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Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 16:48
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I got my admit call last week (3rd week of December 2011) and the package is somewhere in the mail.

So, here is the thread for those with whom I will be spending next 2 years in Ithaca!

Lets discuss how much time we are going to take off this summer, how much money we are going to spend in the next 2 years and what are we planning to do after Spring 2014.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 11:30
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Congratulations to all of those who've gotten in! I look forward to seeing you all on campus next year :-)
To those who are undecided, I'm happy to offer my opinion/advice on the merits/demerits of Cornell vs another program. Feel free to reach out and we can set-up a time to talk.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 07:17
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Hey Alex,

Congratulations on your Johnson acceptance! I look forward to meeting you at Destination Johnson in April! The advice that I was given is to try to place out of as many classes as you can to lessen the work load. Some stuff they will automatically exempt you from, like if you passed the Financial part of the CPA, you don't have to take accounting. And other things you just can't place out of. I guess it's up to you based on the amount of time that you are going to dedicate to refreshing. No harm is having one less class right?

Congratulations again!

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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 19:08
the only hesitation for me to enroll is the undecided scholarship. Anyone gets it, pls let us know!
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 21:55
Did your app status update?

I got the call Monday, but my app is still at "complete"
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 23:24
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Did your app status update?

I got the call Monday, but my app is still at "complete"


I got the email two and a half hours after receiving the call. Once your status changes, it should read:

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Submission Status: Submitted
Submitted Date: 10/7/2011 xx:xx:xx AM EST
Offer - Congratulations and welcome to The Johnson School. Please click the link below to review your letter.


If your status remains the same by tomorrow, you can probably shoot a quick email to your Admissions Rep.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2011, 08:14
Just a follow-up:

I emailed my admissions rep and told her my status hadn't changed. She didn't respond yet, but within an hour my status was updated.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 10:33
Two days after decision deadline and six days after acceptance call I got an email that says that I am not getting any scholarships:

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Dear Ralex,

I’m sorry to report we are unable to make you a scholarship award offer. The high number of applications received made the selection process rigorous and highly competitive. ... Please consider funding from sources outside of Johnson...



Here I come, loans!
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 10:37
In the same boat :) .... no scholarship
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 10:42
There is a list of core classes on the Johnson website :

http://www2.johnson.cornell.edu/current ... /core.html

There is also an exemption exam available for each one of them. I wonder, since I took similar classes 2 years ago - can I place out of all of them? I looked over the sample tests and it looks like with some studying I can pass them. Should I do that? How many classes should I try to place out of? Do I get to take electives instead of core classes?

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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 07:46
Got some $. Not much but something is better than nothing.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 07:48
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Got some $. Not much but something is better than nothing.


Congrats Mumbai247! When did you get the email and who did it come from? I'm still waiting on mine.

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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 08:02
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Got some $. Not much but something is better than nothing.


Congrats Mumbai247! When did you get the email and who did it come from? I'm still waiting on mine.

Thanks!


same here. still haven't received mine yet.
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 11:10
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Got some $. Not much but something is better than nothing.


Congrats Mumbai247! When did you get the email and who did it come from? I'm still waiting on mine.

Thanks!


Got some money as well..I got the scholarship e-mail yesterday, Dec 22, 12:51 PM EST
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2011, 05:00
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Got some $. Not much but something is better than nothing.


Congrats Mumbai247! When did you get the email and who did it come from? I'm still waiting on mine.

Thanks!


The email was sent by lac8@cornell.edu on 22-Dec-11
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 18:59
same here. it's going to rain loans for me!

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In the same boat :) .... no scholarship
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 07:56
Anyone planning to go to the Happy Hour in NYC tomorrow?
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2012, 05:10
Any international students here? Does anyone know on the loan options for Cornell (without US Cosigner)

Also has everyone sent in there official transcripts or is it only to be sent once you accept the offer and pay the deposit?
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2012, 09:57
I can share what I know:

The credit union loan that's explained on the school website is not available immediately for international students. Reason:
(a) The loan applications only open April 01 of each year and
(b) The school does not allow international students to quote US student loans on the DoF form. Why? No clue.

According to a reply I received from the financial aid office, you can use multiple "private sponsors" on the DoF form (which gets you the I-20). These "private sponsors" can be US or international.

I'm not sure if "private sponsors" includes bank loans. Still waiting for a cystal clear answer on that. Will post once I hear.


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Any international students here? Does anyone know on the loan options for Cornell (without US Cosigner)

Also has everyone sent in there official transcripts or is it only to be sent once you accept the offer and pay the deposit?
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Re: Admitted to Cornell Johnson: Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2012, 09:03
An update on the financial/FAFSA process.


Dec 22, 2011 - received an email from Johnson saying "I’m sorry to report we are unable to make you a scholarship award offer."
Feb 11, 2012 - Submitted my tax documents
Feb 14, 2012 - Filed FAFSA and notified financialaid@johnson.cornell.edu
Feb 22, 2012 - Received an email from Cornell :

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We will begin sending out student loan award notifications to our admitted students early March. This notification will outline the cost of attendance, loans you qualify for and instructions on how to proceed.


March 5, 2012 - Received an email from Cornell :

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... Attached you will find three documents:· Your financial aid award notification · Federal Grad PLUS application · Loan comparison chart
... If you wish to decline or partially accept any part of your award please notify our office by replying to this email. ... This award is valid for the 2012-13 academic year. ...


--Alex

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