Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

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rebexness
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby rebexness » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:40 pm

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xylocarp
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:36 pm

repost from fee waivers thread:

sneakyleo wrote:FYI regarding Northwestern, I'm pretty sure the link to request a fee waiver that was thrown out earlier in this thread was this one: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... nfeewaiver

That one asks for financial info, why you're requesting a waiver, etc.

However, I recently noticed that on their "Apply" page, there is a purple button saying "JD fee waiver," which I remember seeing mention of in last year's thread, but it wasn't up last time I was on their website. That brings you to this shorter form, with no financial info required: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... 4FeeWaiver

I filled out that form and got an email immediately saying they would send a waiver within a day or two. Got it within a few hours. It's good through 11/30.

it doesn't ask for LSAT or GPA or anything

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby Irish11 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:52 pm

xylocarp wrote:repost from fee waivers thread:

sneakyleo wrote:FYI regarding Northwestern, I'm pretty sure the link to request a fee waiver that was thrown out earlier in this thread was this one: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... nfeewaiver

That one asks for financial info, why you're requesting a waiver, etc.

However, I recently noticed that on their "Apply" page, there is a purple button saying "JD fee waiver," which I remember seeing mention of in last year's thread, but it wasn't up last time I was on their website. That brings you to this shorter form, with no financial info required: https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... 4FeeWaiver

I filled out that form and got an email immediately saying they would send a waiver within a day or two. Got it within a few hours. It's good through 11/30.

it doesn't ask for LSAT or GPA or anything


Glorious. Thanks for posting here.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:10 pm

Adding it to the OP...

here's what the email says:

Northwestern wrote:Dear XXXXXXX,
Thank you for your interest in Northwestern Law’s JD programs!
The Northwestern Law application fee waiver code will be sent to you at [email address]. You can expect to receive the code within the next 24-48 hours. Until you receive the code, we ask that you take the time to draft a thoughtful, error-free application to Northwestern Law for the Fall 2015 entering class. If you chose to submit your application online before receiving the fee waiver code, you will be required to pay the $100 application fee, as well as, the $25 CAS report fee for Northwestern University School of Law. We will NOT reimburse you for the application fee.

We are delighted you are strongly considering becoming a part of the Northwestern Law community. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at admissions@law.northwestern.edu.

On behalf of the Admissions Committee, we look forward to reviewing your application for admission to the 2015 entering class.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby rebexness » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby dabigchina » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:02 am

submitted ED. did i beat xylo?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:47 am

dabigchina wrote:submitted ED. did i beat xylo?

yes :mrgreen: I was too tired to fill out the short response questions last night, so I saved it for today. and good luck!!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby dabigchina » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:11 am

How much effort are you going to put into them xylo? I kinda didn't write too much because my ps already dealt extensively about them

And good luck! Even if u don't really need it with ur stats.

xylocarp wrote:
dabigchina wrote:submitted ED. did i beat xylo?

yes :mrgreen: I was too tired to fill out the short response questions last night, so I saved it for today. and good luck!!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:15 am

dabigchina wrote:How much effort are you going to put into them xylo? I kinda didn't write too much because my ps already dealt extensively about them

And good luck! Even if u don't really need it with ur stats.

xylocarp wrote:
dabigchina wrote:submitted ED. did i beat xylo?

yes :mrgreen: I was too tired to fill out the short response questions last night, so I saved it for today. and good luck!!

I'm not going to slave over them, but last night I probably would have made a stupid typo or grammar mistake. I just want to make sure they're nicely worded etc.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby rebexness » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:17 pm

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby taks7 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:32 pm

Hey guys and girls!

Wondering if you had any info on a question I have:

How much would it hurt my application if I decide not to interview?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:37 pm

rebexness wrote:Are you guys electing to interview? On campus, Skype, or off campus?

I am assuming that Skype/On Campus interviews are both with admissions staff and thus may hold "more" weight than an off campus interview?

Debating.

I'm doing Skype. they say it won't weigh differently in the app, but I still think it would be more useful to do it with an adcom. plus a lot of different interviews are on Skype now, so I can use previous interviews as practice for this one and this one as practice for later ones.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby KMart » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:34 pm

taks7 wrote:Hey guys and girls!

