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

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

Postby mwells56 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:53 pm

You guys think it's a bad sign if I haven't gotten an interview request with borderline stats but they requested my Fall grades?

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

Postby feralflamingo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Got an interview request!

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

Postby FriedChickenHero » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:58 pm

pizzapocky wrote:
FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.


Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh."
RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile.


I can see how you could be interviewed (because of being a splitter) but I don't know how I fit as a borderline candidate if I am above both medians. Didn't think there were any issues with my application but now I'm worrying :(

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

Postby andysimbi » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Also got an interview request!

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

Postby rachelac » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm

black_mirror wrote:
rachelac wrote:Just got an interview invite! Honestly a little surprised because my numbers aren't really auto-ding OR Hamilton level, but I've been having a lot of success with my PS/LoRs so I'm cautiously optimistic!


Congrats and good luck! When did you go complete?


Thanks! 9/21

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

Postby rachelac » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm

FriedChickenHero wrote:
pizzapocky wrote:
FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.


Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh."
RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile.


I can see how you could be interviewed (because of being a splitter) but I don't know how I fit as a borderline candidate if I am above both medians. Didn't think there were any issues with my application but now I'm worrying :(


Honestly I think being above one 75th and a median with a good PS or cool softs might make you Hammy-eligible (though maybe that's just wishful thinking on my end haha)

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

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:56 pm

Congrats to all those who got interviews today!

Hope you're good luck rubs off on me lol

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

Postby maybeman » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:47 pm

Interview request too! Woo! Good luck all

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

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:56 pm

Got an interview invite. Applied ed. Below median LSAT and superior. Reading the above posts, it appears interview isn't a great sign? Pls enlighten

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

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:57 pm

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

Postby maybeman » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:29 pm

Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:Interview request too! Woo! Good luck all


Complete date?

Sorry, late October

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

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:38 pm

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

Postby maybeman » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:40 pm

Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:Interview request too! Woo! Good luck all


Complete date?

Sorry, late October


Bummer for me, but hopefully good news for you. Good luck!!

You're the better version of me, so more likely bad news on my end. We'll see

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

Postby lowyo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:08 pm

Any ideas as to what percentage of students ultimately admitted are invited to interview, and what percentage of those who are invited to interview are ultimately admitted?

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:24 pm

If you're RD, it is INCREDIBLY unlikely they'd be looking at borderline candidates right now. ED I'm not sure.

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

Postby mariposatraicionera8 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:15 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:If you're RD, it is INCREDIBLY unlikely they'd be looking at borderline candidates right now. ED I'm not sure.


I applied RD and yesterday received an interview offer for anytime next week. I went complete Nov 8, but my stats are below 25th (I’m a URM). I can’t help but think I’m a border candidate given my statistics. What brings you to believe they’re not looking at border candidates? I mean, I would love to think I’m a for sure candidate, but honestly speaking, nothing makes me believe that.

Alternatively, I’ve heard CLS offers interviews for “fringe” candidates and large scholarship recipients. I’m also surprised by the interview offer, especially so soon, so any context would be helpful.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:34 pm

mariposatraicionera8 wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:If you're RD, it is INCREDIBLY unlikely they'd be looking at borderline candidates right now. ED I'm not sure.


I applied RD and yesterday received an interview offer for anytime next week. I went complete Nov 8, but my stats are below 25th (I’m a URM). I can’t help but think I’m a border candidate given my statistics. What brings you to believe they’re not looking at border candidates? I mean, I would love to think I’m a for sure candidate, but honestly speaking, nothing makes me believe that.

Alternatively, I’ve heard CLS offers interviews for “fringe” candidates and large scholarship recipients. I’m also surprised by the interview offer, especially so soon, so any context would be helpful.


I mean, look at it this way: they don't even know what their applicant class looks like for RD. So why bother interviewing borderline candidates when you don't even know if you can fill your class with all non-borderline?

