On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

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On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Illini372 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:17 pm

Looks like it's LOCI time, kinda proud I made it that far with no work experience outside undergrad (I'm graduating this year)

Oh well, the wait is on

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Illini372 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:01 pm

Come on now, anyone?

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Baloo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 pm

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Illini372 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:33 am

yeah I really don't know, I'm going to have to give it some thought, but you're right, the optional essays (which I did) sure did provide a lot of opportunity to express additional interest. Hopefully we go the same route as that other TLS'er!

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby windycity » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:41 am

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby jks289 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:45 am

On hold. Waiting to see scores tomorrow before writing the LOCI.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Baloo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:45 pm

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Illini372 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:43 pm

A little Shawshank? "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing can ever die"
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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:54 pm

On hold today, via pdf file (via status checker via email) :( I didn't even know this was a category until today. I think it's worse than being waitlisted.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:57 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:On hold today, via pdf file (via status checker via email) :( I didn't even know this was a category until today. I think it's worse than being waitlisted.


Hold is better than a waitlist. Visit the school if at all feasible, write a LOCI- just do something to show your interest in the school.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Lonagan » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:53 am

In this boat. I am cautiously optimistic about NW.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby autarkh » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:24 am

I'm in limbo. It's kinda' like being on hold, only not as cool. Did an on campus interview, but haven't heard a peep since late Jan when I went complete.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Baloo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:14 am

For anyone else who is still waiting on a hold app at NU, I looked at the NU admissions twitter account today and someone just asked about hold applications. The response is that it looks like we will be waiting another 2 or 3 weeks. So much for the early April deadline

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby MURPH » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:50 am

I sent an additional LOR. I also wrote an email/LOR and sent an updated transcript. And I called. Nothing to do but wait now.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Baloo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:33 pm

Yeah, I did more or less the same thing. However, I spoke with an adcoms dean at another school who said LORs are the least important part of the app. I'm guessing that's true for NU as well. I'm just frustrated that they've said, more than once, that they'd be sending out decisions on hold apps in early April and now it looks like maybe early May based on the NU admissons twitter thing.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby maximus32 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:57 pm

I applied late and just got held as well. Probably going to stay on their list to keep my options open if I'm admitted. Sadly I went from being psyched about NU to not so much. I keep hearing how they lack a sense of cohesiveness in their student body. Mostly because of the older student body. Just not sure...

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby dk8 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:58 pm

on hold as well. wish they were still doing interviews.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:03 pm

maximus32 wrote:I applied late and just got held as well. Probably going to stay on their list to keep my options open if I'm admitted. Sadly I went from being psyched about NU to not so much. I keep hearing how they lack a sense of cohesiveness in their student body. Mostly because of the older student body. Just not sure...


I'm don't think you can complain just yet if you applied late. If you have good numbers I bet you'll get in.

ASW was great. Everyone was very nice.

Everyone should post their numbers to see how they fare.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby OG Loc » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:47 pm

Also on hold; 2.7 (engineering)/172, some work exp, interviewed, sent LOCI.

Guessing I'll be on the waitlist and won't get off.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby Baloo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:57 pm

I realize this is a long shot, but does anyone have an idea of how many people are on hold? I'm curious if anybody talked to an admissions person and got a rough number. Orginially, I thought there wouldn't be that many and that they WL most over hold. But more and more keep popping up.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:05 pm

OG Loc wrote:Also on hold; 2.7 (engineering)/172, some work exp, interviewed, sent LOCI.

Guessing I'll be on the waitlist and won't get off.


I'd guess W/L -> actually.

What type of engineering?

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby OG Loc » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:19 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
OG Loc wrote:Also on hold; 2.7 (engineering)/172, some work exp, interviewed, sent LOCI.

Guessing I'll be on the waitlist and won't get off.


I'd guess W/L -> actually.

What type of engineering?


Civil. Did you mean wl -> in?

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:20 pm

OG Loc wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
OG Loc wrote:Also on hold; 2.7 (engineering)/172, some work exp, interviewed, sent LOCI.

Guessing I'll be on the waitlist and won't get off.


I'd guess W/L -> actually.

What type of engineering?


Civil. Did you mean wl -> in?


Yea I did. WL->In seems to be the standard for sub 3.0 splitters. Though, if this cycle is more competitive you might get screwed.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby lt0826 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:39 pm

maximus32 wrote:I applied late and just got held as well. Probably going to stay on their list to keep my options open if I'm admitted. Sadly I went from being psyched about NU to not so much. I keep hearing how they lack a sense of cohesiveness in their student body. Mostly because of the older student body. Just not sure...


I went to visit on a random day and the students seemed happy there for the most part. They are a little older, but from my perspective still pretty young (I am in my thirties). But they seemed pretty connected to each other and friendly to each other. And in the one class I sat in on, before class started one student welcomed me and all the others started chiming in with how much they love NU. So overall I got great vibe from the school. There are only three schools that felt that positive to me when I visited on random days - UVa, NU and Irvine.

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Re: On Hold at NU...Anyone else?

Postby lt0826 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:41 pm

BTW 172/3.5 non-trad, strong work experience but not traditional work experience. Strong upward GPA trend.




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