gemini5165 (2021-2022)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#3 American University F PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/16/05 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/06/06 Rec: 01/09/06 Comp: 01/24/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Temple University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/19/05 Comp: 12/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Rutgers State University Newark Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/16/05 Comp: 12/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/06 Upd: 15 years
Howard University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/22/05 Comp: 01/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/06 Upd: 15 years
University of San Diego Accepted W Type: RA $57,000 Sent: 01/30/06 Rec: 01/31/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/06 Upd: 15 years
#3 George Mason University F PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/16/05 Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Maryland PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/15/05 Rec: 11/21/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/06 Upd: 15 years
Catholic University of America F PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/05 Rec: 11/07/05 Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/06 Upd: 15 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/30/06 Rec: 02/03/06 Comp: 02/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#1 Georgetown University PT Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/28/05 Rec: 11/04/05 Comp: 03/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/06 Upd: 15 years
#2 Washington and Lee University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/18/05 Rec: 11/28/05 Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/06 Upd: 15 years
University of Baltimore F PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: -
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Large Public
  • Major: Molecular Biology

Demographic Information

  • City: College Park
  • State: Maryland
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

according to Chiashu, I am the official "trying to beat the odds" applicant:

Georgetown 0.1%
W&L 0.6%
George Mason 0.6%
U. Maryland 1.1%
American 2.5%
Cardozo 4.5%
USD 9.3%
UIUC 12.4%
Temple 13.8%
Rutgers 24.1%
Catholic 50.0%
Howard 65.0%
U. Baltimore 76.0%

Additional info & updates

MS Biotechnology
3 years and molecular bio Research Assistant
2 years as Regulatory Affairs Associate
Mother of 3
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12/15/05 - Added Howard to safety list (getting nervous)
01/06/06 - Received UIUC fee waiver so sent in one more
01/06/06 - 1st Ding from UMD! Finally a decision (despite)
01/30/06 - Added Cardozo and USD to the list
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02/01/06 - Happy February everyone! I hope this is a month filled with good news or any news for that matter. I am tired of the anticipation and still not complete at Georgetown.

**02/04/06 - Recieved 1st acceptance from Catholic VIA large snail mail envelope......... guess I'm going to law school.
**02/11/06 - Rutgers, large envelope.
**02/24/06 - 'Priority' Waitlist at UBaltimore (what on earth is a priority waitlist?)
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03/01/06 - Happy March everyone! I haven't heard anything from anyone lately and the way application updates have been going I'm starting to think that no new is good news. We'll see...oh, and finally complete at G'town

**03/01/06 - Waitlisted at George Mason.
**03/02/06 - Waitlisted at Temple
**03/11/06 - Howard acceptance; small envelope
**03/24/06 - Waitlisted at UIUC
**03/27/06 - USD acceptance; Waitlisted at American :-(
**03/31/06 - Rejection letter from W&L (expected)
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04/05/06 - Happy April everyone...the month of waitlists and rejections (hopefully this will not be the case for my fellow LSNers)

**04/03/06 - Finally went to Decision at G'town
**04/05/06 - Got a phone call.....IN AT GEORGETOWN!! ....
withdrawing all other apps tomorrow.
**04/06/06 - $19,000 a year from USD, and I was just about to send in my withdrawal form - am I crazy t consider the $$ over my #1?
**04/07/06 - Got the package from G'Town...thin beige envelope with the hand written note and a large binder...now I can officially drop my withdrawals in the mailbox.
**04/08/06 - Waitlist notice from Cardozo - withdrawing on Monday.

*******Deferred GULC start until Fall 2007*********

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Thanks
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the encouragement. Now if only we could get some decisions soon! This wait is killing me!

Re:hi
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the support. I actually enjoyed molecular bio, it was the lab attendance requirements in all my science courses that shattered my GPA. Three hour blocks were a tough committment with other classes, work, sports and a child.

Thanks for the encouragement!!
Monday, April 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much for the encouragement! I actually do have a lot of WE and ECs, just didn't list them here on LSN. I thought of retaking in Dec. as well, but decided to focus on my applications. I see you are looking to stay in the DC area, best of luck in the process!! -electric

Re: Why no Howard
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I do plan on appying to U of Balt as a safety but I do not look at Howard as an option. They do not have a part-time program, they are not ranked, and they are a civil rights oriented law school which I do not think would provide me with the experience I need to go into my desired field. At least U of Balt would be an in-state option for me, has a part-time program and possibility of transfer. Honestly, I doubt Howard would offer money with my GPA and I dont think going there is worth the money - Just my opinion. -MJ

No Howard.
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah. i feel you. They are kind of low on my list because I don't see IP as a focus there. This is kind of confusing. Minorities are almost non-existent in IP. And it's not like Howard can't do it. I hear there is a case going on now involving the Matrix movies. Just think of the publicity for the school if the lawyer was a Howard IP alum. Also, not having a part-time program seems like a mistake. They are missing out on some qualified applicants-such as yourself.

