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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby modmx » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Personally, I'm waiting for the person who volunteered to call CLS tomorrow and see if they can get a feel on what exactly this hold was and whether they are wanting LOCIs.


Thanks for the advice Knock! and I was also thinking about calling them and speaking to Ms. Flores about how to approach this situation. I'll be monitoring this thread very closely for the answer but I'm willing to call if people need more answers

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:52 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
Knock wrote:
modmx wrote:I'd like to jump into this thread and need some advice.

Also held today, very surprised since I'm a 3.92/167.

Judging from what I've read over the last few pages ITT, Columbia is not a big fan of LOCI? Would it be dangerous to send in a letter that specifically mentions the hold on my file but why I am a good fit? Would an additional, and 4th LOR help?

I am also considering not to send an updated transcript as my GPA took a dip down. would this be ok if I'm already at their 75% for GPA?


You shouldn't be very surprised with a 167 :|. I think the short answer is, no one here really knows. This caught most of us by surprised. I don't think a LOCI or 4th LOR would hurt, but your odds aren't good either way. Personally, I'm waiting for the person who volunteered to call CLS tomorrow and see if they can get a feel on what exactly this hold was and whether they are wanting LOCIs.

Definitely don't send in an updated transcript unrequested if your GPA went down.

I think she/he means surprised that they did not get rejected and put on hold....


Hmmm, I think you're right. My apologies :oops:. Ignore the first part of my post but the rest is valid.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:53 pm

modmx wrote:
Personally, I'm waiting for the person who volunteered to call CLS tomorrow and see if they can get a feel on what exactly this hold was and whether they are wanting LOCIs.


Thanks for the advice Knock! and I was also thinking about calling them and speaking to Ms. Flores about how to approach this situation. I'll be monitoring this thread very closely for the answer but I'm willing to call if people need more answers


No problem, my sincere apologies for being brusque. I mis-interpreted your post :oops:.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:53 pm

How lame would it be in the 25 of us who didn't get a hold get one early tomorrow morning?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Fresh wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
yeah, I mean considering this is their first year emailing the holds, it's possible there was some problem there.


i wouldn't be surprised if it was a mistake of some sort, but the holds came out in a prolonged stream it seemed. so i feel like they would have caught their mistake idk


Agreed. As much as I'd like to think of this as a mistake, I don't think anything a mistake as egregious as this is possible, heh. Also, they DID hint that they would email all non-accepts, right? So it's not like they suddenly changed their minds and wanted to accept us only to mistakenly hold us all.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby dabbadon8 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:54 pm

Idk what to make of this I am so confused lol. And I STILL have not gotten my GULC package.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:54 pm

Fresh wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
yeah, I mean considering this is their first year emailing the holds, it's possible there was some problem there.


i wouldn't be surprised if it was a mistake of some sort, but the holds came out in a prolonged stream it seemed. so i feel like they would have caught their mistake idk


And i'm going for the triple post here but I totally agree with this.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:54 pm

If this is all a mistake and we all get admitted, I'll buy each and everyone one of you a drink at the ASW =]

Honestly, am I allowed to say that I'm astonished by the quality of the deferral/held pool? Everyone has impressive stats and great applications, I'm sure!

Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:54 pm

dulcatis wrote:How lame would it be in the 25 of us who didn't get a hold get one early tomorrow morning?


Or a binder in the afternoon.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby modmx » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:55 pm

No problem, my sincere apologies for being brusque. I mis-interpreted your post :oops:.


No offense taken. Like I said, very surprised since I'm 4 points below the 25% for LSAT. But I don't know what to make of this so I guess I'll take it?

I'm working on the letter now and will be more than happy to share with anyone

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:56 pm

modmx wrote:
No problem, my sincere apologies for being brusque. I mis-interpreted your post :oops:.


No offense taken. Like I said, very surprised since I'm 4 points below the 25% for LSAT. But I don't know what to make of this so I guess I'll take it?

