Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby shntn » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:09 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:
shntn wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:Congrats. Those numbers should get you some money but be patient, I think usually their financial aid packages come pretty late in the game (think March-ish).

That long?! :( :(


I think the justification is that it's partially need based, and they need a significant pool of admitted students to determine who gets what. Also, possibly to weed out the non-hustlers.

ETA: To the latter point, the delay actually may be better for you if you can prove significant need.

Well that's easy. I just wasn't anticipating such a long wait. Periods of indecision are not my finest moments, and this one will apparently be even longer than I realized.

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

Postby spiritniffler189 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:29 pm

shntn wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:
shntn wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:Congrats. Those numbers should get you some money but be patient, I think usually their financial aid packages come pretty late in the game (think March-ish).

That long?! :( :(


I think the justification is that it's partially need based, and they need a significant pool of admitted students to determine who gets what. Also, possibly to weed out the non-hustlers.

ETA: To the latter point, the delay actually may be better for you if you can prove significant need.

Well that's easy. I just wasn't anticipating such a long wait. Periods of indecision are not my finest moments, and this one will apparently be even longer than I realized.


This won't make you feel any better but on the patience tip -- got accepted in December, applied for financial aid mid-February, didn't hear back about financial aid until end of first week of April (and I had pressed them about a deadline I had at another school which was the following Monday). Seems like timing is different this year, but the wait was worth it -- was pretty happy with the package.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:40 pm

Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...

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

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:41 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...

I didn't either. Hang in there!

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

Postby coldweather » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:43 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...


+1

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:45 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...


Don't worry man you're an autoadmit unless you like wrote a "why not cornell" addendum or something.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Crowing wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...


Don't worry man you're an autoadmit unless you like wrote a "why not cornell" addendum or something.


That's what I wrote for my Why Cornell. "Why Cornell? Why not Cornell?"

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

Postby shntn » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:49 pm

spiritniffler189 wrote:This won't make you feel any better but on the patience tip -- got accepted in December, applied for financial aid mid-February, didn't hear back about financial aid until end of first week of April (and I had pressed them about a deadline I had at another school which was the following Monday). Seems like timing is different this year, but the wait was worth it -- was pretty happy with the package.

So Cornell (and other schools) don't offer merit aid any sooner than need-based? I guess I was confused as to whether they come out of the same pool of funds or not.

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

Postby spiritniffler189 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:54 pm

shntn wrote:
spiritniffler189 wrote:This won't make you feel any better but on the patience tip -- got accepted in December, applied for financial aid mid-February, didn't hear back about financial aid until end of first week of April (and I had pressed them about a deadline I had at another school which was the following Monday). Seems like timing is different this year, but the wait was worth it -- was pretty happy with the package.

So Cornell (and other schools) don't offer merit aid any sooner than need-based? I guess I was confused as to whether they come out of the same pool of funds or not.


It depends on the school. I'm really bad with financial aid stuff bc I just kinda looked at the bottom line of how much I'd get, but with Cornell they combined merit and need into your award letter (what I got in April). Georgetown on the other hand, first gave me need based aid, then 2wks later a merit scholarship but said that the need based portion was incorporated into my merit scholarship (so my total award was my merit scholarship, not merit + need).

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

Postby Just » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:23 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Damn I didn't receive anything today....and I had the same status dates as everything else. That makes me nervous...

I didn't either. Hang in there!


they only sent a small bunch of acceptances today? getting more and more anxious...

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:24 pm

It may be a timing thing. It looks like all the acceptances thus far have been for early September apps (or August?)

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

Postby iMisto » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:12 pm

I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:18 pm

iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...

fuck you

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

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:19 pm

iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...


Yeah, irrational, but I get it. I just checked the mail (still waiting for word from Georgetown) and I found myself irritated that there was nothing there. But for crying out loud, it's only mid-October. We'd probably be feeling a whole lot better if we weren't reading these threads.

Not that I'm going to stop reading.

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:22 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...


Yeah, irrational, but I get it. I just checked the mail (still waiting for word from Georgetown) and I found myself irritated that there was nothing there. But for crying out loud, it's only mid-October. We'd probably be feeling a whole lot better if we weren't reading these threads.

Not that I'm going to stop reading.


I must admit that I am somewhat disappointed every time I check my mailbox and only find yet another Cooley ad.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:26 pm

helix23 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...


Yeah, irrational, but I get it. I just checked the mail (still waiting for word from Georgetown) and I found myself irritated that there was nothing there. But for crying out loud, it's only mid-October. We'd probably be feeling a whole lot better if we weren't reading these threads.

Not that I'm going to stop reading.


I must admit that I am somewhat disappointed every time I check my mailbox and only find yet another Cooley ad.


+1. Goddamn Cooley

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

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:41 pm

Everyone calm down.

BARTLET IS HERE.

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

Postby shntn » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:49 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Everyone calm down.

BARTLET IS HERE.

The only Bartlett I care about is Juanita.

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

Postby hunter.d » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:55 pm

helix23 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...


Yeah, irrational, but I get it. I just checked the mail (still waiting for word from Georgetown) and I found myself irritated that there was nothing there. But for crying out loud, it's only mid-October. We'd probably be feeling a whole lot better if we weren't reading these threads.

Not that I'm going to stop reading.


I must admit that I am somewhat disappointed every time I check my mailbox and only find yet another Cooley ad.


Yes.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:02 pm

IMisto, I'm just curious, what is it, specifically, about Cornell that makes you love it so much?

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

Postby iMisto » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:27 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
iMisto wrote:I'm probably being irrational, but depression is starting to set in...

fuck you


Here she comes again... everybody get your hand sanitizer out. :roll:

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

Postby iMisto » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:37 pm

BigZuck wrote:IMisto, I'm just curious, what is it, specifically, about Cornell that makes you love it so much?



Urrrrthaaaaang. On vacation right now, but I'll throw some things out there - the AVON center (I spent much of my time in undergrad studying the issues they work on), the professors (especially Colb and Hazeldean), their LGBT clinic, their Law and Public Policy Journal, the cold/isolated environment, their placement in NYC, etc.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:06 pm

You love the cold, isolated environment? Lol

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

Postby Just » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:10 pm

is it a little weird that there has been no new acceptances on lsn since 10-8 and people report getting in yesterday?

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

Postby Feeny » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:18 pm

iMisto wrote:

Urrrrthaaaaang. On vacation right now, but I'll throw some things out there - the AVON center (I spent much of my time in undergrad studying the issues they work on), the professors (especially Colb and Hazeldean), their LGBT clinic, their Law and Public Policy Journal, the cold/isolated environment, their placement in NYC, etc.


Please let me know if you plan to attend next year.




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