aarwu2000 (2015-2016)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
1 Indiana University Bloomington F graph Accepted D A $57,000 01/17/16 -- 06/28/16 04/01/16 2 months
3 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F graph WL, Accepted W 01/05/16 -- -- 07/29/16 8 months
Florida International University graph Accepted W 01/06/16 -- -- 07/20/16 8 months
2 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph WL, Accepted $60,000 01/21/16 -- -- 06/24/16 8 months
Villanova University F graph WL, Accepted W 02/23/16 -- -- 06/23/16 9 months
Pepperdine University F graph Rejected 02/12/16 -- -- 05/20/16 10 months
University of California Davis F graph Rejected 02/12/16 -- -- 05/23/16 10 months
American University F graph WL, Accepted W 02/13/16 -- -- 05/23/16 10 months
University of Maine graph Waitlisted 01/12/16 -- -- 05/20/16 10 months
Brooklyn Law School F graph Rejected 01/10/16 -- -- 05/18/16 10 months
DePaul University F graph WL, Accepted W $45,000 01/05/16 -- -- 04/20/16 11 months
University of Pittsburgh F graph Rejected 03/05/16 -- -- 05/17/16 11 months
CUNY Queens College F graph Accepted W 01/11/16 -- -- 05/10/16 11 months
Mercer University F graph WL, Accepted W 03/03/16 -- -- 04/21/16 11 months
University of California Irvine F graph Waitlisted 02/13/16 -- -- 05/07/16 11 months
Marquette University F PT graph Waitlisted 01/23/16 -- -- 05/02/16 11 months
University of California Hastings F graph Rejected 01/18/16 -- -- 04/21/16 11 months
University of San Francisco F graph Waitlisted 03/05/16 -- -- 04/19/16 11 months
Santa Clara University F graph Accepted 02/23/16 -- -- 04/18/16 11 months
Pace University F graph Waitlisted W 01/06/16 -- -- 04/18/16 11 months
Southern Methodist University F graph Waitlisted 02/12/16 -- -- 04/15/16 12 months
Florida State University F graph Rejected 01/16/16 -- -- 04/08/16 12 months
University of Tennessee Knoxville F graph Waitlisted 03/05/16 -- -- 04/14/16 12 months
Catholic University of America F graph Waitlisted 03/05/16 -- -- 04/14/16 12 months
Duquesne University F graph Rejected 02/29/16 -- -- 04/12/16 12 months
West Virginia University F graph Rejected 03/07/16 -- -- 04/06/16 12 months
Seton Hall University F graph Rejected 01/10/16 -- -- 03/17/16 12 months
Barry University School of Law F graph Accepted W $36,000 01/05/16 -- -- 01/29/16 12 months
William Mitchell College of Law F graph Accepted W $59,340 02/01/16 -- -- 03/08/16 12 months
Roger Williams University F graph Accepted W $20,275 01/05/16 -- -- 03/09/16 12 months
Suffolk University F graph Accepted W 02/11/16 -- -- 02/29/16 12 months
New England School of Law graph Accepted W $45,000 01/09/16 -- -- 01/22/16 12 months
Widener University F graph Accepted W $33,000 01/09/16 -- -- 03/10/16 12 months
John Marshall Law School - Chicago F graph Accepted W $60,000 01/10/16 -- -- 01/21/16 12 months
Golden Gate University F graph Accepted W $30,000 01/04/16 -- -- 01/21/16 12 months
Howard University F graph Accepted W 01/05/16 -- -- 02/11/16 12 months
New York Law School F graph Accepted W 01/11/16 -- -- 03/24/16 12 months
University of Akron F graph Accepted W $9,000 01/21/16 -- -- 03/02/16 12 months
Florida A&M University F graph Accepted W 01/22/16 -- -- 03/21/16 12 months
Florida Coastal School of Law F graph Accepted W $36,000 01/05/16 -- -- 01/11/16 12 months
