Case finally got around to hurting my feelings ;-P. Great cycle: 10-4! I'm heading to HUSL (gotta love the acronym) and happy about it.
I hope this information will be helpful to others next cycle. My advice: Apply EARLY, BROADLY (T1-4), and WISELY.
Spoke too soon... offer of admission from Howard. I was really turned off by certain experiences during the application process, and the tuition is steadily 20K/year whereas UDC drops to 7K for 2nd and 3rd year. Still, the recognition and possible job opportunities out of Howard seem greater.
ANY SUGGESTIONS???? 10-0-3
My cycle is basically over... UDC it is! They have been helpful, polite, and generous with that money ;) I have yet to hear from Case, and I will remain on the HUSL waitlist because I deserve a Yes or No answer. I'm excited to be in DC this fall and hope my profile shows that anything is possible!
Last advice: Do you best on the LSAT - but if that's not your cup of tea... Apply early. Tailor your PS and supporting documents to the schools to which you're applying. Use this site and Law School Discussion for reference and support, and keep PUSHing :)
In @ NCCU, making Case the last skeptic of ths cycle (besides Howard). I loved living in the Triangle before but I have to make some calls and hear from the financial aid folks before I make a final decision.
Anyone with some advice about Capital, NCCU, and UDC? Wanna make my decision for me? 9-1-3...
When my friend told me applying was the easy part, I can't say I didn't laugh... or that I don't regret laughing now. My decisions have been the hardest and I don't anticipate them getting any easier as the cycle winds down.
Withdrawal letters sent today for Cooley, JMLS, TSU, Toledo, and Widener. Waiting for Case, NCCU, Touro and the Howard WL decision. Still PUSHing...
ETA: 1 hour later, acceptance letter from Touro Law Center... anybody want to pay the $800 DEPOSIT for me? No takers? Didn't think so... WD letter to be added to the rest! 8-1-3
Hasn't been much to update lately before this week...
Got an email from Howard - they'll be making decisions from the waitlist soon and I replied PROMPTLY that I'm still interested. JMLS decided to step their game up - doubling the scholarship offer - so they've been taken off my withdrawl list for now. Still can't see moving to Chi-town by myself over DC, though.
EDIT: SHOCKER - Accepted at University of Toledo: Reduced Load Program Fall Semester! Tier 2??? Well I'll just be %$#@.... 7-1-3
Currently crafting my withdrawl letter to Cooley, Widener, TSU and JMLS. The OSU rejection is on the way, so I'm accepting it as fact now. Not really expecting much different from Toledo, since my app was incredibly late and I don't want to attend anyway. Living in Huntington, NY isn't going to work either, but I'll wait for the decision letter I paid for.
Upon learning how Case and NCCU feel about me, and Howard lets me in (PLEASE!!!) I'll make a decision. It's been a great cycle, and I'm ready for it to be over with so I can start a great school experience! 6-1-3
Well... kinda figured it was coming considering the less than cordial reception I received on the phone last week, but the Temple rejection does sting a bit :( Also went to decision at OSU within 3 weeks but I'll wait to get the official letter before I change the status.
Nevertheless, I am happy with the choices I have thus far and I'm moving forward. Sent deposits to Capital and UDC and a LOCI to Howard. Withdrawl letters will go out soon, and hopefully I'll be making a decision within the next 3 weeks.
Keep PUSHing everyone! 6-1-2
Just got an email awarding $5500 merit scholarship from UDC - making the tuition even cheaper! Wow, these decisions are getting CRUCIAL! Two weeks to deposit time :-) I'm also thinking of my withdrawls, but have to wait for the info from my schools sent to my state-side addy before I nix them.
Well, all's been quite for weeks with the exception of Temple's admissions viewbook - until today...
IN at UDC! Dated Feb 27... wow. I liked what I saw when I visited in November and the public interest focus is impressive! Decisions, decisions... 6-1-1
Decided to use my last reports on some long shots... we'll see what happens.
Got my first, and expected, ding at Northwestern today. Nicest rejection letter ever - I'm tempted to send them a thank you card LOL. I only applied because I had a fee waiver, and was happy they actually took the full 8 weeks before dinging me. With my first rejection out of the way, I figured - why hide my reach apps? I might be pleasantly surprised!
Edit: Rejection followed by my official acceptance letter from Capital - with $14000 annually! Grace and mercy :-D
Received an email for open house for admitted students from Capital while on vacation, and acceptance letter from TSU upon my return!
Halfway through the cycle and the blessings just keep coming :-) 5-1-0
AWWW YEAH!!! IN at JMLS-Chicago with $4K a year!
Overjoyed at the love...3-1-0
***Note: All scholarship info is per year***
Feels good to update more than once a month - but within a day???
WL at Howard. I'm happy with this and perhaps my last LOR will help push me into the A column. Either way, not an outright ding and I'm grateful and prayerful. 2-1-0
It's the 24th again, so time for some updates...
IN AT WIDENER!!!! I'm elated - I'm going to be a law student in the fall :-) My friend went there and loved it, so I feel great that they gave me a shot and wouldn't mind ending up there if something better doesn't come through.
Contacted almost all schools to check if my apps were complete, and most said they were and in committee right now.
Just received Cooley letter telling me who to contact in the admissions office if I had further questions...so I did and the decision is already in the mail. Will take a while to get across the Pacific but I'm learning to be patient when it's good news!
EDIT: IN AT COOLEY!!! Can you say 2 for 2??? :-D 25% scholarship to boot...
PUSHing right on through and doing the same for all of you this cycle! Be blessed!
Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays!!! Majority of my apps went out (including some hidden ones - post those later) and now I get to bite my lovely fingernails for the next few months LOL. Be blessed this cycle and get those acceptances!!!
After going home for a bit and visiting a couple perspective schools, I'm more ready than ever to finish these applications and get started! A tad frustrated with all the last minute to do's, but I'll be alright ;)
Well, bombed the LSAT for the last time...but I'm keeping the faith and applying within an acceptable range. If anyone has any advice about PT I'd love to hear it!
Based on my STELLAR UGPA *obvious sarcasm* here's my preliminary list.... I'm also hoping my non-traditional student (int'l experience) will work in my favor!
Any helpful advice is welcome!