Recomendations.... (and a few more questions)

<p>sorry to bother everyone....but if my october SAT scores havent gotten to Columbia yet, and I didn't take the Nov SAT...then should I rush my scores just to make sure that they get to Columbia</p>

<p>well it does say u shouldnt rush scores but someone else on here said they did.
so i dont think it matters if u rush it or not..
and since they accept nov scores too, im sure ur oct scores will get there soon.</p>

<p>my nov sat 2 scores arent even out yet (and that was the first and last time i did the sat 2s.)</p>

<p>Okay, here's why they don't accept rushed scores.</p>

<p>If you don't rush scores, the College Board doesn't send a printout, the scores appear on a website where the schools you have selected can view them. If you do rush scores, they DO send a printout, which actually takes LONGER, and is a lot more of a pain in the ass for them. Do you want to **** off your admissions committee?</p>

<p>Between you, and my college counselor, who has gotten 10% of the graduating class class into Columbia for the last three years, I trust my college counselor... no offense</p>

<p>From the paper app:</p>

<p>"Please do not utilize the 'rush' service in sending your test scores to Columbia. Doing so does not speed up the processing of your test scores. We obtain all testing via a secure Web site to which we are provided access by the appropriate testing agency. Scores which are sent via the 'rush' service are sent to us in paper form, which we are no longer able to process."</p>

<p>i rushed my october scores and all the other ones. they're all in (as has been confirmed by the application tracking website). Hell yea they accept rushed scores. Now wether they're happy about it or not...that's a different story. But a word on that - the filing and whatnot isn't really done by adcom it's done by the students they hire to work in the admissions office. that's all they do there, file and answer questions on the phone. So in my opinion, it doesn't really matter.</p>

<p>But everything at Columbia is done digitally... They don't have bits of paper here and there (well unless you sent them supplementary material like slides of art work etc.).</p>

<p>I think that's the main reason why they don't want applicants to utilize the "rush" service.. cus they need everything on the comp.</p>

<p>My interviewer told me that they read all apps on a computer screen (even if you sent in a paper app, they scan it in).
So it's definitely not the traditional way... At least everyone's equal in the sense that all apps are read on a comp...</p>

<p>Do you think the adcom is well under way of deciding people...??
I can just picture them with their laptops reading away....
Must be quite tiring...Let's just hope that our apps are a breath of fresh air for them lol :)</p>

<p>Oh and in the mean time... I'm preparing myself thoroughly for rejection :(
I'm trying desperately to forget about Columbia (for noww...)
I don't want to have to go to therapy after a rejection..</p>