alarue1125 (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
George Washington University PT graph Accepted W 01/09/07 -- -- 02/01/07 13 years
American University graph Accepted W 01/09/07 01/23/07 01/23/07 04/06/07 13 years
College of William and Mary graph Waitlisted 01/09/07 01/19/07 01/19/07 04/02/07 13 years
University of Georgia graph Accepted W 01/09/07 -- -- 02/05/07 13 years
George Mason University F graph Accepted A 01/09/07 -- 02/02/07 03/07/07 13 years
Georgetown University PT graph Rejected 01/09/07 -- 01/23/07 03/22/07 13 years
University of Texas Austin graph Rejected 01/09/07 01/27/07 01/27/07 03/17/07 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 01/09/07 01/29/07 01/29/07 02/28/07 13 years

Applicant Information

Private Methodist
Political Science

Demographic Information

Small Town

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of extracurriculars, have now been in the workforce for five years holding a variety of interesting jobs. Most recently, am in state affairs for a large trade association.

Am engaged to be married in July and would prefer to stay local....unless someone non-local gives me one hell of a scholarship. Frankly though, all factors considered, George Mason is sounding right for me. I hope to hear about some scholarship money soon! :) Cross your fingers for me!


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.

Visitor Comments

  • Awesome
  • Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 08:04 AM

Good to see you on here!!! Thanks for the comment. I thought you were going to apply to U of Hawaii, too? :) Nice and sunny. I keep teasing my mom that's where I will go.

- Hopekay
  • Best Wishes!
  • Wednesday, January 10 2007 at 05:01 AM

Just saying hi and good luck!

- hopekay
  • Of course...
  • Friday, January 12 2007 at 04:10 AM

you'll get into some of those. Your re-take was really strong. To ease some of the worrying, check out Chiashu's percentage numbers--unless you filled out your app's in crayon, it'll give you a pretty good idea. Go get 'em.

- andyroberts75
  • thanks!
  • Sunday, January 14 2007 at 03:27 PM

thanks for the advice...i'm signed up for the feb. test date, but i'm still hoping to start this fall (i noted on my apps that i will be retaking the test). your retake story gives me hope! best of luck with your endeavors!

- brigid
  • Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 06:53 AM

I've seen your PS and your scores with the retake are spectacular. Especially applying for part time programs, you will be fine. Good to see some "complete" applications! One step closer to decision. Yes, IUB scholarship is for three years. I put in details in the "additional info" section. Even with a scholarship, they still come out to $60,000. Funny thing though, Marquette offered me even less :( They are in Tier 3 and would end up costing $70,000. I don't think so!

- hopekay
  • GW looks really good!
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 12:12 PM

Thanks for the comment about George Washington :). I'm really excited about GW, and I've been reading about it obsessively since I got the call. Barring some insane thing like Penn or Northwestern throwing bushels of money at me, I'll be matriculating there in the fall. Dean Richards has been incredibly helpful, and the school itself looks really cool. Make sure to read the 'Washington in the Classroom' magazine that comes in your packet. It'll make you really, really jazzed about the school. I think GW has a decent amount of financial aid to give out, so if you're all set with the FAFSA and everything, you should do fine. By the way, you should check out their admitted students website.

- mumbling2myself
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 06:08 PM

I hope I get as lucky as you! You heard fast, *wow*! Major congratulations and I hope to be as fortunate. I think my application has pretty much communicated that I'll overnight them a deposit if they give me a seat, lol. And I'll keep my cell on for sure!

- gwuwannabe
  • you too!
  • Monday, February 05 2007 at 03:38 PM

I am sure you'll hear real soon- and the result will be positive. GW is great! Congrats on that! I'm def. happy to have gotten into AU (especially since it's my 1st) but would love a GW acceptance. Good Luck the rest of the cycle!!!

- cforest79
  • Thanks
  • Monday, February 05 2007 at 07:40 PM

for your kind comments. You should definitely be proud of your acceptances and the many more that have yet to come. Best of luck on the remainder of your cycle.

- CitySlicker4Life
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, February 08 2007 at 06:30 PM

Thanks for the congrats on AU. I'm thinking with your numbers that you'd be a strong candidate - and I certainly wish you the best of luck. Now I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to afford that place...

