I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! We have been busy reviewing your applications, planning exciting admitted student events, and looking forward to springtime in Boston! We have also been getting a lot of great questions lately, so I thought I’d share some FAQ’s with you today.
I took the February LSAT and won’t get my results until after your application deadline. What should I do?
You should absolutely apply! The February LSAT score is the last score we take for fall 2013 matriculation. Simply submit the rest of your application materials by March 1, 2013. We will then hold your file for review until we receive your February score from the LSAC (they will send it to us as soon as it is available). You will receive a decision from us by April 15, 2013.
Please note: if you have already submitted your application, but you are signed up for the February LSAT, your application status should still be “incomplete.” We automatically wait to review applications for students who have signed for a future LSAT until we receive their score. If you would like the Admissions Committee to review your application before receiving your February LSAT score, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
I was signed up to take the February LSAT, but it was postponed due to the recent blizzard. Will you still accept my score?
Yes, we will still accept your score. Please submit your application by March 1, 2013. Once we receive your LSAT score, the Admissions Committee will review your file, and issue a decision as soon as they can.
Earlier this year, I was notified that my application was deferred to the regular admission pool. What can I do to bolster my application?
We invite you to submit additional materials if you believe they will assist the Admissions Committee in better understanding your application. These could include, but certainly are not limited to, nor in any way required:
- A letter indicating your continued interest in attending Northeastern,
- Your most recently updated transcript (if you are in still in school),
- And/or an updated resume which reflects a change in responsibilities, a new significant award, or other noteworthy accomplishments.
You may e-mail any additional materials to this firstname.lastname@example.org.
My application status has been “Complete” for quite a while. What does this mean and when will I receive a decision?
A complete status means that we have received all of the required documents and your file is currently being reviewed. Please keep in mind that our Admissions Committee includes a variety of perspectives from our community, including current students, staff, faculty, administrators and deans, and alumni/ae. Because of the unique nature of our admissions process, thoughtfully reviewing applications and issuing decisions can take some time. We guarantee you will receive a decision between now and April 15, 2013.
I indicated that I would like to be considered for the Public Interest Law Scholarship. When will finalists be notified?
The Public Interest Law Scholarship is awarded by a special selection committee. The committee will notify finalists for the Public Interest Law Scholarship by the end of February.
What types of financial aid do you offer?
We offer both merit-based and need-based aid. Applicants are automatically considered for the majority of merit-based scholarships, which are awarded by the Admissions Committee. Students are typically notified of any merit-based awards they may have received by a letter included in the Admitted Student Packet.
We strongly encourage you to apply for our need-based financial aid, which may include grants, through our Office of Financial Aid. The priority deadline for need-based financial aid is February 15, 2013. The application process requires the FAFSA and you can read more about it on the Office of Financial Aid webpage. Need-based financial aid packages are typically announced in March/April.
Additionally, keep in mind that as a Northeastern law student you will work full time on four co-ops, gaining unparalleled real-world experience, a network of potential post-graduate employers, and the opportunity to earn money that helps support law school costs.
How do I set up a campus visit?
You can schedule a tour and/or class visit by going to our Class Visits and Campus Tours webpage. In addition to listing all of the visit options, this page also includes an Online Campus Visit Scheduler for your convenience. If there isn’t a tour or class available to accommodate your schedule, please feel free to come by for a self-guided tour. There are admissions representatives on hand to answer any questions you may have. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Additionally, please feel free to reach out to our Student Ambassadors or any of our faculty with any questions you may have about what it’s like to be a student at Northeastern. And please consider joining us for an online chat, where you can get the answers to any additional questions you may have.
We look forward to meeting you!
Does Northeastern provide academic support to students?
Yes, the Academic Success Program serves our students by providing study support, organizing weekly workshops on a variety different types of topics related to class and exam preparation, and offering courses to help students prepare for the bar exam.
If you have any questions that haven’t been answered in this post, please feel free to contact our office. You can give us a call at (617) 373-2395 or send us an email at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!