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.