Northwestern Class of 2016

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby CalAlumni » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Magnalum wrote:Seems like a lot of people are looking at the air. Would the MacBook Pro be worth the extra cost?


I hate MacBook Airs...I got one when I was at Cal and the fan would race and start to over-heat and slow down a lot...much more so than the MacBook Pro I currently own.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:39 pm

KremeCheez wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
dstars823 wrote:ive got like a brand new PC... am i the only one?

For the record, I run Windows 7 on my Air.


Never quite understood that...

Got it before there were ultra thin pc equivalents

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Both MPN's signed, official transcripts on their way and every booster I needed I have gotten EXCEPT Tdap which any Safeway or CVS pharmacy will do for $60 (no appointment needed guys, go get this done!).
And to add to previous discussion, I think I am going with the Ultrabook recommended that flips into a tablet. It has an SSD card so it boots/sleeps like a MAC and is safe to haul around all day. Decent battery life and I'm a sucker for the gimmick, considering I have wanted a tablet FOREVERS and still have yet to get one :(

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Both MPN's signed, official transcripts on their way and every booster I needed I have gotten EXCEPT Tdap which any Safeway or CVS pharmacy will do for $60 (no appointment needed guys, go get this done!).
And to add to previous discussion, I think I am going with the Ultrabook recommended that flips into a tablet. It has an SSD card so it boots/sleeps like a MAC and is safe to haul around all day. Decent battery life and I'm a sucker for the gimmick, considering I have wanted a tablet FOREVERS and still have yet to get one :(


You're so on top of it--I need to get on all of that paperwork fun ASAP.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby PBateman1 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:06 pm

I'm still using my Macbook from 2010 (one of the white ones) and I'm going to stick with it, at least at first. I also worry about it blowing up on me but I back it up regularly and make good use of my Google Drive so I wouldn't totally freak out if it happened.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:12 pm

Damn, guys. How quickly do you guys go through your computers? I'm planning on sticking with my 2010 MBP and I have virtually no worries about my computer failing me. Unless, of course, I drop it down a flight of stairs or accidentally chuck it into Lake Michigan...

My Core 2 Duo processer feels incredibly fast and speedy when mindlessly browsing Facebook.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:16 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:Damn, guys. How quickly do you guys go through your computers? I'm planning on sticking with my 2010 MBP and I have virtually no worries about my computer failing me. Unless, of course, I drop it down a flight of stairs or accidentally chuck it into Lake Michigan...

My Core 2 Duo processer feels incredibly fast and speedy when mindlessly browsing Facebook.

My engineering friends replace their computers every 18 months, tops. Me, I'm still rocking my 2008 HP laptop, although it's getting pretty sluggish from sustained browsing of sketchy adult websites important work-related activities, hence my desire to upgrade before starting school.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:17 pm

For the loan counseling we select FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Direct Plus Loan right?
They also have an option called 'Direct Unsubsidized Loan" but it's missing the word "Stafford."
NU calls it "Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan" so it sounds like a mixture of both.
I am pretty sure Direct Plus Loan is "Federal Graduate PLUS Loan" but I'm not even 100% sure on that one.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:33 pm

Micdiddy wrote:For the loan counseling we select FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Direct Plus Loan right?
They also have an option called 'Direct Unsubsidized Loan" but it's missing the word "Stafford."
NU calls it "Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan" so it sounds like a mixture of both.
I am pretty sure Direct Plus Loan is "Federal Graduate PLUS Loan" but I'm not even 100% sure on that one.

Not FFEL, I think that's a program that got eliminated in 2008. At least according to wiki. Do the other 2.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:39 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:For the loan counseling we select FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Direct Plus Loan right?
They also have an option called 'Direct Unsubsidized Loan" but it's missing the word "Stafford."
NU calls it "Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan" so it sounds like a mixture of both.
I am pretty sure Direct Plus Loan is "Federal Graduate PLUS Loan" but I'm not even 100% sure on that one.

Not FFEL, I think that's a program that got eliminated in 2008. At least according to wiki. Do the other 2.


Thanks! You're right. I just noticed later in the entrance counseling they specifically say FFEL has been canceled. Yet they still let one choose it as an option :?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:51 pm

Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

Interesting way to say you have a scholarship, bro.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:04 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

Interesting way to say you have a scholarship, bro.


