Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:56 pm

And the decisions came as an attachment? That's new.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:24 pm

A bit too lazy to look right now, but can anyone see any rhyme or reason to those few applicants who got WL'd between the first feb. wave and second April wave?

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:44 pm

Nothing here. 25thish LSAT, Medianish gpa. Don't know what to do, really don't want to get my hopes up.

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

Postby jcan91 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:50 pm

venus wrote:Have any of the people who were asked to send their fall grades heard anything back yet (acceptance/reserve)?


Got a request for fall grades early January fwiw, got accepted 1/29.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:56 pm

not that this should be anything "new" really, but a quick glance at LSN shows more reserve emails could be sent out this week (although probably not many).

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

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:05 pm

So does reserve = rejection?

Has Columbia even dinged anyone at all?

MEH.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:10 pm

djwjddl wrote:not that this should be anything "new" really, but a quick glance at LSN shows more reserve emails could be sent out this week (although probably not many).


i'm expecting it. i find it hard to believe that with my numbers + september submit that i would not get reserved in the first wave.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:13 pm

stuckinthemiddle wrote:So does reserve = rejection?

Has Columbia even dinged anyone at all?

MEH.


for all intents and purposes, reserve is a soft rejection (unless you're a high splitter then maybe you have a shot--albeit a slim one).

according to LSN, there has been 1 RD rejection reported. don't know how accurate this is, but i'd say it's safe to assume no rejections have really gone out at this point. soon, though.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:16 pm

Crowing wrote:
djwjddl wrote:not that this should be anything "new" really, but a quick glance at LSN shows more reserve emails could be sent out this week (although probably not many).


i'm expecting it. i find it hard to believe that with my numbers + september submit that i would not get reserved in the first wave.


+1

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:20 pm

I knew it was a far reach, but man, just when I was hoping that reserve gave me some 'elite' status compared to a rejection I find out about this whole everyone gets reserved and nobody gets moved from Columbia's soft rejection list. Very strange that it was an attachment. Did anyone else get two identical emails and attachments? They were a minute apart and I double checked to make sure one wasn't an outright rejection. I see how the idea of withdrawing out of spite is enticing...

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

Postby amsong » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:20 pm

djwjddl wrote:
stuckinthemiddle wrote:So does reserve = rejection?

Has Columbia even dinged anyone at all?

MEH.


for all intents and purposes, reserve is a soft rejection (unless you're a high splitter then maybe you have a shot--albeit a slim one).


Stop treading on my dreams!

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:35 pm

sorry guys. i fear to open my email these days. i hate this

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

Postby andreskicdo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:41 pm

No reserve, no NCE, not dinged...complete beg of Dec.... I'm gonna need therapy to get over my fear of opening the mailbox.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:45 pm

This is a shameful question, but what is an NCE? I see it everywhere but can't find a definition :(

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

Postby MCFC » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:01 am

ohpobrecito wrote:This is a shameful question, but what is an NCE? I see it everywhere but can't find a definition :(


Columbia used to send acceptance letters in a manilla envelope that people said looked like vomit. So people called acceptance letters VCEs (vomit colored envelopes). This year, they are sent in white envelopes, or normal colored envelopes (NCEs).

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:02 am

andreskicdo wrote:No reserve, no NCE, not dinged...complete beg of Dec.... I'm gonna need therapy to get over my fear of opening the mailbox.



+1


What does this MEAN?!

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

Postby joiedevivre18 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:51 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
andreskicdo wrote:No reserve, no NCE, not dinged...complete beg of Dec.... I'm gonna need therapy to get over my fear of opening the mailbox.



+1


What does this MEAN?!


+ another 1

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:42 am

what's the news for jan submissions ? I see reserves on people below 17x mostly but they seem to come from sep-nov apps.

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:48 am

toothbrush wrote:what's the news for jan submissions ? I see reserves on people below 17x mostly but they seem to come from sep-nov apps.


mostly, but there are 6 people (out of 25) on LSN who went complete in jan. and were put on reserve.

