vivid (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Cornell University graph Waitlisted W 11/13/07 -- 12/11/07 03/19/08 12 years
University of Washington graph Rejected W 11/14/07 11/26/07 12/06/07 03/26/08 12 years
University of Colorado Boulder graph Accepted W $45,000 11/13/07 -- 11/26/07 12/21/07 12 years
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W 11/12/07 11/13/07 11/20/07 03/28/08 12 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 11/11/07 -- 12/03/07 02/07/08 12 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 11/14/07 11/15/07 12/12/07 02/19/08 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Accepted A $51,000 11/13/07 11/20/07 12/07/07 12/15/07 12 years
Vanderbilt University graph Accepted W $75,000 11/14/07 11/15/07 11/26/07 12/12/07 12 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted W 11/14/07 -- 12/05/07 03/19/08 13 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected 11/13/07 -- 11/20/07 02/20/08 13 years

Applicant Information

167
3.8
N/A
liberal arts
double humanities
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
non-URM
Female
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

I hope my information is useful to others, so here are more details now that the cycle is complete.

-Unprestigious undergrad
-A couple extracurriculars, good depth and some leadership
-Non-legal PT work experience while in college
-Optional essays: "Why Michigan?" and "Why Penn?"
-Unconventional 4-page PS for schools that allowed that length (Michigan, Berkeley, Georgetown, Virginia). The rest got a more conventional 2-pager.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

12.06
Received invitation to interview from Georgetown via email. I agreed and my status changed to "Interview" this afternoon.
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12.17
Received acceptance package from Vanderbilt (decision mailed 12.12).

Received acceptance packet from Michigan (status changed 12.15). Acceptance is for the summer class. I applied for "either" but mentioned that I preferred summer.
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1.02
Acceptance packet from CU-Boulder with scholarship (dated 12.21).

Fall transcript processed by LSAC, resulting in a slight GPA bump (to 3.82).
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1.08
Sent Update/LOCI to Virginia. More like a "Why Virginia?".
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1.15
Completed phone interview with Georgetown alumnus.
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1.25
Withdrew from Washington.
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2.11
Received rejection letter from Berkeley at permanent address (dated 2.07). I was not referred to the faculty committee.
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2.17
Withdrew from Colorado.
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2.19
Received waitlist email from Penn. Staying on.
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2.26
Received rejection letter from Georgetown (dated 2.20) after contacting them about the status of my application last week. My status never changed from "Interview."
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3.01
Submitted the Need Access application, completing my end of the financial aid dealio.
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3.03
Received letter from Vanderbilt offering 20K/year Dean's Scholarship (dated 2.26).
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3.11
Received email from Michigan with need-based grant offer. The amount above is a moderate estimate for the three-year aid package.
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Somewhere in here I visited Michigan and had myself a time.
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3.17
Withdrew from UCLA.
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3.21
Sent an additional LOR to Cornell, Penn, and Virginia via LSAC.
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3.23
Received letter from Vanderbilt offering a need-based scholarship on top of the Dean's Scholarship (dated 3.12).
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3.24
Received waitlist letter from UCLA (dated 3.19), despite both Dean Schwartz and the Manager of Admissions Operations responding on 3.17 to my withdrawal email to confirm and to ask about my plans. Sneaky or Sloppy?

Received "reserve" letter from Cornell (dated 3.19, status changed 3.21). Given three weeks to decide whether or not to stay on.
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3.26
Received rejection email from Washington. (Though I withdrew my pending application back on 1.25.)
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3.28
Virginia status changed to "Decision;" received the snail mail about a week later: General Non-Resident Waitlist. Staying on.
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Somewhere in here I visited Vandy and fell in love with Nashville.
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4.09
Got distracted by something shiny and let Cornell's reserve-a-spot-on-the-reserve-list deadline pass without responding.
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4.15
Reluctantly let Vandy's deposit deadline pass.
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5.25
Withdrew from Penn and Virginia waitlists when I moved to Ann Arbor.
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8.04
Received letter from Cornell (dated 6.26--it was redirected in the mail) notifying me that I was placed on the summer waiting list. Apparently I was never taken off the reserve list despite not responding to their request. Officially withdrew via email immediately.

Visitor Comments

  • Hey!
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 09:13 AM

Hey viv! Good luck with all of your aps! I'll be rooting for you! : )

- hkm6315TryingAgain
  • Best of luck
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 01:16 PM

Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you in AA

- MJB4431
  • Michigan
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 04:35 PM

I'll send you some good Michigan vibes too. Good luck!

- S2DNT
  • thank you so much...
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 09:03 PM

this feels awesome, it really does!

- moosedrop
  • vanderbilt!!
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 09:51 AM

viv, that's fantastic!! congratulations!!

- moosedrop
  • vandy
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 12:04 PM

congrats on vanderbilt. its good to see someone with similar numbers get in. best of luck with the rest of your cycle

- yourmom
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 03:39 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • CONGRATS
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 03:43 PM

here's a little e-pinch! you're not dreaming: you're rocking the cycle :)

- papercranes
  • wow
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 07:09 PM

Michigan! Michigan! Michigan! Way to go viv.

- yourdad
  • Congrats on U Mich!
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 11:22 AM

Will you be attending?

- anj
  • similar schools...
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 10:12 PM

Congrats on Michigan and $ at Colorado. I am a CO resident (!) and haven't heard a thing yet from CU. Nothing from Michigan either. Bum.

- mlrosendahl
  • Michigan ASW?
  • Monday, February 18 2008 at 09:12 AM

Maybe i'll see you there... just received my decision this week :)

- anj
  • congrats!!
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 10:06 PM

on michigan! sorry to hear that about gtown.. good luck with the rest!

- gravity
  • I feel better
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 09:14 AM

knowing that everyone else who went to decision at Cornell same time as me has sick stats. Congrats on the UMich acceptance btw!

- bezzin
  • congrats
  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 11:14 AM

looks like that all worked out for you. you\'ll like michigan. good luck this summer.

- oblio84
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  • Tuesday, August 05 2008 at 08:40 PM

that sucks about georgetown, virginia, cornell, and penn. michigan is basically just as good though! awesome! congrats! i\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m applying next year and am hoping for cornell, michigan, or penn myself! :)

- congrats

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