Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

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It's decision szn... How are you holding up?

I'm freaking out
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I'm freaking out!
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I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!
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I. AM. FREAK-ING. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why did anyone ever give us status checkers? I can't stop looking at the stupid things!
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Eh.. I'm doing okay actually...
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TAD » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:05 am

d39524s wrote:Checking in :D 174/3.75...probably applying Early Decision.


Don't....you're pree much in at CLS RD and you're giving possibly a hammy.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:11 am

TAD wrote:
d39524s wrote:Checking in :D 174/3.75...probably applying Early Decision.


Don't....you're pree much in at CLS RD and you're giving possibly a hammy.



*butler

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:17 am

RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:28 am

d39524s wrote:Checking in :D 174/3.75...probably applying Early Decision.


I think you have a good chance RD. You're over both medians.

http://mylsn.info/muwz4m/

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:44 am

Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:45 am

Thelaw23 wrote:Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?



hamilton = full tuition
butler = half tuition

you generally have to be well over both 75ths to get a hamilton, on the other hand, Columbia was giving extreme splitters with LSAT'S 174+ Butler's last cycle, which is how they jumped their LSAT numbers so much.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 am

TAD wrote:
d39524s wrote:Checking in :D 174/3.75...probably applying Early Decision.


Don't....you're pree much in at CLS RD and you're giving possibly a hammy.

applying ED would be very dumb. DONT.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 am

curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?



hamilton = full tuition
butler = half tuition

you generally have to be well over both 75ths to get a hamilton, on the other hand, Columbia was giving extreme splitters with LSAT'S 174+ Butler's last cycle, which is how they jumped their LSAT numbers so much.



I'm a splitter with a 174+, is the Butler application a process thing? Or do they consider you automatically when you apply?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:47 am

Thelaw23 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?



hamilton = full tuition
butler = half tuition

you generally have to be well over both 75ths to get a hamilton, on the other hand, Columbia was giving extreme splitters with LSAT'S 174+ Butler's last cycle, which is how they jumped their LSAT numbers so much.



I'm a splitter with a 174+, is the Butler application a process thing? Or do they consider you automatically when you apply?


automatic consideration

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:49 am

curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?



hamilton = full tuition
butler = half tuition

you generally have to be well over both 75ths to get a hamilton, on the other hand, Columbia was giving extreme splitters with LSAT'S 174+ Butler's last cycle, which is how they jumped their LSAT numbers so much.



I'm a splitter with a 174+, is the Butler application a process thing? Or do they consider you automatically when you apply?


automatic consideration



Awesome. A long shot with my luck, but is there anywhere online that gives a description of the scholarship? I can't seem to find it.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:52 am

Thelaw23 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
curry1 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Guys, what's a hammy or a butler?



hamilton = full tuition
butler = half tuition

you generally have to be well over both 75ths to get a hamilton, on the other hand, Columbia was giving extreme splitters with LSAT'S 174+ Butler's last cycle, which is how they jumped their LSAT numbers so much.



I'm a splitter with a 174+, is the Butler application a process thing? Or do they consider you automatically when you apply?


automatic consideration



Awesome. A long shot with my luck, but is there anywhere online that gives a description of the scholarship? I can't seem to find it.


It's literally just half tuition, there isn't any special program that comes with it. Thus, no online description of it.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:35 pm

RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

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Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:38 pm

RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

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Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?


I would not mention the second reason. I think it does not look favorable to have admissions know that people ignored your LOR request.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:39 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

Bump

Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?


I would not mention the second reason. I think it does not look favorable to have admissions know that people ignored your LOR request.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Think it's fine just to say I didn't want to jeopardize my current employment, or do I need to have some explanation for why I didn't ask anyone from my first job?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:44 pm

RamTitan wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

Bump

Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?


I would not mention the second reason. I think it does not look favorable to have admissions know that people ignored your LOR request.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Think it's fine just to say I didn't want to jeopardize my current employment, or do I need to have some explanation for why I didn't ask anyone from my first job?


I think the jeopardize reason is okay. Maybe also put in a line saying something like you thought another academic LOR was more indicative of your abilities because you had the opportunity to work longer with them/more closely with them? Idk

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:55 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

Bump

Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?


I would not mention the second reason. I think it does not look favorable to have admissions know that people ignored your LOR request.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Think it's fine just to say I didn't want to jeopardize my current employment, or do I need to have some explanation for why I didn't ask anyone from my first job?


I think the jeopardize reason is okay. Maybe also put in a line saying something like you thought another academic LOR was more indicative of your abilities because you had the opportunity to work longer with them/more closely with them? Idk

That's perfect; thanks so much!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby galeatus » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:28 am

Checking in, 171/Above Average (International), mylsn says it's a coin flip but LSAC says chances are around 30-40%, I guess it's still well worth a shot :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:35 am

RamTitan wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Last question (I think); I'm not including a professional letter of rec because I do not want to jeopardize my current employment, and also because I had asked two other colleagues at my first place of employment...they both agreed to do it, but have not responded to my messages the past couple of weeks. Should I mention the second reason? I don't want to come across as a whiner.

Bump

Come on, no one's going to take a stab at my question? Pretty please?


I would not mention the second reason. I think it does not look favorable to have admissions know that people ignored your LOR request.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Think it's fine just to say I didn't want to jeopardize my current employment, or do I need to have some explanation for why I didn't ask anyone from my first job?


I think the jeopardize reason is okay. Maybe also put in a line saying something like you thought another academic LOR was more indicative of your abilities because you had the opportunity to work longer with them/more closely with them? Idk

That's perfect; thanks so much!



During the information session that I attended at Columbia, there was a girl that asked this same question about not being able to ask for a recommendation due to the jeopardizing reason. Jill Nussbaum said that it was completely fine as long as you explain it in an addendum.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NorthDragon » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:56 pm

Quick question: for NYU, do we need to write a detailed description of our college and post-college activities as the Yale app requires? thanks!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NorthDragon » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:02 pm

NorthDragon wrote:Quick question: for NYU, do we need to write a detailed description of our college and post-college activities as the Yale app requires? thanks!

I meant Columbia...I cannot check because I have already submitted my app

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:49 am

NorthDragon wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:Quick question: for NYU, do we need to write a detailed description of our college and post-college activities as the Yale app requires? thanks!

I meant Columbia...I cannot check because I have already submitted my app


Not sure what you mean, I didn't send in my Yale app yet. You send in the same usual information as most law schools: your resume/extracurricular activities.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 am

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby taxman14 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:04 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:Quick question: for NYU, do we need to write a detailed description of our college and post-college activities as the Yale app requires? thanks!

I meant Columbia...I cannot check because I have already submitted my app


I see you've posted the same question across several threads, and as one user already responded, Yale is the only school that requires this. Most applications (other than Yale) have a section already designated for college activities, etc.


Please stop spamming the pages with the same question. One post would have sufficed.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:19 pm

:lol:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby longpig » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:19 pm

Is it OK to have a colleague who was basically at the same position/level as you write your professional LOR?
I know they'd do a better job than my former supervisor, who was pretty MIA/literally spelled her own name wrong on her business card.



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