- Non-traditional student
- Active Duty Military Officer -10 yrs
** The only reason I was so specific about my information is because everyone is always so private about their "soft factors" like someone else can steal them. I'm proud of all of my accomplishments and believe it will absolutely factor into the admissions process. All of these things make up who I am and what I can bring to the law classroom. They're not here for anyone to dispute, bash, or belittle. It's just so others can see that there are reasons people without perfect LSAT/GPA's get accepted to top schools. As the process continues I absolutely hope to be one of those people. I welcome all comments, but don't expect me to stoop below what I know to be a common level of professionalism to respond to rude and offensive comments.
GPA info-Didn't bother to take a look at what my actual GPA was. I didn't remember! LSAC GPA is lower b/c 30 credits did not get accounted for as grades. Who knew?
11/13/08--In at Pitt
12/03/08--Fordham Online status Check indicated Waitlisted. Pleasant Surprise!
12/5/08--Deceptive letter from Seton Hall. I was just looking for key words (congratulations, happy, we're sorry, unfortunately...). Second paragraph "we're happy"...that you've decided to apply. Basically just a thanks for applying your file is under review letter. Bastards!
12/5/08- Super thin letter from Texas. It's a no. Ah Well!! I wasn't really that into Texas I just applied because I could've gotten in-state tuition. I guess it would've helped if I had sent in the residency questionnaire that validated me as a Texas resident.
125/08- Status Checker at Georgetown says "Decision"...dun, dun dun!!!! Super! I'll be out of town for the next 2 weeks so I guess I'll have to wait for my rejection letter-lol
12/05/08-- Cornell--aaahhhh...Cornell. Two days ago online status checker says I don't even have an application on file. Today it says there's a decision as of 11/21/08. This ought to be interesting. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll get rejected from Cornell and GULC in the same day so I can just get it over with. *fingers crossed for some hope at Cornell, and at least some part-time luvin at GULC*
12/12/08--Univ. of Chicago went to from Complete/Review to Decision Pending
12/12/08- Uof Ill went from File Complete to Decision Pending
*** (hoping for letters in the mail when I get back into town)***
12/17/08- No Part-Time Luvin at GULC. Not disappointed at all. Rejection from GULC followed by a tuition scholarship at Pitt. They really know how to make a girl feel special.
12/17/08-Cornell is mocking me!!! I've gone from "no application on file", to "decision", to "applied", to "early action complete". WTF!!!! Well, honestly I'm just glad to know that they got it all together, and I am currently being considered for EA. Seeing as how I specifically applied EA that makes me all warm and fuzzy knowing they respect my decision to want a decision.
12/19/08--Cornell Status checker went to "Decison"....Again!! Hopefully this time it's for real. And of course I'm going out of town..Again! Last time I went out of town I got an acceptance so hopefully this will be the trend.
12/19/08--Uof Ill status checker date changed to 12/17/08 Says decision pending still, but it has an updated date. Hopefully the one school where I am considered a resident will show favor upon my lowly soul and accept me and let me return home .
12/23/08- University of Chicago went to "Decision Mailed" today. So I guess I'll know if I'm U of C bound or not. Applied Binding Early Admission so a yes from them definitively ends this cycle for me. Otherwise fingers crossed for another Chicago school to accept me.
12/30/08-Once again back from out of town...not the same results as before. Rejected at U of C but I pretty much expected it since everyone else got a phone call or an email when their status checker changed to decison--but not me!
And Cornell deferred my EA application to regular admissions. I'm okay with that. It's not flat out rejection--yet.
1/7/09--I haven't gotten JACK SQUAT in the mail from anyone in weeks!! Today, the status checker at Univ of Ill. changed to decision mailed. Let's see how the one school where being a resident counts decides.
1/8/09--Too bad Victoria's Secret doesn't have a law school, because they seem to be the only people I get mail from!!
1/8/09- Boston College finally confirmed they had received my application. I've been emailing them since December. I've been complete for almost 2 months and they haven't so much as emailed me any notification--Thanks BC...you bunch of clowns!
1/13/09--Apparently Illinois sent my letter via pony express because it's been over a week since the status checker said "decision mailed" and I've gotten nothing. But I checked status checker again and it says DENIED!! Oh well. my only in-state hope.
1/13/09- On a better note the Temple status checker changed to decision mailed and at the bottom there's a schedule of fees I owe...I'm going to go out on a limb and using all this "lawyer logic" say I only owe the money if I got accepted.
**informed by a very caring LSN member that accepted people get a congratulations message, and everyone gets the Fee Status Box. Rejected people get a "decision mailed" so looks like it's leaning more toward a No than a Yes"**
1/15/09--Snail Mail from Loyola Chicago--a little bit surprised, but not really phased. Wasn't very high on the list, but I did like the Chicago location.
2/14/09--Big, love note from Indiana-Bloomington via Priority mail.
--Finally decided to stop procrastinating and got my UG school to send the dean's certs. I realized that I had already sent the money to UConn, Howard, and Brooklyn. And since I would actually like to hear back from these schools I figured this particular step was imperative. Got a "complete" from UConn over a week ago via email, and Brooklyn's 'document checker' says I'm all complete. Still haven't heard anything from Howard. I just want to come home one day to an acceptance from somewhere in the DC/Virgina area and/or Chicago.--
1/18/09- Accepted to Rutgers-Newark!! Who knew they had an online status checker? I surely didn't. How did I find out? I was going through old emails from the admissions office and they mentioned a Graduate Online Status checker, that by their own admissions isn't very accurate. So I searched for 20 minutes for this status checker with not much luck. Finally I googled it, and sure enough I log in (without the elusive RUID they swear you need) and I have been 'recommended for admission'--I don't know how long ago this decision was rendered, but it sure makes the email regarding the $5,000 scholarship that I should apply for a lot more contextual. So if you applied to Rutgers-Newark here's status checker.
1/19/09-UVA-Received the email as I was sitting at the computer. Apparently they though MLK day was a great day to dole out rejections. Why today? Why not Christmas? Or just wait until my birthday? Oh well...it was a super reach anway, but I had to try.
1/22/09- Snail mail from American
1/29/09- Got put on hold at Northwestern--Score one for the home team. It's a small moral victory if nothing else.
2/2/09- I was accepted by Banana Republic. With a crazy credit limit--I applied regular decision, and I went complete and heard back from them the same day. I just got my packet in the mail.
2/6/09-Quite a few rejections in the last couple of weeks. Most of them I had lost interest in (that mean you Arizona State)!!! I would've like a shot at American, but it just wasn't in the cards.
2/27/09- Letter from Yale that came two weeks ago. I wasn't in a huge rush to open it. I'm no dummy!
*What's with the dean's certifications??? This is a complete waste of time, and now that I've gotten in I'm tempted to ignore schools like UConn that want me to send of this useless piece of paper that shows clearly what my transcripts show. The fact that I can send transcripts tells them that I have no financial holds, and I didn't drop out suddenly as evident by my COMPLETION of a bachelor's degree. AAARRRRGHHH!!! After spending $2k on apps and LSDAS reports I just don't want to spend .50 on postage. THERE! I SAID IT! *