Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

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chadbrochill
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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby chadbrochill » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:06 am

KingFish wrote:Man, Columbia is devouring the splitters.

*splitter fist bump


Splitters! oh wait...nvm :oops:
(not getting into Columbia, but enjoying the ride)

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby DukeofCambridge » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:38 am

bailey8078 wrote:
DukeofCambridge wrote:I'm an international student and haven't received any sort of contact re: 2nd reserve list. Given that it's now 2 weeks past when I should have heard, should I contact them?

What 2 weeks? My email was 6/12.



weren't we supposed to hear back at the beginning of june?

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:22 am

buddyboy wrote:176 LSAT and about 3.5 LSAC GPA, though when I applied it was lower.


Oh man, these are nearly exactly my numbers, though his GPA is slightly higher than mine.

Should I be excited the splitter train is going along, or should I be thinking that they just filled the spot earmarked for those numbers with him instead of me? My initial thought is that it makes them less likely to take me now, but more likely to take me if/when a couple spots open up later. If that means they are in fact going to reserve me for the time being, it's going to be a nerve-wracking two months keeping up with the WL movement at HYS, knowing I'm close enough that literally every single CLS depositor who gets in could be the one that pushes me over that sweet, sweet edge.

I think everyone who has been taken so far has been a 174 or higher, with the exception of an Ivy 3.75/171 reported on LSN. But a CLS-deposited HYS waitlister is more likely to be above the GPA median than the LSAT median, so perhaps a couple reverse-splitter spots will open in the coming months.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby rosietheriveter » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:37 am

Hey guys, sorry for not chiming in before, but I thought I should dispel the myth that all of the reserve-accepts have been splitters with high LSATS. My LSAT is below the 25th percentile and my GPA is between 50-75 percentile. My WE is unusual, so perhaps that's what did it.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby Lurkasaurus » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:42 pm

Just confirmed a phone interview for this week. I know some schools (like Chicago) will call to gauge interest and then usually admit enthusiastic students a couple days later, but it seems like Columbia interviews you and then... Limbo? Is there a timeframe in which applicants selected to interview normally hear back?

I'm a high LSAT / very low GPA splitter, for what it's worth.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:45 pm

Lurkasaurus wrote:Just confirmed a phone interview for this week. I know some schools (like Chicago) will call to gauge interest and then usually admit enthusiastic students a couple days later, but it seems like Columbia interviews you and then... Limbo? Is there a timeframe in which applicants selected to interview normally hear back?

I'm a high LSAT / very low GPA splitter, for what it's worth.


Welcome to Limbo! I was getting lonely.

Thus far this cycle, hearing back after your interview has taken anywhere from two days to two weeks.

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Monochromatic Oeuvre
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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:50 pm

My slow descent into madness waiting for CLS to get back to me, Day 4: The Day Every Email Made My Heart Jump And Subsequently Pissed Me Off When It Wasn't Columbia

Dammit Creighton, not today! And for the love of God, stop emailing me.

Listen up, Hulu, Youtube, Twitter, and Wells Fargo: I have no idea why the hell you email me, but until further notice, could you not? I'm not about to be taken for a momentary emotional roller coaster so you can tell me what garbage is "trending" this week.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:41 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:My slow descent into madness waiting for CLS to get back to me, Day 4: The Day Every Email Made My Heart Jump And Subsequently Pissed Me Off When It Wasn't Columbia

Dammit Creighton, not today! And for the love of God, stop emailing me.

Listen up, Hulu, Youtube, Twitter, and Wells Fargo: I have no idea why the hell you email me, but until further notice, could you not? I'm not about to be taken for a momentary emotional roller coaster so you can tell me what garbage is "trending" this week.


Yeup, I get emails from all of the above, plus nordstroms, bloomingdales, neiman marcus, netflix, ect.

I keep them all in a separate email from the one I used for LS admissions. This way I knew, when something showed up in THAT inbox, it had at least somewhat relevant content to my life.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby toothbrush » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Rejected by mail today

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:08 pm

ugh, toothbrush, I'm sorry. but you can still fight the good fight for HLS!!!!

my email story today: I had sent my transcript last week and forgotten about it, and had an email from columbia waiting for me this morning. nearly pissed myself. then discovered it was just a response to my transcript.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:49 pm

Just got a call from "BLOCKED".

My forehead began to sweat, my hands trembled.

"Hi, is this JCE?"
"Yes, may I ask who's speaking?"
"This is Janice, your J Crew order has arrived."


:x

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby ruru » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:30 pm

toothbrush wrote:Rejected by mail today


So does this mean they are sending both email and regular mail rejection letters? This makes me nervous... I haven't received a second reserve email or rejection email... but I guess that means something could be waiting in the mailbox for me when I get home from work....

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby eomea5 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:08 pm

ruru wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Rejected by mail today


So does this mean they are sending both email and regular mail rejection letters? This makes me nervous... I haven't received a second reserve email or rejection email... but I guess that means something could be waiting in the mailbox for me when I get home from work....


my rejection was also sent via post. i dont believe there are have been any accounts of a rejection email.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby scoutmaster » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Any rejections via snail mail on the west coast yet?

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:22 pm

scoutmaster wrote:Any rejections via snail mail on the west coast yet?

Got mine in California on Saturday

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby scoutmaster » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:00 pm

stone_fox wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:Any rejections via snail mail on the west coast yet?

Got mine in California on Saturday


:( thanks. i don't know if this news makes me more hopefully or even more terribly concerned (i have no been asked for second reserve yet and have not received a ding either).

i cannot believe that all of this nonsense if coming up on a year. i'm so over you, Columbia.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby Just » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:55 pm

hyjintherye wrote:
Just wrote:For people who haven't received second reserve email, is it doomed to be a rejection? Since I live abroad, if the rejection is sent by mail, it may be lost on the way...


I think the person above meant email. My email attachment says "by email only" just as the reserve attachment did.


Isn't this a case of rejection by email?

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby hyjintherye » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:31 am

Just wrote:
hyjintherye wrote:
Just wrote:For people who haven't received second reserve email, is it doomed to be a rejection? Since I live abroad, if the rejection is sent by mail, it may be lost on the way...


I think the person above meant email. My email attachment says "by email only" just as the reserve attachment did.


Isn't this a case of rejection by email?


I'm sorry for the confusion. I got the second reserve invite via email. It seems they are extending second reserve invites via email only (and that's why I assumed any rejections would be through email also) but rejections via mail. I don't know why they just can't email everyone.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:27 am

hyjintherye wrote: I don't know why they just can't email everyone.

it cuts deeper to have to open the letter of rejection as opposed to just click on it

sadistic bastards.

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:33 am

did anyone respond to the second reserve invitation with a letter in addition to the online signup?

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby bailey8078 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:48 am

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:did anyone respond to the second reserve invitation with a letter in addition to the online signup?


I'm going to next week

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:02 am

toothbrush wrote:
hyjintherye wrote: I don't know why they just can't email everyone.

it cuts deeper to have to open the letter of rejection as opposed to just click on it

sadistic bastards.


lol... yeah but seriously... at this late in the admissions season... why why can't they just email :(

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby LRGhost » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:45 am

ding by mail

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:51 am

LRGhost wrote:ding by mail

-.- sorry bro

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Re: Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

Postby syd625 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:14 pm

Has anyone on the east coast still not heard anything? I'm in the mid-atlantic and haven't received a second reserve email or the expected snail mail ding.




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