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

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

Postby rahulg91 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:12 pm

HomericVoice wrote:
Gungnir wrote:
Soco Law wrote:
wealtheow wrote:Just checked - went complete today! :D


Me too! Oh wait, nevermind...that was SEPTEMBER 28th, 2013!


Damn... and I was about to complain about my 12/27.


Challenge accepted. I got my status checker on September 25th, 2013.


Just curious, has anyone who has been waiting 10+ weeks written a LOCI?

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

Postby HomericVoice » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:13 pm

Just curious, has anyone who has been waiting 10+ weeks written a LOCI?


I haven't, though I think I'll try just that and see what happens. Prediction: COMPLETE.

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

Postby rahulg91 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:35 pm

HomericVoice wrote:
Just curious, has anyone who has been waiting 10+ weeks written a LOCI?


I haven't, though I think I'll try just that and see what happens. Prediction: COMPLETE.


Yeah I'm in the same boat, just keep hoping they'll reject me (or preferably accept me haha) before I start writing it...

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

Postby certifiedglutenfree » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:04 pm

Accepted via status checker -

"Congratulations! You're in! Because we're wowed by flash drives and yellow portfolios and personalized notes, we are sending you a large envelope with a formal acceptance letter and lots of information about Michigan Law. But because we are wowed by YOU, we didn't want to make you wait to find out."

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

Postby Lightworks » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:35 pm

Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:58 pm

Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


Dunno about Michigan specifically, but some schools have a merit-aid cap for which you are no longer available for need-based. For example, GWU's is 16k/year.

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

Postby Serett » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:18 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


Dunno about Michigan specifically, but some schools have a merit-aid cap for which you are no longer available for need-based. For example, GWU's is 16k/year.


I think they supposedly (not sure if it always holds up in practice) have something like this. My merit award letter indicated that I was still eligible for need-based aid, while I've read posts by others who indicated theirs stated that the size of the offer would eliminate them from need-based consideration.

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

Postby Lightworks » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:45 pm

That's what I figured. Thanks for confirming.

EDIT: Probably in poor taste to whine about scholarships while people are agonizing over waiting for a decision. My bad.

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

Postby CTT » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:02 am

Serett wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


Dunno about Michigan specifically, but some schools have a merit-aid cap for which you are no longer available for need-based. For example, GWU's is 16k/year.


I think they supposedly (not sure if it always holds up in practice) have something like this. My merit award letter indicated that I was still eligible for need-based aid, while I've read posts by others who indicated theirs stated that the size of the offer would eliminate them from need-based consideration.


You realize that unless you have a family or URM status (and even then), need-based aid in law school means loans, which everyone is eligible for. Perhaps if you have a ton of existing debt, you can get a bit knocked off, but don't count on it. You're presumed to be an adult, and most people do not have substantial assets.

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

Postby Serett » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:48 am

CTT wrote:
Serett wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?


Dunno about Michigan specifically, but some schools have a merit-aid cap for which you are no longer available for need-based. For example, GWU's is 16k/year.


I think they supposedly (not sure if it always holds up in practice) have something like this. My merit award letter indicated that I was still eligible for need-based aid, while I've read posts by others who indicated theirs stated that the size of the offer would eliminate them from need-based consideration.


You realize that unless you have a family or URM status (and even then), need-based aid in law school means loans, which everyone is eligible for. Perhaps if you have a ton of existing debt, you can get a bit knocked off, but don't count on it. You're presumed to be an adult, and most people do not have substantial assets.


It also includes need-based grants, which some (myself included, non-URM) have been offered and to which UM and GWU's policies are referring.

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

Postby albs18 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:43 am

Have any of the held applicants heard anything back yet?

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

Postby Otunga » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:32 am

Median LSAT and > 75th GPA...but anticipating a WL because of no Why Michigan. How important is the why essay?

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

Postby melodically » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:39 pm

Waitlisted just now. LSN in profile.

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

Postby Robbin Blue » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Just got waitlisted. Mannnnnnnn.

Oh, right- no Why Mich, both GPA and LSAT >75%. Not sure if I'm willing to wait it out or not.
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Re: Michigan Applicants C/O 2017 (Applicants 2013-2014)

Postby gta » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:40 pm

WL just now.

Went complete 3 weeks ago. LSAT above 75th, GPA between 25th/50th. Out of state, no "Why Mich?"

Probably will get to drafting a LOCI/Why Mich soon.

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

Postby KatyMarie » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:41 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:Just got waitlisted. Mannnnnnnn.


Same :( Bummer.

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

Postby MnM22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:42 pm

Just got WL. 25%<LSAT<50% GPA>50%

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

Postby sims1 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:42 pm

waitlisted..

hoping it was YP since my numbers should have pulled me through :(

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

Postby Chriz » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:42 pm

waitlisted

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

Postby zhcrobert » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:43 pm

WL too. GPA and LSAT both >75%

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

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:43 pm

Waitlisted just now.

LSAT: 168
GPA: 3.64

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

Postby KatyMarie » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:44 pm

sims1 wrote:waitlisted..

hoping it was YP since my numbers should have pulled me through :(


Between this and all the holds at Columbia, I don't know WHAT is going on anymore with this cycle. I'm not surprised with my numbers, but your numbers should definitely get you admitted to Michigan....

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

Postby theonerd » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

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

Postby gta » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Did any of today's waitlisted write a Why Michigan?

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

Postby Chalupa-Batman » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:46 pm

Joining the wl train. Sounds like a lot of yps guys (at least im telling myself) im sure you will all have great options




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