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

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:17 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Why did you think some of you guys that have been complete forever just now got WLd when others of us got WLd a couple weeks ago? You'd think they had already made all of the decisions by that point



I can't see any rhyme or reason. Both groups wld people with both borderline numbers and great numbers.

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

Postby eaper » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:21 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Why did you think some of you guys that have been complete forever just now got WLd when others of us got WLd a couple weeks ago? You'd think they had already made all of the decisions by that point



I can't see any rhyme or reason. Both groups wld people with both borderline numbers and great numbers.


It could be different people reviewed our apps and they moved at different paces.

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

Postby SDPalmTree » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:56 pm

eaper wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Why did you think some of you guys that have been complete forever just now got WLd when others of us got WLd a couple weeks ago? You'd think they had already made all of the decisions by that point



I can't see any rhyme or reason. Both groups wld people with both borderline numbers and great numbers.


It could be different people reviewed our apps and they moved at different paces.


My guess is that we were just in a different 'pile' from those apps. Maybe this group had slightly worse stats and they wanted to see who would withdraw from the WL from the first group before offering spaces to our group? Who can say, really.

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:06 pm

sandiego222 wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:WL as well. 169/3.95 applied back in early November. Was having a great cycle so pretty surprised/upset with the decision to be honest. Originally had Mich as a serious contender but I personally have been pretty frustrated with their admissions process and will be withdrawing. Best of luck
to everyone else.



They let you sit in on their committee and witness the "process" ?? :o


Ha no. I understand that top schools get thousands of applicants and are quite busy, but I gotta question how someone like Tiago can be complete for over half a year (!) and then get waitlisted. I realize that schools don't owe us a whole lot during this process, but I think an answer within 6 months is fairly reasonable.

I am admittedly bitter about getting WL'd. Most applicants with my numbers were getting between 18-22K/year in scholarship money, so I was pretty surprised. I would like to know what red flag they saw in my application that Penn, UVA, and Duke didn't have a problem with, but I obviously won't find that out.

Still have tremendous respect for Dean Z and her staff and am certainly not questioning their decision. Going to withdraw and go in another direction, but still plan to bleed maize and blue next football season :D

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

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:45 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:Ha no. I understand that top schools get thousands of applicants and are quite busy, but I gotta question how someone like Tiago can be complete for over half a year (!) and then get waitlisted. I realize that schools don't owe us a whole lot during this process, but I think an answer within 6 months is fairly reasonable.

I am admittedly bitter about getting WL'd. Most applicants with my numbers were getting between 18-22K/year in scholarship money, so I was pretty surprised. I would like to know what red flag they saw in my application that Penn, UVA, and Duke didn't have a problem with, but I obviously won't find that out.

Still have tremendous respect for Dean Z and her staff and am certainly not questioning their decision. Going to withdraw and go in another direction, but still plan to bleed maize and blue next football season :D

I understand your frustration, and I remember how hard applications can be when all you hear is "numbers are all that matter unless you're URM" and then find out that you can have the same numbers, URM status, application date, etc. as someone, and have completely different outcomes. But that's the way these things work. It doesn't mean you had a red flag in your application. It's that when someone has numbers in the MVPB range, or the CCN range, or the DCNG range, there's always a caveat of: your numbers are good, therefore you will most likely get at least one of your desired schools, hopefully more. But it's never guaranteed that you'll get all of them. People with good numbers always want admissions to be about only that, people with poor numbers want it to be based only on soft factors, splitters like to hide in the knowledge that at least one school will bite, but the truth is that admissions are never as cut and dry as anyone wants them to be. I'm sorry things didn't work out with Michigan, but your comment above acknowledges that your application wasn't lacking since you got into 3 great peer schools. Personally, I got shut out of Penn. I never held it against them. I wasn't what they were looking for. And in fact I'm sure I could find people on LSN with my exact numbers that aren't URM getting into places from Columbia down to Cornell, but it would be useless to get upset or bitter about it. I hope that you enjoy whichever school you end up with without wondering what if?

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:05 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:Ha no. I understand that top schools get thousands of applicants and are quite busy, but I gotta question how someone like Tiago can be complete for over half a year (!) and then get waitlisted. I realize that schools don't owe us a whole lot during this process, but I think an answer within 6 months is fairly reasonable.

I am admittedly bitter about getting WL'd. Most applicants with my numbers were getting between 18-22K/year in scholarship money, so I was pretty surprised. I would like to know what red flag they saw in my application that Penn, UVA, and Duke didn't have a problem with, but I obviously won't find that out.

