mugrad06 (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Mississippi College graph WL, Rejected 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 06/26/10 8 years
University of Dayton graph Waitlisted 12/31/09 01/06/10 01/06/10 06/25/10 8 years
Ohio Northern University F graph Waitlisted 09/14/09 09/14/09 10/24/09 -- 8 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F graph Rejected 12/28/09 12/30/09 01/04/10 03/31/10 8 years
University of The District of Columbia F graph Rejected 12/31/09 01/08/10 01/12/10 03/01/10 8 years
West Virginia University graph Rejected 09/14/09 09/14/09 10/22/09 02/19/10 8 years
Capital University F graph Rejected 12/28/09 01/05/10 01/08/10 02/10/10 8 years
Appalachian School of Law F graph Accepted 01/04/10 01/06/10 02/09/10 02/10/10 8 years

Applicant Information

Political Science

Demographic Information

West Virginia
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

MA in Political Science, Dec 2007

Student Government Association
Phi Alpha Delta
Pi Sigma Alpha
Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity

Worked for the US Attorney's Office during undergrad.
Was a Walter Rollins Scholar for the WV Legislature, 2006 Legislative Session.


6/26/10 - WL from Dayton. Recieved final decision from MC, rejected. Not sure if I will accept WL from Dayton or not. Still leaning in the not going to LS at the present moment right now though.

5/6/10 - wow a whole month without an update, lol. Got a letter from ONU, waitlisted. I have to send in a LOCI to stay on the wl and then I would know by the 31st of the final decision. I am really torn on this one. I have a really good friend that goes there, that's why I applied. But COA puts it around the same as ASL, taking out 1st yr loans of about 50 grand. I read an article today on the WSJ and someone from the ABA actually said that they don't recommend someone going to law school right now. I just checked, ONU raised their tutition for 2010-2011 school yr - just shy of 31,000 (I believe it was either 26 or 28,000 previously, damn) Ah so conflicted!

4/2/10 - FCSL's Steve Jones just emailed me for the AAMPLE Program. I simply replied No Thank You.

3/31/10 - Ouch FCSL dinged me. And Dayton is still in review (going on 12 weeks now)

I visited Grundy and ASL over this past weekend, and as much as some of the aspects of the school appeal to me, it's looking more and more like LS right now isn't for me. COA 1st yr - 50,000 so from an investment point of view (this is also coming from the attorneys I work for) taking that massive amount of loans, they just didn't see how I could do it. neither could I. Esp after I had this weird thought after the mock 1st yr class, I'd rather teach. And after more thought, I see myself moving into an administrative role so..... probably going to go back for my M.Ed. I'm still relatively young, and in a few years or 10, I could always try again.

3/16/10 - FCSL status date changed to today's date but it's still in review. Ggggrrr!

3/8/10 - called Dayton again today, it is still in review. AH!! The lady gave me the assistant director's email and said I should contact him. I did, no reply yet. FCSL is still in review. No change still from ONU - probably not going to be for a couple of months like they said, double AH!

3/4/10 - letter from UDC, as expected - didn't get in =[

3/2/10 - checked UDC status online, decision rendered. Now waiting for the letter (don't think it is good news). Called Dayton today to find out the status of my file. It is in review and has been since the first week of Jan. I asked the lady how long files stay in review and she said 6-8 weeks so I should be receiving a decision soon since this is week 8 (i've heard that one before but we'll see) Hoping to hear something from them soon! Dayton isn't that far and I know how to get there, RT 35 the whole way! Plus my BFF lives in Cincy. Need to send my deposit into ASL soon. Still trying to figure out which paycheck to do that with since I still have to buy my Rock on the Range tix. If Im attending law school this fall, I'll be damned if I don't get to go to my rock concert first! lol =)

2/25/10 - spoke to someone at ONU about my file. The median score they are seeing for their incoming class is a 154 and since I'm kinda far from that I might not see a decision for 2 mos or so. Also for the SSP they are looking for people with gpas 3.5 or above. She went on to say that u could get called for an interview but the tone was kinda iffy. Errr! For FCSL still in review but now AAMPLE is gone and replaced with accepted seat deposit, pre register deposit, deposit, and tutition. Again confused. Anyone having this happen?

2/24/10 - got my letter from MCSOL, they haven't reached a final decision on my file and is still under consideration, will receive final decision by May 1. So thats what waitlisted is. FCSL still is under review but the first and second seat deposit disappeared and were replaced with AAMPLE deposit and tutition. hum... weird. I haven't gotten a letter or email from them either. Gonna call ONU tomorrow to find out the status of my file, come on people you have had it for 4 mos even if you didn't start reviewing files until after the first of the year.

2/20/10 - well I decided to check my status late late tonight and found out I didn't get into WVU, well damn that just sucks!
Anyways - GO TEAM USA!

