dreamz01 (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
4 Santa Clara University graph Accepted W 12/24/10 01/03/11 01/03/11 05/12/11 3 years
1 University of California Davis graph Rejected 12/24/10 01/03/11 01/03/11 05/04/11 3 years
Golden Gate University graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 3 years
2 University of San Francisco graph Accepted W 12/24/10 -- 01/03/11 03/03/11 3 years
3 University of San Diego graph Waitlisted 12/24/10 01/03/11 01/03/11 04/04/11 3 years
2 University of California Hastings graph Rejected 12/24/10 -- 01/03/11 02/24/11 3 years
1 University of the Pacific graph Accepted 12/24/10 01/31/11 01/10/11 -- 3 years

Applicant Information

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3.99
N/A
CSU
Finance
1 out of 400

Demographic Information

N/A
California
N/A
Female
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

WARNING: This is more like a blog haha!
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Quote that I live by: "Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens." - Kahlil Gibran

Im a hard worker. Scholastically and occupationally, I believe anything is possible. We all just need to be willing to sacrifice for what we believe in and remain humble. I believe that a positive outlook and hard work are ultimately the key factors to how successful we will be in this life.

I feel lucky for even being able to say Im applying to law school. I am the first generation college graduate and will become the first female attorney in my whole lineage. Im proud of my accomplishments thus far in my life.

Some people ask me why I dont take a year off and studying again to take the LSAT because I will be more likely to get into some really great school; well, Im going to put it on record once and for all right now. Im not taking the LSAT again and Im not taking a year off. I know what I want and I know how to get there. Yes, I have run into a bump in the road and may have to pay more than I want or attend a less prestigious school. But to be honest, I dont care. For one, Id rather invest in myself than anything else in this world. And two, I just want to pass the bar. Everything else, I dont care about.

(UPDATE 5/11/2010: I know this sounds crazy, but I'm going to take the LSAT again if I dont get into any of the schools I'm waitlisted to. After being a seasoned veteran of the law school application cycle, I think I know how to finally get into a school I deserve getting into. We all only go to law school once in our lives, and we might as well strive to get into a school we have dreamt about going to. The only thing holding me back from that is the LSAT. And if I dont make it better now, I know that I will look back with a "what I shoulda, coulda, woulda" done mindset. I dont want that. I want the best now because I know I can do this. I just have to work even harder than I have for it.

If I do better on the LSAT after this try, then I will be providing an example for all those that think they cant do better. I SUCK at standardized testing, so if I can successfully complete this test with high scores, it will be known that it is possible for everyone to do that as well)

I struggled with the LSAT. I studied for one year straight. And this wasnt any type of half assed studying... it was hardcore. I put in the same large amount of studying that I put forth for my classes, but ended up unable to perform at the level I predicted. In the midst of taking this exam, someone very close to me passed away, and my life became confusing. I took the exam for the second time, and still performed poorly.

Now here I am, trying to prove myself amidst the most intelligent and competitive people. Dont get me wrong... Im upset about my scores, but at this point I just want to learn about our law so that I can benefit our society on a larger level.

I have a profile on this website to show those that are in the same situation as me that if you want to do something badly enough, different paths will open up in your direction to make it possible. You just have to believe in yourself.

Your future is in your hands. Dont sit around and complain that you hate your life, or that you dont know how to do something. Research, learn, expand your horizons, and do it! If impediments come in your way, kick them to the side and stay driven.

Law school is hard to get into. The requirements are rigid and take a lot of effort. But even if you have a poor gpa or LSAT score, I want you think about why you wanted to go to law school in the first place and if you have the right motives that you believe will make you feel better about yourself, then just do it!

I wish you all the best with this process!

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

i'm applying to a vast array of schools because i figure it doesnt hurt to try getting into whatever school i want! this year was hell on me at school because i graduated early and as a result i have a less than delightful lsat score. oh well im happy with it, i guess we'll see what i get into. :)

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MOST RECENT UPDATES ARE AT THE END OF THIS LIST)

UPDATES:

1-15-2010: Chapman sent an email informing me that I have the choice to be put on a waiting list.

