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
4
8%
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: 50

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309020
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby 309020 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:22 pm

Hi everyone! Congratulations on getting into CLS!

Columbia 1L here, letting you know about an awesome Mardi Gras party at Avenue (a club in the Meatpacking) on Thursday, March 6, a.k.a. the Thursday you'll all probably be in town attending ASW!

$20 (very soon going up to $25) includes admission and access to an hour of OPEN BAR from 9-10 pm! Plus masks, beads, and other favors.

This would be a great chance to meet CLS students in a more relaxed atmosphere. Buy your tickets online here: http://hstc.co/1mAhhO2 or here: http://hstc.co/1br5uMZ

Hope to see you there!
(I promise we won't start spamming the thread, but this will be a cool event. You should be there!)

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:55 pm

t14splitter wrote:How are people submitting the Columbia aid form? Fax/Mail/Email?


The person who replied to my e-mail recommended either faxing or mailing the documents for security purposes. I plan on faxing mine. Let me know if you need the contact info!

Robert_Bert
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Robert_Bert » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:15 am

Does anyone have any idea where the CUID/PID number can be found?

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:23 am

Robert_Bert wrote:Does anyone have any idea where the CUID/PID number can be found?


Don't think we're issued one until we enroll- but it's not required for the FAQ anyway- that page is only for continuing students.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Robert_Bert » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:39 am

mylifeis24 wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:Does anyone have any idea where the CUID/PID number can be found?


Don't think we're issued one until we enroll- but it's not required for the FAQ anyway- that page is only for continuing students.


Thanks, but for the housing application it is required unless i'm reading this incorrectly.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:37 am

Robert_Bert wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:Does anyone have any idea where the CUID/PID number can be found?


Don't think we're issued one until we enroll- but it's not required for the FAQ anyway- that page is only for continuing students.


Thanks, but for the housing application it is required unless i'm reading this incorrectly.


Ahh, haven't even looked at that yet. Have you enrolled yet?

jdapplicant
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:57 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:Does anyone have any idea where the CUID/PID number can be found?


Don't think we're issued one until we enroll- but it's not required for the FAQ anyway- that page is only for continuing students.


Thanks, but for the housing application it is required unless i'm reading this incorrectly.


They will be mailing us our PIDs in a few weeks. I'm guessing te same goes for our CUIDs. They are going to send them out in a big wave.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:05 pm

Woot! Travel subsidy form submitted and approved in the same day. 10 points for Columbia.

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:00 pm

From the housing website:

New Students: Login information is typically sent with acceptance materials, along with your PID number. If you do not have a login code, you can obtain one from the Housing Liaison of your school.


I'm so glad we're in the same boat, otherwise I'd be really confused.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:56 pm

I definitely won't be able to qualify for needs-based aid because of my parents' income, but I called the CLS Financial Aid Office today and they said that they don't have any way that I can apply for merit only aid, or any system that matches merit-based offers from peer schools. Is this the general consensus? I received a $62.5K Dean's Scholarship from NYU, and would really like to leverage it into some $ at CLS (otherwise there doesn't seem to be any reason for me to even consider going to Columbia over NYU with that money)....

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Pinklemon
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Pinklemon » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:48 am

309020 wrote:Hi everyone! Congratulations on getting into CLS!

Columbia 1L here, letting you know about an awesome Mardi Gras party at Avenue (a club in the Meatpacking) on Thursday, March 6, a.k.a. the Thursday you'll all probably be in town attending ASW!

$20 (very soon going up to $25) includes admission and access to an hour of OPEN BAR from 9-10 pm! Plus masks, beads, and other favors.

This would be a great chance to meet CLS students in a more relaxed atmosphere. Buy your tickets online here: http://hstc.co/1mAhhO2 or here: http://hstc.co/1br5uMZ

Hope to see you there!
(I promise we won't start spamming the thread, but this will be a cool event. You should be there!)


Thanks so much! This looks like a great opportunity to meet some people and get a sense of the social life at CLS! Any other 0L's interested in going?

jdapplicant
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:13 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:I definitely won't be able to qualify for needs-based aid because of my parents' income, but I called the CLS Financial Aid Office today and they said that they don't have any way that I can apply for merit only aid, or any system that matches merit-based offers from peer schools. Is this the general consensus? I received a $62.5K Dean's Scholarship from NYU, and would really like to leverage it into some $ at CLS (otherwise there doesn't seem to be any reason for me to even consider going to Columbia over NYU with that money)....



They don't necessarily "match" offers from peer schools, but you can certainly leverage your Deans Scholarship for more $ at CLS. Basically, there's no gurantee that they will match any other CCN offer dollar for dollar, but that $62.5k (congrats btw!! I'm jealous :D ) will put you in a great position to get $ or $$ from CLS.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:18 pm

girlmonster wrote:From the housing website:

New Students: Login information is typically sent with acceptance materials, along with your PID number. If you do not have a login code, you can obtain one from the Housing Liaison of your school.


I'm so glad we're in the same boat, otherwise I'd be really confused.


I called their office and they said that they would send out the housing application log-in info (PIDs, etc) in the next few weeks. They haven't sent them out to anyone yet, but plan on sending them out within the next two weeks or so.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:32 pm

Hopefully their campus costs are like NYUs, otherwise I may just end up getting a room in Harlem for 700-750. Decent space, a bike ride away from Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:35 pm

jdapplicant wrote:
girlmonster wrote:From the housing website:

New Students: Login information is typically sent with acceptance materials, along with your PID number. If you do not have a login code, you can obtain one from the Housing Liaison of your school.


