Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:31 pm

omg

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

Postby applemaroon » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:38 pm

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

Postby lak90 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:39 pm

Went complete 10/12 and still absolutely nothing... :evil:

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:25 pm

Does CLS "negotiate" with NYU scholarship offers at all? [I know it would be cloaked as "need based" aid] Anyone tried/going to try this?

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

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:34 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Does CLS "negotiate" with NYU scholarship offers at all? [I know it would be cloaked as "need based" aid] Anyone tried/going to try this?


I sent an e-mail with my NYU offer. We'll see!

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:42 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Does CLS "negotiate" with NYU scholarship offers at all? [I know it would be cloaked as "need based" aid] Anyone tried/going to try this?


The general consensus seems to be that C is pretty stingy but definitely worth a shot. Worst they can do is say no. Others with more knowledge should chime in.

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

Postby biiyis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:34 pm

Having been awarded a Vanderbilt scholarship at NYU ($150,000) and a Butler scholarship at Columbia ($87,000), has anyone tried to go back to CLS Admissions and try to negotiate a Hamilton or other increased scholarship? Would enjoy knowing if that has been done before and the results, if any?

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Was just held, no surprise. In fact, very much expected.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:25 pm

Held. Submitted mid-November.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:26 pm

biiyis wrote:Having been awarded a Vanderbilt scholarship at NYU ($150,000) and a Butler scholarship at Columbia ($87,000), has anyone tried to go back to CLS Admissions and try to negotiate a Hamilton or other increased scholarship? Would enjoy knowing if that has been done before and the results, if any?


check out this page and the page after or so http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191465&start=2350

Although his situation wasn't exactly the same as yours, Pacifica tried to negotiate and they seemed to say that their initial merit offer is final but you can be considered for need based aid.

ETA: reading his post again, it doesn't seem like a bad idea to notify them of your NYU schollie:

"...We are happy to consider any relevant information as we formulate a financial aid package for you, including any scholarship offers you may have received from other institutions. You can send any supplemental information you'd like to share, as well as .pdf copies of the referenced scholarship award letters, to me or directly to the Financial Aid Office so that they are included in your financial aid file for consideration."
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby lak90 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:27 pm

Finally something! Although.. just held. What does held really mean at columbia? Future ding?

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

Postby venus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Just held! When I saw the email and while I was waiting for the file to download and open, I was repeating: "NO NO NO NO NO!!!" thinking that they just rejected me. But there is still hope!!! I can't believe how happy I am with this lack of decision!

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

Postby viksn1 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Held. Submitted early October. Does anyone have a rough idea of how many people get held and how many get accepted?

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Sorry to hear about the holds (or congratulations, depending on your perspective), no idea what they mean. Are these via email? Any January submitters among you?

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

Postby lak90 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

ph5354a wrote:Sorry to hear about the holds (or congratulations, depending on your perspective), no idea what they mean. Are these via email? Any January submitters among you?


Via E-mail only. I was an October Complete

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

Postby venus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm

ph5354a wrote:Sorry to hear about the holds (or congratulations, depending on your perspective), no idea what they mean. Are these via email? Any January submitters among you?

Yes, it's a PDF attachment sent in an email. I applied very early in the cycle.

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

Postby lak90 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm

Anyone willing to share stats to get an idea about the hold list? I was 172/3.5 with strong softs.

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

Postby lsacqueen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:33 pm

Just held via email, submitted early October. probably going to withdraw

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

Postby pedestrian » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:33 pm

Held via email, early December applicant.

Also curious about what this means. I haven't survived a ding round, right?

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

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:34 pm

lak90 wrote:Anyone willing to share stats to get an idea about the hold list? I was 172/3.5 with strong softs.


169, 3.9X with strong softs. Don't know how I slipped in here.

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

Postby bfigsan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:35 pm

pedestrian wrote:Held via email, early December applicant.

Also curious about what this means. I haven't survived a ding round, right?


Held basically means they need more time to make a decision about your application. You can look at it this way: you aren't an auto-admit, but you aren't an auto-ding either and they need more time to figure out which pile to put you in.

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

Postby MustacheMarshall » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:35 pm

Held via email. 171/3.6. complete late Nov.

Email says we can send an updated transcript, but for those like me who are out of UG, would this be an appropriate time to send an LOCI?

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

Postby nanochick » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 pm

178, 3.0X, strong softs. Looks like a lot of splitters one direction or the other. Any 3.9X want to pair with me? :)

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

Postby 02889 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 pm

Unless the Reserve emails are slightly staggered, I somehow again avoided getting one.

Based on LSN, I was an auto-WL but now I'm fearing that soon I'll check my mailbox and discover a rejection letter.

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

Postby pedestrian » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:37 pm

bfigsan wrote:
pedestrian wrote:Held via email, early December applicant.

Also curious about what this means. I haven't survived a ding round, right?


Held basically means they need more time to make a decision about your application. You can look at it this way: you aren't an auto-admit, but you aren't an auto-ding either and they need more time to figure out which pile to put you in.


Well I was never an auto-admit with my <3.3 GPA, so I suppose "not an auto-ding" is about the best I could have possibly hoped for. Cheers everyone!




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