1-20ish-2010: Thomas Jefferson sent a letter saying that they are deferring me.

2-12-2010: Ohio sent an email with rejection... lame.

2-18-2010: Berk sent an email with the sweetest rejection letter I have ever read! haha

2-18-2010: Santa Clara sent a letter with a rejection... too bad for them!

2-25-2010: Southwestern status checker says this- "Offer to be on wait-list has been sent"......

3-8-2010: Michigan rejected me by snail mail

3-10-2010: Duke rejected me by email

3-10-2010: UCLA rejected me by snail mail

at this point, im really really more determined than ever to get into law school. all these rejections make me want to get in and work so hard at my classes so that i can make the rejectors wish they had me at their schools! hahaha!

just have to stay positive people. it's all about how we set our minds to view things.

i believe that law schools make this process difficult because when we finally are attorneys, we are going to be faced with just as much heart wrenching news and more. this process is part of our training and we arent even aware of it yet.

as long as we keep our minds clear and focused, never wavering off what are initial goals are, anything is possible... mark my words. i'm hoping to receive just one acceptance so that i can have a chance to fulfill my path sooner. :)

3/11/2010--> im going nuts! i want responses!!!! i want IN for goodness sakes! admissions is so stinking slowwwwwwwwwwwww!

3-12-2010: University of Min waitlisted me via emails and.... drum roll please..... Charlotte law accepted me via email after submitting my application just a week ago ! woop woop! the first acceptance.... and it was FAST! Thank you Charlotte Law for giving me hope! I'm super stoked! Now im just going to keep playing the waiting game to see who else accepts me so i can start making my hard decisions. Im so happy!

3-15-2010: Notre Dame, ASU, Columbia all via snail mail rejected me.

3-16-2010: UC Hastings via snail mail and Neveda University Law School via email rejected me... oh well.

3-17-2010: Accepted to Florida Coastal via email and Cal Western via snail mail BUT before I received my letter, I received a fin aid email which kinda hinted that i was accepted; Rejected at Nevada via email.

3-18-2010: Rejected from Stanford via snail mail (no surprise but it doesnt hurt to try), WL via snail mail at UC San Fran, received my acceptance letter in the mail from La Verne

3-22-2010: Rejected from Iowa University and New Mexico via snail mail.... New Mexico's letter stunk by the way.... it was the worst two sentence rejection letter I've read thus far and I've read A LOT of rejections hahah!

3/25/2010: Im kinda going crazy today... I REALLY need UoP and Davis to reply already! Geeze! I need to calm down and start listening to my classical music again before I crack!!! ahhhhhhhhh...

3-30-2010: Yesterday via snail mail, I was accepted to Valparaiso. Today, via status checker and then later a phone call from admissions, I was accepted to Western State.

4-1-2010: Accepted to Nova via email

4-5-2010: Rejected from Cornell via snail mail. Boom whatev! I've got other places to go and people to see! haha

4-7-2010: Accepted to Phoenix Law via email.

4-8-2010: waitlisted at UC Davis! OMG! I'm so stinking excited that they didnt reject me! I have a chance... and even though it's prety slim, I'm still REALLY EXCITED! Yayayaya!

4-11-2010: Rejected from Pepperdine via snail mail.

At this point, I dont care! Im just soooooooooooo happy that UC Davis waitlisted me! It would be a dream come true if I get accepted! Woooo hooo!!

4/12/2010: UCSD status checker changed to Decision Rendered... AND the Loyola Application Status page says

"A decision regarding your admissions application was made on April 09, 2010. A decision letter was sent through the U.S. Mail and should reach you within seven business days of the above date."....

.... UPDATE 4/12/2010: Rejected from Loyola via snail mail.

4-13-2010: I've completely lost it. I have been going on the UC Davis Status Checker site now every hour waiting for a miracle and they dont even update until 6:00:25 pm every night! hahaha! Man o Man... I would do anything to be admitted into UC Davis.

At this point, I want to make a shout out to all the awesome school itself....

