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%
 
Total votes: 305

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

Postby blueapple » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:33 pm

speedofthought wrote:
ChervonaKatya wrote:
trqdor wrote:uhh anyone know how likely it is that someone will back out from going to preview 1 next weekend...? there are no hotels available at all around the area.

Did you try Air BnB?


Also -- and I know this isn't ideal -- Detroit is really not very far away. You could get a hotel there and a rental car and do all right. Not sure where you would park though.


There are 1000 hotels between Ann Arbor and Detroit if it comes to that. Don't stay in Detroit - hotels will be way more expensive and much farther away than necessary. If you have to, stay near the airport and uber to campus (but I doubt you'll have to stay that far away).

I would recommend contacting admissions and see if they have any recs though.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby lula43 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:57 pm

What does "last updated: Unknown" indicate? Every other time I have checked its been the current date. :shock:

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

Postby imtca » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:59 pm

blueapple wrote:
speedofthought wrote:
ChervonaKatya wrote:
trqdor wrote:uhh anyone know how likely it is that someone will back out from going to preview 1 next weekend...? there are no hotels available at all around the area.

Did you try Air BnB?


Also -- and I know this isn't ideal -- Detroit is really not very far away. You could get a hotel there and a rental car and do all right. Not sure where you would park though.


There are 1000 hotels between Ann Arbor and Detroit if it comes to that. Don't stay in Detroit - hotels will be way more expensive and much farther away than necessary. If you have to, stay near the airport and uber to campus (but I doubt you'll have to stay that far away).

I would recommend contacting admissions and see if they have any recs though.


There's a lot of suburbs less than half an hour away with cheap hotels as well! Novi/Northville/Plymouth/Canton, etc.

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

Postby jza1994 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:40 pm

dmc1275 wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
jza1994 wrote:Has anyone sent an LOCI/Why Michigan in before hearing a decision and after going complete and had success? I'm considering sending one in as I didn't know that that was a thing before applying and am seriously regretting it.


+1


You both should do this. I got my decision in December after sending a Why Michigan, which I hadn't included in my original submission. They were super positive about it, and said they'd be sure it was included in my file.


Thank you! Good to know that they responded to it positively. I will definitely do this in the next couple days. What email address did you send yours to?

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

Postby dclaw93 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:47 pm

dmc1275 wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
jza1994 wrote:Has anyone sent an LOCI/Why Michigan in before hearing a decision and after going complete and had success? I'm considering sending one in as I didn't know that that was a thing before applying and am seriously regretting it.


+1


You both should do this. I got my decision in December after sending a Why Michigan, which I hadn't included in my original submission. They were super positive about it, and said they'd be sure it was included in my file.

+1

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

Postby JDrat » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:57 pm

Why have the decision waves stopped! I've been on complete for nearly 6+ weeks now. Bracing for bad news but wish it would come soon.

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:04 pm

Instrumental wrote:http://michigan.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1415

Waitlists are all over the place, but there's like a solid wall of rejects at 167.

No rejects with a 169 LSAT... hopefully I'm not the first.


I was a 167 admit.

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

Postby saf18hornet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:45 pm

Finickywalrus wrote:
twochipmunks wrote:
Finickywalrus wrote:Just received an email rejecting my negotiation effort :cry: Presented an offer from UVA that was $15000 more, but they declined to match because it wasn't substantially more (like 30000 they said). Though I have a feeling they would have declined to match even if the disparity were more significant.

I understand where they're coming from, but they made it sound completely reasonable to spend an amount of money equivalent to a car (their comparison not mine) to attend a school that is a "better fit." Perhaps I'm too debt averse, but 15000 is still a lot of money to me (especially since I'm doing PI). Oh well :cry:


Do you mean 15k total or 15k/year?


15k total. I think there's an argument to be made for it being a bit more owing to Michigan's cost of living, but it's not super strong. I know it seems like a trivial amount, but like they said, it's equivalent to a car, and that's a big deal.


Just my opinion, but if you feel 15k is a big deal, then you NEED to go to the lowest COA available to you.

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:05 pm

saf18hornet wrote:
Finickywalrus wrote:
twochipmunks wrote:
Finickywalrus wrote:Just received an email rejecting my negotiation effort :cry: Presented an offer from UVA that was $15000 more, but they declined to match because it wasn't substantially more (like 30000 they said). Though I have a feeling they would have declined to match even if the disparity were more significant.

