Columbia LOCI

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theoutpostmhs
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Columbia LOCI

Postby theoutpostmhs » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:01 pm

Hi guys, so I applied ED to Columbia and was asked to submit my fall grades before they made a decision. My gpa didn't change much, so I was thinking about submitting a LOCI with my transcript. Thoughts? Are LOCIs strictly for when you are waitlisted only?

drevo
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Re: Columbia LOCI

Postby drevo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:23 pm

I am an 0L and thus I am completely conjecturing here, but if you are still an ED applicant and haven't been deferred to RD or a wait list then I would think your "Continued Interest" is obvious because if they accept you you have to attend.

Hopefully someone with actual experience and knowledge can give their take on it, but to me it just seems that ED is the ultimate expression of an applicant's interest in a school.

theoutpostmhs
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Re: Columbia LOCI

Postby theoutpostmhs » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:10 pm

drevo wrote:I am an 0L and thus I am completely conjecturing here, but if you are still an ED applicant and haven't been deferred to RD or a wait list then I would think your "Continued Interest" is obvious because if they accept you you have to attend.

Hopefully someone with actual experience and knowledge can give their take on it, but to me it just seems that ED is the ultimate expression of an applicant's interest in a school.


Thanks for your help! I was thinking along the same lines about it being redundant with ED - I just really want to get in and felt the reason they asked me for my fall grades was to see if my gpa went up, which it didn't, so I wanted to see if there was something else I could do to boost my application.

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txdude45
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Re: Columbia LOCI

Postby txdude45 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:17 pm

Save the LOCI for if you get deferred, or held. It's sort of an option of last resort.

theoutpostmhs
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Re: Columbia LOCI

Postby theoutpostmhs » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:52 pm

txdude45 wrote:Save the LOCI for if you get deferred, or held. It's sort of an option of last resort.


Thanks! I'll do that.

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Re: Columbia LOCI

Postby gbelle » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:00 pm

As someone who was held then waitlisted until the end last year at Columbia, I think LOCI periodically are definitely important in letting schools know you're still interested. But I'm not so sure how much value they would hold as of right now.

I'm deferred to RD from ED at NYU, and decided against the LOCI this time around...




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