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democrattotheend
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:38 pm

I have been at complete since late January. Does the status checker go to under review next, or straight to a decision?

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A Swift
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:41 pm

Put on Reserve. Letter dated 2/10....

What's reserve?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:41 pm

monkeygirl wrote:Complete since October. Still waiting-this does NOT bode well. :(


Nope. :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Core » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:42 pm

democrattotheend wrote:I have been at complete since late January. Does the status checker go to under review next, or straight to a decision?

It never changes from "complete."

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Core » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:42 pm

A Swift wrote:Put on Reserve. Letter dated 2/10....

What's reserve?

Columbia's waitlist.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:50 pm

Core wrote:
A Swift wrote:Put on Reserve. Letter dated 2/10....

What's reserve?

Columbia's waitlist.


Is this the 1st WL of the RD cycle?

Magical. I actually hope my mailbox is empty today.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:52 pm

just put on "hold," went complete 12/18. 171, 3.9, top ten undergrad... so bummed, two of my friends from my school just got in with worse stats. the letter says to feel free to send in additional information.... anyone have any ideas as to what might help?

someone earlier mentioned strong interest in PI might potentially hurt one's application at columbia, is there any truth to this?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:53 pm

blue5385 wrote:
Core wrote:
A Swift wrote:Put on Reserve. Letter dated 2/10....

What's reserve?

Columbia's waitlist.


Is this the 1st WL of the RD cycle?

Magical. I actually hope my mailbox is empty today.


Am I the first? Is that possible?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:54 pm

virginiagirl55 wrote:just put on "hold," went complete 12/18. 171, 3.9, top ten undergrad... so bummed, two of my friends from my school just got in with worse stats.


Why do you think this is? I have identical numbers and was slightly thrilled with a WL.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:56 pm

A Swift wrote:
virginiagirl55 wrote:just put on "hold," went complete 12/18. 171, 3.9, top ten undergrad... so bummed, two of my friends from my school just got in with worse stats.


Why do you think this is? I have identical numbers and was slightly thrilled with a WL.


is your question in regards to my being bummed or my friends getting in?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:56 pm

Has CLS started to weigh LSAT score even more heavily than in the past, or are they only initially accepting applicants with really outstanding stats this cycle? In the latter case, maybe some waitlisted people have a shot if the people initially accepted opt for HYS instead...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:58 pm

virginiagirl55 wrote:
A Swift wrote:
virginiagirl55 wrote:just put on "hold," went complete 12/18. 171, 3.9, top ten undergrad... so bummed, two of my friends from my school just got in with worse stats.


Why do you think this is? I have identical numbers and was slightly thrilled with a WL.


is your question in regards to my being bummed or my friends getting in?



Why do you think you're friends got in with worse stats over you. Again, I'm only asking cause we have the same numbers.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby georgina » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:02 pm

CordeliusX wrote:I've been asking around about the Hamiltons. If people turn them down, do they offer them to others? when is the latest you can apply to get one? I doubt I would receive one even as a "hand-me-down", but I know a few people who might conceivably stand a chance.


i don't think anyone answered this for you... they don't give hand-me-down hamiltons. the consensus was that declined hamiltons result in more pseudo-merit aid for the people who apply for fin aid. in the past few years, the latest they were given out was mid-feb or so, so i guess that would mean at this point it's too late to apply to get one.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:04 pm

A Swift wrote:
virginiagirl55 wrote:
A Swift wrote:
virginiagirl55 wrote:just put on "hold," went complete 12/18. 171, 3.9, top ten undergrad... so bummed, two of my friends from my school just got in with worse stats.


Why do you think this is? I have identical numbers and was slightly thrilled with a WL.


is your question in regards to my being bummed or my friends getting in?



Why do you think you're friends got in with worse stats over you. Again, I'm only asking cause we have the same numbers.


Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:05 pm

ha, i have no idea. i was fairly certain i would be receiving an acceptance soon based off of theirs- we applied at the same time, received acceptances to other schools on the exact same days. one has a far more difficult major than me, but i thought no one really cared about that... why do you think you were waitlisted with those numbers so early on with those numbers? maybe i was being faaar too optimistic about my chances, i suppose i shouldn't have taken my pre-law advisor's optimism so seriously.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:07 pm

lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:10 pm

A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?


haha i knew as much regarding that, i spent months put together a pretty legitimate application to make up for my 7 point pt average lsat drop. uggggh. but a waitlist and a hold with low lsats for columbia are victories of sorts, i suppose.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:12 pm

A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?


gpa is above 75th. yea they favor LSAT but that still gives us a chance, its not like our LSAT is bad... I'll be disappointed if I get waitlisted right off the bat without even being held first. Actually I'll be disappointed with a hold as well :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:18 pm

lz06 wrote:
A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?


gpa is above 75th. yea they favor LSAT but that still gives us a chance, its not like our LSAT is bad... I'll be disappointed if I get waitlisted right off the bat without even being held first. Actually I'll be disappointed with a hold as well :(


I don't think they have both. Sounded like they only have reserve.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:26 pm

A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?


gpa is above 75th. yea they favor LSAT but that still gives us a chance, its not like our LSAT is bad... I'll be disappointed if I get waitlisted right off the bat without even being held first. Actually I'll be disappointed with a hold as well :(


I don't think they have both. Sounded like they only have reserve.


They have both hold and reserve. People started getting held yesterday.. it just means they're still reviewing your app. Reserve=waitlist

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:27 pm

A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
A Swift wrote:
lz06 wrote:
Same numbers as you both. Scared to check my mailbox :(



Am I the only one happy with a WL. I would of thought with our numbers and a shitty application, they would have rejected us. It at least proves our application didn't suck, right?


gpa is above 75th. yea they favor LSAT but that still gives us a chance, its not like our LSAT is bad... I'll be disappointed if I get waitlisted right off the bat without even being held first. Actually I'll be disappointed with a hold as well :(


I don't think they have both. Sounded like they only have reserve.


no, they do. a hold is "further review" and reserve=waitlist. two different things.

edit: oops, lz, didn't see your previous post.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:28 pm

Anyone want to post the rejection letter? I'm curious about this harsh wording rumor.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:39 pm

Complete since 9/16 here. No word. Though I am on the West Coast, so for all I know, there could be something in the mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:47 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Anyone want to post the rejection letter? I'm curious about this harsh wording rumor.


I'd bet a lot on my getting one, at which point I'll be happy to share :?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:49 pm

virginiagirl55 wrote:
no, they do. a hold is "further review" and reserve=waitlist. two different things.

edit: oops, lz, didn't see your previous post.


Got it.




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