I've finally decided on University of Michigan! I'll be notifying them and withdrawing from everywhere else this week. That should free up a lot of scholarship money! :-D
Received the call that I've been selected for a scholarship program at NYU!!! I have to let them know by Thursday. No pressure! In case you're interested, it's the Law and Business Scholars Program.
Received scholarship letter from Chicago today (dated March 19, stupid slow international mail)! Yay!!!
Maybe it's just me, but it's a little irritating when people leave messages asking you to withdraw. Clearly people don't just hold on to acceptances to hoard them like gold! There isn't a single school that I have been accepted to that I'm 100% sure I wouldn't attend, and until I am sure I will not be withdrawing. If you don't like it, tough!
Just got my rejection from Yale. Oh well, it's pretty much expected. On the other hand, it sucks that my final decision was a rejection. I kind of wished that I hadn't applied so that I would have had a full sweep! :-/
Also got some scholarship info from Duke (not nearly enough, will be withdrawing soon) and GULC (half Dean's Scholarship). I'll still be using that Duke flash drive though!
Just got the call from Dean Perry! I actually missed the call because I was down the hall, but as soon as I saw the number, Chicago immediatly came to mind. I listened to the message and knew I was in! I called back and we talked briefly, and now I have her direct number for any questions. Yay!
My letter from Columbia was sent via email since I'm international.
I just got the call from Dean Zearfoss informing me that I am the recipient of a full Darrow!!! WOW! I don't even know what to say. She mentioned that she wanted me to be chosen and was glad that the faculty committee agreed!
Removed W&L from the list, since I never sent in the dean's certification.
Came home to an acceptance letter from Vandy dated December 20! It had arrived sometime last week! Schools that send letters via international priority mail (Michigan) are definitely appreciated!
IN AT HARVARD! Got the call when I was about to get on the Space Mountain ride at Disney! Soooooo awesome! This has certainly made my decision a lot harder...
Got the Harvard call today while I was at an outlet mall. I think it went ok, though I felt that I could have elaborated more on my job and activities. The salespeople must have thought I was crazy, walking around their store on my cell phone!
In at Northwestern via email!
Just got the Penn call!!!! I'm so excited! I wanna make tons of noise, but of course I can't since I'm at work. YAY PENN!
Came home to acceptances from Duke, Michigan and Georgetown! I'm beyond excited to get my first three in the same day, especially since I saw a small envelope (complete letter) from Michigan first! YAY!!!
Complete at Columbia! Now if I could start getting some decisions... ;-)
Decision email from Duke!!! Hope the postal service is fast!
Complete at Vandy! Still haven't started my NYU essay, though. What am I doing?
First complete at Georgetown! Whoo hoo!
The only application left to go is NYU. I have another essay to write for them, and just don't know how to start it. I'm not going to apply to any other schools unless they send me fee waivers. I'm happy with the list of schools that I'm applying to and hopefully they'll be happy with me! :-)
Finally sent off the first of my applications! YAY!
UVA fee waiver
Vandy fee waiver
Northwestern fee waiver
Columbia fee waiver!
I finally finished a draft of my ps. Though it needs a looooot of editing, I think it's a good start and I'm well on my way to having the first of my apps out before the end of the month.
I'm still trying to decide on a strategy for when I send out my apps. Do I send them all at once, wait until I hear from the early ones before sending another round, send the ones that I really want first, etc? I kind of want to wait a little on Yale and Harvard, as they are my biggest reaches and I want to make sure that my statements are completely polished before taking that step.
Just found out that I've got fee waivers from NYU and Michigan. YAAAAAAAAAY!
**Received is when they received my report
**Decision is the date on the acceptance letter