willithappen (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Oklahoma City University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/06/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/20/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Akron Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 14 years
Stetson University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/08 Upd: 14 years
University of South Dakota Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/06/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/29/08 Upd: 14 years
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 Nova Southeastern University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/29/08 Upd: 14 years
University of New Hampshire School of Law Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/08 Upd: 14 years
Florida International University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/08 Upd: 14 years
Florida Coastal School of Law Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/08 Upd: 14 years
New England School of Law Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/08 Upd: 14 years
#2 Barry University School of Law Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 14 years
West Virginia University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Widener University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Appalachian School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/08 Upd: 14 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/07 Upd: 14 years
St. Thomas University - Florida Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/08 Upd: 14 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta Accepted D W Type: RA Sent: 01/07/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/08 Upd: 14 years
#1 Florida A&M University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/30/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 148
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.55
  • Degree GPA: 3.0
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Poli Sci

Demographic Information

  • City: Tampa
  • State: Florida
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I worked at a big firm throughout my undergrad and was unable to do any extracurricular activities. Hopefully the admissions com. will see this and look past it.

Additional info & updates

I have a disgraceful GPA and sad LSAT score but am determined to get into a school. My GPA is bad because I didn't care or try during my first two years of school. Since then I have had a decent grade trend. Because of my commitment to work I have been unable to boost my GPA up like I know I can. I aslo have kind of a unique story that I hope will help. My brothers and I were kind of abondoned when I was 16 and so I took care of my youngest brother and myself. I had to drop out of the 9th grade to do this and this set me way back. After he graduated I got my GED and went to a community college. I started working for the firm I am at now and am about to graduate from USF. I wrote about this in my PS so hopefully this will help.

I will go wherever I am accepted but would like to stay in Florida.

I want to wish everybody good luck in this cycle.

01-29-08 Two rejections and an acceptance from Cooley...off to a bad start.

01-30-08 Deferred from JMSL-Atlanta. Little white envelope.

02-01-08 Waitlisted from St. Thomas. Little white envelope.

02-04-08 Deferred from Barry. Little white envelope.

02-13-08 Dinged at FIU. I knew this was coming. Little white.

02-14-08 Dinged at FCSL...I know my numbers suck, but are they that bad?

02-29-08 Nova offered me the aample program. I doubt that this is an option for me. The cost for this program is criminal. $3,500.

02-29-08 South Dakota offered me the opportunity to attend their Law Screening Program. The program is over the summer which I am unable to attend becuase of undergraduate studies. I wrote to them asking them to reconsider.

03-03-08 Dinged at Stetson but this is not a suprise.

03-07-08 Appalachian accepted me. I called them about an email they had sent me in mid February and the guy who answered told me that I had been accepted and the package is being mailed today.

03-10-08 Dinged at Franklin Pierce. What can I say my numbers suck.

04-02-08 I am in at FAMU. What a relief this is because I have been sweating little angry men for a couple of weeks. It was starting to get late in the cycle and I was aging a lot faster because of the stress. Ok now on to the info that could help you. I was notified via thick white enevelope. It was kind of obvious as the envelope read Welcome to the FAMily. I didn't receive a call from the Dean like others.

Well my cycle is over and I would like to wish everyone good luck. Also, I look forward to seeing you if you are headed to FAMU.

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IT HAPPENED
Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

...at least you know you are going somewhere! Best of luck with the rest of the cycle!!!

GL
Sunday, January 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck man. I really hope things go well for you. All the best.

TITLE REQUIRED
Saturday, February 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

My story is similar to yours in regards to the disadvanteged childhood etc. However, you are not as bad off as me. I too was deferred at John Marshall - ATL. You will get in somewhere. It will happen. the question is, will it happen for me? I see that you have applied to widener. I know it's a long shot but I had to put in my bid. They have had my application since 10/31/07 and still no rejection letter yet. I would be lucky to get a conditional acceptance. I don't want to re-test. Every day is like "did the mailman come?" Now that football season is over, I think I will go nuts over my obsession with this whole process. Oh well.

NOVA
Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good Luck on your apps, let me know iyour thoughts on AMMPLE, I know it is expensive but have you heard if it's worth it? I have heard rumors that it is a rip off, but it's hard to tell if that is just sour grapes from people who couldn't make it..

FAMU
Saturday, December 15 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks. I received a letter in the mail. My scores were 140 and 149

Hello
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I had a 148 as well. It was a miracle I got off Ave's wait list but I sent them numerous letters and called once. Schools really like that and sometimes will look past the numbers if they see someone who truly wants to attend.

FAMU
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

BTW I applied back in December and got a call from them in Feb about being accepted.

FAMU
Monday, March 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats, "Will"! I really hope to see you on campus. I hate to think I, too, will be waiting so long before I hear from FAMU. When is the seat deposit due?

FAMU
Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your advice. I sent them a letter of continued interest plus 2 additional recommendation letters. I'm really hoping to get in. I don't want to go up north for school, I'm a Florida girl!

FAMU Accred
Tuesday, October 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey there, Not trying to scare anyone about the accreditation, I just believe that its a valid concern of mine. As far as sitting for the bar and everything I know we are fine. If for some reason they lose accreditation, it will be a severe hit to their reputation. I think something similar happened to Barry a few years ago. I will probably be at FAMU, so lets hope for the best :) Hope to see you on campus!

FAMU
Saturday, December 15 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on finally getting your acceptance from FAM. That is one of 3 schools I'm trying to decided between. Wish you the best and who knows, I might see you there.

Thanks
Monday, March 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, hope to see you there, too. Unless Barry comes in with some serious money. :-)

Congrats
Sunday, July 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

on FAMU, it sounds like you really deserve it, man.

Your story
Thursday, February 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey I came across your profile and wanted to commend you on overcoming what you have. To come from raising your own brothers to getting a GED, etc. it is quite the story. I wish you the best of luck with whatever school you end up attending.

nova aample program
Saturday, April 05 2008 at 08:00 PM

how long did it take for nova to offer you the aample program? I received their decision online but do they send you something in the mail about the aample program?

FAMU
Sunday, April 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey... I may be going to FAMU in Fall and wanted to hear about what made it your final choice. I mean we all know about the issues they\'ve had. But what was the defining factor? You can send me a PM. Thanks.