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

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:55 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I would say definitely not, particularly after this past cycle.


Exactly. See below:

Mike Spivey wrote:At most places where i consistently speak with admissions friends application are down or level. The one school I know of where applications are up is WUSTL, which makes a good deal of sense given that they gave out so an unprecedented amount of money last cycle. Almost categorically schools seem acutely worried about a dearth in LSAT scores and that their medians will drop, including way up towards the top.

That is what I know, hopefully we will get some data soon.

Mike Spivey wrote:I can't give specifics for confidentiality reasons, with both clients and friends who are in the admissions world, but what we seem to be seeing early on, even at the top (which always trickles down so will impact middle of tier 1) is the strong*potential* (still early but growing evidence) that floors on gpa will be lowered or considerably lowered for a mad LSAT free for all AND that top schools may be offering substantial money early. The scholarship early part would be a boon for leveraging offers before the LSAC date when schools can say "accept our money or we can rescind your offer" .

So again, early indication is very good news for you dashing folks. This could be about the best cycle ever for applicants.

Mike Spivey wrote:My prediction 3 weeks ago was that we would see a good deal more admits at previously established floors, but not a lowering of the floors. So the early evidence is I was off and there may be a more seismic change.

Mike Spivey wrote:Yep, "mad LSAT free for all" as in trying to gobble up LSATs at the top because they are in short supply rather than the LSAT scores are angry from lack of company. (although that might apply here too)

Mike Spivey wrote:...I mean LSAT scores in the 173+ range.

For schools I think just about everyone is going to be impacted although t3 perhaps less so than the others. Still, even at a t3 I think there already might be some shift in strategy. No mas on this!


You can read more over in this thread around page 62 onward: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=197451&start=1525

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:01 pm

As usual LS22, extremely helpful and well-informed! :)

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

Postby almondjoy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:05 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:As usual LS22, extremely helpful and well-informed! :)

Agreed, great stuff LS22

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:10 pm

almondjoy wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:As usual LS22, extremely helpful and well-informed! :)

Agreed, great stuff LS22


I try! I have to admit, I had already posted that on another thread, so this was just a copy and paste job :D

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

Postby runthetrap » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:16 pm

great info, thanks ls22

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

Postby cway » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:47 pm

Very helpful! There's no chance that this will have an effect on need-based aid at HYS is there?
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:53 pm

cway wrote:Very helpful! There's no chance that this will have an affect on need-based aid at HYS is there?


Nope. Need is need either way.

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

Postby goldgirl786 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:49 pm

Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol

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

Postby 05062014 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:52 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol


+1... At least now we know

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

Postby Robert_Bert » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:32 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol


Great....another 3+ weeks of anxiety! Love it!

Edit: thanks for calling, though.

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

Postby worried0L » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol


Great....another 3+ weeks of anxiety! Love it!

Edit: thanks for calling, though.



at least we have hope that:

1. not all of us are holds/rejects
2. they're still making decisions based on the RD pool, which is good news because they're trying to see if they need our numbers.

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

Postby Robert_Bert » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:05 pm

worried0L wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol


Great....another 3+ weeks of anxiety! Love it!

Edit: thanks for calling, though.



at least we have hope that:

1. not all of us are holds/rejects
2. they're still making decisions based on the RD pool, which is good news because they're trying to see if they need our numbers.


Yeah, it's good news insofar as it reveals (if accurate) that we are still being evaluated/they haven't finished reviewing ED apps (aka, not automatic deferals). Sounds like we may not be hearing for another few weeks, however...not feeling good about my Thursday prediction.

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

Postby goldgirl786 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:07 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:
worried0L wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:Was that annoying person that called to find out a time frame for the rest of the ED...was told they will try to get them out by the end of the month but will probs run into january. so that's that lol


Great....another 3+ weeks of anxiety! Love it!

Edit: thanks for calling, though.



at least we have hope that:

1. not all of us are holds/rejects
2. they're still making decisions based on the RD pool, which is good news because they're trying to see if they need our numbers.


Yeah, it's good news insofar as it reveals (if accurate) that we are still being evaluated/they haven't finished reviewing ED apps (aka, not automatic deferals). Sounds like we may not be hearing for another few weeks, however...not feeling good about my Thursday prediction.



He did say they are trying the best they can to get them all out by this month so hopefully they're grinding....for the sake of our sanity.

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

Postby hyp7 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:01 pm

ED admit here--as the glow of acceptance is wearing off, I'm starting to regret slightly my decision to do ED (less likely to get $$$). Ivy undergrad, 171/3.7, LGBT, non-URM, good recs, was it a wise choice with those numbers or should I have done RD? :|

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

Postby midwest17 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:04 pm

hyp7 wrote:ED admit here--as the glow of acceptance is wearing off, I'm starting to regret slightly my decision to do ED (less likely to get $$$). Ivy undergrad, 171/3.7, LGBT, non-URM, good recs, was it a wise choice with those numbers or should I have done RD? :|


What's done is done.

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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 05062014 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:09 pm

midwest17 wrote:
hyp7 wrote:ED admit here--as the glow of acceptance is wearing off, I'm starting to regret slightly my decision to do ED (less likely to get $$$). Ivy undergrad, 171/3.7, LGBT, non-URM, good recs, was it a wise choice with those numbers or should I have done RD? :|


What's done is done.


You're not in the running for a butler or Hamilton so ur merit aid should not be any different, imo

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:20 pm

hyp7 wrote:ED admit here--as the glow of acceptance is wearing off, I'm starting to regret slightly my decision to do ED (less likely to get $$$). Ivy undergrad, 171/3.7, LGBT, non-URM, good recs, was it a wise choice with those numbers or should I have done RD? :|


Completely depends on your goals, but you probably would have been a lot less likely to get in without the ED (or it would have been close) so if you wanted CLS then you succeeded. You should have a nice outcome!

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

Postby BrianG » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:57 pm

abdistotle wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
hyp7 wrote:ED admit here--as the glow of acceptance is wearing off, I'm starting to regret slightly my decision to do ED (less likely to get $$$). Ivy undergrad, 171/3.7, LGBT, non-URM, good recs, was it a wise choice with those numbers or should I have done RD? :|


What's done is done.


You're not in the running for a butler or Hamilton so ur merit aid should not be any different, imo


nearly same stats, also had some pangs of regret, but that pretty much wore off after realizing that ^

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

Postby Leo » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:45 pm

Checking in.

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

Postby 05062014 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:55 pm

nuke_engineer wrote:Checking in.


Remind me not to mess with u, nuke engineer

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

Postby Leo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:17 am

abdistotle wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:Checking in.


Remind me not to mess with u, nuke engineer


Why is that?

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

Postby 05062014 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:25 am

nuke_engineer wrote:
abdistotle wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:Checking in.


Remind me not to mess with u, nuke engineer


Why is that?


You engineer nukes !

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

Postby Leo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:44 am

abdistotle wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:
abdistotle wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:Checking in.


Remind me not to mess with u, nuke engineer


Why is that?


You engineer nukes !


Ah, I see. I only work on power plants! Megawatts, not megatons.

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

Postby 05062014 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:59 am

nuke_engineer wrote:
Ah, I see. I only work on power plants! Megawatts, not megatons.


That's pretty cool. A soft like that should raise some eyebrows for good reasons




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