Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby Vexed » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:07 pm

Finally sent. Ugh, lateness.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby dempsey6 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:28 am

emmybee wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Sent application in early May and just got in today.


Early May?


Woops. November.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby adambl » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:46 pm

Application sent!

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby riverwater » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:25 am

In In In! Happy Saturday, TLS

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby samoby » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:57 pm

riverwater wrote:In In In! Happy Saturday, TLS


Congratulations! Submit date?

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby riverwater » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:48 pm

samoby wrote:
riverwater wrote:In In In! Happy Saturday, TLS


Congratulations! Submit date?


Thank you! 11/12, I believe

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby aldiddy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:00 pm

Scholarship offer just got in! I'm pleased with the amount.

In the letter, it says that Michigan does not compete with other schools' scholarship offers and basically says it will not raise the amount. Has this always been their policy? I thought Michigan was known to compete with other scholarships.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby jk148706 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:04 pm

aldiddy wrote:Scholarship offer just got in! I'm pleased with the amount.

In the letter, it says that Michigan does not compete with other schools' scholarship offers and basically says it will not raise the amount. Has this always been their policy? I thought Michigan was known to compete with other scholarships.


Probably can't hurt to try negotiations, even if they don't budge. Also, how were you notified of scholarship?

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby aldiddy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:15 pm

jk148706 wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Scholarship offer just got in! I'm pleased with the amount.

In the letter, it says that Michigan does not compete with other schools' scholarship offers and basically says it will not raise the amount. Has this always been their policy? I thought Michigan was known to compete with other scholarships.


Probably can't hurt to try negotiations, even if they don't budge. Also, how were you notified of scholarship?


That's true, but I'm less concerned about the negotiations hurting than I am about them not giving more money lol.

I was notified via snail mail. I haven't checked the admitted students' website yet but I imagine it shows the scholarship offer there as well.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:19 pm

In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?

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Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:20 pm

aldiddy wrote:Scholarship offer just got in! I'm pleased with the amount.

In the letter, it says that Michigan does not compete with other schools' scholarship offers and basically says it will not raise the amount. Has this always been their policy? I thought Michigan was known to compete with other scholarships.


Lavitz wrote:
kershka wrote:Yeah, actually, this is apparently false or at least is is for me. My official letter (I received a decent sized Dean's Scholarship) just arrived and specifically said that they would not compete with any other schools' aid packages and further that I no longer qualified for any need-based aid. Not sure if they're just posturing or if they've changed the policy this year.

I agree though, Michigan1442, I was surprised by my offer too considering I am significantly above both 75ths and I have ties to the school/state (though, of course, I was also delighted to be admitted and offered any type of aid). I'll probably try and see if I can raise that amount at all, but the tone of the letter was discouraging. Maybe I'm just a fluke though? :?

This discussion might be more apt in the Admitted Students thread, however, even if it is fairly dead right now.

That's just posturing. They always say that for all the Dean's Scholarships, but last cycle they definitely increased their offers after negotiations.

Also, I think you're more likely to succeed in negotiating if you approach them with a higher offer from any T-14 as opposed to an equal or lesser amount from a higher-ranked school. Just something I noticed from an admittedly small sample size of anecdotes last cycle.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby kershka » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:21 pm

midwest17 wrote:In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?

Under the financial aid tab under the label "your personal award info"

Edit: *sheepish* oh yes and CONGRATS!!!!
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Postby koalacity » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:24 pm

midwest17 wrote:In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?

CONGRATS MIDWEST!!! :D

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Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:40 pm

midwest17 wrote:In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?


Big congrats! :D

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby mylifeis24 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:42 pm

2 months and still just complete. All I want is to log on and see "admit".

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:57 pm

kershka wrote:
midwest17 wrote:In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?

Under the financial aid tab under the label "your personal award info"

Edit: *sheepish* oh yes and CONGRATS!!!!


Thanks! And also thanks koala and nonconsecutive :)

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Postby MT Cicero » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:07 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:2 months and still just complete. All I want is to log on and see "admit".


