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

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:38 pm

JoeMo wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
erv2107 wrote:Got the packet and the flash drive!!!!!!


I don't think you understand how much I envy you right now.


Also, Michigan oozes class (and probably Dean Z, though I've never had any direct contact with her). I am just so impressed with them.


She does... she's the reason I decided to apply. She's a freaking rockstar.

Her blog/how real she seems is one of the reasons I'm so interested in UMich as well.

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

Postby buckilaw » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:38 pm

Curious1 wrote:
blowhard wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
What I don't understand is why they can't just email or call to let you know you're in. No...it has to be mail first...


They send this ultra-nice packet with a handwritten note and flash-drive with a video of the school. I agree it could be helpful but they've made a decision this is what they want the first impression to be. Dean Z feels it is a big deal and wants to make it a big deal...not just an e-mail. Every year, they try to time it so your tracker doesn't go to decision until after you receive the packet. But, every year people on TLS figure out the login trick and find out that way.

Edit: This is based upon past things I've heard her say when asked this. I'm not speaking for her which I want to make clear in case I need to post a statement from her again like last year...

I believe part of this also has to do with how their system is designed. It seems like every night their database is mined and actions are taken...e.g. the date updating on the status checker each day, it changing people's statuses, etc. One of these steps is allowing you to login. Considering they wouldn't get around to e-mailing or calling until roughly when you received the packet...what's the big deal?


It's not, I just thought it was kind of snobby/old fashioned to insist on mail first--kind of like how Georgetown undergrad required a handwritten essay or Chicago undergrad had their own essays.

I can see the first impression thing, and how getting a big envelope in the mail is a really nice feeling though.



The acceptance package is epic. I found out a few days before by using the admitted students site; but, I sometimes regret not finding out in the mail and then playing the flashdrive. IMHO it's not such a bad idea to not try the admitted students site workaround.

Also, trolling your status checkers can lead to HUGE wastes of time. Try to avoid obsessively checking.

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:20 pm

Just got the acceptance packet! Love the handwritten note and flashdrive.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:23 pm

freestallion wrote:Just got the acceptance packet! Love the handwritten note and flashdrive.


Congratulations! I so jelly.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:31 pm

freestallion wrote:Just got the acceptance packet! Love the handwritten note and flashdrive.


Congrats!

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

Postby 80eight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:29 pm

Shooot I should have put my home address not my current address. How long is going to take to get overseas? :?
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:18 pm

just sent my app in.

3.37/167/ Mexican URM.

I checked that I was applying for Fall or Summer Start.

Does that help my chance of admissions? (I really wouldnt mind summer) Will I maybe get offered one over the other? Any other consequences?

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

Postby Lilberkie » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:02 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:just sent my app in.

3.37/167/ Mexican URM.

I checked that I was applying for Fall or Summer Start.

Does that help my chance of admissions? (I really wouldnt mind summer) Will I maybe get offered one over the other? Any other consequences?


I'm not sure if it helps or not, but I actually would want to start in the summer if I can afford it. I applied for both and I got accepted for the summer start! YAY! Good luck!

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:26 pm

Lilberkie wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:just sent my app in.

3.37/167/ Mexican URM.

I checked that I was applying for Fall or Summer Start.

Does that help my chance of admissions? (I really wouldnt mind summer) Will I maybe get offered one over the other? Any other consequences?


I'm not sure if it helps or not, but I actually would want to start in the summer if I can afford it. I applied for both and I got accepted for the summer start! YAY! Good luck!


did you select the option that basically said "either one"?

if so, did they offer you admission ONLY to summer and not fall?

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

Postby Lilberkie » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:35 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
Lilberkie wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:just sent my app in.

3.37/167/ Mexican URM.

I checked that I was applying for Fall or Summer Start.

Does that help my chance of admissions? (I really wouldnt mind summer) Will I maybe get offered one over the other? Any other consequences?


I'm not sure if it helps or not, but I actually would want to start in the summer if I can afford it. I applied for both and I got accepted for the summer start! YAY! Good luck!


did you select the option that basically said "either one"?

if so, did they offer you admission ONLY to summer and not fall?


I'm not sure - I'll let you know tomorrow. Yes, I said either one. I haven't gotten the packet yet; I can just see that it was sent and they offered me the summer admission. My advice is to be honest: apply for what you want, not for what you think you can get.....

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:38 pm

Lilberkie wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
Lilberkie wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:just sent my app in.

