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Title: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 05:38:58 AM
Apparently the first wave of decisions are in the mail...since I am among the first, I will regretfully not be able to join in the compulsive status-checking over the next two weeks.  On second thought, that doesn't seem to be anything to regret :P
Title: Re: Anyone Else Have Their Michigan Status
Post by: Polo06 on November 14, 2006, 06:05:25 AM
I am sure it is just me, but I am a little confused by your post.  The body makes it sound like you are asking if anyone believes today is the day we will see some "decisions" on the Michigan site, however, your subject line (anyone ELSE) makes it appear that you have received a "decision" on your application.  Is that true?  Thanks.

Title: Re: Anyone Else Have Their Michigan Status
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 06:11:58 AM
Yeah I am a little confused as well.  However, I originally read Reach's comment as to say he actually had his status change. 

Did you apply ED to Mich?
Title: Re: Anyone Else Have Their Michigan Status
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 14, 2006, 06:37:15 AM
Still "complete," though it said it was updated as of today.
Title: Re: Anyone Else Have Their Michigan Status
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 07:02:56 AM
Sorry, I'll try to edit the first post so people know what the hell I'm talking about.  My status is now at "Decision" and I hope to have something in the mailbox by Saturday!

I hadn't checked the status checker since November 10 or so, and I thought perhaps it was already old news that some decisions had been reached and apparently mailed.

Good luck to everyone, and I know that I surely cannot be the only one to hit "Decision" today.
Title: Re: Anyone Else Have Their Michigan Status
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 07:06:04 AM
Sorry, I'll try to edit the first post so people know what the hell I'm talking about.  My status is now at "Decision" and I hope to have something in the mailbox by Saturday!

I hadn't checked the status checker since November 10 or so, and I thought perhaps it was already old news that some decisions had been reached and apparently mailed.

Good luck to everyone, and I know that I surely cannot be the only one to hit "Decision" today.

OMG!!!  Mine says Decision too!!!  Wow, I'm so excited!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 07:06:53 AM
Haha, thanks...hopefully you go to "Decision" too and those tears become happy ones ;D

I'm at school so I guess I'll sign off for now and check back a little later.  Needless to say, I'm quite pleased right now too!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 14, 2006, 07:07:02 AM
Just checked, and I'm still at complete.  I'm guessing you're going to find some good news in your mailbox soon!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 14, 2006, 07:07:15 AM
Congrats, I think you're "decision" will be a good one!  When did you're status check say it was last updated.  Mine says 11/14, I guess the obsessive checking will commence, haha.  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 14, 2006, 07:10:02 AM
Also, is anyone else's form still saying they're applying to Spring/Summer 2007? I applied for Fall, but I remember seeing an email saying it was just a problem on their end, nothing to worry about. Still worried, not surprisingly.  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 07:11:47 AM
I hope it comes soon!  Would be nice to know before Thanksgiving...also, I must say I am really worried that it's some fluke or something's wrong with the software, lol :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: butter tart on November 14, 2006, 07:15:15 AM
If you applied ED, doesn't "Decision" really mean "Accepted"?  Otherwise it would say "Early Decision - No Decision".  Right???  FYI this is not wishful thinking on my part since mine still says "Complete".  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 07:17:24 AM
If you applied ED, doesn't "Decision" really mean "Accepted"?  Otherwise it would say "Early Decision - No Decision".  Right???  FYI this is not wishful thinking on my part since mine still says "Complete".  ;D

I applied RD, not ED.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 14, 2006, 07:17:48 AM
If you applied ED, doesn't "Decision" really mean "Accepted"?  Otherwise it would say "Early Decision - No Decision".  Right???  FYI this is not wishful thinking on my part since mine still says "Complete".  ;D

Any that aren't ED that say Decision at this point basically mean Accepted.  Schools usually don't send out rejections until later in the cycle.  If someone is ED with a decision technically it could mean a rejection but it still isn't likely.  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 14, 2006, 07:18:28 AM
WHOA WHOA WHOA Mine too!!! Great now I am going to be a nervous wreck even more. This cycle is going to be the death of me.  :D

PS I applied RD for Fall
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 14, 2006, 07:18:46 AM
If you applied ED, doesn't "Decision" really mean "Accepted"?  Otherwise it would say "Early Decision - No Decision".  Right???  FYI this is not wishful thinking on my part since mine still says "Complete".  ;D

I applied RD, not ED.

when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: LuvHurtz on November 14, 2006, 07:22:46 AM
That's really exciting. Good luck with the decision and bring back some happy news :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 07:22:59 AM
If you applied ED, doesn't "Decision" really mean "Accepted"?  Otherwise it would say "Early Decision - No Decision".  Right???  FYI this is not wishful thinking on my part since mine still says "Complete".  ;D

I applied RD, not ED.

when did you go complete?

October 11.  I hope this means that they have actually already mailed them.  The site is unclear, just says, "We have reached a decision on your application and you will receive a written decision soon. Please wait 10 to 14 days from the time you first see this message to receive your written decision before contacting the Admissions Office"  Hmm...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 07:23:30 AM
Count me in, too. I applied RD and I'm at Decision as of today.

AGHGHGHGHG
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 07:31:49 AM
This may be premature (most likely not) but congrats to all who have seen their status change. 

If anyone is ED and also has had their status change, let us know.  I would be extremely interested to know--even though as someone said earlier, a change to 'Decision' for an EDer would effectively mean an accept. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gater on November 14, 2006, 07:41:48 AM
For those that had their status changed to decision:
When did you submit apps/when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 14, 2006, 07:45:25 AM
Mine still says complete. Yesterday I got a thing in the mail confirming what I already knew from the online status check, that my application was complete. I was very scared that it was a rejection becuase it came in a very thin envelope.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 14, 2006, 07:49:09 AM
Yeah, I'm wondering when those who changed to "Decision" got your application received email and when/how you went "complete."  Sorry, I may be a bit behind the game.  I do think that this is probably good news for most of you (though I suspect that most of you know this) so an early congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 07:52:06 AM
For those RD's that went complete, were you Summer/Fall, Summer only or Fall only?



I was summer/fall.  Now, the status checker says spring/summer, but I don't remember if it said that before it went to Decision.  Application sent Sept. 6, received email September 18, complete October 11.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 07:57:52 AM
Just wondering...is this the first year Mich has used an online status check?  If not, then how did they handle it in previous years?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 14, 2006, 08:06:10 AM
jd2bee: did you find out about being complete via email or via regular mail?  I'm complete there per online status check, but I haven't gotten anything that informs me that I'm complete.  I did, obviously, get the status checker email. Thanks for your help.  Wait, on second thought, are you proud that you are contributing to the OCD tendencies of a fellow applicant?  You should be ashamed!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 08:20:00 AM
jd2bee: did you find out about being complete via email or via regular mail?  I'm complete there per online status check, but I haven't gotten anything that informs me that I'm complete.  I did, obviously, get the status checker email. Thanks for your help.  Wait, on second thought, are you proud that you are contributing to the OCD tendencies of a fellow applicant?  You should be ashamed!

I was notified about completion via regular mail.  I was notified about receipt of application via email.  I'm sure you're fine, if the status checker says you're good.  Perhaps they're transitioning to only using the status checker now, to save postage.

I am very proud of contributing to the OCD of others.  You gotta give back, and I KNOW many have contributed to my OCD.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 14, 2006, 08:31:55 AM
Y'all are so helpful. I can reap the benefits of your OCDness without feeling guilty  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 08:36:58 AM
I applied for Fall only, but I can't fill anyone in on when I went complete because LSN is down.  I know I submitted either late September or early November, but it took like 3 weeks for me to get that famous thin Michigan envelope making my complete status official.

Since several of us have the "Decision" status, I'm sure it's not a fluke.  Last year the first LSN decisions are recorded as 11/21...I'm hoping for a similar -- or earlier -- notification date this year.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 14, 2006, 08:42:51 AM
Yeah, I'm wondering when those who changed to "Decision" got your application received email and when/how you went "complete."  Sorry, I may be a bit behind the game.  I do think that this is probably good news for most of you (though I suspect that most of you know this) so an early congrats!

Application received e-mail: October 18
Complete letter: November 6
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 09:10:08 AM
God damnit, i'm at complete.  Everyone with DECISION is obviously admitted.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 09:18:50 AM
God damnit, i'm at complete.  Everyone with DECISION is obviously admitted.  Congrats!

Or rejected!  :D

No, that's us poor folks who are still just complete.   :'( :(



 ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 14, 2006, 09:19:49 AM
God damnit, i'm at complete.  Everyone with DECISION is obviously admitted.  Congrats!

I'm still at complete too.  I went complete 10/24.  This is killing me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 09:47:06 AM
Was anybody who is now at DECISION notified of the change in status by e-mail?  Or did you just find out by checking randomly like I am going to 489 times a day now?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 09:51:05 AM
Posted on: Today at 12:47:06 PMPosted by: akakakaka 
Insert Quote
Was anybody who is now at DECISION notified of the change in status by e-mail?  Or did you just find out by checking randomly like I am going to 489 times a day now?


what...do you really want to know the answer to that question?  Don't you secretly ENJOY hitting that refresh button?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 09:51:26 AM
Was anybody who is now at DECISION notified of the change in status by e-mail?  Or did you just find out by checking randomly like I am going to 489 times a day now?

I found out because Reach is the BOMB and let us know via this thread.  Then I checked online and saw the change.  However, I think Michigan only updates the thread once, in the morning.  I might be making that up, though...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 09:56:00 AM
Was anybody who is now at DECISION notified of the change in status by e-mail?  Or did you just find out by checking randomly like I am going to 489 times a day now?

I found out because Reach is the BOMB and let us know via this thread.  Then I checked online and saw the change.  However, I think Michigan only updates the thread once, in the morning.  I might be making that up, though...

NOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: RRG on November 14, 2006, 09:59:32 AM
Has anyone that applied ED seen their status change??  Is it pretty safe to assume that since they are already accepting RD applicants, that my ED application will prolly be rejected?  Or have they just started letting in people that they REALLY REALLY want?  Ppl who, in fact, are going to reject michigan once they get into HYS?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 10:01:36 AM
Has anyone that applied ED seen their status change??  Is it pretty safe to assume that since they are already accepting RD applicants, that my ED application will prolly be rejected?  Or have they just started letting in people that they REALLY REALLY want?  Ppl who, in fact, are going to reject michigan once they get into HYS?

I definitely don't think that everyone who has seen their status change to Decision is even close to an HYS auto-admit, myself included...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 14, 2006, 10:02:57 AM
Congrats to everyone who's gone to decision so far!  I'm sure it's a very good sign. :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 10:06:04 AM
Has anyone that applied ED seen their status change??  Is it pretty safe to assume that since they are already accepting RD applicants, that my ED application will prolly be rejected?  Or have they just started letting in people that they REALLY REALLY want?  Ppl who, in fact, are going to reject michigan once they get into HYS?

Not that I know of. No. Yes. Maybe.
Last year according to LSN, they accepted a number of RDers before EDers. 

Everyone please...it's the first bloody day.  At this rate someone is going to hijack the US Postal Truck coming out of Ann Arbor...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 10:06:45 AM
Has anyone that applied ED seen their status change??  Is it pretty safe to assume that since they are already accepting RD applicants, that my ED application will prolly be rejected?  Or have they just started letting in people that they REALLY REALLY want?  Ppl who, in fact, are going to reject michigan once they get into HYS?

Not that I know of. No. Yes. Maybe.
Last year according to LSN, they accepted a number of RDers before EDers. 

Everyone please...it's the first bloody day.  At this rate someone is going to hijack the US Postal Truck coming out of Ann Arbor...


So you're saying that if we aren't at DECISION, KILL SELF?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: RRG on November 14, 2006, 10:07:48 AM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 14, 2006, 10:09:21 AM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...

Maybe Mich wants to get in all the URMs they can before prop2 goes into effect on 12/22 (if that's the case, hurry up and get to my app ;D)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 10:14:13 AM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...

Good observation... perhaps non-URMs like me can wait a few days before KILLING SELF.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 10:32:47 AM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...

It must be a coincidence, because I am white as can be and do not claim to be LGBT on applications or LSAC.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: RRG on November 14, 2006, 10:36:02 AM
r u instate or out of state jd2bee?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 14, 2006, 10:36:52 AM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...

Does LGBT count for anything at UMich?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 10:37:20 AM
r u instate or out of state jd2bee?

Out
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: RRG on November 14, 2006, 11:00:38 AM
numbers?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Giggity on November 14, 2006, 11:10:51 AM
I'm at decision too!  Says Spring/Summer term, applied for Fall or Summer, so assuming its a summer start offer. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 11:16:52 AM
I'm at decision too!  Says Spring/Summer term, applied for Fall or Summer, so assuming its a summer start offer. 

Before you went to decision, do you remember if it said Spring/Summer also, or Summer/Fall?  I can't remember what mind said, dang it...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Giggity on November 14, 2006, 11:30:00 AM
Pretty sure it said Summer/Fall before, but not 100%.  We'll see in a few days, I guess. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 11:32:58 AM
Any in-staters that are at Decision?

If they start getting letters soon, then we can be fairly sure that ours have actually been sent out. Has anybody considered the possibility that no letters have actually been seent yet?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 11:36:02 AM
Any in-staters that are at Decision?

If they start getting letters soon, then we can be fairly sure that ours have actually been sent out. Has anybody considered the possibility that no letters have actually been seent yet?

I have thought about that.  The website only says that a decision has been reached.  Might still be several days before they send out letters, then several days for them to arrive...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 14, 2006, 11:37:39 AM
Has anyone who got one of those guaranteed $20K a year dealies gone to decision yet?


I have one of those deals, and I am ED...but still at complete...I am somewhat borderline, and I am afraid they may choose not to admit me so they dont have to give me the scholarship....


Not to be repetitive, but it looks like there are no ED ppl who have gone to decision, right?  that's no fun...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 11:40:06 AM
Has anyone who got one of those guaranteed $20K a year dealies gone to decision yet?


I have one of those deals, and I am ED...but still at complete...I am somewhat borderline, and I am afraid they may choose not to admit me so they dont have to give me the scholarship....

No offense, but I'm not sure this makes sense.  Can you really see them saying, "Well, we liked this person's numbers and stats enough to offer a scholarship.  But s/he's borderline, so let's not offer admission because we don't want to give that scholarship after all"?  jsia
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 14, 2006, 11:42:13 AM
Has anyone who got one of those guaranteed $20K a year dealies gone to decision yet?


I have one of those deals, and I am ED...but still at complete...I am somewhat borderline, and I am afraid they may choose not to admit me so they dont have to give me the scholarship....

No offense, but I'm not sure this makes sense.  Can you really see them saying, "Well, we liked this person's numbers and stats enough to offer a scholarship.  But s/he's borderline, so let's not offer admission because we don't want to give that scholarship after all"?  jsia


Yeah, I know it sounds ridiculous, but my numbers are very borderline (3.38, 169)....definitely not scholarship material at UM....I am nervous they might decide they dont want to accept me if they have to give me a big scholarship
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 14, 2006, 11:51:24 AM
Does anyone think Michigan will be offering money with these decisions already? I mean, I got one of the 20k emails, but I don't expect the decision to mention finances yet (well, especially if they reject me).  I feel like only Baylor has offered any scholarships at this point...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 11:53:30 AM
Does anyone think Michigan will be offering money with these decisions already? I mean, I got one of the 20k emails, but I don't expect the decision to mention finances yet (well, especially if they reject me).  I feel like only Baylor has offered any scholarships at this point...

For the big scholarships, I think Michigan waited until spring to offer people to apply.  I'll do some research on last year's thread and report back.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 11:56:56 AM
Does anyone think Michigan will be offering money with these decisions already? I mean, I got one of the 20k emails, but I don't expect the decision to mention finances yet (well, especially if they reject me).  I feel like only Baylor has offered any scholarships at this point...

I'll worry about money and scholarship notifications after I get in, but I did get one of the 20k/yr emails...that just means my fingers will be even more tightly crossed than they otherwise would be for a decision by one of my Big Three.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 14, 2006, 12:06:08 PM
They might have changed their policy.  I remember reading somewhere on their website that this year, they are not requiring any additional information or application for merit scholarships.  I think it was in the FAQ.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 12:07:08 PM
Have 'Decision' on my status check as well.  Thanks for checking Reach, as I had given up on status checkers :D.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 12:08:24 PM
They might have changed their policy.  I remember reading somewhere on their website that this year, they are not requiring any additional information or application for merit scholarships.  I think it was in the FAQ.

Oh wow, interesting.  Looks like last year, people started getting acceptances right before Christmas and a Darrow invite email went out to the first batch on December 5.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 14, 2006, 12:10:24 PM
Congrats! They still haven't requested a report from me. Hehe
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 12:19:28 PM
Everyone out there still RDers?

My speculation (or delusion) is that they won't announce ED decisions until the 15th or 16th since they would want to give the impression that no ED decisions were made before the complete deadline. 

Of course that idea could be totally blown out of the water if an EDer out there has already received a status change.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 01:09:10 PM
They might have changed their policy.  I remember reading somewhere on their website that this year, they are not requiring any additional information or application for merit scholarships.  I think it was in the FAQ.

From their website:

"All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based aid, and no separate application is required. If you have additional questions about merit aid, please contact the Admissions Office at 734.764.0537 or by e-mail to law.jd.admissions@umich.edu."



I really like their policy.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 01:14:24 PM
THE AGONY!!! still "COMPLETE" :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mudpies on November 14, 2006, 01:18:43 PM
I'm ED and haven't gone complete. Sent 10/29. I'm worried because tomorrow is the ED complete deadline. My report should have gone to Mich already. Should I call? :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 01:21:35 PM
THE AGONY!!! still "COMPLETE" :(

You did notice two things, right?


Last Updated:   Nov 14 2006

and

The Online Status Check system is updated several times a week for your convenience.


It's been updated today.  I doubt they would do two updates in a day.  Check again tomorrow.

Yes  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 14, 2006, 01:28:04 PM
is it just a coincidence that everyone who's been accepted (gone to decision) so far is URM or LGBT?  except for jd2bee, who doesnt say...


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jrlafond
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 14, 2006, 02:29:33 PM
I'm ED and haven't gone complete. Sent 10/29. I'm worried because tomorrow is the ED complete deadline. My report should have gone to Mich already. Should I call? :-[

I applied ED too and have yet to go complete.  I called admissions the other day and they said something about doing everything in their power to make sure I make the deadline...which was a little unsettling because it didn't sound like it was going to be a definite thing. I'm trying not to stress about it though...either I make it or I don't.  Nothing I can do about it now.

I think the previous assurances by others should be adequate.  Let's put it in another perspective...If Michigan thinks you are a quality candidate worthy of entering and if you are in reality complete a couple of days after the Nov 15 deadline, then my guess is that they will 'fudge' the numbers and say that you were complete on the 15th.  That way they can make sure you go to their school.  I hope I made sense on that...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 14, 2006, 02:46:51 PM
No "Decision" here :(

Hopefully they will continue to send out decisions for a while and this isn't just a batch to be followed by a long break.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 02:56:46 PM
I figure it's only fair.  Some people heard the first week about GT, other people are getting to find out the first week about Mich.  Balances out, right?   ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 14, 2006, 03:13:11 PM
BTW, for those of you wondering, I sent 10/30 and just got my status check email today. Says complete Nov 14th. Also, my numbers don't seem to be good enough. Just wondering if they'll reject ED applicatns outright or will roll all of them back?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 14, 2006, 03:24:36 PM
Just wondering if they'll reject ED applicatns outright or will roll all of them back?

The website says they will only defer ED applicants, not reject...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 03:29:07 PM
BTW, for those of you wondering, I sent 10/30 and just got my status check email today. Says complete Nov 14th. Also, my numbers don't seem to be good enough. Just wondering if they'll reject ED applicatns outright or will roll all of them back?

Why do you say your numbers don't seem to be good enough?  What makes you think that?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 14, 2006, 03:31:50 PM
BTW, for those of you wondering, I sent 10/30 and just got my status check email today. Says complete Nov 14th. Also, my numbers don't seem to be good enough. Just wondering if they'll reject ED applicatns outright or will roll all of them back?

Why do you say your numbers don't seem to be good enough?  What makes you think that?

simply medians. But if I though I had no chance I woulda never applied so hope for the best.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 14, 2006, 03:33:04 PM
I figure it's only fair.  Some people heard the first week about GT, other people are getting to find out the first week about Mich.  Balances out, right?   ;)

I'll sign on to this! 

Besides, Cassise, didn't you get a Harvard call?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 03:36:35 PM
I figure it's only fair.  Some people heard the first week about GT, other people are getting to find out the first week about Mich.  Balances out, right?   ;)

I'll sign on to this! 

Besides, Cassise, didn't you get a Harvard call?

Yeah.  Maybe after one of the forums, all the T-14 folks went out for drinks and brought along lists of the people who had applied and who would most likely be accepted.Then each school chose a designated group that would get notified first, becaues this is most fair than if one person always found out first.  Yup, yup yup!  That's the ONLY logical explanation.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on November 14, 2006, 04:11:24 PM
I figure it's only fair.  Some people heard the first week about GT, other people are getting to find out the first week about Mich.  Balances out, right?   ;)

I'll sign on to this! 

Besides, Cassise, didn't you get a Harvard call?

Yeah.  Maybe after one of the forums, all the T-14 folks went out for drinks and brought along lists of the people who had applied and who would most likely be accepted.Then each school chose a designated group that would get notified first, becaues this is most fair than if one person always found out first.  Yup, yup yup!  That's the ONLY logical explanation.

hmmm...those of us who aren't getting accepted in anyone's first rounds don't like that idea...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 14, 2006, 04:13:58 PM
I figure it's only fair.  Some people heard the first week about GT, other people are getting to find out the first week about Mich.  Balances out, right?   ;)

I'll sign on to this! 

Besides, Cassise, didn't you get a Harvard call?

Yeah.  Maybe after one of the forums, all the T-14 folks went out for drinks and brought along lists of the people who had applied and who would most likely be accepted.Then each school chose a designated group that would get notified first, becaues this is most fair than if one person always found out first.  Yup, yup yup!  That's the ONLY logical explanation.

hmmm...those of us who aren't getting accepted in anyone's first rounds don't like that idea...

Well think of all the schools that still have first rounds to accept people - Boalt, Stanford, etc.!  This is good news for you!!!  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 06:58:49 PM
You know, I almost wish that these status-checkers didn't exist. Now, instead of a general, cosmic-radiation like anxiety about my law school decisions, I find myself anxiously approaching the giant wall of mailboxes in my apartment building. Sure, it's nice to know that I've gone to Decision at Michigan-but now every trip home is ridiculously emo.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 14, 2006, 08:33:21 PM
bump
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 08:51:06 PM
Woah, UPS just called.  They have a package from 'U of M Law School Admissions' for me, but couldn't deliver.  I think this is good news.  Could be another school, though.  What other U of M's are there?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 08:56:37 PM
Woah, UPS just called.  They have a package from 'U of M Law School Admissions' for me, but couldn't deliver.  I think this is good news.  Could be another school, though.  What other U of M's are there?

Where do you live?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 08:57:31 PM
Canada.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 14, 2006, 08:57:36 PM
Woah, UPS just called.  They have a package from 'U of M Law School Admissions' for me, but couldn't deliver.  I think this is good news.  Could be another school, though.  What other U of M's are there?

U of Minnesota?
U of Montreal?
U of Montana?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 08:58:33 PM
Didn't apply to any of those places (not Manitoba, either ;)).   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 14, 2006, 08:59:05 PM
Didn't apply to any of those places (not Manitoba, either ;)).   

Was just gonna say Manitoba, what a desolate place.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 09:00:48 PM
I am guessing they are using UPS for international applicants, so I don't have to wait 3+ weeks (like with Duke).  Would be hilarious if it was a viewbook from Manitoba or something, though :D.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 09:01:06 PM
Canada.

A part of Canada that is near Michigan or not near Michigan?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 14, 2006, 09:03:30 PM
U of M in Canada = University of Manitoba 9 times out of 10.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 09:03:46 PM
Not near.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 09:05:12 PM
True, but UPS?  Woman emphasized it was 'quick' delivery or something too, saying I should get it tomorrow.  Stop crushing my dreams :(.

U of M in Canada = University of Manitoba 9 times out of 10.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 09:06:17 PM
U of M in Canada = University of Manitoba 9 times out of 10.

If you look at the University of Manitoba website, it constantly refers to itself as U of M. CONSTANTLY.

Link: http://www.umanitoba.ca/
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 14, 2006, 09:07:15 PM
Nooooooooooo!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 14, 2006, 09:08:00 PM
Nooooooooooo!

Manitobapwn!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 14, 2006, 09:47:17 PM
U of M in Canada = University of Manitoba 9 times out of 10.

The other 1 out of 10 times is some anglo calling U de Montreal, U of M. It is arguably the second best French university in the world.

K, let's stop hi-jacking the thread. I"m sure it's Michigan.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: polaremu on November 14, 2006, 11:04:05 PM
Quote
Nooooooooooo!

Manitobapwn!

 :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 15, 2006, 06:04:30 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 06:08:12 AM
God damnit, i'm COMPLETE again.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 06:12:28 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

Congrats!  I guess that means they genuinely update their tracker every morning.  That's definitely dedication.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 06:13:55 AM
God damnit, i'm COMPLETE again.

Me too, and once again I feel like assuming the fetal position under my desk. This is what LSD does to you.

 :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 06:17:51 AM
God damnit, i'm COMPLETE again.

Me too, and once again I feel like assuming the fetal position under my desk. This is what LSD does to you.

 :'(

Let's cry together

 :'(  :'(  :'(

Oh, yeah and frickin' congratulations to all you decision people.

Well, here's hoping for tomorrow I guess  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 06:21:53 AM
Good luck to both of us, akakakaka. They are clearly saving acceptances for us, the very best and most lovely of applicants, for a later date.

Precisely.  Good luck, I'm sure I'll see you on this thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 15, 2006, 06:49:05 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

When did you go complete? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 07:08:30 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

At least this means yesterday wasn't a one-and-done kind of thing.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 15, 2006, 07:27:55 AM
damnit, still complete here too.  I went complete on 10/24.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on November 15, 2006, 08:02:03 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

At least this means yesterday wasn't a one-and-done kind of thing.

Might be a 2-day one-off thing. After-all today is deadline for ED.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 08:11:03 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

At least this means yesterday wasn't a one-and-done kind of thing.

Might be a 2-day one-off thing. After-all today is deadline for ED.

 :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on November 15, 2006, 09:07:14 AM
Good luck to both of us, akakakaka. They are clearly saving acceptances for us, the very best and most lovely of applicants, for a later date.

Hey!  What about me??

Pig, of course you are included in the extra wonderful UMich applicant club. And I am a vegetarian so don't worry, you won't be turned into Ham if we both end up at UMich.

cal can be included as well.

can i be on the list?  went complete today!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 15, 2006, 09:17:05 AM
strivergirl, you are from U of M undergrad? They have to take you! They need your high-powered-lawyer salary for alumni donations.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 15, 2006, 09:55:24 AM
I'm ED and just went decision at Michigan!!!!

At least this means yesterday wasn't a one-and-done kind of thing.

Might be a 2-day one-off thing. After-all today is deadline for ED.

 :-\

I think Mich should change to updating their online status check in the afternoon or something.  Knowing that they only update in the morning can be damaging to morale. 

And yes, I know, it is only Day 2...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: applying07 on November 15, 2006, 09:57:51 AM
So it's been approximately 2-3 people that have come to "decision" thus far?  I'm still complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 15, 2006, 10:07:54 AM
So it's been approximately 2-3 people that have come to "decision" thus far?  I'm still complete.

Between LSN and here, I think it is around 6 or 7.  However this is only a sample of the population.  Actual number is probably much higher.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 15, 2006, 10:53:27 AM
Went to Decision on 11/15 and was complete on 11/14.  I'm not sure if mine changed over late 11/14, but as of 12 PM EST on 11/15 I went to decision.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 15, 2006, 11:04:27 AM
Went to Decision on 11/15 and was complete on 11/14.  I'm not sure if mine changed over late 11/14, but as of 12 PM EST on 11/15 I went to decision.

You went complete on 11/14?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 15, 2006, 11:48:50 AM
Went to Decision on 11/15 and was complete on 11/14.  I'm not sure if mine changed over late 11/14, but as of 12 PM EST on 11/15 I went to decision.

You went complete on 11/14?

No, I went complete 11/7; decision on 11/15 - but when everyone else said they went to decision on 11/14 I was still at complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 11:49:36 AM
Went to Decision on 11/15 and was complete on 11/14.  I'm not sure if mine changed over late 11/14, but as of 12 PM EST on 11/15 I went to decision.

You went complete on 11/14?

No, I went complete 11/7; decision on 11/15 - but when everyone else said they went to decision on 11/14 I was still at complete.

Congrats... do you mind sharing numbers?  URM?  LGBT?  TY.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 11:49:56 AM
In at Michigan!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 11:50:43 AM
In at Michigan!
Did you just go to decision today or did you actually receive an acceptance?  I mean, I know that anybody who goes to decision IS accepted, just wondering what exactly you meant.  TY
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 15, 2006, 11:51:41 AM
Congrats!!! Too bad it wasn't Manitoba :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 11:52:30 AM
Actually received acceptance... ended up going to my permanent address though, so I haven't actually seen it yet.  The UPS thing was Michigan, not Manitoba ;D.  Makes up for having to wait 3 weeks for Duke ;).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 11:53:06 AM
Congrats!!! Too bad it wasn't Manitoba :(

I would have been choked.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 15, 2006, 11:53:32 AM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 11:56:21 AM
Congrats!!! Too bad it wasn't Manitoba :(

I would have been choked.

Would you mind posting #s for a second? You could then edit them out. TY and congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 11:57:42 AM
Congratulations!

Thanks :D.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 11:58:15 AM
thx
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 15, 2006, 12:05:54 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 15, 2006, 12:10:11 PM
Actually received acceptance... ended up going to my permanent address though, so I haven't actually seen it yet.  The UPS thing was Michigan, not Manitoba ;D.  Makes up for having to wait 3 weeks for Duke ;).

Congrats man...Now we know we need to hijack the UPS trucks (not US Postal) coming out of Ann Arbor...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 12:40:03 PM
Just got the Michigan acceptance in the mail!!!! HUGE white envelope with CD etc and the letter had a personal note from Dean Zearfoss.  ;D So Happy!!!

Letter was dated Nov 13th. And to those wondering I'm in NY.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 12:42:01 PM
Congrats!

I feel so left out  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 15, 2006, 12:43:24 PM
Congratulations to all of the confirmed acceptances!

I'm all the way in California, so despite the fact that I went to Decision on the 14th I'm not holding my breath for today.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 15, 2006, 12:47:17 PM
Jelous. 

Congrats everybody!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on November 15, 2006, 12:49:06 PM
How long does it take to go to complete AFTER you've received an e-mail from them saying they have received your app?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 15, 2006, 12:51:31 PM
Jelous. 

Congrats everybody!

Yea me too!

Congrats all!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on November 15, 2006, 01:08:21 PM
Congrats!

I feel so left out  :'(

Right there with ya  :'(

Me too!  :-\  Congrats to the acceptees!  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 15, 2006, 01:11:32 PM
Congratulations.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jackietob on November 15, 2006, 01:18:58 PM
I think this officially kicks of compulsive email refreshing and mailbox checking season...

:-)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 01:25:39 PM
Congratulations to all of the confirmed acceptances!

I'm all the way in California, so despite the fact that I went to Decision on the 14th I'm not holding my breath for today.

Hey, if it went UPS, it could get to us today or tomorrow.  Wow, this is going to be awful.  I so want to go home and check my mail...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 01:26:30 PM
Just got the Michigan acceptance in the mail!!!! HUGE white envelope with CD etc and the letter had a personal note from Dean Zearfoss.  ;D So Happy!!!

Letter was dated Nov 13th. And to those wondering I'm in NY.

Congratulations!!!  Yay!  To feed my OCD, did it go UPS or USPS?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 01:37:54 PM
USPS
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on November 15, 2006, 01:47:08 PM
CONGRATS! I'm not even complete yet  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 02:22:55 PM
OK, I know this is a little extreme, but for the people who were accepted, were the acceptances sent priority mail or first-class mail?  Just trying to figure out if I want to leave work early or stay late (I know, I'm a stresshead).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 02:34:08 PM
If I don't get an acceptance/rejection today, I'll be campingonthefrontporchalldayt omororwPWND!!! when I realize it will take another day or to for the decision to hit South Texas.

Congrats to all who actually got it.  I'll have to check LSN to see if there are any rejections/waitlists posted.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on November 15, 2006, 02:45:29 PM
Ooooh, congrats to the first of the bunch!  Michigan sends its love!

And to make the rest of you feel (maybe?) a bit better - remember, I wasn't accepted until April.  After applying in November.  I still got here when it counted.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 02:49:04 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 02:50:26 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?

I did not get one of the 20K letters.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chitownluva on November 15, 2006, 03:00:01 PM
I think all the excitement at Michigan over the past week prevented them from ordering my friggin report.  It took them 5 days to submit the request to LSAC.  I'll remember that when it's time for me to make my decision.  I'll keep them hanging till the last moment.  HAHAHAHA!!! ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 15, 2006, 03:07:03 PM
Congrats everyone!!! I'm very jealous, I have been complete for a month now with no decision.  That's not going to stop me from checking my mailbox obsessively though, haha. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 15, 2006, 03:10:18 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?

No 20k offer here. Alas.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 03:11:46 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?

No 20k offer here. Alas.

So it must be that they don't like the West Coasters enough to offer guaranteed money.  There's clearly no other logical explanation...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 15, 2006, 03:12:39 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?

No 20k offer here. Alas.

I wonder if those of us who didn't get a 20K offer will still get money if we get in?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 03:14:36 PM
Oh yeah, for those who got accepted, was there any mention of scholarships?  Did everyone who went "Decision" so far get one of the 20k letters?

No 20k offer here. Alas.

I wonder if those of us who didn't get a 20K offer will still get money if we get in?

I definitely think we have a shot.  I think that was pretty much a marketing effort to get more top people to apply.  I don't believe it precludes us from getting $.  I know that people with numbers similar to mine and others who didn't receive the offer did get money last year.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 03:17:43 PM
Yeah, don't worry about the scholarship thing at all...the email specifically mentions that most of the people who will end up receiving sizable scholarships (even $100k and Darrow) will not have gotten the 20k email.  If we take those statements at face value, there is absolutely nothing to worry about for any who did not get the email scholarship.

Does anyone else still have a copy of their email?  I'm really curious about what the hell the code is at the top of the email.  Mine started with a "P" I think...anyone else have something different?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 04:21:40 PM
OK, I know this is a little extreme, but for the people who were accepted, were the acceptances sent priority mail or first-class mail?  Just trying to figure out if I want to leave work early or stay late (I know, I'm a stresshead).

No one guys?   :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 04:26:11 PM
Wish I could help, but not only have I not actually seen the package, they didn't use USPS in my case.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 04:27:42 PM
Wish I could help, but not only have I not actually seen the package, they didn't use USPS in my case.

Who coulda thunk you'd get it so fast being in another country!?!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 15, 2006, 04:29:46 PM
Yeah I'm really impressed.  Bonus points to Michigan for their attentiveness to international applicants ;D.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: challandler on November 15, 2006, 04:54:58 PM
Congrats to all who are currently being accepted.  Feel free to ask any questions that may come to you either in a PM or the other thread.  More tend to come to mind once it sinks in that it's real. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 15, 2006, 05:49:30 PM
Congratulations, everyone who's gotten acceptances!  I just went to decision today via the status check, so I'll also be monitoring my mail.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 05:58:18 PM
OK, I know this is a little extreme, but for the people who were accepted, were the acceptances sent priority mail or first-class mail?  Just trying to figure out if I want to leave work early or stay late (I know, I'm a stresshead).

No one guys?   :'(

It was USPS First Class Mail $2.08 in stamps as it was a big envelope with neat stuff with it. I was really really surprised to get it because I went to decision yesterday (letter is dated 13th) and I am in NY.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 06:01:02 PM
Yay!!!!  I'm in at Michigan!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 06:02:54 PM
Yay!!!!  I'm in at Michigan!!!!

The stresshead got in!!! Congrats!  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 06:10:07 PM
But the choice between Michigan (:)) and Boalt (:() is clear, right?  :P

Congrats jd2bee, I'm liking very much that no one has reported a bad decision thus far.  Hopefully that continues for another few weeks.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 06:13:20 PM
But the choice between Michigan (:)) and Boalt (:() is clear, right?  :P

Congrats jd2bee, I'm liking very much that no one has reported a bad decision thus far.  Hopefully that continues for another few weeks.

Oh the choice (if granted such an opportunity) is so not clear.  I live out here in Cali and have family and friends here, and I LOVE the bay area.  And Boalt has a brand-new, awesome loan forgiveness program.  I have no idea how I'd decide between those two.   I promise I'll stop being a stresshead until next week, when Boalt reportedly starts handing out more acceptances.  I think Stanford will start next week too, but I'm not going to bother getting worked up about them until April :) 

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 06:19:17 PM
By the way, I was accepted to the Summer program.  The thought of starting law school in 6 months is kind of scary...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 06:20:51 PM
Hey, I'm just pumping up Michigan in a Michigan thread...nothing wrong with that, right?? ;D

But seriously, I was just joking and I meant the little :P thing to show that.  To each their own, and, regardless of my personal tastes, I can fully appreciate that Boalt is an outstanding school with outstanding students.  There is no harm or malice intended on my part at all...maybe the few things I've said have seemed cryptic/weird simply because they aren't the usual TTT-type derisions?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 06:23:54 PM
WARNING READ FULL COMMENT BEFORE THROWING A BRICK AT ME

You know what really bothers me now is that with having to choose between law schools I will go broke visiting them and I am not going to decide on a place without visiting.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 15, 2006, 06:25:54 PM
Oh man, this thread has been making me depressed.  I really hope I get into Mich.  The ideal dilemna for me would be choosing between Mich and Boalt. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 15, 2006, 06:32:17 PM
WARNING READ FULL COMMENT BEFORE THROWING A BRICK AT ME

You know what really bothers me know is that with having to choose between law schools I will go broke visiting them and I am not going to decide on a place without visiting.

Brick is incoming






j/k  ;)

Haha, I was going to post the same thing. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 07:13:11 PM
Hey, I'm just pumping up Michigan in a Michigan thread...nothing wrong with that, right?? ;D

But seriously, I was just joking and I meant the little :P thing to show that.  To each their own, and, regardless of my personal tastes, I can fully appreciate that Boalt is an outstanding school with outstanding students.  There is no harm or malice intended on my part at all...maybe the few things I've said have seemed cryptic/weird simply because they aren't the usual TTT-type derisions?

No, it's not that. I seriously just wonder if you know something we don't. I like you and respect your opinion and Boalt is one of my top choices.

Obviously, it's just because I'll be sad if I think you don't approve of my choices, Reach :).

Wow, you sure know how to win someone over to your position!  If everyone who is interested in Boalt is as friendly and charismatic as you are, then perhaps I'm the one who is lacking information...

Either way, I have no inside dirt and really think Boalt is a school that deserves its reputation as one of the nation's finest.  I wholeheartedly approve of your efforts to get in and am so buttered up that I'd help get you in if only I could.

Thankfully, your numbers should be capable of that and if you feel one stressful day that they are not, I'm sure a quick call dripping with your persuasive abilities would and could seal the deal.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 07:14:26 PM
stop flirting!  ::)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 15, 2006, 07:24:56 PM
I went decision today (Nov. 15) and I really am hoping a positive decision comes tommorow so I can cheer for the Wolverines this weekend as a future student!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 07:26:02 PM
I went decision today (Nov. 15) and I really am hoping a positive decision comes tommorow so I can cheer for the Wolverines this weekend as a future student!

Congrats, you're surely in!

Also, Go Bucks!  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 15, 2006, 07:34:15 PM

Congrats, you're surely in!

Also, Go Bucks!  ;)

GO BUCKS????? On a MICHIGAN thread??? Blasphemous!!!  HAIL TO THE VICTORS!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 07:59:29 PM

Congrats, you're surely in!

Also, Go Bucks!  ;)

GO BUCKS????? On a MICHIGAN thread??? Blasphemous!!!  HAIL TO THE VICTORS!!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 15, 2006, 08:17:22 PM

Congrats, you're surely in!

Also, Go Bucks!  ;)

GO BUCKS????? On a MICHIGAN thread??? Blasphemous!!!  HAIL TO THE VICTORS!!!

Isn't that why he said "Go Bucks?"

