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

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:18 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
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.

Ooo. Maybe you are about to get a decision? Hopefully it's an acceptance! I feel like lots of holds got emails.

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

Postby luxxe » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:18 pm

Still nothing.

:evil:

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:19 pm

yankees42789 wrote:
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).

especially at this point, when they are less likely to be matching money from HYS. I doubt many people are going to be getting a lot of merit aid from CLS from here on, and the HYS need-based aid is likely to be higher.

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

Postby erikjc » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:20 pm

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


I already sent one, and I got the email.

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

Postby QuasiAmbitious » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Geneva wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
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.

Ooo. Maybe you are about to get a decision? Hopefully it's an acceptance! I feel like lots of holds got emails.


I wrote an LOCI and got the email anyway, hence my previous question.

Why do some of you think they are sending the email only to people they are "seriously" considering?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Geneva wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
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.

Ooo. Maybe you are about to get a decision? Hopefully it's an acceptance! I feel like lots of holds got emails.

The only possible good I can see is that there are three categories of holds
1. Getting accepted
2. Not sure, so we're going send this email to see how interested they still are
3. lolno

I really don't see myself as a presumptive admit, especially with many holds having better numbers and softs than me.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:21 pm

QuasiAmbitious wrote:
Geneva wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
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.

Ooo. Maybe you are about to get a decision? Hopefully it's an acceptance! I feel like lots of holds got emails.


I wrote an LOCI and got the email anyway, hence my previous question.

Why do some of you think they are sending the email only to people they are "seriously" considering?

UChicago did basically the same thing last year right before they started admitting people off the WL

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:23 pm

yankees42789 wrote:
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).


Hm, makes sense. I've heard that it would be helpful to mention a Stanford acceptance to Harvard, though obviously Harvard is a different case. I am still trying to figure out if there is a yield protect group of holds and a borderline group, or if hold status is strictly for borderline candidates. Did this part of the email bother anyone else: "At this date, we also understand that you might have committed to another law school for the next three years...we are saddened by the loss of your candidacy.." ? If they wanted us to join their class, they could have accepted us...

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

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:29 pm

Just withdrew. Buena suerte, amigos.

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

Postby soj » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:34 pm

I never understood mentioning where else you got into, even for Harvard. Playing hard to get doesn't work. Save that for scholarship negotiations.

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Quick Question,


I just got a 37.5k scholly to NYU, would columbia match that (or come close) off the hold list?

Because if not and i know i want to stay in NYC im thinking to just withdraw

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

Postby maxpower430 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:57 pm

I got the hold LOCI email as well. is there anything to say beyond "Columbia remains a top choice" if I don't have much else to add (ie no new resume items etc)? thanks all.

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

Postby Cosmopolitanist » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:58 pm

Ok cool. I got the same email and I was like:

"EMAIL FROM COLUMBIA OMGWTFFF."

Then I read it and was like...

"Eh. Not bad."

So no meaning to it other than they are interested? Can we put a number to this or am I just being crazy?

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Cosmopolitanist wrote:Ok cool. I got the same email and I was like:

"EMAIL FROM COLUMBIA OMGWTFFF."

Then I read it and was like...

"Eh. Not bad."

So no meaning to it other than they are interested? Can we put a number to this or am I just being crazy?


I wonder how many people on hold did not receive this email and if there are significant LSAT/GPA differences between the 2 groups.

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

Postby blue_c » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:03 pm

maxpower430 wrote:I got the hold LOCI email as well. is there anything to say beyond "Columbia remains a top choice" if I don't have much else to add (ie no new resume items etc)? thanks all.


I'm thinking of also putting that my recent trip to NY (for the NYU ASW) made me very certain that I would enjoy (read: prefer) to live in NYC for the next three years.

I was never asked for an updated transcript with fall grades (which everyone else seems to have gotten unless I'm wrong), so I was wondering whether I should include them. They are better than the last semesters grades on the current transcript but they still lower my overall gpa, though barely (To give you an idea my current lsac gpa is 3.72 and it would turn into 3.71 or 3.70). Yes I have the dreaded downward grade trend. I'm an engineering major. I kind of expected it. Would that just be idiotic of me?

ETA: 3.72/173

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:11 pm

blue_c wrote:
ETA: 3.72/173



I know this has nothing to do with this but ive been a tsl lurker for a while and was able to pick up on most of the jargon i just cant seem to figure out what ETA stands for

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

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:11 pm

izy223 wrote:
blue_c wrote:
ETA: 3.72/173



I know this has nothing to do with this but ive been a tsl lurker for a while and was able to pick up on most of the jargon i just cant seem to figure out what ETA stands for


'edited to add'

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point


numbers? you never know! u might be on the list of people receving an acceptance email tmrw...
also, would it be helpful to tell columbia that i didn't apply to nyu because i have such a strong preference for cls?

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:17 pm

yankees42789 wrote:
izy223 wrote:
blue_c wrote:
ETA: 3.72/173



I know this has nothing to do with this but ive been a tsl lurker for a while and was able to pick up on most of the jargon i just cant seem to figure out what ETA stands for


'edited to add'



thanks!! wow the acronym was killing me

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

Postby juju96 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point

+1 numbers in profle

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Geneva wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point


numbers? you never know! u might be on the list of people receving an acceptance email tmrw...
also, would it be helpful to tell columbia that i didn't apply to nyu because i have such a strong preference for cls?

no. But you can tell them CLS is your #1

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

Postby izy223 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Geneva wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point


numbers? you never know! u might be on the list of people receving an acceptance email tmrw...
also, would it be helpful to tell columbia that i didn't apply to nyu because i have such a strong preference for cls?



No there either going to think either A. your lying or B. your an idiot to not apply to a school with no guaranteed acceptance into their school

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:19 pm

Geneva wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I'm a hold that has not sent in a loci and have no email from them
But I've pretty much given up at this point


numbers? you never know! u might be on the list of people receving an acceptance email tmrw...
also, would it be helpful to tell columbia that i didn't apply to nyu because i have such a strong preference for cls?

I have no dls though :|

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:20 pm

Does this glorious day call for another spreadsheet?




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