Sent = Submitted via LSAC.
Received = Email confirmation or LSDAS report requested.
Complete = Email confirmation or change in status checker.
Decision = Received decision.
2/14 - All apps in! FINALLY!
3/6 - Getting antsy waiting to hear I am complete at the schools... I called ND and GW and found out I was complete after hearing that they don't send out a notice.
3/12 - Received a little green postcard from BU today notifying me that I am complete; dated 3-7-07. Now I am just waiting to hear if I am complete at WashU. I assume I am, but a little notification would be nice. The one empty box is kind of annoying me.
3/14 - IN AT LOYOLA--MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE!! Got a call from Dean Bloomquist tonight (went to voicemail) saying I'm in and will be receiving my package by the end of this week. Also was informed that I am a scholarship recipient and will be getting details on that in the mail. Accepted Students weekend is next weekend and seeing as how I live in Chicago, it shouldn't be difficult to make it.
3/15 - Emailed WashU last night to find out if I was complete and got an email back this morning saying that I have been complete since 2/22. I guess they don't automatically notify you when you go complete.
3/15 - Received package from Loyola in the mail (small, but thick, white envelope) explaining that they will give me $22,000 per year as part of my honors-at-entrance scholarship!
3/22 - Received a small white envelope from Emory notifying me of my position on the waitlist. The letter said that after May 15th, I can call to find out my ranking on the waitlist , and then I can decide from there if I want to stay on it. I was a little surprised about being waitlisted because I thought I had a decent chance, but I think Emory probably averages the two LSAT scores. In that case, I'd only have a 161.5, and then I guess the waitlist makes more sense... Ah well, I'll wait it out I suppose.
3/23 - Aw man, another waitlist. I'm starting to feel horrible about the late turn in of apps. Anyway, WAITLISTED AT BU, and apparently they will notify me of a decision as early as May. This is frustrating, but I guess I should learn to be patient since I am borderline at a lot of these schools. The letter came in a small, white envelope, which is never too assuring. At least I wasn't outright rejected...?? Man this is tough because you just wish you could tell schools you'll work your ass off if you are there and do better than half of the rest of the class... ah well, guess that's what you're supposed to show them with the LSAT...
In other news, went to the LOYOLA honors reception tonight and met tons of cool people... definitely had an amazing time... the open bar didn't hurt :) Feeling good about things and excited for Discover Loyola Day tomorrow!
3/24 - Went to Discover Loyola today and had a good time. I like the part of Chicago the school is in, and it's appealing to me because I'd love to work in Chicago after graduating. I know of some ppl who went to Loyola and transferred into NU after doing well their first year. Perhaps that would be an option if I did well...
3/28 - Bittersweet past hour for me. I was on my way home from work when I got a voicemail from the dean of U of MINNESOTA saying I'm in. That was exciting because it's top 20. Then, I get home to a very tiny envelope from NOTRE DAME. That bummed me out because I had been very excited about the possibility of going there. With MN ranked 19th and ND at 28th, I thought I had a better shot at ND. Ah well, I guess the whole process is a little random. Anyway, looking forward to seeing how the money from MN compares to Loyola.
3/30 - WAITLISTED AT WASHU. I received a very nice email this afternoon notifying me of my position on the waitlist. The letter commented on my "high credentials" and said that they do expect to be offering spots to applicants on the waitlist this year. All in all, a very nice email. They said my letter should be arriving in the mail soon. I plan to stay on the waitlist.
4/2 - ACCEPTED TO WISCONSIN via deceivingly small, white envelope. Excited because this is where my twin sister went to undergrad and Madison is a fun place. However, not sure if this makes as much sense for me as Loyola (due to its placement in Chicago and the money) and Minnesota (bc I'll get instate tuition there and be close to home). I'm excited to check out the accepted students weekend April 13-14th, but it will have to really be fabulous to persuade me to leave Chicago.
4/5 - REJECTED FROM NORTHWESTERN. Although this was to be expected, that really doesn't help soften the blow. I went to Northwestern for undergrad and absolutely loved it. I just kept thinking that someone has to make up their bottom 25%, why can't that be me?? Anyway, this is also frustrating because it's important to me to stay in Chicago, and now my sole Chicago school is Loyola. Right now I am contemplating taking the $22,000 from Loyola for the first year, going there, trying to do well, and attempting to transfer into NU. If that doesn't happen, then it just wasn't meant to be...
4/7 - REJECTED FROM BOSTON COLLEGE. Wasn't too surprised by this but had thought I might get waitlisted. Not upset about it though because I've kinda been getting excited about Loyola and Minnesota. Boston would be very far away from my friends and family, and I just haven't thought it would be worth it. However, I am still curious to hear back from GW. I don't think I'll get in, but if I do, I'd like to go visit.
4/22 - Went home to MN for the weekend to look at the UofM and liked it a lot. Very pretty buildings and campus. I just don't like Mpls as much as Chicago, so I am leaning toward Loyola. I returned to find out I was rejected from GW. I wasn't surprised. I plan to withdraw from Wisconsin and Emory. I may wait a bit longer for WashU and BU...
4/30 - After much debate, I decided to withdraw my Minnesota app. I loved the school when I visited and I know it has a great reputation as a national school, but I just do not think those advantages outweigh the benefits of Loyola--in the city I want to practice, lots of scholarhip money, and great regional reputation. At all of the ASWeekends, the students talked about how you should maintain a social life, etc. while in school. Chicago is where my twin sister is, my college friends and post college friends are, and my law firm connections are. To me, staying here just makes more sense. I do plan to continue to see if I get off the WashU or BU waitlists, but I am tentatively planning on Loyola.
5/6 - Tentatively planning on Loyola! Debating whether or not to stay on any waitlists... may just withdraw them all.