cfreder (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Pending W Type: RA Sent: 02/22/06 Rec: -- Comp: 03/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
#6 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/06 Upd: 18 years
#2 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: 01/24/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/06 Upd: 18 years
#3 Loyola University Chicago F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 01/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 18 years
#1 University of Notre Dame F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/06 Upd: 18 years
#4 University of Wisconsin Madison Pending D Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 02/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/06 Upd: 18 years
#5 Indiana University Bloomington F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: 01/11/06 Comp: 01/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.48
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Pol. Sci

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

And the details....

High School/No. 1 w/ 4.0
BA w/ honors from top private
Teach for America
MAED / 4.0 from ranked education school while working full-time
Additional 2 yrs in education
College xtras: Pres of organization for 2 yrs; RA; TA; PA; 15-20 hrs/week work during school
Teaching xtras: coach of 2 sports, leadership team, event organizer, tutor, research coordinator

Oh, and I am a coal miner's daughter from KY with 7 younger siblings. This info is not in my app... but it's fun to mention nonetheless. ;o) Ciao.

Additional info & updates

Sent=application submission to LSAC
Received=LSAC Request Received
Complete=Date on complete email/letter from ls
Decision=Date on decision letter/email

01-19-06: Loyola complete via email. Decision by 02-15-06

01-24-06: UIUC complete via email.

01-30-06: IUB complete via email.

01-31-06: Called Wisc to check on complete status. Told me they were swamped but she checked my folder anyway. Very friendly staff.

02-02-06: In at Loyola via snail mail!!! $$$ honors-at-entrance scholarship included in acceptance envelope, renewable all three years. Very excited, as my husband works in Chicago and this is the most convenient school for us.

02-02-06: IN AT NOTRE DAME!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!! ND sent me an email, which at first looked like a complete notice and/or rejection because of the way it was worded. Much to my surprise, not only was it an acceptance, but it also included a $$$ renewable fellowship offer. Sweet! It will still be a tough call, though, because Loyola offered a lot more and the ND commute and/or separate living arrangements are not exactly ideal for a marriage. I guess we'll see.

02-06-06: In at Indiana via email. Very short and to the point. More info will follow.

02-07-06: IUB offered $$$ over three years. Seems rather stingy compared to other school offers, but it's a state school, so I guess that makes sense. I'll likely be withdrawing there soon.

02-10-06: In at Kent via email from Dean. More info to follow.

02-13-06: $20,000/yr at Kent.

02-14-06: Darnit, UW! It's just cruel to send an email that starts "We are pleased to inform you..." just to end it in "your application is now complete." OMG. Especially considering that they should have had everything and been complete for weeks now. Aaarrrrrgggghhh.

02-22-06: MN App = an experiment to prove that applying late does matter. Plus, I'm crazy.

02-27-06: Where, oh where, has Illinois gone??? Hunting 166+es, apparently.

03-13-06: UIUC hold? This isn't even a waitlist. How long is it going to take?

03-16-06: Withdrew from IUB.

03-31-06: Finally complete at Minnesota. Still no word from Wisconsin. Maybe I'll call them today?

04-01-06: Guess the call worked. Placed on hold (which they say takes priority over waitlist, but who cares?). Huh.

04-14-06: Guess a hold from IL wasn't a ding, but wl? Disappointing since in-state tuition would have been nice as an option.

04-21-06: MN called and asked me to send an email to the admissions committee explaining why I wanted to attend MN. Since I think Notre Dame has better national name recognition, I just don't think I'm going to bother. Good for MN for weeding people like me out so effectively. ;o)

04-30-06: To those concerned with my withdrawal from Loyola, this will likely be accomplished by the end of the week.

Good luck to everyone as decisions are made.

