Columbia 2011!

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law_monkey
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:14 am

tomwatts wrote:
lshamlet wrote:No offense but you guys really love to overcomplicate this as much as possible. I don't quite understand why people are freaking out to know that CLS simply hasn't made a decision on some applicants. Did you all really expect them to have a decision for every applicant come Feb? Why overanalyze it?

If I'm not mistaken, 1) They normally do have a pretty good record of deciding about most of the strong/weak candidates at least, so this "hold for people who would normally get in" business and "forgotten-about super-strong applicants" category are both sort of weird, and 2) TLS is based on overanalyzing everything (cf. my data-mining posts on 170+ scorers, YLS and SLS decision dates, etc.).

I don't know if someone has hypothesized this yet in nearly 300 pages of thread, but I'm starting to wonder if snow delays have affected not just snail mail but decision rate. That is, CLS admissions people may have been slowed by being snowed out and may not have gotten to all of the apps that they normally get to. Yale is a good 1-2 weeks behind schedule, as far as I can tell, so why not CLS, too? That might be the reason for the extended waves of admits.


That's a reasonable assumption. But there are a couple auto-admits (numbers wise) who submitted early. So it's still just a little odd that CLS would be hesitant about their apps provided there's nothing wrong with the rest of the app. I think we should all just stop expecting stuff to come in our mailboxes everyday and just cross our fingers we hear something soon.

Although now there's apparently a 2/3 postmark, so that extends everything by another day. And I want to see if anyone gets a 2/7 tomorrow. Oh boy.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:51 am

Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Fresh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:54 am

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.


Really Columbia? sorry dulc...
Guessing i'll be joining you soon :-/

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:56 am

Fresh wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.


Really Columbia? sorry dulc...
Guessing i'll be joining you soon :-/

WTF is Columbia doing?!?!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby timmna » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:56 am

What was the point in waiting only to issue more holds?
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:57 am

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.


What after all this time?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:57 am

They're going to start pissing people off.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Fresh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:58 am

CastleRock wrote:They're going to start pissing people off.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby alphamoose » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:00 pm

Fresh wrote:
CastleRock wrote:They're going to start pissing people off.


TITCR.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 pm

Fresh wrote:
CastleRock wrote:They're going to start pissing people off.

Thanks. Much better.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby champsound » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 pm

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

If you don't get in... nobody should get in. except me? plz?

But yeah, with your stats held, you will probably get right in as soon as the 2/15 deadline hits.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 pm

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

:(

Well, if you put any weight into the crazed speculation going on round these parts about how CLS is doing things this cycle, then a good number of people on the hold list are going to get good news at some point...it is, like someone said, the second best thing after an acceptance.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 pm

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

They love us. They held us individually after the hold orgy. THIS MEANS WE'RE SPECIAL, RIGHT?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby birdlaw117 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 pm

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

WTF? That came out of nowhere...

Oh, and this:
Fresh wrote:
CastleRock wrote:They're going to start pissing people off.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 pm

champsound wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

If you don't get in... nobody should get in. except me? plz?

But yeah, with your stats held, you will probably get right in as soon as the 2/15 deadline hits.


This does suggest that they are really holding off on a lot of decisions until after the deadline...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 pm

dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.


:( Sorry Dulc. Maybe they're going back through the old piles now. Are you going to wait it out?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kazu » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:04 pm

dot wrote:Just got an email from CLS Admissions and I nearly died.

But turns out, it was maybe my only app on which I listed my address abroad, apparently. So since they're sending the packet internationally, they also emailed me a copy of my acceptance letter. Whew.

It's just a one page PDF and says nothing about scholarships - did that info come by any chance on a separate page? Or can I kiss my dreams of a Hamilton bye-bye?

Sent 1/6
Complete 1/19
Decision Letter dated 2/7

I remember someone international saying that they got their hamilton invite w/ their email... so it looks like it's just an acceptance for you. My... condolences? Congrats? :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 4102011 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:08 pm

eskimo wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

They love us. They held us individually after the hold orgy. THIS MEANS WE'RE SPECIAL, RIGHT?


SO, SO SPECIAL.

& I mean, I'll wait it out. I've been thinking I'll probably go MVP with $$ at this point, and this kind of solidifies it. I'm just relieved to actually hear SOMETHING from them! Also, this was my first sneak-attack law school e-mail on my iPhone. Nearly had a heart attack crossing the street.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:10 pm

dulcatis wrote:
eskimo wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

They love us. They held us individually after the hold orgy. THIS MEANS WE'RE SPECIAL, RIGHT?


SO, SO SPECIAL.

& I mean, I'll wait it out. I've been thinking I'll probably go MVP with $$ at this point, and this kind of solidifies it. I'm just relieved to actually hear SOMETHING from them! Also, this was my first sneak-attack law school e-mail on my iPhone. Nearly had a heart attack crossing the street.


I really think there will be some movement off the hold list once the deadline passes since there's just so many holds this year. Hopefully you'll be one of the ones who hear back soon.

On another note, did anyone who sent in the email about financial aid yesterday get a response?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:23 pm

dulcatis wrote:
eskimo wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Held by e-mail a little bit ago. Ohhh, CLS.

They love us. They held us individually after the hold orgy. THIS MEANS WE'RE SPECIAL, RIGHT?


SO, SO SPECIAL.

& I mean, I'll wait it out. I've been thinking I'll probably go MVP with $$ at this point, and this kind of solidifies it. I'm just relieved to actually hear SOMETHING from them! Also, this was my first sneak-attack law school e-mail on my iPhone. Nearly had a heart attack crossing the street.


Just a plug for the "Held at Columbia 2011" thread.

It is a good place to discuss how you will approach being so special with everyone else who is as special as you.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=146728&p=3988934#p3988934

(NOTE: That was meant to be a joke and in good spirits. If you took offense, then I didn't mean whatever part of what I wrote you took offense at.)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Kent M » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:25 pm

I got my acceptance letter yesterday. It was postmarked 2/2.

That's probably the end of the cycle for me.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:26 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote: If you took offense, then I didn't mean whatever part of what I wrote you took offense at.

:lol: I love that

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby champsound » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:31 pm

Just noticed that the bus I take to work everyday passes both Columbia Road and Harvard Street. And I told myself I wouldn't think about law school today.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby dot » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:34 pm

champsound wrote:Just noticed that the bus I take to work everyday passes both Columbia Road and Harvard Street. And I told myself I wouldn't think about law school today.

:lol:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jimbo1220 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:35 pm

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