Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

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will you beat the odds?

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

Postby scoutmaster » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:12 pm

syd625 wrote:Just received the second reserve email after not hearing anything previously. How about you guys? Definitely doesn't sound optimistic though.



No, nothing for me. O well.

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:12 pm

megagnarley wrote:
syd625 wrote:Just received the second reserve email after not hearing anything previously. How about you guys? Definitely doesn't sound optimistic though.


Samesies.

Can someone wiser than myself shed some wisdom on this?


Welcome to the club. It is 0% glamorous. There are two relevant bits of info I think that we can use to do some tea leafing speculation (shed wisdom):

A) How long do you have to reply to the invitation?
B) Does the email state when the next determination concerning candidates on Reserve will take place?

Those were the two substantive points in the earlier email and it may be useful to compare it to yours. Did your letter include anything else that seemed important?

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

Postby FlowBro » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:17 pm

Columbia's Reserve process might be the most awkward way of rendering decisions ever

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

Postby scoutmaster » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:19 pm

FlowBro wrote:Columbia's Reserve process might be the most awkward way of rendering decisions ever


Touché

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:23 pm

scoutmaster wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Columbia's Reserve process might be the most awkward way of rendering decisions ever


Touché


False! U Chicago.

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

Postby megagnarley » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:33 pm

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
syd625 wrote:Just received the second reserve email after not hearing anything previously. How about you guys? Definitely doesn't sound optimistic though.


Samesies.

Can someone wiser than myself shed some wisdom on this?


Welcome to the club. It is 0% glamorous. There are two relevant bits of info I think that we can use to do some tea leafing speculation (shed wisdom):

A) How long do you have to reply to the invitation?
B) Does the email state when the next determination concerning candidates on Reserve will take place?

Those were the two substantive points in the earlier email and it may be useful to compare it to yours. Did your letter include anything else that seemed important?


Interesting.

The two points of interest are as follows:

A) I have until July 5th to respond.
B) They state that the next review will begin over the next few weeks.

How does this compare to former letters?

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:48 pm

megagnarley wrote:
JuniperCreekEsq wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
syd625 wrote:Just received the second reserve email after not hearing anything previously. How about you guys? Definitely doesn't sound optimistic though.


Samesies.

Can someone wiser than myself shed some wisdom on this?


Welcome to the club. It is 0% glamorous. There are two relevant bits of info I think that we can use to do some tea leafing speculation (shed wisdom):

A) How long do you have to reply to the invitation?
B) Does the email state when the next determination concerning candidates on Reserve will take place?

Those were the two substantive points in the earlier email and it may be useful to compare it to yours. Did your letter include anything else that seemed important?


Interesting.

The two points of interest are as follows:

A) I have until July 5th to respond.
B) They state that the next review will begin over the next few weeks.

How does this compare to former letters?


Ok, so this confirms my general theory that we mustn't harp on the correspondence. Instead, we should focus on previous threads. If I remember correctly, last year's thread had a 'big wave' around the 17th of July. That seems to reflect the timeline that you were informed of.

The previous email requested a reply by June 24 (about 10 days after it was sent) and said the next review would be at the end of June. I think we can all chill for two weeks.

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

Postby syd625 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:35 pm

scoutmaster wrote:No, nothing for me. O well.


I'm not sure that's a bad sign. If you're headed to Chicago, your numbers are likely better than mine. Maybe they need a URM/other non-traditional student and were going through the pile to figure out who would get the second reserve email and who would receive a feeler call.

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

Postby scoutmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:38 am

syd625 wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:No, nothing for me. O well.


I'm not sure that's a bad sign. If you're headed to Chicago, your numbers are likely better than mine. Maybe they need a URM/other non-traditional student and were going through the pile to figure out who would get the second reserve email and who would receive a feeler call.



Ah your optimism is really kind-----what do you guys think? Should I call?

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

Postby nextstep222 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:40 am

scoutmaster wrote:
syd625 wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:No, nothing for me. O well.


