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

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1/18
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1/19
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1/22
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1/23
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1/24
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FutureTaxLawyer?

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

Postby FutureTaxLawyer? » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:55 pm

if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

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

Postby 38981928 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:57 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?


I believe it's random, from what I've read on the forums (with some being told explicitly by adcomms that they are random and to spread the word about that). I know people have been accepted without an interview (meaning no interview request at all), but I feel like it would look bad to decline an interview that was requested.

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

Postby subpoenacolada » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:58 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?


There's no reason it would be a bad sign. No way of knowing if you can decline and still be accepted, but if you want to attend, why not interview?

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:01 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

Why would you decline?

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

Postby cwasser3 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm

All these bumps are giving me a heart attack lol

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

Postby usaorbust » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:04 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?

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

Postby FutureTaxLawyer? » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:09 pm

usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:24 pm

rideagain wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

Why would you decline?



I feel like if you decline, it's going to signal that you don't really want to go there.

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

Postby SuckMyLSN » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:26 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
rideagain wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

Why would you decline?



I feel like if you decline, it's going to signal that you don't really want to go there.

Second this big time. Lower-ranked school auto-denied me after I turned down an interview there despite being a good bit above their medians, Columbia has even more leeway to do so.

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

Postby caligari » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:42 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?

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

Postby FutureTaxLawyer? » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:57 pm

caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2

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

Postby caligari » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:08 pm

FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2


Darn - I went complete on 12/25 - hope I'm not out of the running.

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

Postby etramak » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:09 pm

caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2


Darn - I went complete on 12/25 - hope I'm not out of the running.


Isn't an interview not required for Columbia admission?

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

Postby PLUTONO » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:10 pm

etramak wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2


Darn - I went complete on 12/25 - hope I'm not out of the running.


Isn't an interview not required for Columbia admission?


Interviews are conducted at random. Don't despair yet, friends.

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

Postby LSATuration » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:33 pm

etramak wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2


Darn - I went complete on 12/25 - hope I'm not out of the running.


Isn't an interview not required for Columbia admission?


Earlier on this thread someone got a Ham without an interview

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 pm

what time do you guys think i can stop refreshing my email in hopes of a wave
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:35 pm

Where's today's wave

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

Postby austinlove » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm

last year this wave was on a thursday/friday/tuesday

considering we saw waves on thursday/friday, I'm guessing its tomorrow.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby thepsychedelic » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:53 pm

austinlove wrote:last year this wave was on a thursday/friday/tuesday

considering we saw waves on thursday/friday, I'm guessing its tomorrow. not sure why todays date came up as an estimated wave


wasn’t last year wed/thurs/fri/tues? i think the three days in a row is why today was expected
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby wqx » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:02 pm

caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
caligari wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
FutureTaxLawyer? wrote:if they request interview, is that good or bad? Is it possible to decline the interview and still get accepted?

did you just get a request?


Yes, got request today. So did one of my friends.


When did you go complete?


Didn't go complete until Jan 2


Darn - I went complete on 12/25 - hope I'm not out of the running.


I went complete Jan 9th and got an interview request before this week, so they aren’t going in order per se

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

Postby Prudence » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:27 pm

ARE interviews required for admission?

I just got an email requesting i do a law school interest survey “now that i am a part of the Columbia community “ but I didn’t receive an acceptance email or anything. But complete for a while though. Is this an acceptance???!

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

Postby jkander31 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:32 pm

Prudence wrote:ARE interviews required for admission?

I just got an email requesting i do a law school interest survey “now that i am a part of the Columbia community “ but I didn’t receive an acceptance email or anything. But complete for a while though. Is this an acceptance???!


No they are not required.

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

Postby Prudence » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:39 pm

jkander31 wrote:
Prudence wrote:ARE interviews required for admission?

I just got an email requesting i do a law school interest survey “now that i am a part of the Columbia community “ but I didn’t receive an acceptance email or anything. But complete for a while though. Is this an acceptance???!


No they are not required.


Omg :) ok. Will update tls when i get the official package in the mail!

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

Postby Dickens » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm

Did anyone else get that email in lieu of an acceptance or in addition to an acceptance email? (I didn’t btw just curious)

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

Postby RSolano » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:37 pm

Prudence wrote:ARE interviews required for admission?

I just got an email requesting i do a law school interest survey “now that i am a part of the Columbia community “ but I didn’t receive an acceptance email or anything. But complete for a while though. Is this an acceptance???!



Try checking email spam folders!



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