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crackberry
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:03 pm

GoldenBear125 wrote:Are these hold messages sent by email or snail mail?

Snail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Fancy Pants » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:44 pm

Jacinda wrote:Is everyone being put on hold? I mean are there any differences between hold and rejected peeps?


Rejected people will not be attending CLS. "Held" people have an uncertain future at this point. The main difference is that if you are held, you are not rejected.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby fidesverita » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:47 pm

What's the diff between "reserve" and "waitlist" for CLS? I read the letter they sent and it sounds exactly the same...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:49 pm

fidesverita wrote:What's the diff between "reserve" and "waitlist" for CLS? I read the letter they sent and it sounds exactly the same...

Reserve = WL at CLS.

"Hold" is different. If they tell you that you're in the "hold" category and will hear one way or another by April 21, you're "held." If you're on/in "reserve," you're WLed.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cavortingbeastie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:36 pm

Haven't heard anything yet. Bah.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Richard Rorty » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:16 am

held today, letter dated march 3

time to go back through this thread and figure out what that means

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:32 am

Richard Rorty wrote:held today, letter dated march 3

time to go back through this thread and figure out what that means


Thank you so much for actually bothering to do that. You deserve to get into Columbia just for that, seriously. This forum tests reading comprehension and logical reasoning in a way that the LSAT apparently does not.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby los blancos » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:44 am

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
Richard Rorty wrote:held today, letter dated march 3

time to go back through this thread and figure out what that means


Thank you so much for actually bothering to do that. You deserve to get into Columbia just for that, seriously. This forum tests reading comprehension and logical reasoning in a way that the LSAT apparently does not.


Hehe I think it's rather just good evidence of natural human laziness. :mrgreen:

Anyone know why Columbia chooses to waitlist people this early in the cycle instead of holding them?

I don't see any WL, accepted from last year's cycle on LSN... Is the WL pretty much a ding unless you give them something compelling (e.g., a new LSAT score)?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby squelp » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:08 am

Got the hold letter today too.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby fidesverita » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:12 am

What's the point of hold versus reserve if they're just going to get back to us later (april/may) anyway? They sound exactly the same so far!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Rand M. » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:25 am

fidesverita wrote:What's the point of hold versus reserve if they're just going to get back to us later (april/may) anyway? They sound exactly the same so far!


I don't think they are necessarily going to be 'getting back' to those placed on reserve. I think for most that will be the final correspondence, whereas for hold you will definitely hear back again. You could conceivably stay on reserve until the start of the school year if you don't withdraw.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Walfredo47 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:17 pm

Complete since 9/24; still waiting...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby kaydish21 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Rand M. wrote:
fidesverita wrote:What's the point of hold versus reserve if they're just going to get back to us later (april/may) anyway? They sound exactly the same so far!


I don't think they are necessarily going to be 'getting back' to those placed on reserve. I think for most that will be the final correspondence, whereas for hold you will definitely hear back again. You could conceivably stay on reserve until the start of the school year if you don't withdraw.


False. Holds will be reviewed starting in April (after their deposits are due) and hear back by the end of April, Reserve's will be reviewed starting in early May and hear back by the end of May. Reserves will either be offered admission (however unlikely), rejected, or asked if they want to continue being in the reserve group.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jacinda » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:17 pm

So I still have a semblance of a chance if I'm on hold? How many people actually get in on hold?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:31 pm

Jacinda wrote:So I still have a semblance of a chance if I'm on hold? How many people actually get in on hold?


It's not clear. They have yet to make any decisions about anyone who was held, as they only started holding people in February. But some of the people held (Bai, most notably) seem like they should be guaranteed admission.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jacinda » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:41 pm

BenJ wrote:
Jacinda wrote:So I still have a semblance of a chance if I'm on hold? How many people actually get in on hold?


It's not clear. They have yet to make any decisions about anyone who was held, as they only started holding people in February. But some of the people held (Bai, most notably) seem like they should be guaranteed admission.


is it true what they told me that it means there's an interest?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ashleigh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:11 am

kaydish21 wrote:
Rand M. wrote:
fidesverita wrote:What's the point of hold versus reserve if they're just going to get back to us later (april/may) anyway? They sound exactly the same so far!


I don't think they are necessarily going to be 'getting back' to those placed on reserve. I think for most that will be the final correspondence, whereas for hold you will definitely hear back again. You could conceivably stay on reserve until the start of the school year if you don't withdraw.


False. Holds will be reviewed starting in April (after their deposits are due) and hear back by the end of April, Reserve's will be reviewed starting in early May and hear back by the end of May. Reserves will either be offered admission (however unlikely), rejected, or asked if they want to continue being in the reserve group.


I'm confused by this ... what deposit is due before the seat deposit may 1? am I missing something?

http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applicants/admissions/importantdates

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:13 am

ashleigh wrote:I'm confused by this ... what deposit is due before the seat deposit may 1? am I missing something?

http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applicants/admissions/importantdates

Hamiltons & Butlers must be accepted at some point in April. Those are the admits that CLS is most likely to lose to HYS, so they will get a better sense of their class once that deadline passes.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ashleigh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:16 am

crackberry wrote:
ashleigh wrote:I'm confused by this ... what deposit is due before the seat deposit may 1? am I missing something?

http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applicants/admissions/importantdates

Hamiltons & Butlers must be accepted at some point in April. Those are the admits that CLS is most likely to lose to HYS, so they will get a better sense of their class once that deadline passes.


ah, got it, thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CG614 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:04 pm

VCE today!!! :D

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby foxyeconomist » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:13 pm

CG614 wrote:VCE today!!! :D


Congrats CG! Color me jealous.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby summerschooled » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:56 pm

Held. Kind of obnoxious at this point, considering it's already March. Oh well.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby mospina » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:01 pm

summerschooled wrote:Held. Kind of obnoxious at this point, considering it's already March. Oh well.


snail mail?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:22 pm

Columbia's killin' me with this hold. Every day feels like a year of stress and doubt. Please, Columbia. Please. I will make you proud. Just give me a chance.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:29 pm

After having read the plight of those who went complete long before me, I hesitate to do this, but...

Columbia: I've been complete since 1/11. Please show me some VCE love, and soon. Kthxbye.




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