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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canafsa

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Postby canafsa » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:58 pm

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

Postby notorious_mig » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:04 pm

canafsa wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:
AJ1010 wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Woooooo hi I'm making my ~third post~ here on TLS as a proud owner of a brand new account

So quick question: I have an interview with Columbia next week and if I'm gonna speculate it's either because 1) I'm a borderline applicant (3.67 + 170) or 2) of my C&F. Re: the C&F, I was dismissed from my undergrad for the first semester of freshman year for having ~0.9 g of a certain green leafy substance in my dorm room (my undergrad had a v serious zero-tolerance policy which has fortunately changed since then but unfortunately means that I have a nasty "Temporarily Dismissed" on my transcript). SO if this is something that's discussed in the interview, I'm wondering what the best way to talk about it is? I absolutely don't want it to come across as me being like "WHATEVER IT WAS A DUMB RULE UGH" but I also want to make it clear that I wasn't like dealing out of my dorm room, which I worry is the impression that will come across through the words "Temporarily Dismissed." Any thoughts/advice/recipes for stress foods that I can eat in the meantime?


I was 18, I had an obviously personal amount of marijuana on me, and, as that violated my schools zero tolerance policy, I was dismissed. I have not been in trouble since; I did not and do not have a drug problem.

I don't think that is why you are being interviewed, though.

As for stress-relieving food: brownies, obviously, right?


You rock thank you so much! I'll just stick to the facts (ma'am) (Joe Friday? Dragnet? I'm so sorry I'll go back to the 20th century). Also 500% yes on the brownies brb running 2 grocery store


I would definitely be prepared to talk about it. I had my interview earlier this week, and she asked me about something very specific on my transcript. I would explain it just like you did in this post. Just make sure they know that this was a one time mistake, and you learned from it etc etc..


This is great to know. Any tips in particular - weird questions you weren't anticipating or the like?



Explain what you did and take full responsibility. Say it was an absolute case of bad judgement, you deeply regret your actions, and you are committed to never making another mistake of this nature. Do not critique the rule at all.


That seems like an excellent move. Thank you so much!

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

Postby myronbolitar » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:13 pm

ED application complete on 11/14, but radio silence since then. GPA > 75, LSAT = 25. Accepted to a couple other T-14's so looks like nothing disastrous in the application... should I be bummed? General wait time from complete to interview request for ED app?

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Postby ec333 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:16 pm

myronbolitar wrote:ED application complete on 11/14, but radio silence since then. GPA > 75, LSAT = 25. Accepted to a couple other T-14's so looks like nothing disastrous in the application... should I be bummed? General wait time from complete to interview request for ED app?


I got in ED on 11/29, after submitting on 11/02 (I went complete the next day). I had a GPA > 75 and my LSAT was in between the 25th and 50th percentile. I'm sure you'll hear soon!

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

Postby NorthDragon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:13 am

nslaw123 wrote:In ED!!!! Just got the email.

Hey when do we need to withdraw from other schools?

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Postby nslaw123 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:40 am

NorthDragon wrote:
nslaw123 wrote:In ED!!!! Just got the email.

Hey when do we need to withdraw from other schools?


I withdrew mine early last week. Email seemed pretty adamant about withdrawing quickly.

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Postby NorthDragon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:07 pm

nslaw123 wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:
nslaw123 wrote:In ED!!!! Just got the email.

Hey when do we need to withdraw from other schools?


I withdrew mine early last week. Email seemed pretty adamant about withdrawing quickly.

I withdrew mine last Friday. Do you think it would be a problem?

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

Postby nslaw123 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:12 pm

NorthDragon wrote:
nslaw123 wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:
nslaw123 wrote:In ED!!!! Just got the email.

Hey when do we need to withdraw from other schools?


I withdrew mine early last week. Email seemed pretty adamant about withdrawing quickly.

I withdrew mine last Friday. Do you think it would be a problem?


Don't think so, just wanted to get it out of the way.

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

Postby ayylmao » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:50 pm

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Postby lawdude31 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm

Hi, first post here.

ED, just took my interview today. I would appreciate it if anyone who got an interview would let me know how long after the interview they received a decision?

Thanks

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

Postby henryyou » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:35 pm

Hi, same ED applicant here. Why did you complete your application? I haven't got interview till now...
lawdude31 wrote:Hi, first post here.

ED, just took my interview today. I would appreciate it if anyone who got an interview would let me know how long after the interview they received a decision?

Thanks

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Postby lawdude31 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:50 pm

henryyou wrote:Hi, same ED applicant here. Why did you complete your application? I haven't got interview till now...
lawdude31 wrote:Hi, first post here.

ED, just took my interview today. I would appreciate it if anyone who got an interview would let me know how long after the interview they received a decision?

Thanks


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

Postby henryyou » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:07 pm

Thanks for that!
lawdude31 wrote:
henryyou wrote:Hi, same ED applicant here. Why did you complete your application? I haven't got interview till now...
lawdude31 wrote:Hi, first post here.

ED, just took my interview today. I would appreciate it if anyone who got an interview would let me know how long after the interview they received a decision?

Thanks


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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:55 pm

New poll

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Postby canafsa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:57 pm

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Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:58 pm

canafsa wrote:I'll be lucky to not develop a heart condition by the end of all this. This forum and the status checkers are a serious addiction for me at this point.


Same. We'll make it through though. And eventually, we'll be boss lawyers. lol

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

Postby lawdude31 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:02 pm

Just to verify, once my status checker says complete there isn't going to be any more info coming from there, right?

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Postby Why??? » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:14 pm

lawdude31 wrote:Just to verify, once my status checker says complete there isn't going to be any more info coming from there, right?

Correct

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Postby Kaziende » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:22 pm

This is a fantastic poll. Nice work OP

eta: but I feel like the number of exclamation points involved in our collective freakout is going to increase as the days wear on, ya know?

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Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:36 pm

Kaziende wrote:This is a fantastic poll. Nice work OP

eta: but I feel like the number of exclamation points involved in our collective freakout is going to increase as the days wear on, ya know?


Perhaps I'll add an additional option each week with more exclamations than the previous week :lol:

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

Postby Finickywalrus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:54 pm

Ignorant question but I added a third recommendation letter after submitting my application and the status website only acknowledges the first two. Do adcoms actually see a letter added after the application is complete or does it get lost in the mix?

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

Postby lawdude31 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:26 pm

Well, when you submitted your application, you probably checked off the box that confirmed that they can process your application after receiving only 2 letters. But regardless, they should add the letter to your file if its addressed correctly with the proper form.

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

Postby Finickywalrus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:28 pm

lawdude31 wrote:Well, when you submitted your application, you probably checked off the box that confirmed that they can process your application after receiving only 2 letters. But regardless, they should add the letter to your file if its addressed correctly with the proper form.


Thanks for the reassurance! :)

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:17 pm

Finickywalrus wrote:
lawdude31 wrote:Well, when you submitted your application, you probably checked off the box that confirmed that they can process your application after receiving only 2 letters. But regardless, they should add the letter to your file if its addressed correctly with the proper form.


Thanks for the reassurance! :)



I'd just shoot them an email telling them about the addition

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

Postby christinaxcarrie » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:55 pm

Why??? wrote:
lawdude31 wrote:Just to verify, once my status checker says complete there isn't going to be any more info coming from there, right?

Correct


At least that is one less thing for me to obsessively refresh lol



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