neonx (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/15/10 Comp: 11/30/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/11 Upd: 9 years
#3 Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA $116,613 Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/15/10 Comp: 11/23/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/11 Upd: 10 years
#1 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/15/11 Rec: 02/15/11 Comp: 03/11/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/08/11 Upd: 10 years
#4 Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $37,500 Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/19/10 Comp: 11/23/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/11 Upd: 10 years
#6 New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $140,520 Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/23/10 Comp: 12/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/11 Upd: 10 years
#7 University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA $61,410 Sent: 11/17/10 Rec: 11/17/10 Comp: 12/06/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/11 Upd: 10 years
#7 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 11/16/10 Rec: 11/19/10 Comp: 12/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/11 Upd: 10 years
#9 University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/15/10 Comp: 11/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/11 Upd: 10 years
#11 Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/18/10 Rec: 11/18/10 Comp: 12/06/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/11 Upd: 10 years
#12 Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/19/11 Rec: 01/31/11 Comp: 02/04/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/11 Upd: 10 years
#13 Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 11/23/10 Rec: 11/23/10 Comp: 01/25/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/11 Upd: 10 years
#14 Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/23/10 Rec: 11/23/10 Comp: 11/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/10 Upd: 10 years
#14 University of Texas Austin Accepted W Type: RA $69,240 Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/18/10 Comp: 11/18/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/11 Upd: 10 years
#16 University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $90,550 Sent: 11/21/10 Rec: 11/22/10 Comp: 11/23/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/04/11 Upd: 10 years
#18 University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $146,322 Sent: 11/19/10 Rec: 11/21/10 Comp: 11/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/11 Upd: 10 years
#18 Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 11/21/10 Rec: 11/21/10 Comp: 12/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/10 Upd: 10 years
#20 University of Minnesota Twin Cities F Accepted W Type: RA $120,390 Sent: 11/19/10 Rec: 11/19/10 Comp: 11/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/11 Upd: 10 years
#23 Boston University F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/19/10 Rec: 11/19/10 Comp: 12/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/11 Upd: 10 years
#23 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 11/21/10 Rec: 11/21/10 Comp: 11/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/11 Upd: 10 years
#27 University of Iowa F Accepted W Type: RA $123,966 Sent: 11/20/10 Rec: 11/21/10 Comp: 11/30/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/10 Upd: 10 years
#30 Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $96,000 Sent: 11/19/10 Rec: 11/19/10 Comp: 11/23/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/11 Upd: 10 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 168
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.85
  • Degree GPA: 3.85
  • School Type: Tier I
  • Major: History

Demographic Information

  • City: Ranchland / Prairie
  • State: -
  • Race: Non-URM.
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Update (04/26/2011)
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I sent my SLS deposit this morning.

I have been blessed with a wonderful cycle. I know it is not usual for someone with these numbers.

ACCEPTANCES: 20 (see above).
WAIT LISTS: 2, Harvard, Chicago [withdrew]
REJECTION: 1, Yale.

Self-Made Graphs (04/27/2011)
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How my LSAT stacks up in the T14:
http://i54.tinypic.com/244r1wm.png

How my GPA stacks up in the T14:
http://i54.tinypic.com/j5ds3q.png

Law School Predictor Chances:
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5650/graphl.png

About This Profile
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I'm going to try to make this as detailed as possible for future applicants. I am also keeping a detailed web site (private for now) that I'll release at the conclusion of this cycle. LSN and TLS have helped me so much for the past year, and I want to give something back to the community.

About The Numbers
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The profile numbers are tweaked. I will not post my real statistics until I reach the end of my cycle. But you should trust me that numbers weren't my selling point (I fell beneath the median LSAT percentile for almost every school to which I applied -- below the 25th in many cases!) My GPA is stronger: around medianfor most schools.

About The Softs
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I have stronger-than-average softs, IMO. But I believe that the strength of my application centered on my well-crafted personal statement, diversity statement (non-URM), resume and letters of recommendation (of which I had three.)

Are you an Under-Represented Minority (URM)?
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No.

