Michigan Class of 2017

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Entchen
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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Entchen » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:25 am

alex.cm wrote:
yeslekkkk wrote:Question about starting in the summer: do you end up paying more tuition? Do people actually graduate a semester early?


The way everyone talks about it, yes, you do. The link below talks about it a little more, but you can graduate early, take extra classes and graduate on time, or take a semester off to do... something. I actually talked to a 3L friend of mine who said that it's a big advantage for OCIs because you have completed 3 classes by the time you're signing up for them. You also are unlimited in your selection of electives for the winter semester. She did think, though, that some of the summer starters seemed pretty burned out by the end of the year (3 semesters is a lot without a significant break, and Michigan doesn't have very long breaks).

I would imagine that you only pay extra tuition if you opt to take an extra semester. TBH I'm a LITTLE confused how there could be "no concomitant heavier courseload later", if you actually graduate a full semester earlier, but I may be thinking about this incorrectly.

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... rters.aspx - "graduating early is the most frequent choice"

EDIT: Also, there's the whole page about contacting current students on the admitted students page. none of them are listed as summer/fall starters, but if you really want to ask those burning questions, shoot one of them an email and if they weren't summer start, I'm sure they'd forward you to a friend who was.


I'm a summer starter graduating on Friday, I'm happy to answer questions (probably by PM or maybe in the Michigan students taking Qs thread, to not derail this one).

Most summer starters (in fact, all that I know of who aren't doing dual degrees) graduate early. There's not a heavier course load later because they make each of your summer doctrinal classes 5 credits instead of 4, so you still get a 13 credit term (with legal practice).

After graduating, a lot of people stick around Ann Arbor to study for the Bar. After that, some start work early, some travel, some just hang out in Michigan, some go home. I for one plan to enjoy my 8 month vacation.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby ejan1621 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:31 pm

Anyyy clue what they'll be asking during the Darrow interview? I know this is the first time they're interviewing, but if anyone else has any idea or wants to speculate, that'd be great! Thanks.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby umichman » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:12 pm

are you guys planning on sending in your fall semester grades?/ do we have to send in our fall semester grades?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby dusters » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:41 pm

alex.cm wrote:
Gary wrote:how long after getting the status change to accepted did it take to get the acceptance package that they mention?

A casual 3.5 weeks. Don't hold your breath.

Are talking about the binder with just the acceptance letter and a flash drive? I got that 2 days after I got accepted but nothing since.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:53 am

dusters wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
Gary wrote:how long after getting the status change to accepted did it take to get the acceptance package that they mention?

A casual 3.5 weeks. Don't hold your breath.

Are talking about the binder with just the acceptance letter and a flash drive? I got that 2 days after I got accepted but nothing since.

That's what I was talking about, I haven't heard about any other mailings from anyone.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby OsaroLJ » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:45 pm

Mannnn...I can't believe that I can even join this thread.



So so blessed.

Anyways, sup!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby t14splitter » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Congrats to all! Figured I should drop in.

Does anyone know how to sign up for the preview weekend? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the ASW.


edit: grammar

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby OsaroLJ » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:12 pm

Btw, how long before one can log on to ASW?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:43 am

OsaroLJ wrote:Btw, how long before one can log on to ASW?
I logged in the same day my status checker changed.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby OsaroLJ » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:29 pm

Any current um law student who is available to answer some of my questions via PM?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:17 am

Checking in! :mrgreen:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby chafil » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:09 pm

t14splitter wrote:Congrats to all! Figured I should drop in. Does anyone know how to sign up for the preview weekend? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the ASW.edit: grammar


Per my friend who is going to mich too, "Yo, I emailed admissions about the preview weekend and they said the link to register will be added eventually- they'll let us know when it's up"

Also, checking in. Been lurking around this site for a bit, also figured it was time to drop in. Went to Michigan for undergrad too so if anyone has questions about ace deuce or umich in general feel free to pm me.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:18 pm

anyone get any scholarship info?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Gary wrote:anyone get any scholarship info?

Yeah, a bunch of us (like 3 or 4 so far) have gotten Dean's Scholarships. We discussed it in the applicant's thread which was a bit silly now that I think of it. Check ASW if you haven't since yesterday, something might be up.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby LSBound2017 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:20 pm

Gary wrote:anyone get any scholarship info?


I got an email saying the bulk of scholarship decisions would go out in January

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby umichman » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:38 pm

Do we know that for sure the scholly listed is per year?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:39 am

Merry Christmas to all and congrats to all the new admits!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby jk148706 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:30 am

Very excited to be checking in here

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:26 pm

jk148706 wrote:Very excited to be checking in here

OMG no way congrats!!!!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby jk148706 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:22 pm

scotth724 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Very excited to be checking in here

OMG no way congrats!!!!


Thanks! Got the news Christmas Eve. Very excited.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:16 pm

So I just got the hard copy of my scholarship offer and apparently it precludes any need-based aid and they claim that they won't even consider raising the amount to compete with other schools. :x

If this is really my final aid offer, I think that I'll be withdrawing my acceptance shortly. Has anyone else (Dean's Scholars) received this notice?

Edit: though, for those who were wondering earlier, I can confirm that the amount listed online is yearly (half of it will be applied each semester) so you should multiply whatever is listed online by three for your total award amount.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby t14splitter » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:59 pm

kershka wrote:So I just got the hard copy of my scholarship offer and apparently it precludes any need-based aid and they claim that they won't even consider raising the amount to compete with other schools. :x

If this is really my final aid offer, I think that I'll be withdrawing my acceptance shortly. Has anyone else (Dean's Scholars) received this notice?

Edit: though, for those who were wondering earlier, I can confirm that the amount listed online is yearly (half of it will be applied each semester) so you should multiply whatever is listed online by three for your total award amount.


I will receive my letter when I head back to school in a week so I'll let you know. I'll be very surprised if the letters vary at all though.

This is disappointing to me as well, even though I am reasonably happy with the initial offer. This will be something I will watch closely throughout the cycle to see if they are just posturing because Michigan w/ $$ will be near the top (if not the top) of my list.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:39 am

Checking in!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Workingtitle » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:02 pm

Hey congratulations everyone on the acceptances! So couple things:

I remember reading somewhere that Michigan's financial aid process is very standardized. So, if you have this LSAT and this GPA then that means you will get a predetermined amount of money. Does anyone know anything about this?

Also, does anyone have any insight on the Darrow process? I think my numbers are probably right on the border of being invited to interview, and I would like to get a feel for what the timeline for the process is, so I can know when I officially can stop hoping for an invite :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby dusters » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:18 pm

They are changing the way they do scholarships this year so who knows how things will work out.




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