George Mason 2010

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sunnygirl
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby sunnygirl » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:47 am

ram jam wrote:For those that have received their decisions:

I have applied two weeks ago to GMU with a 3.05 and sept 159,dec 164 LSAT. I did not attach an addendum explaining the score difference. Do you think it is sufficient for an acceptance?



I would send one if I were you. I did send them an addendum,and actually my second LSAT was lower than my first one(it sucks). My highest is the same as you,and I got admitted 12/22, so I think you have a good chance.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby azb » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:00 am

ram jam wrote:For those that have received their decisions:

I have applied two weeks ago to GMU with a 3.05 and sept 159,dec 164 LSAT. I did not attach an addendum explaining the score difference. Do you think it is sufficient for an acceptance?


I did not write any. I took the second test exactly one year after the first one and my score difference was more than 10 points.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby WMCowgirl » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:24 pm

Well, bit the bullet today and called to ask to be considered for both FT and PT, while keeping FT as my preference. anyone else in the same boat?

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bmoredagny
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby bmoredagny » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:17 pm

My status updated on 1/7. No phone call or letter yet!

Also, I applied to both programs, and that box still says "either."

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bmoredagny
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby bmoredagny » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:39 pm

update: got my letter tonight and I'm waitlisted.
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janez68
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby janez68 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:41 pm

Do you guys remember how long it took for you to receive Mason's "Complete" email, or the online status changed to "complete"? My LSAC report was mailed to them on 1/4/10, but the online status checker still indicates incomplete. Thanks!!

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby MBZags » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:48 pm

My updated report from the December LSAT was sent on 1/5, and I went complete on the status checker yesterday.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:52 pm

sunnygirl wrote:
ram jam wrote:For those that have received their decisions:

I have applied two weeks ago to GMU with a 3.05 and sept 159,dec 164 LSAT. I did not attach an addendum explaining the score difference. Do you think it is sufficient for an acceptance?



I would send one if I were you. I did send them an addendum,and actually my second LSAT was lower than my first one(it sucks). My highest is the same as you,and I got admitted 12/22, so I think you have a good chance.


If you have a 164 and any GPA it seems like your golden, anything less and your out.

Here's my rant so read at your own warning: I believe this process is what is making GMU seem higher caliber than what it is. They accept anything with a 164 to keep their median, and then fill in the missing pieces via the waitlist if they have too. I bet you 10 bucks they probably don't read half of the applications that come in and just look at numbers.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby sunnygirl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:36 am

robin600 wrote:
sunnygirl wrote:
ram jam wrote:For those that have received their decisions:

I have applied two weeks ago to GMU with a 3.05 and sept 159,dec 164 LSAT. I did not attach an addendum explaining the score difference. Do you think it is sufficient for an acceptance?



I would send one if I were you. I did send them an addendum,and actually my second LSAT was lower than my first one(it sucks). My highest is the same as you,and I got admitted 12/22, so I think you have a good chance.


If you have a 164 and any GPA it seems like your golden, anything less and your out.

Here's my rant so read at your own warning: I believe this process is what is making GMU seem higher caliber than what it is. They accept anything with a 164 to keep their median, and then fill in the missing pieces via the waitlist if they have too. I bet you 10 bucks they probably don't read half of the applications that come in and just look at numbers.


I don't know, I don't have gpa since I am int'l applicant. But I ranked top three in my school. I just think this year things are getting crazy. It's much like a number game for law schools. They just look at number and nothing else. GMU is good for me to go, if I haven't get admission from UIUC this Friday........

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby State2010 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:36 am

If you have a 164 and any GPA it seems like your golden, anything less and your out.

