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Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:35 pm

YesNoMaybe wrote:That's interesting. It seems like any crucial information about being on hold would be available to everyone not just his Google+ circles, no? Being on hold is absolutely frustrating. May seems so far away. I don't know how long I can wait... yet Northwestern would be SO AMAZING. :(

Right now on his G+ page, the last 4-5 posts are all 'limited' - they are about ASWs, the difference between a hold and a waitlist, information about applying for financial aid, etc etc. For example, a recent G+ post that is set to 'limited' (aka you can't read unless you are in one of his circles) -

You will see me posting a lot on things NOT to do if you are on hold. Such as today-- please do not show up in the admissions office w/o an appointment... give my front desk person the brush off demanding to speak to someone higher on the food chain-- ALL during my admit event. I've got a bad taste and it's not from the box lunch I just had. Chances of getting off of hold-- diminishing very quickly.


I really don't see the harm in just creating a G+ account, even if you never use it for anything but keeping up with the info from NU. We all know NU is BIG on students who go the extra mile to show their interest in Northwestern...I consider this another way you can show Johann that you REALLY want to get off the hold list.

ETA: and, if you need any more proof that this is a GREAT way to connect personally with an admissions dean and make your app stand out, here's a comment he posted in reply to someone on his G+ page:

If I remember your application correctly (this year and last), I think I can safely say that you have not left a stone unturned and have done everything you can up to now.

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Postby zor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:50 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
YesNoMaybe wrote:That's interesting. It seems like any crucial information about being on hold would be available to everyone not just his Google+ circles, no? Being on hold is absolutely frustrating. May seems so far away. I don't know how long I can wait... yet Northwestern would be SO AMAZING. :(

Right now on his G+ page, the last 4-5 posts are all 'limited' - they are about ASWs, the difference between a hold and a waitlist, information about applying for financial aid, etc etc. For example, a recent G+ post that is set to 'limited' (aka you can't read unless you are in one of his circles) -

You will see me posting a lot on things NOT to do if you are on hold. Such as today-- please do not show up in the admissions office w/o an appointment... give my front desk person the brush off demanding to speak to someone higher on the food chain-- ALL during my admit event. I've got a bad taste and it's not from the box lunch I just had. Chances of getting off of hold-- diminishing very quickly.


I really don't see the harm in just creating a G+ account, even if you never use it for anything but keeping up with the info from NU. We all know NU is BIG on students who go the extra mile to show their interest in Northwestern...I consider this another way you can show Johann that you REALLY want to get off the hold list.

ETA: and, if you need any more proof that this is a GREAT way to connect personally with an admissions dean and make your app stand out, here's a comment he posted in reply to someone on his G+ page:

If I remember your application correctly (this year and last), I think I can safely say that you have not left a stone unturned and have done everything you can up to now.


So should I add him or wait for him to add me? I was held about a month ago and he hasn't added me.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:32 am

zor wrote:So should I add him or wait for him to add me? I was held about a month ago and he hasn't added me.

Lol, he's an admissions dean, he's not going to search for and add every held or accepted applicant that NU has. You gotta add him on your own XP

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Postby zor » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:44 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:
zor wrote:So should I add him or wait for him to add me? I was held about a month ago and he hasn't added me.

Lol, he's an admissions dean, he's not going to search for and add every held or accepted applicant that NU has. You gotta add him on your own XP


I was confused because another posted said "Don't worry, I think he will find you by name." So I wasn't sure that meant he was going through the list or something.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:46 am

zor wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
zor wrote:So should I add him or wait for him to add me? I was held about a month ago and he hasn't added me.

Lol, he's an admissions dean, he's not going to search for and add every held or accepted applicant that NU has. You gotta add him on your own XP


I was confused because another posted said "Don't worry, I think he will find you by name." So I wasn't sure that meant he was going through the list or something.
That means he'll see that Zor Smith added him, he'll look up Zor Smith on his lists, see you're held, and add you to the held circle. The mismatched email address won't be an issue.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:47 am

zor wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
zor wrote:So should I add him or wait for him to add me? I was held about a month ago and he hasn't added me.

Lol, he's an admissions dean, he's not going to search for and add every held or accepted applicant that NU has. You gotta add him on your own XP


I was confused because another posted said "Don't worry, I think he will find you by name." So I wasn't sure that meant he was going through the list or something.

I think it meant that he would cross-reference the follows with the held group and the admitted group

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Postby kaveman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:56 am

How do you add someone on G+? Just go to their profile and add them to a circle? Will they then be notified with the opportunity to add you back?

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:34 am

kaveman wrote:How do you add someone on G+? Just go to their profile and add them to a circle? Will they then be notified with the opportunity to add you back?

Yup to all of this! (:

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Postby kmh504 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:01 am

To the held applicants that have a done a "hold interview" this month - did it seem worth your time (and money) to travel. From what has been posted, it seems as if interviewers are just asking everyone to verbalize their resumes...and with so many hold applicants, I wonder just how much our interview performance will play a roll in coming off the list or not. I'll more likely than not go through my my interview since I'm an NU alumna and have taken classes by some law faculty as an undergrad, so I figure that would be something worthy of discussion with the interviewer...

