Status Checker Paranoia: Law School Applicants Fight Back
So many of my clients text me with messages like this one:
“OMG, X Law School changed my status to ‘2nd Faculty Review.’ OMG. What does that mean?” or “Decision Made! That sounds ominous. I haven’t gotten an email or phone call. Does this mean I didn’t get in?”
To help relieve this anxiety, I’m doing something unprecedented: I’m asking my blog readers for help.
Tell me – what are some of the strangest status checker messages you’ve gotten and what law schools are they from? Are they simply completion dates, three months after submitting your applications? “In-Review?” “Decision-Made?” Pretty standard stuff. Tell me the weirdest, least helpful, most aggravating status update a law school has provided.
Any funny stories about misleading status checker updates, followed by phone calls from the law school? Or stories about how you could log in as an admitted student before ever getting an admission decision? The law schools aren’t perfect….let’s get them to change their cryptic language and be smart about how they communicate their decisions. Let’s call them on it!