Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shntn » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:34 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:
djwjddl wrote:Went complete 11/14 and still no response. WHY?!!!! Hope this isn't a WL...

GPa 75th and LSAT around median


I think I went complete about a week before that. Don't worry about it. If there's one thing I've learned over the last month and a half, it's that law schools have no rhyme or reason. They just make believe there are trends so that we'll have something to occupy our time.

Don't write yourself off just yet

Yeah I've been complete for literally months, with no movement. People with similar numbers (and lower numbers) have all gotten in. Yay for all the admits, but it honestly doesn't make much sense sometimes. Oh well. All we can do is wait and trust that someone hasn't accidentally deleted our apps.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby leebs2 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:40 pm

shntn wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:
djwjddl wrote:Went complete 11/14 and still no response. WHY?!!!! Hope this isn't a WL...

GPa 75th and LSAT around median


I think I went complete about a week before that. Don't worry about it. If there's one thing I've learned over the last month and a half, it's that law schools have no rhyme or reason. They just make believe there are trends so that we'll have something to occupy our time.

Don't write yourself off just yet

Yeah I've been complete for literally months, with no movement. People with similar numbers (and lower numbers) have all gotten in. Yay for all the admits, but it honestly doesn't make much sense sometimes. Oh well. All we can do is wait and trust that someone hasn't accidentally deleted our apps.

Well said. Feel the same.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Anonymous4444 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:30 pm

Still incomplete. Annoying. Thinking of withdrawing.... Got a waiver so I applied but now I find myself checking every day and upset that its incomplete.... Ugggh I hate apps

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:37 pm

In as of yesterday via status checker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
169/4.0 non-urm
Woooohoooo!!!!!

Sent 11/6, went complete 11/26

update: So I went to the admitted students page and I don't have any scholarship offers. Well damn. Wasn't expecting any anyway.
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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shntn » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:41 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:Still incomplete. Annoying. Thinking of withdrawing.... Got a waiver so I applied but now I find myself checking every day and upset that its incomplete.... Ugggh I hate apps

Eh, don't withdraw just yet. It's tempting, but just ride it out. If you're competitive, you'll get in eventually.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby M458 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:12 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:In as of yesterday via status checker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
169/4.0 non-urm
Woooohoooo!!!!!

Sent 11/6, went complete 11/26

update: So I went to the admitted students page and I don't have any scholarship offers. Well damn. Wasn't expecting any anyway.


From reading this thread, it seems like it can take a while to see the scholarship offers on the ASW. They seem to have posted a batch of them about a week ago...maybe they'll post another batch tomorrow or something. Give it some time; you could still get some scholarships (at least that's what I'm hoping--I got in yesterday too with almost the same numbers!)

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:04 am

In! 3.96/169

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby M458 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:38 am

Teflon_Don wrote:In! 3.96/169


Congrats! Almost identical numbers :)

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby wisteria » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:05 am

Does Michigan update applications on weekends too? Just realized that my latest update was on Dec 15 Saturday. Looks like they are really working hard.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:14 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Michigan, I will wait for you
If your initial takes 19 weeks
I will wait for you
If you want me WL'd until August
I will wait for you

Michigan, let me help you
I can boost your LSAT25 by one
I can boost your GPA median by a hundredth
Michigan, I can help you

Michigan, let me love you


To: Michigan Law
Love: WhatOurBodiesAreFor


You should check out the Harvard thread. We post desperate/depressing poetry whenever the process gets us down (read: very frequently). It's a great outlet for those of us with little or no chance of admission.

ETA with your numbers, I would not worry about Michigan. I doubt you'll be waitlisted. Think of this process like a tease. The school is just toying you but you'll get it eventually. It just likes watching you squirm in the meantime


Thank you for the kind words, but I'm confused as to why you are so confident. Michigan's standards having been dipping recently, but 2 years ago it seems a WL wouldn't have even been a sure thing. Last year only a handful of people got in with similar numbers (per LSN, of cours), when Michigan's medians were largely the same, besides the LSAT25.