Complete since 26 Sep. Although I figure myself as a 10-20% chance at best, it'd be great to see that admit after 3.5 months.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby aldiddy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:43 pm

Thanks Lavitz and midwest! This is encouraging and informative.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby bryanjbay12 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:09 pm

Admitted! LSAT at 75, GPA<25. Good luck to the rest of you splitters! Application went complete in mid dec, admit on sat.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:10 am

Also admitted!

Submitted early November, status checker before thanksgiving. Wrote a "why Mich." GPA and LSAT above the 75ths.

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby dsn32 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:14 am

Lavitz wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Scholarship offer just got in! I'm pleased with the amount.

In the letter, it says that Michigan does not compete with other schools' scholarship offers and basically says it will not raise the amount. Has this always been their policy? I thought Michigan was known to compete with other scholarships.


Lavitz wrote:
kershka wrote:Yeah, actually, this is apparently false or at least is is for me. My official letter (I received a decent sized Dean's Scholarship) just arrived and specifically said that they would not compete with any other schools' aid packages and further that I no longer qualified for any need-based aid. Not sure if they're just posturing or if they've changed the policy this year.

I agree though, Michigan1442, I was surprised by my offer too considering I am significantly above both 75ths and I have ties to the school/state (though, of course, I was also delighted to be admitted and offered any type of aid). I'll probably try and see if I can raise that amount at all, but the tone of the letter was discouraging. Maybe I'm just a fluke though? :?

This discussion might be more apt in the Admitted Students thread, however, even if it is fairly dead right now.

That's just posturing. They always say that for all the Dean's Scholarships, but last cycle they definitely increased their offers after negotiations.

Also, I think you're more likely to succeed in negotiating if you approach them with a higher offer from any T-14 as opposed to an equal or lesser amount from a higher-ranked school. Just something I noticed from an admittedly small sample size of anecdotes last cycle.


I second everything said here from experience. Good summation, Lavitz!

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:21 am

midwest17 wrote:In! Complete mid-December, >75/>75.

Where do scholarships appear on the ASW?


Congrats!

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby leezabee » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:47 am

Just checked and I'm in! Submitted November, but took a while to go complete because I forgot to assign my LORs :roll: .

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby Tela1283 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:25 pm

This post is going to sound incredibly entitled and bratty so please forgive me..........I don't mean to come off that way but here goes:

In terms of stats, I'm above both 75%'s (GPA and LSAT), and I've been accepted to a few schools that are ranked higher than Michigan. I normally wouldn't sweat this stuff but, as with everyone else, money is a big deal and I'm interested in a potential scholarship.

I've been complete since early November and nothing's changed. I don't have anything damning in my application -- no disciplinary things, etc. -- as I said, I've been accepted to other top schools, and if I had anything that would preclude me from getting into Michigan, I'm sure it would have precluded me from getting into those schools as well.

So....obviously you guys can't answer this question and again, I don't mean to come off as a "humble brag" or a brat -- but is there a possibility that there's some sort of error? There's obviously no way I can tactfully inquire about this, right?

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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:28 pm

Tela1283 wrote:This post is going to sound incredibly entitled and bratty so please forgive me..........I don't mean to come off that way but here goes:

In terms of stats, I'm above both 75%'s (GPA and LSAT), and I've been accepted to a few schools that are ranked higher than Michigan. I normally wouldn't sweat this stuff but, as with everyone else, money is a big deal and I'm interested in a potential scholarship.

I've been complete since early November and nothing's changed. I don't have anything damning in my application -- no disciplinary things, etc. -- as I said, I've been accepted to other top schools, and if I had anything that would preclude me from getting into Michigan, I'm sure it would have precluded me from getting into those schools as well.

So....obviously you guys can't answer this question and again, I don't mean to come off as a "humble brag" or a brat -- but is there a possibility that there's some sort of error? There's obviously no way I can tactfully inquire about this, right?


Did you write Why Mich?




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