billyez wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before - any of ya'll get accepted after being deferred? What do you think you did to be ultimately accepted if so?
Cornell sent me a fee waiver - which I was surprised by - and while I would be esctatic if I was accepted, that tuition cost is downright astronomical, especially since I'm going into public interest. Cornell has a few notes bout public interest programs and it seems like they really are interested in promoting that sort of thing. Is that just talk or is there actually some kind of focus on it there? If not, I see no reason why I would spend that much money ina place that doesn't reflect my interests.
And as an aside, any Texans up there? Besides the atrocious tuition cost, I'm a bit concerned about the fact that I'm pretty sure that New Yorkers and Texans have a different understanding of what cold really is. Thirty degrees is freezing to me.
So, i personally wasn't deferred, but I heard Cornell is being really harsh this year about ED applicants, and not letting a lot in.. they are basically playing the numbers game, plus they got a huge amount of applicants this year (more than usual..)
I do know that in my cycle, people got in after being deferred. Most if not all wrote a LOCI, some visited the school, called, etc.. otherwise, there isn't really much you can do..
Public interest is a big deal at Cornell from what I noticed from merely my first semester.. There are two full-time public interest career services women who will literally sit down with you and show you ALL the possibilities of PI work you could desire.. While a lot of the students at Cornell opt for Big Law, that's not for lack of resources.. Plus, there is a great loan repayment program if you decide to do PI work after you graduate. I'm not sure about all the details, but you can find everything you need to know here
Also, with regard to PI, for your first summer job, if you do something pertaining to PI, every student (no exception) can apply and get accepted for a PILF grant of 1.5K for the summer, because you, obviously, won't be getting paid. All you have to do is a few hours work for Cabaret (a fundraiser party we have.) If my details are skewed, again, refer to the above website..
With regard to ppl from TX, I know several from TX and quite a few from other areas of the South and some from Cali. We have a good mix from all around (so no, it's not only people from the NE) .. They are all coping with the cold just fine even though it is new for them.. some of them are actually enjoying it! (although, some do have questionable footwear considering the snow.. ) But, if you plan on keeping your definition of cold to 30 degrees, you're in for a rude awakening friend!
(it was -8 yesterday.. )