jnicole1983 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Drexel University Accepted A Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/08 Upd: 16 years
Widener University Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 11/16/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/08 Upd: 16 years
#2 Rutgers State University Camden Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/28/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/06/08 Upd: 16 years
St. Louis University Accepted W Type: RA $66,000 Sent: 11/18/07 Rec: 02/09/08 Comp: 02/07/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/18/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Pennsylvania Rejected Type: ED Sent: 11/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/31/07 Upd: 16 years
Temple University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/16/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/25/08 Upd: 16 years
#2 Villanova University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/16/07 Rec: 11/29/07 Comp: 01/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 16 years
Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/07/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: 11/21/07 Comp: 01/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 16 years
Suffolk University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/18/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.49
  • Degree GPA: 3.46
  • School Type: Private-Ivy League
  • Major: Medical Anthropology

Demographic Information

  • City: Philadelphia
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

If anyone is interested in Drexel OR has decided to go there, let's talk!!! Leave me a message....

Does anyone know anything about Nova and its health law courses??? If so, contact me please...

For anyone who has a similar UGPA to mine (which is somewhat lower because I was pre-med until Junior year in college), has strong soft factors and an average LSAT, my success in this cycle should show you that you CAN get ACCEPTED to reputable institutions. When applying, I was told (because of my low LSAT score) to apply only to TIER 4 schools. If you will notice, I ignored that advice and applied to TIER I-IV. My advice to those applicants with lower LSAT scores:

1) Have SOLID soft factors
2) Have STRONG recommendations
3) Master your personal statement--maybe get assistance with revising it
4) Have a STRONG resume/CV--maybe get assistance formatting it
5) ALWAYS include extra essays when allowed--i.e. diversity essay, LSAT score essay, etc...
6) Contact professors at schools you are TRULY interested in...so you can make yourself known--you never know, one of those profs might just be on the admissions committee...This I think really helped me at SLU, Rutgers-C, Drexel and Suffolk.

If you perfect your application your LSAT score WILL NOT be the only deciding factor...my cycle is PROOF of this. So, maybe TIER I schools are a reach, but you never know unless you try....

If anyone wants advice with the application process, please dont hesitate to ask me. Im a pro at this point because Ive already applied/completed two graduate programs and have now had a successful Law school cycle as well

Additional info & updates

1/7/08: Accepted to Drexel! Large white envelope...yay! First acceptance, which also came with a "Drexel Law" tag to put on my car!!

1/9/08: Get a phone call from my dad asking me what Suffolk is...got in as well! Package was fancy, but no gifts :(. The acceptance also came in a large white envelope. I love choices....

1/14/08: Acceptance #3--Widener! This too was in a big, white envelope. Ok, so maybe it isn't my first choice, but it has a well established health law program. Plus, they also gave me the most money thus far--definately a nice break.

2/25/08: ACCEPTED AT SLU!!! It came in a big white envelope with a snazy little pen...Yay!!!

3/5/08: Received a phone call from Rutgers-Camden offering me a seat in the "jump start" summer program OR being put on the waitlist. Ahhh....so I chose to be waitlisted...

3/8/08: I received the official "wait list" letter in the mail from Rutgers--I will call to confirm that I would like to be on the list.

3/8/08: For those of you who were accepted to Drexel I would STRONGLY consider it.

3/24/08: Finally! I heard from Harvard via email--a rejection, but at least I got the decision! Only Temple, BU and Nova left...

4/7 Email from Villanova--I've been waitlisted, which isn't so bad because Nova is a tier 2 after all.....Snail Mail in small white envelope from BU--rejected, but no surprise.

4/9 Received additional scholarship from Drexel!!! To say that I am even more impressed with the school would be a true understatement....

Finally my cycle is complete ;)

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Hello there
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

If I were you, I would start applying as soon as possible, so that I could get the best out of this cycle. I wish you good luck and happy holiday

Sunday, November 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

What's your top choice?

SLU again
Sunday, November 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

I've heard good things about Temple. SLU's the #1 health law school in the nation if I remember correctly. Did you apply to their PT program? How about their Summer program? Don't hesitate to email and I wish you the very best luck :)

Follow-up with SLU
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey jnicole1983, I actually sent an email to SLU as I never heard from them. They responded within a day or two saying I was complete. I recommend you email their admissions to find out if you are complete or not. (I am sure you are) Good luck to you!

Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats girl! SLU is an excellent school (and don't let anyone tell you different!)...... Good school, nice money = Not too tough of a choice if you ask me! Great job and best of luck to you!

general question
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

What us medical anthropology? Sounds interesting!

Rutgers Jump Start
Thursday, February 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

What is the Jump Start program at Rutgers? I really want to go to Rutgers but I feel like my LSAT score puts me out of the running, even though my UGPA is good. I never heard of the jump start program though. What is that?

Rutgers Camden Jumpstart
Thursday, February 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Thank you for you response regarding the Rutgers Jumpstart. I inquired with the admissions office regarding the program and this is her response: "Hi Melissa, Thank you for your interest in Rutgers School of Law- Camden. The Summer Jump Start program is an opportunity for admitted students to start a core law class in the summer. You have to be admitted into the law program to be considered. It is not a conditional law program, however Widener and Temple do offer conditional law programs (if interested, you can always transfer to Rutgers after your first year at any ABA law school). If you need additional information, please feel free to call me at 1-800-466-7561." I see that you are leaning towards Drexel but just figured I'd let you know that based on what Nancy said to me, I am thinking that you are off waitlist and accepted at Rutgers. Melissa

Re: Drexel Law
Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. No I did not go to either of the Accepted Student Days. But I had went to Law Society Day on Feb 1st which is when they told me I was accepted. I chose Drexel because it was the only school I applied to lol. Well I was going to send in my application to Temple the day I found out I was in at Drexel. And they offered me 20,000/year for the 3 years and I had def wanted to go to school in Philly so I just figured why not. Also one of my parents friends is a federal judge in Philly and sits on the Board of Trustees at Temple Law but he wants his son to go to Drexel instead of Temple b/c he thinks its a really good program. Hope this helps!

hey there!
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I was also at the ASD @ Drexel earlier this month, maybe I saw you there! I am going with Drexel because I love the school and the energy they are putting into making it a great program, plus the $ did not hurt. I really wanted a place I could sit down and talk with profs/the dean, and they are SO willing/ready to meet my educational needs. I just got a great vibe, I visited about 6 times before I put down my deposit, so I knew I was making the right choice. Let's keep in touch!

Application process
Thursday, August 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey i really like your profile. i was wondering if you could give me as much information as possible to successfully make it through my cycle. Thank You

Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

hi, just wondering if you would share your lsat score. i'm in a similar position in terms of numbers and schools applying to. thanks.