Michigan 2011

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Flips88
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Flips88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:40 pm

Guicciardini wrote:
So is the rule a rule, or more of a guideline? I'm terrified Dean Z's going to see my extra essay and be like "pssh, this self-absorbed moron's failed to read the directions, which say 'two supplementary essays' pretty damn clearly." :(

2 supplemental essays required? On the app it says:

If you wish, write one or two essays (but no more) on the following topics. Each essay should be about one page. (If applying electronically, use an electronic attachment.)

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mr_toad
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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:41 pm

I wrote an addendum explaining why I didn't follow their rules to the letter regarding a resume requirement. To date, UM is the only school that has rejected me. I'd recommend compliance.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Guicciardini » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:58 pm

mr_toad wrote:I wrote an addendum explaining why I didn't follow their rules to the letter regarding a resume requirement. To date, UM is the only school that has rejected me. I'd recommend compliance.


Shit, looking at your cycle, I am now also inclined towards compliance, so as to avoid upsetting the adcomm gods.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby cornhusker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:31 pm

Just be true to yourself. If that is a big part of who you are, say so. If not - then let it go.
:?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby PomasThynchon » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:18 pm

whatshouldIdo11 wrote:So did anyone's status checker update today?


Of all the status checkers I've gotten, why does Michigan update so many times? Other places I've had my review dates change 1-3 times, but at Michigan it's every couple of days. What's with that?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:20 pm

mr_toad wrote:I wrote an addendum explaining why I didn't follow their rules to the letter regarding a resume requirement. To date, UM is the only school that has rejected me. I'd recommend compliance.


resume requirement? like you didn't send one in or do they have some funky way of doing it? I just sent in my regular one.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mistermister » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:20 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:
whatshouldIdo11 wrote:So did anyone's status checker update today?


Of all the status checkers I've gotten, why does Michigan update so many times? Other places I've had my review dates change 1-3 times, but at Michigan it's every couple of days. What's with that?


It automatically displays today's date.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby jpinjuv » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Hey everybody, quick question. Is there anyone else out there who is going to one of Michigan's preview weekends? And if so is there a way to find cheap flights from the west coast? I really want to go but I dont know if it's in the budget with a $400 flight to Detroit. Thanks and good luck to everybody!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:15 pm

jpinjuv wrote:Hey everybody, quick question. Is there anyone else out there who is going to one of Michigan's preview weekends? And if so is there a way to find cheap flights from the west coast? I really want to go but I dont know if it's in the budget with a $400 flight to Detroit. Thanks and good luck to everybody!


I'm thinking about this issue as well (flying out of LA/OC). Does Michigan grant stipends at all?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:43 pm

jpinjuv wrote:Hey everybody, quick question. Is there anyone else out there who is going to one of Michigan's preview weekends? And if so is there a way to find cheap flights from the west coast? I really want to go but I dont know if it's in the budget with a $400 flight to Detroit. Thanks and good luck to everybody!


http://www.bing.com/travel/flight/flightSearch?form=FORMTRVLGENERIC&q=flights+from+LAX+to+DTT+leave+03%2F10%2F2011+return+03%2F13%2F2011+adults%3A1+class%3ACOACH&shl=fly+LAX%3EDTT+%283%2F10-3%2F13%29&stoc=0&vo1=Los+Angeles%2C+CA+%28LAX%29+-+Los+Angeles+International+Airport&o=LAX&ve1=Detroit%2C+MI+%28DTT%29+-+All+Airports&e=DTT&d1=03%2F10%2F2011&r1=03%2F13%2F2011&p=1&b=COACH&baf=true

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:12 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:
jpinjuv wrote:Hey everybody, quick question. Is there anyone else out there who is going to one of Michigan's preview weekends? And if so is there a way to find cheap flights from the west coast? I really want to go but I dont know if it's in the budget with a $400 flight to Detroit. Thanks and good luck to everybody!


http://www.bing.com/travel/flight/flightSearch?form=FORMTRVLGENERIC&q=flights+from+LAX+to+DTT+leave+03%2F10%2F2011+return+03%2F13%2F2011+adults%3A1+class%3ACOACH&shl=fly+LAX%3EDTT+%283%2F10-3%2F13%29&stoc=0&vo1=Los+Angeles%2C+CA+%28LAX%29+-+Los+Angeles+International+Airport&o=LAX&ve1=Detroit%2C+MI+%28DTT%29+-+All+Airports&e=DTT&d1=03%2F10%2F2011&r1=03%2F13%2F2011&p=1&b=COACH&baf=true


Research, ftw. Thank you.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mycousinvinny56 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:24 pm

Sorry that this post doesn't relate to the discussion going on right now, but I was able to access the Admitted Students Website a few minutes even though my status checker did not change from "Complete." Also, does anyone know if scholarship offers are included in the "Mail & Money" section of the ASW? Or does this information come via snail mail?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:27 pm

mycousinvinny56 wrote:Sorry that this post doesn't relate to the discussion going on right now, but I was able to access the Admitted Students Website a few minutes even though my status checker did not change from "Complete." Also, does anyone know if scholarship offers are included in the "Mail & Money" section of the ASW? Or does this information come via snail mail?


