16YearWait (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted A Type: RA $31,200 Sent: 10/13/18 Rec: 10/14/18 Comp: 10/15/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/19 Upd: 3 years
University of Pittsburgh F Accepted W Type: RA $17,000 Sent: 10/08/18 Rec: 10/09/18 Comp: 10/11/18 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/18 Upd: 3 years
Syracuse University F Accepted W Type: RA $13,000 Sent: 10/07/18 Rec: 10/07/18 Comp: 10/24/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/19 Upd: 3 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 10/04/18 Rec: 10/05/18 Comp: 10/05/18 Inter: -- Dec: 11/30/18 Upd: 3 years
University of Wisconsin Madison WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/06/18 Rec: 10/07/18 Comp: 10/10/18 Inter: -- Dec: 05/23/19 Upd: 3 years
Drexel University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/04/18 Rec: 10/05/18 Comp: 10/09/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/02/19 Upd: 3 years
American University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/18 Rec: 10/08/18 Comp: 10/11/18 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/19 Upd: 3 years
Northwestern University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/05/18 Rec: 10/09/18 Comp: 12/20/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/19 Upd: 3 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/03/18 Rec: 12/03/18 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/19 Upd: 3 years
University of California Davis F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/17/18 Rec: 10/18/18 Comp: 10/26/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/19 Upd: 3 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/05/18 Rec: 10/06/18 Comp: 10/10/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/05/19 Upd: 3 years
University of Iowa F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/06/18 Rec: 10/08/18 Comp: 10/08/18 Inter: -- Dec: 12/28/18 Upd: 3 years
Marquette University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/04/18 Rec: 10/05/18 Comp: 10/10/18 Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/18 Upd: 3 years
DePaul University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/10/17 Rec: 12/10/17 Comp: 01/03/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/18 Upd: 4 years
#6 George Washington University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/18/17 Rec: 12/19/17 Comp: 12/26/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/18 Upd: 4 years
#1 Indiana University Bloomington F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/14/17 Rec: 12/15/17 Comp: 12/27/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/18 Upd: 4 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 153
  • LSAT 2: 147
  • LSAT 3: 153
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.28
  • Degree GPA: 2.35
  • School Type: Bowling Green State University
  • Major: Creative Writing

Demographic Information

  • City: Philadelphia
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: African-American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Not much unfortunately. Was Events Chair for LGBT organization at school.

Additional info & updates

Undergrad GPA is so low because of medical issue.

Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University in 2007. Working as paralegal in Immigration law since 2007.

LSAT prep for December 2017:
++Self study.
++PowerScore course in October and November.

So....second LSAT did not go the way I expected at all. I should have taken it much earlier (at least six months before the December test). Won't submit my 8 remaining apps. Expecting denials across the board for the 9 that are pending. Will retake in September and try again next cycle.

Updates 01/25/19:
Penn State is University Park, not Dickinson.

First acceptance: Chicago-Kent on 11/30/18. Will always be the first law school that ever accepted me.

$$$ amounts are per year.

Updates 03/30/19:

Scholarship $ at Penn State is a state resident grant, scholarship, and need-based grant.
Scholarship $ at Pitt is a scholarship and grant.
Waitlisted at American, declined it.

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Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

Haven't gotten LSDAS GPA yet, but had to put something there. First LSAT score is from 2005.

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

Got my LSDAS GPA. I least I think it is. It's different than the GPA on my UG transcript. It's a lot higher than I expected it to be.

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

OK, so my lsat score is 143. I went in not having studied like I needed to at all. Which is the reason that I decided to hold off on applications until the next cycle for 2018 admission. I decided to take lsat anyway (it was already paid for and refund amount was too small to justify). After much thought, decided to take the score. So I know what I have to work with.

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

For Penn State, I will be applying to the University Park campus, not Dickinson in Harrisburg. University Park wasn't on the dropdown list for some reason.

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

For my choice rankings, Michigan and Indiana are tied for my top choice, with Pitt right behind them.

Friday, June 23 2017 at 10:31 AM

I received my bachelors and masters both from BGSU. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2007. I have only taken the LSAT once, but am planning to take it again this fall. I am a terrible test taker, but am determined to mprove my score! Good luck to you!

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

Hi, jmsommers. Good to see another BG falcon here. Good luck to you too!

Monday, August 28 2017 at 06:07 PM

Are you going to apply to Spring start at any Law schools? I saw a few School that would probably accept you. I've seen them accept lower GPA's

Indiana Law rejection
Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

So....I got the Indiana Law denial yesterday. Didn't even react, didn't even hurt really because I knew it was coming. Been prepping myself for it for a month. But they're still at top of my list. Will reapply next cycle. Indie can't get rid of me that easy! :)

Cycle over
Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

Waitlisted at 4, withdrew from all. I will reapply to most of the schools I applied to this cycle, plus the ones that I didn't because the December LSAT score was too low. Congrats to everyone this cycle who got into their schools! For those who didn't, good luck next cycle!

Fellow long waiter
Tuesday, January 22 2019 at 02:23 AM

Hi there! Congrats on giving this a go after graduating from undergrad so long ago. I'm in the same boat as you. I also have a low UG GPA. I didn't do well my first go around on the LSAT in January, but have been scoring between 167 and 171 in my PTs. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in wanting to go to law school later in life. Best of luck to you.

Pitt Law
Monday, January 28 2019 at 12:14 PM

Hi, is your offer for Pitt law the $17,000 for the 3 years or for every year?

Pitt Law
Monday, January 28 2019 at 12:14 PM

Hi, is your offer for Pitt law the $17,000 for the 3 years or for every year?

Saturday, July 23 2016 at 09:12 AM

The Pitt Law offer is $17,000 per year (so $51,000 total).