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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mt2165
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mt2165 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:54 pm

StructuresAndForces wrote:Is the FAFSA required in order to receive a financial aid offer? I was under the impression that it wasn't. Still haven't received an offer and I think that I have all the other needed materials in.


For your loan component yes.....I don't think so for your need based grants

AdInfinitum
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Just received the email that they're missing my father's S Corporation returns. Dreading how long this is going to potentially delay receiving my award info, especially considering I submitted the documents back in March.

Also means they're actively working through files from mid-March as well.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:48 pm

mt2165 wrote:
StructuresAndForces wrote:Is the FAFSA required in order to receive a financial aid offer? I was under the impression that it wasn't. Still haven't received an offer and I think that I have all the other needed materials in.


For your loan component yes.....I don't think so for your need based grants


You need everything in.

Speaking of that--I've sent in tax docs and got no response, and then emailed to ask if the docs had been received and also got no response :|

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moopness
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:49 pm

waferthinmint wrote:At long last... checking in.. :o
Just when I was 99% set on NYU...

Congrats and welcome!
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Tela1283 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:51 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:31 pm

scoobers wrote:Speaking of that--I've sent in tax docs and got no response, and then emailed to ask if the docs had been received and also got no response :|


Same - I haven't gotten a response to the 2 emails I sent (about two different things) over the last 2 weeks. I guess they're really, really swamped? :?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby MyopicVisage » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:36 pm

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:59 pm

moopness wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:At long last... checking in.. :o
Just when I was 99% set on NYU...

Congrats and welcome!


Thank you!! :)
The more it sinks in, the more thrilled I am!!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:48 pm

Hey everyone, congrats on your accomplishments this cycle! Once you've decided on a school, make your way over to the TLS Class of 2017 thread http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952 to let everyone know where you're going.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:10 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:26 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:Hi guys, I am filling out my housing form, and had a quick question...When I was at ASP, current students told me there was a box where you could fill in additional comments or preferences, but I couldn't find it. I just wanted to confirm that it doesn't exist anymore?

Thanks in advance!!


You're supposed to just email them instead.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:45 pm

So where can we get columbia law swag? The online bookstore doesn't seem to have anything specific to schools, just generic columbia.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:25 am

scoobers wrote:
mt2165 wrote:
StructuresAndForces wrote:Is the FAFSA required in order to receive a financial aid offer? I was under the impression that it wasn't. Still haven't received an offer and I think that I have all the other needed materials in.


For your loan component yes.....I don't think so for your need based grants


You need everything in.

Speaking of that--I've sent in tax docs and got no response, and then emailed to ask if the docs had been received and also got no response :|


Just call their fin aid office and they will check and let you know. You can also ask if you're currently under review and when you can expect to get the offer. I called and it was quick and easy for me.

LLM'14
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby LLM'14 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:43 am

I am an international student from China who has been just accepted into the L.L.M. program 14' of Columbia Law School. I understand most students here are incoming J.D. students. Hope to meet everybody on campus in the coming fall!

I am wondering if any of you (males, ideally in his twenties) are interested in sharing an apartment at either Lionsgate or Lenfest. Anyone interested, please contact me and we can start getting to know each other before we become roommates. Brief self-intro first: I currently work as an attorney in the Shanghai office of a reputable U.S.-based international firm and would spend a year studying in CLS. Am looking for a good balance of studying and exploring the wonders of NYC over the year. Thanks.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:43 am

Anyone out there really into fantasy football? I would love to have a competitive gunnerish level of enthusiasm league of CLS students to play in next year.

PM me if interested

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wealtheow
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:42 am

are the finaid offers coming via e-mail now?

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:36 pm

papercut wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:Hi guys, I am filling out my housing form, and had a quick question...When I was at ASP, current students told me there was a box where you could fill in additional comments or preferences, but I couldn't find it. I just wanted to confirm that it doesn't exist anymore?

Thanks in advance!!


You're supposed to just email them instead.


Maybe the above is the only answer to this question but maybe someone else has more specifics. On the housing application, you can apply for LS housing and UAH or just UAH.

If I select LS housing, I can rank shared @ $1100/month and then Studio @ $WE. But if I select UAH I can rank shared @ $900/month and then Studio @ $WE-$200.

Is there a way I can tell them I prefer UAH @ $900/month, but if I can't get $900/month and can only get $1050-$1100 I would obviously prefer LS housing @ $1100?

