Columbia Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
3
6%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 49

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scoobysnax
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Wed May 14, 2014 10:04 pm

Where do we find the Tony Patino application?

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papercut
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Wed May 14, 2014 10:19 pm

scoobysnax wrote:Where do we find the Tony Patino application?


This looks like it: http://www.patinofellowship.org/columbia_app.pdf

I won't be applying. I could be wrong, but it seems like a PI fellowship.

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed May 14, 2014 10:22 pm

They prefer PI people, but the guy who won it that I spoke with said that he was going for a firm. There is no way for them to tell (well, I guess there kind of is), and they can't force you to a PI route.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Wed May 14, 2014 10:26 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:They prefer PI people, but the guy who won it that I spoke with said that he was going for a firm. There is no way for them to tell (well, I guess there kind of is), and they can't force you to a PI route.


Yeah that makes sense. I meant it more as I don't have a resume with a ton of PI-ish looking stuff.

I think I'm just trying to justify why I'm not applying to this thing even though it won't cost me much to do so.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Wed May 14, 2014 10:27 pm

JFC four letters of req and two additional references, in addition to the LORs we sent to apply?

Well then.

ETA: there's your reason for not applying, papercut

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Wed May 14, 2014 10:31 pm

scoobers wrote:JFC four letters of req and two additional references, in addition to the LORs we sent to apply?

Well then.

ETA: there's your reason for not applying, papercut


:lol: ahhh that does make me feel better.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Wed May 14, 2014 11:57 pm

How many of you are submitting addenda on your housing apps, and what kinds of requests are you making? I'm generally passive about things like this. However, if other people are being very particular, I don't want to screw myself over.

(Really need to get a place near a Metro station and the highest concentration of restaurants, to fuel my slothfulness and gluttony.)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu May 15, 2014 12:05 am

girlmonster wrote:How many of you are submitting addenda on your housing apps, and what kinds of requests are you making? I'm generally passive about things like this. However, if other people are being very particular, I don't want to screw myself over.

(Really need to get a place near a Metro station and the highest concentration of restaurants, to fuel my slothfulness and gluttony.)


Go nuts. They let you in, now they have to live with you. :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Thu May 15, 2014 12:11 am

papercut wrote:
girlmonster wrote:How many of you are submitting addenda on your housing apps, and what kinds of requests are you making? I'm generally passive about things like this. However, if other people are being very particular, I don't want to screw myself over.

(Really need to get a place near a Metro station and the highest concentration of restaurants, to fuel my slothfulness and gluttony.)


Go nuts. They let you in, now they have to live with you. :)


:lol: But poor Ms. Utley didn't ask for me.

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runthetrap
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Thu May 15, 2014 1:52 am

woah. just checked the specialty housing prices & descriptions on columbia's website, and prices / descriptions have changed since the last time i read over them (like a week ago). huhhh

i mean i appreciate the info but this could've been useful like, before may 15th smh

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Balthy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Thu May 15, 2014 2:03 am

papercut wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:Where do we find the Tony Patino application?


This looks like it: http://www.patinofellowship.org/columbia_app.pdf

I won't be applying. I could be wrong, but it seems like a PI fellowship.


I've never heard of this. Anything else similar that you know about?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu May 15, 2014 2:04 am

runthetrap wrote:woah. just checked the specialty housing prices & descriptions on columbia's website, and prices / descriptions have changed since the last time i read over them (like a week ago). huhhh

i mean i appreciate the info but this could've been useful like, before may 15th smh


What has changed?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu May 15, 2014 8:11 am

Balthy wrote:
papercut wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:Where do we find the Tony Patino application?


This looks like it: http://www.patinofellowship.org/columbia_app.pdf

I won't be applying. I could be wrong, but it seems like a PI fellowship.


I've never heard of this. Anything else similar that you know about?


It's a 10 grand a year grant, you can apply any time during the three years. It's meant for PI, but really anyone can go for it. They pick like one or two each year from like 9 to 11 applicants.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Thu May 15, 2014 12:56 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
Balthy wrote:
papercut wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:Where do we find the Tony Patino application?


This looks like it: http://www.patinofellowship.org/columbia_app.pdf

I won't be applying. I could be wrong, but it seems like a PI fellowship.


I've never heard of this. Anything else similar that you know about?


It's a 10 grand a year grant, you can apply any time during the three years. It's meant for PI, but really anyone can go for it. They pick like one or two each year from like 9 to 11 applicants.


Thanks. I also looked around a bit and it seems this is the only thing like it that columbia offers to JDs. There are more for LLMs and JSDs.

minato
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby minato » Thu May 15, 2014 4:21 pm

What is everyones top choice in terms of apartment arrangements. I have Lenfest as my top choice, but I'm looking at the prices now and GOOD LORD IS IT EXPENSIVE. I visited some apartments during ASW, but idk I really want to look at places around Harlem.

