When I sent my response back to Columbia saying that I wanted to be on the waitlist, I also sent a letter detailing my interest in the school. Columbia sent me a letter confirming that I'm on the alternate list. There's a handwritten note from Dr. Frantz at the bottom saying things like "the waitlist won't move for a little bit but he thinks my chances are good", etc. Did anyone else get a handwritten note? I'm just wondering if they're just stringing me along or if I actually have a decent shot of getting in off the waitlist.