Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:45 am

hipstermafia wrote:
arism87 wrote:I looked up flights today.. $200. <3 Baltimore!

arism, there is a southwest itinerary for $177 roundtrip that entchen, cryingmonkey, and i are thinking about taking to/from bwi. we should coordinate!


I'd love to! Mind PMing the link?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:09 am

arism87 wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:
arism87 wrote:I looked up flights today.. $200. <3 Baltimore!

arism, there is a southwest itinerary for $177 roundtrip that entchen, cryingmonkey, and i are thinking about taking to/from bwi. we should coordinate!


I'd love to! Mind PMing the link?

not at all! i'll shoot you a message with the info while i'm at work today.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:48 pm

A bunch of us NYCers are taking the same Delta flight for $250ish. If you want the details, PM me!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby jiggawhut » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:41 pm

question: on the admitted student web site, it says i've been awarded a dean's scholarship. is the amount listed the total or an annual award? sorry, i'm a total noob.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Tanicius » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:44 pm

jiggawhut wrote:question: on the admitted student web site, it says i've been awarded a dean's scholarship. is the amount listed the total or an annual award? sorry, i'm a total noob.


Annual.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby forward » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:50 pm

i'm driving in from wisco for asw 2.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:12 pm

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Excellence = a Habit wrote:I just registered for ASW #1! The excitement is sort of tainted by having just dropped a hard-earned $300 on the ticket, but then, that's irrational given what I'm getting myself into, right? (But how can Spirit Air get away with charging extra for your SEAT? Am I missing something?)

Will add myself to the spreadsheet, Dulc! See everyone there!

I had an airline do this last year, the idea was they charged to have a 'reserved seat' (ie. 15a, an aisle seat!) or something of that sort. the remainder of the passengers got random seats upon boarding.

Not sure if this is the same situation but it could be!


Ohhh, that could have been it. I thought they were telling me that I HAD to choose one, but it was probably optional. Oh well. Now I got a window, suckas!
artichoke wrote:Flying in to Michigan is expensive because it is in the middle of nowhere. If it's cheaper, you can fly in to Chicago. From there you can take a 3 hour amtrak ride to ann arbor, for relatively cheap. It's not the most convenient, but neither is landing at DTW. In fact, Chicago -> amtrak is probably more convenient for those without a car/local connections or who don't plan on renting a car. Amtrak goes right to downtown ann arbor.


That sounds more fun for next time! I love trains.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
artichoke wrote:Flying in to Michigan is expensive because it is in the middle of nowhere. If it's cheaper, you can fly in to Chicago. From there you can take a 3 hour amtrak ride to ann arbor, for relatively cheap. It's not the most convenient, but neither is landing at DTW. In fact, Chicago -> amtrak is probably more convenient for those without a car/local connections or who don't plan on renting a car. Amtrak goes right to downtown ann arbor.


That sounds more fun for next time! I love trains.


Detroit is a Delta hub. AA is hardly in the middle of nowhere. That's why it only costs like $150 from BWI to DTW. Try a different origin airport. For example, Dulles is far more expensive than BWI.

Edit: Also, if you think $300 is expensive try living in certain parts of Europe and paying $1,300-1,500 just to fly home.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby forward » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:25 pm

What are folks' thoughts on negotiating with Mich for $? Dean's schollie recipients are told in the letter that it isn't UM's practice to compete, but I'm not entirely sure I buy that...

Does anyone have any knowledge on how firm this is? Given that $ is essentially a function of the LSAT score and nothing else (unless you have a low GPA, at which point you get dropped down), I'm curious whether applicants who get something initially are able to get more with competing offers from holistic schools - perhaps Penn or UVa.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:39 pm

I'm flying in for ASW #1 sort of late on Thursday - arriving at 1:00 PM. PM me if you're interested in a ride share from DTW to Ann Arbor. I still intend to go on one of the campus tours, as they run every ten minutes until 2:50 PM. I'll also post this on the Admitted Students Bulletin Board.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:44 pm

I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Entchen » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:56 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?

