Ok, I think this is the proper place to post this...
I received an unsolicited e-mail from Cornell. (I had never considered applying to their institution prior to the e-mail)
Without going back to re-read it...the message stated something to the effect of "We realize the application deadline has passed. However, we have waived the deadline. The application fee will also be waived if you respond to this message. We thought you may consider applying. You will receive another message shortly."
Five minutes later... (2nd e-mail) Basically, the same as the first.
So, I thought it over for about 3 seconds while I opened Google to look them up. Obviously they are a good school. So, I applied.
Then, I waited and waited for a response. Two months later, I get some "cut and paste" standard "we regret that we were not able to offer you admission. Due to the high number of qualified candidates blah blah blah. This should not be viewed as a negative blah blah blah."
I was thinking... You took the time to ask me to apply, just to make me wait two months and then deny me?