12/4/16 - Completed application sent for Syracuse Law
12/8/17 - Completed applications sent for Rutgers, Drexel, Penn State, & UB
12/9/17 - Accepted via status checker for Syracuse
12/15/17 - Acceptance package received in mail for Syracuse. Tee shirt & $35,000/yr scholarship. 2.8 gpa to maintain.
12/16/17 - Accepted via email to Penn State. $36,000/yr scholarship. "Good Academic Standing" to maintain.
12/21/17 - Accepted via email to Rutgers. $14,000/yr scholarship. "Good Academic Standing" to maintain.
1/3/17 - Accepted via email to UB. $7,500/yr scholarship. "Good Academic Standing" to maintain.
1/6/17 - Invited to UB Scholars reception on 3/30/17. (I'm skipping this one.)
1/18/17 - Accepted via email to Drexel. Full Tuition $43,500/yr scholarship. "Good Academic Standing" to maintain. Invited to "Rising Advocate Scholar" reception at the Kline & Specter law firm.
(At some point in January or February, I got a package from Penn State with both a ceramic and a travel coffee mug.)
(Also, I received SEVERAL phone calls from Penn State throughout January and February and I believe 2 calls from UB.)
2/16/17 - Rising Advocate Scholars reception for Drexel. A fun & swanky event. Attending this added a $1,300 bookstore credit to my scholarship should I choose to attend.
3/6/17 - Penn State Scholarship increased to $43,200/yr. "Good Academic Standing" to maintain. This was an automatic review/increase.
3/9/17 - Wine and cheese reception the night preceding admitted student day at Syracuse. Mostly students and admissions staff.
3/10/17 - Admitted Student Day at Syracuse. Breakfast, Mock Class, Lunch with professors from our area of interest, guest speakers, student-run panel, dessert, appointments with financial aid office. Very informative, lots of good food!
3/13/17 - I sent an appeal for a scholarship increase to Syracuse.
3/15/17 - Scholarship appeal acknowledged via email.
3/15/17 - (2 Hours Later) Scholarship increased by $2,500/year.
3/20/17 - Received a hand written and hand addressed, clearly personal letter from the Dean at Drexel that rehashed what we discussed last month at the reception and encouraging me to enroll. Very nice!
3/31 - Paid seat deposit for Syracuse!
4/1 - Withdrew from the other four schools. GAAAH!! IT'S REAL NOW!!!