Still have tremendous respect for Dean Z and her staff and am certainly not questioning their decision. Going to withdraw and go in another direction, but still plan to bleed maize and blue next football season :D

I understand your frustration, and I remember how hard applications can be when all you hear is "numbers are all that matter unless you're URM" and then find out that you can have the same numbers, URM status, application date, etc. as someone, and have completely different outcomes. But that's the way these things work. It doesn't mean you had a red flag in your application. It's that when someone has numbers in the MVPB range, or the CCN range, or the DCNG range, there's always a caveat of: your numbers are good, therefore you will most likely get at least one of your desired schools, hopefully more. But it's never guaranteed that you'll get all of them. People with good numbers always want admissions to be about only that, people with poor numbers want it to be based only on soft factors, splitters like to hide in the knowledge that at least one school will bite, but the truth is that admissions are never as cut and dry as anyone wants them to be. I'm sorry things didn't work out with Michigan, but your comment above acknowledges that your application wasn't lacking since you got into 3 great peer schools. Personally, I got shut out of Penn. I never held it against them. I wasn't what they were looking for. And in fact I'm sure I could find people on LSN with my exact numbers that aren't URM getting into places from Columbia down to Cornell, but it would be useless to get upset or bitter about it. I hope that you enjoy whichever school you end up with without wondering what if?


The bitterness was mostly from being complete for over 4 months with basically just one e-mail from them that only served to turn everyone on this board into a hot mess lol. Bitter wasn't the right word though, just frustrated.

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

Postby goducks01 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:17 am

I'm with bobbyh. I'm in at NYU, Berkeley, and Penn, but waitlisted at Michigan. Whaaaa?

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

Postby EvelynS » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:44 am

Just got a ding update - decision letter was sent (I think that they could have saved some paper and sent me email instead). Kind of relieved and upset at the same time. This complete status was so exhausting :(

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

Postby hookem12 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:06 am

Waitlisted via status checker. Kind of surprised it wasn't an outright ding. I don't know what I'm going to do with my extra minute per day now that I don't have to compulsively check my status. Good luck to everyone else!

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

Postby Greenandgold » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:17 am

Rejected via status checker. First of the cycle. Feels bad man.

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

Postby Crowing » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:23 am

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:29 am

Waitlisted by email on Friday. Email went to my spam so I only saw it today. A sign? haha :p

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

Postby Miss_Sunshine » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Sorry if these questions have already been asked.

Is anyone else seeing constant updates on their "Complete" status? Does this mean that each time it updates they've looked at your file again, or is it just the system updating itself to show it's the most recent status of your application?

Best of luck to everyone on your applications & decisions! :)

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:19 pm

Miss_Sunshine wrote:Sorry if these questions have already been asked.

Is anyone else seeing constant updates on their "Complete" status? Does this mean that each time it updates they've looked at your file again, or is it just the system updating itself to show it's the most recent status of your application?

Best of luck to everyone on your applications & decisions! :)


It updates every day. Doesn't have any significance. Good luck!

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:43 pm

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

Postby zsu » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:12 pm

Crowing wrote:Anybody else still complete?


Unfortunately yes - 172/3.7. Fingers crossed for us both!

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

Postby Crowing » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 pm

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Has anyone gotten in off the WL yet? Last year, the first WL/Accept on LSN was late February.

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

Postby mickeyD » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:18 am

Withdrew my acceptance today- good luck guys!

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

Postby nfohey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:11 pm

Geneva wrote:
Miss_Sunshine wrote:Sorry if these questions have already been asked.

Is anyone else seeing constant updates on their "Complete" status? Does this mean that each time it updates they've looked at your file again, or is it just the system updating itself to show it's the most recent status of your application?

Best of luck to everyone on your applications & decisions! :)


It updates every day. Doesn't have any significance. Good luck!


This bothers me so much. It's almost worse than the schools that don't update, ever. Just give me a damn decision already!

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:06 pm

nfohey wrote:
Geneva wrote:
Miss_Sunshine wrote:Sorry if these questions have already been asked.

Is anyone else seeing constant updates on their "Complete" status? Does this mean that each time it updates they've looked at your file again, or is it just the system updating itself to show it's the most recent status of your application?

Best of luck to everyone on your applications & decisions! :)


It updates every day. Doesn't have any significance. Good luck!


This bothers me so much. It's almost worse than the schools that don't update, ever. Just give me a damn decision already!


Ok... denied.

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:59 pm

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:33 pm

Crowing wrote:There seem to be few completes left now. I wonder what they're waiting on for us.


deposit deadlines mah dude

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:42 pm

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:43 pm

Crowing wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
Crowing wrote:There seem to be few completes left now. I wonder what they're waiting on for us.


deposit deadlines mah dude


Isn't Mich's 1st deposit deadline April 30th? Surely they wouldn't wait that long for an initial decision, would they? :shock:


Nah... they vary based on decision date and also summer vs. fall start. Mine was April 12th.

EDIT: Mine was April 12th even though I was initially a fall start. I think some people that got accepted early and were summer starters had a deadline this past week but I'm not 100% sure.




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