Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby erikjc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:58 am

soj wrote:Just to give you an idea, I still have nothing from NYU. No acceptance letter, no box. And I got in in early December.

Same here. I set up temporary address forwarding for winter break though. That might have been just a bit too complicated for the USPS.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hcsmith18 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:27 pm

If this is the wrong place to post, I apologise! I'll perform penitential sacrifices to the TLS gods.

So two months ago I applied to Yale, Harvard, and any in the top 14 that sent me a fee waiver. That wasn't Chicago or Columbia, so I just told 'em the didn't know what they were missing and moved on. But today, strangely, I got a fee waiver from Columbia. I don't spend much time on TLS and I don't know more than an average amount about the process, but isn't this pretty late? It feels late. But I might apply anyway, even though they might just be toying with me.

Is it too late to be trying to apply to a top six school? For what it's worth, my numbers are quite good (above 3.95/above 175), non-URM and very little work experience but one good (I hope) soft in the form of an Oxbridge graduate degree. Thoughts, ye who know more about Columbia's admissions procedure than I do?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:29 pm

hcsmith18 wrote:If this is the wrong place to post, I apologise! I'll perform penitential sacrifices to the TLS gods.

So two months ago I applied to Yale, Harvard, and any in the top 14 that sent me a fee waiver. That wasn't Chicago or Columbia, so I just told 'em the didn't know what they were missing and moved on. But today, strangely, I got a fee waiver from Columbia. I don't spend much time on TLS and I don't know more than an average amount about the process, but isn't this pretty late? It feels late. But I might apply anyway, even though they might just be toying with me.

Is it too late to be trying to apply to a top six school? For what it's worth, my numbers are quite good (above 3.95/above 175), non-URM and very little work experience but one good (I hope) soft in the form of an Oxbridge graduate degree. Thoughts, ye who know more about Columbia's admissions procedure than I do?


Columbia hasn't even started sending out decisions for RD applicants. Looking at LSN in recent years there were people who applied everywhere at the end of January with very strong numbers and only made it into Columbia.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jetissent » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 pm

hcsmith18 wrote:If this is the wrong place to post, I apologise! I'll perform penitential sacrifices to the TLS gods.

So two months ago I applied to Yale, Harvard, and any in the top 14 that sent me a fee waiver. That wasn't Chicago or Columbia, so I just told 'em the didn't know what they were missing and moved on. But today, strangely, I got a fee waiver from Columbia. I don't spend much time on TLS and I don't know more than an average amount about the process, but isn't this pretty late? It feels late. But I might apply anyway, even though they might just be toying with me.

Is it too late to be trying to apply to a top six school? For what it's worth, my numbers are quite good (above 3.95/above 175), non-URM and very little work experience but one good (I hope) soft in the form of an Oxbridge graduate degree. Thoughts, ye who know more about Columbia's admissions procedure than I do?



It's free and they haven't released any RD decisions yet anyway. Why not! :) Good luck and congrats, those are awesome numbers!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:06 pm

VCE = Green?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nametaken » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:07 pm

JustE wrote:VCE = Green?


Someone said before its a greenish-yellow color

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:09 pm

nametaken wrote:
JustE wrote:VCE = Green?


Someone said before its a greenish-yellow color


:lol:

Really?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:09 pm

Do they also give phone calls or is the only way to find out via snail mail? I may have to change my address...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:16 pm

JustE wrote:VCE = Green?


VCE = Vomit Colored Envelope.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:19 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
JustE wrote:VCE = Green?


VCE = Vomit Colored Envelope.


Yeah, I got that much... Just wondering if it was more of a green, red, or brownish thing...

Not that I'm expecting one... Just want to make sure I don't have any false positives the split second after I open my mail box. That would reaaalllyyy suck...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:21 pm

Did anyone here get a RD grade request? If so, did you get any kind of confirmation that they'd received your official grades? If not, did you call and check or anything or just hope for the best?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby piccolittle » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

JustE wrote:Yeah, I got that much... Just wondering if it was more of a green, red, or brownish thing...

Look in last year's applicants thread - there should still be pics of VCEs in there.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

snehpets wrote:Did anyone here get a RD grade request? If so, did you get any kind of confirmation that they'd received your official grades? If not, did you call and check or anything or just hope for the best?


I did receive a request and sent the transcript in over a week ago... no confirmation that they received it. I tried calling them and the person answering said they can't provide any information over the phone, and if you have questions you need to email them.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:30 pm

Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:36 pm

yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.


It's so...beautiful. :shock:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nametaken » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:40 pm

yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.



!! This picture just made me way more anxious! I think RD people started hearing back last year around the 22nd.. do we think it's going to be about the same this year?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nine-and-fifty » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:44 pm

soj wrote:Just to give you an idea, I still have nothing from NYU. No acceptance letter, no box. And I got in in early December.


I'm in the same situation. At least in NYU's case there are other ways of finding out.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:11 pm

nametaken wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.



!! This picture just made me way more anxious! I think RD people started hearing back last year around the 22nd.. do we think it's going to be about the same this year?

I want this envelope so badly right now!!!!!~

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hypothalamus » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:14 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
nametaken wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.



!! This picture just made me way more anxious! I think RD people started hearing back last year around the 22nd.. do we think it's going to be about the same this year?

I want this envelope so badly right now!!!!!~


Doesn't the VCE carry all kinds of decisions?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:22 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
nametaken wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.



!! This picture just made me way more anxious! I think RD people started hearing back last year around the 22nd.. do we think it's going to be about the same this year?

I want this envelope so badly right now!!!!!~


just wanted to see the pic again... :lol:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 46nyc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:26 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
Doesn't the VCE carry all kinds of decisions?


Rejections and/or WLs, I think, are in a cream-colored envelope

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:27 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
nametaken wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Image

Hard to tell from this picture, but that's what the envelopes look like.



!! This picture just made me way more anxious! I think RD people started hearing back last year around the 22nd.. do we think it's going to be about the same this year?

I want this envelope so badly right now!!!!!~


Doesn't the VCE carry all kinds of decisions?

In previous years, all of the VCEs have been acceptances. Holds came via email and dings/reserves much later.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Nelson wrote:In previous years, all of the VCEs have been acceptances. Holds came via email and dings/reserves much later.

Good to know, this is.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:31 pm

JustE wrote:
Nelson wrote:In previous years, all of the VCEs have been acceptances. Holds came via email and dings/reserves much later.

Good to know, this is.

Happy to help, I just browsed through 5k posts worth of lolcats and freak outs in last year's thread so I think that's right. Seemed like TLS last year was way more anxious about Columbia whereas it seems like the Chicago schools and Mich got more love this year.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:33 pm

Nelson wrote:
JustE wrote:
Nelson wrote:In previous years, all of the VCEs have been acceptances. Holds came via email and dings/reserves much later.

Good to know, this is.

Happy to help, I just browsed through 5k posts worth of lolcats and freak outs in last year's thread so I think that's right. Seemed like TLS last year was way more anxious about Columbia whereas it seems like the Chicago schools and Mich got more love this year.


Mind posting the link? Can't find it.




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