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 Christinabruin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:21 am

christinaxcarrie wrote:
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


Thanks for the info! I've been checking every day even though it's been complete since 2 weeks ago looool

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Postby notorious_mig » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 am

Una pregunta: I have my Skype interview this Friday and I was wondering if it would look dumb as hell if, at the end when they're like "any questions???????¿" I whipped out a notebook or piece of paper with questions written on it? I'm trying to avoid forgetting any of my questions in ~the heat of the moment~ but also trying to avoid looking derpy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Much love <3

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:41 am

notorious_mig wrote:Una pregunta: I have my Skype interview this Friday and I was wondering if it would look dumb as hell if, at the end when they're like "any questions???????¿" I whipped out a notebook or piece of paper with questions written on it? I'm trying to avoid forgetting any of my questions in ~the heat of the moment~ but also trying to avoid looking derpy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Much love <3


Not dumb at all. Maybe don't "whip it out" all dramatic, but I had a piece of paper with questions for my interview and other interviews I've had and had no problems. I just kept it to the side until the time I needed it (and used it as a guide, not straight up read from it). Better to have a piece of paper/notebook than you blanking out and looking dumb! Good luck on your interview!

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Postby notorious_mig » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:32 am

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Una pregunta: I have my Skype interview this Friday and I was wondering if it would look dumb as hell if, at the end when they're like "any questions???????¿" I whipped out a notebook or piece of paper with questions written on it? I'm trying to avoid forgetting any of my questions in ~the heat of the moment~ but also trying to avoid looking derpy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Much love <3


Not dumb at all. Maybe don't "whip it out" all dramatic, but I had a piece of paper with questions for my interview and other interviews I've had and had no problems. I just kept it to the side until the time I needed it (and used it as a guide, not straight up read from it). Better to have a piece of paper/notebook than you blanking out and looking dumb! Good luck on your interview!


Ahh you rock! Thank you so much. I'll jot some notes for my questions and keep it handy for the interview. Thanks again!!! And best of luck to you throughout the admissions process!!!

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

Postby lillawyer2 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:01 pm

No news is good news right?!

no news is good news

no news is good news

no news is good news

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Postby nicola27 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 pm

Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?

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Postby ProductofUnreality » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:35 pm

No RD admits yet?

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Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:40 pm

lillawyer2 wrote:No news is good news right?!

no news is good news

no news is good news

no news is good news


Think of it this way: Some people getting fast turnarounds are getting them because they're being WL or dinged.

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Postby theothercat » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:43 pm

Welp, made my first huge mistake of the cycle. Missed the part in the interview instructions that specifies Eastern Time... Annnd I feel like a massive idiot. They're letting me reschedule, but as a borderline applicant, I'm gonna go ahead and say this is a pretty solid negative. :?

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Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:46 pm

theothercat wrote:Welp, made my first huge mistake of the cycle. Missed the part in the interview instructions that specifies Eastern Time... Annnd I feel like a massive idiot. They're letting me reschedule, but as a borderline applicant, I'm gonna go ahead and say this is a pretty solid negative. :?


Think positive thoughts and try not to let it carry through to your interview. You never know, maybe it's not as bad as you think.

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Postby Baby Gaga » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:51 pm

theothercat wrote:Welp, made my first huge mistake of the cycle. Missed the part in the interview instructions that specifies Eastern Time... Annnd I feel like a massive idiot. They're letting me reschedule, but as a borderline applicant, I'm gonna go ahead and say this is a pretty solid negative. :?


I had to search for the time zone because it wasn't really clear at first. I wouldn't be surprised if a few people made that mistake. Just blow them away in the new interview!

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Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:57 pm

completely forgot my interviewer's name. I tried searching for her on the website but I can't find her. How weird is it to send a generic thank you note and leaving out my interviewer's name?

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Postby theothercat » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:00 pm

Thanks for the reassurance, y'all. <3

I felt like a garbage person at first, but I am just going to apologize honestly and hope for the best.

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Postby harmcharm » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:04 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:completely forgot my interviewer's name. I tried searching for her on the website but I can't find her. How weird is it to send a generic thank you note and leaving out my interviewer's name?


It wouldn't be totally weird, since you have to send the thank you to the general admissions email anyway. But it's always better to use the name, so have you searched your recent skype calls for it? My interviewer's skype handle was her name, and the handle is logged under "recents," so I just looked at that when I sent the thank you.

