fashiongirl113 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Chapman University graph Accepted $77,616 01/25/12 01/27/12 01/27/12 05/21/12 2 years
Santa Clara University F graph Accepted A 01/25/12 01/27/12 02/07/12 04/17/12 2 years
University of San Diego PT graph Rejected 01/04/12 01/05/12 01/18/12 02/29/12 2 years
Loyola Law School graph Rejected 01/25/12 02/02/12 02/07/12 05/05/12 2 years

Applicant Information

Best in the West
Business Administration

Demographic Information

San Diego
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

- Past - legal work experience during undergrad (file clerk aka attorneys' slave) and legal secretary/paralegal work post-grad
- Current - legal analyst for a Fortune 500
- President of Alumni Association
- Strong LORs, PS, DS
- Strong upward grade trend


Applying a bit late in the game for the 2011-2012 cycle. Here we go!

1/5/12: Application received at USD. Still working on my DS for SCU, Chapman and Loyola.
1/25/12: Remaining apps sent. Time to kick back and wait...
1/30/12: I received status checker emails for SCU and Chapman but no word from Loyola. This status checker addiction is getting out of hand.
1/31/12: In Review at Chapman
2/2/12: Finally got my ID from Loyola. File is incomplete until they receive LSAC hard copy of my app. CAS report is still pending with SCU.
2/7/12: App complete at Loyola and In Committee at SCU. Hoping for a quick turnaround.
3/2/12: Really shocked that I got rejected from USD. I thought I would have been waitlisted for sure based on the past 2 cycles on LSN.
4/17/12: My date on the SCU status checker changed from 2/7 to 4/14. Not sure what this means but if I get in I am seriously considering SCU since my family lives up there.
4/17/12: In via status checker at SCU!!!!!

4/19/12: After long discussions with my BF, parents, friends and colleagues... it looks like I will be part of the SCU's class of 2015! Msg me if you will be attending as well :) I'd like to meet my future classmates!

I'll be waiting on Chapman and Loyola to make a decision so I can keep this thing updated, but I already made a decision considering I've been wanting to live in my hometown again. I'll also get to live rent free and be near all of my family and friends.

4/23/12: Received packet from SCU. No scholly info. Says they'll make a decision on that later but I went ahead and emailed them to start negotiating for scholly money.
5/5/12: Got a small envelope from Loyola. Dinged. They didn't even update my status checker, and the letter stated that they had too many applicants this year. Wasn't going to go here so basically just wasted $75 on the app fee.
5/22/12: Admitted to Chapman via status checker as of yesterday. Waiting to see how much scholly $ I got.
5/23/12: Got my Chapman admittance package and got a 60% scholly.

Visitor Comments

  • Friday, January 06 2012 at 11:28 AM

I am applying this cycle, probably getting apps out in the next couple days. I've pared down my school list and am applying with my new score, but might take in June since I was practicing higher than what I got. Good luck to you too!

- tmon
  • USD
  • Monday, January 09 2012 at 08:30 AM

Thank you so much for your wishes. I wish you the same. UCI is my number one. But USD is pretty high up there too. I'll need a lot of luck though thanks to my silly little score.

- akt
  • USD
  • Monday, January 09 2012 at 11:50 AM

Oh and I applied to the FT program.

- akt
  • Tuesday, January 10 2012 at 09:05 AM

Thanks for the well wishes! I wish you luck during your cycle as well. I honestly don't have a number one..I want to see how the cycle plays out and then choose from there. Are you URM as well? GL!

- butifuldisastr66
  • USD
  • Friday, January 20 2012 at 12:07 PM

I applied to the FT program, but would consider PT if it was offered. I'm not sure when they'll be releasing decisions for the PT apps. Best of luck to you as well!

- gosixers215
  • Not too late
  • Thursday, January 26 2012 at 07:38 PM

I def don't think it's too late for SW! I would apply if I were you :) I wish you the best of luck this cycle and beyond... Maybe we will be in the same class!

