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

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jd5
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd5 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:38 pm

Do people leverage HYS acceptances to negotiate more money out of, e.g., CLS and NYU? Or do you need a scholarship offer from somewhere else in order to leverage (more) money from another school? And re the latter, does it have to be a comparably ranked school (e.g., would scholly money from Duke persuade CLS to offer [more] money, or are they mainly trying to beat offers from competitors like NYU and Chicago?)?

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:41 pm

jd5 wrote:Do people leverage HYS acceptances to negotiate more money out of, e.g., CLS and NYU? Or do you need a scholarship offer from somewhere else in order to leverage (more) money from another school? And re the latter, does it have to be a comparably ranked school (e.g., would scholly money from Duke persuade CLS to offer [more] money, or are they mainly trying to beat offers from competitors like NYU and Chicago?)?


It's always worth a try to add in a YHS acceptance to your letter. I don't think anyone really knows how much that helps though. My guess is that you'd be best off showing them offers from the same tier of schools, or high values at the tier just below (MVP).

I definitely suggest waiting for money from chi and nyu if that's relevant to your cycle

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

Postby thelong » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:19 pm

No vomit in the mail today. Looks like I'll just have to buckle in for the next wave.

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

Postby MachineLemon » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:23 pm

Champion wrote:I want to know how long for late October submits like myself to give up hope. I'm in the south so I guess I'll give it to the end of the week. :?


Same boat here on submit date. Still waiting--Midwest, small town. Giving it until tomorrow...

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

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:44 pm

Noticed a few people with stats similar to my own receiving decisions in late March/early April. It was pretty encouraging... But now I know I'm in for the long haul... Good luck everyone!

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

Postby catwomangirl » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:48 pm

Someone on LSN got into Columbia with really good (but closer to human) stats.

*Disproportionate excitement ensues*
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby likemike » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:01 pm

any west coasters receive their vce yet?

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:02 pm

likemike wrote:any west coasters receive their vce yet?


Yes. My VCE was postmarked the 24th and I received it on the 27th.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:11 pm

mailman just came. No vomit.


le sigh

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

Postby Campagnolo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:14 pm

Are you still sitting on a goose egg, Jam?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:15 pm

Campagnolo wrote:Are you still sitting on a goose egg, Jam?

yup

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

Postby Campagnolo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:20 pm

Well Goddamn.

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

Postby acadec » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:48 pm

likemike wrote:any west coasters receive their vce yet?

I still haven't. And the Voldemort trick worked for me, so I've been expecting (that is to say, hoping for) it since like Thursday. This is getting infuriating.

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

Postby dachshund » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:27 pm

on a positive note, does anyone know when waitlists/rejections start rolling in?

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

Postby Killingly » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:30 pm

dachshund wrote:on a positive note, does anyone know when waitlists/rejections start rolling in?


Soon, I think.

On a side note, a managed to break into my locked mail-box-prison to fish out a large envelope! I thought it was maybe a Columbia WL/ding or at least from another school. Turns out, it was only my UG diploma. Useless.

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

Postby chill » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:06 pm

Killingly wrote:
dachshund wrote:on a positive note, does anyone know when waitlists/rejections start rolling in?


Soon, I think.

On a side note, a managed to break into my locked mail-box-prison to fish out a large envelope! I thought it was maybe a Columbia WL/ding or at least from another school. Turns out, it was only my UG diploma. Useless.


:lol: Am I the only one who found that hilarious?

ETA: I am eagerly awaiting finding out whether I am doomed to a straight-up rejection or a WL. Do they send those in slightly lighter shades of vomit?

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

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:15 pm

chill wrote:
Killingly wrote:
dachshund wrote:on a positive note, does anyone know when waitlists/rejections start rolling in?


Soon, I think.

On a side note, a managed to break into my locked mail-box-prison to fish out a large envelope! I thought it was maybe a Columbia WL/ding or at least from another school. Turns out, it was only my UG diploma. Useless.


:lol: Am I the only one who found that hilarious?

ETA: I am eagerly awaiting finding out whether I am doomed to a straight-up rejection or a WL. Do they send those in slightly lighter shades of vomit?


Haha, I found it funny as well. Speaking of funny and you, your THIS IS MY WORST FEAR comment on the tech dean answering questions thread made me lol bc it's the story of my life.

I think the rejects come in small white envelopes, and waitlists come via email? not positive.

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

Postby Killingly » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:18 pm

snehpets wrote:
chill wrote:
Killingly wrote:
dachshund wrote:on a positive note, does anyone know when waitlists/rejections start rolling in?


Soon, I think.

On a side note, a managed to break into my locked mail-box-prison to fish out a large envelope! I thought it was maybe a Columbia WL/ding or at least from another school. Turns out, it was only my UG diploma. Useless.


:lol: Am I the only one who found that hilarious?

ETA: I am eagerly awaiting finding out whether I am doomed to a straight-up rejection or a WL. Do they send those in slightly lighter shades of vomit?


Haha, I found it funny as well. Speaking of funny and you, your THIS IS MY WORST FEAR comment on the tech dean answering questions thread made me lol bc it's the story of my life.

I think the rejects come in small white envelopes, and waitlists come via email? not positive.


To be fair, what exactly is the use of an UG diploma? My employer wanted a copy, but I convinced him to take a copy of my unofficial transcript instead. I just highlighted the part where it said how many credits I had earned. Worked out perfectly.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:19 pm

Killingly wrote:
To be fair, what exactly is the use of an UG diploma? My employer wanted a copy, but I convinced him to take a copy of my unofficial transcript instead. I just highlighted the part where it said how many credits I had earned. Worked out perfectly.


To frame it and put on wall in your office at Cravath in 4 years :wink:

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

Postby clifflee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:26 pm

Did anyone else get in today via email and have yet to receive a VCE? I'm really confused especially because I'm in PA.

Also: I was not able to Voldemort and was asked for my fall grades.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:47 pm

WHERE IS THE MAILMAN?

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

Postby LawperaMan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:50 pm

Does the online status checker for Columbia ever say anything other than "Complete?" I know they don't notify you of the decision online, but is there a cryptic "Decision Rendered" type of status update on the web?

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

Postby Genki » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:51 pm

clifflee wrote:Did anyone else get in today via email and have yet to receive a VCE? I'm really confused especially because I'm in PA.

Also: I was not able to Voldemort and was asked for my fall grades.


Care to share more about this email?

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:54 pm

clifflee wrote:Did anyone else get in today via email and have yet to receive a VCE? I'm really confused especially because I'm in PA.

Also: I was not able to Voldemort and was asked for my fall grades.


Uhh...no. Go on...

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

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:55 pm

Genki wrote:
clifflee wrote:Did anyone else get in today via email and have yet to receive a VCE? I'm really confused especially because I'm in PA.

Also: I was not able to Voldemort and was asked for my fall grades.


Care to share more about this email?

I assume he's probably talking about the email they sent out with the new password for the ASW after they had to reset it. It seems like they timed them to arrive after your VCE would have gotten there provided it wasn't lost in the mail.




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