The George Washington Law School 2010

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jk11287
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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:37 pm

wired wrote:
jk11287 wrote:My official stats are 169/3.3, but my non-LSDAS GPA is 3.83 with a double major. I sort of want to say to them, listen, you have to report my lsdas anyway since I'm accepted and going here, but don't you think that my really high GPA and upward trend should be considered in the merit aid process? Because honestly, I think it should. I'm getting married this year and I just graduated college, I actually really can't afford to pay sticker and any little bit helps. I'm going to attach recommendations from professors I had this year who will testify that a.) I'm a great student (and my LSDAS isn't indicative of my capabilities) and b.) I didn't slack off just because it was senior year, and hope for the best.

Any other suggestions?


Ouch. Do you mind if I ask how you took such a big hit on GPA?

LOL sure...it was easy, actually, because I never went to class freshman year, ranked second to last in my class and dropped out, then got my life together, transferred schools, and did 3/4 of my college education at a different school. So my degree-granting university GPA is practically straight As, but LSDAS takes into account all schools one has ever attended in her entire life.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:39 pm

That makes sense. Also, props for never going to class and still not being last in the class.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jmhendri » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:43 pm

jk11287 wrote:
wired wrote:
jk11287 wrote:My official stats are 169/3.3, but my non-LSDAS GPA is 3.83 with a double major. I sort of want to say to them, listen, you have to report my lsdas anyway since I'm accepted and going here, but don't you think that my really high GPA and upward trend should be considered in the merit aid process? Because honestly, I think it should. I'm getting married this year and I just graduated college, I actually really can't afford to pay sticker and any little bit helps. I'm going to attach recommendations from professors I had this year who will testify that a.) I'm a great student (and my LSDAS isn't indicative of my capabilities) and b.) I didn't slack off just because it was senior year, and hope for the best.

Any other suggestions?


Ouch. Do you mind if I ask how you took such a big hit on GPA?

LOL sure...it was easy, actually, because I never went to class freshman year, ranked second to last in my class and dropped out, then got my life together, transferred schools, and did 3/4 of my college education at a different school. So my degree-granting university GPA is practically straight As, but LSDAS takes into account all schools one has ever attended in her entire life.



+1 I feel your pain.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:52 pm

wired wrote:That makes sense. Also, props for never going to class and still not being last in the class.

LOL

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby robotoroboto » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:24 pm

jk11287 wrote:
wired wrote:
jk11287 wrote:My official stats are 169/3.3, but my non-LSDAS GPA is 3.83 with a double major. I sort of want to say to them, listen, you have to report my lsdas anyway since I'm accepted and going here, but don't you think that my really high GPA and upward trend should be considered in the merit aid process? Because honestly, I think it should. I'm getting married this year and I just graduated college, I actually really can't afford to pay sticker and any little bit helps. I'm going to attach recommendations from professors I had this year who will testify that a.) I'm a great student (and my LSDAS isn't indicative of my capabilities) and b.) I didn't slack off just because it was senior year, and hope for the best.

Any other suggestions?


Ouch. Do you mind if I ask how you took such a big hit on GPA?

LOL sure...it was easy, actually, because I never went to class freshman year, ranked second to last in my class and dropped out, then got my life together, transferred schools, and did 3/4 of my college education at a different school. So my degree-granting university GPA is practically straight As, but LSDAS takes into account all schools one has ever attended in her entire life.


same thing with me--i would have a 3.95 instead of 3.7. kind of wish i could go back and have a serious talk with my 18-year-old self about just waking up on time. but oh well, it's prob for the best.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:36 pm

robotoroboto wrote:
jk11287 wrote:
wired wrote:
jk11287 wrote:My official stats are 169/3.3, but my non-LSDAS GPA is 3.83 with a double major. I sort of want to say to them, listen, you have to report my lsdas anyway since I'm accepted and going here, but don't you think that my really high GPA and upward trend should be considered in the merit aid process? Because honestly, I think it should. I'm getting married this year and I just graduated college, I actually really can't afford to pay sticker and any little bit helps. I'm going to attach recommendations from professors I had this year who will testify that a.) I'm a great student (and my LSDAS isn't indicative of my capabilities) and b.) I didn't slack off just because it was senior year, and hope for the best.

Any other suggestions?


Ouch. Do you mind if I ask how you took such a big hit on GPA?

LOL sure...it was easy, actually, because I never went to class freshman year, ranked second to last in my class and dropped out, then got my life together, transferred schools, and did 3/4 of my college education at a different school. So my degree-granting university GPA is practically straight As, but LSDAS takes into account all schools one has ever attended in her entire life.


same thing with me--i would have a 3.95 instead of 3.7. kind of wish i could go back and have a serious talk with my 18-year-old self about just waking up on time. but oh well, it's prob for the best.


