Columbia 2011!

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bellamy
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bellamy » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Numbers ?

padthai
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby padthai » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:59 pm

GraniteState wrote:I got a request for fall grades at the beginning of December (RD), sent in last week (email and official transcript), haven't gotten a confirmation yet. Good LSAT for Columbia, but GPA a little low. My fall grades improve my GPA, continue strong upward trend. What should I take away from this? Good sign?


Any suspicion why CLS might have requested your grades? Do you think it's because you're under the median?
When did you submit? Mind sharing numbers?

(Sorry about all the questions :D)

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JoeShmoe11
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:06 pm

vertex wrote:I miss Shane and Joe. Does anybody else miss Shane and Joe?


Aw vertex I miss you and Shane too D: I'm working on my app though so I can join you guys at CLS next year haha.
Did you ever hear back Shane?!?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:09 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:
vertex wrote:I miss Shane and Joe. Does anybody else miss Shane and Joe?


Aw vertex I miss you and Shane too D: I'm working on my app though so I can join you guys at CLS next year haha.
Did you ever hear back Shane?!?

He got deferred :?

Hang in there guys, there's always hope :)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:11 pm

T6Hopeful wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
vertex wrote:I miss Shane and Joe. Does anybody else miss Shane and Joe?


Aw vertex I miss you and Shane too D: I'm working on my app though so I can join you guys at CLS next year haha.
Did you ever hear back Shane?!?

He got deferred :?

Hang in there guys, there's always hope :)


Shane got deferred?!?! What the hell? His numbers are like through the roof!

EDIT: And I thought I'd be the front-runner for deferral admits but Shane is miles ahead of me!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:11 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:Shane got deferred?!?! What the hell? His numbers are like through the roof!

EDIT: And I thought I'd be the front-runner for deferral admits but Shane is miles ahead of me!

Yeh, idk man, nothing's ever a lock with t6 :P . I'm gonna see if I can compose an epic LOCI but I'm rocking NYU regalia in the meantime. I can be happy there.....right?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby GraniteState » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:21 am

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jdstl » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:43 pm

GraniteState wrote:
padthai wrote:
GraniteState wrote:I got a request for fall grades at the beginning of December (RD), sent in last week (email and official transcript), haven't gotten a confirmation yet. Good LSAT for Columbia, but GPA a little low. My fall grades improve my GPA, continue strong upward trend. What should I take away from this? Good sign?


Any suspicion why CLS might have requested your grades? Do you think it's because you're under the median?
When did you submit? Mind sharing numbers?

(Sorry about all the questions :D)


My GPA is definitely under the median. Submitted my initial application in September, my own math tells me I have a Columbia index of 4.24 (rounded to 4.2 by LSAC). I have grades from three different schools (I only transferred once; took a couple college classes while in high school) and my degree GPA when I applied was a 3.71. Full GPA, though, was 3.52. Fall grades raise my full GPA to 3.57 (and my Columbia index from 4.2 to 4.3). Strong upward trend stretching most of my college career; essentially I got screwed by one semester in freshman year. This fall semester was my highest-scoring ever, and I've gotten nothing below an A- in each of my last twelve courses.

Anyway, 173 on the LSAT (only took it once), not URM, strong softs.

I know, my GPA is low and it's a reach, but I figure they don't ask for no reason. Columbia is my first choice--I'm just hoping I don't get a letter in April inviting me to a waiting list.


I can't see any pattern in the fall grades requests. Seems like folks are getting them from every where from below median to above 75th. I take it as a mildly good sign that they're at least interested in a given app.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thecilent » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:02 pm

3 weeks?? I thought it was sooner than that. Grr

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jdstl » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:39 pm

dulcatis wrote:Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!


Does Columbia typically send scholly offers in the same letters as decisions, or do you have to wait till March/whatever for monies?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jd2014! » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:36 pm

dulcatis wrote:Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!



