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Title: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on February 23, 2009, 09:57:16 PM
Who else is applying GULC EA?!!

I'm at a school in the 40s!

How far along are you guys in applying EA?!



For reference, 2008 cycle progression:  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,3009374.0.html
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on February 24, 2009, 08:53:26 AM
And is anyone else "checking up" on your current school to make sure that they sent the letter of good standing and your transcript?

How would you do that?  Just call GULC?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: upgrade on February 24, 2009, 11:09:42 AM
Did you put "GULC EA LSD Chearleader!" on your transfer application?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 24, 2009, 07:10:14 PM
what kind of grades do you have dongo?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on February 24, 2009, 09:47:21 PM
My first semester grades placed me, according to last year's distribution, around the top 5% or so (school in the 40s).

the yahoo group hasn't been very helpful for gauging what GULC EA does to top 5% applicants from my school; I've seen mixed results - some EA acceptances and some deferrals/acceptances, but very few denials.  I'm really hoping for an EA acceptance because I don't think I can get the same grades this semester..

How about you guys? Where do you fall?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 24, 2009, 10:11:17 PM
we receive ranks after 1st sem i am dying for an EA acceptance just in case something bad happens 2nd semester. although, from what i hear, if you can do it first semester, you can probably do it again 2nd.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on February 25, 2009, 11:59:36 AM
I went complete a couple weeks ago.  I don't think I'll get in EA but I'm crossing my fingers.  I hope we hear in March.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 25, 2009, 12:52:02 PM
I went complete a couple weeks ago.  I don't think I'll get in EA but I'm crossing my fingers.  I hope we hear in March.

what kind of numbers are you looking at?

Also, will they release all decisions at the same time? If so, I have banked on not hearing anything til any earlier than April 10 or so.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on February 25, 2009, 01:54:16 PM
I went complete a couple weeks ago.  I don't think I'll get in EA but I'm crossing my fingers.  I hope we hear in March.

what kind of numbers are you looking at?

Also, will they release all decisions at the same time? If so, I have banked on not hearing anything til any earlier than April 10 or so.

3.75 Law School GPA (roughly top 5%) from Tier 4, 154 LSAT, 3.71 undergrad.  Again, probably too weak to be admitted EA, although I have heard GULC seems to like to take transfer students from my lowly school.

I have no idea about when they release decisions.  I'm trying to forget about it, although that isn't terribly easy.

Best of luck to everyone.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 25, 2009, 02:02:10 PM
I went complete a couple weeks ago.  I don't think I'll get in EA but I'm crossing my fingers.  I hope we hear in March.

what kind of numbers are you looking at?

Also, will they release all decisions at the same time? If so, I have banked on not hearing anything til any earlier than April 10 or so.


hmm seems pretty good to me. who knows though really. i havent really found transferapps to be all that helpful in gauging possibilities.
3.75 Law School GPA (roughly top 5%) from Tier 4, 154 LSAT, 3.71 undergrad.  Again, probably too weak to be admitted EA, although I have heard GULC seems to like to take transfer students from my lowly school.

I have no idea about when they release decisions.  I'm trying to forget about it, although that isn't terribly easy.

Best of luck to everyone.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on February 25, 2009, 02:33:40 PM

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hmm seems pretty good to me. who knows though really. i havent really found transferapps to be all that helpful in gauging

yeah, it's hard considering it is such a limited pool.  But hey, it's better than nothing.  I'm morbidly curious about the entire process, honestly.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on February 25, 2009, 02:36:11 PM
I'm still waiting to go complete.  Everything is out of my hands, though.  Sent off my app through LSAC weeks ago, rec should be on its way, and transcript/letter of good standing have hopefully arrived already. 

Who else has gone complete? 

Have you guys told your friends about your plans for transferring or are you keeping it all to yourself? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on February 25, 2009, 03:50:00 PM
I'm still waiting to go complete.  Everything is out of my hands, though.  Sent off my app through LSAC weeks ago, rec should be on its way, and transcript/letter of good standing have hopefully arrived already. 

Who else has gone complete? 

Have you guys told your friends about your plans for transferring or are you keeping it all to yourself? 

My friends outside of school and my family know.  However, I'm trying to keep it pretty quiet at school.  I don't want people thinking I don't like the school (I don't).  I have also heard of some people on this board facing hostility for their school's administration for attempting to transfer, so I might as well bide my time and keep it to my self.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 26, 2009, 03:44:32 PM
anyone have any idea how many they take EA and how many spots are saved for regular decision??
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on February 26, 2009, 04:04:15 PM
I have no idea.  I hate looking at the yahoo group because they don't accept many applicants EA.  It's depressing.


purty, do your classmates know you're considering transferring? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on February 26, 2009, 05:52:49 PM
I have no idea.  I hate looking at the yahoo group because they don't accept many applicants EA.  It's depressing.


purty, do your classmates know you're considering transferring? 

yea i agree. i definitely feel that if i can keep these grades up 2nd semester I stand a good chance if I am deferred, I am just concerned about whether or not i actually will be able to.

only like my 2 best friends know, and they are actually thinking about transferring as well. its nice to have someone to be able to talk about the process with.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on February 26, 2009, 06:51:12 PM
Yeah, I've only talked about it with one friend at my school (who I only accidentally found out was also thinking of transferring).  I agree it's very relieving to talk about it with someone else. 


Anyone think asking for a fee waiver will do any good lol.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 02, 2009, 01:36:02 PM
Called GULC - everything is in EXCEPT my LOR!!! 

My professor, as cute as she is, REALLY needs to get it together. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on March 02, 2009, 01:43:10 PM
Called GULC - everything is in EXCEPT my LOR!!! 

My professor, as cute as she is, REALLY needs to get it together. 



they say it can take like 2 weeks for your app to be complete once they get all of your supplemental information, will they factor that into the March 16 deadline??

Also, does it seem like the 1 required letter is pretty much the standard?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 02, 2009, 02:38:39 PM
I don't think they'll force the 2 week processing time on you.  That's a delay on their end, and as long as the applicant's materials are all in by the deadline, that should do it.


Yep, just the one LOR.  I had my prof send it directly to the law school rather than LSAC.  The benefit is saving time, but the inconvenience is that I won't have that prof's letter in the bank to send to other schools unless I ask for another.   

A friend who is also applying is sending two LORs, which can only help, I guess.  But the second isn't a prof, so it may only be very marginally helpful, if at all. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 09, 2009, 12:04:27 PM
Has anyone gone complete yet?


Is it pretty well settled that April 7 is the magic day?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on March 09, 2009, 02:10:41 PM
Has anyone gone complete yet?


Is it pretty well settled that April 7 is the magic day?

I went complete on Feb. 13th.  The admissions person, when asked about when I would hear, said, "Per university policy, applicants will be notified via mail with their decision.  Decisions are typically issued in late April / early May."
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: jeff112 on March 09, 2009, 02:47:50 PM
Has anyone gone complete yet?


Is it pretty well settled that April 7 is the magic day?

I didn't end up at GULC, but if I remember correctly, I went complete pretty early.  I just checked my old posts and, indeed, my acceptance letter was dated April 7.  Don't freak out (like I did) if you don't get it quick -- it took at least 3-4 days to get to my house.

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: takumi on March 09, 2009, 03:23:31 PM
I went complete today.  anyone have advice/input about applying to both full-time and part-time to increase odds of admission?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 09, 2009, 09:35:17 PM
I wish I was complete.. :'(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: upgrade on March 10, 2009, 10:26:27 AM
How long after submitting your application through LSDAS did it take for GULC to request your report?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on March 10, 2009, 11:22:47 AM
How long after submitting your application through LSDAS did it take for GULC to request your report?

I mailed mine.  It didn't take too long, however, to go complete.  Less than a week after I put it in the mailbox.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 10, 2009, 11:55:50 AM
They requested it just a few days after I submitted it. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: takumi on March 10, 2009, 05:13:44 PM
So will 4/6 be the magic date this time around since it falls on a monday and 4/7 was monday last time around?  Anyone know of anyone who didn't go decision on 4/7 last year that was still accepted ea?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 11, 2009, 03:23:30 PM
Now I'm getting worried that I haven't gone complete.  Waiting on the LOR, which should have been sent out this week.  I hope my letter arrives before the deadline, which should be enough to entitle me to EA review, even if they haven't technically added it to my file yet. 

Who else is in the same boat?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: upgrade on March 11, 2009, 03:57:33 PM
You may want to ask your letter writer to give you a signature-over-sealed envelope with a copy of the letter so that you can overnight it to GULC tomorrow.  I did the same just to make sure that everything arrived before the deadline.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: ;;;;; on March 12, 2009, 12:47:34 PM
I had my recommender fax the letter.  worked fine.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: highhopes967 on March 15, 2009, 10:36:06 AM
Hey everyone, I finished supplying all the application materials on march 10th.

When you guys say "go complete" what exactly do you mean?

I haven't gotten an email from the school or anything saying they've recieved my app (I know I completed it recently), on the LSAC website it said that they requested my report, about a day after I sent it.

Basically asking when you guys heard anything from the school after applying, and also how long after. Thanks, and good luck.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 15, 2009, 11:14:42 AM
highhopes, by "complete" we mean having our status on the status checker say 'complete' instead of 'applied' or whatever (meaning they know you've submitted your LSAC app and have you on file).  While you may have all your materials in, until the admissions office processes it, you're not really complete.  The key, I think and I hope, is having everything in by Monday (tmw) and so long as (determinative) the pieces of your file are somewhere in their office, that should be enough to be within EA review, even if you're not technically 'complete' by tomorrow. 

They might send you an e-mail when you go complete, but I wouldn't know since I'm not complete yet  >:(


Their office is incredibly nice and helpful, both over the phone and through e-mail.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: highhopes967 on March 15, 2009, 11:31:59 AM
Thanks Dongo, good luck.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on March 17, 2009, 02:25:08 PM
How reliable is the GULC status checker? I applied EA to Georgetown several weeks ago. My letter of good standing was sent over two weeks ago. My LSDAS report was requested by GULC 11 days ago, and my professor faxed a letter of recommendation on Monday. By this account, I assume I made the March 16 deadline.

However, the online status check says that my file went complete today, March 17. Does anyone know whether that date reflects when the status was updated online? Or is this the date that the school uses when determining whether you have made the deadline.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: upgrade on March 17, 2009, 02:50:37 PM
Their website says it takes up to 2 weeks for them to assemble your application and mark it complete, I believe.

Everything was submitted on Thursday and they marked my application complete within the last couple hours.  I would guess they are assembling the last batch of applications prior to review.

Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 17, 2009, 03:46:02 PM
Yeah, pretty sure date on which you're marked complete doesn't indicate whether you made the EA cutoff.  Just as long as you had your materials in by the 16th, whether organized by the admissions office or not.


upgrade, remind me where you are again? 



Good luck guys!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: win45 on March 17, 2009, 06:59:05 PM
Im complete but I just realized my LSAC report didn't have my full college grades on it because I used the same report I used when I applied to schools at the start of last year.  Do you think this will be a big deal?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 17, 2009, 07:13:53 PM
Not sure, win45.  But if you went complete, that's a good sign. 

Did you go complete today?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on March 17, 2009, 08:22:59 PM
let the anxiety begin...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 17, 2009, 09:56:56 PM
Have you gone complete with WUSTL, purty?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on March 19, 2009, 10:55:53 PM
i havent. did you apply?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on March 23, 2009, 07:38:50 PM
Is the status checker updated everyday? Mine hasn't updated since Friday morning. Any chance GULC is early this year?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on March 23, 2009, 10:49:08 PM
i havent checked it for about 3 weeks, so i dont know if it has been regular, but im just curious why that would suggest they were early?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on March 24, 2009, 12:29:58 AM
i havent checked it for about 3 weeks, so i dont know if it has been regular, but im just curious why that would suggest they were early?

Wishful thinking
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: upgrade on March 24, 2009, 04:51:32 AM
i havent checked it for about 3 weeks, so i dont know if it has been regular, but im just curious why that would suggest they were early?

Wishful thinking

That still doesn't answer the question.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 24, 2009, 08:27:28 AM
i havent. did you apply?
Nope, didn't apply to WUSTL.


Don't think GULC is giving out decisions early; I haven't seen any evidence of that and can't think of why they would do that.  From what I can tell (reading posts around this time last year), GULC sends its EA acceptances on or around the first Monday in April (this year falling on the 6th). 

I have no idea if they'll be updating our online status between now and then, but don't count on it meaning anything one way or the other. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: jeff112 on March 25, 2009, 05:29:00 PM
I'll second the bet that at least some of you will have decisions processed on the 6th, which will likely arrive on the 7th or 8th.  Good luck!  I remember how terrified I was. :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: publicinterestnyc on March 26, 2009, 09:26:08 PM
If you are at the top of your T2 JD class and debating between applying as a JD
transfer candidate to an expensive T1 (e.g. GULC) school excluding HYS
(i.e. Harvard, Yale, Stanford) OR saving up for a prestigious L.L.M. at
somewhere like Cambridge, it would be a better choice to graduate summa
cum laude at your T2 law school and
then swing for a nice L.L.M. at a prestigious program.

But, if you think you have the grades for Harvard, Yale, or Stanford,
then swing for that. As for the top schools, class rank really doesn't
matter. I don't think HYS assign letter grades, just pass/fail. But, at
GULC as well as the other T1's, grades and rank REALLY matter!

It would look much better to a future employer to be #1 in your T2 class
than be ranked in the lower 1/3 of your GULC graduating class. You can
save up for a nice LLM, and you will be golden.

I am currently in NYC attending a T2 school. After receiving a summer
clerkship this year with a federal judge and having talked to several
clerks, this is the general consensus. Stay at the top of your class,
and get shoot for a prestigious LLM.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
Post by: takumi on March 27, 2009, 06:06:58 PM
why is it that most people on this forum never think that transfers will do any better than the bottom 1/3 of the school they transfer into?  Why not transfer to GULC and place in the top 10% and reap all the benefits.  People at GULC or any other top 14 school are not likely any smarter than transfers.  the most likely difference is that their higher LSAT allowed them to gain admission but that says little if anything about their law school performance. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 31, 2009, 01:27:04 PM
Everyone handling the wait well? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Droz on March 31, 2009, 01:55:47 PM
fairly well i'd say. i havent checked my status since i went complete, so i am just waiting for others to mention going to decision. im definitely anxious though.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: takumi on March 31, 2009, 03:35:44 PM
I have been good about not constantly checking my status.  However, I just did and it is still "complete".  I wonder if Monday will be the big day like a lot of people think?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 31, 2009, 03:45:22 PM
No idea, takumi.  I think it will be, but going to Decision on Monday won't be indicative of very much.  I just read through the 21 pages of last year's GULC EA thread (pretty wild ride), and there were some auto-dings that went out with the acceptances around April 7th. 

Also good to keep in mind - people got acceptances in small envelopes last year, so don't freak out if you see one in the next couple of weeks!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on March 31, 2009, 04:00:38 PM
I have been good about not constantly checking my status.  However, I just did and it is still "complete".  I wonder if Monday will be the big day like a lot of people think?

WIsh I could say the same. I swear I check that damn thing 10+ times a day. I hope GULC doesn't keep logs of entries into that website. Embarrassing.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: takumi on March 31, 2009, 05:19:26 PM
Did reading through those 21 pages show that people who didn't go decision on the Monday were still accepted EA? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC (EA)!!
Post by: Dongo on March 31, 2009, 05:39:47 PM
Did reading through those 21 pages show that people who didn't go decision on the Monday were still accepted EA? 

I think I only saw one.  Those who went to decision on 4/7 were accepted.  Someone went to decision on 4/4 and was rejected.  Some people went to decision 4/8 or 4/9 and got deferred.

So, actually, I don't think there were any rejections that came to those who went to decision on 4/7.  That was the magic day last year. 

The only thing I don't know is how many waves there are.  I don't know if GULC sends out all its EA acceptances the same day or if people were accepted after going to Decision later in April..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 08:45:45 AM
Let us know when you go to decision!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 11:14:44 AM
Taking last year as a guide, a few people will go to Decision tomorrow on 4/4.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 03, 2009, 11:34:42 AM
on a sat? what were their outcomes last year?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 03, 2009, 11:35:12 AM
2 years ago, Friday was the magic day.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 03, 2009, 11:40:08 AM
so do you think the status update at 10 was the only one for the day? did they update yesterday?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 11:42:22 AM
oh, good point, purty. Probably not on a Saturday. Nobody believed those that went to Decision on 4/4 last year to the point where someone posted a screen shot of their status checker to prove everyone wrong.  That 4/4 person was rejected outright.  

Since Monday is the 6th (supposedly "the day"), I'm not sure how it'll work with the auto-accepts of 4/7 last year.  
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 11:44:54 AM
I think there have been updates every weekday since 3/16.  It's usually between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm though.  Never seen it at 10:00 am, like today. It could mean something, but it probably doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 03, 2009, 11:46:54 AM
It's like waiting for your LSAT score all over again ....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 11:48:50 AM
It's like waiting for your LSAT score all over again ....

It's worse. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 03, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
It's like waiting for your LSAT score all over again ....

It's worse. 

True. No retake this time around. One shot only.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 03, 2009, 12:00:13 PM
Taking last year as a guide, a few people will go to Decision tomorrow on 4/4.

Yikes.  This waiting is starting to get painful...

Maybe it's time to start drinking.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 02:54:41 PM
2 updates in one day....cryptic. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 03, 2009, 03:06:12 PM
things are happening....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 03:16:25 PM
I like how we're not getting anywhere, but we feel like so much is happening out there..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 03, 2009, 03:19:17 PM
You guys may want to check after midnight.  I remember on the threads last year the update occurred at its usual time - around 5PM - but then their status switched to decision sometime after midnight.  Strange, I know, but that's what I recall.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 03, 2009, 03:27:51 PM
I like how we're not getting anywhere, but we feel like so much is happening out there..

i think its all cuz of the speculation that something is going to happen on monday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 03, 2009, 03:30:20 PM
You guys may want to check after midnight.  I remember on the threads last year the update occurred at its usual time - around 5PM - but then their status switched to decision sometime after midnight.  Strange, I know, but that's what I recall.

I remember reading about the midnight change too. 

Everyone report back at 12:01 a.m.!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 03, 2009, 03:59:12 PM
You guys may want to check after midnight.  I remember on the threads last year the update occurred at its usual time - around 5PM - but then their status switched to decision sometime after midnight.  Strange, I know, but that's what I recall.

I remember reading about the midnight change too. 

Everyone report back at 12:01 a.m.!!!

Dongo, with your stats your going to be a lock to get in (no sarcasm).

To everyone on this board stop driving yourself crazy, you'll find out when you find out, get off the computer and go outside and do something, nothing your doing right now is helping you find out any quicker.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 05, 2009, 01:55:23 PM
so is tonight going to be the night?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 02:08:29 PM
Highhopes, good advice, but you're just as compulsive as us lol!


so is tonight going to be the night?

Purty, quit obsessing!  But maybe.  Midnight on a Sunday though? 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 05, 2009, 02:30:16 PM
Hasn't it been midnight on a Sunday the past two years?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 02:37:32 PM
Really?  When I've read about 4/7, I figured it would just be during the day, after one of their usual updates. 

Thanks for stressing me out, beaver..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 05, 2009, 02:39:53 PM
yea i know that last year at least it was at midnight on sunday the 6th, which is why i thought everyone was saying first monday in april.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 05, 2009, 03:20:01 PM
I thought everyone had said the status checker was going to change Friday night at midnight... does anyone have a link to the picture from last year where the kid's status went to decision? I know it's on here, TLS, or somewhere- thanks
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 03:36:28 PM
I thought everyone had said the status checker was going to change Friday night at midnight... does anyone have a link to the picture from last year where the kid's status went to decision? I know it's on here, TLS, or somewhere- thanks

Towards the bottom of the page:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,3009374.50.html
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 05, 2009, 03:37:24 PM
I thought everyone had said the status checker was going to change Friday night at midnight... does anyone have a link to the picture from last year where the kid's status went to decision? I know it's on here, TLS, or somewhere- thanks

i think that guy was pretty much the exception to the rule.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 03:39:08 PM
Well what do you mean by "exception"?  He ended up being auto-rejected, so it's possible he wasn't an outlier but simply one person who was in the auto-reject pile, and those people went to decision earlier (4/4 last year) than auto-admits or deferrals.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 05, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
yea maybe. if i recall correctly in that thread, though, he was the only person mentioning going to decision. there obviously could have been more who didnt post anything, but the vast majority seemed to go on sunday night or one of the next couple of nights.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 03:55:28 PM
Yeah, I mean I agree he definitely wasn't the norm.

We'll find out tonight!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 05, 2009, 06:52:18 PM
Hey guys, just curious - why does everyone think that it will go to decision tonight?  True, last year they went to decision around this time, but I think that the year before it may have gone over in like March.  I'm not sure there is any set day that we can predict with any certainty, but in any event it should be soon.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 05, 2009, 07:02:24 PM
yea i am definitely of teh opinion that past years should not necessarily serve as a guide for this year, but i am still anxious and hopeful.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 05, 2009, 07:19:58 PM
Well, they're a Jesuit school, and Easter weekend is coming up, so I imagine they'll try to get everything done this week, otherwise, they'll have to take quite a bit longer to get everything out.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 05, 2009, 09:00:55 PM
hey did anyone go decision?!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 09:06:13 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!

Still complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 05, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
haha - well the first report didn't come in until around 1:45am...looks like we have some camping out to do
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 05, 2009, 09:07:40 PM
according to when they found out last year
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 09:09:38 PM
I'll stay up if some of you guys do.  But I won't do it alone. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 05, 2009, 09:12:21 PM
dude i just rented a movie on itunes and am camping till at least 2:30am cst - good luck!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 10:17:30 PM
This is getting ridiculous.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 05, 2009, 10:48:56 PM
well if someone else doesn't post that they have a decision - then it looks like they are doing things a little differently this year - boo
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 05, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
like perhaps posting in the morning? like normal folks?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 05, 2009, 10:51:50 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 06:48:49 AM
hey ya'll - called the admissions office and it looks like things are different this year - the woman said applications are still being reviewed and they don't expect to be coming out this week with decisions......:(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 06, 2009, 08:20:13 AM
anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 06, 2009, 08:24:51 AM
anyone confirm this?
You definitely could.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 06, 2009, 09:49:48 AM
Still holding out hope for today's update.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: win45 on April 06, 2009, 09:55:54 AM
Did you not read what the kid said..he said they are not making decisions this week!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 11:33:57 AM
let me clarify too - I called about 2 months ago and asked about the process and she told me, even that far back, that they will be making decisions late april/early may.  When I asked how it worked in the past - she even said the same thing.  And we know from prior posts thats not what happened.  I think this must be their standard response until the decisions actually go out. 

Long story short - it could come today, it could come two weeks from now - there is just no way of knowing...makes me wanna cry
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: jeff112 on April 06, 2009, 11:41:18 AM
IIRC, they were noticeably mum about requests for information last year.  I only e-mailed once...but there was a definite "we're slammed and you'll get it when you get it" feel.  Not in a crass way, by any means.  I can't remember for sure, but I think I sent that e-mail around this time and then got a decision shortly thereafter.  Nevertheless, YMMV.  G'luck y'all.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: win45 on April 06, 2009, 11:45:18 AM
GULCEA- so you didnt call today????
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 06, 2009, 11:55:35 AM
i feel so misled by gulcea :( :( :(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 12:04:01 PM
lol - didn't mean to mislead - if anything, it's assurance that no decisions were made as of yet.

And yes, I did make that call this morning and that is the response which they gave.  Looks like it will be the response until they send out decisions.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 12:10:55 PM
Woh - I see why that was kinda misleading what I wrote originally - I made it sound like I only called once. 

Clarify:  I called 2 months ago - they said late april/early may
          I called this morning - they said the same thing and no decisions have been made
          My opinion - they are going to say late april/early may...but we know from precedent and prior posts that they make these decisions a lot earlier than late april/early may


All better...hopefully!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 06, 2009, 12:15:37 PM
haha yea i didnt actually feel all that misled. thanks for the clarification though
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: win45 on April 06, 2009, 12:18:06 PM
GULCEA-

   Did they tell you they would not be making decisions this week, as you said in your first post?  Or did they just say no decisions have been made? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 12:34:13 PM
that's the worst thing about the whole convo - she said "applications are still with the committee - it could be next week or late april/early may"  I felt bad for even calling so I didn't push it.  Anyone want to call and get a more precise answer?

Pray decisions will come sooner rather than later, and this is just a default response even if they are coming out tomorrow.  This wait has been way too long!!

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 06, 2009, 12:49:43 PM
So we're back even further than square one at this point.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 06, 2009, 03:00:17 PM
There's been an update. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 06, 2009, 03:24:06 PM
i saw the update...still complete.
3.80, no rank after first semester but based on first year cut-offs i'm about top 10%, top 30-40 school. Undergrad GPA ~3.6, 164 LSAT.

Did anyone go decision?

I went complete the first week of March after sending everything in (except the transfer certification) on the first day it could be sent in. The transfer certification was delayed a few weeks because my school was really reluctant to let me transfer and I had to have all sorts of meetings, etc about it before they would sign.

Cmon Georgetown! I want in!

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 06, 2009, 03:57:29 PM
Nope. Still complete here.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 06, 2009, 03:57:57 PM
3.8 seems really high for only being in the 90th percentile

still complete

has anyone given any thought to the possibility that this year there will be an incredibly high number of students seeking t-14 transfers because of the economy.  one of the professors who wrote one of my recs mentioned it to me, and i never gave it much thought.  but it seems like there are a tremendous number of qualified students applying EA to gulc... and we only know of the ones that waste their time on these boards (or transferapps).

maybe gulc is slow this year because they have 80 people with 3.9s trying to get in ea?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 06, 2009, 04:05:30 PM
I think my school has a more generous curve? I'm estimating my rank based on the grade cutoffs for the class of 2010 as of Fall 2008, which was 3.75 for top 10%. Our school doesnt release ranks at all, but releases the cutoffs for top 10%, top 25%, etc.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 04:07:22 PM
it's a possibility - I've def had that thought.

Look at it this way -
2008 they found out the first monday in april.
2007 first monday in april
2006 Third monday in april

Seems like Monday's are the magic days.  And given easter is this sunday...I'd expect they are going back to the third monday. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 06, 2009, 04:09:12 PM
has anyone given any thought to the possibility that this year there will be an incredibly high demand of students seeking t-14 transfers because of the economy. 

I would think the opposite.  T14 schools aid with obtaining positions in large markets at top firms.  Right now, these are the firms that are laying off the most people right now. 

