Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby pmd49 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:17 pm

joedf wrote:Oh man that's awesome. Where'd you hear that?

I think Vertex is throwing a few lies around...of course, I hope I'm wrong...but it seemed he did this last year in late November as well, and they didn't start making offers until Dec. 5...think he's just trying to stir things up a bit and have a little fun. I don't blame him for wanting to take his mind off whatever exams he's studying for, but c'mon man. Bad for my heart haha

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:40 pm

They just sent me an email requesting a Dean's Cert for a minor C&F issue I had when I was freshman. The only communication I've had from them since I submitted. At least we know Sandy hasn't wiped out the admissions department. :lol:

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

Postby lollipop555 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:19 pm

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

Postby tsr92 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:25 pm

lollipop555 wrote:Did everyone's "application is complete" email end with a "we hope to welcome you here as a member of the class of 2016?"


Haha, yes. It seemed like such a silly thing for them to write.

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

Postby joedf » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:40 pm

Yeah, I got it too. I don't think it means anything...

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

Postby maggielizer » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:16 pm

Finally submitted! Huzzah!

Columbia's a major reach school for me, but I figured it was worth the (*gulp*) hundred bucks to find out! :)

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:04 pm

I'm very interested in Columbia 172/ 4.0 + and I got a fee waiver. Does the waiver imply anything or is it just given to anyone who scores in 170s?

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

Postby poichi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:15 pm

I am curious about this also, as I have seen what seems like many ppl saying they got a waiver. I got one with a score in the high 160s.

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

Postby remix » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:16 pm

Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.

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

Postby pacifica » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:28 pm

remix wrote:Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.


This.

Although if it makes you feel any better, I solicited for one and they said "no, we'll contact you if we're interested in giving you one" and I'm out $100 as I never got one, so consider yourself 50 PowerBall tickets ahead in life. (man would winning that would come in handy for paying for law school...)

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:46 pm

pacifica wrote:
remix wrote:Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.


This.

Although if it makes you feel any better, I solicited for one and they said "no, we'll contact you if we're interested in giving you one" and I'm out $100 as I never got one, so consider yourself 50 PowerBall tickets ahead in life. (man would winning that would come in handy for paying for law school...)

Same. I emailed CLS like 5 times too. Assholes.

please accept me

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

Postby tonton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:05 pm

:oops: :( :( I mistakenly answered "no" to question 8.6 on the application , i just received an email from Columbia asking to explain why I would not have received my undergraduate degree. I have my undergraduate degree! enrolled in a master's program now! completely freaking out!! How could I have missed that! is it possible that i could get dinged because they think I lack attention to detail??!! :( :(

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

Postby maggielizer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:35 pm

tonton wrote::oops: :( :( I mistakenly answered "no" to question 8.6 on the application , i just received an email from Columbia asking to explain why I would not have received my undergraduate degree. I have my undergraduate degree! enrolled in a master's program now! completely freaking out!! How could I have missed that! is it possible that i could get dinged because they think I lack attention to detail??!! :( :(


Just explain your mistake and they'll fix it! I HIGHLY doubt you're going to get dinged for that. :)

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

Postby subtle » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:42 pm

pacifica wrote:
remix wrote:Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.


This.

Although if it makes you feel any better, I solicited for one and they said "no, we'll contact you if we're interested in giving you one" and I'm out $100 as I never got one, so consider yourself 50 PowerBall tickets ahead in life. (man would winning that would come in handy for paying for law school...)


Fee waivers mean nothing. I know a few people who got them to CLS the cycle I applied and were dinged, whereas I never got one and I was accepted. They're good for helping out your wallet, but don't read too much into getting or not getting one.

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

Postby poichi » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:46 pm

They probably know that it's unusual for a C&F section to have a Yes as the "right" answer.

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

Postby tonton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:59 pm

maggielizer wrote:
tonton wrote::oops: :( :( I mistakenly answered "no" to question 8.6 on the application , i just received an email from Columbia asking to explain why I would not have received my undergraduate degree. I have my undergraduate degree! enrolled in a master's program now! completely freaking out!! How could I have missed that! is it possible that i could get dinged because they think I lack attention to detail??!! :( :(


Just explain your mistake and they'll fix it! I HIGHLY doubt you're going to get dinged for that. :)

Thanks! I really hope not.

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

Postby Volforlife » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Complete 11/27, submitted 11/05

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

Postby wisteria » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Just received file complete email. Submitted 11/19, complete 11/27

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:24 pm

subtle wrote:
pacifica wrote:
remix wrote:Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.


This.

Although if it makes you feel any better, I solicited for one and they said "no, we'll contact you if we're interested in giving you one" and I'm out $100 as I never got one, so consider yourself 50 PowerBall tickets ahead in life. (man would winning that would come in handy for paying for law school...)


Fee waivers mean nothing. I know a few people who got them to CLS the cycle I applied and were dinged, whereas I never got one and I was accepted. They're good for helping out your wallet, but don't read too much into getting or not getting one.


I received a waiver and have scores well below the criteria for a typical admit. I'm not exactly sure why. It could be substantial work experience, it could by my UG school is sought after, or it could just be that one of my scores fall within a requested range. I'm surprised to see they have denied requests to others with much stronger scores, though.

