Columbia 2011!

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Lisi
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Lisi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:36 pm

If you're put on hold (which I was, yesterday, I think), does that mean that you should submit a LOCI (1 page?) and an additional LOR? I could do both of these. The LOR would probably have quite a bit more sway than my LOCI, but I feel like I can't really just send a LOR and not a LOCI, right? (By 'can't' I mean closer to 'shouldn't'.) The email says we will be notified by 4/22. How long do you think I have to get these materials together and submit them? At what point would it be too late / not make a difference in how they consider my app in the "hold" period?
Thanks for your opinions and suggestions!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ryokoyuy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:43 pm

Has anyone else still not heard anything back?
Would it be good to submit a LOCI, or is hearing nothing by now just a total death sentence?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:43 pm

Lisi wrote:If you're put on hold (which I was, yesterday, I think), does that mean that you should submit a LOCI (1 page?) and an additional LOR? I could do both of these. The LOR would probably have quite a bit more sway than my LOCI, but I feel like I can't really just send a LOR and not a LOCI, right? (By 'can't' I mean closer to 'shouldn't'.) The email says we will be notified by 4/22. How long do you think I have to get these materials together and submit them? At what point would it be too late / not make a difference in how they consider my app in the "hold" period?
Thanks for your opinions and suggestions!


If you're able to send both, I'd send both. Also, doesn't the hold email give us a deadline of March 29th to send in materials? I was held a few weeks back so I don't know if the content of our emails would differ.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bluecanary622 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:51 pm

ryokoyuy wrote:Has anyone else still not heard anything back?
Would it be good to submit a LOCI, or is hearing nothing by now just a total death sentence?


i haven't heard either

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Lisi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:52 pm

Confused7 wrote:If you're able to send both, I'd send both. Also, doesn't the hold email give us a deadline of March 29th to send in materials? I was held a few weeks back so I don't know if the content of our emails would differ.


Mine says "In the interim, you may also submit an updated academic transcript, if applicable, through March 31, 2011, to supplement your application while it is still under review by our Committee." That's it. No mention of "materials" or "other materials."

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:53 pm

Lisi wrote:
Confused7 wrote:If you're able to send both, I'd send both. Also, doesn't the hold email give us a deadline of March 29th to send in materials? I was held a few weeks back so I don't know if the content of our emails would differ.


Mine says "In the interim, you may also submit an updated academic transcript, if applicable, through March 31, 2011, to supplement your application while it is still under review by our Committee." That's it. No mention of "materials" or "other materials."


Yeah, they only mention "transcripts." But it doesn't matter. I'm sure they expect new LORs and LOCIs if they give the option of sending updated transcripts. I would send those materials in since the deadline is creeping up.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:00 pm

Why not call them and ask?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Lisi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:49 pm

Confused7 wrote:Yeah, they only mention "transcripts." But it doesn't matter. I'm sure they expect new LORs and LOCIs if they give the option of sending updated transcripts. I would send those materials in since the deadline is creeping up.


That's interesting. I guess I can get to them this weekend. As an aside, I think it's kind of strange how schools have all of these implicit norms / expectations that they don't state directly. Send transcripts = you should send other additional material? Deadline for "full consideration" is X = if you gets your apps in on the later side (but still before the deadline), your chances go way down? I think admissions committees should be more standardized and straight forward with that they expect, will accept, and how we will be evaluated. TLS is very helpful, but I think a lot of the explaining done here could be minimized and corrected if admissions committees spelled things out in a more explicit and standardized way.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kjadkins » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:59 am

Reserve via email this morning. :(

The wording in the letter is weird, they make it sound like a "hold", although I know they're entirely different things. Oh well. Probs not going to ride it out.

Good luck to everyone who is still waiting!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby SherlockHolmes » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:11 pm

Placed on reserve this morning as well.
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:15 pm

Sorry to hear about the reserves from this morning. Best of luck to you all on the rest of your cycle!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bryannance » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:19 pm

So if the regular decision folks who've been waitlisted will be reviewed on 4/22, is it safe to assume that that's when ED applicants who've been pushed to RD will be reviewed?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:23 pm

bryannance wrote:So if the regular decision folks who've been waitlisted will be reviewed on 4/22, is it safe to assume that that's when ED applicants who've been pushed to RD will be reviewed?


I would have assumed you'd hear before then.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jeng » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:10 pm

bluecanary622 wrote:
ryokoyuy wrote:Has anyone else still not heard anything back?
Would it be good to submit a LOCI, or is hearing nothing by now just a total death sentence?


i haven't heard either


Haven't heard anything either... fighting the impulse to call and see if they have mailed me anything :S

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby nakiko2003 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:17 pm

Why columbia has remained silent for me since january??!!! is that normal?????

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby src42 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:21 pm

nakiko2003 wrote:Why columbia has remained silent for me since january??!!! is that normal?????
Same here. I'm surprised I missed the round of waitlists today. There must be another round coming soon...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:24 pm

So WL are email, are dings as well? and how do they notify admits?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:29 pm

nakiko2003 wrote:Why columbia has remained silent for me since january??!!! is that normal?????


Yes.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:35 pm

Knock wrote:
nakiko2003 wrote:Why columbia has remained silent for me since january??!!! is that normal?????


Yes.


There has been a steady stream of decisions ever since I got mine early last week. I imagine it will continue and you will hear back soon, perhaps...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:21 pm

Silent for me as well, I applied in February though (before the deadline)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:26 pm

BrightLine wrote:Silent for me as well, I applied in February though (before the deadline)


I applied 1/10 and heard back last week (with a hold), so silence for you at this point shouldn't be surprising.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ryokoyuy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:32 pm

jrose5 wrote:
BrightLine wrote:Silent for me as well, I applied in February though (before the deadline)


I applied 1/10 and heard back last week (with a hold), so silence for you at this point shouldn't be surprising.


You're my application date twin - now I'm going to check my email even more often :)
Maybe maybe maybe if they got to you, I'll hear something soon (assuming they actually do look in order of application...)
And at least hold means you're still in the running! :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:40 pm

ryokoyuy wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
BrightLine wrote:Silent for me as well, I applied in February though (before the deadline)


I applied 1/10 and heard back last week (with a hold), so silence for you at this point shouldn't be surprising.


You're my application date twin - now I'm going to check my email even more often :)
Maybe maybe maybe if they got to you, I'll hear something soon (assuming they actually do look in order of application...)
And at least hold means you're still in the running! :D


Checked out your complete date - for some reason you went complete ~10 days after me! Well, no one ever said they had to go in order... That may explain why you have not heard back yet.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ryokoyuy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:47 pm

jrose5 wrote:
ryokoyuy wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
BrightLine wrote:Silent for me as well, I applied in February though (before the deadline)


I applied 1/10 and heard back last week (with a hold), so silence for you at this point shouldn't be surprising.


You're my application date twin - now I'm going to check my email even more often :)
Maybe maybe maybe if they got to you, I'll hear something soon (assuming they actually do look in order of application...)
And at least hold means you're still in the running! :D


Checked out your complete date - for some reason you went complete ~10 days after me! Well, no one ever said they had to go in order... That may explain why you have not heard back yet.


Really? Wow, I guess that means they had a lot of applications coming in around that time!
I guess I'll just have to wait it out some more :(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby src42 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:53 pm

Just got pre-waitlisted, aka held. Applied late after getting a last minute fee waiver. Stats are 170/3.9x.




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