Michigan 2011

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:43 am

r6_philly wrote:
TheOcho wrote:Maybe they didn't send it to those who were presumably going to be rejected soon? Not implying you, R6. Just a thought.


Haha it's ok, I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

But if that is true then this is a "deferral/hold" email then. It's funny we are arguing about the semantics of something that didn't really make any difference.

Yeah, I wasn't really trying to argue about it (not that civil arguments are a bad thing), I was just trying to share my perspective on it.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby leopardRAWR » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:23 am

Is it appropriate to respond to the email informing them that my fall grades were sent and processed by LSAC, with a short paragraph how I remain interested in Michigan and hope they find the grades helpful in their continuing evaluation of my application or something along those lines? Or is that unnecessary?

Also, if I were to respond to the email, would I literally reply to the email they sent or is there a better email address to send such an email to? Thanks.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:38 am

r6_philly wrote:
But if that is true then this is a "deferral/hold" email then. It's funny we are arguing about the semantics of something that didn't really make any difference.


Thank God we're all becoming lawyers.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:59 am

NZA wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
But if that is true then this is a "deferral/hold" email then. It's funny we are arguing about the semantics of something that didn't really make any difference.


Thank God we're all becoming lawyers.


That's why I like it here :D

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby amkid100 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:01 pm

TheOcho wrote:Maybe they didn't send it to those who were presumably going to be rejected accepted soon? Not implying you, R6. Just a thought.


:D

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:03 pm

r6_philly wrote:
NZA wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
But if that is true then this is a "deferral/hold" email then. It's funny we are arguing about the semantics of something that didn't really make any difference.


Thank God we're all becoming lawyers.


That's why I like it here :D

:lol:

I'm sending you a cosmic high five thought, homie.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby PuckCU06 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:19 pm

Forgive me for being a little behind... but would someone mind recapping what this email business is all about? I've read through most of the last 30 posts, but still missing something...

Was it sent to people who submitted / went complete before a certain date? Did Dean Z post on this thread directly or is that someone's alias? That seems like a really naive question, even even to me :)

I submitted at Thanksgiving and went complete just before New Years - no email, but wasn't expecting to hear anything yet... as a splitter who has yet to hear good news, this game sucks :(

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:22 pm

PuckCU06 wrote:Forgive me for being a little behind... but would someone mind recapping what this email business is all about? I've read through most of the last 30 posts, but still missing something...

Was it sent to people who submitted / went complete before a certain date? Did Dean Z post on this thread directly or is that someone's alias? That seems like a really naive question, even even to me :)

I submitted at Thanksgiving and went complete just before New Years - no email, but wasn't expecting to hear anything yet... as a splitter who has yet to hear good news, this game sucks :(


Essentially, some people who had a status checker by at least 12/15 received an ambiguously worded email that kind of seemed like a hold letter, kind of not.

Not everyone who had a status checker pre-12/15 got it, but no one post-12/15 got it. I think? Something like that.

Anyway, fear not.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:30 pm

PuckCU06 wrote:Forgive me for being a little behind... but would someone mind recapping what this email business is all about? I've read through most of the last 30 posts, but still missing something...

Was it sent to people who submitted / went complete before a certain date? Did Dean Z post on this thread directly or is that someone's alias? That seems like a really naive question, even even to me :)

I submitted at Thanksgiving and went complete just before New Years - no email, but wasn't expecting to hear anything yet... as a splitter who has yet to hear good news, this game sucks :(


I was an 11/24 status check receiver.... I don't know if anyone who received status checkers in the December batches got this e-mail but I kind of doubt it. Seems like these are people who are WL bound for one reason or another (YP, borderline, good app but subpar #s, etc....). A few people will probably be able to save themselves from the WL pile by writing supplemental essays or submitting stellar fall grades that move them up into a new numerical range.


Edit: Seems like my time frame was wrong. If you got your status checker before 12/15 I would start thinking about preparing additional materials if Michigan is among your top choices.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:41 pm

NZA wrote:
Essentially, some people who had a status checker by at least 12/15 received an ambiguously worded email that kind of seemed like a hold letter, kind of not.

Not everyone who had a status checker pre-12/15 got it, but no one post-12/15 got it. I think? Something like that.

Anyway, fear not.


Nice summary, can I borrow your outlines in about 9 months?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:I submitted 11/18 and got the checker email 12/15. I was able to log in before then and see complete though because I had a UM ID already.

Anyway good luck to all of you! I don't know what to expect for myself. Maybe an email is on the way to me as well.


I received my status checker on 12/15 and no email from Michigan.

I did get an email from Pacific McGeorge offering a BJ and a lifetime supply of medical marijuana if I submit an application.

