George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LemonLyman92 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:21 am

Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gmenold » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:32 pm

LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.

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Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:49 pm

gmenold wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.


This is true, but let's be honest - most people need loans and aid to pay that $180K plus COL. Most people do not have $3000 sitting around right now. I'm curious about the timeline for these three deposits (just checked my email and only says the first--$500-- is due April if you want to attend).

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LemonLyman92 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
gmenold wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.


This is true, but let's be honest - most people need loans and aid to pay that $180K plus COL. Most people do not have $3000 sitting around right now. I'm curious about the timeline for these three deposits (just checked my email and only says the first--$500-- is due April if you want to attend).


That is my concern too. Has anyone received the mail packet yet? Hopefully it goes more in depth. Or I guess I could just call the admissions office....

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby kimi14118 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:23 pm

LemonLyman92 wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
gmenold wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.


This is true, but let's be honest - most people need loans and aid to pay that $180K plus COL. Most people do not have $3000 sitting around right now. I'm curious about the timeline for these three deposits (just checked my email and only says the first--$500-- is due April if you want to attend).


That is my concern too. Has anyone received the mail packet yet? Hopefully it goes more in depth. Or I guess I could just call the admissions office....


I was in the first accepted wave. I havent been home to actually look at the packet but my parents sent me pictures of the box. It looks like its the size of the black boxes at Vandy. I will be home tomorrow can check.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby griffinz » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:41 pm

Could you also tell us how much time passed between receiving your acceptance email and the postmark date on the package and/or date on physical letter? It's been a week since wave two, and I still haven't received anything in the mail.

kimi14118 wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
gmenold wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.


This is true, but let's be honest - most people need loans and aid to pay that $180K plus COL. Most people do not have $3000 sitting around right now. I'm curious about the timeline for these three deposits (just checked my email and only says the first--$500-- is due April if you want to attend).


That is my concern too. Has anyone received the mail packet yet? Hopefully it goes more in depth. Or I guess I could just call the admissions office....


I was in the first accepted wave. I havent been home to actually look at the packet but my parents sent me pictures of the box. It looks like its the size of the black boxes at Vandy. I will be home tomorrow can check.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby kimi14118 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:33 pm

griffinz wrote:Could you also tell us how much time passed between receiving your acceptance email and the postmark date on the package and/or date on physical letter? It's been a week since wave two, and I still haven't received anything in the mail.

kimi14118 wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
gmenold wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:Is anyone else confused by the non-refundable deposits they mention? $500 looks normal for a seat deposit for a private law school but they mention 3 separate deposits totaling $3000!

Is this normal?

does it go towards tuition or something?

*Sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this on, I was just surprised to see the size of the deposit.*



My understanding is that the deposits at any school are put toward tuition. $3000 is more than any other that I've seen but next to the total bill for 3 years of tuition and COL in DC 3000 is pocket change.


This is true, but let's be honest - most people need loans and aid to pay that $180K plus COL. Most people do not have $3000 sitting around right now. I'm curious about the timeline for these three deposits (just checked my email and only says the first--$500-- is due April if you want to attend).


That is my concern too. Has anyone received the mail packet yet? Hopefully it goes more in depth. Or I guess I could just call the admissions office....


I was in the first accepted wave. I havent been home to actually look at the packet but my parents sent me pictures of the box. It looks like its the size of the black boxes at Vandy. I will be home tomorrow can check.


My box was sent 11/30. I got the email 11/20. Thanksgiving was also between when they emailed me and sent the package. I would assume you should be getting your box soon.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby seventiesbaby » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:43 pm

I'm above both 75ths and have been under review since 11/08. Anyone else in the same boat? Starting to get antsy!

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Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:28 pm

I received the box and it does not go into more detail about the seat deposits. I assume they will be credited towards tuition... or else that would be a pretty steep extra fee.

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Postby evanrn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 pm

seventiesbaby wrote:I'm above both 75ths and have been under review since 11/08. Anyone else in the same boat? Starting to get antsy!


I am too and have been under review since October. No worries.

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Postby Nik9639 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Checking in :wink:

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LemonLyman92 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:34 pm

So I just logged into the GW Law Portal (they just sent the e-mail with log-in info) and they say this on the site regarding the seat deposits.
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To reserve a seat in our Fall 2018 entering class, you must submit seat deposits, the total of which will be credited to your fall tuition upon matriculation. Our deposit requirements vary based on the program/process through which you were admitted, so please be sure to carefully read the deposit information listed below:

1) First-year students admitted through the REGULAR DECISION process are required to submit three payments for a total seat deposit of $3000:

a) $500, due by April 15, 2018 (If admitted after April 1, please refer to deposit deadline stated upon your admission.)

b) $1,000, due by June 1, 2018

c) $1,500, due by July 1, 2018
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So it looks like the deposits definitely go towards tuition but unless scholarship and loan money comes early the deposits will be due before any aid is available.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:51 pm

