bobbijo2 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 09/28/05 Rec: 09/29/05 Comp: 12/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Ohio State University Accepted W Type: RA $39,000 Sent: 10/15/05 Rec: 10/16/05 Comp: 10/26/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/05 Upd: 18 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/04/05 Rec: 11/05/05 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted A Type: $60,000 Sent: 10/23/05 Rec: 10/24/05 Comp: 11/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/05 Upd: 18 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/11/05 Rec: 10/12/05 Comp: 11/30/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/05 Upd: 18 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: Sent: 09/28/05 Rec: 09/29/05 Comp: 10/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/04/05 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 174
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.79
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of stuff.

Additional info & updates

It is PENN.

Georgetown: WITHDRAWN - Georgetown letter came in a #10 cream envelope on 11/4/05 (dated 11/1/05) with handwritten note at the bottom. My online status didn't say "decision" until sometime in December. (I did go "complete" on the online status check but don't remember when - I estimated the date) 1/30/06 -- Received a packet touting the international law program and a booklet with information about each of the law center's faculty members. 2/2/06: Received invitation to apply for the Dean's Scholarship (up to full tuition for all three years). 2/6/06: Received email reiterating invitation to apply for the Dean's Scholarship from Andy Cornblatt. Also on 2/6/06 received Administrative Procedures Packet with information about tuition deposit, dean's certification form, academic calendar, immunization form (?!), etc. I will have to take a closer look at this later. 2/24/06: Mailed my withdrawal form. I used the form provided in the adminstrative procedures packet. How sad. :S 2/28/06: Received a large admissions binder and keychain in the mail. It must have crossed in the mail with my withdrawal letter. Also received an email from the Dean letting me know I didn't get a Dean's Scholarship (which was expected because I didn't apply, knowing I would be withdrawing). Later got an email apologizing that I received a rejection email when I didn't apply.

OSU: WITHDRAWN - Website showed "decision" on 12/2/05 and I got a call from an admissions officer later that day. Separate letters (#10 envelopes) arrived at both my home and my permanent address on 12/8/05. Scholarship letter received 12/27/05. 3/14/06: Invitation by email to apply for women's scholarship. 3/27/06: Package with a "resource book" in it with all sorts of in-depth information about the school. 3/28/06: Participated in online chat and gained some helpful tidbits of info (like how to check your financial aid status early). 3/29/06: Financial aid information came today in the mail. I got no need based aid, which isn't surprising. 4/15/06: Effectively withdrew when I didn't mail in the deposit by today's deadline. 5/9/06: They sent me a letter telling me that I have effectively withdrawn and if they made a mistake to let them know.

University of Pennsylvania: ATTENDING -- Received a phone call 12/20/05. Official acceptance letter to follow this week and admissions package will come at the beginning of January. Merit scholarships to be awarded shortly after March 1st. Yes, I wrote the "Why Penn" essay. Acceptance letter, brochure and "Philadelphia" magazine received 12/27/05. 1/23/06: received blue portfolio with law school handbook, coursebook, financial aid information, housing guide, and other related materials. This has been very helpful. 2/3/06: received additional financial aid info (for graduate school, not specific to law school) to "put in my portfolio". So I did. 2/9/06: Received email invitation to apply for a Wilson Scholarship. 2/11/06: Received faculty booklet by mail. 2/13/06: Received invitation to apply for a Wilson Scholarship by mail. Will have to get started on that essay later this week. 2/16/06: Received email from UPenn students about "why Penn." 2/23/06: Sent in my Wilson Scholarship essay by mail. 3/1/06: It must have been good, because I just got awarded the Wilson Scholarship! It's $20,000/yr for all three years. The prompt I chose was to talk about a student organization that I would initiate there. Was notified by email. 3/4/06: Received formal notification of Wilson Scholarship by mail. Deadline to accept scholarship is April 15th, meaning there is a light at the end of the tunnel... 3/9/06: Received email confirming my attendance at the admitted students weekend in a couple of weeks. 3/24-25/06: Went to admitted students' weekend and was, unfortunately, not very impressed. I liked the public service portions of the program but was a little irritated with the immaturity of many of the admitted students. I felt old, and I haven't been out of school for that long. 4/3/06: Called and left a message to check and make sure my financial aid information got submitted OK and to ask when I might hear back (since I am on a short timeline here). Still haven't received a response. 4/14/06: Faxed and mail my scholarship acceptance. I will mail my deposit next week as soon as I confirm the scholarship paperwork went through OK. 4/17/06: Called the Adm/FA office to confirm my paperwork went through so I can send in my deposit and withdraw from my other schools. No one called me back. 4/18/06: Emailed the FA office and got a confirmation that my scholarship is mine - within three minutes. Also, they returned my call from yesterday, so they get double points from me. If you are going to contact them, definitely try email as it seems to be the best route. 4/24/06: Got email that deposit check was received and I am good to go. Orientation starts August 31st apparently. Update as of beginning of August: School requests extensive immunization documentation, two passport photos (for ID card and Facebook), another transcript directly from school, dean certification form, and proof of health insurance (or enrollment in their program) before classes start. I have taken care of all of this except the health insurance. Optional orientation starts the Sunday night before required orientation. Classes will start the Monday after Labor Day.

