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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moopness
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:10 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
moopness wrote:
yarrow wrote:Is the Dean's Certification form required from all admitted students? I don't even know who the dean at my undergrad is and I don't go there anymore

Same question: is this required? I can't find it anywhere. Is there a particular form we have to give our dean's office or do we just tell them to send it to the office of admissions at Columbia?

Edit: Nvm, according to the admitted student site, it is required in order to matriculate and should be submitted no later than June 15. If you haven't committed to Columbia then I don't think it's required.

So this is probably a stupid question but how are we supposed to submit the financial aid questionnaire?


Fax/Email


Thanks, I..wasn't sure if there was a...thing....for.....stuff...................I'm just dumb.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:42 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:so like, when does finaid come out?


On last year's thread, it wasn't until April 8ish that TLS people started reporting finaid decisions. I may or may not have a horrible memory though... :/

eta: just looked back... someone last year reported a finaid decision on April 5, but the bulk started to come in April 8+9 via SNAIL MAIL :?


Are you sure about the snail mail? I'm a K-JD, and I generally don't get my mail until a week+ after the send date because our P.O. Box system sucks :(. It was bad enough waiting for my actual decision, but I really need to hear back about $ in time to possibly appeal and then hear back again before the NYU scholarship acceptance due date :(

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moopness
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:43 pm

How long do you normally have to wait to get your Columbia ID number? I got the admit email, the email for the survey, and the blue envelope in the mail but I still haven't received the ID number to complete the financial aid questionnaire.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:44 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:
Marshmallow wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:so like, when does finaid come out?


On last year's thread, it wasn't until April 8ish that TLS people started reporting finaid decisions. I may or may not have a horrible memory though... :/

eta: just looked back... someone last year reported a finaid decision on April 5, but the bulk started to come in April 8+9 via SNAIL MAIL :?


Are you sure about the snail mail? I'm a K-JD, and I generally don't get my mail until a week+ after the send date because our P.O. Box system sucks :(. It was bad enough waiting for my actual decision, but I really need to hear back about $ in time to possibly appeal and then hear back again before the NYU scholarship acceptance due date :(


Don't worry about deadlines too much. Columbia will scan and email your financial aid award if you need it early. They did it for me and plenty of others when coordinating with NYU and Chi deposit deadlines.

Also I think I've mentioned this earlier, but all the deans of financial aid (and deans of admission) know each other and are in touch. So 1) don't bullshit them and 2) if you're honest they will be able to coordinate and work faster to get you the info you need.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:59 pm

moopness wrote:How long do you normally have to wait to get your Columbia ID number? I got the admit email, the email for the survey, and the blue envelope in the mail but I still haven't received the ID number to complete the financial aid questionnaire.


You're talking about the third page of the aid questionnaire, right? New students don't have to enter an ID; that page is just for returning students.

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moopness
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 pm

chicky wrote:
moopness wrote:How long do you normally have to wait to get your Columbia ID number? I got the admit email, the email for the survey, and the blue envelope in the mail but I still haven't received the ID number to complete the financial aid questionnaire.


You're talking about the third page of the aid questionnaire, right? New students don't have to enter an ID; that page is just for returning students.

Ah, thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:50 pm

moopness wrote:How long do you normally have to wait to get your Columbia ID number? I got the admit email, the email for the survey, and the blue envelope in the mail but I still haven't received the ID number to complete the financial aid questionnaire.


I got mine 2-3 weeks after I was admitted in my housing information email. It was in my spam folder

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby bitcheslovecake » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:40 pm

bitcheslovecake


:lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby scoobysnax » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:27 am

bitcheslovecake wrote:Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options

From the students I've talked to, it varies a lot, from not terrible & smallish to awesome.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:40 am

scoobysnax wrote:
bitcheslovecake wrote:Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options

From the students I've talked to, it varies a lot, from not terrible & smallish to awesome.

I'm guessing Lenfest would be awesome...as long as the worst is "not terrible" I'm chill. Gonna suck having to share an apartment though :(

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kartelite » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:58 am

bitcheslovecake wrote:Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options


You don't necessarily have to limit yourself to the immediate vicinity of campus, especially since the 1 line runs right by and you can be in midtown in less than 30 minutes. I used to live right by the park on West 75th, there's a lot of housing options there and it's a great neighborhood.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Gucci Mane » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:22 am

Hey guys, do you know how viable it is to live in New Jersey and take public transportation to CLS from there? I'm trying to gauge potential living expenses.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby illyria » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:27 am

Is there supposed to be a comment section in the housing application?
It seems like there was one in previous years based on older threads, but I can't see one.. Or are we to submit detailed comments via email?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:58 am

Gucci Mane wrote:Hey guys, do you know how viable it is to live in New Jersey and take public transportation to CLS from there? I'm trying to gauge potential living expenses.


If I go to CLS, I'm planning on living in Hoboken and then taking the PATH to the 1 to commute. It's totally doable - I live in Midtown Manhattan and know the area/transportation. It's about an hour commute, but to me the cheaper CoL is worth it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:07 pm

illyria wrote:Is there supposed to be a comment section in the housing application?
It seems like there was one in previous years based on older threads, but I can't see one.. Or are we to submit detailed comments via email?


Interested in this as well. I think i read somewhere that you should email the housing liaison with comments, but not sure.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FOM » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:10 pm

moopness wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:
bitcheslovecake wrote:Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options

From the students I've talked to, it varies a lot, from not terrible & smallish to awesome.

I'm guessing Lenfest would be awesome...as long as the worst is "not terrible" I'm chill. Gonna suck having to share an apartment though :(


There's no one person apartments?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby TheYesGuy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:34 pm

Balthy wrote:
illyria wrote:Is there supposed to be a comment section in the housing application?
It seems like there was one in previous years based on older threads, but I can't see one.. Or are we to submit detailed comments via email?


Interested in this as well. I think i read somewhere that you should email the housing liaison with comments, but not sure.


At the ASP one of the current students told us to email the housing director and to be as specific as you want, and that they have a good track record of helping you get what you are looking for. And there are definitely one person apartments, for more money obviously.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:03 pm

FOM wrote:
moopness wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:
bitcheslovecake wrote:Does anyone have pictures of what ordinary UAH housing looks like...? Kind of freaking out about housing options

From the students I've talked to, it varies a lot, from not terrible & smallish to awesome.

I'm guessing Lenfest would be awesome...as long as the worst is "not terrible" I'm chill. Gonna suck having to share an apartment though :(


There's no one person apartments?

There are but they are obscenely expensive.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:16 pm

moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FOM » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 pm

papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?

** Never mind, I found it. It's 1500 +


Mind sharing that link?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 pm

I just turned in my housing app. Has anyone else done theirs?

I was reading through the c/o 2016 thread and people were talking about how they requested specific buildings (and even specific floors i think) but there were no question like that on this years app. Is there another housing app that they send us later or is this year just different than last years?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:03 pm

FOM wrote:
papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?

** Never mind, I found it. It's 1500 +


Mind sharing that link?


Ah never mind. I stumbled into a quote for off campus apartments on the CLS website.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:35 pm

Is anybody in the DC area heading to ASP next week? I'm trying to arrange my work schedule so I can make it, but if so, I'm probably being super cheap and taking the megabus or equivalent. Wondering if I'll have any travel companions.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:45 pm

FOM wrote:
papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?

** Never mind, I found it. It's 1500 +


Mind sharing that link?

Well, this is what I was looking at http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... ty-housing
$1300 for SHARED housing, $1800 for your own place. Can't believe it costs that much to share an apartment, I reallllly don't want to share an apartment :/




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