Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby sabanist » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:28 pm

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

Several of us have been discussing it and the potential for holding high numbers until some people decline Hamiltons and Butlers so they can offer them again.
No idea if there's any truth to it, but there are enough of us early applicants above both 75ths who are still waiting to make me wonder.

And as someone who is sitting in fear in Yale purgatory right now, I definitely hate their admissions process the most :cry:

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

Postby rjparson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:10 pm

Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:10 pm

held, second year in a row. fml :roll:

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:10 pm

rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Same here. Sounds like a WL, but I have no idea.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:11 pm

rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:11 pm

ph5354a wrote:
rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?


Mine was via e-mail. 3.6/170, so I'm below both medians.

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

Postby rjparson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:13 pm

ph5354a wrote:
rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?


Just read the second page (oops) and it sounds like a WL. They'll look again at the end of May.

I was well below the LSAT 25% but above the GPA 75%, so I guess reverse splitter would have been more accurate. Already in at NYU so I'll live.

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:14 pm

dsn32 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?


Mine was via e-mail. 3.6/170, so I'm below both medians.


Reserve means "held" until end may. If you don't make that cut, they may waitlist you.

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

Postby applemaroon » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:15 pm

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

Postby masked kavana » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:15 pm

Hello reserve email. I've been waiting for you.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:17 pm

Sorry to all the reserve people, but congrats on not getting dinged. I found the blog post below, but it may be a little outdated.

Between Harvard JS1s, NYU scholarships, and Columbia reserve emails, I've spent half the day refreshing my inbox incessantly hoping for an email and the other half hiding from my inbox in terror. I'm very confused.

http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/admission ... up-update/

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

Postby bbsg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:17 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.


Nah man. Lowercase is the new DLS, didn'tcha hear?

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:17 pm

kuddlykoala wrote:
dsn32 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?


Mine was via e-mail. 3.6/170, so I'm below both medians.


Reserve means "held" until end may. If you don't make that cut, they may waitlist you.


no. reserve=WL for columbia. if you're WL'd you get re-reviewed end of may/June (1st of 3 rounds for the reserve group).
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dsn32 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:18 pm

kuddlykoala wrote:
dsn32 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
rjparson wrote:Just placed in the "Reserve" group. Is this a waitlist or a hold?

Either way, I was a marginal candidate so I'm not too bummed.


Sorry to hear that. Not sure what it means. Was this via email or mail? By marginal, do you mean numbers below median?


Mine was via e-mail. 3.6/170, so I'm below both medians.


Reserve means "held" until end may. If you don't make that cut, they may waitlist you.


I'm okay with this outcome. Means probably holding off on signing a lease until then, but I have no issue eating a deposit to get into Columbia.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:19 pm

Reserve is basically CLS's WL. Starting in May I think they periodically cut people from reserve; they did at least two cuts last year (maybe three). CLS traditionally pulls close to 0 people from reserve though so it's pretty much just a soft ding.

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

Postby goden » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:19 pm

Got the reserve email as well.

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:19 pm



Not to re-post myself, but based on what others are saying, this looks pretty accurate, despite being from 2010. Could help answer some questions.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:20 pm

Reserve Group :(

Ahh well, I expected a straight ding...so can't really complain.

Still feels like crap though :( :(

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

Postby amsong » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:20 pm

End of May. Harsh.

Marginally better than a straight up reject, I guess. I submitted a LOCI through their online update portal thing -- I guess I'll email them again come...spring.

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:20 pm

reserved as well

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:21 pm

Hey guys, sorry about the holds and reserves. The latter is not necessarily the end though.. at least two people from my UG got off reserve and into Class of 2015 last year.

Would you mind giving Complete dates so the rest of us know when to expect these emails? :)

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

Postby T20hopeful89 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:22 pm

Reserved, too. I don't get why they don't just call it waitlist. These schools really need to come up with ONE term for each action they torture us with.

Surprised I wasn't outright rejected -- maybe because I went to columbia undergrad? Who knows....

I went complete in early November.

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:25 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:Reserved, too. I don't get why they don't just call it waitlist. These schools really need to come up with ONE term for each action they torture us with.

Surprised I wasn't outright rejected -- maybe because I went to columbia undergrad? Who knows....

I went complete in early November.


+1

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

Postby robot_socrates » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Hmm, no reserve email for me. Given my LSAT, i suspect this means a ding is coming my way.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:29 pm

robot_socrates wrote:Hmm, no reserve email for me. Given my LSAT, i suspect this means a ding is coming my way.


Same here




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