Waiting, waiting, waiting...
11/8/07: FIRST ACCEPTANCE! American via Priority Mail. I'm going to law school!!!!!!!!!!! :)
11/23/07: Accepted to University of St. Thomas - MN. Came in a large enevelope with an offer of $10,000 per year scholarship. :) It's nice to get an acceptance over the long weekend.
12/1/07: Received package with a U-St. Thomas t-shirt and a handwritten note from the admissions committee. Nice gesture!
12/3/07: Nothing. I realize I am being greedy, but I want decisions!!! I wish more schools had non-binding EA.
12/5/07: Second guessing everything. Is this normal?? Scanning my PS/DS for every possible thing that could RIGHT NOW be turning off an adcomm. Panicking about the LOR I didn't read. Analyzing the font on my resume. I need help. I think another acceptance will make me feel better!
12/10/07: In at Vermont Law School via email. :)
12/11/07: I'm not sure what to classify the email I just got from the University of Alabama... I guess it could be interpreted as a Waitlist, although it sounded more like the kind of email you would get if you were deferred Early Action. Maybe they don't think I would go since I'm from NJ? Oh well, I sent a nice response.
12/12/07: Accepted to Pace via snail mail/large envelope with $10,000 per year. :)
12/13/07: Another strange message via Status Checker, this time from Fordham. I'm classifying it as an EA deferral. My status checker says "2nd Evaluation." At least it's not a rejection!! If I got into Fordham I would be the happiest person ALIVE.
12/15/07: Rejected at Cornell. Not a surprise at all so I'm not too upset.
12/17/07: Accepted to Marquette via snail mail; both a small envelope and a folder.
12/18/07: Accepted to U. Dayton via email.
12/24/07: Accepted to U. Buffalo!!! Large snailmail package containing lots of information on the school. I'm really excited, it's a great option to have for an in-state resident.
12/26/07: Strange letter from Hofstra recommending I apply for a full tuition scholarship, but no acceptance.
12/28/07: Acceptance to Hofstra in small envelope.
1/4/07: Ok, I'm ready for some more news. Any time now!
1/5/08: Received acceptance package from Dayton. Nice package - $19,000 per year, invitation to visit with free hotel stay, and nice handwritten note from the Director of Admissions about my personal statement.
1/14/08: OK, I'm officially in a dry spell. No decisions since 12/28. I need some news!
1/14/08: Just kidding!! Accepted to Iowa via email. :)
1/17/08: Just noticed that my Georgetown status checker switched to decision. I'm not optimistic, but it's ok. I'm pretty happy so far. :)
1/18/08: Rejected at Georgetown. Ohhh well. Come on, NYC schools!!!
1/24/08: Tumbleweed. I have a LOT of schools pending, and not just auto-rejects. I want some action!
1/28/08: Accepted to St. Louis, large envelope, scholarship information to come.
1/30/08: Grrrr had an email from Cardozo. Got excited, but it was just about some Diversity Day they are having in February. :(
2/1/08: Waitlisted at Cardozo and U Conn, both small envelopes. I really could care less about U Conn, but Cardozo would have been nice. :(
2/4/08: Accepted at University of Tennessee, small envelope! :)
2/4/08: Also, a nice handwritten note from the Dean at U Dayton, some booklets from American, and a booklet from Pace.
2/6/08: Noticed my Villanova status checker went to Decision on Super Tuesday. Fingers crossed!
2/7/08: Waitlisted at Villanova. I'm going to withdraw, since I probably would not have gone there without $$$ based on my other acceptances.
2/8/08: Accepted to Quinnipiac, small envelope, with $20,000 per year!
2/12/08: Received $18,000 per year from St. Louis!
2/15/08: Received scholarship info from TN, $8,000 per year. :)
2/16/08: Out at UVA (small envelope.) I was not planning on T-14, but it's never fun. In at Temple with $12,000 per year! :) Large envelope with folder inside.
2/21/08: Woah, $24,000 per year to Marquette!
2/26/08: I'm sick of waiting, but I can't make any decisions until I hear from the rest of the NYC schools. :( I just want this cycle to be over. I have lost energy for it.
3/1/08: Rejected from Fordham via status checker. Would have been nice...
3/3/08: Rejected from Emory. I guess 'tis the season!
3/3/08: But in better news, $3,500 per year from Buffalo! This actually makes quite a dent in instate tuition.
So far it looks like all things being equal I will be attending UB. Money is a huge factor since I have UG debt, and I love the school, so I think that I will go forward with my plans to attend UB. What a rollercoaster this process has been.
3/5/08: Accepted to Brooklyn via email! ARGHHH my life is so complicated.
3/6/08: WOAHHHH on the Iowa offer!!!!
3/6/08: Accepted to Richmond via phonecall!
3/15/08: Received scholarship package from Brooklyn... no can do. I really want to stay in NYC but that's just not enough money. :( Still, I wasn't expecting anything.
3/24/08: W&M rejection. Don't care. I'm more concerned with NY schools.
3/27/08: Increase in BLS scholarship!!!
3/29/08: $16,000 per year to Hofstra via UPS package!
3/31/08: Full ride at Temple!!!!! Did NOT expect this...
4/2/08: And it looks like it will be Temple. :) I was totally not expecting this full ride. What a rollercoaster this has been. For a long time I was really unhappy with my cycle, but I think things have worked out in the best possible way. I am so grateful and excited!
4/4/08: Waitlisted at Washington and Lee... that's a surprise!
4/12/08: Waitlisted at St. John's... the cycle ends! I'm surprised by this one but in some ways glad as it makes my decision for me. :) Temple, here I come!!
5/27/08: Haha after all this time rejected at Alabama. What a tragedy.
6/6/08: Offered a spot at St. John's off the waitlist; part time evening. No thanks!