I'm in love with U Va.
Looks like my cycle starts in earnest. Sent out UVa, Iowa, W&L, Vandy and UChicago apps early this morning before deciding I was too tired to keep going. Here we go.
Round two of applications, covered the rest except ND (whose application is a pain) and UMich and UPenn, who I'm waiting to write "Why?" essays for.
Went to Decision on Georgetown status checker. Oh. God.
In at Wash U over email. Cliche, indeed...but I'm going to law school.
In at Wash and Lee via email.
No letter from Georgetown yet, but it looks like everyone else who's listed a decision recently was either Waitlisted or Rejected. This does not look good for me, as I'm not sure of my ability to ride it out, and it makes me feel pretty awful about my chances at the rest of the t14.
Still no letter from Georgetown, although it might be at my home address. I still can't log into the admitted students' site, so I'm going to assume that since it seems to have been sufficient time since I went to decision for it to let me in if I'd been accepted that I'm not in at all. Ugh. I feel quite sick.
Also, I should really get around to getting my UPenn and UMich "Why" essays done as well as getting my Cornell dean's cert out. I don't think I have the money at the moment to apply anywhere else though, so I'll probably just withdraw my unpaid Emory app.
Called home and had my sister check the mail. Waitlisted at Georgetown. Not even priority. Ugh.
UI-UC status checker went to "Decision - Letter Mailed." Guess we'll see, but I don't feel very good about it. Also, I got an email from UTexas with status checker info and such things, apparently I'm complete. Washington & Lee and Wash U acceptance letter hard copies arrived at home. Still pretty annoyed with GULC, but whatever. I think I can make it in off of the WL if I work for it.
Checked my email today to find an acceptance from Iowa. On top of that, I got an acceptance in the letter from Illinois, which I discovered when my roommate called me. Altogether, a good day. So far it looks like I'm 4-0-1. Hopefully it keeps up but I have a feeling the slew of bad news is coming as the reaches start to respond.
Waitlisted at Vandy, came in the mail today. This is starting to concern me, I'm holding out hope that I can get off of at least one of these waitlists.
Apparently I'm in at GW as of today, when I called to find out if I was complete, as I hadn't gotten the postcard yet. The lady on the other side of the phone told me that not only was I complete but I would be receiving notification of acceptance within the week. Nice to hear after the (not unexpected) disappointment of Vandy's WL.
Got my actual acceptance email from GW today, as well as a $10k/yr scholarship offer from W&L. Altogether, not a bad day.
Columbia rejection today by snail mail. Here it comes...
Since the last post it's been all bad news. The obvious Northwestern waitlist came. I decided to withdraw from Cornell and Emory due to the fact that my applications aren't complete and I'm not that interested in either one. Texas, Notre Dame, Chicago and Harvard all send me rejections. Texas, Chicago and Harvard were all obvious, but Notre Dame was one that I thought might let me in, not that I'd go there. Still waiting to see what Virginia says, if that's a no go it's looking more and more like W&L.
Nothing particularly interesting on the admissions front today, but I visited WashU. It was nice. Given the money they're offering it's probably where I'll end up if the cycle ends the way I figure it will. Honestly though, I'm just posting to rant about Virginia. I'm in love with the damn school, more so than I could ever begin to explain, and it's rough sitting here feeling helpless. I can think of a million proactive things I could do, but I don't know if they would help or hurt my chances.
I would seriously do anything to be there next year. =/
Went to decision on the Virginia status checker...
Called UVa admissions, was told that I was on the non-resident priority waitlist. Could be worse, the fact that I'm not on the general waitlist is definitely going to help motivate me to get my act together in getting things to them.
Sent UVa a ton of stuff over the past few weeks...more LoR, a LOCI, binding waitlist form and interviewed. Mostly, the purpose of this update is to reaffirm that I am still indeed in love with UVa. Sounds like the first round of waitlist pulls will happen in the next couple of weeks, here's to hoping...
Officially out of the running at UVa via email last evening. As disappointing as it is, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that it wasn't happening and I'm excited to be going to Wash U (and to know for sure that that's where I will be). It was at least good of them to let us know now rather than dragging it out through the summer.