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Postby poptart123 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:05 pm

mm2368 wrote:
theothercat wrote:Welp, made my first huge mistake of the cycle. Missed the part in the interview instructions that specifies Eastern Time... Annnd I feel like a massive idiot. They're letting me reschedule, but as a borderline applicant, I'm gonna go ahead and say this is a pretty solid negative. :?


this is an honest mistake. please don't worry, nor should you be robotic about it in your explanation for it to them. they don't want these precision sharp shooters who can't carry a conversation but score 180s on LSATs.

you did the most human thing a human being could do, i.e. fuck up. they're going to understand. you're a person! own it, and they'll appreciate it.


+1, just a quick apology in your interview if they bring it up. Confidence is key. You're a strong applicant with great stats.

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Postby Kaziende » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:06 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:completely forgot my interviewer's name. I tried searching for her on the website but I can't find her. How weird is it to send a generic thank you note and leaving out my interviewer's name?

Not sending a thank you note is also a fine option. I really don't think it makes a difference.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:08 pm

harmcharm wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:completely forgot my interviewer's name. I tried searching for her on the website but I can't find her. How weird is it to send a generic thank you note and leaving out my interviewer's name?


It wouldn't be totally weird, since you have to send the thank you to the general admissions email anyway. But it's always better to use the name, so have you searched your recent skype calls for it? My interviewer's skype handle was her name, and the handle is logged under "recents," so I just looked at that when I sent the thank you.


+1 it should say in her handle. That's how I looked my interviewer up. And I sent it to her Columbia.edu email, not the general admin email, but I think either way you're fine.

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Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:15 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
harmcharm wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:completely forgot my interviewer's name. I tried searching for her on the website but I can't find her. How weird is it to send a generic thank you note and leaving out my interviewer's name?


It wouldn't be totally weird, since you have to send the thank you to the general admissions email anyway. But it's always better to use the name, so have you searched your recent skype calls for it? My interviewer's skype handle was her name, and the handle is logged under "recents," so I just looked at that when I sent the thank you.


+1 it should say in her handle. That's how I looked my interviewer up. And I sent it to her Columbia.edu email, not the general admin email, but I think either way you're fine.


yea I tried that. But her Skype name doesn't correspond to anyone on the website. I guess I'll send one without the name

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Postby lawdude31 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:25 pm

nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?

Just curious, did you have an interview, and if yes, when? I am also ED and trying to figure out when I will receive an answer.
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Postby nicola27 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:52 pm

lawdude31 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?

Just curious, did you have an interview, and if yes, when? I am also ED and trying to figure out when I will receive an answer.
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Hi! No, I didn't have an interview (which is why I wasn't too surprised).

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Postby lillawyer2 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:09 pm

nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?


is this considered a hold?

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Postby nicola27 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:14 pm

lillawyer2 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?


is this considered a hold?

That's what I want to confirm, too... I think it is!

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Postby eck456 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:17 pm

nicola27 wrote:
lillawyer2 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?


is this considered a hold?

That's what I want to confirm, too... I think it is!


as a reapplicant from last year, they send you a specific email saying your status is a "Hold." What they're saying is they're putting you back in the general pool for RD - in a hold they move you out of the pool and wait a bit to see who else applies. If it doesn't say Hold you're not on hold - they're really explicit about it

ETA: if they said April it might be an unofficial hold, but everything around being held said "HOLD" in really big letters last year so I'm just not sure it's exactly the same thing

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Postby lillawyer2 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:09 pm

eck456 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:
lillawyer2 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:Just received an email that I haven't been accepted ED but will still be considered in April :? SIGH it was a long shot anyway. So do I consider this a deferral...?


is this considered a hold?

That's what I want to confirm, too... I think it is!


as a reapplicant from last year, they send you a specific email saying your status is a "Hold." What they're saying is they're putting you back in the general pool for RD - in a hold they move you out of the pool and wait a bit to see who else applies. If it doesn't say Hold you're not on hold - they're really explicit about it



ETA: if they said April it might be an unofficial hold, but everything around being held said "HOLD" in really big letters last year so I'm just not sure it's exactly the same thing


so if its not a hold, an acceptance or a complete rejection then what is it?



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