In decision purgatory... Cornell 'Reserve' List

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

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:09 am

MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?

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Postby sentinal5656 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:55 am

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?



Exactly. Its a 4 hour drive. But its probably worth it...

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

Postby Ali » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:56 am

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?


lol...I hate the call waiting feature on my cell, it can be annoying sometimes...the beeping sound while on an important call.

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Postby sentinal5656 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:43 pm

Ali wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?


lol...I hate the call waiting feature on my cell, it can be annoying sometimes...the beeping sound while on an important call.



+1. I really hate that too....

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Postby narfkarta » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:12 pm

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Postby joebucket » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:40 pm

narfkarta wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?



you were talking about the day you lost your virginity. but it's not very different from talking to cornell



Um....

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Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:41 pm

joebucket wrote:
narfkarta wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:Also, how does the whole interview process work? My letter didn't mention it... Should I just call and ask about it? I'd aboslutely love to do one via phone but I'm not about to trek to Ithaca, NY for something that's probably a lost cause...


phone interviews? all those awkward pauses, trying to decide who goes first, whose 'turn' it is, worrrrying about your mom walking in in the middle of it all....wait, what was I talking about?



you were talking about the day you lost your virginity. but it's not very different from talking to cornell



Um....


he's either extremely dense or seriously dead-pan. i'm guessing the latter.

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

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:45 pm

and my status checker finally goes from Decision to Complete.

Reserve----> ?

Good times.

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Postby tvaddicted » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:05 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:and my status checker finally goes from Decision to Complete.

Reserve----> ?

Good times.


Mine is still at decision from March...ugh I just want this to be over already.

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Postby MissMaroon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:51 pm

tvaddicted wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:and my status checker finally goes from Decision to Complete.

Reserve----> ?

Good times.


Mine is still at decision from March...ugh I just want this to be over already.


Just so you know... IT WILL NEVER END. We will all be placed on an even more special waitlist again mid-October, placed on Second Reserve around December, and then our status checkers will return to "applied" next March, at which time we will be asked to submit additional letters of recommendation from law school professors at our second choice schools, followed by an optional waitlist obstacle course held in Antarctica mid-June to gauge our interest. And then the lucky few of us who are deemed worthy will be waitlisted again and told not to call them because they'll call us. Those who do get offered admission after 3 more months of review will only be offered a 6-year deferral and no scholarship money.

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

Postby tvaddicted » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:00 pm

MissMaroon wrote:
tvaddicted wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:and my status checker finally goes from Decision to Complete.

Reserve----> ?

Good times.


Mine is still at decision from March...ugh I just want this to be over already.


Just so you know... IT WILL NEVER END. We will all be placed on an even more special waitlist again mid-October, placed on Second Reserve around December, and then our status checkers will return to "applied" next March, at which time we will be asked to submit additional letters of recommendation from law school professors at our second choice schools, followed by an optional waitlist obstacle course held in Antarctica mid-June to gauge our interest. And then the lucky few of us who are deemed worthy will be waitlisted again and told not to call them because they'll call us. Those who do get offered admission after 3 more months of review will only be offered a 6-year deferral and no scholarship money.


LOOLLL, ur probably right. :lol:

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

Postby booker09 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:58 am

i got a letter in the mail telling me i've been moved to their waitlist. (so i went from Reserve --> WL)

uh... yeah. anyone else get this? this is srsly decision purgatory

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Postby let/them/eat/cake » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:02 am

booker09 wrote:i got a letter in the mail telling me i've been moved to their waitlist. (so i went from Reserve --> WL)

uh... yeah. anyone else get this? this is srsly decision purgatory


yeah we got a new thread for that. conveniently searchable by the old standby "purgatory". "deux" will also probably get the job done.

i'm done with this thread. moving onto bigger and better things. reserve is so last week.

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Postby tvaddicted » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:24 pm

booker09 wrote:i got a letter in the mail telling me i've been moved to their waitlist. (so i went from Reserve --> WL)

uh... yeah. anyone else get this? this is srsly decision purgatory


did your status checker change at all?

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Postby narfkarta » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:10 pm

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

Postby tothetop » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:41 pm

is anyone who is on reserve still waiting for an update or has everyone received either waitlist/reject?

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Postby sba314 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:44 pm

lol i finally got a waitlist letter, i had totally forgotten that my cycle wasn't technically over yet

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Postby let/them/eat/cake » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:45 pm

sba314 wrote:lol i finally got a waitlist letter, i had totally forgotten that my cycle wasn't technically over yet


is it technically over now or are you staying on the waitlist?

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Postby tvaddicted » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:47 pm

tothetop wrote:is anyone who is on reserve still waiting for an update or has everyone received either waitlist/reject?


I am still waiting for an update and my status checker hasn't changed yet.

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Postby sba314 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:10 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
sba314 wrote:lol i finally got a waitlist letter, i had totally forgotten that my cycle wasn't technically over yet


is it technically over now or are you staying on the waitlist?

yep cornell was the last school i had yet to hear from. not staying on; i'm already set on another school i like better 8)

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Postby cougarlive » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:24 pm

tvaddicted wrote:
tothetop wrote:is anyone who is on reserve still waiting for an update or has everyone received either waitlist/reject?


I am still waiting for an update and my status checker hasn't changed yet.



I spent the last month off the law school grid (i.e. not compulsively checking tls and lsn)--and it turns out I am one of the few whose decision went from decision (reserve) to complete (with my
old complete date). I guess I'll call tomorrow and figure out where I'm at and whether or not to bother with LOCI #3.

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Postby m_habib » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:26 am

As of Tuesday, June 23 my online status checker has gone to "Decision" again... No phone call :(

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Postby DaveDude » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:16 am

tothetop wrote:is anyone who is on reserve still waiting for an update or has everyone received either waitlist/reject?


Here. There must be at least a couple of us. Admissions tells me to expect an updated decision by middle or end of next week.

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

Postby microoli » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:41 am

WAAAAIIIIIITTTTTLIIIIIISSSSSST. They don't know how many are on the waitlist or how many spots may become available. Things change so much, you know?

I want Cornell so bad, but I'm missing out on all the sweet leases. Tough call. Not tough enough to withdraw, though.

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

Postby tvaddicted » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:58 am

I just looked at the facebook group and it dropped from 153 to 150...i dont know if this means anything for us....




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