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Title: The GW thread
Post by: lsatismylifenow on January 01, 2007, 07:35:53 PM
Any thoughts?

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 01, 2007, 07:48:36 PM
Any thoughts? Will they continue with the auto-admits, or will the normal people start getting admitted (and rejected, possibly)?



Isn't the office closed on Tuesday? I'm guessing/hoping we'll see some "normal people" action myself; maybe they're doing what BU did and are only calling some people, but mailing out letters to plenty of others?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 01, 2007, 08:54:26 PM
My best guess is that they'll do more auto-admits, and continue to work down the list numbers-wise. So, for a middle-of-the-pack-er like me, I've got a little bit to wait.

How did GW's cycle go last year?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 02, 2007, 08:59:15 AM
i think it's pretty hard to guess what's going to happen this cycle because it's already deviated so much from the last one. Last year, if you submitted by november 1st, it looks like the majority heard by december. Obviously that's not true this time around.

I'd think you may be half right, Jesus. I'll bet the majority of people who applied by late october AND get acceptances will get their decision by january. I wouldn't be surprised if they held off on rejections for a while. But then again, I'm guessing just as much as anyone else.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 02, 2007, 09:04:57 AM
Yeah, pretty much :)

Not that LSN is representative (I think it is far moreso than what one would think on first impression - LSN is really pretty good for reference), but it's an interesting trend nonetheless. I think we are looking at normal decisions and emails coming very soon, perhaps this week.



It is pretty good, but only for T1 and upper T2 schools.  I think the representation of other schools is lackluster.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 02, 2007, 09:20:01 AM
Yeah, pretty much :)

Not that LSN is representative (I think it is far moreso than what one would think on first impression - LSN is really pretty good for reference), but it's an interesting trend nonetheless. I think we are looking at normal decisions and emails coming very soon, perhaps this week.



It is pretty good, but only for T1 and upper T2 schools.  I think the representation of other schools is lackluster.

Yeah, that's a good point. the lower down the chain you go, the fewer LSNers apply there. i think it's pretty good for GW though!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: LSAT Granddad on January 02, 2007, 10:06:39 AM
I expect the first week of the new year would be really low efficient for most schools. People still get the chance to say happy holidays for the rest of the week. :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 02, 2007, 10:32:29 AM
With a new Dean of admissions, I dont think we can speculate on this years behavior based on last year.

True.

Most rolling schools promise a decision in 6-8 weeks. I'm expecting a decision by mid-late January, myself.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 03, 2007, 01:35:24 PM
Hmm, probably not from today.

Like I predicted, I think they're done with the phone calls.

So what's next, do you think? GW is killing me here!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 03, 2007, 01:40:12 PM
Mass emails. Tomorrow and Friday.

(::prays::)



Revert to Jesus for the night in honor of our collective GW prayer?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 03, 2007, 01:51:01 PM
"Personal GW Jesus?" Just throwing out some suggestions  ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 03, 2007, 02:01:04 PM
GW Jesus... hear our prayers...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: rtqw on January 03, 2007, 02:04:47 PM
I want the Jesus avatar back too  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 03, 2007, 02:41:12 PM
I want the Jesus avatar back too  ;D

Seconded!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 03, 2007, 02:44:37 PM
"Personal GW Jesus?" Just throwing out some suggestions  ;)

haha. excellent.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 03, 2007, 02:48:02 PM
Maybe so, but I think GW accepts more applicants (because it's larger). Could be wrong.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Reach on January 03, 2007, 03:20:36 PM
7-70...Never forget!!!11!1!



:P
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 04, 2007, 12:18:18 PM
well, so much for that...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 04, 2007, 12:45:38 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 04, 2007, 12:52:59 PM
We paid them 80 bucks to look at our files, not play outside! :)

I don't want to hear any complaints out of you. You've basically gotten into everywhere I've applied to and not heard back from yet. Well, not really, but W&M, AU, and Wake. I'm guessing I have a chance at W&M since you got $$ and I have a 3.5 on their index...or did you have some special hookup?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sk on January 04, 2007, 12:56:31 PM
Hey guys, it's been about 6 weeks since I submitted my app, yet I still haven't gotten my notice of completion... How did everyoneu get theirs??
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 04, 2007, 01:01:01 PM
You can call and ask, but since they don't really require anything I'm sure you are complete.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sk on January 04, 2007, 01:08:12 PM
oh, so I was stressin for nothing?! I'll call just to make sure...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 04, 2007, 01:16:25 PM
We paid them 80 bucks to look at our files, not play outside! :)

I don't want to hear any complaints out of you. You've basically gotten into everywhere I've applied to and not heard back from yet. Well, not really, but W&M, AU, and Wake. I'm guessing I have a chance at W&M since you got $$ and I have a 3.5 on their index...or did you have some special hookup?

SRSLY! Prof. Jesus Spacelaw sucks like that...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 04, 2007, 01:19:31 PM
We paid them 80 bucks to look at our files, not play outside! :)

I don't want to hear any complaints out of you. You've basically gotten into everywhere I've applied to and not heard back from yet. Well, not really, but W&M, AU, and Wake. I'm guessing I have a chance at W&M since you got $$ and I have a 3.5 on their index...or did you have some special hookup?

SRSLY! Prof. Jesus Spacelaw sucks like that...

Still, at least you're in somewhere. I haven't heard from anyone but Gtown which I applied ED to and got the big n-o from. Maybe they're just waiting to see what first semester senior grades are...which would be a good thing since they were good (brought both my overall and major gpa's up by .07...making my major gpa very good and my overall gpa almost acceptable.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sk on January 04, 2007, 01:22:36 PM
While you're on the phone, ask them if they're going to email decisions soon :D

will do! I'll ask them about the specific application of everyone on this board... That's how nice I am!  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 04, 2007, 01:26:48 PM
I'm surprised you haven't gotten into AU or Wake, then.

Honestly I think my soft factors + personal statement + recommendations have really knocked my application over the fence. My parents are ticked off that I applied to so many schools and I feel bad now because I have to turn down so many great offers, but when I sent them all in, I wasn't sure whether I was competitive or not. I tend to underestimate myself, I guess.

Maybe I should apply to Harvard. WE ADMIT PEOPLE EVERY YEAR WHO THINK THEY HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING INTO HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, after all!

Well, to be fair to the schools my non-GULC apps didn't start going in until the first week of December. I know my recommendations are killer, and I feel ok about my personal statement, not the best, but still good - a lawyer looked it over after I sent it in (am I the only person in the world who did his personal statement entirely on his own?) and said it's slightly informal but it's still very good. My soft factors are nothing except for my resume.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 04, 2007, 01:39:59 PM
I'm surprised you haven't gotten into AU or Wake, then.

I actually didn't apply to AU, and I apparently only went complete at Wake about 20 minutes ago (according to the email...)...

I'll be waiting till march to hear from W&M.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 05, 2007, 07:25:54 PM
One just popped up from 1/3.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=pretetmanger

Congrats, whoever you are :)

Maybe they mailed something out via snail mail on the 3rd?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 05, 2007, 08:57:01 PM
Come on GW... You KNOW you want to accept me. Sure I don't have a sexy index number, but you can't resist CAPTAIN LONGSHOT!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 05, 2007, 09:58:07 PM
Hey LSAT Jesus, have you told the schools you won't be going to that you won't be going to them? Make things easier on those of us who haven't heard yet!...please?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 06:23:22 AM
Well, I don't know for sure yet...I probably will by the end of this month, though. Which ones in particular are you thinking of?

W&M, Wake, and AU. BTW, I calculated my index wrong (was looking at the wrong line)...I'm the same as you, 3.2.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 06, 2007, 12:03:02 PM
when I first came across LSN one boring post-LSAT day in June I was really freaked out by the people out there who are merciless about yelling at people to withdraw from certain places. It really put me off to the whole thing to see people getting so worked up about it.   So chillllll out!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 03:30:40 PM
Why would I withdraw from any of those three? They are all tier 1.

If you're in at W&M with money do you really care to string Wake and AU along?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 03:37:09 PM
when I first came across LSN one boring post-LSAT day in June I was really freaked out by the people out there who are merciless about yelling at people to withdraw from certain places. It really put me off to the whole thing to see people getting so worked up about it.   So chillllll out!

Tongue in cheek is hard to get across in a forum post I guess.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 06, 2007, 03:49:39 PM
I'm feeling a distinct lack of love from GW here...

Same here.  They don't even need to call me, a letter would be nice :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 03:58:57 PM
I'm feeling a distinct lack of love from GW here...

Unless you want to do enviro law, why would you care since you're already in Gtown, Duke, and Michigan? From talking to lawyers, Big law firms view Gtown as a significant step above GW in hiring.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 04:00:19 PM
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If you're in at W&M with money do you really care to string Wake and AU along?

Yes, absolutely, because American doesn't give out scholarships until March, and I still may get money from Wake Forest, and Wake Forest is actually pretty cheap, too (as well as living expenses). I'm keeping all of my options open. That's why I applied.

Don't worry, it's not like I'm taking your seat.

Ah, I didn't know that about AU.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 04:17:55 PM
And also, "Big law firms" don't view "Gtown as a significant step above GW in hiring," in certain areas of specialty (such as IP and patent law), and they are about on par when it comes to hiring in the D.C. area. GWU also has had a better track record with Supreme Court and appellate clerks than Georgetown.

GW and Vermont are the best for enviro law. That may not be what rankings say but it's what lawyers say.

And your thoughts on hiring are not what the people I worked with in HR felt. Firms like Hogan and LathamWatkins and MoFo seemed to view GTown grads with much more respect. I believe Latham had pretty specific numbers of only being willing to interview top 20% students from GW but going down through the top 25% from Gtown (or something similar, it might have been 15 and 25).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Hey Now on January 06, 2007, 04:27:25 PM
I don't agree with people complaining for others to withdraw... if you earn an acceptance, you have the right to keep it until you've made a decision.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 06, 2007, 04:29:38 PM
I don't agree with people complaining for others to withdraw... if you earn an acceptance, you have the right to keep it until you've made a decision.

Sheesh, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK people.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Hey Now on January 06, 2007, 04:31:10 PM
Not directed at you specifically... expressing frustration in anticipation of what these boards will look like in the spring.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 06, 2007, 10:53:01 PM
As far as withdrawing, I think it is common courtesy, both to your fellow applicants and to the schools in question that as soon as you have officially ruled out attending a school, you should withdraw.

For example, if I was in at G-Town, Harvard, Yale, Penn and Ave Maria... I'd probably withdraw from Ave Maria immediately, but I wouldn't withdraw from the other four until I felt I was prepared to make a final decision. There is no point, in this scenario, in stringing Ave Maria along -- I wouldn't need a safety school at that point.

So, just be courteous. When a school is crossed off your list, don't hold the decision until the deadline.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Megara on January 07, 2007, 11:05:25 AM
what do you think my chances are at GW PT with a 160-161 and a 3.75-3.85 GPA from a top 40 school?  Crap soft factors except involvement in one extracurric for 4-6 years and good lor/PS?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 07, 2007, 11:24:58 AM
what do you think my chances are at GW PT with a 160-161 and a 3.75-3.85 GPA from a top 40 school?  Crap soft factors except involvement in one extracurric for 4-6 years and good lor/PS?

I would say it's worth your time and money to apply but don't count your chickens.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: daydreamer on January 08, 2007, 11:13:29 AM
Just so you guys know, it may be awhile at GW...I don't have any inside info, but they called me sometime before New Year's to tell me I was in but I still haven't received anything in the mail yet...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 08, 2007, 11:14:31 AM
I got the call on 12/27 and I also have not recieved anything in the mail. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: enkidu on January 08, 2007, 11:18:11 AM
Really hoping for GW part time.

168 LSAT. Low GPA. 3-4 years work exp. Domestic and international volunteering for multiple places. Great, quality LORs from professors/vice presidents/general managers who know me personally.

*REALLY* crossing my fingers here. My GPA is the only thing that brings it into question.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 08, 2007, 12:05:04 PM
Man, would GW hurry up already?!?!  At least the timeframe between acceptances and scholarship offers is gonna be shorter.

In other news, Prof of SpaceLaw/Jesus/Whoever you are now
Have you visited WM yet? i'm visiting tomorrow.  I'm hoping to like it, it could potentially seal the deal for me with the scholarship offer i have.



Hey, after you visit give a little review of the new parts of the library especially ... I visited in August but the new lib hadn't opened yet.

In other news and predictions, Dean Richard found this thread and likes watching us all squirm ... so there will be no letters or phone calls this week or until such a time that there is no longer any activity here
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: daydreamer on January 08, 2007, 12:19:13 PM
I got the call on 12/27 and I also have not recieved anything in the mail. 

Was the number listed as restricted?

I also got the phone call- and it was NOT restricted...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 08, 2007, 01:42:29 PM
I got the call on 12/27 and I also have not recieved anything in the mail. 

Was the number listed as restricted?

I also got the phone call- and it was NOT restricted...

Sorry I don't know -- I wasn't in the office that day and they left a voicemail
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: wpn1051 on January 08, 2007, 01:48:30 PM
I just had a meeting in Foggy Bottom and walked back past the GW campus to get on the Metro.

When passing by the GW Law Admissions Office, I couldn't help but notice the 5 large US mail bins overflowing with manilla, padded (or just thick?), letter-sized envelopes sitting on the sidewalk. The packages were clearly outgoing, having a big GW logo on the upper left and white address labels.

Caveats:
1) I didn't stop or look more closely because god knows I didn't want them to think I was snooping, plus it'd be unethical.
2) Despite the fact that these were on a public sidewalk in plain view (heck, actually in the way of people walking) I felt weird/creepy about knowing this. I could just see some admissions officer reading this and going "They watch for our mail??" It wasn't the case - totally circumstantial - but I chose to post anonymously anyway. Sorry, I know it lacks credibility.
3) There's no way I could say for certain that they're admissions decisions... with the volume of applications GW gets, they may as well have been viewbooks.

Just thought it might make people's days.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 08, 2007, 02:00:18 PM
I bet they are the follow ups to the phone calls, but you never know.
Yea, because emails probably would've gone out then already, right (if they were new)? Though maybe that's another thing new this year. Phone calls for the dream team and snail mail for the rest?

I've maintained for a while that this is what they'd do as it seems to be quite common (BU did this too, although they ended up calling a good deal of people AFTER sending them acceptance packages). I bet plenty of people who didn't get acceptance calls will receive snail mail letters at some point soon.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: skip on January 08, 2007, 02:24:47 PM
Has anyone gotten any $$? i haven't It's hard to fathom being ridiculously in debt from GW, when I am close to full-ride at a top 25
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 08, 2007, 02:44:52 PM
Has anyone gotten any $$? i haven't It's hard to fathom being ridiculously in debt from GW, when I am close to full-ride at a top 25

Presumably they'd come with the acceptance package; did you receive this already? So far as your logic is concerned, I guess it would come down to which Top 25 school vs. where you wanted to live/practice law.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 08, 2007, 02:49:36 PM
Isn't GW notoriously stingy with money.  I would like money but I'm not expecting any.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 08, 2007, 03:25:26 PM
Who knows. All I know is if I don't have something by end of the month I will be distressed. They are a rolling admission school and they do promise on their website to get you a decision around 8 weeks, so...

Next week is about week 8 for me, I think. Of course, if they don't start counting until they start reviewing apps, then I guess it isn't...

God I just want a decision...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 08, 2007, 05:03:45 PM
It's 8 weeks from completion date, which is date of submission for them.

thats what I thought ... but if there were LORs coming (not included in your first report) do you think they would push back your complete date?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 08, 2007, 05:40:14 PM
Hey quick question...you know the chart thing on GW's webpage that shows last years applicants and then how many they took out of those that had those numbers..well I'm curious what do you think it was that helped the people that would otherwise by auto denies (like myself) to get in?  Does that make sense?  Eh, any thoughts would be welcomed, as I am religiously checking my mail box daily knowing full well that I have 7 weeks to go..(sigh)

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 08, 2007, 05:47:48 PM
Hey quick question...you know the chart thing on GW's webpage that shows last years applicants and then how many they took out of those that had those numbers..well I'm curious what do you think it was that helped the people that would otherwise by auto denies (like myself) to get in?  Does that make sense?  Eh, any thoughts would be welcomed, as I am religiously checking my mail box daily knowing full well that I have 7 weeks to go..(sigh)



http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=5246&lsat1=160&lsat2=160&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=3.4&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=3&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&x=44&y=6&international=0

There was only one such person accepted, and that was a URM. There were a few waitlists, though.

PT was a different story, although the stats aren't so revealing due to the fact that the sample is so small:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=5246&lsat1=160&lsat2=160&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=3.4&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=3&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=2&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&x=19&y=5&international=0

You're certainly not an "auto-deny" for PT; that's for sure.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 08, 2007, 09:17:07 PM
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thats what I thought ... but if there were LORs coming (not included in your first report) do you think they would push back your complete date?

GW doesn't require letters of recommendation.

I know  but what I am asking is, does your LSAC report come with a thing that says there will be two LORs on their way, thus making GW push my complete date to the point when my application actually was complete?

Hey quick question...you know the chart thing on GW's webpage that shows last years applicants and then how many they took out of those that had those numbers..well I'm curious what do you think it was that helped the people that would otherwise by auto denies (like myself) to get in?  Does that make sense?  Eh, any thoughts would be welcomed, as I am religiously checking my mail box daily knowing full well that I have 7 weeks to go..(sigh)



Well is most cases either they are some type of URM or they have great WE and ECs.  In DC there have got to be some people with all-star ECs.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 08, 2007, 09:40:09 PM
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I know  but what I am asking is, does your LSAC report come with a thing that says there will be two LORs on their way, thus making GW push my complete date to the point when my application actually was complete?

Nope. Your application goes complete with or without letters of recommendation, so whether or not they are coming, on their way....it's complete as long as they have the report, personal statement, and application.

THANKS FOR THE INFO!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 08, 2007, 09:42:17 PM
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I know  but what I am asking is, does your LSAC report come with a thing that says there will be two LORs on their way, thus making GW push my complete date to the point when my application actually was complete?

Nope. Your application goes complete with or without letters of recommendation, so whether or not they are coming, on their way....it's complete as long as they have the report, personal statement, and application.

thats lame...my recs were on point.  :-\
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 08, 2007, 09:52:03 PM
Well, if you submitted your app before January and got your LORs in by then, you should be ok.

submitted 11/7 and 3 recs were prossessed by mid sept.  :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 08, 2007, 10:21:59 PM
I hate the fact that I don't have a decision from GW yet...

PLEASE DECIDE SOON!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 10, 2007, 12:00:24 AM
Nobody wants to go to a school that has the first two initials of George Dubya.



lol
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 10, 2007, 02:56:29 PM
Looks like someone got a GW decision today (LSN)...anyone else?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: link on January 10, 2007, 07:14:12 PM

In at GW via phone call yesterday.  3.8+ GPA; mid-160's LSAT; non-URM.  Good luck everyone who is waiting.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: enkidu on January 10, 2007, 09:13:41 PM

In at GW via phone call yesterday.  3.8+ GPA; mid-160's LSAT; non-URM.  Good luck everyone who is waiting.

FT? PT? I assume FT.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 10, 2007, 09:14:41 PM
Seriously, it looks like we're getting closer to "go" time for some of the non-autoadmits at GW!!

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Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 06:43:08 AM
GW: I love you.  I love DC.  Please please please please please let me in.
You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray you only know dear, how much I love you.  Please don't take my sunshine away.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 07:59:13 AM
Yeah, but it seems like he was also an auto-admit.  Even though I am a 3.3er, I can't help but obsessively check email for the rest of the day.  And I work 9-5, so that's a full 8 hours in front of my computer freaking out.  What's wrong with me?! When did I become like this?!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 11, 2007, 08:06:07 AM
Looks like a lot of the people they're accepting in the past day-two have significant work experience, etc.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 08:13:10 AM
How much is significant?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: ddman on January 11, 2007, 08:16:23 AM
In at GW.
GPA: 3.8-3.9
LSAT: 165-167
Not URM.
Got the email this morning.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sk on January 11, 2007, 08:22:35 AM
In at GW.
GPA: 3.8-3.9
LSAT: 165-167
Not URM.
Got the email this morning.

Congrats! When did you go complete?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: m1 on January 11, 2007, 08:39:24 AM
in at GW, message on my voicemail:

3.9
166
non-URM
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 11, 2007, 08:54:10 AM
so basically they use every type of notification of acceptance (e-mail, phone call, snail mail) so that they surprise you!

Well, heck, i'd take a telegram or a covertly slipped note.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: r85 on January 11, 2007, 08:57:26 AM
In at GW!  E-mail at 9:14 this morning.  Straight from undergrad, so no real significant WE.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sk on January 11, 2007, 09:00:34 AM
in at GW, message on my voicemail:

3.9
166
non-URM

congrats man! when did you go complete??
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 09:18:37 AM
Does it seem like today are the 166ers?
Or maybe 3.4ers
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 11, 2007, 09:27:20 AM
It seems like maybe we should all just sit back and relax. I've finally decided that. Heh.

One thing to notice...if you get something in snail mail from them, you're probably not going to be happy.


Why d'ya say that?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: m1 on January 11, 2007, 09:30:08 AM
oddly enough, i never received noticed that I went complete, although i sent my app in the 2nd week of september.  i probably went complete sometime around the first week in november, since I took the Sept. LSAT
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: ddman on January 11, 2007, 09:32:38 AM
In at GW.
GPA: 3.8-3.9
LSAT: 165-167
Not URM.
Got the email this morning.

Congrats! When did you go complete?

Sent: 11/21
Never went complete.
This is the first email I get from GW.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 09:38:20 AM
Congrats to those who have been accepted.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: StudentUVA on January 11, 2007, 09:41:48 AM
I'm still waiting for GW as well...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 11, 2007, 09:44:33 AM
so basically they use every type of notification of acceptance (e-mail, phone call, snail mail) so that they surprise you!

Well, heck, i'd take a telegram or a covertly slipped note.

smoke signals would be fine in my case.

What if you misread it? For all we know, this is the method GW used to send complete notices, and we just didn't know.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: daydreamer on January 11, 2007, 09:49:56 AM
It seems like maybe we should all just sit back and relax. I've finally decided that. Heh.

One thing to notice...if you get something in snail mail from them, you're probably not going to be happy.

yeah, I was telephoned a bit before New Year's and am STILL WAITING for the acceptance letter/materials...they apparently take awhile to communicate (good news) via mail
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 11, 2007, 10:03:36 AM
I'm waiting for my stuff as well and I got the call on 12/27.  I wouldn't worry though.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 11, 2007, 12:05:14 PM
George Washington refuses to call me...


Maybe I should apologize for hitting on Martha?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: dgutc on January 11, 2007, 12:36:45 PM
166 3.97 just got acceptance call. Applied in October tho : )
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:43:11 PM
And LSAT above 165 -- so, 3.4+ers
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:43:56 PM
Oh, and congratulations dgutc.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: sram on January 11, 2007, 01:13:14 PM
So I haven't heard from GW and I thought it was a safety school (169, 3.6ish).  What's going on?  I REALLY don't want to move next year.

Anybody else in the same boat?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 11, 2007, 01:27:32 PM
were all the emails sent in one batch this morning, or throughout the day?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 11, 2007, 01:49:30 PM
I don't think they are emailing primarily. They seem to still be calling. Anyone who was emailed probably was called first but couldn't be reached.

FWIW they left me a voicemail when I couldn't be reached but that was back in Dec.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 11, 2007, 02:17:07 PM
This is OT, but LSAT Jesus (aka Prof of Space Law), did you hear from W&M and/or AU and/or Wake via snail mail? I keep looking through LSN and wondering where my acceptance is, but I'm thinking maybe they're in my mailbox back at school (where I won't be until Monday).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: 'tiki on January 11, 2007, 03:47:29 PM
Woot! In at GW! I missed the call but Dean Richard sent an email. I guess I'll visit tomorrow before I leave DC on Saturday.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 11, 2007, 04:47:44 PM
No non-URM w/ under a 166 (on LSN) has gotten into GW FT so far...interesting.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 11, 2007, 05:27:07 PM
I think I see what GW is doing here; I could be wrong, but here's my theory:

1) Accepting lots of high LSAT/low GPA people -- the kind of people who are very likely to GO to GW as they don't get into other schools of that caliber
2) Countering with high GPAs/strong (but not quite as high) LSAT scores to try to counteract the negative effect #1 has on the GPA percentiles

It is, of course, early to reach any definite conclusions (particularly since this is all based on an unrepresentative sample) but this is the trend thus far. Also seems clear that -- at this point anyway -- they're going out of their way NOT to accept anyone with lower than a ~166. I have a feeling they'll establish a 164 LSAT cut-off for FT, and will try to move the numbers to 164-167-168. Just a gut feeling.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 11, 2007, 05:58:10 PM
I think generally you guys are reading too much into what is, at this point, a very limited data set. Yes, it'd be nicer if WE were the ones that had already been notified/admitted, but that's not the case and life will go on. Developing cogent theories about what GW's standards are or will be seems to be to be premature until we've seen a few hundred decisions, rather than a few dozen.

Well I'm using what I DO know along with the admittedly limited data set. GW intends on extending fewer offers of admission this year. I'm 100% sure of this.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Le Poisson Timide on January 11, 2007, 07:26:42 PM
In at GW via phone call today...congrats to everyone else who heard the good news!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: 'tiki on January 12, 2007, 12:03:28 AM
Woot! In at GW! I missed the call but Dean Richard sent an email. I guess I'll visit tomorrow before I leave DC on Saturday.
Congrats! Give the dean my best ;)

Thanks and good luck!! I'll let the Dean know you should get in.  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 12, 2007, 12:09:43 AM
Woot! In at GW! I missed the call but Dean Richard sent an email. I guess I'll visit tomorrow before I leave DC on Saturday.
Congrats! Give the dean my best ;)

Thanks and good luck!! I'll let the Dean know you should get in.  :D

Me too, please.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 12, 2007, 07:59:13 AM
congrats!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 08:55:38 AM
Anyone else in at GW today?  Stats?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 12, 2007, 11:08:50 AM
As we finish the second week of this thread lets just take a minute to remember that over 2000 people got in to GW last year and so far there are only 80 or so acceptances on LSN so far.  We'll get em...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: irny on January 12, 2007, 11:24:46 AM
In via e-mail this morning. Unfortunately, I missed what I assume was the phone call because I had no service in the building I was in. The call came in as unavailable on the caller ID for anyone who is wondering.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on January 12, 2007, 11:27:14 AM
Just got the letter telling me I received the full scholarship and housing if anyone is keeping score.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 12, 2007, 11:35:44 AM
Wow!  Congratulations!  When were you accepted / numbers?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: 'tiki on January 12, 2007, 11:36:33 AM
Alright so I just got back from visiting GWU. I have to say it was pretty impressive. The admissions staff was waitign for me since I called earlier and had my admissions packet for me in person. I got a tour of the place which was pretty sweet and met with the Director of Recruitment. All in all it was a great visit. ASW is March 30-31. Oh and the great news for you all is that they were preparing dozens (prolly a hundred) of acceptance packages to be mailed out in the next couple of days, so get ready.  :)

PS Congrats on a full tuition, Rahman!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on January 12, 2007, 11:42:05 AM
Thanks and I'm sure plenty of you will be getting that sweet offer as well soon. IF anyone was curious, I received a call from  GW telling me of my acceptance sometime during the last week in December. I don't recall being told about a scholarship during the call, however. I was expecting some type of scholarship but a full ride and free housing was a very pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 12, 2007, 11:49:48 AM
Thanks much Rahman.  I don't expect a lot of money but some money would be great.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 11:51:18 AM
Congrats everyone.  Thanks for the update about the letters! 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 12:53:34 PM
I'm in!

Missed the call this morning and instead found out via e-mail

Congrats Mpark!!  We both got good news today! :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: daydreamer on January 12, 2007, 12:54:16 PM
Just got the letter telling me I received the full scholarship and housing if anyone is keeping score.

I got that too!!  Congrats :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on January 12, 2007, 12:59:09 PM
Congrats Mpark and Daydreamer! Gw is officially in play.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 01:19:21 PM
It seems that this wave of acceptees are the auto admits and 3.3ers with exceptionally high lsats. Anyone get an acceptance with 165 or lower?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kat1001 on January 12, 2007, 01:57:01 PM
ME! I just got accepted by a phone call from the dean....162/4.02...my first acceptance :D!!!!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: monserrat on January 12, 2007, 01:57:56 PM
in too via email, missed my call :'( but it's all good...congrats everyone
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kat1001 on January 12, 2007, 02:00:40 PM
yup, fulltime
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: chilyonily on January 12, 2007, 02:02:31 PM
Congrats to everyone!!!
I know it is irrational to be this anxious when it's only January, but I really wish I'd hear from G-dub! I think I have a good chance there and I applied in early November.
***stares at phone, willing it to ring***
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 12, 2007, 02:08:14 PM
Congrats to everyone!!!
I know it is irrational to be this anxious when it's only January, but I really wish I'd hear from G-dub! I think I have a good chance there and I applied in early November.
***stares at phone, willing it to ring***

yeah join the friggin club.
this thread has been around for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: chilyonily on January 12, 2007, 02:24:22 PM

yeah join the friggin club.
this thread has been around for 2 weeks.

yeah, i know. i've been reading it for 2 weeks...i'm just getting progressively more anxious as progressively more people get in.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: enkidu on January 12, 2007, 02:24:30 PM
I still have a while, hoping for PT.

I called the admin office to make sure I was complete yesterday and that they had received my December LSAT scores and they said they hadn't, which really bothered me because I was told a few days earlier to call back yesterday because they had them and were compiling them.

They said they would check into it and call me back, they were very nice about it.

Anyways, the dean of admissions called me personally twice (didn't see the phone ring the first time) about half of an hour after to let me know everything was okay. I was very impressed with the personal attention from the dean and she was very, very nice and understanding and answered all additional questions that I had.

Things like this make me really want to attend. I hope I get in PT with my 168 LSAT. Kudos to GW, I'm sure I will attend if I get in, I love the DC area and want to work there very badly.

Unfortunately, she said since they just received my Dec LSAT, it would be about late February/early March for me to get my decision. It's going to be a nerve racking 6-8 weeks. ;p
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 12, 2007, 04:05:22 PM
I'm in!

Missed the call this morning and instead found out via e-mail

You're going to Michigan anyway... make some room for the joe-schmo's like me...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 12, 2007, 05:41:02 PM
in at gw full time.
3.76 gpa, 155 lsat.

I'm with Spacey on this one... SHENANIGANS!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 05:41:27 PM
Are you a URM?

I'm finding the 155 hard to believe for full time...and that is your first post. Last year, GW didn't admit anyone with an LSAT less than 158 full time.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=5246&lsat1=150&lsat2=160&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=3&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&x=14&y=10&international=0

The year before though, it seems they did admit two or three with sub 158 scores. URMs.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=5246&lsat1=150&lsat2=160&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=2&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&x=19&y=6&international=0



I'm sure you meant to say that they didn't admit anyone on LSN with an LSAT lower than 158.

http://www.law.gwu.edu/Admissions/JD+Admissions/profile.htm
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: enkidu on January 12, 2007, 05:52:15 PM
I still have a while, hoping for PT.

I called the admin office to make sure I was complete yesterday and that they had received my December LSAT scores and they said they hadn't, which really bothered me because I was told a few days earlier to call back yesterday because they had them and were compiling them.

They said they would check into it and call me back, they were very nice about it.

Anyways, the dean of admissions called me personally twice (didn't see the phone ring the first time) about half of an hour after to let me know everything was okay. I was very impressed with the personal attention from the dean and she was very, very nice and understanding and answered all additional questions that I had.

Things like this make me really want to attend. I hope I get in PT with my 168 LSAT. Kudos to GW, I'm sure I will attend if I get in, I love the DC area and want to work there very badly.

Unfortunately, she said since they just received my Dec LSAT, it would be about late February/early March for me to get my decision. It's going to be a nerve racking 6-8 weeks. ;p

Would you mind sharing when they requested your December score? I'm also a december test taker (retaker) and had my app in months ago, but I'm wondering if they're taking this long with everyone's December score.

They requested my report on 12/27/06 FYI.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: rogefer on January 12, 2007, 05:53:27 PM
thanks. i appreciate it. does anyone happen to know what kind of grading curve they use? or any other relevant info?
have a good weekend
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 12, 2007, 07:17:11 PM
yeah, i'm urm, but i still never thought i would get in.
i go to the university of florida, so i guess this, in fact, is the year of the gator.
-basketball championship
-football championship
-dancing with the stars
-i got into gw.

The basketball championship was LAST year. Sorry. Your entire argument is invalid.

PS -- Joakim Noah is a punkass b*tch.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: rogefer on January 12, 2007, 08:58:00 PM
it depends on how you want to see it. we hold both basketball and football titles.
have a good weekend
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 12, 2007, 09:16:45 PM
Looks like maybe next week'll be our week. I was just looking at LSN, and if you sort by index, they've gotta be mostly done with auto admits, or at least super-auto admits.

Of everyone listed >=3.5 that applied before December, there are only 7 left who haven't been admitted (of 58). They've got about half of the 3.4s with the same constraints. After they do those and the 3.3s we'll be out of auto-admit territory.

I've tried to distract myself from this, but it doesn't really work, lol. I built a DC interstate taxi fare calculator due to sheer desire to care about something else, but now it's done and I'm back here. Bleh. At least now I can hand a printout to cabbies as I scream at them. Didn't I used to have a life? Methinks it's time for scotch then bed.

I want to drink more scotch, what do you recommend?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 12, 2007, 10:16:11 PM
Looks like maybe next week'll be our week. I was just looking at LSN, and if you sort by index, they've gotta be mostly done with auto admits, or at least super-auto admits.

Of everyone listed >=3.5 that applied before December, there are only 7 left who haven't been admitted (of 58). They've got about half of the 3.4s with the same constraints. After they do those and the 3.3s we'll be out of auto-admit territory.

I've tried to distract myself from this, but it doesn't really work, lol. I built a DC interstate taxi fare calculator due to sheer desire to care about something else, but now it's done and I'm back here. Bleh. At least now I can hand a printout to cabbies as I scream at them. Didn't I used to have a life? Methinks it's time for scotch then bed.

I want to drink more scotch, what do you recommend?
I lied, I actually went for the bourbon (I like Jefferson's Reserve). But usually I just keep Johnnie Walker around in the apartment. Black is fine, Green is nice for special occasions and I think creamier, I've never tried Gold, and when I tried Blue over the holidays I was really surprised to not find it discernably different from Black, though that might be the palette of an inexperienced 20-something talking. Or maybe the bartender was stiffing me thinking I wouldn't notice?


Blue is almost the same as black (except aged longer), they are both blended scotch (which means that they could be as much as 50% grain whisky, mixed with the scotch malt). The Green label is a "Pure Malt" which means that, while it is not made from a Single Malt (the BEST Scotch is single malt), it is a mixture of ONLY malt Scotch.

If you want to be a Scotch man, you have to start learning you single malts.



Wow. So, do I sound like a lonely alcoholic or what?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 13, 2007, 06:13:09 AM
Looks like maybe next week'll be our week. I was just looking at LSN, and if you sort by index, they've gotta be mostly done with auto admits, or at least super-auto admits.

Of everyone listed >=3.5 that applied before December, there are only 7 left who haven't been admitted (of 58). They've got about half of the 3.4s with the same constraints. After they do those and the 3.3s we'll be out of auto-admit territory.

I've tried to distract myself from this, but it doesn't really work, lol. I built a DC interstate taxi fare calculator due to sheer desire to care about something else, but now it's done and I'm back here. Bleh. At least now I can hand a printout to cabbies as I scream at them. Didn't I used to have a life? Methinks it's time for scotch then bed.

I want to drink more scotch, what do you recommend?
I lied, I actually went for the bourbon (I like Jefferson's Reserve). But usually I just keep Johnnie Walker around in the apartment. Black is fine, Green is nice for special occasions and I think creamier, I've never tried Gold, and when I tried Blue over the holidays I was really surprised to not find it discernably different from Black, though that might be the palette of an inexperienced 20-something talking. Or maybe the bartender was stiffing me thinking I wouldn't notice?


Blue is almost the same as black (except aged longer), they are both blended scotch (which means that they could be as much as 50% grain whisky, mixed with the scotch malt). The Green label is a "Pure Malt" which means that, while it is not made from a Single Malt (the BEST Scotch is single malt), it is a mixture of ONLY malt Scotch.

If you want to be a Scotch man, you have to start learning you single malts.



Wow. So, do I sound like a lonely alcoholic or what?

Killer, thanks guys.  And dont worry Capt, I sound the same way when I go on about ales ...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 13, 2007, 06:47:14 AM
It used to be a B curve, but I believe it is now a B+ curve.


Wait...there are grading curves? Is this universal to all law schools?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 13, 2007, 07:20:15 AM
Killer, thanks guys.  And dont worry Capt, I sound the same way when I go on about ales ...

Eh. Yeah... I do that too.

Wait...there are grading curves? Is this universal to all law schools?

To most of them.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 13, 2007, 11:50:41 AM
I got into GW via email yesterday - I missed the phone call. I was a 3.2 index when admitted I'm assuming because I only just had my fall grades sent out to schools I'm still waiting on, which would put me at a 3.3 index.  I'm not URM.

I also got int NYLS yesterday via snail mail with a full ride... how exciting.

Good Luck to everyone still waiting!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: marlinspike on January 13, 2007, 12:20:42 PM
Wait...there are grading curves? Is this universal to all law schools?
I know American doesn't, but I got the impression that the absence was unusual. Seems like a good thing to have it to avoid grade inflation.

See, to me, from the school I come from, having a curve seems like grade inflation to me. At my school your grade is what the grade is, and when it occurs that the average grade was a D (and yes this does happen, more with some professors than others), well then most people got D's and F's too bad.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 16, 2007, 12:17:08 PM
Hmm I wonder if they actually were notified today. No one else seems to have been.

You never can really tell with LSN...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:25:20 PM
I got into GW PT by phone call early December. i still have not received a package though.. kind of weird.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:29:52 PM
adfs
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:31:58 PM
adsfas
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:37:53 PM
:)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 16, 2007, 12:38:31 PM
Oh, you're the one who got in early for special reasons or whatever.

"special reasons"?  sounds like i should be riding the short bus.

Soo... LSD is nosy... what was the special reason?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:42:07 PM
there was no "special reason".  i heard a little bit early and i am guessing some other people did too.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 16, 2007, 12:44:05 PM
there was no "special reason".  i heard a little bit early and i am guessing some other people did too.

a 168 and 3.7 is an auto-admit even for FT.  im sure those numbers had everything to do with hearing early.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:44:20 PM
LOL, hi SC ;) I thought that was your name on here too (I'd commented on your profile).

They stiiiiiiiiill aren't mailing other PT people. Arg.

I see now, GW Wannabe.  you have my vote for GW.  they should definitely give a premium to work experience and avoid admitting people who are looking for a more lenient admissions standard...  IMO..  i think you probably will get in
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 12:59:13 PM
Quote
Quote from: nHam on Today at 03:42:07 PM
there was no "special reason".  i heard a little bit early and i am guessing some other people did too.

a 168 and 3.7 is an auto-admit even for FT.  im sure those numbers had everything to do with hearing early.
   

TITCR. You heard before anyone else heard for fulltime, even.

So either you had a special reason for hearing in early December, or you're a flame, or there's some other reason. Because as Bones said, 168/3.7 is pretty much an auto-admit for fulltime at GWU, you got in part time before anyone else heard on LSN.




It sounds like you have it all figured out: either (1) i had a "special reason", (2) i am a flame, (3) there is some other reason
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kat1001 on January 16, 2007, 12:59:54 PM
Another auto-admit today... :sigh:

I get what they're doing but if they could do it a bit faster..... this person applied like a month after me. Congrats, though, whoever you are, even though you're going to Georgetown, Duke, Boalt, or UVA instead lol ;)

Don't get discouraged. I just got in on friday by phone in the late afternoon, (non URM) and am in no way an auto-admit. I applied in early september (ridiculously early) so I believe they are starting with the people who aren't auto-admits. You'll hear soon!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 16, 2007, 01:03:35 PM
Another auto-admit today... :sigh:

I get what they're doing but if they could do it a bit faster..... this person applied like a month after me. Congrats, though, whoever you are, even though you're going to Georgetown, Duke, Boalt, or UVA instead lol ;)

Don't get discouraged. I just got in on friday by phone in the late afternoon, (non URM) and am in no way an auto-admit. I applied in early september (ridiculously early) so I believe they are starting with the people who aren't auto-admits. You'll hear soon!


congrats!   ;D 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 16, 2007, 03:44:36 PM
Another auto-admit today... :sigh:

I get what they're doing but if they could do it a bit faster..... this person applied like a month after me. Congrats, though, whoever you are, even though you're going to Georgetown, Duke, Boalt, or UVA instead lol ;)

Don't get discouraged. I just got in on friday by phone in the late afternoon, (non URM) and am in no way an auto-admit. I applied in early september (ridiculously early) so I believe they are starting with the people who aren't auto-admits. You'll hear soon!

Numbers/Index please (LSD is nosy...)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kat1001 on January 16, 2007, 03:59:09 PM
162/4.02 (3.3 index)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 16, 2007, 10:12:08 PM
This hasn't happened to me but I'm wondering...is it possible to ask them to reconsider you for PT if you are rejected FT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 16, 2007, 11:01:58 PM
This hasn't happened to me but I'm wondering...is it possible to ask them to reconsider you for PT if you are rejected FT?

While I could easily be wrong on this, my sense is that such a move would be very transparent. The school wants PT students that are truly interested in studying PT and who will go with that lifestyle setup, not folks who really want to study FT but didn't quite make the cut for whatever reason. Unless two things are true, I wouldn't do this: 1.) you would actually be willing to study part time and do the other things that go along with this, AND 2.) you have a good reason for why you want to go to GW PT. Absent a solid answer to #1 and #2, I guess my impression is that such a request would not be productive.

Really even though 1/2 of their PT class transfers to FT after their first semester?  Do they look down on people wanting to transfer to the FT program from the PT one?  The reason I ask is because they take so many of their PTers, it seems like a much easier way to back door your way in to the FT program.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 16, 2007, 11:33:53 PM
I read it in another thread, although I can't remember which one now (so take it with a grain of salt)  I think it might have been on the graduate/student-transferring board.  There was a GW transfer thread going and they discussed how like 1/2 of the PT will transfer after the first semester since this is an option. 

I totally agree with what you're saying, I'm grasping at straws here.  GW is my dream school, and I just wasn't able to get that amazing LSAT score I needed.  I guess I'll have to pray someone accidentally slips me into the admit pile lol!  I'll hold my breath!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 16, 2007, 11:41:01 PM
I totally agree with what you're saying, I'm graspping at straws here.  GW is my dream school,
I know how that feels! Mine too. Good luck to both of us :)

Indeed!  By the way Congratulations on American!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 17, 2007, 05:27:01 AM
This hasn't happened to me but I'm wondering...is it possible to ask them to reconsider you for PT if you are rejected FT?

While I could easily be wrong on this, my sense is that such a move would be very transparent. The school wants PT students that are truly interested in studying PT and who will go with that lifestyle setup, not folks who really want to study FT but didn't quite make the cut for whatever reason. Unless two things are true, I wouldn't do this: 1.) you would actually be willing to study part time and do the other things that go along with this, AND 2.) you have a good reason for why you want to go to GW PT. Absent a solid answer to #1 and #2, I guess my impression is that such a request would not be productive.

GW has been known to offer PT slots to FT applicants on their waitlist. In many ways, GWU and other schools use PT programs as a place to put low(er)-numbers candidates where they can't hurt the school (in US News).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 06:17:37 AM
I haven't read all of the discussion above, but let me say this much: if you think GW solely regards it's PT program as a means of putting in people who want that lifestyle, you're wrong. The person I spoke to from the admissions office at a law school fair was openly suggesting applying PT and/or requesting consideration for PT/FT so as to provide an easier way to get into the school if it was a top choice. I don't think they have any problem with people using it as a backdoor, although I'm sure they want some legit PTers.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 06:46:53 AM
Hi guys, I have to put in my two cents here.  The admissions office openly suggested that I apply for part time as a way in if my lsat was not up to snuff. They said how easy it would be to still graduate in three years.  If you love GW, as much as this sucks for people hoping for some pt class cohesiveness, request that they still consider you for FT, but ask if you could be considered for PT if you don't make the cut.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 06:48:23 AM
Hi guys, I have to put in my two cents here.  The admissions office openly suggested that I apply for part time as a way in if my lsat was not up to snuff. They said how easy it would be to still graduate in three years.  If you love GW, as much as this sucks for people hoping for some pt class cohesiveness, request that they still consider you for FT, but ask if you could be considered for PT if you don't make the cut.

