I graduated in 2004 and have been working since.
Applying for Fall '07--Full Time
Sent dates are when I sent the application.
Received dates are dates the school requested my LSAC report.
Complete dates are dates the LSAC report was sent to the school.
Tues, Nov 7--So I know that Cooley isnt regarded that highly, but they didnt have an application fee so I decided to apply just as a back up. I submitted my application 11/7. They requested my lsac report 11/10.
Tues, Nov 21--I decided to go ahead and apply to 4 schools in Ohio just becasue their applications were free and so I thought whats to loose.
Sat, Nov 25--I was out of town for Thanksgiving but when I got back there was a big thick yellow envelope from Cooley accepting me and offering a 25% tuition scholarship! The letter was dated 11-21-06.
Mon, Nov 27--Rec'd email from Toledo saying they rec'd my application and that the review process will begin in December.
Fri, Dec 1--Rec'd an email from Akron stating my application is complete and it will be sent to the Admissions Committee today for review. The Admissions Comittee typically takes 2-6 weeks to reach a decision on a completed application file."
Mon, Dec 4--Rec'd an email from Hamline stating that my application is complete and ready for review and if I do not hear from them in 6-8 weeks to contact the admissions office.
Thurs, Dec 14--Rec'd an email from Dayton stating my application is complete and will be sent to our Admissions Committee for review. Our Committee reviews complete applications from approximately October 1, 2006, through May 2007. The Committee may make a decision anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks after October 1, but in some cases, a decision may take longer. We know you are anxious for a decision, but ask for your patience in this detailed review process and prefer that you do not call our office for status updates. We cannot respond to such a request and will inform applicants in writing when a final decision is made."
Fri, Dec 15--Rec'd email from Akron stating "On behalf of the Admissions Committee of The University of Akron School of Law, I regret to inform you that your application for admission to the fall 2007 entering class has been declined."
Im not bummed bc I didnt expect to get in there anyways, didnt want to go there, I just applied bc it was free and there wasnt anything to loose!
Mon, Dec 18--Re'c email from Ohio Northern stating "Thank you for submitting your application to Ohio Northern Universitys College of Law. We have received all documents necessary to complete your file. The Admissions Committee began the review process at the beginning of the New Year. You will be notified as soon as a decision has been made. Because we are on rolling admissions, we can not give you a definite time frame as to when your file will be reviewed."
Also rec'd a letter from Tulsa stating I am ACCEPTED!! It is dated Dec 14th and came in a regular white envelope with information about how to save my seat via a seat deposit!
Tues, Dec 19--Email from OCU stating my LSDAS report has been received and my application file has been forwarded for review. While some applicants receive decision letters almost immediately, other files require more extensive review. If your application is held by the committee for more than six weeks, we will notify you that your decision has been delayed.
Friday, January 5--Rec'd an email from NCCU stating my application is complete and it can take 6-8 weeks to hear a response.
Monday, Jan 22--Rec'd TWO letters in the mail today! One from Toledo--rejected and one from Dayton saying I have been put on hold, that it is not the same as a waiting list, and that I should hear no later than March 1st. They were both in regular envelopes.
Friday, Jan 26--Rec'd a regular envelope with a letter from Washburn--rejected.
Tues, Feb 6--Emailed Hamline since I have not heard from them and they said to contact them in 6-8 weeks if I still havent heard anything. They responded that my application is continuing to be reviewed by thier Admissions Committee and as soon as they have reached a decision, they will contact me.
Sat, Feb 10th--Visited Tulsa. Came home to find three letters from law schools. Two from Thomas Jefferson. Both regular sized, one with the word YES stamped in blue on the back. I have been accepted! YEAH!! The second letter from Thomas Jefferson is offering me a "Jefferson Scholarship" of $14,000 a year for 3 years, a total of $42,000, as long as I stay in good academic standing! "A student is in good academic standing when the
cumulative GPA is 2.00 or better and the semester
GPA for the immediately preceding semester is
2.00 or better." YEAH! It actually makes San Diego an affordable choice for me! I have to let them know by April 1st if I accept.
The other envelope was a big 8 x 11 white from Oklahoma City ACCEPTING me! What a GREAT feeling!
As far as my visit went, I was very impressed with Tulsa. The Dean and admissions staff were all very nice, going out of their way to be welcoming. The school facilities are very impressive, especially the library. I sat in on a class and was actually very intrested! The professor had actually brought cake in for the students bc it was Mardi Gras! The down side of the school was that it didnt appear to be in the best of neighborhoods. But from everyone that I talked to they feel safe so who knows. I was really impressed overall with the school. I would accept tomorrow if it werent for the $$ issue. They havent offered me a scholarship, and I emailed and asked the chances of getting one, they are slim to none. That being the case I dont think I can turn down the generous scholarship TJSL has offered.
Mon, March 5--Rec'd a regular sized white envelope from North Carolina Central today ACCEPTING me! YEAH! The letter was dated 2/28/07 and they say I need to let them know by April 2nd.
Wed, March 7--Rec'd a regular sized, white envelope from Hamline. I have been waitlisted and they will get back to me as soon as possible after the April 1st deposit deadline. The letter was dated March 1st.
Mon, March 12--Email from Dayton saying "your application status has not changed, and you are still in our "Hold" category. During the next few weeks, we will assess the size of the current admitted pool, and refer to the "hold" group for possible admit, deny and wait list decisions. Regardless, we will give you an update in your status by April 1, possibly sooner."
Mon, April 2--Today is the deposit deadline for NCCU. I asked them for an extenstion so that I can have time to come visit. It took them 3 weeks to get back to me after pestering them again and again. They refused and so I have decided to withdraw. I am leaning towards TJSL and am visiting there in a couple weeks. I think it is a better fit for me.
4/16/07--I visited TJSL this past week and had a great experience. The school gave me a travel stipend to help with airfare and arranged a hotel for two nights. I toured the school, had lunch with two students, and met with Tim in the admissions office. I got a really great feeling about the school and I think it is going to be a great fit for me. Everyone was extremely friendly and way more laid back then other schools I have visited. Here are some of the things I learned from the students:
~All exams are closed book
~You receive a study week for exams but some are held on weekends.
~If you are unprepared for class some professors just move to another student, others will count it as an absense (you get three excused absences and then it will affect your grade).
~The entering class is about 225. They divide you into 3 sections of 75 students.
~There are a ton of social activites and the professors even attend some.
I have decided to put my seat deposit down! I will be attending in the fall full time! YEAH!