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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:23 pm

I don't see it as a good sign for people with numbers at/above both medians. I would have also greatly preferred getting in than getting a 'decision' email telling me that they cannot make a decision on my file.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:41 pm

Yeah Columbia is totally not my BFF this cycle.

Resurrecting this, seems oddly relevant:

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For those sending in LOCIs, are you doing it via their submission form, or email, or pigeon?

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

Postby EquallyWrong » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:41 pm

drawstring wrote:Held with a 4.1+/173

You got robbed, but you'll probably end up getting in after a month or two if you still care to go.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:43 pm

So, what do I say in a LOCI if I have no new grades, awards, promotions, etc? Just something about loving Columbia?

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:44 pm

drawstring wrote:So, what do I say in a LOCI if I have no new grades, awards, promotions, etc? Just something about loving Columbia?


+100

I just recently sent them all my updates.... So now what should I say?

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

Postby thewaves » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Sorry to hear about the holds, I'm sure Columbia is trying to be cautious this cycle with yield. Say something to convince them about fit if you really want to attend!

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

Postby kershka » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:48 pm

Wow, super sorry about all the holds guys :( I have no idea what Columbia is doing this cycle.

I'm still hanging in there for now but with all these fantastic applicants getting held, I'm not sure that it's a good thing.

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

Postby ifiknew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:54 pm

I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:58 pm

ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I would withdraw from any place that waitlisted me that wasn't harvard or stanford. I won't withdraw from columbia until I am waitlisted. (I did withdraw from Penn when I was waitlisted.)

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

Postby charlie.black » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:07 pm

ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I have withdrawn from 4 of the t14...hth. 2 i was accepted. 1 was after i was invited to interview pre-admission. the last was before i had heard anything.

I guess i know my list and when higher options were locked in, the lower preferences became unnecessary. and i figured it might help some other kid out/better for the school to know.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:07 pm

drawstring wrote:So, what do I say in a LOCI if I have no new grades, awards, promotions, etc? Just something about loving Columbia?


Re-affirm your desire to attend. Tell them your goals after LS and why Columbia is uniquely suited to help you achieve them. Tell them what you bring to Columbia. And tell them how much you would love to go there and that they are at the top of your list.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:08 pm

charlie.black wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I have withdrawn from 4 of the t14...hth. 2 i was accepted. 1 was after i was invited to interview pre-admission. the last was before i had heard anything.

I guess i know my list and when higher options were locked in, the lower preferences became unnecessary. and i figured it might help some other kid out/better for the school to know.


Are your parents paying for LS? Or did you already get full scholarships somewhere at your higher schools?
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:08 pm

Wow, this thread has been going nuts today. I submitted my application 1/19 and I'm still waiting just to go "complete". At this rate, if I am eventually admitted, it'll be summer!

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

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:10 pm

I was sort of miffed at the subject of the email: "Columbia Law School Admissions Decision." FYI, Columbia, "held" is not an admissions decision.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:11 pm

"our decision is that we haven't made a decision"

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:12 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:So, what do I say in a LOCI if I have no new grades, awards, promotions, etc? Just something about loving Columbia?


Re-affirm your desire to attend. Tell them your goals after LS and why Columbia is uniquely suited to help you achieve them. Tell them what you bring to Columbia. And tell them how much you would love to go there and that they are at the top of your list.


Thanks.

I can really see how holding strong applicants could weed out those who aren't really excited about Columbia.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:18 pm

ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


We're in the same boat (and I think a lot of others are as well).
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Gary » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:19 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I would withdraw from any place that waitlisted me that wasn't harvard or stanford. I won't withdraw from columbia until I am waitlisted. (I did withdraw from Penn when I was waitlisted.)


???? Why? Have you gotten into Yale? Rubenstein? Srs question.

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

Postby AdInfinitum » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:22 pm

cesium wrote:Wow, this thread has been going nuts today. I submitted my application 1/19 and I'm still waiting just to go "complete". At this rate, if I am eventually admitted, it'll be summer!


Submitted mine 1/13 and still pending. It's quite the wait!

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

Postby EquallyWrong » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:23 pm

ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.

I haven't withdrawn due to both laziness and spite. Perhaps if I got word from a certain top six school I might be more inclined to snap into gear...

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

Postby checkers » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:26 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


We're in the same boat (and I think a lot of others are as well).


+1

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:27 pm

Gary wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I would withdraw from any place that waitlisted me that wasn't harvard or stanford. I won't withdraw from columbia until I am waitlisted. (I did withdraw from Penn when I was waitlisted.)


???? Why? Have you gotten into Yale? Rubenstein? Srs question.


Because I am happy with the places I've gotten into enough that I wouldn't wait on the waitlist except for HYS. Except for I didn't apply to Yale haha.

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:28 pm

Went complete in December and still nothing. I'd take a rejection or hold at this point.

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

Postby charlie.black » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:28 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
charlie.black wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I have withdrawn from 4 of the t14...hth. 2 i was accepted. 1 was after i was invited to interview pre-admission. the last was before i had heard anything.

I guess i know my list and when higher options were locked in, the lower preferences became unnecessary. and i figured it might help some other kid out/better for the school to know.


Are your parents paying for LS? Or did you already get full scholarships somewhere at your higher schools?


pmed

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:33 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
Gary wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
ifiknew wrote:I wonder how many people actually withdraw from schools in the T14 that they most likely will not go to before May. Am I alone in not having withdrawn anywhere at this point even though I know there's a small chance of me going to certain schools where I'm on the WL or have been accepted. I just want to be absolutely certain, so I can't bring myself to withdraw. I'm just thinking about this given the large number of people that seem to be on the "held" list at Columbia.


I would withdraw from any place that waitlisted me that wasn't harvard or stanford. I won't withdraw from columbia until I am waitlisted. (I did withdraw from Penn when I was waitlisted.)


???? Why? Have you gotten into Yale? Rubenstein? Srs question.


Because I am happy with the places I've gotten into enough that I wouldn't wait on the waitlist except for HYS. Except for I didn't apply to Yale haha.


Unless the $$ isn't an issue, I wouldn't recommend withdrawing. You can always use those other schools to help you in scholarship negotiation.




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