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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dummy66 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:43 am

Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:03 am

dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:07 am

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.



Yeah, needs to be at least a month before you can hop on the complain-train.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:33 am

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.


Not harsh enough. Less than a month? That's no freaking time at all. I was complete on Dec 2 and just got "held" last Friday. Sounds like there are still dozens of Dec-complete people waiting to hear something. I sympathize with them and lament that I must now wait again until April 21 to be officially rejected and move on with my life.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby xokel87 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:55 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.


Not harsh enough. Less than a month? That's no freaking time at all. I was complete on Dec 2 and just got "held" last Friday. Sounds like there are still dozens of Dec-complete people waiting to hear something. I sympathize with them and lament that I must now wait again until April 21 to be officially rejected and move on with my life.


I went complete around 12/07 and got WL 2/17, but my boyfriend's waiting on 11/30 with a much better LSAT.... so.. I think the longer the wait, the more they're considering you.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:02 am

xokel87 wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.


Not harsh enough. Less than a month? That's no freaking time at all. I was complete on Dec 2 and just got "held" last Friday. Sounds like there are still dozens of Dec-complete people waiting to hear something. I sympathize with them and lament that I must now wait again until April 21 to be officially rejected and move on with my life.


I went complete around 12/07 and got WL 2/17, but my boyfriend's waiting on 11/30 with a much better LSAT.... so.. I think the longer the wait, the more they're considering you.


I've always assumed I would get into Columbia though. This long wait just means I'm almost definitely out of the running for a full ride. It also means I can't list Columbia on my resume when applying for summer jobs. :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby summerschooled » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:27 am

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


snail mail?

Yep. I submitted way back in October, so it would've been nice to have gotten a real decision. Now, I'll probably already have committed to another school if they do eventually accept me.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:38 am

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:It also means I can't list Columbia on my resume when applying for summer jobs. :(

Could you really list it anyway unless you were dead set on enrolling? What would the line read, "I've been accepted to X, X, X and X law schools"?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby superserial » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:19 am

crackberry wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:It also means I can't list Columbia on my resume when applying for summer jobs. :(

Could you really list it anyway unless you were dead set on enrolling? What would the line read, "I've been accepted to X, X, X and X law schools"?


you could list it if your GPA was under 3.7

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:25 am

crackberry wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:It also means I can't list Columbia on my resume when applying for summer jobs. :(

Could you really list it anyway unless you were dead set on enrolling? What would the line read, "I've been accepted to X, X, X and X law schools"?


What I wanted to put was something like "Will be attending Columbia Law School in the fall, pending decisions from other schools." I've thought about putting my LSAT score, but that seems douchey. Without either of those things my resume is pretty mediocre.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:46 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.


Not harsh enough. Less than a month? That's no freaking time at all. I was complete on Dec 2 and just got "held" last Friday. Sounds like there are still dozens of Dec-complete people waiting to hear something. I sympathize with them and lament that I must now wait again until April 21 to be officially rejected and move on with my life.

Still not harsh enough. I was complete on 9/16 and held on 2/13. :evil: [insert mean thing here]

I have to say, Columbia's whole 'hard to get' thing may backfire on them in my case. Until NYU ASW, CLS was hands-down my first choice. And if they had accepted me when they accepted EVERYONE ELSE - still like a month after timely and courteous NYU - I would have been super excited and would probably have attended their ASW on the 3rd/4th, and each school would have had an equal chance to win my heart. As is, NYU has fed me, shirted me, and generally entranced me, while I've still only seen the hideous exterior of Columbia. I have all this time to ruminate on the opportunities NYU offers without having heard Columbia's counteroffer. And, as my dad said, would I rather go to a school that snapped me up in the first batch, or a school with nearly identical admissions standards that kept me waiting for five months, only to send me a letter that said, "keep waiting"?

I mean, I'd still be overjoyed if I got in, but I'm not on tenterhooks about it anymore, and if Columbia does want [strike]my LSAT[/strike] me, that's pretty bad news for them.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby fidesverita » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:30 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
I have to say, Columbia's whole 'hard to get' thing may backfire on them in my case. Until NYU ASW, CLS was hands-down my first choice. And if they had accepted me when they accepted EVERYONE ELSE - still like a month after timely and courteous NYU


Yeah, NYU's def not that nice. Complete since November and not a word from them. So consider yourself lucky?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:35 pm

fidesverita wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:
I have to say, Columbia's whole 'hard to get' thing may backfire on them in my case. Until NYU ASW, CLS was hands-down my first choice. And if they had accepted me when they accepted EVERYONE ELSE - still like a month after timely and courteous NYU


Yeah, NYU's def not that nice. Complete since November and not a word from them. So consider yourself lucky?

