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I am going to leave all of my info up here for people who are applying this year. I had some negative factors against me, so if applying with similar numbers, don't be discouraged. Good luck to everyone applying this year.
It is 100% official today. I signed a year lease on a house in Coconut Grove. I am going to be at FIU no matter what happens on any of my waitlists. I spent good money on my apps however, so I am going to wait it out and see what happens. This late in the game I am not taking anyone's spot.
Was contacted by Maine Law today. The waitlist has opened up and I will hear back shortly.
Kicked off the Villanova waitlist...
Thanks for the messages. It sounds like this open house was the same as the last. I guess I didn't miss too much.
I missed the second FIU open house this weekend because I was out of town. Can someone please tell me what I missed? Thank you...
Received and early birthday present from Elon today. I was pulled off the waitlist and offered $5,000 in scholarship money. I didn%u2019t know they offered scholarships to people on waitlists%u2026 Elon was one of my front runners early on. I don%u2019t know if I can beat the price of FIU though%u2026. Decisions decisions%u2026.
Getting excited about school next year. More and more people keep joining FIU's attending student list!
I have accepted all of my grants and loans at FIU. It is official!!!! Lets go Panthers!!!!!
Just found out today that I was waitlisted at a school who's numbers look like this
GPA: 25-75% 3.0-3.54
Are you serious? I am not a bitter person, but come on. This is the second non-ranked school that has wiatlisted me who's median LSAT score is 3 points lower than mine... I give up hahaha
Woohoo!!! Just found out today that FIU is giving me a $5,000 grant!!!! That means FIU will litterally cost me only $5,000 a year! Mierda santa!
Rejected at New Mexico
Spoke to admissions lady at New Mexico about my file and I was told that a decision has been made on my file and I should get my letter in the mail next week. Probably not a good thing that they didn't feel the need to tell me what they decided.
Good News On FIU:
FIU had the highest bar passage rate for Florida law schools in Feb! Here is the link:
This has very little to do with law school... unless you are a sports fan like myself... but I am personally excited that FIU hired Isiah Thomas as their head basketball coach!!! Here are the links if anyone is interested...
I was WL at Maine today... actually just before 10:30 pm
I am not sure what happened, but Nova seems to have just offered me nearly $30,000 a year in grants, word-study, and scholarship... They break it up into semesters, but it comes out just under $30k...?
I feel like I have this huge burden off my back. I am still semi-anxious about my waitlists, but knowing I am in somewhere, and that I have a spot paid for... I am sooooo relaxed!
I put my deposit down at FIU. I am going to stay on my waitlists because I there are several schools that I "might" rather attend. But I will not know until I visit them. I did not send in the forms to stay on at Arkansas so I will not take anyone%u2019s spot there. I will notify Tulsa and Dayton this week, even though it won%u2019t really help anyone at this point. As of today, I am a Golden Panther.
Waitlisted at Elon on Saturday. I did not see it comming. I had a good talk with a dean 2/3 weeks before and my numbers were better than several students receiving scholarships. I am actually really bummed about this one...
Rejected at UNLV...
As of right now, I still have 5 schools that I have not heard from. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if I did not have to put money down next week.
I was waitlisted at VIllanova. I am not sad to be waitlisted because it is my top choice and I am happy that I was not turned down. This gives me some hope that I might be accepted. I would love to go here!
Waitlisted at Ark- Fayetteville... They said my numbers were not that strong... but with their 25%'s being 3.0 and 151... how are my numbers not there?
Went to the FIU open house today. Really enjoyed the campus and faculty. I like the school a lot and it gives me a chance to stay at/near home.
In at Charlotte with $7,000 per year.
Great phone call with Elon today (I think). I have a slight history (nothing big, no stabbings or drug sale haha). It is probably why I have been turned down at some schools that I might have been accepted to. I spoke with a dean and she asked me some questions about it and I really hope it went as well as I feel it did. Elon is a favorite of mine. Expensive, but a favorite; and with the slightest scholarship money I could definitely be in Greensboro in the fall. Cross your fingers for me!!!
