T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

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Fishmouse
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Fishmouse » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:34 pm

Wholigan wrote:
tww909 wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
Mogulman wrote:Dinged at Harvard. E-mail at 2:35pm.

Somewhere, Fishmouse stirs from his/her sleep.


this is so credited


Has Fishmouse given up hope? There wasn't even the obligatory stressing about H poast this morning.

Yes but still waiting.

kaiser
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:59 pm

Now that it is 4PM, my endless email checking begins to find out if CLS sends out a round today. Like yesterday, something tells me they won't end our suffering just yet for the 7/20 complete kids.

cojonelso
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby cojonelso » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:01 pm

Rejected from Harvard via email at 2:35

mebeSajid
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:03 pm

kaiser wrote:Now that it is 4PM, my endless email checking begins to find out if CLS sends out a round today. Like yesterday, something tells me they won't end our suffering just yet for the 7/20 complete kids.


At least you are complete.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:05 pm

mebeSajid wrote:
kaiser wrote:Now that it is 4PM, my endless email checking begins to find out if CLS sends out a round today. Like yesterday, something tells me they won't end our suffering just yet for the 7/20 complete kids.


At least you are complete.


Didn't exactly happen fast. When did you submit your stuff? Took me over 2 weeks to go complete

mebeSajid
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:08 pm

kaiser wrote:
mebeSajid wrote:
kaiser wrote:Now that it is 4PM, my endless email checking begins to find out if CLS sends out a round today. Like yesterday, something tells me they won't end our suffering just yet for the 7/20 complete kids.


At least you are complete.


Didn't exactly happen fast. When did you submit your stuff? Took me over 2 weeks to go complete


Submitted 6/29. Found out they didn't have UG Dean's cert on 7/18, had them mail it out again last week (to CLS and NYU). Called NYU on Monday, who said they had it, but haven't heard anything from Columbia.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:22 pm

mebeSajid wrote:
kaiser wrote:
mebeSajid wrote:
kaiser wrote:Now that it is 4PM, my endless email checking begins to find out if CLS sends out a round today. Like yesterday, something tells me they won't end our suffering just yet for the 7/20 complete kids.


At least you are complete.


Didn't exactly happen fast. When did you submit your stuff? Took me over 2 weeks to go complete


Submitted 6/29. Found out they didn't have UG Dean's cert on 7/18, had them mail it out again last week (to CLS and NYU). Called NYU on Monday, who said they had it, but haven't heard anything from Columbia.


Yeah, I wonder if these schools have dark rooms full of lost and lonely supplemental documents. Apparently they lose half the things we sent them

kaiser
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:59 pm

And so the hour comes and goes with nothing yet again... Perhaps by the end of the week?

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:00 pm

kaiser wrote:And so the hour comes and goes with nothing yet again... Perhaps by the end of the week?


Still 3 more hours for S!

engineered madness
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby engineered madness » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:00 pm

if columbia had a face, i would punch it

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:06 pm

engineered madness wrote:if columbia had a face, i would punch it


I was recently told Michele Bachmann is the face of Columbia.

engineered madness
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby engineered madness » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:07 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
engineered madness wrote:if columbia had a face, i would punch it


I was recently told Michele Bachmann is the face of Columbia.


you just threw a gasoline tanker on a fire

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby keg411 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:10 pm

Maybe tomorrow is the day?
/sigh.

lightlycurious
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby lightlycurious » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:50 pm

rejected from columbia by mail today...

chanel1285
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby chanel1285 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:04 pm

Just out of curiosity, are you on the west or east coast?

lightlycurious
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby lightlycurious » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:08 pm

east coast...very short one page letter dated 7/26. wasn't really all that unexpected, oh well.

chanel1285
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby chanel1285 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:27 pm

lightlycurious wrote:east coast...very short one page letter dated 7/26. wasn't really all that unexpected, oh well.


stats?

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Regionality
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Regionality » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Still submitted for review at S...

Who else is waiting it out with me?

Who got in to S but chose another school instead?

Transferthrowaway
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:05 pm

Regionality wrote:Still submitted for review at S...

