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

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

Postby unknownnumbers » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:19 pm

I am still waiting to hear back after a grade request... they have my stuff but told me i might not hear until january

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

Postby jjcheng » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:41 pm

Merry fucking Christmas, in at Columbia via email this morning! (Dec. 24 China Standard Time)

Best. Christmas present. Ever.

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

Postby suspicious android » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:42 am

Wow, congratulations, that's a great way to hear!

So at least some admits went out today, makes me think that they've made decisions and have just decided not to send out deferals/rejections the day before Christmas. Which is probably a good idea.

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

Postby EMZE » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:29 am

I spoke to a member of the adcomm yesterday that I was put in contact with a while back. He says they only try to get the responses out before the new year (insinuating they work post xmas pre new year), and that they give responses as the files complete. They applicant is typically notified once a decision is made. So, that said, I wouldn't put too much stock in the whole bacth thing.

Could be wrong, but that's what the guy at CLS told me

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

Postby semicollante » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:21 pm

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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

Postby username08 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:51 pm

I'm feeling it today...or maybe tomorrow....or maybe Friday. Too many EDers with awesome numbers still out there for all of us to be waitlisted/rejected.

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

Postby unknownnumbers » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:22 pm

does anyone know how much delay is typically added as a result of a grade request?

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

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:35 pm

The lack of responses one way or another at this point makes me think that they're not sending any out this week. There's nothing in the ED contract that requires them to answer by January 1.

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

Postby danielhay11 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:17 pm

Nobody wrote:The lack of responses one way or another at this point makes me think that they're not sending any out this week. There's nothing in the ED contract that requires them to answer by January 1.


I emailed CLS over the weekend about another matter, and in their reply I was told that the office has been closed since Thursday, and just reopened this morning at 9.

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

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:46 pm

Of course it opens just when I finally convince myself that there's no point in waiting for anything this week.

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

Postby bluthbanana » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:15 pm

any people with grade requests switch to regular?

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

Postby unknownnumbers » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:15 pm

IN!!!!! Accepted, 175, 3.75 gpa, grade request and dean's cert requested

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

Postby addy11 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:18 pm

unknownnumbers wrote:IN!!!!! Accepted, 175, 3.75 gpa, grade request and dean's cert requested


Amazing! Congrats to you!! I mean, I didn't have much doubt, but that is really great. Cheers!

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

Postby unknownnumbers » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:34 pm

addy11 wrote:
unknownnumbers wrote:IN!!!!! Accepted, 175, 3.75 gpa, grade request and dean's cert requested


Amazing! Congrats to you!! I mean, I didn't have much doubt, but that is really great. Cheers!


thank you

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

Postby Take Two » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:45 pm

Congrats! :D

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

Postby crumpledq » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:47 pm

unknownnumbers wrote:IN!!!!! Accepted, 175, 3.75 gpa, grade request and dean's cert requested


Hooray! Congratulations!!!

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

Postby djkrish » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:11 pm

unknownnumbers wrote:IN!!!!! Accepted, 175, 3.75 gpa, grade request and dean's cert requested


Congrats! When did your application complete and did you find out via snail mail?

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

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:24 pm

Just rejected ED for reconsideration in April. 3.34 174. I was definitely a long shot, but I'm seriously gonna feel stupid if I don't get into NYU RD.

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

Postby EMZE » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:55 pm

Do all decisions regardless of type come via pdf?

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

Postby username08 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:30 pm

Nobody wrote:Just rejected ED for reconsideration in April. 3.34 174. I was definitely a long shot, but I'm seriously gonna feel stupid if I don't get into NYU RD.


Sorry to hear that...

With that LSAT score, though, I'm sure you'll definitely get into NYU.

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

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:39 pm

Yeah, I'll just feel kind of stupid if NYU RD is a lot more selective. No regrets, though, really, since Columbia was really the only school that I had enough of an emotional connection to to warrant ED. It'd still be nice to get to go to school in the city, though.

Good luck to you, though I'm sure you won't need it with your GPA.

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

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:57 pm

Nobody wrote:Yeah, I'll just feel kind of stupid if NYU RD is a lot more selective. No regrets, though, really, since Columbia was really the only school that I had enough of an emotional connection to to warrant ED. It'd still be nice to get to go to school in the city, though.

Good luck to you, though I'm sure you won't need it with your GPA.


Oddly it seems like Columbia ED is more selective than NYU RD this cycle. Despair not!

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

Postby EMZE » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:11 pm

My pipe dream was dashed with a deferral this morning, I remembered reading somewhere that they sent scanned pdfs of acceptances, and I got a pdf in an email that I couldn't open with my phone, so I was bugging out a bit, but it would seem deferrals come in the same fashion!

Stats are well below normal admits, in fact below most of the rejects (167/3.4/non-URM) but my softs are the rare and unique kind in an already rare field that have already led to me getting accepted at schools LSP had at auto-deny, so I don't believe I was too foolish in my efforts.

I have to gleaned based on my review of past posts that a deferral from ED is something that, well, is not much better than a rejection. Granted, at a school with a 15% acceptance rate or whatever, hard to really tell whats what, but is it pretty much the case such that those who have been deferred to RD have really aleady had their shot, and their best chance is a waitlist? Didn't find a lot in last years threads that gave much hope either.

Something else I wanted to comment on was that CLS mentioned in the deferral letter that this years early decision applicant pool has been stronger than ever before. Though the program doesn't exactly have some decades long history from which to really draw great statistics from, it would seem to run counter to all the expectations that this would be the most generous cycle since the downturn of the legal market/LSAT takers. I've tried to make the leap in my mind as to what would cause that, what with all the strange and out of range (typically at the lower end) acceptances we have seen from other schools that would make this the case at CLS. Maybe more people feel they have a shot and are ED'ng to Columbia, whereas in other circumstances they would have ED'd somewhere in the MPV range?

So, I guess all told this is bitter sweet in that, as someone with my numbers who should be an auto reject, period, was deferred. Maybe it makes sense, as it appears schools really don't seem to use ED for marginal applicants, rather to secure (at least one) median improving applicants. I can only hope they save room for softies like me at the end. Checking out the "reserved" and "waitlisted" threads from last year is heartbreaking. Not to mention the prospect of waiting until April for a decision. No, not decision, re-review. As a man with a family, a house, and a dog and cat, moving is not easy and dorms aren't options.

Thats my rant. Best of luck to all. Comment if you like, since this threads been dead anyway.

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

Postby PigBodine » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:16 pm

Nobody wrote:Yeah, I'll just feel kind of stupid if NYU RD is a lot more selective. No regrets, though, really, since Columbia was really the only school that I had enough of an emotional connection to to warrant ED. It'd still be nice to get to go to school in the city, though.

Good luck to you, though I'm sure you won't need it with your GPA.


NYU and columbia are both odd in that they don't seem to give any kind of bump for ED. Your chances are the same either way, so don't sweat not having ED'd NYU.

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:26 pm

EMZE wrote: Maybe it makes sense, as it appears schools really don't seem to use ED for marginal applicants, rather to secure (at least one) median improving applicants.

This is probably true for most schools and TCR on TLS. ED is friendly to splitters at schools like UVA because they lock in someone who helps one of their medians/75ths. I don't think NYU or Columbia ever had ED boosts significant enough to bump someone below both medians into an admit. I don't think Columbia and NYU are particularly friendly to softs either, they both have a reputation for being heavily numbers-driven schools.

Not sure where else you applied (you're in at GULC right?) but you still also have a shot at some of the other more softs-friendly T14s like Michigan or Boalt if you applied.




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