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I am sorry!

At least you have an answer and can narrow your choices accordingly, right?

Oooh any clue where I can get a hold of these?

I am happy/sad for you!

OSU has me as 'decision' in the mail... I am thinking the same thing.

No, my acceptances have been regular business size envelopes with only 3 sheets in them so far, so relatively thin.

Oh man remembering those moments... so beautiful.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: "Hold" vs. Waitlist
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:39:51 PM »
I am deferred (on hold) at Lewis & Clark, and I don't know if it is better than a WL, but I can tell you that they told me I should receive a decision of some sort in late April/early May. I am sure the school wouldn't mind if you called to ask what kind of time line they are looking at!

Where should I go next fall? / I'm going to give THEM index numbers!
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:38:05 PM »
So because I've been baffled this far by the many factors that go into this decision--I've frequently felt like I am comparing apples to oranges--I am going to create a critera-based, quantitative evaluation tool to assist me with my decision. I will pull out factors that are personally important to me, and weight them accordingly. Help me think of factors if you'd like!

Full Time/Part Time
City Type
International Law Program
Dispute Resolution Program
Overall Price=cost-scholarships.
Cost of living

also keep in mind the COL adjustments sort of assume you will be living in the state/region where you went to school. Keep in mind a Harvard grad might go home to Nebraska or something.

I agree. Straight out of undergrad, I accepted a position in a Cleveland suburb for around $30,000. My best friend went to the Big Apple and got $40,000. She comes out on top, no? Well my rent & utilities are $400 a month for a lovely townhouse (I have a roomie so 800 total for TONS of space) and hers is $1500 (rent only) for a shoebox size efficiency apartment near the projects. She is barely making ends meet (her parents send her infusions of $), and I've been packing hundreds monthly into my IRA on top of being able to live comfortably.

Now this will all change when I quit to go to law school, but for now, it is a helpful and real illustration of the Cost of Living factor many take for granted. One of the reasons Willamette has a slight advantage in my mind over Seattle... though I am still undecided.

I just emailed all my outstanding decision schools, and they have all been not only helpful and pleasant, but have explained where my application is and how soon I can expect to hear from them. I would HIGHLY advise contacting them.

Great advice, thank you!

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