Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:58 am

Lavitz wrote:I work full-time. I asked my manager for a LoR. It took her forever to write and when she finally showed it to me, I thought it was terrible. I did not use it, did not write an addendum, did not care.

I'll let you all know if I come to regret this decision. :wink:


balls to the wall. I like it. Interested to see what they do (if anything). Have they always required this?

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

Postby Lavitz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:20 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:balls to the wall. I like it. Interested to see what they do (if anything). Have they always required this?

Seems like it. Quotes from last year's thread:
Moomoo2u wrote:
freestallion wrote:I have a question about the LORs. I saw the following in the CLS instructions:

Columbia requires two letters of recommendation. For applicants currently matriculated in or recently graduated from a degree program, we prefer that both letters of recommendation be submitted by faculty. For applicants currently working on a full-time basis, a letter from an employer or immediate supervisor who most recently supervised your full-time work is required and may replace one of the two faculty letters. In some instances, applicants may find it extremely difficult to obtain one of the required appraisals. If that is the case, applicants must use their best judgment to determine what letters should be submitted to complete their file, with the understanding of how valuable letters of recommendation are to our evaluation of their qualifications for admission.


See bolded - They require one from an employer? I haven't asked my employer because I've been working in a more admin type job and I don't think they'd comment as well as some of my other recommenders on my qualities, etc. I don't know what to do now... Do you think it'll hurt me if I don't submit one from my current employer?



Not unless you've been out of school for a long time, "In some instances, applicants may find it extremely difficult to obtain one of the required appraisals. If that is the case, applicants must use their best judgment to determine what letters should be submitted to complete their file, with the understanding of how valuable letters of recommendation are to our evaluation of their qualifications for admission."

I take that to mean that if you can't get one of the required ones then they aren't going to hold it against you, but that they would look favorably upon letters of recommendation from those sources.


freestallion wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Getting an academic rec is impossible for me. We both just have to use our best judgement like the school says.


Thanks. It would take too long to get an additional rec at this point so I'll take my chances and submit with the reccs I already have collected.

I think it's the "required" language that threw me off. Most schools seem to write that 2 reccs are required and certain types are "preferred." So I didn't expect this from CLS.


And yes, freestallion and Tiago were both accepted in the first RD batch--no problems detected.

I hope that relieves anyone panicking about getting dinged for this.

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

Postby TheColonel » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:48 am

For what it's worth, I went to an information session led by the director of admissions and he was pretty clear that they preferred academic LORs unless you'd been out so long that getting one would be really difficult. I wouldn't sweat it.

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

Postby jubee » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:47 pm

TheColonel wrote:For what it's worth, I went to an information session led by the director of admissions and he was pretty clear that they preferred academic LORs unless you'd been out so long that getting one would be really difficult. I wouldn't sweat it.


Phew. Hearing this stuff is such a relief. Thanks all around!

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:55 pm

jubee wrote:
TheColonel wrote:For what it's worth, I went to an information session led by the director of admissions and he was pretty clear that they preferred academic LORs unless you'd been out so long that getting one would be really difficult. I wouldn't sweat it.


Phew. Hearing this stuff is such a relief. Thanks all around!



+1


just confused why they would say one thing and write another :roll:

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

Postby joedf » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:48 pm

Think ED'll hear back tomorrow? Would they all be released tomorrow if yes, or do acceptances come back over a period of a week or two starting tomorrow give or take a couple days?

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:53 pm

columbia gives out the least info of any school since the complete email its been radio silence or something...

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

Postby Elahrairah » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:31 pm

joedf wrote:Think ED'll hear back tomorrow? Would they all be released tomorrow if yes, or do acceptances come back over a period of a week or two starting tomorrow give or take a couple days?


Just running off LSN, it seems like the first Monday in December is far and away the most popular day for acceptances. But decisions, good and bad, come out throughout the month. Including Christmas Eve and New Year's.

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

Postby joedf » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Elahrairah wrote:
joedf wrote:Think ED'll hear back tomorrow? Would they all be released tomorrow if yes, or do acceptances come back over a period of a week or two starting tomorrow give or take a couple days?


