Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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sarahlawg
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:44 pm

Bumi wrote:
@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.



lol that's great. I think I filled out the word count, so hopefully she sees that as effort. I wonder when we can hope for a finaid decision now.

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chrissyc
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby chrissyc » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:14 pm

has anyone received any $$$ offers? if so, when did it come? i'm getting worried.

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:20 pm

From my LSN stalking, only a couple people have received $$, and it's the defer a year/full ride deal. Last year's people mostly received emails on March 23 for the smaller schollies, but who knows?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:21 pm

chrissyc wrote:has anyone received any $$$ offers? if so, when did it come? i'm getting worried.


Don't worry. They've tweeted that they will start coming out next week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Black Tiger » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:27 pm

chrissyc wrote:has anyone received any $$$ offers? if so, when did it come? i'm getting worried.



me 2 :(

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chrissyc
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby chrissyc » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:39 pm

thanks for the replies. i feel better.

neonx
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:03 pm

Seventh week. Come on, Northwestern!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dcbound » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:06 pm

neonx wrote:Seventh week. Come on, Northwestern!



Got you beat by about six weeks

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:36 pm

@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby mr_toad » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:39 pm

Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Yeah, just read that. You gotta wonder....

"I am Cornholio: I need TP...."

or:

"I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle..."

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:55 pm

Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Anyone else worried they're "that guy"? I don't think I was and certainly didn't mean to be, but now I'm worried.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:57 pm

whitman wrote:
Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Anyone else worried they're "that guy"? I don't think I was and certainly didn't mean to be, but now I'm worried.


Definitely. I figure some asshole said "I require $100,000 or I won't go to NU." The whole point of the scholarship letter is to ask for money, so saying "I am very excited about Northwestern! And I would sure appreciate some financial assistance for these reasons!" couldn't possibly be out of bounds.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby RTFM » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:13 pm

I have a question about holds. At first I wasn't so bummed out about being held because I figured that being held meant they would still look at my application before admitting everyone they were going to admit (otherwise, why not waitlist?) But am I totally off base about this? Is NU admitting a whole class and THEN looking at holds?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:15 pm

RTFM wrote:I have a question about holds. At first I wasn't so bummed out about being held because I figured that being held meant they would still look at my application before admitting everyone they were going to admit (otherwise, why not waitlist?) But am I totally off base about this? Is NU admitting a whole class and THEN looking at holds?


Most holds are going to be waitlisted, it is kind of like a soft waitlist. You really shouldn't think of it as anything other than a waitlist.

The point of hold is probably to quarantine the borderlines and then see who actually wants to attend and see which of their admits actually put down seat deposits (so they can tell if they need high LSATs or high GPAs).

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:09 pm

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bbermud » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:42 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
bk1 wrote:
RTFM wrote:I have a question about holds. At first I wasn't so bummed out about being held because I figured that being held meant they would still look at my application before admitting everyone they were going to admit (otherwise, why not waitlist?) But am I totally off base about this? Is NU admitting a whole class and THEN looking at holds?


Most holds are going to be waitlisted, it is kind of like a soft waitlist. You really shouldn't think of it as anything other than a waitlist.

The point of hold is probably to quarantine the borderlines and then see who actually wants to attend and see which of their admits actually put down seat deposits (so they can tell if they need high LSATs or high GPAs).


I considered it a waitlist, but your insight makes sense about high LSATs or high GPAs. Thanks for that! Here's to hoping a lot of high LSATs get in somewhere else. My LSAT is pretty much all I have going for me at NU right now.



im screwed then. 153.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:51 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
bk1 wrote:
RTFM wrote:I have a question about holds. At first I wasn't so bummed out about being held because I figured that being held meant they would still look at my application before admitting everyone they were going to admit (otherwise, why not waitlist?) But am I totally off base about this? Is NU admitting a whole class and THEN looking at holds?


Most holds are going to be waitlisted, it is kind of like a soft waitlist. You really shouldn't think of it as anything other than a waitlist.

The point of hold is probably to quarantine the borderlines and then see who actually wants to attend and see which of their admits actually put down seat deposits (so they can tell if they need high LSATs or high GPAs).


I considered it a waitlist, but your insight makes sense about high LSATs or high GPAs. Thanks for that! Here's to hoping a lot of high LSATs get in somewhere else. My LSAT is pretty much all I have going for me at NU right now.


+1

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jtemp320 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:00 pm

Bumi wrote:
@tweetsbyJohann wrote:a scholarship essay is not a demand letter. don't be that guy.


Haha I really hope I'm not that guy - I think I may have mentioned another full-ride and said I'm very debt adverse but definitely didn't say or else or anything...also I may have written three sentences for a couple of the questions but they were very long sentences - lots of punctuation and stuff...I mean...he can't be talking about me...right?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Black Tiger » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:21 pm

Has anyone received a decision ???

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:59 pm

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby DHB » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:33 pm

Bumi wrote:
chrissyc wrote:has anyone received any $$$ offers? if so, when did it come? i'm getting worried.


Don't worry. They've tweeted that they will start coming out next week.


I think they'll be coming early this week. I was admitted after the March 1st FinAid/scholarship deadline, so they told me I had an extended deadline of Friday, March 18 at 3:00 CST. I'm guessing they chose that time because they are making decisions ASAP.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:47 pm

Our hearts will ever yearn... for the purple banner waving high for Northwestern.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:57 pm

This is my 8th week. Come on, Northwestern! Love you.

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:10 am

Yay purple! Yay wildcats (is that right?)!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:17 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Yay purple! Yay wildcats (is that right?)!



*Go 'Cats!




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