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am

djwjddl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:what's the news for jan submissions ? I see reserves on people below 17x mostly but they seem to come from sep-nov apps.


mostly, but there are 6 people (out of 25) on LSN who went complete in jan. and were put on reserve.

im at work and being paranoid.. surreptitiously.. could you giveme # range on those jan reserves ?

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:12 am

toothbrush wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:what's the news for jan submissions ? I see reserves on people below 17x mostly but they seem to come from sep-nov apps.


mostly, but there are 6 people (out of 25) on LSN who went complete in jan. and were put on reserve.

im at work and being paranoid.. surreptitiously.. could you giveme # range on those jan reserves ?


calculated it for all waitlisted applicants for the benefit of everyone:

LSAT Range: 160-171
GPA Range: 3.1-4.0
LSAT Median: 168.5
GPA Median: 3.67
LSAT 25/75th: 167/169
GPA 25/75th: 3.4675/3.775

*note 2 applicants were not counted as they did not have GPAs; 2 applicants who were counted have already withdrawn after being WL'd

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:39 am

djwjddl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
toothbrush wrote:what's the news for jan submissions ? I see reserves on people below 17x mostly but they seem to come from sep-nov apps.


mostly, but there are 6 people (out of 25) on LSN who went complete in jan. and were put on reserve.

im at work and being paranoid.. surreptitiously.. could you giveme # range on those jan reserves ?


calculated it for all waitlisted applicants for the benefit of everyone:

LSAT Range: 160-171
GPA Range: 3.1-4.0
LSAT Median: 168.5
GPA Median: 3.67
LSAT 25/75th: 167/169
GPA 25/75th: 3.4675/3.775

*note 2 applicants were not counted as they did not have GPAs; 2 applicants who were counted have already withdrawn after being WL'd

Woow thank you for that.

Can I ask, what is the significance exactly? Is this representative of eventual rejections? Reserve = soft deny ? Or do people get pulled from this ? And do most people in this range get reserved ?

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

Postby 02889 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:42 am

toothbrush wrote:Woow thank you for that.

Can I ask, what is the significance exactly? Is this representative of eventual rejections? Reserve = soft deny ? Or do people get pulled from this ? And do most people in this range get reserved ?

Reserve = soft deny for most people. The ones who ultimately make it off generally were YP'd from the start, or are high LSAT splitters. Consider the fact that Columbia only really needs to pull people from Reserve when admitted students jump ship to go to HLS, so the spots they're trying to fill are people with HYS numbers. I'm sure there are a small handful of sticker-paying spots they need to fill at the end that go to people with more average numbers, though.

I'm very confident another batch of Reserve emails will go out shortly, and that data that djwjddl prepared will start to reflect people with higher LSATs being WL'd as well.

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:48 am

02889 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Woow thank you for that.

Can I ask, what is the significance exactly? Is this representative of eventual rejections? Reserve = soft deny ? Or do people get pulled from this ? And do most people in this range get reserved ?

Reserve = soft deny for most people. The ones who ultimately make it off generally were YP'd from the start, or are high LSAT splitters. Consider the fact that Columbia only really needs to pull people from Reserve when admitted students jump ship to go to HLS, so the spots they're trying to fill are people with HYS numbers. I'm sure there are a small handful of sticker-paying spots they need to fill at the end that go to people with more average numbers, though.

I'm very confident another batch of Reserve emails will go out shortly, and that data that djwjddl prepared will start to reflect people with higher LSATs being WL'd as well.


+1. From the looks of it, #s are too low for the reserve emails to be done even for this week.

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

Postby ph5354a » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:49 am

02889 wrote:I'm very confident another batch of Reserve emails will go out shortly, and that data that djwjddl prepared will start to reflect people with higher LSATs being WL'd as well.


This is terrifying to me, but I think you're right.




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