Just running off LSN, it seems like the first Monday in December is far and away the most popular day for acceptances. But decisions, good and bad, come out throughout the month. Including Christmas Eve and New Year's.


Gotcha.

Yeah, you're absolutely spot-on. I ended up going through the whole of last year's thread through January, and ED decisions came out as late as 12/29.

A chunk came out 12/5, then at least as far as TLS goes, not 'til 6-7 days later for the next small group... then one 12/23, and a couple at the end of the month. Yikes.

Hope you guys are all doing well, and with a little luck I'll see some of you next fall.

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

Postby vertex » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:07 am

Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!

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

Postby trojandave » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:29 am

vertex wrote:Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!


Just like Nov 27th and Nov 29th were too? If you say this every day you'll be right eventually

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

Postby joedf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:32 pm

vertex wrote:Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!


I still love this guy, even if he's a troll. I can't be mad at anyone who says, "Everyone hold on to your hats!"

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

Postby piccolittle » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:36 pm

joedf wrote:
vertex wrote:Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!


I still love this guy, even if he's a troll. I can't be mad at anyone who says, "Everyone hold on to your hats!"

Haha you guys should have been around two years ago.

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

Postby joedf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:52 pm

piccolittle wrote:
joedf wrote:
vertex wrote:Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!


I still love this guy, even if he's a troll. I can't be mad at anyone who says, "Everyone hold on to your hats!"

Haha you guys should have been around two years ago.


Haha I wish I had, if it meant anachronistic catch phrases full-time!

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:59 pm

joedf wrote:
piccolittle wrote:
joedf wrote:
vertex wrote:Tomorrow's the big day! Everyone hold on to your hats!


I still love this guy, even if he's a troll. I can't be mad at anyone who says, "Everyone hold on to your hats!"

Haha you guys should have been around two years ago.


Haha I wish I had, if it meant anachronistic catch phrases full-time!


anachronistic: a type of fish found mostly in Africa and Asia

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

Postby banjo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:03 pm

Why not go troll the kids still waiting for their December LSAT scores? Let me throw in "Hold on to your butts!"

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

Postby joedf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:09 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:anachronistic: a type of fish found mostly in Africa and Asia


That's tight, I had no idea. Another definition:
"out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time"

On a related note, a "geek" can also mean someone who bites off chicken heads for entertainment, often found in circuses...

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

Postby joedf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:28 pm

HOLY SHIT.

I JUST GOT IN.

HOLY SHIT.

172/3.69

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

Postby venus » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:29 pm

joedf wrote:HOLY SHIT.

I JUST GOT IN.

HOLY SHIT.

172/3.69

Wow!!! Congrats!!!

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:30 pm

congrats!!! email? you are ed im guessing?

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

Postby trojandave » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:30 pm

joedf wrote:HOLY SHIT.

I JUST GOT IN.

HOLY SHIT.

172/3.69


HUGE CONGRATS!! But did you hold on to your hat?? :)

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

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:31 pm

joedf wrote:HOLY SHIT.

I JUST GOT IN.

HOLY SHIT.

172/3.69



CONGRATULATIONS!!

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:35 pm

joedf wrote:HOLY SHIT.

I JUST GOT IN.

HOLY SHIT.

172/3.69

Congrats!

trojandave wrote:HUGE CONGRATS!! But did you hold on to your hat?? :)

It would be a shame if he lost that anachronistic hat of his :)

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

Postby joedf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Haha thank you so much! No hat to hold onto, yes, but I did clutch my head as part of the initial reaction. Same deal, right?

I did ED, yes, and the decision came as a .pdf letter attached to an email!

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

Postby gabriella97 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:47 pm

Congrats!!! When did you submit your app and when did it go complete? I'm trying to gauge whether I will get an email from them soon!! Congrats again!
joedf wrote:Haha thank you so much! No hat to hold onto, yes, but I did clutch my head as part of the initial reaction. Same deal, right?

I did ED, yes, and the decision came as a .pdf letter attached to an email!




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