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HazelEyes
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Re: American U

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:42 am

smartblonde87 wrote:
HazelEyes wrote:FML, just got a waitlist email, when I was SO sure AU was going to be a yes.

Oh well. Guess there's always 2011...

Quick, someone say something super cheerful to me...


We are both on the waitlist! Wanna play go fish :)

LOL! Did you WL for FT and PT or just FT? I ust remembered my isue with PT, no SUMMER JOB.

WMCowgirl
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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:01 pm

any new movement on the wait list???

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Its on Seabass
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Re: American U

Postby Its on Seabass » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:25 pm

HazelEyes wrote:
smartblonde87 wrote:
HazelEyes wrote:FML, just got a waitlist email, when I was SO sure AU was going to be a yes.

Oh well. Guess there's always 2011...

Quick, someone say something super cheerful to me...


We are both on the waitlist! Wanna play go fish :)

LOL! Did you WL for FT and PT or just FT? I ust remembered my isue with PT, no SUMMER JOB.

Why not? I think Americans pt classes are at night.

GentlemanJim
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Re: American U

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:54 pm

In PT via phone call.

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Re: American U

Postby Sias » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:59 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:In PT via phone call.


Congrats!

NaiveHope
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Re: American U

Postby NaiveHope » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:13 pm

Were you on the waitlist?

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Re: American U

Postby ecs32 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:15 pm

Does anyone think I am handicapped because I turned down a PT acceptance off the waitlist last year? I couldn't take the seat due to family reasons, but reapplied this year (and landed on the waitlist again). Worth an extra email I suppose?

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Re: American U

Postby GentlemanJim » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:33 pm

I was on the waitlist, yeah. They only gave me 24 hours to decide. Yikes!

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Re: American U

Postby NaiveHope » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:38 pm

When waitlisted, did you opt for PT or were you FT and they offered you PT?

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Re: American U

Postby hoyasaxon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:41 pm

naivehope,

best.username.ever......

Scribbly
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Re: American U

Postby Scribbly » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:06 pm

I'm at NU, and was just curious if any of the Chicago area people who are planning on attending next year were interested in a non-creepy meet and chat (like at a Borders or something).

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Re: American U

Postby Mardou » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:21 pm

Scribbly wrote:I'm at NU, and was just curious if any of the Chicago area people who are planning on attending next year were interested in a non-creepy meet and chat (like at a Borders or something).


Yeah, I would totally be up for that. PM me if you'd like.

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Re: American U

Postby Not-A-Teabagger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:31 pm

Mardou wrote:
Scribbly wrote:I'm at NU, and was just curious if any of the Chicago area people who are planning on attending next year were interested in a non-creepy meet and chat (like at a Borders or something).


Yeah, I would totally be up for that. PM me if you'd like.


+1 (as long as it's not this week)

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Re: American U

Postby sk08 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:07 am

does anyone know if/when there is a deadline to accept your financial award package?

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Re: American U

Postby ethreeezy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:12 am

Not-A-Teabagger wrote:
Mardou wrote:
Scribbly wrote:I'm at NU, and was just curious if any of the Chicago area people who are planning on attending next year were interested in a non-creepy meet and chat (like at a Borders or something).


Yeah, I would totally be up for that. PM me if you'd like.


+1 (as long as it's not this week)


+2

Bailarina08
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Re: American U

Postby Bailarina08 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 am

I withdrew from the PT waitlist. I'm guessing they'll also take me off the FT, or at least be annoyed enough to stop considering me. Go get it Rockstar and GDane!

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Re: American U

Postby Snowdrifter » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:27 pm

Bailarina08 wrote:I withdrew from the PT waitlist. I'm guessing they'll also take me off the FT, or at least be annoyed enough to stop considering me. Go get it Rockstar and GDane!


You were accepted off the waitlist already? Most of the schools I'm waitlisted at said they won't even start making decisions until late May or June!

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:30 pm

Youse are all great. Thanks.

Ballarina, im sorry to hear youre not going to stick around. I hope things work out for you though.

I know a few people have been taken from the waitlist, but I wonder what their numbers were. Is AU taking the highest numbers first or are they using a more holistic approach? Who the hell knows. Ha!

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Re: American U

Postby Bailarina08 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:32 pm

Snowdrifter wrote:You were accepted off the waitlist already? Most of the schools I'm waitlisted at said they won't even start making decisions until late May or June!


I got a call from Fordham admitting me on Monday. (Not from the WL, I just applied rather late.) Then yesterday American emailed me asking if I'm still interested in PT. Since I never really saw myself as a PT student, the admit to Fordham's FT program pretty much sealed the deal. Still hoping for W&M though.

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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:09 pm

Interestingly enough all the admissions of the waitlists have been for PT only...doesn't seem to be movement (that we are aware of) in FT. From what I gather, the stats for those admitted thus far are high LSATs (at least compared to mine :)!)

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Re: American U

Postby Bailarina08 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:22 pm

WMCowgirl wrote:Interestingly enough all the admissions of the waitlists have been for PT only...doesn't seem to be movement (that we are aware of) in FT. From what I gather, the stats for those admitted thus far are high LSATs (at least compared to mine :)!)


My guess is that the PT numbers contributed to their slip in the rankings this year, and that they're trying to raise those numbers and move back up.

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:48 pm

Which is why I hate USNWR rankings.

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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:51 pm

gdane5 wrote:Which is why I hate USNWR rankings.


+1!!!!!! That and the LSAT :) Gdane--are you retaking yours?

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:02 pm

Before I get bashed by the people that put the rankings on a pedestal, I want to clarify on my previous statement.

I believe the rankings are useful in giving people an idea of a schools general reputation. They are not useful when it comes to employment, nor are they always indicative of a schools worth. AU is ranked 48th, but it shares DC with Georgetown and GW, two really good schools. Anywhere else, AU would be tops. However, the rankings get distorted by people and a drop or gain is equated with a school getting worse or better. This isnt always the case. So, it would be unfortunate if AU took more of a numbers approach instead of a holistic approach with the waitlist just because they "dropped" 3 spots in rankings.

I dont have as much disdain for the LSAT as I do for USNWR, so I think the LSAT is important. I wish it would be more directly related to law school and not so vague (grouping purple dinosaurs and red dinosaurs? what the hell?), but it is what it is.

No, I wont be retaking. I took it once and did subpar, retook and did slightly better, but still nowhere near where I set out to reach.

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Re: American U

Postby rockstar4488 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:05 pm

mauve dinosaurs gdane, mauve




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