Columbia 2011!

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vesstan
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vesstan » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:26 pm

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georges2
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby georges2 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:32 pm

I tried to confirm my spot on the reserve list today, after i provide the information exactly the same way i did on the application, i get a message saying "We cannot find your application for admission because the information you provided does not match any records in our database"
Anyone else having the same problem?

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BrightLine
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:12 pm

jrose5 wrote:
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.


Accept=we want you
Reject=we dont want you
Reserve= we think you are cool so if we have spots left, you will do
Hold= we dont know yet, lets just see how it all turns out.

I would be under the impression that holds should either be accepted or reserved. If you are rejected after a hold, why exactly did they hold you? What were they waiting for?

bdubs
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:15 pm

BrightLine wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
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.


Accept=we want you
Reject=we dont want you
Reserve= we think you are cool so if we have spots left, you will do
Hold= we dont know yet, lets just see how it all turns out.

I would be under the impression that holds should either be accepted or reserved. If you are rejected after a hold, why exactly did they hold you? What were they waiting for?


Held might have meant that no one bothered to read your file yet, they just looked at your numbers and threw you in a hold pile.

lawscholar20
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby lawscholar20 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:32 pm

And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97

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src42
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby src42 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:43 pm

lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97

Dang. Sorry to hear about the ding. Good luck to you!

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altagracia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby altagracia » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:52 pm

lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97



what the...! you're 8/3 points away from being perfect. Clearly its not you. Enjoy you're weekend.

bob77
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bob77 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:02 pm

e-mailed a few hours ago to see waz goin on... ignordd

jrose5
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:07 pm

Sorry to hear about the dings. Honestly, I was quite surprised. The strength of the remaining held applicants made me think they were waiting till the end to send out acceptances, perhaps reviewing by an elimination type of method.

If it helps any, our chances of getting off reserve are slim to nothing. Considering how closely this cycle has mirrored last year's, in spite of the lower #s of applications, getting off the WL is gonna be next to impossible...

jrose5
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:10 pm

Oh yeah, the reserve form isn't working - it keeps telling me my info can't be matched to their records.

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BrightLine
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby BrightLine » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Deposited minutes ago, hope to to see some you in August. Good luck!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby sargell83 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:46 pm

lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97


i cant believe they dinged you after holding you while i, with my 163/3.9 have not heard anything! is it that hard to deny someone?! though i applied right before their deadline 2/15, is it possible they haven't gotten to my application yet?!

oopspowsurprise
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby oopspowsurprise » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:25 am

can't wait for my ding to come in the mail this weekend :/

rosewood
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby rosewood » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:20 am

lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97


This is extremely depressing.

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descartesb4thehorse
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:56 am

rosewood wrote:
lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97


This is extremely depressing.


If it makes you feel any less depressed, I got held on the same day with the same LSAT and a much lower gpa and they placed me on reserve Thursday. So it seems like they do at least acknowledge softs and the complete overeagerness of my application and subsequent LOCIs, even if it doesn't quite mean a VCE.

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cbp3443
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby cbp3443 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:46 am

Snail Mail ding. 173 3.87 :( Only flat rejection of the cycle. :(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:52 am

May I ask if you high #s people who received the letter recently sent a LOCI to follow up your hold? I'm a little perplexed by this...

edit: Also, sorry to hear the bad news. If anything, I am sure that with those #s you guys got other great acceptances!

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cbp3443
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby cbp3443 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:55 am

No LOCI here.

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:12 pm

jrose5 wrote:May I ask if you high #s people who received the letter recently sent a LOCI to follow up your hold? I'm a little perplexed by this...

edit: Also, sorry to hear the bad news. If anything, I am sure that with those #s you guys got other great acceptances!


I'm not a high #s person, lol, but I did send a LOCI and got rejected still. 171, 3.67.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby vesstan » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:41 pm

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lawscholar20
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby lawscholar20 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:03 pm

jrose5 wrote:May I ask if you high #s people who received the letter recently sent a LOCI to follow up your hold? I'm a little perplexed by this...

edit: Also, sorry to hear the bad news. If anything, I am sure that with those #s you guys got other great acceptances!



LOCI (promising to attend if admitted) + Transcripts + Additional LOR sent

rosewood
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby rosewood » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:15 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
rosewood wrote:
lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97


This is extremely depressing.


If it makes you feel any less depressed, I got held on the same day with the same LSAT and a much lower gpa and they placed me on reserve Thursday. So it seems like they do at least acknowledge softs and the complete overeagerness of my application and subsequent LOCIs, even if it doesn't quite mean a VCE.


Well, I was already on reserve. I've sent updates but no LOCI. Do you think I should send one?

schmelmo
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby schmelmo » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:10 am

Ok so did anyone get held via email (maybe in March) but rejected by the 4/22 deadline via snail mail?

I'm international; was held 3/14 via email but haven't heard or received anything to my email inbox by 4/22. Sent LOCI right after my held email.

So I should just expect a ding via snail mail? Any tiny, remote possibility I've been put on reserve in a snail mailed letter?

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descartesb4thehorse
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:51 am

rosewood wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:
rosewood wrote:
lawscholar20 wrote:And the wait is over!

Applied 1/24 >> Held 3/16 >> Ding 4/22

171 3.97


This is extremely depressing.


If it makes you feel any less depressed, I got held on the same day with the same LSAT and a much lower gpa and they placed me on reserve Thursday. So it seems like they do at least acknowledge softs and the complete overeagerness of my application and subsequent LOCIs, even if it doesn't quite mean a VCE.


Well, I was already on reserve. I've sent updates but no LOCI. Do you think I should send one?


Definitely. Reading this thread makes me believe that Columbia's admissions does a lot more than numbers-> decision. There are a lot of 171s floating around, most with GPAs higher than mine, who have been dinged, while a friend who went to the same UG as I did with similar numbers and I are on reserve. I obviously have no experience getting off reserve, and if you went by this thread and got discouraged, you would probably just want to throw in the towel. But if Columbia really is your dream (like it is mine), send a LOCI, visit the school, do anything you can. Let them know you're still really into them. I can't say it will work, but I can say with some authority that not doing it will almost guarantee that you won't get in.

shouldvegoneforanMBA
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby shouldvegoneforanMBA » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:16 pm

Can someone please tell me what is included in an LOCI? is there a standard (preferably snark-less) format?




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