Yeah, I'll add to that by noting that they also emphasized how easy the switch was.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 06:55:32 AM
I really hope to hear from them soon.  Does anyone know if they give acceptances without a phone call?  My anxiety is getting a little bit out of control now.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 07:09:45 AM
sorry bwilliams.  just so you know, ive been stalking u (and jetsboy) this cycle and i really hope we all get in to gw.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 07:21:29 AM
sorry bwilliams.  just so you know, ive been stalking u (and jetsboy) this cycle and i really hope we all get in to gw.

Me three...Haha, are we # twins, or are you a Jet fan as well?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 07:22:35 AM
numbers twins.  160-165 lsat, 3.9+ GPA. stupid lsat.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: latenitesession on January 17, 2007, 07:22:50 AM
That's a shame. I knew GW made it easy to switch (my friend just did) but I didn't know that they actively encouraged it as a back door. Oh well, I guess... it's their school.

I guess the one nice thing is that unlike American, the exodus of those not wanting to be there will occur after the first semester rather than the first year. Losing half the class after bonding for a semester is jarring, but after a whole year I think would be even worse.

I kind of feel like the first day at the PT program is now going to be interjecting a question like "So... got a job?" into meet and greets to see who the class will actually end up being.

I feel so conflicted about this. I don't have good enough numbers to be competitive for FT but I still want to go to GW, so it feels a bit hypocritical to be unhappy about finding this all out. Can't have the cake and eat it too I guess.

Hey, I'll make a deal with you: If we both get in, we can female dog and moan about all the transitioners and deserters together. That way at least 2 of us will remain P/T thruout! ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 07:42:48 AM
I'm sure many PTers do stay. I bet there's a good deal of cohesion between PTers and FTers as well. I mean, can't we all be friends?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 17, 2007, 08:46:43 AM
Yea, I hope so.  I, like you bwilliams, hope that much of the class is as committed to work as we intend to be, but I seriously doublt that will be the case.  Never-the-less, it is nice that many of us will already have an idea of some of the "serious" part-timers through this site.  If you, jetsboy, and myself can manage acceptance we can surely help each other out considering we all three plan on working through the program (unless I am mistaken).  Good luck again guys.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 08:49:41 AM
Yea, I hope so.  I, like you bwilliams, hope that much of the class is as committed to work as we intend to be, but I seriously doublt that will be the case.  Never-the-less, it is nice that many of us will already have an idea of some of the "serious" part-timers through this site.  If you, jetsboy, and myself can manage acceptance we can surely help each other out considering we all three plan on working through the program (unless I am mistaken).  Good luck again guys.

I *don't* plan on working through the program -- in fact, I applied FT. I'd love to be friends with all of you, however, and join you in hoping for the best for us in the GW fan club!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: latenitesession on January 17, 2007, 08:59:02 AM
I plan on working, so I can sub as a bar partner for Jetsboy... Now all we have to do is get in ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 17, 2007, 09:03:44 AM
Your in (to the club that is).  If we get accepted, I'll buy a round of drinks for everyone.  Bwilliams, you choose the bar (you are from DC right?).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 09:04:37 AM
I'm out just because I'm a FT applicant!? So much for class cohesion, eh?  :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 17, 2007, 09:06:57 AM
Oh no......you get a beer as well! (pending our acceptance)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 17, 2007, 09:10:10 AM
Sweet, and I, in turn, will buy a round of shots for everyone. We'll discuss the details when it becomes necessary (hopefully very, very, very soon).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 09:15:17 AM
I want to come play! If we all get in, lets go somewhere near the school.  McFaddens maybe?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: latenitesession on January 17, 2007, 09:21:45 AM
Ahhhh, this all sounds so great, save the one big caveat! Perhaps we should arrange some form of prayer/self help session before hittin' the bar
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: nHam on January 17, 2007, 09:22:13 AM
GW Law is implementing a "basic training" program for PT applicants without work experience:

From the website:

"Applicants with less than 2-years work experience who wish to gain admission to the part-time program shall complete a 6-week course consisting of the following:

*2 weeks of business skills: sitting in a cubicle for 12 hours a day doing data entry (a minimum number of correct entries is required for applicant to leave in 12 hours, otherwise applicant must stay until minimum number is complete). Music, telephones, or other diversions are prohibited. Applicants can not leave early when they hit the minimum number of correct entries.  After hitting the minimum, they are obligated to assist one of their "co-workers" (trained actors employed by GW Law).  These "co-workers" might exhibit symptoms of untreated mood disorders, poor hygiene, morbid obesity, chronic alcoholism, gastro-intestinal distress, or contagious skin lesions. They may use profanity, tell inappropriate jokes, or do other strange things to test the "business skills" of the applicants.

*2 weeks of communications skills: 12 hour days of staff meetings with mandatory introductions and obligatory "break-the-ice" jokes and stories, team-building games, kick-off meetings for imaginary projects, and classes on business administrative topics including lotus notes, telephone-based time entry systems, six-sigma, fire-drill practice, and expense report procedures

*2 weeks for individual project: applicant will be given a number of diverse responsibilities designed to require an 8-hour workday; these responsibilities must be completed each day. by end of 2 weeks, applicant must be able to either - (1) complete, (2) "create the illusion of having completed", or (3) create a "convincing argument with supporting evidence" that the responsibilities could not be completed for reasons beyond the applicants power for - a day's responsibilities in less than 1 hour of time for that day.  If the applicant can meet the 1-hour constraint early, she will graduate GW PT Basic Training at that time.  Applicants who finish within one week will get a pair of six sigma briefs and matching socks."

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 17, 2007, 09:45:30 AM
Nice  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 17, 2007, 10:58:50 AM
Oh no......you get a beer as well! (pending our acceptance)

What about good ole Cpt. Longshot? I applied FT/PT...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 17, 2007, 10:59:22 AM
I want to come play! If we all get in, lets go somewhere near the school.  McFaddens maybe?

OMG I love McFaddens..and Thursdays at Front Page in Dupont, or there is bad singing at the Big Hunt...so many options!  

Can those of us who get rejected attend this also, and cry into our round of shots and beers? lol
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: latenitesession on January 17, 2007, 11:03:48 AM
GW is implementing a "basic training" program for PT applicants without work experience:
LOL, that was just what I needed. Hilarious. Six sigma briefs from GW PT I think definitely beats out the t-shirt they're sending invitees :-D

HAHA... Don't forget the socks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 17, 2007, 11:30:42 AM
Man, thanks for the encouragement.  I hope it works out that way for me.  I have been praying to god that I can slide pass the adcomms...................... ..(dramatic pause).....................well I'm not really religious, nor do I pray but that is beside the point
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 17, 2007, 11:41:35 AM
guys, you'll all do great. if i got in to ft with a 155 lsat, you all can.

If only you weren't the exception to the rule...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 17, 2007, 12:37:07 PM
I've given up. I honestly don't think GW intends to let anyone with normal numbers who isn't a URM know until February at the earliest, if ever, that they are being accepted. I thought rolling admissions meant rolling admissions as in the earlier you apply, the earlier you hear, but apparently not. And apparently the whole eight weeks from completion to decision thing is not really applicable this year ;) So no more worrying for me when they may or may not get in touch.

I have normal numbers I think... well... I'm a splitter. But upon being admitted, I had an index of 3.2 and isn't that normal for GW? I heard last Friday, I think they are just moving slowly and trying to personalize their acceptances via phone call. 

my index is now 3.3 after the addition of my fall 2006 grades.

I'm sure you're all going to be fine.  GW is just being slow. Good Luck!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 17, 2007, 12:41:26 PM
High lsat, low gpa. fulltime acceptance.  My GPA however, is tainted from those extra fun pre-med classes (orgo & physics especially...grrr)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 17, 2007, 12:42:15 PM
i'd love to hear from GW, but i think we mere mortals will have to wait until february.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 17, 2007, 12:54:08 PM
yeah ... maybe we should change the time frame of this thread ... "So what will GW do this month...?"
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 17, 2007, 01:40:14 PM
:( I hope I don't have to wait until february!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 17, 2007, 06:48:21 PM
:( I hope I don't have to wait until february!

I'm with you Captain.  PS Congrats on the new acceptance I saw in teh other thread!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 17, 2007, 10:15:32 PM
:( I hope I don't have to wait until february!

I'm with you Captain.  PS Congrats on the new acceptance I saw in teh other thread!

Thanks, I'll cross a pair of fingers for you... Its going to have to be my thumbs, so I guess I won't be picking anything up for a while...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 18, 2007, 12:04:29 AM
:( I hope I don't have to wait until february!

I'm with you Captain.  PS Congrats on the new acceptance I saw in the other thread!

Thanks, I'll cross a pair of fingers for you... Its going to have to be my thumbs, so I guess I won't be picking anything up for a while...

...that's good, it'll keep you distracted and unable to obsess daily about your own applications, instead you can obsess about mine!  ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 18, 2007, 06:55:55 AM
GW, do you hear me?
GW, do you see me?

I love you, take me today!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 18, 2007, 07:13:16 AM
alright bwilliamsdc... you and me are getting a call from GW this week. I've already decided that it will happen.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 18, 2007, 07:31:27 AM
Day 18
It was growing cold in the What will GW do this week? thread.  A few of the crew members seemed to be losing hope, so others tried hard to raise their spirits.  But some had abandoned ship.
There were rumblings of far-off sightings of packages in the admissions office and 3rd-week-of-January acceptance phone calls, but no real tangible evidence.  The crew was left to wonder if they would ever see dry land ... or an admissions offer ... again...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 18, 2007, 07:36:41 AM
I'm pretty sure I'll see an admission offer (part-time, anyway) EVENTUALLY. It may be march before it happens though.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kristen823 on January 18, 2007, 08:37:46 AM
I have to join this thread, I can't stand it anymore- I am dying to hear from GW. They are my highest ranked (USNews and personal preference) target and I'm unlikely to get into any reaches, so come on GW, I think I love you!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: silentlaw on January 18, 2007, 11:05:26 AM
I'll come out of hibernation to join this ship of fools as well...having been accepted to some safeties, it's time for the hard choices!

GW: You're killing me.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: lflyer on January 18, 2007, 11:32:41 AM
Yeah I'll throw myself in here too.  Each day I get convinced that I'm getting a call but my Schwami skills have let me down thus far.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 18, 2007, 11:52:55 AM
The mob is growing
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 18, 2007, 11:58:41 AM
The mob is growing

uh oh here's hoping we don't turn on each other  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: shakermaker on January 18, 2007, 12:00:45 PM
I'm coming out of a temporary LSD-induced posting coma to cheer on a GW decision ASAP.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 18, 2007, 12:50:26 PM
18 January 2007

Angry law applicants storm the George Washington University Law School in a desperate attempt to hold admissions officers hostage until decisions, or rather, acceptances, could be rendered on their files. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 18, 2007, 02:14:08 PM
Very interesting.  Well, hopefully they will come around soon.  I actually think I saw a gray hair on my head earlier today.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: daydreamer on January 18, 2007, 02:31:22 PM
I think this is an interesting thing to note- If you see how many people were given full rides (or substantial scholarships) last year, there were only a few.  However, as of right now 17 people on LSN (plus me) have received full rides to GW...it appears they are trying to raise their numbers by trying to sway some of the applicants that would normally withdraw.  Looks like GW is looking to move up in the rankings...I wonder how many of these candidates will accept the full ride.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=5246&lsat1=&lsat2=&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=4&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=100000&scholarship2=200000&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&international=0&x=56&y=7
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 18, 2007, 02:41:19 PM
Yeah I agree about the full rides ... plus housing, which is big ... this is the first or second year that they have had that law school sprcific housing, right?  But then again this could be a really weird year with lower app levels but the new highest score policy ... it can't be safe to judge by last year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 18, 2007, 03:19:17 PM
I think they are giving full rides to overqualified candidates.  I think if they had offered me (and others in my range 166-167 / 3.7 plus) a full ride I would consider more seriously.  People higher than this are definetly going to get accepted at several T-14 and might even be getting some money there so why would they attend GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: appletoon on January 18, 2007, 07:48:08 PM
What is the housing they're offering to people for free? I'm just curious. If they're what I think they are, maybe people would like some details... I know there are two dorms in which they're now by law not allowed to house undergrads (outside campus boundaries), and so they now have zoned them for graduate housing (and cheap too!). GW dorms on the whole are pretty legendary for undergraduate housing, especially compared to other local schools - Georgetown, Mason, and American all pale in comparison - so I don't want to conjure up any fears of concrete cells by saying that. They were both hotels, like many GW dorms, before GW purchased them. But, they were both undergraduate housing at one time, so a bit of wear and tear, no washers/dryers in the rooms. Aston's got larger rooms than HOVA plus kitchens and is pretty close to Trader Joe's... but HOVA is newer, has an outdoor pool, and has balconies, though they were locked in the undergraduate days. It's close to (a not so hot) Safeway too.

You wouldn't be living in the Ritz, but for free housing it'd definitely be a steal.

Columbia Plaza on the other hand...... if they offer that, personally... I would recommend caution. It's an off-campus apartment building with which GW's contracted for years. It's worth a Google if you've got some free time ;) Has the most apartment reviews of anywhere in DC by a factor of two.


Some of my friends currently in their senior year at GW undergrad are living in on campus housing (i.e. dorms) and are in the Aston.  Is it changing next year to strictly graduate student housing?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 19, 2007, 11:36:54 AM
so what will GW do this week?
apparently accept people who applied 2 months after me...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 19, 2007, 11:40:09 AM
bamf I feel your pain -- another school (cough cough Duke) is apparently going to accept everyone before they tell me the status of my application.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: LuvHurtz on January 19, 2007, 12:19:15 PM
so what will GW do this week?
apparently accept people who applied 2 months after me...

I agree 100%. Waiting sucks :-\
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kristen823 on January 19, 2007, 12:26:06 PM
While we're all waiting- have all of you GW applicants filled out their financial aid info (I believe its Need Access, in addition to the FAFSA)? I just saw that their priority deadline is like January 1, 07. I won't even get my W2 til next week and my income fluctuates way too much to estimate from last year. Am I way behind?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 19, 2007, 12:53:31 PM
Scratch that...looks like calls are now being made.

Thanks for telling me. Now I'm worried because my phone isn't ringing...

IT HAS BEEN 8 WEEKS GW! COME ON! TELL ME SOMETHING!

Btw, congrats to EEtoJD... you need to fix your LSN dude.It still says Pending.

Also, if anyone else gets a call today, tell them that Captain Longshot deserves to get a call too. OK?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 19, 2007, 04:04:30 PM
Some more interesting GW patterns on LSN:

Only 42 pending apps left with 3.4 index or above (what I guess we'd consider the "presumptive admit"). 14 of them were sent December of later, and only 5 of the 111 acceptances thus far have been apps sent after Dec. 1. So we can conclude, at least on LSN, that there are 28 more apps left to make decisions on with indexes of 3.4 or above. Taking that down to 3.3, there are 79 left. (I have left out people who have withdrawn). Which means that they've pretty much, as far as LSN is concerned, accepted everyone 3.4 and above, and they seem to be moving by index (as we suspected) and then by completion date.

Also, lowest non-URM LSAT accepted thus far = 162, but this person had a 4.0 and it is an outlier. The bottom is a 166 for everyone else. GPAs go all the way down to sub-3.0.


3.4 index/ 165 gets no love.  Nice to know 3 years of hard work matters less than one 4 hour test...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 19, 2007, 04:09:29 PM
I have a PT/FT app out, FYI (and a 3.3 index). I actually visited GW today...I shouldn't have, because I now officially love the school waaaaaaay too much for someone who *might* not even get in. I've already been on the GW bandwagon for some time, but now it's x10000. If anyone has questions about stuff from my visit, I'd be happy to share.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on January 19, 2007, 04:12:07 PM
I'm gonna go visit them next week, but I'd still like to hear your impressions jetsboy if youre kind enough to share them.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 19, 2007, 04:14:17 PM
I'm gonna go visit them next week, but I'd still like to hear your impressions jetsboy if youre kind enough to share them.

true.  I visited this summer and met Dean Richard but class was not in session.  I would definitely want to visit again with students if I were accepted.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 19, 2007, 04:17:47 PM
I'm gonna go visit them next week, but I'd still like to hear your impressions jetsboy if youre kind enough to share them.

ditto
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 19, 2007, 04:18:23 PM
I'm gonna go visit them next week, but I'd still like to hear your impressions jetsboy if youre kind enough to share them.

true.  I visited this summer and met Dean Richard but class was not in session.  I would definitely want to visit again with students if I were accepted.

Im keeping my fingers crossed for you too
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 19, 2007, 04:22:14 PM
Okay...here goes...

Facilities: Top notch; the classrooms are gorgeous, the common areas have the ambiance of an executive office suite (thatís the best way I can describe it). Of the classrooms I saw (and I saw quite a few), there were swivel chairs and microphones hanging from the walls. Apparently each class can be taped upon request if, for example, you were out of class due to extreme illness, etc. The law building had wireless internet throughout, and the Professors seemed to have the ability to easily show anything on the overheads. Bottom line: in my estimation, it canít get any better.

Students: The students there seemed motivated, friendly and genuinely interested in the school. I sat in on a class, and went to introduce myself to the Professor afterwards. A student who was waiting to ask the Professor a question urged me to go (if admitted, of course), and said the environment was laid back but serious (unlike the ďother placeĒ as she called it). In fairness, Iím sure the students at both GW and GT would say something like that. Ultimately, theyíre both great schools with great students so Iím sure you can find a bit of both.

Administration: Very friendly. Iím not sure if they knew I was a current applicant or a prospective applicant for next cycle, but I did end up mentioning at some point that Iíd applied. They were kind and informative throughout the visit.

PT Info: I asked, and apparently AT LEAST around half of the class hangs around. Take that with a grain of salt as the PT class is very small anyway. Plenty do transfer into FT, but for those of you hoping for PT cohesion, I hope this information is reassuring.

Class: I sat in on a contracts class with a Professor Maggs (I think). He was great. I was able to follow what was going on, and I could tell he genuinely cared about the students. He was really funny, and articulate too. Interestingly, a lot of students started playing solitaire on their computers as class went on; laptops are definitely distracting in that sense, I guess.

Thatís all I have for nowÖif I remember anything else, Iíll be happy to share.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 19, 2007, 04:38:29 PM
Okay...here goes...

Facilities: Top notch; the classrooms are gorgeous, the common areas have the ambiance of an executive office suite (thatís the best way I can describe it). Of the classrooms I saw (and I saw quite a few), there were swivel chairs and microphones hanging from the walls. Apparently each class can be taped upon request if, for example, you were out of class due to extreme illness, etc. The law building had wireless internet throughout, and the Professors seemed to have the ability to easily show anything on the overheads. Bottom line: in my estimation, it canít get any better.

Students: The students there seemed motivated, friendly and genuinely interested in the school. I sat in on a class, and went to introduce myself to the Professor afterwards. A student who was waiting to ask the Professor a question urged me to go (if admitted, of course), and said the environment was laid back but serious (unlike the ďother placeĒ as she called it). In fairness, Iím sure the students at both GW and GT would say something like that. Ultimately, theyíre both great schools with great students so Iím sure you can find a bit of both.

Administration: Very friendly. Iím not sure if they knew I was a current applicant or a prospective applicant for next cycle, but I did end up mentioning at some point that Iíd applied. They were kind and informative throughout the visit.

PT Info: I asked, and apparently AT LEAST around half of the class hangs around. Take that with a grain of salt as the PT class is very small anyway. Plenty do transfer into FT, but for those of you hoping for PT cohesion, I hope this information is reassuring.

Class: I sat in on a contracts class with a Professor Maggs (I think). He was great. I was able to follow what was going on, and I could tell he genuinely cared about the students. He was really funny, and articulate too. Interestingly, a lot of students started playing solitaire on their computers as class went on; laptops are definitely distracting in that sense, I guess.

Thatís all I have for nowÖif I remember anything else, Iíll be happy to share.


Wow great info thanks!  I'm sure you'll be getting wonderful news soon!  Are you in the DC area already, or did you fly there?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: enkidu on January 19, 2007, 05:02:24 PM
I'll be flying from Houston to DC to visit GW and sit in on a class/tour etc. the first week of February.

I'll be taking pics and writing a full review. Stay tuned. :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 19, 2007, 05:06:48 PM
I was in the neighborhood, but I'm close enough to drive so no flights for me.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 19, 2007, 06:55:26 PM
I'll be flying from Houston to DC to visit GW and sit in on a class/tour etc. the first week of February.

I'll be taking pics and writing a full review. Stay tuned. :)

Oh good, man I miss DC.  I know GW is a beautiful campus I walked by it a lot over the summer!  I'm looking forward to some great photos and stuff so I can reminisce
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Hey Now on January 19, 2007, 07:54:40 PM
Not sure where I'm standing here... when I applied in mid-November I had a 3.3 index, but following the december lsat I'm at a 3.7 index.  No word yet, wondering if the december score moved me back in terms of consideration, if I'm being yield-protected (do they yield protect?), or if there's something bad in my app.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 19, 2007, 07:56:59 PM
Not sure where I'm standing here... when I applied in mid-November I had a 3.3 index, but following the december lsat I'm at a 3.7 index.  No word yet, wondering if the december score moved me back in terms of consideration, if I'm being yield-protected, or if there's something bad in my app.

I wouldn't worry; they have a lot of people who've yet to be accepted. LSN isn't fully representative, but even just a cursory glance at it shows that there is plenty of good news left to come for many on LSN and otherwise.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Hey Now on January 19, 2007, 08:00:14 PM
Yeah, I'm not worried simply because I'm not in love with any school and I know I'll be in somewhere, just wondering what's up considering your on-point analysis of how they're working things.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 19, 2007, 08:05:20 PM
I agree w/ Jesus/SpaceLaw. They're working down the food chain so far as index is concerned. 3.4+ seems to be basically auto-admit. I'm guessing they'll take a good chunk of 3.3ers, and some 3.2/3.1's as well. They're going to accept less this year than previous years, but  they DO need to fill the class. I'd assume you'll get in very soon. You probably got lost in the shuffle due to the new score release; it takes a while to process stuff, etc. They don't seem to be YPing, though. Maybe you'll get a full tuition + scholarship? That'd be cool, eh?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Hey Now on January 19, 2007, 08:10:59 PM
Of course, but as a stingy prestige whore they'd really be putting me to the test.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: dashrashi on January 19, 2007, 09:31:23 PM
My brother just got into GW! He has something like a 3.0 (Ivy) and a 168, which puts him at 3.07 index, I think. A few years of basically unremarkable WE. Could be PT but I think FT.

I don't know a ton about GWU and their particular admissions mishegoss. Can people who know more about it tell me whether he just knocked it the hell out of the park with his PS or what?

Thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 19, 2007, 10:10:49 PM
Interestingly, a lot of students started playing solitaire on their computers as class went on; laptops are definitely distracting in that sense, I guess.

Yeah, I need to avoid a laptop as much as possible. For all the benefits of it, the last time I had a laptop in class was my freshman year when I was a business major. It definitely didn't help me at all. Too many distractions with the internet and video games at my fingertips.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: dashrashi on January 20, 2007, 08:12:42 AM
I just talked to my mom; she says that he got in full-time (and not URM). I guess they wanted to bump their LSAT by admitting a splitter who really might come?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 21, 2007, 11:10:37 AM
I'll tell you one thing they apparently will be doing this week...
Letting people in on a Sunday!
Just got the call!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 11:35:54 AM
I'll tell you one thing they apparently will be doing this week...
Letting people in on a Sunday!
Just got the call!!!

Congrats man. This makes me so anxious...I really hope I get a call.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: latenitesession on January 21, 2007, 11:37:10 AM
congrats Bamf!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: 'tiki on January 21, 2007, 11:37:47 AM
Wow even on a Sunday they are working. Congrats Bamf!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:00:07 PM
I'll tell you one thing they apparently will be doing this week...
Letting people in on a Sunday!
Just got the call!!!

aw man Bamf, I've been rooting for you all cycle!!!!  Congratulations!!!!  You definitely deserve it.  Have you shared your soft factors yet?  Wow how amazing and unexpected for a Sunday!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:08:10 PM
..and nm I just went to your LSN and saw them awesome, congrats again!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 21, 2007, 12:13:47 PM
Just got the call. With a full scholarship offer.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 21, 2007, 12:15:34 PM
Good lord GW is really trying to boost their numbers this year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:17:03 PM
Just got the call. With a full scholarship offer.

Congratulations!  (so so jealous!)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:17:43 PM
Good lord GW is really trying to boost their numbers this year.

What made you say that?  The full scholaship? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 21, 2007, 12:20:10 PM
Just got the call. With a full scholarship offer.

Congratulations!  (so so jealous!)

Thanks...I'm still in shock
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 21, 2007, 12:21:03 PM
congratulations, you two!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 21, 2007, 12:21:15 PM
Just got the call. With a full scholarship offer.

Congratulations!  (so so jealous!)

Thanks...I'm still in shock

yeah thats really awesome congrats!

and thanks for all the kind words.
one thing I can tell you, Dean Richard is a Patriots fan.
GO COLTS
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 21, 2007, 12:21:35 PM
Good lord GW is really trying to boost their numbers this year.

What made you say that?  The full scholaship? 

Yes.  They've been offering many more full rides this year than in the past.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 21, 2007, 12:24:18 PM
She told me an acceptance package was on the way and that along with it would come a very big scholarship offer amounting to full tuition. No e-mail so far...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:26:43 PM
Do you think they will call everyone this cycle who gets in, or just the high indexers?  I thought I'd seen a couple people on here who'd been accepted through e-mail?  Anyone know, or have any thoughts?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 21, 2007, 12:27:45 PM
she didn't say anything to me about a scholarship but she did say that stuff would be mailed on wednesday so I would possibly take that to mean there are more acceptances to come in the next few days so that everyone's stuff will go out on wednesday.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:28:34 PM
Also this is probably a stupid question, but do they have to report your cum GPA or can they report your degree GPA instead?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 21, 2007, 12:30:06 PM
I'm pretty sure everyone has to report cumulative GPA
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kristen823 on January 21, 2007, 12:39:12 PM
Wow, congrats to everyone who got in today! On a Sunday- unbelievable!  Sadly I haven't missed any calls to my cell phone. I wonder when most of the 3.3 indexers will start to hear... please let it be soon!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 12:39:35 PM
I'm pretty sure everyone has to report cumulative GPA

..yea I thought so, OK thanks
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: StudentUVA on January 21, 2007, 12:40:39 PM
I got a call from GW a few minutes ago. I'm in.   ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kristen823 on January 21, 2007, 12:48:57 PM
Congrats again! My prediction is now that GW will admit large numbers of people whenever it snows in the DC area, regardless of time/day of the week.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 21, 2007, 12:51:20 PM
Congrats to everyone!

I wish I was this cool. I am a part timer with a 3.1 index so I would be lucky to get a call from them ever!

What a great accomplishment for you guys. Way to go!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 01:05:22 PM
This is encouraging news. Looks like they're finishing up with the last of the top admits this week.

How d'ya figure?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 21, 2007, 01:24:37 PM
It's a happy day.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 02:26:41 PM
Come on GW, how bout giving some PTers a call  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 02:27:40 PM
Do you think an offering of my kidney, 1st born, and all the money in my wallet would help?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Gary Glitter on January 21, 2007, 02:29:21 PM
i need to return some videotapes ...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 03:07:38 PM
Although still they aren't going below 166.

There was a 162, and a 15x IIRC.

I find it interesting that GW's offering some big $$ to high LSAT splitters. I guess they figure they can lure 'em more easily/raise that stat?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 21, 2007, 03:27:14 PM
For those who have gotten acceptance packages, when is the ASW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 03:35:24 PM
Quote
There was a 162, and a 15x IIRC.

Yeah, I meant as far as a cutoff, it's been 166...that 162 had a 4.0 also.

But yeah, they seem to be offering money (if not full tuition) to basically everyone they've accepted thus far, even though only half have posted it.

It'd be strange if that continued to be the "cut-off"; particularly since that's the 75% there currently.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 21, 2007, 03:36:22 PM
Do you think an offering of my kidney, 1st born, and all the money in my wallet would help?

lol
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: hhhheey on January 21, 2007, 03:40:54 PM
I know this is not on topic but the PS thread is totally dead. Would anyone be willing to read my short responses to an application essay question?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 21, 2007, 03:56:04 PM
Really they've been offering money to everyone accepted so far? Holy crap. Getting into GW is nice enough but if they offered me money too I think that would just seal the deal for me completely.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Clipse on January 21, 2007, 03:57:51 PM
Really they've been offering money to everyone accepted so far? Holy crap. Getting into GW is nice enough but if they offered me money too I think that would just seal the deal for me completely.

Me too. I'm hyped enought to just get in. If I get any money... ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kellykellygg on January 21, 2007, 04:13:36 PM
Really they've been offering money to everyone accepted so far? Holy crap. Getting into GW is nice enough but if they offered me money too I think that would just seal the deal for me completely.

It seems like quite a few of the people with 167 LSATs have been offered $20k/year, but so far nothing for people with 166s. What's up with that? I'm trying to figure out if I should be expecting anything or not (I got the call a week and a half ago, but nothing in the mail yet).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Clipse on January 21, 2007, 04:17:49 PM
kelly, I'm trying to figure out the same thing. I missed the call, and got an e-mail that didn't mention money. My LSAT is a bit higher than that though, so if people in the 167 range got money, I'm hoping I did as well. I wish they'd send it out sooner than Wed though.

Yeah, no mention of money here either. I'm hoping that the trend of 167+ scholarships continues.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 04:25:25 PM
Someone with a 3.2 index just posted his acceptance (2.61GPA/175LSAT) with a full ride.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Clipse on January 21, 2007, 04:26:40 PM
Someone with a 3.2 index just posted his acceptance (2.61GPA/175LSAT) with a full ride.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself)

Looks like they're trying to raise their LSAT range w/ big money offers
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 04:42:05 PM
someone w/ that kind of split is more likely to matriculate than someone with, for example, a 175/3.3 as the higher GPA is likely to get into several T14s whereas the <3.0 might not.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 21, 2007, 04:42:35 PM
Someone with a 3.2 index just posted his acceptance (2.61GPA/175LSAT) with a full ride.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mumbling2myself)

Looks like they're trying to raise their LSAT range w/ big money offers

I don't know why they offered me the scholarship they did...  The dean told me to expect letters soon, so I'll post if there's any explanation included.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 21, 2007, 05:18:17 PM
At first I was thinking of canceling my February retake.. if I improved enough would I be able to get a scholarship? I think I can beat a 166... I didn't really prepare that much when I took it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 21, 2007, 05:20:32 PM
At first I was thinking of canceling my February retake.. if I improved enough would I be able to get a scholarship? I think I can beat a 166... I didn't really prepare that much when I took it.

You're a low GPA splitter, right? If so, obviously a 175 would be enough for a full ride. It stands to reason that if you're a URM, maybe  a 170 could do the trick for you?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 21, 2007, 05:28:28 PM
Well my question whad more to do with if it's too late.  I already got accepted to GW.  If I called them at the end of February and said I got a 170 would they say "Oh that's great, have 100,000!" or would all of that scholarship money be allocated by then.  Does that make sense?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 21, 2007, 05:31:47 PM
Wow, congrats to everyone who got in today! On a Sunday- unbelievable!  Sadly I haven't missed any calls to my cell phone. I wonder when most of the 3.3 indexers will start to hear... please let it be soon!


Screw the 3.3s... I'm waiting for 3.1/PT...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 05:41:18 PM
Longshot, I'm with you man!!!!  I just hope our wait ends sooner than later.  With dedicated adcomms that work on Sundays, there may be hope for us soon.  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 05:57:02 PM
A part-timer on TLS got accepted today also.  She had a 151 LSAT (can't remember the GPA) and some pretty good soft factors.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=38684#38684 (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=38684#38684)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 06:25:28 PM
I know, that's what I thought.  I don't think she is a URM.  She hasn't mentioned it on any of her posts, and she is not on LSN.  Now I'm really going to be dissapointed if my 3.6/162 can't swing me in PT.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 21, 2007, 07:29:09 PM
GW definitely needs to give out some PT love! I applied late Dec, so it might still be early for me, if it ever happens at all. A 3.1 index was the average last year on LSN, so I am trying to be hopeful. If it doesn't happen, I am sure I will end up in the right place. It is exciting though to see people on the board so excited about their acceptances. Eeeep!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 21, 2007, 07:33:32 PM
I've got my fingers crossed for both of us.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 21, 2007, 07:47:53 PM
I know, that's what I thought.  I don't think she is a URM.  She hasn't mentioned it on any of her posts, and she is not on LSN.  Now I'm really going to be dissapointed if my 3.6/162 can't swing me in PT.

I'm pretty sure she says that she's hispanic in that TLS thread...

Anyway, yeah, I mean, GW is definitely one of my top picks, and while I'd love to get into the FT program, I would be really happy to get a call/email/letter letting me and my 3.1 index into PT.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 07:00:59 AM
edit: a PTer with a 3.0 index who applied 4 days before me got in (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=udon)... EEEEEK! Maybe this week will be the week :D

They have to let US in eventually, right?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: appletoon on January 22, 2007, 07:57:47 AM
I'm sorry if this has already been discussed.  I glanced through this thread and didn't see it, but I definitely didn't read all 30 pages:

Why is there only one GW rejection listed on LSN?  Is this a mistake?  Has GW started sending out rejections yet, and if so, why so few? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 22, 2007, 08:00:12 AM
they'll wait till all the auto-admits and target students are taken and send out dings en masse.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 22, 2007, 08:06:52 AM
I was away this weekend and just read the good news! Congrats everyone!

Perhaps Dean Richard told the adcomm to come in on Sunday because they were worried they might be snowed out of the office on Monday :-)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: bamf on January 22, 2007, 08:09:49 AM
I'm sorry if this has already been discussed.  I glanced through this thread and didn't see it, but I definitely didn't read all 30 pages:

Why is there only one GW rejection listed on LSN?  Is this a mistake?  Has GW started sending out rejections yet, and if so, why so few? 

a number of law schools will not start sending rejections until Feb, just so that they can get a true final look at their application pool.  It is not odd that many of the top schools have not rejected anyone outside of ED/EA.

Anyways all of you guys in this thread are constantly in my thoughts, I have my fingers crossed for all of you.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 08:19:59 AM
2.9 Index:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 22, 2007, 08:23:18 AM
2.9 Index:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil)


URM
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 08:36:43 AM
2.9 Index:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil)


URM

Still, is 2.9 an auto-admit for URM at GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 22, 2007, 08:37:50 AM
2.9 Index:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil)


URM

Still, is 2.9 an auto-admit for URM at GW?

A URM at their LSAT 75% is an auto-admit. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 22, 2007, 09:39:58 AM
Anyways all of you guys in this thread are constantly in my thoughts, I have my fingers crossed for all of you.


So sweet!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 22, 2007, 10:28:01 AM
bump

Anyone hear today?  I am getting so nervous!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 22, 2007, 10:32:04 AM
That's me; I also got a $20,000 scholarship.

I was raised with two siblings by a single parent who only managed to graduate high school.  My mother is a hairdresser.  While at UIUC she became very sick and it was pretty distressful being so far away.  I got good grades the first semester, when she got sick I got bad grades. I had to come back home in order to work full-time to help support the family. I worked hard to bring my GPA back up to what it is while working 50-60 hours every week. 

Initially had I sense of indignation when I read these posts, but thatís silly because Iíd feel the same way in your shoes. I offer this explanation because I feel compelled to point out that some minorities actually do go through really bad times or actually do come from backgrounds that actually have real socioeconomic disadvantages.  Thatís not to say that non-URMs donít go through the same thing.  Hopefully youíll at least find solace knowing that Iím not a Puerto Rican who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth who never had a single negative experience occur in their life. 

I donít agree that AA should go by race; I think itís too blunt and it isnít fair. There are plenty of non-URMs that experience the exact same type of hardships. 

I know itís not fair but I donít feel guilty.  Without a doubt if I didnít go through what I went through I would have done fine at UIUC, it wasnít a hard school.  I hope you guys get into GW, I really do.  I see how badly you guys want it and I know that the passion you have will continue to drive you guys when you attend law school. As for me Iím grateful that I was given a second chance in academics.


Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 10:44:55 AM
That's me; I also got a $20,000 scholarship.

I was raised with two siblings by a single parent who only managed to graduate high school.  My mother is a hairdresser.  While at UIUC she became very sick and it was pretty distressful being so far away.  I got good grades the first semester, when she got sick I got bad grades. I had to come back home in order to work full-time to help support the family. I worked hard to bring my GPA back up to what it is while working 50-60 hours every week. 

Initially had I sense of indignation when I read these posts, but thatís silly because Iíd feel the same way in your shoes. I offer this explanation because I feel compelled to point out that some minorities actually do go through really bad times or actually do come from backgrounds that actually have real socioeconomic disadvantages.  Thatís not to say that non-URMs donít go through the same thing.  Hopefully youíll at least find solace knowing that Iím not a Puerto Rican who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth who never had a single negative experience occur in their life. 

I donít agree that AA should go by race; I think itís too blunt and it isnít fair. There are plenty of non-URMs that experience the exact same type of hardships. 

I know itís not fair but I donít feel guilty.  Without a doubt if I didnít go through what I went through I would have done fine at UIUC, it wasnít a hard school.  I hope you guys get into GW, I really do.  I see how badly you guys want it and I know that the passion you have will continue to drive you guys when you attend law school. As for me Iím grateful that I was given a second chance in academics.




Please don't take offense to anything in this thread. When we're talking about people on LSN or anything like that, it's all numbers and only numbers. Everyone realizes there's more to law school admissions than just that, although we might not always show it. You clearly had a the kind of background/stats/etc. that GW was looking for, and I suspect you'll get into plenty of other great schools. Congrats! 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: BelleFille on January 22, 2007, 10:47:25 AM
Seconded.  Good look wherever you end up, and feel proud.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 11:07:41 AM
Okay, I'm confused...GW comes in on a Sunday to call, but doesn't do anything today?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Vick on January 22, 2007, 11:11:01 AM
unbelievable. gw just offered me 20,000 a year!!!!!!!!!!!
i can't believe i was accepted to full time the first place i had a 155 lsat and a 3.76 gpa.

URM?  I would kill for that scholarship.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: rogefer on January 22, 2007, 11:12:26 AM
yeah dude, i'm costa rican. i'm still in shock. best of luck to you guys!
roger.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on January 22, 2007, 11:13:33 AM
Okay, I'm confused...GW comes in on a Sunday to call, but doesn't do anything today?

We got an inch or 2 of snow here in DC yesterday. Translation: PANIC! APOCALYPSE! EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN!

he said, while typing from his fully functional computer at his fully operational job in the heart of DC, seemingly disproving any claims he had just made.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Vick on January 22, 2007, 11:14:48 AM
yeah dude, i'm costa rican. i'm still in shock. best of luck to you guys!
roger.

Congrats!  Your numbers put you at a 2.9 index.  I really, really, really hope I get that offer. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 11:16:10 AM
It seriously seems like EVERYONE accepted thus far is getting money...and not just a little, a TON.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 22, 2007, 11:16:17 AM
unbelievable. gw just offered me 20,000 a year!!!!!!!!!!!
i can't believe i was accepted to full time the first place i had a 155 lsat and a 3.76 gpa.

They are making a push to close in on G-Town.  Congrats!  Take that money and run.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on January 22, 2007, 11:20:53 AM
I went to William and Mary. The City of Williamsburg has a snow plow. A, singular, snow plow.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Vick on January 22, 2007, 11:27:13 AM
I got the call a week or so a go and a letter in the mail today to be a Presidential Merit Scholar, which is full tuition for 3 years and free housing for the first year. I'm definitely going!!!

That's incredible.  Congratulations! What are your numbers?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 11:27:26 AM
unbelievable. gw just offered me 20,000 a year!!!!!!!!!!!
i can't believe i was accepted to full time the first place i had a 155 lsat and a 3.76 gpa.

You should apply to some T14 schools. If GW offered you a scholarship like that w/ those numbers, there must be something really good in your file.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 22, 2007, 11:29:48 AM
I would think that the GW acceptance + money is comparable to a t14 offer with no money.  Top 50% class rank from GW can still earn top dollar working the private sector.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 11:30:43 AM
I would think that the GW acceptance + money is comparable to a t14 offer with no money.  Top 50% class rank from GW can still earn top dollar working the private sector.


I'd tend to agree, but there are plenty on here who'd say that you must always go to the highest ranked school regardless.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: paul1454 on January 22, 2007, 11:45:11 AM
When you send in your seat deposit, put in a good word for me  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: holydevil on January 22, 2007, 11:46:40 AM
I swear I heard someone say that GW was stingy with money. :P
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: m1 on January 22, 2007, 11:47:03 AM
I got the call almost two weeks ago now and still no package :(  If I get money at GW it will make the Vanderbilt/GW/BC/ND choice that much more difficult...ugh
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 11:51:23 AM
That's me; I also got a $20,000 scholarship.

I was raised with two siblings by a single parent who only managed to graduate high school.  My mother is a hairdresser.  While at UIUC she became very sick and it was pretty distressful being so far away.  I got good grades the first semester, when she got sick I got bad grades. I had to come back home in order to work full-time to help support the family. I worked hard to bring my GPA back up to what it is while working 50-60 hours every week. 

Initially had I sense of indignation when I read these posts, but thatís silly because Iíd feel the same way in your shoes. I offer this explanation because I feel compelled to point out that some minorities actually do go through really bad times or actually do come from backgrounds that actually have real socioeconomic disadvantages.  Thatís not to say that non-URMs donít go through the same thing.  Hopefully youíll at least find solace knowing that Iím not a Puerto Rican who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth who never had a single negative experience occur in their life. 

I donít agree that AA should go by race; I think itís too blunt and it isnít fair. There are plenty of non-URMs that experience the exact same type of hardships. 

I know itís not fair but I donít feel guilty.  Without a doubt if I didnít go through what I went through I would have done fine at UIUC, it wasnít a hard school.  I hope you guys get into GW, I really do.  I see how badly you guys want it and I know that the passion you have will continue to drive you guys when you attend law school. As for me Iím grateful that I was given a second chance in academics.




Ok, I officially like you. If I get in, you can be my law-school-buddy. You will be required to attend happy hour on a weekly basis and do at least one dead-on immitation of a stodgy old professor...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: kristen823 on January 22, 2007, 12:09:38 PM
  Re: Snow in DC, I almost got hit by a spinning SUV on I95 north of DC yesterday... fun stuff, SUV drivers seemed to be under the impression that 4 wheel drive meant they couldn't slide on ice- saw 3 or 4 of them in the grass on the side of the road.
I really hope I hear from GW soon! The scholarship offers so far have been amazing.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 22, 2007, 12:15:52 PM
I would just like to say that I love this thread!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: m1 on January 22, 2007, 12:16:44 PM
I wonder what Dean Richard's phone bill looks like  :o
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week?
Post by: Frizzy on January 22, 2007, 12:17:37 PM
Hi all.  I'm new but have been following this thread for weeks.

Given the unprecedented amount of money GW is offering to auto-admits, I wonder how this will affect target applicant admissions, if at all.  Any thoughts?  Might they admit fewer applicants from their traditional target range?  I've seen your speculation re fewer admits in general this year.

FWIW, I'm a 3.1 PT applicant.  Very anxious!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 22, 2007, 12:22:13 PM
good edit.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 12:36:01 PM
8 weeks of being complete was up for me well over a week ago.

Anyone else want to make some picket signs and go down to DC?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 22, 2007, 12:39:05 PM
I'm not sure when I went complete since I retook the LSAT in december, but I might be willing to picket anonymously...like wearing a mask and carrying no forms of identification that could be used to link the impatient picketing girl across the street to the brilliant lawyer-to-be suggested by my application.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 12:44:18 PM
I'm not sure when I went complete since I retook the LSAT in december, but I might be willing to picket anonymously...like wearing a mask and carrying no forms of identification that could be used to link the impatient picketing girl across the street to the brilliant lawyer-to-be suggested by my application.

Sure. We'll all wear those rubber Nixon masks... Deal? Who else?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 22, 2007, 12:57:38 PM
can we sue them while wearing our nixon masks?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 22, 2007, 01:09:45 PM
can we sue them while wearing our nixon masks?

that's only for suing duke.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 01:12:44 PM
can we sue them while wearing our nixon masks?

that's only for suing duke.

