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traehekat
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Re: American U

Postby traehekat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:13 pm

It's official - I returned to school today to find a nice big folder from American with my acceptance letter. First decision and it's a good one!

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Re: American U

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:25 pm

traehekat wrote:It's official - I returned to school today to find a nice big folder from American with my acceptance letter. First decision and it's a good one!


Awesome, congrats!

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Re: American U

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm

traehekat wrote:It's official - I returned to school today to find a nice big folder from American with my acceptance letter. First decision and it's a good one!



Congrats, part of the Jan 15th decision batch, right!? Clearly all of them are acceptances. ;)

So are you seriously considering going there? WCL is just south of Bethesda, MD, which is a really, really nice suburb. The school is top 50, one of the most diverse in the country, and creeping up in the rankings i've read. Anyways, congrats!

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Re: American U

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:32 pm

Got the acceptance letter today when I got back from my trip to Pittsburgh. Anyone know when they send out scholarship information?


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Re: American U

Postby traehekat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Thanks all, I'm part of the 1/13 decision batch.

Fonz, I would have to know more about how American is fairing against schools like GWU and GULC. Being in a region with two or more higher ranked schools kind of worries me, although that may be difficult for me to avoid with my numbers (for sake of comparison, though, Colorado may be a more attractive choice to me, because although it is similarly ranked, it is the best law school in that region). I've also never been to DC, so I would have to visit before I made a decision (although from everything I have heard, including from you, AU is in a nice part of the DC area).

American's clinical training seems great, and I'd be interested in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. If I were more into international law, American would definitely be higher up on my list. Who knows though, I am taking an International Organizations class this semester, so I may BECOME interested between now and decision time haha.

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Re: American U

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:14 pm

Still Complete as of 12/15. This process is just wrenching my guts. Last week my rejection tally went up to 4.5 with no acceptances. I was counting on American to be the one acceptance that would keep my ego from completely deteriorating. WHAT IS THE HOLD UP!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Re: American U

Postby mes2010 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:22 pm

Same. I'm complete as of 11/23 and starting to get discouraged..

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Re: American U

Postby mhd08 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:23 pm

Rejected via snail mail today. I was one of the really quick turnarounds... app in 12/30, complete 1/7, decision made 1/15. I assumed I was getting in because of this, but it just goes to show you can never assume. I was really hoping for my first T1 acceptance :? Oh well, still waiting on a ton of other decisions. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: American U

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:29 pm

mhd08 wrote:Rejected via snail mail today. I was one of the really quick turnarounds... app in 12/30, complete 1/7, decision made 1/15. I assumed I was getting in because of this, but it just goes to show you can never assume. I was really hoping for my first T1 acceptance :? Oh well, still waiting on a ton of other decisions. Good luck to everyone else!


Hmm...There doesn't seem to be a whole lotta love for the >161 crows unless you're URM. And it seems like they're obnoxiously hesitant about us 162ers with lowish GPAs.

Come on American! There's a perfect little spot on the LSN graph I would fit so nicely into...

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Re: American U

Postby traehekat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:28 pm

mhd08 wrote:Rejected via snail mail today. I was one of the really quick turnarounds... app in 12/30, complete 1/7, decision made 1/15. I assumed I was getting in because of this, but it just goes to show you can never assume. I was really hoping for my first T1 acceptance :? Oh well, still waiting on a ton of other decisions. Good luck to everyone else!


Sorry to hear, I hope the rest of your cycle goes well! Did you apply to a lot of T1 schools?

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Re: American U

Postby mhd08 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:03 pm

traehekat wrote:
mhd08 wrote:Rejected via snail mail today. I was one of the really quick turnarounds... app in 12/30, complete 1/7, decision made 1/15. I assumed I was getting in because of this, but it just goes to show you can never assume. I was really hoping for my first T1 acceptance :? Oh well, still waiting on a ton of other decisions. Good luck to everyone else!


Sorry to hear, I hope the rest of your cycle goes well! Did you apply to a lot of T1 schools?


I applied to a couple T1 schools, a bunch of T2 schools and a few T3s.

