Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

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pearl_earrings
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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pearl_earrings » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:07 pm

Withdrew today.
It was an agonizing decision! In the end it came down to GULC and Vandy... It was tough to walk away from Georgetown, but Vandy felt like the right place for me to be. I will forever be jealous of the GULC gym, though.
Freed up $60k. Hope it goes to someone here.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby starrydecisus » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:21 pm

pearl_earrings wrote:Withdrew today.
It was an agonizing decision! In the end it came down to GULC and Vandy... It was tough to walk away from Georgetown, but Vandy felt like the right place for me to be. I will forever be jealous of the GULC gym, though.
Freed up $60k. Hope it goes to someone here.


I think what you said right there about Vandy completely means you made the right choice. I'm a big advocate of going to the school that feels like the right place.

...and thanks for freeing up some $$!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pertristis » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:29 pm

Withdrew from my scholarship—but not my seat—today. Needed more time to make a decision, as I still have pending apps in the wild.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby yeff » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:18 pm

Jackie O wrote:
yeff wrote:What is the most $$ Gtown tends to give out?

I know there's a reputation for stinginess...

And is merit money generally offered for those in the part-time program, if their application is highly competitive/ with good leverage?


GULC does not consider part-time students for merit or need-based aid - regardless of how competitive an admitted student's application may be


If true, that would have been valuable information about 4 months ago. Fail.

Any evidence of this? My correspondence with them suggests otherwise. If this were true, it seems they would have indicated it.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Jackie O » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:50 am

yeff wrote:
Jackie O wrote:
GULC does not consider part-time students for merit or need-based aid - regardless of how competitive an admitted student's application may be


If true, that would have been valuable information about 4 months ago. Fail.

Any evidence of this? My correspondence with them suggests otherwise. If this were true, it seems they would have indicated it.


agreed that this would have been good to know earlier in the cycle...though part-time is still a better option for me

I had asked about this at one of the law school forums and was told that PT students are considered for merit aid as are any other admitted student - then at the ASW in January asked about this in a PT student session and was told that PT students are never eligible for merit aid as it's expected that we'll be working blah blah (and definitely never considered for need-based)

I e-mailed GULC to further inquire about this, as it doesn't make sense to me as merit aid should be based on merits - not if you're working while attending ls, right? They said

The Scholarship Committee began reviewing admitted student files for potential scholarship candidates, although only full-time students are considered.


I was told I would be added to a list of students interested in receiving a scholarship, but that was clearly a nice way of saying "thank you for your interest, but you are still not eligible"

edit (to avoid flooding thread): yeah chutzpah I have seen that on the report - which made the adcomms' affirmation that merit aid is never given even more disconcerting...
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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby chutzpah » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:23 am

yeff wrote:
Any evidence of this?


According to the ABA/LSAC data for Georgetown, 10 part time students were awarded "grants and scholarships" in the reported year (2008, I think)

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby law_lover » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:56 pm

Anyone still UR?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pollaclc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:58 pm

edited: JUST got the waitttlisttted email.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:54 am

Withdrew with $ today. In the end it just wasn't enough. I hope someone on here gets the $.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby parker09 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 am

Just withdrew. Going to miss Andy Cornblatt's cute little emails commenting on the weather, but given that I let the financial aid deadline pass without blinking an eye, I think this was long overdue for me.

Good luck to those still waiting -- hope someone from here gets my spot!

(Totally random: While searching for the admissions office email address on the website, found this: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... 9GULC.pptx Not all the pictures would show up for me, but it's still adorable.)

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby parker09 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:51 am

...and just today got the really nice box with the fancy embossed fake-leather (or whatever... vinyl?) zip-folder thing containing booklet, brochure, map, and notepad. took them a while to send it (though i'm abroad so who knows when they actually mailed it), and i doubt it would have changed my mind, but is still really really nice.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby lz06 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:03 pm

Scholarship update #90813490 from georgetown telling me that they still have no merit scholarship for me but that I can wait until the next scholarship deadline if I want. This would be the third time. lol NO

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby jdmamba » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:18 am

Any pt-ers here? Or, is there a pt thread? Need to start making plans to move to D.C. over the summer.

Need to find friends/roommate(s), housing and a j.o.b.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby misspippers » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:19 pm

jdmamba wrote:Any pt-ers here? Or, is there a pt thread? Need to start making plans to move to D.C. over the summer.

Need to find friends/roommate(s), housing and a j.o.b.


I am a PTer. I have been reading and seeing that many people do not actually work. I plan on, at minimum, working a work-study job.

Any other PTers who put in an application at Gerwiz?

Yay GULC!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pertristis » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:39 pm

I'm sending my transcript and certification letter in. I'm trying to hold off on my deposit until the last moment, but it seems more and more likely that I'll be putting one of those down too.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby IAFG » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Does anyone know the difference/relationship between "Dean's Tuition Grants" and "Law Center Scholarships"?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Kim617 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:32 pm

IAFG wrote:Does anyone know the difference/relationship between "Dean's Tuition Grants" and "Law Center Scholarships"?

I got both. I'm pretty sure the grants are a combination of need and merit (maybe more need?), while the scholarships are just merit? I could be totally off, but that's how the phone call made it sound.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Xizenta » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:36 am

Does Gtown give schollys to 2l and 3ls who did well in 1l?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pertristis » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:33 pm

Sent my deposit in today.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:14 pm

Hey, wondering if anyone can help with this.

If you accept a scholarship at GULC, are you required to withdraw from all waitlists?

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby Snarleyow » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:18 pm

PT FTW! I'll be working a job, maybe 20-25 hours/week in very non-legal employment.

misspippers wrote:
jdmamba wrote:Any pt-ers here? Or, is there a pt thread? Need to start making plans to move to D.C. over the summer.

Need to find friends/roommate(s), housing and a j.o.b.


I am a PTer. I have been reading and seeing that many people do not actually work. I plan on, at minimum, working a work-study job.

Any other PTers who put in an application at Gerwiz?

Yay GULC!

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:53 pm

misspippers wrote:
jdmamba wrote:Any pt-ers here? Or, is there a pt thread? Need to start making plans to move to D.C. over the summer.

Need to find friends/roommate(s), housing and a j.o.b.


I am a PTer. I have been reading and seeing that many people do not actually work. I plan on, at minimum, working a work-study job.

Any other PTers who put in an application at Gerwiz?

Yay GULC!


Yes, put in the app. Not sure if I'll stick with it. But it seems pretty convenient to me.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby blue5385 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:56 pm

Withdrew -- good luck to those who are still waiting! :)

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby pertristis » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:59 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Hey, wondering if anyone can help with this.

If you accept a scholarship at GULC, are you required to withdraw from all waitlists?


Unless you received a different scholarship form than me, the answer seems to be yes, in a roundabout way. "I am pleased to accept Georgetown Law’s scholarship award and offer of admission. I understand that, in accepting this award and signing this form, I am committing to enroll at the Law Center and will withdraw any pending applications to and decline any offers of admission from all other law schools and will not initiate any new applications." Whether a waitlist counts as a pending application can be debated. Even so, if you were to be accepted off of the waitlist, you'd be required to decline the admission offer.

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Re: Georgetown 2013/ (2014)

Postby MeredithGrey » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:05 pm

Was granted a deferral. I was a PTer.

good luck to those still waiting




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