Dadric (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted A $90,000 12/04/07 -- -- 01/03/08 12 years
1 University of Virginia F graph WL, Rejected 11/30/07 -- 12/07/07 03/28/08 12 years
Duke University graph Rejected 12/04/07 -- 12/18/07 03/15/08 12 years
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted W 12/04/07 -- 12/19/07 02/28/08 12 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Accepted W $30,000 12/04/07 -- 12/31/07 01/10/08 12 years
Vanderbilt University graph Waitlisted W 11/30/07 -- 12/07/07 01/23/08 12 years
George Washington University graph Accepted W 12/04/07 -- -- 01/28/08 12 years
University of Iowa graph Accepted W 11/30/07 -- 12/31/07 01/14/08 12 years
Columbia University F graph Rejected 12/04/07 -- 12/19/07 -- 12 years
University of Notre Dame graph Rejected 12/19/07 -- 01/03/08 03/14/08 12 years
College of William and Mary graph Waitlisted W 12/04/07 -- 12/10/07 03/31/08 12 years
New York University graph Waitlisted W 12/04/07 12/14/07 01/16/08 -- 12 years
Georgetown University graph Waitlisted W 12/04/07 -- 12/18/07 01/02/08 13 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $30,000 11/30/07 -- 12/18/07 01/04/08 13 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected 11/30/07 -- 12/31/07 03/14/08 13 years
University of Texas Austin graph Rejected 12/19/07 -- 01/11/08 03/11/08 13 years
Harvard University graph Rejected 12/04/07 -- 01/17/08 03/11/08 13 years

Applicant Information

Big Public
Political Science, Journalism

Demographic Information

In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Leadeship stuff, decent.

Messing with info for awhile for safety. Just remember, I'm a crazy splitter.

Scholarship number(s) are cumulative over three years.

Wash U. Class of 2011!


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.

Here goes...

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.

It's over!

Visitor Comments

  • Answer
  • Saturday, October 20 2007 at 05:42 PM

I graduated from the U of Iowa.

- wallacestevens
  • Good Luck
  • Monday, October 22 2007 at 10:08 AM

That's a lot of applications. I like it. People are saying 6-8 apps, but splitters like us should probably cast a wide net right?

- ProfessorDent
  • Hey from the forums
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 07:55 AM

Hi Dadric! Wow, that's a big list. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you.

- idrinkcoffee
  • Hey from the forums
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 07:56 AM

Hi Dadric! Wow, that's a big list. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you.

- idrinkcoffee
  • Thanks and GL!
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:32 AM

Thanks for the message, man. You've got quite the list of schools there. I'm sure you'll do fine this cycle! Good luck!

- CrnchyCereal
  • Yup,
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:48 PM

I'm not done with my list yet

- ProfessorDent
  • Splitters 4 ever
  • Sunday, October 28 2007 at 05:03 PM

You are right that we are both ambitious. With a 177, you have every right to be! As for Iowa, I have been to visit the law school and enjoyed the campus. I think I might want to be in a somewhat bigger city, but I'm not going to be too inflexible before I find out what my options are. Good luck to you!

- 1splitter
  • Super Reach
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 09:15 AM

I know what you mean. Can't hurt, especially if you got time! If you do it, try taking a risk with your PS or something. Might as well, they might love it.

- ProfessorDent
  • Great Split
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 01:08 PM

I always thought if you were going to split, you should split big. Good luck this cycle.

- indyguy7484
  • HYS
  • Sunday, November 04 2007 at 09:42 AM

Where are HYS (no one ever knows what they want so you just have to go for it)? and Duke?

- mcelligott1
  • undergrad
  • Sunday, November 04 2007 at 04:43 PM

Nah, I went to the University of Nebraska at from Iowa, though, so just moved back to work for a year. My roommate goes to Iowa Law and loves it. And, Iowa City is a great town. Certainly not a bad option if you're looking this way. Best of Luck!

