crossnmyfingers (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#8 Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/19/07 Comp: 02/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/27/06 Comp: 01/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
#6 University of Notre Dame F Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/24/06 Rec: 01/02/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/21/06 Comp: 01/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 15 years
#2 University of Chicago Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/06 Rec: 12/27/06 Comp: 01/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/07 Upd: 15 years
#5 University of California Los Angeles F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/06 Rec: 01/05/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/25/07 Upd: 15 years
#2 New York University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/06 Rec: 12/27/06 Comp: 01/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 Northwestern University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/15/06 Comp: 01/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 Georgetown University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/15/06 Comp: 12/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/07 Upd: 15 years
#2 Duke University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/15/06 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/07 Upd: 15 years
#3 Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/14/06 Comp: 12/28/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/07 Upd: 15 years
#2 Columbia University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 12/13/06 Rec: 12/15/06 Comp: 01/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/28/07 Upd: 15 years
#7 Boston College Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/06 Rec: 12/29/06 Comp: 01/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.66
  • Degree GPA: 3.72
  • School Type: Top Private
  • Major: Poli Sci

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Note: I'm applying straight from undergrad. Oh, and my permanent residence is in Massachusetts; I go to school out-of-state.

ECs: athlete, internships/jobs/clubs, 25-40 hrs/wk in non-academic activities

My PS/DS were well-written but really uninteresting.

I'm an over-represented minority (think: asians/jews). I'm told this may have hurt me at some schools like UMich and UCLA.

Like my username says, I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping some schools will accept me!

CRS Fee Waivers: UMich, UCLA, Notre Dame*

*Notre Dame gave me a fee waiver AFTER I applied. They promptly issued me a refund.

Application Components:
- The Dean's Certifications for Columbia, Cornell and Duke were all mailed at the end of October.
- LoRs were processed in early December (I have 4 LoRs - 2 from professors, 1 from an attorney/employer, and 1 from another employer from a place where i got employee of the year)
- I wrote all optional essays and submitted an addendum even if not asked. (I was very hesitant to submit extra materials when not asked -- we'll see how this turns out. [crosses fingers])

Reasons why I waited so long to send in my applications:
- I planned on retaking the Dec. LSAT (even paid for it - ughhh). I got sick that week and decided I did not want to risk taking it again, so I cancelled before the test date.
- Because I planned on retaking the LSAT, I told my recommenders that I would not need a LoR until Dec. I figured there would be no point to rush my apps unless at least one LoR was processed.
- I knew my fall semester grades would be strong and that it would give a slight boost to my GPA.
- I knew my numbers are borderline for most of the schools anyway. I would much rather receive a definitive decision rather than a deferral, which would probably have happened if I applied earlier.
(If I could do it over, I would have applied in late November or early (not mid) December.)

EDIT: After receiving most of my decisions, maybe waiting to send my apps was NOT the way to go. Now that I think about it, I would have sent them in early November.

My Prefs:
1 - Penn
2 - Columbia, Duke, NYU, Chicago
3 - Cornell
4 - Georgetown, Nwestern, Mich
5 - UCLA
6 - Notre Dame
7 - Boston College
8 - Fordham

Additional info & updates

** Denotes a decision day

12/13/06 - Sigh of relief - most of my apps are OUT!

12/22/06 - Complete at Georgetown (online status check)

12/28/06 - Complete at Cornell (e-mail)

01/02/07 - Complete at Penn (e-mail)

UCLA, you're kiiiiiillllling me! why aren't u requesting my report? all you have to do is say "dear lsac, send me cross's report. thanks." :(
[edit]: UCLA requested on 01/05/07 :)

01/08/07 - Complete at UMich (e-mail - in it was my ID for UMich's online status checker). Also, note that UMich sends out complete letters via snail-mail in a thin, white envelope.

01/09/07 - Complete at Columbia (e-mail). They also have an online status check - though I've heard that it is frequently delayed.

01/11/07 - Complete at Duke (e-mail)

** 01/18/07 - Accepted to CORNELL! (e-mail, followed by a big, white packet 4 days later)
Note: The Cornell online status checker was delayed. The status did not turn to "Decision" until more than a day after I received the e-mail.

01/22/07 - Complete at Northwestern (online status check) AND Complete at Boston College (e-mail)

01/25/07 - Complete at UChicago (e-mail)

** 01/29/07 - Deferred ("On Hold") at Northwestern (e-mail telling me to check the online status checker). I plan to continue this application.

01/30/07 - Complete at NYU (e-mail)

02/09/07 - The online status checker for UMich says "Decision." I should be receiving a written decision in 10-14 days.

** 02/15/07 - Waitlisted at Duke (e-mail). I'm really sad b/c I did every additional statement (and more!). Still waiting on Mich, but not getting my hopes up.

02/16/07 - Complete at Fordham

02/19/07 - Let the super-freaking out begin! :P According to past cycles on LSN, acceptances (not wl/accept or def/accept) at the top law schools are pretty rare after February (for those who applied before the end of December). Dear law schools, please, please send some love my way!

** 02/21/07 - It's been 12 days since I saw the "Decision" notice on the Michigan online status checker, so I called the admissions office and was told that I am denied. The convo was SO awkward. The lady I talked to was so uncomfortable and apologetic. I was just like "it's fine, it's fine!" b/c I had prepared for it. Oh well!

