kruddler (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#5 University of Houston WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/15/05 Rec: 11/17/05 Comp: 11/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/17/06 Upd: 18 years
#21 University of New Mexico Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/04/05 Rec: 12/06/05 Comp: 12/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/06 Upd: 18 years
#7 Southern Methodist University Rejected D Type: Sent: 11/12/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 11/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/06 Upd: 18 years
#14 University of Nevada Las Vegas Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/05 Rec: 11/14/05 Comp: 12/13/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/24/06 Upd: 18 years
#100 St. Mary's University Accepted W Type: RA $6,000 Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 11/28/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/05 Upd: 18 years
#97 Texas A&M University School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 11/18/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/06 Upd: 18 years
#14 Texas Tech University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 12/02/05 Comp: 12/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/06 Upd: 18 years
#83 South Texas College of Law Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/05 Rec: 12/06/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/06 Upd: 18 years
Baylor University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/05 Rec: 11/09/05 Comp: 11/11/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/15/05 Rec: 12/13/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/06 Upd: 18 years
#34 Louisiana State - Baton Rouge Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/12/05 Rec: 11/28/05 Comp: 12/09/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/06 Upd: 18 years
#95 Texas Southern University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.62
  • Degree GPA: 2.58
  • School Type: Top public
  • Major: Journalism/Foreign l

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Worked a bunch during school year.
Top leadership positions.
Double major.

Real world:
3 years work experience.
A year of management.
Proficient (can functionally read, write, listen and speak in formal and academic settings) in a foreign language.
Just an all-around cool dude.

Additional info & updates

SENT: Date I sent it on LSAC.
RECEIVED: Date report requested.
COMPLETE: Date the school told me they received everything.
DECISION: Date I got good news or bad news.

Numbers are percent chances, per chiashu.

(Baylor is .1, Texas is .8)


12/12/05: Received St. Mary's acceptance in cream-colored No. 10 envelope. Letter dated 12/8. My app was sent sans PS; I e-mailed it on 12/5. No scholarship info.

12/22/05: Withdrawing from Texas Southern. Apparently I was supposed to sign a certification letter from LSAC. It's too much trouble considering I already have an acceptance.

1/13/06: Received a letter from Texas Tech telling me my application has been put in the Active Consideration category. Letter dated 1/11. A waitlist by any name is still a waitlist.

1/19/06: Received an e-mail from Texas Wesleyan informing me of my acceptance. I also get to watch a congratulatory video. I'm psyched!

1/26/06: Received LSU waitlist in white No. 10 envelope. Letter was dated 1/23. I love LSU football, but I'm going to withdraw that application.

2/1/06: Houston status-checker says "File in review."

2/3/06: Received another letter from St. Mary's in a cream No. 10 envelope. It was an offer of a $6,000 Dean's Scholarship. Letter dated and envelope postmarked 1/31.

2/4/06: Received letter from SMU in white No. 10 envelope. It informed me I was deferred. No surprise there. Letter dated 1/30 and postmarked 1/31.

2/6/06: Had an interview at Texas Tech. It went as well as I could have hoped.

2/18/06: Received rejection from Texas in white No. 10 envelope. Dated and postmarked 2/15. On the bright side, I got a Texas Wesleyan T-shirt today. Go...whatever their mascot is.

2/21/06: Status checker at UH says my decision's been mailed.
UPDATE: No e-mail. Best I can hope for is WL. Not holding my breath.
UPDATE: Got my Baylor ding in the mail.

2/24/06: Got my UH waitlist letter today. I'm still in the fight.

3/3/06: Texas Wesleyan declined to consider matching my 1L merit award from St. Mary's. My GPA is below their 3.0 threshold for merit money. Fair enough. Unfortunately...
Strike 1 -- Few OCI opportunities and relatively low reputation.
Strike 2 -- They want me to pay full sticker price when a comparable institution doesn't.
I'm still giving them a chance by going to their March 25 admitted students day. But it's going to be a tough sell for me.

3/13/06: Checked my mail after a long weekend away.
Waitlisted at South Texas. Letter dated 3/10.
IN AT TECH!!! Letter dated and postmarked 3/7. For all intents and purposes, this race is over.
Bang Bang! Get your guns up!

3/20/06: Withdrew from South Texas. Um, thanks but no thanks for the wait list offer.

4/24/06: SMU drops a speck of dirt into the honey with a message on my cell asking me to call them, because they want to ask me a couple questions.

SMU: Mr. Kruddler, would you be willing to accept a full scholarship to attend the SMU-Dedman School of Law?

K: Oh, I suppose.

