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 goldenbear2020 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:11 am

HopefulVaultDweller wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
HopefulVaultDweller wrote:Brave sucker here. Got 75k from them. Unfortunately there is only a very small chance of being able to attend with that amount so I emailed them and explained my financial situation (which is not pretty). They replied that they do not negotiate over merit aid once awarded even though they understand my situation. It was actually a very long email and almost certainly not prewritten because there were mistakes in it so I'm glad they took the time to write it. If you look at their website, it actually says they ONLY compete if there was NO merit or need based offer. Lawyered.

It's sad but it does not look like they do compete. My UMich ambitions have been blown into shreds.

TBH, from their perspective, everyone 98% of the class is "able to attend" by taking out loans for the full COA, so absent competing offers, that usually isn't a good enough reason to ask for more money.


International student here buddy. Can't get loans. Check your US citizen privilege :P

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

Postby theboringest » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:20 am

HopefulVaultDweller wrote:
RParadela wrote:
HopefulVaultDweller wrote:Brave sucker here. Got 75k from them. Unfortunately there is only a very small chance of being able to attend with that amount so I emailed them and explained my financial situation (which is not pretty). They replied that they do not negotiate over merit aid once awarded even though they understand my situation. It was actually a very long email and almost certainly not prewritten because there were mistakes in it so I'm glad they took the time to write it. If you look at their website, it actually says they ONLY compete if there was NO merit or need based offer. Lawyered.

It's sad but it does not look like they do compete. My UMich ambitions have been blown into shreds.


Do you have a scholarship offer that's more than 75k in the T14? You can't negotiate without some sort of leverage


Yup. Have a much higher one from Cornell. Sure lower ranked school but do have leverage. It's not about the leverage though, from what they emailed me, they won't change scholarship decision once made. The email said it's because their faculty decided to prohibit it as a policy.

I don't really get the no negotiation policy- unfortunate if that is the case, I guess we'll see...now I gotta figure out how to politely ask for more even though they already gave me 40k a year...I really like Mich but for me it all comes down to a cold $$$/jobs calculation.

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

Postby chandhi » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:37 am

In as of 3:29 AM! This is one of my top choices and the highest ranked school I've gotten into so far. Too happy right now. :D

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

Postby 88234 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:39 am

chandhi wrote:In as of 3:29 AM! This is one of my top choices and the highest ranked school I've gotten into so far. Too happy right now. :D


Congrats! When did you apply?

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

Postby xandra_v » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:54 am

88234 wrote:
chandhi wrote:In as of 3:29 AM! This is one of my top choices and the highest ranked school I've gotten into so far. Too happy right now. :D


Congrats! When did you apply?


and do you get an email, or is it via status checker?

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

Postby canafsa » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:57 am

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

Postby chandhi » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:15 am

xandra_v wrote:
88234 wrote:
chandhi wrote:In as of 3:29 AM! This is one of my top choices and the highest ranked school I've gotten into so far. Too happy right now. :D


Congrats! When did you apply?


and do you get an email, or is it via status checker?

I applied 1/15, complete 1/26, and definitely email haha I'm not status checking at 3:29 AM.

Edit: complete 1/26, Michigan doesn't do UR.

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

Postby xandra_v » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:17 am

chandhi wrote:
xandra_v wrote:
88234 wrote:
chandhi wrote:In as of 3:29 AM! This is one of my top choices and the highest ranked school I've gotten into so far. Too happy right now. :D


Congrats! When did you apply?


and do you get an email, or is it via status checker?

I applied 1/15, complete 1/26, and definitely email haha I'm not status checking at 3:29 AM.

Edit: complete 1/26, Michigan doesn't do UR.


Cool cool! Hahah yeah I figured, didn't know if the decision in the status checker would be timestamped or anything. Thanks for the data!

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

Postby GorillaWarfare » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:04 pm

In via status checker! First acceptance of the cycle, so I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.

