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1st rejection from GWU -Ouch!

etudiante04

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At this point, I realize how random this process is. No matter how early I completed my application, no matter how good my stats are, I guess its not enough. I got the thin letter yesterday. Not that GW is my 1st choice . . . :thumbdown: but the first rejection stings. :(

Oh well, at least I have an interview lined up somewhere. :)

Did anyone else feel that way about their first rejection?
 
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etudiante04 said:
At this point, I realize how random this process is. No matter how early I completed my application, no matter how good my stats are, I guess its not enough. I got the thin letter yesterday. Not that GW is my 1st choice . . . :thumbdown: but the first rejection stings. :(

Oh well, at least I have an interview lined up somewhere. :)

Did anyone else feel that way about their first rejection?

my first rejection was georgetown and i actually just kinda laughed at the letter...the first waitlist actually stung a lot more than a rejection.
 
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I got the rejection yesterday too from GWU. Looks like we were in the first batch :(

Yeah, first rejections always sting--I'm a reapplicant, and I still haven't become numb to the first rejection of the year. :thumbdown:

Anyway, I'm hope you get an acceptance soon!

:luck:
 
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Yeah, I agree with you all that waitlists are worse than a postsecondary rejection. After all, you've met an adcom representative face to face, and you have an idea of what the campus is like. I guess its time for the good ol' Letter of Intent (LOI). Maybe it will help to update the schools on what you are doing now. Good luck.
 
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I'm convinced GW and some other schools only admit students they're sure will attend.

You said it wasn't your first choice, they hunt for students where GW is their first choice... in many cases rejecting overqualified applicants.

Just my thoughts on the matter.
 
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Depakote said:
I'm convinced GW and some other schools only admit students they're sure will attend.

You said it wasn't your first choice, they hunt for students where GW is their first choice... in many cases rejecting overqualified applicants.

Just my thoughts on the matter.

Yeah when I get waitlisted I like to think I am too good for them anyway :laugh: May not necessarily be true but it helps to ease the pain.
 
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etudiante04

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Depakote said:
I'm convinced GW and some other schools only admit students they're sure will attend.

You said it wasn't your first choice, they hunt for students where GW is their first choice... in many cases rejecting overqualified applicants.

Just my thoughts on the matter.

yeah, I hear they have already accepted several people VIA early decision. I guess its back to the waiting game!
 
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I lost the previous GW thread that I posted on, so I'll just revive this one:

I STILL haven't heard from them. On November 8, i got an email from them (because I emailed and asked) that a decision has been made on my file and mailed to my address and that I should receive it in a couple of weeks. Annamarie apparently got a similar notice, over the phone, but the estimate was "a few days." She has since received a pre-interview rejection, and I've still got nothing! What does this mean? Why would it take a couple of weeks to get here? Is it just going to be a rejection? Anyone else get a similar notice from them? Who do they think they are? I DEMAND an interview!
 
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I lost the previous GW thread that I posted on, so I'll just revive this one:

I STILL haven't heard from them. On November 8, i got an email from them (because I emailed and asked) that a decision has been made on my file and mailed to my address and that I should receive it in a couple of weeks. Annamarie apparently got a similar notice, over the phone, but the estimate was "a few days." She has since received a pre-interview rejection, and I've still got nothing! What does this mean? Why would it take a couple of weeks to get here? Is it just going to be a rejection? Anyone else get a similar notice from them? Who do they think they are? I DEMAND an interview!

Maybe you'll be placed in the "HOLD" category. That is better than a rejection, at least.
 
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i was place on hold, while its not a rejection, its still hard to take...theyre saying "you're not good enough to get in now, but maybe when we compare you to everyone else, you will be okay" they tell you they'll relook at it between now and march...thats a long time waiting!!!
 
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taddpole said:
i was place on hold, while its not a rejection, its still hard to take...theyre saying "you're not good enough to get in now, but maybe when we compare you to everyone else, you will be okay" they tell you they'll relook at it between now and march...thats a long time waiting!!!


Make sure you send them updates. For example, if you have any research presentations, if you published, any new grades, awards, conferences, etc.
 
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So I'm home in Washington interviewing at UW, and that's why I haven't been able to check my mail. I found out today that I DID get a letter afterall from GW, a REJECTION!! Apparently it came over the weekend, but my boyfriend didn't want to tell me because he thought it would make me nervous before my big interview. I guess it was a sweet gesture. But now I'm MAD at GW!! BAH! Who do they think they are!??!?!
 
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