<p>Going through these threads, it horrifies me some of the misconceptions and disillusions about the school I attend. So I'd like to clear up a few, and maybe answer some questions if anyone has some. </p>
<li><p>If you have a low GPA, you have no chance
This is FALSE. So false. So incredibly false. Columbia is at such a level that a GPA is pretty worthless-- they can get a high GPA student at a moment's notice. So what do they look for? INTERESTING PEOPLE. Every single person I've met here has a passion, has determination, has drive, and is truly interesting to talk to. Their worth far exceeds anything a GPA could say about them. I had a 3.5 UW GPA and got in Early Decision, and I do not feel as though I got lucky. Not to sound self righteous, but I am an interesting person. That is why I got in. That is why you will potentially get in. Not your 4.12 UW GPA. So if you get a few Bs, maybe even a C or two, it will not squash your chances. The school is also incredibly understanding. If there was a reason, TELL THEM. The extra space in the common app is not just for your extended resume-- it is there to let the school know about family emergencies or extended periods of illness or any sort of explanation for anything in your highschool career. Take advantage of it. </p></li>
<li><p>The only difference between SEAS and CC is their majors
So false. Sooooo false. I've seen so many people post around here, flippantly exchanging the two schools based on irrelevant factors like acceptance rates or one specific major. I've even heard of people basing the school they applied to on the length of the common app. The two schools are completely different. The requirements for both are extensive, but polar opposite. I am not going to go into the exact differences right now, but if anyone would like to know drop a comment or send me an inbox. Just keep in mind these are two different schools for a reason, and picking one over the other will make a huge impact in your four years at college. It's not a joke. Choose wisely.</p></li>
<li><p>Chance me chance me!!
STOP. Stop asking highschoolers to determine your fate. I can understand why it would be comforting or soothe some of your anxieties, but they are wrong. They aren't on the admittance board at Columbia, they don't even attend the school (most of them). All they know is exactly what you know. </p></li>
<p>And it is 5:30 in the morning and I have lost my steam. Would write more, but my insane fatigue is giving me brain freeze. I hope some of this was informative (I can't tell because I, once again, am so tired). And I hope that you guys will ask me some questions that I would be overjoyed to answer. ROAR LION ROAR.</p>