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

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

Postby CattyPake » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:28 pm

dtownlove wrote:I know that every single person who is not already admitted is also obsessively checking the status checker, which apparently is updated EVERY DAY (!!), but has anyone else been waiting over FOUR MONTHS at this point for a decision?

going into this cycle, Michigan was my top choice and I thought it was a reach, but now that I've been admitted to several other schools that are on a similar level (so there's some context for this post), I kind of just don't understand what they are so torn about four months down the road. Especially since I am in state and clearly indicated on my application they were my #1, and even had LOR from law school almuni. Someone just give me some peace of mind- wtf is going on?!

Honestly, I wouldn't even be too hurt if they just WL or denied me at this point- I just want to know!


I feel your frustration. My app isn't as strong as yours but I'm at the 50th percentiles, submitted in Nov., had a strong LOR and wrote a (IMO) pretty good Why Mich statement. Don't know why any of that makes my application especially hard to consider.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:28 pm

my file went complete and i got my status checker yesterday. my status has just been updated to "complete 2/16"
hopefully this will mean good news...i could really use some good news right about now!

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

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:29 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
blowhard wrote:
wolverine10 wrote:No I don't mean luxury loosely. Zaragon West is being built as we speak, as is landmark.The original Zaragon was built 2 years ago. If you don't mind walking a bit I am sure you can find affordable housing still. In fact what sells the fastest are houses. If you want to live in the crappiest apartment building you can live in U towers which usually is desperate for people and in a decent location.

I didn't mean to scare people about housing but Ann Arbor housing is pretty expensive and goes quick


Dude, I don't know where you get your info. U Towers has been booked solid the last two years. A few summer starters squeaked in but no one else I know of. Also, the condos are all individually owned so quality varies greatly from one to another. Also, you're paying $1,025 PER BED at Zaragon. They match you with a roommate...with no preference for grad/undergrad. I think I'll stick with being able to ensure I don't live with an undergrad who parties all the time. "Loft living" is fine for undergrad but not for Law School where our schedule doesn't line up with the University's and your sleep/studying matters.


Hm, but I assume stuff like this means $1,345 total rent for a 2-bed and not $1,345 per bed, right?


I would assume.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:29 pm

never mind then. the status checker is updated every day for everyone?

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

Postby soj » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Geneva wrote:never mind then. the status checker is updated every day for everyone?

Yes, even after you get in.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:41 pm

haha so disappointing re:status checker.
~dying of anticipation

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

Dear Michigan,

Those hippies down by the bay just made this decision very easy, if you'll be so kind as to admit me.

Forever yours,
Campy

Also, you should withdraw and go here:
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bobbyh1919 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:14 pm

dtownlove wrote:I know that every single person who is not already admitted is also obsessively checking the status checker, which apparently is updated EVERY DAY (!!), but has anyone else been waiting over FOUR MONTHS at this point for a decision?

going into this cycle, Michigan was my top choice and I thought it was a reach, but now that I've been admitted to several other schools that are on a similar level (so there's some context for this post), I kind of just don't understand what they are so torn about four months down the road. Especially since I am in state and clearly indicated on my application they were my #1, and even had LOR from law school almuni. Someone just give me some peace of mind- wtf is going on?!

Honestly, I wouldn't even be too hurt if they just WL or denied me at this point- I just want to know!


I hear what you're saying. Been waiting for over 3 months with what I feel like are numbers right in Michigan's wheel house. Already been admitted to UVA (submitted same week as Mich and heard back 2 months ago) and Penn and Duke (submitted almost a month after Michigan and heard back last week). At the beginning of the cycle it was right at the top of my list, but time wears on and I start to read about housing dissappearing, people with similar numbers getting admitted much more quickly, and it's tough. Not to mention these schools flood your inbox with all their literature and promotion and it's just interesting how the timing in the cycle can really matter.

