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.