Michigan State c/o 2015

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Lindsey4468
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Lindsey4468 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:58 pm

ashley12 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Did anyone else get pushed to "Re review in Feb" as their status? They did this to me back in November. I'm baffled.... Ive already been admitted at Colorado, penn state, Kansas and Missouri. But I was deferred at MSU? weird logistics.


Little thing called YP. Clearly thinking you're going to pick one of your better options and figuring you'll withdraw before they have to include you in their yield statistics


Ah... Forgot about the YP. Thanks!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:25 pm

Lindsey4468 wrote:
ashley12 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Did anyone else get pushed to "Re review in Feb" as their status? They did this to me back in November. I'm baffled.... Ive already been admitted at Colorado, penn state, Kansas and Missouri. But I was deferred at MSU? weird logistics.


Little thing called YP. Clearly thinking you're going to pick one of your better options and figuring you'll withdraw before they have to include you in their yield statistics


Ah... Forgot about the YP. Thanks!


I bet if you sent them a "Why Mich State" they would admit you within the week with your stats!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:59 pm

Does anyone know when we get log-in info for the MSU site? I got in about a month and a half ago and don't recall ever getting a username/password. I was hoping to log-in and see further info on their travel stipends (unless i'm missing it somewhere, I have yet to see specifics on it).

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby accidentalhippy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:17 pm

llachans wrote:Does anyone know when we get log-in info for the MSU site? I got in about a month and a half ago and don't recall ever getting a username/password. I was hoping to log-in and see further info on their travel stipends (unless i'm missing it somewhere, I have yet to see specifics on it).


I saw the info in one of the newsletter emails from Dean Roboski. If you don't have it, I'm sure a quick call to the school will get you the info.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby llachans » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 pm

accidentalhippy wrote:
llachans wrote:Does anyone know when we get log-in info for the MSU site? I got in about a month and a half ago and don't recall ever getting a username/password. I was hoping to log-in and see further info on their travel stipends (unless i'm missing it somewhere, I have yet to see specifics on it).


I saw the info in one of the newsletter emails from Dean Roboski. If you don't have it, I'm sure a quick call to the school will get you the info.


Ooh. To be honest, I glanced over a lot of those. haha. I'll have to call. Thanks!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby OhioU26 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:15 pm

i do not know if this has been asked before, i apologize if it has been. My application has gone from under review to complete. How long until I hear what the decision is? Will it be sent via email or mail? Thanks guys

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Just got an email from an application coordinator who wanted to remind me that I haven't sent them a Why MSU essay. I replied and withdrew. Hopefully this helps someone here!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:33 am

Opie wrote:Just got an email from an application coordinator who wanted to remind me that I haven't sent them a Why MSU essay. I replied and withdrew. Hopefully this helps someone here!


Yeah, I don't think I'll be writing that essay. I am withdrawing. Good luck everyone else!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Opie » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:11 pm

ashley12 wrote:
Opie wrote:Just got an email from an application coordinator who wanted to remind me that I haven't sent them a Why MSU essay. I replied and withdrew. Hopefully this helps someone here!


Yeah, I don't think I'll be writing that essay. I am withdrawing. Good luck everyone else!


I mean, they were basically trying to call my bluff and it worked. I don't really have ties to Michigan and don't want to live there. I was using it for leverage because I thought the scholarship would be good.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:12 pm

ashley12 wrote:
Opie wrote:Just got an email from an application coordinator who wanted to remind me that I haven't sent them a Why MSU essay. I replied and withdrew. Hopefully this helps someone here!


Yeah, I don't think I'll be writing that essay. I am withdrawing. Good luck everyone else!

+1

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:17 pm

I applied to MSU back in early October but asked them to hold off my app till I take the February LSAT and get the score. Maybe this is being highly optimistic but do you think there would be enough scholarship money left by then?

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Opie » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:19 pm

fatpeopleavenger wrote:I applied to MSU back in early October but asked them to hold off my app till I take the February LSAT and get the score. Maybe this is being highly optimistic but do you think there would be enough scholarship money left by then?


I think there will because they have a large budget and they seem to have automatic amounts.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:41 pm

Opie wrote:
ashley12 wrote:
Opie wrote:Just got an email from an application coordinator who wanted to remind me that I haven't sent them a Why MSU essay. I replied and withdrew. Hopefully this helps someone here!


Yeah, I don't think I'll be writing that essay. I am withdrawing. Good luck everyone else!


I mean, they were basically trying to call my bluff and it worked. I don't really have ties to Michigan and don't want to live there. I was using it for leverage because I thought the scholarship would be good.


Sooo true.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby jne381 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:55 pm

It is interesting that MSU is making you write this extra essay. I assume it probably helps bring down their numbers for those accepted that don't plan to attend. Good strategy. It drives down the acceptance rate without hurting the possibility of getting a candidate with high numbers.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby chickenfed » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:13 am

It seems that people are treating the Why MSU essay like it is a difficult paper to put out. A lot of schools are asking for these kind of essays. It is meant to show genuine interest in attending the school. Notre Dame is well known for denying students that don't write the Why ND essay, and admitting students with lower numbers that do write the essay. Attrition looks worse on a school than accepting students with lower numbers. In the end, wouldn't you rather be in classes with people that actually want to be there rather than be surrounded by people who are just waiting to transfer?

