Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

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Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby sanetruth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:55 pm

Some schools are splitter friendly, and some schools are ED splitter-friendly, and then Northwestern is splitter w/ WE friendly. However, does anyone know if they still accept splitters with WE who don't apply early?

I don't really trust LSN for this cause a lot of people don't bother to mention if they applied ED or not.

Northwestern would be a top choice but i'm applying early somewhere else, so if I don't have a shot without ED then I won't fork out the cash. Thoughts?

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:56 pm

If you have w/e I would still apply RD considering it is a top choice and, depending on your split, the pickings are slim within the T14.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:58 pm

It depends on how low your GPA is. If your GPA is below 3.0 and you have WE, then Northwestern is far more likely to take you than any other school. However, if you're above 3.0 then things look a lot better for you at the other lower T14 schools if you ED. I've known a number of people at UVA who got in ED as high-LSAT splitters, and I've seen people on TLS also have success EDing to GULC, and sometimes Penn.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby sanetruth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:02 pm

vanwinkle wrote:It depends on how low your GPA is. If your GPA is below 3.0 and you have WE, then Northwestern is far more likely to take you than any other school. However, if you're above 3.0 then things look a lot better for you at the other lower T14 schools if you ED. I've known a number of people at UVA who got in ED as high-LSAT splitters, and I've seen people on TLS also have success EDing to GULC, and sometimes Penn.


I'm above 3, and am EDing to another T14, i'm just trying to decide if it's worth it to send a Northwestern app regular as a backup or if it's a lost cause.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:03 pm

I'd say worth it, primarily because splitters have a definite chance of being locked out of the T14 and I would maximize my chances at getting there. Will you have as good a shot as ED? No, but with w/e you definitely have a shot, imo.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:04 pm

sanetruth wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:It depends on how low your GPA is. If your GPA is below 3.0 and you have WE, then Northwestern is far more likely to take you than any other school. However, if you're above 3.0 then things look a lot better for you at the other lower T14 schools if you ED. I've known a number of people at UVA who got in ED as high-LSAT splitters, and I've seen people on TLS also have success EDing to GULC, and sometimes Penn.


I'm above 3, and am EDing to another T14, i'm just trying to decide if it's worth it to send a Northwestern app regular as a backup or if it's a lost cause.


Worth it.

Add Michigan to the list.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:12 pm

For what it's worth, I'm in the same position (170, ~3.4 and two years WE).

I posted another thread that is essentially the same as this. Just keep in mind if the school you are applying ED to isn't Virginia, then you can always send an app ED to Virginia if that school WL's you. Essentially you can "double dip" with two ED's.

I considered this strategy, but will be applying ED to Northwestern instead because it is by far my top choice and I think my best shot ED as well. Good luck.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby sanetruth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:06 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote: I considered this strategy, but will be applying ED to Northwestern instead because it is by far my top choice and I think my best shot ED as well. Good luck.



I'm confused, because based on what you said, couldn't you still ED to Virginia if you get waitlisted at Northwestern? (even though I'd say you're a lock ED at northwestern)

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:09 pm

sanetruth wrote:I'm confused, because based on what you said, couldn't you still ED to Virginia if you get waitlisted at Northwestern? (even though I'd say you're a lock ED at northwestern)


No. NU specifically prohibits you from ED'ing anywhere else even if you are not accepted under their ED.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby sanetruth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
sanetruth wrote:I'm confused, because based on what you said, couldn't you still ED to Virginia if you get waitlisted at Northwestern? (even though I'd say you're a lock ED at northwestern)


No. NU specifically prohibits you from ED'ing anywhere else even if you are not accepted under their ED.


That's messed up.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:17 pm

sanetruth wrote:That's messed up.


Agreed. Other adcomms I have talked to find it to be weird.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:26 pm

bk1 wrote:
sanetruth wrote:That's messed up.


Agreed. Other adcomms I have talked to find it to be weird.


IMO it is poor wording on whoever wrote the agreement. It's pretty clearly their intent is to prevent you from applying ED to NU and then the next day apply to UVA ED, without hearing back.

They will only care if you are under ED at NU and another school at the same time.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:28 pm

Desert Fox wrote:IMO it is poor wording on whoever wrote the agreement. It's pretty clearly their intent is to prevent you from applying ED to NU and then the next day apply to UVA ED, without hearing back.

They will only care if you are under ED at NU and another school at the same time.


That's what I thought but the way their admissions office responded via email made it seem like it was. I'll call them and ask them because they are fairly dodgy over email.

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Re: Is 170/1/2 splitter only in at Northwestern ED?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 pm

bk1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:IMO it is poor wording on whoever wrote the agreement. It's pretty clearly their intent is to prevent you from applying ED to NU and then the next day apply to UVA ED, without hearing back.

They will only care if you are under ED at NU and another school at the same time.


That's what I thought but the way their admissions office responded via email made it seem like it was. I'll call them and ask them because they are fairly dodgy over email.


The administration is a disaster here. They couldn't even get HGL's gender right.




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