10/30/07: Email from Minnesota telling me app is complete for early notification, even without 2nd LOR.
11/09/07: Accepted to UMN! Voicemail from Julie Tigges, Director of Admissions.
11/16/07: Found out my Dean's certifications for Stanford and BU will be sent next week. Ugh.
11/25/07: Didn't check my campus mail the day before Thanksgiving, came back to find the Georgetown letter (postmarked 11/19) with handwritten note. No money, but it doesn't look like scholarships have been offered yet.
11/26/07: Dean's certifications sent (Stanford via FedEx, BU regular mail)
11/28/07: Northwestern interview. Very easygoing, interviewer didn't care about my lack of work experience, though made it clear that the dean of the law school prefers it. I'm very busy - will probably submit the NW application this weekend.
11/29/07: Did NOT hear from Berkeley... looks like most other people who went complete on 11/28 with my numbers got in today. Hope that's not a bad sign.
12/05/07: Complete at Stanford. Posting because it's the first of HYS. Only two people who went complete at this time last year got decisions by the end of the month, and both were URMs.
Still waiting for PT from Duke, glad my SSN wasn't stolen.
12/06/07: Emailed Duke after the hacker fiasco, turns out I went complete already and I should expect a decision by tomorrow.
Complete at Harvard! No Toby Stock email or call though.
"Got yo app" email from Yale.
12/07/07: In at Duke! Email very conveniently had "You're In!" in the first line, so it popped up on my Thunderbird notification. Received at exactly 12:00 PM.
12:58 PM - Email from Dean Tom at Berkeley!
Big envelope from NYU!!! Acceptance letter dated 12/03, envelope postmarked 12/06.
12/11/07: Complete at Yale. Let the games begin.
12/17/07: Acceptance packages from Berkeley and Duke arrive as close together as their emails.
12/19/07: I feel complete.
4:55 PM: When I saw that 215-area code number on my phone, I thought:
a)Uncle? b) LSAC? c) Penn?
The answer was c.
12/27/07: Able to log in to admitted students website at GW. Called 12/28 to confirm.
1/2/08: Email from GW. Package arrived 1/7.
1/8/08: Went to decision on UVA status checker. Acceptance letter delivered to "current" address later in the week, with dean's scholarship offer: typically no less than half tuition.
1/9/08: Phone call from Cardozo: Paulsen scholarship - full tuition and $10,000 stipend.
1/11/08: Very nice letter and brochure from Cardozo in a translucent plastic envelope.
1/15/08: Michigan status checker changed to "decision." Huge envelope arrived 1/18 with nice handwritten note from Dean Z and actually useful housing materials.
1/20/08: Withdrew from Minnesota. It was tough; they were really nice. Confirmed by email and the new UMN status checker 1/22. Offered to let me "reconsider [my] decision."
1/23/08: Columbia! Green envelope and folder. Sparse materials but promise of more on the way. No scholarship offer, but I'm thrilled!
Later in the day: Darrow app invite from Dean Z at Michigan.
1/24/08: Invitation to apply for James Wilson scholarship at Penn ($20,000/year).
2/1/08: In at Fordham (finally) via email. I'm actually a bit surprised, but glad I get to check it off.
2/3/08: A 203 area-code call at 4:45PM! In at Yale, contrary to my expectations. I guess those two extra weeks of PS editing paid off.
2/5/08: Withdrew from Cardozo (first time I ever walked away from $150,000!) and BU (application still pending, no Dean's scholarship for me).
Call from Yale to set up a "buddy" with similar interests.
2/7/08: Call from Chicago at 3:40 PM. CCN sweep complete! Not as exciting as Sunday, but nice to have the option.
2/8/08: Almost the week from paradise. Deferral email from Harvard.
2/12/08: Withdrew from Fordham.
2/13/08: A good day.
1:24 PM - Full Darrow! Had a nice chat with Dean Zearfoss.
2:50 PM - A 617 area-code call... from BU. Apparently they didn't get my withdrawal email or just let me in anyway. Letter arrived on Valentine's Day; red-and-white color scheme was appropriate.
2/25/08: Email from Penn offering Wilson Scholarship ($20,000/year). Replied with other offers.
2/26/08: Phone interview with Renee Post, Associate Dean of Admissions at Penn. Will be considered for Levy Scholars Program (full tuition first year, 2/3 second and third).
Presidential Scholarship: $20,000/year plus one year of housing.
Withdrew from Northwestern. Seems like they sent out decisions on 2/28 - maybe my acceptance was sitting in their pile. Don't regret my withdrawal, however.
2/29/08: Offered Levy scholarship at Penn via e-mail.
Dean's Scholarship at BU (postmarked 2/26), even after withdrawing a second time. Called the office and confirmed that my application was withdrawn, but scholarship offer was sent the same day.
3/10/08: Withdrew from Chicago and Duke.
3/15/08: Received $50,000 scholarship offer from Chicago. Maybe I should have waited before withdrawing, but I'm not going to rescind.
3/18/08: Withdrew from GULC and (gasp) Berkeley.
3/26/08: Scholarship award letter from UVA.
3/27/08: Declined Levy and withdrew from Penn over the phone (during scheduled call). Was not easy to do, but felt it was the right thing at this point.
4/14/08: Withdrew from UVA.
4/15/08: Withdrew from Columbia, which was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle
4/22/08: Awarded NYU IP Scholarship ($10K first two years, $5K third year). Declined and withdrew immediately.
