Miami said they placed me in a hold category. Ahhhh, I'm falling into limbo. It came in a standard white envelope with one piece of paper in it.
I've never been the nervous type, but I get more nervous with each passing day.
LSDAS sucks. I probably blew my chances at a few law schools simply because they don't transmit the supplemental forms with the regular application even though you can fill them out online. The law school application process is frustrating.
I'm starting to get really worried. I got waitlisted at Hofstra. The news came in a slightly stuffed standard white envelope.
I waited too long to apply. I don't think I will get into any of my top 15 choices.
3/8 -- I saw online that Ohio State reached a decision today. I don't know what it is yet, but I think I have an idea. They came to a decision a little too quickly. My heart is in my throat.
3/12 -- I came back from Spring Break to find a nice surprise. I got into law school. I got an acceptance letter from William Mitchell. It came in a large white envelope. However, I also came back to find a letter from DePaul. They rejected me (standard white envelope). Screw you DePaul. This Jew doesn't want to further your gentile tradition anyway.
I'm really relieved to know I got in somewhere.
3/13 -- My previous fear was confirmed today. I got rejected at Ohio State. The response came in a standard white envelope.
3/20 -- After a week of not hearing anything, I got two letters today. I got a rejection from Maryland in a standard white envelope and an acceptance from Franklin Pierce Law Center in a stuffed standard white envelope.
3/22 -- I have not been officially rejected by Minnesota yet, but I realized that I told Minnesota that I really want to go to Georgetown in my personal statement. I'll be receiving my rejection soon.
3/23 -- I got into Syracuse!!! I am overjoyed. Big 9x12 envelope. I'm so excited...and I just can't hide it. I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want to.
3/24 -- I lost just about all hope of going to school in my hometown of Washington, D.C. today. I got rejections letters from both American and George Mason. They both came in thin standard white envelopes. I knew as soon as they came.
3/25 -- Another rejection today. This time it was from Pitt. That's a bummer because I have a friend going there. It came in a thin standard white envelope. I'm noticing a trend of rejection forming...
3/29 -- Holy crap. I can't believe it. I only sent an application to William and Mary because it was in-state. I mean I never thought I had a chance. I never thought they would do anything except reject me. Some how, some way, I managed to get waitlisted. I'm in awe. I mean wow. I don't think I have a chance against the other people on the waitlist, but I still feel like it's an honor. The news came in a slightly stuffed standard white envelope. I also officially withdrew today from Franklin Pierce and William Mitchell.
3/30 -- I got rejected today from Northeastern. The news came in a standard white envelope. The letter was nice.
4/3 -- I got two letters today. They both came in standard white envelopes. The first one was a rejection from Emory, and the second one was a letter from Case Western informing me that I have fallen into the infamous "hold" category. I'm really disappointed about Case. I really wanted to go there. I'm not sure how many people they take off of hold.
You know something? There's something vastly unfulfilling about an empty mailbox these days...
4/5 -- I got an e-mail inviting me to New York Law School's open house for admitted students. I haven't received anything in the mail from them yet, so hopefully this message is a good indication of what is to come.
4/6 -- I still haven't received a letter in the mail, but I called NYLS this morning and learned that I have indeed been accepted.
4/7 -- It's official. I finally received my acceptance letter from NYLS. It came in a stuffed standard envelope. I am perplexed that I have received absolutely no scholarship money from anywhere.
I think that most of these law schools are done reviewing our applications but are only holding them until they know for sure that they have filled their classes with the students to which they have already mailed acceptances.
Ok, so I may have control issues. I skipped class today solely so that I could check my mail. Not knowing what I will be doing after graduation is really starting to mess with my head. I need to get responses so I can regain control over my life.
4/10 -- Since I skipped class to wait for my mail, I was rewarded with a very generic rejection letter from Minnesota. See above for why it came so quickly.
4/13 - I decided to withdraw from Syracuse today. I called them about reconsidering me for a scholarship, but they declined to do so. This fact coupled with the pressure to send in a deposit by April 15th propelled me to make this decision. Also, I was waitlisted today by Suffolk. WTF??? They can kiss my ass. The withdrawal notice is in the mail.
