Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby KingJames » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:25 pm

Does anyone know if it the package/letter comes to your "permanent address" or your "current address"?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby mallard » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:26 pm

My current.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:54 pm

Just checked the estimated cost for 1 yr at CLS as estimated by CLS:

$68,000

:shock:

Don't think I can afford to go...

For some reason, I had it in my head that it would be more around $50,000.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby frank_the_tank » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:57 pm

huckabees wrote:Just checked the estimated cost for 1 yr at CLS as estimated by CLS:

$68,000

:shock:

Don't think I can afford to go...

For some reason, I had it in my head that it would be more around $50,000.



Loans, my friend. Beautiful, wonderful loans.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby mallard » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:58 pm

Luckily you'll probably be able to net $20K+ each summer.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:03 pm

It's looking more and more like I'll be part of the CLS class of 2012! Any other admits visiting on Monday, February 16 (for one of their two special Monday visitation sessions, mentioned in the first mailing)?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:16 pm

mallard wrote:Luckily you'll probably be able to net $20K+ each summer.


That's true, but then we would need to be corporate mongers in order to earn that.

For those who are not doing public interest and also not doing BigLaw, that is a ton of tuition.

At least you have the Butler in your back pocket (congrats again)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:47 pm

Does anyone know whether Columbia ever gives need-based grants?

Do only a tiny percentage of people get it?

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby roster » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:18 pm

In with the 1/22 batch. Just got home to check the mail. Central PA.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby yagrish » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:10 am

huckabees wrote:Does anyone know whether Columbia ever gives need-based grants?

Do only a tiny percentage of people get it?

Thanks!


http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/financial_aid/how_to_apply
They do have need-based grants, but, in order to qualify for them, both you AND your parents have to report income (read the section about eligibility - I got the impression that they will only give grants to people from low-income families, regardless of whether the family helps them financially or not)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby yagrish » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:10 am

anyone today?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:17 am

yagrish wrote:anyone today?


...I'm pretty sure that, for most people, the mail doesn't come for at least another hour.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby jeeves0923 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:40 am

Lem37 wrote:
yagrish wrote:anyone today?


...I'm pretty sure that, for most people, the mail doesn't come for at least another hour.

Good luck everyone!


My mail usually comes around 2. However, I'm teaching today until 4, so fingers crossed and hopefully I'll have good news later in the afternoon.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Pumpkin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:45 am

yeah i have to say, i'm a little surprised i havn't gotten anything since i'm in nyc. thought my numbers were pretty strong for columbia but maybe i'm just not getting in..

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:46 am

Pumpkin wrote:yeah i have to say, i'm a little surprised i havn't gotten anything since i'm in nyc. thought my numbers were pretty strong for columbia but maybe i'm just not getting in..


Didn't you get a TS1? I'm sure your CLS acceptance is coming - maybe your mail carrier is just a jerk. :)

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Pumpkin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:54 am

yeah but i was a borderline ts1 and finally got it after waiting a few months. but thanks, hopefully you are right!!

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby KingJames » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:09 pm

Starting to worry as well. I got a fall grades request and I'm a 4.5 index, but still haven't heard.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby elliej » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:29 pm

are you all getting envelopes or binders? i don't know if i should be expecting an email (if it's too big for my college mailbox) or if i should just check my box.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:35 pm

elliej wrote:are you all getting envelopes or binders? i don't know if i should be expecting an email (if it's too big for my college mailbox) or if i should just check my box.


Large envelope.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:36 pm

It's a an envelope (not that thick) and should fit if squished in a mailbox.

Mine was all ripped up when I received it.

People who are in the US aren't getting emails, just snail mail.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby SleekFire » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:59 pm

Anything yet today?

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby waitingforanswers » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:36 pm

Got the mail today. Nothing. :(

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby sophie316 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:43 pm

Nothing in my mail(according to my friend I am having check the post while I am away), although I assume I would have heard by email

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby huckabees » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:47 pm

I'm surprised you haven't been accepted to CLS or NYU yet.

Did you turn in your application fairly late?

You have amazing stats and CLS loves ivy undergrads.

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Re: Columbia Applicants Waiting Thread

Postby jpaul09 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:48 pm

Just got the package in the mail. Western Pennsylvania, so I think there are plenty of more in this batch coming in the mail.

Good luck to everyone!




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