Michigan State c/o 2015

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lawgeekgrl
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:01 pm

I was accepted over the phone yesterday, but when I went online today to see if my status check had changed to something, it went from "complete" to "sent to committee for review." Should I be worried? Did anyone who got accepted go through this as well?

checkster
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby checkster » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:02 pm

No, you shouldn't. If they called you, you're in. Don't worry about the status checker.

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NCGuy
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby NCGuy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:07 pm

It took my status checker about a week to change over, you're fine.

Congrats to everyone who got in!

lawgeekgrl
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:08 pm

See, the thing is that the status changed to review today, one day after I had gotten the call. It still said "complete" yesterday.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby asanborn » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:15 pm

"Complete-Sent to Committee For Review" hoping that means a decision is coming soon, but I am not banking on it.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby NCGuy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:29 pm

lawgeekgrl wrote:See, the thing is that the status changed to review today, one day after I had gotten the call. It still said "complete" yesterday.


I still wouldn't worry, they wouldn't call you if you weren't in.

lawgeekgrl
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:50 pm

NCGuy wrote:
lawgeekgrl wrote:See, the thing is that the status changed to review today, one day after I had gotten the call. It still said "complete" yesterday.


I still wouldn't worry, they wouldn't call you if you weren't in.


Ok, thanks. I just thought it was bizarre.

JerichoJohnny
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby JerichoJohnny » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:15 pm

I also had the "sent to committee" status change in the last couple of days.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby dproduct » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:18 pm

Submitted Monday, went in review today. Finally all the fee waivers and emails convinced to apply. Most persistent school by far. Good luck everyone!

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Lawer101
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Lawer101 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:52 pm

Waitlisted earlier this week...
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tlahood
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tlahood » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:15 pm

Anybody going to ASW on March 10?

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby decemberstar82 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:24 pm

I was admitted w/ full scholarship and in the King's Scholars program, any one else out there in it too? I'm thinking about going to the March 10 ASW, hoping to get a fee waiver!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby foreveryoungx01 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:10 pm

I was admitted with this scholarship, as well. Not sure if I will be attending at this point or not though.

decemberstar82 wrote:I was admitted w/ full scholarship and in the King's Scholars program, any one else out there in it too? I'm thinking about going to the March 10 ASW, hoping to get a fee waiver!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:10 pm

Just got my scholarship packet today... Full trustee scholarship with 2.5 GPA stipulation. Good as long as I use it within 7 years. Plus the school will be refunding my deposit the first week of school. It covers the tuition for MSU, online classes, tuition in the DC program, and tuition for studying abroad for 88 credit hours. Sweeeettttt :) MSU youre really reeling me in!

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tyro » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:19 am

dproduct wrote:Submitted Monday, went in review today. Finally all the fee waivers and emails convinced to apply. Most persistent school by far. Good luck everyone!

This is exactly what happened to me. Hoping for the 75k scholarship with 3.5/162 otherwise won't consider.

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89vision
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:30 pm

Got an email asking to reflect on my C&F issues/addendum. Also for a why msu. Msu is the only school to ask for either. Is the consensus a reject is imminent? I applied bc they said I would be considered for a nice scholarship...

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby checkster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:32 pm

They told me I'd be considered for one as well, but I havent heard a word and I applied over a month and a half ago...

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NYC KID
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby NYC KID » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:40 pm

They said I was eligible for an $8,000/yr scholarship only to be waitlisted. Go figure.

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89vision
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:44 pm

checkster wrote:They told me I'd be considered for one as well, but I havent heard a word and I applied over a month and a half ago...

Yeah they said i could get up to half tuition.

I applied November 28th, they held it for my dec score, and it didnt got complete/ur until mid January. It was at the top of my list. I thought it was odd they asked me to reflect on c&f shiz, no other school brought it up. I've already gotten in at better schools with money, so msu is going to have to give me a nice offer for me to consider. Is it worth writing what they requested, or shoul I withdraw?

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby checkster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Up to you. If they ask me to write anything then I'll withdraw. Already in at plenty of schools, and have good money from schools I'd rather go to. Looking at LSN they let in a ton of kids with money already, so I don't really understand why its taking forever now.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:48 pm

got the why msu email today.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby tonymontana45 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:01 pm

stephinmd wrote:got the why msu email today.

ditto, still haven't decided if I will do it. I think I might

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89vision
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:05 pm

checkster wrote:Up to you. If they ask me to write anything then I'll withdraw. Already in at plenty of schools, and have good money from schools I'd rather go to. Looking at LSN they let in a ton of kids with money already, so I don't really understand why its taking forever now.


Yeah, I've gotten in with money at places better as well. Eh.

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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:49 pm

For those of you who were asked to write "Why MSU?" essays:

I am in no way an admissions expert but I can say a few things about this. Personally, when I wrote my personal statement to MSU, I included my reasoning behind applying to the school. I sent my application to MSU before I knew my LSAT score, because this was in no means a "safety" school for me. I got caught up in rankings once and opted out of a full scholarship at a lesser-known (but well-respected) institution to attend a more prestigious one. At the latter, I had to work close to full time, in addition to taking out loans. What's more is that I can't even say that the experience was worth the money. So I've made a promise to myself to not let that happen again.

In any case, MSU is a very generous school when it comes to handing out scholarships. Although there are certain numerical factors for most scholarships, there are a reserved few that are granted based on other non-numerical factors. In my perspective, it is better to give a scholarship to someone who is going to take it, rather than offer it and not know until later that the student will not take it. A "Why MSU" statement can certainly be a good indicator that the student is committed to the school, and if offered a scholarship, he or she will use it. But if you truly aren't considering the school seriously and this is your safety school or something in the like, then don't waste your time- I'm sure you have homework or something else to do.

But before you throw away a safety school because of rankings, you should consider looking into the school and see what it has to offer. I humbly admit that it would be difficult for me to pay full tuition to a TTT school knowing what my employment prospects are, but a full or close-to-full ride to MSU seems reasonable to me because of two reasons. First, I actually love the school and I like what they have to offer. And Second, because even if employment looks grim (which mind you, this is the same for all schools, with allowing for some variants), I'd feel better if I have to look for a job knowing I have no loans to pay, rather than worrying about how I am going to come up with that kind of money.

Sure, rankings matter. But don't let that be the only factor affecting your decision. After all, all the people that psych you out about going to a school over other are not actually going to take out loans for you or help you pay for them. What's worse, if you go to a school you hate, they will not endure those horrible three years for you.

With that in mind, I wish you luck in this cycle!

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89vision
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Re: Michigan State c/o 2015

Postby 89vision » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:31 pm

I caved.




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