Cornell Waitlist Class of 2023

@hhap1234 I don’t think until after May 1st. I was looking at last year’s waitlist forum and they seemed to hear back starting on May 3rdish through the next couple weeks. It’s going to be a long six weeks ?

@lilalzi what school

@WhatAreCollege Which department of AAP did you apply for? Architecture?

Hey guys,
Wanted to open up this discussion for all people who were waitlisted from Cornell! If you were, comment down below and say what school at Cornell waitlisted you.

I applied for the B.S in Urban and Regional Studies

getting waitlisted CALS is not a big deal really… just means you were underqualified but they’d consider you in case a qualified student rejects their spot. WAITLISTED CALS

If you want to pursue the WL, I would contact the adcom around mid April with an essay to show continued interest, 1 or 2 recommendation letters (maybe one from your GC), any additional info like awards, latest transcript. If you are able, let them know you would accept an offer off the WL. Give them a call few days after May 1 to see if they would go to the WL.
WL process is very fast - a phone call to your GC or you to see if you would be interested, often you would only get 1-2 days to make a decision. They would usually go down the list until they fill the class.

If you are WL it doesn’t mean you are not qualified because adcom tries to create a community with different students. My kid was WL at Cornell and was offered a spot in May. She had a very successful experience at Cornell, which included high GPA and a dream job.

We were very proactive about getting her off the WL and she was lucky that Cornell took over 100 students off the WL that year.

Waitlisted ILR. Was expecting my 8th rejection haha but now I feel I’m so close it’ll be hard to hear a no

Thank you @oldfort for the advice and information! It gives us here some hope ?

Waitlisted for COE (engineering)
Any1 else for engineering?

@oldfort thank you for this response, definitely some helpful information! may i ask like what context u come from and are getting this info from? are u familiar/involved with cornell? they said in their info to not rlly submit new letters of rec, should this be disregarded?

waitlisted at CALS

@qwxmntklp - I googled:
There are some schools that do not want additional information, but I didn’t think it was the case with Cornell.
I am a parent of 2 Cornell graduates. One got in through WL and the second one via ED. My older one got off both Cornell and Duke’s WLs. Her GC worked very hard to get her off by calling. The GC was told that D1’s stats were such that they thought she would not matriculate at Cornell. It was why my younger D ED at Cornell.

thank you for this info @oldfort

Waitlisted at CALS! There seems to be a lot of us… does CALS normally take a bunch on the wait list? Does anyone have any stats on specifically CALS waitlists?

Waitlisted at Cornell’s College of Engineering

I was waitlisted by CoE. I have a question about submitting an update.

On the student portal, there is an option to upload “Waitlist Correspondence” documents.

On the Cornell engineering website, it says to send “an email update via” It continues on, “Your updates should not be lengthy. In general, two or three sentences will suffice.”

Does this mean that the email on the website is for confirming genuine interest in getting off the waitlist, whereas the student portal is for LOCI’s?

My D is waitlisted for CALS. She called yesterday to get info on timing and recommended next steps. The woman that answered was short. I am sure they are getting many calls. She was told to email questions. They would not respond over the phone.

What are your chances of getting in as a transfer if you were waitlisted?

This is not a good time to call. They are getting many angry calls now. We were advised to call mid April.