A transfer would likely have solid options at market paying firms in smaller markets where his or her school has a good reputation.  A transfer is also likely giving up substantial scholarship funds to be placed in a position with approximately $100,000 more debt than they would have had otherwise.  Transferring right now is not the smartest move, but there are a number of reasons why I am doing it. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 06, 2009, 04:11:24 PM
haha - I've heard the same argument - just like the admission process, we have no freakin clue!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 06, 2009, 04:15:17 PM
You don't think they'll try and wrap it up, at least the first wave, before Easter?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 06, 2009, 04:39:11 PM
has anyone given any thought to the possibility that this year there will be an incredibly high demand of students seeking t-14 transfers because of the economy. 

I would think the opposite.  T14 schools aid with obtaining positions in large markets at top firms.  Right now, these are the firms that are laying off the most people right now. 

A transfer would likely have solid options at market paying firms in smaller markets where his or her school has a good reputation.  A transfer is also likely giving up substantial scholarship funds to be placed in a position with approximately $100,000 more debt than they would have had otherwise.  Transferring right now is not the smartest move, but there are a number of reasons why I am doing it. 

Yeah but there's another other side of that coin.

First of all, it has yet to be seen how the downsizing of big law is going to affect hiring practices -- i.e. when they have to make cuts in recruiting classes are they going to make them from the bottom of t-14 or the top of t2/t3.  I would put money that Cravath will take fewer t5% students from rutgers, and stick to their recruiting base at Columbia.  But then again, i don't know.  the whole industry seems to be in the midst of revamping itself, so maybe hiring trends will change too.

Second, though everyone sees constant updates about the shrinking of big-law (via ATL), that doesn't mean that other sectors aren't getting killed.  Government seems to be relatively steady.  However, its certainly not steady everywhere.  Some states are absolutely dying for funds right now (CA/NY).  additionally, mid-level and small firms are also likely to be hurting right now.

anyway, i think its a really tough decision whether to stick with a scholarship or strap on extra debt.  it could really go either way.  i'd still stick with the better degree personally, but it would be perfectly sensible to forgo that if you are at the very top of the class at a respectable institution (and have no doubt you can stay there).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 06, 2009, 07:55:52 PM
Jeff, stop by your admissions office and ask around for us!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: jeff112 on April 06, 2009, 08:38:57 PM
Alas, I didn't end up at GULC.  The T10 I'm at does regular decision only, though...so if you end up applying to more, I'd be happy to put in an expedite. :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 07, 2009, 03:15:48 PM
Not today, boys and girls.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 07, 2009, 05:29:11 PM
For "fun," vote whether statuses will change to Decision sometime this week?

I say Yes.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 07, 2009, 05:38:40 PM
it would almost have to certainly be tomorrow... i bet gtown is closed thursday-monday
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 07, 2009, 06:03:16 PM
my guess is no.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 08, 2009, 04:58:36 AM
Perhaps people have already gone decision and no one in this forum was selected?  Hope not but it could be. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 08, 2009, 06:52:58 AM
I've been checking out this board lately to see what was going on for GULC EA.

Haven't gone decision yet either. 

4/156; Top 40

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 08, 2009, 08:41:02 AM
so... i looked up GULC's academic calendar (overkill, I know, but I would really just like to hear before heading into finals)- looks like they have friday off, but not thursday or monday. perhaps they'll send things out today or tomorrow, but that, as always, is probably wishful thinking
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 09:20:45 AM
i thought it said they go on break after classes today and don't resume until tuesday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 09:45:23 AM
i thought it said they go on break after classes today and don't resume until tuesday.

Purty's got it right.  If today's update doesn't turn some people into Decisions, we won't hear again until Tuesday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 09:55:43 AM
anyone know if they try and disperse acceptance among schools? like rather than giving the 8th student at Catholic an acceptance they will give it to the first student from syracuse.

edit: not ranked 8th and 1st, but number of acceptances given.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 10:06:20 AM
I would think so.  They probably don't want too many transfers from one school.  In last year's thread, someone said they took 7 from American though. 


I'd like to know how many EA acceptances they give out if they accept about 100 transfers total per year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 10:14:10 AM
so would i. however, isnt the incoming transfer class size 100? which would mean that they have to accept quite a few more than that when you take into consideration people who either transfer to other schools or choose not to transfer.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 08, 2009, 02:13:34 PM
Why must they torture us so much? I would love to know before finals so I can stress out less, not have to worry about applying to other school, and know whether or not I should renew my lease. I've been checking LSD and the status checker pretty much on the hour...ugh
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 08, 2009, 02:17:45 PM
Maybe today's the day? It's already 5:17 and they havent updated...and they usually update around 5:00pm..maybe something tonight?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 02:21:25 PM
i had been thinking that when they do update it, that it will come at some non-normal time. not sure why.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 02:29:13 PM
Like midnight?   ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 08, 2009, 02:56:57 PM
i had been thinking that when they do update it, that it will come at some non-normal time. not sure why.

Probably to avoid a rash of phone calls from people who see "Decision" and want to have someone tell them, over the phone, the disposition of their application.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 03:06:34 PM
makes sense, and what better time to avoid that than on the eve of a 5 day break  :o
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 08, 2009, 03:07:50 PM
stop getting my hopes up! ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 03:49:58 PM
But it's also likely that they've left the offices since their calender says their break begins at the end of today's last class, which was probably hours ago (but they do have evening classes for part time, so who knows) 

We may not see an update until Tuesday..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 08, 2009, 04:22:15 PM
Hey Ya'll-

I've done some research -  lets come to a logical conclusion about when we might see us go to decision.  I went through the history of this thread - back to 2006, and found when the first mention of a "decision" was made.  Here's the table:

2006
Easter was April 16th
First Decision - Monday April 17th

2007
Easter was April 8th
First Decision - Monday April 2nd

2008
Easter was March 23
First Decision - April 7th

2009 - Prediction
Easter is April 12th
Decision - Monday, April 13th

If there is one thing that is consistent - it's Monday.  Obviously Easter doesn't matter because in '06 it went to decision the day after Easter Sunday in that year.  So - this monday could be the magic day.  If they waited till the next week it'd be the 20th...and in the past three years they have never waited that late in the game to hand out decisions.

I vote for the 13th!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 08, 2009, 04:41:00 PM
Still no update for me....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 08, 2009, 04:43:07 PM
Not to crush the hope, but generally there have been one or two days every week since I've gone complete during which my status hasn't been updated. Normally it happens between Thursday and Friday.

But you never know...

edit: I realized I just outed myself as someone who checks for an update everyday. Oh well.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 08, 2009, 05:27:48 PM
I was going to mention the same fact.  Lately however, I have been keeping my nose in my books and haven't been checking the status or this forum all that much.  I think its good for me.  I need to keep my eye on the prize.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 06:03:10 PM
Assuming you keep or slightly improve your GPA, what other T-14s are you guys thinking of applying to?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 06:23:54 PM
Probably Columbia, NYU, Michigan, and possibly Chicago.  Maybe H or S. 

I may not have all my grades back by the deadlines though, but I'll still shoot out applications unless I feel really really bad about my finals.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 08, 2009, 07:11:33 PM
depends on my second semester grades...

but if they are good, hopefully
1) Stanford
2) Berkeley
3) NYU
4) Columbia

but honestly, if I get into Georgetown, I might just be happy with that. I'm hoping to practice international law, and Georgetown is 4th in the nation for that. I would love to go to Harvard or Yale but I don't think I'm smart enough. Does anyone know the percentage cut-offs for the top 14 schools (like what GPA/Rankings they usually require)? Does being in-state for Berkeley help at all?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 08, 2009, 07:23:37 PM
depends on my second semester grades...

but if they are good, hopefully
1) Stanford
2) Berkeley
3) NYU
4) Columbia

but honestly, if I get into Georgetown, I might just be happy with that. I'm hoping to practice international law, and Georgetown is 4th in the nation for that. I would love to go to Harvard or Yale but I don't think I'm smart enough. Does anyone know the percentage cut-offs for the top 14 schools (like what GPA/Rankings they usually require)? Does being in-state for Berkeley help at all?

Don't think your smart enough?  If your smart enough for columbia your smart enough for harvard.  Unless you are talking about the aptitude of your GPA.

If I don't get into Chicago, ill probably apply to NYU, Columbia, Penn, Duke.  If my second semester grades are comparable to my first I might throw a bone at H/Y just for kicks.   I would take any of those over GULC.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 08, 2009, 08:31:22 PM
Well, I guess I should better explain. I know Columbia takes a lot of transfers from lower-ranked schools in the top tier and even non top-tier schools (http://www.law.columbia.edu/studentservices/transfers2008/transfercontact). I also heard they take a substantial number of transfers as well.

However, I've heard (and this is no way fact...just from random message boards, etc) that Harvard and Yale are super picky about transfers and take mostly people from the top-14 already or would have previously qualified for those schools. Coming from a law school in the 30s and with a 164 LSAT doesnt really fit that criteria. I know I'm around top 10%, I just don't think that, combined with my law school ranking and LSAT score would really make it possible. And, my classes this semester seem harder, so I dont know if I can go up in ranking, must less keep up the GPA.

And I don't mean to dissuade anyone from applying or anything. I am probably the worst qualified person to offer transfer admission considering I'm in the process of applying myself.

Good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 08, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
First time poster, but long time lurker. I went decision today just past midnight.

Since it seems no one else has gone to decision, I have a feeling that is bad news considering the guy last year who got an "early" letter. I would include a screenshot, but I can't figure out how to upload an image.

I guess we will see. Good luck everyone.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 10:43:10 PM
First time poster, but long time lurker. I went decision today just past midnight.

Since it seems no one else has gone to decision, I have a feeling that is bad news considering the guy last year who got an "early" letter. I would include a screenshot, but I can't figure out how to upload an image.

I guess we will see. Good luck everyone.


hmm, wish i knew how to also...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 08, 2009, 11:01:08 PM
I think I figured it out...

(http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/lawandbball/Picture1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 11:05:27 PM
wow crazy, thanks for the update. care sharing your numbers?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 11:06:31 PM
Thanks for posting to tell us about it, that's a pretty big development.  What are your stats?  Last year's guy was top 20% at a Tier 4 (or something like that), and he expected a rejection.  

I don't think going to decision before most people is necessarily bad.  Keep us updated, good luck!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 08, 2009, 11:17:29 PM
Thanks for the support. Admissions is such a crap shoot, who knows what it will bring. I am all the way out on the Pacific coast, so it will probably take forever to the verdict in the mail.

Law #s: T-90ish | Rank = 2/321, 3.9 GPA | Moot Court, CALIs (Torts, Civ Pro)
Undergrad #s: 3.1 / 166

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 08, 2009, 11:19:29 PM
Wow, that can't possibly be a rejection.  Maybe you're the admit and we're all auto-rejects..

Congrats on the fabulous semester.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 08, 2009, 11:19:51 PM
haha wow, yea i definitely do not think that first to decision is auto reject this time around.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: blarf on April 09, 2009, 11:20:22 AM
Reuben Schultz at Seattle University, I believe it is.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 09, 2009, 11:29:30 AM
Someone who didn't do as well as Robin  Schultz at Seattle University, I believe it is.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 09, 2009, 01:39:53 PM
Also, if it helps anyone gauge, my materials (save for a letter of rec) were received in January. I didn't go complete until late February, but perhaps they are reviewing in order this year and sending things out as they go, as opposed to "batches" in years past?

And LSAC sent two of my "default" letters to GULC from my cycle last year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 09, 2009, 02:47:45 PM
Update @ 507 PM EST- still complete  :P
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 09, 2009, 05:20:34 PM
Also still complete.  I don't understand lawandbball's change to Decision.  Why just him?  He's not an auto-ding and is actually probably an acceptance.  Is it good or bad news for the rest of us?  I'd say a huge portion of EA applicants are either members of LSD, TLS, or transferapps, or at least lurk on the boards.  One of them would have posted something somewhere online.  I hope it's just a flame by way of photoshop. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 09, 2009, 05:39:48 PM
Also still complete.  I don't understand lawandbball's change to Decision.  Why just him?  He's not an auto-ding and is actually probably an acceptance.  Is it good or bad news for the rest of us?  I'd say a huge portion of EA applicants are either members of LSD, TLS, or transferapps, or at least lurk on the boards.  One of them would have posted something somewhere online.  I hope it's just a flame by way of photoshop. 

My advice is not to worry about it so much  ;D

Relax, we'll all hear in due time.

Watch Role Models.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 09, 2009, 06:57:43 PM
I know they're done with regular 0L admissions for the fall...one of my friends is applying to gulc this year and they told him they had already finalized all their decisions for good.

I bet its Monday.
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Post by: yakkityyak on April 09, 2009, 07:26:21 PM
role models sucked.
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Post by: Miguel Bain on April 09, 2009, 09:20:34 PM
Alas, no midnight switchover.... guess that's it for a few days, see you guys on Monday!
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Post by: Dongo on April 10, 2009, 06:21:50 PM
I hope everyone has a good weekend, I'll be spending it outlining. 


The magic day will be here soon....
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Post by: gulcea09 on April 10, 2009, 08:55:24 PM
agreed - I'm hoping its this monday - keeping the fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 12, 2009, 02:20:43 PM
who thinks tonight will be the magic moment?  Here is the past data:

2006
Easter was April 16th
First Decision - Monday April 17th

2007
Easter was April 8th
First Decision - Monday April 2nd

2008
Easter was March 23
First Decision - Monday April 7th

2009 - Prediction
Easter is April 12th
Decision - Monday April 13th
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 12, 2009, 03:00:07 PM
gulcea09 - the last time the decisions were posted on the day after Easter Sunday, was it Sunday night at midnight, or was it Monday night at midnight?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 12, 2009, 03:14:00 PM
im not expecting anything tonight :(
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Post by: gulcea09 on April 12, 2009, 04:16:39 PM
it would be tonight, 12am monday - that is when people have reported it going to decision
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Post by: Miguel Bain on April 12, 2009, 06:35:18 PM
So is the consensus that if you don't hear back at 12 midnight or whenever the "magic" time is that you're dinged/WL'd?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 12, 2009, 06:55:02 PM
from looking at discussions in years past - it looks like this is how it goes down - someone correct me if i'm wrong:

If you go to decision early monday morning (12am or later) those are generally the acceptances
if you go to decision on tuesday then those are deferrals
if you go to decisions on wed or later, those are rejections
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 12, 2009, 07:40:38 PM
thats what ive been asking since i started on this board - it makes no sense - but when you read the discussions from what went down in years past, thats what happened
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 12, 2009, 07:43:45 PM
They may have been trying to avoid obsessive phone calls and e-mails from 4/7 until the time mail arrives (or at least is sent out).  If GULC knows it won't send snail mail out until tomorrow (or whenever they re-open), then why update everyone to Decision earlier than necessary? 

I have no idea, but I'll be here until midnight.




Edited: to complete a sentence.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 12, 2009, 09:07:25 PM
Nothing yet... how soon after midnight are we talking here?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 12, 2009, 09:08:48 PM
Nothing yet... how soon after midnight are we talking here?

haha, always holding out hope.  Beautiful. 

I think that's it for tonight, going to bed.  Is GULC open tomorrow?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 12, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
haha - i'm not doing this again - lights out for me

first person to ever report something was at around 1:30am est
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Post by: yakkityyak on April 12, 2009, 10:00:51 PM
SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK- only the STRONG survive at GULC.  ;D

jk, obvi.

C'mon; don't you have to stay up and study for that civpro final anyway? Just keepin' it in the stream of commerce...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 13, 2009, 11:00:46 AM
Hey guys,

Just received my letter from GULC, and am both surprised and ecstatic that I am in! I hope you all hear soon; I am not sure why I got mine so early. But with your stats I would have to assume a bunch of you will be meeting me in D.C. next fall.

Good luck!

PS - Regular-sized grey envelope. Postmarked Apr. 8th.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 13, 2009, 11:28:31 AM
Congratulations, lawandball!
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Post by: yakkityyak on April 13, 2009, 11:30:31 AM
Yeah, congrats   :)

just ran down to my mailbox, to no avail- but my status checker still has not updated from last week, either. hopefully there's a change today and more of us can join you on the non-waiting side of the fence.

again, way to go, and congratulations!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 12:24:42 PM
Wow, congrats man!  That's insane that no one else has even gone to Decision, but you were def an auto-admit.  How much is your deposit and when do they want it? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 13, 2009, 02:19:35 PM
No 5PM update yet...

And lawandball - congrats!  If you hadn't gotten in then there's little hope for the rest of us - you were a shoe-in!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 02:55:31 PM
Hey, if you don't mind getting too specific, would you be willing to disclose the school you are transferring from?

He told us -- school on the west coast ranked around 90ish.  That's more disclosure than the average neurotic/paranoid/anonymous poster.  He had crazy stats, too: number 1 in his class, CALI awards, Moot Court team.  Agreed with Miguel: if he had been deferred/denied, most of us would be in trouble.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 04:15:36 PM
The question wasn't for you to answer, Dongo. I was asking lawnbball if we would be willing to disclose the school he is transferring from. I was not asking for your comparative analysis of disclosure tendencies. I am also capable of reading prior posts. As a side note, he was #2, not #1. Back to the point, he did not tell us which school he was transferring from. I was asking if HE would be willing to disclose that information. If not, no big deal.

lol
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 13, 2009, 04:24:25 PM
I have no problem now that I received my letter: Seattle Univ.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 13, 2009, 04:30:07 PM
Tonight's the night, guys... I can feel it in my bones
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 13, 2009, 04:39:10 PM
Congrats on the acceptance and awesome semester!

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Post by: Droz on April 13, 2009, 05:10:13 PM
Tonight's the night, guys... I can feel it in my bones

i actually kinda feel the same.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 05:16:06 PM
but what tiiiiime?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 13, 2009, 05:29:15 PM
Let's go with 12am!  lol - this is going to suck if they make us wait until next monday

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 13, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
I feel it too.. 12:01AM, we should get decisions...good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 13, 2009, 07:33:48 PM
I am holding out hope. Otherwise, I fear they might actually mean it when they say "by early May."
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 13, 2009, 07:48:56 PM
I know someone who was contacted today by GULC concerning a question the admissions committee had about her application.  They told her that it was currently under review and to contact them ASAP.  I don't know if that is in any way relevant to when it will go to decision.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 13, 2009, 08:07:03 PM
I had the same thing. Question concerning what classes I was taking this semester. Which is why I think it won't be tonight.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 08:23:46 PM
I had the same thing. Question concerning what classes I was taking this semester. Which is why I think it won't be tonight.

Where did THIS come from?!  I didn't know they were contacting people, that's crazy.  Did they essentially just want to know your elective?


Edit:  there should have at least been an update today though, right?  I haven't been checking every day since I went complete, but has there been a day that they haven't updated the system?


Edit #2: many of you people need avatars -- it helps, visually.  Please get on that.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 13, 2009, 08:26:41 PM
I had the same thing. Question concerning what classes I was taking this semester. Which is why I think it won't be tonight.

well at least you have kept them interested enough to inquire further about you.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 13, 2009, 09:00:11 PM
BOOO - looks like no decision tonight

to all those who have been contacted - when did they call you?  Was it fairly recent? 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 13, 2009, 09:03:22 PM
the guy who already changed didnt change until like 12:24 if i remember. im still not holding out for tonight, but if it was consistent, there would still be a little more time.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 13, 2009, 09:04:24 PM
Contacted today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 13, 2009, 09:06:55 PM
I go to school for with 6 other kids that applied, and all them received their letters today. Their online statuses never went to complete either, because Georgetown suffered a glitch in their computer system. My friend called them today. I was standing there. I was the only one who didn't get a letter. FML

this was just posted on the yahoo group - do you think they are screwing with us?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 13, 2009, 09:10:14 PM
It seems odd to me that there has not been any update since 4/09... I think GULC is experiencing computer gliches that impeding the change in the status... just a speculation...any of u with me??? THIS sucks!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 09:12:15 PM
I go to school for with 6 other kids that applied, and all them received their letters today. Their online statuses never went to complete either, because Georgetown suffered a glitch in their computer system. My friend called them today. I was standing there. I was the only one who didn't get a letter. FML

this was just posted on the yahoo group - do you think they are screwing with us?

haha, fake!


agreed about this sucking, ivy.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 13, 2009, 09:14:01 PM
It hasn't updated since 4/09 because they were closed on friday 4/10 before easter and 4/11-12 were sat and sun making today the first possible day for an update.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 13, 2009, 09:14:27 PM
lol - i'm going with fake as well - plus - am I the only one keep this hush hush?  Who publicizes they are trying to transfer...Let alone know 6 other people from their school trying to as well - this process is torture
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 13, 2009, 09:15:32 PM
Contacted today.

saying?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 13, 2009, 09:16:38 PM
unless they are 7 of the 2,000,000 kids from cooley, but they would likely be auto-rejects anyhow.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 13, 2009, 09:17:21 PM
They Committee wanted to know what classes I was taking this term as the information was not listed on the transcript I sent them.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 13, 2009, 09:23:52 PM
well, if the Yahoo Groups thing is true...I live about two states away from DC so I should know pretty soon hopefully. I'm still at complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 13, 2009, 09:25:07 PM
I'm right outside of DC and didn't get anything.  Strange.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 09:28:54 PM
"Did the kids who received their letters today get accepted? Wow this is crazy!"

-Response to the FML comment on yahoo.  lol, was it one of you?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 13, 2009, 09:39:42 PM
No, I have no idea if anyone else at my LS applied to transfer.

Sorry for the lack of assistance.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 13, 2009, 09:46:18 PM
The thing on Yahoo groups is probably a joke
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 13, 2009, 09:50:23 PM
If that were posted on LSD or TLS, people would have called out flame by now.  It's not even a very good one.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 14, 2009, 05:25:43 AM
Contacted about transcript/current courses.  Same as previous poster.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sweetsherocks11 on April 14, 2009, 06:09:07 AM
I just spoke with someone in the admissions office. Apparently NO ONE has been admitted early action as of yet. She even asked me what blog I read that on. Also, it seems letters will go out closer to May.
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Post by: statuscheck on April 14, 2009, 06:34:53 AM
this is crazy. what kind of person would go to those lengths to mess with people? I'm still complete, been reading this thread non-stop and now i'm more confused than ever...

waiting till the very end of april would be rough. already enough stress with finals coming up.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 14, 2009, 06:59:44 AM
Clearly people need more to do.  At least we didn't miss the first round of decisions.


Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 14, 2009, 07:11:04 AM
While I agree, the thing on yahoo is fake, I also think the guy claiming to already have gone decision and received his letter is also full of it. It doesn't make sense that only one person would change,not to mention the site did not show an update at the time from the photo he up loaded.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 14, 2009, 07:32:44 AM
I just spoke with someone in the admissions office. Apparently NO ONE has been admitted early action as of yet. She even asked me what blog I read that on. Also, it seems letters will go out closer to May.

I don't buy it.  Seems like an admissions officer would have several reason to be misleading (avoid a rush of calls for one).  For those of you that have been getting calls about your current semester classes, what are your numbers?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sweetsherocks11 on April 14, 2009, 07:50:07 AM
Why would they get a flood of phone calls just for confirming that some decisions had been released? If they've been released, then they've been released. Why would you call and bother them if you already had confirmation? We had a five minute conversation about this. The more details I gave her of these "acceptances", the harder she laughed. But perhaps you're right. Maybe GULC is involved in a grand conspiracy...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 14, 2009, 07:53:45 AM
Perhaps my usage of the term "flood" was unwarranted but you called her and I would bet this forum and other have prompted more applicants to as well.  It just makes sense to keep a position of neutrality to avoid problems.  Perhaps she's not even in the loop.  Regardless, someones gone decision and call me crazy but I believe him when he says he's been admitted. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 14, 2009, 08:05:23 AM
You're crazy.

https://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/statuscheck/index.cfm?

The fact that the system says that the last update was at 5:07 on the 9th + the fact that someone in admissions said that no one has gone decision = someone photoshopped a page to cause gullible neurotic law students to bug out



Perhaps my usage of the term "flood" was unwarranted but you called her and I would bet this forum and other have prompted more applicants to as well.  It just makes sense to keep a position of neutrality to avoid problems.  Perhaps she's not even in the loop.  Regardless, someones gone decision and call me crazy but I believe him when he says he's been admitted. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 14, 2009, 08:11:19 AM
I agree it may be fake, but the last update being 4/9 doesn't tell us much because the supposed admitted applicant claims he went to Decision before that time, during an update where the rest of us remained at Complete. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sweetsherocks11 on April 14, 2009, 08:14:16 AM
I did discuss with her that people were saying the online check system wasn't working correctly (only one person was updated, decisions were sent out but the system still showed complete). She assured me there are no issues with the system working incorrectly. It shows the last update at April 9th because that was in fact the last update.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 14, 2009, 08:17:10 AM
Good reconnaissance work, sweetsherocks.  I hope you're right, but do you think a low-level secretary/minion knows what's going on and can speak on behalf of the admission committee? 

Quasi-related: Was it Abigail (or something like that)?  She's sooo nice. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 14, 2009, 08:20:11 AM
I agree it may be fake, but the last update being 4/9 doesn't tell us much because the supposed admitted applicant claims he went to Decision before that time, during an update where the rest of us remained at Complete. 

also, there are a slew of non-transfer applicants who changed to decision even though the "universal" status change remained at 04/09.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sweetsherocks11 on April 14, 2009, 08:35:20 AM
I suppose the speculation will continue. Maybe she was a "lowly" secretary who is only qualified to take messages and has no idea what is going on with the admissions process. I was merely trying to pass along some information. She said no one has been admitted. She said the system is working correctly. Decisions are likely to go out closer to May as a result of a larger than normal applicant pool. That is all. If you believe she is lying, then you may continue to feel anxious and defeated. I thought the info might cheer some ppl up. I wasn't trying to antagonize anyone.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 14, 2009, 08:37:09 AM
thanks for calling sweetsherocks - i called about two weeks ago when the computer didn't change over to decision on the first monday in april - she told me we are going to be waiting till late april/early may (standard response I'm sure).  I'm going with the admissions committee here and saying these people are just messing with us

Since this past monday wasn't the day, I'm putting everything on this coming up monday - 20th.  from the past numbers I posted, the first decisions are reported after midnight on monday - and the latest one in the past 4 years has been monday april 17th.  I guess they are going to wait till Monday April 20th this year.  Plus with them calling some of us, it seems like this is the week they are getting stuff done.  
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawandbball on April 14, 2009, 10:19:28 AM
*sigh*

I do not like being called a liar. I was just trying to give everyone a sense that GULC is, in fact, moving on applications.

