I will post my resume here when I am done with my cycle. I do not fear any adcomms looking at this, however. In fact, I welcome them; please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions. I would love to go to your school!
Numbers on the left are not rankings but rather, are ChiaShu's percentage of me getting in. Wow.
Sending in applications for some schools that I received fee waivers from. So far: W&L, St. Thomas, U of Akron
Applied to AU, BC, Fordham, Rutgers Camden, UMICH, UNC
Applied to Cornell and UCLA. I think I may apply to Emory tonight and be done with the entire application process. These applications are also starting to add up as I've spent almost $800 so far.
Applied to U of IL. I thought I was done applying but their fee waiver was too enticing not to apply.
Applied to GMU due to a fee waiver.
Northwestern fee waiver. What? Clerical error, I am sure. Applied with great enthusiasm. I have already requested an interview and I hope they get back to me soon.
Something keeps telling me to apply to Emory so I have. I'm not sure what it is about Emory specifically, but I know I will regret not applying here. I would love to attend there and I may have a shot. I didn't think I did at first, which is why I abstained, but if I got in, Emory would be a top choice.
Finally complete at Fordham. Spent about a week and a span of three emails speaking to someone from admissions. They were just backed up in processing. Almost a month to get complete. I hope that doesn't hurt my chances.
IN AT AMERICAN!!!! Yes! I know it pales in comparison to where some people are currently being accepted but I would love to go to American. It's good to know that I have a place where I will be happy.
Package came in a USPS Priority Mail flat rate envelope. Nothing about money included.
I can't believe I just changed the status from Pending to Acceptance. This blows my mind.
Spoke to the person in charge of the Dean's Certification for my school and he still hasn't sent it out. This is why I am still incomplete at W&L and Cornell. It hasn't been sent out because of a person being on vacation for two weeks. It should be out by tomorrow. I'm glad I asked; could have gotten me into trouble by believing it would be taken care of. Always keep on top of your business regardless of who you have delegated a bit of responsibility to. I'm not saying he's irresponsible. I'm just glad I'm aware of the situation.
Complete at W&L. That means the Dean's Certification finally went out. Thus, I should be going complete at Cornell as well.
Accepted to U of Akron! Got a phone call while on the train. Information is in the mail.
Received a status checker email (or three emails, actually) from Emory. Went complete there less than a week ago. I cannot wait to hear back from them as they are a top choice of mine. The fact that scholarships are rather prevalent there, according to LSN, is icing.
Also received Akron packet in the mail. This is my second acceptance packet but wow, it's amazing and full of stuff. My only other experience is with the American packet which is rather bare and spartan compared to this. I mean, this thing is huge. DVD, pseudo-degree certificate of acceptance, city guide. Impressive. Scholarship information will arrive in "mid to late February 2008." I can't wait to hear from them.
Decision at U of IL via their status checker. WHOA. I was having so much fun changing "Pending" to "Accepted" but it looks like this will put a stop to my fun. This is unprecedented because this is the first of the schools where I am unsure as to what their disposition towards me is. Seems like a coin flip. I have also heard that scholarship offers are included with this (Okay, I know. I am worried about even being admitted and now I'm going on talking about scholarships.) This is serious stuff.
I keep saying I'm done applying but there are several more schools I wanted to apply to, but didn't based on application fees. UWisc sent me some application materials and I asked about a fee waiver; it was granted so I applied. I have heard Madison is an excellent town. Not sure how it will bode for a city dude like me but we'll see. Its academics are very respectable so I am excited to hear from them.
Decision at St. Thomas. I called them to find out if I was complete as I've heard nothing from them (not one email) since applying. The woman over the phone told me that not only was I complete but I also reached decision. The letter will go out today. Decisions! This cycle is just starting to get rolling. BC and Cornell EAs are coming soon as well, though I highly suspect waitlist/rejection.
Great. Rejected at Fordham via status checker. This one stings... a lot.
Busy day. Cornell status checker says complete, finally. This should not preclude me from the EA pool as I've been complete without the Dean's Certification much earlier than their EA deadline. It was stated that the DC was not needed to be able to reach a decision so I am hoping it has no effect on their ability to consider me as EA.
Deferred from UMich ED pool. No surprise.
Received holiday card from St. Thomas. I thought it was a little too early for the decision letter to arrive from yesterday.
Received scholarship application from U of Akron.
No UIUC today. I really thought today was going to be the day the letter got here.
Came back to find a letter from St. Thomas with a $15k/year scholarship. Nice! My first scholarship.
In at UIUC! YES! No scholarship info, though. That's not good. Only one other with my index on LSN has a scholarship. I am so happy with this acceptance and am thankful enough to be accepted rather than upset that I have no money from them. Maybe they will reevaluate it upon my asking.
Out at BC. Meh, not surprised. It hurts less when you expect it.