In decision purgatory... Cornell 'Reserve' List

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Lisa7n99
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Re: In decision purgatory... Cornell 'Reserve' List

Postby Lisa7n99 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:09 pm

lol.

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Postby woopwoop » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:39 pm

getting money after being accepted off reserve: unlikely or no chance in hell?

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Postby fsohn » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:54 pm

woopwoop wrote:getting money after being accepted off reserve: unlikely or no chance in hell?


From what Ive heard, just above no chance in hell. The University's endowment has decreased a good bit this year (ive heard everything from 15% to 30%) and the Law School's endowment (which is separate) doesn't even reach $150M as it is. Combined with the fact that most of the operating budget comes from tuition, and the fact that most (if not all) aid is given out to people who file the financial aid forms before the deadline (you can't if you are on reserve--you'll still be eligible for loans, but that's not too much comfort, I take it), you're unlikely to get any merit aid. That said, I know at least one person (and know of several more) who are paying sticker here at Cornell. It's a big investment, sure, but assuming you do well, and don't mind a couple of years of biglaw purgatory (or our PILIPP, which is fantastic), it's a damn good investment.

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Postby woopwoop » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:55 am

sorry - PILIPP?

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Postby ESSon86 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:16 am

Curious - did everyone who's on reserve find out via mail, or did your status change online?

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Postby djh » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:23 am

On reserve too. The way I figure, it wont hurt to stay on until a decision is granted. Put a deposit down on the school you would attend if rejected at Cornell and wait it out. If you do get in and decide to lose your deposit, what's $500 considering what we're going to pay for Cornell?

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Postby fsohn » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:58 am

woopwoop wrote:sorry - PILIPP?


PILIPP = public interest low income protection program. More info here: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... etails.cfm

Long story short, Cornell will cover a percentage of your loans if you work in a public interest field, based on the amount of money you make, and the amount thereof you are expected to contribute towards your loans. The Financial aid folks call it a back-end scholarship.

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Postby kbigs » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:05 pm

Reserve here, too. Looks like it's longer than a long shot. Good luck to everyone.

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Postby narfkarta » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:09 pm

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Postby kbigs » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:14 pm

narfkarta wrote:Just out of curiosity, what steps have u gys been taking to try to get off the reserve? loci, rec letters , etc ?


Those are the measures I'm taking. Anyone have any idea as to how to proceed with LORs? Should we forward the one's we have on file with LSAC, or now that we're on reserve can we have an employer recommender send them directly to the admissions office?

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Postby narfkarta » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:16 pm

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Re: In decision purgatory... Cornell 'Reserve' List

Postby animalcrkrs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 am

Any movement on this 'reserve' 'reserve' group?

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Postby Lisa7n99 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:36 pm

Nothing here. Just send a second LOCI. i think i may call in a few weeks to see how they're yield is holding up to see how much of a chance there really is at this point. good luck to you and everyone else who's holding out hope.

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Postby MissMaroon » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:52 pm

animalcrkrs wrote:Any movement on this 'reserve' 'reserve' group?


Reserve reserve?! What's that? I'm on reserve, so am I totally screwed? haha

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Postby animalcrkrs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:27 pm

Ha, no, I meant that when I posted this thread originally, I had been put on reserve from EA, then told a few weeks ago that I was STILL on reserve and would be re-reviewed in May. Hence, 'reserve' 'reserve' ;)

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Postby jrod » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:38 pm

I was just put on reserve...

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Postby oteezy03 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:40 pm

jrod wrote:I was just put on reserve...


how did you find out?

i'm wondering because i just went to decision today, but haven't gotten phone call - :(

def not an acceptance, right?

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Postby animalcrkrs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:40 pm

I'm confused. My letter looked like another 'reserve'= hold letter, not a waitlist letter.
Is 'reserve' at this point waitlist for Cornell?

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Postby MissMaroon » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:41 pm

animalcrkrs wrote:Ha, no, I meant that when I posted this thread originally, I had been put on reserve from EA, then told a few weeks ago that I was STILL on reserve and would be re-reviewed in May. Hence, 'reserve' 'reserve' ;)


Ohhhhh. Ouch. I wonder if they're actually going to re-review us... We shall see.

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Postby kbigs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:34 pm

animalcrkrs wrote:I'm confused. My letter looked like another 'reserve'= hold letter, not a waitlist letter.
Is 'reserve' at this point waitlist for Cornell?


When I called a few weeks back I was told it was not a waitlist. They have sent out acceptances, denials and waitlists, and still have spots open. I was told they will be making another round of decisions sometime in may, at which point those who received the "reserve" letter will either be accepted, denied, or placed on the real waitlist.

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Postby animalcrkrs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:35 pm

kbigs wrote:
animalcrkrs wrote:I'm confused. My letter looked like another 'reserve'= hold letter, not a waitlist letter.
Is 'reserve' at this point waitlist for Cornell?


When I called a few weeks back I was told it was not a waitlist. They have sent out acceptances, denials and waitlists, and still have spots open. I was told they will be making another round of decisions sometime in may, at which point those who received the "reserve" letter will either be accepted, denied, or placed on the real waitlist.


FAN-TAS-TIC :roll: lol
thanks for the info kbigs

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Postby kbigs » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:39 pm

animalcrkrs wrote:
kbigs wrote:
animalcrkrs wrote:I'm confused. My letter looked like another 'reserve'= hold letter, not a waitlist letter.
Is 'reserve' at this point waitlist for Cornell?


When I called a few weeks back I was told it was not a waitlist. They have sent out acceptances, denials and waitlists, and still have spots open. I was told they will be making another round of decisions sometime in may, at which point those who received the "reserve" letter will either be accepted, denied, or placed on the real waitlist.


FAN-TAS-TIC :roll: lol
thanks for the info kbigs


no problem. keep hope alive!

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Postby thrillhouse » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 pm

I withdrew today. I hope that helps one of you.

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Postby jigga-hjalmar » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:04 pm

I've withdrawn. No sense in hanging out in purgatory hoping to get into hell.

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Postby altamira » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:23 pm

thrillhouse wrote:I withdrew today. I hope that helps one of you.


I also withdrew late last week. While AdComms make decisions anticipating such attrition, genuine seats may still be open or will open up in the coming weeks. I'm sure some of you will get in. Good luck!!!!!!




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