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Cornell RD Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

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  • gobigred1gobigred1 29 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @orc222 I took SAT Math II and Physics and scored 800 on both. I did take Physics twice, though. Hope this helped!
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  • CCTA334CCTA334 37 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Anyone applying Arts and sciences or for the math major? I am!
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  • orc222orc222 5 replies0 threads New Member
    @gobigred1 it did, thank you
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  • KajaetKajaet 21 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I know it's not an Ivy-worthy issue but my son decided very late in the game to apply to Cornell. He had not taken the SAT II subject tests and only today realized (after submitting his application through the common app) that Cornell Arts and Sciences requires 2 SAT II tests. So he can't really take them until April or May now. Did we just flush $80 away? Would it do any good to call Cornell Admissions and explain the situation? We know he screwed up - just wondering if there is any hope he can still be considered.
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  • altmusicmanaltmusicman 107 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @Kajaet Unfortunately, you may have flushed $80. Unlike some schools that indicate SAT 2 scores are "recommended" or "requested," Cornell does say they are required. Maybe someone is aware of some students being admitted without them, and they can chime in. One option would be to call, as you suggest. Obviously they won't refund the $80, but you could at least learn whether or not they will seriously entertain his application. Another option would be to switch the application to another major at Cornell that does not require subject tests (some do not). Obviously this only works if there is a similar area of study that interests him. I suspect Cornell would be willing to make that change for him, if such a comparable option exists. Best of luck!
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 9837 replies110 threads Senior Member
    @kajaet - I know of a student who was offered a spring admission a few cycles ago because she hadn't realized she needed the subject tests. The offer was contingent on her taking the two subject tests with some minimum score (not sure what that number was). She was an extremely strong candidate with a major hook so I'm not sure if that was an exception or something the college regular offers.
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  • KajaetKajaet 21 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @altmusicman and @momofsenior1 Thank you for your responses. He will call and explain his mess up and see where he ends up. Unfortunately, I think the writing supplement was his best work yet but very targeted to a specific major. Without re-writing, It will be an awkward fit in other colleges so He'll have to decide how bad he wants this.
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  • stressed2019stressed2019 106 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @CCTA334 I am doing A&S for the statistics major
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  • Terris_Ad_AstraTerris_Ad_Astra 31 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @CCTA334 Also applying to Arts & Sciences, for the physics major.
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  • redcloud17redcloud17 117 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Hey all! I'm currently mentally preparing myself to write the 650-word essay... :)
    edited December 2018
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  • DaedricSaiyanDaedricSaiyan 403 replies16 threads Member
    @orc222 Sorry for the late reply lol. I took the Math II and Chem for my subject tests. I got a 740 and 750 on them respectively.
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  • collegebound326collegebound326 45 replies0 threads Junior Member

    Please rate my essay any feedback would be great.
    International student.
    it's a letter to myself in the future to my young self.




    Dear Young Krish,

    I’m writing to inform you that you have succeeded.

    I remember how it all began. In broad daylight, a dark black suitcase hangs beside a struggling lawyer, Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman. A charming, impatient man prepared to bend the rules to help people. As Breaking Bad’s crooked lawyer, he was an easy way for the show to move beyond money laundering. But for us, the show was more than just money. Perhaps, we already knew all we needed from our commerce-related internships. No, as a young 14-year old, our path changed before our eyes.

    Cornell. History or ‘His story’ as I liked to call it. Law.

    You, or I guess we, became obsessed(in that exact order). Looking for “Legal Studies” books in the library was a thrill; exploring law through former lawyers and local firms and reading articles on Gamble v. United States and Brown v. Board of Education, proved to be infatuating. But if I’m honest, our interest began long before my 2016 binge-watching of the Breaking Bad prequel. It began when we were studying Indian civics. With full scores and a textbook our head was constantly buried in, the social sciences always spoke to us, just like Cornell did.

    Despite your inability to pursue law or even a humanities stream in high school due to lack of choice, the work you did in commerce has been invaluable. You tenaciously found connections between commerce and law - viewing your business classes as classes in persuasion. And the case studies you became entangled within entrepreneurship were merely lessons in interpreting facts. The history courses you took from Harvard University kept your mind curious about the world around you.

    With some of the best departments in country for historical study and top-rated faculty, including professors Glenn Altschuler and lecturer Jason Glenn, our knowledge on empires, colonialism and historical geography flourished at the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences through courses like HIST 3542: The Ottoman Empire 1800-1922 and HIST 4460: Strategy in World War II.

    Remember that time when everybody struggled with that Climate change chapter?
    We inevitably managed to breeze through it and went on to pursue a minor in Climate Change at Cornell.

    Because of your hard work, I am writing to you as a practicing lawyer. While I certainly don’t bend the rules like Saul, I do manage to help a few people here and there.

    Best regards,

    Krish Sapru, J.D.




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  • DaedricSaiyanDaedricSaiyan 403 replies16 threads Member
    @collegebound326 Might be better if you PM your essay instead of posting it publicly, for your privacy :)

    I'll be happy to send my thoughts soon via PM
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  • Jake12345Jake12345 39 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Applied Cornell RD after deferred from Penn ED. What other schools have you guys gotten into//applying to? I have gotten into Bing UMass Penn State Michigan state and Albany. Still waiting for UVA and UNC. I also applied to Georgia Tech and USC RD.
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  • redcloud17redcloud17 117 replies1 threads Junior Member
    What would you guys say are the words that come to your mind when you hear "Cornell"?
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  • bachbendbachbend 81 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Finally submitted my application today :) I'm applying to ILR, and don't have *spectacular* stats, but they aren't absolutely abysmal- just meh. Cornell is one of my top choices, and I was already accepted to my state schools (UofA and ASU) and the University of Notre Dame! Very excited to see what comes of the agonizing wait ahead :)
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  • iiRoMiiiiRoMii 141 replies16 threads Junior Member
    How significant of a disadvantage is it if I only submit 1 SAT subject test for A&S? On their website, it says they would still consider an applicant but just wondering.
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  • shayshackshayshack 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I applied ED ILR and got deferred. So far I’ve gotten into Arizona, IU Kelley, Wisconsin, and Michigan
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  • shayshackshayshack 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I also applied to UVA,UNC,UCLA, Villanova and Emory
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  • Cornellian2000Cornellian2000 26 replies5 threads Junior Member
    stats? I also got deferred from ILR. @shayshack
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