Who else is waiting it out with me?

Who got in to S but chose another school instead?

Still submitted at S.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:05 pm

Regionality wrote:Still submitted for review at S...



Also UR at S. Three (!) people from my school are UR at S.

Finally went complete at CLS today. Here's hoping they choose both quickly and wisely.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:11 pm

SLS said they hope to be finished by Friday.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:12 pm

lightlycurious wrote:rejected from columbia by mail today...


When did you go complete? Sorry about the rejection

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby Regionality » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:13 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:SLS said they hope to be finished by Friday.


I heard this too...Aug 1 is deposit deadline though for the first batch of admits so there might be 1 or 2 more offers after then? They also said they COULD make offers in August.

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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby TransferRisk » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:42 pm

In at NYU. Don't yet know about Columbia.

Does anyone have the most up-to-date insider scoop on comparing the two schools in terms of transfering this year?

Here's what I think that I know:

Columbia:
~Total 2L class size approx. 430 (including roughly 50-60 transfers)
~Can't compete for LR anymore.
~Slightly more national name recognition
~(Slightly) cheaper cost of living, but less desirable area of the city
~EIP starts Aug. 11

NYU:
~Total 2L class size approx. 480 (including roughly 40-50 transfers)
~CAN compete for LR, but only for one or two spots (bad odds)
~(Slightly?) better LRAP
~EIP starts Aug. 17

(feel free to correct)

Questions I still have:
1. For both schools: when are bids due?
(Is it true transfers can't bid on lottery slots for Columbia's EIP past Aug 1st? According to posts and the website, you have to accept within 1 week prior to the program, ~Aug. 4, but does one miss lottery spots?)

2. For both schools: how many bids?

3. Anyone have transfer success statistics from either school's career services office?

4. Any other important comparison metrics given how close we are on pulling the trigger?

EDIT: new Q: how do the grading curves compare? Grades become "advisory" at NYU for upper level courses. What about for Columbia?

Thanks!!
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kaiser
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Re: T14 Transfer Status Change Thread

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:52 pm

TransferRisk wrote:In at NYU. Don't yet know about Columbia.

Does anyone have the most up-to-date insider scoop on comparing the two schools in terms of transfering this year?

Here's what I think that I know:

Columbia:
~Total 2L class size approx. 430 (including roughly 50-60 transfers)
~Can't compete for LR anymore.
~Slightly more national name recognition
~(Slightly) cheaper cost of living, but less desirable area of the city
~EIP starts Aug. 11

NYU:
~Total 2L class size approx. 480 (including roughly 40-50 transfers)
~CAN compete for LR, but only for one or two spots (bad odds)
~(Slightly?) better LRAP
~EIP starts Aug. 17

(feel free to correct)

Questions I still have:
1. For both schools: when are bids due?
(Is it true transfers can't bid on lottery slots for Columbia's EIP past Aug 1st? According to posts and the website, you have to accept within 1 week prior to the program, ~Aug. 4, but does one miss lottery spots?)

2. For both schools: how many bids?

3. Anyone have transfer success statistics from either school's career services office?

4. Any other important comparison metrics given how close we are on pulling the trigger?

Thanks!!


With NYU, housing doesn't have to be more expensive. You have the easy option of living in Brooklyn or Jersey City, and taking a quick 15-20 min ride right to campus. Best part is, it costs less than half of what NYU charges for housing (could be a third depending on what options you choose). Plus food and everything else is cheaper once you leave Manhattan.

I know that NYU gives you 50 bids, though 10 must be for non-NY offices. All transfers will have a full chance to participate in EIW. I don't have any hard stats, but I spoke to a transfer from last year who told me all but a few transfers had great biglaw or PI jobs lined up, and said that their success rate and interview rate was likely even higher than that of the continuing NYU students.

I can't imagine Columbia completely foreclosing the last round of accepted students from participating in EIW (though both Cornell and Stanford have the nerve to do it with their transfers). If that is the case, it will obviously be pretty easy to toss it into the trash and pick NYU.
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