Provocateur?  Who?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: xk on November 15, 2006, 08:21:01 PM
Hey stresshead, did you state that you wanted to start in the summer?  Was that the only option Michigan offered?? 

And btw, congratulations to everyone who has been accepted.  You guys rock!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 15, 2006, 08:39:46 PM
Okay so are you guys sure that everyone who went to decision is getting in at Michigan?  Do they waitlist this early?  I just find it hard to believe that I may have gotten in (went to decision) with the first batch.  I'm not going to give out my numbers, but I can tell you I did not see myself as an auto admit.  More like a waitlister that gets in last week of July, if at all.  So why is everyone so sure that going to decision means you're in?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 15, 2006, 08:41:50 PM
Okay so are you guys sure that everyone who went to decision is getting in at Michigan?  Do they waitlist this early?  I just find it hard to believe that I may have gotten in (went to decision) with the first batch.  I'm not going to give out my numbers, but I can tell you I did not see myself as an auto admit.  More like a waitlister that gets in last week of July, if at all.  So why is everyone so sure that going to decision means you're in?

I am definitely not taking anything for granted, I am still very nervous...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 15, 2006, 09:17:00 PM
Okay so are you guys sure that everyone who went to decision is getting in at Michigan?  Do they waitlist this early?  I just find it hard to believe that I may have gotten in (went to decision) with the first batch.  I'm not going to give out my numbers, but I can tell you I did not see myself as an auto admit.  More like a waitlister that gets in last week of July, if at all.  So why is everyone so sure that going to decision means you're in?

If you look at last year's LSN, everyone who reeceived a decision before sometime in mid-late Dec was accepted.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 15, 2006, 09:31:34 PM
akakakakakakakakakaka - I PMed you.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 09:32:12 PM
Hey stresshead, did you state that you wanted to start in the summer?  Was that the only option Michigan offered?? 

And btw, congratulations to everyone who has been accepted.  You guys rock!

I said either.  I am currently working, don't love my job, am not in a lease, so I thought, hey, why not start a semester early.  From what I hear, they like to fill their summer group first, so it makes sense that that's where they accepted me.  Apparently you can request to be switched, but it's not always granted. No problem for me, although I'd have to start orientation on my birthday :)  Maybe that's a sign that it's mean to be, lol...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chitownluva on November 15, 2006, 09:35:31 PM
I think all the excitement at Michigan over the past week prevented them from ordering my friggin report.  It took them 5 days to submit the request to LSAC.  I'll remember that when it's time for me to make my decision.  I'll keep them hanging till the last moment.  HAHAHAHA!!! ;D

Umh, don't be a jerk, not every school requests reports every day. It took most people on these boards 5-7 days to have their reports requested.


I've applied to 17 other schools besides Michigan and not one of them took more than 24 hours to request the report so it seemed out of place to me.  Michigan is definitely a great school and I would love to go there but since this is my only time through the cycle (God willing) I can only judge them in relation to other schools.  Oh wait, 16 schools were within 24 hours and USC is taking as long as Michigan.  So I guess they're not alone....  Anyway, I hope they don't get so excited admitting you folks that they forget to read our applications this month!   ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 15, 2006, 09:48:45 PM
Yay!!!!  I'm in at Michigan!!!!

Congrats!!! Now can we have President Bush and the kitten back? Pretty please?  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 15, 2006, 09:53:41 PM
Yay!!!!  I'm in at Michigan!!!!

Congrats!!! Now can we have President Bush and the kitten back? Pretty please?  :)

You don't like the emu?  How about this?  If I get into Boalt, I will put back President Eating Kitten for a while, in honor of Berkeley's leftist rep :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 15, 2006, 09:57:16 PM
I vote for the emu!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: formerapplicant on November 15, 2006, 10:38:48 PM
Michigan has been thoroughly nice to me and I'd like to call them out on it: from love to UPSing the acceptance envelope all the way over here.  They'd used a courier-mail combination (which took longer than airmail--Duke used this for its acceptance) for my complete notice so I was expecting to wait three weeks after seeing "Decision" on the status checker this morning, but a few hours later a UPS guy was calling me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 15, 2006, 11:41:48 PM
Michigan finally requested a report...I think it's been about a week since I applied. Not too bad, but a lot of schools request the day after. Harvard is still holding out though...dunno what's going on there.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 16, 2006, 04:56:52 AM
"Status:   Complete
Admit Term:   Fall 2007
Last Updated:   Nov 16 2006 "

 :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 16, 2006, 05:12:12 AM
"Status:   Complete
Admit Term:   Fall 2007
Last Updated:   Nov 16 2006 "

 :-\

Me too :(

They update really early. I checked at 7 am and it was updated.

Yeah I thought it was a little early... yesterday I think it was closer to 9.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 16, 2006, 06:57:43 AM
Just checked it, and mine now says "Decision."  AHHHH!  Has anyone who has gotten the decision status been rejected, waitlisted, or deferred yet?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 16, 2006, 07:00:32 AM
Just checked it, and mine now says "Decision."  AHHHH!  Has anyone who has gotten the decision status been rejected, waitlisted, or deferred yet?

No, and they probably won't for at least a couple weeks.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 16, 2006, 07:19:52 AM
Just checked it, and mine now says "Decision."  AHHHH!  Has anyone who has gotten the decision status been rejected, waitlisted, or deferred yet?

When did you go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 16, 2006, 07:22:38 AM
Okay, here's a new one: Just checked my status, and it looks like this:

Name: [Full name]
Status:
Admit Term: Spring/Summer 2007
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2006

Notice anything missing?  ???

sadly, I think I would find that more comforting than just 'complete'...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 16, 2006, 07:33:52 AM
pazzo: I got the application received email on 9/18.  Strangely, I never actually got any notice that I was complete.  I think that most people got a letter in the mail, but I never got one.  I'm not so certain that the status checker means an acceptance, though, so I'm still quite nervous.  I'll know by Monday or Tuesday of next week, though, so I'll let you know the outcome  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 16, 2006, 07:42:57 AM
pazzo: I got the application received email on 9/18.  Strangely, I never actually got any notice that I was complete.  I think that most people got a letter in the mail, but I never got one.  I'm not so certain that the status checker means an acceptance, though, so I'm still quite nervous.  I'll know by Monday or Tuesday of next week, though, so I'll let you know the outcome  :-\

Thanks!  I went complete 10/24 but I haven't switched to decision yet.

This might be premature but congrats on getting in!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 16, 2006, 07:47:08 AM
pazzo: I got the application received email on 9/18.  Strangely, I never actually got any notice that I was complete.  I think that most people got a letter in the mail, but I never got one.  I'm not so certain that the status checker means an acceptance, though, so I'm still quite nervous.  I'll know by Monday or Tuesday of next week, though, so I'll let you know the outcome  :-\

Actually, you might know by tomorrow!  They mail them out before the status checker changes, and it gets there quick!  I'm about as far away from Ann Arbor as you can get in the US, and I got mine the next day.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 16, 2006, 07:52:39 AM

Actually, you might know by tomorrow!  They mail them out before the status checker changes, and it gets there quick!  I'm about as far away from Ann Arbor as you can get in the US, and I got mine the next day.

I went to decision yesterday, and now I am waiting impatiently for the mailman...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on November 16, 2006, 07:56:07 AM
Oh Andrew, you and your schadenfreude.   :P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 16, 2006, 08:06:06 AM
How long after your score report was requested did Mich send you the email with the info for the online status checker? I want to compulsively check my status too!!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 16, 2006, 08:59:15 AM
Miss Celie Blues: First, I LOVE your name!  I studied Southern lit, and Alice Walker is a terrific writer.  Kudos!  Now, Michigan requested my report (for the second time, since my first report didn't have all of my letters included the first time they requested my report, which was on the September 25) on October 6; I got an "application received" email on the 17th, and I got the "Status Checker" email on November 7. Does this help?  I'm sure you'll be able to compulsively check your online status very soon!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 16, 2006, 09:16:20 AM
Michigan has graced me with a decision!  Can't wait.  Want to go there.  Please please please!
8)

Numbers?  Date of completion?  Are you a URM, or is it just your avatar?  ;)

Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 16, 2006, 09:25:03 AM
Miss Celie Blues: First, I LOVE your name!  I studied Southern lit, and Alice Walker is a terrific writer.  Kudos!  Now, Michigan requested my report (for the second time, since my first report didn't have all of my letters included the first time they requested my report, which was on the September 25) on October 6; I got an "application received" email on the 17th, and I got the "Status Checker" email on November 7. Does this help?  I'm sure you'll be able to compulsively check your online status very soon!

You are the first peron on LSD (not BLSD) that has caught the reference!! You are my new friend!!!

Yea that does help...but Mich requested my report on 11/10...so I won't be able to compulsively check my status for a while  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 16, 2006, 11:19:28 AM
Congratulations again to the growing list of acceptances. I'm hoping the postman will brighten my day with a (hopefully) large package from Michigan.

Edit: Are all of you acceptancees also fee-waiver beneficiaries?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 16, 2006, 11:24:03 AM
Congratulations again to the growing list of acceptances. I'm hoping the postman will brighten my day with a (hopefully) large package from Michigan.

Edit: Are all of you acceptancees also fee-waiver beneficiaries?

I am.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 16, 2006, 11:41:58 AM
I was as well.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 16, 2006, 12:07:33 PM
They will send an e-mail for the status checker.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: climb5 on November 16, 2006, 02:34:49 PM
I applied ED and my status updated to Decision this morning.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 16, 2006, 02:37:31 PM
I applied ED and my status updated to Decision this morning.

when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 16, 2006, 02:40:14 PM
:)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 16, 2006, 02:46:43 PM
:)

Congratulations, Reach!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 16, 2006, 02:49:47 PM
:)

Woohoo!!!  The thread initiator finally gets in!  Oh, I initiated the Harvard phone call thread, does that mean I get in there lol?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 16, 2006, 03:03:17 PM
:)

congrats reach.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: climb5 on November 16, 2006, 03:24:45 PM
I applied ED and my status updated to Decision this morning.

when did you go complete?

November 7.  This was much sooner than I was expecting.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 16, 2006, 03:49:31 PM
Thanks everyone...I just had to let some of my family members know and I'm (kinda) done with that for now.  I'm one who is often rather low key until exciting events are imminent, but I'm genuinely quite happy right now and all it took was a few pieces of paper and a big blue binder to do it.  Amazing, isn't it?

jd2bee, the power of thread-starting is now established!  Even Harvard cannot buck the cosmic system, and so there are good things coming your way, I just know it!

Dine-a-rhea, there was a second piece of paper referencing the earlier email.  I am sure that any acceptance that comes without mention of aid does not imply that there is or will be no aid forthcoming.  I don't honestly think they are even reviewing people for scholarships at this time so much as they are reaffirming their earlier promises.  Have no worries.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 16, 2006, 04:18:20 PM
Congrats Reach :).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 16, 2006, 05:19:05 PM
I'm in! Unfortunately, my blue folder got bent.

Personal note from the dean mentions my PS.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 16, 2006, 05:21:59 PM
I'm in! Unfortunately, my blue folder got bent.

Awww...but congrats!  I bet if you tell them, they'll send you a new one (although then you might seem a tad high maintenance :) )
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 16, 2006, 05:39:05 PM
Wow, that's awesomely personal, prolesurge.  Did you get underlined words and the like?



EDIT:  Congrats also!  And thanks to all who offered kind words to me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 16, 2006, 06:57:20 PM
I think Dean Zearfoss really likes underlining. She also added a handwritten smiley :) I found it amusing that Georgetown and Michigan  both mentioned that they love tour guides.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spicealicious on November 16, 2006, 07:18:51 PM
For those of you who have been admitted is Michigan your top choice or no? If so, that is awesome!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 16, 2006, 08:52:54 PM
Wow, that's awesomely personal, prolesurge.  Did you get underlined words and the like?



EDIT:  Congrats also!  And thanks to all who offered kind words to me.

Yeah, she wrote: "Your personal statement reflects impressive personal strenght. I hope you'll join us. Make sure you tell Reach we loved him, too."
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on November 16, 2006, 09:00:18 PM
Accepted at Michigan!  Awful day at work, rewarded by package. 

Admin Dean underlined my name and the "very" of "we are very excited"...also some generic "I liked your essay" stuff.  I am very very excited about this, and very happy with the quick turn-around on my application.  I guess there really is...A Michigan difference.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 16, 2006, 09:01:01 PM
Accepted to Michigan!  Awful day at work, rewarded by package. 

Admin Dean underlined my name and the "very" of "we are very excited"...also some generic "I liked your essay" stuff.  I am very very excited about this, and very happy with the quick turn-around on my application.  I guess there really is...A Michigan difference.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on November 16, 2006, 09:05:41 PM

Congrats!

Thanks! Congrats to you as well.  This is a fun board to be on.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on November 16, 2006, 09:29:14 PM
Does everyone posting in this thread get an acceptance?  Hoping so... :)

I suggest you place an irrational level of faith in an unrelated event.  Like the outcome of 'the game' this weekend.  I did the same for the game last weekend...


J/K  - Good luck!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 16, 2006, 09:36:19 PM
Wow, that's awesomely personal, prolesurge.  Did you get underlined words and the like?



EDIT:  Congrats also!  And thanks to all who offered kind words to me.

Yeah, she wrote: "Your personal statement reflects impressive personal strenght. I hope you'll join us. Make sure you tell Reach we loved him, too."

:D

That's great stuff man...I'm still grinning, and it's probably because the personal attention Michigan gives its waivers and acceptances makes me feel like that could almost be possible.

I'm really glad you got in, and I am already looking forward to visiting Michigan this spring.  I just wonder if there will still be snow at that point.  Hmmm...that gives me something new to ask on the Michigan 1L thread.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: butter tart on November 16, 2006, 09:51:52 PM
Someone on LSN just got accepted with a 156/3.86/URM!  That gives me hope!!! (Even though I'm not a URM.)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: challandler on November 16, 2006, 10:27:34 PM
I'm really glad you got in, and I am already looking forward to visiting Michigan this spring.  I just wonder if there will still be snow at that point.  Hmmm...that gives me something new to ask on the Michigan 1L thread.

I visited in late March and, other than the occiasional light flurry, the snow was long gone.  I came from an even colder UG, so I'm a little surprised by the warmth here.


I'm tempted to take a train to Ann Arbor and do a visit next week, but I know that'll only make it worse...

If you do decide to visit, make sure you tell us a few days ahead of time in the Michigan 1L thread.  We'll do our best to give you the behind-the-scenes tour, show you what law school in Ann Arbor is really like, and generally help you make the most of your time here.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gater on November 17, 2006, 06:47:01 AM
status change to "Decision" ahhhh!!

great just in time for me to not receive it by thanksgiving so I will probably have to waita week and a half now to find out
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on November 17, 2006, 06:47:49 AM
Congrats to the new acceptees!  They haven't even sent me the status checker yet, so I can't join the rest of you in obsessive checking...  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ((A))P on November 17, 2006, 07:04:31 AM
my status checker changed to decision.  i don't know when it changed i just noticed it yesterday.  has anyone gotten rejected so far?  i'd like to know if this is good news or bad news.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 17, 2006, 07:19:10 AM
my status checker changed to decision.  i don't know when it changed i just noticed it yesterday.  has anyone gotten rejected so far?  i'd like to know if this is good news or bad news.

If you are ED, it definitely means admit.  They do not deny at this stage.  If you are RD, it pretty much means admit as well.  I haven't seen any denies yet, and I don't think they would announce denies either...unless you like admitted to throwing a puppy in front of a Mack truck.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 17, 2006, 07:28:46 AM
If you are ED, it definitely means admit.  They do not deny at this stage.  If you are RD, it pretty much means admit as well.  I haven't seen any denies yet, and I don't think they would announce denies either...unless you like admitted to throwing a puppy in front of a Mack truck.

Woah with the visual. Woah.

just trying to drive the point home.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on November 17, 2006, 07:50:44 AM
Dammit. Status checker has been updated and I'm still complete :-[

Me too dude....sucks.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on November 17, 2006, 08:52:05 AM
Congrats, gc.

Also I hate you all. I have no hope of hearing from UMich anytime soon  >:(

I'm right there with you, Zamora!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 17, 2006, 09:24:24 AM
Dammit. Status checker has been updated and I'm still complete :-[

Same :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 17, 2006, 10:31:53 AM
The big question is:

Do they update tonight before the weekend to reflect today's activity?
Do they update tomorrow am because someone goes into the office before the game to get some work done?
Or do they not update until Monday morning because that's just the way it is?

I don't think they were updating on previous Saturdays, so I wouldn't count (though hoping is okay) on it for this one.  It's a little odd to me, as someone else pointed out earlier, that something as simple as a thread about a status checker can be exciting, but it really is. 

I'm pulling for some good news for a couple really excellent people whose feedback on my diversity statement was extremely helpful.  Your help deserves a good turn and I sincerely hope to see you get it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 17, 2006, 10:37:40 AM
If it makes you people at complete feel better...I went to decision Wednesday, but the mailman  has come and gone today without any word from the Maize and Blue.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 17, 2006, 10:48:10 AM
If it makes you people at complete feel better...I went to decision Wednesday, but the mailman  has come and gone today without any word from the Maize and Blue.

Don't tell me that... I am awaiting the mailman and went to decision on Wed.  What state are you in?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 17, 2006, 10:54:56 AM
Don't tell me that... I am awaiting the mailman and went to decision on Wed.  What state are you in?


I'm in PA...I am hoping it will end up at my permanent address on Long Island (NY) this afternoon...Maybe it will come during the big game tommorow, that would be cool...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 17, 2006, 11:27:12 AM
Mail just came and nothing from Michigan today.  Oh well maybe tomorrow, the wait is driving me nuts.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on November 17, 2006, 11:43:34 AM
got a big white envelope in the mail from michigan today.  got excited irrationally until i realized it was just a residency application.  boo.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bloak143 on November 17, 2006, 12:01:09 PM
I went "decision" on Wednesday, but haven't received a letter yet (I know, Wednesday to Friday doesn't exactly constitute the suggested 10-14 days. I'm just too anxious). Has anyone with a PO Box as a current address received a Michigan acceptance letter at that PO Box? Or are these the situations where letters are being sent to permanent addresses? For what other reasons might they be sending certain letters to permanent addresses? The consensus is that letters are being sent the day before the status checker changes, right? How long should mail take to get from Ann Arbor to Baton Rouge? I realize that I'm stressing out, but bear with me. I really wanted to get the letter before the weekend.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 17, 2006, 12:04:46 PM
I went "decision" on Wednesday, but haven't received a letter yet (I know, Wednesday to Friday doesn't exactly constitute the suggested 10-14 days. I'm just too anxious). Has anyone with a PO Box as a current address received a Michigan acceptance letter at that PO Box? Or are these the situations where letters are being sent to permanent addresses? For what other reasons might they be sending certain letters to permanent addresses? The consensus is that letters are being sent the day before the status checker changes, right? How long should mail take to get from Ann Arbor to Baton Rouge? I realize that I'm stressing out, but bear with me. I really wanted to get the letter before the weekend.

I'm in South Texas, so I imagine your wait should be roughly equivalent (maybe less) to mine.  My acceptance was dated 11/13 and it arrived 11/16 (I use the date I actaully received it to denote my date of acceptance on LSN).  I wouldn't be at all surprised if you get it today or tomorrow at the latest.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Giggity on November 17, 2006, 03:09:18 PM
In at UMich and Duke on the same day!!  FYI, went complete on the 14th, no fee waiver, re-applicant, numbers within 25-75 medians.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 17, 2006, 03:12:36 PM
In at UMich and Duke on the same day!!  FYI, went complete on the 14th, no fee waiver, re-applicant, numbers within 25-75 medians.

you went complete at Michigan on the November 14?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 17, 2006, 03:19:12 PM
In at UMich and Duke on the same day!!  FYI, went complete on the 14th, no fee waiver, re-applicant, numbers within 25-75 medians.

Re-applicant? That's awesome!  So you weren't accepted before but were this time.  You must be so happy, and that gives hope to reapplicants everywhere!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 18, 2006, 06:45:00 AM
OMG!  I just went to decision at Mich on a Saturday.  I just checked my status check and sure enough... "Decision"  I seriously thought I would have to wait till at least Monday for them to give out more decisions! 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 18, 2006, 11:04:26 AM
In at Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 18, 2006, 11:07:20 AM
wow, same here, I can't believe they update on a Saturday. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 18, 2006, 11:07:38 AM
In at Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!  When did you go to decision on the online status check?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 18, 2006, 11:07:54 AM
In at Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 18, 2006, 11:08:35 AM
Two questions:

1. Has anybody been rejected so far this cycle
2. Has anybody on here received $$ with their acceptance (I saw one or two on LSN I believe).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ((A))P on November 18, 2006, 11:37:51 AM
my girlfriend suggested that we stalk the mailman since i had to go to work and wouldnt be home til midnight - when i finally saw him i asked him for my mail and there it was a huge u of michigan letter.  the dean handwrote that my PS was thoughtful and nuanced.  i'm in!  it still hasnt sunk in, i can't believe it.  i can't even call my parents to tell them the great news because one is out of the country, and the other is so religiously orthodox that he wont pick up the phone on a saturday!!!!! lol!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 18, 2006, 02:08:13 PM
Two questions:

2. Has anybody on here received $$ with their acceptance (I saw one or two on LSN I believe).

I had a letter in the acceptance package referring to an e-mail they sent offering the Dean's Scholarship.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WildFool on November 18, 2006, 02:51:40 PM
In at Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!  When did you go to decision on the online status check?


Thank you for the Congrats everyone.  I went to decision on 11/15.  The letter is dated 11/14 with a hand written no from Dean Zearfoss!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 18, 2006, 03:30:37 PM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!  I am so excited, I have loved Michigan since I was 8.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 18, 2006, 03:32:53 PM
I'm basing my decision on whether or not to attend based on the outcome of tonights game, haha. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 18, 2006, 03:45:04 PM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!  I am so excited, I have loved Michigan since I was 8.

Congratulations! I guess that ends the cycle for you, right?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on November 18, 2006, 04:10:50 PM
I heart Michigan!  2:16 left, extra two-point conversion GOOD!  Go Big Blue!


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 18, 2006, 04:25:39 PM
I'm basing my decision on whether or not to attend based on the outcome of tonights game, haha. 

You have to go to Ohio State now.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 18, 2006, 06:36:48 PM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!  I am so excited, I have loved Michigan since I was 8.

Congratulations! I guess that ends the cycle for you, right?

Yeah, I was ED so I am all set now...Great acceptance story though.  My family, my best friends, and my fiance are up visiting my school this weekend for our football rivalry game. Our school won the game, then me and all my friends went back to my house to watch the Michigan game.  I opened the envelope and read it out loud, then my friends all went nuts and piled on top of me.  Everyone was going crazy bc they know how much I love Michigan.  Amazing moment.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 19, 2006, 09:49:40 AM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!  I am so excited, I have loved Michigan since I was 8.

Congratulations! I guess that ends the cycle for you, right?

Yeah, I was ED so I am all set now...Great acceptance story though.  My family, my best friends, and my fiance are up visiting my school this weekend for our football rivalry game. Our school won the game, then me and all my friends went back to my house to watch the Michigan game.  I opened the envelope and read it out loud, then my friends all went nuts and piled on top of me.  Everyone was going crazy bc they know how much I love Michigan.  Amazing moment.

wow, thats really cool, congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gater on November 19, 2006, 10:27:31 AM
congrats, must feel amazing
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chitownluva on November 19, 2006, 10:46:39 AM
Just try not to think about the game...   :D   Well, there's always the possibility of a rematch!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 19, 2006, 11:56:31 AM
Do you think Michigan will send more decisions this week, or will they be closed for the week?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 19, 2006, 01:30:47 PM
Do you think Michigan will send more decisions this week, or will they be closed for the week?

Well I went to decision on Saturday so I'm hoping to get something in the mail on either Monday or Tuesday. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 19, 2006, 02:53:14 PM
I don't imagine that they'll be closed the entire week...Cornell told me they'd be down at the end but would be around Monday/Tuesday for sure.

Congrats to everyone thus far, and encouragement to those who have yet to send in their apps.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on November 19, 2006, 05:17:57 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

Of course I am still at the point of waiting to go complete so my app is not yet waiting on review but I'm just curious about the whole process.  I read before that addcoms review files on first-come first-serve basis but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 19, 2006, 05:22:29 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

Of course I am still at the point of waiting to go complete so my app is not yet waiting on review but I'm just curious about the whole process.  I read before that addcoms review files on first-come first-serve basis but that doesn't appear to be the case.



I went to decision on Saturday and I'm caucasian.  It could just be a coincidence.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: formerapplicant on November 19, 2006, 05:25:31 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 19, 2006, 05:48:52 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on November 19, 2006, 06:20:48 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 19, 2006, 06:33:16 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\

True, but I think it was known for several weeks before the vote that Proposal 2 would pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm against it, but I think it's possible there was a conscious plan near the outset of this app cycle to review URMs' files ASAP. So far, it looks like the people who have been accepted have been very qualified, URM or not.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 19, 2006, 06:59:13 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\

True, but I think it was known for several weeks before the vote that Proposal 2 would pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm against it, but I think it's possible there was a conscious plan near the outset of this app cycle to review URMs' files ASAP. So far, it looks like the people who have been accepted have been very qualified, URM or not.

Sorry to change the subject, but as a Mich Undergrad who I assume has passed by the Law Quad at least once, is it really as awesome-looking as all the photographs and videos make it look?

When I showed a friend the DVD I received, he was skeptical. "Nobody goes to law school in a medieval castle. Nobody."
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on November 19, 2006, 07:06:22 PM
It IS that awesome looking.  It took weeks for the abject awe to wear off, and even now it can be a bit cowing - we basically go to school at Hogwarts. 
The downside - we have the plumbing of a medieval castle too.  Very few bathrooms.  It's unfortunate. 
But the beauty makes up for the fact that you have to race to the basement in between classes. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 19, 2006, 08:04:13 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\

True, but I think it was known for several weeks before the vote that Proposal 2 would pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm against it, but I think it's possible there was a conscious plan near the outset of this app cycle to review URMs' files ASAP. So far, it looks like the people who have been accepted have been very qualified, URM or not.

Sorry to change the subject, but as a Mich Undergrad who I assume has passed by the Law Quad at least once, is it really as awesome-looking as all the photographs and videos make it look?

When I showed a friend the DVD I received, he was skeptical. "Nobody goes to law school in a medieval castle. Nobody."

It's pretty nice indeed. I walk through the huge courtyard everyday to class, but I've never been further inside than the (majestic) main floor of the Law Library. Would you believe it's only 70 years old? It was patterned after Oxford, and Oxford's got the only campuses I've ever seen that beat it.

@Jolie: Running through basements to class is kind of a UM tradition, though. When I was in the Residential College in East Quad, I didn't have the beautiful Law Quad to console me. :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on November 19, 2006, 08:26:50 PM
I love the pictures of the buildings!  The campus looks stunning and I can't wait to see it in person.

On the URM issue, that Prop 2 and adcomm's reaction to it makes a lot of sense.  Its not that most of the decisions are URM's, it's just that approximately 70% of the completed URM apps have already received decision while only about 20% of the other completed apps have received decision.

I will have to go read up on this new policy.  I had heard something about it but not any details, although this doesn't really make much difference to me, I was just curious.  I am a lot more concerned with the fact that I applied to 6 different schools a week ago and Michigan is the ONLY one who hasn't yet requested my LSDAS report!  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on November 19, 2006, 09:17:41 PM
The exterior of the law quad is gorgeous!  I visited during the summer, and it was breathtaking.  No picture could possibly capture its beauty and grandiose aura.  On the other hand, I didn't like the classrooms very much or the hallways.  They were a little dark and old-fashioned for my tastes.  However, the library is also amazing, and the reading room, though dark, is pretty nice.

Overall. there's a feeling of history that's captivating.  Wow, talking about Michigan makes me wonder why I applied to other schools.


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mich2prof on November 19, 2006, 09:57:07 PM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\

True, but I think it was known for several weeks before the vote that Proposal 2 would pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm against it, but I think it's possible there was a conscious plan near the outset of this app cycle to review URMs' files ASAP. So far, it looks like the people who have been accepted have been very qualified, URM or not.

Sorry to change the subject, but as a Mich Undergrad who I assume has passed by the Law Quad at least once, is it really as awesome-looking as all the photographs and videos make it look?

When I showed a friend the DVD I received, he was skeptical. "Nobody goes to law school in a medieval castle. Nobody."

Wait, Stop, Hold the Presses....did you receive a DVD with your admission's packet?  I would love to get my hands on a video of the Law Quad......
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: formerapplicant on November 19, 2006, 10:04:36 PM
Wait, Stop, Hold the Presses....did you receive a DVD with your admission's packet?  I would love to get my hands on a video of the Law Quad......

I got a CD with video and 3D-modelled interactive virtual tour (not the latest in 3D tech or anything but an interesting idea.

The video, like the students on this board and the rest of Michigan's highly effective propaganda machine, is very persuasive.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 19, 2006, 11:28:43 PM
has anybody that has received a decision been rejected?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 20, 2006, 04:19:04 AM
Status:   Complete
Admit Term:   Fall 2007
Last Updated:   Nov 20 2006

 >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on November 20, 2006, 05:49:55 AM
I am sure someone else has already noticed and pointed this out but looking at LSN shows that a large percentage of the people who have received decision (i.e.- acceptance) are URM's.  Do admissions committees look at URM apps first?  I couldn't help but notice that some of these apps were put in weeks later than many who are still waiting for decision.

At the moment on LSN, 7/22 ~= 32% of "Accepted".  A large percentage but not close to a majority.  You can't necessarily tell the order apps are looked at from decision order.

Ah, I think there's another force at work here. If you haven't been following state politics, Michigan's Prop 2 just passed, and after the 45-day window following November 7, the University of Michigan is explicitly forbidden to engage in affirmative action. Putting 2 and 2 together...

I doubt it. The decisions came just two or three business days after that decision AND I think a good number of us URMs had been complete for at least a few weeks.

I also read, I think in Ivey's book, that while adcomms say they review apps in order of receipt, often they review the strongest candidates in the order received and look at the middle of the pack all at once later on in the cycle. But, really, who knows...they could just be throwing darts at stacks of applications and we'd never know  :-\

True, but I think it was known for several weeks before the vote that Proposal 2 would pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm against it, but I think it's possible there was a conscious plan near the outset of this app cycle to review URMs' files ASAP. So far, it looks like the people who have been accepted have been very qualified, URM or not.

Sorry to change the subject, but as a Mich Undergrad who I assume has passed by the Law Quad at least once, is it really as awesome-looking as all the photographs and videos make it look?

When I showed a friend the DVD I received, he was skeptical. "Nobody goes to law school in a medieval castle. Nobody."

It's pretty nice indeed. I walk through the huge courtyard everyday to class, but I've never been further inside than the (majestic) main floor of the Law Library. Would you believe it's only 70 years old? It was patterned after Oxford, and Oxford's got the only campuses I've ever seen that beat it.

@Jolie: Running through basements to class is kind of a UM tradition, though. When I was in the Residential College in East Quad, I didn't have the beautiful Law Quad to console me. :(

wow east, odds that i know you just went up exponentially...i'm rc too.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 20, 2006, 06:22:53 AM
Status:   Complete
Admit Term:   Fall 2007
Last Updated:   Nov 20 2006

 >:(

This may be answerable by doing some searching, but I'm curious:
I remember Michigan saying something, re: LSAC I believe, about how this 'admit term' information hadn't been accurate and that a lot of people who had applied for the fall or consideration for both terms were being labeled as 'spring/summer' applicants.  On the status checker my admit term is 'spring/summer' but I assumed it was simply a case of them reminding themselves that I've applied for consideration for fall and/or the summer.  Does this sound accurate to anybody else, or does this mean I'm only being considered for summer admission (which I doubt)?

H.

Mine was like that until today, when I went to "Decision" and the term switched to "Fall 2007." So they may be updating the entries as a decision is reached, but the important thing is that they're giving you a decision for the right term. They know what's up.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Electric Counterpoint on November 20, 2006, 06:24:31 AM

<snip>

@Jolie: Running through basements to class is kind of a UM tradition, though. When I was in the Residential College in East Quad, I didn't have the beautiful Law Quad to console me. :(

wow east, odds that i know you just went up exponentially...i'm rc too.

Eh, I wouldn't be too sure: I dropped out of the program early on. Not my thing, y'know?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gater on November 20, 2006, 12:38:52 PM
In at michigan today!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 20, 2006, 12:42:12 PM
In at michigan today!

Congrats!! I am still at complete. I finally got the status checker email today, which I'm guessing means I have a long time to wait.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 20, 2006, 12:43:20 PM
In at michigan today!

Hooray!  Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on November 20, 2006, 12:55:18 PM
In at michigan today!

Congrats!! I am still at complete. I finally got the status checker email today, which I'm guessing means I have a long time to wait.

Hey - when did Michigan request your report and send you a "received" email? I'm just wondering because Michigan received my app on November 7, but I have yet to get the "status checker" email.  :(

Good question Shanny.  I am interested in the answer to this as well so that I know how long I can expect to wait. (I just submitted on 11/13 so when you get yours, hopefully I'll be just a few days behind).  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: go.ph. on November 20, 2006, 01:10:34 PM
In at michigan today!

Congrats!! I am still at complete. I finally got the status checker email today, which I'm guessing means I have a long time to wait.

Hey - when did Michigan request your report and send you a "received" email? I'm just wondering because Michigan received my app on November 7, but I have yet to get the "status checker" email.  :(


My report was requested the 7th and I just got the status checker email today.

(also, didn't I see in a post somewhere that you were accepted to Minn last week? You seem to be part of an even smaller LSN/LSD club...has anyone else heard from them? And congrats!)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 20, 2006, 01:27:19 PM
Michigan took a long time to request my report (relative to other schools anyway). I've been complete since mid-last week.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 20, 2006, 02:02:01 PM
Hmm...my report wasn't requested until the 10th (which was a fri...) so I prolly won't get mine until next Mon bc of the holiday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on November 20, 2006, 02:03:23 PM

<snip>

@Jolie: Running through basements to class is kind of a UM tradition, though. When I was in the Residential College in East Quad, I didn't have the beautiful Law Quad to console me. :(

wow east, odds that i know you just went up exponentially...i'm rc too.

Eh, I wouldn't be too sure: I dropped out of the program early on. Not my thing, y'know?

not a lot of people's thing.  understood.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on November 20, 2006, 02:46:13 PM
Hmm...my report wasn't requested until the 10th (which was a fri...) so I prolly won't get mine until next Mon bc of the holiday.

I wonder if the delay will just be a couple of days or if the school is pretty much not doing anything this week due to the holiday.  I realized this morning that my UG registrar contact is out this week so any degree plans that need approval are just sitting there all week.  For someone who works in a 24x7 shop where turn-around times are measured in hours rather than days, I can't help but be both frustrated and jealous of offices that get to basically shut down for the whole week.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 20, 2006, 04:28:03 PM
Status:   Complete
Admit Term:   Fall 2007
Last Updated:   Nov 20 2006

 >:(

This may be answerable by doing some searching, but I'm curious:
I remember Michigan saying something, re: LSAC I believe, about how this 'admit term' information hadn't been accurate and that a lot of people who had applied for the fall or consideration for both terms were being labeled as 'spring/summer' applicants.  On the status checker my admit term is 'spring/summer' but I assumed it was simply a case of them reminding themselves that I've applied for consideration for fall and/or the summer.  Does this sound accurate to anybody else, or does this mean I'm only being considered for summer admission (which I doubt)?

H.

Well I was actually angry at the "Complete" rather than "decision"... did anybody go to decision today?  I hope they aren't off for the week/not sending decisions this week  >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on November 20, 2006, 04:38:45 PM
The Women's Law Student Association is meeting with Dean Zearfoss tomorrow, which leads me to believe that the Admissions office is not closed for the week.  Besides, it's apparently a point of pride that Michigan Law stays in gear right up to the moment before Thanksgiving - professors are strongly encouraged to hold their classes all day on Wednesday.  I think you can expect admissions activity this week despite the holiday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 20, 2006, 04:46:34 PM
FWIW, it seems as though there is a single upload of new data for the status check each morning.  People got switched to Decision on Saturday morning (people who were probably accepted during the day on Friday), so it makes sense that nothing changed today -- the activity from Friday is already reflected, and no decisions were made on Saturday.

That sounds completely right.  nice powers of deduction there, GCoop!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: princeofpersia on November 20, 2006, 06:25:02 PM
How long did Michigan take to request your report? I have been waiting on Boalt, UCLA and UMich and nothing has happened.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 20, 2006, 06:40:25 PM
How long did Michigan take to request your report? I have been waiting on Boalt, UCLA and UMich and nothing has happened.
4 days for me...still waiting on my id for the status checker tho :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 20, 2006, 06:49:37 PM
How long did Michigan take to request your report? I have been waiting on Boalt, UCLA and UMich and nothing has happened.

I think 7-8 days.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 20, 2006, 07:55:28 PM
In at Michigan today!  I know, I know: old hat, but I'm still excited.  USPS wasn't as quick as it has been for others on this blog, but I'm glad to have it in hand. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 20, 2006, 07:57:44 PM
In at Michigan today!  I know, I know: old hat, but I'm still excited.  USPS wasn't as quick as it has been for others on this blog, but I'm glad to have it in hand. 

When did you go to decision on the status check?  Congrats by the way!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on November 20, 2006, 07:59:41 PM
Renewed congrats to all the new admits!  Hoping that some of you end up joining us here!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 20, 2006, 08:01:03 PM
Thanks!  My status changed to decision on Thursday of last week, October 16.

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 05:26:46 AM
Still complete
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 21, 2006, 05:31:43 AM
Still complete

I won't say "best for last" because I don't want you to hang around in the realm of uncertainty for that long, but the sentiment certainly stands. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 05:38:29 AM
Still complete

I won't say "best for last" because I don't want you to hang around in the realm of uncertainty for that long, but the sentiment certainly stands. 

TY
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 21, 2006, 05:56:59 AM
*sigh* still complete as of the 21st. Though really, if I got a decision already I would be very surprised.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 06:00:26 AM
Looking at last years LSN, it seems that Michigan was sending out a constant stream of acceptances until Christmas.   Hope that trent continues, but man would it suck to wait that long
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 06:15:45 AM
When did you send your app in ak?

Sent Sept 25, Complete as of 10/17
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 21, 2006, 06:17:17 AM
what time do they update the checker? it seems like they must do it pretty early because no matter what time I wake up I feel like it is already updated.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 06:18:04 AM
what time do they update the checker? it seems like they must do it pretty early because no matter what time I wake up I feel like it is already updated.

Yes, I checked at about 7:20 the other day and it was already updated.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 21, 2006, 06:22:41 AM
what time do they update the checker? it seems like they must do it pretty early because no matter what time I wake up I feel like it is already updated.

Yes, I checked at about 7:20 the other day and it was already updated.

what time zone do you live in?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 21, 2006, 06:27:48 AM
what time do they update the checker? it seems like they must do it pretty early because no matter what time I wake up I feel like it is already updated.

Yes, I checked at about 7:20 the other day and it was already updated.

what time zone do you live in?

Eastern
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 21, 2006, 07:44:16 AM
perhaps the date changes regaurdless of if there is an update or not, like a calendar.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 21, 2006, 07:58:39 AM
perhaps the date changes regaurdless of if there is an update or not, like a calendar.

No, it didn't update on Sunday (at least, not that I saw).

yeah, thats true... ah, U Mich and your mysterious admissions office!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 21, 2006, 08:00:58 AM
All admissions offices are mysterious. That's part of their charm ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 21, 2006, 01:12:48 PM
I went decision!

Thank goodness!

I was tired of checking multiple times a day and feeling sad each time I checked this forum.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 21, 2006, 01:16:50 PM

Congrats! And only on LSD do I offer congrats to someone for going to Decision lol  :D

Thanks! (I do understand the craziness of it, but my sanity was at stake!)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 21, 2006, 01:31:40 PM
I'm in at Michigan!  I finally got back from vacation and checked my mail-- it probably arrived middle of last week.

The letter was "personalized" with a note, but it didn't make any specific reference to my app.  I strongly suspect that they didn't read my app very closely???  The package also included a Dean's scholarship but no mention of the Darrow.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 21, 2006, 01:34:11 PM
Mike245:  Congrats!  And money, too!  How exciting!  I'm sure that you'll be one of the next few to get the second call from Harvard soon!  Some of us still have yet to receive any mention of an email  :'(  Seriously, though, good job!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 21, 2006, 01:35:44 PM
I'm in at Michigan!  I finally got back from vacation and checked my mail-- it probably arrived middle of last week.

The letter was "personalized" with a note, but it didn't make any specific reference to my app.  I strongly suspect that they didn't read my app very closely???  The package also included a Dean's scholarship but no mention of the Darrow.

