No word from Northwestern

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mbenesh
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No word from Northwestern

Postby mbenesh » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:23 pm

I submitted my application for Northwestern and did the interview in October. My application was complete on November 3rd. I got the status check email from them on November 5th. Since then I haven't had any contact with the university. I know they usually try and notify applicants within 8 weeks. It has been almost 6 months. Is this unusual?

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cardinalandgold
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:25 pm

I also had not heard from NW in a while. I decided to send them a friendly email asking for an update on my file, was told that they were behind and that they couldn't give me a timeframe on when I could expect to hear back, and was promptly rejected the same day. May have just been a coincidence, but be careful for what you ask for! :P

dreamweaver87
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby dreamweaver87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:28 pm

Hmmm...I'm not sure, but that seems like a really long time. I applied mid-January and heard last month (well, not a final decision, they put my application on hold).

mbenesh
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby mbenesh » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:43 pm

No hold or anything. My status check just says application complete 11/3. I think I'll call.

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Tweek
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby Tweek » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:49 pm

mbenesh wrote:No hold or anything. My status check just says application complete 11/3. I think I'll call.


I'd definitely call. You should have been placed on hold if they wanted to take this long to review your app.

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Thirteen
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:54 pm

I've been complete since 2/9. I don't plan to call, which would probably only serve as a reminder for them to reject my application.

CanadianWolf
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Re: No word from Northwestern

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:55 pm

In my opinion, it would be wise to "listen" to the second post.
P.S. I probably should have added multiple exclamation points after my first sentence.




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