Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby megagnarley » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:45 pm

helix23 wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
stone_fox wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Two inquiries:

1) So consensus is that reserved is essentially dinged? Any numbers on how many get pulled?

2) Would a June LSAT be in time to help if still on reserve?

Boom.


Also interested in this


Someone must know. Damn you all.

And if not, confidently bullshit me!


1) naw bro

2) yeah bro! DO IT


Confidence! Huzzah!

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

Postby T20hopeful89 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:52 pm

Crowing wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:I am confused about what the difference between reserve and hold is. I was reserved (I am an auto-ding) and it seems from the letter they sent that we get re-reviewed in april/may. Do holds get re-reviewed in march?


Not yelling at you specifically but people have literally asked this on every single page

Reserve = WL, will be reevaluated for further cuts in May
Hold = no decision, will get admit/reserve/ding by 4/26


my b - I have been at work since 7 am this morning (and was here until 11 pm last night) and my office air control unit is broken, so my office is 77 degrees. these two factors combined have made my brain sluggish.

Also, two of my friends were accepted from the reserve/WL back in 2011/2012 cycle -- and that one was a WAY tougher/less weird cycle than this one seems to be. Not that I expect to get in, but others who have high numbers might have a shot.

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

Postby slickricktheruler » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:01 pm

J_stack wrote:Did everyone's hold email have this paragraph in it?

While we cannot speculate as to the final outcome of your candidacy, we wish to inform you that yours is one of a select group of applicants placed on Hold and that you will be given every possible consideration as the season continues.


mine did. sounds fluffy.

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

Postby 06102016 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:04 pm

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

Postby toothbrush » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:05 pm

I got excited to be reserved but now i'm just sad ;)

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

Postby jym_dawg » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:07 pm

slack_academic wrote:Held today via email.



Join the club. :(

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... pMHc#gid=0

The more data we have, the better an idea we get of how they're using Hold and Reserve this year, folks.

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

Postby 06102016 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:24 pm

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

Postby LLLPLLL » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:46 pm

slack_academic wrote:Filled it out.


+1

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:49 pm

Dumb question... but does columbia send a complete email or do you just see it as complete on mycolumbia?

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

Postby Lavitz » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:56 pm

Crowing wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:where's lavitz?


+1

I hope he survived but it's not looking good :|

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Nothing in inbox.


Edit: After reading back and seeing exactly who was held: Wow. Sorry guys. That's just...wow.

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

Postby abcde12345 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:09 pm

lol @ the spreadsheet "Top 400 Public"
Guess I should start writing my LOCI.

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

Postby toothbrush » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:14 pm

abcde12345 wrote:lol @ the spreadsheet "Top 400 Public"
Guess I should start writing my LOCI.

lol @ people knowing the rank of their school

I couldn't even tell you what the top 10 UG public are ?

And I just assume the top 10 private are like Stanford + ivies

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

Postby abcde12345 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:16 pm

toothbrush wrote:lol @ people knowing the rank of their school

I couldn't even tell you what the top 10 UG public are ?

And I just assume the top 10 private are like Stanford + ivies


It's funny not because the person doesn't know the rank... it's funny because top 400 includes basically everything.... Might as well have written "public." It's like giving no info at all. I thought it was a joke initially, which is why I laughed.

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

Postby oldschool123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:17 pm

Does it put somebody who was Held at a distinct disadvantage to not write a LOCI?

In other words, if I feel I've already said all I have to say in my original application and I think that my "continued interest" may already be implied by the fact that I've already attended Columbia once (for grad school), does it hurt to just sit it out and wait? Will I be looked at negatively by the adcom compared with everyone else who is sending in LOCI's?
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby toothbrush » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:17 pm

abcde12345 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:lol @ people knowing the rank of their school

I couldn't even tell you what the top 10 UG public are ?

And I just assume the top 10 private are like Stanford + ivies


It's funny not because the person doesn't know the rank... it's funny because top 400 includes basically everything.... Might as well have written "public." It's like giving no info at all. I thought it was a joke initially, which is why I laughed.

Nah I get it but I think it's equally amusing that people know that they're top 50 or top 10. Who the fuck knows / cares about that ?

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

Postby abcde12345 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:19 pm

toothbrush wrote:Nah I get it but I think it's equally amusing that people know that they're top 50 or top 10. Who the fuck knows / cares about that ?


Investment banks, teach for america, consulting firms, rhodes scholarships, apparently Yale, looking at their FB group. College degree = social capital. It is nice, however, that law schools don't care for the most part, because of grade inflation.

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

Postby battlerifle13 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:23 pm

toothbrush wrote:
abcde12345 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:lol @ people knowing the rank of their school

I couldn't even tell you what the top 10 UG public are ?

And I just assume the top 10 private are like Stanford + ivies


It's funny not because the person doesn't know the rank... it's funny because top 400 includes basically everything.... Might as well have written "public." It's like giving no info at all. I thought it was a joke initially, which is why I laughed.

Nah I get it but I think it's equally amusing that people know that they're top 50 or top 10. Who the fuck knows / cares about that ?

Pretty much every job out there. At least the top 20 or so, maybe not in exact order but all big firms/companies (as pointed out above) have a general sense of the top undergrads. I mean, it's not much different from law school rankings. People know.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spyke123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Crowing wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:where's lavitz?


+1

I hope he survived but it's not looking good :|

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Nothing in inbox.


Edit: After reading back and seeing exactly who was held: Wow. Sorry guys. That's just...wow.


good to hear that you are alive.. today was just... ewww.... bloodbath..

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

Postby wbrother » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Dinged today. took long enough

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

Postby edamame » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:05 pm

Columbia's actions just seem weird to me. I fee like most of its first round picks will likely decline in favor of attending HYS. And a lot of those held will probably get into one of HYS.

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

Postby uconjak » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:11 pm

Put on hold today... I was long shot, certainly suprised i wasnt auto-dinged...
168/3.9, good softs, great LOR's

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

Postby chadbrochill » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Held :cry:
Can anyone speak to LOCI and GPA/LSAT addendums helping or hurting at this point?

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

Postby mambar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Very sorry to everyone who got bad news today. I haven't heard anything since September, so I'm not sure what to expect at this point :?

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

Postby Save_Ferris » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:20 pm

held today. filled out google doc hopefully the data will help =]

Time to start working on that LOCI

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

Postby law_app_noob » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:21 pm

Does Columbia actually award any grants to people applying for financial aid? Or is it pretty rare?

The application is due on Friday, and I'm having trouble getting my parents' tax-returns. Should I be stressing over this?




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