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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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40%
1/18
24
24%
1/19
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15%
1/22
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8%
1/23
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1/24
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1/25
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Total votes: 99

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

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:25 pm

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

Postby mwells56 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:41 am

GeriZ wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
GeriZ wrote:I applied early decision and just got asked for fall grades. Is that a good sign or bad one? I will be really grateful if anyone can explain this to me.


I'm in the same boat. Way I'm looking at it, they've haven't dinged me yet and are probably looking for a reason to admit me. No interview request though, which concerns me a little. I'm ED, 3.74/168, non-URM, K-JD.


I am actually thinking about the ED contract. I think it's promising a result by December? Hopefully they won't just give out a defer...


I already emailed them and they said that I'm still an ED candidate. I won't be able to turn in my grades until Christmas Eve or so but I imagine I'll hear back within the first week of January.

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

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:44 am

Just finished my interview yesterday! It was a bit awkward and I feel like I bombed, but I'm gathering that this is a common sentiment among most interviewees, so I will not think about it any further.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm

albinododobird wrote:I learned just today that Columbia asks for a professional letter of recommendation if you've been out of school for more than a year, but that you can write an addendum if you cannot provide a professional letter of recommendation. Did anyone go the addendum route? I strongly prefer my academic recommendations, but I can produce a professional one if I need to.


Unless you have an incredibly good reason (like, an "I will be fired" good reason), do the professional letter. They just want to make sure that you're actually good at being an employee as well as a student, because those are two different skills.

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

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:41 pm

I also got the interview invite on Wednesday. Hopefully I don’t have the panic-inducing technical issues that kicked off my HLS interview... :?

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

Postby maxchansen » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:47 pm

albinododobird wrote:I learned just today that Columbia asks for a professional letter of recommendation if you've been out of school for more than a year, but that you can write an addendum if you cannot provide a professional letter of recommendation. Did anyone go the addendum route? I strongly prefer my academic recommendations, but I can produce a professional one if I need to.


I went the addendum route. Told them truthfully that my current employer doesn't know that I'm going to law school and I don't plan on telling them any time soon, out of fear for my job/promotions/etc.

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

Postby feelitstill » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:47 pm

anyone who interviewed ED not been accepted yet?

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

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 pm

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Platopus wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/comments/7gwqnf/in_at_columbia/

Should someone tell him...?


Looks like the thread took care of that. :?

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

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:09 pm

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:17 pm

Platopus wrote:More Hammy's for us!


For you! I'm not holding my breath on a Hammy haha

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

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:20 pm

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

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:43 pm

feelitstill wrote:anyone who interviewed ED not been accepted yet?


Me. interviewed last night only.what about you? what's the general timeline on hearing back after the ED interview?

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

Postby wmbuff » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:54 am

Checking in. The budget opened up a little, so I'll see if they have room for a super splitter. My odds may be poor, but it's worth the shot.

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

Postby JosephFourier » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:38 pm

I just got paranoid about the application and realized I didn't submit the professional letter of recommendation addendum. Should I just email it to admissions, or would faxing be better?

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

Postby Platopus » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:40 pm

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

Postby popochan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:08 pm

In by ED!!!!
LSAT = average
GPA = 75%
:D

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

Postby legally_brunette95 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:11 pm

popochan wrote:In by ED!!!!
LSAT = average
GPA = 75%
:D


Congrats!!! Any one who applied regular hear any news yet?

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

Postby rachelac » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:13 pm

legally_brunette95 wrote:
Any one who applied regular hear any news yet?

Based on the last several years we won't hear until January!

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:26 pm

rachelac wrote:
legally_brunette95 wrote:
Any one who applied regular hear any news yet?

Based on the last several years we won't hear until January!


Noooopeeeee

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:27 pm

popochan wrote:In by ED!!!!
LSAT = average
GPA = 75%
:D


Congrats! That's so exciting :)

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

Postby bosshawg » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:37 pm

popochan wrote:In by ED!!!!
LSAT = average
GPA = 75%
:D


Congrats!! When did you go complete? Did you have an interview?

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

Postby popochan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:28 pm

bosshawg wrote:
popochan wrote:In by ED!!!!
LSAT = average
GPA = 75%
:D


Congrats!! When did you go complete? Did you have an interview?


Thanks! I went complete mid-October and had an interview last week!

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

Postby Avi223 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:37 pm

What type of questions were asked on the interview? There a list anywhere of previous year questions?

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

Postby austinlove » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:43 pm

How long did it take to receive an interview request after going complete?




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