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js87
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Cornell waiting room

Postby js87 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:26 pm

Haven't seen a thread for Cornell yet, so here we go. Good luck to everyone. Anyone hear anything yet? Anyone under review according to their status checker?



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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tintin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:12 pm

holler. my app has been "ready for review" for about forever. EA though so should be hearing a decision by december!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby js87 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:29 am

tintin wrote:holler. my app has been "ready for review" for about forever. EA though so should be hearing a decision by december!


Good luck! I applied EA too. Is there any reason NOT to apply EA, since it's non-binding? I don't know why anybody would apply RD if they're early enough to do EA, unless I'm missing something.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Dany » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:33 am

js87 wrote:Haven't seen a thread for Cornell yet, so here we go. Good luck to everyone. Anyone hear anything yet? Anyone under review according to their status checker?



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A little off-topic, but wow, is Cornell beautiful or what? Nice picture. Good luck to all the applicants this cycle: I'll be in your shoes next fall. :)

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:36 am

Just submitted my application tonight for EA. A Cornell acceptance would be a great Christmas present.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tamlyric » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:36 am

eskimo wrote:
js87 wrote:Haven't seen a thread for Cornell yet, so here we go. Good luck to everyone. Anyone hear anything yet? Anyone under review according to their status checker?



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A little off-topic, but wow, is Cornell beautiful or what? Nice picture. Good luck to all the applicants this cycle: I'll be in your shoes next fall. :)


Hear, hear! :D

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Veritas » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:39 am

hey! I'm EA too, I really <3 Cornell

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tamlyric » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:41 am

I don't suppose anyone here has heard about people who took the Sept 2009 LSAT receiving Cornell fee waivers yet?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:41 am

Submitted on Friday and got the email today saying my app has been received. Applied EA as well. If I get dinged from Chicago this would be a nice consolation.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby dakatz » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 am

One of my top choices. Submitted my app on the 17th. They have me listed as "applied" so I guess they are still waiting on the LSDAS materials.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby elevatorlove » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:59 am

hey all. applied EA tonight. good luck to everyone!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby monkey85 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:01 am

I'll join this waiting room. I like the decor.

Just created my "status checker" user id and password. I opted against using "monkey85" as my user id.

Good luck everyone! I think Ithaca would be awesome.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby protokurios » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:20 am

EA complete. I shall join the waiting.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby crackberry » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:36 am

protokurios wrote:EA complete. I shall join the waiting.

+1. Pretty sure I won't end up in Ithaca, but you never know...

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby clint4law » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:42 am

did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby crackberry » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:15 am

clint4law wrote:did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?

No. I filled in the three lines provided on the application itself but did not write a separate essay.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby vasiok » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:39 am

tintin wrote:holler. my app has been "ready for review" for about forever. EA though so should be hearing a decision by december!


+1


There is about 5% chance of me getting an acceptance at this stage, but you never know :shock:

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby LSATfromNC » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:44 am

crackberry wrote:
clint4law wrote:did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?

No. I filled in the three lines provided on the application itself but did not write a separate essay.


I submitted 3/4 page attachment, I'm bad, but probably not getting in anyway.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:19 am

Another Cornell ED candidate, checking in.

Just submitted, although LSDAS is holding me up with slow transcript processing. I see no reason why I shouldn't be complete by the 15th, however.

Incidentally, I know that general admissions are rolling -- is the same true of EA and ED? That is to say, will someone who submitted their app on September 1st have an advantage over us end-of-monthers?

For what it's worth, CU is a legitimate reach for me, but not totally out of my grasp; a letter of admission from Cornell would be a wonderful Christmas gift.

Here's hoping we all have a chance to matriculate "far above Cayuga's waters" next fall.
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:24 am

clint4law wrote:did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?


I thought about it, but between several transcripts, multiple addendums, etc., my file's going to be thick enough as it is. The admissions officers have enough to read from me; I don't want to put them in a foul mood with superfluous materials.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:26 am

boo_pragmatism wrote:
clint4law wrote:did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?

Yep, one page. EA as well, so we'll see.


Boo_Pragmatism, I really hope you have no problems getting in; if they give you a hard time, that means I'm totally screwed.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tintin » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:43 am

I wrote a "why cornell" essay, one page. I hope my enthusiasm came through, I would be stoked on cornell!!!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:46 am

boo_pragmatism wrote:
Jacques wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:
clint4law wrote:did you guys write a "why cornell" essay?

Yep, one page. EA as well, so we'll see.


Boo_Pragmatism, I really hope you have no problems getting in; if they give you a hard time, that means I'm totally screwed.

One can only hope. However, given the fact that your username just oozes machismo, I think Cornell would be downright mad not to admit you. Good luck, but I'm sure you won't need it.


Thank you, that's awfully kind. With your numbers and background, I'd be surprised if you were anything less than a lock. Here's hoping lady fortune smiles down on both of us.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:49 am

Incidentally, and I apologize if this is a silly question, but what have people titled their "Why X" letters?

At the top of each letter I'm sending in to schools, I'm listing my name, LSAC # and a generalized title for the file (Personal Statement, Academic Addendum, etc.).

Is it acceptable to call "Why X" letters, for example, "Why Cornell?" I'm looking for something a little more artful. Sorry for the silly question, but any serious input would be appreciated, as a few schools (UCI, etc.) require such submissions.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jacques » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:00 am

boo_pragmatism wrote:
Jacques wrote:Thank you, that's awfully kind. With your numbers and background, I'd be surprised if you were anything less than a lock. Here's hoping lady fortune smiles down on both of us.
+1 to that.

As to your question regarding the Why X, I just simply titled it "Why Cornell." Maybe not artful, but direct. I think an adcomm might appreciate the direct approach when inundated with applications.


I think you have an excellent point there -- application materials should be direct, and never more so than with institution-specific documents. Simply writing "Why X" at the top of the page fits that bill. You've sold me.




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