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alanbfish
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For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby alanbfish » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:13 am

Did you all include the CPE form together with the recommendation letters?
This is a annoying and weired rule since my professors are super busy and I don't want to approach them for another stupid form.
And I assume it will hurt if I send RL without the form or don't send my rl at all.

What did you guys do? Thanks?

dorriedoodle
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby dorriedoodle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:25 am

I didn't do the forms. I just did standard recs, and I got in!

alanbfish
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby alanbfish » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:36 am

Wow, glad to hear that. Congrats!

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dcwumpus
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby dcwumpus » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:44 am

I started my app thoroughly confused about NU's policy on letters, but this blog post seems to be a pretty definitive summary of their new recommendation procedure: --LinkRemoved--

In summary, they prefer their own CPE form to a standard letter, but they'll take whatever you give them. From the blog post:

The truth: you can pretty much submit whatever you want to us, but we prefer the CPE.


I ended up NOT submitting any of my letters and just having my recommender fill out the CPE form online here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=RXv8Y9202L9n2TTrLS1vug_3d_3d

However, I have NOT been admitted (or denied) yet, so take it fwiw.

Edit: And good luck!

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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:46 am

dorriedoodle wrote:I didn't do the forms. I just did standard recs, and I got in!


Same.

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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby amorfati » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:48 am

No forms for me either... fingers crossed!

alanbfish
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby alanbfish » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:55 pm

Thanks for the explanation!
Good luck to you too~

dcwumpus wrote:I started my app thoroughly confused about NU's policy on letters, but this blog post seems to be a pretty definitive summary of their new recommendation procedure: --LinkRemoved--

In summary, they prefer their own CPE form to a standard letter, but they'll take whatever you give them. From the blog post:

The truth: you can pretty much submit whatever you want to us, but we prefer the CPE.


I ended up NOT submitting any of my letters and just having my recommender fill out the CPE form online here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=RXv8Y9202L9n2TTrLS1vug_3d_3d

However, I have NOT been admitted (or denied) yet, so take it fwiw.

Edit: And good luck!

Bela
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby Bela » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:01 pm

I sent in my regular rec letters.

Aggiegrad2011
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:45 am

I did LoR from one professor and a CPE from that professor.

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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:26 am

I was under the impression that they didn't want letters from professors, so I just asked my employer (far less eloquent than my professors) to send in the CPE. The CPE is kind of a scary form though... also, it seems like anyone could just fill it out and send it in.

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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby Lwoods » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:29 am

I didn't submit any letters, but had a former boss fill out the CPE online.

I haven't heard yet, but Northwestern is also a reach for me, so take that fwiw.

I think they prefer professional recommendations to academic, but these are secondary to numbers (and w/e).

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thunderflesh
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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby thunderflesh » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:50 am

Didn't submit any of my academic LoRs, just had my supervisor fill out the CPE, and I got in. It was my impression that this was what they kinda preferred.

I had her fill out the online form (they have a surveymonkey set up).

172/3.63, 2 years WE (as of Fall 2011)

EDIT - And I got in.

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Re: For those of you applied to Northwestern

Postby LawSchoolPorFavor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:00 am

I sent in two LSAC recs and had one of those recommenders fill out the NU CPE form (but only the NU form). (Complete 11/1, haven't heard anything back yet)




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