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

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

Postby aekea » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Just withdrew. Hopefully someone gets my spot. Good luck guys.

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

Postby curiouscat » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:02 am

Withdrew as well. I hope that one of you lovely people gets my spot.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:04 am

thanks recent withdrawers. I'm hoping you guys are what CLS had in mind when they made all the holds

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

Postby BrightLine » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:41 am

Genki wrote:
potl wrote:Ah that's kind of my plan (arriving a day early), too. Are you just going to email CLS and ask if they can have someone show you around or something? I'm still waiting on a deadline extension for another school though, so I may not be able to visit at all if that doesn't work out.


I just flew out to NYC last week for NYU's ASW. NYU's activities were on thursday and friday last week, but I purchased a plane ticket that would get me in on Tuesday night in case Columbia sent me an acceptance between the time I purchased my tickets and the ASW dates. I arrived home at 2am this morning and THEN they decide to send me an acceptance email today. I don't think I'll be able to get the time off work again (or the money) to make another trip out to New York. I'm really happy to have gotten into CLS, but I just wish I had known while I was still in New York so I could have visited.


Congratulations. Just keep in mind that if you do visit now or later you are comparing apples to oranges because it is now that part of the semester.

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

Postby mickeyD » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:16 pm

JUST GOT IN!!! Haven't heard a peep since I submitted in October!

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

Postby soj » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:17 pm

Awesome!!

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

Postby Nobody » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:19 pm

I read the last couple of pages but I'm not totally clear on whats going on--have some people who applied ED but were held heard back that they're officially waitlisted?

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

Postby jetissent » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:23 pm

mickeyD wrote:JUST GOT IN!!! Haven't heard a peep since I submitted in October!


Yay! Congrats! :) Slowly but surely there is movement in the forgotten pile haha

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:23 pm

Nobody wrote:I read the last couple of pages but I'm not totally clear on whats going on--have some people who applied ED but were held heard back that they're officially waitlisted?

I think you meant to post in the NYU thread

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

Postby Istayedhere » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:31 pm

In!! :mrgreen:

By e-mail, time stamped 2:38 pm EST... Completed 12/15, no news in between.

There is hope.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby whenwin » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.

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

Postby MichelFoucault » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:49 pm

whenwin wrote:Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.


+1

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

Postby QuasiAmbitious » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:54 pm

whenwin wrote:Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.


Should we email our LOCI to Danielle Flores even if we've already emailed one awhile ago?

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

Postby Chiller303 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:55 pm

QuasiAmbitious wrote:
whenwin wrote:Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.


Should we email our LOCI to Danielle Flores even if we've already emailed one awhile ago?


Do you all mind sharing stats?

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Chiller303 wrote:
QuasiAmbitious wrote:
whenwin wrote:Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.


Should we email our LOCI to Danielle Flores even if we've already emailed one awhile ago?


Do you all mind sharing stats?



was this a generic email to all hold students because i got one too??

My stats are 3.8 took the lsat twice 162/176 (went to a cuny school if that makes a dif)

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Chiller303 wrote:
QuasiAmbitious wrote:
whenwin wrote:Just got an email encouraging me to send in a LOCI. Was held in Feb.


Should we email our LOCI to Danielle Flores even if we've already emailed one awhile ago?


Do you all mind sharing stats?


The email says "if you have not already done so" re:LOCI. I wouldn't send in a second LOCI unless you have compelling new info. Numbers: 170/3.7+/URM female
I wonder if this is for borderline candidates or is also used as a mechanism for YP? The encouragement to send in a LOCI made me think that it could possibly be both...

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:05 pm

Also: congrats to the new admits! Also: would it be helpful to say something along the lines of "Although I have already been accepted to -insert name of higher ranked school-, Columbia's ___ ____ ____ make it a top choice"? I.e. is it useful to mention higher ranked acceptances in conjuction with an expression of continued interest? I ask only because I've heard conflicting opinions on this. Thanks!

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

Postby luckycheartbeat » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:06 pm

This probably did not go out to hold students that have already sent in LOCIs.

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

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:12 pm

Just got in as well via email! My trip to NYC next week just got a little busier.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:14 pm

luckycheartbeat wrote:This probably did not go out to hold students that have already sent in LOCIs.

I really hope so, since I didn't get it, and it seems like the email is for people they are SERIOUSLY considering. Then again, I think I've sent 3 LOCIs at this point.

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

Postby juju96 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:14 pm

i was held a while back i think in feb. didnt get this email but my numbers are borderline at best. also i have not sent a loci.
might be good news for those who got that email!

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:16 pm

luckycheartbeat wrote:This probably did not go out to hold students that have already sent in LOCIs.



I disagree the email clearly states that "We would like to encourage you, if you have not already done so, to submit a statement of continuing interest in Columbia that includes new pertinent information, if any."

also i sent an LOCI early on in my hold cycle and got the email

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

Postby knickerbocker » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:16 pm

First, congratulations to everyone accepted!
It it just me, or does it seem like they're taking a lot of people with very high GPAs? Certainly many are not reverse splitters as they have pretty high LSAT scores too, but I haven't seen any traditional splitters accepted these past few days.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:17 pm

izy223 wrote:
luckycheartbeat wrote:This probably did not go out to hold students that have already sent in LOCIs.



I disagree the email clearly states that "We would like to encourage you, if you have not already done so, to submit a statement of continuing interest in Columbia that includes new pertinent information, if any."

also i sent an LOCI early on in my hold cycle and got the email

yeah, this has me pretty concerned

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

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:17 pm

Geneva wrote:Also: congrats to the new admits! Also: would it be helpful to say something along the lines of "Although I have already been accepted to -insert name of higher ranked school-, Columbia's ___ ____ ____ make it a top choice"? I.e. is it useful to mention higher ranked acceptances in conjuction with an expression of continued interest? I ask only because I've heard conflicting opinions on this. Thanks!


I wouldn't mention a YHS acceptance for a couple of reasons. First, each school has their own admission criteria (and target medians, 25ths/75ths, etc) and I doubt hearing that you got in elsewhere would make Columbia feel you were more worthy or desirable based on their standards. Second (and more cynically), I'm sure at this part of the cycle, schools are looking to protect their yield and if Columbia were deciding between a student with a YHS acceptance and one without one, they'd (rationally) be inclined to take the student more likely to attend, which in this case would be the one without the YHS acceptance (unless you say something to convince them that you'd definitely attend Columbia if admitted).




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