Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Status check: what's your current relationship status with Northwestern?

Long-term relationship (Admitted and planning to attend)
17
18%
Friends with benefits (Admitted but still playing the field and trying to decide)
16
17%
Hit it and quit it (Admitted but withdrew app and going somewhere else)
13
14%
Friendzone (Waitlist hell)
21
22%
Shot down (Ding)
1
1%
Ghosted (Submitted but radio silence)
26
28%
 
Total votes: 94

2000andBeyond
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:32 am

TripleM wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
xandra_v wrote:Week 11, changed complete date on 3/28, and deposit deadline Friday. Hmm...

Week 12, changed complete date on 3/31...

Why does Northwestern release decisions so late? I didn't even apply here, but I just looked back through old cycles on LSN and am astounded

Lol just got my acceptance (online decision letter). Will definitely withdraw since NU requires essays to be considered for scholarship money... :roll:

Don't do that! They are 2 500-word essays. I think I did them in less than an hour. Why not try?

I disagree. They were the worst essays I've ever done. Took me 3 weeks. Definitely don't make the effort. (I'm still negotiating so it would leave more money for me)


lol

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby latetothis » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:52 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby alpha kenny body » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:50 am

latetothis wrote:I would totally do those essays IF THEY WOULD GET BACK TO ME.

Nah, I'm not impatient. It's only April 19.

I was bored and read last year cycle threads for most schools, and apparently theres a lot more waiting to be done brah. Holds getting places on summer waitlists in june/july, waitlist interviews in may, wl movement largely in july

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby angrypepe » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:04 am

fips tedora wrote:
latetothis wrote:I would totally do those essays IF THEY WOULD GET BACK TO ME.

Nah, I'm not impatient. It's only April 19.

I was bored and read last year cycle threads for most schools, and apparently theres a lot more waiting to be done brah. Holds getting places on summer waitlists in june/july, waitlist interviews in may, wl movement largely in july



FML

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 am

No quote please

My scholly reconsideration was granted, word to my h8rs :lol: . Small bump, but every cent helps.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby latetothis » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:21 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm

nw still ghosting me...

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby suitsandpotions » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Waitlisted yesterday

intlbr
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Hey, did everyone who got a Decision letter receive this email "The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application for Admission. To view your decision, please login to our Status Check Webpage. Your decision letter will be available after 6:00PM CST time today."?

I ask because I was WL'ed on Tuesday and didn't get any emails, but today I received this one. Is it possible that they already dinged/accepted me off the WL or is it just a late email?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MadamSecretary » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:27 pm

There is a lag between the decision letter and the email

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:35 pm

MadamSecretary wrote:There is a lag between the decision letter and the email

Thanks, but is a 4-day lag ok? Or is it possible that I'll be dinged after 6pm CTS? (I'm assuming the worse cause there's no deposit fees in my Status Checker, and I'm just that paranoid, still not really believing my reach school WLed me, instead of just rejecting me outright.. I guess I'm sort of waiting for them to realize they sent me the wrong letter :oops: :cry: )

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MadamSecretary » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:44 pm

intlbr wrote:
MadamSecretary wrote:There is a lag between the decision letter and the email

Thanks, but is a 4-day lag ok? Or is it possible that I'll be dinged after 6pm CTS? (I'm assuming the worse cause there's no deposit fees in my Status Checker, and I'm just that paranoid, still not really believing my reach school WLed me, instead of just rejecting me outright.. I guess I'm sort of waiting for them to realize they sent me the wrong letter :oops: :cry: )



4 day lag is normal this late in the cycle, they probably upload all of the decisions at once and send individual emails afterwords (my best guess), and they wouldn't have made a decision after wait listing you that quickly... I am a reverse splitter and they were my reach school, I was waitlisted as well. Something about you must have caught their eye, do not assume the worst!!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:15 pm

still only crickets so far................

