Yeah, I applied to a lot of schools. But that's because a got a lot of Fee Waivers, so I figured, what the hell?
11/21 - Recieved my first response today from MSU. I was pretty sure I'd get it, but it was still really great to read those words in the e-mail. I feel so great right now! A good start, let's hope the acceptances keep coming...
12/04 - Man, this waiting is brutal.
12/16 - Still brutal. Very.
12/22 - Aha, finally broke the tension! In a Cincinatti via phone call this morning. Perhaps now the decisions will come streaming in... and hopefully they will stay positive!
12/31 - Never mind that 'stay positive' part. Minnesota said 'No, thanks' to me. I kind of knew this one was coming, too, but it feels much different to actually see it. Oh well, I just applied to Iowa and from what I've seen, historically, I should have a good shot at getting in. Their library is pretty fantastic, too, a big draw for nerds such as myself.
So I'm 2 for 3, with a lot left to hear from in the new year. Happy holidays to everyone out there in LSN world. Here's to 2009 not sucking as bad as 2008 did, eh?
1/10 - Happy New Year all! I just got back from a vacation to Aspen, Colorado (which was amazing, by the way) and my e-mail says I've been waitlisted at UVA and UIUC. The UVA one is pretty cool, my numbers being what they are, the UIUC one also said I was on hold for a second review. So I'm not officially waitlisted, but it's similar. I'll have to keep that one in mind for LOCI. We'll see what the rest of this month holds. With a start in the most beautiful area I have ever seen, hopefully I can see some equally beautiful results back in the real world of law school applications.
1/21 - My first decision (not including WLs) of the new year... and it's a good one! In at Temple! I put my chances at good for this school, and it's great that I got in. In all honesty, it isn't one of my top picks, especially given their dreadfully low bar-pass rate, but anything could happen!
1/26 - Madison likes me, but only as a friend. WLed there today via snail mail. Balls. There goes one of my "I think I'll get in here" options, and one of the mid-west, perhaps even the best one. I'm going to send a LOCI, but I'm not holding out hope. If it wasn't meant to be, Madison, it wasn't meant to be...
2/06 - Big day today. Colorado, unfortunately, will have to remain a vacation destination, because I will not be attending school there. Snail mail letter came today. But given the cost of living and the unlikelyness that I would have gotten any money, this isn't too bad a result. I'll just enjoy it all the more when I get to go back.
Fast forward an hour...
Checked my e-mail... subject line: You have accepted to the University of Iowa..." Hell yeah! I've officially been accepted to a Top-30 Law School! I thought I had a good shot at admission, but knowing that I am in... wow... that's a great feeling. Look out MSU, you officially have some serious competition.
2/9 - Big day today. Out at BU (expected this one; no biggie); In at UConn (that's pretty awesome, haha!); and offered $8,500/year at Cincinatti. This certainly has made things interesting! Now I'm definitely going to go visit Cincinatti, but I'm not so sure about UConn. I might have to wait to see if I get an offer from them. Wow. Didn't think I'd have this many options to consider.
February has certainly been the eventful month! And it's not even been two weeks!
Update: Just checked my status checkers - officially WL at UIUC. Drat.
2/10 - This month just won't quit! Accepted at Lewis and Clark today via snail mail! I finally got a big packet that wasn't a teaser about 'Practical Skills' or something. Portland looks like a wonderful place.
2/17 - One week after I get some West coast lovin', I get some hatin', too. University of Washington ain't got no love for a mid-west guy like myself. Whatever, Wash! I got Iowa now, so you can eat me!
...although, seriously, this sucks. I wanted to go to Seattle. Looks like it'll have to be another vacation spot only.
2/18 - WL at Indiana today. Hmmm. Did not see this one coming.
2/26 - Withdrew from a couple schools today. If I don't have any money, I can't/won't go, so they had to come off my list. Hopefully Iowa will send some love my way, other wise I don't know if I can go... come on, Dean Jones, make my year.....
3/7 - Just got back from Iowa's ASW. I think I'm that much more likely to attend, now. I came home to a WL from W&L. I expected as much, so it's no bummer. I may send them a LOCI, but given Iowa would be cheaper and I liked it a lot, too, I may just withdraw instead.
3/11 - Withdrew from a few more schools today (UConn, UW - Madison, UCincy, UVA). Even if I came off the waitlist at Wisconsin, I think I'd be better off at Iowa. It may take some more will power to completely withdraw from W&L, Indiana, Illi, and MSU (that darn scholarship), but in due time, I will.
Think I'm going to Iowa.
...I never thought I would say that, hahaha.
4/1 - Well, that's all she wrote. Withdrew from MSU, UIUC, IU-Bloomington, and W&L today; sent my deposit to Iowa last week.
It's official - I am a Hawkeye.
Good luck to everyone with their cycles!