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Cornell RD Acceptance ... Early?

SaSmithSaSmith Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
A guy at my school claims that he received an email that he was accepted to Cornell business last week.
I have not seen anything about that being possible here on CC.
He is not disadvantaged or a minority-just a full pay, prep school white guy.
Is is possible he is telling the truth??
Is he the only one?
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Replies to: Cornell RD Acceptance ... Early?

  • freshmesh167freshmesh167 Registered User Posts: 249 Junior Member
    Several schools within Cornell release some acceptances early. I know the School of Hotel Admin has already done so
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    @SaSmith I think he's lying. I have received nothing.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 4,921 Senior Member
    It sounds like he received a likely letter. No reason to assume he is lying just because you received nothing, @MrElonMusk. They are rare.
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    1. likely letters come in the mail, not through email.
    2. likely letters are usually for urm/disadvantaged.
  • Ranza123Ranza123 Registered User Posts: 1,338 Senior Member
    Some schools do release acceptance early. If I remember correctly, hotel school (which is now part of the college of business) does. I don't remember which of their acceptances they release early or why, just that I've seen it in the past. Don't worry about it; it doesn't affect you.
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    CORRECTION: likely letters come through email but it's usually 4-5pm today....
  • piranhavatorpiranhavator Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    I got a likely letter by email today and I am not an URM, legacy, or anything like that @MrElonMusk
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    @piranhavator I said usually. Congrats though!
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 4,921 Senior Member
    Huh. How about that?
  • SaSmithSaSmith Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    edited March 14
    So.....could this guy have received a random and unique email that says he is accepted RD to Cornell over a week ago?
    He is making a really big deal about it since no one else at our VERY high achieving school has heard anything-until today...a few WIE likeleys.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 4,921 Senior Member
    OP, why worry about it so much? Just do your own thing. As other posters have said here, they are aware of early acceptances having happened. If you applied, it doesn't have any bearing on your chances. Why do you care? If you think he's lying, just let it go. Why do you feel you have to police this?
  • 2018hsmom2018hsmom Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    For those of us new to the college admission process this year....please confirm that there are candidates who do NOT receive a "likely" letter but are still admitted on March 28th. Also, do all colleges at Cornell release likely letters? If not, which ones do? Good luck to everyone!
  • grotonMAdadgrotonMAdad Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    @2018hsmom if it will make you feel better... I'd suggest you look at the class of 2021 regular decision thread from College confidential.. look for around March 28,2017 and you'll see many rejections.. as well as some number of acceptances.

    long story short, only a subset of all acceptance get these early notifications.. the rest happen at the end of the month.. bearing in mind ~85% of regular decision applicants are rejected
  • 2018hsmom2018hsmom Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @grotonMAdad Thanks for the reply. I guessed that most candidates would not find out until Ivy Day but was curious if all the schools sent "likely" letters or not. There are so many outstanding young people- trying to find the best university-good luck to everyone.
  • ostargazingoostargazingo Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    To answer your question, I didn't apply to the business school but I got a "Dean's Scholar" likely letter from CAS this past Wednesday. It is not a Diversity hosting likely letter and not many people receive them, but some do (probably around 70 accepted students to CAS at Cornell). As for why they decided they like me so much I have no clue but I'm just really grateful to have received it.
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