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phonepro
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby phonepro » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:14 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:20 pm

Kronk wrote:
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. ;)

Oh whatever. Same thing.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby phonepro » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:29 pm

is the only options for columbia accept/reject/on reserve. or is there a difference b/w waitlist and on reserve?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:32 pm

phonepro wrote:is the only options for columbia accept/reject/on reserve. or is there a difference b/w waitlist and on reserve?

Reserve is WL. There is another option: being on "hold," which is worse than an acceptance, of course, but better than a WL.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Unitas » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:33 pm

phonepro wrote:is the only options for columbia accept/reject/on reserve. or is there a difference b/w waitlist and on reserve?


Reserve = waitlist..

There are 4 options to get:
Accept/reject/reserve/hold

Hold just means they didn't do anything, but they'll get back to you sometime in april... After hold you can get accept reject or reserve.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:12 am

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


Eek! My complete date. When was the letter dated? 2/10 or 2/11, or some time later?

Sorry to hear that, and good luck with getting off the reserve list!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:57 am

So from what I understand the way first reserve works is at the end of May they either accept/reject/or hold you to the second reserve. Is this correct? I think I could hold out on the WL till the end of May, but if I got held over to the 2nd reserve I would probably have to withdraw (unless I get into NYU, then I'd probably stay because I'd already be coming to NYC so it wouldn't be a problem).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:07 pm

Drew2010 wrote:So from what I understand the way first reserve works is at the end of May they either accept/reject/or hold you to the second reserve. Is this correct? I think I could hold out on the WL till the end of May, but if I got held over to the 2nd reserve I would probably have to withdraw (unless I get into NYU, then I'd probably stay because I'd already be coming to NYC so it wouldn't be a problem).


It's what I believe.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dancinginseptember » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm

On reserve!

:) only because I thought I'd be an auto-ding. Here's to waiting it out.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby xokel87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:48 pm

dancinginseptember wrote:On reserve!

:) only because I thought I'd be an auto-ding. Here's to waiting it out.


same - with a 165, total shock. I guess they are holistic! Do we have any stats on getting off reserve? Do you think you'll do LOCI or more letters of rec or anything?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby TobiasFunke » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:25 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:43 pm

dancinginseptember wrote:On reserve!

:) only because I thought I'd be an auto-ding. Here's to waiting it out.


xokel87 wrote:same - with a 165, total shock. I guess they are holistic! Do we have any stats on getting off reserve? Do you think you'll do LOCI or more letters of rec or anything?


When were the letters dated/your complete dates? Thanks & good luck :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby expat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:34 pm

I stopped following this thread many pages ago, so I'm not sure if there are still others in a similar situation, but I'm rather confused about my lack of communication from Columbia. I went complete around Thanksgiving, stats both above the 75th, and I've got nothing. I also doubt that I have a red flag in my app since I have several other comparable acceptances. In the wake of recent acceptances/holds/reserves this seems odd to me.

Anyone have insight on this?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby rx3r » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:40 pm

TobiasFunke wrote:In and enrolled!


I just blue myself! Congrats.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ariadne86 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:34 pm

expat wrote:I stopped following this thread many pages ago, so I'm not sure if there are still others in a similar situation, but I'm rather confused about my lack of communication from Columbia. I went complete around Thanksgiving, stats both above the 75th, and I've got nothing. I also doubt that I have a red flag in my app since I have several other comparable acceptances. In the wake of recent acceptances/holds/reserves this seems odd to me.

Anyone have insight on this?


Could be YP...there's a theory floating around here that Columbia wants to see real interest from people who are strong contenders at HYS.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:36 pm

My roommate just IMed me and said I got a big packet...not sure what color. Does a big packet mean good news? They wouldn't send a big packet just to say they rejected you, right?

On edit: She said it's like the color of split pea soup. Is that a good sign?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MTC87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:39 pm

democrattotheend wrote:My roommate just IMed me and said I got a big packet...not sure what color. Does a big packet mean good news? They wouldn't send a big packet just to say they rejected you, right?

On edit: She said it's like the color of split pea soup. Is that a good sign?


you're in

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:47 pm

MTC87 wrote:
democrattotheend wrote:My roommate just IMed me and said I got a big packet...not sure what color. Does a big packet mean good news? They wouldn't send a big packet just to say they rejected you, right?

On edit: She said it's like the color of split pea soup. Is that a good sign?


you're in


Yup, looks like it! I couldn't stand to wait so I asked my roommate to open it for me. She said it says congratulations, so I guess I'm in!

I was supposed to go to an unofficial happy hour for admitted UVA students in DC, but now I kind of want to go home and see what this vomit-colored envelope actually looks like.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby TobiasFunke » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:48 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:51 pm

democrattotheend wrote:
MTC87 wrote:
democrattotheend wrote:My roommate just IMed me and said I got a big packet...not sure what color. Does a big packet mean good news? They wouldn't send a big packet just to say they rejected you, right?

On edit: She said it's like the color of split pea soup. Is that a good sign?


you're in


Yup, looks like it! I couldn't stand to wait so I asked my roommate to open it for me. She said it says congratulations, so I guess I'm in!

I was supposed to go to an unofficial happy hour for admitted UVA students in DC, but now I kind of want to go home and see what this vomit-colored envelope actually looks like.


Congrats! When did you go complete? Let us know the date on the envelope when you get to it yourself.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:54 pm

BenJ wrote:
democrattotheend wrote:
MTC87 wrote:
democrattotheend wrote:My roommate just IMed me and said I got a big packet...not sure what color. Does a big packet mean good news? They wouldn't send a big packet just to say they rejected you, right?

On edit: She said it's like the color of split pea soup. Is that a good sign?


you're in


Yup, looks like it! I couldn't stand to wait so I asked my roommate to open it for me. She said it says congratulations, so I guess I'm in!

I was supposed to go to an unofficial happy hour for admitted UVA students in DC, but now I kind of want to go home and see what this vomit-colored envelope actually looks like.


Congrats! When did you go complete? Let us know the date on the envelope when you get to it yourself.


I think I went complete around 1/21. I applied on 1/4. I will check the postmark when I get home.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby notanumber » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:07 pm

democrattotheend wrote:I think I went complete around 1/21. I applied on 1/4. I will check the postmark when I get home.


Oooh. Those are very close to my dates.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:21 pm

TobiasFunke wrote:
rx3r wrote:
TobiasFunke wrote:In and enrolled!


I just blue myself! Congrats.


Thanks! I'm aiming to be the first lawyer and therapist... a lawrapist.


Those business cards should look a little bit better than the last set you gave out...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:27 pm

On reserve. Dated 2/16. Happy not to be rejected.

Time to crank out an essay, a LOCI, maybe a new LOR, tell them to hold me till July, and get that new LSAT score.....

So many options to delude myself with for a few months.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm on reserve, got the letter today. Was expected with my numbers. 3.7/171.

I'm guessing that reserve is just a nice way of rejecting you, since 95% of reserves will probably be rejected anyway. But...it's still better than a straight-up rejection I guess.




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