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Ulfrekr
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby Ulfrekr » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:27 pm

I believe that, for all intents and purposes, Reserve = Waitlist. I think the only real differences are that applicants aren't "ranked" as they sometimes are on waitlists, and that there are several rounds of reserve that one can go through.

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babs22pa
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby babs22pa » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:01 pm

Has anyone not heard anything? I applied and went complete in early December and still haven't heard back.

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Merrill
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby Merrill » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:08 pm

Babs, I went complete late December and haven't heard anything. I don't know if that helps.

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stavand
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby stavand » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:25 pm

Babs,

I went complete on September 26, 2007 and haven't heard anything

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stavand
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby stavand » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:26 pm

Complete on Sept 26, have heard nothing. Should I contact admissions?

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latetothetable
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby latetothetable » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:32 pm

Based on TLS posts, it seems like Columbia is cutting things off at 172.

Have any 171s been accepted RD?

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babs22pa
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby babs22pa » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:36 pm

Great... I have a 171.

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latetothetable
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby latetothetable » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:38 pm

Right there with ya. And a very similar GPA to boot.

zeezoo
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby zeezoo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:00 pm

I think it is pretty much impossible for Columbia to move their median higher than 172 unless a bunch of applicants just decide to start choosing them over Harvard and Yale. They are probably holding off on the 169,170,171 applicants until they have a better picture of how many they need to admit from that group.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby kt625 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:54 pm

Arbit wrote:
i'm in at chicago, haven't heard from either columbia or nyu (though i suspect there's a reserve letter from columbia sitting in my mailbox right now)


I'm in exactly the same situation. Eerie.


Uh, this is eerie. Because I have the exact same thing going on, too. Complete for forever at NYU, with just two complete notices to show for it. Reserve at Columbia yesterday. Chicago acceptance today.

Does anyone know if this is standard CCN behavior? It seems so... odd.

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nipplehead
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby nipplehead » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:00 pm

that's weird. i'm in at NYU/Columbia, have heard nothing from Chicago.

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Yointer
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby Yointer » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:55 pm

That's interesting. I was accepted to NYU way back in December, I was accepted to Chicago at the end of January, and I got my Reserve letter from Columbia today. Based on the data points in this thread, I can't see an identifiable pattern...

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gmail
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby gmail » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:53 am

Add me as a 172'er on reserve. Of course, I have crap grades relative to everyone else, well below the 25th percentile. Here's hoping they're fishing for LSAT and not GPA when they open up the reserve file.

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verdandi
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby verdandi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:50 am

Got the reserve letter today, too. Frankly I'm pleasantly surprised: with a 168 on the LSAT (3.87 GPA), I figured I was toast.

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nate_2001
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby nate_2001 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:22 pm

170/3.92 and still waiting to hear from Columbia. I was also accepted at NYU. I don't get the pattern. I'm in Manhattan today, so I'm going to get my hungover ass up there and demand some answers, get what's coming to me, etc.



Or just look around the campus.

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the rza
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby the rza » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:25 pm

verdandi wrote:I figured I was toast.


same here

Ulfrekr
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby Ulfrekr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:57 pm

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the rza
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby the rza » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:58 pm

^ i'll take his spot, columbia

un3r3stimat3d
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby un3r3stimat3d » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:01 pm

I got in first round with a 171...

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the rza
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby the rza » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:04 pm

first reserve? i think that's what we are all in.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby gmail » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:58 pm

With a little bit of mischief, I have discovered there is a second and third reserve. I don't know what they mean.

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verdandi
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby verdandi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Ulfrekr wrote:Suck it Columbia- NYU loves me!



Amen to that, brother (or sister). Sorry, I'm new here :D

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby Ulfrekr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:06 pm

With a little bit of mischief, I have discovered there is a second and third reserve. I don't know what they mean.


Basically, second reserve means you're really patient, and third means you're really REALLY patient. After they review the first reserves in May, those who weren't accepted or dinged will be notified that they have been placed on second reserve. There's another round of notifications in June or July, at which point some people will be given the lovely option of electing to go on third reserve. I believe that third reserve notifications can go right up until when school starts.

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babs22pa
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby babs22pa » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:08 pm

I'm in at NYU but haven't heard from Columbia or Chicago.

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stavand
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Re: Columbia Reserve

Postby stavand » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:10 pm

similar situation. In at NYU and Chicago, haven't heard from Columbia.




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