Columbia 2011!

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jrose5
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:12 am

1/08 submission, still no word... should I send in a Why Columbia? They seem to advise waiting till after a hold/WL to do this, though.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby neonx » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:15 am

Congrats to all of my URM friends who got into Columbia today! Partttttyyyy in NYC.

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incompetentia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:16 am

jrose5 wrote:1/08 submission, still no word... should I send in a Why Columbia? They seem to advise waiting till after a hold/WL to do this, though.

Trust me, Jan 8 is nowhere near the longest people are waiting. (I'm complete 11/2 and still waiting)

Wait until you hear something.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ashleyryan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:20 am

incompetentia wrote:
jrose5 wrote:1/08 submission, still no word... should I send in a Why Columbia? They seem to advise waiting till after a hold/WL to do this, though.

Trust me, Jan 8 is nowhere near the longest people are waiting. (I'm complete 11/2 and still waiting)

Wait until you hear something.


Wowsa. I submitted 1/31, went complete at 2/3 and I've been impatiently waiting. I can't imagine how anxious you've been! Good luck!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby delusional » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:04 am

delusional wrote:Okay, I hope someone can help me with this - the Columbia finaid office says that they work only with need. The admissions office handles merit aid, but after you're accepted, there is no further offer of merit aid. So if I want to bargain using other acceptances/scholarships/incriminating information, which office would I contact? And do I have to wait to contact them until May, when they finally get to me in the need based pile?

bump

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law_monkey
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:37 am

Congrats new admits!


I'm still here. :(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby neonx » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:39 am

law_monkey wrote:Congrats new admits!


I'm still here. :(


Fingers crossed for you!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby tikiman6 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:06 am

redsoxfan2495 wrote:
tikiman6 wrote:In today via email! Submitted 2/9, complete 2/14. WOOOO
Stats? URM?

3.81/176, not URM.

Best of luck to everybody still in agony avenue (aka limbo), hopefully I'll see some of you next year!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby texaskk » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:29 am

law_monkey wrote:Congrats new admits!


I'm still here. :(


lawmonkey... I don't want to do this anymore

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law_monkey
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:36 am

texaskk wrote:
law_monkey wrote:Congrats new admits!


I'm still here. :(


lawmonkey... I don't want to do this anymore


*Hugs* Hopefully I'll decide if this is worth holding onto after I visit next week. If it's not really amazing once I get there, I'm out. :(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:12 am

still waiting... :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Zabini
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Zabini » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:15 am

Am I correct in surmising that Columbia doesn't have an "in review" status to bridge the gap between "complete" and the decision?

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law_monkey
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:16 am

Zabini wrote:Am I correct in surmising that Columbia doesn't have an "in review" status to bridge the gap between "complete" and the decision?


Yep. (You're correct). Once you hit complete you just sit around forever until you get a ding letter or email.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:56 am

texaskk wrote:lawmonkey... I don't want to do this anymore

law_monkey wrote:*Hugs* Hopefully I'll decide if this is worth holding onto after I visit next week. If it's not really amazing once I get there, I'm out. :(

You forgottens will join me soon enough!

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Zabini
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Zabini » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:50 am

law_monkey wrote:
Zabini wrote:Am I correct in surmising that Columbia doesn't have an "in review" status to bridge the gap between "complete" and the decision?


Yep. (You're correct). Once you hit complete you just sit around forever until you get a ding letter or email.


Bah! Seems hella obnoxious.

bendurnotes4me
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:12 am

Do any forgottens have scholarship deadlines they will have to answer to soon? I have a deadline in early April for a significant scholarship at one of my top choice schools and I'm wondering what to do about it as I've still heard nothing from Columbia. Any suggestions?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ChriLa425 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:31 am

bendurnotes4me wrote:Do any forgottens have scholarship deadlines they will have to answer to soon? I have a deadline in early April for a significant scholarship at one of my top choice schools and I'm wondering what to do about it as I've still heard nothing from Columbia. Any suggestions?


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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby delusional » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:15 am

delusional wrote:
delusional wrote:Okay, I hope someone can help me with this - the Columbia finaid office says that they work only with need. The admissions office handles merit aid, but after you're accepted, there is no further offer of merit aid. So if I want to bargain using other acceptances/scholarships/incriminating information, which office would I contact? And do I have to wait to contact them until May, when they finally get to me in the need based pile?

bump

if anyone cares, according to the finaid office they are not a matching school but any information should go to them. Also, they said it's okay to fax. Seriously? They want my tax return and my parents tax return coming through the fax? It will be occupied till next monday.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mcweanis » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:20 am

i faxed mine on march 1 and it went through right away; then i called and made sure they got everything and they picked up the phone and helped me. !

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby delusional » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:33 am

mcweanis wrote:i faxed mine on march 1 and it went through right away; then i called and made sure they got everything and they picked up the phone and helped me. !

between my parents' and mine, there must be forty pages. If i got a forty page fax, I'd rescind the offer of admission. But if I mail it they'll never get it.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:58 am

delusional wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i faxed mine on march 1 and it went through right away; then i called and made sure they got everything and they picked up the phone and helped me. !

between my parents' and mine, there must be forty pages. If i got a forty page fax, I'd rescind the offer of admission. But if I mail it they'll never get it.

Pay a courier.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:01 pm

Columbia, very much a reach for me, sent me a pleasant surprise letter this morning placing me on reserve. LOCI? Yes, please

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:03 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:Columbia, very much a reach for me, sent me a pleasant surprise letter this morning placing me on reserve. LOCI? Yes, please


Since Columbia is a slight reach for me, too, I would love a hold email as well! Congrats!

May I ask when you submitted?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby subtle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:21 pm

I thought hold is promising to look at you again later before the cycle is over (aka deferred) and reserve is promising to look at you again after the cycle is over (aka waitlist)?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:25 pm

subtle wrote:I thought hold is promising to look at you again later before the cycle is over (aka deferred) and reserve is promising to look at you again after the cycle is over (aka waitlist)?


This is correct...hold and reserve are not thr same thing. Have any holds heard back yet? Can't believe CLS is taking so long (at least for me haha).




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