Let's just say my scores are somewhere between 159-165 lsat and 3.45 and 3.75 gpa. :)
(I'm embracing anonymity until decisions are out, lest there be any adcom members lurking.)

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

Postby florida1949 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:01 am

CO2016YEAH wrote:
subtle wrote:
pacifica wrote:
remix wrote:Waivers don't imply anything except that your score reached a certain threshold, although with a 4.0/172, you're probably fine for Columbia anyway.


This.

Although if it makes you feel any better, I solicited for one and they said "no, we'll contact you if we're interested in giving you one" and I'm out $100 as I never got one, so consider yourself 50 PowerBall tickets ahead in life. (man would winning that would come in handy for paying for law school...)


Fee waivers mean nothing. I know a few people who got them to CLS the cycle I applied and were dinged, whereas I never got one and I was accepted. They're good for helping out your wallet, but don't read too much into getting or not getting one.


I received a waiver and have scores well below the criteria for a typical admit. I'm not exactly sure why. It could be substantial work experience, it could by my UG school is sought after, or it could just be that one of my scores fall within a requested range. I'm surprised to see they have denied requests to others with much stronger scores, though.

Let's just say my scores are somewhere between 159-165 lsat and 3.45 and 3.75 gpa. :)
(I'm embracing anonymity until decisions are out, lest there be any adcom members lurking.)


I'm pretty sure for unsolicited fee waviers it's just based on scores and perhaps a little more weighed towards GPA.

The options for GPA on LSAC are ranges rather than a specific number i.e. 3.0-3.5 (mostly As and Bs) or 3.5-3.8 (mostly As, some Bs) or 3.8-4.0 (mostly As) so although your GPA could be 3.5, in CLS's eyes (at least in terms of unsolicited fee waivers) you are no different than someone with a 3.75

In the limited set of data that is my memory, it seems like people with high GPAs/not necessarily great LSATs got fee waivers from schools that they might not have the best chance of admittance. Whereas traditional splitters (like myself) got much fewer unsolicited fee waivers.

my two cents

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

Postby SpatulasRcool13 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:22 am

I wasn't going to do it, because I don't think I'll get aid if I get in (3.7+, 172), but today I broke and applied. I blame it on my ridiculously supportive girlfriend. But at least the stress of it finally encouraged me to create an account on here and stop lurking. I thought it might be cathartic.

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

Postby joedf » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:24 am

SpatulasRcool13 wrote:I wasn't going to do it, because I don't think I'll get aid if I get in (3.7+, 172), but today I broke and applied. I blame it on my ridiculously supportive girlfriend. But at least the stress of it finally encouraged me to create an account on here and stop lurking. I thought it might be cathartic.


I have the exact same stats as you, man, and I ended up applying ED. Still not sure if I made the right choice there, but I haven't retracted it so we'll see what happens over the next week.

I know for a fact I'm not getting aid given the ED app, so it'll be tough.

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

Postby SpatulasRcool13 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:28 am

joedf wrote:
SpatulasRcool13 wrote:I wasn't going to do it, because I don't think I'll get aid if I get in (3.7+, 172), but today I broke and applied. I blame it on my ridiculously supportive girlfriend. But at least the stress of it finally encouraged me to create an account on here and stop lurking. I thought it might be cathartic.


I have the exact same stats as you, man, and I ended up applying ED. Still not sure if I made the right choice there, but I haven't retracted it so we'll see what happens over the next week.

I know for a fact I'm not getting aid given the ED app, so it'll be tough.


I REALLY thought about it, but the economic situation is making me really hedge my bets. I think if you are going to ED though, applying ED to Columbia is the safest bet - they still have non-terrifying employment stats!

Good luck!

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

Postby joedf » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:57 am

SpatulasRcool13 wrote:
joedf wrote:
SpatulasRcool13 wrote:I wasn't going to do it, because I don't think I'll get aid if I get in (3.7+, 172), but today I broke and applied. I blame it on my ridiculously supportive girlfriend. But at least the stress of it finally encouraged me to create an account on here and stop lurking. I thought it might be cathartic.


I have the exact same stats as you, man, and I ended up applying ED. Still not sure if I made the right choice there, but I haven't retracted it so we'll see what happens over the next week.

I know for a fact I'm not getting aid given the ED app, so it'll be tough.


I REALLY thought about it, but the economic situation is making me really hedge my bets. I think if you are going to ED though, applying ED to Columbia is the safest bet - they still have non-terrifying employment stats!

Good luck!


Haha thanks man, I appreciate it! The plus side is I have one good option already with a little money (albeit not horribly much), so oddly enough whether I get accepted or rejected I think I'll be pretty happy.

It'll be a few rough years of paying off debt, but I should be clear by the time I'm ~30 and at that point, I guess there are still 35 years left before retirement... and all the more incentive to work as hard as I can my 1L year. If I pay that much, I better do all I can to give myself a good shot coming out, heh.

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

Postby gabriella97 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Is it possible that the ED decision is gonna come out this Friday 12/1?




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