Western New England College School of Law F graph Accepted W $57,000 01/05/16 -- -- 02/02/16 12 months
Ohio State University F graph Rejected 02/18/16 -- -- 04/08/16 12 months
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F graph Rejected 02/18/16 -- -- 04/07/16 12 months
Washington University in St Louis F graph Rejected 02/12/16 -- -- 04/05/16 12 months
Case Western Reserve University F graph Waitlisted 01/21/16 -- -- 04/04/16 12 months
Albany Law School of Union University F graph Rejected 03/07/16 -- -- 04/04/16 12 months
Drake University F graph Waitlisted 01/18/16 -- -- 04/01/16 12 months
University of Tulsa F graph Waitlisted 01/27/16 -- -- 04/01/16 12 months
Valparaiso University F graph Rejected 01/19/16 -- -- 04/01/16 12 months
Baylor University F graph Rejected 10/12/15 -- -- 04/01/16 12 months
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Waitlisted 02/13/16 -- -- 03/31/16 12 months
Capital University F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/12/15 -- -- 01/11/16 12 months
College of William and Mary F graph Waitlisted 10/13/15 -- -- 03/30/16 12 months
Georgia State University F graph Rejected 03/07/16 -- -- 03/30/16 12 months
Charlotte School of Law F graph Accepted W $36,000 01/09/16 -- -- 01/14/16 12 months
Phoenix School of Law F graph Accepted W $36,000 10/12/15 -- -- 01/11/16 12 months
Appalachian School of Law F graph Accepted W $46,500 10/12/15 -- -- 01/11/16 12 months
Thomas M Cooley Law School F graph Accepted W $43,200 01/14/16 -- -- 01/20/16 12 months
University of Richmond F graph Rejected 03/08/16 -- -- 03/28/16 1 year
University of Colorado Boulder F graph Waitlisted 02/12/16 -- -- 03/25/16 1 year
Tulane University F graph Rejected 01/16/16 -- -- 03/24/16 1 year
University of Florida F graph Waitlisted 01/21/16 -- -- 03/24/16 1 year
Wake Forest University F graph Waitlisted 02/12/16 -- -- 03/21/16 1 year
Northeastern University F graph Waitlisted 01/18/16 -- -- 03/21/16 1 year
St. John's University F graph Waitlisted 01/17/16 -- -- 03/21/16 1 year
Western State University F graph Rejected 01/05/16 -- -- 03/15/16 1 year
Boston College F graph Rejected 01/22/16 -- -- 03/18/16 1 year
University of Georgia F graph Waitlisted 01/23/16 -- -- 03/17/16 1 year
Loyola University Chicago F graph Rejected 01/05/16 -- -- 03/11/16 1 year
Stetson University F graph Rejected 01/05/16 -- -- 03/11/16 1 year
University of Houston F graph Rejected 01/14/16 -- -- 03/03/16 1 year
University of Miami F graph Rejected 01/14/16 -- -- 03/08/16 1 year
Creighton University F graph WL, Rejected 01/20/16 -- -- 03/08/16 1 year
University of Missouri Columbia F graph Rejected 01/11/16 -- -- 03/07/16 1 year
Nova Southeastern University F graph Accepted W 01/05/16 -- -- 03/04/16 1 year
Emory University F graph Rejected 01/22/16 -- -- 03/03/16 1 year
University of Idaho F graph Waitlisted 01/13/16 -- -- 03/03/16 1 year
Michigan State College of Law F graph Waitlisted 01/13/16 -- -- 03/01/16 1 year
George Mason University F graph Rejected 01/14/16 -- -- 02/19/16 1 year
Hofstra University F PT graph Waitlisted 01/05/16 -- -- 02/11/16 1 year
University at Buffalo F graph Waitlisted 01/06/16 -- -- 02/05/16 1 year
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Waitlisted 01/14/16 -- -- 02/02/16 1 year
Chapman University F PT graph Rejected 01/15/16 -- -- 01/29/16 1 year
Syracuse University PT graph Rejected 01/05/16 -- -- 01/28/16 1 year

