Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:26 am

subtle wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Why was Thursday decided on out of curiosity? Have all the VCEs come out on 1/24? Or the first ones? That would be pretty cool if Columbia managed to make it so all the admits got it on the same day.


No, even though the first batch will probably all get sent out around the same day, it'll definitely take 2-3 days for all the VCEs to reach everyone in the US alone. I remember being one of the earliest RDers on the forum to get an envelope (except for another person in Brooklyn who got it the day before I think), and then a day or so later more and more people got them from farther across the country. So don't be discouraged, the US postal service is definitely not as speedy as email.

And of course, after the first big wave there will be a more sustained yet slower trickle all the way through March/April even.


Don't be discouraged by any of this! You never know what will happen. I ended up getting accepted, but getting accepted so late into the cycle that they emailed me my acceptance instead of waiting for my VCE to arrive, just to make sure I had enough time to consider financial aid and make deadlines.


iv always wondered.. what if the vce just doenst reach you lol. are you left not knowing you got into cls. do they really not follow up with a email or phone call soon after?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:50 am

az21833 wrote:iv always wondered.. what if the vce just doenst reach you lol. are you left not knowing you got into cls. do they really not follow up with a email or phone call soon after?

They send you all kinds of other stuff afterwards, so if you get a giant Columbia binder and all kinds of information about admitted student events, housing, and financial aid, you probably just missed the VCE.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Teflon_Don » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:50 am

Hopefully "email is invalid" doesn't mean anything here: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... d-recovery

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby je12345 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:17 pm

bob loblaw11 wrote:So who in the immediate NYC area is optimistically hopeful they'll be in the first wave and can be our VCE spotter? I'm here, but I think I'll be riding the waitlist at best...


I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 pm

je12345 wrote:
bob loblaw11 wrote:So who in the immediate NYC area is optimistically hopeful they'll be in the first wave and can be our VCE spotter? I'm here, but I think I'll be riding the waitlist at best...


I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.



That timeline still seems too optimistic. I say Thursday at the earliest. ETA: They're not next-day delivered, right? Just normal mail? My packages from NYU and Michigan have taken almost a whole week to get to me in Florida. Florida blows.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby djwjddl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:41 pm

je12345 wrote:I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.


Couple of corrections here.

Last year's acceptances first came on Wednesday, January 25. The letter, however, was dated January 24, which means that it was postmarked then. Thus, applicants could very well be hearing some news today, assuming the letters were sent out yesterday.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:43 pm

djwjddl wrote:
je12345 wrote:I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.


Couple of corrections here.

Last year's acceptances first came on Wednesday, January 25[list=]http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162866&start=1350[/list]. The letter, however, was dated January 24, which means that it was postmarked then. Thus, applicants could very well be hearing some news today, assuming the letters were sent out yesterday.



OH GOD WHY

And wait envelope or big vomit colored packet?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby djwjddl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:45 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
je12345 wrote:I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.


Couple of corrections here.

Last year's acceptances first came on Wednesday, January 25[list=]http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162866&start=1350[/list]. The letter, however, was dated January 24, which means that it was postmarked then. Thus, applicants could very well be hearing some news today, assuming the letters were sent out yesterday.



OH GOD WHY

And wait envelope or big vomit colored packet?


W/e this is
Image

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby swordking90 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:07 pm

Hi I'm noticing that there's no mention of "UR1, UR2" etc. for CLS throughout this thread. I'm at "Complete; have been forwarded to committee for review" (abridged version of my status) on the checker. Is this the final status we'll get before receiving a letter/package out of the blue one day? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:14 pm

swordking90 wrote:Hi I'm noticing that there's no mention of "UR1, UR2" etc. for CLS throughout this thread. I'm at "Complete; have been forwarded to committee for review" (abridged version of my status) on the checker. Is this the final status we'll get before receiving a letter/package out of the blue one day? Thanks for your help!


Columbia's status checker is not all that useful. That's what you get, and that's where you stay. I don't know if it even changes once a decision has been rendered.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cslouisck » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:20 pm

djwjddl wrote:
W/e this is



Really hoping I get in so I can save 75% on a New Yorker subscription.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:21 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
swordking90 wrote:Hi I'm noticing that there's no mention of "UR1, UR2" etc. for CLS throughout this thread. I'm at "Complete; have been forwarded to committee for review" (abridged version of my status) on the checker. Is this the final status we'll get before receiving a letter/package out of the blue one day? Thanks for your help!


Columbia's status checker is not all that useful. That's what you get, and that's where you stay. I don't know if it even changes once a decision has been rendered.


It doesn't ever progress beyond complete.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 pm

djwjddl wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
je12345 wrote:I'm in the NYC area, and myLSN gives me a >80% chance of getting in. If a VCE comes in the mail today, I will be sure to post...

Also, notice how last year's acceptances first came on Tuesday, January 24, the beginning of the fourth week after Christmas. That means that the first letters were likely sent out on Monday, January 23. Well this year, the fourth Monday of the month was MLK Day (no mail), which means that what would have been sent out on Monday was sent out on Tuesday (yesterday), which means that we could see the first acceptances....today.


Couple of corrections here.

Last year's acceptances first came on Wednesday, January 25[list=]http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162866&start=1350[/list]. The letter, however, was dated January 24, which means that it was postmarked then. Thus, applicants could very well be hearing some news today, assuming the letters were sent out yesterday.



OH GOD WHY

And wait envelope or big vomit colored packet?


W/e this is
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That just looks manilla-y, not vomity. I'm disappointed.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby amsong » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:24 pm

cslouisck wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
W/e this is



Really hoping I get in so I can save 75% on a New Yorker subscription.


I giggled really loudly at this and woke up my puppy. Whoops.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:25 pm

yeah looks like a regular envelope..

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:27 pm

amsong wrote:
cslouisck wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
W/e this is



Really hoping I get in so I can save 75% on a New Yorker subscription.


I giggled really loudly at this and woke up my puppy. Whoops.



pics

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:27 pm

What does vce stand for?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:29 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:What does vce stand for?


Vomit Colored Envelope. I learned that yesterday. I think it should just be NCE for Normal Colored Envelope, though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby housebro13 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:31 pm

az21833 wrote:yeah looks like a regular envelope..


+1.

I mean the inside color looks absolutely disgusting juxtaposed with the manilla color.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:31 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:What does vce stand for?


Vomit Colored Envelope. I learned that yesterday. I think it should just be NCE for Normal Colored Envelope, though.


+1


and pronounce it as "nice" since it would be awfully nice to get some damn response from columbia now.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby amsong » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:32 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
amsong wrote:
cslouisck wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
W/e this is



Really hoping I get in so I can save 75% on a New Yorker subscription.


I giggled really loudly at this and woke up my puppy. Whoops.



pics


ETA: Now that dear twinkletoes is satisfied, puppy is going back to sleep.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jcan91 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:38 pm

That seriously made my day!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Sampaguita21 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Cute puppy! ED admit here. Hope you guys hear back soon. The Columbia Class of 2016 thread is too quiet for my liking :D

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:42 pm

so cute!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Just to confirm, we're only expecting fall applicants to hear back this week, not late December/January applicants right? It looks like from LSN that the January applicants didn't start to hear back until 2/3, 2/10, or 2/17. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that NYU has spoiled me.

http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... r=desc&p=2




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