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

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

Postby Smumps » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:23 pm

Smumps wrote:First - good luck to all those waiting. I hope all of you get in!

Weird question. I applied ED, and received a response in November. I went into my email today to read it (so as to start writing a LOCI), and it's gone. Maybe I woke up in the middle of the night in rage and got rid of it, who knows. Either way, I have no idea what my status is. I know I didn't get rejected -- does that mean deferred? Do they read my app again in April?

woops!


Sorry to bother the storm of loophole checking, but reasking this! Anyone else ED deferred that can PM me a copy of the email they received?

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

Postby annyong » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:25 pm

addy11 wrote:Really regretting posting that pic now.

Guys: there are so many insanely well-qualified people who are probably just a few days shy of hearing that they're in.

Intelligent people are very adept at drawing inferences and noticing patterns. This can unnecessarily wreak havoc on the sanity of people who monitor these sites. Anecdotally I was the only person on TLS who reported a UR from UChi and Northwestern on a certain day, and my UR dates were supposedly a death sentence at Penn. I was positive I would get dinged at all three. I got into all three, on the first day that Chi released decisions and very delayed for Northwestern, with an atypical admittance date to Penn. Please, please, please retain hope and don't give in to your neuroses.

We have a YLS admit and several HLS and Stanford admits not yet in; we have crazy qualified URMs who haven't heard back; WhiteGuy5 will probably get in, but if not has an insanely compelling LOCI waiting if he doesn't get in; there are people with far better numbers than me who haven't yet heard.

I am not the person who hangs out on these boards and tells the ultra-splitters and the nice but numerically marginal people that "you're definitely in!", so please don't think I'm just offering super-happy-for-the-board-love-and-I-just-got-into-the-school-so-I'll-say-nice-things bullshit support. In this case it really is foolish to lose hope so early. I really think the earliest admits were arbitrarily selected, and people who have already given up hope will be hearing great news soon.

I can't wait to be proven right. :)

Hahaha the chaos that has ensued after posting that one pic has really made me laugh.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby snehpets » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:26 pm

Haha addy, you're awesome. Thanks for the reality check and congrats again!

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Uhm guys....this situation does remind me of an eeriely similar case:

BOY I SURE WANT THAT THERE VCE.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:30 pm

This is the first year of this "loophole". Too early to draw conclusions.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:30 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:Uhm guys....this situation does remind me of an eeriely similar case:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... 5Mar8.html

Harvard Business School Boots 119 Applicants for "Hacking" Into Admissions Site

HBS interacts with applicants via a third-party site called ApplyYourself. Harvard had planned to notify applicants whether they had been admitted, on March 30. Somebody discovered last week that some applicants' admit/reject letters were already available on the ApplyYourself website. There were no hyperlinks to the letters, but a student who was logged in to the site could access his/her letter by constructing a special URL. Instructions for doing this were posted in an online forum frequented by HBS applicants. (The instructions, which no longer work due to changes in the ApplyYourself site, are reproduced here.) Students who did this saw either a rejection letter or a blank page. (Presumably the blank page meant either that HBS would admit the student, or that the admissions decision hadn't been made yet.) 119 HBS applicants used the instructions.

Harvard has now summarily rejected all of them, calling their action a breach of ethics.


Quick, everyone try this! They can't possibly reject us all. :lol:

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:31 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:Uhm guys....this situation does remind me of an eeriely similar case:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... 5Mar8.html

Harvard Business School Boots 119 Applicants for "Hacking" Into Admissions Site

HBS interacts with applicants via a third-party site called ApplyYourself. Harvard had planned to notify applicants whether they had been admitted, on March 30. Somebody discovered last week that some applicants' admit/reject letters were already available on the ApplyYourself website. There were no hyperlinks to the letters, but a student who was logged in to the site could access his/her letter by constructing a special URL. Instructions for doing this were posted in an online forum frequented by HBS applicants. (The instructions, which no longer work due to changes in the ApplyYourself site, are reproduced here.) Students who did this saw either a rejection letter or a blank page. (Presumably the blank page meant either that HBS would admit the student, or that the admissions decision hadn't been made yet.) 119 HBS applicants used the instructions.

Harvard has now summarily rejected all of them, calling their action a breach of ethics.

I think this is the difference

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:32 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:Uhm guys....this situation does remind me of an eeriely similar case:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... 5Mar8.html

Harvard Business School Boots 119 Applicants for "Hacking" Into Admissions Site

HBS interacts with applicants via a third-party site called ApplyYourself. Harvard had planned to notify applicants whether they had been admitted, on March 30. Somebody discovered last week that some applicants' admit/reject letters were already available on the ApplyYourself website. There were no hyperlinks to the letters, but a student who was logged in to the site could access his/her letter by constructing a special URL. Instructions for doing this were posted in an online forum frequented by HBS applicants. (The instructions, which no longer work due to changes in the ApplyYourself site, are reproduced here.) Students who did this saw either a rejection letter or a blank page. (Presumably the blank page meant either that HBS would admit the student, or that the admissions decision hadn't been made yet.) 119 HBS applicants used the instructions.

