PaulSimon (2013-2014)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Pennsylvania graph Accepted W $36,000 11/05/07 11/07/07 11/28/07 01/23/08 6 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/19/07 02/11/08 6 years
George Washington University graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/06/07 12/13/07 12/28/07 6 years
Columbia University graph Accepted A $25,000 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/22/07 01/24/08 6 years
Harvard University graph Waitlisted 11/05/07 11/06/07 12/05/07 02/08/08 6 years
Northwestern University F graph Accepted W $90,000 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/16/07 01/25/08 6 years
Stanford University graph Rejected 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/20/07 -- 6 years
New York University graph Waitlisted W 11/05/07 11/07/07 11/21/07 -- 6 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/07/07 -- 11/28/07 6 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W 01/09/08 01/10/08 02/06/08 02/29/08 6 years
Yale University graph Rejected 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/15/07 02/08/08 6 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

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Whitey
Female
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Extra Curricular Information

Now that the cycle is basically over, I'm putting up my real numbers.

In addition to my BA, I also have a Master's in Criminology from UPenn. My grad school GPA is just below a 4.0.

Worked full time the year I applied doing education research and program analysis.

For reference:

*Sent* is the day I submitted the app through LSDAS
*Received* is the day the LSDAS said that a paper copy of my app was printed for the school
*Complete* is the day I was informed the school had all of the pieces of my application

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

9/30/08: I LOVE IT. I love law school, I love NYC, and I especially love Columbia. My professors are incredible and I feel intellectually and emotionally satisfied pretty much every day. This was the right choice.

For those applying this year, feel free to email/PM me if you have any questions...

4/30/08: That's it. Columbia. I am REALLY excited to be living in NYC. If you live in the D.C. area, give me your email address if you're interested in going to a few summer happy hours!

Deciding between Penn and Columbia was the second most difficult decision I've ever had to make (the first one was deciding whether to go to law school two years ago or whether to reapply). I loved Penn, adored Philly, and Dean Post was spectacular. Ultimately, it came down to my desire to live in NYC, the negligible difference in cost between the two, and the fact that I truly felt I'd be happy at either school.

The best two pieces of advice I got in making this decision, which really does come down to a gut one, were:

* After you decide, take a day to just live with that decision before sending in the deposit. If you feel sad or regretful, then go to the other school.
* Flip a coin and call it in the air. If after the coin comes down, you want to flip it again, there's your decision.

While I didn't flip a coin, I did let the Columbia decision percolate for a day, and I'm sure it's the right one.

4/29/08: Gaaaah...must...make...decision...

Almost put down a deposit deadline today, but, at my mother's suggestion, I decided to sleep on the decision for one more night.

At least I've joined the illustrious group of people who have been #1 on LSN...

4/25: Waitlisted at HLS. Pretty excited, actually. I suspect this is a terminal waitlist (i.e., I'm not getting offa that thing), but it's still a nice ego-booster. There's a possibility I'd go there over CLS (although the idea of changing plans abruptly in the middle of the summer makes me a bit sick), so I'm going to send them some additional materials in the next few weeks.

4/23: It KILLS me to say goodbye to Northwestern. Their admissions staff are among the nicest, most patient, down-to-earth people I have interacted with this cycle. I cannot say enough good things about that school. I wish I could have triple-enrolled (Penn, NU, CLS).

And then there were two...

4/4/08:
Sorry for the long time without an update!

Financial aid stuff is starting to come in...started with a VERY generous 90k (over three years) from NU. Penn didn't give me anything initially, but after hearing back from NU I asked them to reconsider since I just can't justify such a gigantic difference in cost. I was really excited to hear back from them about my improved offer.

Still waiting to hear back from CLS on $$ stuff.

So far, I've visited Penn and Columbia and I loved them both. Was really impressed with the criminal law program at Penn as well as the variety of student projects. Adored the CLS housing, and was surprised to see so many relaxed, happy students (on top of all the great academic stuff that we all already know).

