Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby onionz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:53 pm

EA to RD-er here. Got an app status update today. No emails or anything though. hmm...

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:54 pm

onionz wrote:EA to RD-er here. Got an app status update today. No emails or anything though. hmm...

Same here (we have a deferred thread if you haven't seen it before). Not sure what the update means, maybe they've started reviewing our apps again early?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=198884

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:05 pm

ph5354a wrote:
onionz wrote:EA to RD-er here. Got an app status update today. No emails or anything though. hmm...

Same here (we have a deferred thread if you haven't seen it before). Not sure what the update means, maybe they've started reviewing our apps again early?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=198884


Same. :shock:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby pedestrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:08 pm

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:I just think it's strange... I kind of think of scholarships as schools basically buying LSAT scores and GPA's, not as a temporary loan that's forgivable if you don't get a job. That having been said, since they explicitly state that the scholarship is given with this expectation, I don't think I could, in good conscious, accept the scholarship without intending to repay them eventually if I were able to do so. But I'm not willing to make such a commitment... I don't think. At least not right now.

Here I go over-thinking things again...

ETA: I suppose it does make sense though. After all, I would "only" be paying them about $5,000 a semester, and they need to fund that somehow.


That's what the sticker-price plebs are for.

I kid, I kid.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:56 pm

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Got an email saying that I wasn't awarded the Dean's scholarship, but they offered a $120,000 scholarship instead. Pretty exciting... and tempting.

ETA: They received my essay on January 7th.


Me too! What's up with that line at the bottom of the letter? Is that just an early plea for alumni donations?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:57 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Got an email saying that I wasn't awarded the Dean's scholarship, but they offered a $120,000 scholarship instead. Pretty exciting... and tempting.

ETA: They received my essay on January 7th.


Me too! What's up with that line at the bottom of the letter? Is that just an early plea for alumni donations?


Seriously that line would be a major turn off to me. It wasn't in my letter either, though. Seems really odd that they would put it in some but not in others.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:00 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Got an email saying that I wasn't awarded the Dean's scholarship, but they offered a $120,000 scholarship instead. Pretty exciting... and tempting.

ETA: They received my essay on January 7th.


Me too! What's up with that line at the bottom of the letter? Is that just an early plea for alumni donations?


Seriously that line would be a major turn off to me. It wasn't in my letter either, though. Seems really odd that they would put it in some but not in others.


Part of me forgives the rudeness of the line because it is attached to a six-figure scholarship award, but still it is weird. Everyone pretty much agrees that it is a donation plea then?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:01 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Got an email saying that I wasn't awarded the Dean's scholarship, but they offered a $120,000 scholarship instead. Pretty exciting... and tempting.

ETA: They received my essay on January 7th.


Me too! What's up with that line at the bottom of the letter? Is that just an early plea for alumni donations?


Seriously that line would be a major turn off to me. It wasn't in my letter either, though. Seems really odd that they would put it in some but not in others.


Part of me forgives the rudeness of the line because it is attached to a six-figure scholarship award, but still it is weird. Everyone pretty much agrees that it is a donation plea then?


Yes, they had it in the letters last year. And Cornell's not the only school that does this......

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:01 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Part of me forgives the rudeness of the line because it is attached to a six-figure scholarship award, but still it is weird. Everyone pretty much agrees that it is a donation plea then?


Yeah but conceivably they would have three years to make that pitch to you. Why alienate you before you have committed?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elblufer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:04 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Part of me forgives the rudeness of the line because it is attached to a six-figure scholarship award, but still it is weird. Everyone pretty much agrees that it is a donation plea then?


Yeah but conceivably they would have three years to make that pitch to you. Why alienate you before you have committed?


I think I was reading that Georgetown does it as well. And, I have no idea why they would do it. As someone whose job description includes email marketing, the choice baffles me.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby letitloose » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:12 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Part of me forgives the rudeness of the line because it is attached to a six-figure scholarship award, but still it is weird. Everyone pretty much agrees that it is a donation plea then?


Yeah but conceivably they would have three years to make that pitch to you. Why alienate you before you have committed?

I remember reading the same language in the Admitted Students Handbook also (under the general aid/scholarship section).

