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chitown825
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Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:48 pm

NU has optional essays. I answered the questions in their optional essays in my PS. Think it looks bad to not do any of the optionals?

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sanpiero
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Re: Northwestern

Postby sanpiero » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:54 pm

chitown825 wrote:NU has optional essays. I answered the questions in their optional essays in my PS. Think it looks bad to not do any of the optionals?


you did the optional essays by including the answers in your ps. i did the same. don't see how it could hurt.

chitown825
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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:57 pm

Perfect. Thread closed.

stinger35
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Re: Northwestern

Postby stinger35 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:42 am

Any of you guys received emails from NU asking for what is missing so they can complete your file?

chitown825
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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:46 am

Haven't submitted yet. Will do tonight. My dean's letter will be right against the deadline, probably.

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willnumber85
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Re: Northwestern

Postby willnumber85 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:51 am

NU has been a little slower processing apps than I would like. My status checker has been on "incomplete" for over a week, and when I just called this morning they said that my app. has been complete for almost a week. I hope they get decisions out quicker than they update status checkers.

chitown825
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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:02 am

Anybody here have the guts to apply with no work experience?

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Re: Northwestern

Postby stinger35 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:03 am

chitown825 wrote:Anybody here have the guts to apply with no work experience?


I had basically a year. I wrote an addendum about it though.

Bankhead
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Re: Northwestern

Postby Bankhead » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:09 am

Do you guys think 2 years is enough to be competitive? I know they say 60% of the class has 3 or more years.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:13 am

I have zero. Northwestern is my super-reach, but it's my dream school so it's worth the app fee. I grew up next to campus.

Edit: I'm done for. My dean and his secretary took the second half of June off for vacation. No letter for me.

Bankhead
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Re: Northwestern

Postby Bankhead » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:20 am

chitown825 wrote:I have zero. Northwestern is my super-reach, but it's my dream school so it's worth the app fee. I grew up next to campus.

Edit: I'm done for. My dean and his secretary took the second half of June off for vacation. No letter for me.


Wow, not cool of them.

EffMy1L
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Re: Northwestern

Postby EffMy1L » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:24 am

chitown825 wrote:Edit: I'm done for. My dean and his secretary took the second half of June off for vacation. No letter for me.


What about the registrar?

chitown825
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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:48 am

EffMy1L wrote:
chitown825 wrote:Edit: I'm done for. My dean and his secretary took the second half of June off for vacation. No letter for me.


What about the registrar?


Yeah I'm currently in the frantic process of calling each school and asking if a registrar letter is acceptable.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby stinger35 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 am

Bankhead wrote:Do you guys think 2 years is enough to be competitive? I know they say 60% of the class has 3 or more years.


Hahaha you are asking the guys with 1 and 0 years, yet still applied. Obviously we think we have a chance, what do you think we are going to say to you?

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Re: Northwestern

Postby stinger35 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 am

chitown825 wrote:
EffMy1L wrote:
chitown825 wrote:Edit: I'm done for. My dean and his secretary took the second half of June off for vacation. No letter for me.


What about the registrar?


Yeah I'm currently in the frantic process of calling each school and asking if a registrar letter is acceptable.


Let me know what they say, I might just have that done since my office has already taken 2 + weeks

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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:06 am

I talked to my current school's registrar and they said "All those requests the dean gets come down to us anyway." Northwestern told me registrar letter OK. My other target school said "your school will tell you who should write it in the absence of the dean, whatever they give us is fine."

Sounds like I'm alright.

P.S. 2 years of work experience makes you very competitive

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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:42 pm

How many LORs are you all sending? They want one, and the application asks for the name of your "recommender." Anybody sending multiples?

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Re: Northwestern

Postby stinger35 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:01 pm

chitown825 wrote:How many LORs are you all sending? They want one, and the application asks for the name of your "recommender." Anybody sending multiples?


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wiscohopeful
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Re: Northwestern

Postby wiscohopeful » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:06 pm

stinger35 wrote:
chitown825 wrote:How many LORs are you all sending? They want one, and the application asks for the name of your "recommender." Anybody sending multiples?


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stinger35 wrote:
chitown825 wrote:How many LORs are you all sending? They want one, and the application asks for the name of your "recommender." Anybody sending multiples?


4


3, 2from professors and 1 from employer.

wiscohopeful
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Re: Northwestern

Postby wiscohopeful » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:45 am

Quick question...Does NU have a status checker and how long does it take to get access to that if there is one?

chitown825
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Re: Northwestern

Postby chitown825 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:05 pm

wiscohopeful wrote:Quick question...Does NU have a status checker and how long does it take to get access to that if there is one?


Yes. I applied two nights ago and just got access today.

dscummy21
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Re: Northwestern

Postby dscummy21 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:12 pm

Has anyone heard back yet from Northwestern???

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Carnertine
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Re: Northwestern

Postby Carnertine » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:29 am

dscummy21 wrote:Has anyone heard back yet from Northwestern???


some acceptances went out tuesday and wednesday




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