3.37/167/ Mexican URM.

I checked that I was applying for Fall or Summer Start.

Does that help my chance of admissions? (I really wouldnt mind summer) Will I maybe get offered one over the other? Any other consequences?


I'm not sure if it helps or not, but I actually would want to start in the summer if I can afford it. I applied for both and I got accepted for the summer start! YAY! Good luck!


did you select the option that basically said "either one"?

if so, did they offer you admission ONLY to summer and not fall?


I'm not sure - I'll let you know tomorrow. Yes, I said either one. I haven't gotten the packet yet; I can just see that it was sent and they offered me the summer admission. My advice is to be honest: apply for what you want, not for what you think you can get.....


cool, thanks for the info. i'd really be happy with either one honestly. i dont have much going on right now so there's really no difference to me (besides the potential fin. aid issues that come w summer start) between the two. not to mention, i'm in no position to be choosy, even if it were an inconvenience i'd taker summer. it's michigan for chrissakes :)

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

Postby cmd72215 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:08 am

does anyone know if the date on the status checker stops changing if that means they are done reviewing you?

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

Postby subtle » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:17 am

Real Madrid wrote:Seriously still cannot believe this. My first (fingers still crossed) acceptance of the cycle is to my dream school? Yes, please.


Just popping in to say Congrats!! I told you to calm the fuck down, and I was right. ;) We shall celebrate.

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

Postby thisguy456 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:01 am

horrorbusiness wrote:cool, thanks for the info. i'd really be happy with either one honestly. i dont have much going on right now so there's really no difference to me (besides the potential fin. aid issues that come w summer start) between the two. not to mention, i'm in no position to be choosy, even if it were an inconvenience i'd taker summer. it's michigan for chrissakes :)


What are the potential financial aid issues? Is summer start more expensive?

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:49 am

Apologies if this has already been asked, but for those who have gotten a packet or has access to ASW, do you mind posting the following?


Stats

Date of Completion

And RD or ED?

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

Postby EMZE » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:05 am

checking in here.. since I have no status checker

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:17 am

I have not gotten any love from anyone yet... :cry:

Only Suffolk and that's my safety school because even though it's not ranked it's really strong regionally. But still :cry: :cry: :cry:

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

Postby Entchen » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:27 am

blowhard wrote:Just wait until you visit. I urge anyone admitted to visit even if they are strongly considering somewhere else.

I know I sound completely brain-washed here...but I'm not. It just really is a great place and Dean Z really is one of the nicest (and funniest) people I've ever met. If you aren't already, you guys should read her blog posts.

All of this is so true. Michigan is amazing. Like the other current students have said, feel free to PM or post in the current students' thread if you have any questions.

Congrats everyone who has heard, and good luck to all the rest of you! For those of you still thinking about applying for summer or fall, I can tell you from my experience summer start is absolutely amazing.

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

Postby erv2107 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:26 am

RonnyDworkin wrote:Apologies if this has already been asked, but for those who have gotten a packet or has access to ASW, do you mind posting the following?


Stats

Date of Completion

And RD or ED?



3.6/171

October 5th

ED

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

Postby cmd72215 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:56 am

Did anyone get in RD yet?

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

Postby freestallion » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:01 am

cmd72215 wrote:Did anyone get in RD yet?

Um... if you spend literally 2 minutes reading the past few pages you will realize the answer to your question is yes. Do some work on your own please.

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:19 am

Just submitted today. Congrats to all who have been admitted and good luck to all those still waiting.

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

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:43 am

subtle wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Seriously still cannot believe this. My first (fingers still crossed) acceptance of the cycle is to my dream school? Yes, please.


Just popping in to say Congrats!! I told you to calm the fuck down, and I was right. ;) We shall celebrate.


I don't mind being wrong if the results are like these. :P

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:30 pm

Was hoping to see some more movement on this front, but still can't access the ASW page and it seems like no one else is posting updates yet.

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:32 pm

thisguy456 wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:cool, thanks for the info. i'd really be happy with either one honestly. i dont have much going on right now so there's really no difference to me (besides the potential fin. aid issues that come w summer start) between the two. not to mention, i'm in no position to be choosy, even if it were an inconvenience i'd taker summer. it's michigan for chrissakes :)


What are the potential financial aid issues? Is summer start more expensive?


its not more expensive, something about how they process some parts of financial aid requests after summer start begins, so you only have access to limited aid. at least i'm pretty sure that's what i read. can anyone fill us in on this?




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