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

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:23 pm
by WhiteGuy5
JoeMo wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:No VCEs today? You all disappoint me.


+1 for your avi.


lol thanks. I always worry that my username might make it look racist, but I got nothin' but love for Obama :lol: .

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

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:28 pm
by MachineLemon
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Dear Columbia, please drink.

Sincerely,
MachineLemon

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

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:28 pm
by Gizmo
Shouldn't there be more panic?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:29 pm
by curiousgeorgia
MachineLemon wrote:Image

Dear Columbia, please drink.

Sincerely,
MachineLemon


I do not have any worthy comment to add, but I did want to acknowledge the beauty of this post. Cheers, MachineLemon.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:36 pm
by Elliott_Smith
So still no sightings?

:(

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:02 am
by thatkid
Elliott_Smith wrote:So still no sightings?

:(


No, but if we're thinking they may have been sent Monday, tomorrow is the first day it's even likely. This has not, however, stopped me from being irrationally disappointed about coming home to an empty mailbox all week(other than that Akron Law postcard.)

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:11 am
by JamMasterJ
MachineLemon wrote:Image

Dear Columbia, please drink.

Sincerely,
MachineLemon

very well done, sir

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:15 am
by KRog
curiousgeorgia wrote:
MachineLemon wrote:Image

Dear Columbia, please drink.

Sincerely,
MachineLemon


I do not have any worthy comment to add, but I did want to acknowledge the beauty of this post. Cheers, MachineLemon.

+10,000,000

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:41 am
by salsahips
Is any other T14 school taking as much time?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:45 am
by JamMasterJ
salsahips wrote:Is any other T14 school taking as much time?

The rest have started RD, but Yale and Michigan are fairly slow

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:03 am
by MachineLemon
curiousgeorgia wrote:I do not have any worthy comment to add, but I did want to acknowledge the beauty of this post. Cheers, MachineLemon.

Glad you dig. Cheers.

JamMasterJ wrote:
salsahips wrote:Is any other T14 school taking as much time?

The rest have started RD, but Yale and Michigan are fairly slow

Maybe Harvard too, seems like a large number of holds this year (like me). Hope there is some Harvard love for us yet.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 am
by catwomangirl
MachineLemon wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:I do not have any worthy comment to add, but I did want to acknowledge the beauty of this post. Cheers, MachineLemon.

Glad you dig. Cheers.

JamMasterJ wrote:
salsahips wrote:Is any other T14 school taking as much time?

The rest have started RD, but Yale and Michigan are fairly slow

Maybe Harvard too, seems like a large number of holds this year (like me). Hope there is some Harvard love for us yet.



Harvard talk in a Columbia thread? Sacrilege!

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:23 am
by catwomangirl
New question: do we know which kind of mailing service Columbia used for ED? I'm guessing RD will likely be the same. USPS? Express mail? Priority mail? First class? UPS?


http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usps/r ... ew%28%29=c{12adaeb0-57e2-11dc-51b6-000000000000}


Is there a mail expert in the house?

EDIT: sorry URL doesn't work. It's a usps days for delivery chart.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:02 am
by InformationOverlord
seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:05 am
by citykitty
InformationOverlord wrote:seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...


Vandy uses fedex I think for admits, and UVA uses priority mail. Can't think of any others off the top of my head.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:25 am
by catwomangirl
Looking at ED last year vs this year, could there be a general 5-day lag?

If there is, I'm thinking next week is the deal.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:26 am
by InformationOverlord
The more that do it, the more ridiculous it seems. . . Just one more thing contributing to

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:39 am
by Champion
citykitty wrote:
InformationOverlord wrote:seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...


Vandy uses fedex I think for admits, and UVA uses priority mail. Can't think of any others off the top of my head.


Penn does priority mail

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:41 am
by Elendil
Champion wrote:
citykitty wrote:
InformationOverlord wrote:seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...


Vandy uses fedex I think for admits, and UVA uses priority mail. Can't think of any others off the top of my head.


Penn does priority mail


Almost positive that CLS does priority mail also...

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:06 pm
by thatkid
All that was in my mail today was spam for the former resident of my apartment. :(

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:07 pm
by salsahips
citykitty wrote:
InformationOverlord wrote:seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...


Vandy uses fedex I think for admits, and UVA uses priority mail. Can't think of any others off the top of my head.



Vandy also flies out any admitted student, and gives us $50 a night for hotels... seems like they're big spenders

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:20 pm
by MikeTheWilliams
thatkid wrote:All that was in my mail today was spam for the former resident of my apartment. :(


Did they get into Columbia?!

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:32 pm
by thatkid
MikeTheWilliams wrote:
thatkid wrote:All that was in my mail today was spam for the former resident of my apartment. :(


Did they get into Columbia?!


Sadly, no. They could be saving 15% on their energy bill though.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:33 pm
by chucklesmcgee
InformationOverlord wrote:seems pretty ridiculous to waste money on anything > first class for a bunch of applicants who might not even accept ...


Well, I'm sure they get delivery confirmation with priority mail. Consider it from a ROI perspective, if $4000 extra in postage nets you even one or two additional matriculants either from avoiding lost mail or because they feel so special getting a nice envelope it'll pay for itself.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:40 pm
by Nelson
chucklesmcgee wrote:Well, I'm sure they get delivery confirmation with priority mail.

You, sir, greatly overestimate the service of the USPS. Delivery confirmation costs extra. Also, Columbia mails VCEs via regular old first class mail. There's no speed advantage to priority mail, it's just what they call the surcharge tacked onto everything greater than 13 oz.