jcheste8 (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Notre Dame graph Waitlisted W ED 10/01/07 10/03/07 10/12/07 12/13/07 11 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Waitlisted W 10/19/07 10/23/07 11/02/07 -- 11 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Waitlisted W 10/16/07 10/19/07 10/31/07 03/17/08 11 years
Wake Forest University graph Rejected 10/06/07 10/08/07 10/16/07 03/15/08 11 years
University of Georgia graph Waitlisted W 10/07/07 10/17/07 10/23/07 03/29/08 11 years
University of Florida graph Rejected 10/11/07 10/15/07 10/19/07 03/29/08 11 years
Tulane University graph Accepted A 10/15/07 10/16/07 10/24/07 12/20/07 11 years
Indiana University Bloomington F graph Waitlisted W 10/26/07 11/02/07 11/20/07 -- 11 years
George Mason University F graph Waitlisted W 10/22/07 10/24/07 10/31/07 01/22/08 11 years
Loyola Law School graph Waitlisted W 11/27/07 11/29/07 12/13/07 03/17/08 11 years
Mercer University graph Accepted W 10/06/07 10/08/07 10/12/07 12/15/07 11 years
Florida State University graph Accepted D W 10/15/07 10/16/07 10/29/07 03/14/08 11 years
Baylor University F graph Rejected 11/17/07 11/20/07 11/20/07 03/20/08 11 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Rejected 10/26/07 11/01/07 11/27/07 04/07/08 11 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Waitlisted W 10/17/07 10/22/07 11/13/07 02/07/08 11 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph Waitlisted W 10/22/07 10/24/07 11/02/07 01/14/08 12 years
Suffolk University F graph Accepted W 10/16/20 11/14/07 11/20/07 12/03/07 12 years

Applicant Information

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3.8
3.78
Small, Public
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Demographic Information

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Georgia
White
Male
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Extra Curricular Information

4 solid letters of rec., including one from Latin teacher

Decided to give up athletics scholarship for academics

Volunteer work: with area baseball team for 6 years, organzation as a TA for freshman class getting them adjusted to college, Best Buddies, tutor area youth

Normal clubs and orgs.

Wrote a couple of newspaper articles, including one for the Atlanta Journal Constitution about emphasis of high school athletics over academics

Interning with local law firm next semester and solid work experience through college (20 hrs a week)

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Cleaned up this section a bit.....

12-3: FIRST ACCEPTANCE! Accepted at Suffolk via snail mail. Nothing about money or scholarships, just a thin binder and a typed reply with a nice handwritten note at the bottom. Yay!

12-13: Waitlisted at Notre Dame. Considering my numbers weren't there LSATwise I am EXTREMELY happy and excited. I plan on going through with the process and praying for the best! I really want to attend Notre Dame and am going to stay persistent in my dreams of doing so. Also received confirmation that I am complete at Loyola. Complete at all.

12-15: Accepted at Mercer via snail mail. No mention of money, sadly.

12-18: Made a 4.0 this semester so it bumped by GPA from a 3.7 to a 3.75. Maybe this will show someone that I'm still focused on don't get senioritis. Sent an updated transcript to LSAC last week so hopefully it gets in soon. Putting together a couple of new letters and an essay of why I want to attend Notre Dame to send back with my waitlist app.

12-20: ACCEPTED AT TULANE via e-mail. Extremely ecstatic and I believe I'm the first one who posted. I could not be more thrilled.

1-14: Waitlisted at Loyola Chicago. Will not be staying on.

1-15: Officially withdrawing applications from Suffolk and Loyola Chicago. I know how upset I would be if someone who didn't want to go to one of my top schools was taking my spot. Seeing that, I figured I'd go ahead and pull out early. Best of luck to all applicants hoping to attend either of these schools.

1-18: Waitlisted at the University of Georgia. Kind of ticked off because it is my state school, I am working for multiple lawyers who have attended there, and I did visit and show my STRONG interest for their program. I think they are trying to act elitist all of a sudden or something. Very, very discouraged.

1-22: Waitlisted at George Mason. Geez, was Tulane my last acceptance and am I going to have to change my name to Waitlisted Again?

2-7: Thanks to a post on my wall, I checked with UGA to see if I was waitlisted. Turns out they made an error and I wasn't. My decision is still pending. I received information today about being waitlisted at Cardozo via snail mail and was asked if I wanted to apply to their May program.

