uofmsbiggestfan wrote:I called the Admissions Office. They must make a decision by today, but when we actually get that decision who knows? She said the status checker may take a few days to update and expect about 7 to 10 days for a mailed decision when the checker changes.
Specifically, the website states that for Early Decision applicants that "the office will send a decision no later than December 15th."
If they do not send (mail, with today's postmark) a decision today they have breached their agreement/contract, in which case other applicant offers can be entertained, yet they (Michigan) would still be bound by their admissions offer, even if it was made/sent late.
If you are not admitted today, yet your denial (held over) letter is not mailed today, they are also in breach of contract, although one may find it difficult to determine a specific appropriate amount of monetary damages caused by the emotional suffering in relationship to this delay.
I would agree with the former poster who indicated that he applied ED in order to get a decision sooner than later. This "later" scenario is quite troubling to me. I find it hard to reconcile the fact that they have had the time and ability to admit applicants RD, but show no urgency in bringing us ED applicants our decisions. As an applicant who submitted my application around October 1st, surely they have had sufficient time to make a decision. They have, most probably, made that decision several days, if not weeks, ago.
This delay in providing us with a decision prevents us from taking additional actions to secure other optimal admissions offers, where we could have possibly had a previously submitted application to Penn, Chicago or NYU converted to ED, allowing us to get a quick and possibly favorable decision by an even higher ranked school. I must say that this delay has caused my opinion of the school to drop considerably............
They are not legally obligated to modify the status checker at any point, so they can delay that change if they wish, when they wish.
This is just my 2 cents on the subject.