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 guynourmin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Coming in late - applied and complete in November. Not held. No interview. Reserve today

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Postby sittykitty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:49 pm

eck456 wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
eck456 wrote:So are people who received the email today and sent in an original LOCI before the March 27 deadline sending in a second one before monday?

Also... just to REALLY freak everyone out, I had coffee with an HLS xL student who told me they NEVER received a response from Columbia. Said he just got into HLS and stopped worrying bc he knew he wouldn't pick it over H, but definitely never got an answer :shock: :?

I am! My first LOCI went into specifically why I wanted to go to Columbia, but I think I'm just going to do a quick resume update in this one and reiterate that if they admit me I will plop down my deposit on the spot.


Ugh PREACH. I would throw that deposit at them so fast

I tossed my LOCI in the ring today. Hope we get positive responses.

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

Postby CR7 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:10 pm

When did Columbia start making reserve list offers last year?

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

Postby melmelcoolj » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:11 am

I have a quick (and perhaps silly) question. I see that a lot of people have been getting interviews, and I am wondering if you need to interview in order to get accepted?

I have not been placed on reserve, and I have not received an interview request. So I assume that I am getting rejected via snail mail?

(For some reason, I think this is better, because at least it gives me some closure instead of another WL.)

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

Postby Leliana » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:26 am

You don't have to interview to be accepted.

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Postby unrelated » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:34 am

So what's the deal? When do we hear about financial aid?

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Postby Leliana » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:43 am

unrelated wrote:So what's the deal? When do we hear about financial aid?


Check the thread in the TLS class of 2020 forum. People have been receiving decisions over the last few weeks. If you have competing offers or an upcoming deadline, you may want to call/email the finaid office about the status of your letter.

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Postby unrelated » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:59 am

Leliana wrote:
unrelated wrote:So what's the deal? When do we hear about financial aid?


Check the thread in the TLS class of 2020 forum. People have been receiving decisions over the last few weeks. If you have competing offers or an upcoming deadline, you may want to call/email the finaid office about the status of your letter.


Ah, thank you!

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

Postby sittykitty » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:38 pm

Do y'all think we can expect some hold movement this week?

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

Postby lvlaw3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:59 pm

Is there any sort of downside to sending in a LOCI even though I haven't been held or reserved? went complete jan 5 and haven't heard anything at all from them, I'm just trying to minimize the growing odds of a ding via snail mail :|

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Postby sittykitty » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:02 pm

lvlaw3 wrote:Is there any sort of downside to sending in a LOCI even though I haven't been held or reserved? went complete jan 5 and haven't heard anything at all from them, I'm just trying to minimize the growing odds of a ding via snail mail :|

I did this for HLS and managed to get a WL instead of a ding. Can't say those two were related but it did make me feel better that I put everything out there as much as I could.

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Postby mysterycat2020 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Hello!

If I sent in a "why Columbia" with my initial application. How would I go about sending an LOCI. Would I just keep it simple and say since I already sent a why Columbia I am just letting you all know that I am still interested? (Of course written in a professional manner)

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

Postby dclaw93 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:37 pm

Just got in after interviewing last Thursday and submitting/going complete in November!! Extremely surprised/excited!

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Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:04 pm

dclaw93 wrote:Just got in after interviewing last Thursday and submitting/going complete in November!! Extremely surprised/excited!


Holy Lord CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

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Postby dclaw93 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:26 pm

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Just got in after interviewing last Thursday and submitting/going complete in November!! Extremely surprised/excited!


Holy Lord CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!
Hoping this provides a little hope to those still waiting because my stats aren't anything special

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Postby TripleM » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:32 pm

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:41 pm

TripleM wrote:I got a scholarship to King's College...

Not really. Date change. No interview request. *gulp*

A big part of my motivation had been to reference Hamilton so, there, I did it. I'll let ya'll know when the ding hits.


A date change where? There is no status checker once your app goes complete.

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Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:43 pm

Also, where did my application go? :?

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Postby TripleM » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Keilz wrote:
TripleM wrote:I got a scholarship to King's College...

Not really. Date change. No interview request. *gulp*

A big part of my motivation had been to reference Hamilton so, there, I did it. I'll let ya'll know when the ding hits.


A date change where? There is no status checker once your app goes complete.

You're right. Twisted up two trackers. Chicago is about to reject me.

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

Postby sittykitty » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Hold folks, we are 10 calendar days and 8 business days away from the April 27 decision deadline. I am feeling very antsy.

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Postby seeprybyrun » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi, y'all. Typing this from the Columbia Admissions Office (came in to visit on my own) after having been shown the door by Financial Aid.

Admitted, but almost certainly going to withdraw. The atmosphere from the administration has been pretty negative. The students I've talked to don't seem particularly enthusiastic about being here, either.

Best of luck for those of you hoping to be admitted, though. Just doesn't seem right for me.

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Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:20 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:Hi.


felt the same way tbh

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Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:20 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:Hi,


Is the unreasonably perky admissions assistant offering to answer all of your questions or has your status as an admitted student granted you VIP access to the forbidden sanctum?

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Postby MrJD2020 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:21 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:Hi, y'all. Typing this from the Columbia Admissions Office (came in to visit on my own) after having been shown the door by Financial Aid.

Admitted, but almost certainly going to withdraw. The atmosphere from the administration has been pretty negative. The students I've talked to don't seem particularly enthusiastic about being here, either.

Best of luck for those of you hoping to be admitted, though. Just doesn't seem right for me.


What do you mean, "shown the door"?

Where else are you considering? Keep in mind that admissions and financial aid are not one and the same (officially, anyway) and you're never going to talk to them again after the early summer, no matter how nice or not-nice they seem. You could just as easily get star treatment up front, only to find out as a student that other administrative offices you actually use as a student are no good.

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Postby seeprybyrun » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:31 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:Hi, y'all. Typing this from the Columbia Admissions Office (came in to visit on my own) after having been shown the door by Financial Aid.

Admitted, but almost certainly going to withdraw. The atmosphere from the administration has been pretty negative. The students I've talked to don't seem particularly enthusiastic about being here, either.

Best of luck for those of you hoping to be admitted, though. Just doesn't seem right for me.


What do you mean, "shown the door"?

Where else are you considering? Keep in mind that admissions and financial aid are not one and the same (officially, anyway) and you're never going to talk to them again after the early summer, no matter how nice or not-nice they seem. You could just as easily get star treatment up front, only to find out as a student that other administrative offices you actually use as a student are no good.


Basically told my application isn't complete yet (even though I sent them all my info a week ago), they can't guarantee they'll have a decision on financial aid by my scholly deadline at NYU, and that there's nothing else to discuss.

From the other students I've asked this level of service seems pretty common.



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