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granger
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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby granger » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:09 pm

Changed my application to ED today!!

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:09 pm

Good luck, everybody!

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby almostfamous » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:26 pm

Submitted my applicated ED a couple weeks ago! I got an email saying to expect a status checker in the next few weeks but that's it. I don't think anybody got decisions until early-mid November last year, so I guess we'll all be waiting for a while :/

Does anybody know any statistics for splitters applying to Michigan ED??

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Dinho » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:56 pm

Got my status checker today! Complete. Any other EDers on here receive status checkers today?

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:57 pm

Dinho wrote:Got my status checker today! Complete. Any other EDers on here receive status checkers today?


RD but I got mine as well.

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Entchen
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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Entchen » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:01 pm

For those still unsure about EDing, relevant new post by Dean Z: http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx

In many cases, schools allocate little or even no financial aid grants for students admitted via binding early decision programs. At Michigan Law, we most decidedly do not do that; we provide both merit- and need-based grants to early-decision admittees on the exact same terms as we do to those admitted under regular-decision programs. I am queasy at the idea of locking people in through a binding program and then not providing them with the aid made available to others.


She also, however, discourages students from applying ED unless they are absolutely sure that School X is their first choice.

Anyway, an interesting read, thought you all might like to take a look.

EDIT: Sorry! Didn't see this was posted in the other thread.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby almostfamous » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:08 pm

Got my status checker today too! Application complete

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Dinho » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:19 pm

Entchen wrote:For those still unsure about EDing, relevant new post by Dean Z: http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx

In many cases, schools allocate little or even no financial aid grants for students admitted via binding early decision programs. At Michigan Law, we most decidedly do not do that; we provide both merit- and need-based grants to early-decision admittees on the exact same terms as we do to those admitted under regular-decision programs. I am queasy at the idea of locking people in through a binding program and then not providing them with the aid made available to others.


She also, however, discourages students from applying ED unless they are absolutely sure that School X is their first choice.

Anyway, an interesting read, thought you all might like to take a look.

EDIT: Sorry! Didn't see this was posted in the other thread.


Entchen did you decide on where you are going to ED, if at all? I see on your LSN profile that you haven't submitted to Michigan yet... are you going to officially join this thread?

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby kingrichardx » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:27 am

Right with you all on the UMich EDing. Nothing but best wishes to you all. Confidence not high. I'm a UofM undergrad and I find myself meandering through the law quad daydreaming almost daily about what it would be like to go there.

Hope to be living in the Lawyers Club with you all in July.

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Entchen
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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Entchen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:19 am

Dinho wrote:
Entchen wrote:For those still unsure about EDing, relevant new post by Dean Z: http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx

In many cases, schools allocate little or even no financial aid grants for students admitted via binding early decision programs. At Michigan Law, we most decidedly do not do that; we provide both merit- and need-based grants to early-decision admittees on the exact same terms as we do to those admitted under regular-decision programs. I am queasy at the idea of locking people in through a binding program and then not providing them with the aid made available to others.


She also, however, discourages students from applying ED unless they are absolutely sure that School X is their first choice.

Anyway, an interesting read, thought you all might like to take a look.

EDIT: Sorry! Didn't see this was posted in the other thread.


Entchen did you decide on where you are going to ED, if at all? I see on your LSN profile that you haven't submitted to Michigan yet... are you going to officially join this thread?


Urgh I think no. Part of me really wants to, but most of me is aware that it's not really the wisest choice.

I haven't submitted yet because I am still working on my Why Mich essay. This week!

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:33 pm

Any threads on how starting in the summer impacts employment?
I really want to go into enviro law, & just read that U Mich is prolly a better bet for PI than UVA, so I may join you.
3.5X... anyone know what LSAT along with that would be a lock? Is there even a lock? With UVA it's def 170, but here I might squeak by with a 169???