3-4: Held at FSU. Geez.......

3-14: In at FSU. Told through an accepted students day e-mail.

3-15: Rejected at my first school, Wake Forest. Dang, would really have liked to have had that option.

3-17: I'm guessing that the floodgates have open. I was waitlisted today by two of my schools, Loyola LA and Tennessee. Just give me another acceptance and hopefully some help off of these waitlists, please :)

3-20: Rejected at Baylor but told I would be accepted for Spring 2009 if told thme I was coming. Sorry Baylor, will not be coming.

Will be attending Tulane University in the fall

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 09:33 AM

Congratulations on all your achievements. It seesm we're in similar boats as far as EC's go. Good luck with apps!

- lukecwaters
  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 09:34 AM

Congratulations on all your achievements. It seesm we're in similar boats as far as EC's go. Good luck with apps!

- lukecwaters
  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 09:34 AM

Congratulations on all your achievements. It seesm we're in similar boats as far as EC's go. Good luck with apps!

- lukecwaters
  • U-Tenn
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 08:23 PM

Have you thought about U of Tennessee?

- PennyLane
  • Loyola FW
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 07:26 AM

Hey, I see you have a fee waiver for Loyola Chicago...I'm also applying and I was hoping to get one. Did you take the Sept LSAT or June? Do you remember when you got your FW? Thanks! Good luck with everything!

- MHLM
  • UGA
  • Saturday, October 27 2007 at 06:44 AM

I found out via the online status checker. I think it changed to "under review" on Monday and it changed to "admitted" on Thursday, so it seems like they're not taking too long deciding at the moment. Good luck!

- millbrook85
  • UF?
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 06:30 AM

Hi, I was curious about UF. It looks like you went complete pretty fast. Did you get an email from them or a letter in the mail? Also, how soon after you sent your app did they send you an email with the supplemental info and directing you to pay the app fee? (email me if you want, or you can just post the answer on my LSN page) Thanks so much!!!!

- dotlyn
  • Thank you!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 08:57 AM

Thanks so much for the info and the quick reply. Best of luck this cycle. I'm sure you will be getting a lot of big fat envelopes with good news.

- dotlyn
  • Fee waivers
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 03:40 PM

Looks like we got some of the same Fee waivers...I thought W&L and UI were a little out of my range but let's see what happens. Good luck with the acceptances.

- Gold188
  • GL
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 08:25 AM

Good luck this cycle. We have similar numbers...

- lawesome
  • UGA-Good Luck!
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 05:52 PM

I wish you the best of luck and enjoy your visit!!! Being rejected is part of the game... I still have 9 other schools to hear from and I may be adding some more safety schools... so I still have hope!

- dreamingbig08
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 03:43 AM

Snailmail. I'm a FL resident and you and I have a similar index number.

- BMahogany
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 03:17 PM

Hey, just writing to wish you Good Luck this cycle..you have an edge by turning in your apps early..

- herogirl
  • UNC/Tulane
  • Wednesday, November 07 2007 at 08:12 PM

Yeah, she got a promotion. Can't blame her. She was great, big reason I am a Tulane 1L.

- Nolafied
  • UGA
  • Friday, November 09 2007 at 02:21 AM

Thanks for the congrats. Let me know how your visit at UGA goes.

- p22
  • UGA
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 07:02 AM

Hey, good to hear you liked UGA. What did you think about Athens? I'm trying to decide which schools to visit. I have a very limited number of days I can visit schools, so I really need to just visit a couple. UGA is high on my list though.

- gowi
  • Fordham
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 04:45 PM

How did they notify you that you were complete?

- PennyLane
  • Opps
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 04:45 PM

At Cardozo, not Fordham.

- PennyLane
  • Fordham
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 04:46 PM

How did they notify you that you were complete?

- PennyLane
  • FSU
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 04:37 PM

Thanks man! I don't know why you haven't heard back from them yet? We have the exact same Index number. You're golden though, don't worry.

- lukecwaters
  • Still
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 05:52 PM

They're still my numbers 1. But I'm going to wait for other decisions before I make my own.

- lukecwaters
  • UT
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 06:26 PM

Visited UT today, they have started reviewing apps!

