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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:47 pm

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akili
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:48 pm

Michigan is my top choice! I haven't applied long enough ago to make my stressing legitimate, but yet, here I am.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:48 pm

akili wrote:Michigan is my top choice! I haven't applied long enough ago to make my stressing legitimate, but yet, here I am.


+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:49 pm

bdubs wrote:
blowhard wrote:Link to the text of one?


Dean Z e-mail wrote:


Yeah, I'd take that just as I said. They reviewed and you aren't out but they aren't going to hand out a pile of acceptances this year all at once. I doubt it affects your odds of admissions either way. They just like to keep people updated (as previous classes have requested).

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby pereira6 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:50 pm

blowhard wrote:Edit 2: We were also seriously over-enrolled last year and virtually no one on the waitlist got in. I'd expect them to be more conservative this year and hold acceptances until higher ranked people accepted/declined after seeing financial aid numbers.


This has always been my interpretation of the hold e-mail. For all non-auto-admits, they want to see what their class is shaping up to look like before they give out more admittances.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:51 pm

bdubs wrote:
I was considering just sending in an LOCI indicating that I am still very interested and reiterating the points I made in my "Why Michigan" essay. Thoughts?


Couldn't hurt. I'd emphasize what you plan to do with the degree and what you bring to the class. A lot of people seem to have some unique story here. (e.g. worked for NGO in iraq, military experience, helped start a tequila distillery in Mexico, published, etc.)

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mr_toad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:52 pm

@Blowhard,

my assessment was based on FMaze's experience, not on anything else. If you think I was out of line, I suggest reading back over the last few pages and you can see what happened to FMaze (summary: tried to get out of ED, was basically told "no chance").

Not saying Michigan was out of line: I completely understand why a school would try to cajole EDers into honoring what they've signed up for.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:57 pm

mr_toad wrote:@Blowhard,

my assessment was based on FMaze's experience, not on anything else. If you think I was out of line, I suggest reading back over the last few pages and you can see what happened to FMaze (summary: tried to get out of ED, was basically told "no chance").

Not saying Michigan was out of line: I completely understand why a school would try to cajole EDers into honoring what they've signed up for.


I was quoting you because you were on this page already... The only person I think who may be acting shady here is FMaze. The post is up now. Read it and decide for yourself.

FWIW, I trust Dean Z and have never heard even a hint of her and her staff no owning up if they made a mistake or did something.

Also, I am not the student mentioned who brought this to her attention...
http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mr_toad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:02 pm

Respect.
blowhard wrote:
mr_toad wrote:@Blowhard,

my assessment was based on FMaze's experience, not on anything else. If you think I was out of line, I suggest reading back over the last few pages and you can see what happened to FMaze (summary: tried to get out of ED, was basically told "no chance").

Not saying Michigan was out of line: I completely understand why a school would try to cajole EDers into honoring what they've signed up for.


I was quoting you because you were on this page already... The only person I think who may be acting shady here is FMaze. The post is up now. Read it and decide for yourself.

FWIW, I trust Dean Z and have never heard even a hint of her and her staff no owning up if they made a mistake or did something.

http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx


I for one am certainly no UM kool-aid drinker (thanks to my perceived out-of-hand rejection...), but it's nice to see what happens when people who actually make the decisions are brought into a conversation. We could have saved yesterday's pages of speculation for more worthwhile endeavors such as figuring out whether anyone actually works in USC admissions.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bdubs » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:19 pm

blowhard wrote:
bdubs wrote:
I was considering just sending in an LOCI indicating that I am still very interested and reiterating the points I made in my "Why Michigan" essay. Thoughts?


Couldn't hurt. I'd emphasize what you plan to do with the degree and what you bring to the class. A lot of people seem to have some unique story here. (e.g. worked for NGO in iraq, military experience, helped start a tequila distillery in Mexico, published, etc.)


