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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby TWoodWil » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:52 pm

choochoo wrote:Sorry if this has already been discussed long ago, but is there any correlation between receiving an invitation to the preview day (the one back in November) and admission? Don't know how I overlooked it, but I just now realized that there is no application fee and I'm thinking about sending in a a late app today or tomorrow. Isn't too bad since it will only cost me $12, but rejection letters are never fun. I'm below their medians so wondering if the preview day invite (I wasn't able to attend) should be taken as a good sign or just a way to increase their application numbers...


Nope, no relationship between the two, no sign one way or another.

Still, it's only $12 to apply and you'll never know whether or not they'll take you (even though you're below their medians) unless you actually send the app in.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby eandy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:10 pm

kalvano wrote:I forgot to add that they have a massive stack of applications. I saw boxes full, at least 5 boxes.

This worries me. I hope that it doesn't mean that it will be much harder to get in this year, but I think otherwise.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby MBZags » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:24 am

Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby pjl35 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:17 am

eandy wrote:
kalvano wrote:I forgot to add that they have a massive stack of applications. I saw boxes full, at least 5 boxes.

This worries me. I hope that it doesn't mean that it will be much harder to get in this year, but I think otherwise.


I don't mean to add extra stress to this whole process...but I think this year's application cycle is hard to compare to prior years. With the current economic climate and unemployment rate, grad school applications are at an all time high. I'm a Cornell undergrad, and Cornell's Law school recently stated that the number of applications they have received this year is 50% higher than years past.

While it's comforting to compare our stats to the median ranges at our potential law schools, these ranges are somewhat misleading. If more people are applying to almost every law school, that allows every school to be more selective with their applicants. Undoubtedly this implies that their median GPA and LSAT scores will rise after this year's application cycle.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby sibley » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:23 am

MBZags wrote:Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?


I think I did. Possibly not, though. The last thing I got from them was a letter urging me to accept their offer.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:25 am

sibley wrote:
MBZags wrote:Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?


I think I did. Possibly not, though. The last thing I got from them was a letter urging me to accept their offer.


I got the letter Saturday. Just a one page letter that basically repeated the email. No new info.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby SAE » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:25 am

sibley wrote:
MBZags wrote:Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?


I think I did. Possibly not, though. The last thing I got from them was a letter urging me to accept their offer.

I got 2 small envelopes from them on Saturday: one restating the $ email, one encouraging to accept.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby lawstudent119 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:26 am

sibley wrote:
MBZags wrote:Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?


I think I did. Possibly not, though. The last thing I got from them was a letter urging me to accept their offer.


I got that letter (the one urging acceptance) as well, on Saturday.

Does anyone know if they are going to offer more scholarships? I didn't get an e-mail on that Friday that everyone received scholarships (Jan. 29) but I was hoping they would continue to offer more. At least offer a few more after people who received them withdrew.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby sibley » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:28 am

Rowinguy2009 wrote:
sibley wrote:
MBZags wrote:Has anyone gotten the formal scholarship letter that they talked about in the e-mail?


I think I did. Possibly not, though. The last thing I got from them was a letter urging me to accept their offer.


I got the letter Saturday. Just a one page letter that basically repeated the email. No new info.


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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby SAE » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:30 am

lawstudent119 wrote:At least offer a few more after people who received them withdrew.

I'm pretty sure that was factored in when the original $ offers went out.

I don't think anyone here would be able to tell you whether there will be any more scholarships definitively.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby sibley » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:31 am

SAE wrote:
lawstudent119 wrote:At least offer a few more after people who received them withdrew.

I'm pretty sure that was factored in when the original $ offers went out.

I don't think anyone here would be able to tell you whether there will be any more scholarships definitively.


I hope they either factored it in or are going to do it because if they just store the money for next year that'll be mean.

Go ahead and call them and ask, duder. Perhaps there will be a second batch. If not, you can start your request letter now. How are your numbers? It's also possible they have a full-scholy batch laying around like Santa Clara, who low-balled everyone then said they were being considered for full rides.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby SAE » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:36 am

Speaking of money, seems like W&L is being very generous with it. I got a better $ offer than I expected (others were pleased, too, from what I can tell). Add that to free applications and a $300 ASW stipend, and it seems like they are blowing cash like it's going out of style..