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Postby chipdx » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:08 am

What's the general consensus on when we'll hear back about scholarships?

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Postby admisionquestion » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:11 am

chipdx wrote:What's the general consensus on when we'll hear back about scholarships?


+1

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Postby Samara » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:42 am

chipdx wrote:What's the general consensus on when we'll hear back about scholarships?

IIRC, it was March 23 last year.

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Postby mrjohnsterman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:15 pm

Went to "decision available within 24 hours", expecting a ding.

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Postby xjykybl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:18 pm

Apologies if this has been asked a million times.

I just logged into my NU status checker, and saw the status is changed to "Decision Letter Available within 24 hrs"
The header is "The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application. To view your decision letter please log-in to our decision letter retrieval system. **NOTE**: Your decision letter will not be sent to you via post."

But I received nothing in email about the decision letter retrieval system.
Is there anyone in the situation?

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Postby kmh504 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:21 pm

xjykybl wrote:Apologies if this has been asked a million times.

I just logged into my NU status checker, and saw the status is changed to "Decision Letter Available within 24 hrs"
The header is "The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application. To view your decision letter please log-in to our decision letter retrieval system. **NOTE**: Your decision letter will not be sent to you via post."

But I received nothing in email about the decision letter retrieval system.
Is there anyone in the situation?


When I got this e-mail, I logged in and at the top of our profile page where it usually has the "Admissions blurb," and it said "click here to retrieve decision letter". So I really didn't have to wait 24 hours...

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Postby Samara » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:45 pm

kmh504 wrote:
xjykybl wrote:Apologies if this has been asked a million times.

I just logged into my NU status checker, and saw the status is changed to "Decision Letter Available within 24 hrs"
The header is "The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application. To view your decision letter please log-in to our decision letter retrieval system. **NOTE**: Your decision letter will not be sent to you via post."

But I received nothing in email about the decision letter retrieval system.
Is there anyone in the situation?


When I got this e-mail, I logged in and at the top of our profile page where it usually has the "Admissions blurb," and it said "click here to retrieve decision letter". So I really didn't have to wait 24 hours...

Yeah, you should either be able to download the letter or receive an email in the next couple hours.

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Postby mrjohnsterman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:35 pm

xjykybl wrote:Apologies if this has been asked a million times.

I just logged into my NU status checker, and saw the status is changed to "Decision Letter Available within 24 hrs"
The header is "The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application. To view your decision letter please log-in to our decision letter retrieval system. **NOTE**: Your decision letter will not be sent to you via post."

But I received nothing in email about the decision letter retrieval system.
Is there anyone in the situation?


I received an email, login was my status check login info. Letter is yet to be posted though.

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Postby thirtyandseven » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:09 pm

Great.

I've been dung.

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Postby T_SAN » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:36 pm

For anyone that received a decision after being held:

Does the status checker ever change after the initial hold decision? How are you notified that they've accepted/waitlist/rejected you?

Gracias.

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Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:05 pm

T_SAN wrote:For anyone that received a decision after being held:

Does the status checker ever change after the initial hold decision? How are you notified that they've accepted/waitlist/rejected you?

Gracias.


Last cycle my waitlist after hold was an email saying to check the status checker again. My admit after waitlist was an email saying congrats.

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Postby imadude » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:05 pm

T_SAN wrote:For anyone that received a decision after being held:

Does the status checker ever change after the initial hold decision? How are you notified that they've accepted/waitlist/rejected you?

Gracias.


People have received decisions after being held?

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Postby adc1222 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Ding..reach (weak consider) so no surprise. GL to the rest of yall.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:38 pm

kmh504 wrote:To the held applicants that have a done a "hold interview" this month - did it seem worth your time (and money) to travel. From what has been posted, it seems as if interviewers are just asking everyone to verbalize their resumes...and with so many hold applicants, I wonder just how much our interview performance will play a roll in coming off the list or not. I'll more likely than not go through my my interview since I'm an NU alumna and have taken classes by some law faculty as an undergrad, so I figure that would be something worthy of discussion with the interviewer...

I'm guessing it's less about the content of the interview than the fact that people show enough interest to spend the time/money to go to Chicago

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Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:40 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I'm guessing it's less about the content of the interview than the fact that people show enough interest to spend the time/money to go to Chicago



This.

I'm fairly confident that I won't have a chance at acceptance if I don't visit them.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:40 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
kmh504 wrote:To the held applicants that have a done a "hold interview" this month - did it seem worth your time (and money) to travel. From what has been posted, it seems as if interviewers are just asking everyone to verbalize their resumes...and with so many hold applicants, I wonder just how much our interview performance will play a roll in coming off the list or not. I'll more likely than not go through my my interview since I'm an NU alumna and have taken classes by some law faculty as an undergrad, so I figure that would be something worthy of discussion with the interviewer...

I'm guessing it's less about the content of the interview than the fact that people show enough interest to spend the time/money to go to Chicago
Yep.
NU seems very big on the "if you don't make the effort, why should we?" theory. See: Johann's tweets about optional essays not really being optional.




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