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 ZVBXRPL » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:32 pm

madxkings wrote:Got dinged just now, 3.2/172. I submitted pretty late in the cycle but I'm really disappointed.

What do you consider late?

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

Postby madxkings » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:39 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:Got dinged just now, 3.2/172. I submitted pretty late in the cycle but I'm really disappointed.

What do you consider late?


Submitted on January 16. Awful, I know.

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:43 pm

madxkings wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:Got dinged just now, 3.2/172. I submitted pretty late in the cycle but I'm really disappointed.

What do you consider late?


Submitted on January 16. Awful, I know.

Is right after December score release considered late?

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

Postby madxkings » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:51 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:Got dinged just now, 3.2/172. I submitted pretty late in the cycle but I'm really disappointed.

What do you consider late?


Submitted on January 16. Awful, I know.

Is right after December score release considered late?


According to conventional wisdom it is, although I could be wrong? What do you guys think?

Also, I should clarify that my 3.2 GPA is actually from an international UG. My score is considered above average.

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

Postby EWofNell » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:09 pm

charles117 wrote:
EWofNell wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
EWofNell wrote:I am of the opinion that it is a poor decision to elect not to interview. To me, it shows disinterest and makes you vulnerable to WL or even rejection.

Agreed! The interview took me all of ~ 20 minutes. Get it done and feel like you gave your application your best shot. Which reminds me, I interviewed on january 28. When will I get response?


I interviewed on the 27th and received a response yesterday, if that helps!

a good response?


Yes!

Accepted yesterday with a 164 and a 4.05.

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

Postby RParadela » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:15 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
madxkings wrote:Got dinged just now, 3.2/172. I submitted pretty late in the cycle but I'm really disappointed.

What do you consider late?


Submitted on January 16. Awful, I know.

Is right after December score release considered late?


After Christmas is considered a bit late, but I don't think it makes a huge difference if you submit early January tbh

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:48 am

prospectivelawyer wrote:Forgive me if this has already been discussed and I've missed it, but does anyone know what the written portion of the video interview is like? Are the questions at all similar to the verbal response questions?

They give you 5 minutes to respond to 3 public policy/politics question. Not too bad. Another I saw on here was to give advice to a freshman looking to go to LS.

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

Postby Strangeland » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:00 am

ZVBXRPL wrote:
prospectivelawyer wrote:Forgive me if this has already been discussed and I've missed it, but does anyone know what the written portion of the video interview is like? Are the questions at all similar to the verbal response questions?

They give you 5 minutes to respond to 3 public policy/politics question. Not too bad. Another I saw on here was to give advice to a freshman looking to go to LS.

A small addition: the questions can be somewhat personal, too. Something where you could turn to your own experiences if you wanted. These were easier for me, I got only one political in nature.

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

Postby Lawschool305 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:12 am

Does anyone know the dress code for the accepted student reception in Boston (or any city)? I am unsure if I should wear business formal or casual. If someone with past experience could comment that would be great!

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

Postby Mikey » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:14 pm

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

Postby StopLawying » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:16 pm

All 3 of my written questions were political, guess they have a large bank of questions.

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

Postby Jupiter33 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:52 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:Does anyone know the dress code for the accepted student reception in Boston (or any city)? I am unsure if I should wear business formal or casual. If someone with past experience could comment that would be great!


I've been to grad school acceptance days before. In general err on the side of business formal. It is much easier to adjust and dress down (for a guy, you can unbutton the collar, loosen the tie, hold the jacket) then it is to dress up.

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

Postby cantexplaingottago » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:12 pm

Jupiter33 wrote:
Lawschool305 wrote:Does anyone know the dress code for the accepted student reception in Boston (or any city)? I am unsure if I should wear business formal or casual. If someone with past experience could comment that would be great!


I've been to grad school acceptance days before. In general err on the side of business formal. It is much easier to adjust and dress down (for a guy, you can unbutton the collar, loosen the tie, hold the jacket) then it is to dress up.


You've been accepted, you have already convinced them to take you. Now it's their turn. The point of these events is to woo you over to their side so you pay the excessive tuition rates. Don't dress in your lazy day sweats, obviously, but well-put-together casual outfits are fine. Avoid graphic tees and anything with unfinished hems or holes or tears, and anything that could be considered immodest, but that's about it. No need to go full business formal. Men don't need to wear ties, but a button down and slacks is nice. Women don't need to wear heels, but probably don't wear open-toe sandals. No one needs to wear a suit jacket, unless you are comfortable in them already and actually like to wear them.

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

Postby snarfing » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:02 pm

StopLawying wrote:All 3 of my written questions were political, guess they have a large bank of questions.


This is my nightmare. I'm not even that interested in politics. :C I mean I read reddit news and hear the big things but I just have no idea how I would deal with that situation

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

Postby charles117 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:06 pm

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:39 pm

charles117 wrote:
StopLawying wrote:All 3 of my written questions were political, guess they have a large bank of questions.

were they softball or hardball political questions?

Mine were hardball. I think they want you to disseminate an opinion.

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

Postby Nightwing » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:45 pm

I wonder if the questions for these interviews are chosen at random or deliberately selected to flesh out each individual application according to what the reviewers find lacking about it.

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

Postby 170orDie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:49 pm

Sup guys,
On the status checker it says my app is "on reserve." A quick search through this forum tells me that this means WL. Is that correct? I also saw that lots of people got an email letting them know they're on the WL, I haven't received anything from Cornell since I went complete. Anybody have any insight?

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

Postby chargers21 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:39 pm

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

Postby charles117 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:01 pm

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

Postby nerdylsat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:07 pm

What should Cornell's response be to a competing scholly from UM/UCB/UVA?

Should they gtive nothing, match or give a bit more?

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

Postby TudoBem » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:50 pm

170orDie wrote:Sup guys,
On the status checker it says my app is "on reserve." A quick search through this forum tells me that this means WL. Is that correct? I also saw that lots of people got an email letting them know they're on the WL, I haven't received anything from Cornell since I went complete. Anybody have any insight?

check your spam, trash and if you use gmail, check your All Mail. Search for the key word Cornell. If you don't find the email, call them.

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

Postby Keilz » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:46 pm

nerdylsat wrote:What should Cornell's response be to a competing scholly from UM/UCB/UVA?

Should they gtive nothing, match or give a bit more?


Cornell gave me the same as Michigan. If I were to negotiate between the two, I would probably talk about COA. Cornell costs like 10-20k more

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

Postby Dovaking » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:39 pm

Nightwing wrote:I wonder if the questions for these interviews are chosen at random or deliberately selected to flesh out each individual application according to what the reviewers find lacking about it.


I wondered the same thing until I interviewed.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bearedman8 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:30 pm

I went complete 1/09 and my status date changed today, but my current status still says "your application is ready for review." Any idea what this means/what I should be expecting? >Both 75ths.



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