Michigan 2011

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bananaboat29
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bananaboat29 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:53 am

r6_philly wrote:
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.


I'm inclined to agree that this is sort of an automated apology note..."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."

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sanguar » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:54 am

Almost to week #4 of waiting for a status checker...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby dcwumpus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:55 am

sanguar wrote:Almost to week #4 of waiting for a status checker...


+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:56 am

bananaboat29 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
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.


I'm inclined to agree that this is sort of an automated apology note..."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."


This would be the case if all people submitted around the same time get the same email. If some have been accepted and some have received this, then it isn't really just a "hey we are taking so long".

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:56 am

TBF, last we we did receive an apology letter for taking so long to get the checker, but that was a pure apology because everyone was waiting forever.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 pm

I don't know whether I want the email or not...I feel like the poster above, that a rejection has already been sent my way =/

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 pm

How many of the hold e-mail receivers wrote one of the optional essays?

Was it a generic or Michigan specific (i.e. Diversity statement or Why Mich)?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby politico2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 pm

yield protection what?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 pm

bdubs wrote:How many of the hold e-mail receivers wrote one of the optional essays?

Was it a generic or Michigan specific (i.e. Diversity statement or Why Mich)?


I did a diversity statement, but it was specifically in response to their diversity prompt and not my standard DS.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:09 pm

politico2011 wrote:yield protection what?


The outcomes I've seen this cycle tell me that this YP stuff is probably a lot of bullshit that we tell ourselves to feel better. Is it YP when you're above the 75th at UChicago, the #5 school? But somehow when you're a few spots down, it magically becomes YP. I really think a lot of these T14 schools are actually holistic and are looking for other things besides the raw numbers...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby archie&veronica » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:10 pm

bdubs wrote:How many of the hold e-mail receivers wrote one of the optional essays?

Was it a generic or Michigan specific (i.e. Diversity statement or Why Mich)?


Wrote a Why Mich essay, got the "hold" email today

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm

lshamlet wrote:
politico2011 wrote:yield protection what?


The outcomes I've seen this cycle tell me that this YP stuff is probably a lot of bullshit that we tell ourselves to feel better. Is it YP when you're above the 75th at UChicago, the #5 school? But somehow when you're a few spots down, it magically becomes YP. I really think a lot of these T14 schools are actually holistic and are looking for other things besides the raw numbers...


Yes it's still called yield protection - determining if someone will most likely be a good fit and/or attend. It's yield protection - through holistic means.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby ivantheterbl » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm

I got one of the emails and I wrote a Why Michigan.

Oh numbers are 3.87/174

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby kazu » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm

nvm :shock:
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm

Those of you who got the email, when did you first submit your app?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bananaboat29 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm

bdubs wrote:How many of the hold e-mail receivers wrote one of the optional essays?

Was it a generic or Michigan specific (i.e. Diversity statement or Why Mich)?


I wrote a Why Mich as well.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm

Did anyone with a 12/15 checker email or later get the email?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby hoopla14 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:13 pm

I just got one of these emails, I'm 3.8+ and 175+, and I wrote an additional essay describing what I want to do with my law degree and why I would be suited for it. I'm having a hard time understanding what this means. Thought it was an invitation to apply for a Darrow! Ha.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby socraticmethodman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:14 pm

I wrote a Diversity and a Why Mich essay and got the "hold" email. AA male with GPA above median and LSAT below.

Please Michigan, don't let me down..

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby prt86a » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:16 pm

I got the email as well. I suspect it may be because I submitted my optional essay after submitting the rest of my app, so they put it in the back of the line. At least I hope it's that, because I really like Michigan.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby amkid100 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:16 pm

r6_philly wrote:Did anyone with a 12/15 checker email or later get the email?

12/15 here (11/18 submission) w no email. I think it's based on dates, not quality.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby law4vus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:16 pm

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


YP man (woman?), YP


If he took the time to write two extra essays, obviously he/she has an interest in going there. Not sure how they could YP under those conditions.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby T6Hopeful » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:29 pm

Also got the email, submitted 11/08, status checker 12/09.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby lshamlet » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:30 pm

T6Hopeful wrote:Also got the email, submitted 11/08, status checker 12/09.


Damn man, exact same here for me, but I'm sans email...Gulp. I realllllly hope this means I don't have a rejection letter waiting for me today!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:31 pm

amkid100 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Did anyone with a 12/15 checker email or later get the email?

12/15 here (11/18 submission) w no email. I think it's based on dates, not quality.


11/18 submissions, 12/22 status checker, no email, too.




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