10/30/06 I'm going to start keeping track of fee waivers here:
Columbia, SMU, De Paul, Chicago Kent, Baylor, Loyola, Chicago, Northwestern, Temple, Washington and Lee, University of Miami, Seton Hall, Hofstra, Cardozo, Quinnepac, Ave Maria
11/14/06 Totally bummed out today. I just found out from LSDAS that my cumulative GPA is 2.5! That totally blows my chances at alot of schools, which is really disheartening. Grr, I wish it were still earlier in the cycle. My LORs better be darn good!
Should be wrapping up the PS in the next week or so.
Hoping to have my apps sent by Dec 1, but Dec 15 might be a more realistic date.
11/16/06 I felt the need to post one more time about how crappy my LSDAS GPA is. Some of those schools on my list look so ridiculous. Will be editing this weekend.
12/30/06 This last semester's As have helped the cumulative GPA some, though it's still way under a 3 which just makes me want to cry. I've had above a 3.66 for the past 4 or 5 semesters and maybe someone will see that.
The new plan = apply to a couple of schools that I really should get into, and then to a bunch of reaches and play the "It's a big reach but maybe just maybe" game. I guess it's just wait and see what happens.
01/20/06 Gah. The worst thing I could have done, I did. Because of thesis work/family commitment stuff, applications are only just now going out. So much for going to law school for me! Maybe South Texas will still show me some love.
I just went comeplete at Baylor. It's my first "complete" and I'm in love with it. Even if it takes them months to send me a decision, and even if it's a rejection, it is a nice feeling to know that at least one school is finally putting my application in the "to be considered" pile.
02/02/07 I really need to stop obsessing and realize that no matter how many times I check my email, I'm not going to get a decision any time sooner.
After receiving a second fee-waiver from Columbia in the mail I've decided to pay for my $12 report for the one-in-a-million shot at greatness.
To compensate for dreaming, I've also applied to SLU where even with my crappy GPA I fall at the 8% range.
02/06/07 ::::insert much thumb twiddling::::
02/09/07 I hadn't heard a peep from South Texas (not even saying they're received the app) so I called and I'm complete and "should hear back in a few weeks, but no later than April." K, thanks.
02/14/07 I'M IN AT AMERICAN!! Happy Valentine's Day to MEEE! Oh my gosh it's my first acceptance and it's even T50. I'm SO stoked, I love American. I'm going to law school! It was a big Priority Mail package. Yippeeeee!
(Complete 2/02, letter dated 02/12)
03/03/07 Rejected at Emory. It was to be expected, of course, and doesn't actually feel as bad as I thought. Knowing that American's international law program would probably still have pulled me to DC isn't hurting, either. Next?
(Complete 2/21, letter dated 2/23)
03/05/07 In at De Paul! I got an email from them 10 days ago about an ASW so it's nice to finally get the actual acceptance. And I didn't think ANYone would give me $$. $15,000 contingent on maintaining a 2.3.
(Complete 2/09, letter dated 2/16)
03/06/07 WaitListed at Notre Dame. I'll take it! There is hope.
(Received notice 1/29, never went complete, letter dated 3/02)
03/08/07 In a Chicago Kent! I got an email from Dean Krent saying I should be receiving an acceptance letter soon. God bless them for not making me wait for the mail! The past week has been great, even with a ding.
(Complete 2/05, email 3/08)
03/12/07 Kent letter in the mail, offer of $20k/year renewable based on "good academic standing." That would be a sweet bunch of money.
03/13/07 In at SLU (I guess!) - found out via scholarship informaion email this morning and "admitted students" email this afternoon. 03/16 _ I got the official acceptance package, naming me a Dean's Scholar and giving me $20K/year, renewable based on good academic standing.
03/19/07 WL at Fordham over the weekend, not going to stay on it. Rejection letter from UT today. Still stings, even though I knew it was inevitable.
03/22/07 Rejection letter from Duke. I'm rakin em in and stackin em up. To be expected, of course.
03/24/07 Georgetown rejection letter. Sure would be nice to get some good news one of these days.
03/30/07 Columbia rejection letter. I'm on a roll here.
04/04/07 Email from UH congratulating me on acceptance and giving information about admitted students events. Mailed letter to follow. Yay for getting love from my own city, especially this late in the game! (EDIT: Came home to find a small envelope from UH in the mail, and status checker *finally* changed after I had both email and snail mail)
04/05/07 Out at Boston College, small cream envelope.
Out at Northwestern, too. Email with link to PDF.
04/10/07 $8,000 from UH. I really wanted full tuition in order to really consider staying.
04/27/07 Seat deposits were due since I last updated. I sent $700 ($350 are refundable) to American and $200 to UH, and withdrew from the rest. It was sad to see the scholarships go. I visited American last weekend, and fell in love with DC. I'm visiting UH on Monday and will take it from there. Mostly I'm really leaning towards AU.
05/05/07 It took SMU 3 months to decide to WL me. I can't believe it's May and I still have 3 pending applications.
05/09/07 Rejection at UNC and Acceptance at South Texas over the weekend. I wouldn't have picked UNC over AU, or South Texas over UH. So, fair enough. One more letter and my cycle will finally be over!
06/07 It was a really difficult decision, but I finally decided on American over UH. The cost difference was huge (American = ~180K total and UH = ~30K) but the decision was made considering where I thought I would be happiest, where there was a little adventure involved, and of course where I thought I would have the best opportunities in the international law field both during my studies as well as after graduation.
Good luck to everyone!