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...