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

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:04 pm

Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?

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francesfarmer
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:31 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I'm actually looking forward to livin close to campus. I've been living at least 45 mins from my work for the past 2 years. The daily commute blows.

Yeah commuting sucks, I'm totally over it, but I'm also totally unwilling to move :/

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francesfarmer
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:32 pm

drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?

Ask for an extension until you get the final word!

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:55 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?

Ask for an extension until you get the final word!


First, my brain at 7am clearly was not firing right as the thought of an extension never even came up.. However, I wasn't really disappointed with Columbia's initial offer, I just got a larger than expected offer elsewhere and was hoping Columbia could put some of my financial concerns at ease with a bit more $. That other offer has a deadline of tomorrow. I guess I may have to deposit there (it's non-binding IIRC) and ask for an extension from Columbia if I do not hear before then.

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francesfarmer
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:00 pm

drevo wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?

Ask for an extension until you get the final word!


First, my brain at 7am clearly was not firing right as the thought of an extension never even came up.. However, I wasn't really disappointed with Columbia's initial offer, I just got a larger than expected offer elsewhere and was hoping Columbia could put some of my financial concerns at ease with a bit more $. That other offer has a deadline of tomorrow. I guess I may have to deposit there (it's non-binding IIRC) and ask for an extension from Columbia if I do not hear before then.

You could also ask the other school for an extension instead of depositing.

jojobean7
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jojobean7 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:13 pm

Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:24 pm

jojobean7 wrote:Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

Hooray for the deposit deadline, it's like we're finally becoming a real fambly!

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:25 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
drevo wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?

Ask for an extension until you get the final word!


First, my brain at 7am clearly was not firing right as the thought of an extension never even came up.. However, I wasn't really disappointed with Columbia's initial offer, I just got a larger than expected offer elsewhere and was hoping Columbia could put some of my financial concerns at ease with a bit more $. That other offer has a deadline of tomorrow. I guess I may have to deposit there (it's non-binding IIRC) and ask for an extension from Columbia if I do not hear before then.

You could also ask the other school for an extension instead of depositing.


They already gave me one extension but it definitely couldn't hurt. The last few days of my application cycle are shaping up to be filled with action it seems!

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yarrow
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby yarrow » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:27 pm

drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?


So if they don't get back to you by their deadline, does that mean you have to blind deposit or can you deposit after you hear their decision?

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pseu
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby pseu » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:32 pm

Hey everyone, quick question (and sorry if already been answered): I put my deposit down on Friday, but I haven't gotten any sort of confirmation or welcome email besides the credit card receipt. Should I have gotten anything from Columbia or is there any way to check I am actually enrolled?

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you all in August!

Humbert Humbert
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:41 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Deposit submitted. Woo hoo!!!!!!!

Happy this cycle is done.


congrats

Thank you sir.

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:47 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:
jojobean7 wrote:Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

Hooray for the deposit deadline, it's like we're finally becoming a real fambly!



I was hoping to actually like you people!

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:48 pm

yarrow wrote:
drevo wrote:Called the Financial Aid office to check on an appeal I sent about a week ago. They said it's under review and they hope to respond by the deposit deadline but can't guarantee it. If they don't respond by Thursday don't they effectively "pocket veto," if you will, my attempts at negotiation since I either have to submit a binding deposit or pass up my admissions offer?


So if they don't get back to you by their deadline, does that mean you have to blind deposit or can you deposit after you hear their decision?


I'm going to wait until tomorrow morning to see if they get my appeal back to me, and then I will call again and essentially ask this. I have my initial offer from CLS, which is decent, and given my other offer(s) used to negotiate, the best I can realistically hope for on my appeal is for Columbia to bump me up a small bit more. So I'm not waiting on an appeal worth a $$ increase.

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milkandcheerios
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:57 pm

Has anyone started the process of filling out the Dean's Certification?

Since i'm no longer in the same city as my school, I'm e-mailing my Dean the PDF version of the form because I don't want to drive 5 hours to drop of a piece of paper. But I just realized that there an option to waive my rights to see the certification which requires my signature. Is it going to be a big deal if it's not signed because I obviously can't sign it electronically? it says its optional but I don't want it to hurt me on the C&F. Can I sign it, then scan it or fax it or should I not even bother the the hassle if it's going to be a non-issue?

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:19 pm

I sent all of them electronically. Signed and scanned them.

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:37 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:
jojobean7 wrote:Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

Hooray for the deposit deadline, it's like we're finally becoming a real fambly!



I was hoping to actually like you people!

adjust your expectations accordingly :twisted:

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a.sleepyhead
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Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:51 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:Has anyone started the process of filling out the Dean's Certification?

Since i'm no longer in the same city as my school, I'm e-mailing my Dean the PDF version of the form because I don't want to drive 5 hours to drop of a piece of paper. But I just realized that there an option to waive my rights to see the certification which requires my signature. Is it going to be a big deal if it's not signed because I obviously can't sign it electronically? it says its optional but I don't want it to hurt me on the C&F. Can I sign it, then scan it or fax it or should I not even bother the the hassle if it's going to be a non-issue?


I emailed my Office of Student Services about it, and they told me I could scan/fax.

Also, deposited! Can't wait to meet you all.

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ShrimpToastMasters
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:54 pm

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:03 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:Hi - I just got my HLS finaid award and want to submit it to CLS to negotiate. Does anyone know if there is a prettier version of the award than the version just on the "My HLS Financial Aid" site? Thanks everyone! (and omg - having only two days to try and get CLS to play ball :/ )


Perhaps this question would be better asked on the HLS Class of 2017 thread?

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:
jojobean7 wrote:Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

Hooray for the deposit deadline, it's like we're finally becoming a real fambly!



I was hoping to actually like you people!


"becoming a real fambly" is not necessarily a higher standard than "actually like" :wink:

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almondjoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:18 pm

Gary wrote:Anyone know when we get our cu emails? :)

+1

Also, I just enrolled! It was kind of scary withdrawing from other schools but I'm super excited for the fall! :D :D

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:19 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:
jojobean7 wrote:Just deposited! Can't wait to meet you guys in a few months :D

Hooray for the deposit deadline, it's like we're finally becoming a real fambly!



I was hoping to actually like you people!


"becoming a real fambly" is not necessarily a higher standard than "actually like" :wink:


Ha, nvm, I think that was the joke you were making.

Congrats to all the deposits!!!

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fleurdelis2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:34 pm

Joining the deposit train and joining Columbia officially! Woo

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:22 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:Joining the deposit train and joining Columbia officially! Woo

congrats! welcome to the party.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:26 pm

almondjoy wrote:
Gary wrote:Anyone know when we get our cu emails? :)

+1

Also, I just enrolled! It was kind of scary withdrawing from other schools but I'm super excited for the fall! :D :D


I already set up my email - you can set up your UNI here: http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit/manage-my-uni, and then just use it to log on to lionmail.




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