WeeSqueak (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 University of Pennsylvania WL, Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/22/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/21/07 Upd: 17 years
#1 University of Michigan Ann Arbor Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/06 Rec: 11/10/06 Comp: 12/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 17 years
#2 Georgetown University PT Accepted D W Type: Sent: 10/22/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/07 Upd: 17 years
#3 George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 10/25/06 Rec: 10/25/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/27/06 Upd: 17 years
#2 Cornell University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/25/06 Rec: 10/25/06 Comp: 11/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/06 Upd: 17 years
#2 Northwestern University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: 11/02/06 Comp: 11/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/07 Upd: 17 years
#4 Boston College Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/22/06 Rec: 10/24/06 Comp: 11/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/06 Upd: 17 years
#3 Duke University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 17 years
#3 University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/26/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/06/07 Upd: 17 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/27/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/27/06 Upd: 17 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/20/06 Rec: 11/20/06 Comp: 12/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/06 Rec: 11/15/06 Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 17 years
American University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 11/03/06 Comp: 12/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: ED Sent: 10/22/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/06 Upd: 17 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/06 Rec: 11/09/06 Comp: 11/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/07 Upd: 17 years
College of William and Mary Accepted W Type: RA $42,600 Sent: 10/27/06 Rec: 11/01/06 Comp: 11/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: 165
  • LSAT 3: 167
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.76
  • Degree GPA: 3.77
  • School Type: Small Liberal Arts
  • Major: Government

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Connecticut
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Soft factors:
- Good overseas experience
- 2 work FT experience
- some interesting internships that are competitiveto get
- solid volunteer activites with tons of leadership
- interesting outside pursuits ( I can do a round -off back handspring), soccer

the usual

About me generally:

-Took the LSAT 3 times. Thrilled with my overall improvement (10 points) but still think I could have hit 170 if circumstances were better. Wrote an addendum to explain said circumstances. Think it was the right choice.

Notes on Applications:

Sent = Day I clicked "checkout" on LSAC
Recieved = Date school requested LSDAS Report
Complete = date I found out either by status checker or e-mail or snail mail

-Applied to G-Town both PT and FT
-My applications are thick. I have a PS, a DS, and an LSAT addendum in there in addition to why X school essays or scholarship essays. I thought it was really important to tell a full story and so far it seems to be working.


Complete Notifications:
BC- Called 11/7
Penn - Called 11/7
Cornell - Called 11/7
GW - called 11/7 (nothing is missing is what they said)Georgetown - 11/8 e-mail from admissions office.
W&M -- via e-mail 11/8
Michigan - e-mail 11/10 saying they have recieved my app but they still haven't requested my report.
Yale - (OMG!!!) by e-mail
AU - 11/20 E-mail saying they recieved my application and will request my report but according to LSAC they requested my report on 11/3.
Duke -- 11/22 e-mail
Michigan - 12/4 e-mail with status checker
BU -- postcard inthe mail
AU - 12/12 e-mail from admissions office. I can't imagine what took so long!
NYU - 12/18 Called to see if I'm complete. I'm incomplete and they can't tell me why. 12/21 Call to follow-up and now I'm complete. Last one wohoo! e-mail confirmation 1/12
NU -- Website says i went complete 12/20. Previously it said 11/14. Confused.

2005 Chiasu % (based on 167 LSAT)
AU - 87.5041 %
BC - 69.7333 %
BU - 92.8455 %
Duke - 43.0152 %
Fordham - 74.4322 %
Georgetown - 43.2295 %
NYU - 28.9796 %
Northwestern - 36.4133 %
Penn - 16.8576 %
UVA - 35.7996 %
Yale - 5.9215 %

Additional info & updates

Fordham - via e-mail
W& M - found out during my "interview" 12/4 but the letter was dated 12/1
Georgetown - 12/7 Status checker goes to "decision", not optimistic. Deferred by mail., letter dated 12/8. Promise a response by Feb 28. 2/24 Accepted to the PT Program.

