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 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:28 pm

helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:So admits, did you all write Why Michigan statements or otherwise incorporate a similar angle into your personal statements?


Wrote Why Mich.

Hmm. Reading some articles by Dean Z, I think not writing one of those might have been a mistake. I guess that's the downside of not having a clear-cut favorite school. Every attempt I made at a "Why X?" statement sounded incredibly transparent to me, so I just skipped it. We'll see how much that comes back to bite me, I guess.

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

Postby haveahat » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:34 pm

shntn wrote:
helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:So admits, did you all write Why Michigan statements or otherwise incorporate a similar angle into your personal statements?


Wrote Why Mich.

Hmm. Reading some articles by Dean Z, I think not writing one of those might have been a mistake. I guess that's the downside of not having a clear-cut favorite school. Every attempt I made at a "Why X?" statement sounded incredibly transparent to me, so I just skipped it. We'll see how much that comes back to bite me, I guess.


I really love Michigan, and wrote the Why Mich? but I think in the end it still sounded... weird. I meant it all, but it may have seemed overdone. Anyways, I am still waiting on an answer and very jealous (but excited for) all of today's admits!

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:38 pm

shntn wrote:
helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:So admits, did you all write Why Michigan statements or otherwise incorporate a similar angle into your personal statements?


Wrote Why Mich.

Hmm. Reading some articles by Dean Z, I think not writing one of those might have been a mistake. I guess that's the downside of not having a clear-cut favorite school. Every attempt I made at a "Why X?" statement sounded incredibly transparent to me, so I just skipped it. We'll see how much that comes back to bite me, I guess.


Hmm, mine wasn't anything flashy. I don't have any strong ties to Michigan, but I did my research and tried to say why it would be a good fit for me. Was it required or recommended? I honestly don't remember.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:40 pm

helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:
helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:So admits, did you all write Why Michigan statements or otherwise incorporate a similar angle into your personal statements?


Wrote Why Mich.

Hmm. Reading some articles by Dean Z, I think not writing one of those might have been a mistake. I guess that's the downside of not having a clear-cut favorite school. Every attempt I made at a "Why X?" statement sounded incredibly transparent to me, so I just skipped it. We'll see how much that comes back to bite me, I guess.


Hmm, mine wasn't anything flashy. I don't have any strong ties to Michigan, but I did my research and tried to say why it would be a good fit for me. Was it required or recommended? I honestly don't remember.

Recommended, I suppose. I tried, but it just read, to me, like a regurgitation of some of the bullet points in the viewbook. I probably should have sent it anyway. :|

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

Postby RSterling » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:41 pm

I also wrote a Why Mich, but I have no ties to the school and have never visited. My essay was mainly based on doing research on clinics and programs availalbe (beyond name dropping) and explaining why my interests fit with those programs.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:44 pm

shntn wrote:Recommended, I suppose. I tried, but it just read, to me, like a regurgitation of some of the bullet points in the viewbook. I probably should have sent it anyway. :|


Don't you have a 179 LSAT? I wouldn't be too worried.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:48 pm

helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:Recommended, I suppose. I tried, but it just read, to me, like a regurgitation of some of the bullet points in the viewbook. I probably should have sent it anyway. :|


Don't you have a 179 LSAT? I wouldn't be too worried.

Oh god, I'm turning into one of those people I always tell to calm down. I need a vacation or something.

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:50 pm

My numbers make UM a reach, so I wrote the essay....but I made it less about UM and more about my ambitions in the law and why I thought UM was the right place to start. Didn't want it to devolve into a useless book report proving I could read their literature.

Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:58 pm

RSterling wrote:I also wrote a Why Mich, but I have no ties to the school and have never visited. My essay was mainly based on doing research on clinics and programs availalbe (beyond name dropping) and explaining why my interests fit with those programs.


I did the same thing. It might have sounded transparent, but I just tried to link my goals with the programs that Michigan offers.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:00 pm

kingsfield69 wrote:Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

I hate that the day I submitted I was convinced my application was amazing and airtight. Every passing day makes me less and less confident.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:02 pm

shntn wrote:
helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:Recommended, I suppose. I tried, but it just read, to me, like a regurgitation of some of the bullet points in the viewbook. I probably should have sent it anyway. :|


Don't you have a 179 LSAT? I wouldn't be too worried.

Oh god, I'm turning into one of those people I always tell to calm down. I need a vacation or something.


lol I think we're all kindof on edge right now.