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

Postby mariposatraicionera8 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:40 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
mariposatraicionera8 wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:If you're RD, it is INCREDIBLY unlikely they'd be looking at borderline candidates right now. ED I'm not sure.


I applied RD and yesterday received an interview offer for anytime next week. I went complete Nov 8, but my stats are below 25th (I’m a URM). I can’t help but think I’m a border candidate given my statistics. What brings you to believe they’re not looking at border candidates? I mean, I would love to think I’m a for sure candidate, but honestly speaking, nothing makes me believe that.

Alternatively, I’ve heard CLS offers interviews for “fringe” candidates and large scholarship recipients. I’m also surprised by the interview offer, especially so soon, so any context would be helpful.


I mean, look at it this way: they don't even know what their applicant class looks like for RD. So why bother interviewing borderline candidates when you don't even know if you can fill your class with all non-borderline?


Exactly, that makes perfect sense. But I’m RD and below the 25th percentile on LSAT and GPA (like, not even that close), so I’m just shocked that I’m being interviewed at all (even more because it’s so early). Like, they have no idea what the pool is going to look like, and sure I’m a URM, but there can be hundreds of URMs with better stats. I’m just trying to understand why. But I guess that’s not for me to speculate.

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 pm

Has anyone submitted a dean’s certification because of the character fitness questions? My undergrad mailed it over a month ago and Columbia still says they haven’t got it so I’m asking them to mail another. Also is there a reason they require it by mail and not allow fax or email like duke/nyu? I’m honestly annoyed it’s holding up my app from being complete

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

Postby selmangh » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm

Out of interest does anyone know what typical scholarship numbers are? I got an interview request but don't know what to make of it. I'm at both 75ths and got into a few other schools so I don't think there are any big issues with my app. But I thought scholarships were for 175+ people?

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:33 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:Has anyone submitted a dean’s certification because of the character fitness questions? My undergrad mailed it over a month ago and Columbia still says they haven’t got it so I’m asking them to mail another. Also is there a reason they require it by mail and not allow fax or email like duke/nyu? I’m honestly annoyed it’s holding up my app from being complete


I'm confused by this -- I didn't submit a Dean's Certification, but my checker says I'm complete?

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

Postby Platopus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:11 am

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:07 am

Platopus wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Has anyone submitted a dean’s certification because of the character fitness questions? My undergrad mailed it over a month ago and Columbia still says they haven’t got it so I’m asking them to mail another. Also is there a reason they require it by mail and not allow fax or email like duke/nyu? I’m honestly annoyed it’s holding up my app from being complete


I'm confused by this -- I didn't submit a Dean's Certification, but my checker says I'm complete?


Did you answer yes to the C&F question about disciplinary action at university/college?


Ooh, no I didn't.

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:37 am

jimmyplayer601 wrote:Has anyone submitted a dean’s certification because of the character fitness questions? My undergrad mailed it over a month ago and Columbia still says they haven’t got it so I’m asking them to mail another. Also is there a reason they require it by mail and not allow fax or email like duke/nyu? I’m honestly annoyed it’s holding up my app from being complete


I did, and it took me a month to go complete. My certification was mailed to Columbia more than a month before I actually submitted, and I'm sure that's what caused the lag time. I was about to email them myself to ask if it had arrived/been found.

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:48 pm

principalagent wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Has anyone submitted a dean’s certification because of the character fitness questions? My undergrad mailed it over a month ago and Columbia still says they haven’t got it so I’m asking them to mail another. Also is there a reason they require it by mail and not allow fax or email like duke/nyu? I’m honestly annoyed it’s holding up my app from being complete


I did, and it took me a month to go complete. My certification was mailed to Columbia more than a month before I actually submitted, and I'm sure that's what caused the lag time. I was about to email them myself to ask if it had arrived/been found.


Thanks for the info I’ll ask my undergrad to send another but I think I just need to sit tight, thanks!




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