I started the application process a bit late (January), but I'm still holding out possibly unwarranted hope for a scholarship somewhere.
All transcripts are finally in. 3rd LOR is in. Just applied to Howard , UALR, and GGU.
Texas Southern has made a decision and mailed it on 2.5.9...we'll see.
Accepted at Ohio Northern. You always remember your first. Scholarship possible.
In at FAMU. Nice people. Mmm, Orlando weather. Scholarship possible. Student feedback was positive, but the accreditation issues concern me.
Accepted at Oklahoma City per email. Really close to home...super expensive, but a nice scholarship could counteract that problem!
In at Texas Southern! No money offers yet. I could see myself in Houston, but HATE the Houston traffic.
Tulsa sent me an e-mail about a speaker in which they addressed me as an admitted student. I guess that means that I'm in.
In at Tulsa via formal letter. I have no scholarship offers, yet.
Formal letter from OKCU-14k a year. First scholarship.
In at U. of Arkansas-Little Rock-minimum 10k, more possibly to come.
U-ALR waived the out of state tuition price. I was getting greedy hoping for a bit more, but it definitely helps and makes it a "reasonably priced" school. Barry mailed out a letter saying that if I applied I would most likely recieve an 8,000 scholarship. I'm guessing I received this because I applied to FAMU in Orlando? Barry is still a bit high-I think I'll pass.
Waitlisted at OU. Rejected for full ride scholarship at Oklahoma City University.
10k scholarship offered by Texas Southern (went on an unofficial tour there earlier this month). There is no mention of it being non-renewable or renewable and that kind of is a big deal.
Edit: I called TxSU and it is for 1L year only. Still nice to have, but if it would have been renewable I might have made up my mind already.
Accepted at Southern, but no mention of scholarship money. They want a decision within two weeks. Ouch. Sent in the waitlist mail for the University of Oklahoma, declined the waitlist status at Michigan State. I withdrew my acceptance from FAMU.
With the lack of scholarship offers from Tulsa and Ohio Northern, it makes both financially unreasonable. I will probably withdraw my acceptance there tomorrow. Southern also did not offer a scholarship and while they are reasonably priced, I was hoping for at least something small. Texas Southern stated that in previous years the 2L scholarship has been around 10k. If I can get that for three years, Houston is starting to look pretty nice. U-ALR, TxSU, and OKCU are the top three in an order that changes every thirty minutes.
Howard waitlisted me and GGU REJECTED me after begging me to apply.
More bad news...seems to come in a string. NCCU waitlisted me and will not even begin to look at the list until July.
This cycle is ending horridly. Texas Tech rejected me. At least they wrote me a humorous letter...
My future is currently only minimally in my control. Here is my nearly official choice for law school:
1. University of Oklahoma (WL)
2. Howard University (WL)
3. Oklahoma City University (the great alumni network within Oklahoma gives it the edge over U-ALR)
Barring a re-upped scholarship offer, I will be shortly withdrawing from Arkansas-Little Rock (tough decision. Love the way they communicated with me throughout the process.) and Texas Southern (hard to turn down the price, all that is Houston, the scholarship, but its perceived reputation in Oklahoma frightens me).
Waitlisted at Quinnipiac. Cycle complete, save for the final waitlist decisions.
Just got back from touring Little Rock. Toured the University of Oklahoma last week. UALR has a nice campus that is nearly as nice as OU. Little Rock is a nice city that seems extremely similar to Oklahoma City. The roads are definitely better. UALR has a very nice staff. I have a difficult decision to make if I'm not allowed off of the waitlist at OU or Howard. Will be touring OCU later this week or early next week, hopefully. Two second deposits are coming up, which means I will most likely be withdrawing from TxSU as soon as I can bring myself to do so.
Toured OCU today and planned on paying a seat deposit. I crunched the numbers, visited all three schools (TxSU, UALR, OCU) and decided that U-ALR is best for me. I wanted to stay in Oklahoma, but will not pay 21,600 dollars more to stay in state at a t4 school. U-ALR impressed me enough to get me to make the four and half hour move. All three schools have a nice campus and hopefully someone will benefit from my withdrawals at Oklahoma City and Texas Southern. With that being said, I'm remaining on the waitlists at Howard and OU.
Rejected by one of my top choices-Howard. Sent in an apartment deposit in Little Rock. It's looking near official, but I'm still clinging to an outside chance at ending up in Norman.
It seems that I've been through every emotion on here, so here's my current state: acceptance of the circumstances. OU told me they had yet to go to the waitlist and probably would not dig that deep, I've found and signed a lease at a pretty nice looking apartment in Little Rock and am kind of excited. In other odd news, despite the email to Texas Southern telling them I withdrew, they sent me mail saying my spot had been given to another candidate because I hadn't paid the deposit. Thought that was kind of humorous. Good luck all.
Finished the first year, about to start the second year. I didn't flunk out, but was unhappy more than I would have liked to have been...not fond of LIttle Rock as a city. Lacks cultural diversity compared to Oklahoma City, where I grew up. If I had a do-over I'd probably go to SUBR or TxSU at least to be in a city with a bit more diversity at a school where I would have been paying less.
Halfway through law school. Really wish I had gone elsewhere for various reasons, some having to deal with the city, others more school specific.
Will be visiting the University of Oklahoma for my last year of law school.
Finishing up my last year of law school...OU had better overall professors, more professional leadership, but none of this really translates into getting a job when the jobs don't seem to exist. UALR was a little better on technology and 9k cheaper. I went to two of the cheaper law schools and still went from having 20,000$ saved up before law school to 42,000$ in debt without any job prospects. Maybe you can make it, but I'd run away from this law school thing if I had a do-over.
Passed the bar on the first try. I ended up 35,550 in debt and counting after starting off law school with 20,000 in the bank saved up-no job yet. Haven't gotten an interview.