iscoreda119 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 University of Texas Austin WL, Rejected Type: Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: 11/17/06 Comp: 11/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/07 Upd: 16 years
#3 Cornell University WL, Rejected Type: Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/26/06 Comp: 11/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/07 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Michigan Ann Arbor WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: 11/08/06 Comp: 11/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 16 years
University of California Los Angeles WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/28/06 Rec: 11/08/06 Comp: 02/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/07 Upd: 16 years
Vanderbilt University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/07 Upd: 16 years
George Washington University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 01/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/07 Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/03/06 Rec: 11/08/06 Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 12/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 17 years
Boston College Waitlisted W Type: Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/26/06 Comp: 02/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/07 Upd: 17 years
Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 12/03/06 Rec: 11/11/06 Comp: 12/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/16/07 Upd: 17 years
College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $51,600 Sent: 10/23/06 Rec: 10/25/06 Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/06 Upd: 17 years
#4 University of Southern California Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 11/02/06 Comp: 03/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/28/06 Rec: 11/21/06 Comp: 11/29/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/07 Upd: 17 years
Duke University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/27/06 Comp: 11/29/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/07 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University PT Rejected Type: Sent: 10/26/06 Rec: 10/31/06 Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.73
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Texas
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

GPA listed is after graduation. It was 3.69 when I was rejected from Georgetown and Boalt, and it was 3.72 when all my other decisions came down.

After my cycle is actually over (which may very well be late August), I'll put all my ECs. For now, it's just dates I need to know!

Deposit Date:
USC - First: May 7 ($500) Second: July 2 ($250)

Additional info & updates

Sent = when I submitted the application
Received = when the school requested the report.
Complete = When complete (set to decision date if i'm not notified)
Decision = When I got my decision.

8/28 At USC and very happy about it. I would have loved to get into Michigan, but in retrospect, that's probably the only school that I look back and wish I had gotten into. Otherwise, I can't be happier. All decision dates for Waitlist schools are when i got waitlisted, not when I got finally turned down. It's interesting that I hadn't even really considered USC at the beginning, but threw it in as another school "in my range" (which turned out to be an optimistic range).

For the record, at the beginning of the summer I wrote to Michigan and asked to be considered for a deferral for a year if that would get me in. They rejected that, but they did keep me on their waitlist until the end despite my fairly poor numbers.

4/26 I'm a few days away from my visit to USC, and I'm still sure that's where I want to go (over Emory). Though it hurts, I'm going to withdraw from Emory so I hope someone nice gets the spot. For now, I'm staying on all the wait lists.

4/21 Back from visiting USC and LA. I really liked the school, so I've renumbered my preferences. I need a few days to ponder it before I say for sure that I'd rather go to USC than Emory, but that's the way I'm leaning for now; I'll put up the A to signify that. I think I'd still take a Vandy waitlist offer if it came relatively soon, but as we get closer, that may not be true. I think I need to eliminate UCLA from consideration as realistically I'm not going to go back to LA to visit again, and I'd be stupid to give up a school similar in rank and options that I liked for one that I'd never visited. I'd still go without question to Michigan or Texas if I got in off the wait list, and probably though not assuredly Cornell. All unranked options I'll probably withdraw from shortly.

4/12 Withdrawing from W&M. I'm sad to do it, but in the end I know that I'd rather Emory and Atlanta with the money they've offered. With this, I'm submitting my deposit for Emory despite the very real possibility that I'll pick USC instead.

4/8 Waitlisted at Vanderbilt. Came home from Atlanta on Sunday to find it in my box. I had gotten the decision mailed date on 4/2.

3/31 Came back from my trip to Williamsburg to find a letter from Cornell letting me know that I've been placed on "Reserve." A rose by any other name: I'm putting it up as a wait list. I had assumed that was the best i could get after such a long wait.

3/31 I was rejected for Financial Aid by USC. How's it feel to get a letter rejecting you from a school you're already accepted to? Oh well. that'll make my decision harder, i'm sure.

3/26 Withdrew from BU

3/21 Got a scholarship offer from Emory for $54,000 over three years. That makes tuition about $17,000/year. Just a note: I didn't submit the scholarship/aid form.

3/15 Sorry for all the confusion. My roommate confirmed that it was actually USC and not UCLA. A bit disappointing, but it's better than a kick in the shins.

3/14 Possibly Accepted at UCLA after being waitlisted mid February. I'm not home, so my roommate opened it for me. It was a small envelope saying that the acceptance packet was following in the mail. I'm ecstatic. Someone has mentioned that my roommate may have misread USC as UCLA in which case I'll have to change this. Status changed back to simply Waitlist until and if confirmation is received. Stay tuned.

3/12 Waitlisted by UT. Found out via the status checker. I'm officially bummed.

3/7 Rejected by UVa. It came two days after my status checker went to decision in a small envelope. No surprise there!

