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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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1/18
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25%
1/19
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13%
1/22
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8%
1/23
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5%
1/24
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2%
1/25
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 pm

ilpsm wrote:in!


Totally missed this in the craziness - congrats!!

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

Postby ilpsm » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:06 pm

principalagent wrote:
ilpsm wrote:in!


Totally missed this in the craziness - congrats!!


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

Postby jkander31 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:16 pm

so just for the neurotic people (ahem, me): Columbia interviews are random and you can get in without having one, right?

Faaaaawwwwwwk this cycle has made me anxious and on the edge all the time.

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

Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:23 pm

jkander31 wrote:so just for the neurotic people (ahem, me): Columbia interviews are random and you can get in without having one, right?

Faaaaawwwwwwk this cycle has made me anxious and on the edge all the time.


Today seems to have confirmed that the Columbia adcomms are not actually lying to us - regardless of the discussions in this thread otherwise! :P :lol: A few people in this wave did not interview and were accepted and probably off getting hammered in excitement (or eating ice cream per r/lawschooladmissions). Don't fret!

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

Postby 38981928 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:24 pm

principalagent wrote:
jkander31 wrote:so just for the neurotic people (ahem, me): Columbia interviews are random and you can get in without having one, right?

Faaaaawwwwwwk this cycle has made me anxious and on the edge all the time.


Today seems to have confirmed that the Columbia adcomms are not actually lying to us - regardless of the discussions in this thread otherwise! :P :lol: A few people in this wave did not interview and were accepted and probably off getting hammered in excitement (or eating ice cream per r/lawschooladmissions). Don't fret!


+1

Also double disappointment for me with nothing from Chicago and nothing from Columbia :(

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

Postby bobloblaw21 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:47 pm

pancakes4ever wrote:
kj4064 wrote:Didn't get an email today and am very worried, stats are above 75th, but I don't think high enough for any big scholarships and I interviewed in November and submitted in September. Super bummed :/


Don't be bummed! Last year, Columbia rolled out acceptances almost every weekday starting 1/18 and ending 2/7. Like I said above, this was a super tiny wave and is no reason to be worried!!!


Tbh I’m writing this on my bathroom mirror and repeating it to myself before I go to sleep every night for the next two to four weeks.

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

Postby pancakes4ever » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:49 pm

bobloblaw21 wrote:
pancakes4ever wrote:
kj4064 wrote:Didn't get an email today and am very worried, stats are above 75th, but I don't think high enough for any big scholarships and I interviewed in November and submitted in September. Super bummed :/


Don't be bummed! Last year, Columbia rolled out acceptances almost every weekday starting 1/18 and ending 2/7. Like I said above, this was a super tiny wave and is no reason to be worried!!!


Tbh I’m writing this on my bathroom mirror and repeating it to myself before I go to sleep every night for the next two to four weeks.


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

Postby lawschoolthrowaway » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:21 pm

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

Postby covfefe » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:30 pm

lawschoolthrowaway wrote:Any speculation/insights on the below question:

If Columbia is doing a wave tomorrow (fair assumption based on past years), do we think that list of accepted individuals is already decided on? If so, why wait to email them tomorrow? I lean towards this list already being decided on because I can’t imagine this list is made over the next ~24 hours.


Speculation, not insight, but I imagine that if Columbia really is going to accept a handful of students every day/every couple days from now over the next month or so, they probably have a few people actively making decisions while other decisions are going out. After a decision is made, there's probably some processing that has to be done to get the student into the system, maybe a final check, that kinda thing, and that probably takes a day or so.

So yeah, I bet if they do a wave tomorrow, they probably have the list of accepted individuals decided on right now, but maybe they just came to those final decisions early this morning or yesterday, and today is the day those decisions are being finally processed? Otherwise, you're right, there'd be no reason I can think of for them to wait till tomorrow.

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

Postby jkander31 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 pm

38981928 wrote:
principalagent wrote:
jkander31 wrote:so just for the neurotic people (ahem, me): Columbia interviews are random and you can get in without having one, right?

Faaaaawwwwwwk this cycle has made me anxious and on the edge all the time.


Today seems to have confirmed that the Columbia adcomms are not actually lying to us - regardless of the discussions in this thread otherwise! :P :lol: A few people in this wave did not interview and were accepted and probably off getting hammered in excitement (or eating ice cream per r/lawschooladmissions). Don't fret!




