7-19-07, Signed, sealed, delivered. CYCLE COMPLETE. I'm attending Northwestern and thrilled to have the opportunity to do so. I've got my apartment in Chicago all set, and withdrew today from Cornell. At long last -- almost 10 months after I sent my first one out -- I have no outstanding applications.
(Just to be clear, since NU seems to be moving on their WL again today, I was accepted off the WL in late May)
6/06 Mailing from WUSTL suggesting I apply. Also under consideration for applications: Univ. Wisconsin, W&M, Emory, and Univ. Minnesota.
8/06 fee waivers from a bunch of random schools I won't be applying to.
9/26/06 Received fee waiver from GWU. Solid.
10/22/06 applied electronically to several schools now that my PS and other supporting materials are completed.... Will be applying to other schools as soon as I'm done with their supplemental essays.
10/28/06 I officially heart schools that let applicants do everything online (including payment). Schools that don't... well, not so much.
10/30/06 Only two applications to go -- both will require additional work above and beyond the materials I've already developed. Over/under on when I'll hear from the first school... I'll guess December 11th.
11/3/06 Complete at Georgetown (same), Vanderbilt (via e-mail), and Minnesota (via e-mail). WUSTL, and Cornell seem to be a bit slow in requesting my file from LSDAS.
11/25/06 received a mailing from WUSTL indicating they have everything they need to consider my file. On the advice of some folks in the legal world, I may add applications to American & George Mason.
11/27/06 complete at GW via phone call -- apparently they don't send anything to tell you, but if you call you can find out pretty easily.
12/6/06 complete at GMU via e-mail. They say a decision is not likely until mid to late January.
Decision dates = date received
12/12/06... back from a trip and only one piece of law school mail. Deferred at UM-Twin Cities. Not sure what to make of that. Letter dated 12-6.
12/15/06... Georgetown status checker just went to "Decision." Not going to lie, I'm driving home extra fast tonight to check the mail.
12/18/06... Dinged at BC (white 8.5x4 envelope), not surprised based on their prior-year data and a seemingly high emphasis on GPA as opposed to LSAT.
12/19/06... deferred at Georgetown. White 8.5x4 envelope. Scared shitless that it was a rejection when I saw the envelope. Not sure about strategy yet, but I'll be making a full court press with Georgetown in the weeks ahead.
12/23/06... deferred at Cornell via small 8.5x4 envelope. Expected a ding, so this works just fine for me. I will be sending in the card expressing continued interest, but I am sort of lukewarm about how long I will now be waiting for a full decision (March or later!).
12/30/06... accepted at Ohio State via a 8.5x4 envelope. No word yet on scholarships. (revised: Ohio State extended a very generous multi-part scholarship offer via mail... I've plugged in $1 into the box here on LSN, because I will not be disclosing scholarship offer amounts online until after the cycle is over.
1/12/07... in at Minnesota-Twin Cities via phone call after being deferred in mid December. Nice! A few days later I received a packet via mail outlining scholarship info (sweet!) and other details. As with all other offers, I will not be posting actual dollar amounts until the cycle is complete.
1/23/07... big, dark yellow acceptance package from GW for their part time division. HECK YEAH. Nice note from the dean about my background on the bottom, and a lot of things to read through.
1/24/07... In at WUSTL via e-mail. Details to come via snail-mail apparently. Hooray!
2/2/07... Waitlisted at Vanderbilt. Decision came in a small 8.5x4 white envelope. I will be expressing continued interest, as Vandy is among my top choices. Hear the QOL there is awesome and the professors are top drawer as well.
2/14/07...in at George Mason via a large 8.5x11 envelope. Ship it holla! I requested the PT program, but I'm in full time. Hmmm... I'll have to call them about that. I assume they will let me switch if I matriculate.
2/28/07... complete at NU. That was quick.
3/2/07... Preferred waitlist at GULC via a nice, one page letter in a cream colored 8.5x4 envelope. When I saw the envelope my heart sunk, as I had heard these were the ones for rejections -- so I was relieved to say the least when I saw the PWL indication. I will be making a full court press to convert this into an acceptance. [edit to add, this was a "PPWL" using LSD terminology]
4-6-07, I've finally received at least some kind of initial decision at all of my schools.
4-11-07, Withdrew from Minnesota, Wash. U, George Mason, Ohio State, and Case. Deposit is in at GWU for their part time division, though I will take a serious look at any offers I get from my waitlist schools.
4-17-07, holy freaking crap in at Cornell via e-mail.
5-17-07, second deposit in at Cornell.
5-25-07, Northwestern comes through. And to think I almost didn't apply. Behold, splitter power! Wow what a day!!
5-29-07, After quite a bit of deliberation, it looks like I'll be sending my $500 deposit to NU and withdrawing from Cornell at some point. (still haven't yet as of 6/28)
6-07-07, GULC says they're full in an e-mail to waitlisted folks. Sad to say so, but I'm withdrawing.
6-9-07- My info is back up. I'm just elated at the acceptances I've got so far, and anything further would be icing on the cake. I've got the "A" for attending up next to NU, but I will still give very serious consideration to UVa if they offer. Did I mention I think Northwestern is just flat out awesome? Can't wait to start there in the fall.
6-12-07, U.Va via phone call. Hmmmmm.
6-15-07, informally withdrew from GW PT on their 2nd deposit deadline by not sending in a check. Really liked it when I visited and would have been happy if I had ended up there. Good luck to those on the WL!!
6-20-07, formally withdrew from GW after receiving an e-mail asking if I was still planning to attend. GW is a great school with a fantastic admissions staff, and I wish everyone heading there or waiting on seats the best. Also, after some thought I've decided to let the U.Va offer pass... NU is just going to be a better fit.
7-7-07, we're just about wrapped up folks. I'm still sitting on two acceptances and one waitlist, but expect all that to change come Tuesday. For the Cornell WL people stalking me (yes, I know you are...), I do hope to withdraw on the 10th. I just have one last little thing I have to do before etching my cycle into stone once and for all.