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Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: gowi on March 05, 2008, 06:18:24 AM
 :'( No! And I'm so ready to. Everyone is asking me if I know where I'm going yet and it kills me to say no. Especially since there's a good chance it'll be June before I know for sure.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: dpwc on March 05, 2008, 06:27:40 AM
Not even close.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: gowi on March 05, 2008, 06:33:45 AM
:'( No! And I'm so ready to. Everyone is asking me if I know where I'm going yet and it kills me to say no. Especially since there's a good chance it'll be June before I know for sure.

Why June?

That's when second deposits are due. That's when I'll suck it up and go to a local law school if our house doesn't at least have a contract on it. Please please please let it sell before then.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 05, 2008, 07:02:57 AM
I'm still not decided yet, although I want to make a decision!  I'm waiting from one school to see if they will give me any money. 

It's primarily between Boston U. and Florida for me, though. 
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 07:13:20 AM
Yup!  It's so exciting when you finally know - it's like life goes into hyperdrive and everything just starts moving.  Finally.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 07:18:18 AM
Yup!  It's so exciting when you finally know - it's like life goes into hyperdrive and everything just starts moving.  Finally.

Congrats etmerian!  I want to feel the hyperdrive!!

Trust me, it's awesome.  You will soon, I know it!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Outlaw22 on March 05, 2008, 07:26:29 AM
I'm still not decided yet, although I want to make a decision!  I'm waiting from one school to see if they will give me any money. 

It's primarily between Boston U. and Florida for me, though. 

Unless you want to practice in Florida definitely go to BU.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 05, 2008, 07:29:59 AM
I'm still not decided yet, although I want to make a decision!  I'm waiting from one school to see if they will give me any money. 

It's primarily between Boston U. and Florida for me, though. 

Unless you want to practice in Florida definitely go to BU.

Yah, I know, but that's the problem.  My wife and I are still undecided.   :)
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 05, 2008, 07:31:01 AM
Yup!  It's so exciting when you finally know - it's like life goes into hyperdrive and everything just starts moving.  Finally.

Ah, so you decided.  That's great!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: VirusNY on March 05, 2008, 08:03:34 AM
I have made my final decision, but that school hasnt accepted me yet :)
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Hammerstein on March 05, 2008, 08:07:51 AM
I'm not fully decided yet.  Won't be for at least a few more weeks, I'm thinking, but I'd like to see how things play out a little more yet.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 05, 2008, 08:15:04 AM
I've pretty much decided on W&L, unless a T14 accepts me which is doubtful.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: t L on March 05, 2008, 08:25:49 AM
No.  I still have hope that I will get into one of my top choices.  The hope is fading though.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 08:37:06 AM
Yup!  It's so exciting when you finally know - it's like life goes into hyperdrive and everything just starts moving.  Finally.

Ah, so you decided.  That's great!

Yea it was pretty easy - I didn't have much of a choice haha!  Unless I was bent on riding out the WL at GW...which didn't sound very fun.  I'll stay on it for a while to see what happens though.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 08:46:12 AM
Yup!  It's so exciting when you finally know - it's like life goes into hyperdrive and everything just starts moving.  Finally.

Ah, so you decided.  That's great!

Yea it was pretty easy - I didn't have much of a choice haha!  Unless I was bent on riding out the WL at GW...which didn't sound very fun.  I'll stay on it for a while to see what happens though.

You'd rather go to GW?

I really wouldn't.  Is that foolish?  The reason to stay on is because of the vast difference in rankings. 
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Maddie on March 05, 2008, 08:47:56 AM
I have basically decided.  It was a tough decision in a lot of ways but ultimately money and connection to an area have been my deciding factors.  Now that I know, I just want to get on with it!   ;D
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: k3 on March 05, 2008, 09:00:14 AM
i have pretty much decided on bc, barring any miracles from columbia and harvard. to be honest, i kind of don't want to get into columbia, because i would feel like i HAD to go, and right now i'm just really set on moving to boston this summer and being at bc. i haven't withdrawn from anywhere yet, mostly because i'm just trying to compare financial aid stuff, but i think it's going to be bc!

and i also love your mscl icon...amazing show. and we are sad to lose you from boston!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: upgrade on March 05, 2008, 09:01:18 AM
As for seat deposits, I think it's a lot of schools' policy that if you're accepted off the waitlist you don't have to put down an additional seat deposit.  So you won't be paying double deposits.