Yeah, but your 18-year-old self would probably just ignore you... 18-year-old selves tend to do that.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby DCLawGW » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:39 pm

I saw an earlier post about receiving the complete e-mail twice, once on 12/3 and once on 12/28. Did anyone who was rejected/accepted receive both e-mails? I'm sure this probably means nothing, but what else do we have to do besides contemplate meaningless notifications and such?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:45 pm

DCLawGW wrote:I saw an earlier post about receiving the complete e-mail twice, once on 12/3 and once on 12/28. Did anyone who was rejected/accepted receive both e-mails? I'm sure this probably means nothing, but what else do we have to do besides contemplate meaningless notifications and such?

I got only one and I was accepted. Don't think they really mean anything at all.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby ashkenazy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:10 pm

jk11287 wrote:My official stats are 169/3.3, but my non-LSDAS GPA is 3.83 with a double major. I sort of want to say to them, listen, you have to report my lsdas anyway since I'm accepted and going here, but don't you think that my really high GPA and upward trend should be considered in the merit aid process? Because honestly, I think it should. I'm getting married this year and I just graduated college, I actually really can't afford to pay sticker and any little bit helps. I'm going to attach recommendations from professors I had this year who will testify that a.) I'm a great student (and my LSDAS isn't indicative of my capabilities) and b.) I didn't slack off just because it was senior year, and hope for the best.

Any other suggestions?



I'd delete the bit about "I actualy really can't afford to pay sticker." Only the uber rich kids whose parents pay in cash for everything can actually afford 70K a year for law school.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lslc13 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:20 pm

Has anyone who receieved the generic "we've placed you in the regular applicant pool; you should get a response in 4-6 weeks" letter gotten a decision? I don't want to have to think about waiting another month or so for an acceptance, especially since going to GW basically hinges on scholarship money.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:29 pm

lslc13 wrote:Has anyone who receieved the generic "we've placed you in the regular applicant pool; you should get a response in 4-6 weeks" letter gotten a decision? I don't want to have to think about waiting another month or so for an acceptance, especially since going to GW basically hinges on scholarship money.

According to LSN, there was a whole group of ED deferrals that got a decision 2.20 or so.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby muggie » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:38 pm

In!!! 1st class mail delivered this afternoon w/ Merit Scholarship offer & a sweet note from Dean FML! :mrgreen:

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lslc13 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:39 pm

jk11287 wrote:
lslc13 wrote:Has anyone who receieved the generic "we've placed you in the regular applicant pool; you should get a response in 4-6 weeks" letter gotten a decision? I don't want to have to think about waiting another month or so for an acceptance, especially since going to GW basically hinges on scholarship money.

According to LSN, there was a whole group of ED deferrals that got a decision 2.20 or so.


Good to know. Thanks!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lslc13 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:40 pm

muggie wrote:In!!! 1st class mail delivered this afternoon w/ Merit Scholarship offer & a sweet note from Dean FML! :mrgreen:


Congratulations! Were you RD? ED?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lateforthesky16 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:43 pm

STILL no mail today. i was able to log-in to the admit site a while back but still no mail. :(

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby muggie » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:49 pm

lslc13 wrote:
muggie wrote:In!!! 1st class mail delivered this afternoon w/ Merit Scholarship offer & a sweet note from Dean FML! :mrgreen:


Congratulations! Were you RD? ED?



Thanks!!! I was RD

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:00 pm

Btw- Just called admissions at GW and the guy on the phone said it doesnt matter at all if your personal statement goes on to 3 pages.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:02 pm

lateforthesky16 wrote:STILL no mail today. i was able to log-in to the admit site a while back but still no mail. :(


Feeling your pain. No word for me either. The admissions office said all decisions (for ED applicants) were sent Friday so give it a day or two more.

Edit: specified it is for ED applicants.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:34 pm

Do you think it's too late to get any scholarship money if I applied within the next few days? I was going to wait until next year and ED if I decided I wanted to go to GW, but I decided I don't want to wait a year and from LSN, it looks like lots of people with numbers similar to or lower than mine have gotten pretty generous scholarships, usually about $105,000. If I applied now do you think I could still get one, or is it too late?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:35 pm

WLed by mail today - 169/3.3. Kind of disappointing.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby dnesto01 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:37 pm

How did people log into the admitted students website before getting any decision? Could someone post the instructions if they are available?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:39 pm

Doodsmack wrote:WLed by mail today - 169/3.3. Kind of disappointing.


Oh wow. You just made my heart drop. 169/3.38 who is still waiting to hear back.... Really wanted GW as a financially viable option and you getting WL'd does not make me feel like that is too much of a possibility.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby ewc227 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:44 pm

i got a response this morning. didnt get into ED (167, 3.83) but i got in regular with 105k

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:46 pm

ewc227 wrote:i got a response this morning. didnt get into ED (167, 3.83) but i got in regular with 105k


Congrats!

When did you apply? With a twin GPA and slightly higher LSAT, do you think I could still get that scholarship, or will they have run out by the time they process me?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:47 pm

ewc227 wrote:i got a response this morning. didnt get into ED (167, 3.83) but i got in regular with 105k


Where are you geographically?




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