Cornell - 12/8 Status checker goes to "decision", cautiously optimistic
UPDATE -- Accepted at Cornell! E-mail at 4:30pm EST and letter dated 12/4/06 in the mail same day.
Columbia - Snail mail envelope date 12/12. Sad but not surprising.
PENN - Deferred via snail mail. Letter dated 12/15, received 12/21. Waitlist by e-mail on 3/14. I think I'll be staying on. Call regarding waitlist 5/21.
GW -- call at work 12/27 (left a voicemail) saying I was accepted
BU -- 1/3/07 Phone call on my cell that I missed saying I was accepted and implying I knew this already as I package had been sent to my permanent address - shame no one is there to get the mail.
BC -- 1/4/07 Dad calls to say package has arrived. I'm in!
Northwestern -- e-mail saying my letter would be available on the status checker tomorrow! So so happy I think I might cry.
MICHIGAN -- 1/3/07 e-mail that is essentially a hold/deferral. 3/2/07 Got the waitlist e-mail. I'll be staying on.
NYU -- Rejection recieved 1/30 in a small white envelope, mailed 1/24
DUKE -- e-mail around 11am saying I'm on the waitlist. Not sure what I will do yet.
UVA - Status checker updated to say decision mailed on 3/6/07. Got the decision on 3/8 - General out of state waitlist.

Scholarships: (3 year totals)
W&M -- came with acceptance packet
Fordham -- came after e-mail acceptance with formal acceptance packet around 12/27
GW -- single sheet letter dated 1/9 arrived 1/12 Increased offer via e-mail 3/28.

Online Log of Goings On!

5/21 -- I guess my withdrawl from UPenn didn't process because I just got a call asking if I'd be interested in a place off the waitlist. I said no. It was sad, but I made my decision and I have a condo in Chicago so its final.

4/4 No longer in hiding -- I'm going to Northwestern. I might still see if they will give me some money (highly unlikely) but even 5k a year would be fantastic.

3/28/07 Going to GW tomorrow until mid afternoon then flying to NU. Withdrawing from BC after recieving $0 in financial aid.

3/27/07 Some applications are hiding for a while.

3/26/07 Headed off to Northwestern this weekend. Very excited. NU hasn't sent me any financial aid infor yet which is frustrating. I spoke with their office and they said to give it another week. Also stopping by GW on Friday.

3/12/07 - Visited Cornell this past weekend. Really like it, but I still have some reservations. That said I'm happy enough with what I saw that I'll be withdrawing from UVA and Duke waitlists.

2/27/07 -- I played around with my rankings to reflect my shifting preferences.

2/16/07 -- Sick of waiting so I decided to make some calls. Called G-Town because my status checker was being wierd and I was told the committee would make a decision on my app next week. Called Michigan and was told while there was no specific timeline to get back to deferred applicants I would most likely hear in March.

2/14/07 -- Decided to stay on the Duke waiting list, for the moment at least.

2/12/07 -- Got my financial aid package at BU. No scholarship/ grants just loans. Will withdraw as soon as I can find the form. GW's offer is better.

2/6/07 -- Haven't had any news in a while but am hoping that I hear back from some of my Deferred schools and UVA and Duke. Also sad that I didn't get a scholarship e-mail from NU but maybe since they have all my financial aid info they will send me a package on that soon.

1/17/07 -- I withdrew from AU and will withdraw shortly from W&M and Fordham. All great schools but I know I'm not going so this seems like the right thing to do.

1/16/07 Feeling the need to profess love for Northwestern. I have't even gotten the acceptance package yet and I feel special. Sending stuff via FedEx shows love and then there are all those e-mails inviting me to things. At the moment Northwestern is my favorite based on shear effort on their part.

1/13/07 GW acceptance package with a postcard to get a t-shirt. Yay! My first law school t-shirt

1/12/07 $20,000 a year from GWU. I really can't believe it.

1/10/07 - Got my acceptance package from Cornell. No mention of a scholarship so I guess if I want to go I'm going to have to pay for it all :(

1/9/2007 Disclaimer about my rankings. The more places I get into the more uncertain I become about the rankings. So take what I've put up with a grain of salt.

1/8/2007 Got a nice glossy magazine from Cornell in the mail

1/4/2007 Apparently Michigan won't be making any more decisions until mid-January because of Proposition 2. I don't like this.

1/3/2007 E-mail from Michigan saying they have reviewed my app but are unable to render a decision yet. I know they are trying to appease my anxiety but its not really helping.

1/2/2007 Happy New Year! I decided to put in my preference ranking for those schools I've gotten a yes/no decision from. Keep in mind some schools get the same ranking.

