Hoping for the best but expecting the worst... life goes on though.
-*01/12/2011*I am all done with the application portion. I figured I apply to 40 schools since I received the LSAC fee waiver and I am a reverse splitter and a URM, so my cycle will be very unpredictable. I'm hoping that at least one top 30 program that I applied to will look beyond my low LSAT score and see all the other wonderful things that I have to offer.
-*01/18/2011* Rejected from DePaul via e-mail. I am still optimistic about my cycle but the first CUT is the deepest!
-*01/20/2011* Wait-listed at Washington and Lee via Online Status Checker. I definitely feel a lot better after my first rejection from De Paul. Hopefully I will eventually get in!!!!
-*01/24/2011* Waiting, waiting, waiting...
-*01/25/2011* Wait-listed at Hofstra via online status checker. I'm kinda disappointed because I was expecting an acceptance but its better than a rejection!
-*01/26/2011* Rejected at Georgetown but I was expecting that.
-*01/27/2011* Rejected at Minnesota via e-mail but they game me a fee waiver to apply as a transfer student. I'm guessing they don't want to accept me because they don't want to mess up their first year class stats with my LSAT score, but its whatever. I didn't really want to go their anyway I just thought I had a slight shot since I did my undergrad at another Big Ten school. I think I should apply to some more safety schools.
Just sent out 4 more Apps to some safety schools!
-*01/28/2011* Rejected at Miami via e-mail... GREAT way to start my day! I would really like to see an acceptance even if its from a school that I'm not too crazy about!
Also Rejected at Illinois via e-mail suggesting that I should apply as a transfer student, but where is the BIG TEN Love at?
Well I still have 13 more shots at a top 30 school, and tomorrow is my Interview with Indiana hopefully they'll show me some BIG TEN Love!
-*01/31/2011* I hope the month of Feb will bring in some nice acceptances!
-*02/02/2011* I guess I'm gonna have to crack open the LSAT books again! :(
-*02/04/2011* The last couple of days have been fairly boring no new responses.
-*02/06/2011* I hope I get some decisions this week... and positive ones at that!
-02/07/2011* After work today I am going to write my letters of continued interest to those schools I have been waitlisted on. If you have any tips or suggestions please message me thanks! So I come home to two rejection letters in the mail GREAT!
-*02/08/2011* GWU sent me like the sweetest rejection letter. I can't even be mad at them plus I knew that school was a reach. Waitlisted at Pitt via e-mail... lets see how this one goes!
-*02/09/2011* Nothing today!
-*02/10/2011* Sent out my LOCI for Washington and Lee and will work on the others later on this week.
-*02/11/2011* I'm considering applying to two more schools to make it an even 45. Any suggestions on some good safety schools?
-Washington and Lee cut there wait-list down today, and admitted some students. While I didn't get extended an offer just yet I am happy that I did not get rejected off of their wait-list and will continue to see this one out!
-*02/13/2011* Sent out hopefully my last Application to Loyola Chicago. LSAC has already taken too much of my money lol but it is an investment in my future!
-*02/15/2011* Complete at Loyola Chicago but other then that its been a fairly quiet few days!
-*02/18/2011* After a very quiet week I received word from UMD that I have been wait listed. This is my first choice so I hope I really do get offered a seat!!!!!
-*02/24/2011* Wait-listed at Catholic via e-mail... better then a rejection!
-*02/27/2011* The month of Feb. is now wrapping up and many law schools have deadlines of March 1st and 15th so I suppose I will be receiving the bulk of my decisions in the next upcoming weeks. ... This should be interesting!
-*03/01/2011* Its the first of the month! Sidenote: wait-listed at Cincinatti via snail mail.
_*03/07/2011* Decided to just withdraw from Seton Hall since they keep insisting that my file must have my fall semesters grades to be complete and I didn't exactly have law school candidate grades last semester... besides I really don't wanna go there.
-*03/08/2011* Wait-listed at Loyola Chicago and dinged at Michigan but that was an extreme reach so no worries at all!
-*03/09/2011* Deferred at Chicago-Kent via status checker.
-*03/10/2011* Waiting on my decision from Duke and Texas Southern...
*03/13/2011* Wash U app and Case Western Review is in the final stage of review!
Hoping for the best for these next 3 weeks!!!
*03/15/2011* Wait listed at William and Mary I'll take that!
