04/03/06: Email from Michigan waitlisting me. They require you to send a form in to stay on the waitlist.
03/26/06: After I withdrew, Alabama offered to guarantee the scholarship for all three years.
03/23/06: Financial aid offer from Utah. $5,000 merit scholarship plus 40% tuition waiver ($4,775). Renewable for years 2 & 3 with a GPA above 3.00. Add that to in-state tuition...sweet. It turns out that the $5,000 a year scholarship is a stipend, so I'd receive a check each month that can go toward whatever.
03/18/06: Letter from UIUC explaining that I'm on their "Priority Waitlist"...whatever that means. Maybe it means that if I show interest they'll convert it to an acceptance, who konws.
03/16/06: Big packet from Alabama. Selected as a Dean's Scholar (which means full tuition, a laptop computer, and a few other summer and study abroad perks)
03/11/06: Complete at Michigan via small white envelope.
03/06/06: Letter from IU-Bloomington with $25,500 over 3 years (divided equally over 3 years)
03/06/06: Letter from BYU with financial award information. $6,000 per year renewable merit award.
03/06/06: Call from George Mason with acceptance. Financial aid info in 2-3 weeks.
03/06/06: Email from Alabama with acceptance. Letter to follow.
03/02/06: Big packet arrived. Admission and in-state ($10,200) + fellowship ($4,000) per year from William and Mary.
02/25/06: Small letter. Admission and $16,000 per year renewable from Washington & Lee.
02/23/2006: Utah's library sent info about computing and web resources.
02/21/2006: Utah sent the next packet with info about scholarships/fellowships, volunteering, and general student life info.
02/16/2006: Invitation from Utah to attend an admitted candidate event on 3/9.
02/09/2006: I got my residency status changed for administrative purposes to in-state. If anyone needs to take care of this issue I would recommend doing it now as there are few others applying for a change in residency status right now. I submitted my packet incomplete on the 6th, brought additional documentation on the 7th, and when I called to check on the documentation they said I was granted in-state residency on the 8th.
Also, Utah's second packet came. This one deals mostly with financial aid. It too contains some materials I already have. New, important documents include: a letter outlining the financial aid process, info about scholarships (merit + need), info about tuition/fees (estimates), a financial aid cheklist, and an application for need based aid (due March 15 or within 2 weeks of receipt).
02/08/2006: Visited BYU, did the tour, and met with the Dean of Admissions. It was fun sitting in on a class for the first time in 5 years. I'm looking forward to doing it for real in the Fall. I sat in on Contracts...the students seemed intelligent, the professor was funny/engaging, and the guy I sat next to was nice and answered a few questions...he could see I was not a regular classmate (it's pretty easy to tell I'm not LDS and not yet abiding by BYU's honor code). The Dean of Admission was cordial but I felt a little more intensity than I expected; he's certainly an interesting contrast to Utah's Dean of Admissions. We talked money a little bit and the conversation was encouraging but I won't get any specifics until March.
02/03/2006: Received Utah's first packet. It's mostly information I already have or that is available on the website. Useful pieces of information: academic calendar for 2006, class visit schedule, residency status, U of U identification number, admitted candidate events will take place around March 9 & April 7, seat deposit is due April 14, and orientation fee is due June 2.
01/27/2006: BYU postcard...notice of intention. I need to let them know of my intention to attend by March 1 or they'll give my spost to someone else. Seat deposit of $200 is due by April 1. No info about financial aid or any packet about the school. Scheduled a visit for 2/8.
01/27/2006: Utah letter arrives. More information to follow.
01/23/2006: In at Utah. Via phone call from Reyes Aguilar, Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid. 5 packets over 5 weeks are to follow. Asked about financial aid info...it will come much later, maybe March.
01/23/2006: BYU letter arrives. Maybe one more paragraph than the email. No thick packet yet.
01/20/2006: In at BYU. Via email. Letter to follow.
-New York University
-Saint Louis University
-University of the Pacific
-Vermont Law School
-Quinnipiac University (CT)
-St. Thomas University (FL)
-Texas Wesleyan University
-Valparaiso University (IN)
-Western New England College (MA)
-University of the Pacific
-Brooklyn Law School
-University of Akron
-Golden Gate University
-Loyola University - New Orleans
-Lewis & Clark (Discounted to $25)
SENT: Date I submitted the application online via LSAC
RECEIVED: The date LSAC claims the report was complete
COMPLETE: The date I heard back from the school
DECISION: The date I received my admission decision
$$$$: Scholarship money - combined total over 3 year.