Here's my rant so read at your own warning: I believe this process is what is making GMU seem higher caliber than what it is. They accept anything with a 164 to keep their median, and then fill in the missing pieces via the waitlist if they have too. I bet you 10 bucks they probably don't read half of the applications that come in and just look at numbers.[/quote]

I don't know, I don't have gpa since I am int'l applicant. But I ranked top three in my school. I just think this year things are getting crazy. It's much like a number game for law schools. They just look at number and nothing else. GMU is good for me to go, if I haven't get admission from UIUC this Friday........[/quote]

I'm also going to have to disagree here... My LSAT score was LOW (156, please do not judge me I'm ashamed enough as it is) but my GPA is a 3.90 and my softs are really good. I was accepted to GMU FT (out of state) before Christmas. Maybe it was my GPA, but something tells me that they took a look at other aspects of my application in order to make a decision.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby sarlis » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:41 am

I have to somewhat agree with the above quote. I don't have a 164, my LSAT is below that, it's not a 156 either like the post above, mine is higher, but still not a 164. So you can get in with a sub-164 LSAT.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby JOThompson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:42 am

I was waitlisted. At this point, I've been accepted to schools that better match my interests, so I'll be withdrawing. Good luck to everyone :)

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby kickincane21 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:42 am

Well I actually hope your right cause I have a 164 with a 3.48 and haven't heard back from GM yet but applied back in mid november...any phone call waves or letters go out lately...my status checker hasn't changed since the day I got it.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:48 am

kickincane21 wrote:Well I actually hope your right cause I have a 164 with a 3.48 and haven't heard back from GM yet but applied back in mid november...any phone call waves or letters go out lately...my status checker hasn't changed since the day I got it.


We are identical numbers twins, and I was accepted to GMU. Applied in early October. The admissions crew seems to like folks that either have 164+ LSAT and/or 3.7+ GPAs. Makes senses because last year's medians were 163, 3.72, and the school, like every other T1 school, is playing the numbers game. It's the reality of the situation, so whether it enrages you or strikes you as unfair, we're all part of it. Good luck!

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby ram jam » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:44 pm

I hope the 164 will get the job done for me. For those hoping to attend: How will you pay the tuition... Virginia is extremely hard to get domicile status for out of state students. Living expenses in arlington also exceed the average for other schools. (34k + 20K)*3 = $162,000 Is there something I am missing? How do you cope with something like this?

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby Zojirushi » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:01 pm

LOCI is in the mail, and it is damn good if I do say so myself. :) As for tuition, that is a bridge I will cross when I get there, but it is of concern noting the impossibility of gaining Virginia residency.

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whatchootalkinbout
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:01 pm

IN! Just got the phone call. :)

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servinDizzert
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Re: George Mason 2010

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

IN!!!!! Via Voicemail

George Mason was a safety but it was my first acceptance so at least I'm going somewhere next fall.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby actingchick25 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:11 pm

In via voice mail just now!!!

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um08
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby um08 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:22 pm

Status Check changed today to Decision made.. receive in 2-4 weeks

*Complete 12/3

statuscheckerssuck
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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby statuscheckerssuck » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:37 pm

In via phone call as well. I don't know how I feel about phone call acceptances because I didn't really know what to say.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby kickincane21 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:41 pm

Yep, just got the phone call!! In as well. 164/3.48 complete 11/20

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:42 pm

servinDizzert wrote:IN!!!!! Via Voicemail

George Mason was a safety but it was my first acceptance so at least I'm going somewhere next fall.



Good thing you qualified your excitement - the world would think poorly of you if you were that excited about going to a school as crappy as George Mason.

(sarcasm)

In via phone call as well. Great news.

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby servinDizzert » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:33 pm

Doodsmack wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:IN!!!!! Via Voicemail

George Mason was a safety but it was my first acceptance so at least I'm going somewhere next fall.



Good thing you qualified your excitement - the world would think poorly of you if you were that excited about going to a school as crappy as George Mason.

(sarcasm)

In via phone call as well. Great news.



I was excited to get my first acceptance. While it was George Mason, I would have been ecstatic if it was one of my top choices. Getting one under my belt feels good whether or not it was my first choice.

Just because George Mason is your top choice doesn't mean you need to get hostile.

(sarcasm)

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Re: George Mason 2010

Postby fulkersonr1 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 am

Got a voicemail today letting me know that I am in. If anyone is curious my status checker has still not changed since I went complete.




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