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

EirinnGoBrach
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EirinnGoBrach » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:50 pm

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:25 pm

Did anyone get an email after depositing confirming your space in the class (other than the purchase confirmation email for the deposit)?

AustinJennings
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AustinJennings » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:44 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:Did anyone get an email after depositing confirming your space in the class (other than the purchase confirmation email for the deposit)?


I did not, I imagine it will come after the deadline? but idk

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:53 pm

AustinJennings wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:Did anyone get an email after depositing confirming your space in the class (other than the purchase confirmation email for the deposit)?


I did not, I imagine it will come after the deadline? but idk


K. Just making sure I didn't do something wrong :)

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chicky
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Has anyone appealed a second time? My NYU offer is higher than my CLS one, but I'd already appealed CLS using solely need-based aid from another school by the time I got the NYU offer. CLS bested the need-based aid (barely) but still came in at less than NYU.

Thoughts/reflections would be greatly appreciated! (PMs totally legit if folks are more comfortable with that)

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:59 pm

chicky wrote:Has anyone appealed a second time? My NYU offer is higher than my CLS one, but I'd already appealed CLS using solely need-based aid from another school by the time I got the NYU offer. CLS bested the need-based aid (barely) but still came in at less than NYU.

Thoughts/reflections would be greatly appreciated! (PMs totally legit if folks are more comfortable with that)


I haven't done this, but I definitely would if I had any ammo. There is no harm in trying to respectfully increase your aid, and LOTS to gain.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:04 pm

chicky wrote:Has anyone appealed a second time? My NYU offer is higher than my CLS one, but I'd already appealed CLS using solely need-based aid from another school by the time I got the NYU offer. CLS bested the need-based aid (barely) but still came in at less than NYU.

Thoughts/reflections would be greatly appreciated! (PMs totally legit if folks are more comfortable with that)

The worst thing they will do is say they don't consider multiple scholarship adjustments. Go for it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby admiringatticus » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:51 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
buffalo_ wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:New Dean announced: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3428


Anyone have thoughts on this?


Looool, I literally just saw her at Berkeley a week and a half ago (as I'm sure many ITT did as well) where she spoke to us about how she's basically Berkeley/California for life and how we should totes be Berkeley students. They probably... should not have had her speak at the ASW if she was up for candidacy to be a dean at a rival school in a process that would become public before this admissions cycle is even over. :?

Unfortunately, I distinctly remember thinking she was a bad public speaker and not a professor I'd want... but I'm sure she is a lovely individual?
eta: My standards are unreasonably high because I felt personally romanced by Dean Morrison over at NYU. May or may not have an indecent secret crush.


Hahaha, this is actually hilarious. I remember thinking "wow, this woman really loves California." Since she was in the running to become permanent dean at Berkeley, I wonder if they told her they were choosing someone else or whether she left on her own.

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:56 pm

can anyone here provide info on how initial finaid offers are trickling out?
like, has anyone who submitted docs in April heard back with anything?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:57 pm

I'm guessing there might have been another factor: $$$

Columbia is almost thrice as wealthy as Berkeley.

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a.sleepyhead
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:03 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:can anyone here provide info on how initial finaid offers are trickling out?
like, has anyone who submitted docs in April heard back with anything?


I'd suggest calling them - I did, and they were able to give me a timeline pretty quickly.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:05 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Hahaha, this is actually hilarious. I remember thinking "wow, this woman really loves California." Since she was in the running to become permanent dean at Berkeley, I wonder if they told her they were choosing someone else or whether she left on her own.

Berkeley was unwilling to offer her matching would be my guess.
I just assumed that was how everyone in California talked about California.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:07 pm

I think I actually saw one of her posts saying "checking in" a few weeks back and that she was waiting on $$$ to decide.

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:08 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:can anyone here provide info on how initial finaid offers are trickling out?
like, has anyone who submitted docs in April heard back with anything?


I'd suggest calling them - I did, and they were able to give me a timeline pretty quickly.

I'll do that...tomorrow.
Also visiting the campus for their Monday event, so I'll drop by the finaid office to bitch/plead in person.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I'm guessing there might have been another factor: $$$

Columbia is almost thrice as wealthy as Berkeley.

