Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

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If admitted, would you pay sticker?

YES
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NO
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58%
Ehhhh idk
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22%
 
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:49 pm

demos9 wrote:Reserve today as well :/ Disappointed, and a bit surprised but not heartbroken. Would have seriously been stoked to go though at the right price.


Kind of surprised they're placing people on reserve this early. I'd have thought they'd just drag the process out.

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

Postby speedwagon » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Ugh my under review date just got bumped forward but nothing else. I'm median LSAT, between the 25th and 50th %ile GPA with a pretty reasonable answer why. Cornell's one of my top choices. Hopeful!

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

Postby lawdaddy1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:34 pm

At medians for both, interviewed and put on reserve. Dang...... Did pretty good on interview I thought too.
Ahhhh well.

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

Postby bbwannabe » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:41 pm

lawdaddy1 wrote:At medians for both, interviewed and put on reserve. Dang...... Did pretty good on interview I thought too.
Ahhhh well.


Sorry about that
:/ similar stats... when did u interview?

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

Postby lawdaddy1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:45 pm

Late November.

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

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:06 pm

LSATuration wrote:Went "Interview Received" today--yay for movement! Completed the interview 12/27.

I went “interview received” yesterday as well. I also submitted 12/27. How long does the process typically take from this point?

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

Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:45 pm

Status checker now says "Ready for review." Does that mean a decision soon?

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

Postby dietcoked » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:46 pm

ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:Status checker now says "Ready for review." Does that mean a decision soon?


What did it say before? I have that now but I can't imagine they've gotten to mine yet.

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

Postby Mikey » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 pm

ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:Status checker now says "Ready for review." Does that mean a decision soon?

I've been on ready for review for a decade now, I think all we have to do now is wait for an interview invite tbh

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

Postby Intro-gamer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:28 pm

This reserve wave is scaring the hell out of me :shock:
Getting an interview request doesn’t seem to mean you’re necessarily in good shape. But the thing is why offer interviews and waitlist so many of the interviewees? Especially when an interview is required for admission.

From what I’ve gathered so far in this thread, and past cycle threads, the interview doesn’t seem to be a make it or break it type of thing. But when strong stat interviewees get waitlisted that seems to run contrary to that notion. I wish we had a better idea of how important nailing the interview actually is.

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

Postby demos9 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 pm

Intro-gamer wrote:This reserve wave is scaring the hell out of me :shock:
Getting an interview request doesn’t seem to mean you’re necessarily in good shape. But the thing is why offer interviews and waitlist so many of the interviewees? Especially when an interview is required for admission.

From what I’ve gathered so far in this thread, and past cycle threads, the interview doesn’t seem to be a make it or break it type of thing. But when strong stat interviewees get waitlisted that seems to run contrary to that notion. I wish we had a better idea of how important nailing the interview actually is.


Well, put it this way. I've done interviews for Duke, Northwestern, WUSTL, Chicago, Texas, Vandy, UVA (the informal dinner thing) and Cornell.

I am a pretty good interviewer, but if any of them was my weakest it was Cornell. So far, all of the others have gone well for me or I at least haven't heard bad news yet. The interview was the only point of differentiation for these and my stats should have been competitive at Cornell so the interview is really all I could think to place it. (I actually had a really good justification for Why Cornell too IMO).

So I would definitely advise anyone to really make sure to kill it for the interview. Seems to have been the thing that derailed me :/

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

Postby blackmamba8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Intro-gamer wrote:This reserve wave is scaring the hell out of me :shock:
Getting an interview request doesn’t seem to mean you’re necessarily in good shape. But the thing is why offer interviews and waitlist so many of the interviewees? Especially when an interview is required for admission.

From what I’ve gathered so far in this thread, and past cycle threads, the interview doesn’t seem to be a make it or break it type of thing. But when strong stat interviewees get waitlisted that seems to run contrary to that notion. I wish we had a better idea of how important nailing the interview actually is.

I think getting an interview request is a good sign since you have to do one in order to be accepted. Beyond that though, idk. Cornell's strategy is hard to figure out this year.