I'm not sure that's a bad sign. If you're headed to Chicago, your numbers are likely better than mine. Maybe they need a URM/other non-traditional student and were going through the pile to figure out who would get the second reserve email and who would receive a feeler call.



Ah your optimism is really kind-----what do you guys think? Should I call?


I would!

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:54 am

nextstep222 wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:
syd625 wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:No, nothing for me. O well.


I'm not sure that's a bad sign. If you're headed to Chicago, your numbers are likely better than mine. Maybe they need a URM/other non-traditional student and were going through the pile to figure out who would get the second reserve email and who would receive a feeler call.



Ah your optimism is really kind-----what do you guys think? Should I call?


I would!


It's a personal choice. If you choose to, maybe begin with "I'm willing to wait as long as necessary" just to make clear that you don't mean to pressure them and to keep them off the defensive. Either way, let us know!

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

Postby scoutmaster » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:10 pm

contacted the admissions office and a decision has not yet been made and they hope to make a decision on my candidacy soon...it looks like i may just be one of the last to hear which is fine these things take time i am just waiting to put down money on an apartment until i hear something. :(

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:28 pm

scoutmaster wrote:contacted the admissions office and a decision has not yet been made and they hope to make a decision on my candidacy soon...it looks like i may just be one of the last to hear which is fine these things take time i am just waiting to put down money on an apartment until i hear something. :(


they've never communicated info specific to my application during calls/visits. you got more info than i think most of us have. i don't wanna build you up, but i think that's a positive. sounds like they just asked you to hang on a bit more - they don't do that for people they're partial toward releasing. good luck!

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

Postby scoutmaster » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:27 pm

Is the office even open today?

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

Postby scoutmaster » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:42 am

I really really really hope next week is my week. If people on second reserve start hearing back before me I might just go crazy.

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

Postby scoutmaster » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:02 am

when is second reserve supposed to begin hearing back? i hope i hear something before second reserve begins to hear back.

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

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:22 pm

scoutmaster wrote:when is second reserve supposed to begin hearing back? i hope i hear something before second reserve begins to hear back.

I don't know if more specific dates were in the second reserve email, but last year third reserve went out about mid-July after second reserve being mid-June. I would think if they're going to make more calls prior to the next reserve, it would be in the next week and a half, but at this point who knows.

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

Postby skprowler » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:15 pm

I finally got the second reserve email. Was hoping for better news, but at least its not worse.

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:20 pm

skprowler wrote:I finally got the second reserve email. Was hoping for better news, but at least its not worse.


Congrats. What does it mean that they sent a 2nd Reserve invitation nearly one month after the original batch? Does that tell us anything about the 3rd Reserve timeline? Last year's thread had more movement around July 17

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

Postby scoutmaster » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:37 pm

skprowler wrote:I finally got the second reserve email. Was hoping for better news, but at least its not worse.


+1

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

Postby amsong » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:33 pm

I received a request for an interview on Monday. I had my interview on Wednesday, and was just admitted (and accepted the offer) via phone call today.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:50 pm

amsong wrote:I received a request for an interview on Monday. I had my interview on Wednesday, and was just admitted (and accepted the offer) via phone call today.


Hot damn, nice!

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

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:57 pm

amsong wrote:I received a request for an interview on Monday. I had my interview on Wednesday, and was just admitted (and accepted the offer) via phone call today.


Congrats!

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

Postby lunaraeon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:58 pm

amsong wrote:I received a request for an interview on Monday. I had my interview on Wednesday, and was just admitted (and accepted the offer) via phone call today.

Awesome! Good to hear they're still filling spots. On a related note, are your LSN numbers (3.67/169) accurate?

(Also, join us over in the Class thread.)

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

Postby amsong » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Thank you! I'm excited. Might be in shock.

lunaraeon wrote:
amsong wrote:I received a request for an interview on Monday. I had my interview on Wednesday, and was just admitted (and accepted the offer) via phone call today.

Awesome! Good to hear they're still filling spots. On a related note, are your LSN numbers (3.67/169) accurate?

(Also, join us over in the Class thread.)


Yes, my numbers are accurate. Which is part of the reason for my shock.




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