SEE YOU ALL AT CHICAGO!
"Complete" dates are when I received the "Your application is complete" email.
Duke's acceptance: Big, packet-type envelope.
Georgetown's acceptance: Standard envelope (quite light).
NYU's acceptance: Standard, large manila envelope.
Northwestern's acceptance: Email
Chicago: Call from a Dean of Admissions, followed by a small, standard envelope.
UPenn's acceptance: HUGE, bubble-wrapped, gray envelope/package.
Columbia's acceptance: Large packet-type envelope.
Stanford's rejection: small, light, smelly enevlope.
1/8/07: Withdrew from Duke and Georgetown. Hopefully that'll hope those who are still waiting.
1/19/07: Call from Chicago, woohoo! Bonus points for a very pleasant phone voice.
1/26/07: Invited to University of Chicago Facebook Group.
1/29/07: The mail was full today: Acceptance packets from UPenn and Columbia and small little letter from Stanford announcing that yes, my freshmen grades were a factor (it didn't say that explicitly--just a theory).
2/21/07: FAFSA, Needaccess, and Columbia FA Questionnaire completed. Unless I get into Harvard or Yale, my choice will come down to grant-size, apartment-size, quality of campus, or whoever sends me a free t-shirt. It makes sense. If I got a nice t-shirt, I'd have to wear it. People would then see my wearing that school's t-shirt, and then voila! I'm committed. Has anyone ever used "voila" without an exclamation?
4/20: Visited Chicago and Columbia. There was no comparison. I'll see you all at Chicago!
4/23: Waitlisted at Harvard. No surprise there.
4/24: Withdrew from Columbia. That even feels weird to type out.
4/25: In a pre-emptive strike against Yale, I sent in my decision to Chicago.
4/26: Rejected from Yale. Ha ha! I rejected you yesterday (I wonder if they saw that?). Oh well, there goes my dream of teaching law or being made a Biglaw partmer during my 1L summer. I'll just have to wait until after I graduate now.
4/27: Applied for Chicago housing at Regents, it's like the Yale Law of Chicago housing, except people get accepted.
6/4: Withdrew from the Harvard waitlist (to truthfully commit at Chicago). I'm now 2 for 2 in my pre-emptive strikes.
SEE YOU ALL AT CHICAGO (or at the UVA softball tournament)!