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

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

Postby HankScorpion » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:14 pm

latinxlawschool2020 wrote:
HankScorpion wrote:
latinxlawschool2020 wrote:IN!

Got an email around 9am. Some stats- I applied late September and interviewed mid October ..LSAT 153 (way below median >.< ) LSAC GPA 3.88

Congrats! You are giving me hope (cruel, cruel hope).


I also applied RD..good luck !:D
hey you never know, with my numbers I’m shocked schools even look at me.

I did as well, interviewed later than you though so I'm probably not going to hear back until late next month. Northwestern is my #1 choice but I know I'll be on the razor's edge. :(

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

Postby vikingrunner » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:46 pm

I found out they gave me a CRS waiver already (didn't have an LSAT score until yesterday) when I opened the app this morning, so I went ahead and finished my PS and applied. It might be a bit of a reach since I'm just above the median LSAT and below the 25th on GPA, but what the hell. I'll probably bomb the interview though, especially since I'm probably doing an online one.

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

Postby xinaialice » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:43 am

Any guess on the Ed holds' wave?

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

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:32 am

xinaialice wrote:Any guess on the Ed holds' wave?


I would also like to know this!

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

Postby ChiCityLove » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:50 am

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
xinaialice wrote:Any guess on the Ed holds' wave?


I would also like to know this!


+1!

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

Postby ChiCityLove » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:38 pm

Is it appropriate to write a LOCI when held from ED? Or are those just for the waitlist? I know the hold letter said something along the lines of "feel free to send updates, letters of continued interest..."

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:44 pm

ChiCityLove wrote:Is it appropriate to write a LOCI when held from ED? Or are those just for the waitlist? I know the hold letter said something along the lines of "feel free to send updates, letters of continued interest..."


Not well-versed in this field, but I can't imagine that it would detriment you to do that--if anything, it would probably benefit your app since they know you really want Northwestern. That said, I'm not sure how much it would matter? Again, not totally familiar with the process, so you may want to take what I say with a grain of salt.

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

Postby xinaialice » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:44 pm

ChiCityLove wrote:Is it appropriate to write a LOCI when held from ED? Or are those just for the waitlist? I know the hold letter said something along the lines of "feel free to send updates, letters of continued interest..."


I wrote one and sent it the day after I was placed on hold. Based on the letter they send to us, I think they are expecting a LOCI at this point because they clearly mentioned it in the letter. I don't know how much it would help, but I sent one. :) BTW I haven't received any reply from them yet. I think you could draft and send it to them even if the help is trivial (at least it helps).

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

Postby Eleven » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:12 am

So my plans changed and I had to retake December, and obviously didn't get a score back before the Dec 15th deadline of my fee waiver. What are the odds I can solicit one? I'd like to visit the campus in late January and meet with admissions. Do I wait til then to ask or send an email about both of these items?

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

Postby AvatarMeelo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:38 am

Eleven wrote:So my plans changed and I had to retake December, and obviously didn't get a score back before the Dec 15th deadline of my fee waiver. What are the odds I can solicit one? I'd like to visit the campus in late January and meet with admissions. Do I wait til then to ask or send an email about both of these items?


Am also curious about this. My scores are below median so I doubt I can solicit a waiver and I might just bite the bullet and pay it.

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

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:51 am

AvatarMeelo wrote:
Eleven wrote:So my plans changed and I had to retake December, and obviously didn't get a score back before the Dec 15th deadline of my fee waiver. What are the odds I can solicit one? I'd like to visit the campus in late January and meet with admissions. Do I wait til then to ask or send an email about both of these items?


Am also curious about this. My scores are below median so I doubt I can solicit a waiver and I might just bite the bullet and pay it.


I guess I would go the email route beforehand and if they say no to the waiver, you could ask again at your campus visit (as long as it's a different person). I think saying that you want to visit and explaining the delay in your submission (LSAT retake) could only encourage their decision to potentially give you a waiver? But obviously, I'm just a 0L so take that with a grain of salt.

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

Postby AvatarMeelo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 pm

Did anyone here apply for the combined JD/LLM in IHR? Can I shoot you a PM/ can you shoot me a PM if you don't wanna mention it on the boards?

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

Postby localtrain » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:25 pm

ChiCityLove wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
xinaialice wrote:Any guess on the Ed holds' wave?


I would also like to know this!


+1!

the letter said they wouldn't make any ED hold decisions until after Jan 10, but they expect to be done with them by the end of Jan!

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 pm

Finally submitted!

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

Postby xinaialice » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 am

I sent an email with LOCI on Dec 19th but haven't heard back... Anyone knows whether they reply our emails? :( :(

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:23 pm

xinaialice wrote:I sent an email with LOCI on Dec 19th but haven't heard back... Anyone knows whether they reply our emails? :( :(


They tend to take quite a while to respond to emails. I imagine that the delay is even worse now that it's holiday season. They'll likely get back to you soon, though!

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

Postby Mikey » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 am

my status checker says 'interview requested', am I supposed to be getting an email or something soon regarding this?

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

Postby Olive Juice » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:51 am

Mikey wrote:my status checker says 'interview requested', am I supposed to be getting an email or something soon regarding this?


Did you indicate on your app that you wanted to interview? I think if you want to do an off-campus interview or online interview you have to request those through the admissions website. On-campus is also scheduled online. They will not review your app until your interview is complete if you indicated you were planning to interview on the application.

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

Postby Mikey » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:55 am

Olive Juice wrote:
Mikey wrote:my status checker says 'interview requested', am I supposed to be getting an email or something soon regarding this?


Did you indicate on your app that you wanted to interview? I think if you want to do an off-campus interview or online interview you have to request those through the admissions website. On-campus is also scheduled online. They will not review your app until your interview is complete if you indicated you were planning to interview on the application.

oh ok thanks! and yes I did indicate that I wanted to do one! :)

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

Postby Cogburn1984 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 pm

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.

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

Postby mistakepluskeleven » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:08 pm

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!

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

Postby sharris2017 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:36 pm

Complete.

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:59 am

can anyone give me some advice on the kinds of questions asked during the online video interview besides the generic why law? and why NU?

much appreciated!!

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

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:20 am

Mikey wrote:can anyone give me some advice on the kinds of questions asked during the online video interview besides the generic why law? and why NU?

much appreciated!!


"We've all been wrongly blamed for a mistake - how did you handle the situation?", "Imagine your colleague had a bad day, what would you say to her?"; also a generic "what is one thing you want the committee to know about your candidacy?".

In general I thought it wasn't too bad, just a bunch of questions that you could answer without too much thinking. The extra 30s or so helped too.

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

Postby vikingrunner » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:45 pm

Considering how much I suck at interviews, the online interview went okay. I only stumbled a bit on one question and the "Why Northwestern?" kind of went on a tangent of how great Chicago is, but I think I did well. I know for a fact I would have been terrified if it was in person, though.




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