Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Mon May 20, 2013 9:00 pm

RedGiant wrote:So...spoke with Admissions today. Asked to remain on summer list after a small AJD snafu (some of you that were WL for AJD will know what I mean).

Anyway, she explained that the summer WL is essentially the same list, but they confirm whether folks who were on the "during the application cycle" list would like to remain on the list throughout the summer. I realized I was asking a sensitive question, and asked as delicately as possible for her to ballpark how many people were on the list. She explained that it was "several hundred" but that they were updating whether folks wanted to stay on or not, so it was moving downward every day, as many people had elected to attend other schools/not to remain on the list. And she also told me that the class, as it stood (not AJD--the whole class) was "full" and that they were "happy with where it stood", meaning that the only spots that open up between now and school start will be one-off dropouts.

As a wise man in Dumb & Dumber once said, "So you're saying there's a chance?"


:( aww man..

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby helpplease » Mon May 20, 2013 9:55 pm

RedGiant wrote:So...spoke with Admissions today. Asked to remain on summer list after a small AJD snafu (some of you that were WL for AJD will know what I mean).

Anyway, she explained that the summer WL is essentially the same list, but they confirm whether folks who were on the "during the application cycle" list would like to remain on the list throughout the summer. I realized I was asking a sensitive question, and asked as delicately as possible for her to ballpark how many people were on the list. She explained that it was "several hundred" but that they were updating whether folks wanted to stay on or not, so it was moving downward every day, as many people had elected to attend other schools/not to remain on the list. And she also told me that the class, as it stood (not AJD--the whole class) was "full" and that they were "happy with where it stood", meaning that the only spots that open up between now and school start will be one-off dropouts.

As a wise man in Dumb & Dumber once said, "So you're saying there's a chance?"


Lol, several hundred?! Fail. Everything else makes sense though. The waitlist is essentially a list of candidates to draw from when an already full class begins to decrease because of withdrawals. That shouldn't be surprising, and it's no different from any other waitlist at other schools.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby helpplease » Mon May 20, 2013 9:57 pm

pammie0415 wrote:Is it appropriate to write a LOCI just saying NU is my top choice without having major updates to add? I've already written 2 LOCI, thinking of a 3rd but don't want to annoy the office with too much communication. They specifically said only to send an appropriate amount of communication too.. =(

Thoughts?


I think if you don't have anything to add and have already sent two LOCIs then it might sound a bit redundant and pointless. Unless you haven't conveyed in your previous letters that NU is your top choice, I would refrain from sending another.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Mon May 20, 2013 10:15 pm

helpplease wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Is it appropriate to write a LOCI just saying NU is my top choice without having major updates to add? I've already written 2 LOCI, thinking of a 3rd but don't want to annoy the office with too much communication. They specifically said only to send an appropriate amount of communication too.. =(

Thoughts?


I think if you don't have anything to add and have already sent two LOCIs then it might sound a bit redundant and pointless. Unless you haven't conveyed in your previous letters that NU is your top choice, I would refrain from sending another.



Well, if there's a reoccurring theme in all the stuff I sent NU, it's "I love you NU". I guess I shouldn't send them another letter then. Definitely don't want to incur the wrath of Johann.. :?

Anyone else has any ideas on how to tell NU how much you want to be there without sounding desperate and annoying? email? phone?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby DaRascal » Mon May 20, 2013 10:35 pm

I'm confused. How is it that they accept around 25% of WL'ed students every year when there's a several hundred person WL and the class is full by the end of May??

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby helpplease » Mon May 20, 2013 10:51 pm

DaRascal wrote:I'm confused. How is it that they accept around 25% of WL'ed students every year when there's a several hundred person WL and the class is full by the end of May??


Not sure, but I don't think there will be several hundred people on the WL by the time the June 3rd deadline rolls around. Just on LSN, 14 applicants were WL-->accepted last cycle. I think it would be safe to assume ~5-10 more people were offered admissions off the waitlist that weren't on LSN, which translates to 76-96 students total initially on the waitlist.

People will be withdrawing left and right the next few days and a lot of people won't respond at all so i'm sure the list will decrease significantly.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby senorhosh » Mon May 20, 2013 10:57 pm

DaRascal wrote:I'm confused. How is it that they accept around 25% of WL'ed students every year when there's a several hundred person WL and the class is full by the end of May??