Still trying to figure out whether it's feasible to visit Northwestern. I was very disappointed not to receive any aid at all from GULC and GW, so I will be withdrawing. Pretty sure I'd take my current options over those two, even with $$.

It's going to be a tough decision...

3/25/08: Have I told you lately how much I love Northwestern, Penn, and Columbia? Because I do. A lot.

I suspect I've narrowed it down to these three, but despite my sympathy for those waiting on GW and GULC, am not quite ready to withdraw from anywhere yet. Part of me still hopes that maybe my financial aid offers from these schools got lost in the mail...

3/24/08: Got my financial aid award from Penn - $0! "But you can take out loans..." In the wake of 90K from Northwestern, this was very disappointing. I'm going to the Penn ASW this weekend, and I might let them know about Northwestern's offer afterwards.

2/29/08: WL at UMich. i liked this part: "Receiving this email means that you are someone whom we would be glad to have in our entering class, but to whom we cannot extend an offer at this time because of the risk that our class will be overenrolled." i thought it was a nice email. however, i doubt I would go there over UPenn and CLS. I threw in an application in the middle of my January panic before I'd heard from either of those schools. so no biggie.

2/26/08: Happy birthday to me!!! It's been a good year :)

2/19/08: I talked to my mom on the phone today after spending a few days out of town, and one of the first things she said to me was, "Your LSN is up to 32,000 views!"
---> 2/27: Mom: "Don't quote me in your LSN profile."

2/11/08: Call from the 'rents - Boalt rejection was sent to my permanent address. The chances that I will have to decide whether to move to California are now about 9%, according to Chiashu. (for those curious - I gave Boalt my standard PS, not an extended four-pager)

2/8/08: Yep. The winning streak ends today.

2/8/08: I fully expect that a rejection from Yale is sitting in my mailbox as I type.

2/8/08: Email from Harvard - it's been a few months and they haven't come to a decision yet, but they'll let me know eventually. It really didn't SOUND like a deferral...it sounded more like a just-keeping-you-posted thing...but I guess a deferral is what it effectively amounts to; and in any case, that's what everyone else is calling it, so I will mark it down as such for simplicity's sake. It's completely expected and I feel fine about it. It reminds me of that line from Knocked Up: "She's entertaining the idea of liking you." Except she=Harvard. Take your time.

1/31/08: Well, it's the end of January and I'm feeling pretty great. I'm still hoping to hear some good news from my remaining schools, but at least the waiting is much less agonizing. Financial aid/grants are going to be a BIG consideration for me, so I guess those options will start arrive in the next few months...

Hear that, Adcomms trolling my page? I can be bought! :o)

1/26/08: What? I think there's been some kind of LSN miscount...my view count went up by almost TWO THOUSAND overnight? As much as I would like to believe I am that popular...

1/25/08: IN AT NORTHWESTERN!!!! This is HUGE for me...I've been pining for them since November!! I wasn't expecting anything from them until after 6pm (not today, but any day) because that seems to be when they update things...but sure enough I got this really, really beautiful email from an adcomm saying that my status checker would change at 6pm and that I'd been accepted. I could not believe it. She wrote a whole paragraph about how much she loved my PS, which eases absolutely every single fear and insecurity that I had about it. I am so grateful right now....

...Three acceptances in three days?! WTF!!

1/24/08: Got home from the GULC ASW only to find a nice big CLS acceptance in my mailbox!!! Dated 1/23...I live within a few hours of NYC. Wow, what a way to end a no-news streak!!!!!

1/23/07: OMG I'M IN AT UPENN!!!!! Phone call from the dean today around 3pm. I'm beyond thrilled...It had been a while since I'd heard from anybody, and it seemed like everybody else was hearing SOME news from Penn. They are definitely one of my top choices. Ahhh!!!!! I am SO GLAD I retook the LSAT and reapplied!!!!!!

1/22/07: I had a dream that I got a really weird letter from Harvard that seemed like a rejection, but just had a lot of quotes from HLS students on it. Today, I get an email about a status checker. Coincidence or ESP? Is it too late to send out an addendum?

