Definitely already ready for this process to be over. Hopefully everything will go well. I wish everyone well with all their applications.
I got way too many fee waivers to name...but I barely used any of them. $12 for law school reports adds up even if the application is free.
All waivers here are merit based. Michigan and Cornell sent by mail. Campbell by e-mail. George Mason and Washington and Lee were hidden on LSAC. I never received anything from either school. EDIT: I did finally get a package from W&L right before Thanksgiving.
11/14/06- I got my first acceptance today and I am so excited!!!
Just received fee waivers from WUSTL and Emory over Thanksgiving and decided to send those out last minute.
12/21/06- Just got an acceptance letter from Washington and Lee. I'm really suprised because it was a very quick turn around. Still anxious to hear from some more schools though.
1/1/07- I was out of town for Chrismas break and came home to an acceptance from Howard along with a $20,000/yr merit based scholarship. Down side, I have to maintain a certain GPA to keep it. But it's a great option because it is basically full tuition (tuition this year is $19,800)
1/5/07- Phone call to Cornell verifying I was complete. Not sure exactly when I went complete though. They mistyped my e-mail address and were not able to get in contact with me. I hope I went complete before Christmas.
1/10/07- Status checker changed to decision at Michigan.
1/13/07- Received $15,000/yr renewable Honor Scholarship from W&L. I have to maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep it. The scholarship would probably knock out only about half of my tuition but it's another great option...especially considering it's a top 25 law school.
On a side note I have learned that sending out apps early in the application cycle in no way means that you will be hearing back anytime soon from any school. Waiting sucks...especially when it's creeping up on 15 weeks (thanks UVA...I hope they didn't forget that I applied).
1/16/07-Received acceptance letter today from Emory.
1/19/07-Rejection letter from Michigan.
Well it has been 10+ weeks of waiting at every school I have applied to (with the exception of UNC, WUSTL, and Cornell) and I must say that I really am just beyond over this whole process. Considering the fact that I sent my apps off very early in the process, the fact that I still have 8 pending apps is driving me insane. I really would just rather know at this point so I can stop being so obsessed with my mail and e-mail. But unfortunately, I think I'm in this one for the long haul. (No news is GOOD news though).
2/3/07- Acceptance letter from Carolina
2/9/07- Wailisted at Duke via e-mail
Still haven't heard anything from UVA and it's making me nervous...it's been almost 5 months.
2/14/07-Scholarship amount listed for Campbell is an estimate...received a full tuition scholarship.
2/20/07-Accepted at WVU via phone call.
2/28/07- Looks like I'm going into March still waiting on 6 decisions. I'm so frustrated and disheartened with this whole process right now.
3/1/07- Status checker finally updated to decision mailed at UVA. I really have no idea what to expect. Whatever the decision I'm just happy that the long wait is finally over for me.
3/1/07- Received a letter today from UVA placing me on the general waitlist.
3/11/07- I was out of town and came home to a rejection from GWU and a waitlist from GMU.
And I visited Howard this weekend...not really impressed. I'm so lost as to what to do right now.
3/12/07-Seriously considering taking a year off and trying again next year. I think the fact that I was only 20 when I applied or my lack of post u-grad work experience or that I went to a crappy u-grad may have contributed to some of my decisions. The idea of doing this all over again (especially studying for the LSAT) makes me so depressed though. I don't know what to do.
3/13/07- So my boyfriend and I had a bet about how many schools I would get into. He said 11, I said 9. Clearly we were both wrong (but I still won). LOL. I'm prob not gonna make him pay on the bet though cuz I'm sure I have driven him near insanity during this whole process.
Now the issue is deciding where to go with so little time to make a decision. I wonder if schools ever give extensions on seat deposits???
3/14/07-Got a letter today from Howard stating that in order for me to keep my scholarship I would have to stay in the top 5% of my class. Needless to say I am hardly considering taking it anymore. I really think I'm just going to try again next cycle. None of the schools I have been accpeted are really for me.
Note: For some reason everyone now thinks I'm worried about my age. I'm not in the least and actually really excited to have been given such an opportunity this early in my life. I'm actually not worried about anything, just deciding what I'm going to do next year and really excited that I have the opportunity to be in control of what I do. You guys give me advice like I'm in need of some serious counseling...LOL. But thanks for all the input. Right now I'm just making a personal decision based on no one or nothing else but me.
3/19/07-Received phone call from GMU congratulating me on my acceptance. Wonder why they wailisted me just a week ago. Anywho I guess they never got my withdrawal. I think I'll consider them.
3/20/07-Well I think I am going to pay my deposit at W&L. I already started prepping for the LSAT and plan to re-take in June. I've been very happy with the PT scores I've been getting so hopefully I'll be re-applying next cycle. If for some strange reason I bomb the test, I'm thinking I'll be at W&L (but I'm not going to bomb...prayerfully). Just trying to keep all my options open.
Received an e-mail today from Emory offering me a $54,000 scholarship.
3/23/07-Went to decision at Cornell
3/24/07-Received a letter from Cornell placing me on reserve.
3/30/07-Well I'm probably not going to pay the seat deposit at W&L next week. If I pay one anywhere, it will be Emory even though I'm not that fond of ATL. But I've already basically decided that I'll probably be taking this year off pending the June LSAT. It's such a relief to have made a decision. Good luck to everybody...and stay posted for any new updates.
Received an e-mail from WUSTL placing me on the waitlist and also stating that they accepted too many people this cycle and don't plan on taking any people off the waitlist this year...I honestly don't care.
4/3/07-Received an e-mail from UNC awarding $3,000/academic year. Even though I do get in-state tuition, I am not feeling this offer and will be withdrawing in the very near future.
4/4/07-Patiently waiting on my Penn rejection (even though they said I would have it by April 1) so that I can focus on re-marketing myself for next year's cycle (and graduating!!!!)
4/11/07- Finally got my rejection letter from Penn...it sure took long enough. Now I can finally say my cycle is over...thank God. I don't really care about waitlists. What a relief!!!!
4/12/07- Decided to drop my deposit at Emory tomorrow as opposed to UNC. $250 is a lot of money for me. Oh well. And I'm really anxious to get the June LSAT over with.
I'm trying to find something REALLY exciting to do in my year off. If anybody has any suggestions I'm def open. I need some ideas (especially since it's so late).