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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by gmail » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:49 pm

Here's a humdinger for y'all:

Michigan has this option if you end up on their waitlist, to defer to 2009 and automatically (with a good excuse) get a spot in next year's class. I just joined Columbia's reserve and I'm 100% going to defer to 2009 if I get in. How do you think they would react if I told them about my plans for deferral? I have a very good excuse that would plump up my soft factors like an October turkey, and I'd totally be willing to make it binding and I'd withdraw from all other schools and not reapply anywhere in the next cycle. Best case scenario, they emulate Michigan and give me a spot in their 2009 class. Worst case scenario, they could get PISSED and kick me off the waitlist and be like, "try again next cycle, ass" or even worse they could me like "no" and toss my application in the trash and make me wait until may to find out I've been dinged. Oh fuckin hell, maybe I can call anonymously? All thoughts are very much appreciated.

EDIT: Here's what Columbia says about deferring admission:

"Deferred Admission
An applicant who wishes to defer registration for one or two years should submit his or her request, in writing, to the Dean of Admissions after having been offered admission, but no later than July 1. This request should include a general statement explaining how the intervening time will be spent. Permission for such deferment is generally granted."

So it's not looking good. Maybe I will ask in person when I find myself in NYC come March.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by MarkTwain » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi, guys. Add me to the list.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by idrinkcoffee » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:08 pm

Whoops, guess I was in the wrong thread. (The "hold" one).

Got the Reserve letter today. It came in a cream envelope; I got all excited! :oops:

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by frazz » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:30 pm

Why is Columbia being so weird this year? Looking at Law School Numbers it seems like they are deferring a ton of people who would definitely have gotten in during past cycles.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by USCtrojan86 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:41 pm

frazz-

The speculation (that's all we have, of course) is that they're 1. trying to make a move up into the #4 spot again by a good margin, and/or 2. they're especially worried about their yield rate because they kind of took a beating last year on that, so they're making applicants jump through more hoops and wait longer to see who REALLY wants in.

The truth is probably some combination of the above, with some other random weirdness thrown in for good measure.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by ryan4heisman » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:49 am

I went complete jan 11 and got reserved feb 18th. i have a 3.48 and a 171.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by zeezoo » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:20 am

I thought if you were accepted form a waitlist or reserve a deferral was not an option if they ultimately accepted u

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by applyingtoschool » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:24 am

Also reserved...

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by MikeLav456 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:38 am

Reserved too. 169, 3.75. I guess I should be kind of happy. Come on Columbia, you know you want me.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by nate_2001 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:43 pm

I can't find my Columbia 'you're on hold' letter. Does anyone remember when they said decisions for that group would be sent?

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by phillyphanatic » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:52 pm

They said they will send us a decision no later than April 15.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by stavand » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:52 pm

A decision will be made for those on hold by April 15

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by bjtnj » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:09 pm

I was put on as well and have been sending them one postcard per week for the last month. I hope this doesn't backfire...


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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by iceman » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:04 pm

Depends on the postcard. What type is it? :?

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by the rza » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:23 pm

who's in?

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Re: Columbia Reserve

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by wecan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:47 pm

Hold -> Reserve

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by mayrain1 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:48 pm

so what do you guys think, worth staying on the waitlist? or slim to no chance of getting off?

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by neskerdoo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:50 pm

nope. don't bother.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by fearlesscowboy » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:51 pm

it's time to make some decisions and settle your life...no good reason to stay on the waitlist

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by stavand » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:02 pm

I stayed on the list for about 20 minutes. Going to NYU. 'm so happy my cycle is over.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by the rza » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:27 pm

yeah everyone drop off the wait list...now

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by gmail » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:51 pm

i'll do it if you do it.

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by spree234 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:56 pm

Well, this should make you all happy - pretty sure that I have that Columbia waitlist letter in the mail and pretty sure that I'm going to drop off and accept a half-ride at Gtown. I like DC better anyway and I'm tired of playing admissions games. :)

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Re: Columbia Reserve

Post by gmail » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:19 pm

Damn! Reject both options! Go to Vanderbilt or UVA or something. Just not those two schools.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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