Last year, the bulk of NYU acceptances reported on LSN came during the third week of December, with medium-sized batches following in the fourth week of January and the second week of February. So I think I would consider myself ordinary and you unlucky.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby FCD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:01 pm

Okay, been complete for a month now. I start anxiously shuffling through the mail tonight.

Good luck comrades, hopefully there'll be a large batch of VCEs coming this week.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby LDC » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Has anyone called or emailed to check on the status of an application? I was complete 12/10 - I can't decide if that's good or if they're merely forgetting to reject me...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:17 pm

LDC wrote:Has anyone called or emailed to check on the status of an application? I was complete 12/10 - I can't decide if that's good or if they're merely forgetting to reject me...


would be interested to know as well, since i've been complete since october with no word. i'm assuming it means 'we hate you.'

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:19 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
LDC wrote:Has anyone called or emailed to check on the status of an application? I was complete 12/10 - I can't decide if that's good or if they're merely forgetting to reject me...


would be interested to know as well, since i've been complete since october with no word. i'm assuming it means 'we hate you.'


Maybe they love you but are just too scared to let you know of their affections.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:29 pm

BenJ wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
LDC wrote:Has anyone called or emailed to check on the status of an application? I was complete 12/10 - I can't decide if that's good or if they're merely forgetting to reject me...


would be interested to know as well, since i've been complete since october with no word. i'm assuming it means 'we hate you.'


Maybe they love you but are just too scared to let you know of their affections.


i dunno - i think i've made it pretty clear i'd say yes if they asked me out.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:36 pm

Sorry for the rube inquiry but what's a 'VCE'?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:46 pm

just got a dean's scholarship offer from nyu but for various reasons really prefer columbia. does columbia usually match nyu $?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby agentdedalus » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:51 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:Sorry for the rube inquiry but what's a 'VCE'?


Acronym for Columbia's notorious Vomit Colored [Acceptance] Envelope that is sent via snail-mail. Search this thread for a more, erm, substantial discussion of its various shades of colors and/or implications.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hesitantstyle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:56 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
dummy66 wrote:Complete since 2/18...still waiting :(


That's realllllly not very long. I've been complete since around December 20th.


Not harsh enough. Less than a month? That's no freaking time at all. I was complete on Dec 2 and just got "held" last Friday. Sounds like there are still dozens of Dec-complete people waiting to hear something. I sympathize with them and lament that I must now wait again until April 21 to be officially rejected and move on with my life.

Still not harsh enough. I was complete on 9/16 and held on 2/13. :evil: [insert mean thing here]

I have to say, Columbia's whole 'hard to get' thing may backfire on them in my case. Until NYU ASW, CLS was hands-down my first choice. And if they had accepted me when they accepted EVERYONE ELSE - still like a month after timely and courteous NYU - I would have been super excited and would probably have attended their ASW on the 3rd/4th, and each school would have had an equal chance to win my heart. As is, NYU has fed me, shirted me, and generally entranced me, while I've still only seen the hideous exterior of Columbia. I have all this time to ruminate on the opportunities NYU offers without having heard Columbia's counteroffer. And, as my dad said, would I rather go to a school that snapped me up in the first batch, or a school with nearly identical admissions standards that kept me waiting for five months, only to send me a letter that said, "keep waiting"?

I mean, I'd still be overjoyed if I got in, but I'm not on tenterhooks about it anymore, and if Columbia does want [strike]my LSAT[/strike] me, that's pretty bad news for them.


I couldn't agree more.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:56 pm

hahaha thank you. much more interesting answer than I expected.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lsathalon » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:19 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:just got a dean's scholarship offer from nyu but for various reasons really prefer columbia. does columbia usually match nyu $?


I'm wondering the same thing. I didn't apply for need-based aid at Columbia so I'm not sure if there's any hope.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:50 pm

fidesverita wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:
I have to say, Columbia's whole 'hard to get' thing may backfire on them in my case. Until NYU ASW, CLS was hands-down my first choice. And if they had accepted me when they accepted EVERYONE ELSE - still like a month after timely and courteous NYU


Yeah, NYU's def not that nice. Complete since November and not a word from them. So consider yourself lucky?


Yeah, but BaiAilian is an autoadmit at both schools. This is an example of yield protection possibly backfiring.




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