Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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florencezx
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby florencezx » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:17 pm

has anyone decided to go to its asw? I missed the deadline for applying for reimbursement the tickets are so expensive from DC to Chicago! wondering whether I should go or not... any advice?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:34 pm

florencezx wrote:has anyone decided to go to its asw? I missed the deadline for applying for reimbursement the tickets are so expensive from DC to Chicago! wondering whether I should go or not... any advice?


I think I'm going to stop by informally after uchi's on Saturday. Have you been to chicago? are you borderline deciding between NU and another school?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby florencezx » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:50 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
florencezx wrote:has anyone decided to go to its asw? I missed the deadline for applying for reimbursement the tickets are so expensive from DC to Chicago! wondering whether I should go or not... any advice?


I think I'm going to stop by informally after uchi's on Saturday. Have you been to chicago? are you borderline deciding between NU and another school?


yeah...I've never been to Chicago before. after attending the other asws I feel like it's necessary to go and visit...have you booked the tickets and hotel? I have no idea whether I should stay in a hotel close to downtown or not.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:31 pm

florencezx wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
florencezx wrote:has anyone decided to go to its asw? I missed the deadline for applying for reimbursement the tickets are so expensive from DC to Chicago! wondering whether I should go or not... any advice?


I think I'm going to stop by informally after uchi's on Saturday. Have you been to chicago? are you borderline deciding between NU and another school?


yeah...I've never been to Chicago before. after attending the other asws I feel like it's necessary to go and visit...have you booked the tickets and hotel? I have no idea whether I should stay in a hotel close to downtown or not.


I have my ticket. I'm staying with a UChi student. Maybe you could go to the NU 1L and 2L threads and see if any of the students would be willing to host you? A hotel is going to be $$$ the UChi rate for ASW was like a ridiculous $225...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:41 am

I'll be there, though I am deferred to 2012. I figure if I have to pay 3 seat deposits, I should get to go to 2 ASWs. :)

Bought my plane ticket about 3 weeks ago and it's costing me $450 to fly Portland-Chicago. Gak.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby apple1234 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:52 am

Any idea when held applicants can expect to hear back?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby MillerTime » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:46 am

apple1234 wrote:Any idea when held applicants can expect to hear back?


Somebody in the admissions office said that they hope to get all the decisions out for held applicants by the end of April.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:50 am

Just withdrew my application this morning. I hope my seat goes to one of you who was held or waitlisted!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby waitlisteddd » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:05 pm

just got waitlisted, despite the fact that I withdrew my app a month ago...


okkkk.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby iwanta170 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:10 pm

evandm wrote:
apple1234 wrote:Any idea when held applicants can expect to hear back?


Somebody in the admissions office said that they hope to get all the decisions out for held applicants by the end of April.

I was under the impression that Northwestern didn't look at held applicants until after their seat deposit deadline (April 29). I was going to wait until then to send in any additional materials. Am I mistaken?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:14 pm

iwanta170 wrote:
evandm wrote:
apple1234 wrote:Any idea when held applicants can expect to hear back?


Somebody in the admissions office said that they hope to get all the decisions out for held applicants by the end of April.

I was under the impression that Northwestern didn't look at held applicants until after their seat deposit deadline (April 29). I was going to wait until then to send in any additional materials. Am I mistaken?


If you're talking about the Candidate Hold Form, that was due today. I assumed the other materials - held applicant essays, LOCIs, LORs, etc. - were also due today. I think they reserve the right to review your file at any time, so I'd get it in sooner rather than later.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby betsyclaire » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:42 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
florencezx wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
florencezx wrote:has anyone decided to go to its asw? I missed the deadline for applying for reimbursement the tickets are so expensive from DC to Chicago! wondering whether I should go or not... any advice?


I think I'm going to stop by informally after uchi's on Saturday. Have you been to chicago? are you borderline deciding between NU and another school?


yeah...I've never been to Chicago before. after attending the other asws I feel like it's necessary to go and visit...have you booked the tickets and hotel? I have no idea whether I should stay in a hotel close to downtown or not.


