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soullesswonder
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:27 pm

JRMjr wrote:To all the people on here who are mad at your apps taking so long, you should probably be mad at the clowns that waste the time of the Admissions Office staff by saying things like "I applied and forgot I even applied! ROFLOL"

Such stupidity.... why apply if its not worth your time? Thats like being accepted to a place, visiting, knowing you wont go, and not withdrawing from the waitlist (which prevents another eager person from getting their prized acceptance.)

dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb


No, it's not the same at all. You don't know at the start of your cycle where you'll get in, and you can't blame people for hedging. Holding on to an acceptance after your cycle is complete is a totally different thing because you have all the information in front of you at that point. A lot can change in your circumstances or your goals in the 3-4 months after you apply, so there's nothing wrong in throwing apps at a few good schools that are outside your target markets. At the time I applied to Michigan, I didn't think I wanted to be in the Midwest, but I liked the way they marketed themselves as a community and if some other schools didn't pan out I didn't want to second-guess myself later. As it happened, my priorities didn't change and I didn't "need" Michigan, so I didn't aggressively pursue them. Michigan picked up on that and WL'd me today.

This whole process is too unpredictable for people to send apps to only their top choices, so put the soap box away and take a deep breath.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JRMjr » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:31 pm

but the guy above that said "i forgot I applied".... I mean how is that not only careless but really just destructive.

Also- to the splitters, I was super borderline and got in early. Just show them you want Michigan BAD and you'll get in. It was my top choice and they could tell from the essays. Crush an LOCI and that will help alot

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:38 pm

JRMjr wrote:but the guy above that said "i forgot I applied".... I mean how is that not only careless but really just destructive.

Also- to the splitters, I was super borderline and got in early. Just show them you want Michigan BAD and you'll get in. It was my top choice and they could tell from the essays. Crush an LOCI and that will help alot


You act like it takes Adcomms an hour to find out if an app has a Why Mich? or a LOCI in the file. Beside, WTF cares if they forget, as long as the initial application served a legitimate purpose like the one I outlined in the previous post. Your degree of private obsession (as opposed to the extent of your expressed interest) is not and should not matter.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby lawyering » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:38 pm

Got the lovely YP waitlist email today too. Sorry Mich, but I probably wouldn't have attended even if you'd thrown me a full ride. See ya!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:39 pm

JRMjr wrote:but the guy above that said "i forgot I applied".... I mean how is that not only careless but really just destructive.

Also- to the splitters, I was super borderline and got in early. Just show them you want Michigan BAD and you'll get in. It was my top choice and they could tell from the essays. Crush an LOCI and that will help alot


This. If you're actually interested in Michigan, let them know. Part of me thinks a lot of this was an attempt to weed out those that weren't that interested anyway, or at least appeared that way. Not only does that reduce the number of applicants they have to worry about going forward, but it also helps give them a clearer picture of their pool so they don't over enroll like they did last year. I'm fairly confident that for those of you who are truly interested in Michigan, and are competitive applicants, if you express that interest at least some of you will get accepted off the WL...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby nyyankees » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:40 pm

WL as well. I have worse numbers than a lot of you, but I LOVE Michigan. Im holdin onto this sucker til the wheels fall off. Im pretty sure id leave wherever I am a week into classes for Michigan. Obsessed? yeah maybe

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:41 pm

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:57 pm

WL'd. I actually liked Michigan the most out of MVP. :( Michigan with money would have been hard to turn down.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:06 pm

3.4, 177 - Waitlisted.

Feeling pretty terrible about it. Really like Michigan. Holds at NU, Colubmia & the interview request at GTown didn't really get to me much, but this stings.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:07 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Michigan takes the cake for my first non-acceptance of the cylce (I'm not counting the Harvard hold as an actual decision). According to Class of 2012 numbers, I'm above both 75ths (171/4.0). As others have already said, I think this underscores the importance of the supplemental essays, especially the Why Michigan?, which I didn't write.


