Columbia Transfer 2015

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GT2016JN
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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby GT2016JN » Tue May 05, 2015 9:53 am

Nebby wrote:
thp25 wrote:Does anyone know what the typical gpa/clank rank necessary to have a good shot at being accepted is? I currently have a 3.73, ranked about number 12 out of 100 at a T1(40-50).

Top 1% if at TTT
Top 5% if at T2/T1
Top 10% if at T20
Top 15% if at T14


Do you think this applies to Part Time students with 24 credits?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby townehall » Tue May 05, 2015 10:59 am

cyrilfiggis wrote:Under Question 7.2 it asks "are you currently enrolled at a law school?" and then it has you attach an addendum if you respond "yes". What is this about?


same question! seems like a glitch/mistake. I guess I could upload my unofficial transcript to show enrollment?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Tue May 05, 2015 1:49 pm

Hudsonbayco wrote:Anyone else lsac app requiring unnecessary attachments?


Same question as above by Cyrilfiggis

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Tue May 05, 2015 2:35 pm

GT2016JN wrote:
Nebby wrote:
thp25 wrote:Does anyone know what the typical gpa/clank rank necessary to have a good shot at being accepted is? I currently have a 3.73, ranked about number 12 out of 100 at a T1(40-50).

Top 1% if at TTT
Top 5% if at T2/T1
Top 10% if at T20
Top 15% if at T14


Do you think this applies to Part Time students with 24 credits?

You need 28 to be eligible to transfer.

GT2016JN
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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby GT2016JN » Wed May 06, 2015 11:42 am

Nebby wrote:
GT2016JN wrote:
Nebby wrote:
thp25 wrote:Does anyone know what the typical gpa/clank rank necessary to have a good shot at being accepted is? I currently have a 3.73, ranked about number 12 out of 100 at a T1(40-50).

Top 1% if at TTT
Top 5% if at T2/T1
Top 10% if at T20
Top 15% if at T14


Do you think this applies to Part Time students with 24 credits?

You need 28 to be eligible to transfer.


Wait, am I reading the information on their website incorrectly? It says they will accept an application with less than 28 credits provided their is an addendum with explanation.

Do you have any thoughts on this or likelihood of acceptance. I'm at a T2 (55-65) in the region. They took 1 person from my school last year, but I am going to assume this person was full time.

"*Please note that we are able to consider applicants with fewer than 28 credits and more than 32 credits; applicants to whom this applies must include a written explanation with their application for admission. After you have transferred, a review with the Director of Academic Counseling will determine how many credits will be eligible toward your Columbia Law School J.D. degree."

http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/ ... er-student

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Wed May 06, 2015 3:49 pm

No one was from a part time program this year. I can't help you there.

How many credits do you earn per year? You may be better off sitting out this cycle and reapplying when you have more credits.

What is your class rank?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby GT2016JN » Tue May 12, 2015 1:35 pm

Nebby wrote:No one was from a part time program this year. I can't help you there.

How many credits do you earn per year? You may be better off sitting out this cycle and reapplying when you have more credits.

What is your class rank?


In the PT program 24 credits per year with no winter or summer credits.

My rank is 1/53.

Any chance at Columbia as a PT transfer?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby trbrny » Tue May 12, 2015 4:57 pm

CLS transfer from a few years ago, happy to answer questions.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby jphiggo » Tue May 12, 2015 5:24 pm

trbrny wrote:CLS transfer from a few years ago, happy to answer questions.


How did the transfers in your class fare at OCI? How was your transfer experience overall? (in terms of academics, social scene, etc.)

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Wed May 13, 2015 10:48 am

When does CLS start accepting? How long give to decide?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby trbrny » Wed May 13, 2015 2:48 pm

jphiggo wrote:
trbrny wrote:CLS transfer from a few years ago, happy to answer questions.


How did the transfers in your class fare at OCI? How was your transfer experience overall? (in terms of academics, social scene, etc.)


For the most part transfers did quite well at OCI although I can think of a few who really struggled. What I found hardest was not really knowing any 'inside' information about firms. Meaning, it seemed to me that people who were 1Ls in Columbia had been exposed to much more of a big firm culture and knew much more about where they wanted to interview/work and that helped them get jobs. I came from a school where nobody ever really even thought about big firms and I was completely clueless, that hurt me a bit when bidding on firms and during my screeners. At the end of the day, it worked out for me, but I struggled.

In terms of academics and social scene, it took me a full semester to really settle in and get my groove, but at the end I came out with a very close core group of friends so I'm not complaining. My one pointer about this is that I struggled at first to know who the good/must take professors and classes were, so to the extent you can pick someone's brain who is already there, I would do so.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby riku33090 » Sat May 23, 2015 7:59 pm

Question: can we submit our application first without having our 2nd semester grade?

My finals ended about a week ago, I don't think ill receive my grades and class rank until mid/late June.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Sat May 23, 2015 8:02 pm

riku33090 wrote:Question: can we submit our application first without having our 2nd semester grade?

My finals ended about a week ago, I don't think ill receive my grades and class rank until mid/late June.

You can, but they won't review until they have grades.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby riku33090 » Sat May 23, 2015 8:07 pm

Nebby wrote:
riku33090 wrote:Question: can we submit our application first without having our 2nd semester grade?

My finals ended about a week ago, I don't think ill receive my grades and class rank until mid/late June.

You can, but they won't review until they have grades.



Thanks.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby dreamlschool2021 » Wed May 27, 2015 2:13 pm

Does anyone know if URM status factor in transfer admissions?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby cyrilfiggis » Wed May 27, 2015 2:51 pm

dreamlschool2021 wrote:What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?


Slow your roll bro

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby dreamlschool2021 » Fri May 29, 2015 12:42 pm

cyrilfiggis wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?


Slow your roll bro

Elaborate bro

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri May 29, 2015 1:01 pm

dreamlschool2021 wrote:
cyrilfiggis wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?


Slow your roll bro

Elaborate bro

Are you an 0L?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby dreamlschool2021 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:27 pm

Nebby wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:
cyrilfiggis wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?


Yeah. You are right.

Slow your roll bro

Elaborate bro

Are you an 0L?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri May 29, 2015 1:37 pm

dreamlschool2021 wrote:
Nebby wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:
cyrilfiggis wrote:
dreamlschool2021 wrote:What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?


Yeah. You are right.

Slow your roll bro

Elaborate bro

Are you an 0L?

I was asking you.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby dreamlschool2021 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:52 pm

Yes I am a 0L and I get your point. You have to crawl before you walk. That's basically what you are saying.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Fri May 29, 2015 3:49 pm

To anyone in the know: when is the latest you would recommend throwing in an app? Won't be getting grades back until closer to the end of June, and kind of want to base whether I apply on the results. Thanks.

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby Nebby » Fri May 29, 2015 4:57 pm

dreamlschool2021 wrote:Yes I am a 0L and I get your point. You have to crawl before you walk. That's basically what you are saying.

Very confused as to what your initial question is doing in this thread.

dreamlschool2021 wrote:
What are my chances to crack the T14? 165 LSAT potentially. Before transferring I had 3.87 GPA. My final GPA was a 2.5 because I worked 40 hours a week and I was in the U.S Marine Reserve. I am also an URM . What are my chances for NYU, Georgetown, or Cornell?

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby townehall » Sat May 30, 2015 1:00 am

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Re: Columbia Transfer 2015

Postby riku33090 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:44 pm

Do we need a Dean's Certification from undergrad or just from law school?




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