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

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

Postby dasneak » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:31 pm

Greenandgold wrote:Is there anyone besides jet and I who still haven't heard anything since going complete?

ETA: sorry about the reserve wendys27



ME

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

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:39 pm

Obviously it's frustrating going this long without hearing back from a school, but if you haven't heard anything yet you're still in the running. Just read back through the last few pages and you'll find plenty of acceptances and reserves, with very few straight rejections. Columbia is still making decisions and they don't appear to be stopping any time soon now that they've moved onto the hold pile.

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

Postby Elric » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:53 pm

complete in Dec and silence ever since...so I can only guess I'm still in the running.

Anyone know the best way to send them updated materials (e.g. resume)?

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

Postby Barca10 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Elric wrote:complete in Dec and silence ever since...so I can only guess I'm still in the running.

Anyone know the best way to send them updated materials (e.g. resume)?


I sent them an updated resume in an e-mail attachment. They replied very quickly saying thank you and that they would add it to my file.

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

Postby Parmenides » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:12 pm

flv wrote:When did you guys get your LOCI requests?


I got mine on the third, and sent my response on the fifth.

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

Postby blue_c » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:24 pm

Parmenides wrote:
flv wrote:When did you guys get your LOCI requests?


I got mine on the third, and sent my response on the fifth.

4/3 received
4/6 sent

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:37 am

blue_c wrote:
Bronck wrote:
blue_c wrote:Accepted via email

3.72/173 Non-URM
Applied end of December
3/23 held,
received LOCI request email,
never received an updated transcript request for fall grades

I think that's everything.


Grats bro. Gonna be joining me here instead of NYU? Or NYU still your number one?

I'm pretty sure Columbia is a better fit, and I'll be there in the end. Just don't quote me on that (not literally).

glad you got in dude. Now here's to another wave of "you should totally send a LOCI" emails from CLS

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

Postby jetsetter12 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:55 am

Guys...FYI to those of you on Reserves...made it to 3rd reserve last cycle but a no in the end. 3.56 GPA, 165 LSAT. Seems they gave a lot of weight to my minority status. Just in case anyone wants any insight. I was where you are a little over a year ago.

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

Postby 80eight » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:55 am

Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:57 am

80eight wrote:Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

no, but that bodes REALLY well for you, considering the recent results of the other group that got it.

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

Postby KevinP » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:13 am

Do we think any EDers may hear back next week? I know an ED deferral is typically the kiss of death, but I have a reason to think that I may yet get into my original dream school, and that would just be unreal.

80eight wrote:Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

As JMJ said, this is a REALLY good sign. Quick question: did the email ask you to submit application updates to Danielle Flores or to the director of admissions directly?

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

Postby 80eight » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:30 am

KevinP wrote:Do we think any EDers may hear back next week? I know an ED deferral is typically the kiss of death, but I have a reason to think that I may yet get into my original dream school, and that would just be unreal.

80eight wrote:Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

As JMJ said, this is a REALLY good sign. Quick question: did the email ask you to submit application updates to Danielle Flores or to the director of admissions directly?


Hmm. Hopefully! Though I don't have any new information or awards to update about.

It asks to submit to the director of admissions.

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

Postby blue_c » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:36 pm

80eight wrote:Hmm. Hopefully! Though I don't have any new information or awards to update about.

It asks to submit to the director of admissions.

I didn't have any idea what to say either, so I took a couple days and got some advice from a couple people. In the end, my first paragraph just said that Columbia is my top choice, and that I want to live in New York, giving a few reasons why. My second paragraph I just talked about a couple of things that I'm doing at the moment (as a research assistant and a senior project leader) and what I'm learning from them that will make me a better lawyer/law student, and a better asset to Columbia. You probably don't need that much, I just didn't know whether they were looking for extra information about me to make me stand out or just protecting their yield.

The first wave was told to send everything to Danielle Flores.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:19 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
80eight wrote:Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

no, but that bodes REALLY well for you, considering the recent results of the other group that got it.



Wait...is this your SECOND request?

What about the people who got the first email but didn't get a response/didn't get this second request?

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

Postby 80eight » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:35 pm

No, this is the first request for me.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:50 pm

80eight wrote:No, this is the first request for me.


Oh ok. =]. Well I hope you get good news soon.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:57 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
80eight wrote:Did anyone else JUST get the "submit a LOCI" email yesterday?

no, but that bodes REALLY well for you, considering the recent results of the other group that got it.



Wait...is this your SECOND request?

What about the people who got the first email but didn't get a response/didn't get this second request?

IDK whether there is precedent from previous years. I still maintain that the letter means "tell us you're interested, we'll let you in"

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

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 pm

Just withdrew, so another spot and $60k will be freed up there somewhere, best of luck all.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:16 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:Just withdrew, so another spot and $60k will be freed up there somewhere, best of luck all.

let's get about 10 more of these, eh?

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

Postby thelawyler » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:17 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Just withdrew, so another spot and $60k will be freed up there somewhere, best of luck all.

let's get about 10 more of these, eh?


40 more sounds good to me. 10% of the incoming class! haha

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

Postby knickerbocker » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:11 pm

Have any people who were not held received one of those emails asking for an LOCI?
At this point, I'm curious what the difference between held and not held applicants is.

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:28 pm

I don't if receiving an LOCI request is significant.. I received one at the beg. of April as well and have no decision yet.

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

Postby neuroticjew » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:50 am

Has anyone else just plain not heard a peep from CLS since going complete in November?

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

Postby TurkDorian » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:53 pm

I got the acceptance email on friday. Above median lsat and gpa. Applied in october, held in march, and got the loci request in early april.

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

Postby QuasiAmbitious » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm wondering what the logic is behind keeping people you ultimately plan to reject in silence. They've had our applications for quite some time now (in some cases, 6 months), and know our qualifications. It's two weeks away from deposit deadlines, they should also have a perfectly clear view of what the applicant pool/their class looks like.

Is this simply because they send out rejections in waves? Even then, it seems like they should know who they are going to reject by now--making the wave any later in the cycle is a bit unnecessary.

Also, does anyone see a pattern/logic to the acceptances/decisions so far? It seems a bit random from a numbers perspective.

Edit--My take: Actually, I do see some sort of pattern: high GPAs. Perhaps they have already shored up their LSAT median and are now trying to work on the GPA? Also, they could be waiting for some sort of big movement on Harvard's part--maybe they think/know this is going to have a big impact on their matriculation rates.




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