Columbia 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
AppsAbound
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby AppsAbound » Tue May 11, 2010 5:23 pm

I got my housing on 5/7/10, with the offer expiring 5/12/10. They really don't give you much time to think about...

I applied in early April I think, but I think someone told me that there's a lottery for everyone who applied by the May 1 deadline.

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of Benito Cereno
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue May 11, 2010 5:26 pm

anyone know if we can actually go (or send someone) to check out the apartment. I applied for Lionsgate and we really would not like to spend that much money unless we can get a look at the apartment.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby protokurios » Tue May 11, 2010 5:47 pm

rx3r wrote:How long ago did you apply for housing? I want mine!


Applied 4/21, got offer 5/11. They give you 5 days to accept or decline.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby pissantvache » Wed May 12, 2010 11:32 am

yep, i got my assignment last week. 1br, 1560/month, 113th street. hoping it works out well! (fwiw, i applied around april 20)

also, stupid loans application thing. i guess i'll call them up today to see what I need to do...

(also, excited to be joining you all in the thread!)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby pissantvache » Wed May 12, 2010 1:22 pm

All, figured I would do a little homework for everyone. Looks like they have indeed pushed the deadline back to June 1.

Columbia Law School Financial Aid Office wrote:Loans Only

(All Students Planning to Register in 2010-11)

Submit by June 1 to ensure timely processing:

* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to federal processor3
* Columbia Law School Financial Aid Questionnaire1 to Financial Aid Office
* Loan Application(s) to Financial Aid Office

Loans and Columbia Law School Grants

(Entering 1L J.D. Students Only)

* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to federal processor3 — March 1
* Need Access Application to Access Group4 — March 1
* CLS Financial Aid Questionnaire1 to Financial Aid Office — March 1
* 2009 Federal Income Tax Forms2 to Financial Aid Office (for student, spouse, and parents) — March 1
* Loan Application(s) to Financial Aid Office — June 1

http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applican ... w-to-apply

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Wed May 12, 2010 8:20 pm

pissantvache wrote:All, figured I would do a little homework for everyone. Looks like they have indeed pushed the deadline back to June 1.

Thanks for this info, pissantvache!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Tofu » Wed May 12, 2010 8:47 pm

Did anyone else apply for housing in March and not get his or her assignment yet?

I'm hoping the e-mail didn't somehow end up in my spam folder :(

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby rx3r » Wed May 12, 2010 8:55 pm

Tofu wrote:Did anyone else apply for housing in March and not get his or her assignment yet?

I'm hoping the e-mail didn't somehow end up in my spam folder :(


Ugh, your post has me furiously sorting through my spam box in fear.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Wed May 12, 2010 9:30 pm

Tofu wrote:Did anyone else apply for housing in March and not get his or her assignment yet?

I'm hoping the e-mail didn't somehow end up in my spam folder :(

I applied in march and didn't get my assignment yet!

I think you should be able to check your housing status by looking in the e-mail with the subject "housing application received - [name]." they have an applicant ID / password you can put in to see what step of the process you're at. I'm still under review :(

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Tofu » Thu May 13, 2010 1:26 am

maudlinstreet wrote:
Tofu wrote:Did anyone else apply for housing in March and not get his or her assignment yet?

I'm hoping the e-mail didn't somehow end up in my spam folder :(

I applied in march and didn't get my assignment yet!

I think you should be able to check your housing status by looking in the e-mail with the subject "housing application received - [name]." they have an applicant ID / password you can put in to see what step of the process you're at. I'm still under review :(


I forgot about the status checker haha :oops:

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Thu May 13, 2010 12:57 pm

does anyone know if the housing deposit can be paid by credit card?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby AppsAbound » Thu May 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Yes. There are instructions on how to pay with a credit card in the email.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby jasonportwood » Thu May 13, 2010 2:34 pm

in response to someone's question about visiting: you can, and you have to first go to UAH's office and request a visitor's pass to give to the super.

also - CALL in advance and confirm that your apartment, or a comparable one, is unoccupied and available for viewing. I made the mistake of calling and asking how to visit, but not checking about this - and went to UAH only to be told my apartment nor any other in the building was not available for viewing. hooray.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:29 am

maudlinstreet wrote:
Tofu wrote:Did anyone else apply for housing in March and not get his or her assignment yet?

I'm hoping the e-mail didn't somehow end up in my spam folder :(

I applied in march and didn't get my assignment yet!

I think you should be able to check your housing status by looking in the e-mail with the subject "housing application received - [name]." they have an applicant ID / password you can put in to see what step of the process you're at. I'm still under review :(


ugh, I'm in the same boat -- applied in March & still under review. I hope they get our assignments out soon!!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lemonpie » Fri May 14, 2010 10:56 am

For those who got their assignments already, when is your move-in date?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Fri May 14, 2010 12:21 pm

lemonpie wrote:For those who got their assignments already, when is your move-in date?


I asked this somewhere else already. But I did not like that answer. Is the security deposit a must through all law school housing?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Fri May 14, 2010 12:55 pm

I called the housing office yesterday b/c im going abroad and was worried about the whole 'you have 5 days to accept and pay us all your savings thing'. somewhat not surprisingly, they told me they couldnt do anything and I should have my friend check my email everyday for me. thanks columbia. but I digress...

they said that assignments go out generally based on move-in date. so if you requested (and they are planning on giving you) a move-in date in august, you might be waiting until june. hth

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 14, 2010 12:58 pm

julesm2200 wrote:they said that assignments go out generally based on move-in date. so if you requested (and they are planning on giving you) a move-in date in august, you might be waiting until june. hth


I requested an August move-in date, so that does help. Thanks, julesm! :D

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby protokurios » Fri May 14, 2010 1:34 pm

My move-in date is the first full week of August and I got my assignment this week after applying in April. So I don't think the theory holds.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Fri May 14, 2010 1:37 pm

protokurios wrote:My move-in date is the first full week of August and I got my assignment this week after applying in April. So I don't think the theory holds.


damn housing people lied to me! what is this world coming to?!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:47 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
protokurios wrote:My move-in date is the first full week of August and I got my assignment this week after applying in April. So I don't think the theory holds.


damn housing people lied to me! what is this world coming to?!


That makes me sad because I applied way back in March. It seems like they just randomly pull apps out of the pile with no method or reason (and then lie about their system). :(

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby iminlstrick » Sat May 15, 2010 10:17 am

Has anyone figured out what's going on re: Federal Loans? They're all "transitioning to direct" on their site, but loan app deadline is today?

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maudlinstreet
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Sat May 15, 2010 1:54 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Has anyone figured out what's going on re: Federal Loans? They're all "transitioning to direct" on their site, but loan app deadline is today?

I think they changed the deadline to June 1st while they figure everything out (see the top of this page).

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby swc65 » Sat May 15, 2010 10:26 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:Has anyone figured out what's going on re: Federal Loans? They're all "transitioning to direct" on their site, but loan app deadline is today?

I think they changed the deadline to June 1st while they figure everything out (see the top of this page).


So I called for some other things last week and they sent me to https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action to fill out the applications for the student loans. It seems everything will be done through this site now. It was quick and painless and took all of five minutes.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby HugerThanSoup » Sat May 15, 2010 11:37 pm

If any incoming 1Ls are going to be in NYC this summer, and are looking for housing, I am subletting my university apartment through early August. I am a rising 2L.

See Craigslist ad for photos and details:
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