Now, let me be clear, I'm not complaining about Michigan whatsoever. Dean Z and her staff are great and I'd still love to go there. Just interesting how timing throughout the admissions cycle can effect how you feel about schools and factor into decisions.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:50 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:
dtownlove wrote:I know that every single person who is not already admitted is also obsessively checking the status checker, which apparently is updated EVERY DAY (!!), but has anyone else been waiting over FOUR MONTHS at this point for a decision?

going into this cycle, Michigan was my top choice and I thought it was a reach, but now that I've been admitted to several other schools that are on a similar level (so there's some context for this post), I kind of just don't understand what they are so torn about four months down the road. Especially since I am in state and clearly indicated on my application they were my #1, and even had LOR from law school almuni. Someone just give me some peace of mind- wtf is going on?!

Honestly, I wouldn't even be too hurt if they just WL or denied me at this point- I just want to know!


I hear what you're saying. Been waiting for over 3 months with what I feel like are numbers right in Michigan's wheel house. Already been admitted to UVA (submitted same week as Mich and heard back a month ago) and Penn and Duke (submitted almost a month after Michigan and heard back last week). At the beginning of the cycle it was right at the top of my list, but time wears on and I start to read about housing dissappearing, people with similar numbers getting admitted much more quickly, and it's tough. Not to mention these schools flood your inbox with all their literature and promotion and it's just interesting how the timing in the cycle can really matter.

Now, let me be clear, I'm not complaining about Michigan whatsoever. Dean Z and her staff are great and I'd still love to go there. Just interesting how timing throughout the admissions cycle can effect how you feel about schools and factor into decisions.


For sure,I'm with you there. some of the schools that were at the top of my list earlier on are slipping further and further down simply because of how long they've been holding on to my app. Vandy looks better and better every day simply because they were kind enough to admit me in November. Now I'm making plans for ASW's and such, and I cant do that with the schools that are just sitting on my app for what is going to be month five.

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

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:06 pm

+1 (don't want to add a super long quotes from above ^)

Duke wasn't even on my radar before the cycle. And I was convinced that Michigan or Cornell were my dream schools. Now, Duke is in my top 3 and I've pretty much dismissed Cornell as my application sits in limbo.

But Michigan...you're breaking my heart ever so slowly. I'm not giving up yet. "I Will Always Love You." :cry:

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:14 pm

I feel like it has something to do with the fact that it seems like the schools that accepted you quickest are the ones that want you the most. They had no reservations or whatever about me, and that's a nice feeling, I guess. And then, with these schools that are, for some reason, holding on to my application and not moving forward with it either way, I see my complete date passed up by people who are being accepted, wait listed, and rejected. So, while I'm glad I'm not an autoreject, I'm also just confused about why they seem so much more certain about candidates with similar numbers and similar complete dates. Why am I so confusing to them? I mean, my numbers aren't great for Michigan, so I really am happy (and sort of surprised) that I haven't been rejected yet, but... I guess basically I'm not sure how to feel.

That being said, I still love Michigan even though apparently they're not sure how they feel about me. :?

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm running out of will to hope for Michigan. They've had my application long enough; if they take me now, it's because someone they really want turned them down.

Sorry, bad day, Debbie Downer

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:18 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm running out of will to hope for Michigan. They've had my application long enough; if they take me now, it's because someone they really want turned them down.

Sorry, bad day, Debbie Downer

Seems to be a common theme on this thread today. Also, looking at my numbers, my complete date and the graph on LSN, I feel pretty confident that I'm headed for the wait list. There are worse things, I suppose.

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

Postby d.schoenfeld16 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:20 pm

How would submitting a LOCI be viewed by the admissions committee right now? My application has been in for a little more than a month, but there has been a few significant reasons i have discovered Michigan is the right place for me....is it too much, too soon?

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:23 pm

d.schoenfeld16 wrote:How would submitting a LOCI be viewed by the admissions committee right now? My application has been in for a little more than a month, but there has been a few significant reasons i have discovered Michigan is the right place for me....is it too much, too soon?

I mean, I think it depends on what your reasons are, but I'm going on 3 months and I don't feel ready to submit one yet so...

Edit: Yikes! 3 months. I know some of you have been waiting a lot longer, but I didn't really realize that it had been that long...
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:25 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:I'm running out of will to hope for Michigan. They've had my application long enough; if they take me now, it's because someone they really want turned them down.

