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 addie1412 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:00 pm

chandhi wrote:
addie1412 wrote:A little confused re: scholarship negotiations.

In the last page of their "Think Michigan" pamphlet (promotional material sent before I applied), it says: "Entering 1L JD candidates may qualify for merit scholarships (whether outright, or made in competition with awards from other schools) and need-based grants."

:?: :?:

I would read that to mean that if Michigan gave you $0, but a peer school gave you $$$, they might offer you something.


Ah, I hadn't considered that. Thanks!

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

Postby rozes » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:01 pm

Still a-waiting since early December. According to LSN, almost all folks who've applied after me have either gotten accepted or rejected at this point. Hoping this is a good sign since Michigan is my top choice, but my numbers are making the case difficult.

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

Postby Nightwing » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:02 pm

Thinking of sending them a second optional essay over a month past the initial application. Can it hurt?

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

Postby SlippinJimmy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:35 pm

VinnyGambini Jr. wrote:
SlippinJimmy wrote:Rejected. I have the tremendous honor of being the first candidate with my numbers to be rejected on LSN.

GPA: ~Median, LSAT > 75th.


When did you apply if you don't mind me asking?


mid December

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

Postby Sarastro » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:40 pm

Nightwing wrote:Thinking of sending them a second optional essay over a month past the initial application. Can it hurt?

As long as the essay isn't about how slow they are at getting through your app, I don't see how it could.

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:43 pm

Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.

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

Postby gizmo1024 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:43 pm

Applied mid-January. Last school who hasn't completed my app....

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Postby jza1994 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:51 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:Applied mid-January. Last school who hasn't completed my app....


Same and same.

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

Postby S.Picquery » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.


Yes, and there are 468 members at present, some of which are admissions staff.

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

Postby StopLawying » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:04 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.


Yes, and there are 468 members at present, some of which are admissions staff.


Just want to add that I believe a lot are also current students.

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

Postby S.Picquery » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:20 pm

StopLawying wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.


Yes, and there are 468 members at present, some of which are admissions staff.


Just want to add that I believe a lot are also current students.


Yeah, there were a BUNCH on there that are currently listed as already studying at UMich. I wouldn't read too, too much into that number.

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

Postby Nightwing » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:45 pm

Sarastro wrote:
Nightwing wrote:Thinking of sending them a second optional essay over a month past the initial application. Can it hurt?

As long as the essay isn't about how slow they are at getting through your app, I don't see how it could.


Haha, thanks for both the laugh and the advice. I was just worried it might make the review take even longer or something... maybe push it back in their queue or something.

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

Postby armc808 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 pm

rozes wrote:Still a-waiting since early December. According to LSN, almost all folks who've applied after me have either gotten accepted or rejected at this point. Hoping this is a good sign since Michigan is my top choice, but my numbers are making the case difficult.

Also there with ya: applied early December, went complete around the 20th, and have been stuck on complete ever since. You're not alone!

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:16 am

S.Picquery wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.


Yes, and there are 468 members at present, some of which are admissions staff.


Just want to add that I believe a lot are also current students.


Yeah, there were a BUNCH on there that are currently listed as already studying at UMich. I wouldn't read too, too much into that number.


Mich accepts over 1200 applicants too. Safe to assume we have much bigger waves coming our way?

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

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:37 am

calpolisci2016 wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Is there a FB group for admitted students and if so how many are members? Trying to gauge how many admissions mich has made.


Yes, and there are 468 members at present, some of which are admissions staff.


Just want to add that I believe a lot are also current students.


Yeah, there were a BUNCH on there that are currently listed as already studying at UMich. I wouldn't read too, too much into that number.


Mich accepts over 1200 applicants too. Safe to assume we have much bigger waves coming our way?

I would think so. They accept a lot of people in February and we're only half way through.

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

Postby saf18hornet » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:31 am

Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.
http://imgur.com/p3yiybl
My intention for pulling this together was to provide those of you who think you maybe deserve more money, to have some confidence asking, and to make the rest of you aware if you may have already been rewarded above the mean.

