Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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thechancellor
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby thechancellor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:20 pm

there will be another set of decisions going out later this afternoon. #givethepeoplewhattheywant


Apparently Johann has been stockpiling these decisions.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby objection_your_honor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:20 pm

Since this last round seemed to be all held/reject, maybe it'll be mostly good news.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby NYC-WVU » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:26 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:Also held. What I expected though. Northwestern doesn't put anyone on an official "waitlist" until the class is filled, so "hold" is technically sort of different but for our purposes, it's essentially the same. More waiting.

I would say being "held" is totally different from being "waitlisted." Yes, the effect is the same, i.e., you have to wait longer, but the meaning is totally different.
Waitlist seems to mean: if our class doesn't fill up with the people that we've accepted the first time around, we'll come back to your application.
Held means: We couldn't give you $150k in scholarship money, but we'll come back to your application when there isn't a giant scholarship attached to it.
I don't think they're the same.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:32 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Also held. What I expected though. Northwestern doesn't put anyone on an official "waitlist" until the class is filled, so "hold" is technically sort of different but for our purposes, it's essentially the same. More waiting.

I would say being "held" is totally different from being "waitlisted." Yes, the effect is the same, i.e., you have to wait longer, but the meaning is totally different.
Waitlist seems to mean: if our class doesn't fill up with the people that we've accepted the first time around, we'll come back to your application.
Held means: We couldn't give you $150k in scholarship money, but we'll come back to your application when there isn't a giant scholarship attached to it.
I don't think they're the same.


the blueprint LSAT blog had a nice explanation of held vs. waitlist:

When you’re waitlisted, a decision has typically already been made, and the school likes someone else better than you. Like that blonde, they’re waiting to hear back from their preferred applicants before extending you an offer. Your best bet is to send additional, high-quality materials if requested (don’t if you aren’t unless you call and they specifically say okay) and hope that a lot of students say no to the law school, thus freeing up positions for you. You also might want to call that bookish brunette who’s a little wild in the sack, otherwise known as a lower-ranked law school.

In case of the hold, it’s likely that you’ve been given a chance to wow. A decision hasn’t been made either way, and the law school is setting aside your application to continue deliberating on it. In the case of a hold, it’s likely that the school will ask for more materials and you should take this chance to do everything you can to sway the decision. Chocolates and a plan for a romantic evening will help you out, both in the law school admissions process and the dating world. Get to it.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Luchi91 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:52 pm

Damnit, held.

Thank God. My numbers suck

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby monsterman » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:52 pm

I just got a happy holidays email from Indiana Tech. Consolation prize for being held.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby carmensandiego » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:58 pm

monsterman wrote:I just got a happy holidays email from Indiana Tech. Consolation prize for being held.


Haha me too!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby EEguy5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:01 pm

So is being held the second best outcome? They don't automatically admit RD from the ED applicants right? Its either admit with ED contract, or hold?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:02 pm

So it seems like today's just ED again? Last year I think the days after the first were mixed ED/RD.

Anyone want to tweet at Johann and ask? :)

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:03 pm

midwest17 wrote:So it seems like today's just ED again? Last year I think the days after the first were mixed ED/RD.


I'm pretty sure you are correct.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby OsaroLJ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:17 pm

Lots of held today huh? Wonder if they just stacked them up like that?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby James232 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:35 pm

In! RD, submitted late Sept.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby OsaroLJ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:36 pm

James232 wrote:In! RD, submitted late Sept.


Let the games begin! Good luck guys!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Robert_Bert » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:38 pm

In! Clicked on the link in the status checker. 170, 3.9X...early october submission

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby anon1538 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:47 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:In! Clicked on the link in the status checker. 170, 3.9X...early october submission


ED or RD?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:52 pm

Accepted! Completed 11/27.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby oxie » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:52 pm

IN!!!

RD, submitted mid September, 177+/3.8x

Congrats to everyone else getting in tonight!
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby objection_your_honor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:53 pm

anon1538 wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:In! Clicked on the link in the status checker. 170, 3.9X...early october submission


ED or RD?


Based on post history that was RD.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t14splitter » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:54 pm

I got an email saying my RD decision would be available after 6. anyone else?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby objection_your_honor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:54 pm

It's most likely available right now.

https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/A ... _Login.cfm

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Leo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:56 pm

I wish they would review AJD applications now, too :(

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t14splitter » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:57 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:It's most likely available right now.

https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/A ... _Login.cfm


It isn't :?

But I think that I won't get accepted straight up anyway because I have no WE despite being over medians. We'll see.

Congrats to all of the admits!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby californiauser » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:57 pm

Just got in. Stoked, first T14!

Submitted mid-September, interview mid-Novemeber.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:00 pm

In via RD. LSAT below median, above 25%, GPA below 25%. Not a URM.

Eat it, everyone who says softs don't matter. 8)

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:02 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:In via RD. LSAT below median, above 25%, GPA below 25%. Not a URM.

Eat it, everyone who says softs don't matter. 8)


They definitely matter most at NU (and Yale to an extent).




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