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Z3RO
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:52 am

What are we Hold people going to do when we check the mail today and there's still nothing there?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jimmyd11011 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:55 am

Z3RO wrote:What are we Hold people going to do when we check the mail today and there's still nothing there?


barrage of phone calls to the office

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:04 pm

haha DDOS!

*edit* I want to clarify that I am in no way endorsing anything illegal, and DDOS attacks on websites (or black-faxes or constant calls from card-phones) are terrible and should be undertaken by nobody.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby $1.99 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:06 pm

man i have to say, i really loved columbia at the beginning of this cycle, but after this experience with their lack of professionalism and boot strapping in terms of their admissions process, i really am starting to get pissed

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:11 pm

Nothing, again, in Austin.

EDIT: Oh wait I was supposed to have my decision by today. I will call tomorrow.

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Core
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Core » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:23 pm

Reserved. Would anyone mind skimming my ps and ds to see if there is anything horribly wrong to quash my worries?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby holybartender » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:32 pm

Core wrote:Reserved. Would anyone mind skimming my ps and ds to see if there is anything horribly wrong to quash my worries?


Sure.

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Zinoviev
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Zinoviev » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:35 pm

I've lurked for almost a year, but I believe I might be contributing something useful.

I called the Admissions Office this morning and simply demanded a decision (I am one of the April 21st RD holds--"...you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010"). I wasn't exactly an asshole, but I felt justified enough in my stand to calmly explain that the fact that it may have been mailed was not sufficient.

Anyway, I was eventually told that we could request our decision by email. I realize I might have easily fallen for one of the oldest administrative tactics out there, but I went ahead and sent in my request. I'll update the minute I hear anything.

Hope this helps the insanely impatient among us. Thank you for all your support, TLSers. You carried me through my cycle.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Joan Hollaway » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:37 pm

So another incoming wave of hold->reserve :cry: can't wait to go home and check my mailbox for mine. Atleast I can finally say with 100% certainty that ill be attending mich

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Zinoviev wrote:I've lurked for almost a year, but I believe I might be contributing something useful.

I called the Admissions Office this morning and simply demanded a decision (I am one of the April 21st RD holds--"...you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010"). I wasn't exactly an asshole, but I felt justified enough in my stand to calmly explain that the fact that it may have been mailed was not sufficient.

Anyway, I was eventually told that we could request our decision by email. I realize I might have easily fallen for one of the oldest administrative tactics out there, but I went ahead and sent in my request. I'll update the minute I hear anything.

Hope this helps the insanely impatient among us. Thank you for all your support, TLSers. You carried me through my cycle.

180

If you get in, I bet there will be a raging torrent of emails/calls to that office.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jimmyd11011 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:43 pm

Zinoviev wrote:I've lurked for almost a year, but I believe I might be contributing something useful.

I called the Admissions Office this morning and simply demanded a decision (I am one of the April 21st RD holds--"...you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010"). I wasn't exactly an asshole, but I felt justified enough in my stand to calmly explain that the fact that it may have been mailed was not sufficient.

Anyway, I was eventually told that we could request our decision by email. I realize I might have easily fallen for one of the oldest administrative tactics out there, but I went ahead and sent in my request. I'll update the minute I hear anything.

Hope this helps the insanely impatient among us. Thank you for all your support, TLSers. You carried me through my cycle.


Were they annoyed that you were asking before the office closed on the 21st (meaning they still had time to email it to you within the time frame they promised)? It's not like they told you that you'd have it by noon on April 21...

But nice work though. I'll probably email too

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Zinoviev » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:54 pm

jimmyd11011 wrote:
Zinoviev wrote:I've lurked for almost a year, but I believe I might be contributing something useful.

I called the Admissions Office this morning and simply demanded a decision (I am one of the April 21st RD holds--"...you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010"). I wasn't exactly an asshole, but I felt justified enough in my stand to calmly explain that the fact that it may have been mailed was not sufficient.

Anyway, I was eventually told that we could request our decision by email. I realize I might have easily fallen for one of the oldest administrative tactics out there, but I went ahead and sent in my request. I'll update the minute I hear anything.

Hope this helps the insanely impatient among us. Thank you for all your support, TLSers. You carried me through my cycle.