From here? :shock:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Fresh » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:00 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?


There's street parking all over AA. Some is metered ($1.20/hr and sundays are free) and some is free but farther away. There are some garages too.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:01 pm

Entchen wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?

From here? :shock:

Well I did it once lol. I just don't want to get hosed for the taxi fare from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Entchen » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:05 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
Entchen wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?

From here? :shock:

Well I did it once lol. I just don't want to get hosed for the taxi fare from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

A bunch of us are flying from BWI together, then splitting transportation to AA -- join us!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:10 pm

Entchen wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:
Entchen wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I'm thinking about driving to the preview weekend. There should be parking right?

From here? :shock:

Well I did it once lol. I just don't want to get hosed for the taxi fare from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

A bunch of us are flying from BWI together, then splitting transportation to AA -- join us!

.... you wouldn't happen to be going to the second one and leaving Thursday morning would you?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Entchen » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:18 pm

AreJay711 wrote:.... you wouldn't happen to be going to the second one and leaving Thursday morning would you?

Aw, no, sorry, we're going to the first one :(

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sanguar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:25 pm

http://annarbormetroshuttle.com/
http://www.michiganflyer.com/
Or wiki:
The nearest major airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), about 25 minutes away, from which it will probably be necessary to rent a car or have a friend pick you up. A taxi will cost you in the neighborhood of $45 one-way; alternatively, several shuttle services offer pre-booked trips for $30-35 one-way and $55-60 round-trip, with the cost per person decreasing as the size of the group increases. There are quite a lot of airport shuttle services [5], but the following will give you a place to start:

Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle, ☎ +1 734 394-1665, [6]. 24hr Phone Service. Reservations should be made at least one day in advance. 1 passenger is $35 one-way, $60 round-trip. edit
Ann Arbor - Detroit Metro Airport Shuttle, ☎ +1 734 507-9220, [7]. 1 passenger is $35 one-way, $55 round-trip. edit
Custom Transit, ☎ +1 734 971-5555, [8]. $57 round-trip. edit
Michigan Flyer, ☎ +1 888 643-5637, [9]. This is a scheduled coach service rather than a taxi service, and so is significantly cheaper. Drops you off at the Sheraton Four Points hotel; use AATA route 36 (weekday only) to get to U-M central campus and downtown. $30 round-trip. edit
SelectRide, ☎ +1 734 663-8898 or 866-663-8898, [10]. Reservations should be made at least two days in advance. $29.50 per person to the airport, $36.50 per person from. edit


*If* I get in I'll see you guys there...

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:30 pm

Entchen wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:.... you wouldn't happen to be going to the second one and leaving Thursday morning would you?

Aw, no, sorry, we're going to the first one :(

Damn. I had just decided not to drive since I was going alone but am already registered. The good news is my plane ticket is only $166 round trip.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sarahh » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:21 pm

I am leaning toward going to the first one. Anyone else planning to fly out of SFO? It looks like the only direct flight is Delta for around $350.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby yoitsmebenny » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:25 pm

forward wrote:i'm driving in from wisco for asw 2.


Where in Wisco are you coming from? I haven't decided which weekend I'm going yet, but I'll be driving from Madison.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby forward » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:40 pm

yoitsmebenny wrote:
forward wrote:i'm driving in from wisco for asw 2.


Where in Wisco are you coming from? I haven't decided which weekend I'm going yet, but I'll be driving from Madison.


Also Madison. Go Red.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dabbadon8 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:45 pm

Anyone heading to ASW #1 from the south florida area?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:47 pm

Someone should make a facebook group for us 2014ers!

looking at you, entchen :D

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:03 am

absolutazn87 wrote:Someone should make a facebook group for us 2014ers!

looking at you, entchen :D


done

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... 0857357587




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