Columbia Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Why did you choose Columbia?

Location
19
17%
Prestige/ranking
42
37%
Job prospects
28
25%
Professors and academics
7
6%
$$ The big fat Hamilton I got $$
17
15%
 
Total votes: 113

af0890
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby af0890 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:05 pm

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:52 pm

af0890 wrote:those negotiating, I think this is a good time! CLS increased my offer by 50%--they asked for PDF versions of other scholarship letters, so that helps if you have them.


Congrats!! That's a nice increase :D

kingpin101
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:10 pm

paragonloop wrote:
af0890 wrote:those negotiating, I think this is a good time! CLS increased my offer by 50%--they asked for PDF versions of other scholarship letters, so that helps if you have them.


Congrats!! That's a nice increase :D

Twist: He initially got no money.

subtle
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby subtle » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:15 am

Hi all,

Welcome to CLS! I'm a current 2L so feel free to reach out with questions. I will do my best to answer them (although it's finals, so... you know). Anyway, two things:

1. When you get here, join Law Revue!
2. Law Revue needs your help to beat NYU. Go vote for your new school: http://abovethelaw.com/2015/04/law-revu ... finalists/ (And get all of your friends to vote too.)

lc0626
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lc0626 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:45 am

I still haven't gotten my financial aid package, and deposit deadline for another school is 4/30. Called them and they say they can't guarantee to send the award letter before 4/30.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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andthenIwaslike
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby andthenIwaslike » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:37 pm

lc0626 wrote:I still haven't gotten my financial aid package, and deposit deadline for another school is 4/30. Called them and they say they can't guarantee to send the award letter before 4/30.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


...but - their own deadline is - but -

seriously wtf Columbia

DK21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DK21 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:42 pm

andthenIwaslike wrote:
lc0626 wrote:I still haven't gotten my financial aid package, and deposit deadline for another school is 4/30. Called them and they say they can't guarantee to send the award letter before 4/30.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


...but - their own deadline is - but -

seriously wtf Columbia

Thats what they say no matter what. They told me something like that lats week and an hour later I got an email with my award.

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:59 pm

They do say on the accepted students website that you are not required to answer before hearing about financial aid:

"Note: You are not required to accept Columbia’s offer of admission until you have received your award decision, provided your financial aid application was completed in a timely manner."

lc0626
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lc0626 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:06 pm

JFO1833 wrote:They do say on the accepted students website that you are not required to answer before hearing about financial aid:

"Note: You are not required to accept Columbia’s offer of admission until you have received your award decision, provided your financial aid application was completed in a timely manner."


Yea they told me that the deposit deadline will be extended if I don't get the FA package by 5/1.

But I'll have to send in the deposit to the other school with 4/30 deadline (they refused to give me an extension) if Columbia doesn't let me know by tomorrow.

Columbia is my top priority but I can't commit without knowing the award decision. What am I going to do if they don't let me know tomorrow? :|

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Clemenceau
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Clemenceau » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:30 pm

After spending the better half of last week bothering cls to give me my financial aid info, they respond today and give me a surprisingly solid amount. A touch more than I got from Penn

Except I mailed my seat deposit to Penn yesterday

Ugh

everton125
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby everton125 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:48 pm

Clemenceau wrote:After spending the better half of last week bothering cls to give me my financial aid info, they respond today and give me a surprisingly solid amount. A touch more than I got from Penn

Except I mailed my seat deposit to Penn yesterday

Ugh


Can you just email or call Penn and say that you withdraw and ask them not to cash the check? The deadline for depositing has not past (right?), so I think if you tell them you are withdrawing and ask them to shred their check they really have to (assuming they have not already cashed it). (Edit: "have to" might not be the right phrase, as I have no idea what the legal implications would be of having signed the acceptance/deposit form, but they really should)

kingpin101
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:58 am

For all those still on the fence, Obama may be coming to Columbia: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... umbia.html

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90convoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby 90convoy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:12 pm

kingpin101 wrote:For all those still on the fence, Obama may be coming to Columbia: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... umbia.html


Obama AND Clooney . Nice!

