Well. I paid $75 for a decision.
Seriously? C'mon. Try putting yourself in someone else's shoes. You've apparently decided on ND -- great choice. Congrats. What do you need the decision from Cornell for? I can think of only two reasons: 1) You don't care about the other people involved in this whole mess; or 2) You just wanna stick it to someone like me, who's perhaps being a bit of a jerk about asking you to withdraw.
I'm sorry if I'm coming across as a jerk about this -- honestly. But I'm as frustrated as everyone else over Cornell's tardiness, and for me it really matters. Learning that there are those of you out there who are contributing to the slowness of things, waiting for a decision that doesn't matter only compounds my frustration.
Forgive me for being a jerk. Think about the others involved in the process. Then kindly withdraw. You'll get good karma out of it. I promise.
No, I understand, LitDoc. I don't think you're being a jerk. This is a highly stressful process and it's crunch time. I think, had I gotten a decision earlier from Cornell I would've seriously considered them along with Michigan, and had to take into consideration all the financial aspects, etc. But you're right, I am going to Michigan and don't need to wait for a decision from Cornell.
I think there is something strange in people about getting a decision and having there be finality to the whole process. That is probably an incorrect way of viewing it. The decisions lie with us, the applicants, in where we choose to apply and where we decide to matriculate. Some people are able to withdraw without ever knowing and there are those of us that hang on until the last possible minute. I'm thinking of a friend of mine who, for undergrad, only applied to Harvard and MIT. MIT was his first choice. At home on April 1 there were two envelopes. He opened MIT's and found out he was accepted. He never opened the envelope from Harvard and went to MIT, happy as a clam.
Anyway, I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your decisions and choices. I'm happy with mine and I will withdraw from Cornell.
p.s. I didn't have a stellar LSAT score or incredibly great grades. I went to a branch of a not all that prestigious state university. I think these are the reasons I was possibly deferred in the first place, so I don't think I'm any more
deserving of a decision. We're all entitled to the decision, I think LitDoc is encouraging some of us to make our own decisions here. And we are.