Pyke (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Ottawa Intend to Apply W Type: RA Sent: 12/31/69 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Queen's University Intend to Apply W Type: RA Sent: 12/31/69 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of Western Ontario Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 12/31/69 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
#1 University of Toronto Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: 11/01/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
#56 Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/31/07 Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/07 Upd: 12 years
#44 Boston University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/08/08 Upd: 13 years
#78 Washington University in St Louis Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/26/07 Comp: 11/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
#16 Cornell University Rejected Type: Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/21/07 Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/08 Upd: 13 years
#11 University of Virginia Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/08 Upd: 13 years
#86 Indiana University Bloomington F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 10/18/07 Rec: 10/18/07 Comp: 12/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/08 Upd: 13 years
#54 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/21/07 Comp: 10/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/07 Upd: 13 years
#1 Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/21/07 Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 13 years
#19 University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rejected Type: ED Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/29/07 Comp: 11/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/08 Upd: 13 years
#13 Duke University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/07 Rec: 10/22/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 University of Miami F Accepted W Type: RA $69,000 Sent: 11/02/07 Rec: 11/05/07 Comp: 12/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/28/07 Upd: 13 years
#72 University of Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted W Type: $15,000 Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/21/07 Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/07 Upd: 13 years
#48 George Washington University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 11/06/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/08 Upd: 13 years
#25 Vanderbilt University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/22/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/08 Upd: 13 years
#7 University of California Los Angeles Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/07 Rec: 11/05/07 Comp: 12/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/08 Upd: 13 years
#3 Columbia University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/07 Rec: 10/22/07 Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/08 Upd: 13 years
#91 University of Houston F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/15/07 Rec: 10/15/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 13 years
#68 University of Utah F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 13 years
#53 University of Colorado Boulder F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/08 Upd: 13 years
#6 University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 10/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/08 Upd: 13 years
#55 College of William and Mary F Intend to Apply W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/07 Upd: 13 years
#53 George Mason University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 13 years
#86 Lewis and Clark College F Accepted W Type: RA $51,000 Sent: 10/12/07 Rec: 10/12/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/07 Upd: 13 years
#15 Northwestern University Rejected Type: Sent: 10/22/07 Rec: 10/22/07 Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/08 Upd: 13 years
#93 Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/12/07 Rec: 10/12/07 Comp: 10/18/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/07 Upd: 13 years
#4 New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 11/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 13 years
#9 University of Pennsylvania Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/07 Rec: 10/22/07 Comp: 10/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/08 Upd: 13 years
#15 Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 10/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/07 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: 163
  • LSAT 3: N/A
  • LSAC GPA: 3.38
  • Degree GPA: N/A
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: B.Comm
  • Class Rank: 100 out of 619

Demographic Information

  • City: N/A
  • State: Other
  • Race: Cad Ab.
  • Gender: Man
  • International Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

^-^ Graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law ^-^

*-* Accepted the University of Toronto's offer of Admission *-*

Choice number on the left hand side is my chiashu number.

LSDAS GPA when I applied was 3.27.

It was updated January 25th.

Canadian Results:
Queens University - Pending (Withdrawn)
University of Ottawa - Pending (Withdrawn)
University of Toronto - Accepted *Attending*
University of Western Ontario - Accepted (Withdrawn)

Worked during school.

Freshman: 15h
Sophomore: 12.5h
Junior: 4h (Dean's List)
Senior: 10h

Teaching Assistant for a prestigious course, representing my University in a Business Ethics Case Competition... Have served as a Marker and Proctor.

Fairly good WE for a University student, in terms of professional jobs.

Speak 2 languages fluently.

Additional info & updates

All my applications are in.... Time to see what happens :)

*+*: $$ is Total. Per Year is 1/3rd of that. *+*


30/10/2007: Got admissions materials from Columbia in the mail today....I must say, I was very disappointed...Here I thought it was something related to my application, but no...just a viewbook and such. I didn't even ask for one recently...Odd. Oh well.

