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!