Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby malleus discentium » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ph5354a » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:00 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Torture

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:04 pm

ph5354a wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Torture


Kind of. On the other hand, I'm not obsessing over checking it. And by the looks of this thread, things aren't quite as hectic as over at the Harvard thread.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:13 pm

ph5354a wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Torture



I like how that was Jack talking to Jenna about torture.

It's the little things....

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:15 pm

To be honest I wish they all did it like CLS. No status checker updates, no calls or emails. Just a plain old-fashioned letter that you'll get when you get it.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ph5354a » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:17 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Torture



I like how that was Jack talking to Jenna about torture.

It's the little things....


It truly is.

In theory, it's much less torturous than email/status checker nonsense, but on TLS, when you have someone in your same city receiving a NCE, it will turn you into a psychopath who gladly cancels happy hour plans so you can rush home to check the mail.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:30 pm

lawschool22 wrote:To be honest I wish they all did it like CLS. No status checker updates, no calls or emails. Just a plain old-fashioned letter that you'll get when you get it.


Absolutely. Then I could spend less time on TLS.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:31 pm

lawschool22 wrote:To be honest I wish they all did it like CLS. No status checker updates, no calls or emails. Just a plain old-fashioned letter that you'll get when you get it.


x2

Haven't been stressing about CLS at all.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Come on Down » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:42 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Georgetown and Michigan both notify via snail mail with an email follow up a few days later.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Meribor » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:46 pm

I submitted 12/15 and am still stuck at "completion pending." I wasn't worried until I saw that people who submitted after me had already gone complete. All the components are marked as received/complete. Should I call and ask if there's a problem?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby malleus discentium » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:25 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Torture



I like how that was Jack talking to Jenna about torture.

It's the little things....

Image

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:30 pm

Come on Down wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Georgetown and Michigan both notify via snail mail with an email follow up a few days later.


Except Michigan also has the status checker notification.

GULC and CLS are the only T14s I'm aware of where you have to wait for the snail mail.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby vuthy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:31 pm

midwest17 wrote:
Come on Down wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Georgetown and Michigan both notify via snail mail with an email follow up a few days later.


Except Michigan also has the status checker notification.

GULC and CLS are the only T14s I'm aware of where you have to wait for the snail mail.


Though w/GULC, you don't really have to wait, thanks to the ASW hack. (Not sure about CLS.)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:32 pm

vuthy wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
Come on Down wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Anyone know why they do it this way? Do other T14 do it not by phone/email? I assumed email was pretty standard.


Georgetown and Michigan both notify via snail mail with an email follow up a few days later.


Except Michigan also has the status checker notification.

GULC and CLS are the only T14s I'm aware of where you have to wait for the snail mail.


Though w/GULC, you don't really have to wait, thanks to the ASW hack. (Not sure about CLS.)


Well, yeah. Although that's been a somewhat unreliable way of figuring it out, from what I can tell.

Columbia, on the other hand, sends you a PIN with your admission letter. So no hacks there: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... d/activate

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:14 pm

ph5354a wrote:In theory, it's much less torturous than email/status checker nonsense, but on TLS, when you have someone in your same city receiving a NCE, it will turn you into a psychopath who gladly cancels happy hour plans so you can rush home to check the mail.

This.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby xmbeckham » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:39 am

lastsamurai wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Excuse the ignorance, but does Columbia send out acceptances via email or snail mail? I recall something about VCEs in the past so I wasn't sure.


Snail mail only unless international

So email for international?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:10 am

Does the status checker on CLS' website change once a decision is made?

So basically if we are admitted we will find out by mail and if WL or denied, they will notify by email??

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby teampeeta » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:16 am

AAJD2B wrote:Does the status checker on CLS' website change once a decision is made?

So basically if we are admitted we will find out by mail and if WL or denied, they will notify by email??


The status checker doesn't change once you go complete. And in previous years, admitted students have found out via large envelopes in the mail (they used to be an ugly vomit color) while WLs and dings are sent by e-mail.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AAJD2B » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:20 am

Thanks teampeeta!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:07 pm

Checking in. >75 LSAT/GPA and my file hasn't gone complete yet. Good luck, everyone!
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby gta » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:25 pm

ph5354a wrote:In theory, it's much less torturous than email/status checker nonsense, but on TLS, when you have someone in your same city receiving a NCE, it will turn you into a psychopath who gladly cancels happy hour plans so you can rush home to check the mail.


Yeah, I could do without the status checkers, but snail mail would be just as horrible to wait for than email/phone calls, too.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Balthy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:55 pm

gta wrote:
ph5354a wrote:In theory, it's much less torturous than email/status checker nonsense, but on TLS, when you have someone in your same city receiving a NCE, it will turn you into a psychopath who gladly cancels happy hour plans so you can rush home to check the mail.


Yeah, I could do without the status checkers, but snail mail would be just as horrible to wait for than email/phone calls, too.


Plus im terrfied of the vomit letter being lost in the mail or accidntally put in one of my neighbor's boxes who doesn't give a shit and won't get it to me. That's why i have a bunch of law school gmail filters..can't do that with snail mail:/

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:36 pm

ph5354a wrote:In theory, it's much less torturous than email/status checker nonsense, but on TLS, when you have someone in your same city receiving a NCE, it will turn you into a psychopath who gladly cancels happy hour plans so you can rush home to check the mail.


Lol'ed at this. It's hard to get obsessed with snail mail though; you can't constantly checking your mail box. :lol:

Balthy wrote:Plus im terrfied of the vomit letter being lost in the mail or accidntally put in one of my neighbor's boxes who doesn't give a shit and won't get it to me. That's why i have a bunch of law school gmail filters..can't do that with snail mail:/


Yeah I agree. I would think emails/calls are more reliable than mails these days.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tela1283 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:47 pm

So if they follow last year's time table, we should expect the first RD wave letters to be mailed out at the end of this week, right?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby teenybean » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Yikesss




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