Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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awilson11
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:49 pm

czelede wrote:
Gotti wrote:
czelede wrote:Wholeheartedly awaiting a WL email tomorrow (LORs didn't get attached and I had to cancel my interview). My 8 weeks is so completely up.


no one's 8 weeks is up...8 weeks started from 12/1. Here's to hoping!


Very good point. But my 8 weeks WOULD be up by next Wednesday and since it seems there's only movement on Fridays...


Or apparently Thursdays..

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:50 pm

czelede wrote:
Gotti wrote:
czelede wrote:Wholeheartedly awaiting a WL email tomorrow (LORs didn't get attached and I had to cancel my interview). My 8 weeks is so completely up.


no one's 8 weeks is up...8 weeks started from 12/1. Here's to hoping!


Very good point. But my 8 weeks WOULD be up by next Wednesday and since it seems there's only movement on Fridays...


I'm sure a lot of people are complete 12/1 (I think Krad is one of them??) whose 8 weeks are up next Wed & haven't heard yet! Don't worry...

In other news, I'm 99.9999% sure I'll be rejected because of my LSAT. And NU is one of my toptoptop choices :(

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Yup, I was complete in mid/late Nov and have heard nada! I'm banking on tomorrow... I'm in an all day all team annual planning meeting at work today so i can only check TLS and email once in a while... Stressful Thursday, yes.

E: TLS on iPhone failz

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:08 pm

IIRC, 8 weeks was a general guideline not an actual deadline.

Just saying.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:12 pm

Hannibal wrote:IIRC, 8 weeks was a general guideline not an actual deadline.

Just saying.


From the status checker site: "Once your application status is complete, please allow 8 weeks to receive a decision. If your application is complete before December, the 8-week period will begin on December 1."

Seems to be pretty definite, and does not imply a general guideline to me.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:16 pm

Hmm interesting debate :) I took it to mean by next week, but if it's longer then so be it... I'd rather have them take longer for a potential yay than immediately have a WL or nay!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby xtine » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:17 pm

Hannibal wrote:IIRC, 8 weeks was a general guideline not an actual deadline.

Just saying.


TLS has forced me to use acronym finder so many times it's ridiculous. I can't tell if I'm the only one who's never seen some of these, or if everybody's just trying to be difficult :wink:

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:20 pm

awilson11 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:IIRC, 8 weeks was a general guideline not an actual deadline.

Just saying.


From the status checker site: "Once your application status is complete, please allow 8 weeks to receive a decision. If your application is complete before December, the 8-week period will begin on December 1."

Seems to be pretty definite, and does not imply a general guideline to me.


That sounds to me like if the post office says "please allow 5-7 days for your mail to be delivered." That really just means under normal circumstances mail will come in that period, but stuff will come on day 8 pretty often.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:25 pm

I never should have added their twitter feeds. Now I'm dying of suspense and I'm probably not even in this batch. No one's received an email yet right?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:27 pm

Hannibal wrote:
awilson11 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:IIRC, 8 weeks was a general guideline not an actual deadline.

Just saying.


From the status checker site: "Once your application status is complete, please allow 8 weeks to receive a decision. If your application is complete before December, the 8-week period will begin on December 1."

Seems to be pretty definite, and does not imply a general guideline to me.


That sounds to me like if the post office says "please allow 5-7 days for your mail to be delivered." That really just means under normal circumstances mail will come in that period, but stuff will come on day 8 pretty often.


I guess I equate NU time frame claims more with FedEx than USPS

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby czelede » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:28 pm

krad wrote:Hmm interesting debate :) I took it to mean by next week, but if it's longer then so be it... I'd rather have them take longer for a potential yay than immediately have a WL or nay!


This is true, but I feel like if they KNOW they're going to WL someone (like me) they might as well do it already instead of dragging it out.

(For clarification: I tried to send additional LORs but to no avail, so it's not that I just applied for the purpose of throwing $12 away)

Watch me edit this post 5 minutes later with a "just received WL email!" lol.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jman77 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:10 pm

I can't get into the log in page (not even loading). Maybe they're busy making the updates now prior to releasing results?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby src42 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:14 pm

jman77 wrote:I can't get into the log in page (not even loading). Maybe they're busy making the updates now prior to releasing results?

Mine is being really slow, but I was able to log on. Complete as of 12/3.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whathojeeves » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:15 pm

IN VIA EMAIL!!!


edit: The email reads (in part) "Your official letter will be available through our Check Status page after 6pm today." So refresh your inboxes, because I don't think status checker is the way to go today.
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dcwumpus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:15 pm

whathojeeves wrote:IN VIA EMAIL


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH CONGRATULATIONS

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:16 pm

whathojeeves wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!!


edit: The email reads (in part) "Your official letter will be available through our Check Status page after 6pm today." So refresh your inboxes, because I don't think status checker is the way to go today.

congrats!!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ppch » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:16 pm

whathojeeves wrote:IN VIA EMAIL


Me too! Hooray! Submitted 11/30, interview 12/6, complete 12/7. :D

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Still not complete at NU. Had my interview a little over a week ago. Should I call/email?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Congrats bastards!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jman77 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:18 pm

In!!!! My first T14 acceptance. This is turning out to be a great week for me so far!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:20 pm

Hannibal wrote:Congrats bastards!


This! Haha

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby whathojeeves » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:20 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:Still not complete at NU. Had my interview a little over a week ago. Should I call/email?


It took almost exactly 2 weeks for me to go complete after my interview, and my interviewer swore he would submit the details to Northwestern the day of, so I would give it another week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dcwumpus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:21 pm

krad wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Congrats bastards!


This! Haha


+1

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:23 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Still not complete at NU. Had my interview a little over a week ago. Should I call/email?


It took almost exactly 2 weeks for me to go complete after my interview, and my interviewer swore he would submit the details to Northwestern the day of, so I would give it another week.

Thanks my interviewer said the same. I love NU and would love to have yet another variable thrown into my already difficult decision.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:37 pm

I am interviewing for a part-time job tomorrow, which I am pretty sure I will get. I also have begun volunteering 5-10 hours a week at the local ACLU. Should I write a letter to update Northwestern since they are so heavy on work experience? Or would doing so kick my file out of line and put it in the back again? Also, any thoughts on whether to do this for other schools I am still waiting to hear back from? Thanks.




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