Columbia 2011!

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starrydreamz3
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby starrydreamz3 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:24 am

wiseguy33 wrote:Anyone know if the TLS index reporting/speculation has been based off of LSP or LSAC? I'm just under the magical 4.3 threshold for LSP, but LSAC rounds up. :roll:



Yeah I'm interested in this too...I'm like a 4.35 which is rounded to a 4.4 on the LSAC report. I'd much prefer the rounding but I think they're a little more holistic than an index makes them out to be.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ghost » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:25 am

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:14 am

Still not complete and it's been almost 2 weeks...on another note, I submitted an update to a component of my application via email but have yet to hear back from Columbia acknowledging their receipt. Should I call them to check or assume that it's been updated? In an email they had said for me to email updates...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bryannance » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:30 pm

I've taken two LSATs--one a 165, one a 169. Any idea what Columbia will consider in coming up with my index score?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 123kl » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:33 pm

4.346. . . . still see no way I'm getting in. Oh well.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby TLSNYC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:41 pm

My problem with the index numbers for a school like CLS is that they give false hope to those with LSATs below the 170, who have very strong GPAs which put their indexes in the 4.3 range. Is this a fair concern, or is it still the case that if the LSAT is close to 170, and the GPA is strong enough to put the index in 4.3, the application has a shot?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 123kl » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:46 pm

That's exactly my issue. 169 LSAT, 4+ GPA. I just don't see it happening.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ghost » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:51 pm

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:30 pm

123kl wrote:4.346. . . . still see no way I'm getting in. Oh well.


That sucks they round this down to 4.3 joining the rest of us. Oh well hopefully I would be excited about others schools by the time I hear back, so it won't be so bad if it is bad news.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Just sent my app in!

Applied to most schools late September to October but just withdrew my ED app from Penn so decided to give Columbia a shot.

173/3.65
Index: 4.313 but I have multiple LSATs.

Hopefully I'm not applying too late!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:42 pm

absolutazn87 wrote:Just sent my app in!

Applied to most schools late September to October but just withdrew my ED app from Penn so decided to give Columbia a shot.

173/3.65
Index: 4.313 but I have multiple LSATs.

Hopefully I'm not applying too late!


I don't know about the index. I have a slightly higher index but I think your changes are much better than mine.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby re-applicant » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:24 pm

Kili wrote:
re-applicant wrote:If I remember correctly the index number on the sheet sent to Columbia gets rounded to the nearest tenth, so maybe we shouldn't read too much into these numbers. That said, if it's true that 3.3's get in with ED with 3:1 odds, I like my chances.


S/he means 4.3's. Fixed before people get too excited.


lol yes, good catch

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:55 pm

Law School Predictor says I have a 4.352 and I applied ED. Hopefully I've got a good shot at getting in. My softs are mediocre. Pretty good but not not amazing. Was the 3:1 getting in 3 ins to 1 out or vice-versa? >.>

Also the Columbia website says "Application Status: Completion Pending". Does that mean they're almost done reviewing my application or they're almost done receiving my application?

Thanks for helping me with my confusion!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby artichoke » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:40 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:Law School Predictor says I have a 4.352 and I applied ED. Hopefully I've got a good shot at getting in. My softs are mediocre. Pretty good but not not amazing. Was the 3:1 getting in 3 ins to 1 out or vice-versa? >.>

Also the Columbia website says "Application Status: Completion Pending". Does that mean they're almost done reviewing my application or they're almost done receiving my application?

Thanks for helping me with my confusion!


I'm guessing almost done receiving, as a "complete" status means they have all of your materials and your application is ready for review.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:10 pm

JoeShmoe11 wrote:Law School Predictor says I have a 4.352 and I applied ED. Hopefully I've got a good shot at getting in. My softs are mediocre. Pretty good but not not amazing. Was the 3:1 getting in 3 ins to 1 out or vice-versa? >.>

Also the Columbia website says "Application Status: Completion Pending". Does that mean they're almost done reviewing my application or they're almost done receiving my application?

Thanks for helping me with my confusion!


Yeah, I think 4.3 is ~75% of acceptance if you ED, anecdotally.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pereira6 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:10 pm

Application=sent 5 seconds ago.

Whew. Columbia is the highest ranked school I applied, 3.85/170 (4.290 index, so close to that 4.3 threshold!).

@ Knock: your Stanford thread makes me want to throw my hat in the ring there and get rejected :D

Columbia=dream school, but still not sure if it's worth 200k of debt

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shanemahsa » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:41 pm

pereira6 wrote:Columbia=dream school, but still not sure if it's worth 200k of debt

I guess that depends on what makes it a dream.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:45 am

So I just found a small error on my app :shock:

In the application form part, I have one employer listed with a different name as on my resume. I had worked for a venture capital firm and on my application form, I put the name of the startup I was helping with and on my resume, I put the name of the venture capital firm.

The name of the startup I was working with is on my resume too so they could put two and two together if they read both but should I do anything about the slight inconsistency?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:49 am

absolutazn87 wrote:So I just found a small error on my app :shock:

In the application form part, I have one employer listed with a different name as on my resume. I had worked for a venture capital firm and on my application form, I put the name of the startup I was helping with and on my resume, I put the name of the venture capital firm.

The name of the startup I was working with is on my resume too so they could put two and two together if they read both but should I do anything about the slight inconsistency?

This makes zero difference it my opinion. It will not break you and as far as they know you could have been working two jobs. I wouldnt worry about it.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:27 am

CastleRock wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:So I just found a small error on my app :shock:

In the application form part, I have one employer listed with a different name as on my resume. I had worked for a venture capital firm and on my application form, I put the name of the startup I was helping with and on my resume, I put the name of the venture capital firm.

The name of the startup I was working with is on my resume too so they could put two and two together if they read both but should I do anything about the slight inconsistency?

This makes zero difference it my opinion. It will not break you and as far as they know you could have been working two jobs. I wouldnt worry about it.


Whew...thanks for the help. and congrats on Boalt!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:48 am

Hurrah, I've just gone complete (at 8:05 pm... so is it an automated process or was someone working in the office then?)! Edited to add: submitted 10/29. Wait time was well over the 14 days estimated on the status checker.
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123kl wrote:4.346. . . . still see no way I'm getting in. Oh well.


That sucks they round this down to 4.3 joining the rest of us. Oh well hopefully I would be excited about others schools by the time I hear back, so it won't be so bad if it is bad news.


+1

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby hellojd » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:35 am

pereira6 wrote:Application=sent 5 seconds ago.

Whew. Columbia is the highest ranked school I applied, 3.85/170 (4.290 index, so close to that 4.3 threshold!).

@ Knock: your Stanford thread makes me want to throw my hat in the ring there and get rejected :D

Columbia=dream school, but still not sure if it's worth 200k of debt


Numbers twins... GL!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pereira6 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:26 am

shanemahsa wrote:
pereira6 wrote:Columbia=dream school, but still not sure if it's worth 200k of debt

I guess that depends on what makes it a dream.


Hm, true, maybe dream isn't the right word. I just haven't decided if any school is worth 200k in my situation, but getting into Columbia would be pretty sick.

hellojd wrote:Numbers twins... GL!


Good luck to you too bud, maybe we'll end up at the same place haha

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:19 pm

Does anyone know if they're "completing" the ED files first and that's why the RD files are taking so long? >.<

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Weirdlog » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:24 pm

Confused7 wrote:Does anyone know if they're "completing" the ED files first and that's why the RD files are taking so long? >.<


This would be my guess--I've been at "completion pending" for over 2 weeks now (RD).




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