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 UMich11 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:08 am

porch wrote:Thoughts on LOCI here before a wl? I've been UR since mid dec


i sent one, then i was WL'd; but i'm below both medians and not an URM/Minority.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:22 am

Rejected... ouch. What's wrong with me Michigan? Am I too scrawny for you? It's that scrawny LSAT, isn't it? It's okay, I still love you. I'll start working out and trying to get that LSAT bigger, and maybe we'll meet again in September.

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

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:35 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Rejected... ouch. What's wrong with me Michigan? Am I too scrawny for you? It's that scrawny LSAT, isn't it? It's okay, I still love you. I'll start working out and trying to get that LSAT bigger, and maybe we'll meet again in September.


This is a good attitude. I would suggest that no one apply for law school until they absolutely max out their LSAT score. Even if you did get into you top choice school, there is always the possibility for more money with a higher LSAT.

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

Postby MAHamlin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:40 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:Rejected... ouch. What's wrong with me Michigan? Am I too scrawny for you? It's that scrawny LSAT, isn't it? It's okay, I still love you. I'll start working out and trying to get that LSAT bigger, and maybe we'll meet again in September.


This is a good attitude. I would suggest that no one apply for law school until they absolutely max out their LSAT score. Even if you did get into you top choice school, there is always the possibility for more money with a higher LSAT.


+1

That is a great perspective to have. So many people feel like they just can't wait another year, but as someone who waited 8 years before going back to college I can promise you one a one-year delay isn't a death sentence. Honestly, gaining some life experience and maturity before returning to school was perhaps one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I certainly don't see those as wasted years.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:51 pm

MAHamlin wrote:That is a great perspective to have. So many people feel like they just can't wait another year, but as someone who waited 8 years before going back to college I can promise you one a one-year delay isn't a death sentence. Honestly, gaining some life experience and maturity before returning to school was perhaps one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I certainly don't see those as wasted years.


To be honest, if I do sit out the year I'll probably be pretty miserable, but I'll be able to grind it out knowing that I'm going to save money or improve job prospects by doing so. We'll see how the rest of my cycle plays out and how I score in June. I won't really know what I'm doing until then.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:07 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:That is a great perspective to have. So many people feel like they just can't wait another year, but as someone who waited 8 years before going back to college I can promise you one a one-year delay isn't a death sentence. Honestly, gaining some life experience and maturity before returning to school was perhaps one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I certainly don't see those as wasted years.


To be honest, if I do sit out the year I'll probably be pretty miserable, but I'll be able to grind it out knowing that I'm going to save money or improve job prospects by doing so. We'll see how the rest of my cycle plays out and how I score in June. I won't really know what I'm doing until then.

Why miserable? I am ready to go back to school but taking three years off from school has done wonders for my mental health. I would have been so burnt out if I went K-JD

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

Postby jackbauer10 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:30 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Why miserable? I am ready to go back to school but taking three years off from school has done wonders for my mental health. I would have been so burnt out if I went K-JD

+1

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:38 pm

jackbauer10 wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Why miserable? I am ready to go back to school but taking three years off from school has done wonders for my mental health. I would have been so burnt out if I went K-JD

+1

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

Postby KingFish » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:07 pm

WL via email just now

Complete 1/29

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Postby Rlabo » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:09 pm

KingFish wrote:WL via email just now

Complete 1/29


+1 complete 1/31.

Man, this bummed me out a bit but I'm gonna ride it out - C'mon Mich!

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

Postby KingFish » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:15 pm

The WL email was my favorite so far. Very nice and honest.

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

Postby EdSaid » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:15 pm

Rlabo wrote:
KingFish wrote:WL via email just now

Complete 1/29


+1 complete 1/31.

Man, this bummed me out a bit but I'm gonna ride it out - C'mon Mich!


Same, complete 2/22.

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

Postby HankBashir » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:34 pm

Waitlisted

Complete 1/23

I really am gonna get wait listed everywhere

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

Postby chadbrochill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:35 pm

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

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:40 pm

chadbrochill wrote:
I'm truly saddened and frustrated by the way my cycle has been going. I tried my best and it just doesn't seem to be good enough. Who knows, maybe at the end of the day everything works out okay but in the meantime this really sucks and its becoming difficult to stay positive.



I think with your LSAT, you will get off the UVA waitlist if you apply enough pressure/interest, and when they realize they need you for their median, they will probably throw $ too. Don't give up.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:47 pm

chadbrochill wrote:WL

I'm truly saddened and frustrated by the way my cycle has been going. I tried my best and it just doesn't seem to be good enough. Who knows, maybe at the end of the day everything works out okay but in the meantime this really sucks and its becoming difficult to stay positive.




Don't be disheartened. Honestly, just put your heart into writing those LOCI. And give it until after the first deposit deadline, I'm sure you'll get off the waitlist of at least one of the schools. Out of curiosity, did you write 'why x' letters?

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

Postby Solistus » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Complete 2/6, WL by email today.

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

Postby chadbrochill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:58 pm

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

Postby star fox » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Got Waitlisted today as well. Don't think I'm gonna accept a spot on the WL though since I think I want to take a year off and apply again next cycle.

Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting to hear!

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

Postby BSC » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:10 pm

WL...

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

Postby Stillwaiting6192 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:13 pm

Complete since 1/23, would a LOCI come off as desperate now? Below both medians and URM with good softs. I already wrote a Why Michigan with the application..

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

Postby VeeD101 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:27 pm

chadbrochill wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:Don't be disheartened. Honestly, just put your heart into writing those LOCI. And give it until after the first deposit deadline, I'm sure you'll get off the waitlist of at least one of the schools. Out of curiosity, did you write 'why x' letters?


I didn't. To be honest my previous LSAT was considerably lower and with my GPA, none of these schools were even on my radar until I got my Dec. LSAT score from where I immediately rushed to get my apps out ASAP.

I do plan on doing LOCI's, thanks for the support :)


That should help. I feel like I got into every school I wrote a sincere why x letter too and got waitlisted by everyone else. Schools just want to be loved and they'll love you back, hopefully :)

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:28 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Why miserable? I am ready to go back to school but taking three years off from school has done wonders for my mental health. I would have been so burnt out if I went K-JD


I've been out of college for a year and a half, really ready to go back.

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

Postby JXander » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:44 pm

Also wait-listed via email. In my case, this is a very pleasant surprise!

Submitted Why Mich with app.

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

Postby Save_Ferris » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:04 pm

Also waitlisted today via email. complete 1/29 and submitted Why Michigan essay with my app. disappointed :(




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