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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:52 am
by LSATSCORES2012
BigZuck wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
bbsg wrote:
spyke123 wrote:The completion email seems to indicate it's worth reading into dates, though:
"We will forward your file to the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate it in the order in which it was completed."

which pretty much means.. everyone who went complete earlier than 1/22 got their apps reviewed already... and CLS decided to move on..


Perhaps they go through the applicants in order, separate the auto-dings and the auto-accepts and the 'look more closely' files, and then proceed accordingly. In that case everyone from, say, 12/25 to 1/25 could just have their acceptances shipped out in one big batch while they simultaneously spend some time fleshing out the "look more closely" pile? In that case some people with a 1/22 date would receive an acceptance while the 1/8 person was still under consideration.

That's how I would do it. I'm not an expert by any stretch, mind you.

It makes more sense that they do it this way, given this (LinkRemoved) graph.


Forgive me for being such a n00b but how does one read/interpret that chart?

Thanks for all you've done for us this cycle btw, you're awesome!

Don't worry about it. The graph is a bit hard to understand, but once you figure it out, it's easy. It is a graph of complete date versus the date a decisions was received (based on LSN data, of course). The X axis is the complete date, and the Y axis in the date the decision was received. you can see that a huge wave of acceptances comes out at one time, and then acceptances continue to trickle out for people who submitted early for a few months.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:15 am
by TripTrip
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
bbsg wrote:
spyke123 wrote:The completion email seems to indicate it's worth reading into dates, though:
"We will forward your file to the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate it in the order in which it was completed."

which pretty much means.. everyone who went complete earlier than 1/22 got their apps reviewed already... and CLS decided to move on..


Perhaps they go through the applicants in order, separate the auto-dings and the auto-accepts and the 'look more closely' files, and then proceed accordingly. In that case everyone from, say, 12/25 to 1/25 could just have their acceptances shipped out in one big batch while they simultaneously spend some time fleshing out the "look more closely" pile? In that case some people with a 1/22 date would receive an acceptance while the 1/8 person was still under consideration.

That's how I would do it. I'm not an expert by any stretch, mind you.

It makes more sense that they do it this way, given this (LinkRemoved) graph.

For those with high numbers still waiting, there's a fair number of over-both-median candidates who got in March-April with December-January applications.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:55 pm
by TexasAggie13
Sorry for not posting all of this earlier, I had to unexpectedly go out of town this weekend. Received my admit 2/8. Went complete 11/20, was postmarked 2/5. No scholarship info included and my numbers are only slightly above their medians so based on the last 5 pages of this thread I am assuming I would pay something close to sticker.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:38 pm
by NoodleyOne
TripTrip wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
bbsg wrote:
spyke123 wrote:The completion email seems to indicate it's worth reading into dates, though:
"We will forward your file to the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate it in the order in which it was completed."

which pretty much means.. everyone who went complete earlier than 1/22 got their apps reviewed already... and CLS decided to move on..


Perhaps they go through the applicants in order, separate the auto-dings and the auto-accepts and the 'look more closely' files, and then proceed accordingly. In that case everyone from, say, 12/25 to 1/25 could just have their acceptances shipped out in one big batch while they simultaneously spend some time fleshing out the "look more closely" pile? In that case some people with a 1/22 date would receive an acceptance while the 1/8 person was still under consideration.

That's how I would do it. I'm not an expert by any stretch, mind you.

It makes more sense that they do it this way, given this (LinkRemoved) graph.

For those with high numbers still waiting, there's a fair number of over-both-median candidates who got in March-April with December-January applications.

November app. Meh, I am caring less and less, though. Columbia is prohibitively expensive for me. Way too debt averse for anything close to sticker.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:24 pm
by TripTrip
Noodley aren't you a splitter? I would expect them to realize they need more 179s later in the app process.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:34 pm
by NoodleyOne
TripTrip wrote:Noodley aren't you a splitter? I would expect them to realize they need more 179s later in the app process.

Yeah, but the wait still sucks. Also, since I'll be paying sticker or close to it, I'm just kind of letting up in the excitement department.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:54 pm
by oscar11cheelsea
applied about a month ago and still haven't gone complete, time to send an email or still within the realm of normality?

