Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:54 pm

Has anyone done the latter two Hold Essay options (the perfect day and Dinner with a Fictional TV character one)? They seem like they'd be hard to write anything noteworthy.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ChriLa425 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:55 pm

Flips88 wrote:
jtemp320 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
syezzie wrote:"What's a common misperception about you?" threw me for loop.

That I play basketball. Boom.


Haha yeah me too...I said that I'm a very serious person...but actually I think I have a good sense of humor/like to have fun...

lame in so many ways

Do you belong in our tall person thread?


that's a silly interview question to begin with.
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:58 pm

Flips88 wrote:Has anyone done the latter two Hold Essay options (the perfect day and Dinner with a Fictional TV character one)? They seem like they'd be hard to write anything noteworthy.


It all feels so cliche. I'm struggling to write something down for these but I really need to finish them soon.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gov » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:58 pm

Flips88 wrote:Has anyone done the latter two Hold Essay options (the perfect day and Dinner with a Fictional TV character one)? They seem like they'd be hard to write anything noteworthy.


Yup...I did all three. On the hold FAQ it says they are trying to get to know about your personality...but if you can't write something convincing, I would skip them.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:59 pm

ding :(

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:13 pm

govorett wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Has anyone done the latter two Hold Essay options (the perfect day and Dinner with a Fictional TV character one)? They seem like they'd be hard to write anything noteworthy.


Yup...I did all three. On the hold FAQ it says they are trying to get to know about your personality...but if you can't write something convincing, I would skip them.

What'd you write for the perfect day one? PM if you feel like sharing

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Cpwilson » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:53 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
neonx wrote:Are decisions going through e-mail or status checker?


All decisions, at least ime, are an email telling you to check your status checker. The email doesn't have the decision but you can tell if you are accepted by the wording, iirc.


Admit decisions are in the email ("Congratulations!", etc.), with a note to download your actual admissions letter from the deans from the status checker. Dings and WLs are vague emails telling you to check your status checker and download a PDF decision letter.



Admitted kids-is this true? I can't log in to my status checker and only got a generic email not a congrats email. So should I assume I'm either on hold or rejected?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:57 pm

Cpwilson wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
neonx wrote:Are decisions going through e-mail or status checker?


All decisions, at least ime, are an email telling you to check your status checker. The email doesn't have the decision but you can tell if you are accepted by the wording, iirc.


Admit decisions are in the email ("Congratulations!", etc.), with a note to download your actual admissions letter from the deans from the status checker. Dings and WLs are vague emails telling you to check your status checker and download a PDF decision letter.



Admitted kids-is this true? I can't log in to my status checker and only got a generic email not a congrats email. So should I assume I'm either on hold or rejected?


no it's not true. You get a second email congratulating you. The status checker one is generic.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:33 am

sarahlawg wrote:
Cpwilson wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Admit decisions are in the email ("Congratulations!", etc.), with a note to download your actual admissions letter from the deans from the status checker. Dings and WLs are vague emails telling you to check your status checker and download a PDF decision letter.


Admitted kids-is this true? I can't log in to my status checker and only got a generic email not a congrats email. So should I assume I'm either on hold or rejected?


no it's not true. You get a second email congratulating you. The status checker one is generic.


I did not get a generic email, just the congrats one.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ChuckSchick » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:35 am

I got my "Congrats" email well before the generic one, but I know others who've had the opposite order, so I wouldn't read too much into it.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:41 am

ChuckSchick wrote:I got my "Congrats" email well before the generic one, but I know others who've had the opposite order, so I wouldn't read too much into it.


Oh crap, just ignore what I said before about not getting a generic email. I DID get it (totally forgot!), but like this person, well after the congrats one. Apologies to all. :?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby robotclubmember » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:17 am

In yesterday, submitted app on 1/24, got congrats e-mail first and then the status checker update e-mail (which is still unavailable). Because I applied later in the cycle, I never had the opportunity to interview so I declined the interview, FWIW. Had 2+ years WE though.
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby blacklawboss » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:02 am

I may be late, but is the status checker down?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:09 pm

blacklawboss wrote:I may be late, but is the status checker down?


