FYI: Scholarships are for three years.
I want to go to an area where I'll be comfortable. Also willing to go to a lower ranked school in order to receive some financial aid.
I'm applying to a lot of schools via fee waivers just to see what may happen.
Have finished a large portion of the schools I plan to apply to, i'll continue to do apps from time to time that aren't out yet.
3-17: Off the waitlist at UBalt. Nice feeling; but not to serious about them. Would like to get off the waitlist at NCCU; I'd have to seriously consider that one if it came to that.
3-6: Waitlisted at Campbell, which isn't a shocker since it took soon long for an answer. I now have all my options, just have to make a decision. I'm 80% sure it'll be Regent though.
3-3: App at Campbell has been under review since 2-25, they must move at their own pace. I hope to spend this week looking alot harder at these schools and make a choice, so any advice would be amazing.
2-24: Letter from Dayton worth 15k a year. Nice offer from a nice school; but their location never gave them a strong chance. I just wanted to apply to a Catholic school, had it been for more money I may have considered, but it was a nice offer.
2-23: 20k a year at Elon, I guess i'm going to have to think alittle harder about this one.
2-20: In at Elon, but no news of scholarship money or if any is coming. They did send me a nice coffee mug though. Still waiting on Campbell, but Dayton is suppose to mail my scholarship information and i'll know within a day or two. Visited Regent, amazing campus and the nicest people I've ever met on a college campus. I thought the waiting for an answer thing was hard, now I'm having trouble where to go.
1-6: Almost all over with. Still pending at both Elon and Campbell, but both of them are going to need to get some solid aid to make it work. I'm about to start withdrawing apps, I think I've narrowed it to three so far. Widener, (enough aid, plus alot of family in Philly) Appalachian, (not that interested, but I have to consider the full ride) and Regent (close to home and nice campus, but I wanted alittle more aid than 25%.) Will update these last couple for people still waiting and people who look for next year. Will also try to give alittle more information in a few months so that people next year have a better idea of the entire profile when judging reaches and safeties.
12-27: In at Dayton law. The package said financial aid information would be following shortly and I am being considered for the President's scholarship. Looks like it's getting to the point where I've really got to start making some choices. Any advice about how to go about this next step would be great.
12-18 to 12-22: Alot of information has come in the past week and I've been busy with the holidays. Regent e-mailed me to inform me I received $6,000 a year. I also am eligible for a 25% scholarship, which is $6,700 but I have to forfeit the other $6,000, think I'll take the latter. I also got into Appalachian, the next day another letter came saying I was awarded the Trustee Scholarship for full tuition. Finally, Regent's ACLJ lead attorney mailed me an autograph copy of his new book, started reading it yesterday and found it pretty interesting. It's crazy I'm almost done and it's still before Christmas
12-15: Mail came to my permanent address, but not my local address that I was accepted into Widener with $14,000 a year scholarship. I have alot of family in the area so it's a nice choice, hope to look over the information this weekend. Also, informed at Regent that my financial aid information will most likely not be completed until after the first of the year.
12-9: E-mail, in at Regent. Very very happy. Plan to take part in their online discussion tonight and look forward to seeing scholarship information. Regardless, exciting day for me.
12-5 & 12-6: Two small envelopes, one on Friday, one on Saturday. First was from Charlotte law, not my top choice, but I want to be either in VA or NC, so now I can be. The other was from UBalt, I applied there on a whim, didn't work out. The letter says they'll be reviewing my application again and should hear back in January, I'm not overly interested though. Really want to hear back from Regent and Elon.
11-29: Package from FCSL with $10,000 a year. Not my top choice, but I like it more than Cooley.
11-24: Sent an app to Appalachian School of Law, they're doing a thanksgiving fee waiver, so if you read this before then, check their website. Rumor on the street is FL Coastal sent letters today, which is exciting because I want to see what my scholarship is, but i'm still waiting out my top choices and it's starting to drive me crazy.
11-18 Nothing new, found out Regent will not be reviewing apps until January which is no fun. I'm looking for a few more schools with app waivers to apply to, anyone know of schools that are easy to get a fee waiver from?
11-7 All quiet on the Western Front. Going to send an e-mail to Regent later next week to see if the letter from my Priest arrived. They're high on my list for being in my home town plus I have a 25% tuition reduction and it seems like my kind of school to begin with. So i've got my fingers crossed. I am expecting replies soon or I'm going to lose it.
10-31 Waitlisted at NCCU, which the letter made it sound like rejected. Regardless, sucks big time since I felt like my numbers were perfect. Whatever, I liked Campbell more anyways.
10-27 Waiting game is far too long. Suppose to have an idea from Balt and Charlotte within the week. Still waiting for Elon. Widener has lost parts of my application, but they don't know what yet, they just know it's something. So hopefully I can get that fixed during the week.
10-17 E-mailed Florida Coastal to make sure my application was complete and when acceptances were going out. I was told that I was complete and my acceptance letter and scholarship would be mailed out in the 1st batch in November
10-14 Got mail from Florida Coastal to inform me my application was being considered. Thought I might have had my 2nd acceptance letter of the year but no dice. For those who applied last year to any of the schools I applied to, when should I be looking at getting a reply?
9-3 Large envolope from Cooley saying I was in with 50%, good news to just be in somewhere and know i've got a big back up.