Columbia 2011!

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:57 pm

jeng wrote:Just got held this afternoon via e-mail.. But I imagine that the prospects of getting in after being held aren't as bad as people seem to think that they are, or else there would really be no point of distinguishing between hold and reserve, would there?

Also the letter I received indicates that this year's applicant pool was large ("This year's applicant pool... promises to be among the largest and most highly qualified in our history") which seems to contradict with everyone saying this year had unusually low numbers. Is this just CLS rhetoric? Why does everyone keep saying that this year's pool was smaller?

Last question... the letter says holds will be notified BY April 22 - does any one know if last year people hear back before that date or was it exactly on April 22?


The last few years of Hold data show notifications coming in around the 10th of April.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ChriLa425 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:58 pm

Hopefully, would be nice to hear and decide either way!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:02 pm

When I called to ask about the timeline, the woman sounded pretty serious that they couldn't "guarantee a decision before April 22nd," but I'm just gonna chalk that up to them being overly conservative. :D First or second week of April would be great, otherwise I'll probably withdraw.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby drummerboy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Anyone know what to make of the group that has no status as this point other than complete?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jeng » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:13 pm

drummerboy wrote:Anyone know what to make of the group that has no status as this point other than complete?


What was your complete date? Mine was Feb 14 and I heard back today and they say its first come first serve. If yours was before that then no idea!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jeng » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:14 pm

geoduck wrote:
jeng wrote:Just got held this afternoon via e-mail.. But I imagine that the prospects of getting in after being held aren't as bad as people seem to think that they are, or else there would really be no point of distinguishing between hold and reserve, would there?

Also the letter I received indicates that this year's applicant pool was large ("This year's applicant pool... promises to be among the largest and most highly qualified in our history") which seems to contradict with everyone saying this year had unusually low numbers. Is this just CLS rhetoric? Why does everyone keep saying that this year's pool was smaller?

Last question... the letter says holds will be notified BY April 22 - does any one know if last year people hear back before that date or was it exactly on April 22?


If I had to guess, it'd be a combo of people shotgunning the T5 and the massive amounts of fee waivers CLS sent out.


Sorry but um... what's a "T5"??

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby delusional » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:14 pm

drummerboy wrote:Anyone know what to make of the group that has no status as this point other than complete?

Complete is the only status, isn't it?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:15 pm

jeng wrote:Sorry but um... what's a "T5"??


HYSCC

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:17 pm

Just so you know:

I applied late October, and JUST got held on Wednesday.

Patience, bros.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:49 pm

Snail mail ding.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:51 pm

splitmuch wrote:Snail mail ding.


178 3.1 is not even a WL? wow.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:54 pm

BrightLine wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Snail mail ding.


178 3.1 is not even a WL? wow.


Story of my cycle. Harvard's hold, (while laughably generous and with no JR1) is the highlight from my T14 applications.

Oh well, I'm from KC and like it so WUSTL with major scrilla is not a bad gig.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:47 am

Quick q to those on hold: Since academic transcripts should be in by 3/31, should I assume the same for LOCI/updated resume? :: Should I email it tomorrow as opposed to snail mail to guarantee it gets there before Thursday or mail it in tomorrow?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Quick q to those on hold: Since academic transcripts should be in by 3/31, should I assume the same for LOCI/updated resume? :: Should I email it tomorrow as opposed to snail mail to guarantee it gets there before Thursday or mail it in tomorrow?


I took the date to be the deadline for ALL materials. Also, since CLS does take updates via email (unlike some schools like HLS or YLS), I would just email them the resume and LOCI to make it easier on yourself.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:33 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Quick q to those on hold: Since academic transcripts should be in by 3/31, should I assume the same for LOCI/updated resume? :: Should I email it tomorrow as opposed to snail mail to guarantee it gets there before Thursday or mail it in tomorrow?


I would have all the materials in by the 31st. My assumption was that they will begin to review holds after that date, so it will be in your best interest to have sent in all the materials by then.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:03 am

Based on last years thread, this process can really go into late April and beyond. Who is up for another month+ of this?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ashleyre » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:22 am

Is being put on Reserve equivalent to being held or WL?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby c_dubya_s » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:24 am

ashleyre wrote:Is being put on Reserve equivalent to being held or WL?

It's the equivalent of being waitlisted. Main difference is that reserves won't be considered until (probably) after the deposit date, while holds will receive a decision (accept/ding/reserve) by April 22nd.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:35 am

c_dubya_s wrote:
ashleyre wrote:Is being put on Reserve equivalent to being held or WL?

It's the equivalent of being waitlisted. Main difference is that reserves won't be considered until (probably) after the deposit date, while holds will receive a decision (accept/ding/reserve) by April 22nd.


For those who have heard nothing is there a date that Columbia "has" to respond by?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby texaskk » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:58 am

BrightLine wrote:
c_dubya_s wrote:
ashleyre wrote:Is being put on Reserve equivalent to being held or WL?

It's the equivalent of being waitlisted. Main difference is that reserves won't be considered until (probably) after the deposit date, while holds will receive a decision (accept/ding/reserve) by April 22nd.


For those who have heard nothing is there a date that Columbia "has" to respond by?


For those of us that submitted by December, their website says we should "expect a response by March." If you call the office, they say "We are releasing decisions through the end of April."

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Ugh, so I looked at LSN for last year's numbers and saw only like TWO people who got accepted in mid-late April. A lot of rejections and reserves. To whoever said they would be using holds differently this year, I hope you're right!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jeng » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:24 pm

splitmuch wrote:
BrightLine wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Snail mail ding.


178 3.1 is not even a WL? wow.


Story of my cycle. Harvard's hold, (while laughably generous and with no JR1) is the highlight from my T14 applications.

Oh well, I'm from KC and like it so WUSTL with major scrilla is not a bad gig.


That's not too bad I would be thrilled to get held at Harvard (still haven't heard back from them but expecting my ding any day now...) plus you can always apply to transfer next year. I read that many of the top schools will accept 2nd year transfers with lower stats because it doesn't affect their entrance averages/rankings.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:28 pm

There are a -lot- of people who have admit-type numbers that have been held. They had better :|

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Applications are down this year, and not to mention it's likely they are using holds differently this year to avoid the overenrollment problem they've had in recent years.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ahduth » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:45 pm

incompetentia wrote:There are a -lot- of people who have admit-type numbers that have been held. They had better :|


Ya back when that huge wave of holds came out, there was a big pile of 4.4 indices that were forgotten and subsequently held. It was a bit surprising - that's their median.




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