Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby snapdragon25 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:37 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
risa wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:Held this morning.

I'm sorry :(
Do you mind letting us know if you went DLS yesterday or this morning? Or did you get an email this morning? I'm not sure how holds come out.


My status hadn't changed when I checked it yesterday, around the time everyone else was getting held / accepted ...but I got the email this morning and my status had changed to 'DLS' on 2/28. So I guess it got updated after the time I last checked.

Where is everyone on hold getting the prompts for the hold essays? What am I missing? :?


They sent held people an email. I got it about 2 weeks after being held.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Save_Ferris » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:40 pm

Merylian wrote:Just submitted my scholarship application and Need Access. Need access can go straight to hell. Straight. To. Hell.



+1

I have started referring to the Need Access Application as the form from hell. It is pure torture.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:48 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:
risa wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:Held this morning.

I'm sorry :(
Do you mind letting us know if you went DLS yesterday or this morning? Or did you get an email this morning? I'm not sure how holds come out.


My status hadn't changed when I checked it yesterday, around the time everyone else was getting held / accepted ...but I got the email this morning and my status had changed to 'DLS' on 2/28. So I guess it got updated after the time I last checked.

Where is everyone on hold getting the prompts for the hold essays? What am I missing? :?


They sent held people an email. I got it about 2 weeks after being held.


Thanks! I'm so bummed about this decision. I thought my application matched exactly what they wanted. I must have blown that interview worse than I thought.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby amf728 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:51 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:13 pm

amf728 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.


Outlining an LOCI for a few weeks? You need to get that thing out man. Bang it out, edit, send to a friend for second eyes, it's done.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby pedestrian » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:22 pm

Save_Ferris wrote:
Merylian wrote:Just submitted my scholarship application and Need Access. Need access can go straight to hell. Straight. To. Hell.



+1

I have started referring to the Need Access Application as the form from hell. It is pure torture.


Seriously. It is a few 1-2 page essays on why I want to go to a school, why I need financial aid, and why I deserve financial aid. Compared to my original applications it should be cake, yet I would almost rather pay $160k to not have to do it.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby amf728 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
amf728 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.


Outlining an LOCI for a few weeks? You need to get that thing out man. Bang it out, edit, send to a friend for second eyes, it's done.



Ahhh I know! But I've been going back and forth with content, as I'm still in my current job, I already wrote an extensive "Why NU" essay, and the only significant event that occurred recently was Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath. My LOCI pretty much consists of "I love you I love you please let me in!" and this does not an effective LOCI make.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:38 pm

pedestrian wrote:
Save_Ferris wrote:
Merylian wrote:Just submitted my scholarship application and Need Access. Need access can go straight to hell. Straight. To. Hell.



+1

I have started referring to the Need Access Application as the form from hell. It is pure torture.


Seriously. It is a few 1-2 page essays on why I want to go to a school, why I need financial aid, and why I deserve financial aid. Compared to my original applications it should be cake, yet I would almost rather pay $160k to not have to do it.

Lol you win. Don't think anyone is going to top that

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:40 pm

amf728 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
amf728 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.


Outlining an LOCI for a few weeks? You need to get that thing out man. Bang it out, edit, send to a friend for second eyes, it's done.



Ahhh I know! But I've been going back and forth with content, as I'm still in my current job, I already wrote an extensive "Why NU" essay, and the only significant event that occurred recently was Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath. My LOCI pretty much consists of "I love you I love you please let me in!" and this does not an effective LOCI make.


Tbh, I may be in he minority but I do not think an LOCI needs is only warranted when something new has happened in your life. I did not write any Why X essays with my original apps, and weeks later decided to send a sort of a dual LOCI/Why x statement. Mostly, I researched each school and found more things that would interest me specifically, and elaborating how I would gain from these experiences, and add to them, etc. etc. much like a Why X.
If you already wrote a Why NU then this option would just be redundant and seem desperate, but if you haven't you can use it as a way to add all this info you know and love about NU, and show them you are still thinking about and researching their school at the same time.
Anyway, that's just one suggestion of a direction to go,other ideas are welcome.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:20 pm

