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 SybillAnnDorsett » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:25 pm

lemon-lyman wrote:How do people feel about sending an additional letter of rec once waitlisted? I'm also planning on sending a LOCI.


did both. no ragretz

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Postby lemon-lyman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:43 pm

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
lemon-lyman wrote:How do people feel about sending an additional letter of rec once waitlisted? I'm also planning on sending a LOCI.


did both. no ragretz


Cool. Did you have your recommender email it or did you do it yourself? not sure how lax the requirements are

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:47 pm

lemon-lyman wrote:
SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
lemon-lyman wrote:How do people feel about sending an additional letter of rec once waitlisted? I'm also planning on sending a LOCI.


did both. no ragretz


Cool. Did you have your recommender email it or did you do it yourself? not sure how lax the requirements are


my recommender told me after the fact, I was not expecting it at all. he went ahead and used backchannels to get it in. he's an alum. said he emailed. I think once you've exhausted the LSAC # of LORs or have been WL'd it's really fine to email it or mail it. I read on their website yesterday that if you absolutely have to, you may mail or email directly.

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

Postby lemon-lyman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
lemon-lyman wrote:
SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
lemon-lyman wrote:How do people feel about sending an additional letter of rec once waitlisted? I'm also planning on sending a LOCI.


did both. no ragretz


Cool. Did you have your recommender email it or did you do it yourself? not sure how lax the requirements are


my recommender told me after the fact, I was not expecting it at all. he went ahead and used backchannels to get it in. he's an alum. said he emailed. I think once you've exhausted the LSAC # of LORs or have been WL'd it's really fine to email it or mail it. I read on their website yesterday that if you absolutely have to, you may mail or email directly.


Good to know, thanks!

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

Postby lsa16 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:08 pm

When do Columbia's last decisions usually go out? I went complete in October/interviewed in December, and I have a scholarship deadline at another school in a couple weeks. They can't possibly *not* let me know before mid-April, right?

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Postby ldlestrange » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm

lsa16 wrote:When do Columbia's last decisions usually go out? I went complete in October/interviewed in December, and I have a scholarship deadline at another school in a couple weeks. They can't possibly *not* let me know before mid-April, right?


lsn data from last cycle shows a wave of wl as late as 4/20-4/28. I'd guess late april but I suppose if we're stuck waiting until then, it's prob a wl/reject :?

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

Postby lsa16 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:59 pm

ldlestrange wrote:
lsa16 wrote:When do Columbia's last decisions usually go out? I went complete in October/interviewed in December, and I have a scholarship deadline at another school in a couple weeks. They can't possibly *not* let me know before mid-April, right?


lsn data from last cycle shows a wave of wl as late as 4/20-4/28. I'd guess late april but I suppose if we're stuck waiting until then, it's prob a wl/reject :?


Yeah, you're probably right, and it's probably safe for me to assume that anyway after waiting this long, but was just hoping for official closure ;) Thanks for data digging!

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Postby addie1412 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:51 pm

Looking at last year's cycle data, there were only 9 people who applied before the new year, were waitlisted, and were notified about the WL AFTER this point last year (so, later than March 17, 2016). Of those 9, the 2 who included more detailed info about their cycles (timelines in the notes section) reported receiving a hold notification in late February 2016 (both 2/18, actually). I'd guess that other 7 were also probably held prior to getting waitlisted in late March or April.

My relatively baseless hypothesis is that if you applied prior to Jan 1st, you would have either been waitlisted by now or a part of the hold waves that have already happened if they intend on waitlisting you later.

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

Postby ldlestrange » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:12 pm

addie1412 wrote:Looking at last year's cycle data, there were only 9 people who applied before the new year, were waitlisted, and were notified about the WL AFTER this point last year (so, later than March 17, 2016). Of those 9, the 2 who included more detailed info about their cycles (timelines in the notes section) reported receiving a hold notification in late February 2016 (both 2/18, actually). I'd guess that other 7 were also probably held prior to getting waitlisted in late March or April.

My relatively baseless hypothesis is that if you applied prior to Jan 1st, you would have either been waitlisted by now or a part of the hold waves that have already happened if they intend on waitlisting you later.

Thank you for this, addie!!! I wonder what this means for us...

