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Chances for GWU ED2

klm200812klm200812 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
edited February 2013 in George Washington University
I have applied early decision 2 for The George Washington University Class of 2017, I was hoping that someone could chance me. I also hope to gain admissions into the school of Media and Public Affairs under the Political Communication major.
I wrote about Elizabeth Warren for my Political Communications essay.
GW is my first choice and I made that apparent in my essay.
GPA: 3.66
ACT: 27 (low, I know)
ECs: President of Speech and Debate (National Forensics League Tournament Attendee, twice), Math Club for three years, 4-H for all four years, and Art Club Vice President

All of my classes since freshmen year are listed as college level on my transcript.

Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated!
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Replies to: Chances for GWU ED2

  • 13all9413all94 Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    Wow, you are much more qualified than I am....

    26 ACT- 3.5 GPA, I have had 3 internships, but I am applying for the Five-Year Masters in Tourism Administration program in the GWSB... I have alot of hooks.. Lets use this as our EDII thread....

    Nice to meet you Kim

    You have a decent shot... Do you by anychance know the acceptance rate ED2?
  • klm200812klm200812 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I don't know the acceptance rate of ED2 but I think I heard somewhere that the acceptance rate of ED1 is normally about 40-45% which is a good bit higher than the regular decision acceptance rate. I just don't even know what I'll do if I don't get in, it's all I've ever wanted.

    My name's actually Katie, Klm are just my initials but thank you for your input! It's nice to talk to other early decision 2 students since I haven't seen many!
  • whatsmyusernamewhatsmyusername Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    Hey Katie, fellow political communication hopeful here! Honestly you are more qualified than I am, so good for you. I believe that the admissions rate for ED 2 is a little higher than ED 1. It was last year so it will most likely be higher this year as well.

    Quick question, do you think it's a good idea to write about Anderson Cooper for my political communication essay?
  • klm200812klm200812 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    If I remember the question was if you could be anyone active in politics who would you be and why, so I mean if you can justify how Anderson Cooper is active in politics and why you would want to be him I think it would be fine. I would just make sure that you can justify all your reasons, if you do that then I think you would be fine writing about anyone writing in politics! I wish you the best of luck! I am too excited!

    Also, if you have sent your early decision agreement in, how long did it take them to register it on the portal? I sent my first one about three weeks ago, and I emailed them and they hadn't received it yet so I sent another. I'm just worried that they won't get it on time! Probably just bad nerves.
  • baileyblumebaileyblume Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    I am also applying for Early Decision II, maybe you guys could chance me?
    GPA: 3.95
    SAT: 2010 (Math 580, CR 700, Writing 730)
    SAT II's: Literature 710, US History 710
    ACT: 28
    Class rank: Top 15%
    ECs: Vice President of Key Club + held an officer position for three years, President of Latin Club, Stage Manager for the Drama Guild, member of National Honor Society, 10+ accepted submissions to my high school's literary magazine, member of audition-only Vocal Ensemble
    AP Classes: AP Biology, AP US History, AP Language & Composition, AP World History, AP Literature & Composition, AP Statistics & Probability, AP US Government & Politics (have received A's or high B+'s in all of them)
    I also took four years of Latin and two years of Homeric Greek.

    I'm applying to the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program as well, and I interviewed there at the end of November.

    Thanks so much! Does anyone know if applying to a special program increases your chances at all?
  • klm200812klm200812 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I think you have a really good chance! I'm super jealous of your gpa. I'm not sure about the whole does applying to special programs help your chances. I guess it would depend which program it was an how many applicants they get. From what I understand you can get acceptance into the university and not into the program.
  • 13all9413all94 Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    @baileyblume- If you aren't a perfect candidate for EDII, I don't know who is. I'm sure you'll get in- pray for me too!!


    Sent from my iPhone
  • baileyblumebaileyblume Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    Thanks so much guys. Best of luck to both of you!!
  • klm200812klm200812 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    Do you guys know the day that decisions come out? I know it's supposed to be early February I was just wondering if there was an exact date somewhere?
  • 13all9413all94 Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    I know from someone last year it was around the 5th of february(correct me if i am wrong).... It was a Thursday i think too???
  • Waaris94Waaris94 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Hey guys!
    Would you mind chancing me for ED2? I'm aiming for Elliot's school of International affairs!
    My focus is a double major in IR and political comm. with a minor in Chinese.
    My Stats
    GPA: 3.47
    SAT: 1890 (CR- 710, M-630, W- 580)
    EC's - Debate all 4 years, ranked 52nd in the nation in the National Forensics League, president of my debate team, last year debate captain. 2 time multi qualifier for State and Nationals. Ranked 3rd in Space city and 1st in the national qualifier.
    I've taken French for 3 years
    AP classes - Stat, English 3, English 4, World History, US history, Econ, Govt.
    Member of French National Honor Society, guitar club, philosophy club, school newspaper staff writer, and of course debate. My core classes have always been honors.

    Thanks :)
  • 13all9413all94 Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    You have a great chance of getting in! I hope we all get in!!!
  • 13all9413all94 Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone know when our decisions will be released? Plus I haven't gotten the GWID thing yet, even though i applied on the 5th...
  • JRswishJRswish Posts: 1,170Registered User Senior Member
    @13all94 wow thats weird... i got my gwid as soon as i sent my common app (around 12 hrs later)... this was before i submitted my supplements, recs, payments, etc.
  • whatsmyusernamewhatsmyusername Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    I haven't gotten my gw id either, and i applied the 10th. my guidance counselor just sent in her part of the early decision agreement, so everything is now in. would they wait for the ED agreement before sending me the GW id email?
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