1/20/08:
Dear adcomms trolling my page,
I haven't heard from any of you for almost a month! Where have you all been? I'm waiting patiently...although maybe you should know that I will have VERY fond feelings for the next school that gives me good news....if there IS a next school to give me good news....

1/15/08: Submitted my last dual-degree app today!!! DONE!!

1/15/08: Email from Michigan today that they received my application. I assume this means that they got my letter with the fee waiver and certification statement, since they just requested my LSDAS report today. Time from mailbox to processed in their office was six days (four workdays). Not bad!

1/14/08: I had a nightmare over the weekend that I was deferred at NU. Whhhhhy didn't I write the Why NU essay???

1/8/08: Decided to apply to UMich after all. The only reason I hadn't was because I wasn't sure about Ann Arbor, but I keep hearing great things so I figure I'll give it a shot. I emailed the office of admissions with my background and interest in UMich and received a merit-based fee waiver.

1/8/08: Yesterday's NU holds have made me VERY nervous.

1/4/08: Doing okay, psychologically speaking. Between this, my job, and relationship issues, waiting on law schools is actually the least stressful aspect of my life right now. RED FLAG RED FLAG RED FLAG. I think I'll start to get antsy after next Friday if I still haven't heard from NU (week #8). I'm hoping to kick out the last of my grad (dual degree) apps this weekend.

12/28/07: Ohh, also, today marks week #6 of waiting for a decision at NU. My status checker says I'll probably hear within 6-8 weeks. The countdown begins...

12/28/07: In at GW today via email (8:33am)!!!!! YAYYYYY!!! Finally, my lloooooonnnng no-news streak has come to a temporary end. I love GW, and if it comes down to the two DC schools, it will be a close race between them and GULC.

Incidentally, GW was one of the schools I was admitted to in my first cycle (05-06). I ended up withdrawing with a letter explaining my reasons for not attending law school (see the first entry in my "additional info" section). Apparently, they did not hold this against me this cycle (thank goodness)!

12/19/07: I wonder what the chances are that I made some kind of horrific mistake on all of my applications? Perhaps my DS was monumentally offensive to all involved?

Le sigh. The waiting continues.

12/17/07: I'm dyyyyyyyiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnngggggggg...

12/14/07: JUST got the "complete" postcard from GW last night. I'm so hard-up for ANY new news or information from these schools that I feel the need to post about this. In any case, I love GW...hoping they won't actually hold it against me that I didn't go there two years ago.

12/13/07: Well, NYU did start letting people know on Friday (not including those alumni kids...). I'm moving my prediction for Penn back until next week (12/21). Same for NW.

12/3/07: Prediction: NYU, CLS, and UPenn are going to start letting people know this Friday. If only...
**twiddles thumbs**

11/28/07: First acceptance - Georgetown! I never got an email from them about going complete or them receiving my application - just an acceptance out of nowhere. They rejected me twice before - once when I applied for undergrad, and then two years ago when I applied for law school - so I guess third time was a charm.
PS: I live within a few hours of D.C.. Letter was dated 11/26, postmarked 11/27.

11/20/07: Accepted to Florida Coastal without an application, purely on the basis of numbers. I was also offered a three-year scholarship. Very generous, but I will not be attending.

"We Got Yo App" Emails:
11/16/07 - NW
11/14/07 - Stanford
11/13/07 - NYU
11/10/07 - YLS
11/06/07 - HLS
11/06/07 - UPenn

11/13/07
Interview with NW alumni. Very pleasant.

11/05/07
So, I finally got around to submitting all of my applications. This is about a month and a half later than I hoped to get everything in, but we'll just have to see how things go from here. I would be thrilled to go to any of these schools.

Good luck to everyone this cycle!

PS: Now that I'm out in the real world, I'm ready to get back to school! Will probably matriculate in Fall 2008, not 2009.

12/21/06
Just got my new LSAT!!! Feel MUCH better about this than last year's test. Now I just gotta rock my grad school GPA and get my applications in SUPER early next cycle.

