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GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 09:44:23 AM »
I finally got the email. Did anyone else notice that they are only offering travel stipends for people who choose to attend...

And tL this is only the first batch of scholarships so it could be that you may have to wait even longer...



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Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 09:59:58 AM »
I don't think the email means anything. It's just a list of updates. Allow me to copy and paste...

Nicole,

Good morning.  Just want to remind you of a several things --

First - Admitted Student Portal
If you have not logged on to the GW Law Admitted Student Portal, I urge you to do so by going to:  http://www.law.gwu.edu/admit

There is a great deal of information you may access through this portal that will help you learn more about our law school, as well as upcoming events for admitted students.  There also are several discussion boards in which you may wish to participate (connect with some of your future classmates, ask questions of current students, look for roommates, etc.).  If you have any trouble logging on, please let me know.

Second - Admitted Student Receptions Across the Country
We will be hosting admitted student receptions in a number of cities throughout the country during the next six weeks.  These events will provide you the opportunity to visit with GW Law administrators, faculty members, current students and alumni (Dean Lawrence will attend as many of these events as he possibly can).  You may bring one or more guests to these admitted studdent receptions. 

Specific details about the admitted student receptions (dates, locations and times) are posted on the admitted student portal and you may RSVP on the portal.  Please check the list of events (you may come to as many of them as you wish) and submit your RSVP's online as soon as possible.  Please note that the first of these events will be next week -- in Chicago, IL, on February 26th; and in Columbus, OH, on February 28th. 

Third - Preview Events at GW Law
Preview Events at GW Law will be held during the first week of April.  Preview Evening will be on Wednesday evening, April 2nd, from 3:30 to 9:15 p.m., and is designed for students who are considering joining us in our part-time evening program.  Preview Day will be on Friday, April 4th, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and is designed for admitted students who are considering joining us in our full-time day program.   

We will provide reimbursement of up to $150.00 of the transportation costs you incur to come to either of our preview events if you ultimately matriculate at GW Law (details about our reimbursement policy is posted on the admitted student portal). 

We will post detailed schedules for Preview Evening and Preview Day on the admitted student portal within the next week.  We also ask that you RSVP for Preview Evening or Preview Day online through the admitted student portal as soon as possible.  Please note that, due to the large number of admitted students who typically attend our preview events, we are not able to accommodate guests either at Preview Evening or at Preview Day.

Fourth - Merit Scholarship Awards/Financial Aid
We are sending out the first round of merit scholarship awards tomorrow (notificiation will be by letter sent in the US Mail).  As I am sure you can appreciate, our merit funds are limited and the award process is ongoing (if individuals offered merit scholarships decline the offers, we will continue to make awards until we have spent all available merit funds).

At GW Law, in addition to merit scholarship funds, we have a large fund of need-based aid available to our students.  All students who qualify for "need" will be awarded a need-based grant that may range from $3,000 to $19,000 per year.  Students apply for need-based aid each year -- thus, as your need situation changes during your time in law school (e.g., as you take on more student loan debt), the amount of your need-based grant likewise may change.  Please be sure that you submit your FAFSA and PROFILE as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for need-based aid.  You can review detailed information about financial aid at GW Law by going to: 

    http://www.law.gwu.edu/Resources/Hidden+Content/Financial+Aid/default.htm

Questions?
As always, please let us know if you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you choose which law school you will attend.  The members of or admissions office staff (listed below) are here to help in any way that we can.

  Anne Richard - Associate Dean - arichard@law.gwu.edu
  JoSie Shelby-Wilson - Director of Admissions - JoSie@law.gwu.edu
  Danielle Porcelli - Director of Recruiting - dporcelli@law.gwu.edu
  Matthew Dillard - Admissions Counselor - mdillard@law.gwu.edu
   
Thank you.  Have a good weekend.

    Anne
--  Anne M. Richard
    Associate Dean

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Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2008, 10:00:54 AM »
Ooops.. you already got it. Well, just for everyone's info then..  ;)

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 10:18:35 AM »
Ooops.. you already got it. Well, just for everyone's info then..  ;)

Yeah but thnx anyway.

Are any of you going to the preview day? I was thinking about going but I really would prefer to visit the school on a normal day. I may just do both. My SO is from DC and I may just have him chauffer me around one day.

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Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 10:23:53 AM »

And tL this is only the first batch of scholarships so it could be that you may have to wait even longer...


You are making me sad.  :'(

The only way that I can justify going to GW is with a full-ride.  So, I hope I'm in the first batch.

I probably won't go to a preview day, but since UVA is giving me $400 to visit, I'll just fly into DC and spend an extra day there to visit GW.

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 10:34:05 AM »


You are making me sad.  :'(


Aw...I'm sorry :-[

You do have good numbers so hopefully you will get something. I hear that GW is a little stingy with their merit based money but I guess we'll see. But seriously UVA is a great school. Did you get any money from them?

Edit: Nvm I just looked at your sig. You are still considering GW because...??

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Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 10:58:38 AM »
Edit: Nvm I just looked at your sig. You are still considering GW because...??

Not a huge fan of small cities/towns, especially Southern ones that have a reputation of being conservative.  I much rather be in DC.

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 11:16:30 AM »
Since we're already on GW comunication, didn't you guys think it was a nice touch to put a handwritten note on the acceptance letter? If I wasn't so cynical it would have made me feel special.

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 11:17:50 AM »
Since we're already on GW comunication, didn't you guys think it was a nice touch to put a handwritten note on the acceptance letter? If I wasn't so cynical it would have made me feel special.

It was. It def made me feel like they cared about what I actually wrote in my application.

Re: GWU Class of 2011 (or just thinking about it)
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 11:20:03 AM »
Edit: Nvm I just looked at your sig. You are still considering GW because...??

Not a huge fan of small cities/towns, especially Southern ones that have a reputation of being conservative.  I much rather be in DC.

I see. I'm from the south so I guess I don't have a problem with the area. FYI they have had quite a few race problems on campus last year.