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Dear UC Davis Law School,

I love your guts. If I get accepted to your school, I promise to study my buns off EVERY second of the day. I promise to stay up late and wake up early to study about our law. I promise to always have a pleasant attitude even though I know I will be very sleep deprived. I promise to excel in ALL my classes no matter what. I promise to make you happy about your decision of allowing me into your school. I promise to graduate with the HIGHEST grades I can possibly earn. I promise to become a reputable attorney so that your name on my diploma would be greatly esteemed. I promise to always appreciate you for giving me a chance.

Thank you for being the best law school in the USA.

Love Always,

Dreamz01

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hahaha goodness... i've gotta go to sleep and get off the computer or else i'm going to go craziER!

04-16-2010: Rejected to USD via snail mail

4-19-2010: Golden Gate waitlisted me via snail mail

End of April: Irvine rejected me via snail mail and UoP waitlisted me

5-11-2010: Thomas Jefferson accepted me via snail mail

7-22-2010: So I withdrew from all the schools that accepted me and I'm basically waiting on seeing whether or not I will be accepted to the schools I have on waitlist. Dont get me wrong, I'm extremely thankful that there are law schools out there that gave me the opportunity to accomplish my educational goals, but I'm not happy with myself for the performance in getting into these schools. I've never failed an exam in my life... and to me, my performance on the LSAT was a failure. I allowed outside distractions to shake me up and kill my focus. True, death of a loved one is a terrible experience to go through right before taking the "exam of a lifetime" however, I dont think that's a good enough excuse for what I ended up getting. So I'm going to work my butt off and have the focus I should have had during the first get go if it doesnt work out with the waitlists I'm on.

If I dont get into my waitlisted schools, I'm not settling for anything less than a school in the top 30 during my second application round. I've worked hard for my GPA and will work harder to get a higher LSAT score so that I dont have to waste all the time I put in during my undergrad going to a school that I could have got into with a 3.0 GPA.

Lesson from this crazy eye opening law school application process: FOCUS; reach ONLY for the stars and nothing less.... put in the time and reap the rewards.

Yeeeehaw!

8/27/2010: Well it's official... I got rejected from every waitlist I was waiting on. Davis really broke my heart... :(

Now is the time to re-take the LSAT and kick ass once and for all! You'll hear from me again next cycle... only it will be regarding a maximum of FIVE schools ONLY.

I leave next cycle's list a mystery for now :)

Thus, I wont say good-bye... just see ya later... wish me luck!

12/12/2010: Wow long time no see! It's been such a long time since I've said hello to all my LSN friends. Just to update you as to what I've been up to.... STUDYING FOR THE LSAT! So since I received my rejection letter from Davis, I've been studying for the LSAT like a crazy crazy locamotion girl. I bought the online blueprint program and absolutely loved it! Seriously, this is a great program for people that need the structure that a classroom curriculum provides, but need the flexibility in studying schedules. This program provided all the resources needed to understand everything about the lsat. I was so excited because I studied so so hard and was averaging 168 on all preptests I took. I was feeling so confident test day....

So test day comes and then guess what.... I stinkin FROZE! I was so distracted by the girl who kept on blowing her nose every 5 seconds, the kid behind me that kept tapping his foot, and the rustling noise of the papers.... gosh, what in the world is wrong with me! I was so ready, but super nervous which made me get distracted by everything in the room.Anywho, I'm hoping that I got a higher score than I had before... goodness gracious. I'll find out around the 10th of January and let you all know what the verdict is.

Regardless though, my butt is applying to law school this cycle no matter what. This time however, I'm not going to apply to 50 schools... that really drained my bank account :( Since I've graduated and have a new job that is supporting my law school endeavors, I'm going to stay local. BUT BUT but, if I do really good during my first year, that is good enough to transfer to a school like Stanford, I'm so doing it! We'll see how everything goes.

Anyways, for now, I'm doing a couple finishing touches to my apps before I hit the send button. I'll keep my profile updated with current information from this point on.

PS- thank you all so much for your encouragement!! I love all my LSN friends! Please keep me updated with any good news. I love hearing your accomplishments because it motivates me to keep enduring. You all rock!