While it's true that I have no reason to think anyone at the admissions office would lie to you, I am also not sure they are under any obligation to be entirely truthful either. Who knows.

That said, my acceptance has no bearing whatsoever on anyone else's chances I would presume. Since they received so many applications this year, they are probably sending them out as they are reviewed.

(http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/lawandbball/letter.jpg)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 14, 2009, 10:32:46 AM
Folks, get over the fact lawandbball has been admitted to GULC. Gracious!, what other documentations are we gone compel him to produce to satiate our dumbfounded and unsubstantiated allegations??? Get a grib on reality: just because he has been admited, it does not mean you are automatically been rejected! Congrats to you again! Who knows, next, they might ask you to produce a copy of your driver license to match it with the name on the letter of acceptance.. Get back to your studies!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: jackspot418 on April 14, 2009, 10:43:09 AM
http://images.google.com/images?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=image%20georgetown%20acceptance%20letter&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Not hard to find a random acceptance letter through a google search.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sweetsherocks11 on April 14, 2009, 11:00:27 AM
I seriously just laughed out loud in class when I saw the letter on the google search. It really doesn't matter whether this kid got in or not. However, it is interesting that he never answered the question regarding the deposit amount and when it was due and that he didn't post the second part of the letter (which is not available online and presumably contained that info).
Am so sorry if I offended you, I was just relating to the board what I was told.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: vyper on April 14, 2009, 11:04:33 AM
For those of you suspecting this guy was actually accepted: the same acceptance letter he clearly photoshopped is the sixth result from the google image search.

There is an identical small black speck below the word spring on each of the letters, demonstrating they are the same (other than minor photoshop changes).

Don't stress out, because this guy is obviously messing with you.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 14, 2009, 11:22:50 AM
Just got an email today from GULC asking me what classes I'm taking this semester (since it didn't show my classes for this semester on my transcript). It said they are currently reviewing my EA app. They are definitely doing things way differently this year. I bet its because of the economy that a ton more people are considering grad school and they were probably overwhelmed by the number of applicants....and because of that they are just getting around to transfer apps. I doubt they'll do a mass release of acceptances like last year
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 14, 2009, 12:01:18 PM
I think your probably right about the reason for the later date this year.  However, I still think that they will do a mass update deal like they have previously.  There would be no need to do it rolling.  Even though they certainly have quire a few applications to go through, i would imagine that it won't take them more than a few days to get through the EA cycle... assuming they are devoting a decent amount of time to it each day.  But either way, I'm guessing we won't hear for a little while.  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 14, 2009, 12:37:15 PM
yeah i looked at the two letters...he definitely photoshopped it. Pretty lame dude...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 14, 2009, 01:01:32 PM
Does anyone have any idea why GULC would contact applicants about their current/future classes?  Just curious what the implications of this are.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 14, 2009, 01:12:02 PM
they are contacting because when they sent their transcripts it didn't list what they were taking second semester
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 14, 2009, 01:30:35 PM
hahahahaha.


He also disclosed that he went to Seattle U. The only person the CALI awards for torts and civpro match up with is some kid named Reuben Shultz. However, that same kid got a CALI in crim law for a summer class. Lawnbball neglected to mention the third CALI. Also, there is no Reuben Shultz on Seattle U Moot Court.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 14, 2009, 01:34:26 PM
He also disclosed that he went to Seattle U. The only person the CALI awards for torts and civpro match up with is some kid named Reuben Shultz. However, that same kid got a CALI in crim law for a summer class. Lawnbball neglected to mention the third CALI. Also, there is no Reuben Shultz on Seattle U Moot Court.

 ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dinglehoser on April 14, 2009, 01:41:46 PM
FWIW, I called today and got the same response ... no EA transfer decisions until early May.  This poses some problems, as my deposit for another school to which I was recently accepted is due May 1. Guess I'm gonna have to hedge my bets and eat the $150 ...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on April 14, 2009, 02:00:25 PM
they are contacting because when they sent their transcripts it didn't list what they were taking second semester

This information doesn't seem relevant if they were going to accept one as EA vs defer until 2nd semester is in. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 14, 2009, 02:12:19 PM
they are contacting because when they sent their transcripts it didn't list what they were taking second semester

This information doesn't seem relevant if they were going to accept one as EA vs defer until 2nd semester is in. Any thoughts?

This is going to freak out so many people.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 14, 2009, 02:17:07 PM
What is the ~rank of the schools for people getting contacted and what are their stats? It is probably not good news to be contacted since it most likely means they are concerned about what classes you will have completed or they are looking to see if you have a strong enough schedule to allow you to improve enough this semester to avoid rejection. I would bet it has more to do with deciding between defer and reject than defer and admit.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 14, 2009, 02:26:05 PM
They contacted me.  I hope it isn't the case that I am going to be deferred.  I don't mean this to sound arrogant,  but I really don't think i can get better grades next semester.  I received a 3.99 last semester at a school in the 50s.  my school doesn't rank in between 1L semesters.  i know for a fact im in the top 5% though, and if I had to guess id say i'm in top 2%. (i think 3.6 is approx. top 10%)

What is the ~rank of the schools for people getting contacted and what are their stats? It is probably not good news to be contacted since it most likely means they are concerned about what classes you will have completed or they are looking to see if you have a strong enough schedule to allow you to improve enough this semester to avoid rejection. I would bet it has more to do with deciding between defer and reject than defer and admit.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 14, 2009, 02:34:36 PM
Yeah those don't sound like edge numbers, maybe it is nothing other than just making sure students will have an adequate number of credits after this year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 14, 2009, 02:39:45 PM
hopefully..fingers crossed.
above top 10%, 3.8, top 30s school. Went complete first week of March.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 14, 2009, 02:46:17 PM
Anyone go to Decision with today's update?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 14, 2009, 03:21:48 PM
I'm pretty sure GULC asking for second semester schedules is more a function of our schools not listing that information on the transcript than it is an indication of whether they view you as a strong candidate (as someone alluded to above).

In terms of stats: I am first in my class at a west coast T3.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 14, 2009, 04:17:12 PM
I agree with beverfuzz - if they didn't post it the school just probably wants to know

As far as there being an increase number of apps this year - I think a lot has to do with the economy AND the fact that Gtown used to say on their website that those in the top 10/15% are competitive.  This year, they knocked out the 10 and now only say those in the top 15% are competitive...that would get more people applying for sure

Still complete here! 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 14, 2009, 04:50:58 PM
I agree with beverfuzz - if they didn't post it the school just probably wants to know

As far as there being an increase number of apps this year - I think a lot has to do with the economy AND the fact that Gtown used to say on their website that those in the top 10/15% are competitive.  This year, they knocked out the 10 and now only say those in the top 15% are competitive...that would get more people applying for sure

Still complete here! 

that is interesting. i could definitely see that having an effect.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 14, 2009, 07:29:44 PM
^^ maybe, but those extra apps this year may just be the ones who would not have applied in previous years because the 10% scared them away. if so, its possible that they may not be as competitive. man there is so much speculation throughout this whole process...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 14, 2009, 07:53:35 PM
I was updated at 5:01 but still "compelet"... anyone else was updated today????
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 14, 2009, 08:09:20 PM
5:01 on the dot here, still complete
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 14, 2009, 08:11:28 PM
I got updated.  For the record, neither myself nor my buddy have gotten phone calls or anything.  We are ranked 6 and 7, respectively, out of about 450. We each have 1 CALI. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 14, 2009, 08:26:05 PM
I got updated.  For the record, neither myself nor my buddy have gotten phone calls or anything.  We are ranked 6 and 7, respectively, out of about 450. We each have 1 CALI. 

range of school?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 14, 2009, 08:37:15 PM
Sorry...a T4 that has sent multiple transfers to GULC/WUSTL/GW in the past few years (as far as we know from asking around).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 14, 2009, 08:52:31 PM
nice. solid ranks for such a huge class.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 14, 2009, 09:05:56 PM
Thanks.  Both of us still think there were some typos and miscalculations.  Wish you luck as well.  We both figure to get deferred, and then see what happens.  Hopefully, we'll both get accepted, but our families have become closer through this process, and we're cool no matter what happens.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 15, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/faq.html

Check out the FAQ for transfer students - does anyone else notice ANOTHER change?

Besides them taking out the 10% in the "competitive students are typically in the top 15%" - they have now lowered the number of reported applications that they typically receive in a year for transfer apps.  It used to say 600 - now it only says they receive 400!!

We now have a 25% chance instead of a 16% chance of admission!  (As they typically take around 100 transfer students...and I bet its even better than 25% because they probably have to accept more than will actually go because people will apply to multiple schools)

Yes they are reporting an increase in applicants...but still, I've been assuming the base was typically 600 and they got more than that this year because of the bad economy.  Now the base can start at 400...sweet!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 15, 2009, 05:25:52 PM
GULC really wants those application fees. 


By the way, still complete with today's update.

 ::sighs heavily and hangs head::
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 15, 2009, 08:17:41 PM
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/faq.html

Check out the FAQ for transfer students - does anyone else notice ANOTHER change?

Besides them taking out the 10% in the "competitive students are typically in the top 15%" - they have now lowered the number of reported applications that they typically receive in a year for transfer apps.  It used to say 600 - now it only says they receive 400!!

We now have a 25% chance instead of a 16% chance of admission!  (As they typically take around 100 transfer students...and I bet its even better than 25% because they probably have to accept more than will actually go because people will apply to multiple schools)

Yes they are reporting an increase in applicants...but still, I've been assuming the base was typically 600 and they got more than that this year because of the bad economy.  Now the base can start at 400...sweet!


I'm not trying to dumpen your spirit, but the link you posted is from 2004...here is the updated link: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions/TransferStudents.htm 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 15, 2009, 09:55:30 PM
So every picture file has data attached to it. In the pic that lawandbball uploaded, there was a thumbnail embedded with it.

He definitely altered the picture. Notice how the thumbnail had three lines of text in the first paragraph. He moved the date around. Etc. etc.

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/gettinglawschooled/Picture2.png) (http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/gettinglawschooled/Picture2.png)

Yeah that was pretty nerdy of me to even point it out. But I thought it would reassure everyone that GULC hasnt sent out anything. And that's just really really lame that someone took the time to get peoples hopes up like that.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 16, 2009, 02:22:57 PM
so tonights prob gonna be another no update night.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Bob23 on April 16, 2009, 06:38:25 PM
So every picture file has data attached to it. In the pic that lawandbball uploaded, there was a thumbnail embedded with it.

He definitely altered the picture. Notice how the thumbnail had three lines of text in the first paragraph. He moved the date around. Etc. etc.

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/gettinglawschooled/Picture2.png) (http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv141/gettinglawschooled/Picture2.png)

Yeah that was pretty nerdy of me to even point it out. But I thought it would reassure everyone that GULC hasnt sent out anything. And that's just really really lame that someone took the time to get peoples hopes up like that.

There's also no handwritten note from Dean Cornblatt, which accompanies every acceptance letter. Definitely fake.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 16, 2009, 08:59:21 PM
i wonder if dumbledore signed every admission to hogwarts. that would be sweet.

actually, i think he wrote everyone the letter
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 16, 2009, 09:14:00 PM
I don't know why I always expect something to happen every day at midnight....  :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 16, 2009, 09:55:16 PM
Yeah its killing me right now. I have finals coming up and Id just like to have one less thing to worry about. I got offered a TA job for next year at my current school and I need to know if I am going to turn it down or not....and the deadline to tell them is coming up.

Crossing my fingers for this Monday...otherwise they're just teasing us!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 16, 2009, 10:21:57 PM
If by "teasing" you mean "following their deadline" ;)

I'm willing to bet that the Chicago ED folks hear before we hear from GULC EA this year. My first final is on the 4th, and it is the one that I am dreading most- how nice it would be to come home to a letter from GULC and Chicago saying "hey, congrats guy!"
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 06:06:35 AM
Being the obsessive person I am, I decided to try out the "accepted students page" at GULC and can gain access.

I'm still at complete though...

Can anyone else do the same?  What does this mean??
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 06:33:35 AM
Flaaaaaaaaaame
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 06:35:13 AM
I'm not, but thanks for the help.

Although I can see why you'd think so.  There have been a lot of those lately.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 06:36:06 AM
Whoa wait... I can log in too...can anyone else... sorry about the flame callout
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 06:37:07 AM
What do you think it means?  Are we in?  It has deposit deadlines and everything...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 06:39:56 AM
Also, are you still at complete as well?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 17, 2009, 06:44:04 AM
I can't. Boo.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 17, 2009, 06:55:59 AM
Can log on to the admitted students site. Interesting
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 07:00:09 AM
I can as well.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 07:28:39 AM
No, still complete... but I can log in
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 07:30:57 AM
Interestingly the admitted students website does not appear to be catered to transfers... the curriculum section focuses on first year classes
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 07:36:00 AM
I wonder if this is meaningful or not. I'm having a tough time brushing this off as inconsequential, which would make it even worse if it really is inconsequential and I get dinged, heh.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 07:40:48 AM
Well in past years students have been given access to this site before going to decision... only to find out that they got in a few days later.  I remember reading about it on some thread, though it may have been for regular admissions, not transfers.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 17, 2009, 07:48:42 AM
Unable to login here. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 17, 2009, 08:04:08 AM
its letting me in
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 17, 2009, 08:41:17 AM
Flame, the admitted students site say access will be granted "4 days after an offer of admission is extended." That would mean they would have had to offer admissions on Mon, yet the admissions office stated on Tues no one had been admitted yet and decisions would likely be closer to may. This one had me going for a minute.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 08:45:10 AM
I can absolutely assure you that I have access to the admitted students webpage. Whether you choose to believe that or not is your decision. However, I have made enough of my information publically available that it would be extraordinarily foolish of me to "flame" in this manner, particularly when I have an application in at Chicago.

The admitted students webpage has no useful information for transfer students, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 08:53:29 AM
It's definitely not a flame... I can log in as well.  In fact there are four of us or so that can, and this is not atypical given past admissions cycles.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 17, 2009, 08:53:42 AM
First, it does not help your cause that you just registered yesterday. Second, there is no way to confirm any of the info you actually did post. Third, the last guy to screw with us went to the trouble of posting a doctored photo of an admissions letter and a doctored screen shot of the status checker. I will not believe anything until a substantial number of people begin to report decisions on the status checker. Move over, the admissions office also said the status checker is working and is up to date. Thus, if decisions had been made Monday, people would have switched to decision during the last few updates yet that has not happened. Plus, the admitted students from last year said it contained info about not only the deposit deadline, but also OCI and journal membership.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 17, 2009, 08:54:32 AM
First, it does not help your cause that you just registered yesterday. Second, there is no way to confirm any of the info you actually did post. Third, the last guy to screw with us went to the trouble of posting a doctored photo of an admissions letter and a doctored screen shot of the status checker. I will not believe anything until a substantial number of people begin to report decisions on the status checker. Move over, the admissions office also said the status checker is working and is up to date. Thus, if decisions had been made Monday, people would have switched to decision during the last few updates yet that has not happened. Plus, the admitted students from last year said it contained info about not only the deposit deadline, but also OCI and journal membership.

this would have to be a highly organized flame. you are wrong.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 17, 2009, 08:56:54 AM
Maybe your right. Nobody has ever gone to extraordinary lengths to screw with people on this site. If the rest of you want to believe that is just fine.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 17, 2009, 08:58:49 AM
I can't log in.  Dooo do do...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 17, 2009, 09:07:57 AM
On a side note, I am sure this question would go somewhere else but I am too lazy to look. does anyone know what the difference between an AALS member school and AALS fee-paid school is? I know that credit from a non-AALS school will not transfer to an AALS school, but what about fee paid AALS schools?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 09:19:34 AM
to those who can log in tot he website when did you go complete? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 09:20:23 AM
Also, to those who can log in, what are your numbers? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 17, 2009, 09:22:26 AM
if you remember, i was extremely skeptical of the guy who said he got a letter.  EXTREMELY.

i can get in to the admitted students site.

there's no real way to convince anyone, but i mean... at this point i don't care to try

i went complete on 3/11

GPA 3.98
i know in in the top 5%... don't how how deep into it.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 17, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
can't log in.  3.75gpa from T4.  top 10%.  Frankly, not the numbers for EA.  Maybe this is legit.

edit: went complete in mid feb.

sh*tty way to find out!  booooo
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 09:37:42 AM
Crap, I don't think it means anything:

Quote
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
Decisions for the early action transfer applicants have not been made nor mailed out. Early action transfer applicants should not have access to the admitted student webpage.
 
There must be a technical error and we would like to fix this problem. Do you have the names of the students who have access to our admitted student webpage without a decision?
 
Warm regards,
 
The name of the admissions person
Office of Admissions
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-662-9010
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: statuscheck on April 17, 2009, 09:42:12 AM
Crap, I don't think it means anything:

Thank you for your e-mail.
 
Decisions for the early action transfer applicants have not been made nor mailed out. Early action transfer applicants should not have access to the admitted student webpage.
 
There must be a technical error and we would like to fix this problem. Do you have the names of the students who have access to our admitted student webpage without a decision?
 
Warm regards,
 
Abigail Chung
Office of Admissions
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-662-9010

Well this makes me feel a little better. I can't log in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 09:47:21 AM
Bummer... I was about to put a screenshot up too with timestamp in the bottom right hand corner.... all for naught, now, I suppose.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 09:56:33 AM
thanks for doing the investigative work - to keep us all sane, I think just calling or emailing them has to be the best way of dealing with the oddities that pop up at this point
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 09:59:07 AM
I imagine them sitting there at the admissions office, drumming their fingers evilly, coming up with new ways to screw with our heads.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 17, 2009, 10:00:59 AM
I can log in. For what its worth, they had contacted me by email on the 14th, saying that the "Admissions Committee is currently reviewing your Early Action transfer application and has a question regarding your file" (regarding my second semester class schedule). So thats what leads me to believe they are doing things differently this year and not doing a mass release... especially since not everyone has been contacted so far about their second semester classes.

Anyway, I hope this being able to log in is a good thing. Fingers grossed. Best of luck to everyone.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dred on April 17, 2009, 10:04:34 AM
GULC will deny it, but I think being able to log in means something. I think GULC even tried to deny it last year for 1L admissions... even though people who could access the site were later admitted. Go figure.

The whole "it doesn't mean anything" is just another way of trying to avoid MIT's admissions debacle.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 10:06:37 AM
Well, it is telling that the page we were able to access was for 1L admits, though. It had absolutely no relevant information for transfer students.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 10:46:05 AM
Personally, I think it means something.  If everyone were able to login then I'd be more inclined to believe it to be an error. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dred on April 17, 2009, 10:47:08 AM
Well, it is telling that the page we were able to access was for 1L admits, though. It had absolutely no relevant information for transfer students.

That's fine.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 11:06:04 AM
Boo...don't have access
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 11:12:23 AM
Didn't the admitted students page that people got access to last year actually have transfer information available?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 11:12:37 AM
while I can't log in (hopefully yet) I think it means something too.  

Since the system is set up to not allow you access until 4 days after you are offered admission, I think it means you've been offered admission (at least 4 days ago), but they are waiting to switch everyone to "decision" at the same time.  

To all of us who can't log in yet, I think we should keep trying after the status updates since we are going to be accepted/deferred/rejected on different days - which means we will be given access to the site on different days.  The ones who have access right now may have been one of the first to been offered admission in the system.  

 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 11:18:05 AM
I can no longer log in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 17, 2009, 11:21:48 AM
me too,...cant log in anymore :-/
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GunnerGULC on April 17, 2009, 11:34:02 AM
I know I'm new, so place whatever validity you want on my comments.

My application went complete on March 15. I am from a T20, GPA 3.94 (top 5% by inference. My school doesn't release these stats). 
I can access the admitted student's website. 

My classmate also applied, went complete March 4. GPA 3.50.  He does not have access to the admitted student website as of this post. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dred on April 17, 2009, 11:48:34 AM
BTW, LOL@emailing GULC. *palmface*
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 17, 2009, 11:48:58 AM


I know I'm new, so place whatever validity you want on my comments.

My application went complete on March 15. I am from a T20, GPA 3.94 (top 5% by inference. My school doesn't release these stats). 
I can access the admitted student's website. 

My classmate also applied, went complete March 4. GPA 3.50.  He does not have access to the admitted student website as of this post. 

Please update.  Are you saying you STILL have access when others have had their access revoked?  Get back to us quickly.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 17, 2009, 11:53:03 AM
Had access at 10am, now unable to get back in. Why the hell did you email them? I was enjoying looking at the admitted students stuff even if I didn't get in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 12:07:23 PM
Can anyone estimate when access to the admitted students site was cutoff (in PST)? I am hoping by the time that I checked, around 11:15, no one could access.

Got to keep the faith somehow...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 17, 2009, 12:20:45 PM
woe is me! i take my eyes off this thread for one day and find out that people could log into the admitted students site while i was gone,and check the thread just in time to see that they've locked it out entirely  :-X

would have been a nice thing to see for the old heartstrings
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 12:25:37 PM
I did have access, but no longer do. 

Why'd you email!!! :P
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 17, 2009, 12:52:22 PM
lame move e-mailing them.  how else could they possibly have responded?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 12:54:28 PM
it was a smart move emailing
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 17, 2009, 12:55:47 PM
explain.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: OneTimeUse on April 17, 2009, 01:04:06 PM
This has got to be the craziest rollercoaster of a transfer cycle ever.

From the multiple Monday at midnight hopes, the fraudulent admit posts, doctored photographs, the ability to log into admitted student sites and then getting kicked out! Seriously!?!

We're on page 35 of this thread and no one even knows if they got in yet!!!

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 17, 2009, 01:08:31 PM
GULC is probably loling @ this thread and guessing whos who
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 01:21:44 PM
Anyone think statuses change tonight?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 01:22:39 PM
Hopefully :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 01:57:48 PM
4:52 Update - STILL complete
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 17, 2009, 01:58:38 PM
same here - still complete!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 02:08:17 PM
+3
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 02:29:11 PM
Super, I applied to both
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 02:51:07 PM
I only applied to full-time.

And ugh, still complete.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 17, 2009, 04:02:12 PM
Only full time.  Still complete.  Had access earlier... but i don't think it means anything necessarily.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 04:39:31 PM
I applied FT.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 17, 2009, 04:43:30 PM
I can't imagine a less meaningful distinction than PT/FT for why some people had access and others didn't.

Honestly, gulcea09's 2 questions were so very important and we didn't get very many responses: Those with access:

1) What were your numbers, and

2) When did you go complete

Those are good questions that can actually tell us if site access meant anything. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 04:51:48 PM
I can't imagine a less meaningful distinction than PT/FT for why some people had access and others didn't.

Be careful about putting that challenge out there...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 04:52:30 PM
Numbers:

T3
GPA:  4.0

Complete:  3/17
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 04:54:23 PM
Numbers:

T3
GPA:  4.0

Complete:  3/17

Our stats are identical. That gives me hope.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 17, 2009, 04:56:06 PM
Beaver - when did you try to log on?  Was it after the email was sent out?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 17, 2009, 04:58:41 PM
Beaver - when did you try to log on?  Was it after the email was sent out?

Yeah, it was about 11 AM PDT. I am hoping it was after everyone was shutout.

If you don't mind, PM me what school you attend. I'm curious.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 17, 2009, 05:32:11 PM
Crazy things are happening.

If we can assume, without admitting, that those who had access are to be admitted EA, does that necessarily mean that those who did not have access are NOT to be admitted?   


Also, is there anything to the notion of "waves" of Decisions?  Last year, for example, was it the case that all acceptances went out in a one time only bulk mailing or were there straggler-acceptances, that were mailed in later waves?

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 17, 2009, 05:39:36 PM
Beaver,

I wouldnt worry. I logged on at about 1:00pm EST. By 2:00pm EST, which is yout 11am, i was shut out.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 17, 2009, 06:44:12 PM
I think it was beaver who made the point that it's odd that, as a result of this "technical error," only some of us were given access.  The even stranger thing is that those people seem to be auto-admits according to their stats.  If someone in top 15% from a Tier 4 steps forward and says they had access, "glitch" will be more believable.  Otherwise, this glitch just happened to give access to highly competitive (most competitive?) applicants.

I can't remember if anyone in last year's 20 something page thread mentioned being given access before the switch to Decision. Then again, this year is so unlike years past in everything we've seen. 

 I hate this.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 17, 2009, 06:56:11 PM
I'm hoping it was just an error.  At least two people from my school got in last year via EA, one just outside top 10% and one inside 5%, which is where I sit, at a school 50-60.  I couldn't get in today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 17, 2009, 07:07:02 PM
I hope it's an error too, upgrade.

Can someone who had access and remembers what they saw give us a little information about what kinds of things were on the site?  Someone said there was nothing for transfer students (this weighs in favor of error, at least), but what kinds of things DID it say?   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 07:10:15 PM
Gave a rundown of the 1L curriculum, housing, finnancial aid deadlines (all passed, obviously,) information for arranging a tour of the campus...

I really do think it was an error... and I'm one of the people who would benefit if it wasn't, so take that for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 07:24:09 PM
Just curious,

But did the people in past years who went decision around midnight have the usual update earlier in the day around 5PM or not?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 17, 2009, 07:24:38 PM
Thanks, ToTransfer. And thanks for sending that e-mail, btw.

It being the 1L curric is helpful for the error claim.

It would be nice, given that the glitch was brought to their attention, if they sent all EA applicants (or posted a general announcement on the transfer site) a message alerting us to the error and reassuring us that everything is running smoothly.  
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Bob23 on April 17, 2009, 08:16:44 PM
The admitted students site that was up last year had a combination of incoming 1L and transfer information on it, with most of the information relating to incoming 1Ls.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 08:21:55 PM
I scoured the page for transfer info- there was nothing.

Additionally, the poll seems to indicate it was a glitch: someone from top 10% of a T4 had access, but 2 people top 5% from the T1 did not. That indicates error to me.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: publicinterestnyc on April 17, 2009, 10:28:47 PM
Does anyone remember a similar incident about 2 or 3 years ago at Harvard (or
Harvard Business School) where students who prematurely accessed the admitted students
website using their SSN were expelled? In that case, the students were trying
to ascertain whether they had been accepted prior to a formal decision being
mailed to them. I recall that Harvard expelled or rejected everyone that
prematurely accessed the admitted students website. I think it had something to
do with unethical conduct?

[P.S. To the competitive students on this forum who are desperately trying to
get into GULC: you might want to anonymously remind GULC about how Harvard
handled this and suggest GULC react similarly.]

