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JayTal
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JayTal » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:21 pm

WL - I'll take that as a victory though!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:22 pm

welkyn wrote: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.....

+1, <3 MICH

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby calicocat » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:24 pm

welkyn wrote: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.....

same

sick to my stomach scared

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:25 pm

welkyn wrote: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.....


LOL

Michigan to X: "Were sorry Mr/Ms X, your such a great candidate but we can't admit you because we don't have any room left for you at this point."
Michigan to Y 5 minutes later: "Congratulations! Welcome aboard!"

Fun fun.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

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

calicocat wrote:
welkyn wrote: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.....

same

sick to my stomach scared

there's room behind this chair I'm using to hide.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:27 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
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


That's strange for sure. I don't know. I'm guessing (hoping) that for people above both 75ths, and with no clear expression of Why Michigan, that this is a form of YP. I could be wrong though.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Joan Hollaway » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:28 pm

calicocat wrote:
welkyn wrote: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.....

same

sick to my stomach scared


i think youre getting in love<3

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:29 pm

I'm annoyed because Michigan's office confirmed receipt of my Why essay yesterday at 11 and waitlisted me 22 hours later. Now I don't really know if it was considered or how much different to make my LOCI. My Why essay was good! I just want to say, "hey read that essay that I just sent when considering taking my off the WL."

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby calicocat » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:30 pm

Joan Hollaway wrote:
calicocat wrote:
welkyn wrote: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.....

same

sick to my stomach scared


i think youre getting in love<3

God I hope so <3

I gotta keep helm from throwing you in a lake ;)

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:38 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:
welkyn wrote: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.....


LOL

Michigan to X: "Were sorry Mr/Ms X, your such a great candidate but we can't admit you because we don't have any room left for you at this point."
Michigan to Y 5 minutes later: "Congratulations! Welcome aboard!"

Fun fun.

Meh. That's how the game is played. Unfortunately, it just sucks to be X.


<-------------- X



True. If I ran a law school, instead out outright lying, I would say this.

Me. to X: "I am not sorry to tell you that we found enough candidates that we liked that were at least as well credentialed as you. We are going to admit them rather than you. Good luck."
Me to Y 5 minutes later: "Congratulations! Welcome aboard!"

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby legendwaitforitdairy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm

WL Central

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby GeePee » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm

Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:10 pm

GeePee wrote:Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.

+1. I thought I had pretty good reasons for wanting to go to Michigan.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Why was I left standing?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby IAFG » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:12 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
GeePee wrote:Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.

+1. I thought I had pretty good reasons for wanting to go to Michigan.

i now believe in YP. huh. how about that.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:19 pm

IAFG wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
GeePee wrote:Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.

+1. I thought I had pretty good reasons for wanting to go to Michigan.

i now believe in YP. huh. how about that.


Dean Z may just think we're all jackasses too.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby GeePee » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:20 pm

MF248 wrote:
IAFG wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
GeePee wrote:Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.

+1. I thought I had pretty good reasons for wanting to go to Michigan.

i now believe in YP. huh. how about that.


Dean Z may just think we're all jackasses too.

I don't think I've posted anything substantial on the UMich thread before this, at least not more than once. Unless Dean Z reads through all of TLS, it would be pretty hard for her to know that I post here.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:22 pm

GeePee wrote:Waitlisted today. GPA, LSAT >75%, wrote a detailed Why Mich. Absolutely no clue what they're doing up there. Good luck everyone.


Can't believe you got waitlisted. That's ridiculous. Makes me think there is no rhyme or reason to any of this madness.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:25 pm

GeePee wrote:
MF248 wrote:
IAFG wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:+1. I thought I had pretty good reasons for wanting to go to Michigan.

i now believe in YP. huh. how about that.


Dean Z may just think we're all jackasses too.

I don't think I've posted anything substantial on the UMich thread before this, at least not more than once. Unless Dean Z reads through all of TLS, it would be pretty hard for her to know that I post here.


I wasn't making reference to TLS, I was making a reference to her blog where she says that they don't want jackasses at UMich.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:27 pm

YP is a ridiculous practice. It takes away genuinely interested applicants. Coming into this cycle, Michigan was in my top 3 for schools. A little bit of money would have gone A LONG way.

I dunno, it just seems counter-productive to protect your yield instead of going after the best applicants possible.

Then again, I might not have been YPed. I might have just not been good enough. Either way, I'm gonna pursue the WL and try and get off of it.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:30 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:YP is a ridiculous practice. It takes away genuinely interested applicants. Coming into this cycle, Michigan was in my top 3 for schools. A little bit of money would have gone A LONG way.

I dunno, it just seems counter-productive to protect your yield instead of going after the best applicants possible.

Then again, I might not have been YPed. I might have just not been good enough. Either way, I'm gonna pursue the WL and try and get off of it.


It could be that they realize applicants of your quality will want money to attend, but they only have limited scholarship resources that they use to target different types of applicants. They then accept you off the waitlist later in the cycle and then try to give you whatever money is left over.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby notanumber » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:47 pm

YP is an odd game. I submitted a late application to Michigan without a "why Michigan" essay and my "stats" place me squarely in YP territory but I was admitted. I am seriously considering Michigan (esp. if they offer me money), so it was probably a good move on their part.

It's a crying shame that schools feel like they have to kowtow to the metrics of USNews. I'm sure there are several highly qualified applicants that would go to places like Michigan, Penn, and Virginia if they didn't feel like they were being strung-along or that their application was not taken seriously.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby mb88 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Wait-listed today via email. :/

Sigh, I really wanted Michigan. My stats are in profile.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Chairman » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:53 pm

Waitlisted.... :(

LSAT > 75%, GPA > median. Sent in a "why michigan" earlier this week (although maybe not in time). I was really hoping for a Michigan acceptance (good school, low COL, etc.) and would (will?) likely end up there unless I get a fluke YHS acceptance. I'll be lucky if I make it to April with my sanity!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby roundabout » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:57 pm

So sorry about WLs, all. It seems like most of you have such solid numbers that you'll still be somebody's baby, for whatever that's worth. When did people that just heard about WL apply or go complete?




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