Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Mon May 03, 2010 2:56 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:have you guys been faxing the WL response form or printing, scanning and e-mailing it?

Faxed it.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Mon May 03, 2010 3:05 pm

good deal. sounds like it works either way. good luck everyone.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Mon May 03, 2010 4:11 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:good deal. sounds like it works either way. good luck everyone.


I emailed mine. 8)

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MeredithGrey » Mon May 03, 2010 4:16 pm

Got my WL via pdf on status checker on 4/30.

I faxed the form back today.

By the way, for those of you interested, I spoke to admissions today who did inform me that those individuals accepted off the WL can ask for a deferral on a case by case basis.

This is one of a few schools who I think allows this.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby noname4 » Tue May 04, 2010 5:11 pm

dreaming wrote:Isn't it strange that they seem not to have rejected anyone from hold? I don't wish rejections on anyone, but I feel like it worsens our chances of getting off the waitlist because there must be a ton of us... :oops:


au contraire, I think the lack of hold>>>>>rejects is a good sign. To me it signals that they would like to keep the wl long because they will need to dip heartily into it. Last year there were a lot of rejects from hold and I didn't see a single one this year. The fact that these decisions were made at the end of april, when they had a good idea of yield, is encouraging to me.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Tue May 04, 2010 8:07 pm

noname4 wrote:
dreaming wrote:Isn't it strange that they seem not to have rejected anyone from hold? I don't wish rejections on anyone, but I feel like it worsens our chances of getting off the waitlist because there must be a ton of us... :oops:


au contraire, I think the lack of hold>>>>>rejects is a good sign. To me it signals that they would like to keep the wl long because they will need to dip heartily into it. Last year there were a lot of rejects from hold and I didn't see a single one this year. The fact that these decisions were made at the end of april, when they had a good idea of yield, is encouraging to me.


This is a better way of thinking! :lol:

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby danidancer » Wed May 05, 2010 10:31 am

dreaming wrote:
noname4 wrote:
dreaming wrote:Isn't it strange that they seem not to have rejected anyone from hold? I don't wish rejections on anyone, but I feel like it worsens our chances of getting off the waitlist because there must be a ton of us... :oops:


au contraire, I think the lack of hold>>>>>rejects is a good sign. To me it signals that they would like to keep the wl long because they will need to dip heartily into it. Last year there were a lot of rejects from hold and I didn't see a single one this year. The fact that these decisions were made at the end of april, when they had a good idea of yield, is encouraging to me.


This is a better way of thinking! :lol:


INNNteresting. I see both sides here. Larger WL = lower percentage of admits from it, but also more likely that they're expecting to have to pull from it. I have to admit, I was skeptical of the 20-25% quote in our letters, but your reasoning has me hopeful.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Mon May 10, 2010 1:14 am

Awfully quiet in here last week (and it really is awful). Maybe this week?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Baloo » Mon May 10, 2010 2:35 am

For people who have already had an on-campus interview, even if it was a few months ago, does it make sense to visit? $400 to $500 for a plane ticket is a helluva lot to spend after a hold--->WL. I feel like visiting the school once and sending in LOCI's proclaiming boundless love for the school (and maybe including a severed pinky as a sign of commitment) should be enough. Opinions?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby electricfeel » Mon May 10, 2010 10:23 am

Baloo wrote:For people who have already had an on-campus interview, even if it was a few months ago, does it make sense to visit? $400 to $500 for a plane ticket is a helluva lot to spend after a hold--->WL. I feel like visiting the school once and sending in LOCI's proclaiming boundless love for the school (and maybe including a severed pinky as a sign of commitment) should be enough. Opinions?


+1

Same question here.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Mon May 10, 2010 10:28 am

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Awfully quiet in here last week (and it really is awful). Maybe this week?


on this day last year (monday, may 11) according to lsn there were a couple waitlist --> accept.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Mon May 10, 2010 1:52 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Awfully quiet in here last week (and it really is awful). Maybe this week?


on this day last year (monday, may 11) according to lsn there were a couple waitlist --> accept.


So should I go back to checking my status checker every 5 minutes...? :?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby danidancer » Mon May 10, 2010 1:55 pm

How do they usually accept WLees? Phone call? Email? Stealth letter update?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Shellbelle » Mon May 10, 2010 1:57 pm

danidancer wrote:How do they usually accept WLees? Phone call? Email? Stealth letter update?


I got an email. Status checker was updated a few days later

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby peeker82 » Mon May 10, 2010 1:58 pm

damn, WL letter still there... i had a phanton hope that my acceptance letter would be stealthily posted already.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Mon May 10, 2010 9:31 pm

peeker82 wrote:damn, WL letter still there... i had a phanton hope that my acceptance letter would be stealthily posted already.


+1 :oops:

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby dreaming » Wed May 12, 2010 8:11 pm

In the Northwestern thread from last year, someone mentioned a "shortened waitlist" Any idea what that is?? :?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby taw856 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:14 pm

Not really expecting to get in, nor sure whether I can justify sticker price anyway, but I'll join you guys in this thread nevertheless. :wink:

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Wed May 12, 2010 10:22 pm

dreaming wrote:In the Northwestern thread from last year, someone mentioned a "shortened waitlist" Any idea what that is?? :?

No idea. I saw that too.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Wed May 12, 2010 10:39 pm

taw856 wrote:Not really expecting to get in, nor sure whether I can justify sticker price anyway, but I'll join you guys in this thread nevertheless. :wink:


I can't be sure, but my guess would be that it refers to them pruning the waitlist at some point over the summer.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby peeker82 » Thu May 13, 2010 12:39 am

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
dreaming wrote:In the Northwestern thread from last year, someone mentioned a "shortened waitlist" Any idea what that is?? :?

No idea. I saw that too.


i actually got an email today confirming they received my WL response form and my LOCI and mentioned the "shortened waitlist." it sounds like by "shortened" they mean that due to rejections and withdrawals after the deposit deadline the list has naturally been shortened. don't think we can read much more into it beyond that.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu May 13, 2010 12:54 am

peeker82 wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
dreaming wrote:In the Northwestern thread from last year, someone mentioned a "shortened waitlist" Any idea what that is?? :?

No idea. I saw that too.


i actually got an email today confirming they received my WL response form and my LOCI and mentioned the "shortened waitlist." it sounds like by "shortened" they mean that due to rejections and withdrawals after the deposit deadline the list has naturally been shortened. don't think we can read much more into it beyond that.

No confirmation for me. Hmmm. :| :cry:

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu May 13, 2010 7:45 am

NancyBotwin wrote:
peeker82 wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
dreaming wrote:In the Northwestern thread from last year, someone mentioned a "shortened waitlist" Any idea what that is?? :?

No idea. I saw that too.


i actually got an email today confirming they received my WL response form and my LOCI and mentioned the "shortened waitlist." it sounds like by "shortened" they mean that due to rejections and withdrawals after the deposit deadline the list has naturally been shortened. don't think we can read much more into it beyond that.

No confirmation for me. Hmmm. :| :cry:


no confirmation or shortened waitlist email here, either. :(

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby urban » Thu May 13, 2010 9:02 am

I also received the confirmation that they received my "shortened summer waitlist response form." No idea what that means.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu May 13, 2010 1:18 pm

I didn't get a confirmation e-mail, but I did e-mail them yesterday to make sure they got my form. They did. No idea what the "shortened summer waitlist" is, but has anyone thought about straight-up asking them?




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