Disclaimer: I didn't apply to GULC, and I don't plan to apply there.
I did apply to UChi EA because it's really a better law school overall.

Edit: Stats: 4.0 GPA, T2 (not T1)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 10:38:05 PM
lol, I'm not sure if I can think of a more absurd, childish suggestion than "You (prospective students) should tell GULC to reject everyone who was curious enough to check whether they could log on to the admitted students webpage once rumors started up on a few message boards!" I understand that you're being sarcastic (or at least I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt,) but come on.

I'm not saying that Harvard didn't do something that ridiculous, by the way. It honestly doesn't surprise me that much. That, however, doesn't change how absurd an action it is to take. Clearly, we all did a lot of harm being able to see the admitted students page, and it smacked of unethical behavior.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 10:45:13 PM
And the most "gunneresque in the history of LSD" award goes to... publicinterestNYC!

Get your facts straight.  The HBS debacle involved applicants HACKING into a website containing sensitive admissions information.  All anyone did here was plug their screen name and password into the admitted students website; if we weren't meant to see the information then we simply wouldn't be granted access, and indeed access was revoked once it was determined that an error was made.  No harm, no foul, and in any event access to the website has proved inconclusive as to whether or not one was granted admission at all. 


Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 17, 2009, 10:48:26 PM
I'd also like to put out that a month ago you stated that you were at a T2 in NY and that in this post you maintain you're at a T1... which is it?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 17, 2009, 10:55:46 PM
Yeah, this guy has been anti-GULC (and more generally anti-transferring) trolling and flaming from forum to forum.  I like his stanza-style posts, though..




FUNDAMENTAL question:  probably unanswerable with our limited info, but does anyone care to speculate how many applicants are accepted EA?  Out of 600 total applications and 100 total offers of admission, would you guys say 45 is a good EA acceptance number?  Too high?  Love to hear thoughts. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: publicinterestnyc on April 17, 2009, 11:08:12 PM
Yes, I am T2 (not T1).  Fixed now.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 17, 2009, 11:14:32 PM
I like how you addressed the last line stats, as opposed to the part where you were just generally being... well... I'm not sure there is language that is strong enough to describe it that would be appropriate for a law school forum.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 17, 2009, 11:15:52 PM
Publicinterestnyc, I'm glad you didn't apply to GULC. I wouldn't want to have people who have that kind of negative attitude as a potential classmate anyway.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 18, 2009, 06:28:37 AM
Cardozo, Brooklyn or St. John's? 

Does anyone remember a similar incident about 2 or 3 years ago at Harvard (or
Harvard Business School) where students who prematurely accessed the admitted students
website using their SSN were expelled? In that case, the students were trying
to ascertain whether they had been accepted prior to a formal decision being
mailed to them. I recall that Harvard expelled or rejected everyone that
prematurely accessed the admitted students website. I think it had something to
do with unethical conduct?

[P.S. To the competitive students on this forum who are desperately trying to
get into GULC: you might want to anonymously remind GULC about how Harvard
handled this and suggest GULC react similarly.]

Disclaimer: I didn't apply to GULC, and I don't plan to apply there.
I did apply to UChi EA because it's really a better law school overall.

Edit: Stats: 4.0 GPA, T2 (not T1)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 18, 2009, 06:55:16 AM
GULC likely makes around 150 offers overall not just 100, ok maybe that is a little high but probably at least 125. They had 93 students transfer in last year, and i doubt only 7 turned them down when they got into higher ranked schools such as nyu, boalt, and so on.

Edit: Sorry, I meant to answer your question as well. I would guess that they try to fill half of the class during EA, especially since both seat deposits are due before students would likely hear from other schools. So, it would not be unreasonable for them to extend 50-60 offers.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 18, 2009, 09:38:06 AM
First post:

First off, hello everyone. I'm about 10%, 3.65 at a top 40 school. I'm applying part time and full time. Any thoughts on my chances would get great.

Second, I have emailed back and forth with Jini a few times. Don't know who she is, besides someone in the admissions department. Very nice and pretty open about things. As a couple of other people have noted, she said decisions will becoming late this month into May.

Third, any other PT people? It's hard to figure out the stats needed to get in. Any ideas? Do I have a good shot? Do those decisions come out the same time?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: publicinterestnyc on April 18, 2009, 01:09:15 PM
And the most "gunneresque in the history of LSD" award goes to... publicinterestNYC!

Get your facts straight.  The HBS debacle involved applicants HACKING into a website containing sensitive admissions information.  All anyone did here was plug their screen name and password into the admitted students website; if we weren't meant to see the information then we simply wouldn't be granted access

Quoted directly from:
http://www.ethicsinbusiness.net/case-studies/hacking-into-harvard/

"While visiting a Business Week Online message board, they found instructions,
posted by an anonymous hacker, explaining how to find out what admission
decision the business schools had made in their case. Doing so wasn't hard. The
universities in question –Harvard, Dartmouth, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, MIT and
Stanford–use the same application software from ApplyYourself, Inc. Essentially,
all one had to do was change the very end of the application-specific URL to get
to the restricted page containing the verdict on one's application....

Many of them got only blank screens. But a few learned that they had been
tentatively accepted or tentatively rejected. What they didn't count on,
however, were two things: first, that it wouldn't take the business schools long
to learn what had happened and who had done it and, second, that the schools in
question were going to be very unhappy about it. Harvard was perhaps the most
outspoken. Kim B. Clark, dean of the business school, said 'This behavior is
unethical at best–a serious breach of truth that cannot be countered by
rationalization.'...

It didn't take Harvard long to make up its mind what to do about it. It rejected
119 applicants who had attempted to access the information....

To this, Harvard’s Dean Clark responds, “We expect applicants to be personally responsible for the access to the website, and for the identification and password they receive.” Critics also reject the idea that the offending applicants were “hackers.” After all, they used their own personal identification and passwords to log on legitimately; all they did was to modify the URL to go to a different page. They couldn’t change anything in their files or view anyone else’s information. In fact, some critics blamed the business schools and ApplyYourself more than they did the applicants. If those pages were supposed to be restricted, then it shouldn’t have been so easy to find one’s way to them....

To him and others, seeking unauthorized access to restricted pages is as wrong as snooping through your boss’s desk to see whether you’ve been recommended for a raise. "
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 18, 2009, 01:17:02 PM
that is really interesting - I was not familiar with this situation

However, it must be distinguished between modifying a URL to get information and simply entering a name and password into fields on a page designed for that exact purpose.  If people are reporting that they have access to the admitted student site, especially in an admission cycle that is far from previous norms, it is reasonable to assume that others are going to try to see if they have access as well.  This is MUCH different than modifying a URL and going beyond a standard page setup to find out about an admission decision. 

I agree, it is unethical for people to modify a URL to go into the admission system, but people should be allowed to enter their username and password to determine if they have been granted access to a site that is set up for that purpose - there is nothing wrong with doing that. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 18, 2009, 01:45:20 PM
Whether or not Harvard declined admissions to people is completely irrelevant to the fact that you are a gigantic *explicative... use your imagination* to tell people to "anonymously suggest that GULC" do the same.

DIAF.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 18, 2009, 01:59:16 PM
I'm sure some folks have already heeded PublicinterestNYC's suggestion and are pleading their case with GULC admission. That's pathatic! I'm one of the people that was not able to login; still, am not gone rat out on people who were able sign in... If GULC admission, God forbid, imitates the action taken by Harvard Business, then all of us in this group will be denied admission because we "attempted", some successfully some not, to login in the the admited site. So, either way, don't be such a low-life if you have plans to contract GULC suggesting they take a similar action as Harvard did.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 18, 2009, 02:06:53 PM
Heck, I'm not exactly concerned. When I sent them the initial e-mail, they asked me if I knew of any particular names that were able to log in. I told them that aside from myself, I didn't know of anyone, and that it was just information floating out there on the internet. I was not anonymous- I used the e-mail that I used for my application, included my name, etc. They thanked me for the e-mail, said that they appreciated having it brought to their attention so that they could stem whatever damage was being done to peoples' psyches, and that was that.

If GULC wants to deny me admission because I plugged my username and password in to a webpage, that is certainly within its right to do. Something tells me that they will not do that, though. Furthermore, I am fairly certain that if any "snitching" was to have an affect, it would be "snitching" on PublicInterestLawNYC to the Chicago admissions folks; I can't imagine any school would want such a person. That said, I am NOT condoning that people try to "snitch" on PIL, because that would be childish and immature.

I got out of teaching to avoid this "teacher teacher, they're picking on me!" idiocy in the first place.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 18, 2009, 02:14:12 PM
This is hilarious.

First of all, we typed in our login info that the school gave us into a field that told us to use that login info.  Furthermore that field is on a site that is fully part of the public domain.  I have no clue how that could be seen as unethical or worthy of any sort of reprimand.  If anything it would show them that the student is super eager and excited about GULC.

Second of all, how juvenile and petty do you think you would look if you called GULC and pled for them to deny students based on this?  It wouldn't help that you would be essentially telling them how to do their job.

And FYI publicinterest guy/gal, I don't think its the suggestion so much as the arrogance that is getting people all up in a tizzy.  You have to expect to be labeled a feminine hygiene product when you make comments which basically imply that you think you are above GULC and are a lock for Chicago... especially on a law school transfer message board.  Maybe someone here should call up Easterbrook or Posner and tell them that one of their prospective students failed to look at the big picture by considering next-best alternatives and understanding the value of being risk-averse.



Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 18, 2009, 02:22:43 PM
How much more time and how many more posts can you people waste on a flame?  Are you new to the Internet? 

 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 18, 2009, 02:26:01 PM
Good point.  although it only took like a minute. haha.  back to contracts   :-X
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 18, 2009, 02:32:53 PM
Heck, I'm not exactly concerned. When I sent them the initial e-mail, they asked me if I knew of any particular names that were able to log in. I told them that aside from myself, I didn't know of anyone, and that it was just information floating out there on the internet. I was not anonymous- I used the e-mail that I used for my application, included my name, etc. They thanked me for the e-mail, said that they appreciated having it brought to their attention so that they could stem whatever damage was being done to peoples' psyches, and that was that.

If GULC wants to deny me admission because I plugged my username and password in to a webpage, that is certainly within its right to do. Something tells me that they will not do that, though. Furthermore, I am fairly certain that if any "snitching" was to have an affect, it would be "snitching" on PublicInterestLawNYC to the Chicago admissions folks; I can't imagine any school would want such a person. That said, I am NOT condoning that people try to "snitch" on PIL, because that would be childish and immature.


Why would GULC admission ask you if you know any names (who tried or logged in) if they did not want to take some type of action???
I got out of teaching to avoid this "teacher teacher, they're picking on me!" idiocy in the first place.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 18, 2009, 02:39:52 PM
Rationale answer is that knowing the names of people who were able to log in would allow them to focus the technical inquiry. Tin-foil-hat answer is that they are now going to deny all of us admissions, I suppose. Who knows.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 18, 2009, 06:28:03 PM
No one was going to get in any ways. Transfer admission to the T14 is just an urban legend and a cruel practical joke.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Bob23 on April 18, 2009, 07:16:00 PM
No one was going to get in any ways. Transfer admission to the T14 is just an urban legend and a cruel practical joke.

+1. GULC actually emailed all of the transfers that came in last year and informed them that they had been "punk'd" and  wouldn't be receiving credit for the classes that they'd taken because they were never really admitted. They also won't be refunding the $42k in tuition because, well, that just makes the joke even better. Ashton Kutcher would be proud. Everyone had a good laugh and the transfers were then promptly escorted off school grounds by security.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 19, 2009, 03:51:42 PM
So....tonight.  Midnight..

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 04:01:33 PM
third time's a charm
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 19, 2009, 04:34:36 PM
I actually do have a good feeling about tonight, especially after all the activity earlier this week and the "technical error" on Friday.

Or maybe I am just clinging to something that allows me to escape the horrors of studying for property.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 19, 2009, 04:56:10 PM
Edit: Sorry, I was looking at the right dates in the wrong years, I see it is normally monday.

Moreover, I heard a rumor that starting this year the offers of admission are non-binding on both parties, ie they are contingent on an equally strong or stronger performance this semester, thus even if you are admitted now if your grades slip at all the offer will be rescinded. I know other schools have switched to this, WUSTL for example admitted students that did not maintain their 2nd semester a couple of years ago, so to keep this problem from happening again they changed their policy. Has anyone else heard this or have any info about the offers that came directly from GULC, i already have heard enough rumors and do not wish to hear about unfounded theories people have on the matter?

Edit: here is the link to WUSTL's info, which is close to what GLC is rumored to be adopting:
http://law.wustl.edu/admissions/documents/FAQS.pdf
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 05:14:49 PM
hey I have gone through past discussions a few times, and while one or two have reported friday being a time they went decision, it has always been the turn to midnight on monday in the past three years where the majority is turned to decision - I don't know where you're getting friday...

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 05:18:36 PM
Here are the results from my research, which I posted on April 13th to this board:

I went through the history of this thread - back to 2006, and found when the first mention of a "decision" was made.  Here's the table:

2006
Easter was, Sunday April 16th
First Decision - Monday April 17th

2007
Easter was Sunday, April 8th
First Decision - Monday April 2nd

2008
Easter was Sunday, March 23
First Decision - Monday April 7th

2009 - Prediction
Easter is April 12th
Decision - Monday, April 20th

They have never gone later than the third week of april!  Tonight could be the night!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 19, 2009, 05:18:56 PM
I must have been looking at the wrong years, I am not really sure but I now see the light.

But still, has anyone heard about the offers being contingent this year on 2nd semester grades?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 19, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
Yeah, the Friday switchers were outliers in past years (and actually heard bad news). 


And there's nothing even implicit out there about GULC revoking EA admittance if you get straight Bs or something.  No way they're doing that, at least not this year.  If you fail a course, there's no question they can withdraw the offer.  But as long as you come in with 28-32 credits (if that's correct), they won't pull a UChi and revoke on the basis of "inconsistent" grades.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 05:26:03 PM
I agree with Dongo - if they were going to do that it seems like they would have done what Chicago and WUSTL did and actually post it on their application (and webpage) so people know going into the process that it's a condition which they'll have to satisfy.  Couldn't imagine them just throwing that on people without telling them about it first...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 19, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
Wow, I did not know Chicago did it too. That sucks for anyone who applies and does not strictly maintain, since their offer is binding and they have to withdraw their other applications and by the time they hear about grades and have their offer revoked it will be late into the process this summer.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 19, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
I bet the dean is flipping a coin somewhere...cackling Montgomery Burns style.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 06:36:13 PM
for your pleasure:

harvard  29
yale  12
standford 12
columbia 61
upenn 25
nyu 42
uchicago 16
northwestern 43
michigan 42
virginia 42
cornell 10
duke 12
georgetown 100

Top 14 accepts around 450 transfers in 2007 (based on the data provided in LSAC)

I feel bad for those applying to Chicago...why do they need an EA program?!  They're going to accept like 7 people
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 19, 2009, 06:42:22 PM
I'd think they'd just want a way to grab some really strong candidates ED who would otherwise probably attend HYS. i  Although admittedly, it doesn't seem like that great a deal for the applicant if Chicago can renege based on a downward turn.  Does it say it has be a significant deviation?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 19, 2009, 06:46:07 PM
Nice, gulcea09.  450 out of how many though?  Do you have that number? 


and lol at:
They're going to accept like 7 people
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 19, 2009, 06:52:43 PM
nope here is what they say: "are contingent upon the Law School's receipt of a final first-year law school transcript demonstrating consistent and successful completion of one full year."

In addition to the number of students it might also be informative to know which schools require, such as harvard, not only competitive LS stats but that that your undergrad and lsat #'s must have been competitive for 1L admissions as well.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 06:53:15 PM
no info out of how many total applicants each school had - although I bet they have to accept a lot more than they'll take given most people will apply to at least 5 or 6 of them - i would assume this def applies to gerogetown, since most people will go to a top 10 school first than gtown...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 19, 2009, 06:56:19 PM
i completely agree. If GULC had 100 students actually transfer, they must accept a good number more.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 19, 2009, 07:09:17 PM
Don't feel bad for those of us applying to Chicago- I know that the opportunity to hear early from them, apply for University Graduate Housing before it fills up and so on, is worth the possibility of the acceptance being revoked to me.

for your pleasure:

harvard  29
yale  12
standford 12
columbia 61
upenn 25
nyu 42
uchicago 16
northwestern 43
michigan 42
virginia 42
cornell 10
duke 12
georgetown 100

Top 14 accepts around 450 transfers in 2007 (based on the data provided in LSAC)

I feel bad for those applying to Chicago...why do they need an EA program?!  They're going to accept like 7 people
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dred on April 19, 2009, 08:44:45 PM
Don't feel bad for those of us applying to Chicago- I know that the opportunity to hear early from them, apply for University Graduate Housing before it fills up and so on, is worth the possibility of the acceptance being revoked to me.

for your pleasure:

harvard  29
yale  12
standford 12
columbia 61
upenn 25
nyu 42
uchicago 16
northwestern 43
michigan 42
virginia 42
cornell 10
duke 12
georgetown 100

Top 14 accepts around 450 transfers in 2007 (based on the data provided in LSAC)

I feel bad for those applying to Chicago...why do they need an EA program?!  They're going to accept like 7 people

So... having better chances of securing housing is worth more than the possibility of losing all the advantages of attending a T14 (possibly T10) school?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 19, 2009, 09:01:09 PM
DECISION!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 19, 2009, 09:02:05 PM
me too!!! decision!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 19, 2009, 09:03:46 PM
Ditto
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 19, 2009, 09:05:17 PM
Those that go to decision... how many of you could log in to the admitted students website the other day?  And how many couldn't?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 19, 2009, 09:06:07 PM
those that go decision - post your stats on the message board - no decision here - looks like i'm either deferred or rejected
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 19, 2009, 09:07:00 PM
Holy crap...decision here too!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 19, 2009, 09:07:46 PM
School Rank 15-16; 3.71 Top 15% or so
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 19, 2009, 09:08:39 PM
Can you guys also tell us when you went complete?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 19, 2009, 09:10:42 PM
Stats:

T3, Rank: 1/160, Complete: 3/17/09
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 19, 2009, 09:11:05 PM
Did nobody else go to decision? Maybe I'm auto-ding. Went complete about a week before the EA deadline.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 19, 2009, 09:17:50 PM
Did nobody else go to decision? Maybe I'm auto-ding. Went complete about a week before the EA deadline.

 ???
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 19, 2009, 09:19:42 PM
Purty, is that you?  lol, I was wondering where you had gone!  Just realized it. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 19, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
I didn't.  Went complete on 3/16
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 19, 2009, 09:21:31 PM
I didn't either.   :-[
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 19, 2009, 09:22:00 PM
Purty, is that you?  lol, I was wondering where you had gone!  Just realized it. 

haha yea its me, decided to change my name.

no access on friday. no decision tonight. no gulc  :(.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 19, 2009, 09:23:19 PM
Went decision.
File Complete 3/4/2009

3.8, aprox top 10% or higher, top 30s school

I could access the admitted students site on Friday briefly.

hopefully I can tell yall soon. I'm about two states away from DC.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 19, 2009, 09:26:11 PM
Decision.

I had access on Friday.

3.85, 3%, 30-40.

Good luck everyone. Now it really gets unbearable.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 19, 2009, 09:30:05 PM
calilie,

Your stats are good enough for something higher. And its not even for certain yet. Don't be down about it...top 3%  at a top tier is easily good enough for columbia or stanford. keep your head up!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 19, 2009, 09:32:00 PM
 :'(

Nothing. 3.65, about 10% at top 40.

Did anyone change that applied PT as well?

Oh, and to those of you who went to decision and are saying "now the real drama starts." I want to punch you.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 19, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
:'(

Nothing. 3.65, about 10% at top 40.

Did anyone change that applied PT as well?

Oh, and to those of you who went to decision and are saying "now the real drama starts." I want to punch you.

oh come on, don't get all up in arms about it.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 19, 2009, 09:35:01 PM
No up in arms. I'm semi-depressed. Although my school may be ranked like 26 in a few days (not that it helps now).

Are the people that go decision the ONLY people that get in EA? Has it been that way in the past?

I'm drinking, so I hope that makes sense
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 19, 2009, 09:35:47 PM
Thanks.  The only problem is that I can't leave DC for personal reasons.  So it's GULC or bust.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 19, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
Decision. My file was complete on 2/23. 3.65 @ UT.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 19, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
no decision.  went complete 2/13.  no access to the site on friday.  Considering how early I went complete, I imagine decisions do mean something concrete.

Bollix.

3.75, T4, top 8%, good ug gpa, lousy lsat.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 19, 2009, 09:55:29 PM
3%, T2, complete. darn.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: NebelungValesti on April 19, 2009, 10:06:00 PM
Still complete. 2% @ T4, went complete on 3/25
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: NebelungValesti on April 19, 2009, 10:14:27 PM
I asked them and they said they will consider me because the rec letters got there a little later than the others
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 19, 2009, 10:29:43 PM
Still complete. 2% @ T4, went complete on 3/25

3/25/2009? I don't think that "complete" necessarily means anything for you, since you missed the EA deadline. And on that note, "complete" might not mean anything for anyone else. GULC is doing things differently this year.

It doesn't matter if you went complete after the Mar 16th (the EA "deadline").  I called them and they said as long as you have the actual app in by the 16th, you have until roughly April 1st to get your recs and certs, etc. 

I went complete on 3/24 and I went to decision tonight. 

3.9 / 1-2% / T30
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 20, 2009, 03:52:18 AM
Went decision!!

Stats: 
4.0 GPA T3 School

Had access briefly on Friday

To everyone worried:  When I was looking back through past years posts, I recall that there were acceptances mixed in with the later "decision" dates.  I don't think anything is conclusive. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 05:37:48 AM
Decision.

File completed: 3/11

GPA: 3.98
Rank: don't know (however i do know i'm at least top 5%)
School: 50s

Had access on friday.

In past years, how long was period between online files turning "decision" and individuals receiving letters?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 20, 2009, 06:02:03 AM
Those of you who went decision, are you now able to access the admitted student's site?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 06:09:18 AM
Those of you who went decision, are you now able to access the admitted student's site?

Nope.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 06:38:34 AM
Did any part time people go to decision?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 06:47:25 AM
I applied to PT only and status is still complete.  Last update as of 4/17.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sardonicgal on April 20, 2009, 07:17:04 AM
I applied to PT only and status is still complete.  Last update as of 4/17.

I'm also PT and still complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 07:24:10 AM
Oh good, a little hope. Mind me asking about your grades?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 07:37:16 AM
T25, 3.55 (app. ranking ~ 10%:  we don't officially rank).  Haven't read anywhere to suggest that PT apps are reviewed after FT, but hopefully that's the case.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 07:48:49 AM
We are the same person;

T25 (new rankings), 10% 3.65

Didn't you think that would be good enough to get in?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sardonicgal on April 20, 2009, 07:53:10 AM
Oh good, a little hope. Mind me asking about your grades?

4.0/1 at a provisionally accredited school that's not ranked (so, not sure how that's going to play out).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 08:01:26 AM
I thought I had a decent shot, especially with good work experience and personal statement.  I'm hoping that my school not ranking doesn't hurt me (i.e. GULC has app. rankings from my school)...3.55 looks really worse than many GPAs here without the app. ranking guidance.  I personally have no idea how schools balance GPA/Rank versus school rankings.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 20, 2009, 09:05:23 AM
Thanks for the ray of sunshine Nifer!  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I'm happy for those who are absolutely dying to transfer and got in; Personally, I'm not unhappy at my current school and would likely only transfer if my grades go down and/or I don't make law review.

I guess it just hurts the ol' pride a bit to get deferred (or rejected..)




Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 12:46:56 PM
No clue.  But I didn't receive a letter today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 20, 2009, 12:55:54 PM
Any predictions on how consistent we need to keep our grades this semester to get an acceptance?

First semester: top 4% at 40-50 school.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 20, 2009, 01:17:42 PM
Any predictions on how consistent we need to keep our grades this semester to get an acceptance?

First semester: top 4% at 40-50 school.

Acceptance under ED or RD?  Under ED the acceptance is not contingent on second performance, just as long you finish the semester.  Right?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 20, 2009, 01:33:17 PM
Any predictions on how consistent we need to keep our grades this semester to get an acceptance?

First semester: top 4% at 40-50 school.

Acceptance under ED or RD?  Under ED the acceptance is not contingent on second performance, just as long you finish the semester.  Right?

i'd have to imagine he meant if he is deferred. i cant see how you wouldnt be accepted after 2nd sem if your grades stay the same. you seem (dongo) to be in a situation where like top 10% would get it done if i had to guess.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 20, 2009, 01:41:05 PM
Yeah, after a deferral, I'm asking what it would take for them to offer admission. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 20, 2009, 02:08:23 PM
I went to decision and was not able to access the site. However, I think I may have tried to log-in after GULC had already shut it down, but I can't confirm that.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 02:15:08 PM
So far, the poll that I'm running does show a... very strong correlation. It seems I may have to eat my words as far as giving the admissions office the benefit of the doubt on Friday. Not that I would mind at all.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 02:39:21 PM
For those who applied PT, did your status get updated today?  Also, for those who didn't get DECISION yesterday, did you change to DECISION today?  Based on older posts, it looked like GULC changes status of deferrals to DECISION the day after acceptance, but my status was updated today and still COMPLETE.  I'm wondering whether I'm just a reject or maybe the fate of those who applied to PT only haven't actually been decided yet.  I'm curious because I don't think I'd get rejected with T25/~10%...or maybe I'm completely wrong!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 20, 2009, 02:43:43 PM
For those who applied PT, did your status get updated today?  Also, for those who didn't get DECISION yesterday, did you change to DECISION today?  Based on older posts, it looked like GULC changes status of deferrals to DECISION the day after acceptance, but my status was updated today and still COMPLETE.  I'm wondering whether I'm just a reject or maybe the fate of those who applied to PT only haven't actually been decided yet.  I'm curious because I don't think I'd get rejected with T25/~10%...or maybe I'm completely wrong!


I applied FT and PT (checked both on the app). I'm in the same boat as you, updated at 5Pm on the 20th, still complete. I doubt you or I are a direct reject, I think everyone is over analyzing this. We will all find out soon enough.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hyejinkim2011 on April 20, 2009, 02:56:30 PM
First time poster.  My file says "decision," but I'm not sure if it went decision last night or today (I didn't check last night).  My file was last updated on April 20th (today).  Did anyone go decision and then subsequently have their file updated?

