Did I get YPed at Cornell?

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Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:19 pm

Is it common to get YPed at Cornell? I have stats way above their 75ths and got deferred from early action (i didn't even early action). I looked over my app and did not find any glaring errors. Would it be worth it to send in a LOCI and an additional LOR?

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:23 pm

All apps before their EA date are automatically EA whether you choose to or not.

Cornell seems to bungle their EA app process (they did it last year, seems like they might be doing it again this year). So either they fucked shit up, or it is some sort of soft YP. I would just wait until they render an actual WL before sending a LOCI, but get on their ass if they don't give you a decision by Feb/April as reportedly they didn't even render decisions to a let of deferred EAs last year.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:26 pm

I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488
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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:28 pm

my numbers for my LSAT were a bit fudged, even if they are averaged they are still above median for Cornell

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby thecilent » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm

I'm at 75% gpa and >>75% lsat. I also got deferred to RD. So I think they do YP. Send in an loci and you should be good-to-go.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:32 pm

$1.99 wrote:my numbers for my LSAT were a bit fudged, even if they are averaged they are still above median for Cornell


Well, I don't want to be an asshole, but it must be a very worrisome sign to a law school to see someone retake the LSAT and do much worse than their earlier score, with a cancel in between. Don't you have a retake score from the December test pending? They might just be waiting for that to make sure the lower score was a fluke and not the higher one.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:36 pm

yeah you may be right

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bosque » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:02 pm

Why would you retake off of a 171 anyway? Seems like a pretty big risk.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby pwyoung » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:18 pm

Bosque wrote:Why would you retake off of a 171 anyway? Seems like a pretty big risk.


Increasing medians at HYS and even CCN, can't blame him for going for gold.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:32 pm

i got the 171 when i was unprepared for the LSAT. when i actually studied for it and took it, i got hit with nerves and screwed up majorly.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:43 pm

Uh, supposedly you just got into Columbia ED, so why does this mattter?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=138827&p=3745545#p3745545

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Ragged » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:05 am

Bildungsroman wrote:I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488


Really?


Also, YP. Cornell could care less about the lower score.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:10 am

Ragged wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488


Really?


Yeah really. Look at LSN from past years. A sea of green in the upper right hand corner with only a few scattered WLs/dings. Most of the cries about YP this cycle have been from people with a # under median.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Ragged » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Ragged wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488


Really?


Yeah really. Look at LSN from past years. A sea of green in the upper right hand corner with only a few scattered WLs/dings. Most of the cries about YP this cycle have been from people with a # under median.


Looking at the graph it apears that you are right. Everyone with OPs numbers got in in the past two years. That's weird considering how much TLSer talk about Cornell YPing.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:17 am

Patriot1208 wrote:Uh, supposedly you just got into Columbia ED, so why does this mattter?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=138827&p=3745545#p3745545


lololol

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Renzo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:22 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Ragged wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488


Really?


Yeah really. Look at LSN from past years. A sea of green in the upper right hand corner with only a few scattered WLs/dings. Most of the cries about YP this cycle have been from people with a # under median.

Cornell was the only school I applied to that didn't take me except Harvard.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:24 am

Renzo wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Ragged wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I've never seen YP behavior by Cornell. Have you considered this might have to do with your 171 -> 161 LSAT retake? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140625#p3714488


Really?


Yeah really. Look at LSN from past years. A sea of green in the upper right hand corner with only a few scattered WLs/dings. Most of the cries about YP this cycle have been from people with a # under median.

Cornell was the only school I applied to that didn't take me except Harvard.


coolstorybro.jpg

Seriously though, there are individual examples of people that would seemingly be auto-admits who are getting deferred/waitlisted/dinged, but the overall trend is very much one of not YPing.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:30 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Seriously though, there are individual examples of people that would seemingly be auto-admits who are getting deferred/waitlisted/dinged, but the overall trend is very much one of not YPing.


I take YP = not admitting people who will are not likely to attend.

So count my deferral as YP too.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:32 am

r6_philly wrote:So count my deferral as YP too.


Whatever helps you get through the day.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:33 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So count my deferral as YP too.


Whatever helps you get through the day.


That was not really appropriate.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Renzo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:34 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
coolstorybro.jpg

Seriously though, there are individual examples of people that would seemingly be auto-admits who are getting deferred/waitlisted/dinged, but the overall trend is very much one of not YPing.

Oh, I didn't know that by never you meant sometimes. My bad.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:42 am

Renzo wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
coolstorybro.jpg

Seriously though, there are individual examples of people that would seemingly be auto-admits who are getting deferred/waitlisted/dinged, but the overall trend is very much one of not YPing.

Oh, I didn't know that by never you meant sometimes. My bad.


Don't misrepresent what I'm saying. I'm saying that a few isolated incidents of people with good numbers being passed over doesn't mean there's YP going on. Unless you can see a trend, which is quite clearly absent in Cornell's situation, you can't use a few instances of good numbers being WLed/dinged to say that a school YPs.

ETA: I mean, look at American's graph on LSN. There is a school that quite clearly waitlists people above a certain LSAT at a suspicious rate.
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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby Ragged » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:42 am

r6_philly wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So count my deferral as YP too.


Whatever helps you get through the day.


That was not really appropriate.


What I thought too. I think the whole TLS assholish atmosphere is getting to him. Don't remember him being like that when he was waiting for his LSAT score.

I wonder how they select who to deffer, because a bunch of people have already gotten in with yours and higher stats and I don't think there is anything wrong with your app since you already got better acceptances.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:47 am

Ragged wrote:What I thought too. I think the whole TLS assholish atmosphere is getting to him. Don't remember him being like that when he was waiting for his LSAT score.


I have to say I honestly didn't expect a bunch of regulars talking to each other in this manner.

I wonder how they select who to deffer, because a bunch of people have already gotten in with yours and higher stats and I don't think there is anything wrong with your app since you already got better acceptances.


I don't know, but they are probably right about deferring me. My point is, they are protecting their yield - by numerical stands or other wise, so it is YP by definition. I don't have a problem with it really, but I am not going to pretend it didn't happen.

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Re: Did I get YPed at Cornell?

Postby thecilent » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:11 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Renzo wrote:Cornell was the only school I applied to that didn't take me except Harvard.


coolstorybro.jpg

Lol Yeah, relax.

The point is Cornell will "YP" if you have good numbers AND it seems you really aren't interested in attending (fee waiver, short-answer on application, ps, etc.). Not a trend, but it does happen here too.

OP, send in an LOCI and let's see what happens




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