Yay!  Congrats for you Mike!  And with a scholarship to boot.  You're a shoo-in for the Darrow, I'd bet.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on November 21, 2006, 01:58:21 PM
Mike that's awweeeeeeeesome!! Congrats!! Maybe we'll be at Mich together!! (and by "maybe" I mean "probably not")
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 21, 2006, 02:13:20 PM
Congrats on the acceptance! Sure trumps my announcement of going to decision...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on November 21, 2006, 02:16:46 PM
Congrats on the acceptance! Sure trumps my announcement of going to decision...

I bet Mike did that on purpose - waited to post until you said you went to Decision.  You know that the day you receive your letter, he's going to announce a Harvard acceptance.  And when you report your Columbia acceptance, he's going to announce his Hamilton.

It's all part of an evil plot to steal your thunder...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 21, 2006, 02:22:07 PM

I bet Mike did that on purpose - waited to post until you said you went to Decision.  You know that the day you receive your letter, he's going to announce a Harvard acceptance.  And when you report your Columbia acceptance, he's going to announce his Hamilton.

It's all part of an evil plot to steal your thunder...

It's funny you say that because Mike was actually born the same day I was, 5 minutes later, in the same hospital AND he was just barely larger than me. It took me years to recover.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on November 21, 2006, 02:28:45 PM
Well a pox upon you all, because I'm still WAITING for the email with my ID!!  :'(

At least you are complete at Columbia.... so I am still jealous :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 21, 2006, 02:36:51 PM

I bet Mike did that on purpose - waited to post until you said you went to Decision.  You know that the day you receive your letter, he's going to announce a Harvard acceptance.  And when you report your Columbia acceptance, he's going to announce his Hamilton.

It's all part of an evil plot to steal your thunder...

It's funny you say that because Mike was actually born the same day I was, 5 minutes later, in the same hospital AND he was just barely larger than me. It took me years to recover.

Doh...you and jd2bee have caught on to my evil plot to upstage you! ;)

Jk...thanks, everyone!  Congrats to all of you who've also gotten accepted or gone to decision.  I'm sure at this point in time, going to decision is really great news.

Topher: Good luck on Harvard!  I hope that it all turns out well.  Btw, have you and your bf figured out a top choice yet??

Kates: Are you going to Michigan for sure?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on November 21, 2006, 02:38:13 PM
Well a pox upon you all, because I'm still WAITING for the email with my ID!!  :'(

Me too. And my app was received on November 7 - the same day as yours, apparently.

Oh good, I'm not the only one. My app was received on the 8th, and just yesterday I got the e-mail letting me know that in "a few weeks" I'd be getting my status checker info. Torture.

I just got the email today too. i loved the part when they said 'if you haven't heard from us in 6 weeks...'
six weeks?! TORTURE!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 21, 2006, 02:40:40 PM
I'm IN at Michigan!!! I'm seriously so happy right now. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 21, 2006, 02:45:38 PM
mike245:  We still don't really have a top choice, per se.  We have both already gotten some great acceptances (bf got into Michigan, as well), and we've got our eyes on about 3 schools in particular, each of which we would be thrilled to go to but none of which we have heard back from yet (other than to say that we are complete).  But hey, we're not going to complain about the schools we've already gotten into.  We feel very lucky.  Anything from this point on is just icing.  Thanks for asking, though.  Be sure to let me know when you get that second call!  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 21, 2006, 02:48:42 PM
Congrats Stevo!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on November 21, 2006, 03:07:55 PM
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Kates: Are you going to Michigan for sure?

Yeah, for sure if I get accepted! Chances of that? In the negatives.  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 21, 2006, 03:11:04 PM
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Kates: Are you going to Michigan for sure?

Yeah, for sure if I get accepted! Chances of that? In the negatives.  :(

Good luck, Kates!  You have a very interesting story Michigan seems to appreciate diversity of experience and background.  Especially if you do ED, you stand a good shot.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on November 21, 2006, 03:19:40 PM
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Congrats on the acceptance! Sure trumps my announcement of going to decision...

Magic, at first I was like, you POSER, you already posted on TLS that you got accepted to Michigan . . . but then on checking my information, it was MagicCHAT who got accepted. Everybody's so damned magical, I can't keep you straight.  ;D

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Good luck, Kates!  You have a very interesting story Michigan seems to appreciate diversity of experience and background.  Especially if you do ED, you stand a good shot.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

Mike, thanks that is soo sweet, you make me feel much more optimistic!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on November 21, 2006, 03:45:27 PM
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Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 22, 2006, 07:27:40 AM
I don't like that they update it so early. Its no fun. At least with Georgetown if I woke up and it had not changed to anything yet I could still have hope that it would change later in the day, but with this one there is no suspense since they always change it before I wake up. Although, I suppose at G-town it doesnt matter what they change it too since they send out decicions while you are still at complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 22, 2006, 07:43:41 AM
So I guess for those of us still complete this morning, we'll probably have to wait until Monday for the next status update?  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 22, 2006, 07:47:11 AM
I wish I could get my status checker email today before the 4 day weekend  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: demandsatisfaction on November 22, 2006, 07:48:27 AM
In at Michigan today!  Interestingly enough, they sent me a book on law in Japan with my acceptance letter...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 22, 2006, 08:27:25 AM
Question. For others who went decision, what does it say for term? It said summer 2007 before but now it says 2007. Is this normal?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 22, 2006, 09:09:10 AM
In at Michigan today!  Interestingly enough, they sent me a book on law in Japan with my acceptance letter...

That was very thoughtful of them. (Assuming that you are interested in law in Japan).

Pink post it note with something like "I think you might find this interesting,"?  Congrats on the admission by the way to you and all who have been accepted thus far.  LSD is certainly making a strong showing.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 23, 2006, 07:02:20 AM
I'm in as of last night!

I applied to both summer and fall and it says "Admit you for SUMMER 2007" not sure if its transferrable, I'll probably call and ask about that later.

For those of you keeping score, LSAC had my admissions probability at 35 percent.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on November 23, 2006, 07:26:59 AM
On the Michigan app, you could check one of three boxes

- Summer term start
- Either summer or fall term start
- Fall term start

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that most folks that have been accepted so far checked one of the first two options.  Anyone been accepted that selected the "fall term start" option?

Just wondering if this has something to do with the way they are reviewing and accepting applicants.  Maybe just wishful thinking on my part because I checked fall term only, have been complete since 10/20, and I am still showing "complete".

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on November 23, 2006, 07:34:12 AM
I'm in as of last night!

I applied to both summer and fall and it says "Admit you for SUMMER 2007" not sure if its transferrable, I'll probably call and ask about that later.

For those of you keeping score, LSAC had my admissions probability at 35 percent.

Congrats!  You're really racking up those acceptances!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 23, 2006, 07:36:13 AM
My status changed yesterday afternoon to Decision, but of course I won't be able to check my mail until monday (I'm at home for thanksgiving until Sunday).  Oh well, I'm hoping for good news.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 23, 2006, 07:46:10 AM
hey everybody, stupid question: Is there no mail on Friday and Saturday too or just today?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: UVaOK on November 23, 2006, 01:12:50 PM
On the Michigan app, you could check one of three boxes

- Summer term start
- Either summer or fall term start
- Fall term start

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that most folks that have been accepted so far checked one of the first two options.  Anyone been accepted that selected the "fall term start" option?

Just wondering if this has something to do with the way they are reviewing and accepting applicants.  Maybe just wishful thinking on my part because I checked fall term only, have been complete since 10/20, and I am still showing "complete".

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

Ditto on the fall term start for me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bloak143 on November 23, 2006, 01:30:56 PM
On the Michigan app, you could check one of three boxes

- Summer term start
- Either summer or fall term start
- Fall term start

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that most folks that have been accepted so far checked one of the first two options.  Anyone been accepted that selected the "fall term start" option?

Just wondering if this has something to do with the way they are reviewing and accepting applicants.  Maybe just wishful thinking on my part because I checked fall term only, have been complete since 10/20, and I am still showing "complete".

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

Ditto on the fall term start for me.

same here
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 23, 2006, 02:35:04 PM
I'm also fall term start.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Cerbere1 on November 23, 2006, 05:56:45 PM
Just wondering...is there a possible "Duke effect" going on?  If this is the first year Duke is doing priority tracking, then it might explain why Michigan has admitted around 3 times as many people this year compared to last year at this date on LSN (~45 to ~15).  Even considering the earlier release of decisions compared to last year it is still a big jump--roughly 45 to 30.

Any comments?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Rockie on November 23, 2006, 07:07:35 PM
Still haven't recieved a status chechker log-in. Got the email saying my app was recieved on Nov. 9 and said, I should recieve the status checker email in about 3 weeks, so I guess by the end of the month? Did it take everyone else that long?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nerfco on November 23, 2006, 07:17:25 PM
I got the application received on Nov 8th, and the status checker on the 20th. (Status is complete, no decision yet, sadly.)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 23, 2006, 08:35:18 PM
Still haven't recieved a status chechker log-in. Got the email saying my app was recieved on Nov. 9 and said, I should recieve the status checker email in about 3 weeks, so I guess by the end of the month? Did it take everyone else that long?

same, though I got my confirmation email on the 10th.  I'm itching to get the status checker and HOPING to get into Mich.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on November 23, 2006, 08:41:45 PM
I think the status checker is automatically upated with the current date no matter what.  There's no way someone is there on Thanksgiving updating the apps.  Yet when I log on (well pretty much everytime I log on) to check my status it says, "Last update: "CURRENT DAY"
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spud1987 on November 24, 2006, 05:15:20 AM
I think the status checker is automatically upated with the current date no matter what.  There's no way someone is there on Thanksgiving updating the apps.  Yet when I log on (well pretty much everytime I log on) to check my status it says, "Last update: "CURRENT DAY"

I'm not too sure about T-giving but someone was definately there on a Saturday when my status changed to decision.  Also, the status checker doesn't update on Sunday. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on November 24, 2006, 09:17:07 AM
I think the status checker is automatically upated with the current date no matter what.  There's no way someone is there on Thanksgiving updating the apps.  Yet when I log on (well pretty much everytime I log on) to check my status it says, "Last update: "CURRENT DAY"

Yeah, I had this same theory but it definitly does'nt update on Sundays and I didn't see it update yesterday. However it did update today apparently.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mudpies on November 24, 2006, 03:47:57 PM
I'm ED and today the status checker changed to decision. Dare I say I'm in?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 24, 2006, 03:54:13 PM
I believe you could say so  :D The status checker itself says that if you are ED and they don't admit you it will say "No Decision". Congrats!

Ps I'm jealous
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on November 24, 2006, 04:36:59 PM
I'm ED and today the status checker changed to decision. Dare I say I'm in?

Preemptive congrats :D.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: shredhed16 on November 25, 2006, 06:17:24 AM
I sent my app on 11/1, and I haven't received the status check e-mail either.  It looks like they send out these e-mails on Monday/Tuesday, so I'm hoping we get it early next week. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 25, 2006, 10:01:09 AM
Another tear for my absentee MichID  :'(

18 days since I got the 'received' email.

Wow...it must take them close to a month. I got my "received" e-mail 11 days ago and still haven't heard anything from UM either. Stay strong bro!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 25, 2006, 04:01:33 PM
Just received a big packet with housing info from Mich. Wow its becoming so real already!  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 25, 2006, 04:31:52 PM
Another tear for my absentee MichID  :'(

18 days since I got the 'received' email.

Wow...it must take them close to a month. I got my "received" e-mail 11 days ago and still haven't heard anything from UM either. Stay strong bro!

It's been 15 days for me.  Hoping that I'll get it on Mon.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on November 26, 2006, 06:12:43 AM
So if you don't get in early- your status should say "No Decision" am I correct?  Anyone have this on their status check btw?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on November 26, 2006, 04:40:07 PM
I'm expecting that any day Data... but so far still "complete."

Me too redacted, me too.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on November 27, 2006, 07:45:54 AM
Anyone get the ID email yet today? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 27, 2006, 07:57:43 AM
I got mine late afternoon last Monday. It's early yet, don't worry! Also, it took a little over 3 weeks for me to get it. You'll get it eventually. Consider yourself lucky that you don't have to wake up every morning to see you are still at 'complete'! :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 27, 2006, 08:13:15 AM
Anyone get the ID email yet today? Thanks

nope, still waiting :-\

I got mine late afternoon last Monday. It's early yet, don't worry! Also, it took a little over 3 weeks for me to get it. You'll get it eventually. Consider yourself lucky that you don't have to wake up every morning to see you are still at 'complete'! :D

LOL.  Well I want to know that I'm complete so I can have the satisfaction of filling it in on my LSN ;)

ETA: I'm eLEET  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on November 27, 2006, 09:04:32 AM
Haven't checked this thread in a while... congrats to everyone who's been accepted! I'm still waiting for my status to change as well -- if it helps, I applied 10/20 and received status checker email on 11/7
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 27, 2006, 09:04:48 AM
So I finally get my Michigan letter of acceptance w/ the blue binder and everything, except they didn't put any of the materials into the binder!  They send me a wrapped up binder and put the letter and CD-ROM in the envelope next to the binder, not inside of it.  What ever happened to attention to detail?  Did they do this for anyone else?  I'm not complaining too much, but it was confusing for me when I pulled out the binder and saw nothing inside of it (it made me think they were playing a cruel joke on me).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 27, 2006, 09:06:33 AM
CitySlicker:  They did the same thing for me.  The blue folder was still in its plastic wrapping.  I'm guessing this is standard?  As you say, I was just happy to have gotten the blue folder at all!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 27, 2006, 09:18:58 AM
Yeah mine was shrink wrapped too, but I wasn't expecting it to be unstuffed (Duke put all of their materials into their binder when they mailed their decision, so I guess I was expecting Michigan -- and all other schools -- to do the same).  Either way, no complaints here, I'm just glad I got in.  Plus they already have a functioning admitted students website (something Duke doesn't have yet).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 27, 2006, 09:19:14 AM
I just got a cute e-mail from Michigan basically saying, "We can't tell you if you've been accepted, but rest assured, it's good news!"  :)

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 27, 2006, 09:19:55 AM
Anybody else get a semi-funny, very whitty email from Dean Z. today?  I was reading it and found myself not really paying attention to what was said but rather entertained by the tone and slight humor in the email.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 27, 2006, 09:23:41 AM
Got it too. I was laughing especially when she mentions the offer and then writes "oops."  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 27, 2006, 09:25:30 AM
mike245 and cassise:  Yes, the email was pretty hilarious and would be very encouraging to me if I hadn't already gotten the letter.  I think that Dean Z is actually seemingly really, really nice--probably the most friendly admissions person that I've dealt with so far.

Oh, and both of you: CONGRATS on the H Bomb!  That's REALLY awesome!  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 27, 2006, 09:28:23 AM
mike245 and cassise:  Yes, the email was pretty hilarious and would be very encouraging to me if I hadn't already gotten the letter.  I think that Dean Z is actually seemingly really, really nice--probably the most friendly admissions person that I've dealt with so far.

Oh, and both of you: CONGRATS on the H Bomb!  That's REALLY awesome!  

thanks topher.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 27, 2006, 09:53:39 AM
mike245 and cassise:  Yes, the email was pretty hilarious and would be very encouraging to me if I hadn't already gotten the letter.  I think that Dean Z is actually seemingly really, really nice--probably the most friendly admissions person that I've dealt with so far.

Oh, and both of you: CONGRATS on the H Bomb!  That's REALLY awesome!  

Thanks, and good luck on your app!  I hope you go complete soon.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 27, 2006, 01:22:42 PM
YES!!!! Gotta my Mich Id for status check!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on November 27, 2006, 01:27:53 PM
Those who just got the ID checker, when did you submit apps? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on November 27, 2006, 01:31:56 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on November 27, 2006, 01:42:50 PM
11/01 i think
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 27, 2006, 10:09:03 PM
I'm curious: For those of you who were accepted already, who wrote the Why Michigan?

I did.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 27, 2006, 10:11:14 PM
I did (and I must say I think it was a pretty damn good one).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: prolesurge on November 27, 2006, 11:05:31 PM
I'm curious: For those of you who were accepted already, who wrote the Why Michigan?

I did. I wasn't very confident about it, though.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: formerapplicant on November 28, 2006, 01:32:59 AM
I did not.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on November 28, 2006, 02:27:48 AM
I'm curious: For those of you who were accepted already, who wrote the Why Michigan?

I did not because I wrote a paragraph at the bottom of my PS expressing my specific interests.  I chose to write two other optional statements.


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 28, 2006, 06:28:10 AM
Has anyone's status changed to "decision" recently?  I've been at complete since October 31st.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on November 28, 2006, 06:40:17 AM
I'm wondering if the Michigan email that the other folks got from the Dean was a sign that the accepted early decisions have already been, well, accepted.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 'tiki on November 28, 2006, 06:54:33 AM
I don't think so I was regular decision and bunch of people already accepted were not ED either.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 28, 2006, 08:33:57 AM
I wasn't ED, was accepted, and did not receive any email from Dean Zearfoss.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 28, 2006, 09:12:35 AM
I did NOT write a Why Michigan essay, but I did write the optional career essay which mentioned Michigan in a sentence or two.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 28, 2006, 09:17:48 AM
I did write an optional "Why Michigan" essay.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 28, 2006, 10:20:50 AM
I also wrote the Why Michigan essay.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on November 28, 2006, 10:21:53 AM
Wrote the Why Michigan Essay.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 28, 2006, 10:53:02 AM
I wrote the Why Mich essay after doing a bit of research online, using UM's LS website as well as various message boards. It wasn't very good, but at least it shows I care, right? ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 11:39:15 AM
just checked my status online and was surprised to see that a decision has been reached. i have not gotten any of the cutesy emails from the dean of admissions or anything so i am assuming it is a rejection. will have to wait and see though.

for those of you who have already gotten the mail, how long between the day your online status was updated to 'decision' and the time when you actually got the snail mail envelope telling you whether or not you got in?

by the way, for those of you in the know, if i look at things in a certain way i figure i have a slight reason to be optimistic... tell me if the following makes sense to you:

one of their options is "Early Decision - No Decision" -- meaning that they are rolling you over into the regular applicant pool for further consideration. i dont think my #s are THAT bad (167/3.66) that they'd make me an autoding; i figure my #s are decent enough that if they didn't see fit to admit me Ed, they would at least roll me over and my status would say "Early Decision -- No Decision" but instead, it says Decision; so either I seem like a complete retard to them and they want nothing to do with me or I got in. right?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on November 28, 2006, 11:46:06 AM
just checked my status online and was surprised to see that a decision has been reached. i have not gotten any of the cutesy emails from the dean of admissions or anything so i am assuming it is a rejection. will have to wait and see though.

for those of you who have already gotten the mail, how long between the day your online status was updated to 'decision' and the time when you actually got the snail mail envelope telling you whether or not you got in?

by the way, for those of you in the know, if i look at things in a certain way i figure i have a slight reason to be optimistic... tell me if the following makes sense to you:

one of their options is "Early Decision - No Decision" -- meaning that they are rolling you over into the regular applicant pool for further consideration. i dont think my #s are THAT bad (167/3.66) that they'd make me an autoding; i figure my #s are decent enough that if they didn't see fit to admit me Ed, they would at least roll me over and my status would say "Early Decision -- No Decision" but instead, it says Decision; so either I seem like a complete retard to them and they want nothing to do with me or I got in. right?

when did you apply?

pre-emptive congrats to you!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 11:46:13 AM
just checked my status online and was surprised to see that a decision has been reached. i have not gotten any of the cutesy emails from the dean of admissions or anything so i am assuming it is a rejection. will have to wait and see though.

It's still pretty early in the cycle and I have yet to see anyone get a rejection. If you have gone to decision you have likely been accepted.

woah... are you serious?? what are you basing this on? that all the rejections go out after a certain date??
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 11:46:36 AM
just checked my status online and was surprised to see that a decision has been reached. i have not gotten any of the cutesy emails from the dean of admissions or anything so i am assuming it is a rejection. will have to wait and see though.

for those of you who have already gotten the mail, how long between the day your online status was updated to 'decision' and the time when you actually got the snail mail envelope telling you whether or not you got in?

by the way, for those of you in the know, if i look at things in a certain way i figure i have a slight reason to be optimistic... tell me if the following makes sense to you:

one of their options is "Early Decision - No Decision" -- meaning that they are rolling you over into the regular applicant pool for further consideration. i dont think my #s are THAT bad (167/3.66) that they'd make me an autoding; i figure my #s are decent enough that if they didn't see fit to admit me Ed, they would at least roll me over and my status would say "Early Decision -- No Decision" but instead, it says Decision; so either I seem like a complete retard to them and they want nothing to do with me or I got in. right?

why did you apply?

pre-emptive congrats to you!

CONGRATS?? wtf?? you people think i got in??
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 28, 2006, 11:46:47 AM
MachoBreeze:  I noticed that my status had changed to "Decision" on a Wednesday, and I got my package in the mail on the following Monday, a lapse of 4 business days.  I would say this is either typical or a bit long-ish.  I think that the Dean's email you mentioned was probably for people who were accepted fairly early on because it referenced the acceptance letter and indicated that it was for people who had received their packets a little over a week ago.  Hope this helps quell some of your anxiety.  I'm sure you're fine.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 11:48:49 AM
MachoBreeze:  I noticed that my status had changed to "Decision" on a Wednesday, and I got my package in the mail on the following Monday, a lapse of 4 business days.  I would say this is either typical or a bit long-ish.  I think that the Dean's email you mentioned was probably for people who were accepted fairly early on because it referenced the acceptance letter and indicated that it was for people who had received their packets a little over a week ago.  Hope this helps quell some of your anxiety.  I'm sure you're fine.  :)

wow... i'm totally shocked here... so you guys (who have been following the UMich ED process much closer than i have) are telling me that since rejections HAVE NOT gone out yet that i am most likely going to get an acceptance in the mail?

i need to know this because i am scheduled to retake the lsat this saturday and i need to know how hard to prepare   :o
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 28, 2006, 11:56:23 AM
MachoBreeze:  I noticed that my status had changed to "Decision" on a Wednesday, and I got my package in the mail on the following Monday, a lapse of 4 business days.  I would say this is either typical or a bit long-ish.  I think that the Dean's email you mentioned was probably for people who were accepted fairly early on because it referenced the acceptance letter and indicated that it was for people who had received their packets a little over a week ago.  Hope this helps quell some of your anxiety.  I'm sure you're fine.  :)

wow... i'm totally shocked here... so you guys (who have been following the UMich ED process much closer than i have) are telling me that since rejections HAVE NOT gone out yet that i am most likely going to get an acceptance in the mail?

i need to know this because i am scheduled to retake the lsat this saturday and i need to know how hard to prepare   :o

If you are ED and your status changed to 'Decision' you have been admitted.  Michigan does not reject people through the ED process; they only defer or accept.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 12:01:01 PM
With all that said, you should never not prepare to take the LSAT. Why are you re-taking if you applied ED?

because i figured i would not get into UMich ED and would try to up my score for all the other schools i applied to.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on November 28, 2006, 12:01:28 PM
With all that said, you should never not prepare to take the LSAT. Why are you re-taking if you applied ED?

Yeah, if you are going to take the LSAT, don't half-ass the preparation.  It would be a waste of a saturday morning.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 12:04:21 PM
With all that said, you should never not prepare to take the LSAT. Why are you re-taking if you applied ED?

because i figured i would not get into UMich ED and would try to up my score for all the other schools i applied to.

167 seems right on target for UMich, especially ED. Or am I missing something?

based on LSAC's data, i had a <20% chance at umich with my #s. also, on LSN, 167/3.65 seemed to be right on the borderline; i am also perpetually skeptical of my chances so that probably plays a role as well.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Cerbere1 on November 28, 2006, 12:11:31 PM
MachoBreeze:  when did you go complete?  UM is impossible to figure out when it comes to early decision apps.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 12:14:10 PM
MachoBreeze:  when did you go complete?  UM is impossible to figure out when it comes to early decision apps.

i went complete about 7-10 days ago. i actually had to call them because inititally they sent me a notice saying my app was incomplete and i wouldnt be considered in ED. when i called them they cleared things up and realized that my app WAS complete (lsac gave them bad information or something) and that i was good to go for ED. i got a letter dated 11/22 on 11/24 notifying me that my ED app was complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 12:15:23 PM
With all that said, you should never not prepare to take the LSAT. Why are you re-taking if you applied ED?

because i figured i would not get into UMich ED and would try to up my score for all the other schools i applied to.

167 seems right on target for UMich, especially ED. Or am I missing something?

based on LSAC's data, i had a <20% chance at umich with my #s. also, on LSN, 167/3.65 seemed to be right on the borderline; i am also perpetually skeptical of my chances so that probably plays a role as well.


Do you believe you had a strong application + letters? Are you a URM? Did you write a Why Mich essay?  Any one of those factors could potentially up your chances and LSAC calculator wouldn't be able to take into account those factors

i guess... i dunno; my app/letters are a toss-up i think. they could be good, could be bad depending on who you ask. not a URM. did do a why mich essay.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 28, 2006, 01:07:44 PM
What are these "cutesy" emails people referenced? I am IN but I am curious of an example of one.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: topher on November 28, 2006, 01:14:32 PM
MagicMurdock: It was an email from Dean Zearfoss that was witty and slightly cheeky.  The premise was that you would have been mailed out a packet, but that she couldn't tell you the contents of the packet, but that, in fact, there was important information about Financial aid and the "conditions of the offer."  It was just a nice, follow-up information email, but one that was funny. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 01:17:49 PM
i havent been able to read this whole thread obviously but does anybody know of anyone who has "Decision" on their online status check that got REJECTED?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 28, 2006, 01:23:05 PM
i havent been able to read this whole thread obviously but does anybody know of anyone who has "Decision" on their online status check that got REJECTED?

So far everyone who has gone decision has been admitted as far as I know.  I know some schools (Duke, GTown) have begun waitlisting people already, but I know of no school that has begun sending out rejections.  It's still too early in the cycle to reject anyone, and people who are likely to be rejected will probably be held over into the spring before they receive their notices (just my speculation).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 28, 2006, 01:25:31 PM
MagicMurdock: It was an email from Dean Zearfoss that was witty and slightly cheeky.  The premise was that you would have been mailed out a packet, but that she couldn't tell you the contents of the packet, but that, in fact, there was important information about Financial aid and the "conditions of the offer."  It was just a nice, follow-up information email, but one that was funny. 

AH! AGHAST! :'(

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 01:25:52 PM
i am hearing elsewhere that people who got admitted to michigan got notice of the admissions via email BEFORE getting the letter/package in the mail. can anybody substantiate this? or is it just BS?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on November 28, 2006, 01:32:22 PM
i am hearing elsewhere that people who got admitted to michigan got notice of the admissions via email BEFORE getting the letter/package in the mail. can anybody substantiate this? or is it just BS?

This is BS.  Word of these emails only started in the last two days.  People have been getting acceptances for longer than that (I was accepted and have so far not received any emails).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Drew P. Bottom on November 28, 2006, 01:51:10 PM
i am hearing elsewhere that people who got admitted to michigan got notice of the admissions via email BEFORE getting the letter/package in the mail. can anybody substantiate this? or is it just BS?

Same. Accepted. No e-mails, much to my chagrin...:'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 04:25:23 PM
anybody else with any input on this? i dont know if i can wait 3-4 days  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 28, 2006, 04:45:55 PM
MagicMurdock: It was an email from Dean Zearfoss that was witty and slightly cheeky.  The premise was that you would have been mailed out a packet, but that she couldn't tell you the contents of the packet, but that, in fact, there was important information about Financial aid and the "conditions of the offer."  It was just a nice, follow-up information email, but one that was funny. 

Aww I didn't get one, so not feeling the love :-(

Mpark, has your status changed to decision yet? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 09:15:14 PM
has anybody on LSD applied and/or been accepted ED?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 28, 2006, 09:41:47 PM
has anybody else on LSD applied/been accepted ED?

Willax or something like that about a week ago, he's a very solid candidate. 

Doesn't look like there are many Mich EDs on LSD or LSN.  I'm still waiting... but I'm feeling less and less confidant.  Wish me luck!

YES, I was accepted ED...and Thank You...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 28, 2006, 09:49:54 PM
has anybody else on LSD applied/been accepted ED?

Willax or something like that about a week ago, he's a very solid candidate. 

Doesn't look like there are many Mich EDs on LSD or LSN.  I'm still waiting... but I'm feeling less and less confidant.  Wish me luck!

YES, I was accepted ED...and Thank You...

wilax, my online status changed to "decision" today.... do you think, like others on this thread have been saying, that i can be reasonably assured that an acceptance is forthcoming?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on November 28, 2006, 09:51:32 PM
In response to the inquiry about decision notification (e-mail vs. letter), every accepted student should get the packet before the e-mail.  The e-mail from Dean Zearfoss is simply a follow-up to make sure accepted students have received the packet.  It typically comes about a week or so after the packet.  It's also kind of "cutesy" and is meant to make accepted students feel special.  It definitely worked on me, though I was already in the process of falling for Michigan Law.


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on November 29, 2006, 12:05:28 AM
wilax, my online status changed to "decision" today.... do you think, like others on this thread have been saying, that i can be reasonably assured that an acceptance is forthcoming?

I don't wanna jinx you, but it's looking good if you are ED and went to decision...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 29, 2006, 09:07:31 AM
My status was updated to "decision" today...hopefully that's good news!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 29, 2006, 09:09:24 AM
My status was updated to "decision" today...hopefully that's good news!

nice! i think....

edit: just looked at your LSN... yeah, i dont think you have anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 29, 2006, 09:20:00 AM
My status was updated to "decision" today...hopefully that's good news!

nice! i think....

edit: just looked at your LSN... yeah, i dont think you have anything to worry about.

Haha, I hope so.  A wee bit of paranoia that I wouldn't get in anywhere else set in yesterday.  I didn't think I'd ever be one of "those" people...until I started applying.;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 29, 2006, 09:22:29 AM
My status was updated to "decision" today...hopefully that's good news!

nice! i think....

edit: just looked at your LSN... yeah, i dont think you have anything to worry about.

Haha, I hope so.  A wee bit of paranoia that I wouldn't get in anywhere else set in yesterday.  I didn't think I'd ever be one of "those" people...until I started applying.;)


trust me, i know about paranoia. despite my best efforts to be positive about things, i'm convinced that my update to 'decision' was a clerical error.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 29, 2006, 10:49:56 AM
So, I'm pretty impressed with UMich.  My status was updated to "decision" just today.  Being in Canada, land of poutine and incredibly slow mail, I thought I might receive something in a week if I was lucky.  Lo and behold, the UPS man just pulled up with my acceptance, overnighted from Ann Arbor!  Not too shabby.:)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 29, 2006, 10:57:03 AM
So, I'm pretty impressed with UMich.  My status was updated to "decision" just today.  Being in Canada, land of poutine and incredibly slow mail, I thought I might receive something in a week if I was lucky.  Lo and behold, the UPS man just pulled up with my acceptance, overnighted from Ann Arbor!  Not too shabby.:)

:( my status was updated to "decision" yesterday and i just checked my mail... nothing .... now i'm worried   :-\

maybe they dont pull out the stops for us <170 dullards?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 29, 2006, 11:10:49 AM
So, I'm pretty impressed with UMich.  My status was updated to "decision" just today.  Being in Canada, land of poutine and incredibly slow mail, I thought I might receive something in a week if I was lucky.  Lo and behold, the UPS man just pulled up with my acceptance, overnighted from Ann Arbor!  Not too shabby.:)

:( my status was updated to "decision" yesterday and i just checked my mail... nothing .... now i'm worried   :-\

maybe they dont pull out the stops for us <170 dullards?

 :P  Nope, I think this is the one and only time being in Canada has gotten something to me sooner!  Haven't heard of anyone else getting it so fast. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on November 29, 2006, 12:21:46 PM
Congrats, Saja!  This is your first one, right?

Michigan just sent me a real "congrats on your acceptance" e-mail a few minutes ago.  I guess after a few days, they stop trying to be coy?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 29, 2006, 02:06:51 PM
okay i need advice... it SEEMS as if i was accepted ED (KNOCK ON WOOD--have not gotten official notice but went to decision yesteray); if i get in, i'm obviously committed to attending michigan and the whole process is over for me just like that. but i am scheduled to re-take the lsat this saturday. my present #s (167/3.64) don't seem like they would be all that enticing to michigan where they see fit to offer me any money. and, obviously, if i am accepted, i am a binding ED admit. do you guys think i should retake on saturday and that, if i do a) indeed get an acceptance letter and b) get a higher score (i.e. 171+), that i can let michigan know this thereby increasing my shot at $$? or does the fact that I am a ED candidate who they don't need to entice in any way at all kind of make it a pointless endeavor?

thoughts?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on November 29, 2006, 02:09:12 PM
I would say that it won't help your positioning for money at all.  They know you are going, so why spend resources to get you there?  I don't think UMich gives merit money to any ED people. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Saja on November 29, 2006, 02:11:23 PM
First, thanks for the congrats!

Macho Breeze: You *are* in.  Do you want to go to UMich above all other schools, or at least as much?  If so, I'd say don't take the LSAT, if not, I might take it again... simple as that.:)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 29, 2006, 02:18:16 PM
First, thanks for the congrats!

Macho Breeze: You *are* in.  Do you want to go to UMich above all other schools, or at least as much?  If so, I'd say don't take the LSAT, if not, I might take it again... simple as that.:)

well if i am indeed in at UMich ED then it's obviously pointless to take it again for the purposes of ADMISSIONS since I am committed to attenidng UMich anyway. but at that point, the only reasons for taking it again would be:

1. intellectual bragging rights
2. be a better candidate for employment at a test prep company
3. possibility for $$$ at michigan

but, as i mentioned above, since i'm binding ED, michigan has no incentive whatsoever to "sweeten the deal" for me even if i score a 180 on my retake. i'm just wondering if the $$ they offer is SOLELY offered for pot-sweetening purposes for admits or if it is also maybe offered purely on merit terms... and, if it is offered on merit terms, do they consider a high lsat score to be something meritorious?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Cerbere1 on November 29, 2006, 02:34:29 PM
First, thanks for the congrats!

Macho Breeze: You *are* in.  Do you want to go to UMich above all other schools, or at least as much?  If so, I'd say don't take the LSAT, if not, I might take it again... simple as that.:)

well if i am indeed in at UMich ED then it's obviously pointless to take it again for the purposes of ADMISSIONS since I am committed to attenidng UMich anyway. but at that point, the only reasons for taking it again would be:

1. intellectual bragging rights
2. be a better candidate for employment at a test prep company
3. possibility for $$$ at michigan

but, as i mentioned above, since i'm binding ED, michigan has no incentive whatsoever to "sweeten the deal" for me even if i score a 180 on my retake. i'm just wondering if the $$ they offer is SOLELY offered for pot-sweetening purposes for admits or if it is also maybe offered purely on merit terms... and, if it is offered on merit terms, do they consider a high lsat score to be something meritorious?

my god man...you seem both incredibly insecure and indecisive.  just take the friggin test, and if you feel you gaffed, then cancel the friggin score. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chitownluva on November 29, 2006, 10:19:49 PM
First, thanks for the congrats!

Macho Breeze: You *are* in.  Do you want to go to UMich above all other schools, or at least as much?  If so, I'd say don't take the LSAT, if not, I might take it again... simple as that.:)

well if i am indeed in at UMich ED then it's obviously pointless to take it again for the purposes of ADMISSIONS since I am committed to attenidng UMich anyway. but at that point, the only reasons for taking it again would be:

1. intellectual bragging rights
2. be a better candidate for employment at a test prep company
3. possibility for $$$ at michigan

but, as i mentioned above, since i'm binding ED, michigan has no incentive whatsoever to "sweeten the deal" for me even if i score a 180 on my retake. i'm just wondering if the $$ they offer is SOLELY offered for pot-sweetening purposes for admits or if it is also maybe offered purely on merit terms... and, if it is offered on merit terms, do they consider a high lsat score to be something meritorious?

my god man...you seem both incredibly insecure and indecisive.  just take the friggin test, and if you feel you gaffed, then cancel the friggin score. 

Ditto.  Don't sweat it and just take it.  You'll feel good once you've nailed it and since there's nothing riding on this you can swing for the fences.  You're not getting your money back from LSAC so go kick its ass.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on November 29, 2006, 10:47:33 PM
I have yet to receive my UM ID or notice that my app is complete...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on November 29, 2006, 11:14:05 PM
So, I'm pretty impressed with UMich.  My status was updated to "decision" just today.  Being in Canada, land of poutine and incredibly slow mail, I thought I might receive something in a week if I was lucky.  Lo and behold, the UPS man just pulled up with my acceptance, overnighted from Ann Arbor!  Not too shabby.:)

:( my status was updated to "decision" yesterday and i just checked my mail... nothing .... now i'm worried   :-\

maybe they dont pull out the stops for us <170 dullards?

It took my acceptance packet 4 days to get to my house from the day my status check went to decision.  From what I can tell, Michigan expedites packages quicker to Canada, based on other Canadien acceptances.  You should get your packet by the end of the week.


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Rockie on November 30, 2006, 02:10:23 AM
I have yet to receive my UM ID or notice that my app is complete...

Me too.  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on November 30, 2006, 06:24:57 AM
Lots of activity on this thread since I last saw it...Zamora and akakaka seem rather quiet.  Did I miss their decision status announcements?

Also, congrats MachoBreeze.  I'd have to say the other was right.  If you're wondering about the LSAT at all, why not take it and simply cancel if you don't feel you nailed it?  There seems to be no harm done from that aside from an early and wasted Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 30, 2006, 06:32:09 AM
Awwww, don't worry, you aren't crying alone under that desk!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on November 30, 2006, 06:34:49 AM
Did anyone get the email with the ID for the status checker midweek or do they always come on Mondays? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 30, 2006, 06:38:47 AM
Lots of activity on this thread since I last saw it...Zamora and akakaka seem rather quiet.  Did I miss their decision status announcements?

Also, congrats MachoBreeze.  I'd have to say the other was right.  If you're wondering about the LSAT at all, why not take it and simply cancel if you don't feel you nailed it?  There seems to be no harm done from that aside from an early and wasted Saturday morning.

No  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 30, 2006, 06:39:26 AM
My status checker hasn't updated today... anyone else do the same?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 30, 2006, 06:40:16 AM
Awwww, don't worry, you aren't crying alone under that desk!

AH! I hadn't noticed you there before. Care for an almond?

Michigan should admit you for your hospitality :D Numbers? What numbers?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on November 30, 2006, 06:41:16 AM
My status checker hasn't updated today... anyone else do the same?

Nevermind, still complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 30, 2006, 06:43:12 AM
Time to join us under the desk  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 30, 2006, 06:48:58 AM
I think you should write them a letter to that effect. Include some almonds for good measure.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on November 30, 2006, 07:06:59 AM
Any more room under that desk?  I have been complete since 10/20 and haven't heard anything.  My GPA is below the 25%, but my LSAT is above the 75%.  I know my numbers are iffy, but I was hoping my Michigan residency would give me the extra boost I might need.  Michigan is also my UG.  I am beginning to feel those chances slipping away.  Here's hoping for at least a waitlist.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on November 30, 2006, 07:58:21 AM
Woo hoo! Party under the desk!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pixiepie on November 30, 2006, 08:14:54 AM
I'll bring some of those new candycane hershey kisses... not a big fan of white chocolate, but those are pretty amazing!

Having a status checker stay at complete is kind of driving me insane. I thought it would be better than not having one at all... At least now I only check once a day, instead of my e-mail constantly...

(Last night I had a dream that I checked it and was waitlisted for not writing the Why Mich)

Hahaha. I had the same dream.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on November 30, 2006, 10:09:29 PM
nothing in the mail today either. god i hope it comes tomorrow so i dont need to take the stupid lsat on saturday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Boogles04 on December 01, 2006, 06:13:48 AM
Has Michigan admitted anyone who applied Regular Decision?  Or is this wave of admits all EA people?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 01, 2006, 06:36:22 AM
Has Michigan admitted anyone who applied Regular Decision?  Or is this wave of admits all EA people?

everyone who applied prior to nov. 15 and signed the binding ED contract was considered ED. everyone else was considered "regular" as far as i know and was not promised a decision prior to any specific date. they have indeed admitted some people with strong #s who did not apply ED so far.

click here and go to to the bottom to see who has been accepted thus far:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&cycle=4&school_code=0025
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bloak143 on December 01, 2006, 06:45:22 AM
Has Michigan admitted anyone who applied Regular Decision?  Or is this wave of admits all EA people?