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Volforlife » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:15 pm

Holy crap, they are replying to Dean's Scholarship apps already? I hope the fact that I have yet to submit hasn't doomed me.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:26 pm

I never got a Dean's Scholarship invitation, and I think I was somewhere around the first person admitted, meaning that they hadn't exactly run out by the time they got to me. This basically means Cornell isn't planning to offer me very much money, right? Theirs is among the least transparent of the scholarship programs at the top schools, so I honestly don't know whether my lack of DS invitation means I should give up hope or not.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:26 pm

Hey all,
Is it normal that my app is still incomplete after being received on 12/21?
Thanks!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Trout et al » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:34 pm

JayJones78 wrote:Hey all,
Is it normal that my app is still incomplete after being received on 12/21?
Thanks!


Yeah, mine took about a month to go complete. (non EA)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Trout et al wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Hey all,
Is it normal that my app is still incomplete after being received on 12/21?
Thanks!


Yeah, mine took about a month to go complete. (non EA)


Thanks! Yah the only reason I ask is that all my other apps (other than UMich) went complete withing 3 days or so from "received".

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:45 pm

shntn wrote:I never got a Dean's Scholarship invitation, and I think I was somewhere around the first person admitted, meaning that they hadn't exactly run out by the time they got to me. This basically means Cornell isn't planning to offer me very much money, right? Theirs is among the least transparent of the scholarship programs at the top schools, so I honestly don't know whether my lack of DS invitation means I should give up hope or not.


You asked this before, did anyone respond? I'm guessing most of us have no idea. The only thing I can think of is maybe read through last year's thread around this time of year to see if anyone has the same problem as you and if there was any resolution?

I kind of get the sense that they are only offering Dean's Scholarships applications to people above both medians and not splitters. Cornell isn't known to be particularly splitter friendly in general, am I right? I'm sure they will offer you something decent. But to be honest your numbers kind of scream NYU so maybe they won't make much of an initial effort and you'll have to negotiate up and convince them you really want to attend? My gut tells me you could get that 120K scholarship but they might need some convincing.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:49 pm

BigZuck wrote:
shntn wrote:I never got a Dean's Scholarship invitation, and I think I was somewhere around the first person admitted, meaning that they hadn't exactly run out by the time they got to me. This basically means Cornell isn't planning to offer me very much money, right? Theirs is among the least transparent of the scholarship programs at the top schools, so I honestly don't know whether my lack of DS invitation means I should give up hope or not.


You asked this before, did anyone respond? I'm guessing most of us have no idea. The only thing I can think of is maybe read through last year's thread around this time of year to see if anyone has the same problem as you and if there was any resolution?

I kind of get the sense that they are only offering Dean's Scholarships applications to people above both medians and not splitters. Cornell isn't known to be particularly splitter friendly in general, am I right? I'm sure they will offer you something decent. But to be honest your numbers kind of scream NYU so maybe they won't make much of an initial effort and you'll have to negotiate up and convince them you really want to attend? My gut tells me you could get that 120K scholarship but they might need some convincing.

Yeah, I can't find anything much on TLS, so I just keep asking in the hopes that someone else has some ideas. And that makes sense that they'd only offer the invitations to folks above both medians. I guess I was just hoping this cycle would be a little more forgiving of splitters than in years past, in terms of both admissions and scholarships. If it does come down to convincing them I'd take them over NYU, I'll just talk about how little I like NYC and how little interest I have in living there as a poor law student.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:52 pm

I did not get the deans scholarship invite last year and still got a very generous scholarship offer. Unfortunately, you just have to wait until march or April to see what you got.
Eta: I was above both medians and didn't get the invite.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:52 pm

ImNoScar wrote:I did not get the deans scholarship invite last year and still got a very generous scholarship offer. Unfortunately, you just have to wait until march or April to see what you got.

Good to know. Thanks!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:55 pm

shntn wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:I did not get the deans scholarship invite last year and still got a very generous scholarship offer. Unfortunately, you just have to wait until march or April to see what you got.

Good to know. Thanks!

Also they said they don't negotiate it seems like they actually do.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:21 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
shntn wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:I did not get the deans scholarship invite last year and still got a very generous scholarship offer. Unfortunately, you just have to wait until march or April to see what you got.

Good to know. Thanks!

Also they said they don't negotiate it seems like they actually do.

This is accurate.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby iMisto » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:16 pm

So excited about the status update. :twisted:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:31 pm

congarts to all you dean scholarship-ers!!!
hoping i get in, and a invite. no why cornell though :(

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby whosonfirst » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:22 am

BigZuck wrote:
BSC wrote:Applied on 11/20, Complete 12/17, and another update today.

I forgot which schools do what. Does this mean decision soon, or do i have one more update before that?


No way of knowing.


I went complete 12/6 and haven't gotten a single update since. Bad news coming?




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