Nelson wrote:Last year there were January submits in the first week or so of VCEs. Columbia staggered the mailings by a couple days but they all seemed to come out at roughly the same time. I would assume this holds true for WLs/dings as well and if you were complete before New Years you'll be in the first round.
This is mostly right according to LSN. The holds/wait lists/rejections seemed to go out later (most weren't received until early Feb, whereas most of the early submitters who got good news got it during the last week of January in 2011).
If you look at this data sorted by decision date, you'll see that there seem to be plenty of people (mostly holds I'm guessing), who applied well before New Year last cycle and didn't hear anything definitive from Columbia until April: http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... r=desc&p=1
There is also a random group of submitters who applied before the New Year and didn't find out until mid-Feb: http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... r=desc&p=2
Perhaps those people's decisions were sent out a little later than some of the earlier submitters or there was some problem with their applications that prevented them from getting decisions in the first batch. Who really knows?
Anyway, my point is that even though there's a strong possibility that most people who submitted early will hear this week, it's not necessarily a sure thing. Fingers crossed for tons of VCEs starting very soon! Good luck everyone!