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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Keilz

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm

Can someone let me know what email address the reserve and hold and acceptance letters come from? Just so I can make sure I've received messages from them before.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm

tbh what is the point of emailing us to say, "sorry we're still not sure y'all"

Keilz

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:22 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:tbh what is the point of emailing us to say, "sorry we're still not sure y'all"


so you can send a LOCI and not expect a decision for awhile :) I think it's a courtesy

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Wondering if the wave is over?

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

Postby muggleclutch » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:23 pm

3.6x/168. Placed on hold.

Already included a "why Columbia" letter including how my specific background fit in with centers/professors there. Also stated that it was my top choice, which is true.

Any advice about what else I can do? Just reiterate that same interest in a LOCI? I didn't see anything about submitting additional letters of recommendation, but I could try to get a second, new, letter from the same professor (a Columbia alumni) who has written one already if that's something that turns out to be allowed?
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:24 pm

Keilz wrote:Can someone let me know what email address the reserve and hold and acceptance letters come from? Just so I can make sure I've received messages from them before.


Take a deep breath. I interviewed in early November, GPA and LSAT both >75, and I haven't heard anything, either.

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:26 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Can someone let me know what email address the reserve and hold and acceptance letters come from? Just so I can make sure I've received messages from them before.


Take a deep breath. I interviewed in early November, GPA and LSAT both >75, and I haven't heard anything, either.


Haha I just want to make sure I'm not missing any messages and add the address to my contacts :mrgreen:
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby oliviaj_j » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:27 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Can someone let me know what email address the reserve and hold and acceptance letters come from? Just so I can make sure I've received messages from them before.


Take a deep breath. I interviewed in early November, GPA and LSAT both >75, and I haven't heard anything, either.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Keilz wrote:Can someone let me know what email address the reserve and hold and acceptance letters come from? Just so I can make sure I've received messages from them before.


My acceptance letter came from admit@law.columbia.edu

ETA and had "Columbia Law School" as the subject line. Subject just showed up as "Admit" and it honestly looked fake at first.

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

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:31 pm

Never a bad time to post this. ==error==/generation-neurotic/

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

Postby Christinabruin » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:53 pm

Also got placed on Hold, timestamped 1:11 pm.

I submitted mid-Nov. and haven't been invited to interview. Has anyone else on hold not interviewed? I already wrote a solid Why Columbia so maybe that's why they didn't interview but wondering what else I can do at this point. :|

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:58 pm

Also not interviewed. Didn't write a Why Columbia. Doing so now.

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

Postby SlippinJimmy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:59 pm

Held. Submitted early Dec, GPA > 50, LSAT slightly below median.

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

Postby mtf612 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:59 pm

Christinabruin wrote:Also got placed on Hold, timestamped 1:11 pm.

I submitted mid-Nov. and haven't been invited to interview. Has anyone else on hold not interviewed? I already wrote a solid Why Columbia so maybe that's why they didn't interview but wondering what else I can do at this point. :|


On hold.
Went complete at the beginning of the year. Not invited to interview. Did not write a "why CLS," mostly because I'm below LSAT median.

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

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Does Columbia give out other merit aid besides hammers/butlers? Or if you didn't get one when accepted it's safe to assume you can only hope for financial need based aid?

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

Postby eck456 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:42 pm

held. same as last year. almost the same date. good to know that a year later they're not sure

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

Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:46 pm

eck456 wrote:held. same as last year. almost the same date. good to know that a year later they're not sure


Better than WL right? Did you write a Why CLS? Its been over 2 months since ive applied and im worried a why cls at this point might be too late.

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

Postby Kaylasvi » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Christinabruin wrote:Also got placed on Hold, timestamped 1:11 pm.

I submitted mid-Nov. and haven't been invited to interview. Has anyone else on hold not interviewed? I already wrote a solid Why Columbia so maybe that's why they didn't interview but wondering what else I can do at this point. :|

In the exact same position! The lack of an interview request was freaking me out, but I just got placed on hold and already poured my heart out in my why x essay

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

Postby canafsa » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:08 pm

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

Postby VA2lawschool » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:11 pm

canafsa wrote:Does Columbia negotiate scholarships if they decline to award the hammy or butler? Sitting on a lot of money at a T10 and looking to leverage and columbia with money would be my top choice...


What I have gathered from past threads is that they will give you a bundled aid package including both merit and need after filling out the financial info, and then you can potentially negotiate that up (though it seems like CLS often declined to do so).

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:14 pm

canafsa wrote:Does Columbia negotiate scholarships if they decline to award the hammy or butler? Sitting on a lot of money at a T10 and looking to leverage and columbia with money would be my top choice...

Someone earlier said that they only negotiate in response to offers from other T6 (apparently they were very reluctant to consider an offer from Penn). I bet you would have more luck leveraging your Stanford acceptance for $ at CLS. Apparently an H acceptance is a good chip to have too

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

Postby sphyrnidae13 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:14 pm

Hold, 170, 3.87. This cycle has been very frustrating :?

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

Postby hellohalo » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:17 pm

canafsa wrote:Does Columbia negotiate scholarships if they decline to award the hammy or butler? Sitting on a lot of money at a T10 and looking to leverage and columbia with money would be my top choice...


I just received an email "It is for this reason that I am writing to encourage you to submit your financial aid application materials for consideration as soon as possible, especially if 1) you are unsure about your eligibility for need-based grants and/or 2) you have been awarded disparate awards by various other law schools."

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

Postby CR7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:48 pm

Keilz wrote:
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.


Ohh makes sense, good luck!

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

Postby lsa16 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:50 pm

I'm just really confused if I'm not being included in these WL and Hold waves and everything w my app has been done for so long why they don't just go ahead and tell me if it's an acceptance or rejection...



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