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Online Application form [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 04:49
Is anyone else having problems accessing the online application form?
When i click 'apply onlne/login', I get redirected to another site saying i'm not authorized to view the page.

Wondering whether this is because the 2008 application is not ready yet, or due to some security setting on my computer.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 05:07
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 08:35
Me, 25, female. GMAT will be avail (hopefully) on Sept. 8th.

Regarding GPA... I still don't know how to convert. I graduated from UNSW, Australia, moderate transcript. Anyone knows how to calculate GPA from Ozzie's normal transcript, please do share with me.

Btw, Cornell hasn't open its Online Application, has it? And the essay questions are nowhere to be found...
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Re: Online Application form [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 11:59
waldeck55 wrote:
Is anyone else having problems accessing the online application form?
When i click 'apply onlne/login', I get redirected to another site saying i'm not authorized to view the page.

Wondering whether this is because the 2008 application is not ready yet, or due to some security setting on my computer.


Step on the boat - Cornell says the 08 app page will open from Fall 2007. It is anybody's best guess what date that might be. I am thinking anytime around the first week of september.

The error is not your computer setting - the fall 08 application cant be accessed coz its not open yet.
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Re: Online Application form [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 17:57
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Step on the boat - Cornell says the 08 app page will open from Fall 2007. It is anybody's best guess what date that might be. I am thinking anytime around the first week of september.

The error is not your computer setting - the fall 08 application cant be accessed coz its not open yet.


Thanks. I understand that. I expect it to open in September too (read it in other Master Degree's page).
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 20:48
If someone is applying under the Graduate School, not the Johnson School, it's there all the time.

http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/index.php

Statement of purpose: A one- or two-page statement stating your reasons for undertaking graduate work, as well as an explanation of your academic interests, including their relation to your undergraduate study and professional goals. Include your full name and your proposed field of study at the top of each page.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2007, 20:52
yeah, looking back at grad school applications, the statement of purpose is SOOOO easy compared to B-school. I wrote mine in one night. ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 08:28
kryzak wrote:
yeah, looking back at grad school applications, the statement of purpose is SOOOO easy compared to B-school. I wrote mine in one night. ;)


that's so funny -- almost 6 years ago, ndhlp was applying to grad school at cornell in life sciences, and it was the exact same essay. No wonder he thought I was out of my head with all the stuff i was doing for b-school. They do say the hardest part is getting in.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 09:53
Yeah, grad school in engineering was a bit harder to survive...
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 13:58
No more engineering grad school - fun days of my life, but the classes are brutal, and those equations.. ohhh..
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2007, 07:31
folks, do you guys know how Cornell places into management consulting, aka Mck/Bain/Bcg?

I'm thinking of submitting an app R2.

Thanks dudes.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2007, 09:49
Just looking at the numbers, Cornell has excellent placements stats. But the one frightening part was that a large percentage get jobs/internships not from on campus recruiting, but via other means.

I'm a little nervous about how their placement stats would be if it were just on-campus recruiting. Or is that the case with all bschools?

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I wonder how well Cornell would be ranked if they were located in NYC, or even some other major city.

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2007, 14:52
Is it just me or is the 2008 application STILL not up? Considering the first round deadline is very early October, you'd think they'd have it up already.

Anyone at least know the essays so I could get started on those?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 17:23
Man this is furstrating, I had alloted this time for cornell app....
I doubt they are going to leave the deadline at 10 Oct. this time ...
Did anyone email these guys about it ..? I'll call them tomorrow sure thing ..
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 17:25
Cornell wont open up the 08 applications until some time in September 07. It is anyone's guess which day that will be. I will consult my astrologer. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 18:06
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Man this is furstrating, I had alloted this time for cornell app....
I doubt they are going to leave the deadline at 10 Oct. this time ...
Did anyone email these guys about it ..? I'll call them tomorrow sure thing ..


It's probably a pretty safe bet that you'll have the "Why MBA, Why Cornell" essay. Last year's limit was 400 words. It's fairly unlikely you'll be wasting your time if you start on that.

Also, unless they've changed, you need to order a transcript from your school - unofficial is fine - so that you can type your transcript into their excel sheet. It's a pain the arse, and I actually outsourced it!

At any rate, order that transcript!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 18:13
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Last year's limit was 400 words.


Really? For "Why MBA and why Cornell"? What can you write in such a short essay? Hmm .. maybe you can write this:

Just cos !!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 18:46
mNeo wrote:
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Last year's limit was 400 words.


Really? For "Why MBA and why Cornell"? What can you write in such a short essay? Hmm .. maybe you can write this:

Just cos !!


Yeah, it was rough. I think I started out with 1000 words and worked my way down.

I learned a lot about saying more with less during that process. Namely, I am too darn verbose and cutting things down usually leads to a leaner, more pointed essay. On the other hand, once you get too low, you do start to lose meaning. Another school (Duke or maybe Yale) had a 500-word limit for the same essay, and that felt much better.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2007, 04:32
It's up and running!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2007, 04:39
Looks like essays are identical to last year's.
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