Congrats! It won't change for a day or two.

It will show in Mail and Money if you are getting any, a week or more from now.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mycousinvinny56 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mycousinvinny56 wrote:Sorry that this post doesn't relate to the discussion going on right now, but I was able to access the Admitted Students Website a few minutes even though my status checker did not change from "Complete." Also, does anyone know if scholarship offers are included in the "Mail & Money" section of the ASW? Or does this information come via snail mail?


Congrats! It won't change for a day or two.

It will show in Mail and Money if you are getting any, a week or more from now.


Thanks! :)

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby rjh456 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:51 pm

does anyone know generally how long it takes to deliver a decision after your application goes complete? the email says approx. 10 days, but i'm curious whether this is a realistic time frame to expect an answer...

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby NZA » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:02 pm

rjh456 wrote:does anyone know generally how long it takes to deliver a decision after your application goes complete? the email says approx. 10 days, but i'm curious whether this is a realistic time frame to expect an answer...


Lolissimus, no way. There are people who have been waiting since October.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby rjh456 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:13 pm

thanks for responding! yeah that's what i figured... i was just so surprised when they actually said that most people would hear in 10 days, especially when some schools are telling me eight weeks.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby awahoya » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:24 pm

IN via ASW!!!! My status checker paused with everyone else's a couple of days ago. My heart stopped when the red text didn't come up when I attempted to access the ASW.

Got an e-mail about "consumer information about the Univ. of Michigan" from the office of financial aid that didn't mention anything about an acceptance, but decided that the ASW might be worth another try (had weaned myself off of it lately).

Submitted- beginning of Dec., Status checker- 12/23, ASW access- 2/17

I <3 UofM

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:30 pm

awahoya wrote:IN via ASW!!!! My status checker paused with everyone else's a couple of days ago. My heart stopped when the red text didn't come up when I attempted to access the ASW.

Got an e-mail about "consumer information about the Univ. of Michigan" from the office of financial aid that didn't mention anything about an acceptance, but decided that the ASW might be worth another try (had weaned myself off of it lately).

Submitted- beginning of Dec., Status checker- 12/23, ASW access- 2/17

I <3 UofM


Congrats! Did your status checker update to today date? Or still at 2/15?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:45 pm

Anyone else terrified of your status checker reading "Decision" without having access to ASW? I fear this more than an official rejection.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby awahoya » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:46 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
awahoya wrote:IN via ASW!!!! My status checker paused with everyone else's a couple of days ago. My heart stopped when the red text didn't come up when I attempted to access the ASW.

Got an e-mail about "consumer information about the Univ. of Michigan" from the office of financial aid that didn't mention anything about an acceptance, but decided that the ASW might be worth another try (had weaned myself off of it lately).

Submitted- beginning of Dec., Status checker- 12/23, ASW access- 2/17

I <3 UofM


Congrats! Did your status checker update to today date? Or still at 2/15?


Thanks! "Complete 2/17"

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Entchen » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:32 am

awahoya wrote:IN via ASW!!!! My status checker paused with everyone else's a couple of days ago. My heart stopped when the red text didn't come up when I attempted to access the ASW.

Got an e-mail about "consumer information about the Univ. of Michigan" from the office of financial aid that didn't mention anything about an acceptance, but decided that the ASW might be worth another try (had weaned myself off of it lately).

Submitted- beginning of Dec., Status checker- 12/23, ASW access- 2/17

I <3 UofM

CONGRATS TWIN! Hope to see you there!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby gotcha » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:35 am

spacepenguin wrote:Anyone else terrified of your status checker reading "Decision" without having access to ASW? I fear this more than an official rejection.


+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby whitman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:39 am

I'm more scared that I'll just never receive a decision. I gave up on checking the status checker a couple months ago, except when I see someone like awhoya has gotten in (damn you for giving me false hope!).

Edit: Congrats, by the way. Is that your number one?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mss455 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:24 pm

gotcha wrote:
spacepenguin wrote:Anyone else terrified of your status checker reading "Decision" without having access to ASW? I fear this more than an official rejection.


+1


My worst nightmare ayyyy !!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:




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