Yes, they have begun admitting Regular Decision applicants.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 01, 2006, 07:27:56 AM
I'm still under my desk. I don't have any almonds today, but I do have some dried fruit and bottled water. We have to keep our strength up people.

I have granola! And some orange juice and vitamin C. We've gotta prevent illness so we can all celebrate when we get in somewhere great!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 01, 2006, 10:40:24 AM
got the letter today! wow, this is so great.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 01, 2006, 10:53:50 AM
thanks zamora. and thanks so much for letting me know that i probably got in... i was clueless as to what 'decision' meant on the status screen but your and others' explanation was a huge help in relieving the anxiety i felt the last three days.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 01, 2006, 10:58:43 AM
thanks zamora. and thanks so much for letting me know that i probably got in... i was clueless as to what 'decision' meant on the status screen but your and others' explanation was a huge help in relieving the anxiety i felt the last three days.

So are you taking the LSAT tomorrow?

90% yes. i'm crazy, huh? i figure there is a minuscule chance it will get me some money so it's worth it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 01, 2006, 11:22:48 AM
Congrats Macho!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 01, 2006, 11:32:33 AM
thanks guys. by the way, the note i got on my letter was very complimentary toward my personal statements. so i imagine that my PSes did indeed help me a bit and may have pushed me over the top despite my borderline #s. i figure this is important to note because lots of times people doubt the importance of the PS or the "softs" but they seem to have played a role here. i doubt i would have gotten in so quickly if my writing had not been strong.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 01, 2006, 12:54:08 PM
Be forewarned - they are great about communication and Dean Zearfoss has a slightly twisted sense of humor.  Which means that a lot of thin white envelopes may be forthcoming, none of which include the dread white slip.  They broke my heart several times last season.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 01, 2006, 01:00:34 PM
Be forewarned - they are great about communication and Dean Zearfoss has a slightly twisted sense of humor.  Which means that a lot of thin white envelopes may be forthcoming, none of which include the dread white slip.  They broke my heart several times last season.

I like Dean Zearfoss. Is she fun to hang around in person? Seems like a great person through her letters and e-mails.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 01, 2006, 01:05:25 PM
Be forewarned - they are great about communication and Dean Zearfoss has a slightly twisted sense of humor.  Which means that a lot of thin white envelopes may be forthcoming, none of which include the dread white slip.  They broke my heart several times last season.

I like Dean Zearfoss. Is she fun to hang around in person? Seems like a great person through her letters and e-mails.

She is an absolute pistol, and I mean that in the best possible way.  She's so gracious and warm and sincere and wonderful that it might be a bit nauseating, were it not for her (as I mentioned) dry, wry humor and pithy commentaries.  I like to pretend that she's my friend, but really, she's just that lovely to everyone.  (And she's a Michigan alum...so you see that it's not just the current students who drank the Kool Aid.)  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: CTR on December 01, 2006, 03:54:35 PM
There was a small, white envelope from Michigan waiting for me in my mailbox yesterday.  I almost had a heart attack.  Turns out it was simply notifying me that my application was complete.  I thought that was what the online status checker was for!  Slightly twisted indeed!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 01, 2006, 07:48:10 PM
There was a small, white envelope from Michigan waiting for me in my mailbox yesterday.  I almost had a heart attack.  Turns out it was simply notifying me that my application was complete.  I thought that was what the online status checker was for!  Slightly twisted indeed!!!

I had this happen to me too.  My heart started racing, then I felt incredibly teased afterward. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: cassise on December 01, 2006, 08:36:34 PM
anybody hear about the Darrow?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 01, 2006, 09:34:29 PM
anybody hear about the Darrow?

From what I understand, schools (including Mich) won't be making decisions about financial aid and scholarships until sometime in December and into January. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 03, 2006, 07:43:49 AM
So, it seems like there's been a bit of a lull in decisions according to LSN.  Maybe it'll pick up next week, with myself and everyone else in this thread who is waiting!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 03, 2006, 08:42:48 AM
Yes! Let's hope it picks up. Preferably with acceptances not rejections. I think I'd even be happy with a hold or a waitlist, just not a rejection! Please Michigan, don't reject me! I wuv you!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on December 03, 2006, 09:27:55 AM
I am ED and went to 'Decision' yesterday, so they are definitely still making them.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 03, 2006, 04:34:42 PM
I am ED and went to 'Decision' yesterday, so they are definitely still making them.

congrats
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on December 04, 2006, 04:02:10 AM
I am ED and went to 'Decision' yesterday, so they are definitely still making them.

congrats

Thanks man.  Barring the remote possibility it is some clerical error, I think it is a sign of impending good news.  However, my absurd side still checked the estimated delivery time on usps.com.  It says two days, so I hope I get a Michigan package today!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 04, 2006, 10:35:37 AM
Here's a statement put out by Michigan's law faculty today:

The University of Michigan Law School has long understood that enrolling students from a broad spectrum of perspectives and experiences generates a vibrant culture of comprehensive debate and discussion.  The Law School fosters interactions among students and faculty on terms of analytical rigor, passion, civility, and respect.  The wide-ranging and challenging conversations of our diverse student body, inside and outside the classroom, enrich the quality of our community's intellectual life and enhance the quality of legal education.
 
One element of the diversity we value is racial diversity, and, to this end, the Law School has taken race into account as one of many admissions criteria. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld our approach. The Michigan Constitution, however, was recently amended by ballot initiative to include a provision stating that public entities, including the University of Michigan, "shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of . . . public education[.]"  The Law School will make whatever changes in its admission practices are necessary to comply. We are, after all, a law school, and we respect the law.

Our commitment to diversity of all kinds remains undiminished.  We will, in ways consistent with the law, continue to encourage the broadest range of students to apply to this Law School, and we hope that students from all backgrounds who seek rigor and civility in their legal education will choose Michigan.  Most important, we remain committed to ensuring that all students are valued members of our community and contribute to the vitality of the institution. The University of Michigan Law School will continue to be a challenging and collegial environment for all of our students, and one in which all voices are heard.


I just like that little bit in the middle paragraph. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 04, 2006, 10:40:53 AM
i just glanced at cityslicker's LSN profile and he mentioned the stuff in the admit packet not being in the folder and i remembered that was a (mild) complaint several other people here had.... for the record guys, my stuff was neatly packed away in the blue folder they sent me  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 04, 2006, 10:45:22 AM
i just glanced at cityslicker's LSN profile and he mentioned the stuff in the admit packet not being in the folder and i remembered that was a (mild) complaint several other people here had.... for the record guys, my stuff was neatly packed away in the blue folder they sent me  ;D

Damn you.  Damn you to hell for being special!   :P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 04, 2006, 10:53:43 AM
Also, I just received that "funny" email from Dean Zearfoss.  I must say, it was like getting accepted all over again, and it made me feel good inside.  I may ask Dean Zearfoss to marry me now.  NOW I FEEL SPECIAL TOO!! (even though I know other people got this email, but please, don't burst my bubble).

As usual, Michigan has been doing all the right things to get me super-interested in their school (awesome cd-rom virtual tour, great acceptance letter, funny email...  this all definitely makes up for the fact I had to pack my own acceptance letter).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 04, 2006, 11:07:43 AM
Its great to see all the people being accepted to michigan and all the "personal" attention you get.  Definietly makes me like the school.  But could they please hurry up and send me my status checker ID?  I know I submitted a little later that you people but I want some love too.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 04, 2006, 01:10:13 PM
Its great to see all the people being accepted to michigan and all the "personal" attention you get.  Definietly makes me like the school.  But could they please hurry up and send me my status checker ID?  I know I submitted a little later that you people but I want some love too.

I just got my status checker ID!!  For reference, I sent my app on 11/13 and they requested my LSAC report on 11/17.  Now the vigil for my decision can begin.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 04, 2006, 01:10:57 PM
where's mine? i sent mine on the 15th!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 04, 2006, 01:27:08 PM
I got my e-mail as well!  And I'm complete!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Senator on December 04, 2006, 01:28:52 PM
I got my e-mail as well!  And I'm complete!!

dittos . . . now the real wait begins!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 04, 2006, 01:29:34 PM
How long do you think we will have to wait?  I'd be happy if it was under a month.  What does anyone think?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 04, 2006, 01:31:35 PM
How long do you think we will have to wait?  I'd be happy if it was under a month.  What does anyone think?

I'm hoping I find out something by 12/15 (i was complete 11/27)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 04, 2006, 01:46:47 PM
I've been complete for about a month now and have no decision. Bottom line is it depends.

Me too, over a month actually

Me three.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 04, 2006, 01:46:50 PM
I've been complete for about a month now and have no decision. Bottom line is it depends.

Me too, over a month actually

Same
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chitownluva on December 04, 2006, 05:21:58 PM
Wow, it sounds like the wait is on.  I just got the complete email with status checker today.  I'm going to see if I can avoid looking at it for a full week.  Yeah right....
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 04, 2006, 05:26:08 PM
When did Mich start sending out the majority of acceptances for the non-ED crowd last year?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 04, 2006, 06:22:58 PM
Ok I will not obsess about michigan for at least a month.  January 4th hear I come.  I've also convinced myself to not obsess obsess about Yale until February (I'm sure I'm gonna be dinged but a WL would be cool).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 04, 2006, 06:54:28 PM
Dumdedumdum. Still living under my "complete" desk. I have yogurt covered raisins though. They are making my stay here a much happier experience. I wonder if I called Michigan up and sang All I Want For Christmas Is You to them Mariah style if they'd let me in. For now I shall sing it to myself, replacing "you" with "acceptance".
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 04, 2006, 07:11:21 PM
When did Mich start sending out the majority of acceptances for the non-ED crowd last year?

No idea, but they've already started sending out acceptances to the non-ED crowd this year.  I'm not sure what last year's date would help with.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on December 04, 2006, 07:28:05 PM
Mariah would be proud.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 05, 2006, 12:40:54 AM
When did Mich start sending out the majority of acceptances for the non-ED crowd last year?

No idea, but they've already started sending out acceptances to the non-ED crowd this year.  I'm not sure what last year's date would help with.

I know, but those were for people who applied in Sept/Oct. I imagine they send out waves, so I guess I'm wondering when the 2nd wave will come for people who applied in late Oct/November
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 05, 2006, 06:09:31 AM
Here...you can have my wasabi peas and grass jelly drink if you'd like. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 05, 2006, 06:25:32 AM
No? What about Malta Goya?  I think it's a lot better than grass jelly, but many disagree.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 05, 2006, 07:22:22 AM
Wasabi peas. Interesting choice! Don't worry Zamora, I haven't heard of the other two either. I used to love the word "complete", it meant I had finished something. Now it just means I am waiting  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 05, 2006, 07:41:16 AM
I'm betting there will be some more decisions before the holidays, and then another batch after the New Year. But until then, I will continue to be "under the desk Mariah"...

All the lights are
shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of
childrens'
Laughter fills the air

And
everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me
The one I really need
Won't you please bring my acceptance to me quickly, yeah
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 05, 2006, 07:55:33 AM
We should draw straws to call and see when the next batch of decisions are going out..

Or you should just volunteer to do it  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on December 05, 2006, 08:18:02 AM
We should draw straws to call and see when the next batch of decisions are going out..

maybe now?  i just went to decision today.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 05, 2006, 08:22:16 AM
We should draw straws to call and see when the next batch of decisions are going out..

maybe now?  i just went to decision today.

Do you get an e-mail notification when you go to decision? or do you have to keep checking?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on December 05, 2006, 08:26:15 AM
We should draw straws to call and see when the next batch of decisions are going out..

maybe now?  i just went to decision today.

Do you get an e-mail notification when you go to decision? or do you have to keep checking?

just keep checking, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on December 05, 2006, 08:30:53 AM
How long to go do decision after getting the checker? Is the day you get the checker the day you went complete or is it possible you went complete before but they waited till the next batch of checker emails to send it out? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jackietob on December 05, 2006, 09:12:56 AM
I went to decision this morning!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 05, 2006, 09:25:35 AM
congrats jackietob. i would congratulate strivergirl too but, looking at her LSN, i doubt she'd be joining us at michigan  :P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on December 05, 2006, 09:26:23 AM
Unfortunately, I think it is time for some of us to realize (myself included) that there is likely a very good reason that we have not gone to "decision" - it is because the news is not good.  Best case we will be waitlisted, worst case we are going to be rejected.  The more I think about it, I don't like these on-line status checkers at all.  It is like you know that there has been ample time for them to accept you, but it may be weeks before they officially reject you.  Living in purgatory is no fun.   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MachoBreeze on December 05, 2006, 09:30:26 AM
Unfortunately, I think it is time for some of us to realize (myself included) that there is likely a very good reason that we have not gone to "decision" - it is because the news is not good.  Best case we will be waitlisted, worst case we are going to be rejected.  The more I think about it, I don't like these on-line status checkers at all.  It is like you know that there has been ample time for them to accept you, but it may be weeks before they officially reject you.  Living in purgatory is no fun.   

I don't think that's the case at all. I hear Michigan is notoriously slow with borderline cases. Although it is a bit of a bummer to not get a decision relatively soon after going complete, thereby realizing you're unlikely to hear your status until much later on, it doesn't mean your best case scenario is a waitlist... there's still a chance you'll get in later on in the process, I think. To say that WL is your best case scenario is too bleak of an outlook, IMO.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 05, 2006, 10:26:36 AM
I agree! On Michigan's site it says that at least one reader sees every application within a week of it going complete. If the case is not an autoadmit, it gets passed around to different readers. It keeps getting read until a decision can be made, and this could take months. Just because you don't get accepted soon after you have gone complete doesn't mean that you won't get accepted later. You never know which reader might say "hey! we want this student at Michigan!"
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Doraemon on December 05, 2006, 10:50:38 AM
Received - 11/13
Complete - 11/20
Decision - 12/5 (today)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 05, 2006, 10:55:33 AM
Seems to take them about 2 weeks to go from complete to decision. Since I went complete yesterday, I'll have to sit tight until just before Christmas.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 05, 2006, 11:02:26 AM
This sucks. I was one of the first ones to go complete, and I am still stuck at "Complete". Michigan hates me.  :-[

Same, and my numbers are good for UM, and I wrote a decent "Why Michigan?"  It sucks, because it's one of my top choices.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Doraemon on December 05, 2006, 11:06:15 AM
Wow!  You and I applied and went complete on virtually the same days.  Mind sharing your numbers (at least in terms of percentiles)?

Similar GPA, Higher LSAT. It kind of sucks I won't know what type of decision it is until the mailman comes.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on December 05, 2006, 11:36:33 AM
congrats jackietob. i would congratulate strivergirl too but, looking at her LSN, i doubt she'd be joining us at michigan  :P

i wouldn't be so sure, i really like it here!  i'm totally keeping my options open. ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on December 05, 2006, 12:37:50 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Doraemon on December 05, 2006, 02:00:29 PM
Sweet. I'm in.  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 05, 2006, 03:02:14 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

Congrats...I just got home from school, checked my email, and checked LSN (shows my priorities I guess since finals start Thursday and I'm way behind on my preparation).  Do you plan to go essay option 1 or option 2?



EDIT:  Congrats on your admission, Doraemon!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on December 05, 2006, 03:03:24 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

How did you receive this info???
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on December 05, 2006, 03:04:09 PM
Sweet. I'm in.  :D

Congrats! I urge you to google "hail the victors" and crank it loud.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: MorningStar on December 05, 2006, 03:18:38 PM
Anyone have any idea when us Michigan Complete EDs should start to assume we're getting defered?  It feels like I've been complete forever ED.  Starting to get a little anxious =(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on December 05, 2006, 03:26:54 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

Congrats...I just got home from school, checked my email, and checked LSN (shows my priorities I guess since finals start Thursday and I'm way behind on my preparation).  Do you plan to go essay option 1 or option 2?



EDIT:  Congrats on your admission, Doraemon!

Congrats to you too!  You got two essay options?  I got the impression that it was a single essay topic that should answer two questions.

I plan to thoroughly answer the first question, and then very briefly answer the second one.  What about you?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 05, 2006, 03:48:18 PM
Anyone have any idea when us Michigan Complete EDs should start to assume we're getting defered?  It feels like I've been complete forever ED.  Starting to get a little anxious =(

I was looking at this earlier (you and I have pretty similar numbers).  It doesn't look like there has been a positive ED letter sent in December in the history of LSN.  It looks like we've been deferred (which looks like a pretty certain rejection :( ).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 05, 2006, 03:58:26 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

Congrats...I just got home from school, checked my email, and checked LSN (shows my priorities I guess since finals start Thursday and I'm way behind on my preparation).  Do you plan to go essay option 1 or option 2?



EDIT:  Congrats on your admission, Doraemon!

Congrats to you too!  You got two essay options?  I got the impression that it was a single essay topic that should answer two questions.

I plan to thoroughly answer the first question, and then very briefly answer the second one.  What about you?

Oops...nope, I mistook the "on" for "one," added a few words in my head, and got the totally wrong impression from the email.  Normally I'd be embarrassed, but ridiculing myself for a moment is a nice respite from the crush of term papers and essay responses as my final semester winds down.

At least one of us has reading comprehension skills ;D

I actually will do something similar to you since I planned to answer the "first part" when I thought it was two separate prompts.  I am very passionate about my reasons for pursuing a legal education and so it seems to be a natural focus for me.  I didn't turn in a "Why Michigan" essay with my application, so I should probably sketch that out mentally before I tackle the second part.

I'm really going to put as much effort as I can into this because, if I somehow got a full Darrow, I would probably submit my deposit the next day and begin looking for housing in earnest. I think you're more of a candidate for that than I am, but I'm definitely going to give it my best shot.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dusya4 on December 05, 2006, 04:03:40 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

I got it too. Seems like a pretty simple scholarship "application" and only 500 words. Do you know how many people get these each year?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 05, 2006, 04:07:37 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

I got it too. Seems like a pretty simple scholarship "application" and only 500 words. Do you know how many people get these each year?


I think it was said in an earlier email that something like 14 people are awarded a Darrow per year, although I don't know whether that is the total Darrow count or only the full Darrow count.  Also, I'm going by memory (which is obviously not up to par right now), so take 14 as a ballpark figure.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on December 05, 2006, 04:17:50 PM
Just received an invitation to apply for the Darrow.  I guess they'll be making the scholarship decisions beginning later this month?

I got it too. Seems like a pretty simple scholarship "application" and only 500 words. Do you know how many people get these each year?


I think it was said in an earlier email that something like 14 people are awarded a Darrow per year, although I don't know whether that is the total Darrow count or only the full Darrow count.  Also, I'm going by memory (which is obviously not up to par right now), so take 14 as a ballpark figure.

Do you know if 14 refers to the number they give out or the number they aim to enroll?  I would assume that many people with Darrow-caliber qualifications end up going to HYS or take a Hamilton, etc.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on December 05, 2006, 05:05:37 PM
anybody know what the normal qualifications are for the darrow?  it'd be nice to get the chance to apply, but my lsat/soft factors might not be good enough?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on December 05, 2006, 06:43:18 PM
If you search LSN, you can prettty much see who won the Darrow last year.  It looks several winners were in the 169-173 LSAT range, so it looks like you would stand a great shot.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Doraemon on December 05, 2006, 07:06:49 PM
anybody know what the normal qualifications are for the darrow?  it'd be nice to get the chance to apply, but my lsat/soft factors might not be good enough?

You definitely qualify. I hope they'll send out more invitations.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: strivergirl on December 05, 2006, 07:39:05 PM
anybody know what the normal qualifications are for the darrow?  it'd be nice to get the chance to apply, but my lsat/soft factors might not be good enough?

You definitely qualify. I hope they'll send out more invitations.

i hope so too dood.  maybe next time i have a stupid question, i'll do the lsn research myself, but in the meantime thanks for doing it for me, guys!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: johnniewalkerblue on December 06, 2006, 05:07:49 AM
Anyone have any idea when us Michigan Complete EDs should start to assume we're getting defered?  It feels like I've been complete forever ED.  Starting to get a little anxious =(

I was looking at this earlier (you and I have pretty similar numbers).  It doesn't look like there has been a positive ED letter sent in December in the history of LSN.  It looks like we've been deferred (which looks like a pretty certain rejection :( ).

I went to Decision on 12/1 and received the acceptance package on 12/4.  I am under ED. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 06, 2006, 05:57:35 AM
Can I join under the desk?  I've been complete for a while but haven't heard a thing  :(  Let me in Michigan!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 06, 2006, 06:43:25 AM
are only ED people allowed under the desk?  How long to I have to have been complete before I can come under the desk? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 06, 2006, 06:43:36 AM
Can I join under the desk?  I've been complete for a while but haven't heard a thing  :(  Let me in Michigan!

You are so in at Mich.

But...can I join the under the table party as well?  The more and more I hear/read about Mich, the more I want to go--it's firmly a top choice!

Let me in MICH!!! :) :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 06, 2006, 07:12:12 AM
Anyone have any idea when us Michigan Complete EDs should start to assume we're getting defered?  It feels like I've been complete forever ED.  Starting to get a little anxious =(

I was looking at this earlier (you and I have pretty similar numbers).  It doesn't look like there has been a positive ED letter sent in December in the history of LSN.  It looks like we've been deferred (which looks like a pretty certain rejection :( ).

I went to Decision on 12/1 and received the acceptance package on 12/4.  I am under ED. 

Three things:

1. Congrats.
2. Get on LSN, that's important info!
3. Johnnie Walker Blue is a vastly overrated Scotch.  I don't know how anyone pays that much for a blend :-P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 06, 2006, 08:01:29 AM
I think we are going to need a bigger desk Zamora! Today I have chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. You've gotta know that is going to draw a crowd!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 06, 2006, 09:02:40 AM
I like figs.  I can bring banana bread too.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 06, 2006, 09:47:41 AM
If you search LSN, you can prettty much see who won the Darrow last year.  It looks several winners were in the 169-173 LSAT range, so it looks like you would stand a great shot.  Good luck!

Looks like the Darrow winners had 3.9 ~ 4.0 GPAs. People w/ higher LSATs but lower GPAs seem to get the ~$50k scholarship.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on December 06, 2006, 09:54:01 AM
If you search LSN, you can prettty much see who won the Darrow last year.  It looks several winners were in the 169-173 LSAT range, so it looks like you would stand a great shot.  Good luck!

Looks like the Darrow winners had 3.9 ~ 4.0 GPAs. People w/ higher LSATs but lower GPAs seem to get the ~$50k scholarship.

What about the Dean's Scholarship?  I am guessing above 75%ile LSAT and close to 25%ile or above GPA?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jackietob on December 06, 2006, 10:03:10 AM
congrats jackietob. i would congratulate strivergirl too but, looking at her LSN, i doubt she'd be joining us at michigan  :P


Thanks!  I am still nervously waiting to hear what that decision is though.  My mail is painfully slow.  Good luck to everyone else waiting!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 06, 2006, 10:13:19 AM
You bring the air mattress. I'll bring the flannel sheets. It's getting cccccold, and with no love from Michigan we all have to stay warm!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 06, 2006, 11:38:30 AM
Another day at complete... I think I'm going to get an air matress for under the desk.

Duck- and Cover!

Me too, I went complete on 10/24, OCTOBER 24!   I wasn't ED, and I chose Fall 2007 only, but still, I'm getting nervous.  I'm not too optimistic at this point.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on December 06, 2006, 11:41:44 AM
I must interrupt this nonsense to remind y'all  once again that I was accepted in April!  Or maybe it was early May.

(Not time to panic yet!!  But it sounds so cozy under the desk, I may pop by for a visit.  If you'll have me - I'll be popcorn as a peace offering.)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 07, 2006, 07:08:57 AM
I must interrupt this nonsense to remind y'all  once again that I was accepted in April!  Or maybe it was early May.

(Not time to panic yet!!  But it sounds so cozy under the desk, I may pop by for a visit.  If you'll have me - I'll be popcorn as a peace offering.)

Has anyone ever told you that you bear a startling resemblance to Chelsea Clinton? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 07, 2006, 07:29:29 AM
Ah wireless, an absolute must! I have muffins today, doing things Elle Woods style  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 07, 2006, 07:29:43 AM
Can I join too? Actually, it might be better if one of you under the desk just shoots me --- at least you'll save some room for other people .... .
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 07, 2006, 07:39:13 AM
A desk fort must now be built. Voila, through the magic of the internet it has been done.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 07, 2006, 07:53:47 AM
Does anyone know if UMich updates their status checker multiple times a day or is a "complete" updated on 12/07 the end of hope for today?? I am slowly inching my way under the desk.. err fort?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 07, 2006, 08:20:13 AM
Does anyone know if UMich updates their status checker multiple times a day or is a "complete" updated on 12/07 the end of hope for today?? I am slowly inching my way under the desk.. err fort?

Seems to be once/day.

Please find a good pickle picture for your avatar.  ;D

Done and done.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 07, 2006, 09:12:13 AM
I'm still at complete. I'll join you guys in the fort.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 07, 2006, 11:22:25 AM
Definitely not feelin' the love at Umich.  And starting to lose hope for an ED decision.  Does anyone know of any last minute ED admits that hovered around the December 15th deadline that will boost my spirits?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 07, 2006, 11:31:42 AM
in the same boat as Data ED...


...long time board stalker, first time poster.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: tapper on December 07, 2006, 01:40:34 PM
My application went complete in early November...but then I had a reccomender send a late LOR (my third reccomender just didn't get it in on time)...I'm listed as complete in late November for Northwestern as a result (they actually give a completion date), even though my applications went out mid-October.

Any chance I was moved to the bottom of the pile when my late LOR came in, or should I be hiding with everybody else?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: go.ph. on December 07, 2006, 02:26:43 PM
Definitely not feelin' the love at Umich.  And starting to lose hope for an ED decision.  Does anyone know of any last minute ED admits that hovered around the December 15th deadline that will boost my spirits?

I'm Mich ED too and have pretty much thrown in the towel...I think they're likely done with ED admits.  I never really thought it was going to happen for me anyways, but it still kind of bums me out.  I wonder if we'll get letters in the mail informing us first or if all of our status checkers will change simultaneously on the 15th to Early Decision - No Decision.

At least when it's all over I can start getting anxious/excited about the schools I have a better chance of getting the nod at...

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 08, 2006, 04:01:01 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on December 08, 2006, 04:02:52 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!

Yay!  What an awesome Friday! :)  Congrats
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 08, 2006, 04:07:52 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!

Yay!  What an awesome Friday! :)  Congrats

Thanks!  It definitely made my weekend!  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 245 on December 08, 2006, 04:11:51 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!

Wow!  That is such an awesome way to start off your weekend!  Congratulations, Moni!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 08, 2006, 04:48:23 PM
Wow Moni -- Congratufreakinlations, what a great day!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 08, 2006, 05:16:10 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!

Congratulations on your HAT TRICK! Yeah!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 08, 2006, 05:58:48 PM
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on December 08, 2006, 10:15:53 PM
I'm IN!!! I came home tonight to acceptances from Michigan, Duke and Georgetown!!!! My first 3 all at once!  As you can tell, I'm excited!

Congrats MoniLi!!!! We knew it was coming :-)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 08, 2006, 10:30:50 PM
Is there consensus on if Mich updates on Saturdays?  Or does the date just change?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 08, 2006, 10:44:29 PM
Is there consensus on if Mich updates on Saturdays?  Or does the date just change?

TITCQ
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 08, 2006, 10:48:28 PM
Is there consensus on if Mich updates on Saturdays?  Or does the date just change?

TITCQ

I asked a question.  I need the credited response.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 09, 2006, 05:33:27 AM
Is there consensus on if Mich updates on Saturdays?  Or does the date just change?

TITCQ

I asked a question.  I need the credited response.

TITCR.  Oh well, I'm still at complete so I guess I don't really care for this week  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: hollababie on December 09, 2006, 08:12:15 AM
OMG this is driving me crazy.
ED and status still at complete (complete Nov. 15).
Does this mean I'm inching away from acceptance right now?  :'(

I know it was a reach, but show me some love here Michigan!

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 08:19:28 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 10, 2006, 08:38:11 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 08:39:43 PM
I thought so too, but she got in the elevator last week so I have hope :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 10, 2006, 08:40:55 PM
Haha. I saw that too, but what does it mean ???
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 08:41:53 PM
Check out www.greyswriters.com ... FAB insights! I love the writers.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 10, 2006, 08:45:45 PM
Check out www.greyswriters.com ... FAB insights! I love the writers.

You realize you are aiding my procrastination. And I am jealous of that writer. So so jealous. I would kill to get to write an episode of Grey's Anatomy!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 08:53:27 PM
I am sitting in a study group right now... procrastination doesn't get much worse than this
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 10, 2006, 08:56:20 PM
I am sitting in a study group right now... procrastination doesn't get much worse than this

I congratulate you on your dedication to the procrastination cause. Did you put that on your resume? Because you should. Law schools really like dedication  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 09:00:38 PM
I heard Princeton Law LOVES that. Think I should apply? haha
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 09:01:00 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!

LOL I think they will be ok...I read way too many spoilers. ;)

But what's another option for accepted? (And DON'T mention Izzie with anyone, can't stand her and won't have her as part of my siggy!!)

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 09:02:10 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!

LOL I think they will be ok...I read way too many spoilers. ;)

But what's another option for accepted? (And DON'T mention Izzie with anyone, can't stand her and won't have her as part of my siggy!!)



Bailey and her husband?

eh, I would but they aren't shown enough (at least Tucker isn't shown enough..I tend to forget about him).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 09:03:26 PM
Alex and Addison. If they got together I'd die laughing/love it way too much
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 10, 2006, 09:05:10 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!

LOL I think they will be ok...I read way too many spoilers. ;)

But what's another option for accepted? (And DON'T mention Izzie with anyone, can't stand her and won't have her as part of my siggy!!)



ummmm.... Alex and any woman? hehe. Like that patient who was dying and took him into the bar bathroom. Meredith and George would make a good rejection one. Though somewhat cruel. I love George. I would marry him if he were a real person.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 09:06:06 PM
Alex and Addison. If they got together I'd die laughing/love it way too much

hmmm..I've read spoilers...

I'm very against this relationship though, only for the fact that it would be another teacher/student relationship and I'm over it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 10, 2006, 09:07:13 PM
Haha. I do like Alex though, despite his retarded tendencies. And I've grown to be a huge fan of Addison.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 09:08:16 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!

LOL I think they will be ok...I read way too many spoilers. ;)

But what's another option for accepted? (And DON'T mention Izzie with anyone, can't stand her and won't have her as part of my siggy!!)



ummmm.... Alex and any woman? hehe. Like that patient who was dying and took him into the bar bathroom. Meredith and George would make a good rejection one. Though somewhat cruel. I love George. I would marry him if he were a real person.

Not a bad idea.  Now that I think about it, George and Olivia would make a good rejected.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 10, 2006, 09:11:58 PM
My status checker is down. Do they even update on Sunday?

Either way, bump for a new week of paranoia...

Mine is down too.  They don't update on Sundays though...

Mine is down also.

Ps. I love your sig, though you may want to rethink Cristina and Burke, their relationship is quite rocky right now!

LOL I think they will be ok...I read way too many spoilers. ;)

But what's another option for accepted? (And DON'T mention Izzie with anyone, can't stand her and won't have her as part of my siggy!!)



ummmm.... Alex and any woman? hehe. Like that patient who was dying and took him into the bar bathroom. Meredith and George would make a good rejection one. Though somewhat cruel. I love George. I would marry him if he were a real person.

Not a bad idea.  Now that I think about it, George and Olivia would make a good rejected.

or if you want to reach further back, can it get any worse than Ellis and Thatcher?

and that leads to Ellis and the Chief (rejected twice...ouch)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 11, 2006, 06:42:14 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 11, 2006, 06:43:59 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine went to decision today! I am not sure though whether that's good news or bad news... I am not ED.

Edit: and by today I mean Dec. 9. I am still freaking out though :). 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 11, 2006, 06:48:16 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine hasn't updated. Still says Dec 9th.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 11, 2006, 06:50:14 AM
how long are they mailed after they read decision?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 11, 2006, 06:51:01 AM
how long are they mailed after they read decision?

I think they're mailed before they change the actual status checker. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 11, 2006, 06:52:22 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine hasn't updated. Still says Dec 9th.

Same...you think we might go decision???
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 11, 2006, 06:53:16 AM
I'm in the same boat with Dec 9. So, I hope so. But probably not. sigh
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 11, 2006, 07:01:02 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine hasn't updated. Still says Dec 9th.

Same...you think we might go decision???

Mine also says December 9th.  I think we may well be on our way to decision but not sure if that's a good thing. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 11, 2006, 07:08:12 AM
Hmm, I was thinking/hoping we may be going to decision also.  However, if everyone is still on Dec. 9 perhaps it's just wishful thinking.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 11, 2006, 07:08:24 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine hasn't updated. Still says Dec 9th.

Same...you think we might go decision???

Mine also says December 9th.  I think we may well be on our way to decision but not sure if that's a good thing. 

True...could we all actually be the first Mich rejects????  :'( ???
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 11, 2006, 07:09:42 AM
Hmm, I was thinking/hoping we may be going to decision also.  However, if everyone is still on Dec. 9 perhaps it's just wishful thinking.

It could be decision, especially if we got the checkers around the same time...dunno tho.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 11, 2006, 07:11:57 AM
Has anybody else's status not yet updated today?

Mine hasn't updated. Still says Dec 9th.

Same...you think we might go decision???

Mine also says December 9th.  I think we may well be on our way to decision but not sure if that's a good thing. 

True...could we all actually be the first Mich rejects????  :'( ???

Aw don't think that way, keep the faith!  See what I meant to say was, the real reason all of our status checkers are frozen is cause while Michigan was printing out our ACCEPTANCE letters they had a short in their system.  ;)  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 11, 2006, 07:41:46 AM
Hmm, I was thinking/hoping we may be going to decision also.  However, if everyone is still on Dec. 9 perhaps it's just wishful thinking.

TITCR.  I'm also still on Dec. 9th and there's no way I'm getting a decision yet as I just went complete a week ago.  But maybe they worked a bunch of OT over the weekend and are sending out a bunch of decisions today... so there could still be hope for those who have been waiting awhile. 

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 11, 2006, 08:31:16 AM
Hmm, I was thinking/hoping we may be going to decision also.  However, if everyone is still on Dec. 9 perhaps it's just wishful thinking.

TITCR.  I'm also still on Dec. 9th and there's no way I'm getting a decision yet as I just went complete a week ago.  But maybe they worked a bunch of OT over the weekend and are sending out a bunch of decisions today... so there could still be hope for those who have been waiting awhile. 



When did you go complete?  I am still only "Complete," though I didn't get the status checker 'til late November.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on December 11, 2006, 08:53:48 AM
Yeah mine also says the 9th...It looks like thats the case with everyone, but mabye it means they are making a lot of decicions, hopefully not rejections.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 11, 2006, 10:17:51 AM
Dear Michigan,
For the love of g*d, update your checker, lest my computer screen have the mouse over the refresh button perpetually burned into it.
Love,
Squirrel.
Amen, I've been complete since freaking October 24.  This combined with waiting for NYU is KILLING me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 11, 2006, 11:03:56 AM
Waiting for this is really a pain... I guess it's likely that there will be no update until tomorrow?  :-[
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 11, 2006, 11:09:01 AM
Waiting for this is really a pain... I guess it's likely that there will be no update until tomorrow?  :-[

that would be really really lame  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: quizzle16 on December 11, 2006, 11:25:08 AM
Mine is still at Dec 9 too...but it's only 2:30 or so in MI right now so maybe they'll be updated later this afternoon. Or...maybe we're all in haha (I can only hope...)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 11, 2006, 11:41:43 AM
Is anyone NOT at December 9th?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 11, 2006, 12:15:19 PM
I wonder if the UMich adcomm is just sitting around a computer watching us stew in misery? A dirty trick, but probably HEE-larious to them...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 11, 2006, 12:18:34 PM
I wonder if the UMich adcomm is just sitting around a computer watching us stew in misery? A dirty trick, but probably HEE-larious to them...

 :D  ;D  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 11, 2006, 01:31:17 PM
FINALLY got the status checker today!
Now I join the ranks of the waiting 'complete' and begin status checking obsession...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on December 11, 2006, 02:19:22 PM
so it is now officially after 5...still no update...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 11, 2006, 03:33:41 PM
Hmm, I was thinking/hoping we may be going to decision also.  However, if everyone is still on Dec. 9 perhaps it's just wishful thinking.

TITCR.  I'm also still on Dec. 9th and there's no way I'm getting a decision yet as I just went complete a week ago.  But maybe they worked a bunch of OT over the weekend and are sending out a bunch of decisions today... so there could still be hope for those who have been waiting awhile. 

I just went complete Dec. 4th.  Looks like everyone is waiting for the site to update...   but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everyone who's been waiting so much longer than me that this 12/9 date thing means that Michigan is sending out a wave of acceptances.  The trend seems to be that they like to send them out on Monday's, right?  Maybe they're just a bit behind and a bunch will be mailed tonight.


When did you go complete?  I am still only "Complete," though I didn't get the status checker 'til late November.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 11, 2006, 04:49:12 PM
I'm IN!!!  :)

you go girl!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: jd2bee on December 11, 2006, 04:52:48 PM
I'm IN!!!  :)

WHOOHOO!!!  I knew it was just a matter of time.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 11, 2006, 04:54:09 PM
I'm IN!!!  :)

Congrats!  When did your status checker change to decision?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: lsatnerd on December 11, 2006, 05:20:49 PM
Thanks guys!!!

My status checker changed on Friday, the 8th


if it changed on friday the 8th how are you just finding out about it today?

congrats, btw.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on December 11, 2006, 06:57:39 PM
I'm IN!!!  :)

Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: treppenwitz on December 11, 2006, 07:06:42 PM
I'm IN!!!  :)

Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Diecisiete on December 11, 2006, 09:35:13 PM
Got the big envelope today, dated 12-07, with a handwritten note about my PS. Its nice to have the first one under the belt.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 12, 2006, 04:47:19 AM
I'm starting to lose hope.  Just about all the other URMs on LSN have gone to decision after about 2 weeks of being complete (except the obvious ones that are going to be yp dinged) and now they are accepting URMs that went complete after me.  I swear I'm going to have to be committed by the time April rolls around.  The waiting game is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 12, 2006, 04:48:40 AM
Got the big envelope today, dated 12-07, with a handwritten note about my PS. Its nice to have the first one under the belt.  :)

I'm IN!!!  :)

Congrats to both of you! ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 12, 2006, 04:53:14 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 12, 2006, 04:58:36 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(

Me too.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 06:08:50 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(

mine was...I'm at decision...i'm so scared!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 06:12:57 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(

mine was...I'm at decision...i'm so scared!!!


Don't be, you're in!

I could very well be the first Mich reject!!! AHHHHHhhh
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 12, 2006, 06:14:10 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(

mine was...I'm at decision...i'm so scared!!!


Yay!  Let us know when you get that acceptance letter!  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 07:15:45 AM
I'm still at complete. If they're accepting all the URM's they're going to accept now, that's not a good sign. Oh but I love Michigan! Maybe my 2nd LSAT will make a difference, so long as they don't flat out reject me before then.

You will be fine!  When did you get ur status checker?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 12, 2006, 07:20:12 AM
Congrats, Miss Celie. Im sure youre in.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 07:23:34 AM
Congrats, Miss Celie. Im sure youre in.

thanks...I hope so...iwould really like to start my cycle with great news!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 07:40:39 AM
Still at complete. I'm now starting to hold a grudge.

Awwww. I'm still under the desk too!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 07:55:29 AM
I guess the 9th wasn't a sign of decision afterall... mine's updated to the 12th now and still at complete  :'(

mine was...I'm at decision...i'm so scared!!!


Ditto that (although I'm more excited than scared), but we can still hold hands if you'd like...

Ha ha, I'm down! I need all the support I can get.   ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 12, 2006, 08:12:31 AM
Man, this site is an optimism crusher. Why does it hurt the ones who love it so?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 12, 2006, 08:18:42 AM
lol. I hate oreos but I love....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!.

Now I'm conflicted. And Freakydeaky Dutch.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 12, 2006, 08:44:46 AM
I went complete on Nov. 6. And I'm screwed. So, you'll know when the rejections are about to come when mine changes to decision.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 12, 2006, 09:11:08 AM
I have not been under the desk that long but it feels long.  I went complete on Dec 4th.  So I will be waiting well into the new year.  Ireally hope those of you that have been hear for a month plus hear soon. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dasadder on December 12, 2006, 09:42:36 AM
I went complete on 12/4 and decision today, 12/12.  Is this a sure acceptance?