2/19/10 - waitlisted at Mississippi College. Guess it's better than a flat out no.

2/16/10 - got my rejection letter from Capital, kind of figured. Had two emails from WVU - first - reply from my email. Files stay in review for about 4 weeks. "But with our new system and the snow it has taken too long. Hopefully, decision should be out soon. Sorry for the delay." second email was a move of the deadline due to weather related closings. I think its funny that two of the schools I applied to at the first of the year have gotten back to me before the two schools I applied to back in Sept.

2/15/10 - I just received an email from WVU regarding status checker. I had already received the exact same email 2 mos ago (although this one didn't have the temp password but the one I created) I emailed the lady back asking about the review process and such (because the email stated that after the file is complete
"Then we will to review your file materials which usually takes a couple of days and then we update your online status" - well my file has been in review for 19 days including weekends)
- Mail didn't run today so no letter from Capital yet, probably tomorrow and still doubtful its good news.
- Found out from ONU's chat that on the ASO the status will stay at application complete until a decision is rendered. Nice to know.

2/11/10 - Capital says decision rendered, letter in the mail (probably a denial or wl, it was a long shot one, but I am still hoping)

2/10/10 - ACCEPTED to ASL!!! I can't believe I got a decision this quick!! On top of the world right now! 1 down 7 more to go! Hopefully more acceptances in my future!! But I'm at least going to law school in the fall!

2/9/10 - file in review at ASL, guess they found the missing documents.

2/4/10 - fie in review at Capital. ASL status checker says file incomplete, but on the requirements list there is a check mark besided everything so I have no idea what is missing. No reply yet from admissions office. =( WVU still in review (praying praying please please) And yet another snow storm on its way to the area Fri/Sat. Why did the groundhog have to see his shadow!

2/1/10 - file was already in review at WVU, but the date changed from 1/27/10 to todays date. So confused!!! Just wish I knew already!! In state school and I actually want to stay in WV.

1/27/10 - WVU is in review.

1/26/10 - File under review at FCSL. Soooo nervous. Say a little prayer for me. I wonder how long files stay in review?

1/19/10 - File complete at Mississippi College

1/12/10 - File complete at UDC. (Still nothing from ONU or WVU, files have been complete for 3 mos so much for the advice to apply early)

1/8/10 - UDC received app, so has Appalachian and Dayton. Decided to apply to Miss. oh as for my previous statement about WVU, they fixed it. Suppose to be check marks beside what was listed, lol. On a side note - It is absolutely freezing where I live! 13 degrees (feels -1) not a big fan of this really cold weather!

1/5/10 - FCSL app status changed, file complete ready to be reviewed!

12/30/09 - received email from Florida Coastal application received. =)

12/28/09 - received email from ONU regarding status checker.

12/23/09 - received an email from WVU admissions office regarding holiday break and file updates. Still says complete but now there is information in the reguirement list. A little confused by that since my file is complete and she won't be back in the office until the 4th for me to ask her.

Visitor Comments

  • good Luck
  • Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 01:14 PM

good luck with your apps, I have a simillar lsat and looking at some of the same schools.

- JDhopeful2009
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, January 28 2010 at 10:37 AM

Thanks for the comment and good luck to you with your applications. I'll also say a prayer for you and FCSL!

- trippstrat
  • Miss. College
  • Thursday, January 28 2010 at 12:23 PM

Just wondering how long it took to get an application checker at Miss. College? Still haven't got one yet.

- mtross87
  • WVU
  • Saturday, January 30 2010 at 10:16 AM

Hey thanks for the luck and yeah I got my undergrad from WVU but I won't hate on Marshall this once. :-) ... WVU does tend to be extremely slow reviewing applications from what I've heard so good luck hopefully you get good news soon!

- rylaw24
  • WVU
  • Wednesday, February 10 2010 at 11:08 AM

Unfortunatley I can't withdraw my app just yet. My wife has family from Morgantown so there is a vested interest there. I will say that if (and that's still if) I get in I will be sure to make as speedy a decision as I possibly can concerning that acceptance. I hope this helps, and best luck with all your apps! I'll keep my fingers crossed on WVU for you.

- BadgerBacker1
  • ASL
  • Thursday, February 11 2010 at 09:17 AM

Congrats on your acceptance!

- swvaesquiretobe
  • appalachian
  • Friday, February 12 2010 at 12:41 PM

thanks! congrats on appalachian and good luck with the rest of your cycle. you'll do great.

- sdb444
  • WVU
  • Monday, February 15 2010 at 05:39 PM

yeah the wvu thing was really weird. especially the fact that they sent the same email twice. oh well. let me know if you hear anything! and good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- 1221
  • WVU
  • Tuesday, February 16 2010 at 04:45 AM

Did your status checker tell you that your application was in review for 19 days, or did the admissions lady tell you that? My status checker just says that my file is complete.

