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

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wildcat25
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby wildcat25 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Early November submitter here who still hasn't heard anything. I can't tell if this is a good or bad thing- I'm above both 75ths but who knows what's going on over there at this point. Hoping that we'll hear at least something in the coming days.

Also, good luck to all the WLs today, I'm sure you guys will have (or already have!) great options.

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

Postby aekea » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:38 pm

Moriarty wrote:
aekea wrote:
luxxe wrote:
I think that is a really, really high estimation. That is like, what, just under 2000 applicants to each school (since most T14s get ~8-9k)? There is no way there are that many people on LSN.


Michigan gets about 5,500 applications each year and there are close to 700 people applying to Michigan on LSN. That's about 12%. Respectable showing, definitely not 20% though.


Off-topic: I love your 'tar, aekea. (And that movie, of course.)

On-topic: I'm sorry about the WLs, y'all. I haven't decided if I want to ride this one out or not, but for those that definitely are, good luck!


Thanks Moriarty! I love that movie too. Sorry about the waitlist :(

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

Postby hyakku » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:43 pm

Also I just want to note if I don't see you all next year, I'm not nearly as fat as the amount of Chik fil A I consume would suggest. Just wanted to throw that out there so a bunch of anonymous people I don't know won't judge my online avatar. :lol:

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

Postby wannagetinsomewhere » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:45 pm

waitlisted.... blah!

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

Postby Moriarty » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:47 pm

aekea wrote:Thanks Moriarty! I love that movie too. Sorry about the waitlist :(


Bah, no worries. In the meantime, I'm going to start building a fort in front of the admissions office, complete with sign that reads, "GIRL YOU KNOW YOU WANT ME."

I have extra markers if y'all want to make a sign too, woodscommaL, moxy, and Green Glass Windows. And anyone else. :mrgreen:

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

Postby Worker and Parasite » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:53 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
AlexGrace wrote:Yup, waitlisted... That email definitely started off sounding like a rejection, so now I'm relieved!

Oh, Dean Z... I see what you did there...

I had the same reaction. I freaked out and then freaked out a little less.


This this so hard. This gives me my 5th WL from the T14, see y’all in the funny pages.

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

Postby hyakku » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Moriarty wrote:
aekea wrote:Thanks Moriarty! I love that movie too. Sorry about the waitlist :(


Bah, no worries. In the meantime, I'm going to start building a fort in front of the admissions office, complete with sign that reads, "GIRL YOU KNOW YOU WANT ME."

I have extra markers if y'all want to make a sign too, woodscommaL, moxy, and Green Glass Windows. And anyone else. :mrgreen:


Get me on there, I actually decided I'm not quitting the thread. My job now is to make everyone feel good about there other options and withdraw.

A new chapter begins.

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

Postby justicefishy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:00 pm

hyakku wrote:
Moriarty wrote:
aekea wrote:Thanks Moriarty! I love that movie too. Sorry about the waitlist :(


Bah, no worries. In the meantime, I'm going to start building a fort in front of the admissions office, complete with sign that reads, "GIRL YOU KNOW YOU WANT ME."

I have extra markers if y'all want to make a sign too, woodscommaL, moxy, and Green Glass Windows. And anyone else. :mrgreen:


Get me on there, I actually decided I'm not quitting the thread. My job now is to make everyone feel good about there other options and withdraw.

A new chapter begins.


Like Camp with Michigan, we must post awesome pictures of other schools!

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

Postby Killingly » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:11 pm

Sorry for the WL, guys.

I literally don't know what to say. Some of those decisions were pure bullshit.

Weirdest cycle ever.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:13 pm

So many waitlists from so many schools; Chaos is erupting on TLS.

Sorry for all the WL. I'm sure you guys will do amazing wherever you end up.

Still silence on my end :|

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

Postby camillefisch » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:42 pm

Waitlist

Email or Mail or both LOCI?

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

Postby adika86 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:45 pm

First, sorry to all of the WL today. I'm fully expecting my ding to come any day now...

However, not sure if this is helpful to anyone else still waiting, but generally Michigan gets ~5,500 applications with an acceptance rate of about ~20%. That would mean they accept ~1,100 applicants. Dean Z just posted a blog article (http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx) that says they made calls to the ~800 accepted students. That would mean, historically, they have about 300 more acceptances to give out.

Just thought it was interesting.

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:50 pm

Sorry to everyone who was waitlisted, looks like there were a handful of puzzling decisions in there.

Quiet here, and honestly I have no idea what to think atthis point. Submitted back on 11/11.

