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

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

Postby zhcrobert » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:Still waiting here as well. I didn't go complete until Feb though, so I'm thinking maybe they don't feel the need to hold me yet.

early Feb complete as well. radio silence since then.

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

Postby gbelle » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:42 pm

james.bungles wrote:is there anyone still waiting/under review who was NOT held today? Or did they put everyone left on hold (or reject)?


Me. Complete since October. And have heard nothing.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:25 pm

gbelle wrote:
james.bungles wrote:is there anyone still waiting/under review who was NOT held today? Or did they put everyone left on hold (or reject)?


Me. Complete since October. And have heard nothing.


Mind sharing very ballpark stats? You can PM if you wish.

(Just curious as an October person who was held in the first hold wave)

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:07 pm

I'm still not under review...submitted late January.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:09 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:I'm still not under review...submitted late January.


Don't be too disheartened, that isn't unprecedented.

ETA: Yeah I read this as complete, see bom's post.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:11 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:I'm still not under review...submitted late January.


Do you mean you aren't complete? Because once you're complete, there are no more status changes.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:15 pm

FWIW I was a late January submit, complete a week ago and was held today. Stats >50% both.

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

Postby herrowww » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:28 am

...so for those of us that managed to slip through the cracks on the held wave that hit today, does that mean our fate is sealed with a ding within the next few days?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:28 am

herrowww wrote:...so for those of us that managed to slip through the cracks on the held wave that hit today, does that mean our fate is sealed with a ding within the next few days?


Nah not at all.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:57 am

drawstring wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Helds - don't give up!


Any idea why CLS is yield protecting like this? Do you think it was the last minute exodus of people last year?


Maybe, but I don't think that should be over-stated. CLS has been looking to drop class size a bit. They probably predicted 360-365 and wound up with 352. Not exactly a game changer.

From the looks of it and the number of late applicants being held, seems like a combination of more YP than usual, and a realization that the class could fill faster than anticipated from ED and the first few waves. Last year Columbia let a decent number of people in as late as April without reserve, and definitely substantial motion post-reserve in May/June as well.

Our numbers are good and only getting better, so I doubt the admissions office is truly panicking with the yield protection here. Then again, it is getting easier to get into Harvard with so few high scorer's and most people will choose Cambridge over Morningside when given the two options at comparable cost. That surely doesn't escape them. But just from the reactions on this thread, this cycle definitely seems like a different animal from last year. There are always some 174+'s/3.8+'s getting hit with reserve but this is more than usual.

I hope they don't fuck up the yield, but who knows? I'm trusting that they are doing their best to gauge who will take the named schollies and who will most likely accept the offer of admission without huge $$. I mean, Penn and UVA have been pulling this garbage for years - interview process is like a "Why Columbia" essay. If I were you I'd expect a TON of late game action, i.e. April and May. That's why I'm saying: hold tight! And don't let the process ruin you on the school, be it cls or hls or otherwise. No one remembers this crap a year later, I promise.

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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 papercut » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:35 am

JSWright101 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
drawstring wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Helds - don't give up!


Any idea why CLS is yield protecting like this? Do you think it was the last minute exodus of people last year?


Maybe, but I don't think that should be over-stated. CLS has been looking to drop class size a bit. They probably predicted 360-365 and wound up with 352. Not exactly a game changer.

From the looks of it and the number of late applicants being held, seems like a combination of more YP than usual, and a realization that the class could fill faster than anticipated from ED and the first few waves. Last year Columbia let a decent number of people in as late as April without reserve, and definitely substantial motion post-reserve in May/June as well.

Our numbers are good and only getting better, so I doubt the admissions office is truly panicking with the yield protection here. Then again, it is getting easier to get into Harvard with so few high scorer's and most people will choose Cambridge over Morningside when given the two options at comparable cost. That surely doesn't escape them. But just from the reactions on this thread, this cycle definitely seems like a different animal from last year. There are always some 174+'s/3.8+'s getting hit with reserve but this is more than usual.

