George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sec_undergrad » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:53 pm

Got my admissions package in the mail a day or so after I got a holiday card from them. I now understand why there is a $3,000 seat deposit.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:36 am

studyingeveryday wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:Anyone planning on going to the Open House thing on February 8th? March 31st for the preview day doesn't work for me.

Emailed the office for more details on the open house though.


i didn't even realize they had an open house then! =o that would be a much more doable option for me actually. let us know what they say!

Actually, do you mind linking where you found the open house info? i'm looking on their website but can't find it. Thank you!


Both are within the admitted students portal, so make sure you're logged on there!

Note about it at the top of the preview day page - https://my.law.gwu.edu/AdmittedStudents ... w-Day.aspx

then the details of an event in DC the same day are on the admitted students gathering page - https://my.law.gwu.edu/AdmittedStudents ... rings.aspx

So I'm assuming they're the same thing, but I was emailing the office to see if there was any organized tours/class visits at the school that day or if it needs to be registered as an individual visit... Either way I'm making my visit that day haha


thanks so much! do you mind keeping me updated on what they say?


Yeah! For you and everyone else, here's the info on the day -

Thank you so much for being in touch about our planned Open House on February 8. We are holding this as a sort-of "mini-Preview Day" so that those, like you, who are unable to visit on March 31 have another opportunity to do so. The schedule is still being finalized for the day, but it will likely involve a tour, class visit, and student life panel in the afternoon, followed by the reception at Morgan Lewis in the evening. While the two events are not the same, we did schedule the Open House to coordinate with the evening's admitted student and alumni reception, which is held by the Alumni Office.


So separate events but connected in a way - I'll be attending, for sure.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:32 am

sec_undergrad wrote:Got my admissions package in the mail a day or so after I got a holiday card from them. I now understand why there is a $3,000 seat deposit.


Right?!?!? I'd gladly take a cheaper package if it meant cheaper seat deposit/more money for them to give :lol:

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby journalisttolaw » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 pm

How soon after going complete have people been hearing back? I went complete today (I know, impatient, just trying to figure it out). I'm LSAT >75%, GPA <25% FWIW

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby studyingeveryday » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:20 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:Anyone planning on going to the Open House thing on February 8th? March 31st for the preview day doesn't work for me.

Emailed the office for more details on the open house though.


i didn't even realize they had an open house then! =o that would be a much more doable option for me actually. let us know what they say!

Actually, do you mind linking where you found the open house info? i'm looking on their website but can't find it. Thank you!


Both are within the admitted students portal, so make sure you're logged on there!

Note about it at the top of the preview day page - https://my.law.gwu.edu/AdmittedStudents ... w-Day.aspx

then the details of an event in DC the same day are on the admitted students gathering page - https://my.law.gwu.edu/AdmittedStudents ... rings.aspx

So I'm assuming they're the same thing, but I was emailing the office to see if there was any organized tours/class visits at the school that day or if it needs to be registered as an individual visit... Either way I'm making my visit that day haha


thanks so much! do you mind keeping me updated on what they say?


Yeah! For you and everyone else, here's the info on the day -

Thank you so much for being in touch about our planned Open House on February 8. We are holding this as a sort-of "mini-Preview Day" so that those, like you, who are unable to visit on March 31 have another opportunity to do so. The schedule is still being finalized for the day, but it will likely involve a tour, class visit, and student life panel in the afternoon, followed by the reception at Morgan Lewis in the evening. While the two events are not the same, we did schedule the Open House to coordinate with the evening's admitted student and alumni reception, which is held by the Alumni Office.


So separate events but connected in a way - I'll be attending, for sure.


thanks for the update! will probably be attending that day as well

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tparty » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:28 pm

journalisttolaw wrote:How soon after going complete have people been hearing back? I went complete today (I know, impatient, just trying to figure it out). I'm LSAT >75%, GPA <25% FWIW


It really depends. I've seen people hear back after 2 weeks while I've been under review since 11/1... I also have the exact opposite numbers situation as you - I think when you're an obvious accept/deny you hear back sooner.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:27 am

tparty wrote:
journalisttolaw wrote:How soon after going complete have people been hearing back? I went complete today (I know, impatient, just trying to figure it out). I'm LSAT >75%, GPA <25% FWIW


It really depends. I've seen people hear back after 2 weeks while I've been under review since 11/1... I also have the exact opposite numbers situation as you - I think when you're an obvious accept/deny you hear back sooner.


