Accepted date = date on letter of acceptance
12/09/05-My first acceptance! FSU letter came in a regular white envelope. That was quick! I was informed that I was complete on 12/02/05 and my acceptance letter was dated the same day!
12/10/05-I decided to send out a few more applications to some of the schools that sent me fee waivers. You never know.
12/19/05-Regular white envelope from Miami, dated 12-14-05. No mention of any $ yet.
12/20/05-Withdrawing from Miami. I've been less than impressed with their admissions staff. I also learned today that they don't give scholarships to part-time students. Would have been nice to know before I applied.
12/24/05-What a nice Christmas present! In at UF. Acceptance came in a large, thin, and very ominous looking envelope.
12/27/05-I'm 4 for 4 right now. In at Quinnipiac. Letter came in a regular sized envelope, dated 12/20/05.
12/31/05-A large envelope from Stetson with a large folder full of paperwork inside. Still no mention of money anywhere. I hope this changes soon or I might have to make alternate plans.
01/10/06-Woohoo! $25,000 per year from Qunnipiac.
01/12/06-Accepted at Barry with $13,500/year over 4 years. It's so tempting being that it is virtually a full ride and I would get to stay at home. I think I can do better, however.
01/19/06-Received a call from the Dean of Admissions at George Mason congratulating me on my acceptance. An acceptance packet will be mailed on Monday.
01/30/06-Received large envelope from Hofstra today with $20,000 a year honors scholarship. Good stuff.
02/01/06-In at Penn State. Large envelope with lots of information.
02/02/06-A call from a professor at FSU congratulating me on my acceptance. He said he'd looked over my undergrad record and was impressed. That's the second call I've gotten from FSU...it's pretty much down to them and UF now. It's all going to depend on who throws me the most money.
02/02/06-Got a nice t-shirt from Hofstra today! Too bad it's about 20 sizes too big. And FAMU just sent me the most unprofessional email. It was chock full of typos (including getting my name wrong), and at one point said, "In order to give you a better service, please DO NOT CALL ." Wow, that really makes me feel like they care.
02/06/06-Received a really nice folder today full of info from Ole Miss. I would LOVE to go to Ole Miss, lets hope they show me a little money to make it possible.
03/07/06-Was accepted into St. John's, but no mention of any money whatsoever. I'm more than disappointed by this. St. John's was my father's alma mater, and it was a bit of a dream to follow in the old man's footsteps. That's out of the question now without a scholarship.
03/09/06-Letter from Penn State offering me a Dean's Scholarship Award in the amount of $24,000 over three years.
03/14/06-Received an email from Baylor offering me a spot in the summer class, but waitlisting me for the fall class.
03/17/06-Acceptance letter from FAMU in a large envelope, no mention of any money. Huh? I guess that's the end of my cycle. Now I actually have to make my mind up and choose one. Baring any amazing scholarship offers from any of the other schools, it is down to the following schools: UF, FSU, Stetson (I've heard they give out great scholarship packages, so I'm crossing my fingers), and Ole Miss (holding out hope for a scholarship). I will be withdrawing from some of the others in the next few days.
03/18/06-I just withdrew from Miami, Penn State, Hofstra, Qunnipiac, and Baylor. I really hope it helps someone on a waiting list or waiting for a scholarship. And who knows, maybe karma will come around my way. I really need a scholarship to UF or FSU to make this law school thing work. If anyone who has been offered a scholarship to either school and is no longer interested in attending, I implore you to withdraw. If we all work together we can do great things.
03/27/06-Withdrew from St. John's and FAMU today via intent to enroll forms that were sent with admissions info. St. John's was a nice dream, but without any scholarship money it's time to come back to reality.
03/27/06-Last week I sent an email to FSU asking if there was any chance of a scholarship. Today I got an email directing me to look at my financial aid package. Along with the loans it showed I'm eligible for, there was a graduate grant in the amount of $500 a semester! It looks like my email might have worked. It's not much, but it is something. UF need to do better to win me over now.
04/09/06-Withdrew from GMU today. It was rather painful. Would have been a dream come true to go there, but it simply isn't in my budget.
04/12/06-I'm about 90% sure that it's going to be UF. The $1,000 from FSU just isn't enough to make me move to Tallahassee. It looks like Ole Miss and Stetson won't be showing me any money, so they're out. I'll be sending my seat deposit in the next few weeks barring any miracles from any of the other schools. Go Gators!
4/17/06-Just got accepted via email to Baylor despite withdrawing my application about a month ago.
04/17/06-Well that's it. The dirty deed is done. Just sent in my seat deposit to UF. I'll see everyone in Gainesville!
04/21/06-Dang. FSU just gave me another scholarship for $2,000 a year. This complicates things...