a_future_student (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
4 New York University F graph Accepted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 02/06/18 03/14/18 6 months
University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 01/30/18 02/28/18 6 months
Duke University F graph Accepted W SP 02/01/18 02/01/18 02/02/18 02/12/18 6 months
2 Harvard University graph Accepted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 01/30/18 03/26/18 6 months
1 Stanford University graph Accepted A 01/26/18 01/26/18 01/30/18 03/20/18 6 months
3 Yale University graph Rejected 02/01/18 02/01/18 02/07/18 04/24/18 7 months
Columbia University F graph Waitlisted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 02/20/18 04/26/18 7 months
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W 02/01/18 02/01/18 02/02/18 03/22/18 7 months
University of Chicago F graph Waitlisted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 02/07/18 04/06/18 7 months
University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 02/14/18 04/16/18 7 months
University of California Berkeley F graph Accepted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 01/29/18 03/12/18 7 months
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W 01/26/18 01/26/18 02/21/18 04/05/18 7 months

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ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I took the December 2017 LSAT. After receiving my score, I considered retaking to score closer to my practice test average but ultimately decided to go for it, despite it being late in the cycle. I couldn't be happier with my results, but I don't recommend applying as late as I did. Had I applied earlier, I believe I would have been accepted, with scholarships, to many of the schools that waitlisted me.

I took great care when writing my personal statement and other essays, and I believe the importance of the personal statement/essays in the admissions process is often understated. I believe my essays are what differentiated me from other applicants with similar numbers.

I wrote "Why" essays for Columbia, Duke, Michigan, NYU, UC Berkeley, and UVA.

I wrote the optional "Team Experience" essay for Penn.

I wrote the optional "What Would You Teach?" and "Name Three Songs" essays for Stanford. LORs were not targeted toward Stanford.

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