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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:03 pm

So you're saying there's a chance...

I went DR 12/14, but I'm away on vacation. I didn't get an email, but apparently some people were accepted via snail mail only?

I'm definitely not getting my hopes up, but not getting an email is not an auto-deferral/rejection, correct?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Dignan » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:17 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:So you're saying there's a chance...

I went DR 12/14, but I'm away on vacation. I didn't get an email, but apparently some people were accepted via snail mail only?

I'm definitely not getting my hopes up, but not getting an email is not an auto-deferral/rejection, correct?

Correct. I was DR 12/14 and I never got an email. I got my acceptance letter, which included a note about being under consideration for the Dean's scholarship, in the mail yesterday. I wouldn't read anything into the fact that you don't have an email.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby cavaliers23 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:31 pm

any others EAC 11/05 out there? i can't tell if it's a good/bad thing or meaningless that I'm still not DR ...

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby CyLaw » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Are they still sending out emails? I have DR as of today, but no email. Rejection?


Good luck. I think the emails were mostly in giant waves, so I would not worry about the email. Don't worry about it over the weekend, just relax then call first thing monday. I hope that it is the answer you want (and by that I of course mean accepted with scholarship consideration).

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:55 pm

CyLaw wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are they still sending out emails? I have DR as of today, but no email. Rejection?


Good luck. I think the emails were mostly in giant waves, so I would not worry about the email. Don't worry about it over the weekend, just relax then call first thing monday. I hope that it is the answer you want (and by that I of course mean accepted with scholarship consideration).


If their mass mailer server application is as shittily implemented as the one I implement at my job I may still get that email. I'm not too worried, I never really figured I had a shot at Cornell so I'm expecting the worst.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby NayBoer » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:00 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Are they still sending out emails? I have DR as of today, but no email. Rejection?
Good luck. If you're out, then I'm definitely screwed.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:07 pm

NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are they still sending out emails? I have DR as of today, but no email. Rejection?
Good luck. If you're out, then I'm definitely screwed.


Not necessarily. I rushed my Cornell app. I didn't have two academic letters of rec, and my why Cornell question on the app was pretty much, "I like Ithaca, your school rocks."

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jocelyne » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:11 pm

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby CyLaw » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:12 pm

jocelyne wrote:anyone know why they are doing some email and some mail (initial notification)? Is it based on the type (read: quality) of applicant you are?


I think the email thing is something new they are trying.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby NayBoer » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are they still sending out emails? I have DR as of today, but no email. Rejection?
Good luck. If you're out, then I'm definitely screwed.


Not necessarily. I rushed my Cornell app. I didn't have two academic letters of rec, and my why Cornell question on the app was pretty much, "I like Ithaca, your school rocks."
I also didn't have 2 academic LORs. But my last UG class was five years ago, so I think work-based LORs are better for adcom purposes anyway. And I wrote a separate Why Cornell, but from the reactions in this thread that ranges somewhere between 'entirely not helpful' to 'deeply antagonistic towards adcoms.'

About the only way my position is stronger than yours is that, with 2 weaker numbers, I'm less likely to jump Cornell's ship with a better offer. But somehow I don't think anybody under 3.0 gets much hassle from YP.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby NayBoer » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:27 pm

jocelyne wrote:anyone know why they are doing some email and some mail (initial notification)? Is it based on the type (read: quality) of applicant you are?
Maybe it's random based on office preference, maybe they are changing policies mid-stream, and maybe it's part of a nefarious plot to confound our neurotic and obsessive attempts to crack the code.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby wackjickham » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:27 pm

For those still waiting, feel free to jump on board my theory which is that they won't be cold-hearted enough to send out rejections the week before Christmas.

Also, feel free to ignore this post if it turns out I'm wrong.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby NayBoer » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:34 pm

wackjickham wrote:For those still waiting, feel free to jump on board my theory which is that they won't be cold-hearted enough to send out rejections the week before Christmas.

Also, feel free to ignore this post if it turns out I'm wrong.
They also said that everyone will be DR by Xmas. The only way to do both those things is to accept or defer everyone from this point on.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:51 pm

wackjickham wrote:For those still waiting, feel free to jump on board my theory which is that they won't be cold-hearted enough to send out rejections the week before Christmas.

Also, feel free to ignore this post if it turns out I'm wrong.


looks like last option is to call in to find out.

(based on last week's monday decisions appearing EARLY AM Thursday)

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:52 pm

NayBoer wrote:
wackjickham wrote:For those still waiting, feel free to jump on board my theory which is that they won't be cold-hearted enough to send out rejections the week before Christmas.

Also, feel free to ignore this post if it turns out I'm wrong.
They also said that everyone will be DR by Xmas. The only way to do both those things is to accept or defer everyone from this point on.


How is that the only way?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby wackjickham » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:54 pm

If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:55 pm

wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.



McNulty would call, and then just show up at Christmas drunk.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:00 pm

wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.


That's why it could be MUCH longer to hear about it (possibly even into early January for EA). Their office will most likely be closed for a few days for the holidays.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.



McNulty would call, and then just show up at Christmas drunk.


Are you calling Monday?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby daniel5215 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:02 pm

hv1 wrote:
wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.


That's why it could be MUCH longer to hear about it (possibly even into early January for EA). Their office will most likely be closed for a few days for the holidays.

well I think that is why they started emailing decisions. to make sure everyone gets it before X'mas.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 09042014 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:06 pm

hv1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.



McNulty would call, and then just show up at Christmas drunk.


Are you calling Monday?


Yea the curiosity is getting to me.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
hv1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
wackjickham wrote:If I go DR on 12/23 or 12/24 and don't get an e-mail I'm not calling... It may be an acceptance but there's not reason to risk ruining Christmas.



McNulty would call, and then just show up at Christmas drunk.


Are you calling Monday?


Yea the curiosity is getting to me.


GL, you got this.

If not, just remember Kobe, D-Wade, or Lebron would be hittin the LSAT books again

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby wackjickham » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:16 pm

hv1 wrote:GL, you got this.

If not, just remember Kobe, D-Wade, or Lebron would be hittin the LSAT books again


I did not go to business school. You know who else didn't go to business school? LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant. They went right from high school to the NBA so... So, it's not the same thing at all.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby beesknees » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:59 am

So do the status checkers update on weekends?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby daniel5215 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:02 am

beesknees wrote:So do the status checkers update on weekends?

yes. at least it happened last weekend.




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