RUNNING TALLY: 19 - 8 - 7
I know, I know - I applied to an A$$LOAD of schools but why not - I got fee waivers from all but 3! Wouldn't you apply?
In at Florida State!
In at Penn State (2 for 2)!
12-06-07 - Rejected from UGA - it wasn't my top so I'm not too upset, but it is funny how they just straight tell you that you have been DENIED online what a slap - I figure it is the first of many, only time will tell.
12-11-07 - In at University of South Carolina w/ $45,000! Not a top choice but at least 3/4 is a pretty good percentage!
12-13-07 - In at Rutgers - Camden via email referencing my outstanding personal statement! Materials will be sent to my home in the US shortly along with a T-Shirt! 4/5...on a roll just waiting for the big ones to bite!!!
12-14-07 - In at University of Kentucky via email from dean of admissions saying that she would "love to have me there" again, not a top choice but at least its another +...5/6!!!
12-20-07 - Hi Santa - Yea, this is Drew, I know I have told people that I don't believe in you for years but I want you to know that I secretly still do. That being said, I don't want anything big and flashy for christmas, in fact all I want are a few top tier acceptances before the holiday begins. I don't feel that this is too much to ask for and I promise I have been a good boy! Thanks for the consideration and I hope you come through for me big guy!
12-21-07 - Accepted at Quinnipiac University by email - not surprised by this one, probably wouldn't go here but it is a nice school and close to home. Definitely a rising reputation and ranking.
12-23-07 - I've never hated weekends and holidays more!! Not only am I away from my family but law schools are closed so I can't even get decisions - the one thing that keeps me relatively sane...oh well - not too much longer of this crap! And happy holidays to you all, don't stress you could be where I am!
12-29-07 - I reiterate that I HATE the lull in the admissions cycle! This completely sucks. Not only did my christmas suck and surely my new years will too, I have to wait until the 2nd/3rd before any HOPE of hearing from a school. Oh well, I chose to apply!
Okay - just got word from my mom that I was waitlisted at University of Minnesota. My first one of these and it kind of sucks! I will be writing my LOCI and submitting it within the next day or two as this is a school that I would seriously consider going to if I got in. I guess we'll just have to see what happens! I think I would rather have heard nothing! LOCI submitted on 12-30; waiting again!
01-07-08 - Accepted at New York Law School with a Trustee Scholarship worth $30,000 per year! Not a bad offer but likely not a school I will attend. At least it is something else to consider and my record keeps getting stronger! COME ON T1!!!
01-11-08 - DECISION AT MICHIGAN!!! CROSSING MY FINGERS AND HOPING FOR MY FIRST T1...but judging by others' numbers it doesn't look promising!
01-17-08 - Still nothing from Michigan! This is killing me. Just came back in off of a mission and found out that I got accepted to U of Arizona!! FIRST TOP TIER AND A NICE SCHOLARSHIP! On a side note, I was also rejected from Northwestern but that was expected with my numbers...oh well, I'll take what I can get!
01-18-08 - Just received a rejection letter from George Mason. This one sucks because I thought I actually had a decent chance. Oh well, staying positive about the whole thing and hoping the next one is an acceptance!
01-21-08 - Just received word via email that I am a no-go at Michigan. It was a very nice email so while I am upset I cannot be too mad! I didn't have the numbers for it anyhow! This sucks - I need some more acceptances to make me smile again!
01-22-08 - GREAT DAY TODAY! To start I got a $25,000/yr scholarship to Quinnipiac and to top it off I got accepted to 3 schools:
1 = Tier 1 - University of Wisconsin - Madison
2 = Tier 2/3 - Temple and Michigan State
COULDN'T BE HAPPIER TODAY (Except if I got into a T14)
...UPDATE: WENT DECISION AT UVA - I'm guessing REJECTED but hoping for the best!
01-23-08 - OHIO STATE APPLICATION STATUS NOW READS "DECISION" - Yikes...that means I have 2 decisions in the mail right now!!
