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

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:14 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Congrats! Wonder why they started doing notifications by email...


Maybe because we are getting closer and closer to the time of the year when applicants need to make their final decisions, Columbia wants to let you know ASAP/with enough time left to choose them


Yeah, in retrospect that answer should have been obvious to me :oops:

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

Postby mikeylikesit » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:05 pm

Complete 1/11 with absolutely no word. Is it smart to write a LOCI now, or should I just wait until I hear something? Thanks.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:11 pm

In via email. My options are WUSTL and Columbia. I think I'll be in NYC next year.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:16 pm

Corrupty wrote:In via email. My options are WUSTL and Columbia. I think I'll be in NYC next year.


Damn what are your stats? Congrats BTW.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:25 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Corrupty wrote:In via email. My options are WUSTL and Columbia. I think I'll be in NYC next year.


Damn what are your stats? Congrats BTW.


176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.

Also, I applied on November 18th.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Corrupty wrote:176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.


Someone call JamMasterJ immediately

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

Postby JF215 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:42 pm

In today via e-mail as well. URM.

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

Postby Elliott_Smith » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Are they emailing now instead of/before VCEs? Or are you all international?

Congrats btw!

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:50 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Are they emailing now instead of/before VCEs? Or are you all international?

Congrats btw!


Sounds like they are sending emails to admits first now, even those in the US.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Yeah the letter said email and first class mail. I'm a non urn from the forgotten so hold out hope guys.

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

Postby poultry » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:35 pm

I am in the forgotten pile. Talking about sending in LOCIs, one of my well-crafted letter prompted an instant ding from a school I don't want to name here. I was in the forgotten pile of that school too. Honestly, I was pissed off. I showed genuine interest and my numbers are beyond their 75th....Now I am not sure if I should send anything to Columbia just to remind them they should speed up the ding...

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

Postby zworykin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:57 pm

Come on, Columbia, you know you want to send me one of those lovely acceptance emails... right? Right? :lol:

Still waiting... :cry:

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

Postby catwomangirl » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:13 pm

In our collective wisdom, have we ever heard of someone on HOLD actually being admitted?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:59 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Corrupty wrote:176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.


Someone call JamMasterJ immediately

Inorite? This one prompted me to recheck my trash and spam :lol:
If I had applied to WUSTL and been accepted, I think this person would have exactly the same cycle as me

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:03 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Corrupty wrote:176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.


Someone call JamMasterJ immediately

Inorite? This one prompted me to recheck my trash and spam :lol:
If I had applied to WUSTL and been accepted, I think this person would have exactly the same cycle as me


Also prompted me to check my email. Numbers very similar to my own :(

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

Postby Corrupty » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:54 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Corrupty wrote:176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.


Someone call JamMasterJ immediately

Inorite? This one prompted me to recheck my trash and spam :lol:
If I had applied to WUSTL and been accepted, I think this person would have exactly the same cycle as me


Not to be weird, but I've been watching your cycle for a while since we are pretty much equal in the numbers department. We both got owned by the waitlists for reasons I don't really understand. I'm pulling for you, hopefully you'll get good news this week.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:20 am

Corrupty wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Corrupty wrote:176, 3.47

I got wait listed at every school that has replied to me between those two. WUSTL was the lowest I applied to and Columbia was the highest. Needless to say, I'm super stoked right now to finally get some splitter love.


Someone call JamMasterJ immediately

Inorite? This one prompted me to recheck my trash and spam :lol:
If I had applied to WUSTL and been accepted, I think this person would have exactly the same cycle as me


Not to be weird, but I've been watching your cycle for a while since we are pretty much equal in the numbers department. We both got owned by the waitlists for reasons I don't really understand. I'm pulling for you, hopefully you'll get good news this week.

It's definitely not weird. :lol: :lol:
There are a bunch of other TLSers in the same position basically. I think people are looking to see what's going on with other people's comparably odd cycles since what's happening seems so at odds with how some of the top schools usually operate.

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

Postby Aqua » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:20 pm

anyone on hold admitted? is it better to be forgotten or placed on hold?

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

Postby ViennaGraben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:32 pm

Aqua wrote:anyone on hold admitted? is it better to be forgotten or placed on hold?


No idea, but hoping forgotten > hold!!

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

Postby ssteiner » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:44 pm

ViennaGraben wrote:
Aqua wrote:anyone on hold admitted? is it better to be forgotten or placed on hold?


No idea, but hoping forgotten > hold!!


Same. I feel (hope) that if you're one of the forgotten with strong numbers it means your odds are good for getting a straight acceptance, rather than being held first.

On another note, I'm sort of debating sending an email asking about the status of my application. Is that worth doing at this stage, or will I just seem pushy?

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

Postby zworykin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:27 pm

ssteiner wrote:
ViennaGraben wrote:
Aqua wrote:anyone on hold admitted? is it better to be forgotten or placed on hold?


No idea, but hoping forgotten > hold!!


Same. I feel (hope) that if you're one of the forgotten with strong numbers it means your odds are good for getting a straight acceptance, rather than being held first.

On another note, I'm sort of debating sending an email asking about the status of my application. Is that worth doing at this stage, or will I just seem pushy?


I'm right there with you. I don't feel like it would be pushy--I mean come on, it's the middle of March! Their second/last ASW is now less than two weeks away, other schools' scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching, etc. And it's been how long since some of us heard anything? Over four months?

Of course, whether or not I see it as pushy doesn't really matter.

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

Postby jetissent » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:53 pm

zworykin wrote:
ssteiner wrote:
ViennaGraben wrote:
Aqua wrote:anyone on hold admitted? is it better to be forgotten or placed on hold?


No idea, but hoping forgotten > hold!!


Same. I feel (hope) that if you're one of the forgotten with strong numbers it means your odds are good for getting a straight acceptance, rather than being held first.

On another note, I'm sort of debating sending an email asking about the status of my application. Is that worth doing at this stage, or will I just seem pushy?


I'm right there with you. I don't feel like it would be pushy--I mean come on, it's the middle of March! Their second/last ASW is now less than two weeks away, other schools' scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching, etc. And it's been how long since some of us heard anything? Over four months?

Of course, whether or not I see it as pushy doesn't really matter.


Yeah--I am getting to that point as well. With the looming ASW deadline I think it's fair to at least ask.

Edited to remove stupid typo. :)
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ssteiner » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Just bit the bullet and sent them an email. We'll see what happens!

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

Postby thestillpoint » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:01 pm

I did this last week -- got a standard response that they couldn't give me any information on my application. Very frustrating, especially since I submitted my app at the end of October and went complete Nov. 11th. It's disappointing that Columbia would go over four months with no communication and then the best response they could give me was:

"Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we've received it is not possible for us to give you a specific timeline on when you will be receiving a decision letter. Please know that every effort is made to inform all applicants of their decision by the end of April."

End of April. Conveniently past all scholarship deadlines and lots of other seat deposit deadlines!

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

Postby jetissent » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:01 pm

ssteiner wrote:Just bit the bullet and sent them an email. We'll see what happens!


Good luck-- I hope you hear back and they offer more than "We can't tell you." lol I'll probably send mine tomorrow.




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