9/29/07: I'm currenty in my senior year of undergrad. June was a horrible LSAT experience for me, i just took the October '07 test and hoping for the best. I felt like I improved this time around, but you never know, this test is surely capable of making anyone look like a fool.
12/20/07: Its a tragedy, I think life is pretty much over for me now. I took the LSAT for the third time on Dec. 1st, and scored a 148. I gave my entire soul for this exam in 2007, and I simply could not will myself out of the 140s. I am in dire straits right now. I can only pray that I'll somehow sneak in to FIU. I have applied to a bunch of schools, and I really want to leave South Florida, because I lived here all my life (never seen snow before). But in the end, it always comes down to money, and FIU would make the most sense for me in this case. But its going to be a real reach, I don't have strong enough credentials. I seriously need a prayer.
1/7/08: Accepted to Valpo Law! (Thick white envelope) The fact that it is located just 50 miles southeast of Chicago is pretty appealing, but I'm gonna have to wait and see. I have until April to send in the deposit. I'm 2 for 2 so far, with 24 more decisions remaining.
1/17/08: Got an email from Akron letting me know that I was deferred. They also gave me the option to have my application reviewed as a part-time entrant, and I told them I was interested because they give you the option to switch to full-time if you're accpeted. We'll see what happens. In a way I feel this was a positive, Akron was a pretty sizable long shot for me, and they didn't flat out say NO! Hopefully this good karma carries over to the other schools. The waiting game continues.....
1/25/08: Got accepted to St. Thomas University School of Law (thin white envelope). Finally got some love here from my home state of Florida. I'm a little bumbed at the fact that there was no word in there concerning money, but I have till April 15th to decide whether I wanna attend. This is just another safety school in my back pocket. I have a visit scheduled for Jan. 30th down there. I have to continue to wait things out..
1/29/08: Accepted to Nova thru their AAMPLE Program. It's a conditional program that makes me take a few courses in the summer that I have to pass in order to enter the fall class. Thanks, but no thanx Nova. It's not that the program is hell or anything, but I think there are better options out there for me. Five decisions are in so far, still no REJECTIONS......gotta keep the momentum going, things are getting very interesting.
2/4/08: The party is over...My first rejection comes from Albany...
2/7/08: Accepted to Akron Law PT/day after getting deferred for FT. Will be placed on a waiting list for the full-time program.
2/11/08: Accepted to New York Law School thru their AAMPLE program. Same deal as Nova. I like this school, but I just dont know if I can cough up the type dough it demands
-Accepted to University of Dayton School of Law via email. The state of Ohio has shown me some real love so far. Rejected from Buffalo. This one hurts a little. Cheap out of state tuition, and solid ranking made it attractive to me, but oh well........
2/14/2008: Accepted to Florida Coastal!
2/15/2008: Rejected from Marquette. Everytime someone says no its stings a little, but this one was not a surprise at all....
2/16/2008: Deferred at FIU! This is my number one choice right now. At this point, I'm just happy I wasn't rejected. Oh boy, things are getting serious now...We'll see what drama unfolds. I'll have my fingers crossed, and I welcome any words of encouragement out there.
2/19/2008: Accepted to Texas Southern University School of Law!
-Accepted to Cleveland State University thru their LCOP program. Although its only one summer course, I really didnt want to have to spend money on classes this summer. I wanted to spend $$$ on some pre law school vacation traveling during those months. I deserve it!!
2/22/2008: Accepted to Saint Louis University School of Law Summer Institute. I'm happy by the fact that they pay for program, plus the success rate of the program is pretty solid. But this is still a conditional program, and i really desire a relaxed, stress-free summer. Thanks for considering me SLU, but im going to have to decline this offer.
2/27/2008: Deferred from Barry Law...
2/29/2008: Got an email from Akron Law with a scholarship offer that would cover tuition in the first year! Unbelievable...Akron looks really attractive to me now.
3/1/2008: Rejected from Howard. This one really hurts...This cycle is truly a crapshoot.
3/3/2008: Got a scholarship offer from Dayton worth $7k a year. But Akron's scholarship was a better deal because they offered me one that was 25k. Very easy choice here. Still waiting on Toledo, the only Ohio school left that I havent heard from.
3/4/2008: Deferred at Rutgers-Newark.......Oh the agony!!
