therewaslight (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#7 Western New England College School of Law Accepted W Type: RA $51,000 Sent: 11/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/07 Upd: 15 years
#9 Golden Gate University Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 12/12/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 15 years
#8 University of Tennessee Knoxville Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/07 Upd: 15 years
#6 Quinnipiac University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 Willamette University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/29/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
#5 Drake University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/07 Upd: 16 years
#3 Valparaiso University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 16 years
#2 University of Toledo Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/06 Upd: 16 years
#1 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 12/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 154
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.13
  • Degree GPA: 3.14
  • School Type: big state school
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

  • City: Nashville
  • State: Tennessee
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I worked 50-60 hrs/wk during college, mostly as a lead manager of a restaurant. I built strong leadership, time management, organization skills, etc. I volunteer for a Rape Recovery and Prevention Center and I'm also a board member. I volunteer for the Immigrant Legal Clinic at the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Additional info & updates

I have a blog at

March 28th - Called UTK today. I was rejected. I don't care. I'm glad to finally have an answer. My cycle is complete. 7 acceptances, 1 waitlist, and 1 rejection. I'm satisfied. Part of me wishes I'd reached higher than lateral T3 schools, but that's ok. I'm really excited about SIU. I'm ready for August!

March 13th - Called UTK. My application "is still at committee until April 1st." Um, ok. So they haven't gone right out and rejected me. Wtf?

Called Quinnipiac. Decision mailed last week. Conversation went something like this: "I need to withdraw my name regardless of the decision. I moved so I won't even get it until it forwards to my new address." "Ok. Email us at blah blah" "Was I accepted or rejected?" "Um, neither?" "Well - deferred or waitlisted?" "Waitlisted."

Quinnipiac waitlisted me. I can't even be insulted over that. It's just TOO DAMN FUNNY. Ha!

March 12th - Received email from Willamette inviting me to admitted students preview day. Made a phone call. They sent the decision last Monday to my old address in TN. I informed her I'm going to be attending SIU. STILL! ANOTHER ONE! I'm EXCITED. Yeah...

March 2nd - Envelope came in the mail to my old address in Tennessee. A card from Golden Gate inviting me to their open house for ADMITTED STUDENTS. I guess this is their way of telling me I was admitted? Hrmph. I'm calling them Monday to say I'm going to SIU. (Edit 3-6-07: Email received saying YES I'm admitted, and I responded saying I'm going to SIU.)

Feb 3rd - Large package came from Drake. I need to formally withdraw all my apps so people who are waitlisted get their opportunities.

Jan 27th: I got in to SIU today. It's official. I'm moving to Carbondale, Illinois in a month for in-state tuition. I need to withdraw all my other applications. I'm SO excited!

Jan 8th: WNEC package came in the mail. It's official now.
Jan 3rd: received phone call acceptance from Western New England today with a renewable $17,000/year merit scholarship! I called Southern Illinois to find out if my application was complete and the admissions officer said it wasn't and asked to call me back. When she did, she explained there was a mistake, my application IS complete, and is now being sent to the committee. Yikes. This is my top choice! I talked about getting in-state tuition. I have to move there and have paperwork complete by Feb 20th and I'll be able to get in-state tuition beginning with Fall 2007. Oh, I hope this works out!

Dec 26th: received acceptance letter from U of Toledo at my parents' house (letter - no package? eh?) including a card saying I need to let them know by Jan 22nd if I'm coming or not -? Will be picking up said weird letter today (Dec 28th) for inspection. I don't anticipate hearing back from all schools by this date. Toledo is my 2nd choice school. Dying to hear back from the 1st choice, Carbondale...

Dec 21st: received package from Valparaiso today (turns out was sitting at parents' house for almost a week and they failed to tell me...jerks). One down, eight to go.

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Monday, October 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

The information packet didn't say anything about money. How about you?

Friday, October 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, congrats on Toledo too! My acceptance letter appears pretty normal ... it came in a regular envelope. Says I will be receiving more material/deposit info in the spring months. I got a postcard too to send back if I plan on attending.

toledo letter
Sunday, December 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

What do you mean by weird. Mine just explained my terms. and gave me a card to send in. I think that card (as read) says if you are planning on attending at this time. I don't thnk the card is binding. My understanding is that it just reserves a seat for you and you can later W if you get into your first choice!

Sunday, December 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

And I go to Cumberland right down the road from MTSU... if that is where you are at

wnec $$$
Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

niceeee job on WNEC...i'm hopin for some $$$, only 2 lsat pts behind you. good luck the rest of the cycle

So ILLinois
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

This is my first choice also. Was wonderig what your criteria is, we have similar numbers. Would love to hear more

Sunday, December 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah I was. Being from Ohio I have met about 5 people that have went through that program and I have not heard one bad thing about it!

Hope to see you in Carbondale
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Big congratulations!! I will have to pay out of state tuition the first semester, but if I get in I will go in June and get an apartment, etc. so make the cut for in-state Spring semester. I'm on pins and needles.

Sunday, December 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

on SIU!!! I'm calling myself a presumptive ding since the email I got was less than inviting, regarding me of the "decision". I'm glad you got in where you're certain you want to go. Best of luck to you, future JD!!

Sunday, December 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

today. SIU ding. Oh well. I'm glad to know I'm not the only optimist.

SIU - moving?
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

I got my acceptance letter today. Will have to go apartment hunting soon. I'd really like to get your impressions of housing options, etc. Plesae write me.

SIU - moving?
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

I got my acceptance letter today. Will have to go apartment hunting soon. I'd really like to get your impressions of housing options, etc. Plesae write me.

Golden Gate
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I did not receive anything about an open house, just the acceptance packet. That is strange that they never sent you an acceptance packet. Oh well, looks like it does not matter since you are going to SIU! By the way congrats on getting in to your #1. Good luck this fall at SIU!

Thursday, February 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

I have been admitted and am seriously considering SIU. Have you visited and how do you like everything about Carbondale?

Congrats on a fine cycle
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

What made you settle on SIU?