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Entchen
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Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Entchen » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:48 am

Anyone else? I submitted a couple of days ago -- it's definitely one of my top choices. Good luck, all!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:44 am

Yep!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:10 am

complete after exactly a month. will be reviewed in 2. :)

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:48 am

Entchen wrote:Anyone else? I submitted a couple of days ago -- it's definitely one of my top choices. Good luck, all!


Submitted. Requesting a space heater if accepted.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:53 am

Knockglock wrote:Submitted. Requesting a space heater if accepted.


<3 <3 <3 so true

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:55 am

Count me in, just waiting on my second LOR

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Entchen » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:56 am

Knockglock wrote:
Entchen wrote:Anyone else? I submitted a couple of days ago -- it's definitely one of my top choices. Good luck, all!


Submitted. Requesting a space heater if accepted.


Requesting XC skis.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby zworykin » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:58 am

Submitted a couple weeks ago. I've been "processing" since 10/14.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby vegenator » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:03 pm

zworykin wrote:Submitted a couple weeks ago. I've been "processing" since 10/14.


I submitted on 9/24 and I've been "processing" since 10/1. I think they're just really slow with everyone right now.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby mr_toad » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:05 pm

I want to hold out for a fee waiver... but if they haven't given me one already (at/above both medians), my guess is that the October LSAT won't change anything. Maybe I should just send. I like the M.LL.P. program they have in Berlin.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby LSAT Taker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:12 pm

"Complete" since 10/1, here. Good luck to all!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby kk19131 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Cornell happens to be one of the 19 schools I've applied to, yes...

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:19 pm

Applied back on 10/10. Waiting on my LSAT score to finally complete my application

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby er doctor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:14 pm

Complete since 10/1

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:14 pm

mr_toad wrote:I want to hold out for a fee waiver... but if they haven't given me one already (at/above both medians), my guess is that the October LSAT won't change anything. Maybe I should just send. I like the M.LL.P. program they have in Berlin.


Didn't get a fee waiver either :evil:.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:18 pm

Knockglock wrote:Submitted. Requesting a space heater if accepted.


I'll be ordering one of those, plus a light-therapy lamp.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby 1republic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:51 pm

I was looking over last year's Cornell applicants thread and it seems the people who applied EA were mostly deferred and then strung along till May-ish until a final decision was made. They made it sound like they filled up lots of the spots from RD applicants and then used the people waiting from EA to fill up remaining spots/ppl who withdraw or deny their offers until they can fill up the entire class.

But my stats are probably ideally best served applying EA because I am a splitter. (hoping for a 168-170 from Oct/10).

Any suggestions or ideas of how EA really works?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:16 pm

1republic wrote:I was looking over last year's Cornell applicants thread and it seems the people who applied EA were mostly deferred and then strung along till May-ish until a final decision was made. They made it sound like they filled up lots of the spots from RD applicants and then used the people waiting from EA to fill up remaining spots/ppl who withdraw or deny their offers until they can fill up the entire class.

But my stats are probably ideally best served applying EA because I am a splitter. (hoping for a 168-170 from Oct/10).

Any suggestions or ideas of how EA really works?


Got any hypothesis for why Cornell would be the only school that actively penalizes people who apply early? That sounds pretty ridiculous to me. It's more likely that the people posting in that thread weren't a representative sample.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby 1republic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:20 pm

Bumi wrote:
1republic wrote:I was looking over last year's Cornell applicants thread and it seems the people who applied EA were mostly deferred and then strung along till May-ish until a final decision was made. They made it sound like they filled up lots of the spots from RD applicants and then used the people waiting from EA to fill up remaining spots/ppl who withdraw or deny their offers until they can fill up the entire class.

But my stats are probably ideally best served applying EA because I am a splitter. (hoping for a 168-170 from Oct/10).

Any suggestions or ideas of how EA really works?


Got any hypothesis for why Cornell would be the only school that actively penalizes people who apply early?


No, not really. It's the only school that I am applying to that has an Early Action deadline, as opposed to schools with Early Decision or simply applying sooner than later (with all the same deadline).

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby KevinP » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:21 pm

Bumi wrote:
1republic wrote:I was looking over last year's Cornell applicants thread and it seems the people who applied EA were mostly deferred and then strung along till May-ish until a final decision was made. They made it sound like they filled up lots of the spots from RD applicants and then used the people waiting from EA to fill up remaining spots/ppl who withdraw or deny their offers until they can fill up the entire class.

But my stats are probably ideally best served applying EA because I am a splitter. (hoping for a 168-170 from Oct/10).

Any suggestions or ideas of how EA really works?


Got any hypothesis for why Cornell would be the only school that actively penalizes people who apply early? That sounds pretty ridiculous to me. It's more likely that the people posting in that thread weren't a representative sample.


The only sensible theory I heard on TLS had something to do with yield protecting.

I'm taking the LSAT in December so good luck to us all! Cornell IS my top choice regardless of where I get accepted.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby mr_toad » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:24 pm

It might actually make a lot of sense. They're not in the admissions game to make friends, and people who did EA are binding themselves to Cornell. This means they can try and build the class they want out of the regular applicant pool, see who signs up, and then cherry pick the EA people since they don't have to offer them scholarships. I could see a logic here that might be deemed evil, might be deemed logical, but is probably very effective, especially in a year where their applications increased by 52 percent. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/02/09/we-know-about-cornell-but-what-about-vandy-gulc-duke-etc/. Alternatively, they might have just had their hands full wading through all those extra applications. But I like the explanations that assume nefarious conspiracies.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby mr_toad » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:24 pm

Or, wait, is EA binding or non-binding? I can't remember.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:26 pm

mr_toad wrote:Or, wait, is EA binding or non-binding? I can't remember.

Non-binding. Your theory makes no sense.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby KevinP » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:27 pm

mr_toad wrote:It might actually make a lot of sense. They're not in the admissions game to make friends, and people who did EA are binding themselves to Cornell. This means they can try and build the class they want out of the regular applicant pool, see who signs up, and then cherry pick the EA people since they don't have to offer them scholarships. I could see a logic here that might be deemed evil, might be deemed logical, but is probably very effective, especially in a year where their applications increased by 52 percent. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/02/09/we-know-about-cornell-but-what-about-vandy-gulc-duke-etc/. Alternatively, they might have just had their hands full wading through all those extra applications. But I like the explanations that assume nefarious conspiracies.


EA to Cornell isn't binding. I'm really hoping that the number of applications to Cornell goes down this year... I'm especially worried since their median GPA/LSAT went up to 3.7/168.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Bumi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:28 pm

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