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Extra Curricular Information

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Inc. Div Statement
Inc. LSAT Addendum

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Truly #blessed. 2 Great books that got me to where I am today based on my stats were LSAT Necessary & LSAT Trainer.

Good Luck to every one this cycle. I hope you all get into your top law school choices!

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Majority of schools have had their fees waived for this 2015-2016 cycle on LSAC. Others, I simply emailed the admissions committee, told them I took the December 2015 LSAT and wanted to apply. They all sent back a waiver code. If you don't ask, then you don't get! Since my LSAT score is weak I decided to swing for the fences and play the law of averages. More WL I can get on the greater chances of one of them scooping me up.

P.S.- scholarship funds are cumulative (3 years) and rankings below reflect 2017 stats (US & News)

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1/11/16-Florida coastal phone call & email with acceptance. In addition to $$ they are throwing in a Mac Book Air lol.

1/11/16-Appalachian phone call with acceptance with packet in the mail. Who?

1/11/16- Phoenix (Arizona Summit) email with acceptance

1/14/16-Charlotte email with acceptance

1/19/16- Depaul (ranked #111) email with wait-list (soft rejection). I called to ask about how the wait list works and they said they hardly go into it as their seats are always full. Chances of getting in are slim to none.

1/21/16-John Marshall Chicago email with acceptance. I'm surprised not a phone call with the amount of $$ they offered.

1/21/16-Golden Gate email with acceptance

1/22/16- Chicago Kent (ranked #86) email with wait list (soft rejection). Was digging this school sucks.

1/22/16--New England phone call with acceptance

1/28/16--Syracuse email with rejection. First official rejection blows... : / .... Thought I had a chance for the PT program. I notice how rejection/ wait list notifications are sent via email. They don't want to spend the stamp, don't blame them.

1/29/16--Chapman University rejection email. F@#k need 150+ on the LSAT to play ball with ranked schools...

1/29/16--Barry University acceptance email with $$ and phone call

2/2/16--Yeshiva University (ranked #74) Wait list email (soft rejection). Surprised it wasn't a full rejection like Syracuse (ranked #86).

2/2/16--Western New England University phone call with acceptance

2/5/16--University of Buffalo (ranked #100) Wait list email (soft rejection).

2/11/16--Howard Law acceptance email. First ranked school (ranked #106). No scholarship though :/.....

2/11/16- Hofstra (ranked #111) WL snail mail (soft rejection). I'm surprised they spent the postage for a WL. Let's see how things unfold by May 1 when everyone puts their seat deposits somewhere.

2/19/16-George Mason rejection email. Was a long shot.

2/29/16-Suffolk University acceptance email.

3/1/16--Michigan State (ranked #100) Wait List Email (soft rejection)

3/2/16--Accepted to U of Akron (ranked #136) via phone call with $3K a year guaranteed scholarship. Tuition cheap $24/year out of state.

3/3/16--U of Idaho (ranked #111) wait list email (soft rejection)

3/3/16--Penn State Rejection Email

3/3/16--Emory Rejection Email

3/3/16--U of Houston Rejection Snail Mail.

3/4/16--Nova Email Acceptance. Wait I just realized its conditional and they want you to pay $1500 to take a summer course and if you pass you get in. Yea OK. Just withdrew my app. NEXT.

3/7/16-Missouri Columbia rejection snail mail. What's bizarre is they solicited me based on my stats (i actually emailed stating if they saw my LSAT and GPA) then after 3 mo they rejected me. Look into US News Methodology. Schools get a boost in their ranking by keeping their acceptance ratio low. So, the hustle is to invite you to apply with the intention to reject. Be ware.

3/8/16-Email from Creighton Law (ranked #106) saying my app is on hold they can't decide to admit / deny/waitlist lol. They will make a decision mid April I guess when everyone sorts out where they are going.

3/8/16-U of Miami rejection email. Sucks right in my back yard.

3/8/16-Mitchell Hamline Law acceptance email (rank #140) with 50% tuition comped. Not bad.

3/9/16-Roger Williams Law Phone Call with 20% Tuition Comped.

3/9/16-Widener University Law phone call acceptance

3/10/16-Stetson Law rejection email

3/11/16-Loyola Chicago rejection email

3/15/16-Western State Law Argosy University Rejection Snail Mail

3/15/16--Mercer University School of Law (ranked #123) wait list (soft rejection) email. Crunch Time schools are getting more selective.

3/16/16--U of Georgia (rank #33) Wait List (soft rejection) letter via snail mail. Still can't believe I got WL into this school-i'm gassed. Highest ranked WL school i got put on.

3/17/16--Seton Hall rejection application status check.

3/18/16--Boston College rejection email. Gave me the Boot :/...

3/18/16--American University (rank#78) WL (soft rejection). On my list of top schools to attend. Good Opp to jump into the DC market.

3/21/16--FAMU acceptance via email.

3/21/16--St John University (ranked #74) WL (soft rejection) email.

3/21/16--Northeastern University (ranked #82) WL (soft rejection) email.

3/21/16--Wake Forest WL (soft rejection) email. I'm pretty gassed however (ranked #40). Second highest wait list i got put on to...This week is crunch time.

3/24/16--Tulane University rejection email.

3/24/16--U of Florida (ranked 48) WL email (soft rejection). My first pick! Best law school for value and brand name in Florida (arguably).

3/24/16--New York Law School Acceptance (ranked #111)

3/25/16--U of Colorado Boulder (rank #40) WL email (soft rejection). Great school would love to go if I can get in!

3/28/16--U of Richmond rejection snail mail.

3/30/16--Georgia State rejection email.

3/30/16-William & Marry (rank #33) WL email (soft rejection). not bad, not bad...

3/31/16--Penn State Dickinson (rank # 86) WL email (soft rejection).

