*Applying the second time around (last cycle Fall 2007), let's see how this goes, hopefully it's not as brutal as the last one, but again it only takes one acceptance to go to law school!
*Not the greatest test taker (to put it lightly), and the LSAT is evidence of that, I put in an addendum about my SAT/ACT scores to the LSAT, so far it has not persuaded 6 schools.
Might as well do the update thread......
2/10: Waitlisted @ Phoenix (I admit I was a little surprised but staying on the waitlist for now and will visit the school next month)
2/13: Rejected at Thomas Jefferson
*This one stung, a lot, I thought at the very least I would have been waitlisted.
2/18: Rejected at La Verne
* I honestly don't believe that they even read my application, they just tossed it as soon as they saw my score.
I didn't check my mail in a few weeks but got some more rejection letters last week :(
*DePaul (dated 2/17)
* Gonzaga (dated 2/20)
3/6: In an act of insane desperation I applied to Cooley, I think that school is a complete joke but I need options :(
3/12: Phoenix Law invited me to participate in AAMPLE, the conditional program. I am definitely willing to put in the work but I don't have the cash for tuition and I am taking summer school to finish my master's degree by August. I'm still thinking about this though as this might be my best shot at law school. I'm checking out the campus on the 16th and if I like what I see it might just be enough to do AAMPLE for Phoenix.
3/12: Southwestern mailed out my decision (via status checker) so it should be in my mailbox by tomorrow or Monday.
3/13: Whittier made a decision on my file - doesn't say the decision - (via status checker) so that should be in my mailbox by the very latest Monday or Tuesday
3/17: Checked my mailbox and found thin envelopes from Whittier and Southwestern, I was so devastated about Whittier, I thought I would at the very least get waitslisted considering the last time I applied I had a lower gpa, LSAT and no master's degree.
3/19: Plan to apply to University of Detroit Mercy and Golden Gate University, ugh it's so late in the game but seriously I have nothing to lose at this point just $$$ :(
3/25: Waitlisted at Loyola New Orleans
*It's better than a rejection at this point and I'll take it :)
3/26: Four rejection letters (it's not as brutal as you may think b/c they were expected):
- Arizona State
- Boston College
- Rutgers - Newark
- University of San Francisco
*Looks like things are winding down, I am still amazed that I haven't heard from USC yet, I anticipate it to be a rejection b/c if anything it should be auto-reject......
3/30: USC, San Diego, both rejections, there were expected and it's completely ok.
3/31: Applied to University of Detroit Mercy and Pacific, we'll see where this goes, I am hopeful but realistic as it is very late in the game to be applying to these two schools.
4/10: Checked the mailbox and saw a little sticker on the side of the letter saying "Welcome to the FAMily!" I'm in at Florida A&M!!!!! yay :) Now I know how an acceptance looks like ;)
4/16: Rejected at Santa Clara, it's completely ok b/c it was expected but the rejection letter was really nice actually. I am just peeved I had to waste $75 on that app......and the cycle continues
4/29: Sent in deposit for Florida A&M, it's not sure thing but I felt that I needed more time to think it over so I sent the deposit to save my seat.
5/2: Rejected from McGeorge (University of the Pacific) what a waste of nearly $75. Still got a few more schools to wait on before I make a final decision. Seriously, Loyola is taking way too long to reject me. I applied at the exact same time the last cycle I applied to and went complete nearly at the same time and found out I got rejected way before graduating from undergrad. What gives Loyola?!??!
Some more updates to round out the cycle:
5/5: Rejection from Notre Dame
5/10: got a letter from Univ. of Detroit Mercy and they said they need more stuff from me such as a current letter of rec and an updated graduate transcript. Think it was so late in the game I asked admissions if I was at a disadvantge at this pt and they said, "no, they're still plenty of spots left in all program just send the stuff" I asked the person twice about this and said the same thing. So I have hope now.....b/c I really like UDM and their approach to law school it may be a T4 school but it's definitely everything I want out of law school
5/13: Rejection from Chapman via status checker, waste of $65
5/15: Rejection from Loyola LA *finally* I don't know why it took them so long............
5/21: Rejected from Cal Western, seriously it took them 3 months to realize that............
The only one left is UDM, we'll see where that goes........... I might as well start making movement on the wait lists I am on....
6/25: In at UDM!!!! yay I got a email and phone call from admissions, my law school cycle is over yesssss! :)
7/14: Sent in deposit for UDM, it seems so official now. I am pretty much decided on UDM so I plan to withdraw from everywhere else by the end of next week. So it's now onwards to Michigan and my app cycle is finally over, wooo!