amardis (2018-2019)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 University of Florida graph Rejected 10/13/08 -- 11/17/08 03/07/09 10 years
1 Thomas M Cooley Law School F PT graph Accepted W 09/22/08 -- -- 10/10/08 10 years
1 Texas A&M University School of Law F graph Rejected 10/14/08 10/14/08 10/20/08 02/23/09 10 years
1 Ave Maria University School of Law F graph Waitlisted 12/22/08 -- 01/13/09 -- 10 years
1 Florida International University F graph Rejected 12/11/08 -- -- 02/20/09 10 years
1 Gonzaga University F graph Rejected 10/15/08 -- 11/21/08 02/19/09 10 years
1 Georgia State University F graph Rejected 10/13/08 -- 11/15/08 02/19/09 10 years
1 University of Chicago F graph Pending 12/10/08 -- 01/07/09 -- 10 years
1 American University F graph Rejected 10/13/08 -- 11/14/08 02/11/08 11 years
1 Hofstra University F graph Rejected 11/06/08 -- -- 02/02/09 11 years
1 University of Dayton F graph Waitlisted 10/12/08 -- 11/05/08 01/29/09 11 years
1 Nova Southeastern University F graph Accepted SP 10/28/08 -- -- 01/28/09 11 years
1 Appalachian School of Law graph Accepted SP 10/28/08 -- -- 12/15/08 11 years
1 Chapman University F graph Rejected 12/08/08 -- -- 01/23/09 11 years
1 Brooklyn Law School F graph Rejected 10/14/08 -- 10/29/08 01/16/09 11 years
1 Baylor University F graph Rejected 12/08/08 -- 12/15/08 01/08/09 11 years
1 University of Denver F graph Rejected 10/22/08 -- -- 12/22/08 11 years
1 Florida Coastal School of Law F graph Rejected 12/01/08 -- -- 12/18/08 11 years
1 Ohio Northern University F graph Pending 10/22/08 -- 11/05/08 -- 11 years
1 North Carolina Central University graph Rejected 10/13/08 -- 11/06/08 11/17/08 11 years
1 Barry University School of Law F graph Waitlisted 10/12/08 -- -- 11/07/08 11 years
1 University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F graph Rejected 10/14/08 -- 11/17/18 12/06/08 11 years
1 University of Detroit Mercy F graph Pending 10/12/08 -- 10/31/08 -- 11 years

Applicant Information

146
2.54
3.02
Florida Atlantic University
Criminal Justice
N/A

Demographic Information

Port St. Lucie
Florida
White
Female
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Application Status Online...
Hofstra
University of Denver
University of Florida
Texas Weslayan
Chapman
Baylor
U of Chicago

*My date of decision is when I receive the letter, not when it is typed.

*A Note Regarding all my Fee Waivers...

Many schools offer application fee waiver if you apply before a certain date, such as January.
If you have a LSAC or LSAT fee waiver, many schools will waive their fee as well, sometimes it is automatic from applying directly through LSAC, other times, you have to print your fee waiver approval letter and send it to them.

I've taken a lot of time to try and find as many schools as possible that offer some sort of waiver. With my scores being so low, I'm expecting a lot of rejections, so I'm applying to as many as possible with the hopes that someone will take me aside from Cooley.

Each time I find a new waiver, I apply... What can it hurt, right?

Besides, I plan on putting myself in loads of debt by going to law school, with a return education. My goal is to become an Assistant State/District Attorney, and eventually become THE State/District Attorney. So if I can get a break in application fees, I'll take it! :)

Okay, so I might as well start posting for each school... I'll update as I look back on my records...

AMERICAN
Application Fee Waiver
The Washington College of Law waives the application fee only for applicants who were granted a recent LSAT or LSDAS fee waiver by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Applicants who received such a fee waiver will have their application fee automatically waived when they apply on-line through the LSAC electronic application service.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
I couldn't find any info about a fee waiver, but I figured I'd apply anyways. However, when I went to print the certification page, it had a fee waiver option on there, so I checked it off and printed my fee waiver approval letter.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Fee is automatically waived if you have the LSAC fee waiver.

BAYLOR UNIVERISITY
Electronic application form -- $40.00 non-refundable application fee is waived.

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
Important information concerning application fee waivers

Applicants requesting a fee waiver must use the paper application. Submit a copy of your LSDAS/LSAT waiver with the application. Application fees are nonrefundable once they have been processed.

TEXAS WESLAYAN
Apply early and fee is waived...

UNIVERSIY OF ST. THOMAS - Minn
Apply by Dec. 31st and fee is waived...