I hope they don't fuck up the yield, but who knows? I'm trusting that they are doing their best to gauge who will take the named schollies and who will most likely accept the offer of admission without huge $$. I mean, Penn and UVA have been pulling this garbage for years - interview process is like a "Why Columbia" essay. If I were you I'd expect a TON of late game action, i.e. April and May. That's why I'm saying: hold tight! And don't let the process ruin you on the school, be it cls or hls or otherwise. No one remembers this crap a year later, I promise.


As a bit of an insider, do you know if they give scholarship money to those they accept off of the hold in the cases of the +75ths on both measures?


I asked someone who would know, but about other schools, they said, "yes."

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:56 am

herrowww wrote:...so for those of us that managed to slip through the cracks on the held wave that hit today, does that mean our fate is sealed with a ding within the next few days?


If they've had your app for a while I wouldn't expect a ding. Either we are headed right to the reserve or the in pile. I'm going to choose to believe in the latter. Good luck!!

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

Postby Amico2017 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:58 am

How many wait lists does cls have? What's the difference between a hold and a wait list? Thanks

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

Postby herrowww » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:05 am

gbelle wrote:
herrowww wrote:...so for those of us that managed to slip through the cracks on the held wave that hit today, does that mean our fate is sealed with a ding within the next few days?


If they've had your app for a while I wouldn't expect a ding. Either we are headed right to the reserve or the in pile. I'm going to choose to believe in the latter. Good luck!!


I've been complete for 2 months now so they've certainly had enough time to look my file over.. Guess we might as well be optimistic until that email or DLS shows up.

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

Postby anubis1911 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:19 pm

I had my interview around 3-4 weeks ago now...and am still waiting. The interviewer said that I would receive a decision within two weeks... Should I call?

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

Postby OVOXO » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:21 pm

went complete 02/03 and nothing but silence since

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

Postby MA980 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:38 pm

Accepted applicant checking in.

GPA above Median, LSAT above 75th. Admitted early March. Complete in late February. Notified via email with PDF attachment of acceptance letter.

Best of luck to everyone. I know how tough waiting is, as I'm still in limbo with each of HYS. Hopefully we all hear good news soon!

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:29 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:I'm still not under review...submitted late January.


Do you mean you aren't complete? Because once you're complete, there are no more status changes.


Yea still not complete is what I meant.

Edit: And just as I say that...I'm complete.

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

Postby checkers » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:45 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:Yea still not complete is what I meant.

Edit: And just as I say that...I'm complete.


I haven't been accepted yet...

*crickets*

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

Postby papercut » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:34 pm

checkers wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:Yea still not complete is what I meant.

Edit: And just as I say that...I'm complete.


I haven't been accepted yet...

*crickets*


What's your GPA/LSAT in relation to the interquartile ranges?

When did you go complete?

It took almost 4 months for me to get my acceptance. Sit tight.

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

Postby Catherinelo365 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:45 pm

MA980 wrote:Accepted applicant checking in.

GPA above Median, LSAT above 75th. Admitted early March. Complete in late February. Notified via email with PDF attachment of acceptance letter.

Best of luck to everyone. I know how tough waiting is, as I'm still in limbo with each of HYS. Hopefully we all hear good news soon!

Congrats!

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

Postby Catherinelo365 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:47 pm

anubis1911 wrote:I had my interview around 3-4 weeks ago now...and am still waiting. The interviewer said that I would receive a decision within two weeks... Should I call?

Mine is more than 2 weeks too. Just wondering does spring break counts.

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:36 pm

Does Columbia interview everyone or just some applicants?

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

Postby papercut » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:38 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:Does Columbia interview everyone or just some applicants?


They're playing around adding interviews to their admissions. It's completely random. You cannot ask to be interviewed - they really want it to be random.




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