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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Yes, but still deciding
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Yes, but not going
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No :(
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No, but I already committed to somewhere else
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I don't know why I'm here
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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:32 pm

Jupiter33 wrote:Long time lurker, but thought I would update you all on my experience. Was wait-listed two weeks ago, and had an in person interview recently after work. The alumni I interviewed with was very nice, and seemed more focused on my interest in Cornell as opposed to my qualifications. I think fit was definitely something she was trying to gauge.

She mentioned that this interview program is a pilot program, that they are doing it to address the issue of the wait-list not being ranked or tiered at all. The interview went very well (in my opinion), but was fairly short. She told me to expect to hear back soon on a final decision, likely in a week or two. She also emphasized that people who get off the wait-list definitely still have a fair shot at scholarships.

Sent in my LOCI a few days ago. I will let you guys know any further updates. LSAT = 75%, GPA < 25%.



How did you get the chance to interview already off the WL?

When e-mailed about the WL interviews, I responded with my interest. Then they e-mailed telling me they will email me back around February 10th about when the interviews will be.

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

Postby Jupiter33 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:05 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:
Jupiter33 wrote:Long time lurker, but thought I would update you all on my experience. Was wait-listed two weeks ago, and had an in person interview recently after work. The alumni I interviewed with was very nice, and seemed more focused on my interest in Cornell as opposed to my qualifications. I think fit was definitely something she was trying to gauge.

She mentioned that this interview program is a pilot program, that they are doing it to address the issue of the wait-list not being ranked or tiered at all. The interview went very well (in my opinion), but was fairly short. She told me to expect to hear back soon on a final decision, likely in a week or two. She also emphasized that people who get off the wait-list definitely still have a fair shot at scholarships.

Sent in my LOCI a few days ago. I will let you guys know any further updates. LSAT = 75%, GPA < 25%.



How did you get the chance to interview already off the WL?

When e-mailed about the WL interviews, I responded with my interest. Then they e-mailed telling me they will email me back around February 10th about when the interviews will be.



I am not certain. If I had to guess, it might be because I live in a major metropolitan area, where there are a large number of Cornell alumni presumably. Maybe it had to do something with the interviewer? She mentioned that she had interviewed several people before me as well. Could be a rolling thing... I don't know.

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Postby Nightwing » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:41 pm

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

Postby dala77 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:50 am

Rejected, interviewed 1/18, good luck to you all.

Heart broken....

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

Postby simplypara588 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:21 am

I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...

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

Postby theboringest » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:25 am

simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...

I interviewed 1/30 and it still says "interview requested". I wouldn't worry about it- as long as you got the Kira confirmation it was submitted you're fine.

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

Postby imtca » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:31 am

simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...



I interviewed 1/28, status checker still says interview requested but the date under changed to 1/30 and at the top it says "thank you for completing your interview, blah blah blah". It may just take a day or so to change.

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:00 pm

dala77 wrote:Rejected, interviewed 1/18, good luck to you all.

Heart broken....


So sorry to hear that :( Best of luck on the rest of your apps :)

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

Postby bartlettadmin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:00 pm

simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...


It's going to stay at interview requested with just a date change right before your response. When mine changed I got the call a couple hours later.

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

Postby mtf612 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:08 pm

My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:09 pm

mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.

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

Postby mtf612 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.


In via phone and Stoked!!

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:25 pm

bartlettadmin wrote:
simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...


It's going to stay at interview requested with just a date change right before your response. When mine changed I got the call a couple hours later.


Litt1tUp wrote:
mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.

So just to be clear, after doing the interview, is the expected order:
"interview requested" with a date change -> "ready for review" -> phone call?

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

Postby simplypara588 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:29 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:
simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...


It's going to stay at interview requested with just a date change right before your response. When mine changed I got the call a couple hours later.


Litt1tUp wrote:
mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.

So just to be clear, after doing the interview, is the expected order:
"interview requested" with a date change -> "ready for review" -> phone call?


