05/22/09- Sometime earlier this month I was admitted off Vanderbilt's and Notre Dame's waitlists with scholarships. I've decided to go to Vandy unless Cornell comes through with money, however since that is very unlkely I'm going to go ahead and put up my little "A" for Vandy.
4/27/09- Rejected from Northwestern and being held earlier. I don't think I would've passed up Emory to go there anyway, mostly because living in a big city would be tough with my dogs. As of right now I'm going to Emory, although I would reconsider if I got into Cornell, Vandy or ND. Even if I was admitted to one of those 3 it would still take some $$$ to sway me away, which I believe is improbable coming from a WL candidate, so realistically I'll be in Atlanta this fall!
4/3/08- Got 9k/year need grant from GW Law and just received word of 20k/year at Villanova. I had it narrowed down to those two schools and Emory with Emory being a huge favorite. GW Law and Villanova both mentioned that more aid may be available later but couldn't be determined until after seat deposits. I don't feel like spending hundreds of dollars to find out I *might* qualifiy for more money. I skipped GW Law's ASD today after I realized that I wouldn't be going, plus with three dogs DC would be a hassle anyway.
3/28/09- Strange WL from W&M, although I was expecting it since it's been so long since I applied. No big deal though. Withdrawing from most schools, I'm pretty set on Emory unless I get off a waitlist.
3/12/09- Scholly at WUSTL via email
3/2/09- Dinged at Chicago via USPS. No big shock here.
2/25/09- In at GWU via email. Very pleasantly surprised I heard back so fast. Mentioned that merit aid would be distributed within the next couple weeks.
2/20/09- 78k total from Emory via USPS
2/19/09- Villanova via email (for ASW invite) and USPS, damn it took long enough! I'm still really considering Villanova as I'm from the Philly region and would like to come back here.
2/17/09- Dinged @ Dook
2/13/09- A couple days ago a got a ding at UVa via email but couldn't post due to "problem with sessions". $$ from W&L, they are one of my top choices and if I can get some need $$ there is a really good chance I'll go there.
2/6/09- WL at UIUC via e-mail. I would never have gone there anyway considering my other acceptances, but it still stings and continues to make me nervous about my application. I elected to stay on the waitlist because I'm a total masochist.
1/31/09- WL from Vandy even after interviewing. Pretty big blow, not many people are WL'd there with my numbers and it was one of my top choices including if I got into T14 schools- has to be because of my multiple (3) LSATs or something else with my application. Ugh, I'll still write a LOCI and stay on.
1/29/09- Got an offer for 20k a year from Wake. However, it also included an invite for a "scholars weekend", which I would have to attend if I wanted to be considered for a $$$$ scholly. Also mentioned that after several students are selected for free summer abroad programs in Venice/Vienna. The whole program sounds awesome, I've never visited Europe and have always wanted to. Wake Forest is a dream school of mine and I would have accepted this offer quickly if a Wake degree was portable to where I want to wind up working. Very generous and beautiful school. Also withdrawing from UConn for the same reasons, don't want to worry about finding a job back home after school. Judging by past years on LSN I may have been offered more money from UConn and Wake shortly, so anyone using my information to gauge their chances: be aware that I withdrew before such offers.
1/26/09- In at Emory via snail mail in a big, yellow envelope. I just noticed this has come exactly 1 month since applying, I wish other schools had such a quick turn around!
1/24/09-Rejected at GULC via USPS. Thought I would at least get PT.
1/23/09- WL'd at BU. I'm beginning to thinking my multiple (3) LSATs is weighing heavily on my admission decisions.
1/13/09- Deferred at Northwestern via email
1/12/09- Rejected at MIchigan via USPS
12/22/08- W&L via USPS, Cornell deferred to RD
12/20/08- In at Wake Forest via USPS
12/19/08- Rejected at Penn via USPS
12/18/08- In at George Mason via phone call
12/15/08- WL at Notre Dame via USPS
12/12/08- In at WUSTL via email
11/28/08- In at UConn via USPS
11/13/08- Finally finished up sending apps with GULC, Duke and Chicago out of the way. Decided not to apply to Harvard or NY schools.
10/25/08- Slightly disappointing LSAT, but I am largely satisfied. I'm in a much better position now than I would be if I had enrolled last cycle. Taking a year off was worth it (well, I guess we'll ultimately see at the end of the cycle) Decided to apply ED to Penn
10/21/08- I've sent out about 7 apps so far. Northwestern interview tomorrow, Oct LSAT results should be in by the end of the week
9/18/08 - Retaking test it Oct