battlerifle13 wrote:jym_dawg wrote:jbagelboy wrote:
this is incredibly deceptive since the majority of people who were held or WL'd and never made it in over the summer probably didn't come back to enter in that information
You're right, but we're just working with the (limited) info we have. Nobody disputes that schools reject applicants above their medians sometimes, but there isn't evidence to support grapefruit's claim that it happens "all the time."
There are a few exceptions of course, but this discussion seems pointless. There is no crazy theory behind what Columbia is doing.
I was speaking mainly to those exceptions when I offered my theory because if you're over both medians there is some reason that a school has not accepted you. And if there's a collective reasoning behind these holds/reserves, it would help a candidate write a more targeted LOCI. But you're right, there's no reason to discuss this. It's better to sit and feel superior about an acceptance instead.