4/1/16--Baylor Law rejection snail mail.

4/1/16--Valparaiso University rejection snail mail

4/1/16--Drake University (ranked #111) WL snail mail (soft rejection)

4/1/16--University of Tulsa (ranked #86) WL snail mail (soft rejection)

4/1/16---OMG! Indiana Maurer Acceptance (RANK #25) email with $$$---Game On! I went to visit they pay for your entire trip, air, hotel, rental car and require no deposit to hold a seat. Great Value!

4/4/16--Albany law rejection email

4/4/16--Case Western (rank #57) WL email (soft rejection)

4/5/16--Washington Univ St. Louis rejection email

4/6/16--West Virginia rejection snail mail

4/7/16--UNC Chapel Hill Rejection Email.

4/8/16--Ohio St Rejection Email

4/8/16--FSU Law Rejection Snail Mail

4/12/16--Duquesne University Rejection Email

4/12/16--U of Illinois (ranked #40) WL email (soft rejection). Not bad, not bad..

4/13/16--Villanova law (ranked #74)WL email (soft rejection)

4/14/16--Catholic University (rank #103) WL email (soft rejection)

4/14/16--U of Tennessee (rank #65) WL email (soft rejection)

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4/15/16--SMU Law (rank#45) WL email (soft rejection). First one after big deposits due deadline for most schools. Now it will get interesting to see what else comes in!

4/18/16--Pace Law (rank#136) WL email.

4/18/16--Santa Clara Law (rank#129) Acceptance email. WEST COAST in the house! Finally haven't received any communication from that side for a minute.

4/19/16--U of San Fran WL email. They were ranked last year but noticed they quickly dropped out the races to being unranked. Ouch.

4/20/16---DePaul University (rank#111) Acceptance. Got picked up off the WL and got offered $$. I did not send a LOCI. They put me on a WL 1/19/16. 45 racks a year though-pricey.

4/21/16--U of California (Hastings) rejection email

4/21/16--Mercer Law Acceptance (rank #123). Got picked up off WL on 3/15/16.

5/2/16--Marquette Law (ranked#123) WL email (soft rejection). A little late to the party lol.

5/7/16--U of California IRVINE (ranked #28) WL email (soft rejection). Would be sweet to go to this school on the west coast..

5/10/16--Cuny Law (Ranked 131) conditional acceptance into the "pipeline to justice program". I emailed them that I am withdrawing.

5/10/16--DePaul Law (ranking #111) just emailed me and bumped up their scholarship offer to $45K for 3 years (from $24K) with no LOCI or response by me. So, i emailed them seeing if they could beat IU offer and they said they dont match or beat completing schools bids. Too bad...

5/17/16--Pitt Law rejection email.

5/18/16--Brooklyn Law School Rejection Email

5/20/16--University of Maine (ranked#111) WL (soft rejection) email.

5/20/16--Pepperdine University rejection snail mail

5/23/16--University of California Davis rejection snail mail

5/23/16--American University (ranked #78) phone call acceptance off WL. I had to reject as they offered no $$. Couldn't beat IU deal. Sucks another great school.

6/23/16-got a call from Villanova Law (ranked #74) to get off their WL. I had to decline as there was no $$ money given. Great school though.

6/24/16--Email Acceptance of WL Illinois Law Champagne (ranked #40) with $60,000 scholarship. Oh boy got a contender.... : o......

7/20/16--FIU LAW Acceptance!! Phone call and email. Only $21 a year for in-state (total $63K for the JD). Whewww'....tough tough tough decisions......I actually took a visit yesterday and decided to pass. Great school just too young for me. Plus I want to get out of Miami.

7/29/2016-Chicago Kent ACCEPTED!!(ranked #86). I was WL in 1/22 too bad they took so long to get back to me...

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8/11/2016-I chose I.U. Bloomington (ranked #25). Amazing school. I love this town. Its progressive, hip, like an oasis in the middle of Indiana. Extremely diverse. B-Town is where it's @! I would have never thought being from a big city. Good luck to all on your journey!! It's a great time to go to law school. Oh BTW, ~150 pages assigned reading before day 1 of class--BE READY!!!!!!!
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3/12/17---Hey all. just an update as i finally got some time as its officially spring break thank G. If your following me then you know i'm in my second semester 1L. Listen. Law school is Hard AF!!!!! The hardest thing you will probably come across. Cold Calls are sour, Massive Volume of Readings are painful, and Grades are soul crushing, relative to the competition. Everyone is smart. The margins on who's smarter are paper thin. Teachers can only give out a couple of A's and a couple of C's with the rest falling in between (you can fail of course if you don't study). You are in the library Monday through Sunday. Sleep is a luxury. Let me repeat. Sleep is a Luxury!!! Our Con Law professor said the other day "you guys are 1L's....you sleep when you die." #RealTalk. The good news is stick with it and you'll make it through. Time and dedication is the answer. HMU if you have any Q on what to do (not do) when you start up in fall/spring. Good Luck on your cycles!