For those who didn't do well or are thinking about retaking - these things work out. I thought my world ended last year (I realized at the time I was being melodramatic), but whatever path you end up taking, it will turn out just fine.

12/07/06:
I'm taking even MORE time than I thought I would - I'm going to apply to law school in 2007, but hopefully I'll defer for a year after getting in, and eventually go in 2009. I'm hoping to work in the "real world" next year, and then do some independent research on a project of personal interest in 2008.

I got nervous about my Sept. 06 score, cancelled, and retook in December. I'm waiting on that score now.

05/2006:
I was not sure about any of the three choices I had this time around, so I decided to withdraw from all of them and try again in 2007!

In the meantime, I am getting an M.S. in Criminology from UPenn. It's a one-year program. After I finish, I will work for a year while I reapply to law school. I'll be going in 2008.

I wrote really nice withdrawal letters explaining all of this and mailed them 4/13/06. Both GW and Cornell told me they wouldn't hold it against me if I withdrew/reapplied, and they both suggested writing a letter. GW told me that I would be an entirely different (more qualified) candidate with a master's degree--for those thinking about taking this route.

My LSAT score definitely screwed me, so I'm retaking it in October 2006. Wish me luck! I'm taking a prep course over the summer, so if anyone has any recommendations, let me know!

Some people have told me that it's a bad idea to take time off and reapply, which I can understand. I may very well end up at Cornell or GW (if they let me back in), but I will be much happier with that choice after going through all this again.

Visitor Comments

  • congrats
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 05:19 AM

on cornell and gw:) also, when did you go complete at penn and chicago, and when did you receive their decisions?

- j1234
  • Question
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 04:24 AM

You put an "A" for "Attending" next to those three schools. Did you mean to put a "W" for "Withdrawn?"

- zbttoken
  • zbttoken
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 04:25 AM

oh my god, that was so fast! i literally just made the mistake, realized my mistake, and changed it when i read your comment :) I did mean W.

- paulsimon
  • Take Powerscore
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 04:56 AM

they're really good. They certainly helped me.

- Pyth
  • Fast
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 05:52 AM

As a representative to fat people everywhere, fast is a term I don't often hear. I guess I'm just good like that. Good luck.

- zbttoken
  • I applaud you
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 07:38 AM

I think its great that you decided to follow your gut and reapply!

- HLC
  • thanks
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 08:15 AM

for your advice and good wishes, zb, pyth, and HLC. :o)

- Paul Simon
  • thanks
  • Friday, April 14 2006 at 10:48 AM

for your advice and good wishes, zb, pyth, and HLC. :o)

- Paul Simon
  • LSAT PREP
  • Sunday, April 16 2006 at 02:17 AM

hey, email me for lsat prep advice/recommendations

- jim
  • deferal
  • Friday, June 02 2006 at 06:51 AM

hi! i'm in a similar situation. did you think about deferring and applying to other schools? did you see the deferral agreements of any of the schools you got into? do you know if they are binding? let me know - i'm trying to decide between deferring and withdrawing.....and need to do so FAST. thanks so much.

- hopefulcb
  • hey hopeful
  • Thursday, June 29 2006 at 06:50 PM

i did think about deferring at cornell and reapplying elsewhere, but that just didn't seem very honest to me. and i felt that my financial options might be better with a higher test score, as well. now that it's been a few months since I decided to put off law school, I still feel really good about the decision--I'm actually excited to explore the world a bit before I commit myself to a career in law. i'm even thinking about defering the year I get in, so I go in 2009. Not sure about that yet, though. i'm not sure about the binding nature of other schools' deferral agreements, but I guess the decision whether to defer, attend, or withdraw is totally yours. good luck with everything!

- paulsimon
  • upenn
  • Sunday, December 31 2006 at 02:18 PM

to answer your question, i didn't write the why upenn essay. I'm assuming that they didn't like that!

- penelopi3
  • masters unite
  • Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 11:06 AM

a different kind of applicant, indeed! we have pretty similar numbers (including grad), so i'll be very interested in how things turn out for you. good luck!

