George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DaydreamNation » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm

of2273 wrote:I went complete 12/26. When should I expect to hear back? I know last cycle around this time people were hearing back within 2 or 3 weeks of completion.

Applications are up across the board and so all schools are taking longer. I wouldn't base expectations on last year's cycle. FWIW I've been complete for over a month and in review since 12/7 without hearing anything.

I'm a splitter though, although I'm a few points above their 75th percentile for LSAT.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Mikey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:42 pm

how long did it take u guys to go from received to complete

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Postby of2273 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 pm

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of2273 wrote:I went complete 12/26. When should I expect to hear back? I know last cycle around this time people were hearing back within 2 or 3 weeks of completion.

Applications are up across the board and so all schools are taking longer. I wouldn't base expectations on last year's cycle. FWIW I've been complete for over a month and in review since 12/7 without hearing anything.

I'm a splitter though, although I'm a few points above their 75th percentile for LSAT.


Oh wow I didn't even realize there was a UR for GW. How long after completion did you go UR?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DaydreamNation » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:28 pm

of2273 wrote:
DaydreamNation wrote:
of2273 wrote:I went complete 12/26. When should I expect to hear back? I know last cycle around this time people were hearing back within 2 or 3 weeks of completion.

Applications are up across the board and so all schools are taking longer. I wouldn't base expectations on last year's cycle. FWIW I've been complete for over a month and in review since 12/7 without hearing anything.

I'm a splitter though, although I'm a few points above their 75th percentile for LSAT.


Oh wow I didn't even realize there was a UR for GW. How long after completion did you go UR?

I think mine skipped straight from "Received" to "In Review" but I'm not sure. Either way I was "In Review" about two days after they got my app.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby znasca » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:12 pm

Just went Decision Made

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Postby DaydreamNation » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:16 pm

znasca wrote:Just went Decision Made

Same, within the last few hours!

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Postby wolfonlawstreet » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:19 pm

DaydreamNation wrote:
znasca wrote:Just went Decision Made

Same, within the last few hours!


Same! Fingers crossed!
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Postby Mikey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:21 pm

how long did it take people to go from received to complete.. it's been quite some damn time for me...

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Postby of2273 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Can people who just went decision made share their timelines?

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Postby DaydreamNation » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:28 pm

of2273 wrote:Can people who just went decision made share their timelines?

Received 12/5 and complete later that day I think
In Review 12/7
Decision Made 1/8

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Postby wolfonlawstreet » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:31 pm

DaydreamNation wrote:
of2273 wrote:Can people who just went decision made share their timelines?

Received 12/5 and complete later that day I think
In Review 12/7
Decision Made 1/8


Received 10/18
In Review 10/30
Decision Made 1/8

The length of time in review has me feeling not so hopeful.
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Postby bookshelves » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Complete 12/5
UR 12/19
Decision Made 1/8

on a related note, does anyone know whether it actually takes three business days to receive the email?

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Postby DaydreamNation » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:37 pm

bookshelves wrote:Complete 12/5
UR 12/19
Decision Made 1/8

on a related note, does anyone know whether it actually takes three business days to receive the email?

No idea but I wouldn't think so

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Postby Mikey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:37 pm

why does GW do their decisions like that... instead of putting the actual decision they just put 'decision made'. like JEEZ THANKS.

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Postby par283 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:38 pm

bookshelves wrote:Complete 12/5
UR 12/19
Decision Made 1/8

on a related note, does anyone know whether it actually takes three business days to receive the email?


I'm still UR as of 12/19. Ugh, at least you'll know soon enough. The waiting is killing me.

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Postby dasseeker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:44 pm

Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.

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Postby DaydreamNation » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 pm

dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.

It is quite unlikely that I will attend, it would take a full tuition stipend for sure to make it happen. I do have a free or near-free place to live in the DC area (parents' friends) for at least a year though so that would help.

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Postby Lawschooolapplicant » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:15 pm

DaydreamNation wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.

It is quite unlikely that I will attend, it would take a full tuition stipend for sure to make it happen. I do have a free or near-free place to live in the DC area (parents' friends) for at least a year though so that would help.

Curious how you’re coming up with the $200k debt number with a full tuition scholarship. COA is ~$27K

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Postby Mikey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:31 pm

Lawschooolapplicant wrote:
DaydreamNation wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.

It is quite unlikely that I will attend, it would take a full tuition stipend for sure to make it happen. I do have a free or near-free place to live in the DC area (parents' friends) for at least a year though so that would help.

Curious how you’re coming up with the $200k debt number with a full tuition scholarship. COA is ~$27K

I think maybe they were estimating it to be including interest, but idk. According to LST, if you have a full tuition scholarship and only have to cover COL (with books, etc. included), you will be at about 106k debt upon graduation, of course assuming you take out the exact amount LST is proposing for COL. I guess the way someone being in more than 200k+ debt from COL is if they pay over 25 years, maybe that is what they were referring to?

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Postby rebelynn » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:47 pm

bookshelves wrote:Complete 12/5
UR 12/19
Decision Made 1/8

on a related note, does anyone know whether it actually takes three business days to receive the email?


I got the email the same day as the status change, so they seem to be pretty on top of it. It shouldn't be long!

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Postby rebelynn » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:52 pm

dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.


I'm not sure how accurate those numbers are, but GW remains one of my top choices because I want to do international human rights law. It has a loan repayment program for graduates in public interest, a great location for potential in/externships, and an option for a dual degree JD/MA in Middle East Studies.

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Postby dasseeker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:06 pm

rebelynn wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.


I'm not sure how accurate those numbers are, but GW remains one of my top choices because I want to do international human rights law. It has a loan repayment program for graduates in public interest, a great location for potential in/externships, and an option for a dual degree JD/MA in Middle East Studies.


Those seem like pretty strong reasons to attend then. I too originally had an interest in international human rights law, but the general consensus here seems to be this is "unicorn law" and only achievable by a special few. Do you have a different understanding of that?

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Postby AvatarMeelo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:14 pm

dasseeker wrote:
rebelynn wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Compete 10/30
UR 11/9
decision made 1/8

Serious question for those wanting to attend. How can you possibly justify attendence with an estimated CoA of 350k? Even if you land a full tuition scholarship you are still looking at 200k in debt, barring other financial assistance or existing savings you may have. The opportunities a GW law education could afford don't seem to justify this risk and expense. I've decided that under no circumstances will I attend because of this.


I'm not sure how accurate those numbers are, but GW remains one of my top choices because I want to do international human rights law. It has a loan repayment program for graduates in public interest, a great location for potential in/externships, and an option for a dual degree JD/MA in Middle East Studies.


Those seem like pretty strong reasons to attend then. I too originally had an interest in international human rights law, but the general consensus here seems to be this is "unicorn law" and only achievable by a special few. Do you have a different understanding of that?


+1 on the IHR stuff.

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Postby jjs671 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 pm

Decision made! Good luck everyone :)

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Postby DrSnapple » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:51 am

jjs671 wrote:Decision made! Good luck everyone :)


Decision Made :/ Hopeful pessimism here.



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