1/30/07 I just found out I need a Dean's certification for BU. Oops! I guess that explains why my app hasn't gone complete yet. I'm going out of town for 2 weeks in mid-February without e-mail access. I hope that I hear from schools before then--or I'm not going to be much fun on vacation!
2/20/07 I got back from vacation to an NYU reject and a Villanova acceptance. Tonight I plan on dry heaving for several hours. This is for several reasons.
1. I am dying to know what my options are going to end up being--I'm constantly checking my e-mails and status checkers at work, I don't go to happy hours any more (who would check the mail?), and I constantly have to resist the urge to call up the admissions offices in all of these schools.
2. I'm kind of sick--this doesn't have much to do with applying to law schools, but does relate to potential dry heaving.
3. I'm actually going to law school (well somewhere anyways). I'm quitting my job, maybe moving away, leaving all of my friends (half of whom are or will be lawyers before I ever even get to my first class). It's stressful, but I'm super excited to begin my new journey (I am literally the epitome of cheese--if such a thing were possible).
2/22/07 The stress of waiting may actually be killing me. I don't know what I would have done if I applied earlier and had to wait 4+ months.
I'm going to Chicago this weekend to check out Loyola. While I'm upset they cancelled the admitted students portion of the weekend, I am super impressed with how responsive and friendly everyone at the law school has been so far. I'm also planning on attending the reception in DC in March--maybe I'll see some of you there!
2/26 I'm heading back from Chicago today. I was supposed to leave on Sunday afternoon and my flight got canceled. I can't help but get a negative view of this fine city (especially if I get fired from work for not showing up!). I really liked Loyola Chicago though. Our tour guide was really helpful, though he was a PT student, so I'm not sure how much weight I can put in his answers on transitioning from the working world into law school.
2/27 I'm starting to panic. I know I applied kind of late in the cycle, but it's two days away from March. I've been complete for at least six weeks at most of my schools--even longer for some (like GW) where I had to call to find out my status. I feel like I need to know where I got in, so I can finalize my life. I guess there is always financial aid to freak out about after that.
2/28 I'm continuing to panic. Fordham accepted a bunch of people today, and i'm not one of them. I made a mistake on my application, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be the first person with my index number to be rejected. So sad!
3/02 Okay I was preemptively worried. I got into Fordham today via e-mail! I'm so excited. Only five more to go! (Although, I hear USC gives out decisions through May, so I may have a long way to go!)
3/09 So no movement for a week now (and it's getting down to the end of the cycle!). I haven't even gotten my mailed acceptance from Fordham yet. I also haven't gotten anything from G-Dubs--which means one of two things--a waitlist or a rejection. They haven't given out an acceptance in almost three weeks. I will literally be the most shocked person around if I get anything but the above two. UT-Austin--what's up with you? Can you give me a decision? It's been two months. Please!
3/11 Well I got the waitlist decision from GW in the mail this weekend. It was expected, but I'm still disappointed. Any suggestions for supplemental info. to submit for someone who has been out of school for a couple of years?
3/14 I sent a letter of continued interest to GW today. I'm going to a program there next Friday for work, I hope to stop by the Admissions Office and pop in my head to see if they got my letter (I will own the title "squeaky wheel"). We'll see what happens!
3/14 Part II--I just got into BU via phone call! Yay me!
3/17 I came home from St. Patty's day celebrations and found a rejection letter from UT. Luckily, I was extra happy from celebrating my Irish heritage all day--so I wasn't too disappointed (It was like, "Stupid, UT! I didn't want to go there anyways. Texas is dumb!"). On Sunday, when I was in a better state of mind, I realized that I'm definitely disappointed, but not surprised. My numbers are nowhere near where they need to be for an out of stater at UT. I don't even think I'm in the in-state range. I've heard wonderful things about the school though, and definitely would have considered it if I got in.
3/21 Waitlisted at USC--that sucks--I really thought I had a chance at an acceptance. Their waitlist letter says that they have to receive all waitlist decisions by 4/16 , so people who are still waiting should hear soon!
4/16 Heard back from Northwestern--no surprise there, but I can't believe it took them so long. My cycle is done for now, until I hear back from the waitlists.