Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:26 am

luxxe wrote:Are most people just writing the 1000 character essay vs. the unlimited Why Cornell? I'm 4.0/169 & will be applying EA. Is there any conceivable benefit to the longer essay?


I wrote a longer one. Just say what you have to say I guess.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:31 am

buckythebadger wrote:
DonnaDraper wrote:I don't know how I am going to write three essays in a week. Looks like I might have to sacrifice Halloween.


Well since your might sacrifice Halloween you can write a 4th essay for me :D


Whoa. Let's not get crazy. That would be too much fun for me to handle.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby buckythebadger » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:33 am

When is everyone sending in the dean's certificate? It will probably be 2-3 weeks before I go complete, should I just get the certificate done now or wait til I'm closer to being complete?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:43 am

buckythebadger wrote:When is everyone sending in the dean's certificate? It will probably be 2-3 weeks before I go complete, should I just get the certificate done now or wait til I'm closer to being complete?


"A Dean's Certification is not required as part of your application for admission unless you answered "yes" to question 22 on your application."

If you do have to submit one, I would do it ASAP.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tim0thy222 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:12 am

luxxe wrote:Are most people just writing the 1000 character essay vs. the unlimited Why Cornell? I'm 4.0/169 & will be applying EA. Is there any conceivable benefit to the longer essay?


You know, I looked on the Cornell website, and nowhere is a "Why Cornell" essay listed in the required materials.

Then I looked at the PDF of the paper application and noticed that they only provide 3 lines to answer the question, with no mention of attaching an extra essay.

So I'm not going to write more than a few sentences, since it would probably just sound contrived if I did.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:23 am

Tim0thy222 wrote:
luxxe wrote:Are most people just writing the 1000 character essay vs. the unlimited Why Cornell? I'm 4.0/169 & will be applying EA. Is there any conceivable benefit to the longer essay?


You know, I looked on the Cornell website, and nowhere is a "Why Cornell" essay listed in the required materials.

Then I looked at the PDF of the paper application and noticed that they only provide 3 lines to answer the question, with no mention of attaching an extra essay.

So I'm not going to write more than a few sentences, since it would probably just sound contrived if I did.


This is my plan as well.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tim0thy222 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:32 am

Alright, app officially submitted just now, so this is me checking in.

177/3.2

Anyone have any idea how they'll feel about me? I couldn't tell looking at LSN.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:02 am

luxxe wrote:"A Dean's Certification is not required as part of your application for admission unless you answered "yes" to question 22 on your application."

If you do have to submit one, I would do it ASAP.


See, I was confused by this because if I remember correctly the language implied that you could have a decision before you even submitted the certification.

I think it went like this: "If you do not submit a Dean's certification form by June 15th we reserve the right to rescind your offer of admission."

Or do they require a form from all accepted students?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jc010 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:46 am

buckythebadger wrote:When is everyone sending in the dean's certificate? It will probably be 2-3 weeks before I go complete, should I just get the certificate done now or wait til I'm closer to being complete?


I had to send in a Dean's Certification bc I had a violation... I actually had it sent in before my application was submitted and they emailed me notification of adding it to my file, etc. I would do it ASAP if you have a violation, esp. because you never know how long your school is going to take with it.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby VictoryGin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:52 pm

Hey guys, I am looking at the requirements for applying EA, and it states that the application must be submitted by Nov 1. However, it also states that "any application complete as of November 15, 2011, will be considered for our early action process."

I am waiting on one last letter of rec from a professor,which I expect to have complete by Nov 6 or 7. I will send the application as soon as it's done. Will I still be able to apply EA? I'm a little confused about what the terms "submitted" vs "completed" mean in their instructions.

Thanks guys.

Also, 3.55 and 170 here, any idea how that will fare?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby oliverfg » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:55 pm

Hey had a quick question. How much does applying EA matter? It looks like a large percentage of there class is getting in from EA and this looks to be my only shot at a T14
I'm a borderline applicant 169 3.6 non-urm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:05 pm

tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, I am looking at the requirements for applying EA, and it states that the application must be submitted by Nov 1. However, it also states that "any application complete as of November 15, 2011, will be considered for our early action process."

