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ringdabell
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ringdabell » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Hey I submitted my app on early november and i had all the boxes checked right away I think.
But even now when a month has passed, I still am "completion pending"..
Any idea?

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shanemahsa
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:29 pm

Maybe somebody accidentally sent out those acceptances yesterday 8)

TLSNYC
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby TLSNYC » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:30 pm

I am getting pretty frustrated waiting..i don't even know if it's worth holding out any hope that acceptances will come out later today.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bryannance » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:34 pm

TLSNYC wrote:I am getting pretty frustrated waiting..i don't even know if it's worth holding out any hope that acceptances will come out later today.


My guess is there isn't any real rhyme or reason to anything happening at the moment. I should just get on with my life and when the mail comes, it comes.

Separate question: If you're wait-listed as an ED applicant, what would you say the odds are of a later acceptance? I know it depends on numbers, but wondering if anyone has any general observations.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby catsparka » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:45 pm

ringdabell wrote:Hey I submitted my app on early november and i had all the boxes checked right away I think.
But even now when a month has passed, I still am "completion pending"..
Any idea?


Same here. I just sent them an email about it.

ringdabell
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ringdabell » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:52 pm

catsparka wrote:
ringdabell wrote:Hey I submitted my app on early november and i had all the boxes checked right away I think.
But even now when a month has passed, I still am "completion pending"..
Any idea?


Same here. I just sent them an email about it.



Could you please PM me when you hear back from them!?
Thanks a lot in advance,

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby canuck » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:02 pm

While you're waiting enjoy this: --LinkRemoved--

Maybe Columbia's standards aren't all they are cracked up to be after all. (note: don't freak out...I'm kidding)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vertex » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:17 pm

bryannance wrote:Separate question: If you're wait-listed as an ED applicant, what would you say the odds are of a later acceptance? I know it depends on numbers, but wondering if anyone has any general observations.


The impression I get from TLS is that if you get deferred to RD or waitlisted, it's basically a soft rejection.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vertex » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:19 pm

Only two hours left! Hold on to your hats, everyone!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:20 pm

vertex wrote:Only two hours left! Hold on to your hats, everyone!


After yesterday I have the strangest urge to agree with you...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:25 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:
vertex wrote:Only two hours left! Hold on to your hats, everyone!


After yesterday I have the strangest urge to agree with you...

+1

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby T6Hopeful » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:52 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:
vertex wrote:Only two hours left! Hold on to your hats, everyone!


After yesterday I have the strangest urge to agree with you...

Normally I would be like, well he/she just says that everyday, but I will hold onto my hat anyway.
Now I'm like, I'm speaking to a Columbia 0L so they must know better than I do. :lol:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:57 pm

things seem to be moving slower than last cycle from all schools in my experience

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:00 pm

$1.99 wrote:things seem to be moving slower than last cycle from all schools in my experience


I think schools are being over cautious. Lots of movements later on when they realize we are actually smaller as a pool (total LSAC applicants) by 10-15%.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:00 pm

r6_philly wrote:
$1.99 wrote:things seem to be moving slower than last cycle from all schools in my experience


I think schools are being over cautious. Lots of movements later on when they realize we are actually smaller as a pool (total LSAC applicants) by 10-15%.


I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:01 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
$1.99 wrote:things seem to be moving slower than last cycle from all schools in my experience


I think schools are being over cautious. Lots of movements later on when they realize we are actually smaller as a pool (total LSAC applicants) by 10-15%.


I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?


wikileaks...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:03 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
$1.99 wrote:things seem to be moving slower than last cycle from all schools in my experience


I think schools are being over cautious. Lots of movements later on when they realize we are actually smaller as a pool (total LSAC applicants) by 10-15%.


I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?


wikileaks...


+9001

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:05 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?


wikileaks...


Haha good one.

