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worldwithoutend
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby worldwithoutend » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:03 pm

Jericwithers wrote:As a hold I will hear back by the 21st (less than 2 weeks woo). What is this talk of a 27th deadline? Are people in the 27th pile stronger applicants than us in the 21st?


I doubt that's the case. My guess is that we were held later, so they pushed back the date to give themselves more time. I didn't get my letter until April 1st.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby scribelaw » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:54 pm

worldwithoutend wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:As a hold I will hear back by the 21st (less than 2 weeks woo). What is this talk of a 27th deadline? Are people in the 27th pile stronger applicants than us in the 21st?


I doubt that's the case. My guess is that we were held later, so they pushed back the date to give themselves more time. I didn't get my letter until April 1st.


I'm in the 21st batch, as well. No word yet.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby SanBun » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:00 am

any movement for the ED deferred people? Please someone respond the wait is killing me, as is the fact that i will likely be waitlisted at best

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby LaurenGayle » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:41 am

SanBun wrote:any movement for the ED deferred people? Please someone respond the wait is killing me, as is the fact that i will likely be waitlisted at best


I haven't heard a word...and didn't get the LOCI request a few weeks ago either...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:07 am

worldwithoutend wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:As a hold I will hear back by the 21st (less than 2 weeks woo). What is this talk of a 27th deadline? Are people in the 27th pile stronger applicants than us in the 21st?


I doubt that's the case. My guess is that we were held later, so they pushed back the date to give themselves more time. I didn't get my letter until April 1st.


ditto over here -- they really didn't give a ton of time to get that LOCI in.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bubba » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:01 am

Anyone wanna take a guess when the wave of held decisions will come out? Looking at the 08 and 09 threads it appeared that the admits came on Thursday with waitlists on Friday.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bIu3b1rd » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:52 pm

Got my "reserve list" notification (that phrase always makes me emit a wry and bitter laugh) on Feb. 21, and after waiting around for almost two months, my law school choices are now between American University and Columbia... I'm interested in international law, so both schools have fabulous programs, but I'd go to Columbia if admitted despite my scholarship at AU. However, my numbers are crap. I'm a 165/4.0 with a very artsy resume. I looked at the thread for last year, and I'm feeling pretty hopeless about getting in at Columbia. Any thoughts? Any ideas on what would help my chances or is it just up to the admissions gods at this point? :?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:55 pm

bIu3b1rd wrote:Got my "reserve list" notification (that phrase always makes me emit a wry and bitter laugh) on Feb. 21, and after waiting around for almost two months, my law school choices are now between American University and Columbia... I'm interested in international law, so both schools have fabulous programs, but I'd go to Columbia if admitted despite my scholarship at AU. However, my numbers are crap. I'm a 165/4.0 with a very artsy resume. I looked at the thread for last year, and I'm feeling pretty hopeless about getting in at Columbia. Any thoughts? Any ideas on what would help my chances or is it just up to the admissions gods at this point? :?


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But seriously, you probably have a shot with that GPA.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:18 pm

Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:25 pm

crackberry wrote:Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?


lol WOW that is incredible

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:26 pm

lz06 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?


lol WOW that is incredible

Yeah there were stories of that happening last year too.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 pm

It's amateur hour in Morningside Heights, apparently.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Dignan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 pm

crackberry wrote:Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?

CLS: "No, I swear...I broke up with Crackberry first."

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:46 pm

Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jacinda » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:20 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.

Did you already find out? I'm an EDer, and the admissions office told me I may not find out until after April.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:30 pm

Jacinda wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.

Did you already find out? I'm an EDer, and the admissions office told me I may not find out until after April.

No, I'm in the 'you'll hear by 4/21' batch. But realistically, they've had my application for seven months now (and my LOCI for two), and it's not like my numbers are so borderline that they'd have to wait till the very end to see if they could afford to take me... so I'm pretty sure I'm boned. I just wish I knew what it was that turned them off. My numbers twin on LSN got a Butler.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jacinda » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:40 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
Jacinda wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.

Did you already find out? I'm an EDer, and the admissions office told me I may not find out until after April.

No, I'm in the 'you'll hear by 4/21' batch. But realistically, they've had my application for seven months now (and my LOCI for two), and it's not like my numbers are so borderline that they'd have to wait till the very end to see if they could afford to take me... so I'm pretty sure I'm boned. I just wish I knew what it was that turned them off. My numbers twin on LSN got a Butler.

I think when they said wait, it means they're going through all the apps on hold again. Yours could just be at the bottom because you applied early. I know I sent them at least 20 pages to read. So I wouldn't sweat it out until April 21st because then you know they're snail mailing you something, which means either a ding or waitlist. :D Cheer up Bai. Your worth don't go down cuz Columbia may not accept you. :D

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby $1.99 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:55 pm

if you are international, that could be the difference, they may have already filled up their quota of whatever country you are a citizen of, and please don't tell me law schools don't have quotas for foreign students

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby scribelaw » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:59 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
Jacinda wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.

Did you already find out? I'm an EDer, and the admissions office told me I may not find out until after April.

No, I'm in the 'you'll hear by 4/21' batch. But realistically, they've had my application for seven months now (and my LOCI for two), and it's not like my numbers are so borderline that they'd have to wait till the very end to see if they could afford to take me... so I'm pretty sure I'm boned. I just wish I knew what it was that turned them off. My numbers twin on LSN got a Butler.


I'm kinda wondering same thing for Columbia and Chicago, too.

I don't have Butler numbers, but I have a decent GPA and above-median LSAT. I'm thinking that CC were turned off by my no-name undergrad or the fact that I had a prior LSAT score, because that's better than them just not liking me.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Wouldugo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Does anybody know, based on previous years, whether ED deferred people receive emails or letters? From my understanding, people who were held were later notified of the decision by snail mail if rejected and email if accepted. Are deferred people the same?

Also, I noticed that deferred people occasionally post on this thread, but not too much. Have most of us given up, or is there still reason to have hope?

The anxiety is beginning to get to me...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:25 pm

I keep forgetting to follow this thread and CLS movement. If I miraculously get in I will challenge anyone on TLS to a "craziest thing to happen in a cycle" competition.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Wouldugo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:40 pm

I was looking at 2007 and 2008 threads, and it seems that, in those years, Columbia accepted quite a few people who had been deferred. I couldn't find information from more recent years, but it seems to me, based on previous remarks that I read in this thread months ago, that people are not expecting CLS to accept many, if any, deferred people. Any thoughts?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:45 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.



Yes. I have.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby tesoro » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:45 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:I keep forgetting to follow this thread and CLS movement. If I miraculously get in I will challenge anyone on TLS to a "craziest thing to happen in a cycle" competition.


I'll take that challenge (if I miraculously get in myself).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:46 pm

tesoro wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:I keep forgetting to follow this thread and CLS movement. If I miraculously get in I will challenge anyone on TLS to a "craziest thing to happen in a cycle" competition.


I'll take that challenge (if I miraculously get in myself).


Noted.




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