I like reaches. A lot.
3 years out of undergrad - 2 years FT WE and 1 year FT volunteer at a local school and other orgs.
1.29.08 - First substantive news... deferred to a second file review at UK. LOCI time. But hey, at least it's not a rejection! Wow, that first little envelope really gets your heart thumping... Regular envelope.
02.26.08 - Waitlisted at Temple. Not unexpected. I'm going to stay on the list. Given three weeks to submit the blue waitlist form and additional materials, including a "Why Temple." Regular envelope.
3.01.08 ***Middle of the night panic - applied to Indianapolis Indy after receiving an email fee waiver yesterday and Nebraska... because it seemed like a good idea. I'll probably get an acceptance today! (If I write it, it will come... right?)***
Later the same day...
OMG.... it actually happened - accepted at SLU with a Dean's Scholarship! $36,000 over 3 years. Yea! As cliche as it is, I'm going to law school. Large mailing envelope with folder inside.
Oh, rejected at UT - no biggie. I'm stunned it took them so long to say no! Waifer thin letter.
03.02.08 - Why was I so anxious to get decisions? Rejected at Maryland - not surprised, but was really hoping I'd at least be waitlisted. Oh well. Really nice letter, so that at least they let me down gently. Letter was dated 2.29.08 - thin, but not anorexic.
03.04.08 - I'm rethinking my Temple waitlist just because I'm not sure I'd love it there... any advice?
Also, status checker at Seattle says Decision Mailed - hopefully it comes soon! Ohhh... and up for review at UK again in early March per their letter... com'on UK - I really wuv you!
03.08.08 - IN at Seattle!!! Yea! Big envelope with folder inside - no mention of $$ and the materials were kinda lame. I've always wanted to live there - psyched to have the option.
03-10-08 - SQQUUUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! In at Kentucky! Large envelope with a packet of papers and personalized note from Dean Bakert. With this news, I've decided to withdraw from the Temple waitlist - there are only a few schools I would go to over UK.
03-21-08 - HOLY #$@&! WL'd at OSU? Seriously, I should have been outrighted rejected. I'm stunned! I just read about their wl and it seems impossible to get off of but still, they didn't say no!
In other news, UK has been doing an AMAZING job of making me feel loved... emails and snail mail every other day. Nicely played UK... really, well done.
03.28.08 - Accepted at IU-Indy. Four pages of paper folded in half.
That pretty much sums up how I feel about it, too. However, they did move UP in the rankings! Yay!
03.31.08 - Accepted at Kansas via phone call. I'm not really a phone type of girl, but still... it was my first and it was fun! Formal letter and more information on the way.
Hhhhmmmm... so at the moment, KU or UK? Advice, anyone?
04.07.08 - So, lots of updates. First off, I went to visit KU this weekend because to attend there, I needed to be sold on it. Although the downtown is nice and the people friendly, there was really no magic there for me. The school seemed kinda dingy and the tour guide didn't really sell the place. Learned a few really interesting things though so if anyone wants some info, leave me message. Lots of good info on doggie daycare/vets especially. Not withdrawing quite yet, but I'm almost 100% sure it's UK over KU.
Accepted at Nebraska - fun! Probably wouldn't really fly with me though as I didn't really care for the KU atmosphere and I imagine that to some extent they are very similar. Still, thanks Nebraska for the (quick) acceptance - I'm going to do some more research before I for sure say no.
Decided to withdraw from IU - Indy.
And last, the waitlist letter from WUSTL. Oh WashU, you are killing me. I'd sell my soul to attend class in your hallowed halls... a rejection might have been easier to handle! But, a wl it is so I'm not going down with a fight. Going to visit and profess my undying love in person. And call them everyday until they take me or send Guido to get rid of me. And, if that doesn't work, I think I'll be really happy as a wildcat.
04.09.08 - Cycle is nearing the end. Rejected by BAMA today - not surprised. Kinda thought I might at least get a wl, but whatever.
Also, got an email from Case Western... placing my file on hold and they hope to have a decision for me by LATE May. They've got to be kidding me with this crap. Withdrawing. Also, not staying on OSU waitlist... odds are against me and it's not worth the mental stress of "what if they call tomorrow, etc." WUSTL is the only school allowed to do that to me. :)
04.11.08 - Sent in seat deposit to UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not putting the "A" up just yet, but it's pretty much a done deal. Unless UW would like to say yes...
04.14.08 - Withdrew from KU and UNL. I've been anticipating my rejection from Wisconsin for 3 days now... oh little envelope, where are you??
04.16.08 - Still nothing from Wisconsin, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a no from other LSN profiles (and Chiashu). Still, I'm gonna wait out the decision. ASU, though pretty and shiny in its brochure, means nothing to me. I'm not sure IU-B knows I exist and I'm pretty sure the town is too small for me. Sooo....
taking the plunge.
The "A" is up. YAY!
This hellacious process might just be over. For good.
04.19.08 - Received notice of a non-resident scholarship of $7,500/year at IU-Indy. Renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I maintain a 3.3 GPA. Very nice of them... withdrew already, but very nice. I wish I'd known about this though - I already emailed UK for scholarship money and this would have been a bit more leverage!
04.23.08 - Rejected at Wisconsin. No one is surprised.
So, it's officially over. I wouldn't go to ASU and I'm not sure IU-B knows I exist.
And, I didn't send in my WashU waitlist form. For those of you who have watched my cycle, you might know that I would have given major body organs to go there but I guess the waitlist (and the tiny chance of getting off of it) really sealed the deal on KY. My life got busy and I actually just forgot about sending in the form, an LOCI, etc. Oh well... maybe it's my subconcious just saying to let it go.
And I did.
UK, here I come.
05.09.08 - Looks like IU-B knew I existed after all.
05.14.08 - End Scene.