171, 3.9. Very good undergrad softs, very good letters of recommendation, grad school, wrote why michigan essay AND recently included an additional supplemental further showing them "love."

Waitlisted. Dean Z calls admitting students like putting together a jigsaw but it looks alot more like building a class using a buzzsaw. At least that's how it feels from my little perch of ingorance.

Makes me think they must have REALLY disliked my personal statement. Was even hoping for a scholarship. Whatever. Huge disappointment.
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby los blancos » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:07 pm

strokes788 wrote:Waitlisted via email just now

3.62, 172

I guess Michigan's new requirement this year is if your LSAT is over 170 and you're not a super splitter, lets yield protect the s*** out of you. Thought I had a shot at maybe some money if accepted, was one of my top choices. Guess a LOCI is in my near future.


I don't understand why this would be YP though. You're not really a CCN lock.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Reedie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:08 pm

strokes788 wrote:Waitlisted via email just now

3.62, 172

I guess Michigan's new requirement this year is if your LSAT is over 170 and you're not a super splitter, lets yield protect the s*** out of you. Thought I had a shot at maybe some money if accepted, was one of my top choices. Guess a LOCI is in my near future.


Similar numbers and the same result. I really like Michigan, and I have no idea if it's YP or not.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Shaggier1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:10 pm

Shaggier1 = Waitlisted @ Michigan :cry:

Withdrawing... bye Michigan thread.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:10 pm

los blancos wrote:
strokes788 wrote:Waitlisted via email just now

3.62, 172

I guess Michigan's new requirement this year is if your LSAT is over 170 and you're not a super splitter, lets yield protect the s*** out of you. Thought I had a shot at maybe some money if accepted, was one of my top choices. Guess a LOCI is in my near future.


I don't understand why this would be YP though. You're not really a CCN lock.


yeah, can't wait to see what their entering class profile looks like for 2010.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:12 pm

Wled. Unsure if yp. Disappointing either way

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby aimhigh09 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:12 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Michigan takes the cake for my first non-acceptance of the cylce (I'm not counting the Harvard hold as an actual decision). According to Class of 2012 numbers, I'm above both 75ths (171/4.0). As others have already said, I think this underscores the importance of the supplemental essays, especially the Why Michigan?, which I didn't write.


Not sure about this. I didn't write a Why Mich (or any other supp essays, though I did cover a bit of Why Mich in my PS), and I still got WL'ed with a 163/3.8. Pretty sure it was my work experience that got me that far.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:14 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:Shaggier1 = Waitlisted @ Michigan :cry:

Withdrawing... bye Michigan thread.

:| sry shag.

Looks like BOALT! :D

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby los blancos » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:15 pm

Anyone have any idea of why Mich is acting weird this cycle?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:16 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Michigan takes the cake for my first non-acceptance of the cylce (I'm not counting the Harvard hold as an actual decision). According to Class of 2012 numbers, I'm above both 75ths (171/4.0). As others have already said, I think this underscores the importance of the supplemental essays, especially the Why Michigan?, which I didn't write.


I was a 173/3.8 with good softs and I was WL'd. I wrote a pretty good why mich too

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:17 pm

los blancos wrote:Anyone have any idea of why Mich is acting weird this cycle?


I don't know if this is YP or if I'm a regular old waitlist, but right about now I'm wishing that Michigan had the extended ED deadline like Virginia...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby A Swift » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:17 pm

los blancos wrote:Anyone have any idea of why Mich is acting weird this cycle?



Got WL as well. But, go back a few pages and I was already worried about the impending WL wave. Look at their graph from last year.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:18 pm

los blancos wrote:Anyone have any idea of why Mich is acting weird this cycle?

even without a complete cycle, you can look at the LSN graphs from this cycle and last cycle. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. They might have the opportunity to be more selective with more applicants or something...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby welkyn » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:19 pm

just went from UR 2/25 to 2/26! still can't log onto admitted student site.... god, this is killing me

pls show me some love, michigan.....

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:21 pm

I got waitlisted.




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