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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:27 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
orangec90 wrote:FYI I was scanning last year's Columbia thread and held applicants began hearing back the first/second week of April



Well if that's true that's kind of hilarious because I'm still waiting on NYU, Harvard (the JS2 at least), Stanford and Michigan and none of them had to 'hold' me to render their decisions at what will be roughly the same time.

It's probably a way of soliciting interest which is a form of YP. I am actually thankful for the chance to let Columbia know how badly I would like to attend.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:51 pm

So does it take a little under a month for a LOCI to be confirmed?

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:03 pm

Looks like another hold wave is going out today.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby gimmedanger » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:34 pm

here i am. still deciding if it's worth it to wait this hold out, but since it took me 3 months to go complete i'm not feeling very friendly.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby wtrc » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:23 pm

Yeah, another hold wave went out today.

So interesting to see this really weird gamble Columbia is taking, at the expense of applicants who are trying to make the most important decision of their lives. Really wish Columbia wasn't blatantly gaming the system at our expense this late in the cycle.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 pm

I understand their perspective, but I have to say that the YP is likely going to work against them for at least a few very strong candidates who were legitimately interested in Columbia. Starting the cycle Columbia was my first choice, and I'm still interested but if it ends up being April 25th before we hear back then its extremely unlikely I'll be attending for logistical reasons (this coming from someone who would have been ecstatic to go to CLS earlier in the cycle).

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby kershka » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:04 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:I understand their perspective, but I have to say that the YP is likely going to work against them for at least a few very strong candidates who were legitimately interested in Columbia. Starting the cycle Columbia was my first choice, and I'm still interested but if it ends up being April 25th before we hear back then its extremely unlikely I'll be attending for logistical reasons (this coming from someone who would have been ecstatic to go to CLS earlier in the cycle).

I'm curious to know how long people itt are willing to wait on CLS. As in, you might still consider it if they get back to you by next week but not any later, you'll hold on till the bitter end, etc. Maybe a poll OP?

This is purely for curiosity's sake :D .

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:09 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:I understand their perspective, but I have to say that the YP is likely going to work against them for at least a few very strong candidates who were legitimately interested in Columbia. Starting the cycle Columbia was my first choice, and I'm still interested but if it ends up being April 25th before we hear back then its extremely unlikely I'll be attending for logistical reasons (this coming from someone who would have been ecstatic to go to CLS earlier in the cycle).


This completely. But I'd change my tune all of a sudden (I bet you would too) if that late acceptance were to come with a Hammy 8)


Definitely a fair point, considering my offers at this point CLS would definitely need to do me a solid with aid for them to rebound, but sadly I don't think I'm near Hammy material due to GPA.

kershka wrote:I'm curious to know how long people itt are willing to wait on CLS. As in, you might still consider it if they get back to you by next week but not any later, you'll hold on till the bitter end, etc. Maybe a poll OP?

This is purely for curiosity's sake :D .


That could be interesting to see, though OP has been gone since September of last year. :?

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:18 pm

Checking in. :(

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:24 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Checking in. :(


Welcome to the CLS hold club, where you can check out any time you like but you can never leave. :lol:

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Checking in after today's wave. Does anyone know whether there have already been held--> accepted admits this cycle?

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby fivestarfolds » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:35 pm

Cocoblues wrote:Checking in after today's wave. Does anyone know whether there have already been held--> accepted admits this cycle?

none :)

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:42 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Checking in after today's wave. Does anyone know whether there have already been held--> accepted admits this cycle?

none :)


+1 I have heard of no one.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:27 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Checking in after today's wave. Does anyone know whether there have already been held--> accepted admits this cycle?

none :)


+1 I have heard of no one.



In fact, it's currently Held-->nothing so far for everyone. At least I think that's what we're at currently.


Oh my... :| :(

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:01 pm

Belated check-in after being held 3/24.
Upon some reflection, I'm thankful to still be in the running.

Could they have let me know sooner? Sure. Should they be making decisions in a reasonable amount of time instead of holding out to see who drops off and protect their yield? Maybe.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:11 pm

waferthinmint wrote:Belated check-in after being held 3/24.
Upon some reflection, I'm thankful to still be in the running.

Could they have let me know sooner? Sure. Should they be making decisions in a reasonable amount of time instead of holding out to see who drops off and protect their yield? Maybe.


I agree with this, it just is unfortunate that its very possible all the ASW dates (and that extra Monday) will have passed before we hear anything, if they push decisions to near the 25th.

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Re: Held at Columbia Thread

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:Belated check-in after being held 3/24.
Upon some reflection, I'm thankful to still be in the running.

Could they have let me know sooner? Sure. Should they be making decisions in a reasonable amount of time instead of holding out to see who drops off and protect their yield? Maybe.


I agree with this, it just is unfortunate that its very possible all the ASW dates (and that extra Monday) will have passed before we hear anything, if they push decisions to near the 25th.


True, it almost seems like they are making these decisions as they go. If they are going to hold so many and not give decisions until April, why have their ASWs before then? And why the spasmodic rounds of interviews? I just hope they're able to wrap it up nicely somehow and end up with tolerably fair outcomes. It seems like a web spun almost out of control.




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