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

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

Postby Presidentjlh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:20 pm

letitloose wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:
shntn wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(

They're probably incredibly busy. You'll get your interview, bro.


Haha, I know. The eternal pessimist in me is trying to balance out all the positive news I've been getting from other law schools.

I gather it's a common circumstance. Apparently, it's also one you shouldn't be too worried about -- this from Johann's Twitter:
Johann ‏@tweetsbyjohann
For us- complete date is important but not that important. complete now vs. late Jan will not impact admissions or fin aid.


Such stands to reason. It's not like this is one of my 50/50 shot schools either, just hoping that interview can give me a major boost, lol.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:22 pm

UMich11 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(


I highly doubt they will forgo an interview b/c they have already decided to deny you. Give them a call and see what they say about the interview schedule/where you are with that. A little nudge never hurt.


Pointless calls like this to "nudge" them along when it won't actually accomplish anything at all just serves to hurt the applicant pool as a whole by distracting adcoms from their jobs, which is to render decisions for us applicants. It took me a month to get my interview set up, it had taken at least that long for other people who have posted in this thread. Just sit tight, if you haven't heard from them by about mid January then I would send them a polite email and ask what's up.

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

Postby Presidentjlh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:25 pm

HAHAHA I'll be damned, just got the e-mail about 30 seconds ago saying my interviewer has been assigned.

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:25 pm

BigZuck wrote:
UMich11 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(


I highly doubt they will forgo an interview b/c they have already decided to deny you. Give them a call and see what they say about the interview schedule/where you are with that. A little nudge never hurt.


Pointless calls like this to "nudge" them along when it won't actually accomplish anything at all just serves to hurt the applicant pool as a whole by distracting adcoms from their jobs, which is to render decisions for us applicants..


This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.

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

Postby maxmartin » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:26 pm

Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(


mine is scheduled after 7 weeks, they are just slow at certain areas

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

Postby letitloose » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:26 pm

Presidentjlh wrote:HAHAHA I'll be damned, just got the e-mail about 30 seconds ago saying my interviewer has been assigned.

Haha, congrats. Maybe your interviewer reads TLS.

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

Postby shntn » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:27 pm

letitloose wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:HAHAHA I'll be damned, just got the e-mail about 30 seconds ago saying my interviewer has been assigned.

Haha, congrats. Maybe your interviewer reads TLS.

:shock:

Let's hope not.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Icculus wrote:
This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.

Bigzuck just gets really butthurt about the realities of the admissions process for some reason.

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:29 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.

Bigzuck just gets really butthurt about the realities of the admissions process for some reason.


He seems really pleasant.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:32 pm

Icculus wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
UMich11 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(


I highly doubt they will forgo an interview b/c they have already decided to deny you. Give them a call and see what they say about the interview schedule/where you are with that. A little nudge never hurt.


Pointless calls like this to "nudge" them along when it won't actually accomplish anything at all just serves to hurt the applicant pool as a whole by distracting adcoms from their jobs, which is to render decisions for us applicants..


This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.
+1

As long as you're not annoying them with daily stupid questions, this won't hurt you at all. I called to clarify several things throughout my application/acceptance/deferral/scholarship process.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:33 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.

Bigzuck just gets really butthurt about the realities of the admissions process for some reason.


u mad bro?

Personally, I not mad. Just saying that we need to trust that these people are professionals and capable of doing their job. If it's something really important/egregious then of course get in contact with them but when it's something that a number of people have been complaining about in the very thread you're posting in there is no point.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:35 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.

Bigzuck just gets really butthurt about the realities of the admissions process for some reason.


u mad bro?

Personally, I not mad. Just saying that we need to trust that these people are professionals and capable of doing their job. If it's something really important/egregious then of course get in contact with them but when it's something that a number of people have been complaining about in the very thread you're posting in there is no point.

So, they're professional and together enough that there should be no clarification when there's a delay like that, but they're not professional and competent enough to handle emails about the interview process?

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

Postby shntn » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:38 pm

I think we're all forgetting that the receptionist who fields emails and phone calls is, in fact, the one making admissions decisions. Every call he or she takes is a ding for an otherwise qualified applicant.

Think of the otherwise qualified applicants, folks!

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Icculus wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
UMich11 wrote:
Presidentjlh wrote:Still haven't gotten my interview request scheduled even though I submitted it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Can't be a good sign. :(


I highly doubt they will forgo an interview b/c they have already decided to deny you. Give them a call and see what they say about the interview schedule/where you are with that. A little nudge never hurt.


Pointless calls like this to "nudge" them along when it won't actually accomplish anything at all just serves to hurt the applicant pool as a whole by distracting adcoms from their jobs, which is to render decisions for us applicants..


This is not at all correct. While I'm not sure it would help move things along, it will not hurt the applicant pool as a whole.


I visited a school recently and heard the director of admissions field two calls that sounded like they were answering things that were in the instructions on their app. Basic stuff. Can't imagine it was a good use of their time. Then again I didn't hear the whole question (obviously) so maybe it did necessitate a call. Also the office secretary was at lunch so maybe people who aren't making decisions don't usually have to field the basic calls.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:42 pm

LOL

But yeah, I've done two interviews on campus so far, and the questions you'd overhear the secretary fielding were hilarious.

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

Postby teiswei » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:46 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:LOL

But yeah, I've done two interviews on campus so far, and the questions you'd overhear the secretary fielding were hilarious.

two?

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:47 pm

teiswei wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:LOL

But yeah, I've done two interviews on campus so far, and the questions you'd overhear the secretary fielding were hilarious.

two?

Different schools

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

Postby teiswei » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:48 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
teiswei wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:LOL

But yeah, I've done two interviews on campus so far, and the questions you'd overhear the secretary fielding were hilarious.

two?

Different schools

Thought I missed out on something

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

Postby Presidentjlh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:50 pm

Alright, left a vm to get it scheduled, hope I didn't sound nervous, although I probably did.

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

Postby nsideirish » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:51 pm

My status just changed to "Decision letter available within 24 hours."

....now what?

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:51 pm

:!:

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

Postby shntn » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:53 pm

nsideirish wrote:My status just changed to "Decision letter available within 24 hours."

....now what?

RD???

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

Postby letitloose » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:53 pm

Mine just changed also. ED.

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

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:54 pm

BigZuck wrote:s not h

I visited a school recently and heard the director of admissions field two calls that sounded like they were answering things that were in the instructions on their app. Basic stuff. Can't imagine it was a good use of their time. Then again I didn't hear the whole question (obviously) so maybe it did necessitate a call. Also the office secretary was at lunch so maybe people who aren't making decisions don't usually have to field the basic calls.

A lot of times those are losers and newbs looking for an excuse to talk to ad coms and draw ATTN to their apps.

TLSers are up on game enough to not engage in such fuckery

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

Postby letitloose » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:54 pm

letitloose wrote:Mine just changed also. ED.

What am I grabbing out of the "mixed bag?"




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