- hipcathobbes
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 04:02 PM

I wish I had gotten myself together enough to score higher than a 170. Good luck on this cycle:)

- rossum
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, November 15 2007 at 03:48 AM

Good luck this cycle! We have very similar numbers and profiles. What is WGYA at NYU?

- funkyduck
  • UC Berkeley?
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 06:51 AM

How did Berkeley tell you your app was complete?

- chaos123
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 06:18 AM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • gtown
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 06:58 AM

congrats on GULC! just curious, where do you live? j/w about how long it took to arrive at your door. congrats again

- poochkers
  • Penn
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 08:50 AM

Yep, I applied to GULC too. I did Penn ED though, it is my first choice. I'm a bit below the LSAT median so I'm just hoping that ED helps me up a bit...we'll see. They usually get ED decisions out around December 20th. My fingers are perpetually crossed!

- poochkers
  • Congrats
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 11:59 AM

Thanks for the encouragement with the Northwestern app on LSD. Good luck with yours, as well! I'm confident that you'll have a *very* impressive cycle.

- mgfgin08
  • thanks for the congrats!!
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 09:00 PM

and good luck - not that you'll be needing any. it looks like you're going to completely rock this cycle!! :)

- moosedrop
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 10:02 AM

It was on TLS not LSD. Just basically one guy who was very angry I'd congratulated him and bitched about me in multiple threads. Not really sure what it was about, I didn't really care. You've always seemed like a nice person and I didn't mind you being curious about me. Good luck on all your apps! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Hang in there!
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 05:45 AM

Don't let the wait get to you. You have many more acceptances coming your way!

- aporia
  • Thanks for the congrats!
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 12:07 PM

Congrats on Gtown and best of luck with the rest of your cycle! =)

- sydneyb2007
  • ...
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 03:57 PM

*shakes fist* DAMN YOU for not conceding that #19 spot. You just have to have it all, don't you? Congrats on G-Town and GL with your pendings.

- tl2
  • similar stats!
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 04:57 AM

i just realized how similar our profiles are. i am rooting for you and can't wait to hear more good news on your end (especially since that'll be a good sign for me too)!

- hdubs627
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 05:00 AM

I won't be taking it again. I do not think I would do that much better. I believe that with a February exam the time trade-off is way too important to overlook. I'll try to float with my UGPA; maybe it'll hold me up with the admission committees.

- OFFMason
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 06:33 AM

PaulSimon, thank you for being my first comment. I was starting to get lonely.

- offmason
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 06:33 AM

PaulSimon, thank you for being my first comment. I was starting to get lonely.

- offmason
  • Thanks LoveButton
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 02:12 PM

I think Georgetown is going to be a bell-weather for my cycle, so I'm hoping my result is as good as yours. Best of luck with your cycle, too.

- indyguy7484
  • Relax
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 04:31 PM

If you're wondering how your cycle's going to turn out, take a look at my page. We're practically identical, although I retook a 170 instead of a 174. I think that your better soft factors should cancel out my applying earlier. You'll do fine.

- jsto
  • Whoops
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 04:34 PM

Sorry, forgot to do this while logged in. Now you can click on my profile.

- jsto
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 05:03 AM

Congratulations on GW! Best of luck for the rest of your cycle -- you have good numbers.

- Hammerstein
  • Congrats!!
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 05:07 AM

on GW!!! =D

- sydneyb2007
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 05:10 AM

Congratulations on GW! Best of luck for the rest of your cycle -- you have good numbers.

- Hammerstein
  • Congratulations...
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 05:42 AM

on GW and Georgetown! Funny how the decisions were exactly a month apart. I'm sure you'll have to wait a lot less than that for the rest of your acceptances to come rolling in!

- mysterymeat
  • Good luck
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 09:11 PM

Nice job on the second LSAT. I'm sure it'll pay off for you. Here's to hoping we see each other in the halls of Yale, eh? ;]

- JusAbstinendi
  • ...
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 07:07 AM

Congrats on GW! We finally have an acceptance in common! Let's hope for many more.

