Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby lsatbobby » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:00 pm

Sorry hopeful and pineapples. When were your letters dated?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby iceberger » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:01 pm

hopeful09 wrote:Got the hold letter with a 4.7 index. Even if they are holding for yield protection, I agree with one of the above posters that this definitely gives me a more negative impressive of Columbia and makes me less likely to see myself at CLS. I was also originally crossing my fingers for a Hamilton offer...



i can't believe they held a 4.7. Columbia just scares me with this unpredictable cycle of theirs.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Fac Ut Gaudeam » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:24 pm

hopeful09 wrote:Got the hold letter with a 4.7 index. Even if they are holding for yield protection, I agree with one of the above posters that this definitely gives me a more negative impressive of Columbia and makes me less likely to see myself at CLS. I was also originally crossing my fingers for a Hamilton offer...


I got a Hamilton offer with a 4.6 index a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby hopeful09 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:38 pm

My letter was postmarked on February 13th.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Fac Ut Gaudeam » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:40 pm

hopeful09 wrote:My letter was postmarked on February 13th.


lol

Might have something to do with it...

I had my app sent in before December.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby doyleoil » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:41 pm

Fac Ut Gaudeam wrote:
hopeful09 wrote:My letter was postmarked on February 13th.


lol

Might have something to do with it...

I had my app sent in before December.


(s)he's not talking about when the app was in, dude

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby hopeful09 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:52 pm

doyleoil wrote:
Fac Ut Gaudeam wrote:
hopeful09 wrote:My letter was postmarked on February 13th.


lol

Might have something to do with it...

I had my app sent in before December.


(s)he's not talking about when the app was in, dude


Lol, thanks Doyleoil. :)

My hold letter was dated February 13th, and my application was complete by late November. Hope that clears it up for some of you.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Fac Ut Gaudeam » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:58 pm

hopeful09 wrote:My hold letter was dated February 13th, and my application was complete by late November. Hope that clears it up for some of you.


Ahhhh...okay.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby pineapples » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:53 pm

lsatbobby wrote:Sorry hopeful and pineapples. When were your letters dated?


My reserve (not even hold) letter was postmarked and dated 2/20. Ugh.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby lsatbobby » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:59 pm

thanks for the info guys

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby sperry » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:31 pm

Due to a mistake on their end, I just went complete like 5 days ago. I get the feeling I'm going to be waiting a long time.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby thistimereborn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:40 pm

For us early decision deferred applicants, when do you think we'll be hearing from them? (They said they'll reevaluate us after March 1st)

Is it reasonable to expect a response by April 15th?

I was invited to apply for UPenn's Levy Scholarship, which I think i've got a good shot at, and their deadline to accept and withdraw applications from all other schools if offered this scholarship is April 15th.

Columbia is my first choice and it would so painful to not have a decision from them by April 15th...

What do you think?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby gannak » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:03 pm

i think if you get the scholarship you should call columbia and tell them your situation.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby el guapo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:10 pm

My index is 4.7. I was held. I have had a much rougher cycle than I expected. Studied very hard for the lsat and did very well. Good gpa. I believe my ps was very good as well; it cannot have hindered me, in my opinion. My lack of a traditional academic/career path has seemingly hurt me significantly.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby maddy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:13 pm

on hold today...finally!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:22 pm

When was it postmarked, Maddy?


Anyone mind transcribing the hold letter?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby quakeroat » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:28 pm

thistimereborn wrote:For us early decision deferred applicants, when do you think we'll be hearing from them? (They said they'll reevaluate us after March 1st)

Is it reasonable to expect a response by April 15th?

I was invited to apply for UPenn's Levy Scholarship, which I think i've got a good shot at, and their deadline to accept and withdraw applications from all other schools if offered this scholarship is April 15th.

Columbia is my first choice and it would so painful to not have a decision from them by April 15th...

What do you think?

I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Did you send them a LOCI yet, thistimereborn?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby maddy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:29 pm

Objection wrote:When was it postmarked, Maddy?


Anyone mind transcribing the hold letter?


postmarked 2/19. 171/3.7. basically they say that they're still actively considering held applications, we can submit stuff, blah blah, decision by april 20.

so how much additional information would be overkill? i'm going all out with this one - thinking about an extra rec from my thesis advisor, fulbright finalist update, killer loci, and maybe a box of chocolates just for the hell of it.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby kurla88 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:58 pm

el guapo wrote:My index is 4.7. I was held. I have had a much rougher cycle than I expected. Studied very hard for the lsat and did very well. Good gpa. I believe my ps was very good as well; it cannot have hindered me, in my opinion. My lack of a traditional academic/career path has seemingly hurt me significantly.


That sucks, Guapo. Are you an older student?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby thistimereborn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:02 pm

quakeroat wrote:
thistimereborn wrote:For us early decision deferred applicants, when do you think we'll be hearing from them? (They said they'll reevaluate us after March 1st)

Is it reasonable to expect a response by April 15th?

I was invited to apply for UPenn's Levy Scholarship, which I think i've got a good shot at, and their deadline to accept and withdraw applications from all other schools if offered this scholarship is April 15th.

Columbia is my first choice and it would so painful to not have a decision from them by April 15th...

What do you think?

I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Did you send them a LOCI yet, thistimereborn?


Yeah I sent one in already. I hope they actually read it. I put a lot of heart into it hahaha

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby elisecolette » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:04 pm

Anyone know when CLS admitted student days are??

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby yagrish » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:24 pm

elisecolette wrote:Anyone know when CLS admitted student days are??


3/4-5 and 3/25-26

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby daisyduck » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:25 pm

el guapo wrote:My index is 4.7. I was held. I have had a much rougher cycle than I expected. Studied very hard for the lsat and did very well. Good gpa. I believe my ps was very good as well; it cannot have hindered me, in my opinion. My lack of a traditional academic/career path has seemingly hurt me significantly.

That, and all the other held-despite-excellent-numbers are heartbreaking.
If a 4.7 is getting held, what chance does a 4.3 have? *tear*

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby cameltaur » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:27 pm

daisyduck wrote:
el guapo wrote:My index is 4.7. I was held. I have had a much rougher cycle than I expected. Studied very hard for the lsat and did very well. Good gpa. I believe my ps was very good as well; it cannot have hindered me, in my opinion. My lack of a traditional academic/career path has seemingly hurt me significantly.

That, and all the other held-despite-excellent-numbers are heartbreaking.
If a 4.7 is getting held, what chance does a 4.3 have? *tear*


I'm a 4.3 and I was admitted, so you have a chance...

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:35 pm

4.4 index/black male

WL'd at Columbia. Well, "reserve." They begin deliberations at the end of May.

Whatever. No one likes you anyway, CLS.




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