Cornell Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)
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Lavitz
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Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:43 pm

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Admitted Students Page
Academic Calendar

Financial Aid
  • Deadline to submit forms: March 16, 2014.
  • To apply for merit-based aid, need-based aid, and federal loans, you must submit the Financial Aid Information Sheet available on this page in January.
  • To be eligible to receive federal loans, you must submit the FAFSA and a copy of your 2014 tax returns.
  • To be eligible for need-based aid, you must also submit the Need Access report and submit a copy of your parents' tax returns.
  • FAFSA and Need Access will be available January 1st.

Admitted Students Weekend and Deposit Deadline Information:

To Do List (You don't have to worry about most of this until April)
  • If you have not yet received your NetID, you may login using your e-mail address in order to track your progress.
  • Deadlines are not strict, but your health forms should be processed by August 9th or else you may be charge a $100 fine
  • For the health forms, the physical is not required.
  • If you do not submit a photo for your student ID, one will be taken at orientation.
  • After receiving your NetID, you may find your Cornell ID # and activate your Cornell e-mail here. (E-mail login located here.)
  • Can sign up for gym membership.
  • All students must submit undergraduate transcripts and the dean's certification directly to the law school before matriculating.
  • Deadline to waive student health insurance plan is September 30th.

CLSA Portal
  • Links to pretty much everything: Blackboard, Practice Exams, Symplicity, etc.

Myronslist
  • Cornell Law version of craigslist. Buy/sell books, used items, graduation tickets, sublets, etc.

Off-Campus Housing


Hughes Hall
  • 2-6 people per suite.
  • Fill out application online in the housing portal.
  • Furnishings provided.
  • For laundry, you may add money to your ID card here.
  • Can ship belongings to your dorm in advance with Big Red Shipping.
  • Move-in begins 9AM the Saturday before Orientation.
  • May move in earlier if invited to AOP.


Academic Orientation Program
  • In mid-July, most students who submitted a diversity statement with their application will be invited to attend AOP.
  • If you would like to attend but did not receive an e-mail, you can try contacting admissions and telling them you wrote a diversity statement but didn't get invited to AOP. Or you can contact Sheri Johnson directly.
  • Begins Monday, August 17th. Involves week-long mock class; establishes welcoming environment.
  • Historical justification


Merchandise
  • Bear Necessities has a limited selection of law school apparel.
  • The Cornell Store has one law school t-shirt and--of course--plenty of generic Cornell merchandise.
  • For good deals on used textbooks, check out Kraftees.
  • Note: if you wait until a few days before orientation, your cmail account will be flooded with e-mails from current students offering to sell you their used books and supplements at very low prices.


Dining


Traveling


Questions?
  • You can ask current students in the taking questions thread.
  • You can read evaluations of professors on clsevals. Not affiliated with Cornell Law School or Cornell Law Students Association, although we will be releasing a new version of this in the Spring.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:56 pm

Checking in! Just got in today! :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby hangree » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:55 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:10 am

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby xylocarp » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:56 pm

downbeat14 wrote:Checking in!

same! and congrats on the full ride downbeat, that's awesome!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:03 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:45 pm

so we can't apply for housing before we make a deposit and formally enroll right? It looks like space in Hughes is very limited but the earliest I would make a deposit would be in March or April after I visit. It would probably be full by then right?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:01 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:so we can't apply for housing before we make a deposit and formally enroll right? It looks like space in Hughes is very limited but the earliest I would make a deposit would be in March or April after I visit. It would probably be full by then right?

You can apply in the housing portal before you make the deposit. (Housing portal's not updated yet. Maybe in about a month.) Then assignments are usually made in April. Previously, you had to make the deposit before getting the actual assignment, but there were some reports last year of people getting an assignment even though they never sent in a deposit. If you don't get an initial assignment, you'll be put on a waitlist and may still get it as people withdraw from Cornell / decide on different housing.

This is assuming Hughes still exists (they've been saying "this is the last year of Hughes" for at least the past 2 years).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:25 am

ok that makes sense! I checked the housing portal and it still has 2014-2015 up, I guess I'll have to wait

I also have a quick financial aid question: If we didn't file any taxes in 2013 or 2014, what should we submit instead of copies of our taxes? or can we just submit nothing?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:43 am

supersplittysplitter wrote:I also have a quick financial aid question: If we didn't file any taxes in 2013 or 2014, what should we submit instead of copies of our taxes? or can we just submit nothing?

I have no idea. You should probably e-mail financial aid to ask / let them know so they don't sit there waiting for you to submit something.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:51 am

Lavitz wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:I also have a quick financial aid question: If we didn't file any taxes in 2013 or 2014, what should we submit instead of copies of our taxes? or can we just submit nothing?

I have no idea. You should probably e-mail financial aid to ask / let them know so they don't sit there waiting for you to submit something.


yea that sounds like a pretty good idea haha

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby hephaestus » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:12 am

supersplittysplitter wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:I also have a quick financial aid question: If we didn't file any taxes in 2013 or 2014, what should we submit instead of copies of our taxes? or can we just submit nothing?

I have no idea. You should probably e-mail financial aid to ask / let them know so they don't sit there waiting for you to submit something.


yea that sounds like a pretty good idea haha

If you submitted non-filing letters (statement that you didn't have to pay taxes) you use those. If you didn't, then yeah call financial aid.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby shakenbake » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:37 am

checking in. also mad props to Cornell on the admitted students book… that was the most useful information I've gotten from any of the schools I've gotten into.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:37 pm

Has anyone been admitted around 12/17 received any sort of mailing yet? I got the email but my lack of a letter/mailing makes me worried.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby xylocarp » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:52 pm

lc39 wrote:Has anyone been admitted around 12/17 received any sort of mailing yet? I got the email but my lack of a letter/mailing makes me worried.

I got the email on 12/23 and received the acceptance package in the mail on 12/27. located in south florida. are you super far away? maybe it got lost in the mail somehow.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:52 pm

xylocarp wrote:
lc39 wrote:Has anyone been admitted around 12/17 received any sort of mailing yet? I got the email but my lack of a letter/mailing makes me worried.

I got the email on 12/23 and received the acceptance package in the mail on 12/27. located in south florida. are you super far away? maybe it got lost in the mail somehow.

Definitely possible considering I've been waiting 2 years for mine.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:00 am

Super excited of getting an acceptance today.

I have a question regarding need aid and international status.

For merit aid, all I need to fill out in the financial aid form, but for need-aid it says i gotta fill out the needaccess form. Are international students eligible to fill this out?

How much aid usually goes out in need-aid?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:23 am

canadianbrother wrote:For merit aid, all I need to fill out in the financial aid form, but for need-aid it says i gotta fill out the needaccess form. Are international students eligible to fill this out?

I assume so because
NeedAccess FAQ wrote:Q - I am an international student and I don’t have a U.S. Social Security number. How do I find my Application ID to give to my parents?
Log in and click “Step 1: Identify Applicant” from the My Applications page.


canadianbrother wrote:How much aid usually goes out in need-aid?

No way to tell because they don't segregate merit and need amounts when they give out awards. So it appears as one sum and you don't know how much was from which source. But probably not much goes into need. A few years ago, one of the adcomms said they were starting to focus more on merit aid to be more competitive with other schools.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby arewevoting » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:51 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:16 pm

Checking in! :mrgreen:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:19 pm

Congrats to the new admits! Finally broke down and emailed Cornell about my missing acceptance letter. They said it must have gotten lost in the mail and they'll send me another one.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby curlietop86 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:06 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

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Forgot to check in lol

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby goingtothestore » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:04 am

Also checking in, admitted earlier this week!

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