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

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:11 am

Geneva, you were held, correct?

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:29 am

JamMasterJ wrote:Geneva, you were held, correct?


yup. submitted shortly before deadline, held feb 28 or 29 and got a follow up email suggesting i submit a loci by 4/9.

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

Postby OSSplitter » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:14 am

I was on about the same timeline as Geneva, but without the letter asking for a loci...so I figured I may as well send one today. We'll see if that helps or hurts or just continues to hold...

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

Postby thelawyler » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:22 am

Geneva wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Geneva, you were held, correct?


yup. submitted shortly before deadline, held feb 28 or 29 and got a follow up email suggesting i submit a loci by 4/9.


You would take Columbia over Stanford? Really? haha.

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

Postby muddup » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:23 pm

Any news from anybody today?

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

Postby DickyBumBum » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:55 pm

Just admitted via email. Hadn't heard a word since I submitted in November, until yesterday when I received an email asking me to clarify something about my transcripts.

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

Postby erikjc » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:30 pm

In via email!

Complete 10/25
Held 3/23
170, 3.8
Non-URM

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:40 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:would anyone who emailed me columbia notifying them of upcoming scholarship deadlines mind pm'ing what they said? having trouble trying to politely phrase and still put pressure on them

thanks!


I called and explained the situation politely. They told me they'd make a note and that they'd get it done before I hit my deadlines.

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

Postby muddup » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:
lawhopeful2012 wrote:would anyone who emailed me columbia notifying them of upcoming scholarship deadlines mind pm'ing what they said? having trouble trying to politely phrase and still put pressure on them

thanks!


I called and explained the situation politely. They told me they'd make a note and that they'd get it done before I hit my deadlines.


Wait, so when is your scholarship deadline? And were you held?

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

Postby muddup » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Is this thread dead because everyone's admitted TT?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:14 pm

erikjc wrote:In via email!

Complete 10/25
Held 3/23
170, 3.8
Non-URM

were you emailed recently recommending that you send in a LOCI?

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

Postby erikjc » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
erikjc wrote:In via email!

Complete 10/25
Held 3/23
170, 3.8
Non-URM

were you emailed recently recommending that you send in a LOCI?


Yes, and I had already sent one.

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

Postby salamanders » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:51 pm

In via email this afternoon!

Submitted in October
Held in February
Email asking for LOCI last week

3.8/172

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:25 pm

Looks like Columbia is filling a GPA gap (based on the fact that everyone who's recently been accepted has GPAs of around 3.8)

grumble, grumble

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

Postby thelawyler » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:48 pm

dingbat wrote:Looks like Columbia is filling a GPA gap (based on the fact that everyone who's recently been accepted has GPAs of around 3.8)

grumble, grumble


Wait till Harvard pulls a billion people off the WL and they realize they need some above median LSATs.

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

Postby muddup » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:31 am

Ya, I didn't get a LOCI request even though I had sent one before. I'm feeling that might be just because they aren't really interested.

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:32 am

thelawyler wrote:
dingbat wrote:Looks like Columbia is filling a GPA gap (based on the fact that everyone who's recently been accepted has GPAs of around 3.8)

grumble, grumble


Wait till Harvard pulls a billion people off the WL and they realize they need some above median LSATs.


What a strange cycle. Will Columbia actually be forced to use the reserve group? I'm not sure I share the positivity that a lot of people have about WL acceptances, but I would sure love it to be true!

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

Postby KevinP » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:41 am

thelawyler wrote:
dingbat wrote:Looks like Columbia is filling a GPA gap (based on the fact that everyone who's recently been accepted has GPAs of around 3.8)

grumble, grumble


Wait till Harvard pulls a billion people off the WL and they realize they need some above median LSATs.


