Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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jimmyplayer601
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:39 pm

I’m a URM and with my sept 167 they gave me a fee waiver today, I tried to solicit one with my old 163 earlier and was denied. So probably the URM threshold is somewhere between those two numbers. Also in the email it said that they based it off of LSAT alone and no other factors so I guess they didn’t look at gpa

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thepsychedelic
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby thepsychedelic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:19 pm

Any know if there’s a chance they send another wave of fee waivers or is it time to just suck it up and pay?

EnglishApplicant2017
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:57 am

I just sucked up and paid. 172/Superior. Guessing they do waves of fee waivers monthly/bi-monthly but if they overlooked me this time can't see why they wouldn't again. It all seems a bit arbitrary.
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tmcauliffe96
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:12 pm

Forgot to report, I got a fee waiver on the 25th! Glad I waited

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:18 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:I’m a URM and with my sept 167 they gave me a fee waiver today, I tried to solicit one with my old 163 earlier and was denied. So probably the URM threshold is somewhere between those two numbers. Also in the email it said that they based it off of LSAT alone and no other factors so I guess they didn’t look at gpa



What’s your gpa?

jimmyplayer601
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:16 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:I’m a URM and with my sept 167 they gave me a fee waiver today, I tried to solicit one with my old 163 earlier and was denied. So probably the URM threshold is somewhere between those two numbers. Also in the email it said that they based it off of LSAT alone and no other factors so I guess they didn’t look at gpa



What’s your gpa?


3.8x

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:11 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:I’m a URM and with my sept 167 they gave me a fee waiver today, I tried to solicit one with my old 163 earlier and was denied. So probably the URM threshold is somewhere between those two numbers. Also in the email it said that they based it off of LSAT alone and no other factors so I guess they didn’t look at gpa



What’s your gpa?


3.8x



You’re in

albinododobird
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby albinododobird » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:30 am

Quite miffed that I haven't been offered a waiver. I even emailed the office with my stats and they said they only process waivers via LSAC's waiver program.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby sillymints7962 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:44 pm

albinododobird wrote:Quite miffed that I haven't been offered a waiver. I even emailed the office with my stats and they said they only process waivers via LSAC's waiver program.


Same happened here, I ended up biting the bullet :P

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby albinododobird » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:52 am

sillymints7962 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:Quite miffed that I haven't been offered a waiver. I even emailed the office with my stats and they said they only process waivers via LSAC's waiver program.


Same happened here, I ended up biting the bullet :P


I actually sent them an email to ask about it, and after a bit of back and forth, they gave me one!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby sillymints7962 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:25 pm

Whaaat!!! That's some good news.

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thepsychedelic
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby thepsychedelic » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:12 pm

albinododobird wrote:
sillymints7962 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:Quite miffed that I haven't been offered a waiver. I even emailed the office with my stats and they said they only process waivers via LSAC's waiver program.


Same happened here, I ended up biting the bullet :P


I actually sent them an email to ask about it, and after a bit of back and forth, they gave me one!


Would you mind sharing what you said? I emailed them too and got the response about only processing through LSAC haha

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby albinododobird » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:41 am

thepsychedelic wrote:
albinododobird wrote:
sillymints7962 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:Quite miffed that I haven't been offered a waiver. I even emailed the office with my stats and they said they only process waivers via LSAC's waiver program.


Same happened here, I ended up biting the bullet :P


I actually sent them an email to ask about it, and after a bit of back and forth, they gave me one!


Would you mind sharing what you said? I emailed them too and got the response about only processing through LSAC haha


After they said the thing about processing through LSAC, I said that it's my understanding that they also gave automatic fee waivers to people on the basis of LSAT scores. Then they asked me if I signed up for the candidate referral service. I said that I did and was getting waivers from other schools through it. Then they emailed me again and said that the waiver should be applied.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby wiseman96 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:08 am

Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby PostNihilist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:10 am

wiseman96 wrote:Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby rachelac » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:15 am

wiseman96 wrote:Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.


They mail decisions.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:58 am

PostNihilist wrote:
wiseman96 wrote:Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/

I don't understand that graph. What are on the axes?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby PostNihilist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:15 pm

Veil of Ignorance wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
wiseman96 wrote:Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/

I don't understand that graph. What are on the axes?

X axis complete date
Y axis decision date
So the line of green line of dotes shows that lots of people that submitted between SEP and DEC got decisions on 18/19 January

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby wiseman96 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:22 pm

PostNihilist wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:
PostNihilist wrote:
wiseman96 wrote:Does anyone know when the first round of decisions went out last year? I'm trying to get a sense of how frequently I should be checking my email - lol.

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/

I don't understand that graph. What are on the axes?

X axis complete date
Y axis decision date
So the line of green line of dotes shows that lots of people that submitted between SEP and DEC got decisions on 18/19 January


Super helpful, thank you!!

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usaorbust
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby usaorbust » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:11 pm

Does the status checker ever indicate UR, or does it just stay at complete till the decision?

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sharris2017
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:51 pm

Submitted.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:54 pm

Just found out about the professional letter requirement. This will certainly delay my app further...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby PostNihilist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:48 am

usaorbust wrote:Does the status checker ever indicate UR, or does it just stay at complete till the decision?

From their status checker:
"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."

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littlelibertine
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby littlelibertine » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:42 am

Submitted! I did receive a fee waiver after the September LSAT.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby highLSATurm » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:41 pm

checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive




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