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Cornell Early Action

Postby Sentry » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:08 pm

Is there a specific time frame for Cornell's early action decision? Is it like Duke's 10 day policy or more of a "we'll try and get to it as soon as we can" kind of deal?

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby RPK34 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:11 pm

Admissions for EA are sent out mid-late December

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby JennBNYC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:14 pm

RPK34 wrote:Admissions for EA are sent out mid-late December


Doesn't seem so early when you applied in September and obsessively check your status checker. :)

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby Sentry » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:16 pm

JennBNYC wrote:
RPK34 wrote:Admissions for EA are sent out mid-late December


Doesn't seem so early when you applied in September and obsessively check your status checker. :)

I submitted Duke PT last night and have already checked my status checker 4 times.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby JennBNYC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Sentry wrote:
JennBNYC wrote:
RPK34 wrote:Admissions for EA are sent out mid-late December


Doesn't seem so early when you applied in September and obsessively check your status checker. :)

I submitted Duke PT last night and have already checked my status checker 4 times.


Hahaha. Almost makes me wish they weren't so prompt with the status checkers!

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:31 pm

Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:37 pm

hipstermafia wrote:Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.


Same.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:39 pm

r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.


Same.


I'm glad we have each other to fret over these technical things :)

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:44 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.


Same.


I'm glad we have each other to fret over these technical things :)


You can count on me! Are we applying to all the same schools? I am UT and up minus 1 or 2.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby JennBNYC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:47 pm

r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.


Same.


I submitted 9/25 and I'm "Processing" as well.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:23 pm

r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Has anyone gone complete at cornell? I submitted on 9/20 and my current status is processing with a status date of 9/28.


Same.


I'm glad we have each other to fret over these technical things :)


You can count on me! Are we applying to all the same schools? I am UT and up minus 1 or 2.


I think we have a lot of overlap, I'm Stanford on down to gw/fordham minus 8 or 9 :)

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:31 pm

hipstermafia wrote:I think we have a lot of overlap, I'm Stanford on down to gw/fordham minus 8 or 9 :)


Not even going to take a shot at HY? I guess we will be nervous over Stanford together soon.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:09 pm

r6_philly wrote: Not even going to take a shot at HY? I guess we will be nervous over Stanford together soon.


Nah, not with my gpa :lol: 99.99% chance of being an auto reject at Stanford too but they do like science types so I thought, if I'm going to waste $100 why not waste it there?

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby champ33 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:49 pm

Do you guys know whether being accepted EA means definitely not receiving any merit scholarship $$?

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby JennBNYC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:52 pm

champ33 wrote:Do you guys know whether being accepted EA means definitely not receiving any merit scholarship $$?


ED is probably what you're thinking of, since it's binding. In those cases, I would think merit aid would be less generous since they don't have to woo you to come.

EA really just ensures a more prompt decision and wouldn't affect merit aid.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby vsl89 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:53 pm

Was there an EA contract or form for Cornell? Or was it just that if you submit by a certain point you are considered EA?

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby champ33 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:55 pm

JennBNYC wrote:
champ33 wrote:Do you guys know whether being accepted EA means definitely not receiving any merit scholarship $$?


ED is probably what you're thinking of, since it's binding. In those cases, I would think merit aid would be less generous since they don't have to woo you to come.

EA really just ensures a more prompt decision and wouldn't affect merit aid.


That makes sense thank you.

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby im_blue » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:27 pm

vsl89 wrote:Was there an EA contract or form for Cornell? Or was it just that if you submit by a certain point you are considered EA?

"Please note, any application complete as of November 15, 2010, will be considered for our early action process. Application files completed after November 15, 2010, will be considered in our regular decision process."

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Re: Cornell Early Action

Postby CyLaw » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:44 pm

im_blue wrote:
vsl89 wrote:Was there an EA contract or form for Cornell? Or was it just that if you submit by a certain point you are considered EA?

"Please note, any application complete as of November 15, 2010, will be considered for our early action process. Application files completed after November 15, 2010, will be considered in our regular decision process."

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Note if you don't check yes on question 8 of the form, they won't process you as EA. Last year, they would call people to ask them if they are sure they don't want to do EA if they have there forms in on time. But the safest bet is to check yes on 8 and then submit before the EA deadline.

Also, yes you can get merit aid if accepted EA, but you will not be notified until much later (Feb - Mar) of what merit aid you will receive.

Edit: Also as someone else said, yes you get the decision early, but it still seems to take forever to get since you submitted so early. Also note that "defer" is a possible decision. Plenty of people last year who applied EA were deferred to RD.




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