Columbia Reserve 2010

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HLS2000
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:29 pm

Most Reserve movement came last year in early August. So you may be in for a long wait. Also, the two people I know who got in off Reserve were actually already in at higher ranked schools (if you go by US News), had both applied rather late at Columbia, and really wanted Columbia for personal reasons (primarily geography/significant others). So they were both very qualified candidates and the reasons they weren't admitted initially were never so obvious. Indeed, I think the schools they turned down last minute were a little surprised they lost out to Columbia. Maybe Columbia even took a little joy in hurting the yield of its competitors.

So in a nutshell:

Reserve can lead to acceptance
Doesn't happen much until early August
To have even a slight shot, you really need to be a very strong candidate already

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:39 pm

HLS2000 wrote:So in a nutshell:

Reserve can lead to acceptance
Doesn't happen much until early August
To have even a slight shot, you really need to be a very strong candidate already


Interesting. Can you define "very strong candidate"?

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IAFG
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby IAFG » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:41 pm

shanemahsa wrote:
HLS2000 wrote:So in a nutshell:

Reserve can lead to acceptance
Doesn't happen much until early August
To have even a slight shot, you really need to be a very strong candidate already


Interesting. Can you define "very strong candidate"?

"already in at HYS"

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:47 pm

IAFG wrote:
shanemahsa wrote:
HLS2000 wrote:
To have even a slight shot, you really need to be a very strong candidate already


Interesting. Can you define "very strong candidate"?

"already in at HYS"


Well if you put the two together, it would follow that only students that are in at HYS will gain admission. Is this true?

HLS2000
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:48 pm

The two candidates I know personally had LSAT scores of 171 or above, GPAs of 3.85 (from ivy league schools) or above and follow-up recommendations from well known professors arguing why they should be admitted.

One of the two had been admitted to Harvard and Stanford. The other had been admitted to Stanford. Neither applied to Yale.

You may not need the above credentials to get off Reserve--but you should know that at least some of the people getting off Reserve are very striong candidates.

Again, this movement didn't happen until early August. So don't despair yet as long as you are allowed to stay on Reserve.

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chutzpah
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby chutzpah » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:48 pm

lta wrote:
IAFG wrote:
chutzpah wrote:'m going to Harvard's Kennedy School in the fall, but was interested in a joint JD/MPP with CLS.

why is the MPP program not jointed with harvard's own law school? how odd



It is... Is it also connected to CLS so that you get an MPP/JD in 4 years, chutzpah?


There is indeed a joint HLS/HKS program. There are also concurrent degree programs with a handful of non-Harvard law schools, like CLS. My 3.6x isn't good enough for HLS so I was/am interested in the concurrent degree with CLS. Also I'm originally from NY and always had a soft spot for Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:49 pm

I should add that one of these two is my serious girlfriend and I ma very happy she stayed in New York!

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:54 pm

I don't think you necessarily need to be a cross-admit with HYS. But I can't think of anyone my girlfriend has met who was pulled off Reserve who wasn't at least in at a couple of top ten schools already and most seemed like they were already in at least one T-6 school.

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:59 pm

HLS2000 wrote:I don't think you necessarily need to be a cross-admit with HYS. But I can't think of anyone my girlfriend has met who was pulled off Reserve who wasn't at least in at a couple of top ten schools already and most seemed like they were already in at least one T-6 school.


Fair enough, and congrats on your gf sticking around :D. Distance sucks!

LawQs
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby LawQs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:22 pm

2nd reserve letter 2 locis and 1 resume update
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Kiersten1985
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Kiersten1985 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:01 pm

Second reserve in NYC!!! Letter dated 6/7.
3.66/169 (and retook yesterday)
Have sent additional materials.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby tesoro » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:24 pm

nothing yet in DC.

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odiero
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby odiero » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:01 am

rjfried wrote:Nothing yet here in Georgia


+1

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hannah87
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby hannah87 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:35 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:Second reserve in NYC!!! Letter dated 6/7.
3.66/169 (and retook yesterday)
Have sent additional materials.


congrats, kiersten!! i know how much you want cls.

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IAFG
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby IAFG » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:42 am

Can someone post the link to confirm? I don't live where my letter was sent

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Aine
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Aine » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:01 am

Reserve reject. Sad.

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:35 am

hannah87 wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:Second reserve in NYC!!! Letter dated 6/7.
3.66/169 (and retook yesterday)
Have sent additional materials.


congrats, kiersten!! i know how much you want cls.


Thanks, Hannah! CLS is my true love. :D

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:36 am

IAFG wrote:Can someone post the link to confirm? I don't live where my letter was sent


http://www.law.columbia.edu/secondreserve

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby dreaming » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:44 am

Aine wrote:Reserve reject. Sad.


I'm sorry :( What state are you in?

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IAFG
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby IAFG » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:48 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
IAFG wrote:Can someone post the link to confirm? I don't live where my letter was sent


http://www.law.columbia.edu/secondreserve

thank you

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:48 pm

Second Reserve. Upstate NY.

Edit: Letter dated and postmarked June 7.
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Core
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Core » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:18 pm

shanemahsa wrote:Second Reserve. Upstate NY.

If they're taking anybody, it's you. Good luck!

happyhopes
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby happyhopes » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:58 pm

odiero wrote:
rjfried wrote:Nothing yet here in Georgia


+1



Nothing in today's mail in Michigan either.

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:22 pm

Core wrote:
shanemahsa wrote:Second Reserve. Upstate NY.

If they're taking anybody, it's you. Good luck!


Thanks man! :D

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:40 pm

Does anyone know of any *admittances* from the Reserve group so far? Or has it just been Second Reserve / Rejections?




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