Do you really think I have a good shot or were you just trying to make sure the first comment you made didn't crush me? :) I'm prepared for a WL and to wait on it as long as needed.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:21 am

wisteria wrote:Does Michigan update applications on weekends too? Just realized that my latest update was on Dec 15 Saturday. Looks like they are really working hard.


I actually received my admitted status on 12/15, so yep! Another reason to obsessively check on the weekends :) haha

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby dproduct » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:29 am

Teflon_Don wrote:
wisteria wrote:Does Michigan update applications on weekends too? Just realized that my latest update was on Dec 15 Saturday. Looks like they are really working hard.


I actually received my admitted status on 12/15, so yep! Another reason to obsessively check on the weekends :) haha


Seems like the real updates only happen Tuesday - Saturday, presumably, the previous days update shows up in the morning.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby rabbitrun » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:55 am

Mine still says incomplete after about 3 weeks. I really do think they only have 1 person in their office. I wish they would just open my packet so they could ding me and I could move on w/ my life.
When I was in 2nd grade, I decided I was going to go to hogwarts. They just need to kill my dream already.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby UMich11 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:58 am

i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shntn » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:05 am

UMich11 wrote:i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?

Annoying. One (maybe two if you're WL'ed later on) and done.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Anonimo » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:31 pm

UMich11 wrote:i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?



What does "WE" means?

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:33 pm

Anonimo wrote:
UMich11 wrote:i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?



What does "WE" means?

Work experience

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Anonimo » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:08 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Anonimo wrote:
UMich11 wrote:i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?



What does "WE" means?

Work experience


thanks...

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby dproduct » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:37 pm

UMich11 wrote:i was just rolled from ED to regular decision. numbers are below the medians but alumni, WE and many other strong softs. Is there any benefit to writing an LOCI and an update say once a month, or is that simply annoying?


I was rolled to RD and was going to send them one LOCI and maybe an updated resume reflecting my new job before the application deadline.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby hdivine » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:13 pm

You know, I wouldn't be surprised if some schools hold some applicants with high numbers for later to see if they'll withdraw when they hear back from other schools. I'm above both 75th percentiles at Michigan and Duke, I submitted Duke on 8/25 and Michigan on 9/1 and haven't heard back from either. I have a friend who's in the same boat and he withdrew both apps last week.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:15 pm

hdivine wrote:You know, I wouldn't be surprised if some schools hold some applicants with high numbers for later to see if they'll withdraw when they hear back from other schools. I'm above both 75th percentiles at Michigan and Duke, I submitted Duke on 8/25 and Michigan on 9/1 and haven't heard back from either. I have a friend who's in the same boat and he withdrew both apps last week.

Which, from Michigan and Duke's perspectives, makes a lot of sense. The schools are guilty of playing the game to some extent, but can you blame them when students are just as Machiavellian?

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby oaken » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:44 pm

hdivine wrote:You know, I wouldn't be surprised if some schools hold some applicants with high numbers for later to see if they'll withdraw when they hear back from other schools. I'm above both 75th percentiles at Michigan and Duke, I submitted Duke on 8/25 and Michigan on 9/1 and haven't heard back from either. I have a friend who's in the same boat and he withdrew both apps last week.


It's called yield protection, and yes, they do

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Skier » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:45 pm

Does anyone on this thread know whether 1 3/4 pages (11 point, double-spaced) is too long for a supplemental Essay to Michigan?

I know they say about a page but I've tried everything to cut it down and I just think everything left is worthwhile.

(It's the unique perspective/life experience one)

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shntn » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:53 pm

ACanadian wrote:Does anyone on this thread know whether 1 3/4 pages (11 point, double-spaced) is too long for a supplemental Essay to Michigan?

I know they say about a page but I've tried everything to cut it down and I just think everything left is worthwhile.

(It's the unique perspective/life experience one)

Try reducing the spacing to 1.5 instead of double-spaced, but I really wouldn't exceed any limit they set. Everything that's left might be worthwhile, but even so, I'd recommend trying to trim it down. Feel free to PM me if you want a second set of (confidential) eyes on it.




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