I have my ticket. I'm staying with a UChi student. Maybe you could go to the NU 1L and 2L threads and see if any of the students would be willing to host you? A hotel is going to be $$$ the UChi rate for ASW was like a ridiculous $225...


I used Priceline a few days ago to get a hotel room. I put in $80 and ended up getting a really nice room in at a Hilton in the Loop. It's about a 20 minute walk from the school, so it should be easy enough to get there. Looking forward to meeting everyone and making my final decision!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Magnolia » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:52 pm

betsyclaire wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
florencezx wrote:yeah...I've never been to Chicago before. after attending the other asws I feel like it's necessary to go and visit...have you booked the tickets and hotel? I have no idea whether I should stay in a hotel close to downtown or not.


I have my ticket. I'm staying with a UChi student. Maybe you could go to the NU 1L and 2L threads and see if any of the students would be willing to host you? A hotel is going to be $$$ the UChi rate for ASW was like a ridiculous $225...


I used Priceline a few days ago to get a hotel room. I put in $80 and ended up getting a really nice room in at a Hilton in the Loop. It's about a 20 minute walk from the school, so it should be easy enough to get there. Looking forward to meeting everyone and making my final decision!

I used Priceline to book maybe 4 days in advance and got a nice hotel right on the river for $90/night. It was about a 30 minute walk to campus today, but not too bad. Very nice area.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby er doctor » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:48 pm

I used Priceline a few days ago to get a hotel room. I put in $80 and ended up getting a really nice room in at a Hilton in the Loop. It's about a 20 minute walk from the school, so it should be easy enough to get there. Looking forward to meeting everyone and making my final decision![/quote]

As a Chicago resident just let me put my 2 cents in. It might be ridiculously beautiful next weekend or it might be 20 degrees and snowing. From the Hilton (if you're in the loop I assume the Hilton Towers) it is a 5 minute ride on the red line up to the Chicago station then a quick walk over.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:54 pm

Out of funds? Out of sight.

ArghItsBlarg
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:03 pm

Definitely coming to ASW this weekend. Are we doing any kind of meetup? Secret Handshake?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:32 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Definitely coming to ASW this weekend. Are we doing any kind of meetup? Secret Handshake?


I'll be the somewhat tall chick with curly hair (at the moment), probably dressed like I'm about to go hiking.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:00 pm

Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whathojeeves » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:04 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!


From here it is only a few short steps until women will be wearing trousers. Appalling.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:22 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!


From here it is only a few short steps until women will be wearing trousers. Appalling.


Wait 'til the fellas see me operate a motorcar!

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er doctor
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby er doctor » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:47 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!


From here it is only a few short steps until women will be wearing trousers. Appalling.


And getting *gasp* law degrees!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Bumi » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:56 pm

er doctor wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!


From here it is only a few short steps until women will be wearing trousers. Appalling.


And getting *gasp* law degrees!

Thank god we don't let them vote.

On a serious note, have you SEEN the GT thread? It went from 0 to 1000 pages in like three months. I'd bet a majority of the posts on TLS are from women, with that thread making up a hefty portion.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 am

Bumi wrote:
er doctor wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:Girls? On the internet? Scandalous!


From here it is only a few short steps until women will be wearing trousers. Appalling.


And getting *gasp* law degrees!

Thank god we don't let them vote.

On a serious note, have you SEEN the GT thread? It went from 0 to 1000 pages in like three months. I'd bet a majority of the posts on TLS are from women, with that thread making up a hefty portion.


I spend a significant portion of my time killing in GT and, despite my effete mannerisms, I'm a dood...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:25 am

Has anyone had success negotiating a larger award amount from NU? If so, how long did it take them to respond to your initial inquiry?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby er doctor » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:40 am

sgtgrumbles wrote:Has anyone had success negotiating a larger award amount from NU? If so, how long did it take them to respond to your initial inquiry?


I sent in a negotiation letter to Jill Decremer and she said she would forward it to the scholarship committee. This was, however, just before she went on maternity leave. It's been almost two weeks and no further response.




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