Beating the odds: Columbia Reserve c/o 2016

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will you beat the odds?

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

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:55 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:okay, do they have to tell us before school starts on the 15th? That is really soon. I would love to go to Columbia though and can easily move around plans. Just would love to finally know 100% where I am going.

If you're happy to attend up until orientation, make sure they know that :) Otherwise, yep--last year had the huge release wave happen after orientation began, and scoutmaster is right. They mail their rejections even that late in the process.

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:FWIW, class is at 360 people.


sorry i missed this but where are you getting these numbers? a facebook group?


Per earlier posts, they're admitted students with access to a student directory of some sort.

Yep, the number is class of 2016 JD students from our online directory. About as accurate as the number could get, since you have to deposit to be listed. It's at 361 now, by the way.

scoutmaster wrote:can anyone figure out if those who were accepted last year off of third reserve ALL interviewed? it seems to me like time is running out for interviews in general.

No idea on this one. Last year's reserve was a lot less talkative about the whole process. I doubt the YP aspect of an interview becomes less important as we enter August, so they probably just have everything on a fast timeline. Maybe in the last week or so they just call you without scheduling?

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

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:36 pm

By the end of June, the time to make a decision had gotten down to 24 hours. If CLS is anything like the rest of the T14, any admittees at this point are probably required to commit on the spot. That's why I think it's not worth your trouble to stay on if you wouldn't absolutely go, no questions asked.

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

Postby amsong » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:49 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:By the end of June, the time to make a decision had gotten down to 24 hours. If CLS is anything like the rest of the T14, any admittees at this point are probably required to commit on the spot. That's why I think it's not worth your trouble to stay on if you wouldn't absolutely go, no questions asked.


I was given 4 days to decide when I was admitted a couple weeks ago, but at this point, Monochromatic Oeuvre is probably right.

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

Postby Just » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:25 am

Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:34 am

Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:36 am

Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


I give up.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:39 am

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


I give up.


I feel you.

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

Postby lunaraeon » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:49 am

gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.

I may have been overzealous in sharing the numbers... they removed the box to search by class year. Woops.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:52 am

lunaraeon wrote:
gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.

I may have been overzealous in sharing the numbers... they removed the box to search by class year. Woops.


Thanks for your efforts! We'll have to wait it out in complete darkness now..

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

Postby scoutmaster » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 pm

gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.


i seriously hope that he was a part of the original 358. if he was waitlisted with his credentials then NONE of us have a chance.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:23 pm

scoutmaster wrote:
gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.


i seriously hope that he was a part of the original 358. if he was waitlisted with his credentials then NONE of us have a chance.


It doesn't seem he's apart of the Columbia e-mail directory just yet. But if he were... "excuse me, did you happen to be on the second reserve? or were you added to the third? PS did you get cut from HLS last week?" So many questions..

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


Is this a joke? Arent his parents in prison for murder and fraud? And he wants to go to law school?

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:35 pm

I guess we should not judge him by his parents' actions. I wonder if he'll bring his red ferrari to campus or leave it in Cambridge

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:36 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


Is this a joke? Arent his parents in prison for murder and fraud? And he wants to go to law school?


To be fair, we shouldn't judge him based on the actions of his parents... I just think it's a joke at this point, because this type of news confirms just how little I understand the admissions process at CLS...

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

Postby StillIll » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:36 pm

lunaraeon wrote:
gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.

I may have been overzealous in sharing the numbers... they removed the box to search by class year. Woops.


Wow, that's funny. They totally have removed that feature

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

Postby lunaraeon » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:37 pm

gbelle wrote:
scoutmaster wrote:
gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.


i seriously hope that he was a part of the original 358. if he was waitlisted with his credentials then NONE of us have a chance.


It doesn't seem he's apart of the Columbia e-mail directory just yet. But if he were... "excuse me, did you happen to be on the second reserve? or were you added to the third? PS did you get cut from HLS last week?" So many questions..

Yeah, I couldn't find him. But students can ask not to release information.

If you email him, ask for a party invite.
jbagelboy wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


Is this a joke? Arent his parents in prison for murder and fraud? And he wants to go to law school?

Nope, it was in the NYT and is across a few news outlets now. It's a better play than returning to China.

And obviously he'll bring the Porshe, jb please.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:38 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I guess we should not judge him by his parents' actions. I wonder if he'll bring his red ferrari to campus or leave it in Cambridge


He'll totally fit in in Harlem/Morningside Heights.

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

Postby lunaraeon » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:44 pm

StillIll wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:
gbelle wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.



Oh brother... I guess the number is somewhere around 362 now.

I may have been overzealous in sharing the numbers... they removed the box to search by class year. Woops.


Wow, that's funny. They totally have removed that feature

I know. Sigh. Hubris. They'll have to put it back soon though, for legitimate classmate searching.

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

Postby scoutmaster » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:27 pm

Was everyone supposed to respond by August 1

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

Postby gbelle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:48 pm

scoutmaster wrote:Was everyone supposed to respond by August 1


For 3rd reserve? I'm assuming so.

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

Postby jcccc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:49 pm

Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


Wow thats hectic. I wished he was entering in my class next year so I can trash him.

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

Postby gbelle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:51 pm

jcccc wrote:
Just wrote:Chinese media just broke the news that Bo Guagua (the son of Bo Xilai) is in. Not sure if the late coverage means a recent admission.


Wow thats hectic. I wished he was entering in my class next year so I can trash him.


Not nice.

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

Postby StillIll » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:03 pm

Um, not to provide any false hope, but there should be a spot opening up... someone withdrew recently. Not sure if they'll jump to fill it or let it set, but still.

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

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:16 pm

StillIll wrote:Um, not to provide any false hope, but there should be a spot opening up... someone withdrew recently. Not sure if they'll jump to fill it or let it set, but still.


Thanks for the update. Are you able to tell us how you know? I'm assuming the directory remains closed..maybe not. Also, if the class is overfilled, they may be able to afford some drops without extending new offers. Hoping for the best!

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

Postby StillIll » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:38 pm

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:
StillIll wrote:Um, not to provide any false hope, but there should be a spot opening up... someone withdrew recently. Not sure if they'll jump to fill it or let it set, but still.


Thanks for the update. Are you able to tell us how you know? I'm assuming the directory remains closed..maybe not. Also, if the class is overfilled, they may be able to afford some drops without extending new offers. Hoping for the best!


We just know the kid from TLS and he let a few of us know. Got my fingers crossed for you... your dedication here has been pretty impressive




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