Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you heard back from Cornell?

YES AND I AM GOING
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24%
Yes, but still deciding
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Yes, but not going
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No :(
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6%
No, but I already committed to somewhere else
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Waitlisted
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I don't know why I'm here
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Total votes: 103

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theothercat » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:15 pm

ctl95 wrote:
illini2016 wrote:Dinged.

Kids, don't forget to finish your video interviews.


ME TOO, got the rejection email just now. Invited to video-interview in December, but forgot to do it because I was traveling. Oops


+1

Had a week from hell and just spaced on the interview. Now just waiting for my rejection. Cornell was not a top choice for me, but I'm still annoyed at myself.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brownbird » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:39 pm

Sawtooth wrote:
brownbird wrote:I'm started to get really worried about my application. Submitted 11/09, UR2 12/12, and I've been sitting at that date ever since without hearing a word. I wonder if there's a method to cornell's madness, because it seems weird that they would keep people waiting months just for a ding or WL.


I submitted the exact same day as you, and have also been UR since 12/12. Solidarity.


Spoke too soon. Just got placed on reserve.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Sawtooth » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:45 pm

brownbird wrote:
Sawtooth wrote:
brownbird wrote:I'm started to get really worried about my application. Submitted 11/09, UR2 12/12, and I've been sitting at that date ever since without hearing a word. I wonder if there's a method to cornell's madness, because it seems weird that they would keep people waiting months just for a ding or WL.


I submitted the exact same day as you, and have also been UR since 12/12. Solidarity.


Spoke too soon. Just got placed on reserve.


Lolz same.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bourbon Democrat » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:03 pm

Looks like Cornell could be pulling people from the reserve list in mid-feb! Good news for some of us

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:06 pm

Got the reserve interest/interview feeler just now; replied back with the one free day I'll have in D.C. in 2 weeks so hopefully they can fit me in.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby monotonemr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:11 pm

brownbird wrote:I'm started to get really worried about my application. Submitted 11/09, UR2 12/12, and I've been sitting at that date ever since without hearing a word. I wonder if there's a method to cornell's madness, because it seems weird that they would keep people waiting months just for a ding or WL.


Also the same for me. Hopefully will get an interview invite soon!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby str8shot122 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:29 pm

So got reserved 2 weeks ago. Got the invitation to interview and write the why Cornell. Problem is I am active duty army and live on one of the most isolated bases on the west coast. I can't just willy nilly get up and fly out to D.C. I didn't even expect to get waitlisted (161 3.68). I just wonder if they're mass waitlisting people. Of course i'll go to cornell if accepted. But i'm not sure I can swing this.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lnsl123 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:48 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Maybe Cornell's strategy is to WL more people this cycle to gauge interest better?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calpolisci2016 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:35 pm

Bourbon Democrat wrote:Looks like Cornell could be pulling people from the reserve list in mid-feb! Good news for some of us


Anyone else find it weird this new email says decisions bein mid February, but the intitial reserve email said decisions typically come out in may?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SNightHighlights » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:13 pm

Dinged this afternoon. I definitely expected this to happen this cycle with my @Median GPA and 25th-50th LSAT. One thing I've noticed is that I'm sticking to my numbers as far as where I get in, but am outperforming them for scholarship amounts. I've been receiving about 10-15k more than the average for my numbers for the schools where I have been accepted. I wonder if that's a general trend of this cycle?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chasima » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:32 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lnsl123 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:00 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:51 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:02 pm

chargers21 wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:
chasima wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:
Bourbon Democrat wrote:Looks like Cornell could be pulling people from the reserve list in mid-feb! Good news for some of us


Anyone else find it weird this new email says decisions bein mid February, but the intitial reserve email said decisions typically come out in may?


Noticed this too. At this point, I honestly feel like if your application was placed in reserve, you basically just don't have a decision yet. If you could hear back between a couple of weeks from now until this spring, is it really a waitlist yet?


Honestly, this all seems a bit sloppy to me. I received the initial reserve email about getting a decision in May. Then email #1 today about interviewing, which was utterly confusing. Then email #2 today which seemed to suggest YP on Cornell's part. I really wish that schools could just be a bit more transparent. But I realize it doesn't really serve their interests.

I'm at LSAT 50th and above 75th GPA and was placed on reserve. Also got the email today inviting me to interview in person (already did one online), and suggesting that I should send a Why Cornell essay. Said they'd take some people off waitlist in February. I can't go to DC or NY for an interview right now and live nowhere nearby. Also not sure on how to write a why x essay as I didn't do one for any schools already and got into 4 t14 schools anyways. I'm take the LSAT in 2 weeks and writing a high quality essay for Cornell is at the bottom of my list of things to do. I'm kind of annoyed by this whole thing. It seems like they should have accepted me, and they didn't, and now they are having second thoughts


It seems to me that Cornell is employing a strategy where they WL a much higher % of people than usual in order to gauge interest. Tbh, Why X essays don't take THAT much time. If you're seriously considering attending Cornell, I'd certainly write one

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chasima » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:10 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:15 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby z1000 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:36 am

calpolisci2016 wrote:
Bourbon Democrat wrote:Looks like Cornell could be pulling people from the reserve list in mid-feb! Good news for some of us


Anyone else find it weird this new email says decisions bein mid February, but the intitial reserve email said decisions typically come out in may?


+1 It's in my top 5

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kaylasvi » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:39 am

Anyone who interviewed still have "interview requested" on their status checker? The date updated to when I did the video interview (1/12) but it still just says interview requested, I'm worried I did something wrong?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:55 am

The main reason I didn't write a Why Cornell was because they basically ask you that question directly in the app. Granted, they don't give you a whole lot of space to elaborate, but to me it seemed redundant to supplement that with an extra essay.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bartlettadmin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:20 am

Kaylasvi wrote:Anyone who interviewed still have "interview requested" on their status checker? The date updated to when I did the video interview (1/12) but it still just says interview requested, I'm worried I did something wrong?


It stays like that until you get a response. I did mine 1/10 and it stayed at interview requested until yesterday when it changed to under review for a few hours until I got the phone call

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bartlettadmin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:21 am

Skye94 wrote:Is an interview required for Cornell or is it "optional"? Does anyone know how fast Cornell releases decisions after the interview? I received a online interview request (I submitted my app last week).


I found out within ten days. But I'm not sure about whether or not it's required for acceptance

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TudoBem » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:23 am

I like that Cornell is communicating with us and giving us options to interview and send more material. It's all fair.

Should the Why Cornell essay be one page?

Good luck to all!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby patttt » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:35 am

Anybody know why my app is still "ready for review" as of 12/22...?



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