8/20/2007 - My application to UC will be a dual degree app to the JD/MA Women's Studies program. I'll post my GRE score when I take next week.
9/04/2007 - I sent a bunch in today. So, now begins the waiting.
9/05/2007 - I called Loyola NO to ask them why their application isn't available on LSAC's site. They said it was a glitch and it should be up by the end of the week. I'll turn it in as soon as it is available. Then I have to wait till the 15th to turn in Santa Clara. I'll be happy to just sit back and see what happens at that point.
-e-mail from UC confirming my application has arrived and will be complete once my LSDAS report arrives. corresponded regarding getting a viewbook which led to an offer for a tour and sitting in on a first year class.
9/20/2007 - As of the 17th I have everything turned in except my certificate and money to Loy NO and Rutgers. I'll be sending those tomorrow. I'm pretty anxious to get an e-mail from some of these places to let me know they're beginning their reviews, but am suspecting that won't happen for a bit longer.
9/24/2007 - Today I'm sending in my supplementary application to the Law and Public Policy Program at Catholic. Requires separate statement concerning career goals and how you'd be an asset to the program. I was waitisted here last year. Hoping this time i'll get in, and get into this program. I'd be a great fit, as far as I can tell.
10/19/2007 - Deferred at Miami. I'm not sure what the point of the EA is, if they can just defer you anyways?
10/22/2007 - Just now got an e-mail from Rutgers saying I was complete and that it would be six to eight weeks. They ordered my LSDAS over a month ago and my dean's certification hasn't reached them via the mail (since I just mailed it this morning), so I don't understand how I could possibly be complete. Why is this process so mysterious?
10/24/2007 - E-mail from Tulane telling me I was "complete" and that files are reviewed in order they are complete starting in November. However, it said that notifications aren't necessarily made in that same order.
I also talked to DePaul to check on my application. They said I could expect something around Thanksgiving.
10/24/2007 - E-mail from CUA saying I'm complete.
Today I mailed letter to Miami letting them know I'm still really interested and talking about my characteristics/experiences as a student and why I'd be great to have in class (the committe is made up primarily of Profs).
I also sent a 2 page letter to Santa Clara letting them know that I am now working 60-70 hours a week instead of 40 and also talking about some circumstances which I think led my stats to be less than communicative of my abilities as a student and my likelihood to succeed (basically an addendum). I am not writing one of these for every school because If my numbers aren't below their median I think it would probably just look odd to be giving reasons for a GPA and LSAT that aren't really horrible in the first place.
Alright. Cincinnati is the only place that hasn't ordered my LSDAS report. I needed them to forward some information on to another dept in their grad school, so replied to an e-mail I got saying they had requested it. Then, they e-mailed me back and said there was an "error" and it hasn't been able to be requested because their system wasn't working. So, it was supposedly going to be back up yesterday. They still haven't ordered it. Partially this makes me angry because I got an e-mail saying that it was on its way, when in reality it wasn't. And the other part is that I need them to send two items on to another department and I want my app there to be completed as well! It's really getting frustrating.
I am going to an open house tomorrow afternoon at the Law School, and I'm really hoping that I can get it straightened out face to face. Ugh.
11/20/2007 - The open house at UC College of Law was actually pretty good. It was somewhat apparent that they knew who was coming in that day. The dean of admissions kept reiterating that he had gone over applications that morning before the open house. I tried to ask some intelligent questions. They were really playing up their clinics/institutes/centers. Unfortunately, they didn't talk much about the one I am interested in, the Domestic Violence Clinic, and there wasn't anyone on the student panael who had participated in it. The facilities were pretty nice, compared to what I had expected. It's not lavish, but it's more than functional. Sitting in that lecture room with the notes from Property on the board...yeah, it definitely felt right. I can really picture myself there.
Admittedly I sometimes hope I am not admitted as getting in there will make going anywhere else a big expensive adventure (UC will be half the cost of anywhere else I applied). And, it's one of the best schools I applied to rankings-wise.
But, I'm still below the median there, so I shouldn't be getting so invested in the idea anyway.
Cincinnati has still not ordered my LSDAS report...seriously.
Rutgers says I'm with the committee via phone.
DePaul has confirmed I'm with the committee via phone.
I hope to hear from Suffolk soon as the LSAT range for notified applicants is creeping closer and closer to mine.
Catholic will notify by mid December.
Santa Clara should follow closely.
Kind of freaking out because I just realized I never got the "complete" e-mail from Santa Clara. Today is the last day to go complete to be included with the early action crowd. As soon as people in California are awake I can call. Ugh.
