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Cornell Spring 2020 Transfer Thread

sbu2022sbu2022 12 replies1 threads New Member
Anyone considering spring admission? Do we get lower or higher chance to get in?
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  • WWWayneWWWayne 28 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I am thinking about it. I figure that the chance is mostly likely to be similar.
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  • sbu2022sbu2022 12 replies1 threads New Member
    @WWWayne I guess there are different acceptance rate based on major
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  • CongratsCongrats 44 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I am applying for CAS Econ major. Would you please take a look and share your thoughts on my chance?

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  • ah3rttttah3rtttt 1 replies0 threads New Member
    do you guys know if it's any easier to get in as a spring transfer than it is for fall? i would assume it might be easier for spring because more people would be applying for fall
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  • Sam577Sam577 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited October 17
    I applied for Spring and I spoke with the Assistant Dean at CAS when I visited. She said it’s slightly less competitive in Spring.
    edited October 17
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hey everyone. There are currently two Cornell Spring 2020 Transfer Threads that both have 5 replies. Not sure which one is going to become the official thread, but I choose this one. We were here first lol

    I am applying to ILR and we will see how that goes.
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Congrats Your stats look promising but keep in mind that CAS is a slaughterhouse (especially for Econ majors) even though they are one of the colleges that accepts the most Spring transfers. If you look back on previous transfer threads, you will see a lot of seemingly qualified people get rejected. However, if you wrote the best essays you could and overall gave it your best shot, I would not worry about anything. Best of luck!!

    @ah3rtttt It probably depends on which college you apply to. I was told by one of the Associate Directors of Admissions at ILR that the acceptance rate stays the same for both Spring and Fall. Also, there are likely colleges that increase their acceptance rate in the Spring because they have more space. Lastly, there are also colleges that likely decrease their acceptance rate in the Spring to leave room for Fall transfers (CALS maybe does this)

    As @Sam577 pointed out, there are far fewer people applying in the Spring than in the Fall not just to Cornell but for pretty much every school in the nation. This might help you by helping you stand out more or it might hinder you by making you seem average.

    As always, the competency level of your opponents bears far greater importance than how many opponents you have. Good luck to you as well!
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  • JustLSNMoJustLSNMo 3 replies1 threads New Member
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  • Sam577Sam577 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Has everyone recived their applicant ID and access to their Financial Aid to do list? I have three things on my to do list that are marked initiated, but with no further instructions. Do I need to do anything for now?
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @sam577 I don’t know about everyone but I have. Ignore the transfer transcript that is for them. If there are other things on there, try clicking them to see if you can obtain more information. If you find anything that states something like “student action needed” then you may have to submit additional/supplemental documents directly to them using the following website:
    https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/Submit/Form/Page?form=401eb8a5-929d-495a-9769-16c4aa972992&page=136656&token=JNdOri1na0Gwygj9ce8QW8IW3Kprr6+6IuktOv5qZ6I=

    As the website states, submit primary documents through IDOC only!

    If you have any questions or are unsure about which documents to submit, I would strongly advise you to contact their financial aid office.
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Sam577 Also forget to mention that the status of all financial aid documents can only be initiated at this point in time. Days (or even hours) before decisions come out, some people’s financial aid document status changes to ordered which is 99.9% indicative of an acceptance. However, not everybody who is accepted gets the ordered status change so I would not stress over that that too much.
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  • Sam577Sam577 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @vexed2death Thanks! I have three items in my to do list, FAFSA, W2, and Transcripts, all marked “initiated”. Nothing happens when I click on them. I have already submitted all of those, so I was wondering if I need to do something else. But as you said, it can only be initiated as of now, so I probably don’t need to do anything.
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  • Sam577Sam577 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I would like to ask everyone to please stick to this thread for Cornell spring transfer discussions as to avoid confusion.
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Sam577 Strange, I did not know that Cornell required FAFSA, I thought they only required the CSS Profile. Either way, submit the FAFSA as soon as possible, if you have already done so give them time to process your submission.

    Also, submit W-2 Form(s) as soon as possible using IDOC only and monitor the submission of those using IDOC. That requirement should disappear in your IDOC once the document is processed and verified (takes 3-5 business days, although for me it took 1 day). If that has already happened then be patient and give Cornell’s financial aid office time to process the submission.

    If like 1 week or several weeks went by after submission and those items are still in your checklist, contact Cornell’s financial aid office to make sure they have received those documents.

    Lastly, like I said ignore the transfer transcript as that is something on their end and will always be present in your financial aid checklist.
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  • Sam577Sam577 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @vexed2death Cornell does require FAFSA for all students applying to financial aid. I did upload those documents on IDOC, so I will give it a few days before contacting them.
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  • indyextramusicindyextramusic 11 replies0 threads New Member
    edited October 21
    Is anyone applying to Performing and Media Arts? Or does anyone know if it's difficult to get into or not?
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @indyextramusic Not sure about Performing and Media Arts as there were few if any Performing and Media Arts applicant(s) on previous threads, however, like I said previously, CAS is hard to get into pretty much universally despite the fact that CAS is one of the colleges that accepts the highest number of transfers in the Spring. In previous threads there were a lot of really qualified Econ applicants as well as other applicants that got rejected.

    Also, the last time they released admissions statics was I believe in Fall 2011 so times have changed but not that much especially when considering the acceptance rate of one college in relation to the other colleges. Moreover, keep in mind that more people apply in the Fall so Cornell tends to accept more people into every program at that point.

    Fall 2011 Stats: https://dpb.cornell.edu/documents/1000156.pdf

    Lastly, did you have to submit any supplemental materials such as a portfolio? If so, then that might give you a clue as to the rigor and competitiveness of gaining admission to this program.

    If you wrote passionate essays and gave it your best shot on everything else then that’s all you can really do. Good luck!
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  • CongratsCongrats 44 replies4 threads Junior Member
    It's just painful to wait with no clue about my chance lol. I guess the decisions will be out around november mid?
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Congrats 1) Everyone here is in the same boat as you. In fact, all transfers applicants are at one point or another nervously awaiting their overdue decisions. Luckily, as Spring transfer applicants we only have to wait 4-8 weeks until we hear back (best case scenario we will hear back after Thanksgiving Break, worst case Scenario we will hear back around Christmas time).

    Regardless, this is why this community exists in the first place. There would be little point in supporting each other if decisions were rendered instantaneously or on a next day basis. This is hard and we are here to help each other through it.

    2) I already said your stats look very good for the program you are applying to. However, you are applying to a very competitive program. You can see this by looking at previous threads and witnessing the sheer number of rejects received by highly qualified applicants (much like you) that specifically applied to CAS for Econ.

    Beyond this, you are an international student and Cornell does not practice need-blind admissions for international students. Meaning that if you applied for financial aid, Cornell will see this and this can and most likely will affect their decision in a negative way.

    This is probably the best you are going to get on CC since there are no admissions counselors on here (as far as any of us know lol). Especially none that are going to tell you for sure “you are definitely going to get in” or “you are definitely going to get rejected.”

    Like I also said before, if you did the best job you could (especially on the essay by conveying passion and fit), you have nothing to worry about!

    I hope this helps and once again good luck!
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  • vexed2deathvexed2death 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @congrats Allow me to clarify on need-aware admissions for international applicants. Cornell is need-aware when it comes to international applicants, nonetheless, this may not exactly be a bad thing. It all depends on your need, if your need is high relative to the other international applicants, then this will likely affect their decision in a negative way. However, if your need is low in relation to the other international applicants, then it will likely not affect your application; in fact, it may even give you a slight advantage.
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