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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:46 am

publiuspublicola wrote:Just logged into the admitted students site this morning!


Congrats! It's nice to see they are still admitting people :)

When did you go complete?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby publiuspublicola » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:50 pm

r6_philly wrote:
publiuspublicola wrote:Just logged into the admitted students site this morning!


Congrats! It's nice to see they are still admitting people :)

When did you go complete?


Thanks. I was complete on 01/22. So almost exactly 2 months for the decision. Considering the thousands of applications they are likely sorting through, not bad.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:35 pm

roger8219 wrote:
I don't think Michigan discriminates in giving out $$ (I know they don't with ED and deferrals), so if you have the numbers that would have gotten $$ in a reg decision, I don't see why the WL would change that.


The FAQ section seems to suggest a not completely rosy picture:

"Candidates who receive offers from the waitlist receive consideration for need-based grants on exactly the same terms as those admitted earlier in the season, and most of our financial aid resources are devoted to need-based aid; people admitted from the waitlist , however, are less likely to qualify for merit scholarships."

It could be that we on the waitlist are "less likely to qualify" because, taken as a whole population, we have stats that average below the qualifying floors. Hopefully that's the case. But it could also be true that we're less likely to qualify simply because we are on the waitlist.


The only thing I can think (besides the number issue, which I'm sure is a big factor) is that maybe money starts to dry up. If money's available and you have the numbers, I can't really seeing your chances being that diminished from normal...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby wackjickham » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:46 pm

My roommate said I just got a letter at home from Michigan Law... curious as to what this is because I'm currently waitlisted. I can't log in to admitted students site and my status checker says "decision". Any idea what this thing is? Has this been happening to other people? Are they just checking to make sure I'm alive?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:51 pm

wackjickham wrote:My roommate said I just got a letter at home from Michigan Law... curious as to what this is because I'm currently waitlisted. I can't log in to admitted students site and my status checker says "decision". Any idea what this thing is? Has this been happening to other people? Are they just checking to make sure I'm alive?


It might be a letter saying your application was withdrawn because you didn't respond to the waitlist offer. Call them and let them know you did want to be considered on the waitlist.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby x47point6 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Any idea of typically how long between "Status: Decision" and merit aid notification? (Saw it elsewhere on thread before but can't find now.)

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby wackjickham » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:53 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
wackjickham wrote:My roommate said I just got a letter at home from Michigan Law... curious as to what this is because I'm currently waitlisted. I can't log in to admitted students site and my status checker says "decision". Any idea what this thing is? Has this been happening to other people? Are they just checking to make sure I'm alive?


It might be a letter saying your application was withdrawn because you didn't respond to the waitlist offer. Call them and let them know you did want to be considered on the waitlist.


This is probably it, thanks.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby happyhopes » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:19 pm

x47point6 wrote:Any idea of typically how long between "Status: Decision" and merit aid notification? (Saw it elsewhere on thread before but can't find now.)



Yep, I asked about this last week. Starstruck said a letter came a couple weeks after the acceptance letter and maholamontana said "my letter came about a week after my admission letter." My status want to "Decision" either the same day or the day after I received my snail-mail acceptance last week and I haven't heard anything about scholarships yet. good luck!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby toolshed » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:26 pm

Anybody know the seat deposit deadline for UM? I want to say 4/30, but having a hard time finding it again.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cardinalandgold » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:46 pm

toolshed wrote:Anybody know the seat deposit deadline for UM? I want to say 4/30, but having a hard time finding it again.

Seat deposit deadline is 4/30. Just checked it myself last night.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby toolshed » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:47 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:
toolshed wrote:Anybody know the seat deposit deadline for UM? I want to say 4/30, but having a hard time finding it again.

Seat deposit deadline is 4/30. Just checked it myself last night.


Many thanks. So much variance in the schools, just wanted to make sure I didn't get it mixed up.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby UFMatt » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Rejected by snail mail today. I wouldn't mind, but it took them 5 months to tell me.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby xcountryjunkie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Rejected today. Utterly shocked. At 169, ~3.7, that seems to be pretty much unheard of (according to LSN). Plus, they've had my application since the beginning of November, so if I was going to rejected I figured that would have happened a long time ago. Looks like I may not be going to law school next year after all.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:Rejected today. Utterly shocked. At 169, ~3.7, that seems to be pretty much unheard of (according to LSN). Plus, they've had my application since the beginning of November, so if I was going to rejected I figured that would have happened a long time ago. Looks like I may not be going to law school next year after all.


Tough luck, they snubbed me too. Good luck at Cornell!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby xcountryjunkie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:53 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
xcountryjunkie wrote:Rejected today. Utterly shocked. At 169, ~3.7, that seems to be pretty much unheard of (according to LSN). Plus, they've had my application since the beginning of November, so if I was going to rejected I figured that would have happened a long time ago. Looks like I may not be going to law school next year after all.


Tough luck, they snubbed me too. Good luck at Cornell!


Thanks. Though, I feel like I'm gonna get answers on my waitlists before I get my initial decision from Cornell.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby cendien » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Rejected today as well. Though mine is much less surprising. Ah well, the dream has died. Time to be more realistic with my options!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:22 pm

Got the ding letter last night. Not a shocker, but I honestly thought I had a shot here. Oh well...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:32 pm

scottstot wrote:Anyone read Dean Z's blog today? OUCH

http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=17


Why not a blog post saying how they screwed up the waitlist response survey and that people are undoubtedly being withdrawn from the waitlist despite responding to the survey? Or did I miss that blog? Less rants, more helpfulness (but that applies to the internet as a whole lol). I wouldn't want to be the guy who lied about a scholarship, maybe he should have read this article rather than learning the lesson first hand like one of my classmates did: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby aimhigh09 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:49 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Tough luck, they snubbed me too.


I thought you got back on the waitlist??? After I called them last Friday, my status updated over the weekend btw, from Decision Made to Waitlisted.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby los blancos » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:53 pm

scottstot wrote:Anyone read Dean Z's blog today? OUCH

http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=17


Natural selection at work.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:05 pm

aimhigh09 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
Tough luck, they snubbed me too.


I thought you got back on the waitlist??? After I called them last Friday, my status updated over the weekend btw, from Decision Made to Waitlisted.


Yes mine did too, but I considered a waitlist being snubbed. I have an entitlement problem. They were very nice when I called to fix the waitlist problem though, so thats a plus.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Heather85 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:08 pm

Does anyone know if Darrows are still being offered?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:12 pm

Heather85 wrote:Does anyone know if Darrows are still being offered?


When did you apply? If you just got in recently, and have the numbers and softs, you might still have a chance. If you've been in for any appreciable length of time, I'd say you're chances are then pretty slim...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Heather85 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:20 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
Heather85 wrote:Does anyone know if Darrows are still being offered?


When did you apply? If you just got in recently, and have the numbers and softs, you might still have a chance. If you've been in for any appreciable length of time, I'd say you're chances are then pretty slim...



Got in last week. LSAT is below median, GPA higher. Don't really think I have a shot but one can always dream.




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