Shanedoe (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
9 Louisiana State - Baton Rouge F graph Accepted W $90,000 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/16/17 02/21/17 1 month
10 University of Arkansas Fayetteville F graph Accepted W $14,000 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/30/17 3 months
7 South Texas College of Law F graph Accepted W $45,000 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/13/17 02/17/17 3 months
8 St. Mary's University F graph Accepted W $48,000 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/13/17 02/01/17 3 months
1 University of Houston F graph Rejected W 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/16/17 02/27/17 3 months
6 University of Oklahoma F graph Accepted W $45,000 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/16/17 02/02/17 3 months
5 Texas Tech University F graph Accepted W $22,500 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/30/17 3 months
3 Texas A&M University School of Law F graph Accepted $51,458 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/16/17 02/07/17 3 months
4 Baylor University F graph Waitlisted 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/13/17 01/31/17 3 months
2 Southern Methodist University F graph Waitlisted 01/16/17 01/16/17 01/16/17 04/05/17 3 months

Applicant Information

Texas A&M University
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Demographic Information

In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

I'm your typical white male. My work experience only consists of waiting tables at various restaurants throughout undergrad, no internships. I graduated with an average GPA in Economics from a top public Texas university and I have an average LSAT score. My LORs are from 2 of my former professors and 1 current attorney who I know personally. My personal statement is just about being raised by a single mother, being a first generation college graduate, and being raised in Texas and Las Vegas. Other than these things, I'm not a very special candidate. I'll try to keep this updated to give other average candidates an idea of what the admissions process was like for me. I am only applying to 10 law schools, most of which are in Texas, and the others are in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


1/30/17 - accepted to Texas Tech via email/online status checker and offered $6k per year.

1/30/17 - accepted to Arkansas via snail mail. Status checker just said "decision made." Offered $7k for the Fall semester as a non-resident scholarship, and then another 7k for the Spring semester contingent on earning a 2.0 GPA in the first semester. After the first year, the scholarship goes away because I could be considered a resident at that point and the tuition cost would decrease significantly.

1/31/17 - Waitlisted via status checker at Baylor for both Summer and Fall 2017 terms.

2/1/17 - Accepted to St. Mary's via snail mail. Status checker said that a decision letter had been mailed. It didn't contain any scholarship info, which is weird because I am way above their 75th percentile LSAT. Maybe they send it separately.

2/2/17 - Accepted to Oklahoma by phone call. She was very nice and said she would be sending me more info by email and forwarding my application to the scholarship committee in a week.

2/3/17 - email from Oklahoma says I was admitted for the summer term. Realized I accidentally sent in 2 summer apps instead of 1 summer and 1 fall. Didn't bother to fix it because I know I won't be going there.

2/4/17 - received St. Mary's scholarship info by mail. $10k towards first year tuition. Also was placed in their Merit Program and eligible for a law fellowship to further help pay tuition. Also received the official waitlist notification from Baylor in the mail and I will be emailing the form back to express my interest to remain on their waitlist.

2/5/17 - Texas Tech admissions letters and package came in the mail. Scholarship info and other stuff.

2/7/17 - Accepted to Texas A&M via status checker. No emails, snail mail, or scholarship info yet.

2/14/17 - Texas Tech emailed me and raised my scholarship offer to 7.5k per year. I didn't even ask.

2/14/17 - Texas A&M admissions packet came in the mail. They are offering a 60% scholarship as long as I remain in good academic standing. 60% is valued at $51,458.40 total.

2/15/17 - Oklahoma packet came in the mail. Offered 45k in total. 10k per year residency and 5k per year merit.

2/17/17 - accepted at South Texas via email. 15k per year as long as I maintain a 3.0 GPA.

2/18/17 - got a letter from St. Mary's saying my scholarship of 10k will be renewed every year, and that the Fellowship is worth 6k per year. So total offer is 48k

2/21/17 - accepted to LSU via email. Email said scholarship info will come in the official acceptance package in the mail.

2/27/17 - denied at University of Houston

2/27/17 - LSU admission packet received in the mail. 25k per year as long as I maintain a 2.75 GPA.

3/3/17 - removed myself from Baylor's summer waitlist. Still on the Fall waitlist.

4/5/17 - Waitlisted at SMU after waiting forever. Email and status checker. Frustrating. Will be sending a letter of continued interest.

5/1/17 - didn't ask for it, but received a letter in the mail from LSU raising my scholarship to 30k/year

Visitor Comments

  • Sending in Applications
  • Wednesday, January 04 2017 at 10:13 PM

I will be sending all applications in by 02/15/2017. I will be applying to Baylor for the Summer '17 and Fall '17 terms. All other schools will be for Fall '17 alone. For Texas A&M, I will be including an additional addendum about being a Texas A&M Graduate, having multiple family members who are Texas A&M Alum, and about having grown up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. My "Why SMU?" essay will also be about my upbringing in the DFW area.

- Shanedoe
  • Monday, January 16 2017 at 05:43 AM

I decided to also apply for the University of Oklahoma's summer start program. So that makes Oklahoma and Baylor the two schools that I applied for summer programs along with fall start programs; all of the others will remain Fall '17 applications alone. I also decided to include either additional addendums or optional statements about my interest in a certain school's Public Interest program and geographical location whenever given the opportunity. I did this for LSU, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, and Houston. As of January 16, 2017, all of applications are completed and transmitted. Now I wait.

- Shanedoe
  • Monday, January 16 2017 at 09:35 AM

I feel you about being quite average! I'm single mum and first gen too but had basically no leadership roles or community involvement in college (too broke and found college tough so basically just spend my whole time studying/eating/sleeping) and my transcript is foreign so it makes it even more confusing. Have hope you'll get in somewhere! Good luck!! :)

- Hopefulgal
  • Scholarship
  • Monday, February 20 2017 at 03:40 PM

Hi ! Just out of curiosity, how did South Texas notify you of your scholarship amount ?

- nyost
  • Monday, February 20 2017 at 08:20 PM

The first email South Texas sent me congratulated me on being admitted and also notified me of the scholarship amount.

- Shanedoe
  • Monday, February 27 2017 at 10:11 PM

Just wanted to pass on my luck to you. I appreciate your honesty and your candor. I align very closely to you, and I am waiting as we speak for this Feb's LSAT score. I will be ecstatic if I can get your 159. Cheers mate! Added you to my watchlist.

- CarnivorousKitten
  • SMU
  • Wednesday, April 05 2017 at 07:32 PM

You and I have similar numbers and have applied to similar places. I think this means I will most likely get waitlisted/ rejected from both U of H/ SMU at best. Anyway, how did SMU let you know? Did they e-mail you or did you just check the status checker? Also, did your status checker ever move from "application complete" to "in review" during the SMU review? Every other school seems like it does it, but SMU has kept me at "Application complete since March 1st which is concerning.

  • SMU
  • Thursday, April 06 2017 at 12:28 AM

SMU emailed me about being put on the waitlist. Status checker changed the same day from "complete" straight to "waitlisted"

- Shanedoe

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