Michigan 2011

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TheStrand
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby TheStrand » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:06 pm

Also just got my packet in the mail (submitted ED 11/8, status checker 11/22 in on ASW on 12/8). Up until now I almost didn't believe it was real =) SO happy right now, and the handwritten note is such a nice touch! I was right at median so I had been wondering what put me over the edge.

Best of luck to everyone still waiting, and 'grats to potential Darrow recipients!

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dbrddr
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby dbrddr » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:07 pm

The bad thing about getting into Y and H with a low-ish LSAT is that I probably won't get invites for named scholarships like the Darrow. Sadsville.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sgtgrumbles » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:11 pm

dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H

Does not compute.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby applepiecrust » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:13 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H

Does not compute.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby DreamShake » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:15 pm

applepiecrust wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:
dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H

Does not compute.


+1

cyxdev17
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby cyxdev17 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:17 pm

I could probably find this myself (sorry) but what's the approximate turnaround time after getting a status checker/complete email? Submitted beginning of Nov., status checker late last week.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mrmangs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:18 pm

dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H is that no one sympathizes with me.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sgtgrumbles » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:33 pm

dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H is that I'll have to choose between a guaranteed BigLaw job and clerking for a SCOTUS justice.
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:33 pm

sarahh wrote:Just got an e-mail invitation to apply for Darrow. Very excited!


Congratulations!!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mrmangs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:34 pm

dbrddr wrote:The bad thing about getting into Y and H is that I WANT MOAR.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby archie&veronica » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:05 pm

leopardRAWR wrote:
Dwigt wrote:Are any 10/26ers still left (other than me)?

The waiting is brutal, especially with many other 10/26ers having decisions already


I'm glad I am not the only 10/26er left! I am between median and 75th for both GPA and LSAT, and I wrote a Why Michigan. I've gotten into several other great schools so I don't think there's some glaring error in my application. The only red flag I could think of on my application is that I'm a bit on the young side. Hopefully Dean Z wakes up tomorrow and realizes how much she loves us :D

Another 10/26er here... above both 75% and did one of the optional essays
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Robert398 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:05 pm

DreamShake wrote:
seancooksey07 wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:I may be tls shunned for saying this, but i am NOT ASHAMED:

DEAN Z > ASHA


TITCR.


+1. Asha frequently tends to come off as inadvertently condescending on her 203 blog,





While I can see how her posts might be a tad stressful sometimes, keep in mind that her intentions in what she's writing are ultimately good...she is giving you an inside look at the admissions process in a personal and humorous way...her humor is not really condescension but good-natured jocularity.
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:12 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Another 10/26er here... above both 75% and did one of the optional essays


Welcome to the club! I wonder what's holding up the decisions for us remaining 10/26ers.

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Postby Muenchen » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:13 pm

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:19 pm

seancooksey07 wrote:
leopardRAWR wrote:
archie&veronica wrote:Another 10/26er here... above both 75% and did one of the optional essays


Welcome to the club! I wonder what's holding up the decisions for us remaining 10/26ers.


How long has this club existed?!?! I hate it so much. I love Michigan and this is crushing my confidence.

Edit: Also +75% for both.


A general 10/26 waiting club has probably existed since 10/27, but the crushed confidence, hopelessly waiting 10/26 club full of unrequited love for Michigan and Dean Z is a new development. Maybe we should make our own thread so we're easier to find?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Dwigt » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:27 pm

archie&veronica wrote:
leopardRAWR wrote:
Dwigt wrote:Are any 10/26ers still left (other than me)?

The waiting is brutal, especially with many other 10/26ers having decisions already


I'm glad I am not the only 10/26er left! I am between median and 75th for both GPA and LSAT, and I wrote a Why Michigan. I've gotten into several other great schools so I don't think there's some glaring error in my application. The only red flag I could think of on my application is that I'm a bit on the young side. Hopefully Dean Z wakes up tomorrow and realizes how much she loves us :D

Another 10/26er here... above both 75% and did one of the optional essays


I did two optional essays (no Why Mich, though...submitted a DS and also a GPA addendum - had some health issues that brought GPA down one semester). At 75th for LSAT, below 25th for GPA (not egregiously below, though). Mexican-American, too.

