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Postby Gary » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:09 pm

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby tirakon » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:21 pm

You're already a lock for Columbia, probably even with some money.

If you raise that 3.75 to a 3.8 or add a point or two to your LSAT, I'd say you're in contention for Harvard.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby Clearly » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:23 pm

In contention? He's practically a lock at Harvard as it is...

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby paglababa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:39 pm

Do not ED to Columbia, and do not retake. You're good for Columbia, probably with merit aid included.

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Postby Gary » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:54 pm

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby DrStudMuffin » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:59 pm

Gary wrote:
paglababa wrote:Do not ED to Columbia, and do not retake. You're good for Columbia, probably with merit aid included.


Thanks for the advice. I guess it's just hard to resist the temptation to probably guarantee admission with ED.


You're above both medians dood. You'll likely get solid $ at C.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:08 am

Gary wrote:
paglababa wrote:Do not ED to Columbia, and do not retake. You're good for Columbia, probably with merit aid included.


Thanks for the advice. I guess it's just hard to resist the temptation to probably guarantee admission with ED.


Resist it. You'd be giving up tens of thousands of dollars. And if you got into H (likely), you'd have to turn it down.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby hephaestus » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:16 am

paglababa wrote:Do not ED to Columbia, and do not retake. You're good for Columbia, probably with merit aid included.

This. Don't ED. Apply to the T6 and you'll likely get into at least Columbia and NYU, but very possibly also H.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:37 am

You are a strong contender for a Butler (half tuition scholarship) at CLS. Some people with strong numbers dont get in every year, but once you're above the 75th, its not the score thats keeping you out.

As others have mentioned, you'd be throwing away cash by EDing.

It's a great school and you should definitely be in. Hit H too for sure and see what merit aid rolls in, but honestly unless you are committed gov work or a federal clerkship, the money at Columbia is the best way to go. You'll have the same shot at the prestigious vault firms in NYC with half the repayment.

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Postby Gary » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:07 am

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby twenty » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:24 am

Furthermore, it's silly to ignore NYU in this analysis. Not only will you definitely get in, you'll likely get a very large amount of scholarship money as well.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby daryldixon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:29 am

You are a lock at CLS.

Work on dat PS doe. The only thing that could hold you back is an extra weak application.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby paglababa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:11 am

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:03 am

If you're bringing that kind of thunder on PTs don't turn down a retake just because you are a near lock for admission. An extra couple points makes the Hamilton at Columbia a possibility, and increases the chances of a Butler if you miss the Hamilton.

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Postby Gary » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:05 pm

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby BigZuck » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:12 pm

I'm enjoying the virulent pro-Columbia trolling in this thread

I agree with Tiago, I would retake if you have some solid evidence that you can knock it out of the park. There's not really any downside but could be some really solid upside.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:13 pm

BigZuck wrote:I'm enjoying the virulent pro-Columbia trolling in this thread

I agree with Tiago, I would retake if you have some solid evidence that you can knock it out of the park. There's not really any downside but could be some really solid upside.


why you gotta hate

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Postby Gary » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:46 pm

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby BigZuck » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:49 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
BigZuck wrote:I'm enjoying the virulent pro-Columbia trolling in this thread

I agree with Tiago, I would retake if you have some solid evidence that you can knock it out of the park. There's not really any downside but could be some really solid upside.


why you gotta hate


Jealousy, IMO

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:53 pm

Gary wrote:
Gary wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:If you're bringing that kind of thunder on PTs don't turn down a retake just because you are a near lock for admission. An extra couple points makes the Hamilton at Columbia a possibility, and increases the chances of a Butler if you miss the Hamilton.


So if I apply now with my current score and also register for the December LSAT, will that make schools hesitate on making a decision on me? I don't wanna get thrown in with the January submits if I can submit it late October.


sorry to ask again but just wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge of this? if it doesn't have any impact then i'll apply today and retake in december.

I don't know for certain but Columbia tends to make decisions very late relative to other schools, with the first RD batch coming back at the end of January. Given this I doubt a December retake will cause problems.

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:56 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Gary wrote:
Gary wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:If you're bringing that kind of thunder on PTs don't turn down a retake just because you are a near lock for admission. An extra couple points makes the Hamilton at Columbia a possibility, and increases the chances of a Butler if you miss the Hamilton.


So if I apply now with my current score and also register for the December LSAT, will that make schools hesitate on making a decision on me? I don't wanna get thrown in with the January submits if I can submit it late October.


sorry to ask again but just wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge of this? if it doesn't have any impact then i'll apply today and retake in december.

I don't know for certain but Columbia tends to make decisions very late relative to other schools, with the first RD batch coming back at the end of January. Given this I doubt a December retake will cause problems.


Early january applications wont be first wave, which is when most of the Hamilton/Butler are released. I would apply now and say you are retaking in dec. they will admit you for the initial round, and if you score 177+, tag you for Hamilton before sending out the acceptances.

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Postby Gary » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: Really want Columbia 174, 3.75+

Postby paglababa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:47 pm

I think applying now > applying in January, unless you score higher. Are you confident in your skills?

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