I got one :)
My son, who is the epitome of laid back, probably does not even know these "likely" letters exist from the Ivies, but I find myself scouring the vast reams of circulars that show up every day in the mail so that if anything shows up, I don't inadvertently throw it away! As a parent, I am finding the necessity of having my taxes done right this minute to comply with financial aid deadlines to universities to which he has not even been accepted not a small bit annoying.
Laplatinum, I don't think the Columbia ones come by snail mail - I think it's only by email.
Apparently these likely emails used to say 'PS: a copy will come in the mail' but mine didn't say that.
did anyone here get one that is from the midwest?
i noticed on some of the other likely letter forums for columbia's peer institutions that no one so far has gotten one who lives in the US (yes i know this is email, but maybe the midwest doesnt get evaluated till later? idk)
could more of you guys post stats? thanks :)
Hey acha- do you mean other Ivies have not sent theirs out? As far as I know, I've had a few friends get some from Dartmouth, and I myself have also received one from Harvard (phone call, then snail mail). I received my Columbia likely email on Monday and I live in the US (FL to be specific)! I have heard that likely letters come out in waves, and I had a few friends get Dartmouth letters a week or so back, and another one received one very recently (Sunday or Monday I believe!)
I have seen people receive them since early January from Harvard (knitswim), Yale (lot of them are STEM oriented), Dartmouth, and now Columbia.
Not certain if Brown, Penn, Princeton and Cornell have sent any after the early round.
oh i meant regionally...because everyone that i've seen on CC that has gotten one is NOT from the midwest...regardless of which school.
i checked brown, yale, columbia (obviously), dartmouth, and duke! haha.
im not sure if this is just a regional thing? or idk.
SORRY for the confusion. when i said US i meant the midwest. haha, my bad.
but congrats knitswim! could you maybe post stats?
I got one too on 4:25 on Monday for Columbia College!
Here are my stats!
[*] SAT I (breakdown): 2340 one sitting (800 W, 790 CR, 750 M)
[*] SAT II: Latin = 770, Math II = 770
[*] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.21 unweighted (A- = 3.67, A+ = 4.33)
[*] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn't rank, but I'm in Cum Laude (within 10%)
[*] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language and Writing (5)
[*] Senior Year Course Load: AP Latin, AP BC Calculus, AP English Language, Auditioned Jazz/Rock Band, AP US History, Independent Study in Molecular Biology (1 on 1 with my teacher, almost like Williams' tutorials)
[*] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Latin Awards (Golds and a silver), Cum Laude; various local and state debate trophies (one national trophy), various school awards
[*] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Auditioned Jazz/Rock Band (3 years); Astronomy club (2 years, founder/president), Auditioned, nationally recognized a cappella group (1); pit band in musicals (1);Editor of school newspaper (1); non-auditioned a cappella group (2); Varsity Science Olympiad (2); JV and Varsity debate (2); Advisory leader in community service (only offered 1 year); liaison to national charity in junior year; Habitat for Humanity ReStore (2)
[*] Job/Work Experience: 7 weeks (summer) in major university biology lab doing research, outreach research program in astronomy sponsored by JPL (published in major astronomical journal)
[*] Volunteer/Community service: raised about $15k for school WISER, Stop Hunger Now, Amnesty International; organized service project for the junior class, raised $4,000, H for H ReStore
[*] Summer Activities (fresh, soph, jun): Debate camp, biology research, astronomy research
Common app = VERY PERSONAL - wrote about overcoming illness and how it motivated me in common app;
Book/publication essay = wrote about Death of a Salesman and applied it to current events
Favorite academic class = wrote about an experimental literature class and how it changed my worldview
Why Columbia = specific details about what I would do there (academically and extracurricularly), talked about the core
[*] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes, will apply
[*] Intended major?: biology, classics, astronomy
[*] State (if domestic applicant): NC
[*] School Type: independent
[*] Ethnicity: white
[*] Gender: M
[*] Income Bracket: 100k
[*] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): NONE
Are any more likely emails gonna come as they review more applications or is this it?
i know this is true for dartmouth and UVA (so i'm assuming it's something similar for columbia) but likely letters are sent in three waves: early february, late february, and early march.
sometimes they can come as late as 10 days before the official date.
heres the link for the dartmouth source. considering the source, i'm assuming this is extremely accurate. i can't find the UVA one, but it's directly from their dean i think.
[url=http://thedartmouth.com/2005/02/24/news/likely]TheDartmouth.com: ‘Likely letters’ sent to relieve college tensions[/url]
I got one :D....is anyone else so relieved that their grades started suffering? I got Vanderbilt as well.
Acha2012, I got one and I live in Illinois.
My son also got one. We live in Belgium.
Columbia sent a printed likely letter and a big blue book in the mail that we received today.
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