Dealbreaker. I just withdrew my acceptances at Penn Duke Northwestern & Georgetown. I'm heading to the Sacramento Valley.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby swl56 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:54 pm

how long did it take for you all to get your status checkers? i still haven't gotten one! i sent in my app in the beginning of december...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:56 pm

swl56 wrote:how long did it take for you all to get your status checkers? i still haven't gotten one! i sent in my app in the beginning of december...


4 weeks.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby T6Hopeful » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:20 pm

^Like r6, it took me about 4 weeks to get mine as well (submitted 11/08 -> status checker 12/09), but you should be getting yours any day now. Your longer delay is slightly more understandable though, since your 4 weeks ran into the holiday season.

swl56 wrote:how long did it take for you all to get your status checkers? i still haven't gotten one! i sent in my app in the beginning of december...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby TheOcho » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:34 pm

I did update my file via LSAC as soon as fall grades (4.0) were in, any idea how long it would take for Michigan to receive this info? Hopefully that can help avoid a WL or worse.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:47 pm

TheOcho wrote:I did update my file via LSAC as soon as fall grades (4.0) were in, any idea how long it would take for Michigan to receive this info? Hopefully that can help avoid a WL or worse.


Check in LSAC account, Apply - > report status. Click on Michigan and see if there is a PDF generated for that transcript update. If there is a PDF then they received it.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby ebeth » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:17 pm

r6_philly wrote:
TheOcho wrote:I did update my file via LSAC as soon as fall grades (4.0) were in, any idea how long it would take for Michigan to receive this info? Hopefully that can help avoid a WL or worse.


Check in LSAC account, Apply - > report status. Click on Michigan and see if there is a PDF generated for that transcript update. If there is a PDF then they received it.


I never knew how to access the reports! Cool. Thanks r6.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:13 pm

So I did some LSN acceptance rate calculations on people who went complete prior to 12/15 for people with numbers similar to mine.

Last year 86% were accepted 2% rejected and 12% waitlisted

This year 29% who went complete prior to 12/15 were accepted while the remaining 71% are still pending.

Unless their standards have changed a lot, I think that there have to be some acceptances among those who got the e-mail (assuming that the majority who went complete prior to 12/15 got the email)

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby ko2689 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:33 pm

r6_philly wrote:For the record, I have not received this UM email yet. I got the checker 12/15 so maybe they haven't gotten around to mine/ours yet


I'm right in the middle of the pool and applied way early, as soon as the app was up and ready, but I didn't get this email. Do they do rejections by snail mail and acceptances by e-mail? Or both by mail? My mail is all getting sent to school, so hopefully there's a chance I got a good letter and not a bad one?? Or do they only send bad letters...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:38 pm

ko2689 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:For the record, I have not received this UM email yet. I got the checker 12/15 so maybe they haven't gotten around to mine/ours yet


I'm right in the middle of the pool and applied way early, as soon as the app was up and ready, but I didn't get this email. Do they do rejections by snail mail and acceptances by e-mail? Or both by mail? My mail is all getting sent to school, so hopefully there's a chance I got a good letter and not a bad one?? Or do they only send bad letters...


Snail mail rejections have been received, so I would imagine that all of them go out that way. Your status checker would eventually change to decision and you wouldn't be able to get into the admitted student site though. So double check that isn't the case.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bistduverrueckt » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:45 pm

I got that weird hold-ish email yesterday as well and I'm really not sure what to make of it. LSAT and GPA are >75% and at 75% respectively but I included a Why Michigan with my app. YP? or not a hold at all and more of a "we're working on getting you a decision, please dont stress" email?
FWIW I got my status checker 12/15.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:45 pm

I applied 11/13, got the status checker on 12/15, and got the e-mail yesterday.

3.8/174, wrote a Why Michigan. I like Michigan a lot and was really hoping for some money out of them, but now that seems unlikely. I'm not sure what to send in (other than grades, which are on the way). LOCI soon? Hm.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby ko2689 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:48 pm

bdubs wrote:
ko2689 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:For the record, I have not received this UM email yet. I got the checker 12/15 so maybe they haven't gotten around to mine/ours yet


I'm right in the middle of the pool and applied way early, as soon as the app was up and ready, but I didn't get this email. Do they do rejections by snail mail and acceptances by e-mail? Or both by mail? My mail is all getting sent to school, so hopefully there's a chance I got a good letter and not a bad one?? Or do they only send bad letters...


Snail mail rejections have been received, so I would imagine that all of them go out that way. Your status checker would eventually change to decision and you wouldn't be able to get into the admitted student site though. So double check that isn't the case.


My status checker hasn't changed in a very long time, and I can't log into the admitted students site. Maybe they're reviewing my app and just didn't send me the e-mail?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby beatrock » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:17 pm

On my status checker it reads "decision" but I can't get into the admitted students site. Damn.

169/3.83 (3.86 after fall grades) applied early October

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:24 pm

beatrock wrote:On my status checker it reads "decision" but I can't get into the admitted students site. Damn.

169/3.83 (3.86 after fall grades) applied early October


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