Michigan 2011

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:23 pm

lshamlet wrote:Also, reposting my question for the new page:

I'm really sorry if this is a dumb question but I read some pages in the thread and couldn't find the answer.

Michigan updates your status with "Decision" before sending your mail out right? So the people who have been accepted and dinged via snail mail had that status before receiving your mail? Or did you all get decisions while still under Complete?


nope, mine still says complete

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:23 pm

I don't like the fact michigan is mailing rejection letters. So many other schools are emailing them that I've associated my mailbox as my "happy place." Now I'm fearing a Michigan letter.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:24 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
lshamlet wrote:Also, reposting my question for the new page:

I'm really sorry if this is a dumb question but I read some pages in the thread and couldn't find the answer.

Michigan updates your status with "Decision" before sending your mail out right? So the people who have been accepted and dinged via snail mail had that status before receiving your mail? Or did you all get decisions while still under Complete?


nope, mine still says complete


Ahh crud. =( Thanks for answering!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby DreamShake » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:28 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
DreamShake wrote:dinged today via letter. 170/3.6, wrote WhyMich and the GPA essay. was WL'd last year. who the fuck knows...


wow. why did you reapply this year? did your numbers improve?


yes, albeit marginally. i also applied in the 2nd week of january last year, whereas i submitted 11/1 this year.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:30 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:I don't like the fact michigan is mailing rejection letters. So many other schools are emailing them that I've associated my mailbox as my "happy place." Now I'm fearing a Michigan letter.


I hate that it's a surprise... fearing my mailbox now too =/ I already hate it for not containing a purple envelope..

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:09 am

do the dings get reflected on the status checkers? away from mailbox... :(

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby fish52 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 am

STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t14? haha

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 am

fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t14? haha


You should check out the Cornell thread... :)

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby LinzerTorte » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 am

fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t14? haha


+Everything!!!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Hannibal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:24 am

akili wrote:
fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t14? haha


You should check out the Cornell thread... :)

:lol: :x

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby fish52 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:25 am

akili wrote:
fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t10? haha


You should check out the Cornell thread... :)

hahaha ok I fixed it.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:31 am

fish52 wrote:
akili wrote:
fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t10? haha


You should check out the Cornell thread... :)

hahaha ok I fixed it.


Nicely done. I lmao'd a little.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Spykuh » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:07 am

fish52 wrote:
akili wrote:
fish52 wrote:STILL waiting for my status checker. Ridiculous. How is it that Michigan is the slowest admissions office in the t10? haha


You should check out the Cornell thread... :)

hahaha ok I fixed it.


i don't knoooow nyu is being waaaaay slower than michigan for me. i waited almost a month to go complete at michigan, but i'm still waiting on nyu and it's been almost 7 weeks :(

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby peter618 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:32 am

For those interested, status checker still says complete. Got the rejection letter 1/10 in North Florida.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:31 am

Just got waitlisted (held?) via email.


Edit: I actually have no idea what just happened to me.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:32 am

timmna wrote:Just got waitlisted (held?) via email.


Sorry, but maybe it's easier to get off WL this year.

When did you get the checker? I think i submitted not long after you.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:34 am

r6_philly wrote:
timmna wrote:Just got waitlisted (held?) via email.


Sorry, but maybe it's easier to get off WL this year.

When did you get the checker? I think i submitted not long after you.


Well, the email I got didn't actually say anything about a waitlist... but rather that they are waiting to make a decision. It was rather similar to my Harvard hold email; I'm not giving up hope yet. I got the status checker on 11/24.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am

timmna wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
timmna wrote:Just got waitlisted (held?) via email.


Sorry, but maybe it's easier to get off WL this year.

When did you get the checker? I think i submitted not long after you.


Well, the email I got didn't actually say anything about a waitlist... but rather that they are waiting to make a decision. It was rather similar to my Harvard hold email; I'm not giving up hope yet. I got the status checker on 11/24.


Ah so it is a "no-decision" hold til later. That's good then, they may be waiting for all the apps to come in and get sorted like H. I hope.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby whitman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:44 am

I just got this, too. Actually, I think you're a little off. I believe this was an automatically generated email for all applicants who submitted before a certain date. It doesn't say anything about the future, merely an apology/explanation for the past. Here it is:

Thank you for your application to the University of Michigan Law School. Because you went to great lengths to apply early in our season, we understand that you may feel some disappointment at not having received your answer yet. We understand the anxiety that the law school admissions procedure can cause, and are therefore writing to update you on the status of your file in an effort to alleviate at least some of that stress.