4/14 -- I received bad news today. A rejection from Miami in a standard envelope. However, I also received a deferral from Chicago-Kent. I really hope I get in.
4/20 -- I got rejected at GW today. I'm not surprised. Notice came in a standard white envelope.
4/21 -- I really, really, really wanted to go to Temple for their litigation program. I was very disappointed that I wasn't even waitlisted there. The news came in a standard white envelope.
4/24 -- Today's theme was Ohio. I received the fastest rejection letter of all time from Cincinatti today (standard white envelope). I also received my first scholarship offer from the election swing state. Cleveland State University accepted me with a $4,000 per year renewable scholarship. This definitely gives me something to think about, but I'm still leaning toward NYLS. The news came in a standard stuffed white envelope.
In other news, I am considering withdrawing my application from Hofstra. I think that I would be happy at NYLS, and I do not wish to create any unnecessary competition for those applicants who remain on the waiting list and have their hearts set on Hofstra. I will update my profile further if and when I decide to send notice of my withdrawal.
4/25 -- I checked on the Georgia State website and discovered a message that said "Admission not approved." I assume that the rejection letter is in the mail.
When I first began my law school search I was looking well into Tier I since I was scoring out on the LSAT prep tests at 165. After not doing well on the real test, I find that I may not even make it into any Tier II schools. I am severely distressed by this notion. However, I will not let my pride get the best of me. NYLS is a fantastic school, and I even think it is underrated. I am happy to say that I plan on sending my deposit in on Thursday, April 27 via overnight mail.
4/25 -- I received a phone call before class from a Hofstra official telling me they have a spot available for me. I am not sure if I want to go to Hofstra or NYLS now. However, i am still leaning toward NYLS.
4/26 -- Georgia State's rejection letter came today in a thin white envelope. They didn't even take the time to seal the letter properly. As such, the letter was glued to the envelope. Nice touch, GSU. Nice touch.
I also decided to withdraw from Cleveland State today. No offense to anybody at CSU, but I just like NYLS better.
4/27 -- I guess the end of April is the time for responses since I got four of them in the last couple of days. Marquette sent me notice today in a standard envelope that I have been placed on the waiting list. I promptly returned their form informing them I will be withdrawing my application. I also sent my deposit in for NYLS today. It's not completely final yet, but I'm probably going to Manhattan in the fall. Yay!!!
Unless someone can give me some advice about why I should not withdraw from Hofstra, then I will be doing that shortly as well.
4/29 -- I got rejected from UNLV today. The rejection came in a small white envelope. However, I would have chosen NYLS over UNLV anyway, so I didn't really care. It just would have been better for my ego if I had been accepted.
I thought that I would have heard back from more schools by now. I guess I was wrong.
5/3 -- Rejection from Georgetown. I really don't know what took them so long to reject me. The decision came in a small white envelope.
If anyone wants to shoot the breeze with me regarding law school, you can probably find me on www.lawschooldiscussion.org since I am now addicted to that website. I am listed under "zbttoken" at that website as well.
5/5 -- Well, after careful consideration, I decided to send in Hofstra's deposit as well. I will visit both NYLS and Hofstra in two weeks, and I will decide what I will do then. However, I really want to be in the city.
All of my friends are getting scholarships to my favorite schools and turning their offers down. I just want to get into these schools. That's all I'm asking for this summer season. I just want to get in.
It's almost a third of the way through May, and I have yet to receive a final decision from six schools (I am counting WLs as final decisions). All I can say is "Oy."
5/15 -- I got rejected from Cardozo today. This is definitely a devastating blow to me. The news came in a small white envelope.
5/19 -- Waitlisted at Case. They could have informed me sooner. I don't think I'll get in off of the waitlist, but I can hope. The news came in a thin white envelope.
5/30 -- Today is a sad day in the life of zbttoken. I got rejected by both Brooklyn and Wisconsin today. I really wanted to get into Brooklyn. The BLS rejection came in a standard white envelope. I never received a hard copy of my decision from Wisconsin. I called them up to check the status on my application, and they told me they would e-mail me the decision since it had already been reached. The rejection e-mail came two minutes later.
It looks like I will be attending Hofstra University School of Law in Fall 2006. Thank you all for your support.