Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

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ivorynightfall
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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby ivorynightfall » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:14 pm

mozhou7 wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:I also got the email yesterday asking me

"We also know that financing a law school education can often appear challenging especially in this economy. Therefore, because of your academic achievements, you are among a select group of our top admitted students that the Committee on Scholarship would like to consider for possible scholarship funding. The scholarship application process is our effort to consider holistically - just as we did when we reviewed your application for admission - all requests for scholarship assistance.

If you are interesting in being considered, please e-mail us at hoyas10@law.georgetown.edu by Thursday. It also would be helpful to the committee's deliberations if you could provide us with some updated information. Specifically, we are interested in knowing such things as where you are in the decision-making process, what response deadlines you may be facing from other schools, and what level of funding would make a difference in your decision."

I never contacted them before about scholarships (also I think I might have checked a box on the app saying I wanted to be considered) and was not contacted about interviews. But if people are getting replies about being alternates for scholarships and stuff, this all seems like quite a tease.

How specifically did you guys respond to this email? With hard numbers? With super-detailed information on your cycle? (Beyond the point you wanted to make? i.e. should i tell them about my failure to secure a JR2 from harvard?) Do you think this had any impact on your reply? (i.e. you didn't seem like you'd be interested so they just made you an alternate to test your actual interest in GULC?)


I was interviewed for a scholarship...I mentioned that I got into a top 3, and received a full-ride from UVa, but am interested in being in DC.

Got 0 dollars today - straight up...not even an alternate...haha, so use your discretion...

Edit: not saying that the information I revealed caused the 0 scholarship...but it could have...I really hit it off with my interviewer.



so i guess its possible that they think you;ll just go to the T3? is that true, or do you really want to be in DC?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby frankjones » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:20 pm

Would those of you who were rejected for scholarship money care to exchange stats via PM? I'm in the same boat and am now just hoping their decision isn't indicative of how the rest of the financial aid cycle is likely to go.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby mozhou7 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:24 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:
mozhou7 wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:I also got the email yesterday asking me

"We also know that financing a law school education can often appear challenging especially in this economy. Therefore, because of your academic achievements, you are among a select group of our top admitted students that the Committee on Scholarship would like to consider for possible scholarship funding. The scholarship application process is our effort to consider holistically - just as we did when we reviewed your application for admission - all requests for scholarship assistance.

If you are interesting in being considered, please e-mail us at hoyas10@law.georgetown.edu by Thursday. It also would be helpful to the committee's deliberations if you could provide us with some updated information. Specifically, we are interested in knowing such things as where you are in the decision-making process, what response deadlines you may be facing from other schools, and what level of funding would make a difference in your decision."

I never contacted them before about scholarships (also I think I might have checked a box on the app saying I wanted to be considered) and was not contacted about interviews. But if people are getting replies about being alternates for scholarships and stuff, this all seems like quite a tease.

How specifically did you guys respond to this email? With hard numbers? With super-detailed information on your cycle? (Beyond the point you wanted to make? i.e. should i tell them about my failure to secure a JR2 from harvard?) Do you think this had any impact on your reply? (i.e. you didn't seem like you'd be interested so they just made you an alternate to test your actual interest in GULC?)


I was interviewed for a scholarship...I mentioned that I got into a top 3, and received a full-ride from UVa, but am interested in being in DC.

Got 0 dollars today - straight up...not even an alternate...haha, so use your discretion...

Edit: not saying that the information I revealed caused the 0 scholarship...but it could have...I really hit it off with my interviewer.



so i guess its possible that they think you;ll just go to the T3? is that true, or do you really want to be in DC?


If offered comparable money - I will probably lean towards Georgetown. I have considerations other than rankings.

Bailarina08
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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Bailarina08 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:47 pm

Hey for everyone who had status updated to 3/3 and decision status for 3/5, can you tell me where you see the decision status? Does that not show up until they've made the decision? I'm not seeing it anywhere, but I am UR again for 3/3 as well. Thanks!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby musicfor18 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:59 pm

It won't show the decision line until they've made a decision. I wonder what it means to not be one of the ones with "decision finalized" today.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:16 pm

nattybro wrote:$45k here too. Really hoping the rest of my cycle starts to shake itself out before 4/1 so I can make an informed decision on this. Too many unknowns right now.


You're my numbers twin, almost. There's no way you should end up at Gtown with 45k total. You can absolutely do better.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:19 pm

has there been any action on the waitlist lately?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby tommytahoe » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:32 pm

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:has there been any action on the waitlist lately?


This might give you info, http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99706 although I've been on this thread, and we've mostly been doing a whole lot of "When do we hear?", "When should I write/call/interview?" as well as a good deal of parsing slight differences among various levels of GULC waitlists... :?
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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:51 pm

thisiswater1488 wrote:45K via email today!


Wow, did you mention that you had a 45K offer from Chicago?! Do they really consider themselves a peer institution to a T6? Seems kind of ridiculous, especially considering the enormous COL in D.C. I guess G'town banks on the fact that students will do anything to be in D.C.

