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daagermy1
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Re: American U

Postby daagermy1 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:52 pm

SummerLaw wrote:No problem. PT Program: 165/3.7 - extensive work experience. I got $10k for the first year with a note about being eligible for $$ for year 2 depending on XYZ (nothing concrete/definitive). Does that help?


+1 received the same email yesterday. 166/3.7 - 3 yrs legal work experience.

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Re: American U

Postby lstwin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:05 pm

sk08 wrote:were you also PT? Someone at the financial aid office said they don't negotiate, but I'm sending in a letter regardless.


No, I'm FT.

Did any other FT people get the scholarship? If so, did you get the same amount?

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:27 pm

Just title the subject: Letter of Continued Interest.

You're putting way too much thought into it Ballerina.

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lstwin
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Re: American U

Postby lstwin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:48 pm

sk08 wrote:I'm going to try to negotiate with them because I have a substantial scholarship at another, comparable school ( I know AU is stingy, but I have to try).


Have you tried negotiating yet? How'd it go? Who did you speak with (the financial aid office or Akira Shiroma directly)? Thanks!

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Re: American U

Postby joshlyman » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:16 pm

any words of wisdom from anyone as to the viability of WL admit? does the current situation with a large amount of YP waitlists
help or hurt someone like me WLed with an LOCI already into my admissions counselor..

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:48 pm

Mr. Joshlyman,

I have no idea what the chances of getting off the waitlist are. I am also on it and I am really hoping I get accepted from it. American is my top choice and I would love to go there.

I would just wait and send in a LOCI every now and then. I've also been begging people to withdraw if they arent going to attend. The more people that withdraw, admits or waitlists, the greater the chances that people like you and me are accepted off the waitlist.

Im vying for a spot too, but good luck. keep us updated.

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Re: American U

Postby redraiderette » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:19 pm

I went to an alumni/admitted student's reception sponsored by WCL, it was very good and gave me some very very useful information. The alumni were very positive about the school and their experience, and Dean Grossman gave a very compelling speech that highlighted AU's status as an international draw for those wanting to study law. He described the breadth of opportunities available to WCL students in school as well as out of school, and spoke positively about the faculty at the school and their extensive amount of practical experience, as opposed to just being academics.

Oh, and a lot of the alumni and current students compared WCL students to their Georgetown counterparts and stated that a lot of the GULC students were not happy at GULC and that they envied the opportunties available to the WCL law students. THis sentiment was echoed and unsolicited from several people throughout the night.

I am still not 100% sold on it, but I was very impressed with the alumni and the WCL staff. The event was very nice and well-organized, and very professional. I am really looking forward to the ASD now... HTH!

As far as the financial aid information- my packet just told me that I would know before the seat deposit is due provided I had my FAFSA in.

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Re: American U

Postby lstwin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:28 pm

redraiderette wrote:As far as the financial aid information- my packet just told me that I would know before the seat deposit is due provided I had my FAFSA in.


Good to know. Thanks!

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Jules Winnfield
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Re: American U

Postby Jules Winnfield » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:54 pm

Boy, am I glad I applied early.

EDIT: I'm also attending ASD on April 23rd. Hope to see some of you there!

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Re: American U

Postby smartin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:46 pm

Waitlisted by e-mail today.

I applied for the part time program at the end of February.

161/3.24, 3 years work experience

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Re: American U

Postby Scarletlady » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:11 pm

smartin wrote:Waitlisted by e-mail today.

I applied for the part time program at the end of February.

161/3.24, 3 years work experience


We have very similar profiles. I was wondering what the turn around time between applying and your WL email was. Thanks!

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Re: American U

Postby izzytovar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:02 pm

Decision made 3/1. Still nothing in mail, looking like a rejection at this point. Was a stretch, but was hopeful.

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Re: American U

Postby thepcv » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:48 am

Officially withdrew today. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!

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Re: American U

Postby smartin » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:43 am

Scarletlady wrote:
smartin wrote:Waitlisted by e-mail today.

I applied for the part time program at the end of February.

161/3.24, 3 years work experience


We have very similar profiles. I was wondering what the turn around time between applying and your WL email was. Thanks!


I applied on February 25, went complete the next day and got waitlisted on March 5th. Good luck!

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Re: American U

Postby kaydish21 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:43 am

Anyone else with higher numbers been waiting a lot longer than others it seems like? I applied mid Jan, was complete around the 25th of Jan or so. 169, 3.66. Curious...

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izzytovar
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Re: American U

Postby izzytovar » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:33 pm

Official rejection letter today. Oh well, good luck to everyone else on their cycle. One less status tracker to check though on the bright side.

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Re: American U

Postby bklyngreenlp » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:06 pm

After a lot of thought, I don't believe American is worth paying the full cost of tuition. I sent in my withdrawal earlier today. Good luck to those of you still waiting.

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Re: American U

Postby nowinGA » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:32 pm

Accepted today via snail mail. No scholarship info or indication of when/if that might come.
Last edited by nowinGA on Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

insertclevernamehere
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Re: American U

Postby insertclevernamehere » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Just got the email saying I am not a PIPS recipient.

It was obviously a semi-long shot with my numbers, but without it I will be withdrawing.

Hopefully it enables someone to take my spot!

signing out xo icnh

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Re: American U

Postby traehekat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:07 pm

Just withdrew, good luck to those on the waitlist, hopefully one of you guys takes my spot!

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Re: American U

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:43 pm

Thank you all for withdrawing. I am one of the people on the waitlist and I hope I can accepted off it.

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Re: American U

Postby American2013 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:35 am

So just to clarify, Nobody who is FT has received $$$ yet correct?

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Re: American U

Postby crm » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:42 am

American2013 wrote:So just to clarify, Nobody who is FT has received $$$ yet correct?


I received 10k for the first yr, for ft

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Re: American U

Postby lstwin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:47 am

crm wrote:
American2013 wrote:So just to clarify, Nobody who is FT has received $$$ yet correct?


I received 10k for the first yr, for ft


Me too

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Re: American U

Postby set88 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:19 pm

kaydish21 wrote:Anyone else with higher numbers been waiting a lot longer than others it seems like? I applied mid Jan, was complete around the 25th of Jan or so. 169, 3.66. Curious...


Yup. 168/3.71, applied early Feb. They'll probably YP us. Guess they haven't gotten around to it yet.




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