I'm finally done with all of my applying, and now it's time for the waiting.
Sent: When I submitted app through LSAC.
Received: When school requests report.
12/29- Accepted at Mizzou. It's one of my safeties, but it's nice to be in somewhere and in-state tuition doesn't hurt.
01/02- Complete at Vanderbilt today, and also received my HawkID today. Finally a place with a status checker to obsess over.
01/08- Complete at Minnesota and Illinois.
01/10- Finally WUSTL requests my LSDAS report. I was starting to worry a little when I saw people who submitted after me had their report requested.
01/19- Complete at SLU. I'm glad to hear anything from one of my school, since it has been awhile. Waiting is no fun.
01/25- Accepted at Iowa. Yay, the first of my target schools. Notified by email at around 5pm, more information to come in a few days.
01/26- In at SLU, notified via snail mail. Acceptance came in a large envelope.
01/31- Called Notre Dame today to confirm that I was complete, so I probably went complete earlier than this but who knows.
02/08- Accepted at UIUC with $15,000/year. Came in a large white envelope. The letter was dated 1/31 so it took a little while to get here.
02/12- Accepted at WUSTL by email. Yay!! The email said I'd be notified about scholarships later.
02/16- Scholarship letter from Mizzou offering me $8,000/year as long as I stay in the top 50%. I'm in-state so that's pretty nice.
02/20- Aw, deferred from Minnesota on my birthday. Not really too big of a deal though. I'll probably just end up withdrawing. For personal reasons I'd rather go to WUSTL and I'm already in there. Plus after a week of really cold weather in St. Louis I'm not sure I'd want to handle the weather in Minnesota.
02/22- Well I'm not a 1843 Scholar Finalist at SLU, but they did give me $22,000/year.
02/28- Received my scholarship award from WUSTL in the mail today. Yay for scholarships. They are giving me $16,000/year. The letter was dated 2/23.
03/05- Rejected from Notre Dame today by mail. There goes my rejection free streak. However, seeing as there was about a 0% chance that I would go there at this point, the rejection doesn't hurt too much. Now all that's left is to be waitlisted or rejected from Vanderbilt.
03/11- I feel like my law school decision got more difficult this weekend. I went up to Illinois for the Admitted Students Day and I was really impressed. Prior to this I was pretty much decided on WUSTL but now I'm conflicted. I was impressed with the faculty and administration I met, and the students were really friendly, helpful, and it seemed like the school had a really nice atmosphere. They had a reception at night, and after that I ended up hanging out with a bunch of current 1Ls and had a great time. I hate decisions, maybe WUSTL's Admitted Students Day will bring me back to their side. Other than that, in the next few days I plan on withdrawing from places I know I won't attend. I've kind of been putting it off.
04/08- Got my waitlist letter from Vandy yesterday, and with that my cycle is over (since I won't be staying on any waitlists). I'm glad to be finished, and have decided to attend Washington University. In the end living in St. Louis pushed it ahead of Illinois.