UNIVERSITY OF WYMOMING
Fee Waiver. The fee may be waived in cases of extreme personal hardship. Applicants who feel unable to pay the fee should (1) complete the LSAC Fee Waiver Application, (2) transmit the application and required documents electronically through LSAC, (3) attach the completed Fee Waiver response and send the documents directly to the Office of Admissions.

NOVA
If you have a LSAC fee waiver, just print your fee waiver approval letter and send it with your certification page.

BARRY - Several ways....
Pell Grant Recipient - Print your award letter and send it to them.
LSAC Waiver - Print your fee waiver approval letter and send it.
Barry Alumni - If you knows someone that graduated from there, they can sign a waiver for you.
Barry graduate, if you went there, you can get your fee waived.
And, you can just go old fashioned and write them a letter explaining your need, they might waive it, might not.

CHAPMAN
You must submit a written statement outlining your request and financial circumstances. Please include the following documentation supporting your statement; 1) Last year's W-2 form, 2) A financial aid award letter specifying your need, 3) Last year's tax return, or this year's if you have it. Your request will be reviewed. If it is denied, you will be notified via e-mail.

If you have received a fee waiver via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), your Chapman University School of Law application fee will automatically be waived when you apply electronically via our electronic application on LSAC%u2019s website.

If you have received a fee waiver from us via US mail, you must complete your application via the electronic application on LSAC%u2019s website, print it out and fax the application and the fee wavier to 888-289-5033. Your documents will be retrieved by the Law Admissions Office and you will receive an email verifying the receipt of your application once the information is entered into our database.

If I can answer any more questions, let me know. :)

My main interest in most of my schools is to be somewhere besides here. I'm ready for a life change, and with it comes a change in scenery. I'm hoping anyways. I've lived in Florida practically all my life, and I want to go somewhere else.

HOW DO YOU SEARCH FOR WAIVERS?
Well, searching for fee waivers can be pretty tedious... I pretty much go straight to the search engine first if available on the site and simply type in fee waiver. If nothing comes up, then it becomes difficult, I pretty much start clicking on any link that is possibly related, and hopefully come up with something, and if that still doesn't work, I e-mail the admissions dean and ask if one is available, and if not, request one... Hope this helps.

Amy

SGA Senator
Volunteer for the Humane Society
Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Alternative Spring Break 2008 Camp n Clean - 50 Community Service Hours

Scholarships I'm applying for:
American-PIPS
11/19/08 - Application has been received and is under review...

Gonzaga-Thomas More
University of Denver-Chancellor and others

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Student Leadership Scholarship
SGA Student Leadership Award
Sebastian Civic Association Scholarship
Dollars for Scholars Scholarship
Internship with a Judge
Internship at the Crime Lab
Employment at the State Attorney's Office
Employment at a Law Office

3/24/09
Re-Waitlisted at Ave Maria. I might have missed some updates or still haven't received some decisions yet. I think I'm down to being waitlisted at Barry, Ave Maria, and Dayton. And I believe, rejected everywhere else... :( I'm coming to the realization that I might not be going this time around.

2/18/09
Texas Weslayan - Decision was mailed out yesterday, not counting on anything...
U of FL - Under Review as of 1/19/09
Nothing else new to report, lots of rejections, unfortunately... Don't think I'll be going to law school this year, but that doesn't mean I won't be going...

1/28/09
Accepted to Nova's AAMPLE Program. Unfortunately, its my best offer yet. It's quite expensive and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to afford it. Anybody have any suggestions? It's $3500 and financial aid won't cover it because it isn't degree seeking. Looks like a good program though. Get at least a 2.5 and neither class can be below a C.

1/2/09
Hofstra - Same
U of FL - Same
Tex Wes - Same
Chapman - Incomplete still?
Baylor - Incomplete still?

12/22/08
Denver.... Dinged up badly... I was really hoping for this one, not sure why. On top of being rejected from what makes 4 law schools now, I also lost my job today. I'm now rejected and broke, kind of sucks at the moment...

12/22/08 Online Status
Hofstra - Same
U of Denver - Same (Still no letter in mail yet???)
U of FL - Same
Tex Wes - Same
Chapman - Same
Baylor - Same?

12/17/08 Online Status
Hofstra - File With Admissions Committee
U of Denver - Decision Made
U of FL - All Documents Rec'd
Tex Wes - Application Under Review
Chapman - Incomplete?
Baylor - Application Complete
U of Chicago - Application Rec'd and in Process

12/16/08
Wrote Denver, they said my decision letter was sent out on Monday, the 15th! Which means.... I'll know by the end of the week!

12/16/08 Online Status
U of Chicago - Application Rec'd and in Processing - Something Mailed on 12/15/08, possibly application file is complete? Mailing Description not listed.