Good Luck
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

As a fellow low GPA applicamt, Good Luck!!

I would kill for your score
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

WHY on Gods greeen eart h are you retesting? Take it and run. In my opinion you did really good, but maybe you feel tha you can do better, I notice you have 3 kids, so do I with one on the way in March, still I am determined. What did you use to prepare for the LSAT?

RE: I would kill for your score
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I am retaking b/c my actual score was far below my diagnostic. I was fasting on test day (religious obligation) and I really think it had an impact. My diagnostics have been consistent and I plan to walk into the December LSAT well-nourished and prepared for another 7 hour test administration. Another reason is that I cannot relocate from the DC area and my GPA puts me out of the running for all of the schools here so the only thing that I can rest on is a strong LSAT and good soft factors.

RE: I would kill for your score
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I am retaking b/c my actual score was far below my diagnostic. I was fasting on test day (religious obligation) and I really think it had an impact. My diagnostics have been consistent and I plan to walk into the December LSAT well-nourished and prepared for another 7 hour test administration. Another reason is that I cannot relocate from the DC area and my GPA puts me out of the running for all of the schools here so the only thing that I can rest on is a strong LSAT and good soft factors.

RE: I would kill for your score
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I am retaking b/c my actual score was far below my diagnostic. I was fasting on test day (religious obligation) and I really think it had an impact. My diagnostics have been consistent and I plan to walk into the December LSAT well-nourished and prepared for another 7 hour test administration. Another reason is that I cannot relocate from the DC area and my GPA puts me out of the running for all of the schools here so the only thing that I can rest on is a strong LSAT and good soft factors.

?????
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Did I click submit thrice??

NO WAY!!!!!
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Due in April that is awesome, me in March. This is so cool that I have someone to chat with who has something in common with me. How about Howard, are u going to apply? Univ. Maryland may actually be a safe school for you too, despite your GPA. I am applying everywhere, my score is beyond embarrassment. But that is okay, I did have anuy prep time or material, this time POWERSCORE baby. I am so psyched about it. Re taking FEB test, wish me luch and stay in touch [email protected]

OPPS!
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

I meant to say I did not have any" prep materials" and "wish me luck". I hope that I do not practice like I spell. Sorry.

catholic
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

they sent me an email notifying me of my of my complete status

catholic
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

they sent me an email notifying me of my of my complete status

gluck
Sunday, November 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

hey thanks for the msg! gluck to u!

ED/EA advice
Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks for pointing that out. You had me nervous for a second, but, luckily, I only applied ED to one school and posted it wrong on my profile.

NO WAY!!!!
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Girl this is too much! You are a AIDS activist too? We have got to meet. i am applying to Howard. It is on my list. This is too exciting.

hey stranger,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it's been awhile since i last posted to your profile. i just was wondering how things are going on your end. i for one have been so humbled by this whole experience. i don't know whether it's the fact that i had my last final of my undergrad career on thursday or it's my apprehension that it wasn't. i think i did ok in my molecular bio final, but my human genetics was something else. i thought i was fine until i handed in my blue book and the prof said, "only one?" then today, the lsac has finally seen fit to process my gpa and, "wham!" the damn thing is lower than i had anticipated. i just wanted to let you and some others know that i really appreciate all the kind words on my profile and reciprocate in kind. know that i am pulling for you and will continue to watch your progress. (after this semester, i understand that 2.21 better than anyone else.)

Gemini?
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

This is all too wierd. I am also a gemini, with 3 kids and HIV/AIDS Educated. This is toooo wierd. We just have to meet somewhere in the Law School World. Perhaps as future JD's! I am rooting for you on the December LSAT, I am sure that you will do fine. I would kill for your score now. (LOL)

Good Luck
Monday, August 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

I started out at RPI as a bioinformatics major - there, it is actually a dual major - computes science and molecular bio. Forget about it. I was taking Organic Chem when the primary season for election '04 was heating up. I got involved in the Howard Dean campaign, and forget about it - I had time for OChem or I had time for "saving the country" lol... I chose the political route. That's when I decided on law school instead of medical school, switched all my classes to pre-law stuff and my GPA shot up... So yeah, I feel for ya - It sucks to have majored in TWO extremely difficult subjects and have your GPA compared to the polysci majors. Just not fair.

