Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:14 pm

Interviewed today; went great! I didn't think they would make me more excited about Cornell than I was previously, but they did!

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:15 pm

MacB wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
MacB wrote:Oh come on, ph. I thought that one was pretty good. :)


Ahahaha it was! I just can't resist incorporating a good 30 Rock gif if at all possible.



Haha, I can dig that. I would have Tina Fey's babies.


+1

Reproductive incompatibilities aside.

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

Postby lurking2016 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:44 pm

I received 75K. My GPA is above 75% and my LSAT is 168. Also my parents' financial situation isn't likely to entitle me to need based aid.

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:35 pm

Alright, so can anybody give me a concrete answer as to what the difference is between "reserved" and "waitlisted"?

Thank you in advance.

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

Postby BronxBlu21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:41 pm

no idea Yeezy, when did you apply?

Lurking2016:

I would say you fit into the theory, 168 is right in the range on the high end, family background is financially sound. Cornell would like to have you, so they offered you a good sturdy sum 45K < x < 105K.

Theres a difference between need based aid for individuals (previous posts) and then awards provided for individuals with higher scores. I would venture that with your situation if you applied to some lower ranked schools, you would get even more assistance.

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:41 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:no idea Yeezy, when did you apply?


Mad early

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

Postby BronxBlu21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:44 pm

To be honest I would say reserved is more like you're still in the applicant pool and still being considered (reserving judgement) whereas waitlisted means they have taken you out of the applicant pool still being considered at this time and will relook at your application at a later time should they still need additional seats to be filled.

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:45 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:To be honest I would say reserved is more like you're still in the applicant pool and still being considered (reserving judgement) whereas waitlisted means they have taken you out of the applicant pool still being considered at this time and will relook at your application at a later time should they still need additional seats to be filled.


I literally got a half chub just reading that.

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

Postby ks2499 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:46 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:
BronxBlu21 wrote:To be honest I would say reserved is more like you're still in the applicant pool and still being considered (reserving judgement) whereas waitlisted means they have taken you out of the applicant pool still being considered at this time and will relook at your application at a later time should they still need additional seats to be filled.


I literally got a half chub just reading that.


The reserve email indicated we wouldn't hear till well after deposit deadlines though, so I'm treating it as a waitlist. Same difference at this point.

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

Postby BronxBlu21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:47 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:
BronxBlu21 wrote:To be honest I would say reserved is more like you're still in the applicant pool and still being considered (reserving judgement) whereas waitlisted means they have taken you out of the applicant pool still being considered at this time and will relook at your application at a later time should they still need additional seats to be filled.


I literally got a half chub just reading that.


^ why? haha

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

Postby BronxBlu21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:49 pm

ks2499 wrote:
KanyeShrug wrote:
BronxBlu21 wrote:To be honest I would say reserved is more like you're still in the applicant pool and still being considered (reserving judgement) whereas waitlisted means they have taken you out of the applicant pool still being considered at this time and will relook at your application at a later time should they still need additional seats to be filled.


I literally got a half chub just reading that.


The reserve email indicated we wouldn't hear till well after deposit deadlines though, so I'm treating it as a waitlist. Same difference at this point.


I would still assume the "reserve" list individuals would hear back before the "waitlist" individuals. Hence, if there are seats opens still, reserve individuals would get first dibs which is good right?

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:51 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:
KanyeShrug wrote:
I literally got a half chub just reading that.


^ why? haha


Because, if true (that's a huge if), it means they like me more than others they kinda like.

Although I am treating it as a traditional waitlist. No use getting my hopes up fer nuthin.

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:53 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:
I would still assume the "reserve" list individuals would hear back before the "waitlist" individuals. Hence, if there are seats opens still, reserve individuals would get first dibs which is good right?


Idk bro. Just keep saying the reserve list is a good thing and I'll keep liking you.

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

Postby ks2499 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:53 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:
ks2499 wrote:The reserve email indicated we wouldn't hear till well after deposit deadlines though, so I'm treating it as a waitlist. Same difference at this point.


I would still assume the "reserve" list individuals would hear back before the "waitlist" individuals. Hence, if there are seats opens still, reserve individuals would get first dibs which is good right?


Our several-hundred-person reserve group (of which you are now a part) helps us keep in line with these target levels. Later in the season after we've begun to hear back from people already accepted (usually by mid-to-late May), we decide if further offers are appropriate. If so, we review the files of all reserve applicants and make additional offers. At that point, we also create our official waiting list.


This is from the email, so yes, but it's a big group and you could still be waitlisted. I'm holding out hope, but it's been a long cycle so I don't have the energy to really differentiate at this point.

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

Postby BronxBlu21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:54 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:
BronxBlu21 wrote:
I would still assume the "reserve" list individuals would hear back before the "waitlist" individuals. Hence, if there are seats opens still, reserve individuals would get first dibs which is good right?


Idk bro. Just keep saying the reserve list is a good thing and I'll keep liking you.


+1 haha

I mean its just my personal opinion, why else distinguish between the two? Law School Admissions are claimed to be on a rolling basis, so if you applied early I cannot see another logical explanation between the categories.

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

Postby marshal26 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 pm

TripTrip wrote:Interviewed today; went great! I didn't think they would make me more excited about Cornell than I was previously, but they did!


Any tips about the interview? What kind of questions did they ask? How formal was it?

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:11 pm

marshal26 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Interviewed today; went great! I didn't think they would make me more excited about Cornell than I was previously, but they did!


Any tips about the interview? What kind of questions did they ask? How formal was it?

Not formal at all, very personal. The questions where not quite what I was expecting. After reading the mass interview thread geared to Chicago and Harvard, I was expecting some typical questions from, for example, a job interview. Things like "what has been your greatest accomplishment?" or "tell me about a time where you effectively handled a personal hurdle" or something similar. There was nothing like that. The questions were direct and to the point. The interviewer picked out two questionable things in my applciation she wanted more information on, and we talked about that for a while. (The "iffy app" section of the interview.) We talked for a bit about why Cornell was a good fit for me and I asked some questions about clinics and the OCI process. (The "YP" section of the interview.)

Total interview time was 27 minutes.

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

Postby acs507 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:48 pm

Crowing wrote:Blargh still nothing. Does anybody know if Cornell will send a finaid e-mail even if you're getting $0?


+1
Even if I don't get anything, I'd like to know and not be left hoping.

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

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:04 pm

Got 10k a year.

At least it's not sticker, but I really am disappointed with how small this is.

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

Postby talesofyore » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:18 pm

acs507 wrote:
Crowing wrote:Blargh still nothing. Does anybody know if Cornell will send a finaid e-mail even if you're getting $0?


+1
Even if I don't get anything, I'd like to know and not be left hoping.



So is the general assumption that they'd despise anyone who calls and asks about this?

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

Postby annieT » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:04 pm

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:11 pm

talesofyore wrote:
acs507 wrote:
Crowing wrote:Blargh still nothing. Does anybody know if Cornell will send a finaid e-mail even if you're getting $0?


+1
Even if I don't get anything, I'd like to know and not be left hoping.



So is the general assumption that they'd despise anyone who calls and asks about this?


Iono but I'd love you for it anyway.

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Crowing wrote:Iono

......

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:31 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Crowing wrote:Iono

......


Don't you judge me.

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:34 pm

It's not judgement. Necessarily.

I was just highlighting my silence.




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