Held at Columbia 2011

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glitched
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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby glitched » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:32 pm

lol what are you guys all writing in your LOCIs? I don't know what to say because not much has happened to me that will add to my application. columbia is my top choice though... (after harvard stanford and yale of course LOl jk its actually my top choice) but i dont have any substantial reasons to back it up. anyone else in this predicament?



edit: after really thinking about it... i couldn't really think of any good reasons why columbia would be my top choice. and it honestly isn't. lol i just really wanted to get in. it's one of my top choices but i don't think it's my top just yet. and i ended up not writing that LOCI.
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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Hannibal » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:39 pm

I plan on writing about how my family is in New York. That's really all I got that's not "dude your school is ranked real high"

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:44 pm

glitched wrote:lol what are you guys all writing in your LOCIs? I don't know what to say because not much has happened to me that will add to my application. columbia is my top choice though... (after harvard stanford and yale of course LOl jk its actually my top choice) but i dont have any substantial reasons to back it up. anyone else in this predicament?

I had job/academic updates, but I devoted a paragraph to the programs/grad placement Columbia has and how that lines up with my career goals. Since I didn't do a tailored PS for Columbia in my app, this kind of serves as my "Why Columbia."

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:49 pm

glitched wrote:lol what are you guys all writing in your LOCIs? I don't know what to say because not much has happened to me that will add to my application. columbia is my top choice though... (after harvard stanford and yale of course LOl jk its actually my top choice) but i dont have any substantial reasons to back it up. anyone else in this predicament?


Why is it your top choice then? Why do you want to attend if you have no substantive reasons? What about the school is appealing to you? (Not trying to pry, I'm trying to get you to think out loud in order to help draft your LOCI)

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby agora139 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:53 pm

for LOCIs, what format did you guys send it in? word doc attachment or pdf? i dont know how to convert to pdf... :?

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:54 pm

agora139 wrote:for LOCIs, what format did you guys send it in? word doc attachment or pdf? i dont know how to convert to pdf... :?

PDF-there should be an option in Word to save as PDF. If not, I think you can download an add-on for free that will allow you to save as PDF.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby 123xalady » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:38 pm

i sent a hardcopy via snail mail--i've heard this ensures that they actually stick it in your file, eliminating the step where someone in their office has to print it out

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Hannibal » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:54 pm

I was under the impression that LOCIs should be in the body of the email since some schools don't open attachments.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Confused7 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:03 pm

Hannibal wrote:I was under the impression that LOCIs should be in the body of the email since some schools don't open attachments.


That's definitely HLS' policy, I know. But for CLS, I'm pretty sure they told me attachments were fine during my call.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:31 pm

Confused7 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I was under the impression that LOCIs should be in the body of the email since some schools don't open attachments.


That's definitely HLS' policy, I know. But for CLS, I'm pretty sure they told me attachments were fine during my call.

CLS confirmed they received mine and added it to my file--I sent my UVA one in as a PDF attachment as well.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby cherry17 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:49 pm

Sorry if this has been asked already, but who should we address it to? Like "Dear...?" And should it be kept to one page?

Thanks!

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:33 pm

cherry17 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked already, but who should we address it to? Like "Dear...?" And should it be kept to one page?

Thanks!


Probably one page--I'd address it to whoever signed your held letter.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby expat17 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:46 am

can anyone articulate the difference between those who are "held" and those who applied ED but were "held for review until april". i'm quite confused.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby agora139 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:28 pm

okay i just called and asked about the format for sending in LOCIs and they said that attachment--either word or pdf--was fine.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby mel2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:33 pm

expat17 wrote:can anyone articulate the difference between those who are "held" and those who applied ED but were "held for review until april". i'm quite confused.


Now, I don't know anything more than you do, but to me "held for review until April" sounds more like a waitlist...although perhaps a priority waitlist of sorts. Technically, people who have been "held" are still being reviewed currently and should have another decision (accept/ding/WL) by April. At some point in April, they'll check whether they have any more spots to offer, and if they do then perhaps they look at ED candidates before RD candidates off the waitlist.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby ringdabell » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:48 am

Has anybody been held heard back from them yet?

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby glitched » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:44 am

ringdabell wrote:Has anybody been held heard back from them yet?


if anyone from tls that is on the held list heard something back, it would be big news and we would all know about it.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:56 pm

For those of you who were held and submitted an LOCI...what did you add to it to make it differ from your Why Columbia Essay, assuming you wrote one? I'm having trouble crafting an LOCI without regurgitating my Why CLS.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby amorfati » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:01 pm

RJ127 wrote:For those of you who were held and submitted an LOCI...what did you add to it to make it differ from your Why Columbia Essay, assuming you wrote one? I'm having trouble crafting an LOCI without regurgitating my Why CLS.


Mine involved some regurgitation (nicely re-worded), some info about what I've been up to since I applied, and some "I swear to God Columbia's my first choice and I will give you my first born child if you let me in and also most definitely will attend." ...or maybe a slight variation on that.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:02 pm

RJ127 wrote:For those of you who were held and submitted an LOCI...what did you add to it to make it differ from your Why Columbia Essay, assuming you wrote one? I'm having trouble crafting an LOCI without regurgitating my Why CLS.


Honestly, my LOCI was: These are the best offers I have right now. It is my intention to forgo these offers to attend Columbia if admitted.

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby gatorgirl4life » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:10 pm

do people usually write Why Columbia's? I was under the impression those were only for schools like Penn/Mich/Duke/UVa...?

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby mel2010 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:11 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:do people usually write Why Columbia's? I was under the impression those were only for schools like Penn/Mich/Duke/UVa...?


I also don't remember such a question, although I addressed it in my PS...

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby c_dubya_s » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:17 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:do people usually write Why Columbia's? I was under the impression those were only for schools like Penn/Mich/Duke/UVa...?

I didn't originally, but I treated my LOCI as a Why Columbia (along with a resume update).

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:02 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:do people usually write Why Columbia's? I was under the impression those were only for schools like Penn/Mich/Duke/UVa...?


I did it because financially, I had to save money to apply to schools and missed the ED deadline, so I reiterated that in my "Why CLS". Kind of like "I would have ED'd, but your boy is broke but here's an essay to prove you're still my #1".

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Re: Held at Columbia 2011

Postby happyfeet » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:28 pm

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