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Financial Aid / Re: FAFSA Deadline
« on: August 14, 2005, 07:47:31 PM »
It can't be filled out until your 2005 tax return is complete. I think you can go ahead and get your pin now though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Got My First LS Junkmail
« on: July 06, 2005, 05:53:04 AM »
Anybody get the email from Case yesterday? I got a waiver yesterday for the Fall 2005 class! LOL!

To the OP however, even with all the "junk" mail, you may get something from a school you might not had considered before. That's how I happened to learn about IUB, and I'm starting there in August.

I really got a good vibe when I went to visit Kentucky. The students are friendly and it seems to be a relaxed environment. They are going to be building a brand new facility starting next fall. It may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere but there is plenty going on. The surrounding countryside is also gorgeous.

I did my undergrad in Kentucky (not UK) and it always struck me as unique, everyone is operating at a differnce pace. I'm from Florida, and it took a while to get used to, but I liked it. I got accepted there with no money - but with in-state tuition after a year it would be an excellent deal. I'm still considering UK myself. 

At the beginning of my application process I read One L, and almost gave up on the spot. I've gotten over it the anxiety and am just ready to get started. There are many students who treat law school like a job, and do most of their work during the day. I have no idea how well these folks do, but they were also the students giving the tours. Take what you want from that.

Focus on the end result that you want. I am doing the same. I am constantly weighing the benefits of keeping my current situation - in which I have no likelihood of ever progressing in the job I am at or buying a house or car of any consequence. Much less leaving anything for my children. And for this I work very long, hard hours, including weekends. VS law school and the prospects it provides.  I'm taking the latter.

Tymeless have you gone on any school tours yet? Maybe too late because of finals but having the chance to see things firsthand and talk to students really eased much of my initial anxiety.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:54:13 PM »
I'm just not used to the narrow streets lined with cars :) And pedestrian traffic!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:25:19 PM »
Have you decided yet hippie? I am really close to settling on IUB - even though the traffic annoys me! At least there is a campus bus system. And every city has bad weather! LOL. I just have to buy a warm coat now. :)

I'm a single parent also, and for a while was also overwhelmed with fear. But in this process of visiting schools I've also met lots of other single parents and the unknown isn't quite as scary anymore.

I'm trying to go for full-time, because it will coordinate better with day-care and school for my daughters, and reduce my time away from them. If I go part-time at Stetson I will probably work part-time and increase my student loans to accomodate. I am still working out all the scenarios and having a REALLY hard time making a decision.

IMO, being a single parent makes an already tremendous challenge even more so, but I am still convinced I can do it.

As far as day-care goes, start researching your options now. I have contacted child care facilities in every city I am considering, and have put my child on a waiting list when possible. Google the name of your city + "child care resource and referral". Most counties have a child care resource and referral, and they can tell if there is a child care on campus, or what most students use. They might also be able to tell you if there is any assistance available. Also, if you go to the web site of the state government, there is usually a link for child care information with information on finding providers.

Good luck!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IU-Bloomington. No word Yet
« on: April 23, 2005, 04:12:37 AM »
Not everybody's commit date was April 8th. Mine was the 15th - which I got extended to the 29th. I'm still waiting to hear from FSU, but otherwise I'll probably go to IUB.

I visited IUB and enjoyed it. The law school building was nice and all the students and staff I met were happy and pleasant. The library is gorgeous - but not as big as the pictures make it seem.

I wasn't as crazy about Bloomington, I know it sounds silly but the traffic and massive amount of cars really got on my nerves. The weather was terrible when I was there. I had paid for like 4 nights of a hotel and it was pouring rain the whole time so I didn't do hardly any house hunting or getting to walk around campus.
If anybody is interested, I did spend several hours at one of the local high schools and was really impressed. Great building, small classes and quality people. I am taking a teenager and this has been a major factor for me.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Dell one day sale
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:53:54 AM »
Man I missed out! What a deal! Anyway, does anybody think they will have this again?

I love Dell. Haven't had any major trouble, always fairly reliable. I used to work in IT and I set up our whole office (about 25 stations) with Dell. However, with a notebook I'm going to spring for the full warranty and accidental damage - since I'm a klutz.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stetson?
« on: April 09, 2005, 04:27:53 PM »

Where do you see about Saturday classes?

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