4/24/08: Withdrew from Michigan
4/25/08: Harvard waitlist email - declined. Called Stanford - waitlist offer sent out a few days ago.
Sent deposit to Yale! CYCLE OVER!
Yeah...Wednesday November 21st 2007 9:38pm
...Really, lol. Least you're not complete yet :P. oh well, chin up!
next wave!Saturday November 24th 2007 4:52pm
yeah... i noticed that all those who got TS1/2 have almost perfect numbers, and we're just a tiny bit below that. so hopefully we should be getting the next wave of calls/acceptances. good luck!
Congrats!Sunday November 25th 2007 10:16pm
good luckWednesday November 28th 2007 3:06pm
Lets keep our fingers crossed on getting a HLS phone call in the near future!
CongratsThursday November 29th 2007 11:54pm
on your acceptances so far! We have similar-ish numbers, but I'm really impressed by your engineering GPA - great job! Best of luck with the rest of your apps.
EngineerWednesday December 5th 2007 11:41pm
Good luck my fellow engineer! Which type of engineering??
Thanks!Wednesday December 5th 2007 11:48pm
I just tried to keep my options open. And, hey, if they want to fly me out to CA to visit, I have no problem with that...Best of luck - please keep me updated!
dukeThursday December 6th 2007 12:05pm
i just found out i went complete 11/30 as well. we have really similar numbers, so hopefully we both are in tomorrow! good luck!
dukeFriday December 7th 2007 12:11pm
we got the email at the same time!!! congrats!
Congrats!Friday December 7th 2007 12:26pm
Congrats!Friday December 7th 2007 4:36pm
WOW!Friday December 7th 2007 11:19pm
big day today for you!!! must be exhausting.
got my toby stock e-mail today. i would expect yours to come along soon, too.
Congrats!Monday December 10th 2007 5:49pm
Nice going.Friday December 14th 2007 5:04pm
Thanks for the kind words. I think Stanford/Berkeley are just fine, but not my cup of tea. Good luck to you.
Thanks!Tuesday December 18th 2007 3:40am
Good luck the rest of the cycle! Happy holidays...and hopefully we'll get a nice gift for new year's, lol
pennWednesday December 19th 2007 5:35pm
congrats! i think you'll get the harvard e-mail soon though, and hope you decide to be my classmate!
well...Wednesday December 19th 2007 7:43pm
definitely not SURE i don't want to be in new york. since i'm from NYC i feel like i should get out, but at the same time, with $$ and if my boyfriend gets a job in NYC, i would have to seriously consider it.
lsat addendumMonday December 31st 2007 12:38pm
hey, we have similar-ish numbers (including similar-ish multiple lsat scores). did you submit an addendum? good luck on the rest of your cycle. seems you don't really need it.
CardozoThursday January 10th 2008 11:34am
Congrats on all your acceptances so far!
I think we got the same offer from Cardozo and interpreted it differently. Did the admissions dean at Cardozo say that the 10K stipend was renewable for each year? All she told me was "full tuition plus a 10K stipend" and I didn't ask for clarification.
Are you planning to go to any Admitted Students events?
WebpageThursday January 10th 2008 9:45pm
Thanks, I saw that scholarship description after posting before. Cardozo just became $20,000 more appealing! I don't know when the ASW(s) will be, but I'm not far out of Manhattan, so I'm pretty sure I'll make it. I think visiting info is supposed to come in our letters.
If you're coming straight out of undergrad, you're probably well-placed for one of those big NW delayed scholarships as well. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!
Congrats!Friday January 11th 2008 12:57pm
Congrats!Friday January 18th 2008 5:48pm
Congrats!Wednesday January 23rd 2008 2:11pm
Congrats on Columbia!
CongratsWednesday January 23rd 2008 4:12pm
on being the first LSN member into columbia!
Thanks!Wednesday January 23rd 2008 9:19pm
And congrats on Columbia!
Congrats!Thursday January 24th 2008 1:37am
HahaThursday January 24th 2008 2:39am
I wrote that before you had the other stuff up! Anyways, congrats on all of the acceptances and good luck on the rest! :)
YaleSunday February 3rd 2008 7:29pm
Mucho congrats on Yale!! On Super Bowl Sunday, nonetheless. You should feel very special. Tough decision to make now I suppose--an enviable position you are in though. Again, congratulations!
YaleSunday February 3rd 2008 8:23pm
Congrats!Sunday February 3rd 2008 8:32pm
Congrats! Please WithdrawSunday February 3rd 2008 8:58pm
Congratulations on the big Y! And on Super Bowl Sunday to boot! Since you have gotten Y, perhaps you would consider withdrawing from Berkeley?
Congrats!Monday February 4th 2008 12:02am
On Yale! That's super exciting.
Congrats!!Monday February 4th 2008 1:27am
Congrats on all your acceptances!!! I am a senior applying in the 2008-2009 cycle and was wondering if you could help me draft the Yale 250 essay. Please let me know what you think! Thank you
awesomeTuesday February 5th 2008 1:52pm
thanks for keeping such an updated "blog" ...
CONGRATS on all aceptances man :)
Congrats!Thursday February 7th 2008 7:12pm
And congrats to you as well!Thursday February 7th 2008 10:54pm
On your acceptance to Chicago today!
Hopefully we'll both hear back from Stanford soon, and you'll be right about Columbia getting back to me!