EDIT: well, I can guess as well as any of you by looking at LSN.  Looks like it is still good news to be at decision right now.  I don't think anyone on LSN has been rejected or waitlisted yet.  Good luck to all who have gone decision today.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 09:59:51 AM
I got my checker on the 20th.. or was it 21st.... anyway it was the week before the 27th people, so it's not just those who went complete on the 27th under here! I assume I'll be under here for a looooonnggg time. Better go buy some fluffy pillows to make my stay more comfortable.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 12, 2006, 10:07:51 AM
I'd donate some Funyuns, but I don't know if you all would want onion breath in such intimate confines.  Let me see what else I can scrounge up on my way into town today...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on December 12, 2006, 10:12:19 AM
people of the desk et al,

When does michigan update the status checker? is it just once a day? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: wilax3man on December 12, 2006, 10:20:51 AM
I think I might crawl under the desk with you all so I can get to know all my future classmates (since you are all getting in) and procrastinate form doing other work.  I think I will bring with me some Tostitos, along with salsa and salsa con queso...A favorite snack of mine.  Can I join?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 12, 2006, 10:35:55 AM
I've been complete since 10/17
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 12, 2006, 10:38:59 AM
I went complete on 12/4 as well. Still nothing, so I guess I'm under the desk with y'all.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Ravynous Elegance on December 12, 2006, 10:39:32 AM
I've been complete since around November 20th.  Still at complete. sad... I was hoping for progress...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 12, 2006, 10:48:41 AM
I've been complete since 10/17

I feel you.  10/24, here.  I'm hoping its related to my being ED at NYU, but I haven't heard from them either so I'm not in too good a mood right now.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: CTR on December 12, 2006, 11:14:12 AM
Status checker updated today.  Still complete.  Sigh...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 11:16:46 AM
Sigh...how I want to go home and check the mail.  I'm so ansy!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 11:18:37 AM
Anyone else officially scared of going to decision? I feel like once we get past the 15th we are heading into "first rejections" territory. Maybe I'll watch some horror movies while I'mm under the desk. That way when the rejection comes in the mail I can really put on a show for the neighbors.

*look of complete terror*
*minor terrified sob*
*high pitched scream*
Noooooooooooo!!!!
*scratch at door*
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
*run down street*
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh!
*collapse and go into fetal position*

FIN
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 11:26:57 AM
If I get rejected from Michigan... hell hath no furry like a squirrel scorned.

Probably because fur smells funny when it burns.

 :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 12:02:46 PM
Anyone else officially scared of going to decision? I feel like once we get past the 15th we are heading into "first rejections" territory. Maybe I'll watch some horror movies while I'mm under the desk. That way when the rejection comes in the mail I can really put on a show for the neighbors.

*look of complete terror*
*minor terrified sob*
*high pitched scream*
Noooooooooooo!!!!
*scratch at door*
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
*run down street*
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh!
*collapse and go into fetal position*

FIN


Please, won't you be my neighbor?

Depends on where you live ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 12:34:41 PM
Hmm. My neighbors will actually be able to see me. I can see the local headlines now:

"Local girl goes insane - neighbors disturbed by nervous breakdown"
"Insanity in the suburbs - the fetal position strikes again"
"Law school applications, friend or foe?"
"Law school claims another student's sanity...before she even got there"

maybe I'll even make headlines in the US...

"Insanity North of the Interstate"!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ihatelsat on December 12, 2006, 02:38:54 PM
anyone get a ding from umich yet?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: nowitzski on December 12, 2006, 02:50:22 PM
Just a suggestion, but we should probably start some new threads here:

1. UMich applicants: Under the table
2. UMich Rejections
3. UMich Waitlists
4. UMich Accepted!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: quizzle16 on December 12, 2006, 03:35:08 PM
I've only been complete since 12/4, but the speed with which I've heard from some schools has me really spoiled. I might be climbing under the desk soon too, clutching the little white complete notice that I nearly mistook for a decision.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: CTR on December 12, 2006, 03:42:33 PM
I'm beginning to regret not writing a Why Michigan essay...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 12, 2006, 04:01:15 PM
According to last year's LSN data, michigan didn't send out any non-acceptances until the 23rd with a waitlist, but even then it was almost entirely acceptances until 1/13.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 12, 2006, 04:03:41 PM
aww the 23rd?  way to ruin people's xmas...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 12, 2006, 05:48:57 PM
anyone get a ding from umich yet?

Don't think so, but it's gotta start sometime.  Just hoping it's after today's folks went to decision.  And by today's folks I mainly mean me.  I also mean MissCeliesBlues and Ms.SquirrelUnderTheDesk, whose hands I'm grasping.

 ;D ;) :-*
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 06:20:03 PM
Congrats, Miss Celie. Im sure youre in.

thanks...I hope so...iwould really like to start my cycle with great news!

I'm sure you're in, too.  Of course, yesterday I was saying the same sorts of things about me being their first reject.  My blue folder came today.

You can't be their first reject... IM going to be their first reject! (I'm very competitive  ;) )
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: hollababie on December 12, 2006, 10:37:01 PM
just checked and my status has changed to ED-no decision.
Expected a straightfoward ding, but guess u.mich didn't want to ruin my christmas spirit.

Would like to join under the desk, puh-leazzzzzz~~  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 12, 2006, 11:32:32 PM
Congrats, Miss Celie. Im sure youre in.

thanks...I hope so...iwould really like to start my cycle with great news!

I'm sure you're in, too.  Of course, yesterday I was saying the same sorts of things about me being their first reject.  My blue folder came today.

You can't be their first reject... IM going to be their first reject! (I'm very competitive  ;) )

I think you're just going to have settle for being one of their many acceptances!

I demand to be the first at something! Oh jeez, why am I still up? I stopped writing my paper hours ago. Actually, thinking about it, I would like to be the first to get an acceptance letter that has love underlined. Much better than a rejection.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: butter tart on December 13, 2006, 04:30:12 AM
My status checker changed to Early Decision - No Decision today.   :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 13, 2006, 05:14:04 AM
Same.  Early Decision no decision status change.  Oh well, at least we haven't been completely rejected.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 05:47:45 AM
Crap...so Mich is starting to defer people??

Hmmm...I hope I find out my ultimate decision today, because now I'm worried  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 13, 2006, 05:49:18 AM
Crap...so Mich is starting to defer people??

Hmmm...I hope I find out my ultimate decision today, because now I'm worried  :(

Miss Celies, didn't you say your checker went to "Decision?"  If so I don't think you have anything to worry about cuz you're in!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 05:51:00 AM
Crap...so Mich is starting to defer people??

Hmmm...I hope I find out my ultimate decision today, because now I'm worried  :(

Miss Celies, didn't you say your checker went to "Decision?"  If so I don't think you have anything to worry about cuz you're in!

it did...and i know i had a quick turn around (2 weeks)...but it's hard to be sure until you have definitive proof in your hands, ya know?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on December 13, 2006, 05:57:18 AM
Crap...so Mich is starting to defer people??

Hmmm...I hope I find out my ultimate decision today, because now I'm worried  :(

Miss Celies, didn't you say your checker went to "Decision?"  If so I don't think you have anything to worry about cuz you're in!

it did...and i know i had a quick turn around (2 weeks)...but it's hard to be sure until you have definitive proof in your hands, ya know?

Yeah but you know you're in.  C'mon  ;)  Can I ask your numbers?  You don't have a LSN link.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 06:08:07 AM
Crap...so Mich is starting to defer people??

Hmmm...I hope I find out my ultimate decision today, because now I'm worried  :(

Miss Celies, didn't you say your checker went to "Decision?"  If so I don't think you have anything to worry about cuz you're in!

it did...and i know i had a quick turn around (2 weeks)...but it's hard to be sure until you have definitive proof in your hands, ya know?

Yeah but you know you're in.  C'mon  ;)  Can I ask your numbers?  You don't have a LSN link.

I have an lsn...but i just didn't want to link it until I get in somewhere, lest I be law school admissions cycle pwn3d!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 13, 2006, 07:30:14 AM
Anyone still under the complete desk? I'm lonely  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 13, 2006, 07:31:39 AM
Anyone still under the complete desk? I'm lonely  :-\

i'm here...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 13, 2006, 07:36:28 AM
Oh great! I thought I might be alone! I've brought brie and granny smith apple mini sandwiches... dig in!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on December 13, 2006, 07:41:22 AM
Entering day 37 of being under the complete desk!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 13, 2006, 08:02:09 AM
May I join you kind folks under the desk?  I have artichoke-spinach dip with extra crispy pepperonis on top.  My favorite but oh so fattening :)

I just went complete 12/4 and I swore I wasn't going to be status checker happy but I'm already there - checking it obsessively when I know I'm not getting a decision this early anyway.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 13, 2006, 08:08:20 AM
Anyone still under the complete desk? I'm lonely  :-\

Don't be lonely! I'm so far under the desk I'm not sure I'll ever be able to come out  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sentimentalhygienist on December 13, 2006, 08:10:54 AM
Anyone still under the complete desk? I'm lonely  :-\

i'm here...

me too. today i have some yogurt and fruit to share.

I'll join you too!  Complete....it mocks me. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 13, 2006, 08:16:33 AM
I love the camaraderie under the desk! We should write a petition asking that we all get let in so we can continue the food and encouragement sharing in law school!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on December 13, 2006, 08:17:16 AM
At this point, I am not only under the desk, but I think I am now under the floor.  I have been complete since 10/20 and I sure don't have a good feeling at this point even though I am a Michigan resident with a 170 LSAT.  My PS must be pathetic.  Still hoping.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 13, 2006, 08:19:39 AM
I love the camaraderie under the desk! We should write a petition asking that we all get let in so we can continue the food and encouragement sharing in law school!

i love this idea  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 09:19:48 AM
I'm definitely still under the desk! And someone left an entire box of Krispy Kremes in the pantry here in my office, so I have yummy heart-attack inducing food to share.

Everytime I see that you have the last post, I'm always thinking its because you are telling us you've finally gone to decision!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 09:23:23 AM
I think right now we're waiting to hear the outcome of /your/ decision.  ;)

lol so am I...but alas, i'm at work and cannot obsessively wait for the mail (wo)man  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 13, 2006, 10:08:14 AM
*sobs*
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 13, 2006, 10:13:33 AM
I'm under the desk... I suck at waiting and I'm beginning if my 167 is good enough for Michigan.  Oh Michigan please love those of use with 167 LSATs
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Geo_Storm on December 13, 2006, 10:36:34 AM
ehhh Early Decision - No Decision.  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 13, 2006, 10:54:31 AM
In at Michigan for Summer 2007!  Seriously psyched but am not sure how I feel about the summer business.  I'm already out of school, so that's not an issue, but having three months more summer sounds better than having three months less.  Probably will have to visit and talk to some people about this...Good luck to the rest of y'all!



Congrats!!! Does that mean you won't hold my hand anymore  :-[
Srsly though, did you apply to summer only, or both fall and summer? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 13, 2006, 10:56:21 AM
I'm not sure I follow the PS worries...is it because a decision hasn't been reached?  Looking for possible reasons why? 

Given the level of interest those of us here have in the application cycle, I'd be slightly more surprised if the hold up were something within an LSD member's personal control (PS/DS/etc.) rather than a rec letter or something else beyond it.  I'm sure you all did excellent work on the statements and that Michigan is just making you wait while it rolls out a special red carpet or something.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 13, 2006, 11:04:13 AM
I'm joining all of you under the complete desk!!  I've only been complete since 12/4 but still...I like company  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 13, 2006, 11:08:40 AM
I'm joining all of you under the complete desk!!  I've only been complete since 12/4 but still...I like company  :)

You are perfectly welcome here! As people gradually leave the deak, those of us still stuck so far under that we can't see the light any more need new company!

Edit: I would like to add a message to Michigan at this time...

Love me love me, say that you love me!

(who wants to bet I'm listening to the Cardigans right now?)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 13, 2006, 12:05:34 PM
This waiting business really is torture. I didn't even really consider Michigan as an option until I started researching it a bit more, read what these boards had to offer and now I'm a bit smitten. Plus I think this whole hard to get bit really is a draw. But it's getting a bit old now!  >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 13, 2006, 08:51:38 PM
lol so am I...but alas, i'm at work and cannot obsessively wait for the mail (wo)man  :)

I swear everytime I see you post something about the mail and then look at your username I start laughing because I think of the "Anything come for me?" scene.  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 14, 2006, 04:34:22 AM
Still complete  >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 05:39:24 AM
lol so am I...but alas, i'm at work and cannot obsessively wait for the mail (wo)man  :)

I swear everytime I see you post something about the mail and then look at your username I start laughing because I think of the "Anything come for me?" scene.  ;D

LOL.

But  um...I'm still waiting for the mail (wo)man.  Hollowman, we went decision on the same day right?  How come you got ur response so fast? Where do you live?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 14, 2006, 05:47:59 AM
I am in! OMG, I am SOOOOOO happy right now!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 05:55:16 AM
I am in! OMG, I am SOOOOOO happy right now!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 14, 2006, 07:20:54 AM
I am in! OMG, I am SOOOOOO happy right now!!!!!!!

when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 14, 2006, 07:30:43 AM
Still complete  >:(

Meeeee toooooo.  :'( Care for some popcorn while we watch the "Acceptance Show"?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: diamond on December 14, 2006, 07:43:42 AM
My complete changed to a "No Decision" yesterday.  Here is to even more waiting...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 14, 2006, 07:59:12 AM
I am in! OMG, I am SOOOOOO happy right now!!!!!!!

CONGRATS Redbull! at least someone's getting out from under the desk!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 14, 2006, 01:29:20 PM
Thanks a lot guys! :) I still have a stupid grin on my face ...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 04:45:10 PM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on December 14, 2006, 04:47:48 PM
Congrats! Mind giving date complete and date switched to decision? Go Blue
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 14, 2006, 04:54:36 PM
Congrats!! If you don't mind me asking, as a still under the desk-er, what are your approx numbers?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 05:18:52 PM
Congrats! Mind giving date complete and date switched to decision? Go Blue

Complete: 11/27/06
Decision: 12/12/06


Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 05:40:46 PM
Congrats Miss Celine! I'm sure it's the first of many.

thanks!!

Gilmore, I sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 14, 2006, 06:13:20 PM
Two important questions:
1) Are deferred folks allowed under the desk, and
2) Won't everyone put on weight if all one does is sit under the desk and eat delicious snacks all day?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 14, 2006, 06:22:25 PM
Why waste the popcorn. I suggest throwing the discarded packaging left over from the aforementioned delicious snacks, eg golden oreos et al.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 14, 2006, 06:27:26 PM
On an unrelated note, I now want to start a band called "Silence and the Squirrell"
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 14, 2006, 06:46:34 PM
On an unrelated note, I now want to start a band called "Silence and the Squirrell"

Need a singer? Haha - under the desk band! we could be awesome entertainment!

Why throw packaging, when we can throw tomatoes and eggs at them? I mean, that stuff is healthy, what do we want with it?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 14, 2006, 06:54:35 PM
PERSONAL
 * Formed band "Silence and the Squirrel" with fellow applicants
 * Reached #1 on the R&B charts with "Under the Desk Blues"
 * Attained minor in dietetics after extensive desk-related eating binge
 * Got Type II Diabetes and worked 25+ hrs a week to help find a cure
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 14, 2006, 07:01:51 PM
PERSONAL
 * Formed band "Silence and the Squirrel" with fellow applocants
 * Reached #1 on the R&B charts with "Under the Desk Blues"
 * Attained minor in dietetics after extensive desk-related eating binge
 * Got Type II Diabetes and worked 25+ hrs a week to help find a cure

Love it! Though I misread "dietetics" for "Dionetics" at first and wondered how we all got converted to Scientology while under the desk. Though, apparently amazing feats can happen under this magical desk.

 :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 14, 2006, 07:19:16 PM
PERSONAL
 * Formed band "Silence and the Squirrel" with fellow applocants
 * Reached #1 on the R&B charts with "Under the Desk Blues"
 * Attained minor in dietetics after extensive desk-related eating binge
 * Got Type II Diabetes and worked 25+ hrs a week to help find a cure

Love it! Though I misread "dietetics" for "Dionetics" at first and wondered how we all got converted to Scientology while under the desk. Though, apparently amazing feats can happen under this magical desk.

So did I...was wondering if we would have a Tom Cruise mini lurking on the boards.  You're glib! ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 14, 2006, 07:35:58 PM
You know without all these fun desk memories I don't think I would be able to make it. All these Silence and the Squirrel hits can now reach facebook favorite song status!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 14, 2006, 07:50:31 PM
Congrats to my energy drink and hand-holding-by-proxy friends and former deskies!!!!  :D

As for the rest, I made pumpkin spice coffee!

squirrel you are amazing...pumpkin spice coffee = yummmmmmmmmmm    :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 14, 2006, 09:38:08 PM
This might have turned into the best thread so far this cycle.  You are all hilarious!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 14, 2006, 09:48:50 PM
perhaps we should thank you for starting it then?


EDIT: Or should we thank UM for driving us all delightfully INSANE!!!?!??11!1!1eleven
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 14, 2006, 10:43:43 PM
perhaps we should thank you for starting it then?


EDIT: Or should we thank UM for driving us all delightfully INSANE!!!?!??11!1!1eleven

Haha, thanks but no thanks: Michigan is the star here and I am just another star-struck supplicant...a star-struck supplicant with a bag of spicy cheetos to share.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on December 15, 2006, 01:29:39 AM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!!


Congrats! See you there! ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 15, 2006, 03:47:14 AM
IN AT MICHIGAN!!!!

YAY!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gianduiotti on December 15, 2006, 04:43:09 AM
Wow, can I join as well?  I can provide myself, that is, Nutella!!!  Anyone has craving for the sweets?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 15, 2006, 07:14:38 AM
Nutella!  I love Nutella.  I'm going to eat my nutella off a spoon.  I believe there is a significant amount of culinary genious under the desk.  Michigan should like us for that reason alone.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 15, 2006, 08:55:34 AM
to all of those under the table with me...just made some chocolate peanut butter fudge!  enjoy!   :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 15, 2006, 09:09:29 AM
I want to learn to make chocolate peanut butter fudge.  It sounds amazing!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: gianduiotti on December 15, 2006, 09:41:14 AM
I'll make crepes to go with the Nutella. Add some macademia nuts and whipped cream and another day at "complete" is almost bearable!

Except not at all.  ;)

Nutella!  I love Nutella.  I'm going to eat my nutella off a spoon.  I believe there is a significant amount of culinary genious under the desk.  Michigan should like us for that reason alone.

Thanks!  I feel loved.  Now, only if Michigan gives us the similar love for our diverse mix of food.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 15, 2006, 10:31:38 AM
Seems like there's been a lull since the initial outbreak of acceptances from Mich. When will they send out their 2nd wave of acceptances?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 15, 2006, 10:34:59 AM
Seems like there's been a lull since the initial outbreak of acceptances from Mich. When will they send out their 2nd wave of acceptances?

They have been trickling in all along, actually.

I would expect them to open the floodgates after Christmas, however, as they have now worked their way through all the ED apps.

Or perhaps next week?  Please?  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 15, 2006, 10:35:11 AM
Seems like there's been a lull since the initial outbreak of acceptances from Mich. When will they send out their 2nd wave of acceptances?

They have been trickling in all along, actually.

I would expect them to open the floodgates after Christmas, however, as they have now worked their way through all the ED apps.

Oh, they have? I guess I haven't been paying enough attention. After Christmas...that's still a long ways away.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 15, 2006, 10:46:09 AM
Seems like there's been a lull since the initial outbreak of acceptances from Mich. When will they send out their 2nd wave of acceptances?

They have been trickling in all along, actually.

I would expect them to open the floodgates after Christmas, however, as they have now worked their way through all the ED apps.

Oh, they have? I guess I haven't been paying enough attention. After Christmas...that's still a long ways away.

yea I just found out yesterday and so did Red Bull I think.  And Hollowman found out on Wed.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 15, 2006, 10:55:01 AM
I'm sincerely hoping for a deferral or waitlist rather than an out and out rejection. Has Mich sent out any deferrals or waitlists to regular applicants? If not, there's still hope! I'd imagine they'd send those out rather than rejections first?

You're gonna get in...prolly in late Jan or early Feb. :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 15, 2006, 11:55:22 AM
I'm sincerely hoping for a deferral or waitlist rather than an out and out rejection. Has Mich sent out any deferrals or waitlists to regular applicants? If not, there's still hope! I'd imagine they'd send those out rather than rejections first?

I know some schoold send "hold" notices to regular applicants just to let them know that they've reviewed your app but aren't ready to make a decision just yet.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: silentlaw on December 15, 2006, 12:24:12 PM
"Hi! This is Casey Kasem on American top 20! Right now we have special request from John in Indiana. He writes: 'Dear Casey, I'm in love with this school and she doesn't even know I exist. I'm afraid we'll never get a chance to be together! This is for you, Michigan. I love you.' And here it is, Silence and the Squirrel's #1 hit, "Under the Desk Blues.""
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 15, 2006, 12:40:48 PM
"Hi! This is Casey Kasem on American top 20! Right now we have special request from John in Indiana. He writes: 'Dear Casey, I'm in love with this school and she doesn't even know I exist. I'm afraid we'll never get a chance to be together! This is for you, Michigan. I love you.' And here it is, Silence and the Squirrel's #1 hit, "Under the Desk Blues.""
180 ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 15, 2006, 01:45:29 PM
I'll make crepes to go with the Nutella. Add some macademia nuts and whipped cream and another day at "complete" is almost bearable!

Except not at all.  ;)


Crepes... yummmm.  Trade you some crepes for some shortbread Christmas cookies. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 15, 2006, 02:48:24 PM
I'm sincerely hoping for a deferral or waitlist rather than an out and out rejection. Has Mich sent out any deferrals or waitlists to regular applicants? If not, there's still hope! I'd imagine they'd send those out rather than rejections first?

I know some schoold send "hold" notices to regular applicants just to let them know that they've reviewed your app but aren't ready to make a decision just yet.

For a second we were on topic :-P

This is a pretty important question in my decision making process: are all the Deferred, Acceptance/Rejected on previous cylces on LSN former ED applicants?  I got the deferral decision ED, but if I have no chance at getting in later I can consider a de facto ED somewhere else through my dean... but I don't want to do that then end up getting in to Michigan!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: redacted on December 15, 2006, 03:12:27 PM
I'm sincerely hoping for a deferral or waitlist rather than an out and out rejection. Has Mich sent out any deferrals or waitlists to regular applicants? If not, there's still hope! I'd imagine they'd send those out rather than rejections first?

I know some schoold send "hold" notices to regular applicants just to let them know that they've reviewed your app but aren't ready to make a decision just yet.

For a second we were on topic :-P

This is a pretty important question in my decision making process: are all the Deferred, Acceptance/Rejected on previous cylces on LSN former ED applicants?  I got the deferral decision ED, but if I have no chance at getting in later I can consider a de facto ED somewhere else through my dean... but I don't want to do that then end up getting in to Michigan!

I think they must accept some ED deferrals, it seems nigh on impossible that every person deferred is ultimately rejected . . . are you really hepped up on an ED though?  There doesn't seem to be much harm in waiting to see what Michigan does, unless you have a compelling need for a decision soon . . .

Hepped up might not be the right way of putting it.  I'm just nervous about getting shut out of all my top choices, so I'll do what I have to do to get into anywhere in my top 3-5.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: shredhed16 on December 16, 2006, 06:08:19 AM
My company had its holiday party last night, I drank a bit too much, and all that I could think about in my delirious haze was how nice it would be to wake up Saturday morning, check the Michigan status checker, and see "Decision."  Sure enough, I just woke up, opened the status checker, and saw "Decision."  I think I may have passed out somewhere last night and this might all be a dream, but either way, it's very exciting!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 16, 2006, 06:10:41 AM
My company had its holiday party last night, I drank a bit too much, and all that I could think about in my delirious haze was how nice it would be to wake up Saturday morning, check the Michigan status checker, and see "Decision."  Sure enough, I just woke up, opened the status checker, and saw "Decision."  I think I may have passed out somewhere last night and this might all be a dream, but either way, it's very exciting!!!


when did you go complete??
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 16, 2006, 06:14:02 AM
My company had its holiday party last night, I drank a bit too much, and all that I could think about in my delirious haze was how nice it would be to wake up Saturday morning, check the Michigan status checker, and see "Decision."  Sure enough, I just woke up, opened the status checker, and saw "Decision."  I think I may have passed out somewhere last night and this might all be a dream, but either way, it's very exciting!!!


That IS exciting!  Are you ED?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: shredhed16 on December 16, 2006, 06:14:39 AM


when did you go complete??
[/quote]

I went complete on 11/27...not ED...so maybe they've gotten around to the RD non-URM applicants who went complete on the 27th.  My numbers aren't stellar or anything, but my "why Michigan" essay was very sincere.  Now I just hope it's an acceptance.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 16, 2006, 07:33:15 AM
Still @ complete. I will be sure to be overserved on Sunday night to have this fixed by Monday. My sense of cause and effect were always off.  ;)

Hmmm, if it worked for shredhed, maybe it'll work for us.  I have a celebration tonight for my buddy who just won his UFC fight Wed. night...   it certainly can't hurt to try, thats for sure.  Or will it be ineffective since the adcomms probably don't send out decisions on Sunday?  I don't know but I'll happily try.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: shredhed16 on December 16, 2006, 08:01:30 AM
Still @ complete. I will be sure to be overserved on Sunday night to have this fixed by Monday. My sense of cause and effect were always off.  ;)

It's a win/win (unless you have work or finals or something the next day)...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 16, 2006, 09:04:44 AM


Maybe if you drink for two nights in a row you will get the decision the same day as the status checker? I've decided to delete the status checker e-mail - I think it is ruining my world view.
[/quote]


And if only I didn't have to work Monday, I would definitely try it.  I suffer too much when I "celebrate" on a work night.  Maybe you could try it and let me know how it works.   ;)  If it works for you, I'm all over that plan next weekend. 

Meanwhile, I'll just pop under the desk every now and then for temporary pity parties until I make myself think of something else.  Seems like that is taking up a bunch of my time - telling myself to think about other things besides my law school apps.  Luckily, I have Christmas to concentrate on.  And speaking of which, I'd better get around and finish my holiday shopping.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Don Corleone on December 16, 2006, 09:59:16 AM
Hi Everybody,

My status checker just changed to decision today. What do you all make of this? Do you still think it's too early in the admissions cycle for this to be bad news?

Don
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 16, 2006, 10:00:18 AM
This thread was a lot more interesting before people started assuming that decision date is based on complete date.

Ooh!  You went to decision today!  I went complete the day after you.  That means I'll go decision tomorrow.  And if I don't, then I've surely been rejected.  --whimper--

Puh-leeze!

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed, Homer?  These questions are just a way of trying to do comparisons to pass the time.  People like to vent and commiserate, isn't that one of the primary purposes of this board?  Besides, you've already been accepted, give the rest of us poor schmucks who are still waiting a break.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spacecadette on December 16, 2006, 10:21:06 AM
This thread was a lot more interesting before people started assuming that decision date is based on complete date.

Ooh!  You went to decision today!  I went complete the day after you.  That means I'll go decision tomorrow.  And if I don't, then I've surely been rejected.  --whimper--

Puh-leeze!

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed, Homer?  These questions are just a way of trying to do comparisons to pass the time.  People like to vent and commiserate, isn't that one of the primary purposes of this board?  Besides, you've already been accepted, give the rest of us poor schmucks who are still waiting a break.

snaps for kencade!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 16, 2006, 12:15:29 PM
My status checker just changed to decision today. What do you all make of this? Do you still think it's too early in the admissions cycle for this to be bad news?

Congratulations Godfather on your decision. Were you ED? If not, probably accept.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 16, 2006, 01:13:48 PM
STILL complete.  It's been almost two months.  Unreal, come on Mich what the hell is going on?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 617 on December 16, 2006, 03:00:59 PM
STILL complete.  It's been almost two months.  Unreal, come on Mich what the hell is going on?

Same here.  Maybe they have something against people with 169s.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 16, 2006, 03:02:56 PM
STILL complete.  It's been almost two months.  Unreal, come on Mich what the hell is going on?

Same here.  Maybe they have something against people with 169s.

Yea no joke.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 16, 2006, 04:50:08 PM
yay for possible future classmates!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Don Corleone on December 17, 2006, 10:42:04 AM
Thanks - Nope, not ED. I live fairly close to Ann Arbor, so hopefully the decision letter will arrive tomorrow or, at the latest, on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 18, 2006, 07:54:29 AM
i got a thin white envelope on Friday, just to let me know my application is being reviewed. I instantly thought it was my ding letter (and wanted to cry) but was happily surprised to find otherwise. however, i am still complete, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 08:33:21 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 08:43:15 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 08:45:50 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

Me too, y'all.  I'm really confused.  You think its bc I was ED at NYU?  I mean I don't think I was an auto admit but they sent me that scholarship email back in Sept so I figured I had a pretty good shot.  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 08:47:32 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 08:48:05 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

WTF you should have been an auto-admit.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 18, 2006, 08:49:28 AM
i got a thin white envelope on Friday, just to let me know my application is being reviewed. I instantly thought it was my ding letter (and wanted to cry) but was happily surprised to find otherwise. however, i am still complete, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting...

Same letter.  The distance my heart dropped made me realize that I care more than I've admitted to myself.

And then - the "Thank you for applying to Michigan..." ding-language at the start of the letter was almost more than I could bear.  Luckily, it was not more than I could bear, and I was able to continue reading.

Still waiting...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 08:51:46 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

WTF you should have been an auto-admit.

 :-\ That's kinda what I thought at first.  I also did write a "Why Michigan" essay.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 08:52:10 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

WTF you should have been an auto-admit.

 :-\ That's kinda what I thought at first.  I also did write a "Why Michigan" essay.

That is extremely odd, and you weren't ED anywhere?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 08:54:04 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

170-173, 3.8ish I am so sad! I just don't understand. My PS/LORs certainly wouldn't have been so bad they would have gotten me dinged!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 08:57:34 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

170-173, 3.8ish I am so sad! I just don't understand. My PS/LORs certainly wouldn't have been so bad they would have gotten me dinged!

Unreal, both of y'all should def be in.  I think my numbers were just below the auto-admit line but I thought after two months I'd be hearing some good news.

What do you guys think is going on?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 09:01:01 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

170-173, 3.8ish I am so sad! I just don't understand. My PS/LORs certainly wouldn't have been so bad they would have gotten me dinged!

Unreal, both of y'all should def be in.  I think my numbers were just below the auto-admit line but I thought after two months I'd be hearing some good news.

What do you guys think is going on?

No idea. I haven't heard anything from anywhere since Duke about a month ago. Which is a great school but I'd like to have some options to choose from and I thought I would have those based on what I have to offer. If it weren't for the holidays I might be super duper depressed right about now.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 18, 2006, 09:02:13 AM
I think there is a possibility that your numbers are a little too good and maybe they are waiting to see if you withdraw.  I'm sure you will get the acceptance eventually but it sucks to have to wait
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 09:02:21 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

WTF you should have been an auto-admit.

 :-\ That's kinda what I thought at first.  I also did write a "Why Michigan" essay.

That is extremely odd, and you weren't ED anywhere?

Nope
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 09:03:31 AM
I think there is a possibility that your numbers are a little too good and maybe they are waiting to see if you withdraw.  I'm sure you will get the acceptance eventually but it sucks to have to wait

I hope so.  If I got some money at Mich it'd pretty much be a no brainer for me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 09:03:38 AM
I've been complete since mid-October and still haven't gone to decision.  I thought my numbers would be good for Mich, but now it looks like I'm going to be waitlisted or rejected.  I guess my PS must be incredibly TTT.  Sad, because it was one of my top choices.



What are your numbers? I'm still at complete, too, and I know I should be competitive at Michigan so I'm really confused  :(

170-173, 3.6ish.  You?

170-173, 3.8ish I am so sad! I just don't understand. My PS/LORs certainly wouldn't have been so bad they would have gotten me dinged!

Unreal, both of y'all should def be in.  I think my numbers were just below the auto-admit line but I thought after two months I'd be hearing some good news.

What do you guys think is going on?

No idea. I haven't heard anything from anywhere since Duke. Which is a great school but I'd like to have some options to choose from and I thought I would have those based on what I have to offer. If it weren't for the holidays I might be super duper depressed right about now.

There has to be some YP going on in both of y'alls cases, I'm sure we will all hear good news soon.  I'm trying to stay optimistic over here, with NYU now starting to send deferrals too (and only admitting TWO EDs so far).  Good luck to you guys.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on December 18, 2006, 09:07:34 AM
172/3.83 and still no word from Michigan.

I do think Michigan is a school that emphasizes soft factors more than other of the mid top ten schools - and mine are comparatively weak, since I'm coming straight out of undergrad. Looking at LSN, it seems that a fair number of people with about my numbers at Michigan get waitlisted while at NYU they're almost all acceptances, despite the fact that NYU is higher ranked. At least in my case, I certainly don't think its YP.

This is a shame, since the more I hear about Michigan, the more I want to go there.

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 09:10:48 AM
172/3.83 and still no word from Michigan.

I do think Michigan is a school that emphasizes soft factors more than other of the mid top ten schools - and mine are comparatively weak, since I'm coming straight out of undergrad. Looking at LSN, it seems that a fair number of people with about my numbers at Michigan get waitlisted while at NYU they're almost all acceptances, despite the fact that NYU is higher ranked. At least in my case, I certainly don't think its YP.

This is a shame, since the more I hear about Michigan, the more I want to go there.



Yes, I will admit that my soft factors are not very strong. Looking at LSN from last year though, nearly everyone with close to  my LSAT/GPA was accepted (at least those who applied early). 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 18, 2006, 09:15:38 AM
Anybody else in the same boat as us?  I'm sure there will be some good news all around soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 09:21:38 AM
172/3.83 and still no word from Michigan.

I do think Michigan is a school that emphasizes soft factors more than other of the mid top ten schools - and mine are comparatively weak, since I'm coming straight out of undergrad. Looking at LSN, it seems that a fair number of people with about my numbers at Michigan get waitlisted while at NYU they're almost all acceptances, despite the fact that NYU is higher ranked. At least in my case, I certainly don't think its YP.

This is a shame, since the more I hear about Michigan, the more I want to go there.



Yes, I will admit that my soft factors are not very strong. Looking at LSN from last year though, nearly everyone with close to  my LSAT/GPA was accepted (at least those who applied early). 

I'm no URM, I didn't overcome economic hardship and I didn't just come back from the Peace Corps... but I am few years out of UG, had great college ec's, great LORs to my knowlege.. doesn't make much sense. I really, really like Michigan. A bunch of my family went there for varying degrees, too, so I have a bit of a connection with it. Why don't they love me back!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 18, 2006, 09:24:42 AM
OMG. That squirrel. It has just made me so happy. Now if only Michigan were that squirrel. Make me happy Michigan!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: goosenesque on December 18, 2006, 09:27:40 AM
<---Absolutely amazed that this thread is 70 pages long.  Is all this really about one school's status checker? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 18, 2006, 09:29:14 AM
Status checker and acceptances  ;)

Oh, and a lot of under the desk crying.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 09:30:13 AM
172/3.83 and still no word from Michigan.

I do think Michigan is a school that emphasizes soft factors more than other of the mid top ten schools - and mine are comparatively weak, since I'm coming straight out of undergrad. Looking at LSN, it seems that a fair number of people with about my numbers at Michigan get waitlisted while at NYU they're almost all acceptances, despite the fact that NYU is higher ranked. At least in my case, I certainly don't think its YP.

This is a shame, since the more I hear about Michigan, the more I want to go there.



Yes, I will admit that my soft factors are not very strong. Looking at LSN from last year though, nearly everyone with close to  my LSAT/GPA was accepted (at least those who applied early). 

I'm no URM, I didn't overcome economic hardship and I didn't just come back from the Peace Corps... but I am few years out of UG, had great college ec's, great LORs to my knowlege.. doesn't make much sense. I really, really like Michigan. A bunch of my family went there for varying degrees, too, so I have a bit of a connection with it. Why don't they love me back!

Pickles, I think you may be stressing a bit early. When did you go complete? I went complete on 11-27, and my status checker just changed to decision on Saturday.

I really hope I'm stressing too early. I'd be much happier to have stressed and find out it was all for nothing than stress and cry later. I went complete on 11/27, too. Still complete today, though and kind of thinking it'll stay that way through the holidays.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 09:34:10 AM
Status checker and acceptances  ;)

Oh, and a lot of under the desk crying.

Being under the desk is actually growing on me.  Kind of homey down here.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on December 18, 2006, 09:35:01 AM
<---Absolutely amazed that this thread is 70 pages long.  Is all this really about one school's status checker? 

Nah, there's a good 10 pages at least on the food items under the desk. They could occasionally make me wish to be under the desk.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 18, 2006, 09:43:05 AM
The food and music are what makes being under here so much fun... and though it hasn't been voiced yet I don't think, people always share their tissues
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 18, 2006, 09:45:54 AM
<---Absolutely amazed that this thread is 70 pages long.  Is all this really about one school's status checker? 

Nah, there's a good 10 pages at least on the food items under the desk. They could occasionally make me wish to be under the desk.  :)

Agreed...I love to try new food and all the under-the-desk eating by fellow Michigan hopefuls is a great thing to see.  Maybe their strategy is to wait on offering acceptances to some of the coolest people as a way to foster bonds even before classes begin.  I'm sure that must be it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: yeacrew on December 18, 2006, 09:53:17 AM
i don't mean to intrude, but, is there room for one more under that table? i don't want to be the last kid picked at dodgeball.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 18, 2006, 09:58:16 AM
yeacrew -- come play!  I think there's always room for one more!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: yeacrew on December 18, 2006, 10:00:28 AM
i'll bring chocolate...the old ladies at my work like to spoil me with nice belgian chocolates, mmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 18, 2006, 12:46:42 PM
A very nice co-worker just brought around peanut butter fudge that his wife made way too much of.  After a morning at the dentist and yet another day of being 'complete', this is a nice treat.  Anyone under the desk want some?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Don Corleone on December 18, 2006, 04:48:04 PM
It looks like those who went to decision on Friday or Saturday have no need to worry. I just found out I'm in at Michigan, with a very nice note at the bottom of the acceptance letter.

Don Corleone
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pazzo83 on December 18, 2006, 04:54:10 PM
It looks like those who went to decision on Friday or Saturday have no need to worry. I just found out I'm in at Michigan, with a very nice note at the bottom of the acceptance letter.

Don Corleone

Hell yea dude congrats.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 18, 2006, 06:42:20 PM
I just graduated, I just finished my Darrow Scholarship essay, and I just saved over $300 on my car insurance by switching to Geico.  Can life get any better?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Diecisiete on December 18, 2006, 07:39:17 PM
I got the funny e-mail today from Dean Zearfoss, and let me say, Michigan is doing everything right to get me to love them even more than I already do!

Yeah, that email was pretty funny!

Yeah, I liked the email this morning. She sure is making it hard to say "I don't want to go to a school that has snow."  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 18, 2006, 07:47:00 PM
I got the funny e-mail today from Dean Zearfoss, and let me say, Michigan is doing everything right to get me to love them even more than I already do!

Yeah, that email was pretty funny!

Yeah, I liked the email this morning. She sure is making it hard to say "I don't want to go to a school that has snow."  :)

So who got the email? Folks who were accepted a while ago? The cool kids?

We'll get the email eventually (I hope)...they all went decision before us, so we just have to wait our turn to get another greeting from Dean Zearfoss.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 19, 2006, 04:57:30 AM
akakakaka are you still with me?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 19, 2006, 06:06:20 AM
Still complete -- I have a picnic to hold me over during the holidays.  Currently its full of merlot, salami, brie and chedder, a baguette, and some artichoke tapenade.  I'll probably add as the days go by -- especially chocolate.  It is currently lacking in chocolate.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 19, 2006, 06:17:24 AM
I went to decision on the 7th, got the package on the 8th and got the email last night.  They're making it so hard for me, but if I go to Mich then I'll be apart from my bf for three more years (making 5 years ld total).  That's tough.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 19, 2006, 06:21:10 AM
I went to decision on the 7th, got the package on the 8th and got the email last night.  They're making it so hard for me, but if I go to Mich then I'll be apart from my bf for three more years (making 5 years ld total).  That's tough.

Does the bf know where he's heading to school yet?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 19, 2006, 06:33:06 AM
I went to decision on the 7th, got the package on the 8th and got the email last night.  They're making it so hard for me, but if I go to Mich then I'll be apart from my bf for three more years (making 5 years ld total).  That's tough.

Does the bf know where he's heading to school yet?

Nope, dental schools are way behind law schools.  He might not have final decisions till as late as May/June!  >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 19, 2006, 07:23:21 AM
congrats Moni!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 19, 2006, 09:17:56 AM
akakakaka are you still with me?

