FightingDreamer (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W 11/09/18 11/12/18 -- 04/03/19 24 days
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted W 10/29/18 10/29/18 11/21/18 02/20/19 24 days
2 New York University graph Waitlisted W 11/17/18 11/19/18 -- 04/26/19 29 days
Duke University F graph Waitlisted W SP 11/08/18 11/08/18 11/08/18 11/18/18 30 days
1 University of California Berkeley F graph Accepted A $149,000 10/27/18 10/28/18 -- 01/22/19 1 month
1 University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $136,803 11/06/18 11/07/18 11/15/18 01/10/19 1 month
3 Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $170,000 10/29/18 -- -- 11/12/18 1 month
1 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $135,000 11/06/18 11/06/18 11/09/18 11/29/18 1 month
University of Texas Austin F graph Accepted W $59,468 10/29/18 10/29/18 -- 01/18/19 1 month
University of Southern California F graph Accepted W $105,000 11/06/18 11/06/18 11/06/18 02/15/19 1 month
Vanderbilt University F graph Waitlisted W 10/29/18 10/30/18 11/07/18 02/18/19 3 months
2 Harvard University graph Rejected 10/29/18 10/29/18 10/30/18 02/19/19 3 months
University of Chicago F graph Rejected 11/06/18 11/07/18 11/15/18 02/15/19 3 months

Applicant Information

169
3.52
3.58
Large Public University
Economics
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
N/A
N/A
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

=== FINAL DECISION ====

In a span of two, positively overwhelming weeks, Mich raised my aid from $45 -> $135, UCLA generously offered their full ride, and Berkeley came through after sending a consideration request - $120k.

As of 4/15 - I... am speechless. I began this process with the very naive dream of the Graduate Diversity Program (GDP) at Berkeley Law. I thought, given past history of my stats at Berkeley, I had no chance to get in. Then, after I somehow miraculously got in, I told myself "prepare for no aid". I was granted $120,000 (!!!) which was beyond my wildest expectations.

Then, out of the blue, I was chosen as the GDP finalist. The stars aligned and I might have used all my luck in my life at once - but it happened, and I am so thankful. I'll be at Berkeley with the financial support beyond my wildest dreams.

After much consideration (PM me if you have questions) - I will now be a Golden Bear (Berkeley Law) Class of 2022. GO BEARS!

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Feel free to message me for any questions! More than happy to talk about anything. I respond quickly. Also find me as BearlyWarm on reddit! Good luck y'all.

Took LSAT Twice - 169, 165 (I dropped four points on my second take for personal reasons. For anyone concerned about score drops, so far my cycle has played out with my 169 rather than my 165! I also did not include a LSAT addendum for most of my applications.)

If the cycle did not pan out the way it did (as I originally expected), I would have retaken and reapplied. I was scoring low-mid 170's on my practice tests consistently. Fortunately, my cycle has been nothing but surprisingly kind to me! :')

LAST UPDATED 5/1/2019

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SUPER REACH

~Harvard~
- Complete 10/30
- Email for JS-nope (rejection) 2/19

~UChicago~
- Complete 11/15
- UR1 11/16
- UR2 1/18
- UR3 2/12
- Rejection Email 2/15

~NYU~
Applied for AnBryce & RTK (a boy can hope!)
- Complete N/A
- UR1 11/20
- UR2 1/3
- HTE (Hold Tight Email) - 1/24
- NYU WL 4/26
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REACH

~UMich~
- Complete 11/9
- Acceptance 11/29
- Scholarship Notification 12/20 ($45,000)
- Need-based aid came in - $90,000. Total scholarship is now $135,000 (!!!) 3/21

~UVA~
- Complete N/A
- UR1 11/12
- Waitlist Email 4/4

~UC Berkeley~
Applied for the GDP
- Complete N/A
- UR1 11/16
- UR2 1/16
- Status Checker; Accepted. I'm stunned. Absolutely stunned.
- Sent in reconsideration request. Asked for 120k. Got 120k. The most overwhelming outcome of the cycle. I have no words. 3/28
- .... Graduate Diversity Program recipient. This is beyond wild. Thoughts provided on the left. Total value of scholarship - $149,000 ($139,000 + $10k stipend) 4/15

~ Northwestern ~
- Complete 11/21
- In-person Interview 11/17
- UR1 12/4 (found out by going to their Decision Letter page)
- DLS & Waitlisted 2/20
- Waitlist Kira Interview 3/20

~ Duke ~
- **Priority Track**
- Complete 11/8
- UR1 11/9
- UR2 11/15
- Priority Reserve 11/18

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TARGET
~ UT Austin ~
- Complete N/A
- UR1 12/17
- Kira Interview Invite 12/17
- Kira Interview Complete 12/23
- Phone call from Dean Le - MISSED IT so heard via voicemail 1/18
- Scholarship email 2/13

~ UCLA ~
Applied for the Achievement Fellowship & Epstein Program
- Complete 11/15
- Acceptance Call from Dean Schwartz 1/10
- Epstein Program Acceptance 1/30 (missed call originally)
- Interviewed for Achievement Fellowship 3/17
- Received call for Acceptance to Achievement Fellowship (full tuition) 3/21 y'all I'm speechless and overwhelmed by this

~ Vanderbilt ~
Applied for the Merit Scholars Program
- Complete 11/7
- In-person Interview 11/16
- Email to check Status Checker - Waitlisted 2/18

~ WashU ~
- Complete N/A
- UR N/A
- Skype Interview 11/8
- Acceptance 11/12
- Scholarship Notification 11/20 (Full Tuition)

~ USC ~
Applied for the Public Interest Scholars Program
- Complete 11/6
- UR1 11/26
- Acceptance email 2/15
- Scholarship email 2/21

Visitor Comments

  • Friday, December 14 2018 at 02:29 PM

Way to go with that WUSTL scholly and that MICHIGAN ACCEPTANCE!!

- paintingwallflowers
  • Friday, January 04 2019 at 08:27 PM

Congrats on Michigan and WUSTL!!!! SECURING THE BAG AT WUSTL THOOOOOO!!!! I'm hoping we end up at one of the same schools because we have similar interests!

- Invicto
  • Thursday, January 10 2019 at 02:55 PM

I can't even eat that much In-n-Out, bless u

- phoenixright
  • WE MATCH EVEN MORE
  • Wednesday, February 13 2019 at 04:37 PM

let us be the representatives for all ~3.5-3.6 and 169 applicants

- cookiesandpies
  • Wednesday, February 20 2019 at 10:20 PM

Even just reading what you wrote on your profile leads me to believe that you are an interesting person! Congrats!!

- qwerjudice

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