Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

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groundkontrol
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby groundkontrol » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 am

How are Cornell acceptances released? Random snail mail? Email?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:54 am

groundkontrol wrote:How are Cornell acceptances released? Random snail mail? Email?


My status checker updated to decision, so I just called up the admissions office the next day and got it over the phone. A snail mail packet followed soon after.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby hopefullaw27 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:51 am

really nice admitted student handbook

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby panda » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:58 pm

we should plan a tls meetup for you folks during ASW

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:56 pm

panda wrote:we should plan a tls meetup for you folks during ASW


I'm down for a meetup friday or thursday night for the March 12th ASD.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby panda » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:03 am

CyLaw wrote:
panda wrote:we should plan a tls meetup for you folks during ASW


I'm down for a meetup friday or thursday night for the March 12th ASD.


keep me posted on ASW dates as they approach.. i'll make it happen.. pm me if im not on (at some point this semester i have to get off tls and start studying..)

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby CyLaw » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:11 am

panda wrote:
CyLaw wrote:
panda wrote:we should plan a tls meetup for you folks during ASW


I'm down for a meetup friday or thursday night for the March 12th ASD.


keep me posted on ASW dates as they approach.. i'll make it happen.. pm me if im not on (at some point this semester i have to get off tls and start studying..)


Cool. But I don't know if I want to go to a school that requires me to get off tls to...gasp...study!

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:03 pm

just RSVP'd for the march 5 ASD. if any TLS'ers want to meet up at some point, let me know! :D

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby grifter » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:02 pm

CyLaw wrote:Just RSVP for ASD March 12. Planning on getting there Thursday and then Leaving Saturday evening. PM me if you are interest in splitting costs of a hotel room. I swear I'm not a serial killer.


Someone made this same statement last cycle - feels like De ja vu

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby CyLaw » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:20 pm

grifter wrote:
CyLaw wrote:Just RSVP for ASD March 12. Planning on getting there Thursday and then Leaving Saturday evening. PM me if you are interest in splitting costs of a hotel room. I swear I'm not a serial killer.


Someone made this same statement last cycle - feels like De ja vu


:) I guess it is a common concern.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby cougarlive » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:25 pm

CyLaw wrote:
grifter wrote:
CyLaw wrote:Just RSVP for ASD March 12. Planning on getting there Thursday and then Leaving Saturday evening. PM me if you are interest in splitting costs of a hotel room. I swear I'm not a serial killer.


Someone made this same statement last cycle - feels like De ja vu


:) I guess it is a common concern.



Yeah, a common concern for serial killers trying not to come off as serial killers....DUN DUN DUN....

Just kidding grifter. Have you tried contacting someone from your undergrad who is there now and willing to let you couch surf for 2 nights? I did that during my visit, and found a few people from my undergrad willing to house me.

(edited spelling)

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby js87 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:56 pm

Damn it Cornell, why are you so geographically undesirable? I love everything about Cornell except the absolute logistical nightmare of getting to Ithaca. There are no direct flights from my location (Florida) to either Ithaca or Syracuse, and many of the connecting flights have long stretches of several hours between them. I checked all THREE international airports close to my home. Attending the ASW is proving to be a scheduling challenge -- I can only imagine the major pain of flying home to see my family when I'm a student. It's much easier, not to mention cheaper, to hop on a direct flight to Florida from NYC or DC.

:?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby galahad85 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:01 am

js87 wrote:Damn it Cornell, why are you so geographically undesirable? I love everything about Cornell except the absolute logistical nightmare of getting to Ithaca. There are no direct flights from my location (Florida) to either Ithaca or Syracuse, and many of the connecting flights have long stretches of several hours between them. I checked all THREE international airports close to my home. Attending the ASW is proving to be a scheduling challenge -- I can only imagine the major pain of flying home to see my family when I'm a student. It's much easier, not to mention cheaper, to hop on a direct flight to Florida from NYC or DC.

:?