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:39 pm

Hrmmm, looks like with a 169 there's a hard cut-off @ 3.55, their 25th GPA last year. http://michigan.lawschoolnumbers.com/st ... Cycle=1011

They've been inching their 25th up as well :shock: http://www.top-law-schools.com/michigan ... Admissions

They may decide they can get away with a hard cutoff of 3.56 or sumpin' this year.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby im_blue » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:48 pm

Actually, Michigan already bumped up their numbers for the most recent cycle, making it slightly tougher for splitters and reverse splitters.

2010:
3.57 / 3.73 / 3.85
168 / 169 / 171

2009:
3.55 / 3.70 / 3.84
167 / 169 / 170

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... stics.aspx

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby MyNameIsYou » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:33 am

How big of a boost does applying ED give? I checked lawschoolnumbers, but the sample size seemed too small to get a good read on it. i'm 3.82/167 with average softs...would I have any chance with these numbers?

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:34 am

Hrmmm, so if I did this I'd try to defer, but it looks like applying as an intended deferral would result in "extra rigor" & prolly ding me 'cause I'm close to the fence, & deferral AFTER admission "will be considered but may be difficult to grant." http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... ssion.aspx

Anyone know people who deferred AFTER applying ED without applying as a deferral initially?

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Entchen » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:19 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Hrmmm, so if I did this I'd try to defer, but it looks like applying as an intended deferral would result in "extra rigor" & prolly ding me 'cause I'm close to the fence, & deferral AFTER admission "will be considered but may be difficult to grant." http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... ssion.aspx

Anyone know people who deferred AFTER applying ED without applying as a deferral initially?


I do not think EDers are allowed to defer, period. But double check.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks, Entchen.

Anyone know the GPA/LSAT stats on last year's ED-ers?
Some day LSN will add ED as a selectable variable in their user search...

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:33 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Thanks, Entchen.

Anyone know the GPA/LSAT stats on last year's ED-ers?
Some day LSN will add ED as a selectable variable in their user search...


I know that a 3.7?/168 did not make it last year ED.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:34 pm

Someone just posted that you can search by application & then select ED... which I didn't know.
Then they... ninja deleted???
Thanks, mystery poster!

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:36 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Someone just posted that you can search by application & then select ED... which I didn't know.
Then they... ninja deleted???
Thanks, mystery poster!


lol I saw that too. It is pretty nifty.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby CGI Fridays » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:37 pm

Damn... zero relevant data points for me :cry:

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Entchen
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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby Entchen » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:00 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Damn... zero relevant data points for me :cry:


Yeah, I wanted to see if anyone with my numbers got $$ ED last year...except no one with my numbers applied ED last year (or at least if they did, they didn't LSN about it).

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby MyNameIsYou » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:06 pm

Yea, lawschoolnumbers does allow you to search for ED applicants, but unfortunately there are only ~15 UM ED applicants on the site from the past two years. I was hoping for some super secret inside knowledge of the admissions boost or something--not really sure what i was expecting :oops:

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby MyNameIsYou » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:15 pm

Also, another noob question (probably been answered somewhere, but I couldn't find it)--

What happens if you go complete only a few days before the November 15 deadline? I read that it can take them a while to process, and it's in our best interest to get the app in well before the due date, but why? I'm waiting on an additional score and a recommendation that's coming down to the wire and I don't know if I can go complete before maybe November 8ish.

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Re: Michigan ED 2011

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:19 pm

MyNameIsYou wrote:Also, another noob question (probably been answered somewhere, but I couldn't find it)--

What happens if you go complete only a few days before the November 15 deadline? I read that it can take them a while to process, and it's in our best interest to get the app in well before the due date, but why? I'm waiting on an additional score and a recommendation that's coming down to the wire and I don't know if I can go complete before maybe November 8ish.


I'm confused here. I haven't read what they say exactly, but I am assuming they say that you should "apply well before the due date" so that you can go complete because "going complete can take a while to process." If that's not how it is then I'm not sure.




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