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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: GentleMoose on April 26, 2005, 08:27:10 PM

Title: Unbelievable
Post by: GentleMoose on April 26, 2005, 08:27:10 PM
I'll keep this short. I applied to Georgetown and was rejected about two weeks ago.  Feeling my rejection was entirely unfair, I complained to the admissions office.  About 6 hours ago I got an email from the assistant dean of admissions at GTown saying that while he couldn’t give me a decision via email, the materials I was about to receive from the school would make me extremely "pleased."  The email went on to instruct me on how to access the admitted students website.  Needless to say I'm feeling a good deal of both elation and confusion.  Has this happened with anyone else?
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: InVinoVeritas on April 26, 2005, 08:30:06 PM
wow.  that's fantastic!  what exactly did you say in your complaint?
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Sanno on April 26, 2005, 08:46:54 PM
I'll keep this short. I applied to Georgetown and was rejected about two weeks ago.  Feeling my rejection was entirely unfair, I complained to the admissions office.  About 6 hours ago I got an email from the assistant dean of admissions at GTown saying that while he couldn’t give me a decision via email, the materials I was about to receive from the school would make me extremely "pleased."  The email went on to instruct me on how to access the admitted students website.  Needless to say I'm feeling a good deal of both elation and confusion.  Has this happened with anyone else?

Numbers please...and why did you feel you were unfaily rejected?
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: A.J on April 26, 2005, 08:54:52 PM
Heres a big pile of horse *&^%!  Now everybody, jump in!
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: ilsox7 on April 26, 2005, 09:00:33 PM
I've got some terrific swampland in Florida for sale...
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Who's Crowdaddy on April 26, 2005, 09:03:33 PM
maybe you guys are right, but why do you assume it is BS. Rejections do get overturned.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: philibusters on April 26, 2005, 09:07:21 PM
I believed the original poster.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: InVinoVeritas on April 26, 2005, 09:10:19 PM
me too.  i'm happy to give people the benefit of the doubt, but i want to know details partially to confirm the veracity of the OP's claim.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: ilsox7 on April 26, 2005, 09:12:07 PM
Scan in the rejection and then scan the acceptance and I'll believe it.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Who's Crowdaddy on April 26, 2005, 09:21:14 PM
Scan in the rejection and then scan the acceptance and I'll believe it.

I am not suggesting you are wrong. You and the one other person just seemed so sure.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: A.J on April 26, 2005, 09:21:50 PM
I find the whole "I cant tell you but you'll be extemely pleased" highly weird and unlikely to come from a dean.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Who's Crowdaddy on April 26, 2005, 09:38:55 PM
I find the whole "I cant tell you but you'll be extemely pleased" highly weird and unlikely to come from a dean.

Good point.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: InVinoVeritas on April 26, 2005, 09:40:22 PM
of course, now i'm suspicious because the OP hasn't yet responded.  whatev.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: ormachea on April 26, 2005, 10:54:52 PM
I don't find that Dean's response strange at all. Most law schools seem to have a VERY strict policy of not releasing that information over the phone. But subtle (or not so subtle, in this case) hints are probably not off-limits.

But I also don't much trust someone with only 4 posts who doesn't repost on his own thread in response to our questions.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Hotel Yorba on April 27, 2005, 12:12:04 AM
WTF you SOB where's the repost.  Defend your bitchass.  Originally I amy have believed, but now.....

Don't take my suggestive langaue personal, I just hate stories with no end.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: DodgerLaw on April 27, 2005, 12:14:18 AM
Flame. Newbie account. If an LSD all-star with a good rep had said it of course I would believe it.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Nizzy on April 27, 2005, 12:15:20 AM
While I agree that the above poster sounds fishy, I wanted to add something to the conversation.  I was placed on the preferred waitlist at georgetown and admitted for 2006.  I received an e-mail just recently that sounds very much like the one the OP claims to have received. The first paragraph:

I am e-mailing you today with some news from Georgetown Law Center. 
Our policy does not allow us to give decisions by e-mail, but I can
say this--when you receive your letter today, I feel certain you will
be pleased (subtle enough?).

Kind if a dumb policy since there is no way to take that as anything but a decision, but i suppose they can do what they like, i don't really care.  So, while the overturned rejection thing does seem out of wack, it does seem that it is either true, or the OP at least knows someone that got this e-mail.  Regardless, I am elated without being confused since i would have waited out the year rather than settle.

This is my first post, but I have been lurking since December and never really felt like I had anything productive to add until now.  Very happy to be goin to law school next year (let the deposit deadlines pass on some other schools on purpose.)
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: A.J on April 27, 2005, 08:28:06 AM
LOL, nice try creating another account to support yourself.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Nizzy on April 27, 2005, 09:03:26 AM
Heh, i figured that was the responce i would get since i have never posted before just like the OP.  Well, you can believe what you you like about mine, but I am as curious as you in regards to whether that story is true.  It doesn't seem to be, obviously, but the resemblance to how I got notified still makes me wonder.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: DodgerLaw on April 27, 2005, 02:10:03 PM
LOL, nice try creating another account to support yourself.

Ditto that.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: A.J on April 27, 2005, 02:28:54 PM
Ok, that makes it sound possibly credible.  It just seems like odd language to me.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: HippieLawChick on April 27, 2005, 02:38:08 PM
Strange, I got a (return) email from a T14 school saying,

"We are sorry you didn't receive our letter, and we do not give decisions via email loser, but we think you will be extremely discouraged by our decision.  Now go back to your pitiful little life"

Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: A.J on April 27, 2005, 02:45:28 PM
Strange, I got a (return) email from a T14 school saying,

"We are sorry you didn't receive our letter, and we do not give decisions via email loser, but we think you will be extremely discouraged by our decision.  Now go back to your pitiful little life"



Thats bull too becuase they would have put "HTH" at the bottum.

 ;)
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: HippieLawChick on April 27, 2005, 02:52:42 PM
LOL!


You are right, the HTH would have been wholly appropriate!
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Nizzy on April 27, 2005, 09:10:36 PM
Schools do play the not-so-subtle e-mail acceptance game, including GULC.  If you want someone more credible to ask about that, there is always Bachante.  As for the OP, the complete lack of details and numbers probably does indicate it is not true and he has done nothing to chance that as of yet.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: blark on April 28, 2005, 06:04:47 AM
GentleMoose,

I got the same "subtle enough" email from GULC earlier this week. I was already on waitlist at the time.
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: Hotel Yorba on April 28, 2005, 07:05:48 AM
Wow, the Newbies are coming out of the woodwork.  Or, maybe it's the OP - don't you have anything better to do than create new accounts all day. 
Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: --------- on April 28, 2005, 08:44:06 AM
I don't find that Dean's response strange at all. Most law schools seem to have a VERY strict policy of not releasing that information over the phone. But subtle (or not so subtle, in this case) hints are probably not off-limits.


I 've worked in 2 admissions offices(not law) in 2 different states. Both schools/areas have different policies on how they can release info.

Title: Re: Unbelievable
Post by: midjeep on April 28, 2005, 05:56:18 PM
Maybe she/he/it has a multiple personality. Would that require more than one application?