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Calling all Cornell 2008 applicants

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08 Oct 2007, 13:21
But by when should they recieve it to consider my application in R1?

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08 Oct 2007, 13:31
How about submitting a 507 word essay for 400 word one?

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08 Oct 2007, 13:40
too many words over the limit... try to bring it down to 450.....

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08 Oct 2007, 13:41
At least

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08 Oct 2007, 16:30
gmat_march wrote:

I have an email from them saying attested photocopies of my indian transcripts will work

If that's what he said... you have your proof.

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08 Oct 2007, 16:34
450 is too much.

It's risky to go with 450 words because after reading 25 straight 400 word essays, the adcomm will spot a 450 word essay easily. Now 1100 words in a 1000 word essay would be a little bit more difficult to spot.

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08 Oct 2007, 17:58
also... verified/attensted/notarized transcript copies work

Called up cornell ad-com, talked to person, was told that they accept notarized photocopies of transcripts.

If anyone here is from non US institution, a quick stop at any UPS store, 10\$ for notary services, and hey presto!! all intl transcript headaches solved.

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08 Oct 2007, 22:13
I just submitted.

Now to do more essays for more schools. Yippeee!!!

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08 Oct 2007, 22:24
aviroop wrote:
also... verified/attensted/notarized transcript copies work

Called up cornell ad-com, talked to person, was told that they accept notarized photocopies of transcripts.

If anyone here is from non US institution, a quick stop at any UPS store, 10\$ for notary services, and hey presto!! all intl transcript headaches solved.

But if you have the offical transcript in a sealed envelope with you, just send it across. No Notary required for that.

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08 Oct 2007, 22:31
ya..I didnt have sealed transcripts...
just FYI for other applicants

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08 Oct 2007, 23:11
What I have heard from my cousin in Wharton is that - It is okie to overshoot the limit in one of the essays by 100-200 words (on the base of 1000 words) but make sure you do so in only 1 not all. All others should be under the limit.

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09 Oct 2007, 09:26
Any other R1s submitting today?

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09 Oct 2007, 09:37
Guys. My TOEFL speaking score is a stupid 24 [114/20]

Cornell ***recommends*** a score of 25 in each section of TOEFL. Do you guys think I should address this somewhere.

I am planning not to address it, because I am planning to use the optional essay to talk about other things that "add" to my application.

Just checking what you guys think. Any thoughts?

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09 Oct 2007, 10:04
kidderek wrote:
Any other R1s submitting today?

I'll be submitting mine tomorrow ...

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09 Oct 2007, 10:41
prasad, you are off by just one point, and I am sure your other scores and activities (Including interview) will clarify to the adcom about your communication skills. So I agree with you that you should not use the valuable optional essay space for this.

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09 Oct 2007, 19:41
Way to go to those of you who submitted. Looks like this season's rat race has officially begun!

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09 Oct 2007, 20:33
gmat_march wrote:
kidderek wrote:
Any other R1s submitting today?

I'll be submitting mine tomorrow ...

Cutting it a little close.

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09 Oct 2007, 21:40
submitted 12:39am 10/10

waiting for rejection letter, starting . . . now

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10 Oct 2007, 14:27
submitted this afternoon.
all hell broke loose at the last hour. My hard disk crashed. I had everything entered/backed up, but still ..
Couldn't upload my transcript on the website for some reason, had to email them.
Reco. was submitted in the last hour as well. ...huff.

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12 Oct 2007, 13:39
Dumb question time:

Does everything on the application checklist have to be "complete" for the application to be considered for the first round?

Currently, I have recommendations as not received and test scores as unverified. But I over night-ed the reco's and they were signed for day before the deadline and I purchased an additional test report back in September.

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12 Oct 2007, 13:39

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