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Waitlisted at CALS

citiuscitius Posts: 18Registered User New Member
edited May 2006 in Cornell University
Hey, did anybody else get waitlisted at CALS? What can I do to improve my chances of getting in?
Here's what I had for my "stats"
Student Council, NHS officer, 200+ service hours at cancer hospital for children, 3 sport varsity athlete (all star in 2), National Merit Commended Student, 4-year choir member (officer senior year), 98 average (number 10 in class at all boys prep school) and 1430 SATs
Any input?
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Replies to: Waitlisted at CALS

  • hjacjswohjacjswo Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    goddd damnnn how did u get waitlisted? my stats are much lower. i got waitlisted at CALS, too. just email em and say u still wanna go if taken off the waitlist.
  • theonlyonetheonlyone Posts: 682Registered User Member
    i was waitlisted for CALS too. but there is only slim chance to get in.
  • citiuscitius Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    O well, are you guys New York residents too? I guess it's just luck of the draw, I think I'm Villanova bound.
  • snajeansnajean Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
    citius

    You deserved an acceptance letter. I'm guessing that the majors you picked for CALS were some of the most selective. It may be a blessing in disguise though.
  • hjacjswohjacjswo Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    hmm yea maybe i picked bio engineering. is that competitive? or did i just suck? hehe
  • Anhydrosis2000Anhydrosis2000 Posts: 568Registered User Member
    Why do you say there is only a slim chance of getting off the waitlist. Another thread says Cornell accepts quite a few people off of the waitlist. Is it different for CALS? I got waitlisted also.
  • mrspendletonmrspendleton Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    what other schools did you get into?
  • theonlyonetheonlyone Posts: 682Registered User Member
    I always thought that waitlist is crap shot. Sometimes a college might not even use the waitlist. That is what happened to JHU last year. But the year before JHU accepted 160 from the waitlist. It different every year, it's so unpredictable. So that is why I think it is a slim chance.

    Oh yeah, for those waitlisted at Cornell, can you post other colleges you guys have been accepted to?
  • citiuscitius Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    Michigan-Ann Arbor, Villanova, John Carroll, Xavier, Niagara, and Pitt.
  • Anhydrosis2000Anhydrosis2000 Posts: 568Registered User Member
    Michigan, Vanderbilt and Univ of Missouri (Honors College)
  • snajeansnajean Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
    I read somewhere on this website that CALS is the only Cornell college that admits based on the applicant's intended major. So that should affect the waitlist chances if it is department specific.
  • tivesrxtivesrx Posts: 651Registered User Member
    Anyone know if engineering accepts a lot of people off the waitlist compared to the other schools. I've heard of a lot of people getting into MIT and waitlisted at Cornell, that would probably eliminate some people off the waitlist.
  • citiuscitius Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    I applied for Biology, that could have some effect.
  • theonlyonetheonlyone Posts: 682Registered User Member
    snajean, could you please clarify what you said above? So, does that mean CALS biological science has higher chance?
  • stonecold23stonecold23 Posts: 1,595Registered User Senior Member
    i bleive that CALS, and Human Ecology accept a greater % of the waitlist then CAS... if u show great interest, a guaranteed transfer is also a possibility
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