« on: February 23, 2005, 09:54:13 AM »
So I got an email today from UT Law Admission stating that my residency status couldn't be determined from my Application, and that I should clarify this with the Residency Officer at the school. No problem, I figured, until I read the last sentence, which stated:
"In most cases, a final offer of admission will not be made until your residency status is determined."
I immediately got on the phone and had a lengthy discussion with the folks at the Residency Office, telling them that I was an in-state student who graduated in 12/2003, and lived at home (my parents live in a home they own in Sugar Land, TX) until July 2004. For the past 7 months, I've worked at a software company in the northeast, but I plan on quitting work as soon as I decide which law school I will be attending. Both my siblings are classified as in-state: a brother who is currently an undergraduate, and a sister who was addmitted for Fall 2005. I have a TX driver's license, car registration, blah blah blah...
Anyways, the Residency folks immediately told me that based on this information, I will be considered a TX resident AS SOON AS I return to Texas. Of course, this won't be until AFTER I'm admitted to law school. In addition, they said that I would essentially receive one of three decisions from the Law School: admitted, denied, or admitted under the condition of establishing TX residency prior to starting classes.
When I called the Law School with this information, the person on the line was unsure whether this would cause a problem in my application. When I asked if they needed any information about me so that they could locate my file and attach a note to it, I was told that there was nothing for them to note, since residency was completely out of their hands.
Have I done all that I can to make sure this doesn't jeapordize my chances of admission?