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

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

Postby subpoenacolada » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:20 pm

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rachelac wrote:Have any of y'all done the financial aid application yet? I'm a little unsure about how to "assess my position for merit aid" without coming off as an ass. Any guidance?


I did it last week. I'd just speak honestly about the things you bring to the table using references from the site - e.g. they value students with interesting work experience so you can talk about how you would bring interesting perspectives to the student body via your work in xyz. Talk about interesting academic projects you've done - things more in depth. They say specifically not to talk about gpa/lsat so I think just think of things that are unique / were challenging about your academic or work history and mention them. It's always going to be self-promotion for everyone so no worries. :)


I've really been putting this off. I've gotten all the financial info submitted but just can't seem to bring myself to write another essay about myself at the moment lol

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

Postby rachelac » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:04 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
rachelac wrote:Have any of y'all done the financial aid application yet? I'm a little unsure about how to "assess my position for merit aid" without coming off as an ass. Any guidance?


I did it last week. I'd just speak honestly about the things you bring to the table using references from the site - e.g. they value students with interesting work experience so you can talk about how you would bring interesting perspectives to the student body via your work in xyz. Talk about interesting academic projects you've done - things more in depth. They say specifically not to talk about gpa/lsat so I think just think of things that are unique / were challenging about your academic or work history and mention them. It's always going to be self-promotion for everyone so no worries. :)


This is great advice, thanks :) Gonna try to knock them out tonight or tomorrow

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

Postby alexeats » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:33 am

Does application complete mean I’ll hear anything soon? I submitted app around 11/8 and did interview within a week. Status website just says application complete and I’m so confused. I don’t check this one everyday but I feel like this is weird.

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

Postby Walliums » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 am

alexeats wrote:Does application complete mean I’ll hear anything soon? I submitted app around 11/8 and did interview within a week. Status website just says application complete and I’m so confused. I don’t check this one everyday but I feel like this is weird.


My understanding is this means you are under review!

Edit: You should see a message at the top of your status checker above the demographics block that says something along the lines of "Your application is now complete and is being reviewed"
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby alexeats » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am

Walliums wrote:
alexeats wrote:Does application complete mean I’ll hear anything soon? I submitted app around 11/8 and did interview within a week. Status website just says application complete and I’m so confused. I don’t check this one everyday but I feel like this is weird.


My understanding is this means you are under review!


Ok thank you!!

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

Postby bosshawg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 pm

mistakepluskeleven wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:Does anyone know when your status checker is supposed to "reset" for ED applicants who were held. Mine has been stuck on DLA since 12/13.


Looked through last years page and it didn't say, but looks like the RD waves post-holiday were as follows. Most ED holds who were admitted didn't hear until the second post-holiday wave

2013-2014 cycle: first post-holiday decision waves were 1/15 and 1/22
2014-2015 cycle: first post-holiday decision waves were 1/6 and 1/14
2015-2016 cycle: first post-holiday decision waves were 1/13 and 1/19
2016-2017 cycle: first post-holiday decision waves were 1/19 and 1/31

Fingers crossed!


Based solely off this praying for a wave this week

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

Postby Olive Juice » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:02 pm

I noticed today that the admitted students Facebook page is live now, in case anyone else is interested! The name is: Official Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Class of 2021

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:08 pm

Northwestern decision letter! And my status checker mentions a tuition deposit so I think i’m in!!
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Olive Juice » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:09 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:Northwestern decision letter! And my status checker mentions a tuition deposit so I think i’m in!!



Woohoo congrats!!

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

Postby mwells56 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:11 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:Northwestern decision letter! And my status checker mentions a tuition deposit so I think i’m in!!


I believe if you log in here you can know for sure! https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/A ... /login.cfm

When did you submit/interview?

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:14 pm

mwells56 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:Northwestern decision letter! And my status checker mentions a tuition deposit so I think i’m in!!


I believe if you log in here you can know for sure! https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/A ... /login.cfm

When did you submit/interview?


still says no decision letter yet, but fingers crossed. i submitted early nov and interviewed mid november!

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

Postby AlPastor » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:16 pm

"Decision letter available within 24 hrs"

Ahhh.... :!: :!: :!:

EDIT: IN!!

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

Postby Mikey » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:21 pm

AlPastor wrote:"Decision letter available within 24 hrs"

Ahhh.... :!: :!: :!:

EDIT: IN!!

Good shit homie! What was your timeline like?

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

Postby AlPastor » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:25 pm

Mikey wrote:Good shit homie! What was your timeline like?


Thanks!!

Submitted 10/19, Complete 10/23, Interviewed 11/02

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm

In as well!

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

Postby LawSSS » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm

In! yay :) Submitted mid October for the curious. I love that Northwestern makes you log into a system and then click a link to get to your decision. Way to make my heart leap right out of my chest haha

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

Postby invisibleone » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:53 pm

Really bummed. Nothing so far. Submitted/interviewed in Sept, above 75ths, 2 years of WE and from the Chi.

Does anyone know if decision roll out or come in waves?

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

Postby NavyNuke » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:53 pm

IN!!!!!

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

Postby hermanberk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:58 pm

I interviewed in December and my status is still "incomplete." Should I email admissions and ask about this? I feel a little dumb for not catching it earlier (today was my first time logging into the status checker).

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

Postby Hstrat » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:58 pm

I'm in!!! Anybody know the usual turnaround for scholarship info? If their offer is competitive they'll probably be my top choice!

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:59 pm

hermanberk wrote:I interviewed in December and my status is still "incomplete." Should I email admissions and ask about this? I feel a little dumb for not catching it earlier (today was my first time logging into the status checker).


It took a month for me to go complete after my interview. They have a backlog at this point.

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

Postby usaorbust » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:01 pm

principalagent wrote:In as well!

There we go!!!

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

Postby hermanberk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 pm

principalagent wrote:
hermanberk wrote:I interviewed in December and my status is still "incomplete." Should I email admissions and ask about this? I feel a little dumb for not catching it earlier (today was my first time logging into the status checker).


It took a month for me to go complete after my interview. They have a backlog at this point.


Oh, okay good to know. Thanks!

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

Postby OtisRedding24 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:17 pm

In today. Complete late October.

LSAT = 75
25 GPA 50

Pretty stoked, Northwestern is top 3 for me. Good luck all still waiting and congrats to those accepted!

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

Postby ChiCityLove » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Any ED holds hear anything today? My date's still stuck at 12/13.




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