Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:41 pm

Yumizzz wrote:Does Cornell confirm the receipt of financial aid application??

Yes.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:41 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Yumizzz wrote:Does Cornell confirm the receipt of financial aid application??

Yes.


Since they never confirmed the receipt of mine, I'm going to say the opposite: No.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:51 pm

BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Yumizzz wrote:Does Cornell confirm the receipt of financial aid application??

Yes.


Since they never confirmed the receipt of mine, I'm going to say the opposite: No.

I think it's only if you e-mail them your info. If you mail or fax, they don't confirm.

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

Postby MacB » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:11 pm

I faxed mine and they did not confirm.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Lavitz wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Yumizzz wrote:Does Cornell confirm the receipt of financial aid application??

Yes.


Since they never confirmed the receipt of mine, I'm going to say the opposite: No.

I think it's only if you e-mail them your info. If you mail or fax, they don't confirm.


Makes sense. I faxed mine.

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

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:27 pm

Still 3/26, which was my first complete update since the initial complete sometime in January. Anyone has any idea if this means anything? Or just that my app hasn't been viewed at all? I'm kind of holding my breath that they are keeping me to see who deposits but at the same time it's just a long show that I don't know

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:35 pm

Lavitz wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Yumizzz wrote:Does Cornell confirm the receipt of financial aid application??

Yes.


Since they never confirmed the receipt of mine, I'm going to say the opposite: No.

I think it's only if you e-mail them your info. If you mail or fax, they don't confirm.


Your post saved me a lot of grief.

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:19 am

No scholarship increase granted. Damn

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

Postby toothbrush » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:10 am

when is too late to submit fa request (original)? i keep putting it off :(

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:38 pm

toothbrush wrote:when is too late to submit fa request (original)? i keep putting it off :(


I think the deadline is either 4/15 or two weeks after your acceptance--whichever is later.

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

Postby Rev. Cherrycoke » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:12 pm

Have any early-mid March admits received scholarship info? I have scholarship deadlines for two other schools on the 15th and I am losing hope that I will receive an offer and have time to negotiate before then. I'll likely send them an email today or tomorrow though.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:13 pm

toothbrush wrote:when is too late to submit fa request (original)? i keep putting it off :(


I did too and they emailed me yesterday asking if I was planning on submitting lol. So I sent in the form with just the box for Merit Aid checked. We'll see what comes of it, likely not a lot....

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

Postby DaRascal » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:16 pm

Does anyone know how many people Cornell historically admits from reserve or waitlist status? :?

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

Postby JXander » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:58 pm

DaRascal wrote:Does anyone know how many people Cornell historically admits from reserve or waitlist status? :?

If you have been reserved or waitlisted, that is an excellent and acceptable question to ask the admissions office.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:26 pm

JXander wrote:
DaRascal wrote:Does anyone know how many people Cornell historically admits from reserve or waitlist status? :?

If you have been reserved or waitlisted, that is an excellent and acceptable question to ask the admissions office.

As long as you are prepared for their ubiquitous law school waitlist response: "it varies."

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

Postby JayJones78 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:29 pm

TripTrip wrote:
JXander wrote:
DaRascal wrote:Does anyone know how many people Cornell historically admits from reserve or waitlist status? :?

If you have been reserved or waitlisted, that is an excellent and acceptable question to ask the admissions office.

As long as you are prepared for their ubiquitous law school waitlist response: "it varies."



Only matched with the commitment to give you an answer by or around 8-12 weeks

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

Postby DaRascal » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:48 am

JXander wrote:
DaRascal wrote:Does anyone know how many people Cornell historically admits from reserve or waitlist status? :?

If you have been reserved or waitlisted, that is an excellent and acceptable question to ask the admissions office.


I dunno. Cornell's kinda giving off the snake oil salesman vibe.
(After being deferred early action): "Please understand that you have not been denied admission and will be given full consideration in March!"
(After being reserved four months later): "Don't lose hope! You are still in the running and have been placed on our several hundred person reserve list!"

Wonder when they're finally going to tell us that we're screwed! Maybe when reserve turns to waitlist in May. 8)

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

Postby CR2012 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:16 am

Rev. Cherrycoke wrote:Have any early-mid March admits received scholarship info? I have scholarship deadlines for two other schools on the 15th and I am losing hope that I will receive an offer and have time to negotiate before then. I'll likely send them an email today or tomorrow though.


I was also admitted mid-march and haven't heard anything. I too am worrisome about the April 15th deadlines. I will probably email them after business hours on Wednesday if I don't hear before then.

