Sdolo (2017-2018)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Pittsburgh F graph Accepted A $57,000 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 11/17/11 5 years
Emory University F graph Waitlisted W 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 03/01/12 5 years
Villanova University F graph Waitlisted W 11/21/11 11/21/11 11/30/11 04/05/12 5 years
American University graph Accepted W 10/19/11 10/21/11 10/21/11 12/02/11 5 years
Brooklyn Law School F graph Waitlisted W 10/07/11 10/07/11 12/14/11 02/01/12 5 years
Phoenix School of Law F graph Accepted W $60,000 09/30/11 10/03/11 10/03/11 10/18/11 5 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending W 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 -- 5 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Rejected 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 -- 5 years
Widener University F graph Accepted W 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 12/21/11 5 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $16,500 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 11/10/11 5 years
Valparaiso University F graph Accepted W 10/07/11 10/07/11 -- -- 5 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Rejected 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 02/15/12 5 years
Temple University F graph Accepted 10/07/11 10/07/11 10/07/11 02/06/12 6 years

Applicant Information

154
2.74
2.9
Undergraduate
DUAL
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
African American
Male
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Almost 2 years of full time work exp now

Heavily involved in Extra curriculars
Heavily involved in Comm. Serv.
Fraternity Chap Pres.
Honor Society Pres
Dual Major
Work 20-25 hrs per wk

***********Law School Predictor vs. = (Reality)**********
151 lsat #1
154 lsat #2
2.74 lsdas gpa

Deny -
#7 University of Pennsylvania--------------------------------(Deny)
#18*Washington University in St. Louis
#30 Emory--------------------------------------------------------(Waitlisted)
#34 Washington and Lee-------------------------------------(Admitted)
#50 American University--------------------------------------(Admitted)
#60 Pennsylvania State University--------------------------(Deny)
#61 Temple University Law-----------------------------------(Admitted)

#67* Brooklyn Law --------------------------------------------(Waitlisted)
#71* University of Pittsburgh-------------------------------(Admitted)

Consider -
Valparaiso University-----------------------------------------(Admitted)
Phoenix------------------------------------------------------------(Admitted)
Widener U--------------------------------------------------------(Admitted)

6.6.11
Took LSAT 6.6.11... felt bad about the test. Don't think I studied adequately (time restraint wise).. Totally bombed the last section or two.. Anyway got a 151.. don't know how i feel about that.

9.8.11
Scheduled again for the LSAT for 10.1.11. Feeling pretty good about it this time. Took a practice test last night got a 168..

9.26.11
Most of my apps are complete. Just waiting now for the LSAT scores back at the end of next month. I'd rather send everything off at once. I'll use next month to make sure everything is great. The LSAC fee waiver offers are coming in from left, right, and center.

9.30.11
So it begins... Decided to test things out and submitted to Phoenix. Let see how things go..

10.4.11
So i decided to email he admissions depts at a few schools that I didn't previously have fee waivers for, requesting one.. 3/3.. received ... hmmm

10.7.11
Since my numbers are not very strong I'm applying early in hope that it will give me an edge in my applications. I sent out alot of applications today. I sat on them for a wk or some because I was worried about my LSAT score from the Oct. LSAT but they said it would be automatically updated with each school...

10.21.11
Checked my application status checker .. in at Phoenix. Good start. Waiting for the letter in the mail now.. Apparently the decision was reached on 10.18.11.

10.24.11
Acceptance letter for Phoenix came in the mail. Even though I'm not really hoping to go there it is nice to get a scholarship offer

10.25.11
Just got my second LSAT score back...

11.1.11
Letter in the mail, Phoenix upped the scholarship to 15000 from 12500

11.9.11
I guess the real waiting game has begun. In review at Pitt, Temple, PSU, Valpo, Washington And Lee ( Decision tomorrow they say), and widener. Hope something positive comes back soon.

11.10.11
Washington and Lee Law. They are great with email updates keeping you fully informed of which step in the process you are at. And ... I am Admitted.. via email today, letter soon to come and scholarship considerations are handed out in January!

11.17.11
Checking my trackers.. In at Pittsburgh... being an Almuni this means a lot to me.. wow..

11.21.11
Fee waiver by email sent from Nova.. might as well send off the App. Nova is relatively close.. Oh n will probably WD from Phoenix.. they're shady.. So far they've sent me 4 diff correspondence with 3 different Scholarship amounts on it.. and the recruiter just ignored me when I emailed her for clarification..

