Junior year in England, summers before and after in China.
4 LORs sent to most schools. I haven't read them, but they should be solid. (I love my profs.) One recommender said his letter was four pages long.
Sent - app transmitted on LSAC
Rec'd - report requested on LSAC
Complete/Decision - notified by school
. . . "Complete" for WashU reflects estimated receipt date of final LOR, although they've potentially reviewed my file since 25 Jan.
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01/19: Two emails from Penn acknowledging receipt of application and providing info about financial aid.
01/20: Email from UVa w/info for their online Status Monitor.
01/25: Email from Chicago w/info on their Applicant Bulletin Board.
01/27: UVa & Penn moved me to 'complete.' Technically, they're both still missing a letter. (Email from Penn, status change for UVa)
01/28: Received a letter dated 25 Jan from UVa. Copy of the 20 Jan email.
01/30: Email from LSAC: 3/5 targeted letters processed. Yale email acknowledging application receipt, said not to worry about processing time.
01/31: Email from Stanford: complete.
02/02: Phone tag this afternoon w/the very nice Jason Trujillo at UVa. Dean's Scholar, $ tbd. Email from Chicago, file complete but "it will take at least 8 weeks for a decision." (UVa email indicating status change came at 10pm, long after the call.)
02/06: Letter from WashU (dated 25 Jan) seems to indicate my file is 'complete' because they don't care if/when they receive LORs. In any case, they're only just finally requesting my late letter from LSAC, so that won't arrive for...a week? Small cream envelope/letter from UVa. Also, separately, info on public service at UVa ("Dear Admitted Student:").
02/15: Email from Berkeley, file under review.
02/17: Got both the first, accidental email and the brusque (but prompt) apology from Boalt this evening.
02/18: Twice the extended apology, different subjects.
02/20 & 02/21: Calls from Lambda members at UVa.
02/24: Very nice email acceptance from WashU.
03/01: Email notifying complete at Yale. E-invite to Admitted Students Women's Brunch at WashU. Email from Boalt: file under further review, decision after March 22nd.
03/03: Another WashU e-invite, plus their admission letter by mail. UVa cocktail invite by mail.
03/06: WashU binder.
03/07: Yale online chat invitation.
03/08: Withdrew from WashU. (I know this should've been a no-brainer to many folks, but I really like St. Louis.)
03/10: Email from student at WashU (guess withdrawal hadn't processed.)
03/13: UVa student organizations info. Scholars in Law letter from WashU.
03/14: Yale chat. Felt bad for the admissions reps.
03/16: UVa letter offering Dean's Scholarship for $19,000/year.
03/24: UVa Open House.
03/30: Called Berkeley to see if all offers had been made, and ended up checking my status: rejected.
04/??: Berkeley rejection sent 04/05 to my permanent address(?!)...not sure when it arrived.
04/14: UVa letter about their alumni giving with small personal note at bottom.
04/17: Chicago waitlist, option to request deferred admission.
04/21: Phone interview for Penn. Decision expected in a week.
04/26: Waitlisted at Yale by email. I'll be staying on the list.
04/27: Waitlisted at Stanford, snail mail to my permanent address.
04/28: Email from Chicago saying they'll be taking some folks off waitlist and asking to verify interest. I'll be replying with a polite "no longer interested" later today. Didn't send the deposit to UVa.
05/01: Yale waitlist snail mail. Penn waitlist email.
** Withdrew from Penn. Don't think I'm going to law school this year. I'll probably work and do a PT MLIS for the next few years. **
08/30: Received the snail mail confirming that Stanford has closed their application cycle. Heard about this from folks on the west coast several days ago, so no surprise.
09/05: Email from Yale closing the waitlist, since school started there. Nice "fast-track transfer" application option (were I going elsewhere this fall).