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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Aeon wrote:Aw, Hopeful, did you mention some of this in a "Why Michigan?" essay?


I'm saving this material for when I am placed on the waitlist. By the way, is this a good strategy for people who have borderline numbers? I didn't write any "why" essays knowing that I would probably make the waitlist and that I would save the "why" essay for my LOCI?

-HL

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Lincoln » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:
Aeon wrote:Aw, Hopeful, did you mention some of this in a "Why Michigan?" essay?


I'm saving this material for when I am placed on the waitlist. By the way, is this a good strategy for people who have borderline numbers? I didn't write any "why" essays knowing that I would probably make the waitlist and that I would save the "why" essay for my LOCI?

-HL

Making waitlist at Michigan = not getting in. Last year they did not accept a single person from their waitlist, according to Dean Z.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:54 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:
Aeon wrote:Aw, Hopeful, did you mention some of this in a "Why Michigan?" essay?


I'm saving this material for when I am placed on the waitlist. By the way, is this a good strategy for people who have borderline numbers? I didn't write any "why" essays knowing that I would probably make the waitlist and that I would save the "why" essay for my LOCI?

-HL

Making waitlist at Michigan = not getting in. Last year they did not accept a single person from their waitlist, according to Dean Z.


So they were absolutely perfectly able to predict how many of their accepted students would accept offers to make their perfectly predicted class size? How is that possible?

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:56 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:
Aeon wrote:Aw, Hopeful, did you mention some of this in a "Why Michigan?" essay?


I'm saving this material for when I am placed on the waitlist. By the way, is this a good strategy for people who have borderline numbers? I didn't write any "why" essays knowing that I would probably make the waitlist and that I would save the "why" essay for my LOCI?

-HL

Making waitlist at Michigan = not getting in. Last year they did not accept a single person from their waitlist, according to Dean Z.


Ouch!

As for holding out hope this year: Two cycles ago a friend of mine had his seat deposit in place at Georgetown, was ready to go in late August, and out of nowhere Michigan called and asked, "You want in?" And he dropped everything and immediately called Georgetown to say see ya later.. Here's to hope!

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby rondemarino » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:05 pm

Halibut6 wrote:So they were absolutely perfectly able to predict how many of their accepted students would accept offers to make their perfectly predicted class size? How is that possible?


A lot of schools overenrolled their 1L class because they underestimated the yield.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Veritas » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:19 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Avocado, historically, on LSN, Mich makes a round of ED decisions before Thanksgiving. Please, lets us be neurotic in peace.


Veritas, you are ED at Michigan?? I thought you were thinking ED at UVA?

I thought about UVA, because I missed the Mich deadline. But Mich is who I REALLLY wanted and, thus, made a push for ED that they accepted.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Aeon » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:20 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:
Aeon wrote:Aw, Hopeful, did you mention some of this in a "Why Michigan?" essay?


I'm saving this material for when I am placed on the waitlist. By the way, is this a good strategy for people who have borderline numbers? I didn't write any "why" essays knowing that I would probably make the waitlist and that I would save the "why" essay for my LOCI?

-HL

The impression that I generally get from additional optional essays is that schools can use them to gauge potential applicants' interest in them. Accordingly, if one applies ED somewhere, they're obligated to go if admitted, and so by this logic, the optional essays may have limited effect on ED applicants' cycles.

However, Dean Z did make a point in her interview (the one that's posted here on TLS) that the additional essays can sometimes help to bolster a candidate's application by giving the Admissions Committee more material to work with. Of course, if the essays are poorly-written, then I imagine that they can also be detrimental, but from Dean Z's response, it sounds like they more often help applicants, rather than hurt them.

Based on what I've read, if someone isn't admitted via ED, then they are rolled over into the RD pool, so I guess then submitting a "Why Michigan?" essay might be a LOCI of sorts. Personally, I don't see the harm in submitting an optional essay (or two) while still under consideration, and then, if ultimately wait-listed, drafting up a separate LOCI. Just my 2¢, though.


