nontradintexas (2014-2015)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Texas Austin graph WL, Rejected 10/29/08 10/30/08 11/18/08 08/21/09 5 years
Southern Methodist University graph Accepted A $72,000 01/29/09 10/20/08 11/03/08 01/29/09 5 years
University of Houston graph Accepted W 09/21/08 09/22/08 10/01/08 01/04/09 5 years
Baylor University F graph Accepted W $110,250 09/20/08 09/22/08 10/27/08 11/20/08 5 years
South Texas College of Law graph Waitlisted W 11/03/08 03/05/09 01/02/09 03/05/09 6 years
Texas A&M University School of Law F graph Accepted W $25,000 09/20/08 09/22/08 11/14/08 02/19/09 6 years
Texas Tech University graph Accepted W $45,000 09/20/08 09/22/08 12/03/08 12/06/08 6 years
University of Oklahoma F graph Accepted W $30,000 09/20/08 09/22/08 12/02/08 12/05/08 6 years
St. Mary's University graph Accepted W $30,000 10/19/08 10/22/08 10/23/08 11/12/08 6 years

Applicant Information

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Public
History
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Demographic Information

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Texas
Cauc
Male
Yes
10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

10 years in workforce, 3 years in management for a state agency.

I'm only applying to schools in and around Texas as I do not want to move my family too far.

Attended a regional (T4) law school for a semester 10 years ago, dropped out due to family reasons. Explained all this in academic addendum attached to each app.

Took June 08 LSAT, decided to retake in October as I scored well below what I was averaging in practice. Score improved by 12 points.

3 LOR - all work

Worked through undergrad (30-40 hours/wk)

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

09/20/08 - Submitted my first apps! Wow, what a scary thing to do.

Several schools are requesting a letter of standing from my previous school, so that may slightly delay my march to "complete" status.

10/24/08 - Oct LSAT back - 172!!! Huge jump from my previous score, cannot be happier that I decided to buckle down and retake.

11/10/08 - I've decided the waiting game sucks, especially since I've started to see acceptances for Baylor and UT on message boards. Still waiting to go complete to 3 schools because my previous school hasn't sent a letter of standing yet. Ugh.

11/13/08 - Received confirmation from previous school that letters of standing mailed. Should be getting closer to complete!

11/14/08 - I'm going to law school! Acceptance letter from St. Mary's in small beige envelope. Now just waiting for eight more...

11/20/08 - Acceptance #2 - in at Baylor for both Summer and Fall! Received an email for each, and the promise of a letter.

12/04/08 - Online status checker for Tx Tech changed to "decision rendered" effective today.

12/05/08 - In at Oklahoma via a nice phone call from recruitment specialist. Thanks OU!

12/06/08 - In at Texas Tech via snail mail, small white envelope. Included with acceptance was Regent's Scholarship for full tuition and fees. That definitely makes Tech attractive.

12/09/08 - Received email from UT - being held over for consideration with regular applicant pool and should have an answer by mid-April. Yuck. At least I wasn't auto-denied.

12/11/08 - Received snail mail Dean's scholarship offer from St. Mary's - $10k/yr renewable for all three years provided I stay in top 25%.

12/15/08 - Snail mail from OU - received in-state tuition which will adjust with any tuition increases. Works out to $10k/yr based on current tuition.

01/02/09 - Complete email from STCL - all apps complete now! Email noted that they will not begin to review until after 02/15 deadline...hmmm, seems a bit late in the game.

01/04/09 - In at U of H - notified by email. Email states a letter will follow and included a link to the accepted students site.

01/06/09 - Rec'd fee waivers from UCLA and Columbia. If only they were located in TX...

01/07/09 - Rec'd full tuition scholarship from Baylor via snail mail, must maintain 2.6 GPA (approx top 2/3 of class). This brings them right back into play.

01/09/09 - Withdrew from St. Mary's, OU, and Baylor (summer only, kept acceptance for fall with scholarship). Hope someone can use the $$.

01/29/09 - The long drought for info is over. In at SMU via phone call! Acceptance packet to follow in the mail on 02/02.

02/17/09 - Emailed a LOCI to UT today. I honestly don't know what this will do for my chances, but I was much too anxious with the lack of activity. (Emailed because I called the admissions office and was told that was how they preferred to receive them.)

02/17/09 - Decision rendered at Wesleyan via status checker. Actual decision mailed.

02/19/09 - Acceptance packet from Wesleyan, along with $25k scholarship - $12,500 first year, the rest over the next two years provided I stay in the top 25% of the class.

02/25/09 - Withdrew from Tx Tech and Wesleyan, freeing up $$ for someone else.

02/28/09 - Received smailmail scholarship info from SMU - $24k per year as long as I remain "in good standing."

03/05/09 - Received waitlist email from STCL. Hmmmm...almost seems as if they doubt I will attend there. Odd that the email and my status checker indicate waitlist for the Spring semester (which started 2 months ago) when I only applied for fall. Withdrew.

03/10/09 - Waitlisted at UT. Very much expected based on recent activity. Will send another LOCI this week or early next week.

