Columbia 2011!

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vertex
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Columbia 2011!

Postby vertex » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:24 pm

Just submitted my application to Columbia. Here's hoping it's not 11 months before I find out if I'm in or not. Who's with me!

FAQ:
Q: What is the final stage of the Columbia status checker?
A: Complete. There is no "under review" status, nor is there a "decision letter mailed" status. Once you're complete, one day a letter is just going to show up in your mailbox.

Q: When do decisions come out?
A: Yesterday. Panic.

Q: Does Columbia give merit based aid outside of the named scholarships on the basis of negotiations?
A: (from Lem37) There is non-named merit aid given out with financial aid packages. It's technically considered "need aid," however, and will only be awarded after you fill out and submit your FAFSA. It's also largely given out to those who leverage their scholarships from other schools - basically, send PDFs of your other scholarship letters to CLS's FinAid e-mail address ASAP. Columbia has been very good about providing some money to those with awards from other schools. Don't wait to start leveraging, especially since CLS has a limited amount of FinAid to distribute, and leveraged $$ will count as need-based regardless of your financial status. Fill out your financial aid application forms ASAP (you must do this even if you're certain that you won't qualify for need-based aid). After you submit that, send CLS's FinAid office an email briefly outlining your situation, how CLS is your top choice but money is a factor, and you received scholarship offers from X-schools, etc. Importantly, ATTACH PDFs of your other scholly offer letters to that email.

Information for people who did Early Decision:

Historical Dates the First ED Decision was Released
2010 - November 30th, Monday
2009 - December 1st, Tuesday
2008 - November 26th, Thursday
2007 - November 28th, Wednesday
2006 - December 4th, Monday
2005 - December 12th, Monday
2004 - December 8th, Wednesday


Release Dates in 2010
So far decisions have been released on:
- November 30th, 2010 (Monday)
- December 6th, 2010 (Monday) [Only 1 or 2]
- December 7th, 2010 (Tuesday) [~3]
- December 13th, 2010 (Monday) [Only 1 - 3:45PM]
- December 14th, 2010 (Tuesday) [Only 1 - 3:45PM]
- December 23rd, 2010 (Thursday)

Almost all decisions have come out between 3:30PM and 4:30PM besides a few released in the morning. All decisions up to December 13th were acceptances.

Grade Requests
Many, MANY people have received grade requests. I'd have to guess in the area of 15 people have reported receiving them. According to last year's data receiving a grade request is a good sign and is very often followed up with an acceptance. However, grade requests DO give you the option of backing out of your ED contract.
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby starrydreamz3 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:03 pm

Mine is going in sometime next week. Hope to be hearing around February.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:06 pm

I am waiting on new LOR's. I hope the time I waited last year + the time I will wait this year will not add up to over 12 months.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby maudlinstreet » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm

vertex wrote:Just submitted my application to Columbia. Here's hoping it's not 11 months before I find out if I'm in or not. Who's with me!

wow, it's crazy that the new application cycle has already started. good luck guys!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby re-applicant » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:59 am

r6_philly wrote:I am waiting on new LOR's. I hope the time I waited last year + the time I will wait this year will not add up to over 12 months.


+1

I have everything ready but I'm scared to submit.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby hemm » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:22 am

Just submitted my app to Columbia as well. It's one of my top choices. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Have any of you got the status checker yet?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:19 pm

acrossthelake wrote:Have any of you got the status checker yet?


My status checker from last year is still working (still showing complete) ... maybe they will clear it and start over?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:25 pm

r6_philly wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:Have any of you got the status checker yet?


My status checker from last year is still working (still showing complete) ... maybe they will clear it and start over?


In the drop down box for your application (Year - Type) another one should show up. I don't know if the old ones get cleared though.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ChiButterfly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:28 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am waiting on new LOR's. I hope the time I waited last year + the time I will wait this year will not add up to over 12 months.


+1. I'll be applying once I get my scores from my October LSAT. Hopefully, it won't take forever... :|

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:12 pm

Good luck everyone!

I once thought i would have numbers to go here, then the LSAT came around haha

Anyone going to ED?
How much earlier will they respond if one ED's

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby CG614 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:13 pm

Good luck to you all!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ChiButterfly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 pm

jt1341 wrote:Good luck everyone!

I once thought i would have numbers to go here, then the LSAT came around haha

Anyone going to ED?
How much earlier will they respond if one ED's


I will not apply ED, but they claim that all those who apply ED will have a decision by mid-Dec. Of course, that could also mean a "hold" decision.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby re-applicant » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:45 pm

submitted
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby artichoke » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:50 am

Has anyone's application gone complete yet? Mine shows that all my materials are in and yet it still says "incomplete"

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby wackyjack22 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:37 am

artichoke88 wrote:Has anyone's application gone complete yet? Mine shows that all my materials are in and yet it still says "incomplete"



I received an email this afternoon saying that my application was complete.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vsl89 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:02 am

CLS sent me an email asking if I wanted to go complete yet since I already have 2 letters of rec, but I had asked them to wait for three. Is this unusual for the school to email you? I am an ED applicant and did ask them to wait (I know most ppl say 2 is recommended, but ppl w/ my numbers usually get WLs, so why not throw everything at them at once as an ED applicant?)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby cruelestgame » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:04 am

anyone know how long it takes for the checker to change from incomplete to complete...been like two weeks for me and all my materials have check marks yet it still yes incomplete...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:38 pm

cruelestgame wrote:anyone know how long it takes for the checker to change from incomplete to complete...been like two weeks for me and all my materials have check marks yet it still yes incomplete...


Took like 2ish weeks, I think. It was slower than the others.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:20 pm

jt1341 wrote:Good luck everyone!

I once thought i would have numbers to go here, then the LSAT came around haha

Anyone going to ED?
How much earlier will they respond if one ED's

Yeah I'm EDing :)

I'm "Completion Pending" because they are still waiting for my ED contract. They claimed they never got it so I sent it via certified mail on friday and god the return receipt today.

Hopefully complete soon!! :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vsl89 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:05 pm

shanemahsa wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Good luck everyone!

I once thought i would have numbers to go here, then the LSAT came around haha

Anyone going to ED?
How much earlier will they respond if one ED's

Yeah I'm EDing :)

I'm "Completion Pending" because they are still waiting for my ED contract. They claimed they never got it so I sent it via certified mail on friday and god the return receipt today.

Hopefully complete soon!! :D


Did you go complete yet? A fellow ED-er here and I was wondering if your status checker asknowledged that you were an ED applicant in any way? Mine doesn't yet...but I'm not complete either.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:49 pm

vsl89 wrote:Did you go complete yet? A fellow ED-er here and I was wondering if your status checker asknowledged that you were an ED applicant in any way? Mine doesn't yet...but I'm not complete either.

Nope. I was getting worried till I read this post :P. I'm still "completion pending." You? It just has an asterisk that says if you're ED then it won't go complete until they receive the contract. *squirms*

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby cruelestgame » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:43 am

still at "completion pending" and not ed. everything's in though so idk

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 2011Cycle » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:05 pm

How long after submission does it usually take to receive a status checker ID/Password from CLS? Thanks

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Sentry » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:49 pm

shanemahsa wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Good luck everyone!

I once thought i would have numbers to go here, then the LSAT came around haha

Anyone going to ED?
How much earlier will they respond if one ED's

Yeah I'm EDing :)

I'm "Completion Pending" because they are still waiting for my ED contract. They claimed they never got it so I sent it via certified mail on friday and god the return receipt today.

Hopefully complete soon!! :D


why are you EDing? If your profile numbers are correct you should get in RD with a shot at a little money.




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