Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby GuyNoir, Private Eye » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:14 pm

SleekFire wrote:OK sorry for the dumb question but what is an index?


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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:14 pm

You can find it on the LSDAS report.

I think there is also a calculator on LSN but I might be wrong...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby yagrish » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:17 pm

I'm very surprised that there are only 3 RD people so far on LSN: it seems to be an unusually small batch today

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:20 pm

Maybe most people just haven't gotten their mail...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby jeeves0923 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:33 pm

Nothing in the mail for me... but it takes more than a day to get from NYC to Virginia... here's to hoping

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby prbaglady » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:13 pm

Just checked my mail and nothing from Columbia. On the upside, I did get an acceptance package from Michigan. Yay!

I didn't go complete at Columbia until just before the holidays, so I probably won't hear back until February. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby WAHiker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:16 pm

On index numbers, from DeLoggio: "In establishing presumptive admit and deny ranges, law schools usually aren't looking at grades and LSAT scores separately; instead, they use a numerical formula to combine the two into a single Index Number. Some schools establish their own Index formula; others ask Law Services to calculate a formula for them which correlates grades and LSATs to first year grades in last year's entering class. The formula a school uses may weigh grades and test scores equally, or it may emphasize one over the other; the vast majority of Index formulas emphasize LSAT scores. The average index formula is weighted so that .1 in your gpa equals 1 LSAT point. An "index point" is thus 1 LSAT point or one-tenth of a grade point."

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby mallard » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:36 pm

prbaglady wrote:Just checked my mail and nothing from Columbia. On the upside, I did get an acceptance package from Michigan. Yay!

I didn't go complete at Columbia until just before the holidays, so I probably won't hear back until February. Good luck to everyone else!


This is untrue. Columbia doesn't work like other schools. I didn't go complete until January 5th.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:37 pm

granted you also had auto-admit numbers making the decision a lot easier to make

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:37 pm

mallard wrote:
prbaglady wrote:Just checked my mail and nothing from Columbia. On the upside, I did get an acceptance package from Michigan. Yay!

I didn't go complete at Columbia until just before the holidays, so I probably won't hear back until February. Good luck to everyone else!


This is untrue. Columbia doesn't work like other schools. I didn't go complete until January 5th.


Yes, but you seem to be a bit of an auto-admit (especially with that Harvard acceptance under your belt). Unless prbaglady has similar numbers, they may very well go in rolling order.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby prbaglady » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:39 pm

mallard wrote:
prbaglady wrote:Just checked my mail and nothing from Columbia. On the upside, I did get an acceptance package from Michigan. Yay!

I didn't go complete at Columbia until just before the holidays, so I probably won't hear back until February. Good luck to everyone else!


This is untrue. Columbia doesn't work like other schools. I didn't go complete until January 5th.



Well then, I guess I'll just prepare myself for the waitlist/reject letter in feb/march!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby mallard » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:39 pm

Yes, but I'm pretty sure most Columbia decisions were more or less within the same week last year. Then again, I'm most familiar with people with my or similar numbers, so I could be completely off.

Anyway, it looks like not many people have received stuff today, so if you haven't, that shouldn't be taken as a sign of anything in particular.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby mallard » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:41 pm

prbaglady wrote:Well then, I guess I'll just prepare myself for the waitlist/reject letter in feb/march!


This wasn't what I meant at all - sorry if I was unclear. I'm just saying your completion date and lack of news today doesn't necessarily mean anything, and there's no reason (not knowing your numbers) you wouldn't hear back sometime next week.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby sentinal5656 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:42 pm

im still "completion pending" any 1 else?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby prbaglady » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Lem37 wrote:
mallard wrote:
prbaglady wrote:Just checked my mail and nothing from Columbia. On the upside, I did get an acceptance package from Michigan. Yay!

I didn't go complete at Columbia until just before the holidays, so I probably won't hear back until February. Good luck to everyone else!


This is untrue. Columbia doesn't work like other schools. I didn't go complete until January 5th.


Yes, but you seem to be a bit of an auto-admit (especially with that Harvard acceptance under your belt). Unless prbaglady has similar numbers, they may very well go in rolling order.



I live in Manhattan, so if i don't get anything today or tomorrow, i probably wasn't in that batch of acceptances. I also don't have auto admit numbers and Columbia was one of my reaches.

My top choices are Columbia and NYU, and I'm already in at NYU, so I'm feeling pretty happy with the outcome thus far (though it would be AMAZING to have a choice between both schools!!!!).

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby LGK » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:02 pm

I have a decent chance with numbers both between the 50th and 75th percentiles, and my post office is Columbia's post office, and I've been complete since early October. I'll be sure to post if I do or don't get anything in the mail when I get home.

I'm going to leave work "very early" around 6:30 today so don't expect to hear anything til after 7.
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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Thanks, LGK!

CLS admits a majority of ppl with your stats so you'll be a great gaugue of what's really going on.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:17 pm

Nothing today, but my mail service is notoriously shitty so I am not worried quite yet.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:19 pm

Well if Objection didn't get anything, then no one should worry.

It's weird that there are still only 3 RD acceptances on LSN...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby jeeves0923 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:21 pm

huckabees wrote:Well if Objection didn't get anything, then no one should worry.

It's weird that there are still only 3 RD acceptances on LSN...


It isn't weird if they mailed them yesterday and 2 of the acceptances are overseas (emailed) while the third lives in Manhattan... It's not called snail mail for nothing :D

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:25 pm

I expect a few acceptances to be received tomorrow (particularly in the tri-state area).

I think Monday will be the big day. The wave, if you will.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dr_Nex » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:27 pm

Nothing here in TX. I have a 4.6 index, so pretty much autoadmit.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:02 pm

OK, so pretty much confirms that the rest of us won't be hearing until at least tomorrow or Monday...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby TammyG » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:15 pm

sentinal5656 wrote:im still "completion pending" any 1 else?


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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby franfair » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:33 pm

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