Columbia 2011!

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betweenthetwo
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby betweenthetwo » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:30 pm

Is the theory that being international would help a candidate? Or is this all about email / snail mail?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Weirdlog » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:31 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


Columbia has been THE WORST this admissions cycle. The worst.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:31 pm

Weirdlog wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


Columbia has been THE WORST this admissions cycle. The worst.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:34 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby piccolittle » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:36 pm

bdubs wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.


This. After all the grouching about UVA's "expedience over formality" email, I can see why this would be nicer.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby xtine » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:37 pm

bdubs wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.


I see what you mean, but personally I'd feel extra-rejected that they felt the need to send a whole physical letter about my inadequacy :lol:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:37 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
GraniteState wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
Isn't being international sort of a binary state?

You either are or you aren't?

It's not as binary as you may think especially for ls admissions.


So what you're saying is, Canada.


Sorry it was a dumb West Wing quote:

Claypool: How pregnant is your ex-wife?
Toby Ziegler: As I understand pregnancy, it's a binary state. You either are or you aren't.


There is no such thing as a dumb West Wing quote!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:38 pm

bdubs wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.


Maybe. Is there anyone reading this who feels this way?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:38 pm

I see what you mean, but personally I'd feel extra-rejected that they felt the need to send a whole physical letter about my inadequacy :lol:[/quote]


+1

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:39 pm

bdubs wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.


I agree. It's probably their way of being nice about it. I was personally hoping for an email if I get dinged so at least I could let this go faster. No mail AT ALL for me today. Luckily I hadn't seen this snail mail rejection stuff first or I would've been too scared to look. Too bad they're probably not sending dings by priority mail and that there will definitely be several batches. Otherwise I could have rejoiced at the fact that if it was sent 2/1 I would've got mine today.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:39 pm

*Continues to ignore the turn this thread has taken*

Stop worrying people. I still believe. *Cues Journey*

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby CM612 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:40 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:
bdubs wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:What is the school's incentive for using snail mail and not e-mail for rejections? It almost certainly costs more money and time to mail letters than send e-mails, and it creates far more problems in terms of mail getting lost/people waiting longer.

I just don't understand.


If you get rejected it means you probably didn't have Columbia numbers in the first place. Which means that you paid them $75 to look at your application. I am sure that there are people out there who appreciate the courtesy of a physical letter telling them they didn't get in, instead of being rejected by an e-mail.


Maybe. Is there anyone reading this who feels this way?


No! My mail goes to my permanent address. I'm dreading the excited call from my parents about "a COLUMBIA envelope".

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:41 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:*Continues to ignore the turn this thread has taken*

Stop worrying people. I still believe. *Cues Journey*


Lol I love that song. Especially when it comes on the radio during traffic after a long day of work.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:41 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:There is no such thing as a dumb West Wing quote!


If only for this reason, I wouldn't mind us both ending up at Michigan. (OR CLS, but I'm not going to get in.)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:42 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:Sorry it was a dumb West Wing quote:

Claypool: How pregnant is your ex-wife?
Toby Ziegler: As I understand pregnancy, it's a binary state. You either are or you aren't.


There is no such thing as a dumb West Wing quote!

+1!

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xtine
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby xtine » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:42 pm

a few more rejections are popping up on LSN...

http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jd2014! » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:43 pm

Dulc! You know what this may mean?? You weren't rejected! Letters were sent out on Monday, and since you are in New York, you would have gotten it already. Not held, not WL'd, not rejected must be ... accepted!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Spykuh » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:43 pm

someone asked me yesterday to post a pic of my 1/31 VCE, but i don't actually know how to do that...if anyone still wants me to, please tell me how to post a pic!

p.s. to the people who are quoting West Wing...I really hope we get to be classmates!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:44 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:There is no such thing as a dumb West Wing quote!


If only for this reason, I wouldn't mind us both ending up at Michigan. (OR CLS, but I'm not going to get in.)

Yes! Or Penn! :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:44 pm

Spykuh wrote:someone asked me yesterday to post a pic of my 1/31 VCE, but i don't actually know how to do that...if anyone still wants me to, please tell me how to post a pic!

p.s. to the people who are quoting West Wing...I really hope we get to be classmates!


Take pic with cell phone, MMS message it to your email. Go to imageshack.com and upload it.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:44 pm

Spykuh wrote:someone asked me yesterday to post a pic of my 1/31 VCE, but i don't actually know how to do that...if anyone still wants me to, please tell me how to post a pic!

p.s. to the people who are quoting West Wing...I really hope we get to be classmates!


Upload to http://tinypic.com/ and then paste the image URL using the image tag at the top of the post box.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bhan87 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:44 pm

VCE in CA!! Postmarked 1/31. I submitted 1/11 and went complete 1/18. Early January applicants should expect some movement. Stats were 3.84/172

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:46 pm

betweenthetwo wrote:Is the theory that being international would help a candidate? Or is this all about email / snail mail?

Hasto do w/ mail nothing else.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby champsound » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:47 pm

bhan87 wrote:VCE in CA!! Postmarked 1/31. I submitted 1/11 and went complete 1/18. Early January applicants should expect some movement. Stats were 3.84/172


!!!!!!!!!!!! holy crap, I submitted 1/12 and went complete 1/20. I need to run home. NOW!

easternstandardtime1
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby easternstandardtime1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:48 pm

Do all the 1/28 and 1/31 admits have later complete dates (december and january)??




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