list them. A 3 page resume is too long.

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:32 pm

legallyadog wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:Another app question about the resume: so, the resume asks us to list our scholarships. Should we be listing the amount of money the scholarship gave us or just the scholarship name?

Also, the prompt says to "describe...extracurricular/community activities, including nature and length of involvement."
On my resume, I wrote in detail about a few of my extracurricular activities, and listed the others without going into depth about them. My resume is already at two pages. Based on this prompt, do I really need to also describe the activities I put in a list? I don't think I should add a third page, and I think the ones that are simply listed are self-explanatory enough.

Thank you!


My rule of thumb is unless you were in a leadership position for extracurriculars then you should just list them. A 3 page resume is too long.


I figured, thanks! Anyone have any insight into the scholarship question?

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Postby govlife » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:57 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:Another app question about the resume: so, the resume asks us to list our scholarships. Should we be listing the amount of money the scholarship gave us or just the scholarship name?

Also, the prompt says to "describe...extracurricular/community activities, including nature and length of involvement."
On my resume, I wrote in detail about a few of my extracurricular activities, and listed the others without going into depth about them. My resume is already at two pages. Based on this prompt, do I really need to also describe the activities I put in a list? I don't think I should add a third page, and I think the ones that are simply listed are self-explanatory enough.

Thank you!

I didn't think they were interested in amounts, just achievements or honors, so I listed the scholarship and what it's purpose or requirements were. For example "Transfer Success Scholarship, 2015-2016- for transfer students with exceptional academic achievement"



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