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:21 pm

kingpin101 wrote:For all those still on the fence, Obama may be coming to Columbia: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... umbia.html


Just gossip... but I wouldn't mind.

Although I'm sure he's not gonna be teaching 1L Con Law even if he is there. Most likely invite-only 3L seminars and such.

lc0626
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lc0626 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:56 pm

Hey, since I still haven't heard about my scholarship award.. if they don't let me know within 3-4 hours, I'll have to make the deposit to another school for which the deposit is due tomorrow.

In this case, would it still count as a double deposit if 1) I submit the deposit to another school, 2) withdraw from that school after I receive award decision from Columbia (assuming that cls provides a decent amount) 3) and then pay the deposit to cls?

If that would be a case of double deposit, I guess I'll have to say goodbye to cls.....

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:52 pm

lc0626 wrote:Hey, since I still haven't heard about my scholarship award.. if they don't let me know within 3-4 hours, I'll have to make the deposit to another school for which the deposit is due tomorrow.

In this case, would it still count as a double deposit if 1) I submit the deposit to another school, 2) withdraw from that school after I receive award decision from Columbia (assuming that cls provides a decent amount) 3) and then pay the deposit to cls?

If that would be a case of double deposit, I guess I'll have to say goodbye to cls.....


I would call Columbia and the other school and ask them (you could call and not say who you are). They may not have a problem with this, but they might. No reason to take a chance.

wheelock
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby wheelock » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:09 pm

So I just received a scholarship increase from NYU (out of nowhere) and want to use this to negotiate with CLS. Should I send my email to the financial aid office or admissions?? I need to do this ASAP and I am hoping they will respond before the deadline. Thanks in advance!

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:11 pm

wheelock wrote:So I just received a scholarship increase from NYU (out of nowhere) and want to use this to negotiate with CLS. Should I send my email to the financial aid office or admissions?? I need to do this ASAP and I am hoping they will respond before the deadline. Thanks in advance!


I think financial aid (but I'd copy admissions). I'd also call financial aid to tell them to check their e-mail.

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Skool
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Skool » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:18 pm

JFO1833 wrote:
lc0626 wrote:Hey, since I still haven't heard about my scholarship award.. if they don't let me know within 3-4 hours, I'll have to make the deposit to another school for which the deposit is due tomorrow.

In this case, would it still count as a double deposit if 1) I submit the deposit to another school, 2) withdraw from that school after I receive award decision from Columbia (assuming that cls provides a decent amount) 3) and then pay the deposit to cls?

If that would be a case of double deposit, I guess I'll have to say goodbye to cls.....


I would call Columbia and the other school and ask them (you could call and not say who you are). They may not have a problem with this, but they might. No reason to take a chance.
i don't think this is good advice.

Don't show your hand to the non columbia school. Deposit and carry on negotiations when CLS finally let's you know. It's a risk, but as folks like spivey have stated, it's a small risk.

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ChemEng1642
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:54 pm

Withdrew and put a Butler back on the table - good luck to all of you!

wheelock
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby wheelock » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:28 am

Does anyone know what time the deposit is due by tomorrow? Cutting it down to the wire here with scholarship negotiations...

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:48 pm

For people who have deposited, did you get any sort of confirmation? I've had radio silence since submitting my intent to enroll form/deposit.

Edit: got my email stuff today
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maroon175
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby maroon175 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:52 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
kingpin101 wrote:For all those still on the fence, Obama may be coming to Columbia: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... umbia.html


Just gossip... but I wouldn't mind.

Although I'm sure he's not gonna be teaching 1L Con Law even if he is there. Most likely invite-only 3L seminars and such.


It's a good thing will be 3Ls just after his term ends!

Cinderella24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Cinderella24 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:24 pm

lnick93 wrote:For people who have deposited, did you get any sort of confirmation? I've had radio silence since submitting my intent to enroll form/deposit.

Edit: got my email stuff today


What email stuff? I only got a receipt.

Did you get more?

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:47 pm

Just submitted my commitment to enroll! So excited for next fall!

Sooo... anyone have any good leads on where to get some CLS apparel?




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