- k32
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 05:12 AM

I'm sure you'll hear soon. They've moved pretty slowly this year but seem to be picking up the pace now. As for where I'm going, good question. GW is currently my top choice but I'm going to wait and see how the financial aid packages come back. I'm pretty sure I won't get anything (in fact I know I won't get anything from American - they don't even let PT people apply for grants!) but I think it'd be silly to make any firm decisions beforehand. Good luck!!!

- gwuwannabe
  • Thanks, seems we have similar taste
  • Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 08:07 AM

UMich, G'town, GM, and GW... similar numbers, similar extracurriculars... :> Will you be my valentine? -sadly, I'm only half-kidding. Cheers! Good luck to us procrastinators with high hopes.

- exprezzion
  • Thanks for the congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 11:37 AM

I'm sure a similar record is only about a month away for you! I just got a call from Vandy admissions with a very generous scholarship offer, so I'm pretty much deadset on going there.

- ProverbialUnderdog
  • Hey there,
  • Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 04:35 PM

Your numbers and acceptances are looking mighty good too! Surprsingly enough, I don't have a xanga account. Feel free to e-mail any time though if you want to confer re GW PT. We're going to be lawyers soon; I figured I'd throw in the word "confer." ; )

- coffeegirl
  • cheers
  • Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 05:07 PM

ahh, the good ones are always taken. :( was just in the mood to spread cheer, glad taken as such. good luck with la dolce vita.

- exprezzion
  • solidarity
  • Thursday, March 01 2007 at 04:18 AM

thanks... actually i feel that your lsat performance looks much better than mine to an adcom... but what od I know. anyway, you're already in at GW which is, you know, an awesome school!

- ablaze
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, March 01 2007 at 01:28 PM

Thanks for the kind words and congratulations on your huge LSAT jump! You'll get into some great schools with a 166! To answer your question, AAMPLE stands for Alternative Admission Model Program for Legal Education. Only a few schools do it: Nova Southeastern, NYLS, and Albany, I believe. Basically, you take two summer classes (either online or at the school) and have to get a 2.5 cumulative or better to pass. If you do, you are granted admission into the Law School for the fall. However, I've heard horrible things about AAMPLE being a major rip-off (it costs about $3,000 to participate). At Nova, almost 90 people did the program and only 7 or 8 were actually offered admission. I've heard that even if you do everything right in the classes, you'll still get poor grades so they can take your money and then not admit you. It'll be a last option for me. Hope this answers your question! Best of luck with the rest of your applications!

- rsiegert
  • nice jump;)
  • Tuesday, March 06 2007 at 07:02 AM

hey, thats an awesome jump! do u have any suggestions for me.. i studied my butt off for 9 months, however, i apparantly go back to my old study habits on the exam.. grrr!!! i need desperate help with RC! i am thinking about taking a year off to try the bastard again in december... any thoughts???

- likeitshard
  • hey thanks!
  • Tuesday, March 06 2007 at 08:42 AM

yaa.. thanks for the info.. i want sports law.. so i am thinking right now, with the schools i have, Florida coastal would be my best bet.. my problem is, i am not satisfied with my score.. ahhh.. i hate it!! i know i can do better... how can i improve my RC?? and how do u go through the RC passages?? i figure, no matter what, im going to LS! and unless a stricken miracle comes through and i get into a solid cali school, i am taking a year off and studying for the beast again!!! i just need to approach the test differently.. that is all!!! kaplan extreme.. hmm.. i always hear bad stuff about them.. i am weary.. bc it defintely depends on the teacher... ur actually the only person i have spoken to who has said good things about them!

- likeitshard
  • michigan
  • Tuesday, March 06 2007 at 08:44 AM

omg! so ur in michigan, eh? where abouts?? i live north of MI! can not believe UM rejected u.. wow! oh well. u dont need them! u will get georgetown;)

- likeitshard
  • Thursday, March 08 2007 at 06:36 AM

congrats on GWU that sounds great for you and ur fam

- mikelley037
  • GMU
  • Monday, March 12 2007 at 08:28 AM

Congrats on GMU and GWU! I most likely will be going to GMU. It has a great program and your right you can't beat the in-state tuition too!

- LuckyGirl
  • re:
  • Wednesday, March 14 2007 at 08:24 AM

I'll be at Emory if they give me $$, if not then UGA.

