Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Lef92 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:25 am

@Lavitz
I think I seriously love you right now for putting this together...

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

Postby phillywc » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:59 am

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

Is that your first OP? Looks good. :)

My first class thread yeah thanks :)

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:19 pm

Checking in here too, thanks Lavitz

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

Postby mojangles » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:13 pm

Checking in!

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

Postby fips tedora » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:02 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:Checking in.

Ithaca looks 180.

Honestly it's amazing. My grandparents used to own a lake house on the otherwise of Lake Cayuga and you would not believe how beautiful this place gets during the Fall and Spring. Yes, winter may be a bit harsh if you are not acclimated to snow and wind chill factors, but there is just so much natural beauty around there. Also, Ithaca is consistently rated as one of the most diverse cities in America, albeit extremely liberal and new agey.

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

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Ok, so I just noticed that Cornell posted this cycle's viewbook on the website. Some of you should be receiving a hard copy in the mail in a few weeks, and many of those will include fee waivers.

The important thing to note is on page 59. It lists the deadline for ED round 2 apps as January 6th.

It also longer lists the deadline for Early Action like last year's did. So I think they may be eliminating the EA option. This means that the timeline for decisions will likely be different from last cycle. They may still be quick to hand out initial decisions, but I'm not sure if they'll be explicitly deferring people who applied early like they used to.

I'll update the OP with this.

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

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Thanks Lavitz!

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

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:34 pm

Typhoon24 wrote:great OP. checking in.

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

Postby blink » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:28 pm

Checking in!! Ithaca is truly gorgeous (no pun intended)

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

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:30 am

Wait so if a person were to apply ED on August 15th and was signed up for the October LSAT, would Cornell not make that person's app complete until they received the October score or would they simply make the file "complete" but still hold out for the October score???

I have a strong suspicion that this will happen to me and would defeat the purpose of applying ED in my case.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:37 am

DaRascal wrote:Wait so if a person were to apply ED on August 15th and was signed up for the October LSAT, would Cornell not make that person's app complete until they received the October score or would they simply make the file "complete" but still hold out for the October score???

I have a strong suspicion that this will happen to me and would defeat the purpose of applying ED in my case.

I'm not sure whether they would mark it complete or not. I think they do mark it complete and then hold out for the new score, since there's a question in the app which asks which dates you're planning to take the LSAT.

I wouldn't ED without knowing your October score first though.

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

Postby masked kavana » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:45 am

Awesome to have lavitz start this. Great dude!

I deferred admission to 2017, so if anyone has a question about that process let me know!

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

Postby warandpeace » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:50 am

masked kavana wrote:Awesome to have lavitz start this. Great dude!

I deferred admission to 2017, so if anyone has a question about that process let me know!


If we're taking the Oct Lsat, should we send in our application before then anyways, or wait until after we get our score?

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:09 am

warandpeace wrote:If we're taking the Oct Lsat, should we send in our application before then anyways, or wait until after we get our score?

I don't think it makes much of a difference. Since this is your first test, you may want to wait and see what your score is before applying.

masked kavana wrote:Awesome to have lavitz start this. Great dude!

I deferred admission to 2017, so if anyone has a question about that process let me know!

Looking forward to having you in the class. :wink:

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

Postby aldiddy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:21 am

blink wrote:Checking in!! Ithaca is truly gorgeous (no pun intended)


I see what you did there. Checkin in

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

Postby jrd93 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:51 am

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

Postby chuckbass » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:04 pm

jrd93 wrote:I was curious as to what could be the specific reason for waiting until your actual test score is released before you submit your application. I'm a AA male with a 3.92 and 100% I want to attend Cornell and would rather submit my app. before I take the test. However, I would love advice or additional information about the whole process and/or your experiences at Cornell?
Thank you guys.

The advice to wait for your test score is in regards to when people are EDing. It would be silly to ED without your score, like if you had your GPA and got a 176, you would regret EDing.

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

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:06 pm

scotth724 wrote:
jrd93 wrote:I was curious as to what could be the specific reason for waiting until your actual test score is released before you submit your application. I'm a AA male with a 3.92 and 100% I want to attend Cornell and would rather submit my app. before I take the test. However, I would love advice or additional information about the whole process and/or your experiences at Cornell?
Thank you guys.

The advice to wait for your test score is in regards to when people are EDing. It would be silly to ED without your score, like if you had your GPA and got a 176, you would regret EDing.


But then he could just do something fun/interesting and reapply next cycle....

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

Postby jrd93 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:42 pm

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

Postby mojangles » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:47 pm

jrd, it is not recommended to ED as an AA because the cycles are crazy and you never know you may be locking yourself out of somewhere. But, in any case, by EDing you have a large potential to reduce scholarship $$. Honestly, if I were you, I would focus hard on killing the oct LSAT and putting in an RD app. That, however, is just my opinion. Whatever you end up deciding, good luck to you!

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:07 pm

mojangles wrote:jrd, it is not recommended to ED as an AA because the cycles are crazy and you never know you may be locking yourself out of somewhere. But, in any case, by EDing you have a large potential to reduce scholarship $$. Honestly, if I were you, I would focus hard on killing the oct LSAT and putting in an RD app. That, however, is just my opinion. Whatever you end up deciding, good luck to you!

Agreed with this. Even if your LSAT is lower than expected, you may want to retake in December instead of EDing. Just look at Wormfather's cycle. AA male with a 3.9 GPA, got a 158 in June and a 162 in October. But he didn't stop there. He retook again in December, got a 170 and will be attending Harvard.

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

Postby 052220151 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:09 pm

Lavitz, I'm reading your Class of 16 thread and it is chock full of useful shit. Thank so much for doing these threads. I'm really hoping I end up in Ithaca, so this is very useful.

Do you know how quick Hughes fills up?

ETA - Just kidding, just found the answer to my Q.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:54 pm

deputydog wrote:Lavitz, I'm reading your Class of 16 thread and it is chock full of useful shit. Thank so much for doing these threads. I'm really hoping I end up in Ithaca, so this is very useful.

Do you know how quick Hughes fills up?

Lol, thanks. Yeah, after I overthrew the original first poster, I went to town with that OP. :lol:

They posted the online application for Hughes in the facebook group sometime in February or March I think. But then it goes by when you submit your deposit. Because I had and earlier deadline than everyone else (because of the scholarship), I easily got a room assigned in mid-April. Hughes filled up quickly this year though. I think it was initially filled up by late April, right after the first deposit deadline. But spots kept opening as people withdrew, so should be able to get a spot if you submitted the housing application early and you wait long enough.

deputydog wrote:ETA - Just kidding, just found the answer to my Q.

:?

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

Postby 052220151 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:07 pm

I read the entire co 2016 thread, in really jazzed bros. this is my number one choice as of late. If they throw me any monies, I will be attending.

Are people writing targeted PS to Cornell, or just a why x after the ps?

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:24 pm

deputydog wrote:I read the entire co 2016 thread, in really jazzed bros. this is my number one choice as of late. If they throw me any monies, I will be attending.

Are people writing targeted PS to Cornell, or just a why x after the ps?

Cool. :)

Just going to jump in here and say that Dean Geiger doesn't really care about targeted personal statements, so I would advise just making your regular PS as strong as possible.

As for the Why Cornell, we just had this discussion in the taking questions thread. Basically, you can write a why Cornell, but there should also be a question in the app you can use instead.




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