Columbia 2011!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:46 am

I think that they are possibly struggling to decide with my file. I'm not sure if they can decide whether or not I am HYS material and I'm not sure they want to give up $$ to lure me away from those schools.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ctgrapefruit » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:06 am

tkgrrett wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:
kruiz88 wrote:Just got a fee wavier for CLS. Have a 3.9, 163 and URM(PR). Do you think my chances at getting admitted warrant the $12 this late in the cycle, or am I just paying $12 to increase their selectivity rating?


3.97/168 PR/other hispanic here...i was held.


3.7/177/AA male and held as well. If you are serious about CLS I suggest you write them a tailored PS about your interest in that school in particular.


Is this some kind of joke?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby dot » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:27 am

CastleRock wrote:I think that they are possibly struggling to decide with my file. I'm not sure if they can decide whether or not I am HYS material and I'm not sure they want to give up $$ to lure me away from those schools.


At least in my case, doesn't seem they were too concerned with YP. I was admitted with above 75th numbers + good softs, but with no money. Taking their chances, I guess? Or maybe (my hope) there's significant unnamed $ coming.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:26 am

Do you guys really think that Columbia is so intent on helping its yield rate? I haven't done research, but why do I think that it would take much more than a better yield rate for Columbia to unseat S and climb the rankings......

Sorry to hear about the holds, though...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:30 am

Why do people think they're holding more and more qualified people this year? Last year holds went out by snail mail and I'm betting there were just as many. To me, it just seems like more people because the holds are being mass emailed, so everyone's coming here to report that on the same days. I certainly don't have proof of the opposite. By the end of last cycle, everyone hated Columbia too.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:36 am

sarahlawg wrote:Why do people think they're holding more and more qualified people this year? Last year holds went out by snail mail and I'm betting there were just as many. To me, it just seems like more people because the holds are being mass emailed, so everyone's coming here to report that on the same days. I certainly don't have proof of the opposite. By the end of last cycle, everyone hated Columbia too.


...on the bright side, they are being environmentally-friendly this year.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby logistikon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:41 am

Ctgrapefruit wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:
kruiz88 wrote:Just got a fee wavier for CLS. Have a 3.9, 163 and URM(PR). Do you think my chances at getting admitted warrant the $12 this late in the cycle, or am I just paying $12 to increase their selectivity rating?


3.97/168 PR/other hispanic here...i was held.


3.7/177/AA male and held as well. If you are serious about CLS I suggest you write them a tailored PS about your interest in that school in particular.


Is this some kind of joke?




hahahahh RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!? WTF :?: :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :(


edit: I take it back, that case could very easily be YP.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby alphamoose » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:57 am

Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arkansawyer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:09 am

alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I just thanked them for considering my application and gave my fall gpa in the body of the email. I also scanned my fall transcript and attached it in the same email. Got accepted this week.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby miracle2011 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:09 am

alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I copied and Pasted my online transcripts into the body of the email.

Did anyone get a confirmation email after sending them your fall grades?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby alphamoose » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:12 am

miracle2011 wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I copied and Pasted my online transcripts into the body of the email.

Did anyone get a confirmation email after sending them your fall grades?


Thanks very much. I'm about to send mine and I'll let you know if they acknowledge it.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:23 am

Ctgrapefruit wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:
kruiz88 wrote:Just got a fee wavier for CLS. Have a 3.9, 163 and URM(PR). Do you think my chances at getting admitted warrant the $12 this late in the cycle, or am I just paying $12 to increase their selectivity rating?


3.97/168 PR/other hispanic here...i was held.


3.7/177/AA male and held as well. If you are serious about CLS I suggest you write them a tailored PS about your interest in that school in particular.


Is this some kind of joke?