3/2 Waitlisted by e-mail at Michigan. I'm fairly disappointed since it's my number one, but I guess having a chance at eventual acceptance is superior to being flat out rejected. Plus, my numbers never were going to take me far at Michigan. I've asked another prof for a recommendation, I'll send a LOCI soon and I'm pretty much willing to take any spot at any time they offer me (perhaps absent a UT acceptance). We'll see if any of that makes a difference in the end. I'm very far down the totem pole in terms of the numbers of the waitlist pool. In some ways, I think the only reason I got on the waitlist was because they liked my PS, essays and LORs already. I'm not sure how much more appealing I can make it!

2/22 Rejected at Duke. It came to my permanent address in a thin envelope. I expected it, but it's still disheartening. It's been a long time since I've gotten good news. To the next law school to respond: please stop this trend!

2/17 "Priority" waitlist at BC. I think they're trying to see if i care enough to send a letter of continued interest. This one doesn't bother me at all other than it's yet another negative response. I'm withdrawing.

2/16 Waitlisted at UCLA. It came in a normal envelope that was a little thicker than normal (for the return card). A little disappointed, but as I didn't think i'd get any love from them it's not too bad.

1/31/07 Waitlisted at GW. That sucks. It was a letter to my CURRENT address (in DC).

1/29/07 Boalt Rejection came to my permanent address today (why is everything going there?!). I'm really not that phased since i was expecting the rejection, and it's not one of my top picks regardless. Oh well.

1/16/07 Emory acceptance came today. I'm really glad to get it. Now my safeties are pretty much out of the way, I'd love to get some targets (or god help me, reaches). The acceptance came to my permanent address.

1/3/07 I got an e-mail from Michigan basically saying they had reviewed my file once, but weren't ready to make a decision. I think it's a mass e-mail thing sent to everyone complete there right now. For LSN's sake, i'm treating it as a deferral email.

12/21 I got a phone call from BU accepting me! They say they're sending my information by mail to my permanent address. I needed some good news after 4 straight nonacceptances. I don't know about money or anything like that yet. A note for BU: My complete date is pretty late because I forgot to give them the Dean's Certification until a little later.

12/18 Deferred at Boston College. That DOES make me 0 for 4 in the Early Action category. And three deferrals. Very strange.

12/15 Deferred at Cornell. Again, pretty disappointed, but I guess I didn't expect to get in although I thought there was an outside chance. It was by snail mail in a regular envelope. I've already sent the postcard for continued interest back -- although judging by LSN, there doesn't appear to be much success after a deferral.

I'm currently 0 for 3 with EA schools, I wonder if Boston College will make that a perfect shutout?

12/13 Held at UT. I'm pretty bummed, but I guess this is better than rejection. I hope I don't have to wait too long to hear for good. This is kind of torture.

Also, I got an incomplete notice from USC for accidentally not checking the box for first time applicant.

12/8 First rejection. It's from Georgetown. I always assumed that'd be the result, although I had hoped applying FT/PT might help a little. It's okay though. Of all the schools that I expect to reject me, GULC was the one I wanted to go to least. For future reference, it was a regular white envelope. I got it one day after my status went to "Decision" on GULC's status checker.

12/4 First Acceptance from W&M! It came to my permanent address (my parent's house), so they're sending it on to me. Apparently it's in-state tuition plus 3k/yr stipend plus a graduate work thingy worth 4k a year. That makes tuition a very reasonable 8k a year.

Chiashu Numbers (from worst chances to best, using most recent data available):
1. Boalt - 15%
2. Virginia - 18%
3. Michigan - 22%
4. Duke - 23%
5. Georgetown* - 25.4%**
6. UCLA - 31%
7. Cornell - 31%
8. Texas - 40%
9. USC - 42%
10. GWU - 51%
11. Vandy - 52%
12. Boston College - 52%
13. William and Mary - 53.8%**
14. Emory - 74.5%**
15. Boston University - 76%**

* Applying both PT and FT
** Using my old GPA (without last semester's grades) because I got my decision without them.

GCoop's Index Numbers
Only listing included schools:

1 Boalt - 21/100
2 Duke 29/100
3 Cornell 39/100
4 USC 53/100
5 Vanderbilt 57/100
6. GWU 72/100
7. Boston University - 75/100
8. Boston College - 80/100
9. William and Mary 90/100
10. Emory Above Range

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I'm too sexy for these apps, too sexy fo
Wednesday, October 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks. i'll take compliments even if they are from anonymous people. Of course, if you're looking for smart people, I feel certain you could search by GPA or LSAT and find someone even better. I guess this is why people put it on "registered users only"

Numbers Twin
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I've noticed we have similar numbers and are applying to a bunch of the same schools. Cornell is also up there for me on my list.

