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Messages - midjeep
« on: July 19, 2004, 08:42:06 PM »
I haven't heard anything regarding my status personally. Its disheartening knowing that GMU is currently extending offers as I speak but I am still somewhat optimistic. GMU is my only chance at attending law school this year and, given my stats as an applicant, I am not holding my breath anytime soon. If anyone has been accepted this round, can you expose your stats? I am really curious at where GMU is now with their applicants and the direction they are headed.
« on: July 19, 2004, 12:58:37 PM »
Here is the latest update that I know of:
"We have made some offers to applicants on our wait list in the week and may be making several additional offers. Although this number is not final, I expect that we will make a total of 20-22 offers of admission to wait-listed applicants.
We hope to get final decisions out to most wait-listed applicants within the next week."
-- Anne Richard
« on: July 15, 2004, 08:07:06 PM »
I have a feeling that if you have not heard anything from GMU by tomorrow, you should simply assume that you are still on the waitlist. From my understanding, all waitlisted students who will be offered a seat will be notified by tomorrow by phone. They will probably begin mailing postcards tomorrow to everyone else. I also agree with the postings discribing GMU's waitlist process. The fact that the school has a discussion board and that the Dean of Admissions solicits questions regarding admissions, is a true testimant of its dedication to its applicants. Good luck to everyone and I hope you get a call tomorrow!
« on: July 13, 2004, 12:33:32 AM »
Well i am currently on two waitlists with no admits to fall back on. I'm wondering if anyone else is in the same situation and what are you doing in the mean time. What I am really curious about is how to handle the financial stuff. I already filled out the fafsa form and all, but i dont know if i should try and pursue a loan and by what amount. I have a general estimate of the costs the first year at school but I dont know if i qualify for something if i get admitted. I will definetly apply again next year if I dont get in this year but it brings up another point....should i register for the Oct LSAT now and what about an LSAT prep class? I still dont know where I will be afterwards if i dont get in this year (especially since my degree cant get me a decent job ANYWHERE!
). Ugh, well if someone else wants to vent, be my guest.
« on: July 12, 2004, 02:34:36 PM »
I believe Dean Richard said that we will find out the results of this next round of deposits at the end of this week (got the info off the GMU disscussion board). I have been impressed with the way GMU has gone about its waitlist. It isnt very long, Dean Richard has been very helpful, and they send more updates than most schools. Im thankful because this process could have been a lot worse.
« on: July 09, 2004, 08:56:49 PM »
Well according to Dean Richard, decisions regarding the waitlist will be made at the end of next week (around the 15th). She also addressed the issues at how offers will be made; by telephone and regular mail. Good luck to everyone still waiting.
« on: July 02, 2004, 08:54:03 PM »
Most students live near campus or near a metro stop in the area. The rent ranges from 800-1000 per month for a one bedroom but I am sure you can find cheaper if you look around or look for a roommate. The law student I talked to said that the vast majority of students do drive to school (70%). I didnt want to bring my car if I did get in, but parking is cheap at GMU and the metro closes before midnight, so late nights at the school really isnt possible if you rely on the metro alone.
« on: July 02, 2004, 04:12:10 AM »
There has been no update regarding the waitlist since that last postcard GMU sent out. If you havent already, check out the GMU discussion board for more info and possible updates (http://www.masonlaw.org/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi
). As for the meeting, it was awesome and yes she is extremely friendly. We talked about upcoming movies and other things as well as the law school. Meeting people like her make the desire of getting in that much greater. All she could tell me about the waitlist is wait. They cannot gauge the waitlist until they get an update from all the deposits that were due on July 1st. I am guessing that the ad comm will be meeting this week/weekend and will send updates to us after july 8th as the postcard said. A student showed me around the school and I really liked what I saw. If you dont know, the school was built in 99 and has all the ammenities a strong law school needs (westlaw/nexis). The law student told me that it is somewhat competitive regarding getting top grades, but the students will go out of their way to help you if needed (and sometimes they will ask you if you need help or an outline if your struggling). The area GMU as in is also nice. I never visited DC before and I really liked what I saw when I visited. All in all, I feel fortunate that I even got on the waitlist. It is a great school and is the "perfect fit" for me and my future plans. Good luck with the waitlist and your future plans. Hope to see you in the Fall.
« on: June 27, 2004, 02:51:51 AM »
I met with Dean Richard at GMU and was told the same thing that they have told everyone....just wait. They plan on reevaluating the waitlist after July 1st when the next round of deposits are due. Decisions regarding the waitlist will be sent out after July 8th as stated earlier.
« on: June 27, 2004, 02:49:04 AM »
I met with the admissions people at SMU last week and was told that they will probably not go to the waitlist. The lady told me that they have not taken anyone off the waitlist in 3 years and this year doenst look any different. There is about 200-300 people on the waitlist.