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Re: American U

Postby rockababy123 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:44 pm

mhd08 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
mhd08 wrote:Rejected via snail mail today. I was one of the really quick turnarounds... app in 12/30, complete 1/7, decision made 1/15. I assumed I was getting in because of this, but it just goes to show you can never assume. I was really hoping for my first T1 acceptance :? Oh well, still waiting on a ton of other decisions. Good luck to everyone else!


Sorry to hear, I hope the rest of your cycle goes well! Did you apply to a lot of T1 schools?


I applied to a couple T1 schools, a bunch of T2 schools and a few T3s.



Sorry to hear about that. I thought for sure the quick turnaround meant a bunch of acceptances. Your rejection now has me nervous! Decision made 1/15 and nothing yet in the mail.

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Re: American U

Postby eaters333 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:02 pm

I got my decision today! IN after checking the mailbox 20 times in the pouring rain

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Re: American U

Postby savagecheater » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:19 pm

application complete since 12/22...zzzz

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Re: American U

Postby umichgrad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:40 pm

savagecheater wrote:application complete since 12/22...zzzz



complete since 10/28...dead as a doornail.

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Re: American U

Postby crm » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:57 pm

In as of today...on the CA coast

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Re: American U

Postby bones » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:14 pm

crm wrote:In as of today...on the CA coast


Were you in the 1/13 or 1/15 batch?

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Re: American U

Postby savagecheater » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:59 am

umichgrad wrote:
savagecheater wrote:application complete since 12/22...zzzz



complete since 10/28...dead as a doornail.


you mean no chance of admission or what?

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Re: American U

Postby crm » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:34 am

bones wrote:
crm wrote:In as of today...on the CA coast


Were you in the 1/13 or 1/15 batch?



DR 1/13

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Re: American U

Postby rickter » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:37 am

traehekat wrote:It's official - I returned to school today to find a nice big folder from American with my acceptance letter. First decision and it's a good one!


I also got my acceptance today, and it's also my first decision :)

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Re: American U

Postby je_ne_regrette_rien » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:31 am

Congratulations to everyone who got in!

I'm still App Comp. 12/15 (It updated to 12/15... I submitted a month before that around 11/15).

Good luck to everyone still waiting.

How long should we wait before we call and find out what's up?

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Re: American U

Postby rickter » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:26 am

je_ne_regrette_rien wrote:Congratulations to everyone who got in!

I'm still App Comp. 12/15 (It updated to 12/15... I submitted a month before that around 11/15).

Good luck to everyone still waiting.

How long should we wait before we call and find out what's up?


I would maybe write a note to the general admissions email address first, then call if they don't reply within 72 hours or so

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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:13 am

rickter wrote:
je_ne_regrette_rien wrote:Congratulations to everyone who got in!

I'm still App Comp. 12/15 (It updated to 12/15... I submitted a month before that around 11/15).

Good luck to everyone still waiting.

How long should we wait before we call and find out what's up?


I would maybe write a note to the general admissions email address first, then call if they don't reply within 72 hours or so



I emailed because I have been complete since 12/22 (updated from 12/11). They told me that because of the way their admission process works, they cannot tell me how long I will be waiting. WCL is probably my only chance at a decent school in DC...so if I don't get in...I have to choose between living away from the fiance for a year, or waiting to apply again next year after retaking the LSAT...I don't like either of those choices!!!

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Re: American U

Postby WMCowgirl » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:15 pm

So I have been frantically looking for some ray of hope on LSN, and I think I found one. If you are with me in the less than fabulous LSAT range of a 158, it looks like as long as your GPA is a 3.5 or higher (which mine is...yes!!!) you are going to be AT LEAST waitlisted...and it will take about 2 months to get your response unless you are a URM. Here's hoping that holds true for this years admissions cycle!

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Re: American U

Postby sirchristaylor » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:21 pm

jmhendri wrote:Still Complete as of 12/15. This process is just wrenching my guts. Last week my rejection tally went up to 4.5 with no acceptances. I was counting on American to be the one acceptance that would keep my ego from completely deteriorating. WHAT IS THE HOLD UP!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


You'll be in at USD soon, I'm sure.




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