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Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:37 pm
by JusAbstinendi
Your radar could be functioning perfectly well, and yet you would still be a condescending, egregiously obnoxious poster.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:38 pm
by babs22pa
Did everyone hear from Columbia today?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:39 pm
by awesomerossum
Nope.

Rejections are definitely in full swing. I'm praying for maybe even a reserve?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:40 pm
by rms5005
...still havent heard anything

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:48 pm
by Katkins
Last year, reserve = waitlist and hold = deferred.

Does your letter mention a month during which they'll be reviewing you?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:51 pm
by kt625
Last year, reserve = waitlist and hold = deferred.

Does your letter mention a month during which they'll be reviewing you?


Yes, it says I will be reviewed again in May. Is that how reserve/wl worked last year?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:51 pm
by stavand
Joonbug, what are you numbers. I am also in at NYU and I haven't heard anything from Columbia yet. I call my parents every day to see what's in the mail.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:02 pm
by Katkins
kt,

Sounds like a waitlist. Deferred people were reviewed again in early April last year.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:11 pm
by kt625
thanks, katkins.

i wish there were some uniform code for this stuff among all the different law schools... would make life much simpler.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:56 pm
by joonbug
Yep, I guess it's a waitlist then. The letter does mention about re-reviewing me in May. Oh well.

My stats are 3.8/ 166&175. I'm pretty sure I can get a full-ride to Fordham or BU. And regarding Rossum's statement, I do plan on becoming a lawyer in NYC and I came to a quantitative conclusion that a full-ride at Fordham will be more beneficial to me than no money at NYU. Too many of my friends who are Fordham graudates kick ass in NYC, just as well if not more than the NYU graduates. That is why I came to a conclusino that the full-ride factor from Fordham will definitely out-benefit the NYU's prestige factor. Certainly you cannot call another person an idiot for making this decision rossum.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:08 pm
by publicservant101
110% with you there, joonbug!

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:26 pm
by zeezoo
joonbug: for people who don't have contacts like you do, I think NYU is the clear choice.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:43 pm
by waltra
:?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:43 pm
by stavand
babs22pa wrote:Did everyone hear from Columbia today?


I haven't heard anything from them since complete.

172/3.75

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:16 pm
by USCtrojan86
stavand and joonbug-

I'm in the same boat as you guys... 173/3.9, complete the first week in December and not a word since.

Any idea about whether we should be taking this as a good, bad, or neutral sign? Is there any significance?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:41 pm
by fearlesscowboy
USCtrojan86 wrote:stavand and joonbug-

I'm in the same boat as you guys... 173/3.9, complete the first week in December and not a word since.

Any idea about whether we should be taking this as a good, bad, or neutral sign? Is there any significance?


You're going to get in dude.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:05 am
by Ben Matlock
"Columbia Reserve" sounds like a cheap wine or a golf course.


Or South American Tequila?

I definitely had images of cheap wine pop into my head!

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:09 am
by stephenr86
USCtrojan86 wrote:stavand and joonbug-

I'm in the same boat as you guys... 173/3.9, complete the first week in December and not a word since.

Any idea about whether we should be taking this as a good, bad, or neutral sign? Is there any significance?


I'm 171, 3.85. Haven't heard since I went complete in October. I presume a WL or deferral should be here soon enough. I really thought I had a good shot at Columbia.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:22 am
by wraithia
mayrain1 wrote:I'm expecting a very thin letter with "NO" scrawled across the center of the page in red crayon.


Ha! Well said...that's about where my expectations lie as well...I just wish they would hurry up and send it!

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:07 am
by USCtrojan86
You're going to get in dude.


Thanks man...I hope so (it's one of my absolute top picks), but honestly I wouldn't be too shocked to get dinged.

I just think back on the 180/4.0 who got dinged at Stanford last year, and the fact that there are no shortage of "WTF... in-at-H, out-at-C type?!" type stories on LSN (not that I'm really expecting much past an optimistic WL from H at this point).

I hope all of us 171+/3.8+'s get in, but the bottom line is that there are plenty of 4.4's who don't make the cut at Columbia every season, and the whole damn process seems so seriously arbitrary/random within schools like HYS and C/C (assuming non-auto admit status) that sometimes it's downright maddening.

But yeah. Good luck to you, d00d...are you still waiting to hear as well?

stephen-

Don't give up yet...i'm keeping hope alive, and you should too. Judging by LSN from past cycled, Columbia does seem to have a fairly random acceptance pattern.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:53 pm
by Waterman47
Reserve letter today.

I was hoping for one of these, because I knew I wouldn't get in directly.

Are people planning to write up LOCIs? Or is the Reserve Response they mention basically a chance to say what you would have said in the LOCI?

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:02 pm
by stavand
Its funny. Columbia and Harvard are the only schools that haven't let me in yet. I was always thinking that I would prefer NYU to Columbia anyway, but now that they are playing hard to get, I really want to get into Columbia.

I went complete in October, and have heard nothing. Not a good sign. I thought I had a real shot at Columbia. Not that I'm an auto-admit by any means, but the LSAC GPA Calculator had me at a 70% at NYU, so i figured it would be similar to Columbia, and NYU gave me an admit right away (early December).

172/3.75

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:23 pm
by Waterman47
Are people planning to write up LOCIs? Or is the Reserve Response they mention basically a chance to say what you would have said in the LOCI?


Nevermind, the Reserve Response is a yes/no thing.

So I guess I'll be drafting up a LOCI soon.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:04 pm
by Ulfrekr
Reserve letter today. Really thought I had a better shot this year, but oh well.

Re: Columbia Reserve

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:32 pm
by Yointer
I got 'served today, as well. 171, 3.59. Like many others here, I'm already accepted to NYU, but I would have liked to have to opportunity to choose between the two top NY schools.