Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:Opie, I think you will have a good chance if you do well on the LSAT brother. With solid WE, good numbers, and potentially a compelling personal narrative/statement, I think you can get in ED. IMO.
Thanks! LSP said 42% with just raw numbers, so I didn't think it was too crazy given my WE and Non-Trad status that NU likes.
Samara wrote:Is moving your family completely out of the question? At least to a suburb or somewhere kind of halfway, like Dekalb?
Also, I'm assuming you won't have a car and will rely on public transit? That will limit your options a bit, but somewhere like Skokie is a possibility if you want a more affordable place that is still nice and you don't care about being really close to campus. The CTA runs express from Skokie to downtown, so with your uPass, your transportation costs would be practically nil.
Moving the family is pretty much out of the question. My ex-wife lives in Iowa too and since I have custody of the kids, moving would mean moving them. Also, I'm upside down on a house that I bought on contract (not the best credit), so selling that would be very difficult.
I could take a car if that made things easier. I have a small car I could take. My plans though were to rely on public transit for the first time in my life. Thanks for the Skokie tip. I'll look at that. I wasn't sure if there was some sort of student housing or what since I haven't really been looking at it.
crumpetsandtea wrote:Opie, good luck with the LSAT! Hopefully we both do well and end up in the same class next year!
Thanks! That would be pretty amazing. I've never even been able to not work at least 40 hours a week at a real job during UG, so the idea of quitting my job and going to a school like Northwestern is surreal to me.