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Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:13 pm
by clint4law
Who else is on board?

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:13 pm
by WhatUpKells
I'm in. I don't wanna be, but I am.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:16 pm
by dancinginseptember
same..

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:17 pm
by Aias
In...

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:19 pm
by mb88
Me too. :(

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:25 pm
by clint4law
this sucks.......i kinda wish i was rejected so I don't have to stress out about this over the next several months.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:47 pm
by pleasetryagain
WhatUpKells wrote:I'm in. I don't wanna be, but I am.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:50 pm
by calgal17
here.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:53 pm
by scottstot
...yup

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:55 pm
by wiseman
me too

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:56 pm
by sandiecohen47
Estoy aqui.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:56 pm
by philosoraptor
I'm in.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:00 pm
by JCSrider
In as well

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:34 am
by Prime12
in... just discovered the thread..

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 am
by John J. Rambo, Esq.
Yarp. I was hoping everyone but me was outraged by the WL decision. Aren't you all outraged??

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:54 am
by pleasetryagain
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Yarp. I was hoping everyone but me was outraged by the WL decision. Aren't you all outraged??


disappointed.. yes. outraged.. no. My numbers are good for Mich so I really thought Id be in but I'm not one of these 'YP! YP! OMGZ!" people simply because my numbers are not in YP range. If they were that would definitely be my excuse.. for now Ill just assume Im not good enough.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:16 pm
by turkishangora
I'm in. I really really loved Michigan too.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:25 pm
by Prime12
I posted this in the michigan 2010 thread, but since it got ignored....

...does anyone know how the WL situation was last year? Roughly how many, or what % of the WL peeps actually made it?

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:35 pm
by danidancer
Well, hello friends!

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:47 pm
by bayareadunks
As bad as it is...WL is better than nothing.

I'm probably just trying to make us all feel better...

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:02 am
by yelgnits
Aye. Got the news on Friday.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:04 am
by romothesavior
Also W/L'd. Disappointed, but certainly not outraged. I figured I was a 50/50 shot in the first place.

Anybody know how many people get on the WL at UM? And what percent got off of it?

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:19 am
by nyyankees
WL'd too. Im def not YP, Mich is my dream school

I asked yesterday about WL numbers and got a chorus of responses about mothers and stones in the mojave desert. From what I gather 35-40ish people get off in most years of about 200 candidates who accept the WL. That being said, last year it is my understanding that they overenrolled and did not take many (prob less than 10) off the WL. Obviously, it will depend a lot on how people respond to other offers.

In a year with increased applications, Michigan might have decided to waitlist a greater number expecting that a lot of their offers will not be accepted. This is purely speculation.

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:42 am
by awesomepossum
Hey folks..... a tiny bit of insight....

Admissions is getting a ridiculously large number of applicants this year.... the increase in U of M applicants is much larger than the number of total unique applicants to law school overall. (this part is straight from admissions). Translation: people are putting out lots more apps than usual.

What this means...and from here on out it's just my thinking (just by the math) is that they could reasonably expect the yield to be lower than usual. However, when dealing with such large numbers, it's also easy to overshoot. With a capacity of ~350 students, accidentally matriculating 500 students would be a total disaster.

The only way to safely navigate this situation is to have a large waitlist and be conservative in actual admits. I personally believe that they will end up going to the waitlist more than in past years. The problem is that things are so different from usual that they just have to be really really careful.

I expect this dilemma is common for Michigan's peer schools as well.

I would encourage folks to keep in touch with the admissions office and send LOCIs, but don't go to the point of pestering them....and keep the hope up!




Good luck!

Re: Michigan 2010 Waitlist Only!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:47 am
by Teoeo
I'm in also, would love to go XD