Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

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Xferr
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Xferr » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:21 am

jjkhicks wrote:
Xferr wrote:I called them today about my "completion pending." They said just sit tight until I get an email telling me that they're missing stuff. How did you guys get them to tell you what they had in the file? The guy I talked to wouldn't budge.

Columbia is the one stressing me out the most. I can't tell if it's because I've figured out it's my (realistic - lol H/S) top choice or because I can't tell if they're even looking at my app yet. Maybe both.


Keep checking your My Columbia account. Mine shows a list of all required documents and everything is checked off. A few people on this board have had their file go complete with some boxes unchecked though. Not sure if that helps. Good luck!


It's said the same thing for almost a month now, as I said earlier. So yeah, that doesn't really help. The question is how do I get them to tell me that they have my undergrad dean's cert (which isn't listed on the checker).

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Certiorari
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Certiorari » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:19 am

Xferr wrote:The question is how do I get them to tell me that they have my undergrad dean's cert (which isn't listed on the checker).


Email them. I emailed them about mine and they emailed me back to confirm they had received it. It never got checked, but my application went complete. I don't think the status checker is automated, so if an application is ready to go, whoever inputs information to the status checker may just check complete instead of checking every box then checking complete. I'd trust what they say in a response to your email over the status checker.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mdfreeman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:24 am

Called again this morning to ask what's going on with my application. They said it's "processing" but *speculation*, things sound a little chaotic over there.

Kind of scary that Aug. 7th is orientation and EIP shortly after. Going to submit my stuff to NYU today and deal with CLS if I get in later.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 am

Just in case this clears up anything for anybody:

I received an e-mail from CLS that my application was "complete" about 2-3 weeks ago. To this day, though, my online checker does *not* have transcript or dean's cert boxes checked. However, below that, it does say that my application is complete.

Not sure if you guys have yet to receive the 'complete' e-mail from CLS or if your status doesn't say 'complete' at the bottom or what, but if it's either of the two things, I would just call and ask. Can't hurt.

casedown
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby casedown » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:06 pm

Man, the radio silence from NYU and CLS is deafening. What do we think, Manhattan-wide power outage? Are people getting in and not posting?

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gdizz01
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby gdizz01 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:20 pm

Is the "complete" e-mail the last status update? On the checker, it says I'm complete and will be reviewed in order, yadda yadda...has anyone had a new message on the checker when they went under review, or is the last thing we hear before a decision that we're in line for review?

mileslibertatis
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:24 pm

That's all I've got and I think people have said that's the last of it.

trbrny
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby trbrny » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:55 pm

gdizz01 wrote:Is the "complete" e-mail the last status update? On the checker, it says I'm complete and will be reviewed in order, yadda yadda...has anyone had a new message on the checker when they went under review, or is the last thing we hear before a decision that we're in line for review?


I believe that's the last of it, my status went complete and hasn't changed, even after I was accepted.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Certiorari » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:56 pm

casedown wrote:Man, the radio silence from NYU and CLS is deafening. What do we think, Manhattan-wide power outage? Are people getting in and not posting?


This happened Monday night after the last wave of admissions, so it may be part of the reason for the slowdown. . .

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trbrny
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby trbrny » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:39 pm

Has anybody who's been accepted to Columbia been able to access Lawnet? I have been unable to register for it through the transfer students' portal.

grok123
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby grok123 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 pm

trbrny wrote:Has anybody who's been accepted to Columbia been able to access Lawnet? I have been unable to register for it through the transfer students' portal.


Yes, I submitted my deposit Monday night. I couldn't register for that or find my "uni" # but both are working now. It might take a day or two to get into the system.

etk2103
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby etk2103 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:14 pm

is anybody still incomplete on the status tracker?

i've been waiting 2 weeks for my dean's cert to be processed...

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby InSport » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:37 pm

I have been stuck at "Complete Pending" for the last 2.5 weeks. The dean's certification from my undergrad was the hold up, though I know it arrived last week.

