phillygirl420 (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Temple University graph Accepted A $22,500 09/16/13 09/17/13 09/17/13 02/03/14 4 years
Villanova University graph Accepted W $84,000 10/03/13 10/14/13 10/14/13 12/03/13 4 years
Rutgers State University Camden graph Pending W 10/01/13 10/17/13 10/18/13 -- 4 years
Drexel University graph Accepted W $84,000 09/01/13 09/12/13 09/13/13 12/23/13 4 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Rejected ED 09/01/13 09/04/13 09/13/13 12/13/13 4 years

Applicant Information

151
3.78
3.78
Temple University
Criminal Justice, Political Sc
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Black
Female
Yes
Yes
5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

NACA Organization: Member, Volunteer
D.A.'s Office Explorers' Program: Volunteer

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Numerous career achievements since undergraduate
Worked throughout undergraduate career
Submitted LSAT & Standardized Test History Addendum w/ official supporting documentation
Submitted Diversity and Socioeconomic Disadvantage Statement
(4) available professional LORs
(2) available professional evaluations

11/08/13: Not a peep from any school. So much for early applications :-/

11/14/13: I'm getting a little depressed (maybe a lot depressed) but for the sake of completeness below are my "Under Review" status dates so far. No change after "Complete" statuses at other schools ***SIGHS***

UPENN: UCR(1) 10/02/13, UCR(2) 10/25/13
VILLANOVA: IN REVIEW 11/11/13

11/22/13: This is getting ridiculous. I thought I would have received SOMETHING from AT LEAST ONE school by now. I don't know. I'll probably lay off of LSN. Seeing everyone else's acceptances doesn't help. Oh well. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone :-)

12/01/13: Reality check- going to law school is something I've wanted for years and after months of waiting I've begun to get depressed at the thought of not being admitted anywhere. But there is more to life. I'm thankful for life and the time that I have to spend it my family & friends ....

RIP PAUL WALKER
September 12, 1973 - November 30, 2013

12/03/13: IN @ VILLANOVA!!!!!!!! Words can't express how excited and thankful I am right now!!!! :-)

12/05/13: I'm still hoping for more acceptances, however, I'm preparing my mindset for Nova. They're the only school with a center dedicated to sports law so I am eager at the opportunity to join. More to come!!!

So just found out that Penn decisions are expected to come out tomorrow ..... it's going to suck getting that rejection :-(

12/23/13: "It is better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed."

01/16/14: I have officially moved on to trying to narrow my financial aid options down. I've been pleasantly surprised to find a couple scholarships that I am eligible for. Unfortunately, they involve complex application processes involving MORE LORs and PSs. LOL. Fun times. I'm still hoping on other acceptances with scholarship $$$ that I can use to leverage more aid from Nova. I plan on mentioning my acceptance into Drexel two-year program which although offered less money would be cheaper in the long-run since it is for a shorter period. Hopefully that will serve as good ammo. Stay tuned :-)

02/03/14: IN @ Temple! I am truly blessed. Years ago I couldn't get in anywhere (anywhere good anyway). This year I've been admitted into three great schools. It sounds very corny but my hope is that other users and future prospective law applicants will view my profile and take one lesson: NEVER GIVE UP. I was told to give up on law school, told I wouldn't raise my LSAT score, told to just be a career paralegal, you name it. But I'm here now. If you have support and the strength to keep trying PLEASE do not let others dissuade you and tell you what they think you should do. Choose your own journey, set your own goals, and never give up.

02/27/14: Scholarships are in totals. Villanova increased their initial offer & Drexel offered to match it.

04/14/14: I will be attending Temple University in the Fall. Villanova was my top choice for quite some time. But due to personal reasons, I need to be close to my job to be able to maintain part-time hours while in school. Originally, I had expected to go to school full-time. And Temple offered me to join their part-time day division which suits perfectly with my current situation. As far as tuition goes, I am a PA resident so I'll be paying in-state tuition @ Temple. Actually, I would have been paying te same @ Villanova (with the scholarships).

