Cornell Class of 2012

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ddp
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:59 am

scorez wrote:Come to think of it, I also have a financial aid related question...

On my student center page. It lists the full amount of stafford loans as pending loans. Problem is, I only want to take a portion of the offered stafford loans. Does that pending status mean that I am taking all of what they are offering me? Is there way to take only a portion of the offered loan, or is this something that Karla does with students as we get closer to the school year? Thanks.

Also, I have yet to receive the hard copies of those cases for orientation. Anyone else have the some problem? Thanks.


I haven't received copies either but I've also been moving a lot and usps hasn't caught up yet. There's a link to an electronic copy right?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:01 am

scorez wrote:Come to think of it, I also have a financial aid related question...

On my student center page. It lists the full amount of stafford loans as pending loans. Problem is, I only want to take a portion of the offered stafford loans. Does that pending status mean that I am taking all of what they are offering me? Is there way to take only a portion of the offered loan, or is this something that Karla does with students as we get closer to the school year? Thanks.

Also, I have yet to receive the hard copies of those cases for orientation. Anyone else have the some problem? Thanks.


yeah..im pretty sure that means you're taking all of them..
if i recall correctly, you're supposed to let them know how much you want to accept..

ok..just checked the email..

"If you would like to decline any portion of the Stafford Loans, please send us a signed letter outlining the portion that you would like to accept and the portion that is declined. Make sure that you list monetary amounts and refer to the loan name directly. This letter must be received no later than 8/1/2009."

better fax it to make sure it gets there on time! good luck!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby scorez » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:30 am

panda wrote:
scorez wrote:Come to think of it, I also have a financial aid related question...

On my student center page. It lists the full amount of stafford loans as pending loans. Problem is, I only want to take a portion of the offered stafford loans. Does that pending status mean that I am taking all of what they are offering me? Is there way to take only a portion of the offered loan, or is this something that Karla does with students as we get closer to the school year? Thanks.

Also, I have yet to receive the hard copies of those cases for orientation. Anyone else have the some problem? Thanks.


yeah..im pretty sure that means you're taking all of them..
if i recall correctly, you're supposed to let them know how much you want to accept..

ok..just checked the email..

"If you would like to decline any portion of the Stafford Loans, please send us a signed letter outlining the portion that you would like to accept and the portion that is declined. Make sure that you list monetary amounts and refer to the loan name directly. This letter must be received no later than 8/1/2009."

better fax it to make sure it gets there on time! good luck!


Yikes. Thanks so much. I have a letter drafted and faxing it now.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:54 am

Other25BeforeYou wrote:Okay, thank you both of you!

It says my grad plus loan promissary note needs to be done, but I could swear I did that two weeks ago. I will check my file later and see whether or not I did . . .

Thanks again!


I have the same issue. I filled out another MPN just to be sure, but I'm sure I did it a month ago. I emailed Karla, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'm assuming that this is somewhat normal, but I'm still a little worried. Keep me posted if things change and I'll do the same.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ben1185 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:38 pm

como wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:Okay, thank you both of you!

It says my grad plus loan promissary note needs to be done, but I could swear I did that two weeks ago. I will check my file later and see whether or not I did . . .

Thanks again!


I have the same issue. I filled out another MPN just to be sure, but I'm sure I did it a month ago. I emailed Karla, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'm assuming that this is somewhat normal, but I'm still a little worried. Keep me posted if things change and I'll do the same.


My Grad Plus MPN took a few extra days to come off the "to do" column of the Student Center. Make sure you filled out the Grad Plus Loan Acceptance Form and if you did that, the entrance counseling, and the MPN (1 for Stafford, 1 for Grad Plus) you SHOULD be good.

If it hasn't come off by 7/31 I would probably call the office just to make sure nothing got lost.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby fsohn » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:22 pm

ben1185 wrote:
como wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:Okay, thank you both of you!

It says my grad plus loan promissary note needs to be done, but I could swear I did that two weeks ago. I will check my file later and see whether or not I did . . .

Thanks again!


I have the same issue. I filled out another MPN just to be sure, but I'm sure I did it a month ago. I emailed Karla, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'm assuming that this is somewhat normal, but I'm still a little worried. Keep me posted if things change and I'll do the same.