I didn't know this, thanks.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 05, 2008, 09:13:20 AM
nope, still between a few choices, and financial aid will be a big consideration among those!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: jdr145 on March 05, 2008, 09:17:11 AM
no....still deciding between 4.

On top of that, deciding if I will attempt to defer for a year or not...aka waiting on a response for about a billions job applications :(
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 05, 2008, 09:22:22 AM
nope, still between a few choices, and financial aid will be a big consideration among those!

:-\

hey CLS adcomm, you know anybody in the finaid office?   ;)
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 05, 2008, 09:24:50 AM
nope, still between a few choices, and financial aid will be a big consideration among those!

:-\

hey CLS adcomm, you know anybody in the finaid office?   ;)

i yell at them daily that they haven't sent you your package yet.

LOL.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 10:50:00 AM
*SCREAMS*  I want to know where I'm going 100%  *right now*

*** throws huge temper tantrum ***

I even changed my facebook on the school that I'm 90% on hahahaha

.........

Clearly I am going insane.

No insane is encouraging us all to apply as early in the year as possible, publishing that you make decisions in about 8 weeks from file completion, and then lollygagging about the decision!  >:(
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: k3 on March 05, 2008, 11:57:34 AM
*SCREAMS*  I want to know where I'm going 100%  *right now*

*** throws huge temper tantrum ***

I even changed my facebook on the school that I'm 90% on hahahaha

.........

Clearly I am going insane.

No insane is encouraging us all to apply as early in the year as possible, publishing that you make decisions in about 8 weeks from file completion, and then lollygagging about the decision!  >:(

I concur.  I fully expect to get rejected from UT and UCLA, but given LSN I would have thought that I'd be rejected by now. 

I think that they're hoping I take the hint or something.  Like when someone just doesn't call after the first date, even after you leave them a couple of messages.

haha. i feel like columbia must feel that way about me...
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Alecto on March 05, 2008, 12:03:36 PM
I have made my final decision, but that school hasnt accepted me yet :)

that's my situation.  actually, there are two I would go to and I haven't heard from either.  boo!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:13:29 PM
No insane is encouraging us all to apply as early in the year as possible, publishing that you make decisions in about 8 weeks from file completion, and then lollygagging about the decision!  >:(

QFMFT.

I have two decisions pending that I really care about. That is, I'd almost assuredly have my current line of schools thrown into discord with an acceptance.

For now, though, I'm totally on the fence about a few schools. I've only 100% ruled a few out, however. I need to send out my withdrawals for the others soon.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: BlairWaldorf on March 05, 2008, 12:14:30 PM
Looking more and more like NYU...

Still waiting on CLS, waiting on $ from Penn and waiting to hear from a couple other schools, but I don't want to jinx myself. So, I guess I'm about 80% NYU.
When do most people decide? It seems like this cycle is taking forever.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 12:24:24 PM


QFMFT.



what does that mean?  :-[
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:25:11 PM
I actually misspelled the word "discord" as "dischord" at first. Firefox had to tell me I spelled it wrong.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:25:53 PM


QFMFT.



what does that mean?  :-[

Quoted For Mother f-ing Truth.


It's a spin-off of "Quoted for Truth", or "QFT". It's like TITCR.


:D
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 12:28:40 PM


QFMFT.



what does that mean?  :-[

Quoted For Mother f-ing Truth.


It's a spin-off of "Quoted for Truth", or "QFT". It's like TITCR.


:D

Dear lord.  I can't keep up.   :-\
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:31:50 PM
Hey, I'm 43.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:39:59 PM
That's me 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 05, 2008, 12:49:36 PM
That's me 3 years ago.

SERIOUSLY? 

It's a mug shot?  A passport picture? 
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 12:53:45 PM
Yeah, that's my passport picture. I made a stink about wearing the beret, though. I had to work hard to get the special consideration.

