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

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:06 pm

Byzantine wrote:just got a fee waiver from Columbia. Wasn't going to apply but now... is it to late to get in with a at least $$?


Based on how all is going indicating applications being down, I would definitely say yes if you can scrounge up 16 bucks. If your numbers are low and your softs are weak, then it might not be worth it if you don't want to roll the dice, but if you have good numbers and softs/ think you would be a compelling candidate, certainly. Though, if living in NYC is not something you want, then I wouldn't either. That was, personally, my biggest concern applying ( I am ED-deferred to RD)

Because apps are down, I think some of the whole warning about applying late has become less applicable. I wouldnt wait too much longer though.

Aside from a couple of schools in particular (I think just UVA/Mich from T14), not a lot of money has gone out, none that I can recall hearing about from Columbia. Since so many HYS numerically qualified people apply to CLS, they probably save it for people they are competing for. So, again, if you would have qualified for cash if you applied in October, I would offer that you chances might not be significantly dimished.

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

Postby Genki » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:18 pm

After a disappointing waitlist from Chicago, I'm hoping I have better luck with Columbia.
The next couple weeks are going to be stressful.

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

Postby sn20 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:30 pm

Genki wrote:After a disappointing waitlist from Chicago, I'm hoping I have better luck with Columbia.
The next couple weeks are going to be stressful.


+1

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:35 pm

sn20 wrote:
Genki wrote:After a disappointing waitlist from Chicago, I'm hoping I have better luck with Columbia.
The next couple weeks are going to be stressful.


+1


+2

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

Postby thelong » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:13 pm

Just went complete. Here we go. Submitted 1/5.

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

Postby rotaxkarter » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:10 pm

So is the consensus here the VCEs will be mailed Monday Jan 23?

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

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:16 pm

Sorry haven't really been following this thread, what's VCE stand for? Columbia is a reach for me.

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

Postby wphr » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:20 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Sorry haven't really been following this thread, what's VCE stand for? Columbia is a reach for me.


vomit colored envelope... i think!
columbia sends "vce"s to people who have been accepted.

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

Postby zoohoo » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:19 pm

Because I'm nervous...but how does Columbia reject/waitlist? Normal boring white envelope? Email?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:21 pm

Why is Columbia's status checker so lame? I can't even confirm they changed my address on it.

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

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:25 pm

zoohoo wrote:Because I'm nervous...but how does Columbia reject/waitlist? Normal boring white envelope? Email?

Dings and WLs come via mail as well but significantly later than VCEs and I believe they were cream/white envelopes.

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

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:25 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:Why is Columbia's status checker so lame? I can't even confirm they changed my address on it.


Yeah, I hope they got my fall grade transcript they requested. they won't answer anything about your app if you call either.

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

Postby 7ED » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 pm

sayornis wrote:
vodkashot wrote:
madvillain wrote:Held by Harvard and Michigan, waitlisted by Chicago and Penn, passed over by NYU. Canadian. If I don't get into Columbia I may take my 179/3.88 to UBC law.



!!! I'm also Canadian, with a lower LSAT (but higher GPA) and I've gotten accepted into NYU...maybe you've just been YP'd (not sure about Harvard though)? You have great numbers and I heard Columbia is very LSAT-friendly, so you probably don't need to worry.

(hopefully you applied to U of T as well, just in case)


Another Canadian here. 174/3.95. In at NYU also. Seems like yield-protecting to me if you're not getting in with your numbers. Just hang in there for Columbia!


Great to see all the Canadians, good luck to you all! I am Canadian myself, I was admitted last year and currently deferred. CLS sends e-mails before the VCE to international applicants, and last year they came 2 weeks later than the VCEs for Americans - so don't fret if you don't get ur envelope in with everyone else.

Also, Chicago either hates international applicants, or has some really strange admissions criteria. I was also waitlisted at Chicago last year, but I got into CLS on the regular admissions docket, and into Harvard off the waitlist. In short, the results are far less predictable than TLS makes it seem.

As for madvillain - Check your personal statements/writing sample... with those numbers, all the weak replies suggests something has gone seriously awry in your application. Are your references decent?

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

Postby rotaxkarter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:34 pm

7ED wrote:
sayornis wrote:
vodkashot wrote:
madvillain wrote:Held by Harvard and Michigan, waitlisted by Chicago and Penn, passed over by NYU. Canadian. If I don't get into Columbia I may take my 179/3.88 to UBC law.



!!! I'm also Canadian, with a lower LSAT (but higher GPA) and I've gotten accepted into NYU...maybe you've just been YP'd (not sure about Harvard though)? You have great numbers and I heard Columbia is very LSAT-friendly, so you probably don't need to worry.

(hopefully you applied to U of T as well, just in case)


Another Canadian here. 174/3.95. In at NYU also. Seems like yield-protecting to me if you're not getting in with your numbers. Just hang in there for Columbia!


Great to see all the Canadians, good luck to you all! I am Canadian myself, I was admitted last year and currently deferred. CLS sends e-mails before the VCE to international applicants, and last year they came 2 weeks later than the VCEs for Americans - so don't fret if you don't get ur envelope in with everyone else.

Also, Chicago either hates international applicants, or has some really strange admissions criteria. I was also waitlisted at Chicago last year, but I got into CLS on the regular admissions docket, and into Harvard off the waitlist. In short, the results are far less predictable than TLS makes it seem.

As for madvillain - Check your personal statements/writing sample... with those numbers, all the weak replies suggests something has gone seriously awry in your application. Are your references decent?


Thanks for the info. So you're saying internationals didn't get their emails(assuming acceptances) until 2 weeks after regular admits started?

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

Postby vodkashot » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:36 pm

7ED wrote: CLS sends e-mails before the VCE to international applicants, and last year they came 2 weeks later than the VCEs for Americans - so don't fret if you don't get ur envelope in with everyone else.


TWO WEEKS later than the VCEs for Americans? I think I will spontaneously combust from all the waiting/agonizing/envy when all the VCE posts start flooding the Columbia thread.

(But thanks for the heads up, and hello to you too and all the other Canadians in this thread)

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

Postby soj » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:38 pm

Only two weeks later? :lol: I wish.

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Y no VCE yet?

Next week?

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

Postby Elendil » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 pm

JustE wrote:Y no VCE yet?

Next week?


I think general consensus is that they're getting sent out on Monday, and if not Monday then another day early next week.

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

Postby icedflames » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 pm

JustE wrote:Y no VCE yet?

Next week?


They were postmarked on the 24th last year so we'll probably seem them during end of next week

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

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 pm

Elendil wrote:
JustE wrote:Y no VCE yet?

Next week?


I think general consensus is that they're getting sent out on Monday, and if not Monday then another day early next week.


GREAT!!! So I should expect my WL letter sometime in Feb? :lol:

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:55 pm

icedflames wrote:They were postmarked on the 24th last year so we'll probably seem them during end of next week


+1. Here's hoping!

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

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:55 pm

amc987 wrote:
icedflames wrote:They were postmarked on the 24th last year so we'll probably seem them during end of next week


+1. Here's hoping!


Ah!! Getting nervous!

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

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Withdrawn. Good luck to all those waiting!

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

Postby lilhmoney » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:31 pm

Holla! Congrats on Chicago.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 pm

I hope they send it out on Monday but it feels like every school has been releasing decisions late this cycle I won't be shocked if Columbia took more time.




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