Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

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If admitted, would you pay sticker?

YES
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17%
NO
86
61%
Ehhhh idk
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23%
 
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LSATuration
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby LSATuration » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:22 am

Dear Cornell admissions: Why are you the only T15 that requires C&F about a speeding ticket? Why? What good comes of this? Major deterrent to my application.

EDIT: Unsolicited fee waiver. 170, 3.9+

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:56 pm

LSATuration wrote:Dear Cornell admissions: Why are you the only T15 that requires C&F about a speeding ticket? Why? What good comes of this? Major deterrent to my application.

EDIT: Unsolicited fee waiver. 170, 3.9+


Other T15 schools require traffic ticket disclosure. NYU and Penn off the top of my head.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Leisreana » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:24 pm

Guys what did you put in the "who influence you to apply" section? I don't have family graduated from Cornell, so I don't feel like putting N/A in two required sections.

And is mentioning a friend who went to Cornell for undergraduate a good idea? She did talk to me about her life in Ithaca literally every day though...

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Lavitz » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:07 pm

Leisreana wrote:Guys what did you put in the "who influence you to apply" section? I don't have family graduated from Cornell, so I don't feel like putting N/A in two required sections.

And is mentioning a friend who went to Cornell for undergraduate a good idea? She did talk to me about her life in Ithaca literally every day though...

Putting N/A is fine, but I think listing your friend would also be fine as long as you make it clear that hearing about Ithaca from this person was a positive influence on your decision to apply.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Lavitz » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:13 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
LSATuration wrote:Dear Cornell admissions: Why are you the only T15 that requires C&F about a speeding ticket? Why? What good comes of this? Major deterrent to my application.

EDIT: Unsolicited fee waiver. 170, 3.9+


Other T15 schools require traffic ticket disclosure. NYU and Penn off the top of my head.

Back when I applied, Columbia definitely asked for this, but Cornell didn't. You're going to need to dig up the speeding ticket info for bar admissions in 4 years anyway, so might as well do it now and keep track of it. For my bar app, I was able to just go back to my Columbia app to see what I said about my speeding ticket.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby LSATuration » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:25 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
LSATuration wrote:Dear Cornell admissions: Why are you the only T15 that requires C&F about a speeding ticket? Why? What good comes of this? Major deterrent to my application.

EDIT: Unsolicited fee waiver. 170, 3.9+


Other T15 schools require traffic ticket disclosure. NYU and Penn off the top of my head.


Totally missed the Penn note, so thank you. But NYU's section is small. Cornell's is quote odious relative to NYU, at least in UX/presentation. A lot more detail requested.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:04 am

Checking in! Hope to submit early this week. One question that I'm sure has been asked and answered: Does section 8 of the app suffice for a Why Cornell? Or is an additional addendum recommended?

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Ntp73821 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:20 am

etramak wrote:Checking in! Hope to submit early this week. One question that I'm sure has been asked and answered: Does section 8 of the app suffice for a Why Cornell? Or is an additional addendum recommended?


I think the consensus is that section 8 suffices!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:
etramak wrote:Checking in! Hope to submit early this week. One question that I'm sure has been asked and answered: Does section 8 of the app suffice for a Why Cornell? Or is an additional addendum recommended?


I think the consensus is that section 8 suffices!


Sweet. Saves us all a lot of trouble :)

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Ntp73821 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:29 pm

etramak wrote:
Sweet. Saves us all a lot of trouble :)


I definitely agree. It'd be pretty hard to fill out that section and write a full Why Cornell without seeming redundant anyway, I think. :lol:

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby sev » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:59 pm

LSATuration wrote:Dear Cornell admissions: Why are you the only T15 that requires C&F about a speeding ticket? Why? What good comes of this? Major deterrent to my application.

Per some random dude on google that I read a few months ago, every NY school requires this thanks to the phrasing of a C&F question on the NY bar.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby ghostlyyy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 am

Does anyone know what the deal with interviews is? Do they offer them to everyone, when do they start offering, etc? I just applied yesterday, I'm just curious as to if I should be expecting an interview request anytime soon!

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby blackmamba8 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:45 am

Ntp73821 wrote:
etramak wrote:
Sweet. Saves us all a lot of trouble :)


I definitely agree. It'd be pretty hard to fill out that section and write a full Why Cornell without seeming redundant anyway, I think. :lol:

So if we don't do a full Why Cornell it's not going to hurt us? They're in my top 3 and I don't want to do anything to hurt my chances.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Ntp73821 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:56 am

blackmamba8 wrote:So if we don't do a full Why Cornell it's not going to hurt us? They're in my top 3 and I don't want to do anything to hurt my chances.


I mean, I’m no authority on the matter but I don’t think it would hurt you. I really think the section on the app is sufficient, but if you want to write a full Why Cornell I guess in theory you could just write “addendum attached” in that box on the app. That said, I don’t see why they’d have that section on the app unless they prefer that people keep to that length.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:06 am

Ntp73821 wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:So if we don't do a full Why Cornell it's not going to hurt us? They're in my top 3 and I don't want to do anything to hurt my chances.


I mean, I’m no authority on the matter but I don’t think it would hurt you. I really think the section on the app is sufficient, but if you want to write a full Why Cornell I guess in theory you could just write “addendum attached” in that box on the app. That said, I don’t see why they’d have that section on the app unless they prefer that people keep to that length.


I also don't see why it would hurt you, as long as you have substantive stuff to say that will actually add to your application. If you end up repeating yourself for some of the addendum, it probably isn't worth it.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby feelitstill » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:56 am

lsat>75, gpa <25, denied

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby DonaldTrump » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:57 am

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11 am

Also rejected, above both 75ths.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:16 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Also rejected, above both 75ths.



W. T. F. is going on.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby KPUSN07 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:19 am

Also rejected - below 25ths for both

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:20 am

To all who got decisions today: Did your app ever go UR? Mine has been complete since the first week of October.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am

Omg opening this thread made my stomach turn. It’s very early for decisions already.

I went complete in the later part of September, and am now “ready for review.” No decision yet.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:54 am

AaronCarter wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Also rejected, above both 75ths.



W. T. F. is going on.

I’m thinking some sort of super YP or they hated my PS.

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:58 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Also rejected, above both 75ths.



W. T. F. is going on.

I’m thinking some sort of super YP or they hated my PS.


Now I'm worried about that YP ding. Wasn't before. *bites nails*

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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby Walliums » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:59 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Also rejected, above both 75ths.



W. T. F. is going on.

I’m thinking some sort of super YP or they hated my PS.


I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. Just curious, did you write a Why Cornell or anything of the sort?

Cornell has a new dean, right? I wonder if the new dean is looking for things that we don't know about yet.




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