I am anxious to begin my studies toward attaining a Juris Doctorate. I may also study jointly for an MBA. Alternatively, Temple also offers a Certificate in Business Law which includes MBA classes. I'll do that if I feel like getting the MBA is too instensive (I have no background in business).

My hope is that this profile will help others pursuing law school. It's a tough journey for some with low LSAT scores like myself, but it is possible. I wish you all the very best.

Visitor Comments

  • Friday, October 11 2013 at 04:20 PM

good luck! I'm looking to apply to Temple & Rutgers Camden, but only to the part time evening program...was wondering if you applied to that division?

- britosofndope
  • Monday, October 28 2013 at 05:01 PM

Hey! It looks like we have really similar stats..I was wondering what you all included in your LSAT and Standardized Test History Addendum. I was thinking on including one in my applications as well. Best of luck to you!

- mrman16
  • Tuesday, November 12 2013 at 03:13 PM

Thanks phillygirl! Are you also planning to retake in December??

- JwEbonyJD
  • Tuesday, November 12 2013 at 04:33 PM

Understood. Are you just looking at schools in the mid-Atlantic? If not, you should definitely also apply to Cornell and Northwestern! :) I'm hoping Penn admits you!!! I visited and loved that place. It's a great great school.

- JwEbonyJD
  • Tuesday, November 12 2013 at 04:33 PM

Understood. Are you just looking at schools in the mid-Atlantic? If not, you should definitely also apply to Cornell and Northwestern! :) I'm hoping Penn admits you!!! I visited and loved that place. It's a great great school.

- JwEbonyJD
  • Thursday, November 14 2013 at 03:59 PM

you're def in at Nova, not sure how mobile you are but you should def expand your list, cornell, nyu, columbia etc

- BobLoblaw2
  • Friday, November 15 2013 at 02:30 PM

Thanks, you too

- BobLoblaw2
  • Tuesday, November 19 2013 at 09:55 PM

Our numbers are relatively similar. Good luck in your cycle!

- dansanity
  • Friday, November 22 2013 at 01:36 PM

Thanks! Im sure you'll be hearing something soon, Ive only heard from 2 of the 10 schools I've applied to so most of them are still deciding

- dansanity
  • Tuesday, December 03 2013 at 08:08 PM

Congrats on Nova! :) I got the call today too!

- mrman16
  • Wednesday, December 04 2013 at 06:03 PM

Congrats! omg i"m getting nervous now

- britosofndope
  • congrats on nova
  • Thursday, December 05 2013 at 10:22 AM

all the schools I spoke to said they don't even look at apps until they get back from being on the road after thanksgiving. sure you will hear from more now :)

- JM0R3
  • hey!
  • Thursday, December 05 2013 at 04:18 PM

thanks! yeah you're staying in philly like me. at least we have some great options to choose from.( I didn't even bother trying for penn - I want scholarship $$ so I doubt even if i got in i'd have any there.)

- JM0R3
  • Sunday, December 15 2013 at 01:33 AM

Congrats on Villanova!!! Saw a post of yours - you mentioned you have a little one. From one crazy toddler-mom-who-wants-to-go-to-law-school to another I wish you the best of luck!!!

- PattyCake
  • Sorry
  • Monday, December 23 2013 at 01:38 PM

Very sorry to hear about Penn, I'm a little discouraged about my chances now....I wish you good luck on your cycle, I think you will do well regardless

- BobLoblaw2
  • :(
  • Monday, December 30 2013 at 02:03 PM

Just saw your status about Penn :( Love the quote! Definitely firm beleiver of you are a success just for trying. Good luck with Rutgers & Temple!

- britosofndope
  • Tuesday, January 07 2014 at 03:32 PM

Any word on when Villanova is sending out scholarship offers?

- mrman16
  • Tuesday, January 07 2014 at 03:32 PM

Any word on when Villanova is sending out scholarship offers?