01/11/2007: Scary mail from Columbia Law School today...Let me tell you that receiving a small, first class letter envelope from a Law School in November or December makes your heart stop like nothing else. I thought to myself, "oh my god... I've been rejected already? :(".... I opened it up, disheartened.... Turns out it was the Native Students association offering advice and wisdom through the process. Phew...They should have to use big manila envelopes in the future though....

05/11/2007: And with the exciting news from the LSAC that UCLA has finally asked for my report, I am happy to announce that every report has now been asked for :D. Furthermore, I'm now complete at 16 of 28 schools. :p. Let decision season begin! :D

08/11/2007: Complete at Columbia and Cornell, bringing the total # of Completes up to 21 now. I know why Indiana isn't complete (international forms suck), but what are the good people over at NYU doing? :(.

15/11/2007: Priority air mail from Michigan and WUSTL today. Small envelopes. Lesson Learned: Don't get excited. Both letters dated the 07/11/07, suggesting it takes a week for mail to arrive at my igloo. The content of the messages? "You're complete." I already knew that. Ah well.

20/11/2007: Priority air mail big envelope from Minnesota.... I'M IN! first acceptance of the cycle, my top choice outside of the T14, and they threw in $5,000 a year + a travel allowance to go visit Minneapolis!

30/11/2007: ...*crickets*...

05/12/2007: Admitted to Miami, backdated to November 28th. I also went to Decision on the Status Checker at GULC today, which is by far much more exciting news. I hope I was admitted =/.

06/12/2007: Status Checker @ UIUC updated to Decision....Apparently I'm waiting for 2 envelopes now =/.

07/12/2007(1): Phone call from the University of Illinois....I've been admitted with $25,000/yr scholarship....

07/12/2007(2): E-mail late this afternoon from Washington & Lee, the director of admissions just signed my admission letter and wanted to let me know. Nice of her. Scholarship offers are made in January. :)

10/12/2007: First commitment form from Minnesota.

11/12/2007: Boring day in the mail. Sigh, Regent Law spam mail. On the upside, I did get the letter version of my offer from Illinois, my scholarship is conditional on remaining in "good academic standing" but this is not clarified anywhere. =/.

12/12/2007(1): Another boring day for the mail. I received the hard copy of my admission to W&L though, which was nice. Also found out from Temple I went to decision this week, and that it would be mailed shortly. Excellent.

12/12/2007(2): Based on the past few years, going to go ahead and update Michigan to deferred. Technically no decision has "officially" been made yet, but it's a deferral this late with ED. :(

14/12/2007: Predictions come true, as I get the cold shoulder from my top choice =/. It hurts. However, in trying to stay positive, I've written a letter of continued interest, and will be submitting it tomorrow. Hopefully they get it early next week.

17/12/2007: Finally got my letter from GULC, capping off a bad period where, as expected, I got dinged. Disappointing, I really liked them. =/.

18/12/2007(1): Well, on the surface it would appear like the best way to deal with rejection is to receive $105,000 in scholarship offers the next day. One wishes they were at the top 20 schools though. Of course, dreaming in technicolour is fun. The decisions of the day, Miami awarded $23,000/yr, and Temple $12,000/yr. Nice of them.

18/12/2007(2): Withdrew from Temple.

18/12/2007(3): Withdrew from William and Mary, in large part in protest. However, given their errors with fee waivers early in the cycle, their unwillingness to admit me despite admitting people with substantially lower numbers, and their location, I decided that even with Full Tuition I just wasn't interested.

18/12/2007(4): Email from Lewis & Clark, with a scanned copy of my admissions letter. I'm in :D. Beautiful campus, $17,000/yr, nice to know.

21/12/2007: Deferred at Cornell. Time to write my LOCI.

28/12/2007: A boring lull in the admissions cycle ends the Christmas week, with no more admits. Stressful checking the mail every day, maybe I should become a hermit and live in a boathouse...Anyway, I did send the LOCI to Cornell, in the mail as of today. Here's hoping that Cornell knows I love them.

02/01/2008: The first post of the new year. Hard to believe. In less than 9 months, I will be going to Law School. Refreshing isn't it? Where is yet to be determined though. Cornell did come through with the hard-copy deferral though. Oh well :P, guess the LOCI was well placed ;).

