Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

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If admitted, would you pay sticker?

YES
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NO
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58%
Ehhhh idk
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22%
 
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:03 am

Lavitz wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. Just curious, did you write a Why Cornell or anything of the sort?

Cornell has a new dean, right? I wonder if the new dean is looking for things that we don't know about yet.

I didn’t write a separate why Cornell because I thought the one question they asked about it on the app was sufficient.

It very well could be the new dean wants to look more at personal fit like Berkley does, but I’m not sure if Cornell is in the position to do that and maintain their medians. It’s probably more likely that I just screwed up a section of the app or my PS in particular really rubbed someone the wrong way (it has political aspects and while UVA and WUSTL said they loved it, I could see it not receiving the best response).

This is Dean Ingram's third year on the job, so unless I missed something, there's no new dean. Also, Cornell went through this same pattern last year, rejecting a bunch of candidates even though they had numbers just above both 75ths, and they still maintained medians. Whether it's more YP or fit in any particular case is anybody's guess, but it's what they've been doing, so it shouldn't be too surprising.

Reading between the lines here, if your PS reveals anything resembling conservative political views, I wouldn't be surprised that UVA and WUSTL would love it, whereas other schools may not. Still, as far as I can tell, in the two years since Dean Ingram has been on the job, FedSoc has been resurgent at Cornell, with more conservative/libertarian students than in the past, so I assume admissions is not exactly screening out these applicants. FWIW, 5 years later, I still think my PS may have caused me to underperform even without any political references, so it could be that, but who knows. Whatever it was, sorry to hear about your rejection. It seems like you have good options already, so I wouldn't worry too much about the PS at this point.



LOLL okay this is deff not true. IF anything they WANT Republican/libertarian students because of a lack of political diversity. I slipped in being a republican in my PS and my cycle hasn't turned any unexpected turns yet...

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby chargers21 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:34 am

Wow, can't believe Slippin Jimmy didn't at least get waitlisted. That's the usual protocol for YP

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Lavitz » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:00 am

jimmyplayer601 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. Just curious, did you write a Why Cornell or anything of the sort?

Cornell has a new dean, right? I wonder if the new dean is looking for things that we don't know about yet.

I didn’t write a separate why Cornell because I thought the one question they asked about it on the app was sufficient.

It very well could be the new dean wants to look more at personal fit like Berkley does, but I’m not sure if Cornell is in the position to do that and maintain their medians. It’s probably more likely that I just screwed up a section of the app or my PS in particular really rubbed someone the wrong way (it has political aspects and while UVA and WUSTL said they loved it, I could see it not receiving the best response).

This is Dean Ingram's third year on the job, so unless I missed something, there's no new dean. Also, Cornell went through this same pattern last year, rejecting a bunch of candidates even though they had numbers just above both 75ths, and they still maintained medians. Whether it's more YP or fit in any particular case is anybody's guess, but it's what they've been doing, so it shouldn't be too surprising.

Reading between the lines here, if your PS reveals anything resembling conservative political views, I wouldn't be surprised that UVA and WUSTL would love it, whereas other schools may not. Still, as far as I can tell, in the two years since Dean Ingram has been on the job, FedSoc has been resurgent at Cornell, with more conservative/libertarian students than in the past, so I assume admissions is not exactly screening out these applicants. FWIW, 5 years later, I still think my PS may have caused me to underperform even without any political references, so it could be that, but who knows. Whatever it was, sorry to hear about your rejection. It seems like you have good options already, so I wouldn't worry too much about the PS at this point.



LOLL okay this is deff not true. IF anything they WANT Republican/libertarian students because of a lack of political diversity. I slipped in being a republican in my PS and my cycle hasn't turned any unexpected turns yet...

Cool story, bro. Glad you know for a fact what every single admissions officer wants, whereas my only assertion was that I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned some people off but not to worry about it.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:52 pm

How long do people stay in the "ready for review" state?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:49 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. Just curious, did you write a Why Cornell or anything of the sort?

Cornell has a new dean, right? I wonder if the new dean is looking for things that we don't know about yet.

I didn’t write a separate why Cornell because I thought the one question they asked about it on the app was sufficient.

