William & Mary

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bluejayk
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Re: William & Mary

Postby bluejayk » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:41 pm

For those of you who have been accepted, how long after your "Congratulations!" date on the status checker did you receive your packet? I'm dying to find out about scholarships; a good one will make W&L maybe my top choice.

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Rowinguy2009
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Re: William & Mary

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:50 pm

It was two days later I think.... You should be getting the packet soon

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Re: William & Mary

Postby thalassocrat » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:55 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
NYVA311 wrote:They definitely seem to be accepting people who qualify for scholarships before normal acceptances.

I notice this pattern at most schools. Seems you hear from safeties first.


You'd think so, but W&M was my safety and still nothing. I think I'll probably end up withdrawing next week if I haven't heard anything.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:30 pm

bluejayk wrote:For those of you who have been accepted, how long after your "Congratulations!" date on the status checker did you receive your packet? I'm dying to find out about scholarships; a good one will make W&L maybe my top choice.

Accepted on 11/18, letter sent 11/19, arrived in my mailbox 11/21.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby solotee » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:43 pm

bluejayk wrote:For those of you who have been accepted, how long after your "Congratulations!" date on the status checker did you receive your packet? I'm dying to find out about scholarships; a good one will make W&L maybe my top choice.


5 days later

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Doritos » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:20 pm

Pearalegal wrote:I'm a Graduate Fellow with the $3,000 too!



did you apply separately for the grad fellow thing? I got a decent scholarship but I want that fellowship. They would sky rocket up my list if they'd give it to me...

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Re: William & Mary

Postby krispykitten » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:41 pm

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Re: William & Mary

Postby gymboree » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:24 pm

Several themed questions...

#1: There's a specific scholarship at W&M for students raising a family while in law school - has anyone received this yet (possibly mentioned in your scholly info)?

#2: If you've been admitted already - anyone in this group have kids?

#3: If you applied fairly early and are still waiting - do you have kids?

Just wondering if this is a factor for W&M in the admissions decision.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:55 pm

gymboree wrote:Several themed questions...

#1: There's a specific scholarship at W&M for students raising a family while in law school - has anyone received this yet (possibly mentioned in your scholly info)?

#2: If you've been admitted already - anyone in this group have kids?

#3: If you applied fairly early and are still waiting - do you have kids?

Just wondering if this is a factor for W&M in the admissions decision.


Sorry - I have no kids, and I haven't heard anything from people who do who got into W&M already.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby krispykitten » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:51 pm

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Re: William & Mary

Postby ldoll003 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:04 am

hey everyone!
if u got a stipend of 4000, is that total, for the whole year? or is it per month... seems it is per year... ?
and what exactly does being a graduate fellow mean?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby solotee » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:34 am

ldoll003 wrote:hey everyone!
if u got a stipend of 4000, is that total, for the whole year? or is it per month... seems it is per year... ?
and what exactly does being a graduate fellow mean?


4000/year

Being a graduate fellow is an honor awarded to out-of-state students which offers in-state tuition + stipend + scholarship (more for some than for others). The requirements are that you maintain out-of-state residency, work 6-10 hours/ week on campus, partake in a supplemental research credit and maintain a B average (roughly median).

My total fellowship came out to (10,200 + 4000 + 3000)/year.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:44 pm

What's everyone think about Williamsburg? What about job prospects/summer internships with federal agencies in DC?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Nikiya » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:25 pm

According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby gymboree » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:40 pm

Nikiya wrote:According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?


I feel your pain. :hug:

edit: at least they're not taunting you with "Decision Pending"

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Nikiya » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:30 am

gymboree wrote:
Nikiya wrote:According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?


I feel your pain. :hug:

edit: at least they're not taunting you with "Decision Pending"


I guess so. I suppose that this means they haven't even looked at my application yet, which is strange considering people with similar numbers who applied before I did have already been accepted. I feel like they're reviewing applications out of order, or at least I would like to think that. Maybe they're randomly picking one out of the stack of applications and if it's a good one, they accept that person. If it's a bad one, they toss into a big WL pile and don't notify you until March.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby mcflooter06 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:32 pm

Nikiya wrote:
gymboree wrote:
Nikiya wrote:According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?


I feel your pain. :hug:

edit: at least they're not taunting you with "Decision Pending"


I guess so. I suppose that this means they haven't even looked at my application yet, which is strange considering people with similar numbers who applied before I did have already been accepted. I feel like they're reviewing applications out of order, or at least I would like to think that. Maybe they're randomly picking one out of the stack of applications and if it's a good one, they accept that person. If it's a bad one, they toss into a big WL pile and don't notify you until March.



It goes straight from "Application ready for review" to "Decision Pending" when they have made a decision. So, they are probably looking at your application.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:52 pm

Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby gymboree » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:02 pm

oneforship wrote:Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.



thanks! considerate and decisive!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby solotee » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:25 pm

oneforship wrote:Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.


Can someone explain to me the strategy of withdrawing early? Wouldn't you want to use that acceptance with $$ as leverage for financial aid with schools you're actually interested in?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Zapatero » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:39 pm

solotee wrote:
oneforship wrote:Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.


Can someone explain to me the strategy of withdrawing early? Wouldn't you want to use that acceptance with $$ as leverage for financial aid with schools you're actually interested in?


Maybe if you went binding-ED somewhere else, or if you got into a much higher-ranked school.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby jss1100 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:40 pm

solotee wrote:
oneforship wrote:Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.


Can someone explain to me the strategy of withdrawing early? Wouldn't you want to use that acceptance with $$ as leverage for financial aid with schools you're actually interested in?



I believe the other school he was accepted to is ranked much higher than this one so not much leverage to be used there.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:43 pm

solotee wrote:
oneforship wrote:Just withdrew with $$. GL to everyone, I hope someone from TLS gets my spot.


Can someone explain to me the strategy of withdrawing early? Wouldn't you want to use that acceptance with $$ as leverage for financial aid with schools you're actually interested in?


I've already gotten in to UVA and GULC, so W&M isn't going to offer much leverage in terms of negotiating $$ out of those two schools. To me, it made more sense to open up that spot for someone else, than save it when it couldn't be of much help to me later down the road.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby nyskidude » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:33 pm

gymboree wrote:
Nikiya wrote:According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?


I feel your pain. :hug:

edit: at least they're not taunting you with "Decision Pending"


+1. Decision Pending since October 27th.... That's over a month... Boo

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Re: William & Mary

Postby moonmaster3 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:56 pm

nyskidude wrote:
gymboree wrote:
Nikiya wrote:According to LSN, someone with the EXACT same stats as me and who applied on the same day that I did was accepted on Thursday. My status checker still says "Application ready for review" :( wtf?!?!?


I feel your pain. :hug:

edit: at least they're not taunting you with "Decision Pending"


+1. Decision Pending since October 27th.... That's over a month... Boo



What are your stats? If you dont mind me asking.




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