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

Postby hotdog96 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:21 pm

How long after submitting the form have you all been getting your scholarship offers?

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

Postby blackmamba8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:38 pm

hotdog96 wrote:How long after submitting the form have you all been getting your scholarship offers?

Took me less than a week

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

Postby Intro-gamer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:05 pm

demos9 wrote:
Intro-gamer wrote:This reserve wave is scaring the hell out of me :shock:
Getting an interview request doesn’t seem to mean you’re necessarily in good shape. But the thing is why offer interviews and waitlist so many of the interviewees? Especially when an interview is required for admission.

From what I’ve gathered so far in this thread, and past cycle threads, the interview doesn’t seem to be a make it or break it type of thing. But when strong stat interviewees get waitlisted that seems to run contrary to that notion. I wish we had a better idea of how important nailing the interview actually is.


Well, put it this way. I've done interviews for Duke, Northwestern, WUSTL, Chicago, Texas, Vandy, UVA (the informal dinner thing) and Cornell.

I am a pretty good interviewer, but if any of them was my weakest it was Cornell. So far, all of the others have gone well for me or I at least haven't heard bad news yet. The interview was the only point of differentiation for these and my stats should have been competitive at Cornell so the interview is really all I could think to place it. (I actually had a really good justification for Why Cornell too IMO).

So I would definitely advise anyone to really make sure to kill it for the interview. Seems to have been the thing that derailed me :/


See I definitely get it for you because you feel strongly that it was your interview that was the weak point, and that arguably could mean that the interview bears more weight than a formality. But there are other applicants in this thread who have good stats felt they bombed the interview and still got in (I suppose there might be a disconnect between how well people think they interviewed vs how well they actually interviewed from the adcomms perspective?)

But anyways this is just me agonizing while waiting for a decision (and bracing myself for a ding :lol:)

(I’m happy to hear you have other great options on the table :) !!!)

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

Postby BigDean » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:21 pm

Has anyone gotten in yet below both medians? I'm just below both LSAT/GPA and interviewed in mid-December but haven't heard back yet.

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

Postby starxched » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:43 pm

Update: Application received 1/8, Interview request 1/12.

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

Postby dietcoked » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm

starxched wrote:Update: Application received 1/8, Interview request 1/12.


Wow, stats?

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

Postby starxched » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:13 pm

dietcoked wrote:
starxched wrote:Update: Application received 1/8, Interview request 1/12.


Wow, stats?


3.8X GPA (Below 75th), 17X LSAT, URM-AA Male.

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

Postby Oneanddone? » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 pm

starxched wrote:
3.8X GPA (Below 75th), 17X LSAT, URM-AA Male.

Woah, your numbers are awesome! Best of luck this cycle! :) I submitted early this year and receive an interview request today, too. Super excited. If I get in and get a scholarship I would absolutely love to enroll.

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

Postby dietcoked » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:19 pm

starxched wrote:
dietcoked wrote:
starxched wrote:Update: Application received 1/8, Interview request 1/12.


Wow, stats?


3.8X GPA (Below 75th), 17X LSAT, URM-AA Male.


Oh man you’re gonna kill the game!! Good luck.

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

Postby starxched » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:49 am

dietcoked wrote:
starxched wrote:
dietcoked wrote:
starxched wrote:Update: Application received 1/8, Interview request 1/12.


Wow, stats?


3.8X GPA (Below 75th), 17X LSAT, URM-AA Male.


Oh man you’re gonna kill the game!! Good luck.


Thank you! I submitted late to a lot of schools so I'm concerned about that, but I'm still hoping for the best.

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

Postby Oneanddone? » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am

starxched wrote:Thank you! I submitted late to a lot of schools so I'm concerned about that, but I'm still hoping for the best.

I think we both submitted around the same time. Better than February! Here’s hoping for both of us :)

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

Postby nufmgaiw » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:05 am

Does anybody know when merit based scholarship award details are sent?

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

Postby ghklawschool » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:04 am

Anyone willing to share how long it took from “interview received” to decision status?



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