12/15/08
Rec'd offer of PASO to Appalachian. Pre-Admission Summer Opportunity. Not so thin, but not thick white envelope. It's a month long course, the initial 3 weeks is done online, and the final week is done on campus. It's 1500. Seems affordable anyways... Not sure how to feel on this one, it seems like a good opportunity, but I was told not to take offers of any type to summer programs by one of my pre-law professors. I don't have to make a decision until April, so, we'll see what else gets offered.

Does anyone else have thoughts on summer programs?

12/15/08 Online Status
Hofstra - File with Admissions Committee
University of Denver - Same
University of Florida - Same
Texas Wesleyan - Same
Chapman - Incomplete
Baylor - File Complete
U of Chicago - Application Received and in Processing

12/11/08 Online Status
Hofstra - Same
University of Denver - Same
University of Florida - Same
Texas Weslayan - Same
Chapman - Same
Baylor - Not Available Yet

12/10/08 Online Status
Chapman - Incomplete

12/9/08
Okay, I'm liking the prospect of Denver more and more... I looked at the past years acceptions and rejections, and it seems to be that all acceptions are sent before the new year, and rejections are made after. I know they've already made my decision, so I have hope.... Plus, they just seem really nice so far. They respond almost immediately when you e-mail them. Let's hope I get accepted there...

12/8/08
It's been two weeks since Denver wrote me a letter saying that they were sending me a decision... I'm just so anxious!!! Maybe I should write again? I went ahead and wrote them. They said the dean was called away unexpectedly out of the country and they were having a hard time getting letters signed and processing applications. :( Makes me a little less hopeful... Maybe they just weren't able to have my rejection letter signed? Guess I'll just have to wait another couple of weeks... They said it would be another week and my letter would be sent out...

12/8/08 - Online Status
Hofstra - Same
Denver - Same
U of FL - Same
Tex Wes - Same

12/6/08
Rec'd Rejection letter from St. Thomas - Minn. I plan to get a lot of rejections, but it still hurts...

12/5/08 - Online Status
Hofstra - Same
Denver - Same
U of FL - Same
Tex Wes - Same

12/2/08 - Online status
Hofstra - 11/26/08 File Pending Committee Review
Denver - 11/20/08 Decision has been made
U of FL - 10/22/08 All required documents received
Tex Wes - 10/14/08 No Decision Made, 11/26/08 Application under Review

11/26/08 - I wrote Denver and they confirmed that a decision was made, they said that the letter would be mailed within a week or so.. Keep in mind almost instantaneously I received a response to my e-mail. So, my thoughts.... If I did get rejected, they would have sent it already, don't they just put a quick insert here for rejections? So, I'm hopeful, maybe I might actually get waitlisted, or, even better, accepted.

11/23/08 - So, I decided to start trying to look at the sites that let you look at the application status. Not much luck there, guess I might as well wait for the snail mail version. I did find University of Denver made a decision, frustrating part, it just says, decision made... Ack! I just want to know!

11/17/08- Rec'd my first rejection letter today. It wasn't unexpected, I kind of botched up the application, I had a different school listed in my personal statement. Oops... Still disappointing though. :(

10/24/08-Even more unfortunate, I received the dreadful news that I did even worse on my LSAT this time around, I got a 144. I just can't seem to get control of that reading comprehension section...

10/22/08-Unfortunately, Michigan State does not offer any application fee waiver, I'd really like to apply, so I might just fork out the money for it.

10/20/08-After sending out numerous e-mails, I've found out my application is complete at Texas Weslayan, and University of Detroit Mercy considers applications on a rolling basis.

10/10/08-Received my acceptance letter to Thomas Cooley, though about considering a spring start. The fee was due on the 15th, I read more about the school on sites other than their own, and decided against this one. It appears that they pretty much accept every one to try and get you in the door to pay for your first year, then grade really tough and only the top few pass.

I keep finding more fee waivers, so I apply to more each day. I also started looking for any type of scholarships available and started applying to them as I find them.

Visitor Comments

  • Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 12:54 PM

Good Luck with everything. My lsat score is pethetic, but I don't test well on standardized tests.

- sjg485
  • american
  • Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 01:35 PM

hey.. im applying to American as well.. good luck.. and congrats on Cooley. What attracts you about brooklyn.. there is no fee for their app.. still trying to decide if i want to apply.. guess it doesnt hurt.

- soldiva
  • Fee Waivers?
  • Thursday, October 30 2008 at 12:00 AM

I haven't submitted any applications yet. Hopefully by the end of this week. When you apply through the LSAC website how does the whole fee waiver thing work? I noticed that some schools waive the application fees if you apply before a certain date

- nattyboh
  • Fee Waivers
  • Tuesday, November 04 2008 at 09:20 AM

Wow a lot of waivers! How did you get the one from Gonzaga, Georgia State, and UDM?