Agreed. I think suing GW requires a Lincoln mask.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 22, 2007, 01:14:16 PM
in other Washington law school news, WUSL apparently decided to finally do some accepting today ... (not me)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 22, 2007, 01:17:36 PM
can we sue them while wearing our nixon masks?

that's only for suing duke.

Agreed. I think suing GW requires a Lincoln mask.


Hmm haven't seen too many Lincoln masks around. Perhaps a fake beard and black hat... I forget what those kind of hats are called..
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Clipse on January 22, 2007, 01:18:51 PM
can we sue them while wearing our nixon masks?

that's only for suing duke.

Agreed. I think suing GW requires a Lincoln mask.


Hmm haven't seen too many Lincoln masks around. Perhaps a fake beard and black hat... I forget what those kind of hats are called..

Stovepipe hat
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kellykellygg on January 22, 2007, 01:47:11 PM
I got my GW acceptance package today. It had a nice handwritten note on the acceptance letter, but no scholarship offer. I'm curious to see if anyone else got a package today with a scholarship offer, because most of the people accepted when I was have similar stats. Anyone?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on January 22, 2007, 03:17:28 PM
Got the official letter from GW. It was nice with a hand-written note about my PS. No mention of money though. And I need money!  :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 22, 2007, 03:24:34 PM
Got the official letter from GW. It was nice with a hand-written note about my PS. No mention of money though. And I need money!  :'(

I'm sorry and quite surprised to hear that.  At this point I have no idea whether I'll get money.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: rogefer on January 22, 2007, 03:41:19 PM
i got my acceptance packet and a day later i got the 20k scholaship letter. the financial aid letter might be coming in the mail later.
good luck
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 22, 2007, 04:14:47 PM
So how many Nixon masks should I order?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kellykellygg on January 22, 2007, 04:27:38 PM
kelly, when did you get your phone call? I'm not expecting them to send my acceptance letter until Wed.

I got my phone call on January 11th. Also, does everyone get a hand-written note on there acceptance letter? Actually, I'd rather not know -- that way I can still feel special even if I'm not.  :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 22, 2007, 07:31:47 PM
I didn't know LSN exported to CSV. That provides for a much easier way to be neurotic.

Fun fact of the day, courtesy me discovering that. On average, those accepted in 2005 (not including those from the waitlist) waited 61.17 days from "sent" date to "decision" date.  So far in 2006, those accepted FT have waited an average of 61.95 days.

<-- has waited 87 days :o

csv? ???
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: 'tiki on January 22, 2007, 07:34:48 PM
Got the official letter from GW. It was nice with a hand-written note about my PS. No mention of money though. And I need money!  :'(

I didn't get the scholarship letter until a bit after the acceptance. I was definitely wondeirng why they would send me mail but was very pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 22, 2007, 07:39:59 PM
csv? ???
It's a common format for spreadsheets (comma-separated values). It's nice for making the computer do things with bulk data like LSN. I just typed something along the lines of =AVERAGE(decision-sent) to come up with those numbers rather than actually putting any effort into it.


How do you do it?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 23, 2007, 08:09:53 AM
Dear GW,

Today? Pretty Please?

Love,

BelleFille
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 11:51:36 AM
I think there should be a new GW policy enacted where all of the people who are religiously posting in this thread are accepted, since we obviously all love G-Dub!!!!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 23, 2007, 11:53:26 AM
No news today? Anyone?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 12:04:05 PM
No news today? Anyone?

I know seriously, yesterday at this time there had been numerous phone calls.  It's 3 pm over there, whats going on?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 23, 2007, 12:15:38 PM
No news today? Anyone?

I know seriously, yesterday at this time there had been numerous phone calls.  It's 3 pm over there, whats going on?

And it's not just GW, every school has been quiet today.  I bet they're on vacation.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 23, 2007, 12:30:30 PM
So far nothing here. I might decide to cry if I don't get any law school decisions this week.

I'm at work, so my snail-mailbox is still in play, technically, but the really awesome schools all call or email.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 23, 2007, 01:05:41 PM
Noooooooooooobody knows the trouble Ive seen
Noooooooooooobody knows my sorrow.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 01:12:47 PM
Noooooooooooobody knows the trouble Ive seen
Noooooooooooobody knows my sorrow.

::gets lighter, ahem I mean cell phone out::  after all the cell phone is the new lighter, and it will serve the duel purpose of being available when adcomms call me (now call!)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: RoadRunner5 on January 23, 2007, 01:15:38 PM
Does anyone else have the nagging suspicion that a lot of reject envelopes are being sealed today, to be shipped out with tmrw's promised batch of acceptance packages...?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 01:18:53 PM
Does anyone else have the nagging suspicion that a lot of reject envelopes are being sealed today, to be shipped out with tmrw's promised batch of acceptance packages...?

Yeah, I feel it too.

(sigh) unfortunately yes I feel it...I also feel an ulcer coming on
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 01:19:28 PM
...Michigan and Northwestern sent out acceptances today, and they are being mentioned in the Accepted Post...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 23, 2007, 01:35:15 PM
Maybe they have a larger number of acceptances to hand out in the next batch.  Like, I guess, if they finished awarding out scholarships and they moved to normal acceptances.  Is it reasonable to assume that the number people receiving scholarships are generally less relative to those who are not? 

It's definitely crunch time and I'm sure they have yet to hand out a majority of the acceptances right? There doesn't seem to be too many accepts on LSN ( I understand LSN isn't completely representative, thanks)

I hope I don't sound like a jerk, I'm just trying to help to keep that glass half full. 

Good luck. 

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on January 23, 2007, 01:37:54 PM

I hope I don't sound like a jerk, I'm just trying to help to keep that glass half full. 

Good luck. 



..anything that keeps me optimistic is welcome
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 23, 2007, 01:40:18 PM
Agreed.  I don't think we can predict what is coming our way from GW just yet.  Lets stay optimistic.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: myconfessions on January 23, 2007, 02:34:22 PM
hey guys,

I was able to get through to GWU admissions today.  I am a part time applicant with an LSAT at the median score, and a GPA that is in the 90th percentile or so.  Anyway, I called and asked for the status of my application (which I submitted in October), and they told me that my file hadn't even been reviewed yet, and it would be another 4-6 weeks before I received a decision.  Looks like they are taking their time this year.  Good luck to everyone. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 23, 2007, 02:56:07 PM
hey guys,

I was able to get through to GWU admissions today.  I am a part time applicant with an LSAT at the median score, and a GPA that is in the 90th percentile or so.  Anyway, I called and asked for the status of my application (which I submitted in October), and they told me that my file hadn't even been reviewed yet, and it would be another 4-6 weeks before I received a decision.  Looks like they are taking their time this year.  Good luck to everyone. 

Ok... Soooo... Is it time to put on the Nixon masks or what? 4-6 more weeks is DEFINITELY more than the 8 week quasi-guarantee.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 23, 2007, 03:35:27 PM
Dang it! I applied in December!

BUT I am willing to bet that they don't go through them by date received, but who knows. I bet the index number is the thing, for the most part. Their website claims that applying early (like REALLY early) does not increase your chances AND that they do not begin reviewing applications until late December.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 23, 2007, 03:38:46 PM
yeah, i imagine they start their day each day with the 4.0s (or whatever the highest is) and work their way down. However low they get in a day is how low they get. They probably won't get to the lower index numbers until later on... maybe after the deadline has passed. And since Part timers are mostly lower index numbers, that may explain why we haven't seen many of those.

(maybe URM status changes things though)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 23, 2007, 04:19:29 PM
Have faith, folks... the decisions are a-commin. Opened my mailbox this evening and saw a big, thick dark yellow envelope from GW. Expecting the PARALEGALPWNAGE experienced by others, I approached this beast with caution. I walked up a few flights of stairs to my apartment, opened it, and to my amazement saw this: IN AT GW PT. BOOYAH. Nice handwritten note at the bottom from the dean, and a ton of other materials I haven't read just yet. Very psyched, and I'll be pulling for everyone else in this thread to see the same the next few days/weeks.

For those too lazy to click on my LSN, I'm 2.8/171 non URM, borderline nontrad with about half a decade's worth of experience in Congress. I applied at the end of October.




Sweet! That is great news! Congrats! Your LSAT is awesome! My index # at GW is a 3.1 on LSN/3.2 on my reports, so that makes me feel cautiously hopeful, but I know anything can happen with my crap LSAT (160).

Did you ever receive a phone call? Just curious!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 23, 2007, 04:56:55 PM
congrats DCB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 23, 2007, 05:10:20 PM
drpepr - If you look at last year's PT results on LSN, every single 3.2 applicant got in, I think. This didn't hold true in prior years, but 3.1s and 3.2s have more than decent shots PT. No phone call as far as I know, and no e-mail either... just the package in the mail. Good luck!

Congrats...when was it postmarked? Do you live in the DC area?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 23, 2007, 05:16:50 PM
drpepr - If you look at last year's PT results on LSN, every single 3.2 applicant got in, I think. This didn't hold true in prior years, but 3.1s and 3.2s have more than decent shots PT. No phone call as far as I know, and no e-mail either... just the package in the mail. Good luck!

Congrats...when was it postmarked? Do you live in the DC area?

The package appears to be postmarked Jan 19th. The letter itself is dated Jan. 17.

So far as geography goes, yes, I live in DC. In fact, I live a grand total of 2.69 miles from their admissions office according to mapquest. I'm surprised its even that far...

Well I guess I'll pray that something's en route for me. Congrats again!

Oh, and for those of you who are into GW speculation: notice that his package was dated on a Wednesday... 8)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 23, 2007, 05:22:39 PM
Aha!!! Wednesdays! Message to GW: We've got you right where we want you!

Ok, maybe not. Wednesday does seem to be their day. Get their sh*t together Mon and Tues...sounds about right.

GW speculation is fun! I don't know why.....it just is! I don't even know if I could realistically afford it anyway. Sigh.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 23, 2007, 05:47:20 PM
Congrats DCB. It's interesting that you're the first person to hear by something other than phone or email...now we need to be on the lookout for all three types! LOL

anxiety: +1
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hegemon on January 23, 2007, 05:47:44 PM
Given that I applied last night, when should I expect a decision? They already requested my LSDAS report.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 23, 2007, 05:58:55 PM
Given that I applied last night, when should I expect a decision? They already requested my LSDAS report.

easy sailor. You'll have to jump ahead of bwilliams, prof., jetsboy, longshot, and.................. If you hear before them, they might come looking for you!

Seriously tho, if you follow this thread, you'll learn that none of us have an inkling as to when u should expect a decision.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 23, 2007, 06:00:40 PM
GW is so strange. I guess if they mailed out any other PT stuff to non-DC people they should be getting it tomorrow or so.

Or anything else, for that matter. Gah...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 23, 2007, 06:03:37 PM
Have faith, folks... the decisions are a-commin. Opened my mailbox this evening and saw a big, thick dark yellow envelope from GW. Expecting the PARALEGALPWNAGE experienced by others, I approached this beast with caution. I walked up a few flights of stairs to my apartment, opened it, and to my amazement saw this: IN AT GW PT. BOOYAH. Nice handwritten note at the bottom from the dean, and a ton of other materials I haven't read just yet. Very psyched, and I'll be pulling for everyone else in this thread to see the same the next few days/weeks.

For those too lazy to click on my LSN, I'm 2.9/171 non URM, borderline nontrad with about half a decade's worth of experience in Congress. I applied at the end of October.


A 3.2 index is auto-admit for GW PT, I think. Plus your soft factors... Still doesn't leave me feeling confident. I'd love to be surprised by a big ole yellow envelope.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 23, 2007, 06:13:10 PM
Given that I applied last night, when should I expect a decision? They already requested my LSDAS report.

easy sailor. You'll have to jump ahead of bwilliams, prof., jetsboy, longshot, and.................. If you hear before them, they might come looking for you!

Seriously tho, if you follow this thread, you'll learn that none of us have an inkling as to when u should expect a decision.

Seriously, no line-cutting. Even though the line doesn't move at all.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 23, 2007, 06:28:07 PM
Not to hijack, but....

I got a call the 12th telling me my acceptance package was going out the following Tuesday (which would be the 16th).  I still haven't received it and am thinking about calling tomorrow morning.  Think I've waited long enough?  Or should I wait until the end of the week?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 23, 2007, 07:33:28 PM
DCB2006 -- I am so happy for you!  Lets hope more good news is on the way for everyone in this thread!

And I am so happy you picked up the nod to Spaceballs.  May the Schwartz be with you.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 23, 2007, 08:26:12 PM
It works for me.  There isn't much info there as of yet, but there are a few discussion boards (with 2-3 posts or so at most)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 23, 2007, 08:37:01 PM
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All it asks for is your LSAC number and your birthday. I kind of want to type in my stuff and see what it says but I'm a bit fearful it will all of a sudden turn into one of those internet Flash movies where the demon jumps out and screams "DENIED! REJECTED! YOU DARED TO TRY TO FIND OUT IN ADVANCE AND NOW YOU ARE DOOMED!"

Oh, wow. Someone should try. I suppose if a decision has already been made, there's no way of telling if you got the envelope yet.

I haven't recieved my envelope yet, just a call (on Sun.).  It was nice to be able to log in, reinforce that the call was real and not wishful thinking.  The dean said my letter would be mailed on wed (tommorow) so they must be updating the computer as they make decisions, not when they send out letters.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kellykellygg on January 23, 2007, 09:20:17 PM
I got my call on the 11th, and received my acceptance packet yesterday. So I'd say you should probably wait a few more days before calling.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 23, 2007, 09:24:27 PM
thanks, I'll wait until Friday
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: rogefer on January 23, 2007, 09:33:31 PM
yeah, it took like 2 weeks from the time i got the call form gw to the time i got the stuff in the mail.
i don't know if other schools do it, but there was a neat postcard where you circle your t shirt size and send it back to them. they said they'd start sending t-shirts -free- starting in march.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 04:40:12 AM
Is everyone here who *hasn't* been accepted to nervous to try that login thing?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 05:54:03 AM
I was so excited that I would get something from GW on Wednesday I didn't realize they would be shipping it on Wednesday.  I also feel pretty sad that I didn't any of the paralegal material so I can properly weigh my options.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 06:27:12 AM
Given that you have to register I am a little antsy to do it!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 24, 2007, 06:27:36 AM
Is everyone here who *hasn't* been accepted to nervous to try that login thing?

what login thing?  ???
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: butterz on January 24, 2007, 06:29:54 AM
I'm pretty fearless so I went ahead and tried to register...they didn't recognize my LSAC account number  :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: butterz on January 24, 2007, 06:32:09 AM
Is everyone here who *hasn't* been accepted to nervous to try that login thing?

what login thing?  ???

Admitted Students Portal
https://ssl.law.gwu.edu/Admit/
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 24, 2007, 06:54:26 AM
Record not found.  :(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 24, 2007, 07:29:11 AM
Just got an email from GW with scholarship offer.

Also, it said my acceptance package was sent yesterday.  For those accepted over the weekend, you could expect your packages a little earlier than you expected.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 07:33:11 AM
Congrats.  I am very happy for you and very jealous. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 07:35:33 AM
Also, for those who received acceptance packages -- was it to your temp or perm address?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 24, 2007, 07:59:06 AM
Just got an email from GW with scholarship offer.

Also, it said my acceptance package was sent yesterday.  For those accepted over the weekend, you could expect your packages a little earlier than you expected.

Same here. Blown away by the scholarship offer. Sigur, what do you make of the 2/22 deadline for housing notification? If you don't let them know by then, do you still get the full tuition?

This would be really difficult to turn down. Graduating with virtually no debt, from a great school...

You got the same offer? Congrats!  I'm absolutely blown away.  This definitely puts GW in my number one position.  The housing offer, unfortunately, might not work for me.  I'm married and I'd kind of like my own apartment.  I'm going to call later today and ask if they can work with me in that matter.
I'm sure you'd still get the full tuition if you don't let them know by then, but it's worth calling around and asking a few questions.  Let me know what you find out. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on January 24, 2007, 08:05:20 AM
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The housing offer, unfortunately, might not work for me.  I'm married and I'd kind of like my own apartment.  I'm going to call later today and ask if they can work with me in that matter.

Take it and give it to some of us unfortunate souls who will receive nothing!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: r85 on January 24, 2007, 08:09:39 AM
Also, for those who received acceptance packages -- was it to your temp or perm address?

It came to my current (temp) address.

Didn't receive a scholarship e-mail though.   :(  Doesn't GW also send scholarship info through snail mail?  I thought I remember someone getting an actual letter.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 08:14:21 AM
I think GW hates me :-(

Dee what are your numbers?

Congrats, the full tuition scholarship is wonderful! And thanks for the mailing address update.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 24, 2007, 08:14:44 AM
My scholarship came via snail mail to my current address
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hey Now on January 24, 2007, 08:15:14 AM
Any other presumptive auto-admits who have not been admitted?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 08:17:55 AM
Any other presumptive auto-admits who have not been admitted?

I dont think they have gotten to all of the December high scorers yet.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hey Now on January 24, 2007, 08:21:00 AM
I need to block this board... I'm usually so laid back, but this place makes me beyond neurotic.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 08:28:30 AM
Agreed :-)

I feel like a desperate girl waiting for that special boy to call.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 24, 2007, 08:31:20 AM
Agreed :-)

I feel like a desperate girl waiting for that special boy to call.

Yeah, that's pretty much the feeling
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 24, 2007, 08:51:49 AM
Just got an email from GW with scholarship offer.

Also, it said my acceptance package was sent yesterday.  For those accepted over the weekend, you could expect your packages a little earlier than you expected.

Same here. Blown away by the scholarship offer. Sigur, what do you make of the 2/22 deadline for housing notification? If you don't let them know by then, do you still get the full tuition?

This would be really difficult to turn down. Graduating with virtually no debt, from a great school...

You got the same offer? Congrats!  I'm absolutely blown away.  This definitely puts GW in my number one position.  The housing offer, unfortunately, might not work for me.  I'm married and I'd kind of like my own apartment.  I'm going to call later today and ask if they can work with me in that matter.
I'm sure you'd still get the full tuition if you don't let them know by then, but it's worth calling around and asking a few questions.  Let me know what you find out. 

I did, thanks. And congrats to you too! It would take an awful lot to turn this down.

I think I'm kind of in the same boat on the housing. It seems like a typical dorm, and I'd much rather have my own apartment. I'll definitely be contacting them and asking about this. I wanted to wait for the actual letter to see if there is a GPA requirement for the tuition. The e-mail didn't mention it. I'm still just in shock.

I'll live in a dorm room if its for free. Hell, I'd live in a dorm as long as it was cheap.

God I wish GW loved me back...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 24, 2007, 08:54:22 AM
Not to hijack, but....

I got a call the 12th telling me my acceptance package was going out the following Tuesday (which would be the 16th).  I still haven't received it and am thinking about calling tomorrow morning.  Think I've waited long enough?  Or should I wait until the end of the week?

I got the call on the 12th and just received the package yesterday. I say wait.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: chilyonily on January 24, 2007, 09:11:32 AM

 
I'll live in a dorm room if its for free. Hell, I'd live in a dorm as long as it was cheap.

God I wish GW loved me back...

I'd love any type of free housing! But at this point, I'd also love a plain old acceptance. I sent in my app in early-mid November and I thought my numbers were good for GW. Now I'm starting to wonder if I screwed up something in the application. Please call me, G-dub!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ljskate273 on January 24, 2007, 09:44:19 AM
please let me in GW!! you can pick any form of communication you would like, just please let me in! i sent my application in early november, and now i'm really getting paranoid that i messed something up, or that GW's numbers have drastically changed and i'm no longer in their range or something....
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 24, 2007, 10:33:56 AM
Yea me too, though I got into Fordham today by email and their admitted students page won't recognize me either. So there's still hope!

Record not found.  :(
Me too! You guys convinced me to try. Oh well.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 10:39:05 AM
I was actually considering withdrawing from Fordham since I got into GW.  Fordham, as far as I know, doesn't offer housing on-campus or close to campus.  I won't work BIGLAW in New York (too maniac for me).  GW seems to be more prestigious that Fordham. Would there be any plus to Fordham over GW that I'm overlooking? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 10:40:48 AM
I was actually considering withdrawing from Fordham since I got into GW.  Fordham, as far as I know, doesn't offer housing on-campus or close to campus.  I won't work BIGLAW in New York (too maniac for me).  GW seems to be more prestigious that Fordham. Would there be any plus to Fordham over GW that I'm overlooking? 

no.  BIGLAW in NY is the only reason to choose Fordham over GW.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 10:43:47 AM
I decided that the best way to fill the void that GW has left within me is to fill it with McDonalds.  I am eating a crapload of junk.

And, the only reason I am still seriously considering Fordham over GW is because I really love NYC.  If you don't , Id say go with GW
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 11:24:37 AM
In via phone.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 24, 2007, 11:28:36 AM
In via phone.

Congrats!

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 11:31:48 AM
Prelaw, numbers?

Congrats!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 11:34:41 AM
Prelaw, numbers?

Congrats!

thanks.  GPA = median, LSAT > 75%
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 11:36:48 AM
And so it begins...


Congrats Prelaw!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 11:39:06 AM
Prelaw, numbers?

Congrats!

thanks.  GPA = median, LSAT > 75%
Awesome, congrats! My numbers were close to yours and I got the scholarship, so you might wanna be on the lookout for that too.

And the more I read about the aston, the more I like it. It's going to be only law school housing next year, which is kinda cool.



Thanks.  Yeah, I'm very curious to find out about potential money, especially after seeing the offers other people are getting.  
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 24, 2007, 11:45:18 AM
In via phone.

Congrats! Ah first of the day. Now, does that admitted students login work for you?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: legally law on January 24, 2007, 11:52:52 AM
Regarding housing (the Aston), are you finding roommates who go to GW or are you going to live by yourselves?  Just wondering what others are doing b/c my one bedroom in Chicago costs a few hundred dollars less than a small studio in DC.  I'm not sure if I want to get a roommate, but I might have to in order to offset the costs :(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 24, 2007, 11:58:02 AM
In via phone.

Congrats! Ah first of the day. Now, does that admitted students login work for you?


Thanks.  Still doesn't work, I'm guessing they put a significant lag between the phone call and your access so they don't accidentally allow applicants to see they've been admitted beforehand.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 24, 2007, 12:04:07 PM
ok, so i just finally made an LSN and all that even though i've been stalking for awhile. I'm dying to hear from GW but recieved the ol' "no record found" on the site
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 24, 2007, 12:05:09 PM
welcome 2 the clawb.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 12:10:48 PM
welcome 2 the clawb.

Nice.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 24, 2007, 12:18:01 PM
welcome 2 the clawb.

Nice.

I hate myself for that. ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: EEtoJD on January 24, 2007, 12:18:29 PM
tag (supa-late)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 12:20:45 PM
What does tag mean?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 12:24:37 PM
I've been kinda wondering what tag means as well...

Welcome to our little thread!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 24, 2007, 12:26:39 PM
What does tag mean?

To "tag" a thread means to post in the thread so you can track it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 24, 2007, 12:40:04 PM
good thing i waited to call the admissions office- got the package today with a nice personalized note from the Dean, although no $$$ offer.  did anyone else get merit aid after receiving their package?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 24, 2007, 12:42:44 PM
I just realized something- this morning I was checking this thread and it was back in page 37 or something...think we're obsessed with GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 24, 2007, 12:49:00 PM
I just realized something- this morning I was checking this thread and it was back in page 37 or something...think we're obsessed with GW?

Totally! And you know, while I would love to go to GW, I wouldn't be surprised/devastated if I got rejected. I just like having other people to chat with about this whole experience. Since GW has been sporadically active, they are fun to follow.

We are all so hyper and nerdy. It is great.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 24, 2007, 12:49:38 PM
What does tag mean?

To "tag" a thread means to post in the thread so you can track it.
Why do people do this instead of clicking the notify button? Seems like more work. Or is it also supposed to show the other posters that they're being watched by so and so?

That does seem like a better idea.  In that case, I don't know why people tag threads.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 12:52:47 PM
I will not be getting a decision until late March-early April, I don't think. GW's holding my file for the Feb. LSAT (and yes, I did inform them, although I didn't ask them to hold it because at the time I was just inquiring about it).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 24, 2007, 12:54:43 PM
haha, clawb.

so i had my lunch break at work and forgot to ask... is my LSN link showing up on my profile? i dont see it
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 24, 2007, 12:55:51 PM
lawbster: no, not there

Jetsboy: did u call them to find this out?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bchoi on January 24, 2007, 01:04:17 PM
blaaaahhhhhh I haven't even gotten a complete notice from them and I applied in the middle of dec. Grrrrrrrrrrreat... I've heard complete notices from all my schools but GW.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 01:05:31 PM
I applied in October and I called today to check my status.  Apparently I wont hear for another 4-6 weeks :(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 01:06:06 PM
I applied in October and I called today to check my status.  Apparently I wont hear for another 4-6 weeks :(

I think they probably tell that to everyone who calls in.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 24, 2007, 01:08:24 PM
guess im glad i didn't call in... does anyone know if GW is more interested in GPA then LSAT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 01:09:22 PM
Look at the decisions thus far.  LSAT has never been so high as it is this cycle at GW. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 24, 2007, 01:10:37 PM
yea, it seems like everyone on this thread has a great gpa too...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 01:12:05 PM
For those of you freaking out about GW, my good friend has ~168/3.6-3.7 and applied the same time as I did. Still no decision. That should, I hope, ease some of you up a bit.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 01:12:25 PM
A lot of applications cycle finish by the end of February.  A lot of waitlists are not ranked.  Be careful Jets.  It may actually hurt your chances to get in to wait if your numbers are good. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 01:15:30 PM
A lot of applications cycle finish by the end of February.  A lot of waitlists are not ranked.  Be careful Jets.  It may actually hurt your chances to get in to wait if your numbers are good. 

Gah...well, there's nothing I can do now. I was worried about this which is why I sent them the e-mail that I did. I DIDN'T want to put the hold in yet, because I was not 100% sure if retaking was the right thing. They just did it anyway...I mean, my numbers are okay for GW ordinarily, but no one w/ those numbers (non-URM) has gotten in thus far this cycle. I believe I'm close to an auto-admit for PT, so hopefully I could squeak into that if my LSAT-retake doesn't work out?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bchoi on January 24, 2007, 01:19:04 PM
yea, it seems like everyone on this thread has a great gpa too...

hahah I don't have one, that's for sure. at least you have heard from some schools, I should have applied more places.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 24, 2007, 01:25:46 PM
Glad to hear its just a line.  I still have hope that itll come before too long.

Jets, maybe you can call and tell them that you are not sure if you are going to take it yet and to not hold it just yet?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 24, 2007, 01:38:56 PM
Glad to hear its just a line.  I still have hope that itll come before too long.

Jets, maybe you can call and tell them that you are not sure if you are going to take it yet and to not hold it just yet?

Heh, I still had hope it would come today, but I've finally signed out of my gmail and put my cell phone away... :'( This cannot be healthy.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 02:37:20 PM
So are you pretty set on GW DCB?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: EEtoJD on January 24, 2007, 03:06:06 PM
What does tag mean?

To "tag" a thread means to post in the thread so you can track it.
Why do people do this instead of clicking the notify button? Seems like more work. Or is it also supposed to show the other posters that they're being watched by so and so?

That does seem like a better idea.  In that case, I don't know why people tag threads.

Notify emails you. This is just so it'll show in your "unread posts" list.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 24, 2007, 04:07:58 PM
Jetsboy... you don't need to retake on GW's account... 3.3 index, I'm pretty sure you'd be in FT.

As for me... Well, they don't call me Captain Longshot for no reason.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 24, 2007, 04:28:21 PM
You got deferred at University of Pennsylvania... your application obviously has merit.  You're also only about .1 shy of their 25% GPA yet only 1 point away from their 75% LSAT.

I think you're in good shape. 

Your nemesis, Dr. Safety, might disagree however.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 24, 2007, 04:35:24 PM
penn state is not University of Penn.  There is a huge freaking difference.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 06:54:38 PM
A lot of applications cycle finish by the end of February.  A lot of waitlists are not ranked.  Be careful Jets.  It may actually hurt your chances to get in to wait if your numbers are good. 

Gah...well, there's nothing I can do now. I was worried about this which is why I sent them the e-mail that I did. I DIDN'T want to put the hold in yet, because I was not 100% sure if retaking was the right thing. They just did it anyway...I mean, my numbers are okay for GW ordinarily, but no one w/ those numbers (non-URM) has gotten in thus far this cycle. I believe I'm close to an auto-admit for PT, so hopefully I could squeak into that if my LSAT-retake doesn't work out?

Kind of a random question. If you retake in Feb and get a 170+, will you withdraw and redo the cycle again next year? With your GPA and the new policy, you could be going to Harvard.

I've learned that the LSAT is an unpredictable animal. Truth is, I have no idea what to expect. I know what I've scored at in the past, and I know what I earned in September. I have an idea of what I would've done in December under different circumstances, but in some ways those "circumstances" are part-in-parcel of the LSAT. With 170+, I'll have to mull my options over for sure. But in no way am I expecting that...hell, I'm not even sure I'll improve! One would think, though, by virtue of how much higher my practice range was that I'd do at least a bit better. *Optimistic Shrug*
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 06:57:14 PM
You got deferred at University of Pennsylvania... your application obviously has merit.  You're also only about .1 shy of their 25% GPA yet only 1 point away from their 75% LSAT.

I think you're in good shape. 

Your nemesis, Dr. Safety, might disagree however.

I was auto-deferred, although I probably would've been deferred anyway. That's not so much a testament to the strength of my app as it is   based on the fact almost no one got dinged EA there.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 24, 2007, 06:59:37 PM
Obviously catching up on past posts in this thread, lol...thanks for the input so far guys! So what should I do? I mean, GW's a school I really like, and I guess I WILL go ahead and retake but I don't like what this does for my chances. If I don't improve or (god forbid) have to cancel again due to some disaster will I be absolutely screwed there? I'd be fine going to BU (which is in the bag already), but based on some personal considerations (ok, fine, my girlfriend...lol) I'd like to have some more regional flexability.

I wonder if she'd be honored to know I mentioned her here, or just freaked out that I talk about this kind of stuff with my LSD brethren...?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 24, 2007, 08:24:26 PM
Obviously catching up on past posts in this thread, lol...thanks for the input so far guys! So what should I do? I mean, GW's a school I really like, and I guess I WILL go ahead and retake but I don't like what this does for my chances. If I don't improve or (god forbid) have to cancel again due to some disaster will I be absolutely screwed there? I'd be fine going to BU (which is in the bag already), but based on some personal considerations (ok, fine, my girlfriend...lol) I'd like to have some more regional flexability.

I wonder if she'd be honored to know I mentioned her here, or just freaked out that I talk about this kind of stuff with my LSD brethren...?

I got into GW.. non URM with a 3.2 index when I applied (now its a 3.3). I'm a high LSAT splitter, but my GPA is um... not so hot. I am pretty positive you'll get in, they're just taking a bit longer because they're mean like that. I'm pulling for you - Good Luck!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 05:41:49 AM
Obviously catching up on past posts in this thread, lol...thanks for the input so far guys! So what should I do? I mean, GW's a school I really like, and I guess I WILL go ahead and retake but I don't like what this does for my chances. If I don't improve or (god forbid) have to cancel again due to some disaster will I be absolutely screwed there? I'd be fine going to BU (which is in the bag already), but based on some personal considerations (ok, fine, my girlfriend...lol) I'd like to have some more regional flexability.

I wonder if she'd be honored to know I mentioned her here, or just freaked out that I talk about this kind of stuff with my LSD brethren...?

I'd call or email them and ask them these questions. It can't hurt to be honest, and I think you have a very solid chance of getting in as is, especially P/T but also F/T. On the plus side, with your GPA, if you raised your score to say a 168 or higher, I would think you'd be a shoe-in for big buck scholarship $$ like others have been getting. Especially when others that have gotten these offers decline them to seek greener pastures. However, like you said, God forbid something tragic happens and they hold your app only to see a 158 (which I doubt will happen, just being hypothetical). That might end up working against you. Express this fear to them and hopefully someone will give u an honest answer about the potential outcomes.

My GF would definitely look at me funny if I were to talk about her in here, but then again, I look at her funny for shopping online for handbags all day.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: coffee girl on January 25, 2007, 08:13:31 AM
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Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 08:18:04 AM
Obviously catching up on past posts in this thread, lol...thanks for the input so far guys! So what should I do? I mean, GW's a school I really like, and I guess I WILL go ahead and retake but I don't like what this does for my chances. If I don't improve or (god forbid) have to cancel again due to some disaster will I be absolutely screwed there? I'd be fine going to BU (which is in the bag already), but based on some personal considerations (ok, fine, my girlfriend...lol) I'd like to have some more regional flexability.

I wonder if she'd be honored to know I mentioned her here, or just freaked out that I talk about this kind of stuff with my LSD brethren...?

I'd call or email them and ask them these questions. It can't hurt to be honest, and I think you have a very solid chance of getting in as is, especially P/T but also F/T. On the plus side, with your GPA, if you raised your score to say a 168 or higher, I would think you'd be a shoe-in for big buck scholarship $$ like others have been getting. Especially when others that have gotten these offers decline them to seek greener pastures. However, like you said, God forbid something tragic happens and they hold your app only to see a 158 (which I doubt will happen, just being hypothetical). That might end up working against you. Express this fear to them and hopefully someone will give u an honest answer about the potential outcomes.

My GF would definitely look at me funny if I were to talk about her in here, but then again, I look at her funny for shopping online for handbags all day.

LOL! Yeah, I might just call in...don't want to be annoying, though. I mean, if I'm retaking, I'm retaking. I just did 8 sets of logic games and got them all right, so that's a good sign I guess (I'm at a business conference of sorts, and don't have to really pay attention). Suggestion of the day: bring your LSAT stuff to work!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 08:48:36 AM

LOL! Yeah, I might just call in...don't want to be annoying, though. I mean, if I'm retaking, I'm retaking. I just did 8 sets of logic games and got them all right, so that's a good sign I guess (I'm at a business conference of sorts, and don't have to really pay attention). Suggestion of the day: bring your LSAT stuff to work!

Sounds like you're making progress. I'm not accomplishing much at all without a classroom for structure. I'll probably cancel my registration for the LSAT this weekend.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 09:16:12 AM
God, I feel like I just got the worst news ever. Well, no, the worst news would be a rejection. Second worst news ever.

I checked in and found that my file was listed as incomplete (incorrectly). I had all the requirements in to LSAC before I submitted... so I should've been complete as soon as they got it. I actually checked 2 weeks after applying as well, and they reviewed the physical file and said it was complete, though I guess the computer copy ended up saying otherwise.

They changed it so now my file says "complete" in the computer, but it seems fair to say that the committee hasn't reviewed it yet and the application I worked hard to get in early now has the same "oomph" as a late January applicant. Goes without saying I won't be hearing any time soon.

so sorry about that. That's b.s. They should give you priority track for review and decision now, especially since you had it in so early. How did you go about finding out? Keep your head up, I still think you'll get in!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 25, 2007, 09:22:50 AM
God, I feel like I just got the worst news ever. Well, no, the worst news would be a rejection. Second worst news ever.

I checked in and found that my file was listed as incomplete (incorrectly). I had all the requirements in to LSAC before I submitted... so I should've been complete as soon as they got it. I actually checked 2 weeks after applying as well, and they reviewed the physical file and said it was complete, though I guess the computer copy ended up saying otherwise.

They changed it so now my file says "complete" in the computer, but it seems fair to say that the committee hasn't reviewed it yet and the application I worked hard to get in early now has the same "oomph" as a late January applicant. Goes without saying I won't be hearing any time soon.


Now I am nervous! I emailed last week to make sure my file was complete, and they said yes, but what if they screwed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!

I am sorry that happened. That sucks, but I seriously doubt it will affect your chances. Unfortunately, it may affect your decision date. Ugh. I know that has to be frustrating.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 25, 2007, 09:37:02 AM
When I called in (anonymously) I wasn't treated very nicely a couple days ago, so I'm afraid to call back.

When I called I got Dean Richards.  She was nice.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 25, 2007, 09:47:19 AM
Anyone interested in an LSD bar night at McFaddens sometime?  For those of us really pulling for GW? Just a thought!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Penndude7 on January 25, 2007, 10:09:24 AM
Just called the office...they keep saying 4 weeks even though I went complete in October. The guy was a little annoyed when I politely mentioned that tidbit and told me they have 15,000 applications or so to go through. Ahhh....insanity!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: lflyer on January 25, 2007, 10:12:18 AM
The high LSAT splitters do seem to be dominating the acceptances so far.  However, I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum and I got the call last Friday afternoon.  Just wanted to give my fellow high GPA/low LSAT splitters some more hope.  Good Luck Guys.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 25, 2007, 10:13:28 AM
If I go to GW, which I probably will, I'd be all about LSD nights!

Anne Richards seems really nice, her only fault is that she isn't a Bears fan.

I'd say call them again.  I think it's fair to want to be properly informed about the application process... it's pretty important to you.

Yeah GW seems to really be pushing for a ranking improvement. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: rocksout247 on January 25, 2007, 10:17:49 AM
The high LSAT splitters do seem to be dominating the acceptances so far.  However, I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum and I got the call last Friday afternoon.  Just wanted to give my fellow high GPA/low LSAT splitters some more hope.  Good Luck Guys.

Hey, would you mind posting your numbers.  I'm kind of in the same position (higher GPA and lower LSAT), and I'm pretty much losing my mind waiting to hear from them.  Thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: rogefer on January 25, 2007, 10:44:20 AM
hey,
is there anyone that has been accepted, been offered financial aid and is not going to be attending? i spoke with dean richard, and she said that if specific people declined the offer, that she would try and give me part of that money to fulfill the rest of my need.
thanks a ton, and if you let me know i'll love you forever.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: lflyer on January 25, 2007, 10:48:01 AM
3.96/163.5 (you can call me pessimistic but I still think schools are unofficially averaging LSAT scores) My high LSAT score was a 165 which is around the median of recent years.  However, with the decisions that have been coming out, it seems likely that this number will be at the low end of this year's admitted pool.  To be honest, I was pretty surprised I got in after seeing the LSATs that were getting accepted and after Boston College (an easier school to gain admittance to this year in my opinion) waitlisted me. It has been an odd cycle to say the least.  
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 10:49:26 AM
When I called in (anonymously) I wasn't treated very nicely a couple days ago, so I'm afraid to call back.

What did you call about anonymously?

Anyone want to call anonymously and tell them to hurry up the decisions, because it's over 8 weeks and we're totally impatient now?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 25, 2007, 10:50:55 AM
3.96/163.5 (you can call me pessimistic but I still think schools are unofficially averaging LSAT scores) My high LSAT score was a 165 which is around the median of recent years.  However, with the decisions that have been coming out, it seems likely that this number will be at the low end of this year's admitted pool.  To be honest, I was pretty surprised I got in after seeing the LSATs that were getting accepted and after Boston College (an easier school to gain admittance to this year in my opinion) waitlisted me. It has been an odd cycle to say the least.  

a 165/3.9+ is a GW auto-admit.  not even close to borderline.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 25, 2007, 10:51:08 AM
When I called in (anonymously) I wasn't treated very nicely a couple days ago, so I'm afraid to call back.

What did you call about anonymously?

Anyone want to call anonymously and tell them to hurry up the decisions, because it's over 8 weeks and we're totally impatient now?

lol.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 11:03:03 AM
I'd be fine going to BU (which is in the bag already), but based on some personal considerations (ok, fine, my girlfriend...lol) I'd like to have some more regional flexability.

I wonder if she'd be honored to know I mentioned her here, or just freaked out that I talk about this kind of stuff with my LSD brethren...?
My GF would definitely look at me funny if I were to talk about her in here, but then again, I look at her funny for shopping online for handbags all day.
The significant others always come up I think. While I was, let's say, absolutely panicking this afternoon, it made think of what my boyfriend always says when I get like this. He jokes that I'm like a cat hanging upside-down from the ceiling with all its hair puffed out and screeching. I usually get the line "retract your claws and come down from the ceiling" and it makes me laugh and stop freaking out. Ah well... done and done.


AHHH. The S.O. is a strange beast. Fortunately for mine, I applied only recently, and have yet to begin to get riled up about my apps!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 25, 2007, 12:15:23 PM
It's hard to be content with the "we have many applications to review" comment when you see people who went complete months after you, who have GPAs below 3.0, and who got a decision before you, all because they did well on one standardized test.  I know how bitter that sounds, but... its not really accurate to say that I have to just wait my place in the queue when obviously the queue is shifting depending on the new shiny LSAT apps they get in.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 12:30:36 PM
I feel ya. It was pretty tough to see the first January applicant who's already got their acceptance go up on LSN.

Srsly.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 25, 2007, 12:33:44 PM
I feel ya. It was pretty tough to see the first January applicant who's already got their acceptance go up on LSN.

Srsly.

This is simply the nature of the beast.  Auto-admits get in right away and the school has to wait on everyone else to determine which target/borderline students to let in.  It makes sense that they do this.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ckragreeny on January 25, 2007, 12:34:13 PM
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Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2007, 01:02:51 PM
I did get admitted already (3.84, 168), and when I spoke with a Dean and more so from reading some stuff int heir accepted students packet, alumni magazine, etc...I think they are making a push to boost their statistics/prestige/US news ranking with this year's admissions cycle.  There's a lot of talk about getting more "outstanding students."

Just wanted to add my observation
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 01:06:38 PM
I did get admitted already (3.84, 168), and when I spoke with a Dean and more so from reading some stuff int heir accepted students packet, alumni magazine, etc...I think they are making a push to boost their statistics/prestige/US news ranking with this year's admissions cycle.  There's a lot of talk about getting more "outstanding students."

Just wanted to add my observation

I get this feeling too, based on their approach to admissions this year.  It would be nice to confirm with some concrete evidence.  I would be much more inclined to go there if I knew there was a concerted effort being made to improve the school's rep.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 01:08:28 PM
I just do not think they will do it by admitting more excellent people and less average people...they will simply get a lower yield rate. They have to improve something in order to attract people with 170+ LSATs to come, otherwise those folks are going to GTown and the T14.



Offering full tuition plus housing, which they have never done before, is a good start.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:09:26 PM
I just do not think they will do it by admitting more excellent people and less average people...they will simply get a lower yield rate. They have to improve something in order to attract people with 170+ LSATs to come, otherwise those folks are going to GTown and the T14.



I don't know if they have to "improve" something. I think throwing a lot of money at people is sufficient to lure people away from GTown and the T14. Browsing around these parts, you see a lot of people who have gotten into higher ranked schools seriously considering taking the GW offer. I think a lot of people will accept the scholarship offer.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 25, 2007, 01:09:40 PM
yeah from the looks of those "how do I turn this down" threads the free housing and full tuition is doing the trick...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:12:28 PM
Interesting side note: based on LSN, BU is offering a lot of full tuition scholarships too. Doesn't seem like they did so in previously years. My hypothesis? There's some new level of competition in that "tier" of schools which is leading to a new drive to attract overqualified candidates. Everyone's trying to improve a LOT. I think the new score rule might have something to do with this.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ljskate273 on January 25, 2007, 01:12:50 PM
it'd definitely be hard to turn down full tuition and housing...but please, GW, can you let some of us normal, non-170, non-3.8 people in please??
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on January 25, 2007, 01:13:40 PM
Interesting side note: based on LSN, BU is offering a lot of full tuition scholarships too. Doesn't seem like they did so in previously years. My hypothesis? There's some new level of competition in that "tier" of schools which is leading to a new drive to attract overqualified candidates. Everyone's trying to improve a LOT. I think the new score rule might have something to do with this.

I think fewer applicants might also be a reason. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 25, 2007, 01:14:49 PM
I don't see why people are turning down GW full rides.  It's like 135,000 but anything you end up borrowing to pay your tuition and housing will be paid with after tax dollars.  That 135k full ride from GW is worth more like 200k.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:15:48 PM
Interesting side note: based on LSN, BU is offering a lot of full tuition scholarships too. Doesn't seem like they did so in previously years. My hypothesis? There's some new level of competition in that "tier" of schools which is leading to a new drive to attract overqualified candidates. Everyone's trying to improve a LOT. I think the new score rule might have something to do with this.

I think fewer applicants might also be a reason. 

