Michigan 2011

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socraticmethodman
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby socraticmethodman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:03 pm

bdubs wrote:
bananaboat29 wrote:Are people really reading this as a 'hold' email? That's not what I got out of it at all...

My interpretation is that they reviewed our files and we were neither auto-admits nor auto-rejects so they're going to keep reviewing. And they're sorry it's taking so long and they don't want us to read into that. Perhaps I'm missing something?


I read it as a hold e-mail. From the number of these that they sent I think they are doing a pre-waitlist to see who sends in additional materials.


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r6_philly
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:03 pm

bananaboat29 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
bananaboat29 wrote:Are people really reading this as a 'hold' email? That's not what I got out of it at all...

My interpretation is that they reviewed our files and we were neither auto-admits nor auto-rejects so they're going to keep reviewing. And they're sorry it's taking so long and they don't want us to read into that. Perhaps I'm missing something?


You are missing that some people submitting later than you have been admitted? (I think that's what I read in the previous pages)



No I'm not missing that at all...see the bold.


Ok when all of my apps are sitting around for 4+ months at most schools, an unsolicited email about applications that are less than 2 months old makes you read into it. It may be nothing, but since people are reading into it ...

r6_philly
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:04 pm

timmna wrote:A recent headshot.


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WestOfTheRest
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:04 pm

almightypush wrote:got the hold email as well... will return serve with a withdrawal email later today.

Touché. I may have to follow your lead.

thomas345
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thomas345 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:05 pm

Just got the hold email. Submitted early november with 3.77 GPA, LSAT #1: 162 and LSAT #2: 172

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Burgstaller04
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:09 pm

thomas345 wrote:Just got the hold email. Submitted early november with 3.77 GPA, LSAT #1: 162 and LSAT #2: 172
It has to be YP. I submitted with a 3.74/161/169 in early november and got in with a scholly a month ago.

thomas345
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thomas345 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:
thomas345 wrote:Just got the hold email. Submitted early november with 3.77 GPA, LSAT #1: 162 and LSAT #2: 172
It has to be YP. I submitted with a 3.74/161/169 in early november and got in with a scholly a month ago.


What is "YP"?

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rinkrat19
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 pm

Got the hold email, if that's what it is. (Sounds to me like it could also be interpreted as 'jesus christ people, stop calling the office, we know we're taking forever to get your decisions out!')

Submitted 11/14, Status checker 12/15, 3.56/171/8 yrs WE. I didn't do a Why UMich, but I did do one optional essay on wanting to work in PI law.

Not going to send anything else at the moment. It's obviously my GPA they don't like, and it's not like I can send an updated transcript, having graduated in 2002.

Meh. NU looks more fun.
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intheend
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby intheend » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Got "held" today as well. Numbers above 75s. Given the number of above 75s on this "hold" I tentatively concur with the YP theory

bmore
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bmore » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 pm

thomas345 wrote:Just got the hold email. Submitted early november with 3.77 GPA, LSAT #1: 162 and LSAT #2: 172


Ditto with a 172, 3.83 (improved this semester). Buckeye fan anyway.

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timmna
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:14 pm

I'm not sure what the message means exactly, but the following is what made it seem "holdish" to me.

Michigan Admissions wrote: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.

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Burgstaller04
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:25 pm

thomas345 wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:
thomas345 wrote:Just got the hold email. Submitted early november with 3.77 GPA, LSAT #1: 162 and LSAT #2: 172
It has to be YP. I submitted with a 3.74/161/169 in early november and got in with a scholly a month ago.
What is "YP"?
yield protect. they don't admit people with really high numbers because those people are probably gonna go to better schools anyway so they keep their yield rate (a USNWR stat) down.

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OrdinarilySkilled
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:34 pm

Submitted early nov, >median/>75th no email...
Anyone else not get the email?

c_dubya_s
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:36 pm

OrdinarilySkilled wrote:Submitted early nov, >median/>75th no email...
Anyone else not get the email?

Around both 75ths with no email. Although I only got a status checker at the end of December, so I'm not sure how much help that is.

bdubs
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:40 pm

With the way that Michigan does scholarships, would those of us who submitted extra materials and got in still get the same amount as those who were admitted during the first round?

It's only worth it for me if I know I will get money.

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silverlake33
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby silverlake33 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:53 pm

I am below both medians and got the email, so it's not all YP

I submitted early November and already sent another letter reiterating my interest : /

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CapHillLove
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby CapHillLove » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:04 pm

I was able to log into the admitted students site this morning, but when I click on "Mail & Money" it goes to a new login page that doesn't work (it doesn't say my information is incorrect, it just reloads and doesn't log in).

Has anyone else had this problem?

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Upton Sinclair
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:05 pm

Got the email also. At 75th LSAT, below 25th GPA.

Doesn't mean much, but I'm stoked that I haven't been dinged yet.

WhirledWorld
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby WhirledWorld » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:12 pm

Got the email. Stats at or above both 75% markers.

I'm thinking this is less of a hold email and more of a "Hey, we appreciate your patience" kind of deal. Yes, they ask for an updated transcript, but most schools want your fall grades anyway.

But after the waitlist at Chicago, I'm starting to get worried about my softs and whether other schools are similarly very unimpressed.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Also got the hold e-mail today, and also waitlisted at Chicago yesterday.

ExpectLess
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby ExpectLess » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:22 pm

Held with numbers at/above 75th.
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mistermister
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mistermister » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:22 pm

Michigan is quite a reach for me, but a huge dream school.... any email that's not a rejection is welcomed by me! :D

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Burgstaller04
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:26 pm

CapHillLove wrote:I was able to log into the admitted students site this morning, but when I click on "Mail & Money" it goes to a new login page that doesn't work (it doesn't say my information is incorrect, it just reloads and doesn't log in). Has anyone else had this problem?
I had this happen one day. I think it's just a glitch. I could use the site one day, then it started doing that, then it worked the next day and ever since.

amkid100
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby amkid100 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:34 pm

has anyone noticed any patterns as to when one is able to access the admitted students site for the first time?

time of day?
day of the week?

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daniel5126
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby daniel5126 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:55 pm

I got the email as well, and with my numbers (167/ 3.51 / whiter than day) I wouldn't read too much into it.




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