at least it's not just us?
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I have applied early action to UM and was wondering when the decisions usually come. The website says "no later than December 23rd" which makes me think that it should come at least a couple of days beforehand. When did they come last year?
This probably fits in the "Cool Story Bro" category, but I'm very amused, and I thought I'd share. I'm the parent of rising high school senior (an awesome Michigan fan!) who has good grades and test scores and, as such, gets a lot of unsolicited email from colleges. Today she received one from "The Ohio State University" with the subject line "Feeling the love?"
I was feeling awkward and I hadn't even opened it. It was remarkably brief, and the highlight was this:
It's entirely possible that you are the brightest student ever.
The Ohio State University just might be the finest institution of higher education on the planet.
Seems we should learn more about each other.
They really published "finest institution of higher education on the planet." Words fail me. I figured y'all could help me respond appropriately.
I received my letter from the admissions office. "We have carefully reviewed your application to the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. We gave your application serious consideration and made our decision on many factors......."
I read this from by BB. I dropped the phone on the table and said out loud..."Awwwwe shit". The waitress came over and asked if every thing was ok.
I picked up the phone again, all pissed off. The font was very small so I enlarged it. It continued: "The Graduate Committee has recommended you for regular admissions to the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies."
I then yelled "fu*k yea". Everyone at the diner looked at me funny again. I appologized but with a smile on my face. They must have thought I was crazy. What a rush.
My baby sitter was displeased that she got a deferment from UofM, she said there was a spike in applications this year b/c of some new admissions process. Her # was 10k more than usual, I have no idea if that is true.
From what I gathered from a 17 year old girl who was visibly upset about her situation...Basically, you can fill a common form online pick the schools you want to apply to and then answer UofM specific questions.
Does anyone know about this? I was able to get an early decision for the fall of 97, how does this new process compare?
I wish Demar Dorsey the best luck and success following this botched ordeal. The rest of you should as well. Actually, one of the best things that could happen for Michigan is that Demar stays out of trouble, as he has been, and attains great success as a college football player elswhere. Even continuing into the NFL. Maybe then the school will realize that people can change and deserve, at least, the opportunity to prove themselves. I have been a lifelong Michigan supporter. No I did not go to school there. Hell, I've never even been to the state. However, I have grown tired of the arrogance and elite attitude of the school. I understand that there is a standard and a reputation to uphold, but wouldn't Michigan be well served to give a young man a chance to better himself at their school. It's fairly apparent that all he wanted to do was distance himself from his past life and start anew in a better environment. Michigan denied him that opportunity. If the school got burned by Mr. Dorsey on the deal, then.....lesson learned. The school could then use that as backup for any future dealings of this sort. To not have any experience in this matter and shy away from a chance to prove it's understanding and ability to better people in its own way is ridiculous. Am I going to cheer less for the Wolverines after this, no. Have I lost some respect for the school and it's stuffy, old fashioned ways, yes. I don't want this to seem like I am ripping on the school here. I am only frustrated that, given the current state of the football team, Michigan couldn't find it in themselves to take one chance on a single young man to help the team. In the end it could, if successful, provide future opportunities for other young men like Mr. Dorsey and only help the public image of the university itself.
That being said, I wish Mr. Dorsey the absolute best in his academic and athletic endeavors. Hopefully he can show Michigan what is missed out on by not giving him an opportunity and possibly open the minds of the admissions staff.
I would love to hear your opinions on this matter as well. Thanks for letting me vent.