Perhaps so; anyone else care to speculate? I wonder if peer schools browse LSN. I mean, if I was at the admissions office at W+L or BU or BC (or Fordham, etc.) and I saw what GW was doing with their $$ offers I would know we'd have to step up our recruitment efforts as well to make our offer even MORE compelling.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 01:16:43 PM
yeah from the looks of those "how do I turn this down" threads the free housing and full tuition is doing the trick...

How do you think this stuff is going to affect PT admissions?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: EEtoJD on January 25, 2007, 01:18:38 PM
I don't see why people are turning down GW full rides.  It's like 135,000 but anything you end up borrowing to pay your loans will be with after tax dollars.  That 135k full ride form GW is worth more like 200k.

I don't think anyone's turning them down just yet (except maybe some Harvard acceptee's). I really can't imagine turning this down and having that much debt to deal with upon graduation. Yeah, 200k after three years of work is really appealing, but from what I hear it's like to work in firms like that, I'd rather be making 125k at an 1800 hour firm, and not have debt.

I'd turn it down for a CLS or NYU admit with small scholarships and need-based grants.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2007, 01:22:27 PM
Unless I get into Harvard or Stanford, or get some good merit from some t14s, I will probably take GW up on the full and housing.

I think they would get a lot of turn downs...but I bet more will take it than you realize...especially if people want to work in DC.  130,000 is a lot of money...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:25:31 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say 30-40% will take it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Frizzy on January 25, 2007, 01:25:46 PM
How do you think this stuff is going to affect PT admissions?
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Same question here.  PT stats aren't even reported for rankings, right?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2007, 01:29:03 PM
I agree with jetsboy.

I'm new here...what's PT mean here?

And like someone said a bit further up...knowing that they are making a big push to jump up in the rankings makes me more inclined to go there also.

But I am waiting on 10 more decisions (only heard from/accepted to 2 so far), so it could be a different ball game.  The fact that they made such an amazing offer early and have been so nice and willing to reach out with phone calls, etc...also really endears them to me.  I don't want to feel like just another number, even if, in actuality, I am.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2007, 01:37:35 PM
Congrats Jess!  Living in the Aston?  I am strongly considering taking it...maybe we'll be classmates
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: EEtoJD on January 25, 2007, 01:40:27 PM
I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

I mean, I'd take it over nothing or small bucks at T8 and lower. But Berkeley on up can probably get me with not too much. I'm not sure, though... I have a lot of thinking to do.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:42:54 PM
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I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

Yep it is a great school, but let's recall that the T14 has been the T14 for decades, while GWU used to be ranked many places behind where it is currently just ten years ago. It's definitely an up and comer but it doesn't have the reputation that a degree from Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, or Virginia will give you.




Since '95, the lowest it's ever been ranked is 25, and the average rank is 22.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 01:44:54 PM
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I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

Yep it is a great school, but let's recall that the T14 has been the T14 for decades, while GWU used to be ranked many places behind where it is currently just ten years ago. It's definitely an up and comer but it doesn't have the reputation that a degree from Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, or Virginia will give you.




I agree, you should ALL go to T14 schools. As a bonus side-effect of this, there will be room for me and Prof. SpaceJesus at GW.

WIN FOR EVERYONE!

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I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

Yep it is a great school, but let's recall that the T14 has been the T14 for decades, while GWU used to be ranked many places behind where it is currently just ten years ago. It's definitely an up and comer but it doesn't have the reputation that a degree from Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, or Virginia will give you.




Since '95, the lowest it's ever been ranked is 25, and the average rank is 22.

Where do you get that from? I haven't been able to find historical rankings anywhere. Do you have every USNews since 1995 or something?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 01:46:01 PM
Quote
I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

Yep it is a great school, but let's recall that the T14 has been the T14 for decades, while GWU used to be ranked many places behind where it is currently just ten years ago. It's definitely an up and comer but it doesn't have the reputation that a degree from Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, or Virginia will give you.




I agree, you should ALL go to T14 schools. As a bonus side-effect of this, there will be room for me and Prof. SpaceJesus at GW.

WIN FOR EVERYONE!

Quote
I got the full scholarship and housing offer and I'm taking it over T14 acceptances. I really just don't feel like it's that big of a deal in the long run...I mean 130,000 is quite the discount. And it's still a good school...

Yep it is a great school, but let's recall that the T14 has been the T14 for decades, while GWU used to be ranked many places behind where it is currently just ten years ago. It's definitely an up and comer but it doesn't have the reputation that a degree from Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, or Virginia will give you.




Since '95, the lowest it's ever been ranked is 25, and the average rank is 22.

Where do you get that from? I haven't been able to find historical rankings anywhere. Do you have every USNews since 1995 or something?

I don't have the link, but I'm sure someone else here does. There's an excel document with all this data.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 01:46:39 PM
Also, check out this site

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_school_rankings__1987_1999

GW has been below 25 only once.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 02:01:47 PM
Its not so much being able to make up the debt at a lower T14, but about having similar prospects and no debt at GW.  If you get the full scholarship with a 170/3.75 - you have all of the tools to finish at least comfortably within the top third at GW, and realistically much higher, which will get you BIGLAW and good clerkships.  It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.  Bottom line, if you are the type of student who gets a full scholarship to GW you should be graduating in the top 25% of the class with similar exit options to those graduating from higher ranked schools.  And you can do it for free.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 02:07:42 PM
Its not so much being able to make up the debt at a lower T14, but about having similar prospects and no debt at GW.  If you get the full scholarship with a 170/3.75 - you have all of the tools to finish at least comfortably within the top third at GW, and realistically much higher, which will get you BIGLAW and good clerkships.  It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.  Bottom line, if you are the type of student who gets a full scholarship to GW you should be graduating in the top 25% of the class with similar exit options to those graduating from higher ranked schools.  And you can do it for free.



I can't agree with that. Although you say you don't like the "you never know how you'll do" argument, it's kinda true so far as law school goes and has nothing to do with confidence or ability. There's greater competition in law school, and some people may not be used to the workload or be able to negotiate it as well as they'd like to think.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 02:14:14 PM
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It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.

It has nothing to do with confidence in your capabilities. Law school is tough, and someone who got a 3.75/170 is no more likely to perform better at GWU than someone who got a 167/3.5.



I think almost every adcomm would disagree with you on that, perhaps with the exception of Cooley.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: butterz on January 25, 2007, 02:18:23 PM
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It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.

It has nothing to do with confidence in your capabilities. Law school is tough, and someone who got a 3.75/170 is no more likely to perform better at GWU than someone who got a 167/3.5.



I think almost every adcomm would disagree with you on that, perhaps with the exception of Cooley.

What about a 2.9/170 vs. a 3.5/165?  Seriously sounds like GW might be on the verge of becoming a LSAT whore for rankings sake and nothing else. and I don't think it will likely work out well for them since there in such close proximity to Georgetown and DC just doesn't have a huge market outside of government work and GW is somewhat regional and in DC Georgetown will forever be considered the better school.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 02:21:04 PM
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It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.

It has nothing to do with confidence in your capabilities. Law school is tough, and someone who got a 3.75/170 is no more likely to perform better at GWU than someone who got a 167/3.5.



I think almost every adcomm would disagree with you on that, perhaps with the exception of Cooley.

What about a 2.9/170 vs. a 3.5/165?  Seriously sounds like GW might be on the verge of becoming a LSAT whore for rankings sake and nothing else. and I don't think it will likely work out well for them since there in such close proximity to Georgetown and DC just doesn't have a huge market outside of government work and GW is somewhat regional and in DC Georgetown will forever be considered the better school.

They might be going for a closer comparison, such as Columbia/NYU and UCLA/USC.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 02:21:44 PM
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It comes down to: how much are you willing to pay for prestige.  I don't like the whole "you don't know how you're going to do at law school so go to the highest ranked one" argument because it assumes you have no knowledge or confidence in your capabilities.

It has nothing to do with confidence in your capabilities. Law school is tough, and someone who got a 3.75/170 is no more likely to perform better at GWU than someone who got a 167/3.5.



I think almost every adcomm would disagree with you on that, perhaps with the exception of Cooley.

I do think the 170/3.75 would be more likely to perform better than the 167/3.5, but that's just based on statistics and is by no means infallible. I don't think it's a forgone conclusion that a 170/3.75 is "set" which is what I think Jesus was trying to say.

Ultimately, your numbers serve as predictors of success, but are neither necessary nor sufficient for it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 25, 2007, 02:22:54 PM
I would just like to interrupt quickly and say how unbelievably nice and helpful Dean Richard is. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 25, 2007, 02:29:51 PM
I have a hard time believing that a 2.9/ 170 will do better than a 3.9/164.  Yes, the LSAT is standardized, so adcomms and US news trust it more as the "single greatest predictor of first year success, etc."  However, that 2.9 has proven that they havent applied themselves in the past.  And Law school is MUCH harder than UG and requires diligence, not just smarts (or ability to keep cool during standardized tests).  The fact that GW will admit people with a sub-3.0 GPA before admitting people with marginal LSATs but phenomenal GPAs definitely suggests that GW is focused completely on raising their US News rankings. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 25, 2007, 02:37:13 PM
what if those 2.9 GPAs come from people in nuclear engineering with extenuating circumstances from a non-grade-inflating school?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 02:38:52 PM
I have a hard time believing that a 2.9/ 170 will do better than a 3.9/164.  Yes, the LSAT is standardized, so adcomms and US news trust it more as the "single greatest predictor of first year success, etc."  However, that 2.9 has proven that they havent applied themselves in the past.  And Law school is MUCH harder than UG and requires diligence, not just smarts (or ability to keep cool during standardized tests).  The fact that GW will admit people with a sub-3.0 GPA before admitting people with marginal LSATs but phenomenal GPAs definitely suggests that GW is focused completely on raising their US News rankings. 

Every school is primarily concerned with US News.  And the applicants are the reason for that.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 02:39:11 PM
I think there are a lot of other things to consider. That 2.9 may have shown remarkable improvement after a dismal freshman year in which they totaled a 2.0..... That 2.9 may have completed undergrad years ago, then decided to re-focus themselves and make a commitment to something afterwards.... That 2.9 may be brilliant, but partied way too hard, since gone to AA and stopped drinking, become a born-again Christian, and now want to go to law school.

Although numbers alone may give some indication to future success, you certainly can't lean whole-heartedly on them...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 25, 2007, 02:39:21 PM
good prelaw students love hypotheticals (I feel like that should be mnemonic for something)

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 02:43:04 PM
I have a hard time believing that a 2.9/ 170 will do better than a 3.9/164.  Yes, the LSAT is standardized, so adcomms and US news trust it more as the "single greatest predictor of first year success, etc."  However, that 2.9 has proven that they havent applied themselves in the past.  And Law school is MUCH harder than UG and requires diligence, not just smarts (or ability to keep cool during standardized tests).  The fact that GW will admit people with a sub-3.0 GPA before admitting people with marginal LSATs but phenomenal GPAs definitely suggests that GW is focused completely on raising their US News rankings. 

I see three GW acceptances on LSN with 170+ LSATs and sub-3 GPAs.  Two majored in a physical science and one has two years of work experience.  Those are reasons to discount one's GPA and emphasize their LSAT.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 25, 2007, 02:43:30 PM
M1 is so right...Dean Richard is so nice and helpful...I think she will be able to convince a bunch of people to take the scholarship.  Her candor is refreshing.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on January 25, 2007, 03:15:43 PM
Am I considered right out of undergrad? I'm looking at the 07-08 year and graduated May 06. Although I did work extensively (read: 55+ hours a week, see LSN) throughout the last 3 years of UG and have been working ever since...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 25, 2007, 03:17:43 PM
I have five years of WE as well with a strong upward grade trend(3.5, 3.63, 3.83) and my UGPA is 2.82.

What bugs me about the LSAT is that what is separating me (a 166, GW's 75%) from a 164 is like 2-3 questions. I think that the "you're at the median" junk is lame but it's probably something adcomms consider strongly. The difference is too minuscule so be making such important choices.  I realize it's not the only factor... but the LSAT is always one of the big ones.

I definitely sympathize with anyone who got a "bad" LSAT score.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on January 25, 2007, 03:31:34 PM
I have five years of WE as well with a strong upward grade trend(3.5, 3.63, 3.83) and my UGPA is 2.82.

What bugs me about the LSAT is that what is separating me (a 166, GW's 75%) from a 164 is like 2-3 questions. I think that the "you're at the median" junk is lame but it's probably something adcomms consider strongly. The difference is too minuscule so be making such important choices.  I realize it's not the only factor... but the LSAT is always one of the big ones.

I definitely sympathize with anyone who got a "bad" LSAT score.

Agreed. A few more questions right and I would have been in the 99th percentile versus the 97th, that would have made me apply to more T14s than I did and made me more competitive at the ones I applied to.

Oh well.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 25, 2007, 03:38:44 PM
So... what's GW doing this week?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 25, 2007, 03:39:43 PM
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qEotHQgUsg&eurl=) is a video of a huge robotic arm being controlled by a Wiimote, not arguing about the merits of the LSAT.

 ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 03:48:51 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

And speaking of which, I worked up the nerve to call in and discuss my debacle. I only spoke to (I think) the secretary, but he was nice and candid with me. It's funny, actually, because after I explained my concern about being "held" till after Feb. scores come in he asked me what my LSAT score and I told him. He then explained that I was uncompetitive for PT and FT. I was like "oh, I thought I was in better shape than that..." and he's like "with a 153, not really" and then I explained that I had a 163. That changed things some (obviously). He basically suggested that I go ahead with it if I think I can do better, and explained it wouldn't have any negative impact on anything as many ppl were taking February and that GW knows that. He also said that GW is only considering the higher score, so if I get lower I'd still be fine. Obviously I'd rather not tempt fate in that regard  ;).

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 04:18:46 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

And speaking of which, I worked up the nerve to call in and discuss my debacle. I only spoke to (I think) the secretary, but he was nice and candid with me. It's funny, actually, because after I explained my concern about being "held" till after Feb. scores come in he asked me what my LSAT score and I told him. He then explained that I was uncompetitive for PT and FT. I was like "oh, I thought I was in better shape than that..." and he's like "with a 153, not really" and then I explained that I had a 163. That changed things some (obviously). He basically suggested that I go ahead with it if I think I can do better, and explained it wouldn't have any negative impact on anything as many ppl were taking February and that GW knows that. He also said that GW is only considering the higher score, so if I get lower I'd still be fine. Obviously I'd rather not tempt fate in that regard  ;).

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.

very helpful... and glad to hear a retake won't screw you!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on January 25, 2007, 04:27:10 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.

Wow, thanks! Makes me feel better. I'm the highest LSAT on LSN for PT GW right now that is still pending, the other 168s have been accepted as well as the 171.

I have hope! And then the IU-B + scholarship today as my first word from ANY law school has me really optimistic about the cycle.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 25, 2007, 04:38:19 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.

is this lower?  The number of matrics on LSAC says 413.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 25, 2007, 04:48:37 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.

is this lower?  The number of matrics on LSAC says 413.

He said it like it was, but I guess not? As I've said before in this thread, I've heard they're accepting fewer this year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 25, 2007, 06:36:30 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

He said that GW was getting very strong applicants for FT this year, and that a little boost in my LSAT score could help my chances for that (I didn't say my name or GPA...I did mention I had a good one, though), but that a 163 was generally strong for PT. He also said the FT class # would be lowered to around ~400 whereas PT would stay the same. Hope this info helps someone out there who is as anxious/GW-lovin as me.

is this lower?  The number of matrics on LSAC says 413.

Last year's class was over 420, so I guess its just a minor reduction.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 07:10:40 PM
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So... what's GW doing this week?

Being really mean to its most loyal of devotees: williams, jets, and jesus

EHEM.....
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 25, 2007, 07:16:10 PM
and captain...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 07:17:01 PM
very helpful... and glad to hear a retake won't screw you!!

At GW... I'm still wary that I'll screw up my chances at my other schools... ugh. I want to re-take, but I just don't feel ready for it.

Ugh, some decisions aren't easy... It's good to hear that a 163 is good for PT, that means that my slightly-higher score is also really good (which brings to mind the age-old question, "is my GPA good though?"

This, I will be finding out, pretty soon.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 25, 2007, 09:09:16 PM
How will you mess up your chances at other schools? Your score doesn't come until March. If they haven't accepted you by then, you're not getting accepted. That's just a fact. The people who get accepted in March are the people with high LSATs and who submitted apps in January and February.

Retaking gives you a chance to be the former.



Yeah, but if I'm waitlisted... they'll  see the lower score and that might make ALL the difference in the world...

Anyway, I'm going to re-take ONLY if I feel like I'm going to improve my score. Getting a PT accept for GW, or maybe an acceptance from Emory or something, would make me feel a lot more like taking a risk, though.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 25, 2007, 10:20:20 PM
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Yeah, but if I'm waitlisted... they'll  see the lower score and that might make ALL the difference in the world...

Maybe, maybe not. But you gotta have confidence in your abilities man. You're looking at this from the wrong perspective. If you go into that test thinking "gosh I might do WORSE" then maybe you shouldn't take it.

That thought hasn't even crossed my mind. I'm thinking about how much better I could do. "Will it be 168? 170? Will I cream it and get above a 173?" etc. That's positive thinking. And I am not the least bit nervous because  I know I'm going to law school even if I don't do well.

How inspiring! I kind of wish I had signed up for a retake. I KNOW I could have done better on games. I would LOVE to go to UT Austin, and I think it would have been possible with 5 more points on the LSAT. My grandmother's funeral was 3 days before my LSAT. (The funeral was also in AL, I live in TX). While at the time I didn't think it was a factor, I think I was probably a little tired from travel.

Ultimately, I felt that my score could get me into U of H PT, which is one of my top choices. My fiance's family is there, his dad is an attorney there, I love TX, it is a good school, the legal market there is great, it is inexpensive, there are a million libraries/museusms for me to work during the day. Anyway. This isn't a UH board. I think I also have a good shot at higher ranked schools like SMU or GWU pt, U of A, UF...Sigh. I know I will end up in the right place for me, whether I get 3 points higher on the LSAT or not. Maybe it is stupid, but if it's the right school, then they'll want me. Plus, I work and go to grad school full time, and I need to focus on graduating. My grad work is much more interesting, worthwhile, and fulfilling than studying for the LSAT! I gave the LSAT my time, and now I just need to do the best I can with my score. Yea, it is a really important test, but I can't let it drive me bananas by thinking, "Well, if I could just get 5 more points..."I don't know. Standardized testing, while it has merits, is kind of silly and expensive. Damn LSAT won't matter after law school anyway. With all of the other things I have accomplished, I think I will make it ok.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on January 26, 2007, 07:29:12 AM
Yea, no joke. GW is riduculously expensive.  If I get accepted to the PT program, I'm really going to have to sit down with my wife and do some sweet talking.  She is not to keen on moving 1000+ miles away for me to go to school and her have to bear all our financial burden(DC is a LOT more expensive than where we live now). 

Let me ask you guys, would you all even consider going to a local t2 school (where you would consider practicing) with a decent scholarship (I would only have to pay 5K a semester), over the PT program at GW with no scholarship, increase cost of living, away from all social ties, etc...?  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 26, 2007, 07:31:22 AM
Yea, no joke. GW is riduculously expensive.  If I get accepted to the PT program, I'm really going to have to sit down with my wife and do some sweet talking.  She is not to keen on moving 1000+ miles away for me to go to school and her have to bear all our financial burden(DC is a LOT more expensive than where we live now). 

Let me ask you guys, would you all even consider going to a local t2 school (where you would consider practicing) with a decent scholarship (I would only have to pay 5K a semester), over the PT program at GW with no scholarship, increase cost of living, away from all social ties, etc...?  Any thoughts?

Most definitely. It's not "crazy" to pick a lower ranked school depending on your ambitions, and intentions. Share some more details about what you're looking to do, etc.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 07:32:22 AM

Let me ask you guys, would you all even consider going to a local t2 school (where you would consider practicing) with a decent scholarship (I would only have to pay 5K a semester), over the PT program at GW with no scholarship, increase cost of living, away from all social ties, etc...?  Any thoughts?

I would definitely consider it, especially if I thought I wouldn't have trouble getting a decent job upon grad'n. In fact, it is something I am still considering. However, I want to work in DC (I think), so if I were to get into GW P/T, I would have a lot of thinking to do.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: butterz on January 26, 2007, 07:34:21 AM
Does anyone know if they give scholarship money for PT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 26, 2007, 07:39:16 AM
Got a very nice packet from GW the other day.  I read the first line of the second paragraph on one of the cover letters though which very blatantly says something to the effect of "The estimated combined costs for the 2007-2008 academic year is $58,000."
GAAAHH

My friend was like "You might as well just stop reading"

lol

No kidding. Just reading that made me sort of nauseous. I can't imagine having 6 figures worth of debt.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 26, 2007, 07:43:46 AM
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Yeah, but if I'm waitlisted... they'll  see the lower score and that might make ALL the difference in the world...

Maybe, maybe not. But you gotta have confidence in your abilities man. You're looking at this from the wrong perspective. If you go into that test thinking "gosh I might do WORSE" then maybe you shouldn't take it.

That thought hasn't even crossed my mind. I'm thinking about how much better I could do. "Will it be 168? 170? Will I cream it and get above a 173?" etc. That's positive thinking. And I am not the least bit nervous because  I know I'm going to law school even if I don't do well.

TITCR. Being "in" somewhere is key...especially if it's somewhere you'd be happy at. It's tantamount, I think, to betting $500.00 on a coin flip after being given $1500.00 for doing nothing. At worst, you have $1000.00 in your pocket when you leave. At best, you have $2000.00. It's a "nothing to lose, everything to gain" situation. And no, I don't consider the lost bet a "loss" as it is free money to begin with.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on January 26, 2007, 08:26:45 AM
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Most definitely. It's not "crazy" to pick a lower ranked school depending on your ambitions, and intentions. Share some more details about what you're looking to do, etc.

Well, I really want to get into tax law.  So DC has a HUGE advantage in that respect.  But if I ended up in a regional firm doing small tax work or estate tax planning, I would be ok with that.

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Re: cost @ GW, I'd advise any PT acceptees to strongly consider taking a full-time (staff) job at GW -- http://my.gwu.edu/mod/vacancies -- if you get in -- and get a job -- the first semester after you've worked for 90 days, you can get tuition benefits -- about $12,000 per year. A little more than half of that will be taxed as income, but it's still a big chunk of change in tuition savings. A part time GW job will get you about $6,000 off tuition, and only a few hundred of that will be taxable.

Awesome man thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 08:52:56 AM
Thanks bwilliams! You remian our resident DC expert/resource!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 26, 2007, 08:55:05 AM
Does anyone know if they give scholarship money for PT?
Some, yeah -- check out lsac.org, they have it listed.

Re: cost @ GW, I'd advise any PT acceptees to strongly consider taking a full-time (staff) job at GW -- http://my.gwu.edu/mod/vacancies -- if you get in -- and get a job -- the first semester after you've worked for 90 days, you can get tuition benefits -- about $12,000 per year. A little more than half of that will be taxed as income, but it's still a big chunk of change in tuition savings. A part time GW job will get you about $6,000 off tuition, and only a few hundred of that will be taxable.

Ditto on the thanks! Do you work there currently? You're in the know, and around those parts an awful lot  ;).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 09:37:21 AM
and someone's left nut. I can't remember who said they would give their left nut to get into GW, but am pretty sure someone in this thread did. Longshot?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 26, 2007, 09:39:38 AM
Name: Thomas Robertson
SS#: 234-12-5709
CC#: Mastercard; Exp 09/09 5490 1288 0218 7765
DoB: 1/26/2007

Thanks in advance!

(Oh, please don't quote this as I will delete it soon so as to prevent being identified by a committee member)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 10:08:26 AM
odd it's the only rejection so far. If they are doing it all at once and it's rejections, I think we can wait longer.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whenigrowup.. on January 26, 2007, 10:15:49 AM
Just found out I got into GW! I had emailed the admissions office regarding the status of my application, and I got a response by Dean Richard congratulating me on my acceptance.  Best status check ever.

For those of you who are still unsure about whether you're complete...emailing doesn't seem to hurt.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 26, 2007, 10:19:30 AM
Just found out I got into GW! I had emailed the admissions office regarding the status of my application, and I got a response by Dean Richard congratulating me on my acceptance.  Best status check ever.

For those of you who are still unsure about whether you're complete...emailing doesn't seem to hurt.

Numbers, or number range if you don't mind, and when did you apply? PT? FT?


We're grasping at straws over here!

PS- CONGRATULATIONS!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 26, 2007, 10:21:38 AM
Just found out I got into GW! I had emailed the admissions office regarding the status of my application, and I got a response by Dean Richard congratulating me on my acceptance.  Best status check ever.

For those of you who are still unsure about whether you're complete...emailing doesn't seem to hurt.

Whooo! Grats man!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 26, 2007, 10:25:45 AM
It is awesome that GWU gives their employees tuition benefits! I talked to an SMU recruiter at a Law Fair, and asked them about that, and they do not do offer tuition reimbursement, and I think that is pretty crappy. You know private schools can afford it. Plus, they should have an interest in educating their employees.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whenigrowup.. on January 26, 2007, 10:28:04 AM
Ooooooh that is a good status check alright. Congratulations! When did you apply & numbers?

Thankssomuch!!  I applied 12/21, my numbers are 3.6/170, been outta school for 2 years, applied FT
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 26, 2007, 10:31:36 AM
Ooooooh that is a good status check alright. Congratulations! When did you apply & numbers?

Thankssomuch!!  I applied 12/21, my numbers are 3.6/170, been outta school for 2 years, applied FT

Oh! A december applicant! Cooooool.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 26, 2007, 10:33:05 AM
and someone's left nut. I can't remember who said they would give their left nut to get into GW, but am pretty sure someone in this thread did. Longshot?

YES? You can get me into GW??? Hold on, let me get my scissors.

Just found out I got into GW! I had emailed the admissions office regarding the status of my application, and I got a response by Dean Richard congratulating me on my acceptance.  Best status check ever.

For those of you who are still unsure about whether you're complete...emailing doesn't seem to hurt.


If only I believed you...

Thankssomuch!!  I applied 12/21, my numbers are 3.6/170, been outta school for 2 years, applied FT

Meh.. numbers are too good. My hopes are crushed.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 26, 2007, 10:38:25 AM
How many hours do you have to work part-time to qualify that tuition reimbursment? Can I work 10 hours a week and qualify?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 26, 2007, 10:53:55 AM
Hmm can you work weekends? Working at all would be a hard choice for me. I think it would be best to simply focus all my energies on performance in law school instead of trying to save 18,000 over three years.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 26, 2007, 10:57:11 AM
You've been a consistent source of relevant information throughout this thread, I appreciate it.

Thank you
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 26, 2007, 11:08:23 AM
Hmm can you work weekends? Working at all would be a hard choice for me. I think it would be best to simply focus all my energies on performance in law school instead of trying to save 18,000 over three years.

I think the ABA says that you can work 10 hours/week during your first year of law school FT. After that, 20 hours/week if you are a full-time student.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 26, 2007, 11:44:38 AM
I guess its probably different if you guys are talking about PT, but at least for FT I know that some schools won't hire 1Ls for ANY on campus/university job and I am 90% sure I read that for GWU in the Bulletin that came with the acceptance packet.

So, at least for the 1L FT students, I think that's not an option.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 11:59:47 AM
I guess its probably different if you guys are talking about PT, but at least for FT I know that some schools won't hire 1Ls for ANY on campus/university job and I am 90% sure I read that for GWU in the Bulletin that came with the acceptance packet.

So, at least for the 1L FT students, I think that's not an option.

agreed. I think bwilliams was only referencing the PT applicants in this thread
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 01:54:01 PM
Just called the office...they keep saying 4 weeks even though I went complete in October. The guy was a little annoyed when I politely mentioned that tidbit and told me they have 15,000 applications or so to go through. Ahhh....insanity!
I wonder if that was just him being frustrated or if that was accurate, because that's a pretty huge increase. They got ~10,200 in 2005 and ~11,000 last year.


If these numbers are even close to true, do they render LSN completely worthless (beyond the fact that it tells us that activity is occurring in terms of admits/rejections).

There are only 623 combined FT/PT applicants listed on LSN for this cycle, including hidden apps but not including not applieds. This number doesn't even come close to representing 10% of the pool of total applicants according to the 10,000-15,000 suggested.

Am I missing something in my thinking?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 26, 2007, 06:00:47 PM
I agree. The stats may give some insight as to what they are taking and booting, but as you said, they're prob. skewed based on the neurotic nature of LSNers and LSDers.

Question bwilliams: did American throw any $$ at you? They seem to be pretty stingy despite the fact that they're in the same town as several other law schools...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 27, 2007, 09:16:03 AM
Yay!  I did get the Presidential Merit Scholarship with all the bells and whistles!  I got an email this morning from Dean Richard correcting the letter in my acceptance packet!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 27, 2007, 09:23:44 AM
Yay!  I did get the Presidential Merit Scholarship with all the bells and whistles!  I got an email this morning from Dean Richard correcting the letter in my acceptance packet!

Nice job!! Very cool. So, question for you then. Does the e-mail you got correcting the letter offer "full tuition" for three years, or just a numerical equivalent of what is their current tuition?


It was just a quick email, letting me know it's a presidential merit scholarship, with full tuition, housing, and a faculty mentor.  If it's not exactly full tuition when the tuition increases, I'm not going to complain :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 27, 2007, 09:34:04 AM
Yay!  I did get the Presidential Merit Scholarship with all the bells and whistles!  I got an email this morning from Dean Richard correcting the letter in my acceptance packet!

Nice job!! Very cool. So, question for you then. Does the e-mail you got correcting the letter offer "full tuition" for three years, or just a numerical equivalent of what is their current tuition?


It was just a quick email, letting me know it's a presidential merit scholarship, with full tuition, housing, and a faculty mentor.  If it's not exactly full tuition when the tuition increases, I'm not going to complain :)

You're right, me neither. I'm just anxious for the actual package to get here. Till then, it's hard for me to believe it's real, and that the e-mail wasn't sent to me by accident.

I really, REALLY, know that feeling :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: StudentUVA on January 27, 2007, 09:42:04 AM
Be careful of GW, it seems that they really want to raise their lsat median and thus go up in rankings. They are throwing incredible amounts at those who have high indexes so i doubt they will admit many with low indexes. I think this cycle they will be even pickier about your numbers.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 27, 2007, 09:52:17 AM
I don't think people realize that ranking won't jump this year because of this year's admitted class. It would happen in 2008.



As long as it jumps by the time we graduate, that's what really matters.

titcr

Though, honestly, it's ranked plenty well as is.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Non_Prophet on January 27, 2007, 10:27:50 AM
I got into GW yesterday (first acceptance ;D) .  No word on scholarships.  Did anyone receive offers with the acceptance package or have they all been via e-mail?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 27, 2007, 11:07:45 AM
Yay!  I did get the Presidential Merit Scholarship with all the bells and whistles!  I got an email this morning from Dean Richard correcting the letter in my acceptance packet!

Nice job!! Very cool. So, question for you then. Does the e-mail you got correcting the letter offer "full tuition" for three years, or just a numerical equivalent of what is their current tuition?

Also, from the earlier discussion of GW's class size shrinking to 400-is this article incorrect? http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385 (http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385)

It lists 2006 JD's as 486. If they're only admitting 400 this year, that does seem like quite a bit less.



The number goes up because a fair amount of PTers backdoor into the FT program.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: sram on January 27, 2007, 12:35:01 PM
In at GW, got the email today.

Props to Dean Richard for working on a Saturday.  I'm hoping she's also sending me scholarship info.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: UncleLSAT on January 27, 2007, 12:37:16 PM
Me too. She sent it at 9:30am. Package will come on Wednesday. This is a top choice for me, at least for those schools I have a decent shot of getting into. Very excited.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 27, 2007, 12:37:58 PM
no email here.

I feel soo unloved.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 27, 2007, 12:42:03 PM
In at GW, got the email today.

Props to Dean Richard for working on a Saturday.  I'm hoping she's also sending me scholarship info.

Dean Richard seems to be fantastic.  She's brand new, so there's an introductory blurb about her in the GW magazine included in the admissions packet - I guess she's working on providing good customer service and individual attention to applicants/admitted students.

So far, she's doing a bang up job a far as I can see.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 27, 2007, 12:52:38 PM
Aww I really want a happy email from them. Congrats to those who heard today. I wonder if they'll be working tomorrow too- does that woman ever get a day off?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kellykellygg on January 27, 2007, 01:02:51 PM
Just got the package! Very cool information about preview weekend, a viewbook, and extensive financial aid info.

What's the very cool information about preview weekend? Did I not get the same package as you did? Because I had no info about that.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 27, 2007, 01:10:28 PM
Me too. She sent it at 9:30am. Package will come on Wednesday. This is a top choice for me, at least for those schools I have a decent shot of getting into. Very excited.

I could be wrong but I thought she told me the packages were being sent on the 31st, not that they would receive them by then.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Rockie on January 27, 2007, 02:13:53 PM
In today via e-mail! Package being sent on Wednesday. No word on scholarship but I'll be waiting...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 27, 2007, 02:18:36 PM
Congrats to all the new admits! I can't wait to get my package...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on January 27, 2007, 03:04:08 PM

So far, she's doing a bang up job a far as I can see.

I agree. The way she personally called me to let me know my app was complete was awesome.

Really hopinh I get accepted.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 27, 2007, 04:36:39 PM
Happy Bday Captain. Hook him up GW!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 28, 2007, 09:48:15 AM
Bump- because the GW obsession cannot drop all the way to mid-page 2.

Also, because there's bad weather in DC today, I saw some snow mixed in with the rain and I am still betting that GW will admit lots of people when it snows. Please call me...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: StudentUVA on January 28, 2007, 10:09:51 AM
I think GW can still beat Vanderbilt and USC.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 28, 2007, 10:25:48 AM
Bump- because the GW obsession cannot drop all the way to mid-page 2.

Also, because there's bad weather in DC today, I saw some snow mixed in with the rain and I am still betting that GW will admit lots of people when it snows. Please call me...

We're only like 600 posts from surpassing the "complete" thread, then we can set our sights on tackling the "MAIL CALL THREAD" and become the biggest thread on LSD.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 28, 2007, 10:32:25 AM

We're only like 600 posts from surpassing the "complete" thread, then we can set our sights on tackling the "MAIL CALL THREAD" and become the biggest thread on LSD.

I bet that by April or so, this thread will be the biggest on LSD. Though I guess it depends when GW starts handing out the bulk of their rejections.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 28, 2007, 10:40:03 AM
Also, because there's bad weather in DC today, I saw some snow mixed in with the rain and I am still betting that GW will admit lots of people when it snows. Please call me...

Don't get my hopes up.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 28, 2007, 11:03:31 AM
Just out of curiosity, other than ranking and location, what is drawing people to GW?
For me, it seemed like the best opportunity (of DC schools where I stood a chance) for constitutional law if I go that route, or IP if I go that route. The part-time program was definitely critical, though all the DC schools have one. The community feeling I got from students, professors, and administrators is extremely valuable to me, since I'm going to be really stressed working FT and going to school PT. The facilities have been modernized and updated and there's a lot of good technology in the classroom. The school seems to attract a lot of high-ups in DC legal and political circles to speak.

I favor GW over American because I think GW provides better opportunities for a similar cost, and GW's location in DC makes it much, much more accessible to me (it is very close to my office) than American. I favor GW over George Mason because despite the low cost and better accessibility than American, the meteoric rise in the rankings and conservative bent honestly freak me out. Rankings are important, but long long history and stability of quality standards goes far beyond that, and that's something GW definitely can show at this point. I'm not convinced Mason can continue or hold on to its current status. I hate economics and can barely tolerate social conservatives so I think Mason wouldn't be worth the cost savings.

GW also seems to offer some pretty incredible exposure to the DC legal community (Scalia, Alito, Gonzales, Gore, etc. all gave or will give lectures there this year) on par with Georgetown, but more accessible to a lot of us.  They have fantastic placement a wide variety of respected specialty programs.  A lot of this is due to location and I think it's all factored into its ranking, so it's hard to say that I like GW for reasons other than ranking and location, because they're pretty inextricable.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 28, 2007, 11:34:44 AM
I like GW because of a mixture of location, ranking, specialty, and reputation for being prestigious without being obnoxious about it.



That too :)

There's a lot to like. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on January 28, 2007, 01:10:06 PM
They must really be trying to up that average LSAT score. There's a splitter PT applicant who applied this month who got accepted today -- just over the round-up line for a 3.1 which beats my 3.0 - but significantly higher LSAT. Happy for him but definitely jealous of the speed :)

Ah well, time to get back to distracting myself from waiting... entering week 13 now... time to do those taxes. Hello, hrblock.com.

I was pretty surprised to get in given my GPA and GW's index spread - but I'm guessing they factored in grade deflation (Dean's list at UG was 3.0) and upward trend.  And amazed at the speed - I had everything locked and loaded through LSAC but still couldn't believe the turn around..Maybe my personal statement was better than I thought?

Anyway - good luck to everyone...I'm rooting for y'all to get good news soon! :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 28, 2007, 03:40:52 PM
Nice. Since almost everyone in my life is trying to get me to pick a school based on their sports representation, this should help.

It'd be fun to get to see some good b-ball games. How far did GW make it into the Tourney last year?

they lost to duke in the second round.  their basketball team isn't great, they are currently in first place within their division (atlantic 10), but its a pretty bad division.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 28, 2007, 03:50:49 PM
Nice. Since almost everyone in my life is trying to get me to pick a school based on their sports representation, this should help.

It'd be fun to get to see some good b-ball games. How far did GW make it into the Tourney last year?

they lost to duke in the second round.  their basketball team isn't great, they are currently in first place within their division (atlantic 10), but its a pretty bad division.

Sounds pretty decent to me, but I've never gone to a school with good sports teams, so I don't know what it's like to win. I had an ex who went to MD and he still talks about the Terps win in what, 01'? I'd be happy just to go to a school with a decent team, if not great.

I went to UW-Madison, where the teams are outstanding.

The only thing better than the teams, however, was the atmosphere at the games.  Even when UW was getting its collective ass handed to 'em, the games were still a really fun experience.

I don't care particularly if GW's sports teams are great, I just hope they're as fun as the games I'm used to :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on January 28, 2007, 04:09:12 PM

I was pretty surprised to get in given my GPA and GW's index spread - but I'm guessing they factored in grade deflation (Dean's list at UG was 3.0) and upward trend.  And amazed at the speed - I had everything locked and loaded through LSAC but still couldn't believe the turn around..Maybe my personal statement was better than I thought?

Anyway - good luck to everyone...I'm rooting for y'all to get good news soon! :)

Congrats on the acceptance. I'm very happy about that quick turn around. I went complete beginning on January. Do you mind me asking your LSAT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 28, 2007, 04:50:48 PM
IN at GW via carrier pigeon.








Well, not really, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's how the next round of accepts comes out...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 28, 2007, 09:50:30 PM
Sounds pretty decent to me, but I've never gone to a school with good sports teams, so I don't know what it's like to win. I had an ex who went to MD and he still talks about the Terps win in what, 01'? I'd be happy just to go to a school with a decent team, if not great.

Ummm. Ok. I don't see what's wrong with this? I still talk about Villanova winning in 1985... and I was about 14 months old at the time!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 29, 2007, 05:22:19 AM
So, you think this could be the week?




NOT!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 29, 2007, 06:45:36 AM
Well, PT is up to 12 acceptances thus far. If we go by last year's and the previous year's rates on LSN (37 and 39% respectively) for acceptances, we should expect that out of the 47 who have have applied on LSN this year, approximately 18 should be accepted. From the info we've gotten, they don't intend on reducing the PT class, so I'd imagine acceptance rate should stay the same.

Of those pending, only one has a 3.2 index. Six have 3.1s. Five had 3.0's. The rest are below or don't have an index (one of which has a 168 LSAT). Assuming the 168 LSAT and the 3.2 person both get in, that leaves approximately only 4 more slots left. Chances are that among the 4 hidden apps and the people who don't have index numbers listed, there are a few people with 3.2's or above yet to be accepted.

We'll see how good my predictions are in a month or two but it is starting to look tight.

Problem is, there's a good # of people who asked to be considered for both PT and FT (myself included). I didn't list myself as PT on LSN, and many others might not either. Also must consider the way they handle PT/FT applications. Is the process the same or do you get transferred to another pile after not passing muster for FT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 06:49:12 AM
I can guarantee that I won't be accepted this week.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 07:07:22 AM
Any of you taking the LSAT again in February?  GW takes the highest so it can't hurt no?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 29, 2007, 07:22:12 AM
Any of you taking the LSAT again in February?  GW takes the highest so it can't hurt no?

I am; just makes good sense. Won't cancel no matter what at this point. Even if I think I hit a 145...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 07:47:34 AM
How are you studying? I've been focusing on conditional statements by working on being able to quickly translate conditional statements.  It's what slows me down the most and since it's so mechanical I feel that I can eliminate that deficiency.  I am also trying my best to force myself to actually employ the techniques in powerscore, that's probably the hardest part for me. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 29, 2007, 07:55:27 AM
How are you studying? I've been focusing on conditional statements by working on being able to quickly translate conditional statements.  It's what slows me down the most and since it's so mechanical I feel that I can eliminate that deficiency.  I am also trying my best to force myself to actually employ the techniques in powerscore, that's probably the hardest part for me. 

To be honest, I'm not (really). I studied my ass off for Sept., got my disappointing score and went at it again in December when I was under the weather. I felt fine about December, but I misdiagramed a LG and decided I didn't want to chance it so I cancelled. I know I know the material, and I did quite a few LG sets when I was bored at work this past week. I'll re-do the September test, and re-do the December test. That's it, though. I'd be fine at BU, and they won't rescind my acceptance if my next score is lower. Because of this, I'll go in relaxed, and will not cancel my score like last time. I think I'll do better by virtue of the fact that I scored higher in practice, but if not so be it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 08:08:17 AM
Sounds pretty decent to me, but I've never gone to a school with good sports teams, so I don't know what it's like to win. I had an ex who went to MD and he still talks about the Terps win in what, 01'? I'd be happy just to go to a school with a decent team, if not great.

Ummm. Ok. I don't see what's wrong with this? I still talk about Villanova winning in 1985... and I was about 14 months old at the time!


Yea don't see a problem here... Go Terps! and PS, the women won the national championship last year.

On to GW...It seems like PT acceptances have been trickling in sort of sporadically with the FT acceptances? Do you think they evaluate them seperately or simultaneously?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 08:17:49 AM

Heh, I guess it just got old after a while? That and the amount of unbridled venom he felt for Duke and anyone who went to Duke, visited Duke, was named Duke...

I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Ha yea even if I dreamed of practicing and living in Durham for the rest of my life (which of course I wouldn't) and they gave me full tuition, I don't think I could ever go to Duke. The hatred is a little unreasonable, I admit, but it is what it is.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hey Now on January 29, 2007, 09:53:39 AM
Sounds pretty decent to me, but I've never gone to a school with good sports teams, so I don't know what it's like to win. I had an ex who went to MD and he still talks about the Terps win in what, 01'? I'd be happy just to go to a school with a decent team, if not great.

Ummm. Ok. I don't see what's wrong with this? I still talk about Villanova winning in 1985... and I was about 14 months old at the time!


Heh, I guess it just got old after a while? That and the amount of unbridled venom he felt for Duke and anyone who went to Duke, visited Duke, was named Duke...

I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.


It's funny because Duke fans don't care at all about Maryland.  You're not UNC, and you're not our rivals.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 10:32:50 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Clipse on January 29, 2007, 10:35:27 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(

Boo Hiss small envelope!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 10:37:28 AM
Just please let it be anything but a rejection...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 10:38:17 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(

Lame.  You're going to make a great lawyer it's a shame for GW if they can't see that. I hope it says "Acceptance package soon to come."


Maybe it's a scholarship offer that came ahead of the acceptance?   
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 10:40:09 AM
WL  Oh yeah another possiblity... you're taking the LSAT  in February too aren't you?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 10:41:57 AM
Just got a GW waitlist letter in a small sad envelope. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 29, 2007, 10:42:06 AM
is small so bad? I can't remember how the non-phone call accepts have heard. Via large packages? Hopefully it is a letter adveritising the paralegal program!

Good luck. Our fingers are crossed 4 u.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: UncleLSAT on January 29, 2007, 10:42:16 AM
So for those who got in recently, this Saturday morning...so is their a consensus on what "Wednesday" means for the acceptance package? We get it then or it gets mailed then? I'm throwing my weight behind the "it arrives then" theory.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 29, 2007, 10:43:45 AM
Just got a GW waitlist letter in a small sad envelope. 

looking at your LSN... into GMU but waitlisted at CUA??? What's up with that? Catholic trying to rise in the rankings????
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 10:46:41 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh nooooo.... longshot! :( I've been feeling crappy all day wondering what today will bring. Look on the brightside -- maybe it's a WL or maybe even paralegal advertisements?? Or a belated fee-waiver check!!! Keep your head up!

