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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby squelp » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:37 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:
soyable wrote:Just saw that my status was at "Decision" and logged into the Admitted Students site! My first T14 acceptance...feels pretty good. :D


Congrats!

With your acceptance, I'm practically the last 169, 3.6-3.7 on LSN without a Michigan acceptance AND I was the first to apply (by 10+ days). I'm beginning to wonder why they hopped over me to you guys. :(


+1 except with slightly higher LSAT. Why no love, Mich?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby summerschooled » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:53 pm

Just got the Dean's Scholarship letter -- $54k! Now I'm even more excited about Michigan :D

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:55 pm

summerschooled wrote:Just got the Dean's Scholarship letter -- $54k! Now I'm even more excited about Michigan :D


Congratulations!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby tamlyric » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:56 pm

Looks like Tuesday is off to an auspicious beginning. Congrats all! :mrgreen:

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby summerschooled » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:01 pm

thalassocrat wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Just got the Dean's Scholarship letter -- $54k! Now I'm even more excited about Michigan :D


Congratulations!

Thanks! Michigan's definitely making a strong case for itself.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:04 pm

summerschooled wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Just got the Dean's Scholarship letter -- $54k! Now I'm even more excited about Michigan :D


Congratulations!

Thanks! Michigan's definitely making a strong case for itself.


Congrats... that is awesome! It's nice to know that you are getting a 33% discount on school (when you include COL).

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:21 pm

grandslam wrote:
xcountryjunkie wrote:
soyable wrote:Just saw that my status was at "Decision" and logged into the Admitted Students site! My first T14 acceptance...feels pretty good. :D


Congrats!

With your acceptance, I'm practically the last 169, 3.6-3.7 on LSN without a Michigan acceptance AND I was the first to apply (by 10+ days). I'm beginning to wonder why they hopped over me to you guys. :(


I'm 169 3.6-3.7 too. Michigan's my top choice and the lack of a decision is driving me nuts! :evil:


I'm same except a little higher LSAT. I got the "haven't reached a decision" email last week. Have the more recent acceptance been from those who got the email as well? I sent in an updated transcript, an abbreviated LOCI, and fall grades (which upped my GPA by .03...will that make a difference at all?).

Hoping for some news soon, as my LSAT is at/above 75th and GPA is basically at median.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby wakefield » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:04 pm

boilercat wrote:I'm scared shitless now, my measly 68% on LSP looks like nothing now.


+1,000

I didn't even apply early...looks like I'm waiting on a rejection letter now.

Also, has anyone ever accidently reversed LSAT/GPA on LSP? I just had a mini-heart attack when I saw the entire page of red.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:09 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02330.html

check out the end of the article... looks like Michigan is losing Douglas Laycock to UVA. I haven't heard back from either school yet, but I definitely said I wanted to take classes with him in my Why Michigan.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby washingtonian » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:18 pm

has anyone gotten in for the summer session and asked about switching to fall?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cougarlive » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:41 pm

akapur wrote:Anyone else go to decision on 1/11 and not receive mail yet?



Me. In the Northwest--which could partly explain the delay.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby loveistheway » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:49 pm

washingtonian wrote:has anyone gotten in for the summer session and asked about switching to fall?


Yup.

In through ED and switched to Fall, but there were some pretty major extenuating circumstances and they mentioned that they rarely switch people. If you got a good reason, it's worth a try I suppose.

Michigan is amazing, by far (like 10,000 leagues under the sea far) the friendliest law school I've had contact with; their staff is just incredibly accessible and generous.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:01 pm

just got a voicemail from my dad.

54k at michigan!!!

THANKS DEAN Z! (god i love that woman).

my dad's voicemail mentioned that this makes me 'ineligible for need-based aid.' anyone who's seen the letter know what he's saying?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:14 pm

gahthelaw wrote:just got a voicemail from my dad.

54k at michigan!!!

THANKS DEAN Z! (god i love that woman).

my dad's voicemail mentioned that this makes me 'ineligible for need-based aid.' anyone who's seen the letter know what he's saying?


