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

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

Postby VictoryGin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:00 pm

FidusAchates wrote: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?


I'm in the same position in regards to the letter of rec I'm still waiting on. I don't know how quickly LSAC processes a letter of rec from the time they receive it (although I'm sure many people do), but I e-mailed Cornell admissions today and they said that as long as the letter was to them by "mid to late" November, it would be sufficient time to be considered early action. I assume this means they may give a little leeway with the 15th deadline by a few days.

I am wondering what the best way to schedule the whole thing is, though- is there a way to submit the application for their review without this last letter and then have it subsequently received so at least they can begin reviewing? How are you handling your situation as far as the "submitted by Nov 1st" circumstance goes?

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:02 pm

got an email today saying they were reviewing my app. <-this is code for, 'we plan to throw away your app this week'

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:49 pm

lrslayer wrote:got an email today saying they were reviewing my app. <-this is code for, 'we plan to throw away your app this week'


Actually, sounds like a good thing to me. I have been in for over a month and still haven't gone under review. Good luck! Anyone else receive this email?

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

Postby FidusAchates » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:08 pm

tjtorrence wrote:
FidusAchates wrote: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?


I'm in the same position in regards to the letter of rec I'm still waiting on. I don't know how quickly LSAC processes a letter of rec from the time they receive it (although I'm sure many people do), but I e-mailed Cornell admissions today and they said that as long as the letter was to them by "mid to late" November, it would be sufficient time to be considered early action. I assume this means they may give a little leeway with the 15th deadline by a few days.

I am wondering what the best way to schedule the whole thing is, though- is there a way to submit the application for their review without this last letter and then have it subsequently received so at least they can begin reviewing? How are you handling your situation as far as the "submitted by Nov 1st" circumstance goes?


Wow, thanks for the info from Cornell. That makes me feel a lot better about my chances of getting my stuff in in time to be considered EA.

As far as the whole "submitted by November 1st" thing goes, I'm just hoping to get everything done on my end (especially this PS that's taking forever) by, hopefully, Sunday. The thing is, I'm not sure they can begin reviewing the file until all the letters are received. Will LSAC send even the report without both letters? What I'm thinking of doing at this point is maybe having my letters faxed over to LSAC. On their website, they say that it's not a recommended course of action (since I guess it can distort the barcode and stuff), but from other posts on this forum, it seems like a lot of people are having success getting their letters received and processed really quickly (as in within hours). So that's the option I'm considering right now. I'm hoping that that will allow LSAC to complete my file and get it to Cornell by the 15th.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:32 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:Actually, sounds like a good thing to me. I have been in for over a month and still haven't gone under review. Good luck! Anyone else receive this email?

Pretty sure everyone gets the "We are delighted to inform you that your application is complete and will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review" email. (I think that's the email lrslayer was referring to)

Did you not receive it?

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:30 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Actually, sounds like a good thing to me. I have been in for over a month and still haven't gone under review. Good luck! Anyone else receive this email?

Pretty sure everyone gets the "We are delighted to inform you that your application is complete and will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review" email. (I think that's the email lrslayer was referring to)

Did you not receive it?


Received the "file complete" email. There was one other person here who claimed their status changed to "under review", so I figured this is what Irslayer was refering to. Suppose I just interpreted it wrong :lol:

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:03 pm

Submitted EA today! Cornell was super fast to respond to my TFA fee waiver request- 2 hours.

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

Postby lrslayer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:07 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Actually, sounds like a good thing to me. I have been in for over a month and still haven't gone under review. Good luck! Anyone else receive this email?

Pretty sure everyone gets the "We are delighted to inform you that your application is complete and will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review" email. (I think that's the email lrslayer was referring to)

Did you not receive it?


Received the "file complete" email. There was one other person here who claimed their status changed to "under review", so I figured this is what Irslayer was refering to. Suppose I just interpreted it wrong :lol:

yes, it says on my status page that it is under review. i got the completed email and then the under review one was a different email.

eta: this may be due to them auto rejecting me due to my low numbers

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

Postby Killingly » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Have any October takers gotten a Cornell merit-based waiver? I believe they come in the mail.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:29 pm

lrslayer wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Received the "file complete" email. There was one other person here who claimed their status changed to "under review", so I figured this is what Irslayer was refering to. Suppose I just interpreted it wrong :lol:

yes, it says on my status page that it is under review. i got the completed email and then the under review one was a different email.

eta: this may be due to them auto rejecting me due to my low numbers

mmm didn't get a separate UR email. I was mistaken. We probably shouldn't read too much into this stuff so early in the game.

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

Postby lrslayer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:32 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:Received the "file complete" email. There was one other person here who claimed their status changed to "under review", so I figured this is what Irslayer was refering to. Suppose I just interpreted it wrong :lol:

yes, it says on my status page that it is under review. i got the completed email and then the under review one was a different email.

eta: this may be due to them auto rejecting me due to my low numbers

mmm didn't get a separate UR email. I was mistaken. We probably shouldn't read too much into this stuff so early in the game.

oh, i am not reading into anything since i am a weak candidate. just trying to update as i hope others will do the same. especially when everyone's acceptances start rolling in ;)

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:39 pm

lrslayer wrote:oh, i am not reading into anything since i am a weak candidate. just trying to update as i hope others will do the same. especially when everyone's acceptances start rolling in ;)

I definitely appreciate the updates! The waiting is already driving me nuts and it's only october.

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

Postby VictoryGin » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:32 pm

Just submitted my app! Still waiting on a letter to arrive but at least it's in and submitted by the first. Good luck to all

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

Postby Schang1 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:26 pm

Hopefully I'll have my apps in by Monday! Do you guys think I have a chance EA with 3.4/169? :o

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

Postby top30man » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:24 pm

Hopefully I'll have my apps in by Monday! Do you guys think I have a chance EA with 3.4/169?

I think you may. Most people around your numbers the last three years were Waitlisted, and a couple accepted. I think though that with the fall of applications there will be more gpa flexibility than lsat flexibility. I think you have a 50/50ish shot.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:38 pm

4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??

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

Postby top30man » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:43 pm

4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??

Hard to tell. Cornell is not splitter friendly, but it is URM friendly. I would guess in though. Certified NA is a big boost most places.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:46 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


IN.

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

Postby tonton » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


IN.


+1

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:24 pm

MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


Yay! Another NA. I hope that you get in because that means I might get in as well. 165/4.0

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


Yay! Another NA. I hope that you get in because that means I might get in as well. 165/4.0


SUPERIN

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

Postby minnbills » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:38 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


Yay! Another NA. I hope that you get in because that means I might get in as well. 165/4.0


Neither of you should worry IMO.

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

Postby top30man » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm

minnbills wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


Yay! Another NA. I hope that you get in because that means I might get in as well. 165/4.0


Neither of you should worry IMO.


Agreed.

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:34 pm

top30man wrote:
minnbills wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
MiamiOxford wrote:4.11, 161, NA submitted
ea... Anyone wanna gimme an estimate on chances??


Yay! Another NA. I hope that you get in because that means I might get in as well. 165/4.0


Neither of you should worry IMO.


Agreed.


Thanks for the feedback guys... Wasn't sure if it was a pipe dream :)

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

Postby top30man » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys... Wasn't sure if it was a pipe dream

I really think you have a good shot. What other schools are you looking at?




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