Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

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If admitted, would you pay sticker?

YES
51
19%
NO
162
59%
Ehhhh idk
61
22%
 
Total votes: 274

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

Postby ToddCraines » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:40 pm

barcafan202 wrote:
ToddCraines wrote:Finally did my interview and actually thought their questions were pretty fun!


Was it a Skype interview or you visited?


I had the online one !

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

Postby Intro-gamer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Just submitted my interview (9th day :oops:). I feel pretty confident about my interview but not sure how much it actually matters. Literally sent it in a few hours ago and now I’m agonizing :cry:.

Does anyone have any idea how big of a deal being requested to interview is for Cornell (like does getting a request indicate a strong chance of acceptance, assuming you don’t self-destruct in the interview)?

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

Postby uhwrestler » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Intro-gamer wrote:Just submitted my interview (9th day :oops:). I feel pretty confident about my interview but not sure how much it actually matters. Literally sent it in a few hours ago and now I’m agonizing :cry:.

Does anyone have any idea how big of a deal being requested to interview is for Cornell (like does getting a request indicate a strong chance of acceptance, assuming you don’t self-destruct in the interview)?


everyone who gets accepted is interviewed but a lot of ppl interviewed get waitlisted or rejected.... it's definitely a good sign but not a guarantee

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

Postby Intro-gamer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:01 pm

uhwrestler wrote:
Intro-gamer wrote:Just submitted my interview (9th day :oops:). I feel pretty confident about my interview but not sure how much it actually matters. Literally sent it in a few hours ago and now I’m agonizing :cry:.

Does anyone have any idea how big of a deal being requested to interview is for Cornell (like does getting a request indicate a strong chance of acceptance, assuming you don’t self-destruct in the interview)?


everyone who gets accepted is interviewed but a lot of ppl interviewed get waitlisted or rejected.... it's definitely a good sign but not a guarantee


Thanks for the info! Now I have to figure out how to not think about this for however long it takes to get a decision :( :lol:

latinxlawschool2020
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby latinxlawschool2020 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:27 pm

Intro-gamer wrote:
uhwrestler wrote:
Intro-gamer wrote:Just submitted my interview (9th day :oops:). I feel pretty confident about my interview but not sure how much it actually matters. Literally sent it in a few hours ago and now I’m agonizing :cry:.

Does anyone have any idea how big of a deal being requested to interview is for Cornell (like does getting a request indicate a strong chance of acceptance, assuming you don’t self-destruct in the interview)?


everyone who gets accepted is interviewed but a lot of ppl interviewed get waitlisted or rejected.... it's definitely a good sign but not a guarantee


Thanks for the info! Now I have to figure out how to not think about this for however long it takes to get a decision :( :lol:


Ahhhh almost forgot with the holidays, so nervous . Tomorrow wold 10 days since I got the email,i guess ill be fine as long as I do it tomorrow.

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

Postby #gobroncos » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:32 pm

Intro-gamer wrote:Just submitted my interview (9th day :oops:). I feel pretty confident about my interview but not sure how much it actually matters. Literally sent it in a few hours ago and now I’m agonizing :cry:.

Does anyone have any idea how big of a deal being requested to interview is for Cornell (like does getting a request indicate a strong chance of acceptance, assuming you don’t self-destruct in the interview)?


I interviewed and think I did okay, but not great - it was definitely my most awkward interview of the cycle. I got waitlisted (or “reserve”) in spite of, or maybe because of, the fact that I’m above both 75ths. Anyways, no guarantees with the interview. But if you rock it and are genuinely interested in Cornell, I bet you’ll get it!

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

Postby dietcoked » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:51 am

Thankful for Cornell's 1000 character "Why X" limit. I've been writing dissertations this week.

steadfastness11
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby steadfastness11 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:07 am

How does scholly work for Cornell?

