Northwestern 2010

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Encyclopedia Brown
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:56 pm

Held as well. Ditto to all the grumbling.

astro1819
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby astro1819 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:06 pm

Also "held" today, sent application 12/20 with no complete date. Didn't interview. Overall not disappointed, but it does make me less confident moving forward...

I interpreted "Hold" to be a glorified waitlist, is this the consensus? Probably will withdraw since I've already been accepted at UVA, and Michigan...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby ccourt14 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:10 pm

Put on hold as well. I am just trying to think of things actually worth updating them about...Just found a random part-time job and not much else has happened. I am still hopeful though

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby akapur » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:15 pm

ccourt14 wrote:Put on hold as well. I am just trying to think of things actually worth updating them about...Just found a random part-time job and not much else has happened. I am still hopeful though


Did you guys get an email telling you to check your status or did you just check the status checker on your own? Condolences for the hold email.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby oneforship » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:20 pm

akapur wrote:
ccourt14 wrote:Put on hold as well. I am just trying to think of things actually worth updating them about...Just found a random part-time job and not much else has happened. I am still hopeful though


Did you guys get an email telling you to check your status or did you just check the status checker on your own? Condolences for the hold email.


Email.

Edit: Also love the cheery twitter update they put for all our hold emails. I really don't like how schools call "holds" and "deferrals" a decision. It's not, really, they are just saying they will "decide later".

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby astro1819 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:22 pm

Ditto. Long, convoluted process of reading email, retrieving ID number, entering ID number, opening PDF. Meh, oh well.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby danidancer » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:05 pm

Add me to the held crew. Awesome. :(

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby faith2202 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:29 pm

Does anyone know if negotiating for scholarship is a good idea when visiting the school? I was accepted, but I doubt I'll be able to go pending gargantuan scholarship.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 2013esq » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:36 pm

Also held. At least it's not a rejection! Although it will suck waiting until April to hear again. I applied 11/15.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:40 pm

Sorry for all the bad news today... hopefully some good news will follow soon for others :D

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby lawyerlover » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:07 am

also held.... my first hold - not sure how i feel about it, but it seems better than the waitlist.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby elliefont » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:21 am

beef wellington wrote:Held. :( It's gonna be a long cycle.

I had never realized they "held" people until a few days ago when I was going over LSN--there are ten early applications I found that get held till late April, then all but one of them get waitlisted (two of the WLs end up getting in). Only 2 of the 9 WLs could have been YP, the others just seem to be WLs so I'm not sure why they'd wait three months to call them that.


well... that is uplifting :cry:

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:23 am

elliefont wrote:
beef wellington wrote:Held. :( It's gonna be a long cycle.

I had never realized they "held" people until a few days ago when I was going over LSN--there are ten early applications I found that get held till late April, then all but one of them get waitlisted (two of the WLs end up getting in). Only 2 of the 9 WLs could have been YP, the others just seem to be WLs so I'm not sure why they'd wait three months to call them that.


well... that is uplifting :cry:


NU doesn't YP, those WL are probably people without work experience

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby cindytran872 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:24 am

Does an on-campus interview increase your chances significantly if you are "on hold"? I'm thinking of flying to Illinois during Spring Break now...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dignan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:34 am

cindytran872 wrote:Does an on-campus interview increase your chances significantly if you are "on hold"? I'm thinking of flying to Illinois during Spring Break now...

Does it significantly increase your chances? I don't know. But an on-campus interview can only help. Short of pulling a 178 on the February LSAT, it's probably the best thing you can do to improve your chances.

f I were on hold, and if I really wanted NU, I would definitely sign up for an on-campus interview.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby cindytran872 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:54 am

Yah, it's just that I'm from California...and it's pretty expensive to fly there (or I'm just poor)...so just want to know how much it impacts the final decision.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby elliefont » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:38 am

cindytran872 wrote:Yah, it's just that I'm from California...and it's pretty expensive to fly there (or I'm just poor)...so just want to know how much it impacts the final decision.


I did one in november, I'm held. my numbers are on the mediocre side of average for them, though. so maybe if you think you got held despite good numbers, I suppose its worth it.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:54 am

Hopping on the "held" boat. Knew it was coming thanks to this thread. Ugh...

oneforship wrote:Edit: Also love the cheery twitter update they put for all our hold emails. I really don't like how schools call "holds" and "deferrals" a decision. It's not, really, they are just saying they will "decide later".


+1
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:50 am

My status changed from complete 1/26, to complete 2/02. Anyone else?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby bubbagump » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:26 pm

If we weren't in this big held batch but we still should have heard by now (way past 8 week deadline), do people think this means flat-out reject? or acceptance? i have strong numbers for NU but only 1 year of work experience.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:27 pm

bubbagump wrote:If we weren't in this big held batch but we still should have heard by now (way past 8 week deadline), do people think this means flat-out reject? or acceptance? i have strong numbers for NU but only 1 year of work experience.


NU isn't exactly the most holistic school. I'd bet its an acceptance.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby RhubarbPie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:31 pm

bubbagump wrote:If we weren't in this big held batch but we still should have heard by now (way past 8 week deadline), do people think this means flat-out reject? or acceptance? i have strong numbers for NU but only 1 year of work experience.


Its only 4 days past the 8 week "promised" deadline. It pretty clearly states on your status checker that if you submitted before Dec (even if you submitted in September), the 8 week waiting period begins on Dec 1.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby jackiebird » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:34 pm

stupid question I'm sure, but as far as replying and expressing continued interest, are we supposed to edit the pdf and send it back or print and mail? (asking bc of their paperless system business) thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:49 pm

jackiebird wrote:stupid question I'm sure, but as far as replying and expressing continued interest, are we supposed to edit the pdf and send it back or print and mail? (asking bc of their paperless system business) thanks!


I faxed it. I think they just mean that if you send in LOCI or whatever, those should be emailed, not mailed.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby jackiebird » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:52 pm

thanks so much for your help :)




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