The beret is extremely meaningful to me, however. It was given to me by the then-present (bald) King of France during one of Bertrand Russell's talks at the University of Paris. I wear it everywhere nowadays.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: TeresaPinfold on March 05, 2008, 02:27:46 PM
Nope, while I'd be great with Michigan as it stands, I need to see FA packages from Chicago, NYU and (hopefully) Columbia. Still interested in HYS too, but sadly it seems they don't reciprocate.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: BlueGreen on March 05, 2008, 05:08:01 PM
i know i'm decided :) no response from y or s, so that makes things simpler. for now.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 05, 2008, 06:38:57 PM
decided ;D and i totally agree about the hyperdrive ... it exciting
i can't do work anymore i just wanna fastforward to 6 months from now.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: BlueGreen on March 05, 2008, 10:31:55 PM
With one acceptance so far (and likely waitilists everywhere else), I'd say I'm 90% decided.

you got into gtown, where are our free beers?!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on March 05, 2008, 11:46:49 PM
Yeah, that's my passport picture. I made a stink about wearing the beret, though. I had to work hard to get the special consideration.

The beret is extremely meaningful to me, however. It was given to me by the then-present (bald) King of France during one of Bertrand Russell's talks at the University of Paris. I wear it everywhere nowadays.

King of France? Is that like the Queen of America or the Czarina of Tokyo?

Only if those are definite descriptions.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: BlueGreen on March 06, 2008, 12:20:35 AM
With one acceptance so far (and likely waitlists everywhere else), I'd say I'm 90% decided.

you got into gtown, where are our free beers?!

Am I missing something?
\

ah sorry, someone on your lsn page mentioned free beers for everyone on lsn if he got into gtown, for a sec i got confused and thought you'd posted on your own lsn page. stupid.  :P
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 06:13:40 AM
OK so the only problem with all this excitement and hyperdrive is that realistically it's only the first week of March.  This means that when you go to excitedly lock in a residence wherever it is you're going so that you can move forward and have an address, you can't because no one will talk to you about a lease this early.  Waiting, always waiting!  I did give my employer my last day at work date yesterday though, which felt awesome!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 06:21:05 AM
OK so the only problem with all this excitement and hyperdrive is that realistically it's only the first week of March.  This means that when you go to excitedly lock in a residence wherever it is you're going so that you can move forward and have an address, you can't because no one will talk to you about a lease this early.  Waiting, always waiting!  I did give my employer my last day at work date yesterday though, which felt awesome!

OMG I KNOW!!!  I so started looking for a place in D.C. already and people are all like "I need someone May 1st" or "I need someone March 15th".  So frustrating.

I've had realtors tell me that I should call them like 3 weeks before I want to move in...but how will I know that there will be apts available in the building I want?!?!?!  AAARRRGGGH!  I just want an address, blast it!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 06:58:56 AM
I'm in an even worse position because my husband has to change jobs AND we have to rent out our current house.  Yeah sorry that doesn't happen in 3 weeks.

My fiance has to find a job too.  But at least we know what city we're going to, so he can start looking.  Can you move forward with renting your house and stay with someone if there's a gap between vacating the rented house and moving in to the new one?
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Outlaw22 on March 06, 2008, 07:19:52 AM
With one acceptance so far (and likely waitlists everywhere else), I'd say I'm 90% decided.

You're going to get off of at least one of those waitlists. And I think you'll be accepted to UCLA -whether you'd want to go there over georgetown is another issue but either way I think you'll see another acceptance.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 06, 2008, 08:31:39 AM
would you two quit with this?? honestly...go figure out what you're gonna do instead of complaining on a message board.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 08:32:53 AM
I'm in an even worse position because my husband has to change jobs AND we have to rent out our current house.  Yeah sorry that doesn't happen in 3 weeks.

My fiance has to find a job too.  But at least we know what city we're going to, so he can start looking.  Can you move forward with renting your house and stay with someone if there's a gap between vacating the rented house and moving in to the new one?