- chadb
  • undergrad
  • Sunday, November 04 2007 at 04:44 PM

Nah, I went to the University of Nebraska at from Iowa, though, so just moved back to work for a year. My roommate goes to Iowa Law and loves it. And, Iowa City is a great town. Certainly not a bad option if you're looking this way. Best of Luck!

- chadb
  • damn
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 04:36 AM

amazing lsat.

- selina19
  • Fellow Iowan
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 06:22 PM

How's that UIowa Victory lap working out? I heard they opened a Chipotle in the Old Capitol mall, but I have no plans to visit. Do you have an upward trend? It seems like that could also be a lifesaver.

- wallacestevens
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, November 24 2007 at 02:28 PM

Good luck with your picks. A splitter like you will have some unique options come spring. I cannot help but wonder if I'd be better off in your position at this point...

- rossum
  • haha
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 06:28 PM

yeah i know, it's better than a rhodes. :) good luck to you too. hope you get into UVA. it's one of my top choices as well. i hear it's great there.

- lizzy1280
  • yale
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 05:09 PM

i don't know about yale, but i'd be happy at harvard :) i know that UVA doesn't get back to anyone until january so i guess you don't have to worry about submitting early. when are you going to submit?

- lizzy1280
  • ugh
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 06:09 PM

i feel you on the grades. they are currently in the toilet and i'm trying to recover with this next week or two. though i doubt i will actually make a dent since i'm on LSN and TLS all the time. send them in soon! you'll be so relieved.

- lizzy1280
  • Haha
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 06:59 PM

I am super excited because I may be going to the game! It'll only be the second game I've gone to; first was the playoff game against the Jets that we barely won after two late missed Jets field goals. This time around, my gf won an office promotion for the tickets. So hopefully I can yell at Ben to throw the ball more! :-) Oh, and thanks for the congrats, and good luck with your cycle!

- alexb240
  • bro
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 10:43 PM

you applying to law school, or what? I guess you're probably going to have to retake your LSAT to get in anywhere, though.

- reezy
  • Thanks man :)
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 04:04 PM

Though, it appears Michigan is going to break the trend and defer me, which sort of sucks. Oh well, I guess I'll live. I'm hoping you get in everywhere you want though ;). Represent the Koopa's proudly in Law School :D

- Pyke
  • thanks
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:27 AM

who do you think gets an acceptance first? i bet you do.

- stotan12
  • good luck!
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 04:34 AM

w/ Georgetown!

- dontpanic
  • ditto
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 03:31 PM

with the stalking. and the quick turnaround with gulc bodes well for you, i think. congrats on wustl!

- jnb983
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 03:34 PM

on W&L.

- wesleybs
  • Northwestern
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 08:50 AM

Thanks for the good wishes! I'm really dying to hear good news from them...

- paulsimon
  • Splitters
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 04:18 AM

Best of luck--

- MisterDurden
  • W&L
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 09:51 AM

I withdrew from W&L today, so I won't be going to any of their open houses. Congrats on your acceptances. I go to Wash U undergrad and I can tell you that everyone loves going to school here! Good luck with your choice.

- 1splitter
  • complete?
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 04:06 PM

How'd you know that you were complete at Iowa?

- benrroth
  • yeah
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 05:29 AM

That's basically the idea i've gotten from pretty much everyone else, suppose I should quit bothering people about it. Just trying to figure out when I might hear back.

- benrroth
  • thanks!
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:34 AM

for the NU congrats. I'm really glad to have the waiting come to a good end :) i'm sure you've got more good news coming to you soon!

- paulsimon
  • I hope you are right
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 09:51 AM

about Hastings... :) Good luck with the waitlist at Vandy and Georgetown!

- valrp
  • Fellow Splitter
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 06:26 PM

Hey man, congrats on that WUSTL money. Nice

- ProfessorDent
  • re: Cornell
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 09:35 AM

Thanks. I haven't gotten any scholarship info from Cornell. As for Wash U, I'm still waiting just to get accepted. I see they gave you a big scholarship- have you been to visit? I'm still waiting on Chicago as well, but I'm not holding my breath

- 1splitter
  • haha
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 04:19 AM

You can have MY Harvard rejection if you really want one! As for WashU, I'm hoping my GPA is not the problem. Looking on LSN, they haven't sent out any acceptances since early January, so maybe I will get one in the next round.

