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MURPH
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby MURPH » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:45 pm

The answering machine stated that they would be out of the office and that they would answer calls when they got back. They said they will monitor the emails but not reply until next week (or something like that). Usually this is where I would point out that adcoms hate applicants and don't give a rats ass about us but Cornell did have a damn big year with applications up 52% or something. I guess they deserve a week off.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jfonz » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:35 am

Well, what do we think "7/02/10's" - anyone care to speculate about our fates before the mail arrives?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby SAE » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:01 am

jfonz wrote:Well, what do we think "7/02/10's" - anyone care to speculate about our fates before the mail arrives?

Hate to say it, but rejections.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby electricfeel » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:50 am

Waitlisted here too. Guess this decision limbo really never ends. I seriously wonder if they have a waitlist to be on the waitlist.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby krj02004 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:52 am

SAE wrote:
jfonz wrote:Well, what do we think "7/02/10's" - anyone care to speculate about our fates before the mail arrives?

Hate to say it, but rejections.


+1 :(

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby nochance2013 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:41 am

Has anybody heard what the estimated number of applicants on this summer's waitlist is? I'm assuming it is quite large. Any thoughts? I plan on sticking it out.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:31 pm

electricfeel wrote:Waitlisted here too. Guess this decision limbo really never ends. I seriously wonder if they have a waitlist to be on the waitlist.


They did: "reserve"

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby electricfeel » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:55 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
electricfeel wrote:Waitlisted here too. Guess this decision limbo really never ends. I seriously wonder if they have a waitlist to be on the waitlist.


They did: "reserve"


Wow. You're right

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby OkieGirl » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:28 pm

Summer waiting list

Decision on 6/30

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:57 pm

SAE wrote:
jfonz wrote:Well, what do we think "7/02/10's" - anyone care to speculate about our fates before the mail arrives?

Hate to say it, but rejections.


Why?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby raycharles86 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:05 pm

Decision 6/30, Waitlist!
Just wondering has anyone been dinged until now? I feel like, they are just carrying everyone over....

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby MURPH » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:33 am

I just got an email from Cornel. They received my LOCI and will add it to my file. They wrote the standard email. They didn't mention the decision that was made last week or if I am accepted waitlisted or denied.
I wish I had sent that damn LOCI a few days earlier but I know it doesn't matter. I am just an LSAT and GPA number.
I actually called another school that I am interested in attending. I aksed them about my chances of admission and my application. The woman on the phone said "I don't have your application with me, just your scores." Of course, that is all that matters. I wish I knew that before I wasted all those hours writing and rewritng my PS and asking people to look over my application and all that nonsense.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby AdamatUCF » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:17 am

MURPH wrote: Of course, that is all that matters. I wish I knew that before I wasted all those hours writing and rewritng my PS and asking people to look over my application and all that nonsense.



While this is mostly true, I've heard it said that LoR and PS don't matter a lot unless they're bad. A great app with great numbers and an illiterate PS or a terrible LoR can sink you. So it's not a total waste that you spent all that time.

And also, from time to time, a truly epic PS will make a "maybe" into a yes. This is a rarity, even though everyone thinks their PS is the exception that will move the Harvard adcoms to tears.

(This comes from some law school application/admission counselling I took briefly, so take it with a grain of salt)

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby NervousInKC » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:41 am

summer waitlist. yay, more waiting!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby MURPH » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:07 am

Waitlist, via snail mail today.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jrobby6 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:41 pm

are you all planning to stay on the waitlist? or no?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby raycharles86 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:12 pm

yes. Until the very end.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby krj02004 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:18 pm

Anyone who went decision 7/2 receive any news via mail yet?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby el jefe » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:36 pm

Has anyone been officially rejected from the reserve yet? I am fairly certain that I have been, but I have yet to receive anything by mail yet and it has been two weeks since my decision.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby nochance2013 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:42 pm

I was also wondering if there were any rejections. But it may seem that there aren't many because the people who post here on TLS are a small and not fully inclusive sample to try to figure out some numbers from. When I was placed on reserve I was told that there were "hundreds" of people on the reserve list. So I'm going to highball and guess that they put 900 people on it. I haven't taken the time to count, but I don't think there have been more than 100 unique posters to this group. Of that 100 I've roughly counted about 10 people (I'm sure there about 25-50) who said they made it onto the summer waitlist. So it may be possible that there are about 250 of us on the summer waitlist but our numbers seem more concentrated because of this site. In addition, I'm sure there are a few people who are going to withdraw rather than wait it out. And I doubt many people really want to post the bad news, I doubt I would have if I hadn't made it onto the summer waitlist.

I really have no facts to back this up, and won't know until I call the office next week to see if they'll give out any info as to how many applicants are remaining on the summer waitlist.

I didn't use law school numbers for my calculations only because I'm sure a good number of people who went to reserve (or got sent to the regular review from EA) updated their stati to deferred or waitlisted and never bothered to change it back.

Anybody else have any guesses as to how deep this waitlist pool is?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:26 pm

krj02004 wrote:Anyone who went decision 7/2 receive any news via mail yet?

Nothing in the mail for me today. Anyone?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:55 pm

A letter from Cornell arrived at my family's house today. They forwarded it to my current address before I had a chance to ask them to open it for me though. I assume it's a ding/waitlist notice. My home address is in NY, so the rest of the 7/2 people should be hearing tomorrow or Monday, I presume.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby krj02004 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:11 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
krj02004 wrote:Anyone who went decision 7/2 receive any news via mail yet?

Nothing in the mail for me today. Anyone?



Yep! Summer waitlist :). So I guess decision 7/2 people are not all automatic dings.....our speculation was wrong.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jackwhiteiii » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Bah is anyone else still at decision from forever ago? I'm at decision 4/28 and haven't heard from the school in a very long time, even though I've sent in multiple LOR/LOCI correspondences. Has anyone else heard back without the status checker being updated?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks for the responses, TJ and krj02004.

Gotta say, this is almost as agonizing as the first 27 minutes of the LeBron special last night. But not quite. :lol:




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