Columbia Reserve 2010

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CrimsonCal
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:03 pm

still nothing in California, although last time my letter was dated later than most people's letters... I really wish they would just email these things

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby macunaima » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:14 pm

Third Reserve.

Letter arrived today in Boston.

3.75/168

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Chibi_koinu
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Chibi_koinu » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:51 pm

swampthang wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
Jrugg88 wrote:Numbers of people still on w/l?

Any rejections?


3.66/169


What school did you go to where 3.66 is magna cum? That's some hardcore grade deflation!


Lol! I got magna cum laude as well, but with a 3.4!! But, that's at Princeton and I think we have the most hardcore grade-deflation. But, hey, guess it all works out in the end.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby swampthang » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:59 pm

Chibi_koinu wrote:
swampthang wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
Jrugg88 wrote:Numbers of people still on w/l?

Any rejections?


3.66/169


What school did you go to where 3.66 is magna cum? That's some hardcore grade deflation!


Lol! I got magna cum laude as well, but with a 3.4!! But, that's at Princeton and I think we have the most hardcore grade-deflation. But, hey, guess it all works out in the end.


Holy cow, we were always told we were deflationary, but maybe our honors were on a different basis? The breakdown for summa/magna/cum was Top 5%/15%/30% which came out to about 3.9/3.8/3.6 my senior year. How did they split it up at Princeton?

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby kaydish21 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:22 pm

At Syracuse, the breakdown was 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8. I think that's pretty normal though?

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Chibi_koinu » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:47 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure exactly how it worked at Princeton. There was no announcement, or anything in writing, of which GPAs would be sufficient to receive honors. And, honestly, I found out (as I'm assuming many of my other classmates did as well) that I received honors the day before graduation (at my departmental recepetion). I think it's really based on a curve that's individual to each department. I was a psychology major, so I'm imagining my GPA was "high" for my department and thus that got me "high honors," whereas in another department (say maybe English) the grades may have been higher so honors would have been something like a 3.7+GPA, and similar in the oppoiste directon, honors for engineers were probably lower GPAs as well. In retrospect, I think this is a more fair system (at least for my school since grades are sooo deflated it's like a surprise to get two A's in one semester, ugh).

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby anonym1202 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:12 pm

im out fml

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CrimsonCal
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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:38 pm

sorry to hear that :-(

I feel like this is the bachelor, and I'm one of three remaining girls, the rest having been picked... and there are only two roses left!

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby IAFG » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:20 pm

3rd reserve on the west coast.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:24 pm

swampthang wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
Jrugg88 wrote:Numbers of people still on w/l?

Any rejections?


3.66/169


What school did you go to where 3.66 is magna cum? That's some hardcore grade deflation!


The 3.66 is from BU. Really serious grade deflation, it's ridiculous. Apparently it's because Harvard "gives out A's" and we want to somehow prove a point to our friends across the Charles. :roll:

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Core » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:22 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:Core, my old friend. ;)

My letter also said c/o 2012.

Hey! Did you decide to take time off? You still by any chance taking Law Preview lol?

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby bubba » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:33 am

Another 3rd reservist checking in.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby strokes788 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:07 pm

West Coast, 3rd reserve, just received it today, 172, 3.6+

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby happyhopes » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:23 am

3rd reserve in Michigan. 3.5/175.

My letter also said "Class of 2012." I suppose that they are so busy by the time they send out the third round of letters that they don't look too closely for typos...

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby LawQs » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:02 pm

+1

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby fidesverita » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:45 pm

Have they actually accepted anyone off the reserve list this year? Or is this a never ending game!?

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby swampthang » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:30 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
swampthang wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
Jrugg88 wrote:Numbers of people still on w/l?

Any rejections?


3.66/169


What school did you go to where 3.66 is magna cum? That's some hardcore grade deflation!


The 3.66 is from BU. Really serious grade deflation, it's ridiculous. Apparently it's because Harvard "gives out A's" and we want to somehow prove a point to our friends across the Charles. :roll:


I've actually heard that from my friends who went to BU. Still, that's got to be demoralizing to have your numbers so comparatively low despite the same quality of work.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Richard Rorty » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:00 pm

third reserve yesterday, dated july 7th.

3.65/173

mine says class of 2012 too.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby soyable » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:21 pm

I didn't get a letter, but I went to the 3rd reserve response form and that worked for me. I also have a 169/3.66.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:25 pm

Third reserve in Boston dated 7/8. Applied with a 170/3.95 and got a 174 on my June 2010 retake, though I doubt that it'll really help for the waitlists.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby existenz » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:44 pm

West coast, third reserve. Letter came 7/10.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby mmmadeli » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Oh Columbia, you little minx. Third reserve, 170/3.42.

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:57 pm

soyable wrote:I didn't get a letter, but I went to the 3rd reserve response form and that worked for me. I also have a 169/3.66.


Twin!

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby 18243 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:42 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
soyable wrote:I didn't get a letter, but I went to the 3rd reserve response form and that worked for me. I also have a 169/3.66.


Twin!


ditto

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Re: Columbia Reserve 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:46 pm

3rd Reserve, letter dated the 7th.

Came today cuz it went through post office forwarding.

3.69/176. Mine said c/o 2012 too.

Here's to another month of waiting.




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