Columbia transfer class of 2012

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trbrny
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Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby trbrny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:19 am

Any other Columbia students wondering what to do next after being admitted? I've met with career services and begun preparing for OCI, but I've not really has any communication from the school about what other further steps I need to take.

Anybody have any ideas about how to register for classes, apply for financial aid, take care of any other necessary stuff for next year...?

shock259
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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:21 am

Good call on this thread.

I remember a checklist somewhere of things to do. It's a lot of administrative crap. I think I've done everything except select my health insurance.

Also, I just got my university housing waitlist number: 622. If anyone is interested in rooming together and going apartment hunting, please send me a PM.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby s808 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:33 am

Yes, good call. I'm also definitely attending, have no clue about next steps, and am looking for housing/a roommate.

Congrats to the admits, good luck to those still on the applicants thread.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby trbrny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:38 pm

s808 wrote:Yes, good call. I'm also definitely attending, have no clue about next steps, and am looking for housing/a roommate.

Congrats to the admits, good luck to those still on the applicants thread.


Have you been in touch with career services?

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby s808 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:46 pm

PM'ed.

shock259
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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:50 pm

My career services person told me to ideally submit my EIP bids on Monday. Ugh. So soon.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby forestgirl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:54 pm

I'm totally overwhelmed. Also, why is my Columbia email address full of random numbers? Anybody else have a lame user ID like that, or is it just me?

I will be spending lots of time on this over the weekend and probably stalking this thread. Ugh.

trbrny
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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby trbrny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:58 pm

forestgirl wrote:I'm totally overwhelmed. Also, why is my Columbia email address full of random numbers? Anybody else have a lame user ID like that, or is it just me?

I will be spending lots of time on this over the weekend and probably stalking this thread. Ugh.


yes what the heck is that ID? Plus the mandatory computer training is a little backwards. I dont need to see pictures of squiggly lines connecting a bunch of computers together. Nor do I need to now how to access the floppy disk drive...

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:01 pm

Lol that computer training was hysterical. I just clicked through everything, took the test at the end, and I passed. Thank god for multiple guess. But it was silly and really unnecessary.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby lawskewl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:01 pm

100% overwhelmed. I'm totally excited I received an offer, but there is so much to do, it's a little intimidating. Also, how did you get your e-mail set-up? I did computer training, but have not received my e-mail address yet.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby grok123 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:02 pm

The one thing I haven't seen (or really looked for) is when class registration happens.

Also I saw the calendar of events but other than oci and start of classes it sounds like we'll have about 3 weeks to get situated.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby forestgirl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:05 pm

lawskewl wrote:100% overwhelmed. I'm totally excited I received an offer, but there is so much to do, it's a little intimidating. Also, how did you get your e-mail set-up? I did computer training, but have not received my e-mail address yet.

I hunted around on the IT Website and found a link to activate my email. I had to look up my UNI in the class directory in order to do it. It was a little surreal seeing my name listed in the Columbia student directory, I have to say.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby trbrny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:06 pm

lawskewl wrote:100% overwhelmed. I'm totally excited I received an offer, but there is so much to do, it's a little intimidating. Also, how did you get your e-mail set-up? I did computer training, but have not received my e-mail address yet.


Go here http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit/manage-my-uni to activate your UNI, then go to https://cubmail.cc.columbia.edu/ to open your email. Ya kinda crazy feels like using the internet in 1995.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:08 pm

FYI, there are instructions somewhere in there to have it forward email to your gmail account (or whatever you use). I did that and now I can send emails from my Columbia account through gmail and all of the messages come into the gmail account. Much easier.

Also, it's great we are all ridiculously overwhelmed. Solidarity.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby trbrny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:21 pm

shock259 wrote:FYI, there are instructions somewhere in there to have it forward email to your gmail account (or whatever you use). I did that and now I can send emails from my Columbia account through gmail and all of the messages come into the gmail account. Much easier.

Also, it's great we are all ridiculously overwhelmed. Solidarity.


Can you post how to? Also is there a way for my columbia.edu emails to actually have my name on them instead of my UNI?

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby grok123 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm

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Login with your uni and you can set up forwarding. Although I'm not sure how to set-up gmail so you can send via your columbia email through gmail.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:37 pm

Got in today and at least a 50/50 shot I wind up going here. Honestly, it's the absurd pace of getting things set up that may scare me off, but I'm tagging the thread anyway.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby nadopretz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:36 am

Just deposited! It is all going so fast!

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby jstn1104 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:19 am

Last year they gave us almost no info on how to register for courses and I figured it out about 5 hours before it was due. I think it involved faxing something over. I can't remember where that info is, but there is a form and deadline hidden somewhere in the labyrinth of sites. Similarly, journal applications are due without warning; I almost missed the deadline for those. They're very focused on getting you through EIP, which is very important, but they give you almost no info on the other important stuff.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby quiver » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:27 am

jstn1104 wrote:Last year they gave us almost no info on how to register for courses and I figured it out about 5 hours before it was due. I think it involved faxing something over. I can't remember where that info is, but there is a form and deadline hidden somewhere in the labyrinth of sites. Similarly, journal applications are due without warning; I almost missed the deadline for those. They're very focused on getting you through EIP, which is very important, but they give you almost no info on the other important stuff.
Same exact thing happened to me.

Congrats to the transfer class of 2014!!! Welcome to CLS.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:40 am

Yeah, the journal apps are due on July 27th just for everyone's info. I can't remember how you find the page it is on, but it's somewhere in there.

I'll have to look up the class registration stuff.

At least they seem to be doing a decent job of prepping us for EIP.

I'm still looking for a roommate if anyone is interested. Pref male.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:04 pm

forestgirl wrote:
lawskewl wrote:100% overwhelmed. I'm totally excited I received an offer, but there is so much to do, it's a little intimidating. Also, how did you get your e-mail set-up? I did computer training, but have not received my e-mail address yet.

I hunted around on the IT Website and found a link to activate my email. I had to look up my UNI in the class directory in order to do it. It was a little surreal seeing my name listed in the Columbia student directory, I have to say.


How long did it take to get your UNI activated? I just paid down my deposit and am wondering if this is automated (so I can do all this crap this weekend) or if I will need to wait until Monday.

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby alienshooter » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:21 pm

I asked the admission office. They said it took five days to activate UNi after you laid your deposit. :)

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:24 pm

alienshooter wrote:I asked the admission office. They said it took five days to activate UNi after you laid your deposit. :)


Fantastic. I'll still be able to do bids for EIP right?

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Re: Columbia transfer class of 2012

Postby shock259 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Hmm. Mine took 2 business days. I'm not sure if it is automatic or if someone has to approve it.

But bidding is done through Symplicity, so I think you will be ok. Pretty sure that is separate (but I can't really remember how I did my Symplicity registration stuff).




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