Would love to know this as well - just saw the date change, but no "ready for review"

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

Postby bartlettadmin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:51 pm

simplypara588 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:
simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...


It's going to stay at interview requested with just a date change right before your response. When mine changed I got the call a couple hours later.


Litt1tUp wrote:
mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.

So just to be clear, after doing the interview, is the expected order:
"interview requested" with a date change -> "ready for review" -> phone call?


Would love to know this as well - just saw the date change, but no "ready for review"


From what I can remember it went date change -> ready for review and I got the call a couple of hours after the final "ready for review"

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:27 pm

bartlettadmin wrote:
simplypara588 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:
simplypara588 wrote:I interviewed on Wednesday (2/1) and my status checker still says "interview requested"...how long does it normally take to update? Starting to grow concerned as the 10-day window for completion draws near...


It's going to stay at interview requested with just a date change right before your response. When mine changed I got the call a couple hours later.


Litt1tUp wrote:
mtf612 wrote:My status checker changed from interview requested to ready for review. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago but I feel like I performed really poorly with the Kira interview format. Should I be expecting a ding? Over both 75ths.


Idk about ding, but you should hear back soon! That's what mine did before I got the call that I was accepted.

So just to be clear, after doing the interview, is the expected order:
"interview requested" with a date change -> "ready for review" -> phone call?


Would love to know this as well - just saw the date change, but no "ready for review"


From what I can remember it went date change -> ready for review and I got the call a couple of hours after the final "ready for review"


+1

then you get the email within 48 hours even tho they say 24...

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

Postby notsolawful » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:22 am

I just did some statistical analysis on Cornell's admissions changes over the last two years. It seems that they are prioritizing GPA over LSAT. I used LSN from this year up to today and 2014-2015 (2 years ago) up to 2/4/15 to avoid any differences due to the dates of acceptances. I think their strategy is to boost their GPA medians without reducing their LSAT medians. But, so far, they've accepted fewer students given that LSN is an accurate representation of overall acceptances. This may be more indicative of a slow cycle more than anything.

2014-2015: Avg GPA: 3.78, Avg LSAT: 169.3, n=118
2016-2017: Avg GPA: 3.842, Avg LSAT: 168.5, n=85

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:50 am

notsolawful wrote:I just did some statistical analysis on Cornell's admissions changes over the last two years. It seems that they are prioritizing GPA over LSAT. I used LSN from this year up to today and 2014-2015 (2 years ago) up to 2/4/15 to avoid any differences due to the dates of acceptances. I think their strategy is to boost their GPA medians without reducing their LSAT medians. But, so far, they've accepted fewer students given that LSN is an accurate representation of overall acceptances. This may be more indicative of a slow cycle more than anything.

2014-2015: Avg GPA: 3.78, Avg LSAT: 169.3, n=118
2016-2017: Avg GPA: 3.842, Avg LSAT: 168.5, n=85

A few other T14s have also focused more heavily on GPA since the applicant peak in 2010, like Chicago (3.78->3.90), NYU (3.71->3.81), and Penn (3.85->3.90). It's probably the easiest way to maintain ranking among shrinking LSAT pools.

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

Postby Nightwing » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:01 am

goldenbear2020 wrote:
notsolawful wrote:I just did some statistical analysis on Cornell's admissions changes over the last two years. It seems that they are prioritizing GPA over LSAT. I used LSN from this year up to today and 2014-2015 (2 years ago) up to 2/4/15 to avoid any differences due to the dates of acceptances. I think their strategy is to boost their GPA medians without reducing their LSAT medians. But, so far, they've accepted fewer students given that LSN is an accurate representation of overall acceptances. This may be more indicative of a slow cycle more than anything.

2014-2015: Avg GPA: 3.78, Avg LSAT: 169.3, n=118
2016-2017: Avg GPA: 3.842, Avg LSAT: 168.5, n=85

A few other T14s have also focused more heavily on GPA since the applicant peak in 2010, like Chicago (3.78->3.90), NYU (3.71->3.81), and Penn (3.85->3.90). It's probably the easiest way to maintain ranking among shrinking LSAT pools.