- mkat27
  • Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 04:31 PM

Heya, I applied to USD's full-time program. Best of luck to you as well!

- splitbrain
  • USD/Chapman
  • Tuesday, February 07 2012 at 09:48 AM

Thanks! The scholarship for Chapman is pretty great. At this moment I'm leaning towards the best school I get into- USD and Loyola being at the head of the pack right now, even though I do like Chapman. I won't know until I visit. And I applied for FT for all of the schools on my profile. How do you like living in San Diego? Best of luck on your cycle!

- sharpshooting
  • Saturday, February 18 2012 at 09:22 AM

Thanks for the Congrats on USD :D I applied full time, but hopefully you hear back soon! GL!

- butifuldisastr66
  • Thanks!
  • Sunday, February 19 2012 at 04:24 PM

Thanks for the congrats :) i hope you get in as well, I'm most likely to be going to USD!

- mkat27
  • Im so sorry
  • Friday, March 02 2012 at 07:30 PM

I dont understand why you didn't get in :( im sorry about the bad news but I know you have even better things planned... It's their loss! And thanks for letting me know about the need-based aid.

- mkat27
  • USD
  • Saturday, March 03 2012 at 02:07 PM

Yeah I'm SO bitter. This is my second time applying and I'm from San Diego.... So the whole thing is pretty upsetting... I thought I would at least be waitlisted. Looks like moving away from San Diego is inevitable now :/

- VeritableQuandary
  • USD
  • Sunday, March 04 2012 at 07:03 PM

Yeah I did retake actually- My first LSAT experience was not so great, but I wanted to go so badly I applied to a couple of schools hoping for a miracle... If I were you, I would really buckle down and re-take (if you think you can gain at least 3-5 points) and then apply early next cycle- come back with a really refined application, a strong score and an early application and I think you'll be in no prob!

- VeritableQuandary
  • USD
  • Monday, March 05 2012 at 07:41 PM

I hear you on that! Studying w/ a FT job is tough. Hiding your law school obsession from your job is tough too haha... It's easy to let something slip! But yeah, I think I'll see what happens with Wisconsin.... I really want to go to a big school with lots of interdisciplinary opportunities, so we'll see how the cookie crumbles.

- VeritableQuandary
  • USD
  • Tuesday, March 06 2012 at 10:27 AM

sorry to hear about USD, I've been following the thread on TLS. I admire you determination and I know you will get into USD next cycle. Given your results, I will likely be in the same boat as you. Best of luck!

- richalvarez
  • USD
  • Wednesday, March 07 2012 at 07:13 AM

I wanted to repeat the sentiments of others that have followed you on TLS and say that you are an act of inspiration in "the face of defeat." I haven't heard back from USD but I'm expecting similar results to yours. I wanted to wish you the best of luck and if you ever need an extra boost of energy while working, let me know and I'll get your head in study gear!

- Midwestprincesse
  • USD
  • Wednesday, March 07 2012 at 07:14 AM

I should also say that I'm an out of state resident, but I lived in CA for a few years while I was earning a grad. degree. Is Chapman a school you'd consider attending? I remember when I was driving around and got lost, I drove past that school accidentally and I thought it was gorgeous - haha. I applied there myself but still waiting to hear back.

- Midwestprincesse
  • LA
  • Wednesday, March 07 2012 at 09:19 AM

Oh I know LA is atrocious for driving. If non-LA applicants want to deal with the "stress" of the commuting by all means, they can go ahead and do so. :) I lived right on the border of LA/OC Counties and they were totally different from one another. I've only been to SD once but I loved it when I was there. I also did a drive by of the schools when I was there, but not because I had applied or anything. Just as a tourist thing to do. I worked in both Santa Monica and Pasadena (a Rose Bowl internship is my "really cool internship" experience - haha) and I had to deal with 4 hour commutes often (2 hours one way, 2 hours back) and I will certainly not miss those. Not at $4+ in gas at least. And I will for sure take you up on the offer of messaging ya via email. It'll be like workout buddies, but of the mind. :) You have appeared to be one of the more "sane" applicants on TLS as some folks on the site can go a bit overboard - haha.

