09/2019: Unsolicited fee waivers from Cornell, Penn, Vanderbilt, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame, WashU, Emory, UF; Emails from HLS for online and information sessions; Unsolicited snail mail from Michigan Dean including handwritten note encouraging applying
10/2019: Unsolicited snail mail from HLS + HLS affinity groups (including handwritten note from a student) encouraging applying
11/2019 Boston College unsolicited fee waiver; Northwestern solicited fee waiver; LSAT retake
12/2019: LSAT score release (158 -> 161); Overall increase 11 points from first take
01/2020: Unsolicited CLS fee waiver, email from the Dean, and snail mail from affinity groups encouraging applying; New Years email from KJ reminding to apply; UVA solicited fee waiver (Requested one from Georgetown and was denied)
02/2020: Got nervous after Penn ED2 and UF dong and submitted last minute applications Duke, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, WashU, Georgetown, UM and FSU (Blanketing most of the T20s and adding more in-state options); Figured the wider the net, the better! Trying to stay positive and not let all the waiting go to my head - harder said than done!
03/19/20: Decided to add another academic LOR and send my GRE scores (high Verbal and perfect Writing score, but low Quant) to all pending schools in an effort to boost my application. LOR writer has written me very strong ones in the past and can attest to my intellectual promise and the academic rigor of my undergraduate program, which will help offset my low GPA. Figured I would give it all I could at this point in the cycle. Fingers crossed!
01/13: Northwestern Kira Invite, Completed on 01/23 - felt like I did really well on it and represented myself and personality genuinely! Fingers crossed!
01/30: Penn ED2 Dong; Was anticipating a waitlist considering the strength of my soft factors, very compelling Why Penn statement and the fact that I have a sibling currently attending, but knew that they're more traditional in their admissions process. Pretty difficult loss, but guess it wasn't meant to be!
02/18: UF Dong; Applied last year with a much lower LSAT score and was waitlisted, so it came as a surprise and major loss. Received emails all year encouraging applying as well. Was counting on UF to be my in-state option. Guess it wasn't mean't to be!
02/20: Cornell Dong; Since I was UR2 two weeks ago, was expecting a Kira invite or a dong, so it wasn't unsurprising.
2/21: Yale Dong; Totally expected, but still stings. Hope they enjoyed my Y250! Glad I shot my shot!
02/24: Michigan Dong; One of my personal favorites. Guess it wasn't meant to be!
02/26: USC Dong; Applied last year and was donged too. Guess it wasn't mean't to be!
Fingers crossed that my luck changes soon!
02/27: Harvard Dong; Absolutely expected, but still was holding onto hope for a JS1. Glad I shot my shot and hope they enjoyed my application!
03/04: UCLA Dong; Had a feeing it was coming. Applied last cycle with a much lower LSAT score and was donged as well. Guess it wasn't meant to be?
- Starting to lose a bit of hope as the dongs keep coming. Fingers crossed my luck changes soon! -
03/12: Accepted to UM; Finally broke the dong streak! Expected given my stats, but still very exciting given the fact I was waitlisted last year!
03/25: Chicago Dong. Very much expected, but stings deeply. They were my top choice and I felt as though they were a perfect fit, if they were willing to take a chance on me. Hope they enjoyed my application!
03/30: CLS & Berkeley Dong; Expected, but still hurts. Thought CLS would be a nice fit for me, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Hope they enjoyed my application!
04/01: Donged at GULC; Hoped for an interview, but I guess it wasnt meant to be.