(06/07/09) Going to American at the School of International Service for my masters.
(05/06/09) Rejected by Hastings. Letter was dated April 29, but I only received it today.. I live in so-cal so I don't know why it took so long to arrive. This effectively ends my cycle. I guess it's official.. I'm really leaving California. Exciting. I've put a deposit in for Penn State a while ago and unless I move up the wait-list from American that is where I will go. Good Luck to all in this cycle, hopefully everyone had a little better luck than me and we all end up successful in whatever we choose to do. But I just hope I maintain a 3.0 for my scholarship money.. HAHA.
(05/04/09) Rejected by Boston College today.
(04/29/09) Ask and you shall receive I guess.. Rejected from Boston U yesterday, but thankfully accepted to Chicago Kent via e-mail from the Dean today.
(04/26/09) Checked the mail about a hour ago. Waitlisted at Cardozzo for their part-time program. fml.
(04/25/09) Got rejected from Georgetown for the Part-Time program last week; expected- but still stung. I think I'm just really tired of this waiting game now.. I just want to know the status of all of my applications so I will know where I will go to school in a few months so I can properly enjoy my upcoming vacation to Europe this summer.
ps. UC Hastings.. please, pretty please accept me.
(04/09/09) Recently took a trip up north to visit some friends up in San Jose and UC Hastings since I also have a friend who is a 1L there. I think I really, really liked it. Hastings might be in a fairly shady place as my friend pointed out the 3 different shootings that have occurred around campus in the past year. Yes you did read that right.. 3 shootings. Apparently there is also a coke dealer a block away from the school, just in case anyone needed that info. While all this may sound depressing.. I actually liked it, I live in the greater O.C. area and can't wait to move out of suburbanville. I really enjoyed the city of San Francisco and loved the fact I don't have to drive every time I want to go out. The Muni, Bart, Cal-Train were all effective means of transportation. The school itself was a shock from undergrad, no huge buildings, thousands of people walking back and forth from class to their dorms/apartments, it was just basically one building for classes, next door was the admissions office and a few steps down was the tower, the living quarters for some of the Hastings students. The tower was originally a hotel and it still has that feeling, I think its beneficial to live maybe max 2 minutes from campus, but I don't see myself living there. I think going to Hastings has actually moved it into number 1 on my list.. but since I'm in the latter end of the competitive scale I can only hope the LEOP program can help someone like me.
On to other news, however, I recently got accepted to Seattle U via checking their website. It was a good feeling to get in, but since I only applied out of randomness there and have no real intention of going, I might just withdraw in the upcoming weeks...unless they offer me an amazing financial aide packet.. what can I say- I am a greedy person.
(03/16/09) It's been a while since the last update.. mostly due to not hearing back from any schools- that, however, all changed on the 14th. I was at the Scholars Weekend for Chapman University when my dad called to let me know I had been wait-listed in American. It would have been really really nice to have been accepted there right of the bat, but I did fill out there wait-list application and so now its just a numbers game to see how many people withdraw and how far down the list I am. On to other news- the Scholars Weekend at Chapman was fun, but I highly doubt they can move up the rankings as quickly as a professor was telling me to jump to tier 2: aka 51-100 status. I found out they are more or less currently ranked 132. Penn State right now just looks as the clear winner since they have and are continuing to move up so quickly on the rankings.. I mean from 91 to 77, that's pretty amazing. I can only hope they jump even higher. But it would be so much nicer to have gotten into Hastings or GTown part time- even though I know that is just wishful thinking. Plus I am thinking of just withdrawing from San Diego and giving my spot to someone who really wants to go, since they are not giving me any type of scholarship money at all.
(02/28/09) Received formal letter from Penn State congratulating me on getting accepted.. they offered me a whopping $8,000 per year if I maintain a 3.0. I had to take that with a grain of salt because I look around LSN and see people with similar scores and even lower GPA than me get much more fine aide.. like 20k and only need a 2.0 to maintain it. Oh well I guess that is life. btw the Chapman comment sorta freaked me out last nite.. do law schools/current law students read this? It kinda makes me realize how this can feel anonymous- but it really isn't.
(02/26/09) Received acceptance letter from Chapman via the mail. 90% merit scholarship awarded.. but you have to maintain a 3.0 or better to renew. This doesn't sound too bad, but I heard Chapman is stingy with their grades.. so I dunno about my chances of being renewed. Also, was invited to their scholars weekend (Mar 12-14).. I live in the area so I don't think I really need the hotel stay.. but it'd be nice to get away for the weekend from home, so I will RSVP today just to see if Chapman can truly wine and dine me because that really is a lot of money on the table.. specially with this economy.
(02/20/09) Found out I got accepted to San Diego via snail mail. Package was rather thin, so I thought I got rejected until I opened up the envelope and a paper saying something about fine-aide popped out and then promptly did the happy dance. I don't know how serious I am about going there, but it feels good to have a choice now. HAHA.
(02/19/09) Got Accepted To Penn State at the University Park campus. Pretty Excited. It feels good to just get into a Law School. I was doubting myself there for a lil while.
Faxed my fee waiver form for Seattle U and my Addendum for Chapman today. For the Addendum I simply wrote the second score is more of a reflection of me and my abilities than my first score.. I mean what else would I say? Thank You Chapman for holding up my application by an extra week and a half. If it wasn't for the free food on Wednesday night I might actually be upset. (02/13/09)