Cornell 2011 applicants

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jjlew111
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby jjlew111 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:43 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
jjlew111 wrote:Here's some info for you EA/Deferred people. I applied EA last year to Cornell and I was deferred to regular decision. I waited for long haul--until I got the letter that said, "Hey, you still exist! What about that? Yeah, we decided not to take you." Not sure when I received it--but it wasn't until late July at the earliest. I suspect it was mid-August, but I'm too lazy to check right now.

But here's the thing--despite having a few offers at other schools that were tempting, I thought I would best be served just to wait another year and keep doing what I'm doing, working and putting away a bit in savings. (That's one of the reasons I was able to wait until the very end for Cornell--after all, I didn't have to plan for other schools, etc.) My stats last year were 167/3.49, non-URM. (For what it's worth, I had almost a 4.0 during my junior and senior years, and I also have a graduate degree...again, for whatever that's worth in the admissions game.) Over the summer, I raised my LSAT to 169. I applied again to Cornell EA. I was once again deferred to regular decision. However, this time? This time I was admitted in mid-February. The only explanation I have for it is a combination of the higher (yet now above-average) LSAT and what the Admissions Office must see as my desire and willingness to go to the school, and that probably went into their YP number crunching. Or who really knows what.


Will you be attending?


Barring anything shocking in my life, I'll be attending. I just sent in my first seat deposit.

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paisaaa
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby paisaaa » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Just freed up a spot... hope a TLSer gets it!

BlueDiamond
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby BlueDiamond » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:24 pm

you told me EARLY April Cornell.. was that not intended to be a factual statement?!?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby aaaaaah » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:57 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:you told me EARLY April Cornell.. was that not intended to be a factual statement?!?


Well, at least I got a laugh out of this.

Kiwi917
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Kiwi917 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:21 pm

valengina wrote:Just freed up a spot... hope a TLSer gets it!


+1

RTFM
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby RTFM » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:38 pm

Kiwi917 wrote:
valengina wrote:Just freed up a spot... hope a TLSer gets it!


+1


+1

dabbadon8
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby dabbadon8 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:44 pm

Also withdrew today. Good luck to everyone still hoping to get in!

FiveSermon
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 am

A 169/3.75 got waitlisted today on LSN, looking bad bad.

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Ginj
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Ginj » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:22 am

aaaaaah wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:you told me EARLY April Cornell.. was that not intended to be a factual statement?!?


Well, at least I got a laugh out of this.


Truthiness.

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dpk711
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby dpk711 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:54 pm

As hard as it was for me, I withdrew today. Freed up some scholarship money as well, good luck everyone!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby TheOcho » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:02 pm

FiveSermon wrote:A 169/3.75 got waitlisted today on LSN, looking bad bad.


Actually, I was waitlisted over a month ago. I just hadn't updated my info on the site until yesterday.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby neonx » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:08 pm

I. Don't. Get. Why. Cornell. Is. The. Only. T14. With. A. Mid-April. Deposit. Deadline.

subtle
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby subtle » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:09 pm

neonx wrote:I. Don't. Get. Why. Cornell. Is. The. Only. T14. With. A. Mid-April. Deposit. Deadline.


Hahah. Why do you care?

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cucullu
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby cucullu » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:10 pm

neonx wrote:I. Don't. Get. Why. Cornell. Is. The. Only. T14. With. A. Mid-April. Deposit. Deadline.

And. Also. Release. Decisions. More. Slowly. Than. H. Y. S.

dadamafia
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby dadamafia » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:27 pm

I am at the point where I simply pretend to myself that I didnt apply and if I ever do get a positive decision it will come as a wickedly pleasant surprise. Yeah.

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JFo
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby JFo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:51 pm

Just w/drew. Hope someone on TLS gets my spot!

FiveSermon
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm

cucullu wrote:
neonx wrote:I. Don't. Get. Why. Cornell. Is. The. Only. T14. With. A. Mid-April. Deposit. Deadline.

And. Also. Release. Decisions. More. Slowly. Than. H. Y. SANY OTHER SCHOOL.

shouldvegoneforanMBA
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby shouldvegoneforanMBA » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:02 pm

Hey all, havent been keeping track of this thread as i wasnt seriously considering Cornell till a few days ago. im still under review after submitting close to the deadline. My stats are 169/3.9 non-URM with average softs. Do I have a decent shot?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby maglialoro » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:05 pm

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FiveSermon
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:06 pm

shouldvegoneforanMBA wrote:Hey all, havent been keeping track of this thread as i wasnt seriously considering Cornell till a few days ago. im still under review after submitting close to the deadline. My stats are 169/3.9 non-URM with average softs. Do I have a decent shot?


Numbers wise you have a very strong shot. But if you submitted late Jan you might get WL'ed because you applied so so late.

FiveSermon
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:25 pm

Is Cornell just really behind/slow or are most spots filled up by now? Or both?

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wiseguy33
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby wiseguy33 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Cornell is notoriously slow. I spoke to an admissions officer a few months ago, and s/he said that they would finish up RD decisions probably some time mid May.

The good news is, with this early deposit deadline, a lot of seats will open up next week, so I predict good news for a lot of y'all still waiting/on the WL. :)

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The Gentleman
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:50 pm

Received my award offer today. It's less than Penn, Duke, and GULC so I'll be withdrawing. Best of luck to y'all!

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JFo
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby JFo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:58 pm

Got my finaid offer too...after I w/drew.

Only 15K more than where I'm going, so it wouldn't have made a difference anyway.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby blacklawboss » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:29 pm

FiveSermon wrote:A 169/3.75 got waitlisted today on LSN, looking bad bad.


Uggh you'll get in! Not too many people willing to brave that cold and suicide bridge




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