crossnmyfingers (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
8 Fordham University graph Accepted W 01/16/06 01/19/07 02/16/07 03/12/07 13 years
1 University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 12/13/06 12/27/06 01/02/07 03/05/07 13 years
6 University of Notre Dame F graph Rejected W 12/24/06 01/02/07 -- 03/02/07 13 years
4 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected W 12/13/06 12/21/06 01/08/07 02/09/07 13 years
2 University of Chicago graph Rejected W 12/22/06 12/27/06 01/25/07 03/16/07 13 years
5 University of California Los Angeles F graph Waitlisted W 12/23/06 01/05/07 -- 04/25/07 13 years
2 New York University graph Rejected W 12/22/06 12/27/06 01/30/07 02/14/07 13 years
4 Northwestern University graph Pending D W 12/13/06 12/15/06 01/22/07 01/29/07 13 years
4 Georgetown University graph Rejected W 12/13/06 12/15/06 12/22/06 02/23/07 13 years
2 Duke University graph Waitlisted W 12/13/06 12/15/06 01/11/07 02/15/07 13 years
3 Cornell University graph Accepted W 12/13/06 12/14/06 12/28/06 01/18/07 13 years
2 Columbia University graph Rejected W 12/13/06 12/15/06 01/09/07 02/28/07 13 years
7 Boston College graph Waitlisted W 12/22/06 12/29/06 01/22/07 03/19/07 13 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Note: I'm applying straight from undergrad. Oh, and my permanent residence is in Massachusetts; I go to school out-of-state.

ECs: athlete, internships/jobs/clubs, 25-40 hrs/wk in non-academic activities

My PS/DS were well-written but really uninteresting.

I'm an over-represented minority (think: asians/jews). I'm told this may have hurt me at some schools like UMich and UCLA.

Like my username says, I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping some schools will accept me!

CRS Fee Waivers: UMich, UCLA, Notre Dame*

*Notre Dame gave me a fee waiver AFTER I applied. They promptly issued me a refund.

Application Components:
- The Dean's Certifications for Columbia, Cornell and Duke were all mailed at the end of October.
- LoRs were processed in early December (I have 4 LoRs - 2 from professors, 1 from an attorney/employer, and 1 from another employer from a place where i got employee of the year)
- I wrote all optional essays and submitted an addendum even if not asked. (I was very hesitant to submit extra materials when not asked -- we'll see how this turns out. [crosses fingers])

Reasons why I waited so long to send in my applications:
- I planned on retaking the Dec. LSAT (even paid for it - ughhh). I got sick that week and decided I did not want to risk taking it again, so I cancelled before the test date.
- Because I planned on retaking the LSAT, I told my recommenders that I would not need a LoR until Dec. I figured there would be no point to rush my apps unless at least one LoR was processed.
- I knew my fall semester grades would be strong and that it would give a slight boost to my GPA.
- I knew my numbers are borderline for most of the schools anyway. I would much rather receive a definitive decision rather than a deferral, which would probably have happened if I applied earlier.
(If I could do it over, I would have applied in late November or early (not mid) December.)

EDIT: After receiving most of my decisions, maybe waiting to send my apps was NOT the way to go. Now that I think about it, I would have sent them in early November.

My Prefs:
1 - Penn
2 - Columbia, Duke, NYU, Chicago
3 - Cornell
4 - Georgetown, Nwestern, Mich
5 - UCLA
6 - Notre Dame
7 - Boston College
8 - Fordham


** Denotes a decision day

12/13/06 - Sigh of relief - most of my apps are OUT!

12/22/06 - Complete at Georgetown (online status check)

12/28/06 - Complete at Cornell (e-mail)

01/02/07 - Complete at Penn (e-mail)

UCLA, you're kiiiiiillllling me! why aren't u requesting my report? all you have to do is say "dear lsac, send me cross's report. thanks." :(
[edit]: UCLA requested on 01/05/07 :)

01/08/07 - Complete at UMich (e-mail - in it was my ID for UMich's online status checker). Also, note that UMich sends out complete letters via snail-mail in a thin, white envelope.

01/09/07 - Complete at Columbia (e-mail). They also have an online status check - though I've heard that it is frequently delayed.

01/11/07 - Complete at Duke (e-mail)

** 01/18/07 - Accepted to CORNELL! (e-mail, followed by a big, white packet 4 days later)
Note: The Cornell online status checker was delayed. The status did not turn to "Decision" until more than a day after I received the e-mail.