Oh look!! First 4 decisions: one of each! Hmm, I guess it's not that funny considering I only care about getting 1 decision in particular. :)

Yeah, so I hit a realllllly bad wave of rejections. I'll just do a summary rather than list each one out (too painful).

Columbia, Georgetown, NYU: all rejections via thin, regular-sized envelopes. I never checked Columbia's status checker, but Gtown's online status checker did inform me that they had reached a decision on 2/23.

Penn: i was notified that i have been put on the waitlist via an e-mail. i immediately accepted.

** 03/02/07 - Rejected from Notre Dame. wtf?! i did NOT expect that one. i wonder what made them hate me? (thin, white envelope)

** 03/12/07 - Accepted to Fordham via. I got a fat scholarship, so I will most likely be headed there!

** 03/16/07 - Rejected from Chicago (thin reg-sized envelope)

** 03/19/07 - Priority Waitlist at BC (thin envelope). WTF. I am now convinced that I must have accidentally said I kick puppies or something like that in my applications. :( I really don't know what happened. I had a million proofreaders comb through my app essays. Oh well. Plan to withdraw.

04/08/07 - still waiting for UCLA. most of the ppl on lsn w/ my scores have been waitlisted, so i'm not really optimistic. if i do happen to get in, i would seriously, seriously consider it.

04/17/07 - stiiiiilll waiting for UCLA. i've pretty much ruled it out now since i'm getting scholarships elsewhere

** 4/25/07 - Waitlisted at UCLA via snail mail; will withdraw

I think I need to retake the LSAT and try again next year..

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hey twin!
Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey girl! we have so much in common! what NFL team are you going to try out for? and shouldn't you wait to see where you're going to law school first??? :) email me so we can chat some more!

re:
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks! we have pretty similar numbers, so i'm sure we don't need to trade places--i bet you'll have good choices. good luck!

re:
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the message. good luck.

fd
re: fudging
Friday, December 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

I meant on LSN. But those are now actual. Best of luck.

eagles
Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

Cheerleaders are HOT! So where do you live now? Would you just move and relocate if you made the squad?

Michigan fee waivers
Monday, August 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

Michigan actually accepts like 55% of people they grant CRS fee waivers too. So if you got one don't worry too much, you may be fine when all is said and done.

Thanks
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thank you. I wanted to stay in the NYC to D.C. area with a preference for PHiladelphia. So hence, I only did Gtown and Penn. I skipped Columbia and NYU because I feel they are both in a war for #4 spot in the rankings and will be so numbers driven that a non URM with my numbers will not have a shot. NYU did send me a fee waiver, but I fear it was part of a master plan to improve and lower their acceptance rate. :) Best of luck to you, and hope you get into your hot choice :0

Thanks...
Tuesday, September 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

For the vote of confidence. Good luck with your apps as well - though I'm sure you don't need it.

Congrats to you too!
Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

Looks like we both started off with Cornell as our first! Ivy League isn't the worst way to start!

Congrats to you too!
Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

Looks like we both started off with Cornell as our first! Ivy League isn't the worst way to start!

cornell
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats! cornell was my first acceptance too--doesn't it feel good?

just wanted to say
Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on cornell! I know it's late, but I wanted to give you a shout out!!!

congrats
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

on cornell and just being done. sit back and wait for those acceptances to come. your numbers twin (who also sent in four recs and is decent in 4 languages).

thank you!
Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

I just wanted to let you know, that because of you I realized that Georgetown has a status checker. I didn't even know it existed, but then I went on there and it said Decision...so now I'm all freaked out! Best of luck to you on the rest of your apps!

white packet?
Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

You got a big white packet from Cornell? All I got was a little letter in a small envelope. Am I missing some mail here (I was accepted in Dec)? Would you mind telling me what was in the big packet? Thanks!

Friday, May 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks for the note. I've certainly been repeatedly and pleasantly surprised by my success thus far.

mich
Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

where is your freaken letter (i mean GIANT PACKET) already?? Jeez. That wait is killer.

re: Congrats!
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I will post more info after I hear from my last two schools. Regarding the LSAT, I definately say take it again if you are confident that you can do better . . . it is a test you can learn. That said, your score is great as is! Good luck on the rest of your cycle.

thanks!
Saturday, January 13 2007 at 07:00 PM

hard luck with mich, but they're not on my good side either, so boo them...as for Penn, i hadn't really thought much about it much before getting accepted, it sort of gets lost in the t-10, but its a sick program...crossin my fingers for you to get in too, you seem like a good fit from what little i can get from your extra-c info...good luck with the rest of your apps!

thank you
Tuesday, February 13 2007 at 07:00 PM

thank you. congrats on cornell.

Georgetown
Monday, November 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I have not had the guts to call them. I figure if I haven't heard anything by March 1st I will give them to call to confirm they have everything etc.

thanks
Tuesday, November 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

Best of luck to you too!!!

Georgetown
Monday, November 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I went to decision today... am hoping for the best. Hope the same for you as well!

ED at texas
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey---actually, texas calls its early nonbinding program ED, not EA, but it's the same as other schools' EA programs. i don't know why. at this point, i'm probably leaning toward cornell or texas... so maybe we'll be classmates!

So... what's the story now?
Friday, February 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

You were rejected from ND? What happened? Why didn't you go to Cornell! Did you retake?