I know what you mean. I'm coming all the way from California, and scheduling my flight to Ithaca was a nightmare.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby panda » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:31 pm

if you're interested in Cornell, you better get used to the idea of delayed/canceled flights. I have yet to have a flight into Ithaca or out that hasn't been delayed/canceled.

flying into Syracuse is always a good option, it's a much better airport, but then you have to pay for a cab or shuttle to Ithaca which isn't cheap, and extends your travel time. I also hear El Mira, Binghamton, and Rochester have decent airports, but none of them have a shuttle to Cornell like Syracuse does.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby amandap » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:26 am

Is anyone planning on going to the March 5th ASD? I just RSVPed and I was wondering if anyone else I coming from the Bay Area.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby drewtltl » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:41 am

js87 wrote:Damn it Cornell, why are you so geographically undesirable? I love everything about Cornell except the absolute logistical nightmare of getting to Ithaca. There are no direct flights from my location (Florida) to either Ithaca or Syracuse, and many of the connecting flights have long stretches of several hours between them. I checked all THREE international airports close to my home. Attending the ASW is proving to be a scheduling challenge -- I can only imagine the major pain of flying home to see my family when I'm a student. It's much easier, not to mention cheaper, to hop on a direct flight to Florida from NYC or DC.

:?


I have no problem finding flights home to any of FL's major airports i.e. Tampa International, Orlando International, Jacksonville, Miami etc. I have a car, but I know that most people get rides to various airports if you'd rather not fly out of Ithaca on trips back to FL. I haven't found travel in or out to be much of a problem.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby galahad85 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:10 am

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby js87 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:25 am

drewtltl wrote:
js87 wrote:Damn it Cornell, why are you so geographically undesirable? I love everything about Cornell except the absolute logistical nightmare of getting to Ithaca. There are no direct flights from my location (Florida) to either Ithaca or Syracuse, and many of the connecting flights have long stretches of several hours between them. I checked all THREE international airports close to my home. Attending the ASW is proving to be a scheduling challenge -- I can only imagine the major pain of flying home to see my family when I'm a student. It's much easier, not to mention cheaper, to hop on a direct flight to Florida from NYC or DC.

:?


I have no problem finding flights home to any of FL's major airports i.e. Tampa International, Orlando International, Jacksonville, Miami etc. I have a car, but I know that most people get rides to various airports if you'd rather not fly out of Ithaca on trips back to FL. I haven't found travel in or out to be much of a problem.


Thanks, sent you a PM.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Baloo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:01 pm

do rejections come through snail mail as well or just admits? decision rendered today.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby como » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:51 pm

Baloo wrote:do rejections come through snail mail as well or just admits? decision rendered today.


You're probably asking the wrong group, seeing as how everyone here has been admitted.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby panda » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:51 pm

Baloo wrote:do rejections come through snail mail as well or just admits? decision rendered today.


last cycle i remember people saying they came in snail mail. dunno what's gonna happen this cycle seeing as apps are up 50%. think about all the trees that would be wasted.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:23 am

Has anyone received a Dean's Scholarship offer yet? If not, does anyone know when Cornell releases the offers (or non-offers) to those of us who were invited to apply?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:51 am

Hi guys,

Does anyone have any suggestions for good apartments/apartment complexes in Collegetown? I'll pay anywhere from $700 to $1200/mo for a nice 1BR. I'm going to be in town for the first admitted student day on March 5th and figured I'd do some apartment shopping on the 6th, and TLS would be as good a place to start as any.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby como » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:15 pm

vexion wrote:Hi guys,

Does anyone have any suggestions for good apartments/apartment complexes in Collegetown? I'll pay anywhere from $700 to $1200/mo for a nice 1BR. I'm going to be in town for the first admitted student day on March 5th and figured I'd do some apartment shopping on the 6th, and TLS would be as good a place to start as any.


You can check out my place. I'm moving in with some friends and my lease is up on 8/15. It's a pretty nice 1 br in lower CT, 7-8 minute walk to school, but uphill : ( I'm actually moving right around the corner, so the walk obviously hasn't been that bad. PM me if you want to check it out. At the least, it might give you some idea of what kinds of places you can expect for your price-range.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby CyLaw » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:28 pm

Anyone else thinking about Hughes Hall?

I wish I could find more pictures of the place, but I have only found one on flicker of the inside of a room.




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