Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby agora139 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:14 am

hi guys! my scholarship offer showed up about a week ago in the 'mail and money' part of the admitted students website, but i don't see any planned mailings about offer details or stipulations, only a 'curriculum brochure' and a 'faculty bio brochure'. anyone know when i can expect it?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby fletchcon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:35 am

agora139 wrote:hi guys! my scholarship offer showed up about a week ago in the 'mail and money' part of the admitted students website, but i don't see any planned mailings about offer details or stipulations, only a 'curriculum brochure' and a 'faculty bio brochure'. anyone know when i can expect it?


Mine is the same, scholarship shows under financial aid but not under mailings. It's been like that for about three weeks now I think. I had to email admissions about a few things and asked about the scholarship offer while I was at it. They said that they had awarded me one but they sometimes don't get mailed out straight away. Three weeks seems like a long time to send a letter but I guess it's nothing to worry about

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby agora139 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:50 am

fletchcon wrote:
agora139 wrote:hi guys! my scholarship offer showed up about a week ago in the 'mail and money' part of the admitted students website, but i don't see any planned mailings about offer details or stipulations, only a 'curriculum brochure' and a 'faculty bio brochure'. anyone know when i can expect it?


Mine is the same, scholarship shows under financial aid but not under mailings. It's been like that for about three weeks now I think. I had to email admissions about a few things and asked about the scholarship offer while I was at it. They said that they had awarded me one but they sometimes don't get mailed out straight away. Three weeks seems like a long time to send a letter but I guess it's nothing to worry about

okay, thanks! i want it to get here soooonnn.... :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sgtgrumbles » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:20 am

alawgirl wrote:Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.

I think Dean Z does this with all of the acceptances, though some are more personalized than others. Pat yourself on the back if it's something more significant than "we'd love to have you here."

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:01 pm

agora139 wrote:
fletchcon wrote:
agora139 wrote:hi guys! my scholarship offer showed up about a week ago in the 'mail and money' part of the admitted students website, but i don't see any planned mailings about offer details or stipulations, only a 'curriculum brochure' and a 'faculty bio brochure'. anyone know when i can expect it?


Mine is the same, scholarship shows under financial aid but not under mailings. It's been like that for about three weeks now I think. I had to email admissions about a few things and asked about the scholarship offer while I was at it. They said that they had awarded me one but they sometimes don't get mailed out straight away. Three weeks seems like a long time to send a letter but I guess it's nothing to worry about

okay, thanks! i want it to get here soooonnn.... :)


There was never any indication that a letter was coming for me - just the brochures. But, te letter did come on Friday.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:05 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
alawgirl wrote:Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.

I think Dean Z does this with all of the acceptances, though some are more personalized than others. Pat yourself on the back if it's something more significant than "we'd love to have you here."


I got, "Your writing was outstanding!"

Is that a standard reply?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby texaskk » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:39 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:
alawgirl wrote:Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.

I think Dean Z does this with all of the acceptances, though some are more personalized than others. Pat yourself on the back if it's something more significant than "we'd love to have you here."


I got, "Your writing was outstanding!"

Is that a standard reply?


I think so.. Mine said something like "Your personal statement was outstanding"

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby somewhere » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:33 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:
alawgirl wrote:Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.

I think Dean Z does this with all of the acceptances, though some are more personalized than others. Pat yourself on the back if it's something more significant than "we'd love to have you here."


I got, "Your writing was outstanding!"

Is that a standard reply?


I had, "We were very impressed by x and y." And maybe she underlined some word like "very" in the standard text of the letter.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:44 am

yoitsmebenny wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.


FWIW, the northbound 36 bus actually stops right in front of the west entrance to Hutchins Hall, not even a block away. The southbound stop is roughly half a block away. The 36 line is the best one to be able to take to the law school. There are buses usually hitting each stop every 9-12 minutes unlike some of the other lines that do it every 30/60 minutes.


Just remember, the bus stops running at 10pm on Thursday-Friday and like 5 or 6 pm on Saturday. So, if you plan on doing any of the nighttime activities, you're taking a cab back.

