yoni (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 New York University Rejected D Type: ED Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: 11/01/06 Comp: 11/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/11/07 Upd: 17 years
#2 University of Pennsylvania Accepted D A Type: Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: 11/01/06 Comp: 11/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 170
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.62
  • Degree GPA: 3.62
  • School Type: large private
  • Major: Art History

Demographic Information

  • City: New York
  • State: New York
  • Race: white
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

NYU Arts and Science undergrad. Class of 2006.
Art History Major, Politics Minor.
3.7 Major GPA.

Full Time Paralegal at top New York law firm.

Various club leadership positions.
Study abroad.
Congressional internship.
Various other part time and summer jobs.
Parabolic improvement in grades from freshman to senior year.
Applying for Fall 2007.

Additional info & updates


Early decision to NYU and Early action to Penn - sent out.

10/31: Submitted Penn and NYU through the LSAC website

11/01: E-mail from Penn that they've received my e-app

11/13: I Called NYU to check on the status of my application. A very friendly woman told me that my application is complete and all set for Early Decision.

11/14: I called Penn to check on the status of my application. Another very friendly woman told me that my application is complete, and that it's "before the committee as we speak." Not really sure what that means. I have a feeling it just means that it's one of the thousands that are complete and have gone to the next phase, i.e. the committee. Who knows?

11/20: E-mail from Penn that my application is complete and good to go for Early notification.

12/16: Small letter in the mail from NYU telling me that I've been deferred. Not surprising. Still disappointing. "That's better than being rejected..." has its limits.

12/21: Thin letter from Penn informing me that they have decided to "hold" my application for further review. I'm guessing this is simply Penn's way of saying I'm deferred. However, in contrast to NYU, they say I will have a decision by April 1, but that it could be much sooner.

Pretty bummed. Thought I had a shot at pulling one of these out. Looks like I've got some campaigning ahead. I am hereby rolling up my sleeves and digging in for the long haul.

2/22: Mailed Letters of Continued Interest to both NYU and Penn. A lot of stuff overlapped, but that's no surprise since I want to go to both for similar reasons, and I'd be THRILLED to go to either one. Also, updating on what I've been up to is the same for both. I did add a little family connection to Penn, though, and highlighted the undergrad connection to NYU. I hope this pushes me over the top.

4/4: In at Penn! Large envelope postmarked 3/31. Sooo excited!!!

4/11: NYU Rejection in a thin letter (letter dated 4/4 - not really sure what took so long - I live in Manhattan). Oh how the ding stings. But I'm very excited about Penn.

And so the cycle closes.

Good luck, everyone!

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soccrbri15 cannot follow directions.
Sunday, July 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

What law firm you at?

I love your music
Tuesday, November 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

That album you did at the Acropolis was amazing. Good luck with your apps!

Couriousty Killed the cat
Sunday, July 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

May i ask why only two schools? Never-the-less good luck on the success of your cycle.

next cycle
Sunday, July 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

taking the test in june -- applying next cycle. i'm at cov.

holding breath for UPenn
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

eek, can't they just let us in already?!? Good luck with NYU and UPenn--I called them about my application and they were really nice, as they were when I visited this summer.

sorry buddy
Saturday, June 10 2006 at 08:00 PM

i am actually waiting to hear back from a few more schools and the loss of anonymity makes me nervous. however, i hope you get a nice big manilla envelope soon! and then withdraw from penn :)

Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Well, I added two more LORs after they considered my file complete, and I have a Dec LSAT score (which is hopefully better than Sept) and fall grades to add to that. Can you get any sort of LOR from your employer hinting that you will be able to get a job there after graduation? Besides LSAT and GPA, schools also care about their grad employment stats, so maybe that could be helpful?

Thursday, June 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Really sorry about the deferral, they're crazy to pass up you with those stats/soft factors. Hopefully they'll realize their mistake and give you the nod in a couple months!

Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

on Penn! Hope to see you in the fall!