01/22/07 - Complete at Northwestern (online status check) AND Complete at Boston College (e-mail)

01/25/07 - Complete at UChicago (e-mail)

** 01/29/07 - Deferred ("On Hold") at Northwestern (e-mail telling me to check the online status checker). I plan to continue this application.

01/30/07 - Complete at NYU (e-mail)

02/09/07 - The online status checker for UMich says "Decision." I should be receiving a written decision in 10-14 days.

** 02/15/07 - Waitlisted at Duke (e-mail). I'm really sad b/c I did every additional statement (and more!). Still waiting on Mich, but not getting my hopes up.

02/16/07 - Complete at Fordham

02/19/07 - Let the super-freaking out begin! :P According to past cycles on LSN, acceptances (not wl/accept or def/accept) at the top law schools are pretty rare after February (for those who applied before the end of December). Dear law schools, please, please send some love my way!

** 02/21/07 - It's been 12 days since I saw the "Decision" notice on the Michigan online status checker, so I called the admissions office and was told that I am denied. The convo was SO awkward. The lady I talked to was so uncomfortable and apologetic. I was just like "it's fine, it's fine!" b/c I had prepared for it. Oh well!

Oh look!! First 4 decisions: one of each! Hmm, I guess it's not that funny considering I only care about getting 1 decision in particular. :)

Yeah, so I hit a realllllly bad wave of rejections. I'll just do a summary rather than list each one out (too painful).

Columbia, Georgetown, NYU: all rejections via thin, regular-sized envelopes. I never checked Columbia's status checker, but Gtown's online status checker did inform me that they had reached a decision on 2/23.

Penn: i was notified that i have been put on the waitlist via an e-mail. i immediately accepted.

** 03/02/07 - Rejected from Notre Dame. wtf?! i did NOT expect that one. i wonder what made them hate me? (thin, white envelope)

** 03/12/07 - Accepted to Fordham via. I got a fat scholarship, so I will most likely be headed there!

** 03/16/07 - Rejected from Chicago (thin reg-sized envelope)

** 03/19/07 - Priority Waitlist at BC (thin envelope). WTF. I am now convinced that I must have accidentally said I kick puppies or something like that in my applications. :( I really don't know what happened. I had a million proofreaders comb through my app essays. Oh well. Plan to withdraw.

04/08/07 - still waiting for UCLA. most of the ppl on lsn w/ my scores have been waitlisted, so i'm not really optimistic. if i do happen to get in, i would seriously, seriously consider it.

04/17/07 - stiiiiilll waiting for UCLA. i've pretty much ruled it out now since i'm getting scholarships elsewhere

** 4/25/07 - Waitlisted at UCLA via snail mail; will withdraw

I think I need to retake the LSAT and try again next year..

Visitor Comments

  • hey twin!
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 10:34 AM

Hey girl! we have so much in common! what NFL team are you going to try out for? and shouldn't you wait to see where you're going to law school first??? :) email me so we can chat some more!

- ErinAshleen
  • re:
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 12:38 PM

thanks! we have pretty similar numbers, so i'm sure we don't need to trade places--i bet you'll have good choices. good luck!

- itsraining
  • re:
  • Sunday, December 17 2006 at 08:16 AM

thanks for the message. good luck.

- fd
  • re: fudging
  • Sunday, December 17 2006 at 02:07 PM

I meant on LSN. But those are now actual. Best of luck.

- prodigalson82
  • eagles
  • Monday, December 18 2006 at 06:33 AM

Cheerleaders are HOT! So where do you live now? Would you just move and relocate if you made the squad?

- ErinAshleen
  • Michigan fee waivers
  • Monday, December 18 2006 at 09:45 AM

Michigan actually accepts like 55% of people they grant CRS fee waivers too. So if you got one don't worry too much, you may be fine when all is said and done.

- WCat4Ever
  • Thanks
  • Friday, December 29 2006 at 05:27 AM

Thank you. I wanted to stay in the NYC to D.C. area with a preference for PHiladelphia. So hence, I only did Gtown and Penn. I skipped Columbia and NYU because I feel they are both in a war for #4 spot in the rankings and will be so numbers driven that a non URM with my numbers will not have a shot. NYU did send me a fee waiver, but I fear it was part of a master plan to improve and lower their acceptance rate. :) Best of luck to you, and hope you get into your hot choice :0

- Penndude7
  • waiting in westwood
  • Sunday, January 07 2007 at 05:15 PM

UCLA certainly took its time. Anyway, at least things are moving now. (I, like you, submitted most of my apps in early December. Curse the holidays ... and my tendencies to procrastinate.) Good luck.

