Damn, yeah I was invited to a DC reception to which I wanted to go but I totally forgot about it/didn't RSVP. It might even be this coming week.
My guess is the rejection letter was an error made by a clerical worker in the admissions office. It's easier to make a mistake when you're doing a mass mailing than to talk on the phone for four miniute to the WRONG PERSON.
I had a school send me someone else's acceptance letter (after I was already in, thank God), so I know this kind of thing does happen.
But please let us know what happens!
I don't mean to sound like a snot but has anyone else not heard from schools that they should have gotten into and that they've have seen other people get into who applied after I did and had much lower stats? My particular school is AU. I've gotten into more competitive schools (BU, BC, WM, Emory) but have not heard a peep from AU since I went complete back in early December. I really like AU for their International Law program and am getting nervous.
Isn't the whole point of a safety school is that it's a school were you are all but guaranteed to get in?
My parents aren't super rich, but my dad will be able to pay for me. At the same time, I should probably add that if I go to GW I will be living at home.
I thought you lived somewhere other than DC? Whatever you do, don't live at home. Honestly.
Why not? If I ended up in my hometown I definitely would. Not doing so would cost me a minimum of about 1000/month, which would add up to almost $40K in extra debt when I graduate. May not be optimal, but I'd suck it up for 3 years to save 40K
Without being crude, I have to ask -- are you an UG student, katluva? Having lived/worked on my own for ~5 years I simply cannot comprehend living at home on a permanent basis, and I don't think it would be good for any aspect of a law student's life other than finances. It isn't that finances don't matter, it is that living at home for 3 years in or around the peak of your post-collegiate life seems like a horribly life-stunting thing to do -- so much so that taking on an additional $40k in debt would still be the lesser evil.
EDIT: Marlinspike, yeah you covered it before. The only part I remembered was that you don't live in DC now. Sorry, I got confused above when you mentioned living at "home." I guess it makes sense given what you say about covering costs and family, but man I sure wouldn't do it all 3 years. Maybe 1L since it isn't like you're going to be going out a ton then anyhow.