My LSATs were disappointing, given how much studying I did, but they were a 15 and 17 pt increase over my diagnostic. Idk. It's whatever at this point.
I sent my apps in no particular order, if anything, it was just about which app was easier to complete.
October 29 - invited to interview at WashU.
November 9 - waitlisted at Alabama. Why'd you waive my CAS fee, exactly?
November 12 - complete interviews at WashU and Northwestern.
November 16 - multiple apps listed as under review including Northwestern, Berkeley, and UCLA, I believe.
November 21 - in at WashU! And an email about a fellowship at Notre Dame, which sounds pretty cool (but no acceptance email from ND)!
November 26 - invited to interview at Cornell.
November 29 - received WashU scholarship email.
November 30 - in at Minnesota via the status checker! $40K/year scholarship to boot!
December 1 - Cornell online interview. Didn't do as well as the Northwestern interview, but still serviceable.
December 10 - sent LOCI to Vandy, they allow you to do this even if you're pending. It was a LOCI/Why Vandy statement.
December 14 - in at Albany! It's a solid option if I want to practice in NYS, particularly upstate (where I'm from).
December 17 - ED dinged by Northwestern. Found out because status checker did not include seat deposit.
January 2 - status checkers: UR at USC, UT, and Berkeley. I already have asked Northwestern to consider me for RD. Filled out that form the day my ED app was dinged.
January 10 - in at BU! Got the call mid-afternoon.
January 14 - donged at Cornell :( by email.
January 15 - MICHIGAN!! HOLY HECC! Via status checker.
January 25 - $0 at Michigan (shoot). Waitlisted at UCLA. Not a great day.
January 26 - in at Emory!! Award came with admissions offer: 23K/year.
February 5 - in at NDLS! Ice cream time (via status checker - seat deposit indicated)
February 7 - rejected at USC. I remember it not being a great app, I was so tired of applying by the time I hit send for them. Also, rejected for BU PI full ride scholly. Not a great day, once again. Sorry BU that's also a low-ball offer you gave me...
February 13 - a few updates: LOCI to UCLA; also rushing to complete CSS/FAFSA by deadlines.
February 14 - NDLS admissions packet. Included a $25K/year scholarship. Definitely a good option!
February 22 - I will have a bone to pick with NU. Waitlisted. But more so how long it took! I think they waited for the January LSAT even though their letter said I would hear back by the end of January.
March 1 - waitlisted at Texas. Looking like mostly waitlists at the T14 to 15. Not hopeful about negotiating with Michigan.
March 18 - successfully negotiated WashU up from 90K to 120K!
April 1 - decided I don't have enough time to hear back from Vandy, and we've already narrowed down to our top three options. I'm in a unique situation since my SO needs to start job-searching and learning about licensure in other states for PTs. Withdrawn.
April 8 - decision made after visiting WashU. Really enjoyed my visit, no big red flags (just people gunning already and name dropping higher-ranked law schools they got into) and got to really see STL thanks to some friends who live there!
In the next couple days I will have withdrawn all my apps. This will be my last update here on LSN. Wish me luck, and thanks for following.