I'm so glad we're in the same boat, otherwise I'd be really confused.


I called their office and they said that they would send out the housing application log-in info (PIDs, etc) in the next few weeks. They haven't sent them out to anyone yet, but plan on sending them out within the next two weeks or so.


Thanks for sharing the information! I figured as much from your previous post, which is why I'm relieved to have this thread. Otherwise, I'd be freaking out: "Everybody knows what's going on but me! Columbia doesn't really love me!"

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:45 pm

girlmonster wrote:Thanks for sharing the information! I figured as much from your previous post, which is why I'm relieved to have this thread. Otherwise, I'd be freaking out: "Everybody knows what's going on but me! Columbia doesn't really love me!"


Haha no problem. I've felt that way about their fin aid process. I wish it was simpler like NYU's and UVA's.

Theopliske8711 wrote:Hopefully their campus costs are like NYUs, otherwise I may just end up getting a room in Harlem for 700-750. Decent space, a bike ride away from Columbia.


Are you not considering their subsidized housing? Living in MSH at around $1000 per month and in the same building as other law students seems great to me. The NYU dorms are so expensive, but I'd live in one if I end up choosing NYU. I'm kind of viewing the difference in prices of NYU dorms and CLS' UAH as a free scholly because it could bring CLS COL down 6000-7000 per year compared to NYU, all things equal.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby riverwater » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:11 am

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Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:41 am

Are you not considering their subsidized housing? Living in MSH at around $1000 per month and in the same building as other law students seems great to me.


I am. I have to weigh it together. I may just do it for my 1L so I don't have to think about it and then move out 2L.

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scoobysnax
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:38 pm

So excited to be checking in!!!!! Will most likely see you all next year!!

truckstop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Anyone have an idea what the dress code is for the Admitted Student Program (also for NYU, since I'm combining them)? I'd rather not be business casual if I don't have to be, but I also don't want to be underdressed compared to everyone else. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Carter1901 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:51 pm

truckstop wrote:Anyone have an idea what the dress code is for the Admitted Student Program (also for NYU, since I'm combining them)? I'd rather not be business casual if I don't have to be, but I also don't want to be underdressed compared to everyone else. Thanks!


I'd say it's a non-issue; however you're comfortable. I'm paraphrasing another TLSer from a different thread here, but I thought his/her advice was pretty appropriate: dress like you're meeting your girlfriend's parents for the first time for dinner at Cheesecake factory. I read this as casual, but sharp.

nugnoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby nugnoy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:43 pm

Checking in. I'm attending the April admitted students program. Excited to get to know fellow Columbian TSLers!

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Tariffs
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Tariffs » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Checking in, I plan on attending the ASW in April as well.

happymonkey
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby happymonkey » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:54 pm

Hi everyone! So excited about Columbia! I will be attending the April ASW.

I don't know if this has been answered already or if it is discussed in a different thread, but I'm wondering if trying to negotiate aid with Columbia is best before or after their initial financial offer.

I have a near median LSAT and way above 75% GPA, so I'm not sure how much money Columbia will consider giving me. I received the Dean's scholarships from NYU (37.5k) and Michigan (90k) and have been accepted to Harvard. Should I try to leverage both of these and attach my NYU offer to the email I send, or should I wait to see what Columbia offers me first? Could I use Harvard to get more money at NYU and then email Columbia? My top two choices right now are Columbia and Harvard, and I may consider Columbia with money because of some personal reasons. Also, does anyone know when offers usually go out? I'm wondering if I have enough time to negotiate with NYU first.

Congrats to all the admits and can't wait to see some of you at ASW! :)

jdapplicant
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:08 pm

happymonkey wrote:Hi everyone! So excited about Columbia! I will be attending the April ASW.

I don't know if this has been answered already or if it is discussed in a different thread, but I'm wondering if trying to negotiate aid with Columbia is best before or after their initial financial offer.

I have a near median LSAT and way above 75% GPA, so I'm not sure how much money Columbia will consider giving me. I received the Dean's scholarships from NYU (37.5k) and Michigan (90k) and have been accepted to Harvard. Should I try to leverage both of these and attach my NYU offer to the email I send, or should I wait to see what Columbia offers me first? Could I use Harvard to get more money at NYU and then email Columbia? My top two choices right now are Columbia and Harvard, and I may consider Columbia with money because of some personal reasons. Also, does anyone know when offers usually go out? I'm wondering if I have enough time to negotiate with NYU first.

Congrats to all the admits and can't wait to see some of you at ASW! :)


CLS' soft deadline for all fin aid docs is March 1 and they will start reviewing applications March 15th. I'm not sure how long their review process is, but I imagine it would take a week or longer for their first offers to be released.

You can use NYU scholarships to leverage more money at CLS (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't) but Michigan's scholarship will harder to use. I think it would be best to wait for CLS' initial offer before you start negotiating. Also, leveraging H for more $ at NYU seems plausible to me but I'd like to hear other's thoughts.

By the way, congrats on your acceptances and $$! Seems like it's been a great cycle for you.




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