6/27 - I received my LSAT score on Friday and I'm really excited at the prospect of being accepted to an evening program. I don't yet have my LSDAS GPA, but it won't be higher than a 2.3. I think that I have a good shot at Akron or Cleveland, but CWRU is probably a stretch.
7/13 - LSDAS GPA 2.27. I have three letters of recommendation coming in. After looking at the numbers on LSN for all three schools I'm unsure of what to expect besides maybe a good laugh from admissions.
9/4 - Unfortunately, I missed my goal of having everything ready for the 9/1 application releases. In some ways, the personal statement is worse than the LSAT.
9/9 - The first of my three applications has gone out! Judging by LSN, I have a long wait ahead of me. Any other Akron hopefuls out there?
9/13 - I attended the Cleveland State Super Saturday event this weekend and applied to CSU this early morning. At the event I had an opportunity to ask a director in admissions about the school's attitude toward splitters (note my pathetic GPA to the left) and was pleasantly surprised when I was told to apply as soon as possible and notify them in email when it was complete so that they could set my application aside and review it. Maybe they were just being nice.
9/26 - CWRU has been sent. They were the only school to ask for approximate class rank. I wonder if the reviewers will laugh when they see that I wrote bottom 6%.
That's it for this cycle. I pledged to give this a shot before I turned 30 and I just made it. I had no idea how long this process would be when I began studying last Summer. I now have yet another big wait before I see if any of this has paid off. Good luck to the rest of you if anyone reads this!
10/27 - In at Akron via Status Checker! For many this would be a safety school, but for me it's an opportunity to become an attorney. I thought that I had removed all possibility of law school with a 2.2 GPA.
1/27 - Accepted to Case via E-mail after a phone interview yesterday. I'm a little surprised, but very pleased.
2/24 - My 30th birthday awarded with a $14,000/year scholarship to Akron PT. This is incredible news! It's very close to a full ride.
2/25 - Withdrew from Case. I was not offered a scholarship and there is no part-time program. If I were independently wealthy then I would be attending Case, but it would be a huge risk to take on that kind of debt and throw away my current income. I hope my withdrawal helps someone that is on a waitlist.
3/30 - Admitted to Cleveland-Marshall via letter with $12,000/year scholarship. I am suddenly relieved of months of tension. My cycle is over and I'm 3 for 3.
4/14 - I sent in my seat deposit to Cleveland-Marshall and withdrew from Akron. The general consensus seems to be if I want to find a job in Cleveland then CSU is the best choice between the two schools. I also prefer the better odds of keeping my scholarship.