Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

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If accepted, how likely are you to attend?

Are you kidding? It's my first choice. Consider my seat deposit sent.
46
15%
It's high on my list but it's not THE school I'm waiting to hear back from.
81
27%
It's high on my list, but I can probably be swayed by more money from another school.
76
25%
Meh... I applied because it's a T14 - we'll see how my cycle goes.
61
20%
Really just plan on using it for scholarship negotiation purposes.
24
8%
Still feel really unsure. I'll probably visit or go to ASW to get a better feel for the school/location.
17
6%
 
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Christinabruin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:09 pm

ReadyToStart wrote:Just got an email from Michigan and I was really excited. Imagine my dismay only to see that they're thanking me for my patience.

I am curious though if this was an automated email or if it was sent to specific applicants, just because they mentioned a few times how I applied particularly early in the cycle, which I did not. I didn't apply until Mid-Late November, and I was just curious if everybody else who's waiting on a decision got this email?


I got the email too and I submitted my app not that early either (mid November). Still waiting on a decision as well.. I went complete 12/08 so it's definitely been a while.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby sorence » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:09 pm

jdanz wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


I did lol


+1, and I applied ~December 1st. I'm wondering if i should send in a Why Mich. based off that last paragraph..

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Postby 88234 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:09 pm

carlos_danger wrote:
jdanz wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


I did lol


And why is it like 800 words? I know you have had my application since September, please do not email me to clarify this. And if you do, keep it at 3 sentences max.



...I thought it was nice of them.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:12 pm

carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


Yep.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:12 pm

So, I did not get the email and I applied January 4th.

Probably just send them to people have been applied for at least a little bit. I'm still waiting on my status checker lol

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby calpolisci2016 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:16 pm

That email made me anxious. Thought I was going to get waitlisted or dinged at the end.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Yitzhak26 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:19 pm

The email is sent out every year around this time. Dean Zearfoss explains it pretty well here: http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... aspx?ID=83

I stumbled upon that article a few weeks ago, so I was prepared for this email, but it was still a bummer to receive it (even though it took me only a split second to realize what it was.)

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Postby lawlzschool » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:21 pm

I wouldn't feel too bad about the email y'all since my checked now reads: "We are very sorry to tell you that we are not able to offer you a place in our entering class. A decision letter has been mailed to you at the address shown above."

So if you didn't get the email check your checker

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Postby dclaw93 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:23 pm

sorence wrote:
jdanz wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


I did lol


+1, and I applied ~December 1st. I'm wondering if i should send in a Why Mich. based off that last paragraph..


I think I'm going to send a Why Mich. Been thinking about it anyway and this email made up my mind. I'm liking Michigan the more I learn about it so I feel like I'll be able to write a genuine one.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby PDX4343 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:30 pm

dclaw93 wrote:
sorence wrote:
jdanz wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


I did lol


+1, and I applied ~December 1st. I'm wondering if i should send in a Why Mich. based off that last paragraph..


I think I'm going to send a Why Mich. Been thinking about it anyway and this email made up my mind. I'm liking Michigan the more I learn about it so I feel like I'll be able to write a genuine one.


I also got the email and I think I'm going to do this as well.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:36 pm

lawlzschool wrote:I wouldn't feel too bad about the email y'all since my checked now reads: "We are very sorry to tell you that we are not able to offer you a place in our entering class. A decision letter has been mailed to you at the address shown above."

So if you didn't get the email check your checker


Didn't know they were sending out rejections already. Sorry to hear that :(

Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby trqdor » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:41 pm

admitted jan 10
submitted 11/14... sorry don't know when i went UR

i received my acceptance letter from umich in the mail (summer start)! no mention of scholarships or financial aid in general. does this mean i shouldn't expect anything from them? 163/3.8

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Postby TudoBem » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:41 pm

I actually did appreciate the email they sent today. It shows respect to us. I like the transparency.

I'll send a "why Michigan"

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby jen203 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:44 pm

dclaw93 wrote:
sorence wrote:
jdanz wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:Did anyone else get this email that's essentially "Hey, we know you applied and are anxiously awaiting a decision! We have no further information at this time!"

Bc it's kind of a bummer lol


I did lol


+1, and I applied ~December 1st. I'm wondering if i should send in a Why Mich. based off that last paragraph..


I think I'm going to send a Why Mich. Been thinking about it anyway and this email made up my mind. I'm liking Michigan the more I learn about it so I feel like I'll be able to write a genuine one.


