Columbia Law Class of 2011

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caits
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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:40 am

Here's another question to try to tease out the magical housing assignment formula- did any of you who now have housing submit any changes to your initial application, either before or after the deadline?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby boston101 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:50 am

caits wrote:Here's another question to try to tease out the magical housing assignment formula- did any of you who now have housing submit any changes to your initial application, either before or after the deadline?


I made two changes, one a week after submitted and another about three weeks after submission. I got my housing on Monday. So, I dont think changes affected the timing.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby bendl » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:23 pm

ugh. I just got the email informing me my housing app is complete...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby ms. snackmeister » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:47 pm

I just got my assignment this morning (apt share in law school student only building), I am sooo happy because this was my first choice (though I would have preferred a 2 bedroom rather than a 3 bedroom) and also I did make a change to my app maybe 1 1/2 weeks after submitting. Hope everyone else gets theirs soon..

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby mc56LN » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:57 pm

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:20 pm

Alright, another question: did the status change on your housing application status page at the same time as you got the email? An email from CLS didn't come through to me a little while ago, so I'm paranoid about the housing email and checking the status checker every day...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby marshalthekid » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:44 pm

the status does change, it tells you when the offer was sent and when it expires

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby Soulofheaven8 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:54 pm

caits wrote:Alright, another question: did the status change on your housing application status page at the same time as you got the email? An email from CLS didn't come through to me a little while ago, so I'm paranoid about the housing email and checking the status checker every day...


My status checker was updated after I received the approved email.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby Soulofheaven8 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:00 pm

...but I think the status checker updates once a day, so changes might not show up until the next day.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:26 pm

Awesome, thanks. Once a day is good enough for me- I just had a nightmare about missing the 5 day window because of my email... Oh wait, another thing: when you get your offer and accept, do you pay your deposit then?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby marshalthekid » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:37 pm

they sent me two emails, one for the actual offer and then a separate one with deposit instructions. you have to pay the deposit to accept the offer, they prefer that you pay online.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Excellent. Was the deposit 2 months' rent, or some random amount?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby ms. snackmeister » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:04 pm

2 months rent

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby marshalthekid » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:42 pm

for me it was just a room deposit, $400
Edit: Again I got an apartment share in non-law school only housing

caits i hope you realize how hard it is for me to be giving this helpful info to you, considering the comeback your team made against mine last night...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:03 am

I appreciate it :)

We'll have to band together in hatred of New York sports.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby DOS » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:16 am

Not Pleased

Got my housing assignment. I ask to be south of 115th and instead they placed me by the 125th street subway (actually 2 blocks west, and even further from the law school, on Riverside Drive). WTF?!?!

At least it is cheap. By the way, I told UAH that price was the least important of the five criteria that I listed. Do they even read the applications?

I am in Chicago right now so I ask somebody who lives locally to spy the apartment area and see how bad I got screwed. Fortunately the set-up is not bad. The building and street are nice and it is only ½ way down the hill. -- For those of you not familiar with the area, it is not called Morningside Heights for nothing, Columbia sits on top of giant hill and 125th and the neighborhood on the other side of Morningside Park are on the bottom. So my share is probably safe and quiet, however my apartment is much further away from school and the scene than I wanted.

:cry:

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby formerlurker » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:48 pm

Finally got my apartment!! Thrilled with the address and the price. Didn't get a floor plan though. Who should I contact to get that?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby sibarg2 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:50 pm

i hope to be joining you all...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby NewHere » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:07 pm

You could try to write back to them for a floor plan, but if they didn't send it to you it probably means that it doesn't exist. (They don't have it for all buildings.)

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby LoveButton » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:37 pm

Hi everyone! I mostly posted over at LSD, but I wanted to say that I'm excited to join you all at CLS in the fall!! I got my housing approval email last Monday and my assignment email on Friday. I'm thrilled with my assignment - a 2BR apartment share on 112 street. I specifically requested a non-law school roommate and the bigger bedroom, both of which I got. From the floor plan, it looks like our apartment even has a "study" in addition to the living room!!

The only thing I didn't get that I asked for was a huge closet :)

Can't wait to meet everybody! Incidentally, does anyone here happen to be in D.C. this summer? We're having a CLS 2011 happy hour in DC this Thursday...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby mc56LN » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:52 pm

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby LoveButton » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:01 pm

No, I didn't know anybody - just requested someone random (of the same gender)!

I'm sure you'll get your assignment soon. Seems like they are trickling in a few at a time!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:40 pm

I'm waiting too, mc, here's hoping for tomorrow...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby formerlurker » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:24 pm

this thread has been slow for the past 2 days...

so... when is everyone planning to move to NYC?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2011

Postby caits » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:29 pm

When the housing office says I need to :)

My preferred dates are the week of August 4th, that's the plan right now.




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