Oct. LSAT # is down 10% (LSAC data). Waiting to see Dec. registration numbers. More people are retaking too trying to get $ or better schools, so the actual number of test takers this cycle may even be lower (hence 10-15% figure).

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:09 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?


wikileaks...


Haha good one.

Oct. LSAT # is down 10% (LSAC data). Waiting to see Dec. registration numbers. More people are retaking too trying to get $ or better schools, so the actual number of test takers this cycle may even be lower (hence 10-15% figure).


Good to know, thank you. I would've guessed numbers would be higher with more people trying to stay in school and avoid having to find a job in the poor global economy.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pulandasu » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:14 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
I really hope you are right. Where'd you get the % from?


wikileaks...


Haha good one.

Oct. LSAT # is down 10% (LSAC data). Waiting to see Dec. registration numbers. More people are retaking too trying to get $ or better schools, so the actual number of test takers this cycle may even be lower (hence 10-15% figure).


yeah, I think Oct #(10% down) can be a good estimate. Many people take Oct test each year anyway to get $ or better schools, so that probably won't have as big of an effect.

Plus, 1) the economy was in a worse situation 1.5 years ago than now 2) post-law school looking not too bright helps to keep the app # down.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:17 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:Good to know, thank you. I would've guessed numbers would be higher with more people trying to stay in school and avoid having to find a job in the poor global economy.



Here is the data

2009–10 32,595 12.6% 60,746 19.8% 50,444 15.6% 27,729 -1.3% 171,514 13.3%
2010–11 32,973 1.2% 54,345 -10.5%

Last year LSAC applicants increased 4% and lots of people retook. This year numbers are dropping back down. Not quite pre-2009 levels probably due to retakers, but it's nice to see it drop. We can expect applicants with each score to be dropping, close to proportionally. If that holds we can expect 350 less people with 170 scores spanning 3 tests. That's pretty dramatic considering many T14 classes are smaller than 350 (171k x 2% x 10%).

Feel better now?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:29 pm

r6_philly wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:Good to know, thank you. I would've guessed numbers would be higher with more people trying to stay in school and avoid having to find a job in the poor global economy.



Here is the data

2009–10 32,595 12.6% 60,746 19.8% 50,444 15.6% 27,729 -1.3% 171,514 13.3%
2010–11 32,973 1.2% 54,345 -10.5%

Last year LSAC applicants increased 4% and lots of people retook. This year numbers are dropping back down. Not quite pre-2009 levels probably due to retakers, but it's nice to see it drop. We can expect applicants with each score to be dropping, close to proportionally. If that holds we can expect 350 less people with 170 scores spanning 3 tests. That's pretty dramatic considering many T14 classes are smaller than 350 (171k x 2% x 10%).

Feel better now?


Much, thank you! Now can you come up with calcs to prove I'll be getting an acceptance letter tomorrow?

EDIT: I felt I should add more gratitude - THANK YOU! Those numbers are wonderful and I appreciate all your calculations! You've given me hope that maybe, just maybe there are enough acceptances to make all of us happy.
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby $1.99 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:30 pm

wtf still no decisions.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:32 pm

$1.99 wrote:wtf still no decisions.

:(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:Good to know, thank you. I would've guessed numbers would be higher with more people trying to stay in school and avoid having to find a job in the poor global economy.



Here is the data

2009–10 32,595 12.6% 60,746 19.8% 50,444 15.6% 27,729 -1.3% 171,514 13.3%
2010–11 32,973 1.2% 54,345 -10.5%

Last year LSAC applicants increased 4% and lots of people retook. This year numbers are dropping back down. Not quite pre-2009 levels probably due to retakers, but it's nice to see it drop. We can expect applicants with each score to be dropping, close to proportionally. If that holds we can expect 350 less people with 170 scores spanning 3 tests. That's pretty dramatic considering many T14 classes are smaller than 350 (171k x 2% x 10%).

Feel better now?


I LOVE THIS. THANK YOU PHILLY!




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