Temple
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nope. No scholarship from Temple, yet.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Much sucess to you (You dont' need luck) I bet yer PS was killer with all of the things you listed. Besides how many Blakc Females are there in Bio-tech science? Just trying to pronounce all of that made my head hurt, you've got ALOT that other peole don't have, you'll be fine.

Thank you
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. At this point, i'm not feeling too confident. Hope your retake of the LSAT's went well. Best of luck.

Hi!
Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your note. Best of luck to you in your application process. Any school would be lucky to have you with your awesome personal and professional background. (Molecular biology? I bow to thee.) :)

Hi!
Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your note. Best of luck to you in your application process. Any school would be lucky to have you with your awesome personal and professional background. (Molecular biology? I bow to thee.) :)

Howdy and Good Luck
Friday, July 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, GMU really wanted me from the beginning I guess. I reckon with your LSAT score and... Molecular Bio (wow! that's a tough major to swallow with sports and being a single mother), GMU, especially PT should be a competitive school for you, since it looks like you want to stay local. I'm not sure about PT programs in general. All I know is that they're fairly easier to get into... But I'm sure you already know this. Anyway, best of luck!

omg
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

I can't believe that MD rejected you! I honestly can't, your major and extras are impressive. I am sure you will get into some great schools. Good Luck with the rest of your apps.

Weather
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much for the congrats. I am a little scared of the weather but hopefully its not as bad as I have heard.

soon,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

very soon many of these pendings will be acceptances. i hope that you went to maryland for undergrad. it would serve them right that you get into gulc pt, become some big sh17 atty and never throw an alumni dime maryland's way ever. when you become famous and write your best selling memoir, remember to thank maryland for the rejection in your dedication. ;)

Very Impressed
Wednesday, January 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

I hope the rest of your schools look at the rest of your factors! I am amazed at your life experience and am really rooting for you. One thing I have heard which may be good news for you, is that when you're on the border schools will hold your apps longer. Maybe this means great news for you yet! Either way, best of luck.

Best Wishes
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Gemini5165, I wish you the best of luck during this admission cycle. I am truly impressed with your accomplishments. I know what it's like having children and many other responsibilities during undergrad. With that I also understand the considerations you must take in deciding where to apply because of moving your family, grades, etc.... Know that you are not alone. I will be praying for you during the many times I will be praying for myself. Take care and you will beat the odds.

and so it begins
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on catholic! wow, that's really awesome. i think catholic is the next closest school to college park geographically. you should be fine regardless now. way to go! i think you should get prepared for the sweep! :) re: uiuc after my acceptances are in i will take a trip and visit my top choices. i'll go to the one that 'feels' best for me. know what i mean? my dream schools has it all: faculty, learning environment, and career opportunities. congrats again.

Congratulations!!
Monday, April 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Huge congrats on your first acceptance!! Doesn't it feel good to know you are going to law school!

Hey
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats! Good to see another hard science major on here. I hope our curriculum will give us an advantage at those top schools. And congrats yourself on CU. Good luck with the rest!

Good luck!
Monday, November 07 2005 at 07:00 PM

I haven't had the easiest way through either, but your story is really cool and you've obviously worked incredibly hard. Best of luck this cycle! I am sure you will get into a bunch of top choices.

congrats!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

i told you not to worry. just watch the accepts start rolling in. have you started celebrating yet?

GOOD SH*T!!!
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances, particularly at Rutgers. I am patiently waiting and checking the mail for something good!

Thanks!
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you so much! I will definitely keep you posted as to what Mr. Postman brings my way.

155+ r u kididng? LOL
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

LOL That will be the day. I wish I had the nerve to go through with Feb's test, but I knew that I was not ready, so I will be taking it in June. Then I can post my whoppin 170+ score LOL I will be sure to keep you posted. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

Re: Temple waitlist
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks :) I wrote a letter and I think that must have persuaded them because they called me four days after I mailed it.

Re: American
Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

It was a normal sized envelope, very thin...knew exactly what it was before I opened it.