11.22.11
NIce letter from Pitt in the mail last night. Telling of acceptance and of scholarship. No stipulations mentioned with the scholarship, other than its renewable for 2L and 3L

11.29.11
Hmm, now I'm getting impatient. My cycle is half over considering I've cracked the T1 seal and gotten into Pitt but come on already lol. Most schools at this point said they begin their application notifications in December so i'm hoping to hear back from most of the remaining schools by then. I guess this means everyday in December I'll be stalking my email and status checkers.... ahh who am i kidding I've already been doing that.

12.1.11
Letters (in mail) last night from W&L dean and academic affairs persons. 3 in total. And also an Emailed on from Pitt's assistant dean.
*** Note to all of those who may be reading these posts next cycle. Law School Predictor and the LSAC school calculator both gave me 0 %- no chance % in getting into UPitt nor Washington and Lee but it still happened. If you're anything like me you'll want all of the information and statistics before applying. But I want to say to you after you've looked at all of the Stats and readings and rankings have faith and reach a bit higher. The schools I've gotten into so far I wasn't supposed to get into but I did. Never be afraid to reach a bit higher esp if your grades and LSAT scores aren't in their 25%-75% range. Granted I have VERy strong softs and a pretty good PS and Resume. BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.***

12.2.11
--- Reading up on Scholarship Negotiation.. definitely gotta do
this.
-- http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/index.php

Admitted at American U!!... status was updated to read 12.1.11 yesterday and then today I got my decision.. Admissions packet is online(??) i should get the letter in "5-7days"

12.6.11
Quick little call from the Dean at Valpo telling me I got in. Couldn't stay on the phone long at wrk, but definitely appreciated her calling.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

scholarship 3 year totals

12.7.11
Under review at UPenn, PSU, Nova. Complete no movement at Temple. Time for Philly to stand up! Hoping against all odds to get a Acceptance at UPenn. Realistically I won't but hey lightening strikes sometimes.

12.9.11
I get home from work and in my mailbox is a letter from Phoenix Upping my scholarship to 20k a year... .

12.15.11
Scholarship letter in the mail from W&Lee.. just happy to be getting anything.

12.20.11
status updated at Upenn yesterday...

12.21.11
Admitted at Widener Law Via email and status checker

12.27.11
Eh no changes

1.9.12
no changes

1.12.12
Rejection email from UPenn. Not mad tho because I expected it.

1.20.12
Soo Pitt threw me for a loop last night... I go to check my status checker and it says I've been accepted to a joint MBA/JD with Pitt and CMU... Needless to say I was ecstatic for a few short moments until i remembered.. waiiit I never applied to CMU's MBA program.. I would love to do the joint program however.. SO I emailed them to try to clear this up... let you know how this goes.. CMU's MBA program is #18 in the country

2.1.12
Waitlisted at Brooklyn

2.3.11
Updating for then ppl after me. Rejected via email at Penn State.

2.6.12
Admitted to Temple Law via email.. more info to come

4.2.12
Couldn't access my account since last post. Alot has transpired.

-I visited W&Lee and fell in love with the campus. The Small Community aspect was cool but creepy.

- I withdrew from Valparaiso University, Phoenix, Widener U, Brooklyn Law, American University, Washington and Lee.

- Washington University in St. Louis, I still have not recieved a response from them yes or no or waitlist. So I withdrew. Honestly it pissed me off. I feel like its really rude to have people waiting for a response and you don't have the decency to supply one regardless of what it is.

- Emory
I'm on the waitlist and I have til the 8th to response but frankly I probably won't go there.

*** So now its really down to Temple and UPitt. I probably will be going to Temple because there is a Larger Network and ( in my opinion ) a better all around program. I have already submitted my tuition deposits (1st and 2nd) and I have til April 5.. ( 3 days to change my mind and go to Pitt). Probably not going to happen maybe if I had won that 640 million dollar lottery jackpot I wouldn't care about program and network. But alas not everyone is lucky.

4.5.12
Tuition Deposit Deadline at Pitt. Decided to go to Temple then Pitt gives me a better scholarship...... I'm going to Pitt now. I'm happy with my decision given all of the opportunities and scholarships I've been given. All of the information is correct on the profile, why lie? Good luck to all of the future people in my situation. Reach for the stars and don't undervalue yourself.

Visitor Comments

  • Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 03:17 PM

Congrats on your acceptance! Definitely nice to start the cycle with an acceptance :) My fee waiver from Miami was sent to me through the Candidate Referral Service on LSAC. Best of luck to you on the rest of your cycle, I'll be watching!

- LSD22
  • Thursday, November 03 2011 at 04:52 AM

Fowarded the email to you.

