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 addie1412 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 am

Thelaw23 wrote:100% decided that I will email them with a new LoR and LOCI if I survive the purge Friday


There's gonna be another purge??

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

Postby bunney_j » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:58 am

Keilz wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
Keilz wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
Keilz wrote:Anybody know if there are multiple waitlist rounds? Or is it rolling like admissions?

wrote this above, but I was on reserve last year and there are 3. I was on the waitlist until August 20th or so


Sorry I meant like waves informing ppl that they are placed on reserve. Like if applied early but didn't get placed on it today will I get placed in March?


Oh sorry! But last year I applied in February and heard late March I was on reserve, so I think so. And they put so many people on waitlist (close to 400-500 I've heard?) there has to be


Thanks ahh so on edge I want to write a LOCI to say I'll attend if accepted but I know I shouldn't right now lol


Lol I think that it won't help or hurt? I didn't last year and my friend did and he was released from the reserve at the second checkpoint, and I was kept on until August. Columbia is like a bad SO that loves leading people on haha

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:00 pm

wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha

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

Postby poptart123 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha


CLS also has an extremely low (relative to T-14) GPA median that factors in.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 pm

poptart123 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha


CLS also has an extremely low (relative to T-14) GPA median that factors in.


I've always wondering why it was like that...

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

Postby VapidP » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:13 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha


CLS also has an extremely low (relative to T-14) GPA median that factors in.


I've always wondering why it was like that...


Because they put a huge premium on high LSAT scores (fingers crossed they still do that *cries*) so probably take more splitters than other schools

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

Postby VapidP » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:14 pm

addie1412 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:100% decided that I will email them with a new LoR and LOCI if I survive the purge Friday


There's gonna be another purge??


By purge I think he means rejections.

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

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:44 pm

Yeah the rejections :/

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:47 pm

Was just looking at the OP of this year and last year (btw great job to bri for your awesome op!) and it looks like tuition alone increased 3,000 since last year....... almost makes taking a few years working to save $ not worth it

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

Postby CR7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:56 pm

Keilz wrote:Was just looking at the OP of this year and last year (btw great job to bri for your awesome op!) and it looks like tuition alone increased 3,000 since last year....... almost makes taking a few years working to save $ not worth it


didn't you get $$$ at Cornell? That might make more sense that sticker at Columbia.

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:17 pm

CR7 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Was just looking at the OP of this year and last year (btw great job to bri for your awesome op!) and it looks like tuition alone increased 3,000 since last year....... almost makes taking a few years working to save $ not worth it


didn't you get $$$ at Cornell? That might make more sense that sticker at Columbia.


Hey yeah I did! I would REALLY like to stay in NYC though :-( trying to match up with my SO going through the MD residency match process.

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

Postby laqueredup » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:22 pm

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

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

Postby haley12 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:30 pm

laqueredup wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha

Reserve with a 173... But my GPA is atrocious


Same, same, and... Same.

Reserve today with a 173 and atrocious GPA ;)

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:37 pm

haley12 wrote:
laqueredup wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha

Reserve with a 173... But my GPA is atrocious


Same, same, and... Same.

Reserve today with a 173 and atrocious GPA ;)


When you guys mean atrocious, how atrocious are we talking?
I'm asking because I know a bunch of people that got in last cycle with a ~3.0-3.4 / 173 without getting on the waitlist. If your numbers fall within that range, then I would DEFINITELY visit, write LOCI, sacrifice your first-born to get in!

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

Postby haley12 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:48 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
haley12 wrote:
laqueredup wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha

Reserve with a 173... But my GPA is atrocious


Same, same, and... Same.

Reserve today with a 173 and atrocious GPA ;)


When you guys mean atrocious, how atrocious are we talking?
I'm asking because I know a bunch of people that got in last cycle with a ~3.0-3.4 / 173 without getting on the waitlist. If your numbers fall within that range, then I would DEFINITELY visit, write LOCI, sacrifice your first-born to get in!


That's the range I'm talking... thanks so much for saying that, it actually makes me feel a lot better :) Gotta go draft that LOCI!

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

Postby laqueredup » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:50 pm

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

Postby haley12 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:57 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
haley12 wrote:
laqueredup wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
wheathins wrote:Has anyone w/ LSAT above median (172) been wait-listed or put on reserve? Cheer up! I was put on reserve several years ago. Didn't do LOCI. Anyways, my understanding is that the reserve group is HUGE.

By the way, since CLS and HLS have same median LSAT, you guys think CLS could be #2 or 3 soon?


If rankings were based on LSATs alone, then Berkeley would be a T20 under UCLA haha

Reserve with a 173... But my GPA is atrocious


Same, same, and... Same.

Reserve today with a 173 and atrocious GPA ;)


When you guys mean atrocious, how atrocious are we talking?
I'm asking because I know a bunch of people that got in last cycle with a ~3.0-3.4 / 173 without getting on the waitlist. If your numbers fall within that range, then I would DEFINITELY visit, write LOCI, sacrifice your first-born to get in!


Also, can I ask what visiting does to improve your chances and how you go about that? Do you make an appointment or just show up in the office?

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:14 pm

Okay, I need advice. Just got a letter saying I was placed on Hold.

A) What does this actually mean (It said "Hold" and it's definitely not reserve because it said I could be put on reserve)

B) What should a LOCI include?

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

Postby BabyDoc2JD » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:14 pm

Is Hold different than Waitlist for Columbia? I know some schools held is the same as waitlisted, some held is slightly better than waitlisted. Anyway just found out I am in the select group of applicants that are being HELD...better than rejected.

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

Postby dasq5511 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Got an email notification for "hold." LSAT 171, GPA 3.7x

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

Postby mtf612 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Just received an email informing me that I'm on hold. I'm assuming that means waitlist but it says something about possibly going to reserve after hold?

Disappointed but not totally unexpected - was really hoping for better news from CLS. 170/3.91

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

Postby BabyDoc2JD » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:16 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:Okay, I need advice. Just got a letter saying I was placed on Hold.

A) What does this actually mean (It said "Hold" and it's definitely not reserve because it said I could be put on reserve)

B) What should a LOCI include?


Jinx. Sorry we were not flat out admitted :P

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:18 pm

So I researched. Hold is not waitlist.

Hold is:

When an applicant is placed in the Hold category, the Admissions Committee has opted to postpone making a decision
on his or her candidacy at the time of initial review; in other words, the Admissions Committee has not yet made a
determination on the application, which will be reviewed again by the Committee later in the admissions season. Hold
category applicants can expect to receive a decision on their candidacy (Admit, Reserve, or Deny) by the end of April.

So uh... they still can't decide y'all.

169/3.6 GPA

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:19 pm

Hold just means that you're still being actively considered but you won't find out until whenever they told you.

Still nothing over here...wondering if I'm just not getting their emails...



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