1-6-2011: WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO! I just got my LSAT SCORE from december! I did it! I officially raised my score 12 points from the first time I took the LSAT! I did lower than what I was averaging on practice preptests, but it's ok.... at least I went up with my score! I'm so excited! Let's see how the law schools I applied to last year will react to me this year. I really hope I can get into at least one school that I applied to. I'll keep you all updated like always!

Thanks again for all your support and advice. Let's keep strong, positive, and cross our fingers for the best cycle ever. :)

1-8-2011: So today I went the the UC Davis information session. I thought that this event was going to include a large number of perspective students, but to my pleasant surprise, it didnt. It was a small classroom with about 15 people in attendance and Sharon Pinkney sitting up front (to the left of me). In a nutshell though, it was awesome! She gave everyone the low-down on everything. It was more of a refresher for me because I've done all my research from the last cycle, but nonetheless it was definitely worth going to.

She basically walked everyone through the application process and what UC Davis has to offer us. She also talked about the report they receive from lsac and how they use it as an outline to refer to as they are reading our personal statements.

What I noticed after this session is that the personal statement is definitely a big deal for Davis. The main thing she kept bringing up is that in the personal statement they really want to know why we have chosen the path of going to law school instead of some other career. This is a something that I think I missed on with my personal statement. Grrrr.....

Since the theme of my personal statement was on why I would make a good law student, I did allude to why I have chosen to go to law school, but I didnt explain it as bluntly as I should have. Man.... I feel like she was talking directly to me when she brought this up too. Oh goodness.... hopefully they can sense why I want to go to law school through the way I set everything up.....We will see what happens. Other than catching that boo boo I made with my PS, I think I have a pretty good chance of being accepted this time.

But seriously though I cant emphasize enough how important it was for me to go to this session even though I already applied. These types of sessions give us a glimpse of what goes on in the heads of the admissions people.... and that is more than any book we buy can give us!

1-28-2011: OMG OMG OMG!! There is a "Decision Rendered" on McGeorge's status checker page! Im super excited! I cant wait to see what the verdict is. Please everyone send some positive energy my way! As soon as I receive the decision, I will post it! Yeeeeeee I'm excited on how quick it was... not sure if it's good or bad though :( But whatever it is, I want to know NOW!! hahaha!

2-4-2011: YES! FINALLY! I did it. I got into McGeorge! I'm so happy right now. This really proves that hard work pays off. Now I feel better about my decision to start up studying again for the lsat in August. I feel accomplished! No matter WHAT, I'm going to law school this year woop woop!!

2-24-2011: Rejected to UC Hastings.... Oh well, it really doesnt hurt the second time around. Let's stay positive because we've got wayyyyyy more schools to hear from!

3-3-2011: ACCEPTED to USF via email and snail mail! Wooop! Man this feels so nice. I love that this year is turning out so much better... yyyyyeeehaw I'm happy!

3-8-2011: ACCEPTED to Golden Gate! Mammmaa say woop woop!!

3-31-2011: HELLO! Where are the rest of the schools..... Davis are you there?!?! Come on admissions people... respond por favor! grrrrrr....

4-4-2011: Waistlisted at USD via status check and still in committee at Santa Clara. At this point, if Davis doesnt respond by the 10th of this month, my decision is pretty much set... MCGEORGE here i come!

4-15-2011: So my deposit is in at McGeorge. I'm happy that I have somewhere reputable to go this fall. I'm just a little pissed at Davis... my status is still showing as awaiting evaluation and I dont like that AT ALL. Even if they are going to reject me, i wish they would just check my application out already. grrrrr.... oh well, I just have to stay positive since my heart is still set on going there.... i'll update you as soon as more news comes in.

5-1-2011: Rejected from UC Davis via status check. This craps. Man why would they waitlist me last year with a 148 lsat score and just right off reject me this year with a way higher lsat and awesome work experience and community service. This doesnt make logical sense.... I'm really upset today. I need to think about what I'm going to do now.

