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beef wellington
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Re: American U

Postby beef wellington » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:48 am

Um, I'm travelling and my uncle's receiving all my mail, but according to him I was just dinged.

171 3.2/3.8

Isn't the whole idea of YP to WL people and see if they send a LOCI? I put a lot of work into the American application too, and it was one of only two schools I applied to where I was supposedly an auto-admit. So glad I've already been accepted to Minnesota or I would be freaking out right now. Still feeling pretty weird about it though. :?

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Re: American U

Postby nyred10 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:04 am

I'm getting my mail forwarded from my school address to my home address, and the postal service is doing their best to screw it up as much as possible. I'm still waiting for my decision (went decision made on 1/7), but on LSN every single person who got a decision that day has been dinged. Has anyone from 1/7 NOT gotten rejected? Seems like a pretty severe bloodbath from American...

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Re: American U

Postby slb052 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:11 am

beef wellington wrote:Um, I'm travelling and my uncle's receiving all my mail, but according to him I was just dinged.

171 3.2/3.8

Isn't the whole idea of YP to WL people and see if they send a LOCI? I put a lot of work into the American application too, and it was one of only two schools I applied to where I was supposedly an auto-admit. So glad I've already been accepted to Minnesota or I would be freaking out right now. Still feeling pretty weird about it though. :?


American is just too, too weird. I thought YP = WL as well. At 169/3.6ish, I had a feeling I was headed for a similar fate, so I sent in my withdrawal tonight. Felt weird/sad about it, but there just wasn't a chance of me attending (or even getting in, apparently!)

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Re: American U

Postby beef wellington » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:16 am

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Re: American U

Postby TWoodWil » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:20 am

Fired five times in 10 years? To be brutally honest, it really does not inspire confidence.

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Re: American U

Postby beef wellington » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:33 am

TWoodWil wrote:Fired five times in 10 years? To be brutally honest, it really does not inspire confidence.


Well yeah, I was a total fuckup when I was fired from all those menial jobs ten years ago. I also had a sub 2.0 gpa during that time. But then I held down those two jobs for years at a time, went back to school and got a 3.8 from my degree-granting school. I was more worried about the tone than the content, but I could be off base.

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Re: American U

Postby threeonefour » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:19 pm

Does anyone know why American why my complete date would have changed twice? I went complete on 1/4 and now it says Complete as of 1/13.

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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 pm

threeonefour wrote:Does anyone know why American why my complete date would have changed twice? I went complete on 1/4 and now it says Complete as of 1/13.



They claim that it is a system update...it happens to a lot of people actually. I went complete on 12/11 and then again on 12/22. Truthfully, I think the first complete means that they received your electronic application, and the second complete means that the paper version from LSAC has arrived. The same kind of "double" complete happened to me at GTown

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Re: American U

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:32 pm

I got the complete update today...1/4 to 1/13

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Re: American U

Postby threeonefour » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:36 pm

WMCowgirl wrote:
threeonefour wrote:Does anyone know why American why my complete date would have changed twice? I went complete on 1/4 and now it says Complete as of 1/13.



They claim that it is a system update...it happens to a lot of people actually. I went complete on 12/11 and then again on 12/22. Truthfully, I think the first complete means that they received your electronic application, and the second complete means that the paper version from LSAC has arrived. The same kind of "double" complete happened to me at GTown


Thanks for the info!

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Re: American U

Postby jlnoa0915 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:42 pm

Status just went to 'Decision Made.' Wish me luck :shock:

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Re: American U

Postby Katerina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:47 pm

Dear American,

I have been complete since November (submitted in October) with zero movement since. I am officially giving you the cold shoulder.

Sincerely,

Katerina

:evil:

P.S. Why don't you love me?

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Re: American U

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Wouldn't you go to GW over American anyway?

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Re: American U

Postby JOThompson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:51 pm

I submitted October 1st but I'm still sitting at complete since 11/09.

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Re: American U

Postby Katerina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:52 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:Wouldn't you go to GW over American anyway?


I'm poor and I was really hoping for some solid merit aid (hard to come by when you're a splitter like me). Plus I did a summer session for law at American in college and really liked the school.

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Re: American U

Postby Katerina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:53 pm

JOThompson wrote:I submitted October 1st but I'm still sitting at complete since 11/09.


At least I'm in good company- sorry JO, you've been waiting even longer than me :(

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Re: American U

Postby JOThompson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:55 pm

Katerina wrote:
JOThompson wrote:I submitted October 1st but I'm still sitting at complete since 11/09.


At least I'm in good company- sorry JO, you've been waiting even longer than me :(

Aww, it can be frustrating. Hope you receive a decision soon :)

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Re: American U

Postby Gapper538 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Application received 11/13. Complete on 12/15.

I am applying to one of their dual degree programs and go a letter in the mail yesterday (dated Jan. 4) informing me that I had been accepted into the Masters half of the program-- but with no word at all from the law school-- an still nothing new on my status.

What can you make of this?

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Re: American U

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:58 pm

Katerina wrote:
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:Wouldn't you go to GW over American anyway?


I'm poor and I was really hoping for some solid merit aid (hard to come by when you're a splitter like me). Plus I did a summer session for law at American in college and really liked the school.


I'll trade you my spot at American for yours at GW then. Or maybe BC. Deal?

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Re: American U

Postby JOThompson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:59 pm

I know several joint programs, like Northwestern's, tend to fully accept or completely reject the applicant. I don't know about American, but hopefully it's the same there. Good luck!

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Re: American U

Postby TWoodWil » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Gapper538 wrote:Application received 11/13. Complete on 12/15.

I am applying to one of their dual degree programs and go a letter in the mail yesterday (dated Jan. 4) informing me that I had been accepted into the Masters half of the program-- but with no word at all from the law school-- an still nothing new on my status.

What can you make of this?


Nothing can be made of it. They are entirely different admissions processes handled by different departments, committees, rules, and procedures. Acceptance or rejection in one program won't indicate the decision of the other.

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Re: American U

Postby Katerina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:09 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
Katerina wrote:
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:Wouldn't you go to GW over American anyway?


I'm poor and I was really hoping for some solid merit aid (hard to come by when you're a splitter like me). Plus I did a summer session for law at American in college and really liked the school.


I'll trade you my spot at American for yours at GW then. Or maybe BC. Deal?


I'll trade you GW for American with $$ but I'm never giving up BC... unless you've got a GULC hidden up your sleeve.

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Re: American U

Postby Katerina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:10 pm

Gapper538 wrote:Application received 11/13. Complete on 12/15.

I am applying to one of their dual degree programs and go a letter in the mail yesterday (dated Jan. 4) informing me that I had been accepted into the Masters half of the program-- but with no word at all from the law school-- an still nothing new on my status.

What can you make of this?


I bet you'll get in :)

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Re: American U

Postby lawgirl99 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:10 pm

My status date changed too! I wish it meant something...like an acceptance was pending!

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Re: American U

Postby jmhendri » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 pm

jlnoa0915 wrote:Status just went to 'Decision Made.' Wish me luck :shock:


I think you're in. How long has your app been complete? I've been waiting for a decision since 12/15 and I could really use some good news.




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