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

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

Postby minnbills » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:16 pm

Schang1 wrote:I submitted the worst Why Cornell essay. I don't have high numbers so I think I might be in trouble :(


Why do you think that? (without revealing yourself obvs)

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:18 pm

Schang1 wrote:
KevinP wrote:Submitted my application to Cornell a few days ago. I might literally have the worst PS that Cornell has ever received since I just absolutely hate creative writing. I'd be more than ecstatic if they'd be willing to overlook my huge PS/Resume flaws and accept me because of my numbers.


I submitted the worst Why Cornell essay. I don't have high numbers so I think I might be in trouble :(


My Why Cornell was literally a sentence, even though I'd like to go there. Get on my level.

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

Postby Schang1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 pm

minnbills wrote:
Schang1 wrote:I submitted the worst Why Cornell essay. I don't have high numbers so I think I might be in trouble :(


Why do you think that? (without revealing yourself obvs)


I thought we had to submit it by Oct 31, 11:59 EST. So I literally spent less than 5 minutes on it and had the most generic sentences (it was literally something like "I'm interested in Cornell's _____. I wish to learn more about this program." I guess I'm screwed. :shock: If I had high numbers I wouldn't worry too much about it, but my numbers are just a 3.4/169. Eek.

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

Postby Schang1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
Schang1 wrote:
KevinP wrote:Submitted my application to Cornell a few days ago. I might literally have the worst PS that Cornell has ever received since I just absolutely hate creative writing. I'd be more than ecstatic if they'd be willing to overlook my huge PS/Resume flaws and accept me because of my numbers.


I submitted the worst Why Cornell essay. I don't have high numbers so I think I might be in trouble :(


My Why Cornell was literally a sentence, even though I'd like to go there. Get on my level.


Nice. I had 2 more sentences than you did lol. Is Cornell your first choice?

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:30 pm

Schang1 wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
Schang1 wrote:
KevinP wrote:Submitted my application to Cornell a few days ago. I might literally have the worst PS that Cornell has ever received since I just absolutely hate creative writing. I'd be more than ecstatic if they'd be willing to overlook my huge PS/Resume flaws and accept me because of my numbers.


I submitted the worst Why Cornell essay. I don't have high numbers so I think I might be in trouble :(


My Why Cornell was literally a sentence, even though I'd like to go there. Get on my level.


Nice. I had 2 more sentences than you did lol. Is Cornell your first choice?


I sent Mich my ED. If I got into Cornell and not Mich it would be a tough choice between Cornell sticker and WUSTL with $$

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

Postby minnbills » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:36 pm

Schang1 wrote:I thought we had to submit it by Oct 31, 11:59 EST. So I literally spent less than 5 minutes on it and had the most generic sentences (it was literally something like "I'm interested in Cornell's _____. I wish to learn more about this program." I guess I'm screwed. :shock: If I had high numbers I wouldn't worry too much about it, but my numbers are just a 3.4/169. Eek.


Yeah it's not optimal but you're above median on the LSAT at least, so you've got a shot.

We're almost #s twins btw.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:38 pm

minnbills wrote:
Schang1 wrote:I thought we had to submit it by Oct 31, 11:59 EST. So I literally spent less than 5 minutes on it and had the most generic sentences (it was literally something like "I'm interested in Cornell's _____. I wish to learn more about this program." I guess I'm screwed. :shock: If I had high numbers I wouldn't worry too much about it, but my numbers are just a 3.4/169. Eek.


Yeah it's not optimal but you're above median on the LSAT at least, so you've got a shot.

We're almost #s twins btw.


+1, actually your GPAs are a bit higher than mine.

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

Postby Schang1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:41 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
I sent Mich my ED. If I got into Cornell and not Mich it would be a tough choice between Cornell sticker and WUSTL with $$


It seems like a lot of people with similar numbers to mine ED to Mich. Maybe I should have done that as well.. I EDed to Penn :oops:

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

Postby KevinP » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:42 pm

^
Good luck guys. The next month and a half is going to be excruciating.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:46 pm

I just noticed that my PS is in 11 font and my DS is in 12 font. Oooooopssssss.

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:51 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:I just noticed that my PS is in 11 font and my DS is in 12 font. Oooooopssssss.

