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

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:23 am

Applied early Sept and interviewed mid Sept. How soon should I expect to hear back?

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

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:57 am

December or January

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

Postby Walliums » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:22 pm

jellyjar wrote:
Olive Juice wrote:
Walliums wrote:Has anyone done the on-campus interview? Mine is next week!


Yes! I interviewed with a student, it was great. I think it's also possible to have it with an admissions person. I highly recommend doing the tour and sitting in on a class too, while you're there, if the schedule works with your interview time! That gave me a great feel for the school.

The interviewer had a pretty long list of questions to draw from, and seemed to be picking and choosing based on my resume. The expected stuff (Why NU, why law) and some job-interviewy type questions ("tell me about a time you've handled conflict at work"). Nothing too out of left field, and very friendly.


I also did one, and I second doing the tour (and would have done a class if I had time). I interviewed with an assistant admissions person, and it wasn't great. Very one sided, didn't feel like a conversation at all. Questions I can remember:
- Why law?
- Why NU?
- Tell me about yourself (how do you spend your time, etc.)
- Favorite and least favorite classes (I'm K-JD, so that might be for people still in undergrad)
- A time you were on a team
- A time you were on a team and it didn't go well (I thought it was odd that she made these two completely separate questions, but whatever)
- Are you organized?
- What's your biggest weakness?
- What is something you'd like the committee to know that isn't completely apparent on your application?

Hope that helps! The school is gorge, Chicago is very cool (visiting was my first time in the city), and the students seem really nice and collegial.


Thank you both! I will have time to sit in on a class and do a tour. I just need to call admissions ahead of time, right?

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

Postby jellyjar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:42 pm

Walliums wrote:
jellyjar wrote:
Olive Juice wrote:
Walliums wrote:Has anyone done the on-campus interview? Mine is next week!


Yes! I interviewed with a student, it was great. I think it's also possible to have it with an admissions person. I highly recommend doing the tour and sitting in on a class too, while you're there, if the schedule works with your interview time! That gave me a great feel for the school.

The interviewer had a pretty long list of questions to draw from, and seemed to be picking and choosing based on my resume. The expected stuff (Why NU, why law) and some job-interviewy type questions ("tell me about a time you've handled conflict at work"). Nothing too out of left field, and very friendly.


I also did one, and I second doing the tour (and would have done a class if I had time). I interviewed with an assistant admissions person, and it wasn't great. Very one sided, didn't feel like a conversation at all. Questions I can remember:
- Why law?
- Why NU?
- Tell me about yourself (how do you spend your time, etc.)
- Favorite and least favorite classes (I'm K-JD, so that might be for people still in undergrad)
- A time you were on a team
- A time you were on a team and it didn't go well (I thought it was odd that she made these two completely separate questions, but whatever)
- Are you organized?
- What's your biggest weakness?
- What is something you'd like the committee to know that isn't completely apparent on your application?

Hope that helps! The school is gorge, Chicago is very cool (visiting was my first time in the city), and the students seem really nice and collegial.


Thank you both! I will have time to sit in on a class and do a tour. I just need to call admissions ahead of time, right?

Not for the tour/class, you can just show up.

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

Postby Olive Juice » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:34 pm

Yup, and they have schedules for both posted online. I think the tours are just noon on Mondays and Fridays, but I could be misremembering. There's a variety of classes to choose from all week long.

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

Postby emx0824 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Just did my online interview - I don't think many of my responses were recorded in full...such a bummer...this online format is very challenging

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

Postby jakebrigance11 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:02 pm

What’s stronger: 168V/165Q on the GRE or 169 on the LSAT? Or pick both?

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

Postby gmenold » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:03 pm

jakebrigance11 wrote:What’s stronger: 168V/165Q on the GRE or 169 on the LSAT? Or pick both?


169 LSAT is 97th percentile, idk what the percentile is for those GREs, but that's how I would compare them.

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

Postby InterLaw » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:36 am

gmenold wrote:
jakebrigance11 wrote:What’s stronger: 168V/165Q on the GRE or 169 on the LSAT? Or pick both?


169 LSAT is 97th percentile, idk what the percentile is for those GREs, but that's how I would compare them.


Unfortunately I don't think the GRE releases percentile segments for combined scores... Meaning that 165Q is 89th percentile, but who knows how many 165Q make it to 168V? That's why making comparisons is actually pretty impossible and until we will have a benchmark (i.e. next year applicant looking at this year class profiles) it's all a guessing game.
OP, I really don't know how to how to help you but translating your score in the same "language". You have:

LSAT: 96,67%
GRE: 89% Q / 98% V

Until we don't know if the two GRE scores are weighted the same, I vote for the LSAT.

