Cornell Class of 2016

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:02 am

smdpnp wrote:Got my decision sent by email this past Wednesday. Anyone know when Cornell sends you the welcome packet?


You'll get an envelope with the letter and a Ithaca brochure in a few days, and then a larger package with a beautiful red book a little while after that, though maybe they're sending them faster now that it's later in the cycle.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 am

Who else here is appealing their award? I sent in an appeal on Thursday but haven't received any confirmation of receipt or anything.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby comeonletsgo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:14 am

ph5354a wrote:Who else here is appealing their award? I sent in an appeal on Thursday but haven't received any confirmation of receipt or anything.


Me. I emailed them on Friday. Also no response yet.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby LLLPLLL » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:03 pm

I sent in my seat deposit last Monday (Mar 25) and still haven't received a confirmation email :(

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby LLLPLLL » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:16 pm

LLLPLLL wrote:I sent in my seat deposit last Monday (Mar 25) and still haven't received a confirmation email :(


Should I call? Or should I wait a bit longer...?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:18 pm

LLLPLLL wrote:
LLLPLLL wrote:I sent in my seat deposit last Monday (Mar 25) and still haven't received a confirmation email :(


Should I call? Or should I wait a bit longer...?


I assume you sent a check? I wish there were a way to do this online. Yeah, I would call, just because it involves important financial documents and you want to make sure it didn't get lost.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:43 pm

ph5354a wrote:
LLLPLLL wrote:
LLLPLLL wrote:I sent in my seat deposit last Monday (Mar 25) and still haven't received a confirmation email :(


Should I call? Or should I wait a bit longer...?


I assume you sent a check? I wish there were a way to do this online. Yeah, I would call, just because it involves important financial documents and you want to make sure it didn't get lost.

Just an FYI: I mailed mine the same day and e-mailed them on Friday. They responded that they got it and that I would receive the official confirmation in a few business days, so I haven't gotten my actual confirmation either.

So you can e-mail or call(and you probably should since you have the same April 1st deadline), but don't get too worried because they probably got it and haven't confirmed yet--just like mine.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:25 pm

Besides the check/withdrawal form, is there any other paperwork that needs to accompany the deposit? They don't seem to mention an enrollment agreement of any kind.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:34 pm

Some Finger Lakes humor for your Monday afternoon enjoyment.

http://www.fingerlakes.com/news/3-finge ... be-drained

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby turn left » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:47 pm

Appealed my award as well. Was awarded 7k a year but have 75k+ from USC, UCLA, Vandy and Emory. If my award gets increased I'll likely be Ithaca bound...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:06 pm

ph5354a wrote:You'll get an envelope with the letter and a Ithaca brochure in a few days, and then a larger package with a beautiful red book a little while after that, though maybe they're sending them faster now that it's later in the cycle.

You know, I never actually received the red book. I didn't even know it was a thing until I saw the version on the website. Not sure if it got lost in the mail or what, but I guess I won't bother them since it's online anyway.

comeonletsgo wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Who else here is appealing their award? I sent in an appeal on Thursday but haven't received any confirmation of receipt or anything.


Me. I emailed them on Friday. Also no response yet.

Did you guys e-mail Patina? I e-mailed her a few basic questions once and it took her a few days to respond.

ph5354a wrote:Besides the check/withdrawal form, is there any other paperwork that needs to accompany the deposit? They don't seem to mention an enrollment agreement of any kind.

They don't, so I think just the check is fine, with "seat deposit" in the memo line.

But if you're so inclined, I know last year people did stuff like this:
Chucky21 wrote:I just mailed the deposit. There wasn't an official form to fill out, I just sent a letter with the check to Dean Geiger stating that I accepted their offer etc. They will probably just take my name off the letter and discard of it promptly while ensuring the check makes its way swiftly and surely to the bank.

Also, I don't know about you guys but on February 14th, they sent me an e-mail with a form I could fill out and fax to them if I wanted to pay my deposit by authorizing them to debit my bank account.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:10 pm

Yup, as an update, I received a response from Patina this evening after submitting my appeal on Thursday. Just said that she woud submit my request and would be in touch shortly.

Lavitz, the red book is beautiful, but the pages also fall out easily. Not worth the call.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:44 pm

ph5354a wrote:Lavitz, the red book is beautiful, but the pages also fall out easily. Not worth the call.