Yes.  I'm thinking about maybe getting someone to write another LOR for me and sending it directly to them to show interest.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 19, 2006, 11:19:02 AM
akakakaka are you still with me?

Yes.  I'm thinking about maybe getting someone to write another LOR for me and sending it directly to them to show interest.

Can you add a post script at the end of that LOR and ask them to kindly let me in, too?  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 19, 2006, 11:21:11 AM
akakakaka are you still with me?

Yes.  I'm thinking about maybe getting someone to write another LOR for me and sending it directly to them to show interest.

Can you add a post script at the end of that LOR and ask them to kindly let me in, too?  :)

OK!  Actually, instead I just wrote a letter of continued interest that I'm going to mail out today.  Here's hopin...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 19, 2006, 11:26:32 AM
akakakaka are you still with me?

Yes.  I'm thinking about maybe getting someone to write another LOR for me and sending it directly to them to show interest.

Can you add a post script at the end of that LOR and ask them to kindly let me in, too?  :)

OK!  Actually, instead I just wrote a letter of continued interest that I'm going to mail out today.  Here's hopin...

So you're actually writing a letter and mailing it in? Did you basically just write a Why Mich essay? I never wrote one the first time so I may think about doing something similar. Did you ever say when you went complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rosey on December 19, 2006, 01:21:54 PM
I went to decision on the 7th, got the package on the 8th and got the email last night.  They're making it so hard for me, but if I go to Mich then I'll be apart from my bf for three more years (making 5 years ld total).  That's tough.

Does the bf know where he's heading to school yet?

Nope, dental schools are way behind law schools.  He might not have final decisions till as late as May/June!  >:(


Wow! didn't expect to find somebody else in the same situation as I'm in! I'm also trying to coordinate with a bf who is going to dental school. We've each gotten into a couple good schools, but none in the same city yet. So stressful!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 19, 2006, 01:49:09 PM
In, letter reached home today, had it opened and read over the phone.

Apparently the address was crossed out and my first name was hand written in. Did anyone else have that on their letter? "Dear Mr. Lehrer Tom,)

yah this was on my letter as well...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 20, 2006, 03:41:06 AM
For anybody that cares or that it matters to, the motion that the Michigan universities filed was granted.  So they can practice AA for the rest of the admissions cycle.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 20, 2006, 06:05:49 AM
Still complete.  Not that its been that long, but I'd really like to hear something early in the new year - say before Jan 31.  I went complete 12/4 does anyone think this is likely?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 20, 2006, 06:24:33 AM
OMG!!!! I went to Decision today!! I just forgot how to breath.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 20, 2006, 06:37:13 AM
Decision today, too! 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 20, 2006, 07:23:42 AM
when did you guys go complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 20, 2006, 07:49:19 AM
squirrel, i am here under the desk with you.

*sighs*
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 20, 2006, 08:24:22 AM
when did you guys go complete?
I went complete 12/4, I think.  Well, that's when I rec'd the status check email.

So, 16 days later, it went to decision.

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 20, 2006, 08:37:36 AM
*Looks for some others under the desk because she doesn't want to be alone and drinking before noon.*

I've run out of enthusiasm here.

I'm still under here too.    :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: yeacrew on December 20, 2006, 08:41:41 AM
still here under the desk....
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 20, 2006, 08:47:16 AM
still under the desk- anyone want some freshly baked blueberry muffins?  hehe
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 20, 2006, 08:54:50 AM
I'm here too!  And I've resigned myself to being happy with gettign a reply by the end of Jan.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rosey on December 20, 2006, 10:30:59 AM
Can I climb under the desk? I figure there must be room for another who is hating the word "complete"... :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 20, 2006, 11:28:52 AM
I've been complete since 10/31 ... I think I'm going to just stop checking so I won't get annoyed everytime it still says "complete." And blueberry muffins sound awesome
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 20, 2006, 11:31:32 AM
I've been complete since 10/31 ... I think I'm going to just stop checking so I won't get annoyed everytime it still says "complete." And blueberry muffins sound awesome

Unless you're dead set on going to Michigan, I wouldn't worry if I were you. Maybe you're a possible YP case?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 20, 2006, 11:32:05 AM
I just ate a molten chocolate cake... with vanilla ice cream... but I brought the rest back for the deskies... hurry up it will melt soon!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 20, 2006, 11:32:55 AM
I just ate a molten chocolate cake... with vanilla ice cream... but I brought the rest back for the deskies... hurry up it will melt soon!!

mmm delicious!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 20, 2006, 11:41:22 AM
I have donuts -- not just ordinary donuts but Fractured Prune donuts.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 20, 2006, 11:55:26 AM
I just ate a molten chocolate cake... with vanilla ice cream... but I brought the rest back for the deskies... hurry up it will melt soon!!

Mmmm, I now have a craving for chocolate, which means I'm going to fixate on the vending machine until I finally give in and buy something chocolate to eat.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 20, 2006, 12:12:43 PM
I have donuts -- not just ordinary donuts but Fractured Prune donuts.

I'll bite - what in the world are fractured prune donuts?  The name sounds so bad that I must deduce they are, in fact, out of this world.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 20, 2006, 12:23:26 PM
Fractured Donuts are some of the most yummy donuts ever.  Its like a make your own ice cream place but for donuts.  I particularly like the differnt flavors and the fact that they aren't candy sweet like crispy cream or dunkin donuts.

http://www.fracturedprune.com/
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: db2ur on December 20, 2006, 12:38:01 PM
Fractured Donuts are some of the most yummy donuts ever.  Its like a make your own ice cream place but for donuts.  I particularly like the differnt flavors and the fact that they aren't candy sweet like crispy cream or dunkin donuts.

http://www.fracturedprune.com/

One in my hometown, and I've never even heard of it.  Bizarro.

I still don't dig the name, but, them looks good!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 20, 2006, 01:41:11 PM
I've been complete since 10/31 ... I think I'm going to just stop checking so I won't get annoyed everytime it still says "complete." And blueberry muffins sound awesome

Unless you're dead set on going to Michigan, I wouldn't worry if I were you. Maybe you're a possible YP case?

That is a good point. I think if you are in at HLS you are probably all set, Mufinch.

Thats true. Its just more out of curiousity than anything else at this point. But I am supportive of everyone still hiding out under the desk... I just made some peppermint cookies with yummy frosting, any takers?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 20, 2006, 02:32:43 PM
I am officially depressed.  Lucky ducks are already getting Darrow offers while so many of us are waiting for decisions.  Sigh...   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on December 20, 2006, 03:38:47 PM
Anyone have their status checker "updated" everyday and remain at complete?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 20, 2006, 03:51:31 PM
Another day at complete.  Is applying to law school supposed to be this depressing?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 20, 2006, 04:59:21 PM
I would kill for waiting for a decision right about now  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Pugnacious on December 20, 2006, 06:53:34 PM
Is there any more room under the desk?? Us pugs are quite small...and I don't bite.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 20, 2006, 07:38:39 PM
Anyone have their status checker "updated" everyday and remain at complete?

Of course. I'm in the same boat. Everday I log in to the status checker to see the update date and the everlasting Complete stamp on my file.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 20, 2006, 07:40:53 PM
I would kill for waiting for a decision right about now  :(

I would help hide the body for a decision right now...

I would drive the getaway car for a decision... preferably from Michigan but anywhere will do!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Pugnacious on December 20, 2006, 08:11:59 PM
Is there any more room under the desk?? Us pugs are quite small...and I don't bite.

Of course you are Pug! Just don't try to eat me >.<

I will not eat you...squirrels are too sinew-y. I prefer dog food - I guess I am very domesticated.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on December 21, 2006, 01:28:38 AM
Whew. Thanks guys, I thought I was going insane or something. It sure makes those Michigan folk look awful meticulous, though.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 21, 2006, 04:43:04 AM
Not just you. Every day. Every single day. I'm not checking anymore. I'm over this.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 21, 2006, 07:36:13 AM
good morning fellow deskies! i brought bagels!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 21, 2006, 07:43:58 AM
I have cookies for breakfast and its threatening to rain here too!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 21, 2006, 07:45:30 AM
Sunshine and blue skies here. The weather is clearly mocking me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 21, 2006, 08:45:14 AM
Ok, ok, I'll stop being grumpy under the desk. I have mixed nuts and blackberries for everyone. And I'll be partaking in the mint chocolate candy canes- merci beaucoup!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sentimentalhygienist on December 21, 2006, 08:48:40 AM
I have some Mexican wedding cakes for all!

I'm still here under the desk.  I've just been lurking quietly. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: DLish on December 21, 2006, 08:52:28 AM
being stuck on complete is really starting to bother me.  it's not even about really wanting to go to michigan...this damn status check thing is torture.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 21, 2006, 10:54:58 AM
being stuck on complete is really starting to bother me.  it's not even about really wanting to go to michigan...this damn status check thing is torture.

Same here. It's killing me, it really is!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: yeacrew on December 21, 2006, 11:15:06 AM
i almost would rather not have a status checker....b/c i check it everyday and am stressed out with it being stuck at "complete"
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 21, 2006, 11:34:19 AM
Uh... I guess there was a fluke in my status checker... I'm in... and in shock...

CONGRATS SQUIRREL!!! I was rooting for you all the way.  Penn and Mich in one day, you almost hit my record!  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 21, 2006, 11:39:21 AM
squirrel!!!!!!!! i am so happy for you!

and now there's one less under the desk...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 21, 2006, 11:43:19 AM
So happy for you, squirrel!! But feeling even a little more lonely...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 21, 2006, 11:47:21 AM
But maybe our Michigan packets are waiting for us at home too! And the status checker means nothing!

I'll be so disappointed to get home tonight and find an empty mailbox though.

me too.

Me three.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on December 21, 2006, 11:48:48 AM
But maybe our Michigan packets are waiting for us at home too! And the status checker means nothing!

I'll be so disappointed to get home tonight and find an empty mailbox though.

me too.

Me three.  :'(

Me four.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 21, 2006, 12:47:05 PM
Congrats squirrel!  Although, you will be missed under the desk...here's some ice cream for the rest of the deskies!  (not much consolation, but it's better than nothing...)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 21, 2006, 06:31:30 PM
Do you guys think it would be too late to email Umich to request for my application to be considered for summer start also?  I would like to get some opinions before I do something dumb.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 21, 2006, 06:35:41 PM
Do you guys think it would be too late to email Umich to request for my application to be considered for summer start also?  I would like to get some opinions before I do something dumb.

I doubt there's much harm in asking, the worst they could do is say "no".

That's true, thanks.  BTW, CONGRATS on the DARROW!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bohemian_revolution on December 21, 2006, 06:40:31 PM
This seems like the right place to ask...when do you get the information to access the status checker? Does it usually take long after you submit the application? Thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 21, 2006, 06:43:09 PM
This seems like the right place to ask...when do you get the information to access the status checker? Does it usually take long after you submit the application? Thanks!

I got the application received email on 11/6 and got the status checker on 11/27...so it took 21 days.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bohemian_revolution on December 21, 2006, 06:59:39 PM
Hmm, I haven't even gotten the e-mail, even though they already requested my report. Guess I'll be waiting for awhile.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 21, 2006, 07:04:22 PM
Well, my package finally came. I'm in at Mich! I know that's not big news around these parts anymore, since people are receiving offers for the Darrow already. But I'm happy. :)

Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 21, 2006, 07:04:37 PM
Thanks, maybe I'll see you this summer :)!

Let's hope so.

Well, my package finally came. I'm in at Mich! I know that's not big news around these parts anymore, since people are receiving offers for the Darrow already. But I'm happy. :)

Congrats!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: flyaway on December 22, 2006, 04:25:49 AM
So, you apply for either summer or fall (like I did), are you pretty much gonna get summer because so many people want fall?

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on December 22, 2006, 06:53:57 AM
Congrats shanny! 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on December 22, 2006, 06:56:34 AM
Finally to decision! With a Dec 4 complete date.  How long from the status changer switch to decision till when most people get the letter? Any hope of it coming the same day? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 22, 2006, 07:08:39 AM
Finally to decision! With a Dec 4 complete date.  How long from the status changer switch to decision till when most people get the letter? Any hope of it coming the same day? Thanks

not for me...i'm a 12/4 too
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 22, 2006, 07:32:38 AM
Quick question - my acceptance packet was missing the CD-ROM's they promised me. :( Are they worth it? Am I missing out? I'm almost tempted to call and tell them they forgot my CD-ROM's.

You only need it if you want to be even more desperately convinced that you want to go to Michigan :). 

There is a game of sorts with some factiods and whatnot, but I wouldn't say it's even close to hugely necessary.

but it's cool though  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on December 22, 2006, 07:37:16 AM
12/4 and I'm still at complete too :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: dietpepsi on December 22, 2006, 07:49:18 AM
Sorry, what I meant to ask is: for those who have been accepted, how long after your checker switched to decision did you receive the snail mail acceptance? The same day? A few days later? Thanks
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 22, 2006, 07:55:16 AM
Sorry, what I meant to ask is: for those who have been accepted, how long after your checker switched to decision did you receive the snail mail acceptance? The same day? A few days later? Thanks

i went decision on 12/12 and received my package on 12/14 (live in nyc)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 22, 2006, 08:14:20 AM
Michigan, I love you but will love you so much more if you don't average LSAT scores. Don't even look at that pesky other score and please let me in already!

Congrats to all the other new acceptees. I'm still at complete...

I think Mich looks at the higher score...or at least weights it more heavily
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 22, 2006, 08:49:23 AM
10/17 and still complete  >:(

WL here I come
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: HaHa1942 on December 22, 2006, 11:01:16 AM
Status changed to Deccision :o :o today too.
Complete Dec 4th.
Good luck everyone and happy holidays  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mufich on December 22, 2006, 11:05:00 AM
Ahh... Halloween was a very unlucky day to go complete!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on December 22, 2006, 11:05:50 AM
Ahh... Halloween was a very unlucky day to go complete!!

As was Oct. 17  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on December 22, 2006, 12:49:32 PM
Thanks Moni and MPark!

Another question - for those of you who received scholarship offers (besides the Darrow), did they come with your acceptance, or did you receive them later? I'm wondering if I can expect some financial aid information from Mich soon.

First of all, Congratulations! 

Second of all, Michigan made some offers to people for a "Dean's Scholarship" before the admission cycle really even began.  I'm not sure if that was only done for those who were ready to go after the June test or what.  With your numbers and personality, however, I would NOT be surprised if you got some serious monetary incentives to look very, very closely at Michigan.

Congrats again, and congrats to everyone.  I can't think of anyone (on an 80 page thread no less) who has posted here who I wouldn't want to go to law school with.  That's saying a lot.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: spacecadette on December 22, 2006, 03:56:53 PM
complete 12/4, still not decision


really not feeling the love from law schools lately  :'(

oh well its CHRISTMAS!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: DaveMaster15 on December 22, 2006, 11:38:08 PM
Mine went to decision on Friday the 22nd.  Do you think they'll send it to the permanent address or the school address?  bad...They should really do what HLS does and call, or what Boalt does: call AND email. It'd make things a lot easier. (then again, that assumes an acceptance, which is never a sure-thing at school as good as Michigan...)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sokoto on December 23, 2006, 05:17:38 AM
went complete on 10/31. 177, 3.45. I have already got into NYU and Penn but still complete at Michigan. What should I do? Would you guys call to ask?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 23, 2006, 05:56:49 AM
went complete on 10/31. 177, 3.45. I have already got into NYU and Penn but still complete at Michigan. What should I do? Would you guys call to ask?

If you do decide to call please let the rest of us stuck on complete know what they say. If you're really nice about it I'm sure it can't hurt.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 23, 2006, 06:04:53 AM
OMG, omg, omg, omg... Ok, in the midst of deciding to delete the status checker I.. well... checked it one last time and just went to decision today. I'm not going to be back at my other address for two weeks and Mich's offices are closed til Jan 2nd. AGHHHH. What do y'all think? Is this stil a good sign?!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on December 23, 2006, 06:09:09 AM
Still complete here though it's officially changed over to the 23rd. What are your number if you don't mind sharing?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 23, 2006, 06:27:26 AM
Still complete here though it's officially changed over to the 23rd. What are your number if you don't mind sharing?

171-173 range and 3.8ish
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on December 23, 2006, 06:50:44 AM
went complete on 10/31. 177, 3.45. I have already got into NYU and Penn but still complete at Michigan. What should I do? Would you guys call to ask?

For you, it reeks of YP...As for me, still at complete...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 23, 2006, 07:16:47 AM
OMG, omg, omg, omg... Ok, in the midst of deciding to delete the status checker I.. well... checked it one last time and just went to decision today. I'm not going to be back at my other address for two weeks and Mich's offices are closed til Jan 2nd. AGHHHH. What do y'all think? Is this stil a good sign?!

I'm going to go out on a limb and say - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Though it will be a bit lonelier here under the desk, I'm so happy for everyone who is getting great news before Christmas. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 23, 2006, 07:30:30 AM
OMG, omg, omg, omg... Ok, in the midst of deciding to delete the status checker I.. well... checked it one last time and just went to decision today. I'm not going to be back at my other address for two weeks and Mich's offices are closed til Jan 2nd. AGHHHH. What do y'all think? Is this stil a good sign?!

I'm going to go out on a limb and say - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Though it will be a bit lonelier here under the desk, I'm so happy for everyone who is getting great news before Christmas. 

Thanks- I hope your preemptive congrats is right! And I think I speak for every deskie/possibly ex-deskie when I say we're never really leaving until all get good news. It's kind of silly maybe to say but I might have gone a bit insane without being able to come here to relieve all the anxiety. What a great group of people!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on December 23, 2006, 12:31:26 PM
I hate rolling admissions.  Everyone should get accepted, rejected, or waitlisted at the same time.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on December 23, 2006, 12:58:31 PM
Looks like a good sign to me pickles - preemptive congrats :) How long have you been under the desk?

I am celebrating the end of my seventh week as complete - I think I'm headed towards the waitlist (at best) at this point. Worth it to start thinking about a letter of continued interest? Already wrote about Why Mich essay though.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Violet247 on December 23, 2006, 01:09:59 PM
Looks like a good sign to me pickles - preemptive congrats :) How long have you been under the desk?

I am celebrating the end of my seventh week as complete - I think I'm headed towards the waitlist (at best) at this point. Worth it to start thinking about a letter of continued interest? Already wrote about Why Mich essay though.

I went complete on the 27th of November. I think there must be some wacky system going on- I don't know what the decision is but if it's good (please be good!) then LOTS of people went to decision before me with the same complete date and even those who went complete after. I wouldn't lose hope just yet. Although if I hadn't gone to decision I was going to send a letter right after the holidays. There's always lots to talk about if you talk to any alum in the mean time (I'd seek some out) or current students and just basically reaffirm for them you are really interested. With your numbers you should be in. I called the other day to check on my status so maybe that helped- I really feel like avoiding YP = going out of your way to say hey, I really do like you!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 23, 2006, 01:49:32 PM
Looks like a good sign to me pickles - preemptive congrats :) How long have you been under the desk?

I am celebrating the end of my seventh week as complete - I think I'm headed towards the waitlist (at best) at this point. Worth it to start thinking about a letter of continued interest? Already wrote about Why Mich essay though.

I went complete on the 27th of November. I think there must be some wacky system going on- I don't know what the decision is but if it's good (please be good!) then LOTS of people went to decision before me with the same complete date and even those who went complete after. I wouldn't lose hope just yet. Although if I hadn't gone to decision I was going to send a letter right after the holidays. There's always lots to talk about if you talk to any alum in the mean time (I'd seek some out) or current students and just basically reaffirm for them you are really interested. With your numbers you should be in. I called the other day to check on my status so maybe that helped- I really feel like avoiding YP = going out of your way to say hey, I really do like you!

So what'd you say when you called them to check? And what did they say in return? I haven't called because of the status checker.   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on December 23, 2006, 07:28:41 PM
Looks like a good sign to me pickles - preemptive congrats :) How long have you been under the desk?

I am celebrating the end of my seventh week as complete - I think I'm headed towards the waitlist (at best) at this point. Worth it to start thinking about a letter of continued interest? Already wrote about Why Mich essay though.

I went complete on the 27th of November. I think there must be some wacky system going on- I don't know what the decision is but if it's good (please be good!) then LOTS of people went to decision before me with the same complete date and even those who went complete after. I wouldn't lose hope just yet. Although if I hadn't gone to decision I was going to send a letter right after the holidays. There's always lots to talk about if you talk to any alum in the mean time (I'd seek some out) or current students and just basically reaffirm for them you are really interested. With your numbers you should be in. I called the other day to check on my status so maybe that helped- I really feel like avoiding YP = going out of your way to say hey, I really do like you!

I'm thinking they did not decide to accept you on the first reading of your application but then came back to it and decided to accept. Maybe they've taken multiple passes with my application too, except I'm still in the maybe/no pile.

I was going to wait and see if I got a waitlist before showing more interest, but doing something now is a possible option too. I don't think YP is going to be a problem, my application hardly has HYS written all over it, even if my numbers are slighly higher than Michigan's averages. But if I'm borderline maybe showing a bit more interest can push me over the edge.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 23, 2006, 07:30:13 PM
Looks like a good sign to me pickles - preemptive congrats :) How long have you been under the desk?

I am celebrating the end of my seventh week as complete - I think I'm headed towards the waitlist (at best) at this point. Worth it to start thinking about a letter of continued interest? Already wrote about Why Mich essay though.

I went complete on the 27th of November. I think there must be some wacky system going on- I don't know what the decision is but if it's good (please be good!) then LOTS of people went to decision before me with the same complete date and even those who went complete after. I wouldn't lose hope just yet. Although if I hadn't gone to decision I was going to send a letter right after the holidays. There's always lots to talk about if you talk to any alum in the mean time (I'd seek some out) or current students and just basically reaffirm for them you are really interested. With your numbers you should be in. I called the other day to check on my status so maybe that helped- I really feel like avoiding YP = going out of your way to say hey, I really do like you!

I'm thinking they did not decide to accept you on the first reading of your application but then came back to it and decided to accept. Maybe they've taken multiple passes with my application too, except I'm still in the maybe/no pile.

I was going to wait and see if I got a waitlist before showing more interest, but doing something now is a possible option too. I don't think YP is going to be a problem, my application hardly has HYS written all over it, even if my numbers are slighly higher than Michigan's averages. But if I'm borderline maybe showing a bit more interest can push me over the edge.

Doesn't eh Mich faq page sy that apps are sent to a diff reviewer each week until a decsion is made? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on December 23, 2006, 07:58:10 PM
Doesn't eh Mich faq page sy that apps are sent to a diff reviewer each week until a decsion is made? 

Hmm, from the FAQ:

Quote from: Michigan Law FAQ
Once we have received all your application materials, we mark a file as complete, and send you a letter informing you of this. Every week, we then generate a list of completed files. Those files are parceled out to the various readers in the office, in accord with our internal assignment system. A file might receive a decision immediately, or may proceed to further review before a committee. And as a general matter, we are risk-averse, both about decisions to admit and decisions to deny, and do not like to proceed hastily. We take our responsibility of composing a top-notch class extremely seriously, and that is to your benefit; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review. We try to be sensitive to the stress law school applicants are under and we hope you will be patient with our efforts.

and

Quote from: Michigan Law FAQ
I applied in September, and now it’s February, but I haven’t received an answer. What is going on??
You went to great lengths to apply early in our season, and now you’re disappointed–or, well, irritated–that you haven’t received an answer yet. We understand how you feel, but we nonetheless ask for your patience. Once you receive a letter telling you your file is complete, your application is reviewed within a week by a first reader, and is then sent on to a second reader–but even after getting two people’s input, we can’t always make a decision right away. Simply put, some decisions are more difficult than others. We routinely and frequently review the files of applicants for whom we couldn’t make an immediate decision, in an effort to balance our sensitivity to your stress levels–which, honestly, we are very aware of!–with our mission of making the best possible decisions.

I'm not sure if 'list of completed files' mean list of completed files that week or list of completed files in which a decision has not been made yet? If the latter, I guess this means my file has been read six or so times, and pickles' was probably read about four. I wonder how reader review translates into decisions? Can a single reader decide to accept, or is the reader's input forwarded to the decision making person/committee?

At any rate, I like Michigan and I wished Michigan liked me more :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on December 24, 2006, 12:19:02 AM
At any rate, I like Michigan and I wished Michigan liked me more :)

I hope you're not too seriously worried with those fantastic acceptances already under your belt, if they're any indication.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: oldskewlphool on December 25, 2006, 10:59:31 AM
The status checker claims it was updated today, christmas.

It can't be that they work on christmas can it?

This goes with the theory that the status checker updates automatically each day regaurdless of weather they are even working that day.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: GuysInMyHighSchool on December 25, 2006, 12:19:42 PM
The status checker claims it was updated today, christmas.

It can't be that they work on christmas can it?

This goes with the theory that the status checker updates automatically each day regaurdless of weather they are even working that day.

I suspected this as well. Thanks for confirming it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: yeacrew on December 25, 2006, 02:26:30 PM
it probably updates automatically and when the adcom makes a decision, they put your name to the "decision list" and the next day the computer checks the list and changes the status of your online checker. i don't think anyone manually checks your status everyday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on December 25, 2006, 02:48:31 PM
it probably updates automatically and when the adcom makes a decision, they put your name to the "decision list" and the next day the computer checks the list and changes the status of your online checker. i don't think anyone manually checks your status everyday.
Would be cool, though. *Imagines dedicated Michigan staffers updating everyone's status from home on Christmas day*
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Catherine Morland on December 26, 2006, 08:28:15 AM
I'm assuming they will, at least later in the week (Wed/Thurs/Fri). Of course, I have no facts to back this up ::)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 26, 2006, 09:19:37 AM
So what does everyone think? Will Michigan be open this week, and accepting more students? Now that we know the status check is automatically updated.

LSN shows decisions being made during the week between Christmas and New Year's last year so hopefully some decisions will be handed out this year this week as well.
Title: Michigan Admissions Office is Closed this Week
Post by: anon1111 on December 27, 2006, 07:48:55 AM
The message on their tape says closed through the 2nd.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 27, 2006, 08:05:30 AM
Another day at complete. Is anyone still here with me?

Okay, so I'm getting worried about the worst case scenario, which would be Michigan starts sending out rejections, and that's when the status checker changes to decision. Could be a rejection or an acceptance at that point, and the worry till I get the package might actually do me in. How to not obsess so...obsessively?

I'm still here with you.  Another day under the desk...  Plus I have to start my post-holiday diet so I cannot partake in any of the yummy goodies usually being passed around under the desk.

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 27, 2006, 08:09:32 AM
Another day at complete. Is anyone still here with me?

Okay, so I'm getting worried about the worst case scenario, which would be Michigan starts sending out rejections, and that's when the status checker changes to decision. Could be a rejection or an acceptance at that point, and the worry till I get the package might actually do me in. How to not obsess so...obsessively?

I'm still here with you.  Another day under the desk...  Plus I have to start my post-holiday diet so I cannot partake in any of the yummy goodies usually being passed around under the desk.



Ah yes, we may now need to be a diet support group as well. Fruits and veggies all around!!

LOL, great idea.

I just went on LSN and someone posted a Michigan decision for 12/26 so they are still doing some decisions this week.  It's probably one or two lonely adcomm people working so there won't be as many decisions but this gives us hope.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on December 27, 2006, 09:21:31 AM
That probably just means that the person received their package on the 26th. Dang you Americans and your mail delivery on Saturdays and Boxing Day!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: zephyr on December 28, 2006, 05:39:51 AM
They're closed until Jan 2nd? I'm sick of checking my status tracker each morning. Maybe they're just taking the phone off the hook so they can go through a bunch of applications before things get crazy again...

What's the turnaround time from the day it changes to 'decision' and the day a letter is received? I think I've read that they mail the letter first.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 28, 2006, 06:32:19 AM
They're closed until Jan 2nd? I'm sick of checking my status tracker each morning. Maybe they're just taking the phone off the hook so they can go through a bunch of applications before things get crazy again...

What's the turnaround time from the day it changes to 'decision' and the day a letter is received? I think I've read that they mail the letter first.

For me, I went decision on 12/12 and got the package on 12/14

ETA:  On lsn, someone posted as going decision today--so maybe the office isn't closed--technically.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 28, 2006, 11:54:44 AM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on December 28, 2006, 01:25:38 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 28, 2006, 01:27:40 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.

If this person is real then his experiment is flawed...why let HYS know your race?  He should have kept it blind if he was doing a real experiment.  Regardless, if he gets into HYS, you best believe he will go regardless of what he proclaims.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on December 28, 2006, 01:34:33 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.

If this person is real then his experiment is flawed...why let HYS know your race?  He should have kept it blind if he was doing a real experiment.  Regardless, if he gets into HYS, you best believe he will go regardless of what he proclaims.

Seconded.

I have no idea what this all means.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 617 on December 28, 2006, 01:34:40 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.

If this person is real then his experiment is flawed...why let HYS know your race?  He should have kept it blind if he was doing a real experiment.  Regardless, if he gets into HYS, you best believe he will go regardless of what he proclaims.

How does this make it flawed?  I think the whole point is he wants to see if he'll get rejected/waitlisted from places like GULC (as he already has) while getting into HYS due to race.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on December 28, 2006, 01:40:44 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.

If this person is real then his experiment is flawed...why let HYS know your race?  He should have kept it blind if he was doing a real experiment.  Regardless, if he gets into HYS, you best believe he will go regardless of what he proclaims.

Seconded.

I have no idea what this all means.

That's the cold meds talking.  You will once you read dude's LSN.


Uh.. I still don't get it.

EDIT: All right I just read what he actually wrote. :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: 617 on December 28, 2006, 01:50:01 PM
According to LSN, Mich has started sending out rejections  :(

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This profile seems iffy, so take it for what it's worth.
I'll be rooting for my friends still waiting under the desk.

Wow, if his profile is authentic, that is pretty amazing.  That is the type of person that I would definitely like to know.  Giving up a HYS acceptance on principle would be like a drug addict turning away drugs, a starving person turning away food...   or me turning away chocolate :).  Sorry, didn't mean to go off-topic, thanks for posting this link, I've been keeping a close eye on the Michigan's LSN stats but hadn't noticed that one.

If this person is real then his experiment is flawed...why let HYS know your race?  He should have kept it blind if he was doing a real experiment.  Regardless, if he gets into HYS, you best believe he will go regardless of what he proclaims.

Seconded.

I have no idea what this all means.

That's the cold meds talking.  You will once you read dude's LSN.


Uh.. I still don't get it.

He's doing an (arguably, possibly flawed) experiment to see if AA will get him into YSH, where he couldn't normally get in given his numbers (and soft factors, thus the nature of the seeming flaw, to me anyway). Should he be admitted, according to him, it will surely be based on race, especially given the fact to other T14s have already rejected him, and, on principle, he will refuse to attend YSH should they accept him, because he thinks AA is a load of bollocks.

MCB and I think that him actually refusing YSH, should he be accepted, is likely a load of bollocks.

Mostly it's here causehe got dinged by Michigan, and we'd yet to hear of Michigan dings in the cycle.

This I have to agree with completely.  If he were actually pass up on HYS on principle alone, he would be a complete imbecile.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on December 28, 2006, 01:51:45 PM
I'm sorry to have made you type all that.. I did read what he actually wrote seconds later and then got it. Well, what an experiment.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Lao Wai on December 28, 2006, 01:52:39 PM
Wonder what the HYS adcomm members looking at LSN and this thread will think of his little experiment.   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on December 28, 2006, 01:55:05 PM
I'm sorry to have made you type all that.. I did read what he actually wrote seconds later and then got it. Well, what an experiment.

No big deal, I really am incredibly bored. :)

Hee hee. You were so nice about it that I almost put it in your recap thread. :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on December 28, 2006, 03:45:29 PM
I finally got a chance to look at that link, and really, I have a hard time Michigan has started rejected people, first of all, and second that they would choose someone with a 167 LSAT. It just seems a little odd, since that's in their range, and they're clearly taking the higher score this cycle.

But that poster sure put a lot of time into his profile, so it could be real I guess.

That's exactly why I said the profile was iffy...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Boogles04 on December 29, 2006, 06:19:10 PM
Has anyone heard from Michigan without the status checker changing to decision first?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on January 01, 2007, 08:03:10 PM
Interestingly (or maybe not) my status checker has not been updated since December 30th. What does this mean? I have no idea. But the obsession continues...

Mine hasn't either, so I doubt it means anything.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 02, 2007, 06:47:08 AM
I am predicting (or at least hoping) that the adcomms are all back in the office today and working harder than ever to get through the huge stack of apps and that as a result we'll start to see a bunch of decisions roll out starting tomorrow.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BonesMcJones on January 02, 2007, 07:02:09 AM
Read this article:

http://www.diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/article_6832.shtml

The admissions committee is trying to figure out how to proceed with their decisions for next year based on the ruling.  While they are deciding there may be a delay in admissions. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 02, 2007, 07:53:01 AM
I haven't even gotten my status check info and already I'm obsessing. This is going to be a long couple of months :/
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on January 02, 2007, 08:30:42 AM
I am predicting (or at least hoping) that the adcomms are all back in the office today and working harder than ever to get through the huge stack of apps and that as a result we'll start to see a bunch of decisions roll out starting tomorrow.

Michigan Law admissions is definitely back in business today.  I returned a phone call to their associate director.


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 02, 2007, 08:33:59 AM
I finally received the "funny email"  :D

I'm definitely feeling the love from Mich!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 02, 2007, 08:39:40 AM
I am predicting (or at least hoping) that the adcomms are all back in the office today and working harder than ever to get through the huge stack of apps and that as a result we'll start to see a bunch of decisions roll out starting tomorrow.

Michigan Law admissions is definitely back in business today.  I returned a phone call to their associate director.


Anon  :)

This is too cryptic! Must have more info. Was it an acceptance phone call? Are they doing those now?

Dee, thatgirlanon got accepted to Mich a while ago, so it wasn't in regards to an acceptance.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 02, 2007, 08:40:06 AM
The Darrow maybe?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thatgirlanon on January 02, 2007, 10:26:23 AM
I am predicting (or at least hoping) that the adcomms are all back in the office today and working harder than ever to get through the huge stack of apps and that as a result we'll start to see a bunch of decisions roll out starting tomorrow.

Michigan Law admissions is definitely back in business today.  I returned a phone call to their associate director.


Anon  :)

This is too cryptic! Must have more info. Was it an acceptance phone call? Are they doing those now?

She just called to field any questions I might have and to provide a point of contact. The office sounded busy, so I'm sure that more decisions are on their way.  Good luck!


Anon  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Data on January 03, 2007, 09:54:10 AM
I finally received the "funny email"  :D

I'm definitely feeling the love from Mich!

Thats awesome Miss Celies.  I don't know if I formally congratulated you or not but if not, Congrats!  See all that worrying was for naught.  ;)  Now if we can just get you to link us to your LSN... you have one great acceptance c'mon now!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 03, 2007, 10:10:42 AM
I finally received the "funny email"  :D

I'm definitely feeling the love from Mich!

Thats awesome Miss Celies.  I don't know if I formally congratulated you or not but if not, Congrats!  See all that worrying was for naught.  ;)  Now if we can just get you to link us to your LSN... you have one great acceptance c'mon now!

ha ha.  thanks for the congrats!! and will add my lsn--but i want one more acceptance to feel validated that i'm wanted  ;) (i have self esteem issues  :-\)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on January 03, 2007, 10:34:19 PM
I finally received the "funny email"  :D

I'm definitely feeling the love from Mich!

Thats awesome Miss Celies.  I don't know if I formally congratulated you or not but if not, Congrats!  See all that worrying was for naught.  ;)  Now if we can just get you to link us to your LSN... you have one great acceptance c'mon now!

ha ha.  thanks for the congrats!! and will add my lsn--but i want one more acceptance to feel validated that i'm wanted  ;) (i have self esteem issues  :-\)

But how can you have self esteem issues in the face of all that love?

:D

Congrats MCB...I'm glad you were one of those who managed to get in before the admission well temporarily dried up.  I'm sure more good things are headed your way, but it really is a good feeling to know your future is secure even if it is as of yet undecided, isn't it?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on January 03, 2007, 10:49:36 PM
Welp, guess it's time to defer my daily status checking until next week. See you all under the table then.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 04, 2007, 06:17:15 AM
I finally received the "funny email"  :D

I'm definitely feeling the love from Mich!

Thats awesome Miss Celies.  I don't know if I formally congratulated you or not but if not, Congrats!  See all that worrying was for naught.  ;)  Now if we can just get you to link us to your LSN... you have one great acceptance c'mon now!

ha ha.  thanks for the congrats!! and will add my lsn--but i want one more acceptance to feel validated that i'm wanted  ;) (i have self esteem issues  :-\)

But how can you have self esteem issues in the face of all that love?

:D

Congrats MCB...I'm glad you were one of those who managed to get in before the admission well temporarily dried up.  I'm sure more good things are headed your way, but it really is a good feeling to know your future is secure even if it is as of yet undecided, isn't it?

Definitely! :)

And I look forward to [hopefully] meeting you (and Gengis of course) at the ASW  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on January 05, 2007, 07:49:51 AM
Went to DECISION today!!!!!  So how long does it take to receive the mail after you have gone to decision?  IF it's an acceptance, what is included in the package?  Do they offer merit scholarships at all?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 05, 2007, 07:51:55 AM
Went to DECISION today!!!!!  So how long does it take to receive the mail after you have gone to decision?  IF it's an acceptance, what is included in the package?  Do they offer merit scholarships at all?
1. I went to decsion on 12/12 received package on 12/14
2. Included: Blue Mich portfolio, log in info for admitted students site, cd rom with game and virtual tour, and the conditions of offer.
3. Mich offers merit scholarships, some ppl were told they would get 60gs if they applied, and some of these ppl (and some not) have gotten Darrow offers.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 05, 2007, 07:54:27 AM
Went to DECISION today!!!!!  So how long does it take to receive the mail after you have gone to decision?  IF it's an acceptance, what is included in the package?  Do they offer merit scholarships at all?

I'm sure it will be good news!  You should receive the letter by Monday or Tuesday.

In the acceptance package was a letter, interactive CD-ROM with virtual tour of Michigan (which was the single best promotional material I've received from any law school), and some other info, all in a blue binder.  Watch out, as you may have to pack the material into the blue binder yourself (as I and some others around here had to do).  About a week or two later I got another packet with housing info, a large map of the Mich campus, and some other info.  Check my LSN for more details.  I got an offer for a merit scholarship after I got accepted, though that may be because I applied early in the game before they decided on how to dole out scholarships.  Info may come with your acceptance, though clearly I don't know.  

I'm surprised they've sent out a decision considering they released a statement saying they would hold off on decisions until Jan. 10.  Either way, good luck.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 05, 2007, 09:11:46 AM
I'm surprised they've sent out a decision considering they released a statement saying they would hold off on decisions until Jan. 10.  Either way, good luck.

They halted all admissions decisions. However, they are allowed to communicate decisions made before December 29th.

Gotcha.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bohemian_revolution on January 08, 2007, 12:52:59 PM
I'm finally complete, so I guess I'll be joining the under the desk club. Cupcakes, anyone?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 08, 2007, 02:09:16 PM
I'm finally complete, so I guess I'll be joining the under the desk club. Cupcakes, anyone?

Yum, I guess they can't hurt my diet if they're shared over the internet, right?  Good luck to you. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Non_Prophet on January 08, 2007, 03:59:09 PM
I just went complete as well.  Any guesses on time from complete to decision?

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 09, 2007, 07:34:25 AM
i've been complete since the first week of Dec. I know others under the desk have been complete since early November.
oh, the waiting...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 09, 2007, 07:39:28 AM
wish did you get the e-mail?  I've been complete since 12/4 and I got the e-mail
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on January 09, 2007, 07:01:49 PM
In honor of Michigan making decisions again tomorrow, I'm bumpin this sucker up.

Now, who will be checking their e-mail first thing in the morning tomorrow morning along with me? Yes, it's crazy to expect the decision to have already been made by 8 a.m. on the day they said they'd start making decisions again, but Mich is capable of magical things (still love you Michigan!) and they're nutty about updating their status checker.

Hope some of my peeps under the desk turn to decision tomorrow.

It seemed to me that the status checker was updating the day after they actually made the decision.  I'm basing this on the fact that some people received their folder the day after the update.  Therefore, I'm not expecting any changes until Thursday :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 09, 2007, 07:03:00 PM
In honor of Michigan making decisions again tomorrow, I'm bumpin this sucker up.

Now, who will be checking their e-mail first thing in the morning tomorrow morning along with me? Yes, it's crazy to expect the decision to have already been made by 8 a.m. on the day they said they'd start making decisions again, but Mich is capable of magical things (still love you Michigan!) and they're nutty about updating their status checker.

