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

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

Postby logicspeaks » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:49 am

jy9626 wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:I know they say that you must submit a request to use the February LSAT score in your application, but are they really going to ignore my updated CAS report if I don't? Went from 160 to 171.


I can't answer your question. But if you can, why don't you wait for the next cycle? You chances will be far better if you apply this fall.

I'm going to see what happens this cycle and go from there.

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

Postby moopness » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:55 am

Does anyone think Columbia is being this way with admissions this year because they are tired of being tied with Chicago at 4 and want to do whatever they can to get ahead of them in the rankings?

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

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:19 am

logicspeaks wrote:I know they say that you must submit a request to use the February LSAT score in your application, but are they really going to ignore my updated CAS report if I don't? Went from 160 to 171.



They automatically consider your score if they have not made a decision on your application.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:21 am

moopness wrote:Does anyone think Columbia is being this way with admissions this year because they are tired of being tied with Chicago at 4 and want to do whatever they can to get ahead of them in the rankings?

Waitlisting >75 people is not the way to do that. So I doubt it.

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

Postby Joe Christmas » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:26 am

moopness wrote:Does anyone think Columbia is being this way with admissions this year because they are tired of being tied with Chicago at 4 and want to do whatever they can to get ahead of them in the rankings?


Not really sure, but I do think they are running the risk of shooting themselves in the foot by being so weird and dragging this out. People with similar or better options are having lots of time to get comfy with other possibilities.

(I could just be annoyed, though. Above both 75ths, solid softs, and radio silence since September.)

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

Postby Plainsman11011 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:01 pm

Any holds that sent LOCI's heard anything from Columbia? (Besides acknowledging they received your LOCI)

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:03 pm

Plainsman11011 wrote:Any holds that sent LOCI's heard anything from Columbia? (Besides acknowledging they received your LOCI)


Nope, of course I haven't even had the LOCI acknowledged :lol:

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:14 pm

OK total neuroticism/ self-interest in asking this, but do we have any sort of consensus as to why early to mid-cycle applicants (November or early December) with high numbers (around or above the 75ths) have heard nothing at all yet?

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

Postby charlie.black » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:15 pm

Joe Christmas wrote:
moopness wrote:Does anyone think Columbia is being this way with admissions this year because they are tired of being tied with Chicago at 4 and want to do whatever they can to get ahead of them in the rankings?


Not really sure, but I do think they are running the risk of shooting themselves in the foot by being so weird and dragging this out. People with similar or better options are having lots of time to get comfy with other possibilities.

(I could just be annoyed, though. Above both 75ths, solid softs, and radio silence since September.)


+1

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:17 pm

wtrc wrote:OK total neuroticism/ self-interest in asking this, but do we have any sort of consensus as to why early to mid-cycle applicants (November or early December) with high numbers (around or above the 75ths) have heard nothing at all yet?


hi wtrc
it's probably because your app sucks
hth

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:25 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
wtrc wrote:OK total neuroticism/ self-interest in asking this, but do we have any sort of consensus as to why early to mid-cycle applicants (November or early December) with high numbers (around or above the 75ths) have heard nothing at all yet?


hi wtrc
it's probably because your app sucks
hth


:lol:

I wish I could figure out what's going on...this is killing me with my early October submit. If they don't want me, I'd be pretty upset, but I'd rather know earlier rather than later.

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

Postby BanjoCalhoun » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:29 pm

Similar anxieties here about an early app without any word back so far. Went back and looked at my app and am concerned that my personal statement was basically a narrative on an experience whereas they seem to ask for something that addresses career interests. Is there anyone else who thinks this may have given the admissions committee pause? Or am I the only one who needs to learn to read instructions better?

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

Postby OVOXO » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:33 pm

are acceptances emailed or mailed (or both)

Sorry, I’ve become TLS neurotic after fighting the urge to come back on here (finished the wire in the meantime!)

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:37 pm

BanjoCalhoun wrote:Similar anxieties here about an early app without any word back so far. Went back and looked at my app and am concerned that my personal statement was basically a narrative on an experience whereas they seem to ask for something that addresses career interests. Is there anyone else who thinks this may have given the admissions committee pause? Or am I the only one who needs to learn to read instructions better?


Columbia Application wrote:Candidates to Columbia Law School are required to submit a personal essay or statement supplementing required application materials. This statement may provide the Admissions Committee with information regarding matters such as: personal, family, or educational background; experiences and talents of special interests; reasons for applying to Columbia Law School as they may relate to personal goals and professional expectations; or any other factors that you think should inform the Committee's evaluation of your candidacy for admission, employment, and community service.


This doesn't read as career goals only to me...

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:38 pm

OVOXO wrote:are acceptances emailed or mailed (or both)

Sorry, I’ve become TLS neurotic after fighting the urge to come back on here (finished the wire in the meantime!)


Both have been happening over the past week or so for domestic and international applicants

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

Postby BanjoCalhoun » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:46 pm

lastsamurai wrote:This doesn't read as career goals only to me...


Fair enough, I think at this point I'm reading into anything that would explain any problems they might have seen with my app.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:48 pm

They're just going to hold off on your apps for another month before deciding to send you an interview invite :roll: :lol:

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

Postby illyria » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:06 pm

BanjoCalhoun wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:This doesn't read as career goals only to me...


Fair enough, I think at this point I'm reading into anything that would explain any problems they might have seen with my app.


FWIW, there was nothing about career goals in my PS and I ended up with a Hamilton.

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

Postby BanjoCalhoun » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:11 pm

illyria wrote:
BanjoCalhoun wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:This doesn't read as career goals only to me...


Fair enough, I think at this point I'm reading into anything that would explain any problems they might have seen with my app.


FWIW, there was nothing about career goals in my PS and I ended up with a Hamilton.


Congrats, maybe I can forget that particular concern and just keep hoping.

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

Postby btmoney84 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:02 pm

Just got an email saying I was held. Any consensus on why people are being held?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:04 pm

btmoney84 wrote:Just got an email saying I was held. Any consensus on why people are being held?


All of us who are held are in contention for the secret Bamilton scholarship, which is a Full Ride + 75k stipend.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:05 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
btmoney84 wrote:Just got an email saying I was held. Any consensus on why people are being held?


All of us who are held are in contention for the secret Bamilton scholarship, which is a Full Ride + 75k stipend.


Read this as "Batmanilton"

NY = Gotham

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:08 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
btmoney84 wrote:Just got an email saying I was held. Any consensus on why people are being held?


All of us who are held are in contention for the secret Bamilton scholarship, which is a Full Ride + 75k stipend.


Read this as "Batmanilton"

NY = Gotham


I could get behind a Batman LS scholarship.




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