Disclaimers:
1 - This is only a small sample of people (1st 3 pages of LSN as of 9 AM today)
2 - There may or may not be numerous people with these numbers getting 0K, 30K, or 200K, etc...
3 - Lots of people don't bother to post scholarship info (IDK why?)
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby theboringest » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:01 pm

saf18hornet wrote:Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.

http://imgur.com/p3yiybl

Interesting, seems like a pretty straightforward, numbers based decision...

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

Postby Sarastro » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:02 pm

theboringest wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.

http://imgur.com/p3yiybl

Interesting, seems like a pretty straightforward, numbers based decision...

Except for that 178 3.9 that got stiffed lol

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

Postby big_willy_style_333 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:05 pm

armc808 wrote:
rozes wrote:Still a-waiting since early December. According to LSN, almost all folks who've applied after me have either gotten accepted or rejected at this point. Hoping this is a good sign since Michigan is my top choice, but my numbers are making the case difficult.

Also there with ya: applied early December, went complete around the 20th, and have been stuck on complete ever since. You're not alone!

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:20 pm

Sarastro wrote:
theboringest wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.

http://imgur.com/p3yiybl

Interesting, seems like a pretty straightforward, numbers based decision...

Except for that 178 3.9 that got stiffed lol


it says that I should've received 120K but I got a step less (not listed on the map), along with someone else with the same numbers

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

Postby saf18hornet » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Keilz wrote:
Sarastro wrote:
theboringest wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.

http://imgur.com/p3yiybl

Interesting, seems like a pretty straightforward, numbers based decision...

Except for that 178 3.9 that got stiffed lol


it says that I should've received 120K but I got a step less (not listed on the map), along with someone else with the same numbers


So hopefully this chart will help you to have confidence to go back to the admissions with an e-mail saying, "Thanks so much for the generous scholarship. I'm very debt averse, and was wondering if it be possible to increase my scholarship to 120k? That amount would certainly close the deal for making UMich my #1 choice."

Obviously, only do this if it's actually true. But I think charts like these are helpful for those who may not have competing offers for scholarship negotiation to get a feel for what they may be leaving on the table.

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:12 pm

saf18hornet wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Sarastro wrote:
theboringest wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:Scholarship "Heat Map" for those interested. Pulled reported numbers from the first 3 pages of Michigan's LSN applicant page.

http://imgur.com/p3yiybl

Interesting, seems like a pretty straightforward, numbers based decision...

Except for that 178 3.9 that got stiffed lol


it says that I should've received 120K but I got a step less (not listed on the map), along with someone else with the same numbers


So hopefully this chart will help you to have confidence to go back to the admissions with an e-mail saying, "Thanks so much for the generous scholarship. I'm very debt averse, and was wondering if it be possible to increase my scholarship to 120k? That amount would certainly close the deal for making UMich my #1 choice."

Obviously, only do this if it's actually true. But I think charts like these are helpful for those who may not have competing offers for scholarship negotiation to get a feel for what they may be leaving on the table.


interesting ill keep this in mind thanks

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

Postby supersean » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Checking in here, this is my big reach but ones gotta dream.
Anyways, its been 3 and a half weeks that they've had my application but its still incomplete-in process, so I'm hoping it will move on to the next step of the process soon!

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:05 pm

supersean wrote:Checking in here, this is my big reach but ones gotta dream.
Anyways, its been 3 and a half weeks that they've had my application but its still incomplete-in process, so I'm hoping it will move on to the next step of the process soon!


Mine has been in that about the same amount of time, so I am totally in the same boat. It's my last one that's still not complete or in review. I'm anxious for it to ready for review!

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:40 pm

supersean wrote:Checking in here, this is my big reach but ones gotta dream.
Anyways, its been 3 and a half weeks that they've had my application but its still incomplete-in process, so I'm hoping it will move on to the next step of the process soon!

Mine took 4.5 weeks (Dec. score release until 2/5).



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