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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby maudlinstreet » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:51 pm

swc65 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:
notanumber wrote:My letter said "we can't wait to meet you" but, unlike you folk who didn't receive truly personalized service, in my letter the word enthusiasm was also underlined!

Congrats BenJ! I'm also currently trying to decide between NYU/Columbia. It's really hard for me to figure out how they're different. Guess I have to just go visit.

haha, I forgot - they did that for me too! it's weird that they're so systematic about how enthusiastic they are :)


they did that for me too...doesn't it kinda defeat the purpose of a personalized letter if all the letters are personalized the exact same way? :P oh CLS, you crack me up



Crap, I didn't get that! Maybe they aren't as enthusiastic about me :(

weren't you ED? maybe they only thought to do it later on :p

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Sogui » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:02 pm

No, they just weren't enthusiastic about seeing them...

Makes me wonder... autopen?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby IAFG » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:08 pm

alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:09 pm

IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


IAFG is on tls! I don't know the answer to your question.. just wanted to say hi :D

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby IAFG » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:10 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


IAFG is on tls! I don't know the answer to your question.. just wanted to say hi :D

hi darlin :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:12 pm

IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


It's definitely not necessarily a prelude to a waitlist or ding, considering some of the people who were held (Bai, CoaltoNewCastle). I think it's a mix of soft yield protection and, "You're borderline, we want to see how many spots we have left after we admit all the people who aren't borderline (and HYS people start withdrawing)." That definitely allows room for later admission for the borderline candidates who were held.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:13 pm

IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:15 pm

BenJ wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


It's definitely not necessarily a prelude to a waitlist or ding, considering some of the people who were held (Bai, CoaltoNewCastle). I think it's a mix of soft yield protection and, "You're borderline, we want to see how many spots we have left after we admit all the people who aren't borderline (and HYS people start withdrawing)." That definitely allows room for later admission for the borderline candidates who were held.


Actually, I'm still waiting for any kind of answer, from all the schools I care about. However, I got into Georgetown yesterday and the dean wrote, "Coal--Congratulations--I loved both of your statements, particularly the one about Tourette's--they were open, thoughtful and well-written. I hope you will go to law school at home and join us at Georgetown." I don't want to go to Georgetown unless maybe on a full ride, but I had been having serious doubts about my personal statement and this reassured me. That could just be autopen though. He probably sends that exact note to everyone!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:16 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

TBF, if Bai had 180/3.8, she'd be in at Harvard for sure. I think her correct stats are more like 180/3.65. I could be wrong about that though; I know her LSN says 3.79.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby IAFG » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:18 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

i won't pretend to have the vaguest idea why schools behave the way they do, but those numbers aren't un-WL-able

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/clementine/jd

i don't think CLS really YPs

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:19 pm

crackberry wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

TBF, if Bai had 180/3.8, she'd be in at Harvard for sure. I think her correct stats are more like 180/3.65. I could be wrong about that though; I know her LSN says 3.79.


That's just what I recall her saying. It's possible she was just trying to protect her identity, I guess, but that would be lame to people like me who are looking at similar and better applicants.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:23 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
BenJ wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


It's definitely not necessarily a prelude to a waitlist or ding, considering some of the people who were held (Bai, CoaltoNewCastle). I think it's a mix of soft yield protection and, "You're borderline, we want to see how many spots we have left after we admit all the people who aren't borderline (and HYS people start withdrawing)." That definitely allows room for later admission for the borderline candidates who were held.


Actually, I'm still waiting for any kind of answer, from all the schools I care about. However, I got into Georgetown yesterday and the dean wrote, "Coal--Congratulations--I loved both of your statements, particularly the one about Tourette's--they were open, thoughtful and well-written. I hope you will go to law school at home and join us at Georgetown." I don't want to go to Georgetown unless maybe on a full ride, but I had been having serious doubts about my personal statement and this reassured me. That could just be autopen though. He probably sends that exact note to everyone!


LOL! No, Georgetown is definitely personalized. And that's much better than what I got from GW--everyone else got a really personalized note from them, but I just got something handwritten saying I was "impressive". Well, uh, thanks, GW, you made me think my PS stinks and has nothing worth mentioning.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:28 pm

IAFG wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

i won't pretend to have the vaguest idea why schools behave the way they do, but those numbers aren't un-WL-able

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/clementine/jd

i don't think CLS really YPs


Yeah +1.. i don't really think CLS YPs either

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:37 pm

crackberry wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?