- tl2
  • GW
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 12:59 PM

Yup, I will definitely be at one of the GW ASWs!! I hope to see you there! Ps: I saw your blog link on LSD - good luck with your race preparations! I had planned to sign up but online registration had already closed by the time I went to sign up! =(

- sydneyb2007
  • GW
  • Sunday, December 30 2007 at 02:00 AM

Congrats on the GW acceptance! I'm in the same boat with the Northwestern decision -- good luck to us both!

- aporia
  • GW...
  • Sunday, December 30 2007 at 06:42 AM

A full ride from GW would definitely pull me away. I heard a rumor that they'll be giving some of those outside of the ED program. Your numbers should definitely put you in the running.

- tl2
  • thanks
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 04:58 PM

Thank you!

- sydneyb2007
  • NU
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 08:26 AM

What is going on with NU? They have let in like 10 people.... I went complete there 6 weeks ago, and had a pretty good interview (i thought) and I have work experience.... and nothing yet. Be sure to let me know when you hear something, I think we are around 2 weeks apart.

- Abbygal0330
  • NU
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 02:42 PM

Booooo so I was sent an update to check my status for Northwestern, and I was told that I have been "placed on hold, and that I can sign this form to say I'm still interested and all the holds will be re-evaluated in May"-- so that sucks... it pisses me off because I didn't even want to apply there, no interest in Chicago, and they contacted me and gave me a fee waver and told me I meet their profile. I interviewed, and the woman loved me, and then I get put on hold?

- abbygal0330
  • good luck with NU!
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 04:48 PM

With your great numbers and with work experience, I hope you're in for an acceptance! Maybe I'll see you at their ASW :)

- anj
  • seriously
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 08:49 AM

you're going to do great this cycle, i don't know what you're worried about. the only thing about your cycle that will suck is the wait.

- moosedrop
  • GULC ASW
  • Saturday, January 12 2008 at 08:59 AM

I'll be there in January...

- anj
  • GULC ASW
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 11:21 AM

I'm going to sit in on a class and would definitely be up for grabbing lunch on that Thursday if someone is organizing...

- anj
  • Good luck
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 04:09 AM

I hope you hear from NW soon. I think we both would love to go there! Maybe you'll hear something this week... I won't be hearing for a while still.

- aile
  • Thanks, but...
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 04:59 PM

I wish my numbers were as good as yours! I do have some really good soft factors (not to brag, but I think they are decent), but I hope they even look past my numbers. Maybe we'll end up together at NW :)

- aile
  • GULC ASW
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 01:31 PM

.. is approaching quickly! Look forward to meeting you then.

- anj
  • Yo
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 08:10 PM

Good luck at Northwestern!

- dadric
  • GULC vs. GW
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 04:01 PM

I was wondering what your thoughts on the two were, since I'm in a similar situation. Plus, GW will probably give both of us a nice bit of money...

- Hammerstein
  • thanks
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 08:45 PM

for the comment. I'm going to apply to HYSB because even though it's unlikely, I don't want to be asking "what if" like you said. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- RichieAprile
  • thanks, LB
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 08:26 AM

...for the good wishes re: Penn. And right back atcha!

- stewie620
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 11:11 AM

On Penn!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 01:37 PM

on Penn!!! I swear, I'm feeling more excited for your cycle than my own (though at this point, that makes a lot of sense).

- aile
  • YOU ROCK
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 02:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!! THAT IS SO WONDERFUL THAT YOU GOT INTO PENN!! I AM ELATED FOR YOU!!!! :D :D

- hdubs627
  • congratulations!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 04:07 PM

I'm thrilled for you about Penn.

- stewie620
  • :D
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 03:01 AM

hiya lovebutton:) congrats on penn!!!!!!!! don't worry about NU, with your degrees & WE, should be no problem. i had a weird dream too, but mine was about CLS. my friend and i both got in, which was amazing considering she didn't apply.

