nckatz (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Waitlisted 03/18/09 -- -- -- 12 years
George Washington University graph WL, Rejected 12/10/07 -- -- 01/31/08 12 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Accepted A $90,000 12/04/07 -- 12/12/07 01/24/08 12 years
University of Denver F graph Accepted W $96,570 11/30/07 -- -- 12/21/07 12 years
American University F graph WL, Accepted W 12/04/07 -- 12/28/07 03/15/08 12 years
University of San Diego F graph Accepted W $135,000 12/19/07 -- -- 01/17/08 12 years
University of Maryland graph Accepted W 12/11/07 -- -- 03/06/08 12 years
Harvard University F graph Rejected 12/12/07 -- 01/24/08 04/03/08 12 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted 12/12/07 -- -- 02/22/08 12 years
Columbia University F graph Rejected 12/14/07 -- 01/08/08 03/14/08 12 years
University of Miami F graph Accepted W $69,000 11/30/07 -- -- 12/26/07 12 years
Fordham University F graph Waitlisted 12/08/07 12/09/07 -- 03/18/08 12 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected 12/20/07 -- 01/25/08 03/15/08 12 years
Boston University F graph Waitlisted 12/07/07 -- 01/10/08 03/05/08 12 years
New York University F graph Rejected 12/21/07 -- 01/18/08 02/17/08 13 years
Boston College F graph Waitlisted 12/10/07 -- 01/08/08 02/09/08 13 years

Applicant Information

Biology and Political Science

Demographic Information

College Park

Extra Curricular Information

Honors Humanities Program

Golden Key International Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Children's Developmental Clinic (play-based therapy for kids with disabilities)

Undergraduate TA for GVPT 100

Terrapin Trail Club (outdoor activities club)

Intramural and Recreational soccer


Graduated from the University of MD College Park in 2004. GO TERPS!!!

GPA was middling there, but I was in their most elite Honors program and did earn a dual degree (which requires an additional 30 credit hours vs. a double degree) in Biology and Government and Politics. Gov't GPA was good (3.86), BIO GPA not so much (3.03), so I tried to spin that with a GPA addendum.

***Post Graduation Work Experience***

Currently a US Peace Corps Volunteer in China

Intern for Cong. Chris Van Hollen

Asst. Manager for the NCLB Program at a Huntington Learning Center in DC/Northern VA

Acting Greenbelt Kid's Supervisor at the Greenbelt Rec Dep't

Various employment during school, average of 8-10 hours a week

***Current School Updates (See dates above)***

IN: USD, U Denver, U Miami (FL), Cardozo, U Maryland, American

OUT: NYU, U Penn, Columbia

WL: BC, BU, GW, Fordham, UCLA

???: U Minn.

CURRENT SCORE: 6-4-5 (2nd place, Atlantic Division) with 1 game left

***Overall, things are going as one would expect. I really hope I get pulled off the WL at either BC, BU, GW or Fordham.

***Decided to apply to U Minnesota today, only because they sent me a nice email saying they'd extended their application deadline. I know its a good school, probably won't even get in, but if I do...

***I'm considering not confirming at any of the schools I've been accepted to and just hoping to get off the waitlist somewhere. Crazy? Maybe... what do you all think? I'm in the running for a full-tuition scholarship at Sturm, however, that could drastically change that dynamic.

***Waitlisted at my fifth school today... some kind of record? One would think so.

***Chancellor's Scholarship at UD!! Full tuition for all three years. Now what to do, what to do??

***Changed a "6" to a "9" and now it looks like NYC is a real possibility....

***Withdrew from Miami today (3/29). Hard to do, but not that hard. Hope somebody gets my scholarship $$$

***More money from USD today (3/30). Its nice of them to offer more, but I don't think I can take 69k when Dozo is offering 90 and Denver a full ride.

***Got two letters today (4/1). DINGED at Columbia, no surprise there. Waitlisted at UCLA, which was very exciting!! They sent the letter more than a month ago, however, and wanted me to reply within 3 weeks. I hope I can still accept their offer. Can't believe they didn't spring for the Air Mail fee to China! (Columbia did with my not-so-nice Rejection letter).

***(4/2) This is INSANE. In the last 24 hours I've received 3 decisions and a massive scholarship offer. I have NO IDEA what to do. I've been accepted into American's JD/MA program in IR, which is a great program, but I need some $$$ before I can commit. USD has offered me a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP + $5000 per year stipend. How can I turn THAT down? And Denver wants to know whether I'm going there within the next 9 days..........

***I'm going to Cardozo!!! =)***

Visitor Comments

  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 11:16 PM

on your first of many! Definitely feels good to have one under the belt doesn't it?!

- drew82abndiv
  • INFO and waiting
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 03:27 PM

4 down, 11 to go... I wonder if they've just forgotten about me at this point. Scholarship info is 3 year total. San Diego apparently sent me a financial aid form which they want me to fill out before offering me any money. Almost definitely not going there and, since I'm in China, probably not going to fill that form out.

- nckatz
  • Waitlisted
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:50 PM

Letter from BC the other day telling me I'm on their Priority Waitlist. Really psyched about MORE waiting...

- nckatz
  • The sting of Rejection
  • Sunday, February 17 2008 at 10:23 PM

DINGED by NYU. Mom passed on the news yesterday. I think it was harder for her to tell me than it was for me to hear... never much hope of getting in there. But I am getting anxious about other schools. NYU was the last application I submitted. When am I gonna hear? Eagerly awaiting American, Maryland and (especially) BU.

- nckatz
  • thanks
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 06:48 PM

hey thanks for the comment...congrats on all of ur acceptances so far...any ideas about where u r gonna go?

- roxybear
  • BC Waitlist Question
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 09:10 AM

I'm curious - are you on the regular waitlist or the priority waitlist for BC? Do you know if there's a difference. I'm also on the WL so I'm curious - thanks!

- wisher23
  • bc waitlist
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 05:01 AM

yeah I messaged a bunch of people to see if anyone was on a "regular" waitlist. Doesn't sound like it, and it looks (from LSN) there's a crapload of people on the "priority waitlist" so my chances probably suck.

- wisher23
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 10:40 AM

On your acceptances so far. Glad to see someone with similiar numbers also applying for the top. I hope you end up somewhere great. Good luck with the rest of the cycle (esp Columbia!)

- alltimelow
  • DU Chancellor's scholarship
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 04:35 PM

I've also applied for DU's Chancellor's Scholarship. When/How did they notify you? What did your essay focus on? I've got a $15000/year scholarship offer now, but I am really hoping for the Chancellor's!

- Sarah
  • DU Scholarship
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 06:40 AM

The Scholarship that I received is the Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship, I guess it is new this year. I am wicked excited about it, certainly made the decision between DU and CU a lot easier. Some unsolicited advice, I have been in Boston for 4 years now and have friends at BC Law, most of them love itbut their biggest complaint is the tight job market, coupled with high cost of living. It is a great school, but Boston is a very expensive city. Hope this helps, Best of luck with your choices.

- kangus
  • Terps + Denver
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 07:18 AM

Hey there, I am a fellow 2004 College Park Alum and I have decided to go to DU Law. What a coincidence! I am currently serving as an Americorps VISTA in Montana, a far cry from China, but I thought I'd say hello and I look forward to meeting you! (Go Terps!)

- silke

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