Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

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txig
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Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:14 pm

Figured we could get this one going...

Stats:
T1
Top 1%-5%
2 CALI
Coming from PT
No ties

Best of luck!

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:05 pm

Hey txig, I'm gna join you in this thread as well


Stats:
TTTT
Top 1%
6 CALI
Full Time


No Status Checker yet though.

Edit: I did not complete the UMichigan optional essay + I have no ties to Michigan.
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txig
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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:22 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:Hey txig, I'm gna join you in this thread as well


Stats:
TTTT
Top 1%
6 CALI
Full Time


No Status Checker yet though.


I don't have the status checker yet either...wonder what's taking so long.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby eastcoast_iub » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:35 pm

txig wrote:Figured we could get this one going...

Stats:
T1
Top 1%-5%
2 CALI
Coming from PT
No ties

Best of luck!


You should be aiming higher (this is coming from a UM transfer). Is the issue that most other T10s don't take PTers?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:34 pm

eastcoast_iub wrote:
txig wrote:Figured we could get this one going...

Stats:
T1
Top 1%-5%
2 CALI
Coming from PT
No ties

Best of luck!


You should be aiming higher (this is coming from a UM transfer). Is the issue that most other T10s don't take PTers?



That seems to be what the anecdotal evidence says. I mean Penn, UVA, H+Y, NYU don't seem friendly at all. The other one's I've applied to (save for Chi and Berkeley)

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jsb422 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:11 pm

T2
Top 10%
1 CALI Equivalent
No Michigan Ties

eastcoast_iub
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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby eastcoast_iub » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:32 pm

txig wrote:
eastcoast_iub wrote:
txig wrote:Figured we could get this one going...

Stats:
T1
Top 1%-5%
2 CALI
Coming from PT
No ties

Best of luck!


You should be aiming higher (this is coming from a UM transfer). Is the issue that most other T10s don't take PTers?



That seems to be what the anecdotal evidence says. I mean Penn, UVA, H+Y, NYU don't seem friendly at all. The other one's I've applied to (save for Chi and Berkeley)


Why do you say they don't seem friendly? If they don't bar them completely, then it's worth an app.

I think you are competitive at any T10 save Y and maybe S, I would at least apply to Penn and NYU for sure.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:57 pm

eastcoast_iub wrote:
txig wrote:
eastcoast_iub wrote:
txig wrote:Figured we could get this one going...

Stats:
T1
Top 1%-5%
2 CALI
Coming from PT
No ties

Best of luck!


You should be aiming higher (this is coming from a UM transfer). Is the issue that most other T10s don't take PTers?


That seems to be what the anecdotal evidence says. I mean Penn, UVA, H+Y, NYU don't seem friendly at all. The other one's I've applied to (save for Chi and Berkeley)


Why do you say they don't seem friendly? If they don't bar them completely, then it's worth an app.

I think you are competitive at any T10 save Y and maybe S, I would at least apply to Penn and NYU for sure.


Sorry, I misspoke. Penn and NYU are the two that are explicitly minimum of 28. Berkeley seems to push that way too but I don't know if Cali is for me (though I did apply to Stanford)

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jsb422 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:40 pm

Did you guys write the optional essay?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:56 pm

jsb422 wrote:Did you guys write the optional essay?



I wrote the why UMich and explained my LSAT score (151) not that I think it matters at all.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Anybody get a status checker yet?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:35 pm

Not I. But I did ask for expedited review - they emailed me in response saying I am under review

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby shock259 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:03 am

Good luck all. I looked back at my app from a few years ago and I sent my LSAC materials to Michigan on 6/28 and was accepted on 7/12. So a pretty quick turnaround. Hope this helps.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:10 pm

Rejected today at 5pm

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:45 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:Rejected today at 5pm


Sorry to hear. I ask for expedited review as well, but they do not have my class rank. Did you send your in to complete your file, or not?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:04 pm

I only sent in first semester class rank. My school has not released cumulative class rank yet.

However, I did send an email to Mark and told him about my situation (and the fact I booked 3 out of 4 classes this second semester), so it is likely my rank increased even more. (I was top 2% first semester)


I guess Michigan was not for me - but good luck to everyone else in the runnings ... I was officially the first rejected lol

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jdmonkey » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

I just got in today! I had to call to confirm it wasn't a prank, as one of my friends that I told has done similar stunts in the past. But they said today wasn't April Fools. I have to be the only clown that had to confirm the acceptance wasn't a prank.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:40 pm

jdmonkey wrote:I just got in today! I had to call to confirm it wasn't a prank, as one of my friends that I told has done similar stunts in the past. But they said today wasn't April Fools. I have to be the only clown that had to confirm the acceptance wasn't a prank.



Congrats! Do you have stats/when you went complete?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jdmonkey » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:51 pm

Sure. Went complete 6/11. Asked for expedited review yesterday 6/18. In the request I respectfully asked for a decision by 7/1, as I needed to know by that date if I was leaving to avoid a massive fine by my landlord. I will PM stats. Michigan was the only school I applied to and I will be attending.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:59 pm

congrats jdmonkey, hope you enjoy your time there!

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jdmonkey » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:49 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:congrats jdmonkey, hope you enjoy your time there!


Thanks. Best of luck to you! Transfer admissions are random: I'm sure you will get some good news soon.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jdmonkey » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:36 pm

Haha I love that the link to order season football tickets is in the same email as the write on competition. That week will suck though leaving work to go straight to the library. I wonder if everyone is doing it in July or just the transfers?

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby jdmonkey » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:40 pm

jsb422 wrote:Did you guys write the optional essay?


I just combined the Why Mich question with the personal statement and submitted a 4 page essay. I thought it would be awkward to separate the 2 essays.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby txig » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:43 pm

My class rank was finally released and I had it faxed to UMich. Hoping I'll have a yes or next sometime next week, which sucks considering I have a deposit due Monday elsewhere for 1.2K.

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Re: Michigan Transfer Thread 2014

Postby UI7 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:32 pm

Accepted this afternoon via email - 3.8 (Top 5%) at a Midwest T2

Submitted my application on 06/15, complete 06/23 - didn't submit the optional essay but addressed why I wanted to be at Michigan in my personal statement

Good luck everyone! Looks like decisions are released right after your application is complete.




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