Harvard: WITHDRAWN -- I heard back from Harvard that my application was incomplete right before Thanksgiving due to the fact that my UG school didn't ever send out my dean certification form. I had to go back through that process before my application went complete. The postcard that I had included with the dean certification form came back 12/7/05, and I heard from Harvard that my application was complete on 12/16/05. Email from Harvard 12/20 about phone interview. Interview on 12/21. It lasted about 10-15 minutes. It appears I am in Harvard purgatory for the time being. 2/21/06: No longer in purgatory. I am on "hold." Wait, that still really seems like purgatory... 3/13/06: I sent in my Harvard update letter. I forgot to mention that I was working on a deadline. Oh well. 3/31/06: Emailed Harvard admissions office to let them know that I was facing a scholarship deadline. They responded in fifteen minutes and told me that there was basically nothing they could do about it and that it was possible they could let me know before April 15th but most likely my application wouldn't be decided upon until late April/early May. I did let them know in my email that I had received an interview call in December and that I got my hold letter in February. Honestly, I think the response I got was a "stock" response (my boss made that pun up, haha). 4/14/06: Called to see if there had been any decision on my application. The lady told me that no decisions had been made on hold applications. She didn't even look up my file, which is irritating, especially since I *know* that decisions have been made on *some* hold files due to this website. How frustrating. 4/18/06: After confirming my scholarship went through at Penn, I tried to withdraw from Harvard by email but they wouldn't accept it unless it was in writing. So, I mailed them a letter. They say they will confirm in writing that my application has been withdrawn. 5/9/06: They confirmed that I was withdrawn by mail.

Yale: REJECTED -- Yale did not go complete until 2/10/06. I emailed them in mid-January to check and make sure it was complete before they gave me an answer. It took a few weeks for them to get back to me. They say that it shouldn't hurt my chances at a decision, but to be honest, I'm not all that convinced. Hopefully it will all work out okay. 3/4/06: Sent email to Yale notifying them that I am working under an April 15th deadline due to the Wilson Scholarship at Penn. No response. 3/7/06: Got an email noting that my decision was still pending and inviting me to an admissions chat on 3/9/06. I will probably go. 3/9/06: Couldn't access the chat from my work computer but at least I tried. 4/14/06: No one had answered my email from March noting that I had a scholarship deadline. No one answered my several phone calls to the office today (may have been out for Good Friday?). No one returned the voice mail I left. So, no decision before my Penn scholarship deadline. How frustrating. 4/17/06: Dinged by mail in a small cream envelope. Saves me from sending in my withdrawal and interestingly enough, doesn't hurt at all.

