My GPA remained pretty steady throughout undergrad - usually between a 3.0 and a 3.3. My major GPA was significantly higher, especially towards my senior year when I took several advanced poli-sci courses and received between a 3.7-4.0 in all.
I took the LSAT twice - first LSAT went poorly. Was very sick and very nervous - got a 157. Second time around went much better - got my score yesteday - 166! :)
1-10-07 - Submitted all applications yesterday. Am somewhat worried now that perhaps I didn't review them carefully enough or maybe I should have applied to some easier schools. There is still time - do you think I have the numbers for any of these schools?
1-12-07 - Still paranoid that I didn't do everything I could have. Per Chiashu, they say that I have a 12.9% shot at Georgetown, 17.4% shot at U of Michigan, 17.5% shot at U of Texas, 43.5% shot at George Washington, 46.7% shot at William & Mary, 47.8% shot at George Mason, 62% shot at U of Georgia, and a 68% shot at American.
Are those numbers hopeful? I have no idea.... I'm just praying at least one of them wants me! :)
2-1-07 - Just got an acceptance to GW via email from the association dean richards. Packet to follow in the mail, the email said! WOOO!!! I'm going to be a lawyer!
2-5-07 - Got a letter from UGA saying to check my status on their website, along with yet ANOTHER view book. Checked my status and it said CONGRATULATIONS! :) They said to expect a package in the mail soon. 2 down, 6 more to go!
2-10-07 - FINALLY received the info from UGA and George Washington via snail mail. The UGA stuff was totally lame - nothing personalized, nothing exciting, just three or four pages of what to do now. GW's was very nice - had a hand written note on the bottom from Dean Richards and was complimentary of my application as a whole. It came with a big magazine, class schedules, info, as well as a card for a free t-shirt, among other things. Much more attractive presentation than UGA.
2-22-07 - I haven't heard a thing from anyone in a loooong time. Am pulling my hair out, one at a time, and nearly attacking the mailman on a regular basis. Seriously already, I'd LOVE some letters...any time now! :)
2-24-07 - OMG, OMG, OMG - Michigan status checker changed to decision. I fully expect to be denied, but I PRAY I'm accepted. Or Waitlisted. Or anything other than denied. AAAH - must stalk mail man.
2-28-07 - U of M rejected me. I really wanted to move back home, so I'm pretty torn up. However, I knew it was a long shot to begin with. So depressing. :( Not quite wolverine material.
3-7-07 - Hooray, got a call from Kathy Zuppan at George Mason and they're admitting me! HOOORAY!!! This makes my life a lot easier. They're inexpensive, local (no move required) and I can start out part-time and keep my job, then transfer into full-time so I can get done in three years still. Excellent option - my husband will be pleased that he doesn't have to move, change jobs, etc. YAY!
3-8-07 - I'm an idiot. Apparently I applied either full time OR part-time and GM wants me full time. So....full time it is. :) I'm pretty sure I'll be accepting my spot there. I'm such a dork.
3-17-07 - Rejected from U of Texas today. Happy St. Patty's Day to me. :(
3-21-07 - Status Checker at Georgetown went to "decision" - the rejection or waitlist announcement should be on it's way to me as we speak. :) lol.... there's no way in hell.
3-22-07 - Denied at Georgetown. Oh well, whatev.
4-2-07 - Waitlisted at William & Mary. Ditto to Georgetown - whatev. I'm officially accepting George Mason's offer of full-time admission and will be sending letters withdrawing from the others shortly. :)
Good luck to all of you this cycle! I'll update if and when I hear from American....they're taking their sweet ass time with my application and at this point, I won't be attending. I'm just plain old offended.
4-6-07 - American FINALLY admitted me....but I doubt I will attend. It's just nice to know that I don't have the plague or whatever they originally thought of me. Who knew it could take THIS long for them to admit me. RANDOM.