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Re: NU '11-'12 Apps-Splitter Friends battle evil/rising medians

Postby Samara » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:45 pm

Strange wrote:Is the "number of months" in the employment section what they look at to see how much you have? As far as the 1-2 years requirement? I had a lot of gap time in my undergrad where I was working FT so should I include that?

I called them and they weren't really clear

I think they are purposefully vague. I would include any FT WE that occurred while you weren't in school. Let them nitpick if they want, but I'm guessing that for the sake of their WE stats, they won't.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:40 am

For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.

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Postby aes6b » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:38 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.


I applied on 10/30 and they sent me the status checker email the next day.
Maybe give them one more day and then call to see what's up if still nothing...

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Postby Samara » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:51 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.

I submitted on 10-27 and went complete on 10-31. FWIW, my status checker showed my addendum missing, so I called then emailed them about it the same day and they fixed it that afternoon. I would call and see, they are very helpful.

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Postby elibrarian » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:00 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.


Nearly a month for me. I think it takes longer for ED applicants.

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Postby basilseal » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:06 am

elibrarian wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.


Nearly a month for me. I think it takes longer for ED applicants.

Same.

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Postby Samara » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:22 am

basilseal wrote:
elibrarian wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.


Nearly a month for me. I think it takes longer for ED applicants.

Same.

I applied ED and mine went complete in four days. I think they just waited until recently to start processing.

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Postby elibrarian » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am

Samara wrote:
basilseal wrote:
elibrarian wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:For those of you who have already applied, how long did it take to hear back from NU about receiving your application? I submitted on 10/26 and don't have any email yet, and I'm getting nervous.


Nearly a month for me. I think it takes longer for ED applicants.

Same.

I applied ED and mine went complete in four days. I think they just waited until recently to start processing.


Or they just like you better.

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Postby Samara » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:18 am

elibrarian wrote:Or they just like you better.

My Johann stalking is paying off!

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:05 pm

Okay, I called them and they said I'm complete, but for some reason I just didn't receive the e-mail, so they'll be sending it over today or tomorrow. PHEW. I was nervous that something happened to my app :P

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Postby lsatcrazy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:08 pm

Anyone know who "interviewer 3" is?

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Postby mattbarnes123 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:28 pm

Is there a step after complete but before a decision, like "Under Review?" If so is anyone UR? I'm still just complete and I submitted in late Sept..

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:31 pm

mattbarnes123 wrote:Is there a step after complete but before a decision, like "Under Review?" If so is anyone UR? I'm still just complete and I submitted in late Sept..

Applied day one ED. My status checker just says complete but it also has a blurb on the top which states: "Your application is now complete and is being reviewed by the Admissions Committee."

Underline added by me.

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Postby mattbarnes123 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:35 pm

Oh I have that too, didn't see it. Guess I'm UR. TY and good luck!

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:36 pm

Just FYI, the admiss. officer I spoke to said they don't even start looking at apps until ~Nov 15th, but after they start it's in order of when they received it. So I don't think decisions are coming out yet. If you look at this graph in the OP, you'll see decisions don't come out for another month, regardless of ED/RD status.

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Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:56 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:Just FYI, the admiss. officer I spoke to said they don't even start looking at apps until ~Nov 15th, but after they start it's in order of when they received it. So I don't think decisions are coming out yet. If you look at this graph in the OP, you'll see decisions don't come out for another month, regardless of ED/RD status.


10-11 cycle they said they did 8 week turnaround and it started early December (meaning that the first responses were supposed to be late Jan, iirc). That being said they didn't hold to the 8 week policy for everyone and also "deferred" people to give themselves more time.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:21 pm

bk1 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Just FYI, the admiss. officer I spoke to said they don't even start looking at apps until ~Nov 15th, but after they start it's in order of when they received it. So I don't think decisions are coming out yet. If you look at this graph in the OP, you'll see decisions don't come out for another month, regardless of ED/RD status.


10-11 cycle they said they did 8 week turnaround and it started early December (meaning that the first responses were supposed to be late Jan, iirc). That being said they didn't hold to the 8 week policy for everyone and also "deferred" people to give themselves more time.
Last year I got a decision Jan 7, and I'm almost positive that I was in the 2nd batch that went out.

Just went back and checked last year's thread. ED decisions (all of them?) went out Dec 16. First RD decisions went out Dec 17. Second batch of RD wasn't until Jan 7, and it was like three of us on TLS.

One nice thing is that Johann tweeted a warning on days that decisions were going out, and then tweeted when that day's batch was done. It helped deal with the suspense somewhat.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:36 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:ED decisions (all of them?) went out Dec 16.

Uuuuuuuuuuugh thats so far from now. FUUUUCKKK

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Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:57 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:ED decisions (all of them?) went out Dec 16.

Uuuuuuuuuuugh thats so far from now. FUUUUCKKK
The holidays help. A little.

Could be worse, you could be waiting for USC. They didn't even bother to waitlist me until April!

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Postby lsatcrazy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:40 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:Anyone know who "interviewer 3" is?


Why so quiet? Is it John Galt? Keyser Soze? Is who interviews you some kind of secret? Random?

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Postby tmon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:43 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:
lsatcrazy wrote:Anyone know who "interviewer 3" is?


Why so quiet? Is it John Galt? Keyser Soze? Is who interviews you some kind of secret? Random?

I'm not sure the interviewers have the same number every day. I also don't even what number mine was.

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:48 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:
lsatcrazy wrote:Anyone know who "interviewer 3" is?


Why so quiet? Is it John Galt? Keyser Soze? Is who interviews you some kind of secret? Random?

Random.

Advice: don't try to creep on your interviewer.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:03 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:Advice: don't try to creep on your interviewer.

TITCR.

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Postby lsatcrazy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:04 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:Advice: don't try to creep on your interviewer.

TITCR.


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...is this the correct attire for the interview?

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:30 pm

Using admisionquestion's (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=67390) method, I've been able to data mine the following information from LSN related to applicants who applied from day one to 11/2 in this cycle and compare it to last year's cycle:

2010-2011 Data:

Median LSAT: 170
Mean LSAT: 169.06
Median GPA: 3.66 (very different from NU's published 3.8 Median)
Mean GPA: 3.601

2011-2012 Data:

Median LSAT: 170
Mean LSAT: 169.59
Median GPA: 3.75
Mean GPA: 3.649

2010-2011 Sample Size: 81
2011-2012 Sample Size: 89

I thought this might be interesting to future hopeful NUers. Looks like the new ED policy might have attracted more LSN data points (very different from data pulled from NYU's and Cornell's LSN which showed pretty drastic decreases in sample size, 25% and 46% respectively).




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