Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby grwfews4546 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:46 pm

Bird Lawyer wrote:
grwfews4546 wrote:Checking in guys!

Does anybody have any idea how many people are actually on the waitlist? Judging by this thread it can't be that many...


There aren't many yet because we're all held. Come April 24, there will be a sharp uptick in posting and neuroticism ITT.


Aah! That explains it. Thank you!

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby greenapples » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:36 pm

Got reserved today. I submitted the online form; we're not supposed to get a confirmation email after we opt in?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby gocowboys » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:46 pm

Bird Lawyer wrote:
grwfews4546 wrote:Checking in guys!

Does anybody have any idea how many people are actually on the waitlist? Judging by this thread it can't be that many...


There aren't many yet because we're all held. Come April 24, there will be a sharp uptick in posting and neuroticism ITT.


sorry for the ignorance but what's April 24?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby jimmyjustice » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:46 pm

greenapples wrote:Got reserved today. I submitted the online form; we're not supposed to get a confirmation email after we opt in?


Nah. Just the confirmation screen that comes after you hit submit.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby Bird Lawyer » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:10 pm

gocowboys wrote:
Bird Lawyer wrote:
grwfews4546 wrote:Checking in guys!

Does anybody have any idea how many people are actually on the waitlist? Judging by this thread it can't be that many...


There aren't many yet because we're all held. Come April 24, there will be a sharp uptick in posting and neuroticism ITT.


sorry for the ignorance but what's April 24?


Kelly Clarkson's birthday. Also, Columbia's own deadline for getting back to us held applicants.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby LFCNY9 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:07 pm

Checking in. Placed on reserve via email today. Such a long shot but planning to ride it out.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby neubreed » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:38 pm

LFCNY9 wrote:Checking in. Placed on reserve via email today. Such a long shot but planning to ride it out.


Same. Also my email just said to expect to hear back by the end of May, not April 24th (granted that's in 2 days).

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby tekadin » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:10 pm

Reserved yesterday... I'm beyond shocked seeing that the feedback I have received this cycle has been overwhelmingly negative; i.e., nothing but rejections from far less prestigious schools. I wonder if this is some kind of sick joke, like a cat playing with its prey, or if I actually have a prayer of getting off this list? My stats are weak, but I truly believe that my softs would make me a contender for the T14. Does someone at Columbia see what I see in my softs, or is this just a gentle rejection that they bestow on those they pity?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby usn26 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:02 pm

tekadin wrote:Does someone at Columbia see what I see in my softs, or is this just a gentle rejection that they bestow on those they pity?


Or they see something completely different that they like.

They wouldn't put you on the list if they didn't think you could do the work and contribute something to the class.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby cbbinnyc » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:11 am

Checking in. I only applied to Columbia (came late to the cycle and want to stay in NYC) so I'll be riding this out until the bitter end. Retaking in June, mostly for next year's cycle, but I'm wondering if it might make a difference, potentially, if I get to the 12th or 15th reserve. Is the general consensus 'no'?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby cbbinnyc » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:56 am

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
cbbinnyc wrote:Checking in. I only applied to Columbia (came late to the cycle and want to stay in NYC) so I'll be riding this out until the bitter end. Retaking in June, mostly for next year's cycle, but I'm wondering if it might make a difference, potentially, if I get to the 12th or 15th reserve. Is the general consensus 'no'?


OOC why didn't you apply to NYU?


I took the LSAT for the first time in Feb and NYU didn't accept the Feb LSAT. In retrospect, I probably should have tried to apply anyway. Definitely applying to NYU next cycle ... unless I miraculously clear the reserve list, of course.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby Gracelover » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:53 am

To write an LOCI or not to write an LOCI.....would it make a difference at all?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby iVi » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:05 am

cbbinnyc wrote:if I get to the 12th or 15th reserve.


What do you mean by this? Thought Berkeley was the only school that ranks its wait list.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby cbbinnyc » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:18 am

iVi wrote:
cbbinnyc wrote:if I get to the 12th or 15th reserve.


What do you mean by this? Thought Berkeley was the only school that ranks its wait list.


Yeah, not ranking ... just referring to the endless rounds of reserves that await some of us, if last year is any indication.

Gracelover wrote:To write an LOCI or not to write an LOCI.....would it make a difference at all?


I'm wondering this myself. Seems like it's probably a good idea to play if safe and write one, since the reserve letter didn't explicitly say not to write one.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby potatoes » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:50 pm

Joining the party! I was placed on reserve sometime in March.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby mekepo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:18 am

Bird Lawyer wrote:
gocowboys wrote:
Bird Lawyer wrote:
grwfews4546 wrote:Checking in guys!

Does anybody have any idea how many people are actually on the waitlist? Judging by this thread it can't be that many...


There aren't many yet because we're all held. Come April 24, there will be a sharp uptick in posting and neuroticism ITT.


sorry for the ignorance but what's April 24?


Kelly Clarkson's birthday. Also, Columbia's own deadline for getting back to us held applicants.


Where did you find that info?

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby Bird Lawyer » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:25 am

mekepo wrote:
Where did you find that info?


I birthed her

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby spring9988 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:04 am

Does anybody have any idea how many people are actually on the waitlist? Judging by this thread it can't be that many...[/quote]

There aren't many yet because we're all held. Come April 24, there will be a sharp uptick in posting and neuroticism ITT.[/quote]

sorry for the ignorance but what's April 24?[/quote]

Kelly Clarkson's birthday. Also, Columbia's own deadline for getting back to us held applicants.[/quote]

Where did you find that info?[/quote]

Just want to clarify for myself - there is a "held" stage followed by a "reserve" stage for Columbia? So if I was "held" back in March are we then supposed to hear from Columbia again about whether or not I we are put on the reserve list? And then if we are not we are being rejected?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby Hikikomorist » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:51 am

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby AwesomeLawyer » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:58 am

Some people were reserved without being held first. Some people got admitted after being held. If you are held, you can have any of the three outcomes. However, I believe reserve is more likely at this point in the process.

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby AwesomeLawyer » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:03 pm

I am wondering though if there is any hope to get need based aid for those of us who have no parent resources if admitted off the reserve list...

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Re: Columbia Reserved 2018 (the ultimate wait)

Postby swaggn » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:40 am

Checking in!

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Postby chelseamorgan » Wed May 06, 2015 9:00 am

Checking in!

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