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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:45 pm

Rayjay wrote:Although Cornell is a great law school, I visited a couple of weeks ago and the weather sucks. I am not sure if I am prepared to spend 200k to live in an igloo for 3 years.....thoughts?


Currently, it's 81 and sunny in Ithaca. In fact, I'm typing this outside on my porch in collegetown. Ithaca is beautiful. The winter kinda sucks, but just buy a good coat and pair of boots.

Disclosure: I'm just a biased Cornell undergrad. Take everything I say with a lot of salt.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby kommatas » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm from south florida and would trade my weather and pay to go to Cornell.

Edit: Also, should I call on Monday to receive my decision or just wait for the mail?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby mbw » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:12 am

Rayjay wrote:Although Cornell is a great law school, I visited a couple of weeks ago and the weather sucks. I am not sure if I am prepared to spend 200k to live in an igloo for 3 years.....thoughts?


I don't know when you visited, but Ithaca had 1/4th of the snow of most coastal cities from Virginia north this year, so I hope that you're not discounting Cornell for the likes of Penn based purely on weather. Seriously, locals talk about how winters have changed that past few years, and if they're anything like the past four months (less than 10 inches of snow when the average is 70,) I'm not complaining. My kids, who love snow, are complaining, but I think snowaphobes will be fine with the current trend in global warming...

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Tweek » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:13 am

mbw wrote:
Rayjay wrote:Although Cornell is a great law school, I visited a couple of weeks ago and the weather sucks. I am not sure if I am prepared to spend 200k to live in an igloo for 3 years.....thoughts?


I don't know when you visited, but Ithaca had 1/4th of the snow of most coastal cities from Virginia north this year, so I hope that you're not discounting Cornell for the likes of Penn based purely on weather. Seriously, locals talk about how winters have changed that past few years, and if they're anything like the past four months (less than 10 inches of snow when the average is 70,) I'm not complaining. My kids, who love snow, are complaining, but I think snowaphobes will be fine with the current trend in global warming...


The snow isn't the problem, it's the cloudy gloomy gray weather that never ends, and walking uphill all the time.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby dk8 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:01 pm

mbw wrote:
Rayjay wrote:Although Cornell is a great law school, I visited a couple of weeks ago and the weather sucks. I am not sure if I am prepared to spend 200k to live in an igloo for 3 years.....thoughts?


I don't know when you visited, but Ithaca had 1/4th of the snow of most coastal cities from Virginia north this year, so I hope that you're not discounting Cornell for the likes of Penn based purely on weather. Seriously, locals talk about how winters have changed that past few years, and if they're anything like the past four months (less than 10 inches of snow when the average is 70,) I'm not complaining. My kids, who love snow, are complaining, but I think snowaphobes will be fine with the current trend in global warming...


while this is true, the snow in Virginia this year is a once in a 100 year occurrence.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby GermX » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Anything? This is my final holdout.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby kommatas » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:33 pm

Rejection letter today.... dang.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby gfg12 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:36 pm

I'm pretty sure mines in the mail. DR 4/2 with no links. Really not that happy, but congrats to everyone who got good news!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby GermX » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:52 pm

Still "Complete" here. Guess that's good if today is some kind of rejection day or something. This is my final hope for a t-14.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby JCougar » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:58 pm

I still haven't even gone "complete" yet. :shock:

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby afghan007 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:03 pm

GermX wrote:Still "Complete" here. Guess that's good if today is some kind of rejection day or something. This is my final hope for a t-14.


keep hope alive! i'm in the same boat

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:41 pm

Nightrunner wrote:At least we get to find out the price of tuition before we get a decision.


Have they done that yet?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby dakatz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:46 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:At least we get to find out the price of tuition before we get a decision.


Have they done that yet?


Over 51K tuition. Obscene.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:50 pm

dakatz wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:At least we get to find out the price of tuition before we get a decision.


Have they done that yet?


Over 51K tuition. Obscene.


Oh yes, thats right (I try to forget). I am angry at them because they told me today they would email me my finaid award letter, and I have been waiting 2.5 hours. If I don't get it today there might be a free space for someone in this thread tomorrow.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby beesknees » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:30 pm

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:33 pm

beesknees wrote:Seriously. Me too. I called Wednesday and the girl said definitely it would be ready on Friday and to call. Called back on Friday and they said DEFINITELY Monday. Well, guys, its Monday, 7:30 EST, 3 and a half hours after the admissions office closed and nothing in my inbox or spam folder. I'm a little over the dragging the feet with $ decisions. I was admitted in December.


Yup. I am thinking they told me it was done and would email it just to stop me from calling again. The joke is on them though, because I will be calling again at 8:15am tomorrow if it isn't there. I am tempted to ask for an extension on the deposit deadline. 8 days to make a decision is a hard-ball tactic.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby keemos » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:41 am

got a decision status update today but no email. No surprise Was complete on 3/2 or something like that

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:43 am

keemos wrote:got a decision status update today but no email. No surprise Was complete on 3/2 or something like that



That was quick! I am a 3-12 so my time should be coming soon.

BTW you can call admissions and they'll give you your decision via phone because theyre so backed up this year.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby keemos » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:45 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:
keemos wrote:got a decision status update today but no email. No surprise Was complete on 3/2 or something like that



That was quick! I am a 3-12 so my time should be coming soon.

BTW you can call admissions and they'll give you your decision via phone because theyre so backed up this year.



I'm 99% sure it is a rejection so no need to hear someone say it haha

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:47 am

keemos wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
keemos wrote:got a decision status update today but no email. No surprise Was complete on 3/2 or something like that



That was quick! I am a 3-12 so my time should be coming soon.

BTW you can call admissions and they'll give you your decision via phone because theyre so backed up this year.



I'm 99% sure it is a rejection so no need to hear someone say it haha


Same here. I'm still calling. If its a reject, I'll never see the nice old lady at admissions or hear from her again....and if I get in I can high five her via phone.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:55 am

For those of you wondering what is taking Cornell so long, perhaps it is the fact that their Admissions office is in the habit of arriving late (up to an hour) and leaving by 4:30.

/vent

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jrobby6 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:56 am

3/1 here still waiting..no news(for now) is good news I hope.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby sjsteece » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:04 am

Jericwithers wrote:For those of you wondering what is taking Cornell so long, perhaps it is the fact that their Admissions office is in the habit of arriving late (up to an hour) and leaving by 4:30.

/vent



I'm pretty sure they get there on time. Maybe they just have to mentally prepare themselves for the onslaught of your calls. :wink:

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:06 am

sjsteece wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:For those of you wondering what is taking Cornell so long, perhaps it is the fact that their Admissions office is in the habit of arriving late (up to an hour) and leaving by 4:30.

/vent



I'm pretty sure they get there on time. Maybe they just have to mentally prepare themselves for the onslaught of your calls. :wink:


That would explain why they answered the phone at 8:15 yesterday but not till no earlier than 9 today. Maybe also explains why they told me they leave at 4:30 when their message system says 5.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:06 am

Maybe they're taking so long bc jerks like you are constanty calling!




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