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Emma.
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Emma. » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:05 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Have folks submitted their Darrow essays yet?

Anyone want to trade? (Not yet done with mine, though!)


I've been both overworked and sick, so my essay is not really ready for any other eyes yet. I may end up asking Dean Z for a couple more days to finish it off, and turn it in on Monday.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby washingtonian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:38 am

i also was just able to log into the admitted students website for the 1st time.... does this mean i am definitely in? i am neurotic and assuming they are playing a sick joke on me.....

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:42 am

to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby washingtonian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:47 am

since i am now compulsively checking this page.... my optional essay was 1.5 pages. the admissions office told me this was fine.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:24 pm

Just went to decision on status checker . . . Michigan is a big reach for me, so I'm willing to bet a round of WL/rejects is going out

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:24 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:Just went to decision on status checker . . . Michigan is a big reach for me, so I'm willing to bet a round of WL/rejects is going out


Have you checked the AS site?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:25 pm

DCD wrote:to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).


Mine was a page. I really think it's best to keep it from bleeding over onto the second page.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby bloodonthetracks » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:26 pm

I applied 10 days ago and haven't received a single email from Mich. Is this normal?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby holborn » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:26 pm

DCD wrote:to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).


I had a page and a line or something like that. I would cut it down a bit then maybe play with the margins or font (but never go below 11pt).

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:Just went to decision on status checker . . . Michigan is a big reach for me, so I'm willing to bet a round of WL/rejects is going out


Have you checked the AS site?


No . . . probably wait for the letter. More dignified rejection that way I think.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby holborn » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:27 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:I applied 10 days ago and haven't received a single email from Mich. Is this normal?


yes. I applied 3.5 weeks ago and still no status checker. I didnt even get an email acknowleding my app for over a week. Theyre behind. don't hold your breath.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:27 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:Just went to decision on status checker . . . Michigan is a big reach for me, so I'm willing to bet a round of WL/rejects is going out


Have you checked the AS site?


No . . . probably wait for the letter. More dignified rejection that way I think.


Wow, pretty sure you have more patience than 99% of people on here.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:28 pm

OK, I just cracked and checked it . . . IN!!!!! Have hope all you 164 non-URMS111

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:OK, I just cracked and checked it . . . IN!!!!! Have hope all you 164 non-URMS111


Haha, congrats!!!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:OK, I just cracked and checked it . . . IN!!!!! Have hope all you 164 non-URMS111


Haha, congrats!!!


+1

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Shaggier1 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:34 pm

Awesome!!! Congrats.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:38 pm

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby bloodonthetracks » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:40 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:I applied 10 days ago and haven't received a single email from Mich. Is this normal?


yes. I applied 3.5 weeks ago and still no status checker. I didnt even get an email acknowleding my app for over a week. Theyre behind. don't hold your breath.


damn, that's frustrating. i just want them to acknowledge that i exist.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:41 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
DCD wrote:to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).


Mine was a page. I really think it's best to keep it from bleeding over onto the second page.


Double spaced, or single? 1 page double spaced is just not that much, and if you have something you feel is important to say I really don't think 1.5 pages doubled spaced is a problem. Minimizing margins and using 11 pt font is always a good idea in those cases, though...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:42 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
DCD wrote:to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).


Mine was a page. I really think it's best to keep it from bleeding over onto the second page.


Double spaced, or single? 1 page double spaced is just not that much, and if you have something you feel is important to say I really don't think 1.5 pages doubled spaced is a problem. Minimizing margins and using 11 pt font is always a good idea in those cases, though...


People overestimate the subtlety and value of the bolded.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:44 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
DCD wrote:to save me from having to scroll through 75+ pages:

How long were your optional essays? it says "should be approx one page." Does tha tmean 1 and 3/4 is ok? Anyone have insight? Ive called the admissions office but they have yet to get back to me (and I dont expect them to anytime soon).


Mine was a page. I really think it's best to keep it from bleeding over onto the second page.


Double spaced, or single? 1 page double spaced is just not that much, and if you have something you feel is important to say I really don't think 1.5 pages doubled spaced is a problem. Minimizing margins and using 11 pt font is always a good idea in those cases, though...


I went one page, double spaced. Just work on being succinct and cutting the stuff that isn't as important.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby holborn » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:44 pm

double spaced. Michigan comments in other places on the app that they prefer double spaced so I went with that. But I believe I had about .9" margins and 11 font. And a line on the 2nd page. I would say don't go over 1.5 pages though. Because then its closer to 2 than 1.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:47 pm

julesm2200 wrote:double spaced. Michigan comments in other places on the app that they prefer double spaced so I went with that. But I believe I had about .9" margins and 11 font. And a line on the 2nd page. I would say don't go over 1.5 pages though. Because then its closer to 2 than 1.


I talked to the adcomms.. they basically said 1.5 is fine. Ive already cut it down so much that it would lose meaning if I cut it down anymore. We'll see

congrats to the guy who got in!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Unitas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:49 pm

One of mine is half a page the other is 1 page and a half. I thought that would be ok.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby holborn » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:50 pm

sharthree wrote:Okay...tomorrow. I will have been complete for 12 weeks. :( Insert sadness.


Your situation makes me scared. I don't think I can handle hearing nothing from Michigan for 12 weeks. I'll have a heart attack. Or become depressed.




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