It would seem that I was mis-informed
Don't they claim that PT ad FT admission standards are the same? Did everyone else assume that this was BS?
It would seem that I was mis-informed, I just called the GW admissions office and asked a few questions about the PT program, hopefully this will help you Panda as I found it very helpful and your situation seems very similar. The gentleman on the phone told me that the process to transfer from PT to FT is not difficult at all (as you mentioned) as long as you are in decent academic standing. He also said that the classes run Monday through Friday from 6-8 pm with a maximum of 12 credits... leaving only 4 to make up later if you transfer after one semester. I have heard however that snobby employers will look at it as a blemish and will ask why you started PT but I feel like if you prove yourself with performance that can easily be overcome. I still don't like the idea of PT since I don't have a job or anything worthwhile to do during the day for the first semester but PT GW is better than no GW.
Quote from: quem vem la-sou eu on April 13, 2007, 10:30:24 AMDon't they claim that PT ad FT admission standards are the same? Did everyone else assume that this was BS?Yeah, pretty much BS. Their FAQ says they actually have the same standards but less ppl applying to PT and hence your odds may be slightly higher. I highly doubt it--obviously they don't report the PT data (from what I hear), which is why they accept people with lower numbers to their PT program.
I'm putting in my deposit at GMU this weekend and I just received a waitlist from GW, my undisputed 1st choice. The waitlist card asks if I want to be considered for FT, PT or both and I feel like I could probably get in PT whereas FT would be more of a gamble (My father got his MD there, my sister got her MBA there, I have a letter of rec. from an affluent alumnus that's on it's way so I feel like I may be able to overcome my low GPA). My question is this: If I want D.C. biglaw and debt is an issue would it be smarter to check FT only on the waitlist card and gamble with the idea in mind of transferring from Mason after 1L if I get rejected OR should I ckeck both on the waitlist card and take a likely PT admission with the idea of transferring to FT (which I've heard is not as easy as it sounds) after the first semester?