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

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

Postby paul34 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:51 am

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

Postby erikjc » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:17 pm

I spoke with Dean Z at an admissions panel last month, and she said there's no reason to write the Why Michigan essay in particular if it's not going to be great. All the optional essays hold equal weight. That being said, an optional essay is definitely recommended.

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

Postby bitterpessimist » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:42 pm

Checking in

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

Postby sanetruth » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:19 pm

TLS: Is it okay to write a “Why Michigan?” essay on some non-academic factor? For example, for students who aren’t sure where they want to focus and cannot recite the scholarship of certain faculty members, would it be silly to write the essay based on geographic, anecdotal, or “gut feeling” factors? Similarly, can you tell when a student has taken to the website and — excuse my language — “bullshitted” about a subject they hoped would sound impressive?

Zearfoss: It’s absolutely fine to talk about a non-academic factor. I think that’s really helpful for us to know. And yes, I do like to think we can really tell when someone is just miming our language from the website. And it’s just not worth it write one if it’s pro forma (as we say in the law). You shouldn’t do it. It is helpful to write an optional essay just because sometimes people blow it on the personal statement and that extra essay really gives me an important piece of information.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:32 am

just submitted

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

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:46 am

Status checker just went to "Decision", and I can now access the Admitted Students site!!!!!

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

Postby kulshan » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:51 am

erv2107 wrote:Status checker just went to "Decision", and I can now access the Admitted Students site!!!!!


Congrats!

No change for me.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:51 am

erv2107 wrote:Status checker just went to "Decision", and I can now access the Admitted Students site!!!!!


Congratulations! :) When did you submit?

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

Postby chem » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:53 am

Mine is showing incomplete, has been since late september, early october. Think I should call?

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 am

Congrats! Are you ED or RD? I was thinking next week we would start to see changes, so this is good news!

I also though they waited a few days until it ticked over so you could get the mail first. Did you try accessing the AS site yesterday or earlier? Maybe you will have something in your snail mail today too....

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 am

chem wrote:Mine is showing incomplete, has been since late september, early october. Think I should call?


Yes, I think it should say complete by now. I would just call or email and ask what you are missing.

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

Postby der_rechtsanwalt » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 am

I got in!

Tip: go to the admitted student website and try to log in. My status checker still just says complete, but I was able to log into the admitted student website and see that they sent out my packet today.

RD, went complete early October, 3.4/177
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 am

erv2107 wrote:Status checker just went to "Decision", and I can now access the Admitted Students site!!!!!

Congrats! Still complete for me. Are you ED or RD?

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:00 am

der_rechtsanwalt wrote:I got in!

Tip: go to the admitted student website and try to log in. My status checker still just says complete, but I was able to log into the admitted student website and see that they sent out my packet today.


OMG! I was able to log in to the admitted student website too! it says offer letter sent... and a flash drive 8)

ETA: I think I'm in!
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:01 am

der_rechtsanwalt wrote:I got in!

Tip: go to the admitted student website and try to log in. My status checker still just says complete, but I was able to log into the admitted student website and see that they sent out my packet today.


Congrats!

Same question - ED/RD? Submission date - and numbers?

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

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:06 am

Yay congrats to the others who are were admitted! And hang in there to the ones that haven't yet been. I understand how much waiting sucks.

In answer to some questions, my app went complete on October 5th. My status checker went to "decision" this morning. Hadn't tried to access the admitted students site until this morning. I was ED.

Were the others who have been admitted ED too? or is it mixed?

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

Postby KaleidoscopeEyes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:06 am

Ahh!! Me as well!! Still says Complete on the status site, but I can get in to the Admitted Students Site and it says Offer Package.

EDIT: Also, RD.

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

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:07 am

Oh and numbers:

3.6/171. Went to Columbia for undergrad.

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

Postby sanetruth » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:09 am

AH FREAKING OUT HERE. I can get into admitted students but where does it say offer letter sent and whatnot?? I don't see that?? If i can get into admitted students site, am i DEFINITELY IN??? I was ED

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

Postby KaleidoscopeEyes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:10 am

sanetruth wrote:AH FREAKING OUT HERE. I can get into admitted students but where does it say offer letter sent and whatnot?? I don't see that?? If i can get into admitted students site, am i DEFINITELY IN??? I was ED

At the bottom of the screen: Mail & Money->Communications

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:13 am

Ok, too much good news for me to respond to all at once.

sanetruth and other EDers- AWESOME! Cycle over - huge congrats. Enjoy returning to normal life and planning you transition. Major envy over here.

kaleidoscopeyes- I knew UVa was just being screwy. You can stop worrying about their mystery now. Huge thumbs up for that! And Congrats!

And yes, you are all def in if you can get in to the AS site. No way would they let rejects in there lol.

Sigh, I want to check, but I decided after not checking for a week to check it this morning. I don't want to be crazy checking it all day.

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:14 am

I applied 9/15, RD, 173, 3.8, wrote Why Mich for all of you waiting :)

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:17 am

Congratulations to all that got in!!!!

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

Postby sanetruth » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:18 am

I can't believe this. I applied 9/15 ED, 171/3.24 ......... As you can see...i was a reach. so, wow! So happy!!

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:18 am

freestallion wrote:I applied 9/15, RD, 173, 3.8, wrote Why Mich for all of you waiting :)


You are just having an awesome cycle! Good for you. :D




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