Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:18 pm

Looking at LawSchoolNumbers data from last cycle the average wait from "sent" to "acceptance" was 56 days. The median wait was 54 days. That was for acceptances.

If you submitted on 9/15 you are not far past median. It is not time to freak out. I go a little against conventional wisdom. I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:19 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:Looking at LawSchoolNumbers data from last cycle the average wait from "sent" to "acceptance" was 56 days. The median wait was 54 days. That was for acceptances.

If you submitted on 9/15 you are not far past median. It is not time to freak out. I go a little against conventional wisdom. I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.


No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Samara » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:21 pm

blowhard wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:Looking at LawSchoolNumbers data from last cycle the average wait from "sent" to "acceptance" was 56 days. The median wait was 54 days. That was for acceptances.

If you submitted on 9/15 you are not far past median. It is not time to freak out. I go a little against conventional wisdom. I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.


No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.

This. Northwestern hasn't made any movement yet. So frustrating.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:26 pm

splbagel wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:Nope. I couldn't live in Nashville.


Nashville no, Ann Arbor yes? Just curious, have you visited either city?


Yes. My issue for not wanting to live in Nashville has little to do with the city itself. My job has had me working on some stuff in the Nashville area and, from what I've come across, I wouldn't ever want to live there.

ETA: It's similar to friends you may have had that worked at (insert restaurant name here) who say they'll never eat at (insert restaurant name here).
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:26 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote: I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

Do you think this helps only at michigan or other schools too?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splbagel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:34 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
splbagel wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:Nope. I couldn't live in Nashville.


Nashville no, Ann Arbor yes? Just curious, have you visited either city?


Yes. My issue for not wanting to live in Nashville has little to do with the city itself. My job has had me working on some stuff in the Nashville area and, from what I've come across, I wouldn't ever want to live there.

ETA: It's similar to friends you may have had that worked at (insert restaurant name here) who say they'll never eat at (insert restaurant name here).


Totally understandable. :)

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:35 pm

freestallion wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote: I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

Do you think this helps only at michigan or other schools too?


I'd imagine it helps at all kinds of schools, but I know it helps at Michigan.

blowhard wrote:No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.


I wasn't suggesting freaking out. I specifically said, "It is not time to freak out."

But Dean Z has said that the a positive word can make all the difference. I know one student who was having a tough decision because of scholarship money. After an outlaws event during an admitted students weekend, one of the current students talked to Dean Z about that applicant. Dean Z sought her out during ASW and increased her scholly award to get her to come.

She is now a 1L at Michigan.

Dean Z specifically said to let her know if we meet any applicants who seemed especially awesome during tours or discussions during class visits.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Strange » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:39 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote: I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

Do you think this helps only at michigan or other schools too?


I'd imagine it helps at all kinds of schools, but I know it helps at Michigan.

blowhard wrote:No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.


I wasn't suggesting freaking out. I specifically said, "It is not time to freak out."

But Dean Z has said that the a positive word can make all the difference. I know one student who was having a tough decision because of scholarship money. After an outlaws event during an admitted students weekend, one of the current students talked to Dean Z about that applicant. Dean Z sought her out during ASW and increased her scholly award to get her to come.

She is now a 1L at Michigan.

Dean Z specifically said to let her know if we meet any applicants who seemed especially awesome during tours or discussions during class visits.


*takes mental note*

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:43 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote: I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

Do you think this helps only at michigan or other schools too?


I'd imagine it helps at all kinds of schools, but I know it helps at Michigan.

blowhard wrote:No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.


I wasn't suggesting freaking out. I specifically said, "It is not time to freak out."

But Dean Z has said that the a positive word can make all the difference. I know one student who was having a tough decision because of scholarship money. After an outlaws event during an admitted students weekend, one of the current students talked to Dean Z about that applicant. Dean Z sought her out during ASW and increased her scholly award to get her to come.

She is now a 1L at Michigan.

Dean Z specifically said to let her know if we meet any applicants who seemed especially awesome during tours or discussions during class visits.


Do you like the Lions/Redwings? I'm sure I can swing some sweet tickets for you. :mrgreen:

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:44 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote: I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

Do you think this helps only at michigan or other schools too?


I'd imagine it helps at all kinds of schools, but I know it helps at Michigan.

blowhard wrote:No one should be freaking out at this point...past median or not. Michigan takes time, the wait is not at all related to you odds.


