Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:37 am

DevilsAdvocate2016 wrote:
ht2988 wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Woa. Per LSN, they didn't reject a soul. Not quite so content at all about the waitlist.


What makes you think you were waitlisted? I thought this deferment meant we were going to be reconsidered among the regular decision applicant pool...


If they're making you wait until April to have your file reviewed again (as it says on their website), it's my understanding that this is essentially a waitlist.


This, that they said my app wouldn't be review again until April.

ETA I guess it's not a true waitlist. They said my app would be reviewed again, but it will be rather late in the cycle, eh?

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

Postby DevilsAdvocate2016 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:33 am

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
DevilsAdvocate2016 wrote:
ht2988 wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Woa. Per LSN, they didn't reject a soul. Not quite so content at all about the waitlist.


What makes you think you were waitlisted? I thought this deferment meant we were going to be reconsidered among the regular decision applicant pool...


If they're making you wait until April to have your file reviewed again (as it says on their website), it's my understanding that this is essentially a waitlist.


This, that they said my app wouldn't be review again until April.

ETA I guess it's not a true waitlist. They said my app would be reviewed again, but it will be rather late in the cycle, eh?


Yeah, makes it seem like it is even worse than a traditional waitlist, because its almost guaranteed they wont look at your file again for months while its guaranteed that they will continue filling up spaces in their class between now and then...not trying to be a bummer here lol, I believe I am headed for the same fate any day now...

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

Postby moonman157 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Got a request for my Fall grades today...thank God my senioritis didn't affect me too much! I'm not terribly surprised with my low GPA, but have we determined whether this is a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, they're still considering accepting me, on the other hand, they're still considering denying me...

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:27 pm

moonman157 wrote:Got a request for my Fall grades today...thank God my senioritis didn't affect me too much! I'm not terribly surprised with my low GPA, but have we determined whether this is a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, they're still considering accepting me, on the other hand, they're still considering denying me...


i think its good bec the ball is in your court in a way... get the grades and get in...... so it seems to me

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

Postby DaRascal » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:30 pm

Hope you did well this semester, moonman. I really hope that no one asks for my fall grades, I got a frickin 3.1 this semester! :shock:

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:33 pm

thank god i finished college and dont have the extra pressure of getting good grades now i dont think i could handle an ounce more of this stress......

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

Postby moonman157 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:37 pm

DaRascal wrote:Hope you did well this semester, moonman. I really hope that no one asks for my fall grades, I got a frickin 3.1 this semester! :shock:


Thanks! Should be slightly above a 3.8 LSAC GPA for the semester, which will bring it up a bit, but at least show that I'm still trying in school lol. Part of me was thinking "Screw it all, you're free!" after I submitted all my applications, but now that I got this email I'm glad that I didn't do that :)

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

Postby Elahrairah » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:53 pm

moonman157 wrote:Got a request for my Fall grades today...thank God my senioritis didn't affect me too much! I'm not terribly surprised with my low GPA, but have we determined whether this is a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, they're still considering accepting me, on the other hand, they're still considering denying me...


Based on past years' TLS threads, it looks like a fall grade request is usually thought of as a good sign that they want to accept you. Are you an ED applicant?

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

Postby moonman157 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:11 pm

Elahrairah wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Got a request for my Fall grades today...thank God my senioritis didn't affect me too much! I'm not terribly surprised with my low GPA, but have we determined whether this is a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, they're still considering accepting me, on the other hand, they're still considering denying me...


Based on past years' TLS threads, it looks like a fall grade request is usually thought of as a good sign that they want to accept you. Are you an ED applicant?


Nope, RD

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

Postby gabriella97 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:25 pm

In at Columbia today. ED. So happy about that. Best Christmas gift ever.

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

Postby DevilsAdvocate2016 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:48 pm

gabriella97 wrote:In at Columbia today. ED. So happy about that. Best Christmas gift ever.


Congrats!

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

Postby Elahrairah » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:28 pm

gabriella97 wrote:In at Columbia today. ED. So happy about that. Best Christmas gift ever.


Nicely done. :) You're giving me hope.

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Wow congrats. Still waiting here. If you don't mind, what were your stats?

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:37 pm

one more question, did they call you? Or was it via email or snail mail? Sortof anxious if you can't tell.

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

Postby Sampaguita21 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:39 pm

I think ED decisions are handed out via a pdf attached to e-mail. I was accepted on Dec. 5 and haven't gotten anything via snail mail yet.

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

Postby moonman157 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:51 pm

It seems like a lot of the ED acceptances are for people with GPAs above their median, but LSATs below it. Hopefully this means they need some high LSATs come RD time :lol:

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:00 pm

ok.. so, a 168/3.82 and still waiting

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

Postby Sampaguita21 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:32 pm

Good luck..I have almost the exact same stats (169/3.80) and got in, so don't give up hope! :D

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

Postby Cosmopolitanist » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 pm

Got my email today.

ED.

First LSAT was 165. Second was 173.

GPA was strange because I was training in Shakespearean theatre for a year, so academically I had a 4.08 but taking into account everything it was closer to a 3.6.

Strong softs. I started an incubator and early stage investment fund for social entrepreneurs and have done some consulting for medium size businesses.


Hope this helps and hope to see you all next year!

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:57 pm

thanks guys. The wait is really hard.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:00 pm

moonman157 wrote:It seems like a lot of the ED acceptances are for people with GPAs above their median, but LSATs below it. Hopefully this means they need some high LSATs come RD time :lol:


Ditto this. In fact, I'm exactly at median for both.. here's to everyone failing their December LSATs. Just kidding good luck everyone. Not really though.

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

Postby J90 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you all in August!

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:21 am

moonman157 wrote:It seems like a lot of the ED acceptances are for people with GPAs above their median, but LSATs below it. Hopefully this means they need some high LSATs come RD time :lol:

+1

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

Postby BlueIntarsia » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:16 am

Finally put my stats up on LSN. Can't wait to meet you all in New York City! :D

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

Postby BSC » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:42 am

Don't know if I've checked in this thread yet, but I went complete on 11/28.

Judging by the ED admits, how do you all think this cycle will compare to last? I have a 169,171/3.88 and was considering EDing, but decided against it. If I don't get in RD, I sure will regret not submitting ED.

My school does a january term, and I was planning on taking it off. But I did the math and saw I can have a 3.90 afterward, so I'm forgoing the month of TV and beer.... all in hopes for a better shot here.




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