Received a Christmas card from Seattle University :)
LSAC is irritating me. My recommender mailed her LOR the first week of December, never showed up. Then she faxed it last week and instead of emailing that there was an issue they were going to "mail it back to her" this week. She faxed it yesterday and it processed this morning. If I would have known about faxing before I would have had them all do it in the first place. SOOO much faster
I got a really interesting email from UDenver describing their Int'l Law program so I applied even though they didn't give me a fee waiver - I hope it wasn't a waste of 72 dollars.
FINALLY Gonzaga requested my report. YAY :)
My first complete at University of Tennessee, wahhoooo :). I expected it to be Vanderbilt because they seemed like the school totally in control of applications, but I was pleasantly surprised to see other schools haven't given up on me ;).
On a silly note I totally had a dream I went to Gonzaga last night and attended some classes. HAHA Maybe its a sign from God? I doubt it, but I sure was confused when I woke up :).
I called all the schools that hadn't emailed that I was complete and I'm complete at all schools they are just waiting for my hard copy. So unless I get another update I am just putting complete for today.
OMG came home and checked the mail and I had a letter from UT saying CONGRATULATIONS and a nice handwritten note from the director of admissions saying they "look forward to seeing me next fall". I can't believe it, I was pretty much freaking out. So no matter what happens from here on out I AM GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!! Scholarship info will come later and it was in a small white envelope. :)
- Just noticed, my accept letter was dated 01-11-07, the same day they notified me that I was complete.
I'm calling tomorrow to withdraw my UDenver app. I didn't mail the app fee due to a medical expense and I called to withdraw earlier this week but the girl told me just to send an email and they'd probably give me a fee waiver. So I carefully constructed a letter explaining the situation and got back an obviously "copy-pasted" response to send in proof of my financial need such as tax documents. WTF? So yea, so much for their international law program.
Another letter from UT, I was HOPING it'd say "Brittany, we love you, have a full ride scholarship on us." And I'd say "I'd love to UTK, you're awesome. Let me buy you a smirnoff green apple." Instead it said "Our faculty is great, come visit us." Oh well...There's supposed to be more corespondence later.
Received an email from ASU. My app is complete and I should hear from them before May (yuck). Hopefully their turnaround is better than that! Later in the afternoon I got an email from Ave Maria saying the same thing.
Complete at Gonzaga via e-mail. AHHHHH :)
6:00 PM: And at UNLV via snail mail dated 01/19/07
AND Seattle via status checker. GEEZ!! :)
To ease the mind of future SU status checkers, it updated today, but shows app received 01/08 and complete 01/16. I wouldn't rely too heavily on it until it said decision mailed.
And we're on a roll, I have CHOICES!!! Accepted via email from Ave Maria :). I should get the real letter soon, they mailed it yesterday. wahhoooo
AND complete at vanderbilt via e-mail.
So due to the constant excitement around GWU I decided that maybe I'll apply just for the heck of it. It was my original list, but I thought their rejection letter would make me too sad, since I would really REALLY want to go there. I checked the GWU website, saw the 80 dollar APP fee, and changed my mind. I can spend 80 dollars on more usefull things than a letter that will just make me cry. lol. In other news, all I got in the mail today was a power bill. EW.
So Sundays used to be my favorite day of the week (Yes, I'm a Christian - Yay Jesus lol). Now I HATE it!!! Its just a day of SILENCE on the law school front. haha - I'm a mess.
Oh my goodness gracious goodness. I opened up my Ave Maria packet of acceptance and the first thing I saw was "25,000" Holy crap. So 25K per year all three years contingent on a 3.0 (Kinda high...I'll have to see what their curve is) AND the ability to interview for the St. Thomas More full ride scholarship if I go to one of their ASW's. I'm in shock. I said I expected SOMETHING, I didn't expect this much. Also got a postcard from Seattle dated 01-16 confirming they have all parts of my app.
Applied to Lewis and Clark in Oregon because they sent me some very interesting info and fee waiver. Then I saw the city on HGTV last night and decided it was beautiful, and I wanted to live there. LOL
I'm going nuts here. I've been trying really hard to be patient but it's not working very well LOL. My acceptances came 10 days apart last time, we're going on like 12 or something now (I forget and don't have a calender around). This is ridiculous, someone else show me some love! I did get an Email from UT saying that the "business letter" has been delayed again and is being mailed out Friday. They posted it on the general admitted students site and it's just boring info I already knew. I'm HOPING HOPING HOPING that it's delayed for scholarship offers. I really need to know if they are giving me one because I would really like to live in Knoxville...but not for 130K of debt.
....I said "really" a lot...can you tell I'm a stress case. GEEZ this is embarassing.
