- I have never been an outstanding standardized test taker, so even a private tutor did not do too much (though he did help me bump up my score 6 points). I was also hospitalized for an extended period of time while studying for the LSAT and was required by my physician to see a specialist to determine the cause of my illness, and that specialist required that I be x-rayed every two weeks to, once again, determine the cause of my illness. The cause was not determined until some time after the June LSAT. This did not bode well with my already less than amazing standardized test taking "abilities."
11/4/2010 - Admitted in to St Thomas University - Florida's Summer Conditional (via status checker). More than likely won't be attending. Wasn't a top choice of mine.
11/8/2010 - Admitted to Phoenix Law School (via status checker) under the condition that I participate in their ASP (Academic Success Program). At first I thought it was like AAMPLE, but it's not, so even though Phoenix Law isn't one of my first choices, still a pretty good feeling!
11/12/2010 - Accepted at Charlotte School of Law (via e-mail). It sent almost immediately, seeing as the status checker just switched to "Decision Has Been Made." I love the idea of going to school in Charlotte, so we'll see!
11/18/2010 - Just received the link to the Florida Coastal status checker via e-mail.
12/08/2010 - Accepted to University of Maine (via online status checker).
12/10/2010 - Waitlisted at Whittier (via Status Checker).
12/10/2010 - Received acceptance to University of Maine (via small white envelope).
12/14/2010 - Was getting a bit concerned about my TJSL application so I called admissions. Apparently they reached their decision about me today but I won't be hearing anything back until early January.
01/10/2011 - Long time, no update. Apparently Texas Southern has made their decision and sent their decision via snail mail (from status checker on 01/08/2010). I'll have that in a few days, I'm assuming.
1/14/2011 - Accepted at Texas Southern (via small white envelope).
1/15/2011 - "In Review" at Western as of 1/13 (via Status Checker).
1/19/2011 - Accepted at Florida Coastal (via Status Checker). Acceptance letter in the mail.
1/21/2011 - Decision Rendered at Western State (via Status Checker).
1/24/2011 - Looks like my application at Oklahoma is being held for further review. That's kind of annoying, but oh well.
1/25/2011 - Decision Rendered at La Verne (via Status Checker).
1/28/11 - Dinged at La Verne (via small white envelope). Not disappointed because I would never want to move out to where the school is. Waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson (via large white envelope). Shocked about this. Seeing as it's Thomas Jefferson though, judging from other people's situations with them, I'll probably never hear from the school ever again.
1/31/11 - Dinged at Chapman (via e-mail). Not shocked at all. This was a school my parents wanted me to apply to (illusions of grandeur? I don't know).
2/1/11 - Accepted at Western. Pretty surprised, seeing as I'd been dinged or waitlisted by all the other SoCal schools. Nice to know I have that option (and also in an area I know, seeing as I did undergrad right across the way).
02/24/11 - Received Florida Coastal scholarship information - they're offering $6,000.
03/17/2011 - Accepted in to Oklahoma's Summer Program. I'm planning on attending Western, so this isn't an issue for me. I'll be withdrawing (or whatever they call it) from Texas Southern and Florida Coastal, freeing up spots for those on the waitlist.
03/19/2011 - Wow, people on here are a lot more forward than they should be. I don't think this website was designed to message people and encourage them to "do me a favor and withdraw from [Insert school name here]." Guess I was off-base with that assumption.
03/30/2011 - Finally heard from UCI. Not surprised that I didn't get in.
05/14/2011 - Received an e-mail from Whittier saying I was accepted in to their summer program. Will be passing on that.
05/22/2011 - After some careful deliberation, research, and conversation with an uncle who's a lawyer, I have decided to skip on law school. Going to a T4 school with no financial aid from a school with a history of accreditation issues is ridiculous, and transferring is difficult, and with a saturated job pool, the stress of having to pay 120k back in loans is outlandish. I have a friend who is in school for court reporting and loves it, and I'm going to that, and, per my uncle's suggestion, will probably sit for the LSAT in a year or so and aim for a score that will at least get me in to a top-level T3 school.