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 20, 2009, 03:12:46 PM
I am still complete as well. But I doubt I am, or you are, an auto-reject, I am in the top 2-3% on my class.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 20, 2009, 04:02:19 PM
First time poster.  My file says "decision," but I'm not sure if it went decision last night or today (I didn't check last night).  My file was last updated on April 20th (today).  Did anyone go decision and then subsequently have their file updated?



I went decision last night, and yes, it was re-updated today but saying the smae thing it said at midnight. Everyone who went decision at midnight still had it say the 17th on the log-on screen at midnight even though it was updated. I think you probably went decision last night. I haven't heard any recent changes today. If there are any more rounds of decisions, they'll probably happen at midniht not 5:00.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 20, 2009, 04:07:11 PM
hey I only applied PT as well and I'm still complete - I think it only changes over to "decisions" at midnight - it doesn't change once they update it...no idea why, just how it's always worked in the past

If they are doing things the same as they always do, a bunch of us will go decision tonight - and most of us will be deferrals, those who change over on tues/wed night will be rejects
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
That's weird.  Doesn't the status checker website say that updates occur once every 24 hours?  So another update @ midnight?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 20, 2009, 04:21:30 PM
there will not be another reported "update" at midnight tonight - basically when they update the system it's like a pre-load of information, then that information gets displayed at midnight even though it's already in the system.  The status update time will still say today at 5:04pm even though some will change to decision at 12am...just like what happened last night
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 04:35:04 PM
Maybe something is different for PT. Also, if it makes anyone feel better (it probably shouldn't):

"The Committee members are still reviewing both day and evening applications, and decisions are being made on a rolling basis"

I do think that it is surprising that nobody is reporting "decision" for PT.

Anyone how the PT decisions worked in the past?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 20, 2009, 04:46:51 PM
It is really weird that it only changes to decision at midnight, yet it changes to applied and complete when they do the daily update. I changed from unavailable to applied at 4:45 and from applied to complete at 5:02. Is there any logical reason for this?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 20, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
Let's be honest.  Do you guys really think they're doing it on a rolling basis and some acceptances might be sprinkled in with the later switches to Decision?  I don't remember reading that it happened like that last year.

They don't have enough applicants to justify doing it on a rolling basis.  Regular 0L admissions cycle, sure, but not for transfers. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 20, 2009, 05:16:30 PM
It's possible, I really thought I had a good shot at EA.

And I think there are at least a couple others on here that could say the same.

I don't recall your stats Dongo.  Lets not consider it a deferral until we get the letter?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 20, 2009, 05:18:08 PM
It would make sense that the first batch are the auto-admits/dings (beware, there were also rejections that came out with the 1st switch) and then there will likely be some acceptances that come after strict scrutiny review along with rejections and deferrals. Plus, last year, on the yahoo group, there were acceptances that did not come in the 1st wave.

Edit: of course, I am not saying any of you will be surprised. If you have strong stats your in, but if you felt you were clearly on the bubble and you went decision, it might not be good news.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 20, 2009, 05:19:21 PM
I thought the same of you, Calie.

I'm top 4% at a school in the 40s.  



after strict scrutiny review

 ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 05:30:51 PM
No, I don't believe it is rolling.

I have a question though, it seems so many of the people accepted will be going to better schools than GULC. If I'm first in my class, i wouldn't be going to GULC. For how many of you was this a backup?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 05:35:38 PM
GULC is def. a backup/insurance plan in case I tank this semester for me. The only T14 I wouldn't go to instead of GULC would be Penn and Cornell. If I don't get in to UoC (assuming I get in to GULC, which I still refuse to admit until I have the piece of paper in my hands,) I will be applying to Duke, UVa, Northwestern, Michigan, and Berkeley if my grades are only slightly lower than Fall, as well as NYU, Columbia, Harvard and Stanford is my grades stay the same or improve.

Penn because I really don't see it being much better than GTown, Cornell because I *really* don't think it is better than Georgetown and the location is absolutely godawful.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 20, 2009, 05:42:21 PM
Yeah I applied to GULC EA as a potential option if my grades aren't as good this semester.  But GULC is my only transfer option based on location but I won't transfer if my grades are as good this semester. 

In a fantasy world I think Stanford would be my dream school.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 05:51:52 PM
Calie, I assume you're currently at George Washington then?

UVa isn't close enough to DC to make it work for you? Seems a shame to foreclose somewhat better options entirely.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 20, 2009, 05:56:13 PM
GULC is def. a backup/insurance plan in case I tank this semester for me. The only T14 I wouldn't go to instead of GULC would be Penn and Cornell. If I don't get in to UoC (assuming I get in to GULC, which I still refuse to admit until I have the piece of paper in my hands,) I will be applying to Duke, UVa, Northwestern, Michigan, and Berkeley if my grades are only slightly lower than Fall, as well as NYU, Columbia, Harvard and Stanford is my grades stay the same or improve.

Penn because I really don't see it being much better than GTown, Cornell because I *really* don't think it is better than Georgetown and the location is absolutely godawful.

This is basically my plan except I am doing RD at Chicago and am not excluding NYU, Columbia, Harvard or Stanford if my grades drop slightly.  AGREED THAT CORNELL LOC SUCKS.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 06:00:23 PM
GULC is def. a backup/insurance plan in case I tank this semester for me. The only T14 I wouldn't go to instead of GULC would be Penn and Cornell. If I don't get in to UoC (assuming I get in to GULC, which I still refuse to admit until I have the piece of paper in my hands,) I will be applying to Duke, UVa, Northwestern, Michigan, and Berkeley if my grades are only slightly lower than Fall, as well as NYU, Columbia, Harvard and Stanford is my grades stay the same or improve.

Penn because I really don't see it being much better than GTown, Cornell because I *really* don't think it is better than Georgetown and the location is absolutely godawful.

This is basically my plan except I am doing RD at Chicago and am not excluding NYU, Columbia, Harvard or Stanford if my grades drop slightly.  AGREED THAT CORNELL LOC SUCKS.

Same with me.  If I get in **knock on wood**, GULC will be my backup.  I basically decided to take out a $325 dollar insurance policy just in case I bomb this semester for some reason.  GULC is great, but I would much rather go to quite a few other schools (chicago, nyu, columbia, penn, duke).  I applied ED to chicago, but im not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 20, 2009, 06:02:37 PM
Same with me.  If I get in **knock on wood**, GULC will be my backup.  I basically decided to take out a $325 dollar insurance policy just in case I bomb this semester for some reason.  GULC is great, but I would much rather go to quite a few other schools (chicago, nyu, columbia, penn, duke).  I applied ED to chicago, but im not holding my breath.

What went into the $325 figure?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 20, 2009, 06:10:31 PM
Nah.  Can't leave DC.  My husband's work.  

I'm not at GW, in my opinion it would not be worth it to transfer to G'town from there.  GW and G'town are so expensive.  My husband goes to G'town (SFS), pricey as *&^%.  

 I'm @ GMU on a scholarship.  It's probably not even worth it to me to transfer, I'll likely end up working for the gov't.

And now you all know more about me than you ever wanted to!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 20, 2009, 06:13:04 PM
It just seems like they would accept more students EA that they think might actually go. They must assume 75% of the people (at least from this board) will go somewhere else. So why not try lock in the students with good, but not outstanding grades, that have a real shot of going.

Of course, any indication of how this went in the past would help.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 06:24:09 PM
Same with me.  If I get in **knock on wood**, GULC will be my backup.  I basically decided to take out a $325 dollar insurance policy just in case I bomb this semester for some reason.  GULC is great, but I would much rather go to quite a few other schools (chicago, nyu, columbia, penn, duke).  I applied ED to chicago, but im not holding my breath.

What went into the $325 figure?

Maybe a miscalc.
But $75 application fee + the 1st seat deposit ($250?)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 20, 2009, 06:29:36 PM
No, I don't believe it is rolling.

I have a question though, it seems so many of the people accepted will be going to better schools than GULC. If I'm first in my class, i wouldn't be going to GULC. For how many of you was this a backup?

I'm happy about getting into GULC (well, hopefully that letter is an acceptance), so I won't say it's a backup. With that said, I did apply to UofC ED just because the opportunity was too tempting. I'm at UT now so the small bump to GULC is not all that great, but UofC would be a higher bump. Not holding my breath on Chicago though.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 06:30:44 PM
No, I don't believe it is rolling.

I have a question though, it seems so many of the people accepted will be going to better schools than GULC. If I'm first in my class, i wouldn't be going to GULC. For how many of you was this a backup?

I'm happy about getting into GULC (well, hopefully that letter is an acceptance), so I won't say it's a backup. With that said, I did apply to UofC ED just because the opportunity was too tempting. I'm at UT now so the small bump to GULC is not all that great, but UofC would be a higher bump. Not holding my breath on Chicago though.

I would really, really question the logic of going from good grades at Texas to GULC, unless you're a DC-or-Bust guy.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 06:33:46 PM
No, I don't believe it is rolling.

I have a question though, it seems so many of the people accepted will be going to better schools than GULC. If I'm first in my class, i wouldn't be going to GULC. For how many of you was this a backup?

I'm happy about getting into GULC (well, hopefully that letter is an acceptance), so I won't say it's a backup. With that said, I did apply to UofC ED just because the opportunity was too tempting. I'm at UT now so the small bump to GULC is not all that great, but UofC would be a higher bump. Not holding my breath on Chicago though.

I would really, really question the logic of going from good grades at Texas to GULC, unless you're a DC-or-Bust guy.

Agreed... unless you absolutely hate UT (it is two years of your life after all).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 20, 2009, 07:08:46 PM
No, I don't believe it is rolling.

I have a question though, it seems so many of the people accepted will be going to better schools than GULC. If I'm first in my class, i wouldn't be going to GULC. For how many of you was this a backup?

I'm happy about getting into GULC (well, hopefully that letter is an acceptance), so I won't say it's a backup. With that said, I did apply to UofC ED just because the opportunity was too tempting. I'm at UT now so the small bump to GULC is not all that great, but UofC would be a higher bump. Not holding my breath on Chicago though.

I would really, really question the logic of going from good grades at Texas to GULC, unless you're a DC-or-Bust guy.

Agreed... unless you absolutely hate UT (it is two years of your life after all).

No, not really a "DC-or- bust" girl, and I love UT, but am not happy wih my financial aid (or lack thereof). GULC is just another option just in case I can't establish in state residency, and feel the need to spend 40K at a higher rank.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 07:12:18 PM
No, not really a "DC-or- bust" girl, and I love UT, but am not happy wih my financial aid (or lack thereof). GULC is just another option just in case I can't establish in state residency, and feel the need to spend 40K at a higher rank.

I'm sure your planning on doing this... but take the acceptance letter to the Dean of Financial Aid.  Tell them how much you love UT.  And tell them you want to stay, but need more money.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 20, 2009, 07:31:00 PM
Maybe a miscalc.
But $75 application fee + the 1st seat deposit ($250?)
I think it's more like $500-$750.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 07:33:46 PM
worth the cost either way.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 20, 2009, 09:00:52 PM
boo still complete here
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 20, 2009, 09:03:07 PM
boo still complete here

same...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 20, 2009, 09:04:17 PM
DECISION!! 12:02AM......................... ........................NOT :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 09:12:18 PM
Still COMPLETE here.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 20, 2009, 09:13:40 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dinglehoser on April 20, 2009, 09:17:07 PM
asspipe. still a big stonkin' COMPLETE here. I've already given up hope of an auto-admit.

3.69/5%/1x CALI/lower T2. Applied for both PT and FT.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 20, 2009, 09:21:03 PM
Well it's good that none of us went to DECISION today.  Otherwise, I'd believe that I'm really a Reject.  Now, there is hope for all of us Part-Timers that decisions for part-time haven't been made...optimism!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 20, 2009, 10:17:19 PM
Well it's good that none of us went to DECISION today.  Otherwise, I'd believe that I'm really a Reject.  Now, there is hope for all of us Part-Timers that decisions for part-time haven't been made...optimism!!!

You know what, good luck to all. This process is becoming nerve racking a little bit. I hope it's worth it in the end.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 10:33:05 PM
As of 1:32 AM, I am able to log on to the admitted students website, again.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 20, 2009, 10:40:58 PM
me too! yay!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 21, 2009, 01:00:45 AM
also have access to admitted students site.  YAY.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 21, 2009, 03:36:30 AM
Access here too!!! ;D

It's been 4 days since Friday.  I wonder if that was the day decisions were mailed out?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 21, 2009, 05:51:08 AM
Yep... ditto
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 21, 2009, 03:16:35 PM
Anyone check their mail today?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 21, 2009, 03:25:35 PM
GULC sent me a singing telegram.  But the man was singing in a strange accent and I couldn't really decipher whether I got accepted or rejected...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 03:26:15 PM
So I also applied PT and FT and am still Complete. Also it was updated twice this evening 1st at 5:36 and then at 5:48 Anyone apply PT and at "decision."
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 21, 2009, 03:31:24 PM
If no east coast person at decision got a letter today, I think it is safe to assume that the letters were mailed on Monday; east coast should get the letter tomorrow, other folks Thursday/Friday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 21, 2009, 03:31:42 PM
So I also applied PT and FT and am still Complete. Also it was updated twice this evening 1st at 5:36 and then at 5:48 Anyone apply PT and at "decision."

Same...what are you stats transfer kill?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 21, 2009, 04:18:10 PM
I applied PT only and still Complete.  Maybe we'll hear next Monday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 21, 2009, 04:42:14 PM
i'm on the east coast. no letter today in the mail. ill let yall know when i get the letter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 05:28:55 PM
T4 Top 7%
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 05:54:47 PM
Would be odd if it was that much time (next Monday). I imagine we have to hear sometime soon. Are you 2 thinking that as potential part timer's we were put into a different pile and will get our letters at a different time? Is there anyone that applied PT and changed to "decision" out there? Hope we hear something soon. Maybe tonight at midnight.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 21, 2009, 06:25:20 PM
i'm on the east coast. no letter today in the mail. ill let yall know when i get the letter.

nothing here either ...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 21, 2009, 07:00:51 PM
I'm HOPING that PT apps are reviewed after FT.  It makes sense to me because many people apply to both FT and PT (with the assumption that they prefer FT), so GULC would move those who didn't make it to FT to be considered for PT with PT-only apps like me.  Now on the other hand, it's possible that FT and PT reviews have all been completed, in which case those who are still at Complete (me) are probably toast.  But since no PT app posted that they went Decision, I'm cautiously optimistic that PT apps are still under review.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 21, 2009, 07:09:31 PM
hey ya'll- for those of us who are still complete, the next "decision" round came two days after the first one - so if everything is still the same, we'll see it go decision at midnight tonight
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 21, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
and hanaha - i'm putting bets on your logic - not one person has reported being accepted to the part-time program...maybe there is hope
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 21, 2009, 07:21:08 PM
I'm done with speculating when we will go Decision, haha.  It'll go Decision whenever it does.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 21, 2009, 07:39:18 PM
haha - this board was made for nothing but that;) Enjoy the ride
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 21, 2009, 08:38:13 PM
We all didn't get rejected part time.... 8)

They must lose students who transfer from PT to FT, no? Anyone have a clue on numbers?

Done with speculating? If we didn't speculate, we would be outlining...and would probably have better ranks and not speculate...that's boring.

What does it mean if we go decision today? We are deferilized?




Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 21, 2009, 09:03:30 PM
So Gtown is doing things ALOT differently from years past - still complete here - sadly, if no one else went  decision tonight, there is no more precedent that we can look toward to explain what the hell is going on.

With that, good luck everyone, into the abyss
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on April 21, 2009, 09:03:51 PM
Anyone change?

Nope.....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 21, 2009, 09:04:10 PM
Anyone care to speculate? ...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 21, 2009, 09:05:05 PM
Nothing here either. Goodnight.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 21, 2009, 09:06:28 PM
Anyone care to speculate? ...

Has anyone ever been right?

Care to speculate why no one has ever been right?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 21, 2009, 09:07:09 PM
I would suggest they are telling the truth about rolling...

...but they have lied about everything so far

p.s. if you work for GULC and are reading this, I go to Stetson
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 21, 2009, 09:08:24 PM
p.s. if you work for GULC and are reading this, I go to Stetson

That should get you in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 21, 2009, 09:09:49 PM
...joking  ???
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 09:10:01 PM
I dont think this is rolling becuase someone who went decision reported a latter completion date than myself while i still remain at decision.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 21, 2009, 09:11:43 PM
Me tooo, --why--



See you guys tomorrow.  11:57 A.M. or so.  We'll speculate some more.  
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 09:12:14 PM
sorry i  meant while i still remain at "complete"*******
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 21, 2009, 09:21:52 PM
If anything, the fact that none of you went to decision tonight may still mean that those of us at decision may not be in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 09:25:56 PM
If anything, the fact that none of you went to decision tonight may still mean that those of us at decision may not be in.

how do u figure?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 21, 2009, 09:28:09 PM
If anything, the fact that none of you went to decision tonight may still mean that those of us at decision may not be in.

how do u figure?

especially since you have access to the admitted student page
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 21, 2009, 09:38:58 PM
I am admittedly cynical/pessimistic to a (according to some) fault. However, I'm just saying that with how oddball everything has gone this cycle, I wouldn't put it past the system to have erred in allowing us on the website (which is still all 0L stuff, nothing for transfers,) while rejection letters are in the stream.

My point was that I CERTAINLY don't think that anyone who hasn't gone to decision should give up hope or even be dissapointed, for that matter. Besides, if you let yourself feel blahse about it, you may negatively impact your final exam prep and opportunity to beat a deferral or get in to a better school.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 21, 2009, 09:46:39 PM
if you let yourself feel blahse about it, you may negatively impact your final exam prep and opportunity to beat a deferral or get in to a better school.

This is truth.  But, it will be very, VERY difficult to bounce back from an outright rejection in time for finals.   


Those of you who went to Decision 12 A.M. on Monday are in, there's not point in dancing around it.  Your numbers are clearly fit for EA admittance -- still, I agree there's no substitute (be it a switch to Decision or access to the website) for having that letter in your hands. 


And whoever said Abigail is nice, I agree.  She's just doing what she's told and repeating what they tell her.  She sounds cute, and I hope to meet her one day. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 21, 2009, 10:05:04 PM
I promise that if I get that letter in my hands, I won't try to say that it could still be a mistake. Fair?

And yeah, the main reason the later cycle sucks IMo is that it is butting up way too close to final exams. I may hear from Chicago on the day of my first or second exam, if they hold tru to "early May" (I have exams on the 4th and 7th.) *That* would be godawful, as I am more emotionally invested in Chicago than I am in GULC, even though my concern that I'm just off the line for Chicago ED is probably more founded than my (admittedly illogical, at this point) pessimism about GULC.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 22, 2009, 11:05:52 AM
still nothing in the mail today...so they probably didnt send out letters until Monday or Tuesday I'm guessing....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 22, 2009, 02:36:36 PM
FT and PT applicant here. Still Complete today as of 4:52 pm. Anyone PT's go decision?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 22, 2009, 07:02:25 PM
Somebody over in the yahoo group has posted in the database that they have been accepted to GULC(ea).  Wonder if it's just based off of a log in to the admitted students site or if they got their letter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 22, 2009, 07:12:58 PM
PT only here, still Complete
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 09:00:10 PM
has anyone's status who is at a t4 changed to "decision"? Looking around...i havent found one person.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 22, 2009, 09:01:49 PM
still complete here - booooooooo
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 09:10:19 PM
tier 4, went to decision, had access to admitted students website briefly friday and access again as of yesterday
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 09:11:29 PM
went to decision monday*
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 09:34:39 PM
im new to this site, but tried to send you a message
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
since I guess it didnt work...would you mind sharing your stats from t4 and when applied etc...thanks.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 09:47:32 PM
also new to the site, been reading tho and thought i would give you some info since other ppl's info has been so helpful to my nerves...

t4 school on eastcoast
GPA - 3.98, 1st in my class
went complete March 17
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 10:02:34 PM
yea no prob....where on the eastcoast are you?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 10:05:07 PM
oh sorry...im in DE
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 10:07:47 PM
oh ok...yeah im in GA. Just thought it might be the same school. Yeah its nerve racking and its random as i applied way before you did...who knows. I dont think it's just a given tho that if dont have decision at this point then deferred theres no reason to that.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 10:11:06 PM
yea it is def nerve racking, esp so close to finals! i dont think it means anything definite that you or anyone else hasnt heard, seems like alot of stuff isnt going like it has in the past....idk if this is relevant, but rumor has it that g-town is notorious for accepting transfer from my current law school
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 10:13:53 PM
no...i might be in the other boat...but I still thought I might have a chance. just in your researching, did you come across people with similar numbers to you. And if so did they get in for EA? I mean around the top but from t4. I havent been able to find many.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 10:17:29 PM
no there isnt alot out there for ppl with our kinds of stats coming from T4...but talkn to ppl at my school (the 2L/3L) they have had friends in my position who were given admissions EA to g-town and transferred out...which is what made me think I had a shot and applied. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 10:22:07 PM
yeah...I dont know...everyone seems to have their own theories on what is happening, i dont know how it works but you are the only person from a t4 who i have seen say they have heard anything. I might not have done as much research but it seems like all the t4's are just sitting idle. maybe b/c deferred...maybe not. You are proof of the latter so who knows...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 22, 2009, 10:25:57 PM
yea...well i'll keep you posted on the outcome, still waiting to receive the letter.  heading to bed tho, gnite!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: rtj789 on April 22, 2009, 10:26:38 PM
yeah thanks for the help... good luck
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 22, 2009, 11:04:58 PM
Are you two done?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 23, 2009, 08:27:48 AM
ACCEPTANCE! - now im done.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 23, 2009, 08:42:11 AM
letter?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: impatiently waiting on April 23, 2009, 08:48:58 AM
What were ur other stats and is there anything  that made u stand out?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 23, 2009, 09:17:36 AM
yea i got my letter today in the mail....nothing that different than any of you i'm sure...top of my class at lawschool, past work experience in a firm, 3.43 UGPA, low lsat
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 23, 2009, 09:21:28 AM
Congrats! But can u be a little more specific about your School, GPA and Ranking--after all, most all of us are ranked in the top of our class...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 23, 2009, 09:42:02 AM
Got the letter in the mail today! $350 deposit by May 9th...more transfer student info will be placed on admitted student site in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 09:46:39 AM
So, we all took out a $425 security deposit, plus $40 or whatever for the Law Review write-on competition.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 23, 2009, 10:00:53 AM
Oh also, the letter is dated on the 20th, and wasnt mailed out until the 21st.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 23, 2009, 10:13:02 AM
Got the letter in the mail today! $350 deposit by May 9th...more transfer student info will be placed on admitted student site in the next few weeks.

May 9th!!!?? So soon. What if Uof C hasn't made up their mind yet? I'm def. going to lose money somehow. What about fin. aid/tuition. Are there more steps to figure all of that stuff out? Sorry, my mailman is taking his sweet time.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 23, 2009, 10:46:04 AM
Was it a standard sized envelope? Handwritten note?

Sometimes I hate being so far away from the east coast.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 23, 2009, 11:34:51 AM
standard envelope, more info on financial aid, journals, etc will be available on the admitted students website in the upcoming weeks, $350 deposit by the 8th of May....

I had posted my stats before but:
fourth tier school, 3.98 GPA, 1st in my class out of 246
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 23, 2009, 11:41:17 AM
impatientlywaiting - i tried to send you a message, but i'm not sure if it went through, let me know if you didnt get it
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 23, 2009, 12:30:40 PM
Just got the acceptance letter.  I received it in Chicago, so looks like it got there as same time as you east coasters.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 23, 2009, 01:12:59 PM
I just got the letter in NY.  Dated 4/20. Postmarked 4/21.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 01:14:19 PM
Grahhhhhhh, no mail!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 23, 2009, 01:34:22 PM
Oops yeah it says May 8th, not 9th. There's also a "first tuition" deposit form...which scares me since that means there will probably be a second deposit form....which means more money that I need to borrow.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lsetudiante32 on April 23, 2009, 01:38:01 PM
Standard size envelope (a little thicker than normal because there is another envelope and first tuition deposit form included. Small handwritten message on the paper offering admission (no separate note).

I'm very much leaning towards Georgetown.
I would love to apply to NYU/Columbia (if by some miracle I get straight A's this semester)...the cost of living in NYC and additional expense of applying to NYU/Columbia is making me iffy about it and this GULC deposit is pretty substantial. Would I be willing to lose potentially $500-$600?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 01:41:03 PM
Tuition at Georgetown, NYU, etc.. is $43k a year. What is another $1-2k to enable yourself to apply to the best schools possible? NYU/Columbia/Michigan/Penn/UVa, etc.. are all leaps and bounds beyond Georgetown. There is essentially Georgetown/Cornell, and then the rest of the T14. IMO, you would be crazy to NOT apply to the other T14.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 23, 2009, 02:11:12 PM
$500-600 dollars is petty when dealing with a decision of this magnitude, imo.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 02:20:16 PM
$500-600 dollars is petty when dealing with a decision of this magnitude, imo.

Exactly. $500-600 is no tifling amount of money, but it sure as hell should not impact your decision of where to transfer to.

Many os us allowed insignificant amounts of money screw us over by not taking an LSAT prep course. That is why we are in this transfer situation in the first place. Doing it again in the transfer process would be foolhardy, as would the "ugh, I don't want to do multiple law review write-ons" consideration.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 23, 2009, 02:56:19 PM
Got the letter today as well!! ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dinglehoser on April 23, 2009, 03:08:26 PM
For those of us still waiting to go decision, it looks like there might be some movement.  My contact info was just changed to my current mailing address; it was showing my permanent address until now.  I never contacted them to make the change.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 03:23:52 PM
See, now I'm concerned, because other midwest people are getting their letters, and I got nothing >:(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 23, 2009, 03:28:54 PM
To Transfer - I'm positive you got in.  No need to panic :-)  You're stressing me out about this whole thing!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferjunkie on April 23, 2009, 03:32:12 PM
See, now I'm concerned, because other midwest people are getting their letters, and I got nothing >:(

If you changed to decision with everyone else, you're in. Don't stress yourself out, it will probably arrive tomorrow. I received mine today in TX, but sometimes it takes longer to receive letters than people on the east coast.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Miguel Bain on April 23, 2009, 03:54:56 PM
Ditto, also received my letter today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 23, 2009, 06:42:36 PM
Just to add to TTON's stress level, I also received my letter today. No doubt your acceptance is on the way.

