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Doodsmack
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Doodsmack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm

DR 2/22, 169/3.3. I'm less than optimistic.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby WhyBother? » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:42 pm

Doodsmack wrote:DR 2/22, 169/3.3. I'm less than optimistic.


I went DR the same day. My stats are slightly higher, and I felt reasonably confident about Cornell. I don't know if they "batch" or if this helps you, but I'll keep you posted if I hear back. I don't live far, so I am surprised I haven't gotten anything in the mail yet.

Here's to hoping for an acceptance/interview request! Good luck!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Doodsmack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:52 pm

Here's all the people who have DR 2/22 that have posted so far:

169/3.3
166/3.87
167/3.8
?/3.1
166/3.44
"slightly higher" than 169/3.3

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jrobby6
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jrobby6 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:57 pm

has cornell started to look at the early jan applicants?

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IAFG
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby IAFG » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:57 pm

Doodsmack wrote:Here's all the people who have DR 2/22 that have posted so far:

169/3.3
166/3.87
167/3.8
?/3.1
166/3.44
"slightly higher" than 169/3.3

me too 17x/~3.5

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby turkishangora » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:59 pm

jrobby6 wrote:has cornell started to look at the early jan applicants?



no. I dont' think they got to late dec. yet.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby IAFG » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:07 pm

turkishangora wrote:
jrobby6 wrote:has cornell started to look at the early jan applicants?



no. I dont' think they got to late dec. yet.

i'm a Dec LSATer at DR

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Prime12 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:13 pm

wtf, I applied late november and am still at complete.

2013esq
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 2013esq » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:36 pm

I just checked my status checker and got the 2/22 Decision with instruction to wait 10-14 days. What does this mean?!?!?! A rejection? I'm so nervous!!!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 2013esq » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:38 pm

By the way, I applied 11/16 but didn't go complete unil January.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Cupidity » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:54 pm

All the 22 candidates are borderline low, I'm reasonably certain none of us are acceptances, but we are all probably waitlists which is something.

Cornell does batch, and if you look at LSN it seems they alternate, Accept-->WL day or two later

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Doodsmack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:56 pm

2013esq wrote:I just checked my status checker and got the 2/22 Decision with instruction to wait 10-14 days. What does this mean?!?!?! A rejection? I'm so nervous!!!


I'll add you to the list. You did not make my day. Are the numbers in your prof real and are you URM?

169/3.3
166/3.87
167/3.8
?/3.1
166/3.44
"slightly higher" than 169/3.3
17x/~3.5
160/2.9
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jfonz » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:00 pm

So, just to be clear, no one with the 2/22 Status Checker date has received the physical decision letter?

Doodsmack
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Doodsmack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:27 pm

I'll be anxious to hear when people start getting their mail. Mine comes late in the day.

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:53 pm

I just spoke with a nice lady at Cornell. She informed me Deans Scholarship decisions will be out in the next week and they will be by Snail Mail

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby CyLaw » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:55 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I just spoke with a nice lady at Cornell. She informed me Deans Scholarship decisions will be out in the next week and they will be by Snail Mail


She didn't happen to mention anything about other merit or need scholarships, did she?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:58 pm

CyLaw wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I just spoke with a nice lady at Cornell. She informed me Deans Scholarship decisions will be out in the next week and they will be by Snail Mail


She didn't happen to mention anything about other merit or need scholarships, did she?


I was specifically asking her about the Deans Scholarship so she did not mention it. They are really good with questions over the phone though so I am sure she would tell you if you called and asked.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Doodsmack » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:06 pm

DR 2/22, WL

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unknownscholar
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby unknownscholar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Doodsmack wrote:DR 2/22, WL


hmm.. so I could be in for another waitlist. i was hoping it was an interview.. but i'll take it.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby TWoodWil » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:35 pm

DR 2/22, Reserve

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby unknownscholar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:41 pm

TWoodWil wrote:DR 2/22, Reserve

i'll take that too.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Cupidity » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:08 pm

What's reserve?

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TWoodWil
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby TWoodWil » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:17 pm

Cupidity wrote:What's reserve?


From the letter:

Cornell wrote:Let me explain our situation. This year we've received over 4,000 applications for the 190 places on our entering class. A large number of these people deserve an offer of admission. Unfortunately, we're not able to admit every deserving person and, since our small size is such a high priority, we have to be very cautious about the number of offers we make; otherwise, we could end up having an overly large entering class. For this reason, we've set fairly specific target-levels for the number of offers we should have outstanding at various points in time. Our several-hundred-person reserve group (of which you are now a part) helps us keep in line with these target levels. Then, later in the season after we've begun to hear back from people already accepted (usually by mid to late May), we decide if further offers are appropriate. If so, we review the files of all reserve applicants and make additional decisions. At that point, we also create our official waiting list.

We don't rank people on reserve and we'll be taking at least one more close look at everyone involved.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby beef wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:33 pm

So has everyone posting that they've been WL'ed also been "reserved"? Or is there a "waitlist" as well?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby unknownscholar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:10 pm

add me to the reserve pile.

Apparently the wait list pile is drawn from the reserve pile. But everyone on reserve is not necessarily guaranteed to get waitlisted. So I consider it more like a hold.




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