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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2014, 12:14
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Does Georgetown not award as many scholarships as peer schools? It seems like a lot of other schools have a lot more scholarships reported than georgetown


Has any R2 admit even reported receiving a scholarship?


So far I don't think anyone has, at least on this site
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2014, 08:35
For those that got wait listed, did your decision letter include the follow recommendations:




-If your GMAT or GRE score is below our average, you may retake the exam and scan and email your unofficial score report. Please ensure that official scores are sent to us promptly.

-You may submit an additional essay that highlights any changes in your professional or personal experience since the time you submitted your application. New information is most effective when it provides a different or updated perspective to the Admissions Committee.

I am just wondering if these are personally tailored to what specific applications were lacking, or if they are a blanket statement to all wait listed.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2014, 08:42
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Does Georgetown not award as many scholarships as peer schools? It seems like a lot of other schools have a lot more scholarships reported than georgetown


Has any R2 admit even reported receiving a scholarship?


So far I don't think anyone has, at least on this site


From past comments it looks like a good amount of funds were dispersed in R1. Unfortunately, it’s possible that there were very few $ left for R2. Additionally, this forum doesn’t represent the entire universe of admitted candidates, only a sample group. So it’s also possible that due to the scarcity of scholarships remaining for R2, the few that were given occurred outside of this forum’s participants.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 00:16
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From past comments it looks like a good amount of funds were dispersed in R1. Unfortunately, it’s possible that there were very few $ left for R2. Additionally, this forum doesn’t represent the entire universe of admitted candidates, only a sample group. So it’s also possible that due to the scarcity of scholarships remaining for R2, the few that were given occurred outside of this forum’s participants.



but I cannot digest that not even one candidate got some scholarship. GMAT club has close to at least 40% representation from the MBA aspirants. I think that there is some change in the notification system and that schol decisions will be informed via the packages couriered.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 11:14
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From past comments it looks like a good amount of funds were dispersed in R1. Unfortunately, it’s possible that there were very few $ left for R2. Additionally, this forum doesn’t represent the entire universe of admitted candidates, only a sample group. So it’s also possible that due to the scarcity of scholarships remaining for R2, the few that were given occurred outside of this forum’s participants.



but I cannot digest that not even one candidate got some scholarship. GMAT club has close to at least 40% representation from the MBA aspirants. I think that there is some change in the notification system and that schol decisions will be informed via the packages couriered.


The package just contains a pen drive with a welcome video and a pdf about the school. It is so disappointing not to get any scholarship.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 11:19
Kind of a silly question, but just for my 'education', how likely is it for R2 applicants to receive scholarships, not just at Georgetown but at other schools as well? I always thought that applying in R1 was the best chance of getting a scholarship. My guess is that as the scholarship money pool gets smaller, only great candidates get scholarship offers in the later rounds. Of course, I could be mistaken.
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Not a silly question, and though it is true that earlier rounds can have stronger scholarship funds, usually the difference between R1 and R2 is very slight. I don't have any experience with Georgetown specifically, but for most schools, both competitiveness of the applicant pool and scholarship funds are fairly close between the first two rounds, then change significantly in R3 or later.

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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 14:54
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The package just contains a pen drive with a welcome video and a pdf about the school. It is so disappointing not to get any scholarship.


Indeed. No $ love from the package. As has been previously reported here on the forum, it seems $ offers only go out in the admission letter. Here's a quote from the information manual on the PDF.

"Only Full-time MBA Program applicants are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship as part of the admissions process. Scholarship notification is included in your decision letter. If your offer letter is silent with regard to scholarship, the Admissions Committee was unfortunately unable to provide you with a merit-based scholarship.

Scholarship awards are renewable for your second year of study as long as you maintain good academic standing. These competitive awards are granted based on your academic and professional record of accomplishment, work experience, interview, and potential for leadership. New scholarships are not awarded in year two."

Too bad ya can't earn a scholly for the second year. :S
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 15:21
I'll echo the surprise and sentiment: the lack of scholarships is baffling and tremendously disappointing. It's definitely not a typical R2 outcome -- was fortunate enough to get money from other programs in R2, and more importantly, the differential between R1/R2 scholarship offers has been minimal more generally.

Something's amiss to not turn up a single dollar from 44 admits. Either there's been a dramatic, bizarre shift in policy at Georgetown, or we're not getting the complete picture. Hard to believe a program would reserve no funds for its largest round of applicants.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2014, 13:20
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Hey everyone. Current 1st year at MSB. Just an FYI- last year the online portal did not contain any information on scholarships, but in the actual package the letter did contain scholarship info for me.

Perhaps this year is different, but I would wait until you get the welcome packet before you completely discount potential funds.

Looking forward to seeing people at Welcome Weekend!
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2014, 13:40
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Hey everyone. Current 1st year at MSB. Just an FYI- last year the online portal did not contain any information on scholarships, but in the actual package the letter did contain scholarship info for me.

