Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby BSC » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Still waiting as well.

Quick question. My gpa just jumped to a 3.90 (3.88 when I applied). Can I tell them to hold my application until they receive the transcript update?

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:53 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.


Worse than Stanford's?

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:56 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.




yep i'm thinking about withdrawing just out of spite


+1

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

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm

djwjddl 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?


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.


This used to be the case, but last year Columbia actively pulled people off reserve, especially high-LSAT splitters. With the continued decline in apps I would expect them to do the same for this cycle.

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

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:02 pm

helix23 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.


Worse than Stanford's?


No, definitely not worse than Stanford. Maybe I'm biased because Columbia gave me an NCE and and Stanford has given me nothing but silence and dwindling hope?

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:05 pm

iteachtenthgrade wrote:No, definitely not worse than Stanford. Maybe I'm biased because Columbia gave me an NCE and and Stanford has given me nothing but silence and dwindling hope?

I am probably biased as well, but I find Stanford and Yale's admissions process to be the worst. You submit and... one day, get a phone call or e-mail. And that's that.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:07 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
iteachtenthgrade wrote:No, definitely not worse than Stanford. Maybe I'm biased because Columbia gave me an NCE and and Stanford has given me nothing but silence and dwindling hope?

I am probably biased as well, but I find Stanford and Yale's admissions process to be the worst. You submit and... one day, get a phone call or e-mail. And that's that.


Just to play devil's avocado here, I think we're a little spoiled by the status checker too. Remember undergrad admissions? Not rolling, and no notification whatsoever until the day an envelope comes, up to six months after you applied. Absolutely barbaric. Though not unlike CLS. :evil:

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:08 pm

In this modern era, notifying applicants only by mail is a sin that cannot be topped.

/biased because 2000 miles from my mailing address

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:09 pm

ph5354a wrote:devil's avocado

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:10 pm

ph5354a wrote:Just to play devil's avocado here, I think we're a little spoiled by the status checker too. Remember undergrad admissions? Not rolling, and no notification whatsoever until the day an envelope comes, up to six months after you applied. Absolutely barbaric. Though not unlike CLS. :evil:

Haha, when I applied, you could view your decision letter electronically on April 1 (or maybe it was March 31). We called it "Superday," and I left school early to go to a friend's house, where we went into the computer, one-by-one, and checked our decision letters. I think that was better since you actually knew what day exactly you were going to have your dreams fulfilled or dashed to the ground.

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

Postby spyke123 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:11 pm

ph5354a wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
iteachtenthgrade wrote:No, definitely not worse than Stanford. Maybe I'm biased because Columbia gave me an NCE and and Stanford has given me nothing but silence and dwindling hope?

I am probably biased as well, but I find Stanford and Yale's admissions process to be the worst. You submit and... one day, get a phone call or e-mail. And that's that.


Just to play devil's avocado here, I think we're a little spoiled by the status checker too. Remember undergrad admissions? Not rolling, and no notification whatsoever until the day an envelope comes, up to six months after you applied. Absolutely barbaric. Though not unlike CLS. :evil:


Um isn't ug process the best? You know exactly when you will hear back. No need to constantly check status checker/email/mail 24/7....

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:11 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ph5354a wrote:devil's avocado

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:11 pm

ph5354a wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
iteachtenthgrade wrote:No, definitely not worse than Stanford. Maybe I'm biased because Columbia gave me an NCE and and Stanford has given me nothing but silence and dwindling hope?

I am probably biased as well, but I find Stanford and Yale's admissions process to be the worst. You submit and... one day, get a phone call or e-mail. And that's that.


Just to play devil's avocado here, I think we're a little spoiled by the status checker too. Remember undergrad admissions? Not rolling, and no notification whatsoever until the day an envelope comes, up to six months after you applied. Absolutely barbaric. Though not unlike CLS. :evil:

All of my schools had a set day on which they would notify you of admission either via email or via some sort of website. While you might not have received decisions as quickly, it was kinda nice because there wasn't this constant vigilance, jumping at every phone call, email message, big white envelope, etc.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:11 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ph5354a wrote:devil's avocado


30 Rock reference. It's a habit of mine.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:12 pm

ph5354a wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
ph5354a wrote:devil's avocado


30 Rock reference. It's a habit of mine.


Damn, I thought maybe it was a reference I didn't know and it was.

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:13 pm

I was pleasantly surprised by my UG acceptances and rejections because I completely forgot I applied and had no idea what the process was. Same for my SAT. I miss my apathy.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:14 pm

sinfiery wrote:I was pleasantly surprised by my UG acceptances and rejections because I completely forgot I applied and had no idea what the process was. Same for my SAT. I miss my apathy.


You all make good points. It was a simpler time. I know I for one was 1,000 times less manic back then too.

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:15 pm

sinfiery wrote:I was pleasantly surprised by my UG acceptances and rejections because I completely forgot I applied and had no idea what the process was. Same for my SAT. I miss my apathy.

...

I periodically cried throughout March because I was so nervous about UG acceptances.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:16 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
ph5354a wrote:devil's avocado


30 Rock reference. It's a habit of mine.


Damn, I thought maybe it was a reference I didn't know and it was.


Though it's fun to imagine what would happen if I actually thought that's what the phrase was. And in a CLS thread, no less. The pile-on would be epic.

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:17 pm

carboncopyx wrote:...

I periodically cried throughout March because I was so nervous about UG acceptances.

You also had infinitely more on the line than me!

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:21 pm

sinfiery wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:...

I periodically cried throughout March because I was so nervous about UG acceptances.

You also had infinitely more on the line than me!

I think I've actually become less neurotic/OCD since then, thank goodness (which still isn't saying a lot). Here, have some anti-anxiety pills! :mrgreen:

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:36 pm

Haha, but drugs and alcohol are never the answer!

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

Postby LargeNinCharge » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:46 pm

Yo any ideas about Columbia yield protecting? Applied early November, at or above both 75ths, and yet no word. Strong enough softs.

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

Postby applemaroon » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm

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

Postby abcde12345 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:17 pm

helix23 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Columbia has the worst admissions process in the T14, hands down.


Worse than Stanford's?


Honestly, I prefer Yale and Stanford's processes to this status-checker business (although Stanford's is less favorable: it has now been confirmed that email change to lowercase = acceptance, ruining the element of surprise and encouraging neurotic status-checking). I wish schools would just email when app is complete and then send you an email if you get in/are dinged. That way we could not engage in the self-feeding neurosis that is status-checking.

On this view, Columbia's process almost gets good marks. I say almost because neurotic mailbox checking is > status-checker checking (because mail only comes once a day) but worse than email.




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