I understand you are concerned with a full scholarship and a debt free education. However, I feel that you are selling yourself short. I feel that you should apply to some tier one schools, which will be a better financial investment in the long run due to higher salaries and job opportunities. If this is still not an option to you, I feel you have a great chance at a full ride to NKU, as 29% of their accepted applicants receive full rides. On the other hand, most students either receive a full ride or no aid at all. The same situation is at Akron. I know some students who had 159/3.5 receive a full ride plus 10,000 a year for living expenses. Good Luck!
Thanks for the advice! Any practical advice or real life examples always help. Because of your advice I applied to a couple higher tier law schools to see what happens.
Have you tried applying to Baylor? I'm not sure if the fee is still waived, but it used to be. Anyway, I got a full tuition scholarship, and my LSAT wasn't stellar. Good luck!
Do you think I have a shot? I'm well below their 25% LSAT.
We have similar numbers and I just wanted to wish you good luck this cycle.
As to Baylor, I would apply to the summer or spring class. I'm not 100% sure what the $$$ options are like for those classes, but I know their numbers are more relaxed. FWIW, Waco has a very low col and it's pretty close to Austin and San Antonio.
Good luck and let me know if you have TX questions.
Thanks for the luck and advice Anh, good luck this cycle too!
Congratulations on your Widener acceptance. I'm in Wilmington, DE as well so I'm hoping to hear from them soon, this waiting is killing me. Your LSAT score is much better than mine, as well as your higher gpa. So I believe that has a lot to do with why I haven't heard from them yet. Cooley has some nerve though,
Hey, Thanks for your message. I'm anxious to get some big responses, we'll see what develops. It looks like you have a good mix of schools. Good luck on your applications!
Good luck with Nebraska!
Just wanted to say thanks for the congrats. Also wanted to let you know I visited Maryland at their open house, its really an amazing school with a holisitic approach. Since you are from Delaware, I was wondering if you think Maryland holds up just as well as Temple at the large wilmington firms? Thanks again and good luck.
Just wanted to throw out Case Western as a possibilty and let you know its free to apply there!
Thank you! I was ecstatic. Is UF a top choice for you? You applied a lot of places! Let me know when you find out! Good luck!
on NKU - but that sucks about the money! Maybe it will come later?
I've never heard about a scholarship "waiting list" but you have to be right that you'll get it once people withdraw.
Have you thought about Creighton? They just gave jimmycricket a full scholarship and you are very similar numbers wise.
is my current choice. If I get accepted to MU or KU then I will likely go there instead. Thanks for the compliment; I am sure your cycle will continue to success. Make sure to consider scholarships with a grain of salt.
They are hard to keep.
I still don't really know at this point. I guess I'm leaning towards Creighton or Mich St. But the offer from Tulsa is still very tempting, and then I'm still waiting to hear from my alma mater SIU.
Hey, thanks for the post! Congratulations are in order for you as well. Three out of four is awesome and I guarantee you'll be getting a bunch more.
Congrats! Scholarship waitinglist huh? I was thinking about applying to Valpo tonight since I just got a fee waiver in the mail...and because of their scholarships. Maybe I'll still try anyway.
on Toledo! That's great news.
Sorry to hear about Akron though - wow them with a great LOCI and anything additional you can submit and I'm sure you'll be in with a scholarship in no time!
I'm really sorry to hear about Stetson. I'd call them and ask what's going on. Maybe they have a petition process? Or maybe it was a gross clerical error?
Regardless, I'm really sorry but don't get discouraged! You still have a lot of schools pending! It'll all work out.
Hang in there.
on Tech! That scholarship is great and a nice way to come off the bad Stetson news. What gives with that? Did you call and get any information from them?
I hear you on the deposit deadlines. I just hope the right choice becomes blindingly clear in the next 2 weeks, though I think I'd lose a deposit to go to one of my top choices off a waitlist. You?
on the Stetson interview - I have my fingers crossed for you. I'm sure it's some kind of misunderstanding and that things will work out. I'm anxious to hear what they say - the whole thing seems off.
Oh, and thanks for the congrats via KY!
Sorry about UGA, how did they inform you? Online/mail
Hey, congrats on your other acceptances but I'm wondering to myself how in the heck Stetson said no to you with those numbers and your other info. It seems like you have everything going in your favor. What all did they talk to you about in your phone interview? Sorry to ask about Stetson but it is my first choice and I'm curious. Was the interview something you requested or did they call to talk to you? You have some pretty good offers elsewhere though and I know with the numbers you have you will be getting more good news before the cycle is over. Good luck in the decision process.
I am not sure why this site posted up my message 3 times on your comment wall, so my apologies for that.