1. I think they are talking about summer WL, meaning they accept 25% of students who were willing to wait throughout the summer until on or around the first day of class (not entirely sure though). This seems like a lot smaller pool than the entire WL class.
2. Class being full doesn't mean much. We have to wait for HYS to pull from the waitlist, then it'll trickle down. Also, there might be some people who are double deposited and schools are probably going to give them an ultimatum soon. There will be people who will freak out about paying sticker and either drop out or take another school for more money. There might be people who defer, or who will decide to reapply. It's difficult to predict.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby snapdragon25 » Tue May 21, 2013 9:50 am

RedGiant wrote:So...spoke with Admissions today. Asked to remain on summer list after a small AJD snafu (some of you that were WL for AJD will know what I mean).

Anyway, she explained that the summer WL is essentially the same list, but they confirm whether folks who were on the "during the application cycle" list would like to remain on the list throughout the summer. I realized I was asking a sensitive question, and asked as delicately as possible for her to ballpark how many people were on the list. She explained that it was "several hundred" but that they were updating whether folks wanted to stay on or not, so it was moving downward every day, as many people had elected to attend other schools/not to remain on the list. And she also told me that the class, as it stood (not AJD--the whole class) was "full" and that they were "happy with where it stood", meaning that the only spots that open up between now and school start will be one-off dropouts.

As a wise man in Dumb & Dumber once said, "So you're saying there's a chance?"



Thanks RG!

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 21, 2013 1:59 pm

I am yet another in the waitlisted and then confusingly "summer waitlisted" camp.. have we figured out what the deal is yet?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 pm

Anyone else here who's international? A friend just told me that for international students, there's a visa deadline date (which is end of June apparently) and after that, even if you're admitted off the wait list you can't attend the school because the State Department required international students to apply for their visas like 2 months in advance? :shock: :? :?

Does anyone know if this is true? I know from last year's thread that some internationals got in towards the end of June.. Anyone know if ppl got in after that and was still ok?

Thanks in advance for any info. I'm kinda freaking out now! I was willing to wait all the way until Aug too. :( :(

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby gravitygravity » Wed May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Held -> Accept, just withdrawn due to the fact that I had just visited and really liked a school I was WL -> Accept at the day before NU rendered my new decision. I hope this opens up a spot for one of you. If anyone has questions for me about updates I sent NU while on hold, feel free to PM me. Best of luck to all of you!

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Brian_music » Thu May 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Johann and NU Law Admissions tweets that some WL acceptances are coming out shortly.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Letzgo1Gen » Thu May 23, 2013 6:05 pm

Brian_music wrote:Johann and NU Law Admissions tweets that some WL acceptances are coming out shortly.


It's past 5 there. I wonder how shortly...

Refreshing email compulsively....

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby helpplease » Thu May 23, 2013 6:15 pm

Letzgo1Gen wrote:
Brian_music wrote:Johann and NU Law Admissions tweets that some WL acceptances are coming out shortly.


It's past 5 there. I wonder how shortly...

Refreshing email compulsively....


I hope they tweet when they're released. Why must they get so many of our hopes up?? :(

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Letzgo1Gen » Thu May 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Anyone in?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Clearly » Thu May 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Tagging. Also on summer list.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Thu May 23, 2013 7:40 pm

Brian_music wrote:Johann and NU Law Admissions tweets that some WL acceptances are coming out shortly.


Probably Friday then I guess?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Gene Parmesan » Thu May 23, 2013 7:59 pm

checking in, what does everyone's status page say?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby helpplease » Thu May 23, 2013 8:04 pm

Nobody got anything? That was pretty disappointing and anticlimactic :(

Mine says decision letter available within 24 hours as of 05/16/2013

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby luxurylawyer » Thu May 23, 2013 8:05 pm

helpplease wrote:Nobody got anything? That was pretty disappointing and anticlimactic :(

Mine says decision letter available within 24 hours as of 05/16/2013


This. It appears "shortly" was referring to days, not hours.

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby snapdragon25 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:53 am

Shortly

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby LRGhost » Fri May 24, 2013 11:03 am

snapdragon25 wrote:Shortly

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Came RUNNING here to figure out what was going on

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby Inconceivable! » Fri May 24, 2013 11:04 am

LRGhost wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Shortly

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Came RUNNING here to figure out what was going on



Anyone want a peanut?

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Fri May 24, 2013 11:05 am

Did everyone get the financial aid email??

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Re: Northwestern Waitlisted c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Fri May 24, 2013 11:08 am

Just got accepted!!!!!!!




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