7-11- Received email from Duke stating that I'm on Priority Track- fee waiver and guaranteed response within a week of finishing the application.
9-21- My status-check opens up at Duke; according to the letter, I should know by Friday.
9-28- Received email saying that I'm accepted at Duke.
10-04- Get the big Duke packet in the mail. It's in a nice little blue legal binder- seems kinda professional, lol.
10- 25- Reports have been sent and processed to everywhere except for USC.
10-28- Went home- FSU mailed my acceptance letter to my house address, not PO Box. Weird. Also receive an email saying that I'm eligible for scholarships and should fill out the application.
11-03- Received letter at my home (not school) address from Georgetown saying that I'm in- the dean handwrote a little congrats at the bottom. Sweet.
11-13- Got a call from the Dean of Admissions and Fin-Aid at Texas, saying that I'm admitted and will get a scholarship.
11-24- Got the official admit letter from Texas, along with their offer; not too bad. Also, got the big packet from Vandy- two envelopes, one just about student life and that sorta stuff. Over ten pages just on the bar scene there- pretty cool. Nashville looks fun, so it's a thought.
12-10- Received NYU acceptance packet. Now I'm really excited- didn't think I'd get in, and their tax law program rocks.
12-13- Phone interview with Penn; not exactly sure how that went, since it was hard to read the interviewer. They said I should hear back before the new year. Hmmm...
1-11- After a month, I still haven't heard anything from Penn. Super lame. Also, I got the same stupid deferral email that everybody else got from Michigan. Oh well, can't really do anything about it.
1-16- Got a call from Byrax who interviewed me at Penn saying that I'm in. Pretty awesome! To celebrate, bought a new disc golf set.
1-21- Got an email form Northwestern saying that they've put my application on hold; if I want to stay in consideration, I need to let them know. It wasn't really a top choice for me, so I'm just gonna withdraw; I hear they're big on work experience anyway.
1-28- Received rejection email from Harvard, offset by phone call saying that I'm in at Chicago.
2-7- Receive letter from Columbia saying that I'm on the Reserve list. Have to consider if that's worth staying on or not- not the most flattering response. On the other hand, I am in first reserve, which seems to indicate better odds...
2-9- Receive letter at home from Yale- rejection. Not really surprising, but oh well.
2-25- Receive rejection letter from Berkeley. Went to Penn last week for the first admitted student weekend and completely loved it- definitely attending! Done with the decision process!
2-28- Letter from Duke with scholarship offer. Pretty cool to get rejected from undergrad but offered a scholarship for law school, lol.
2-29- Get an email from Michigan saying that I'm waitlisted, not surprising considering I didn't submit any of the additional essays. I'm just going to let them do automatic withdrawal, since I never had a great reason for applying anyway.
3-1- Received scholarship offer from Vandy. Considering I wanna work in the south, this is definitely a good sign.
3-18- Receive letter from American putting me on the waitlist. Pretty obvious yield protection- I'm just gonna let them withdraw me.
3-21- Get an email from Penn saying that I don't qualify for financial aid- that's a shocker, lol. Also, receive email from W and L saying that I'm admitted, pending receipt of the dean's form which I never submitted; awesome.
4-3- Get big scholarship offer from W and L- nice.
4-8- Receive notification that I'm on the USC waitlist. Didn't apply for the scholarship they recommended, so I think that kinda shows I wasn't that interested. Withdrew my application.
4-18-Fax UPenn with my other scholarships to see if I can get an offer.
4-24- Receive new offer from Penn- 10 grand a year with Dean's Scholarship. Definitely better than nothing- I'm set for the fall!
6-20- Didn't think I'd be updating again, but figured this was worth mentioning. Received another letter from Columbia about the reserve list- sent copy of my completed transcript, as well as a letter of interest. My current roommate/ lil bro in the frat is thinking about transfering there for undergrad, so it would be pretty sick for us to be in NYC together. Should be really interesting if I get in. Or, I could just get rejected, lol.
7-12- Get letter from Columbia saying that I'm rejected. End of the process.
Overall, I have to say the law school admissions process is a whole lot more exciting and nerve-wracking than the undergrad admit competition, but it's also much more rewarding. Good luck in the fall guys!