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

happymonkey
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby happymonkey » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:43 pm

jdapplicant wrote: 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.


Thanks for the information. I think I will try to leverage H for more money at NYU for now, and then hopefully use NYU's offer to negotiate with CLS. I would also like to hear other's thoughts on this idea though. I'm still waiting for financial offers from VPB, and possibly Chicago if accepted, so maybe these could help with NYU if they're high enough?

Thanks a lot! Congrats to you too! :)

deeds357
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby deeds357 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:26 pm

Deferral from last year checking in... Planning on visiting during the April "Mondays at Columbia" event, looking forward to meeting you guys! Anybody know where we can find good comparisons between the CLS housing options, other than what is listed on the ASW?

NYPDLAW
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby NYPDLAW » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:53 pm

hi all: anyone know if the 1 March Financial aid deadline applies to Merit scholarships too or just to need based?

NYPDLAW
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby NYPDLAW » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:55 pm

Re:NYU. Last cycle some of my friends were able to get NYU to up $$ based on offers from other schools, so good luck!

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jaesonko
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jaesonko » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:38 am

Is there some secure site through which I'm supposed to upload my financial aid documents or am I expected to email the aid office my 1040/W2s ?

Robert_Bert
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Robert_Bert » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:18 am

jaesonko wrote:Is there some secure site through which I'm supposed to upload my financial aid documents or am I expected to email the aid office my 1040/W2s ?


I faxed it; they said that was the most secure route.

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Gary
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:16 pm

Anyone have the ASW schedule on hand? At work and don't know my pin.

Also can we have a meetup that Wednesday or Thursday? :D

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:00 pm

March 5-6 and April 9-10.

cal
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby cal » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:03 pm

NYPDLAW wrote:hi all: anyone know if the 1 March Financial aid deadline applies to Merit scholarships too or just to need based?


I'm wondering the same.

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:31 pm

Carter1901 wrote:
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.


Do you think this applies to the Wednesday "welcome reception," too? Also, does anyone have any idea on what kind of reception this is? If it's just awkwardly hobnobbing, I'm probably going to skip it to visit with some friends instead. Thanks!

nedstarksbastard
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby nedstarksbastard » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:50 pm

Do any current students have opinions on Columbia's official housing? I am completely unfamiliar with the NYC real estate market, so I'm thinking of just applying for housing through Columbia, but I might rethink that if people think the housing is terrible/a rip off.

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ph5354a
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:57 pm

nedstarksbastard wrote:Do any current students have opinions on Columbia's official housing? I am completely unfamiliar with the NYC real estate market, so I'm thinking of just applying for housing through Columbia, but I might rethink that if people think the housing is terrible/a rip off.


On the contrary, Columbia slightly subsidizes the housing so it's largely under market rate. Though law school-specific housing tends to be more expensive than general UAH (University Apartment Housing, which will include other grad students), for no reason that is apparent to me. Absolutely apply for housing. You'll probably hear in May or June and will still have time to do your own apartment-search if their options aren't what you're looking for, but if your priorities are anything like a) proximity to campus, b) ease of renting process, and c) price, you'll probably be pretty pleased.

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Synch
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Synch » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:27 pm

Oh Columbia. Do you really think I'm going to do reading in advance of a mock class at ASW? Not so much.

But actually, any TLS'ers going next week? Ima be der

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scoobysnax
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Synch wrote:Oh Columbia. Do you really think I'm going to do reading in advance of a mock class at ASW? Not so much.

But actually, any TLS'ers going next week? Ima be der

I'll be there!

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Pinklemon
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Pinklemon » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:46 pm

Synch wrote:Oh Columbia. Do you really think I'm going to do reading in advance of a mock class at ASW? Not so much.

But actually, any TLS'ers going next week? Ima be der


I'll be there too!

Kimikho
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:57 pm

Gary wrote:Anyone have the ASW schedule on hand? At work and don't know my pin.

Also can we have a meetup that Wednesday or Thursday? :D


relevant to my interests.

but if someone could just tell me whether I would need to fly in Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning that would be great.

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Carter1901
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Carter1901 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:36 pm

scoobers wrote:
Gary wrote:Anyone have the ASW schedule on hand? At work and don't know my pin.

Also can we have a meetup that Wednesday or Thursday? :D


relevant to my interests.

but if someone could just tell me whether I would need to fly in Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning that would be great.


Scoobers - registration is from 9-10:30 wednesday morning, so I'd say flying in tuesday night is probably TCR, at least in terms of streamlining things Wednesday morning. And Gary, great call with the meetup - definitely down to get together for drinks one of those nights.

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Carter1901
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Carter1901 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:48 pm

And Gary, Basic Rundown of the ASW Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 3/5
9-10:30 - Registration
10:30-11 - Welcome Discussion with Dean Schizer
11-12 - Discussion: Connections to Practice
12:15-1:45 - Lunch w/ Faculty, Admin and Current Students
2-3:15 - Discussion: Social Justice Law
3:25-4:15 - Mock Classes
4:30-5:45 Discussion: Contemporary Legal Issues
6-8: Welcome Reception
Evening: Student Organization Events

Thursday, 3/6
8-10 - Registration/Breakfast Reception
9:30-12:40 - Faculty Chat Sessions (Clerkships, IP, Clinics, International Law, etc)
10-12 - Student Lounge (?)
11-12 - Administrator Office Hours
12:15-1:10 - Student Organization Fair and Pizza Lunch
1-4 - University Apartment Viewing
1:15-2 - Financial Aid Q&A
2:30-4 - Co-curricular Center office hours
1:30-3:30 - Guided tours of columbia campus
4-5 - Wine and Cheese Reception

Sounds like they're gonna give us further detail upon arrival.

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scoobysnax
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:03 pm

I'd be down for a meetup! I'm bussing up Wednesday morning, so I probably won't get there around lunchtime. I think the NYU group is having a meetup Thursday, so maybe we can have ours Wednesday?

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t14splitter
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby t14splitter » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:51 pm

Any others trying to go to both Columbia and NYU for the ASPs? It's kind of awkward because they have a full day overlap and I don't know which I'm going to for that day.

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:39 pm

Who's goin to the April ASD?

Kimikho
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:29 pm

Carter1901 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
Gary wrote:Anyone have the ASW schedule on hand? At work and don't know my pin.

Also can we have a meetup that Wednesday or Thursday? :D


relevant to my interests.

but if someone could just tell me whether I would need to fly in Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning that would be great.


Scoobers - registration is from 9-10:30 wednesday morning, so I'd say flying in tuesday night is probably TCR, at least in terms of streamlining things Wednesday morning. And Gary, great call with the meetup - definitely down to get together for drinks one of those nights.


:cry:

on that note...anyone going to the Monday thing April 28th?

jdapplicant
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:00 pm

t14splitter wrote:Any others trying to go to both Columbia and NYU for the ASPs? It's kind of awkward because they have a full day overlap and I don't know which I'm going to for that day.


I am. I'm probably staying at CLS on the overlap day because (1) they gave me a travel stipend and NYU didn't and (2) the second day seems more interesting. I dig wine and cheese.

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Typhoon24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:37 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:Who's goin to the April ASD?


Here here

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illyria
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby illyria » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:52 pm

scoobers wrote:on that note...anyone going to the Monday thing April 28th?


I might! Can't do ASW because of classes :(




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