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emciosn
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby emciosn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:07 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:
emciosn wrote:I have been complete since Feb 2 and still no work one way or the other. Have other people with that complete date received a decision? I know on the status checker it says you are supposed to have a decision in around 8 weeks. Just tired of waiting...

Is is appropriate to send an e-mail asking how much longer I should expect to wait (in the most courteous tone possible of course)?


I'm in the same boat (complete 2/4). If you do send an email, I'd be interested in the response too.



I e-mailed them and got this back:


Thank you for your interest in Northwestern Law. If your status checker
reads complete, then your application is either waiting to be reviewed or is
in the midst of being reviewed. Unfortunately, there will not be a change
in your status checker from "complete" until a decision is actually
rendered. When this happens, you will receive an email from our office
letting you know that the Admissions Committee has reached a decision on
your application file.

As for a time frame on when you will receive a decision from us,
unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with an exact estimate. It has
been taking us a little longer this application season than the anticipated
8 weeks, but hopefully you will hear from us in the near future.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby SaintClarence27 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:11 pm

emciosn wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:
emciosn wrote:I have been complete since Feb 2 and still no work one way or the other. Have other people with that complete date received a decision? I know on the status checker it says you are supposed to have a decision in around 8 weeks. Just tired of waiting...

Is is appropriate to send an e-mail asking how much longer I should expect to wait (in the most courteous tone possible of course)?


I'm in the same boat (complete 2/4). If you do send an email, I'd be interested in the response too.



I e-mailed them and got this back:


Thank you for your interest in Northwestern Law. If your status checker
reads complete, then your application is either waiting to be reviewed or is
in the midst of being reviewed. Unfortunately, there will not be a change
in your status checker from "complete" until a decision is actually
rendered. When this happens, you will receive an email from our office
letting you know that the Admissions Committee has reached a decision on
your application file.

As for a time frame on when you will receive a decision from us,
unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with an exact estimate. It has
been taking us a little longer this application season than the anticipated
8 weeks, but hopefully you will hear from us in the near future.


Well, worth a shot, anyway. Not sure I want to hurry up my impending rejection, but I just have to know for sure!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Aine » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:12 pm

I'm also just fresh from ASW and I met a LOT of people who weren't set on NU (I'd say over half of the people I talked to). I'm sure that, come April 30th, some spots will open up for all of you :)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:12 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:All you people in NU purgatory, I have a proposition.

I'm fresh from the ASW deciding between NU and Georgetown. Knowing where all of your sympathies lie, I want you to convince me why I should pick Gtown over NU.

If you succeed, a spot in the class will open up.

No can do; I'm equally invested in both schools. I think a few of us are. Also, that's not how spaces open up (I mean, it is, but on a macro level that's planned for by the school), but I can see your dilemma. Good schools both.


I know but I figure if I can get an insightful reply here, it will actually weigh more heavily than if I were to ask on a GULC thread.

Plus I was hoping to motivate/trick someone.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:13 pm

chadwick218 wrote:I would also couple any such letter with 3 or so specific reasons why NU is unique to you ... what makes them different. This will give any "unconditional" plea significantly more credence.


If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:14 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:I would also couple any such letter with 3 or so specific reasons why NU is unique to you ... what makes them different. This will give any "unconditional" plea significantly more credence.


If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby emciosn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:15 pm

Do you think its good/bad/insignificant that our applications are taking longer than the eight weeks? I assume that many with that complete date have received a decision one way or the other.

Probably just wishful thinking to think that they are looking at my application "extra hard"... :wink:

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:16 pm

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:I would also couple any such letter with 3 or so specific reasons why NU is unique to you ... what makes them different. This will give any "unconditional" plea significantly more credence.


If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief


Did you suggest this?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief


Did you suggest this?

to YOU when we were working on $ essays

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:I would also couple any such letter with 3 or so specific reasons why NU is unique to you ... what makes them different. This will give any "unconditional" plea significantly more credence.


If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief


Did you suggest this?


Loved the two gunners in Lincoln Hall who raised their hand for "who has read Plan 2008?"

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:19 pm

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief


Did you suggest this?

to YOU when we were working on $ essays


tbf wasn't Plan 2008 specifically cited in the prompts?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:20 pm

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
If anyone is looking for reasons, I'd read their Plan 2008, it could give you specific reasons to hit on.

suggestion thief


Did you suggest this?

to YOU when we were working on $ essays


AHaha, I remember that now.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:22 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
tbf wasn't Plan 2008 specifically cited in the prompts?

tbf most people were still too lazy to read it

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby DarkwingDick » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:28 pm

I just called about an hour ago because I have an approaching deadline, too. I've been complete since mid-Feb with no updates since then.

The person at the admissions office I spoke with told me that my file was being reviewed right now and that I would most likely have my decision by the end of the week, next week at the latest.

HTH

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:30 pm

IAFG wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
tbf wasn't Plan 2008 specifically cited in the prompts?

tbf most people were still too lazy to read it


Duh, we're all splitters.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:33 pm

Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:34 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
tbf wasn't Plan 2008 specifically cited in the prompts?

tbf most people were still too lazy to read it


Duh, we're all splitters.

right, which is why i copied and pasted the relevant section to DF for his essays. i knew just linking would not be enough. i wonder if he even read that.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:34 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:35 pm

IAFG wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
IAFG wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
tbf wasn't Plan 2008 specifically cited in the prompts?

tbf most people were still too lazy to read it


Duh, we're all splitters.

right, which is why i copied and pasted the relevant section to DF for his essays. i knew just linking would not be enough. i wonder if he even read that.


Hilarious because this actually happened. I did read them but only because it was in short sections.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:36 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.

did you know he went to OCI something like top 15%? true story.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:37 pm

IAFG wrote:i just realized i know who started this thread. i wonder if he figured out who i am.


Who me?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:38 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.


Not to mention the weather is damn near unbearable. I wish I'd gotten into Duke or Virginia.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:06 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.


Not to mention the weather is damn near unbearable. I wish I'd gotten into Duke or Virginia.

oh and there are no undergrads to hit on. and the med students are every inch as geeky/awkward as rayiner said. no husband hunting to be done there.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:07 pm

IAFG wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.


Not to mention the weather is damn near unbearable. I wish I'd gotten into Duke or Virginia.

oh and there are no undergrads to hit on. and the med students are every inch as geeky/awkward as rayiner said. no husband hunting to be done there.


i'm out.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:09 pm

IAFG wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Northwestern sucks. Withdraw immediately. Especially if you got $$$ or are "still being considered" for financial aid.

This. Also, ask Corsair how his job hunt is going to get an idea of your odds of having a job at graduation.


Not to mention the weather is damn near unbearable. I wish I'd gotten into Duke or Virginia.

oh and there are no undergrads to hit on. and the med students are every inch as geeky/awkward as rayiner said. no husband hunting to be done there.


I also got mugged on W Chicago a few blocks west of Michigan. I'm not sure how important safety is to people, but something to keep in mind.




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