WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

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Why are you applying to WUSTL?

Dream School
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Reach
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Safety App
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Super Splitter & applying everywhere (lolfml)
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For Scholarship Negotiation
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smr411

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby smr411 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:30 am

Trying to figure out whether to ED or apply regular decision. I like the idea of full-tuition ED admit, but I see people with comparative numbers to mine getting scholly offers of full tuition+. I have a 168 LSAT, 3.76 GPA. Thoughts on ED?
Also, are interviews offered only to people who have applied? I am holding off on my application until I visit this weekend, but I feel like it would be advantageous to my chances if I were to interview while there.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby laowhynot109 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:31 am

excuse the potentially dumb question, but we don't need to apply or do anything special for scholarship after being accepted, right?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby DaydreamNation » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:02 pm

smr411 wrote:Trying to figure out whether to ED or apply regular decision. I like the idea of full-tuition ED admit, but I see people with comparative numbers to mine getting scholly offers of full tuition+. I have a 168 LSAT, 3.76 GPA. Thoughts on ED?
Also, are interviews offered only to people who have applied? I am holding off on my application until I visit this weekend, but I feel like it would be advantageous to my chances if I were to interview while there.

Unless you truly only want to go to WashU I wouldn't ED, and even then there's a decent chance if you don't ED you'll either be offered a stipend or be able to negotiate up to a stipend with acceptances at higher ranked schools.

laowhynot109 wrote:excuse the potentially dumb question, but we don't need to apply or do anything special for scholarship after being accepted, right?

Correct. All applicants are automatically considered.

yqjyqj

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby yqjyqj » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:08 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby emx0824 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:27 pm

I submitted Saturday and still have not gotten an interview request. A little concerned - should I?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby hotdog96 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 pm

emx0824 wrote:I submitted Saturday and still have not gotten an interview request. A little concerned - should I?


No concern necessary. I submitted 10/16 and have not heard anything

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby ghostlyyy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 am

Does WUSTL give travel stipends for accepted students to visit? If so, do you have to visit during the accepted students weekend? Considering I got a full tuition scholarship I figure I need to visit and seriously assess whether I would actually be able to live in St. Louis for 3 years (spent last 4 in undergrad in DC...)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby yqjyqj » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:48 am

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:51 am

yqjyqj wrote:
ghostlyyy wrote:Does WUSTL give travel stipends for accepted students to visit? If so, do you have to visit during the accepted students weekend? Considering I got a full tuition scholarship I figure I need to visit and seriously assess whether I would actually be able to live in St. Louis for 3 years (spent last 4 in undergrad in DC...)


Yes they do. I I haven't even received a decision yet but was told I could get a stipend for visiting.

I'm going to sound like a noob asking this, but how would you go about asking for one? Do you just email and ask or is there something specific you have to do?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:55 am

Mikey wrote:
yqjyqj wrote:
ghostlyyy wrote:Does WUSTL give travel stipends for accepted students to visit? If so, do you have to visit during the accepted students weekend? Considering I got a full tuition scholarship I figure I need to visit and seriously assess whether I would actually be able to live in St. Louis for 3 years (spent last 4 in undergrad in DC...)


Yes they do. I I haven't even received a decision yet but was told I could get a stipend for visiting.

I'm going to sound like a noob asking this, but how would you go about asking for one? Do you just email and ask or is there something specific you have to do?

Just send them an email. I think they do it on a case by case basis, for me they booked a couple nights at the conference center right next to the law school.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Just send them an email. I think they do it on a case by case basis, for me they booked a couple nights at the conference center right next to the law school.

Ahh alrighty, thanks! :)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:55 am

Got my Skype interview tomorrow. What did people (particularly males) wear? I know instinct is to dress as formally as possible but mine is at 8pm and I'm planning on being on my university campus all day so would rather not wear a suit.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:29 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Got my Skype interview tomorrow. What did people (particularly males) wear? I know instinct is to dress as formally as possible but mine is at 8pm and I'm planning on being on my university campus all day so would rather not wear a suit.


I did mine seated in an office, so I wore a dress shirt and put on a necktie just before the interview.
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby emx0824 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:57 pm

Application in on last Saturday, got an interview request today.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby urmlaw17 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:53 pm

yqjyqj wrote:Just interviewed with the assistant dean.I was asked (not in the same order): 1. Why law? Why law degree in US? (I'm international, currently in US) 2. Tell me about a failure you've experienced 3. What do you anticipate to be a hurdle in your future law career? 4. Tell me about the diversity you can bring to WashU. 5. Future career aspirations?

None of the questions were related to my resume, PS or student record, probably because they haven't gotten a chance to look at it. I feel my interview was somewhat atypical; some questions were curveball questions (esp. 2 and 3) honestly speaking. Thoughts?



Did you interview prior to submitting your application?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby urmlaw17 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:55 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Got my Skype interview tomorrow. What did people (particularly males) wear? I know instinct is to dress as formally as possible but mine is at 8pm and I'm planning on being on my university campus all day so would rather not wear a suit.



I am planning to wear a button up shirt with a tie.

Debating whether to wear my glasses or not.

Good luck!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby yqjyqj » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby yqjyqj » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:10 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:33 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Got my Skype interview tomorrow. What did people (particularly males) wear? I know instinct is to dress as formally as possible but mine is at 8pm and I'm planning on being on my university campus all day so would rather not wear a suit.


I wore a jacket, dress shirt and tie (with basketball shorts since I was at home lol)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:45 pm

What’s been the average elapsed time between getting your admissions decision and getting your scholarship info?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:09 am

HenryHankPalmer wrote:What’s been the average elapsed time between getting your admissions decision and getting your scholarship info?

My scholarship came in exactly a week later, but it should be noted that the stipend came in about 30 minutes after the tuition offer.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:26 am

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:13 am

In yesterday evening!! :D

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Cooley_Or_Bust » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:02 am

AaronCarter wrote:In yesterday evening!! :D


Congrats! What day did the admissions interviewer submit your app to the committee?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:04 am

Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:In yesterday evening!! :D


Congrats! What day did the admissions interviewer submit your app to the committee?



This past Monday!
The 30th of October



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