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Worth it to apply to H? 3.94/169

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:23 pm
by M458
Have posted a what are my chances thread, but consensus is mixed whether I'm considered a URM or not and I figured you guys might have more insight into the matter. Not a citizen or resident, so an International, but have lived here most of my life and did undergrad here. I was born in Mexico, so curious if I'd get the Mexican-American "boost" during apps.

B/c I'm not eligible for loans, I applied ED to Northwestern hoping for the scholarship. 3.94, 169, 2+ years work experience--any chance I end up getting in ED and getting the scholarship?

Other side of the question, I'm planning on retaking, but I've gone ahead and applied to most of the lower T-14 (fee waivers!). Should I go on and apply to H and CCN right now? I think if they consider me a URM I have a great shot, otherwise...definitely need the extra few points from the December re-take and would wait until that score comes back before applying.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Re: Worth it to apply to H? 3.94/169

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:37 pm
by twenty
Absolutely yes. You might not get the "boost", but totally worth the app fee to find out.

Re: Worth it to apply to H? 3.94/169

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:58 pm
by M458
twentypercentmore wrote:Absolutely yes. You might not get the "boost", but totally worth the app fee to find out.
Thanks--do you recommend applying now or waiting until my December results come back? Just don't want them to reject me before they even see the December score!

Re: Worth it to apply to H? 3.94/169

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:15 pm
by twenty
May as well wait. A January app isn't going to affect things that much.

Re: Worth it to apply to H? 3.94/169

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:09 pm
by LexLeon
I think on numbers and experience alone you're very competitive for Northwestern.

Hopefully, you'll get some "boost" also.