Merit Based Fee Waivers from UMichigan, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Washington and Lee, Temple, Cardozo...the list goes on.
Decision Dates are postmark dates on snail mail letters.
11/26/07: Acceptance letter from WUSTL with a small hand-written note on it.
12/6/07: Acceptance letter from Vanderbilt. Included in the small envelope was a page about sending in a deposit and another page about scholarships.
12/11/07: Big package from Vanderbilt including the "Obeiter Dictum" guide to Vandy, Nashville, and Law School. Fun!
12/13/07: Went to "Decision" on GULC's status check after having called the other day to check on my status. Was that a bad idea? The wait continues...
12/17/07: Called Cornell after going to "Decision" on the Status Checker. Was told that I'm on "Reserve" and that my file will be reviewed again in February or March. Received snail mail letter regarding the deferral today too.
12/20/07: Just got a letter in the mail putting me on reserve at Georgetown. A decision will be rendered before February 15.
12/21/07: E-mail today from Dean Post at Penn deferring me to the regular pool. I applied Early Decision. Boo.
1/10/08: Received an e-mail today from Zearfoss at UMichigan telling me that my application was still under review and they have been "impressed" by my file so far. Hopefully an extra recommendation will put me over the edge.
1/16/08: Received a snail mail letter from UCLA placing me on the waitlist. I'm not a California resident, so I guess I'm not that surprised, but I am disappointed.
1/24:08: E-mail notified me that I was granted $25,000/year at WashU as a Scholar in Law.
1/25/08: Rejected at Harvard in an e-mail. Big surprise.
1/26/08: Rejected from UChicago via snail mail. Was hoping for a waitlist.
2/12/08: Status Checker went to decision at GULC.
2/16/08: Snail mail letter to my perm. address rejecting me at GULC. Wow.
2/25/08: WOOT! A package from USC arrived to my home address...GO TROJANS! FIGHT ON! I'm so excited for the possibility of a cross country move...
2/26/08: Letter from Vanderbilt offering me Dean's Scholarship of $15k a year. Will not be going to Vanderbilt.
2/28/08: Waitlisted at UMich. Will not be staying on.
3/04/08: I think this was the day that my status checker went to Decision. A letter was sent to my permanent address and arrived sometime around the 13th of March. Surprised that I was outright rejected...
3/29/08: No news. Still waiting on answers from Penn and Cornell after being deferred...not holding out much hope. I've updated my choice #'s to reflect the changes in my cycle.
4/1/08: I put down a deposit at WashU just to hold my seat and scholarship...but I'm very strongly leaning towards USC. I'll be visiting for the ASD in mid-April so after that I will have a clearer picture...but I really don't see myself turning down USC/L.A. for WashU/St. Louis. In other news, I am still waiting for Cornell and Penn to make their decisions. Not much hope, I know, but...a guy can dream, right?
4/07/08: Dreams are crushed. Letter from UPenn to my home address rejecting me. It was a pretty nice rejection letter...but c'mon Penn, not even a waitlist after I applied Early Decision? :(
4/15/08: Cornell, where you at?
4/16/08: There you are! I am on "Reserve" at Cornell...which is different than waitlist... it is kind of like a priority waitlist?
7/3/08: Called Cornell today to check up on my "Reserve" status. I have been put on an official waitlist...and will not be staying on.
FIGHT ON, TROJANS!