03/01/2008: Received the hard copy of the offer from Lewis & Clark, 2.95 gpa required. Sighz. Also, more information on Minnesota, letting me know why I should choose them.

11/01/2008: Status checker at Houston says my decision has been mailed. How exciting :). I always like receiving decisions. Just wish some of my top choices would find it in their heart to show some love.

15/01/2008(1): Rejected at the Windy City school of Northwestern.

15/01/2008(2): Status checker at Vanderbilt says that my decision has been mailed out. I'm hoping the news is better then it was for Northwestern.

16/01/2008: Received rejection #3 this morning from Penn Law. Another top choice :(, though with my numbers, not surprising.

17/01/2008(1): Accepted at Houston, letter arrived today. Mentions that candidates for merit scholarships will receive a separate letter later.

17/01/2008(2): Decided to submit my withdrawal to Lewis & Clark, on account of the fact that I wasn't going to go there and it's not fair for me to hold someone's spot.

21/01/2008: Bad start to the week, though somewhat predictable. I received the inevitable rejection letter from NYU, can't say I wasn't expecting it, but it's still disappointing. In somewhat more surprising news, I received a waitlist from UCLA, I wasn't really expecting that. Ah well.

22/01/2008: Rejected from GMU, which is a bit surprising to say the least.

23/01/2008(1): Going to go ahead and update Vanderbilt to waitlisted based on the results I've seen on LSN, even though my official result hasn't arrived yet.

23/01/2008(2): Utah's Director of Admissions called. I'd say that's probably a good sign?

24/01/2008: Admitted to Utah. Scholarship decisions are made in March.

28/01/2008: Rejected at Harvard this morning, though the news did get better in the afternoon when I discovered that I was admitted to the University of Toronto :).

29/01/2008: Started the day on a disappointing foot, being rejected from Chicago and waitlisted at Colorado. I suspect I'll withdraw, since I wouldn't go without $.

30/01/2008(1): Officially waitlisted at Vanderbilt, which wasn't really a surprise.

30/01/2008(2): Email from Washington & Lee offering $11,000 a year, with information to follow. I called them to discuss it.

30/01/2008(3): Sent an email to Colorado officially withdrawing, after not receiving anything back on my previous email. Still need to write an LOCI for Vanderbilt if I'm going to stay on the waitlist, and UCLA. :: sigh ::.

01/02/2008(1): Received the acceptance package from Illinois, which helped their case somewhat. I decided to withdraw from Colorado, contemplating withdrawing from Houston and Utah.

01/02/2008(2): Just withdrew from Utah.

06/02/2008(1): Received a waitlist from GWU. Disappointing, I really thought I was competitive there. They're one of my top choices too, but without money I can't see me going.

06/02/2008(2): Withdrew from Washington & Lee and Houston.

07/02/2008: Received the bad news from Columbia. Heartbreak, though expected.

09/02/2008: Small victory today, at the expense of some good people. My numbers twins got dinged from Michigan (ED Defers -> Rejections). I managed to survive the first wave of ED rejections. I hold out hope that they'll find room for me in their Fall Class....

16/02/2008: Withdrew from the University of Miami, the University of Minnesota, Indiana University, George Washington University, Vanderbilt University, University of California in Los Angeles.

19/02/2008: Accepted at Western Ontario with $5,000 scholarship. How exciting :).

21/02/2008: Went decision at Duke online yesterday. I'm guessing ding.

06/03/2008: Picked up my mail today (didn't yesterday, but other then that have every day since going to decision). The news was expectedly bad, rejected from Duke.

10/03/2008: I went to decision at the University of Michigan. Scared, excited, anxious.....I hope I got in....

19/03/2008: Received my formal rejection letter in the mail from Michigan today. In other news, I also received my acceptance to the Indiana University, and financial aid assessment from the University of Toronto.


March 19th, 2008:
I have decided to enroll at the University of Toronto. Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout this process.


29/03/2008: Waitlisted at UVa. A little late now anyway. I'm not going to withdraw - but I highly doubt I'd go.