I'm waitlisted. I applied FT/PT, though, and apparently, they don't mention which waitlist I'll be on. After I give it a read over tonight, I'm going to call tomorrow with some questions.

This could be worse.

I got into Emory today though (thus completing the schools-I-should-get-into portion of the cycle), so I won't cry yet.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 10:47:20 AM
Just got a GW waitlist letter in a small sad envelope. 

looking at your LSN... into GMU but waitlisted at CUA??? What's up with that? Catholic trying to rise in the rankings????

Yeah I wondered about that too.  It was my safety and I didn't even get accepted!  Maybe I spelled my name wrong on my application or something.  

Anyway, good luck to all of you waiting on GW! I went to GW undergrad and loved it - the location, the school, the location, the connections, the LOCATION!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in this thread!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 29, 2007, 10:54:08 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh nooooo.... longshot! :( I've been feeling crappy all day wondering what today will bring. Look on the brightside -- maybe it's a WL or maybe even paralegal advertisements?? Or a belated fee-waiver check!!! Keep your head up!

I'm waitlisted. I applied FT/PT, though, and apparently, they don't mention which waitlist I'll be on. After I give it a read over tonight, I'm going to call tomorrow with some questions.
This could be worse.

I got into Emory today though (thus completing the schools-I-should-get-into portion of the cycle), so I won't cry yet.

Why wait? Call 'em and see what's what now!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 10:54:51 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh nooooo.... longshot! :( I've been feeling crappy all day wondering what today will bring. Look on the brightside -- maybe it's a WL or maybe even paralegal advertisements?? Or a belated fee-waiver check!!! Keep your head up!

I'm waitlisted. I applied FT/PT, though, and apparently, they don't mention which waitlist I'll be on. After I give it a read over tonight, I'm going to call tomorrow with some questions.

This could be worse.

I got into Emory today though (thus completing the schools-I-should-get-into portion of the cycle), so I won't cry yet.

I thought you planned on taking the LSAT? I'm sure like a two point improvment will help your odds a lot? Do they rank thier WL? That's an important question.

Also on LSN there are a fair amount of people who withdraw.  GW seems like a safety for many HYSCCN people.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on January 29, 2007, 10:56:46 AM
I was rooting for Nova last year. I lived in a town filled with Nova alumni.

Then I am sure you are smart enough to be an excellent lawyer.

...

In other news, I apparently received a small :( envelope from GW today.  :'(  :'(  :'(
Oh nooooo.... longshot! :( I've been feeling crappy all day wondering what today will bring. Look on the brightside -- maybe it's a WL or maybe even paralegal advertisements?? Or a belated fee-waiver check!!! Keep your head up!

I'm waitlisted. I applied FT/PT, though, and apparently, they don't mention which waitlist I'll be on. After I give it a read over tonight, I'm going to call tomorrow with some questions.


Hmm, I thought that GULC let you apply FT/PT and GW made you choose...how did you apply to both?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 10:57:43 AM
In the letter I just got it says very clearly that they do not rank their waitlist.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 11:02:07 AM
Ooh I hope I don't get waitlisted. Really really hope. I can't check the mail for like 4 hours. Did they send these to permanent addresses or mailing addresses? Crap, now I'm scared to go home.

Re: Duke. See we (MD) don't care a whole lot how Duke feels about us, or how Duke feels about much of anything, except we like when they're sad.

-End of MD/Duke trash talking-
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 11:08:41 AM

Hmm, I thought that GULC let you apply FT/PT and GW made you choose...how did you apply to both?

I called and asked them if I could apply to both and they said that I could.

The letter I got said that:

Quote
What you may not know is that, in fall 2006, our entering class was overenrolled. Although manageable, this was not ideal. Accordingly, this year we are proceeding cautiously and, at this point, offering direct admission to fewer students. As a result, we are inviting more of our outstanding applicants, including you, to be on our wait list.

We expect that we may extend a significant number of offers of admission to wait-listed candidates during late April, May and June. It is possible that we may continue to make offers into July and August...

Feel free to read into that all you want.

Ooh I hope I don't get waitlisted. Really really hope. I can't check the mail for like 4 hours. Did they send these to permanent addresses or mailing addresses? Crap, now I'm scared to go home.
I'm not in school right now, so I only have one address. Sorry I can't help with that question.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 11:11:21 AM
Yeah, my permanent and current addresses are the same, so I can't help either.  Sorry.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 29, 2007, 11:15:18 AM
given the # of accepts (many) to rejects (very few) listed on LSN, I'd say GW is testing the waters with all of these scholarship offers and waiting to see who bites. They don't seem to have rejected many people yet and from the looks of things may be placing a lot of candidates on the WL.

good times.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 11:16:04 AM
Well, I think I'm probably heading to George Mason, so I'll likely be taking myself off the GW waitlist right away (it really is a great school.  I've just never been too psyched about doing two degrees from the same school and the WL is making my decision very simple).  Anyway, good luck to the rest of you!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 29, 2007, 11:18:28 AM
Oh now I am absolutely scared to go home.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 29, 2007, 11:19:12 AM
For what it's worth there are 20(21 counting appletoon) withdrawals from GW on LSN and it's not even February yet.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 29, 2007, 11:22:11 AM
They definitely were overenrolled last year.  XOXO had a field day with their suggestion to students that they get wheelie bags because there would not be enough lockers for everyone.  One student their overheard from his section rep that this year's class would be reduced to 390.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on January 29, 2007, 11:26:07 AM
I like the idea of a slightly smaller class than usual.  They do have a pretty big class size...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 29, 2007, 11:31:06 AM
Is anyone as nervous as I am after reading this?  I really thought I had a decent shot at GW, with my 160-165 lsat and 3.9+ GPA before hearing that two 165 LSAT scorers got wait listed.  Ugh.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 11:44:43 AM
Is anyone as nervous as I am after reading this?  I really thought I had a decent shot at GW, with my 160-165 lsat and 3.9+ GPA before hearing that two 165 LSAT scorers got wait listed.  Ugh.
If by nervous you mean sick to my stomach, unable to think about anything else, and strongly considering heading home to the mailbox, yessirreeeee... heh.

me too. I have a higher lsat/lower GPA situation though so I'm really really hoping that will help. Maybe I'll leave work early...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 11:47:41 AM
Is anyone as nervous as I am after reading this?  I really thought I had a decent shot at GW, with my 160-165 lsat and 3.9+ GPA before hearing that two 165 LSAT scorers got wait listed.  Ugh.

Yeah, but I'm a 165 with a mediocre GPA, so don't let my WL bother you.

me too. I have a higher lsat/lower GPA situation though so I'm really really hoping that will help. Maybe I'll leave work early...

Yeah.. about that 169 you've got... I think you're going to be accepted, and even if you are WL, you'll get off the waitlist. Unlike me.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 12:01:13 PM
Is anyone as nervous as I am after reading this?  I really thought I had a decent shot at GW, with my 160-165 lsat and 3.9+ GPA before hearing that two 165 LSAT scorers got wait listed.  Ugh.

Yeah, but I'm a 165 with a mediocre GPA, so don't let my WL bother you.

me too. I have a higher lsat/lower GPA situation though so I'm really really hoping that will help. Maybe I'll leave work early...

Yeah.. about that 169 you've got... I think you're going to be accepted, and even if you are WL, you'll get off the waitlist. Unlike me.
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I hope so- I'll tell you, I've never been so happy  I retook the LSAT. For some reason, I thought I would've been safe at GW w/ a 166 and that my 3 pt increase didn't change much. Silly me. But it sounds like this WL refers to FT applicants, so you are in good shape for PT. Are you going to call them and ask how it affects your chance of PT admission?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 12:35:28 PM
Is anyone as nervous as I am after reading this?  I really thought I had a decent shot at GW, with my 160-165 lsat and 3.9+ GPA before hearing that two 165 LSAT scorers got wait listed.  Ugh.

Yeah, but I'm a 165 with a mediocre GPA, so don't let my WL bother you.

me too. I have a higher lsat/lower GPA situation though so I'm really really hoping that will help. Maybe I'll leave work early...

Yeah.. about that 169 you've got... I think you're going to be accepted, and even if you are WL, you'll get off the waitlist. Unlike me.

I hope so- I'll tell you, I've never been so happy  I retook the LSAT. For some reason, I thought I would've been safe at GW w/ a 166 and that my 3 pt increase didn't change much. Silly me. But it sounds like this WL refers to FT applicants, so you are in good shape for PT. Are you going to call them and ask how it affects your chance of PT admission?
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I think I'm waitlisted. Period. End of story. I'll prob. call tomorrow anyway, just to make sure.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 29, 2007, 12:40:46 PM
I am sorry Longshot. I know you are disappointed, but hey, a waitlist is better than a ding. I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.

I am also scared to check my mail. Dang it! I did apply much later than you, so maybe I still have a while to wait before my rejection/waitlist/whatever.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 12:49:34 PM
Okay so here's some info. that may help clear up some of the waitlist questions.  I applied FT, and my waitlist envelope includes a card that I'm supposed to complete and send back if I wish to remain on the waitlist.  It instructs me to pick one of three choices: Will accept admission for full time only; Will accept admission for part time only; Will accept admission for either.   So maybe it doesn't matter how you applied, maybe there's just a general waitlist and then they'll separate these response cards. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 29, 2007, 01:21:27 PM
I justified leaving the office at 3:30, raced home on Metro, ripped open the mailbox and... 2 credit card applications, 1 loan consolidation offer, 1 jury duty summons, 1 IKEA catalog. Ah well.

That's better than some alternaatives I can think of!!!

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 29, 2007, 02:10:07 PM
Also just raced home... and nothing. Whew.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 29, 2007, 02:48:03 PM
Nothing for me either.  8) Thank goodness.

I got into George Mason PT today, so I didn't want a GW rejection/WL ruining everything!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on January 29, 2007, 03:02:12 PM
Nothing for me either.  8) Thank goodness.

I got into George Mason PT today, so I didn't want a GW rejection/WL ruining everything!
Wow, you already heard from Mason and applied 12/27? I have like the exact same index and applied 10/27 and have got nada. Congrats dude. I must be doing something wrong, lol.

Don't be nervous! I applied part time, and I am guessing we are in entirely different applicant pools. I was SHOCKED that I heard back so quickly as well. I mean, I just went complete last week!  It is likely that the PT applicant pool is much smaller and much easier to sift through. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 29, 2007, 03:12:33 PM
'cept I'm part time too ;)

This whole cycle feels like an aberration. I heard from American in November, and I don't think they've ever sent out decisions in November, ever. George Mason and GW, on the other hand, seem to have lost my application in the piles. That's one thing that kind of blows about LSN/D. I'm happy of course for everyone who gets in, but it is on the other hand so frustrating to observe what seems like such random treatment. I don't know that it's fair for law schools to call themselves "rolling" admissions unless there's a footnote that they will sometimes roll backwards as well, not to mention diagonally, with somersaults and backflips thrown into the mix.

We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward,
and always rolling, rolling, rolling towards admission!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Penndude7 on January 29, 2007, 03:29:29 PM
Okay so here's some info. that may help clear up some of the waitlist questions.  I applied FT, and my waitlist envelope includes a card that I'm supposed to complete and send back if I wish to remain on the waitlist.  It instructs me to pick one of three choices: Will accept admission for full time only; Will accept admission for part time only; Will accept admission for either.   So maybe it doesn't matter how you applied, maybe there's just a general waitlist and then they'll separate these response cards. 

I also got waitlisted today and received the same letter and post card. Here is my question..If I return the card indicating my continued interest to be on the waitlist and check one of the "I will acceptance to ft/pt/both program," does this mean I am promising to enroll if they accept me of the list?

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 29, 2007, 03:34:50 PM
nope
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 29, 2007, 03:35:35 PM
Okay so here's some info. that may help clear up some of the waitlist questions.  I applied FT, and my waitlist envelope includes a card that I'm supposed to complete and send back if I wish to remain on the waitlist.  It instructs me to pick one of three choices: Will accept admission for full time only; Will accept admission for part time only; Will accept admission for either.   So maybe it doesn't matter how you applied, maybe there's just a general waitlist and then they'll separate these response cards. 

I also got waitlisted today and received the same letter and post card. Here is my question..If I return the card indicating my continued interest to be on the waitlist and check one of the "I will acceptance to ft/pt/both program," does this mean I am promising to enroll if they accept me of the list?



I doubt it.  It probably just lets them know not to admit you for the program you don't want, forcing them to head back to their waitlist yet again.  I don't think it's a binding agreement or anything, just some info for the admissions staff.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 29, 2007, 03:54:53 PM
holy crud those waitlists on LSN scare me. that one girl has exactly the same numbers as i do (off by .01)... although she was waitlisted by catholic too, so you do have to wonder..
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: appletoon on January 29, 2007, 04:15:34 PM
holy crud those waitlists on LSN scare me. that one girl has exactly the same numbers as i do (off by .01)... although she was rejected by catholic too, so you do have to wonder..

Well I wasn't rejected from Catholic, I was waitlisted.  And what exactly is it that we're wondering about? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 29, 2007, 05:27:29 PM
ok, I'll ask...

have you ever been to prison and what were you there for?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 29, 2007, 05:31:51 PM
holy crud those waitlists on LSN scare me. that one girl has exactly the same numbers as i do (off by .01)... although she was rejected by catholic too, so you do have to wonder..

Well I wasn't rejected from Catholic, I was waitlisted.  And what exactly is it that we're wondering about? 

sorry, i knew that.. i mistyped. wonder whether you were 18 or something? I just would have expected you to get into catholic easy. But you've gotten into GMU anyway, so that's not a problem.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 29, 2007, 06:14:05 PM
A 1L from GW called me an hour ago... just in case I had any questions. Have they done this before? or is it part of them trying to give us special attention.

Good Luck to those still waiting...

I'm sad, I think I have to withdraw from GW...SO hasnt gotten into John Hopkins Med yet...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 29, 2007, 06:18:56 PM
A 1L from GW called me an hour ago... just in case I had any questions. Have they done this before? or is it part of them trying to give us special attention.

Good Luck to those still waiting...

I'm sad, I think I have to withdraw from GW...SO hasnt gotten into John Hopkins Med yet...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 29, 2007, 06:24:34 PM
A 1L from GW called me an hour ago... just in case I had any questions. Have they done this before? or is it part of them trying to give us special attention.

Good Luck to those still waiting...

I'm sad, I think I have to withdraw from GW...SO hasnt gotten into John Hopkins Med yet...

you mean maryland?
did your SO apply to other schools in DC?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ted Buckland, ESQ on January 29, 2007, 06:35:34 PM
I received a call too. Seems as if GW is working hard on the recruiting front.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 29, 2007, 07:06:04 PM
No, i can commute from DC to baltimore, its not that awful for weekends (we're SUPER long distance now). and No, he's a prestige whore... so he only applied to top 10 med schools & Case (cuz he's from ohio). go figure. He's gotten into 3 schools as of now so... maybe I can pull another one of those off. (we're both in at WUSTL)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 29, 2007, 07:11:00 PM
man, I wish the law school rankings mirrored the med school ones ... I'd have a #4 and a #7 already!

did you apply to UW?  I kind of wish I had a real reason to move to the other side of the country.  I think my parents would probably kill me...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on January 29, 2007, 07:17:48 PM
man, I wish the law school rankings mirrored the med school ones ... I'd have a #4 and a #7 already!

did you apply to UW?  I kind of wish I had a real reason to move to the other side of the country.  I think my parents would probably kill me...

I didnt. Neither did my boyfriend. 1) parents would kill me, They want me to go to a NYC school no matter what. My brother is at Purdue engineering and my sister is at Georgetown, I think they want someone near home. 2) theres a reason I went to college an hour and 15 minutes from home - I need access to my family (and puppy and hairstylist). 3)I'd rather stay on the east coast, actually right where I'm from now. the NYC/CT area...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on January 29, 2007, 07:20:40 PM
man, I wish the law school rankings mirrored the med school ones ... I'd have a #4 and a #7 already!

did you apply to UW?  I kind of wish I had a real reason to move to the other side of the country.  I think my parents would probably kill me...

I didnt. Neither did my boyfriend. 1) parents would kill me, They want me to go to a NYC school no matter what. My brother is at Purdue engineering and my sister is at Georgetown, I think they want someone near home. 2) theres a reason I went to college an hour and 15 minutes from home - I need access to my family (and puppy and hairstylist). 3)I'd rather stay on the east coast, actually right where I'm from now. the NYC/CT area...

I gotcha
well I wish you good luck in finding an option that works for both you and your SO.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 29, 2007, 08:52:19 PM
Hey, just to turn the convo back to my waitlist letter again (sorry, but I just got home to look at it -- I was at the Villanova vs. Pitt game in Philly)... I noticed two interesting things:

1) The letter is dated with today's date, Jan. 29th, and the postmark is the 27th. I'm amazed that they nailed the date it would arrive, and curious if they planned it somehow.

2) Upon close scrutiny, I can now see that the letter appears to be hand-signed by Dean Richard, an she have VERY nice handwriting. A nice touch.

So yeah...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 30, 2007, 10:47:01 AM
Anything today? The silence is making me nervous.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 30, 2007, 11:06:25 AM
agreed.  i would really like to hear about more acceptances.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 30, 2007, 11:08:59 AM
I would really like to hear about MY acceptance... too bad that can't happen until at least April (and I thought my index was going to be pretty good for PT  >:()
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 30, 2007, 11:11:57 AM
I would really like to hear about MY acceptance... too bad that can't happen until at least April (and I thought my index was going to be pretty good for PT  >:()

Are you still planning to call them today to aak how your WL affected PT? Are you equally happy to go PT/FT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 30, 2007, 11:47:20 AM
I would really like to hear about MY acceptance... too bad that can't happen until at least April (and I thought my index was going to be pretty good for PT  >:()

Are you still planning to call them today to aak how your WL affected PT? Are you equally happy to go PT/FT?

I was planning on it, but I didn't really have time over my lunch break. I had too many errands to run. I guess I'll call them before I leave to see if they are working late.

I'd prefer to be admitted full-time, but the PT program at GW ranks almost as highly on my prefences.

If I were a betting man, I'd bet that they don't allow for FT/PT consideration (else why wouldn't there be a checkbox on the app like @ GULC?), despite what they told you on the phone. I'd et further that you got considered as a FT app only - to mesh with their process at this point - and now that you're waitlisted you're actually getting considered (for the first time) for either program, since at the WL point they *do* have an official choice of that nature.

I think that perhaps *now* would mark the beginning of them considering you for PT and when they do you'll rise to #1 on getting off the WL, maybe even before they finish standard PT apps.

I dunno, just a hunch. Doesn't make sense for them to have considered you fully for a PT seat and then waitlisted you, especially since there isn't anyone else PT who's been WL'd.

Maybe that is why they waitlisted me instead of a rejection? Perhaps that was their way of switching my app to PT/FT consideration (and a confirmation of my interest)? Who knows.

I mailed out my response card with a short note and a writing sample a couple hours ago, so hopefully they'll get all that later this week.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 30, 2007, 11:51:25 AM
I would really like to hear about MY acceptance... too bad that can't happen until at least April (and I thought my index was going to be pretty good for PT  >:()
If I were a betting man, I'd bet that they don't allow for FT/PT consideration (else why wouldn't there be a checkbox on the app like @ GULC?), despite what they told you on the phone. I'd bet further that you got considered as a FT app only - to mesh with their process at this point - and now that you're waitlisted you're actually getting considered (for the first time) for either program, since at the WL point they *do* have an official choice of that nature.

I think that perhaps *now* would mark the beginning of them considering you for PT and when they do you'll rise to #1 on getting off the WL, maybe even before they finish standard PT apps.

I dunno, just a hunch. Doesn't make sense for them to have considered you fully for a PT seat and then waitlisted you, especially since there isn't anyone else PT who's been WL'd.

I fully agree with this. I think the WLed you instead of a rejection b/c your #'s are pretty good and don't warrant an outright rejection.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 30, 2007, 11:58:19 AM
if i remember correctly, the WL thing says something about accepting a place on the waitlist for Full Time, Part Time or either. Maybe that's just how GW does it instead of right off the bat like GULC.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 30, 2007, 12:12:30 PM
At the LS forum, the GW rep told me that they'd be happy to consider a FT applicant for PT too...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 30, 2007, 12:22:05 PM
At the LS forum, the GW rep told me that they'd be happy to consider a FT applicant for PT too...

This is true, but I think, as bwilliams said, the consideration comes after they've evaluated the candidate for F/T if that is how they applied. If you get WLed, then they ask what you want to do, as stated above by captain. However, there is nowhere on the app to indicate whether you want dual consideration, like there is on the g'town app. So, unless you let them this, I think they consider you for whatever box you check.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 30, 2007, 01:00:46 PM
At the LS forum, the GW rep told me that they'd be happy to consider a FT applicant for PT too...

This is true, but I think, as bwilliams said, the consideration comes after they've evaluated the candidate for F/T if that is how they applied. If you get WLed, then they ask what you want to do, as stated above by captain. However, there is nowhere on the app to indicate whether you want dual consideration, like there is on the g'town app. So, unless you let them this, I think they consider you for whatever box you check.

Let me clarify the conversation a bit more:

ME: I applied FT, and am contemplating retake due to #s
THEM: You should consider PT...have you thought about that?
ME: No, I hadn't. I already applied though, so it's too late.
THEM: No it's not, e-mail this e-mail address [writes e-mail address down] saying you'd be willing/interested in attending PT and we'll do so.

Am I missing something here?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 30, 2007, 01:05:02 PM
that's more clear. That's why I figured you'd have to let them know specifically by some means other than on the app. itself.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 30, 2007, 01:08:26 PM
Let me clarify the conversation a bit more:

ME: I applied FT, and am contemplating retake due to #s
THEM: You should consider PT...have you thought about that?
ME: No, I hadn't. I already applied though, so it's too late.
THEM: No it's not, e-mail this e-mail address [writes e-mail address down] saying you'd be willing/interested in attending PT and we'll do so.

Am I missing something here?

Yep. That's EXACTLY the convo I had with them over the phone. I followed up with an email and yada yada...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 30, 2007, 01:24:17 PM
Quick question for those in, do any of you know if GW offers aid for ASW travel?

And for those on the waitlist, good luck. I bet that if Anne Rochards read this thread and saw how committed you all were to the school you'd be admitted in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 30, 2007, 01:25:11 PM
So with this info at hand, how can we *justify the conclusion* that GW is willing to consider applicants who apply for both FT + PT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 30, 2007, 01:38:41 PM
I kind of agree too...very hard to say either way based on #s alone. I don't see why GW would lie, though (the answer to my question above).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 30, 2007, 01:39:33 PM
To restate... consider the fact that they don't offer the choice to select both on the application. I'd assume that they have no process for dealing with such a dual applicant at this stage in the game (we know they have a checkbox and thus obviously a process at the WL level). If the checkbox doesn't exist on the paper, it probably doesn't exist on the computer, either, which is where they're storing all the apps. No doubt they have many fields where they could note your interest in applying to both -- I'm just saying since it isn't a standard choice there's no reason to expect it will (or will not) be handled in a standard fashion.

(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3115/untitledsd0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Let me know if that response wasn't obnoxious enough. I am sure I can do better.

 :P

Btw: I hope you are all right about this, and that they're going to look my file over again real-soon-now for PT consideration. I'll try to call in this week and get clarification on this. I'd hate to think that they never considered me for PT at all.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 30, 2007, 01:42:47 PM
Quick question for those in, do any of you know if GW offers aid for ASW travel?

And for those on the waitlist, good luck. I bet that if Anne Rochards read this thread and saw how committed you all were to the school you'd be admitted in a heartbeat.


The level of commitment coincidentally skyrocketed when the GULC dings/waitlists came out.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 30, 2007, 02:00:22 PM
The level of commitment coincidentally skyrocketed when the GULC dings/waitlists came out.

I know that I was the first GULC ding of the cycle and therefore lose credibility saying this, but... I never ever ever really liked Georgetown. I hate them in fact. I went to Villanova, and as our T-Shirt says, "friends don't let friends go to Georgetown."

I applied because the T14 is apparently a BIG DEAL, and at #14, I had to give it a go. I have been hoping pretty hardcore for a GW acceptance since I picked the schools I would apply to back in Oct.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 30, 2007, 02:03:55 PM
i think it has more to do with the fact that GW doesn't start reviewing applicants until much later than it has to do with georgetown. Most people who are really thinking about GW before a scholarship offer weren't ever REALLY competitive for GULC in the first place.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 30, 2007, 02:42:20 PM
I know that I was the first GULC ding of the cycle and therefore lose credibility saying this, but... I never ever ever really liked Georgetown. I hate them in fact. I went to Villanova, and as our T-Shirt says, "friends don't let friends go to Georgetown."


I was dinged at Gtown (before I even retook the LSAT) and was honestly not that upset about it. I'm sure I'll get into a T14, most likely Cornell, but I'd take GW over Cornell (even without the scholarship I think I would).

I'm banking on a Cornell admit too.  Here's to us both getting an email soon!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 30, 2007, 02:49:48 PM
I know that I was the first GULC ding of the cycle and therefore lose credibility saying this, but... I never ever ever really liked Georgetown. I hate them in fact. I went to Villanova, and as our T-Shirt says, "friends don't let friends go to Georgetown."


I was dinged at Gtown (before I even retook the LSAT) and was honestly not that upset about it. I'm sure I'll get into a T14, most likely Cornell, but I'd take GW over Cornell (even without the scholarship I think I would).

I'm banking on a Cornell admit too.  Here's to us both getting an email soon!

Would you go for Cornell over GW? I can't remember if you've got the Presidential Scholarship or not.



I'm still waiting for the acceptance package so I'm not sure about the money yet.  If I get full tuition, then I would lean towards GW.  If less, then lean towards Cornell.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 30, 2007, 04:35:59 PM
Interesting that every WL person so far is a 165 LSAT with (mostly) 3.0-3.5 GPAs...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mgs on January 30, 2007, 04:51:58 PM
I have sorta lost track of what exactly is going on with GW, so sorry for being out of the loop.  It seems like all waitlisted and rejected applicants are hearing by mail, but are all  accepted applicants still being notified by phone?  Or have they started emailing?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nealric on January 30, 2007, 07:02:48 PM
Definetly getting worried  :-[

Last year everyone with my numbers got in. This year they are all getting waitlisted.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 30, 2007, 07:09:46 PM
Definetly getting worried  :-[

Last year everyone with my numbers got in. This year they are all getting waitlisted.

You can be my numbers pal.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on January 30, 2007, 07:18:47 PM
Quote
Definetly getting worried  Embarrassed

Last year everyone with my numbers got in. This year they are all getting waitlisted.

You can be my numbers pal.

I want to be numbers pals too!  :D

I'm getting extremely terrified about GW. Boooo.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: lflyer on January 31, 2007, 02:29:06 AM
Up at 5 in the AM to visit GW today....review to follow


and to the last few posters, have some faith.  I got accepted with 3.9/165 and no peace corps or any other outlandish accomplishments so hang in there.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 06:46:57 AM
and to the last few posters, have some faith.  I got accepted with 3.9/165 and no peace corps or any other outlandish accomplishments so hang in there.

Wow... you were really borderline with your 3.4 index... I guess that means that I'll get in too! Hanging commenced!

/bs

Seriously though, it isn't ALL about the LSAT. Sure, a splitter with a high LSAT usually stands a better chance than the high-gpa splitter, but you can't claim that your 3.9 GPA and 165 are substandards for a non-t14. Hell, you have a pretty good shot at Boalt with those numbers.

This is like saying... "Don't worry! I got into Cooley with ONLY a 4.0 and 170... I'm sure you'll get in too!"
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 31, 2007, 06:53:12 AM
hey, don't bring up Boalt...i'm still smarting from my ding from monday  :-\ apparently 3.9/166 is no longer competitive there, even though they have word that i'm taking the LSAT again next saturday
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 07:02:16 AM
hey, don't bring up Boalt...i'm still smarting from my ding from monday  :-\ apparently 3.9/166 is no longer competitive there, even though they have word that i'm taking the LSAT again next saturday

They do not accept the Feb. test no matter what. I informed them I was retaking, and they said that...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 31, 2007, 07:17:39 AM
Well now I'm feeling rather foolish
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 07:22:06 AM
Well now I'm feeling rather foolish

Don't. You have good numbers which will get you into a very solid school. If Boalt is your dream, take off a year and reapply with your higher score from Feb. Good luck!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on January 31, 2007, 07:55:36 AM
it isn't, thankfully.  Now Penn, on the other hand... :-*
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 09:08:09 AM
it isn't, thankfully.  Now Penn, on the other hand... :-*

Word...go Feb. LSAT!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 09:18:17 AM
it isn't, thankfully.  Now Penn, on the other hand... :-*

Word...go Feb. LSAT!

I already cancelled my Feb. LSAT... I have no hope of attending Penn, it seems.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 09:27:34 AM
it isn't, thankfully.  Now Penn, on the other hand... :-*

Word...go Feb. LSAT!

I already cancelled my Feb. LSAT... I have no hope of attending Penn, it seems.

Why'd you do that? You're in at Emory already (which you're happy to attend, it seems), so why not just give it a shot...you know you're going to a good school regardless...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 31, 2007, 09:32:06 AM
I have to admit, I see merit in the argument about GW. It's a bit interesting that this year they've decided to throw 120k+free housing (which is about 170k total in D.C., no?) at their applicants thus far. People with 3.4's and above have all been accepted and almost exclusively been offered this deal or something like it. The URMs with their shiny 3.0 and 3.1s are getting money too. People with sub 160 LSATs to boot. And all of them, regardless of the time they applied, have received decisions.

Yet sit the white people who applied in September and October with their 3.1-3.2-3.3 index scores, which were average for GW for the past few years. No decisions. Some have been waitlisted, though.

I'm sure there is a method to all of this.

The whole LSN profile has merit. I think GW might end up getting bitten in the ass for these strange tactics. We'll see what the future holds.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 31, 2007, 09:33:52 AM
I have to admit, I see merit in the argument about GW. It's a bit interesting that this year they've decided to throw 120k+free housing (which is about 170k total in D.C., no?) at their applicants thus far. People with 3.4's and above have all been accepted and almost exclusively been offered this deal or something like it. The URMs with their shiny 3.0 and 3.1s are getting money too. People with sub 160 LSATs to boot. And all of them, regardless of the time they applied, have received decisions.

Yet sit the white people who applied in September and October with their 3.1-3.2-3.3 index scores, which were average for GW for the past few years. No decisions. Some have been waitlisted, though.

I'm sure there is a method to all of this.

a sad, sad story indeed.  when will the white man finally get his fair shake?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 31, 2007, 09:50:04 AM
let's not get into an AA dicussion in this thread. There is an entire thread dedicated to that already.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 31, 2007, 10:10:01 AM
I completely commiserate with your frustrations and the profile written on LSN.  Everyday it seems, people who applied to schools months after me have gone complete and then received decisions.  However, given the strangeness of GW's stragegy this cycle, I think it is still to early to tell how this will all pan out for 3.1-3.3ers.  Lets keep our collective chins up and stay optimistic.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 10:10:40 AM
I have to admit, I see merit in the argument about GW. It's a bit interesting that this year they've decided to throw 120k+free housing (which is about 170k total in D.C., no?) at their applicants thus far. People with 3.4's and above have all been accepted and almost exclusively been offered this deal or something like it. The URMs with their shiny 3.0 and 3.1s are getting money too. People with sub 160 LSATs to boot. And all of them, regardless of the time they applied, have received decisions.

Yet sit the white people who applied in September and October with their 3.1-3.2-3.3 index scores, which were average for GW for the past few years. No decisions. Some have been waitlisted, though.

I'm sure there is a method to all of this.

It's housing for the first year so that like an extra 10k - 15k.  I think the full-ride ends up being worth 135k... unless you're talking about it in terms of after-tax dollars? Then it's more like 200k+.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 10:19:18 AM
I have to admit, I see merit in the argument about GW. It's a bit interesting that this year they've decided to throw 120k+free housing (which is about 170k total in D.C., no?) at their applicants thus far. People with 3.4's and above have all been accepted and almost exclusively been offered this deal or something like it. The URMs with their shiny 3.0 and 3.1s are getting money too. People with sub 160 LSATs to boot. And all of them, regardless of the time they applied, have received decisions.

Yet sit the white people who applied in September and October with their 3.1-3.2-3.3 index scores, which were average for GW for the past few years. No decisions. Some have been waitlisted, though.

I'm sure there is a method to all of this.

It's housing for the first year so that like an extra 10k - 15k.  I think the full-ride ends up being worth 135k... unless you're talking about it in terms of after-tax dollars? Then it's more like 200k+.

Pardon my ignorance, but can you (or anyone) explain how that's the case? I've never really dealt with taxes or anything like that so...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 10:21:52 AM
You get taxed on what you make.  For example, you make 135k, you actually have 100k to spend after taxes.  So if you had a 135k loan, you would need to make like 200k, which would get taxed, to have enough dollars to pay the 135k.  There are also things like interest that would grow on a loan and maybe the opportunity cost of not being able to invest that money. There are a bunch of ways to look at it.  The bottom line is that a scholarship is worth more than its face value. Does that make sense? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 10:25:59 AM
You get taxed on what you make.  So if you make 135k you actually have 100k to spend after taxes for instance.  So if you had a 135k loan, you would need to make like 200k that has been taxed to have enough dollars to pay the 135k.  There is also things like interest that would grow on a loan and maybe the opportunity cost of not being able to invest that money. There are a bunch of ways to look at it.  A scholarship is worth more than its face value though. Does that make sense?

Not really, but probably because I'm missing something. If you get a full ride, would they GIVE YOU the $$$ or would they just not bill you for tuition? I'd think the latter...does it make a difference?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 10:26:23 AM
Why'd you do that? You're in at Emory already (which you're happy to attend, it seems), so why not just give it a shot...you know you're going to a good school regardless...

I was scoring consistently LOWER on my practice tests, and with work and my other commitments, I really wasn't finding enough time to really prepare. I don't want to take it for a LOWER score, it doesn't make sense, and my chances of improving in such a short amount of time are limited anyway.

All I have left are my reach schools (ironically, some of these are actually ranked lower than Emory by USNews...), and I don't want to give them a shiny-new low-score to look at right before they decide.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 31, 2007, 10:43:10 AM
You get taxed on what you make.  For example, you make 135k, you actually have 100k to spend after taxes.  So if you had a 135k loan, you would need to make like 200k, which would get taxed, to have enough dollars to pay the 135k.  There are also things like interest that would grow on a loan and maybe the opportunity cost of not being able to invest that money. There are a bunch of ways to look at it.  The bottom line is that a scholarship is worth more than its face value. Does that make sense? 
wow, holydevil, you're totally right, i never thought about it that way. now that just makes schools with money offers even harder to pass up, luckily im kind of a rankings whore so im pretty sure im going to go with the best school that lets me in
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 10:51:31 AM
The whole LSN profile has merit. I think GW might end up getting bitten in the ass for these strange tactics. We'll see what the future holds.

They stated it in the WL letter, and I believe it: They are accepting their auto-admits with a MASSIVE scholarship and using the waitlist to 1) see how interested you really are 2) fill the MANY spaces that they know will be available after the scholarship offers are turned down en-masse. Why are they doing this? I think it is an attempt to both improve their numbers for the rankings and simultaneously maintain their acceptance rate/yield (and technically also class size) for the same reason.

a sad, sad story indeed.  when will the white man finally get his fair shake?

In a number of areas, the white man doesn't get a fair shake anymore. A suburban, middle-class white kid is generally viewed as boring these days. As far as admissions goes, the only thing worse is being Asian.

It's housing for the first year so that like an extra 10k - 15k.  I think the full-ride ends up being worth 135k... unless you're talking about it in terms of after-tax dollars? Then it's more like 200k+.

Pardon my ignorance, but can you (or anyone) explain how that's the case? I've never really dealt with taxes or anything like that so...

Accounting VooDoo...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 11:11:28 AM
blah blah blah NUMBERS!

Dude, you are sooo going to end up as a tax lawyer...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 31, 2007, 11:12:35 AM
You get taxed on what you make.  So if you make 135k you actually have 100k to spend after taxes for instance.  So if you had a 135k loan, you would need to make like 200k that has been taxed to have enough dollars to pay the 135k.  There is also things like interest that would grow on a loan and maybe the opportunity cost of not being able to invest that money. There are a bunch of ways to look at it.  A scholarship is worth more than its face value though. Does that make sense?

Not really, but probably because I'm missing something. If you get a full ride, would they GIVE YOU the $$$ or would they just not bill you for tuition? I'd think the latter...does it make a difference?
Nah, I don't think it would appear that they were giving you the money. They're just zeroing out tuition.

You can look at it either way, but I don't think the tax thing is a huge deal. Yes, it's true that you don't have to pay tax on the scholarship from GW (aside from income tax on the value of housing at the Aston, as someone pointed out), but it's not like you get to keep, pre-tax, what you would've paid to GW.

(For clarity, I'm making up the below numbers).

Let's say you make $60,000 a year salary and keep $45,000 after taxes. You want to go to a school that costs $30,000. If you have to pay tuition, you'll have $15,000 left over. If you get a full scholarship, you'll have $45,000 left over. They have in fact only saved you $30,000 -- you still have to pay tax on the money that would've gone to GW.

The only way I can think the "tax" question would be relevant is if you planned to squirrel away that post-tax $30,000 in various pre-tax or tax-deferred programs (in which case it would be worth $40,000 pre-tax), but it'd be tricky to shield all that money from taxes, even if you contributed the maximum to a 403b or 401k, had a health savings account, had pre-tax transit benefits, etc, etc. Anyway, I ramble. It just seems kind of weird to think about the amount of money a gift would be pre-tax.

I think the point is that if you had to pay the money yourself, you would probably have to take out loans. In order to pay back the loans with interest you'd end up paying a lot more than the value of the tuition cost if it had been gifted to you in the first place. Meaning a full ride saves you the cost of tuition plus the cost of interest on that tuition so it counts for more than the money stated in your offer letter.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 31, 2007, 11:26:41 AM
waitlisted. dammit.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 31, 2007, 11:28:46 AM
aww, how did u find out?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 31, 2007, 11:29:57 AM
How did you find out? Also, wow, GW really has no love for 165's this year!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 31, 2007, 11:37:30 AM
thanks for the support everyone. It was in my mail at my current address (in DC).

The letter is fairly reassuring (as far as wait list letters go). For the sake of everyone else, I'll type it out:

"Dear Mr. Sexypants,

We have completed review of your application for fall 2007 admission to The George Washington University Law School. You are an outstanding candidate and should be proud of the many accomplishments illustrated in your application.

As you know, our admissions process is extremely competitive. We receive thousands of applications for the limited number of seats available. Our target size for the entering class is intended to allow us to provide our students the highest quality educational experience and service. What you may not know is that, in fall 2006, our entering class was overenrolled. Although manageable, this was not ideal. Accordinly, this year we are proceeding cautiously and, at this point, offering direct admission to fewer students. As a result, we are inviting more of our outstanding applicants, including you, to be on our wait list.

We expect that we may extend a significant number of offers of admission to wait-listed candidates during late April, May, and June. It is possible that we may continue to make offers into July and August. If you would like to be on our wait list, please complete and return the enclosed postcard no later than March 31, 2007. (If you subsequently wish to be removed from our wait list, please let us know.)

Please note that we do not rank our wait list. If and when we are in a position to make additional offers of admission, we will review the entire list. If you wish to add any information to your application file, please send supplemental material by mail. Be sure to include your name and LSAC account number on any submissions.

We thank you for your interest in our law school and appreciate your patience throughout our admissions process."

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 31, 2007, 11:40:37 AM
thanks for writing that out... i'm not sure how i would react to that thing. its so, promising, but man, not knowing if you're in until maybe June? thats rough.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nealric on January 31, 2007, 11:43:37 AM
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waitlisted. dammit. 

Nooooooooooooooooooo

I guess I should be checking for my waitlist letter soon  >:(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on January 31, 2007, 11:44:12 AM
At this point I sort of hope GW's strategy bites them in the ass,
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on January 31, 2007, 11:44:47 AM
(I still hope I get in though.)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 31, 2007, 11:45:53 AM
This is the work of George Mason's former admissions dean.  It worked for GMU, took them from T2 oblivion into the top 40.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on January 31, 2007, 11:48:49 AM
yea, i keep telling people that I would rather just be rejected than waitlisted but I'm not sure if thats true... i just want it to be over
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 31, 2007, 11:48:54 AM
Boy do I wish I applied to GW last year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 11:50:54 AM
waitlisted. dammit.

You seem to be having tough luck all around. I hope it improves.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 31, 2007, 11:51:39 AM
Boy do I wish I applied to GW last year.

no kidding. i wish i had applied in any year that averaged retakes, really. At least until i get fed up, take the june test on a whim, score a 178, go to harvard and live happily ever after. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 31, 2007, 11:53:52 AM
waitlisted. dammit.

You seem to be having tough luck all around. I hope it improves.

Thanks! and i'm not sure how tough my luck really is though. I mean, BC deferring me was kind of a shock, but other than that, i can't say i'm underperforming compared to people at my number level. I think those of us at 165 and below a 3.8 are collectively going to have hard luck until the end of the cycle this year.

i just keep telling myself that none of this matters if ONE of my top schools comes through by the end. And even failing that, i do have some pretty good backup options!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 31, 2007, 11:57:46 AM
Im really sorry to hear this Iscorde119
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 12:02:42 PM
waitlisted. dammit.

You seem to be having tough luck all around. I hope it improves.

Thanks! and i'm not sure how tough my luck really is though. I mean, BC deferring me was kind of a shock, but other than that, i can't say i'm underperforming compared to people at my number level. I think those of us at 165 and below a 3.8 are collectively going to have hard luck until the end of the cycle this year.

i just keep telling myself that none of this matters if ONE of my top schools comes through by the end. And even failing that, i do have some pretty good backup options!

It is tough luck. You're an amazing candidate and it's bull that you've had such a rough time with your numbers this cycle.

What's the difference between a 165 and a 166? It's 1 question right? So lame.

It has got to turn around, it can't rain forever.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 31, 2007, 12:02:59 PM
Has GW sent out any new acceptances this week, or just WL?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 12:18:42 PM
LOL, who knows. I hear they don't go to trial often tho. I worry if I don't have enough trial experience than I will never been good enough to succeed Judge Judy.

Do you remember when Judge Judy's husband, Judge Jerry (or something) took over the People's Court? It was pretty short lived, he kept telling the defendants that they were lucky to not be on his wife's show, because she'd really rip them a new one -- at which point most people changed channels to watch his wife rip someone a new one.

waitlisted. dammit.

If you want to form a support group, let me know.

thanks for writing that out... i'm not sure how i would react to that thing. its so, promising, but man, not knowing if you're in until maybe June? thats rough.

I think there will be two BIG waves of WL, Accepted this year... one after each of the deposit deadlines. 119 will probably hear at the end of April/Early May.


This is the work of George Mason's former admissions dean.  It worked for GMU, took them from T2 oblivion into the top 40.

How much higher can GW go though? They'll definitely break the tie at 19, but that probably just means that they'll have 19 to themselves. The schools above them are really well entrenched.


Anyway 119, you're still having a better cycle than I am. Good luck with all of this. I hope we both end up somewhere excellent.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 12:34:06 PM
Ugh. That sucks iscoreda. And bwilliams is right...it may come back to bite them. When people have equal options and are part of the normal applicant pool...they may go elsewhere. BU, WUSTL, W&L, ND, Minn, etc.

And then GW may find itself underenrolled.

Well, ND isn't really in contention for me, anyway (haters). I would probably take a late-spring waitlist-admit (up to the end of May) over BU or WUSTL (who will actually, probably reject me), but who knows.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 31, 2007, 12:37:06 PM
so, what if you don't hear til June, end up getting in, but had to pay for a seat somewhere else before then. you just have to eat that $$?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 31, 2007, 12:38:28 PM
Has GW sent out any new acceptances this week, or just WL?

Looks like only WL, some people were accepted on Saturday but none since. Scary.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 12:46:10 PM
so, what if you don't hear til June, end up getting in, but had to pay for a seat somewhere else before then. you just have to eat that $$?