The List of Acceptances & Grant Money
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3 - Stanford - $116,613 [need-aid, projected]
4 - Columbia - $37,500 -- withdrawn
5 - NYU - $140,520 [Root-Tilden-Kern recipient!] -- withdrawn
7 - Penn - $61,410 -- withdrawn
7 - Michigan - $30,000 -- withdrawn
9 - Virginia - $75,000 -- withdrawn
11 - Duke - $75,000 -- withdrawn
12 - Northwestern -- $0 -- withdrawn
13 - Cornell - $36,000 -- withdrawn
14 - Georgetown - $90,000 -- withdrawn
14 - UT - $69,240 -- withdrawn
16 - UCLA - $90,550 -- withdrawn
18 - USC - $146,520 [Rothman recipient!] -- withdrawn
18 - WUSTL - $120,000 -- withdrawn
20 - Minnesota - $120,390 -- withdrawn
23 - Illinois - $120,000 -- withdrawn
23 - BU - $90,000 -- withdrawn
27 - Iowa - $123,966 -- withdrawn
30 - Emory - $96,000 [Woodruff finalist] -- withdrawn

Data is for all three years.

I Did Not Apply To The Following Schools
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My strategy was to blanket the top 30 schools. However, I did not submit an application to the following schools for various reasons:

16 - Vanderbilt (no fee waiver)
20 - George Washington (no fee waiver)
23 - Notre Dame (incompatible fit)
23 - UC-Davis (no fee waiver)
27 - Boston College (no fee waiver)
27 - William & Mary (ran out of time)

Also, there was an odd payment mix-up for University of California--Berkeley Boalt Hall, so I withdrew while in CR1.

Additional info & updates

09/06/2011: First day of law school at SLS! =)

Harvard
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11/15/2011: Submitted online
11/15/2011: Application Received
11/29/2011: E-mailed LOCI (1) (won't update; must mail)
11/30/2011: Application Under Review
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
01/24/2011: Sent updated LOCI (2) / Updated Files
01/26/2011: Received LOCI (2) / Updated Files
01/28/2011: HELD (via e-mail @ 1:25 PM ET). =(
02/16/2011: Sent LOCI (3)
02/18/2011: Received LOCI (3)
04/12/2011: Sent LOCI (4)
04/15/2011: Received LOCI (4)
04/21/2011: WAIT LISTED (via e-mail @ 11:31 AM ET). =)
08/01/2011: WITHDREW (from Harvard)

USC's Frank Rothman Scholars Interview
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One of four finalists selected to interview for USC's Frank Rothman Scholars Program, which includes full-tuition, stipend, and guaranteed summer associates position at Skadden. Interviewed April 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Delightful trip.

Was extended the Rothman offer on 04/13/2011 at 9:28 AM PT. Very surprised and grateful for this option. The scholarship is full-tuition for three years ($140,322) and a stipend. The scholarship also includes guaranteed a paid summer associates position at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, LLP. Will be very tough decision! I will have until Monday to decide.

Withdrew from the offer on Friday 04/15/2011 @ 2 AM CT.

Yale
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02/15/2011: Submitted online (at last!)
02/16/2011: E-mail receipt
02/17/2011: LSAC report sent.
03/01/2011: E-mail to ask about Dean's Cert.
03/06/2011: Called Dean to re-fax the Dean's Cert.
03/11/2011: Complete (via email)
04/08/2011: REJECTED (via e-mail 8:32 PM ET) --
kind of gutted; but honored that this rejection came from Yale.

NYU's Root-Tilden-Kern Program
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I interviewed for the full-tuition public-interest scholarship at NYU School of Law on 04/02/2011. I thought my interview went pretty well; I got emotional and teared up mid-interview, which I thought was a sign of weakness. Everyone on the panel was extremely nice and supportive. I was extended an full-tuition offer via phone call that same night at 8:15 PM ET. I have 72 hours (three business days) to respond. = $140,520. Very honored.

04/07/2011: Formally withdrew the offer. Just couldn't deal with the "exploding" offer.