My new mantra is a watched pot never boils. I got my Ave Maria acceptance after I gave up on hearing anything for awhile. Then I come home today to a huge packet from St. Thomas with 20,000 dollars per year with atleast a 1.25 the first semester and a 2.0 after that. (Dated Feb 5th, postmarked Feb 6th). I don't really know much about the school but as of this month they are accredited so I'll have to think some more about minneapolis. I wish the other schools would respond though!!! BTW I didn't get the cool t-shirt everyone is talking about. I'm pretty bummed about it because it's the only school I applied to that sends stuff like that. I think if I decide to go there I'm going to ask for one lol. ;)
So I checked the mail today (almost had another run in with the mail lady but I'm pretty sure I got back to my apt before she saw me). And there was a package from St Thomas with "congratulations" written along the back in purple marker, with a cute card, a personal note, and MY TSHIRT. They're forgiven for leaving it out of the original letter. LOL The shirt says its a large but it looks more like XXL. It would be pretty cute if it was my size (small - lol i'll look pretty crazy wearing this one). so YAY this makes it less sad that no other school has sent me love for a long time. :)
A bunch of people on/around my complete date got accepted into Gonzaga today...I'm hoping that means good news for my mail box Friday or Saturday. In fact, my bf wants to go there so bad, he's actually agreed to check the mail for me and call me at work to tell me if there is any news tomorrow. (He has refused to feed my addiction until now, making me wait till 5:30 to check the mail every day)
OMG I'm so freakin excited :) Mine and George's choice we agree 100% on accepted me!! With a scholarship that makes their debt competitive to the other schools!! I can't believe it! I'm sure I made a fool of myself at work when he called to tell me, but who cares!! YAY Gonzaga!
I mailed my withdrawal form to Ave Maria this afternoon. My family/friends keep telling me to hold onto all of my acceptances and think about it at the end. I just feel too bad keeping 75,000 dollars at a school I'm 99% sure I will not chose over the others. I hope my withdrawal frees up some scholarship money for someone who really wants to go.
Complete at Lewis and Clark, their status checker says 02/12
So I was fine getting no mail today or tomorrow and then some of my dormant schools became active...time to stress again.
UNLV with almost a full ride...This makes my decision harder than I ever imagined.
Seattle's status checker finally changed. Now that I've pretty much decided I'm going to Gonzaga its not as exciting as I thought. But still cool!!
Still no Seattle letter even though it was supposedly mailed the fifth. I did get a letter from UT from a professor today though. I thought it was a financial aid offer so I was kind of bummed. AND a letter from L&C that was a notice that they are "committed to making a financial aid offer" but I forgot to update my fafsa with their school. I also got a scholarship email from them this morning, but I've heard nothing about being admitted or not. Anyone know what this means? All in all, what I thought was an exciting mail day at the mail box, turned out to be really boring when I got back to my house and opened everything.
Accepted at Seattle. This would have been so much more exciting a month ago, before I heard some bad things about the quality of life at that school. But its nice to have the acceptance letter from the school I've been researching for 2 years now. As soon as I figure out how I'll withdraw my app...(Scholarship: must be in top 25% of class)
PS. Post marked March 7th...Liars.
In at Lewis and Clark but with no money. Apparently they gave out all their money and I would be a candidate for some if they had any left. I could get some in April MAYBE but its not worth the risk. Plus the dual seat deposits of 300 in April and 300 in June don't really work for me. Its sad because its such a gorgeous school. Life goes on I suppose.
Well, I got my financial aid offer from UT...no scholarship for me. Its pretty sad...I liked the idea of living in Knoxville. I feel like I got my first rejection or something... :(
After some discussion with George and more extensive research I've re-ordered my schools. Also, I got a really neat car decal for Seattle University, too bad I'm not going there, cuz it is really nice.
Virtual VULS: Decision Mailed Date: 2007-04-09 00:00:00
First rejection. The letter was a whole 3 sentences. LOL
I graduate in less than a month! How scary!
On a side note: I don't know why the the state of Arizona thinks they are sooo amazing they can send out decisions whenever the heck they feel like it. Seriously, ASU, pick up the pace.
Apparently ASU doesn't like to be rushed. LOL. Rejected today. My cycle is officially over, even though its felt over for awhile.
I've been in Washington for almost two months now. School starts in three weeks! Gonzaga here I come! Looking back now on all the stress caused by the cycle, it just all seems so silly! Checking LSN every day for months didn't make it easier or better, neither did meeting the mail woman at the mail box in multiple embarassing episodes...and now it seems so far away. LOL
If any of you next cycle people are reading this, goodluck, congratulations on your acceptances and dont let the LSAT or LSAC take over your life! The year will be over before you know it, and you'll be wishing you had spent more time relaxing and less time more stressed than you'd been in your entire life! ;)