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

loveduck
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby loveduck » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:09 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Could the two of you who mentioned the PI-focus talk a bit more about that? I'm curious what sorts of things gave you the vibe / how sincere you felt it was / etc.


I was also there at ASD last week. They seemed quite sincere. They talked about how at Columbia, there's no sense of divide between people who want to do PI and those who don't. They also focused on how PI isn't monolithic and can encompass a wide variety of career options from government to international organization to non-profit etc. Some of the professors during the coffee chats also mentioned their connections to PI jobs at the state department/international organizations.

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jasper09
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:19 pm

Checking in! Got my letter via email tonight!

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wealtheow
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:48 pm

Howdy. Also got my letter tonight. :mrgreen: Hoping to make it to the April ASP!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:55 pm

welcome! hope to see you both there!

(this thread needs to liven up a bit :mrgreen: )

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:19 pm

When the financial aid material says to "submit" 2013 tax returns, does that mean to send them by mail?

Also, congrats to the new admits!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:24 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:When the financial aid material says to "submit" 2013 tax returns, does that mean to send them by mail?

Also, congrats to the new admits!


You can mail, fax, or even email. I faxed mine as it seemed the quickest and safest way to get it to them.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:31 pm

drevo wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:When the financial aid material says to "submit" 2013 tax returns, does that mean to send them by mail?

Also, congrats to the new admits!


You can mail, fax, or even email. I faxed mine as it seemed the quickest and safest way to get it to them.


Great - thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:12 pm

Welcome jasper and wealtheow! :D

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:29 pm

When does CLS start doing non-named merit aid? End of the month? I remember reading it somewhere, but don't remember where. (I'll admit I'm being a bit lazy - midterms and what not.)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:32 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:When does CLS start doing non-named merit aid? End of the month? I remember reading it somewhere, but don't remember where. (I'll admit I'm being a bit lazy - midterms and what not.)


They start reviewing aid applications on March 15th.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:39 pm

jdapplicant wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:When does CLS start doing non-named merit aid? End of the month? I remember reading it somewhere, but don't remember where. (I'll admit I'm being a bit lazy - midterms and what not.)


They start reviewing aid applications on March 15th.


Good to know. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:13 am

Congrats to the new people here! Hopefully we will see each other in April!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:09 am

drevo wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:When the financial aid material says to "submit" 2013 tax returns, does that mean to send them by mail?

Also, congrats to the new admits!


You can mail, fax, or even email. I faxed mine as it seemed the quickest and safest way to get it to them.


I was told not to email, for security reasons. Fax is probably best.

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residentemma
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby residentemma » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:51 am

This is maybe a stupid question but can you appeal a butler and ask for more $? Or are the fellowship programs basically set

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:04 am

residentemma wrote:This is maybe a stupid question but can you appeal a butler and ask for more $? Or are the fellowship programs basically set


I'm wondering the same. I think if anyone can, you should definitely be able to.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:15 am

Argh, just realized there is absolutely no way I can go to April ASP :( Work conflict. Anyone going to the April 28 Monday @ Columbia?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby residentemma » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
residentemma wrote:This is maybe a stupid question but can you appeal a butler and ask for more $? Or are the fellowship programs basically set


I'm wondering the same. I think if anyone can, you should definitely be able to.


Right, I mean I am excited about the Butler but I feel like I can leverage a full ride at NYU (Obviously they wouldn't like give me a Hamilton, but maybe a bit more money?) especially since they're super competitive with each other... just want to make sure it is kosher though before I send an email. I will do more digging/report back...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:13 pm

residentemma wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
residentemma wrote:This is maybe a stupid question but can you appeal a butler and ask for more $? Or are the fellowship programs basically set


I'm wondering the same. I think if anyone can, you should definitely be able to.


Right, I mean I am excited about the Butler but I feel like I can leverage a full ride at NYU (Obviously they wouldn't like give me a Hamilton, but maybe a bit more money?) especially since they're super competitive with each other... just want to make sure it is kosher though before I send an email. I will do more digging/report back...


What's the worst that can happen? They can't reject you... Don't you have Ruby? I feel like that is more competitive than the Vandy. Although you should use them together. It's your turn now; they played their card by accepting you. You have two fantastic other choices, so you have the leverage now.

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residentemma
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby residentemma » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:24 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
residentemma wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
residentemma wrote:This is maybe a stupid question but can you appeal a butler and ask for more $? Or are the fellowship programs basically set


I'm wondering the same. I think if anyone can, you should definitely be able to.


Right, I mean I am excited about the Butler but I feel like I can leverage a full ride at NYU (Obviously they wouldn't like give me a Hamilton, but maybe a bit more money?) especially since they're super competitive with each other... just want to make sure it is kosher though before I send an email. I will do more digging/report back...


What's the worst that can happen? They can't reject you... Don't you have Ruby? I feel like that is more competitive than the Vandy. Although you should use them together. It's your turn now; they played their card by accepting you. You have two fantastic other choices, so you have the leverage now.


Yeah true, I guess I can include both. Just not sure if those merit programs work differently than other aid, but you're right the email can't hurt

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:08 pm

Is there a way to check on the status of my financial aid application without calling? I want to make sure all of my documents have been received.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:35 pm

Deferred from last year... wondering if I should go to the April ASD. Are ASDs fun? Do you get free stuff?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:36 pm

EvMont wrote:
drevo wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:When the financial aid material says to "submit" 2013 tax returns, does that mean to send them by mail?

Also, congrats to the new admits!


You can mail, fax, or even email. I faxed mine as it seemed the quickest and safest way to get it to them.


I was told not to email, for security reasons. Fax is probably best.

Whoops literally emailed them in like two hours ago. Oh well.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:41 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Deferred from last year... wondering if I should go to the April ASD. Are ASDs fun? Do you get free stuff?


the water bottles they gave out are not bad.

i thought it was really valuable to talk to current students, but if you are already definitely going to CLS, i don't think that matters as much...

if you're planning on living in university housing, i think it's a good idea to visit some of the apartments so that you know what to request when you apply!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:42 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Deferred from last year... wondering if I should go to the April ASD. Are ASDs fun? Do you get free stuff?


the water bottles they gave out are not bad.

i thought it was really valuable to talk to current students, but if you are already definitely going to CLS, i don't think that matters as much...

if you're planning on living in university housing, i think it's a good idea to visit some of the apartments so that you know what to request when you apply!

I'm committed, I live in the city so I won't be in university housing, and I went to Columbia for undergrad so I'm familiar with the campus and the grad housing anyway...they don't give out any t-shirts? I want a t-shirt.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:48 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Deferred from last year... wondering if I should go to the April ASD. Are ASDs fun? Do you get free stuff?


the water bottles they gave out are not bad.

i thought it was really valuable to talk to current students, but if you are already definitely going to CLS, i don't think that matters as much...

if you're planning on living in university housing, i think it's a good idea to visit some of the apartments so that you know what to request when you apply!

I'm committed, I live in the city so I won't be in university housing, and I went to Columbia for undergrad so I'm familiar with the campus and the grad housing anyway...they don't give out any t-shirts? I want a t-shirt.


No T-shirts, sorry. The food was excellent though, and I had a good time overall. If you're already in the city, I would recommend going to just meet people and have a good time (unless it's difficult for you to take off from work)




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