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 JayJones78 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:22 am

JayJones78 wrote:How long did it take for most people to get complete? I sent my app 12/21 and I am still incomplete. They did send me an email 1/2 to give me their status checker info. Most schools on my list are already complete for a week or more. Cornell and Mich and the only one left I believe.

Also, anyone here has any advice with visiting prior to a decision. I that hat you can schedule a visit this will include a meeting with someone from the admission office. I am wondering though if it can have any impact on the decision (For perspective I'll be coming in from Seattle just for them as there's no other school in the area I can visit) by showing real interest etc?

Michigan is a huge reach for me but I am a non-trad URM with good softs and an interesting story. I don't mind spending some money and get to AA if it will help me to actually GET to AA.


Thanks for any advice or thought and good luck everyone!!

Edit: if some people here visit my LSN page just know that I cannot retake until dec of next year and that I also can't wait another cycle :D


Weekday bump for the bolded. Would appreciate any advice!

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

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:30 am

Dinged via status checker...
expected as I was below both medians... but still hurts :cry:

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

Postby Just » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:32 am

RetakeFrenzy wrote:Dinged via status checker...
expected as I was below both medians... but still hurts :cry:


+1, but LSAT 75th
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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Volforlife » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:35 am

dinged. 174/3.53. No Why Michigan. Damn.

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:43 am

Sorry to hear about the dings guys.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:45 am

Volforlife wrote:dinged. 174/3.53. No Why Michigan. Damn.


Hugs, but I am sure you have other incredible choices :) where else are you looking? You don't want to be that cold all of the time, anyway! (I'll be getting dinged soon.)

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

Postby jym_dawg » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:54 am

bobr wrote:I got the "we haven't decided on your application" letter this past Thursday. As I am out of school, I have no change in my GPA or LSAT score to update Michigan on. Is it worth it to send Michigan an email stating something along the lines of I'm still very interested, or it would serve no purpose? Moreover, I can also send them another (5th) lor, but not sure if that would have any effect or not.

Thank you in advance to all.


I am in the same boat and l'm also interested in what, if anything, people are doing in response to the email. Still unsure what it means - the spirit is "we don't have enough info on some aspect of your app to make a decision" but it ends on "don't feel it's necessary to respond with more info." Wut.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:57 am

jym_dawg wrote:
bobr wrote:I got the "we haven't decided on your application" letter this past Thursday. As I am out of school, I have no change in my GPA or LSAT score to update Michigan on. Is it worth it to send Michigan an email stating something along the lines of I'm still very interested, or it would serve no purpose? Moreover, I can also send them another (5th) lor, but not sure if that would have any effect or not.

Thank you in advance to all.


I am in the same boat and l'm also interested in what, if anything, people are doing in response to the email. Still unsure what it means - the spirit is "we don't have enough info on some aspect of your app to make a decision" but it ends on "don't feel it's necessary to respond with more info." Wut.


Right -- and I don't think it would make much sense to send a letter without significant changes in personal information (I'm in the same boat). Any insight? I'm sure they see enough of the BS "I love Michigan and this is why I still want to come" letters

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

Postby ks2499 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:15 am

RetakeFrenzy wrote:Dinged via status checker...
expected as I was below both medians... but still hurts :cry:


+1

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Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:16 am

ks2499 wrote:
RetakeFrenzy wrote:Dinged via status checker...
expected as I was below both medians... but still hurts :cry:


sorry to hear that. Hope you have some other good choices to pick from.

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Postby Xs20 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:26 am

Sorry to hear about the dings today. Not sure how I wasn't included in that, but I'm headed right there with you guys, I'm sure.

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

Postby kwwill3 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:47 am

Slightly below both medians and applied with a why Michigan in mid november. No ding yet, should I take that as a positive sign am I crazy?

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:52 am

woolfiot wrote:Accepted yesterday. Got my online status checker email on 12/4 if that helps anyone.


Congrats! I am surprised to hear that you were accepted on a Saturday, is that right? I was hoping my weekends would be somewhat free from checking to see if there's been any movement ;)

Also, sorry for those who have been rejected so far :( Who knows if I will be joining that list shortly! My status is still at incomplete, but it says last updated January 14th. I know nothing is missing so should I not bother calling them. I don't mind waiting, I just don't want to unnecessarily delay things.