This first financial aid essay is only 184 words... is that too short? Are they going to hate me? I'm really concise, I promise.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby feralinfant » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:48 pm

francesfarmer wrote:This first financial aid essay is only 184 words... is that too short? Are they going to hate me? I'm really concise, I promise.


i think the prompt says 300-500 so i would be leery of not following it myself

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:51 pm

feralinfant wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:This first financial aid essay is only 184 words... is that too short? Are they going to hate me? I'm really concise, I promise.


i think the prompt says 300-500 so i would be leery of not following it myself

Ugh. H8.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby leo2013 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:17 pm

francesfarmer wrote:This first financial aid essay is only 184 words... is that too short? Are they going to hate me? I'm really concise, I promise.


254 words. I doubt they will count words. So we will probably be fine.

But I think they will notice that I easily topped 500 words count in 2nd essay. Oh boy I luv to tell people how great I am and how I deserve $$$ :twisted:

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby leo2013 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:19 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
feralinfant wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:This first financial aid essay is only 184 words... is that too short? Are they going to hate me? I'm really concise, I promise.


i think the prompt says 300-500 so i would be leery of not following it myself

Ugh. H8.


Looking at the ids I thought you two are related. :lol:

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:21 pm

So need access is due today for everyone, including those who haven't been admitted yet? Or do they give you a deadline a week or two after admission if you are admitted after 3/1?

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby nsideirish » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:23 pm

WaitingandHopeful wrote:So need access is due today for everyone, including those who haven't been admitted yet? Or do they give you a deadline a week or two after admission if you are admitted after 3/1?


You get a week to submit if you are admitted after 3/1

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:24 pm

nsideirish wrote:
WaitingandHopeful wrote:So need access is due today for everyone, including those who haven't been admitted yet? Or do they give you a deadline a week or two after admission if you are admitted after 3/1?


You get a week to submit if you are admitted after 3/1

Thanks. I thought that was the case, but I just had a bit of a panic attack.

Probably a moot point anyway, though.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby curepure » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:38 pm

anyone knows what 'Parent and/or Family Offer' means in a fin aid package? is that what nu scholarship means?

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:56 pm

curepure wrote:anyone knows what 'Parent and/or Family Offer' means in a fin aid package? is that what nu scholarship means?

If you're related to NU, maybe

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby mastermind10 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:07 pm

AJD admit...I got financial aid package today, no scholly. Does anyone know if AJDs typically get any scholarships/grants, I kind of assumed it would be harder to get seeing as how you're enrolling in an accelerated program with lower cost of living.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby mehh » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:08 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
amf728 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.


Outlining an LOCI for a few weeks? You need to get that thing out man. Bang it out, edit, send to a friend for second eyes, it's done.



Is it bad form to send a pre-decision LOCI? I don't want to irritate admissions.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby curepure » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:10 pm

mrizza wrote:
curepure wrote:anyone knows what 'Parent and/or Family Offer' means in a fin aid package? is that what nu scholarship means?

If you're related to NU, maybe


im screwed

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby LRGhost » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:19 pm

mehh wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
amf728 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Just for a data point, I applied in November and included a Why NU. I wrote a pre-decision LOCI at the beginning of February and got a "hold" decision a week later. Of course this is pure speculation, but I think my LOCI expedited my decision and might have saved me from a straight-up WL/ding.


That's a bit encouraging...the silence is terrible. I've been outlining a LOCI for a few weeks now so maybe I'll just bite the bullet and send it.


Outlining an LOCI for a few weeks? You need to get that thing out man. Bang it out, edit, send to a friend for second eyes, it's done.



Is it bad form to send a pre-decision LOCI? I don't want to irritate admissions.


I would go light on it, but there's no harm if it's been a while between contact.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby lmsf » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:24 pm

mastermind10 wrote:AJD admit...I got financial aid package today, no scholly. Does anyone know if AJDs typically get any scholarships/grants, I kind of assumed it would be harder to get seeing as how you're enrolling in an accelerated program with lower cost of living.


I don't know whether most AJDs get scholarships or not but spyder11 posted yesterday that he got one.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:39 pm

is there a schedule of events for ASW? Trying to book flights but it's hard to do when I don't know when stuff is beginning/ending.




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