5-13-2011: Accepted to Santa Clara via Status check! wooop Woop!!

6/25/2011: Well well well, my cycle is pretty much over and at this point I have Withdrawn from all the schools but UCSD... I will be attending McGeorge if San Diego doesnt accept me. I learned a lot this cycle and feel like everything turned out pretty good. If any one has any questions about the law school admissions process, please feel free to inbox me. I will keep you all updated with my final decision, but for now, I'm starting to prep for starting in Aug! I'm so excited!!!!

Visitor Comments

  • advice!
  • Saturday, February 20 2010 at 09:28 PM

retake your LSAT with a prep course (testmasters or blueprint only)! you will kill it and get into a top 14. however, with your grades you likely have amazing study skills compared to most, so go to a school like chapman and ace all your classes so you get a scholarship.

- caatty
  • thank you caatty!
  • Tuesday, February 23 2010 at 10:15 AM

i hope i can get in SOMEWHERE with these numbers.

- dreamz01
  • Saturday, February 27 2010 at 10:40 AM

Hey, I have the same LSAT as you, good luck and best wishes on your cycle!

- rock2010
  • Tuesday, March 02 2010 at 05:24 AM

Thank you for your nice comment! I know, hopefully they wont just dwell on the LSAT. I have faith for us both!

- rock2010
  • Nice Wait Lists
  • Thursday, March 11 2010 at 02:12 PM

Hey, I'd be stoked to be on some of your wait lists and I'm impressed with that 3.99 GPA, Good luck!!

- HungryJOHNNY
  • Friday, March 12 2010 at 01:48 PM

I feel just like you... I'm hoping to receive just 1 acceptance. That's all it takes. I'm in the same boat as you are with these numbers.

- dia
  • thank you HungryJohnny
  • Friday, March 12 2010 at 06:47 PM

Thank you! We are going to finish out this cycle strong!

- dreamz01
  • dia we can do this!
  • Friday, March 12 2010 at 06:49 PM

I just got one acceptance today. I couldnt believe how FAST charlotte admitted me. This proves that getting into one law school is def possible! We just have to stay persistent and focused.

- dreamz01
  • charlotte
  • Friday, March 12 2010 at 07:47 PM

I didn't have a great LSAT score either (just a 152) but I was THRILLED getting into Charlotte because the people I know who go there LOVE it. I am from Cali as well but I am still going to Charlotte--regardless of my answer from Chapman.

- volleyballer
  • volleyballer i soooooo agree!
  • Friday, March 12 2010 at 08:09 PM

i feel exactly the same way. i just want to wait a little bit so see where else i can get into... i LOVE cali so much! but im really happy that i got into one school so i dont have to wait to reapply for next year. im so happy that we are in!

- dreamz01
  • Saturday, March 13 2010 at 10:50 AM

dreamz01...I have a feeling from looking at your GPA and your intelligent responses you will be a great attorney. Any law school will be lucky to have you! Maybe I will see you in Charlotte!

- volleyballer
  • tj
  • Tuesday, March 16 2010 at 04:23 AM

my frend had lower gpa and a 147 and he got accepted. ( same nationality) so i dont know what their problem is .... i dont even care didnt send them anything. good luck

- atashakor
  • Thursday, March 18 2010 at 05:13 PM

hey! when did you submit and go complete at La Verne? Its the worst waiting on them because they dont email, have NO status checker, and the woman on the phone seems to hate her life!!!

- anonymous
  • Friday, March 19 2010 at 07:02 AM

Hey again, congradulations on ur acceptances! Woo ur giving me hope again!

- rock2010
  • Frustration
  • Friday, March 19 2010 at 08:16 AM

I understand your frustration! I studied my butt off for the LSAT and did not receive a delightful score either. If you ever need to vent feel free to send me an email!

