Cornell RD Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

Hey all! I’m currently mentally preparing myself to write the 650-word essay… :slight_smile:

@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.

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.

@collegebound326 Might be better if you PM your essay instead of posting it publicly, for your privacy :slight_smile:

I’ll be happy to send my thoughts soon via PM

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.

What would you guys say are the words that come to your mind when you hear “Cornell”?

Finally submitted my application today :slight_smile: 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 :slight_smile:

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.

I applied ED ILR and got deferred. So far I’ve gotten into Arizona, IU Kelley, Wisconsin, and Michigan

I also applied to UVA,UNC,UCLA, Villanova and Emory

stats? I also got deferred from ILR. @shayshack

Can someone please explain to me the differences between CALS and CAS?! ASAP

@hannah1789 I can’t find the CC thread right now, but as I understand it, CALS is better if you are positive about what you want to go into. CAS lets you explore more—it has a more liberal arts base.

@hannah1789 check out this Youtube link. She is a senior. She explained the difference between two programs. Around 10:10

Anybody else receive a interview already? Mine is tomorrow at 3pm!

I applied to CALS! Does anyone know if CALS has interviews? (I think I read somewhere on the CALS site that says that we don’t have interviews? Idrk tho)

Oh I applied to AAP ^

Hey I kinda applied right on deadline and my supplement I just noticed was kinds cut off
and missing so you think they would accept the. complete also especially if your applying cals help me revise supplement and make it longer

Also I sent bu and Stanford like an hour passed deadline is that ok

Hope you are all doing great! Can you please chance me for Dyson School of Economics and Management. I’ll be very grateful.

SAT: 1490: 800m 690e
*International student from Bangladesh
*O-levels: 5As and 4A
s( appeared in 9 subjects)
A-level: 5A predicted sent by school(will appear in 5)
*Have studied Maths Physics Biology Chemistry, which are strangely all highly recommended by Dyson
*Financial aid: yes

  • ECs:
    • Captain high school basketball team
    • Founder of a basketball club
    • Started a project to help a school in my village.
    • Head of finance at an NGO
    • Campus Head at an NGO
    • 4 week Internship at a bank
    • Taught at an orphanage for free for 4 weeks
    • WWF internship group leader
    • Head of quiz at an Olympiad
    • Head organizer at 3 basketball tournaments

Academic achievements: High achiever 2 years

*Common App essay: 8/10 wrote about what i learnt from an important leadership experience
*Supplement: 9.5/10 worked a lot on it as I initially planned to apply ED
*Teacher and Counselor recs: 9/10

I know no one can really predict anything when it comes to the IVYs but if you can please give your opinions I’ll be very thankful.