12/28/09 - Just got my LSAT score. Pretty thrilled, all things considered. Hopefully I now have a better chance than I thought at some of these schools.
12/31/09 - In at UVA, I think. I went onto the status checker to see if they had gotten my LSAT score yet, and I was shocked to discover that it said "Congratulations, you've been admitted to the Class of 2013". But so far, no e-mail, mail, or phone call...I thought they do one of those to notify you that you got in. So I am afraid they may have made a mistake...it says they made a decision on 12/30, only 2 days after getting my LSAT score. Could that be right?
1/4/10 - Applied to Harvard. I know it's a long shot and I wasn't planning on applying, but I figured what do I have to lose? Thanks to the person on here who encouraged me!
1/5/10 - Went complete at Georgetown. Hopefully that means I will hear back soon. LSAC is still dragging its feet sending out the rest of my reports.
1/15/10 - Received e-mail from Duke saying I was on the "priority reserve list." I don't know if that means I was waitlisted or just deferred away from priority track. I hope this is not a bad sign...I figured if I got into UVA so fast I'd get into Duke.
1/29/10 - In at NYU! Got the purple envelope in the mail today. Sent application on January 1st and went complete on January 20.
2/5/10 - Finally went under review at Georgetown. That took forever! I also went to complete at Stanford yesterday, after they finally received the Dean's certificate from my undergrad institution.
2/9/10 - Got my Yale application in, finally! I hope applying so close to the deadline doesn't hurt me...they say it doesn't. Also, I went under review at Penn today, and realized I went under review at Harvard a week ago, on 2/2.
2/11/10 - Went complete at Harvard. I'm a little confused, since I was told on TLS that you don't go complete until after you have a JR1, which I have not had and have not been contacted about. So hopefully this is not a bad sign. If it meant rejection, why wouldn't they just reject me now?
2/18/10 - In at Columbia! Can't believe it! I apparently got a vomit-colored envelope in the mail today, which my roommate confirmed was an acceptance because I couldn't wait.
2/22/10 - In at GW with $30,000 for the first year, renewable every year if I maintain a 3.0 GPA. Also, they offered me free housing for the first year. Man, this is tempting. Am I crazy to consider it?
2/23/10 - In at Georgetown!
3/2/10 - Georgetown sent me an e-mail inviting me to apply for merit aid. Struggling with how to respond to specific questions - I don't know if I am comfortable proposing a dollar amount, as they suggest. Also, I went complete at Yale today, so the rejection letter is probably coming soon. I hope it doesn't come on my birthday (Saturday).
3/11/10 - Dinged at Berkeley. A little bummed, but I probably would not have chosen it anyway. Note to future applicants: apply early! It seems to make a huge difference, looking at LSN profiles from last year.
3/18/10 - $10,000 per year award from Georgetown. On the high side of what I expected, but probably not enough that I can justify going there, as much as I want to.
3/19/10 - Arrived back from UVA ASW to find a letter from them offering me $25,000 per year. The decision just got more complicated.
3/22/10 - Dinged at Stanford. Not surprised, but disappointed.
3/26/10 - Withdrew from GW. It was tough, because I love DC and they made me a great offer, but in light of UVA's offer it just didn't make sense, and I didn't want to hold onto the spot out of fairness to other applicants.
4/6/10 - Received small merit scholarship from NYU. $10k for the 1st 2 years, $5k the third year ($10k if I do public interest my 2nd summer). Obviously not as big as UVA's, but at least it's something. In my heart, I think I want to pick NYU, and this makes it a little easier to justify. Note to other applicants: I wrote to them last week to tell them about UVA's offer, and I think that may have helped, since I didn't get the original e-mail about Dean's scholarships and thought I was out of the running.
4/12/10 - Found out I'm not getting any grant $ at Columbia. This may make it a little easier to justify picking NYU over Columbia, which is kind of how I was leaning anyway.
4/13/10 - Georgetown doubled my scholarship to $20k per year after I told them about UVA's offer. Now this is getting complicated...
4/16/10 - Dinged at Yale :( Totally expected, but still a bummer.
4/17/10 - Waitlisted at Harvard. Probably the same thing as a ding, but it feels better.
4/19/10 - After much agonizing and obsessing, I decided to go to NYU. UVA's offer was tempting, but I just decided NYU was the best fit. If any other DC-area people are attending NYU or thinking about it, I'm trying to put together a happy hour sometime this week.