- skimes11
  • Think about this
  • Friday, March 19 2010 at 02:33 PM

Before you jump into law school this year, consider whether the schools that admit you are worth attending. Honestly, you have an unbelievably excellent GPA/class rank and it would be a shame to waste that on a school like Charlotte. Prep for a couple months, retake the LSAT and score at least a 160. I got two full rides at decent schools and my credentials aren't nearly as good as yours. I'm not here to bash any of the schools have accepted you. However, you should keep in mind that a decent LSAT will get you into much better schools and/or allow you to get full tuition scholarships at the schools you are currently looking at. Why would you risk taking a bunch of debt with shitty prospects when you could do much better? I would kill for your GPA, don't waste it!

- XApplicantX
  • Friday, March 19 2010 at 02:35 PM

BTW: Mind PMing me which CSU you went to? I'm curious.

- XApplicantX
  • anonymous RE La Verne
  • Monday, March 22 2010 at 10:46 AM

I submitted my application 2/7/2010... and you are so right about them not following up on their emails! That drove me nuts! Now that I'm accepted, I've been receiving emails practically every other day.... go figure! haha

- dreamz01
  • Monday, March 22 2010 at 06:32 PM

I sincerely hope that you didn't take my post as a put-down of any kind. Regardless of your LSAT score, you seem like a very intelligent/driven person and I am sure that you will be a great attorney. I was only saying that a few extra points can literally be the difference between paying sticker and getting a full ride to a lot of T3/T4 schools. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if you got into some top 100 schools that weigh the GPA more heavily. Things will be tougher going to a lower-ranked school, but I'm sure that you will be just fine. BTW, I was curious about which CSU you attended ( I still am) because I was also a JC/CSU transfer, so we might have gone to the same school. Best of luck at whichever school you choose!

- XApplicantX
  • Congrats on CW :)
  • Tuesday, March 23 2010 at 08:12 AM

Hey, I just wanted to say congrats (especially on Cal Western!). I feel your frustration with a lower than expected lsat (however your gpa is far higher than mine still). In any case, I think your attitude about showing those other schools what they missed out on by just looking at the lsat is a good one to have! Have you decided on a school?

- dl1227
  • Friday, March 26 2010 at 08:14 AM

Cool, well congrats again and good luck on the others! Let me know if you do end up deciding on CW.. I don't know anyone in the area!

- dl1227
  • Thursday, April 01 2010 at 08:27 AM

Thank you for your post. I am hoping schools will look past my LSAT as well. It is great that you have a few acceptances to work with and are proof that it can happen! Good luck with the rest of your cycle. Do you know where you might go based on offers now?

- helpme2020
  • Friday, April 02 2010 at 02:23 PM

Congrats on getting a few more acceptances! Are any of these schools willing to give you money? I've heard positive things about Valapraiso, so congrats on getting in there!

- XApplicantX
  • Thank you for existing
  • Wednesday, April 07 2010 at 08:41 AM

Thanks for the motivation. I was in your shoes this cycle with a good GPA (not valedictorian good, though) and a bad LSAT score and I also did not want to take the test a third time. However, I kept applying and sure enough I got into Texas Tech by miracle and off I go. I wish you good luck in choosing the right school.

- akstrong
  • TJ Thanx.......cal western?
  • Wednesday, April 07 2010 at 11:06 PM

No i didnt contact them. I got that same deffered/waitlist letter that you probably recieved...honestly i had put in a seat deposit at TSU just days prior and kinda totally forgot about TJ...So when i saw a large envelope in the mail i KNEW i was in. More shockingly the nice scholarship through me off...I noticed you got into cal western...i really would like to go there...but tj gave me a scholly so i think im just gonna stick with them..what do you think?

- dhurtd
  • Thanks
  • Friday, April 09 2010 at 02:24 AM

Thanks! I'm hoping to get a few more acceptances so that I have the opportunity to make a choice!

- skimes11
  • TJ
  • Friday, April 09 2010 at 09:52 AM

*threw not through lol Keep in touch...maybe youll get lucky and get picked up by TJ with a scholly like me....and good luck on all the other schools...its gonna be a crazy year for us!

- dhurtd
  • decisions decisions
  • Tuesday, April 13 2010 at 03:15 PM

Did you decide where youre going?