LemonLyman92 wrote:So I just logged into the GW Law Portal (they just sent the e-mail with log-in info) and they say this on the site regarding the seat deposits.
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To reserve a seat in our Fall 2018 entering class, you must submit seat deposits, the total of which will be credited to your fall tuition upon matriculation. Our deposit requirements vary based on the program/process through which you were admitted, so please be sure to carefully read the deposit information listed below:

1) First-year students admitted through the REGULAR DECISION process are required to submit three payments for a total seat deposit of $3000:

a) $500, due by April 15, 2018 (If admitted after April 1, please refer to deposit deadline stated upon your admission.)

b) $1,000, due by June 1, 2018

c) $1,500, due by July 1, 2018
-

So it looks like the deposits definitely go towards tuition but unless scholarship and loan money comes early the deposits will be due before any aid is available.


:shock:

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LSNlife » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:55 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
LemonLyman92 wrote:So I just logged into the GW Law Portal (they just sent the e-mail with log-in info) and they say this on the site regarding the seat deposits.
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To reserve a seat in our Fall 2018 entering class, you must submit seat deposits, the total of which will be credited to your fall tuition upon matriculation. Our deposit requirements vary based on the program/process through which you were admitted, so please be sure to carefully read the deposit information listed below:

1) First-year students admitted through the REGULAR DECISION process are required to submit three payments for a total seat deposit of $3000:

a) $500, due by April 15, 2018 (If admitted after April 1, please refer to deposit deadline stated upon your admission.)

b) $1,000, due by June 1, 2018

c) $1,500, due by July 1, 2018
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So it looks like the deposits definitely go towards tuition but unless scholarship and loan money comes early the deposits will be due before any aid is available.


:shock:


Good lord, GW is out here asking for an arm and a leg...

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby stlouisiana » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:14 pm

stlouisiana wrote:Ugh complete 11/1, current status still 11/8 in review I was hoping I’d be in this wave :(

12/14 Decision Made! Now I wait patiently for an email!

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Postby dasseeker » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:31 pm

stlouisiana wrote:
stlouisiana wrote:Ugh complete 11/1, current status still 11/8 in review I was hoping I’d be in this wave :(

12/14 Decision Made! Now I wait patiently for an email!


Applied and went UR same exact dates and still no decision made. What the hecckkkkk. Not that id be able to afford to go there short of receiving a full ride but still what the hecckkkkk.

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Postby stlouisiana » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:44 pm

dasseeker wrote:
stlouisiana wrote:
stlouisiana wrote:Ugh complete 11/1, current status still 11/8 in review I was hoping I’d be in this wave :(

12/14 Decision Made! Now I wait patiently for an email!


Applied and went UR same exact dates and still no decision made. What the hecckkkkk. Not that id be able to afford to go there short of receiving a full ride but still what the hecckkkkk.


I’m in the exact same situation at a few schools, I don’t get why they give you dates if they’re basically gonna publically skip over you and come back it’s bs

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:03 pm

I've done a little research into the loans process and the money will not be distributed to us until after the first day of classes (it first is disbursed to the tuition, fees, housing, etc. through GW and then GW gives you your refund). So this means they expect us each to come up with $3,000 personally, no help from our loans. Then our first semester's refund will be "inflated" (their word) because you will have the $3,000 put towards your student account. It is pretty worrying, considering how common it is for people (like me) to be literally relying on loans just to be able to attend.

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Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:05 pm

PS: Any other admits attending the February 7th reception in D.C.? I found out about it through the GW Portal.

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Postby rebelynn » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:29 pm

Decision made! Went complete 11/15, under review 11/21, decision made 12/14. I'm very impatient and am currently a bundle of nerves, does anyone know if it typically takes the full 3 days for them to let you know?

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Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:32 pm

rebelynn wrote:Decision made! Went complete 11/15, under review 11/21, decision made 12/14. I'm very impatient and am currently a bundle of nerves, does anyone know if it typically takes the full 3 days for them to let you know?


It took the full three days for me - but it was an offer of admission! Do they still do the three-day wait for dings? That would be so mean.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lawschooolapplicant » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:49 pm

In! I was at decision made this morning, so hopefully it’s a short wait for everyone else!

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Postby stlouisiana » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:53 pm

stlouisiana wrote:
stlouisiana wrote:Ugh complete 11/1, current status still 11/8 in review I was hoping I’d be in this wave :(

12/14 Decision Made! Now I wait patiently for an email!

In w/ $$! :D

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Postby rebelynn » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:55 pm

rebelynn wrote:Decision made! Went complete 11/15, under review 11/21, decision made 12/14. I'm very impatient and am currently a bundle of nerves, does anyone know if it typically takes the full 3 days for them to let you know?


IN w/ 105k! Just got the email a few minutes ago. LSAT 166, GPA 3.66

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Postby jellyjar » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:04 pm

Also in! Just got the email at 6:30 EST. Complete 11/9, UR 11/21. Very excited!



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