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Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:24 pm
by GeePee
GargamelITT wrote:
VoidSix wrote:GeePee is mostly right, except that most Butlers are actually also in the 176-180 range and 3.6+ range. A lot of them were even like 179 / 4.0 or 177 / 4.0 types. I would imagine the Hamilton comes with some serious softs as well.


is it tougher to get a hamilton than get into yale?

not that i'm expecting to be even in the ballpark, i'm just curious

Different ballparks, I would expect. My impression is that the Hamilton is more to compete with Harvard than Yale, since Harvard has a similar class profile, character of student body, and admissions profiles. Or, at least much more so than Yale. However, in absolutes I'd say they'd be right around the same level of difficulty, despite the fact that a large number of Hamilton recipients opt for HYS anyway.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:12 pm
by Kronk
Yeah. The Hamilton is really to steal people from HY (sometimes Stanford too). In fact, it's to steal some of the BEST HY candidates. The Butler seems to steal people from Harvard who might be looking for an excuse to go anyway, and to lock up people that might go to Chicago or NYU instead.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:18 am
by violaboy
Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:30 am
by oneforship
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:33 am
by superserial
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?


correct

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:33 am
by 0L Hoping for 1
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?


I think you do if you have any school record

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:35 am
by violaboy
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?


I think you do if you have any school record


And that is me. NYU also wanted one. Duke accepted me before ever getting it. Guess they didn't care. My addendum spoke for itself.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:38 am
by superserial
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?


I think you do if you have any school record


unless Columbia has changed something from last year you only need the Dean's Cert. to officially enroll. You don't need it to go complete.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:39 am
by 0L Hoping for 1
violaboy wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:Finally complete. Dear Lord, it took my school forever to send a Dean's Cert.


You don't need a Dean's Cert to go complete at CLS?


I think you do if you have any school record


And that is me. NYU also wanted one. Duke accepted me before ever getting it. Guess they didn't care. My addendum spoke for itself.


NYU didnt ask for one from me and I have a school issue too? Did they email you asking for it or something?

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:44 am
by violaboy
It says on the app to have the Dean provide an explanation on the app.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:50 am
by 0L Hoping for 1
violaboy wrote:It says on the app to have the Dean provide an explanation on the app.



Shit you just saved me!! I completely missed that. I sent one to Duke, Cornell, Columbia, and Stanford but I dont know how I missed NYU! Thanks!!

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:53 am
by violaboy
No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:58 am
by 0L Hoping for 1
violaboy wrote:No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.


wow what a bitchy undergrad! I actually know the people who work in our student judicial office so they get it done by Close of Business for me.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:14 am
by oneforship
violaboy wrote:No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.


Sounds like someone is just mad they aren't able to apply to CLS, NYU et al.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:19 am
by violaboy
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.


Sounds like someone is just mad they aren't able to apply to CLS, NYU et al.


Or I already did apply.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:19 am
by 0L Hoping for 1
violaboy wrote:
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.


Sounds like someone is just mad they aren't able to apply to CLS, NYU et al.


Or I already did apply.


I think he meant the person in the office

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:21 am
by oneforship
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
violaboy wrote:
oneforship wrote:
violaboy wrote:No problem. Hope it doesn't take you month and a half like it did for me. My ugrad is retarded. I emailed them asking what was up, and I got a snide call back telling me that since I had a record, I shouldn't expect things to be done quickly.


Sounds like someone is just mad they aren't able to apply to CLS, NYU et al.


Or I already did apply.


I think he meant the person in the office


Yes. Thanks.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 am
by violaboy
Oh, sorry about that. Well, sounded more like a bitter middle aged woman taking Prozac. There are lots of those 'round these parts.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:04 am
by CoutureChiq
Can someone who has already applied tell me if Columbia requests a paper or image copy of your LSAC report and app? Thanks!

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:10 am
by Lmao Zedong
CoutureChiq wrote:Can someone who has already applied tell me if Columbia requests a paper or image copy of your LSAC report and app? Thanks!

my page says paper

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:41 pm
by wackjickham
Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early is? I have an LSAT at the 75th and a GPA between the 25th and median, probably at about 35th%. I loved Columbia when I went to visit but I didn't apply ED because I'm hoping to get scholarship money (not at Columbia but elsewhere). LSP has me as a "Consider" and basically a coin flip's chance. Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early gives me? I submitted 10/3.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:12 pm
by pikalove
How long does it take to get the complete email??

(Have most people gotten theirs??)

Waiting is going to KILL ME!!

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:15 pm
by AngryAvocado
wackjickham wrote:Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early is? I have an LSAT at the 75th and a GPA between the 25th and median, probably at about 35th%. I loved Columbia when I went to visit but I didn't apply ED because I'm hoping to get scholarship money (not at Columbia but elsewhere). LSP has me as a "Consider" and basically a coin flip's chance. Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early gives me? I submitted 10/3.


I think the higher you go in the rankings, the less of an advantage applying early becomes. It becomes less like "How much will applying early help me?" and more like "How much will applying late hurt me?"

pikalove wrote:How long does it take to get the complete email??

(Have most people gotten theirs??)

Waiting is going to KILL ME!!


I haven't heard a peep out of them yet, and I sent everything in on 10/29.

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:18 pm
by trc332
have you made a columbia account yet. thats where the status checker is

Re: Columbia 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:23 pm
by GeePee
AngryAvocado wrote:
wackjickham wrote:Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early is? I have an LSAT at the 75th and a GPA between the 25th and median, probably at about 35th%. I loved Columbia when I went to visit but I didn't apply ED because I'm hoping to get scholarship money (not at Columbia but elsewhere). LSP has me as a "Consider" and basically a coin flip's chance. Does anyone know how much of an advantage applying early gives me? I submitted 10/3.


I think the higher you go in the rankings, the less of an advantage applying early becomes. It becomes less like "How much will applying early help me?" and more like "How much will applying late hurt me?"

pikalove wrote:How long does it take to get the complete email??

(Have most people gotten theirs??)

Waiting is going to KILL ME!!


I haven't heard a peep out of them yet, and I sent everything in on 10/29.

Columbia has LSAC snail-mail them a paper copy. This can take up to 9 days to receive/process. Until they have that in their hands, you're not going complete.