My guess is that it will go straight from "Complete Pending" to a decision. I doubt CLS will bother changing it to "Complete" and then rendering a decision. Who really knows though...

ajaxconstructions
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby ajaxconstructions » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:40 pm

InSport wrote:I have been stuck at "Complete Pending" for the last 2.5 weeks. The dean's certification from my undergrad was the hold up, though I know it arrived last week.

My guess is that it will go straight from "Complete Pending" to a decision. I doubt CLS will bother changing it to "Complete" and then rendering a decision. Who really knows though...


Did they tell you that they didn't receive the dean's cert? I'm at completion pending also but I don't know if I'm missing anything.

lawskewl
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby lawskewl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:07 pm

Just admitted. Wow. Can't believe it. Was all set to go to Penn and now this. Almost certainly going Columbia. Any past transfers have anything they want to say about what they found once they got to school?

P.S. NYC native.

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:08 pm

lawskewl wrote:Just admitted. Wow. Can't believe it. Was all set to go to Penn and now this. Almost certainly going Columbia. Any past transfers have anything they want to say about what they found once they got to school?

P.S. NYC native.


Congrats! Any room left for me, CLS??

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby lockiller » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:21 pm

2-3% at T20, waitlisted by Columbia in the year before. Is Columbia doing yield protection this year? Come on, Columbia! Email me, Email me!!!

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby FlanSolo » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:22 pm

lockiller wrote:2-3% at T20, waitlisted by Columbia in the year before. Is Columbia doing yield protection this year? Come on, Columbia! Email me, Email me!!!


I'm roughly in the same position - still nothing!

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:23 pm

lockiller wrote:2-3% at T20, waitlisted by Columbia in the year before. Is Columbia doing yield protection this year? Come on, Columbia! Email me, Email me!!!


Been saying that for a while now. I just got an email.......it's a presale for Bill Maher! *Smashes iPhone on desk*

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby InSport » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:36 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote: Did they tell you that they didn't receive the dean's cert? I'm at completion pending also but I don't know if I'm missing anything.


Ajax - No they did not tell me that they received it, but my undergrad confirmed that they mailed it. I probably should have followed up with CLS, but I decided (foolishly) to trust the system.

Lawlskewl - Congratulations!

casedown
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby casedown » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:43 pm

lockiller wrote:waitlisted by Columbia in the year before. Is Columbia doing yield protection this year?


I'm here as well. It kinda seems like they are just doing decisions by ones and twos. Odd and excruciating.

lawskewl
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby lawskewl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:54 pm

casedown wrote:
lockiller wrote:waitlisted by Columbia in the year before. Is Columbia doing yield protection this year?


I'm here as well. It kinda seems like they are just doing decisions by ones and twos. Odd and excruciating.


I'm pretty shocked that I got in. 3.73 (top 7%), LR at 60s school. Absolutely had no shot to get in as 0L. (LSAT was in the 150s).

Really good work experience in NYC really clinched it for me, I think. Anyway, super excited and shows what can happen if you work your butt off during 1L and a little bit of luck. Good luck to everyone else. I'll be withdrawing from Penn & Michigan tonight/tomorrow morning.

jjkhicks
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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby jjkhicks » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:57 pm

lawskewl wrote:Just admitted. Wow. Can't believe it. Was all set to go to Penn and now this. Almost certainly going Columbia. Any past transfers have anything they want to say about what they found once they got to school?

P.S. NYC native.


Congratulations!

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby quiver » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:26 pm

lawskewl wrote:Just admitted. Wow. Can't believe it. Was all set to go to Penn and now this. Almost certainly going Columbia. Any past transfers have anything they want to say about what they found once they got to school?

P.S. NYC native.
Congrats! Welcome to CLS.

quiver wrote: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!

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Re: Columbia 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby etk2103 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:56 pm

lawskewl, how quick was the turnaround from application complete to acceptance? congrats!




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