12-24-05 - WOO-HOO! Accepted into Seton Hall. I hope that means good things about Villanova and Rutgers-Camden!! (8x11 envelope that is thicker)
1-16-06 - Waiting, waiting, and waiting. I'm really pulling for Villanova. It is still my top choice, but my LSAT is about 3 points below their median (based on their website). Hoping my GPA is just too high to ignore.
1-24-06 - Complete at Catholic (per email). Decision to come in three to five weeks. Still nothing from any other schools....
1-24-06 - .....until later that day. Accepted at NYLS with a $20,000 year scholarship (8x11 thick (bursting with tape on lip). Finally a law school is showing the benjamins!!!
1-28-06- Accepted at Widener with financial aid details to follow. With the appearence that I will be waitlisted by Villanova, if Widener comes through with some money I will definitely listen.
2-05-06- Super Bowl Surprise! I've never thought that admission decisions were made on the weekend, but I received my acceptance email at 5:00 clock this afternoon. (Obviously it was sent to me earlier, but it didn't get here til today). Anyway, that leaves my cycle down to two......but they are my top two choices as of right now...
Sigh...who ever thought I would want to go to Rutgers that bad.. (Their football team sucks)
2-14-06 - Happy Valentine's Day! I've kind of been doing a little bit of reflection on this whole process as it starts to wind down. I'm still doing some mailbox babysitting for decisions from Villanova and Rutgers-Camden, however, my views have changed a little bit. I am getting more and more enticed about going to Dickinson as I was accepted to University Park Campus. I've gotten really high on them and I think theiir reputation will jump to Ohio State status in the next five years.
As it stands right now, on March 1st I will likely send my seat deposits in for Widener, Seton Hall, and Dickinson. I don't want to hold spots up for other people who want them, but I want to make sure that no other merit based money will be offered.
I am also starting to schedule visits. I will be visiting Dickinson-University Park on March 17th and will be going to the Seton Hall open house on April 7th. I will also be scheduling a visit to Widener soon.
Good luck to everyone during this process,...it is hard on so many people.
2-17-06 -- So, I call Villanova today to check on the status of my application. I've been doing this about every three weeks or so, and each time I get the same answer, "Your file is complete and ready for review". Blah, blah, blah.
Well, today, they tell me that they will call me back in an hour. I get very excited! Are they going to tell me my decision!?!? I get a call back two minutes later telling me that "My file is complete and ready for review". I'm going to write that down as a deferral even if it might not be.
03/08/06 - After a long time with no news, Dickinson comes through with an $18,000 Dean's Scholar scholarship ($3,000 per semester). It isn't much, but it just puts a little more on my sway to attend Penn State this fall (especially because I haven't seen them giving to much money to anyone else anyway)
03/29/06 - I GOT IN!!!!! OMG....I AM FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW! I got an email from Kathy Dunn (Admissions) saying that I was accepted. I only got an email cause I called them that day and asked them to check my file. They said the person who had it was out...but apparently I was accepted!!!!!
I will be visiting the school within a week (I already visited with them last August) to work out financial aid and look at my future school one more time.
If all goes well, I will withdraw the rest of my applications next week! But right now....I'm gonna party like its law school time!!!!
04-01-06 -- Received the official letter in the mail today. Will be withdrawing from all of my schools over the weekend and be attending Villanova School of Law in Fall 2006!!!!
Thanks for all of the messages guys and good luck to you all for now and in our 1L!
04-25-06- Before I was accepted to Villanova, I wrote a last ditch effort in an attempt to get me into Temple. Surprised, I received a letter that overturned my rejection into a waitlist.
What does this mean? Probably nothing, as I am still 99.9% committed to Nova. Still......I plan on moving into Philadelphia anyway, and if I do get that call in July, it wouldn't hurt to at least consider Temple..
8-16-06 -- So, I got a call today from Temple offering me a full time spot in their class. I told them I'd let them know by Friday and then I'll update the site.