So basically I have some really nice wait lists and NO acceptances. I really hope one of the good ones really pulls through!
*03/16/2011* Emory sent out e-mails talking about their drop in rankings (from 22 to 30) based on the new methodology for calculating employment post grad, and that we should still consider attending despite the drop in rankings... interesting!
Also waiting on my decisions in the mail from William and Mitchell and Texas Southern!
*03/17/2011* I FINALLY GOT ACCEPTED INTO A LAW SCHOOL YAAAAA!!!! Rejected from Loyola and U Penn BOOOOOO!!!!
Also wait listed at American U! WOW 4 decisions in one day!
-Just Wait listed at FORDHAM YAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Make that 5 decisions in one day! Now I gotta make some time and send out these LOCI's for these new wait lists.
*03/18/2011* No new decisions today.
*03/19/2011* Working on some more LOCI'S!
Where are the rest of those decisions at?
I really enjoyed my Law school visit this week!!!
*03/24/2011* Surprised I haven't had a decision in a week! I suspect the rest of the dicisions will come pouring in the next week and a half.
*03/28/2011* Rejected from Boston U, WASH U, and Temple. The only one that really bothered me is Temple that was definitely a perfect example of yield protection.
*03/29/2011* The thing that really sucks about being wait listed is that when everyone else's cycles ends around April 1st wait list's cycles are really just beginning and the cycle can extend all the way to the end of August. I wonder when I know which school I'll be going to! Eleven more schools to hear from!
I just deleted all the schools I was dinged but keeping my own commentary. Just so I can keep up with all the schools that matter at this point!
So its March 31st and I still haven't heard from a number of schools!
*04/09/2011* Haven't been here in a while but while I've been gone I finally received my rejection letter from Columbia ( I knew that) and was accepted to Case Western reserve with a $30,000 scholarship and accepted to William and Mitchell! : )
*04/10/2011* 7 more schools to hear back from, but I have honestly heard back from the schools I really care about. I'm really really really hoping to get off the wait list at UMD or Fordham, I'd also like to attend American or Catholic. When I went to visit UMD they told me that they let all of there wait lists know by the end of June. I guess that's a good thing because I can reach closer sooner and adjust accordingly!
*04/12/2011* Wait listed at Iowa and a decision letter sent from San Diego.
*04/19/2011* Rejected from Alabama and San Diego via snail mail. I don't know if I really want to attend CWRU. I have nothing against the institution, my only worry is that it is a regional school and I don't really care to study in that region. I'm really trying to get myself off of one of these DC/MD OR NY schools wait lists. Does anyone have any suggestions???
I've also been notified that I have been wait listed at Indiana!
*04/24/2011* I decided to make the seat deposit at CWRU and ride out these wait lists. At least I will be attending law school next year and if none of these wait lists work out I will apply to transfer next year or maybe I will stay at CWRU if I do find out that it is more beneficial than I think it is now. I also think I am going to start withdrawing from some of these wait lists (The schools that are ranked in the 60's and higher with the exception of Catholic)
*04/26/2011* I am pretty much withdrawing from half of my wait lists. Its way to time consuming to be an active applicant on all of those wait lists. I think I will work hard on Indiana, William and Mary, Fordham, Washington and Lee, University of Maryland, and American. That's 6 and that's enough!
Just wait LIsted at UNC its a top 30 program so I will probably wait this one out.
*05/05/2011* I believe by June 30th my cycle should really be over and then I will post more info about myself, to help others on their cycle. Feel free to message me though if you have some detailed questions. I still try to log on a few times a week.
*06/01/2011* I sent out a 2nd round of LOCI's for the schools that I'm really eager to get accepted in. I also will be attending the accepted student day next week at Case Western Reserve to see how the campus and the community are.
*06/12/2011* Accepted to U PITT off the wait-list. I may consider if they give me substantial amount of scholarship money or grants!
*08/06/2011* After writing many LOCI's, and visiting law schools I only managed to get off of 1 wait list. Not to discourage others but if your numbers aren't any where near at least the 25% don't put to much hope in being selected of the Wait list. With that said, I am very happy to be attending Case Western in the fall and I am looking forward to all the wonderful opportunities that are awaiting me! If you do have any questions about my cycle feel free to PM me.
Good luck to all my 1L's!