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

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:14 pm

Sorry about all the holds and reserves today, guys!! It sucks, but I am sure you all have a bunch of wonderful options at your disposal. And who knows, maybe CLS will have to go to the reserve list more this year than it has in previous years. Here's hoping anyway.

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

Postby ricsllscir » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:14 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.


Agreed...comments like that kinda peeve me...even if just 10 get in off the reserve list, its still a chance and if you want it, go for it! Though, comments like this probably also deter others from remaining on the reserve list, so i guess it's a wash...

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

Postby FeraFera » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?

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

Postby mathlawcombo » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:16 pm

held today as well

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

Postby countercouper » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:16 pm

amc987 wrote:Sorry about all the holds and reserves today, guys!! It sucks, but I am sure you all have a bunch of wonderful options at your disposal. And who knows, maybe CLS will have to go to the reserve list more this year than it has in previous years. Here's hoping anyway.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone's reported any holds yet today (and maybe not yet this cycle)---just reserves (which is basically a WL).

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:17 pm

snehpets wrote:
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!

yeah, CLS is one of the schools that cares a bit about 25/75 percentiles, and if they're willing to take a minor hit, slightly below 3.55, they might think my gpa maintains the quartile while keeping the LSAT 75th high. Either that or they haven't finished reserving/I have a ding letter on the way.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:17 pm

FeraFera wrote:I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?



No, reserve = WL.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:20 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
snehpets wrote:
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!

yeah, CLS is one of the schools that cares a bit about 25/75 percentiles, and if they're willing to take a minor hit, slightly below 3.55, they might think my gpa maintains the quartile while keeping the LSAT 75th high. Either that or they haven't finished reserving/I have a ding letter on the way.


On LSN last year WL's didn't go out again til the 16th, and one of them was a November submit so I don't think we're out of the woods yet. I'm hoping for the same thing as you though.

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

Postby georgeconstanza » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:
FeraFera wrote:I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?



No, reserve = WL.

The letter directly contradicts this.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:
On LSN last year WL's didn't go out again til the 16th, and one of them was a November submit so I don't think we're out of the woods yet. I'm hoping for the same thing as you though.

stats?

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

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:21 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
FeraFera wrote:I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?



No, reserve = WL.

The letter directly contradicts this.


Yes, but it's still the WL at CLS.

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:24 pm

countercouper wrote:
amc987 wrote:Sorry about all the holds and reserves today, guys!! It sucks, but I am sure you all have a bunch of wonderful options at your disposal. And who knows, maybe CLS will have to go to the reserve list more this year than it has in previous years. Here's hoping anyway.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone's reported any holds yet today (and maybe not yet this cycle)---just reserves (which is basically a WL).


Oh ok, my bad. I thought someone mentioned being held a couple of pages ago. My sentiment re: reserves is unchanged.

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

Postby georgeconstanza » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:25 pm

thelong wrote:
georgeconstanza wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
FeraFera wrote:I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?



No, reserve = WL.

The letter directly contradicts this.


Yes, but it's still the WL at CLS.

To recap, I've heard both, "reserve means rejection" and "reserve=WL" within like two pages on this thread. Can't be both.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:26 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:To recap, I've heard both, "reserve means rejection" and "reserve=WL" within like two pages on this thread. Can't be both.


I think you're misunderstanding. Chances are so slim for getting off the WL/Reserve list that it might as well be a rejection.

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

Postby poe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:27 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:
thelong wrote:
georgeconstanza wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:

No, reserve = WL.

The letter directly contradicts this.


Yes, but it's still the WL at CLS.

To recap, I've heard both, "reserve means rejection" and "reserve=WL" within like two pages on this thread. Can't be both.


It's technically WL, but effectively rejection (since Columbia doesn't tend to pull from said WL).

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

Postby boosk » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:30 pm

vincanity1 wrote: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 kingofspain » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:33 pm

georgeconstanza wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:
FeraFera wrote:I'm completely ignorant of their process. Does CLS have a "WL" decision as well?



No, reserve = WL.

The letter directly contradicts this.

If the letter says that reserve=/WL, it does not mean to suggest that there is a separate pool of applicants put on a WL; instead, it means to suggest that -- in contrast to a standard WL -- they only dip into the reserve pool in an emergency.

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

Postby sailboat » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:44 pm

poe wrote:
georgeconstanza wrote:To recap, I've heard both, "reserve means rejection" and "reserve=WL" within like two pages on this thread. Can't be both.


It's technically WL, but effectively rejection (since Columbia doesn't tend to pull from said WL).


You could consider it a very complimentary ding. :)

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

Postby poe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Just checked the mailbox... empty.

I'm starting to actually feel a sense of relief at finding it empty, now that it seems like it's mainly rejections in the mail. When was the last time anyone received a VCE?

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

Postby countercouper » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:50 pm

Also, has anyone actually been held (as opposed to reserved) this cycle yet?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:50 pm

poe wrote:Just checked the mailbox... empty.

I'm starting to actually feel a sense of relief at finding it empty, now that it seems like it's mainly rejections in the mail. When was the last time anyone received a VCE?

Monday according to LSN. I'm going to stop checking too until we see more movement

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

Postby catwomangirl » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:55 pm

Cruising LSN, I noticed a special Valentines day surprise for applicants last year!

Next week could be freaking amazing.

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

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:57 pm

Well, I turned in my reserve form. I guess I'll ride it until the end of my cycle. I'm having a hard time considering waiting for the chance at admission until May. Oh well.

What's worse, I don't even have any booze to help the matter!

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

Postby Dani.B » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:00 pm

boosk wrote:
vincanity1 wrote: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 Greenandgold » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:18 pm

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




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