11/05/07 email from U-W saying file is complete.
11/29/07 email from SU saying they're having trouble with LSDAS getting them their applications, but I will be considered with priority applications. LSDAS says they got everything fixed and sent on the 26th of Nov.
12/15/07 sent application to UNLV because my Dad said he would pay the $50. I don't think I really want to go there, but I'll wait to see how things play out. It is pretty inexpensive and well thought of for how new it is.
12/20/07 email from seattle saying my file was complete on 12/4, which sucks since I sent it sept. 24th, stupid LSDAS. Status checker says "File Complete - Decision Pending"
01/02/08 Absolute heart attack today when I saw a smaller than letter sized envelope from SU in the mail. It was a holiday card, sent 12/19/07. Why don't you people warn me about stuff like that? Tryin' to kill me...
01/07/08 Letter from UNLV dated 01/02 saying file is complete
01/11/08 Email from Temple saying file is complete
01/14/08 Acceptance from UNLV dated 01-10-08 in a ridiculously large envelope for five pieces of paper. L&C would be apauled. Anyway, scholarship 7K renewable if in the top third, and for some reason given in-state tuition, I guess because I graduated from a Nevada high school almost ten years ago.
I'm more excited than I thought I would be even though I have almost no intention of going to UNLV.
01/29/08 Exactly eight weeks since SU went complete (even though they said they would move me up because they had problems getting my file from LSDAS) and they say 6-8 weeks on the website, so status checker best be changin' today.
1/30/08 Status checker for SU changed to "decision mailed" today. Good to know threats still work. It says it was mailed 1-25-08, so I should get it two days ago.
2/4/8 Big packet from Seattle 10K per year conditional president's scholarship. Of course SU tuition minus 10K is still slightly more than UW in-state, but UW holding my application from October to February does not bode well according to their normal patterns from previous LSN years.
On that note, my brother who works for UNLV just sent me a newspaper article wherein they admit that they will be doubling tuition for 09-10 which means even if they double my scholarship, I'm still not getting the deal I thought I was. Washington's my best option by far, so I'm just praying for a waitlist at this point.
02-16-08 In Vegas for the weekend so I took the UNLV tour. It was cool; they let me drive the golf cart.
02-19-08 Got a confirmation from U-W finaid department that they had recieved my application. Is this just because I put their number on my FAFSA?
03-06-08 Email from temple which I'm sure was supposed to come after my acceptance letter, but my mail is getting forwarded and has been taking upwards of two weeks to arrive.
**Later: Big envelope sent 2-25, really nice folder. I'm definantly gonna use that.
03-11-08 Calls for the Gates Scholarship have been switched from the 4th to the 21st on the UW calendar
**Update: No call. Still holding out for UW. They're still the best.
03-25-08 UW at 176 days and counting
03-26-08 Wishing I'd gotten the waitlist email instead of the one I got a few hours later. Kinda excited to finally check that attending box though. If I can still get in on Summer start at SU looks like I start school in two months!!!
06-10-08 Just got an email from UW saying they may have several spots open for the Fall and to contact them if I'm still interested. You'd think after making me wait six months they would have had the sense to put me at the bottom of the waitlist anyway, but aparently they think they're a little cooler than they really are.
I'm thinking not at this point. I'm pretty well set up at SU