- ABALaw
  • Fee Waivers
  • Monday, November 10 2008 at 09:13 AM

Hey how did you get so many fee waivers?

- MissLaw87
  • Good Luck!
  • Thursday, November 13 2008 at 12:37 PM

We are applying to quite a few of the same schools. I was curious as to how you got a fee waiver for Barry and Nova? I saw that you explained that many schools offer them for applying earlier than a certain date, and I was wondering if that's the case with either of those? Thanks, and good luck! :)

- nap05
  • Thursday, November 13 2008 at 01:10 PM

We have the same frustrations with the LSAT! =) I have also grown up in FL all my life and would love to get out...but Nova is a good 2nd choice! Good Luck with your cycle!

- UNChopeful
  • Wyoming
  • Tuesday, November 18 2008 at 04:24 PM

Wow how did you manage a fee-waiver from them?!

- ABALaw
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 05:44 PM

How do you find fee waivers??? I am interested....

- rosiesrules
  • Hey same numbers
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 03:00 PM

Hey we have the same numbers pretty much! First off I would like to say congrats to Cooley and good luck with the rest. I was wondering have you hear any feedback from the other schools you have applied to

- aimperia
  • Tuesday, December 02 2008 at 01:24 PM

Haha thanks for the tip.. I think my top choice would be widener. Whats yours?

- aimperia
  • good luck.
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 04:33 PM

Good luck on this cycle. You have a good list here amardis. Let's stay in touch here.

- CriminalLaw6th
  • Saturday, December 06 2008 at 06:06 PM

Thanks for the comment. Good luck to you as well.

- hellfish6
  • Beginning
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 12:47 PM

Thanks Yes it is a start. All I have to do is knock out the interview and the summer program and I am in. How is the process goign for you. Congrats on the admit to Thomas Cooley. Where you shooting to attend?

- jregister
  • Thursday, December 11 2008 at 08:31 AM

Wow, you have so much information on your profile. I am in the same boat as you with my bad LSAT score. Hopefully I'll get a miracle and be accepted to one of the schools I applied to.

- tua05057
  • Good Luck!!
  • Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 06:48 AM

Hey, I've been keeping an eye on your profile, we have similar scores but are applying to very seperate schools. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

- Candyman134
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 07:31 PM

hey i am applying to like a 100 schools with the same idea in mind. Where did u find the fee waiver application to American University

- Angela
  • Friday, December 26 2008 at 07:19 PM

Before you decide for Ave Maria Law School check this! http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/apr/17/ave-marias-law-school-will-relocate-vineyards-nort/

- soccertony23
  • Thank you
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 02:05 PM

Thank you. Its funny because I applied to Ave Maria at the last minute and that was the first LS acceptance letter I recieved.

- destiny1215
  • App Status
  • Wednesday, January 07 2009 at 04:14 PM

Hey. I noticed you got into Thomas Cooley. That's awesome. What is your top choice?

- destiny1215
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 07:26 AM

Hey I just wanted to say good luck with everything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as you are. I've been rejected so far by all the schools that sent me a decision letter. Hang in there. I'm sure we would both make excellent lawyers. Some law schools are just to dumb to see it

- aimperia
  • incomplete apps
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 11:19 AM

hey have u called the schools that still say incomplete? i would ask them what ur missing...

- dclaw1
  • AAMPLE
  • Thursday, January 29 2009 at 05:48 AM

Hi... My old roommate from college graduated with a JD from Nova. I asked her about AAMPLE and it turns out she did it too. She said it was difficult and she got a C in both courses. She recommended it if I wasnt accepted anywhere else and was serious about school. I am waiting on other apps. before deciding. I, too, think $3500 is a lot to pay without a guaranteed spot... Lets keep in touch re our thinking about this program. Best of luck on your other apps.

- kelmacias
  • Thursday, March 05 2009 at 08:22 AM

As a mom of a future law student, I think you should rethink Thomas Cooley. I know personally two individuals that had low GPA and average LSATs and they both did very well. One passed the Colorado bar and the other one passed the Texas bar. Said they got an excellent education. Cooley's thought about average scores is that they feel average students make better students than those that are 4.0'ers and 180 LSATs. So if you haven't turned them down. You might think twice and they offer great scholarships for good grades.

- aggie mom
  • hey
  • Sunday, May 10 2009 at 12:05 AM

Hey great profile, I'm just starting my law school application process and came across your page. I noticed you also go to FAU and had some pretty impressive internships.I'm trying to strengthen my application with any kinds of extracurriculars. Any advice on where to look for internships with law firms or anything in the legal community for that matter. Any clubs at FAU, that don't require a ridiculous amount of time? (I Work full time on top of school). If you have time and you could email me with any helpful info that would be great. ([email protected])

- david

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