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 benwyatt » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:45 pm

Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.

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

Postby Smc1994 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:46 pm

benwyatt wrote:Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.



You are the GOAT

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

Postby Thelaw23 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:56 pm

benwyatt wrote:Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.



How come Tuesday? Looking at the previous years I would expect Thursday, Friday or maybe even the Monday after that.

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

Postby benwyatt » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:42 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.



How come Tuesday? Looking at the previous years I would expect Thursday, Friday or maybe even the Monday after that.

I'm going based on last year when the first decisions went out on the Tuesday after MLK Day. All I'm saying is that Tuesday is a real possibility. I have no insider information or anything.

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

Postby guynourmin » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:08 am

Thelaw23 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.



How come Tuesday? Looking at the previous years I would expect Thursday, Friday or maybe even the Monday after that.


Looks like last year it was Tuesday after MLK, Thursday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. So, basically, once decisions come out we could see a flood of decisions come out over the following week or two. ALL acceptances.

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

Postby hellohalo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:17 am

:shock:

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

Postby zeglo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:23 am

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

Postby hellohalo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:17 am

zeglo wrote:I haven't even gotten an interview yet, sooooo :) Guess I should have applied earlier.


When did you apply? MS9 said some "counter cycle" even tho I think it's nonsense speculation...

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

Postby zeglo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:47 am

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:44 pm

zeglo wrote:I haven't even gotten an interview yet, sooooo :) Guess I should have applied earlier.


You don't need an interview for a decision/acceptance; maybe your stats were enough to make you an auto admit for them :)

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

Postby hellohalo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:34 pm

mm2368 wrote:
zeglo wrote:I haven't even gotten an interview yet, sooooo :) Guess I should have applied earlier.


You don't need an interview for a decision/acceptance; maybe your stats were enough to make you an auto admit for them :)


Very TRUE.
But since I have doubt about my application, interview made me feel better. Interview gives me a better chance to let them know me and clear their concern.
I wish NYU conducts interview.

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

Postby airwrecka » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:08 am

Had a dream on Friday night that I got a Butler and when awarding it to me, the admissions people were like "We usually don't give these to people with numbers as low as yours, but we made an exception because we really like you..." :lol: needless to say, I was pretty disappointed when I woke up and found out it was all a dream :'(

also, officially asked Columbia to hold my application until my Feb LSAT score comes out. the impatience of waiting just might kill me, but it's worth it if my score improves significantly.

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

Postby GoBucks6612 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:54 pm

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:55 pm

GoBucks6612 wrote:ADMISSIONS SPREADSHEETS ARE HERE!

Hi everyone! I created an admissions spreadsheet for this cycle found at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Feel free to fill in your numbers and as much information as you want about yourselves. Please PM me with any concerns or bugs that you find (updated from another school so bound to be some). Rest of the T14 can be found in the 2016-2017 Admissions Spreadsheets Forum.

Please do not sort the information. If you would like to, download a copy.


Just FYI I think there's a spreadsheet for Columbia c/o 2020 already in the first post :)

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 pm

addie1412 wrote:
GoBucks6612 wrote:ADMISSIONS SPREADSHEETS ARE HERE!

Hi everyone! I created an admissions spreadsheet for this cycle found at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Feel free to fill in your numbers and as much information as you want about yourselves. Please PM me with any concerns or bugs that you find (updated from another school so bound to be some). Rest of the T14 can be found in the 2016-2017 Admissions Spreadsheets Forum.

Please do not sort the information. If you would like to, download a copy.


Just FYI I think there's a spreadsheet for Columbia c/o 2020 already in the first post :)


There is. I was like "I could've sworn I did this already" so I went and double-checked :lol:

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

Postby GoBucks6612 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:05 pm

brinicolec wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
GoBucks6612 wrote:ADMISSIONS SPREADSHEETS ARE HERE!

Hi everyone! I created an admissions spreadsheet for this cycle found at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Feel free to fill in your numbers and as much information as you want about yourselves. Please PM me with any concerns or bugs that you find (updated from another school so bound to be some). Rest of the T14 can be found in the 2016-2017 Admissions Spreadsheets Forum.

Please do not sort the information. If you would like to, download a copy.


Just FYI I think there's a spreadsheet for Columbia c/o 2020 already in the first post :)


There is. I was like "I could've sworn I did this already" so I went and double-checked :lol:


Thanks...just going through them all and did not check. Will link appropriately!

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

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:13 am

I have a question regarding the letter of recommendation that Columbia asks for for those a few years out of school. What if you have been working abroad? I can't imagine that my head teacher here (who isn't even really a "supervisor") would write me anything that resembles what most American employers would write. It makes you realize that there is really a specific culture around letters of reference.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carlos_danger » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:23 am

Veil of Ignorance wrote:I have a question regarding the letter of recommendation that Columbia asks for for those a few years out of school. What if you have been working abroad? It makes you realize that there is really a specific culture around letters of reference.
Edit: don't quote the important details. please :)


I had a similar issue and called the admissions office to ask what to do. Just submit two academic letters of rec and addendum explaining why there's no professional one.

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

Postby pretzeltime » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:01 am

carlos_danger wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:I have a question regarding the letter of recommendation that Columbia asks for for those a few years out of school. What if you have been working abroad? It makes you realize that there is really a specific culture around letters of reference.
Edit: don't quote the important details. please :)


I had a similar issue and called the admissions office to ask what to do. Just submit two academic letters of rec and addendum explaining why there's no professional one.


haha yeah I think the adcomms will understand that most other cultures don't ask all employers and profs to heap hyperbolic and effusive praise on all of us average schmucks. you should be fine

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

Postby poliksa » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am

guybourdin wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:Not to freak you all out, but if I were you I'd expect the first round of decisions to go out on Tuesday.

If they do what they've done before you'll get an email with a PDF of a letter which you will later receive in the mail.

Best of luck and please, for the love of god, chill about all your email stress. Columbia is really slow about correspondence.



How come Tuesday? Looking at the previous years I would expect Thursday, Friday or maybe even the Monday after that.


Looks like last year it was Tuesday after MLK, Thursday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. So, basically, once decisions come out we could see a flood of decisions come out over the following week or two. ALL acceptances.


although last year first ED decisions seem to have come out a week earlier than they did this year, so its possible first RD decisions will also start a week later this year

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

Postby Thelaw23 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:30 pm

I had no hope on today until benwyatt posted :(

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:33 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:I had no hope on today until benwyatt posted :(


There's still hope for today right? Or does Columbia only do acceptances in the morning like NYU?

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

Postby ad34964n » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:33 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:I had no hope on today until benwyatt posted :(


There's still hope for today right? Or does Columbia only do acceptances in the morning like NYU?


Definitely still hope based on last year's timeline

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

Postby Keilz » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:36 pm

when were first WLs last year?

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

Postby Thelaw23 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:47 pm

Last year the acceptances came at 2:30 pm.



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