- chrisrj1971
  • hey
  • Thursday, November 03 2011 at 05:55 AM

Man why you applying you Phoenix? They don't an app from you. What about St. johns, Rutgers, etc.. You'd def get into those

- cooljack
  • THANKS
  • Thursday, November 03 2011 at 08:59 AM

Thanks so much I see your from Philly, my #1 choice is in Pennsylvania.

- luvya683
  • good luck!
  • Thursday, November 03 2011 at 02:36 PM

You and I have the exact same LSDAS GPA, but we both have higher actual GPAs and our LSAT is one point apart. It will be interesting to see how the cycle goes! I'm wishing you good luck!

- SKeller
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, November 10 2011 at 08:43 AM

On your acceptance to W&L! I got in too! Great news :)Hopefully many more to come!

- LSD22
  • EA?
  • Saturday, November 12 2011 at 07:46 PM

You were able to EA all those schools? How does that work?

- EngineTumbler
  • Amen
  • Monday, November 14 2011 at 02:26 PM

Amen to that! Congrats on your acceptance to W&L and other schools. Many blessings.

- dlem
  • Tuesday, November 15 2011 at 07:50 PM

Congrats so far !!

- Niesene
  • BIG congrats
  • Thursday, November 17 2011 at 06:07 AM

W&L is awesome! Congrats to you! Good luck that those acceptances keep on rolling in! I have thought applying to some T1-T2 schools just have to wait until I can afford some more app fees and until I do some more research to figure out where I could have a chance at. Thanks for the encouragement. Again, congrats!

- skell
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, November 17 2011 at 06:18 AM

Interesting how, so far we have been accepted to the same schools. There is more acceptances coming both are ways. What is your top choice?

- dlem
  • Yea i know what you mean
  • Friday, November 18 2011 at 05:33 AM

Thats Gonna be a hard to decided. So far i really like W&L but dont really know much about lexington, VA, so it would be a big change. I'm sure you'll make the right decision though.

- dlem
  • Monday, November 21 2011 at 09:33 AM

what's up bro, we're applying to a lot of the same schools good luck and congrats on your acceptances so far.

- imservin22
  • Hi
  • Friday, December 02 2011 at 05:35 PM

To withdraw from Phoenix or any other school just email the admissions department asking them to cancel your application and include your LSAC account number. Also, I agree with you about reaching out to top tier schools and ignoring what the predictor tells you. I had a 0 percent chance to get into Minnesota and I was accepted. Congrats!!

- chrisrj1971
  • Acceptances for Everyone
  • Monday, December 05 2011 at 07:16 AM

Everybody wants you. Nobody wants me.

- EngineTumbler
  • Tuesday, December 06 2011 at 12:30 PM

Haven't gotten any scholly info from American. Don't know if or when they plan to send it out. Looks like you're having a great cycle btw! Best of luck to you in all the rest :)

- LSD22
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 07 2011 at 05:47 AM

how did you get into all those schools with that Gpa and LSAT? Way to go buddy!

- Smarj
  • Tuesday, December 13 2011 at 08:28 AM

Thanks for the info! I will check that out! Looks like you're having an awesome cycle :)

- skell
  • That's my baby
  • Thursday, December 15 2011 at 10:58 AM

I'm so proud of you, congrats on all your hard work,much more to come.

- Mom
  • ^^^^^^
  • Friday, December 16 2011 at 02:59 AM

hahahaha

- Sdolo
  • Thank you!
  • Friday, December 23 2011 at 09:53 AM

Thanks so much, and good luck to you as well! You have a lot of awesome options already!

- hx3
  • Not Letting me Log in
  • Wednesday, March 07 2012 at 06:36 AM

Spoke with webmaster .. no response But since have withdrawn from Widener and Valparaiso

- anonymous
  • same numbers
  • Sunday, April 15 2012 at 08:30 PM

hey , i noticed we have the same numbers, or in the range! I was wondering if you got off any wait lists? and if you did, did you do anything different like send in a letter of continued interest, diversity statement, updated resume? Also, congrats on the acceptances! great cycle! inspirational!

- Sammyk
  • Sammyk
  • Tuesday, April 24 2012 at 12:48 PM

Sdolo: Sammyk, can't log on again for some reason. BUT I withdrew from all waitlisted and accepted schools. I'd want to give someone else my spot. I've made my decision And I always sent a personalize and real email to admissions explaining why I wanted to go to the school and what is hendering me (if there was anything) - therefore why I am withdrawing my application. In the end thats why Pitt gave me a last minute huge scholarship that changed everything in the 9th inning... thanks btw. Good Luck to you

- Sdolo

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