Lisa7n99 wrote:i'm hoping for a wait list, but with all sincerity, wish you guys luck. whoever gets in deserves it that's for sure.
i plan on working another year and reapplying next year if i do not get in and blanketing the top schools that fit me. here's a topic for conversation: do you think making the wait list this year would help your chances next year? or would you essentially be starting over with no particular advantage? all i know for next year is that I am NOT applying ED no matter how impatient i am. i'm also spending this summer on LSAT prep and hoping for even a slight increase in score next year.
I don't see how it could hurt, but it's unclear what potential value it would have. I think it would show that you're very much committed to Cornell or at the very least challenging yourself by attending a top institution, and if your LSAT did increase I think it would show that you're not willing to settle, but rather you're determined to work hard and better yourself. In that sense, I can see it being a character booster, in which case, be sure to do the "Why Cornell" essay. Other than that though, I don't think it necessarily gives you a leg up; I certainly don't think there's a pile of "past WL'ers that get preferential treatment."