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

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

Postby checkers » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:43 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:Beautiful. I love medians.


I hate this. If they've insured their medians that means my stats no longer matter whatsoever to them so they're definitely going to can me/give me nothing in scholarship $ once they decide to address my 'hold'.


Never fear! They still need rockstars to offset the numbers of slackers. We should apply as a 'package deal' =]

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

Postby bravo1085 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:48 pm

p3aceandl0v3 wrote:Am I the only one who still hasn't gone complete? Submitted in mid-February?


Also not complete.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:26 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:I think your other point is really well taken. Medians can actually be insured at some point, that's the beauty of schools not worrying about averages.


Beautiful. I love medians.


I hate this. If they've insured their medians that means my stats no longer matter whatsoever to them so they're definitely going to can me/give me nothing in scholarship $ once they decide to address my 'hold'.

High lsat and gpa still correlate with success in law school. I have very low numbers and waitlists favor those who have great numbers. So don't worry. I'm the one who is concerned.

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

Postby p3aceandl0v3 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:42 pm

bravo1085 wrote:
p3aceandl0v3 wrote:Am I the only one who still hasn't gone complete? Submitted in mid-February?


Also not complete.


When did you submit?

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:24 pm

Just about ready to give up and wait until next cycle.

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:26 pm

I would apply next cycle if I were you. You're likely to get far more $$$ and you stand a better chance of acceptance at most schools, especially if you submit in September.

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:32 pm

drawstring wrote:I would apply next cycle if I were you. You're likely to get far more $$$ and you stand a better chance of acceptance at most schools, especially if you submit in September.


That's what I'm thinking - I did submit in Fall, but February LSAT changed outlook for me.

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:33 pm

corporatebarbarian wrote:
drawstring wrote:I would apply next cycle if I were you. You're likely to get far more $$$ and you stand a better chance of acceptance at most schools, especially if you submit in September.


That's what I'm thinking - I did submit in Fall, but February LSAT changed outlook for me.


I was Columbia early decision btw, so I've been doing this little waiting game since November.

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:36 pm

corporatebarbarian wrote:
drawstring wrote:I would apply next cycle if I were you. You're likely to get far more $$$ and you stand a better chance of acceptance at most schools, especially if you submit in September.


That's what I'm thinking - I did submit in Fall, but February LSAT changed outlook for me.


Given that your game-changing score came back so late I'm not sure how much you benefitted by applying early. Your stats are nearly perfect, and I don't think you should be settling for anything other than $$$$ or HYS.

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:41 pm

drawstring wrote:
corporatebarbarian wrote:
drawstring wrote:I would apply next cycle if I were you. You're likely to get far more $$$ and you stand a better chance of acceptance at most schools, especially if you submit in September.


That's what I'm thinking - I did submit in Fall, but February LSAT changed outlook for me.


Given that your game-changing score came back so late I'm not sure how much you benefitted by applying early. Your stats are nearly perfect, and I don't think you should be settling for anything other than $$$$ or HYS.


It was actually the deferral to regular admissions around new year that prompted me to sit the test again. It was quite a rash decision.

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

Postby waferthinmint » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:54 pm

So... ¿tomorrow?

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

Postby checkers » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:55 pm

I'm curious. Does one have to submit new essays if reapplying? Schools will keep your file for at least a year I would think, and not writing a new essay could be interpreted as blaming the school for the previous cycle.

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

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:53 pm

checkers wrote:I'm curious. Does one have to submit new essays if reapplying? Schools will keep your file for at least a year I would think, and not writing a new essay could be interpreted as blaming the school for the previous cycle.



This is a concern I had after reapplying to mutliple schools last cycle and this current one. First I disagree with the blaimg the school comment thats very off in my opinion. But from speaking with admissions officers I've found that they suggest to improve your PS and essays in any way that you can between the last time you applied. For me I found that I had a solid PS but I was still able to make small edits that made it even better. I also included an addendum on what I had been doing since the last time I applied. Most that I talked to said to improve what you believe to be the weakest aspect of your application but that leaving everything the same isn't to your advantage. I found it to be great advice.

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

Postby billydaduck » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:55 am

Reading the past 5 or so pages has given me solace knowing that others are suffering as well.

Like a couple others I would improve both medians and have a serious interest in going to Columbia and so its painful to try and figure out what to do... deposit deadlines looming... ever... closer...

Stay strong my brothers for soon we will taste the sweet nectar of certainty.

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

Postby checkers » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:20 am

W$RKliveWELL wrote:
checkers wrote:I'm curious. Does one have to submit new essays if reapplying? Schools will keep your file for at least a year I would think, and not writing a new essay could be interpreted as blaming the school for the previous cycle.