Your file has been reviewed at least once by our staff and the admissions committee and we have found much to admire. We have not yet, however, been able to render a decision, and are continuing to review your application file in the context of the greater applicant pool. There are a variety of reasons why we may not have been able to reach a speedy decision: sometimes we are waiting for additional information that we know is en route, like recommendation letters, updated transcripts, a new LSAT score, residency information; sometimes file-readers have different interpretations of or reactions to an application, and we need to meet and discuss; and so on. We take our responsibility of composing a top-notch class extremely seriously, and that is to your benefit; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.

We are unfortunately unable to give personalized feedback on individual applications. We would, however, be happy to add items to your file for our readers' benefit, if you have new information you would like us to consider. (If the new information you’d like us to see is a transcript, please be sure to route it through LSAC, rather than sending it directly to our office.) But it certainly is not necessary to add anything and you should not interpret this email as a solicitation for more material. Indeed, because we make decision on a rolling basis, it is possible that we will send a decision to you before we receive and review any new submissions.

Our goal is to have all decisions made by the end of April, but most applicants will hear well before that time. Please be assured that receiving this email does not mean you will not get an answer until then! It simply indicates that we recognize you have been waiting patiently, and we appreciate that.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at law.jd.admissions@umich.edu or 734.764.0537. I sincerely appreciate your interest in the University of Michigan Law School.

Very truly yours,

Sarah C. Zearfoss

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thecilent » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:45 am

I just got the email to. They "appreciate me waiting patiently." TBH, I kinda forgot (gave up) on Michigan, so blahh

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:48 am

Has anyone gotten accepted without first being able to access the Admitted Students site?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:48 am

whitman wrote:I just got this, too. Actually, I think you're a little off. I believe this was an automatically generated email for all applicants who submitted before a certain date. It doesn't say anything about the future, merely an apology/explanation for the past. Here it is:

Thank you for your application to the University of Michigan Law School. Because you went to great lengths to apply early in our season, we understand that you may feel some disappointment at not having received your answer yet. We understand the anxiety that the law school admissions procedure can cause, and are therefore writing to update you on the status of your file in an effort to alleviate at least some of that stress.

Your file has been reviewed at least once by our staff and the admissions committee and we have found much to admire. We have not yet, however, been able to render a decision, and are continuing to review your application file in the context of the greater applicant pool. There are a variety of reasons why we may not have been able to reach a speedy decision: sometimes we are waiting for additional information that we know is en route, like recommendation letters, updated transcripts, a new LSAT score, residency information; sometimes file-readers have different interpretations of or reactions to an application, and we need to meet and discuss; and so on. We take our responsibility of composing a top-notch class extremely seriously, and that is to your benefit; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.

We are unfortunately unable to give personalized feedback on individual applications. We would, however, be happy to add items to your file for our readers' benefit, if you have new information you would like us to consider. (If the new information you’d like us to see is a transcript, please be sure to route it through LSAC, rather than sending it directly to our office.) But it certainly is not necessary to add anything and you should not interpret this email as a solicitation for more material. Indeed, because we make decision on a rolling basis, it is possible that we will send a decision to you before we receive and review any new submissions.

Our goal is to have all decisions made by the end of April, but most applicants will hear well before that time. Please be assured that receiving this email does not mean you will not get an answer until then! It simply indicates that we recognize you have been waiting patiently, and we appreciate that.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at law.jd.admissions@umich.edu or 734.764.0537. I sincerely appreciate your interest in the University of Michigan Law School.

Very truly yours,

Sarah C. Zearfoss


That actually sounds pretty great. She's essentially asking you for a "Why Mich?" essay. Write a good one, and I bet it would help the app a lot.

Assuming you didn't already write one, of course. :P

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:50 am

whitman wrote:I just got this, too. Actually, I think you're a little off. I believe this was an automatically generated email for all applicants who submitted before a certain date. It doesn't say anything about the future, merely an apology/explanation for the past. Here it is:


I don't know, if it is simply a "sorry we are taking so long" email they probably wouldn't outline the invitation to add materials. Looking for mine anytime now.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:51 am

thecilent wrote:I just got the email to. They "appreciate me waiting patiently." TBH, I kinda forgot (gave up) on Michigan, so blahh


When did you submit and get your checker?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:52 am

These hold notifications make me pretty sure that my rejection letter is in the mail. I am beginning to buy into the MVP conspiracy talk.

How many waitlists have gone out?




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