My Grad Plus MPN took a few extra days to come off the "to do" column of the Student Center. Make sure you filled out the Grad Plus Loan Acceptance Form and if you did that, the entrance counseling, and the MPN (1 for Stafford, 1 for Grad Plus) you SHOULD be good.

If it hasn't come off by 7/31 I would probably call the office just to make sure nothing got lost.


FWIW, mine has been there and never disappeared in student center, and I'm headed into being a 2L.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby matt386 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:32 pm

I really have absolutely nothing constructive to say or add whatsoever. But I am getting really excited :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:56 pm

i know it's probably somewhere in this thread already, but this thread is huge so i'm just going to post and hope for the best: where should i live!? i have to find housing asap after getting off the WL...

should i shoot for collegetown, really close to campus? a friend's girlfriend who went to Cornell UG mentioned University City....

I'm confused and don't know diddly about the buslines...my first inclination is to go oncampus if there is any availability (bc i could just accept that sight unseen and in terms of convenience, well, it's pretty convenient), or alternately to try to get something that is a very close walk in the immediate vicinity (studio or a one bedroom).

housing is the final hurdle. well, finaid too i guess. but mostly housing. and then it's smooth sailing until orientation.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:53 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:i know it's probably somewhere in this thread already, but this thread is huge so i'm just going to post and hope for the best: where should i live!? i have to find housing asap after getting off the WL...

should i shoot for collegetown, really close to campus? a friend's girlfriend who went to Cornell UG mentioned University City....

I'm confused and don't know diddly about the buslines...my first inclination is to go oncampus if there is any availability (bc i could just accept that sight unseen and in terms of convenience, well, it's pretty convenient), or alternately to try to get something that is a very close walk in the immediate vicinity (studio or a one bedroom).

housing is the final hurdle. well, finaid too i guess. but mostly housing. and then it's smooth sailing until orientation.

It kinda depends on what you're into. Collegetown is very close to the law school so that would be convenient, but it seems to be somewhat more expensive and it's a busy place, so maybe not ideal if you're not a fan of people. The farther you get from campus, the cheaper housing tends to be. There are quiet residential neighborhoods if that's what you're into. If you don't have a car, you probably want to make sure that your housing is near a bus line.

I'm moving into my apartment on Saturday, but for some reason I've yet to motivate myself to start packing, probably because this all still seems really unreal. But yes, I should start packing soon. Damn.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby matt386 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:03 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:i know it's probably somewhere in this thread already, but this thread is huge so i'm just going to post and hope for the best: where should i live!? i have to find housing asap after getting off the WL...

should i shoot for collegetown, really close to campus? a friend's girlfriend who went to Cornell UG mentioned University City....

I'm confused and don't know diddly about the buslines...my first inclination is to go oncampus if there is any availability (bc i could just accept that sight unseen and in terms of convenience, well, it's pretty convenient), or alternately to try to get something that is a very close walk in the immediate vicinity (studio or a one bedroom).

housing is the final hurdle. well, finaid too i guess. but mostly housing. and then it's smooth sailing until orientation.


Just so you know, don't count on the on-campus housing, there really is nothing left at this point. Craigslist isn't a bad place to start looking though, at the very least to get some ideas.

Congrats on getting in!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:00 pm

matt386 wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:i know it's probably somewhere in this thread already, but this thread is huge so i'm just going to post and hope for the best: where should i live!? i have to find housing asap after getting off the WL...

should i shoot for collegetown, really close to campus? a friend's girlfriend who went to Cornell UG mentioned University City....

I'm confused and don't know diddly about the buslines...my first inclination is to go oncampus if there is any availability (bc i could just accept that sight unseen and in terms of convenience, well, it's pretty convenient), or alternately to try to get something that is a very close walk in the immediate vicinity (studio or a one bedroom).

housing is the final hurdle. well, finaid too i guess. but mostly housing. and then it's smooth sailing until orientation.


Just so you know, don't count on the on-campus housing, there really is nothing left at this point. Craigslist isn't a bad place to start looking though, at the very least to get some ideas.

Congrats on getting in!


thanks! talk about June retake FTW.

is craigslist a better bet than the housing.cornell.edu website that brings you to the housing interface where they have a database of all kinds of listings for Ithaca?....that seemed, after an admittedly quick glance, like a pretty great starting point....

