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

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Tela1283
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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby Tela1283 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:31 pm

I did not write a Why Mich, no. That could be it, I guess.

Each day I check the status checker, it says that it had been last updated that day (it currently says it was last updated January 6) -- not sure if that's par for the course or if that's indicative of there being some sort of issue.

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

Postby gbelle » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:34 pm

Tela1283 wrote:I did not write a Why Mich, no. That could be it, I guess.

Each day I check the status checker, it says that it had been last updated that day (it currently says it was last updated January 6) -- not sure if that's par for the course or if that's indicative of there being some sort of issue.


That's, unfortunately, par for the course.

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:39 pm

Tela1283 wrote:I did not write a Why Mich, no. That could be it, I guess.

Each day I check the status checker, it says that it had been last updated that day (it currently says it was last updated January 6) -- not sure if that's par for the course or if that's indicative of there being some sort of issue.


Michigan is one of the ones that cares most about the Why essay, I think -- they want you to show a genuine interest in the school. Honestly any of the optional essays probably work for that role, but Why Mich is the most straight forward.

I believe that other people ITT have had success emailing in a Why Mich essay after submitting the app. You might want to consider that -- it's also probably the only way to subtly nudge them to check your app and make sure nothing's wrong.

To answer your other question, Mich's status checker changes every day for every one (except for a few Sundays where it hasn't updated for anyone). The updates don't mean anything, except that the status is only updated once a day, so once you've checked and seen the day's status, you don't need to check again. ETA: scooped

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

Postby riverwater » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:34 pm

Tela1283 wrote:I did not write a Why Mich, no. That could be it, I guess.

Each day I check the status checker, it says that it had been last updated that day (it currently says it was last updated January 6) -- not sure if that's par for the course or if that's indicative of there being some sort of issue.


If you wrote two of the other optional essays, you shouldn't submit a Why Michigan essay. I believe they ask for a maximum of two essays.

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:37 pm

riverwater wrote:
Tela1283 wrote:I did not write a Why Mich, no. That could be it, I guess.

Each day I check the status checker, it says that it had been last updated that day (it currently says it was last updated January 6) -- not sure if that's par for the course or if that's indicative of there being some sort of issue.


If you wrote two of the other optional essays, you shouldn't submit a Why Michigan essay. I believe they ask for a maximum of two essays.


True. Although even if that's the case you could email the office and ask if they would accept a Why Mich.

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

Postby chuckbass » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:42 pm

Have any other people rolled over from ED sent anything in?

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

Postby Otunga » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:46 pm

Should I apply to Michigan? I have a fee waiver.

I don't have much of an organic interest in attending, but I'm about a 65% admit according to myLSN. Considering my goals are to work in New England, and I've read that other schools in the t14 make much more sense for that than Michigan does, I haven't bothered. But maybe I should for potential negotiation purposes?

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Postby phillywc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:53 pm

Otunga wrote:Should I apply to Michigan? I have a fee waiver.

I don't have much of an organic interest in attending, but I'm about a 65% admit according to myLSN. Considering my goals are to work in New England, and I've read that other schools in the t14 make much more sense for that than Michigan does, I haven't bothered. But maybe I should for potential negotiation purposes?

Probably worth 25 bucks.

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

Postby Otunga » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:17 pm

I went ahead and submitted an application.

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

Postby JustHawkin » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:43 pm

Otunga wrote:I went ahead and submitted an application.

Totally unrelated: Your new 'tar gets me every time :lol:

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

Postby Otunga » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:49 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
Otunga wrote:I went ahead and submitted an application.

Totally unrelated: Your new 'tar gets me every time :lol:


Thanks. Santino Marella is awesome.

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

Postby samoby » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:12 am

In!

Submitted middle of November (11/15, I think). Complete around 12/6. Why Mich.

PM for stats. So excited!!

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Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am

samoby wrote:In!

Submitted middle of November (11/15, I think). Complete around 12/6. Why Mich.

PM for stats. So excited!!


Congrats!!

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

Postby samoby » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:50 am

midwest17 wrote:
samoby wrote:In!

Submitted middle of November (11/15, I think). Complete around 12/6. Why Mich.

PM for stats. So excited!!


Congrats!!


Thank you!!

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

Postby IrishJew » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:23 pm

I'm in! (I think).

I didn't get any e-mail, phone call, or physical mail but after seeing a lot of decisions on here I went into the status checker and it says I'm in, so I assume that's correct.

Submitted 11/21. Awesome LSAT. GPA < 25th. Wrote "Why Michigan." Above average softs and LOR (in my opinion).

Good luck all who are still waiting (and check your status checkers).

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

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:34 pm

IrishJew wrote:I'm in! (I think).

I didn't get any e-mail, phone call, or physical mail but after seeing a lot of decisions on here I went into the status checker and it says I'm in, so I assume that's correct.

Submitted 11/21. Awesome LSAT. GPA < 25th. Wrote "Why Michigan." Above average softs and LOR (in my opinion).

Good luck all who are still waiting (and check your status checkers).


Yep, the status checker is the standard way to find out. You should get a physical letter & packet soon, though.

CONGRATS!

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

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:21 pm

checking in... submitted 12/30

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

Postby HOS » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:26 pm

In!!! Applied 11/14, complete 12/6 and accepted today! LSAT just above median with an international 'superior' rather than a GPA. I wrote two optional essays. This is my second time applying so my 'why UM' essay was more of a 'I'm applying again, doesn't that show I care...'.

Congratulations to everyone else accepted today.

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

Postby phillywc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Congrats to you two!

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

Postby LawSchoolHopeful5 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Congrats to all the new admits!!

Has anyone sent in their fall semester grades? I sent mine but I'm not sure if the committee will get them before they make a decision on my application (Applied around November 20th, complete since mid-December). I'm kind of nervous because my grades pushed my GPA up from 3.85 to 3.87, which would put me in the 75% range. With an LSAT that is slightly below the median, I'm hoping the extra points will put me in a better position to be admitted.

I guess my question is, should I call up the admissions council to let them know about my incoming grades or leave it be?

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

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:04 pm

LawSchoolHopeful5 wrote:Congrats to all the new admits!!

Has anyone sent in their fall semester grades? I sent mine but I'm not sure if the committee will get them before they make a decision on my application (Applied around November 20th, complete since mid-December). I'm kind of nervous because my grades pushed my GPA up from 3.85 to 3.87, which would put me in the 75% range. With an LSAT that is slightly below the median, I'm hoping the extra points will put me in a better position to be admitted.

I guess my question is, should I call up the admissions council to let them know about my incoming grades or leave it be?


Their 75th is 3.82, isn't it? Since you're already above it, I wouldn't bother.

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

Postby montanamonkey » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:50 pm

In today via status checker! Sent 11/17 and complete in mid-December.

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3.39
(diluted) URM

Now I can finally stop obsessively logging into the status checker in the morning and going back to bed disappointed!

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

Postby albs18 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:57 pm

Congrats to all the admits!

Did you status checker update first thing in the morning (i.e. the automatic date change that happens on the daily) or did it happen later in the day?

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

Postby montanamonkey » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:59 pm

albs18 wrote:Congrats to all the admits!

Did you status checker update first thing in the morning (i.e. the automatic date change that happens on the daily) or did it happen later in the day?


First thing in the morning for me.

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

Postby GreatExpectations » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:06 pm

albs18 wrote:Congrats to all the admits!

Did you status checker update first thing in the morning (i.e. the automatic date change that happens on the daily) or did it happen later in the day?



I could be wrong, but I thought that the update only happened once a day in the morning?




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