MarineVet (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 11/23/09 Rec: 01/22/10 Comp: 11/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Wisconsin Madison WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/17/09 Rec: 11/23/09 Comp: 12/28/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/10 Upd: 14 years
#1 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/13/10 Rec: 01/19/10 Comp: 02/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/10 Upd: 14 years
College of William and Mary F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/07/10 Rec: 01/08/10 Comp: 01/13/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/09/10 Rec: 01/11/10 Comp: 01/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Oregon Accepted W Type: RA $4,000 Sent: 11/13/09 Rec: 11/17/09 Comp: 01/04/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/10 Upd: 14 years
Baylor University Accepted W Type: RA $39,000 Sent: 11/12/09 Rec: 11/16/09 Comp: 01/04/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/10 Upd: 14 years
Arizona State University Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 11/12/09 Rec: 11/13/09 Comp: 11/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/10 Upd: 14 years
Syracuse University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/23/09 Rec: 12/01/09 Comp: 12/28/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Louisville Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/16/09 Rec: 11/17/09 Comp: 12/28/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/07/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia F Rejected Type: ED Sent: 01/14/10 Rec: 01/15/10 Comp: 01/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 161
  • LSAT 2: 161
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.72
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Distance Ed
  • Major: Comm. Studies

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Other
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Eight-year USMC veteran with deployment to Iraq.
Completed degree on active-duty.
Live and work in Germany.
Traveled to more than 30 countries on assignment.

LSP:
UVA: Deny - Denied
UT: Weak Consider - Denied
UMN: Consider - Waitlisted
UIUC: Consider - Denied
W&M: Consider - Waitlisted
UNC: Strong Consider - Waitlisted
UW: Consider - Waitlisted - Admit
ASU: Strong Consider - Admit
BU: Strong Consider - Admit
PSU: Admit - Admit
Oregon: Admit - Admit
Louisville: Admit - Admit
Syracuse: Admit - Admit

Additional info & updates

So, I have been an enlisted U.S. Marine for eight years and am looking to become a JAG officer. I was a non-traditional student, although I did attend the University of Wisconsin for a year. I was called back to active duty and finished my degree through distance education. I guess I will see how true the "holistic" approach to admissions is.

12/4 - Retaking the LSAT tomorrow...fingers crossed.

12/28 - New LSAT Back, super stoked. New round of apps going out with the New Year.

01/10 - In at Baylor...very excited. It feels good to know that I am going to law school. Notified via status checker.

01/22 - In at PSU via status checker. So far, so good.

01/28 - Rejected at UVA via e-mail. Huge reach in the first place, so this was expected.

01/31 - In at Syracuse via large envelope...Bonus T-Shirt Included!

02/09 - In at Louisville via Facebook. HA.

02/11 - Dinged at UIUC via e-mail.

02/25 - Slow mail strikes again...e-mail from ASU financial aid office let's me know I am in...haven't heard from actual admissions...(03/02 package from ASU arrives, post-marked 19 Feb)

03/13 - Waitlisted at MN via status checker...interesting.

03/14 - Dinged at UT via status checker.

03/19 - Waitlisted at William & Mary.

03/26 - In at Oregon via large envelop...Just waiting on UNC to wrap up the cycle. LET'S GO TAR HEELS!!!

04/27 - Damn waitlist at UNC. This is not cool.

05/05 - HOLY S, off the waitlist, in at WISCY!

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Semper Fi
Monday, October 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the well wishes! Have you looked into the USMC FLEP equivalent? I know that the AF takes a couple of dudes every year from active duty and pays for their LS (as well as O-3 pay and BAH)to make them JAGs. It's a very competitive program but a good recommendation from your commander can go a long way. Otherwise, I'm sure that you're eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (probably at 100%). Good luck on the application process and make the most of the free education. You've certainly earned it.

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck fellow vet.

Tuesday, November 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you this cycle. We have similarish numbers/schools. I am a Vet too, Seabees.

Baylor
Monday, October 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey what did you status checker change to for baylor.

re: Baylor
Monday, November 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

At first it said something like, "Congratulations. You have been admitted to Baylor Law School. Your admissions package is on the way." Now it says, "A decision has been made on your application file and your decision letter has been mailed." I don't know why it changed...

Baylor Glitch
Monday, November 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

So after a phone conversation with Suzy at Baylor admissions, she said they had a glitch with their status checker and they have changed it so that it doesn't tell you the decision but rather that one was made.

status checker
Thursday, November 26 2009 at 07:00 PM

My status checker thing changed too, so I emailed over there on Saturday and they emailed right back with the same info. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who was worried!

re: U of L
Monday, November 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

I live in Germany, so the mail is really slow. The assistant dean of admissions asked me to join the U of L Class of 2013 Facebook group, so I figure the letter is still in the mail.

UNC
Thursday, February 04 2010 at 07:00 PM

Ah, sorry, just saw your question about UNC (a month late!) I was notified via email, with an acceptance packet in the mail about 2 weeks later. Still no word on scholly info though.

congrats
Sunday, March 28 2010 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Wisco, man!