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midjeep

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Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
« on: May 25, 2004, 09:23:15 PM »
OK I havent been accepted to any schools but I have been waitlisted at 2 schools. I am currently in Texas and have decided to go to DC and visit my number 1 choice, GMU. I was planning on meeting with the law school and get an idea of my surroundings (look for Apts, decide if i should bring my car, etc). I just dont want to waste my money and bring my hopes up too high if I dont get in. The other thing is, I havent applied for FAFSA but I really do need loans if I do get accepted. Most deadlines were for March....am I too late for loans? Should I apply for FAFSA and list my two waitlisted schools just to be safe?
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Re: Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2004, 11:37:14 PM »
Definitely file the online FAFSA for the two waitlisted schools.  I don't think it's too late but I wouldn't wait any longer if I were you to file them.  It's really easy to do online.  It should only take you 30 minutes max.

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Re: Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2004, 09:55:06 AM »
It's not too late to file for the fafsa, but you should do it NOW, the sooner the better, and you can list up to 6 schools, list all that you have applied to, or the ones you're most interested if more than 6. Plus, once you get admitted that'll be once less thing you have to worry about when getting ready to go. If you are absolutely sure you want to go to school this fall and not wait, I would advise to visit, if anything it shows how serious and interested about their school.  Good luck!

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Re: Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2004, 10:46:31 AM »
Send in your FAFSA asap, like everyone said its easy to do.

Let them know youre visiting all the way from Texas, even call and ask if you could scheduke an appotinment to discuss your spot on the waitlist - I mean the worst they can say is "no we actualy dont do that" then you just politly say "ok, I understand - just please know that GMU remains my top choice for enrollment this fall".

I mean why not? Im waitlisted at 2 schools also (dont worry not GMU!) and I too am keeping the faith that something will come through - good luck!