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 totoro » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:10 am

manti5 wrote:WL on Friday. 176 / 3.64. Applied early Jan. Sent LOCI in mid March.

Not sure what happened here. Did late submission date make that large a difference?


It could, depends on how long it took for you to go complete. I applied in late Jan but didn't go complete for another several weeks ( I'm pretty sure i was part of the last "pile" of applicants, and we were virtually all WL/rejects).

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:15 pm

nannygoatgruff wrote:ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


Unfortunately, I think this will be an uphill battle. However, I would recommend you sending them a more detailed view of your finances and why you need help. Michigan views people beyond just the numbers and you never know.. they might be able to help somehow. You have nothing to lose and alot to gain. I would at least try.

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

Postby bakaaw » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:17 pm

elterrible78 wrote:Just sent my withdrawal e-mail. It. Felt. Crappy.

Michigan seems like a fantastic place to spend a few years, so best of luck to all of you who eventually attend.


Same!

Really liked Zearfoss when I met her. And really like the smart but unpretentious feel of the institution.

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

Postby fallingup » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:36 pm

Kinda disappointed I didn't get any money from Michigan when people with my same stats got awards on LSN.

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

Postby Lido997 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Anyone know if the first seat deposit is binding?

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Lido997 wrote:Anyone know if the first seat deposit is binding?


I would think so. If you get off a waitlist someplace you like/want more over the summer, I guess you could pull out and lose the deposit $. It would be protocol to withdraw the other acceptances once you deposit.

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

Postby qwertyboard » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

bakaaw wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:Just sent my withdrawal e-mail. It. Felt. Crappy.

Michigan seems like a fantastic place to spend a few years, so best of luck to all of you who eventually attend.


Same!

Really liked Zearfoss when I met her. And really like the smart but unpretentious feel of the institution.


I do too.. but saying out loud that the institution ambience is unpretentious made them sound pretentious.

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

Postby nannygoatgruff » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:55 pm

nannygoatgruff wrote:
ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


I wish you could do what I did. I went home, then I searched for the COA info, I made a spreadsheet of law school related expenses, and then I applied for Mom and Dad's scholarship. I got 160k interest free loans!

Love it! Very cool--I am sure your parents look at it as an investment! congrats to you--and thanks to all who offered advice. :D

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

Postby qwertyboard » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:44 pm

nannygoatgruff wrote:nannygoatgruff wrote:
ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


I wish you could do what I did. I went home, then I searched for the COA info, I made a spreadsheet of law school related expenses, and then I applied for Mom and Dad's scholarship. I got 160k interest free loans!

Love it! Very cool--I am sure your parents look at it as an investment! congrats to you--and thanks to all who offered advice. :D


Thanks... I'm still not too thrilled about my parents spending all this money on me. Good luck to you too!

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:55 pm

qwertyboard wrote:
nannygoatgruff wrote:nannygoatgruff wrote:
ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


I wish you could do what I did. I went home, then I searched for the COA info, I made a spreadsheet of law school related expenses, and then I applied for Mom and Dad's scholarship. I got 160k interest free loans!

Love it! Very cool--I am sure your parents look at it as an investment! congrats to you--and thanks to all who offered advice. :D


Thanks... I'm still not too thrilled about my parents spending all this money on me. Good luck to you too!


#firstworldproblems

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

Postby Cobretti » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:12 pm

BigZuck wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:
nannygoatgruff wrote:nannygoatgruff wrote:
ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


I wish you could do what I did. I went home, then I searched for the COA info, I made a spreadsheet of law school related expenses, and then I applied for Mom and Dad's scholarship. I got 160k interest free loans!

Love it! Very cool--I am sure your parents look at it as an investment! congrats to you--and thanks to all who offered advice. :D


Thanks... I'm still not too thrilled about my parents spending all this money on me. Good luck to you too!


#firstworldproblems

Ya......

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

Postby framboozer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:33 am

Just withdrew my application and freed up $67,500 that will hopefully go to a deserving TLS-er. Michigan's a cool school, but it's not for me.

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:14 pm

What's everybody's opinion on sending a second LOCI? It would revolve around a specific recent accomplishment. Part 2: Should it be one paragraph or am I allowed a page? I want to be concise, but one paragraph is tough in this particular situation.

(I'm on the WL)

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

Postby LeeAdama » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:18 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:What's everybody's opinion on sending a second LOCI? It would revolve around a specific recent accomplishment. Part 2: Should it be one paragraph or am I allowed a page? I want to be concise, but one paragraph is tough in this particular situation.