- legalometrics
  • Felicitaciones!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 03:29 PM

Many congrats on Penn! That's uber-exciting. And I'm sure it won't be the last of the good news for you. :)

- thepolynomial
  • Woo!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:30 PM

And my prediction has already come true! Yay, Columbia!

- thepolynomial
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:51 PM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki
  • thanks
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 08:05 PM

Hey, this is what you get when you sell out your parents' drug addictions in some Hallmark movie-of-the-week personal statement. Just kidding, Kind of. But seriously, if Columbia thought enough of your app to admit you among the first RDs to get in, then you are bound to be admitted to more schools, and pretty soon I predict.

- saasen
  • OMG
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 04:12 AM

CLS!!! Congratulations. That is fabulous news. I'm guessing you aren't as desperate for news from NU now!

- aile
  • CLS and Penn
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 04:20 AM

So much for your no news streak! Congrats on your great acceptances this cycle.

- indyguy7484
  • Hooray!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 04:41 AM

What a phenomenal couple of days you've had. Congratulations!

- mysterymeat
  • ...
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 05:00 AM

CONGRATS ON CLS & PENN! I've been feeling really down about my cycle, but it warms my heart to see my favorite LSD members get into their dream schools. Congrats again. ; )

- tl2
  • CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 05:25 AM

CLS rules! As does Penn. I wish I could convince you and the AdComms to give me your spot on the one of the two you won't attend. :) Fantastic cycle!!!

- virusny
  • Haha
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 11:15 AM

I'm the T in GLBT, so I like to lay low. Congrats on your acceptances!

- rossum
  • Crazy excited!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 11:45 AM

Although probably not quite as worked up as you. I can't imagine what three acceptance back-to-back might do to me.

- indyguy7484
  • Crazy excited!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 11:46 AM

Although probably not quite as worked up as you. I can't imagine what three acceptance back-to-back might do to me.

- indyguy7484
  • Dang!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 01:14 PM

You're on FIRE! :) Enjoy your weekend basking in the Northwestern (and Penn and Columbia) acceptance afterglow.

- mysterymeat
  • WOW! Congrat!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 02:35 PM

Congrats on BOTH CLS AND NWU! WOW!!! It was great meeting you -- you have so much choice ahead of you. I'm pretty sure you'll get NYU, and am confident you have an excellent shot at Boalt and Stanford, too. Fantastic stuff. Lastly, I don't know about you, but...erm...I'm confused at the moment. I'm hoping GW comes to save the day with money...because the debt might be too heavy.

- Hammerstein
  • sweet relief!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 06:09 PM

yeah, it was such a relief to finally get an acceptance! Made my week. And congrats on Columbia & Northwestern - - two nice acceptances in two days? Daamn.

- siskiyou
  • apps
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:23 AM

Yeah, that's why I posted that thread over on LSD. I don't think I did any optional essays or anything, so I think I'm going to crank some out and get them sent out to the rest of my schools. Looks like your dry spell has ended pretty nicely though..

- Bathingjesus
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:25 AM

Northwestern! Hell yeah! Nice work, not that there was ever doubt.

- dadric
  • Northwestern's Great and All
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:29 AM

but you really should take the CLS offer. that's just my completely unbiased opinion.

- troublemaker
  • fudging numbers still?
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 09:44 AM

oh, and i doubt your view count is a fluke... three big acceptances in three days will do that to ya.

- bradpennyheater
  • Thanks and Congrats
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 10:15 AM

Looks like you're on quite a streak at the moment. Congratulations on Columbia, Penn, and NW!

- sonofcicero
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:31 PM

Thanks for hte congrats. Sorry for not responding in a while. It takes an effort because LSN doesnt save my login info and it's so slow. Who knows, maybe I'll see you at the next ASW;) Let's hope I make it into NYU! I'll be the one wearing the prettiest dress:D! And congrats on your acceptances. I know you were waiting for a while, and seemed upset, but with patience comes rewards of the greatest value:)

- rossum
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 07:57 PM

And congratulations on your acceptances too!

