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SentinelsOfEvil
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby SentinelsOfEvil » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:53 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
SentinelsOfEvil wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:Sorry if this has been covered before, but Michigan requires 1 recommendation yet recommends 3. How big of a deal does it seem to be to them if you only have 2 LOR's?


I had 2 LORs too. Haven't heard back yet

After how long?


Complete since late November

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:03 pm

SentinelsOfEvil wrote:Complete since late November


I'm thinking we'll hear back in the next week, good luck!!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby SentinelsOfEvil » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:06 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
SentinelsOfEvil wrote:Complete since late November


I'm thinking we'll hear back in the next week, good luck!!


Thanks, and good luck to you too.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby soccerfreak » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:44 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:Sorry if this has been covered before, but Michigan requires 1 recommendation yet recommends 3. How big of a deal does it seem to be to them if you only have 2 LOR's?

I asked one of the people in the admissions office and she said that they say 2 is acceptable. My specific questions was for clarification since the application recommends 3 but the LSAC LOR Required / Recommended / Accepted recommends 1. She told me either 2 or 3 is fine but you really only need the third if it provides another perspective like from an employer while the other two are academic.

Excellent,thank you.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby wolverine2014 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:49 pm

Just signed up for the preview weekend.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby peter618 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:36 pm

Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Hannibal » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:37 pm

peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Wow. This cycle must be harsh.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:38 pm

peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Wow. I don't even give a shit anymore - withdrawal here I come.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby TheOcho » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:38 pm

peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


This is not good news for someone with similar numbers but a worse GPA. Michigan, don't reject me on my birthday.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:39 pm

peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Well that sucks for me

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:39 pm

TheOcho wrote:
peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


This is not good news for someone with similar numbers but a worse GPA.


+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:40 pm

peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Did you write any of the optional essays?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:40 pm

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:45 pm

bdubs wrote:
peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Did you write any of the optional essays?


Sorry peter618 :( your numbers are solidly above average, something else must be up.

Everyone else: I wouldn't necessarily worry about being dinged if you have similar numbers, they have admitted much lower numbers even at later in the cycle.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby peter618 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:47 pm

bdubs wrote:
peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Did you write any of the optional essays?


Wrote a diversity statement about how my engineering UG sets me apart. Hopefully all of you who wrote "Why Michigan?" essays will have better luck. I'm just glad I didn't suck their dick by doing so and then get the same rejection...!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby JTMan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:47 pm

Dude, messed up. Now I am officially nervous.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:50 pm

peter618 wrote:
bdubs wrote:
peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Did you write any of the optional essays?


Wrote a diversity statement about how my engineering UG sets me apart. Hopefully all of you who wrote "Why Michigan?" essays will have better luck. I'm just glad I didn't suck their dick by doing so and then get the same rejection...!


Despite the focus on numbers there remains a black box/mystery aspect to some admissions decisions. Best of luck with your other schools.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby peter618 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:52 pm

r6_philly wrote:
bdubs wrote:
peter618 wrote:Got a rejection letter today in the mail. Not even a waitlist offer with 169/3.93/Engineering UG? Whatever, Michigan.


Did you write any of the optional essays?


Sorry peter618 :( your numbers are solidly above average, something else must be up.

Everyone else: I wouldn't necessarily worry about being dinged if you have similar numbers, they have admitted much lower numbers even at later in the cycle.


Not sure what else could have been up...but I am starting to wonder. I submitted around 15 apps in early November and have only heard back from Georgetown (in), WUSTL (in), Vandy (in), Florida (in), and now UMich (out). My PS was a little heavy (took a little more philosophical approach, not your typical "this is my story" narrative), but I got positive feedback from everybody who read it. Also had 3 solid LORs.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:17 pm

any more dings today? it seems like (for applicants who sumbitted sept-early nov) those who have been accepted already have been, dings come out in jan, and WL is feb.......

le sigh.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby $1.99 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:35 pm

i got a ding, above both 75ths, wrote a diversity statement and why essay. head scratcher.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:38 pm

$1.99 wrote:i got a ding, above both 75ths, wrote a diversity statement and why essay. head scratcher.


YP man (woman?), YP

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sarahh » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:40 pm

er doctor wrote:
sarahh wrote:Ahh, I missed the call! My cell was off. She just told me to call her back, no mention of the amount. It is too late now. I have to wait until Monday.


Well congratulations in advance. I'm sure you'll get the full amount.

She is SO nice on the phone, too. You could tell she was truly excited to be calling.

I was finally able to talk to her. Full Darrow!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Entchen » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:43 pm

sarahh wrote:
er doctor wrote:
sarahh wrote:Ahh, I missed the call! My cell was off. She just told me to call her back, no mention of the amount. It is too late now. I have to wait until Monday.


Well congratulations in advance. I'm sure you'll get the full amount.

She is SO nice on the phone, too. You could tell she was truly excited to be calling.

I was finally able to talk to her. Full Darrow!

CONGRATS!
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mr_toad » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:25 pm

Ding today via letter, at or above both medians, two optional essays. Kind of surprised, but, well, whatever.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby logistikon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:27 pm

mr_toad wrote:Ding today via letter, at or above both medians, two optional essays. Kind of surprised, but, well, whatever.


dinged today via letter, admit on lsp, 1 optional essay. surprised as well but, well, whatever as well.




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