LOL
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, the hate is strong in my neck of the woods. I've got thick skin though;). Thanks for your comment and congrats on Catholic. The DC area is amazing. I hope you get into all of the schools you apply, but I'll stick a plug in here for Howard! Go bison. let me know if you need anything.

good catch
Sunday, January 15 2006 at 07:00 PM

yes ma'am that was for Loyola... i apologize for the confusion and i have now updated it to show no decision yet at Howard. I sent my College Certification on Monday...so i should receive my rejection (ha) in a month or so i hope. good luck darlin!

hey
Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

try drexel, with that lsat score you could prob get lots of $

what?!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

"b-more is out of order. u of maryland is out of order. the whole state of baltimore is out of order!" -i have to give the proper recognition to my man al, from 'and justice for all' have you seen this movie? good luck on the rest of the apps. don't worry about u. b-more's yield protecting. do you really want to go there over catholic?

what?!
Saturday, March 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

how did you get waitlisted at temple? i am getting worried. i went complete two days after you and my lsat is not nearly as good. i thought you were an auto-admit there. :-(

Thanks!
Saturday, February 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the infor on Howard! I was really confused about the e-mail. Good luck with the rest of your apps!!

Howard
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptance to Howard. It's indeed a happy March for you. Best wishes on the rest.

yes!
Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

I actually haven't received the packet yet because it was sent to my other address, when are the admitted students days? I am definitely planning on going I just don't know when they are haha (but I am already in DC) Is Catholic one of your top choices?

edit
Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

yes, i will most likely be going to the admitted student days on the 31st and 1st. how about you?

re: Georgetown
Friday, January 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

I applied to the fulltime program (I knew I didn't have a chance, but figured I'd give it a shot). Anyway, I don't think I received a complete notice, but I applied around January 3. Good luck to you!

rutgers
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on the acceptances, but hey if you decide to not attend rutgers, could you please inform the admissions office whenever you make your decision?

;)
Saturday, March 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

glad to see i'm not the only one who wastes my time on here when I should be doing more productive stuff. I can't wait til the day when we all get to look back on this and laugh at how obsessed we were. good luck with your apps!

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on law school. You give me hope!!! Our numbers are close.

thanks
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

for the congrats again. I know you're still waiting on some schools, but out of the ones you've gotten into, which do you like the best?

Congrats!!
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wow, you are amazing. Single mom in ug? entered ug at 16?!?!?!!? YOU ROCK! And with the acceptances, so far so good! Any chance we'll be able to lure you out to sunny CA? And fyi, if you're still single SD is devoid of available black men just to let you know :( I am big on black people moving to CA, but I gotta keep it real!! any idea where you are leaning?

Wowza!
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

CONRATS!!!! I can understand you foresaking sun and surf for GULC!!! You deserve every bit of this amazing success and I am not surprised! Best of luck to you in the fall!!!!!

oh and as for me...
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

right now i am hastings unless something else comes along and makes my day! I am just trying to be like you!! :) conGrats again!

Congratulations!!!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

If anyone deserves this, it is you. I told you that you would beat all odds. I don't have to say best wishes, because you will do exceptionally well at Georgetown. Your past successes is only the beginning.

Congratulations!
Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

GT *and* serious $ at USD? When it rains, it pours. Still, you *definitely* deserve it. Best of luck in making a choice that's most enviable...and yet also not. (Money v. prestige - decisions, decisions.) :)

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on GT!!

Congrats
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Gemini you struck gold baby girl!!! Congrats!

re: 70k
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

yeah, it's alot of money. i've been poor my whole life and i know this is a blessing. i just can't shake this urge to roll the dice. you know what i mean? i afraid that toledo is the safe choice but not necessarily the right one. know what i mean? i guess what i'm saying is that i might attempt to transfer after 1L. ah, but who knows? i might just love it there.

awesome
Tuesday, May 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

i'll be at gtown in the fall as well...congrats!

Congrats ..
Tuesday, March 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just wanted to say congrats on your fine accomplishments and getting into Georgetown..btw are you planning to go into IP Law? That's what I want to do myself...well take care and best of luck with everything...

Thank you...
Tuesday, March 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

for the congrats and for the email. I've just sent mine to you as well in case you wanna keep in touch...

wow!
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

Georgetown! Congrats on your acceptances. Your background is also very unique. I'll be going to St. John's unless Fordham gets me off the wiatlist. But I am very happy with St. John's acceptance either way.

I am on my way
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

and I coildn ot be happier, How are you doing? You have to keep in touch with me, you are so encouraging to me. My baby is 3 months old and she is so cute. Her name is Chloie Elizabeth and she smiles at me all the time. I just love her to death. Anyway please keep in touch [email protected] or [email protected]

Proofreading
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

I have got to remember to do that after I type in an entry. I meant to say "could not" LOL

pls reply
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

I am applying for Georgetown PT program. and my odds are soo slim. I am also a URM. do you have any suggestion tips you can give me that you used in your personal statment?

Thanks!
Sunday, May 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

It'd be nice to have a good cycle . . . I hope GTown is treating you well!

hi there
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

can you pls share your GPA and LSAT?