Hey, dosen't look like you hae a profile so I'll just post here. I sent an email to Stetson asking why I was rejected, I wanted to find out in case there was something wrong on my application that caused this. They set me up with a phone interview, which had to be done a specific time. However, when I called the lady I was supposed to interview with just had voice mail. I received a call back from her about two days later apologizing. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth about Stetson. It was my #1 choice too because I felt I was a good candidate for a scholarship and it is a tier 2 school. The rejection totally blew me away. All of their corespodance has been impersonal, while other schools I have contacted are much more cordial and nice. It was very disappointing but after dealing with them for about a week through email and phone I feel like going there would have been a mistake anyway. Although, I was really hoping to move to sunny florida for a few years! If I were you I would reconsider Stetson and try to get into UF or Florida State.
I'm so sorry to hear about Stetson and all their drama! It's totally their loss, though I know you were really expecting big things from them.
That's great that you got to tour/sit in class at Villanova. I've yet to tour any schools and I'm not 100% sure I will. I hope Temple does give you in-state as that would be a great opportunity for you!
Keep us posted and don't worry - you've still got many great acceptances coming your way!
on 2 more acceptances! You're really racking them up!
I'd love to visit KY but their ASD is only for a Saturday morning and I'm not really sure it'd be worth going for. I plan to buy a condo and I'd need to go out there in May/June to do that anyway. It's not completely out of the question though.
with Villanova? After you visited and everything? I think that the wl completely sucks and is totally undeserved. Are you going to pursue it?
and get that NKU scholarship. That's awesome!
Villanova is beautiful and I considered applying there but I read a bit more about the school and their policies and just knew I couldn't handle it. Last summer I wanted to be in Philly more than anything (at Penn - my practice lsats made me think I might stand a chance... not so much on the real thing) because I think it's such a great area. I have family there and several friends are in a band up there and I love the Philly music scene but alas...
Lubbock is flat and dusty, but very much centered around the school. The liquor scene (if you are into it) is interesting... but several fun wineries in the area to tour/sample!
At the moment, I'm planning on KY, but with so many schools outstanding that could change. I just hope we hear soon...
that message was from me!
Wow...your numbers are better than mine...Yeah Stetson is being RIDICULOUS....who knows what they are doing...I think they got cocky because they are finally ranked...Good luck though!
Yeah I read that...Stetson has been so impersonal, I mean I didn't want to go there but I thought I'd apply because i THOUGHT id have a chance...my first choice is tulane and my decision was mailed thursday so im still praying and waiting :) where do you think your leaning towards going?
Okay so wait... Delaware is not considered a rural area? I thought the whole state was rural! :)
I don't have a myspace - I some how have managed to avoid that whole twitter/myspace/facebook thing. I looked up your page though - very funny. We have some similar interests in books and music but otherwise I think our pages would be very different! :)
You're right though - it's weird how you get to know someone through a site like this and I find myself really rooting for people and feeling really sad when things don't work out.
Sorry to hear about UMD and St. Johns. UMD seems hard to break into with a 15X without residency. It's a beautiful school though. Maybe you'll get good news from Temple soon!
Thanks for the geography lesson! I didn't know that Wilmington was a)so close to Philly and b)considered so urban!
I got the stuff from Rutgers too - it makes a lot of sense for you since you have a reason to stay in the area. And hey, you might get that cool t-shirt! :) Applying this late is totally masochistic - why are you dragging this miserable process out? :) I hope you hear soon.
I did go to school in my hometown - I'm from Dallas, TX, and did my undergrad at SMU and my grad at the University of Texas at Dallas. I'm SO ready to leave for a while. It's a fun city with nice suburban areas though.
So... Tech? It's REAL rural... have you ever been there? I admire you committment to live there for three years! My best friend did med school out there and if you need any housing advice, etc. just tell me and I'll hook you up. She's finishing up her last two years in El Paso, now. I liked where she lived - it was away from the school, but not far. It was close to a grocery store, some drive-throughs, etc. The Llano Estacado winery is a fun tour (it's about 30ish minutes from the school) and they make a decent white.
I'm still going to avoid myspace for now, I think. I'm sure it's great fun, but I don't need another distraction. We'll have to stay in touch regardless. I'll be dying to know how you like Lubbock, for one thing. :) Go Raiders!
Did you get something in the mail from Toledo or E-mail? How did you get notified?
Well, I really like Penn State. They're both the same in prestige and cost, although some speculate that PSU will be a top 40 in the next 10-15 years.
From an academic standpoint: I'm looking into possibly a joint degree in International Law/Affairs and Villanova doesn't offer what I'm looking for.
And University Park can offer me what I never had at a small school...Villanova's campus is much more isolated and tranquil. I guess it's all about what you're looking for.
I have until June to put a dep. down at Villanova, but I think I'll be WD long before that.