Four waitlists, one deferral - I'm on it until the bitter end. Deposits be damned! Someone will let me in...right?
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« on: March 28, 2008, 06:13:35 PM »
OWK - If I can figure out some way to let these other schools know about my waitlist, I would absolutely do it - I just don't quite to know how to word that. "I might leave you for so and so, but I would be happy to put down a deposit now?" I'm an English major, but words are escaping me for this one. Thanks for the info about your friends!
« on: March 28, 2008, 05:49:06 PM »
Second, if you are in fact waitlisted at UMich, I would be surprised - shocked, actually - if you didn't get accepted to Iowa, W & L and W & M, let alone Kent or American. Have you informed those schools that you have been waitlisted at UMich? I take it you were rejected from Northwestern? Did you not apply to UIUC?
I did apply to UIUC, and didn't bother to apply to NU. My numbers are not all that great, which made the UMich waitlist really surprising (trust me, I am in fact, on that waitlist. I read and re-read the email about a million times as I cried for joy =). Would it do any good to tell them I'm on that waitlist? I mean, all my problems would pretty much be solved if Kent got back to me. I would put in a deposit there and ride out the waitlists during the summer. Because of my numbers, which I would think we would be average if not slightly above, for Kent, it seems that they are holding me until the people with the high numbers, who are accepted, to accept or withdraw.
As for the Jesuit environment of Loyola, I know it's not like undergrad, but I have a very low....tolerance...for religious imagery, and I'm not sure what I might be getting myself into. I'm sure that sounds slightly silly to most people, but I just am not sure I could deal day after day...which leads back to Matthies point of being happy.
Matthies, thank you so much for your insight - I really am thinking now about exploring Loyola some more, but , as I said, a lot of it depends if I could be happy there.
OWK - sorry for not being able to quote you correctly!
« on: March 28, 2008, 04:12:53 PM »
Both crap options - I know. Trust me. As of right now, it's between the two of them, as deposit deadlines are soon, and I haven't heard from some other schools. Waiting on Iowa, IIT-Kent, and W & L. Waitlisted at American, W & M, and UMich.
I will not want to live in either of these places after law school, tuition is pretty much the same at each.
And advice would be greatly appreciated - except telling to me take a year off =0).
Edit: I know they are good schools, but just not anywhere where I could easily see myself.
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:57:55 PM »
-If you are an in-state resident for one of the schools, let me know which one - IL
-If your parents are paying for a % of your law school, explain that. Be sure to include whether or not you care about your parent's spending excess money. - Let's say yes, they will help (although my dad laughs when I ask)
-Let me know what you are like socially and what type things you enjoy - I don't mind the quiet life - a suburban girl who likes to hang out.
-Where you want to practice, and what kind of law you want to practice (possible options include biglaw, midlaw, small firm law, public interest, clerking, government and business) - I would like to end up in Chicago, working in business or biglaw
-Any other notably relevant information - Waitlists are a huge part of my cycle. It could make it or break it.
I've lived in both places, and I would say Chicago > Philly.... but then again, I was born in Chicago so I'm way biased. The NU building, I believe, is on Lake Shore Drive, and overlooks Lake Michigan. It's in a nice place.... I would rather be walking around there in the dark than Penn., but that could just be me.
Although long distance varies from person to person...it can work, and can work very well. I've been long distance with my boyfriend for all four years of college, as well as a different country long distance when I went abroad. It just takes a lot of dedication and trust, and a very clear understanding of the "terms" of the relationship. You can do it! It's really hard, but sometimes it's the only way to keep it together. There will always be some time off to visit (bring your books) and in the summers could work near each other.
Good luck! PM me if you have any questions...