Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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bk1
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:02 pm

I was put on hold in early February and interviewed in mid-Feb, fwiw. I scheduled my interview the day after being held but there weren't many slots open when I looked. Dunno if I somehow just slipped through their online system or what.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:04 pm

So I've heard about people getting offered a $150,000 scholarship if they defer a year. How do they select those people? I'd love to take that deal. Is there any way to get yourself considered for such a scholarship?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:06 pm

whitman wrote:So I've heard about people getting offered a $150,000 scholarship if they defer a year. How do they select those people? I'd love to take that deal. Is there any way to get yourself considered for such a scholarship?


Sure, be 22 years old with a 4.0 and 178.

Those scholarships are usually offered to kids straight out of undergrad with HYS numbers and no work experience. NU wants them to get that magical one year of WE and then come to Chicago to contribute their beautiful numbers to the median.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:22 pm

tweetsbyjohann: Scheduled an on-campus IV? please 2x check your confirmation. we've had a slew of folk showing up on the wrong day. tsk tsk
21 minutes ago

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:24 pm

dddhhh wrote:tweetsbyjohann: Scheduled an on-campus IV? please 2x check your confirmation. we've had a slew of folk showing up on the wrong day. tsk tsk
21 minutes ago


lol I quadruple checked that shit considering I was getting airfare/hotel for the day.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ChriLa425 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:26 pm

Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:26 pm

dddhhh wrote:tweetsbyjohann: Scheduled an on-campus IV? please 2x check your confirmation. we've had a slew of folk showing up on the wrong day. tsk tsk
21 minutes ago


Oh man, that's a good way to impress them! Right up there with bothering faculty or whatever Johann was grumpy about the other day.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:31 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:tweetsbyjohann: Scheduled an on-campus IV? please 2x check your confirmation. we've had a slew of folk showing up on the wrong day. tsk tsk
21 minutes ago


Oh man, that's a good way to impress them! Right up there with bothering faculty or whatever Johann was grumpy about the other day.


Can you imagine their face when they told them they didn't have them on the interview list for today? *facepalm* lol
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:31 pm

ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:35 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
whitman wrote:So I've heard about people getting offered a $150,000 scholarship if they defer a year. How do they select those people? I'd love to take that deal. Is there any way to get yourself considered for such a scholarship?


Sure, be 22 years old with a 4.0 and 178.

Those scholarships are usually offered to kids straight out of undergrad with HYS numbers and no work experience. NU wants them to get that magical one year of WE and then come to Chicago to contribute their beautiful numbers to the median.


Got it.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ChriLa425 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:37 pm

dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:38 pm

ChriLa425 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.


That's really cool :D I love technology!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ChriLa425 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:39 pm

dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.


That's really cool :D I love technology!


me too, except that it didn´t work so she had to call me at work after all lol

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby marathonapplicant » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:33 pm

Does anyone have the names or contact info for any admissions officers at Northwestern? They don't seem to put it on the website.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:35 pm

marathonapplicant wrote:Does anyone have the names or contact info for any admissions officers at Northwestern? They don't seem to put it on the website.

e-mail the general admissions address? They probably don't publicize them for a reason :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jeffro » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:44 pm

What does everyone think about the prospects for hold applicants this year? I think it is pretty obvious that NU did not get the overall body of applicants they were looking for this year, hence the application deadline extension. LSN is also not showing too many applicants since Feb. 1. My hope is that they will dip further into their hold applicants than they might otherwise, due to this unexpected drop in applications.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:51 pm

ChriLa425 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.

can we do this with 2nd interviews after the hold decision???

if I can save $400+ i would really appreciate it.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Gotti wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.

can we do this with 2nd interviews after the hold decision???

if I can save $400+ i would really appreciate it.

I think Hold interviews are only on-campus IIRC

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:28 pm

FML. i don't think I want to spend that much $ and time to go do that.

I mean I do....but not really.
does that make sense?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:36 pm

Gotti wrote:FML. i don't think I want to spend that much $ and time to go do that.

I mean I do....but not really.
does that make sense?

Yeah, I'm going to try to interview on-campus, but I'll just conveniently be in Chicago for Spring Break. I don't think I would pay for a plane ticket to go interview unless it was my #1 and I would make that well-known to them.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ktg808 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Gotti wrote:FML. i don't think I want to spend that much $ and time to go do that.

I mean I do....but not really.
does that make sense?


+ 1

I'm in the same boat. I really want to interview, but...I can't afford to throw money around like that.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:35 pm

Hey all,
So I submitted my app on 1/27 and went complete 2/17, shortly after my on-campus interview. Today it was updated to complete 2/28. Does this mean a decision will arrive shortly?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby RTFM » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:24 pm

Gotti wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:Just had a phone interview with a very charming admissions officer. Hopefully I seemed equally charming? We shall see!


oh wow! I didn't know they did phone interviews.


There are Skype audio and Skype audio + video options if you´re far away and don´t leave near an alum, so that´s what I went for.

can we do this with 2nd interviews after the hold decision???

if I can save $400+ i would really appreciate it.


Just to be clear, the 2nd interview refers to an on-campus interview after you've already had an alumni one, right? (i.e. If I've already done on-campus there's nothing else I can do in the interviewing department, right?)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:39 pm

jrose5 wrote:Hey all,
So I submitted my app on 1/27 and went complete 2/17, shortly after my on-campus interview. Today it was updated to complete 2/28. Does this mean a decision will arrive shortly?

Thanks!


Complete updates tend to denote that someone has looked over your file, doesn't really give any of us an estimate as to whether a decision will be rendered soon.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:41 pm

pimpsdontcry wrote:
jrose5 wrote:Hey all,
So I submitted my app on 1/27 and went complete 2/17, shortly after my on-campus interview. Today it was updated to complete 2/28. Does this mean a decision will arrive shortly?

Thanks!


Complete updates tend to denote that someone has looked over your file, doesn't really give any of us an estimate as to whether a decision will be rendered soon.


Alright! Thanks. I know for certain other schools, the # of complete dates can be indicative of when a decision is imminent. Suppose that isn't true for NU.




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