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Z3RO
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 pm

$1.99 wrote:to be frank it doesn't matter, a reserve is a rejection unless you are lucky enough to win the lottery

This.

If I get wait listed, I'm going to withdraw and probably try again next year assuming I get the same from NYU at this point.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:31 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:WLed today and withdrew, unsure if it was due to numbers or my lack of interest (no LOCIs or anything).. probably both. Good luck to the rest of you!

Where are you going, JGG?

UChi!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nycgaga » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:16 pm

Did anyone else get a handwritten note to the effect of "Please keep us updated on your status as the spring/summer progresses" ?

Was just wondering if this was standard or not on reserve letters.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:19 pm

Don't take the bait, people...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:21 pm

nycgaga wrote:Did anyone else get a handwritten note to the effect of "Please keep us updated on your status as the spring/summer progresses" ?

Was just wondering if this was standard or not on reserve letters.


Promptly withdrawing.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:26 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Promptly withdrawing.

clintonius wrote:Don't take the bait, people...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:30 pm

clintonius wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Promptly withdrawing.

clintonius wrote:Don't take the bait, people...


But the bait tastes so good :( Should I not withdraw then?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:31 pm

nycgaga wrote:Did anyone else get a handwritten note to the effect of "Please keep us updated on your status as the spring/summer progresses" ?

Was just wondering if this was standard or not on reserve letters.

Nope! Apparently you are a preferred candidate--congrats :-)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:32 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
clintonius wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Promptly withdrawing.

clintonius wrote:Don't take the bait, people...


But the bait tastes so good :( Should I not withdraw then?
Ha, because somebody with one post is engaging in guerilla waitlist tactics? Nah. Ride that baby (or at least withdraw for better reason than this).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 100Kworthit? » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:37 pm

Hmmm applied Nov 28 2009. Got asked to update information mid Jan / early Feb. No word at ALL since ....

Don't know if I should wait until the 30th or if I should email them to assure it hasn't been lost in the mail, has anyone else not heard anything back yet?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby neimanmarxist » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:39 pm

me. though that might change when I get home this afternoon. Applied around the same time you did, was held in the 4/21 batch. Sent a LOCI. Got the "send your LOCI by 4/21" email 4 weeks later.
I am going to call them on Monday if I haven't heard anything but I have a feeling I'll have gotten some (unsurprising) word by then.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:45 pm

clintonius wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
clintonius wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Promptly withdrawing.

clintonius wrote:Don't take the bait, people...


But the bait tastes so good :( Should I not withdraw then?
Ha, because somebody with one post is engaging in guerilla waitlist tactics? Nah. Ride that baby (or at least withdraw for better reason than this).


I give props to that 1 poster because those tactics almost worked on me. I probably wouldn't take Columbia off the waitlist in June/July though I would like to see if I make it just for ego inflation purposes. Probably not a good enough reason to take someone's spot though (even though it wouldn't hurt anyone) so I probably will not take the reserve offer. Same goes for NYU, NU, and I will probably withdraw from all my other waitlists too (besides Harvard if I get it).

EDIT: Wow as I posted this I got a rejection from Harvard :? and here I thought I was building good karma by saying I will withdraw.

EDIT # 2: Not sure if I should stay on the CLS waitlist now or not since Harvard has crushed my dream.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hannah87 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:56 pm

Jericwithers wrote:EDIT: Wow as I posted this I got a rejection from Harvard :? and here I thought I was building good karma by saying I will withdraw.


sorry about harvard :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:08 pm

Reserve, dated 4/21.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:15 pm

Jericwithers wrote:EDIT # 2: Not sure if I should stay on the CLS waitlist now or not since Harvard has crushed my dream.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear that. Are you in anywhere else?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby LawQs » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:25 pm

nothing in today's mail. really?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:28 pm

Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:EDIT # 2: Not sure if I should stay on the CLS waitlist now or not since Harvard has crushed my dream.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear that. Are you in anywhere else?


Duke is my best acceptance. I find it odd that the only schools I got into are ones that gave me 1/2 tuition scholarships or more, but I am not complaining :D lol

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby anandamide » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:34 pm

im tired of running to the mailbox like a neurotic mess.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby doza » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:39 pm

100Kworthit? wrote:Hmmm applied Nov 28 2009. Got asked to update information mid Jan / early Feb. No word at ALL since ....

Don't know if I should wait until the 30th or if I should email them to assure it hasn't been lost in the mail, has anyone else not heard anything back yet?


I haven't heard anything yet either. I applied back in December 09.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:49 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:EDIT # 2: Not sure if I should stay on the CLS waitlist now or not since Harvard has crushed my dream.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear that. Are you in anywhere else?


Duke is my best acceptance. I find it odd that the only schools I got into are ones that gave me 1/2 tuition scholarships or more, but I am not complaining :D lol

haha, well I don't feel so sympathetic anymore. 1/2 tuition at Duke is golden.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:57 pm

Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:EDIT # 2: Not sure if I should stay on the CLS waitlist now or not since Harvard has crushed my dream.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear that. Are you in anywhere else?


Duke is my best acceptance. I find it odd that the only schools I got into are ones that gave me 1/2 tuition scholarships or more, but I am not complaining :D lol

haha, well I don't feel so sympathetic anymore. 1/2 tuition at Duke is golden.

:lol: I can understand that, so you decided on NYU right assuming the worst from all the schools still left?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote: :lol: I can understand that, so you decided on NYU right assuming the worst from all the schools still left?

Assuming the worst of what's left, I don't get in anywhere and reapply next year. I've decided that if I'm not in anywhere by the end of the month, that it's no longer really feasible for me to move with my girlfriend, so I'll withdraw and apply next year.

If/when that happens, I'm going to cheer myself up by buying this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229176

So I won't be too broken up over it.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: :lol: I can understand that, so you decided on NYU right assuming the worst from all the schools still left?

Assuming the worst of what's left, I don't get in anywhere and reapply next year. I've decided that if I'm not in anywhere by the end of the month, that it's no longer really feasible for me to move with my girlfriend, so I'll withdraw and apply next year.

If/when that happens, I'm going to cheer myself up by buying this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229176

So I won't be too broken up over it.

NOOOOOOO!!!!! Don't do it (or if you do, make sure you have the money to upgrade that turd of a video card)!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:35 pm

clintonius wrote:
Z3RO wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: :lol: I can understand that, so you decided on NYU right assuming the worst from all the schools still left?

Assuming the worst of what's left, I don't get in anywhere and reapply next year. I've decided that if I'm not in anywhere by the end of the month, that it's no longer really feasible for me to move with my girlfriend, so I'll withdraw and apply next year.

If/when that happens, I'm going to cheer myself up by buying this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229176

So I won't be too broken up over it.

NOOOOOOO!!!!! Don't do it (or if you do, make sure you have the money to upgrade that turd of a video card)!

haha. It doesn't seem THAT bad. I can always upgrade later. Do you have any suggestions? Are you Nvidia troll? :P

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:58 pm

Ha, hardly. PM on the way!




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