bakiewakies wrote:im_blue wrote:bakiewakies wrote:njskatchmo wrote:What do I get to if I win? If my best school is cornell with a 173/3.62 with softs which include very dramatic upward trend (3.1 to 3.9), and volunteer experiences abroad. Does that put me in contention? That's how my cycle has gone so far.
No one feels sorry for you if you got into Cornell. It's still T14. Don't be silly.
His numbers are probably 80%+ to get into CCN, so Cornell would be a bad cycle for him. I mean, if I had a 4.33/180 and got rejected from HYSCCN but into T10, are you saying I'd have no right to be upset?
I'm pretty sure the title of this thread is the WORST CYCLE OF THE YEAR. I'm not saying you have no right to be upset, but if he/she got into the T14, then that's not the worst cycle of the year. And even though 3.6 is a good gpa, it's not exactly stellar for what those schools are looking for.
It's obvious from OP's post that we are talking about the worst cycle relative to what one's numbers would project. A 3.5, 164 whose best acceptance is St. Johns would qualify even though there is probably a 3.2, 152 out there saying "Hey, I'd love to get in at St. John's".
If we look for the absolute worst cycle, we would just need to find one person that got rejected from Cooley and /thread.