- dhurtd
  • response to dhurtd...
  • Tuesday, April 13 2010 at 04:52 PM

Talk about decisions! I so hear you!! Im waiting on UoP now since Im on wait list at Davis. If McGeorge ends up accepting me that will be my back up to UC Davis if I dont get off the wait list. If McGeorge doesnt accept me, I just sent out my deposit at Cal Western as back up... it's confusing, but this wait list situation has me going nuts. Im the type that likes to plan everything out, and not knowing whether Im in or not puts me in a daze. Either way though, I feel really lucky to have the opportunity to go to law school.... Im just not sure yet where I will officially end up. Coming soon... my official decision :) lets hope it happens in the next couple months!

- dreamz01
  • Thursday, April 15 2010 at 07:47 PM

Hey thanks for the comment! Congrats on all your acceptance and your waitlist at Davis, my cycle has been blah lol, but its not over yet, im hoping for golden gate or tjsl to come through

- rock2010
  • hi--question
  • Friday, April 16 2010 at 10:53 AM

hey did yu get van email last nite from USF about the waitlist?

- Michele
  • response to Michele
  • Friday, April 16 2010 at 05:08 PM

Hey! Yes I did receive the waitlist update email from USF last night. I'm hoping for them to give us some good news soon! GL!

- dreamz01
  • Wednesday, April 21 2010 at 01:53 PM

which schools are your top choices?

- cbliang
  • You Rock!
  • Sunday, April 25 2010 at 12:26 PM

Good luck Dreamz! If everyone had the same positive attitude that you do, then nobody would care about what U.S. News thinks, and consequently they wouldn't have such power over law school admissions.

- Wicket
  • L&C
  • Wednesday, April 28 2010 at 08:47 AM

I am planning to go to Lewis and Clark, but still waiting for the rest of my decisions. I, like you, only took the LSAT one time. Unfortunately, I still got rejected, waitlisted and deferred at the three schools I applied to near my home! But that's okay, I absolutely love Portland and I am looking forward to relocating :)

- Wicket
  • ***
  • Wednesday, April 28 2010 at 10:54 AM

I just saw you said you took the LSAT twice. What I meant above is that I also refuse to take time off to take it again.

- Wicket
  • Hi
  • Saturday, May 15 2010 at 01:40 AM

Looks like it's down to two! Which way are you leaning?

- bvillaro
  • Testmasters
  • Wednesday, June 30 2010 at 09:31 AM

I have no doubt that you re-taking the LSAT is the right choice, even if it means you delaying attending lawschool for one year. Take Testmasters. You won't regret it. The sad truth is that if you can't score higher on the LSAT you will have a difficult time passing the bar exam. That is the harsh reality that these adcoms are well aware of. Believe me, they want to give you a chance. They just don't want to lead you on if you won't be able to pass the bar. But if you study for the LSAT and get up to the mid 150's you will prove to them that you are able to pass the bar and even Davis might be swayed to go for a mid-150's with your GPA and determination. Believe in yourself. Take a prep course (I only know Testmaster because that is what I took and it really really helped my score + 6 points from a 159 to a 165)

- Believe In Yourself
  • Saturday, August 28 2010 at 06:16 PM

I'm rooting for you and I'll be keeping tabs on you, keep in touch ; D

- DavidClooney
  • Saturday, August 28 2010 at 07:43 PM

kick ass...u can do it

- birdmann783
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, September 09 2010 at 08:51 PM

I just saw your profile on here randomly and it was quite entertaining. Anyways, good luck with the LSAT and hopefully you can get into school and kick ass in the legal field.

- bigs5068
  • Thursday, September 09 2010 at 11:55 PM

I'm curious on why you didn't get any fee waivers. Was it just because of your LSAT score. It always seems like everyone gets fee waivers just because and I know my parents make too much money but I can't imagine paying for all these application fees and the report fees 2 years in a row.

