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 mcvizz » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:07 pm

dj7 wrote:Yeah, I just got a scholarship email from them as well. Nothing on the status checker. $150k (Dean's Scholarship).


Great, now I'll be spending the next 4 hours refreshing my email...

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:21 pm

mcvizz wrote:
dj7 wrote:Yeah, I just got a scholarship email from them as well. Nothing on the status checker. $150k (Dean's Scholarship).


Great, now I'll be spending the next 4 hours refreshing my email...



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

Postby NotAGolfer » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:42 pm

I'm guessing since I was just admitted a week ago that I shouldn't expect to receive any scholarship news today? Are scholly notifications done in waves (similar to admission decisions)?

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

Postby TexasENG » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:58 pm

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

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:14 pm

dj7 wrote:Yeah, I just got a scholarship email from them as well. Nothing on the status checker. $150k (Dean's Scholarship).


+1

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

Postby smashbash » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:After much procrastination, finally sent my app. Bit of a hail mary. LSAT < 25th , GPA at median, URM. Only T14 I'm applying to.

I know my LORs are strong, and I feel good about my supp. essays. Only things I feel weak about my app are the LSAT score and my PS.


Dude if your LSAT is even close to their 25th and with your gpa, you should apply to more t-14 schools. You could get a nice boost since you are Mexican. I'm Hispanic but not Mexican and I did that with a lower gpa (albeit a higher LSAT). You have nothing to lose!


I was thinking about applying to Cornell and Georgetown. It's kind of intimidating tho :lol:

I never thought I would be applying to schools like these or even have the chance of attending one. I just got to get rid of this mindset.


Please apply to as many T14 schools as possible! I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised... just check out URM stats on LSN if you need some motivation!! GL :)

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

Postby Sarastro » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:33 pm

dj7 wrote:Yeah, I just got a scholarship email from them as well. Nothing on the status checker. $150k (Dean's Scholarship).

Congrats!
Looks like it's been about a month since you were accepted?

Seems like the typical timeline is roughly?
[App in] - 1 month - [App goes complete] - 1 month - [Admission decision] - 1 month - [Scholarship decision]

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

Postby smashbash » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:38 pm

blueapple wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
smashbash wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
smashbash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
smashbash wrote:Submitted 12/12... I'm below both 25ths so I'm not expecting much, however, I received the packet from Michigan with the fee waiver and a tidbit on the Latino Law Students Association... and it said in the letter that I'm a candidate with a strong chance of admission.. which I really don't get. I get the whole sending out fee waivers to reject applicants and make them look more selective, but why say that in the letter? Lol this has been driving me crazy because I hate that it's getting my hopes up!

are you a URM and how far below the 25ths are you? a URM with a 160+ does have a strong chance.


Not a URM, but Hispanic. 161/3.33


I also received that letter. MA with 164 LSAT / 3.7 GPA

FWIW I applied in mid Nov and my app is still incomplete


What I don't understand is- isn't Michigan supposed to have race-blind admissions?


That's not actually what Grutter v. Bollinger says, or what Michigan law specifies. I think California is one of the states where state schools explicitly cannot use race as far as I recall.



The state of Michigan enacted a law after Grutter banning affirmative action in admissions. So Michigan can't take race into account at all in admissions, but Michigan CAN encourage as many minority applicants as possible to apply.


That's what I thought... and that's why I didn't understand them stating that I was an applicant with a "strong chance of admission" when I'm clearly below both 25ths. Just false hope to motivate people to apply? Just a sick joke?

I'm planning on retaking in June anyways, but damn if i could get into Michigan this cycle without having to retake I would be on top of the world...

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

Postby blueapple » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:44 pm

smashbash wrote:
blueapple wrote:The state of Michigan enacted a law after Grutter banning affirmative action in admissions. So Michigan can't take race into account at all in admissions, but Michigan CAN encourage as many minority applicants as possible to apply.


That's what I thought... and that's why I didn't understand them stating that I was an applicant with a "strong chance of admission" when in clearly below both 25th. Just false hope to motivate people to apply? Just a sick joke?

I'm planning on retaking in June anyways, but damn if i could get into Michigan this cycle without having to retake I would be on top of the world...


I wouldn't say false hope or a sick joke - Michigan is truly very holistic and they do accept people below both medians sometimes. I'm non-URM and was under both medians (but very close to both medians) and was admitted off the WL in 2013. Maybe they admit some non-URMs who are below both medians so that they can admit URMs who are below both medians without getting hit by a lawsuit saying they're breaking the law? Who knows. But anyway I wouldn't count yourself out.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:29 pm

For people who have requested fee waivers, does mich do this thing where they say "we only hand out waivers through CRS" and then you magically get one 2-3 days later? I remember hearing something like this last year and wanted to see if they still do it.