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

Postby piscola » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:52 pm

Just got my waitlist. Took the february LSAT, got another week and a half to wait for a hopefully decently improved score. It was my hail mary pass. Anyone know if that will expedite a potential acceptance if it's particularly good?

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

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:04 pm

adika86 wrote:First, sorry to all of the WL today. I'm fully expecting my ding to come any day now...

However, not sure if this is helpful to anyone else still waiting, but generally Michigan gets ~5,500 applications with an acceptance rate of about ~20%. That would mean they accept ~1,100 applicants. Dean Z just posted a blog article (http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx) that says they made calls to the ~800 accepted students. That would mean, historically, they have about 300 more acceptances to give out.

Just thought it was interesting.


Uh, you're not factoring in all of the people that were admitted and have withdrawn by now. Or that the class last year was too big because of a higher than expected yield rate and so likely they will admit fewer. Some slots remain but I promise its not 300...or anywhere close to that.

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

Postby NYCLegalEagle911 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:07 pm

Dean Z's blog refers to current students who have already made calls to more than 800 admitted students. Odds of getting in are feeling more and more remote.......

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

Postby breadbucket » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:08 pm

Just updated today via status checker, suspect a waitlist letter is incoming. :cry:

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

Postby oaken » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:08 pm

Just realized that I've heard back from (almost) every school, and I did not find out about a single decision from status checkers, despite daily checking. Either call or email in every case. I wonder how many wasted times I went through every status checker. And I've been doing about 10 daily for Michigan alone.

Oh well.

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

Postby luxxe » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:10 pm

breadbucket wrote:Just updated today via status checker, suspect a waitlist letter is incoming. :cry:


Your status checker is going to update every day except for Sunday. An update means nothing.

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

Postby breadbucket » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:11 pm

luxxe wrote:
breadbucket wrote:Just updated today via status checker, suspect a waitlist letter is incoming. :cry:


Your status checker is going to update every day except for Sunday. An update means nothing.



Oh, so Mich's checker is different than the rest?

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

Postby Campagnolo » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Think about it: the reason why they make ~50 offers off the waitlist is that people get an apartment lined up, picture themselves at a new school, and tell everyone they know that they are a Cornell Kiddo. Then, 2 days before class starts (or 2 days after), they get a call from long lost Dean Z in AA. There's no way most people would break a lease and move to AA once they are all set up and everything. Hell, I probably wouldn't even do it for Stanford. Makes sense, yeah?

Oh, and I'll help Hyakku and the others get started:
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby der_saeufer » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:30 pm

eaper wrote:
der_saeufer wrote:In via status checker! Yesterday. I should be ashamed of myself for not checking hourly. Michigan was my "reach" school, and I was expecting a waitlist or a ding. YAY!!! Didn't get the summer start though :(

Already making plans for the second preview weekend! (Hey, c'mon UM, why the same weekend as Vandy the first time and the DC schools the second? Sorry GULC and GW, I got a way better offer for prom.)


Grats! Our numbers are similar, so you give me hope (yet you were way earlier in the cycle... damn me not checking for waivers sooner T_T). Hope you enjoy it! Don't get snowed on too much:P


I applied the day I got my December LSAT score back, so I actually paid for Michigan. Little did I know that waivers were coming by the truckload.

Good luck, and thanks!!

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

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:34 pm

blowhard wrote:
NavyLaw wrote:waitlist number 4, awesome.

btw, the waitlist website FAQ says they average about 35-40 folks of the waitlist each year...


You mean off the wait list? Not in any recent year.

Unless they're including binding deferrals.

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

Postby smokeylarue » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:57 pm

Finally WAITLISTED. The 4 month nightmare is over. Submitted mid October. 172/3.68. Will certainly remember Michigan as the the strangest school decision and speed wise.

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

Postby chipdx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:31 pm

blowhard wrote:
adika86 wrote:First, sorry to all of the WL today. I'm fully expecting my ding to come any day now...

However, not sure if this is helpful to anyone else still waiting, but generally Michigan gets ~5,500 applications with an acceptance rate of about ~20%. That would mean they accept ~1,100 applicants. Dean Z just posted a blog article (http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx) that says they made calls to the ~800 accepted students. That would mean, historically, they have about 300 more acceptances to give out.

Just thought it was interesting.


Uh, you're not factoring in all of the people that were admitted and have withdrawn by now. Or that the class last year was too big because of a higher than expected yield rate and so likely they will admit fewer. Some slots remain but I promise its not 300...or anywhere close to that.


It looks like the class last year was down about 20 students from the prior two years. I applied early december, 3.6ish around 175, and have not heard anything yet. Lower numbers of applications seem to indicate this cycle is unusual.




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