Well UC finally worked out the glitch with my LSDAS report. My file is with the Committee, and there's a possibility I will hear by Christmas, says my contact in their admissions office.
Santa Clara will be mailing early action decisions the week of 12/15 (that's this Friday). Catholic will make a decision concerning my file by 12/14. So, if I don't hear anything this week, next week should be busy.
I'm a little confused as to why I have not heard from DePaul, as I confirmed that I was with the committee about five weeks ago and they're supposed to take 3-4 weeks to give you an answer. They have sent out a lot of rejections this week, so, mayabe i'll get my very own rejection today. : (
My fiance has been laid off from his mortgage industry job (thank you adjustable rate mortgages!) for several months. He FINALLY got a job offer yesterday. So, I'm hoping that this hellish year, at its end, will mean a change of luck for both of us.
I got an e-mail from CUA's director of financial aid yesterday just letting me know that they will send out e-mails about financial aid to admitted students in January and that the are "looking forward to working with me." It was so vague...while it seems like it's not bad news I'm trying to ignore the fact that it sounds like I'm admitted until I know for sure. There should be a law against communicating about financial aid and saying vague things that make you think you're admitted before they actually send you a decision. It's criminally anxiety inducing, that's for sure.
Well, CUA followed up with an e-mail to let everyone know that that the financial aid e-mail was not indicative of a decision on your file...ha.
Called DePaul today as I'm wondering why I haven't heard anything. I've been under review for at least 3 weeks and they have a 2-3 week timeiline. Admissions said, "Let's see, you're in Ohio (pause) you can probably expect a decision in about a week." So mysitical.
Well, the guy at DePaul is a liar. I got a waitlist in the mail today. It's as good as a rejection to me since they'll give me no money off the waitlist and since it will be difficult for me to be able to wait until the Summer to decide where to go (my husband will need to be able to look for jobs or we'll be living in a cardboard box). Wow. Today stinks.
Lots of speculation on the Catholic situation. Bottom line is that wasn't the end of the EA acceptances.
People are getting very touchy around here. Sentiments of entitlement distinctly increase the elitism fostered by this profession within this profession. God forbid you become an attorney to actually better this world. You haven't time when your only concern is appearing to care exactly the right amount about where you are even admitted to law school, while also looking cool enough to not have to worry at all. Jeeze...
All the acceptances coming out of Santa Clara appear to be going to people in California...what's up with that. Show some Ohio love.
Deferred at Santa Clara. Thin white envelope. Sounds better than a rejection to me.
CUA says they sent out all the decisions EA on friday on their admissions blog. It should take until tomorrow to reach Ohio from D.C. Hopefully it will be good news.
Well this year is playing out pretty much exactly like last year. I was waitlisted at Catholic, recieved small white envelope today.
I know they'll give no aid if I get in off the waitlist. And, I also know I'd have to wait until well into the Summer...which isn't really possible for me this time around. I am pretty much devistated. I applied there last year, and improved, but still the same old form letter response. I am feeling like I won't get accepted anywhere (which is dumb with places like LOY NO on my list). All I wanted for Christmas was an acceptance, and now, I just don't think it's going to happen.
Well, I got an acceptance on Christmas Eve (just in time to fufull my Christmas wish) from Loyola NO. Although this is certainly not my first choice, I am so happy to know that no matter what else happens I have the option of living, working, and studying in New Orleans for the next few years. I am very excited about the prospects for practical experience in public interest work. Although there are things that are not appealing about NO (i.e. crime), it would be amazing, despite the risks, to be a part of this vital time for the city in terms of rebuilding both physically and emotionally.
Got the rejection from Tulane two days ago. I wasn't expecting anything different, so I'm not too dissapointed. I was surprised to see that they highly recommended interested students to consider transferring in their rejection letter. It was really nice. And, if I ended up at Loyola NO transfering would always be an option to explore. I'm so anxious to hear from some other places, and wondering when these two deferrals might get back to me as I would love to start making plans to move and helping my finace look for jobs.
Talked to my contact at Cincinnati. My letter is being mailed today. I'll say she didn't sound too enthusiastic so I'm goin to go ahead and prepare myself for bad news.
Rejected at Univ. of Cincinnati. No dual degree, and definitely no staying in Ohio. This brings another world fo complication to this decision making process, because now my finace will have to find a new job, too. He reassures me that even if what he ends up doing isn't amazing at first, he's happy to know that I'll be pursuing this and it doesn't matter. Still...it's complicated.
Really need to hear from Suffolk, Villanova, etc get so I can starting narrowing this down.