I did something similar :( I hope that doesn't matter

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

Postby Schang1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:57 pm

lrslayer wrote:
DonnaDraper wrote:I just noticed that my PS is in 11 font and my DS is in 12 font. Oooooopssssss.

I did something similar :( I hope that doesn't matter


+1 I had both my PS and DS in 11pt font but my 2 addendums in 12pt. :(

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

Postby top30man » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Schang1 wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
DonnaDraper wrote:I just noticed that my PS is in 11 font and my DS is in 12 font. Oooooopssssss.

I did something similar :( I hope that doesn't matter


+1 I had both my PS and DS in 11pt font but my 2 addendums in 12pt. :(

My one font was 11. The other was 11.5
Way to collectively make the same mistake, Cornell thread!

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

Postby sandwiches5000 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:22 pm

I did that as well. I don't think it's a big deal whatsoever. I only did it because my PS was long and I wanted it to fit within 2 pages.

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

Postby euskadi » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:27 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:I did that as well. I don't think it's a big deal whatsoever. I only did it because my PS was long and I wanted it to fit within 2 pages.


X2. I needed to fit my PS on two pages and so used 11. For the Why Cornell, I submitted a document in 12. I'd be surprised if this presented any issue whatsoever for adcomms.

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

Postby Schang1 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:35 pm

Would you guys say there is a disadvantage of attaching documents that the school did not ask for? Like for Cornell, there is a place for diversity statement but what happens if you attach one for a school that doesn't explicitly state it like Cornell? I'm leaning on the safe side of not submitting one to those schools but was just curious to hear any opinions if you've done this before. This is what's holding me back from submitting apps to like 20 other schools lol

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:11 pm

euskadi wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:I did that as well. I don't think it's a big deal whatsoever. I only did it because my PS was long and I wanted it to fit within 2 pages.


X2. I needed to fit my PS on two pages and so used 11. For the Why Cornell, I submitted a document in 12. I'd be surprised if this presented any issue whatsoever for adcomms.

Another font size changer here. I didn't even think twice. Just figured that I'd make the size bigger where I could so it's easier to read.

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:38 am

Schang1 wrote:Would you guys say there is a disadvantage of attaching documents that the school did not ask for? Like for Cornell, there is a place for diversity statement but what happens if you attach one for a school that doesn't explicitly state it like Cornell? I'm leaning on the safe side of not submitting one to those schools but was just curious to hear any opinions if you've done this before. This is what's holding me back from submitting apps to like 20 other schools lol

There is usually a space for other attachments. At least on the apps I have seen.

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

Postby Ti1Her0 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:33 am

Schang1 wrote:Would you guys say there is a disadvantage of attaching documents that the school did not ask for? Like for Cornell, there is a place for diversity statement but what happens if you attach one for a school that doesn't explicitly state it like Cornell? I'm leaning on the safe side of not submitting one to those schools but was just curious to hear any opinions if you've done this before. This is what's holding me back from submitting apps to like 20 other schools lol


Probably depends on what it is exactly. I don't see how it could hurt so long as it's reasonably relevant and well-written.

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

Postby kl10qm » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:22 am

My EA app just went complete this morning. 167/3.9 here, so I'm super nervous about it!

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:27 am

kl10qm wrote:My EA app just went complete this morning. 167/3.9 here, so I'm super nervous about it!

Id have a good feeling if I were you. 75th Gpa, above 25th LSAT.

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

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:27 am

top30man wrote:
kl10qm wrote:My EA app just went complete this morning. 167/3.9 here, so I'm super nervous about it!

Id have a good feeling if I were you. 75th Gpa, above 25th LSAT.


+1.

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

Postby kl10qm » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:32 am

top30man wrote:
kl10qm wrote:My EA app just went complete this morning. 167/3.9 here, so I'm super nervous about it!

Id have a good feeling if I were you. 75th Gpa, above 25th LSAT.


Hope your right! Cornell is one of my top choices. :)

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:40 am

Been complete since 9/26... Still no under review status. Bad thing?

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:41 am

kl10qm wrote:
top30man wrote:
kl10qm wrote:My EA app just went complete this morning. 167/3.9 here, so I'm super nervous about it!

Id have a good feeling if I were you. 75th Gpa, above 25th LSAT.


Hope your right! Cornell is one of my top choices. :)

It is one of mine as well. I am pretty much your numbers in reverse, so lets hope it works out for both of us!




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