Were they annoyed that you were asking before the office closed on the 21st (meaning they still had time to email it to you within the time frame they promised)? It's not like they told you that you'd have it by noon on April 21...

But nice work though. I'll probably email too

They handled the conversation pretty calmly, though I think there was a moment where they didn't quite know what to say.

Your point about the Office still having time to email me is a good one, and was what had me wait as late as I did, but in my conversation I could just read between the lines with the guy. The fact that we were discussing it being mailed, that he couldn't give it to me over the phone, and his general tentativeness created the clear impression that I've got a Reserve or worse headed straight for me (with no email notification). But don't think I won't be checking my inbox every 20 minutes for the rest of the day JIC. :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:00 pm

I emailed and my decision was mailed yesterday.. Prob won't get it until Friday or Saturday. This is annoying.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:08 pm

Core wrote:Reserved. Would anyone mind skimming my ps and ds to see if there is anything horribly wrong to quash my worries?


sorry, Core. hope NYU comes through for you today.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:28 pm

Reserved. :shock: :( :? :evil:

Dear Columbia,

I really, really wanted you. I didn't even wait for a fee waiver. And I really thought I had a great chance. I have no idea what you found unsatisfactory about my application, but my LSAT and I are off to NYU now. Also, there are no tattoo parlors in Morningside Heights, which is pretty weak.
TheWire wrote:Summary: Fu*K you Columbia...

--TheWire (NYU class of 2013)

What he said.

--BaiAilian2013 (NYU class of 2013)

P.S. Thanks Joan! :D Nice ruffly top in your selftar btw.
P.P.S Sorry Core :cry: I was rooting for you.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:32 pm

baiailian, I'm sorry. You totally deserved it. Amazing LSAT. I'll see you at NYU :mrgreen:

did you ask them to e-mail or did it arrive in the mail ?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:33 pm

Bai and Core, so sorry to hear. Bai didn't you have a 180?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:33 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Reserved. :shock: :( :? :evil:

Dear Columbia,

I really, really wanted you. I didn't even wait for a fee waiver. And I really thought I had a great chance. I have no idea what you found unsatisfactory about my application, but my LSAT and I are off to NYU now. Also, there are no tattoo parlors in Morningside Heights, which is pretty weak.
TheWire wrote:Summary: Fu*K you Columbia...

--TheWire (NYU class of 2013)

What he said.

--BaiAilian2013 (NYU class of 2013)

P.S. Thanks Joan! :D Nice ruffly top in your selftar btw.
P.P.S Sorry Core :cry: I was rooting for you.


WTF. all i have to say. enjoy NYU!

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Joan Hollaway
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Joan Hollaway » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:57 pm

Wow sorry bai :cry: , that's ridiculous. Your news took away the last 1% of optimism I had, so not looking forward to checking the mail today.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:59 pm

Maybe they're really not going to accept any holds this year...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:04 pm

starsong wrote:Maybe they're really not going to accept any holds this year...

They accepted two holds, one from ED, on 4/12 and 4/19 respectively. http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... ype=jd&p=3

Those are the only ones I've heard of so I'm beginning to wonder if there was a mini-batch earlier in the month and that was that. :?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:08 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
starsong wrote:Maybe they're really not going to accept any holds this year...

They accepted two holds, one from ED, on 4/12 and 4/19 respectively. http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... ype=jd&p=3

Those are the only ones I've heard of so I'm beginning to wonder if there was a mini-batch earlier in the month and that was that. :?

Yeah that's what I meant. These looked like two very special cases at first, since last year's hold acceptances came in a slew of e-mails on one day. But maybe those two were the only hold admits this year.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby drpc87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:15 pm

r6_philly wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:Is there anybody that wasn't held that's still waiting for a decision?

Feels lonely in here.


You are not alone ...



def not alone.....did you apply regular decision?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:18 pm

drpc87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:Is there anybody that wasn't held that's still waiting for a decision?

Feels lonely in here.


You are not alone ...



def not alone.....did you apply regular decision?


Yep. Complete 1/11 if I recall correctly. I haven't heard a word from them. Some closure would be nice.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby itsfivecent » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 pm

lz06 wrote:I emailed and my decision was mailed yesterday.. Prob won't get it until Friday or Saturday. This is annoying.


same. decision sent 4/20 and i live in california, so that smells like reserve to me...




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