Thursday, May 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

So.. what makes YOU a great BF? :o JK. Good luck with this cycle! :)

Numero Twino
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Greetings from a virtual numbers twin. Good luck with your apps this cycle! I'll be watching for your updates.

citybound cannot follow directions.
Thursday, November 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Screw law school! hot new internet dating service! Right on! Just kidding. Don't sell yourself short, you have great numbers and you just might get into Gtown. Id definitely say you are a shoe in for part time if nothing else. Good luck to you.

Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Scholarship to W&M. I see you a lot on LSD. I'll be watching your cycle what's your first choice?

Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm really nervous about the G-town decision. i don't think it is looking good. i'm hoping for a PT acceptance or a FT "non-rejection" decision

You too? (GULC)
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Ah well. They can blow me :)

Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm sorry about your rejection. I don't know how strongly you feel about going there but I think you could appeal their decision for the PT program and get in. You might need to find a job in DC to make it convincing though.

Keep Your Head Up
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

C'mon man, don't say you have little chance for them- cuz that means I really have little chance for them. And I know for sure that's not true =p I do know one thing though, we are true toss ups and it will be interesting to see how the schools decide.

Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

on bu! hopefully i get mine soon!

Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

what kind of envelope did your acceptance come in? I am really hoping to get one sooner rather than later!

Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

what kind of envelope did your acceptance come in? I am really hoping to get one sooner rather than later!

Congrats on Emory
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hope I'll hear from them soon. What'd the packet/letter look like?

Congrats on Emory
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hope I'll hear from them soon. What'd the packet/letter look like?

Thursday, December 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear that GW waitlisted you - what was the date on the letter? I want to know if I should expect it in my mailbox soon, too :-/ But at least you've got some great schools on your accepted list already! Congrats on that!

Thanks man!
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

It was pretty damn explosive :D Hope to see you at GW -- I can't imagine it'll be much longer before they start in on the WL pool, and you have such great numbers.

Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Sorry about the Blue Devils...mine's on the way as well, I'm sure >:(

Feel ya
Sunday, February 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

Well, at least i'll be mentally prepped for my Duke rejection and my GW waitlist notice. Sorry to hear the news...

Monday, May 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Emory's admitted students dayis April 7th. Any chance you'll be going to it? Right now it looks like Emory is where I will end up...what about you?

Wednesday, May 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on UCLA! I was just waitlisted there myself. I was wondering- did you send any additional info/docs to them after being waitlisted? I am trying to figure out my game plan. Thanks!

Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on ucla!!!! i hope i get one too....

Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

And (some of) the ones that rejected me went down. Muahaha.

Wednesday, October 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

Ouch! I'm not sure exactly what made me annoying, but if it's the fact that I'm into an incredible school, but don't feel ultra excited about it, maybe i can help address that: My hesitance over USC has little to do with T14 or otherwise. It has a lot to do with never having been to California or LA and having unwarranted biases against both. That combined with the fact that I'd pay full price at USC whereas I could go to Emory or W&M for quite a bit less makes it seem less appealing. But I hope to resolve at least the location problems by visiting. I should note that just because a school is 7th in preference (although I think it's shot above at the very least GW) doesn't mean that I don't highly regard it or feel honored to be accepted by it. As for bitterness over not getting into the T14, hardly. My top choice was/is Michigan and my second is Texas (which now isn't even 16th). Those have been my top two choice since around Christmas and that was before any schools except GULC rejected me. No, I never expected to even get a Waitlist from a T14 with a 165, so there's no bitterness involved with not getting into one. So I apologize if it's annoying, but at the same time law school admissions are all about expectations. You either meet or exceed them and end up extremely happy or don't meet them and have to spend a bit of time before you're legitimately happy with your options. This is true whether you've got a 155 and a 3.3 or have a 172 and a 3.9. PS. Don't make lame criticisms as an anonymous poster.

Friday, November 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey- it looks like we have been accepted to some similar schools. I just got back from my visit in Williamsburg and loved it. Will I see you in LA on the 20th? What are you thinking? Deposits are due so soon. YIKES!

Decisions, decisions
Friday, November 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

GW or USC I think. I am going to go on a long swim in a few minutes here and think about it. It's so hard, isn't it!? Do you know what you are doing. This USC weekend will be really telling. I hope I get to meet you. Email me and you can tell me your name so we can meet for sure. I bet you can't guess my name!

re: ha
Wednesday, October 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

overlooking the rudeness of that, yes, retaking with a 165 is advisable. Just one or two more points probably would have led to a vastly different cycle with my GPA. If I had it to do over again, I certainly would have retaken. Still, I seem to have very good options available to me, so I'm not moping about it too much.

Friday, November 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah. I am ready to leave California. Still, I don't consider the cycle over. I have a decent shot at my waitlists but I would definitely be happy at GW. Are you for sure going to USC? I hope you are excited!

Saturday, July 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

my visit to SC sold me. i guess i should change it to attending, huh.

Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

thank you! hope your waitlists pull through, although USC is a great school!