Berkeley is a pipe dream.
Hastings is a long-shot.
BYU would be a very hard decision to make if I was accepted, really tough honor code.
Probably looking between Santa Clara, San Francisco, and McGeorge as top "realistic" schools
I'll keep you all posted about anything new.
10/18 - Just sent in my app to Hastings. For some reason I am so nervous about this one. Probably because it's my number 1 choice among the schools that I am likely to get into.
10/19 - Took a nap today. Thought about not thinking about law school apps. Forgot to scan my DD Form 214 (stupid military brand/paper you have to keep forever if you served); University of Utah is the only school that wants to see it.
10/20 - I was working today and I realized how happy that I am that I am in a position to quit my job in a few months and devote everything to school. I've been in school full-time and have worked full-time forever it seems like. To put all of that "split" effort into one area will be great!
Is it just me or do the days drag after you have sent in your apps? I feel like I did the Hastings app a week ago!
10/24 - Email from UC Davis, my app is complete. At least I had something to do today, even if it was only to type in the "complete" date for UCD.
I HATE WAITING!! Especially considering I am going to get my share of bad news...
10/27 - Letter in the mail from McGeorge says my file is complete. They start reviewing apps beginning in December... Thank you for your patience!!! ARGGHHH!!!!
11/02 - Got an email from UC Hastings stating that they had received my application. It just took two weeks. They gave me a id to check status online. I wonder if it will be recognized as complete in time for the ED option. I hope so. More Waiting...
11/11 - Got a postcard from Golden Gate; application complete. Four to six weeks until decision is made there. Soooo.... looks like mid to late December all around....
11/15 - Got an email yesterday from Tulane... App. complete. They will start reviewing apps in early January.
11/21 - Checked online status website for UC Hastings. My file is now complete, Ready to review; should be a few more weeks there.
12/11 - "And a great sadness filled the land..." I got the not so unexpected (but greatly dreaded) rejection letter from UC Hastings.
12/15 - Accepted at McGeorge!!! With Honors - Free First year books, will receive additional consideration for additional scholarships...
I am going to law school...
12/16 - Admittance letter from USF. No scholarship info though. I'll have to check out the school in person to decide.
12/21 - Got the acceptance letter from Santa Clara today... It's great to have choices now. For some reason, I didn't think that I would have more than one or two schools to choose from and now I have three already...
Santa Clara is a great school, especially for IP, which is what I want to get into (I already have an IT back ground, so I think that would come in handy for like cyber law or somethin', I dunno). They have an open house on the 18th of January, so I'm going to check them out! Sweet!
12/24 - Acceptance in the mail today from Seton Hall. Plain envelope. Very plain... they want a big deposit too. Meh... who wants to live in New Jersey anyway... ha ha ha
12/26 - You know there's a communication/infrastructure problem when a school (Loyola New Orleans) sends you junk mail begging you to apply three months after they have requested your report from the LSDAS... that's some funny shit!!
12/27 - Got a postcard from Loyola New Orleans - they have recieved my app and will soon request my report!!! That's funny... they did it like three months ago.
Oh well... Blame Katrina and George Bush...
1/4 - Nothing new to report... but I wanted to see if anyone out there (if anyone actually reads this - ha ha ha) who got admitted via Early App to SCU and was going to go to the reception wanted to kick it... if so you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1/12 - Email from admin person @ Tulane congratulating me and letting me know that info will be sent via snail mail before the end of the month.
1/24 - Letter from Loyola New Orleans, admitted w/ scholarship @ entrance 15,000 renewable if GPA stays above 2.9. More things to think about...
2/7 - Letter from McGeorge... Dean's Scholorship - $10K per year. Sweet... Going to go up on the 10th of March and check the place out... see what's shakin'...
2/8 - Acceptance letter from Golden Gate; Accepted into the Honors Lawyer Program there and given faculty scholorship for $15,000 a year... Going to check out the school soon.
2/28 - The big N-O at UC Davis; I am 0 for 2 at the UCs, and fully expecting 0 for 3. I am going up to see Pacific next week. I think it has come down to the scholorship money at McGeorge and SCU for their strength in IP. I'm going to have to decide soon, the deposit for both is due on April 1.
3/9 - Eh... I'm sure going to Berkeley would have sucked.
3/26 - Paid my deposit to Santa Clara yesterday. Asked them to reconsider me for scholorship money, but regardless, I'm going to SCU next year! I love the area, and the school, and all the faculty I've had a chance to meet!
4/11 - UPDATE: Santa Clara reconsidered me for scholorship and is giving me $8K a year. Sweet.