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

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

Postby MumofCad » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:49 pm

I was under the impression that people were first notified last year not by the status checker, but by getting into the admitted students site. I think they found that the SC didn't update for several days after a letter was sent so you would get the letter first anyhow. I just go to the AS site once a week to see if there is any movement.

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

Postby mickeyD » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:35 pm

tagged. good luck everyone!

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

Postby anewaphorist » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:45 pm

Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted RD 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spi » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:47 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?

I submitted Friday and got a confirmation email today. It promised a status checker in 4 weeks...

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

Postby anewaphorist » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:49 pm

Anyone whose post count is more than 1 want to corroborate this? Some people are getting notification within a day or two, but others have to wait weeks?

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:50 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted RD 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?


I got a confirmation email in four days telling me I'd get a status checker in a couple weeks...it came three days later.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:51 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Anyone whose post count is more than 1 want to corroborate this? Some people are getting notification within a day or two, but others have to wait weeks?


It took forever to get mine. I think I got an email after exactly one week and then a status checker over a month later?

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:53 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted RD 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?


I got a confirmation email in four days telling me I'd get a status checker in a couple weeks...it came three days later.

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

Postby anewaphorist » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:57 pm

Cool, thanks for the responses! Guess I'll just have to add "Michigan email" to the laundry list of things I'm waiting on...

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

Postby amc987 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:00 pm

mickeyD wrote:Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted RD 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?


I submitted mine on Friday and haven't heard anything back. I'm sure that LSAC sent my complete report, but I have no idea... I guess some schools take a little longer than others?

Hopefully we'll both hear something soon!

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

Postby sn20 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:13 pm

amc987 wrote:
mickeyD wrote:Hmm, still no confirmation email or status checker message. Submitted RD 6 days ago...anyone else in the same boat?


I submitted mine on Friday and haven't heard anything back. I'm sure that LSAC sent my complete report, but I have no idea... I guess some schools take a little longer than others?

Hopefully we'll both hear something soon!


for reference, i submitted 9/30, app received 10/6 and got a status checker/complete on 10/12

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

Postby arez » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:27 pm

submitted 10/17, received 10/21, no status checker yet

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:38 pm

Submitted today, ED. 3.3/169. I'm not holding my breath, unfortunately.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:44 pm

Submitted this morning . . . we'll see how this goes. I'm pretty sure my "Why Michigan" was lame.

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:23 pm

Hm, I have a bit of a dilemma. I want to write a 'Why Michigan' essay, but I really can't think of anything good to write about. The rest of my application is ready to go. Think it's better if I just submit my app without one (my numbers are 3.53/171), or should I try to spend the next week or so thinking of a topic and writing en essay that probably won't be great (but I know it won't be bad, anyway)?

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

Postby thelaststraw05 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:57 pm

iamrobk wrote:Hm, I have a bit of a dilemma. I want to write a 'Why Michigan' essay, but I really can't think of anything good to write about. The rest of my application is ready to go. Think it's better if I just submit my app without one (my numbers are 3.53/171), or should I try to spend the next week or so thinking of a topic and writing en essay that probably won't be great (but I know it won't be bad, anyway)?


Write the essay. I'm currently a 1L at Michigan. I had similar numbers and managed to get in with a scholarship. I think it is probably only because of my essay.

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

Postby paul34 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:37 pm

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

Postby MumofCad » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:41 pm

It is generally believed, due to the law school's culture, that a Why Michigan is a very very good idea. I would write one and put some thought into making it good, or reconsider why you are applying. There is ALOT to love at Michigan and really, its not like any are going to be Earth shattering. They just give you another chance to tell them something about who you are and what motivates you.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:47 pm

You're going to want to write a Why Michigan. It's essentially necessary.

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

Postby paul34 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:22 pm

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

Postby iamrobk » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:23 pm

Thanks guys, exactly what I wanted/needed to hear. Any ideas on where I can look for some inspiration? I don't want to just write some BS essay or anything, but I can't think of where to even start with it.
paul34 wrote:I do have reasons for wanting UMich other than rankings, but I felt they were too generic to put into an essay. Ann Arbor seems like a place I'd really like to be (for school), the university itself is beautiful, everything I've read about the atmosphere as a law student seems to be what I'd like, placement and prestige, etc. In essence, UMich is really my dream school.

But I felt that putting that stuff into an essay would just be too generic. Perhaps I was mistaken. I hope that doesn't bite me =( .

Yeah, that's kind of how I've felt, and why I've had trouble so far; I want to do something more than that, I just don't know what.

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

Postby paul34 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:38 pm

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

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:26 am

paul34 wrote:Now this thread has me nervously wondering whether I should put together a Why Michigan essay and e-mail it to them as an addendum (already submitted application). I don't want to end up hurting myself more. Agh!


Last year I submitted an addendum to my application via email. It may have even been the Why Michigan essay, I can't remember. But they don't hold it against you.

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

Postby buckilaw » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:32 am

paul34 wrote:I do have reasons for wanting UMich other than rankings, but I felt they were too generic to put into an essay. Ann Arbor seems like a place I'd really like to be (for school), the university itself is beautiful, everything I've read about the atmosphere as a law student seems to be what I'd like, placement and prestige, etc. In essence, UMich is really my dream school.

But I felt that putting that stuff into an essay would just be too generic. Perhaps I was mistaken. I hope that doesn't bite me =( .


That would probably be fine to use for an essay. You might want to point to specific reasons regarding WHY you like Ann Arbor and the other stuff though.

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

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:34 am

buckilaw wrote:
paul34 wrote:I do have reasons for wanting UMich other than rankings, but I felt they were too generic to put into an essay. Ann Arbor seems like a place I'd really like to be (for school), the university itself is beautiful, everything I've read about the atmosphere as a law student seems to be what I'd like, placement and prestige, etc. In essence, UMich is really my dream school.

But I felt that putting that stuff into an essay would just be too generic. Perhaps I was mistaken. I hope that doesn't bite me =( .


That would probably be fine to use for an essay. You might want to point to specific reasons regarding WHY you like Ann Arbor and the other stuff though.


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