The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

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The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby billyez » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:24 am

I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.

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Postby Thirteen » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:34 am

billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


Congrats! Don't worry about the schools that have not responded, it's still early. I'm sure you'll hear good news and receive a few pleasant surprises over the next few weeks/months.

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Postby billyez » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:46 am

Thanks! :P I hope that's the case!

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby hhg » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:50 am

same here... 4 acceptances, all safeties. i was so worried that for whatever reason i might not get into somewhere that i think i over-applied to safeties. and you'd think i'd be excited to get lots of acceptances, and i guess i kind of am, but not really... the acceptances just remind me that i haven't gotten in to any schools that really make my heart beat fast and that i'd be truly excited to attend.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby bmcinto » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 am

i am right here with you all, i have only been accepted to my safeties and still waiting to hear from 7 other schools.

i hope like thirteen said above that we will get some pleasant surprises in the months to come.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:22 am

Me too! Only accepted at my safeties, but I'm waitlisted everywhere else. Ugggh. waitlists.... :(

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby WrappedUpInBooks » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:22 am

billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


If you're unwilling to go to the school even with a full tuition scholarship, why did you apply?

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:25 am

WrappedUpInBooks wrote:
billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


If you're unwilling to go to the school even with a full tuition scholarship, why did you apply?


+1

But you couldn't pay me enough to be a public defender in Detroit.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:
WrappedUpInBooks wrote:
billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


If you're unwilling to go to the school even with a full tuition scholarship, why did you apply?


+1

But you couldn't pay me enough to be a public defender in Detroit.

Negotiate aid maybe?

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:30 am

robin600 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
WrappedUpInBooks wrote:
billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


If you're unwilling to go to the school even with a full tuition scholarship, why did you apply?


+1

But you couldn't pay me enough to be a public defender in Detroit.

Negotiate aid maybe?


Good point, I applied to several schools for negotiation purposes.

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Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:36 am

WrappedUpInBooks wrote:
billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


If you're unwilling to go to the school even with a full tuition scholarship, why did you apply?


Most people wouldn't go to their super safety school even if they got a full ride...it's just that, a backup in case you don't get in anywhere else...

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby Havaianas » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:43 pm

Call me crazy - but I am just as excited about full rides at my safeties as I am about admits at Duke and GULC. One - I think it bodes good things Two - It could potentially save me $120,000. (And no I'm not interested in BigLaw)

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Postby initech » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:05 pm

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Postby Ragged » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:08 pm

Accepted in Duke, sent to FR is Berkley, still waiting for 8 others but not expecting good news. :(

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Postby ccs224 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:10 pm

My kind of threat! I've been admitted to five schools so far, and I wouldn't really call them safeties, just the middle of my range. The one horribly ironic thing, though, is that I made it very very clear in my apps that I was almost exclusively interested in a career in public interest environmental law and only one of the schools to accept me so far (BC) has a real environmental law focus (more than one or two courses). Oi.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby ddav87 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:59 pm

I'm in this boat but with how much money that has been offered and the location of some of my safeties one may very well be the school i end up attending. Unless by some miracle one of my reaches accepted me or a target gave me more aid than i anticipated.

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Postby threeonefour » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:02 pm

hhg wrote:same here... 4 acceptances, all safeties. i was so worried that for whatever reason i might not get into somewhere that i think i over-applied to safeties. and you'd think i'd be excited to get lots of acceptances, and i guess i kind of am, but not really... the acceptances just remind me that i haven't gotten in to any schools that really make my heart beat fast and that i'd be truly excited to attend.



I'm in the same boat. I could not agree more.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby billyez » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:10 pm

It should be noted that I didn't apply to Michigan State. They've mailed me material before and this phone call was just trying to once again snag me in by offering me a full tuition. My parents are saying that I shouldn't just shrug at it and I should try to get the money. But I have safety schools here in Texas - it just doens't make snese for me to go all the way to Michigan to attend a safety. OCU is as far as I'd be willing to go for a safety that gives me money.

I don't know...it's a tough decision. It's just so many schools haven't contacted me yet...I might apply to Michigan yet..

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Postby Slimpee » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:12 pm

ddav87 wrote:I'm in this boat but with how much money that has been offered and the location of some of my safeties one may very well be the school i end up attending. Unless by some miracle one of my reaches accepted me or a target gave me more aid than i anticipated.


I'm in the same position...

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Postby devilishangelrjp » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:30 pm

billyez wrote:I got a call today while in class. It was an unknown phone number that seemed to be from out-of-state. When we had a break I listened to the voicemail, it was a full tuition scholarship offer from Michigan State University. If I lived in the North, it would be a solid deal from a regional school especially since I'm going to be a Public Defender. Since I live in Texas, it's ranking is too low to outweigh the move...and the cold, the horrible, horrible, cold.

OCU let me in with a scholly as well. But everybody else waited for my December LSAT score or deferred/rejected me. *sigh* I've got seventeen schools that haven't responded.


I got that call from Michigan State too. I thought, for some reason, it was University of Michigan (which I had applied to) and I got super excited when she said full scholarship...then I realized she said Michigan State, and got off my high. :(

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby BruinsFan » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Invisible high-five back!

I've heard from three, waiting on 8 sigh. Haven't heard a peep from my top 5, my status checker dates haven't even budged.

I love that this thread has been created for all of us- impatient and turning pessimistic, but don't feel completely justified in being pessimistic because we've gotten in with money- people.

Sigh. I've already booked 6 weeks of travel next summer. January and February are going to be the LONGEST MONTHS OF MY LIFE!

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Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:41 pm

BruinsFan wrote:Invisible high-five back!

I've heard from three, waiting on 8 sigh. Haven't heard a peep from my top 5, my status checker dates haven't even budged.

I love that this thread has been created for all of us- impatient and turning pessimistic, but don't feel completely justified in being pessimistic because we've gotten in with money- people.

Sigh. I've already booked 6 weeks of travel next summer. January and February are going to be the LONGEST MONTHS OF MY LIFE!

I have yet to get money at my safeties, which if I don't will royally piss me off, but they said they don't give out aid till March (except Iowa, goddamn iowa come through for me of I will go apeshit!)

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby initech » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:30 pm

Bump...simply because I'm in the same situation I was the last time I posted on here.

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Re: The "I've Only Been Accepted by my Safeties" Thread

Postby scionb4 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:33 pm

yup - this thread has my name written all over it.




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