Do e-mails+physical letters actually mean anything?

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MyNameIsntJames

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Do e-mails+physical letters actually mean anything?

Postby MyNameIsntJames » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:00 pm

Hey I recently received a couple e-mails from Columbia Law that encouraged me to apply and gave me a fee waiver. I also got a physical packet of information from them today that I arrived at my parent's house (I'll go pick that up soon).

Is this a sign I have a legit shot (50%+) of getting into the school or is this generic shit they send to everybody in the country?

I'm planning on retaking and applying next cycle but clearly that would be a dumb move if Columbia is an option now.

curry1

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Re: Do e-mails+physical letters actually mean anything?

Postby curry1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:46 pm

MyNameIsntJames wrote:Hey I recently received a couple e-mails from Columbia Law that encouraged me to apply and gave me a fee waiver. I also got a physical packet of information from them today that I arrived at my parent's house (I'll go pick that up soon).

Is this a sign I have a legit shot (50%+) of getting into the school or is this generic shit they send to everybody in the country?

I'm planning on retaking and applying next cycle but clearly that would be a dumb move if Columbia is an option now.


this is irrelevant, what are your #'s? If 172 + passable gpa, you have a good shot (not relevant for URM)

echonov

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Re: Do e-mails+physical letters actually mean anything?

Postby echonov » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:58 pm

AFAIK, there's no evidence that receiving a waiver (or any other kind of contact from a school) is a meaningful or significant indicator of application outcomes. Are your stats in range for Columbia?



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