Although GULC seems to be a backup for most people with transferring, I must admit that I felt pretty good about cracking open that letter today. To get into one of the Top 14 law schools in the nation, especially when I had not shot in hell at getting in there when I first applied, is actually a great feeling. I feel pretty damn lucky.

So for those are looking to move on up into the T10, savor the acceptance while you can since finals are just around the corner. And for those still waiting for an acceptance, best of luck and hopefully we'll be classmates next fall.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 07:43:33 PM
So, my question to you folks: do you think doing the law review write-on for our current school is worth it, to be able to add the "Offered a position on the xx Law Review" resume line? My school doesn't allow anyone to grade-on outright; the top 10 (not %, top 10 individuals) get offered a position if their packet is within the top 2/3 of packets submitted. At the moment, I fall in that 10 people (just barely,) but that could easily change after this semester.

The write-on starts the last day of final exams, and finishes before the write-ons begin for any of the schools I am interested in transferring to. I am not terribly optimistic about my chances of getting on to any school's primary journal via the transfer write-on process, though. While I'm planning on starting my "note-on" Comment writing this summer, that wouldn't happen in time to have any mention of LR on my resume for OCI.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 23, 2009, 07:55:41 PM
So, my question to you folks: do you think doing the law review write-on for our current school is worth it, to be able to add the "Offered a position on the xx Law Review" resume line? My school doesn't allow anyone to grade-on outright; the top 10 (not %, top 10 individuals) get offered a position if their packet is within the top 2/3 of packets submitted. At the moment, I fall in that 10 people (just barely,) but that could easily change after this semester.

The write-on starts the last day of final exams, and finishes before the write-ons begin for any of the schools I am interested in transferring to. I am not terribly optimistic about my chances of getting on to any school's primary journal via the transfer write-on process, though. While I'm planning on starting my "note-on" Comment writing this summer, that wouldn't happen in time to have any mention of LR on my resume for OCI.

I will be doing both my own schools and G-Town's journal competition since my school has a similar writing competition that starts day after the last final exam. Sucks but its gotta be done considering the economy.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 23, 2009, 08:00:42 PM
Of course, the real hillarity starts when you get further in to the transfer process. The write-ons for Chicago, Harvard, and a few other schools require you to participate with the rest of their 1L class, regardless of whether you get accepted to the school or not.

"Offered a position on the xx, Harvard, Georgetown, and University of Chicago Law Review
Interviewer: "Um... so, I see that you're at Northwestern, and didn't get on to the Law Review..."
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 23, 2009, 09:08:52 PM
::Checking in to make sure the rest of us are still complete::
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 23, 2009, 09:11:49 PM
Complete here.

What is the hold-up? I think I'd rather be deferred than continuing to think about this.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 23, 2009, 11:56:25 PM
Yup.  Still complete... all 62 times I checked today.  Just curious, but did any of you go complete really late?  Someone probably already answered this, but you think that might have something to do with the delay? 

Actually, what I want to know more --> Are they even accepting people anymore?  It seems like a whole lot of letters went out.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 24, 2009, 12:33:26 AM
Yup.  Still complete... all 62 times I checked today.  Just curious, but did any of you go complete really late?  Someone probably already answered this, but you think that might have something to do with the delay? 

Actually, what I want to know more --> Are they even accepting people anymore?  It seems like a whole lot of letters went out.

I went complete on 3/24 (which is far later than most) and I was accepted.  I don't think it has anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 24, 2009, 06:05:31 AM
Yup.  Still complete... all 62 times I checked today.  Just curious, but did any of you go complete really late?  Someone probably already answered this, but you think that might have something to do with the delay? 

Actually, what I want to know more --> Are they even accepting people anymore?  It seems like a whole lot of letters went out.

I went complete on 3/24 (which is far later than most) and I was accepted.  I don't think it has anything to do with it.

and I went complete 2/13 and am still complete.  Doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 24, 2009, 10:12:07 AM
Got my letter, I'll stop being pessimistic about Georgetown now, as promised.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: impatiently waiting on April 24, 2009, 05:35:16 PM
I don't have access to the site so I called today and they told me they mailed my decision yesterday. What does that mean? And why hasn't anyone else had any activity?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 24, 2009, 05:50:58 PM
Bad news for those still waiting.  I got my deferral letter today, dated and mailed yesterday.  Still complete online. 

Sorry for the bad news. 

Needless to say I won't be joining any of ya'll at GULC.   Best of luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: impatiently waiting on April 24, 2009, 05:55:33 PM
Bad news for those still waiting.  I got my deferral letter today, dated and mailed yesterday.  Still complete online. 

Sorry for the bad news. 

Needless to say I won't be joining any of ya'll at GULC.   Best of luck to everyone!

What are your stats? Were do you live? And what are the chances on deferral, is it conditional?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 24, 2009, 05:57:36 PM
Anyone accepted to the PT program out there?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 24, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
I live very close to DC.  I'm top 3% at a T40. 

What do you mean is it conditional?  The letter says we are going to wait to make a decision until we see your spring grades.  I don't know what the chances on deferral are, I'd shocked if I stayed in the top 5-10% and didn't get accepted, but then again I'm a little surprised I didn't get in EA. 




Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sardonicgal on April 24, 2009, 06:05:46 PM
Anyone accepted to the PT program out there?

Applied PT and haven't heard anything (still at Complete).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 24, 2009, 06:06:26 PM
No.  I have no desire to go part-time.    ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 24, 2009, 06:09:50 PM
I have no idea what went out.  It's just sketchy that they sent out decisions and didn't change the status checker's over.  They'll probably go over at midnight?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 24, 2009, 06:25:41 PM
Yes. This is odd that not one person is reporting a part time acceptance. Even though this forum is not a proper "random sample" of applicants, it is odd that not one person has reported. Maybe they didn't want to accept part timers until they knew how many part timers were going to switch over to their day program at the end of this year. Who knows.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 24, 2009, 06:27:44 PM
Is there anyone who went decision on Monday that received a deferral letter?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 24, 2009, 06:55:08 PM
Still complete, tied for 2nd in my class, T4, on east coast no deferral letter yet. I figured coming for a lowly school I would get deferred. At this point a deferral is fine with me, I just really don't need a rejection in the middle of finals. First final is Tues.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 24, 2009, 07:57:49 PM
Nope, full time. Wow your finals are already over, when did your semester start?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 24, 2009, 08:24:36 PM
Applied PT...still Complete.  Do they even pick PT students EA?  I'd think they would since they accept PT apps for EA, but is taking awful a lot of time!  At least I'm glad no one PT received a decision on this site.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 24, 2009, 08:58:08 PM
Bad news for those still waiting.  I got my deferral letter today, dated and mailed yesterday.  Still complete online. 
Sorry for the bad news. 
Needless to say I won't be joining any of ya'll at GULC.   Best of luck to everyone!

Hi @caliel!  i'm new to this forum.  i am part time at mason. i am surprised you didn't get into gtown!!!  you are top 5% from MASON! we are at a top tier school.  i don't understand how you didnt get in.  im shocked. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 24, 2009, 09:01:33 PM
Anyone accepted to the PT program out there?

@transferkill. i applied gtown pt.  still complete here.  you?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 24, 2009, 09:17:54 PM
Complete.....no clue what is going on.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 24, 2009, 09:24:04 PM
i want to call them on monday, but at the same time i dont want to look desperate.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 24, 2009, 09:26:30 PM
So my status checker hasn't changed to "Decision" yet?  Strange.  Maybe they're doing it on Sunday again?  Seems silly to send the letter out and not switch it.

Hi gmason.  May you have better luck!   :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 24, 2009, 09:31:43 PM
thanks! but, doubtful  :-\  you have better stats than me.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 24, 2009, 09:36:36 PM
@caliel. i wonder if they didnt accept you because your grades were soo good!  maybe they think you will go to Harvard.  i know a girl who transferred from American T5% to Harvard last year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 24, 2009, 09:45:44 PM
5% at Mason?  I think I've given up hope...  :'(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 25, 2009, 08:00:49 AM
Don't give up hope guys!  They might've not liked something about my application; my PS wasn't great at all (cause I don't have a real reason for wanting to go as mentioned).  And my lowest grade was in legal writing, maybe that bothered them? 

Ps. It's soooo nice out and I'm inside studying  :-[
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 25, 2009, 12:43:14 PM
I'm top 10% at IU (now 23) - still complete
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: impatiently waiting on April 25, 2009, 02:33:19 PM
Letter today in nc. Deferred. 4.0/#1 at a T4. Anyone know what they look for on deferral? What the likelyhood of an acceptance is?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 25, 2009, 03:43:28 PM
Those with deferrals...did you guys apply FT or PT?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: impatiently waiting on April 25, 2009, 03:51:41 PM
I applied for both the full- and part-time program. Again, anyone the chances and requirements to beat a deferral?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waiting13 on April 25, 2009, 03:52:28 PM
This is just frustrating.  I am top 10% at T2 and went complete back on February 19 and haven't anything deferral or otherwise.  At least point I don't expect anything more than a deferral but I'd like to hurry up and find out.  I've got 4 finals coming up and don't want this distraction.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 25, 2009, 04:38:24 PM
Upgrade, gulcea09 -- you guys still complete and without a letter? 


impatiently, I've wondered the same thing.  I would assume your perfect GPA would be enough so that if you fall to the top 5%, you'll be admitted.  They just want to make sure you're relatively consistent and receive similar grades (though not necessarily identical). 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 25, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
Upgrade, gulcea09 -- you guys still complete and without a letter? 

Aye.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 25, 2009, 07:25:57 PM
still complete here as well - i'm reading through the posts and I'm under the impression that some people who went decision last sunday got deferrals, is that right?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 25, 2009, 07:40:59 PM
doubtful most people who have received deferrals still show complete. I think my deferral should arrive monday. First guy was in or very close to DC, and some have reported in NC and mid-east coast so far. You should probably know by weds if a deferral is coming your way. At this point it is probably a really bad sign to be complete and not receive a deferral by the end of the week. (this is of course qualified as probably not applying to the PT people since nobody seems to know what is going on with them)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 25, 2009, 07:45:22 PM
I'm still showing complete.  I received my deferral today; I live in Texas.

I guess we stay "complete" until they make a final decision?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 25, 2009, 08:23:36 PM
woh interesting - I applied for the part-time program as well so its either a deferral or rejection coming up...or something random from a PT decision
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 25, 2009, 08:24:18 PM
Is it informative at all or is it just the same old, we are withholding our decision until we see this semesters grades?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 25, 2009, 08:27:41 PM
Yes, send your new transcript and anything else they might want to help them assist in the decision of whether or not to allow them to take your money...yadda yadda.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 25, 2009, 08:40:51 PM
Armyjag--would you mind sharing your numbers once again?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: armyjag on April 25, 2009, 08:59:48 PM
top 2% out of 400 at a T4
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 25, 2009, 10:33:34 PM
woh interesting - I applied for the part-time program as well so its either a deferral or rejection coming up...or something random from a PT decision

have ppl in the past received ea rejections?  i dont see a way to search all the old posts to find out  >:(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 26, 2009, 07:30:41 PM
so who thinks we are going to decision tonight?  sunday/monday midnight seems to be the magic time for things to happen - fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 26, 2009, 07:45:28 PM
have ppl in the past received ea rejections?  i dont see a way to search all the old posts to find out  >:(

Yes, they have.



gulcea09, if there is a switch tonight, care to speculate on what that may mean?  As I understand it, some people have received deferral letters while their status has remained complete.  You, Dongo, upgrade, and I (and others, I'm sure, but I'm not including sole-PT applicants here) remain at complete with no letter in hand.  Tell me your thoughts.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 07:56:53 PM
Pure speculations: "decision" after mid-night signles second-round acceptance (for either full/part time) or right-out rejections.... what do you think? care to speculate? both my fingers and toes are crossed...lol
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 07:59:45 PM
You, Dongo, upgrade, and I (and others, I'm sure, but I'm not including sole-PT applicants here) remain at complete with no letter in hand.  Tell me your thoughts.   

hi there. i'll speculate. i have a feeling gtown will be taking more transfers this year than in years past, especially pt transfers.  with PT programs now being ranked, i bet gtown will be more selective in taking incoming 1Ls into their pt devision.  so, they are relying on pt transfers to keep up their revenue.  anyone agree?

on the status checker thing, it looks like there was no friday update....so it seems like something will happen tonite
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 26, 2009, 08:01:12 PM
Pure speculations: "decision" after mid-night signles second-round acceptance (for either full/part time) or right-out rejections.... what do you think? care to speculate? both my fingers and toes are crossed...lol

I doubt they are rejections unless each of us referenced another school, in place of Georgetown, in our personal statements.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 08:16:04 PM
Pure speculations: "decision" after mid-night signles second-round acceptance (for either full/part time) or right-out rejections.... what do you think? care to speculate? both my fingers and toes are crossed...lol

i'm gonna say the next round of acceptances are pt only.

anyone here apply PT only?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 08:21:08 PM
Pure speculations: "decision" after mid-night signles second-round acceptance (for either full/part time) or right-out rejections.... what do you think? care to speculate? both my fingers and toes are crossed...lol

i'm gonna say the next round of acceptances are pt only.
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Gmasonlaw-- you probably right about that... So, if you're still "compelete" and have not received any deferral, you have a shot at PT....Who in here applied just for PT???
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
PT only here and "complete."  i live in Fairfax, VA (about 10 miles away from gtown).  nothing in the mail.  i figure i would have gotten a deferral letter by now.   of course, i'm betting i'm just getting an ouright rejection.    some of my Mason classmates on here applied with better grades than me and were deferred  :(
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 08:40:09 PM
PT only here and "complete."  i live in Fairfax, VA (about 10 miles away from gtown).  nothing in the mail.  i figure i would have gotten a deferral letter by now.   of course, i'm betting i'm just getting an ouright rejection.    some of my Mason classmates on here applied with better grades than me and were deferred  :(


Mind sharing your numbers...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 26, 2009, 08:44:07 PM
Speculation time - I'm not going to lie - I love it

The deferral letters sent out after/or with the acceptances is throwing me off a bit on what I think is happening, but I'm going to stick with it until the end.  No deferral letter here or at my permanent address or school address - so this is what I think (hopefully) is happening:
 
Next decision round is PT acceptances and rejection letters -

PT Acceptances: no one is reporting any PT decisions, and they do take them EA for sure.  I truly think they consider all those for FT acceptances first, send them out, give them the earlier deadline, then one to two weeks later they send out PT decisions.  Two reasons why:  (1) Some people apply FT/PT - they may think that person is not FT potential but is okay for the PT program - lets face it, the stats for the PT program is less than the FT one - but obviously FT is more desirable.  (2) It'd make sense to have the FT acceptances send in their deposits before the PT acceptances because then Gtown can see who is not coming from the FT program and bump up PT people to FT if they think they might not meet numbers and that person express their interest

Rejection letters:  First round were FT acceptances and deferrals - if they already have these two categories done, PT acceptances and rejections are it. If they didn't think you're not good enough for the FT program (which already was picked) and they sent out deferrals (which they already did) you are either good enough for the PT program OR rejected, there is just nowhere else to go


Tonight at midnight! Fingers crossed
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 08:55:04 PM
Speculation time - I'm not going to lie - I love it

The deferral letters sent out after/or with the acceptances is throwing me off a bit on what I think is happening, but I'm going to stick with it until the end.  No deferral letter here or at my permanent address or school address - so this is what I think (hopefully) is happening:
 
Next decision round is PT acceptances and rejection letters -

PT Acceptances: no one is reporting any PT decisions, and they do take them EA for sure.  I truly think they consider all those for FT acceptances first, send them out, give them the earlier deadline, then one to two weeks later they send out PT decisions.  Two reasons why:  (1) Some people apply FT/PT - they may think that person is not FT potential but is okay for the PT program - lets

\face it, the stats for the PT program is less than the FT one - but obviously FT is more desirable.  (2) It'd make sense to have the FT acceptances send in their deposits before the PT acceptances because then Gtown can see who is not coming from the FT program and bump up PT people to FT if they think they might not meet numbers and that person express their interest

Rejection letters:  First round were FT acceptances and deferrals - if they already have these two categories done, PT acceptances and rejections are it. If they didn't think you're not good enough for the FT program (which already was picked) and they sent out deferrals (which they already did) you are either good enough for the PT program OR rejected, there is just nowhere else to go


Tonight at midnight! Fingers crossed

So you're suggesting that (PT)(FT) rejection will be send out at the same time? What about the PT deferrals?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 26, 2009, 09:00:38 PM
Maybe substitute rejections with deferrals..or just add it in there.  After you've determined FT and PT acceptances, with the deferrals, I think it won't be that hard for them to calculate rejections
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 09:15:32 PM
Ughh, still "Complete" here.  ??? Anyone go Decision?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 26, 2009, 09:18:47 PM
still Complete for me.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 09:20:01 PM
NOPE! ???

Does anyone knows what time the first decision came in for those who have been accepted already? I believe it was close to 1AM... correct me if I'm just wishful thinking...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 09:28:00 PM
Mind sharing your numbers...

top 15%
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 09:54:43 PM
This is Painful! :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 26, 2009, 09:58:54 PM
THIS IS PAINFUL.. :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 10:04:49 PM
Does anyone knows what time the first decision came in for those who have been accepted already? I believe it was close to 1AM... correct me if I'm just wishful thinking...

Still Complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 26, 2009, 10:07:15 PM
VERY painful
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 26, 2009, 10:11:50 PM
Here's my new theory.  Deferral does not equal decision.   Only acceptance and rejection are decisions.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 04:27:22 AM
Here's my new theory.  Deferral does not equal decision.   Only acceptance and rejection are decisions.

The Best Theory thus far!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: caliel130 on April 27, 2009, 05:57:54 AM
I think you are right.  My status still says "complete" even though I have my deferral letter in hand.  Either that- or they're just really dragging it about updating statuses. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 06:20:36 AM
I think you are right.  My status still says "complete" even though I have my deferral letter in hand.  Either that- or they're just really dragging it about updating statuses. 

Mind sharing your status??
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 08:35:21 AM
well, I just got my deferal letter.. :-\ Honestly, I don't think they reject anyone in the early admission; they just simply defer you...Or do they reject? Best of luck to the rest still waiting!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 27, 2009, 09:29:55 AM
well, I just got my deferal letter.. :-\ Honestly, I don't think they reject anyone in the early admission; they just simply defer you...Or do they reject? Best of luck to the rest still waiting!
  :( well, you still get another bite out of the apple, as my civpro prof says.  did you apply both FT & PT?  what are your stats btw?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 09:52:57 AM
If past years mean anything, some EA applicants get rejection letters.  If past years do not mean anything, everyone is either accepted or deferred this year. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
well, I just got my deferal letter.. :-\ Honestly, I don't think they reject anyone in the early admission; they just simply defer you...Or do they reject? Best of luck to the rest still waiting!
  :( well, you still get another bite out of the apple, as my civpro prof says.  did you apply both FT & PT?  what are your stats btw?

Yep, applied for both.... Top 2%/T4... well, we'll wait and see how bitter or sweet the second bite of the apple will be!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 10:11:41 AM
Is anyone planning on calling GULC to find out their status?  I realize I could easily do it myself, but I don't want to.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 27, 2009, 10:24:29 AM
So I gave GULC a buzz about my app - they looked it up and said a decision will be made on my app next week- they said that not all of the acceptances were sent out...didn't say for what programs but just said next week will be my week.  They said that if people have questions to call them - they admitted that this year has been different and know its hard on us since they are not getting responses back until our finals.  They were VERY nice. 

My stats - 7th in class - PT program - tier 2

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 10:33:36 AM
I tend to trust what they say.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: statuscheck on April 27, 2009, 11:10:02 AM
deferred. got the letter today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 11:19:20 AM
deferred. got the letter today.
I'm in the same boat; do you mind sharing your numbers..?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 27, 2009, 11:25:14 AM
oh i hope that's true (the "not all acceptances are yet released part); I a little heartbroken that I didn't get in. High school applying to gtown ug all over again!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 27, 2009, 11:27:57 AM
any idea on what percentage of EA deferrals eventually get in?  Being still Complete doesn't give me much hope of getting in EA, but curious about whether deferrals have a legit chance to get in or it's a nicer form of rejection.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 11:31:04 AM
Just mailed off my LOCI.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: IVY1972 on April 27, 2009, 11:39:36 AM
any idea on what percentage of EA deferrals eventually get in?  Being still Complete doesn't give me much hope of getting in EA, but curious about whether deferrals have a legit chance to get in or it's a nicer form of rejection.

I know GULC accepts some folks who have been deferred for EA; however, only small number actually get in after deferrment...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on April 27, 2009, 11:40:22 AM
ideas on mailing LOCI if not yet deferred? don't wanna nag.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 27, 2009, 11:43:59 AM
ideas on mailing LOCI if not yet deferred? don't wanna nag.

Bad idea.  Wait another week for your acceptance or deferral.  If deferred, focus on exams, then send in LOCI and another LOR.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 11:48:12 AM
Kidding about the LOCI.


IVY, I would guess the majority of people who were deferred from EA that keep similar or get better grades will be admitted.  For instance, top 10% at a Tier 1 should be good enough to get into GULC RD but would probably see a deferral during EA. 



Edited: I'm still complete, and I don't check the mail until I get back to my apartment late at night. 

Same edition:  Have any of you begun asking for an LOR for regular transfer applications?  I sent my letter directly to GULC, so I don't have any in the LSAC bank.  That should be fun.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 27, 2009, 12:11:27 PM
Have mine in, going to ask for a couple more after second semester.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 27, 2009, 12:16:51 PM
So I gave GULC a buzz about my app - they looked it up and said a decision will be made on my app next week- they said that not all of the acceptances were sent out...didn't say for what programs but just said next week will be my week.  They said that if people have questions to call them - they admitted that this year has been different and know its hard on us since they are not getting responses back until our finals.  They were VERY nice. 
My stats - 7th in class - PT program - tier 2
Still no letter in the mail.  Do you remember who you spoke with at g-town?  Not sure if I should call them or not.  Might just wait it out.  Did they indicate why this year is different than in years past?  Maybe more applicants?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferkill on April 27, 2009, 01:54:19 PM
So does this mean that there are people who are still complete and have not gotten a deferral. If this applies to you share with the forum so that we can get a feel for how many out there could be getting a decision next week.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 27, 2009, 02:04:39 PM
Not that i want to fan the fire or anything, but  do you all think a switch could occur tonight? The status checker was updated twice today, first at 03:07 pm and then again at 04:57 pm.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waiting13 on April 27, 2009, 02:32:08 PM
I'm still at complete and haven't gotten a letter for deferral yet.  Top 10% at T2, moot court, few other things.  Sort of expected deferral from the start, but just getting tired of waiting.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waiting13 on April 27, 2009, 02:32:41 PM
also I only applied for FT.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 27, 2009, 07:19:06 PM
So does this mean that there are people who are still complete and have not gotten a deferral. If this applies to you share with the forum so that we can get a feel for how many out there could be getting a decision next week.

Yes, applies to me.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 07:54:26 PM
Yeah. NO idea what's going on, but I know someone at my school, who was ranked above me, was rejected. Potential auto-ding too since that person got the rejection in the first round of letters.  I'm still at complete though, and definitely starting to think no news is bad news... Need to study for finals but keep obsessing over GULC status checker...

Also, only applied FT
 
Honestly, at this point, I wish they'd just reject me and get it over with.  (Or, you know, an acceptance letter would be kinda okay too.)  Between scouring LSD, transfer boards, and 24-7 status checking, I'm starting to feel like some kind of addict.   :o
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 07:56:36 PM
Oh, besides to generally complain, point of that was: Who the heck knows what's going on at admissions?   ;D  Seems so much more random then last year~~
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 27, 2009, 08:01:07 PM
SO random - monkeys are you saying that this guy got a rejection letter and went decision last sunday?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 08:29:58 PM
I was told status was decision when checked that weekend, couldn't access site any time that weekend or week after, letter came on 22nd/23rd.

Someone told me yesterday, and I don't know the person well enough to go pester them, so that's about all I know.   ???
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 09:00:59 PM
Midnight!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 27, 2009, 09:04:48 PM
STILLLL complete - looks like Gtown was kidding today when they said mine is coming next week
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 27, 2009, 09:06:11 PM
Finally, Decision..................... ............I wish, still complete
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 09:06:37 PM
Give it another hour?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 09:12:30 PM
Gtown was kidding today when they said mine is coming next week

They kid a lot. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 27, 2009, 09:15:37 PM
I think I have some info to add to the rumor mill which might explain what's going on.  

As many of you know, my school (Mason) as well as many others in the T50 underwent radical shifts this year in the rankings.  A lot of factors attributed to this - not going to spell them out here - but primarily because PT students LSATs were computed in the FT class (although the schools were told this wouldn't happen).

The rumor is that the 2011 Rankings will be based upon the combined average LSATs of all students at a law school, including the transfers.   It's just a rumor, but it might explain G-Town's hesitancy in accepting transfers this year.  If this is true, it will change everything. (p.s. from past posts, it looks like most students admitted as transfers into g-town this year had decent LSATS...anyone care to confirm this?)

Anyone care to speculate on this rumor?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 09:26:18 PM
Hmm.. adds an interesting spin.

I know one person who got admitted and had a very low LSAT score.  He's also ranked 2 or 3 in our class (3.9-something), so maybe an outlier...

Anyone want to compare and see if it's true?  I'm low 160s
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 27, 2009, 09:30:04 PM
Let's compare penis sizes next.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 27, 2009, 09:34:43 PM
14.5" or are we talking length? :P

Look, if you're applying to transfer to GULC EA, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you're doin pretty well with law classes, so obviously not an accurate predictor of either your intelligence, etc.  Or, if it's high yay you~~
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 28, 2009, 09:11:59 AM
Still complete, still nothing in the mail, update yesterday after several days of inactivity.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on April 28, 2009, 09:30:37 AM
Still complete, still nothing in the mail, update yesterday after several days of inactivity.

Same
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 28, 2009, 01:41:05 PM
Still complete, still nothing in the mail, update yesterday after several days of inactivity.

same as well. im far, but close enough that i should have gotten a deferral by now if they sent them at the same time.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 28, 2009, 02:03:59 PM
maybe those of us still at complete who have not received the deferral letter are right on the edge of either being admitted or deferred and just receiving a little more attention from the committee. Even thought some people are reporting rejections, if we were rejected the status checker would say decision. When is the 1st deposit due for those of you admitted? if it is soon, ie the next few weeks, I could see them waiting on deciding for some of us that are right on the edge until they get a feel for how many people are accepting their offers and paying the deposit.