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:19 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
matt386 wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:i know it's probably somewhere in this thread already, but this thread is huge so i'm just going to post and hope for the best: where should i live!? i have to find housing asap after getting off the WL...

should i shoot for collegetown, really close to campus? a friend's girlfriend who went to Cornell UG mentioned University City....

I'm confused and don't know diddly about the buslines...my first inclination is to go oncampus if there is any availability (bc i could just accept that sight unseen and in terms of convenience, well, it's pretty convenient), or alternately to try to get something that is a very close walk in the immediate vicinity (studio or a one bedroom).

housing is the final hurdle. well, finaid too i guess. but mostly housing. and then it's smooth sailing until orientation.


Just so you know, don't count on the on-campus housing, there really is nothing left at this point. Craigslist isn't a bad place to start looking though, at the very least to get some ideas.

Congrats on getting in!


thanks! talk about June retake FTW.

is craigslist a better bet than the housing.cornell.edu website that brings you to the housing interface where they have a database of all kinds of listings for Ithaca?....that seemed, after an admittedly quick glance, like a pretty great starting point....

it is an amazing starting point.. and how i found my apartment...
but to be honest..it's pretty late in the game, so im not sure how many places close by are left.. well..at least those that are pretty affordable..
i would definitely say that that list is your best shot..
good luck!!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby hieveryone » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:17 pm

Hey classmates!
I have a question about our schedules. Do we need to sign up for classes? Or do they just automatically sign us up for our classes without our input for the first semester? We get automatically assigned to our sections, I presume. Thanks guys.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby spanktheduck » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:32 pm

hieveryone wrote:Hey classmates!
I have a question about our schedules. Do we need to sign up for classes? Or do they just automatically sign us up for our classes without our input for the first semester? We get automatically assigned to our sections, I presume. Thanks guys.


Automatically, you have no say and don't need to do anything.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby hieveryone » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:38 pm

^Thanks! I was worried I was forgetting something

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:14 pm

Try walking around Eddy st, Stewart st, and E Buffalo st. There's still a few signs advertising rooms or apts for rent a stone's throw from the law school.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:41 pm

ddp wrote:Anyone doing the orientation on the 17th know in what form the stipend will come and when we should expect it?


No clue but during ASD I received a travel subsidy and they put a check into the binder they gave me...so I think it's likely the AOP stipend will come the same way...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:47 pm

Apparently my credit is still being approved for the Grad Plus Loan...is this a bad thing? My credit should be decent but I didn't have any loans for UG and that could be why it's taking so long...is anyone having the same issue?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Andy Bernard » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:11 pm

Hey all, add me to the list for the Class of 2012! (The list couldn't be complete without Andy Bernard, right?) Looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:28 pm

Andy Bernard wrote:Hey all, add me to the list for the Class of 2012! (The list couldn't be complete without Andy Bernard, right?) Looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!


welcome! (to this thread..and TLS.. :wink: )

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:42 am

Andy Bernard wrote:Hey all, add me to the list for the Class of 2012! (The list couldn't be complete without Andy Bernard, right?) Looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!

Added!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:49 am

I just finished my last day of work yesterday, and I was feeling FREE! Then I checked my stuff at cornell, $67k/2 semesters, REALLY?!?! *sigh* It's totally worth it ;) (I hope).

I'm moving in next saturday, who's already there/will be there? We should meet up!



Andy Bernard wrote:Hey all, add me to the list for the Class of 2012! (The list couldn't be complete without Andy Bernard, right?) Looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!


Yay! Congrats!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:09 am

i feel your pain shel...but im also positive that it will be worth it!

im not moving in until the 19th.. but visiting for a few days on the 10th..
we should definitely plan something..

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby maap85 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:24 pm

Last year we got our stipends on the first day of AOP orientation.

I'm a 2L and I'm selling all of my supplements and casebooks. PM me and I will send you a list of everything I have available.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:13 pm

panda wrote:i feel your pain shel...but im also positive that it will be worth it!

im not moving in until the 19th.. but visiting for a few days on the 10th..
we should definitely plan something..

Ill be around shel and panda, and I'm sure the roomie (southside) will be up for it, we should all get together




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