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:54 pm
by usafgirl
Got a NCE today! :D :D :D

App submitted early Dec, complete 12/12

Acceptance letter dated 2/7

3.56/176 military officer/decent softs

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:29 pm
by bluecouch
usafgirl wrote:Got a NCE today! :D :D :D

App submitted early Dec, complete 12/12

Acceptance letter dated 2/7

3.56/176 military officer/decent softs


Congrats!

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:30 pm
by banjo
usafgirl wrote:Got a NCE today! :D :D :D

App submitted early Dec, complete 12/12

Acceptance letter dated 2/7

3.56/176 military officer/decent softs


Congrats! Location!?

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:49 pm
by az21833
usafgirl wrote:Got a NCE today! :D :D :D

App submitted early Dec, complete 12/12

Acceptance letter dated 2/7

3.56/176 military officer/decent softs


usaf, you are killing it. think you get that js2 this week too? best week ever.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:14 am
by 02889
I wonder why Columbia is waiting so long to send out the Reserve emails. Last year, they went out on Friday 2/3, a week and a half after initial acceptances (which were on 1/25). This year, we're approaching two and a half weeks.

Please just get it over with, CLS!

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:19 am
by spyke123
02889 wrote:I wonder why Columbia is waiting so long to send out the Reserve emails. Last year, they went out on Friday 2/3, a week and a half after initial acceptances (which were on 1/25). This year, we're approaching two and a half weeks.

Please just get it over with, CLS!


I completely agree.. I want to get this over with already. Checking mail everyday has driven me insane

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:33 pm
by bob loblaw11
I'm starting to just get a sour stomach whenever I think about Columbia now. I'd like to know either way at this point...

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:34 pm
by amsong
I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:36 pm
by ph5354a
bob loblaw11 wrote:I'm starting to just get a sour stomach whenever I think about Columbia now. I'd like to know either way at this point...


Samesies.

I know we've been over this before, but just to confirm: WL/Dings are via email, right? Or WL via email and dings via mail?

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:40 pm
by djwjddl
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:40 pm
by sc-123
djwjddl wrote:
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.


Can you elaborate on this? How does Columbia's WL work?

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:40 pm
by djwjddl
ph5354a wrote:
bob loblaw11 wrote:I'm starting to just get a sour stomach whenever I think about Columbia now. I'd like to know either way at this point...


Samesies.

I know we've been over this before, but just to confirm: WL/Dings are via email, right? Or WL via email and dings via mail?


WL via email and ding via mail

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:42 pm
by amsong
djwjddl wrote:
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.


...Dammit. I wonder if it's too late to submit a Why Columbia. (Kidding. Obviously, it's too late.)

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:43 pm
by BigZuck
sc-123 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.


Can you elaborate on this? How does Columbia's WL work?


They waitlist everyone. Then for good measure they waitlist everyone's grandma. No getting off of that bad boy.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:45 pm
by amsong
BigZuck wrote:
sc-123 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.


Can you elaborate on this? How does Columbia's WL work?


They waitlist everyone. Then for good measure they waitlist everyone's grandma. No getting off of that bad boy.


My 1L friend at NYU is convinced she's still on Columbia's waitlist.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:47 pm
by djwjddl
sc-123 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
amsong wrote:I wrote the bestest LOCI ever. Just in case I ever need one.


don't wanna be a debbie downer, but it won't ever do you any good given the way Columbia's WL works.


Can you elaborate on this? How does Columbia's WL work?


it doesn't :D . There are three "reserve" AKA WL rounds. Columbia makes decisions on reserve candidates first in June, then in July and then finally in Aug. In each round, you'll either get accepted, rejected or moved on to the next round. Just looking through past threads and LSN, no one really gets accepted from the reserve pool. Ok, some people do but these are folks (with the exception of, of course, a few special snowflakes) who were seemingly WL'd for YP purposes to begin with.

In other words, Columbia's WL is a slow painful death.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:50 pm
by NoodleyOne
Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:51 pm
by twinkletoes16
NoodleyOne wrote:Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.




yep i'm thinking about withdrawing just out of spite