I can hardly contain myself. I need a hobby.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby supahstahxruv » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:47 pm

dulcatis wrote:Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!


but my seatbelt is already fastened and im hangin on to my hat!!! can't they make an exception just this one year? :P

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:44 pm

thecilent wrote:3 weeks?? I thought it was sooner than that. Grr


Well for October applicants. Too lazy to look into September ones!

jd2014! wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!



I can hardly contain myself. I need a hobby.


Same. It's a problem, I'm starting to terrorize my family with my "OH MAH GAWD THREE WEEKS!!" countdown. :/

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jdstl » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:22 am

dulcatis wrote:
thecilent wrote:3 weeks?? I thought it was sooner than that. Grr


Well for October applicants. Too lazy to look into September ones!

jd2014! wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Last year, people started hearing back about three weeks from now! Eeep!



I can hardly contain myself. I need a hobby.


Same. It's a problem, I'm starting to terrorize my family with my "OH MAH GAWD THREE WEEKS!!" countdown. :/


Also, do we know approx. what complete dates would be eligible for the first (late January) wave of acceptances?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby GraniteState » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:33 am

Is CLS the kind of school where almost nobody gets in off the waitlist? I haven't gotten a response yet but still.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:38 pm

GraniteState wrote:Is CLS the kind of school where almost nobody gets in off the waitlist? I haven't gotten a response yet but still.

Yep

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby moxiepostulate » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:44 pm

Sweet bajeezus.

I want to hear from Columbia SO BAD. I want to start apartment hunting damnit. Also, internet stalking cute people I know who moved to NYC and I can flirtatious ask to buy me a welcome to town drink.... Type A, we plan these things.

Yeeaaaah... scholly offers scholly shmoffers... I want to be inside you, C.

Seriously, you know we're meant to be together. Give me some first RD-wave sugar. I know I wasn't early with the september/october kids, but when it's right it's so right...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby T6Hopeful » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:06 pm

My undergrad FINALLY released updated grades today, and needless to say I went before business day's end to request my grades be sent to CLS... Luckily my new grades bumps me from just under median to just above median GPA!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby padthai » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:50 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I just got a fall grades request.............. :( :(
Still above median, but saw a fall in cumulative GPA

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby KG_CalGuy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:59 pm

Don't sweat the fall grades request. I received the same request when I applied last year, and was offered a spot the first week of January. Like all things admissions related, it's a mystery that nobody actually understands.

Also, for the people that asked about scholly offers. The big ones (Full and half tuition) come with your admissions letters. CLS grants come later. I didn't get my grant offer until a few weeks before the deadline to accept a spot.

EDIT: I looked back at my apps, and got my acceptance in mid/late January.
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jdstl
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jdstl » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:14 pm

The grade requests may even just be an effective way to weed out folks who have gotten into to other schools they prefer and haven't yet withdrawn. I don't think anyone should be worried to get one.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:29 pm

T6Hopeful wrote:My undergrad FINALLY released updated grades today, and needless to say I went before business day's end to request my grades be sent to CLS... Luckily my new grades bumps me from just under median to just above median GPA!


I'm super scared of getting a request because I have no idea when the rest of my grades are gonna get in :/ probably not for a while...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Sinra » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:58 pm

I got a grade request today but the email said that my app was still "incomplete" because of it. Did you guys that got requests get that (that your app was incomplete until they get the grades)? Also, I graduated this past spring so LSAC had my final transcripts.

I'm just curious because it's not updated grades they want--they have them--but my transcript. And the "incomplete" part is freaking me out too.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jdstl » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:15 pm

Sinra wrote:I got a grade request today but the email said that my app was still "incomplete" because of it. Did you guys that got requests get that (that your app was incomplete until they get the grades)? Also, I graduated this past spring so LSAC had my final transcripts.

I'm just curious because it's not updated grades they want--they have them--but my transcript. And the "incomplete" part is freaking me out too.


Weird, mine didn't say anything about being incomplete, but I'm still in UG.




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