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:48 pm

are they done doing interviews?

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Postby seeprybyrun » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:43 am

appind wrote:are they done doing interviews?


Nope. Just got my interview request yesterday. Appointments available March 21-24.

Applied 2/9, went complete 2/28.

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Postby appind » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:49 am

seeprybyrun wrote:
appind wrote:are they done doing interviews?


Nope. Just got my interview request yesterday. Appointments available March 21-24.

Applied 2/9, went complete 2/28.


that's a fast turnaround. stats? pm if you can't post.

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Postby sigree » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:50 pm

Has anyone been accepted past this point in previous years? Is there a place where I can find this data?

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Postby Keilz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:26 pm

sigree wrote:Has anyone been accepted past this point in previous years? Is there a place where I can find this data?


Lawschoolnumbers.com

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:27 pm

Is there anyone here who submitted in September or October, and hasn't interviewed nor been put on hold?

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm

Keilz wrote:Is there anyone here who submitted in September or October, and hasn't interviewed nor been put on hold?


I did interview in December but I'm also still here with no hold.

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Postby eck456 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:16 am

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sigree wrote:What is the purpose of putting people on hold? Why not just make us wait or waitlist? Any ideas?


Perhaps to gauge interest and protect yield. A waitlist might turn people off toward the school whereas a Hold allows adcomms to see who really wants it.


i met with them a few weeks ago and that seems like it's part of it, but they're also looking for fit. they want to see why you have an interest in CLS and what you could bring to the community

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

Postby sigree » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:34 am

eck456 wrote:
ytrewq321 wrote:
sigree wrote:What is the purpose of putting people on hold? Why not just make us wait or waitlist? Any ideas?


Perhaps to gauge interest and protect yield. A waitlist might turn people off toward the school whereas a Hold allows adcomms to see who really wants it.


i met with them a few weeks ago and that seems like it's part of it, but they're also looking for fit. they want to see why you have an interest in CLS and what you could bring to the community


Care to explain?

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

Postby dmc1275 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:36 am

Keilz wrote:Is there anyone here who submitted in September or October, and hasn't interviewed nor been put on hold?


Applied Nov 1 and silence since then.

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

Postby Stay-at-Home Son » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm

In via email today at 2:30. LSAT & GPA both at the medians.

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Postby AlexFergusonLS » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:09 pm

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

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Stay-at-Home Son wrote:In via email today at 2:30. LSAT & GPA both at the medians.

Congrats when did you submit?

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Postby Stay-at-Home Son » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Keilz wrote:
Stay-at-Home Son wrote:In via email today at 2:30. LSAT & GPA both at the medians.

Congrats when did you submit?


Sorry, meant to include this as well, got distracted at work. Submitted 1/22, but didn't go complete until 3/2. I reported a really minor incident from my freshman year of college on the application's C&F section, but unfortunately my undergrad student conduct office never sent the required documentation, so it took a while to get the gears turning. Honestly, given how long that all took I wasn't expecting to get any good news back from CLS. So I guess what I'm saying is don't give up.

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

Postby hoyasaxa13 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Stay-at-Home Son wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Stay-at-Home Son wrote:In via email today at 2:30. LSAT & GPA both at the medians.

Congrats when did you submit?


Sorry, meant to include this as well, got distracted at work. Submitted 1/22, but didn't go complete until 3/2. I reported a really minor incident from my freshman year of college on the application's C&F section, but unfortunately my undergrad student conduct office never sent the required documentation, so it took a while to get the gears turning. Honestly, given how long that all took I wasn't expecting to get any good news back from CLS. So I guess what I'm saying is don't give up.


Did you interview?

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Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Stay-at-Home Son wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Stay-at-Home Son wrote:In via email today at 2:30. LSAT & GPA both at the medians.

Congrats when did you submit?


Sorry, meant to include this as well, got distracted at work. Submitted 1/22, but didn't go complete until 3/2. I reported a really minor incident from my freshman year of college on the application's C&F section, but unfortunately my undergrad student conduct office never sent the required documentation, so it took a while to get the gears turning. Honestly, given how long that all took I wasn't expecting to get any good news back from CLS. So I guess what I'm saying is don't give up.


Haha thanks for your response!



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