Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby TexasAggie13 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:23 pm

Who's going to the admitted student program next week?


Any idea on how dressy we need to be? I swear I read something about dress expectations at one point, but now I can't seem to find it...

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

Postby hohenheim » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:42 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:Who's going to the admitted student program next week?


Any idea on how dressy we need to be? I swear I read something about dress expectations at one point, but now I can't seem to find it...


It is totally casual. People at the March ASW ranged from T-shirts to a few in suits. Nice jeans and a sweater seem like the way to go.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Did anybody else get an email from Columbia stating that they were missing documentation? I sent everything in February, but they essentially said I sent nothing.

I hope this doesn't affect the timing of my decision!

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:04 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Did anybody else get an email from Columbia stating that they were missing documentation? I sent everything in February, but they essentially said I sent nothing.

I hope this doesn't affect the timing of my decision!


I did, but I knew I was missing stuff because my parents aren't interested in assisting. Thought I could get by without it. fuck me, right?

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

Postby mambar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:54 pm

Just got the reserve email. Applied in September.

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

Postby law_app_noob » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:59 pm

helix23 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Did anybody else get an email from Columbia stating that they were missing documentation? I sent everything in February, but they essentially said I sent nothing.

I hope this doesn't affect the timing of my decision!


I did, but I knew I was missing stuff because my parents aren't interested in assisting. Thought I could get by without it. fuck me, right?


I'm in the same boat, one parent wouldn't give financial docs. I haven't really been dying over it though because it seems like they don't give much in the way of grants anyways. Are things less dim for people that apply for grants than I think?

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

Postby framboozer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:04 pm

Just got the hold email. Submitted end of January.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:06 pm

law_app_noob wrote:
helix23 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Did anybody else get an email from Columbia stating that they were missing documentation? I sent everything in February, but they essentially said I sent nothing.

I hope this doesn't affect the timing of my decision!


I did, but I knew I was missing stuff because my parents aren't interested in assisting. Thought I could get by without it. fuck me, right?


I'm in the same boat, one parent wouldn't give financial docs. I haven't really been dying over it though because it seems like they don't give much in the way of grants anyways. Are things less dim for people that apply for grants than I think?


From what I've seen, it doesn't look great for grants/aid after hamiltons and butlers. I guess it depends on one's financial situation. Although I don't expect to get a lot, I'd still like to see the offer and have it be accurate.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:39 pm

helix23 wrote:
law_app_noob wrote:
helix23 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Did anybody else get an email from Columbia stating that they were missing documentation? I sent everything in February, but they essentially said I sent nothing.

I hope this doesn't affect the timing of my decision!


I did, but I knew I was missing stuff because my parents aren't interested in assisting. Thought I could get by without it. fuck me, right?


I'm in the same boat, one parent wouldn't give financial docs. I haven't really been dying over it though because it seems like they don't give much in the way of grants anyways. Are things less dim for people that apply for grants than I think?


From what I've seen, it doesn't look great for grants/aid after hamiltons and butlers. I guess it depends on one's financial situation. Although I don't expect to get a lot, I'd still like to see the offer and have it be accurate.


Some people get up to $25K/year (which to me would be HUGE) off grants since its really merit & need, but I've heard they do negotiate. I just don't know whether to start putting up other offers until after or before they give their finaid decision

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Some people get up to $25K/year (which to me would be HUGE) off grants since its really merit & need, but I've heard they do negotiate. I just don't know whether to start putting up other offers until after or before they give their finaid decision


It would be huge. I feel like the 75ks are for those who just missed the butler boat. I don't expect that much.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:11 pm

helix23 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Some people get up to $25K/year (which to me would be HUGE) off grants since its really merit & need, but I've heard they do negotiate. I just don't know whether to start putting up other offers until after or before they give their finaid decision


It would be huge. I feel like the 75ks are for those who just missed the butler boat. I don't expect that much.


any thoughts on negotiation helix?

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:17 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
helix23 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Some people get up to $25K/year (which to me would be HUGE) off grants since its really merit & need, but I've heard they do negotiate. I just don't know whether to start putting up other offers until after or before they give their finaid decision


It would be huge. I feel like the 75ks are for those who just missed the butler boat. I don't expect that much.


any thoughts on negotiation helix?


Definitely worth a shot. I don't have any anecdotal data to show whether or not CLS is open to negotiation, but you say that they are? If you have a big offer from a peer school, it can't hurt to notify them.

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

Postby beautyistruth » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 pm

Held today via email. Submitted in January with a 3.71 and 172. What are chances this point of getting of the hold list at this point? :(

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

Postby Rlabo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:38 pm

Reserve email today. Is this bassically a rejection?

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

Postby philepistemer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:17 pm

In today via email.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:20 pm

Rlabo wrote:Reserve email today. Is this bassically a rejection?


Basically speaking, yes. Columbia doesn't like to reject people. They waitlist everyone. And their grandmothers.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:26 pm

One more day without word from columbia :roll:

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

Postby d330 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:33 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:One more day without word from columbia :roll:



I'll trade the news I got from Columbia last week for the news you got from HLS yesterday. Just say the word.

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:32 am

Fiance was just held.. laaame :(
3.83/168/Ivy/Non-URM

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

Postby sd1234 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 am

If you're held and really do want to go, would it be stupid not to submit an LOCI before they request additional information?

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:46 am

aiaea wrote:Fiance was just held.. laaame :(
3.83/168/Ivy/Non-URM

That seems like a pretty good outcome for those numbers.

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:15 pm

TripTrip wrote:
aiaea wrote:Fiance was just held.. laaame :(
3.83/168/Ivy/Non-URM

That seems like a pretty good outcome for those numbers.


Yeah, better than a ding of course!! I was just really hoping he would get in so I'd have a better idea of where we're gonna end up. But less than a month until we know, so not much longer now.

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:18 pm

I don't recall if we decided that Hold was essentially WL? I just got held, for the record.

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:23 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:I don't recall if we decided that Hold was essentially WL? I just got held, for the record.


Hold=pre-waitlist which turns into waitlist which=rejection.

Basically

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

Postby ht2988 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:26 pm

BigZuck wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:I don't recall if we decided that Hold was essentially WL? I just got held, for the record.


Hold=pre-waitlist which turns into waitlist which=rejection.

Basically


Not necessarily. Looking at last year's thread, there were several held & ED deferrals who were admitted during the first few weeks of April.




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