Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

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echooo23
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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby echooo23 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:57 am

When is their bidding deadline? In other words, at what point do I give up on them?

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anfield08 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:41 am

echooo23 wrote:When is their bidding deadline? In other words, at what point do I give up on them?


July 26

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UnfrozenCaveman
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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:46 am

Anfield08 wrote:
echooo23 wrote:When is their bidding deadline? In other words, at what point do I give up on them?


July 26


They may have accommodations for transfers though??

shock259
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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby shock259 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:16 pm

That date is actually for transfers only. Natives 2Ls and 3Ls had their bids due about two weeks ago.

I doubt they can do much after if you skip that date. If I remember right, students get their interview lists a few days after the deadline.

Note: I can't confirm that July 26 is the right date.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Going off the website:

Columbia (LinkRemoved) wrote:Transfer students are eligible to take part in the Office of Career Services’ Early Interview Program (EIP) for 2L summer associate positions, which occurs in mid-August. In order to participate fully in this five-day program, transfer students must be admitted to the Law School at least one week prior to the start of the program. Admitted transfer applicants must also submit their deposit to the Office of Admissions prior to their participation in EIP. Once these conditions are met, newly admitted transfer students will be able to participate in the program along with the rest of the rising 2L class.

Columbia wrote:It will take place on August 8, 9, 12, and 13, 2013

So Aug. 1 would be the absolute latest you could be admitted in time to participate, but since it says "at least one week prior" to EIP, it could be even earlier than that.

tivera23
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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby tivera23 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:51 pm

Anyone looking for a roommate?

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:56 am

Is today the day? It's all I can think about.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Transfer13 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is today the day? It's all I can think about.


I am with you. Last year a lot of Dings were received in the mail and reported today (this Monday last year). Although all info gained from past cycles is anecdotal and speculative, it seems like the first round of dings should be coming soon. You can always call with your LSAC # and ask whether a decision has been rendered.

psach44
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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:59 am

I called Thursday. No decision rendered yet.

I'm done calling.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Transfer13 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:04 pm

I guess nothing today?

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:15 pm

Guess not. Did anyone call?

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Transfer13 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:20 pm

I called first thing. no decision rendered as of this morning. I am kind of confused as to what is happening there with no dings this late in the game.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby shannonleigh921 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:37 pm

I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby bananapeanutbutter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:41 pm

shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

If you have the grades to transfer and are at UCLA, I'd just stay. Not worth throwing away OCI, and you would be throwing it away by moving.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:46 pm

shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

I'm starting to feel the same way. I'm at a low TT, but missing EIP would be devastating. I'd rather just stay here if it starts getting down to the wire. Plus, imagine what it's going to be like trying to move to NYC with about a week's notice. Fucking nuts.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

I'm starting to feel the same way. I'm at a low TT, but missing EIP would be devastating. I'd rather just stay here if it starts getting down to the wire. Plus, imagine what it's going to be like trying to move to NYC with about a week's notice. Fucking nuts.


I'm more feeling turned off by this. I mean at this point, how can we even feel wanted?

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby bananapeanutbutter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:44 pm

psach44 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

I'm starting to feel the same way. I'm at a low TT, but missing EIP would be devastating. I'd rather just stay here if it starts getting down to the wire. Plus, imagine what it's going to be like trying to move to NYC with about a week's notice. Fucking nuts.


I'm more feeling turned off by this. I mean at this point, how can we even feel wanted?

Who cares how you feel? It's a result oriented thing - admissions won't be teaching your classes or advising your career. However, if you miss OCI they're setting you up to be the 10% who gets crap law/nothing.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:52 pm

bananapeanutbutter wrote:
psach44 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.

I'm starting to feel the same way. I'm at a low TT, but missing EIP would be devastating. I'd rather just stay here if it starts getting down to the wire. Plus, imagine what it's going to be like trying to move to NYC with about a week's notice. Fucking nuts.


I'm more feeling turned off by this. I mean at this point, how can we even feel wanted?

Who cares how you feel? It's a result oriented thing - admissions won't be teaching your classes or advising your career. However, if you miss OCI they're setting you up to be the 10% who gets crap law/nothing.


Shit, I thought this was a therapy group to share feelings--- my bad.

I meant that- meaning if we're on the road of being a top group without OCI prospects--- not so awesome.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby bananapeanutbutter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:51 pm

You know my feelings on Columbia >>>>>>>>>>>> NYU.

But NYU with OCI and full cost vs. Columbia with a half scholly and no OCI is NYU by far.

OCI is where it's relatively easy to get the jobs. Mass mailing - these big firms are barely even going to skim your resume and transcript. OCI is where they're hiring from. It's about where you work, not if you're at #4 or #6.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby lawdude1251 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm

shannonleigh921 wrote:I just saw this forum today... I called this am for the first time and no decision had been rendered yet. I am starting to worry that it is too late, both for OCI and because I need to make living arrangements somewhere. :cry: The admissions guy told me today that they are aiming to have all decisions made by the 2nd week of August, and that is just too late. I am currently enrolled at UCLA, and am waiting on Stanford and Columbia.


I am in the exact same boat my friend

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby WhatDidIGetMyselfN2 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Just went complete this evening.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby ism3232 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:57 pm

Received an email confirming they're still missing a document from my undergrad. Awesome.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:06 pm

I haven't been accepted yet, but if any current or former Columbia students could provide advice here, that would be super awesome.

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby gbreezy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:13 pm

Sent journal update in early july and confirmed my dean's appraisal was received. Still waiting.

-T25, top 15%, Law Review (completed June 20).

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Re: Columbia Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:18 pm

gbreezy wrote:Sent journal update in early july and confirmed my dean's appraisal was received. Still waiting.

-T25, top 15%, Law Review (completed June 20).



Another day, more crickets- Who's withdrawing? I fear that the OCI is basically dead..




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