Is there any negotiation that can be done after they give you an offer? If not, I don't imagine they'll be enticing too many people.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Amelie » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:08 am

nixxers wrote:
louboutin wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Just got an email that I am an "Alternate" for a scholarship. Anyone else get this?


me too.


lol me too. withdrew immediately


Same here... and I thought my interview went well. Oh well

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:49 am

maggiebre wrote:
nixxers wrote:
louboutin wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Just got an email that I am an "Alternate" for a scholarship. Anyone else get this?


me too.


lol me too. withdrew immediately


Same here... and I thought my interview went well. Oh well


Gee whiz! A lot of people with a lot of great offers from better schools are getting nothing. Do you have to say some magic words for them to give you a scholly?

Seriously, though, to the people who got nothing...do you think it was because you mentioned your other great offers and they decided they couldn't compete $$-wise? I just don't see any other explanation. It seems like most of you think your interviews went well.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby nixxers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:00 am

sundevil77 wrote:
Gee whiz! A lot of people with a lot of great offers from better schools are getting nothing. Do you have to say some magic words for them to give you a scholly?

Seriously, though, to the people who got nothing...do you think it was because you mentioned your other great offers and they decided they couldn't compete $$-wise? I just don't see any other explanation. It seems like most of you think your interviews went well.


I think so. I felt my interview went really well, and I really like Georgetown for a number of reasons, and I want to end up in DC eventually - all of which I made clear to the interviewer, and he seemed to believe me. But at the end when I mentioned my other offers he was like "wow, and you're still considering georgetown..!...?" which makes me think maybe the scholly-givers thought the same... :/

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby caneman13 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:31 am

forgive me if i'm repeating a frequently asked question...is there a concensus on how gulc contacts you about acceptance, rejection, or WL? thanks

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby frankjones » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:01 pm

If we interviewed for a merit scholarship and were turned down, are we out of luck when it comes to merit aid further down the line as well? Should we still fill out the yellow form?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby asdfff » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:47 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
manwitaplan wrote:My application began to be under review 2/18, and now today it was updated to still "application under review" with today's date, 3/3. What does that mean?


Same thing happened to me today, too! It probably means that they looked at it a second time. That's my best guess. Or today was the day it actually went into review. Fingers crossed.


I had the same thing happen but my old under review date was 2/17. I should probably be autowaitlist at best. I'm hoping this is some sort of good sign.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby musicfor18 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Same thing happened to me today, too! It probably means that they looked at it a second time. That's my best guess. Or today was the day it actually went into review. Fingers crossed.


I had the same thing happen but my old under review date was 2/17. I should probably be autowaitlist at best. I'm hoping this is some sort of good sign.[/quote]

May I ask what your numbers are? You can send a private message if you prefer not to share on the boards. Thanks!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby tommytahoe » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:18 pm

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:has there been any action on the waitlist lately?

Hey, check my response to your post earlier —I forgot to include the thread link...

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby law_lover » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:22 pm

How long are applications typically under review before a decision is rendered (days, weeks, months, etc.)? I know it probably varies, but I am curious. Thanks.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby hiromoto45 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:25 pm

law_lover wrote:How long are applications typically under review before a decision is rendered (days, weeks, months, etc.)? I know it probably varies, but I am curious. Thanks.



If you are accepted then the review takes around 6 weeks. Check LSN and that can give you a better view of the timeline.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Slimpee » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:35 pm

Went UR today. Previously, my status read "Application Complete" and was dated 12/18.

I applied to PT only and my numbers aren't terribly good so i'm not too hopeful. At least they're looking at my app!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby DEANBIGBROTHERALMI-T » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:39 pm

went DR today. been complete since mid jan, under review for about a month, maybe longer.

anybody else go DR?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby 0Lhopeful » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:17 pm

yep app complete and DR 3/3...seems like a lot of ppl got DR 3/5 though. anyone know what the difference might be?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby megster_29 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:52 pm

Ahh, this waiting is driving me crazy!! I wish I had a DR. My status is still under review since 2/12. I didn't even notice when I went complete, all I know is they sent me an application received email on 1/11. Anyone else in a similar situation? I was fine waiting patiently until I heard back from GW in just over 2 weeks... now all the sudden my patience is gone.

Also, to the person who wrote that acceptance is usually 6 weeks review time, any idea what pretty much auto reject time under review is?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:53 pm

megster_29 wrote:Ahh, this waiting is driving me crazy!! I wish I had a DR. My status is still under review since 2/12. I didn't even notice when I went complete, all I know is they sent me an application received email on 1/11. Anyone else in a similar situation? I was fine waiting patiently until I heard back from GW in just over 2 weeks... now all the sudden my patience is gone.

Also, to the person who wrote that acceptance is usually 6 weeks review time, any idea what pretty much auto reject time under review is?

I have also been UR since 2/12.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby k77 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:01 pm

Sooo, did anyone who went DR on 3/5 have their status change to DR 3/3 today? Because I'm confused... and SO ANXIOUS!




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