12/19 I'm expecting decisions from Penn, BC this week and BU and GW quite soon. The waiting is really getting to me. I've been reordering my school preferences. I have a short list of about 4 schools that if I get into any of them I'm going to withdraw from between 7 and 10 of my schools.

12/14 Found out that Columbia has started sending deferral and rejection letters. Now I am sad. I guess i just hope its a deferral and not a rejection. Columbia you're still my first choice!

12/4 Realized I messed up the dates to start sending my acceptances/rejections to my permanent address and I think everything is going there. Good to know there is no one there to let me know what it says. Oh well.

11/30 Got William and Mary invite to meet the Assistant Dean in DC on Monday. So excited. Can't wait. Rescheduled my Northwestern interview for Friday evening after work. Wohoo.

11/20 Last application sent. I can't believe it took me so long to write that last essay. Grr.

11/15 Started deleating the very end of this because its too long. Realized I forgot to send the Duke Scholarship form -- in the mail today. Maybe now I will go complete.

11/14 Got sick over the weekend and the apps didn't happen. I did at least get BU done. Now just NYU remains. This week. Complete at Northwestern even though I haven't had my alumni interview which I indicated I had requested on the form. Weird.

11/10 I'm finishing my last two applications this weekend. I'm embarrased it has taken me this long to get to them. But before I panic I tell myself that I'm still reasonably early in the game.

11/7 My goal was to be complete everywhere by 11/15. I'm not going to make it everywhere but most places. I'm hoping to have a decision by early Dec. but that might be too optimistic.

11/2 I'm complete somewhere. I'm so happy. Also my friend got itno Georgetown ED yesterday so that is cool. Now I wish I would go complete at my other EA/ED schools to which I sent applications earlier than Virginia!

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Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your message! You definitely sound in the same boat as me--testing high in practice, testing poorly in reality. I freaked out the day of my first two exams, and what helped me get my top score was studying with lots of distractions. I could ace the test in my apartment--a quiet, controlled space. But try studying in coffeeshops, libraries that are busy, etc. and that could really help. Once you get used to the distractions, it makes taking the real test, when there could be odd disturbances, much easier. I would also recommend doing a prep course, not for the testing strategies but for the 4-6 formal, timed exams that you get to take as part of the course. By the time the real test comes around it's old news. Hope this helps!

Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm not sure why my earlier message went through twice.. But I would also add that you shouldn't do an addendum unless you have a really good reason for your earlier score. At least that's my theory. My only excuse is nerves, which isn't much of an excuse at all. I chose to let my numbers speak for themselves, and so far I've been doing okay.

international law programs
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

American & GW both have ranked Intl. Law programs (USNews), and I think you'd be able to get in with your current numbers. Good luck! :)

Tuesday, June 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

you go to wesleyan? bastards wouldn't let me in.

Sunday, July 30 2006 at 08:00 PM

I am taking the LSAT in Oct. I saw that you had taken the LSAT twice and had a dramatic jump. I was wondering if you had any idea the reason behind that. Did you notice a difference in difficulty? Did you Prep Differently?

yep yep
Tuesday, June 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

hahah we sure do have sports. i was actually going to play bball at wesleyan. again, if they let me in. bastards. no i probably would have hated it there...i'm too conservative.

Dual National
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I am also a dual national. Not sure how much law schools care about this, but I also mentioned it in my personal statement. Good luck, hope you get to practice in the EU and US!

Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

True, I don't think there are an overabundance of dual-nationals in law school, so it can't hurt!

good luck
Thursday, May 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm pulling for you, hopefully you can get in at Columbia. You have a really interesting profile and I will be curious to see how you end up.

Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey, i submitted my LSAC application, and American requested it the next day. (Found out via LSAC site). The next day AU e-mailed me, and said that they had received my application, and to call if I had any questions. I would call them if I were you... good luck

Wednesday, October 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, as someone else said, you might want to call... I heard from them on completeness almost immediately

numbers twin
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey good luck to you!

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

i don't know what to do with myself now that apps are over....i can't wait till december. so where'd you do your overseas work? UK?

wi mwega
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

...well depends on which Kenyan languages you know.

Re: Penn
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Nothing came by e-mail which is why I called

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

yeah--that's all i know from kikuyu-- anyhow, good luck on your cycle, maybe we'll end up at the same place

Twins! Kinda.
Thursday, May 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

Similar numbers! Hope everything goes well for you. Keeping my fingers crossed... :)

Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Fordham from a fellow LSDer.

