Feb 12, 2007, 7:46 PM
Post #115 of 2979
I'm not sure it would really be cool to do #1 (beside which - and this touches on your second question - it's not actually true until all eight people have actually accepted the offers, and as such, by the time I could state that with any confidence it wouldn't matter because all of the rejection letters would have gone out....)
Re: [LateApplicant] Question for Cornell people
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As for #2, yes, people get in off the waitlist all of the time. In fact, I think it happens every year or two, sometimes more than one person. It's such a great program and has such wonderful funding that it is unusual, but it does happen. Cornell has not historically told people they are on the waitlist, so unless you actually recieve a rejection letter, it is possible that you are on the waitlist.
And while you are waiting for the phone to ring, to add to your agony, if I remember this right, the phone calls were not all made on the same day, and I think I got my call four or five days after Syb's... In other words, they may very well not have called all of the applicants yet.