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby melmelcoolj » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:46 am

I don't even have a second complete date. I am starting to believe they lost my app.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Watababe » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:49 pm

I'm officially joining team "The scholarship essays are the WORST"

I think part of it is admissions cycle burnout where I just want to be done and not have to keep doing things to find out where I'm going to be in the fall, like if I had been doing this a couple months ago this would have been easier but honestly I don't know why but writing about why I deserve aid (especially from a merit standpoint) was so difficult.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby laqueredup » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:33 am

Withdrew last week, Good Luck all!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby xandra_v » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:46 am

Anyone else in last week's wave waiting on financial aid info?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cftvgybhu » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:00 am

xandra_v wrote:Anyone else in last week's wave waiting on financial aid info?

hands up! i just sent the submissions on Monday, do you know how long usually between an ad with the $$ ?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Watababe » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:05 am

cftvgybhu wrote:
xandra_v wrote:Anyone else in last week's wave waiting on financial aid info?

hands up! i just sent the submissions on Monday, do you know how long usually between an ad with the $$ ?


+1 I'm hoping we'll find out later this week/early next week. It'd be nice to know how big the wave was so we know how many people they have to read through

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby xandra_v » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:06 am

cftvgybhu wrote:
xandra_v wrote:Anyone else in last week's wave waiting on financial aid info?

hands up! i just sent the submissions on Monday, do you know how long usually between an ad with the $$ ?


So I emailed them because I have another deposit deadline coming up soon, and they seemed to indicate that the scholarship committee was meeting mid-late this week and would notify people after that. Though I don't know what their "cutoff" is for what apps are reviewed at that meeting (I sent mine in literally the day after I was admitted, haha). I would guess late this week or early next; but I could be totally wrong.

I'm mostly stressed out about how there's no way to predict what they might give...LSN data seems all over the place.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cftvgybhu » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:08 am

xandra_v wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
xandra_v wrote:Anyone else in last week's wave waiting on financial aid info?

hands up! i just sent the submissions on Monday, do you know how long usually between an ad with the $$ ?


So I emailed them because I have another deposit deadline coming up soon, and they seemed to indicate that the scholarship committee was meeting mid-late this week and would notify people after that. Though I don't know what their "cutoff" is for what apps are reviewed at that meeting (I sent mine in literally the day after I was admitted, haha). I would guess late this week or early next; but I could be totally wrong.

I'm mostly stressed out about how there's no way to predict what they might give...LSN data seems all over the place.


sounds promising! sit tight! :wink:

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jazzybean » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:07 am

Has anyone else who was in the recent admit wave submitted an appeal for "NU Independent" status (ie financially independent from parents)? Wondering how long that process takes...

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby xandra_v » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:10 am

jazzybean wrote:Has anyone else who was in the recent admit wave submitted an appeal for "NU Independent" status (ie financially independent from parents)? Wondering how long that process takes...


I did! It was super fast once I sent in the documents. They asked like two questions and then granted it the same day. But I think it helped that I had emailed Admissions with a separate question and mentioned my appeal; they replied and CC'd the financial aid folks, which might have moved everything along...

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jazzybean » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:19 am

xandra_v wrote:
jazzybean wrote:Has anyone else who was in the recent admit wave submitted an appeal for "NU Independent" status (ie financially independent from parents)? Wondering how long that process takes...


I did! It was super fast once I sent in the documents. They asked like two questions and then granted it the same day. But I think it helped that I had emailed Admissions with a separate question and mentioned my appeal; they replied and CC'd the financial aid folks, which might have moved everything along...


Ok thanks! That is helpful. I also cc'd someone at admissions because the scholarship application was due already and I wanted them to know that I was still waiting for an appeal response. Anyway - hoping I'll hear back really soon.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carsondalywashere » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:34 am

jazzybean wrote:
xandra_v wrote:
jazzybean wrote:Has anyone else who was in the recent admit wave submitted an appeal for "NU Independent" status (ie financially independent from parents)? Wondering how long that process takes...


I did! It was super fast once I sent in the documents. They asked like two questions and then granted it the same day. But I think it helped that I had emailed Admissions with a separate question and mentioned my appeal; they replied and CC'd the financial aid folks, which might have moved everything along...


Ok thanks! That is helpful. I also cc'd someone at admissions because the scholarship application was due already and I wanted them to know that I was still waiting for an appeal response. Anyway - hoping I'll hear back really soon.


Can you speak a little more about this? Should I just email admissions directly and ask to appeal?




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