Sunday, May 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

I haven't heard anything from NYU regarding being complete . . . you seem nice so I thought I'd ask if you had. So, errr, have you gotten any communication from them, or do they just suck?

Sunday, May 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

I feel a lot better knowing that NYU's notorious . . . hopefully it won't matter for either of us as we'll both be accepted at Columbia. :)

Wednesday, October 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

Do you feel that Georgetown letter on its way? Good luck to you!

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

did you really go to decision already?! i'm jeaous! good luck. i'm sure you'll have positive news for lsd.

Wednesday, October 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

Mine wasn't good. I hope yours is better!

Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

on Cornell!

here's to
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

holding out for upenn this week :) good luck!

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

i hope we get good news from penn soon

anything from
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

penn yet? i haven't checked my mail but i'm not home yet.

at least...
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

you're not waitlisted or rejected at penn; we still have hope! i think i'll be getting my letter in the mail today.

Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Seriously, what's with no word from Duke? I'm beginning to think they forgot about some of us...

Congrats on GW!
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Just stoppin' by :)

Saturday, July 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, we have pretty similar numbers and we both got deferred from Gtown and the hold letter from Michigan - just wanted you to know I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

on northwestern! way to go

re: my top choice
Saturday, July 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

at this point i dont even know anymore. boalt and stanford are my top choices but i am starting to panic that i applied to too many reaches and not enough safeties.

Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Scholarship- did that come in the large envelope with the printed letter (identical to the email we received), or is there some binder than I'm missing?

congrats on NU
Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

my interview is next week... hopefully joining you!

Saturday, July 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

for the congrats, it feels great to be in somewhere! here's hoping to more good news soon, for both of us!

Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

for the advice! i think it went really well... maybe i'll see you in chicago

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

this deferral business is killing me. how you holdin up?

Saturday, July 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

I received an email on 1/031/07. I do apologize for not making that evident, but I simply lack the discipline to keep my account as organized and informative as yours. Good luck with all of your apps. We may end up getting into six of the same schools... classmates maybe?

Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

yeah, i guess the 167 ain't what it used to be. hehe. it's okay though, i wasn't expecting anything from them, same with harvard. columbia was a big surprise...i'm hoping a W/L from columbia means a better chance of a deferral/acceptance from MBP (since i applied to boalt instead of virginia :-) ) I'd actually much rather go to one of them than nyu, so it works out mighty fine. i don't really know what to think of the deferral, at least it's not a rejection! so i'm going to hold out for feb 23rd....feb is going to be a LONG month...thank god i'm heading out to europe for a mini vacation next week, otherwise i'm about ready to jab my eyes out if i have to check any more status checkers/emails/mailboxes. good luck to you though! i'd think the int'l experience should help with georgetown?

re: NU or Cornell
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

I think at the moment I'm leaning toward NU because I think there are advantages to being in a city. That said Cornell is supposed to be beautiful and I will probably still visit.

Friday, June 30 2006 at 08:00 PM

I KNEW IT!!!! Super duper big time congrats on GULC PT!!! I hope you have an awesome weekend celebratng.

Friday, June 30 2006 at 08:00 PM

I KNEW IT!!!! Super duper big time congrats on GULC PT!!! I hope you have an awesome weekend celebratng.

UVA Waitlist
Sunday, January 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the message, congrats on your acceptances so far. I got a one page letter in the mail this afternoon. My status checker still hasn't been updated and I haven't gotten any emails either. I got on the "priority in-state" list. Good luck, hope you get better news.

Saturday, February 17 2007 at 07:00 PM

You're going to Cornell March 9th - right? See you then! Are you visiting any others?

See you
Sunday, June 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

at Northwestern this weekend! (I'm so excited to be visiting) ~Chandler Bing from LSD

Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on finally being settled. hope to join you ASAP!

Tuesday, July 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

we are so similar. im thinking about retaking the lsat for the third time in sept after not scoring where i want to this past june and i have a 3.75 and 166. I would sooo appreciate your advice on this. if i can get into the schools you got into, i would be very happy!! can you please email me? your advice would help me so much.

Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your excellent cycle. I have similar numbers and a some similar soft-factors and other stuff :) I was just wondering did you write a letter of continued interest to GULC after they deferred you? Thanks, and hope you are having fun in Chicago!