(I'm on the WL)


I say go for the full page. Good luck.

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

Postby UMich11 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:59 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:What's everybody's opinion on sending a second LOCI? It would revolve around a specific recent accomplishment. Part 2: Should it be one paragraph or am I allowed a page? I want to be concise, but one paragraph is tough in this particular situation.

(I'm on the WL)


I was WL 2 months ago and did an LOCI shortly after that notice, and another one 2 weeks ago. Both were about a page long. the most recent was updated information and about my continued interest to attend UMich

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:31 pm

UMich11 wrote:
KanyeShrug wrote:What's everybody's opinion on sending a second LOCI? It would revolve around a specific recent accomplishment. Part 2: Should it be one paragraph or am I allowed a page? I want to be concise, but one paragraph is tough in this particular situation.

(I'm on the WL)


I was WL 2 months ago and did an LOCI shortly after that notice, and another one 2 weeks ago. Both were about a page long. the most recent was updated information and about my continued interest to attend UMich


I just submitted it to Mich along with 4 other WLs I'm dealing with.

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

Postby zoidberg86 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:59 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:
UMich11 wrote:
KanyeShrug wrote:What's everybody's opinion on sending a second LOCI? It would revolve around a specific recent accomplishment. Part 2: Should it be one paragraph or am I allowed a page? I want to be concise, but one paragraph is tough in this particular situation.

(I'm on the WL)


I was WL 2 months ago and did an LOCI shortly after that notice, and another one 2 weeks ago. Both were about a page long. the most recent was updated information and about my continued interest to attend UMich


I just submitted it to Mich along with 4 other WLs I'm dealing with.



Good luck!

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

Postby MAHamlin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:11 pm

bakaaw wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:Just sent my withdrawal e-mail. It. Felt. Crappy.

Michigan seems like a fantastic place to spend a few years, so best of luck to all of you who eventually attend.


Same!

Really liked Zearfoss when I met her. And really like the smart but unpretentious feel of the institution.


Just sent my withdrawal e-mail as well. Was wait listed and didn't want to leave my family in limbo longer than necessary while waiting for a decision as my wife needs to start looking for a job and I need to figure out where I'm sending the kids to school.

As you said, however: It. Felt. Crappy. The admissions department's kind response to my withdrawal email makes giving up Michigan that much more difficult. I was born in Michigan and would have loved to return for the University of Michigan. I guess it just wasn't in the cards, though... C'est la vie.

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

Postby qwertyboard » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:17 pm

BigZuck wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:
nannygoatgruff wrote:nannygoatgruff wrote:
ok here's my dilemma. Applied to UM early decision and immediately got accepted. I am thrilled and always wanted to go to Michigan Law. However, I withdrew from other schools so quickly (as is required) I got NO competing offers. My stats are in the lower 25% so I got no money from Michigan.

Is it crazy to go back and ask if there's any possibility of money?? Has anyone ever heard of this? Money is pretty tight for us, and I was so happy to get in, but now as money becomes a reality....
....thoughts?

thanks.


I wish you could do what I did. I went home, then I searched for the COA info, I made a spreadsheet of law school related expenses, and then I applied for Mom and Dad's scholarship. I got 160k interest free loans!

Love it! Very cool--I am sure your parents look at it as an investment! congrats to you--and thanks to all who offered advice. :D


Thanks... I'm still not too thrilled about my parents spending all this money on me. Good luck to you too!


#firstworldproblems


lol

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

Postby MacB » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 am

Just deposited. See you Summer Starters in Ann Arbor next month. :D

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

Postby jackbauer10 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:22 pm

MacB wrote:Just deposited. See you Summer Starters in Ann Arbor next month. :D


Whoop whoop! Join the FB group :)

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

Postby ht2988 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:25 pm

99% sure I'm withdrawing from Michigan - hope my spot goes to someone here.

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

Postby MacB » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:39 pm

jackbauer10 wrote:
MacB wrote:Just deposited. See you Summer Starters in Ann Arbor next month. :D


Whoop whoop! Join the FB group :)


Will do! :)

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

Postby venus » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:13 pm

ht2988 wrote:99% sure I'm withdrawing from Michigan - hope my spot goes to someone here.

+1. I just withdrew. Good luck to those waiting.

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

Postby UMich11 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:52 am

Having to order my football tickets as an Alumni and not as a student because i'm still on the waitlist is such a frustrating feeling. Leg'go UMich...




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