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm

Just did my interview for Cornell... While I didn't hate it completely, it was definitely weird and I'm not sure how well I did at all. Not a fan of Kira haha

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

Postby Ntp73821 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:10 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:Just did my interview for Cornell... While I didn't hate it completely, it was definitely weird and I'm not sure how well I did at all. Not a fan of Kira haha

I’m sure you killed it!!

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

Postby AMcJV12 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:25 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:Just did my interview for Cornell... While I didn't hate it completely, it was definitely weird and I'm not sure how well I did at all. Not a fan of Kira haha


Did mine yesterday (late at night, hopefully they won't judge). The format definitely felt very odd; I would have preferred an in-person interview. I think a lot of people are uncomfortable with Kira, though, so I hope the adcomm will be sympathetic.

LA13
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby LA13 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:39 pm

Got Interview Request 12/18, completed interview 12/27. Is that bad? Still no update on status checker. I was nervous so I kept putting it off. I’m not very optimistic since my stats aren’t high but happy I’m being considered at least.

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Ntp73821
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Ntp73821 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:47 pm

LA13 wrote:Got Interview Request 12/18, completed interview 12/27. Is that bad? Still no update on status checker. I was nervous so I kept putting it off. I’m not very optimistic since my stats aren’t high but happy I’m being considered at least.

No, I did my interview on day 9 and it wasn't a problem. Your status checker hasn't updated because they're closed for holiday. Director of admissions told me they'd be back January 2nd, so I wouldn't expect a status update until then.

ralph2018
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby ralph2018 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 pm

Just being completely OCD--the "practice" interview questions on the Kira platform are the questions we'll receive in the actual recorded interview, and not just practice for using the platform?

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

Postby wmbuff » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:18 pm

ralph2018 wrote:Just being completely OCD--the "practice" interview questions on the Kira platform are the questions we'll receive in the actual recorded interview, and not just practice for using the platform?


Based on what I've seen from other Kira interviews, no, they're different questions. Cornell specifically asks folks not to share interview questions, but there are some in last year's thread, around page 40, which have been confirmed to be useful.

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blackmamba8
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby blackmamba8 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:48 pm

ralph2018 wrote:Just being completely OCD--the "practice" interview questions on the Kira platform are the questions we'll receive in the actual recorded interview, and not just practice for using the platform?

My practice questions were completely different from the real ones. I ignored the practice questions and used that time to get used to the format and practice my answers for questions on that list.

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 pm

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

Postby OrangeMarmalade » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:34 pm

Just finished the interview. Personally I didn't find the format awkward. I highly suggest that you practice with timed video recordings of yourself answering the list of questions from last year's cornell posts, to get used to looking at yourself answering the question.

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

Postby magic » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Checking in, finally submitted :) Received a fee waiver after the Dec. LSAT and really hopeful about this one!

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blackmamba8
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby blackmamba8 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:44 pm

For the scholarship form I can't decide if I should check both merit and merit/need, or just merit. I highly doubt that I'd get any need aid, but ya never know. If I check both would that affect any potential merit aid?

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

Postby wmbuff » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:49 pm

Dinged. Kind of expected it, and at least they didn't drag it out.

jjs671
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby jjs671 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:01 pm

wmbuff wrote:Dinged. Kind of expected it, and at least they didn't drag it out.


Sorry to hear this :( how were you notified?

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

Postby wmbuff » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:03 pm

jjs671 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:Dinged. Kind of expected it, and at least they didn't drag it out.


Sorry to hear this :( how were you notified?


A rather nice email that included information about applying to transfer.

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

Postby ltepen » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:08 pm

wmbuff wrote:
jjs671 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:Dinged. Kind of expected it, and at least they didn't drag it out.


Sorry to hear this :( how were you notified?


A rather nice email that included information about applying to transfer.

Also dinged today. Had to laugh at the transfer information. Basically them saying, "Hey, we don't like you this year. Maybe we still won't like you in a year! Also, just because we don't like you doesn't mean we don't think you'll succeed.

181plz
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby 181plz » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:12 pm

Dinged as well. Getting nervous, 0/2 at t13 so far




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