Vronsky wrote:lawstudent1986 wrote:Vronsky wrote:hey everyone, I had a phone conversation with someone from OCS yesterday, and she was very helpful! Completely re-did my resume in the "Columbia" format, and provided very helpful information on creating a bid list as a transfer student. I won't repeat much, but would encourage everyone to schedule your appointment with OCS ASAP!
Columbia OCS + thesealocust's guide to OCI = EIP winning!
Me too. Very helpful. I'd also like to throw my hat in the ring for housing/roommate options. Put in an application for Columbia housing but not too optimistic. I'm 24, female. Has anyone started the apartment hunt yet?
do you know if the housing application is binding if you are accepted in, say, a crappy 4 BR shared suite? From looking at the prices of studios in the two main LS buildings, the prices aren't very competitive. Decent studios b/t 86th and 116th are a bit cheaper (of course some utilities are included).
i've been looking at ads on craigslist for 2 BRs to split with a friend of mine, and the price range we are looking it is $2000-$2400. In general, farther south (near 86th) = crappier the amenities, whereas farther north (110th and up) = much nicer amenities. of course that's an inverse correlation to the desirability of the neighborhoods. so you have to choose - do you prefer to feel safe walking at night? or a gas range and granite counter top? lol
I'm pretty sure it's not binding- I think there was something on the application that said if you are offered a spot, you just have to accept by a certain day or it will go to someone else. When I talked to the housing people yesterday, it sounds like there are a very limited number of studios available (but prettyyy expensive, like $1900/month) and there is a waitlist for apartment shares, about $1000-1200/month, which seems more reasonable. The apartment shares seem pretty decent to me so long as I don't have to share my actual bedroom! But not sure how the whole waitlist thing will play out...