Can anyone comment on this?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby sibley » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:42 am

SAE wrote:Speaking of money, seems like W&L is being very generous with it. I got a better $ offer than I expected (others were pleased, too, from what I can tell). Add that to free applications and a $300 ASW stipend, and it seems like they are blowing cash like it's going out of style..

Can anyone comment on this?


Comment: it's very nice.

you and I seem to be applying to some of the same schools.. you may have told me already, but it wasn't easily accessible in your previous posts and I forget if you mentioned it, what are your numbers?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:56 am

SAE wrote:Speaking of money, seems like W&L is being very generous with it. I got a better $ offer than I expected (others were pleased, too, from what I can tell). Add that to free applications and a $300 ASW stipend, and it seems like they are blowing cash like it's going out of style..

Can anyone comment on this?


More than likely, based on that whole scholarship shenanigans they pulled last cycle, their numbers might be going down this cycle. Maybe this is a last ditch effort to hold on to their numbers prestige?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby SAE » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:01 pm

adh07d wrote:More than likely, based on that whole scholarship shenanigans they pulled last cycle, their numbers might be going down this cycle. Maybe this is a last ditch effort to hold on to their numbers prestige?

What's the story with that? I might have missed it.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:47 pm

SAE wrote:
adh07d wrote:More than likely, based on that whole scholarship shenanigans they pulled last cycle, their numbers might be going down this cycle. Maybe this is a last ditch effort to hold on to their numbers prestige?

What's the story with that? I might have missed it.


They offered full rides late last year to high LSAT waitlistees.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Muddy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:51 pm

LSATfromNC wrote:
SAE wrote:
adh07d wrote:More than likely, based on that whole scholarship shenanigans they pulled last cycle, their numbers might be going down this cycle. Maybe this is a last ditch effort to hold on to their numbers prestige?

What's the story with that? I might have missed it.


They offered full rides late last year to high LSAT waitlistees.

Why does adh07d refer to that as scholarship shenanigans?
:?:

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:59 pm

pjl35 wrote:
eandy wrote:
kalvano wrote:I forgot to add that they have a massive stack of applications. I saw boxes full, at least 5 boxes.

This worries me. I hope that it doesn't mean that it will be much harder to get in this year, but I think otherwise.


I don't mean to add extra stress to this whole process...but I think this year's application cycle is hard to compare to prior years. With the current economic climate and unemployment rate, grad school applications are at an all time high. I'm a Cornell undergrad, and Cornell's Law school recently stated that the number of applications they have received this year is 50% higher than years past.

While it's comforting to compare our stats to the median ranges at our potential law schools, these ranges are somewhat misleading. If more people are applying to almost every law school, that allows every school to be more selective with their applicants. Undoubtedly this implies that their median GPA and LSAT scores will rise after this year's application cycle.



I asked. Overall applications are up, but not overall quality.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Shot007 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:08 pm

I just started reading up about Washington and Lee, as I was focusing on other schools earlier in the cycle. However, I was one their website and I really like the changes they have been making to their 3L, given that
Does anyone think it is worth it to apply this late in the game?
Given 2.96/160 and URM, with pretty good softs?

Thanks all

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby kevin261186 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:15 pm

no reason not to. unless the -$12 will really hurt yuor bank account.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Shot007 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:34 pm

Yeh I understand the fact that its not expensive. But I am saying given my numbers based on the time of the application - is it worth it, considering that many people may have already been accepted?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:42 pm

Last year they sent out mass emails in like late july/early august to people who hadn't even applied to the school offering a full tuition scholarship to anyone who met some specified LSAT/GPA criteria WHILE there were still people on the wait list. They didn't even try to hide the fact that they just needed some more good numbers for next year.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby kevin261186 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:47 pm

Shot007 wrote:Yeh I understand the fact that its not expensive. But I am saying given my numbers based on the time of the application - is it worth it, considering that many people may have already been accepted?


yes. just send the app in now.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby goingoingone » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:00 pm

I'm not sure if it means anything, but the date on my status checker changed today to 2/8. The status itself has not changed, but the date has.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby hds2388 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:08 pm

goingoingone wrote:I'm not sure if it means anything, but the date on my status checker changed today to 2/8. The status itself has not changed, but the date has.


Mine too...does anyone have experience with this?




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