shellbell (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Northwestern University F WL, Accepted Type: Sent: 10/19/05 Rec: 10/21/05 Comp: 11/08/05 Inter: -- Dec: 07/27/06 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University WL, Accepted Type: Sent: 10/19/05 Rec: 10/21/05 Comp: 10/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 06/15/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: Sent: 09/17/05 Rec: 09/20/05 Comp: 11/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/25/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/17/05 Rec: 09/23/05 Comp: 11/01/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Pennsylvania Accepted D A Type: $25,000 Sent: 09/18/05 Rec: 09/29/05 Comp: 11/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted W Type: $15,000 Sent: 09/28/05 Rec: 10/18/05 Comp: 11/23/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/23/05 Upd: 18 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: $23,400 Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: 09/28/05 Comp: 11/18/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/05 Upd: 18 years
Columbia University Pending D Type: RA Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: 09/27/05 Comp: 12/05/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/05 Upd: 18 years
Boston College Rejected D Type: Sent: 09/28/05 Rec: 09/30/05 Comp: 11/13/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/06 Upd: 18 years
College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $16,000 Sent: 09/20/05 Rec: 09/23/05 Comp: 11/18/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/05 Upd: 18 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/07/05 Rec: 10/11/05 Comp: 12/01/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/06 Upd: 18 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: $15,000 Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: 10/05/05 Comp: 11/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/05 Upd: 18 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/17/05 Rec: 10/03/05 Comp: 11/29/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/06 Upd: 18 years
Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $69,000 Sent: 09/20/05 Rec: 10/04/05 Comp: 11/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/05 Upd: 18 years
New York University Rejected D Type: Sent: 09/23/05 Rec: 09/29/05 Comp: 10/31/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: 10/04/05 Comp: 11/20/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.75
  • Degree GPA: 3.78
  • School Type: small, public
  • Major: Poli Sci

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: non-URM
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Yeah, I know I have a lot of schools listed, but I figure I should aim high. After all, the worst that they could do is reject me.

Many other waivers that I am not using

Slightly modified my ps for each school

Additional info & updates

The Schools:

FORDHAM: thin big yellow envelope w/ single sheet of paper (letter dated 11/14)
GEORGETOWN status checker changed to decision sometime between 12/05 night and 12/06 morning...received plain eggshellish white envelope with plastic window with a letter dated 12/06 on 12/09 saying that I am on the "preferred waitlist."
CORNELL status checker changed to decision on 12/08/05 and received an email later that day.
12/10/05 Received a med. sized white envelope w/ official acceptance dated 12/06 that included deposit/seat reservation info.
NOTRE DAME: 12/09 email encouraging me to submit a "why ND" essay. I did write one... so we will see how that goes.
12/12/05: WILLIAM AND MARY acceptance came in large USPS flexpak envelope
12/13/05: I guess Rob S. called for me yesterday, but I was working. I called him back today and I am in at CARDOZO (possible $$ to come later) also received an email from UVA telling me that there was a change in my application status... I went decision.
12/16/05: Received cream colored envelope with a UVA deferral in it. I also received a package from CARDOZO with an acceptance letter that was dated 12/13/05.
12/22/05: Busy day. W&L acceptance came in white envelope, letter dated 12/15 (possible $$), received a letter from WM & MARY saying that I am seleted as to receive their graduate fellowship meaning that I will only have to pay in-state fees and will receive a stipend (letter dated 12/16), and a deferral letter (dated 12/15) from BOSTON COLLEGE indicating that a final decision will be made by March 1.
12/22/05: UPENN hold letter received
12/23/05: UMINN acceptance letter received (dated 12/19/05) with approx. 1/3 tuition scholarship!!!
12/27/05: FORDHAM merit based scholarship letter (dated 12-22) came today
12-30: NYU deferral today. Why can't schools just say yea or nay? Don't get me wrong. I am happy; I thought it was a rejection when I saw the envelope. Letter dated 12-22, postmarked 12-23.
1-06: Madison acceptance! Not sure when it came since I was gone for the week.
1-12: Northwestern waitlist via check status on website. Sent letter informig them that I do want a spot on the list.
1-19: Email from Notre Dame...I'm in! Yipee! A package was sent in the mail today and I should be receiving it soon!
1-30: CARDOZO dean's scholarship came in the mail today. Lotsa money! Will be hard to turn down. My unofficial NUMBER 1 put me "on reserve" today.
2-2: Chicago rejection received. Not too upset about it. I wasn't sure I would go there if I got in (with the econ prospective and quarter system it prob. wasn't the best match for me). Letter dated 2-2-06. Good Luck Chicago applicants!
2-13: BC denied my app. It's okay though. It's their loss. I have some awesome schools to choose from. Good Luck BC applicamts!
2-16: OMG! UPENN acceptance via email! I wish I could go out to celebrate but Snowstorm Christine is keeping me inside : ( . This kinda makes me wonder what's up with BC.
2-27: W&L Honor's Scholarship! Loads and Loads of $$$$$.
3-03: MICH waitlist via email.
04-07: NYU Rejection via mail. Letter dated 03-30.
*note on money: WM & Mary Fellowship, which is in-state tuition plus 4k/yr. In-state for UMINN and UW-Madison
I made my decision and I will be at PENN! Mailed the deposit on 04/11/06.
Addl' notes: 5-30-06 placed on GULC's shortened waitlist
6-15-06 notified that I was placed on Northwestern's shortened waitlist both via email. Northwestern stated that of the initial 700 waitlisted applicants, only 300 will be placed on the summer, short waitlist.
6-18-06: Came home from a trip and had a fed ex package from GULC... accepted off the waitlist
7-27-06: Email from Northwestern... accepted off waitlist. However, they are unable to offer grant or scholarship $$.
All comments welcomed!

