esp42985 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 Florida State University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/17/05 Rec: 11/17/05 Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 06/12/20 Upd: 18 years
#1 University of Florida Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/17/05 Rec: 11/17/05 Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/06 Upd: 18 years
Fordham University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.73
  • Degree GPA: 3.76
  • School Type: 4-year University
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Gainesville
  • State: Florida
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

workin' during school.

Additional info & updates

Eric Pendergraft = Me

UF class of '06

I'm cheap. I'm already in undergrad debt and wished to limit my law school debt by applying to in-state public schools.

Well, this time around I was waitlisted at both the schools I applied to.

I called FSU and asked about waitlist rankings and was told that they don't rank, but simply choose "the best candidate" off the list if there's an opening. Great!

UF shot me an email saying that they won't be turning to the waitlist this year because too many of the accpeted people plan on attending.

My belief that graduating college in three years would be helpful turned out to be wrong. At best, it was neutral.

Also, I should have had extra-curriculars. Instead of working during school, I would have done better to borrow more and thus have the free time to be involved on campus.

If anyone is wondering, I'm about to enlist in the Army if all goes according to plan. It would definitely help me grow in terms of life experiance and leadership skills.

I plan on being an officer for the 3-year term, wiping out my college debt, earning 40K a year (that's adding the housing allowance), and returning home ready to apply for Law School Admission in 2009 (I'll be 24) with at least 37K of Uncle Sam's money to spend becoming a lawyer.

My story should serve as a cautionary tale of what NOT to do when applying for Law School.

I'll be back...

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UF Waitlist
Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

I received an email this morning saying "Admissions Committee has reviewed your application for admission to the Fall 2006 class and has decided to take no action on your file at this time. " Good luck!

good luck!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I also graduated in 3 years (but from Wisconsin-Madison)...hopefully it will help us!! I\\\'m also hoping for FL:) Good luck!!!

Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

it was the "no action taken" email where they said the ad comms had looked at my app and decided not to take any action but a decision will be made by april. (my file wasn't complete sooo i don't know why they would review it)

Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

I got a no action ltr 12/2 and a "file under review" email 2/4. There seems to be no pattern/trends with these emails...any news yet?

Response UF
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

In my case both, my permanent and college address, are the I receive my mail to my only address. If u have any other question in which I can help just ask. Best of Luck! Best of luck with your apps.

Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

From one 155 LSAT & fellow gator to another, good luck on Uf and I hope you get in and really enjoy it!!!! I think UF really likes to accept fellow UF undergrads!

Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

i went to uf. good luck! they have to let some of us in!

FL State Deferred
Thursday, December 29 2005 at 07:00 PM

I received a letter back on 2/15 saying that the committee wasn't able to come to a conclusion regarding my admission status so they decided to place my application in the "HOLD" category and would review it to make a decision by the end of April. So this status is synonymous with "Deferred". Hope this info helps.

Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

I do what I want (in Cartman voice) and I go to UF

Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

does U-R-M mean anything..

Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

I think its laughable that I havent heard from them yet! And you as well my fabulous 155 friend! It's funny, i didnt write it on here, but the same day i got my acceptance letter from UF, I got a letter from FSU saying that they need more time to review my file... sounds reasonable... ONLY THIS HAPPENED IN DECEMBER! LOL! Perhaps I'll call them on Tuesday... Good luck to you and I hope you get off the waitlist! I have some friends on it as well... you should hear soon with the may 15th deadline for people to tell them if they are going! ...maybe we know each other from undergrad, who knows?! See you in August! :) (I'm an optimist)

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Have you contacted them?

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Ok I just called them about 20 minutes ago. They said a decision was made on my file on May 30th and it was mailed out then (or maybe mailed on the 31st). It only has to get to Fort Myers and that is about 450 miles from Tallahassee so I don't what the deal is. She said it's slow because it has to go through 2 mailboxes. She asked if I wanted it faxed to me right now but I opted for a no to that since I don't have easy access to fax machine at the moment. Also, I'm not at FSU right now. I've been out working for 3.5 years. Perhaps we'll get our answer today. I was accepted to Santa Clara yesterday but I have to let them know by noon PST. I left my email in case you want to contact me...

Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

I guess they called me a few times at my house saying they also called my cell. I have been in Europe for three weeks so I just found out when my parents went home a week and a half ago. Sorry I can't be more help. I withdrew as soon as I found out if that helps any. Good luck!

FSU Waitlist
Friday, October 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

Drewdiddy, I called and asked where I was on the list and was told that FSU doesn't rank in numerical order, they simply pick the best candidate off the list, which really sucks because---well because it just does

UF Waitlist
Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, Have you heard anything from UF about the waitlist. I saw that "lawstud" found out that there were 518 people who have made the first payment. How does he know this? Well ttyl! Good luck!

Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the heads up, I will let others know!