Perhaps this year is different, but I would wait until you get the welcome packet before you completely discount potential funds.

Looking forward to seeing people at Welcome Weekend!


Has anyone received any information when their welcome packets should arrive?
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2014, 13:42
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Hey everyone. Current 1st year at MSB. Just an FYI- last year the online portal did not contain any information on scholarships, but in the actual package the letter did contain scholarship info for me.

Perhaps this year is different, but I would wait until you get the welcome packet before you completely discount potential funds.

Looking forward to seeing people at Welcome Weekend!


Has anyone received any information when their welcome packets should arrive?


I received mine yesterday. The package just contains a pen drive. I am located in India.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2014, 22:53
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I'll echo the surprise and sentiment: the lack of scholarships is baffling and tremendously disappointing. It's definitely not a typical R2 outcome -- was fortunate enough to get money from other programs in R2, and more importantly, the differential between R1/R2 scholarship offers has been minimal more generally.

Something's amiss to not turn up a single dollar from 44 admits. Either there's been a dramatic, bizarre shift in policy at Georgetown, or we're not getting the complete picture. Hard to believe a program would reserve no funds for its largest round of applicants.



exactly my thoughts .

I was baffled too. Zero schol in R2 is just plain darn lame. ( checked on beatthegmat also , no schols even there ). I can guarantee a slip in rankings from the high amount of offer declines.

Only thing left to do : decline the offer , format the pendrive and reuse it , moan the 200$ I lost on the application. :(
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 04:59
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I'll echo the surprise and sentiment: the lack of scholarships is baffling and tremendously disappointing. It's definitely not a typical R2 outcome -- was fortunate enough to get money from other programs in R2, and more importantly, the differential between R1/R2 scholarship offers has been minimal more generally.

Something's amiss to not turn up a single dollar from 44 admits. Either there's been a dramatic, bizarre shift in policy at Georgetown, or we're not getting the complete picture. Hard to believe a program would reserve no funds for its largest round of applicants.



exactly my thoughts .

I was baffled too. Zero schol in R2 is just plain darn lame. ( checked on beatthegmat also , no schols even there ). I can guarantee a slip in rankings from the high amount of offer declines.

Only thing left to do : decline the offer , format the pendrive and reuse it , moan the 200$ I lost on the application. :(


Did you guys check the admit letter on the usb drives? If I remember correctly, that's where the fellowship info was for R1.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 06:49
My pen drive did not have an admit letter. Just a Welcome video and a "Your Guide to Georgetown MBA" pdf. I'm thinking of calling the Admissions Advisor just to get a sense of whether or not scholarships would be available (even after the deposits are due).
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 10:49
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My pen drive did not have an admit letter. Just a Welcome video and a "Your Guide to Georgetown MBA" pdf. I'm thinking of calling the Admissions Advisor just to get a sense of whether or not scholarships would be available (even after the deposits are due).


Same, no admit letter in pen drive.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 11:00
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My pen drive did not have an admit letter. Just a Welcome video and a "Your Guide to Georgetown MBA" pdf. I'm thinking of calling the Admissions Advisor just to get a sense of whether or not scholarships would be available (even after the deposits are due).


Same, no admit letter in pen drive.


Sorry - It's been a long couple of months and my memory is foggy.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 11:06
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My pen drive did not have an admit letter. Just a Welcome video and a "Your Guide to Georgetown MBA" pdf. I'm thinking of calling the Admissions Advisor just to get a sense of whether or not scholarships would be available (even after the deposits are due).


Same, no admit letter in pen drive.


Sorry - It's been a long couple of months and my memory is foggy.


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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2014, 14:03
It's definitive: no scholarship offer in letter (which we've already received) = no scholarship
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I'll echo the surprise and sentiment: the lack of scholarships is baffling and tremendously disappointing. It's definitely not a typical R2 outcome -- was fortunate enough to get money from other programs in R2, and more importantly, the differential between R1/R2 scholarship offers has been minimal more generally.

Something's amiss to not turn up a single dollar from 44 admits. Either there's been a dramatic, bizarre shift in policy at Georgetown, or we're not getting the complete picture. Hard to believe a program would reserve no funds for its largest round of applicants.



exactly my thoughts .

I was baffled too. Zero schol in R2 is just plain darn lame. ( checked on beatthegmat also , no schols even there ). I can guarantee a slip in rankings from the high amount of offer declines.

Only thing left to do : decline the offer , format the pendrive and reuse it , moan the 200$ I lost on the application. :(



I think they may have some financial difficulty this year. Either lack of donations from corporations or alumni or simply their endownment fund had a bad year.

Anyway, I thought long and hard. May ask for deferral request. If not possible, it is a clear decline for me. Seems like some of us may be on the same boat and therefore a good number of declines and good news for those on WL...your offers may be on their way :)

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