It says something to the effect that since $54k is such a substantial amount of aid, need-based aid wouldn't be considered for you, but of course, loans are still available.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Kretzy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:16 pm

Just got the mail; $45K. Does anyone know how financial aid breaks down for Summer Start? It didn't seem to state.

gahthelaw wrote:
my dad's voicemail mentioned that this makes me 'ineligible for need-based aid.' anyone who's seen the letter know what he's saying?


Congrats! The letter says we won't be getting any need-based aid, even if we qualify. It also says they are unlikely to "compete" with any other offers, though that could just be a "check" against being inundated by emails asking for more moolah.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:19 pm

Kretzy wrote:The letter says we won't be getting any need-based aid, even if we qualify. It also says they are unlikely to "compete" with any other offers, though that could just be a "check" against being inundated by emails asking for more moolah.


that seems likely -- they give out so much money, i don't know if they can really play games like other schools can.

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It says something to the effect that since $54k is such a substantial amount of aid, need-based aid wouldn't be considered for you, but of course, loans are still available.


hmm...i mean, it IS a substantial amount of aid. i mean, god. $18k / year sounds like a ton. i mean, you could actually live off that.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Amelie » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:21 pm

Kretzy wrote:Congrats! The letter says we won't be getting any need-based aid, even if we qualify. It also says they are unlikely to "compete" with any other offers, though that could just be a "check" against being inundated by emails asking for more moolah.



I hope that's the case. UVA offered me more $$, but right now I think I like Michigan more... so I was hoping that I'd be able to negotiate...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:47 pm

Kretzy wrote:Just got the mail; $45K. Does anyone know how financial aid breaks down for Summer Start? It didn't seem to state.


I'm pretty sure it's $$/6 per semester, so for you $7.5k per. I can't imagine it'd be any different for summer start...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby bluejayk » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:59 pm

Sorry if we've been over this before but.. all acceptances and denials from M come through snail mail, right? And do people generally find that their status is updated to "decision rendered" or whatever a day or two before they get the mail?

I'm extra curious because I'm away from home on business and there's no one to check the mail for at least a week.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Space_Cowboy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:05 pm

Kretzy wrote:Just got the mail; $45K. Does anyone know how financial aid breaks down for Summer Start? It didn't seem to state.


There is one wrinkle to summer start, although it evens itself out (I think, don't remember if GradPLUS interest accumulates while in school).

Anyway, since federal loan eligibility applies to a specific academic calendar (June - June), Summer Starters will only be able to borrow $20 in subsidized loans even though the three semester budget is $100k-ish (not $65k-ish for two semesters). So you'll end up taking a shit load of money through GradPLUS in year one, but you'll make this up in your final "year," which is really one semester.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:07 pm

Got the letter for the $45,000 Dean's Scholarship today, along with my train ticket to A2 for the Preview Weekend. Very, very excited.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby beamsmehome » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:08 pm

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby los blancos » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:13 pm

gahthelaw wrote:just got a voicemail from my dad.

54k at michigan!!!

THANKS DEAN Z! (god i love that woman).

my dad's voicemail mentioned that this makes me 'ineligible for need-based aid.' anyone who's seen the letter know what he's saying?


hmm your numbers give me hope.

though ATM i'm just concerned with getting in since i applied late

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby vidhartha » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:13 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Just got the mail; $45K. Does anyone know how financial aid breaks down for Summer Start? It didn't seem to state.


I'm pretty sure it's $$/6 per semester, so for you $7.5k per. I can't imagine it'd be any different for summer start...


It works out to:
Summer = 5k
Fall = 5k
Winter = 5k
Fall = 7.5k
Winter = 7.5k
Fall (Last semester) = 15k

Since the money is given per year, the 15k is the max you get per year. Atleast thats how it worked for me last year.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby los blancos » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:13 pm

thalassocrat wrote:Got the letter for the $45,000 Dean's Scholarship today, along with my train ticket to A2 for the Preview Weekend. Very, very excited.


Congrats! :mrgreen:




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