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BlueHeel
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Re: American U

Postby BlueHeel » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:33 am

Looks like LSN has no activity for the month of December yet. Hopefully there will be some movement soon.

State2010
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Re: American U

Postby State2010 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:39 pm

WMCowgirl wrote:Hi everyone--I am new to this thread and actually JUST submitted my application to American two hours ago. It obviously has not been sent/received...but I had a few questions.

I see from previous posts that there is an online status check website? Or, do they email?

Also, do you know when they plan on making RD decisions?

And last question...what do you think my chances are with a 158 and a 3.65? I have worked three years and have a Masters degree from UVA (hoping that all helps).


American should be emailing you shortly after you apply with the website. Looking at my email, I received same day response (I applied on November 4).

Regular decisions are made on a rolling basis - American is kinda funky from what I can tell. The LSN has a list of the schools and the decision dates as well as GPA and LSATs for those admitted/rejected. If you haven't seen it already: http://american.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0809/

I think the masters will help you out a lot! American is really into diversity at their campus and having people with different levels of experience and knowledge is, in my impression, very helpful to them!

Good luck and I hope that helped!

iheartucla
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Re: American U

Postby iheartucla » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:02 pm

"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?

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TWoodWil
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Re: American U

Postby TWoodWil » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:05 pm

iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


From the JD Application Codes page, Decision Made means:

"Your file has been reviewed and a decision has been rendered by the Committee on Admissions. Decisions are sent via mail. If the decision has not reached you within two weeks of this status please email your Admissions Counselor. Applicants with last name A-K can contact Sarah Overman soverman@wcl.american.edu or L-Z contact Laura Faulkner faulkner@wcl.american.edu. Decisions will not be given by phone or email."

They added the bold, not me.

iheartucla
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Re: American U

Postby iheartucla » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:06 pm

TWoodWil wrote:
iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


From the JD Application Codes page, Decision Made means:

"Your file has been reviewed and a decision has been rendered by the Committee on Admissions. Decisions are sent via mail. If the decision has not reached you within two weeks of this status please email your Admissions Counselor. Applicants with last name A-K can contact Sarah Overman soverman@wcl.american.edu or L-Z contact Laura Faulkner faulkner@wcl.american.edu. Decisions will not be given by phone or email."

They added the bold, not me.


Thanks, in my wtf does this mean moment, i didnt even think to check their website, and so I become a slave to the mailbox once more

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solotee
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Re: American U

Postby solotee » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:07 pm

Been complete since 11/23. It's pretty quiet in here.

azb
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Re: American U

Postby azb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:09 pm

iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


When did you go complete?

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oberlin08
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Re: American U

Postby oberlin08 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:10 pm

Did anyone here apply for PT?

azb
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Re: American U

Postby azb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:11 pm

oberlin08 wrote:Did anyone here apply for PT?


I did
the date on my status has changed to todays date, 12/15/2009; but it still says "complete"

iheartucla
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Re: American U

Postby iheartucla » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:12 pm

azb wrote:
iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


When did you go complete?


11/30

azb
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Re: American U

Postby azb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:14 pm

iheartucla wrote:
azb wrote:
iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


When did you go complete?


11/30


I went complete on 11/23/2009. As I mentioned above, it still says complete. but the date has changed. Does it mean something?

iheartucla
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Re: American U

Postby iheartucla » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:17 pm

azb wrote:
iheartucla wrote:
azb wrote:
iheartucla wrote:"Decision Made" on status checker- when will i find out what that decision is?


When did you go complete?


11/30


I went complete on 11/23/2009. As I mentioned above, it still says complete. but the date has changed. Does it mean something?


I don't know, this a safety for me, I have been getting quick acceptances from my safeties- it seems as though generally people are auto-admitted if they are above 75th percentile in both LSAT and GPA, although I have gotten accepted to a few schools where this isnt the case already- they could just be looking at your file more cloesly that would be my guess, but who knows

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Re: American U

Postby km23 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:20 pm

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champ33
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Re: American U

Postby champ33 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:26 pm

My status changed to "Decision Made" today as well. Completed 11/30.

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lawgirl99
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Re: American U

Postby lawgirl99 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:50 pm

My status currently says "Application Incomplete-Waiting on Future LSAT". Once my December score comes in, how long do you think it will be before I get a decision? My application is already complete asides from my December score so hopefully it won't be too long...

kkslider
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Re: American U

Postby kkslider » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:52 pm

Complete on 11/30, just changed to decision made.

God I don't need this during finals

02092010
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Re: American U

Postby 02092010 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:55 pm

So if anyone has heard back, how long has the time between decision made and you actually hearing from American?

vsg211
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Re: American U

Postby vsg211 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:59 pm

Does anyone know if they send it to permanent or present address?

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TWoodWil
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Re: American U

Postby TWoodWil » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:06 pm

tallywhacker wrote:So if anyone has heard back, how long has the time between decision made and you actually hearing from American?


The one person to post in this thread said it came via ordinary priority mail. If it truly is being sent using USPS priority mail it should be 2-3 days. Though that's without knowing if WCL sends out the mail the same day it updates status checker (ex. decision made after the last mail pickup time for the day), or an exceptionally slow processing time at the local postal branch, etc.

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Re: American U

Postby horriblegb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:11 pm

Decision made today as well, 12/15 went complete on 12/4 so I am guessing they love me or truly hate me haha, any opinions?

lalalaw
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Re: American U

Postby lalalaw » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:08 pm

My date changed today too for Maryland and American...Maryland changed to 12/16 which is kind of strange and American changed to 12/15...I submitted 12/4 and received emails for status checker from the schools that same day...

lalalaw
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Re: American U

Postby lalalaw » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:09 pm

O but neither of my status' changed...just the date

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jmhendri
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Re: American U

Postby jmhendri » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:18 pm

azb wrote:
oberlin08 wrote:Did anyone here apply for PT?


I did
the date on my status has changed to todays date, 12/15/2009; but it still says "complete"


me too. how obnoxiously nerve wracking...

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jmhendri
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Re: American U

Postby jmhendri » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:24 pm

horriblegb wrote:Decision made today as well, 12/15 went complete on 12/4 so I am guessing they love me or truly hate me haha, any opinions?



American has a really high turn over of applications. They don't mull over very many, most people on LSN who've gotten decisions have had them within a few weeks of submitting apps.

lalalaw
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Re: American U

Postby lalalaw » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:13 pm

Well looks like this may be my week! They are probably trying to get another round out before they break for the holidays.




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