Unfortunately CA is a sinking ship

Luv u home state :(

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:15 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:can anyone here provide info on how initial finaid offers are trickling out?
like, has anyone who submitted docs in April heard back with anything?


I'd suggest calling them - I did, and they were able to give me a timeline pretty quickly.


What kind of timeline did they give you? I just called and all she said was that my application is currently under review but she didn't have any idea when I'd hear back.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:20 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:I'd suggest calling them - I did, and they were able to give me a timeline pretty quickly.


What kind of timeline did they give you? I just called and all she said was that my application is currently under review but she didn't have any idea when I'd hear back.


I called Monday, she said I'd hear in a week, I heard this morning.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:44 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:
AdInfinitum wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:I'd suggest calling them - I did, and they were able to give me a timeline pretty quickly.


What kind of timeline did they give you? I just called and all she said was that my application is currently under review but she didn't have any idea when I'd hear back.


I called Monday, she said I'd hear in a week, I heard this morning.

About 15 minutes ago I actually got an email about missing forms from the finaid office...coincidence?
I'll call tomorrow to try and clear it up, obviously, but I think they've identified us on TLS and are monitoring our activity. So, just so you know financial aid office, I require a modest Butler sized award if you want to lock down my stats for this year...talk to you later!

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Ahleea
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Ahleea » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:02 pm

So, I got my award letter and definitely need to ask for more money, but I have no idea how to go about it. Does anyone have advice?

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milkandcheerios
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:44 pm

Just got my award letter. It's enough that I don't feel too terrible about giving up NYU but it's still a sizable chunk lower (PM for details). I think i might appeal but I'm not very optimistic. Ugh I really wish CLS gave us the option of merit-aid only...

fyi: submitted my financial aid document mid march, but only sent an updated tax return a couple weeks ago

bitcheslovecake
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby bitcheslovecake » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:44 pm

Ahleea wrote:So, I got my award letter and definitely need to ask for more money, but I have no idea how to go about it. Does anyone have advice?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:51 pm

bitcheslovecake wrote:
Ahleea wrote:So, I got my award letter and definitely need to ask for more money, but I have no idea how to go about it. Does anyone have advice?


I just emailed them asking them to reconsider, and that I am willing to send in more documents to support my case that I should have more need aid. I literally only got loans.

My parents are planning on helping me out with tuition, etc. so I feel like I have a strong case. My sibling also goes to Columbia (and I have another sibling in college in NY). I really can't imagine them expecting my parents to pay more than 100k/year on tuition alone - let alone housing, food and books, etc.

what's this business about tuition being 100k a year?
also I don't see how your parents helping you pay for law school would boost your case for need grants.

ETA: oh, you mean 100k when adding your siblings tuition costs.

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:55 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I think I actually saw one of her posts saying "checking in" a few weeks back and that she was waiting on $$$ to decide.


+1 :lol:

francesfarmer wrote:Unfortunately CA is a sinking ship

Luv u home state :(


Maybe she, like me, decided she'd seen one too many student protests over budget cuts and decided to bail.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:35 pm

bitcheslovecake wrote:My parents are planning on helping me out with tuition, etc. so I feel like I have a strong case. My sibling also goes to Columbia (and I have another sibling in college in NY). I really can't imagine them expecting my parents to pay more than 100k/year on tuition alone - let alone housing, food and books, etc.


Wouldn't that make your case weaker? I mean if you are telling them "my parents are helping pay tuition" isn't that kind of the opposite thing they'd want to hear when looking to give out Need-Based Aid? It just seems if they have no problem telling applicants who are paying for 100% of the cost on their own then they wouldn't have any problem not giving a scholarship to someone who isn't paying 100% of the cost. Just curious if I am understanding this right.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby bitcheslovecake » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:56 pm

drevo wrote:Wouldn't that make your case weaker? I mean if you are telling them "my parents are helping pay tuition" isn't that kind of the opposite thing they'd want to hear when looking to give out Need-Based Aid? It just seems if they have no problem telling applicants who are paying for 100% of the cost on their own then they wouldn't have any problem not giving a scholarship to someone who isn't paying 100% of the cost. Just curious if I am understanding this right.
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