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 Stay-at-Home Son » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 pm

hoyasaxa13 wrote:
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?


Nope, never got a request as far as I know.

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

Postby lauren22 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:55 pm

Sooo... Here we are, March 21. Got the "deadline is in April" e-mail, radio silence after my interview. Should I give up now?

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

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:36 pm

lauren22 wrote:Sooo... Here we are, March 21. Got the "deadline is in April" e-mail, radio silence after my interview. Should I give up now?


What's the deadline is in April email?

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

Postby Studybuddy17 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:47 pm

Can anyone please help me clarify the following?

I am a late applicant and only went complete very recently. Upon going complete, the online status checker stated:

"Please note that once an application is rendered "Complete" per the status checker and accompanying email, no further updates will be communicated via the status checker. Additionally, admissions decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their final decisions by mail.

Does this mean that all future updates are only sent via snail-mail, or is that only referring to the final decision?

Thanks so much, I apologise if I am being ignorant

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

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:49 pm

Studybuddy17 wrote:Can anyone please help me clarify the following?

I am a late applicant and only went complete very recently. Upon going complete, the online status checker stated:

"Please note that once an application is rendered "Complete" per the status checker and accompanying email, no further updates will be communicated via the status checker. Additionally, admissions decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their final decisions by mail.

Does this mean that all future updates are only sent via snail-mail, or is that only referring to the final decision?

Thanks so much, I apologise if I am being ignorant


Now that you're complete there is no need for the status checker, as it will no longer update.
You'll get an email if you're accepted, put on hold, or waitlisted (reserve). If you're denied you'll get a snail mail letter.

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

Postby Studybuddy17 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:51 pm

Keilz wrote:
Studybuddy17 wrote:Can anyone please help me clarify the following?

I am a late applicant and only went complete very recently. Upon going complete, the online status checker stated:

"Please note that once an application is rendered "Complete" per the status checker and accompanying email, no further updates will be communicated via the status checker. Additionally, admissions decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their final decisions by mail.

Does this mean that all future updates are only sent via snail-mail, or is that only referring to the final decision?

Thanks so much, I apologise if I am being ignorant


Now that you're complete there is no need for the status checker, as it will no longer update.
You'll get an email if you're accepted, put on hold, or waitlisted (reserve). If you're denied you'll get a snail mail letter.


Great, thanks so much for clarifying

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

Postby eck456 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:19 pm

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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


Care to explain?


yeah...they just seemed less concerned about if you'd want to go there and more concerned about why columbia should want you. they basically said for the loci they were looking for you to make an argument for yourself and your specific fit at cls

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 pm

eck456 wrote:yeah...they just seemed less concerned about if you'd want to go there and more concerned about why columbia should want you. they basically said for the loci they were looking for you to make an argument for yourself and your specific fit at cls


Glad to hear that this is what they're looking for; I did precisely that in my LOCI, and my recommender did the same.

Still not expecting to make it in off of Reserve

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

Postby henryyou » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:32 am

Hi, guys! Any thought on postponed ED applicant? Silence since Nov... :cry:

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

Postby Keilz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:24 am

henryyou wrote:Hi, guys! Any thought on postponed ED applicant? Silence since Nov... :cry:


I think they re-evaluate you in April

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

Postby henryyou » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:59 am

Thanks for the reply! I think postponed ED guys are hard to admitted given that they already gave many offers...
Keilz wrote:
henryyou wrote:Hi, guys! Any thought on postponed ED applicant? Silence since Nov... :cry:


I think they re-evaluate you in April

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

Postby confitdecanard » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:09 am

Just got the email. WL, submitted early Jan and interviewed early Feb. LSAT = median, GPA > 75th. Int'l applicant. Disappointed as was planning to defer for a year. Now it's not possible anymore.

Good luck to all the waiters. Hope you'll have better luck than me!
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:32 am

finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Keilz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:39 am

addie1412 wrote:finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:


Woah that's the best way to do it...CONGRATS on Harvard!! So happy for you addie!

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

Postby confitdecanard » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:47 am

addie1412 wrote:finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:


Congrats on the JS2 :D
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ldlestrange » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:47 am

addie1412 wrote:finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:

WOOOOO ADDIE! congrats!!! :)

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:48 am

addie1412 wrote:finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:


holy lord!!! finally #justiceforaddie

SO HAPPY 4 u GURL!

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

Postby addie1412 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:57 am

thanks y'all!! couldn't be more ecstatic! :mrgreen: wishing you all the same good fortune

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:54 pm

addie1412 wrote:finally reserved today, email quickly followed by a JS2 tho so w/e :lol: :lol: :lol:


wow crazy timing! congrats!

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

Postby Mackgal » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:46 am

Any idea how many people get in off of the "hold" list (assuming they write a LOCI)

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

Postby eck456 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:00 am

confitdecanard wrote:Just got the email. WL, submitted early Jan and interviewed early Feb. LSAT = median, GPA > 75th. Int'l applicant. Disappointed as was planning to defer for a year. Now it's not possible anymore.

Good luck to all the waiters. Hope you'll have better luck than me!


So this happened to me last year and I wound up reapplying this year since I was deferring anyway and got in...fwiw might be worth thinking of doing an extra cycle! It's annoying but I did see it made a difference

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 am

My body automatically enters fight or flight mode everyday around 11 and 3 eastern

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:27 pm

addie1412 wrote:thanks y'all!! couldn't be more ecstatic! :mrgreen: wishing you all the same good fortune

Congratulations! I hope you love H!

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

Postby gizmo1024 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:47 pm

IN!!!!! Still shaking after reading the email.

URM, LSAT< 25th, 50th<GPA<75th. Interviewed mid-February!

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

Postby Leliana » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:48 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:IN!!!!! Still shaking after reading the email.

URM, LSAT< 25th, 50th<GPA<75th. Interviewed mid-February!


Congrats!! :)



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