I really don't think I would be rejected at this point. Even though I am coming from a lower ranked school, I rank in the top 1-2%. I am tied for either 1st or 2nd in my class, have great LOR's, and a few book awards.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 28, 2009, 02:55:59 PM
I still think this transfer cycle is going to be ultra-competitive b/c of the floundering economy/deflating legal market.

Deposit is due 5/8
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 28, 2009, 03:59:13 PM
Thanks, yeah since deposit date is only a week from now, I think it would be reasonable that GULC would be holding off on decisions for some people right on the line to see how many people pay the deposit. Probably means next round of acceptances should come, if at all, end of next week. (hopefully)

But I do not think transferring will be more competitive this year, but maybe next. The economy's plunge did not affect our class, the current 1L's, so it should not increase the competitiveness of transferring now. The number of people looking to transfer this year is likely comparative to years past, but next year may see an up take.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 28, 2009, 05:47:25 PM
Yeah I feel really bad for upcoming 1Ls...tough 1L admissions and transfer admissions due to increased app volume.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 28, 2009, 06:18:02 PM
Thanks, yeah since deposit date is only a week from now, I think it would be reasonable that GULC would be holding off on decisions for some people right on the line to see how many people pay the deposit. Probably means next round of acceptances should come, if at all, end of next week. (hopefully)

But I do not think transferring will be more competitive this year, but maybe next. The economy's plunge did not affect our class, the current 1L's, so it should not increase the competitiveness of transferring now. The number of people looking to transfer this year is likely comparative to years past, but next year may see an up take.

I think the economy's plunge very much affected the current 1Ls.  Primarily because every 1L is terribly worried about Fall OCI.  I know at my current school our career services director is pretty much doing pre-emptive damage control in anticipation of a very weak fall recruiting season.  Last years OCI was unscathed by the economic fallout.  This upcoming season will almost certainly be seriously affected (in comparison to years past).

I agree that next year's incoming 1L classes will be much more competitive.  IB alone is going to throw a thousand well-qualified intelligent applicants into the pool.  But from that, it doesn't follow that next year's transfer cycle will be more competitive.  In fact because every school curves, it would arguably be equally competitive (unless for some reason a ton of students enter 1L intending to transfer).

What I am saying is that there are a ton of students who in years past would not even have considered transferring because of their OCI opportunities and their prospects in a flourishing legal market.  Furthermore, many schools may not be able to issue additional scholarship funds in order to try to dissuade these top students from leaving -- school endowments are getting crushed right now.  I am anticipating that quite a few of these previously uninterested students are now going to be flooding the T-14 with their applications (I might even be considered one of them).  I think it is reasonable to assume that this year will actually suffer the greatest impact.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 28, 2009, 06:20:14 PM
We will just have to wait and see, but from the looks of the posts here and on yahoo it seems to be on par so far, maybe it will be different for RD applicants.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 28, 2009, 09:08:44 PM
I'm noticing a pattern here.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on April 28, 2009, 09:36:01 PM
We will just have to wait and see, but from the looks of the posts here and on yahoo it seems to be on par so far, maybe it will be different for RD applicants.

Shouldn't you be preparing for finals?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 28, 2009, 09:56:28 PM
Deposit is due 5/8

Woah....this completely changes the analysis.  I had no idea the people who received acceptances in the mail had a May 8 deadline for a seat deposit.   I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the people who are still complete without deferrals have a very good chance of acceptance.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 28, 2009, 10:20:37 PM
what makes you say that?

also, when were deferral letters sent out?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 28, 2009, 10:53:47 PM
Like garbage can, I'd like to know your reasoning, gmasonlaw.  And I hope your reasoning isn't based (even in small part) on your being complete without a letter of deferral. 


Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 28, 2009, 11:35:05 PM
lol I think we are selectively ignoring the most important point here - no rejection letters have been sent out yet...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 29, 2009, 06:16:08 AM
Not really ignoring the fact that no rejections have gone out. I have good stats and would be extremely surprised if I was rejected during EA, but I would not have been surprised to be deferred because of my schools rank.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ---why--- on April 29, 2009, 09:53:45 AM
applied pt + full time. just got deferral. nothing specific to either.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 29, 2009, 09:59:28 AM
what date did it have on it/how far are you from dc?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 29, 2009, 10:35:03 AM
why - did they send the letter to your perm or present address and were you still Complete when you got the deferral?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GULCTrnsfr on April 29, 2009, 11:13:50 AM
got an email yesterday asking for the list of classes I'm taking this semester.  anyone else get this?  any clue what it means? (besides that they want to know the classes I'm in this semester...)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on April 29, 2009, 11:36:32 AM
GULACTransfer - did you apply Early Action or regular decision?  That is so weird...they didn't send me that email as my transcript said what courses I'm currently taking...but the week before the first decisions came out this happened...and when I called last week they said my decision will be coming after this sunday...looks like some action is happening!!!

Also, did you apply for only full time or part time?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GULCTrnsfr on April 29, 2009, 11:58:01 AM
I applied EA, both FT and PT.  Oh well.  I'm sure everything will come to light in the next day or two. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 29, 2009, 01:24:16 PM
got an email yesterday asking for the list of classes I'm taking this semester.  anyone else get this?  any clue what it means? (besides that they want to know the classes I'm in this semester...)

Stats?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GunnerGULC on April 29, 2009, 02:05:01 PM
Can someone help?  I'm filling out the transfer-student scholarship application and I'm not sure what to fill out for 'projected income' question.  Should I include the income I'm going to make from working this summer?  Do you think this is a required disclosure?  I'm under the impression that they will discount whatever scholarship I get awarded based on my response.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 02:24:09 PM
Can someone help?  I'm filling out the transfer-student scholarship application and I'm not sure what to fill out for 'projected income' question.  Should I include the income I'm going to make from working this summer?  Do you think this is a required disclosure?  I'm under the impression that they will discount whatever scholarship I get awarded based on my response.   

Er, I didn't realize transfer students were eligible for scholarships. Where are you getting this form from? I don't see it on the admitted students page.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GangstaTOWN on April 29, 2009, 02:26:54 PM
yeah i had sorta the same question.  I'm pretty sure you have to put your summer revenue...  What about the personal statement??  what are you going to write?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 29, 2009, 02:42:30 PM
Can someone help?  I'm filling out the transfer-student scholarship application and I'm not sure what to fill out for 'projected income' question.  Should I include the income I'm going to make from working this summer?  Do you think this is a required disclosure?  I'm under the impression that they will discount whatever scholarship I get awarded based on my response.   

Er, I didn't realize transfer students were eligible for scholarships. Where are you getting this form from? I don't see it on the admitted students page.

I also would like to know where this form is from.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 29, 2009, 03:48:33 PM
Deposit is due 5/8

Woah....this completely changes the analysis.  I had no idea the people who received acceptances in the mail had a May 8 deadline for a seat deposit.   I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the people who are still complete without deferrals have a very good chance of acceptance.

Well, I sure hope so!  ;D  But, I think it might be good news for some people but not so much for others... Found out that someone from my school with very similar stats as mine just got waitlisted. 

IF we get waitlisted EA, what do you think the chances are of getting off?  You think the WL for EA applicants is priority or regular?  I mean, if it's a WL for just EA applicant spots, then there's got to be a pretty good chance of getting admitted right?  It seems like so many people are accepting EA as a safety but applying to other schools...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 29, 2009, 03:50:34 PM
yeah i had sorta the same question.  I'm pretty sure you have to put your summer revenue...  What about the personal statement??  what are you going to write?

Yeah summer revenue is what i'm putting.

I think my personal statement is going to be about how I plan on being extraordinarily rich and thus any scholarship they give me will be returned to them a hundredfold in a future alumni contribution.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on April 29, 2009, 04:41:58 PM
What is this scholarship form?  Did it come via email/mail?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 29, 2009, 05:33:53 PM
I'd like to know your reasoning, gmasonlaw.

First, we know from @gulcea09 that more acceptances are coming.  Second, we know that the first wave of acceptances were postmarked the same date. Third, the first wave of acceptance letters had a deadline for a seat deposit.  That means, there is a specific window for the first wave.  Fourth, we know that deferral letters have been sent randomly since the first wave of acceptances.  Fifth, we know from @gulcea09 that a decision will come next week, which corresponds to the deadline of the first wave.  Sixth, no part time acceptances have been reported.

So, it seems like a second wave of acceptance letters should come next week so there can be a specific window between the postmark of the acceptance and some seat deposit date.

[also, I think a non-overlapping set of windows would be easier overall for their admissions office]
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GunnerGULC on April 29, 2009, 05:51:27 PM
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What is this scholarship form?  Did it come via email/mail?

The scholarship form came in the mail.  It arrived about a day after I got my acceptance letter. 


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yeah i had sorta the same question.  I'm pretty sure you have to put your summer revenue...  What about the personal statement??  what are you going to write?

Thanks for the advice.  I didn't want to disclose my summer employment, but it seems like I'll have to.  It's sort of ridiculous how they want both a personal statement and a writing sample.  I think I'm going to do the 'legal philosophy' essay. 

Another question: what type of writing sample are you guys going to submit?  Memo, Brief or an essay assignment? 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 06:15:47 PM
I haven't gotten any kind of scholarship form.. what the hell  ???
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 29, 2009, 06:30:33 PM
yea neither did i....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 06:41:08 PM
So, calling them tomorrow about that one, heh.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 29, 2009, 07:05:18 PM
you guys are really gullible.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on April 29, 2009, 07:10:32 PM
I'd like to know your reasoning, gmasonlaw.

First, we know from @gulcea09 that more acceptances are coming.  Second, we know that the first wave of acceptances were postmarked the same date. Third, the first wave of acceptance letters had a deadline for a seat deposit.  That means, there is a specific window for the first wave.  Fourth, we know that deferral letters have been sent randomly since the first wave of acceptances.  Fifth, we know from @gulcea09 that a decision will come next week, which corresponds to the deadline of the first wave.  Sixth, no part time acceptances have been reported.

So, it seems like a second wave of acceptance letters should come next week so there can be a specific window between the postmark of the acceptance and some seat deposit date.

[also, I think a non-overlapping set of windows would be easier overall for their admissions office]

i follow all of that other than the fact that the deferrals have been sent randomly.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 29, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
one quick question for everyone here: is GULC your #1 choice?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 07:24:57 PM
Nope, not even close.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on April 29, 2009, 07:38:09 PM
Nope, not even close.

Nah, me neither.  I mean, GULC is great, but I am at Mason in DC area now.  I honestly want to get out of DC.    Yale is my top choice.  Looks like I will have all A's this semester....so, I might have a long shot.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 29, 2009, 07:40:54 PM
Yeah, i'm biting the bullet and putting down the GULC seat deposit ($350 insurance policy).  I'm hoping i do well enough this semester to have a shot at my dream school, columbia.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 07:43:42 PM
Still hoping Chicago comes through before the seat deposit is due... and that my grades don't drop this semester, which I'm afraid they will.

I swear if I get in to UoC, withdraw from GULC, grades drop, get rescinded from Chicago and don't get in to any other T14, I'll harm baby seals and kittens.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 29, 2009, 07:47:44 PM
so don't withdraw from GULC until grades come back.

I would flip out if that happened to me.

I have no hope of getting into UoC, so im hoping my performance this semester will keep me in to top 5% at my current school.  That should give me a fighting chance for NYU/Columbia
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on April 29, 2009, 08:06:14 PM
yea, GULC not #1 choice for me either.  i'm really hoping for harvard, but I honestly wouldnt mind any of the T10.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 10:21:19 PM
so don't withdraw from GULC until grades come back.

I would flip out if that happened to me.

I have no hope of getting into UoC, so im hoping my performance this semester will keep me in to top 5% at my current school.  That should give me a fighting chance for NYU/Columbia

Not withdrawing from GULC isn't an option- the UoC ED program is binding.

How do you figure that you have a chance at NYU/Columbia but not UoC?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on April 30, 2009, 05:35:44 AM

Not withdrawing from GULC isn't an option- the UoC ED program is binding.

How do you figure that you have a chance at NYU/Columbia but not UoC?

I know its binding.  But if you are genuinely worried you could just leave the seat deposit down and wait to withdraw after you get your grades back and confirm your provisional acceptance at UoC.  Or you could not.  Or you could ask them about it.  I mean, to be honest I don't know why they would have a problem with that.  Just tell them that you fully intend to go to Chicago, and that the only reason you are leaving the seat deposit down is if THEY revoke your acceptance.  Then again, maybe it wont be kosher.  Who knows.

Also, answering your question:

1. Just numerically, UoC takes significantly fewer transfers than both schools... also NYU/Columbia have a history of cherry-picking at my school
2. My grades will not go up from last semester.  I guarantee that.
3. I figure that my grades from last semester perhaps will make UoC give my application a look.  But who knows next semester.  My point is that i figure it would be easier to get provisionally accepted and then NOT have the acceptance revoked b/c of 2nd semester grades, as compared to simply getting in on those same second semester grades alone.  But like i said before, who knows.

I don't know if that is coherent, I think i'm having UCC hallucinations.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 30, 2009, 06:25:30 AM
UCC hallucination...I've been having that these days as well.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 30, 2009, 06:48:47 AM
Better than having sentencing/charging/search-and-seizure hallucinations, followed up with incoherent rambling Justice hallucinations (Con Law.)

I'm looking forward to getting to the Civ Pro and Property exams... at least I know what I don't know for those classes.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on April 30, 2009, 09:06:11 AM
gulc is my first choice. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on April 30, 2009, 09:31:25 AM
10 a.m. update.  Something seems to be happening?  ??? 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 30, 2009, 11:07:45 AM
i sure hope so.  long time waiting.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: dinglehoser on April 30, 2009, 12:26:12 PM
I just called them - they said my decision went out on Monday 4/27.  I'm still 'complete' in the status checker, and can't get into the admitted students site.  Probably a deferral, but I won't know for sure for a few days since I'm on the west coast.

Stats: 3.69/5%/T2.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 30, 2009, 12:49:00 PM
yep, deferral letter just arrived. It is dated the 27th. At least I was right about not getting rejected EA.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 30, 2009, 02:51:38 PM
Sorry to hear about the deferrals.  Anyone else get one?  Where are you located?  I'm just wondering if I can be sure that I don't have a deferral on its way.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 30, 2009, 02:57:22 PM
south east of DC, should only have taken a day or two but took 3 for some reason.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on April 30, 2009, 04:54:57 PM
lawtransfer22, do you mind if you could tell us whether you apply FT, PT, or both? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on April 30, 2009, 05:05:20 PM
FT
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on April 30, 2009, 07:36:52 PM
The poster who said (s)he was contacted by GULC admissions two days ago needs to give us more information, if (s)he has any. 


Somebody do some speculating.  We haven't done that in a while.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on April 30, 2009, 08:00:48 PM
Were the people who were contacted for their spring semester course list a few weeks ago accepted?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: beaverfuzz on April 30, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
I was contacted and subsequently accepted.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: NeverTrustKlingons on April 30, 2009, 09:13:09 PM
Man.  You guys generated 75 pages on this this year?  So far?

Transferred in last year, top 10% Tier 3.  Deferred and very late summer acceptance.

Relax -- you either win or lose one day when you open your mail.  That doesn't change when you hit 'refresh' until your eyes pop out.

Also, if you're interested in GULC because of DC you should throw an app to GW.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 01, 2009, 01:00:00 PM
Where were you coming from, NTK, and were you able to find a place in DC, move in, and prepare for OCI after receiving your acceptance? 

When you were deferred Early Action, did your status check remain at 'Complete' all the way through Regular Decision and then only change to 'Decision' when you were accepted during the late summer?

What else, aside from your transcript, did you send in (e.g. LOR or updated resume) to GULC to help them make a decision? 

One more thing - did you fare better, worse, or about the same 2nd semester?  If you ended up top 10%, approximately where did you land after your first semester?

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lantransfer on May 01, 2009, 01:46:04 PM
Just got my deferral...living west coast, letter dated 4/27.   :-\

T30 15%
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: hahanana on May 01, 2009, 01:50:06 PM
lantransfer - do you mind telling us whether you applied FT, PT, and both?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lantransfer on May 01, 2009, 01:51:54 PM
FT only :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on May 01, 2009, 02:15:40 PM
hey ya'll

just received my deferral letter - dated 4/27 - said fax grades asap and a decision will come in 3 weeks - i'm content

good luck to all!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 01, 2009, 02:23:27 PM
Which part of the country are you in, gulcea09?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 01, 2009, 03:27:05 PM
Long time lurker...haven't received acceptance or deferral as of yet, checked the mail today (permanent address in Northeast). I am getting closer to the realization that I may be rejected, but I don't know if this is the correct assumption.

Stats= T60 Top 2% part time program (applied FT only)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulcea09 on May 01, 2009, 04:30:50 PM
i'm in the midwest - illinois

applied pt/ft - going to ask them only to consider me ft now - i'm 7/105 at my current school
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on May 01, 2009, 11:09:04 PM
hey ya'll
just received my deferral letter - dated 4/27 - said fax grades asap and a decision will come in 3 weeks - i'm content
good luck to all!
>:( ughh...i thought you were getting it next week?  wow, i have a feeling there are no more acceptances that will be sent out
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 02, 2009, 07:29:02 AM
dont be so down on yourself gmason; i live on the eastern seaboard very close to gtown and haven't received any notice in the mail. there could still be some acceptances
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 02, 2009, 01:19:41 PM
Absolutely no notice on my end too.   Very confusing.  Considering the students they took from my school last year, I would have expected them to at least defer me...  :-\
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 02, 2009, 01:45:22 PM
I really don't think people who haven't received letters should believe they were rejected; i personally can't imagine my application was outright rejected. Considering my application and the acceptances/deferrals so far, and since they have neither rejected, accepted, nor deferred me, i can only infer they are waiting to see how many students send in deposits before making the rest of their decisions.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on May 02, 2009, 02:46:20 PM
The deferrals that went out last week were probably right on the edge of getting in, the ones that arrived this week were probably a little farther away. It is probably not bad news, ie rejection (but none have been reported yet and people were rejected last year and year before during EA), if you haven't heard anything yet. However, there have not been any acceptances after the first wave and there will probably not be anything more than a deferral from this point on. What hasn't gone out yet are the wait lists, so that could be where the people who haven't heard could fall (which might be ok). They are likely finished with or just about to finish the EA process and I would be surprised if any one goes decision after tomorrow night since the RD apps are starting to or will start to arrive next week.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 02, 2009, 03:02:45 PM
The deferrals that went out last week were probably right on the edge of getting in, the ones that arrived this week were probably a little farther away. It is probably not bad news, ie rejection (but none have been reported yet and people were rejected last year and year before during EA), if you haven't heard anything yet. However, there have not been any acceptances after the first wave and there will probably not be anything more than a deferral from this point on. What hasn't gone out yet are the wait lists, so that could be where the people who haven't heard could fall (which might be ok). They are likely finished with or just about to finish the EA process and I would be surprised if any one goes decision after tomorrow night since the RD apps are starting to or will start to arrive next week.

A deferral is essentially a wait list.  Someone posted a comment a few days ago that they spoke with someone in the admissions office at GULC and was told that the school was going to send another round of acceptances this coming week.

RD applications, even for those people who are done with finals, probably won't have second semester grades for another month.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on May 02, 2009, 03:18:58 PM
Did you apply PT, i haven't seen anyone report a decision who applied solely to PT, at least no acceptances, so I would figure the acceptances, if any, would be those.

I would argue that being wait listed is either much better or much worse than being deferred, but not equivalent. People in the past have spoken of a preferred or priority WL, so people got on that you would be almost assured of a spot. They also speak of the normal wait list which almost nobody seems to get off and the few that do not until very late July or Aug, so people who get suck there could be in for a long summer.

Why not call and find out for sure that they anticipated more acceptances this week, since this forum is mainly conjecture and BS? I only mention this because while the admissions people might be willing to comment "decisions" will go out, I doubt they would say acceptances. All of the offices I have ever spoken to were very careful not to release or discuss any info that has any bearing on anyone expect my own app, such as making a broad statement that more acceptances would go out. I would guess that the poster just put a positive spin on it or heard what he wanted to hear. I really doubt they would make such a broad generalization about acceptances since they have only ever seemed to talk about the time frame for decisions and not specifically rejections, acceptances, or deferrals.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 02, 2009, 03:29:41 PM
RD applications, even for those people who are done with finals, probably won't have second semester grades for another month.

Precisely.  We are nowhere close to stepping on RD's toes.  A month is a lifetime in a transfer applicant's cycle.

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on May 02, 2009, 03:39:17 PM
month is a long time but I think they will start getting complete apps by the 16th at the latest, i still have a week of finals and grades are due the 22nd. I have friends at other schools who finished yesterday and their grades should be up by the 14th for 1L's.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: vyper on May 02, 2009, 03:48:04 PM
Wow! Where do you people go that they can get grades out in 2 weeks? Are other schools like this?

I'd be ecstatic if they got my grades out in 4 weeks... but 6 seems more likely!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 02, 2009, 06:50:35 PM
April 20: applicants first change to 'Decision.'  These turn out to be acceptances. 

April 27: GULC mailed deferral letters to numerous applicants. See LSD GULC EA Thread (posters indicating they received letters dated April 27th).   

May 4: More people will either be accepted or deferred.  Or rejection letters will be mailed out. 


If something doesn't happen on midnight this Monday, May 4, I'll start to doubt our speculative abilities. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on May 03, 2009, 08:26:09 AM
does anyone know whether the seat deposit has to be received by the 8th or postmarked by the 8th?  id like to wait until the last minute just so i don't waste $350 if UoC calls sometime this week (hahahahahaha).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 03, 2009, 09:01:02 AM
I'm just going to send my deposit on Monday and hope that I can talk UoC in to letting me have my fallback incase they revoke me. I'll offer to give them a significant  seat deposit only refundable if they revoke, immediately apply for grad housing, etc.

My studying for crim pro and con law has me absolutely certain I'm not going to do as well this semester as I did last, so this whole consistent grades thing is really horrifying at this point. I'm almost hoping I get deferred by Chicago, or even declined; at least that would give me an opportunity to hold on to my GULC acceptance if my grades go down enough to not get in elsewhere.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 03, 2009, 09:54:04 AM
I'm just going to send my deposit on Monday and hope that I can talk UoC in to letting me have my fallback incase they revoke me. I'll offer to give them a significant  seat deposit only refundable if they revoke, immediately apply for grad housing, etc.

My studying for crim pro and con law has me absolutely certain I'm not going to do as well this semester as I did last, so this whole consistent grades thing is really horrifying at this point. I'm almost hoping I get deferred by Chicago, or even declined; at least that would give me an opportunity to hold on to my GULC acceptance if my grades go down enough to not get in elsewhere.

Are you calling UoC before sending in the deposit of after?   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on May 03, 2009, 12:38:01 PM
I'm just going to send my deposit on Monday and hope that I can talk UoC in to letting me have my fallback incase they revoke me. I'll offer to give them a significant  seat deposit only refundable if they revoke, immediately apply for grad housing, etc.

My studying for crim pro and con law has me absolutely certain I'm not going to do as well this semester as I did last, so this whole consistent grades thing is really horrifying at this point. I'm almost hoping I get deferred by Chicago, or even declined; at least that would give me an opportunity to hold on to my GULC acceptance if my grades go down enough to not get in elsewhere.

similar feeling, just keep in mind that pretty much everyone is probably feeling that way.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 03, 2009, 04:15:48 PM
I'm just going to send my deposit on Monday and hope that I can talk UoC in to letting me have my fallback incase they revoke me. I'll offer to give them a significant  seat deposit only refundable if they revoke, immediately apply for grad housing, etc.

My studying for crim pro and con law has me absolutely certain I'm not going to do as well this semester as I did last, so this whole consistent grades thing is really horrifying at this point. I'm almost hoping I get deferred by Chicago, or even declined; at least that would give me an opportunity to hold on to my GULC acceptance if my grades go down enough to not get in elsewhere.

Are you calling UoC before sending in the deposit of after?   

No, if I get in to UoC, I'll beg then.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waiting13 on May 03, 2009, 04:27:46 PM
The annoying part is my law school doesn't release grades until June 3 even though we finish finals this week.  So my updated grades and file with my deferment will be competing with all the other RD people.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on May 03, 2009, 05:46:15 PM
The annoying part is my law school doesn't release grades until June 3 even though we finish finals this week.  So my updated grades and file with my deferment will be competing with all the other RD people.

i thought that was the point of being deferred, no?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: vyper on May 04, 2009, 07:07:03 AM
I know some people who were asked for their current semester classes (if they weren't on the submitted transcript) were admitted soon after.

Was anyone who was asked about their current schedule not admitted?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 04, 2009, 07:12:44 AM
On April 28, I was also set an e-mail from an assistant at the Admissions Office, telling me the Committee is reviewing my Early Action file and would like to know my current semester classes as soon as possible. 

Still no word, and my status is at complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: vyper on May 04, 2009, 07:17:51 AM
Well, given you just heard on the 28th, I'm not overly surprised you haven't gone decision yet.

I meant the question more for those who got the inquiry before the (possibly first?) wave of acceptances went out. Those that were asked before "The Great Status Change of 09", did you get accepted during that period?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on May 04, 2009, 09:59:37 AM
anyone calling gulc today to see what's going on?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 04, 2009, 02:21:46 PM
no mail again...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 04, 2009, 06:52:57 PM
School: 70-80 ; GPA: 3.75 ; Rank: Top 3% ; Awards: CALI ; Other: Outstanding PS

Applied: FT/PT ; Complete: 2/26 ; DEFERRED: 05/01

Received notification today. Online status remains complete.

In which part of the country are you located?  I was hoping all deferrals had made it to their destinations last week.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 04, 2009, 07:05:23 PM
No mail again today...every day to the mailbox is torture. Still complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: highhopes967 on May 04, 2009, 07:40:05 PM
No mail again today...every day to the mailbox is torture. Still complete.

Deferral Letter Today. 3.8 GPA, school in the 50's. Status online still says complete.

Good luck to all.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 04, 2009, 09:49:42 PM
decision
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on May 04, 2009, 09:52:16 PM
decision

Good luck. Hopefully good news since I've been surprised at the lack of acceptances of highly qualified applicants.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 04, 2009, 10:24:25 PM
top 25 top 5%. can't imagine it's a rejection. very, very happy.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 04, 2009, 10:39:44 PM
 ;D Good Luck!!!  Did you try logging onto the site? 

