Trafalgar1805 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
New York Law School F graph Accepted W $150,000 10/06/17 10/09/17 -- 11/10/17 2 days
St. John's University F graph Accepted W $97,500 10/06/17 10/17/17 -- 12/20/17 2 days
University of Notre Dame graph Accepted W $30,000 10/06/17 10/09/17 -- 12/12/17 2 days
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Pending 02/10/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Fordham University graph Pending 02/10/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Villanova University F graph Accepted $90,000 10/06/17 10/07/17 -- 12/14/17 1 month
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 10/15/17 10/15/17 -- 01/30/18 1 month
Brooklyn Law School F graph Accepted W $54,000 10/06/17 10/07/17 -- 12/08/17 3 months
Hofstra University F graph Accepted $165,000 10/06/17 10/10/17 -- 12/08/17 3 months
University of Miami F graph Accepted W 10/06/17 10/09/17 -- 10/09/17 4 months
Boston College graph Rejected 10/06/17 10/07/17 -- 11/30/17 4 months

Applicant Information

Small Private
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

New York
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

LGBT Applicant.
Strong Softs/Essays.
Strong Letters of Rec.


Only took the LSAT once.
Scholarships listed are 3 year total.

Deciding between Villanova and Hofstra!

If you have any questions for me about the process, or why I made certain decisions, please don't hesitate to ask!

10/6 - All Applications sent.
10/9 - Accepted to Miami law via email.
10/23 - St. John's requested an Optional Video Interview.
10/26 - St. John's Interview Completed.
11/10 - Accepted to New York Law with a full-tuition scholarship via email.
11/30 - Rejected from Boston College via email.
12/4 - Received a letter from Miami Law recognizing my withdrawal. In my opinion, Miami Law was not worth paying full price.
12/8 - Accepted to Hofstra Law with a full-tuition scholarship via email. Also, accepted to Brooklyn Law with an annual scholarship of $18,000 via email.
12/12 - Notre Dame status checker changed to "Decision Made" and listed the dates for deposit fees. I think that means an acceptance is on it's way!
12/13 - Officially accepted to Notre Dame Law via email.
12/14 - Accepted to Villanova Law via phone call. Took an extremely personalized approach to admissions, and read back all the things about my application that they liked.
12/20 - Accepted to St. John's Law with an annual scholarship of $30,000 via email. Also, withdrew from Brooklyn Law. Taking their scholarship offer, and my other acceptances into consideration, Brooklyn Law didn't seem worth it.
1/2 - Requested additional funds for housing and living expenses from New York Law, but I was turned down. I spoke with a Dean on the phone and he said they do not offer additional funding for any reason.
1/30 - Rejected from USC after more than a 3 month wait. The rejection was very much expected, and the school was one of my least favorite choices due to its regional placement.
2/2 - Received an email from Villanova telling me that I was awarded the Dean's Merit Scholarship. It is an annual scholarship of $30,000.
2/8 - Filled out a Scholarship Reconsideration form for St. John's. Hoping they offer more money.
2/10 - Applied to Fordham and UNC. Both are great schools, and I am interested to see my outcome.
2/13 - Filled out the Supplemental Application for UNC. Also submitted a "Why Carolina?" essay over email.
2/17 - Received my Scholarship Letter from Notre Dame. Awarded 30k in total. Even though it seems small, I was happy to be given any award because of my LSAT score.
2/19 - Requested additional funds for housing and living expenses from Hofstra Law.
2/26 - St. John's increased my scholarship $2,500 annually. Not the increase that I was looking for, and it put St. John's at the bottom of my list.
2/28 - Requested additional scholarship funding from Villanova. I have a phone meeting scheduled with the Dean of Admissions on 3/5.
3/16 - Villanova denied my request for additional scholarship money. However, the assistant dean for admissions was extremely kind about it. Villanova has continued to remain very personal and caring throughout the entire process thus far.

Visitor Comments

  • St. John's Scholarship
  • Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 01:31 PM

Hey I was just wondering if were you emailed a Scholarship Reconsideration form or did you just send an email negotiating?

- LILaw
  • @LILaw
  • Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 02:46 PM

I sent an email to St. John's about increasing my scholarship, and they told me about the scholarship reconsideration form available on their website. Go to the "Admitted Students" section of the website and scroll down to "Scholarship and Financial Aid Information." You will see a link to the form. Hope this helps!

- Trafalgar1805

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