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

Postby smdpnp » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:50 pm

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

Postby swordking90 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:02 pm

smdpnp wrote:
Lighthouseman wrote:Any guess on when we are gonna get some held action?

For those of us who were held only recently, I don't expect Columbia to review our apps again until April 8th.


smdpnp why do you think so? Is something big (like a scholly deadline) happening prior to April 8th?

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

Postby smdpnp » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:28 pm

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:54 pm

smdpnp wrote:
Lighthouseman wrote:Any guess on when we are gonna get some held action?

For those of us who were held only recently, I don't expect Columbia to review our apps again until April 8th.



so idid some research (i posted this a few pages back) and found that people in the first held wave last year were sent emails around now asking for loci or some thing or other and then april 11 people began to be accepted off the held list. i think 8 or 9 posted getting in (i may have totally made that up). in a week or so if you were held (like me) and dont hear back its going to be a long winter

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

Postby bob loblaw11 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:44 am

bluecouch wrote: December submitter... but held a while ago. I submitted a LOCI what seems like a million bajillion years ago with nothing but silence.


:shock: You were held "a while" ago and I've only heard crickets? From a similar submit date? Seriously Columbia, please check behind filing cabinets, my app is there! (And good luck, Bluecouch!)

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:05 am

bob loblaw11 wrote:
bluecouch wrote: December submitter... but held a while ago. I submitted a LOCI what seems like a million bajillion years ago with nothing but silence.


:shock: You were held "a while" ago and I've only heard crickets? From a similar submit date? Seriously Columbia, please check behind filing cabinets, my app is there! (And good luck, Bluecouch!)

I imagine this about the AdComm's desk:

There is an "inbox" of applications yet to be read. On the desk there are dozens of applications currently being considered that have not yet been decided on, submitted from all across the cycle timeline. Your application is included on the desk. Then there are four neat piles on an opposite table. To get from the desk to this table, the adcomm has to get up and actually bring your app over to the table and put it in one of the piles. The first pile is admits, the second is rejects. Early in the cycle they dislike putting apps into either of these piles because it's so deterministic. The other two are labeled "waitlist" and "hold." Waitlist is for candidates who are not as qualified as the admit pool, but would make good backups if those seats opened up. The Hold pile is reserved for candidates who are either strong in numbers but weak otherwise, or vice versa. These applications are borderline and the adcomm would rather admit the strong soft candidates and reject the numbers, but knows that they might later need these numbers so both sets are held. These applications won't be looked at until most of the applications on the desk have made it into the other three piles.

As long as you are still on the desk, you're fine. The only reason you would have to be worried is if you think you made it into one of these piles and the decision just hasn't gone out yet. However, you have no reason to think this is the case. They're still actively considering you.

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

Postby eyfl » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:57 am

TripTrip wrote:...
As long as you are still on the desk, you're fine. The only reason you would have to be worried is if you think you made it into one of these piles and the decision just hasn't gone out yet. However, you have no reason to think this is the case. They're still actively considering you.


This sounds very pacifying. Have you considered a career in psychology? :lol:

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

Postby swordking90 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:06 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:
so idid some research (i posted this a few pages back) and found that people in the first held wave last year were sent emails around now asking for loci or some thing or other and then april 11 people began to be accepted off the held list. i think 8 or 9 posted getting in (i may have totally made that up). in a week or so if you were held (like me) and dont hear back its going to be a long winter


Thanks for the digging Anonymous4444! I was inspired to go back to the 2010-11 cycle, and found that there were no emails sent out to Helds to gauge interest, so it seems the emails were an innovation on CLS's part last year to perhaps increase yield. So I'm not sure if there'll be emails sent out this year since they were only tested last year...guess we'll all just have to sit tight and hope for the best for now!

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 pm

swordking90 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:
so idid some research (i posted this a few pages back) and found that people in the first held wave last year were sent emails around now asking for loci or some thing or other and then april 11 people began to be accepted off the held list. i think 8 or 9 posted getting in (i may have totally made that up). in a week or so if you were held (like me) and dont hear back its going to be a long winter


Thanks for the digging Anonymous4444! I was inspired to go back to the 2010-11 cycle, and found that there were no emails sent out to Helds to gauge interest, so it seems the emails were an innovation on CLS's part last year to perhaps increase yield. So I'm not sure if there'll be emails sent out this year since they were only tested last year...guess we'll all just have to sit tight and hope for the best for now!


hey thanks to you also for the research good to know that getting an email isnt "necessary" at this point

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:54 pm

Hey everyone! I've been checking in on this site for some time now. But I felt that it was finally necessary to officially sign up. Just wanted to say hi and that it's nice to be in such wonderful company during this whole process. I'm held at Columbz right now, and will be holding my breath indefinitely from April 8th on...

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL, AND CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED!

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

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:31 pm

was reserved today (really surprised wasn't dinged!). What's the difference between being "held" and "reserved" ?