This. Considering the 175+ group saw a decline of more than 34% over the last 2 years, I'm hoping Harvard is a bit more lenient on splitters just so it can maintain its 75th percentile. In turn, I hope this helps me get into Columbia :)

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

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:50 am

KevinP wrote:
thelawyler wrote:
dingbat wrote:Looks like Columbia is filling a GPA gap (based on the fact that everyone who's recently been accepted has GPAs of around 3.8)

grumble, grumble


Wait till Harvard pulls a billion people off the WL and they realize they need some above median LSATs.


This. Considering the 175+ group saw a decline of more than 34% over the last 2 years, I'm hoping Harvard is a bit more lenient on splitters just so it can maintain its 75th percentile. In turn, I hope this helps me get into Columbia :)


Wow, is that really the case? Do you mind sharing where you read this?

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

Postby KevinP » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:44 am

Mista Bojangles wrote:Wow, is that really the case? Do you mind sharing where you read this?

Yes, but it assumes the YTD decline percentages remain relatively constant for the remainder of the year, which is almost guaranteed they will. The data are pulled directly from LSAC's national decision profile (2010 vs 2011) and current volume summary (2012 YTD).

Here's the rest of the breakdown, as measured by percentage change in applicants by highest LSAT score.
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key:
Δ2010/2011 = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011.
Δ2011/2012 YTD* = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012 year to date.
Δ2010/2012 YTD* = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2010 to Fall 2012. This portion assumes that the YTD percentages remain constant.
(Σ Δ) / n = overall decline. E.g. for last year (delta 2010-2011), overall apps decreased by 10.7%. (Sum of deltas divided by the number of deltas)
YTD=03/30 = Numbers for this year as of March 30th 2012.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:51 am

KevinP wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Wow, is that really the case? Do you mind sharing where you read this?

Yes, but it assumes the YTD decline percentages remain relatively constant for the remainder of the year, which is almost guaranteed they will. The data is pulled directly from LSAC's national decision profile (2010 vs 2011) and current volume summary (2012 YTD).

Here's the rest of the breakdown, as measured by percentage change in applicants by highest LSAT score.
Image
key:
Δ2010/2011 = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011.
Δ2011/2012 YTD* = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012 year to date.
Δ2010/2012 YTD* = change in applicants by LSAT score from Fall 2010 to Fall 2012. This portion assumes that the YTD percentages remain constant.
(Σ Δ) / n = overall decline. E.g. for last year (delta 2010-2011), overall apps decreased by 10.7%. (Sum of deltas divided by the number of deltas)
YTD=03/30 = Numbers for this year as of March 30th 2012.

at last this cycle makes sense! thanks for posting this.

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

Postby OSSplitter » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:18 am

KevinP wrote:This. Considering the 175+ group saw a decline of more than 34% over the last 2 years, I'm hoping Harvard is a bit more lenient on splitters just so it can maintain its 75th percentile. In turn, I hope this helps me get into Columbia :)


But then why are some of us in that 175+ group still sitting here with our dance-cards nearly empty? I mean, I realize I'm a terrible dancer and all, but I don't think I mentioned that in my loci.

Argh, come on CLS...any time you want to let me know my status would be fine.

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

Postby QuasiAmbitious » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 am

...or they don't care and are willing to/want to cut their class size.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:41 am

OSSplitter wrote:
KevinP wrote:This. Considering the 175+ group saw a decline of more than 34% over the last 2 years, I'm hoping Harvard is a bit more lenient on splitters just so it can maintain its 75th percentile. In turn, I hope this helps me get into Columbia :)


But then why are some of us in that 175+ group still sitting here with our dance-cards nearly empty? I mean, I realize I'm a terrible dancer and all, but I don't think I mentioned that in my loci.

Argh, come on CLS...any time you want to let me know my status would be fine.

Well I just stalked your posts and you're an international which can be unprdictable even with a 179

I on the other hand, just suck. There's no other explanation

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

Postby shepson » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:49 am

Also got admitted via email yesterday - was held on 2/23. Any thoughts on the chances of negotiating some scholarship money out of Columbia this late in the game? Have $90k from Northwestern and $54 from Michigan to work with. Not sure if that is enough to be persuasive given their lower ratings.




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