- gunnerdore
  • title
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 06:26 AM

WOOHOO! right back! you're dominating this cycle, keep it up!

- antaresvi
  • thanks
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 10:30 AM

for the encouragement....i wouldn't have applied if I thought it was garbage...but I've heard they tend to not place well outside of the Tampa area, which isn't where I want to practice.

- etmerian
  • :)
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:38 AM

thanks for your kind note on my wall. yeah, it's sad i know, but it's better than being depressed by myself!!!

- hdubs627
  • Hi...
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:03 PM

What Michigan certification are you talking about sending them?

- Confused
  • Hi...
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:11 PM

What Michigan certification are you talking about sending them?

- Confused
  • meh
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 05:05 PM

I'm surprised by how the Yale rejection stings. Certainly, I expected it, but it's still not as easy to brush off as I thought it would be. How about you? Leaning toward any schools in particular right now?

- wallacestevens
  • Mich
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 09:11 AM

Hey, Thanks for the encouragement! It was really nice to see after having posted the bad news from UMich. I am definitely reapplying and hope to be as successful my second cycle as you were with yours! :)

- MHLM
  • NYU
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 10:15 AM

Still waiting...I read on their website that the still average multiple scores. That could be it. What's your take on NYU vs. Columbia?

- spencerd
  • hey
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 02:45 PM

sorry that your hot streak cooled a bit, good luck on your remaining apps and I hope that your cycle ends on a good note. buy hey, you always have three great great schools to fall back on ;)

- saasen
  • GW
  • Saturday, February 23 2008 at 10:43 PM

Hope your GW money works out better than mine does! Best of luck, as always, in making your decision :)

- Hammerstein
  • we've noticed that you've been paying a
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 07:37 AM

we hope you don't forget about us.

- troublemaker
  • troublemaker
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 07:12 AM

LOL @ your email address. you are a cutie.

- paulsimon
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 11:31 AM

no, you didn't discourage me. i appreciate the honesty. anyway, ive had people say a lot worse lol. now my PS is coming into question. some are saying that it is terrible and another reason why i've been rejected so many times. as with gulc, i'm not getting my hopes up. i know that it's not going to happen =) wishing you all the best!

- eddiesgirl29
  • Thank you...
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 09:13 AM

For your kind words. I am keeping an optimistic perspective about this whole thing. Admission committees are arcane. Congrats on all your acceptances, wish you the best. I will keep you abreast on my progress. I wll do a rain dance for you, so we can get you into HARVARD!

- justpraying
  • wow!
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 03:17 PM

congrats on all your great news! I am dying right now to hear back from Columbia, but I suppose it's my own fault for applying so late in the cycle. Where do you think you'll end up going?

- scc
  • Choices
  • Friday, February 29 2008 at 05:46 AM

Yeaaaah. The BC/BU amounts are both tempting (I like BC over BU, myself), but I don't think I'm going to do either (at least right now...). I hate choosing. You have some amazing choices, though...wish you luck on that!

- Hammerstein
  • thanks!
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 02:35 AM

good luck to you too, with what is remaining, not that you need it! now i only hope that we can be acceptance twins too :)

- StefanieS23
  • in case i didn't make it clear
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 04:53 PM

i think you should come to CLS.

- tm.
  • Just Checking In
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 08:01 PM

Wondering how the decision making process is going for you? :) I'm pretty set on CLS, I'm thinking (and I don't really expect much money). Hope to see you there!

- Hammerstein
  • NYU
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 08:50 AM

Man, this is killer. At this point I'm wondering if they lost my application or something.

- bathingjesus
  • NYU
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 10:41 AM

Haha, yeah, the waitlist was a little rough after having waited so long for a decision, but I'm totally fine with it. I'm 99.999999999 % sure that I'm going to UChicago (never say never). How about you? Northwestern is pretty awesome and it looks like they're throwing a ton of money at you.

- bathingjesus
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, May 03 2008 at 11:49 AM

Congrats on your decision. Cya at Columbia!

- trunksalot

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