Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

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How many years of work experience do you have?

K-JD
53
25%
1-2
78
36%
3-5
50
23%
6-10
21
10%
I rode a dinosaur to my undergraduate classes
12
6%
 
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thepsychedelic
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby thepsychedelic » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Just echoing what’s been said, had an off-campus interview today and definitely sold me on Northwestern more. It sounds pretty great!!

ksmaster123
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ksmaster123 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:22 pm

Hey guys, for the ED certification, can we scan a physically signed copy and email the PDF to them? I did this on Wednesday (suggested deadline for ED) and they've yet to respond or check off the ED cert box on the status checker.

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xinaialice
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby xinaialice » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:25 pm

ksmaster123 wrote:Hey guys, for the ED certification, can we scan a physically signed copy and email the PDF to them? I did this on Wednesday (suggested deadline for ED) and they've yet to respond or check off the ED cert box on the status checker.


I think you will be fine, and you may want to email them letting them know that your ED box hasn't checked off.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby 38981928 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:02 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:Just echoing what’s been said, had an off-campus interview today and definitely sold me on Northwestern more. It sounds pretty great!!


So jealous of the people who had a great interview that got them pumped for Northwestern! I think the interviewer liked me just fine (we spoke for more than an hour and really connected about a lot of stuff like our shared volunteer interests and whatnot), but when it came to actually talking about schools and I asked her what she loved most about Northwestern and if she’s happy she went there, she literally said, “Well at the time that was the school I could get in to, but I mean I was able to get a good job after” :shock: She also talked more about a particular Ivy (HYPS) that all her kids attend than Northwestern. I feel like I learned more about student culture at that Ivy than Northwestern!

I still love Northwestern though !!! All the positives I’ve learned from my own research can’t be brought down by that!

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Walliums
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Walliums » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:04 pm

So, what’s the thinking on timing for decisions for RD applicants? Not until January at least?

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Bush v. Gorgeous
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:50 pm

Walliums wrote:So, what’s the thinking on timing for decisions for RD applicants? Not until January at least?


Man, I hope not! One of my very top choices....

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MT Cicero
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby MT Cicero » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
Walliums wrote:So, what’s the thinking on timing for decisions for RD applicants? Not until January at least?


Man, I hope not! One of my very top choices....


The year I applied, there was a decently large wave in mid-to-late December (pre-Christmas).

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby jjdude14 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:45 pm

ED Question:
I applied ED as a hail Mary with a poor LSAT, slightly above median GPA. I highly doubt I'll be getting ED based on that LSAT. I'm retaking in December and am expecting a good result (one that would probably get me in as a URM).

At the time I wasn't really thinking about this but, if my December LSAT comes back with a good score, they can't base their ED decision off of that correct? Because the score won't be available until after December (when they say they get back for ED), right? Just making sure I wouldn't be locked into Northwestern based off my December LSAT. (sorry if this is confusing)

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ksmaster123 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:56 am

jjdude14 wrote:ED Question:
I applied ED as a hail Mary with a poor LSAT, slightly above median GPA. I highly doubt I'll be getting ED based on that LSAT. I'm retaking in December and am expecting a good result (one that would probably get me in as a URM).

At the time I wasn't really thinking about this but, if my December LSAT comes back with a good score, they can't base their ED decision off of that correct? Because the score won't be available until after December (when they say they get back for ED), right? Just making sure I wouldn't be locked into Northwestern based off my December LSAT. (sorry if this is confusing)


It's on their website that the last LSAT accepted for ED is Sept/Oct. So, no.

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Walliums
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Walliums » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:26 pm

MT Cicero wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
Walliums wrote:So, what’s the thinking on timing for decisions for RD applicants? Not until January at least?


Man, I hope not! One of my very top choices....


The year I applied, there was a decently large wave in mid-to-late December (pre-Christmas).


Being in an acceptance wave in December would be the best Christmas present ever!

