Columbia: Grade Requests

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a.shoshana
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Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby a.shoshana » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:33 pm

It seems on LSN that last December, Columbia asked a couple people send their fall semester grades as soon as they were available.

Does anyone know how often this happens? Is it just for borderline candidates? Only a couple people mentioned it happening... does Columbia do this a lot??

(It's my first choice, and i'm neurotic because I landed an evil professor this semester who doesnt give out A's.)

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:34 pm

From what I know about last year, it was pretty much completely random (or at least from our viewpoint): people with high GPA's, mediocre GPA's, low GPA's, anybody.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby a.shoshana » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:45 pm

that's terrifying.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:46 pm

a.shoshana wrote:that's terrifying.


I specifically remember somebody with a 3.9+ getting one.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby a.shoshana » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:49 pm

Am I wrong in saying that the majority of applicants don't get them? What do we know about the amount of requests sent out?

(thanks, helm, for being a columbia expert.)

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:50 pm

a.shoshana wrote:Am I wrong in saying that the majority of applicants don't get them? What do we know about the amount of requests sent out?

(thanks, helm, for being a columbia expert.)


It certainly appears that the majority does not get a request, but I don't think I could safely be any more specific than that.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:40 pm

a.shoshana wrote:(It's my first choice, and i'm neurotic because I landed an evil professor this semester who doesnt give out A's.)


Should have went to his/her "office hours" if you know what I mean.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby UW-Madison » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:21 pm

I just received a request and have a 3.9+. Probably safe to say a mediocre GPA is not the only possible requisite.

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Re: Columbia: Grade Requests

Postby hopefullaw27 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:04 pm

just sent in my fall grades. one caveat, however, i applied ED, so I think i was a borderline candidate (i.e. did not have a 3.9+ GPA). Hope to hear back soon




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