16YearWait (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Accepted A $31,200 10/13/18 10/14/18 10/15/18 01/23/19 1 year
University of Pittsburgh F graph Accepted W $17,000 10/08/18 10/09/18 10/11/18 12/13/18 1 year
Syracuse University F graph Accepted W $13,000 10/07/18 10/07/18 10/24/18 01/22/19 1 year
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F graph Accepted W $20,000 10/04/18 10/05/18 10/05/18 11/30/18 1 year
University of Wisconsin Madison graph WL, Rejected 10/06/18 10/07/18 10/10/18 05/23/19 1 year
Drexel University F graph Waitlisted 10/04/18 10/05/18 10/09/18 01/02/19 1 year
American University F graph Waitlisted W 10/04/18 10/08/18 10/11/18 03/22/19 1 year
Northwestern University F graph Rejected 10/05/18 10/09/18 12/20/18 02/13/19 1 year
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 12/03/18 12/03/18 -- 01/18/19 2 years
University of California Davis F graph Rejected 10/17/18 10/18/18 10/26/18 01/14/19 2 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected 10/05/18 10/06/18 10/10/18 01/05/19 2 years
University of Iowa F graph Rejected 10/06/18 10/08/18 10/08/18 12/28/18 2 years
Marquette University F graph Rejected 10/04/18 10/05/18 10/10/18 11/29/18 2 years
DePaul University F graph Waitlisted W 12/10/17 12/10/17 01/03/18 01/18/18 2 years
6 George Washington University F graph Rejected 12/18/17 12/19/17 12/26/17 01/19/18 3 years
1 Indiana University Bloomington F graph Rejected 12/14/17 12/15/17 12/27/17 01/21/18 3 years

Applicant Information

Bowling Green State University
Creative Writing
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Not much unfortunately. Was Events Chair for LGBT organization at school.


Undergrad GPA is so low because of medical issue.

Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University in 2007. Working as paralegal in Immigration law since 2007.

LSAT prep for December 2017:
++Self study.
++PowerScore course in October and November.

So....second LSAT did not go the way I expected at all. I should have taken it much earlier (at least six months before the December test). Won't submit my 8 remaining apps. Expecting denials across the board for the 9 that are pending. Will retake in September and try again next cycle.

Updates 01/25/19:
Penn State is University Park, not Dickinson.

First acceptance: Chicago-Kent on 11/30/18. Will always be the first law school that ever accepted me.

$$$ amounts are per year.

Updates 03/30/19:

Scholarship $ at Penn State is a state resident grant, scholarship, and need-based grant.
Scholarship $ at Pitt is a scholarship and grant.
Waitlisted at American, declined it.

Visitor Comments

  • Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:21 AM

Haven't gotten LSDAS GPA yet, but had to put something there. First LSAT score is from 2005.

- 16YearWait
  • Saturday, July 30 2016 at 12:32 PM

Got my LSDAS GPA. I least I think it is. It's different than the GPA on my UG transcript. It's a lot higher than I expected it to be.

- 16YearWait
  • Sunday, January 15 2017 at 07:15 PM

OK, so my lsat score is 143. I went in not having studied like I needed to at all. Which is the reason that I decided to hold off on applications until the next cycle for 2018 admission. I decided to take lsat anyway (it was already paid for and refund amount was too small to justify). After much thought, decided to take the score. So I know what I have to work with.

- 16YearWait
  • Friday, June 16 2017 at 10:36 PM

For Penn State, I will be applying to the University Park campus, not Dickinson in Harrisburg. University Park wasn't on the dropdown list for some reason.

- 16YearWait
  • Friday, June 16 2017 at 10:38 PM

For my choice rankings, Michigan and Indiana are tied for my top choice, with Pitt right behind them.

- 16YearWait
  • Friday, June 23 2017 at 10:36 AM

I received my bachelors and masters both from BGSU. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2007. I have only taken the LSAT once, but am planning to take it again this fall. I am a terrible test taker, but am determined to mprove my score! Good luck to you!

- jmsommers
  • Friday, June 23 2017 at 10:58 PM

Hi, jmsommers. Good to see another BG falcon here. Good luck to you too!

- 16YearWait
  • Friday, September 01 2017 at 04:55 AM

Are you going to apply to Spring start at any Law schools? I saw a few School that would probably accept you. I've seen them accept lower GPA's

- Monica09
  • Indiana Law rejection
  • Monday, January 22 2018 at 07:13 PM

So....I got the Indiana Law denial yesterday. Didn't even react, didn't even hurt really because I knew it was coming. Been prepping myself for it for a month. But they're still at top of my list. Will reapply next cycle. Indie can't get rid of me that easy! :)

- 16YearWait
  • Cycle over
  • Saturday, March 17 2018 at 04:15 PM

Waitlisted at 4, withdrew from all. I will reapply to most of the schools I applied to this cycle, plus the ones that I didn't because the December LSAT score was too low. Congrats to everyone this cycle who got into their schools! For those who didn't, good luck next cycle!

- 16YearWait
  • Fellow long waiter
  • Saturday, March 30 2019 at 07:40 PM

Hi there! Congrats on giving this a go after graduating from undergrad so long ago. I'm in the same boat as you. I also have a low UG GPA. I didn't do well my first go around on the LSAT in January, but have been scoring between 167 and 171 in my PTs. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in wanting to go to law school later in life. Best of luck to you.

- oldladylawyer
  • Pitt Law
  • Saturday, March 30 2019 at 08:02 PM

Hi, is your offer for Pitt law the $17,000 for the 3 years or for every year?

- xoxovero
  • Pitt Law
  • Saturday, March 30 2019 at 08:02 PM

Hi, is your offer for Pitt law the $17,000 for the 3 years or for every year?

- xoxovero
  • Monday, June 17 2019 at 08:17 PM

The Pitt Law offer is $17,000 per year (so $51,000 total).

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