StephArizona (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Fordham University F graph Accepted 11/06/17 11/07/17 11/17/17 02/21/18 26 days
Boston University F graph Accepted $60,000 12/31/17 01/01/18 01/03/18 -- 1 month
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Pending $135,000 01/12/18 01/15/18 01/18/18 01/31/18 1 month
George Mason University F graph Pending 01/23/18 01/24/18 01/24/18 -- 1 month
University of Southern California F graph Pending 01/24/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of California Berkeley F graph Pending 01/10/18 01/11/18 -- -- 1 month
3 Emory University F graph Accepted $108,000 12/18/17 12/19/17 12/19/17 01/16/18 1 month
Arizona State University F graph Accepted $3 01/13/18 01/16/18 01/16/18 01/19/18 1 month
University of Colorado Boulder graph Accepted $56,504 12/20/17 12/21/17 12/27/17 01/18/18 2 months
2 New York University graph Pending 01/01/18 01/01/18 -- -- 3 months
University of Arizona F graph Accepted $73,500 12/18/17 12/18/17 12/18/17 12/19/17 3 months
George Washington University F graph Accepted $105,000 11/17/17 11/17/17 11/20/17 12/05/17 3 months
1 Northwestern University graph Pending ED 11/17/17 11/17/17 11/20/17 -- 4 months

Applicant Information

N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

University Professor (5 years)
20 year Professional Career (HR & Nonprofits)
Public Speaker in Field (HR)
Two Master Degrees with 4.0s
Leadership in School and Professional Organizations (Director and Board Member)
5 years of probono professional work
11 years in Public Interest work


As my mom passed away in April. I am moving to the 2017-2018 cycle.

Asked Fordham and GW to not hold apps for Dec LSAT.

11/6 Applied Fordham. (Yes... its 2/12 and I am still waiting on Fordham)

11/13-14 NU visit and interview. Provided Fee waiver for ED.

11/17 Applied ED Northwestern. Applied GW RD. Complete at Fordham.

11/20 Apps Complete NU and GW.

11/21 Under Review NU and GW. (I know ED at NU is a longshot, but banking on softs, Graduate degree GPAs and interview. It was worth the shot.)

12/5 - Email from GW with congratulations on admittance and 2nd paragraph included info on a $105,000 scholarship. Just need to maintain good standing. No need based aid given due to scholarship being over $16k.

12/12 - Received ED decision from Northwestern and moved to Regular Decision.

12/18 - Applied to UofA, Boulder and Emory, Complete at UofA

12/19 - Complete at Emory and Admitted to UofA! (Basically, a 24-hour turn around!!!) No scholarship info for UofA in email.

12/21- UofA Scholarship $24,500 a year $73,500 Deans Achievement Award auto renewed as long in good standing

12/31 - Submitted to NYU (RTK longshot hopeful). I am a reapplicant who didn't get dinged until I called them to talk about my mom (she was in ICU at the time) and if I was actually in the running for RTK. Also submitted to BU and Georgetown (I should have waited until I was closer to their deadline for this)

1/12 - UofA Admitted Students Visit. Also emailed Northwestern to hold for February score. Will also write a Why Northwestern.

1/13 - Submitted to ASU, Berkeley, Cardozo

1/16 - Admitted to Emory (by mail) with a scholarship!

1/18 - Admitted at Boulder. 1L - Full Scholarship 2L - $10k 3L -$10k

1/19 - Admitted at ASU with call from Dean. I was really excited to see my scholarship offer based on our conversation and was very disappointed with my offer. They encouraged me to submit a binding contract to get a better scholarship. All other offers are close to double this first offer from a percentage standpoint.

1/22 Called Fordham to make sure they weren't holding my app for a future LSAT score. Confirmed I would have a decision in the next few days to week.

1/23 - Submitted to George Mason, USC

1/24 Emory Woodruff Fellow Letter Submitted from the CEO of the nonprofit I work for.

1/25 - I got a call from ASU today about a post I made on TLS. We talked for a long time and they sent me a scholarship renegotiation form. I was left with these thoughts... the reality is, at the end of the day I'm a splitter with a good to great LSAT and a low UGPA that's dragging me down and impacting my entire cycle.

BUT here's the thing, I still wouldn't change a thing about WHY I got the low GPA (working full time and managing a team of 75 my last year of college). I am the sum of my life experiences and that is going to make me a competitive, high achieving law student.

1/26 Accepted to BU with a phone call!!!! YES! I believe everything is coming in the mail. I did apply for the BU PI program, so fingers crossed.

1/31 In at Cardozo with 135k

2/2 No PI from BU but did get 60k.

2/10 Retook the LSAT. Proctor ended 5 min early in section 1.... so that sucks... but I still finished the games but a little nervous. But still feel great hope I FINALLY got a 170+ Ive tutored 10 people who have all beat me! This is my damn time!

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 02:09 AM

It is great to see a fellow 'non-traditional' student going for it, and doing well :) I too am more than 10 years out of undergrad. You have an impressive application package, I am sure you will have continued success. Best wishes and pulling for you at Northwestern!

- RoundTwoHopeful
  • @RoundTwoHopeful
  • Tuesday, January 16 2018 at 11:56 PM

Thanks!! I'm a round two as well. ALso with a 5 point higher LSAT score this time. Trying one last time to get the 170....

- StephArizona

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