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

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:33 pm

99.9luft wrote:was reserved today (really surprised wasn't dinged!). What's the difference between being "held" and "reserved" ?


Held = they are still looking at your file and still haven't made a decision re: accept/wl/deny
Reserve = waitlist

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

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:39 pm

bluecouch wrote:
99.9luft wrote:was reserved today (really surprised wasn't dinged!). What's the difference between being "held" and "reserved" ?


Held = they are still looking at your file and still haven't made a decision re: accept/wl/deny
Reserve = waitlist


thanks, understood. So the same system as at Cornell, for instance...

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

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:40 pm

99.9luft wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
99.9luft wrote:was reserved today (really surprised wasn't dinged!). What's the difference between being "held" and "reserved" ?


Held = they are still looking at your file and still haven't made a decision re: accept/wl/deny
Reserve = waitlist


thanks, understood. So the same system as at Cornell, for instance...


GL on the reserve list. I was held in Feb, and I have a feeling that I am headed there, as well!

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

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:43 pm

bluecouch wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
99.9luft wrote:was reserved today (really surprised wasn't dinged!). What's the difference between being "held" and "reserved" ?


Held = they are still looking at your file and still haven't made a decision re: accept/wl/deny
Reserve = waitlist


thanks, understood. So the same system as at Cornell, for instance...


GL on the reserve list. I was held in Feb, and I have a feeling that I am headed there, as well!


thanks, brother. unlike me, you actually have a shot...I'm gonna fly to North Korea to ease the tensions in an attempt to put a "soft" in my LOCI :lol:

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

Postby DaRascal » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:45 pm

What about people who were deferred ED? Are they essentially "held" applicants too?

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

Postby boblawlob » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:46 pm

99.9luft wrote:
thanks, brother. unlike me, you actually have a shot...I'm gonna fly to North Korea to ease the tensions in an attempt to put a "soft" in my LOCI :lol:


Bringing Kim Jong Un an autographed Jordan basketball would be a start...maybe throw in some Jordan sneakers too.

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

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:50 pm

boblawlob wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
thanks, brother. unlike me, you actually have a shot...I'm gonna fly to North Korea to ease the tensions in an attempt to put a "soft" in my LOCI :lol:


Bringing Kim Jong Un an autographed Jordan basketball would be a start...maybe throw in some Jordan sneakers too.


good idea! the more we distract the North Koreans with ex-Bulls players, the less likely will they be to fap their Taepodongs. but i digress...

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

Postby boblawlob » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:54 pm

99.9luft wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
thanks, brother. unlike me, you actually have a shot...I'm gonna fly to North Korea to ease the tensions in an attempt to put a "soft" in my LOCI :lol:


Bringing Kim Jong Un an autographed Jordan basketball would be a start...maybe throw in some Jordan sneakers too.


good idea! the more we distract the North Koreans with ex-Bulls players, the less likely will they be to fap their Taepodongs. but i digress...

Seriously. A 1995-96 Chicago Bulls reunion in Pyongyang would instantly bring world peace. We could even have Steve Kerr be a spy for us while he's over there (kind of like MLB player Moe Berg in WWII).

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

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:57 pm

boblawlob wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
thanks, brother. unlike me, you actually have a shot...I'm gonna fly to North Korea to ease the tensions in an attempt to put a "soft" in my LOCI :lol:


Bringing Kim Jong Un an autographed Jordan basketball would be a start...maybe throw in some Jordan sneakers too.


good idea! the more we distract the North Koreans with ex-Bulls players, the less likely will they be to fap their Taepodongs. but i digress...

Seriously. A 1995-96 Chicago Bulls reunion in Pyongyang would instantly bring world peace. We could even have Steve Kerr be a spy for us while he's over there (kind of like MLB player Moe Berg in WWII).


TBF to Kim Jong Un, there are a lot of unmentionable things i (and probably millions of people around the world) would be willing to do for a chance to hang out with THAT team.

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

Postby jdpitt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:06 pm

reserved. I am happy given my numbers. 169/3.72

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:03 pm

was reserved a few weeks back with pretty low numbers. will ride it out but not holding my breath...columbia doesnt like to reject, right? so the chances of getting in off reserve are low?

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:52 pm

lampshade0520 wrote:was reserved a few weeks back with pretty low numbers. will ride it out but not holding my breath...columbia doesnt like to reject, right? so the chances of getting in off reserve are low?



yeah thats what people are saying. but hey your still alive and you never know. gl!!

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:15 am

Anonymous4444 wrote:
lampshade0520 wrote:was reserved a few weeks back with pretty low numbers. will ride it out but not holding my breath...columbia doesnt like to reject, right? so the chances of getting in off reserve are low?



yeah thats what people are saying. but hey your still alive and you never know. gl!!


thanks, you too!!

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

Postby switchis32 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:42 pm

wow, well this was a surprise. I cannot believe this but I just got in! I was held on 2/19!




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