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:50 am

chickenfed wrote:It seems that people are treating the Why MSU essay like it is a difficult paper to put out. A lot of schools are asking for these kind of essays. It is meant to show genuine interest in attending the school. Notre Dame is well known for denying students that don't write the Why ND essay, and admitting students with lower numbers that do write the essay. Attrition looks worse on a school than accepting students with lower numbers. In the end, wouldn't you rather be in classes with people that actually want to be there rather than be surrounded by people who are just waiting to transfer?


I don't think anyone is acting like it is difficult in any way. I've written about a dozen of these. At least for me, the MSU essay request was a good way for them to help their attrition without excluding those with higher numbers who have genuine interest. Once I got the essay request, I realized I have no real intention to attend MSU and withdrew. Simple as that. This late in the cycle, I'm not going to write a false essay explaining "Why I want to attend School X" when that particular school isn't even on my short list.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:28 am

ashley12 wrote:
chickenfed wrote:It seems that people are treating the Why MSU essay like it is a difficult paper to put out. A lot of schools are asking for these kind of essays. It is meant to show genuine interest in attending the school. Notre Dame is well known for denying students that don't write the Why ND essay, and admitting students with lower numbers that do write the essay. Attrition looks worse on a school than accepting students with lower numbers. In the end, wouldn't you rather be in classes with people that actually want to be there rather than be surrounded by people who are just waiting to transfer?


I don't think anyone is acting like it is difficult in any way. I've written about a dozen of these. At least for me, the MSU essay request was a good way for them to help their attrition without excluding those with higher numbers who have genuine interest. Once I got the essay request, I realized I have no real intention to attend MSU and withdrew. Simple as that. This late in the cycle, I'm not going to write a false essay explaining "Why I want to attend School X" when that particular school isn't even on my short list.


+1 I never had any intention of actually going. I was using it as scholarship leverage for a school a little closer to home. I already got better leverage though, so I no longer need to bother.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cdelgado » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:10 am

Opie wrote:
ashley12 wrote:
chickenfed wrote:It seems that people are treating the Why MSU essay like it is a difficult paper to put out. A lot of schools are asking for these kind of essays. It is meant to show genuine interest in attending the school. Notre Dame is well known for denying students that don't write the Why ND essay, and admitting students with lower numbers that do write the essay. Attrition looks worse on a school than accepting students with lower numbers. In the end, wouldn't you rather be in classes with people that actually want to be there rather than be surrounded by people who are just waiting to transfer?


I don't think anyone is acting like it is difficult in any way. I've written about a dozen of these. At least for me, the MSU essay request was a good way for them to help their attrition without excluding those with higher numbers who have genuine interest. Once I got the essay request, I realized I have no real intention to attend MSU and withdrew. Simple as that. This late in the cycle, I'm not going to write a false essay explaining "Why I want to attend School X" when that particular school isn't even on my short list.


+1 I never had any intention of actually going. I was using it as scholarship leverage for a school a little closer to home. I already got better leverage though, so I no longer need to bother.

+1

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby NCGuy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:08 pm

Honestly, if you can't articulate a reason for attending a school then you probably wouldn't go if admitted.

I think it's a wise move on their part to ask for a Why MSU statement.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cdelgado » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:47 pm

NCGuy wrote:Honestly, if you can't articulate a reason for attending a school then you probably wouldn't go if admitted.

I think it's a wise move on their part to ask for a Why MSU statement.

It's nothing about articulation and more about scholarship leverage. I could go on about how wonderful MSU is but it's not fair to applicants interested in the school.

Yes it is to their best interests to request such an essay.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:51 pm

cdelgado wrote:
NCGuy wrote:Honestly, if you can't articulate a reason for attending a school then you probably wouldn't go if admitted.

I think it's a wise move on their part to ask for a Why MSU statement.

It's nothing about articulation and more about scholarship leverage. I could go on about how wonderful MSU is but it's not fair to applicants interested in the school.

Yes it is to their best interests to request such an essay.


+1 to this too. I like MSU and would go there if it were in my state, but it's not. It was a bluff to get them to offer me a scholarship so I could get a better scholarship with a school closer to home. I'm not going to pursue it further though now that I don't need it.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:32 pm

If you have been admitted/are planning on attending..join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/msulaw2015/

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby llachans » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:52 pm

Anyone going to the March 1st visit? I'm pleased as they gave me the $150 stipend.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby cvargas84 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:14 pm

I'm going on the 10th, but I think someone on the Facebook group may be going on the 1st

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Lindsey4468 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:28 pm

Admitted via phone today with a full trustee scholarship! YESSSS :)




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