3/4/2008: Just received a phone call from the admissions director at KU to inform me that I was ACCEPTED. It's a miracle, with my credentials KU was a huge longshot for me, and somehow this has happened. I have a tough decision to make here soon. Good luck to everyone out there!!
3/5/2008: Toledo's turn to crash the party, Rejected......
3/10/2008: Waitlisted at Loyola-New Orleans
3/13/2008; Rejection from West Virginia...a tad stung by this, but ill be alright.
3/27/2008: Rejection from UALR..
3/31/2008: Turned in my seat deposit at Akron today. For some reason I feel as if I signed my life away.....lol. But that's not the case at all. I'm still waiting on FIU, it might not be till May for a decision from them. If they say yes, I will gladly stay in Miami. If not, I'll pack my bags and head to Ohio. Simple as that. I know I still have some schools pending, but I dont expect to get any exceptional offers out of any of them. The wild ride continues......
4/3/08: Rejected from Golden Gate......
4/18/08: Accepted to FAMU, and they offered a 5k scholarship for the first year. The school only costs about 8k a year in tuition. A little bit interesting here.......but I'm still anxiously waiting on FIU's word, and I still have Akron sitting out there. Going to have decide whether or not to turn in the deposit at FAMU by May 2nd. I love Orlando, and I love in-state tuition! but we'll see what happens, its a tough decision.
4/21/08: Ahh! I finally get the word from Rutgers-Newark, and its a NO NO....Oh well, that my last shot at potentially going to law school in the NYC metro area. So long big apple! ill see you eventually with time....lol
4/24/08: Accepted at Barry..
4/25/08: Waitlisted at Roger Williams, no chance at getting any type of money from them now. Will decline my spot on the list...
4/28/08: Rejected from Indiana-Indianapolis...
4/30/08: Got an email from FAMU stating that they received my seat deposit and scholarhip acceptance form. As I now head into May it looks like its close to the end of the line for this wild cycle. I'm only two days removed from graduation, I'm not ready to leave the FIU campus yet, the College of Law has to show a fellow golden panther some love....LOL
5/2/08: Rejected from Wayne State...
5/10/08: This incredible cycle finally came to a screeching halt this morning. My #1 choice, FIU has denied me. Its extremely dissapointing, but in a way i was ready for this. FIU received a very competitive applicant pool this cycle, and I found myself caught in a tough numbers game. But everything happens for a reason in life, I'll move on and head to the city of Orlando to attend FAMU in the fall. The fact that Akron did not accept me to FT, the fact that they're scholarship renewal standards are so tough, and the fact that I know I will enjoy the Orlando area more than Akron, OH makes FAMU a lower risk than Akron in the overall sense. I'm very happy that this cycle is finally over for me, it was quite an experience. Good luck to all!! We must continue to chase our dreams.....
5/12/08: In at Duquesne, thanks a lot Dukes, but any admittance at this point is meaningless, I know where I'm going.
5/19/08: Hmm.....not so fast there FAMU, I'm not completely committed to going now, I have breaking news. Today was a wild monday. Got a letter in the mail from Duquesne offering a scholarship worth 15k a year. Talk about throwing a wrench into my cycle...I dont think it will ever end now.......lol. Right now, I dont know what I'm doing or where I'm really gonna go. I wouldnt mind being in Pittsburgh, the debt would be low, and their scholarship renewal standards are not stringent as Akron's. Can somebody please take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty........Forget all this law school nonsense.
5/22/08: Accepted to Loyola-New Orleans with a 13k per year scholarship, but at this point the Duquesne opportunity seems like a better deal. I appreciate the offer LOYNO, but I'm gonna have to pass.
5/27/08: Denied at Western New England..cycle is pretty much complete now. I am more confused now than ever before about deciding where to go.
6/9/08: Loyola agreed to add 5k more to the scholarship. I Sent in my deposit for Loyola-New Orleans today, and withdrew from Duquesne. The door is still slightly open for FIU though, as I await their reconsideration decision. But at this point, it looks more and more like I'll be heading to the Big Easy in August.
6/23/08: Received letter of acceptance from Roger Williams University. Nice offer, but too little to late, Loyola still looks like the likely pick.
7/8/08: Unless something totally off the wall occurs, (which is possible the way this cycle has gone), I'm packing my bags and headed to Nawlins' as a FT 1L at Loyola University New Orleans. It was a fun ride with many twists and turns, but I'm definitely glad to see this cycle end positively. Good luck to all!