University of Michigan: WITHDRAWN - UMich sent an email 1/17/06 saying my application had already been reviewed at least once but no decision had been made yet. They were asking for more information, if I had any. I'm taking this as a deferral for now. Update: 1/18/06 faxed letter to admissions office with an update of what I've been doing lately. For whatever it's worth, I wrote one of the optional essays but not the "Why Michigan" essay. 2/27/06: Emailed my withdrawal to UMich today for family reasons and received a response by email a few hours later acknowledging my withdrawal. 3/3/06: Got an email asking if I wanted to go on the waitlist. (Um, no, actually, I already withdrew, thanks!) I think this school was seriously basing my condition on receiving a "Why Michigan" essay. Unfortunately, , I just couldn't muster up a whole page of one to turn in. I guess it was fate.

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Harvard
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on Harvard! I am totally rooting for you! Also, I would give Yale a call if I were you. The ad comm office is super nice and i am betting you submitted some time around when I did (and I went complete relatively quick)

thanks
Friday, September 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

and good luck to you too! this waiting is killing me...:-/

umich
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

for real? that is an insane deferral...it's cold there anyway =P and you are getting into harvard!

thanks!
Friday, September 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

the wait was totally worth it. congrats to you on your acceptances!

re: your comment
Thursday, March 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

no mine's a levy...i just guestimated the amount...

H
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

oh I wish! he needs to make more calls today! fingers crossed we get in, preferably soon!

oh and
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

i would shoot toby a quick email mentioning your deadline. i think you will get in so hopefully that woudl push it along

"updated stuff "
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

can you please send me an email about what you said in your letter to update your file... such as what you have been doing since you applied. ect. (i saw your post on LSD) i really really appreciate it!

wow
Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Getting close there? I have a 4/21 scholarship deadline at Penn, so I'm waiting until the last possible second and assume you are too. When I called Harvard earlier this week for an update, their response was nearly verbatim of what they e-mailed you. I, as of now, am leaning towards Penn but visited on my own and not during an admitted students event. I'm interested in what you have to say about it. So if you find the time at all, just send a quick message. Thanks

wow
Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Getting close there? I have a 4/21 scholarship deadline at Penn, so I'm waiting until the last possible second and assume you are too. When I called Harvard earlier this week for an update, their response was nearly verbatim of what they e-mailed you. I, as of now, am leaning towards Penn but visited on my own and not during an admitted students event. I'm interested in what you have to say about it. So if you find the time at all, just send a quick message. Thanks

wow
Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Getting close there? I have a 4/21 scholarship deadline at Penn, so I'm waiting until the last possible second and assume you are too. When I called Harvard earlier this week for an update, their response was nearly verbatim of what they e-mailed you. I, as of now, am leaning towards Penn but visited on my own and not during an admitted students event. I'm interested in what you have to say about it. So if you find the time at all, just send a quick message. Thanks

wow
Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Getting close there? I have a 4/21 scholarship deadline at Penn, so I'm waiting until the last possible second and assume you are too. When I called Harvard earlier this week for an update, their response was nearly verbatim of what they e-mailed you. I, as of now, am leaning towards Penn but visited on my own and not during an admitted students event. I'm interested in what you have to say about it. So if you find the time at all, just send a quick message. Thanks

Penn
Sunday, October 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hello to another Penn 0L, and congrats on the scholarship. I'm four years out of school, too, so I also was looking for a school that had a decent amount of students who'd taken some time off between UG and LS. I agree that some of the admitted students at Penn seemed very young (both look-wise and behavior-wise), but I thought the current students were an impressive bunch... more so the students in the class I sat in on than anyone on the student panels. Looking around a class, I definitely saw a few spots of gray hair, so I'm sure we won't be the oldest : ) Plus, all the babies will likely be in the dorms, which us older folk will be elsewhere (for me, that's Center City, but I'm guessing you're moving to the suburbs). Looking forward to meeting you, and everyone else from here and LSD... once it gets closer to orientation, I was thinking we should all get together to grab a drink (or in your case... a coffee?).