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

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

Postby AmoryB » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:53 pm

Cookie2 wrote:Fall grade request today. At least I know they haven't rejected me yet.


+1 Also received the fall grade request today. Hopefully it's a good sign.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:36 am

I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:40 am

Corrupty wrote:I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...

definitely don't think this is a bad thing as long as you notified schools that the grades were posted

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

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:42 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Corrupty wrote:I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...

definitely don't think this is a bad thing as long as you notified schools that the grades were posted


You're supposed to let schools know they should be expecting a new transcript from LSAC?

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:35 am

Corrupty wrote:I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...


CLS actually requests that updated transcripts be sent directly to their office, so even though it shows that your updated trancript was sent through LSAC, I expect that you would receive a fall grade request regardless, assuming your application has previously gone "complete"...

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:24 pm

seanPtheB wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Corrupty wrote:I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...

definitely don't think this is a bad thing as long as you notified schools that the grades were posted


You're supposed to let schools know they should be expecting a new transcript from LSAC?


You don't have to - they get notifications for updates just like they do for your initial application.

As the 9 schools I told I was sending an updated transcript told me...

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:28 pm

luxxe wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Corrupty wrote:I feel like I shot myself in the foot by sending my fall grades to the LSAC as soon as they were posted. I'll never know if they wanted my grades or not...

definitely don't think this is a bad thing as long as you notified schools that the grades were posted


You're supposed to let schools know they should be expecting a new transcript from LSAC?


You don't have to - they get notifications for updates just like they do for your initial application.

As the 9 schools I told I was sending an updated transcript told me...


Speaking from experience, Columbia's request specifically stated that they do not accept updated transcripts that come exclusively via LSAC if you receive a fall grade request. Almost sounded like they don't look at LSAC updates once your file is "complete".

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:32 pm

Elendil wrote:Speaking from experience, Columbia's request specifically stated that they do not accept updated transcripts that come exclusively via LSAC if you receive a fall grade request. Almost sounded like they don't look at LSAC updates once your file is "complete".


I understand. He asked if you have to notify any school about LSAC updates specifically, not necessarily Columbia updates.

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:35 pm

luxxe wrote:
Elendil wrote:Speaking from experience, Columbia's request specifically stated that they do not accept updated transcripts that come exclusively via LSAC if you receive a fall grade request. Almost sounded like they don't look at LSAC updates once your file is "complete".


I understand. He asked if you have to notify any school about LSAC updates specifically, not necessarily Columbia updates.


Fair enough, didn't mean to insult your understanding... just want him to have the best CLS-specific info. :)

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

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:54 pm

Ok sorry guys but I'm still a bit confused...So if I didn't receive a fall grades request from CLS but wanted my file to get updated with my most recent grades is it enough to have just sent my transcripts to LSAC? Or do they need to go directly to CLS even though they never asked for them?

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:05 pm

seanPtheB wrote:Ok sorry guys but I'm still a bit confused...So if I didn't receive a fall grades request from CLS but wanted my file to get updated with my most recent grades is it enough to have just sent my transcripts to LSAC? Or do they need to go directly to CLS even though they never asked for them?


According to their admissions instructions (http://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/defau ... ctions.pdf), you need to forward updated official transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions if you want them to receive and consider them:

"Please forward updates of your transcripts to the Office of Admissions as soon as they become available." (p. 1)

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:09 pm

Elendil wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:Ok sorry guys but I'm still a bit confused...So if I didn't receive a fall grades request from CLS but wanted my file to get updated with my most recent grades is it enough to have just sent my transcripts to LSAC? Or do they need to go directly to CLS even though they never asked for them?


According to their admissions instructions (http://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/defau ... ctions.pdf), you need to forward updated official transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions if you want them to receive and consider them:

"Please forward updates of your transcripts to the Office of Admissions as soon as they become available." (p. 1)

Sorry to prolong this conversation, but admissions said that can be done through LSAC.

Edited for my lurking adcomm paranoia.

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

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:11 pm

Ok thanks guys given that Luxxe just called I'm just gonna stick with going through LSAC.

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

Postby erikjc » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:20 pm

I just called as well and they said it can be done through LSAC.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:41 pm

Haha, I didn't mean to start a panic. When I sent them to the LSAC, my file updated at CLS. You can see what schools have requested/received reports and when the latest one has been sent to the schools. Almost all schools received them the day after they were received, including Columbia.

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

Postby sports » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:54 pm

Did you guys receive responses from Columbia when they received your Fall grades from your school? I sent mine about a month ago and never received a response.

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

Postby snehpets » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:56 pm

sports wrote:Did you guys receive responses from Columbia when they received your Fall grades from your school? I sent mine about a month ago and never received a response.


They responded when I sent them informally via email but while I'm assuming they got my official transcript I never heard either way.

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

Postby sports » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:03 pm

snehpets wrote:
sports wrote:Did you guys receive responses from Columbia when they received your Fall grades from your school? I sent mine about a month ago and never received a response.


They responded when I sent them informally via email but while I'm assuming they got my official transcript I never heard either way.


Ok good, my experience was the exact same

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

Postby MachineLemon » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:23 pm

Opened mail. Large envelope from Columbia...

...College in Chicago. My brother goes there for TV production. Addressed to my folks.

Bummer, at least no ding/WL, though.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:25 pm

MachineLemon wrote:Opened mail. Large envelope from Columbia...

...College in Chicago. My brother goes there for TV production. Addressed to my folks.

Bummer, at least no ding/WL, though.

Anyone have an idea as to when the next semi-large group is coming?

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

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:38 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
MachineLemon wrote:Opened mail. Large envelope from Columbia...

...College in Chicago. My brother goes there for TV production. Addressed to my folks.

Bummer, at least no ding/WL, though.

Anyone have an idea as to when the next semi-large group is coming?


Looking over LSN's data from last year, it seems there was a surge right around now Feb. 14th, 15th. Then there was another surge in early March, 1st-8th. Neither was as large as the late January release. OF course, given that this cycle seems slightly delayed so far, we may might suggest that those two acceptance waves should be pushed back about a week, meaning there should be a big wave of acceptances next week. That's my prediction.

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

Postby kemmek » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01 pm

I live in NYC, and I received the envelope today (yay!), so I'm guessing a lot of you should be receiving yours tomorrow or Friday!

ETA- submit date 1/18; complete 1/24

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:03 pm

kemmek wrote:I live in NYC, and I received the envelope today (yay!), so I'm guessing a lot of you should be receiving yours tomorrow or Friday!

ETA- submit date 1/18; complete 1/24


Congrats.

If last year's trends hold true this could be big news.

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

Postby sfreuden » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Got into Columbia today (02/15). Applied 9/14, received a fall grades request 01/27. Hope other people get letters soon!

PS - If you don't get scholly info with the acceptance letter, does that pretty much mean you're not getting a merit scholarship?

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

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 pm

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