I'm working on the letter now and will be more than happy to share with anyone


If you want an edit, feel free to shoot me a pm.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby modmx » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:56 pm

akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:56 pm

OMG just caught up on the 20 PAGES!!! since I had to leave 3 hours ago. I can't believe the holds continued on for another hour!!! I'm also sitting at no hold/no VCE, but I don't have solid numbers by any means. For myself personally (and thus not for the whole forgotten group), I am terrified by the fact that I didn't get held. I'm hesitant to consider myself a part of the forgotten group until tomorrow, which I'm guessing may be when they start the reserve/ding emails. :cry: I'm officially enjoying what will probably be the last night I can hope to get into Columbia Law. But I still think some of you non-holds with higher numbers should keep the hope alive! :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:56 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dulcatis wrote:How lame would it be in the 25 of us who didn't get a hold get one early tomorrow morning?


Or a binder in the afternoon.

Yea, how lame that would be. Lol

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

dulcatis wrote:How lame would it be in the 25 of us who didn't get a hold get one early tomorrow morning?


Real lame, I reckon. All this musing for naught!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Can a hold even be a mistake? It's by definition a lack of a decision, it's not like they can't admit people tomorrow.

Not sending a VCE, now that's a mistake, lol

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

modmx wrote:
akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest


Sorry, I was referring to what Confused said above about CLS' admissions indicating that they would reach out to us non-admits...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thecilent » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

modmx wrote:
akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest

Your application is now complete and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, generally in the order in which they are completed. If you have applied to our first-year class as a Regular Decision applicant, we will endeavor to provide you with a final decision no later than the end of April, provided your application was completed by February 15, our regular decision application deadline.
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:58 pm

thecilent wrote:
modmx wrote:
akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest

February 15th


Hm ok; I thought Confused was saying (earlier on this page) that they admissions office was hinting at some sort of notice to all of us pending applicants...
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:59 pm

arism87 wrote:Can a hold even be a mistake? It's by definition a lack of a decision, it's not like they can't admit people tomorrow.

Not sending a VCE, now that's a mistake, lol


Haha, yeah...I was going to propose a thought experiment of "If you're CLS and you just realized you held a bunch of people on accident, do you fess up or not?"

And then I realized that it would make no difference.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thecilent » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:59 pm

akikaze wrote:
thecilent wrote:
modmx wrote:
akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest

February 15th


But when did they indicate that?

Yeah I didnt mean that. See above. End of April I guess

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:01 pm

akikaze wrote:
thecilent wrote:
modmx wrote:
akikaze wrote:Edit: When did Columbia's admissions office say that they'd email all non-accepts?


By April 22nd at the latest

February 15th


But when did they indicate that?


Sorry, I was referring to their recent blog posted in which they said "Please note that this year we are exploring new options to contribute to a greener planet and will be sending many decisions by email." Of course, they then listed "Admit" as one of the categories under this, and we all know that Admits still receive physical VCEs. I assumed that all others would receive decisions via email, but this may be wrong.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:02 pm

Confused7 wrote:
Sorry, I was referring to their recent blog posted in which they said "Please note that this year we are exploring new options to contribute to a greener planet and will be sending many decisions by email." Of course, they then listed "Admit" as one of the categories under this, and we all know that Admits still receive physical VCEs. I assumed that all others would receive decisions via email, but this may be wrong.


That's what I wanted to know; thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:03 pm

arism87 wrote:Can a hold even be a mistake? It's by definition a lack of a decision, it's not like they can't admit people tomorrow.

Not sending a VCE, now that's a mistake, lol


imo, having a hold that says you'll get a decision no later than 4/22 might as well be a waitlist, so I just don't understand why they even bothered. I was personally being a bit sarcastic with my post and was half expecting someone to post the NYU no precedent lolcats, but it didn't happen.
I'm resigned to writing Columbia off.

after I write and send them my LOCI

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:05 pm

akikaze wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
Sorry, I was referring to their recent blog posted in which they said "Please note that this year we are exploring new options to contribute to a greener planet and will be sending many decisions by email." Of course, they then listed "Admit" as one of the categories under this, and we all know that Admits still receive physical VCEs. I assumed that all others would receive decisions via email, but this may be wrong.


That's what I wanted to know; thanks!


Sure! Hopefully in the years to come they'll adopt e-mail for everything so us poor applicants won't have to ponder about snowstorms and VCEs. :D




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