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cutiewiddlebebe
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:44 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
Dignan wrote:Looks like this is going to be a Wednesday-ding/Thursday-hold/Friday-accept week.


Here's to spending the next hour barfing everytime I get a new email. Anyone else feel like drinking heavily and avoiding computers for awhile? Unfortunately I'm ni no position to do either...

I can relate, although I believe that I have finally achieved a Zen-like calm about the whole thing.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby GoNU » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:59 pm

Complete 1/15 now complete 2/16..any ideas?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dignan » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:22 pm

GoNU wrote:Complete 1/15 now complete 2/16..any ideas?

Means nothing. My complete date changed twice since going complete in November. Others have reported similar behavior. In most cases, the update isn't followed by anything exciting.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby natalie123 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:22 pm

thisiswater1488 wrote:
Which puts us pre-12/1 complete people at what, 11 weeks?

Anyone else still waiting on a November complete date?



me too

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 pm

natalie123 wrote:
thisiswater1488 wrote:
Which puts us pre-12/1 complete people at what, 11 weeks?

Anyone else still waiting on a November complete date?



me too


Me three!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:30 pm

Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:35 pm

los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?


Wear a suit, but put it on backwards and say you were born with an ordinarily debilitating condition where your head is backwards, but that you fought and perservered and made it through college despite being an abhorrent freak. Then write your personal statement/diversity essay on this subject and your interviewer will be able to corroborate.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:58 pm

los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?


Bring a resume, wear a suit, its easy.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:00 pm

los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Snoopy1216 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm

fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.


Ha! I "Lol'ed"

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:15 pm

Snoopy1216 wrote:
fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.


Ha! I "Lol'ed"


i had a really good time writing that. glad you liked it.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dick Whitman » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:42 pm

rideaway wrote:I've never been a big poster on these forums - generally someone has already posted any information I might be looking for - but I did have one question I could use some input on. Northwestern is my first choice and I submitted my application (and was complete) back on 11/5/09. My numbers are 167/2.96 (Non-URM), making me a long shot I know, but there are some other elements in my application that I have to imagine will be well received by the committee (i.e. I have 6 years real-world experience post-undergrad including a book on international relations I authored that was published by St. Martin's Press and used in several grad school programs, a non-profit organization I founded, and oddly enough, an alt-rock band I started and led to a major label record deal).

Combined with a GPA-addendum, I've had some unexpected results so far this cycle but have yet to hear anything from Northwestern. To come to the point: it seems as though other schools have been willing to swallow my subpar GPA in light of my other qualifications (i.e. UCAL, BC, BU, all of which I was sure would reject me), but obviously my LSAT score is also well below NW's median. If I thought I could get my LSAT up to a 170+ on a June retake, would it be worth writing to the admissions committee expressing that possibility?

And will it be too late to propose such a strategy if I wait until a possible rejection letter arrives (I can't imagine it will be much longer before some decision is rendered with my application date)?

Any advice would be VERY much appreciated - feel free to PM me if you have some insight on this.

Thanks, and I hope this isn't a bother...


NU will consider a late retake.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby guyincognito » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:45 pm

fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.



This is great advice. Unfortunately, the weather might be a little cool in Chicago for this to work. As an alternative, I suggest snowpants and goggles, with a poncho and possibly some water-proof boots. Also be sure to wear a coon-skin cap, as it will tie your outfit together nicely. One more point of advice: members of the admissions committee prefer hugs to handshakes. And bring some glue sticks along with the rest of your supplies.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:57 pm

fl0w wrote:
Snoopy1216 wrote:
fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.


Ha! I "Lol'ed"


i had a really good time writing that. glad you liked it.


well, i didn't take your advice. :mrgreen:

interview was good. i like this school. i'm sitting in the lobby right now waiting for my bus.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:00 pm

los blancos wrote:
interview was good. i like this school. i'm sitting in the lobby right now waiting for my bus.


if you could, like, go up to admissions and tell them that miranda hobbes <3s them that would be great. k? thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby D-hops » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:04 pm

guyincognito wrote:
fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.



This is great advice. Unfortunately, the weather might be a little cool in Chicago for this to work. As an alternative, I suggest snowpants and goggles, with a poncho and possibly some water-proof boots. Also be sure to wear a coon-skin cap, as it will tie your outfit together nicely. One more point of advice: members of the admissions committee prefer hugs to handshakes. And bring some glue sticks along with the rest of your supplies.


Actually it is pretty nice in Chicago today (nice being upper 30's and sunny), so I think the jean shorts and v-neck would've worked...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:06 pm

D-hops wrote:
guyincognito wrote:
fl0w wrote:
los blancos wrote:Any advice for my interview tomorrow? I'm guessing I should wear a suit, right?



jean shorts and a v-neck t-shirt.
bring construction paper, safety scissors and crayons.



This is great advice. Unfortunately, the weather might be a little cool in Chicago for this to work. As an alternative, I suggest snowpants and goggles, with a poncho and possibly some water-proof boots. Also be sure to wear a coon-skin cap, as it will tie your outfit together nicely. One more point of advice: members of the admissions committee prefer hugs to handshakes. And bring some glue sticks along with the rest of your supplies.


Actually it is pretty nice in Chicago today (nice being upper 30's and sunny), so I think the jean shorts and v-neck would've worked...


upper 30s? oh god. as much as i want nu, the thought of weather that cold makes me ill.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:17 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
D-hops wrote:
guyincognito wrote:

This is great advice. Unfortunately, the weather might be a little cool in Chicago for this to work. As an alternative, I suggest snowpants and goggles, with a poncho and possibly some water-proof boots. Also be sure to wear a coon-skin cap, as it will tie your outfit together nicely. One more point of advice: members of the admissions committee prefer hugs to handshakes. And bring some glue sticks along with the rest of your supplies.


Actually it is pretty nice in Chicago today (nice being upper 30's and sunny), so I think the jean shorts and v-neck would've worked...


upper 30s? oh god. as much as i want nu, the thought of weather that cold makes me ill.


That's not bad at all... When I moved to the Mountain West from Chicago, I didn't bring my heavy winter clothes...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:22 pm

violaboy wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:upper 30s? oh god. as much as i want nu, the thought of weather that cold makes me ill.


That's not bad at all... When I moved to the Mountain West from Chicago, I didn't bring my heavy winter clothes...


it's a chilly 55 where i am and i'm so looking foward to 66 on saturday.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:32 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
violaboy wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:upper 30s? oh god. as much as i want nu, the thought of weather that cold makes me ill.


That's not bad at all... When I moved to the Mountain West from Chicago, I didn't bring my heavy winter clothes...


it's a chilly 55 where i am and i'm so looking foward to 66 on saturday.


You'll freeze your butt off in Chicago then! It gets into the negatives quite often.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:02 pm

In via email about 30 seconds ago :)

Edit: Complete 2.2; 170/3.8x, interviewed in December in NYC, 1.5 years WE.
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby thisiswater1488 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:06 pm

From the Twitter feed:

A small batch of regular JD Decisions (non-hold) are going out today! Please check your email.

Eek.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:10 pm

Kretzy wrote:In via email about 30 seconds ago :)

Edit: Complete 2.2; 170/3.8x, interviewed in December in NYC, 1.5 years WE.


Congrats! Sigh, I wonder when they'll get to me...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dignan » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:11 pm

In!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:14 pm

congrats, all! nothing for me yet.




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