Should I ED to NU

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Should I ED to NU

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:08 pm

Just want to start by saying I've gotten some great advice/input on this site, and thanks to everyone who contributes. Quick question for you guys.

Right now I sit at 2.65/168. Clearly not going to cut the cheddar for NU, but I am re-taking the October LSAT. Should I send in an ED app to NU after I get my score for the October test, assuming I crack 170, or should I send it in right away and mention that I am taking the October test, aka please don't ding me until you see my new score. ?? Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby law4vus » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:14 pm

I'd say get the 170+ first, since they'll hold your app from review anyway until your new score comes in.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:15 pm

Northwestern doesn't start reviewing apps til December no matter when you apply. Don't apply til you get a score back.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Northwestern doesn't start reviewing apps til December no matter when you apply. Don't apply til you get a score back.


Awesome, thanks DF. You're a NU guy, right? How do you like it there?

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:34 pm

TheZoid wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Northwestern doesn't start reviewing apps til December no matter when you apply. Don't apply til you get a score back.


Awesome, thanks DF. You're a NU guy, right? How do you like it there?


It's a splitter paradise. The classmates are awesome, I love Chicago. I'm glad I ED'd.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:05 pm

Haha yea that's awesome. It's almost laughable for me to think I have a shot given my UGPA, but at 168 I'm only a few points aways from getting some consideration. Honestly though, I like the fact that they value work experience, and I can see why they do because after screwing up in college (no two ways about it), working for a couple years and gaining an appreciation gives you a totally different perspective and a time to gain some much needed maturity. Congrats on the acceptance. Hopefully everything comes together for me on my retake and I'll have a shot. Also, maybe this is a dumb questions, but how is the national reach for NU. I assume it's good, but I also assume a lot of people go to Chicago. Is that self-selection? How do you guys do in NYC/Boston?

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:36 pm

Hey kinda curious if I would have a shot there I have a 167 3.69 and 6 to 7 years part time (20 to 40 hours a week depending on the year. I also have volunteered about 2 hours a week every week for the last 6 yearsa

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:38 pm

confusedlaw wrote:Hey kinda curious if I would have a shot there I have a 167 3.69 and 6 to 7 years part time (20 to 40 hours a week depending on the year. I also have volunteered about 2 hours a week every week for the last 6 yearsa


Someone like this got in my year, but the GPA median went up, and she got in via ED.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby splitmuch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:39 pm

confusedlaw wrote:Hey kinda curious if I would have a shot there I have a 167 3.69 and 6 to 7 years part time (20 to 40 hours a week depending on the year. I also have volunteered about 2 hours a week every week for the last 6 yearsa


Retake if you want to have a good shot. break 170 and I'd think youre in. LSN shows it was pretty bleak for non URMs with your numbers this year.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:44 pm

Thanks for the quick replies, can't retake 167 was the third test, so ill count NU out then although if I was to apply it would be ED

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby splitmuch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:52 pm

it may be worth a shot if you ED, I think Uyou have a chance with UM ED too with your softs.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:59 pm

Me or op? Sorry op btw

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby splitmuch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:00 pm

confusedlaw wrote:Me or op? Sorry op btw


haha you.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby Icculus » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
It's a splitter paradise. The classmates are awesome, I love Chicago. I'm glad I ED'd.


DF, you just helped ease my fear of moving in a month. Thanks!

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks I've prettuy much been told I'm out of the t 14 with my numbers but have been working and volunteering and over the last month I've been starting a youth lacrosse league in my area as a founder and volunteer coach

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby splitmuch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:59 pm

confusedlaw wrote:Thanks I've prettuy much been told I'm out of the t 14 with my numbers but have been working and volunteering and over the last month I've been starting a youth lacrosse league in my area as a founder and volunteer coach


Ya i don't mean its a "good" chance, but they seem pretty holistic (or random) in that they will take some nonURMS who don't fit a numbers profile.

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:03 pm

oh trust me i know, i just figured i could throw an ed somewhere, why not lol

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby splitmuch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:12 pm

Yeah, to be clear I was talkinga bout UM. I think the chances are significantly better there, like say 20% to 5%. But thats off alot of anecdotal evidence and some looking at LSN

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Re: Should I ED to NU

Postby TheZoid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:58 am

ladies and gents, this thread has been hijacked.




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