Yeah, I have too much law school related stuff piling up anyway.
ph5354a wrote:Some Finger Lakes humor for your Monday afternoon enjoyment.

http://www.fingerlakes.com/news/3-finge ... be-drained

Lost it at
Jorge Costanza, Senior Marine Biologist for New York State

:lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:09 am

Lavitz wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Lavitz, the red book is beautiful, but the pages also fall out easily. Not worth the call.

Yeah, I have too much law school related stuff piling up anyway.
ph5354a wrote:Some Finger Lakes humor for your Monday afternoon enjoyment.

http://www.fingerlakes.com/news/3-finge ... be-drained

Lost it at
Jorge Costanza, Senior Marine Biologist for New York State

:lol:


Anything even remotely referencing Seinfeld gets a +1 from this guy(me).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:43 am

CR2012 wrote:Anything even remotely referencing Seinfeld gets a +1 from this guy(me).

We should be friends.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:35 am

Pretty please, Cornell, give me just a little bit of $. :oops:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:01 pm

Lavitz wrote:
CR2012 wrote:Anything even remotely referencing Seinfeld gets a +1 from this guy(me).

We should be friends.


Done! I now have infinitely more friends at Cornell.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby LLLPLLL » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Lavitz wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
LLLPLLL wrote:
LLLPLLL wrote:I sent in my seat deposit last Monday (Mar 25) and still haven't received a confirmation email :(


Should I call? Or should I wait a bit longer...?


I assume you sent a check? I wish there were a way to do this online. Yeah, I would call, just because it involves important financial documents and you want to make sure it didn't get lost.

Just an FYI: I mailed mine the same day and e-mailed them on Friday. They responded that they got it and that I would receive the official confirmation in a few business days, so I haven't gotten my actual confirmation either.

So you can e-mail or call(and you probably should since you have the same April 1st deadline), but don't get too worried because they probably got it and haven't confirmed yet--just like mine.


ph5354a and Lavitz, thanks! I got my confirmation email today.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 pm

Did you guys e-mail Patina? I e-mailed her a few basic questions once and it took her a few days to respond.


Maybe she was out of town? On holiday (religious, or otherwise)?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:16 pm

LLLPLLL wrote:ph5354a and Lavitz, thanks! I got my confirmation email today.

Yep, so did I. :)

Big Dog wrote:Maybe she was out of town? On holiday (religious, or otherwise)?

I don't know, I just wanted to point out that it's standard for them to take a few days to respond. And since they haven't even finalized all the initial offers yet, I'm not surprised they're a little slow to respond to all the e-mails they must be getting.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:10 am

Received a response today --no increase to my financial aid package. Not surprised. I hope the rest of you hear good news. Especially those of you who received $0 (looking at you, Misto).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:02 pm

I'm pre-appealing my award, generally what did you guy say? Something similar to this?



I love you and want your babies, Cornell, but this school offered me X amount to have their babies, and they are also attractive and smart.

Sincerely,
Guinness

But really, just basically tell them about other schools I'm interested in and such?


Edit: I have not gotten any award or email from them, but need to hear soon so that's why I'm emailing them preemptively.

Edit 2: Just saw this post from ph53 "This is my offer from Vandy, which I am seriously considering. Their deadline is April XX. Do you think it's possible to receive my financial aid package in time for me to make an informed decision?"

Send something similar to that?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby comeonletsgo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:21 pm

guinness1547 wrote:Edit 2: Just saw this post from ph53 "This is my offer from Vandy, which I am seriously considering. Their deadline is April XX. Do you think it's possible to receive my financial aid package in time for me to make an informed decision?"

Send something similar to that?


That sounds good!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:28 pm

comeonletsgo wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:Edit 2: Just saw this post from ph53 "This is my offer from Vandy, which I am seriously considering. Their deadline is April XX. Do you think it's possible to receive my financial aid package in time for me to make an informed decision?"

Send something similar to that?


That sounds good!


Yeah I would do that. That person sounds like they really know what they're talking about :lol: Seriously though, if you're up against the deadline, it's completely fair for you to make that clear to them, especially if it's from a peer (or thereabouts) school with money. Just make it clear how interested you are in Cornell, but that you have to make a decision by XX date.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby masked kavana » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:59 pm

Did anyone attend the SF reception yesterday?




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