Stanford
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11/15/2010: Submitted online.
11/15/2010: Dean's Certificate submitted; 2 targeted LOR's.
11/23/2010: File submitted to Admissions Committee for review.
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed, 11/30)
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
01/25/2011: LOCI (email)
2/25/2011: Safe from DLS.
(random musings)
03/03/2011: My friend got into Stanford!
03/08/2011: Dean Deal continues to admit several URMs.
03/11/2011: Petrified to check for DLS -- "Decision Letter Sent."
03/17/2011: Back from break, scared to check the status checker--
Phew! Still alive.
03/21/2011: The foreboding DLS check again. Waitlists come out this week, then acceptances early to mid April.
03/25/2011: I am terrified to check DLS. WL's soon.
03/25/2011: Still safe from DLS!
(end random musings)
03/30/2011: ADMITTED (via voicemail from a 650 number at 2:25 PM ET as I was checking into Columbia's ASW) -- a dream.
04/04/2011: E-mail asking for expedited financial aid.
04/04/2011: E-mail from the Dean. $38,871 for the first year. Will be assessed annually. = est. three years = $116,613.

Northwestern
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01/08/2011: Off-Campus Interview.
01/19/2011: Mailed off.
01/21/2011: Delivered.
01/28/2011: Processing.
01/31/2011: Complete (1)
02/04/2011: Complete (2)
03/23/2011: ADMITTED (via e-mail at 2:30 PM CT)
04/01/2011: "Out of funds" -- WTF.
04/20/2011: Lawlz. Officially no money from NU. Word to the advise: stop wasting all your money on wigmores that won't take it.

Cornell (non-EA)
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11/23/2010: Application received
11/23/2010: Processing
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (procssed
01/05/2011: Processing
01/14/2011: LSAC Report Sent
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
01/25/2011: Complete (via e-mail)
01/25/2011: Application in review
02/09/2011: Application in review (2)
02/16/2011: Application in review (3)
02/23/2011: Interview Request
02/23/2011: Phone Interview with Henry Granison, Associate Dean of Admissions (40 minutes) -- "Decision in 1-2 weeks."
03/01/2011: Application in review (4)
03/08/2011: ADMITTED (via status checker @ 3:45 PM ET)
04/04/2011: E-mail asking for expedited financial aid.
04/05/2011: Received an e-mail of scanned grant of $36,000 (I guess I applied a bit too late. Over it.)

Duke (non-Priority Track)
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11/18/2010: File Complete; Ready for Review
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
12/06/2010: File Under Review (1)
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
02/22/2011: File Under Review (2)
02/23/2011: ADMITTED (via e-mail @ 9:15 PM ET)
03/24/2011: Offered $75,000 via mail.

USC
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11/22/2010: Complete (e-mail)
11/22/2010: In Review (1) (via status checker)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (denied processing)
12/06/2010: Received Rothman Scholars Invite
01/02/2011: In Review (2) (via status checker)
01/20/2011: Rothman Scholars mailed
01/22/2011: Rothman Scholars received (via USPS site)
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
01/28/2011: In Review (3) (via status checker)
02/07/2011: DECISION FINALIZED
(via status checker @ 1:15 PM CT)
02/11/2011: Found out was admitted via e-mail
03/04/2011: Informed I was one of the four ROTHMAN finalists (via phone 11:50 AM CT). Competing for full tuition, stipend, guaranteed 1L summer position at a notable firm on April 5.
(see separate section)

Penn
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11/17/2010: Application Received and Processing (via status)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
11/30/2010: Missing resume? (received it)
12/06/2010: File Complete (e-mail)
01/10/2011: Under Committee Review (1)
01/20/2011: Under Committee Review (2)
-- survived the slaughter of WL/Dings on 01/21
01/21/2011: Sent third LOR
01/24/2011: Sent updated LOCI (RECEIVED)
02/04/2011: ADMITTED (via voice mail @ 11:59 AM ET)
02/17/2011: E-mail grant aid of $61,410. Nice.

Columbia
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11/15/2010: Incomplete (missing LSDAS report and LORs)
11/23/2010: Complete (pending) (via web site)
11/29/2010: Mailed corrections via USPS
12/02/2010: Complete, will forward for review (e-mail)
First RD acceptances postmarked 1/24. =(
01/27/2011: ADMITTED (via vomit-coloured envelope)
(Postmarked 1/24; checked at 7:35 PM CT) !!!!
04/04/2011: E-mail asking for expedited financial aid.
04/04/2011: They e-mailed my financial aid letter early because of RTK. = $37,500. (This is very disappointing.)

