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

Postby FavoriteColorGRUE » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Also just got the reserve email.

Reverse splitter <25 LSAT, >75 gpa.
Complete 1/10/2012.

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

Postby cuzinvinny » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown

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

Postby FeraFera » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Reserved. Oh well.

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

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:01 pm

cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:02 pm

thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.

I'd say if you'd rather have CLS than NYU, then you should stay on.

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

Postby snehpets » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:03 pm

thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.


Weird that you heard and Jam is still waiting when you have identical GPAs and similar LSATs. He's got the weirdest cycle.

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:03 pm

thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.


Yeah, I fucked up on the LSAT in december, so I threw in apps just to see what happens since my prelaw advisor said it doesn't make a difference. Now I'm pretty sure I'm going to just reapply next cycle. Columbia has always been my dream, with NYU in a close second, and being on reserve just makes me realize I should wait. BLEH

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

Postby cuzinvinny » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:04 pm

thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.


Well that sucks. But congrats on NYU, that seems like an amazing consolation. I think I would take this better if I had a t-6 or even a t-10 acceptance in my pocket but unfortunetly I made the mistake of being a splitter

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:04 pm

snehpets wrote:
thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.


Weird that you heard and Jam is still waiting when you have identical GPAs and similar LSATs. He's got the weirdest cycle.

my gpa's a little higher than listed.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:05 pm

When did you guys submit? Any November submits? A little worried I have a ding letter coming in the mail now

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

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:05 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
thelong wrote:
cuzinvinny wrote:Just got the reserve e-mail. Can anyone who speaks bullsh*t decipher the letter for me. Do I have any shot at an acceptance or is this equivalent to a ding? Should I send a LOCI? Any other suggestions welcome.

ETA: Is a reserve at Columbia a sign I might have a shot at the lower t-14 only other school i heard from except gtown


Acceptance off of the WL seems really slim.

I don't know what I want to do. I don't know if it's worth trying to ride the reserve when I already have NYU and am unlikely to get much, if any, cash from either.

I'd say if you'd rather have CLS than NYU, then you should stay on.


I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

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

Postby snehpets » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:05 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
snehpets wrote:
Weird that you heard and Jam is still waiting when you have identical GPAs and similar LSATs. He's got the weirdest cycle.

my gpa's a little higher than listed.


makes sense. this could be a really good sign for you then!

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

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:05 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:When did you guys submit? Any November submits? A little worried I have a ding letter coming in the mail now


1/5

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

Postby georgeconstanza » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:06 pm

I just got the Reserve e-mail...Am I to read previous posts as meaning that Reserve basically means, "we'll let you know if you want, but yeah, you're not coming here," or something else?

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

Postby pupperoni » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:06 pm

for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:07 pm

man, i wish i'd gotten the hold email. unless there's another incoming round of holds/WLs, i'm either gonna get straight admit or straight reject. which means i'm probably gonna get the straight reject. :cry:


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pupperoni wrote:for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.


in that case, maybe i don't want the email. but i submitted early november, so this is pretty weird.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:08 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:When did you guys submit? Any November submits? A little worried I have a ding letter coming in the mail now

Fearing the same. But someone with similar stats to mine just got reserved, so there is hope. I got a CLS specific LOR and I am kind of praying that it + my GPA will help them to overcome my LSAT.

So really I am just waiting on my rejection letter.

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

Postby hyakku » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Lol just got the reserve email, I'm honestly shocked they didn't ding me for whatever reason. I'm gonna submit the form but go back to forgetting about CLS, although Ive gotta say I appreciate them not straight dinging me I guess lol? Never really thought I would go this far so can't really complain. I doubt this is anything more than a ding though lmao.


Anyway. Back to lurking the mich thread, good luck for all the people still waiting. Submitted nov.

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

Postby georgeconstanza » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:11 pm

pupperoni wrote:for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.

If I may ask, if that's the case, why not just reject instead of reserve? There has to be a distinction of some kind. Unless their process is just completely illogical, which I suppose wouldn't be terribly surprising.

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

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:11 pm

No reserve email. No snail mail. No fall grade request. No clue where I stand.

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

Postby luxxe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:12 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:
pupperoni wrote:for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.

If I may ask, if that's the case, why not just reject instead of reserve? There has to be a distinction of some kind. Unless their process is just completely illogical, which I suppose wouldn't be terribly surprising.


They don't tend to take people off of reserve. There is a distinction (you are "technically" WL'd) but it is very unlikely that you will get off the WL.

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

Postby catwomangirl » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:13 pm

vincanity1 wrote:No reserve email. No snail mail. No fall grade request. No clue where I stand.



this

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:13 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:
pupperoni wrote:for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.

If I may ask, if that's the case, why not just reject instead of reserve? There has to be a distinction of some kind. Unless their process is just completely illogical, which I suppose wouldn't be terribly surprising.


Just in case something catastrophic happens and their yield is way too low, they have a backup plan. Probably never a problem Columbia has to face though

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

Postby georgeconstanza » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:13 pm

luxxe wrote:
georgeconstanza wrote:
pupperoni wrote:for cls, reserve means you have just been rejected. sorry folks.

If I may ask, if that's the case, why not just reject instead of reserve? There has to be a distinction of some kind. Unless their process is just completely illogical, which I suppose wouldn't be terribly surprising.


They don't tend to take people off of reserve. There is a distinction (you are "technically" WL'd) but it is very unlikely that you will get off the WL.

So then, is Reserve like second tier waitlist (and unless everyone turned them down, why would they get to the second tier)? Just trying to conceptualize it.

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

Postby lawschool899 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:14 pm

in the midwest and happy that my mailbox has been empty since rejection letters are going out...

do we know when holds will start? and what they mean at columbia? i didnt receive a reserve email and i was expecting a waitlist with my numbers so im (prematurely) optimistic.




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