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

Postby hhockberger » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:54 am

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

Postby cslouisck » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Agasdfhj;lkj! In today via status checker! My first choice (tied with Berkeley, anyway)! 172/3.8. Applied 12/4.

Apologies if that sounds tone deaf in light of today's dings--best of luck to everyone else.

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

Postby Just » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:11 pm

are we the first bunch of RD dings?

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

Postby Mr.Binks » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:27 pm

hhockberger wrote:
goden wrote:Rejected via status checker this morning. Below both medians.


+1
Oh well, it was worth a shot!


Ditto. Still a bummer.

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

Postby twenty » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:36 pm

Dinged. Had zero interest in going, but still hurts.

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

Postby jym_dawg » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:38 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
bobr wrote:I got the "we haven't decided on your application" letter this past Thursday. As I am out of school, I have no change in my GPA or LSAT score to update Michigan on. Is it worth it to send Michigan an email stating something along the lines of I'm still very interested, or it would serve no purpose? Moreover, I can also send them another (5th) lor, but not sure if that would have any effect or not.

Thank you in advance to all.


I am in the same boat and l'm also interested in what, if anything, people are doing in response to the email. Still unsure what it means - the spirit is "we don't have enough info on some aspect of your app to make a decision" but it ends on "don't feel it's necessary to respond with more info." Wut.


Right -- and I don't think it would make much sense to send a letter without significant changes in personal information (I'm in the same boat). Any insight? I'm sure they see enough of the BS "I love Michigan and this is why I still want to come" letters


I've got nothing. No significant status changes, already submitted all of my good recs, and have no Why Michigan substance to add. Thinking I'll roll with it and let the chips fall where they may... *braces for WL*

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

Postby DaRascal » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:39 pm

I'm really nervous. Michigan is one of the last schools I want to get dinged at. :cry:

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

Postby pedestrian » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:48 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
bobr wrote:I got the "we haven't decided on your application" letter this past Thursday. As I am out of school, I have no change in my GPA or LSAT score to update Michigan on. Is it worth it to send Michigan an email stating something along the lines of I'm still very interested, or it would serve no purpose? Moreover, I can also send them another (5th) lor, but not sure if that would have any effect or not.

Thank you in advance to all.


I am in the same boat and l'm also interested in what, if anything, people are doing in response to the email. Still unsure what it means - the spirit is "we don't have enough info on some aspect of your app to make a decision" but it ends on "don't feel it's necessary to respond with more info." Wut.


Right -- and I don't think it would make much sense to send a letter without significant changes in personal information (I'm in the same boat). Any insight? I'm sure they see enough of the BS "I love Michigan and this is why I still want to come" letters


I've got nothing. No significant status changes, already submitted all of my good recs, and have no Why Michigan substance to add. Thinking I'll roll with it and let the chips fall where they may... *braces for WL*


It means exactly what it says. They are still working on your application. You haven't been waitlisted, they don't need more information, and you aren't necessarily in some informal "hold" pile. The email is just meant to be a courtesy. Relax :)

http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... aspx?ID=83

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

Postby Gisney » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:50 pm

Jacq2212 wrote:
woolfiot wrote:Accepted yesterday. Got my online status checker email on 12/4 if that helps anyone.


Congrats! I am surprised to hear that you were accepted on a Saturday, is that right? I was hoping my weekends would be somewhat free from checking to see if there's been any movement ;)

Also, sorry for those who have been rejected so far :( Who knows if I will be joining that list shortly! My status is still at incomplete, but it says last updated January 14th. I know nothing is missing so should I not bother calling them. I don't mind waiting, I just don't want to unnecessarily delay things.



As far as weekends go, it seems Michigan changes your status but you don't see it until it updates the next days so this person was likely admitted on Friday but it didn't change till Sat.

This is of course speculation on this threads part. But it is obvious Sats are fair game with Michigan but Sundays seem to remain safe :wink:

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:51 pm

DaRascal wrote:I'm really nervous. Michigan is one of the last schools I want to get dinged at. :cry:


same

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

Postby MCFC » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:56 pm

Any dings/admits today that were amongst those who got emails last week?

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:03 pm

I survived. My heart was racing. Not in, but not rejected thus far. Praying to the hipster, artist gods of downtown Ann Arbor.




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