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Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:41 pm
by bryannance
$1.99 wrote:i thought they can't tell you over the phone


Not to ask about whether I'm accepted, but just to see if there's any indication of the percentage of applicants that have been looked over thus far, percentage of ED acceptances made, etc. Gives me the ability to decide whether I should start editing my PS for NYU.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:47 pm
by Ghost
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Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:51 pm
by swl56
anyone else check their mail yet? i just did about an hour ago... nothing today again. what a surprise there!

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:55 pm
by shanemahsa
So I've been doing education verifications at work and today I had to verify a degree for someone who went to Columbia. Is this a sign? Is today THE DAY!?!?!?

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:57 pm
by TLSNYC
swl56 wrote:anyone else check their mail yet? i just did about an hour ago... nothing today again. what a surprise there!


I'm sorry if you mentioned this already, but where do you live?

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:13 pm
by swl56
i go to UD at cornell so i'm there right now... my address is changed on record starting tomorrow though because i'm going back home, which is in LI... does it make a difference? =\

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:23 pm
by TLSNYC
swl56 wrote:i go to UD at cornell so i'm there right now... my address is changed on record starting tomorrow though because i'm going back home, which is in LI... does it make a difference? =\


I don't think so, since you're close enough that you would find out fairly quickly either way. Anyways, the next 3 hours will be torturous.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:24 pm
by swl56
yeah, that's what i thought too... i'm still in NY so i was really surprised to find nothing in my mail box today...

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:47 pm
by JoeShmoe11
swl56 wrote:yeah, that's what i thought too... i'm still in NY so i was really surprised to find nothing in my mail box today...


I'm in NJ, nothing here either D:

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:50 pm
by swl56
think today is another non-decision day or that we're all getting accepted? :wink:

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:14 pm
by JoeShmoe11
swl56 wrote:think today is another non-decision day or that we're all getting accepted? :wink:


Personally I think tomorrow is the day, specifically i think rejections will go out tmorrow or Saturday so that people cant call over the weekend . I'm also pretty anxious for the couple of people who said they would CALL to do so today.

EDIT: sorry for the confusion!

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:21 pm
by bryannance
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
swl56 wrote:think today is another non-decision day or that we're all getting accepted? :wink:


Personally I think tomorrow is the day, specifically i think rejections will go out tmorrow or Saturday so that people cant call over the weekend . I'm also pretty anxious for the couple of people who saidthey would to do so today.


Why anxious?

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:24 pm
by swl56
wait.. anxious for what? i didn't understand that statement lol.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:26 pm
by JoeShmoe11
bryannance wrote:
JoeShmoe11 wrote:
swl56 wrote:think today is another non-decision day or that we're all getting accepted? :wink:


Personally I think tomorrow is the day, specifically i think rejections will go out tmorrow or Saturday so that people cant call over the weekend . I'm also pretty anxious for the couple of people who saidthey would to do so today.


Why anxious?


Oops sorry, meant to say "people who said they would call" haha. Typing on a pblhone is such a pain.

Because if Columbia says 90% of ED admissions are out ill be a bit discouraged. I'd be happy if they said like70% or less.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:28 pm
by bryannance
Okay, got it. I didn't know if you meant anxious on behalf of the people sticking their necks out there and calling or just nervous about the outcome.

Ha, welcome to the club, brother!

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:35 pm
by swl56
i would love to get any information at this point... i feel like anything is better than this silence! i want to call too but off the top of my head, i have no question to ask lol

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:43 pm
by bryannance
I'm just going to ask how far through the acceptance phase they are. Knowing that they've notified 90% of their acceptances via email would be very helpful, because I could have this one professor finish up a LOR, and I could begin my NYU PS. My hunch is that they won't tell me, or the person I get in touch with doesn't have access to that information, but it's worth a try.

Anyone else ever called and found good information? Or is it usually just a secretary-level person who knows little?

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:11 pm
by TLSNYC
Just called. The lady was a bit snippy with me when I tried to ask if I was definitely going to get a response this month. She curtly said, "Yes." When I asked for a more specific time frame, she replied, "Sometime this month." If anyone else does call today, either ask something not so direct about when to expect decisions, or hope you get somebody else. Good luck!

Edit: FWIW, definitely did not have to identify myself which is a good thing!

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:14 pm
by bryannance
TLSNYC wrote:Just called. The lady was a bit snippy with me when I tried to ask if I was definitely going to get a response this month. She curtly said, "Yes." When I asked for a more specific time frame, she replied, "Sometime this month." If anyone else does call today, either ask something not so direct about when to expect decisions, or hope you get somebody else. Good luck!

Edit: FWIW, definitely did not have to identify myself which is a good thing!


My guess is that this is too specific: "Do you think more than 3/4 of the ED acceptances have been notified by now, or are we not that far along yet?" But that's really what I want to know. What do you think?

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:20 pm
by TLSNYC
bryannance wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:Just called. The lady was a bit snippy with me when I tried to ask if I was definitely going to get a response this month. She curtly said, "Yes." When I asked for a more specific time frame, she replied, "Sometime this month." If anyone else does call today, either ask something not so direct about when to expect decisions, or hope you get somebody else. Good luck!

Edit: FWIW, definitely did not have to identify myself which is a good thing!


My guess is that this is too specific: "Do you think more than 3/4 of the ED acceptances have been notified by now, or are we not that far along yet?" But that's really what I want to know. What do you think?


It might be specific, but then you could try to haggle any info out of her. I can't think of a less specific way to put the question that could guarantee some meaningful response. As long as you don't have to risk hurting your chances by identifying yourself, there's no harm in pushing their buttons a bit. Hell, they've been doing it to us! :x

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:11 pm
by TLSNYC
Somehow,I'm not surprised that we STILL haven't heard anything from them. Flipping Columbia, just reject me already! :evil:

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:12 pm
by bryannance
TLSNYC wrote:Somehow,I'm not surprised that we STILL haven't heard anything from them. Flipping Columbia, just reject me already! :evil:


I watched In Bruges last night. I feel like I'm in the middle of it right now. I'm dead. We're all dead. But it's a good show.

EDIT: Although, I don't think we're really all dead. More acceptances are coming, no question. But this is nuts.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:15 pm
by TLSNYC
bryannance wrote:
TLSNYC wrote:Somehow,I'm not surprised that we STILL haven't heard anything from them. Flipping Columbia, just reject me already! :evil:


I watched In Bruges last night. I feel like I'm in the middle of it right now. I'm dead. We're all dead. But it's a good show.

EDIT: Although, I don't think we're really all dead. More acceptances are coming, no question. But this is nuts.


Yeah, unless, they want to dramatically reduce their class size without any forewarning, there are more admits, but the pace of the decisions is painstaking.

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:17 pm
by swl56
ugh! if i don't get anything today, i'll have to endure the walk to my mailbox yet AGAIN tomorrow!

and then if i get rejected tomorrow, i'll have a 5 hour drive back home to cry about it :cry:

Re: Columbia ED Waiting Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:47 pm
by Deuce
Soft rejection via e-mail- no admission for ED and will be reconsidered again in April. Very expected, so it's all good :)