Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby elisecolette » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:51 pm

HibernoPhile wrote:I'm going up to NYC for the NYU Admitted weekend, and I'd really like to know before I get up there if I can hop on the uptown train and check out CLS (unlikely).


+1

trying to book my plane ticket for NYU ASD and don't know if I should consider going up for CLS days too
(but I'm on hold and have zero chance at hearing back in time... but crazier things have happened I guess...)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby HibernoPhile » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:52 pm

At least they're timely in their email responses.

Dear Hibernophile,

Your application is complete but a decision has not yet been made. A decision could be made very soon, perhaps within a month, although we cannot say for sure.

Best wishes,

Columbia Law School


Sooooooooooooo - is a Hold coming my way? I haven't been rejected... doesn't Sound like a waitlist...
I asked for more information and I'm more confused than ever!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby legends159 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:55 pm

KP429 wrote:I was 4.3 and applied late Nov. Didn't go complete until 1/8. It seems like I was one of the last people to hear about a decision and frankly, I will probably withdraw shortly.


Many appreciations if/when you withdraw

oh and that tar is pretty sick. Nadal has got some really good arms

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby bermuda » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:58 pm

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby kumquat » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:03 pm

hey all, i am a 4.3 and was just admitted to columbia. i went complete end of january.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby gahhhhhhhhhh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:13 pm

Objection wrote: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.

Perhaps, just perhaps, your propensity to share your stats on LSN/LSD/TLS led CLS to yp. If I was a CLS adcom troll and I was able to reliably identify an applicant as the same black male who had been accepted to HLS and Michigan (with a Darrow to boot), I'd YP them, too. Why should they roll the dice with their yield when they don't have to? Or maybe auto-admits don't exist.

Write a LOCI and I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Objection » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:11 pm

gahhhhhhhhhh wrote:
Objection wrote: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.

Perhaps, just perhaps, your propensity to share your stats on LSN/LSD/TLS led CLS to yp. If I was a CLS adcom troll and I was able to reliably identify an applicant as the same black male who had been accepted to HLS and Michigan (with a Darrow to boot), I'd YP them, too. Why should they roll the dice with their yield when they don't have to? Or maybe auto-admits don't exist.

Write a LOCI and I'm sure you'll be fine.


I don't have much to hide, and I know that when I was trying to figure out where to apply, I had wished more people were forthcoming with their information. Thus the reason I have been that way.

And I have said several times that I would almost certainly have taken a Hamilton over HLS and a Darrow. They could have protected their yield that way! :D

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby frissle » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:39 pm

Received a "reserve" letter today as well. I really did not think I had much chance to even get this. I know there has probably been discussion of this, but can anyone talk about the chances of getting accepted off this/what would help/how it compares to waitlists/send me a forum link. Thanks

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby magnumxlv » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:02 pm

Does anyone know if the Columbia status checker ever changes from Complete to Under Review, Decision, or some other status?

I only applied back on the 20th, but I'm anxiously waiting on Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby frank_the_tank » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:47 pm

magnumxlv wrote:Does anyone know if the Columbia status checker ever changes from Complete to Under Review, Decision, or some other status?

I only applied back on the 20th, but I'm anxiously waiting on Columbia.



No change.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby wtf180 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:01 pm

4.7 index "on hold"

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:05 pm

Already posted this on the Columbiaaaaaaa thread but its probably more appropriate here.

I broke down the hold group on LSN (non-URM) by index and added acceptance to NYU so we could get an idea how differently NYU is handling it (not that it isn't obvious from looking at the big green acceptance field on the graph).

On hold:

43 total

4.0: 2
4.1: 6
4.2: 13, in NYU 4
4.3: 15, NYU 9
4.4: 4 NYU 3
4.5 3 NYU 1 (1 Harvard here as well)

If there was a 4.6 I missed it.

A lot of these were ED deferrals, to be expected given the unusual amount of people who EDed this year. Not a lot of the above are screaming YP but those may be found amongst the withdrawals.

