Nelson wrote:ScrabbleChamp wrote:Nelson wrote:Zelda wrote:Thanks! It is just hard to see people who went complete after you hear before you. (Obviously I am really happy for those who have gotten in though! ).
If I don't hear back by the first week in January it will likely be a WL.
Michigan will definitely yield protect. You already had a KB2 if I remember correctly, so YP is not unjustified. If you do end up WLed, I'm sure a good LOCI and they would pull you right off.
I'll say this again: I'm not sure if Michigan YP's to the extent that is implied here. I have a 177/3.78 in hard science, several years managerial experience working for a Fortune 100 financial services firm, I am a disabled veteran, and I was admitted to Michigan a few weeks after I went complete. I think Michigan really is trying to find specific people to fill its class with and numbers, though important, don't seem to play as much a part of the decision process as other schools.
Quibbling over terms? She has Darrow invite numbers. My point was that Michigan isn't going to outright reject someone with her numbers, but they certainly do waitlist people. If someone with those numbers is really committed to Michigan they're going to get in.
We aren't quibbling over terms... we are quibbling over whether or not Michigan YP's. Isn't the point of YP to waitlist/reject people you think are not going to attend your school because they will have better options? If that is the case, people with my numbers should not be admitted less than 4 weeks after applying. I should, based on numbers alone, be a YP waitlist. I was not, though. There are others with similar numbers that were not, either. If YP is the status quo, myself and others would not have been admitted already. It is quite possible that the people that haven't been admitted either half-assed the application because they figured they'd get into a better school and only applied for scholarship leverage or they just didn't have a very well put together application/LORs/PS. Just because you have a 4.0 and a 180 doesn't mean that you are able to put together a great app. And, even if you are, isn't it also very possible that Michigan admits people using their own special algorithm?
My point is that I think it is silly to assume the only reason someone with great numbers hasn't heard back yet is because of a policy (YP) that I don't think exists based on factual evidence.