- PennyLane
  • UT
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 12:47 PM

The building was beautiful, the class I sat in was fun, the students are nice, the people in the admissions office were great. Downsides: Congested area of town, and no sign of parking. Made me stressed just driving through there. It seems overrun by undergrads. Oh, and (for me) the Starbucks looks too small and too far away. That is where I do 95% of my studying. But I guess i can learn to get over that. Overall I had a good impression of it. I REALLY hope I get in... it would be nice to have an in-state option.

- PennyLane
  • :)
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 02:33 PM

Hi! I was just wondering why you're such a loser? I'm not putting all that information about me on here! How was your bath!? :o)

- Jamie0443
  • Suffolk
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 04:49 AM

Do you think that no money in the letter from Suffolk means you aren't getting any? The other acceptances mostly seem to have a dollar amount in the scholarship collumn. Hopefully they'll spread the love around more. MP

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • Suffolk
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 06:28 AM

Congrats on Suffolk... how did they notify you that your application file was complete?

- smc5001
  • Woohoo!
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 07:41 AM

Congrats on Sufolk!

- PennyLane
  • ND
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 10:43 AM

Sorry Notre Dame wasn't an auto-yes -- but you've got a lot of other really solid schools on your list that I'm sure would love to have you. How did you hear about being deferred? E-mail? Letter?

- NDHopeful
  • ND Waitlist
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:15 PM

I guess your WL letter came in too.. sucks.. staying on? I think I might try to ride it out and pray..

- whylaw
  • ND Waitlist
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 08:49 AM

I think we're in the same boat then.. good luck to you!

- whylaw
  • Mercer
  • Sunday, December 16 2007 at 04:32 AM

Congratulations to you too! I wasn't expecting anymore decisions before Christmas so I was really surprised.

- gowi
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 11:19 AM

Thanks for your comment and congrats on Tulane! I'm originally from the South and Tulane's a great school. Originally, I was all about Chicago schools, but Berkeley is looking better and better each day. Ultimately, it'll all depend on how financial aid packages shape up. I'm a bit of a home-body, so moving from the mid-west across the country is also something I still have to come to terms with. P.S. Happy Holidays!

- lawesome
  • damn, dude
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 09:28 AM

You're giving me some hope for Tulane!

- BMahogany
  • Thanks!
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 12:40 PM

Congrats on Tulane as well. I'm up in New Hampshire so I won't be visiting officially. My brother went there for grad school, and I lived a hour outside the city almost my whole life so I have been there A LOT. Its almost a definite that I go there, some of other school would have to make a huge offer. If you have any questions, just ask.

- ahatt1
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 08:36 AM

hey man, congrats on the acceptances and what not. we have similar numbers, and though i didn't apply to ND, it is a great school and i'm impressed by the waitlist. i was just curious if you had any ideas about what might have made your app. so successful. advice is appreciated. thanks

- atlolli01
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 12:41 PM

thnks man. any info would be good. [email protected]

- atlolli01
  • Tulane
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 06:06 PM

Congrats on Tulane, I just got accepted too and am THRILLED, have you already/plan on visiting?

- alstar04
  • UGA
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 03:15 AM

lol, I totally agree that UGA is acting elitist. It baffles me, to be honest. Sorry about your WL.

- gowi
  • ya
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 08:21 AM

that's that shit getting that 4.0 son

- ohgov2020
  • UGA
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 04:17 AM

hey man, its all good. I know that it was because of my actions there in undergrad. I am meeting with the admissions director about it in a couple weeks!

- gclemen1
  • Tulane
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:46 AM

Thanks, you too--I'll definitely be at one of their ASW's. Which one do you think you're going to?

- BMahogany
  • UGA
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 11:51 AM

You might want to call UGA and double check to see if you've actually been waitlisted. They have been having problems with their status checker this year. It said I was waitlisted but actually they haven't made a decision yet.

- carolinadem
  • Visiting
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 07:54 AM

See you got the posts going on the March 28th visit day on the Tulane forum. Bout time some life showed up on that thing. haha

- ahatt1
  • TULANE!
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 07:30 AM

Hey, Congrats on Tulane! I just got my acceptance~ Is that your top choice? Any word on $$$?

- Poetgirl80
  • Yo
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 11:36 AM

I'm so heavily biased towards Tulane it isn't funny. My time in New Hampshire really wants to take me closer to home for school, and Tulane is such a good school I'll have a hard time turning it down over Houston or Florida. I probably won't be able to go down there until July, but I have my brother and best friend who live down there looking for places for me when summer comes around. I'm way too excited about increased my debt! What are you thinking about doing?

- ahatt1

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