Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby bombaysippin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:21 am

Lincoln wrote:Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


When you say roommates do you mean like same room or everyone had their own rooms in the same apartment?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:35 am

akg144 wrote:K so early March is the typical time period - can anyone else confirm that?

Well, I can confirm what kemosabe said about me saying it's March. :wink:

I can also provide evidence if you want:
Admitted Students FAQ wrote:When will I receive my financial aid package?

In general, we start sending out financial aid packages during early March.


Bajam wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


When you say roommates do you mean like same room or everyone had their own rooms in the same apartment?

I'll interject and say that I don't know anybody who actually shares a bedroom. $500 per person for a 3BR downtown seems accurate.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Tariffs » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:49 am

Lincoln wrote:(No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


None taken.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:39 am

Lincoln wrote:Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


Thanks for the heads up. As an older student I wish to avoid such a scene.

re: housing, where do older students gravitate to ?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:24 am

AAJD2B wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


Thanks for the heads up. As an older student I wish to avoid such a scene.

re: housing, where do older students gravitate to ?

They're everywhere, really. Can't make generalizations. There are older party students, too. See: Lavitz. Kidding on all fronts. Anyways, quieter options are definitely downtown (By the commons), north campus (it's a bit of a trek but I know people who do it), or Collegetown terrace (if you can afford it).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lincoln » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:35 am

Bajam wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)


When you say roommates do you mean like same room or everyone had their own rooms in the same apartment?


We shared a 3-BR apartment. I had a huge bedroom to myself with four windows and a decent view.

Older students do, to a greater extent, live away from ctown, although there are plenty there, too. I also had a lot of grad student friends, who tend to live and hang out more downtown.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Trippel » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:11 pm

Really excited that I am able to check into this thread, was admitted last week. Still not sure if I am able to attend ASW.

Btw, how long does it usually take to receive the admitted students packet?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Checking IN!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby wsparker » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:48 pm

Just got the acceptance package, it is beautiful!!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:34 pm

So apparently I'm doing tours / lunch / casino night for ASD next week. Hope to see some of y'all there.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:52 pm

hi

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:56 am

FINALLY checking IN! :D

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:43 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:FINALLY checking IN! :D

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week!


Awesome!! Let us know how it went. I can't wait to visit in April.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:16 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:FINALLY checking IN! :D

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week!


Awesome!! Let us know how it went. I can't wait to visit in April.


Sorry I haven't been following cycles too much. Glad to see you got in too!

For those of you that have been admitted for a while, how long did it take for you to get info about required forms to fill out for schollies, housing, etc? I saw some of the links on the main page here, but I'd imagine us recent admits will still be getting accepted packets and additional info?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:21 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:FINALLY checking IN! :D

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week!


Awesome!! Let us know how it went. I can't wait to visit in April.


Sorry I haven't been following cycles too much. Glad to see you got in too!

For those of you that have been admitted for a while, how long did it take for you to get info about required forms to fill out for schollies, housing, etc? I saw some of the links on the main page here, but I'd imagine us recent admits will still be getting accepted packets and additional info?


In the e-mail with my decision, it had a PDF of the admit materials, which included a FinAid checklist, etc.
That came in the mail about a week later.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby concerto » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:34 am

Finally checking in after months of lurking the forums!
Looking forward to seeing everyone later this week.

Lavitz wrote:So apparently I'm doing tours / lunch / casino night for ASD next week. Hope to see some of y'all there.


Lavitz, really looking forward to finally meeting the master behind all these fantastic Cornell threads! Hopefully you will be radiating TLS wisdom at the ASD so it will not be hard to find you :D Are you the only one doing the tours/lunch? That will make recognizing you that much easier

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby concerto » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 am

SteelPenguin wrote:For those of you that have been admitted for a while, how long did it take for you to get info about required forms to fill out for schollies, housing, etc? I saw some of the links on the main page here, but I'd imagine us recent admits will still be getting accepted packets and additional info?


I was accepted mid January and I still have not received any required forms, scholarship info, etc. You initially get physical copies of acceptance letters you received with your email. I think that came within a week or two? Then you get a red, cloth-bound accepted students handbook within a month (at least for me it took a few weeks). That one took longer than expected to arrive but it lived up to the hype. It's indeed very beautiful. I am still waiting on all the other "important information" they said they'll send. You should just go ahead and fill out the financial aid stuff asap.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:00 am

concerto wrote:Hopefully you will be radiating TLS wisdom at the ASD so it will not be hard to find you :D Are you the only one doing the tours/lunch? That will make recognizing you that much easier

Nah, admissions would be crazy to let some 1L who's never given a tour before take everyone who shows up. There will be multiple tour groups leaving around the same time.

Last year we all gave each other hints. I plan on wearing a blue, short-sleeve, button-down shirt. That should make it easy enough.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:54 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:FINALLY checking IN! :D

Looking forward to meeting some of you next week!


Awesome!! Let us know how it went. I can't wait to visit in April.


Sorry I haven't been following cycles too much. Glad to see you got in too!

For those of you that have been admitted for a while, how long did it take for you to get info about required forms to fill out for schollies, housing, etc? I saw some of the links on the main page here, but I'd imagine us recent admits will still be getting accepted packets and additional info?


In the e-mail with my decision, it had a PDF of the admit materials, which included a FinAid checklist, etc.
That came in the mail about a week later.


Thanks. Things were pretty hectic when I received my acceptance e-mail and I apparently missed the checklist on the last page of the attachment.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:59 pm

Without this thread I would've had no idea we even received a checklist :shock: Thanks you guys

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:21 am

Never mind. I was just banned from giving tours because I'd have to miss class. :roll:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:28 am

Lavitz wrote:Never mind. I was just banned from giving tours because I'd have to miss class. :roll:


Boooo. Casino night though?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:32 am

OliveBC wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Never mind. I was just banned from giving tours because I'd have to miss class. :roll:


Boooo. Casino night though?

Yeah, lunch and casino night. Plus if y'all want to go to a bar later, I can arrange it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:41 pm

Won't be at ASW this Friday, but for those attending PLEASE TAKE LOTS OF PICS AND SHARE WITH TLS !! Would love to see some more pictures of Cornell.

Enjoy everyone!!




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