Email from Nova Southeastern saying to check my decision manager.... I got in. No news on scholarship, I will prob need a considerable amount of money to attend there over FIU. I am just happy to finally get some good news... x2
Nice phone call with Dayton. They told me I would receive a $15,000 a year scholarship. I was close to backing out but with that amount of scholarship, they make a big jump up my short list.
How does a school offer you $10,000 and then put you on a waitlist? That is just crappy! Oh... and I am talking about Ark LR
The hits dont stop... rejected at Syracuse and LSU... I really thought I would get into Syracuse... This one really hurts
Waitlisted at Louisville
I have a feeling that I am going to get 20 letters in the mail the last week of March and I prob won't hear anything before then haha.
No new news, but I did go to FIU today and spoke with an admissions officer. I also took a tour of the campus. So far it is a favorite... but I only have four acceptances. 10k a year for tuition is not half bad.
I have decided not to attend Barry today. FIU at most will cost me 10k, which is less than Barry with the big scholarship.
Woke up to a phone call early this monring (I am in Arizona right now) from my dad telling me that I was accecpted to FIU! Instate tuition changes my decsions on everything. I was not sure if I would get in because of the high number of applicants to instate schools this year, and budget cuts that are happening to Florida state schools.
I went to visit Tulsa on Monday. I personally thought the school was great. The campus was beautiful and the people there were extremely friendly. I sat in on a class and took a tour of the campus. The law building was old but it had more of a classic feel than a worn down feeling. I also thought the library was one of the nicest I have seen. I would have to say right now it is my top choice, but finances will be an important factor.
I was also rejected at Kansas today.
I received a rejection letter from PSU today. It really sucks because it was my second or third choice for law school.
I decided to apply to Charlotte today.
Ok... I also applied to Maine and Charleston tonight. The waitlist from MSU rattled me because I thought I had a good shot and most of the schools I have remaining are slight reach schools.
Waitlisted at MSU
I also applied to New Mexico, Arkansas, and UNLV...
A lot of news today. Dayton called to congratulate me on my acceptance today. I was also told that I would be receiving a scholarship offer in the mail next week.
Called Indiana... Waitlisted
Finally! Opened my mailbox and found a large (slim) envelope from Barry. My acceptance letter was inside along with a $13,000 scholarship (per year) offer. With the scholarship offer, this is the cheapest school thus far. I also grew up in Orlando. I guess I am 2 for 2!
Received a very large envelope in the mail today from FIU. But it was a viewbook and a thank you letter? Do they not realize what time of the year it is?
No news. I scheduled a visit to Tulsa and I have been emailed by every school that I have applied to regarding financial aid.
My Graduate Diploma came in the mail TODAY!
Spoke to Dean at UALR today. Very nice man. He told me the offer was real and gave me some information on the school and surrounding area. We talked on the phone fore about 30 min so it is nice to feel wanted.
Shortly after midnight I made the decision to apply to UALR. Even if the scholarship offer is a fake, it is worth spending the time (and $12 app fee) because it seems to get very positive feedback.
Received and interesting email today from Arkansas LR. I was told if I applied before February 15, and was accepted, they would give me a $10,000 scholarship or more. The thing I am curious about is, why would they offer me $10,000 if they did not know that they were going to admit me? I am going to call tomorrow. I am slightly afraid it is a stunt to attract students to apply so they can turn them down and improve their US News Rankings. If you know anything or have an opinion, please let me know.
The first schools I applied to were Tulsa, Barry and Dayton. I heard back from Tulsa about 2 weeks later with an email inviting me to join an online group. At the end of the email they congratulated me on my acceptance? Two days later my acceptance letter came in the mail.
I will try to keep up and let people know when I get in, because I know it helps to let others know where they stand and what scores will get them in.
Good luck everyone. I know it is a long and tiresome process, (at least for me) and I hope you all get into the schools of your choice.