Colossus — if you apply early enough, you can hear back early. I applied to my university in September or October and heard back fairly quickly. Especially if you are above average… so it could be possible.
@West: Well, yeah, that goes for most colleges, but certainly not for most top tier schools like Cornell, that don’t have rolling admissions. They can’t let you know their decision before the first of December, otherwise Cornell was breaking the Amazing, Divine Ivy League Pact. Well.. yeah. Because that would disadvantage the other schools the applicant has probably applied to.
^ Still not really relevant. They could be a year or two apart in age and this post would still work. Lots of people graduate high school and take a year or two to work and save up money before applying to university.
I call fake too. You don’t get a “letter” when you get accepted to Cornell – you get a large package in which there are about three different letters all with YOUR NAME on them. It would be pretty hard to miss…
*from someone who has done the Cornell admissions game*
This wasn’t made with the Facebook Quotes generator as that automatically blacks out the entire surname – it doesn’t blur it and it doesn’t leave the first letters of the surname even if they are the same (as shown in this post).
It seems fake because of the insensitivity shown by giving bad news over Facebook, but then maybe not all families and relatives behave in as considerate a way as they should. Not everyone is the same.
If this is real I kinda think she deserves it for being dumb enough not to check the name, especially if she has a sister who she would have known had applied for the same university.
you are reading FAR too much into this, its entirely plausible the dumbass saw an envelope assumed the thing was hers had tunnel vision on the “you have been accepted” then swanned off out to the school to brag to all her friends or whatever idiots do who can’t read do. you cant work on the assumption that every single member of a family is in a household at exactly the same time to get their mail or discuss things.
(Can anyone else not see the numbers on the Comments?)
If you knew your twin (or non-twin) sister applied to the same college as you at the same time, wouldn’t the name on the envelope be the first thing you checked for? Wouldn’t you have already played out the “What if only one of us gets in scenario?” in your mind and worried about it?
Also, I can’t imagine that two candidates to attend Cornell would type like 5th graders. Stephanie didn’t even capitalize “Cornell,” which was the point of the post. Fake.
You’d think that in the HOUR it took her to say “What the eff is going on!!!ELEVENTY!!! after she says “why dad?” that she would’ve checked the name, not begged SOMEONE PLEEEASE!! via facebook tell her what’s going on.
She gets home, sees an envelope, opens it excitedly. Her sister didn’t tell her she was applying. Maybe her sister is younger, or older, or the same age, but for whatever reason, she decided not to say anything. Maybe she didn’t want to stress Steph out, maybe she thought she wouldn’t get in so why even mention it, etc.
After finding out, she goes to a friend’s house to celebrate. She periodically checks Facebook. When she sees the first few comments, she’s starting to get nervous, but since she didn’t know her sister applied, she keeps brushing it off. When she gets back on, she’s realized that something pretty bad has happened, maybe even calls her dad, but he doesn’t answer because he feels so bad for her. So he responds on Facebook; maybe as a father, he thinks it’s more private than it really is. Many adults come across as perfectly intelligent in how they craft their sentences, but can’t understand Facebook for the life of them.
You think Cornell is a joke? We have the best engineering program in the ivy league, the best hotel school in the world, the only undergraduate climate/meteorology major in the ivy league, #4 business, amazing German and Spanish…. the list goes on and on
@Michlerish: You’re new here aren’t you? Often the reason these people are so lame is because they use Facebook instead of ordinary face-to-face contact where in fact the face-to-face would be easier and take less time (not to mention won’t make the entire ordeal public). That is why this is lame. Plus, this girl has horrible grammar therefore Cornell is lame for accepting her or her sister.
I would so do that to my kids too! April Fools? ha ha ha I am mean that way tho but its all in good fun!!!
As for the grammar police here….how many of your write like you would in a college class when on facebook or talking to friends?? I damn sure dont! Facebook I do not need to be collegiate and it is my friends reading it not the college! I keep my profile private!!!
cornell728 get over yourself. you go to cornell…weak. any school that has a school of agriculture and a hotel school is not a respectable institution by ivy standards. you forgot a ranking for cornell: highest suicide rate in the country. that’s just terrific.
Chris Cornell, if it IS the real you (and I have a sneaking suspicion it isn’t):
You have no authority to speak about anything since you left Audioslave. You had Rage Against the Machine as your god-damn BACKING BAND and you quit. Regardless of whatever “differences” you may have had, you are a moron and should not be listened to on any subject.
PS: I didn’t like the Casino Royale theme song either.
It’s probably pulled from that Make a Facebook Convo generator.
I suspect this because the font is darker than the rest of the entries on this site and the time interval between each comment is 1 hour.
Your scenario makes a reasonable amount of sense, but I take exception to “So he responds on Facebook; maybe as a father, he thinks it’s more private than it really is.”
Maybe as a father? They don’t actually lobotomise men after they’ve had children, y’know? This guy has two daughters who are in with a chance of going to a decent school, and he’s using a social networking site to communicate with them – I doubt he’s that stupid.
The father of teenagers of college age could be anywhere from just below 40 to over 60 – that’s the generation that built the internet, btw. (‘s ok – anytime!)
And he’s unlikely to have thought his comment was going to be private when he was replying to a status posting where he could see other people’s comments appearing.
But, hey, duh – he’s a father: most likely reason for the four hour gap between his posts is that’s how long it took him to type the second one.
Sorry if *your* dad’s a retard.
Incidentally, I call probable fake too; not sure if it matters though . . .
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Why all slate Cornell? Sure, you can study agriculture, hoteliery, and even food and beverage management there. It’s pathetic intellectual snobbery to think that’s a bad thing. Why is learning ancient Assyrian or medieval philosophy so susperior? The advancement of study of how to grow food seems far more useful (and liable to save lives) than the ability to hold an argument with Thomas Aquinas. You’re more likely to run a complex multinational business than to bump into an ancient Assyrian. Running farms and businesses is not something only done by stupid people, and the injection of intelligent and well-educated young people into those fields can only be a good thing. The idea that they’re just vocational/professional subjects, not “academic”, and therefore shouldn’t be at a “real university” are rubbish: most good universities have schools of business, medicine, law, education or engineering and those are considered to be perfectly fine professional schools. Why shouldn’t agriculture? It’s highly closed-minded, and relies on perpetuating outdated 19th century stereotypes of what is a “valid profession” for a nice middle class young man.
You get out of education what you put into it.
If you dont put any effort into it, you wont get good grades whether you go to a college where the lecturer is Einstein or a a college where the lecturer is Detective Mittens.
Maybe the “better” colleges just have more motivated students, you know..
Wow, way to make that girl feel worse by saying that she didn’t get in Cornell on the world wide web. That news should have been said at home.
I give the father the “Worst Protecting Your Child from Embarrassment” award.
Why do you consider this mean? I mean, it’s the truth right? He (dad) just stated the facts before there were too many congratulations going around and then she would have had to explain to hundreds more people. Also, she avoids the horrible “oh so when you leaving for cornell” conversations.