10/04/2008: Withdrew from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

24/04/2008: Received my rejection from Cornell. Ouchies, even though I've already decided I'm going to Toronto.

27/06/2008: Scholarship offer from W&L valued at just below full tuition ($35,000 a year, reducing tuition to $260), very tempting.

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Good luck!
Monday, October 08 2007 at 09:17 AM

Btw, have enought LORs? Lol!

Good LUCK!
Sunday, October 21 2007 at 09:07 AM

good luck on your cycle, we have similar numbers and I hope you get in where you want to!

hey bud
Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 09:09 AM

carpet bombing, eh? :-)

Thursday, October 25 2007 at 02:02 PM

will get you nowhere. Your numbers, on the other hand, will get you into some good schools. Maybe when I hit up Ann Arbor we can try and get together for a beer?

good luck
Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 03:58 PM

good luck with your cycle!!!

Good Luck
Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 04:49 PM

Good luck man, thanks for the advice. I hope you get in somewhere you want, you deserve it.

Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 06:01 PM

I don't want to expect anymore rejection letters than I already am. Pessimist here. I was looking into more out of state schools that are in the t60-30....

Good luck...
Saturday, November 03 2007 at 12:56 PM you too. I'm sure you'll get in some great places.

Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 05:41 AM

How did you get notified about being complete at BU and GW? Just a heads up, NYU finally is reviewing apps, I got my comp. email today.

Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 09:22 AM

do you consider yourself complete if the law school has requested your report and it's been processed?

Thursday, November 08 2007 at 11:48 AM

Thank you, you should be getting many acceptances soon! Good luck.. I'll keep an eye out for you

Monday, November 12 2007 at 04:43 AM

28 SCHOOLS, HUH?! Same here - and I thought I was the only crazy one applying to so many - looks like we have a lot of the same ones! GOOD LUCK!

Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:08 AM

fortunately I have an addendum to all of my applications as I took the LSAT at a forward operating base while on mission cycle in Afghanistan, so I have a pretty good reason for not having a stellar LSAT score! U of Michigan is tops for me!

good luck!!
Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:17 PM

Thanks for the luck! Good luck to you, too! I'm sure you'll do very well!

hey hey hey
Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 07:44 PM

hey! Good [email protected]

Found You
Saturday, November 17 2007 at 08:14 PM

Not that you made it hard. Here's to carpet bombing.

Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 07:17 AM

more to come, huh? cantaboot :)

Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 08:25 AM

Congratulations! I was wondering what was taking them so long!

Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 04:16 PM

Nice job on MN! I'm jealous! Scholarship info came with acceptance?

Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 11:07 AM

on minnesota.. first one.. must feel good =)

Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 01:37 PM

Hey Pyke! congrats on Minn... a question: just for reference, what does Cad Ab. mean under race?

Saturday, November 24 2007 at 09:58 AM

Congrats on U of M as well. I'm hoping I get a nice big letter from them soon.

good luck~
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 11:50 AM

Looks like we have similar numbers- I also speak a foreign language fluently.. do you think that might work significantly towards admissions? :)

Friday, December 07 2007 at 10:14 AM

Congrats on Illinois, seems like the Big Ten likes you!

Friday, December 07 2007 at 02:32 PM

Congrats on Washington and Lee! Im happy to get in...its my first acceptance!! wow, you already have quite a few..congrats on an awesome cycle!! Go 166ers!!

Saturday, December 08 2007 at 12:06 PM

holy bajeesus, 75k from Illinois? Congrats bro...doin it up reel big this cycle!!!

Wash and Lee
Sunday, December 09 2007 at 09:46 PM

Very nice! It's pretty much my favorite non t14. Keep up the good work. You're rolling!

Thursday, December 13 2007 at 08:53 AM

I know it - I would have been more surprised to get an answer, honestly (I was even practicing my shocked face). Your deferred status still messed with my head first time I saw it though. It keeps popping to the top every time I search by decision date!

Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:18 PM

Any idea how long it took to go from 'In Review' to getting a decision? I just noticed I went to 'In Review' from 'Review Pending' today...and I'm getting anxious already.