NYU
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11/23/2010: Application received (e-mail)
11/29/2010: Mailed corrections/scholarship essay via USPS
11/23/2010: Application is being processed (via status checker)
12/03/2010: Application Under Review (via status checker)
01/21/2011: Decision Letter Sent --
checked on 1/20/2011 @ 10 PM CT; probably a rejection =(
01/23/2011: Still can't log into ASW. "Record not found."
01/25/2011: Still can't log into ASW. "Record not found."
01/25/2011: ADMITTED (via Admitted Students Site @ 8:30 PM ET) (Ahhh!!!)
03/14/2011: Got the call about ROOT-TILDEN-KERN interviews on April 2 (via voice mail at 12:49 PM PT) !!! All-expense paid flight and hotel for three days in NYC.
(see separate RTK section from this point forward.)

Minnesota
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11/22/2010: File Complete (e-mail)
11/19/2010: Waiting for Review (via status checker)
12/14/2010: In Review (via status checker)
01/07/2011: In Review (via status checker)
01/21: Sent third LOR (via LSAC)
01/25/2011: ADMITTED
(via voice mail from "unknown number"@ 3:30 PM CT)
02/15/2011: Call from the Dean trying to encourage me to go.

Emory
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11/23/2010: Received application (e-mail)
11/23/2010: File is complete (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (never confirmed)
01/03/2011: Applied to the Woodruff Scholarship (letter by post)
01/04/2011: Letter of nomination sent (online)
01/24/2011: WOODRUFF FINALIST (chosen as one of 14 finalists via phone call from Dean Ethan @ 8:00 PM ET.) !
02/12/2010: Interviewed in Atlanta at Emory Law
02/14/2011: Did not receive fellowship via voice mail
from Dean Ethan; will be considered for Dean's Merit Scholarship =(
02/22/2011: That number, apparently is $96,000 (via e-mail)

Texas
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11/18/2010: File Complete; Under Consideration for RD (via status)
11/29/2010: Mailed corrections via USPS
01/20/2011: ADMITTED with "scholarship letter"
(via voice mail from Dean Ingram @ 11:15 AM CT)
(The scholarship was unimpressive.)

Michigan
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11/19/2010: Received initial application materials (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
12/15/2010: Status Checker notification (e-mail)
12/15/2010: Complete (updates daily)
01/18/2011: ADMITTED (via Admitted Students Site @ 10:35 PM CT) !!!

BU
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11/19/2010: Received application (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
12/01/2010: File is complete (e-mail)
01/18/2011: ADMITTED with $75,000 merit scholarship
(via voice mail left @ 2:15 PM ET)
03/21/2011: Need-based of $15,000 (postal).

Virginia
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11/15/2010: File Complete; Pending Review/Decision (via status)
11/27/2010: E-mailed Why Virginia (processed)
12/05/2010: File Complete; Pending Review/Decision (via status)
12/19/2010: File Complete; Pending Review/Decision (via status)
01/10/2011: ADMITTED with $75,000 merit scholarship
(via phone call from Cordel Faulk @ 7:02 PM ET)

Illinois
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11/21/2010: File Incomplete (via status checker)
11/22/2010: File Complete - Ready for Review (via status checker)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed
11/29/2010: Complete from LSAC (report sent)
12/06/2010: File Complete - Ready for Review (via status checker)
12/17/2010: File Complete - In Review (via status checker)
01/07/2011: ADMITTED with $120,000 merit scholarship (full tuition)
(via e-mail from Dean Pless)

UCLA
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11/22/2010: Received application (e-mail)
11/23/2010: File is complete (e-mail)
01/04/2011: ADMITTED with $75,000 merit scholarship
(via phone call from Dean Schwartz @ 5:35 PM PT)
03/04: E-mail informing me that I have received additional need-based aid of $15,550 for the first year.