JUST RECEIVED MY ACCEPTANCE EMAIL FROM OHIO STATE!!!! WOHOOOOOOOO!!! 13 ACCEPTANCES!!
01-25-08 - REJECTED from UVA - I figured that would be the case as my numbers are too low! Oh well, I'm not bummed...I also decided to go ahead and apply to ND...we'll see what happens!
01-27-08 - ACCEPTED AT BOTH UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND UCONN!!! Great because UCONN is in-state for me and I am a veteran which means FREE RIDE!!!! VERY HAPPY!
01-28-08 - Waitlisted at U of Colorado - didn't want to go there anyhow just applied b/c it was free! W/D my name from the waitlist.
Also put on "HOLD" via email at UIUC. I definitely would like to continue to be considered as I think this is a great school! I guess we'll see!
02-02-08 - Accepted at University of Houston! Not a bad school and Houston is pretty nice but probably wouldn't pick it over UCONN. Came in a small envelope!
02-05-08 - Accepted at Loyola University - Chicago! I LOVE Chicago but not sure again if I would choose a T2 in a loaded market over a free highly reputable T1 in the area that I am very familiar with! NICE AGAIN TO HAVE ANOTHER OPTION SOMEWHERE IN A NEW AREA!
02-08-08 - Just withdrew from 10 schools so those of you on the waitlist or waiting to hear from any of the above that I have withdrawn from - I hope you get my slot! I wish you all the best of luck as it begins to look more and more like I will probably be at UCONN law next year!
02-23-08 - Oh well, rejected at GWU and UCLA - expected but it sucks to come back off of mission and find this out. Pretty much sold on UCONN though - time will tell!
03-08-08 - Waitlist at American - probably won't go there anyhow as I have pretty much decided where I will be attending. This week sucks - I hate this f'in country and just want to get back to the states: R.I.P. Bobby and Steve, you guys will be missed =-(
03-13-08 - Well good thing I have already made my decision because here came another rejection from UIUC. I guess it would suck a lot more if I had not been set on going to UCONN.
3-23-08 - William and Mary stopped fighting in order to send me my waitlist. This one was quickly withdrawn as UCONN here I come! Just wish you didn't screw up that basketball tourney!
3-26-08 - Today was somewhat bittersweet! I got waitlisted at both Notre Dame (thought I would be auto-reject) and Chicago-Kent (thought I was in) no big deal as I am UCONN bound. On the happy note; I found out that I may come home two weeks earlier than I thought from Afghanistan - THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME!!!!!! I will know for sure in 24-48 hrs!
3-26-08 - Yet another piroity waitlist - IU-Bloomington. Again, no sweat but 7 F'IN WAITLISTS - GEEZ! Make up your damn minds!!!!
3-27-08 - In off of the waitlist at Indiana University - Bloomington! I got an email saying that the admissions committee met and decided to admit me off of the waitlist which is great news! BUT THERE IS BETTER NEWS...WAIT FOR IT....WAIT FOR IT...
I GET TO COME HOME 2 WEEKS EARLIER!!! THE FLIGHTS GOT PUSHED UP TO LET US COME BACK TO THE STATES! I LEAVE IN A FREAKIN WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
....and, in addition, I just got something for admitted students at University of Florida. I guess that means I got in...won't go but that's not too bad!!!! Another acceptance!
3-28-08 - REJECTED at Cornell (at least I think). I was expecting this one so not too upset. I think that was the only school that could have swayed my loyalty to UCONN! UCONN HERE I COME!
3-29-08 - OKAY I WAS WRONG! I was placed on RESERVE at Cornell - I thought that I would be an auto-ding. Pretty happy about that!
4-25-08 - Got home from Afghanistan 2 weeks ago - just waiting for August to get here so I can put 1L behind me one day at a time! GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WITH FINAL DECISIONS!!!!