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Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:43 am
by Mister Cee
So after getting put on hold and then not hearing anything for months and months, I called and was told I'm on the "summer waitlist." Is this a good thing?

I am a high LSAT splitter, although not a particularly attractive one.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:25 am
by chadwick218
Mister Cee wrote:So after getting put on hold and then not hearing anything for months and months, I called and was told I'm on the "summer waitlist." Is this a good thing?

I am a high LSAT splitter, although not a particularly attractive one.


Hmm, I guess it depends ... has NU began to release folks from the WL?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:40 pm
by texchi
How many letters of continued interest did you guys send? I only sent one while I was on hold and one immediately after I was placed on the waitlist. I mean that was 4 months ago...Maybe I should send another one? And maybe a letter of rec from a co worker? Any thoughts? Could this hurt / help?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:49 pm
by chadwick218
texchi wrote:How many letters of continued interest did you guys send? I only sent one while I was on hold and one immediately after I was placed on the waitlist. I mean that was 4 months ago...Maybe I should send another one? And maybe a letter of rec from a co worker? Any thoughts? Could this hurt / help?


I believe that I had sent two LOCI (approximately 3 weeks apart) and had one of the partners that work with write a very informal, but sincere follow-up LOR discussing a somewhat recent promotion to manager at the firm where I work.

For you, I think that both are good ideas. I'll be pulling for you!

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:28 pm
by enygma
texchi wrote:How many letters of continued interest did you guys send? I only sent one while I was on hold and one immediately after I was placed on the waitlist. I mean that was 4 months ago...Maybe I should send another one? And maybe a letter of rec from a co worker? Any thoughts? Could this hurt / help?


i only sent two, same time as you. i made sure to state very unequivocally that i would attend if they admitted me.

both your ideas couldn't hurt, and i think could help. good luck!

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:37 pm
by chadwick218
enygma wrote:
texchi wrote:How many letters of continued interest did you guys send? I only sent one while I was on hold and one immediately after I was placed on the waitlist. I mean that was 4 months ago...Maybe I should send another one? And maybe a letter of rec from a co worker? Any thoughts? Could this hurt / help?


i only sent two, same time as you. i made sure to state very unequivocally that i would attend if they admitted me.

both your ideas couldn't hurt, and i think could help. good luck!


+1

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:03 pm
by hmlee
I sent a LOCI after I was put on hold in March. I got in two weeks later. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with it, though, but I figure your ideas can't hurt so you might as well... What have you got to lose at this point?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 pm
by Spor
I sent a LOCI at the end of every month I was on the waitlist. I forget how many that was, probably 2 or 3. Everything I read said to keep in touch and let them know you are still interested, even if it's just a simple letter expressing your continued interest. I heard some schools (I think it was Duke specifically) look at the last date they heard from you and add that to the equation.

enygma wrote:I made sure to state very unequivocally that i would attend if they admitted me.

last++. I also did this. I think this late in the game it will have an even greater effect than it might have 2 months ago.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:28 pm
by chadwick218
Received enrollment certification survey today via emial from NU. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday of next week. For those who remain on the WL, hopefully the survey will prompt any students who do not plan to attend NU in the fall to withdraw and we'll see some action in the followings weeks.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:27 pm
by texchi
I hope so too! :( I would love to go there...time is running out though. I wonder if there will be any other offers made this week or next week. I feel it is getting so late in the game. I sent another LOCI hopefully it will convince them that I really want to go there. C'MONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:47 pm
by chadwick218
texchi wrote:I hope so too! :( I would love to go there...time is running out though. I wonder if there will be any other offers made this week or next week. I feel it is getting so late in the game. I sent another LOCI hopefully it will convince them that I really want to go there. C'MONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Texchi, by chance do you live in or near Chicago and would be in a position to visit or request an interview (if you haven't already done so)? I actually never interviewed. Days before being admitted off of the WL, indication was given that I would be allowed to interview on campus.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:12 pm
by opj2002
chadwick218 wrote:
texchi wrote:I hope so too! :( I would love to go there...time is running out though. I wonder if there will be any other offers made this week or next week. I feel it is getting so late in the game. I sent another LOCI hopefully it will convince them that I really want to go there. C'MONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Texchi, by chance do you live in or near Chicago and would be in a position to visit or request an interview (if you haven't already done so)? I actually never interviewed. Days before being admitted off of the WL, indication was given that I would be allowed to interview on campus.