- bekerslaw
  • WVU
  • Saturday, February 20 2010 at 05:51 AM

Sorry about WVU. Maybe I will see you in Grundy!

- swvaesquiretobe
  • ONU
  • Tuesday, February 23 2010 at 07:52 AM

I actually got an email from ONU asking me if I was interested in interviewing for the summer program, but I dont think im going to do it

- cwick22
  • ONU
  • Wednesday, February 24 2010 at 06:15 AM

I haven't heard anything from ONU yet. I think I applied there about 2 months ago. Good luck to you!

- trippstrat
  • WVU
  • Wednesday, February 24 2010 at 06:55 AM

Sorry about WVU. You might not be missing much though, if their admissions process is indicative of their law school quality. None of my emails have been returned and all I have gotten is a cryptic piece of mail that says I'm not in or out. Good luck on the rest of your admission cycle.

- deadlast
  • WVU
  • Thursday, February 25 2010 at 04:59 AM

Sorry about WVU!! I'm finally in review there. I think I read on someone's profile that you said a lot of people with numbers above their medians were getting rejected? What did you mean by this? Thanks for the help!

- bekerslaw
  • WVU
  • Thursday, February 25 2010 at 07:13 AM

Is this happening to people who have GPAs in the 3.0-range and mid to high 150s LSAT scores? I could understand them holding off on "splitters," but why are they waiting so long to admit people?!

- bekerslaw
  • WVU
  • Tuesday, March 02 2010 at 05:10 AM

I've been "pooled" at WVU. I just found out via status checker. Do you happen to know the time frame of when they'll let people know yes or no?

- bekerslaw
  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, March 02 2010 at 05:24 PM

Appreciate it...good luck to you as well!

- TT09
  • FCSL
  • Wednesday, March 03 2010 at 08:43 PM

On your status checker did it ever show you a place for JD 1st deposit, JD final deposit, and tuition? Thanks for your help. Good luck on the rest of your cycle, we have similar numbers and are applying to a lot of the same schools. I wish you nothing but the best.

- corey1251
  • Monday, March 08 2010 at 05:14 AM

I called last week as well. The admission lady seemed to be shocked as to why a decision hadnt been rendered for me by now...She ended up saying well you should know any day now.

- dhurtd
  • Dayton
  • Monday, March 08 2010 at 07:02 AM

I did not do a FAFSA for UD. I have basically been in the dark and I really don't want to call just because I don't want to hear any bad news. Anyway, good luck you, and I will be checking your updates. Thanks for your help.

- corey1251
  • Waiting game
  • Tuesday, March 09 2010 at 09:39 AM

It's so ridiculous that these schools make you wait like this, especially when a seat deposit is due at ASL on April 1.

- swvaesquiretobe
  • Dayton
  • Friday, March 19 2010 at 02:12 PM

I received a large, white envelope with a letter indicating I had been admitted. It also contained various other materials about admissions. I did not get any e-mails/calls--just snail mail. Good luck!

- ticklememauve
  • dayton
  • Monday, March 22 2010 at 11:36 AM

Nothing yet from dayton i take it?

- corey1251
  • Equal Frustration
  • Monday, March 22 2010 at 11:38 AM

Good luck with your journey. I understand your frustration! Who knows maybe we will end up at Dayton or ONU together! Let me know when you hear a decision!

- skimes11
  • Dayton??????
  • Tuesday, March 23 2010 at 03:20 PM

any news from good ol dayton?

- dhurtd
  • Dayton
  • Tuesday, March 23 2010 at 06:54 PM

I just received a letter in the mail from them today saying saying that they waitlisted me. I applied back in November

- cwick22
  • Capital
  • Thursday, March 25 2010 at 07:19 AM

If you don't mind me asking, what does your Capital ticker status say?

- skimes11
  • Capital
  • Thursday, March 25 2010 at 11:36 AM

Thanks so much! They just changed the status online so I am waiting for my letter as we speak (or type). I applied to Appalachian today and hopefully they will provide me with the same great news you received!

- skimes11
  • Friday, March 26 2010 at 06:44 AM

thanks for the feedback. im sure you will get into some schools. you certainly have the numbers. i hear you though. if i dont get in, im gonna have to figure something out becasue i need to do something new

- alexherm
  • Keep your head up
  • Wednesday, March 31 2010 at 12:38 PM

Yea dont worry about FCSL. I asked them why I got dinged and they gave me a stupid response of how they have a lot of ppl to pick from with higher stats. The good news is that you got into Appalachin. I dont have one positive response yet. I decided to apply to a few more schools and will try again if i dont get into somewhere. this stupid economy has everyone running back to school. plus ppl with excellent scores are applying to easy schools to get more scholarship, while making it harder for you and I to get in. All i got to say is keep your head up and ull figure something out, whether it involves law school or not

- alexherm
  • Capital
  • Wednesday, March 31 2010 at 05:11 PM

I was rejected from Capital today too :( Dayton and ONU are also taking forever with my application.