If it helps, with similar stats I heard back 11 business days later. (I got in with a 3/4ths scholarship, btw)

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rubbishdump » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:41 am

Did not apply, but a $3000 seat deposit? Rich kids only, I guess. jfc

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AJordan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:19 am

They just want to know that someone who sends in a deposit is an almost guaranteed seat. Nothing really stops people from sending in three or four different $250 deposits while using the schools as "just in case" backups for their ideal position. GW's just guarding against that uncertainty. When you have that many seats to fill it's probably not the easiest thing in the world to do to find 30 or 40 applicants in the summer these days with numbers to replace deposit gamers who ultimately decided to go to WUSTL, or who finally got into UVA etc.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 am

AJordan wrote:They just want to know that someone who sends in a deposit is an almost guaranteed seat. Nothing really stops people from sending in three or four different $250 deposits while using the schools as "just in case" backups for their ideal position. GW's just guarding against that uncertainty. When you have that many seats to fill it's probably not the easiest thing in the world to do to find 30 or 40 applicants in the summer these days with numbers to replace deposit gamers who ultimately decided to go to WUSTL, or who finally got into UVA etc.


Even so, 3k is steep. I could see like two or three installments of 500.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AJordan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:45 am

In the days of people shelling out 5-10 grand for the whole process of just applying to law school I don't really think 3k is all that steep for its designed purpose.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Checking in. Submitted this week with Dec LSAT

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PDX4343 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:51 pm

AJordan wrote:In the days of people shelling out 5-10 grand for the whole process of just applying to law school I don't really think 3k is all that steep for its designed purpose.


I see your point, but a $3,000 deposit is definitely going to turn off some people who might have ended up attending. I certainly don't know where the $3,000 would come from if I decide to attend.

Also, lots of us have used fee waivers almost exclusively to apply to schools, making the total cost of the application process in the few hundreds range rather than few thousand.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AJordan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:36 am

Good point. Though I think a phone call would help in that aspect. I can't imagine they wouldn't defer some of that cost for someone who really wanted to attend but didn't have 3k liquid.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tparty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:09 pm

Is anybody else wondering why GW hasn't had a wave of decisions since Dec 15? That's almost a month of nothing

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Postby sorence » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:16 pm

tparty wrote:Is anybody else wondering why GW hasn't had a wave of decisions since Dec 15? That's almost a month of nothing


I've been sitting on it, a bit anxious. This first wave in January on LSN was this week though, so I wouldn't be too worried.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tparty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:37 pm

sorence wrote:
tparty wrote:Is anybody else wondering why GW hasn't had a wave of decisions since Dec 15? That's almost a month of nothing


I've been sitting on it, a bit anxious. This first wave in January on LSN was this week though, so I wouldn't be too worried.


Fingers crossed :roll:

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:45 pm

sorence wrote:
tparty wrote:Is anybody else wondering why GW hasn't had a wave of decisions since Dec 15? That's almost a month of nothing


I've been sitting on it, a bit anxious. This first wave in January on LSN was this week though, so I wouldn't be too worried.


My guess is that a couple of things may be the cause:

1. Holidays
2. They're waiting for December LSATers to apply so that they can get a better sense of the applicant pool.

Best of luck!! Hope y'all get in soon :D

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby StopLawying » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:54 pm

OMG, status checker switched to "decision made" just now. How long does it take to receive email with decision?

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Postby sorence » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:56 pm

StopLawying wrote:OMG, status checker switched to "decision made" just now. How long does it take to receive email with decision?


!! I just checked mine and I'm in the same boat! No idea as far as timing is concerned.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tparty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:01 pm

Just went decision made.......... freaking out

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby StopLawying » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:08 pm

Looks like we won't be getting the email tonight, I've read through the beginning of the thread and people got notified the next business day.

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Postby tparty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:22 pm

StopLawying wrote:Looks like we won't be getting the email tonight, I've read through the beginning of the thread and people got notified the next business day.


Every one I've read people found out a few hours later. Maybe they didn't post on here until the next day but I'm pretty sure they e-mail you the same day each time.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby StopLawying » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:26 pm

tparty wrote:
StopLawying wrote:Looks like we won't be getting the email tonight, I've read through the beginning of the thread and people got notified the next business day.


Every one I've read people found out a few hours later. Maybe they didn't post on here until the next day but I'm pretty sure they e-mail you the same day each time.


Sry then, good news though!

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Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tparty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:30 pm

StopLawying wrote:
tparty wrote:
StopLawying wrote:Looks like we won't be getting the email tonight, I've read through the beginning of the thread and people got notified the next business day.


Every one I've read people found out a few hours later. Maybe they didn't post on here until the next day but I'm pretty sure they e-mail you the same day each time.


Sry then, good news though!


Here's hoping!!



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