Have gotten into GULC, denied at Cornell (I was told on the Cornell thread that it's probably YP, but I don't want to sound conceited or anything), and have been waiting since September for UVA. Full ride offers from Iowa and Illinois, so I know I didn't screw my application up completely.

I love Mich. When I was a little kid I used to play football in my backyard and would sing the Mich fight song (a tune I learned from watching Wolverines games on TV every Saturday) every time I scored a TD. I really wish they didn't limit applicants to two optional essays, because I really wanted to write a Why Mich.

A general 10/26 waiting club has probably existed since 10/27, but the crushed confidence, hopelessly waiting 10/26 club full of unrequited love for Michigan and Dean Z is a new development. Maybe we should make our own thread so we're easier to find?


I second this motion!

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Postby Muenchen » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:28 pm

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby DreamShake » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:45 pm

Robert398 wrote:
DreamShake wrote:
seancooksey07 wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:I may be tls shunned for saying this, but i am NOT ASHAMED:

DEAN Z > ASHA


TITCR.


+1. Asha frequently tends to come off as inadvertently condescending on her 203 blog,





While I can see how her posts might be a tad stressful sometimes, keep in mind that her intentions in what she's writing are ultimately good...she is giving you an inside look at the admissions process in a personal and humorous way...what you are taking as condescension is actually good-natured jocularity.


Holy crap, way to quote an ancient post.

Nothing you said contradicts what you quoted. Having said that--no, it is generally not the "good-natured jocularity" that espouses condescension to some extent (nor do her posts seem stressful). More frequently, it's implicit in some piece of advice or relating of a personal anecdote, and I seriously doubt the author even realizes what she's doing. As I said before, any condescension seems to be inadvertent. That, of course, does not prevent its still being annoying, which is why I +1'd the "Dean Z >." She simply comes off as far more down-to-earth.

/derail

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Robert398 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:58 pm

I've never felt condescended to by her blog posts. If you have, then it is simply a matter of how you're taking it, because I'm pretty sure it isn't intentional... opinions on whether there is a hint of subtle condescension or whatever will vary, but she's doing applicants a favor in what has seemed to me to be a fun / personal style.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby dbrddr » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:14 pm

lol @ the amended quotes. I probably can't go anywhere unless my SO gets in, so I WANT MOAR AWESOME OPTIONS :P

Congrats to all the new admits/likely future Darrows!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby arism87 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:27 pm

Soda Mixer wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
er doctor wrote:Just checked the Admitted Students website and there is a new mailing..."Darrow Scholarship Invitation 12/10/10"

Woot!


Congrats... so jealous. If I dont get that invite this week then Im out of the Michigan running. I attempted to check in to see if I got it and now I cant get into the site.. took me to some weird error page. Lol, Offer rescinded?? :shock:


Haha. I just got this too (the error, not the Darrow invite). Hopefully it's not significant. I can't imagine Dean Z doing something like that, but my faith in the decency of humanity is shaken after what the lounge SF crew did to s0phie :?


What happened?!

ETA: Just kidding, found it. Sigh.
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Lovely Ludwig Van
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:29 pm

Sent on 11/14. Still no email w/ status checker info. :(

RTFM
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby RTFM » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:44 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Sent on 11/14. Still no email w/ status checker info. :(


Me too! Also sent 11/14. Hopefully this week we'll get something...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby pereira6 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:47 pm

Is it bad that I don't really care about status checkers and all that? I'm totally cool with just letting the mail ring when it does. From this thread it seems as if my fellow Michigan applicants have to do an unusual amount of waiting/worrying compared to other schools, so I thought I'd ask here.

I'm kinda worried there's some advantage I'm missing out on haha

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:49 pm

pereira6 wrote:Is it bad that I don't really care about status checkers and all that? I'm totally cool with just letting the mail ring when it does. From this thread it seems as if my fellow Michigan applicants have to do an unusual amount of waiting/worrying compared to other schools, so I thought I'd ask here.

I'm kinda worried there's some advantage I'm missing out on haha


No, there's no advantage...I think that there are just a lot of people in this forum that REALLY want to go to Mich. I am one of them, so I get it. :P

But it would be best, yeah, to be chill and just let come what may.




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