Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

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Chiglaw
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Re: Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

Postby Chiglaw » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:43 pm

uzpakalis wrote:
mrosmith wrote:Did anyones mich status checker change to decision before you got your call? Mine changed to decision today, the 4th. I'm assuming it's a ding. But I already got into Georgetown, so I'm not too mad.


What status checker???


WHAT STATUS CHECKER?!?!?!

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Wholigan
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Re: Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

Postby Wholigan » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:47 pm

Chiglaw wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:
mrosmith wrote:Did anyones mich status checker change to decision before you got your call? Mine changed to decision today, the 4th. I'm assuming it's a ding. But I already got into Georgetown, so I'm not too mad.


What status checker???


WHAT STATUS CHECKER?!?!?!


There is none. This one dude was able to check his status because he was a Michigan undergrad and plugged his pre-existing University ID number in and got a status, and then proceeded to get everyone all worked up. For everyone else who was not a Michigan undergrad there is no status checker as they are not giving out any ID numbers they are assigning.

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tfer2222
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Re: Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

Postby tfer2222 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:38 pm

I know some of the transfers on here have mentioned that they got around 20 or so interviews. I read in another thread that the average amount of interviews UMich students get is around 10 or 11...

Do transfer students typically get more interviews because they technically meet more hiring criteria with their GPA's and rank? (even though it's obviously from their old school).

Incanate
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Re: Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

Postby Incanate » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:44 am

Interviews are assigned by lottery - grades are not a factor whatsoever. Also, don't think you're in a better position than most students because you're a transfer: for many firms, it'll be an uphill battle not having grades at Michigan.

The number of interviews transfers had ranged from a low of 10 to a high of 18 or so. The average was about 14-15.

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Re: Are you thinking of applying as a Michigan transfer?

Postby crazyblink653 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:33 pm

tww909 wrote:not to turn this into a chances thread, but top 6% at another big ten school (t35) is competitive, right? i would be thrilled to get in.

did you get the sense that there was a uniting idea behind the admissions decisions? were they seeking people who seemed really interested in going to michigan?

how easy was it to get the classes you wanted to take in your first semester?

can anyone comment on the accessibility of the professors, and how easy it was to make good connections with them? were they more or less available than professors at your old school? i'm really interested in clerkships, and obviously with transferring the window to make a positive impression and gain recommenders is narrower than would be ideal. also if any of you have applied for clerkships or have any experience with how transferring plays in that process i'd love to hear about that too.


i was top 10% at a t25 school and got in, so i think your stats make you competitive, at least.




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