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Off to Cornell on Scholarship! 

Rabei Javaid (A-2) narrates her experience at The City School and the process of applying to Cornell

“Ma’am, it’s either Barnard or Cornell.”

“You should apply to Cornell.”

“But I’m not confident enough, Ma’am. I don’t think I’ll get in.”

“You’ll get in. Don’t think too much. “

This is pretty much how I applied to the place that’s going to be my home for the next four years.

On the 8th of December, I was all set for rejection, too scared to view the decision till the next day. Although I was accepted, I was also prepared for disappointment because of the possibility of not getting enough financial aid and so I was still very scared. Anyway, I am going to go!

I guess it was my lucky day. Read more

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