mdsilver (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
St. Louis University graph Pending W -- -- -- -- 13 years
Harvard University graph Rejected -- -- -- 05/15/07 14 years
Temple University graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- 05/14/07 14 years
Boston University graph Rejected -- -- -- 05/14/07 14 years
Washington University in St Louis graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- 04/06/07 14 years
Indiana University Bloomington graph Accepted W -- -- -- 04/16/07 14 years
American University graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 14 years
University of Wisconsin Madison graph Accepted A -- -- -- 04/25/07 14 years
Catholic University of America graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- 04/24/07 14 years
University of Maryland graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- 04/18/07 14 years
George Washington University graph Rejected -- -- -- 04/18/07 14 years
Northwestern University graph Rejected -- -- -- 04/16/07 14 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected -- -- -- 04/13/07 14 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 14 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 14 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 14 years
George Mason University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 14 years

Applicant Information

Political Science

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Four year ROTC academic scholarship.
Senate internship after my junior year.
No clubs or societies or volunteer work or anything fun. Lots of ROTC stuff.

One from the Senator for whom I interned. One from my first Company Commander in the Army. I think they were good, but I never read them or any one else's so I really have no clue.

I wrote it, so I thought it was fantastic.

Served as an officer in the Army since October 2004. Assigned as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division. Outstanding performance evaluations while serving in an elite unit. I'm not sure how much, if any, of that translated for admissions committees.

I am currently deployed to Iraq and have been extended from 6 to 15 months, that is the reason for my deferment.


April 6 - I received an email from the admissions committee at WashU telling me that I was to be waitlisted and that I would soon receive official notification to that effect from the dean.

April 9 - I responded to the dean of admissions with an email saying WashU was still my first choice.

April 10 - Official waitlist notification at WashU. I get the feeling I have no chance of getting off that list.

April 16 - In at Indiana, it feels good to have an option.

April 16 - Ding, Northwestern. Not surprised, but the online PDF in place of a paper letter inside an envelope with a stamp affixed to the outside seemed a bit tacky. I would have thought my application fee could cover the cost of mailing my rejection. I guess not.

April 18 - Out at GW and waitlisted at Maryland, both by snail mail.

April 24 - Waitlisted at Catholic by snail mail. Could not check the "withdraw" box fast enough.

April 25 - Called UW Madison to ask about my application status. A very nice lady said it was still under review and would take a few more weeks, I was pretty bummed. About ten minutes later I got an acceptance email. No longer bummed, very excited.

May 1 - Emailed Wisconsin asking for a one year deferment.

May 2 - Received response from UW... YES!

I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2008!!

I could not be more pleased.

I will withdraw from all other schools post haste.

May 14 - Rejected from BU and waitlisted at Temple. I could care less, I am going to UW!!

May 15 - DING! Harvard! See previous day's comments.

May 17 - Received an email today from Florida Coastal offering me $10,000 a year. Considering I never applied there it isn't too bad an offer. Still going to UW, but it was awfully nice of them.

Visitor Comments

  • Thinking of going to American?
  • Wednesday, April 18 2007 at 01:16 PM

Did American offer you any financial aid with your acceptance? Just wondering. I'm waitlisted there myself. Where do you think you'll end up?

- always040
  • AU
  • Thursday, April 19 2007 at 04:41 AM

Havent visited, no time! I never thought about applying but their dual degree with a Madrid, Spain University sounds perfect for me - I was in Spain last year and I love it. I just hope that if I get in I have some financial aid, cause without it will be impossible.

- always040
  • nope
  • Monday, April 23 2007 at 10:02 AM

haven't visited yet, but will soon. I'll give you a shout when I do. You leaning toward btown or American?

- silentlaw
  • 19th SF
  • Tuesday, April 24 2007 at 07:49 PM

I got out in '02

- 19Airborne
  • uw
  • Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 02:41 PM

congrats on uw! i haven't heard of anyone else getting into uw via e-mail, so that's kind of crazy....i'm curious as to when you went complete there? i'm anxiously awaiting their decision and trying to get an idea of when i might hear something! congrats again-go badgers!

- littleblackdress
  • AU
  • Thursday, April 26 2007 at 11:51 AM

I'd go to AU over Madison, unless you want to be in Wisconsin of course.

- greg
  • Wash U
  • Saturday, April 28 2007 at 04:07 PM

I did visit Wash U for the admitted students day, and really liked the school. The building and facilities are amazing, and I really liked all of the current and prospective students that I met. I'm from St. Louis, so I wasn't really worried about the city, as it seems many others are.

- Jessryn
  • Madison
  • Monday, May 07 2007 at 08:52 AM

Hi! Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you about Madison. First of all, just reading some of your other posts, you would be crazy to go to American over Madison. I got into both schools too, and even if the obvious difference in rankings is not enough to get you to go to Madison, once you visit American I think you will find Madison is a nicer school with better programs. That said, I know you wrote on my wall about the negative things I had to say about Wisconsin. Basically you just shouldnt listen to me. I was really hoping to get into Minnesota (Where I am from) but I dont think thats going to happen, so when I realized I was going to end up at Wisconsin I think I was just a little bummed. That said, the school seems OK and the building is a little wierd. Some parts are very nice and new, while others seem very old and run down. The only real problem I thought was with the library. There is really not a lot of room for studying, and its not open 24/7 which most Law libraries are. With that said, Madison is still a GREAT school and I'm sure you will love it. I hope that helps. It looks like you are headed to Iraq and got the deferment, so good luck in 2008.

- birdie0001
  • Iraq
  • Friday, May 11 2007 at 12:13 PM

Congrats on your acceptances, I assume that you have rotated back or soon will, congrats on that also. Thanks for your service and good luck to you with Law School! Airborne!

- 19Airborne
  • HLS
  • Wednesday, May 16 2007 at 06:15 AM

When did you become complete at Harvard?

- godsfavor174

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