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MT Cicero
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:08 pm

Walliums wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
Walliums wrote:So, what’s the thinking on timing for decisions for RD applicants? Not until January at least?


Man, I hope not! One of my very top choices....


The year I applied, there was a decently large wave in mid-to-late December (pre-Christmas).


Being in an acceptance wave in December would be the best Christmas present ever!


Yep, that was me. Got in the day I had family coming in to visit (19 December), but that was back in 2013. Not sure if they've kept up the practice in more recent years.

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Cogburn1984
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Cogburn1984 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:32 pm

Anyone else opt for the on-campus alumni interview? I just completed mine this weekend and it went exceedingly well.

I'm slightly paranoid that alumni interviews won't carry as much weight as adcomm interviews. Anyone care to confirm/dis-confirm?

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principalagent
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby principalagent » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:40 pm

I did the Black Students Initiative interview and really enjoyed it! I clicked quite well with my interviewer. If you get invited, I would highly recommend doing that interview process.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby usaorbust » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:12 pm

principalagent wrote:I did the Black Students Initiative interview and really enjoyed it! I clicked quite well with my interviewer. If you get invited, I would highly recommend doing that interview process.

I signed up for my interview the same day I got an email from the Black Students Initiative email, so I didn't end up signing up with them. Kind of wish I did.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ghostlyyy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:01 pm

Weird question:

Would it look bad to email admissions asking if your application could be moved from the RD cycle to the ED cycle? I know the deadline is Dec. 1. I went complete in early October and interviewed in October. Would this be completely out of bounds to ask to change?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby profdogwalker » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:43 pm

ghostlyyy wrote:Weird question:

Would it look bad to email admissions asking if your application could be moved from the RD cycle to the ED cycle? I know the deadline is Dec. 1. I went complete in early October and interviewed in October. Would this be completely out of bounds to ask to change?


I think that would look good since you would be 100% committing to them...

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ghostlyyy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:53 pm

profdogwalker wrote:
ghostlyyy wrote:Weird question:

Would it look bad to email admissions asking if your application could be moved from the RD cycle to the ED cycle? I know the deadline is Dec. 1. I went complete in early October and interviewed in October. Would this be completely out of bounds to ask to change?


I think that would look good since you would be 100% committing to them...


True. I was just wondering if it would be considered odd that I changed my mind 1.5 months after submitting my app.

ksmaster123
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ksmaster123 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:41 am

Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby pbsdotcom » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:34 am

ksmaster123 wrote:Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.


When did you email them?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby pbsdotcom » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:35 am

ksmaster123 wrote:Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.


When did you email them?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby 38981928 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:57 am

ksmaster123 wrote:Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.


I emailed about an interview question and they responded to me within the same day, but they might be on Thanksgiving break right now?

ksmaster123
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ksmaster123 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:40 pm

38981928 wrote:
ksmaster123 wrote:Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.


I emailed about an interview question and they responded to me within the same day, but they might be on Thanksgiving break right now?


Emailed them last Wednesday and yesterday... Think I'll call today lol.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby LSNlife » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:44 pm

ksmaster123 wrote:
38981928 wrote:
ksmaster123 wrote:Does the admissions office answer emails promptly? Been trying to reach them, but they haven't sent a reply.


I emailed about an interview question and they responded to me within the same day, but they might be on Thanksgiving break right now?


Emailed them last Wednesday and yesterday... Think I'll call today lol.


I emailed them with a question some time in October and never got a response...but I called two weeks later and they were wonderfully helpful.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Art_Vandelay_ » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:47 pm

Has anyone had to change from an on-campus to an off-campus interview?

Just learned that I might not be able to make my on-campus interview scheduled for Dec. 2. due to important business. As of now there are no other dates available. It would be way more convenient for me to have an off-campus interview anyways. But I already submitted my application and indicated that I will be interviewing on-campus.

So I guess the best way to go about it would be to just email them and ask for an off-campus interview?




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