Checking in and in the same boat. I'm wondering if I should send in a LOCI with a new job and publication. The thing is, I really only went complete 1/4, since I took the December LSAT - and asked them to hold my application for it, so I really haven't been waiting too long..

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby zeglo » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:12 pm

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Postby guynourmin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:12 pm

addie1412 wrote:
Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.


You can cheat and just send an updated resume and a short email, saving your first formal LOCI in case of a waitlist!

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Postby armc808 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:49 pm

ReadyToStart wrote:Just got an email from Michigan and I was really excited. Imagine my dismay only to see that they're thanking me for my patience.

I am curious though if this was an automated email or if it was sent to specific applicants, just because they mentioned a few times how I applied particularly early in the cycle, which I did not. I didn't apply until Mid-Late November, and I was just curious if everybody else who's waiting on a decision got this email?

Anything submitted pre-Thanksgiving is early, even if it doesn't sound like it on TLS.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:54 pm

trqdor wrote:admitted jan 10
submitted 11/14... sorry don't know when i went UR

i received my acceptance letter from umich in the mail (summer start)! no mention of scholarships or financial aid in general. does this mean i shouldn't expect anything from them? 163/3.8



You don't get information in the acceptance letter. They send it separately about two weeks after admission.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby CPA-->JD » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:00 pm

guybourdin wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.


You can cheat and just send an updated resume and a short email, saving your first formal LOCI in case of a waitlist!

Does the committee see the email or just the admin staff?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:02 pm

guybourdin wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.


You can cheat and just send an updated resume and a short email, saving your first formal LOCI in case of a waitlist!


I started to do this but the "short email" started to turn into letter length and the content seemed very much like a LOCI, so I'm tempted to go ahead and send one. Do you think this would be an inappropriate time?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby guynourmin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:12 pm

addie1412 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.


You can cheat and just send an updated resume and a short email, saving your first formal LOCI in case of a waitlist!


I started to do this but the "short email" started to turn into letter length and the content seemed very much like a LOCI, so I'm tempted to go ahead and send one. Do you think this would be an inappropriate time?


Kind of, yeah. They haven't rendered a decision on your application and you have not been waiting that long (less than 12 weeks = completely reasonable wait IMO) so I don't see how conveying your "continued interest" is necessary/reasonable.

I definitely think you should update your resume if you have an update to make, and a new job qualifies. If you think that is best done with a LOCI attached, I wouldn't try to stop you, I just wouldn't encourage it.

Also, fyi, I am probably overly-cautious about "bothering" admissions staff, so keep that in mind when I give "advice", lol.

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Postby guynourmin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:13 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:Does the committee see the email or just the admin staff?


I assume they see everything. I have no basis for that assumption.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:16 pm

guybourdin wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
Anyone think this would be an appropriate time for a LOCI? I got a new job since sending out my application, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to hold off on a LOCI in case I get waitlisted.


You can cheat and just send an updated resume and a short email, saving your first formal LOCI in case of a waitlist!


I started to do this but the "short email" started to turn into letter length and the content seemed very much like a LOCI, so I'm tempted to go ahead and send one. Do you think this would be an inappropriate time?


Kind of, yeah. They haven't rendered a decision on your application and you have not been waiting that long (less than 12 weeks = completely reasonable wait IMO) so I don't see how conveying your "continued interest" is necessary/reasonable.

I definitely think you should update your resume if you have an update to make, and a new job qualifies. If you think that is best done with a LOCI attached, I wouldn't try to stop you, I just wouldn't encourage it.

Also, fyi, I am probably overly-cautious about "bothering" admissions staff, so keep that in mind when I give "advice", lol.


Yeah this makes a lot of sense. I'll hold off. Thank you! Valuable advice

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby treetops_rising » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:56 pm

So I applied mid December and got the "application received" email on 12/20.

Still no link to the status checker :cry:

How soon before I start freaking out? I'm obviously not gonna contact admissions because it does say that it could take several weeks, but it's still frustrating.

Anyone else still waiting for their status checker?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby lcsslily » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:01 pm

guybourdin wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Does the committee see the email or just the admin staff?


I assume they see everything. I have no basis for that assumption.

I can't say specifically for Michigan, but every other school I have sent additional info/LOCIs to they have responded saying "thank you...we have added the email and letter to your application." So, I would assume Michigan will too add the email to your app.



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