Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby txdude45 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:50 pm

QuiningQualia wrote:Hi all! This might be a dumb question, but I'll try anyway.

If you are admitted with merit aid, is that listed on your acceptance letter? Or is it a separate mailing?

Thanks!


95% confident: The named stuff is included (Butler/Hamilton). Other aid comes later.

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:52 pm

txdude45 wrote:
QuiningQualia wrote:Hi all! This might be a dumb question, but I'll try anyway.

If you are admitted with merit aid, is that listed on your acceptance letter? Or is it a separate mailing?

Thanks!


95100% confident: The named stuff is included (Butler/Hamilton). Other aid comes later.

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

Postby joiedevivre18 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:24 am

So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:44 am

joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.

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

Postby sd1234 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:16 am

NoodleyOne wrote:
joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.


Today's the day. Calling it.

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

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:40 pm

chadbrochill wrote:
Crowing wrote:Well the vast majority of us holds will end up on the WL eventually




For those of us in held-purgatory are we sending in LOCI's now or should I wait till the reserve stage? I know there's no right answer, I've just read really conflicting things regarding LOCI's and when they are most appropriate.

Without being on TLS, I don't think my natural inclination would be to send a LOCI when I have nothing significant to add and I simply haven't heard back as quickly as I'd like. Reading Ken's thread about LOCI's seems to back up that inclination. But looking at Mark Spivey thread - who has worked in admissions - it seems like they are always welcome and there really isn't a negative to sending one in. Going farthest in that direction is the article on LSN saying that you CANNOT afford to be complacent when put on waitlist and need to send a LOCI since you are currently in a fragile position.

Also, given my stats, CLS is clearly a reach school for me and my held-status is definitely not YP so is there any benefit to simply informing them of my interest in attending?


Wondering this same thing. I had a third LOR I was hanging onto in case of WL, so I sent that along when I was held. Debating whether to send an LOCI now or wait until the dreaded Reserve email.

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

Postby housebro13 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:37 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.


I've been complete since early-November.....Did they misplace our applications?

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

Postby mambar » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:49 pm

housebro13 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.


I've been complete since early-November.....Did they misplace our applications?

September here!

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Ugh. I submitted my app to Columbia in the beginning of January and my SC still says, "Verifying Files for Completion." SERIOUSLY?

Is anyone else going through this?

Edit: Typo

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

Postby smdpnp » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:01 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:Ugh. I submitted my app to Columbia in the beginning of January and my SC still says, "Verifying Files for Completion." SERIOUSLY?

Is anyone else going through this?

Edit: Typo

The status checker's bugged. Several applicants have gone complete without any updates. Give admissions a call, and someone will take care of it for you.

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

Postby Samizdizzle » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:47 pm

I went complete in mid-December as well. Nary a word.

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

Postby MikeSpivey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:22 pm

you'rethemannowdawg wrote:
chadbrochill wrote:
Crowing wrote:Well the vast majority of us holds will end up on the WL eventually




For those of us in held-purgatory are we sending in LOCI's now or should I wait till the reserve stage? I know there's no right answer, I've just read really conflicting things regarding LOCI's and when they are most appropriate.

Without being on TLS, I don't think my natural inclination would be to send a LOCI when I have nothing significant to add and I simply haven't heard back as quickly as I'd like. Reading Ken's thread about LOCI's seems to back up that inclination. But looking at Mark Spivey thread - who has worked in admissions - it seems like they are always welcome and there really isn't a negative to sending one in. Going farthest in that direction is the article on LSN saying that you CANNOT afford to be complacent when put on waitlist and need to send a LOCI since you are currently in a fragile position.

Also, given my stats, CLS is clearly a reach school for me and my held-status is definitely not YP so is there any benefit to simply informing them of my interest in attending?


Wondering this same thing. I had a third LOR I was hanging onto in case of WL, so I sent that along when I was held. Debating whether to send an LOCI now or wait until the dreaded Reserve email.


I am apt to concur with Mark Spivey, as we seem to be related and think similarly.

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

Postby lookingforwardtols » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:17 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.


Me too. At least it's better than a no / WL?

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:37 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
you'rethemannowdawg wrote:
chadbrochill wrote:
Crowing wrote:Well the vast majority of us holds will end up on the WL eventually




For those of us in held-purgatory are we sending in LOCI's now or should I wait till the reserve stage? I know there's no right answer, I've just read really conflicting things regarding LOCI's and when they are most appropriate.

