Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:59 am

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Cornell Law Website

Already admitted? Check in here: Class of 2017 Thread

As of August 15th, applications are now available on LSAC.

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New Binding Early Decision Details


Applicant Checklist:
Cornell wrote:
  • A complete application
  • Law School report from LSAC (with transcripts, LSAT scores, and two letters of recommendation)
  • Personal statement (2 pages, double spaced, no less than 11 point font)
  • Diversity essay (optional)
  • Up to 2 LSAC evaluations (optional)
  • Completed dean's certification/recommendation form (if required) - please see the application instructions for details
  • Application fee ($80)


Fee Waivers:
Cornell wrote:We will consider a need-based waiver of the fee upon receipt of the following information:

If you are a registered student, a copy of your most recent financial aid award notice showing both budget and award
If you are not a student, a letter detailing your financial situation (e.g. employment, assets, etc.)

If you were granted a fee waiver from LSAC, the fee will be automatically waived when you apply using the LSAC electronic application.

Fee waivers are generally granted only to those extremely needy applicants who would not otherwise be able to apply to the Cornell Law School.

We will consider your request for a merit-based fee waiver if you are registered with the LSAC Candidate Referral Service. Should you be selected to receive an application fee waiver from us, you will receive an email and letter in the mail and the fee will be waived in advance for you in the LSAC system. If you receive a fee waiver from us after you apply, please follow the reimbursement procedures on the back of the fee waiver letter.

If you were or currently are a participant of Teach for America, please email us a copy of a letter verifying your participation.


Reference Threads:

Class of 2016 Applicants
Deferred at Cornell
Class of 2016 Attending
Current Students Taking Questions

Status Checker Translation:
  • Verifying Materials for Completion: Initial status.
  • Complete: Under Review.
  • Under Review: There is no "Under Review" status, but the date under "Complete" or "Reserve" may change periodically. No meaning confirmed for any pattern (e.g. X number of changes means Y).
  • Reserve: Basically a waitlist. See below for dates of expected activity.
  • Waitlist: The super-waitlist at the end of the summer.
  • Accepted: Congratulations.

Admissions Timeline Last Cycle:

  • Applicants began to receive viewbooks (+fee waiver notifications) via snail mail on August 13th.
  • Applications went complete approximately 3 weeks after submitting early in the cycle; many took longer later in the cycle.
  • First acceptances for EA applicants began October 8th via e-mail.
  • First EA applicants deferred to RD on November 26th.
  • First EA applicants rejected November 27th.
  • First acceptances for deferred EA applicants began January 18th.
  • Starting January 29th, certain applicants were invited to have an interview either on-campus or over Skype.
  • First applicants placed on Reserve on February 8th.
  • First RD applicants rejected on February 9th.
  • First Reserve applicants accepted on June 7th.
  • Remaining Reserve applicants transferred to wait list on July 25th.

*Note that since EA will be discontinued this cycle, last cycle's predictive value may be limited.

Scholarship Timeline Last Cycle:

  • Invitations to apply for Dean's Scholarships were included in acceptance letter. The essay was due February 10th.
  • Most applicants who applied for Dean's Scholarship and did not receive it received $120K or at least $90K.
  • These scholarship offers began to come out on January 16th.
  • Everyone who was not invited for the Dean's Scholarship had to submit financial aid forms before receiving scholarship offers.
  • All admits submit the Financial Aid sheet; must submit NeedAccess and parent tax returns if applying for need-based aid; must submit FAFSA and student tax returns if taking out any Federal loans.
  • These scholarships began to come out on March 25th.

Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle (Will be replaced with 2012-2013 cycle if it becomes available.)


Employment Data:



Law School Numbers 2012-2013 Cycle Admissions Data:

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What Are My Chances?
  • Class of 2015 medians: 167/3.68. Class of 2016 medians should be released in late August.
  • Use http://mylsn.info/
  • Check out the Cornell profile on http://www.admissionsbythenumbers.com/ for a regression analysis.

Who are you, Lavitz?
I'm going to be a 1L at Cornell this year. I'll be hanging around this thread with you and updating the OP when necessary. Feel free to ask me any questions. Good luck and I hope to see you in Ithaca!


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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Motivator9 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:13 am

You, my friend , are a jewel to TLS

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Typhoon24 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:49 am

great OP. checking in.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby fips tedora » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:14 am

Definitely one of my top choices as it's only three hours away from home

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:38 am

I feel like this is my most realistic choice. And wait, they have ED now?!?

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Postby nmillette » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:18 am

Checking in!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:08 pm

Motivator9 wrote:You, my friend , are a jewel to TLS

I don't know if I would go that far, but thanks :)

scotth724 wrote:I feel like this is my most realistic choice. And wait, they have ED now?!?

Yes, if you look at Cornell's apps currently available on LSAC, you'll see they have both a regular application an "Early Decision Round 1" application. I still haven't found any other information about it on the website.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Woah, making a c/o thread after already being accepted? This is madness.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:23 pm

Motivator9 wrote:You, my friend , are a jewel to TLS


+1000000000000000000000000000000 :mrgreen:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby 052220151 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:30 pm

Checking in. Thanks, Lavitz!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby rebexness » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:38 pm

deputydog wrote:Checking in. Thanks, Lavitz!


+1

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:41 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Woah, making a c/o thread after already being accepted? This is madness.

I made sure I had precedent. :wink:

tomwatts wrote:Q9: Who are you, "tomwatts"?
A9: I'm a 1L at HLS. I was an LSAT teacher for five years before entering law school. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about HLS or anything by PM.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:39 pm

scotth724 wrote:I feel like this is my most realistic choice. And wait, they have ED now?!?


Checking in, but no EA now? I absolutely love Cornell and would like a chance for an early acceptance, but I don't want to commit early in the cycle. Also, does this mean 2017 apps have been released?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:42 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Checking in, but no EA now? I absolutely love Cornell and would like a chance for an early acceptance, but I don't want to commit early in the cycle. Also, does this mean 2017 apps have been released?

I don't know whether or not they're keeping EA alongside ED. App will be released on August 15th.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby mindarmed » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:12 pm

Checking in. Ithaca isn't my first choice, but, I certainly wouldn't mind spending 3 years there.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby livefromannarbor » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:46 am

Checking in! Really detailed OP - thanks!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:32 pm

The more I think about it, the more attractive Cornell is becoming (only interested in NYC biglaw). Also if there actually is going to be an ED option, I'll be heavily considering it if I get below a 169 in October.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:19 pm

Checking in.

Ithaca looks 180.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby phillywc » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:27 am

OP makes me feel super insecure about my OP

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:39 am

phillywc wrote:OP makes me feel super insecure about my OP

Is that your first OP? Looks good. :)

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