Yeah, I mean, I'm not psyched about that part, but if I like a school enough, I'll eat the deposit from elsewhere.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on January 31, 2007, 12:57:39 PM
Good luck to you guys why are waitlisted.  Honestly, I think you have a great shot of getting in.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on January 31, 2007, 01:14:50 PM
119 - I'm so sorry! I don't know what GWs deal is this year...here's hoping that you get off the waitlist!

It's a rough life to be a 165 this time around, and I am certainly not banking on schools that I thought were completely doable previously. But I will keep my fingers crossed for ya. :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 31, 2007, 01:54:18 PM
Hmm... so I guess it's goin down as another long, slow, acceptance-less day in the GW worship thread here at LSD.  :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 31, 2007, 01:56:35 PM
I think GWU sends mail out in bunches on Wednesdays (I got an acceptance call on a Sun, packet wasn't mailed out until Wed.).  I don't know if it's so much an acceptanceless day as the day all your acceptances are being mailed out.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on January 31, 2007, 01:58:54 PM
Has anyone received an acceptance package without getting a call or email first?
Help me keep the hope alive...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 02:04:33 PM
I think GWU sends mail out in bunches on Wednesdays (I got an acceptance call on a Sun, packet wasn't mailed out until Wed.).  I don't know if it's so much an acceptanceless day as the day all your acceptances are being mailed out.

I still haven't received my acceptance package, my call was on the 21st.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 31, 2007, 02:05:06 PM
I think GWU sends mail out in bunches on Wednesdays (I got an acceptance call on a Sun, packet wasn't mailed out until Wed.).  I don't know if it's so much an acceptanceless day as the day all your acceptances are being mailed out.

I still haven't received my acceptance package, my call was on the 21st.

its being sent today
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on January 31, 2007, 02:08:16 PM
so, what if you don't hear til June, end up getting in, but had to pay for a seat somewhere else before then. you just have to eat that $$?

Yeah, I mean, I'm not psyched about that part, but if I like a school enough, I'll eat the deposit from elsewhere.

True. It still sucks tho. I'm sure you'll hear before then (and it will be positive)!!! For those of us that would be re-locating, it just doesn't seem practical/possible to have to wait til July/August (even June). I'm in NY, and say I really want to go to GW (which I do), but also get into Fordham. I would def. buy my seat at FU, but then what if I hear that I get into GW come mid-July. I just don't think I'd be able to transition quickly enough to be there in time for classes, etc.

I guess this is nothing I need to worry about now, since I am not on any type of WL, and given the numbers of those being put on them, I may just get auto-dinged!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on January 31, 2007, 02:11:28 PM
so, what if you don't hear til June, end up getting in, but had to pay for a seat somewhere else before then. you just have to eat that $$?

Yeah, I mean, I'm not psyched about that part, but if I like a school enough, I'll eat the deposit from elsewhere.

True. It still sucks tho. I'm sure you'll hear before then (and it will be positive)!!! For those of us that would be re-locating, it just doesn't seem practical/possible to have to wait til July/August (even June). I'm in NY, and say I really want to go to GW (which I do), but also get into Fordham. I would def. buy my seat at FU, but then what if I hear that I get into GW come mid-July. I just don't think I'd be able to transition quickly enough to be there in time for classes, etc.

I guess this is nothing I need to worry about now, since I am not on any type of WL, and given the numbers of those being put on them, I may just get auto-dinged!!!

more people need to refer to Fordham as FU.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 02:54:02 PM
Ugh. That sucks iscoreda. And bwilliams is right...it may come back to bite them. When people have equal options and are part of the normal applicant pool...they may go elsewhere. BU, WUSTL, W&L, ND, Minn, etc.

And then GW may find itself underenrolled.

If I were waited at GW, and dinged everywhere else, I'd -- almost without hesitation -- go to BU. If GW called in August after I'd already prepared everything with BU, etc. I don't see how it would be feasible (or why it would be worth it) to go through all the trouble to switch over to GW. Admittedly, I prefer GW, but I don't think it's THAT much of a better school to make that kind of decision a no-brainer. Even though I love the school as much as I do.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: lflyer on January 31, 2007, 03:13:09 PM
I was in the admissions office for a good 20 minutes this morning and had a good chance to size up the place.  From what I saw, there were two full bins of large (8 1/2 x 11-ish size) white envelopes waiting to be sent out (looked thicker than just a piece of paper or two).  I later got back to school and found my acceptance packet in a manila envelope of the same size so I really don't know what to make of it.  Maybe they just ran out of manila colored packets?  I really don't know why they would send waitlists or rejections out in large envelopes.

Dean Richards was buzzing around the office at twice the speed of everyone else.  She was all over the place, really nice lady too.  Hopefully she was getting the acceptances ready for the rest of you guys.  Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys in on the fruits of my investigative prowess.  GOOD LUCK!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on January 31, 2007, 03:28:56 PM
Nice now go back tomorrow and with your ninja prowess, install a webcam in their office looking directly at the acceptance bins.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 03:55:18 PM
Is anyone who goes to GW (the UG, LS or otherwise) or spends a lot of time on campus familiar with a crazy older guy with long, white hair who is likely drunk all the time? When I visited he nearly killed a guy walking in front of me. He was screaming "@#!* China, @#!* the USA, @#!* George Bush...I'll kill em all," and then he goes up to this poor guy and goes "I'll slit your f-ing throat" right in his face. The guy jumped back (obviously), and I started walking in the opposite direction. I asked the tour guide about him, and she seemed to know what I was talking about...is this guy a regular down there or what?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 31, 2007, 04:01:57 PM
Is anyone who goes to GW (the UG, LS or otherwise) or spends a lot of time on campus familiar with a crazy older guy with long, white hair who is likely drunk all the time? When I visited he nearly killed a guy walking in front of me. He was screaming "@#!* China, @#!* the USA, @#!* George Bush...I'll kill em all," and then he goes up to this poor guy and goes "I'll slit your f-ing throat" right in his face. The guy jumped back (obviously), and I started walking in the opposite direction. I asked the tour guide about him, and she seemed to know what I was talking about...is this guy a regular down there or what?

I think there are lots of college campuses with weirdos hanging around.  At my UG, there was 'Scanner Dan,' an odd little man that alternated between listening to his ever-present police scanner and unabashedly hitting on coeds.  We also had 'Tunnel Bob,' who is rumored to live in the schools steam tunnel system, but I mostly just saw him at the union, looking disheveled.  Finally, there was 'Orange Piccolo Playing Dude' who was both bright orange and played the piccolo.

There were also crazy and abrasive religious types on the mall, screaming about hellfire and damnation.

I miss being a student, and meeting all the campus crazies, and look forward to a new crop next year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on January 31, 2007, 04:09:06 PM
Is anyone who goes to GW (the UG, LS or otherwise) or spends a lot of time on campus familiar with a crazy older guy with long, white hair who is likely drunk all the time? When I visited he nearly killed a guy walking in front of me. He was screaming "@#!* China, @#!* the USA, @#!* George Bush...I'll kill em all," and then he goes up to this poor guy and goes "I'll slit your f-ing throat" right in his face. The guy jumped back (obviously), and I started walking in the opposite direction. I asked the tour guide about him, and she seemed to know what I was talking about...is this guy a regular down there or what?

I think there are lots of college campuses with weirdos hanging around.  At my UG, there was 'Scanner Dan,' an odd little man that alternated between listening to his ever-present police scanner and unabashedly hitting on coeds.  We also had 'Tunnel Bob,' who is rumored to live in the schools steam tunnel system, but I mostly just saw him at the union, looking disheveled.  Finally, there was 'Orange Piccolo Playing Dude' who was both bright orange and played the piccolo.

There were also crazy and abrasive religious types on the mall, screaming about hellfire and damnation.

I miss being a student, and meeting all the campus crazies, and look forward to a new crop next year.

Oh, sure...of course there are campus crazies. This guy really was over-the-top, though. I really thought he was going to kill that guy.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on January 31, 2007, 04:11:59 PM
Is anyone who goes to GW (the UG, LS or otherwise) or spends a lot of time on campus familiar with a crazy older guy with long, white hair who is likely drunk all the time? When I visited he nearly killed a guy walking in front of me. He was screaming "@#!* China, @#!* the USA, @#!* George Bush...I'll kill em all," and then he goes up to this poor guy and goes "I'll slit your f-ing throat" right in his face. The guy jumped back (obviously), and I started walking in the opposite direction. I asked the tour guide about him, and she seemed to know what I was talking about...is this guy a regular down there or what?

I think there are lots of college campuses with weirdos hanging around.  At my UG, there was 'Scanner Dan,' an odd little man that alternated between listening to his ever-present police scanner and unabashedly hitting on coeds.  We also had 'Tunnel Bob,' who is rumored to live in the schools steam tunnel system, but I mostly just saw him at the union, looking disheveled.  Finally, there was 'Orange Piccolo Playing Dude' who was both bright orange and played the piccolo.

There were also crazy and abrasive religious types on the mall, screaming about hellfire and damnation.

I miss being a student, and meeting all the campus crazies, and look forward to a new crop next year.

Oh, sure...of course there are campus crazies. This guy really was over-the-top, though. I really thought he was going to kill that guy.

Ah, so not so much a "cute" crazy as a "I'm-going-to-stab-you-in-the-neck-while-I-scream-about-the-spies-in-your-hair' crazy?

Him I'm not so jazzed to meet...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on January 31, 2007, 04:14:07 PM

I think there are lots of college campuses with weirdos hanging around.  At my UG, there was 'Scanner Dan,' an odd little man that alternated between listening to his ever-present police scanner and unabashedly hitting on coeds.  We also had 'Tunnel Bob,' who is rumored to live in the schools steam tunnel system, but I mostly just saw him at the union, looking disheveled.  Finally, there was 'Orange Piccolo Playing Dude' who was both bright orange and played the piccolo.

There were also crazy and abrasive religious types on the mall, screaming about hellfire and damnation.

I miss being a student, and meeting all the campus crazies, and look forward to a new crop next year.

Not on my campus... unless the fratboys count.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dgutc on January 31, 2007, 11:14:25 PM
Got a really nice phone call from a Megan at GW this evening, answered my questions was very polite.

This school gives first rate customer service.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: RoadRunner5 on February 01, 2007, 04:02:48 AM
Since this board seems to thrive on speculation, I'll contribute to the hype... While the acceptances to date seem to have been based largely on LSATs, from LSN it seems as though GPA and soft factors are coming into play. I think GW is trying to boost their LSAT avgs, but are mindful not to sacrifice their GPA avgs-- in other words, as they go down in LSAT, they seem to not be dipping below a certain GPA (3.6? with the exception of 2 out of 9 waitlisters)...

or then again I could be erroneously over-analyzing in my agonizing state of limbo.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: UncleLSAT on February 01, 2007, 06:13:41 AM
LSN's sample is not even close to representative. How could these remarks even come close to being accurate?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 01, 2007, 07:04:44 AM
LSN's sample is not even close to representative. How could these remarks even come close to being accurate?

They can't. I think RoadRunner is just speculating to pass the painful waiting time. And his observations are fairly accurate based on the admittedly unrepresentative LSN sample. Oh I hope they let me in soon.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 07:09:04 AM
I disagree with that based on this (unrepresentative) sample. They're trying to raise the LSAT numbers, and are disregarding GPA altogether (so many 170+, sub 3.0 people getting in...and with money, too). This makes sense; there are fewer 170s out there than there are 3.9s, so if they get the LSAT up, they can easily maintain the GPA median by admitting high GPAs at a later point (which is what I think they'll do).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 01, 2007, 07:09:11 AM
Well, I hope that they'll accept some high GPA low LSAT splitters (aka ME!) to ensure that their GPAs do not fall :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 01, 2007, 07:17:27 AM
I disagree with that based on this (unrepresentative) sample. They're trying to raise the LSAT numbers, and are disregarding GPA altogether (so many 170+, sub 3.0 people getting in...and with money, too). This makes sense; there are fewer 170s out there than there are 3.9s, so if they get the LSAT up, they can easily maintain the GPA median by admitting high GPAs at a later point (which is what I think they'll do).

Wow, ok I looked at LSN numbers for GW again and you're right- they do seem to be completely disregarding GPA at this point. And it is absolutely unbelievable that every person waitlisted on LSN has a 165. WTF? I do think as the cycle goes on, they'll start accepting those 165s starting with the highest GPA's and working down.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 01, 2007, 07:20:26 AM
A 164/ 3.8 non-URM was accepted on LSN.  Maybe there's still hope for 160-165/ 3.8+ candidates?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 07:26:11 AM
Does anyone else find it odd that there are no other "attending" people on there? I know GW isn't binding, isn't generally going to be the first choice of those currently accepted (medium-high to high-scoring candidates), and that many are waiting for financial aid awards... but only one person is attending for sure (and has marked as such)?

Nah, I don't think it's weird. I won't decide anything like this until all of my responses come in/I get to visit, find housing, etc.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 01, 2007, 07:26:53 AM
A 164/ 3.8 non-URM was accepted on LSN.  Maybe there's still hope for 160-165/ 3.8+ candidates?

Perhaps, though maybe that person was the dean's nephew or a war vet or something else exciting like that
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 01, 2007, 07:29:09 AM
Well, we should stay optimistic!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 01, 2007, 09:42:41 AM
Just got a call from the dean of admissions.  I got into the PT program.  She was extremely nice.  I'm stoked.  My first acceptance.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 09:43:20 AM
Just got a call from the dean of admissions.  I got into the PT program.  She was extremely nice.  I'm stoked.  My first acceptance.

congrats

time until numbers are requested: 3...2...1...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 01, 2007, 09:54:37 AM
put in app on 12/29.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 10:00:49 AM
Hell hath no fury like a GW applicant scorned.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 01, 2007, 10:01:39 AM
Well congrats :)

I'm just going to withdraw from GW. I have better places to go or can get into, and I don't like the fact that my app has been sitting there for over 3 months without even a peep.

where? why withdraw now?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mistaken on February 01, 2007, 10:11:30 AM
like the rest of you, im waiting to hear from GW, but the more I think of it, the less I care, as I can't think of many reasons why, if accepted, I would choose GW over ND. what are the arguments for GW > ND? obviously DC>South Bend, but the price tag doesn't seem to be worth it (or the 3 spot difference on US News)...opinions?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 01, 2007, 10:12:44 AM
so what are nyugrad's numbers? did I miss them?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Horace Grant on February 01, 2007, 10:13:05 AM
yeah, not to be a jerk, but your reagan/bush ticker kind of disagrees with you on that one.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 01, 2007, 10:18:24 AM
like the rest of you, im waiting to hear from GW, but the more I think of it, the less I care, as I can't think of many reasons why, if accepted, I would choose GW over ND. what are the arguments for GW > ND? obviously DC>South Bend, but the price tag doesn't seem to be worth it (or the 3 spot difference on US News)...opinions?

Agreed. The price tag may not be worth a measly 3 spots. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 10:23:32 AM
like the rest of you, im waiting to hear from GW, but the more I think of it, the less I care, as I can't think of many reasons why, if accepted, I would choose GW over ND. what are the arguments for GW > ND? obviously DC>South Bend, but the price tag doesn't seem to be worth it (or the 3 spot difference on US News)...opinions?

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385
Title: OMG OMG OMG OMG! HURRAY!
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 10:24:42 AM
Just got this in the old email-box!!

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Captain Longshot,
  
I write to congratulate you.  We will be sending you an acceptance tomorrow.  You are an oustanding applicant.  We would be delighted to have you join the fall 2007 part-time entering class at GW Law.

Please stay in touch -- let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance as you choose which law school you will attend.  We certainly hope it will be GW.

Thank you.

  Anne


Anne M. Richard
Associate Dean
Admissions and Financial Aid
The George Washington University
Law School


Title: Re: OMG OMG OMG OMG! HURRAY!
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 01, 2007, 10:26:03 AM
congratulations!

Just got this in the old email-box!!

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Captain Longshot,
  
I write to congratulate you.  We will be sending you an acceptance tomorrow.  You are an oustanding applicant.  We would be delighted to have you join the fall 2007 part-time entering class at GW Law.

Please stay in touch -- let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance as you choose which law school you will attend.  We certainly hope it will be GW.

Thank you.

  Anne


Anne M. Richard
Associate Dean
Admissions and Financial Aid
The George Washington University
Law School



Title: Re: OMG OMG OMG OMG! HURRAY!
Post by: latenitesession on February 01, 2007, 10:26:59 AM
Just got this in the old email-box!!

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Captain Longshot,
 
I write to congratulate you.  We will be sending you an acceptance tomorrow.  You are an oustanding applicant.  We would be delighted to have you join the fall 2007 part-time entering class at GW Law.

Please stay in touch -- let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance as you choose which law school you will attend.  We certainly hope it will be GW.

Thank you.

  Anne


Anne M. Richard
Associate Dean
Admissions and Financial Aid
The George Washington University
Law School




yeah!!!! that's a quick turnaround! CONGRATS!!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on February 01, 2007, 10:27:15 AM
Awesome! Congrats man, you deserve it.

I second my girl Dee...I know you've been waiting for this one.  Big congrats!!!
Title: Re: OMG OMG OMG OMG! HURRAY!
Post by: holydevil on February 01, 2007, 10:29:43 AM
Just got this in the old email-box!!

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Captain Longshot,
 
I write to congratulate you.  We will be sending you an acceptance tomorrow.  You are an oustanding applicant.  We would be delighted to have you join the fall 2007 part-time entering class at GW Law.

Please stay in touch -- let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance as you choose which law school you will attend.  We certainly hope it will be GW.

Thank you.

  Anne


Anne M. Richard
Associate Dean
Admissions and Financial Aid
The George Washington University
Law School




You deserve it, I'm very happy for you.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 01, 2007, 10:31:27 AM
Yay Longshot! I guess that answers everyone's questions about the WL being Ft/PT
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 01, 2007, 10:31:53 AM
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yeah, not to be a jerk, but your reagan/bush ticker kind of disagrees with you on that one.

Washington and Lee (or Iowa for that matter) isn't equal to George Washington? LOL. You know, rankings are temporary. IA and W&L have been floating around the top 20 for a very long time and the same can't be said of GWU.

Besides, I very well could get into a number of other schools, or off the WL at GTown. I'm retaking in 10 days here, too.

Nonetheless I'll think about withdrawing or not in the next few days. I'm just bitter because it's been absurdly long and I don't like the fact they advertise on their website that they'll get back to you in 8 weeks when they clearly don't.

Btw Longshot...congrats! Do you think they just received your stuff?

just wait it out. withdrawing isn't going to do anything for you. It is frustrating, and I can't imaging having to wait that long (since I applied in early Jan), but I think you have a good shot there. Plus, we like you in this thread!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 10:32:58 AM
WOOHOO! There ya go Longshot! I KNEW it would come sooner than April.

I think they considered me as having two separate applications after I requested PT/FT consideration. The full-time was WL and the PT was accepted. I'm going to email Dean Richard to clarify, but I have to say I'm pretty psyched!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 01, 2007, 10:33:22 AM
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yeah, not to be a jerk, but your reagan/bush ticker kind of disagrees with you on that one.

Washington and Lee (or Iowa for that matter) isn't equal to George Washington? LOL.

Besides, I very well could get into a number of other schools, or off the WL at GTown. I'm retaking in 10 days here, too.

Nonetheless I'll think about withdrawing or not in the next few days. I'm just bitter because it's been absurdly long and I don't like the fact they advertise on their website that they'll get back to you in 8 weeks when they clearly don't.

Btw Longshot...congrats! Do you think they just received your stuff?

Are you sure this isn't just a way to preempt the possible waitlist? Yes, i think what GW is doing is kind of weird and not all that likeable, but you knew they didn't start reviewing applications until late December anyway, and it's not been 8 weeks from then. All-in-all it seems like a fairly petty thing to do.

that being said, good luck with the retake, and of course no one is saying you've got poor choices right now. it's just that you've obviously liked GW a lot in the past (this thread is started and continued in large part by you) it'd be silly to pass up the opportunity just because they're slow.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BonesMcJones on February 01, 2007, 10:34:30 AM
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yeah, not to be a jerk, but your reagan/bush ticker kind of disagrees with you on that one.

Washington and Lee (or Iowa for that matter) isn't equal to George Washington? LOL. You know, rankings are temporary. IA and W&L have been floating around the top 20 for a very long time and the same can't be said of GWU.

Besides, I very well could get into a number of other schools, or off the WL at GTown. I'm retaking in 10 days here, too.

Nonetheless I'll think about withdrawing or not in the next few days. I'm just bitter because it's been absurdly long and I don't like the fact they advertise on their website that they'll get back to you in 8 weeks when they clearly don't.

Btw Longshot...congrats! Do you think they just received your stuff?

just wait it out. withdrawing isn't going to do anything for you. It is frustrating, and I can't imaging having to wait that long (since I applied in early Jan), but I think you have a good shot there. Plus, we like you in this thread!

is that the royal we?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 01, 2007, 10:34:47 AM
Good job, Longshot!  That's awesome. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 01, 2007, 10:37:13 AM
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Are you sure this isn't just a way to preempt the possible waitlist? Yes, i think what GW is doing is kind of weird and not all that likeable, but you knew they didn't start reviewing applications until late December anyway, and it's not been 8 weeks from then. All-in-all it seems like a fairly petty thing to do.

that being said, good luck with the retake, and of course no one is saying you've got poor choices right now. it's just that you've obviously liked GW a lot in the past (this thread is started and continued in large part by you) it'd be silly to pass up the opportunity just because they're slow.

Meh I wouldn't even mind being waitlisted, or heck rejected. I just want to hear something. LOL.

Nevermind me. :(

i think you'll find out soon, don't worry! more than likely we'll be in this thread three months from now wondering when they're going to get back to us about whether we're off the waitlist or not. God, what a depressing thought.

Please, Texas, please make this all a moot point.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mistaken on February 01, 2007, 10:37:44 AM
The question remains, granted GW is a strong school, but does its strength justify its price, compared to cheaper and more or less similarly ranked schools?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on February 01, 2007, 10:53:50 AM
Well done longshot...guess your dedication int his thread paid off!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 10:58:10 AM
Gah...and I have them holding my app for the Feb. test. Great. I probably won't hear for like...a year, lol. Congrats Long Shot!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 11:00:47 AM
Btw Longshot...congrats! Do you think they just received your stuff?

I'm ASSUMING for the moment (although I did email to clarify), that they treated my application as TWO separate apps. The first FT one was put on the WL, and the second PT was admitted. I sent the card (with a writing sample) regular non-priority mail, on tuesday and if they got it, they only got it today. That's too quick, IMHO, to assume that they received the card, processed it and made a new decision.

PS - Don't withdraw your app.. you have to be at least a LITTLE curious, right?

PPS - Thanks everyone for the congrats.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: silentlaw on February 01, 2007, 11:04:21 AM
Jesus, I'm starting to feel the same way. I went complete in October(!) and have not heard a damn thing. I thought I would have a decent shot, 166/3.7, but they are giving me the runaround.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 11:06:05 AM
Jesus, I'm starting to feel the same way. I went complete in October(!) and have not heard a damn thing. I thought I would have a decent shot, 166/3.7, but they are giving me the runaround.

I bet if you email the admissions office to "confirm" that you are complete you will get an admit response. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 01, 2007, 11:08:42 AM
Gah...and I have them holding my app for the Feb. test. Great. I probably won't hear for like...a year, lol. Congrats Long Shot!
Who knows, I'm starting to wonder if applying later is key. Besides nyu, there's also a 1/9 and a 1/10 applicant who got in today. Yay but  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( too

In many cases applying later is clearly superior.  I wish I knew what I know about the law application process. 


Silentlaw - There hasn't been a 166 that has been rejected yet from GW as far as I can tell.  I have a 166 with a 2.78 cum(GPA at the school I am getting my degree from is a little higher than 3.33)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 01, 2007, 11:10:36 AM

I bet if you email the admissions office to "confirm" that you are complete you will get an admit response. 


I tried this yesterday (got a bit desperate) and I am complete, that's it. Boo.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 01, 2007, 11:12:11 AM
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In many cases applying later is clearly superior.  I wish I knew what I know about the law application process.

Really? I was freaking out since I didn't do my apps until late December-ish!  Everyone made me feel as if I was absolutely screwed if I didn't get them all in by Thanksgiving.

Since there is apparently no love for the 165s from GW this cycle (as of yet!), I guess any benefits from strategic timing of the application are useless. Boooo.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 11:13:03 AM
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In many cases applying later is clearly superior.  I wish I knew what I know about the law application process.

Really? I was freaking out since I didn't do my apps until late December-ish!  Everyone made me feel as if I was absolutely screwed if I didn't get them all in by Thanksgiving.

Since there is apparently no love for the 165s from GW this cycle (as of yet!), I guess any benefits from strategic timing of the application are useless. Boooo.

GW clearly states in their FAQ section that applying early does not help your chances at all.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 01, 2007, 11:19:53 AM
Btw Longshot...congrats! Do you think they just received your stuff?

I'm ASSUMING for the moment (although I did email to clarify), that they treated my application as TWO separate apps. The first FT one was put on the WL, and the second PT was admitted. I sent the card (with a writing sample) regular non-priority mail, on tuesday and if they got it, they only got it today. That's too quick, IMHO, to assume that they received the card, processed it and made a new decision.

PS - Don't withdraw your app.. you have to be at least a LITTLE curious, right?

PPS - Thanks everyone for the congrats.

This is somewhat disturning for borderline P/T applicants like myself. It would suggest that they're not really considering the P/T applicants entirely separately, given the rapid turnaround in response after longshot indicated his willingness to be considered P/T. If this occurs with all those waitlisted who have good #'s (but apparently not for the F/T program), then I see my chances quickly fading with my 3.0 index.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 01, 2007, 11:21:01 AM
I think going for reaches late makes more sense then early.  If you apply early to a reach your application will be consider with every single app that isn't a reach.  I think it's difficult to stand out.  If you apply late, like when people that weren't reaches start withdrawing, the application landscape looks a lot different and I think you start to look better. I think you apply early for money, and later for reaches(obviously not super late).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 01, 2007, 11:21:53 AM
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In many cases applying later is clearly superior.  I wish I knew what I know about the law application process.

Really? I was freaking out since I didn't do my apps until late December-ish!  Everyone made me feel as if I was absolutely screwed if I didn't get them all in by Thanksgiving.

Since there is apparently no love for the 165s from GW this cycle (as of yet!), I guess any benefits from strategic timing of the application are useless. Boooo.

GW clearly states in their FAQ section that applying early does not help your chances at all.

Oh, no, I know! Just silly speculation to take the edge off the big wait.  :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 11:23:27 AM
<--- still annoyed that I have my app held. My own fault, I know, but it sucks knowing I won't know till -- at the earliest -- late March.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 11:37:04 AM
Well, I emailed Dean Richard to clarify the situation and here is the response (since everyone is curious):

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Cpt. Longshot,

  I just tried to call you -- when I dial the number it just doesn't connect.  Is that your correct number?

  I can understand your confusion.  Every year, we send the wrong thing to someone (it would be great if this could be the only mistake we make this year -- unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be).

  Anyway, throw away your wait list letter (and we will throw away your return postcard when it arrives).  You are admitted to our part-time program -- really.  We will be delighted to have you join us.

  Please give a call if you have questions or if I can be of any assistance.  And please forgive us for the error.

    Anne
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 01, 2007, 11:42:10 AM
Well, I emailed Dean Richard to clarify the situation and here is the response (since everyone is curious):

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Cpt. Longshot,

  I just tried to call you -- when I dial the number it just doesn't connect.  Is that your correct number?

  I can understand your confusion.  Every year, we send the wrong thing to someone (it would be great if this could be the only mistake we make this year -- unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be).

  Anyway, throw away your wait list letter (and we will throw away your return postcard when it arrives).  You are admitted to our part-time program -- really.  We will be delighted to have you join us.

  Please give a call if you have questions or if I can be of any assistance.  And please forgive us for the error.

    Anne


SWEET! That's so awesome - I haven't said congrats yet so CONGRATS! :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on February 01, 2007, 11:44:06 AM
Well, I emailed Dean Richard to clarify the situation and here is the response (since everyone is curious):

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Cpt. Longshot,

  I just tried to call you -- when I dial the number it just doesn't connect.  Is that your correct number?

  I can understand your confusion.  Every year, we send the wrong thing to someone (it would be great if this could be the only mistake we make this year -- unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be).

  Anyway, throw away your wait list letter (and we will throw away your return postcard when it arrives).  You are admitted to our part-time program -- really.  We will be delighted to have you join us.

  Please give a call if you have questions or if I can be of any assistance.  And please forgive us for the error.

    Anne

Congrats - I think it was the shot of PMA :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 01, 2007, 11:47:45 AM
Congrats Longshot, I am so happy for you (and so, so jealous!)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 01, 2007, 11:49:53 AM
BWilliams, I feel your pain, completely.  I applied in October and September to schools that are repeatedly accepting people with numbers comparable to mine, that applied months later.  I don't get it either, and I am beating myself up everyday wondering what I did wrong, or if 1 point on the LSAT really made that much difference.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Bouzie1982 on February 01, 2007, 11:50:25 AM
<--- still annoyed that I have my app held. My own fault, I know, but it sucks knowing I won't know till -- at the earliest -- late March.

Jets, did you tell them that you're taking the February LSAT? If so, did they say that they'd wait for the score. I've been considering emailing them to let them know.  Im afraid that my 164 my make me an autoreject this cycle.  One of my friends with a 166 indicated on Nortwesterns app that he was taking the test again in february and he was rejected anyway.  Im scared by this whole feb test situation and how each school seems to be handling it differently.

Thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 11:51:21 AM
BWilliams, I feel your pain, completely.  I applied in October and September to schools that are repeatedly accepting people with numbers comparable to mine, that applied months later.  I don't get it either, and I am beating myself up everyday wondering what I did wrong, or if 1 point on the LSAT really made that much difference.

it shouldn't but it does
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: legally law on February 01, 2007, 11:57:23 AM
Longshot -
Do you think you will try staying on the FT Waitlist??  I'm probably going to be in a similar situation and am curious to know what others are doing.  Also, keep us posted when you hear about any $$$$ financial aid offers (do they give PT students scholarships???).
Thanks and CONGRATS!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 12:09:29 PM
Longshot -
Do you think you will try staying on the FT Waitlist??  I'm probably going to be in a similar situation and am curious to know what others are doing.  Also, keep us posted when you hear about any $$$$ financial aid offers (do they give PT students scholarships???).
Thanks and CONGRATS!

As of the clarification email, it seems like I am not on the waitlist and probably never was. I'm pretty sure I won't get any/much money from GW, but if for some reason I do, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 01, 2007, 12:10:35 PM
Longshot -
Do you think you will try staying on the FT Waitlist??  I'm probably going to be in a similar situation and am curious to know what others are doing.  Also, keep us posted when you hear about any $$$$ financial aid offers (do they give PT students scholarships???).
Thanks and CONGRATS!

As of the clarification email, it seems like I am not on the waitlist and probably never was. I'm pretty sure I won't get any/much money from GW, but if for some reason I do, I'll let you know.

Either way, YOU'RE IN! Go kick back and have a beer (or soft-drink).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on February 01, 2007, 12:12:11 PM
congrats!  so will you be going to the ASW in march?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 12:35:45 PM
<--- still annoyed that I have my app held. My own fault, I know, but it sucks knowing I won't know till -- at the earliest -- late March.

Jets, did you tell them that you're taking the February LSAT? If so, did they say that they'd wait for the score. I've been considering emailing them to let them know.  Im afraid that my 164 my make me an autoreject this cycle.  One of my friends with a 166 indicated on Nortwesterns app that he was taking the test again in february and he was rejected anyway.  Im scared by this whole feb test situation and how each school seems to be handling it differently.

Thanks!

Told 'em a while back; they said they wouldn't send me to committee until Feb. scores came out.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 01, 2007, 12:58:53 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KDwODbl3muE
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 01:08:07 PM
Either way, YOU'RE IN! Go kick back and have a beer (or soft-drink).

When my boss calls me into his office to fire me for drinking on the job, do you think he'll let me off the hook due to my acceptance?

congrats!  so will you be going to the ASW in march?

Do they even invite PT admits to the ASW?

Told 'em a while back; they said they wouldn't send me to committee until Feb. scores came out.

Once you get your awesome new Feb. score they will admit you full time, but you will probably turn down their offer because you'll get into Penn or some other XOXO-friendly prestige-machine.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 01:12:51 PM
Either way, YOU'RE IN! Go kick back and have a beer (or soft-drink).

When my boss calls me into his office to fire me for drinking on the job, do you think he'll let me off the hook due to my acceptance?

He DID say OR soft drink...lol...so are you GWU bound now?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 01:17:48 PM
He DID say OR soft drink...lol...so are you GWU bound now?

Well, I still have my Penn deferral to wait for. It would have to be a miracle to happen, but you never know. Assuming that I don't get win the crazy-admissions-lottery, I would say that I am definitely leaning toward GW.

75% right now, pending some overdue visits.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 01:27:12 PM
Gonna stay PT or switch over to FT if you go?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: legally law on February 01, 2007, 01:58:40 PM
So for those of us who do get waitlisted (hopefully not, but whatever), has anyone tried sending in supplementary materials, such as a thesis from grad school or shorter writing samples?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 01, 2007, 02:02:40 PM
I am onedge.I emailed the other day about my status and they said it was in comittee. I cant take this! lol           
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 01, 2007, 02:30:32 PM
just wanted to pop in and say congrats to the captain and good luck to everyone else that is still waiting
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 02:32:52 PM
I haven't been sent to committee yet. I know this because I was informed as much in the reply to my Feb. LSAT e-mail.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bohemian_revolution on February 01, 2007, 03:24:05 PM
Congratulations, Longshot! Hope to see you at the ASW.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 01, 2007, 04:44:39 PM
Wow they actually told you that? How did you ask them?

Sheesh, I didn't even get a response to my email. Ugh.

I just asked about my status. She said that she couldn't tell me exactly what was happening because I had been sent to the committee.

I suppose that means I'll have a decision soon. Hopefully next week.

Arrgghhhh
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 01, 2007, 04:56:29 PM
Congratulations, Longshot! Hope to see you at the ASW.

WHat ar eyou speaking of in your LSN about a big risk with your PS?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 01, 2007, 05:26:17 PM
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I just asked about my status. She said that she couldn't tell me exactly what was happening because I had been sent to the committee.

I suppose that means I'll have a decision soon. Hopefully next week.

Was it Dean Richard who responded back?

Good luck btw. I'm sure you'll get in.

No specific names in email, just from the generic GW law admit email and signed 'GWU Law Admissions'
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 01, 2007, 06:09:22 PM
It was probably the secretary writing back. Nice guy.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 06:29:07 PM
Wow they actually told you that? How did you ask them?

Sheesh, I didn't even get a response to my email. Ugh.

I just asked about my status. She said that she couldn't tell me exactly what was happening because I had been sent to the committee.

I suppose that means I'll have a decision soon. Hopefully next week.

Arrgghhhh

BU told me I was in committee at the beginning of January. I still haven't heard.,
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 01, 2007, 06:37:36 PM
Gonna stay PT or switch over to FT if you go?

Obviously I won't commit to anything, but if I decide to go to GW part time I will go with the intention of switching to FT, but fully prepared to stay in PT if for some reason I can't.

LOL they mistakenly waitlisted you, longshot? hahahaha

Basically.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 01, 2007, 08:11:47 PM
Gonna stay PT or switch over to FT if you go?

Obviously I won't commit to anything, but if I decide to go to GW part time I will go with the intention of switching to FT, but fully prepared to stay in PT if for some reason I can't.

LOL they mistakenly waitlisted you, longshot? hahahaha

Awww man Captain I'm sooo happy for you!  You definitely deserve it!

Basically.


Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Penndude7 on February 01, 2007, 08:42:12 PM
COngrats Cap,

 I'm one of the waitlisted 165s who will probably withdraw. So good luck to the rest of you!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 01, 2007, 08:42:47 PM
Someone asked for my numbers...

They are... 155/161 and 3.8 gpa.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 01, 2007, 08:48:22 PM
Someone asked for my numbers...

They are... 155/161 and 3.8 gpa.

wow thats awesome, are you URM?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 01, 2007, 08:49:02 PM
Oh. You said "she." Didn't know George Washington got a sex change ;)

Gotcha. Guess I just said she b/c I've dealt with Dean Richard before this cycle. She's very helpful. ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 01, 2007, 08:51:01 PM
nope...as white a male as they come.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 01, 2007, 08:54:30 PM
nope...as white a male as they come.



Well thats amazing, it gives me definite hope for this cycle.  I'm right with you LSAT wise.  Did you happen to cure cancer or anything lol?  If not you are definitely going to become my new beacon of hope for GW!!!!!   ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 01, 2007, 08:57:33 PM
Nope. I've never cured cancered...never fed starving childrens in sudan...i dont know anyone.

I'm an average joe compared to everyone else on the board. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 01, 2007, 09:04:20 PM
Nope. I've never cured cancered...never fed starving childrens in sudan...i dont know anyone.

I'm an average joe compared to everyone else on the board. 

Well here's to you then, you are officially my new hero!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 02, 2007, 06:51:51 AM
Mine too.  At this point, I don't care if its just part time, I really really really really desperately want to get into GW, and I wish so much they would let me know soon.  I love you GW!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 02, 2007, 06:58:21 AM
when is the seat deposit due and how much is required to secure the seat?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 02, 2007, 08:09:55 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 02, 2007, 08:12:47 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
Nah, I haven't heard yet.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 02, 2007, 08:34:05 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

Well what about me, lol...I'm a 3.3er. I'm on hold now, but I don't know why I wasn't accepted PT BEFORE I was on hold. Ditto on SpaceLaw...he's what, 3.2? Shouldn't he be in, too if that were the case?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 02, 2007, 08:35:16 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

Well what about me, lol...I'm a 3.3er. I'm on hold now, but I don't know why I wasn't accepted PT BEFORE I was on hold. Ditto on SpaceLaw...he's what, 3.2? Shouldn't he be in, too if that were the case?

did you apply PT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 02, 2007, 08:37:21 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

Well what about me, lol...I'm a 3.3er. I'm on hold now, but I don't know why I wasn't accepted PT BEFORE I was on hold. Ditto on SpaceLaw...he's what, 3.2? Shouldn't he be in, too if that were the case?

did you apply PT?

Applied FT, requested consideration for both (same as Captain Longshot).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 02, 2007, 08:39:27 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

Well what about me, lol...I'm a 3.3er. I'm on hold now, but I don't know why I wasn't accepted PT BEFORE I was on hold. Ditto on SpaceLaw...he's what, 3.2? Shouldn't he be in, too if that were the case?

did you apply PT?

Applied FT, requested consideration for both (same as Captain Longshot).

I don't think they accept you to PT and then still consider you for FT.  Its one of the other and they have to see how the entire pool shapes up before deciding where to put you.  At 163/3.95 you will at least get in PT; if your score goes up 1 or 2 points I think you are a lock for FT.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 02, 2007, 08:42:44 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

Well what about me, lol...I'm a 3.3er. I'm on hold now, but I don't know why I wasn't accepted PT BEFORE I was on hold. Ditto on SpaceLaw...he's what, 3.2? Shouldn't he be in, too if that were the case?

did you apply PT?

Applied FT, requested consideration for both (same as Captain Longshot).

I don't think they accept you to PT and then still consider you for FT.  Its one of the other and they have to see how the entire pool shapes up before deciding where to put you.  At 163/3.95 you will at least get in PT; if your score goes up 1 or 2 points I think you are a lock for FT.

Are you saying that I didn't get a decision for PT earlier because they were waiting to see if they wanted to admit me FT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 02, 2007, 08:44:58 AM
Yes.  They don't accept you to PT early then accept you to FT later; its one or the other.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 02, 2007, 08:47:22 AM
Yes.  They don't accept you to PT early then accept you to FT later; its one or the other.

Yeah, that makes sense, I guess. I'd think I'm an auto-reject from FT this cycle based on what I've seen on LSN so far, but I guess they're being cautious as they don't know how their ambitious efforts will shape up.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 09:09:56 AM
Yes.  They don't accept you to PT early then accept you to FT later; its one or the other.

Yeah, that makes sense, I guess. I'd think I'm an auto-reject from FT this cycle based on what I've seen on LSN so far, but I guess they're being cautious as they don't know how their ambitious efforts will shape up.

I agree with prelaw's assessment. You weren't ever an auto-reject, but they ARE being cautious, and at a 3.3, you did have FT potential (but not auto-admit credentials, perhaps). I think you will be admitted to PT with your current stats, but they were going to wait a bit with your file to see if they liked you as a FT first.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 02, 2007, 09:18:30 AM
Captain is right.  I think thats exactly what they are doing, and so it probably doesnt even matter that you have your file on hold for the LSAT, as you likely wouldn't get a decision any time soon anyway.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 02, 2007, 09:40:38 AM
Well, in that case, can you call Dean Richard on my behalf Captain? You guys are buddies now, so...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Frizzy on February 02, 2007, 09:53:22 AM
It seems like maybe GW is simply going down its applications by LSAT.  So, last week was the 165s, next week will be the 164s, etc.  So, it looks like the 163s will be the week of Feb 13. the 162s the week of Feb 20, etc.
I think you may be right, but I'd say indexes by the looks of it. 3.1's are getting in ASAP to the PT program, whereas they haven't touched hardly any 3.0s in the queue.

No ASAP admittance for this 3.1 PT applicant  :-\ 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 10:49:57 AM
Well, in that case, can you call Dean Richard on my behalf Captain? You guys are buddies now, so...

Sure thing, I'll let her know that I need some more Jets fans to make my Law School experience more enjoyable...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 02, 2007, 11:26:49 AM
Well, in that case, can you call Dean Richard on my behalf Captain? You guys are buddies now, so...

Sure thing, I'll let her know that I need some more Jets fans to make my Law School experience more enjoyable...

ahem, what about girls who like shoes and the Broncos?! lol
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 02, 2007, 11:34:30 AM
So, will this weekend be filled with phone calls from Dean Richards???
I'm expecting one first thing tomorrow morning and am getting up early to drink some tea so my voice won't be hoarse.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 11:46:31 AM
Well, in that case, can you call Dean Richard on my behalf Captain? You guys are buddies now, so...

Sure thing, I'll let her know that I need some more Jets fans to make my Law School experience more enjoyable...

ahem, what about girls who like shoes and the Broncos?! lol

The Broncos? eh, I dunno about that... Got anything else to offer?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 02, 2007, 12:02:24 PM
Anyone in the mid-Atlantic get their acceptance package that was mailed on Wednesday?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 12:11:29 PM
Apparently they were mailing my acceptance packet today. Throwing the wednesday theory out the window.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on February 02, 2007, 03:29:44 PM
I got my scholarship letter today, mailed on Wednesday, so nyah.

Apparently they were mailing my acceptance packet today. Throwing the wednesday theory out the window.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 02, 2007, 04:27:57 PM
I got my scholarship letter today, mailed on Wednesday, so nyah.

Apparently they were mailing my acceptance packet today. Throwing the wednesday theory out the window.

where do you live?  I'm not expecting a full tuition but I would really like something!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 02, 2007, 06:09:05 PM
Well, in that case, can you call Dean Richard on my behalf Captain? You guys are buddies now, so...

Sure thing, I'll let her know that I need some more Jets fans to make my Law School experience more enjoyable...

nope, sorry I'm loyal to my sucky team lol...don't worry cutler will recover from his concussion (i'm convinced he had one) and we'll kick serious division booty next year ;)

ahem, what about girls who like shoes and the Broncos?! lol

The Broncos? eh, I dunno about that... Got anything else to offer?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 02, 2007, 06:55:41 PM
You guys, I've asked this before but i can't remember how long ago or what thread.  I'm not at decision yet and so I'm wondering:

Do you think it's possible to call admissions and ask them to consider me part time instead of full time?  I thought someone said this might hurt you, but I'm thinking won't it actually show how bad you are wanting to go there?  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 07:08:04 PM
You guys, I've asked this before but i can't remember how long ago or what thread.  I'm not at decision yet and so I'm wondering:

Do you think it's possible to call admissions and ask them to consider me part time instead of full time?  I thought someone said this might hurt you, but I'm thinking won't it actually show how bad you are wanting to go there?  Any thoughts?

