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American / Re: Housing
« on: April 16, 2005, 02:02:36 AM »
I'm from NJ, so I am planning on going down there as many times as it takes.  Not quite sure how how the DC market is, but it doesn't seem too bad.  I have a friend down there right now and she hasn't had much trouble finding places.  It may be different depending on what you want though.  There are a fair number of apartments available, but not as many rooms in houses or people looking for apartment mates.  These are just my guesses based on what I have seen so far and how my friends have fared. 

If you need any help, you can let me know.  The first time I am planning to go down there is the weekend of May 6th.

American / Re: anyone decided on american for '05?
« on: April 13, 2005, 02:12:14 PM »
I think, if you are looking into housing, you need not limit yourself to Tenleytown.  One metro stop this way or that should not be too bad.  The only problem is that the school is not too close to the Tenleytown stop.  But I would say look into living in Friendship Heights or Van Ness/Cleveland Park.  If you find a nice place, it should not take too much longer to get to class/campus/whatever.  If you could find a place in Tenleytown, within walking distance, obviously that would be the most convienent thing.  Honestly, there is nothing to do in Tenleytown, but that probably shouldn't matter so much, considering how much work there might be, and the fact that there are plenty of things only a few metro stops away.  Depending on where you live, you might be able to find parking on the street, but I wouldn't count on it.

The only real problem I could forsee, if anyone wanted to live nearby, is cost, but that is only if you want a place to yourself.  Actually, the only places that might be cheaper are probably in MD or VA, and even those are not so inexpensive.   

I'm looking into, hopefully, renting out a room in a house, so I can live with some people, and it will cut the costs a bit. 

American / Re: anyone decided on american for '05?
« on: April 13, 2005, 12:35:30 AM »
  When I went to American I saw all these things I wanted to do and there just seemed to be so much going on.  Also things I didn't think I'd get a chance to do at Loyola or Northeastern.  I liked the school enough to move from CA and that's a lot, but I think ultimately if the school is right for me I'll do better there.  Not too mention enjoy it alot more.  Also it's really diverse and I've travelled and lived abroad a lot so I thought that environment would make me feel more at home.

I agree with on the fact that if you like a school you'll probably do better there.  Hopefully that doing better means gradewise, but also, and perhaps more importantly in the grand scheme of things (whatever that might be).  But you know what I mean...maybe...

So that makes three of us so far?  Have either one of you thought about where you are planning to live?  Or looked into it?  I know it's kind of early, but I was just wondering because I was casually checking places out -- online that is.  (By the way I went to school in DC for a year before I left, so I have some (really) vague notions about places to live.)

I sort of feel like this thread is my responsibility now that I have started it.  But if anyone want to ask me anything, fire away.

American / Re: anyone decided on american for '05?
« on: April 10, 2005, 12:18:09 PM »
Seriously?  From Cali to DC, huh?  I was actually debating this the other way around (concerning Hastings), until I got into the second half of the JD/MA program at American.  I wouldn't sweat it though; DC is a nice place to study, especially as a grad student. 

What made you decide on American? 

American / anyone decided on american for '05?
« on: April 08, 2005, 10:51:37 AM »
i would be happy to speak to anyone going to american in the fall as i will be doing the same.

It would be really bizarre if the university extended an offer for only half of a dual degree program, don't you think?  My gut feeling is that SIS waits until the law school has a decision before making one since it would be pretty silly to admit someone to a program they can't attend (i.e. being admitted to the MA half but not the JD one).  Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I just can't accept that a major U.S. university could be that ass-backwards.

I applied for the JD/MA program and was admitted to WCL a month or two ago. Then, a few days ago I received a separate acceptance from SIS.  I've spoken to both schools admissions offices and they told me (as did the acceptance letters) that the candidate is considered for each school independently.  So, I would say you have been admitted to SIS (I also got that email), but WCL has not yet made a decision.  When I spoke to SIS they said they would be sending out their decisions in early April, and WCL, I guess, has until the deposit deadline, the 15th, to let you know.

If you have gotten into either school you are free to attend it without other, and obviously if you gotten into both you can do that.  I also think it is silly for them to do things this way, and I'm also sorry to say that American is that ass-backwards, but I hope this helps.  Hopefully, you'll hear back from WCL, with some good news, soon.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: American Accepted Students day?
« on: March 04, 2005, 10:54:12 AM »
I am thinking about.  I just went down to American a few weeks ago to check it out.  I, however, did not realize that one needed to RSVP in order ensure a space on the tour.  It just so happened that there was some kind of "special group" there that day.  So, if you do happen to go there some other day, call the admissions office.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: the blue postcard from American...
« on: February 08, 2005, 01:59:03 PM »
Things surrounding this postcard keep getting curiouser and curiouser...

Where should I go next fall? / Re: the blue postcard from American...
« on: February 08, 2005, 01:40:24 PM »
That is weird.  I wonder why they told me that.  I haven't gotten an email either.  This is rather strange...

Where should I go next fall? / the blue postcard from American...
« on: February 08, 2005, 10:42:42 AM »
I sent American my app on Oct. 31st.  They didn't request my LSDAS report until Dec. 10th.  And a few weeks ago, when I emailed them to ask if my app was complete, they told me they would be mailing me a blue postcard when it went to committee. 

So has anyone gotten this fabled blue postcard? If you have, how long soon after did your decision arrive?  How long did they take to send the card to you once they had requested your report?

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