Sickest humblebrag ever right?
Am I the only one doing this Entrance Counseling thing?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

Interesting way to say you have a scholarship, bro.


Sickest humblebrag ever right?
Am I the only one doing this Entrance Counseling thing?

Did you already get your loan award email? I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Cobretti wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

Interesting way to say you have a scholarship, bro.


Sickest humblebrag ever right?
Am I the only one doing this Entrance Counseling thing?

Did you already get your loan award email? I have no idea what you're talking about.


+1
Fill us in here por favor.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby feralinfant » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:21 pm

lulz. it is looking like my job wants me to move to DC in a matter of days instead of winding down my days in Boston. Which means ill drive there, work four weeks, drive to chicago, fly back to boston and get my stuff out of storage and drive a truck back to Chicago.

this gunna be good. FML.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:22 pm

No i havent got the official notice yet, It was part of the pre-matric guide emailed to us. The same thing that linked to all the booster shots we need, etc.
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:32 pm

feralinfant wrote:lulz. it is looking like my job wants me to move to DC in a matter of days instead of winding down my days in Boston. Which means ill drive there, work four weeks, drive to chicago, fly back to boston and get my stuff out of storage and drive a truck back to Chicago.

this gunna be good. FML.

Lol that sucks dude

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby dstars823 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:50 pm

the stat they use is that no one should spend more than 8% of gross income on their student loans per month.... yeah not realistic

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:50 pm

feralinfant wrote:lulz. it is looking like my job wants me to move to DC in a matter of days instead of winding down my days in Boston. Which means ill drive there, work four weeks, drive to chicago, fly back to boston and get my stuff out of storage and drive a truck back to Chicago.

this gunna be good. FML.

Brutal. Is there any way to cut out one of the legs of the trip? Say, go Boston -> DC -> Boston -> Chicago? :?

Worst case scenario, maybe if you draw lines on a map of your back-and-forths, it'll create some Freemason symbol or something. /danbrown

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby jn7 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:22 pm

dstars823 wrote:the stat they use is that no one should spend more than 8% of gross income on their student loans per month.... yeah not realistic


Haha! I just got done with those docs and thought the exact same thing.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby feralinfant » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:47 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:
feralinfant wrote:lulz. it is looking like my job wants me to move to DC in a matter of days instead of winding down my days in Boston. Which means ill drive there, work four weeks, drive to chicago, fly back to boston and get my stuff out of storage and drive a truck back to Chicago.

this gunna be good. FML.

Brutal. Is there any way to cut out one of the legs of the trip? Say, go Boston -> DC -> Boston -> Chicago? :?

Worst case scenario, maybe if you draw lines on a map of your back-and-forths, it'll create some Freemason symbol or something. /danbrown


there is a way to do that but it perversely makes more sense to do the extra leg as I can drop the cats off in chicago, and don't have to tow a car behind the moving truck. My plan is to tell work they need to pay for every leg except the boston -chicago one. Otherwise I'm probably about to quit my job.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:01 am

feralinfant wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:
feralinfant wrote:lulz. it is looking like my job wants me to move to DC in a matter of days instead of winding down my days in Boston. Which means ill drive there, work four weeks, drive to chicago, fly back to boston and get my stuff out of storage and drive a truck back to Chicago.

this gunna be good. FML.

Brutal. Is there any way to cut out one of the legs of the trip? Say, go Boston -> DC -> Boston -> Chicago? :?

Worst case scenario, maybe if you draw lines on a map of your back-and-forths, it'll create some Freemason symbol or something. /danbrown


there is a way to do that but it perversely makes more sense to do the extra leg as I can drop the cats off in chicago, and don't have to tow a car behind the moving truck. My plan is to tell work they need to pay for every leg except the boston -chicago one. Otherwise I'm probably about to quit my job.

Definitely the right move.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby KremeCheez » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:43 am

Flips88 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:Wow, Entrance Counseling suggests I should make 209,000 a year to repay my loans. Yeah, that'd be nice. I hate to say it but I wonder what they "suggest" for people paying sticker :(

Interesting way to say you have a scholarship, bro.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/micdiddy

I think McDiddy might be McDiddy...

ETA: Sorry if I totally just outed you, bro.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:50 am

To be clear, we only need to submit a transcript from our degree granting institution right?




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