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

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

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:13 pm

Mikey wrote:Damn, Columbia will be accepting the GRE next year

http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/1 ... ign=buffer



Fuck that.

Looks like this will be the last year of the LSAT as we know it. I would guess it's all downhill.

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

Postby newyork14 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:14 pm

Checking in!

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

Postby black_mirror » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:26 am

Has anyone spotted those unicorn waivers yet?

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

Postby PostNihilist » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:01 am

Checking in! Submitted yesterday, "Completion Pending"

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

Postby #gobroncos » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:05 am

Mikey wrote:Damn, Columbia will be accepting the GRE next year

http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/1 ... ign=buffer


Ugh. Glad I applied this year so at least I know my chances, more or less.

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:24 pm

Did you guys tailor your personal statement for Columbia since their prompt is a bit different?

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:38 pm

I don't know the extent to which this information is official, but I had the opportunity to speak with a Columbia adcomm recently, and she heavily implied that the only fee waivers they are sending this cycle are LSAC-calculated need based. This could be the party line and not reflect the truth, but she sounded sincere.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:16 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:I don't know the extent to which this information is official, but I had the opportunity to speak with a Columbia adcomm yesterday, and she heavily implied that the only fee waivers they are sending this cycle are LSAC-calculated need based. This could be the party line and not reflect the truth, but she sounded sincere.



I know a guy (yeah anecdotal af), who spoke with an adcom who said they would make them available by late Oct/Early November.

But meh. probably just worth it to throw the app tbh.

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

Postby dm1683 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Jeb Butler just sent me a personal email concerning something in my PS. So they are reviewing apps already, apparently.

He seems like a really decent dude.

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

Postby jibrahim23 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:01 pm

Hey guys, I submitted my app on 10/12 and still haven't gone complete. Is this type of delay normal?

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

Postby AaronCarter » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:27 pm

dm1683 wrote:Jeb Butler just sent me a personal email concerning something in my PS. So they are reviewing apps already, apparently.

He seems like a really decent dude.



Asking a question about the content?

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

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:19 am

bump

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

Postby dm1683 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:39 am

AaronCarter wrote:
dm1683 wrote:Jeb Butler just sent me a personal email concerning something in my PS. So they are reviewing apps already, apparently.

He seems like a really decent dude.



Asking a question about the content?

Sorta, yeah. Hard to explain without outing myself.

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

Postby dallinpackard » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:25 pm

3.61 GPA in EE and a 172 LSAT. Do y'all think CLS is too high of a reach?

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

Postby principalagent » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:47 pm

dallinpackard wrote:3.61 GPA in EE and a 172 LSAT. Do y'all think CLS is too high of a reach?


You’re at a good spot. Apply.

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:09 pm

I'm pulling the trigger and applying. These mysterious fee waivers are like waiting for Godot. I've lost all confidence that they are coming.

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

Postby #gobroncos » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:02 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:I'm pulling the trigger and applying. These mysterious fee waivers are like waiting for Godot. I've lost all confidence that they are coming.


I did the same. Columbia was the only non-HYS school that I couldn't get a fee waiver from. Figured that was a pretty good run and just took the bath with Columbia.

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

Postby principalagent » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:21 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:I'm pulling the trigger and applying. These mysterious fee waivers are like waiting for Godot. I've lost all confidence that they are coming.


Yep, I’m submitting tomorrow or Wednesday. Don’t care to wait anymore.

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

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:43 am

Also just stopped waiting for a waiver which probably wasn't coming and submitted yesterday. Feeling very long-shot at the moment...

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:31 am

To those who applied: How soon did the status checker email come after submission?

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

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:40 am

SopranoSaxophone wrote:To those who applied: How soon did the status checker email come after submission?


I applied yesterday morning and got the email last night - so about 10 hrs.

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

Postby etramak » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:42 am

thepsychedelic wrote:Did you guys tailor your personal statement for Columbia since their prompt is a bit different?


I plan on adding a few "Why Columbia" sentences. Something about their public interest programs.

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:23 pm

Went ahead and submitted the app. Hope I don’t get an email about a waiver ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:19 pm

When have the waves of acceptances gone out historically?

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

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:27 pm

AaronCarter wrote:When have the waves of acceptances gone out historically?


ED sometime in early-mid December. RD is early-mid January, I think....




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