Michigan Waitlist 2011

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NorCalBruin
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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby NorCalBruin » Tue May 31, 2011 3:09 pm

It's really anybody's guess... but as long as we're guessing I'm going to throw out 50-100. I mean, if about 10 TLS'ers have responded, there's gotta be another 10-20 TLS'ers lurking or haven't checked their email yet, and probably another few dozen "real people" who aren't on TLS at all

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thelawyler
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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby thelawyler » Tue May 31, 2011 3:21 pm

Got an email.

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Siamsa414
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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby Siamsa414 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:23 pm

thelawyler wrote:Got an email.

Same.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby cornhusker » Tue May 31, 2011 3:35 pm

akili wrote:I got the email as well. Michigan is a dream school, but I gotta figure out if I would really drop everything to go there before I write the letter.

Debt isn't a problem, should I go there (haha, if I even get in) over Vanderbilt with 60k total? I'm from Texas and no geographical preferences. I want to be an ADA. Any advice?

Are you really questioning whether or not you are going to be happy at Vandy? You seem to have been very tempted when Cornell acceptance came, and the remote prospect of U Mich. Your posts seem so energetic, maybe you're a person who is always second guessing?

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby fingersxd » Tue May 31, 2011 3:38 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:It's really anybody's guess... but as long as we're guessing I'm going to throw out 50-100. I mean, if about 10 TLS'ers have responded, there's gotta be another 10-20 TLS'ers lurking or haven't checked their email yet, and probably another few dozen "real people" who aren't on TLS at all


Depressing to know that this wait will likely last another 3 weeks or more.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby robotclubmember » Tue May 31, 2011 3:42 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:She signed it SCZ. I swooned a bit.




Bildungsroman wrote:So, some take-away messages:

1. Nobody's getting off the WL for summer start.
2. She doesn't say they're definitely going to accept people off the WL, but she makes it sound like a strong possibility.
3. Dean Z continues to be awesome



I don't understand why you guys are swooning over this letter. They always write overly optimistic correspondence to applicants. I was told it was "very much a possibility" to get off the waitlist for summer start, and not a soul did. It is not a strong possibility and I think we're getting smoke blown up our collective asses, again. That said, I'll decline the e-mail and I really do hope those of you who really want to go to the school get off the waitlist. Best of luck, but a little "reality appreciation" is called for here.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby sambeber » Tue May 31, 2011 3:44 pm

Siamsa414 wrote:
thelawyler wrote:Got an email.

Same.


Also received the email.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby theturkeyisfat » Tue May 31, 2011 3:45 pm

sambeber wrote:
Siamsa414 wrote:
thelawyler wrote:Got an email.

Same.


Also received the email.


+1

looks like a lot of people got it

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Deuce
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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby Deuce » Tue May 31, 2011 4:12 pm

Also alive

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby JustE » Tue May 31, 2011 4:38 pm

Got the email. Still alive.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby sreichel » Tue May 31, 2011 4:55 pm

robotclubmember wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:She signed it SCZ. I swooned a bit.




Bildungsroman wrote:So, some take-away messages:

1. Nobody's getting off the WL for summer start.
2. She doesn't say they're definitely going to accept people off the WL, but she makes it sound like a strong possibility.
3. Dean Z continues to be awesome



I don't understand why you guys are swooning over this letter. They always write overly optimistic correspondence to applicants. I was told it was "very much a possibility" to get off the waitlist for summer start, and not a soul did. It is not a strong possibility and I think we're getting smoke blown up our collective asses, again. That said, I'll decline the e-mail and I really do hope those of you who really want to go to the school get off the waitlist. Best of luck, but a little "reality appreciation" is called for here.

I hate that you're so right..... still though, i'm stickin around for a bit, let's see what happens

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue May 31, 2011 5:08 pm

robotclubmember wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:She signed it SCZ. I swooned a bit.




Bildungsroman wrote:So, some take-away messages:

1. Nobody's getting off the WL for summer start.
2. She doesn't say they're definitely going to accept people off the WL, but she makes it sound like a strong possibility.
3. Dean Z continues to be awesome



I don't understand why you guys are swooning over this letter. They always write overly optimistic correspondence to applicants. I was told it was "very much a possibility" to get off the waitlist for summer start, and not a soul did. It is not a strong possibility and I think we're getting smoke blown up our collective asses, again. That said, I'll decline the e-mail and I really do hope those of you who really want to go to the school get off the waitlist. Best of luck, but a little "reality appreciation" is called for here.


big fat +1 here. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby sreichel » Tue May 31, 2011 5:26 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:She signed it SCZ. I swooned a bit.




Bildungsroman wrote:So, some take-away messages:

1. Nobody's getting off the WL for summer start.
2. She doesn't say they're definitely going to accept people off the WL, but she makes it sound like a strong possibility.
3. Dean Z continues to be awesome



I don't understand why you guys are swooning over this letter. They always write overly optimistic correspondence to applicants. I was told it was "very much a possibility" to get off the waitlist for summer start, and not a soul did. It is not a strong possibility and I think we're getting smoke blown up our collective asses, again. That said, I'll decline the e-mail and I really do hope those of you who really want to go to the school get off the waitlist. Best of luck, but a little "reality appreciation" is called for here.


big fat +1 here. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

I just want to BELIEVE!!!

