Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:08 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Yeah that's Uris. More specifically it's the A.D. White Library within Uris. The useful thing about Uris proper is that it's open 24 hours a day during the week in case you feel the need to pull an all-nighter and/or are nocturnal.

the law library is also 24/7 for law students.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby anyriotgirl » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:40 pm

toothbrush wrote:
anyriotgirl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Yeah that's Uris. More specifically it's the A.D. White Library within Uris. The useful thing about Uris proper is that it's open 24 hours a day during the week in case you feel the need to pull an all-nighter and/or are nocturnal.

the law library is also 24/7 for law students.


Good to know. I avoided the law libe as an undertot because I know where I'm not wanted haha

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby masked kavana » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:59 pm

kershka wrote:I just received my (merit-based) scholarship offer via mail today so keep your eyes peeled!



Did you apply for need-based aid as well?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:14 pm

masked kavana wrote:
kershka wrote:I just received my (merit-based) scholarship offer via mail today so keep your eyes peeled!



Did you apply for need-based aid as well?

I did but the merit-based was substantial enough that I don't believe I qualified for need-based. You can PM for more details.

Also I've had a couple people PM me asking so I'll mention here that the scholarship came in a normal sized envelope via snail mail, non-priority.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:24 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:
kershka wrote:
masked kavana wrote:
kershka wrote:I just received my (merit-based) scholarship offer via mail today so keep your eyes peeled!



Did you apply for need-based aid as well?

I did but the merit-based was substantial enough that I don't believe I qualified for need-based. You can PM for more details.

Also I've had a couple people PM me asking so I'll mention here that the scholarship came in a normal sized envelope via snail mail, non-priority.


where are you located, for reference.

Midwest

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby linkx13 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:39 pm

kershka wrote:I just received my (merit-based) scholarship offer via mail today so keep your eyes peeled!


Midwest[/quote][/quote][/quote]

This doesn't make sense to me. I thought Cornell gave out merit and need as one award? So, if you applied for need, wouldn't you not have received the award yet?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:21 pm

linkx13 wrote:
This doesn't make sense to me. I thought Cornell gave out merit and need as one award? So, if you applied for need, wouldn't you not have received the award yet?

I applied for both but only was offered merit. The letter I received outlined a significant merit based scholarship and a loan package for any additional expenses (i.e. the scholarship covered most of my tuition but they expect I might need loans to pay for living expenses). It is a fairly common practice among law schools not to offer need-based aid if the merit-based is high enough. Go check out the Michigan accepted thread to see that discussion in more detail as U of M is very upfront about that practice and actually included a line in the scholarship letter about merit aid recipients (over a certain amount) not qualifying for any additional need-based aid. I presume that Cornell uses a similar metric though their letter was less detailed.

tl;dr Essentially, because the merit aid package was large enough, they didn't see the need for any additional "need-based" aid. I received my entire aid package, and that package was entirely merit-based + loans. Feel free to PM if you're still confused and want more details.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:37 pm

Received a dean's scholarship in the mail! Congrats to all the other recipients! I didn't apply for any aid.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:21 am

vicpin5190 wrote:Is all scholarship/financial aid communicated via snail mail or is it just for the Dean's Scholi? I had read somewhere previously that all communication was email, so i guess I'd like some more clarification.

Have no idea since it used to be all e-mail, even for the dean's scholarships. Could be that they just did snail mail for the dean's, or it could be that they're sending everything snail mail this year.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:26 am

I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby anyriotgirl » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:18 pm

Leo wrote:I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...


So they specified a dollar amount?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:23 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:
Leo wrote:I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...


So they specified a dollar amount?

Yes

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Leo wrote:I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...

Leo when did you turn in your financial aid form?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:41 pm

kenwash wrote:
Leo wrote:I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...

Leo when did you turn in your financial aid form?

Feb. 12, I think. Or somewhere around there.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby linkx13 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Leo wrote:
kenwash wrote:
Leo wrote:I also received a Dean's Scholarship offer via snail mail yesterday. I was accepted about 5 weeks ago, and I live in the Midwest. I am very surprised at how high the offer is. I mean, my numbers are good, but holy hell. It's higher than any other scholarship reported on LSN...

Leo when did you turn in your financial aid form?

Feb. 12, I think. Or somewhere around there.


My understanding is that Cornell plans to tell everyone by the end of the month assuming they made the deadline for submitting financial documents. Does that sound right?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Someone deleted a post that would have brought some good discussion, perhaps :) I wanted to answer it with an anecdote. Feel free to pm.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:37 pm

toothbrush wrote:Someone deleted a post that would have brought some good discussion, perhaps :) I wanted to answer it with an anecdote. Feel free to pm.

It's in the taking questions thread.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:47 pm

toothbrush wrote:Someone deleted a post that would have brought some good discussion, perhaps :) I wanted to answer it with an anecdote. Feel free to pm.


"If you strike out at biglaw at Cornell, and you don't pursue PI and make yourself PI-competitive during 2L and 3L, are you stuck with shitlaw? I mean, Cornell's class last year had a good LST score of 85%, but do students on here have anecdotes relating to striking out at biglaw? Looking at the stats, 12 people have what TLS would say is an undesirable outcome (outside of straight jobless), whether in business/industry, state/local clerkships or firms with 25 lawyers or less."

Interested in hearing what you have to say!

ETA: This was supposed to be a PM LOL. Otunga if you think I should just delete it from here, please say so.
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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Otunga » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:51 pm

I posted it! I thought it was more appropriate for the questions thread.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby coachcowher » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:17 am

When you all submitted the financial aid information sheet, did you receive any confirmation from financial aid that they received it?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby coachcowher » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:50 am

vicpin5190 wrote:
coachcowher wrote:When you all submitted the financial aid information sheet, did you receive any confirmation from financial aid that they received it?



No, I had to e-mail them to get a confirmation of receipt. I think that's been the experience for others here.


Thanks! I'll send an email to double check




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