marginallybetter (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Columbia University graph WL, Accepted W 10/04/16 -- 10/17/16 -- 11 days
University of Southern California graph Accepted W $120,000 12/01/16 -- 01/05/17 -- 11 days
University of Notre Dame F graph Accepted W $105,000 10/26/16 -- 11/03/16 12/15/16 11 days
University of California Irvine F graph Accepted W $60,000 11/17/16 -- 11/22/16 12/05/16 11 days
New York University F graph Accepted W 10/04/16 -- 10/04/16 -- 11 days
Northwestern University F graph Accepted A 10/04/16 -- 10/19/16 -- 11 days
Duke University F graph Accepted W 09/17/16 -- 09/22/16 -- 11 days
Pepperdine University F graph Accepted W 11/17/16 -- 11/21/16 12/06/16 11 days
University of Iowa F graph Accepted W 09/30/16 -- 10/04/16 12/02/16 11 days
University of California Los Angeles graph Accepted W 10/18/16 -- 10/24/16 01/04/17 11 days
Cornell University graph Accepted W 10/17/16 -- 10/21/16 12/06/16 11 days
University of California Davis F graph Accepted W 11/14/16 -- 11/16/16 12/05/16 11 days
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 09/28/16 -- 09/30/16 11/14/16 11 days
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W 09/30/16 -- 10/03/16 11/17/16 11 days
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W 09/26/16 -- 09/27/16 -- 11 days
Harvard University graph Waitlisted W 10/07/16 -- 10/20/16 -- 11 days
University of California Berkeley graph Waitlisted W 10/04/16 -- 01/05/17 -- 11 days
Stanford University graph Rejected 10/21/16 -- 01/05/17 -- 11 days
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected 09/26/16 -- 10/03/16 01/23/17 6 months
Vanderbilt University F graph Waitlisted W 09/26/16 -- 10/04/16 01/04/17 6 months

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
Non Urm
Female
Yes
10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Not a K-JD. Between 7 and 10 years of full-time work experience in marketing.

I am a mom.

Former military brat.

*edited to protect from outing myself*

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Oct 2016: Interviewed at Northwestern and Vanderbilt

Early/Mid Nov 2016: Got in Georgetown. Accepted at WUSTL with scholarship! Not a full ride but substantial :)

Late Nov 2016: Accepted into several schools I consider a practical choice for me. I am excited to see what scholarships are offered. At sticker, Cornell and Georgetown are prohibitively expensive for me...

Dec 2016: Iowa offered full scholarship. Pepperdine offered full + stipend. Irvine also offered a generous amount.

Jan 2017: Waitlisted at Vanderbilt and withdrew. Gained UCLA acceptance!

Feb 2017: I am still recovering from shock. I have some insane acceptances. Will update with dates and scholarship info soon..[DECIDED NOT TO UPDATE B/C I AM PARANOID ABOUT PRIVACY] :D

Aug 2017: What a whirlwind! I am stunned over Columbia, but Northwestern offered the most pragmatic package. I managed to get my family successfully relocated and I am eagerly awaiting Fall 2017. Good luck to everyone on their first year!

Also, I am sorry for not replying to my messages sooner. I was busily relocating my family these past few months.

There were many questions about why my cycle went so well...

I believe that having substantial work experience really helped. I also think the colorful life experiences that come with age made my application stand out, but do not tell TLS I said that ;)

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, November 22 2016 at 09:19 PM

Fellow non-traditional here, I am please to see things are off to a good start for you! Pulling for ya!

- Jrasmusson
  • Wednesday, November 23 2016 at 12:07 AM

Good job, mom!

- LiveToSirveaux
  • Thank you
  • Thursday, December 08 2016 at 04:32 PM

Thanks Jrasmusson and ToSirveaux :) And, good luck to you both of you!

- marginallybetter
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 05 2017 at 05:00 PM

Congratulations on UCLA! Looks like you're facing some hard choices b/w good schools at sticker vs solid schools w/scholarship. I've been out of UG for 7 years, too. I sent my apps a few weeks after you so I'll be watching you closely! I'm rooting for you!

- jyo
  • Thursday, February 23 2017 at 07:31 PM

Great cycle! In my mid thirties and am happy to see a fellow non-traditional kill it!

- Leothedog
  • Thursday, February 23 2017 at 09:44 PM

Wow great scholarship from USC! Congrats on Georgetown and UCLA too!

- mmeissner

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