It very well could be the new dean wants to look more at personal fit like Berkley does, but I’m not sure if Cornell is in the position to do that and maintain their medians. It’s probably more likely that I just screwed up a section of the app or my PS in particular really rubbed someone the wrong way (it has political aspects and while UVA and WUSTL said they loved it, I could see it not receiving the best response).

This is Dean Ingram's third year on the job, so unless I missed something, there's no new dean. Also, Cornell went through this same pattern last year, rejecting a bunch of candidates even though they had numbers just above both 75ths, and they still maintained medians. Whether it's more YP or fit in any particular case is anybody's guess, but it's what they've been doing, so it shouldn't be too surprising.

Reading between the lines here, if your PS reveals anything resembling conservative political views, I wouldn't be surprised that UVA and WUSTL would love it, whereas other schools may not. Still, as far as I can tell, in the two years since Dean Ingram has been on the job, FedSoc has been resurgent at Cornell, with more conservative/libertarian students than in the past, so I assume admissions is not exactly screening out these applicants. FWIW, 5 years later, I still think my PS may have caused me to underperform even without any political references, so it could be that, but who knows. Whatever it was, sorry to hear about your rejection. It seems like you have good options already, so I wouldn't worry too much about the PS at this point.



LOLL okay this is deff not true. IF anything they WANT Republican/libertarian students because of a lack of political diversity. I slipped in being a republican in my PS and my cycle hasn't turned any unexpected turns yet...



Do not question the Lavitz, bro.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby GotLost » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:15 pm

Just got an interview request via status checker! Should be a good sign, right?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:20 pm

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:27 pm

Platopus wrote:
GotLost wrote:Just got an interview request via status checker! Should be a good sign, right?


Same, good looking out! I'm assuming its a good sign, especially since there was already a small ding wave


Same. The dreaded "online interview." Gonna have to practice!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:32 pm

Got the online status checker interview request!

Is there a thread talking about how to dominate the interview?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 pm

Interview requested here too!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:36 pm

principalagent wrote:Interview requested here too!


Same!

Question - is this interview skype based or another online platform because Skype won't work on my computer anymore :/

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby GotLost » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:38 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
principalagent wrote:Interview requested here too!


Same!

Question - is this interview skype based or another online platform because Skype won't work on my computer anymore :/


It's Kira Talent, the same platform used for the Northwestern online interview if you had that.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby GotLost » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:38 pm

AaronCarter wrote:Got the online status checker interview request!

Is there a thread talking about how to dominate the interview?


+1

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:40 pm

+1 for the interview

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby jintaik89 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 pm

:D :D
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Ntp73821 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 pm

For those of you who got interview requests:
Did you go straight from ready for review to the interview request or was there something in between?
Also, when did you go complete?
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby chargers21 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:58 pm

Platopus wrote:
GotLost wrote:Just got an interview request via status checker! Should be a good sign, right?


Same, good looking out! I'm assuming its a good sign, especially since there was already a small ding wave

Same interview format as Northwestern and "voluntary"

It's a good sign, and very much not voluntary lol. Congrats to everyone!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:03 pm

GotLost wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
principalagent wrote:Interview requested here too!


Same!

Question - is this interview skype based or another online platform because Skype won't work on my computer anymore :/


It's Kira Talent, the same platform used for the Northwestern online interview if you had that.


Interviewed in person at Northwestern so not familiar with the online interview. I'm going to read that answer as it's different. Thank you!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:39 pm

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby GotLost » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:46 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:For those of you who got interview requests:
Did you go straight from ready for review to the interview request or was there something in between?
Also, when did you go complete?


I went straight from ready to review to the interview request. I don't remember exactly when I went complete

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby ATXStudent » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:18 pm

For those that have heard back, when did you go complete?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:23 pm

For the ones that got an interview request, have you received the registration email? Or were we supposed to reply to the request before we get the registration email?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:32 pm

38981928 wrote:For the ones that got an interview request, have you received the registration email? Or were we supposed to reply to the request before we get the registration email?


I got my registration just minutes after.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:42 pm

Does anyone know how soon after you submit your interview they make a decision? Based off of previous years data

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby chargers21 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:39 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:Does anyone know how soon after you submit your interview they make a decision? Based off of previous years data

It depends, but it can be very fast. Like within 24 hours



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