06/18/09 - Still riding the UT waitlist, but planning on SMU if not accepted. Really more stress than anything else right now.

08/09/09 - I'm calling it finished for my cycle. Technically still waitlisted at UT, but I've signed a lease on an apartment in Dallas, so it's SMU for me! Can't believe how this went, in more ways than one. I'm glad I don't have to do it again...

08/21/09 - And now it's official...received an email today from UT that the waitlist has been "disbanded", which seems an odd choice of words to me. No matter, it was my first class day at SMU, and I survived being called on!

Footnote: I never would have believed that my cycle wouldn't officially end until the day I started school. Nearly 10 months after I submitted my application, I received an answer from UT. Crazy. Best of luck to the class of 2012!

Visitor Comments

  • Hi
  • Tuesday, September 09 2008 at 10:33 AM

Hello from a fellow Non-Trad! I will be watching to see how it goes for you. Best wishes!

- NonTradEngineer
  • October
  • Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 12:24 PM

Good luck in October! Looks like there are a lot of us that are retaking.

- violaboy
  • Sunday, September 21 2008 at 04:32 PM

i tryin to take the lsat in december--how u preparing for it? email me back..thanks

- orlando
  • St. Marys
  • Tuesday, November 18 2008 at 07:18 AM

Congrats on St. Mary's! How did St. Mary's notify you that your app was complete? I called and they said mine was... But, I applied a month and a half ago and have heard nothing.

- bad06vette
  • Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 07:10 AM

Hey, yeah... I saw that you applied to STCL on 11/03. My report has not been processed yet either. I called them up and they said they are not going to start looking at apps until December. So, I would imagine that they won't request the report until then.... So, what is your #1? UT? You have a very impressive LSAT. That is the only thing I am lacking... I did not do well on the LSAT. Anyways, good luck with the apps!

- bad06vette
  • Baylor
  • Monday, November 24 2008 at 06:08 AM

Hey, congrats on Baylor. Did you not receive a scholarship offer? That would seem bizarre if true. I'll be watching your cycle closely as we are applying to a lot of the same schools.

- tcwhat
  • UT
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 01:45 PM

Hey again, I heard from UT today - they held my application for the normal review process. Just thought you might be interested.

- tcwhat
  • OU
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 12:46 PM

Congrats on Oklahoma!

- zippadeedodah
  • Texas
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 11:27 AM

Definitely better than an outright reject - I kind of wish they would have admitted you because it would help clarify the way adcomms have viewed my app thus far. My ND reject still perplexes me and makes me believe that something is disconcerting with my app. Alas, now I have a partner to wait out till April - I really would love Texas.

- tcwhat
  • Tech Q
  • Wednesday, December 10 2008 at 06:12 PM

How long after you received an email from admissions saying you were complete before you received dec. snail mail from Texas Tech, and congrats!

- John
  • OU
  • Monday, December 15 2008 at 11:53 AM

Congrats on OU! You're having a great cycle so far!

- milymo
  • UH
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 04:53 PM

Congrats on UH! I hope I hear from them soon.... :(

- anonymous
  • Tech Question
  • Monday, January 05 2009 at 04:55 PM

Hey did you see a box that says 'fees' before you applied to Tech and did it show up AFTER you were accepted? Mine says decision rendered and now I see a box on their online checker that says fees, wanted to know if I was reading too much into it.

- John
  • Saturday, January 10 2009 at 06:07 PM

If you could, once you decide you are not going to Tech, if that is the case, could you Withdraw.

- muchME
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 12 2009 at 05:20 PM

Congrats! I wish you continued success with your applications. I would be surprised if you didn't make it into UT. I'd be so surprised that I'd start investing in the market again.

- isg247
  • Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 06:29 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances! You have a great shot at UT!

- bc1311
  • congrats
  • Thursday, January 15 2009 at 09:08 AM

Congrats on UH...and good luck with the rest of your apps.

- daveo
  • UT
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 05:31 PM

What's the deal, why do you think you haven't heard from them??? YOu might want to give them a call to just see where things stand. But congrats thus far..

- catm22
  • SMU
  • Thursday, January 29 2009 at 03:00 PM

Congrats on SMU. I'm still waiting to hear something. Did your status checker update? I'm just not sure what to think because for some reason my phone number isn't listed on the status checker. Congrats again!

- anonymous
  • UH
  • Friday, January 30 2009 at 08:18 AM

Hope I hear from them soon...

- DaveO
  • Texas
  • Monday, February 23 2009 at 05:24 PM

Seriously, what is up with them? I'm anxious for you to receive a decision cause that mean mine can't be far off.

- tcwhat
  • UT
  • Monday, March 09 2009 at 03:03 PM

Just letting you know since we have similar numbers, I was waitlisted today at UT

- tcwhat
  • LSAT
  • Friday, March 27 2009 at 02:03 AM

Hi, i'm curious what your LSAT score was before you retook it to see how high of a jump you made. I'm only asking because although I haven't taken my LSAT yet, i'm already anticipating having to retake it! lol

- Stephanie13
  • Saturday, March 28 2009 at 04:08 AM

wow! thanks and good luck on getting into Texas!

- Stephanie13

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