Sorry, bad day, Debbie Downer


I feel like these couple of weeks of being ignored are going to culminate in dings starting tomorrow.

et: make it slightly less depressing.

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

Postby steelers2012 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:27 pm

ColtsFan88 wrote:
mr_unemployed wrote:
calverna wrote:I read an interview with Dean Tom from Berkeley where he writes that approximately 25% of their spots remain by the time the application deadline rolls around. I'm going to apply some wishful thinking and say this is the exact same for Michigan. And we're all going to get accepted. And I'm going to win the lottery.

*firm nod*


i don't think that it is a stretch to say that this is an "unusual" cycle. because apps are down, they are waiting until the end to make more decisions.

jeez, you guys are making me feel like we are the uncool kids stuck waiting while everyone else gets picked for dodgeball teams. KEEP IT TOGETHER.


Let's keep it together,
Can we keep it together,
We're singing a new song now,
And everything starts today.

<3


Glad to see guster get some law school loving :)

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

Postby Moriarty » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:50 pm

HOL' UP, Y'ALL. WHAT'S WID ALL DIS SADNUSS?

No, really, this is pretty depressing. I hope that we get decisions soon, and that it's good news. Either way y'all better stay on TLS and come up with random things to talk about with me. :lol:

Don't make me post the lemur.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:51 pm

Moriarty wrote:HOL' UP, Y'ALL. WHAT'S WID ALL DIS SADNUSS?

No, really, this is pretty depressing. I hope that we get decisions soon, and that it's good news. Either way y'all better stay on TLS and come up with random things to talk about with me. :lol:

Don't make me post the lemur.


Haha, omg no, not the lemur! I'll be better! I promise!

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Moriarty wrote:HOL' UP, Y'ALL. WHAT'S WID ALL DIS SADNUSS?

No, really, this is pretty depressing. I hope that we get decisions soon, and that it's good news. Either way y'all better stay on TLS and come up with random things to talk about with me. :lol:

Don't make me post the lemur.


+100

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:59 pm

Would it be silly to write a LOCI or additional essay even though I only went complete a day ago?

I kind of already know the answer to that question, but I'm tempted...

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

Postby T00L » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:12 pm

dtownlove wrote:I know that every single person who is not already admitted is also obsessively checking the status checker, which apparently is updated EVERY DAY (!!), but has anyone else been waiting over FOUR MONTHS at this point for a decision?

going into this cycle, Michigan was my top choice and I thought it was a reach, but now that I've been admitted to several other schools that are on a similar level (so there's some context for this post), I kind of just don't understand what they are so torn about four months down the road. Especially since I am in state and clearly indicated on my application they were my #1, and even had LOR from law school almuni. Someone just give me some peace of mind- wtf is going on?!

Honestly, I wouldn't even be too hurt if they just WL or denied me at this point- I just want to know!


FIVE MONTHS for me...to the day (9/16). Calm yourself. You aren't the only one

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

Postby gatorapplicant » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:20 pm

T00L wrote:
dtownlove wrote:I know that every single person who is not already admitted is also obsessively checking the status checker, which apparently is updated EVERY DAY (!!), but has anyone else been waiting over FOUR MONTHS at this point for a decision?

going into this cycle, Michigan was my top choice and I thought it was a reach, but now that I've been admitted to several other schools that are on a similar level (so there's some context for this post), I kind of just don't understand what they are so torn about four months down the road. Especially since I am in state and clearly indicated on my application they were my #1, and even had LOR from law school almuni. Someone just give me some peace of mind- wtf is going on?!

Honestly, I wouldn't even be too hurt if they just WL or denied me at this point- I just want to know!


FIVE MONTHS for me...to the day (9/16). Calm yourself. You aren't the only one


i don't remember the exact day in september that i submitted but i'm in the same situation. no news is better than a rejection, right?

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:46 am

Geneva wrote:Would it be silly to write a LOCI or additional essay even though I only went complete a day ago?

I kind of already know the answer to that question, but I'm tempted...


Uh yes, it would be silly.

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:21 am

I don't want to speak for anyone else, but I'm headed for a waitlist. I sent them an LOR update and a semi LOCI with it. I'm still forever complete and I'm getting downtrodden.




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