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Changed Application?

fractofracto Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
edited August 2007 in Northwestern University
My older daughter applied to NU a few years ago. I remember a lot more application questions -- some tough main essay questions and a bunch of interesting short answers. Unless we are missing something, the application seems a lot easier and shorter now -- the only supplemental question is a WHY NU ?? Are we missing something or have they made things simpler?
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Replies to: Changed Application?

  • ajaycajayc Registered User Posts: 4,682 Senior Member
    Yeah that is what I am thinking. I checked the supplement thrice!!!
  • awesomeness5awesomeness5 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Hey guys, yeah i asked someone from NU '10 and they said that the short answer questions and stuff were on the NU application before they switched to commonapp. I think this is the first year they are doing commonapp so unfortunately, none of those interesting questiosn we were looking forward to!
  • arbiter213arbiter213 Registered User Posts: 3,572 Senior Member
    Uh, they did hte common-app last year, and the supplement had Why NU?, What fictional character would you pick as a room-mate and why, and a question concerning hanz holbein's "the ambassadors"
  • awesomeness5awesomeness5 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    that's too bad. i would have liked that on the supplement this year.
  • ridewitbd24ridewitbd24 Registered User Posts: 623 Member
    why did they change it? i liked answering those questions. what the hell are they doing? it seems like they are moving towards a much greater emphasis on the why nu essay and just going towards numbers and i guess demonstrated interest. what gives? im guessing reading all those extra short answers were too time consuming and it was impossible to really differentiate b/t good and bad since they were too creative.
  • dangnguyendangnguyen Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    i think the new supp's retarded...those short answers were 50 words each..*** is up with taking those out?
  • Parachute_3Parachute_3 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    lol it's much easier now....i love the old nu one
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