Yup, it is... been down since yesterday evening (at least for me).

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby blacklawboss » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:23 pm

jrose5 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:I may be late, but is the status checker down?


Yup, it is... been down since yesterday evening (at least for me).


Ok thanks. I thought they spit my app out

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:26 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:I may be late, but is the status checker down?


Yup, it is... been down since yesterday evening (at least for me).


Ok thanks. I thought they spit my app out


nulawadmissions: There is a minor bug affecting a small portion of our status check users. We're working on the issue & hope to have everything sorted soon!
about 21 hours ago
Retweeted by tweetsbyjohann

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:14 pm

So I had my Northwestern Interview last week (very very very big reach). I knew it would hold my app and i was late in the cycle but i felt like i needed every advantage i could have in this process. I think my interview was pretty epic (almost as epic as my personal statement) and had it been with the dean I would have got in on the spot. That being said, does the interview carry any real weight in the process? I know i have a fan in my interviewer but don't know if his assessment of me has any pull. Can anyone elaborate? Thanks.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:23 pm

Sicsofs wrote:So I had my Northwestern Interview last week (very very very big reach). I knew it would hold my app and i was late in the cycle but i felt like i needed every advantage i could have in this process. I think my interview was pretty epic (almost as epic as my personal statement) and had it been with the dean I would have got in on the spot. That being said, does the interview carry any real weight in the process? I know i have a fan in my interviewer but don't know if his assessment of me has any pull. Can anyone elaborate? Thanks.


I really think it matters... I recently got in as an ugrad and I went into the interview thinking "I have no shot, I need WE...." But I thought the interview went well (not as well as "epic"), and I got accepted 2 weeks after that. So I'm assuming the interview sealed the deal for me. Meaning it must be a big component...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby shatra » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:24 pm

dddhhh wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:I may be late, but is the status checker down?


Yup, it is... been down since yesterday evening (at least for me).


Ok thanks. I thought they spit my app out


nulawadmissions: There is a minor bug affecting a small portion of our status check users. We're working on the issue & hope to have everything sorted soon!
about 21 hours ago
Retweeted by tweetsbyjohann


I still can't access mine, is it that way for anyone else or has everyone else's been fixed?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:28 pm

jrose: With a 3.8 GPA & an 170 LSAT score, you were a strong candidate regardless of work experience, in my opinion.

P.S. Haven't you also been accepted to at least three other top 14 law schools (Michigan, Penn & Georgetown ) ? If so, your application is quite strong.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:37 pm

shatra wrote:I still can't access mine, is it that way for anyone else or has everyone else's been fixed?


Mine is still down.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sargell83 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:39 pm

mine is down too((

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:39 pm

shatra wrote:I still can't access mine, is it that way for anyone else or has everyone else's been fixed?


Via Twitter they said it had been fixed but I think many are still experiencing problems. I'm sure once the admit event ends they can get it to work for everyone.

tweetsbyjohann OK- just told that everything should be fine w/ Status Checker in about an hour. thanks for patience!
about 2 hours ago

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:42 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:jrose: With a 3.8 GPA & an 170 LSAT score, you were a strong candidate regardless of work experience, in my opinion.

P.S. Haven't you also been accepted to at least three other top 14 law schools (Michigan, Penn & Georgetown ) ? If so, your application is quite strong.


Well, I assumed that with no WE and borderline #s for NU, it would be a longshot.

You must be confusing me with someone else? I've gotten into Michigan, but I have yet to hear back from Penn!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:20 pm

jrose5 wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:jrose: With a 3.8 GPA & an 170 LSAT score, you were a strong candidate regardless of work experience, in my opinion.

P.S. Haven't you also been accepted to at least three other top 14 law schools (Michigan, Penn & Georgetown ) ? If so, your application is quite strong.


Well, I assumed that with no WE and borderline #s for NU, it would be a longshot.

You must be confusing me with someone else? I've gotten into Michigan, but I have yet to hear back from Penn!


Take the compliment from NU 8)




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