How are we going to stay with someone?  Where will all our furniture go!?  lol - sorry I'm just picturing us out in the street staying at a friends house and a UHAUL in their driveway and us going in daily for clothes.

LOL I don't know!  For us, if that were to happen, we'd probably have everything in a U-Haul and a suitcase with clothes and stay with my family.  But I guess if it doesn't work for you then that's not an option LOL.  The summer is usually a big moving time for everyone, so people will be looking to rent your place and there will be place TO rent wherever you're going.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Alecto on March 06, 2008, 11:12:31 AM
Isn't this board for obsessing!?   ???

Totally for obsessing. 

I guess one of the upsides of being poor grad students is that we're too poor to own our own place and all of our furniture (with the exception of a new futon) was hand-me-down stuff from my dad or garage-sale finds.  We're just going to sell/donate everything except a nice dresser and the futon, so that we only need a tiny UHAUL trailer.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Alecto on March 06, 2008, 11:13:01 AM
Cher:

Love the quote.  That was one of my favorite lines from that movie!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 11:20:40 AM
Isn't this board for obsessing!?   ???

Totally for obsessing. 

I guess one of the upsides of being poor grad students is that we're too poor to own our own place and all of our furniture (with the exception of a new futon) was hand-me-down stuff from my dad or garage-sale finds.  We're just going to sell/donate everything except a nice dresser and the futon, so that we only need a tiny UHAUL trailer.  Good luck!


I just got married so I have all my registry crap too!

Damn.  I forgot about that.  I will too by that time.  Eeek!!!!!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Alecto on March 06, 2008, 11:25:01 AM

I just got married so I have all my registry crap too!
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We haven't unpacked half our stuff b/c our place is too small.  It's all still in the original packaging very creatively arranged in an overflowing closet, waiting for the day when it can be free.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Maddie on March 06, 2008, 12:49:30 PM
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I like the idea of freed muffin tins and household appliances.  All I can think of right now is "The Brave Little Toaster".

That movie was out of control.  Animated films just aren't what they used to be.   :D
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 07, 2008, 04:48:39 AM
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I like the idea of freed muffin tins and household appliances.  All I can think of right now is "The Brave Little Toaster".

That movie was out of control.  Animated films just aren't what they used to be.   :D

I am having childhood flashbacks ahhh.  Wasn't there an angry vacuum guy?

Yes.  I used to cry every time at the part when the angry vacuum accidentally eats Blankie.

that seems like the kind of thing that an angry vacuum would do on purpose.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Maddie on March 07, 2008, 06:11:43 AM
I loved the Brave Little Toaster, but for me nothing will ever beat An American Tail.  :)
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 07, 2008, 06:12:49 AM
I loved the Brave Little Toaster, but for me nothing will ever beat An American Tail.  :)

AAAHHH!!! I tear up just thinking about it!  Feivel!!!
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: dobson on March 07, 2008, 07:02:42 AM
99% sure I'll be at Emory next year
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: dobson on March 07, 2008, 07:50:22 AM
99% sure I'll be at Emory next year

Just curious - does your scholarship influence this?

Yes, my tuition will cost less than 10k which is very nice. I want to practice law in the South as well so this is a perfect setup for me. :)
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 07, 2008, 08:15:44 AM
Question to all of you...I didn't get any money from Miami, probably because of my GPA.  But so many people with similar LSAT scores (and lower) got quite a bit of money.  As they begin to withdraw, what do people think about appealing for scholarship money?
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: gophils215 on March 07, 2008, 08:19:48 AM
I've made my final decision.  Unfortunately that school hasn't yet.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Bananas, Melonas, Yeah on March 07, 2008, 12:14:01 PM
I've made my final decision.  Unfortunately that school hasn't yet.

This made me laugh.
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: etmerian on March 07, 2008, 12:22:16 PM
I've found like five places that I am completely in love with but can't lease because it's so early :(. 
Title: Re: Have you made your final decision about where you're going to school?
Post by: Bananas, Melonas, Yeah on March 09, 2008, 09:01:01 PM
I've made my final decision.  Unfortunately that school hasn't yet.

This made me laugh.

A few people have said that

Guess I shouldn't have found it funny then.