On a somewhat unrelated note, from the looks of it, no ED admits so far today. :?

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Veritas » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:29 pm

hope for tomorrow, I guess :|

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby babin.6 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:08 pm

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:22 pm

babin.6 wrote:Tomorrow or wednesday. Hopefully before thanksgiving


If I get outright rejected, I will cope by eating a ridiculous amount of food, then I'll look in the bathroom mirror and say out loud, "Look at you! You're a reject AND you're fat!" [Tears rolling down my cheek, as I reach for the piece of turkey that sits cold and dead, like me, on a plate near my toothbrush.]

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby avacado111 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:34 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:
babin.6 wrote:Tomorrow or wednesday. Hopefully before thanksgiving


If I get outright rejected, I will cope by eating a ridiculous amount of food, then I'll look in the bathroom mirror and say out loud, "Look at you! You're a reject AND you're fat!" [Tears rolling down my cheek, as I reach for the piece of turkey that sits cold and dead, like me, on a plate near my toothbrush.]


dude. Don't even do that. I was depressed for a month in high school when I didn't get accepted into my dream school (cornell). So I ate crazy. In one MONTH I gained 30 pounds (WTF). I was really skinny, and from a size 4 I became a size 10. It took me a year to drop it all off. Seriously. It will make yourself feeling worse. I wish someone whould have told me.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:19 am

avacado111 wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:
babin.6 wrote:Tomorrow or wednesday. Hopefully before thanksgiving


If I get outright rejected, I will cope by eating a ridiculous amount of food, then I'll look in the bathroom mirror and say out loud, "Look at you! You're a reject AND you're fat!" [Tears rolling down my cheek, as I reach for the piece of turkey that sits cold and dead, like me, on a plate near my toothbrush.]


dude. Don't even do that. I was depressed for a month in high school when I didn't get accepted into my dream school (cornell). So I ate crazy. In one MONTH I gained 30 pounds (WTF). I was really skinny, and from a size 4 I became a size 10. It took me a year to drop it all off. Seriously. It will make yourself feeling worse. I wish someone whould have told me.


Thanks for the advice avocado. I'm already a stress eater, so I guess I can't say I was totally joking, but I was definitely kidding around! If I'm outright rejected, I'll probably just be sad for a few days and move on..

HL

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby bighead715 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:31 am

im already sad because i totally anticipate a DING

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Veritas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:44 am

bighead715 wrote:im already sad because i totally anticipate a DING

:( +1

keep hope though!!!!

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby bighead715 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:57 am

ill try, but i seriously, seriously doubt it

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby sckon » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:32 am

still waiting for my status checker....

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby flyers05 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:47 am

Just got in 167, 4.06 MI Resident

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby snickersnicker » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:10 am

Just logged into the admitted students site! But I can't access the Mail and Money link. Just brings me back to the admitted students login screen. What does it meeeaaan???!!! 166/3.99/in-state/wrote a really solid Why Mich?/DS.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby huarwfn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:45 am

OMG. In. *dances*I [strike]think[/strike] know my Why Mich was stronger than my PS.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:57 pm

Has your status checker been updated??

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby huarwfn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:59 pm

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Has your status checker been updated??


Nope. It still just says complete.

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby uofmsbiggestfan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:04 pm

I still haven't received my status checker :(

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby Veritas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:13 pm

snickersnicker wrote:Just logged into the admitted students site! But I can't access the Mail and Money link. Just brings me back to the admitted students login screen. What does it meeeaaan???!!! 166/3.99/in-state/wrote a really solid Why Mich?/DS.

I feel like it means good things~ :D

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby snickersnicker » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:11 pm

Acceptance package just came!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Michigan ED Applicants

Postby crombot » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:29 pm

snickersnicker wrote:Acceptance package just came!!! :mrgreen:


Did you have a change in your status checker before you got your package??

And CONGRATS btw!




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