Also, what are the chances if I put UAH at $900 (the cheapest option) that I will be able to find something at that price range? If they don't have it for me do I have to peruse Craigslist?

Does putting unfurnished or furnished help either way with UAH or LS housing option (or impact price). I really don't care much. I have crappy furniture I could bring with me, or I could use their crappy furniture. I just want the cheapest rent I can find.

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:37 pm

wealtheow wrote:are the finaid offers coming via e-mail now?


I think it is only if you request for them to scan and email you the letter.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:51 pm

buffalo_ wrote:
papercut wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:Hi guys, I am filling out my housing form, and had a quick question...When I was at ASP, current students told me there was a box where you could fill in additional comments or preferences, but I couldn't find it. I just wanted to confirm that it doesn't exist anymore?

Thanks in advance!!


You're supposed to just email them instead.


Maybe the above is the only answer to this question but maybe someone else has more specifics. On the housing application, you can apply for LS housing and UAH or just UAH.

If I select LS housing, I can rank shared @ $1100/month and then Studio @ $WE. But if I select UAH I can rank shared @ $900/month and then Studio @ $WE-$200.

Is there a way I can tell them I prefer UAH @ $900/month, but if I can't get $900/month and can only get $1050-$1100 I would obviously prefer LS housing @ $1100?

Also, what are the chances if I put UAH at $900 (the cheapest option) that I will be able to find something at that price range? If they don't have it for me do I have to peruse Craigslist?

Does putting unfurnished or furnished help either way with UAH or LS housing option (or impact price). I really don't care much. I have crappy furniture I could bring with me, or I could use their crappy furniture. I just want the cheapest rent I can find.


The deadline for the housing app is 5/15 which is around when they will start to be processed. If you're definitely committed to CLS, then I think the best option is just to call the CLS Housing Liaison and explain your request over the phone, and you still have a month to do that.

truckstop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:06 pm

Does anyone know if you can double deposit at Columbia and another school (at least until the date in mid-May where they make you pick one and withdraw from the others)? Or is Columbia one of the schools that makes you withdraw from everywhere else when you deposit there?

I want to try to negotiate my scholarship, but I don't know if I'll hear back with enough time to actually make a decision. Especially since I'm trying to see if NYU will increase their offer before I send stuff to Columbia.

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm

truckstop wrote:Does anyone know if you can double deposit at Columbia and another school (at least until the date in mid-May where they make you pick one and withdraw from the others)? Or is Columbia one of the schools that makes you withdraw from everywhere else when you deposit there?

I want to try to negotiate my scholarship, but I don't know if I'll hear back with enough time to actually make a decision. Especially since I'm trying to see if NYU will increase their offer before I send stuff to Columbia.

Thanks!


CLS Admitted Students Website wrote:We recognize that choosing a law school can sometimes be overwhelming; however, out of consideration for and fairness to the rest of our applicant pool, we do not support the practice of placing deposits at multiple law schools. Therefore, if you decide to hold a place at Columbia, we ask that you refrain from doing the same at other law schools. Should we discover that a candidate has made commitments to multiple law schools, Columbia reserves the right to revoke its offer of admission.

truckstop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:32 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
truckstop wrote:Does anyone know if you can double deposit at Columbia and another school (at least until the date in mid-May where they make you pick one and withdraw from the others)? Or is Columbia one of the schools that makes you withdraw from everywhere else when you deposit there?

I want to try to negotiate my scholarship, but I don't know if I'll hear back with enough time to actually make a decision. Especially since I'm trying to see if NYU will increase their offer before I send stuff to Columbia.

Thanks!


CLS Admitted Students Website wrote:We recognize that choosing a law school can sometimes be overwhelming; however, out of consideration for and fairness to the rest of our applicant pool, we do not support the practice of placing deposits at multiple law schools. Therefore, if you decide to hold a place at Columbia, we ask that you refrain from doing the same at other law schools. Should we discover that a candidate has made commitments to multiple law schools, Columbia reserves the right to revoke its offer of admission.


Oops. That's what I get for looking on their main page and not the Admitted Student site. Thanks!

EvMont
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:36 pm

What's the standard COA for 2014-2015?

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:39 pm

EvMont wrote:What's the standard COA for 2014-2015?


In my Financial Aid Offer letter it said $85,755 for 2014-2015. I can break it up into their subcategories if you want.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Thanks, drevo!




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