As a splitter, that's so lame.

Good LSATs become rarer --> schools care less about the increasingly rare few who distinguish themselves unless they also have a great GPA. :cry:

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

Postby chargers21 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:31 pm

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

Postby patttt » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:09 pm

chargers21 wrote:
notsolawful wrote:I just did some statistical analysis on Cornell's admissions changes over the last two years. It seems that they are prioritizing GPA over LSAT. I used LSN from this year up to today and 2014-2015 (2 years ago) up to 2/4/15 to avoid any differences due to the dates of acceptances. I think their strategy is to boost their GPA medians without reducing their LSAT medians. But, so far, they've accepted fewer students given that LSN is an accurate representation of overall acceptances. This may be more indicative of a slow cycle more than anything.

2014-2015: Avg GPA: 3.78, Avg LSAT: 169.3, n=118
2016-2017: Avg GPA: 3.842, Avg LSAT: 168.5, n=85

eh, I got waitlisted with median lsat and GPA above 75th. I think they're just being dicks


+1, except my lsat is above 75th lol.

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

Postby studyingeveryday » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Reserved here a while ago:

1. Do you guys think it would be better to visit before or after we get to do the in-person interview? Since I would probably want to talk with admissions, would it make sense to wait until after the interview, or would doing it beforehand show interest? Or does it completely not matter?

2. There's no info on the website about visiting, so I would have to call and ask. Who should I call? Anyone know if I would be able to actually meet with admissions/sit in on a class/tour?

Essentially, I'm trying to figure out how to utilize a visit to best increase my chances.

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

Postby ls2k16 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:32 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:Reserved here a while ago:

1. Do you guys think it would be better to visit before or after we get to do the in-person interview? Since I would probably want to talk with admissions, would it make sense to wait until after the interview, or would doing it beforehand show interest? Or does it completely not matter?

2. There's no info on the website about visiting, so I would have to call and ask. Who should I call? Anyone know if I would be able to actually meet with admissions/sit in on a class/tour?

Essentially, I'm trying to figure out how to utilize a visit to best increase my chances.


1. Probably after. You won't know what effects, if any, the interview will have until it happens. Do the interview, wait a week or two to see if anything happens, and if still nothing, then do the visit. This also gives you another touchpoint post-interview that will help you demonstrate continued interest, which will become increasingly important as the cycle progresses, if they don't pull from reserve early.

2. Call the general admissions number, or email the general admissions email and they'll set it up for you. No harm in asking if those things are possible to set up, and I imagine they are. If I remember correctly, they are generally receptive to meeting with students, doing tours/class sit-in's etc.

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

Postby studyingeveryday » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:27 pm

ls2k16 wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:Reserved here a while ago:

1. Do you guys think it would be better to visit before or after we get to do the in-person interview? Since I would probably want to talk with admissions, would it make sense to wait until after the interview, or would doing it beforehand show interest? Or does it completely not matter?

2. There's no info on the website about visiting, so I would have to call and ask. Who should I call? Anyone know if I would be able to actually meet with admissions/sit in on a class/tour?

Essentially, I'm trying to figure out how to utilize a visit to best increase my chances.


1. Probably after. You won't know what effects, if any, the interview will have until it happens. Do the interview, wait a week or two to see if anything happens, and if still nothing, then do the visit. This also gives you another touchpoint post-interview that will help you demonstrate continued interest, which will become increasingly important as the cycle progresses, if they don't pull from reserve early.

2. Call the general admissions number, or email the general admissions email and they'll set it up for you. No harm in asking if those things are possible to set up, and I imagine they are. If I remember correctly, they are generally receptive to meeting with students, doing tours/class sit-in's etc.


thanks for the response! what do you think about the LOCI--send it before or after the interview?

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

Postby Dovaking » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:26 am

Finished my online interview recently. I actually really enjoyed the format and having the opportunity to respond to some substantive essay questions. The more fluffy interview questions with other schools are nice, but I liked the high stakes feeling of a timed essay response.



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