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

Postby KPUSN07 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:48 am

Did my off campus interview - great experience.

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

Postby kimi14118 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:28 am

Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?

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

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:49 am

kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.

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

Postby rowdy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

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

Postby PostNihilist » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:56 am

rowdy wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

Did my online interview over 3 weeks ago, still incomplete. Also sent an email a week and a half ago, still no response, probably going to call next week if there still isn't any change, but I think they're just swamped.

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

Postby lawcurious909 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:46 pm

PostNihilist wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

Did my online interview over 3 weeks ago, still incomplete. Also sent an email a week and a half ago, still no response, probably going to call next week if there still isn't any change, but I think they're just swamped.


Are you ED? It might be that they are prioritizing completing those apps, b/c I did my online interview 2 days ago, and everything showed complete today.

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

Postby PostNihilist » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:13 pm

lawcurious909 wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

Did my online interview over 3 weeks ago, still incomplete. Also sent an email a week and a half ago, still no response, probably going to call next week if there still isn't any change, but I think they're just swamped.


Are you ED? It might be that they are prioritizing completing those apps, b/c I did my online interview 2 days ago, and everything showed complete today.

I'm RD

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

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm

PostNihilist wrote:
lawcurious909 wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

Did my online interview over 3 weeks ago, still incomplete. Also sent an email a week and a half ago, still no response, probably going to call next week if there still isn't any change, but I think they're just swamped.


Are you ED? It might be that they are prioritizing completing those apps, b/c I did my online interview 2 days ago, and everything showed complete today.

I'm RD


RD here too. Never mind then - sounds like it is all over the board! HOW FUN.

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

Postby heyduchess » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:55 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
RD here too. Never mind then - sounds like it is all over the board! HOW FUN.


Bush v Gorgeous - honestly just quoting you to let you know you have the best name on here. I'm obsessed.

All - If we're Complete, our interview is good-to-go and noted, yes?

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

Postby rowdy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:56 pm

heyduchess wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
RD here too. Never mind then - sounds like it is all over the board! HOW FUN.


Bush v Gorgeous - honestly just quoting you to let you know you have the best name on here. I'm obsessed.

All - If we're Complete, our interview is good-to-go and noted, yes?


Correct!

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

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:05 pm

heyduchess wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
RD here too. Never mind then - sounds like it is all over the board! HOW FUN.


Bush v Gorgeous - honestly just quoting you to let you know you have the best name on here. I'm obsessed.

All - If we're Complete, our interview is good-to-go and noted, yes?


Thanks! I'm all about Al in a crown.

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

Postby kimi14118 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
lawcurious909 wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
kimi14118 wrote:Had my interview over a week ago. My status checker still says incomplete. Should I email an admissions?


I would. Maybe your interviewer forgot to notify them? I went complete about 3 days after my alumni interview.


Mine took 2-3 weeks. I might not worry about it unless you are ED and need to be complete by Wednesday.

Did my online interview over 3 weeks ago, still incomplete. Also sent an email a week and a half ago, still no response, probably going to call next week if there still isn't any change, but I think they're just swamped.


Are you ED? It might be that they are prioritizing completing those apps, b/c I did my online interview 2 days ago, and everything showed complete today.

I'm RD


RD here too. Never mind then - sounds like it is all over the board! HOW FUN.


I'll wait another week then email them. If it took others to update even though on the status checker it says 3-5 days.

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

Postby jellyjar » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Ok so does "Your application is now complete and is being reviewed by the Admissions Committee" mean that I'm under review? Maybe it's a dumb question...

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

Postby heyduchess » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:16 pm

jellyjar wrote:Ok so does "Your application is now complete and is being reviewed by the Admissions Committee" mean that I'm under review? Maybe it's a dumb question...


I'd guess yes?

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

Postby mwells56 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Had an off-campus interview today. Guy was super nice, didn't ask me any of those list questions posted here earlier. Was pretty laid back, talked about the experiences on my resume and mostly chit-chatted, but about substantive stuff. I'm KJD with 3.74/168 so nothing's a slam dunk for me, hoping this helps me out.

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

Postby Walliums » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:21 pm

I did my on-campus interview today and toured and sat in on a class. I’m in love. Everyone was SO nice. Facilities are awesome, profs are awesome. In my interview I was pretty close to just begging them to let me in. If I don’t get in I will be so devastated. I hope they liked me :’(




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