If you ask to be switched to PT (instead of FT) without giving a reason (ie - "I got a great new job in DC...") it might look bad. If you ask to be considered for BOTH (which may or may not be what you meant), then you lose nothing. I called up and requested dual consideration, and other than the one snag (the waitlist that wasn't), I think it worked out well. They'll ask you to email your request, but I'd call in first, just so that they know to expect it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 02, 2007, 07:12:06 PM
You guys, I've asked this before but i can't remember how long ago or what thread.  I'm not at decision yet and so I'm wondering:

Do you think it's possible to call admissions and ask them to consider me part time instead of full time?  I thought someone said this might hurt you, but I'm thinking won't it actually show how bad you are wanting to go there?  Any thoughts?

If you ask to be switched to PT (instead of FT) without giving a reason (ie - "I got a great new job in DC...") it might look bad. If you ask to be considered for BOTH (which may or may not be what you meant), then you lose nothing. I called up and requested dual consideration, and other than the one snag (the waitlist that wasn't), I think it worked out well. They'll ask you to email your request, but I'd call in first, just so that they know to expect it.

Thanks Captain, but just to clarify I can ask GW to consider me for both???  That's awesome.  I will call tomorrow (even though it's Saturday and hope that I get lucky) otherwise it'll be a long weekend until Monday.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 02, 2007, 07:19:15 PM
Also, what exactly did you say in your request to be considered for both programs if you don't mind me asking.  I'm a little unsure how to word it.  And what date did you send in your application versus what date did you request your change of status, because now that I know this I'm praying they haven't already rejected me?!!!  Ahhhhh damnit for being Friday!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: coffee girl on February 02, 2007, 07:47:34 PM
No ASAP admittance for this 3.1 PT applicant  :-\ 
I know, the exceptions are odd. Coffeegirl too -- she's got six weeks of waiting on me and a 3.1, a fact I remind myself of whenever I start to get down. Better candidates have waited longer! Breathe in, breathe out, I tell myself.

you deserve to get in; we've got to keep those chins up!   :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 02, 2007, 09:00:46 PM
I'm excited to get my packet mon/tuesday...also curious to see how bad i'll get raped on financial aid(is there even any?) as a PT applicant...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 09:58:14 PM
Also, what exactly did you say in your request to be considered for both programs if you don't mind me asking.  I'm a little unsure how to word it.  And what date did you send in your application versus what date did you request your change of status, because now that I know this I'm praying they haven't already rejected me?!!!  Ahhhhh damnit for being Friday!

Ok. I sent the app in on Oct 31st. Requested the change on December 18th. The email I sent was exactly (with privacy edits) as follows:

Quote
Dear Person I Talked to On the Phone,

As we discussed in our brief phone conversation, I would like to be considered for both the full time and part time programs at George Washington Law School. I had originally only chosen the full time program on my application, but after careful thought, I would also be willing to attend GWU on a part-time basis.

Thank You,

Captain Longshot
LSAC #
SS #

I basically said the same thing on the phone.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 02, 2007, 10:12:43 PM
Did you really say Dear Person Who I Talked To On The Phone? LOL



Yep,  and apparently they dig that too  :P













for real answer: no.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: wordup on February 03, 2007, 08:11:32 AM
is it possible i got a bogus gw acceptance email? they sent an email last friday, saying theyd mail the package on wednesday, but im just across town and have gotten nothing.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 03, 2007, 08:22:29 AM
doubt it. be patient and happy.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: beeker on February 03, 2007, 09:50:03 AM
is it possible i got a bogus gw acceptance email? they sent an email last friday, saying theyd mail the package on wednesday, but im just across town and have gotten nothing.

It was almost two weeks from my acceptance phone call until I got the schoalrship letter then 3 more days for the actual packet....I think they wait and do bulk mailings...you must have just missed the one before.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 03, 2007, 11:15:20 AM
Captain...thank you sooooo much for your help with this.  I think my only chance is a PT acceptance I don't know why I didn't check that friggen box in the first place.  I guess I was thinking all or nothing with the 99.9% chance I'd get nothing, but now I'm realizing how happy I'd be to be there at all.  (sigh)  I tried callinbg today on a whim, but I guess I'm waiting until Monday to make that first thing early morning call.  Yay!  Hope this works out!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on February 03, 2007, 01:01:48 PM
is it possible i got a bogus gw acceptance email? they sent an email last friday, saying theyd mail the package on wednesday, but im just across town and have gotten nothing.

I'm in the same boat. I'll probably wait this week out before calling/stopping in. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Gary Glitter on February 03, 2007, 02:25:14 PM
the sheer length of this thread is truly amazing
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 03, 2007, 09:53:56 PM
the sheer length of this thread is truly amazing

We REALLY dig GW here.

Oh, and Imelda -- no problem. I'm feeling particularly helpful lately. Let us know how it goes.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 04, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
He speaks the truth.

Why am I awake?  ???

I don't know bwilliams, but I personally have been boozing it up for the past 2 days and am now back to feed my obsession. No mail. No email. No phone calls. Sigh. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 04, 2007, 10:03:22 AM
Did ANYONE get a Saturday email/phone call?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 04, 2007, 10:07:22 AM
They must have taken a w/e off...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 04, 2007, 10:37:40 AM
They must have taken a w/e off...

Well they deserve it, but hopefully they come out swinging on Monday.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 07:40:39 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 07:59:38 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.


If your last name is Grossman, expect a ding.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 05, 2007, 08:04:13 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.


If your last name is Grossman, expect a ding.

LOL. Damn that Sexy Rexy. Who the hell was he throwing to?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 08:08:30 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.


If your last name is Grossman, expect a ding.

LOL. Damn that Sexy Rexy. Who the hell was he throwing to?

And I had my Super Bowl Shuffle CD all queued up too...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 08:15:33 AM
i'm pretty sure prince could have done better job than grossman.  Oh well.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 08:31:01 AM
Maybe if we're lucky Dean Richards turned off the game after that drive where Grossman fumbled 2 consecutive snaps for a net loss of like 20 yards.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 08:36:42 AM
i'm pretty sure i'm going to assault the postman if he doesn't bring me my packet today.  Would that look bad for law school?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 05, 2007, 09:06:20 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.


haha nah, that was me but she is a Pats fan (BA/ MA at BC and JD at Yale)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 09:16:37 AM
GO NEW ENGLAND! :D

You may get yourself accepted to GW with that attitude, but you'll lose my respect in the process.  :P
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 09:36:13 AM
Ok, didn't someone who got a phone call before say that Dean Richards is a Bears fan? I hope their loss doesn't make her more stingy.


haha nah, that was me but she is a Pats fan (BA/ MA at BC and JD at Yale)

Oh, I knew it was a team that lost. I would have rather seen the Pats win than the Colts actually, because I'm from Baltimore but such is life.
On the bright side, there is no reason the GW admissions office should be in a post-super bowl mourning period today then. So let the acceptances start rolling in...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
Go Colts!

This is almost as bad as being a Pats fan.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 10:45:57 AM
captain, did you get anything from GW in the mail today?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 12:30:14 PM
captain, did you get anything from GW in the mail today?

I'll let you know when I get home. I'm locked to my desk until 5
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: chilyonily on February 05, 2007, 12:33:41 PM
Just wondering...has anyone that got in on or after 1/27 received their acceptance packet yet? I'm wondering about how long it might take to arrive.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 01:07:09 PM
come on, wake up GW!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 05, 2007, 01:09:06 PM
come on, wake up GW!

i don't think they've admitted anyone on a monday so far.  they usually admit people on wednesday or later.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 01:15:45 PM
yea that's true- I was just hoping that since they took the weekend off... oh well, i'm grateful I wasn't waitlisted with the last batch I guess. Luckily I don't have the magic number 165.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 01:19:42 PM
goodluck kristen! i'm sure you'll get an acceptance soon.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 01:22:23 PM
yea that's true- I was just hoping that since they took the weekend off... oh well, i'm grateful I wasn't waitlisted with the last batch I guess. Luckily I don't have the magic number 165.


Braggard...

Based on LSN:

Monday 2.80%
Tuesday 2.10%
Wednesday 20.28%
Thursday 22.38%
Friday 36.36%
Saturday 7.69%
Sunday 8.39%

The period between 4pm-5pm is so unproductive for me at work.

I was waitlisted on a monday... and accepted on a thursday. Wed/Thurs/Fri. are all probably phoned/email decisions, while the mondays and tuesdays are mail (wl/etc).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: chilyonily on February 05, 2007, 01:24:36 PM

The period between 4pm-5pm is so unproductive for me at work.

SAD! I read that and thought it was 4 already. Too bad I'm in another time zone.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 01:30:16 PM
Awesome, I appreciate the statistical breakdown- I should definitely forget about it til the end of the week.

Hey I am as dumbfounded by the 165 waitlist phenomenon as anyone, it makes it very hard for them to argue that they look beyond the numbers- they apparently don't look much beyond one number, not even at the GPA.

the entire workday is unproductive for me- but hopefully i'll be starting a busier job soon and will have less time to obsess.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 05, 2007, 01:32:43 PM

the entire workday is unproductive for me- but hopefully i'll be starting a busier job soon and will have less time to obsess.

Lucky. I probably won't be busy until mid-August.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 05, 2007, 01:37:06 PM
Try finishing up a dissertation while in the midst of waiting (for all schools, not just GW). I get about a sentence, check LSD. Another sentence, check email. Get up and wander the halls for a few minutes. Check email, then LSD. Debate going home for "lunch" (to check snail mail).

The sad thing is, my apps only went out in early-mid January, so the waiting game continues.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 05, 2007, 01:45:32 PM
Well, this job is mind numbingly boring most of the time, but for the past 10 minutes i've been able to listen to the receptionist discuss her plan to set up a PO Box to claim her UK lottery winnings, which she was notified of via email. Nevermind that she's never entered a UK lottery or anything like that. This same woman several weeks ago told the IT guy she drinks a lot of water to "euthanize" herself- you know, so she looks younger. I almost cried. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Journeyman on February 05, 2007, 02:28:45 PM
Is it just me....or is May/June going to seem like when life will actually re-strart again?

165 huh?  Well, no GDubb for me then
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 05, 2007, 02:29:43 PM
total COA $58,698!
holy *&^%.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 02:32:06 PM
may/june? i'm sure by then i'd be freaking out over finding affordable housing in DC.  There is no life for the next 3 years  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 05, 2007, 02:42:29 PM
my current theory is they're trying hard to up their median GPA to a 166, so they're waiting on us 165ers with at or below median GPAs.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: gocanes on February 05, 2007, 03:23:36 PM
Just wondering...has anyone that got in on or after 1/27 received their acceptance packet yet? I'm wondering about how long it might take to arrive.

i got in last thursday over the phone. received a scholarship letter today (20K/year yay), but still haven't received the acceptance packet
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 05, 2007, 05:11:53 PM
I was notified of my acceptance to GW on 1/21 and I got the packet today.  20k / year
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 05, 2007, 06:42:25 PM
captain, did you get anything from GW in the mail today?

I'll let you know when I get home. I'm locked to my desk until 5

N A D A
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 05, 2007, 06:59:04 PM
Well, this job is mind numbingly boring most of the time, but for the past 10 minutes i've been able to listen to the receptionist discuss her plan to set up a PO Box to claim her UK lottery winnings, which she was notified of via email. Nevermind that she's never entered a UK lottery or anything like that. This same woman several weeks ago told the IT guy she drinks a lot of water to "euthanize" herself- you know, so she looks younger. I almost cried. 

lol, at least you have an office crazy to entertain yourself with in the meantime.
Try finishing up a dissertation while in the midst of waiting (for all schools, not just GW). I get about a sentence, check LSD. Another sentence, check email. Get up and wander the halls for a few minutes. Check email, then LSD. Debate going home for "lunch" (to check snail mail).



Yea, I know.  I'm doing the exact thing.  Go to class, ignore professor, check e-mail obsesssively.  Leave school, go to work, check LSD obsesively.  Take out notes to study for midterms, ignore notes, check LDS then e-mail obsessively.  Preoccupy self by compiling lists of index numbers, chart my acceptances based on what tier they are in, and look into transferapps on yahoo preparing for the worst lol ahhhhhhhhh  I feel like law school is going to be filled with a bunch of crazy obsessive compulsive's like myself, and thats about the only comforting thought I have right now.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 05, 2007, 08:52:54 PM
I was notified of my acceptance to GW on 1/21 and I got the packet today.  20k / year

when you say packet, you mean the big envelope with the course catalog and the fliers?  was your money offer in that envelope?

Not to sound annoying but I am wicked bummed I didn't get any of this cash that everyone accepted around me has recieved.  There is no way I am paying full price for GW.

I did, however, get a call from a current student today.  I didn't answer because I was working in the cornell law library.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 05, 2007, 09:02:51 PM
yeah, the extreme cost of GW is a big put off for me.  I dont know how i could swing the cost, though i'd love to go. Guess i'll have to see how everything pans out.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 05, 2007, 09:07:58 PM
I was notified of my acceptance to GW on 1/21 and I got the packet today.  20k / year

when you say packet, you mean the big envelope with the course catalog and the fliers?  was your money offer in that envelope?

Not to sound annoying but I am wicked bummed I didn't get any of this cash that everyone accepted around me has recieved.  There is no way I am paying full price for GW.

I did, however, get a call from a current student today.  I didn't answer because I was working in the cornell law library.

Yup.  Everything was together, I'm pretty excited.  I dont really want to pay full price for any law school.  I'm sorry you didn't get an award... are you sure you didn't? I've heard cases of people etting awards after they received the acceptance letter.  It isn't always together.


Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: 'tiki on February 05, 2007, 09:10:13 PM
I got the award like a week after getting my acceptance (granted I actually picked up my acceptance).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 06, 2007, 06:36:41 AM
for those of you who received an package/letter yesterday: where are you located?  also, do you have access to the admitted student website yet?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 06, 2007, 06:54:59 AM
I live in Chicago.  I've had access to the GW portal since the day after I was told of my acceptance.

How much more is GW than another law school? It's all expensive unless you go state and you're a resident.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 06, 2007, 07:06:14 AM
I live in Chicago.  I've had access to the GW portal since the day after I was told of my acceptance.

How much more is GW than another law school? It's all expensive unless you go state and you're a resident.



Below is a comparison showing how GW ranks tuition wise with schools in other urban areas:

BU: 34.6
Fordham: 36.7
GW: 38.2
USC: 38.9
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 06, 2007, 07:32:37 AM
I live in Chicago.  I've had access to the GW portal since the day after I was told of my acceptance.

How much more is GW than another law school? It's all expensive unless you go state and you're a resident.



Below is a comparison showing how GW ranks tuition wise with schools in other urban areas:

BU: 34.6
Fordham: 36.7
GW: 38.2
USC: 38.9

Thanks for looking it up Prelaw.  It's kind of what I thought it would be like.  I don't see a 2k or even 4k a year difference as something to choose another school over GW.  You'd choose Fordham if you wanted to do BIGLAW in NY, but not because you wanted to save 6k over three years.

It's a tough choice for me it's between UIUC and GW.  I plan on working in Chicago or Austin when I graduate.  Even with GW's scholarship, UIUC will be cheaper and it will be easier to get a high paying job in Chicago.  I think GW does better in Austin though according to NALP.  I like the idea of living in D.C. for a few years as well instead of Champaign.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: lflyer on February 06, 2007, 07:40:10 AM
I'm in the same boat with the rest of you early acceptance/zero scholarship people.  Its a huge letdown when everyone accepted around you gets a nice offer but you dont because your GPA (and not LSAT) is your strongest factor.  GW is my #1 choice but as it stands right now, with 60,000x3 plus interest on the loans, its not a feasible option
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 06, 2007, 07:44:23 AM
I really hope I get an LSAT score that puts me in acceptance+scholarship range this Saturday...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 07:54:12 AM
for those of you who received an package/letter yesterday: where are you located?  also, do you have access to the admitted student website yet?

I just checked: I registered and logged into the admitted student site. Pretty cool. No package in the mail yet, though.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 09:06:46 AM
I really hope I get an LSAT score that puts me in acceptance+scholarship range this Saturday...

Joe Namath doesn't hope, he guarantees. DO IT!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kellykellygg on February 06, 2007, 09:28:58 AM
I'm in the same boat with the rest of you early acceptance/zero scholarship people.  Its a huge letdown when everyone accepted around you gets a nice offer but you dont because your GPA (and not LSAT) is your strongest factor.  GW is my #1 choice but as it stands right now, with 60,000x3 plus interest on the loans, its not a feasible option

Same here. Its annoying that they've made so many scholarship offers but probably barely any of those people are going to actually attend. Can't GW afford to send anything my way?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Clipse on February 06, 2007, 09:43:19 AM
I'm in the same boat with the rest of you early acceptance/zero scholarship people.  Its a huge letdown when everyone accepted around you gets a nice offer but you dont because your GPA (and not LSAT) is your strongest factor.  GW is my #1 choice but as it stands right now, with 60,000x3 plus interest on the loans, its not a feasible option

Same here. Its annoying that they've made so many scholarship offers but probably barely any of those people are going to actually attend. Can't GW afford to send anything my way?

Thirded. I can't justify spending $25k/year more than UW (if I get in, knock on wood), but I could see spending $5k/year more. I'd be more apt to go if they'd throw me one of those $20k/year scholarships.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 06, 2007, 09:43:33 AM
I'm in the same boat with the rest of you early acceptance/zero scholarship people.  Its a huge letdown when everyone accepted around you gets a nice offer but you dont because your GPA (and not LSAT) is your strongest factor.  GW is my #1 choice but as it stands right now, with 60,000x3 plus interest on the loans, its not a feasible option

Well, for what its worth, my LSAT is my strength and I didn't get a scholarship offer. Frankly, I'm borderline enough for GW that I don't think I "deserve" one, but it would've been pretty cool nonetheless. GW is an excellent school and a great option if you want to practice in the DC area.

I think it has more to do with you being PT and thus not affecting their medians.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: honna on February 06, 2007, 09:47:28 AM
it seems that they stop working....
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 06, 2007, 10:24:33 AM
At least you guys have been accepted :-)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 06, 2007, 11:15:21 AM
I'm in the same boat with the rest of you early acceptance/zero scholarship people.  Its a huge letdown when everyone accepted around you gets a nice offer but you dont because your GPA (and not LSAT) is your strongest factor.  GW is my #1 choice but as it stands right now, with 60,000x3 plus interest on the loans, its not a feasible option

Well, for what its worth, my LSAT is my strength and I didn't get a scholarship offer. Frankly, I'm borderline enough for GW that I don't think I "deserve" one, but it would've been pretty cool nonetheless. GW is an excellent school and a great option if you want to practice in the DC area.

I think it has more to do with you being PT and thus not affecting their medians.

Good point. Do I start to affect their medians if I matriculate and xfer to FT after a year (I am not planning on doing so, but I thought I'd ask)? Of course this is all a little circular, since I doubt I'd have been accepted if I applied FT. Or at a minimum I'd probably still be waiting. Who knows.

No, thats why PT is considered a back door in, they can admit anyone and have them transfer without affecting their numbers.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 11:36:07 AM
I wonder when USN&WR will "catch on" or if they just don't care. That's the whole basis for this PT back door situation, because all they require are first-year, full-time numbers.

They don't really care. There isn't much they can do about it really. Transfers at any level are unreported/don't count. Hence why Cornell UG has a policy of guaranteeing certain students a transfer accept after a year of college.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 11:50:54 AM
I wonder when USN&WR will "catch on" or if they just don't care. That's the whole basis for this PT back door situation, because all they require are first-year, full-time numbers.

They don't really care. There isn't much they can do about it really. Transfers at any level are unreported/don't count. Hence why Cornell UG has a policy of guaranteeing certain students a transfer accept after a year of college.

Hey Captain, are you planning on switching into the FT after your first semester/year? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 12:09:40 PM
I wonder when USN&WR will "catch on" or if they just don't care. That's the whole basis for this PT back door situation, because all they require are first-year, full-time numbers.

They don't really care. There isn't much they can do about it really. Transfers at any level are unreported/don't count. Hence why Cornell UG has a policy of guaranteeing certain students a transfer accept after a year of college.
External transfers are only a fraction of the graduating class, though. If speculation on this board is accurate, and half of the GW PT class switches to FT, than that's increasing the size of the graduating class by 15% -- a large amount of people not accounted for in the rankings.

That GW is (reported by posters here) actively encouraging people to apply PT or PT/FT if they have lesser numbers -- and is waitlisting FT candidates and offering them PT seats instead -- and makes it easy as pie to switch after only one semester -- kind of seems to be showing that they're actively seeking greater tuition and doing it in a manner that will avoid lowered rankings.

Eventually, if all high-ranking applicants are put in FT first year, and everyone else is redirected to PT, it will have a sizeable impact on rankings. A research paper I skimmed recently in fact suggested

So do you think it will become more difficult to switch from PT to FT?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 12:42:05 PM
Hey Captain, are you planning on switching into the FT after your first semester/year? 

I'm inclined to finish law school in three years (no sooner, and no later), that said, if I ultimately decide on GW, (as I've said before) I would go with the intention of switching to FT, but fully prepared for the eventuality that I would be unable to do so.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 12:52:07 PM
The only thing about going PT that really concerns me is OCI and how I will be effected, how my class rank and 1L summer will be effected...

I want to at least have the OPTION to go BIGLAW (and in all honestly, if I got a BIGLAW offer, it would be hard to turn down). Does anyone think that going to GW PT and switching will really hurt me?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 06, 2007, 01:02:06 PM
The only thing about going PT that really concerns me is OCI and how I will be effected, how my class rank and 1L summer will be effected...

I want to at least have the OPTION to go BIGLAW (and in all honestly, if I got a BIGLAW offer, it would be hard to turn down). Does anyone think that going to GW PT and switching will really hurt me?

Captain-- As far as BIGLAW goes, I think just graduating from GW (as opposed to a lower-ranked school) is going to be in your best interest, regardless of the "door" you took to get in. 1L summer isn't as important as 2L summer, and GW makes a BIGLAW 2L summer a big possibility.

Just go in, kick a$$ on grades, and you'll do awesome.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 02:36:28 PM
The only thing about going PT that really concerns me is OCI and how I will be effected, how my class rank and 1L summer will be effected...

I want to at least have the OPTION to go BIGLAW (and in all honestly, if I got a BIGLAW offer, it would be hard to turn down). Does anyone think that going to GW PT and switching will really hurt me?

ditto
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 02:41:51 PM
The only thing about going PT that really concerns me is OCI and how I will be effected, how my class rank and 1L summer will be effected...

I want to at least have the OPTION to go BIGLAW (and in all honestly, if I got a BIGLAW offer, it would be hard to turn down). Does anyone think that going to GW PT and switching will really hurt me?

Captain-- As far as BIGLAW goes, I think just graduating from GW (as opposed to a lower-ranked school) is going to be in your best interest, regardless of the "door" you took to get in. 1L summer isn't as important as 2L summer, and GW makes a BIGLAW 2L summer a big possibility.

Just go in, kick a$$ on grades, and you'll do awesome.

I haven't been accepted PT or anything, but I did ask to be considered.  So on the off chance that I am accepted into the PT Program, what would you recommend (if anything) as far as summer school your 1L summer.  In other words if I were to switch from PT to FT I would be obligated to complete summer school my first summer.  How does that affect your 1L availabiity?  Would we be able to work at all?  Also, doesn't your 1L work directly impact your 2 L work?  I'm so stressed!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 02:43:12 PM
So do you think it will become more difficult to switch from PT to FT?
Not unless USN&WR changes its policies. If they don't, if anything, I think it will be made more and more easy until some kind of breaking point.

I mean think about it: the ability to increase tuition without any impact on ranking. Who loses? The law schools certainly don't.

Thanks bwilliamsdc, do you think this is also true of GULC?  Also, is it as easy to move from PT to FT @ GULC?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 06, 2007, 03:14:21 PM
any of you fine folks know the email address that can be used to find out if we're "complete" at GW? I'm usually not paranoid (that much) but I got an email from George Mason today saying they never received my cert. letter, which I mailed weeks ago.

Thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 03:17:48 PM
I'd imagine just the admissions e-mail which is

jdadmit@law.gwu.edu
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 03:37:45 PM

Thanks bwilliamsdc, do you think this is also true of GULC?  Also, is it as easy to move from PT to FT @ GULC?

You're not going to G-Town, you're a good human being. Hoya Suxa!

... Sorry, its hard getting that out of my system from my UG days. I'm going to enjoy watching Curtis Sumpter get my ding-revenge on the basketball court in two weeks.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 03:40:50 PM

Thanks bwilliamsdc, do you think this is also true of GULC?  Also, is it as easy to move from PT to FT @ GULC?

You're not going to G-Town, you're a good human being. Hoya Suxa!

... Sorry, its hard getting that out of my system from my UG days. I'm going to enjoy watching Curtis Sumpter get my ding-revenge on the basketball court in two weeks.

lol you're right what was I thinking?! GW hurry and snatch me before the stress of the cycle drives me to the dark side!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 06, 2007, 04:06:52 PM
If i attend GW PT and take the summer class so i can switch to FT, will it pretty much kill any chance of a summer job? And is this something to be concerned about?

Also, how does PT status affect things like law review?  I know they say that they are open to PT students, but i worry that it is even *harder.*  Besides, how are PT students admitted to law review since they haven't completed the full year of courses when selections are made(after 1st year, right?).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 06, 2007, 05:54:00 PM
If i attend GW PT and take the summer class so i can switch to FT, will it pretty much kill any chance of a summer job? And is this something to be concerned about?

Also, how does PT status affect things like law review?  I know they say that they are open to PT students, but i worry that it is even *harder.*  Besides, how are PT students admitted to law review since they haven't completed the full year of courses when selections are made(after 1st year, right?).

I'm sure it's somewhat of a disadvantage, but what can ya do?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 05:54:14 PM
If i attend GW PT and take the summer class so i can switch to FT, will it pretty much kill any chance of a summer job? And is this something to be concerned about?

Also, how does PT status affect things like law review?  I know they say that they are open to PT students, but i worry that it is even *harder.*  Besides, how are PT students admitted to law review since they haven't completed the full year of courses when selections are made(after 1st year, right?).

Good questions. And how does it affect 2L OCI, which happens in August/September, if I recall...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 06, 2007, 05:55:51 PM
My opinion (and that's all this is): Take a (slightly) lower ranked school over a higher ranked PT program. Otherwise, take your chances and go to the PT school.

IE. It's worth it to go to GW PT over American FT, but not over BC FT or W+M FT. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 06:34:53 PM
Captain:  I meant to ask you, after you sent in your e-mail request about the PT thing did they even send you a confirmation or anything saying they were going to, or did they just accept you?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 07:20:42 PM
My opinion (and that's all this is): Take a (slightly) lower ranked school over a higher ranked PT program. Otherwise, take your chances and go to the PT school.

IE. It's worth it to go to GW PT over American FT, but not over BC FT or W+M FT. Just my opinion.

Would you take it over Emory FT?

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 06, 2007, 07:56:13 PM
So do you think it will become more difficult to switch from PT to FT?
Not unless USN&WR changes its policies. If they don't, if anything, I think it will be made more and more easy until some kind of breaking point.

I mean think about it: the ability to increase tuition without any impact on ranking. Who loses? The law schools certainly don't.

Thanks bwilliamsdc, do you think this is also true of GULC?  Also, is it as easy to move from PT to FT @ GULC?

A friend of mine switched from PT to FT at GULC by sending an e-mail, so yes, it is easy (or was 2 years ago).

Wow, that is great news!  Thanks DCB.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: shakermaker on February 06, 2007, 10:18:56 PM
GW is easy to switch too. I heard its just a simple procedure and minimal GPA?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 06, 2007, 10:24:55 PM
GW is easy to switch too. I heard its just a simple procedure and minimal GPA?

Does anyone know what that GPA is?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 07, 2007, 05:39:47 AM
My opinion (and that's all this is): Take a (slightly) lower ranked school over a higher ranked PT program. Otherwise, take your chances and go to the PT school.

IE. It's worth it to go to GW PT over American FT, but not over BC FT or W+M FT. Just my opinion.

Would you take it over Emory FT?



I'm not so sure...Emory's definitely a solid school in its own right. I guess I'd consider location, etc. here.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 07, 2007, 06:34:43 AM
Here's to some Wednesday acceptances.....
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 07, 2007, 07:41:26 AM
If I don't hear from GW, Emory, or WUSTL today I think I might cry.  Wait, I am already crying inside.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 07, 2007, 08:03:41 AM

Well bwilliams, as you helpfully pointed out on monday, 20.28 (?) acceptances have come on Wednesday. That's 1 out of 5. Lets go Wednesday!! AND, importantly, it snowed in DC last night, and I am clinging to the belief that the GW adcomm feels giddy and accepting when it snows.



Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 07, 2007, 08:13:21 AM

Well bwilliams, as you helpfully pointed out on monday, 20.28 (?) acceptances have come on Wednesday. That's 1 out of 5. Lets go Wednesday!! AND, importantly, it snowed in DC last night, and I am clinging to the belief that the GW adcomm feels giddy and accepting when it snows.





Bad news... everyone in DC is deathly afraid of snow. Even an inch or two like we got last night is enough to put everyone in the city on edge. I'm betting they swing the sword wide today, cutting a bloody swath through the hopes and dreams of hundreds.

Just kidding... (sort of...)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 07, 2007, 08:21:30 AM
Bad news... everyone in DC is deathly afraid of snow. Even an inch or two like we got last night is enough to put everyone in the city on edge. I'm betting they swing the sword wide today, cutting a bloody swath through the hopes and dreams of hundreds.

Just kidding... (sort of...)
LOL.

Yeah, it was pretty funny to see all the schools cancel and delay over this amount of snow. I called the recorded info line at work for the hell of it but we weren't so lucky.

My commute on Metro this morning was a glorious 1 hour long vs. five minutes. It's entirely underground for me but if I know Metro they still managed to be hurt by the snow.

Same here. Woke up, reached for my cell, called the hotline. No snow day for you, GAO!

My ride is longer (usually 25 mins.) on the Red Line, and was only about 10 minutes longer than normal. I thought it was an admirable performance on Metro's part, considering they're usually paralyzed like helpless babes by the slightest gust of wind.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 07, 2007, 09:40:49 AM
Yeah my yellow line commute was seamless.

What school districts got off today?  I would really like some GW love, just to add.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: legally law on February 07, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
Yeah...anyone know if GW, GTown, or George Mason canceled classes/closed administrative offices?
Thx ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 07, 2007, 09:49:16 AM
Yeah...anyone know if GW, GTown, or George Mason canceled classes/closed administrative offices?
Thx ;)

GW and GULC are open for business, as usual. Dunno about GMU, tho.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 07, 2007, 10:21:59 AM
Yeah my commute was golden as well
I love those nice surprises- like federal holidays you forget about b/c you still have to work.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 07, 2007, 10:38:58 AM
Where is the closest affordable place near GW to live? Is there any service to help you find a roommate?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: leebean on February 07, 2007, 10:56:10 AM
Depends on your definition of affordable. I'm a GW undergrad and my experience is that most people who want cheaper housing move outside the district to like crystal city or pentagon city. Most housing around campus is very very pricey even the non-campus owned apartments. I know that GW law has dealings with one of the apartment buildings that is technically "off campus" though its located pretty much in the midst of the campus area and they can help you get a spot there.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 07, 2007, 10:57:51 AM
Close in DC is not necessarily your distance. Due to the way the streets, bridges and metro are set up, you can be significantly "farther" away from campus and still have a much shorter commute.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 07, 2007, 11:00:51 AM
Where is the closest affordable place near GW to live? Is there any service to help you find a roommate?

There's little in the way of truly affordable housing in DC. Whatever you gain in affordability, you usually sacrifice in safety. You want to find a place in NW, if possible. Northeast gets sketchy anywhere northeastier than Eastern Market and the Capitol Hill neighborhood (check out a map). Most of southeast is just scary. There are exceptions in both cases, of course, but I'd advise you to avoid taking chances until you're familiar with the city.

You can save some money by living in the suburbs (Fairfax and Arlington counties, VA, and PG and Montgomery county, MD come to mind), but you'll want to live close to a Metro stop... and proximity to Metro means higher $$$ rent.

For a GW student, the look for places near Orange or Blue Line stops, and if that fails, Red Line.

I've found a couple very satisfactory living situations through Craigslist. Just be careful about it and you're golden.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 07, 2007, 11:28:35 AM
Whatever city I end up in, I'll shell out extra $$ (via loans) to live within walking distance. I've commuted for 3+ years and I just can't take it anymore.

Oh, and someone was accepted at GW yesterday according to LSN. Doesn't say whether its phone/email/etc
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 07, 2007, 11:36:30 AM
Whatever city I end up in, I'll shell out extra $$ (via loans) to live within walking distance. I've commuted for 3+ years and I just can't take it anymore.

Me too, but I'm happy as long as I don't have to drive.  A metro commute less than 30 minutes would be fine for me.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 07, 2007, 12:12:11 PM
bwilliamsdc would you mind going into more detail about housing? How much would a 1 Bedroom be in Northern Virginia, and what areas are near the Metro? I mean, do you have to drive to the Metro if you live in Northern Virginia (and where exactly in Northern Virginia are we talking)? Is everything within walking distance of the Metro? I'm thinking my 2L and 3L I'll move out of DC, just to have more space and pay less, but I definitely don't want to have to get a car.

I was just wondering the same thing.  I found this metro map which might be helpful.  You can see the Foggy Bottom/GW stop near campus with the blue and orange lines.

http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm

If you click on a stop in Northern VA, like Clarendon for example,  you can see how long a commute from that stop to FB/GW would be (7 minutes).

Looking at the map, it looks like Arlington and Alexandria would be the best places to live if you're thinking of Virginia.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 07, 2007, 12:16:52 PM
I feel obliged to point out that another state borders DC. It's a lovely state that never endorsed George Allen. It's also on the metro line.

Go Maryland!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on February 07, 2007, 12:27:55 PM
bwilliamsdc would you mind going into more detail about housing? How much would a 1 Bedroom be in Northern Virginia, and what areas are near the Metro? I mean, do you have to drive to the Metro if you live in Northern Virginia (and where exactly in Northern Virginia are we talking)? Is everything within walking distance of the Metro? I'm thinking my 2L and 3L I'll move out of DC, just to have more space and pay less, but I definitely don't want to have to get a car.

I'm not bwilliamsdc but I'll chime in.  For Northern Virginia, the first area I would suggest would be the Orange Line Corridor, ideally Courthouse-East Falls Church.  Prices for a 1BR would range from 900-1600+ for a place right on the metro.  I currently live with three other people and don't think I could do group housing during law school so I'm already scouting Studios/1BR's on the orange line with a budget of 900-1200/month.  Another option is finding a place that is directly on a bus line that can take you to Ballston or Rosslyn which would be much more affordable.  The Orange Line corridor is full of young professionals and things to do and is a very safe area. 

Someone mentioned Crystal City/Pentagon City (Blue Line) and this another viable option, although they were right that it is very sterile.  It's trending up, but still not as much going on as the Orange Line.  1BR's are still going to go from 900 to 1300-1400/month. 

Places in Arlington I would stay away from is Columbia Pike and also RiverPlace in Rosslyn.  I haven't had any friends that liked these places at all but other on this board please chime in if you have heard otherwise.

Bottom line, the more distance from DC and specifically the more distance from a metro, the cheaper things get, but the longer your commute gets.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ckragreeny on February 07, 2007, 12:32:00 PM
As I wait for an answer from GW:

I went to GW undergrad and lived in the area for another two years post-graduation and was just down in DC a few weeks ago visiting friends. One bedrooms in Dupont/Adams Morgan/U St. seem to top off at around $1800, but the areas are all great places to live. Not too close to campus, but a lot of bars/night life (for DC anyway).

I lived in Glover Park for a year, and there are some dirt-cheap apartments ($900 for a 1 BD in 2003), but prepared to walk to get a bus to get to a Metro stop. The area is very safe, but very secluded (if you're used to living in a city).

I lived at the Courthouse Metro for a year and there are some great apartments there and in Clarendon, but I wouldn't doubt if rents are similar to nice DC areas. You could probably go all the way out to Balston on the Orange line and not feel like your commute's a pain.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 07, 2007, 12:42:10 PM
You guys have all been very helpful in quelling my housing/commuting fears.  Thank you!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 07, 2007, 01:10:27 PM
I used to commute to DC from the Pentagon City area (this is Arlington, VA).  If you don't mind taking a bus to the metro station, you can find rent from 600-700/ month, utilities included in Arlington.  I did that for a while, and there is a large bus terminal at the Pentagon (which also has a metro stop).  So, I would take the bus to the Pentagon (or Pentagon City) metro stations, and then hop on the blue line to Foggy Bottom.  It'll be a little longer commute - 30 to 40 minutes, but the rent is really nice.  It is a little annoying not being in walking distance to Ballston/ Clarendon/ Rosslyn, but the drive is no more than five minutes, and cabs aren't too expensive if you don't want to drive.  There are some good places to eat and drink in Pentagon City as well, IMHO.

Essentially, Route 50 is the dividing line of Arlington, VA.  South of Route 50, every street is "S. xxx Street," and north of Route 50 every street is "N. xxx Street."  Rent is considerably cheaper south of Route 50, and I find the neighborhoods to be a little more interestng.  There are more families and small, home grown restaurants and shops south of Route 50 and less young white professionals (yuppies, if you will) than you find in north Arlington. 

I have some friends who live in Bethesda, MD (some people consider this the "Arlington" of Maryland) but to be perfectly honest they much prefer coming out to party in Arlington.  Bethesda is cool, but its not as big as Arlington.  I think Arlington has more to offer, but again, this is my biased opinion.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 07, 2007, 01:15:03 PM
And, I think people will be ok with Columbia Pike east of Glebe Road.  The closer you are to the Pentagon, the better.  At some points farther west, it can get somewhat sketchy, but honestly for the most part Columbia Pike is a very safe neighborhood with good restaurants and cheap rent.  If you want to be in the most happening, alive place in Arlington, however, I would chalk up the extra cash to live on the Orange line (at Ballston, Virginia Square, Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn as listed above).

Thats my $0.02.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 07, 2007, 01:21:29 PM
I don't have anything to add as far as acceptances go today, so I would just like to thank all the regulars for the helpful and thourough living advice. 

I lived on Rhode Island in  NW this summer, near Dupont in the University of California Building, and I can't tell you all how nice it is to be near some night life, cute shops, and both metros (Ferragut North and West).  I didn't miss my car a single bit while I was there.  In fact I miss how much excercise I got in DC.  There were so many fun bars nearby too.  Trivia night at Madhatters, karaoke at the Big Hunt, Thursday night $2 dollar Coronas and dancing at the Front Page etc.  Man I miss DC, humid weather and all (sigh).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 07, 2007, 03:21:54 PM
Great info. as always DC/N. VA/MD People! Much appreciated...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 07, 2007, 03:41:05 PM
Visited today/yesterday. GW is an awesome place. Went to the Georgetown area and hung out, saw Adams Morgan and such. I love the area around GWU, the area around Georgetown University, not so much...

It's very cool that GWU owns all the area around, it's it's own little section.

The law school is pretty awesome, you can stay indoors and accomplish everything but the gym. They just opened a cafe inside the law school. The staff is very nice, I was going to sit in on a class and it was cancelled, had to come back the next morning. That class was cancelled too! The guy (the guy who sets up all the tours) let us in on another class. He was very nice. The law school is great, I love it. The area at night is awesome.

The red line was delayed, guess it was the snow? I don't care, I'm from Texas so this is like my third time seeing snow, having a great time!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on February 07, 2007, 04:09:04 PM
Visited today/yesterday. GW is an awesome place. Went to the Georgetown area and hung out, saw Adams Morgan and such. I love the area around GWU, the area around Georgetown University, not so much...

It's very cool that GWU owns all the area around, it's it's own little section.

The law school is pretty awesome, you can stay indoors and accomplish everything but the gym. They just opened a cafe inside the law school. The staff is very nice, I was going to sit in on a class and it was cancelled, had to come back the next morning. That class was cancelled too! The guy (the guy who sets up all the tours) let us in on another class. He was very nice. The law school is great, I love it. The area at night is awesome.

The red line was delayed, guess it was the snow? I don't care, I'm from Texas so this is like my third time seeing snow, having a great time!


Was it a nice atmosphere?  Did the students seem likely to tear out each others (or their own) hair?  If you got the chance to talk to any current students, did they pass on any pearls of wisdom for us lowly 0L's?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: enkidu on February 08, 2007, 05:55:22 AM
Talked with severl students and out tour guide and asked those questions. She says it's not too competitive and alot of study groups and people helping each other out.

Every class has a video camera in back and mics everywhere, so if you're sick, you can go online and request the class be taped and then watch it online anytime you want for the rest of the semester. The camera is pointing at the front so you can see the board.

THAT was a cool feature.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 08, 2007, 06:35:08 AM
Now it would be nice if they just let us in....

PLEASE GW!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 06:47:10 AM
How are rents and housing in the U street corridor?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 08:03:43 AM
GW is a a pretty great place. It's a little on the competitive side, but the students are surprisingly friendly and well-adjusted people and get along with eachother and everyone else admirably. I think I could be very happy there.

They have excellent programs in IP and international law, as well as excellent MPA/MPP and International Relations schools if you're into a joint degree. Just avoid the business school... they hype it, but it's probably the worst school at GWU.

The Forbes 5-year ROI on a GW MBA is $3,000. Yes, you read that correctly.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 08:19:05 AM

Just avoid the business school... they hype it, but it's probably the worst school at GWU.

The Forbes 5-year ROI on a GW MBA is $3,000. Yes, you read that correctly.

HA! I have a friend at the GW business school, actually. It's ranked #19 in US News, it's surprising that the ROI is soo low. Whats the figure for Wharton and Harvard (for comparison)?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 08:24:40 AM

Just avoid the business school... they hype it, but it's probably the worst school at GWU.

The Forbes 5-year ROI on a GW MBA is $3,000. Yes, you read that correctly.

HA! I have a friend at the GW business school, actually. It's ranked #19 in US News, it's surprising that the ROI is soo low. Whats the figure for Wharton and Harvard (for comparison)?


Captain, you are one of my favorite people on this board. But you are mistaken, sir.

GW School of Business is ranked 70th (in a 3-way tie) out of 80 schools ranked by USNWR.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/mba/premium/main/mbarank.php

And that is, to the best of my knowledge, it's very best ranking anywhere. Businessweek and WSJ also rank B-schools. I like the Forbes rankings best, because they focus on ROI rather than reputation... and on that list, GW is SECOND TO LAST.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/results.jhtml?passListId=95&passYear=2003&passListType=Misc&searchParameter1=4Str%7C%7CPatCS%7C%7CUnited+States&searchParameter2=unset&resultsHowMany=25&resultsSortProperties=-numberfield1%2C%2Bstringfield1&resultsSortCategoryName=5-year%2Bgain%2B%28%24thou%29&fromColumnClick=&bktDisplayField=&bktDisplayFieldLength=&category1=Region&category2=category2&passKeyword=&resultsStart=51

GW Law school is #19. The B-school... is not. :-)

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 08:38:24 AM

Just avoid the business school... they hype it, but it's probably the worst school at GWU.

The Forbes 5-year ROI on a GW MBA is $3,000. Yes, you read that correctly.

HA! I have a friend at the GW business school, actually. It's ranked #19 in US News, it's surprising that the ROI is soo low. Whats the figure for Wharton and Harvard (for comparison)?


Captain, you are one of my favorite people on this board. But you are mistaken, sir.

GW School of Business is ranked 70th (in a 3-way tie) out of 80 schools ranked by USNWR.

...

GW Law school is #19. The B-school... is not. :-)



Huh, well, I could've swore they were 19th. I must've been looking at something else. Oh well, if the president gets to make mistakes, then so does Captain Longshot!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: motorboatinsonofa on February 08, 2007, 08:48:04 AM
Random question -

Did any of the people that were accepted the Weekend of Jan 27 ever receive their acceptance package in the mail?  I live ~10 min away and haven't gotten anything...thinking it might be about time to call and ask. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 08, 2007, 08:55:38 AM
Has GW taken this week off or something? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 09:13:08 AM
Well as bwilliams pointed out several days ago, ~20% of acceptances (or decisions?) came on wednesday, thursday and Friday (20% each). Since we got nothing yesterday, I say today and tomorrow are gonna be big. You hear me GW? BIG!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: chilyonily on February 08, 2007, 09:43:30 AM
Random question -

Did any of the people that were accepted the Weekend of Jan 27 ever receive their acceptance package in the mail?  I live ~10 min away and haven't gotten anything...thinking it might be about time to call and ask. 

I got in 1/27 and my acceptance packet arrived on Tuesday. I don't live close to GW. I'm still holding out hope that a scholarship offer might be sent separately, but I'm not sure what the odds of that are.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 10:10:41 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 10:12:15 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...

