buckeyegrrl (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
2 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted $54,000 01/09/12 01/12/12 02/08/12 02/22/12 2 years
7 University of Chicago F graph WL, Accepted W $30,000 01/18/12 01/19/12 03/09/12 05/09/12 2 years
5 Georgetown University F graph Accepted W $90,000 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/11/12 02/13/12 2 years
4 Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $75,000 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/10/12 01/16/12 2 years
8 University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $75,000 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/13/12 02/10/12 2 years
1 Stanford University F graph Waitlisted 01/13/12 01/18/12 01/30/12 04/18/12 2 years
10 University of Southern California F graph Accepted W $90,000 01/11/12 01/11/12 01/11/12 02/08/12 2 years
3 University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W 01/11/12 01/13/12 01/19/12 02/10/12 2 years
13 Howard University F graph Accepted W $25,000 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/17/12 01/24/12 2 years
6 New York University F graph Waitlisted W 01/14/12 01/17/12 01/30/12 04/09/12 2 years
7 Cornell University F graph Accepted W 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/25/12 04/03/12 2 years
11 Emory University F graph Accepted W $81,000 01/07/12 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/24/12 2 years
12 Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $105,000 01/11/12 01/12/12 01/19/12 02/01/12 2 years
9 University of Virginia F graph Rejected 01/09/12 01/10/12 01/10/12 03/12/12 2 years
8 University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W 01/11/12 01/12/12 01/25/12 03/07/12 2 years

Applicant Information

163
3.8
3.8
Public
Political Science
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
N/A
Female
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Volunteer work - career relevant
Internship
Leadership position
Other minor stuff
(approx. stats)

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

1/16 - It's MLK Day and offices are closed, so I wasn't expecting the acceptance email I received from Duke! I was worried because I'd sent all my apps in relatively late, but that non-binding PT is a stress-saver - 7 days later and a decision. (LS Predictor: Weak Consider).

1/23 - Duke acceptance packet came in the mail. Got a lanyard and a little notepad (made from recycled paper) as school swag. *shrug*

1/24 - In at Howard via online checker. $/yr, since not guaranteed :-|

1/24 - In at Emory via snail mail. Another quick decision - which is definitely appreciated. (LS Predictor: Admit)

2/1 - In at WUSTL via email. File under Scholarship Committee review. (LS Predictor: Admit)

2/10 - Busy day...
In at UC Berkeley via phone call. (LS Predictor: Strong Consider).
In at UCLA via phone call from Dean S (LS Predictor: Consider).
Also got a Scholar in Law Award from WUSTL.

2/13 - In at USC via snail mail. (LS Predictor: Strong Consider).

2/17 - In at Georgetown via snail mail. (LS Predictor: Consider).

2/22 - In at Michigan via online checker. Excited, but just when I thought I was going to pick Berkeley... (LS Predictor: Weak Consider).

3/7 - Mixed day...
Georgetown scholarship via email. More than expected.
Duke scholarship letter sent out today in snail mail.
WL at Penn. *Shrug* Prefer Mich. Withdrew. (LS Predictor: Consider).

3/10 - Duke scholarship letter arrived. Same amount as Gtown. Still nothing from UMich :-(. Will wait for the ASW to get a firm impression of Duke and NC.

3/12 - Rejected at UVa. Bummer when you get denied at a school you wouldn't have attended. (LS Predictor: Consider)
The only "gamechanger" left in my cycle is Stanford, once that's final, I can get down to decision-making.

3/14 - WL at Chicago via email. May withdraw. (LS Predictor: Consider).

3/16 - USC scholarship offer via snail mail. Hell of a lot better than UCLA, who only offered a need based grant so far. Will try to negotiate with the latter...

3/24 - Update: Sent email to UCLA to negotiate. Finaid upped by 10k/yr scholly in addition to need-based grant.

4/2 - Michigan scholarship after negotiation. Lowest yet, but better than nothing. Hoping for need-based aid too.

4/3 - In at Cornell via email. Better late than never I suppose...
Withdrew. (LS Predictor: Consider).

4/6 - UCLA and GULC scholarship increases via email. Pleasant, unexpected and unsolicited surprise.

4/9 - WL at NYU via email :-). Withdrew. (LS Predictor: Consider).

4/14 - Withdrew from Berkeley. ASWs make decisions easier. I didn't wait for the matching scholly offer - it would not have mattered.

4/21 - WL at Stanford via snail mail. Disappointed but way better than expected. (LS Predictor: Consider)

5/1 - Withdrew from Gtown. Toughest decision yet. It sickens me to turn down that much money...this is probably the last time before I become a lawyer that I choose happiness over money.

5/9 - Accepted off WL at Chicago today. I just don't know what to do...Jeez, they just threw in some money.

5/23 - Withdrew from Chicago. Just didn't feel the connection.

Visitor Comments

  • UCLA $$
  • Monday, April 09 2012 at 01:18 PM

How did you negotiate with financial aid office? Did you include your offers from higher ranked schools? Any advice will be appreciated! Thanks!

- cacao

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