Thanks. I have a pretty clear story of what I want to do with my degree that I thought I told in my original materials. Can't hurt to reinforce though.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:26 pm

blowhard wrote:
mr_toad wrote:@Blowhard,

my assessment was based on FMaze's experience, not on anything else. If you think I was out of line, I suggest reading back over the last few pages and you can see what happened to FMaze (summary: tried to get out of ED, was basically told "no chance").

Not saying Michigan was out of line: I completely understand why a school would try to cajole EDers into honoring what they've signed up for.


I was quoting you because you were on this page already... The only person I think who may be acting shady here is FMaze. The post is up now. Read it and decide for yourself.

FWIW, I trust Dean Z and have never heard even a hint of her and her staff no owning up if they made a mistake or did something.

Also, I am not the student mentioned who brought this to her attention...
http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx


App fee to Michigan: $87
COA at Michigan: $150K
Have Dean Z called out on her blog: Priceless

Dean Z, hope you will get to us, whom received the held email soon.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:29 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
blowhard wrote:
mr_toad wrote:@Blowhard,

my assessment was based on FMaze's experience, not on anything else. If you think I was out of line, I suggest reading back over the last few pages and you can see what happened to FMaze (summary: tried to get out of ED, was basically told "no chance").

Not saying Michigan was out of line: I completely understand why a school would try to cajole EDers into honoring what they've signed up for.


I was quoting you because you were on this page already... The only person I think who may be acting shady here is FMaze. The post is up now. Read it and decide for yourself.

FWIW, I trust Dean Z and have never heard even a hint of her and her staff no owning up if they made a mistake or did something.

Also, I am not the student mentioned who brought this to her attention...
http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx


App fee to Michigan: $87
COA at Michigan: $150K
Have Dean Z called out on her blog: Priceless

Dean Z, hope you will get to us, whom received the held email soon.

:lol:

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby 4102011 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:33 pm

Ohhh SZ shoutouts! <3 her blog, and I'm glad it all got explained. That entry was hilarious XD

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby beachbum » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Awesome blog post. Now waiting for FMaze's response...

(Also, hi, Dean Z! Admit me, please?)

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:46 pm

beachbum wrote:Awesome blog post. Now waiting for FMaze's response...


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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby krad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:49 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
beachbum wrote:Awesome blog post. Now waiting for FMaze's response...


+1


!! amazing.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:00 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
beachbum wrote:Awesome blog post. Now waiting for FMaze's response...


+1


Dean Z is awesome, as I already knew.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby The Stig » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:01 pm

already posted :D

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby CapHillLove » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm scared to post anything because it seems Michigan is all over this thread, but Darrow invite today!

Totally blown away!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mr_toad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:06 pm

After that blog post, I feel like I can call UM at the end of the cycle and ask why I was one of the first to be denied (with perfect numbers for UM, IMO). I have a feeling they'll give me a decent explanation.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:07 pm

CapHillLove wrote:I'm scared to post anything because it seems Michigan is all over this thread, but Darrow invite today!

Totally blown away!


Congrats!!! I hope I can get one!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby jtemp320 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:13 pm

Dean Z is a class act

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:13 pm

jtemp320 wrote:Dean Z is a class act


Agreed.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:30 pm

mr_toad wrote:After that blog post, I feel like I can call UM at the end of the cycle and ask why I was one of the first to be denied (with perfect numbers for UM, IMO). I have a feeling they'll give me a decent explanation.


I'm sure they would. They'd probably do it now if they wouldn't get inundated with requests.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Hannibal » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:34 pm

FMaze wrote:Just as an FYI. . . for those who may have read that setting aside an ED is doable―that certainly was not my experience. I figured since I was a reach, they would happily offer my seat to someone more worthy. Instead, I received a lecture about the obligations of an ED. I felt like I was under interrogation to disclose the name of the Florida law school I was prepared to opt out to. Since I chose not to say, the conversation went in circles. I finally said I would purchase a pair of woolen mittens and a heavy coat and I would be there in the fall. They said, I would not need them in the fall― yeah, right.

I know I’ll propably like it, but. . . .


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