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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:24 pm

BenJ wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Anyone get an acceptance in the mail yesterday or today?


I get acceptances every day.

Then I wake up.


My dreams are the only place I will ever be admitted to CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:36 pm

scribelaw wrote:Anyone get an acceptance in the mail yesterday or today?


In via VCE yesterday. The letter was postmarked 2/9, but delayed due to snow here in DC all last week. I am really excited, and was not expecting this so soon since I submitted my app in early January!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:40 pm

Congrats! Do you happen to know what date your application file went complete?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:41 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:43 pm

ariadne86 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Anyone get an acceptance in the mail yesterday or today?


In via VCE yesterday. The letter was postmarked 2/9, but delayed due to snow here in DC all last week. I am really excited, and was not expecting this so soon since I submitted my app in early January!


congrats! sorry if you've done this before, but do you mind posting/PMing stats?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:45 pm

BenJ wrote:Congrats! Do you happen to know what date your application file went complete?


Just checked my inbox...got the complete email from them in the evening of 1/19.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:47 pm

ariadne86 wrote:
BenJ wrote:Congrats! Do you happen to know what date your application file went complete?


Just checked my inbox...got the complete email from them in the evening of 1/19.


Thanks! Seems like 1/20 is still the latest complete date in last week's admits. Good to know that I shouldn't be worried by my lack of VCE yet.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:49 pm

BenJ wrote:
ariadne86 wrote:
BenJ wrote:Congrats! Do you happen to know what date your application file went complete?


Just checked my inbox...got the complete email from them in the evening of 1/19.


Thanks! Seems like 1/20 is still the latest complete date in last week's admits. Good to know that I shouldn't be worried by my lack of VCE yet.


Yes -- I'm rooting for you in light of your stats!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:51 pm

where are people sending LOCIs, and addressed to whom? email or mail?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby poprox » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:56 pm

puppleberry finn wrote:where are people sending LOCIs, and addressed to whom? email or mail?


via surface mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby questions » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:58 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:01 pm

questions wrote:For those in the "held' group:

- I know that sending a LOCI is a good idea. But....
- Is an additional LOR also useful (as seems to be the case at Harvard)?

Certainly wouldn't hurt provided the LOR is good.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:07 pm

questions wrote:For those in the "held' group:

- I know that sending a LOCI is a good idea. But....
- Is an additional LOR also useful (as seems to be the case at Harvard)?


I don't know about the LOR -- I've read comments from adcomms (albeit not ones from CLS) that suggested additional LORs won't make too much of an impact on whether or not the student is eventually admitted and could potentially even be detrimental. I think this applied to waitlisted students though, they may think of holds in a different way.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:09 pm

blue5385 wrote:
questions wrote:For those in the "held' group:

- I know that sending a LOCI is a good idea. But....
- Is an additional LOR also useful (as seems to be the case at Harvard)?


I don't know about the LOR -- I've read comments from adcomms (albeit not ones from CLS) that suggested additional LORs won't make too much of an impact on whether or not the student is eventually admitted and could potentially even be detrimental. I think this applied to waitlisted students though, they may think of holds in a different way.

I could see this if the applicant really needs to fish for an extra LOR and gets one that is negative (or neutral), but if the applicant had a backup LOR for this exact reason, I think it would be fine.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:13 pm

crackberry wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
questions wrote:For those in the "held' group:

- I know that sending a LOCI is a good idea. But....
- Is an additional LOR also useful (as seems to be the case at Harvard)?


I don't know about the LOR -- I've read comments from adcomms (albeit not ones from CLS) that suggested additional LORs won't make too much of an impact on whether or not the student is eventually admitted and could potentially even be detrimental. I think this applied to waitlisted students though, they may think of holds in a different way.

I could see this if the applicant really needs to fish for an extra LOR and gets one that is negative (or neutral), but if the applicant had a backup LOR for this exact reason, I think it would be fine.


http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

This suggests that only additional outstanding academic LORs would make an impact on your candidacy -- like crackberry said, whether or not you should send one seems to depend on the caliber of the letter.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:39 pm

blue5385 wrote:http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2009/04/27/bad-idea-jeans-don-t-be-a-waitlist-stalker.aspx

This suggests that only additional outstanding academic LORs would make an impact on your candidacy -- like crackberry said, whether or not you should send one seems to depend on the caliber of the letter.

Interesting. Is this really true:

6. Deferrals. We don't offer them. For anything. Punto. Again, we are trying to fill a spot for this fall. Even if you get offered a Rhodes or Marshall or some other amazing opportunity, your only choice is to turn down the other opportunity or withdraw and reapply. My advice to you, if you do get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will prevent you from enrolling this fall, is to take it -- you can always reapply, and your application will be richer for your experience. (If you do turn down a Rhodes or Marshall to stay on the wait list, please send an email to 203blog@yale.edu with your name, LSAC number, and "My answer to the quiz is (c)" in the subject line -- thanks!)

I KNOW there are people who defer admission to Yale. So they offer deferrals to outright admits but not to WL-->admits? Is that the message?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:42 pm

Yeah. They don't offer deferrals off the waitlist. I inquired based on that post when I was thinking of TFA.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm

crackberry wrote:
blue5385 wrote:http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2009/04/27/bad-idea-jeans-don-t-be-a-waitlist-stalker.aspx

This suggests that only additional outstanding academic LORs would make an impact on your candidacy -- like crackberry said, whether or not you should send one seems to depend on the caliber of the letter.

Interesting. Is this really true:

6. Deferrals. We don't offer them. For anything. Punto. Again, we are trying to fill a spot for this fall. Even if you get offered a Rhodes or Marshall or some other amazing opportunity, your only choice is to turn down the other opportunity or withdraw and reapply. My advice to you, if you do get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will prevent you from enrolling this fall, is to take it -- you can always reapply, and your application will be richer for your experience. (If you do turn down a Rhodes or Marshall to stay on the wait list, please send an email to 203blog@yale.edu with your name, LSAC number, and "My answer to the quiz is (c)" in the subject line -- thanks!)

I KNOW there are people who defer admission to Yale. So they offer deferrals to outright admits but not to WL-->admits? Is that the message?


Yeah I think that's true -- I know a person who was admitted outright last year but deferred for a Rhodes and they were fine with it.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jbrowning82 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:18 pm

Just got a ding. No shock at all, I was probably an auto-reject even though it took them forever. No idea when the letter was dated because I'm in africa and I didnt bother asking when my dad told me.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:33 pm

Waitlisted.. when I saw the letter I was thinking it was going to be a ding, so I'm actually rather pleased. I'm curious however how often people actually get accepted off of the first reserve, and what type of numbers they usually have. I'm going to have to research that via LSN.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby phonepro » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:35 pm

Application went complete January 26th. Just received a letter today, "on reserve". Any idea of chances? Whats a LOCI (sorry i'm new here!)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby mospina » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:04 pm

I'm wondering the same thing, what is a LOCI?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:07 pm

LOCI stands for Letter of Confirmed Interest. It is a letter you send to a school to indicate that you are still interested in enrolling.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:08 pm

mospina wrote:I'm wondering the same thing, what is a LOCI?


Letter Of Continued Interest. People often send them in response to waitlists or holds to demonstrate that they, well, continue to be interested. People sometimes also include additional LORs, updated resumes/transcripts, or something else relevant that might help paint you positively.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:09 pm

crackberry wrote:LOCI stands for Letter of Confirmed Interest. It is a letter you send to a school to indicate that you are still interested in enrolling.


LULZ. That's what you get with a Stanford UG education. ;)




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