Hope some of my peeps under the desk turn to decision tomorrow.

Time for me to crawl under the desk.  Complete on 12/4, no e-mail, status checker still at complete.  You guys have anything to calm my rattled nerves?  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 10, 2007, 06:21:48 AM
Still at complete... ( I got the e-mail).  I wonder how long I will have to wait...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 10, 2007, 06:53:03 AM
Still at complete... ( I got the e-mail).  I wonder how long I will have to wait...

Ditto.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 10, 2007, 07:46:44 AM
I have Cadbury mini-eggs. I can hold out until Easter easily.

Anybody under the desk want some?


i do! i do!

it's my 1 month under the desk anniversary!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 10, 2007, 07:56:04 AM
10 weeks?! yikes! what the heck are they waiting for?!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:01:21 AM
WARNING!!!! WARNING!!!!

Michigan rejections are starting!!!... or at least they will be soon. I just changed to decision. C.S.D This is not going well at all. Oh well. At least Penn and NYU will have even more company.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:09:27 AM
Nope. No email for me. While I would love to believe that they are accepting me, I have this feeling of dread in my gut that says that the school that has become my #1 since I applied in Oct is about to reject me. How sad that they send me a love letter only to break my heart.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 10, 2007, 08:12:55 AM
YIKES! i just went decision, too. and i didn't get the email. and i, too, have a horrible feeling i'm about to be disappointed.

gilmore, let's hold hands and hope for the best!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 10, 2007, 08:14:41 AM
Nope. No email for me. While I would love to believe that they are accepting me, I have this feeling of dread in my gut that says that the school that has become my #1 since I applied in Oct is about to reject me. How sad that they send me a love letter only to break my heart.

You're in...come to the first ASW so I can meet you  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: maybe2007 on January 10, 2007, 08:15:57 AM
Hmm not so sure about the no rejections yet idea.  I didn't get an email either,  I went to decision today as well and  Michigan was an intergalactic reach for me.  We'll see...only 5 more days until I can check my school mailbox!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ljskate273 on January 10, 2007, 08:17:10 AM
i went to decision today too..i think i might be in the 1st batch of rejections..my lsat is just not where it needs to be for michigan...sigh...emotional preparation beginning now...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chilyonily on January 10, 2007, 08:21:13 AM
Is there anyone else who hasn't gone to decision on the status check and who didn't get that 'hold' email? I didn't go complete until mid-December, so it's not surprising that I haven't heard anything yet. I'm just curious as to what that hold letter meant and what not getting it means, especially since a bunch of people who didn't get the hold email have recently gone to decision.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:24:01 AM
i went to decision today too..i think i might be in the 1st batch of rejections..my lsat is just not where it needs to be for michigan...sigh...emotional preparation beginning now...

Haha. Luckily NYU and Penn have both contributed to my emotional preparation. The key is to burn the letter. Not only does it make you feel better but also helps you avoid A) the awkward situation where someone sees the letter lying on the floor and tries to comfort you (which of course only makes it worse...*cough* mom *cough*) and B) looking back at the letter weeks later only to feel like rejected crap again.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 10, 2007, 08:29:33 AM
I'm at DECISION!!!  Can't breathe!  Just logged into the status checker thinking "why do I even do this to myself - it's just going to say complete" And it didn't :)  

I love you Michigan!  And really hope this isn't the first rejection of the cycle.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:32:11 AM
I'm at DECISION!!!  Can't breathe!  Just logged into the status checker thinking "why do I even do this to myself - it's just going to say complete" And it didn't :) 

I love you Michigan!  And really hope this isn't the first rejection of the cycle.

Feel free to join in the hand holding support group. I am sooo scared that this will be my third rejection. I shouldn't have checked. I just shouldn't have checked. I told myself that after New Years I was going to leave the status checkers alone. But nooooo...stupid me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 08:35:27 AM
Didn't get the email and went to Decision today. My numbers are a bit low, but I have strong soft factors. I'm expecting a rejection and holding out about 20% chance of acceptance. Probably wouldn't attend anyhow, but it would be nice having a letter saying I was accepted at Michigan Law to show to my kids. :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 10, 2007, 08:36:33 AM
Didn't get the email and went to Decision today. My numbers are a bit low, but I have strong soft factors. I'm expecting a rejection and holding out about 20% chance of acceptance. Probably wouldn't attend anyhow, but it would be nice having a letter saying I was accepted at Michigan Law to show to my kids. :)

Why wouldn't you attend Michigan if admitted?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 10, 2007, 08:38:02 AM
I'm at DECISION!!!  Can't breathe!  Just logged into the status checker thinking "why do I even do this to myself - it's just going to say complete" And it didn't :) 

I love you Michigan!  And really hope this isn't the first rejection of the cycle.

Feel free to join in the hand holding support group. I am sooo scared that this will be my third rejection. I shouldn't have checked. I just shouldn't have checked. I told myself that after New Years I was going to leave the status checkers alone. But nooooo...stupid me.

I said last week I was going to leave the status checker alone. So much for that.  Anyone think we'll get the letters by the end of the week?  

And yes, let's hold hands - can we do yoga under the desk?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 10, 2007, 08:38:46 AM
I think UMich should just accept everyone who applied before December 29th in order to give a big FU to the system  ;D

i like this idea.

ok now i just need to remember to breathe.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on January 10, 2007, 08:40:05 AM
I'm joining the handholding!  I've been at decision since 1/5 but haven't yet received anything!!!! 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on January 10, 2007, 08:40:34 AM
I've already tagged a long time ago, but I actually applied last week. They are the last of the 8 schools to request my LSDAS report.. I want that status checker thing too!! :|
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on January 10, 2007, 08:42:53 AM
I've already tagged a long time ago, but I actually applied last week. They are the last of the 8 schools to request my LSDAS report.. I want that status checker thing too!! :|

FYI-  it took about 3 weeks for me to get a status checker...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:45:27 AM

To the rest of you, stay positive! They haven't started rejections thus far and seriously doubt they decided on their first batch before 12/29. When did Mich start sending out rejections last year? I thought it was closer to mid-January.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing: 12/29 would have been too early for any rejection decisions to be made.

What makes you say this? I really want to believe it is true! But what makes you both think 12/29 is too early to make rejection decisions?

And now this message from the UM president is making me worry that maybe my decision was made during the time they were supposedly not making decisions, thus making it not too early for a rejection decision. Ack.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: maybe2007 on January 10, 2007, 08:46:18 AM
I'm in on the hand holding.  I thought just being at Complete was nerve wracking, but this is bad and it's only been about an hour!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:48:41 AM
I'm in on the hand holding.  I thought just being at Complete was nerve wracking, but this is bad and it's only been about an hour!

Yes. Decision is much much worse when it is January. January is a bad bad month. I seem to like doubling up on words words. My mailman better watch out this week. It seems I may have gone insane.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 08:49:18 AM
Didn't get the email and went to Decision today. My numbers are a bit low, but I have strong soft factors. I'm expecting a rejection and holding out about 20% chance of acceptance. Probably wouldn't attend anyhow, but it would be nice having a letter saying I was accepted at Michigan Law to show to my kids. :)

Why wouldn't you attend Michigan if admitted?

Several resons why I wouldn't attend Michigan. 1)Debt is a big issue for me and I doubt that Michigan would make me an offer that would minimize debt; 2)I think going to a T14 school would be a bit more stressful/competitive/blue-blooded than I would like; 3)I don't think I'd like living in Ann Arbor for three years.

Still, if I got a fair scholarship it would be difficult to turn down an offer. I don't have any interest in being a big-shot corporate lawyer, so I don't necessarily need the name recognition.  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 10, 2007, 08:54:15 AM
Several resons why I wouldn't attend Michigan. 1)Debt is a big issue for me and I doubt that Michigan would make me an offer that would minimize debt; 2)I think going to a T14 school would be a bit more stressful/competitive/blue-blooded than I would like; 3)I don't think I'd like living in Ann Arbor for three years.

Still, if I got a fair scholarship it would be difficult to turn down an offer. I don't have any interest in being a big-shot corporate lawyer, so I don't necessarily need the name recognition.  

It's been argued that lower ranked schools are more competitive because you need to work harder to distinguish yourself because of the weaker name recognition.  But if you don't care about BIGLAW, then I this probably doesn't pertain to you as much (though many non-profits are apparently just as name-whorish as the V100).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: thestradgirl on January 10, 2007, 09:00:04 AM
I've already tagged a long time ago, but I actually applied last week. They are the last of the 8 schools to request my LSDAS report.. I want that status checker thing too!! :|

FYI-  it took about 3 weeks for me to get a status checker...

:D thanks. I'll drop all expectations for a few weeks now then.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 09:25:05 AM
Oh my God, mine went to decision! Holy cow, now i'm worried... ahhh. No email either. Jesus Christ my hands are shaking. This is the first t-14 answer for me. Damn, this is just as nerve wrecking as waiting for your lsat score!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: flyaway on January 10, 2007, 09:30:19 AM
Oh my God, mine went to decision! Holy cow, now i'm worried... ahhh. No email either. Jesus Christ my hands are shaking. This is the first t-14 answer for me. Damn, this is just as nerve wrecking as waiting for your lsat score!

But you were a Dec taker... did you go complete before getting your Dec score, or do you think this decision is based on your past score?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 09:32:10 AM
Oh my God, mine went to decision! Holy cow, now i'm worried... ahhh. No email either. Jesus Christ my hands are shaking. This is the first t-14 answer for me. Damn, this is just as nerve wrecking as waiting for your lsat score!

But you were a Dec taker... did you go complete before getting your Dec score, or do you think this decision is based on your past score?
dont scare me man. I went complete before my retake, but i'm sure they received my new score by this time... plus i put on my application that i'm retaking.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Schruted on January 10, 2007, 09:35:31 AM
lonewolf, if you're not in, none of us are getting in.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: flyaway on January 10, 2007, 09:35:38 AM
Oh my God, mine went to decision! Holy cow, now i'm worried... ahhh. No email either. Jesus Christ my hands are shaking. This is the first t-14 answer for me. Damn, this is just as nerve wrecking as waiting for your lsat score!

But you were a Dec taker... did you go complete before getting your Dec score, or do you think this decision is based on your past score?
dont scare me man. I went complete before my retake, but i'm sure they received my new score by this time... plus i put on my application that i'm retaking.

Ok, cool!  Didn't mean to scare you... was just surprised they'd have already made a decision for a Dec taker.  I am a Dec taker... applied in early December and they were sent my file on 12/22, as soon as scores came out.  I went complete late last week... Thurs or Fri.

But probably since that's all they needed for your file, you were looked at more quickly.  Like maybe they had already looked at you once and set you aside just waiting for retake score.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 09:37:17 AM
Someone give them a call and ask if they will tell you the decision over the phone. I'm not going to do it because I'm.......over on my minutes.....surely someone else will calll them. ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 09:44:44 AM
So wait, has the common trend so far been that for those who didn't get the email but got a decisions, they were addmitted?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 09:58:37 AM
So those who went to decision in the past, how long did you have to wait to actually find out if you got in? Do you get an email, or do you get something in the mail?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 10:03:39 AM
So those who went to decision in the past, how long did you have to wait to actually find out if you got in? Do you get an email, or do you get something in the mail?

The ststus-checker says wait 10-14 days to receive something in the mail. If nothing is received in this time-frame contact the admissions office.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 10, 2007, 10:08:00 AM
So those who went to decision in the past, how long did you have to wait to actually find out if you got in? Do you get an email, or do you get something in the mail?

2 days, mail
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: flyaway on January 10, 2007, 10:08:49 AM
Oh my God, mine went to decision! Holy cow, now i'm worried... ahhh. No email either. Jesus Christ my hands are shaking. This is the first t-14 answer for me. Damn, this is just as nerve wrecking as waiting for your lsat score!

But you were a Dec taker... did you go complete before getting your Dec score, or do you think this decision is based on your past score?
dont scare me man. I went complete before my retake, but i'm sure they received my new score by this time... plus i put on my application that i'm retaking.

Ok, cool!  Didn't mean to scare you... was just surprised they'd have already made a decision for a Dec taker.  I am a Dec taker... applied in early December and they were sent my file on 12/22, as soon as scores came out.  I went complete late last week... Thurs or Fri.

But probably since that's all they needed for your file, you were looked at more quickly.  Like maybe they had already looked at you once and set you aside just waiting for retake score.

Oh man. This makes me worry. I'm a december retaker who still doesn't have a decision, despite having everything else in by November 9th!

It's those of us who got the e-mail and switch to decision in the next week or so that really have to worry, as it can go either way at that point.

No.... I don't have a decision either... just "Complete."
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 10:09:48 AM
The impending rejection is sending chills down my spine. Can't they just email us saying "thanks but no thanks"?? So much faster. Especially when so far my decisions have taken almost a month to get to me!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 10, 2007, 10:10:38 AM

This is very interesting. They literally remove the sex and race before they can review the apps? What about essays (esp diversity essays) that specifically talk about race/gender?

Yes: http://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo/prop2/

Updated Note on Admissions Policy for the 2006-2007 Year
January 10, 2007

Last November, the Michigan state constitution was amended by voter initiative to include Proposal 2, which precludes state entities, including the University of Michigan, from granting “preferential treatment” to individuals on the basis of their "race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”  After an initial judicial stay Proposal 2 became applicable to the Law School on December 29, 2006.  Prior to this date, the Law School admissions office operated under its policy adopted in 1992, which was held constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2003 decision of Grutter v. Bollinger.
 
The Law School is committed to a holistic and qualitative admissions review, and emphatically welcomes submissions from all applicants.  We urge applicants to continue to provide comprehensive accounts of themselves in their submissions to the admissions office, as we remain interested in our students' life experiences and extracurricular activities, and we continue to value diversity along a wide range of dimensions.  We will modify our admissions process, however, so that the factors listed in Proposal 2 will have no effect on decisionmaking.  See Letter from President Mary Sue Coleman Regarding Proposal 2.
 
Proposal 2 explicitly permits compliance with federal laws and funding requirements.  Consistent with federal law (implementing 20 U.S.C. ' 1094(a)(17)), we will continue to collect data on the race and sex of our applicants.  A staff member will remove the page of the application that contains the applicant’s self-reported race or ethnicity after recording the data, however, so that the information will not be available to the admissions officers who conduct substantive reviews.  Moreover, LSDAS  will remove all racial data from the reports it provides us.
 
Several private lawsuits have already been initiated concerning the proper interpretation and validity of Proposal 2.  We will carefully monitor developments in the courts, and will take any steps necessary to comply with the law.




well...that just means that one's diversity essay will become key.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 10:13:10 AM
So those who went to decision in the past, how long did you have to wait to actually find out if you got in? Do you get an email, or do you get something in the mail?

2 days, mail
sweet, thanks.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 10:28:57 AM
What email are you all talking about?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 10:48:28 AM
The impending rejection is sending chills down my spine. Can't they just email us saying "thanks but no thanks"?? So much faster. Especially when so far my decisions have taken almost a month to get to me!

Mmmmmmmmmmm....self-loathing.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 10:49:27 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 10:54:58 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.

I can tell you. It means you're in! Seriously.

Didn't Rory get accepted to like every university to which she applied?

In all honestly I totally understand why you're freaking. You've been waiting so long, but all factors indicate that this is good news. And Mich apparently priority mails out the packet so I'm sure you won't have to wait too much longer.

Coulnd't they have also decided that we were rejected prior to 12/29 and the rejection is on the way?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 10:56:04 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.

I can tell you. It means you're in! Seriously.

Didn't Rory get accepted to like every university to which she applied?

In all honestly I totally understand why you're freaking. You've been waiting so long, but all factors indicate that this is good news. And Mich apparently priority mails out the packet so I'm sure you won't have to wait too much longer.

She did. Then she made pro/con lists. Hence the "feel like Paris" comment in my sig. She got rejected by Harvard. Then stayed at home watching soap operas instead of going to school. I really hope Michigan makes me feel more like Rory again! I want to make pro/con lists! Though I'm sure the pros would come out in Michigan's favor...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 10:57:29 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.

I can tell you. It means you're in! Seriously.

Didn't Rory get accepted to like every university to which she applied?

In all honestly I totally understand why you're freaking. You've been waiting so long, but all factors indicate that this is good news. And Mich apparently priority mails out the packet so I'm sure you won't have to wait too much longer.

Coulnd't they have also decided that we were rejected prior to 12/29 and the rejection is on the way?

This is the type of thinking that will keep me awake at night. I'm trying so hard not to go there, but I think I may already be there. I'm sticking with the earlier suggestion that 12/29 was too early to have rejections ready. I like my bubble and I'm officially sticking in it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 11:16:14 AM
gilmore girl, totally know how you're feeling.  i status checked today and i found out i'm at decision.  michigan is a long shot for me, but i can't seem to let go of that tiny bit of optimism inside of me.  i gota start imagining the worst so if i do get rejected, i won't be too dissapointed.

oh yeah and it seems like those with my profile (sub 3.0, 170s) don't get accepted.  not saying it's impossible, but just a trend i noticed on lsn last year.  who knows, maybe we'll all get different decisions. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: chilyonily on January 10, 2007, 11:20:56 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.

I don't know about this. I didn't get the hold email AND didn't go to decision yet. So, I don't think it's necessarily true that those who didn't get the hold email already had decisions made on their applications.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 10, 2007, 11:26:17 AM
oh yeah and it seems like those with my profile (sub 3.0, 170s) don't get accepted.  not saying it's impossible, but just a trend i noticed on lsn last year.  who knows, maybe we'll all get different decisions. 

I beg to differ.  :D

Good luck!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 11:29:56 AM
lol, whoops, totally forgot about you, sorry jolie ... i'm a big fan btw

okay OTHER than jolie, who has an extremely understandable reason for the sub 3, it seems like mich isn't a big fan of sub 3.0 splitters

 ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 11:39:02 AM
lol gcoop

i hope all of us splitters end up somewhere good ... best of luck to you!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 10, 2007, 11:39:38 AM
My status also changed to decision today, and i did not receive the hold email.  I am also a marginal candidate, with lsat in the 161-164 range and GPA in the 3.8-3.9 range. I am guessing that everyone who received the decision status today already had a decision made, because how could the adcomm have reached decisions on so many people just this morning, and they say they made no new decisions this past ten days.  So, I am guessing that those who did go to decision today already had that decision made as of 12/29.  However, if you look at last year, people first received rejections on 1/13/06.  I am guessing that they were planning on sending out their first wave of rejections around this day, regardless of this proposition business.  I think, given that we are all marginal candidates, we can expect to be the first class of 2007 rejections at Michigan.  Sorry for the pessimism, I hate being pessimistic, but I am trying to be realistic and brace myself for rejection.  I know that if I get in, they will be making an exception for me, allowing me in despite my low LSAT score.  Those exceptions are few and far between, and I do not count on being one of them.  Given that everyone who went to decision today is on the margin, it is very unlikely that each of us are the exception candidates on the margin (those are typically deferred, anyway).  Anyway, thats what I'm preparing for.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 11:44:23 AM
My status also changed to decision today, and i did not receive the hold email.  I am also a marginal candidate, with lsat in the 161-164 range and GPA in the 3.8-3.9 range. I am guessing that everyone who received the decision status today already had a decision made, because how could the adcomm have reached decisions on so many people just this morning, and they say they made no new decisions this past ten days.  So, I am guessing that those who did go to decision today already had that decision made as of 12/29.  However, if you look at last year, people first received rejections on 1/13/06.  I am guessing that they were planning on sending out their first wave of rejections around this day, regardless of this proposition business.  I think, given that we are all marginal candidates, we can expect to be the first class of 2007 rejections at Michigan.  Sorry for the pessimism, I hate being pessimistic, but I am trying to be realistic and brace myself for rejection.  I know that if I get in, they will be making an exception for me, allowing me in despite my low LSAT score.  Those exceptions are few and far between, and I do not count on being one of them.  Given that everyone who went to decision today is on the margin, it is very unlikely that each of us are the exception candidates on the margin (those are typically deferred, anyway).  Anyway, thats what I'm preparing for.

I don't know about this. There was a 170 4.0 who went to decision today as well. I also wouldn't necessarily consider myself "marginal" thank you very much. Just because I don't consider myself an autoadmit, doesn't mean I am marginal / an autoreject (which is basically what you are saying "marginal" is).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 11:46:35 AM
I hate being pessimistic, but I am trying to be realistic and brace myself for rejection.

i agree with this part, for myself at least
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 10, 2007, 11:49:13 AM
REALLY? 170/ 4.0? I missed that!  What are your stats Gilmore?  I wasn't including you because you have no link to LSN and all I could see about you are the deferrals/ rejections you have listed in your signature.  I hope you are right!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 10, 2007, 11:51:31 AM
lol, whoops, totally forgot about you, sorry jolie ... i'm a big fan btw

i'm a big fan of jolie too.  big fan!

i've got the jolie poster in my room, and joined the fan club for earlier access to tickets to her concerts.  i waited in line 3 hours for her book signing. 

big fan.  BIG fan.

Thank you all so much for your support.  I couldn't do this without my fans.  You guys are the best! 

I just ask that you continue to buy only officially licensed merchandise.  Girlfriend's gotta eat!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 10, 2007, 11:54:31 AM
Yes GCoop, you are right.  Given the range of numbers, I am guessing that we cannot make any predictions about what the next couple days will bring based on other applicants...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: butter tart on January 10, 2007, 11:59:01 AM
So, apparently I can't stop thinking. Someone suggested that the people going to decision today had decisions made on their files during the time when Michigan said they weren't making decisions. I have decided that this can't be true. None of us got the "hold" email, which was sent out on the 3rd, which means there was a decision on our files already. So we are all pre 12/29 decisioners. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue what this means. So really my thinking hasn't helped me.

I don't know about this. I didn't get the hold email AND didn't go to decision yet. So, I don't think it's necessarily true that those who didn't get the hold email already had decisions made on their applications.

I think we're saying that those who didn't get the e-mail AND went to decision are in already.

For anyone who didn't get the e-mail and is still at complete, maybe it's because you applied later?
Or maybe we cannot make sense of the madness that has overtaken this process.

Nope, applied ED.  And I'm a very marginal candidate.  Still waiting!!!!   :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 12:52:18 PM
I'm guessing the unusual number of marginal candidates that went to DECISION today indicates that there is a big package of rejections headed out of Michigan today or in the near future. It is kindhearted of Michigan to ease up on the postal service this time of year by lightening their load a bit.   
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 01:03:10 PM
dude, just when a thread starts looking dark & dreary, along comes Jihad to cheer things right back up!

You people with the 169-172 LSATs shouldn’t be worrying too much. Look at poor old me! I only have a 165 with a 3.68 GPA and I’m the first person from my family to attend college and I’m low income and I have a Masters Degree with two publications and two years teaching experience. That surely won’t cut it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 01:21:18 PM
So, to recap, today I have gone from "OMG I went to decision I'm being rejected. Crap." to "I'm happy in my bubble, maybe I'll get in, don't tell me otherwise". Now I am back to CRAP. I can feel the rejection in my bones. It's like that chill up your spine / someone is watching you feeling. There are two words to describe this process "emotional rollercoaster". Where are my hand holders?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 10, 2007, 01:22:35 PM
i'm here!
rollercoastering along...

i'm in, i'm out, i'm in, i'm out, i'm in, i'm out...

i'm starting to get nauseous.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 10, 2007, 01:30:28 PM
Yeah, I go with happy bubble.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 01:31:18 PM
one more for roller coaster
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 10, 2007, 01:31:35 PM
go back to your bubble, happy bubbles are nice.

Bubbles are nice, unless you are diseased. Then the bubble becomes a festering habitat for mutating viruses and bacteria that keep getting you sicker and sicker and sicker until finally you get dysentery and crap youself to death.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 10, 2007, 01:48:05 PM
So, to recap, today I have gone from "OMG I went to decision I'm being rejected. Crap." to "I'm happy in my bubble, maybe I'll get in, don't tell me otherwise". Now I am back to CRAP. I can feel the rejection in my bones. It's like that chill up your spine / someone is watching you feeling. There are two words to describe this process "emotional rollercoaster". Where are my hand holders?

I went from - "Yay, decision, this is good, right?" to "Ooh, it's a rejection" to "Who knows anymore?!?".  Seeing how applicants with all sorts of numbers went to decision, it sounds like decisions will be a mixed bag.  Doesn't Michigan waitlist around this time?  If I had to guess, maybe our decisions will be acceptances and waitlists, not rejections?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 10, 2007, 02:21:55 PM
Based on people numbers I would expect some will get waitlists and some will get accepted.  I also think with the delay due to Prop 2 it might be too early for rejections, even if rejections started in mid-Jan last year.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 10, 2007, 02:24:57 PM
Hope you're right WeeSqueak.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Groundhog on January 10, 2007, 02:29:42 PM
Looks like people that went complete by late November or early December are the ones getting decisions, yes?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Schruted on January 10, 2007, 02:36:27 PM
September LSAT, very late November application sent, no decision today.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 02:39:04 PM
Sept LSAT, application late Oct, complete by the end of Nov
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 10, 2007, 02:43:47 PM
no dec lsat, application sent beginning of nov, complete by beginning of dec
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on January 10, 2007, 02:49:29 PM
I will be interested to know when people who received the e-mail start getting decisions.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Seventeen on January 10, 2007, 03:32:04 PM
I went to decision today as well... no previous hold email. I could be an auto-reject (GPA above the 75% but LSAC below 25%), however I am in-state (and intend to stay here if Mich lets me). I have good soft factors and a history of underpreforming on standardized tests. Since I could not rationally expect an immediate acceptance, my fingers are crossed for the mixed-bag of decisions including waitlists so they can keep me in consderation as the other Michigan resident apps come in..... Dun dun dunnnn.... Let the rejections wait a bit...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 10, 2007, 04:15:58 PM
I went to decision today, too.  GPA around their 75th percentile, LSAT not even on the radar screen. . .holy goodness, I hope you guys are right that it's too early for rejections.  :P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 05:08:11 PM
I'm thinking of putting Michigan under rejections so as to save myself from the pain of putting it there once I have actually been rejected. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: t L on January 10, 2007, 05:30:39 PM
You guys should also take into consideration that Michigan might now be accepting more "below the radar non-URMS" with great soft factors so they can accept some URMS in this cycle without being sued. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Seventeen on January 10, 2007, 05:38:44 PM
oOo... well UMich can definitely use me as they wish if it means I'm admitted!  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 10, 2007, 06:02:59 PM
I doubt we'll all get the same decision, but reading all these posts is making me more nervous. By the way, i dont think i'm a marginal candidate even if they average.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 10, 2007, 06:23:43 PM
ButImAGilmore: No way!  Keep the positive thoughts flowing until the final moment possible.  Why not?  I'm a believer that positive vibes can do a lot (yes, Michigan adcoms, that was aimed directly at you all!).

tL: Wouldn't that be a nice thought?  All I can do is hope until I get the mail in 10-14 days. :P
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 10, 2007, 08:51:53 PM
ButImAGilmore: No way!  Keep the positive thoughts flowing until the final moment possible.  Why not?  I'm a believer that positive vibes can do a lot (yes, Michigan adcoms, that was aimed directly at you all!).

tL: Wouldn't that be a nice thought?  All I can do is hope until I get the mail in 10-14 days. :P

Haha. Thanks for the positivity. Of course now I am dreading going to sleep because sleep means a new day and a new day means new mail and new mail means my decision could be there.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: quizzle16 on January 10, 2007, 09:11:17 PM
Still at complete, though I didn't get any emails about holds/deferrals. We'll see what happens  ???
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 11, 2007, 05:24:24 AM
So, do they update the status checker at the crack of dawn? I'm still thinking it's automated, because it already says 1/11 on there, and it's only 8 am.

Another day at complete.

sowee Dee.

(i'm feeling your pain about still being complete on the ST, I'm in that boat with UVa now :-\)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: butter tart on January 11, 2007, 05:27:14 AM
Still at complete, though I didn't get any emails about holds/deferrals. We'll see what happens  ???

Me too. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 11, 2007, 06:34:23 AM
Deedee - I am in the same boat.  I got the e-mail and still at complete.  :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 11, 2007, 06:45:03 AM
Deedee - I am in the same boat.  I got the e-mail and still at complete.  :(

me three. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 11, 2007, 06:50:44 AM
Another day at "decision". I would much rather be at complete.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 07:04:27 AM
I thought about re-checking my status checker too, just in case it gave me a little more to go on :-) 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Talthara on January 11, 2007, 07:25:00 AM
Still at complete, got the email, 3.6 and 167.  Waiting sucks.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 11, 2007, 07:49:38 AM
I did check it, hoping that they made a mistake and really I'm at complete, but no such luck. If this is obsession then I guess I'm obsessed.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on January 11, 2007, 07:55:47 AM
I went decision yesterday too (no email either) and I checked my status again this morning too. It made me feel sick all over again!! D-E-C-I-S-I-O-N, it's so final, you know? Well unless it's a waitlist. Do they send out waitlist decisions this early? I could go check, but maybe somebody already knows, or has a faster connection than me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 08:01:21 AM
I am really hoping for a waitlist.  That would be spectacular.  Roughly, what are your stats Gilmore and Kates?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: go.ph. on January 11, 2007, 08:13:10 AM

Any Mich EDers still have the deferral letter?  I lost mine and can't remember if it said anything about sending additional materials...I'm pretty sure it didn't?

Also, if it didn't, should I send additional materials (likely another essay) now, before they make a decision, or wait and see if I manage a waitlist and then do it?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on January 11, 2007, 09:39:10 AM
Quote
LSN says they started sending out WL and Rejections around this time last year.
Thanks, RB

Quote
Roughly, what are your stats Gilmore and Kates?
They're not outstanding. I'm probably looking at a WL or rejection, unless my soft aquishy factors pull me through.

Good luck all!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 11, 2007, 09:40:35 AM
Am i the only one who went from decision back to complete?  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 11, 2007, 09:43:36 AM
Am i the only one who went from decision back to complete?  :'(

No Way!! Really?  That would totally suck!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 11, 2007, 09:44:34 AM
Am i the only one who went from decision back to complete?  :'(

No Way!! Really?  That would totally suck!
Yea, i got pwned by Michigan.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 11, 2007, 09:48:36 AM
Am i the only one who went from decision back to complete?  :'(

No Way!! Really?  That would totally suck!
Yea, i got pwned by Michigan.

Have you called them to ask about it?  Maybe since this happened to you they will give you some information over the phone.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: zmlbc on January 11, 2007, 10:38:31 AM
Applied regular admission, mid-November.  Did not receive the email.  Went "decision" yesterday, and received a very large acceptance envelope today.

Just thought I'd give everyone a little hope. ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: zmlbc on January 11, 2007, 10:41:37 AM
Did you get a personalized note?

It was a pretty standard letter, with a short, handwritten note to the effect of "We'd really love to have you join us!"
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 11, 2007, 10:43:22 AM
Got the e-mail ealier.  Accordingly not expecting positive mnews anytime soon.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 10:50:01 AM
Got the e-mail ealier.  Accordingly not expecting positive mnews anytime soon.

Um, are you sure you got the email earlier?  In another post you claimed you were a lawyer with 40 years experience.  And I quote:

I'm (just a little) disappointed that everyone so far seems to have missed the wisdom of my complaint about Cityslicker's post.  Let me answer some of your questions/observations and then take another crack at explaining this in terms you may understand.
1.  I am not Eric Russell, and I don't know him.  I am somewhat sypathetic to his legal argument, but see this legal issue as a tough one/close call.  (I am not disturbed that someone would criticize his position - although Cityslicker did not really do that.  I am troubled that someone would suggest in this forum - even by way of hyperbole - that an apporiate response to Russell's bringing his suit might be slapping/assaulting him.)
2.  I am not applying to Michigan.  In fact, I am a lawyer of almost 40 years experience close to retirement.3.  I never said that Cityslicker "said" it was appropriate to slap Russell.  I said that Cityslicker "SUGGEST(ED) that it MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE" to slap (assault) him.  When you go to law school some day, and one day become a lawyer, you need to pay attention to the actual words people use.  And how did Cityslicker "suggest" this?  He did so not in the sense that "suggest" means "say" but in the sense that "suggest" means "imply".  And did he imply that?  Of course he did.  He said that a fellow student - depending on how he felt - might either slap him on the back (congratulate him) or slap him in the face (assault him).  Was he joking/using hyperbole?  Sure he was.  But it's not a funny joke.
4.  Let's use the same construct to create some hyperbole and Cityslicker's words - with a few select substitutions - in another civil rights context.  How does this strike you?  Does it sound OK?  It doesn't to me.  (See example I offer in my later post.  Sorry this message posted early and inadvertantly).

The link: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,79286.msg1878749.html#msg1878749 (http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,79286.msg1878749.html#msg1878749)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on January 11, 2007, 10:53:50 AM
Got the e-mail ealier.  Accordingly not expecting positive mnews anytime soon.

Um, are you sure you got the email earlier?  In another post you claimed you were a lawyer with 40 years experience.  And I quote:

I'm (just a little) disappointed that everyone so far seems to have missed the wisdom of my complaint about Cityslicker's post.  Let me answer some of your questions/observations and then take another crack at explaining this in terms you may understand.
1.  I am not Eric Russell, and I don't know him.  I am somewhat sypathetic to his legal argument, but see this legal issue as a tough one/close call.  (I am not disturbed that someone would criticize his position - although Cityslicker did not really do that.  I am troubled that someone would suggest in this forum - even by way of hyperbole - that an apporiate response to Russell's bringing his suit might be slapping/assaulting him.)
2.  I am not applying to Michigan.  In fact, I am a lawyer of almost 40 years experience close to retirement.3.  I never said that Cityslicker "said" it was appropriate to slap Russell.  I said that Cityslicker "SUGGEST(ED) that it MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE" to slap (assault) him.  When you go to law school some day, and one day become a lawyer, you need to pay attention to the actual words people use.  And how did Cityslicker "suggest" this?  He did so not in the sense that "suggest" means "say" but in the sense that "suggest" means "imply".  And did he imply that?  Of course he did.  He said that a fellow student - depending on how he felt - might either slap him on the back (congratulate him) or slap him in the face (assault him).  Was he joking/using hyperbole?  Sure he was.  But it's not a funny joke.
4.  Let's use the same construct to create some hyperbole and Cityslicker's words - with a few select substitutions - in another civil rights context.  How does this strike you?  Does it sound OK?  It doesn't to me.  (See example I offer in my later post.  Sorry this message posted early and inadvertantly).

The link: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,79286.msg1878749.html#msg1878749 (http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,79286.msg1878749.html#msg1878749)

CantKeepTheStoryStraightPWN3D!!

EDIT to add:  I'm not normally a hater, but I hope that positive news never arrives.  I think you're a jackass, elidad, but I sincerely hope that doesn't matter to you at all.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 10:57:00 AM
This is simply a testament to both my inescapable and undiminishing spite, and tremendous boredom.

Also, I'm practicing for my career as a federal prosecutor.  Pwning witnesses is part of the job description.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 11, 2007, 10:59:07 AM
Said "got the e-mail."  Not "I got the e-mail."  I am a lawyer with 40 years experience.  I am following this board and the interesting and helpful discussion it provides because I am counselling a current law school applicant - someone who has applied to a number of the schools under discussion here.  And it she who got the e-mail.  Glad to clarify.  I am not am imposter lurking here posting false responses - except for the blatantly/humorous/tongue in cheek one I just did on LSAT scores.  I couldn't resist.  Thanks for raising this question, and I am glad to clarify.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 11:04:16 AM
Said "got the e-mail."  Not "I got the e-mail."


In this post you clearly say I:

Received two fee waivers: Northwestern and Duke.
1.  Duke fee waiver said I was in Priority group, which includes not only fee waiver but also promises answer in 10 days if I apply.  Is this meaningful/unusual?  Does it imply likely acceptance more than a simple fee waiver?
2.  I have been seeing a lot of people getting fee waivers from Columbia, Michigan, and Georgetown (all schools on my list); but I have heard nothing from them.  Is there something I can do to increase chances of hearing from them?
3.  In the same vein, people have been talking about something to do with LSAT registration that will enhance chances of getting a fee waiver or seeing hidden fee waivers that I qualify for.  Can you spell this out a bit?  I would like to try it.  Correctly or incorrectly, I see the fee waivers as a good sign from schools and would like to have more from schools on my list even apart from the money it would save.  Thanks.


Tag team pwn3d, welcome to the Prosecutor's Club, Roast Beef!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 11, 2007, 11:10:54 AM
Cane:  That's a frightening picture of you.  I sense that we will never get along.  I will have to live with that.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 11:13:43 AM
EDIT to add:  I'm not normally a hater, but I hope that positive news never arrives.  I think you're a jackass, elidad, but I sincerely hope that doesn't matter to you at all.

And that, my friends, is the definitive judgement of possibly the nicest guy on LSD. You gotta be one heck of a jerk to elicit this sort of response out of Reach! :)

Elidad got Reach to get pissed off?  Impressive.

I guess I did a good job in making an enemy out of elidad. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Red Bull Imperator on January 11, 2007, 11:14:12 AM
This is why I love LSD. *childish laughter*
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 11, 2007, 11:19:16 AM
I consider no one here my enemy.  I'm glad this board is here.  I am glad to learn from all of your postings and to be able to raise a question or suggest an answer from time to time.  I am learning a lot from this board.  Yiur news about law school applications sheds a lot of light on what is really going on in this area.  I admit to occassionally being puzzled by the negative reactions my postings sometimes get.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Talthara on January 11, 2007, 11:24:09 AM
I consider no one here my enemy.  I'm glad this board is here.  I am glad to learn from all of your postings and to be able to raise a question or suggest an answer from time to time.  I am learning a lot from this board.  Yiur news about law school applications sheds a lot of light on what is really going on in this area.  I admit to occassionally being puzzled by the negative reactions my postings sometimes get.

Translation: I just got thoroughly pwned and have no response to make.  But let me backpedal and try and be reconciliatory because I've been called out and humiliated.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 11, 2007, 11:25:05 AM
I consider no one here my enemy.  I'm glad this board is here.  I am glad to learn from all of your postings and to be able to raise a question or suggest an answer from time to time.  I am learning a lot from this board.  Yiur news about law school applications sheds a lot of light on what is really going on in this area.  I admit to occassionally being puzzled by the negative reactions my postings sometimes get.

Consider this:

A) no one buys your weak little story
B) if you're going to flame, you need to create a different account for each of your personas
C) I'm currently at Michigan.  We don't want you (whether you're Eric Russell or not.)  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 11:27:58 AM
I consider no one here my enemy.  I'm glad this board is here.  I am glad to learn from all of your postings and to be able to raise a question or suggest an answer from time to time.  I am learning a lot from this board.  Yiur news about law school applications sheds a lot of light on what is really going on in this area.  I admit to occassionally being puzzled by the negative reactions my postings sometimes get.

You can always delete the account and start over with what you've learned.

XOXOHTH  ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 11, 2007, 11:29:38 AM
Thanks, but I'll hang in here as is.
My explanation of who I am is entirely genuine, and I'll leave it as expressed above.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:03:04 PM
Does anyone know if the decision comes to the temporary or permanent address, and from peoples' experiences, how long does it take to get from Michigan to the east coast (mid-Atlantic)?  thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 11, 2007, 12:33:18 PM
It goes to whichever you indicated as your mailing address.  Took about 4-5 days for me to get the packet on the east coast.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:35:03 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 11, 2007, 12:48:13 PM
just a random informal survey as i drive myself crazy here but ...

those of us who went to decision yesterday ... especially those who feel like their numbers are borderline ...

would you say that you have strong soft factors / extracurriculars? 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:54:10 PM
Obviously I am biased, but I believe that I have very strong soft factors -- work experience, publications, internships.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 11, 2007, 12:54:49 PM
just a random informal survey as i drive myself crazy here but ...

those of us who went to decision yesterday ... especially those who feel like their numbers are borderline ...

would you say that you have strong soft factors / extracurriculars? 

Take it easy cowboy. My numbers are a below averabe, but I feel like i have strong soft factors (MA degree, 2 publications, 2year teaching fellow). In addition, I am the first member of my family to attend college and I was low-income at the time of application. Michigan likes these types of things.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 12:56:15 PM
160-165 LSAT, 3.8+ GPA
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 11, 2007, 12:58:49 PM
Take it easy cowboy. 


lol, i can't help it.  can't seem to think about much else, anybody else with me
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 11, 2007, 01:11:42 PM
just a random informal survey as i drive myself crazy here but ...

those of us who went to decision yesterday ... especially those who feel like their numbers are borderline ...

would you say that you have strong soft factors / extracurriculars? 