In '07 when there was a lot of people placed on hold 1 4.5 and 1 4.6 got accepted (most withdrew before a decision), every 4.4 got accepted (5 total), 8 4.3s, 5 4.2s, 2 4.1s and a 4.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:Already posted this on the Columbiaaaaaaa thread but its probably more appropriate here.

I broke down the hold group on LSN (non-URM) by index and added acceptance to NYU so we could get an idea how differently NYU is handling it (not that it isn't obvious from looking at the big green acceptance field on the graph).

On hold:

43 total

4.0: 2
4.1: 6
4.2: 13, in NYU 4
4.3: 15, NYU 9
4.4: 4 NYU 3
4.5 3 NYU 1 (1 Harvard here as well)

If there was a 4.6 I missed it.

A lot of these were ED deferrals, to be expected given the unusual amount of people who EDed this year. Not a lot of the above are screaming YP but those may be found amongst the withdrawals.

In '07 when there was a lot of people placed on hold 1 4.5 and 1 4.6 got accepted (most withdrew before a decision), every 4.4 got accepted (5 total), 8 4.3s, 5 4.2s, 2 4.1s and a 4.

Very interesting DR, thanks for that!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Bklyn » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:17 am

Dead Ringer, that's pretty awesome analysis. Makes me feel much better. Add me to the list (haven't updated my LSN profile yet) as a 4.4 index also accepted at NYU, placed on Hold at Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby slightlyanonymous » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:42 am

Just got a hold letter today, postmarked 2/24
Decision by April 20th, blah blah blah...add it to the pile. :)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dead Ringer » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:21 am

Bklyn wrote:Dead Ringer, that's pretty awesome analysis. Makes me feel much better. Add me to the list (haven't updated my LSN profile yet) as a 4.4 index also accepted at NYU, placed on Hold at Columbia.


Exactly the same as me. We all have to follow the honor system here. No attempts on each others lives or any sort of Tonya Harding action.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby TrampsLikeU$ » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:07 am

Got the "on hold" letter today. 3.75/170...I'm just happy I wasn't flat out rejected. Time for a LOCI I guess.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby daisyduck » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:09 am

in! letter dated 2/24.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby HibernoPhile » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:43 am

daisyduck wrote:in! letter dated 2/24.


Congrats Daisy! It's a little early for scotch, but I think a mimosa is called for.


Dead Ringer wrote:
Bklyn wrote:Dead Ringer, that's pretty awesome analysis. Makes me feel much better. Add me to the list (haven't updated my LSN profile yet) as a 4.4 index also accepted at NYU, placed on Hold at Columbia.


Exactly the same as me. We all have to follow the honor system here. No attempts on each others lives or any sort of Tonya Harding action.


Count me in too. I haven't Technically gotten the hold letter yet, but I haven't heard, and when I asked what was going on they basically sent me a 'hold' email and told me to sit down and shut up. 4.2 - Accepted to NYU

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Jason64128 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:17 am

as a 4.4, I have to thank you for the reassurance!

I'm still a little uneasy though because of issues like missing the admitted days and having to apply for aid late...

but I feel better than before!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Dead Ringer » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:20 am

Jason your avatar looks exactly like me... and I already have an identical twin brother.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Jason64128 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:50 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:Jason your avatar looks exactly like me... and I already have an identical twin brother.


nice, since your sn is 'dead ringer' wokka wokka

it's not the clearest picture... I put my face in a scanner.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby cho » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:53 pm

daisyduck wrote:in! letter dated 2/24.

congratulations!!!! :D

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby ezpar » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:55 pm

Congrats daisyduck!

Still no news for me -- I applied way back in the fall. I keep swinging between "no news is good news" and "I'm rejected." oh wellz.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby yagrish » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:02 pm

daisyduck wrote:in! letter dated 2/24.


Congrats!




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