- turdpolisher
  • Thanks...
  • Tuesday, January 16 2007 at 08:40 AM

For the vote of confidence. Good luck with your apps as well - though I'm sure you don't need it.

- MassHoleInNYC
  • Congrats to you too!
  • Friday, January 19 2007 at 12:52 PM

Looks like we both started off with Cornell as our first! Ivy League isn't the worst way to start!

- flyguyuci
  • Congrats to you too!
  • Friday, January 19 2007 at 01:05 PM

Looks like we both started off with Cornell as our first! Ivy League isn't the worst way to start!

- flyguyuci
  • cornell
  • Friday, January 19 2007 at 09:27 PM

congrats! cornell was my first acceptance too--doesn't it feel good?

- itsraining
  • congrats
  • Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 03:09 PM

on cornell!!

- eunice866
  • just wanted to say
  • Friday, January 26 2007 at 04:09 AM

congrats on cornell! I know it's late, but I wanted to give you a shout out!!!

- ErinAshleen
  • congrats
  • Friday, February 09 2007 at 02:57 PM

on cornell and just being done. sit back and wait for those acceptances to come. your numbers twin (who also sent in four recs and is decent in 4 languages).

- prchina
  • thank you!
  • Sunday, February 18 2007 at 11:15 AM

I just wanted to let you know, that because of you I realized that Georgetown has a status checker. I didn't even know it existed, but then I went on there and it said now I'm all freaked out! Best of luck to you on the rest of your apps!

- turtle1066
  • white packet?
  • Sunday, February 18 2007 at 08:22 PM

You got a big white packet from Cornell? All I got was a little letter in a small envelope. Am I missing some mail here (I was accepted in Dec)? Would you mind telling me what was in the big packet? Thanks!

- chrono
  • Monday, February 19 2007 at 09:00 AM

Hey, thanks for the note. I've certainly been repeatedly and pleasantly surprised by my success thus far.

- gkentch
  • mich
  • Tuesday, February 20 2007 at 11:29 AM

where is your freaken letter (i mean GIANT PACKET) already?? Jeez. That wait is killer.

- turtle1066
  • Georgetown
  • Wednesday, February 21 2007 at 05:52 PM

Long wait for GULC, huh? Since we went complete the same day, you know what I mean... definitely longer than the "typical" 8 weeks in Complete status! Your chance is definitely better than mine as you have better numbers. Good luck with the rest of your apps! Congrats on Cornell!

- ladyvol
  • re: Congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 21 2007 at 06:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I will post more info after I hear from my last two schools. Regarding the LSAT, I definately say take it again if you are confident that you can do better . . . it is a test you can learn. That said, your score is great as is! Good luck on the rest of your cycle.

- Senator
  • thanks!
  • Wednesday, February 21 2007 at 08:51 PM

hard luck with mich, but they're not on my good side either, so boo for Penn, i hadn't really thought much about it much before getting accepted, it sort of gets lost in the t-10, but its a sick program...crossin my fingers for you to get in too, you seem like a good fit from what little i can get from your extra-c info...good luck with the rest of your apps!

- stallyn
  • re:
  • Friday, February 23 2007 at 07:55 AM

congrats on cornell, and best of luck with the rest of the cycle!

- untilted
  • thank you
  • Monday, February 26 2007 at 12:30 PM

thank you. congrats on cornell.

- top10
  • Georgetown
  • Monday, February 26 2007 at 03:15 PM

I have not had the guts to call them. I figure if I haven't heard anything by March 1st I will give them to call to confirm they have everything etc.

- mohnblume
  • thanks
  • Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 12:06 PM

Best of luck to you too!!!

- bceagle05
  • Georgetown
  • Wednesday, February 28 2007 at 10:21 AM

I went to decision today... am hoping for the best. Hope the same for you as well!

- mohnblume
  • ED at texas
  • Thursday, March 01 2007 at 11:22 AM

hey---actually, texas calls its early nonbinding program ED, not EA, but it's the same as other schools' EA programs. i don't know why. at this point, i'm probably leaning toward cornell or texas... so maybe we'll be classmates!

- itsraining
  • questions
  • Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 05:44 PM

Two things: Cornell's a great school, I'm wondering why you are so disappointed by your acceptances/waitlists that you are putting off your decision. 2) If you apply ED to one of these schools next year (like Mich) you will most likely get accepted even if your numbers don't improve much. Just my thoughts.

- ufcmaniac
  • So... what's the story now?
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 05:53 AM

You were rejected from ND? What happened? Why didn't you go to Cornell! Did you retake?

- woeisme

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