Accepted to Loyola by phone and DePaul by big package in the mail. DePaul included the scholarship offer.
Emailed Iowa to find out if I was complete and was informed that I've been placed in the "hold decision category".
Finally got my Loyola acceptance materials with my scholarship. A little disappointed....I was kind of hoping that they would at least match DePaul and make it an easier choice between the two.
Received Wisconsin waitlist in a small envelope. Kind of stings a bit.
Received Drake acceptance and scholarship offer in a large envelope. Kind of nice to hear some good news after what I've been hearing recently.
I am sinking into a deep pit of despair regarding my Iowa application.
Accepted to Chicago-Kent by email.
Chicago-Kent acceptance materials in the mail with excellent scholarship. And so the plot thickens.....
Emailed Iowa to check on the status of my application....waitlisted. This is crushing and is easily one of the three biggest disappointments of my life.
Finally got a response from DePaul. Had sent them a letter detailing the offer I got from Kent and asking for more money. They offerred me an extra $2000/year. Not enough though. Sent a similar letter to Loyola a while back and they responded basically that they do not revise offers. Now negotiating with Drake and will probably end up there barring something crazy happening.
I GOT IN TO IOWA!!!! I really can't believe it. Was accepted off the Iowa waitlist by email today and couldn't be happier. Going to be attending there 100% for sure.
Got a call from Drake. They've increased my scholarship to $24k a year. It's a great offer but its just not enough to get me to give up the education I'm going to get at Iowa.
Got an email from Iowa today. They're offering me a full-tuition scholarship. There is no way my cycle really could have turned out any better than this. This is probably the proudest day of my life.
(May Sometime): Drake offerred me their largest scholarship (I forget the name of it) for full tuition and a 10k/year stipend. Graduating from law school without debt was definitely tempting and I certainly considered the offer, but I think my earning power coming out of Iowa will allow me to make the 10k a year back quickly enough so I politely declined.
(5/23/2009): Finished my first year of law school and things have gone very well. Definitely come full circle since that pit of despair I was in about my Iowa application.
(5/8/2010): Finished my second year. Got a job at a great firm for the summer.