Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:46 am

ArundelSt wrote:Anyone know anything on scholly $ timeline?

Forgot to respond to this earlier.

From OP:
  • Everyone . . . not invited for the Dean's Scholarship ha[s] 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 [last cycle].


Edit: From the admitted student FAQ page:
In general, we start sending out financial aid packages during early March.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby AuctionTheory » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:50 am

I had two status checker updates in a row after a long time without any movement, one on 1/23 and another 1/24.
This is pretty interesting..

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

Postby OliveBC » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:52 pm

Has anyone been invited to apply for the Dean's Scholarship? I'm confused by the fact that the interview requests are supposed to be a YP thing but by the time I find out whether I'm in or not after my interview it will likely already be past (or really close to) the Feb 10th essay deadline listed in the OP...

I don't know what kind of stats people who get the Dean's scholarship usually have so obviously there is no guarantee I'd even get an invite but I'm just curious because I know at least one person couldn't even get an interview scheduled until sometime during February.

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:02 pm

OliveBC wrote:Has anyone been invited to apply for the Dean's Scholarship? I'm confused by the fact that the interview requests are supposed to be a YP thing but by the time I find out whether I'm in or not after my interview it will likely already be past (or really close to) the Feb 10th essay deadline listed in the OP...

I don't know what kind of stats people who get the Dean's scholarship usually have so obviously there is no guarantee I'd even get an invite but I'm just curious because I know at least one person couldn't even get an interview scheduled until sometime during February.

That timeline is mostly inapplicable this cycle since it's pretty clear they're doing something different with the dean's scholarships. If the interviews are to help gauge to whom they should award the scholarships, it's likely there will be no essay this year. Alternatively, it doesn't take that long to write it anyway, so they could just give everyone 2 weeks and make it due in March or something.

So basically don't expect a February 10th deadline for anything. We have no idea how it's going to work.

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

Postby OliveBC » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:05 pm

Lavitz wrote:
OliveBC wrote:Has anyone been invited to apply for the Dean's Scholarship? I'm confused by the fact that the interview requests are supposed to be a YP thing but by the time I find out whether I'm in or not after my interview it will likely already be past (or really close to) the Feb 10th essay deadline listed in the OP...

I don't know what kind of stats people who get the Dean's scholarship usually have so obviously there is no guarantee I'd even get an invite but I'm just curious because I know at least one person couldn't even get an interview scheduled until sometime during February.

That timeline is mostly inapplicable this cycle since it's pretty clear they're doing something different with the dean's scholarships. If the interviews are to help gauge to whom they should award the scholarships, it's likely there will be no essay this year. Alternatively, it doesn't take that long to write it anyway, so they could just give everyone 2 weeks and make it due in March or something.

So basically don't expect a February 10th deadline for anything. We have no idea how it's going to work.


Thanks Lavitz! Once again your wisdom saves me from having to freak out too much :lol:

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:33 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:just wondering, are those remaining scholarships primarily need based? that is the feeling i'm getting but just wondering cause the financial aid form you have to turn in does ask if you intend to apply for merit aid.

Actually, I would say it's primarily merit-based. I've been explicitly told that they've shifted from need to merit in recent years to stay competitive with other schools. LSN also bears this out, as people with higher numbers get more $$.

I have no idea what this means for ED admits with significant financial need though, since this is the first year they've done ED. I know a few people got a little $ off reserve last cycle, so if it follows that trend, you may still get something, but it likely won't be significant.

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

Postby theonyxhotel143 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:26 pm

Lavitz wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:just wondering, are those remaining scholarships primarily need based? that is the feeling i'm getting but just wondering cause the financial aid form you have to turn in does ask if you intend to apply for merit aid.

Actually, I would say it's primarily merit-based. I've been explicitly told that they've shifted from need to merit in recent years to stay competitive with other schools. LSN also bears this out, as people with higher numbers get more $$.

I have no idea what this means for ED admits with significant financial need though, since this is the first year they've done ED. I know a few people got a little $ off reserve last cycle, so if it follows that trend, you may still get something, but it likely won't be significant.


FWIW: Last cycle, I got in off reserve early and got 21k. :x

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:01 am

Congrats to the recent acceptances and completes! :D

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

Postby MnM22 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:58 am

I'm on or above both medians and wrote a "Why Cornell?" But am still 11/6. Is anyone else in the same boat? What are we thinking, should I be concerned?

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

Postby gbelle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:01 pm

Follow up to previous post, have we seen any mass movement lately for RDs? I've been at 11/22 since 11/22...

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

Postby californiauser » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:42 pm

gbelle wrote:Follow up to previous post, have we seen any mass movement lately for RDs? I've been at 11/22 since 11/22...


same exact date here

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

Postby Kimikho » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:10 pm

NEPREP

1.) make a facebook, tyia

2.) have you had an interview request? this is for SKIENCE.

3.) make a facebook, tyia

4.) make a facebook

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:11 pm

Scheduled my interview. Next available one wasn't for about a month. Interesting.

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

Postby Mojosodope » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:11 pm

californiauser wrote:
gbelle wrote:Follow up to previous post, have we seen any mass movement lately for RDs? I've been at 11/22 since 11/22...


same exact date here


me three

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Just dropping by to remind Cornell and any potential adcomms how much I love the school.

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

Postby monsterman » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:15 pm

I had two date changes last week after my original complete in December. What does it all meeeean

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:17 pm

Mojosodope wrote:
californiauser wrote:
gbelle wrote:Follow up to previous post, have we seen any mass movement lately for RDs? I've been at 11/22 since 11/22...


same exact date here


me three

My complete date is a bit earlier (10/31) but no movement for me either.

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

Postby Rangers5 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:18 pm

monsterman wrote:I had two date changes last week after my original complete in December. What does it all meeeean


Same here. Maybe decisions this week for us?

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

Postby MnM22 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Those who did get accepted, did you have any date changes before, or just a random email?

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

Postby ss88 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:27 pm

MnM22 wrote:I'm on or above both medians and wrote a "Why Cornell?" But am still 11/6. Is anyone else in the same boat? What are we thinking, should I be concerned?


me too, but my numbers aren't as good :( still stuck at 11/13....keep telling myself to calm down and quit checking so much....YARIGHT.

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

Postby MnM22 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:56 pm

ss88 wrote:
MnM22 wrote:I'm on or above both medians and wrote a "Why Cornell?" But am still 11/6. Is anyone else in the same boat? What are we thinking, should I be concerned?


me too, but my numbers aren't as good :( still stuck at 11/13....keep telling myself to calm down and quit checking so much....YARIGHT.


Cornell's speed is just very discouraging... :( I feel ya...

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

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:06 pm

To any of you who have already had your interview, were there any format differences/surprise questions or, if you already completed other interviews (Harvard, Chicago, UVA, etc), did it cover essentially the same ground?

Thanks!

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

Postby gta » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:22 am

Still sitting at "Verifying materials for completion" with a date of 1/2...




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