Not a joke. I have a very hard time believing Columbia does YP. FWIW, my PS was very generic. I used the space to discuss my background and hardships overcome and connected it to something on my resume but nothing necessarily law or columbia specific.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:57 am

tkgrrett wrote:Not a joke. I have a very hard time believing Columbia does YP. FWIW, my PS was very generic. I used the space to discuss my background and hardships overcome and connected it to something on my resume but nothing necessarily law or columbia specific.

your app must have been terrible. I mean, if the best it got you was hls... What a joke.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:11 pm

alphamoose wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I copied and Pasted my online transcripts into the body of the email.

Did anyone get a confirmation email after sending them your fall grades?


Thanks very much. I'm about to send mine and I'll let you know if they acknowledge it.


Yeah I listed my classes and the grades, along with semester GPA. They replied the same day saying it had been added to my file.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kjadkins » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:14 pm

I never got a fall grade request :( I know that they're usually a good sign, but I've convinced myself that they didn't bother asking because I already updated my transcripts through LSAC.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby math101 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:17 pm

arkansawyer wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I just thanked them for considering my application and gave my fall gpa in the body of the email. I also scanned my fall transcript and attached it in the same email. Got accepted this week.


Congrats, arkansawyer! Looks like no Jeff Bridges for me at Michigan.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ahduth » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 pm

CastleRock wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Not a joke. I have a very hard time believing Columbia does YP. FWIW, my PS was very generic. I used the space to discuss my background and hardships overcome and connected it to something on my resume but nothing necessarily law or columbia specific.

your app must have been terrible. I mean, if the best it got you was hls... What a joke.


Well that was quite... unpleasant. Did your sunny disposition come through in your application? :D

As far as the YP, they seem to be dedicated to pissing people off. You really need to want the Columbia prestige to put up with this crap. I don't see why they wouldn't soft YP people like you who are obviously going to have better options, as long as they're giving everyone else rough handling as well.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby alphamoose » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:19 pm

arkansawyer wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I just thanked them for considering my application and gave my fall gpa in the body of the email. I also scanned my fall transcript and attached it in the same email. Got accepted this week.


This just gave me far too much hope, :shock: . Congrats to you!

For the person wondering before- they just acknowledged my email less than five minutes after I sent it.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 7ED » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:25 pm

ahduth wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Not a joke. I have a very hard time believing Columbia does YP. FWIW, my PS was very generic. I used the space to discuss my background and hardships overcome and connected it to something on my resume but nothing necessarily law or columbia specific.

your app must have been terrible. I mean, if the best it got you was hls... What a joke.


Well that was quite... unpleasant. Did your sunny disposition come through in your application? :D

As far as the YP, they seem to be dedicated to pissing people off. You really need to want the Columbia prestige to put up with this crap. I don't see why they wouldn't soft YP people like you who are obviously going to have better options, as long as they're giving everyone else rough handling as well.


I think CR is being sarcastic... :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vertex » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:35 pm

Today's the big day, everyone! Hold on to your hats!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:44 pm

vertex wrote:Today's the big day, everyone! Hold on to your hats!


grumble grumble grumble

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby champsound » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:45 pm

bendurnotes4me wrote:
vertex wrote:Today's the big day, everyone! Hold on to your hats!


grumble grumble grumble

I feel like someone says something like that more or less every day I've been following this thread.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:47 pm

champsound wrote:
bendurnotes4me wrote:
vertex wrote:Today's the big day, everyone! Hold on to your hats!


grumble grumble grumble

I feel like someone says something like that more or less every day I've been following this thread.


Yes, vertex

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:40 pm

vertex wrote:Today's the big day, everyone! Hold on to your hats!

They said that when we waited for LSAT scores, now they say that when we wait for decisions... Ugh I am tired of this suspense!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ctgrapefruit » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:41 pm

arkansawyer wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Fall grade request this morning (I am a forgotten). For those of you that have done this- How did you format your email? Just give them your gpa? All the classes you took with the grades? In a pdf or the body of the email?


I just thanked them for considering my application and gave my fall gpa in the body of the email. I also scanned my fall transcript and attached it in the same email. Got accepted this week.


That's great! Congrats :)




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