UPDATE: SMU offered to consider me for a place in their part-time program because they liked my work experience. It pained me to do it, but I respectfully declined. I'm just too far down the road to Lubbock.

4/30/06: Received my decisions from UNLV (letter 4/24, postmarked 4/25), UNM (4/21, 4/24) and SMU (4/26, 4/26). All rejections, no surprises.

5/5/06: I finished 3-5-3, just a shade under .500. I'm looking forward to law school and actually going to class this time around. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

5/22/06: I got my UH WL rejection Friday, 5/19. Make that 3-6-2.

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LSN PS review
Sunday, October 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just read your LSD review of massive08's personal statement, and I must say, you wrote a wonderful critique. I bet your own statement rocks!

Good luck!
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Looks like we have a few school in common man. Good luck with everything. Dont know if you know but S. Texas is about to start requesting LSDAS reports. What's your top choice?

Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good Luck with your apps, we are applying to alot of the same schools.

Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comment. Good luck on your applications as well.

Congrats . . .
Thursday, July 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

. . . on St. Marys. When do you expect to hear from from Wesleyan?

Tx Wes status
Thursday, July 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

A very nice lady called me last night to see she need a little bit more info on my arrest history. I got it to her immediately and she said she'd get the file to the adcom members today. . .

Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

...on St. Mary's, happy holiday's and may Santa bring you acceptances and cash from your top choices!

what the heck?
Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

I went complete at Tech on the 1 of December and still haven't gotten anything!!!

Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks Kruddler. I really hope you get in as well.

Friday, January 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Did you apply via lsac or txwes? Thanks.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

It was for the fall 06' and i recieved it mid december.

Friday, January 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the previous response, I have one more question. Did you receive anything prior to the acceptance from TXWes? Thanks.

Best of Luck!
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

Been watching the Tech thread on LSD. We have similar numbers and have applied to some of the same schools. Just wanted to say good luck.

RE: journalism
Tuesday, November 01 2005 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the compliment, i've really enjoyed the j-school at K-State. where in the sunflower state did you live? congrats (if that's appropriate) on being in the deferred club at SMU. i wish i could go to your undergrad institution... TB

Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

For the congrats on StM.

Similar Results...
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I keep following your profile, and we keep getting similar results. What is your first choice at this point? Best of luck and keep me posted.

Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the comment on LSD... congrats on your acceptances and best of luck with the rest of your schools!

Go Team
Friday, November 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

TXW is the Rams! Go Rams! Hopefully, I'll get to be a fan this Fall - still holding my breath on admissions. You're doing great and will surely get more good news before this cycle is over. Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

I need to change that....what was I thinking. Thanks for asking that.

Wednesday, March 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

hahah "Bevo bitchslap". love it.

Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Howdy For Tech I applied 01/11/2006 and they sent letter of admittance 03/02/2006 Hope that helps - Good Luck with your apps!

Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks & gl with SMU and Houston!

Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your wishes, I have a feeling I will be hearing from them very soon :-) That is crazy about the waitlist. I would not have expected it! Congrats on Tech!!!

TTU waitlist
Thursday, April 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

Did your TTU acceptance mention anything in particular? I'm wondering because I was deferred, and I don't see many other people that have heard anything yet. I just want an answer (preferably yes) soon.

Monday, January 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances! I'll probably be at TTU as well.

Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Tech! My Cousin's husband went there for law and works in Lubbock now. They love it.

Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

It's 51/49 for Tech right now. However, anything can change in the next few months. I putting my deposits at both schools and weighing my options. So what about you? Congrats on being considered on such great schools with your GPA. You must have a really good file. If you don't mind me asking, where was your undergrad? Anything interesting in your file? Have you made a decision?

good luck at tech
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

tech has some good programs and if you do well you can get a good gig on the job side being in texas and all.

SMU... sorry
Thursday, April 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

When/how did the SMU decision come? Were you applying to their PT program?

Thanks and congrats . . .
Thursday, July 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

I've been meaning to drop you a line and congratulate you on the TT acceptance. It was my number one choice so I'm a little jealous but the reality is that things have worked out well for me. I'll be going to Marquette I just haven't made it official yet. DePaul was tempting given their jump in the rankings but Marquette will much better for my family life.

Wednesday, June 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

I would rather be dead in earthquake ravaged socal than lving in lubbock

Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

i know! isn't it ironic? ;-) what a very, very good day.

UH Wl rejection..
Sunday, June 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

how did you get notification? thanks!

I think you are right
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am excited about Tech. See you in the fall.

Monday, May 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey send me an invite on facebook for the group thing. My name is Jorge Leal from UT. I think you have to send me a friend request first.