staplegunsarefun (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Santa Clara University PT Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 11/18/08 Rec: 11/19/08 Comp: 12/02/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/08 Upd: 15 years
University of San Francisco PT Accepted W Type: RA $13,000 Sent: 11/19/08 Rec: 11/20/08 Comp: 12/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/09 Upd: 15 years
Golden Gate University F PT Accepted A Type: RA $80,000 Sent: 11/26/08 Rec: 12/01/08 Comp: 12/19/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: 163
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.74
  • Degree GPA: 3.73
  • School Type: Private (Top 50) Engineering
  • Major: Dual: Psychology / EMAC

Demographic Information

  • City: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

- M.S. Cognitive Science from Purdue
- Sr. Statistical Programmer for Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- Invited Speaker, International Acoustics Conference
- Invited Speaker, Acoustical Society of America (received award)
- Multiple Publications (Gov't Reports, Book Chapter, Scholarly Papers)
- Completed Undergrad in 3 yrs, Dual Major, Manga Cum Laude
- NYS Certified Foster Parent
- Volunteer: Literacy Tutor (twice a week for two years)
- Volunteer: Dog Rescue (Website / Computer Support, Transport Volunteer)
- Competitive Ballroom Dancer (multiple awards, including collegiate nationals)
- Ability to quantify anything in terms of gummi bears (for example current salary = 1,931,967 gummi bears a year )

Additional info & updates

Only Considering ABA accredited part-time J.D. programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

03-21-08: Received official letter from Santa Clara increasing scholarship to $5,000 / year ($20,000 over 4 years)

03-19-08: Received cryptic poorly written email from Santa Clara saying "While we are able to up your scholarship a little and their may be an opportunity to give you more at a later date, right now it's just not possible". What does that mean? It says they "are able to up your scholarship a little now" - does that mean they *are* offering me (a little) more money? They didn't mention any numbers. I don't get it. This is from the *Assistant Dean*. I would expect clear communication.

03-19-09: Recieved official letter regarding full tuition scholarship from GGU.

03-18-09: GGU responded to my email stating that they changed my scholarship to a full tuition Dean's Scholarship, still need to maintain a 3.0.

03-17-09: Time is running out, decided to send letter to SCU asking them to re-evaluate scholarships based on increased LSAT scores, even though I hadn't heard back from GGU. Also sent follow up email to GGU, asking if they had any info about my re-evaluation request.

03-04-09: Email from Assistant Dean at GGU, forwarded request to Dean. Hope to have response next week.

03-03-09: USF resonded to "re-evaluation request", no more $$$

03-02-09: Sent email to GGU Admissions Coordinator and USF Director of Admissions asking for re-evaluation of scholarship based on increased LSAT scores. Am waiting to send letter to SCU hoping that I will be able to use increased offers from other schools to negotiate in that letter. Got response from GGU suggesting I sent request to Assistant Dean. Sent email to assistant Dean.

02-28-09: February LSAT scores posted. 163. All acceptances and money up to this point based on previous score (158).

02-07-09: LSAT exam at UC Santa Cruz (2nd try)

01-29-09: Attended SCU's, "Early Admitted Student Reception". Felt akward, but had yummy cheese.

01-23-09: USF, Letter, Accepted w/ $13k (non-renewable)

01-22-09: USF Online Status "Decision Rendered"

01-20-09: GGU, Letter, Accepted w/ $15,000 / year (4 years), need to maintain a 3.0.

01-17-09: SCU, $3,750 / year (4 years)

01-09-09: SCU, Letter, Sorry! No scholarship money.

12-24-08: SCU, Letter, Accepted.

12-22-08: SCU Online Status Changed, "Decision Mailed"

12-19-08: Email GGU, App. complete (no status checker)

12-03-08: USF Online Status "App. Complete", also email

12-02-08: SCU Online Status "In Committee", no email

11-26-08: GGU Application Sent

11-20-08: USF Email "App. Received", Status Checker Info

11-19-08: SCU Email "App. Received", Status Checker Info

11-19-08: USF Sent

11-18-08: Santa Clara Sent

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Good luck!
Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

I just wanted to wish you good luck from the South Bay Area! Awesome Bay Area schools, I'm sure you will have a great cycle! However, law school might put a strain on your gummi bear savings for a bit.

Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck from the east bay! I wish you well and yes, I first received notice from USF on the status check that a decision was rendered and a letter was sent to my permanent address. I then received an e-mail alerting me of my acceptance, and I do not think my letter arrived in california yet(still at school). Again, good luck and I am sure you will do well!

Wednesday, December 10 2008 at 07:00 PM

thank you very much. but i have to say, your extras and experience since undergrad will definitely be a big plus. IM impressed there! good luck!

Thursday, October 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

I actually got an email and never really checked the status checker. The email said I would get a package in the mail but since I am home for Christmas break I won't get that till I am back at school. Good luck, hope you get an email!

Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Santa Clara! :-)

Thanks and congrats!
Wednesday, October 01 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the tip about SCU sending their merit awards in a separate letter. I received it a few days after my acceptance packet, just like you said. Also, Congrats on SCU! I'm assuming this is your 1st choice in the Bay Area? You must be excited. :D

Wednesday, January 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

What's your top choice?

Wednesday, January 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with the Feb LSAT! Personally, I would choose SCU and USF over GGU. I probably wouldn't go to GGU because of the reputation and attrition rate, even if they did give nearly a full scholarship. SCU and USF I would say are relatively equivalent in terms of regional reputation (I prefer SCU myself though). *If* I do get in, I will likely switch to PT after 1L. With my low stats, I won't be in the running for any scholarships. :(

Friday, December 12 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your full scholarship to GGU! That is awesome, I hope you enjoy it there!