1/11/12: Due to new circumstances, I'm withdrawing from the 2011-2012 cycle.
12/13/11: I probably won't update my profile for a while. That is all.
12/11/11: After some pumping and priming from a friend who attends W&L, I submitted my application there. No expectations honestly, though.
12/9/11: Decided to torture myself and check all my status checkers. Nothing really new except for the fact that Samford's status checker still has the same status (Application Complete), but the date changed from 10/31/11 to 12/9/11. *Shrug* That is all my LSN people.
12/7/11: Decided to check my status checkers since I've been trying NOT to get caught in the "checking it every 2 minutes" trap...lol...and the only one that has changed is Georgia State's. Status updated to "Complete and ready for review" as of 11/30/11. More waiting. *Sigh*
12/5/11: All is quiet over here. *Blank stare* This may be bad to say, but I don't feel as badly about my cycle anymore. I saw someone's profile that has a 167 LSAT score and they've been rejected by schools they should've easily gotten into. I know now that it's not "just me." Still wishing everyone good luck!
11/29/11: Interesting. I got accepted to U of M last year and then withdrew. I got flat out rejected this year. *Shrug* Whatever...lol. I'm a die hard Seminole fan anyhow. Lol.
11/22/11: Huh??? I called Alabama and they told me that a decision had NOT been made yet, but the reason they sent me the MyBama info is in case they, or any other department, wanted to contact me (i.e. financial aid sends me info). Okkkkkkkk. I don't get it. Maybe I'm slow, but why would any other departments contact me if I'm not accepted to the school and why wouldn't admissions just email me at the address included with my application as opposed to having me set up a @crimson.au.edu address??? What an emotional roller coaster ride...*blank stare*
11/21/11: TOTALLY CONFUSED! So...this evening I got an email from Alabama sending me instructions on how to set up a MyBama account. Mind you, I have not gotten any letter (snail mail or email) stating that I was accepted...and of course their status checker doesn't work. When I created my account, I expected something to be in the account stating a decision, but nothing! Everything LOOKS like I got in (I can log into their Banner system and register for classes, if I wanted to), but I want to be cautious and NOT get my hopes up, after all it's a LONG, lonely drop to the bottom if I wasn't accepted. (Lol).
11/18/11: Trying to figure out what the HECK is going on with my cycle!?!?!?!?! End of week 4. *sigh*
11/17/11: Excited. I got a decision...well, if you can call it that. Lol. Waitlisted at Barry. Checked the status checker a few mins ago and the status was "applicant waitlisted." Kinda didn't expect that, but oh well. At least they moved a little faster considering that I submitted the app on 11/9/11. Now let's see if we can get some other schools moving! :)
11/9/11: We've got movement people! Lol. Decision from Stetson via email. Rejection. I'm surprised that it didn't sting or anything. I expected to be kind of down when I got the first rejection. *Shrug*. Optimistically awaiting the next decision letter/email. :) (Oh. I decided to apply to more "safety" schools, as they're called. Just widening the net!)
11/2/11: All I can do is shake my head at the way some people carry on on this website. I wonder do they know that that's not a good look and that law schools know about this website. Just like employers investigate who you really are before hiring you by checking out your facebook/twitter pages, I wonder if law schools do the same. *Shrug* Just a thought.
10/25/11: Interesting article in USA Today. Title: Law schools are pressed to tell the truth. Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-10-24/ABA-law-schools-student-debt/50898362/1
10/24/11: Wanted to say that my GPA is so low because my freshman year in college I was faced with a lot of adversity, therefore, I have 27 hours (9 classes) worth of F's on my transcript. After sitting out (because of academic suspension and in order to get things in my life together) I went back to school at 23 and had an upward swing in grades. I never made anything below a B upon returning to school. Without the F's on my transcripts, my GPA would be around a 3.4. The thing that drives me crazy is that I discovered had I stayed out of school for 1 more year, I could've applied for my college's academic forgiveness program, which essentially deletes all your grades (not just F's) and you start fresh with a new transcript. That would have been fine with me since I had to retake ALL the classes I took that 1st year anyhow! It's hard to recover from 27 academic hours of F's, no matter how many A's you make. *Shrug* Oh well. All I can do is go forward with what I have.
8/12/11: *Criminal record info: One bounced check in 2001 (misdemeanor in my state). No additional criminal charges OR traffic tickets of any kind since 2001. I added this information because I'm sure there are others that are seeking admission into law school with criminal records and I wanted people to see that it is possible to get into law school with a criminal record, provided your criminal record does not show a callous disregard for the law!
7/25/11: May 2011, Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Graduate GPA: 3.75