If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

TBF, if Bai had 180/3.8, she'd be in at Harvard for sure. I think her correct stats are more like 180/3.65. I could be wrong about that though; I know her LSN says 3.79.

Nope, 180/3.79. I'm too freaking lazy to fudge my stats. I assume Harvard just doesn't like my face, or I unwittingly said something sociopathic or moronic or bizarre during my JR1. I try, but at the end of the day I really don't rock at not seeming weird. :P :| I actually messaged this Clementine a while ago to ask if she had any idea why CLS WLed her, but haven't had a response yet.... I went through and looked at everyone with stats close to mine who didn't get in, and most of them had late-ish applications, but her profile really worried me.

Edited for quote fail. Twice.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:42 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
IAFG wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
IAFG wrote:alright i am sick of LSN graphs enough to post. does anyone ever get something other than WL from a hold, or is this just another stepping stone on the path to WL->ding?


If it only led to waitlists, why wouldn't they just waitlist you? Also Bai was held and she's not going to be waitlisted and dinged if she shows how interested she is with her 180/3.8.

i won't pretend to have the vaguest idea why schools behave the way they do, but those numbers aren't un-WL-able

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/clementine/jd

i don't think CLS really YPs


Yeah +1.. i don't really think CLS YPs either


+2. At least, there's no perceptible pattern of YP.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:47 pm

BenJ wrote:VCE! Letter dated 2/22. Submitted 12/29, complete 1/26 and all that jazz. So excited to have the NYU-Columbia choice.

Also, congratulations!! Finally, right?

Congratulations to blue too... sorry I didn't say so at the time.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:52 pm

blue5385 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:
notanumber wrote:My letter said "we can't wait to meet you" but, unlike you folk who didn't receive truly personalized service, in my letter the word enthusiasm was also underlined!

Congrats BenJ! I'm also currently trying to decide between NYU/Columbia. It's really hard for me to figure out how they're different. Guess I have to just go visit.

haha, I forgot - they did that for me too! it's weird that they're so systematic about how enthusiastic they are :)


they did that for me too...doesn't it kinda defeat the purpose of a personalized letter if all the letters are personalized the exact same way? :P oh CLS, you crack me up


Mine had "enthusiasm" underlined too but had nothing like "we can't wait to meet you" on it. I guess that there are degrees to their enthusiasm. :P

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:17 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Congratulations to blue too... sorry I didn't say so at the time.


Thanks, Bai! :D I would be willing to bet my vomvelope that you will get one as soon as they process/read your LOCI

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:19 am

blue5385 wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Congratulations to blue too... sorry I didn't say so at the time.


Thanks, Bai! :D I would be willing to bet my vomvelope that you will get one as soon as they process/read your LOCI


They're probably dithering over whether to give you a Hamilton or a Butler.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:33 am

Question for Wire--what the hell is up with your Lakers?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:34 am

Kronk wrote:Question for Wire--what the hell is up with your Lakers?

I'll answer in his absence. Nothing good. To be fair, they could be tired from playing back-to-backs.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:34 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:
Kronk wrote:Question for Wire--what the hell is up with your Lakers?

I'll answer in his absence. Nothing good. To be fair, they could be tired from playing back-to-backs.


You guys better start rooting for Golden State. Lakers are washed up. ;)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:36 am

Kronk wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Kronk wrote:Question for Wire--what the hell is up with your Lakers?

I'll answer in his absence. Nothing good. To be fair, they could be tired from playing back-to-backs.


You guys better start rooting for Golden State. Lakers are washed up. ;)

I do love Golden State, haha. They've got nothing on the Lake Show though.

And don't look yet, but the game's not over!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:23 am

CardinalRules wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Congratulations to blue too... sorry I didn't say so at the time.


Thanks, Bai! :D I would be willing to bet my vomvelope that you will get one as soon as they process/read your LOCI


They're probably dithering over whether to give you a Hamilton or a Butler.

Har. Yeah, they can give me yours, you SOB! :P J/k I'm amazed by your T5 sweep. I figure the Hamiltons and Butlers will be long gone by the time they reevaluate me, but some merit aid would be nice!!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby TobiasFunke » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:36 am

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