Ahhhh so stressful man

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Thu May 15, 2014 4:39 pm

Does anyone know how strict the deadline for the loan application/MPN is?

I completely forgot about it until today, and unfortunately I wont have access to a scanner until Monday. They generally seem fairly relaxed about this stuff.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu May 15, 2014 4:56 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:Does anyone know how strict the deadline for the loan application/MPN is?

I completely forgot about it until today, and unfortunately I wont have access to a scanner until Monday. They generally seem fairly relaxed about this stuff.


I called them, and it's not a strict deadline. The woman I talked to said a couple of days after the deadline was okay, and if you're missing forms then they would just let you know.

You can go to FedEx to get stuff scanned.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu May 15, 2014 6:07 pm

minato wrote:What is everyones top choice in terms of apartment arrangements. I have Lenfest as my top choice, but I'm looking at the prices now and GOOD LORD IS IT EXPENSIVE. I visited some apartments during ASW, but idk I really want to look at places around Harlem.

Ahhhh so stressful man


I put UAH so then it didn't let me put Lenfest or anything after that because those are law-school only :/

Did I do it wrong :?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Thu May 15, 2014 6:37 pm

minato wrote:What is everyones top choice in terms of apartment arrangements. I have Lenfest as my top choice, but I'm looking at the prices now and GOOD LORD IS IT EXPENSIVE. I visited some apartments during ASW, but idk I really want to look at places around Harlem.

Ahhhh so stressful man



I'd go with UAH if you're worried about price. From my understand it's cheaper. I found all the UAH places i visited pretty nice, so i picked it independent of price. Lenfest looks too much like UG dorms IMO and lionsgate is just.. very ugly (just me?). Plus i had department-specific housing in UG and realized i prefer to have some diversity in roommates/neighbors.

minato
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby minato » Thu May 15, 2014 6:45 pm

scoobers wrote:
minato wrote:What is everyones top choice in terms of apartment arrangements. I have Lenfest as my top choice, but I'm looking at the prices now and GOOD LORD IS IT EXPENSIVE. I visited some apartments during ASW, but idk I really want to look at places around Harlem.

Ahhhh so stressful man


I put UAH so then it didn't let me put Lenfest or anything after that because those are law-school only :/

Did I do it wrong :?


Do you mean the rooms at the international house?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby minato » Thu May 15, 2014 6:46 pm

Balthy wrote:
minato wrote:What is everyones top choice in terms of apartment arrangements. I have Lenfest as my top choice, but I'm looking at the prices now and GOOD LORD IS IT EXPENSIVE. I visited some apartments during ASW, but idk I really want to look at places around Harlem.

Ahhhh so stressful man



I'd go with UAH if you're worried about price. From my understand it's cheaper. I found all the UAH places i visited pretty nice, so i picked it independent of price. Lenfest looks too much like UG dorms IMO and lionsgate is just.. very ugly (just me?). Plus i had department-specific housing in UG and realized i prefer to have some diversity in roommates/neighbors.



Nevermind I found it. I thought the law school housing options were apart of UAH?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby anagram » Thu May 15, 2014 6:49 pm

Anyone know the deadline for requesting a deferral at Columbia?

Also hoping the loan application deadline is pretty flexible bc I don't want to apply until I decide whether I'm deferring.

Also, is anyone else still double-deposited?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu May 15, 2014 6:57 pm

papercut wrote:
scoobers wrote:Catching up

Are there any due dates I need to be aware of :|

Also that fb think sent me into a cold sweat because I didn't even keep reading the thread


Lol @ fb thing.

May 15: Housing application, FA Questionnaire, Loan application, FAFSA
June 1: Deferral request, Tony Patino Fellowship
June 15: Submit Deans Cert from all schools
July 1: seat deposit refund
August 1: transcripts from all schools
...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu May 15, 2014 6:58 pm

anagram wrote:Anyone know the deadline for requesting a deferral at Columbia?

Also hoping the loan application deadline is pretty flexible bc I don't want to apply until I decide whether I'm deferring.

Also, is anyone else still double-deposited?


BTW CLS isn't cool with double-deposits.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Fri May 16, 2014 2:43 am

scoobers wrote:
runthetrap wrote:woah. just checked the specialty housing prices & descriptions on columbia's website, and prices / descriptions have changed since the last time i read over them (like a week ago). huhhh

i mean i appreciate the info but this could've been useful like, before may 15th smh


What has changed?

prices and descriptions. there's more clarity now about which buildings have furnished / unfurnished rooms, and the prices are definitely different (slightly higher) than when i read over them ~2 weeks ago. nothing drastic, i was just curious if anyone else had picked up on this




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