Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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magicman554
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby magicman554 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:55 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
magicman554 wrote:
mistermister wrote:8 weeks and overdue. Yesterday was holds, today were admits. Hopefully the next batch isn't a pelting of dings. And if it is, hopefully I'm not in it!



Of course they would keep the dings in suspense longest.


Ostensibly, they don't want to hand out any dings until they're sure they can't accommodate the person in a class... So it makes sense. In a perverse way they're doing us favors... I am sure my ding is coming off Hold soon enough.



Or, they just didn't get around to their file yet. Especially auto-dings. If they keep them uninformed just so they can reject them later with their dinged brethren, that just sucks.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:57 am

magicman554 wrote:Or, they just didn't get around to their file yet. Especially auto-dings. If they keep them uninformed just so they can reject them later with their dinged brethren, that just sucks.


amen brotha. ding me if you wanna ding me. if not, let's dance :|

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Run and Tell That » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:23 pm

Checking in!

Submitted 11/30 --> Complete 11/30 --> IN 1/28

Numbers: LSAT-166 GPA-3.91, 4 years w/e, non-urm, no additional essays or interview

Congrats to other recent admits and good luck to those who were held--hope to see you in Chicago as well!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:59 pm

Run and Tell That wrote:Checking in!

Submitted 11/30 --> Complete 11/30 --> IN 1/28

Numbers: LSAT-166 GPA-3.91, 4 years w/e, non-urm, no additional essays or interview

Congrats to other recent admits and good luck to those who were held--hope to see you in Chicago as well!


Congrats!! And I love your SN and avatar haha

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:07 pm

Got my portfolio today... wasn't expecting it, so it was a nice little present in my mailbox. It was postmarked 1/21...so it's had a slow ride here to the southwest. accepted 1/7.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:39 pm

sarahlawg wrote:Got my portfolio today... wasn't expecting it, so it was a nice little present in my mailbox. It was postmarked 1/21...so it's had a slow ride here to the southwest. accepted 1/7.


Mine was postmarked 1/27 and arrived today (admitted 1/7 also), so apparently it teleported to Oregon. I can barely get mail across Portland in 2 days, let alone from snow-bound Chicago!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby localboy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:16 pm

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:19 pm

localboy wrote:Any AJD applicants out there? Do you guys think tomorrow is our day?



I responded to last week's twitter posting asking if any JD applicants wanted consideration for the AJD. Now my status shows AJD. That being said I have been complete since 9/27. The status site states AJD applicants will not hear back before April -- but the application checklist for AJD applicants states February 1. Clarifications from admissions is needed.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bleedblue » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:29 pm

In last friday! 171, 3.8+ in undergrad and no LOR. I was shocked!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby lbki » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:36 pm

2011Cycle wrote:
localboy wrote:Any AJD applicants out there? Do you guys think tomorrow is our day?



I responded to last week's twitter posting asking if any JD applicants wanted consideration for the AJD. Now my status shows AJD. That being said I have been complete since 9/27. The status site states AJD applicants will not hear back before April -- but the application checklist for AJD applicants states February 1. Clarifications from admissions is needed.


I'm AJD and certainly hope that we hear by tomorrow (as they promised us).

Actually, the status site states that two-year JD applicants will receive a decision in April. The two-year JD program is for international lawyers hoping to earn a JD in the U.S., while the AJD program is an accelerated program for prospective attorneys that do not already have a foreign JD. ADJ candidates are supposed to hear by February 1st because they need to submit financial aid information by February 15th and a seat deposit by March 15th.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Siamsa414 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:42 pm

I applied 1/14 and have yet to hear anything at all from Northwestern--no app acknowledgement email, no status checker, nothing. Should I be concerned and maybe contact them, or is this par for the course?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:48 pm

lbki wrote:
2011Cycle wrote:
localboy wrote:Any AJD applicants out there? Do you guys think tomorrow is our day?



I responded to last week's twitter posting asking if any JD applicants wanted consideration for the AJD. Now my status shows AJD. That being said I have been complete since 9/27. The status site states AJD applicants will not hear back before April -- but the application checklist for AJD applicants states February 1. Clarifications from admissions is needed.


I'm AJD and certainly hope that we hear by tomorrow (as they promised us).

Actually, the status site states that two-year JD applicants will receive a decision in April. The two-year JD program is for international lawyers hoping to earn a JD in the U.S., while the AJD program is an accelerated program for prospective attorneys that do not already have a foreign JD. ADJ candidates are supposed to hear by February 1st because they need to submit financial aid information by February 15th and a seat deposit by March 15th.


Thanks for clarification

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:07 pm

@tweetsbyjohann
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More decisions are slated to go out this week. Timing may depend on when this snow storm hits and how much we get.

a few minutes ago

hopefully, i will get an answer. i've had enough of waiting.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:10 pm

I'm in Chicago, anxiously waiting a response...but the forecasters are predicting a major blizzard, so I wouldn't hold out much hope for movement from Chicago schools this week. They're saying we'll get up to 3 inches/hour...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:21 pm

Siamsa414 wrote:I applied 1/14 and have yet to hear anything at all from Northwestern--no app acknowledgement email, no status checker, nothing. Should I be concerned and maybe contact them, or is this par for the course?


