Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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hipstermafia
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:58 pm

it would be lovely if finaid/scholarship offers came out this week!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby SMA22 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:03 pm

hipstermafia wrote:it would be lovely if finaid/scholarship offers came out this week!


+1

+2 if I get a scholly :D Not holding my breath for one, but I'm in love with NU even at sticker. Damn!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Black Tiger » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:18 pm

hey

I did not receive the decision yet.. Does anyone know when will they do it ??

good luck guys

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Black Tiger wrote:hey

I did not receive the decision yet.. Does anyone know when will they do it ??

good luck guys

you're supposed to receive a decision within 8 weeks of your complete date, but many people have had to wait longer. good luck.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby antonin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:32 pm

fjsms wrote:
antonin wrote:I am also not happy with the CPE. I have two years of WE, and provided two letters of recommendation from academic professors. Now that I am on hold, I feel the need to add a CPE. Asking my original LOR writers seems misplaced since they are asking for Career/work related insight, not academic.
Asking my supervisor is also risky though: there is opportunity for growth within the company, and I am considering a deferral or staying there if I am not accepted to a school that I will be comfortable with. Asking them for a CPE now, I have a feeling will put the alternative of acquiring a better position in the company at hold.


Northwestern instructs that the CPE be completed by "someone who can evaluate your professional work-related performance (current or former supervisor, clients or coworker)." I would not have been able to ask my supervisor either, for the reasons you gave, so I chose a peer from another area of my organization who I knew I could trust and who would be able to write a thorough, candid evaluation of my work and career progress. She shared what she wrote with me and it was great - lots of specific examples, good insight into my strengths and weaknesses. I am sure that what she wrote was much more helpful than what my supervisor would have written. I'd encourage you to think outside the box a little bit about someone other than your supervisor who could thoughtfully complete this.



Yeah, thanks for providing me with your advice. About 25-30 people all together work at the office though, and my direct supervisor happens to be administration/finance head. IF i went to someone else, I think it will be even worse. Oh well... I understand NU approach, but I think for many jobs it can make things awkward.

The other thing about it is that I can imagine them thinking negatively of the fact that I am providing no CPE though employed for some time. Maybe they think that I am not doing too well at working place, when ironically it is because I am doing well that I cannot ask for CPE.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Black Tiger » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:44 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
Black Tiger wrote:hey

I did not receive the decision yet.. Does anyone know when will they do it ??

good luck guys

you're supposed to receive a decision within 8 weeks of your complete date, but many people have had to wait longer. good luck.


Ok thanks,,, good luck

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:30 pm

Since I applied 2/15 I prob shouldn't even imagine a response until may :(

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jeffro » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Do any of you admitted students know when any ASWs are?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:28 pm

Jeffro wrote:Do any of you admitted students know when any ASWs are?


April 8-9

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby DHB » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:56 am

hipstermafia wrote:
Black Tiger wrote:hey

I did not receive the decision yet.. Does anyone know when will they do it ??

good luck guys

you're supposed to receive a decision within 8 weeks of your complete date, but many people have had to wait longer. good luck.



Mine took almost exactly 8 weeks. Applied 1/18. Admitted 3/12.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:36 pm

Decided to go full speed trying to get in off hold.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:36 pm

Hannibal wrote:Decided to go full speed trying to get in off hold.


Same. Doing all 3 essays and submitting LOCI by the end of the week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby splitmuch » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:39 pm

bk1 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Decided to go full speed trying to get in off hold.


Same. Doing all 3 essays and submitting LOCI by the end of the week.



Same. Well I don't know about all 3. The only TV I watch is sports.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:42 pm

bk1 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Decided to go full speed trying to get in off hold.


Same. Doing all 3 essays and submitting LOCI by the end of the week.


I'll submit a LOCI and one essay, and both my bosses said they'd fill out a CPE for me. Chances they'll call me the Jesus Christ of workers is about 100%.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:55 pm

Hannibal wrote:I'll submit a LOCI and one essay, and both my bosses said they'd fill out a CPE for me. Chances they'll call me the Jesus Christ of workers is about 100%.


Well I'm doing the social networking and TV character essays. I'm trying to do the perfect day one but it seems like absolute bullshit, might end up scrapping it altogether. I'll submit them attached to an email and use the email body as a LOCI.

I already flew out to interview and had 2 CPE's turned in right after I got put on hold. I think they were good, but probably not as good as yours sound. :evil:

I'm also considering sending grovel tweets to Johann.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby srvyorgeneral » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:18 pm

tweetsbyjohann

1. St Pats Day- 1st day of tourney. it's a perfect storm to relax w/ fav bev. fin aid not released today. Perhaps decisions?


Perhaps.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:21 pm

@nulawadmissions wrote:Decisions for JD applicants coming later this afternoon!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:30 pm

Can it be April yet so that held applicants can get decisions waitlists and get on with their lives stop secretly believing they have a chance at going to NU?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:47 pm

NU admissions twitter cracks me up. It's almost as if they enjoy sending applicants into fits of nervousness/anxiety/excitement. :mrgreen: Personally, I kinda enjoyed it before I got my decision.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby srvyorgeneral » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:54 pm

jrose5 wrote:NU admissions twitter cracks me up. It's almost as if they enjoy sending applicants into fits of nervousness/anxiety/excitement. :mrgreen: Personally, I kinda enjoyed it before I got my decision.


Johann, if fully unleashed on twitter (and not semi self-censoring), would be a master of snark. Totally love the posts because he knows exactly what he's doing.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby mcgarnagle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:45 pm

In! 3.4/176. No info about scholarships.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby giantswin » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:47 pm

Just got in via email!! 3.3/167, URM

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bep244 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:56 pm

In via email! 170/3.6, 3 years work experience. I applied early Feb, but didn't have my interview until the end of Feb, so I was technically "complete" as of 3/10.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:26 pm

srvyorgeneral wrote:tweetsbyjohann

1. St Pats Day- 1st day of tourney. it's a perfect storm to relax w/ fav bev. fin aid not released today. Perhaps decisions?


Perhaps.


arg!! why noooooot

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:33 pm

srvyorgeneral wrote:Johann, if fully unleashed on twitter (and not semi self-censoring), would be a master of snark. Totally love the posts because he knows exactly what he's doing.


For example, just now:

@tweetsbyjohann wrote:1 admit wrote 2 scholly essays with 3 total sentences. guess what? #nomoney #fail Please-a little effort? oh yeah, that's what I got!


If you are a new admit: congrats and put some effort into your scholarship essays.




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