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You left me a message
Friday, August 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

I think that my apps were just the right combination of stuff, I would be naive to believe that race didn't play a factor, but I think that there was something more at play. I wrote about my upbringing and socioeconomic status. I also think my recs were amazing. HTH Feel free to email if you have questions

Best Wishes
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

to you as well with the application process. Just out of curiosity you said Wash U was your alma mater, any reason why you are not applying there? With your GPA and LSAT score you would probably be a good candidate.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

I put up the dates that I am aware of. Some of the schools that I have been accepted to I have since deleted completion confirmation e-mails. Also just as a side note in my haste to get my ND application out I neglected to sign it, which is why my file my not be complete yet.

Kent vs Loyola
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Its really just what I have heard from a few family friends that are lawyers, so its not exactly a representative sample. My cousin currently goes PT to Loyola and I know some of her friends have gotten jobs at big firms around the city. The main reason I have kent higher than Loyola is its location in the city and I also like Kent's building more than Loyola's. Either way they are both good schools and doing well at either one probably would leave you with a lot of job ops in Chicago.

Married During Law School
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

...In response to your post on my board. My wife and I will have been married 6 years by the time I start Law School. She will have just finished her Masters program (CRNA) and understands that Law School is going to be tough. But being Military we have handled tougher situations. Basically we are going to enjoy the summer and try and see a few places before schools starts. If you want to know more just shoot me an email. v/r

Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

hahahahhahah me too! I'm on campus and I ran around telling everyone in my office....then I ran to the quad and told anyone who looked vaguely familar...WE'RE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!!!! congratulations :) lets keep in touch

I posted my dates
Monday, January 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

I just sent all my apps on monday and tuesday so they are just starting to request my lsac report. hopefully it wont take too long to hear back. I applied pretty late in the game but I took the december lsat not really knowing how I would do so I held off applying until I found out. Good luck with everything and hopefully you get into some great schools. Also, what is your top choice?

follows directions
Monday, January 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey guess what? We're going to law school.

Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

"Hey, where are you going to school next year?" "Oh, I don't know- I have several excellent (tier 1) OPTIONS" goo us!

re: your comment
Monday, December 12 2005 at 07:00 PM

... i still can't figure out how to view user's email addresses... i heard from uiuc in a letter i got on friday. i just moved, and all my law stuff is going to my parents' house, so i couldn't tell you what the letter looked like, said, etc... hope this helps!

Pathetic, but totally understandable
Saturday, January 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

UIUC E-mailed me at 9:44 Eastern time with the acceptance notice. It was definitely a great way to start the day. Good luck to you and congrats on the admits!

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances as well, ND is really awesome. I am in state at Illinois, so in state tuition plus scholarship cash is just to good a deal to turn down. I would also like to work in Chicago, and Illinois has a good alumni network there as well. I'm surprised you haven't heard back from UW or Illinois yet, with your grades and scores you seem like a strong canidate for both. Congratulations on your acceptances though, and best of luck with the decision process.

boalt part-ay
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yes, that was me... I got a phone call from the MN asst dean, who's an alum at my undergrad, indicating that I should have good news coming very soon- I was quite excited. As to ND, I'm still very interested, but its going to be tough for me to get out on most of their official days- I think I'm going to try to go on my own. I'll keep you updated though- have you withdrawn from IU-B yet? I did. I felt terrible about it...

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

I did get an e-mail, but it came on the same day as the actual envelope. It was an e-mail to an accepted students chat forum though and not the typical congratulations on your acceptance e-mail.

IL E-mail
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

I have talked to others who only got the admitted students forum e-mail and no congratulatory one, so I wonder if they only sent them out for the EA or ED students. UW does not send out an acceptance e-mail either, just in case you were wondering.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

How come you decided to add Minnesota so late in the game, especially with some great acceptances already in the bag?

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

How come you decided to add Minnesota so late in the game, especially with some great acceptances already in the bag?

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

I hear ya about applying to more reaches. I am sort of kicking myself now for applying to Kentucky and U Conn instead of using the cash to apply to a couple T 20s, but I am not sure if the scholarship cash would be there at schools that would barely let me in which may make a lower ranked school hard to turn down anyway. Oh well, good luck with Minnesota.