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

Postby Nightwing » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:09 pm

GorillaWarfare wrote:In via status checker! First acceptance of the cycle, so I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.


Congrats! Michigan's a fantastic first acceptance. Mind if I ask when you applied?

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

Postby GorillaWarfare » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Nightwing wrote:
GorillaWarfare wrote:In via status checker! First acceptance of the cycle, so I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.


Congrats! Michigan's a fantastic first acceptance. Mind if I ask when you applied?


Thanks!! No word on scholarships yet, but they seem to be fairly generous. I submitted 12/27, went UR 1/9. My lsn profile is 'Sysyphus' if you want to check out stats.

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

Postby bunney_j » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:41 pm

In two days, it'll mark four months of waiting :( I sent in a LOCI and new LOR after the email about not having a decision yet, and have already gotten into two t14s and waitlisted at one. URM/Median/Median. Michigan was one of my top choices and I have a feeling the long wait = ding/waitlist...

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

Postby CHyde » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:53 am

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

Postby RPlatt85 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:05 am

In! Really excited as Michigan is high on my list of schools. Also sort of freaking out as the email came at a weird time of the day, and at first couldn't believe it was real...

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

Postby dclaw93 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:17 am

In via email!! Submitted back in November, sent in a "Why Michigan" about 2 weeks ago.

My 2nd T14 acceptance and definitely a top choice!

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

Postby studyingeveryday » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:18 am

dclaw93 wrote:In via email!! Submitted back in November, sent in a "Why Michigan" about 2 weeks ago.

My 2nd T14 acceptance and definitely a top choice!


congrats to everyone who got in! Your having submitted in November keeps my hope going :lol:

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

Postby dclaw93 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:33 am

studyingeveryday wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:In via email!! Submitted back in November, sent in a "Why Michigan" about 2 weeks ago.

My 2nd T14 acceptance and definitely a top choice!


congrats to everyone who got in! Your having submitted in November keeps my hope going :lol:

thanks!! I had almost given up hope myself, so I'm glad I can provide you some :)

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

Postby StopLawying » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:10 pm

No mention of any merit aid in acceptance email/packet. Does that mean I'm not getting anything? Reverse splitter.

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

Postby S.Picquery » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:13 pm

StopLawying wrote:No mention of any merit aid in acceptance email/packet. Does that mean I'm not getting anything? Reverse splitter.


No. They try to get back to you with FinAid within a week or two.

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

Postby ChervonaKatya » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:38 pm

FYI: Whoever goes to the admitted students weekend the first week of April will be sitting in/observing my ConLaw class on 4/7. Primus is really great *and* it'll be in the afternoon unlike our normal 8:55am time!

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

Postby LawTweet » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:29 pm

Tomorrow marks two weeks post Darrow interview. The anticipation is killing me. Really hoping I hear SOMETHING tomorrow.

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

Postby jessmeesh » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:18 am

Dinged. >25 GPA, <50 LSAT

It was a long shot, but stings anyway. First ding of my cycle.

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

Postby 88234 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:56 am

jessmeesh wrote:Dinged. >25 GPA, <50 LSAT

It was a long shot, but stings anyway. First ding of my cycle.


I wake up every morning in fear of a Michigan ding. I'm sorry. When did you apply?

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

Postby jessmeesh » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:59 am

88234 wrote:
jessmeesh wrote:Dinged. >25 GPA, <50 LSAT

It was a long shot, but stings anyway. First ding of my cycle.


I wake up every morning in fear of a Michigan ding. I'm sorry. When did you apply?


Submitted 12/14. Optional DS, but no "why Michigan".

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

Postby mer2020 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:12 am

LawTweet wrote:Tomorrow marks two weeks post Darrow interview. The anticipation is killing me. Really hoping I hear SOMETHING tomorrow.


Good luck!! But don't worry if you don't--they were past the two week mark for me (I interviewed 1/23 but didn't hear until the evening 2/8) torture



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