I'm still at complete, no deferral, no news.   :-\  I swear, this is worse than finals
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 04, 2009, 10:48:34 PM
i had a final this morning, and have one thursday; this is a HUGE relief. i didnt think it would make the idea of studying easier, but it seems to have
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sardonicgal on May 05, 2009, 04:38:24 AM
Decision here, too. 

4.0/1 (PT program)
unranked school (provisionally accredited)
applied PT/FT
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 05, 2009, 05:15:39 AM
Decision as well  :-\

T60 (PT)
2%
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 05, 2009, 05:26:20 AM
Decision.

Stats:
School 40s
Top 3%
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 05, 2009, 07:21:09 AM
Decision here as well.  4%/60s can't login to admitted student's site. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on May 05, 2009, 07:42:18 AM
Don't worry if you can't log in - I don't think I could until 4 days after I switched to "decision." 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 10:02:25 AM
Decision last night.  Just noticed it since I had an exam this morning and was mostly focused on crimes and such.

For those of you that are interested, my stats are top 4% at  40-50.


Are we in agreement that going to 'Decision' means either acceptance or rejection?  Deferrals stayed at 'Complete.' Is there a chance we're rejected?  They have yet to send those out.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 05, 2009, 10:06:06 AM
Obviously, this is pure speculation, but the very small sample size here shows that the people that went to decision last night are no worse than top 4%. I am trying to be an optimist during finals studying and hoping that bodes well for us, but to be honest...who even knows at this point right?  ;)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 10:13:09 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you guys are probably in.. I can't imagine gulc rejecting a whole bunch of people with stats like that. At worst, maybe waitlisted?  But definitely couldn't be all rejects....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 10:52:28 AM
why would you ever want to waitlist people early decision?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 10:54:01 AM
and furthermore, why would they reject this group with such an amazing amount of deferrals handed out? it seems like accept/defer unless you really have no shot
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 05, 2009, 11:05:24 AM
Decision as well.

Top 3 or 4% at a Tier 1 in the north-eastern-ish part of the country. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 12:19:13 PM
i dont get it... there is a waitlist for EA applicants? why would they do that when they it is the same as being deferred to the regular decision pool for second semester grades?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 12:36:26 PM
Agreed, yak.  The differences between a Waitlist and a Deferral are not so great as to change the status checker for one and leave the other at Complete all summer. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 12:38:19 PM
ok, putting my  mad legal research skillz to use, I have been unable to find evidence of anyone who was straight "waitlisted" EA, only deferrals that I imagine became waitlists after second semester grades came in. check the transferapps db
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GULCHope on May 05, 2009, 01:01:03 PM
Went decision on Monday, May 5 as well. 3.7 Top 20 school.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 05, 2009, 01:12:42 PM
Decision.  Top 10% at a T4.  I know those aren't great stats...hopefully I do not scare you guys too much.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 01:18:47 PM
lol; i'm not worried about being rejected.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 05, 2009, 01:22:51 PM
If you folks are deferred or rejected, "soft factors" and strength of recommendations have a much larger role in this process than we have given them credit for. Quite a few of you folks have better stats than people who have already gotten in.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 01:35:33 PM
We've been waitlisted.  A current 2L I know who applied to transfer last year was waitlisted, went to decision upon the waitlist and heard back later in the summer.  He was top 10% at a school between 40-50. 

Ended up at a T-10 when he finished the year top 5% or so.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 01:45:03 PM
whoa... really. bummer
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 01:46:13 PM
and he nor anyone else left any message regarding their waitlist status last year when discussing early action?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 01:47:35 PM
Don't know.  Don't think he really posted here. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 01:50:22 PM
Well, I don't see any mention of a waitlist ANYWHERE else other than after second semester grades are turned in or a deferral. Was this friend waitlisted after sending in his second semester grades? Doesn't seem to make any sense to waitlist people when it is essentially identical to a deferral.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 05, 2009, 01:56:17 PM
It's a pretty bold statement to make about waitlist before anyone received any type of letter. I wouldn't put so much stock in that before someone/anyone gets a letter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:02:02 PM
Yeah, perhaps that's why I've got a problem with the "we've been waitlisted" statement.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 02:03:21 PM
I will expect apologies from each of you the moment our letters arrive. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:06:41 PM
Why so pessimistic? Does your friend even remember if he was ever deferred?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on May 05, 2009, 02:08:25 PM
so what, it would be a straight waitlist and pass the deferral stage? that would be surprising as a lot of those numbers are very good.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:09:46 PM
that's why i'm saying it's horribly unlikely. I've bumped up last year's version of this thread
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on May 05, 2009, 02:10:14 PM
Maybe your friend meant that he was deferred.  WL and Deferral are essentially the same thing.  Or that he applied RD and got a WL.  

I did a lot of searching the boards/yahoo/etc. and NEVER saw a WL during EA.  This cycle seems different than past cycles.  Last cycle, deferrals got "Decision" which is obviously not the case this year.  I wouldn't be surprised if you guys are acceptances.  
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Droz on May 05, 2009, 02:12:22 PM
prob not deferred. i was deferred and im still at complete.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:13:09 PM
Yeah, a fortiori, similar stealth midnight status update on a monday. likelihood of rejection for people i've seen talk on here so far=minimal.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 05, 2009, 02:16:26 PM
anyone check their mail today who went decision sunday night?  I'm at the library and am considering going home to check.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 02:17:37 PM
Maybe if we had access to the site optimism would rise. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:19:27 PM
the website clearly states that it is unavailable until four days after acceptance and people accepted last round (even after the accidental access) had a similar issue. Have you retried communicating with your friend?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 05, 2009, 02:21:28 PM
No mail today. I'm expecting it tomorrow or Thursday (on east coast). I will be the first to apologize if you are indeed correct. I think I am trying to stay positive, and just didn't understand the certainty you seemed to exhibit.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:27:44 PM
Neb, do you really think with your stats you would be waitlisted rather than just merely deferred when you went to decision? Why would they ever want to waitlist someone this early with no idea how their RD pool will turn out?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 02:39:17 PM
Deferred is better than a waitlist?

Expecting more clarification from my friend soon. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 02:41:08 PM
Waitlist happens... I know people who've been waitlisted this cycle already.  ::)   I don't think all of you would be... You're stats all seem really good.  I guess, just make sure you update us about what happens!!  

Still at complete for me.  Either a complete rejection or deferral at best...  :-\

Well, if it's an EA waitlist and not the regular waitlist, wouldn't it be great?  Most of the people ea seem to want to go to other schools..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 02:42:49 PM
Not better than acceptance, but EA waitlist would be better than deferral.  Unless, it's a waitlist for regular admin...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:44:58 PM
I would think much better; why would you want to be locked into a waitlist...  and, what waitlist would you even be on at this point? The "early action waitlist?" It seems like they just defer those whom they're not quite sure on yet to the RD pool and let the second semester sort them out...

furthermore, the fact (? dunno, saw it here last week, so perhaps "rumor") that someone here called and the admissions office said they would be sending out more admissions next week (being this current week) and that to act otherwise would be completely historically inconsistent with everything else they've ever done leads me to believe that we are probably getting good news in the mail.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 02:47:43 PM
Hey man, I'm crossing my fingers for ya.  Cuz if YOU don't get in with your stats, then I don't even have a shot at being deferred.   ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:48:07 PM
furthermore, the concept of an "EA waitlist" seems counter-intuitive- GULC must imagine that since deposits are required a (edit: WELL more than a month) month in advance of any similar school, virtually everyone they admit off EA will send in a deposit. Are you thinking of an EA waitlist that "wait-and-sees" on how many EA admits return deposits and then makes EA offers accordingly? seems like a lot of extra work.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 02:55:07 PM
Hey don't shoot the messenger.  I'm not debating the logic of waitlist, I'm just telling you THERE IS A WAITLIST.  I also don't know whether it is an EA waitlist or just regular waitlist. 

But there is definitely a waitlist and they are definitely waitlisting EA applicants.

THIS IS A FACT, not a guess. 

I personally know at least 2 people who have been put on a waitlist this session.  They were put on the waitlist in the first round of acceptances.  I know one was top 5% at a T2.  The other doesn't share her stats with anyone, so no clue.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 02:57:45 PM
well, here's hoping the mail is good.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 03:00:23 PM
Not saying you'll be on the waitlist either, just putting it out there that it is an option.  Not always acceptance, rejection, or deferral~~  

I'm thinking it would be nice if they made it a waitlist that offered up spots to other ea waitlist applicants based on the number of ea applicants that withdraw as other decisions come in rather than off a general waitlist.

Mostly because it seems like many people use gulc ea as a test to see if they could get into other, more highly ranked, t14 schools and it seems as if more ea people would "drop" gulc for another school than regular decision people?  I don't know.  It's a personal theory... I guess more in the line of a priority waitlist with dibs on ea spots?  Doesn't gulc keep a certain number of spots open specifically for ea?


Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 05, 2009, 03:05:06 PM
Does anyone know if decision means u got in, or does it mean you could have been rejected (anyone heard of people getting an actual rejection?). Mine went decision today, im cramming for my last final, mail system here sucks and I'm moving so I prob wont get the letter due to forwarding for like 3 weeks...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 05, 2009, 03:07:22 PM
We're not really sure what it means.  Don't think anyone has been outright rejected yet (so it could be us).  The admission office said they were sending out more acceptances (so it could be us).  They've had waitlists in the pasts (so it could be us).  Anyone near DC, expect a letter tomorrow probably.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 05, 2009, 03:08:42 PM
You could also try logging into the admitted students' site in 4 days.  If it works, you probably got in...

Still, rooting for you guys   ;D 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 03:09:44 PM
But why would they want to have a certain number of EA admits? I can imagine GULC having a cap, but I can't perceive the need for a required minimum... they would just make up the rest of their class in RD, when a waitlist would have some actual utility in making sure they fill seats. Hoping to get the news tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 05, 2009, 03:17:07 PM
Hmm, a waitlist doesn't make much sense when they could defer you to apply again and make more money from the app fee and judge your second sem grades. I'm in the Philly area so maybe I'll get a letter, but if not by Friday I don't think I'll be getting it for a long time. What were your stats (if got decision)?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 03:22:33 PM
The past few pages of this thread has that information.  If you keep reading this thread wherever it is you're going, we'll let you know how it turns out.  Philly?  I'd say by Friday you'll get a letter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 03:23:43 PM
by friday? i would think tomorrow... its like a 3 hour drive
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 05, 2009, 03:51:23 PM
Great thanks, if I get the letter before I leave I'll post details
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: lawtransfer22 on May 05, 2009, 04:06:03 PM
Hmm, a waitlist doesn't make much sense when they could defer you to apply again and make more money from the app fee and judge your second sem grades. I'm in the Philly area so maybe I'll get a letter, but if not by Friday I don't think I'll be getting it for a long time. What were your stats (if got decision)?


how do they make more money by deferring you? I got deferred and all I have to do is fax in my 2nd semester grades, you don't reapply.

When people switch to decision they will either be accepted, wait listed, or rejected (however this is very unlikely).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 05, 2009, 04:10:48 PM
Hmm, a waitlist doesn't make much sense when they could defer you to apply again and make more money from the app fee and judge your second sem grades. I'm in the Philly area so maybe I'll get a letter, but if not by Friday I don't think I'll be getting it for a long time. What were your stats (if got decision)?


how do they make more money by deferring you? I got deferred and all I have to do is fax in my 2nd semester grades, you don't reapply.

When people switch to decision they will either be accepted, wait listed, or rejected (however this is very unlikely).

I'm not sure about the unlikeliness of (at least some) rejections.  I would say I am a pretty strong candidate for rejection. Maybe they sent out a mixed bag!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 04:22:36 PM
Well, Monkeys already made it clear that waitlist is an option, but it turns out my friend remained Complete all summer, went to Decision sometime late June, and THEN was put on the waitlist. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 04:28:57 PM
see, i can't believe it. i cannot find one other instance, and it turns out your friend got nailed like the rest did also. congrats neb, you're probably in. i imagine monkeys' friends are similar
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 05, 2009, 11:21:36 PM
Access to the admitted students' site.  They have my name right and everything. 

Yakky, seems everyone owes YOU an apology. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 05, 2009, 11:39:49 PM
same here. breathing huge sigh of relief
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 05, 2009, 11:58:12 PM
Yakkityyak:

My apologies.  Congratulations. 


I feel a bit like ToTransfer, who did not want to get his hopes up until he had the letter in his hand.  So pessimism continues, though not as strongly..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 12:00:39 AM
No worries dude, we're lawyers here; we're supposed to argue. My family dinner table is full of lawyers and doctors, so I'm used to contentious debate- :-) it ended happily anyways
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 12:01:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rFx6OFooCs
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GULCTrnsfr on May 06, 2009, 05:21:18 AM
i'm able to log-into the admitted students site.  my name appears on the screen, but there isn't anything specific to "transfers" on the site. 

are we certain this isn't another snafu?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 06, 2009, 05:28:58 AM
It was not a "snafu" the first time.  They called it a technical error and then "fixed" it.  A few days later all the people who had access for those few hours before ToTransfer sent GULC an e-mail were once again given access. 

But I agree with your sentiments - there's no celebration until the letter arrives. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 06, 2009, 05:34:57 AM
The first round of acceptances had access to the Admitted Students site before we got our letters.

As much as I kept myself pessimistic the first time, now that the way things are working has been confirmed, probably  no reason to do what I did. Congratulations to the second round of acceptances.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 06, 2009, 05:45:06 AM
Was able to get into the site as well. Hopefully this is a good sign.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 07:00:27 AM
i can still access it; considering that i couldn't before i went to decision etc, i'm going to say legit... see ya discussion board (unless i apply to columbia...hee hee, always more worrying to do)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 06, 2009, 07:51:43 AM
i can still access it; considering that i couldn't before i went to decision etc, i'm going to say legit... see ya discussion board (unless i apply to columbia...hee hee, always more worrying to do)

in as well.  i can't believe you're leaving us already yak.  i feel so used. =)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 06, 2009, 08:13:47 AM
Got access as well. I called the admissions office and the poker player that answered the phone wouldn't give me any info. She just said letters went out yesterday, and they have been having problems with EA transfer students getting access. But I would have to wait and see what the letter says. If after all this I didn't get in I will be really pissed. Almost as bad as all the people that got emails from Berkley saying they got in, only to find out it was a mistake...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 06, 2009, 08:20:06 AM
Almost as bad as all the people that got emails from Berkley saying they got in, only to find out it was a mistake...

I imagine this and other similar scenarios have something to do with them refusing to give answers over the phone.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 08:52:44 AM
Access to the Admitted students site.  Wow.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 09:02:21 AM
not that i dont like you, just that civpro is so damned entertaining. purposefully directing my availment towards dc
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 09:06:32 AM
anyone get their mail yet? mine comes in the afternoon.

God, sitting around waiting for the mail.  I feel like a should live in a trailer park and be drinking busch light holding a shotgun.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 06, 2009, 09:07:57 AM
I'm in DC, but won't be able to tell you guys if I received a letter until midnight or so when I go back to my apartment.  Hopefully another poster can give us good news sooner. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 09:23:30 AM
I'm in the midwest, so you e. coast kids should get yours before I get mine.

I'M FREAKING OUT!! waaaaa.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 06, 2009, 09:25:38 AM
I'm in Philly area (South Jersey), mail didn't come yet, I'll check again in a few hours. I've already decided I'm going to DC next weekend either way - visit the school or female dog them out for giving me access to the site then rejecting me...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 09:26:47 AM
just chill guys, seriously. if you have access to the site, i really can't imagine they would mess that up again, especially now that they've apparently been alerted to it. relax.......................
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 06, 2009, 09:30:33 AM
Haha good call yak, I just got less excited when I realized this whole process has turned me into one of the over anxious intense kids that I hate. O god, there are gonna be 500 hundred of them at Gtown....
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 09:33:09 AM
i'm most excited about the fitness center, so i can keep my shape up while i get new haircuts all the time, then head out to the shore on the weekends. work all that stress out
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 09:40:26 AM
no letter in the midwest today.  Great...that will improve my focus on Crimlaw... :P
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 06, 2009, 09:41:26 AM
hahahaha don't forget your HGH
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 06, 2009, 10:06:37 AM
How many of you accepted during the first round are putting down deposits?  Deadline is in 2 days.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: RonSantoRules on May 06, 2009, 10:28:53 AM
How many of you accepted during the first round are putting down deposits?  Deadline is in 2 days.

Sent 1 day after receiving acceptance and already received an email confirming receipt of my deposit. About 50/50 that I will end up there depending on how this semester turns out and whether I want to go into considerable debt considering the current legal market.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Jake86 on May 06, 2009, 10:51:25 AM
East coast...mail came. No letter from GULC today.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: mgorenst on May 06, 2009, 11:45:03 AM
No letter in Philly
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 11:48:31 AM
So people think that if one went decision earlier this week and were granted access to the admitted students site this morning, they are most likely admitted?

When people were accepted a few weeks ago, is this how it went?  Did they go decision and then subsequently have access to the admitted site?  Additionally, was anyone who originally had access to the admitted student site not admitted (i.e. deferred)?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 06, 2009, 01:49:55 PM
A few of the first round acceptances mentioned that their letters indicated transfer information was forthcoming on the admitted students site, but not yet available. 

Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Monkeys99 on May 06, 2009, 02:28:53 PM
Congrats all  :D 

I got deferred~~ Letter mailed out last week. But, was kind of expecting it.  Did you guys all apply FT or PT?  Starting to think I should have checked off the PT option too...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: west2east on May 06, 2009, 03:12:16 PM
Were any of the earlier acceptances to the part-time program?  Is it possible that the acceptances (assuming thats what they are) that have just been sent out are for PT?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 03:15:51 PM
Congrats all  :D 

I got deferred~~ Letter mailed out last week. But, was kind of expecting it.  Did you guys all apply FT or PT?  Starting to think I should have checked off the PT option too...

I applied FT, went decision earlier this week, and gaind access to the admitted student site this morning.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yoshimi on May 06, 2009, 04:33:10 PM
not sure when i went to decision, probably this week, now i can get into the admitted student site...but when will i receive the letter? or is this a joke?
my number isn't very strong...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 04:35:37 PM
not sure when i went to decision, probably this week, now i can get into the admitted student site...but when will i receive the letter? or is this a joke?
my number isn't very strong...

what are your numbers?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yoshimi on May 06, 2009, 04:41:49 PM
not sure when i went to decision, probably this week, now i can get into the admitted student site...but when will i receive the letter? or is this a joke?
my number isn't very strong...

what are your numbers?
25% from a school recently down from t20-t30
i felt good about my application only b4 my crim grade comes out, which is one week before my finals this semester, and totally ruined my gpa...
so everyone should know which school i go to now
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 04:50:44 PM
not sure when i went to decision, probably this week, now i can get into the admitted student site...but when will i receive the letter? or is this a joke?
my number isn't very strong...

what are your numbers?
25% from a school recently down from t20-t30
i felt good about my application only b4 my crim grade comes out, which is one week before my finals this semester, and totally ruined my gpa...
so everyone should know which school i go to now

haha, GW is a good school.  You are a foreign student?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: GULCHope on May 06, 2009, 04:59:31 PM
I went decision Monday, applied PT only, received acceptance letter today (DC-area Resident)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 05:02:48 PM
I went decision Monday, applied PT only, received acceptance letter today (DC-area Resident)

Hell yeah!! Congrats! That's great!  Was it just a skinny envelope or was there a lot of information in it?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: nifer327 on May 06, 2009, 05:34:09 PM
Sent the deposit in on Monday.  80% sure I'll go.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gmasonlaw on May 06, 2009, 07:44:10 PM
I got deferred~~ Letter mailed out last week. But, was kind of expecting it.  Did you guys all apply FT or PT?  Starting to think I should have checked off the PT option too...
Hey looks like no1 was admitted part-time ?  I just got my deferral letter today.  I think I got straight A's this semester, so hopefully that will be enough to pull me out of deferral land.

Congrats to those accepted!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 06, 2009, 08:07:28 PM
Just got to my apartment. Live in DC.

Acceptance, dated May 5.

School 40s, top 4%

Early congrats to the rest of you!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 06, 2009, 08:24:31 PM
looking forward to it, because this exam tomorrow may not go well...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 06, 2009, 08:30:13 PM
Just got to my apartment. Live in DC.

Acceptance, dated May 5.

School 40s, top 4%

Early congrats to the rest of you!!

Congrats.  Hope to get a letter here in Chicago tomorrow...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yoshimi on May 06, 2009, 09:30:23 PM
when is the deposit deadline?
Just got to my apartment. Live in DC.

Acceptance, dated May 5.

School 40s, top 4%

Early congrats to the rest of you!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Browser on May 07, 2009, 06:08:54 AM
$350 deposit is due by the 18th
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 07, 2009, 06:14:59 AM
What happened to Dongo? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 07, 2009, 06:49:20 AM
Final tomorrow, I can't give you guys ALL my attention!

Got the acceptance yesterday! Small envelope but a tiiiiny bit thicker than you'd expect since there are two pieces of paper and a return envelope in there.


Everyone's finals going well?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 07, 2009, 07:22:26 AM
Final tomorrow, I can't give you guys ALL my attention!

Got the acceptance yesterday! Small envelope but a tiiiiny bit thicker than you'd expect since there are two pieces of paper and a return envelope in there.


Everyone's finals going well?

First one (of 4) is tomorrow.  This could not have happened at a worse time.  hah.

Congrats Dongo!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: sardonicgal on May 07, 2009, 10:00:57 AM


Just got my acceptance letter! PT program (currently PT 4.0/1 at an unranked school).
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ;;;;; on May 07, 2009, 10:10:15 AM
Just got my letter!  FT!  Moving to DC!
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on May 07, 2009, 06:49:50 PM
In at GULC for FT with letter dated 5/5.  School ranked mid 50s and top 5%.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: takumi on May 07, 2009, 06:59:42 PM
In at GULC for FT with letter dated 5/5.  School ranked mid 50s and top 5%.
Also, I applied FT/PT.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: widennumber2 on May 07, 2009, 07:58:15 PM
admitted transfer student info is up on the admitted student site now.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 08, 2009, 10:14:47 AM
Glad GULC doesn't do the whole 'consistent' grades thing.  Not doing as well this semester..
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: waitn2transfer on May 08, 2009, 11:38:53 AM
i got that email too about the info being up on the admitted website...but there really isnt nething!?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 08, 2009, 11:50:34 AM
The info is there; right under the quick links box on the right. 

Too much information to read through now.  I'll wait until my last final in a week, when I also plan on writing my personal statements and filling out applications for other schools. 

The most important thing right now is my last two finals, followed by getting one more LOR from a professor..can't wait for how awkward that will be.   
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 08, 2009, 02:53:55 PM
Got my letter today, Midwest.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 08, 2009, 03:28:42 PM
Congrats upgrade!  Are you really considering Georgetown?  How many other schools will you be applying to?
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 08, 2009, 03:46:32 PM
Congrats upgrade!  Are you really considering Georgetown?  How many other schools will you be applying to?

Yeah, especially after my eight hour disastrous exam today I think my GPA here may be shot.   

Did you guys have a letter tabbed on the edge of the return envelope, like what is put on the edge of files in a medical office? 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Dongo on May 08, 2009, 04:07:56 PM
Did you guys have a letter tabbed on the edge of the return envelope, like what is put on the edge of files in a medical office? 
Yep.

Well, as long as you don't fail any courses, GULC won't revoke their offer. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: upgrade on May 08, 2009, 04:13:00 PM
Well, as long as you don't fail any courses.

Let's not go there... =)
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: gulc02 on May 08, 2009, 04:23:42 PM
I got deferred letter dated 5/5...i only applied P/T...i was kinda expecting a rejection  :-\ letter since my stats arent that great...3.7 LGPA  3.1 UGPA and a lower 150s LSAT

What are the chances of getting accepted RD if you actually perform better this semester? And, is there any other additional material I can sent in in order to boost my chances? I really want to move to DC and Georgetown is my top choice.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 08, 2009, 04:28:24 PM
If they defer you, I assume your chances of getting in if your grades improved would be good, otherwise they would have rejected you outright.

FYI, for those of you that havent checked the admitted page since Cornblat sent his e-mail earlier, this insurance policy of ours is $500 more expensive than we thought. Another premium is due by June 1st:/ Unless you are fortunate enough to get your spring grades by then and willing to gamble on a better acceptance elsewhere...
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: Nebulous on May 08, 2009, 04:52:14 PM
Didn't get the e-mail for some reason. 

So all of you first-round admits sent in your deposit by today, right? 

How much were you expecting, ToTransfer?  Any news on UChi?  I have not been following the thread, but I'd like to know.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 08, 2009, 05:03:49 PM
I e-mailed UChi; decisions early next week.

To be honest, Neb, I was hoping that the $350 deposit that was due today would hold me until I at least had my spring grades. I wasn't expecting an additional $500 by June 1st.

Granted, even $850 is small beans in the grand scheme of things considering how much more I'll be paying at any school I transfer to (leaving in-state tuition and dirt cheap CoL behind, probably an extra $80k, not including interest) but still. I need a new laptop, that $850 could have paid for it:/
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 09, 2009, 08:43:38 AM
it goes against your tuition; if you do end up there, you can get that laptop anyway. i'm glad they make it high to give other people
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 09, 2009, 08:43:55 AM
a chance*
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 09, 2009, 09:21:24 AM
Well, no one who is using GULC as their insurance policy is going to withdraw merely based on another $500. It is just punishing those of us who are doing that.

Not that I think it is unfair or anything. There is something a bit dishonest about putting down the deposits if you're planning to bail for other schools. However, GULC clearly anticipates that is what people are going to do- I imagine that these seat deposits are a nice additional influx of money for them.
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: yakkityyak on May 09, 2009, 09:44:24 AM
i think $850 is a big enough chunk of change to deter many, many people from simply placeholding a spot... i however, will be trying my luck at michigan, CLS, nyu and boalt as well though... probably didn't go big boy enough this semester to wrangle down that harvard beast
Title: Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
Post by: transferguy on May 10, 2009, 01:20:40 AM
Well, no one who is using GULC as their insurance policy is going to withdraw merely based on another $500. It is just punishing those of us who are doing that.

Not that I think it is unfair or anything. There is something a bit dishonest about putting down the deposits if you're planning to bail for other schools. However, GULC clearly anticipates that is what people are going to do- I imagine that these seat deposits are a nice additional influx of money for them.

Ya, I mean that is the whole point of a deposit.  I don't feel bad about placeholding when they're essentially going to get a free 850 from me, if I go somewhere else.  And as I've said before, $850 isn't much of a deterrent to someone who clearly understands the ramifications of this decision.