Harvard has now summarily rejected all of them, calling their action a breach of ethics.

I think this is the difference


Yeah what they did sounds a little too intense for what we're doing.

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

Postby sailboat » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:34 pm

Well, it is logging in to a site for which we shouldn't (don't, theoretically) have login information.

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

Postby AmoryB » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:35 pm

Still nothing for me. Above 75th GPA, just below median LSAT, complete in early November.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Perdevise » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:36 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:Uhm guys....this situation does remind me of an eeriely similar case:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... 5Mar8.html

Harvard Business School Boots 119 Applicants for "Hacking" Into Admissions Site

HBS interacts with applicants via a third-party site called ApplyYourself. Harvard had planned to notify applicants whether they had been admitted, on March 30. Somebody discovered last week that some applicants' admit/reject letters were already available on the ApplyYourself website. There were no hyperlinks to the letters, but a student who was logged in to the site could access his/her letter by constructing a special URL. Instructions for doing this were posted in an online forum frequented by HBS applicants. (The instructions, which no longer work due to changes in the ApplyYourself site, are reproduced here.) Students who did this saw either a rejection letter or a blank page. (Presumably the blank page meant either that HBS would admit the student, or that the admissions decision hadn't been made yet.) 119 HBS applicants used the instructions.

Harvard has now summarily rejected all of them, calling their action a breach of ethics.

I think this is the difference


Yeah what they did sounds a little too intense for what we're doing.


It does kind of show that the first student was pretty clever though.

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

Postby jetissent » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:36 pm

Truth, that was way more intense and it sounds like they had a single day where all admit decisions came out like undergrads. However, I did make a conscious effort only to try once because I was thinking about Dean Z's blog post that revealed that they could see how many times people tried (unsuccessfully) to get into the ASW... no reason to tempt fate. lol

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

Postby rotaxkarter » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:40 pm

Just got the email! International...BUTLER! :D...too bad not Hamilton lol

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:42 pm

rotaxkarter wrote:Just got the email! International...BUTLER! :D...too bad not Hamilton lol


Haha that's still awesome though. Congrats!!

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:45 pm

Is it just me or does it sound like there are far too little people who are able to login?

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

Postby gimelstein315 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:46 pm

rotaxkarter wrote:Just got the email! International...BUTLER! :D...too bad not Hamilton lol



email?!

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

Postby countercouper » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:47 pm

Elendil wrote:
addy11 wrote:Really regretting posting that pic now.

Guys: there are so many insanely well-qualified people who are probably just a few days shy of hearing that they're in.

Intelligent people are very adept at drawing inferences and noticing patterns. This can unnecessarily wreak havoc on the sanity of people who monitor these sites. Anecdotally I was the only person on TLS who reported a UR from UChi and Northwestern on a certain day, and my UR dates were supposedly a death sentence at Penn. I was positive I would get dinged at all three. I got into all three, on the first day that Chi released decisions and very delayed for Northwestern, with an atypical admittance date to Penn. Please, please, please retain hope and don't give in to your neuroses.

We have a YLS admit and several HLS and Stanford admits not yet in; we have crazy qualified URMs who haven't heard back; WhiteGuy5 will probably get in, but if not has an insanely compelling LOCI waiting if he doesn't get in; there are people with far better numbers than me who haven't yet heard.

I am not the person who hangs out on these boards and tells the ultra-splitters and the nice but numerically marginal people that "you're definitely in!", so please don't think I'm just offering super-happy-for-the-board-love-and-I-just-got-into-the-school-so-I'll-say-nice-things bullshit support. In this case it really is foolish to lose hope so early. I really think the earliest admits were arbitrarily selected, and people who have already given up hope will be hearing great news soon.

I can't wait to be proven right. :)


+1,000,000


+1

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

Postby JustE » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:48 pm

*edited to cover ass
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:48 pm

gimelstein315 wrote:
rotaxkarter wrote:Just got the email! International...BUTLER! :D...too bad not Hamilton lol



email?!

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

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:49 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Is it just me or does it sound like there are far too little people who are able to login?


Too few? :)

Unless you expected CLS students to be taller... nyucknyuck

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:49 pm

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:49 pm

Internationals get emails so that they dont have to wait for VCE's

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

Postby dakure » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:50 pm

This is the first time in my life I wish I was Canadian.

OH CANADA

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

Postby gimelstein315 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:50 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:Internationals get emails so that they dont have to wait for VCE's



great, thanks for the info!

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:52 pm

MikeTheWilliams wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Is it just me or does it sound like there are far too little people who are able to login?


Too few? :)

Unless you expected CLS students to be taller... nyucknyuck


Heh. You know what I mean. It seems like an awful lot of people here cant login in




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