WUSTL v. U of I
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah any input on WUSTL would be helpful, I don't know a whole lot about the school outside of info from Princeton Review and US News which is never that insightful and from the pretty pictures on the WUSTL Law website. So any feedback on the school or town would be helpful.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wow, was not expecting that much, but it was very informative. Thanks!

RE: Leave LSN!?
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Way too much time on my hands to kick the addiction.

Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm doing better, thanks. sorry for the delayed reply, I've been out of town. More soon, email to come!

Harvard App not listed
Wednesday, December 07 2005 at 07:00 PM

I mention some schools in my addl info section that are hidden in my apps listing because they are still pending. Although I doubt it will be an issue, I want to make it difficult for adcomms to track back to my profile. Hence also lowering my numbers a bit (I'm actually 178/3.54). As I get decisions, I am unhiding the apps. When I'm done, I'll post the searchable correct numbers.

loyola vs nd
Monday, January 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey, just wondering if you had settled the loyola/ND decision yet?

Monday, January 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

Well good luck with UIUC, I'll be there tomorrow for the open house so I'll let you know if its worth waiting for. I agree with you that where you go is about more than numbers and loyola is a well respected school in Chicago so I guess it really depends on how much you would be sacraficing to go to ND. Good Luck with the rest of your schools and maybe we'll end up at the same place next year!

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah it was kind of a bummer to not get any $ from WUSTL, but on the positive side it made my final decision much easier. I am actually going to the admitted students day tommarow, so if you have any questions about it feel free to ask. I am still shocked that you are yet to here back from UIUC, but at least you already have several other excellent acceptances so you have plenty of options already.

re: Illinois
Wednesday, July 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

I sent the app in late October, went complete mid-November and had a decision in mid-end December.

on hold at illinois
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

they sent me a small letter about 3 weeks ago. i thought it was a rejection, but my application is on "hold"

Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much and No I didn't get an e-mail from Illinois first. Just the letter!! Good Luck!!

Thursday, January 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

A hold? What in the world are they thinking? I would have accepted you months ago! I hope you find out soon because I know you've been waiting patiently and you at least deserve a decision at this point. Good luck!

No news for me...
Thursday, January 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I hope I'm included in this wave of stuff. It will probably take an extra day or two for the mail to get to me down here in Texas, so hopefully I can make you feel better with my rejection in a couple of days! ;) Good thing is, Houston's deposit isn't due until May 1, so I still have some time.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about the deferral at UIUC. I can't believe how long they are making you wait. Same with UW. Do you have a school your leaning towards yet?

Wednesday, February 15 2006 at 07:00 PM

I haven't seen my letter yet, but the director informed me by phone that I'm on the "priority waitlist", which means I'm essentially done at UIUC. Rest assured you have a much better chance at getting in from the hold list than I do from the damn "priority" list. At least that's what I keep telling myself for UMN.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

I guess it depends how interested you are in going there. If you are interested you should probably try to follow up on it, otherwise you already have several other sweet options and could just tell them to go to hell.

UIUC def.
Thursday, November 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

I honestly don't know; what did the letter say about deferred status? I've seen at least one instance of two applicants that were virtually indistinguishable on lsn, on was WLd the other deferred, so I dont know how UIUC makes the distinction or it's significance. Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 15 2006 at 07:00 PM

UMN took awhile to go complete for me too. After you go complete they say 4-6 weeks and it took me 5. I think thats where I want to go even if I get off any of the other waitlist, unless Penn shocks me and lets me in. Good luck with your apps.

hey app buddy
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

lovely, how is the cycle treating you? You look like things are setting out admirably well for you. FYI, I got a Minnesota decision reasonably quickly after going complete- they have a pretty good turnaround from what I hear. I still have NO idea what I'm doing next year. Hm.

Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

not to nag, but i agree with bobdealmighty. could you kindly withdraw from loyola? congrats on your decision to attend ND (even though i hate their football team)! best of luck to you!

Saturday, December 24 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm sure we'll be in at least one of the same classes, can't wait to meet you!