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue May 31, 2011 5:53 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:She signed it SCZ. I swooned a bit.




Bildungsroman wrote:So, some take-away messages:

1. Nobody's getting off the WL for summer start.
2. She doesn't say they're definitely going to accept people off the WL, but she makes it sound like a strong possibility.
3. Dean Z continues to be awesome



I don't understand why you guys are swooning over this letter. They always write overly optimistic correspondence to applicants. I was told it was "very much a possibility" to get off the waitlist for summer start, and not a soul did. It is not a strong possibility and I think we're getting smoke blown up our collective asses, again. That said, I'll decline the e-mail and I really do hope those of you who really want to go to the school get off the waitlist. Best of luck, but a little "reality appreciation" is called for here.


big fat +1 here. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


Uh cool. Hope your cynicism helps you sleep well at night.
Seriously why does it bother you that some people may possibly be happy about receiving correspondence or find some of the things that Dean Z does endearing?
You both sound like awesome people to be friends with. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby monarch2007 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:03 pm

+1

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue May 31, 2011 6:13 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
Uh cool. Hope your cynicism helps you sleep well at night.

oops, i should have known that realistic expectations don't belong in TLS waitlist threads

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby Kabuo » Tue May 31, 2011 6:15 pm

sreichel wrote:I just want to BELIEVE!!!


See avatar and +1. Also got the email, and sent off a reply/LOCI.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby robotclubmember » Tue May 31, 2011 6:21 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
Uh cool. Hope your cynicism helps you sleep well at night.
Seriously why does it bother you that some people may possibly be happy about receiving correspondence or find some of the things that Dean Z does endearing?
You both sound like awesome people to be friends with. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... udy_finds/

i never said you aren't allowed to throw some rah-rah's out. i wish the best to those who remain on the waitlist. but there's nothing that says a man can't temper blind optimism with a dose of reality. and to be frank, i do find michigan's e-mails to encourage false hope, which is a slight annoyance. none of the other schools run their ship that way, but who knows. maybe you could clerk for the supreme court and later go on to win a complex civil rights case (re: first overly optimistic waitlist e-mail, from which thus far zero waitlisted candidates have been admitted).

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby RTFM » Tue May 31, 2011 6:22 pm

Kabuo wrote:
sreichel wrote:I just want to BELIEVE!!!


See avatar and +1. Also got the email, and sent off a reply/LOCI.


Did you just reply to the e-mail with a paragraph or so indicating your level of interest, or did you send an attachment in business letter format, etc.?

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby Kabuo » Tue May 31, 2011 6:25 pm

RTFM wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
sreichel wrote:I just want to BELIEVE!!!


See avatar and +1. Also got the email, and sent off a reply/LOCI.


Did you just reply to the e-mail with a paragraph or so indicating your level of interest, or did you send an attachment in business letter format, etc.?


Just replied with a paragraph, but their office has told me they add these things to your file. And I've already sent two substantial LOCIs, so this one was just spelling out my interest in very defined terms.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue May 31, 2011 6:26 pm

robotclubmember wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:
Uh cool. Hope your cynicism helps you sleep well at night.
Seriously why does it bother you that some people may possibly be happy about receiving correspondence or find some of the things that Dean Z does endearing?
You both sound like awesome people to be friends with. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... udy_finds/

i never said you aren't allowed to throw some rah-rah's out. i wish the best to those who remain on the waitlist. but there's nothing that says a man can't temper blind optimism with a dose of reality. and to be frank, i do find michigan's e-mails to encourage false hope, which is a slight annoyance. none of the other schools run their ship that way, but who knows. maybe you could clerk for the supreme court and later go on to win a complex civil rights case (re: first overly optimistic waitlist e-mail, from which thus far zero waitlisted candidates have been admitted).


exactly what i was griping about

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby sreichel » Tue May 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Kabuo wrote:
RTFM wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
sreichel wrote:I just want to BELIEVE!!!


See avatar and +1. Also got the email, and sent off a reply/LOCI.


Did you just reply to the e-mail with a paragraph or so indicating your level of interest, or did you send an attachment in business letter format, etc.?


Just replied with a paragraph, but their office has told me they add these things to your file. And I've already sent two substantial LOCIs, so this one was just spelling out my interest in very defined terms.

I quickly painted my body with Michigan's colors and sent a picture mixed into a colage of different types of wolverines, too subtle?

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby sreichel » Tue May 31, 2011 6:58 pm

Kabuo wrote:
RTFM wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
sreichel wrote:I just want to BELIEVE!!!


See avatar and +1. Also got the email, and sent off a reply/LOCI.


Did you just reply to the e-mail with a paragraph or so indicating your level of interest, or did you send an attachment in business letter format, etc.?


Just replied with a paragraph, but their office has told me they add these things to your file. And I've already sent two substantial LOCIs, so this one was just spelling out my interest in very defined terms.

Nah I actually haven't responded yet, but it will be a paragraph basically just discussing my personal situation, neither an essay nor a one-liner.

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby theturkeyisfat » Tue May 31, 2011 6:59 pm

I quickly painted my body with Michigan's colors and sent a picture mixed into a colage of different types of wolverines, too subtle?


you didn't add a tattoo?!?

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Re: Michigan Waitlist 2011

Postby bigjinjapan » Tue May 31, 2011 7:46 pm

Letter received. My optimism<SCZ's




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