- Midwestprincesse
  • re: USD
  • Wednesday, March 07 2012 at 11:46 AM

Hey, I definitely applied for the full time, but I applied really early. I had everything turned in before the early app deadline even though I was on the regular admission track. Last year I applied in January with a lower LSAT, so I'd recommend taking the test again and applying early next year!

- crandala
  • USD
  • Thursday, March 22 2012 at 08:51 AM

Check out my recent status update. :) I included you in the mayhem. Just went DR yesterday.

- Midwestprincesse
  • No worries
  • Friday, March 23 2012 at 08:06 PM

I am considering re-applying but as a transfer student. I need to go to law school and begin this process. But with USD's letter, they made it seem that it may be "easy" to make it in as a transfer, which is always possible. I had scheduled to be at an info session with them today and they had the audacity to call me today. I missed the call because I was doing other stuff in SD but I was thinking "C'mon USD - Don't rub it in my face." :) I also drove past Chapman today for the second time. I liked the school in general. Waiting on a response from them too.

- Midwestprincesse
  • SCU
  • Tuesday, April 17 2012 at 08:17 AM

Good luck on SCU!!!!

- Midwestprincesse
  • Schools
  • Wednesday, April 18 2012 at 06:42 AM

Still waiting on four schools so I'm hoping that by the first week of May, I know more. I just went into review and am held at another option so I'll wait a bit longer, then reassess. Have you sent LOCIs to the schools? What the heck are Loyola and Chapman doing? Sheesh.

- Midwestprincesse
  • SCU
  • Wednesday, April 18 2012 at 09:07 AM

I don't blame you for not wanting to go through this process again. if you think SCU will be a good fit, then why not give it a try? You could also transfer out. However, the worst thing you could do to yourself is go to a school because you're settling. Good luck!

- akt
  • SCU
  • Thursday, April 19 2012 at 07:53 AM

Congrats! I'm sure you'll love it up there :)

- akt
  • Wednesday, April 25 2012 at 09:29 PM

I'm almost certain that I'm going to USD. I know Loyola doesnt have any $$ at this point, and they havent shown any interest in me, so why bother? Congrats on SCU!

- mkat27
  • Loyola
  • Sunday, May 06 2012 at 11:51 AM

Wait, they didnt even change the status checker? What a joke! I just can't believe they don't even have the courtesy to review your file with equal time... Their loss!

- mkat27
  • USD
  • Friday, May 11 2012 at 12:33 AM

Lame! I'm still "complete" from Loyola. Sooo over it! Anyway, about USD... I'm not sure if they would put you in the full time program just because I know there are people on waitlist already, and I think it's more difficult to get into the FT number-wise. But i think it's worth a shot if you really want to go!!! Or another option is re-take or transfer... Maybe they would see your eagerness more? (this was my second time applying btw!) Good luck!!

- mkat27
  • Tuesday, May 15 2012 at 09:59 PM

Sorry to hear about USD... But like you said, nothing to lose, right? Are you going to attend SCU and transfer? I'm just so happy I am going to be done!

- mkat27
  • Saturday, May 19 2012 at 05:55 PM

Ding from Loyola. I'll be waiting for you at USD!

- mkat27
  • SCU
  • Tuesday, May 29 2012 at 09:09 PM

How did the negotiating for $$ go, now that you got $$ from Chapman? Did it work?

- mkat27
  • Chapman
  • Thursday, May 31 2012 at 07:41 PM

I got the scholarship info in the admissions packet/letter.

- 1digits
  • Craziness
  • Friday, July 27 2012 at 03:31 PM

Hey - I haven't been on this site in forever. Feel free to personally message me your email and we'll keep in touch! We'll need to trade tips and keep each other sane. :)

- Midwestprincesse

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