Northwestern 2010

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windycity
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby windycity » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:30 pm

Hold -> WL by stealthy letter switcharoo -> swiftly paid seat deposit at Illinois.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby peeker82 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:31 pm

add me to the stealth hold --> waitlist list...

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Jericwithers
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:00 pm

Finally got the email on my WL. Thanks NU you were officially the last school to NOTIFY me of my decision, and only a week since the point you made the decision.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby AdamatUCF » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Finally got the email on my WL. .



Yup. 5-6 hours after I saw the updated letter, I got the email. :(

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby roundabout » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:10 pm

Aaaaaaaand my hold->waitlist via email just now. Reminded me of the first time I opened my Northwestern letter. I remember the butterflies, then the tears . . . this time, I felt nothing.

Not sure if I'm going to ride it out. Sent my deposit to Michigan, and super excited!

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:21 pm

Just put down my seat deposit at Illinois :-(

Still haven't heard *anything* from Northwestern - complete 2/4.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby slenslee » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:24 pm

to people staying on waitlist, are you sending an LOCI with your WL response form? the waitlist letter says 'you may wish to submit, via email, a statement that indicates your level of interest in Northwestern' I just sent an LOCI (#2 after my interview, i wrote the 1st right after hold decision in Feb) a week or two ago and am unsure whether to try to write another one (i feel like it'd be babbling cuz i have nothing new to write about) or just write a short email denoting how NW is my top choice and that I would sacrifice small animals for an offer of admission. Thoughts?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MusicNutMeggie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:26 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
MusicNutMeggie wrote:I got in yesterday! They sent an email at about 2:30...and then financial aid sent one about an hour later that said that all grant and scholarship money had been exhausted. Oh, well. Now it's off to Ithaca to check out Cornell-- this is going to be a tough decision. Good luck to all of you!


congrats musicnut! were you on hold? by when do you have to provide a decision?



Thanks, Miranda! I reeeeally hope you get in off the waitlist; sometimes these decisions just seem downright random. Yes, I was on hold from 3/26 until yesterday after going complete 2/17 (application received mid-December). I have to give them $750 and a commitment by May 12.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:39 pm

Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby sinemetu » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:01 pm

slenslee wrote:to people staying on waitlist, are you sending an LOCI with your WL response form? the waitlist letter says 'you may wish to submit, via email, a statement that indicates your level of interest in Northwestern' I just sent an LOCI (#2 after my interview, i wrote the 1st right after hold decision in Feb) a week or two ago and am unsure whether to try to write another one (i feel like it'd be babbling cuz i have nothing new to write about) or just write a short email denoting how NW is my top choice and that I would sacrifice small animals for an offer of admission. Thoughts?

I'm in the same situation but am writing another LOCI. Quite frankly, we can't expect them to remember what we wrote in our first LOCIs so I am reiterating the main points from my first. Better to write another and give yourself the best chance of standing out, I think.

Best of luck.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby lt0826 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:02 pm

WL today as well. They pretty much say unlikely to get anything but loans at his point and a 4 yr program without $$ at NU is way to expensive for me. I will be withdrawing. Besides I think my husband might go even more crazy than me over not knowing where I will end up in the fall. He has to make a decision about his job. At least with UCI he can keep his job. We can make that work.

Good luck to those of you who are riding it out. Hope you get in!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Shellbelle » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:06 pm

los blancos wrote:Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.


not sure if this helps with your decision but they're out. Found out yesterday. no scholly $$, no grant $$ left. sadness

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby worldpiece17 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Shellbelle wrote:
los blancos wrote:Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.


not sure if this helps with your decision but they're out. Found out yesterday. no scholly $$, no grant $$ left. sadness


Hey Shellbelle- thanks for that info about the aid. Do you mind me asking how you heard?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Shellbelle » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:00 pm

worldpiece17 wrote:
Shellbelle wrote:
los blancos wrote:Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.


not sure if this helps with your decision but they're out. Found out yesterday. no scholly $$, no grant $$ left. sadness


Hey Shellbelle- thanks for that info about the aid. Do you mind me asking how you heard?


got an email re financial aid right after my acceptance

"At this point of the year, we have already awarded all of our scholarships and grants."

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:11 pm

Shellbelle wrote:
los blancos wrote:Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.


not sure if this helps with your decision but they're out. Found out yesterday. no scholly $$, no grant $$ left. sadness


Thanks, I'm probably just going to withdraw then.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby patentThis » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:26 pm

+1 for the WL

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:14 pm

los blancos wrote:
Shellbelle wrote:
los blancos wrote:Waitlisted today. This one kind of burns, but I wasn't expecting much because I have no WE.

LOCI soon, probably. That said, NU would need to give me scholly $$ to sway me away from Duke.


not sure if this helps with your decision but they're out. Found out yesterday. no scholly $$, no grant $$ left. sadness


Thanks, I'm probably just going to withdraw then.


You really had no shot without work experience.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MURPH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:10 pm

Hold to WL today. (175 and 2.98). This is no news for me. Hold was just another word for WL anyway.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby eiluj39 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:26 am

this may be totally random. does anyone know if you can switch from jd-llm hman rights program to regular jd after enrolling as joint degree program student?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby roundabout » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:54 am

eiluj39 wrote:this may be totally random. does anyone know if you can switch from jd-llm hman rights program to regular jd after enrolling as joint degree program student?


Good question, and totes germane to what someone was saying earlier about 4 years without monayz. I also started having second thoughts about the JD/LLM (not that it matters, since my ass was waitlisted).

Also, isn't there any chance other people turning down schollys would free up more money? Or is that going to go to people who are already in and waiting for money?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby im_blue » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:03 am

roundabout wrote:Also, isn't there any chance other people turning down schollys would free up more money? Or is that going to go to people who are already in and waiting for money?

No, because they give out more money than they actually have, planning for a certain percentage of admits to enroll.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:51 am

Withdrew this morning. Good luck everybody!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Xizenta » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:54 pm

So i'm in at GULC this morning. Funny thing is, just before I fell asleep I sent an e-mail to Dean Lee committing myself to NU if I get in... They better let me know soon. :?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby dk8 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:03 pm

Xizenta wrote:So i'm in at GULC this morning. Funny thing is, just before I fell asleep I sent an e-mail to Dean Lee committing myself to NU if I get in... They better let me know soon. :?


I'm contemplating doing this. I'm from the DC area and would like to stay here but ITE has got me scurred.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dimsdale » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:48 pm

Hi everyone,
Thought I'd check in here - complete 2/11, just got my waitlist letter dated today. 3.0/170, military and corporate WE. NW is my first choice, but I'm also riding a wl at Penn and UCLA.




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