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3/24/17----Some motivation for all!! Just landed a 1L summer federal district court clerkship....this is HUGE as 2L summer employers choose to interview you based on your 1L experience and then extend you an offer post 3L summer. A lot of networking but the brand name really played a role. Work as hard as you can to get into the BEST ranked school as you can then network like crazy!! nothing is handed to you; you just need the interview. I'll jump on time to time answering questions in the DM as i noticed a lot of people have been hitting me up. Good luck everyone. It can happen to you ! never give up. No one looks at LSAT scores (or talks about them) the minute you step on law school soil. take care!!
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Visitor Comments

  • UM
  • Wednesday, January 20 2016 at 01:39 PM

MY fingers are crossed for you, just becuasue i didnt make the cut, doesnt mean you wont :) good luck

- 0134580
  • Famu waiver
  • Thursday, January 21 2016 at 05:12 PM

hey, I went to one of their events and got a waiver than

- 0134580
  • Thursday, January 21 2016 at 06:14 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to GGU! I'm hoping to hear back from them soon. I see that we sent our applications to them around the same time - when was yours marked as complete and in review?

- nkristine
  • New England
  • Wednesday, January 27 2016 at 01:12 AM

I couldn't figure out how to respond to your question on my page but, yes, I was given a full tuition scholarship to New England.

- kristaann_vt
  • John marshall
  • Wednesday, February 24 2016 at 12:02 AM

Congrats on John Marshall! Awesome location right in the middle of the city!

- SMLaw
  • Nova
  • Tuesday, March 15 2016 at 11:40 AM

What was the $1,500 for? Was that a seat deposit? Congrats on all the acceptances.

- joseph.leclair
  • UGA
  • Thursday, March 17 2016 at 04:53 PM

Did UGA update the online status checker or just send snail mail?

- mbb2015
  • You Rock
  • Tuesday, March 29 2016 at 01:13 PM

Congrats on your acceptances!

- Win9808
  • Retake
  • Wednesday, March 30 2016 at 11:25 PM

Hey, I was curious, what is stopping you from a retake?

- dw487
  • Indiana / Boulder
  • Wednesday, April 06 2016 at 05:07 PM

Did they email you to notify of acceptance? Also for Boulder are you in the priority waitlist or standard waitlist?

- gobigred1941
  • cost this cycle?
  • Saturday, April 09 2016 at 04:54 PM

How much did it cost you to send out all those applications? I was going to apply to many schools, but couldn't afford the $30 a pop, even with fee waiver, you only can apply to 3 schools for "free". So I only did 4 additional apps. Interesting you were rejected from Valpo.

- mooseb
  • IU Maurer
  • Monday, April 11 2016 at 01:00 PM

Thanks! You had an awesome cycle as well. I have actually decided to attend IU after I went to the admitted students day. What school are you leaning towards?

- jmh2029
  • SCU
  • Tuesday, April 19 2016 at 11:53 AM

Congrats on your acceptance to Santa Clara! I feel exactly the same way -- haven't heard much from them (beside their responses to my emails which is basically "thank you for your continued patience.") I'm really hoping to hear from them by the end of this month and have some peace of mind!

- nkristine
  • Tuesday, May 17 2016 at 02:50 AM

Accepted at Hofstra hooray but My favored schools are Pace/NYLS and Brooklyn

- miki1
  • Wednesday, May 18 2016 at 12:05 AM

I'm leaning toward SU!! Which one are you leaning toward?

- jessalynn318
  • Saturday, May 21 2016 at 03:55 AM

first downpayment coming up next week for some schools hopefully it will free up some space

- miki1
  • Thank you!
  • Friday, May 27 2016 at 03:14 PM

Thank you, aarwu2000. I'm going to WVU! Have you chosen a school yet?

- purpleheartgoldblood
  • Question about Maine Law
  • Monday, August 01 2016 at 11:22 PM

Seems we both got our waitlist notification for maine law on the same day. Has your status changed? Mine is blank and says a letter was sent out 7/28

- Wiselucy
  • Thank you
  • Wednesday, March 15 2017 at 01:19 AM

Your documentation of your process is super insightful. Thanks for posting.

- marj2454

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