- mrman16
  • Tuesday, January 07 2014 at 03:32 PM

Any word on when Villanova is sending out scholarship offers?

- mrman16
  • Tuesday, January 07 2014 at 03:32 PM

Any word on when Villanova is sending out scholarship offers?

- mrman16
  • Tuesday, January 07 2014 at 03:33 PM

wow..computer glitch..sorry for the repetition lol

- mrman16
  • Wednesday, January 15 2014 at 02:07 PM

Congrats on your scholarships!

- strongfaith
  • Sunday, January 26 2014 at 12:12 AM

Hey! Did nova give you 18 per year or per semester?

- mrman16
  • CONGRATS
  • Tuesday, February 04 2014 at 02:39 AM

We did it!!! Got in Temple!! I got email today!! Which school are u choosing?

- britosofndope
  • Wednesday, February 05 2014 at 05:15 PM

Not yet! Hoping to get off the Brooklyn Law waiting list and still waiting to hear from Rutgers Camden and Seton Hall.

- britosofndope
  • Wednesday, February 05 2014 at 05:17 PM

I did visit Temple & Rutgers Camden, and I kind of liked Rutgers more, but depends on the financial package from Temple. I would be out of state tuition with Temple :(

- britosofndope
  • Friday, February 07 2014 at 12:40 PM

I know how you feel about Rutgers Camden! My application hasn't moved either...but I have opposite situation from yours...I am in state with Rutgers and out of state with Temple...but I know Temple rated higher...so I can't wait to receive their financial package!

- britosofndope
  • Saturday, February 08 2014 at 08:58 PM

did u get your financial package from Temple yet?

- britosofndope
  • hey!
  • Monday, February 17 2014 at 02:54 PM

hey congrats on the acceptances and scholarships!! Any idea where you'll be going? I wanted to let you know that Drexel's 2 year program still costs the same as the 3 year.. (the credits cost the same, you just take the credits faster/over the summers) but that scholarship is great and certainly is appealing to get it done in 2 years!

- JM0R3
  • hey!
  • Monday, February 17 2014 at 02:54 PM

hey congrats on the acceptances and scholarships!! Any idea where you'll be going? I wanted to let you know that Drexel's 2 year program still costs the same as the 3 year.. (the credits cost the same, you just take the credits faster/over the summers) but that scholarship is great and certainly is appealing to get it done in 2 years!

- JM0R3
  • Birthday
  • Sunday, February 23 2014 at 02:43 AM

Congrats of course, but I was curious about your username. If that's your birthday we have something in common, and of course the philly thing as well

- Aceholmes
  • Thursday, February 27 2014 at 03:42 PM

Hey! Did Nova increase their scholarship per your request? Did Drexel match it per your request? Which school are you leaning towards? PS I got noo scholarship from Temple, but they did say would revisit once I've completed the CLEO Summer Program, since they are one of the supporting schools for it. And could u believe we r still waiting on Rutgers??!!!

- britosofndope
  • Tuesday, March 04 2014 at 04:17 PM

Hi! So did temple come back with scholarship after acceptance package?

- britosofndope
  • Saturday, March 08 2014 at 10:35 PM

Hey! How much of an increase in tuition did nova grant you? That looks like an awesome scholarship!

- mrman16
  • Monday, March 10 2014 at 10:28 AM

I finally received email from rutgers this morning! Waitlisted smh. Temple it is!

- britosofndope
  • Friday, March 21 2014 at 09:26 AM

Congrats! Good luck at Temple!

- strongfaith
  • Good Luck!!
  • Saturday, March 22 2014 at 10:34 PM

Do you know where you WANT to go?

- YT1283
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, April 14 2014 at 12:46 PM

Best wishes to you, phillygirl! Good luck at Temple!

- JwEbonyJD
  • Monday, April 14 2014 at 10:52 PM

I'm glad your content with your choice. I'm sure you're going to kill it!

- dansanity

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