Wait, U-M doesn't have any late night buses?


The school's buses run late but only go around campus and to the parking lots (which require a pass). The city buses which we ride for free with ID stop early. After that some convoluted system of shared taxi rides and such goes into effect.

Downtown is small enough everyone walks around. A taxi ride home anywhere in AA is <$10.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:54 am

somewhere wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:
alawgirl wrote:Finally got my admit packet with scholarship letter on the way!
Is it standard practice for Michigan to hand-write a note at the end of the acceptance letter? I know they did that when they sent out the prospective student packet.

I think Dean Z does this with all of the acceptances, though some are more personalized than others. Pat yourself on the back if it's something more significant than "we'd love to have you here."


I got, "Your writing was outstanding!"

Is that a standard reply?


I had, "We were very impressed by x and y." And maybe she underlined some word like "very" in the standard text of the letter.


Now I wish she would have wrote, "Your application was decent, at best. But, you have the quantiative measures that will help us retake #8; welcome to UM!"

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:55 am

InvictusFortis wrote:Now I wish she would have wrote, "Your application was decent, at best. But, you have the quantiative measures that will help us retake #8; welcome to UM!"


Is it weird that this would have been another point in the Michigan column for me? Hilarious.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:36 pm

lol I liked the little note even if everyone gets it and the fact that they kept their word about giving scholarships to people in ED. I was offered a pretty good job and decided to actually go to UM instead of taking the job because of that.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby agora139 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:43 pm

i really liked the note! mine was something about my unique and well developed interests (which is pretty much all i have goin for me in this whole process besides #s) which made me feel like they actually paid attention to my application beyond my numbers. michigan keeps winning points in every way

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wildcathighfive » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:07 pm

ok trying this one more time: anyone else in chicago? anyone else going to the reception today? feeling super lame, haha

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:52 pm

wildcathighfive wrote:ok trying this one more time: anyone else in chicago? anyone else going to the reception today? feeling super lame, haha


In chicago but will unfortunately be at work tonight so will miss the reception. Tell Dean Z I said hi!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:52 pm

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wolverine2014 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:05 pm

wildcathighfive wrote:ok trying this one more time: anyone else in chicago? anyone else going to the reception today? feeling super lame, haha


Sorry for the delay...I'll be there.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wildcathighfive » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:47 pm

post reception update: talking to dean z in person was THE COOLEST THING.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby TheStrand » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:52 pm

wildcathighfive wrote:post reception update: talking to dean z in person was THE COOLEST THING.

details and pics please =) can't wait for her to be in NYC

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wildcathighfive » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:10 am

TheStrand wrote:
wildcathighfive wrote:post reception update: talking to dean z in person was THE COOLEST THING.

details and pics please =) can't wait for her to be in NYC


she may have been creeped out by pics so i refrained from that, but she is just the friendliest.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wolverine2014 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 am

wildcathighfive wrote:
TheStrand wrote:
wildcathighfive wrote:post reception update: talking to dean z in person was THE COOLEST THING.

details and pics please =) can't wait for her to be in NYC


she may have been creeped out by pics so i refrained from that, but she is just the friendliest.


I can use several adjectives to describe her but for the sake of simplicity I'll keep it simple. She is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:37 pm

I just noticed curriculum and faculty guides are on the asw under "mailings" for those of you interested in additional information.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:39 pm

Just posted some pictures of my visit on the pictures thread. Enjoy!

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120572&p=4066870#p4066870

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:08 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:Just posted some pictures of my visit on the pictures thread. Enjoy!

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120572&p=4066870#p4066870


I think this officially confirms that I want to live in the LC.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby artichoke » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 am

agora139 wrote:i really liked the note! mine was something about my unique and well developed interests (which is pretty much all i have goin for me in this whole process besides #s) which made me feel like they actually paid attention to my application beyond my numbers. michigan keeps winning points in every way


Mine was kind of disappointing compared to others. Mine said "we really hope you join us"

Not to complain, the hand-written addition still made UMich stand out among others. I <3 you Michigan.




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