Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

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NancyBotwin
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Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:13 pm

:cry:

Someone needed to start it.

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Shellbelle
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Shellbelle » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:25 pm

I'm joining the party...atleast for a bit.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:39 pm

Thanks for doing this, Nancy, and good luck to everybody.

Question regarding the 20-25% off the waitlist figure: Do you think that's 20-25% of ALL people put on the waitlist, or 20-25% of those who choose to remain on the waitlist? If it's the former, I like our odds even more.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby danidancer » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:06 pm

Howdy!

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Encyclopedia Brown
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:14 pm

danidancer wrote:Howdy!

Yee-haw!

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby darklighter13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:49 pm

Haven't received an e-mail yet, but my letter says I was waitlisted yesterday. 173/2.46

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:00 pm

darklighter13 wrote:Haven't received an e-mail yet, but my letter says I was waitlisted yesterday. 173/2.46


Waitlisted today. :oops:

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:04 pm

Hi guys. I'm here too (and every other waitlist party on TLS :( ).

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:06 pm

It looks like quite a few people were stealth-waitlisted today. Welcome, guys.

jks: I think you're in almost every thread I'm in. Looks like we're the same flavor of mediocre.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:11 pm

i belong here, now.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:12 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:It looks like quite a few people were stealth-waitlisted today. Welcome, guys.

jks: I think you're in almost every thread I'm in. Looks like we're the same flavor of mediocre.


Ha! The funny thing for me is that I am waitlisted all over the place; safeties, targets, and insane reaches (hello, Chicago!) Part of me thinks SOMEONE has to bite, but then that is just wishful thinking.

Might as well share numbers. 169, 3.5, 2 years fairly solid WE in legal-adjunct field. I feel like that is very low for NW, but I'm hoping I get in on the WE angle (maaayybbee, please!!). Anyone else want to share stats so we can get a sense of where we're at.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:13 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:i belong here, now.

WHA?! NOOOOOOOO!! You were supposed to be IN!

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:17 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:i belong here, now.

WHA?! NOOOOOOOO!! You were supposed to be IN!


stealth waitlisted not long ago. i'm honestly a little confused, but at least it's not a ding. :?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jchb6d » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:19 pm

Seeing everyone else's numbers makes me feel like I have a guardian angel at Admissions.

165, 3.5, 4 years military (but didn't do anything worth writing home about).

I guess I should definitely stay on the waitlist then? Far and away the best school I have a chance at. Shouldn't just throw it away?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby lawyerlover » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:22 pm

Also here now - This is one of 8 waitlists also all over the place - here is my list (i am a reach on most)
Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, Uchicago, Vanderbilt, Fordham, BC, Cornell - I honestly am so tired of waiting. and like many i gave Northwestern my all. I went and interview in march and have written almost every 3 weeks since feb 3.
ahhhhhhhhhhhh
My numbers are about the same as jchb6d - i must also have a guardian angel.
Also good work experience and hispanic

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:22 pm

jchb6d wrote:Seeing everyone else's numbers makes me feel like I have a guardian angel at Admissions.

165, 3.5, 4 years military (but didn't do anything worth writing home about).

I guess I should definitely stay on the waitlist then? Far and away the best school I have a chance at. Shouldn't just throw it away?


With 4 years military experience I wouldn't count yourself out. That is a hell of a soft.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby CBHoff » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:24 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:i belong here, now.


+1

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Tweek » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:26 pm

Looks like I belong in here too :)

Question: can the filled out waitlist form be faxed in? No access to a scanner at the moment and I want them to get my completed form ASAP. I didn't see a fax number on the decision letter...

EDIT: nevermind, I called and they said they will indeed accept the form via fax.
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:29 pm

lawyerlover wrote:I ...have written almost every 3 weeks since feb 3.


:shock: every three weeks? i'm struggling with what to write in my second LOCI. i'm just not that interesting.
so far i've got:

dear nu:

i like you. do you like me? check one.
__yes
__of course
__c'mon how could we not

mh

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:31 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
lawyerlover wrote:I ...have written almost every 3 weeks since feb 3.


:shock: every three weeks? i'm struggling with what to write in my second LOCI. i'm just not that interesting.
so far i've got:

dear nu:

i like you. do you like me? check one.
__yes
__of course
__c'mon how could we not

mh


I haven't written them a word since my original application. :shock:

Honestly, my alum interview went so badly (The guy actually told me he didn't think NW was the place for me. :shock: :shock: ) I just sort of gave up hope. I am out of things to say, but I'll write a brief statement and ask my boss to write an LOR.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Tweek » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:34 pm

jks289 wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:
lawyerlover wrote:I ...have written almost every 3 weeks since feb 3.


:shock: every three weeks? i'm struggling with what to write in my second LOCI. i'm just not that interesting.
so far i've got:

dear nu:

i like you. do you like me? check one.
__yes
__of course
__c'mon how could we not

mh


I haven't written them a word since my original application. :shock:

Honestly, my alum interview went so badly (The guy actually told me he didn't think NW was the place for me. :shock: :shock: ) I just sort of gave up hope. I am out of things to say, but I'll write a brief statement and ask my boss to write an LOR.


If you're going to ask your boss, you should ask for a CPE (as per the original "hold" letter from NU). I think it's a lot more compelling than just a general rec, because the CPE actually asks substantial questions to guide the recommender.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:35 pm

Tweek wrote:
jks289 wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:
lawyerlover wrote:I ...have written almost every 3 weeks since feb 3.


:shock: every three weeks? i'm struggling with what to write in my second LOCI. i'm just not that interesting.
so far i've got:

dear nu:

i like you. do you like me? check one.
__yes
__of course
__c'mon how could we not

mh


I haven't written them a word since my original application. :shock:

Honestly, my alum interview went so badly (The guy actually told me he didn't think NW was the place for me. :shock: :shock: ) I just sort of gave up hope. I am out of things to say, but I'll write a brief statement and ask my boss to write an LOR.


If you're going to ask your boss, you should ask for a CPE (as per the original "hold" letter from NU). I think it's a lot more compelling than just a general rec, because the CPE actually asks substantial questions to guide the recommender.


Where do I get the CPE form? I am not seeing it on the site.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Tweek » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:38 pm

jks289 wrote:Where do I get the CPE form? I am not seeing it on the site.


The only reason I knew about the CPE was because I had originally looked into applying to the AJD program.

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... uation.pdf

EDIT: the above link is to the PDF, which I think is preferable for the recommender. HOWEVER, the hold letter actually linked directly to surveymonkey, where the recommender can submit the CPE online.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=R ... 1vug_3d_3d

The downside to surveymonkey (and I can't believe NU didn't think of this) is that you have to do the entire CPE in one stretch and can't work on it and return to it later. My solution was to type up the questions into a MS Word file for my recommender, and then his secretary copied/pasted the results into the surveymonkey page. DEFINITELY NOT ideal.
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jks289 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:41 pm

Tweek wrote:
jks289 wrote:Where do I get the CPE form? I am not seeing it on the site.


The only reason I knew about the CPE was because I had originally looked into applying to the AJD program.

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... uation.pdf


Thanks! That will probably be easier for him to fill out.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:46 pm

I have a weak GPA and 2 years of weak WE. I'm reaaally hoping they'll bite on my LSAT and general persistence. My interview was just okay.




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