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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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36%
1/18
29
25%
1/19
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1/22
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8%
1/23
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5%
1/24
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1/25
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:35 pm

jkander31 wrote:
mwells56 wrote:I just got an email thanking me for sending in my fall grades so they're in and doing stuff today


Did they request it? How did you send it in?


Yeah they requested it. I responded to the request email with a PDF of my unofficial transcript.

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

Postby RSolano » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:47 pm

How long did it take you guys to go complete? I submitted in the first week of December, the checklist says everything is complete. But my status is still "completion pending"... Thanks!

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

Postby zhyunjc » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:03 am

RSolano wrote:How long did it take you guys to go complete? I submitted in the first week of December, the checklist says everything is complete. But my status is still "completion pending"... Thanks!

It was about ~9 days for me (11/29, complete 12/08)!
In the same vein, is there any status after 'Complete?' i.e. under review, etc.

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

Postby jkander31 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:48 am

zhyunjc wrote:
RSolano wrote:How long did it take you guys to go complete? I submitted in the first week of December, the checklist says everything is complete. But my status is still "completion pending"... Thanks!

It was about ~9 days for me (11/29, complete 12/08)!
In the same vein, is there any status after 'Complete?' i.e. under review, etc.


No.

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:00 am

RSolano wrote:How long did it take you guys to go complete? I submitted in the first week of December, the checklist says everything is complete. But my status is still "completion pending"... Thanks!


It took me a month, so hold tight!

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

Postby RSolano » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:14 am

principalagent wrote:
RSolano wrote:How long did it take you guys to go complete? I submitted in the first week of December, the checklist says everything is complete. But my status is still "completion pending"... Thanks!


It took me a month, so hold tight!


Thanks! Good to know

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

Postby Timofey_Pnin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:16 am

Checking in post-interview! Obviously there were things I think I could have answered a little bit better, but I think it went well. Interview was very casual + friendly and made me even more excited about Columbia.

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

Postby mwells56 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:22 pm

Just got an email saying I wasn't accepted ED and they're reconsidering me in April.

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

Postby InterLaw » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:54 pm

mwells56 wrote:Just got an email saying I wasn't accepted ED and they're reconsidering me in April.


Sorry to hear that mate... Don't give up, there's still hope!
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I went complete today so yeah, as someone else said before they're already working!

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

Postby sl4181 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:44 pm

anyone received interview invitation earlier today?

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:58 pm

Finally submitted!

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:23 am

sl4181 wrote:anyone received interview invitation earlier today?


Got the interview invite today!

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

Postby AaronCarter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:15 pm

tmcauliffe96 wrote:
sl4181 wrote:anyone received interview invitation earlier today?


Got the interview invite today!




via email?

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:17 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
sl4181 wrote:anyone received interview invitation earlier today?


Got the interview invite today!




via email?


yup

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

Postby sl4181 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:21 am

does interview mean anything? (got confused after reading threads from last few years...seems like interviews are for borderline or potential scholarships but I fall in neither..lsat>75 but 25<gpa<50

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

Postby principalagent » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:55 am

sl4181 wrote:does interview mean anything? (got confused after reading threads from last few years...seems like interviews are for borderline or potential scholarships but I fall in neither..lsat>75 but 25<gpa<50


Columbia's interviewing did seem haphazard before this year, but the interview push seems heavy this year. Whether that means they're just making more interview slots to get a better sense of the pool (i.e. still largely random) or trying to interview everyone they admit is unclear.

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

Postby 15atay » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:56 pm

Just got a handwritten letter and drawstring backpack in the mail. Said more information should come in the mail in late January.

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

Postby AlPastor » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:15 pm

15atay wrote:Just got a handwritten letter and drawstring backpack in the mail. Said more information should come in the mail in late January.


Sounds like a good sign...

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

Postby 15atay » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:25 pm

AlPastor wrote:
15atay wrote:Just got a handwritten letter and drawstring backpack in the mail. Said more information should come in the mail in late January.


Sounds like a good sign...


Oh yeah, I already got in ED probably should have said that... they meant more information for admitted students in late January.

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

Postby manchesterengland » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:48 am

If you got an interview, how long did it take to hear from them after going complete?

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

Postby Mikey » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:01 am

why can't Columbia's status checker be like almost everyone else's and not ask you for like 20 things to log in?

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

Postby JamesBlahDeBlah » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:06 am

Mikey wrote:why can't Columbia's status checker be like almost everyone else's and not ask you for like 20 things to log in?


I prefer this as I don't need to find my password to check it (admittedly this is only a problem because my passwords are all different and random alphanumerics, but still)
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Mikey » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:13 am

JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
Mikey wrote:why can't Columbia's status checker be like almost everyone else's and not ask you for like 20 things to log in?


I prefer this as I don't need to find my password to check it (admittedly this is only a problem because my passwords are all different and random alphanumerics, but still)

ahh. for me Columbia is the only one I have to type shit in for. all other status checkers for me are the same username and password that are saved so I just log in immediately.

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

Postby kiklavan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:12 pm

Did you guys tailor your PS to Columbia?

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

Postby LSATuration » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:47 pm

kiklavan wrote:Did you guys tailor your PS to Columbia?


I had a specific paragraph about Columbia and used my more career/LS statement rather than a personal growth one



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