Without being on TLS, I don't think my natural inclination would be to send a LOCI when I have nothing significant to add and I simply haven't heard back as quickly as I'd like. Reading Ken's thread about LOCI's seems to back up that inclination. But looking at Mark Spivey thread - who has worked in admissions - it seems like they are always welcome and there really isn't a negative to sending one in. Going farthest in that direction is the article on LSN saying that you CANNOT afford to be complacent when put on waitlist and need to send a LOCI since you are currently in a fragile position.

Also, given my stats, CLS is clearly a reach school for me and my held-status is definitely not YP so is there any benefit to simply informing them of my interest in attending?


Wondering this same thing. I had a third LOR I was hanging onto in case of WL, so I sent that along when I was held. Debating whether to send an LOCI now or wait until the dreaded Reserve email.


I am apt to concur with Mark Spivey, as we seem to be related and think similarly.


I prefer Mark. Mike's kinda a jerk.

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:11 am

smdpnp wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Ugh. I submitted my app to Columbia in the beginning of January and my SC still says, "Verifying Files for Completion." SERIOUSLY?

Is anyone else going through this?

Edit: Typo

The status checker's bugged. Several applicants have gone complete without any updates. Give admissions a call, and someone will take care of it for you.


Ah, thanks. I'll give them a phone call and see what's going on... worst case scenario, I'll be informed that I've been dinged over the phone. Awkward.

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

Postby joiedevivre18 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:46 am

lookingforwardtols wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
joiedevivre18 wrote:So... I went complete in mid-December and still haven't heard a thing. Anyone in the same boat??

Me. Radio silence on all fronts.


Me too. At least it's better than a no / WL?


Truth. Will just keep hoping and praying

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

Postby LateBloomer81 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:16 am

Columbia is my first choice only because my sister told my mother that I would never get in. Now it is my mission to score high and get in. I will frame that acceptance let and mail it to her, I may crap on it first.

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:54 am

LateBloomer81 wrote:Columbia is my first choice only because my sister told my mother that I would never get in. Now it is my mission to score high and get in. I will frame that acceptance let and mail it to her, I may crap on it first.


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

Postby MacB » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:00 am

LateBloomer81 wrote:Columbia is my first choice only because my sister told my mother that I would never get in. Now it is my mission to score high and get in. I will frame that acceptance let and mail it to her, I may crap on it first.


That probably would have been my attitude when I was cruising in middle school, homie. What are you shooting for, c/o '25?

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

Postby battlerifle13 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:12 am

He wants to prove the haters wrong, alright!?!

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:56 am

LateBloomer81 wrote:Columbia is my first choice only because my sister told my mother that I would never get in. Now it is my mission to score high and get in. I will frame that acceptance let and mail it to her, I may crap on it first.


This is definitely LOCI material.

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

Postby nba101790 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:57 am

pedestrian wrote:
LateBloomer81 wrote:Columbia is my first choice only because my sister told my mother that I would never get in. Now it is my mission to score high and get in. I will frame that acceptance let and mail it to her, I may crap on it first.


This is definitely LOCI material.


It would actually be a pretty funny addendum, if you like gambling on having a cheery person read over your application.

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

Postby 99redballoons » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:23 pm

I had two journal articles published in international law journals recently, which I had not known of at the time of submitting my application to Columbia. So I sent a short email updating them of my newly published journal articles, with an updated resume attached. The email response thanked me for my continued interest and said they would update my application. It just occurred to me, did they mistake this email for a LOCI?! It was a short email merely for the purpose of updating my publications list, I didn't express any continued interest in Columbia. It didn't occur to me it could have been mistaken for a LOCI since I haven't heard anything from them since I completed. Now I realize I could have just accidentally sent a very weak LOCI, and am not quite sure what to do. Advice?

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 pm

battlerifle13 wrote:He wants to prove the haters wrong, alright!?!


i hear you but its almost as if he doesn't realize that haters gonna hate

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:25 pm

99redballoons wrote:I had two journal articles published in international law journals recently, which I had not known of at the time of submitting my application to Columbia. So I sent a short email updating them of my newly published journal articles, with an updated resume attached. The email response thanked me for my continued interest and said they would update my application. It just occurred to me, did they mistake this email for a LOCI?! It was a short email merely for the purpose of updating my publications list, I didn't express any continued interest in Columbia. It didn't occur to me it could have been mistaken for a LOCI since I haven't heard anything from them since I completed. Now I realize I could have just accidentally sent a very weak LOCI, and am not quite sure what to do. Advice?



allow me to relieve u of anxiety. they didnt read it




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