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Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

your Fee Waiver info now so that people can use that to search you out. Good luck this cycle. I feel like you're on the good side of "border line" (if even border line) for a lot of your choices.

Wednesday, May 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just updated!

Tuesday, October 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'll be rooting for your acceptance as well.

Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

definitely similar numbers-- i'll keep my eye on your profile, hopefully we'll be hearing good news.

good luck
Sunday, August 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the congrats--good luck to you too! gtown's not my top choice, but i'd be perfectly happy if that's where i ended up. i lived in dc for 6 months last year and really liked the city, i have a lot of friends who are moving there, and the LRAP is nothing to sneeze at...

Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

well done on fordham! you're going to law school :)

personal statement
Saturday, August 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

is it alright if you email me ur personal statement? I'm genuinely curious to know what your wrote about. thanks

i like your thinking
Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

"the worst they could do is rejection me." agreed. here's to the best.

good luck!
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

people do get into T-10 without 4.0s and 180s, don't let LSN and LSD convince you otherwise

Wednesday, May 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

That is so last name begins with the letter "L" as well.'s hoping for some acceptances soon!

Friday, August 05 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yes, def. going to the admitted students day. Which one are you going to?

Grats to you too...
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

on Cornell and Fordham! And I bet that Gtown acceptance will be here any day now.

Hey, thanks!
Saturday, August 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the three so far, and best of luck with the three remaining!

Thursday, August 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances! You made some great application choices, practical but confident!

Monday, September 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances, too! You are doing really well so far this cycle.

yay and thanks!
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

I was DEFINITELY doing the happy dance--as you should too! Well done on all those acceptances :)

Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Cardozo! And I still think you have a good shot at Penn...I think they are sending out another batch of acceptances or calling people now so I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya!

Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck! I hope you also hear from Michigan soon. Perhaps it will come on Saturday, right in the middle of the holidays. Good luck on all your other Apps as well, especially the hidden ones ;o)

Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

First of all, congrats on all of your acceptances. I received the same offer from W&M. Did you get the letter along with it asking for more info if you want to be considered for additional scholarships? If so, what are your thoughts?

Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Isn't it weird that you've heard back from everywhere, but the season is far from over ... you'll have lots more good news coming your way in the Spring, I'm sure. Actually, since you have some hidden apps, maybe it's not true that you have heard from everywhere you applied, it just appears that way. ;-) Are you going to send update letters and all that jazz to the schools where you're deferred? More essay type things ... yay.

thx for good wishes
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

i sure did apply to a lot of schools - felt the need to have two application strategies in case i couldn't overcome my gpa. plus, it will (hopefully) be nice to have options for money and location in a couple of months. good luck to you - though it looks like you are already doing GREAT! happy new year~

Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! It is probably my first choice right now, but ND thew some cash my way so that makes things interesting. I'm hoping to visit both soon. I'm looking hard at W&L too, since I'm a southern gal and Michigan winters do not sound friendly. Congrats on all your acceptances as well!! What's your top choice so far?