- smarba718
  • George Mason
  • Friday, March 16 2007 at 04:59 AM

Thanks for the info. on George Mason, but with all the factors I'm dealing with, Georgia won out in the end. Now I'm just waiting to hear back from George Mason for the sake of curiousity

- oudidntno
  • W&M Response
  • Wednesday, March 21 2007 at 11:41 AM

You asked about how I heard from William and Mary. I received a package in the mail, so hopefully, you will hear soon, too. All the best!

- girlinva
  • GMU
  • Friday, March 23 2007 at 06:35 AM

I will see you there in the fall. Are you attending the Open House on April 15 though?

- LuckyGirl
  • G-Town?
  • Tuesday, March 27 2007 at 02:33 PM

anxiously awaiting the decision. i think you'll get in... because, well, i want to get in too with similar numbers! I'm still hoping for GW too.

- Exprezzion
  • Open House
  • Tuesday, April 03 2007 at 05:52 PM

I will see you there! I'm excited to go. I haven't been in DC for close to a year. I've missed it.

- LuckyGirl
  • GM
  • Sunday, April 08 2007 at 09:43 PM

Hey, Congrats on all of your acceptances. I saw that you plan to attend GM in Fall 07. I was recently admitted, and send in my seat deposit this past weekend. GM seems like a really good university, and being close to DC should be a good career prospect. Anyways, I will not attend the admitted students day next weekend, since I'm swamped with classes and finals coming up, so I was wondering if you can let me know how it goes, and what the feel of the school is. Thx.

- hellster
  • re: GM
  • Thursday, April 12 2007 at 02:00 PM

Hey, I would have to agree with you that I have been very fortunate considering I applied so late in March. I almost didn't apply to GM, because I felt the school was a bit of a reach for me. The LSAT is ok, definitely not the best. As for the GPA, I think it's very misleading. I am graduating a year early with no summers, and my GPA was 3.3 throughout the first two years. Last fall semester I took 5 upper level science classes at the same time, and as you can imagine, it didn't go over so well. I think my best soft factor was my personal statement, I have to say I'm very proud of it, and it's probably the reason I got in GM. Anyways, if all goes well I will probably see in the Fall at GM.

- hellster
  • re: GM
  • Thursday, April 12 2007 at 02:01 PM

Hey, I would have to agree with you that I have been very fortunate considering I applied so late in March. I almost didn't apply to GM, because I felt the school was a bit of a reach for me. The LSAT is ok, definitely not the best. As for the GPA, I think it's very misleading. I am graduating a year early with no summers, and my GPA was 3.3 throughout the first two years. Last fall semester I took 5 upper level science classes at the same time, and as you can imagine, it didn't go over so well. I think my best soft factor was my personal statement, I have to say I'm very proud of it, and it's probably the reason I got in GM. Anyways, if all goes well I will probably see in the Fall at GM.

- hellster
  • lol.
  • Thursday, April 12 2007 at 02:04 PM

Damn stupid LSN, posting the same message twice, and with the typo at the end, it's twice as bad. -lol

- hellster
  • GM
  • Wednesday, April 18 2007 at 08:47 AM

if i could pass it straight to you, it would be yours with a bow on top!

- LaminatedCat
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, April 20 2007 at 10:39 AM

On George Mason and GWU! Totally awesome :D

- somnium
  • RE: numbers
  • Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:29 AM

Hi there - if you actually run the numbers, I'm below a lot of schools' medians. Mason and American were a bit of a surprise, but who knows what goes on beyond the Adcom doors.... Good luck next year and enjoy Mason's gorgeous library!

- firstamendment
  • GM
  • Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:24 AM

Hey, Thanks for the info on George Mason. I'm looking forward to attending next year. I was wondering if you are familiar with the area, and know of good neighborhoods where I can possibly purchase a house.

- hellster
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, May 08 2007 at 05:20 AM

Congrats on your decision! Will you be withdrawing from the W&M waitllist?

- sld88
  • hey
  • Wednesday, May 09 2007 at 11:49 AM

did you put in a deposit at GW? thanks!

- gubound
  • reasons
  • Wednesday, May 16 2007 at 12:09 PM

I guess everyone has their reasons... yours sounds good to me. If they accept you, would you go?

- sld88
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, May 17 2007 at 01:01 PM

I wish you luck and happiness on your upcoming wedding! And good luck at GMU! As for your friend...I think we all have one of those :)

- sld88

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