somethingclever wrote:I have been searching and I haven't found any on else mention the below email. I received it on 12/2 and my status checker has always said under review. Obviously this is better than getting a rejection. My question is, do we know what this meant for people in the past? Did any of them get dinged? Or does this mean I have at least a WL coming my way?
Thank you for applying to the Juris Doctor program at Georgetown University Law Center . The record you present is a strong one, and the Committee on Admissions has chosen to postpone your final decision.
Each year, a large number of candidates submit applications to Georgetown Law early in the process. The high quality of this group makes the Committee's decisions extremely difficult. Please be aware that only a small number of early applicants have had their applications held, and a number of those applicants in past years have subsequently been admitted.
Once we have a better sense of the entire applicant pool, the Committee on Admissions will review your application again in January. No additional information is necessary, and the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) will continue to send us updates, which we will add to your file. A final decision will be mailed no later than Friday, February 26, 2010.
On behalf of the Committee, we appreciate your patience and continued interest in Georgetown.
I received that same e-mail and have been pondering the same thing in the past few posts.
In my case, I'm hoping that they're not waiting to see if I took the December LSAT and that my application is currently strong enough to be accepted/waitlisted in RD. I really don't know what to make of this e-mail, because my situation is a bit peculiar.
I don't think I'm that odd of a candidate. 167 and 3.7X. On second thought, I retook in September and got a 163 (ouch) as a result of staying in a hotel and not being able to sleep all night. I wrote an addendum but I think it still looks really fishy. I was PTing at 170-173 so I about died when I got that result back. Perhaps that's what's making them second guess me. Other than that I have very strong softs.
Guess we'll find out in a few months.... grrr.