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

Postby JEB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:06 pm

For others who have been accepted already: did your packet come with a financial aid offer at all? I wanted to know if I should assume that I didn't get any since my packet didn't mention it, or if they do that later.

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:07 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

I hate that the day I submitted I was convinced my application was amazing and airtight. Every passing day makes me less and less confident.


This is so true. The more I looked at Michigan, the more I felt it reflected my personal philosophy and approach to studying the law. When I hit submit, I felt better about this app than any other, including apps to schools that have since offered admission. I guess this explains my impatience in spite of having numbers that all but guarantee it'll be awhile before I hear anything.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:09 pm

kingsfield69 wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

I hate that the day I submitted I was convinced my application was amazing and airtight. Every passing day makes me less and less confident.


This is so true. The more I looked at Michigan, the more I felt it reflected my personal philosophy and approach to studying the law. When I hit submit, I felt better about this app than any other, including apps to schools that have since offered admission. I guess this explains my impatience in spite of having numbers that all but guarantee it'll be awhile before I hear anything.

Here's to hoping I'm the splitter counterpart to your reverse-splitter admit.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:10 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

I hate that the day I submitted I was convinced my application was amazing and airtight. Every passing day makes me less and less confident.


This is so true. The more I looked at Michigan, the more I felt it reflected my personal philosophy and approach to studying the law. When I hit submit, I felt better about this app than any other, including apps to schools that have since offered admission. I guess this explains my impatience in spite of having numbers that all but guarantee it'll be awhile before I hear anything.

Here's to hoping I'm the splitter counterpart to your reverse-splitter admit.


so cute. you guys are like a little two piece jigsaw puzzle.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:11 pm

Okay, no more bumping unless there's movement.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:13 pm

bump

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:13 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
kingsfield69 wrote:Of course, until I receive a decision, I will continue to second-guess this and all aspects of my strategy. Still "completed" as of today.

I hate that the day I submitted I was convinced my application was amazing and airtight. Every passing day makes me less and less confident.


This is so true. The more I looked at Michigan, the more I felt it reflected my personal philosophy and approach to studying the law. When I hit submit, I felt better about this app than any other, including apps to schools that have since offered admission. I guess this explains my impatience in spite of having numbers that all but guarantee it'll be awhile before I hear anything.

Here's to hoping I'm the splitter counterpart to your reverse-splitter admit.


I'll drink to that!

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

Postby EttaJ » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:17 pm

JEB wrote:For others who have been accepted already: did your packet come with a financial aid offer at all? I wanted to know if I should assume that I didn't get any since my packet didn't mention it, or if they do that later.



Unless someone says otherwise, I believe that they inform admits of a financial aid offer at a later date. There is also no mention of financial aid on the Admitted Students website. I feel like even if I did not receive aid it would say as much...but there is nothing of the sort.

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

Postby Paraflam » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:21 pm

I submitted my ED app on 11/9, but haven't gone complete yet. Does it have to go complete by 11/15 to be considered for Early Decision, or am I ok?

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Paraflam wrote:I submitted my ED app on 11/9, but haven't gone complete yet. Does it have to go complete by 11/15 to be considered for Early Decision, or am I ok?

I think you're okay. It took mine forever to go complete. I'm ED, too.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:33 pm

I find it fascinating that the same posters (all of whom are CCN locks and will not be attending a school worse than NYU) have to do the same mental hand wringing in every lower T14 thread. Doesn't matter how many phenomenal schools accept them, every thread develops exactly the same.

Not a criticism btw, just an observation. Honestly it's just fun to watch. Good luck guys, I'm enjoying going through this process with you.

Also: still sitting at complete. Medianish stats, wrote a weak "why Michigan," no ties to the school. Not worried, it's not even Thanksgiving yet.

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

Postby whyamidoingthis66 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:41 pm

shntn wrote:So admits, did you all write Why Michigan statements or otherwise incorporate a similar angle into your personal statements?


I wrote a why mich that I thought was pretty good

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

Postby cla12345 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:19 pm

For all of those with a below-median LSAT on edge and waiting, here's a bit of hope. I have a very poor score by Michigan standards and was recently admitted ED. I guess the rest of my app, including a strong why michigan and high GPA compensated. Good luck to everyone!

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

Postby ColeWorld » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:48 pm

Just saw my acceptance on the status checker! Really excited about the possibility of attending Michigan!

For reference, I did write a "Why Michigan" essay, and I have some personal ties to the university/area.




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