10/14: All applications are submitted. And now, we wait.
10/27: It took nearly all month to receive application receipt confirmation from LSU. I called and emailed prior to receiving the email receipt notice, which was not very helpful.
11/16: An acceptance as a first response feels great! Villanova was the last school I applied to and the first school I heard from, which took approximately 1 month. Best advice I would give to applicants is to apply as early as possible. I never even dreamed I would get this kind of scholarship money. Can't wait to see what comes next.
11/19: Rejected from UT via email. No big surprise there.
12/05: Accepted at Tulane! I'm amazed that I was not initially wait listed since the predictor indicated me as a weak consider. Just shows you that you never know and should apply to schools you consider to be a bit of a reach!
12/13: Alright all, I saw on my Denver status update that it went from "in review" to nothing at all, and it had been well over eight weeks since I submitted my application (side note: they said in an email a decision should be received in 6-8 weeks). So I emailed the admissions office to inform them of the issue and they replied with: "The Admissions Committee rendered a decision on your application on Friday (12/9). You should receive an e-mail notifying you of the decision today or tomorrow.". Then I checked the online status checker, which listed "admit." That was a mess.
Email from admissions arrived later today. $11,000 in scholarship per year to be added to the acceptance.
12/19: University of Arizona status checker = decision mailed on 12/23/2011.... Anyone else see this on their Arizona status checker?
12/27: Waitlisted at Arizona via snail mail.
01/03: Accepted at Seton Hall via Status Checker. Snail mail acceptance packet to arrive soon. Hopefully some scholarship $$ will be included. Oh happy day! And a happy new year to you all at LSN :).
01/07: Acceptance letter from Seton Hall arrived via snail mail with a $25k/yr scholarship offer and top half stipulation. New Jersey isn't looking so bad currently. Anyone know why they have jumped substantially in ranking in recent years?
Tulane is top choice with Seton Hall as a close second. Hope to hear from some more Texas schools by the end of the month.
1/13: "File in Review" at University of Houston via online Status Checker.
1/17: Accepted at LSU! Status checker indicates decision rendered, please check email. Acceptance email received and packet mailed. Hopefully scholarship opportunities will be in the packet :)!
1/31: Deferred to the regular applicant pool at SMU via Status Checker. At least it wasn't a straight rejection, but that isn't too promising. Hopefully good news to come in April. Tulane is looking better each day.
2/2: File in review at Houston via Status Checker.
2/9: Baylor Status Checker indicated that my decision letter was sent via snail mail.
2/10: Waitlisted at American via email. Guess that is better than a straight rejection. I still have hope :).
2/13: Rejected at Baylor for the Fall via Snail Mail. However, they said they would accept me for the Spring 2013 term if I applied.Not much of a surprise there, they are strangely selective for not being a tier 1 school. Who wants to be in Wacko anyway for three years?
On another note, seems like Texas schools are not so sure about me. Tulane is looking better each and every day! Can't wait until I visit them at the end of the month :)
03/02: Accepted at Houston. This is a very serious contender for me based on the in-state tuition price.
03/23: Waitlisted at William and Mary. Did not see that one coming! I assumed straight rejection.
4/18: Waitlists are stupid and should be abolished. Thanks SMU.
4/30: Pulled off the Wait list at American. Though it is a great school and I would love to go there, the school's price tag is not going to provide better financial opportunities post graduation than comparably ranked schools that I have been accepted to that are less expensive. Withdrawn.