Columbia 2010

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agentdedalus
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby agentdedalus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:39 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Nothing for me today. After Coal hears, I will assume that a dog ate my application.


or pass the time with a David Lynch marathon...madness makes time fly. which is to ask: is that a Twin Peaks backdrop as your avatar?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby $1.99 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:58 pm

got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dudester » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:02 pm

$1.99 wrote:got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held


*hyperventilates

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Core » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:05 pm

$1.99 wrote:got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held

Welcome to the club.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby $1.99 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:10 pm

do we send our LOCIs and recommendation letters through snail mail or email?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gladitsover » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:14 pm

$1.99 wrote:do we send our LOCIs and recommendation letters through snail mail or email?


Additionally is it worth sending a LOCI reiterating interest in the school

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby monkeygirl » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:16 pm

I'm still @ work, but I feel the hold/reserve/ding axe swinging my way.

I will run home to check my mail in a couple of hours--and then go find a support group to join.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:17 pm

Nothing in my mail today in DC

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:27 pm

$1.99 wrote:got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held


the only reason i haven't been held yet is that my parents are away and i can't check my mail. i'm expecting misery in the mailbox.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:28 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
$1.99 wrote:got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held


the only reason i haven't (realized I've) been held yet is that my parents are away and i can't check my mail. i'm expecting misery in the mailbox.


:roll:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:29 pm

booboo wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
$1.99 wrote:got held today, looks like our entire chain is being held


the only reason i haven't (realized I've) been held yet is that my parents are away and i can't check my mail. i'm expecting misery in the mailbox.


:roll:


exactly.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Cherith Cutestory » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:30 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:Letter was dated 2/9 and it arrived yesterday at my perm address in CT.

So do they send all WL/R letters to perm addresses? I've recently been lead to believe that my apartment complexes mailing address is screwed up and tried to console myself that I'd have to wait for the followup "Welcome to Columbia" email (that will probably never come) for any word on my status, but if my eventual WL/reject letter gets lost in the mail will I ever know where I stand?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:32 pm

Cherith Cutestory wrote:
GobiasIndustries wrote:Letter was dated 2/9 and it arrived yesterday at my perm address in CT.

So do they send all WL/R letters to perm addresses? I've recently been lead to believe that my apartment complexes mailing address is screwed up and tried to console myself that I'd have to wait for the followup "Welcome to Columbia" email (that will probably never come) for any word on my status, but if my eventual WL/reject letter gets lost in the mail will I ever know where I stand?


Tell them about the snafu?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:46 pm

Someone at work just reminded me that mail won't be delivered on Monday b/c of presidents day. If I'm in the 2/11 batch it would take 3 days to get to me aka monday. More panic/waiting/fjklajfklasjklef

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:15 pm

"Held" today. Is this a deferred, waitlist, or what? The letter says some applicants will be offered admission, placed in reserve, etc.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby janer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:22 pm

Held today - 176, 3.9. I'm not too interested in Columbia so I think I'm just going to withdraw. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:24 pm

janer wrote:Held today - 176, 3.9. I'm not too interested in Columbia so I think I'm just going to withdraw. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!


Thanks for posting your stats. Do you think this is just a case of YP? If not, that's scary.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby janer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:31 pm

ariadne86 wrote:
janer wrote:Held today - 176, 3.9. I'm not too interested in Columbia so I think I'm just going to withdraw. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!


Thanks for posting your stats. Do you think this is just a case of YP? If not, that's scary.

I don't believe that Columbia YPs. I also don't think it was a problem with my app since I've gotten into several other good schools. Seems like there are several of us with stats above the 75th percentile so I'm not sure what the issue is. Oh well.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:35 pm

janer wrote:Seems like there are several of us with stats above the 75th percentile so I'm not sure what the issue is. Oh well.


I've noticed that too...also how last month CLS asked many people with great stats for updated transcripts.

Anyone have any idea what the deal is here?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby monkeygirl » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:42 pm

janer wrote:Held today - 176, 3.9. I'm not too interested in Columbia so I think I'm just going to withdraw. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!



Jeebus.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:43 pm

I'm not sure why people find it so hard to believe that CLS yield protects. It's so easy to put an overqualified applicant on hold to see if he's truly interested. So why wouldn't they do it? By putting this 176/3.9 on hold, they just slightly boosted their rank because he's withdrawing. The adcoms at Columbia are very rational people who have been hired not just to give Columbia a good student body, but also to make their rank as high as possible. There's no good reason not to practice subtle yield protection.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Anybody out there with letters dated/postmarked on 2/10 or 2/11?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ChildPlease » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 pm

Anyone have any info on the chances of getting in after being held?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby EijiMiyake » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:50 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:I'm not sure why people find it so hard to believe that CLS yield protects. It's so easy to put an overqualified applicant on hold to see if he's truly interested. So why wouldn't they do it? By putting this 176/3.9 on hold, they just slightly boosted their rank because he's withdrawing. The adcoms at Columbia are very rational people who have been hired not just to give Columbia a good student body, but also to make their rank as high as possible. There's no good reason not to practice subtle yield protection.


Because they throw Hamiltons and Butlers at people that, for the most part, end up choosing HYS anyway. Why is it so hard to believe that not all schools are looking for the exact same thing? Maybe she just got a reader that was in a particularly bad mood or something.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby js87 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:50 pm

Anyone complete from early November still waiting? No word yet, but my stats make it a long shot; LSAT just under median, GPA at median. Non-URM.

Also, are holds coming through the mail? Are ALL decisions via snail mail, including holds and waitlists?




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