No Doubt about UMich
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

They are truly testing our skills in the art of patience. I hope they send you the envelope with the Big Blue folder soon.

Wednesday, May 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Not enough, but every little bit helps. They gave me 5000. I hope my financial aid package from them is good ::crosses fingers::.

GL with CLS!
Saturday, August 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck with the Columbia decision! I hope to see you there next fall!

Monday, November 14 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances! We have a lot of similar admissions decisions (and similar #'s). Do you have a top choice thus far? Are you going to visit Cornell?

Monday, November 14 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances! We have a lot of similar admissions decisions (and similar #'s). Do you have a top choice thus far? Are you going to visit Cornell?

Same Schools
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

we've got a lot of the same schools listed with the same results... good luck on the rest.

Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I didn't do anything it was just in the e-mail they sent me. I actually didn't see it the first time, because I was surprised to get the e-mail. I saw it the second time I read the e-mail.

Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

and congrats on penn. you also know how stressful it is when you have to wait several months to hear something but at least its worth it when you get in :) i'm sure you'll be receiving more good news and good luck deciding which school to attend.

Penn and BC
Saturday, February 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Penn! I know I won't be so lucky. I got rejected from BC, too, and I'm not sure what's up with that.

Saturday, February 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm not too optimistic but I'm really pleased overall with the choices I have. Just wondering if you're from Boston? Feel free to PM me on LSD if you don't want to share that. I have a theory about BC.

Thursday, August 05 2004 at 08:00 PM

Wow, that's awesome on Penn. Congratulations! Hopefully, I'll be as lucky too.

Holy Moley
Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

We are BC WEIRD REJECT TWINS! Congrats on Penn! I'm psyched for you. Will I get to meet you at Admitted Students' Weekend?

Thanks Again...
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the kind words. In response to your question, the NU with $$$ vs Michigan decision will be a tough one for me. I don't know for sure yet. Good luck with Michigan and your other remaining decisions.

Sunday, December 25 2005 at 07:00 PM

Well, honestly I didn't even want to let myself think about leaving NYC -- but now I'm realizing that its an option and I have some great schools to choose from. I'm keeping an open mind and will probubly love Penn when I go to admit weekend...if I get into NYU I'll most likely go, if not, I'll choose between Penn, Boalt, Texas and GULC.

Penn Admit Weekend
Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

You know they reimburse up to $250 for travel expenses? That might help! Hope to meet you there.

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

on some great acceptances! Any idea where you're headed?

which one?
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

which one will it be? or are you going to wait out some of the waitlists?

Looks like...
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

UVA for me. waiting to hear about financial aid and scholarships from BU and waiting for a decision from u of m (although at best it will prob be a waitlist).

Friday, August 05 2005 at 08:00 PM

hey...I think I'm going to NU. I really like Cornell, but I think NU has a lot more to offer in terms of business programs, and the student body seems a lot more laid-back. Also, I really need the urban environment. Good luck on your choice!!

Thank Gd for Penn!
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sorry abt NYU... How's your GPA?

Feels good!!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

We are basically twins! Can't wait to start school and meet you and everybody else.. it's going to be a blast!

Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Penn. It's great to actually know where you're going. Now I just have to worry about actually going to law school.

Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

See you there in the fall!

Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

We have two things in common: 1.) A BC Rejection 2.) A future Penn Law JD! See you in the Fall!

thanks for your comment
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for you comment. Don't worry I deleted those mean comments. They mean nothing to me. Now I have proof that I can do the work. I got my first graded legal writing assignment back and did higher than the curve, which mean to me now I know that I can do the work, and not only do it, but do it well. Congrats on Penn that is my dream school!! Maybe i'll see you in philly next year, I might consider transfering to Temple in philly and maybe even Penn if my grades are incredible. Your gonna love Philly I miss it but still love indianapolis. take care!

Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, how did you get money at UPenn? is that need-based or a scholarship? that's really amazing.