Applying for 2007 admission and hoping for the best
I am leaving my GPA as 3.69 since that is what my initial application listed, but it has since changed to 3.73 with the fulfillment of my final semester.
The LSN changeover to 2006-2007 is finally up and running. My list isn't quite finalized, but it is nearly so. Now I just have to get things in order so that I can apply by early October.
I got my first useful waiver from Michigan. I'm extremely pleased about it because it's one of the schools in which I'm most interested.
Duke waiver with some type of "priority track" by which they promise to give an admission decision within ten days of going complete.
Checked for hidden waivers from the places I heard give them. Columbia was a go, NYU a bust.
A University of Pennsylvania waiver came in the mail today along with some cool materials. I'm starting to like September because getting these useful waivers really makes the reality of the application cycle hit home. I'm waiting for my final letter of recommendation to be received by LSAC and then I will begin submitting applications. I'm almost there.
Schools have finally started receiving my applications and requesting LORs and such from LSAC.
I lost track of which apps were early action/admission and which weren't. Basically, if a school made allowances for EA, I took it.
I got my first "you've gone complete" email today, and it was from Vanderbilt. It's very cool to know the cycle is moving along and I'm hoping for a similar email from Duke soon.
I got my "complete" email from Duke...that means I should have a decision in my mailbox by November 6. For some reason, I don't feel too confident on this one.
My first acceptance came today in a big blue folder. I cannot help but admit that I love Duke's 10 day priority track. Thanks Duke, I look forward to visiting in March.
Michigan's status checker went to "Decision" today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed very, very tightly.
I got a Darrow scholarship invitation today from Michigan...I'm genuinely excited but worried by the soft deadline of the 18th. I don't graduate until the 16th and finals etc. will be sucking up my time until then.
Full Darrow offer...amazing!
Deferral letter from Penn...dated the 15th and encouraging me to send additional materials.
Held at Harvard via email. I knew I was going to be either held or rejected, and I'm a big fan of knowing (even when less than good) rather than wondering.
I just got an acceptance I never thought I'd get. Thanks Northwestern! I hope to attend your ASW.
Thanks UVA. I waited just a few days less than 4 months for you, but you made it worthwhile.
Waitlisted by Penn...I took them up on what amounts to a polite rejection. It's odd how the school I most wanted to attend when I started learning about law schools and began applying has now become the first to give me some bad news. I guess that's how it goes.
Northwestern came through with a 40k/yr offer. I am going to have to look into flights and hotels for their March 31 admitted student event once I get back (I'm in Ann Arbor right now for its ASW). I just hope it's not cutting it too close.
I withdrew from many places today: Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, and Loyola New Orleans. Withdrawing from Northwestern kind of stung given their financial aid offer, but a recent illness will keep me from visiting and I won't go sight unseen.
Out at Yale...one last decision to be issued and then my cycle is complete. I'm really pleased with how everything turned out. I was almost positive going in (maybe overconfident given my numbers) that I'd be attending one of Penn, Michigan, or Virginia, but I never imagined I'd have the options in front of me that I do.
I got my Harvard waitlist and my cycle is now complete. I don't think I could be any happier with the way things turned out. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting to hear back or who plans to ride a waitlist, and good luck to everyone who will be entering their first year this fall.