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

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

Postby dempsey6 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:23 am

patfeeney wrote:Anyone know how Columbia deals out rejections? Just email?


gotta imagine if waitlist is email, so is rejection ?

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

Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:26 am

dempsey6 wrote:
patfeeney wrote:Anyone know how Columbia deals out rejections? Just email?


gotta imagine if waitlist is email, so is rejection ?


Do we already know WLs are email?

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

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:29 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:
but seeing as Columbia makes it a point to ask for a supervisor LoR if you are working full-time, I can't help but ask: is the consensus that I probably should send it along now if I have it on hand? Or would that just pointlessly hold up my application? thanks everyone :) ... now back to closely following these post-mark dates!


I didn't send any employer stuff at all. I don't think that will really effect you, honestly. Maybe save it for a waitlist if necessary.


thanks for that :) guess i figured as much, but wanted to hear it from someone else, too

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

Postby pokemonsters » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:35 am

Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.

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

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:58 am

pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


From here on out until April, decisions trickle out.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:11 pm

pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


Someone mentioned that last year's first wave of decisions continued through the following Tuesday. I'm trying to stay optimistic...

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

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:16 pm

There were some 1/30 postmarks received, so for all y'all fretters...31st was Friday, 1st was Saturday Sunday off...if you're in the 3 or 4 day window, (mine took 3) you still have a shot of getting it today!

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

Postby JWP1022 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:16 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


Someone mentioned that last year's first wave of decisions continued through the following Tuesday. I'm trying to stay optimistic...


My acceptance letter (received on Sat.) was postmarked 1/30. It's totally possible for people in the first wave to get their letters today and tomorrow, unless I am literally the only one who had that late a postmark date.

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

Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:34 pm

pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


Historically it looks like there will be a great deal of WLs before Valentine's Day. Can most complete in 2013 expect a decision one way or another in this first wave of WLs and rejects? Or does CLS do uninformed helds?

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

Postby pokemonsters » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:48 pm

JWP1022 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


Someone mentioned that last year's first wave of decisions continued through the following Tuesday. I'm trying to stay optimistic...


My acceptance letter (received on Sat.) was postmarked 1/30. It's totally possible for people in the first wave to get their letters today and tomorrow, unless I am literally the only one who had that late a postmark date.


Thanks for the hope JWP1022. Got my fingers crossed that I get something today or even tomorrow!

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

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:56 pm

Got my University of Chicago package today, but no blue envelopes from Columbia :(

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:56 pm

pokemonsters wrote:
JWP1022 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Someone mentioned that last year's first wave of decisions continued through the following Tuesday. I'm trying to stay optimistic...


My acceptance letter (received on Sat.) was postmarked 1/30. It's totally possible for people in the first wave to get their letters today and tomorrow, unless I am literally the only one who had that late a postmark date.


Thanks for the hope JWP1022. Got my fingers crossed that I get something today or even tomorrow!


Here's hoping for good news for both of us and all those waiting today!

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

Postby samoby » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:23 pm

Trying to figure out if I missed the cut-off for the big wave by figuring out the latest complete date for those who have gotten acceptances. The spreadsheet isn't being much help. From perusing this thread, it looks like 1/9 is the latest complete date for an acceptance that we've seen?

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:27 pm

samoby wrote:Trying to figure out if I missed the cut-off for the big wave by figuring out the latest complete date for those who have gotten acceptances. The spreadsheet isn't being much help. From perusing this thread, it looks like 1/9 is the latest complete date for an acceptance that we've seen?


From DOWNLOADING the spreadsheet and sorting THAT, it looks like the last complete on there to get accepted was 1/6. There are also 6 acceptances who don't have complete dates listed.

(Note: caps are not directed at you, but at anyone who might be tempted to sort the online version of the spreadsheet.)

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:29 pm

I would not be opposed to a magical blue envelope in my mailbox later. Just sayin.

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

Postby koalacity » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:32 pm

wtrc wrote:I would not be opposed to a magical blue envelope in my mailbox later. Just sayin.

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

Postby teenybean » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:41 pm

I really hope some more September/October people get in...


And that maybe I could be one of them??

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

Postby RonMexico1 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:13 pm

Any idea when early- January completes will hear? Seems like they haven't really gotten there yet...

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

Postby Workingtitle » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:20 pm

Anyone from Texas got the acceptance yet?

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

Postby gbelle » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:21 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Sorry if folks already asked similar questions, but here goes. I didn't get any mail from CLS last week so I'm guessing I missed the first wave (or maybe I'm overreacting and the packet will come this week :oops: ). If I'm lucky enough to get an accept later this month, just wondering if decisions trickle out each week or if there will more big waves incoming.


Historically it looks like there will be a great deal of WLs before Valentine's Day. Can most complete in 2013 expect a decision one way or another in this first wave of WLs and rejects? Or does CLS do uninformed helds?


Tekrul (sp?) from last cycle was deferred to rd from Ed. Then held. Then wait listed before getting in if I remember correctly. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of us who applied in 2013 get dragged along like this with no definitive answer

Edit. Helds are informed by email. For me it was in April after applying in early January

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

Postby waferthinmint » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:25 pm

So over the weekend, I came across this great Youtube channel that has student interviews at each top law school, and it has sort of made me fall out of love with Columbia.

First off, the Columbia students just did not win me over as compared to, really, any of the other Top 10 schools that I watched; really seemed to confirm the reports I'd been hearing of CLS being a cold school, uber competitive, and entitled. In addition, they seem deeply unhappy...: http://youtu.be/B7DvvxOtOOY

Then, there was a remark in the Penn vid from a girl who'd been at Columbia for undergrad but decided not to return for law school because her friend who was at CLS was really miserable and hadn't made any friends, and other CLS students she talked to just could not wait to get out of there.

:shock:

Just wanted to share this with y'all, perhaps it will help grant some perspective amid the craziness of this first wave.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby malleus discentium » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:26 pm

RonMexico1 wrote:Any idea when early- January completes will hear? Seems like they haven't really gotten there yet...

FWIW I went complete 1/6 and got my envelope 1/30. So they're there.

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

Postby gbelle » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:27 pm

waferthinmint wrote:So over the weekend, I came across this great Youtube channel that has student interviews at each top law school, and it has sort of made me fall out of love with Columbia.

First off, the Columbia students just did not win me over as compared to, really, any of the other Top 10 schools that I watched; really seemed to confirm the reports I'd been hearing of CLS being a cold school, uber competitive, and entitled: http://youtu.be/B7DvvxOtOOY

Then, there was a remark in the Penn vid from a girl who'd been at Columbia for undergrad but decided not to return for law school because her friend who was at CLS was really miserable and hadn't made any friends, and other CLS students she talked to just could not wait to get out of there.

:shock:

Just wanted to share this with y'all, perhaps it will help grant some perspective amid the craziness of this first wave.


Based on my own anecdotal experience, I would agree with this. The highly competitive, non collegial atmosphere is one reason why I chose to Ed at nyu this cycle. Despite being a Columbia alumn.

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

Postby phillywc » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:30 pm

Super snowy today. My class got canceled. I don't think they are delivering mail. I'm a borderline admit/wl (likely wl) so this is killing me. Just let me know I didn't get it, CLS :/

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

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