Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

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canesfan1986
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:19 pm

forestgirl wrote:Just got in! That good news wave really did sweep me up!

Email a few minutes ago, subject line "Admit."

Stats: T30 school, top 5-6%, 2 years WE, moot court, LR. Lots of ties to the Northeast.


Congrats! I want to ride the wave too!

shock259
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm

Congrats Forestgirl! I'll see you in the fall!

Also: orientation is on August 7th. So soon. I have so many things to do before then. But alas, I still can't believe it.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby grok123 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:24 pm

shock259 wrote:Congrats Forestgirl! I'll see you in the fall!

Also: orientation is on August 7th. So soon. I have so many things to do before then. But alas, I still can't believe it.


Yep, this brought my summer to a swift end.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:26 pm

Feel free to PM me if you guys want to be added to our class FB group. I'm not the admin, but I can ask him to add you.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby quiver » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:38 pm

Congrats to all the new admits!!!

If you haven't already guessed, I was a 2011 CLS transfer (rising 3L). Feel free to PM with any and all questions/comments/concerns.

Congrats again. I look forward to everyone joining us in the fall!

shock259
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:08 pm

Just looked into journals: transfers can only do secondary journals at this point, but the application for them is NOT a write-on competition. All we have to do is submit a 2 page personal statement, resume, transcript, and a writing sample. The only bad thing is that these materials are due on July 27th.

Add it to the list of things to do! :D

SoNorthern
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby SoNorthern » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:12 pm

I have had my stuff in for two weeks or so, and called and confirmed with them that it was all received, but my status checker still has things not checked off (including transcript, which should come from LSAC). Getting a little worried, anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Last year some people complained about being de facto waitlisted at Columbia and just withdrawing eventually.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby gdizz01 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:20 pm

heyy, the people that have been getting in over the last two business days or so....when have you guys been complete, with UG dean's cert and everyything?

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:39 pm

I sent my UG transcript/dean letter/etc on like 6/15, I applied via LSAC on 6/28, finally went complete on 7/12, and was accepted 7/16.

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:44 pm

shock259 wrote:I sent my UG transcript/dean letter/etc on like 6/15, I applied via LSAC on 6/28, finally went complete on 7/12, and was accepted 7/16.

This is what gives me a bad feeling about CLS: I applied on LSAC on 6/10, went complete 6/20, and haven't heard since.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby cappad0cian » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:16 pm

InnocuousDiatribe wrote:
shock259 wrote:I sent my UG transcript/dean letter/etc on like 6/15, I applied via LSAC on 6/28, finally went complete on 7/12, and was accepted 7/16.

This is what gives me a bad feeling about CLS: I applied on LSAC on 6/10, went complete 6/20, and haven't heard since.


Ditto. Complete since 6/20 and not a peep yet. Same with NYU, unfortunately.

grok123
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby grok123 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:49 pm

gdizz01 wrote:heyy, the people that have been getting in over the last two business days or so....when have you guys been complete, with UG dean's cert and everyything?


Went complete on 7/11 after sending in the app in on 6/27ish I believe.

SoNorthern
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby SoNorthern » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:04 pm

Man, now this is making me nervous. Still transcript unchecked and law school dean's cert unchecked. They told me they received it when I called. I don't want to call again and come off like a pest, but shit, after all that I would hate to get dinged just because of misinformation...

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby forestgirl » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:41 pm

I applied sometime in the last week of June, then realized I hadn't sent the grade explanation. My school emailed the explanation and I went complete on 7/11, but with boxes for transcript and law school dean's cert still unchecked. In today 7/16 via email.

forestgirl
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby forestgirl » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:53 pm

Just looked and those boxes are still unchecked-- so if they told you they received the items, it's probably nothing to worry about. Good luck!

shock259
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:10 pm

Both of mine are unchecked too but it does say complete at the bottom.

SoNorthern
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby SoNorthern » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:33 pm

Do you think its worth calling again, or does that seem obnoxious? Maybe I should just let the dice fall.

forestgirl
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby forestgirl » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:40 pm

SoNorthern wrote:Do you think its worth calling again, or does that seem obnoxious? Maybe I should just let the dice fall.

Does the status checker say Complete, even if boxes are unchecked? If it says Complete, I wouldn't call.

SoNorthern
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby SoNorthern » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:47 pm

Still says incomplete. They told me on the phone they had everything though.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby anonymouse2828 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:26 am

Has anyone actually gotten a ding yet?

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:55 am

Have any of the other admits tried to apply for housing yet? I am trying but I can't find my PID number. According to the admissions packet, it should be in my acceptance packet, but it's not in the PDF letter they sent me.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:25 am

Answering my question: Admissions was able to give me my personal ID # over the phone. I think it comes in the packet (which I haven't received yet), but I wanted to apply for housing right away.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:33 am

Hoping to hear some good news today. It would be a first news from anyone this cycle. Don't let me down, Columbia!

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:41 am

canesfan1986 wrote:Hoping to hear some good news today. It would be a first news from anyone this cycle. Don't let me down, Columbia!

ditto. edit: well, not "first news"....but first good news.




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