- Jen
  • Wednesday, September 15 2010 at 08:21 PM

hello, I am taking the lsat in october...do you have any advice? I have been studying alot but have heard test is a killer, very common to have to retake. Also do you think schools today ar lookign mostly at the LSAT scores or other things you have accomplished. One more question lol, if you received a fee waiver how do apply it on the lsac

- Tiff
  • apply earlier!
  • Friday, September 17 2010 at 09:55 AM

Not sure if someone said this already but don't you also applied late! I've always been told that if you have a big weakness (i.e. LSAT score) you have a better chance for admittance if you apply early. Most apps come out in early September so I think you should aim to go complete in beginning November (assuming you're taking the October LSAT). Applying early can only help you. :) Good luck!

- jazzzygrl1
  • re: Tiff
  • Thursday, September 30 2010 at 08:37 PM

As long as you have been studying and you feel pretty confident in your skills, you will do fine! Just do a lot of prep tests in timed conditions and make sure you know why you are getting answers incorrect. In the end, I want you to make sure you have a positive perspective on this whole process. Go in to taking the LSAT with a very confident attitude. You have been studying your buns off, so you need to make sure you dont let your mindset ruin your potential of killing the exam! You can soooooo do this! The LSAT IS a big deal to admissions. So it's imperative you perform at the top of your game to you have a more competitive application. Again, clear your mind, remember that you have been studying for this moment of really proving what you have been learning, and know deep down in your mind and heart that you definitely can score high on this test. Let me know how it goes! :)

- dreamz01
  • Love your blog
  • Thursday, November 04 2010 at 04:57 AM

I am confident you can do better on the LSAT. I hope you stayed focused and studied hard on your retake. Are you keeping the same user name for cycle two?

- NylaB52
  • reading the blog
  • Thursday, December 02 2010 at 12:01 PM

As a fellow non-traditional applicant and soon to be third time lsater, I am very inspired by your upbeat attitude. I really hope you make it and get into the school(s) you want to. I am thinking of applying at Davis school it seems like such a great atmosphere. All of the best on your journey and keep your chin up! ~hailmarypass

- hailmarypass
  • Monday, December 20 2010 at 04:08 PM

haha i love that this is a pseudo-blog! Best of luck, I'm rooting for ya!

- mez06
  • Hey!
  • Tuesday, January 11 2011 at 07:19 PM

I was avoiding tonight's reading and decided to browse this year's applicants. I was like "hey, I know that name." Anyway, good luck and I hope to see you at Davis next year.

- XApplicantX
  • Thursday, January 20 2011 at 03:51 AM

overachiever alert

- walter
  • Hey XApp!
  • Thursday, January 20 2011 at 05:03 PM

Thank you so much for your advice and support. I hope youre enjoying Davis!

- dreamz01
  • Why thank you Walter!
  • Thursday, January 20 2011 at 05:05 PM

I will take your post as a big compliment. I try my hardest to do my best at anything I touch. Thank you for noticing! I wish you luck during your cycle!

- dreamz01
  • You're awesome!
  • Tuesday, January 25 2011 at 01:28 PM

I love reading your blog, in fact you inspired me to start my own. I think you commented on my blog the other day and it's only today that I realized that it's the same dreamz! (if it wasn't you, I'm super sorry, and this will be a really embarrassing moment for me) hehe. BEST of luck to you and your cycle, I hope you get into ALL of your schools because your positive attitude is awesome and you deserve it!!! =) I'm really rooting for you!!

- CALIhopeful
  • CALIhopeful... Thank you!
  • Tuesday, January 25 2011 at 08:25 PM

You are the awesome one!! Thank you so much for being so motivating. I'm so happy that I influenced you in a positive way. I want to read your blog! Best of luck to you! Keep us updated!!

- dreamz01
  • Hey
  • Monday, April 04 2011 at 06:44 PM

Hey, congrats on ur acceptances so far! im probably going to end up at mcgeorge as well! its between UOP, USF and W&L right now, but im probably going to goooo

- rock2010
  • Santa Clara?
  • Friday, May 13 2011 at 06:00 AM

Congrats on your cycle. You have some great options. Do you think you'll accept at Santa Clara?

- texasrose35
  • LSAT
  • Tuesday, June 28 2011 at 11:20 AM

wasnt as good as yours but we will see what it will get me.

- darnell87

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