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onetime1
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby onetime1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:16 pm

Sorry in advance if this question has already been asked! I got my reserve letter a few days ago, but just read it thoroughly this morning...the dean wrote a note at the bottom of the letter that seems a bit personal, but could theoretically be some kind of weird stamp designed to make me think I have a shot of getting off the waitlist. So, was there a note at the end of every letter?

Thanks, guys!!

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:34 pm

So I guess tonight the adcomms are up all night deliberating on us remaining holds? :)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby marcellus » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:54 am

I'm overseas at the moment and cannot check snail mail. I haven't heard anything since applying in Feb. Does Columbia accept, reject, and waitlist by email?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pulandasu » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:10 am

ilovemulch wrote:So I guess tonight the adcomms are up all night deliberating on us remaining holds? :)


I don't think we are important enough... :(

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altagracia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby altagracia » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:04 am

received my rejection letter in the mail last night. Applied on the deadline and wasn't complete until a few days later. SUre it didn't help me much. The pattern I do notice however... rejections in the mail and reserve/acceptances via email..

Good Luck to you all.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:08 am

altagracia wrote:received my rejection letter in the mail last night. Applied on the deadline and wasn't complete until a few days later. SUre it didn't help me much. The pattern I do notice however... rejections in the mail and reserve/acceptances via email..

Good Luck to you all.


awww, I'm sorry to hear that. Sorry to ask, but were you held by any chance?

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altagracia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby altagracia » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:09 am

ilovemulch wrote:
altagracia wrote:received my rejection letter in the mail last night. Applied on the deadline and wasn't complete until a few days later. SUre it didn't help me much. The pattern I do notice however... rejections in the mail and reserve/acceptances via email..

Good Luck to you all.


awww, I'm sorry to hear that. Sorry to ask, but were you held by any chance?



Wasn't held.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby drummerboy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:10 am

are they opened on good friday

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pkt63 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:22 am

onetime1 wrote:Sorry in advance if this question has already been asked! I got my reserve letter a few days ago, but just read it thoroughly this morning...the dean wrote a note at the bottom of the letter that seems a bit personal, but could theoretically be some kind of weird stamp designed to make me think I have a shot of getting off the waitlist. So, was there a note at the end of every letter?

Thanks, guys!!

I only got an email. Did you get this letter following on the email? I'm on the west coast, so maybe yet to receive it?

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:23 am

just called admissions and was told "a letter was mailed out to you on the 20th"....it's been fun guys!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pulandasu » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:24 am

ilovemulch wrote:just called admissions and was told "a letter was mailed out to you on the 20th"....it's been fun guys!


Sorry to hear - I guess I'm expecting the same result. I'm based in NYC, so I guess I will be the first to report..

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:26 am

pulandasu wrote:
ilovemulch wrote:just called admissions and was told "a letter was mailed out to you on the 20th"....it's been fun guys!


Sorry to hear - I guess I'm expecting the same result. I'm based in NYC, so I guess I will be the first to report..


I knew they had to ding SOME holds..I guess they just started later than reserves :/

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby altagracia » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:43 am

ilovemulch wrote:just called admissions and was told "a letter was mailed out to you on the 20th"....it's been fun guys!



damn mulch. I was privately rooting for you! I'm sure you'll do well. Where are you going again?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby onetime1 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:55 am

[/quote]
I only got an email. Did you get this letter following on the email? I'm on the west coast, so maybe yet to receive it?[/quote]

no, I didn't get a letter; it was a note written at the end of the emailed reserve letter...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby pkt63 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:11 pm

onetime1 wrote:
I only got an email. Did you get this letter following on the email? I'm on the west coast, so maybe yet to receive it?


no, I didn't get a letter; it was a note written at the end of the emailed reserve letter...

Ah, I didn't even read that. Thanks for the heads up, otherwise I wouldn't have found that response form to withdraw. No special note for me...hopefully that is a good sign for you!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bob77 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:20 pm

onetime1 wrote:Sorry in advance if this question has already been asked! I got my reserve letter a few days ago, but just read it thoroughly this morning...the dean wrote a note at the bottom of the letter that seems a bit personal, but could theoretically be some kind of weird stamp designed to make me think I have a shot of getting off the waitlist. So, was there a note at the end of every letter?

Thanks, guys!!


can you give more detailz? sounds interesting...

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altagracia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby altagracia » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:34 pm

drummerboy wrote:are they opened on good friday



we were open during the blizzard... never closed not one day... so yes, they are open.

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:43 pm

DING DING DING DING! Letter dated 4/20...CYCLE OVER, FEELS GOOD. Going to Penn, riding out NYU's waitlist. YAY!!!!!

EDIT: Thanks, Altagracia, that's so sweet! What are your plans? Best of luck to you!
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:44 pm

pkt63 wrote:
onetime1 wrote:
I only got an email. Did you get this letter following on the email? I'm on the west coast, so maybe yet to receive it?


no, I didn't get a letter; it was a note written at the end of the emailed reserve letter...

Ah, I didn't even read that. Thanks for the heads up, otherwise I wouldn't have found that response form to withdraw. No special note for me...hopefully that is a good sign for you!


Ditto, no note for me! Nice deal onetime, sounds like they like you!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby onetime1 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:48 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
pkt63 wrote:
onetime1 wrote:
I only got an email. Did you get this letter following on the email? I'm on the west coast, so maybe yet to receive it?


no, I didn't get a letter; it was a note written at the end of the emailed reserve letter...

Ah, I didn't even read that. Thanks for the heads up, otherwise I wouldn't have found that response form to withdraw. No special note for me...hopefully that is a good sign for you!


Ditto, no note for me! Nice deal onetime, sounds like they like you!


Thanks, guys! This is my second time applying, and my second time with a CLS waitlist, so I'm not holding out too much hope... good luck to those staying on reserve :)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby drummerboy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:59 pm

just called. letter mailed yesterday. sounds like a ding to me.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby TLSNYC » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:05 pm

I'm sorry if this was made clear already -- people are certain they have to be hearing today because in their held letter it said that they would receive final notice today? Because my deferral letter from ED said that I will hear back in April, but didn't specify a date, it is still possible that I could hear back sometime next week instead of today, correct?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:08 pm

TLSNYC wrote:I'm sorry if this was made clear already -- people are certain they have to be hearing today because in their held letter it said that they would receive final notice today? Because my deferral letter from ED said that I will hear back in April, but didn't specify a date, it is still possible that I could hear back sometime next week instead of today, correct?


When I called two days ago, the lady told me "We'll be making decisions through the end of April." I told her, "Even if it said 'By April 22nd' on the hold letter?" She told me, "If your letter says April 22nd, you'll receive a decision by then." Sure enough, got WLed that afternoon.

I'm assuming the rest of the applicants who didn't get that letter may very well likely still be getting decisions into next week. If you look at LSN from last year, that was the case.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:14 pm

What is the logic of Held->Ding?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:19 pm

BrightLine wrote:What is the logic of Held->Ding?


Not quite sure I understand your question.

If we look at this year's decisions (hold decisions, especially) from Columbia, they've been a little bit unpredictable from the standpoint of GPA/LSAT alone.

Then again, many more people with qualifying LSAT/GPA combinations apply to Columbia than they have space for, so perhaps that was why many with high numbers were held-->WL/rejected. Nothing to be surprised about.




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