This is a concern I had after reapplying to mutliple schools last cycle and this current one. First I disagree with the blaimg the school comment thats very off in my opinion. But from speaking with admissions officers I've found that they suggest to improve your PS and essays in any way that you can between the last time you applied. For me I found that I had a solid PS but I was still able to make small edits that made it even better. I also included an addendum on what I had been doing since the last time I applied. Most that I talked to said to improve what you believe to be the weakest aspect of your application but that leaving everything the same isn't to your advantage. I found it to be great advice.


That sounds like solid advice. An applicant presumably has half a year or so to improve his or her submissions, so tweaking and polishing further can only help. With the addendum used as a status update, I think the application would be fresh enough to warrant a new look.

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

Postby checkers » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:21 am

billydaduck wrote:the sweet nectar of certainty.


Haha, I don't know how sweet a rejection or waitlist will taste. We shall see.

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

Postby checkers » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:54 pm

So tomorrow's the day right? They'll be back from ASD and will hit the 'send' button on the massive waitlist email right as they head out for the weekend.

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

Postby bravo1085 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:08 pm

Oh most dark and mysterious AdComm's, we humbly beseech thee to cast thy gaze upon us, and bestow thy debt-laden blessings upon we unworthy scum, who grovel here only to praise thee; mayhap catch a glimpse of thy awesome countenance.


Maybe that will work.

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

Postby teenybean » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:45 pm

Dear Columbia,

You have 15 days left (for those of us on hold)....not that anyone's counting

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

Postby phillywc » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:46 pm

checkers wrote:So tomorrow's the day right? They'll be back from ASD and will hit the 'send' button on the massive waitlist email right as they head out for the weekend.

They accept one of us and only one. It is tradition.

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Checkers!!! What have you got to say about Friday acceptances!?

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

Postby inlovewithpiper » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:16 pm

Hmmm, guys I am so confused right now.

Let me start by saying that I do NOT have Columbia numbers. I am below both medians (165/3.5X) but Columbia threw me a waiver back in December so I thought, "What the hell! I'll apply." Since then, I have decided to sit a year out and re-take the LSAT so that I might actually be able to apply to schools like Columbia with decent numbers (or with a decent LSAT, at least). Because I made that decision, even though I had already sent off a few apps, I made myself forget the possibility of even getting accepted anywhere this cycle.

Fast forward to today... I remembered that I applied at Columbia and never heard anything back (not that I am expecting to get accepted or even waitlisted, but I had anticipated a rejection letter at some point). Well, I remembered that Columbia likes snail mail letters and my mailbox got taken out by a car in an unfortunate accident involving icy roads back in February and my mail got returned for a couple weeks until I was able to get it fixed. I emailed Columbia just to confirm that they had sent a reject letter that must have been returned (I mean, a 165 isn't getting in, right?) and I got a nice little message back that a decision has not yet been made on my file, and that I can request a final decision by email when it becomes available (although they cannot always guarantee that decisions are able to be sent electronically).

So... huh? Is 165 the new 170? Or is Columbia trolling me hard by not rejecting me outright?
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:29 pm

inlovewithpiper wrote:Hmmm, guys I am so confused right now.

Let me start by saying that I do NOT have Columbia numbers. I am >25% both medians (165/3.5X) but Columbia threw me a waiver back in December so I thought, "What the hell! I'll apply." Since then, I have decided to sit a year out and re-take the LSAT so that I might actually be able to apply to schools like Columbia with decent numbers (or with a decent LSAT, at least). Because I made that decision, even though I had already sent off a few apps, I made myself forget the possibility of even getting accepted anywhere this cycle.

Fast forward to today... I remembered that I applied at Columbia and never heard anything back (not that I am expecting to get accepted or even waitlisted, but I had anticipated a rejection letter at some point). Well, I remembered that Columbia likes snail mail letters and my mailbox got taken out by a car in an unfortunate accident involving icy roads back in February and my mail got returned for a couple weeks until I was able to get it fixed. I emailed Columbia just to confirm that they had sent a reject letter that must have been returned (I mean, a 165 isn't getting in, right?) and I got a nice little message back that a decision has not yet been made on my file, and that I can request a final decision by email when it becomes available (although they cannot always guarantee that decisions are able to be sent electronically).

So... huh? Is 165 the new 170? Or is Columbia trolling me hard by not rejecting me outright?

You're not being trolled. You still have a slim chance.

Columbia is playing it safe right now.

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

Postby checkers » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:13 pm

gbelle wrote:Checkers!!! What have you got to say about Friday acceptances!?


Out of all the days of the week, I think Fridays typically have the best chance for some sort of movement. I can't say if tomorrow will be good or bad, but the combination of the clock ticking (15 days) the fact that ASD is over, and that it's a Friday, I think we can expect something.

Source: who am I kidding at this point?

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

Postby Elleonleo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:53 pm

love ya'll.
i wish you all the best




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