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

Postby guynourmin » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:36 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:For people who have requested fee waivers, does mich do this thing where they say "we only hand out waivers through CRS" and then you magically get one 2-3 days later? I remember hearing something like this last year and wanted to see if they still do it.


The responded to my e-mail request with a waiver code the following day.

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:53 pm

TexasENG wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:I'm guessing since I was just admitted a week ago that I shouldn't expect to receive any scholarship news today? Are scholly notifications done in waves (similar to admission decisions)?


They said they evaluate schollies in the order that people were accepted for the most part,

Ty :)

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

Postby TexasENG » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:59 pm

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

Postby Aquinas » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:26 pm

Are there any other late-October applicants out there who still have yet to receive a decision? I applied 10/25, went complete 11/4, and haven't heard since. FWIW, I'm above both 75ths and didn't write a Why Mich. Starting to think I might've been YP'ed. :?

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

Postby raeofsunshine » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:34 pm

blueapple wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
smashbash wrote:
hammy393 wrote:
smashbash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
smashbash wrote:Submitted 12/12... I'm below both 25ths so I'm not expecting much, however, I received the packet from Michigan with the fee waiver and a tidbit on the Latino Law Students Association... and it said in the letter that I'm a candidate with a strong chance of admission.. which I really don't get. I get the whole sending out fee waivers to reject applicants and make them look more selective, but why say that in the letter? Lol this has been driving me crazy because I hate that it's getting my hopes up!

are you a URM and how far below the 25ths are you? a URM with a 160+ does have a strong chance.


Not a URM, but Hispanic. 161/3.33


I also received that letter. MA with 164 LSAT / 3.7 GPA

FWIW I applied in mid Nov and my app is still incomplete


What I don't understand is- isn't Michigan supposed to have race-blind admissions?


That's not actually what Grutter v. Bollinger says, or what Michigan law specifies. I think California is one of the states where state schools explicitly cannot use race as far as I recall.



The state of Michigan enacted a law after Grutter banning affirmative action in admissions. So Michigan can't take race into account at all in admissions, but Michigan CAN encourage as many minority applicants as possible to apply.


I also got that letter!! Hispanic with a 163/3.0 - there is no way that I am a "strong candidate with a strong chance of admission" I applied anyways though!

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

Postby carlos_danger » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:45 am

If we submitted in early September and still haven't heard anything, it's safe to assume waitlist by now right?

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

Postby notsolawful » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:14 am

carlos_danger wrote:If we submitted in early September and still haven't heard anything, it's safe to assume waitlist by now right?

I'm from October and I'm assuming that. :(

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

Postby Purple Post It Note » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:04 pm

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

Postby Torres1893 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:34 pm

Purple Post It Note wrote:In via email this morning! Super stoked - first t14 acceptance and Michigan is one of my top choices.

Submitted 11/5
Complete around 11/23ish


Congrats!

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

Postby 88234 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:26 pm

notsolawful wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:If we submitted in early September and still haven't heard anything, it's safe to assume waitlist by now right?

I'm from October and I'm assuming that. :(


From early October. Hoping for a waitlist, expecting a ding.

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

Postby amberb94 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:33 pm

Purple Post It Note wrote:In via email this morning! Super stoked - first t14 acceptance and Michigan is one of my top choices.

Submitted 11/5
Complete around 11/23ish


Congrats! Do you mind PMing stats? :)

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

Postby brinicolec » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:31 pm

amberb94 wrote:
Purple Post It Note wrote:In via email this morning! Super stoked - first t14 acceptance and Michigan is one of my top choices.

Submitted 11/5
Complete around 11/23ish


Congrats! Do you mind PMing stats? :)


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

Postby Purple Post It Note » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:30 pm

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

Postby pipipipi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:29 am

I applied 11/28 and still incomplete right now. Since Xmas is coming, any chance my application will be complete before 2017 you think?
I am awaiting a Dec LSAT score too.
Anyone know when does the AO start reviewing again after the new year?

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

Postby guynourmin » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:03 am

pipipipi wrote:I applied 11/28 and still incomplete right now. Since Xmas is coming, any chance my application will be complete before 2017 you think?
I am awaiting a Dec LSAT score too.


If the reviewer notices you are waiting on a Dec LSAT (they should), then I am pretty sure you won't be complete for a few weeks after they receive your Dec LSAT.



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