Mari2009 (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Florida International University PT Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 03/12/09 Rec: 03/13/09 Comp: 03/24/09 Inter: -- Dec: 05/07/09 Upd: 15 years
#2 Nova Southeastern University F PT Accepted Type: RA Sent: 03/12/09 Rec: 03/12/09 Comp: 03/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/13/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 153
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.16
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Legal Studies

Demographic Information

  • City: Miami
  • State: Florida
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Worked full-time and attended college full-time while in undergrad the entire time. Currently work full-time in large law firm. First college graduate in my family.

Additional info & updates

I am only applying to FIU and Nova because they are the only ones in South Florida with Part-Time progams. I do not come from a wealthy family and I am married with a 6 month old baby, so I cannot afford to quit my job and go to school full-time.

I am praying I get into FIU because it is the more affordable of the two schools. Besides I went to Nova for undergrad and I would really like a change of scenery.... lol...

05/07/09: I'M GOING TO FIU!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus for answering my prayers!!!!!! Now I just have to send in my seat deposit!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05/06/09: 4:31pm, so the mail already came to my house and there is nothing from FIU! How frustrating!!!! I guess I have to wait until tomorrow!

05/06/09: Called FIU today. They said a decision was made on Friday and that a letter has already been mailed out!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!! Now I am going to stalk the mail man!!! God please let me be in at FIU!!!!!!!!!

04/20/09: Still nothing from FIU, I am starting to get really impatient! Please, please, please FIU, let me in!!!!! I'm also really upset at the fact that Nova's seat deposit is freakin' $500.00!!!!!! My friend is going to Cornell and even they are only $300.00!

04/14/09: Received e-mail from Nova Law today that a decision has been made..... ACCEPTED! Yay!

I'M GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!!!!

However, I am still praying for FIU cause I really can't afford Nova! Please FIU, let me in!!!!!!!!
03/25/09: Called FIU today, as of 3/24/09 my file is complete and with committee, I should hear from FIU in "6 to 8 weeks according to FIU" I hope I hear back sooner!!!!!!!!!!!

03/19/09: I just wanted to let anyone who is interested in Nova Law know that at this website:

you can order a DVD from Nova Law which gives you a tour of the campus, the law library, and shows you real law classes, so you get to see more or less what to expect in law school at Nova. Also, I went to Nova for Undergrad so if you have any general questions about the University, feel free to contact me.

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Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thankn you. I applied fot the Full Time program, I hope that helps. I am sure you will have a good cycle. Since it is late in the cycle you may want to consider some other schools, however. Just a thought. Best of luck, and let me know how it goes.

stay positive
Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Abso Freaking Lutley stay POSITIVE. Keep in touch and let me know where you land. The waiting is killing me but i called and im in review in both schools (Nova via the status checker). FIU said it could take up to 4 weeks or more. I am hoping they are not passing on the seats for the part time to lower lsats or gpas. there has been some dialogue on LSN on them doing that. The people who apply for part time have a reason. We cannot just pick up and go. Good luck!!!

Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey, You and i are so in the same boat. i hope we are classmates. anyhoo, i followed up the FIU when LSAC infomred me my last LOR was sent to them. I called and asked if anythign further was needed for my file and she said no, that it was complete. :-)

nova vs. fiu
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

I haven't decided on Nova yet, but yes the scholarship is per year. I'm actually on hold at FIU. Did you like your undergrad experience at Nova? Good luck!

Nova cd
Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks for the info. I got accepted so i know im going to law school!! I do have that cd when i went to visit the campus last year. it is very informative. i just want to start. you and i are the same as our waiting and shcools. let me knwo where you land, we may be classmates!!!

Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey same here, it will be nice to start with someone in the same boat. I am waiting for FIU and if they accpet me im going there. I just hope people withdraw their seats if they know they are not going.

Monday, December 08 2008 at 07:00 PM

I am going to see how the rest of my cycle goes. I am still waiting to hear back from Loyola and St. Thomas. If I choose Nova I have to go through their AAMPLE program which is not a guarantee, but at least it's a chance. You'll get in with your numbers.

Monday, January 26 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you!!! Good Luck!!! I know you will get into both. I just feel it!!!

FIU hold
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

FIU sent me a letter that said they were holding my app until the applicant pool was better established. It said they will not review my app again until after April 1. I think it is a little better than being wait-listed though.

Good luck
Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, good luck with FIU. You should see some action soon now that most schools have pretty much gotten all their applications in.

About FIU
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

FIU told me the same 6-8 week thing. I called because they sent me information about applying (but I had already applied) and I want to clear things up. They told me they had my application and would make a decision 6-8 weeks later. The funny thing is I was accepted the following week. Moral of the story is don't stress, because you will likely hear from them much sooner than 6-8 weeks. Your status says PT. I really cant see how they would turn you down for either. Best of luck to you!

Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

I have a very good feeling you will get into FIU, just be patient (Easier said than done, i know ha ha) Email me and let me knwo where you land. You numbers are within pt and ft percentile ranges. We will be in the same PT class. :-)

Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Oh you are so going to law school and you know it!! That is awesome. You know FIU will accept you P/T your numbers rock. Yes let me know where you land so keep in touch!!! I want you to be in my class too!!

Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey Thanks for the comment. Good luck with FIU. I withdrew my application so hopefully they will give it to you! I went there for undergrad and it is a great school, but right now I am kind of pissed with the law school, since they demanded me pay my deposit via phone BEFORE informing me I was accepted! LOL, no worries though.

Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

Oh yeah, I will be going to University of Miami. (since you asked)

Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks! it is kind of depressing to hear those things, but thats how the world works, i guess. no worries, hope that person with the 163 has a great time there...i am teaching the LSAT this summer for kaplan and if i think that i can retest higher after teaching then i will do it. still keeping up hope. thanks for the message and good luck w/ FIU. that is awesome that you are the first college grad from your fam AND you are going to law school. i will be the first in the fam to finish grad school and i know they are proud...cant imagine how proud your family must be. congrats!

Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

I cannot believe you have not heard yet. it must me a once a month thing or something. Keep me posted!!!

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

I called FIU yesterday and they told me they could wait until the day before classes start to make a decision on my application. Can you believe that!?

Monday, April 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

I think i am going to Nova. Do you know what neighborhoods are best in that area. Also, I have heard a lot of bad things about the school. Since you live close do you happen to know their reputation amoung locals. Thanks for any advice!! Angel

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we are classmates!

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

Just saw you got into FIU! Congrats!

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

I was down in FL this week and talked to FIU and they told me that I would probably be admitted if I said I'd go PT. Then I asked Nova for more $$ and they said no. So I'm 99% going to Pace. Best of luck to you!