I didn't interview in the initial process and when I tried to schedule one for a visit to Chicago in May, I was turned down. Tried through their online scheduling, emailed, and called a couple times and spoke with different people. Could be different now though.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:33 pm
by WassAnch
I've also tried to interview several times. I was deployed during the interview process so it kind of pissed me off when they wouldn't let me interview with hold applicants (I hadn't received a decision yet).

Maybe they will read this, feel guilty, and then let me in.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:40 pm
by chadwick218
... and to clarify, I think that what was indicated would have probably been much more in line with an informal meeting than an interview. Even so, anything that you can do to show sincere interest at this point should only help!

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:43 pm
by chadwick218
WassAnch wrote:I've also tried to interview several times. I was deployed during the interview process so it kind of pissed me off when they wouldn't let me interview with hold applicants (I hadn't received a decision yet).

Maybe they will read this, feel guilty, and then let me in.


Wass, I sure hope so! By the way, I'll be back in St. Louis hoping to score some tickets to the All-Star game festivities (but at a college boy price)!

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:29 pm
by texchi
I hope there is some movement this week...Anyone have any info? Anything on twitter on there?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:13 pm
by WassAnch
chadwick218 wrote:
WassAnch wrote:I've also tried to interview several times. I was deployed during the interview process so it kind of pissed me off when they wouldn't let me interview with hold applicants (I hadn't received a decision yet).

Maybe they will read this, feel guilty, and then let me in.


Wass, I sure hope so! By the way, I'll be back in St. Louis hoping to score some tickets to the All-Star game festivities (but at a college boy price)!


Thanks. I've been trying to hold off on renting an apt in St. Louis, but I'm starting to cut it pretty close.

texchi wrote:I hope there is some movement this week...Anyone have any info? Anything on twitter on there?


Not a lot of twitter action...last post said that they would be closed for training on Monday and Tuesday.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:06 pm
by texchi
This upcoming Mon / Tues? Or last week?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:08 am
by WassAnch
texchi wrote:This upcoming Mon / Tues? Or last week?


This upcoming Mon/Tues. Even so, I'll still be checking my email every 10 minutes...

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:03 pm
by texchi
Yeah, I have just given up hope... :( Very depressing..

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:19 pm
by awaiting
Sorry, if I missed this, but does anyone know how people long the NU waitlist is? When I talked to admissions a little while ago, I asked if they planned to cut down the waitlist at all and the adcom said that the only cut they'll make is when they close the waitlist altogether at the beginning of the semester.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:00 pm
by WassAnch
Something weird just happened...

I went to check my status on their page (I'm obsessed) and my data was invalid. I typed in my name and email address and I got an email with a different ID number. I went back to the status checker and punched in the new data...the page loaded, but the status letter gives me an error saying that the "content tag doesn't exist."

Is this good, bad, or probably nothing? Anyone have any experience with this?

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:37 am
by nochance
Mine has done the same thing. Looks like they're giving up on us :(

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:05 am
by jewelta
Mine is the same. They're probably just clearing the system for the next round of applicants or something.

Re: NORTHWESTERN LAW - WAITLIST CREW

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:42 pm
by WassAnch
jewelta wrote:Mine is the same. They're probably just clearing the system for the next round of applicants or something.



Ah, not the response I was looking for. I was hoping someone would comment on how the same thing happened to them the day before they got accepted off the WL.