Georgetown
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11/23/2010: Application Received (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
11/29/2010: Application Completed (via status checker)
12/03/2010: Application Completed (via status checker)
12/15/2010: Application Completed (via status checker)
12/20/2010: Application Completed (via status checker)
12/20/2010: ADMITTED (via Admitted Students Site @ 7:37 PM ET)
04/01/2011: Aid came in $26,700 (need-based first year) x 3 = $80,100. (Eh.)
04/07/2011: New scholarship $30,000 x 3 = $90,000 (Not much different.)

WUSTL
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11/21/2010: Application received (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
12/01/2010: Application Complete (e-mail)
12/02/2010: In Review (via status checker)
12/10/2010: In Review / Decision Made (via status checker)
12/10/2010: ADMITTED (email)

Iowa
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11/23/2010: Please allow 7 business days (e-mail)
11/29/2010: E-mailed corrections (processed)
11/29/2010: Complete (via status checker)
11/30/2010: In Review (via status checker)
12/06/2010: Decision Rendered / Admitted (status)
12/06/2010: ADMITTED (email)

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Thursday, February 17 2011 at 10:31 AM

Hey boy, heyyyy. Your cycle's not over yet, right? Did you just not post the schools that you're still waiting on?

Wow.
Wednesday, March 09 2011 at 11:08 AM

You are intense. Lol :)

Wow
Wednesday, March 16 2011 at 04:01 PM

Congrats. This may officially be the most perfect cycle I have ever seen, lol. Way to go!

Friday, March 18 2011 at 08:09 AM

Hope you have an awesome 1L year too!

awesome cycle!
Monday, March 21 2011 at 08:45 AM

Ok, now...be honest.. Are you Chuck Norris?

Seriously?
Wednesday, March 23 2011 at 01:39 PM

Okay Chuck, I don't want to push, but would you divulge your secret weapon before you go undercover again?

Wednesday, March 23 2011 at 08:16 PM

It's official, your cycle has now been completely perfect. Congrats! You must be a realllly awesome person. :)

Thursday, March 24 2011 at 08:58 AM

Haha, ok, but I predict that those schools will have good outcomes. :) Plus you already have so many amazing acceptances that you shoulnd't have to worry too much. :) Good luck!

That's right!
Friday, March 25 2011 at 07:33 AM

Actually I don't need the "and", "or" would do just fine! :) Dream is alive, good news soon!

Truth
Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 06:33 AM

Yeah, but you know if you get one you will suddenly love the acronym again!

I hate you
Wednesday, March 30 2011 at 07:00 PM

Only because getting into SLS (which is fucking incredible, by the way) means we can't be little buddies in NYC. :( Congrats though! So proud of you.

Wednesday, March 30 2011 at 07:20 PM

I am officially jealous now. :)

Friday, April 01 2011 at 02:30 PM

Congrats on Stanford neonx! Way to go!

Congrats on The scholarship
Saturday, April 02 2011 at 10:25 PM

That's awesome!

It was great meeting you too!
Wednesday, April 06 2011 at 11:48 AM

And wow congrats on that Stanford grant. Have fun in Palo Alto, laughing at all of us on the east coast during the winter :)

Thursday, April 07 2011 at 11:05 AM

Definitely leaning towards it. NYC is incredible haha. You're visiting Stanford this weekend right? Have fun dude! I think you'll definitely enjoy it :)

So is it SLS?
Thursday, April 14 2011 at 05:28 PM

Gotta believe that's where you're headed, no?

Friday, April 15 2011 at 11:04 PM

Just wanted to say one thing... You are amazing!

Tuesday, April 19 2011 at 07:42 PM

i'm in awe!

Congrats!
Monday, April 25 2011 at 06:06 AM

On your incredible cycle, and good luck with Harvard!!! -Awahoya

Harvard WL
Wednesday, May 11 2011 at 01:04 PM

While it is a lower ranked 1st choice than yours, I am wait-listed at my 1st choice and would love to know what your strategy is to get an offer. Also, what type of communication you have had already with Harvard in your efforts to get accepted?

Tough luck...
Saturday, June 18 2011 at 11:16 PM

Hey man, been following your cycle...really sorry about Harvard. Retake/reapply?

Wednesday, October 26 2011 at 12:27 AM

omg. you are an inspiration to us all.