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CLS Regular Decision Support Thread

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Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #650 on: June 19, 2008, 03:35:28 PM »

How did I kill my chance of getting a grant (cart before horse, I know, but I'm curious)?

If you tell them you will definitely, 100% come, then they have no motivation to give you a grant.  You're definitely coming.  Why would they spend money trying to woo you?

I think that's the logic, at least.

Hmm, I don't know...why would they try to woo me at all if I'm on the waitlist? I never thought they'd give money to someone off the waitlist (though that would be pretty sweet!).

Penn offered me off the waitlist, though I think that would only happen early on.  The reasoning, as I understood it, was that people had tied up the scholarship money and then declined, and those better than me, in Penn's eyes, had either deposited or declined, so they get no money.  Once th money from those who originally got it was free again, they offered it to the best waitlisters.

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #651 on: June 19, 2008, 06:37:05 PM »

How did I kill my chance of getting a grant (cart before horse, I know, but I'm curious)?

If you tell them you will definitely, 100% come, then they have no motivation to give you a grant.  You're definitely coming.  Why would they spend money trying to woo you?

I think that's the logic, at least.


Hmm, I don't know...why would they try to woo me at all if I'm on the waitlist? I never thought they'd give money to someone off the waitlist (though that would be pretty sweet!).

Penn offered me off the waitlist, though I think that would only happen early on.  The reasoning, as I understood it, was that people had tied up the scholarship money and then declined, and those better than me, in Penn's eyes, had either deposited or declined, so they get no money.  Once th money from those who originally got it was free again, they offered it to the best waitlisters.

First off, that is really awesome for you. Congrats! Second, sadly, even if the Law School Gods did smile upon me and I somehow got off the CLS waitlist, I am - in no way - one of their best waitlisters. It's by the skin of my teeth I'm still on their list! Oh well. I'll just dream about getting off the waitlist.

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Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #652 on: July 02, 2008, 05:25:47 PM »
Did anybody else get an email from Columbia today?

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #653 on: July 02, 2008, 05:31:15 PM »
Did anybody else get an email from Columbia today?

Awww, *cries*.

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Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #654 on: July 02, 2008, 05:34:46 PM »
It's not an acceptance or anything, it's more vague than anything else.  I was just wondering how widespread it was.

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #655 on: July 02, 2008, 05:51:26 PM »
Did anybody else get an email from Columbia today?

I got one.

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Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #656 on: July 04, 2008, 02:10:27 PM »
Did anybody else get an email from Columbia today?

I got one.

Are you considering going?

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #657 on: July 05, 2008, 10:20:26 AM »
Placed on the third reserve via snail mail.  :-\

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #658 on: July 05, 2008, 10:27:12 AM »
Did anybody else get an email from Columbia today?

I got one.

Are you considering going?

what did it say?  this is so intriguing...

Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« Reply #659 on: July 05, 2008, 10:49:47 AM »
Placed on the third reserve via snail mail.  :-\

WTF? Already? I feel like I just got the Second Reserve letter.