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superflush
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:52 pm

realworldescapee wrote:You can't fill out FinAid forms until after Jan 1, 2010. That's when the new FAFSA forms go out. Typically most schools have a march 15th deadline for FAFSA. It's important to get that info in but not needed for admissions purposes


we aren't talking about the FAFSA forms ... we are talking about the WUSTL Aid forms. It sounds like WUSTL wants you to fill it out shortly after you send your app in.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby realworldescapee » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:31 am

You need FAFSA to apply for loans. As per the Financial Aid website:

To apply for loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and related law school forms. To obtain FAFSA, write:

Federal Student Aid Program
P.O. Box 4038
Iowa City, IA 52243

To file your FAFSA online, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The Federal Student Aid Program requires approximately four weeks to issue the need analysis to the School. It is your responsibility to secure financial aid forms and to meet all deadlines.


Also the website only encourages you to submit the form by March 1st so you can know if you have a scholarship before the first deposit. As per the website again:

f we receive the completed financial aid forms on or before March 1, we will make every effort to notify you of scholarship and loan awards before the April 1 deadline for first deposit.

The School of Law makes admission decisions without regard to any request for financial aid. We do not, however, award loans and scholarships until after we have admitted an applicant.

If you have any questions about financial aid at Washington University School of Law, please call (314) 935-4605 or e-mail eckrich@wulaw.wustl.edu.


If you want to be considered for scholarships then you could fill it out now. But that seems silly to do now, considering scholarships are only given after you are admitted. I'd still wait until FAFSA forms go online and just do it at once, but that could just be me.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:27 pm

superflush wrote:
utcris410 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:It's not clear to me whether or not the financial aid supplemental form is required in order for my app to go complete.

Any help?


I emailed and asked last week. The lady said you don't need the financial aid form to be considered complete.


I think you still need to do it though, right?

yes - i'd send in as soon as possible. just not required to be considered complete.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:40 pm

lietx3 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:I just emailed the admissions office, asking if they had received everything they needed for me to be complete (I submitted 11/15).

They responded in FIVE minutes.

"We are currently processing applications received Nov. 15th."

Quick response! :)



Damn! I'm application received 11/17. Missed it by 2 days. GRRRRR

I'm still app received. Not complete. :(

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:57 pm

utcris410 wrote:I'm still app received. Not complete. :(

Me too and it's plaguing me!!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:01 pm

Has WUSTL always been this slow?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby YellowCake » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:57 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:Has WUSTL always been this slow?


First decisions were sent on 12/12 last year, so they aren't too behind yet.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:04 pm

utcris410 wrote:
lietx3 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:I just emailed the admissions office, asking if they had received everything they needed for me to be complete (I submitted 11/15).

They responded in FIVE minutes.

"We are currently processing applications received Nov. 15th."

Quick response! :)



Damn! I'm application received 11/17. Missed it by 2 days. GRRRRR

I'm still app received. Not complete. :(

Application complete!!! 12/8 via status checker

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:07 pm

utcris410 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:
lietx3 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:I just emailed the admissions office, asking if they had received everything they needed for me to be complete (I submitted 11/15).

They responded in FIVE minutes.

"We are currently processing applications received Nov. 15th."

Quick response! :)



Damn! I'm application received 11/17. Missed it by 2 days. GRRRRR

I'm still app received. Not complete. :(

Application complete!!! 12/8 via status checker



Two in one day! I'm still not complete, submitted and received 11/25.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:10 pm

Two in one day! I'm still not complete, submitted and received 11/25.[/quote]
I know! Made my day - imagine how happy I'll be with a DECISION! ;)
Looks like my WUSTL app took over 3 weeks to become complete, even though they had everything when I submitted. No worries!!! You'll be complete soon enough!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:13 pm

utcris410 wrote:Two in one day! I'm still not complete, submitted and received 11/25.

I know! Made my day - imagine how happy I'll be with a DECISION! ;)
Looks like my WUSTL app took over 3 weeks to become complete, even though they had everything when I submitted. No worries!!! You'll be complete soon enough![/quote]

I must have refreshed WUSTL's status checker page 50 times since you posted that. Damn, I never believed people, but they are right. Waiting for law school decisions is millions of times more difficult than waiting for LSAT scores.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:16 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Two in one day! I'm still not complete, submitted and received 11/25.

I know! Made my day - imagine how happy I'll be with a DECISION! ;)
Looks like my WUSTL app took over 3 weeks to become complete, even though they had everything when I submitted. No worries!!! You'll be complete soon enough!


I must have refreshed WUSTL's status checker page 50 times since you posted that. Damn, I never believed people, but they are right. Waiting for law school decisions is millions of times more difficult than waiting for LSAT scores.[/quote]
yep.
now imagine waiting for your results for the bar exam. :shock:

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:18 pm

Baby steps.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby rolark » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:22 pm

Anyone know how they do notifications? A letter? Phone call? Email?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Llewellyn » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:25 pm

rolark wrote:Anyone know how they do notifications? A letter? Phone call? Email?

E-mail. They do mostly everything electronically.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby kalvano » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:39 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:Waiting for law school decisions is millions of times more difficult than waiting for LSAT scores.



That's because you had a pretty definitive date for your LSAT score.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby TrackTony88 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:48 pm

Finally went Complete! (12/9) from Application Received (10/18)

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:28 pm

IN!!! (email) :D :D :D :D

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby NayBoer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:29 pm

Just got in via email. Awesome.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby S de Garmeaux » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:30 pm

NayBoer wrote:Just got in via email. Awesome.


complete/under review dates?

numbers?>

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby savesthedayajb » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:31 pm

Congratulations! Still not complete... submitted 11/25 :?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:31 pm

NayBoer wrote:Just got in via email. Awesome.

Congrats! It is my first decision (and admission) of the cycle. So I'm pretty happy.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:32 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Just got in via email. Awesome.


complete/under review dates?

numbers?>



166/3.9
Complete 11/23 and updated today.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:33 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Just got in via email. Awesome.


complete/under review dates?

numbers?>



Please share

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby NayBoer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:35 pm

172 / 2.7

applied 10/8
complete 10/14

I checked this morning and right after lunch (pacific time) and there was no indication of a change. It now says complete 12/9.

So pumped. Congrats to badwithpseudonyms. Also, norm is hilarious.




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