- 1splitter
  • wash u
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 09:34 AM

Thanks for the positive thoughts :)

- 1splitter
  • Columbia=not splitter-friendly
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 03:59 AM

I think it's about time for some more good news for you. Though you've got some nice ones already, esp with the sholarships. Going to the UIUC asd?

- jnb983
  • Hello...
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 05:42 AM

Are you fond of british conservative politics? David Cameron? Would you play frisbee in front of the IMU? Is this who i think it is?

- timmyh3523
  • just curious
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 12:14 PM

Why W&L over WUSTL?

- woeisme
  • welcome!
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 11:04 AM

Welcome to the Lou! How has your visit gone? The weather was so nice on Friday! I'm torn on my decision. I know Cornell is T14, but I love it here and the money offfer is a great bonus. Looking at LSN, it looks like WUSTL has a good class so far. I'm going to make a decision soon **fingers crossed** I swear

- 1splitter
  • Nah...
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 12:15 PM

Undergrad at U of Northern Iowa

- trivium
  • deposit
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 05:56 PM

Threw down my deposit too! I know you are really hoping for UVA and (as much as I would like you at WashU) I'm really hoping you get off the waitlist there :)

- 1splitter
  • Keep hope alive
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 09:32 PM

I was in the same boat as you last year (check my profile) and got into UVA in early May. While I have no inside knowledge, definitely be sure to send a LOCI, etc. I think it made the difference for me...Good Luck!

- gocards
  • uva wl
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 05:18 AM

I just don't know. At first, I was all ready to go down and interview, but now exhaustion has set in. I just want to cycle to be over, and I'm pretty happy with the schools that weren't afraid to commit. I'll probably only change plans if I get off a waitlist with a big financial incentive. I think the WL spots should go to people like you who really want in. You hear that, UVa adcomm? Let Dadric in! Besides, the fewer splitters vying for a spot, the better for you :) Let them know how much you want it. Good luck!

- jnb983
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, December 13 2008 at 01:42 PM

Regardless of the WL, its nice to know I have a top 20 school in my pocket. I've only been to STL a couple times, and although I love the washu area, I'm not a big fan of the city at large. Is there anything about the city thats really struck you as nice? Also, chance of the 90K scholarship going to splitters this cycle? 0%, right? I'm probably looking at 60K.

- bloomlaw
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 02:49 AM

Thanks for the well-wishes. I watched your cycle last year with great interest. How's WUSTL?

- sicklecow
  • You caught me...
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 04:09 AM

That's where I went. It makes me happy when people have heard of it! I hope you're enjoying WUSTL. It's such a pretty campus.

- hristin
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 07:15 AM

I appreciate the comments on my wall. WUSTL is a solid number 2 right now on my prospects... the campus just looks so unbelievable. Do you have any idea when I should expect to hear about scholarships?

- LucasHumble
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 12:28 PM

UNI actually...I'll graduate in May. How do you like Wash U?

- wittc413
  • Thank for the advice!
  • Saturday, December 20 2008 at 12:45 PM

Haha, I suppose my claim is a bit disputable, but I stand by it. I loved my time there and it was a great experience. Thanks for the advice about the way study abroad is looked at. I guess I never considered that. I think you're right about focusing on a summer opportunity. At this point, I'm 95% sure I'll be at Iowa unless I get some big money from Florida. I have friends at Iowa and it's such a great school, it's incredibly hard to say no!

- hristin
  • re: Pshaw
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 10:17 AM

Haha. Maybe I'm not a "real" splitter after all...As for WashU, I'm hoping to get in before I start thinking about getting any money from them. I like WashU a lot would choose it over most of the schools I am applying to... Are you a 2L there? Do you like it?

- chadhenne
  • hmm
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 06:03 PM

I feel so bad for you. I love love U. of Virginia also...this is how you kno there is no god.

- HarvardOrBust

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