I am waiting on one last letter of rec from a professor,which I expect to have complete by Nov 6 or 7. I will send the application as soon as it's done. Will I still be able to apply EA? I'm a little confused about what the terms "submitted" vs "completed" mean in their instructions.

Thanks guys.

Also, 3.55 and 170 here, any idea how that will fare?


An application may take two weeks after it is submitted to go complete. Since EA requires you be complete by Nov. 15, this means that you should submit by Nov. 1 in case it takes that two weeks to go complete.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby VictoryGin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:07 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, I am looking at the requirements for applying EA, and it states that the application must be submitted by Nov 1. However, it also states that "any application complete as of November 15, 2011, will be considered for our early action process."

I am waiting on one last letter of rec from a professor,which I expect to have complete by Nov 6 or 7. I will send the application as soon as it's done. Will I still be able to apply EA? I'm a little confused about what the terms "submitted" vs "completed" mean in their instructions.

Thanks guys.

Also, 3.55 and 170 here, any idea how that will fare?


An application may take two weeks after it is submitted to go complete. Since EA requires you be complete by Nov. 15, this means that you should submit by Nov. 1 in case it takes that two weeks to go complete.


Yeah, I just won't have the second letter of rec in, which is needed to meet their requirements. Should I submit without that letter and wait for it to arrive in the meantime and make note of such? Or wait, and apply RD? I won't have that letter done until the first week of November.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:14 pm

tjtorrence wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
tjtorrence wrote:Hey guys, I am looking at the requirements for applying EA, and it states that the application must be submitted by Nov 1. However, it also states that "any application complete as of November 15, 2011, will be considered for our early action process."

I am waiting on one last letter of rec from a professor,which I expect to have complete by Nov 6 or 7. I will send the application as soon as it's done. Will I still be able to apply EA? I'm a little confused about what the terms "submitted" vs "completed" mean in their instructions.

Thanks guys.

Also, 3.55 and 170 here, any idea how that will fare?


An application may take two weeks after it is submitted to go complete. Since EA requires you be complete by Nov. 15, this means that you should submit by Nov. 1 in case it takes that two weeks to go complete.


Yeah, I just won't have the second letter of rec in, which is needed to meet their requirements. Should I submit without that letter and wait for it to arrive in the meantime and make note of such? Or wait, and apply RD? I won't have that letter done until the first week of November.


I'm unsure. I mean I suppose the worst they can do is hold you over until RD, right?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby VictoryGin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:18 pm

Yeah, I don't want to apply with an incomplete app and screw my whole thing up though, hah. I will call them and see what I can do under the circumstances. Thanks for your time, man!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:17 pm

in on 10-24.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MiamiOxford » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:45 pm

lrslayer wrote:in on 10-24.


In?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:47 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:
lrslayer wrote:in on 10-24.


In?


Unless lrs got into 5+ schools today, no. And yes, I checked lrs' post history because I was thrown off as well.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby paul34 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:24 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:
lrslayer wrote:in on 10-24.


In?


In meaning in the thread, and "in" the pool of applicants. In a few months, "in" will mean something different. However, most of us use "accepted" in that case.

I'm going to submit my app tonight.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:48 pm

She means submitted. Lol at LRSlayer trolling everyone today.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:49 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:She means submitted. Lol at LRSlayer trolling everyone today.


Yeah she gave me a bit of a scare earlier

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MiamiOxford » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:57 pm

minnbills wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:She means submitted. Lol at LRSlayer trolling everyone today.


Yeah she gave me a bit of a scare earlier


On pins and needles... can't do that to me :wink:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:19 pm

omg.. sorry guys... didnt mean to troll.. i should have said "joining in"... so sorry. if you look at my profile you could tell i'm probably not getting "in" ... sorry all

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MiamiOxford » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:15 am

lrslayer wrote:omg.. sorry guys... didnt mean to troll.. i should have said "joining in"... so sorry. if you look at my profile you could tell i'm probably not getting "in" ... sorry all


Haha no worries, it's all good. Same here though, longshot so I feel your pain.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FidusAchates » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:27 pm

Hey, everybody. I'm planning on applying EA with my 167/3.96. Hopefully I'll have a shot.

I'm still waiting for my recommendations to be received by LSAC. What do you think is the latest that those could be received at LSAC in order to be received by Cornell by Nov. 15th?




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