+1

Also double disappointment for me with nothing from Chicago and nothing from Columbia :(




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

Postby naguib » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:20 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Any other non-interviewers hoping to be included in this coming wave? I'm wondering if I should get my hopes up at all and keep track (172/S) because I'm so used to receiving some sort of good sign (interview, UR2 etc) prior to a decision. I also feel as an international (born + educated abroad) that they would want to interview me as I'm not as conventional a candidate as others.


International as well, didn't interview. 173 and got in, no prior communication until now! Good luck.

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

Postby naguib » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:23 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
TheMule wrote:Should we expect all emails to come out at once or will they come in waves?


Based on last year's thread, it looks like the first wave of folks didn't include scholarship info, then the next two waves (which were the following days I believe, but not sure how that'll shape up with the delay this year) included scholarships.


So will those who got in today get scholarship info in a couple of weeks or will it just be people in the next couple of waves?

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:50 pm

naguib wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
TheMule wrote:Should we expect all emails to come out at once or will they come in waves?


Based on last year's thread, it looks like the first wave of folks didn't include scholarship info, then the next two waves (which were the following days I believe, but not sure how that'll shape up with the delay this year) included scholarships.


So will those who got in today get scholarship info in a couple of weeks or will it just be people in the next couple of waves?


It looks like those who get in in the first wave generally don't get named scholarships (e.g., Hamiltons and Butlers) but it's possible (likely, even?) that they'll get some $$. Hamiltons & Butlers came in emails last year in the following wave(s).

EDIT: If you don't hear tomorrow and are worried re: Hamilton & Butlers, don't be! They can come in a series of waves (not just the second one!), and that's happened for at least the past two years.

And again, CONGRATULATIONS to all those who were accepted today!!! It is an amazing accomplishment, and you should all be extraordinarily proud! :D :D

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

Postby wolfdog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:06 pm

So will the next couple of waves consist only of those who get named scholarships, or a mix of scholarships and no scholarships?

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Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:11 pm

wolfdog wrote:So will the next couple of waves consist only of those who get named scholarships, or a mix of scholarships and no scholarships?


It looks like the second wave last year was exclusively named scholarships and took place on the Thursday of that same week. The third wave started around noon on that Friday with additional named scholarships, but later on in the day, it was no scholarships. So it's not totally clear what'll happen. It looks like in years past, letters were time stamped & staggered at different times. Not that that makes the waiting game any more fun or pleasant...

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:09 am

Are we ready to ride the wave again today?!

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

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:24 am

principalagent wrote:Are we ready to ride the wave again today?!

I got my little inflatable kiddy swimming donut and everything.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:34 am

feralflamingo wrote:
principalagent wrote:Are we ready to ride the wave again today?!

I got my little inflatable kiddy swimming donut and everything.


When I try to ride waves, I usually get sucked under and slammed face-first into the sand. Come on Columbia - ready for the pain!

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

Postby cwasser3 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:35 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:
principalagent wrote:Are we ready to ride the wave again today?!

I got my little inflatable kiddy swimming donut and everything.


When I try to ride waves, I usually get sucked under and slammed face-first into the sand. Come on Columbia - ready for the pain!


+1

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:57 pm

Yesterday's wave started about this time.

Come on Columbia! Tons of TLSers need love and $$$

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Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 pm

principalagent wrote:Yesterday's wave started about this time.

Come on Columbia! Tons of TLSers need love and $$$


Wouldn't that be beautiful? Wave of Butlers and Hamiltons? I almost wouldn't even care that I wasn't on it. In it. Whatever.

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Postby cwasser3 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 pm

principalagent wrote:Yesterday's wave started about this time.

Come on Columbia! Tons of TLSers need love and $$$


I hope it starts soon!

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

Postby andysimbi » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:03 pm

I think it happened closer to 2pm EST yesterday, so we’ve got about an hour by that measure.

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:05 pm

andysimbi wrote:I think it happened closer to 2pm EST yesterday, so we’ve got about an hour by that measure.


Agh, I'm in EST for work, but my TLS is still on CST (for home), so that threw me off.

One more hour!

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

Postby Hstrat » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:31 pm

What are the chances that those of us who didn't interview will hear from CLS today?



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