I'd say that means you're IN.

Congrats!

As if there was ever any doubt!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 08, 2007, 10:14:11 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...

congrats! Sounds promising to me. I'd expect an email/phone call soon!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 08, 2007, 10:15:19 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...

I hope it's good news for you. Good luck :).
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 10:15:48 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...
ME TOOO! WTF!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 10:18:54 AM
everybody else please go try:
https://ssl.law.gwu.edu/Admit/
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 10:19:56 AM
HOLY SH*T!!!!! GW let me log into the admitted students web portal thingy! It has said "record not found" every time I've tried until now!!!!!!
Sooo I guess they're doing something today!
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...
ME TOOO! WTF!

Gratz, matey!

Oh, yeah... and 100th post.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: honna on February 08, 2007, 10:21:13 AM
everybody else please go try:
https://ssl.law.gwu.edu/Admit/
records not found
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 10:21:13 AM
I don't think it's safe to assume anything off this -- could just be a glitch.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 08, 2007, 10:21:25 AM
everybody else please go try:
https://ssl.law.gwu.edu/Admit/

record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 10:23:17 AM
See I knew this was a big GW day! ok I did say that every day... Anyway, good luck everyone- hope we hear officially by the end of the day! (agreed, not willing to assume we're in, but very hopeful!)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 10:25:41 AM
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...

... Awesome. I caused the internet to distrust a school. Congrats! Maybe I'll see you in DC this fall.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 08, 2007, 10:27:17 AM
I hope its not a mistake- I don't really trust them too much after Cap'n's fake waitlist...

... Awesome. I caused the internet to distrust a school. Congrats! Maybe I'll see you in DC this fall.

Mine is record not found too. I really hope this is good news for you.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 10:28:13 AM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 08, 2007, 10:29:18 AM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?

Yes ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on February 08, 2007, 10:30:48 AM
Very wrong   :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 10:32:23 AM
Maybe it's 168/3.3 day at GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 10:32:30 AM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?

'course t'aint.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 10:35:47 AM
Maybe it's 168/3.3 day at GW?
I hope so!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 10:37:34 AM
They didn't let me log on to the admitted students portal until 3 business days after I got the phone call.

I'd check my mailbox, if I were you.  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mantis on February 08, 2007, 10:42:55 AM
I have been lurking in this thread...
and lurking..
and lurking...

And then with all of this I thought, "hm, let's give it a shot, shall we?"

"Welcome back, mantis!"

Do we really think this means we're in?  Really?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 10:44:17 AM
They didn't let me log on to the admitted students portal until 3 business days after I got the phone call.

I'd check my mailbox, if I were you.  ;D

This is what earlier acceptees have said- and why I was SHOCKED when it worked :o
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 08, 2007, 10:46:27 AM
I think its too coincidental that its only working for those with > 75% LSATs...I say you guys are in.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 10:52:28 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 10:53:38 AM
I think its too coincidental that its only working for those with > 75% LSATs...I say you guys are in.

I'd bet my Lifetime Learning tax credit on it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mantis on February 08, 2007, 10:58:09 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early

I'm not sure what you mean...  I thought you had to complete the registration in order to attempt a login?  (Yes, I completed the registration.  We're talking about the "one time registration" thing, yes?  The very first link at the top of the page?)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 11:00:38 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early

I'm not sure what you mean...  I thought you had to complete the registration in order to attempt a login?  (Yes, I completed the registration.  We're talking about the "one time registration" thing, yes?  The very first link at the top of the page?)

Yeah, that's what I meant. Before today, I got "record not found" when I tried to do the registration.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 08, 2007, 11:01:59 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early
Yes, I did, out of curiosity. Behind it was a typical informational website for admitted students with info about Admitted students weekend, financial aid, etc.

And a message board, which I (barely) refrained from posting "OMGWTFBBQ!!!!111ONE DOES THIS MEAN I GOT INTO GWU?"""
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 08, 2007, 11:04:29 AM
"not found" here
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on February 08, 2007, 11:06:45 AM
i got nothin. :(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mantis on February 08, 2007, 11:07:33 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early
Yes, I did, out of curiosity. Behind it was a typical informational website for admitted students with info about Admitted students weekend, financial aid, etc.

And a message board, which I (barely) refrained from posting "OMGWTFBBQ!!!!111ONE DOES THIS MEAN I GOT INTO GWU?"""

 :D  Totally.

And it's great!  Because it would be my very very first acceptance ever (and unexpected, too, since I applied relatively late).  But now it's weird because I'm staring at my phone, willing it to ring.. and all I want to do is go home and check the mail.  Screw work.  But even so, I realize that -- barring said willed-phone-ringing -- we're still going to have to wait while to know for sure, right?  Boo.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 11:32:07 AM
Dangerpirate, mantis- did either of you actually complete the registration process? I didn't... it felt like opening my christmas presents early
Yes, I did, out of curiosity. Behind it was a typical informational website for admitted students with info about Admitted students weekend, financial aid, etc.

And a message board, which I (barely) refrained from posting "OMGWTFBBQ!!!!111ONE DOES THIS MEAN I GOT INTO GWU?"""

 :D  Totally.

And it's great!  Because it would be my very very first acceptance ever (and unexpected, too, since I applied relatively late).  But now it's weird because I'm staring at my phone, willing it to ring.. and all I want to do is go home and check the mail.  Screw work.  But even so, I realize that -- barring said willed-phone-ringing -- we're still going to have to wait while to know for sure, right?  Boo.

Exactly, and I did give in and registered/logged in. I would have replied to your message on the forum!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 08, 2007, 11:34:13 AM
"Record Not Found."

I think this means good news for all of you guys who have gotten in! Lucky.  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 11:38:18 AM
"Record Not Found."

I think this means good news for all of you guys who have gotten in! Lucky.  ;D

Yeah, but now I (we) have inspired all of the poor people already obsessing on this thread to start trying to login to the admitted students portal everyday too.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 11:39:51 AM
"Record Not Found."

I think this means good news for all of you guys who have gotten in! Lucky.  ;D

Yeah, but now I (we) have inspired all of the poor people already obsessing on this thread to start trying to login to the admitted students portal everyday too.

Hey, it's basically just one more "online status checker". But, the good kind... the kind that only gives you an answer if the answer is good.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 08, 2007, 11:41:45 AM
your challenge now will be to act surprised if you get a call from the dean...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 08, 2007, 12:59:20 PM
I have nothing, and I have to say I am entering super depressed mode.  At this point, GW is my number 1 realistic shot and they seem to really be emphasizing LSAT score this year.  I know, I know this is whiny and complainy, but I just can't believe I'm still waiting, especially since I applied in early October.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 08, 2007, 01:03:55 PM
I have nothing, and I have to say I am entering super depressed mode.  At this point, GW is my number 1 realistic shot and they seem to really be emphasizing LSAT score this year.  I know, I know this is whiny and complainy, but I just can't believe I'm still waiting, especially since I applied in early October.

Same.  I would really, really love to get into GW, but it's hard to keep a positive attitude.  The waiting sucks, but now that I'm really not expecting to get in, at least no news means they haven't rejected me yet!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 08, 2007, 01:08:07 PM
Katrine - with your stats I think you should be a shoe in at GW. Since when is a 165/ 3.8 an auto-reject at GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on February 08, 2007, 01:09:19 PM
Well at least we can all wait and be miserable together.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 08, 2007, 01:16:55 PM
Katrine - with your stats I think you should be a shoe in at GW. Since when is a 165/ 3.8 an auto-reject at GW?

I don't think I'm an *auto* reject, but I guess the numbers so far on LSN for 165ers are disheartening for this cycle. (So far!)  But then again, I'm probably just getting greedy with wanting decisions, since the fat lady obviously hasn't sung yet.  Also, my pre-law adviser told me that I should consider GW a reach school, so now I'm just paranoid that she's been proven right!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 08, 2007, 01:33:33 PM
Well waiting does suck... I'm only half-excited? I wish they'd call/email/mail/send carrier pidgeon/airplane dragging sign. I hope I don't just drag on in limbo. 
i'm crossing fingers for all of us. :-\
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: katrines on February 08, 2007, 01:43:18 PM
Well waiting does suck... I'm only half-excited? I wish they'd call/email/mail/send carrier pidgeon/airplane dragging sign. I hope I don't just drag on in limbo. 
i'm crossing fingers for all of us. :-\

 ;D I wish more schools would use the carrier pigeon/airplanes to relay admissions decisions!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: 1654134681665465 on February 08, 2007, 01:48:33 PM
My buddy has applied to nearly 20 schools and hasn't heard back from a single one, except for GW.  So they can't be THAT slow. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 01:52:58 PM
Only Yale notifies via Carrier Pidgeon.

Northwestern sends acceptances via Rooster.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 08, 2007, 01:53:48 PM
My buddy has applied to nearly 20 schools and hasn't heard back from a single one, except for GW.  So they can't be THAT slow. 

I've been complete since the beginning of Oct and haven't heard anything. So they have been pretty slow with my app.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: honna on February 08, 2007, 01:56:19 PM
My buddy has applied to nearly 20 schools and hasn't heard back from a single one, except for GW.  So they can't be THAT slow. 

I've been complete since the beginning of Oct and haven't heard anything. So they have been pretty slow with my app.
they told you that you were complete?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 08, 2007, 01:58:48 PM
My buddy has applied to nearly 20 schools and hasn't heard back from a single one, except for GW.  So they can't be THAT slow. 

I've been complete since the beginning of Oct and haven't heard anything. So they have been pretty slow with my app.
they told you that you were complete?

They never sent me any notice. I called the admissions office and they told me over the phone the day that I went complete. I don't think that they send complete notices.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 08, 2007, 03:34:54 PM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?

Nevermind, it was waiting in the mailbox. Best packet yet! I can't wait to get the t-shirt.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 08, 2007, 03:42:19 PM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?

Nevermind, it was waiting in the mailbox. Best packet yet! I can't wait to get the t-shirt.

::don't be jealous, don't be jealous::
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 08, 2007, 04:16:25 PM
Got my package today, too.  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 08, 2007, 04:19:23 PM
record not found. you're in or there's a big error that only affects 168ers ;) congratulations!

Well, it works for me, but I was accepted a week ago by email (no packet yet, wtf USPS!)... So I guess that doesn't really help at all.



ok, I admit it: I just wanted to remind you all that I'm in. Is that so wrong?

Nevermind, it was waiting in the mailbox. Best packet yet! I can't wait to get the t-shirt.

::don't be jealous, don't be jealous::

I liked the shoes in your old avatar better. On a more pertinent note, congrats to everyone that found good news via the AS portal today... Lets hope that means what it seems to!!

...as you wish!  I do to though, there is slim pickins at google images on the choos (sigh)...

congrats on the packages folks...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 08, 2007, 05:36:52 PM
bah, no package yet...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: gocanes on February 08, 2007, 07:13:59 PM
i got my package today too

for people wondering about the time between the scholarship letter and the package, i got my scholarship letter on monday (sent last friday)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 09, 2007, 07:24:32 AM
they finally updated their class profile to 2006

http://www.law.gwu.edu/Admissions/JD+Admissions/profile.htm
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 09, 2007, 07:28:09 AM
who was the sucker with a 3.75+ / 175+ who got dinged?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 09, 2007, 07:35:56 AM
Also, according to the magazine they send with acceptances their LSAT median was the same (165) and the GPA went up slightly to 3.62.

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: paul1454 on February 09, 2007, 09:13:49 AM
So I went ahead and called GW today and told them if they don't give me a response soon then they can kiss my...........................







No, I'm kidding.  Just wanted to give you guys a rise.  It has been a slow week.  Hopefully, we'll get some more info today!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 11:10:06 AM
So I went ahead and called GW today and told them if they don't give me a response soon then they can kiss my...........................







No, I'm kidding.  Just wanted to give you guys a rise.  It has been a slow week.  Hopefully, we'll get some more info today!

Get Senate Auto Insurance. Then you can tell them to "KISS MY BUMPER. JUST KISS IT!" (see http://www.senateautoinsurance.com for more)



wow, lol and the guy on the webpage looks so appealing too!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 09, 2007, 11:13:16 AM
Still waiting to hear from GW :-\. Complete since early Oct.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 09, 2007, 11:21:34 AM
Still waiting to hear from GW :-\. Complete since early Oct.
I think we're destined to be those people to which the FAQ alludes when it says you could apply early in October and not hear until after the March deadline...

Me too. This sucks.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 11:24:23 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 09, 2007, 11:27:51 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh


:D :D :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 09, 2007, 11:28:54 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

Ha, did you ask them if the people who can log into the AS portal are in and if so why they won't tell us?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 11:30:49 AM
Seriously, I think he hates me.  I have decided that the fact that the admissions guy hates me, means that my ding is imminent (sigh).  Goodbye PT Program, farewell.  I'll think of you fondly from my lesser ranked soon-to-be home.   :'(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 11:33:30 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

Ha, did you ask them if the people who can log into the AS portal are in and if so why they won't tell us?


lol, damnit I knew there was something I was forgetting.  I think all the phones ringing off the hook in the background combined with the "who-are-you-again?" tone in his voice threw me off.  I was unable to recover, stumbled like an idiot and hung up.  Now I'm having a cold sweat, and my fingers are getting numb and tingly.  I think I have reject-idis.  CRAP  :-\
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 09, 2007, 11:56:45 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

Ha, did you ask them if the people who can log into the AS portal are in and if so why they won't tell us?


lol, damnit I knew there was something I was forgetting.  I think all the phones ringing off the hook in the background combined with the "who-are-you-again?" tone in his voice threw me off.  I was unable to recover, stumbled like an idiot and hung up.  Now I'm having a cold sweat, and my fingers are getting numb and tingly.  I think I have reject-idis.  CRAP  :-\

what was the nature of your call?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 09, 2007, 11:57:53 AM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

I spoke to a Ms. Tocci when I called. Nicest-person-ever. Dean Richard is also nice, but I only emailed with her.

I'm sure they'll treat you well. According to the magazine they sent me, customer service is one of Dean Richard's main goals for GW.

Seriously, I think he hates me.  I have decided that the fact that the admissions guy hates me, means that my ding is imminent (sigh).  Goodbye PT Program, farewell.  I'll think of you fondly from my lesser ranked soon-to-be home.   :'(

No way. You are overreacting. Don't sweat it.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 09, 2007, 01:59:21 PM
So I emailed them about my status and they said I would get my decision in a week-10 days! AHHHHHHHH!!!!

Wow...why would they tell you that and not just give you your decision? Good luck.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hey Now on February 09, 2007, 02:12:11 PM
In via phone call earlier today.  Letter to be mailed out next week.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 02:15:51 PM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

Ha, did you ask them if the people who can log into the AS portal are in and if so why they won't tell us?


lol, damnit I knew there was something I was forgetting.  I think all the phones ringing off the hook in the background combined with the "who-are-you-again?" tone in his voice threw me off.  I was unable to recover, stumbled like an idiot and hung up.  Now I'm having a cold sweat, and my fingers are getting numb and tingly.  I think I have reject-idis.  CRAP  :-\

what was the nature of your call?

Well on Tuesday I called and was then told to e-mail about being considered for PT as well as FT.  So I called back today to check and see if they got my e-mail.  The guy who answered the phone was the same guy as Tuesday kind of abrupt on the phone.  Anywho, he said he got it and had placed it...(then he put me on hold cuz the phone rang, and when he came back he just said yes.  I thanked him and hung up.  So now I'm wondering where he placed it?  In my file?  On a pile of crap where adcomms won't see it until AFTER they reject me? lol Oh the humanity.


In other news....

In via phone call earlier today.  Letter to be mailed out next week.

Congratulations! and...

So I emailed them about my status and they said I would get my decision in a week-10 days! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Good Luck!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Lawbster on February 09, 2007, 02:19:35 PM
In via phone call earlier today.  Letter to be mailed out next week.

congratulations! for FT or PT?

awww, so now im wondering if calling is totally the way to go... did they sound bothered at all or hesitant to tell you by phone?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 09, 2007, 02:33:21 PM
Oh my gosh I just spoke with the admissions office.  I was soooo nervous.  The guy that answers the phone there makes me nervous.  Ahhhhhhh

I spoke to a Ms. Tocci when I called. Nicest-person-ever. Dean Richard is also nice, but I only emailed with her.

I'm sure they'll treat you well. According to the magazine they sent me, customer service is one of Dean Richard's main goals for GW.

Seriously, I think he hates me.  I have decided that the fact that the admissions guy hates me, means that my ding is imminent (sigh).  Goodbye PT Program, farewell.  I'll think of you fondly from my lesser ranked soon-to-be home.   :'(

No way. You are overreacting. Don't sweat it.

Awwww thanks Captain I'm feeling much calmer now!  I spoke to Mr. Buxton.  I have never gotten a woman on the phone, go figure lol.  Well, only time will tell.  I'm still keepin my fingers (and toes) crossed.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 09, 2007, 03:11:26 PM
just a received a phone call: IN. Admitted students portal was not a glitch!

I acted surprised.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 09, 2007, 03:12:20 PM
just a received a phone call: IN. Admitted students portal was not a glitch!

I acted surprised.

 :D Congrats
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 09, 2007, 04:40:08 PM
just a received a phone call: IN. Admitted students portal was not a glitch!

I acted surprised.

congrats.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: dangerpirate on February 09, 2007, 06:29:07 PM
Congrats! What was the number? Was it 994-1000?
That was indeed the number. Why?

Thanks everyone.
:D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 09, 2007, 06:31:38 PM
Congrats! What was the number? Was it 994-1000?
That was indeed the number. Why?

Thanks everyone.
:D

He probably missed his call and saw the number on his caller ID (that's the number my call came from, too.)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 09, 2007, 06:43:08 PM
just a received a phone call: IN. Admitted students portal was not a glitch!

I acted surprised.
congrats. way not to spill the beans about the portal.............
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 09, 2007, 06:44:43 PM
congrats to those who got in.

Still no package for me.  Hope it didn't get lost!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: coffee girl on February 09, 2007, 07:09:55 PM
Holy sh*t, I just tried to log in on their site and they let me.  Am I in?

EDIT: After registering, I went to their admitted students page.  This is looking legit--yay!   ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 09, 2007, 07:35:47 PM
i'm sure its a good sign...congrats!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: jhrace2 on February 09, 2007, 07:37:24 PM
Count me in on the list of applicants who can get to the admitted students portal and still hasn't heard anything from GWU yet... although I don't know if I have the Oscar-caliber acting skills necessary to pull off surprise if I get a call  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: coffee girl on February 09, 2007, 07:40:36 PM
Count me in on the list of applicants who can get to the admitted students portal and still hasn't heard anything from GWU yet... although I don't know if I have the Oscar-caliber acting skills necessary to pull off surprise if I get a call  :D

LOL, time to hone my acting skills.  This better not be a joke; I even jumped the gun and posted a GW acceptance on my LSN account!  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 09, 2007, 07:45:54 PM
perhaps its an ethical test?  Would you view restricted information without their formal approval?


j/k  ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Commie Panda on February 10, 2007, 01:59:52 AM
Congrats to everyone who got into GW! It's my number one choice (out of the schools that I have a semi-realistic shot of getting into). I'm starting to really regret not applying PT. Was this one of those schools were you could apply both PT and FT? My numbers are solid for PT but below the median for FT so I really was an idiot...couldn't have hurted to apply PT I guess.  :(
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: mumbling2myself on February 10, 2007, 07:22:44 AM
Congrats to everyone who got into GW! It's my number one choice (out of the schools that I have a semi-realistic shot of getting into). I'm starting to really regret not applying PT. Was this one of those schools were you could apply both PT and FT? My numbers are solid for PT but below the median for FT so I really was an idiot...couldn't have hurted to apply PT I guess.  :(

Call the admissions office on Monday, ask if you can be considered for both.

It can't hurt.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 10, 2007, 10:34:34 AM
They do allow you to be considered for both. Just give them a call!

p.s. The only way I can think this would hurt you is when you're borderline, and they're trying to decide whether to accept, reject, or waitlist you... If you've applied PT also, they might just accept you PT as an easier solution.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Commie Panda on February 10, 2007, 02:52:14 PM
Yeah, i submitted my application on 12/23 so i just kind of feel like they may have already made a decision or the app is currently being considered by the committee. I was also fearing the scenario you outlined, namely that the may just be more inclined to accept me PT instead of making a decision on FT. I'd definitely prefer FT and would be kind of unsure about PT but I guess if it gets me in, I should consider it. I was having some doubts after reading other people on this board saying as long as you have PT on your record, it'll kind of taint your transcript even if you switched over to the FT program after your first year.

Anyway, I'll sleep on it and decide.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 10, 2007, 04:18:52 PM
as long as you have PT on your record, it'll kind of taint your transcript even if you switched over to the FT program after your first year.


Whoever said that was likely off base. Assuming you switch after 1st year or 1st semester, employers will have no way of distinguishing between you and someone who started as a FT student. Moreover, you would not face any sort of reputation-based disadvantage. Anyone who says otherwise is just trolling. The one major disadvantage a PT student might face in terms of hiring is the fact that 1L summer is spent in class rather than working at a firm. Summering as a 1L at a BIGLAW firm is apparently a great foundation for gettinga top BIGLAW offer during OCI 2L year. Of course, if you are not leaning towards BIGLAW, then who cares??

Now, this is not to say that PT is a good fit for you. If you cannot see yourself actually getting what you want out of life and law school as a PT student, then don't ask to be considered for it. If you do not have a good reason to want to do PT, don't ask to be considered for it. But if GW is your absolute to die for top choice, and you think that PT might get you in there, then by all means go for it.

I have a question for ya.  Do you happen to know if PTers go to summer school in the day as opposed to their normal night courses?  Because I'm wondering if you are able to do both the summer school work and the interning for the BIGLAW firms?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 10, 2007, 04:21:13 PM
Yeah, i submitted my application on 12/23 so i just kind of feel like they may have already made a decision or the app is currently being considered by the committee.

I submitted mine just a few days later on 12/27/07.  I e-mailed them on uesday and asked to be considered for both.  I'm hoping they haven't already made a decision too, but the admissions guy did take the request and place it with my file.  Besides, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that they are going to send you to committee and then it's too late.  Still sleep on it if you must, and keep in mind that the sooner you make the request the more likely they can add it to your file.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: DLish on February 10, 2007, 04:46:42 PM
Just tried logging into the admitted students section even though I have not received an email, phone call, or snail mail with a decision.  I registered as an admitted student.  Hope that means I'm in!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 10, 2007, 05:16:16 PM
Just tried logging into the admitted students section even though I have not received an email, phone call, or snail mail with a decision.  I registered as an admitted student.  Hope that means I'm in!

I think we've come to the consensus that it does. Congrats!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Commie Panda on February 10, 2007, 07:19:54 PM
Thanks for your responses. DCB, can you transfer out of PT after a semester instead of a year? The thing is, I probably won't be working/wouldn't want to be working if I do PT, so I'm not sure how many people actually do that.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 10, 2007, 07:27:56 PM
Yep.  You can transfer out after 1 semester.  It sounds like a lot of students do that.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Commie Panda on February 10, 2007, 07:55:27 PM
Ok damn, now that sounds pretty appealing...thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 10, 2007, 09:11:55 PM
I have a question for ya.  Do you happen to know if PTers go to summer school in the day as opposed to their normal night courses?  Because I'm wondering if you are able to do both the summer school work and the interning for the BIGLAW firms?
Last summer, all the classes that actually show a starting time rather than "TBD" started at 4:00pm (Negotiations), 5:30pm (Trusts & Estates), or 6:00pm (Property, Professional Responsibility/Ethics, Administrative Law, Trial Advocacy (section 1), Trial Advocacy (section 2), Mediation. They ran from May 15th to July 27th.

wow thanks for the thourough info., so it might be possible to work in the am somewhere.  Although I don't know what BIGLAW would let you work such a part time schedle.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: jhrace2 on February 11, 2007, 04:23:11 PM
Welp, got a phone call today (though I missed it -- it was only one ring!) but I got a follow up email.

In at GW!

The admitted student portal "trick" worked for me too  :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: bamf on February 11, 2007, 05:06:12 PM
Welp, got a phone call today (though I missed it -- it was only one ring!) but I got a follow up email.

In at GW!

The admitted student portal "trick" worked for me too  :D

man, A.R. LOVES working on Sunday...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 11, 2007, 06:29:09 PM
Welp, got a phone call today (though I missed it -- it was only one ring!) but I got a follow up email.

In at GW!

The admitted student portal "trick" worked for me too  :D

congratulations
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 11, 2007, 06:33:10 PM
as long as you have PT on your record, it'll kind of taint your transcript even if you switched over to the FT program after your first year.


Whoever said that was likely off base. Assuming you switch after 1st year or 1st semester, employers will have no way of distinguishing between you and someone who started as a FT student. Moreover, you would not face any sort of reputation-based disadvantage. Anyone who says otherwise is just trolling. The one major disadvantage a PT student might face in terms of hiring is the fact that 1L summer is spent in class rather than working at a firm. Summering as a 1L at a BIGLAW firm is apparently a great foundation for gettinga top BIGLAW offer during OCI 2L year. Of course, if you are not leaning towards BIGLAW, then who cares??

Now, this is not to say that PT is a good fit for you. If you cannot see yourself actually getting what you want out of life and law school as a PT student, then don't ask to be considered for it. If you do not have a good reason to want to do PT, don't ask to be considered for it. But if GW is your absolute to die for top choice, and you think that PT might get you in there, then by all means go for it.

I have a question for ya.  Do you happen to know if PTers go to summer school in the day as opposed to their normal night courses?  Because I'm wondering if you are able to do both the summer school work and the interning for the BIGLAW firms?

1L Summer Associate positions are great, and very helpful, but they aren't plentiful. A LOT of people get 2L jobs without having a 1L placement. Just do SOMETHING with your summer.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 11, 2007, 06:54:20 PM
Also missed the call today, but got the email. So I'm officially in at GW now!!  ;D Assuming Gtown and Penn ding me/put me on an endless waitlist, I think I will be going to GW. Email said the letter would be sent on Tuesday.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 11, 2007, 06:58:59 PM
Also missed the call today, but got the email. So I'm officially in at GW now!!  ;D Assuming Gtown and Penn ding me/put me on an endless waitlist, I think I will be going to GW. Email said the letter would be sent on Tuesday.

Awwww Kristen congrats.  Guess that status checker jump on LSN wasn't too quick! lol
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 11, 2007, 06:59:42 PM
as long as you have PT on your record, it'll kind of taint your transcript even if you switched over to the FT program after your first year.


Whoever said that was likely off base. Assuming you switch after 1st year or 1st semester, employers will have no way of distinguishing between you and someone who started as a FT student. Moreover, you would not face any sort of reputation-based disadvantage. Anyone who says otherwise is just trolling. The one major disadvantage a PT student might face in terms of hiring is the fact that 1L summer is spent in class rather than working at a firm. Summering as a 1L at a BIGLAW firm is apparently a great foundation for gettinga top BIGLAW offer during OCI 2L year. Of course, if you are not leaning towards BIGLAW, then who cares??

Now, this is not to say that PT is a good fit for you. If you cannot see yourself actually getting what you want out of life and law school as a PT student, then don't ask to be considered for it. If you do not have a good reason to want to do PT, don't ask to be considered for it. But if GW is your absolute to die for top choice, and you think that PT might get you in there, then by all means go for it.

I have a question for ya.  Do you happen to know if PTers go to summer school in the day as opposed to their normal night courses?  Because I'm wondering if you are able to do both the summer school work and the interning for the BIGLAW firms?

1L Summer Associate positions are great, and very helpful, but they aren't plentiful. A LOT of people get 2L jobs without having a 1L placement. Just do SOMETHING with your summer.

TY Captain, my Captain!   ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 11, 2007, 07:02:42 PM


Awwww Kristen congrats.  Guess that status checker jump on LSN wasn't too quick! lol

Thanks! Yea, the AS portal let me log in a full 3 days before they told me anything... weird. I'm still crossing my fingers for everyone else on here...
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Nooteboom on February 11, 2007, 07:07:58 PM
Congrats to all who have heard.  I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question for me: does GW provide complete notifications?  I've looked through the threads and it sounds like they don't, but I've noticed completion dates for many LSN-ers...just wondering since I sent my application in early December, and have heard nothing from them yet. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: coffee girl on February 11, 2007, 07:10:45 PM
Congrats to all who have heard.  I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question for me: does GW provide complete notifications?  I've looked through the threads and it sounds like they don't, but I've noticed completion dates for many LSN-ers...just wondering since I sent my application in early December, and have heard nothing from them yet. 

Thanks!

You're right, they don't provide complete notices.  Some LSN-ers have complete dates posted, because they called up the admissions offices and asked whether their file was complete.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Nooteboom on February 11, 2007, 07:17:00 PM
Congrats to all who have heard.  I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question for me: does GW provide complete notifications?  I've looked through the threads and it sounds like they don't, but I've noticed completion dates for many LSN-ers...just wondering since I sent my application in early December, and have heard nothing from them yet. 

Thanks!

You're right, they don't provide complete notices.  Some LSN-ers have complete dates posted, because they called up the admissions offices and asked whether their file was complete.

Thanks, good to know. :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 11, 2007, 08:26:34 PM
my complete date is my decision date for GW
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hegemon on February 12, 2007, 01:58:34 AM
So, if I'm reading this correctly, a bunch of you got e-mail acceptances on Sunday, making my e-mail acceptance legit? Right?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 12, 2007, 07:26:14 AM
Gah, even the LSAC survey mocks my pain.

Quote
IF BEGINNING THIS FALL:  We realize that at this time you have more than likely been admitted to the law school you will be attending.  As you complete the remainder of this survey, please think about how you would have responded to these questions while you were going through the law school search process.

Don't I wish.

Sorry man. I'll redirect some of my good vibes back over to GW for you  ;).

Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 12, 2007, 07:29:09 AM
Gah, even the LSAC survey mocks my pain.

Quote
IF BEGINNING THIS FALL:  We realize that at this time you have more than likely been admitted to the law school you will be attending.  As you complete the remainder of this survey, please think about how you would have responded to these questions while you were going through the law school search process.

Don't I wish.

Aw, that is an irritating thing to say. And I'm not sure it's even true- seems like, at least until February, it was all auto-admits. Regular people are just beginning to get their decisions, unless they were ED and even then there have been a lot of deferrals this year.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 12, 2007, 09:37:11 AM
Has everyone else who got in a week and a half ago gotten their packets?  Still nothing for me...

if i dont hear by the end of the week, should i give the admissions office a call and let them know?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 12, 2007, 09:51:06 AM
Has everyone else who got in a week and a half ago gotten their packets?  Still nothing for me...

if i dont hear by the end of the week, should i give the admissions office a call and let them know?

Got mine a couple days after the call, but I live in DC.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 12, 2007, 09:52:56 AM
Has everyone else who got in a week and a half ago gotten their packets?  Still nothing for me...

if i dont hear by the end of the week, should i give the admissions office a call and let them know?

Was it sent to another address maybe? 2 out of 3 schools who have sent me acceptance packets have sent it to my permanent address, rather than mailing address.
I don't know what GW does.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 12, 2007, 09:58:31 AM
Has everyone else who got in a week and a half ago gotten their packets?  Still nothing for me...

if i dont hear by the end of the week, should i give the admissions office a call and let them know?

Was it sent to another address maybe? 2 out of 3 schools who have sent me acceptance packets have sent it to my permanent address, rather than mailing address.
I don't know what GW does.

They send to current address.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 12, 2007, 10:04:14 AM
my current address is my permanent address.

I do live in florida.  Perhaps it is just the distance.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: m1 on February 12, 2007, 10:32:25 AM
100 pages on GW in six weeks... we are ridiculous PS... ;)

This thread is now as long as my thesis.  I don't think I finished my first two chapters in 6 weeks  :P
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: marlinspike on February 12, 2007, 10:53:03 AM
I came back from German class and my cell phone beeped at me. It was Dean Richard tellling my I've been accepted.


Now, if I got any money, would it be in the packet they said they will send me tomorrow, or is that later on with GW?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Vick on February 12, 2007, 11:13:44 AM
I came back from German class and my cell phone beeped at me. It was Dean Richard tellling my I've been accepted.


Now, if I got any money, would it be in the packet they said they will send me tomorrow, or is that later on with GW?

It's been different for everybody.  Mine came with the packet, but some people received their scholarship offer days later.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: monserrat on February 12, 2007, 11:45:23 AM
mine came in a separate envelope but on the same day as the packet
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on February 12, 2007, 01:00:56 PM
In at GW part time!

Phone call from Dean Richard, which I missed, but her voicemail was so sweet!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 12, 2007, 01:16:57 PM
In at GW part time!

Phone call from Dean Richard, which I missed, but her voicemail was so sweet!

congrats!!! Also congrats to all the other recent admits!

numbers?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on February 12, 2007, 01:20:13 PM
In at GW part time!

Phone call from Dean Richard, which I missed, but her voicemail was so sweet!

congrats!!! Also congrats to all the other recent admits!

numbers?


160/3.9 (3.2 index)

I don't know why I took my stats off LSN, sometimes I feel paranoid.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no idea where I will end up. I never thought I would be so lucky to have so many options. I gotta save the freaking out until I hear from all the schools though.

AH. This process is INSANE and bad for digestion.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: kristen823 on February 12, 2007, 01:45:00 PM
Hmm I wonder why she didn't leave me a voicemail when I missed her call Sunday. Oh well, congrats DrPep, I know we have a lot of patiently waiting PT people on here. At least they seem to be doing FT/PT at about the same rate.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 12, 2007, 01:45:39 PM
Thanks all :) I'm taking solace is that they haven't really touched any of the PT 3.0 people, so it isn't just me in the ugly duckling category. And I do have one of the higher LSATs in that index score band in a year where that's what they really seem to be targeting. And with the new retake policy and lower apps they are waiting much longer for high-ranking candidates before they start choosing among people like me.

But this is week 16 for me and just ughhhhh... waiting is the worst. Then again, coffeegirl didn't hear until 21 weeks were up and she's higher than I am... a similar wait would put me at the end of March, mega-ugh.

I am curious why they haven't brought out the waitlist for part-timers, especially October applicants that have already waited this long. I wonder what the distinction is on their side between waiting off a waitlist and waiting on a waitlist? On our side, a waitlist I guess is "better" in that it isn't a straight rejection, but also "worse" in that you're guaranteed to wait longer than you already have, again without a hard deadline (besides the start of school). Maybe they just still aren't ready to do that to a lot of people?

At least GW is moving, I guess. I keep looking at George Mason and they are positively crawling. They must miss Dean Richard ;)

<--- fellow ugly duckling!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 12, 2007, 01:48:26 PM
In at GW part time!

Phone call from Dean Richard, which I missed, but her voicemail was so sweet!


Awwwww congrtulations!!!!!!!!  I was crossing my fingers for you this whole time!!  ;D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Zona on February 12, 2007, 02:27:46 PM
IN at GW today via snails.

So did you not get a call or email?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: prelaw200 on February 12, 2007, 02:28:42 PM
IN at GW today via snails.

So did you not get a call or email?

*sound of airplane zooming over head*
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Zona on February 12, 2007, 02:30:19 PM
Quote
So did you not get a call or email?

LOL. No. If I get into GW, I imagine Dean Richards will send someone on horseback.

Sorry, made the assumption that snails just meant snail mail.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on February 12, 2007, 02:36:14 PM
In at GW part time!

Phone call from Dean Richard, which I missed, but her voicemail was so sweet!


Awwwww congrtulations!!!!!!!!  I was crossing my fingers for you this whole time!!  ;D


Thank you so much!!!! Good luck to you too!

Thanks to everyone on this board for being so supportive. It helps me make it through the week!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 12, 2007, 03:24:15 PM
AH. This process is INSANE and bad for digestion.
Indeed it is. Though they let in two 3.0's today so it gives me hope, and I'm glad to see you're in too! Congrats :)

and one of those 3.0's had essentially a 2 week turnaround... nuts.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 12, 2007, 03:25:58 PM
I guess my joke was almost too clever, then. lol

darn. i got really excited for you/jealous of you.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 12, 2007, 03:43:38 PM
AH. This process is INSANE and bad for digestion.
Indeed it is. Though they let in two 3.0's today so it gives me hope, and I'm glad to see you're in too! Congrats :)

and one of those 3.0's had essentially a 2 week turnaround... nuts.
Hah, don't remind me. As far as I can tell, I now hold the dubious distinction of being the 3.0 LSNer with the longest sitting application and the highest LSAT score after they just accepted all the higher LSAT scores today from the 3.0 band.


I think this bodes very well for you, so enjoy the liquor! I have a feeling your acceptance is imminent. As a fellow 3.0er with a lower LSAT than you, I am more concerned. However, since several of those accepts are just at or below 3.0 GPA, I'd think this is good for us as well. I can't imagine them using LSAT as the primary barometer for the p/t program... how would that benefit them?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 12, 2007, 08:35:14 PM
IN at GW today via snails.

 And I still maintain that it will come via smoke signals. Or maybe a singing telegram?


lol..as long as it's not like the singing telegram in the T-mobile commercial where the Dean sends someone to tell me they want to reject me today and then hand me balloons.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 12, 2007, 08:50:14 PM
See I thought of *this* singing telegram  :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYqtwYqTTdI

lol Clue!!!! so classic!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Imelda Marcos on February 13, 2007, 11:48:27 AM
Wow nothing today yet?  I guess Wednesdays are the most popular choice!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 13, 2007, 12:05:19 PM
congrats on GMU bwilliams!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 13, 2007, 12:21:20 PM
I have a feeling your decision will be made easier by a call from the trendsetter herself, Dean Richards.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 13, 2007, 12:36:00 PM
I have a feeling your decision will be made easier by a call from the trendsetter herself, Dean Richards.
Well that was a surprisingly accurate prediction!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
You're in? CONGRATS!!!!  :D ;D :D
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hegemon on February 13, 2007, 12:36:22 PM
I have a feeling your decision will be made easier by a call from the trendsetter herself, Dean Richards.
Well that was a surprisingly accurate prediction!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
congrats :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Jets on February 13, 2007, 12:37:35 PM
I have a feeling your decision will be made easier by a call from the trendsetter herself, Dean Richards.
Well that was a surprisingly accurate prediction!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm very happy for you. Well done.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 13, 2007, 12:41:24 PM
Thanks everyone... this is so insane... I pretty much lost it! 109 days. AAAAAAAH!!!!

Excellent! See you at the ASW.  ;)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: latenitesession on February 13, 2007, 12:41:43 PM
Thanks everyone... this is so insane... I pretty much lost it! 109 days. AAAAAAAH!!!!

Wow. I may w/d all my apps and go to psychic training school. CONGRATS!!! you deserve it. Did she just call?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: holydevil on February 13, 2007, 12:48:53 PM
I have a feeling your decision will be made easier by a call from the trendsetter herself, Dean Richards.
Well that was a surprisingly accurate prediction!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That's a pretty cool "I'm in" post Bwilliamsdc :P
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: BelleFille on February 13, 2007, 12:51:30 PM
Oh my goodness BWilliams FINALLY

I am so happy for you! I hope to join you eventually, YAYAYAY!
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Post by: Captain on February 13, 2007, 12:52:16 PM
Thanks everyone... this is so insane... I pretty much lost it! 109 days. AAAAAAAH!!!!

Congrats! Finally, eh? Don't forget to send back the t-shirt card...
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Post by: BelleFille on February 13, 2007, 12:53:10 PM
What a lovely board this is.  I hope we can eventually wish all of us regulars on here congrats by the end of the cycle :)
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Post by: Hegemon on February 13, 2007, 12:58:12 PM
Thanks everyone... this is so insane... I pretty much lost it! 109 days. AAAAAAAH!!!!

Congrats! Finally, eh? Don't forget to send back the t-shirt card...
I forgot that admits get a t-shirt! Yes!! (http://smiliesftw.com/x/bowdown.gif)
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Post by: bohemian_revolution on February 13, 2007, 12:58:50 PM
YAY! Congrats! Hope to see you at the ASW.
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Post by: paul1454 on February 13, 2007, 01:21:46 PM
Bwilliams, Congrats man!!!!! I know you have been waiting a long time!  I'm glad everything worked out.  Maybe you could call her back and put in a good word for me!
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Post by: dangerpirate on February 13, 2007, 01:26:10 PM
congratulations!
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Post by: enkidu on February 13, 2007, 01:31:22 PM
Very cool! CONGRATS. Hopefully mine is coming soon! :p
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Post by: kristen823 on February 13, 2007, 02:49:11 PM
What a lovely board this is.  I hope we can eventually wish all of us regulars on here congrats by the end of the cycle :)
No kidding, what a week! Congrats BWilliams!!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: whateverlady5555 on February 13, 2007, 03:14:48 PM
Congratulations Bwilliams and all the other acceptances today! I know you are thrilled. What an exciting day!

I got my packet today, with a nice note from the dean. The personal touches are really nice.

YEA!
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Post by: nyugrad06 on February 13, 2007, 04:32:52 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Captain on February 13, 2007, 05:50:28 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 

Yeah, I got a handwritten note saying, "you are an outstanding candidate, and we hope you will come to GW..." basically.

Nothing specific about my PS or anything. Oh well.
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Post by: coffee girl on February 13, 2007, 05:52:00 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 

Yeah, I got a handwritten note saying, "you are an outstanding candidate, and we hope you will come to GW..." basically.

Nothing specific about my PS or anything. Oh well.



I think they like the "outstanding candidate" phrase a lot, haha.
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Quail! on February 13, 2007, 05:52:05 PM
I got the phone call on sunday, which kind of surprised me.

Now I'm getting impatient - I want that damn acceptance package already!
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: ..... on February 13, 2007, 05:53:03 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 

Yeah, I got a handwritten note saying, "you are an outstanding candidate, and we hope you will come to GW..." basically.

Nothing specific about my PS or anything. Oh well.

Same here. Handwritten, but not personalized. And from the handwriting... I think some "note-writing assistants" may have been utilized. :-p
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Post by: Hegemon on February 13, 2007, 05:54:53 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 
Your LSN says you were accepted 2/12? And you've already got your packet? Were you e-mailed/called on 2/12, or is that when you got the packet? :)
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 13, 2007, 05:56:43 PM
i got 'extraordinary candidate' and a personalized note on my PS.  Guess my PS helped me get in...because it sure wasn't my lsat score.
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Post by: nyugrad06 on February 13, 2007, 05:58:16 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 
Your LSN says you were accepted 2/12? And you've already got your packet? Were you e-mailed/called on 2/12, or is that when you got the packet? :)

No, i got in on 2/1? i think it was.  Two thursdays ago.  I just got my packet today.  I was slow on updating my LSN
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hegemon on February 13, 2007, 05:59:51 PM
I got my packet today too.  Had a nice note from the dean also.  Did everyone get a nice personalized little note?

So far this is the only school i've been accepted to that has personalized it.  Big kudos to them. 
Your LSN says you were accepted 2/12? And you've already got your packet? Were you e-mailed/called on 2/12, or is that when you got the packet? :)

No, i got in on 2/1? i think it was.  Two thursdays ago.  I just got my packet today.  I was slow on updating my LSN

oh, ok :)

did you get the t-shirt postcard?
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: nyugrad06 on February 13, 2007, 06:01:47 PM
yep.  I wonder what the t-shirt will look like? 
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: Hegemon on February 13, 2007, 06:08:05 PM
yep.  I wonder what the t-shirt will look like? 
yah. I'm actually unreasonably excited about that part. (http://smiliesftw.com/x/redface.gif)
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Post by: Quail! on February 13, 2007, 06:09:19 PM
yep.  I wonder what the t-shirt will look like? 
yah. I'm actually unreasonably excited about that part. (http://smiliesftw.com/x/redface.gif)

Me too!  I haven't even gotten the damned postcard yet and I'm excited
I can add it to my ridiculous tshirt drawer which has got to house well over 75 random-ass tshirts
Title: Re: So what will GW do this week (month, year, millenium, etc.)?
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on February 13, 2007, 06:11:23 PM
yep.  I wonder what the t-shirt will look like? 
yah. I'm actually unreasonably excited about that part. (http://smiliesftw.com/x/redface.gif)

Me too!  I haven't even gotten the damned postcard yet and I'm excited
I can add it to my ridiculous tshirt drawer which has got to house well over 75 random-ass tshirts

i can't remember when i last bought a T-Shirt. I was really hoping to add to my collection. Damn waitlist.
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Post by: Quail! on February 13, 2007, 06:13:24 PM