I wasn't suggesting freaking out. I specifically said, "It is not time to freak out."

But Dean Z has said that the a positive word can make all the difference. I know one student who was having a tough decision because of scholarship money. After an outlaws event during an admitted students weekend, one of the current students talked to Dean Z about that applicant. Dean Z sought her out during ASW and increased her scholly award to get her to come.

She is now a 1L at Michigan.

Dean Z specifically said to let her know if we meet any applicants who seemed especially awesome during tours or discussions during class visits.


I wasn't implying you were encouraging freaking out...just adding to it and quoting you to keep the convo together.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:47 pm

blowhard wrote:I wasn't implying you were encouraging freaking out...just adding to it and quoting you to keep the convo together.


My apologies, carry on. BTW, I would be interested to figure out who you are in real life as you gave good advice last year too.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:50 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
blowhard wrote:I wasn't implying you were encouraging freaking out...just adding to it and quoting you to keep the convo together.


My apologies, carry on. BTW, I would be interested to figure out who you are in real life as you gave good advice last year too.


I try. PM'd

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:10 pm

j12 wrote:link.
check out this website while you wait for your decisions


The mods are deeply unhappy that this was posted.

May we please remind users that no, you cannot post links with information about other users, even if they have left enough bread crumbs in their own posts for you to find it. If they do not post or reveal it here, you do not get to either. Doing so does and will result in a permanent ban, with some discretion from the mods.


Anyway, back to regular conversation, sorry to interrupt, and good luck to y'all this cycle. I don't know much about Mich, but I know a lot of ppl in SF were in love with it. Oh, also, if you care about this, go to the mod thread in the lounge.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tom in Ohio » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:59 pm

Applied 9/16

Application complete 10/12

Accepted 11/1

170/3.74 Non-traditional student

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:56 am

Tom in Ohio wrote:Applied 9/16

Application complete 10/12

Accepted 11/1

170/3.74 Non-traditional student


Congrats congrats congrats!!!

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sandwiches5000 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:53 am

nvmds.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:54 am

Tom in Ohio wrote:Applied 9/16

Application complete 10/12

Accepted 11/1

170/3.74 Non-traditional student




Big congrats!


Just checked ASW. Still nothing yet.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sandwiches5000 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:10 pm

AHHHH My app didn't update today for the first time since last week. :[

Before people had "decision" or whatever did they see a lack of movement for a while?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:13 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:AHHHH My app didn't update today for the first time since last week. :[

Before people had "decision" or whatever did they see a lack of movement for a while?


Can you log into the ASW? I think its all good news until post-Christmas so if it means anything, you should be able to log in there.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sandwiches5000 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:18 pm

MumofCad wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:AHHHH My app didn't update today for the first time since last week. :[

Before people had "decision" or whatever did they see a lack of movement for a while?


Can you log into the ASW? I think its all good news until post-Christmas so if it means anything, you should be able to log in there.


Well, I heard people can't log into ASW until a week before the decision comes in the mail?

And. oops. I just realized it's the 17th in America. I forgot. Time zone.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:25 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:AHHHH My app didn't update today for the first time since last week. :[

Before people had "decision" or whatever did they see a lack of movement for a while?


Can you log into the ASW? I think its all good news until post-Christmas so if it means anything, you should be able to log in there.


Well, I heard people can't log into ASW until a week before the decision comes in the mail?

And. oops. I just realized it's the 17th in America. I forgot. Time zone.


Aw bummer, but its the opposite. You can log-in to ASW once your are admitted, but your status checker doesn't change to "Decision" until the day of or day after you get your packet in the mail :) The difference for me was about 3 days and I got the packet in the mail the day before I switched to "Decision." Sorry, I can't answer the question about whether the date changed in between. I stopped checking.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:34 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:I think if you can have a substantive conversation with an admissions official OR have a student recommend you, it could help a lot.

I definitely think this has to do with why I got in so early with borderline numbers (if ASW access and "offer package mailed" means I've been accepted). The conversation did not take place at a law school forum.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:32 pm

Still getting the red text.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:33 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Still getting the red text.


+1

I may have given up hope...

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:37 pm

did anyone else get an email from a current Michigan student recently about applying? Their application process is so personalized, it makes Michigan look very good.




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