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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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36%
1/18
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25%
1/19
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13%
1/22
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1/23
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5%
1/24
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1/25
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11%
 
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby gymnastsplits » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:44 pm

tmcauliffe96 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:
cuzzydunlop wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:Just had my interview today and I think it went really well! Got a few questions I didn't expect though, if anyone's interested


Be careful posting this stuff. Adcomm's read this board and if any are from Columbia, there probably aren't many McAuliffes who interviewed at Columbia today.

Tbh I don't know why this would matter unless your conduct on this forum would disqualify you from admission.


Yeah I mean most of this stuff can be found anywhere online, I know how stressful interviews could be, so I'm always happy to help with tips :)


Would you PM me? I would love to hear the questions. Thank you!

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

Postby phoneme » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:35 pm

does columbia ask for fall grades from everyone or is the fact that they asked for mine despite not requesting an interview a good sign ?? hmmmmmmmm

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

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:19 am

I'm starting to get nervous. Submitted late November, LSAT>75th, GPA at 75th, no interview request yet. Is this a bad sign?

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

Postby principalagent » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:23 am

Veil of Ignorance wrote:I'm starting to get nervous. Submitted late November, LSAT>75th, GPA at 75th, no interview request yet. Is this a bad sign?


It isn’t. Even though there seems to be a big interview push, it could very well still be unnecessary for admission. I wouldn’t worry about it at this point

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

Postby mwells56 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm

phoneme wrote:does columbia ask for fall grades from everyone or is the fact that they asked for mine despite not requesting an interview a good sign ?? hmmmmmmmm


They asked me for Fall grades with no interview and my app got held

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

Postby usaorbust » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:12 pm

mwells56 wrote:
phoneme wrote:does columbia ask for fall grades from everyone or is the fact that they asked for mine despite not requesting an interview a good sign ?? hmmmmmmmm


They asked me for Fall grades with no interview and my app got held


No interview request and no ask for fall grades so far for me. Complete in early nov

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

Postby chelseacarl4970 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:01 pm

usaorbust wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
phoneme wrote:does columbia ask for fall grades from everyone or is the fact that they asked for mine despite not requesting an interview a good sign ?? hmmmmmmmm


They asked me for Fall grades with no interview and my app got held


No interview request and no ask for fall grades so far for me. Complete in early nov


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

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Does anyone ever get scholarships, specifically named scholarships, without interviewing? I've got Butler numbers but haven't heard a peep from Columbia.

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

Postby rideagain » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am

Veil of Ignorance wrote:Does anyone ever get scholarships, specifically named scholarships, without interviewing? I've got Butler numbers but haven't heard a peep from Columbia.

Per past threads yeah they do. So I wouldn't worry.

Also, seems like we should expect first wave of acceptances today/tomorrow...

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

Postby 38981928 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am

rideagain wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:Does anyone ever get scholarships, specifically named scholarships, without interviewing? I've got Butler numbers but haven't heard a peep from Columbia.

Per past threads yeah they do. So I wouldn't worry.

Also, seems like we should expect first wave of acceptances today/tomorrow...


Doesn't Columbia do RD notifications by snail mail? Has that changed?

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

Postby 2drew4u » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:54 am

38981928 wrote:
rideagain wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:Does anyone ever get scholarships, specifically named scholarships, without interviewing? I've got Butler numbers but haven't heard a peep from Columbia.

Per past threads yeah they do. So I wouldn't worry.

Also, seems like we should expect first wave of acceptances today/tomorrow...


Doesn't Columbia do RD notifications by snail mail? Has that changed?


It has changed. Been email for a couple years from what I have read of previous year's threads

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:06 pm

New poll! Finally :p

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Are we thinking decisions are coming tomorrow around 2:30pm? Last year was two days after MLK day @ 2:10pm.

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

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:32 pm

Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

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

Postby rideagain » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:33 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.

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

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:35 pm

rideagain wrote:
EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.


Thanks, that's comforting. It's just without an interview invite or any status checker changes I've seen no indication that they'd be at all interested in me. But that's really good to know.

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

Postby ToddCraines » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:40 pm

rideagain wrote:
EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.


Curious if "random" is relative. Like random within a certain group that is a likely admit? Or maybe random for borderline candidates? I mean, I know that surely it's not random for the whole applicant pool! Admissions are driving me INSANE

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

Postby feralflamingo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 pm

ToddCraines wrote:
rideagain wrote:
EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.


Curious if "random" is relative. Like random within a certain group that is a likely admit? Or maybe random for borderline candidates? I mean, I know that surely it's not random for the whole applicant pool! Admissions are driving me INSANE

Might mean that my admittedly horrible interview only served to push me into the waitlist pool, rather than get me an admit...
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Are we thinking decisions are coming tomorrow around 2:30pm? Last year was two days after MLK day @ 2:10pm.


Sadly, we have no idea.

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

Postby ToddCraines » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:43 pm

feralflamingo wrote:
ToddCraines wrote:
rideagain wrote:
EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.


Curious if "random" is relative. Like random within a certain group that is a likely admit? Or maybe random for borderline candidates? I mean, I know that surely it's not random for the whole applicant pool! Admissions are driving me INSANE

Might mean that my admittedly horrible interview only served to push me into the waitlist pool, rather than get me an admit...


Oh trust me, after my interview I'm not expecting much.

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

Postby feralflamingo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:45 pm

ToddCraines wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:
ToddCraines wrote:
rideagain wrote:
EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Do people think those that haven't been interviewed are in contention for this first wave (or any other). I know there appear to be more interviews than usual this year, but do we think there will be a bunch of admits who haven't been interviewed?

I was explicitly told in my interview that they do not require an interview for admittance, and that interviews are random.


Curious if "random" is relative. Like random within a certain group that is a likely admit? Or maybe random for borderline candidates? I mean, I know that surely it's not random for the whole applicant pool! Admissions are driving me INSANE

Might mean that my admittedly horrible interview only served to push me into the waitlist pool, rather than get me an admit...


Oh trust me, after my interview I'm not expecting much.

I'm glad we have each other.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:49 pm

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

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:50 pm

I know what y'all mean about randomness. I feel that as an international student my chances of being admitted without an interview are quite low, for instance.

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

Postby jkander31 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:01 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:I know what y'all mean about randomness. I feel that as an international student my chances of being admitted without an interview are quite low, for instance.


I honestly love having international students in my class. I hope you get in.

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

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:05 pm

jkander31 wrote:I honestly love having international students in my class. I hope you get in.


Thanks! Me too! I honestly love having wonderful students in my class and hope you get in too!



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