Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

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Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 pm

I currently have a 3.81 and am top 10% at a T2 law school in Michigan. What are my odds at transferring to U of M given that I will not be forced to lower my GPA due to an optional p/f system. Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by KPUSN07 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 am

I'd say better than 50/50

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:43 am

Thanks, that is kind of what I have been seeing in the 509 reports and everything else I have read. Historically U of M takes a "large" amount of transfers from my school which I am not sure hurts or helps my chances. Also the option p/f system will allow my gpa to go up but not down.

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by decimalsanddollars » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks, that is kind of what I have been seeing in the 509 reports and everything else I have read. Historically U of M takes a "large" amount of transfers from my school which I am not sure hurts or helps my chances. Also the option p/f system will allow my gpa to go up but not down.
People from Wayne State and Michigan State transfer to UM all the time, as Fordham/Cardozo/Brooklyn people transfer to Columbia/NYU, Kent/Loyola/DePaul people transfer to Chigago/NW, and Hastings people transfer to Berkeley---it makes sense for most people to go up a tier or two in the same region. I don't think your chances are any better or worse because of it. Where historical acceptance comes into play is if your school were TTT/TTTT and you were trying to determine if your target school "reaches low enough" to take transfers from your school on a regular basis. From where you are, you shouldn't worry about historical acceptance as a factor.

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by Anon-non-anon » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks, that is kind of what I have been seeing in the 509 reports and everything else I have read. Historically U of M takes a "large" amount of transfers from my school which I am not sure hurts or helps my chances. Also the option p/f system will allow my gpa to go up but not down.
The former is great news. The latter is hard to say, maybe slightly negative. However, every other transfer will have the same thing. Perhaps they take a few less transfers this year but if top 10% from your school generally gets in, I'd guess you have a similarly good shot.

good luck!

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Anon-non-anon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Thanks, that is kind of what I have been seeing in the 509 reports and everything else I have read. Historically U of M takes a "large" amount of transfers from my school which I am not sure hurts or helps my chances. Also the option p/f system will allow my gpa to go up but not down.
The former is great news. The latter is hard to say, maybe slightly negative. However, every other transfer will have the same thing. Perhaps they take a few less transfers this year but if top 10% from your school generally gets in, I'd guess you have a similarly good shot.

good luck!

Thank you! I do not have much data on the exact percentiles that are being accepted from my school; however, the GPA spreads seem to indicate that top 10% is the target.

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Re: Odds T2 Michigan School -> U of M Law

Post by plurilingue » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:10 pm

Good chances. Nevertheless, I would blanket the T14 and see where the chips fall.

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