Wondering if you had any info on a question I have:

How much would it hurt my application if I decide not to interview?

Depends on if you are K-JD or not. The interview can show a lot of maturity and focus for a perspective student that is in question for K-JDs. That is one reason they like WE.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby taks7 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:43 pm

imKMart wrote:
taks7 wrote:Hey guys and girls!

Wondering if you had any info on a question I have:

How much would it hurt my application if I decide not to interview?

Depends on if you are K-JD or not. The interview can show a lot of maturity and focus for a perspective student that is in question for K-JDs. That is one reason they like WE.


Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby 90convoy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:45 pm

rebexness wrote:Are you guys electing to interview? On campus, Skype, or off campus?

I am assuming that Skype/On Campus interviews are both with admissions staff and thus may hold "more" weight than an off campus interview?

Debating.


I'm going to do the on campus interview only because I live extremely close to the school

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby KMart » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:50 pm

90convoy wrote:
rebexness wrote:Are you guys electing to interview? On campus, Skype, or off campus?

I am assuming that Skype/On Campus interviews are both with admissions staff and thus may hold "more" weight than an off campus interview?

Debating.


I'm going to do the on campus interview only because I live extremely close to the school

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby whereskyle » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:31 pm

Apps are open! GL everyone. BTW, i did an off campus interview with a member of the admissions committee last year and saw a great result. Just throwing that out there.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:33 am

just submitted! did I beat xylo :oops:

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby champv17 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:12 am

Does anyone know, on average, how long it takes NW to give a decision for the ED app?

I'm taking LSAT in Sep, applying ED, and maybe retaking LSAT in Dec if rejected by NW ED. This would all depend on the time it takes for NW's to respond.

Thanks

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby Gray » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:34 am

xylocarp wrote:just submitted! did I beat xylo :oops:

hahhahahah 180

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby suppy183 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:51 pm

champv17 wrote:Does anyone know, on average, how long it takes NW to give a decision for the ED app?

I'm taking LSAT in Sep, applying ED, and maybe retaking LSAT in Dec if rejected by NW ED. This would all depend on the time it takes for NW's to respond.

Thanks


From LSN, it looks like a lot of people heard back on 12/13 last year.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby Gray » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:58 pm

champv17 wrote:Does anyone know, on average, how long it takes NW to give a decision for the ED app?

I'm taking LSAT in Sep, applying ED, and maybe retaking LSAT in Dec if rejected by NW ED. This would all depend on the time it takes for NW's to respond.

Thanks

I might be wrong about this but if you have numbers close to good enough for NW ED (Which means CCN numbers at least- they're not just giving $50,000 per year away) the worst that can happen is that they'll just defer you to regular admission or waitlist you. If you feel a retake is necessary, you can do it in February, and the updated score might get you back into scholly territory.

You'll probably be able to tell once you get your Sept. score what the odds are like for you.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby champv17 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:13 pm

smccgrey wrote:
champv17 wrote:Does anyone know, on average, how long it takes NW to give a decision for the ED app?

I'm taking LSAT in Sep, applying ED, and maybe retaking LSAT in Dec if rejected by NW ED. This would all depend on the time it takes for NW's to respond.

Thanks

I might be wrong about this but if you have numbers close to good enough for NW ED (Which means CCN numbers at least- they're not just giving $50,000 per year away) the worst that can happen is that they'll just defer you to regular admission or waitlist you. If you feel a retake is necessary, you can do it in February, and the updated score might get you back into scholly territory.

You'll probably be able to tell once you get your Sept. score what the odds are like for you.


My GPA is above a 3.9 and I'm averaging around a 170. In Sep, If I get between a 168- 171, I'm planning on applying while still studying for December. If below, just retake. If above, consider applying to HYS.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby Gray » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:18 pm

champv17 wrote:My GPA is above a 3.9 and I'm averaging around a 170. In Sep, If I get between a 168- 171, I'm planning on applying while still studying for December. If below, just retake. If above, consider applying to HYS.


Sounds like a decent plan! Good luck next week. You probably won't hear back from NU before you write December, but hopefully you won't need to write it at all!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2018 Applicants

Postby xylocarp » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:13 pm

got my status checker! incomplete til I have my interview next week though




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