I understand where they're coming from, but they made it sound completely reasonable to spend an amount of money equivalent to a car (their comparison not mine) to attend a school that is a "better fit." Perhaps I'm too debt averse, but 15000 is still a lot of money to me (especially since I'm doing PI). Oh well :cry:


Do you mean 15k total or 15k/year?


15k total. I think there's an argument to be made for it being a bit more owing to Michigan's cost of living, but it's not super strong. I know it seems like a trivial amount, but like they said, it's equivalent to a car, and that's a big deal.


Just my opinion, but if you feel 15k is a big deal, then you NEED to go to the lowest COA available to you.


Yeah, ultimately, $15k at the end of the day really isn't that much so if you're that debt-averse, then you'll just have to go where is most affordable.

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:06 pm

blueapple wrote:
speedofthought wrote:
ChervonaKatya wrote:
trqdor wrote:uhh anyone know how likely it is that someone will back out from going to preview 1 next weekend...? there are no hotels available at all around the area.

Did you try Air BnB?


Also -- and I know this isn't ideal -- Detroit is really not very far away. You could get a hotel there and a rental car and do all right. Not sure where you would park though.


There are 1000 hotels between Ann Arbor and Detroit if it comes to that. Don't stay in Detroit - hotels will be way more expensive and much farther away than necessary. If you have to, stay near the airport and uber to campus (but I doubt you'll have to stay that far away).

I would recommend contacting admissions and see if they have any recs though.


I visited ... last week (I think) and I airbnb'd. The place wasn't super nice, but it was nice enough for what I needed it for. About a 10-15 min walk to the LS, depending on how fast of a walker you are (I walk fast af lol) and probably like 15-20 min from most of the restaurants on Main St.

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

Postby Nightwing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 pm

I just got waitlisted. Why is this happening to me?

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

Postby sadie2law » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Just got WLed
Applied 1/15.
Sent a Why Michigan 2 weeks ago.

GPA 4.0//LSAT 171

About to withdraw.

Is what it is.

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

Postby EWofNell » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:25 pm

I'm sorry to hear of the waitlists. Especially, Nightwing, I know you've had a frustrating cycle. I do hope that sometime in the next few weeks it turns around buddy.

Did you guys hear by email or by status checker

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

Postby Instrumental » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:27 pm

Also got the waitlist treatment

Edit: email notification. It really tries to sooth you.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby sadie2law » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:28 pm

EWofNell wrote:I'm sorry to hear of the waitlists. Especially, Nightwing, I know you've had a frustrating cycle. I do hope that sometime in the next few weeks it turns around buddy.

Did you guys hear by email or by status checker


i just got the email

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

Postby mtf612 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:29 pm

Waitlisted with a 170/3.9. Applied early Feb and wrote a why mich. Going to hang in there for now.

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

Postby bearedman8 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:31 pm

Waitlisted. No why Michigan and >both 75ths, so not really surprised.

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

Postby Nightwing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:31 pm

EWofNell wrote:I'm sorry to hear of the waitlists. Especially, Nightwing, I know you've had a frustrating cycle. I do hope that sometime in the next few weeks it turns around buddy.

Did you guys hear by email or by status checker


Ditto by email. It was the nicest WL email I've ever seen, but it was still a WL email.

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

Postby sadie2law » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Nightwing wrote:
EWofNell wrote:I'm sorry to hear of the waitlists. Especially, Nightwing, I know you've had a frustrating cycle. I do hope that sometime in the next few weeks it turns around buddy.

Did you guys hear by email or by status checker


Ditto by email. It was the nicest WL email I've ever seen, but it was still a WL email.



+1 for nicest WL email of all time for sure, but ya know ... same concept

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

Postby nightie » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 am

Waitlisted too. LSAT @ median, GPA > 75th. I want to be upset, but that was a really nice-email from Dean Z.

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

Postby brinicolec » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:46 pm

Sorry to see all the WLs :(

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

Postby littlekidlover » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:21 am

Are there any theories for what the hell is going on with Michigan this cycle? Just a ton of YP? It seems like its more egregious than in past years; am I wrong about that? Or did they just offer too many acceptances earlier in the cycle?

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

Postby EWofNell » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:54 pm

Just curious- when is Michigan's deposit date?

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

Postby brinicolec » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:15 pm

EWofNell wrote:Just curious- when is Michigan's deposit date?


April 30 (summer starters & first deposit for fall starters)
June 15 (second deposit for fall starters)

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

Postby UghNonAmus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am

Anyone wanna start a thread for those attending ASW this week? Or is the population of future students on here smaller than I believe it to be?



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