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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:12 pm

anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Thu May 23, 2013 8:25 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Likely June 10, based on when grades were released two years ago. Registrar told me 3L grades are out June 5, so a few days later would make sense for 1L grades.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu May 23, 2013 11:41 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Likely June 10, based on when grades were released two years ago. Registrar told me 3L grades are out June 5, so a few days later would make sense for 1L grades.


June 5 is a wednesday, that'd be random. The equivalent to last year would be 5/31, but I'm inclined to think the new registrar will hold them later.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby northerrn » Thu May 23, 2013 11:57 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Supposedly the fall recruitment process starts on the 5th for us, so maybe the monday before, which would be the 3rd?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri May 24, 2013 8:12 am

northerrn wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Supposedly the fall recruitment process starts on the 5th for us, so maybe the monday before, which would be the 3rd?


That'd be what they said it was going to be last year. In point of fact, 1L grades came on Friday the 1st, and the firm list/ gpa ranges went live that Sunday. So if they said the process starts on the 5th it's possible grades will be the 3rd.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Fri May 24, 2013 8:30 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
northerrn wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Supposedly the fall recruitment process starts on the 5th for us, so maybe the monday before, which would be the 3rd?


That'd be what they said it was going to be last year. In point of fact, 1L grades came on Friday the 1st, and the firm list/ gpa ranges went live that Sunday. So if they said the process starts on the 5th it's possible grades will be the 3rd.


That makes sense, then. I just guessed June 10 because two years ago it was June 6, and the registrar specifically told me 3L grades would be available June 5 (which I agree is a weird date). Because the last 1L exam was taken after the last 3L exam, I just assumed 1L grades would come out the Monday after 3L grades, not before. Either way, I don't think it'll be the Friday; the new registrar has been a bit slower than Nan Colvin.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Fri May 24, 2013 8:30 am

PS: Good luck with recruiting, 1Ls!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Tue May 28, 2013 6:06 pm

When do we find out if we made a journal or not?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:27 pm

msblaw89 wrote:When do we find out if we made a journal or not?


Your packets haven't even been shipped out to us yet, jeeze. In good time.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LSHopeful91 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:anyone know when grades generally come out for 1L's spring semester. Haven't checked at all yet, but just curious.


Scoops says June 4th is the expected date.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ithacais » Wed May 29, 2013 1:20 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:When do we find out if we made a journal or not?


Your packets haven't even been shipped out to us yet, jeeze. In good time.


This.

But last year the LR calls went out on 7/11, ILJ & JLPP the next day.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:24 pm

ithacais wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:When do we find out if we made a journal or not?


Your packets haven't even been shipped out to us yet, jeeze. In good time.


This.

But last year the LR calls went out on 7/11, ILJ & JLPP the next day.


This is accurate.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 pm

Based on 3L grades that came out today, grade inflation is rampant. Enjoy it, 1Ls.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:31 pm

Lincoln wrote:Based on 3L grades that came out today, grade inflation is rampant. Enjoy it, 1Ls.


Inaccurate. It's bimodal- the people at the top keep trying hard to maintain rank (and max out on ungraded credits), while anyone outside stops caring entirely, thereby softening the curve at the top. You get a concentration around two peaks instead of a normal distribution as you'd expect.

It's bizarre as shit.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Wed May 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Based on 3L grades that came out today, grade inflation is rampant. Enjoy it, 1Ls.


Inaccurate. It's bimodal- the people at the top keep trying hard to maintain rank (and max out on ungraded credits), while anyone outside stops caring entirely, thereby softening the curve at the top. You get a concentration around two peaks instead of a normal distribution as you'd expect.

It's bizarre as shit.


Well, the bimodal thing may be true. I can't say I'm well-informed enough to know. However:

For the graduating Class of 2013, the gpa cut off for magna cum laude was 3.80 and for cum laude was 3.62.


5% - 3.84 10% - 3.80


Now compare this to last year:

For the graduating Class of 2012, the gpa cut off for magna cum laude was 3.70 and for cum laude was 3.53.[/quote

Plus, last semester,

Class of 2014 [three semesters]:
5% - 3.89 10% - 3.81


So the top 10% cut-off has gone from a 3.7 to a 3.81 between the graduating classes of 2012 and 2013. The top 5% has gone from 3.84 in my year to 3.89 in your year. Both of those figures are likely to be higher for your year once you graduate. If that's not grade inflation, I don't know what is.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby BlhBlhBlh » Thu May 30, 2013 7:17 pm

Lincoln wrote:
For the graduating Class of 2013, the gpa cut off for magna cum laude was 3.80 and for cum laude was 3.62.


5% - 3.84 10% - 3.80


Where is this information from?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Thu May 30, 2013 11:21 pm

BlhBlhBlh wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
For the graduating Class of 2013, the gpa cut off for magna cum laude was 3.80 and for cum laude was 3.62.


5% - 3.84 10% - 3.80


Where is this information from?


The grading policy that was sent to members of the class of 2013 who requested an unofficial transcript in the last few days.

Edited for accuracy.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri May 31, 2013 8:30 am

Lincoln wrote:
BlhBlhBlh wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
For the graduating Class of 2013, the gpa cut off for magna cum laude was 3.80 and for cum laude was 3.62.


5% - 3.84 10% - 3.80


Where is this information from?


The grading policy that was sent to members of the class of 2013 who requested an unofficial transcript in the last few days.

Edited for accuracy.


And for those that are wondering, it doesn't include years other than 2013.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby BlhBlhBlh » Fri May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Lincoln wrote:The grading policy that was sent to members of the class of 2013 who requested an unofficial transcript in the last few days.
Thanks.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:23 pm

Grades are up for 1Ls

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:26 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:Grades are up for 1Ls

Except for Rachlinksi

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:27 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:Grades are up for 1Ls


For everyone, now.

Except Rachlinski, apparently.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:44 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Grades are up for 1Ls

Except for Rachlinksi


Fuck, I'm in work and literally too nervous to check

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:52 pm

redsox550 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Grades are up for 1Ls

Except for Rachlinksi


Fuck, I'm in work and literally too nervous to check


Stop being weak willed.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
redsox550 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:Grades are up for 1Ls

Except for Rachlinksi


Fuck, I'm in work and literally too nervous to check


Stop being weak willed.


Idk if it's "weak willed" just fucking nervous and acting like a scared little girl, that's all




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