Kili wrote: JoeShmoe11 wrote:
I posted this in the regular Columbia thread but I'm afraid it might be lost amongst a sea of lolcats haha... but I have a theory - the first round of acceptances came out November 30th and the ED deadline was November 15th. That's 15 days between the receipt of applications to the sending out of acceptances. Now let's assume that 15 days is the standard amount of time that it takes for a round of admissions to go out. 15 days after November 30th is December 15th or WEDNESDAY. Thus, despite wishing otherwise, I predict that the second (and probably less forgiving round of admissions) will be in two days.
Just a theory, though! I'm sure this next batch of decisions will have a large number of rejections in it. In fact I'd have to guess that it'd be WELL over half rejections.
And to you Fall grade request people - keep your chins up, I know the waiting is tough but you guys are in a great position and will probably be accepted!
I'd hesitate to agree with this. The Nov 15th date is arbitrary. The first batch of acceptances were all/most early applications. Decisions were likely already rendered on their applications before some of us even applied.
That's true. I also didn't realize some decisions were indeed dated December 6th. If that's the case then my whole argument is tossed out the window haha. Either way I think you hit the nail on the head with the whole "The first batch of acceptances were all/most early applications" thing. I believe that despite what people seem to think, decisions for Columbia ED are rendered on a date of completion basis - though loosely. For example, there are people who went complete as late as November 30th I believe. The chances of a person like that getting a decision in the first round, no matter how good their stats are, are basically nonexistent. Thus if anyone here submitted late I wouldn't worry quite yet. In fact I wouldn't worry until you receive a small, non vomit-colored envelope from Columbia.
On a side note I am also very surprised that no one has received a rejection/waitlist yet. This week is when they should start to come in.
nyckid wrote:Here's my theory: Everyone's pdf acceptance letters have been dated either Nov 30 or Dec 6, regardless of when they actually received the emails. December 6 was last Monday, November 30 was the previous Tuesday, but it was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. My guess is they make decisions over the course of a week, then release them on the following Monday, but because of Thanksgiving they delayed an extra day.
Maybe that's just wishful thinking, but it's working for me.
I like this one better than mine
Today's the day! >.>