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

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

Postby buckilaw » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Killingly wrote:
buckilaw wrote:
Killingly wrote:Would be it be best to send 3 LOR since Michigan "encourages" it. I have 2 ready to go, but the third may not be submitted until next week, possibly later. Do I ...

1) send the two I have and save the third for the waitlist
2) send the two I have and the third as soon as I get it (will they begin reviewing before the third gets to them?)
3) wait to submit until I have the third processed

Help would be appreciated! I'm 3.5/170, so I have borderline numbers.


It generally helps to have 3.

However, ONLY send a third if you are confident that it will be good.

If you send a third submit your application now and send the third latter.


Thanks. Will they review my application before the third is sent? I just assign the letter and LSAC will automatically send it, correct?


I'm not sure. But, even if they don't review your file before the third is in you should go complete sooner.

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

Postby iamrobk » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Probably sending my application to Michigan in soon, within a week or so. Hoping I can get in RD with a 171, 3.53. Penn is my clear first choice, but I'd love an acceptance to Michigan as well.

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

Postby baconpuffs » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:21 am

iamrobk wrote:Probably sending my application to Michigan in soon, within a week or so. Hoping I can get in RD with a 171, 3.53. Penn is my clear first choice, but I'd love an acceptance to Michigan as well.

We're like twins, in both numbers and aspirations. Good luck my anonymous cohort.

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

Postby j12 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:45 am

MumofCad wrote:Yeah, they'll send it one when its processed.

And I agree to just go ahead and send it all. I've never gotten the logic behind waiting for a WL THEN sending in a LOR to get off. If its good enough to get you off, its probably good enough to keep you from landing there in the first place IMO.

Once your WLd it's good to have something additional to send it to show that you're still interested, and have someone else vouching for why you'll be a good candidate.
Unless it's a really awesome letter it probably won't be enough to get you in to begin with, but when WL spots open up and they are looking for someone with your numbers it can help you stand out when you have an additional positive in your application.

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:57 am

j12 wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Yeah, they'll send it one when its processed.

And I agree to just go ahead and send it all. I've never gotten the logic behind waiting for a WL THEN sending in a LOR to get off. If its good enough to get you off, its probably good enough to keep you from landing there in the first place IMO.

Once your WLd it's good to have something additional to send it to show that you're still interested, and have someone else vouching for why you'll be a good candidate.
Unless it's a really awesome letter it probably won't be enough to get you in to begin with, but when WL spots open up and they are looking for someone with your numbers it can help you stand out when you have an additional positive in your application.


Yeah, I know what people say. I just don't think it makes sense.

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:29 am

baconpuffs wrote:
iamrobk wrote:Probably sending my application to Michigan in soon, within a week or so. Hoping I can get in RD with a 171, 3.53. Penn is my clear first choice, but I'd love an acceptance to Michigan as well.

We're like twins, in both numbers and aspirations. Good luck my anonymous cohort.

Ah, nice to find someone else in a similar situation. Good luck to you as well! Are you doing ED anywhere? I am to Penn.

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

Postby crabcakes » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:13 am

finaaaally submitted RD!

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Checking in here! Submitted today RD with a fee waiver. The letter from UMich had a lovely personal note on it that made me apply :)

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

Postby PKozi » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:32 pm

Has Michigan sent the latest round of Fee Waivers out yet? (For October LSAT scores)

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:03 pm

Submitted RD two days ago and still haven't gotten a confirmation of receipt e-mail - should I be concerned or does it usually take a few days to get around to this? The reason why I ask is because I applied to a few other schools at the same time as UMich and got responses from them all almost immediately...

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:08 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:Submitted RD two days ago and still haven't gotten a confirmation of receipt e-mail - should I be concerned or does it usually take a few days to get around to this? The reason why I ask is because I applied to a few other schools at the same time as UMich and got responses from them all almost immediately...


They are SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Like molasses. They also use a different status checker, it can take weeks before you get anything.

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

Postby PurplePirate » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:13 pm

This may be relevant. I got this email back after inquiring about a fee waiver:

Thank you for your interest in Michigan Law. The Admissions Office will be moving into our new home on the 2nd floor of South Hall on October 26, 27, and 28. We will be unreachable by phone for some portion of this time, and email answers may be delayed. In the meantime, here are some links to parts of our website that you might find especially helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions (links)
Application Process (links)
Application Checklist (links)

PDF Application (with commentary)Visiting the Law School
Thank you again for your email, and for your interest in the University of Michigan Law School. We will respond to you personally very soon.
University of Michigan Law School
Admissions Office 625
South State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109
Telephone: 734.764.0537 Fax: 734.647.3218
http://www.law.umich.edu

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:20 pm

Ah okay thanks, at least my paranoid self can relax now. I had this terrible image of the adcomm laughing at my app and just choosing to ignore it. #0Lproblems

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:01 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:Ah okay thanks, at least my paranoid self can relax now. I had this terrible image of the adcomm laughing at my app and just choosing to ignore it. #0Lproblems


haha its sad how much I can relate to this.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:59 pm

According to LSN, the first acceptances went out Nov 7 for Mich:

http://michigan.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... er=asc&p=3

So, we could be seeing acceptances in 2-3 weeks.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:12 pm

My status checker shows complete with a "last updated" date of 10/28/2011.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:15 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:My status checker shows complete with a "last updated" date of 10/28/2011.


Same here. I wonder why it has a new "last updated" date, when we already went complete.

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

Postby annyong » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:26 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:My status checker shows complete with a "last updated" date of 10/28/2011.


Same here. I wonder why it has a new "last updated" date, when we already went complete.

Mine says 10/28 as well...hopefully it means somethings about to happen. Michigan notifies by mail, right? So to start receiving decisions on the 8th or so, they'd have to start sending things out soon.

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

Postby jc010 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:51 pm

annyong wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:My status checker shows complete with a "last updated" date of 10/28/2011.


Same here. I wonder why it has a new "last updated" date, when we already went complete.

Mine says 10/28 as well...hopefully it means somethings about to happen. Michigan notifies by mail, right? So to start receiving decisions on the 8th or so, they'd have to start sending things out soon.



Michigan updates the "last updated" date on every day of the week except Sunday.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:59 pm

Lol how pointless.... I guess their status checker really is useless.

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

Postby Xifeng » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:16 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Lol how pointless.... I guess their status checker really is useless.


Nah, because once it updates for the day I think it's done (IIRC). So if it changes at 11 AM, you can stop checking again until the next day.

This will be helpful for your sanity in the coming months.

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

Postby soj » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:02 pm

Submitted!

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Lol how pointless.... I guess their status checker really is useless.


Nah, because once it updates for the day I think it's done (IIRC). So if it changes at 11 AM, you can stop checking again until the next day.

This will be helpful for your sanity in the coming months.


Hahaha. I actually don't check my status checkers very much. I just assume if there's no movement on TLS then there won't be any movement with me either.

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

Postby American_in_China » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:13 am

Finishing my Mich app. Now I got to start on the app to the CHinese studies master.

Edit: Submitted!

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

Postby scottybared » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:38 pm

Sent in my app last night and woke up to a solicited fee waiver in my email. Anyone have any luck getting a refund? Should I just email about it, or would a phone call be better?




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