- skimes11
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, April 01 2010 at 12:11 PM

Hey, I was just reading your profile and wanted to say I hope everything works out okay for you.

- G8trPace
  • FCSL
  • Friday, April 02 2010 at 03:01 PM

Yeah, I was a little bummed but nothin major. I called UD the other day to notify them of an e-mail change and my file is still in review as well. My guess is that there won't be any movement on it until April 15th or later. Just speculation but thats usually the day when the seat deposits are due for most schools so I am just hoping something comes up in the next two weeks. Good Luck!

- corey1251
  • UD
  • Tuesday, April 13 2010 at 07:19 AM

I'm taking it that you have no news yet?

- corey1251
  • UD
  • Tuesday, April 13 2010 at 09:37 PM

Nope. The deadline for their seat deposit is thursday so if I don't hear anything in the next two weeks, i am going to demand some answers!!!

- corey1251
  • UD
  • Monday, April 26 2010 at 08:44 AM

I called Dayton on Thursday and they said they were behind where they would ideally like to be in their application process. I asked when they would know a decision on my application and they said a few weeks. Since you applied before me I'm assuming you will be receiving your decision shortly.

- skimes11
  • Capital status checker
  • Friday, May 07 2010 at 02:44 PM

Hey I was wondering on your Capital status checker if it mentioned anything about contacting them within 10 days if you don't receive your decision letter.

- bdacious
  • ONU
  • Saturday, May 08 2010 at 07:03 AM

Interesting! My status ticker did change on May 3rd as well! I just recently sent a letter to Charlotte of continued interest so I already have a draft I can go off of if my letter brings semi-good news as well. Be sure to let me know what happens! I'm planning on calling Dayton on Monday, so I'll let you know if they provide me with any quality insight regarding how much longer it will be until we hear an update.

- skimes11
  • ONU Continued
  • Saturday, May 08 2010 at 07:13 AM

PS ONU had 100% bar passage of their students taking the exam this year 100% Thats incredible!

- skimes11
  • capital
  • Saturday, May 08 2010 at 03:09 PM

bdacious - yea it did. I got mine in 5 days, but if you haven't received yours after 10 business days I'd give them a call.

- mugrad06
  • Saturday, May 08 2010 at 03:49 PM

So are you thinking of withdrawing from all schools and not going to law school?

- skimes11
  • ONU Continued
  • Saturday, May 22 2010 at 08:59 AM

Hey my ONU status changed to waitlist accepted. Has yours change from decision made?

- skimes11
  • ONU Continued
  • Monday, May 24 2010 at 07:46 AM

Did you send ONU a continued interest letter?

- skimes11
  • School Updates
  • Wednesday, May 26 2010 at 06:46 AM

I called ONU on Monday to see what "Waitlist Accepted" meant and no one returned my call. Go figure that seems to be the trend with all of these law schools. Dayton returns calls half of the time, and ONU and District always send me to voice mail. I also called Dayton and they said I was still in review with the committee so it could be 6-8 additional weeks. It was 6 weeks ago the last time I called. Oie. I feel like they are waiting to see how many people with an LSAT above 150 are accepting before they notify anyone under 150. Who knows its just my personal theory :) So what is your current game plan?

- skimes11
  • ONU
  • Tuesday, June 01 2010 at 09:02 AM

Well its June 1st and I haven't heard anything from ONU.. lol what about you?

- skimes11
  • ONU/UD
  • Thursday, June 03 2010 at 05:33 AM

Thanks for the update! I received an email from ONU late on June 1st stating that I would be notified of acceptance or rejection on June 15th. Oktoberfest! That is awesome! I'm 70% German and cannot wait to go there some day. Well best of luck with whatever avenue life leads you to and I hope it allows you to see your niece and nephew soon!

- skimes11
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, June 03 2010 at 07:05 PM

Congrats on the waitlists and again on appalachian! I will be going to cooley-ann arbor w/scholarship.. Hope you have some good options!

- JDhopeful2009
  • UD
  • Friday, June 25 2010 at 10:16 AM

I received wait list information from Dayton today

- skimes11
  • ONU
  • Friday, August 20 2010 at 07:15 AM

I called Dayton on Monday before orientation started and no one bothered to call me back. Frustrating... Clearly I didn't make the cut! Have you received any phone calls from ONU recently?

- skimes11

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