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najumobi
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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby najumobi » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:21 pm

krispykitten wrote:Thanks for the info-- I'll be waiting it out too. I wonder if they're hoping that some of us pull out and head elsewhere.

Speaking of pulling out, did you know that with perfect use, pulling out is 96% effective (!), but with actual typical use, it is only 72-85% effective? Keep that in mind Cornell-- relying on withdrawal doesn't always work :P
lol

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby beamsmehome » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:22 pm

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:29 pm

beamsmehome wrote:
jks289 wrote:...

The above is factual based on the conversation, this part is my unfounded speculation: I think they must know how many EA reserves they have, and have set a number that is going to be pulled from this pile. So say maybe 300 people are on reserve, and they have 30 spots left and are prepared to admit 80-90 of us.


I'll play the guessing game -- I think you are half right. I do think that we are in the maybe pile, however I think the idea of "spots left" is dependent on what they do with the unread RD pile. I don't think that the number of spots left is determined and therefore they don't have any idea how many of us will be admitted.

I think we are like an informal preferred waitlist, after they see how many people accept their offer and deposit, they will likely turn to us before their actual waitlist.


She seemed pretty clear about the distinction. She acknowledged that yes, in a lot of ways this was like a wait list, but being waitlisted means when they look at your file all spots are full and it is dependent on people withdrawing (heehee kripsy). But that when they started our review there would still be spots open. Now maybe in reality 300 of us are going for 6 spots. But I think in good faith they have to leave something open for us. Also remember people are being placed on reserve as well as waitlist from RD as well. So who knows. Oy, this makes my head hurt.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:39 pm

If I understand it right nobody's on the WL yet. They look at everyone on reserve a second time, make their offers, then compile the WL. As far as spots being open, I'm sure they have an idea now of how many there will be given our numbers and the numbers of the remaining RD peeps.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:46 pm

Anyone care to venture a guess as to how many of us there are? There must have been at least 30-50 people in the Cornell waiting thread, but I don't have any other sources for it. My money is on 150.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:22 pm

jks289 wrote:Anyone care to venture a guess as to how many of us there are? There must have been at least 30-50 people in the Cornell waiting thread, but I don't have any other sources for it. My money is on 150.


I'd venture to guess that figure may be about right, but maybe closer to 200-250. I actually wrote out a calculation, but it is so potentially flawed, it is unlikely to be accurate. Still, my rough estimate of about 200 was confirmed by my (poor) calculation.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:39 pm

If those of us who haven't called or e-mailed write exceedingly polite LOCIs reminding them of the significant costs we might incur if they ignore April 15, is there a chance they'll eventually feel obligated to explain to everyone what's going on, or maybe even (*gasp*) to apologize?

Also, the prior discussion of T-rex junk has rekindled the raptor community's collective inferiority complex. Apparently all that therapy was for naught. :(

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:49 pm

philosoraptor wrote:If those of us who haven't called or e-mailed write exceedingly polite LOCIs reminding them of the significant costs we might incur if they ignore April 15, is there a chance they'll eventually feel obligated to explain to everyone what's going on, or maybe even (*gasp*) to apologize?

Also, the prior discussion of T-rex junk has rekindled the raptor community's collective inferiority complex. Apparently all that therapy was for naught. :(


I don't know. Adding to their workload to eek out an apology seems counter-productive in the long term. She did tell me "possibly into April" when I asked about beginning the review. So if they release decisions as soon as they are made some of us may hear before the April 15 deadline. Personally, I am going to treat it as though I am on the waitlist, pay a deposit elsewhere, and keep my name under consideration. I think if you would be unwilling to walk away from a deposit to attend Cornell, you should probably wait and see if you hear by April 15 and then if you don't treat it as a waitlist you have withdrawn from. I agree it sucks, but there isn't really anything effective to be done.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby Veritas » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:50 pm

this news is frustrating. My lack luster numbers aren't going to make it out of whatever this charade is.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:17 pm

jks289 wrote:I don't know. Adding to their workload to eek out an apology seems counter-productive in the long term. She did tell me "possibly into April" when I asked about beginning the review. So if they release decisions as soon as they are made some of us may hear before the April 15 deadline. Personally, I am going to treat it as though I am on the waitlist, pay a deposit elsewhere, and keep my name under consideration. I think if you would be unwilling to walk away from a deposit to attend Cornell, you should probably wait and see if you hear by April 15 and then if you don't treat it as a waitlist you have withdrawn from. I agree it sucks, but there isn't really anything effective to be done.

Getting them to tell everyone what's going on would have been the goal, but yeah, fair enough. Your strategy is probably the one I'll end up following, too.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:14 pm

This is all I received from Connie:

"Hello OneKnight, and thank you for your email.
The early action reserve applicant decisions will be going out beginning mid-April. Watch your status checker, and when you see the decision date change, you can call the office and we will let you know that decision over the phone."

So yeah, just to reconfirm jks' results from her phone conversation.

*sigh*

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:36 pm

My status still says "Decision" from back in November. Did you all have your status checkers reset?

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby Cognoscenti » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:40 pm

Mine has not...

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby lawman2010 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Mine has not reset.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Same status check date as before. I guess they will just update the new date when the decision is reached?

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:50 pm

That's my understanding - the status checker date will update when they have made a final decision. (Mine still says December)

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby beamsmehome » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:00 pm

Mine has not reset.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:48 pm

Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby jks289 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:32 pm

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."


+ 5 bonus point have been awarded to this trivia because it is both informative and topical.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:46 pm

jks289 wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."


+ 5 bonus point have been awarded to this trivia because it is both informative and topical.


Yessss. I will pass those bonus points on to whoever can identify the source of the quote. No googling!

Hint: It isn't Robert Baker.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby waitingfor1L » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:58 pm

jks289 wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."


+ 5 bonus point have been awarded to this trivia because it is both informative and topical.



+1

If Cornell ever comes through, that would factor into my decision.

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby mbw » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:26 pm

jks289 wrote:Same status check date as before. I guess they will just update the new date when the decision is reached?


This is how it happened for me last year - my status stayed at "Decision", and only the date changed when I was accepted (mid-March).

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby oneforship » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:29 pm

mbw wrote:
jks289 wrote:Same status check date as before. I guess they will just update the new date when the decision is reached?


This is how it happened for me last year - my status stayed at "Decision", and only the date changed when I was accepted (mid-March).


sweet, now I can status check again!

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby krispykitten » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:14 pm

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:
jks289 wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."


+ 5 bonus point have been awarded to this trivia because it is both informative and topical.


Yessss. I will pass those bonus points on to whoever can identify the source of the quote. No googling!

Hint: It isn't Robert Baker.


Not a clue. Hint?

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Re: Cornell EA Deferred Crew

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:22 pm

krispykitten wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:
jks289 wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Ha! I love how this thread has come alive. Facts abound.

Speaking of... did you know that the inventor of the chicken nugget, Robert Baker, was a Cornell alum and professor? He's the guy who looked at his greasy fingers and thought, "leave the bone."


+ 5 bonus point have been awarded to this trivia because it is both informative and topical.


Yessss. I will pass those bonus points on to whoever can identify the source of the quote. No googling!

Hint: It isn't Robert Baker.


You mean... another hint?

Hint: It's a fictional character from a television show.
Not a clue. Hint?




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