Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby cron1834 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:29 pm

Marshmallow wrote:is cornell maybe trying to see who they can weed out/who is not really that interested? like, you're busy, cornell. i get it. but won't this wait be a deal breaker for so many applicants? i mean, i know i am significantly less interested right now. maybe that will pass and i'll get over myself but still


I have to say, I am really turned off by Cornell's inefficiency and borderline rudeness to some candidates ITT. Hanging up on someone? WTF? When I started the process they were one of my 2-3 top choices, but I have bumped them down. Is this a form of YP? If you're able to put up with it before depositing elsewhere, you must really like Ithaca?

I'm starting to think this may be a factor in Cornell lagging behind peer schools in LSAT/GPA. All that money coming in and out of an Ivy League institution, and they can't afford to hire a couple of extra $40k/yr office helpers?

I would normally say, "I hope adcomms are reading this," but I know they don't have the staff for that.

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

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:33 pm

cron1834 wrote:
I would normally say, "I hope adcomms are reading this," but I know they don't have the staff for that.


:lol:

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:40 pm

6 weeks is the earliest interview? I'm seriously considering just withdrawing. I'd need a full ride from Cornell to consider it and I really doubt they'd be sending that in time??

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

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Confirmed- this coming Monday. So weird.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:49 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:Confirmed- this coming Monday. So weird.


Wat. Yeah... I'm hopping on that Withdraw train.

ETA: I've said it before, I'll say it again: Schools need our tuition money way, way more than we need their degrees. If they treat us like dirty before we even write them a check, it's only going to get worse.

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:53 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:Confirmed- this coming Monday. So weird.


How? Are they giving late dates to those who are at risk for YP? I called and they didn't even pick up.

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

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:56 pm

paglababa wrote:
Robbin Blue wrote:Confirmed- this coming Monday. So weird.


How? Are they giving late dates to those who are at risk for YP? I called and they didn't even pick up.


i am oddly amused by all of this, even while being frustrated. i'm almost wondering if i should sit back and relax today, and not call to schedule until tomorrow. perhaps any backlash cornell receives today will work in my favor tomorrow??? lol ill probs just get a date 10 weeks out

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

Postby SupCutie » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:58 pm

paglababa wrote:I called and they didn't even pick up.


:shock:

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:59 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
paglababa wrote:
Robbin Blue wrote:Confirmed- this coming Monday. So weird.


How? Are they giving late dates to those who are at risk for YP? I called and they didn't even pick up.


i am oddly amused by all of this, even while being frustrated. i'm almost wondering if i should sit back and relax today, and not call to schedule until tomorrow. perhaps any backlash cornell receives today will work in my favor tomorrow??? lol ill probs just get a date 10 weeks out


TITCR

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

Postby Hitchensian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:06 pm

I just went complete today...probably zero chance of a decision before May...???

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

Postby samoby » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:19 pm

A bit late to the game, but interview request today, as well. One of the 2/14 --> 2/17 group.

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

Postby King Cayuga » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:23 pm

This is very odd. I got a decision within a month of applying, and my numbers aren't auto-admit(168/3.74). That was in November, though.

Anyway, does anyone think that I could sway Cornell on scholarship amounts by pointing to big offers from the likes of GW and Notre Dame? Or would I get laughed out of the admissions office? I haven't heard back from them on amounts yet, I'm just planning my moves.

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

Postby lakers180 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:26 pm

ya idk not feeling to great about this whole situation. the lady on the phone almost seemed mad at me for calling. i was just doing what they wanted. and another month and a half for a decision...michigan is just looking so much better haha

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:28 pm

lakers180 wrote:ya idk not feeling to great about this whole situation. the lady on the phone almost seemed mad at me for calling. i was just doing what they wanted. and another month and a half for a decision...michigan is just looking so much better haha


Right?! So much anger!

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:28 pm

Derp, double post.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby paglababa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:29 pm

lol you guys should try again. Looks like bunch of cancellations so new (earlier) slots opened up.

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:30 pm

Any movement on 2/12 Complete2s?

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

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:31 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
lakers180 wrote:ya idk not feeling to great about this whole situation. the lady on the phone almost seemed mad at me for calling. i was just doing what they wanted. and another month and a half for a decision...michigan is just looking so much better haha


Right?! So much anger!


cornell thread and phone lines, so hot right now (with anger)! i'm about to make the call guyz!

eta: no answer

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:41 pm

I got mines scheduled for the next 2 weeks. And they are def not trying to YP interviewees because we confirmed a time slot before asked for my personal info. I think they are just not very efficient/technological (as evidenced by phoning in as opposed to filling out a web form).

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

Postby McAvoy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:50 pm

Is this right, admits/current students, that I have to deliver both my actual tax return and my parents' tax return (even though I'm independent) in order to be considered for a merit scholarship?

That's batshit crazy, if so.

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

Postby anyriotgirl » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:54 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Is this right, admits/current students, that I have to deliver both my actual tax return and my parents' tax return (even though I'm independent) in order to be considered for a merit scholarship?

That's batshit crazy, if so.


My understanding is that Cornell offers awards based on a combination of merit and need, and that the processes are not separate.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:55 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Is this right, admits/current students, that I have to deliver both my actual tax return and my parents' tax return (even though I'm independent) in order to be considered for a merit scholarship?

That's batshit crazy, if so.


I was under the impression the answer is yes.

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

Postby cron1834 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:57 pm

Cornell is just hilars right now.

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

Postby MnM22 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Can someone create an anonymous 1 hour email and send this and the last page of this thread to Cornell so they can see how they're pissing everyone off? I too had them at the top of my list, but they've been dropping ever since. If they were T6, it'd be a different story, but this is ridiculous...

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

Postby Beercules » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:13 pm

MnM22 wrote:Can someone create an anonymous 1 hour email and send this and the last page of this thread to Cornell so they can see how they're pissing everyone off? I too had them at the top of my list, but they've been dropping ever since. If they were T6, it'd be a different story, but this is ridiculous...


As fucked up as it is, I think that's the point...




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