Monday, December 17 2007 at 05:37 AM

noticed you're from canada too. what part?

Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 06:28 AM

looks like you have some good news recently!!!

Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 11:22 AM

Well, if you look at our ballpark range from last year, it does look like deferred, accepted and WL, accepted were the most optimistic outcomes. So it's not impossible, it's just a long road. Keep up with the LOCIs and bask in your other acceptances in the meantime!

Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 09:59 PM

I'm from Manitoba. And I added some "reachier" schools. Hope you're satisfied! I must admit I am intrigued by your URM status. I haven't seen too many with your background since I left Manitoba. Are you interested in aboriginal law at all? I think MN has some opportunities there.

Yay Lewis & Clark
Thursday, December 20 2007 at 03:49 AM

Hey Pyke, I'm on the TLS boards. I finally sent my first app today... to L&S! I scanned for L&S admits and found your profile. Congrats on all the acceptances. I hope there's more to come. :)

Thursday, December 20 2007 at 06:11 AM

the schools you got accepted are excellent schools! I'm sure you will get into alot of T14. i bet ya $500 lol

Sunday, December 23 2007 at 08:25 AM

i actually meant Minnesota by MN, not Manitoba. :) Manitobans actually get in-state tuition at Minnesota, too. Good luck from here on out.

good luck!
Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 11:29 AM

we have similar numbers and schools (and similar decisions so far...) best of luck to you this cycle!

Thursday, January 03 2008 at 05:41 PM

Looks like we are applying to a few of the same schools. Good luck!

Top Choice
Saturday, January 05 2008 at 08:53 AM

Which is your top choice?

Monday, January 14 2008 at 04:11 AM

hey man what does it mean that we got deferred at cornell? is is the worst thing that could happen to you as an early applicant or they could have already rejected us? from which country are you from? do you think that being foreign is an handicap or a plus? take care let me know!

Complete at UCLA
Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 12:08 PM

how did UCLA let you know that your application was complete? They received my application three weeks ago and I have not had any contact with them whatsoever. Help.

Thursday, January 17 2008 at 11:51 AM

I am going to e-mail them if I don't here anything by Monday. Thanks a lot for your help. Glad to see that you are withdrawing from the schools that you don't want to attend. There are plenty of students that hold seats until late in the game and then end up creating unnecessary waiting for other students. I'm sure that you will get in the rest of the decisions within the next week or so.

Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 07:05 AM

about your GMU rejection. I feel your pain but at least you fared better than I did at Minnesota! I think it was a fluke that they didn't accept you and I wouldn't stress too much!

Thursday, January 31 2008 at 03:29 PM

Congratulations on all of your acceptances so far, and especially with your scholarship offers! You must be pretty excited about those. Any idea where you want to go yet? Also, I'm surprised you applied to UH and not UTexas....any reason why? Good luck on the rest of your cycle!

Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 08:06 AM

Hey, just wanted to say congratulations on all your acceptances. I read your post on TLS about getting WL @ G-town--don't worry about it, you've got a ton of other great acceptances. Good luck with the rest of your apps.

Mich ED
Friday, February 08 2008 at 01:20 PM

Sure, I'll message you when I get the envelope. Hang in there!

Sunday, February 17 2008 at 01:04 PM

Pyke, why'd you withdraw from Vandy, GW, UCLA? Why not just wait it out? Heck, it's free. BTW, I'm RATRATRAT on TLS.

Sunday, March 02 2008 at 11:25 AM

Well, why did you apply to all those American schools if you would only go to an American school if it was one of those 2 schools? I know you got fee waivers, but still, paying for reports for all those schools certainly wasn't cheap. What Canadian schools did you apply to?

Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 07:27 AM

Good luck! I hope you get in!!

reply from post
Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 05:58 AM

I haven't heard anything from Carolina. I applied early and apparently they had some problems with LSAC so my application (and others) was not ready for review until mid- December. STILL don't know what is taking them so long. please keep me updated with your friend's progress!

Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 02:25 PM

Congrats on your decision to attend U of T. Best of luck man, I'm sure you'll do well.