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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Waitlisted
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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 Lavitz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:02 pm

swoonster wrote:does cornell law let students take classes in other colleges? i.e. business school

Yes.

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

Postby sonyco » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Lavitz wrote:
swoonster wrote:does cornell law let students take classes in other colleges? i.e. business school

Yes.

Note that grades do not count toward GPA and you must receive permission/it must be relevant and rigorous.

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

Postby ReadyToStart » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:57 pm

Just completed my interview. The format was certainly strange and awkward but the only weird questions that I received were in the written portion so I had to time to think about what I was going to write.
I hope that my turnaround time is as fast as some of the others who interviewed this week.

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:05 pm

sonyco wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
swoonster wrote:does cornell law let students take classes in other colleges? i.e. business school

Yes.

Note that grades do not count toward GPA and you must receive permission/it must be relevant and rigorous.

You can get "permission" for virtually anything, especially in the business school. You can also take language classes and other random undergrad classes if you want. Knew a guy who took an African American history class.

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

Postby swoonster » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Has anyone had luck getting a fee waiver?

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

Postby Lawschool305 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:50 pm

swoonster wrote:Has anyone had luck getting a fee waiver?


I emailed and was able to solicit one.

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

Postby MAPP » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:54 pm

What is the "written portion" of the interview like?

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

Postby swoonster » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:05 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:
swoonster wrote:Has anyone had luck getting a fee waiver?


I emailed and was able to solicit one.


Dang nice! How did you ask you for it? need-based? merit?

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

Postby Lawschool305 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:14 pm

swoonster wrote:
Lawschool305 wrote:
swoonster wrote:Has anyone had luck getting a fee waiver?


I emailed and was able to solicit one.


Dang nice! How did you ask you for it? need-based? merit?


Pm'ed.

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

Postby ReadyToStart » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:22 am

MAPP wrote:What is the "written portion" of the interview like?

I can't speak definitively, but in my interview, the weirder questions generally appeared in the written portion. I had three written questions and was given five minutes to answer each one, with each question alternating between written and video. I didn't really have a problem answering the questions, though I wasn't sure how much I was expected to write, so for one question I ran out of time before I could finish one last sentence.
If you have any more questions feel free to PM me.

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

Postby LawSchoolTitan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:45 am

For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...

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

Postby proteinshake » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:57 am

LawSchoolTitan wrote:For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...

that's fine. that happened to me last year and I still got in.

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

Postby Lawschool305 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:15 pm

LawSchoolTitan wrote:For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...


I interviewed towards the end of last week and feel your pain Titan. You are not the only one!

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

Postby LawSchoolTitan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:27 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:
LawSchoolTitan wrote:For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...


I interviewed towards the end of last week and feel your pain Titan. You are not the only one!


Haha I feel kind of relieved knowing I'm not the only one in this situation right now... Although for my favorite book, I picked a fiction novel, so hopefully they don't judge me for being a nerd!

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

Postby Lawschool305 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:01 pm

LawSchoolTitan wrote:
Lawschool305 wrote:
LawSchoolTitan wrote:For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...


I interviewed towards the end of last week and feel your pain Titan. You are not the only one!


Haha I feel kind of relieved knowing I'm not the only one in this situation right now... Although for my favorite book, I picked a fiction novel, so hopefully they don't judge me for being a nerd!


I did not get favorite book. But got some other funky ones that I could definitely be judged hard for. This interview was definitely unique.

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

Postby amberb94 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:09 pm

LawSchoolTitan wrote:
Lawschool305 wrote:
LawSchoolTitan wrote:For those of you who got accepted, how would you say the quality of your interview was?

I just finished mine and I honestly think I shot myself in the foot... I had 7 questions and on 3 of them I didnt complete my answer...


I interviewed towards the end of last week and feel your pain Titan. You are not the only one!


Haha I feel kind of relieved knowing I'm not the only one in this situation right now... Although for my favorite book, I picked a fiction novel, so hopefully they don't judge me for being a nerd!


I hope they ask me about my favorite book. And I hope they don't judge people who enjoy fiction since my tutorial of choice in Oxford was dystopian literature. Enjoying fiction is just proof that you aren't a robot imo.

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

Postby ohgosh » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:39 pm

I interviewed last week, and my status checker changed to today's date but still says "interview requested" does this mean anything? I'm asking because some other folks on here said that their status checker changed back to under review after they completed their interview?

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

Postby LawSchoolTitan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:49 pm

ohgosh wrote:I interviewed last week, and my status checker changed to today's date but still says "interview requested" does this mean anything? I'm asking because some other folks on here said that their status checker changed back to under review after they completed their interview?


I interviewed this morning and had the same change

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

Postby ohgosh » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:51 pm

LawSchoolTitan wrote:
ohgosh wrote:I interviewed last week, and my status checker changed to today's date but still says "interview requested" does this mean anything? I'm asking because some other folks on here said that their status checker changed back to under review after they completed their interview?


I interviewed this morning and had the same change


Oh great, thanks for clarifying. I'm not sure what this means, but hopefully we'll see some movement over the next week.

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

Postby VA2lawschool » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:14 pm

I originally had "ready for review" for 10/17 then changed to 12/2 but no interview request, anyone know what this means or experience something similar? 

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

Postby AZnative » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:36 pm

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:37 pm

AZnative wrote:
VA2lawschool wrote:I originally had "ready for review" for 10/17 then changed to 12/2 but no interview request, anyone know what this means or experience something similar? 

Same exact situation.


Same. Hoping interview request comes soon. If not, it may not be good news.

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:40 pm

VA2lawschool wrote:I originally had "ready for review" for 10/17 then changed to 12/2 but no interview request, anyone know what this means or experience something similar? 

Same experience, no idea what it means though. My stats are LSAT>>>75th, GPA<25th, complete beginning of October. Others mind sharing their stats?

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

Postby zeglo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:56 pm

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

Postby btruj777 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:58 pm

zeglo wrote:Is it true that Cornell gives 100k merit aid above 75ths? I am a fan. I'd go here over NyU for that kind of money.



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