11/13/17 - sent out all apps with the exception of Yale. Intend to send it out this week.
*Note 1 - solicited merit-based fee waivers from any school that did not automatically give them to me through CRS except for HYS. Only Columbia and Chicago did not give me one.
*Note 2 - Duke priority track, should get decision within 10 days, though might be week after Thanksgiving since they take a break as well.
*Note 3 - Did not write any "Why X" essays, however I did write and submit one for Virginia around mid-January.
*Note 4 - Stanford originally did not mark my application complete upon believing there was another transcript I hadn't submitted. Resolved the issue a little later, but my completion date was delayed and thus much later than my other apps.
*Note 5 - Had issues with Northwestern and not receiving any of their emails. Had the issue sorted out around Jan. 21st, and they told me my application was received 11/16, and provided me the ability to check my app status and request an interview.
11/22/17 - Accepted to Duke, notified by email.
12/01/17 - Invited to alumni interview for Georgetown. Also received email from Texas for interview via Kira.
12/04/17 - Completed Texas interview over Kira
12/13/17 - Completed Georgetown alumni interview
12/13/17 - Accepted to Vanderbilt, notified by email
1/11/18 - Invite from Cornell for interview via Kira
1/11/18 - Accepted to Georgetown, notified by snail mail, letter postmarked Jan. 8th.
1/12/18 - Invite to interview from UChicago
1/12/18 - Accepted to Texas, notified by phone
1/14/18 - Completed Cornell interview over Kira
1/17/18 - Accepted to Penn, notified by phone
1/18/18 - Accepted to NYU, notified by phone
1/18/18 - Completed Duke scholarship interview via Skype
1/19/18 - Completed UChicago interview via Skype
1/23/18 - Accepted to Columbia, notified by email
1/24/18 - Scheduled and completed Northwestern interview via Kira
1/26/18 - Dean's Presidential Scholarship at Texas, 20k a year with a non-resident tuition exemption. Total of around 110k.
2/9/18 - Waitlisted at Northwestern, notified by email.
2/11/18 - Declined the waitlist at Northwestern and withdrew my application.
2/15/18 - Accepted to UChicago, notified by email
2/16/18 - Waitlisted at Michigan, notified by email
2/23/18 - Duke Dean's Scholarship at Duke. 40k a year, total of 120k
2/26/18 - Accepted to Cornell, notified by phone
2/27/18 - Dean's Award Scholarship at NYU, total of 90k (reduced to 78k if 2L summer earnings more than 15k).
3/1/18 - Cornell scholarship offer, 105k total
3/3/18 - Vanderbilt Chancellor scholarship, total of around 120k.
3/6/18 - Georgetown scholarship, total of 105k
3/12/18 - "Leadership" stipend of 5k from Vandy. Brings their total to about 125k.
3/12/18 - Withdrew from Vanderbilt & Texas
3/14/18 - Chicago scholarship, total of 45k
3/22/18 - Waitlisted at Virginia, will withdraw from UVA and Michigan today
3/26/18 - Waitlisted at Harvard, will ride it out
4/04/18 - Withdrew from Georgetown
4/11/18 - Rejected at Stanford
4/15/18 - Withdrew from Cornell
4/18/18 - Withdrew from NYU, Penn, & Duke
4/27/18 - Waitlisted at Yale, notified by email
4/27/18 - Withdrew from UChicago & deposited at CLS!
Cornell 105k --> ~125k
Columbia 0k --> ~80k
Chicago 45k --> ~50k