Oct. 2005 - It is what it is. I sent in my tuition deposit to Cooley and am preparing myself for the May class.
November 2005 - I went to an open house at Cooley. The students I met seemed nice and the staff is willing to answer questions. The facilities are great because they are quite new. They do have a big open door policy, but staying in at Cooley is a challenge. Their exam schedule and policy plus their strict attendance policy does not help. Their grading scale is different. (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, F). So doing a GPA conversion from one school to another (i.e. STU), you kinda get screwed. Professors are stingy with As and Bs.
Sat. 12/17 - Santa Clara University (SCU) sent their letter advising me to retake the LSAT in December. They would hold my file, if so requested, until the Dec. score came in. SCU informed me that only 5% of their admits last year had LSAT scores below 155. =( Good thing about SCU is they take the highest score.
February - I attended St. Thomas University's law school event on Friday, Feb. 17th. Although the surrounding area is not great, the campus itself is nice and the school's enviornment has a great feel. The students are friendly and willing to answer questions. The staff is extremely friendly. Dean Butterworth and Associate Dean Sheldon are extremely approachable. Still waiting... Grading scale (A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, F)
03/12/06 - What is going on with the University of Detroit? Any movement? They sent a letter informing me that my application was incomplete (missing final transcript) which was not the case. I called last Monday and the transcript was found. The rep told me that my application was "moving forward." Still nothing... This is driving me crazy!
3/30/06 - Phew! UDM e-mailed me today to let me know I was accepted. Now, if anyone has any suggestions about housing in Detroit or the nearby suburbs, please let me know! Thanks.
03/31/06 - Withdrew acceptance at Cooley and made the deposit refund deadline in just a nick of time.
04/11/06 - Did my rejection letter from Santa Clara get lost in the mail? If not, then I'll just keep thinking positively. But I'm quite satisfied with the University of Detroit. As far as getting off of the St. Thomas University waitlist, the odds (numbers game) seem to be against me.
At UDM's Special Summer Program. News of a full acceptance or rejection will come early August...
Friday, August 4 - Officially IN! The wait, the anxiety, and this whole application process is finally OVER. On to law school!!