Fee Waiver from Bloomington and Washington and Lee. Only used the one for Bloomington. The other schools that sent fee waivers were not ones that I wanted to apply to.
By the way, my Degree Granting GPA is very different from my LSDAS because I am using my GPA from the second half of my education only (past 5 years). I have crappy grades from the first few years that are reflected in my "real" LSDAS GPA. While I have been told by many that schools will give me credit for the more recent excellent grades, I tend to think that it won't help me too much. We shall see!
3/22/05 - My first "peep" is a Waitlist from UC Boulder? I can't believe it! They also sent a pile of little colored postcards to send in at intervals to confirm I want to remain on the waitlist. Having to keep track of the damn colored postcards makes me feel like a loser.
3/28/05 - While I have gotten more humble from this whole process, I don't want to give anyone the impression that I have given up. I NEVER give up.
4/5/05 - Logged on to the IU chat tonight and got a message from the Asst Admissions Director that I am in! I am thrilled! Maybe I am not so iffy after all!
4/6/05 - Rec'd denial from MN. Not a huge shock.
4/6/05 - Rec'd acceptance letter from IUB today with $8,000 merit scholarship inside. This certainly helps make the MN rejection not so tough.
4/7/05 - Rec'd "Hold" letter from Wisconsin. Not pleased at all with that. Says that "it is a category reserved for a group of students whom we cannot yet admit, but do not want to place on the wait list". I just contacted another professor and requested an addt'l LOR from him. WI truly is my first choice. I am trying to stay positive about this. If you have any positive energy to send my way, it would be appreciated.
4/15/05 - Found out from a post on LSD tht OSU isn't accepting anyone who hasn't heard from them yet. I really don't care much, b/c the school didn't have too much appeal to me and was a last minute app. They took months to get my LSAC report and seem unorganized. Fuck um!
4/22/05 - WITHDREW from L & C after getting no $$ from them.
4/23/05 - Got rejected by W & L this week. I was expecting it. Looks like things are starting to move toward me working another year. I can't keep saying I want to do Public Interest law and then take on an amount of debt which will make it impossible to work in the field!
4/28/05 - Oh the shock of getting rejected by Harvard!!! I think Chiashu actually gave me 0.0000000001% chance of getting in there.
5/9/05 - Rec'd WL from OSU. Honestly, I have little to no interest in this place. I am a little freaked that it's one of the lowest ranked schools I applied to and even they said "maybe".
5/20/05 - Found out that most of the WI holds are going to get rejected soon. I assume that's going to be the case with my app, but I am strangely hopeful. Really, I just want the waiting to be over! I didn't know how impatient I am until I went through this process. I need a drink!
5/25/05 - I am a fucking idiot! Why did I choose to travel instead of get my apps in earlier? Why did I listen when my boss told me I didn't need to retake the LSAT?
Here's another rant: Why don't all schools have decent LRAPs? It seems like everyone believes that this work is needed for the betterment of society, yet no one wants to put their $$ where their mouth is! I hope every person that makes loads of cash in big law considers this in the future!
My chances of getting in (per Chiashu)
1. Boalt .4% (better than chance of winning million in lotto, but pretty damn slim)
2. Colorado-Boulder 14%
3. W & L 18.9%
4. Minnesota 27.6%
5. OSU 37.3%
6. Wisconsin 46.2%
7. Indy-Bloomington 61.4%
8. Lewis & Clark 66.7%
9. Case Western 86.3%
The fact that I got waitlisted on the second most unlikely school to admit me gives me a little hope.
*****For a more entertaining LSN profile, please check out the one by "power".