You should receive an email with your applicant ID #. You will use this ID# to log into the status checker and see if your application is complete. I know this is peak time for their applications but its been over two weeks so I would consider contacting them.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:21 pm

Siamsa414 wrote:I applied 1/14 and have yet to hear anything at all from Northwestern--no app acknowledgement email, no status checker, nothing. Should I be concerned and maybe contact them, or is this par for the course?


check your spam

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby xtine » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:23 pm

I'm sorry if this has been discussed, but I didn't see anything about it in the last few pages...

do scholarship offers come in your acceptance letter? or will something maybe come in the mail?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:24 pm

xtine wrote:I'm sorry if this has been discussed, but I didn't see anything about it in the last few pages...

do scholarship offers come in your acceptance letter? or will something maybe come in the mail?

later, i think they came out late march last year?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:25 pm

I know a couple of other people's 8 weeks are up with no word. Has anyone called the admissions to ask what the deal is and if so what did they say?


I am seriously considering calling them since mine were up last Wednesday....

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:26 pm

xtine wrote:I'm sorry if this has been discussed, but I didn't see anything about it in the last few pages...

do scholarship offers come in your acceptance letter? or will something maybe come in the mail?


From their website:
JD Candidates
Financial aid at Northwestern Law takes many forms, including scholarships, grants, and loans. You absolutely must apply for financial aid in order to be considered for any kind of financial assistance, including scholarships or grants. All of our scholarships/grants are awarded on a combined basis of need and merit, so if you do not submit a financial aid application, you will never be considered for a scholarship. There are 3 components to a complete financial aid application:

A 2011-2012 Need Access application (available online after January 2, 2011)
Scholarship and Grant Supplemental Application *
A 2011-2012 FAFSA (our school code is 001739)
* The essay questions posed in the Scholarship and Grant Supplemental Application are as follows:

Please describe in detail how Northwestern Law will uniquely help you reach your short-term and long-term career goals. (300-500 words)
Northwestern Law administers an extensive program of scholarships and grants, all of which are awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. Please assess your position for merit aid and discuss your financial need for aid. (300-500 words)

The deadline for submitting your complete financial aid application is March 1 at 5 pm

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:27 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:I know a couple of other people's 8 weeks are up with no word. Has anyone called the admissions to ask what the deal is and if so what did they say?


I am seriously considering calling them since mine were up last Wednesday....


i remember reading a post where someone called either thurs or friday about this and the admissions office said that the 8 week thing is a just a guideline and not a bright line rule.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 pm

rs2004 wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I know a couple of other people's 8 weeks are up with no word. Has anyone called the admissions to ask what the deal is and if so what did they say?


I am seriously considering calling them since mine were up last Wednesday....


i remember reading a post where someone called either thurs or friday about this and the admissions office said that the 8 week thing is a just a guideline and not a bright line rule.

Well, I called a day before my deadline, and they told me that the 8 weeks was a deadline and that I should hear by Friday. I didn't.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 pm

dddhhh wrote:From their website:
JD Candidates
Financial aid at Northwestern Law takes many forms, including scholarships, grants, and loans. You absolutely must apply for financial aid in order to be considered for any kind of financial assistance, including scholarships or grants. All of our scholarships/grants are awarded on a combined basis of need and merit, so if you do not submit a financial aid application, you will never be considered for a scholarship. There are 3 components to a complete financial aid application:

A 2011-2012 Need Access application (available online after January 2, 2011)
Scholarship and Grant Supplemental Application *
A 2011-2012 FAFSA (our school code is 001739)
* The essay questions posed in the Scholarship and Grant Supplemental Application are as follows:

Please describe in detail how Northwestern Law will uniquely help you reach your short-term and long-term career goals. (300-500 words)
Northwestern Law administers an extensive program of scholarships and grants, all of which are awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. Please assess your position for merit aid and discuss your financial need for aid. (300-500 words)

The deadline for submitting your complete financial aid application is March 1 at 5 pm

so is it just that one question then?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 pm

rs2004 wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I know a couple of other people's 8 weeks are up with no word. Has anyone called the admissions to ask what the deal is and if so what did they say?


I am seriously considering calling them since mine were up last Wednesday....


i remember reading a post where someone called either thurs or friday about this and the admissions office said that the 8 week thing is a just a guideline and not a bright line rule.


thanks! I will continue to wait patiently (not).

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:36 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
rs2004 wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I know a couple of other people's 8 weeks are up with no word. Has anyone called the admissions to ask what the deal is and if so what did they say?


I am seriously considering calling them since mine were up last Wednesday....


i remember reading a post where someone called either thurs or friday about this and the admissions office said that the 8 week thing is a just a guideline and not a bright line rule.


thanks! I will continue to wait patiently (not).



maybe this week will be the week

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