4/4 -- After some serious deliberation, I've made my decision. Go Blue!
3/15ish -- Accepted at BU about two months after I withdrew.
2/4 -- Accepted at Cornell via a letter (dated 1/22) that arrived the day after I withdrew. Whoops!
1/30 -- Darrow! That basically seals the deal. Going to stay in at NU, ND, Chicago, Harvard, and Michigan. I'll make a final decision when I see financial aid numbers, but I'm almost definitely going to be at Michigan in the fall. Withdrawing from Cornell, GULC, BC, BU, Cornell, Penn, Duke, and Columbia. Never even went complete at Columbia.
1/27 -- 20k/yr at W&L.
1/25 -- In at NU! ND is my sentimental favorite and Michigan is amazing, but I really, really fell in love with NU when I visited. Half a point for Northwestern and I'm still batting .500. I think.
1/23 -- In defiance of Chiashu: in at Chicago via phone call. I actually laughed out loud when she gave me the password to the admitted students site. I am a hopeless econ dork. Also, 105k at BC via snail mail, tiny envelope. Half a point for Chicago.
1/11 -- I am awarding myself half a point for Virginia (I got the Accept part right) and half a point for Penn (other half a point to be awarded if I am later rejected), which brings me squarely up to .500 on my predictions (5 points out of 10 possible). I am now officially rooting for Columbia to reject me to boost my stats.*
1/11 -- In at Virginia via tiny tiny envelope that scared the shit out of me. Held at Penn via e-mail.
1/9 -- In at Harvard. Yeah. Guess there's no point hiding my numbers anymore.
1/9 -- Darrow invite. I'm going to start playing the lottery, this is my week.
1/4 -- Phone interview with Dean Stock.
1/2 -- Harvard phone call e-mail.
12/21 -- Deferred at Cornell via phone call (i.e. me calling them, so no one gets confused). I think the only predictions I got right so far are BC and ND. Edit: okay, and W &L and GULC. I'm 4 for 6.
12/18 -- In at BC via big envelope sent to the wrong address dated 12/14. Complete at BU via tiny green postcard I almost accidentally threw away.
12/08 -- After a phone call with Michigan admissions, I've decided not to apply to Wisconsin and Minnesota. I think my cycle is basically over unless Northwestern comes in with some sexy money.
12/07 -- In at W&L via e-mail.
12/03 -- In at ND via snail mail. Large envelope. 20k scholarship per year with no strings but good standing attached. Envelope has been there all weekend, I just didn't check my mail. I am an idiot.
11/29 -- In at Michigan via snail mail. Large envelope.
11/09 -- Complete at Michigan via status checker.
10/31 -- In at GULC via snail mail. Card-shaped, thin envelope with a handwritten note inside on very sexy stationary.
10/29 -- Complete at Gtown via status checker. Complete at NU via status checker a week after interview. Complete at Cornell via e-mail inquiry.
10/14 -- Michigan finally submitted. It's pretty stupid that it took this long, considering they're one of my top choices, but I just didn't have time for the Why Michigan essay.
10/11 -- Accepted at Duke via e-mail! Take that, Chiashu! Admissions packet came a week later via snail mail.
09/26 -- Sent out my first batch of applications. Michigan will have to wait until October, as I'm visiting the campus soon and want that to factor into my Why Michigan essay. The rest of my apps don't open up until October, I think.
09/06 -- LSDAS should have both of my LORs any day now, so the only thing left to do is finish my personal statement. I'm attending the Chicago LSAC Forum, and I plan to send out my first batch of applications after the forum. I planned for Duke to be one of my first apps, but because I was on academic probation, they require a certification letter from my first undergrad university that's going to be hard to get. It looks like my first batch of applications is going to be Michigan, Virginia, Cornell, and Northwestern. The others will likely have to wait until October, as my LSAC fee waiver only gave me 4 free reports. Penn and ND don't open up till October anyway.
08/15 -- My LSDAS GPA is finally in, and it's higher than I thought it would be.
07/11 -- Fee waiver from GULC. Fee waiver and priority track invitation from Duke.
06/30 -- *** on the June LSAT. Woo. Took a bunch of schools off my list based on that, and added a couple. Harvard's still a ridiculous longshot, but a guy can dream.
06/12 -- Took the LSAT yesterday. I'm pretty confident that I did well on it, but I've been wrong before.
06/09 -- It's pretty stupid to be choosing schools before I've taken the LSAT, but I've taken enough practice tests to have a pretty clear indicator of where I'll score. If I score as well as my best practice tests, I think I have a outside shot at Michigan, but I guess I'll see in July. For now, I'm just adding schools as they catch my interest. I'd like to stay around the Michigan/Great Lakes area, which kind of limits my choices.