Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

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NeXP
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Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby NeXP » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:45 pm

I submitted some apps last friday, and I now realize there's no way they go complete before a few 2/1 deadlines. Is there some leeway for being close, or am i pretty much completely fucked? 3.6/168

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby turkishangora » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:48 pm

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:54 pm

What's the reason they won't go complete? If it's missing transcripts/LORs then you're kinda screwed.

NeXP
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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby NeXP » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:08 pm

Maybe I'm misinterpreting "going complete." I submitted on Friday, and they requested a paper LSAC report today. The LSAC site says it takes 8-10 days for the paper report to arrive. The deadline is 7 days from now. I don't see how the report gets there, a person looks at it and my file and marks it as "complete" by 2/1. It's not missing anything.

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby Norwood » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:42 pm

Is the deadline for a completed application or just a submit by date? Some schools will state specifically that applications must be COMPLETED by so and so date. I've seen some schools say they only need to RECEIVE an application by so and so date. Even if the deadline is for a completed application I can't see them throwing out your app since you do have all of your materials.

Just call and ask just to be sure, heck they might cut you some slack if you do miss the deadline. Worth a shot.

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby lawduder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:44 pm

There are people who've been stuck at "applied" at Cornell since early December... time must work differently in Ithaca.

NeXP
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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby NeXP » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:57 pm

Cornell says: To receive a decision by early April 2010, you must complete your application file by February 1, 2010.

That leaves a bit of ambiguity as to whether that means I must discharge my responsibilities by 2/1, or the application must have "gone complete."

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:01 pm

NeXP wrote:Cornell says: To receive a decision by early April 2010, you must complete your application file by February 1, 2010.

That leaves a bit of ambiguity as to whether that means I must discharge my responsibilities by 2/1, or the application must have "gone complete."

app received since 12/15 ...no other updates since

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby drsomebody » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:14 pm

FWIW Cornell sent me a fee waiver this week that explicitly waived the application deadline.

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Re: Complete after deadline: too late for cornell?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:16 pm

drsomebody wrote:FWIW Cornell sent me a fee waiver this week that explicitly waived the application deadline.


With your Lsat that makes sense; Cornell is a long shot for me either way because of my score




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