Columbia Transfer 2015

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby registering » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:33 pm

Nebby wrote:
Elleonleo wrote:Possible however Nebby recently suggested that not that many people have actually been accepted yet, however I may have misunderstood. I also have been complete for almost a month. Who knows, but it is very frustrating.

As of right now there are only 25ish students in the Transfer FB page. I'm surprised it's this low at the moment. Though we only add people once they've accepted their offer.


Can you tell how many people you've sent out an invite to, though?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby makerbreaker » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:41 pm

FWIW, this Columbia kid at my internship bragged about how he organized efforts to protest admitting a "large" transfer class. Perhaps it's paying off.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby registering » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:45 pm

makerbreaker wrote:FWIW, this Columbia kid at my internship bragged about how he organized efforts to protest admitting a "large" transfer class. Perhaps it's paying off.


I wonder where he thinks CLS' scholarship money comes from :mrgreen:

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:54 pm

makerbreaker wrote:FWIW, this Columbia kid at my internship bragged about how he organized efforts to protest admitting a "large" transfer class. Perhaps it's paying off.

Yeah, he's full of shit. This never occurred. Unless by "organized effort" he means "I once sent an email to admissions; they never responded."

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:05 pm

Nebby, any idea how many peeps the facebook invite has been sent to?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:12 pm

Elleonleo wrote:Nebby, any idea how many peeps the facebook invite has been sent to?

I have no way to tell. I'm not the admin, only a mentor.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:16 pm

makerbreaker wrote:FWIW, this Columbia kid at my internship bragged about how he organized efforts to protest admitting a "large" transfer class. Perhaps it's paying off.


Sounds like a douche.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:19 pm

Nebby wrote:
Elleonleo wrote:Nebby, any idea how many peeps the facebook invite has been sent to?

I have no way to tell. I'm not the admin, only a mentor.


Oh gotchu. Well thanks for all your help anyway.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:25 pm

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:29 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
makerbreaker wrote:FWIW, this Columbia kid at my internship bragged about how he organized efforts to protest admitting a "large" transfer class. Perhaps it's paying off.


I've heard about this kind of sentiment at Columbia from someone who transferred there....

That's mostly made up. I've never experienced it, and I'm the literal worst.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:35 pm

Looks like nothing today :(

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:52 pm

This sucks. Columbia was the one school I felt confident about. With EIP, it wasn't a hard decision. Now it is. I don't get it. I feel like I should be in with my stats. I'm starting to feel like I insulted the kid of a Dean or something and I've been blackballed. :lol:

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby DownWithRBG » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:58 pm

This is by far the weirdest transfer cycle for both CLS and NYU that I have seen on TLS. I've looked at all the other year's threads and nothing this year seems to be consistent with the past.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:01 pm

I will say that last year might not be representative; the incoming C/O 2016 was smaller than anticipated, so they took more transfers, whereas C/O 2017 had a stronger field and was larger than anticipated, so it may balance with a slightly smaller transfer class.

Regardless, with the great grades you guys have I'm sure you have other strong transfer options or you could do very well from your current schools, don't get hung up on any one or two.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:04 pm

*CLS accepted neebles*
*one year later*
"Holy fuck we need to cut our transfers in half to weed out dweebs like this guy."

In all seriousness, JDBagel is correct. I'm sure y'all have other options, and I hope they work out for the best. I highly recommend, if you're accepted to CLS next week, that you don't come if you want BigLaw, because getting on the schedule for a firm the morning of interviews is incredibly difficult (unless you want to interview at a bunch of secondary offices, which are a pain to get a CB from unless you're from there--most of the time).

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:06 pm

You know thats not what I was implying lol

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:07 pm

jbagelboy wrote:You know thats not what I was implying lol

I know. :P

I was preemptively poking fun at myself, haha.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:09 pm

Nebby wrote:*CLS accepted neebles*
*one year later*
"Holy fuck we need to cut our transfers in half to weed out dweebs like this guy."


The odd thing isn't that they've taken so few transfers, it's that they haven't seemed to have accepted people thus far based on stats. I'm not trying to belittle anyone who got in, they all did very well. But there are multiple people still waiting that have better stats than almost everyone I've seen get in so far. Which made me think they were accepting people in order of application. But now that doesn't seem likely haha.

In all seriousness, JDBagel is correct. I'm sure y'all have other options, and I hope they work out for the best. I highly recommend, if you're accepted to CLS next week, that you don't come if you want BigLaw, because getting on the schedule for a firm the morning of interviews is incredibly difficult (unless you want to interview at a bunch of secondary offices, which are a pain to get a CB from unless you're from there--most of the time).


Thanks for the advice. I'll be very happy at my current school but Columbia offered firms I don't have access to here. Namely, Proskauer Rose and they are the firm I really want to work for. Unfortunately, it seems that shot might be gone. Will just have to hustle and find another way in.

Appreciate you guys posting in here to cheer all of us up!

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:13 pm

If it helps, Proskauer is the top bidded firm every year (I have no idea why), so there was a low chance of getting them, even if you did make the bid deadline, haha.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:15 pm

Nebby wrote:If it helps, Proskauer is the top bidded firm every year (I have no idea why), so there was a low chance of getting them, even if you did make the bid deadline, haha.


People chasing unicorn jobs probably...like me. But I'll just have to hustle my way in. And by hustle, I mean beg. :lol:

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby DownWithRBG » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:18 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I will say that last year might not be representative; the incoming C/O 2016 was smaller than anticipated, so they took more transfers, whereas C/O 2017 had a stronger field and was larger than anticipated, so it may balance with a slightly smaller transfer class.

Regardless, with the great grades you guys have I'm sure you have other strong transfer options or you could do very well from your current schools, don't get hung up on any one or two.


Ah, interesting. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby AT9 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:13 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one who 's preplexed. Only applied to two schools because they were the only place I'd really want to go, but looks like I'll get neither (granted, H was a Hail Mary).

Oh well. I'm at a "T1" in a region that I like with a significant scholarship, so I'll be ok. Hope you guys also have good options! So much for transfers apps being a total number game :lol:

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby riku33090 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:13 pm

Is it safe to say that its over?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby ttam30 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:59 pm

riku33090 wrote:Is it safe to say that its over?


Nothing is over! Nothing! You don't just turn it off!

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:44 pm

There's 40 transfers matriculating.




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