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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on December 15, 2005, 10:48:41 AM

Title: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on December 15, 2005, 10:48:41 AM
Just heard today.  I don't think there are too many of us, since most LSD/N-ers did really well with the early decision process this year.

But for those of us who will be waiting for several anxious months to hear back, come hang out here and wait with me!

 8)
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: postal007 on December 15, 2005, 12:08:40 PM
Sorry to hear that.  You have great numbers and I bet you'll hear something positive from RD.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on December 15, 2005, 12:24:34 PM
Sorry to hear that.  You have great numbers and I bet you'll hear something positive from RD.

Thanks, man.  We're super close to being numbers twins, so best of luck to both of us  :)

Your deferral at Penn is making me very nervous... I know everyone is asking this of everyone else, but did you write the "Why Penn" essay (I did, since it's my third choice but also the most likely one for my acceptance... spent two weeks on that bad boy).
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: postal007 on December 15, 2005, 12:33:42 PM
Sorry to hear that.  You have great numbers and I bet you'll hear something positive from RD.

Thanks, man.  We're super close to being numbers twins, so best of luck to both of us  :)

Your deferral at Penn is making me very nervous... I know everyone is asking this of everyone else, but did you write the "Why Penn" essay (I did, since it's my third choice but also the most likely one for my acceptance... spent two weeks on that bad boy).

Thanks!

Nope, I didn't do the Why Penn, which seems very pivotal to Penn admissions (although I didn't do Why Umich either).  They kind of hinted at this when they said that they accepted additional documentation, so maybe that's why I was waitlisted.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: dmschec on December 15, 2005, 01:27:00 PM
I still haven't heard anything but I suspect that I will be joining you guys soon....
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Lady Stardust on December 16, 2005, 10:58:16 AM

I'm in the club!

My fourth deferral and the most special to date.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: postal007 on December 16, 2005, 11:08:12 AM

I'm in the club!

My fourth deferral and the most special to date.

Darn, that sucks Stardust.  I hope you get some good regular decisions =), definitely pulling for ya.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Lady Stardust on December 16, 2005, 11:20:42 AM

Thanks, Postal. I figure, at least I'm still in the game.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: tanner on December 16, 2005, 11:35:41 AM
Why do you think relatively few ED applicants who weren't accepted have heard about being deferred/rejected?  LSN only lists a handful.  Do you think the letters were only recently sent out and there will be a bunch today and tomorrow?
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Lady Stardust on December 16, 2005, 11:39:00 AM

Yes. As Spaceman suggested above, it seems that we who have heard are in the tri-state area.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: DOJoGirl on December 16, 2005, 01:01:30 PM
Just got my Columbia deferral... it's the best I could have hoped for, so I'm trying to stay positive about it.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: JaufreRudel on December 16, 2005, 02:02:30 PM
I got deferred too :/

The thing that worries me the most is they want me to send in this semester's grades. How do you explain a bad case of senioritis?
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: king on December 16, 2005, 07:23:12 PM
I got deferred too :/

The thing that worries me the most is they want me to send in this semester's grades. How do you explain a bad case of senioritis?

a bad term when you are on the waitlist will be very harmful. 
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: tanner on December 17, 2005, 08:54:43 AM
If you don't mind my asking, what does the Columbia deferral say?  Are you in the regular pool and can be considered (and here) anytime from now, or are they not looking at deferred applications until later in the year.

Stay in there, buddy.  Things always have a way of working out well in the end.  Sometimes just a little toughness is required.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: dmschec on December 17, 2005, 05:55:29 PM
I'm also deferred....

Just got the letter today

good luck to everyone
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: tanner on December 18, 2005, 11:56:47 AM
What does the deferral letter say?
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Lady Stardust on December 18, 2005, 12:03:11 PM

"We shall be pleased to reconsider your candidacy for admission, without prejudice and with continuing recognition of your special interest in Columbia Law School, in late March."
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: tanner on December 18, 2005, 12:12:28 PM
Thanks.  Most school's deferral policies place deferred students directly into the regular pool and consider them anew, and those students can therefore hear at any time.  Columbia's sounds like something between a deferral and a waitlist.  Strange. 

Does anyone know anything about the deferral policy?  Do any deferred students get admitted, or is it unlikely?

Good luck to everyone.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on December 18, 2005, 03:35:59 PM
Thanks.  Most school's deferral policies place deferred students directly into the regular pool and consider them anew, and those students can therefore hear at any time.  Columbia's sounds like something between a deferral and a waitlist.  Strange. 

Does anyone know anything about the deferral policy?  Do any deferred students get admitted, or is it unlikely?

Good luck to everyone.

My sense is that they wait to see what kind of RD candidates they get, then go back the the deferred ED-ers.  I know that Columbia accepted from their waitlist last year (they call it a "reserve" list) as late as August.
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on December 28, 2005, 02:08:56 PM

"We shall be pleased to reconsider your candidacy for admission, without prejudice and with continuing recognition of your special interest in Columbia Law School, in late March."

I breathed a sigh of relief when I read the part about being released from the ED contract... I was thinking it was a mistake to sign it, because I do want to consider scholarship offers from other schools.  Be good to me, Penn!  If you give me $$$, I'll forget Columbia altogether.  ;)
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Guerito on January 22, 2006, 12:56:52 PM
Just thought I'd add my name to this list.... got deferred back around Christmas time.  Anyway, good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: dmschec on January 24, 2006, 01:50:41 PM
Does anyone know when we might start hearing anything?
Title: Re: Deferred from Columbia ED
Post by: Guerito on February 23, 2006, 04:10:54 PM
Do we really still have to wait a month?  I'm also waiting to hear anything back from four or five schools and its making me a little anxious....  :-\