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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:10 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:15 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?

Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?

Yeah, seems like it's unfortunate for you but there's not much else to do except send them updated grades immediately and hope for the best. Good luck!

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

Postby EquallyWrong » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:19 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?

Maybe include a short explanation as to why they dropped so much if there is a semi-legitimate reason for it...ignoring a request means they will probably assume a whole lot of uncharitable things about you if not disqualify you outright, I don't see that as being a better option than being up front about a .05 dip.

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

Postby tenniscourt » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:23 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?

Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?

Yeah, seems like it's unfortunate for you but there's not much else to do except send them updated grades immediately and hope for the best. Good luck!



At least you're still in consideration! On the bright side, it's not a huge drop by any means and you're clearly strong enough to at least be on the cusp of acceptance so just keep hopes up!

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:25 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?

You know, I'm still wondering why they haven't asked me for mine! My stats are pretty much the opposite of yours (reverse splitter) so maybe they just don't care though.

Still, submit your grades, and good luck!!!

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

Postby bryanjbay12 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:05 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?


That's not what I meant at all, I'm obviously going to give them the information they asked for, I was just wondering if anyone had receivec this email at any point, and what the results were. It seemed odd that I would be getting this email, since even if I had gotten straight A's, I wouldn't have reached their 25th. I'm not angry or stressing about it at all, just happy to be considered with my GPA at all. Just wondering if anyone had this happen.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:26 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?


That's not what I meant at all, I'm obviously going to give them the information they asked for, I was just wondering if anyone had receivec this email at any point, and what the results were. It seemed odd that I would be getting this email, since even if I had gotten straight A's, I wouldn't have reached their 25th. I'm not angry or stressing about it at all, just happy to be considered with my GPA at all. Just wondering if anyone had this happen.


I think there were quite a few grade requests ITT awhile back.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:35 pm

just went complete finally at 8pm. applied 1/30 and it only took them like two months...

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:58 pm

james.bungles wrote:just went complete finally at 8pm. applied 1/30 and it only took them like two months...


Still pending here...

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

Postby papercut » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:33 am

I applied early Dec. just got my decision a few days ago. No idea why it took so long. Keep your head up, it won't be much longer now.

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

Postby papercut » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:34 am

bryanjbay12 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?


That's not what I meant at all, I'm obviously going to give them the information they asked for, I was just wondering if anyone had receivec this email at any point, and what the results were. It seemed odd that I would be getting this email, since even if I had gotten straight A's, I wouldn't have reached their 25th. I'm not angry or stressing about it at all, just happy to be considered with my GPA at all. Just wondering if anyone had this happen.


You were supposed to send them fall grades as soon as they became available. It's in the application instructions.

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

Postby bryanjbay12 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:37 am

papercut wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Email from Columbia asking me for my fall grades today. Unfortunately, they dropped my GPA down about .05, so I can't see that having a positive effect. Regardless, I was already below the 25th, and my LSAT at 173, so I'm not sure what effect this will have. Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this?


Well what are you going to do, just ignore their request?


That's not what I meant at all, I'm obviously going to give them the information they asked for, I was just wondering if anyone had receivec this email at any point, and what the results were. It seemed odd that I would be getting this email, since even if I had gotten straight A's, I wouldn't have reached their 25th. I'm not angry or stressing about it at all, just happy to be considered with my GPA at all. Just wondering if anyone had this happen.


You were supposed to send them fall grades as soon as they became available. It's in the application instructions.


I think TCR is to usually not send bad news unless it is specifically asked for. I highly doubt everyone who applied before december sent in their 1st semester grades.

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

Postby papercut » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:46 am


I think TCR is to usually not send bad news unless it is specifically asked for. I highly doubt everyone who applied before december sent in their 1st semester grades.

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Source: http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/ ... components

If you are in school at the time you submit your application, submit your most recent transcript, and send an updated one to LSAC once your fall grades are available.


I'm sure you're right, but that's what their instructions say. I got in without submitting a grad school grade update, but since no one gives a crap about grad school grades, I'm not sure you can take much from that.

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

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

Postby tenniscourt » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:51 pm

muzzy wrote:Forgot to update here: in last week!

=50% LSAT; >75% GPA.



Congrats!

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:58 pm

muzzy wrote:Forgot to update here: in last week!

=50% LSAT; >75% GPA.


Nice, congrats!

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

Postby tenniscourt » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:01 pm

papercut wrote:I applied early Dec. just got my decision a few days ago. No idea why it took so long. Keep your head up, it won't be much longer now.



Hope it was a good result!

It's hard to feel bad for myself for waiting since January when I hear about people waiting for much longer.

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

Postby wealtheow » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:14 pm

muzzy wrote:Forgot to update here: in last week!

=50% LSAT; >75% GPA.


congrats! :D

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

Postby nonis » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:38 pm

anyone go complete in October and still yet to hear anything?

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

Postby papercut » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:06 pm

nonis wrote:anyone go complete in October and still yet to hear anything?


That's awful. Did you update your grades?

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

Postby nonis » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:16 pm

papercut wrote:
nonis wrote:anyone go complete in October and still yet to hear anything?


That's awful. Did you update your grades?



I'm a couple years out so no grades to update. Haven't heard a thing since going complete in early October

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

Postby blckwsl » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:23 pm

nonis wrote:
papercut wrote:
nonis wrote:anyone go complete in October and still yet to hear anything?


That's awful. Did you update your grades?



I'm a couple years out so no grades to update. Haven't heard a thing since going complete in early October


In the same situation here. I emailed them a couple of days ago and still waiting for a reply.

Hopefully they're not going to ignore the email like they did my application

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:25 pm

blckwsl wrote:
nonis wrote:
papercut wrote:
nonis wrote:anyone go complete in October and still yet to hear anything?


That's awful. Did you update your grades?



I'm a couple years out so no grades to update. Haven't heard a thing since going complete in early October


In the same situation here. I emailed them a couple of days ago and still waiting for a reply.

Hopefully they're not going to ignore the email like they did my application


I doubt they are ignoring your application, however don't be surprised if it takes them a long time to respond to your email.

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

Postby Hitchensian » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Accepted today around 2pm Central via email!!!!!!!

Stats are on LSN. Just went complete a couple weeks ago after a mid-January submission. Very excited!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And NYU hasn't given me a decision yet...am I wrong to think that's highly unusual to hear back from Columbia prior to hearing back from NYU?

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

Postby retaking23 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Hitchensian wrote:Accepted today around 2pm Central via email!!!!!!!

Stats are on LSN. Just went complete a couple weeks ago after a mid-January submission. Very excited!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And NYU hasn't given me a decision yet...am I wrong to think that's highly unusual to hear back from Columbia prior to hearing back from NYU?


woo! congrats!!!




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