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

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Just held :|
I really have no clue what this means, but I'm definitely going to stick it out


:?

I mean, I think hold at this point is pretty good. It's obviously not ideal, but I think that the odds of getting in off hold at CLS are better than at other places, and definitely better than most waitlists. It doesn't look like we're supposed to notify that we wish to remain in consideration. Is that correct, or should I send them an email? The only thing the attachment mentioned was to let them know if you didn't want to remain on the list


Well I got put on reserve post haste, so I think it is at least a decent sign.

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

Postby cjcregg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:18 pm

:?[/quote]
I hate to be negative but it looks like March holds were (almost?) all reserved eventually. :lol:[/quote]

Why do you think they hold this late in the game instead of just WLing if they're gonna do it anyway?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:19 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Just held :|
I really have no clue what this means, but I'm definitely going to stick it out


:?

I mean, I think hold at this point is pretty good. It's obviously not ideal, but I think that the odds of getting in off hold at CLS are better than at other places, and definitely better than most waitlists. It doesn't look like we're supposed to notify that we wish to remain in consideration. Is that correct, or should I send them an email? The only thing the attachment mentioned was to let them know if you didn't want to remain on the list


Well I got put on reserve post haste, so I think it is at least a decent sign.

I didn't go complete until early January, so the time of the hold isn't too scary for me.

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

Postby Fortuitous » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:22 pm

Fortuitous wrote:How does being held at CLS compare to being held at HLS? I was held at Columbia shortly after submitting my application and just received a hold email from Harvard today.


oh, i went complete at columbia & went on hold in feb. at harvard went complete in feb

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

Postby zworykin » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:23 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Just held :|
I really have no clue what this means, but I'm definitely going to stick it out


Held here as well.

I think for me all it means is I finally know that I won't be able to go to ASW next week while I'm in New York for the NYU one. Whether or not that'll stop me from attending if I eventually get in, I don't know.

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

Postby nine-and-fifty » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:39 pm

luxxe wrote:I, however, still have nothing. Convinced that I just misplaced my rejection letter or something.

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

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:40 pm

nine-and-fifty wrote:
luxxe wrote:I, however, still have nothing. Convinced that I just misplaced my rejection letter or something.


+1 ... Our numbers are dwindling

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

Postby wishesarefishes » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:54 pm

I apologize if this question has already been answered but what is the difference between reserved and held at CLS? Is one better than the other? Is reserved the same as waitlist?

I was reserved today via email and I'm trying to figure out exactly what my chances are.

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

Postby juju96 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:12 pm

"The difference between the hold and reserve categories is that the initial review process is completed for candidates placed on reserve. Reserve candidates will not be reevaluated for admission until the summer months, as openings in the entering class materialize. Applications placed on hold are still being actively reviewed by the Committee, and hold candidates should expect to receive a decision (admit, reserve, or reject) by the end of April."


From viewbook

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

Postby sailboat » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:12 pm

Greenandgold wrote:
nine-and-fifty wrote:
luxxe wrote:I, however, still have nothing. Convinced that I just misplaced my rejection letter or something.


+1 ... Our numbers are dwindling


Same here. Though it seems like they're trying to get through the "silent holds" now, so we may be hearing something soon...

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

Postby jvon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:25 pm

I just got placed on the Reserve...

All this wait list business reminds me that I truly have no clue how enrollment works. Is it possible to make a deposit at one school, be admitted lately to another, and ditch the former for the latter?

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:27 pm

jvon wrote:I just got placed on the Reserve...

All this wait list business reminds me that I truly have no clue how enrollment works. Is it possible to make a deposit at one school, be admitted lately to another, and ditch the former for the latter?


Yes.

As others have said though, Reserve at Columbia is not great. Make sure to put down deposits to some safeties.

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

Postby jvon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:38 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
jvon wrote:I just got placed on the Reserve...

All this wait list business reminds me that I truly have no clue how enrollment works. Is it possible to make a deposit at one school, be admitted lately to another, and ditch the former for the latter?


Yes.

As others have said though, Reserve at Columbia is not great. Make sure to put down deposits to some safeties.


Certainly. Thanks for the clarification, my dear Blump.

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

Postby Aqua » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:50 pm

I've been on hold since February and was just placed on hold at Harvard today and rejected from Penn today. Since Columbia and Harvard are better than Penn, my Penn rejection makes me worry about what will happen with my holds.

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

Postby ru1ess » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:18 pm

Aqua wrote:I've been on hold since February and was just placed on hold at Harvard today and rejected from Penn today. Since Columbia and Harvard are better than Penn, my Penn rejection makes me worry about what will happen with my holds.


You have nothing to worry about.. Did you indicate that you were a urm AA?

It's really a hit or miss.. I know people wait listed/rejected at lesser schools and in at better ones. Just take it in stride.. It'll surprise you

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

Postby Aqua » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:24 pm

ru1ess wrote:
Aqua wrote:I've been on hold since February and was just placed on hold at Harvard today and rejected from Penn today. Since Columbia and Harvard are better than Penn, my Penn rejection makes me worry about what will happen with my holds.


You have nothing to worry about.. Did you indicate that you were a urm AA?

It's really a hit or miss.. I know people wait listed/rejected at lesser schools and in at better ones. Just take it in stride.. It'll surprise you


Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, I indicated it but also indicated that I'm 50% German, so maybe I'm not URM enough for them? My friend who is from Ethiopia seems to be having a bigger URM boost. I figure that a hold is better than a straight up ding, bc at least they don't hate me?

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

Postby mikeylikesit » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:02 pm

And nothing for me, forever.

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

Postby MachineLemon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:06 pm

mikeylikesit wrote:And nothing for me, forever.


Nothing here. Late October submit, presumptive admit #s.

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

Postby erikjc » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:48 am

Held today, complete late October.

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

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:50 am

I've been on hold here for almost a month now. Any Feb hold people get accepted, waitlisted or rejected?

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:54 am

Curious when they are going to start dealing with the holds.

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

Postby cjcregg » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:31 pm

anybody have the link to that dandy google docs list for held people?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:35 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Curious when they are going to start dealing with the holds.

My guess is in the next week. I think they will have a first tier that they really want, and if some of those decide to withdraw, they will move to other tiers. This is conjecture; I haven't looked at LSN to see how it went down in the past, but my guess is that they will need to admit some holds before the self-imposed deadline




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