longlivetheking wrote:anyone saw how a 179/3.46 was deferred by columbia? are the adcoms still thinking 175+ are reproducing like rats?
deferred isn't rejected. deferred probably means they are holding onto this candidate while they wait to see how this crazy cycle turns out. a candidate like that is insurance for their LSAT median in the case that their incoming class ends up being LSAT-weak. why would a school hurry if they have the option of waiting as long as possible to make their decision? it may end up being the case that columbia isn't terribly affected by the drop in test takers and applicants, so they may not need this guy. also, i wonder if columbia really needs a 179 3.46 if their median is 172 and they can get enough candidates with 172s, 173s and 3.6, 3.7s. i question how much of a benefit it is for someone to be that far above the median when they are such a GPA risk.