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

Postby romanticegotist » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:29 am

Super excited to be accepted but I just can't swing the money it'll take to attend. I'll be withdrawing soon; good luck everyone else!

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

Postby JXander » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:31 am

romanticegotist wrote:Super excited to be accepted but I just can't swing the money it'll take to attend. I'll be withdrawing soon; good luck everyone else!

Thanks for withdrawing! It makes all we Reserves very happy. :)

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

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:43 am

JXander wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:Super excited to be accepted but I just can't swing the money it'll take to attend. I'll be withdrawing soon; good luck everyone else!

Thanks for withdrawing! It makes all we Reserves very happy. :)


Yes, Thank you :D

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

Postby CTT » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:51 am

I got a small scholarship increase from Cornell, $7,000 to $10,000. However, I'm hoping to get a bit of money from Michigan, and if I do, I'll probably go there.

I really liked Cornell when I visited, but the Michigan visit put things in perspective. Things I thought weakened Cornell by comparison:

1) Cornell students seem focused on BigLaw. Someone called it mini-Columbia, and I can see what they meant. At Michigan the students seemed more genuinely interested in the clinics and public-interest work, which made it a more diverse and social atmosphere. It also explains the employment stat difference. Maybe this was just my perception.
2) The fact that Cornell is going to be under construction from now until the end of time is a pain. If you're going to shell out top dollar to go to a beautiful school, you might as well avoid having the experience marred by construction.
3) There's a reason they're doing that construction. The school needs it.
4) Ann Arbor has more stuff to do.
5) Lawyer's Club > Hughes Hall
6) Michigan is a truly national school. Cornell is great for NYC.
7) Michigan faculty is larger, and the variety of courses is greater.

Things that lean Cornell's way:

1) Cornell Ivy league status is nice. People who aren't involved in law are likely to assume Cornell is a top-ranked school. With Michigan, I assume that's less true.
2) Access to the BigLaw market in New York.
3) The undergrad population at Mich. is probably more annoying. They use the law school studying areas, and the frat houses are right across the street.
4) Ann Arbor is the better town in terms of stuff to do, but Ithaca is in a better place geographically. The proximity to mountains is an advantage for me because I like to ski. And being from the east, Cornell is closer to home.

Would anyone who has visited both schools dispute this framing of the comparison. Are there things I'm missing or getting wrong?

If you were facing the choice, with Cornell being a bit cheaper, where would you go?
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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:52 am

Applied more than two weeks ago.. literally no progress has been made on my application. They haven't even "verified" any material. Getting frustrated.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Applied more than two weeks ago.. literally no progress has been made on my application. They haven't even "verified" any material. Getting frustrated.


It took people up to 8 weeks to get verified. Slow your roll.

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:01 am

CTT wrote:I got a small scholarship increase from Cornell, $7,000 to $10,000. However, I'm hoping to get a bit of money from Michigan, and if I do, I'll probably go there.

I really liked Cornell when I visited, but the Michigan visit put things in perspective. Things I thought weakened Cornell by comparison:

1) Cornell students seem focused on BigLaw. Someone called it mini-Columbia, and I can see what they meant. At Michigan the students seemed more genuinely interested in the clinics and public-interest work, which made it a more diverse and social atmosphere. It also explains the employment stat difference. Maybe this was just my perception.
2) The fact that Cornell is going to be under construction from now until the end of time is a pain. If you're going to shell out top dollar to go to a beautiful school, you might as well avoid having the experience marred by construction.
3) There's a reason they're doing that construction. The school needs it.
4) Ann Arbor has more stuff to do.
5) Lawyer's Club > Hughes Hall
6) Michigan is a truly national school. Cornell is great for NYC.
7) Michigan faculty is larger, and the variety of courses is greater.

Things that lean Cornell's way:

1) Cornell Ivy league status is nice. People who aren't involved in law are likely to assume Cornell is a top-ranked school. With Michigan, I assume that's less true.
2) Access to the BigLaw market in New York.
3) The undergrad population at Mich. is probably more annoying. They use the law school studying areas, and the frat houses are right across the street.
4) Ann Arbor is the better town in terms of stuff to do, but Ithaca is in a better place geographically. The proximity to mountains is an advantage for me because I like to ski. And being from the east, Cornell is closer to home.

Would anyone who has visited both schools dispute this framing of the comparison. Are there things I'm missing or getting wrong?

If you were facing the choice, with Cornell being a bit cheaper, where would you go?


Cornell b/c employment stats are significantly better and it's cheaper. Those are the two primary concerns, everything else is way down the list.




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