Take it easy cowboy. My numbers are a below averabe, but I feel like i have strong soft factors (MA degree, 2 publications, 2year teaching fellow). In addition, I am the first member of my family to attend college and I was low-income at the time of application. Michigan likes these types of things.

You've written two books? Not sure if you're trying to remain anonymous, but would you mind sharing what your books were about?


Egh....not books silly....journal articles in Academic Journals! The first article was related to my thesis and provided an assessment of the effects of online digital distribution on artistic production in the music industry. Basically I gathered a bunch of data from independent musicsians and made the arguemnt that file-sharing facilitates creativity and diversity in th emusic industry as opposed to what the Big5 record labels would have you think.

Second article examined the shift in public domain and fair use in the period following Sony v Universal to the Napster and Grokster decisions. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 11, 2007, 01:20:17 PM
I feel ya.  It's so hard to make it through the day wondering if its waiting at home...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bam on January 11, 2007, 07:16:22 PM
so, i went to decision at michigan today as well....i have been reading all of the recent posts on this thread, and i am a little confused about the "hold" email that people have mentioned. i haven't received an e-mail from michigan since i went complete....am i missing something? what was the email about? if someone could please catch me up, that would be great!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 11, 2007, 07:51:42 PM
I think I've got decent soft factors, too (working on indices for a professor's book that will be published. . .they're going to be a good 200-300 pages when I'm done. . .which will be next week :)), bronze medal in a national event in my sport, started college at 15, have specific reasons for wanting to go to Michigan that I touched on in my why michigan statement, etc.

Then again, I'm under 160 with the LSAT, and thanks to 60 credits of college work taken as a 15-16 year old, my GPA's around 3.75 as opposed to my higher 4 year uni GPA.

Ehh, who knows, though?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 11, 2007, 08:33:57 PM
so, i went to decision at michigan today as well....i have been reading all of the recent posts on this thread, and i am a little confused about the "hold" email that people have mentioned. i haven't received an e-mail from michigan since i went complete....am i missing something? what was the email about? if someone could please catch me up, that would be great!

Not receiving the hold e-mail is a good thing. It means you'll be getting a decision soon, unlike those of us who were deferred.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 11, 2007, 09:49:19 PM
so, i went to decision at michigan today as well....i have been reading all of the recent posts on this thread, and i am a little confused about the "hold" email that people have mentioned. i haven't received an e-mail from michigan since i went complete....am i missing something? what was the email about? if someone could please catch me up, that would be great!

Not receiving the hold e-mail is a good thing. It means you'll be getting a decision soon, unlike those of us who were deferred.

Unless we are all rejected. Then it is a bad thing.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bam on January 11, 2007, 10:03:18 PM
so, i went to decision at michigan today as well....i have been reading all of the recent posts on this thread, and i am a little confused about the "hold" email that people have mentioned. i haven't received an e-mail from michigan since i went complete....am i missing something? what was the email about? if someone could please catch me up, that would be great!

Not receiving the hold e-mail is a good thing. It means you'll be getting a decision soon, unlike those of us who were deferred.

Unless we are all rejected. Then it is a bad thing.

Thanks for the explanation. I was too spastic this evening to scroll through the 90+ pages of discussion to figure out what everyone was talking about.

However, I applied regular decision...so does that mean the hold e-mail would not even apply to me?

I'm so getting rejected. I kinda wish they didn't have this status checker....it just prolongs the agony!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 11, 2007, 11:25:29 PM
However, I applied regular decision...so does that mean the hold e-mail would not even apply to me?

I applied RD and was put on hold, so it means that you've dodged the bullet deferral-wise. Good luck, and hope you get accepted. Congratulations in advance if that turns out to be the case!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 12, 2007, 05:41:37 AM
Got hold e-mail, so in effect deferred, I guess.  Which is not a major problem with pretty good news elsewhere so far.  Still would love a shot at Michigan.

LSAT 170+  GPA 3.6+
In at GULC and Duke, several other top 14s pending.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on January 12, 2007, 05:48:08 AM
Panic time.

My status changed to "decision" this morning and I DID receive the defer email last week.  They wouldn't really send me that email and then reject me this quickly would they?  The good news is that I live two blocks from the Law School so hopefully I won't have to agonize too long.

In-state resident
LSAT above 75%
GPA below 25%
Complete since 10/20
Keeping my fingers crossed
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 05:58:35 AM
I think we can expect a mixed bag of decisions.  Here's hoping its too early for deferrals, and waitlists/ acceptances are coming our way. Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 06:03:59 AM
True, but the logic we are thinking is that we went to decision right on the morning of the tenth, so our decision had to have been made by 12/29 given the time they took off.  So, we are hoping that decisions made before 12/29 were too early for rejection.  Obviously, they certainly could have decided on rejection before 12/29 and were just waiting to send them around now anyway.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 06:25:08 AM
Woo hoo! Another day spent staring down the street waiting for the mailman to come. One of these days I am going to start pacing and muttering like an insane person and he is going to be too scared to come up the steps.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: maybe2007 on January 12, 2007, 06:33:03 AM
I think my roommates are beginning to hate me.  I make them check my mailbox at school at least 3 times a day since I'm not yet back at school.  Beginning tomorrow I"ll be able to check it though.  Do we have a timetable to actually receiving packets/letter for those that went to decision on the 10th?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 06:49:36 AM
status checkers are pure evil.  if i didn't know that it was coming, i wouldn't be the nervous wreck i currently am.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 12, 2007, 07:08:54 AM
Beast!  Congrats - I did not know.  (Or I don't think I did.  My head's not screwed on right.) 

And don't worry.  I'm sure if you contact Admissions, Dean Z will let you bring all of your friends-in-your-head.  They're quite liberal like that.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 12, 2007, 07:11:54 AM
Got the deferral e-mail and another day at complete -- I wish I was Polo
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 07:15:11 AM
Got hold e-mail, so in effect deferred, I guess.  Which is not a major problem with pretty good news elsewhere so far.  Still would love a shot at Michigan.

LSAT 170+  GPA 3.6+
In at GULC and Duke, several other top 14s pending.

You mean your student of course.

bwah!!!  :D :D :D
PWN3D!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 12, 2007, 07:17:15 AM
I went to Decision today!!!  I am doing the happy dance just because I am going to find out one way or the other and be put out of my misery!! 

PS - I got the e-mail too.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 12, 2007, 07:18:51 AM
Got hold e-mail, so in effect deferred, I guess.  Which is not a major problem with pretty good news elsewhere so far.  Still would love a shot at Michigan.

LSAT 170+  GPA 3.6+
In at GULC and Duke, several other top 14s pending.

You mean your student of course.

and the battle continues...  well done
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 12, 2007, 07:20:45 AM
Of course.
Congrats. Roast Beef.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on January 12, 2007, 08:03:52 AM
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 08:07:10 AM
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.

no.



My acceptance came via normal mail.  Big envelope with a 39 cent and a 1 cent stamp on it.

yup
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 08:14:40 AM
So they sent deferrals by mail as well?  Not just the big 1-3 mass email?  I wonder what the possibilities are then for those of us who went to decision.  Could we be getting deferral/ waitlist/ accept or reject?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 12, 2007, 08:15:32 AM
So they sent deferrals by mail as well?  Not just the big 1-3 mass email?  I wonder what the possibilities are then for those of us who went to decision.  Could we be getting deferral/ waitlist/ accept or reject?

A deferral is not likely to be reported as a decision.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kates on January 12, 2007, 08:24:01 AM
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.

no.



My acceptance came via normal mail.  Big envelope with a 39 cent and a 1 cent stamp on it.

yup

Ack, forgive me! I thought they sent em priority! Just stirring up controversy and worry, I'm so sorry!!!!! Can I mention I had a dream last night that I got not one but *three* acceptance packages from UMich? Thus we're all getting in. Forgiven?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on January 12, 2007, 08:34:45 AM
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.

no.



My acceptance came via normal mail.  Big envelope with a 39 cent and a 1 cent stamp on it.

yup

Ack, forgive me! I thought they sent em priority! Just stirring up controversy and worry, I'm so sorry!!!!! Can I mention I had a dream last night that I got not one but *three* acceptance packages from UMich? Thus we're all getting in. Forgiven?

I think they only send them priority (or some other type of fast shipping) for international mail.  I got mine before I even realised that the status checker had updated.  The letter was dated the day before I got it!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 09:58:48 AM
No mail for me today (yet). However, I stalked the mailman on my way home, only to have him turn onto another street. Think he knew he was being followed? On the plus side, I did see where our mail is held until he picks it up to deliver it. I now, of course, have a whole new set of ideas  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: go.ph. on January 12, 2007, 10:05:30 AM

GCoop-

Did the deferral letter mention anything about submitting extra materials?  I lost mine!  Can't decide if I should send an extra essay in now or wait and see if I get a waitlist and then do it...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 12, 2007, 10:11:34 AM
No mail for me today (yet). However, I stalked the mailman on my way home, only to have him turn onto another street. Think he knew he was being followed? On the plus side, I did see where our mail is held until he picks it up to deliver it. I now, of course, have a whole new set of ideas  :D


Creepy...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 12, 2007, 10:42:06 AM
Ipso, I am sure you are in.  Incredible LSAT.  You give me hope :-)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 10:50:02 AM
No mail for me today (yet). However, I stalked the mailman on my way home, only to have him turn onto another street. Think he knew he was being followed? On the plus side, I did see where our mail is held until he picks it up to deliver it. I now, of course, have a whole new set of ideas  :D


Creepy...

At least I was on the other side of the street! It was pure luck that he was out delivering mail at the point I was walking home from class  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: daydreamer on January 12, 2007, 01:08:20 PM
Has anyone received a merit scholarship from UMich yet?  Or if there is no mention of it in the acceptance, does that mean they aren't giving you anything?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 01:09:50 PM
Has anyone received a merit scholarship from UMich yet?  Or if there is no mention of it in the acceptance, does that mean they aren't giving you anything?

the ppl who have received merit money were told of it b4 they even applied, in an email i think.  :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 12, 2007, 01:52:35 PM
No no thats not the whole story.  There was an e-mail offering 60,000 to certain high LSAT people if they applied and were accepted, but there was caveat language that said these weren't the only scholarships, etc etc.  I didn't get the e-mail so I can't tell you exactly what it said but I'm sure someone can.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 12, 2007, 01:55:57 PM
No no thats not the whole story.  There was an e-mail offering 60,000 to certain high LSAT people if they applied and were accepted, but there was caveat language that said these weren't the only scholarships, etc etc.  I didn't get the e-mail so I can't tell you exactly what it said but I'm sure someone can.

I never received that email but from what I've heard it just said that if that person applied and was accepted, they would be guaranteed a minimum scholarship totalling $60,000 for the three years. 

I applied and was offered the opportunity to apply for the Darrow shortly after being accepted (and then was offered the Darrow shortly after applying for it).  I'm sure there is still merit money to be disbursed.  It's only halfway through the application cycle.  I'm certain they're not tapped out yet (though they may first see how many people accept the offers they've already made before offering more scholarships, specifically with the Darrow. Just speculation).
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 12, 2007, 06:38:57 PM
Out of the bunches of people who went to decision on 1/10, did anyone get their decisions/packages yet?  Just curious what the decisions are, trying to find out if any rejections have started since my decision is now on its way.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 06:40:33 PM
Dunno when he went decision but...

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=holydevil
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 07:00:16 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Rejections are coming. OMG I'm being rejected. Again. I'm going to have such a complex later on in life aren't I? Forget having relationships! I'll push them away before they can "reject" me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 08:00:12 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This person who is doing the "AA experiment" claims to have been rejected by Michigan 17 days ago. Somehow I just don't buy it. Yet it still freaks me out.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 12, 2007, 08:04:22 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122

This person who is doing the "AA experiment" claims to have been rejected by Michigan 17 days ago. Somehow I just don't buy it. Yet it still freaks me out.

I posted that a while ago Gilmore.  It doesn't seem legit, as Mich had not begun rejecting at that point.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 08:08:24 PM
Haha. Sorry, I didn't see it before. In my friday night insanity I searched LSN for Michigan rejections and saw it. Then to further my insanity I posted it. And now back to my assignment. I really wish I got mail on Saturdays...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 08:17:15 PM
This is just a touch off topic, but I bet 98% of the guys on this board, including Kulesh, and at least 80% of the girls could take this dude in your 'tar on and totally whomp on him, Gilmore.

(http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=19223;type=avatar)

No offence.

1. What exactly is "whomp"
2. That is Logan from Gilmore Girls, and while he may not be my ideal guy, he is Rory's ideal guy, and thus relates to my signature. Of course that is not to say I would mind dating an insanely rich Yalie! Though I think dating someone from so-called "old money" would get old pretty fast. Like his money. Wow I am sleepy.
3. I just figured out what you meant by whomp (I missed both "on"s when I first read your comment) and I agree  ;) Hell. I could take him on!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Denny Crane on January 12, 2007, 08:31:34 PM
I'm 5'2", I could take him. 

Gengiswhomp 'em.

ghengis wampum?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 08:38:18 PM
In order to avoid any further Gengiswhomping of the LSD representation of my ideal law school, I have changed my 'tar to reflect what is causing my growing insanity.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 08:56:41 PM
(http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=19227;type=avatar)

Even the mail-boy in Gilmore Girls is kinda pansy. If that boy grew a hair on his chest he'd probably shoot himself to end his misery.

Never said he wasn't a pansy ;) However he is amazingly similar to my current mailman who is equally slow and unreliable in his delivery. I swear one day I am going to grab the bag of mail and sort through to find my mail myself.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 09:04:23 PM
(http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=19227;type=avatar)

Even the mail-boy in Gilmore Girls is kinda pansy. If that boy grew a hair on his chest he'd probably shoot himself to end his misery.

Never said he wasn't a pansy ;) However he is amazingly similar to my current mailman who is equally slow and unreliable in his delivery. I swear one day I am going to grab the bag of mail and sort through to find my mail myself.

He'd probably stick out his lower lip, slump, and whine, "Heeeeyyyy, stooop it!" Then he'd tell you all about his feelings.

True. This would also put an end to any potential felony, as he would be too much of a whimp to do anything about it / hopefully be too ashamed of being overpowered by a girl.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 09:13:14 PM

True. This would also put an end to any potential felony, as he would be too much of a whimp to do anything about it / hopefully be too ashamed of being overpowered by a girl.

Rather, he'd probably enjoy it. 

Yeah Gilmore, why don't you take control w/ Jr. McFeely tomorrow & tell us how it goes.
[/quote]

Jr. McFeely??? How did the mailman I know nothing about (other than he is damn slow) become Jr. McFeely???

Ps. I don't get mail tomorrow
Pps. I proofed your PS in the summer, you should be nicer to me  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 09:15:36 PM
I seem to take things personally when I am sleepy.  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 12, 2007, 09:19:11 PM
Congrats on the acceptance! I wish I could get accepted somewhere already. Hence the Logan tar that started this whole thing!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sly on January 13, 2007, 02:13:28 PM
I just discovered this forum yesterday and I am one of the people whose status updated to decision at
12:01am on Jan 10.  I applied for Summer start and was wondering if the other people with this update applied for Summer or Fall?  I did not recieve a letter today and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the mail on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 13, 2007, 02:28:57 PM
No Michigan letter today for me.  A bit surprising, considering I don't live that far away (just in MN).  Maybe they haven't sent it out yet (or just did so on Friday or something).  I prefer to think huge acceptance packets take longer to deliver via mail, though.  ;D

Welcome to the board, sly!  I applied to either the Summer or Fall program, but I specifically mentioned I liked the idea of starting in the summer since I'm interested in one of Michigan's joint degree programs (that was a not-so-subtle hint-hint to Michigan that I'll take anything, as long as it's an acceptance ;))
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ballin on January 13, 2007, 03:09:34 PM
hey guys.  for what it's worth, i got the "funny email" on 1/3, had my status changed to decision, and got an acceptance packet in the mail today.  i wouldn't call my numbers stellar for michigan so hopefully that means good news for the people who saw some status changes this week.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ballin on January 13, 2007, 03:12:04 PM
no prob.

3.4/168
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Polo06 on January 13, 2007, 03:18:01 PM
Like 'Ballin', I received the email on 1/3, went to decision yesterday, and received my acceptance package in the mail today.  It helps to live two blocks from the Law School.  As a 170/3.27 splitter, I am proof positive that Michigan considers a lot of factors, although I realize that I probably would not have received this package if I was not a Michigan resident. 

I am still on cloud nine.  Also accepted at IUB today as well as rejected from BC.  No disrespect to BC, but I was sad over that rejection for maybe about 15 seconds, and then I got over it.

Good luck to everyone still waiting under the desk.  Good things are coming.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bam on January 13, 2007, 03:31:56 PM
Like 'Ballin', I received the email on 1/3, went to decision yesterday, and received my acceptance package in the mail today.  It helps to live two blocks from the Law School.  As a 170/3.27 splitter, I am proof positive that Michigan considers a lot of factors, although I realize that I probably would not have received this package if I was not a Michigan resident. 

I am still on cloud nine.  Also accepted at IUB today as well as rejected from BC.  No disrespect to BC, but I was sad over that rejection for maybe about 15 seconds, and then I got over it.

Good luck to everyone still waiting under the desk.  Good things are coming.

Polo, if I got rejected from BC on the same day I got accepted at Michigan, I certainly wouldn't shed any tears either! Congrats on your acceptances today.

I have been trolling the message boards all day to see who got responses from Michigan....I am still waiting myself (went to decision on 1/11. Well, that's when I noticed the change). This was probably the first day when I was actually annoyed to find only a jcrew catalogue in my mailbox! Unfortunately, I'm broke from sending out all these law school apps, so no shopping for me....

And congrats again to you too, Ballin!!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: lawschoolfears85 on January 13, 2007, 03:33:13 PM
What is happening here.  Does anyone live near Michigan?  It strikes me, although none of us really know the procedure, that if michigan sends out decisions on the day or before the day that the status online changes that those of us who changed on wed. to decision should have recieved a letter by today being either an acceptance or rejection.  The people close to Michigan should have recieved something by now.  I'm in Ohio and our mail service has been closed sinces wed. because we are on break still, but it will open again on Monday.  Does anyone know the procedure, anyone close to michigan recieve any sort of mail since having their status change on wed.?  
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sly on January 13, 2007, 03:53:56 PM
I live 1.5 hours from Ann Arbor, my decision posted on Wed at 12:01 am, and I still have recieved nothing.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: lawschoolfears85 on January 13, 2007, 03:56:33 PM
So they must not be mailing them all out on the specific date that it changes to decision.  maybe they wait till friday.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 13, 2007, 06:14:50 PM
Yay, if they are done with auto-admits maybe they will start looking at those of use that got the deferral/hold e-mail.  Come on Michigan make my day (its my birthday soon and it would make a great b-day present!)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 13, 2007, 07:11:00 PM
mine went to decision 1/10, still nothing in the mail yet.  fyi, i also applied for summer/fall. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 13, 2007, 08:00:52 PM
Congrats Polo06 and ballin (again! :)).

I live in MN and haven't received anything yet, either.  My parents send me stuff from MI all the time, and if it was sent on Wednesday, I would've gotten it by today.  Perhaps they waited until Friday or something to send out decisions?

I just think it'd be really nifty if I was one of the first low LSAT/high GPA splitter acceptances of the cycle.  It'd definitely change my view that this process is all about the numbers.  We'll see. :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 14, 2007, 04:45:51 PM
Just got back from a weekend trip to find my Michigan acceptance.  :) I applied for fall only.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 14, 2007, 05:37:27 PM
Congrats Slad! Don't forget to update your profile!

Thanks, and thanks for the reminder.  Just put everything into LSN -I had a lot of updating to do.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: StudentUVA on January 14, 2007, 07:53:21 PM
Just got back from a weekend trip to find my Michigan acceptance.  :) I applied for fall only.
Yes, they do take the higher score. Congrats you deserved it.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 14, 2007, 08:44:26 PM
Sincere congratulations to all of the new acceptees.  Way to go.  Person I am counselling/rooting for here received acceptance from a different (non-Michigan) top ten school in last few days but still no word from Michigan.  Got the hold e-mail earlier with 3.6+ 170+ qualifications that seem to be making the grade with the most recent Michigan letters.  Am being somewhat vague here to protect identity - particularly given fact I have some critics/unbelievers on this board. Hope we all get good news in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 14, 2007, 08:53:47 PM
Congrats, sladkaya!  I'm so happy for you!! :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 15, 2007, 06:15:36 AM
Thanks lonewolf and Matokah!  Matokah, I hope yours is an acceptance as well and you're the first "reverse-splitter" to get in this cycle!

deedeeleigh - sorry, forgot to say earlier, I did not the hold e-mail.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on January 15, 2007, 06:16:34 AM
Thanks lonewolf and Matokah!  Matokah, I hope yours is an acceptance as well and you're the first "reverse-splitter" to get in this cycle!

Congrats Sladkaya!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sladkaya on January 15, 2007, 06:18:02 AM
Thanks lonewolf and Matokah!  Matokah, I hope yours is an acceptance as well and you're the first "reverse-splitter" to get in this cycle!

Congrats Sladkaya!

Thanks Moni!  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 15, 2007, 07:07:38 AM
Can I just hate on the USPS for a minute?  This whole waiting for my decision to get here is SO frustrating and the mail isn't even running today! 

Gilmore - I know you're with me on this as you've been waiting 2 days longer than me.

Congrats to everyone who has received their mail and acceptances.  I haven't heard of any rejections in the batch sent out last week yet, which is good news.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Reach on January 15, 2007, 08:17:22 AM
I'm glad to see things are moving along once again.  Try to stay sane while waiting for those decision letters to actually make it to your respective boxes...I understand the frustration quite well and you all have my sympathy and congratulations for the incoming good news.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: . . . on January 15, 2007, 08:21:05 AM
decision on 1/10. i'm not far from AA so I was hoping i'd get something friday or saturday, but no mail yet  :-\ and the fact that there's no mail today is not helping my mail obsession / anxiety!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 15, 2007, 08:29:32 AM
Can I just hate on the USPS for a minute?  This whole waiting for my decision to get here is SO frustrating and the mail isn't even running today! 

Gilmore - I know you're with me on this as you've been waiting 2 days longer than me.

Congrats to everyone who has received their mail and acceptances.  I haven't heard of any rejections in the batch sent out last week yet, which is good news.

Oh, you better believe I am with you. Actually, I am more than with you because my mail has to cross the border and then I'm dealing with Canada post. Oh Canada post. You are so slow. And you lose mail far too often. I hate you.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: pikey on January 15, 2007, 08:40:23 AM
Can I just hate on the USPS for a minute?  This whole waiting for my decision to get here is SO frustrating and the mail isn't even running today! 

Gilmore - I know you're with me on this as you've been waiting 2 days longer than me.

Congrats to everyone who has received their mail and acceptances.  I haven't heard of any rejections in the batch sent out last week yet, which is good news.

Oh, you better believe I am with you. Actually, I am more than with you because my mail has to cross the border and then I'm dealing with Canada post. Oh Canada post. You are so slow. And you lose mail far too often. I hate you.

Doesn't Michigan send it intl priority to Canada?  I think Geostorm got his pretty quickly, if I recall correctly...
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 15, 2007, 08:46:36 AM
I don't know if they do or not, but I have had stuff sent to me international priority airmail and it has taken 3 weeks + to get to me. Maybe it's just my particular city. Who knows. Doesn't stop me from having hatred for Canada post  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 15, 2007, 12:21:06 PM
I don't know if they do or not, but I have had stuff sent to me international priority airmail and it has taken 3 weeks + to get to me. Maybe it's just my particular city. Who knows. Doesn't stop me from having hatred for Canada post  ;)

3 weeks, yuck!  I now feel lucky that my mail generally gets to me quickly.  Plus I'm right in the middle of the U.S. so it usually doesn't matter where it gets mailed from, it always takes 2-3 days.  I bet you don't do Netflix, do you?  I hate waiting 2 days for my Netflix movies, I can't imagine how much mail rage I would have if I were you.  Deep breaths, meditation, yoga, whatever...   you should have your package this week, anyway.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 15, 2007, 12:43:05 PM
I don't know if they do or not, but I have had stuff sent to me international priority airmail and it has taken 3 weeks + to get to me. Maybe it's just my particular city. Who knows. Doesn't stop me from having hatred for Canada post  ;)

3 weeks, yuck!  I now feel lucky that my mail generally gets to me quickly.  Plus I'm right in the middle of the U.S. so it usually doesn't matter where it gets mailed from, it always takes 2-3 days.  I bet you don't do Netflix, do you?  I hate waiting 2 days for my Netflix movies, I can't imagine how much mail rage I would have if I were you.  Deep breaths, meditation, yoga, whatever...   you should have your package this week, anyway.

I like how you said "package". Frankly, I'm expecting a tiny envelope. I got my hopes up for NYU and got crushed, so I'm trying not to do that again.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: rtqw on January 15, 2007, 01:00:45 PM
I used this calculator (http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html) to find out how many days I've been at complete. It came up with 70 days, and also informed me that 70 days is equivalent to 1680 hours, 100,800 minutes or 6,048,000 seconds!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: akakakaka on January 15, 2007, 01:04:07 PM
I used this calculator (http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html) to find out how many days I've been at complete. It came up with 70 days, and also informed me that 70 days is equivalent to 1680 hours, 100,800 minutes or 6,048,000 seconds!


I've been complete almost 20 days longer than that :(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 15, 2007, 02:24:39 PM

[/quote]

I like how you said "package". Frankly, I'm expecting a tiny envelope. I got my hopes up for NYU and got crushed, so I'm trying not to do that again.
[/quote]


The power of positive thinking  :) 

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 15, 2007, 04:30:33 PM


I like how you said "package". Frankly, I'm expecting a tiny envelope. I got my hopes up for NYU and got crushed, so I'm trying not to do that again.
[/quote]


The power of positive thinking  :) 


[/quote]

Haha. Well hopefully all of the people on LSD who are thinking positively for me will make up for the days when I'm feeling not so positive. I keep having moments where I actually believe I was accepted, then moments where I'm sooo sure I have a rejection coming to me. I wish I could be positive about this 24/7.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 15, 2007, 09:44:26 PM
Thanks for the well-wishes, sladkaya.  I can't tell you how much I want to go to Michigan (darn LSAT score!).  Who knows, maybe they were just sifting through apps to find that Hebrew-speakin' figure skatin' amazingly well-rounded but poor standardized test-taker applicant (hey, that's me!  ;D).

Either way, I should know this week.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: captnmo on January 15, 2007, 11:20:47 PM
My status changed to "decision" on the 10th.  I had no idea what a horrifyingly awful length of time five days could be.  Here's to finding out on Tuesday...good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 16, 2007, 06:27:43 AM
Another day at complete.  This makes me so sad.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: bam on January 16, 2007, 07:20:06 AM

Either way, I should know this week.

Reading this post was probably a good way to start the day. With any luck, we won't have to wait more than 4 more days to hear, right?? In all likelihood, we won't.....

Anyway, I think I might have to quit my other status checkers after this.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 07:24:19 AM
I have decided to invent a clear mailbox. Yesterday I checked my mail 4 times, and then a friend in the same neighborhood got his mail at 4, so I checked mine AGAIN. It would be sooo much easier if you could just walk up to the mailbox and see if there was anything in it without having to look like the idiot who keeps reaching into the mailbox for nothing. And even though I have said this, I know I will keep reaching in multiple times a day hoping for some (good) news.

I would give anything to be at "complete".
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 07:57:34 AM
You could take a mental note of the approximate time the mail is usually delivered, and check only after that time. Not 100% but guaranteed to save you trips to the mailbox. Four times seems a bit masochistic ;)

Only problem is my mail can be here as early as 10, while other days it doesn't show up til 4. There is no pattern  >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 16, 2007, 08:02:56 AM
I have carrots and roasted red pepper hummus to share with those still under the table.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 16, 2007, 10:31:10 AM
Has anyone who went to decision on the 10th received their letter yet?  Anyone check today?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Vance Wilder Jr. on January 16, 2007, 10:35:18 AM
my mail came today, but there was nothing from mich ... decision 1/10
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 16, 2007, 10:43:03 AM
my mail came today, but there was nothing from mich ... decision 1/10

thats lame. :-\
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 16, 2007, 10:44:42 AM
But mail travels over weekends and holidays -- it just doesn't get delivered.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 16, 2007, 10:46:58 AM
my mail came today, but there was nothing from mich ... decision 1/10

thats lame. :-\

It's only been 3 business days, assuming it was mailed on the 10th.

still lame tho...i went decision on 12/12 and had my acceptance on 12/14.  So if they are doing it the same way, its lame that Vance Wilder hasn't heard.  :)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 16, 2007, 10:56:40 AM
Let's assume that I was deferred due to "Yield Protection." What's the likely course for me in the upcoming months? How long will I stay deferred? Will I most likely get waitlisted and have to come off the waitlist to be admitted?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: lawschoolfears85 on January 16, 2007, 11:03:51 AM
Has anyone who went complete on the tenth or earlier who has not recieved a letter called the school to see if they will tell you if it was an acceptance or not?  I'm thinking about calling because I'm not really sure when my status changed to complete and it may be over ten days at this point.  I live in Ohio so I would think I would have recieved the letter by now.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on January 16, 2007, 11:09:32 AM
Has anyone who went complete on the tenth or earlier who has not recieved a letter called the school to see if they will tell you if it was an acceptance or not?  I'm thinking about calling because I'm not really sure when my status changed to complete and it may be over ten days at this point.  I live in Ohio so I would think I would have recieved the letter by now.

Hold on to your panties. That letter'll be coming through the wire soon.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 16, 2007, 11:13:17 AM
mL4300ic Do you  mean the "deferral" e-mail we all got? Or did you apply ED and get deferred? Those are two really different situations I'd think.

And, funnily enough, Mich makes it clear they don't YP because their admissions council is extremely confident. Their FAQ is really funny and personable.

I applied RD, so yes, I am referring to the e-mail.

And no matter what Michigan may say about YP, I think there's enough evidence out there to suggest that they in fact do practice some form of YP, as do many other schools.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on January 16, 2007, 11:15:51 AM
mL4300ic Do you  mean the "deferral" e-mail we all got? Or did you apply ED and get deferred? Those are two really different situations I'd think.

And, funnily enough, Mich makes it clear they don't YP because their admissions council is extremely confident. Their FAQ is really funny and personable.

I applied RD, so yes, I am referring to the e-mail.

And no matter what Michigan may say about YP, I think there's enough evidence out there to suggest that they in fact do practice some form of YP, as do many other schools.

I tend to agree that Mich does YP ding.  The only school that prolly doesn't is Yale.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 16, 2007, 11:38:17 AM
I'm sure they do, it's just funny that they address it in their FAQ.

In any case, if Mich is your top choice, then make sure they know it (Why Mich essay, continued interest letter). I don't agree that getting the e-mail necessarily means you were deferred as a YP. People with extremely high numbers were admitted to Mich, and then given Darrows as incentive.

But there were also people w/ similar stats to Darrow recipients that were put on hold. My guess as to what happens is that among the high numbers crowd, the most desirable ones are offered admissions early and given a chance to compete for the Darrow, while the less desirable ones w/ deficiencies (most likely unimpressive soft factors, or maybe they're splitters in the sense that while either their GPA or LSAT is above the 75th, the other is less impressive, being around median or between 25th and median) are put on hold.

I sent in a Why Mich essay w/ my app, and I also sent in a continued interest letter last week. Guess I'll have to sit tight and wait.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 12:04:19 PM
I'm sure they do, it's just funny that they address it in their FAQ.

In any case, if Mich is your top choice, then make sure they know it (Why Mich essay, continued interest letter). I don't agree that getting the e-mail necessarily means you were deferred as a YP. People with extremely high numbers were admitted to Mich, and then given Darrows as incentive.

But there were also people w/ similar stats to Darrow recipients that were put on hold. My guess as to what happens is that among the high numbers crowd, the most desirable ones are offered admissions early and given a chance to compete for the Darrow, while the less desirable ones w/ deficiencies (most likely unimpressive soft factors, or maybe they're splitters in the sense that while either their GPA or LSAT is above the 75th, the other is less impressive, being around median or between 25th and median) are put on hold.

I sent in a Why Mich essay w/ my app, and I also sent in a continued interest letter last week. Guess I'll have to sit tight and wait.

Yeah, looks like you've done all you can. I got the e-mail as well, and already sent in a letter of cont interest too, and still nada. Just hoping I'm not in the first batch of rejections.

You won't be in the first batch! You are still at complete while my rejection letter is currently on its way. You can at best hope to not be in the second batch  :D
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: sly on January 16, 2007, 12:18:45 PM
Just got my mail, and still nothing from Michigan.  I live less than 2 hours from Ann Arbor and have been waiting since 1/10.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 12:31:46 PM
I also plan to claim YP  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 16, 2007, 12:37:58 PM
What is with people not receiving their letters after going to decision on 1/10.  I think thats a little bit odd.  Particularly for those who live far away.  Could this be a mistake?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 16, 2007, 12:45:12 PM
correction, DON'T live far away.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 12:58:08 PM
Hey Gilmore, on your sig, if Logan is accepted, what is Dean? Asking because you have Dean as love (which I agree with, I really did love Dean, and Rory was so cruel to him).

I think you attend Logan, but get accepted to Dean.

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Ha. Awesome that you knew that.

Belle--I'm sure it'll be there this week. Unless it's rejections like Gilmore is proclaiming. We don't know how long those take. Michigan probably waited an extra three or four days to send them out to make it more dramatic or something.

I'm just kidding, of course.

That would be soooo cruel.

And yes, you "attend" Logan, since that seems to be the guy she'll be with when the show ends at the end of this season. Personally I preferred Dean, he treated her like gold.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: elidad on January 16, 2007, 01:03:04 PM
From LSN, looks as though some people are getting acceptances and deferrals today.  No telling if they got the hold e-mail or not.  Unless that's the deferral.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 16, 2007, 01:12:33 PM
Ahhh -- I have similar numbers and I was deferred.  I hate being deferred.  Michigan must hate me.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 16, 2007, 02:00:53 PM
They sure have accepted a lot of people so far, even just based on LSN. But looking at the deferred list, there are quite a few high numbers. Confusing.

Yeah, some people who've gotten into Harvard have been deferred by Michigan. Maybe the problem was that they searched LSN and found out that they were not the candidate's first choice? I see that some of the deferred people still have their preferences ranked on their profiles.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 16, 2007, 04:28:14 PM
I don't know how they're doing the deferral thing but I got that e-mail and then went to decision on 1/12.  (Still waiting on the mail along with a bunch of others who went decision last week)  I faxed my letter of continued interest on 1/9, so either they liked my letter and decided to admit me or hated my letter and decided to reject me... either way, I'm wondering if its a coincidence that I went decision 3 days after I faxed in the letter.

Maybe when you send in a letter they have to pull your file to put the letter in it and that brings your file to the top of the pile for the next round of reviews or something.  Probably not, I'm just speculating for lack of anything better to do while waiting on my Michigan mail!

Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 04:37:08 PM
Oh speculation. I know it well. Sadly I do have better things to do than speculate, I just can't concentrate on them because I want my Michigan decision!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: mL4300ic on January 16, 2007, 05:29:53 PM
No way dude! I sent a letter the day I got the e-mail and I'm still at complete.

I need to go watch American Idol and stick my head in the sand.

Similar case here. Where's the love?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: diamond on January 16, 2007, 05:34:09 PM
i got deferred ED, sent a letter of intent/continued interest sometime last week, and I'm still at no decision according to the online status checker...if you've gone complete since sending the letter, maybe yours was just better written than mine! who knows what's going through the minds of the ad. comm.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Matokah on January 16, 2007, 09:04:26 PM
No mail for me either.  Decision on 1/10 via status checker.

What makes this so frustrating for me is the lack of rejections on LSN.  If there were a bunch, I wouldn't be freaking out about this because I could assume that's just going to be me in 3 days.  But there's only 5 (3 from last cycle and 2 unverifiable ones from this cycle).  Grr-ARGH!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: ButImAGilmore on January 16, 2007, 10:01:03 PM
No mail for me either.  Decision on 1/10 via status checker.

What makes this so frustrating for me is the lack of rejections on LSN.  If there were a bunch, I wouldn't be freaking out about this because I could assume that's just going to be me in 3 days.  But there's only 5 (3 from last cycle and 2 unverifiable ones from this cycle).  Grr-ARGH!

I've stopped looking at LSN. It either makes me hopeful, or makes me think that I'll just be one rejection out of a huge wave of rejections.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: captnmo on January 16, 2007, 11:29:04 PM
Sorry for lurking.  I can't stand waiting alone anymore.  I went to decision on 1/10.  My sanity flew the coop shortly thereafter.  I'm going to ask it to give me another shot...maybe we can make it work this time. 

After the agonizing long weekend wait, I came back from class today to find TWO mail trucks in front of my apartment building.  And what glorious suprises did they leave in my mailbox?  NOTHING.  Not a single flier from Regent or Quinnipiac or even a JCrew catalog.  I'm pretty sure the USPS lady was hiding behind the door sniggering at the look on my face.

Here's me getting really excited about Hastings 2010.  Because my brain would explode if I actually got into UM. 

-The lurking Capt'n. 
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: maybe2007 on January 17, 2007, 05:11:21 AM
Oh trust me I feel the pain of everyone here.  Imagine my suprise when I got an email from my campus mail service that I had a package to be picked up.  I was freaking out, like running across campus to get there.  I get to the package pick up and it's a huge envelope...from Emory.  While I am never going to get angry over an acceptance, I needed Michigan to tell me something, anything.  I couldn't even enjoy the big envelope.  Well today is another day, let's just hope UMich has finally sent something out!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 17, 2007, 06:15:05 AM
I got the deferral e-mail but haven't sent a letter of continued interest.  I want to but I have no idea what to say in it because I already wrote a Why Michigan essay.  Would a simple paragraph saying I'm still interested and then a paragraph with an update on some new things I've been doing at work be ok?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: WeeSqueak on January 17, 2007, 06:26:58 AM
Ok I guess that's something else to add to my list -- I have 3 to send.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 17, 2007, 06:35:59 AM
I got the deferral e-mail but haven't sent a letter of continued interest.  I want to but I have no idea what to say in it because I already wrote a Why Michigan essay.  Would a simple paragraph saying I'm still interested and then a paragraph with an update on some new things I've been doing at work be ok?


Mine was a one page (single-spaced) letter in formal letter format rather than essay format.  The first paragraph was a "thank you for your sending me a notification to let me know you are still considering me, this is yet another example of what makes the University of Michigan so great.." Then the 2nd paragraph was about my holidays and some of the stuff I helped out with like the Salvation Army angel tree and our company's toy drive.  Then I talked about a lecture/debate I attended as a rep of my company where the talked about some communications regulatory issue and I mentioned a couple of the specific topics discussed and how that has made me further consider communications law as a specialty..   Then I closed with a standard closing paragraph thanking them for their continued consideration of my application.

I'll let you know if this letter helped or hurt me as soon as I receive my Mich mail!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 06:39:23 AM
Nothing in the mail yesterday -- absolutely nothing.  I would have been thrilled with an Emory accept. All I got was a stupid post card from my bank. 

I am starting to think it's really fishy that no one who went to decision on 1/10 has received a letter yet.  I think that there is no way this is due to the postal system being slow... I think they strung this out/ delayed sending out their packages.  Some people who went to decision on other days (then were accepted) got their letters right away.  Michigan is usually so nice and considerate of our anxieties.  What gives here Mich?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kirsten11235 on January 17, 2007, 07:02:14 AM
I got accepted to Michigan yesterday on 1/16/2007.  No information about the Financial Aid was included in the envelop, but an informational CD was provided. 

I am not sure when I went decision, because I haven’t been checking my status online.  But the first time I have seen that I was at decision was on 1/13/07. 

Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: BelleFille on January 17, 2007, 07:07:03 AM
Kirsten, when did you go to decision and what are your numbers?
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: Kencade on January 17, 2007, 07:12:07 AM
Nothing in the mail yesterday -- absolutely nothing.  I would have been thrilled with an Emory accept. All I got was a stupid post card from my bank. 

I am starting to think it's really fishy that no one who went to decision on 1/10 has received a letter yet.  I think that there is no way this is due to the postal system being slow... I think they strung this out/ delayed sending out their packages.  Some people who went to decision on other days (then were accepted) got their letters right away.  Michigan is usually so nice and considerate of our anxieties.  What gives here Mich?


I would gladly have paid extra in order to have decision overnighted!  Then I could get it quick and track its progress in the interim.
Title: Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
Post by: kirsten11235 on January 17, 2007, 07:21:43 AM
Kirsten, when did you go to decision and what are your numbers?

I