acrt19 wrote:Grad cafe may be useful, but clearly not even close to everyone posts their results there. Assuming Cornell doesn't accept anyone else after their first round is wrong. They have a small program in pure math (8-12 students each year). Even if you weren't in the first round (probably 10-15 acceptances), it's quite possible you will be accepted later. As long as a school gives you a decision before April 15, then they are being proper.
I mean, technically, sure. There's no law that says schools HAVE to have their decisions released by some date bounded away from April 15. Maybe "proper" was the wrong word for me to use. What I'm talking about has more to do with "decency."
I think it is positively indecent for Stanford to hold off on rejecting anyone way longer than necessary (given that the facts suggest it's clear from the get that they KNOW they're going to be rejecting certain folks). The Cornell case is more difficult to evaluate, but I just hate being in limbo, and it's so easy to get frustrated! I've heard the metaphor that admissions are like pruning a tree--they trim from the leaves (very strong applicants admitted) and roots (weak applicants rejected), but knowing that just makes me feel worse.
From your profile it seems you're in the same situation as I with regard to Cornell. I wish you well.