Work as paralegal in NY corporate law firm
All money is for the total amount over three years
**11/13: 8 complete apps, waiting on BU, GW, Fordham, IU, and Gtown
**11/26: I got nervous waiting for decisions so added UW and Emory
**11/28: Phone call from U. Minnesota. I'm in! I can remember how to breathe again.
**12/4: complete everywhere but BU, GW, IU, Gtown, Emory, and Wisconsin
**12/13: Status checker at Fordham says "2nd Evaluation". The admissions office said I am in a holding pattern, having made the first cut but will be reviewed again. Finally complete at GW; they operate on an odd schedule.
**12/14: Dinged at UVA, no surprise there
**12/15: Admitted to Temple. A very nice admissions package including a scholarship on the basis that I stay in the top half of the class.
**12/17: Admitted to BC via snail mail. Their package is well prepared and very informative. Deferred at Cornell which is as positive as I could hope for.
**12/19: Official deferral letter from Fordham arrives in the mail. Honestly, the deferral letters are sometimes nicer than acceptance letters. "You are great, but..."
**12/21: Deferred at Penn, which is better than the rejection I expected.
**1/2: Acceptance phone call from Emory. I missed it because my New Jersey Transit train was 45 minutes late. I now have real geographic diversity to choose from.
**1/3: Attended IU recruitment event with alumni and professors in Manhattan. I assume that means I will be accepted.
**1/8: Received Emory acceptance package. More colorful than stately. I will have some reading to do.
**1/22: Finally received notice of completion at Wash U. Seems sort of ridiculous given that I submitted my application three months ago.
Vanderbilt's waitlist letter that was mailed on the 15th finally arrived. I'm not surprised but still disappointed. This was a small stretch school.
**2/4: Mixed day. I was accepted to Wisconsin (thin envelope) and was dinged at GW. I thought I would be waitlisted, but oh well.
**2/20: I apparently went to "2nd evaluation" on this date at Fordham. Whatever that means. It is now the 26th but have not received a letter or anything else yet from them.
**2/29: Waitlisted at Fordham according to the status checker. Waitlisted at BU via USPS.
**3/4: My application is complete at IU via email. WTF? I was told I would have a decision six weeks ago. They do not have their act together.
**3/5: Rejected at Penn. I can't say I didn't expect it. But given that I graduated from there as an undergrad I had a secret hope it would work out. Oh well.
**3/13: Accepted at Indiana via email. Official letter coming via USPS.
**3/20: I've decided not to stay on the Fordham waitlist and therefore am effectively withdrawing my application.
**4/5: Waitlisted at WashU, that took so long for that?
**4/19: Finally rejected at Cornell. Encouraged to apply to transfer next year, wtf?
Decision: I will attend BOSTON COLLEGE in the fall.