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 gobears1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:15 pm

shntn wrote:
gobears1 wrote:I applied ED to Michigan - been complete for over a month now. For some reason my status has been updated every day this week but no decision. Has this happened to anyone else? Wondering if it is an indication of something or just part of the system...

Date changes daily.



since always? didn't notice. What's the point of that?

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:41 pm

So overzealous law school applicants don't fret every day thinking: "Well what if I'm accepted/rejected/waitlisted and they just haven't updated my status checker for the day? Should I call? Yeah, I think I should call."

I asked literally the same question a couple weeks ago. Cheers!

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

Postby zoidberg86 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Haven't been keeping up with this, but checked my application status today and was accepted. Not sure when the status changed, but the date said 11/16. Says letter is in the mail.

RD - applied 9/21

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Postby comeonletsgo » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:17 pm

zoidberg86 wrote:Haven't been keeping up with this, but checked my application status today and was accepted. Not sure when the status changed, but the date said 11/16. Says letter is in the mail.

RD - applied 9/21


Congrats!!

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Postby 06102016 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:18 pm

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

Postby digifly » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:33 am

Decided to apply yesterday and just finished turning in the app!

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Postby anela00 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:20 pm

digifly wrote:Decided to apply yesterday and just finished turning in the app!


Me too! Ahh!!

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

Postby sinfiery » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:04 pm

Checking in, just submitted

To do list: Read harry potter

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

Postby UtilityMonster » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:23 am

hdivine wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
hdivine wrote:Were most people who have been admitted so far ED? I have competitive numbers and have been surprised by the lack of response I've received so far -- one admit to Cornell and no word from anywhere else yet.


I was RD. What are your numbers and when did you send your application?


I went complete 9/13. 177/3.9
Haven't heard anything yet. Yield protection? It's a shame; I actually really like Michigan.


I haven't heard anything either (175/3.9) and I submitted a couple of days after the app became available.

I like Michigan too, but maybe they talked to Yale about me already, Yale indicated that they were desperate for me to attend, and Michigan figured I wouldn't turn down Yale. A girl can dream... :mrgreen:

Or maybe it was because I have a typo on my app and that is going to be their excuse for turning down someone who is unquestionably qualified to attend their school so that they can game the rankings. :|

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

Postby dproduct » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:47 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Just to give some hope to those who are still waiting, I was accepted RD via snail mail on 2012/11/8 with an LSAT score that is below the University of Michigan's 25th percentile. I should also mention that I am a young Caucasian with no military experience, so there isn't anything special about me that would justify such a quick decision. In regards to my application, I submitted my papers online via LSAC in early September, and did two of the optional essays (#1 and #7).

Hopefully the dip in applicants turns out well for many TLS-ers this cycle! :D


Congrats dude! Obviously your app had something stellar in it.

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

Postby Paraflam » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:37 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Just to give some hope to those who are still waiting, I was accepted RD via snail mail on 2012/11/8 with an LSAT score that is below the University of Michigan's 25th percentile. I should also mention that I am a young Caucasian with no military experience, so there isn't anything special about me that would justify such a quick decision. In regards to my application, I submitted my papers online via LSAC in early September, and did two of the optional essays (#1 and #7).

Hopefully the dip in applicants turns out well for many TLS-ers this cycle! :D

GREAT POAST WOULD READ AGAIN

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

Postby Elahrairah » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:19 pm

Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?


I didn't submit a Why Mich but I did have a pretty detailed bit within my PS about why I want to go to Mich. I haven't received an answer yet, though, so I don't know if that was a mistake.

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

Postby ajclark1992 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:34 pm

Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?


I was accepted during this cycle. I incorporated a fluid paragraph into my personal statement, and did not complete the Why Michigan essay.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Long-time TLSer, made a new account for the cycle and to maintain anonymity.


First school I've submitted to. Kinda "eh" about it but I don't know much about Mich tbh. Off to bed and will hopefully have some more LORs in tomorrow so I can send off the rest of my apps!


Didn't do a Why M essay...just did the bare minimum so hoping that won't hurt me. I think I'll be YP'ed if anything.

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

Postby dproduct » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:20 pm

Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?


I did a Why Michigan... but I'm below median, so I figured I needed to explain myself. I'll let ya know if it helped me. I doubt it did.

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

Postby venus » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:53 pm

Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?

I think when they say an essay is optional, it really is optional. I didn't write one and got in. I think you should only send strong essays, and that would work better than just a forced "Why Michigan" essay when you don't feel like writing one. For instance, I submitted a diversity statement because I had something to say there, but I wouldn't write an essay just for the sake of it, when it is optional. I think if that's the only thing your application is missing, you should definitely submit your application. Submitting early is probably going to benefit you a lot more than writing a "Why Michigan" essay. Also, you could always email them later with an additional essay if you still think you should write one. On the other hand, if Michigan really is at the top of your list, you should probably be able to write a decent essay. Focus on one of the things that you love about Michigan, find the program on their website to learn everything about it, and write about it. But I still don't think it's in your interest to wait so long before sending your app for just an optional essay.

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:10 am

Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?


I would not advise writing it if you feel it's going to sound contrived or forced, and you're probably nearing the point where holding your application could start working against your chances. On the other hand, if you're able to put together a sound writing sample that allows your intellect to shine through, I believe you gain an advantage and show seriousness by leaving no stone unturned. I was below LSAT median and felt compelled to take every chance I had to demonstrate why I should be admitted, so I wrote two optional essays ... but I made the "Why Michigan" more about my ambitions and vision for a law career and why Michigan would be the right place to start ... as opposed to a pro forma recapitulation of facts and figures from the website. I was admitted RD early in this cycle, for what it's worth. PM if you'd like to discuss further.

Good luck! :D

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

Postby tyler.durden » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:34 am

In via status checker this morning! I submitted on 9/3

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

Postby Just » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:08 am

tyler.durden wrote:In via status checker this morning! I submitted on 9/3


jealous

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

Postby chickpea » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:58 am

Finally went complete as of this morning! How long has it generally taken people to get a decision via status checker after their app goes complete?

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

Postby shntn » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:18 am

chickpea wrote:Finally went complete as of this morning! How long has it generally taken people to get a decision via status checker after their app goes complete?

I went complete on 9/13 and nada. tyler.durden went complete the same day (per LSN) and got in this morning. And a lot of admits went complete around mid-October.

So it kinda varies.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:18 am

tyler.durden wrote:In via status checker this morning! I submitted on 9/3

Congrats, bro!

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

Postby chickpea » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:20 am

shntn wrote:
chickpea wrote:Finally went complete as of this morning! How long has it generally taken people to get a decision via status checker after their app goes complete?

I went complete on 9/13 and nada. tyler.durden went complete the same day (per LSN) and got in this morning. And a lot of admits went complete around mid-October.

So it kinda varies.


Okay, thanks! Guess I'll just keep obsessively monitoring my status checker.




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