Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd5 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:32 pm

For those of us lucky enough to get in later in February, will we have time to fill out FAFSA forms for merit- and need-based aid? Is it possible to send that in before you have been informed of an admissions decision?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:34 pm

jd5 wrote:For those of us lucky enough to get in later in February, will we have time to fill out FAFSA forms for merit- and need-based aid? Is it possible to send that in before you have been informed of an admissions decision?


Yessir, most schools recommend that you give them access to your FAFSA whether you've been admitted yet or not.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd5 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:44 pm

So we just fill out a FAFSA and send it to the admissions office?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 pm

jd5 wrote:So we just fill out a FAFSA and send it to the admissions office?


No. You fill out your FAFSA on fafsa.ed.gov and list the schools that you're applying to so they're able to access your information. Every school has detailed instructions posted on their financial aid sites.

http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_stu ... w_to_apply

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd5 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:53 pm

Great, thanks Elendil!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:58 pm

jd5 wrote:Great, thanks Elendil!


My pleasure! :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:41 pm

No mail today either, but I fear with dings reaching the Carolinas today, those of us deeper South will hear soon :(.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:54 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
citykitty wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:
citykitty wrote:Finally received my well-deserved ding via snail mail. I will still hold my head high at UVA. Best of luck to the rest of you waiting.


Mind saying where about you live, East Coast ooor? Thanks!


Carolinas


Thanks. I am over here in the MidWest. Should be expecting dingalicious mailings from both Columbia and Yale... I say dingalicious because it sounds more playful, hoping to lessen the deep pain that I will surely endure.


Why do you continue to say stuff like this? Do you really expect to get dinged from Columbia with a 4.0/174?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:59 pm

seanPtheB wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:Thanks. I am over here in the MidWest. Should be expecting dingalicious mailings from both Columbia and Yale... I say dingalicious because it sounds more playful, hoping to lessen the deep pain that I will surely endure.


Why do you continue to say stuff like this? Do you really expect to get dinged from Columbia with a 4.0/174?

yeah, if you get dinged, there's no hope for most of us. I doubt you'll even get a straight ding at YLS

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:00 pm

Sent in an LOCI, and they said they would add it to my file. Seemingly as if they hadn't made a decision on my file yet. 10/25 submit.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MachineLemon » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelong » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:35 pm

Yep, though maybe that's a good thing now that they've mailed dings as well.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailboat » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:36 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:Thanks. I am over here in the MidWest. Should be expecting dingalicious mailings from both Columbia and Yale... I say dingalicious because it sounds more playful, hoping to lessen the deep pain that I will surely endure.


Why do you continue to say stuff like this? Do you really expect to get dinged from Columbia with a 4.0/174?

yeah, if you get dinged, there's no hope for most of us. I doubt you'll even get a straight ding at YLS


Well, not to be a jerk, but he hasn't exactly had the best cycle so far. Take a peek at his profile.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:31 pm

sailboat wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:Thanks. I am over here in the MidWest. Should be expecting dingalicious mailings from both Columbia and Yale... I say dingalicious because it sounds more playful, hoping to lessen the deep pain that I will surely endure.


Why do you continue to say stuff like this? Do you really expect to get dinged from Columbia with a 4.0/174?

yeah, if you get dinged, there's no hope for most of us. I doubt you'll even get a straight ding at YLS


Well, not to be a jerk, but he hasn't exactly had the best cycle so far. Take a peek at his profile.


Which begs the obvious question(s)...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:40 pm

Heading home to my mailbox. Fingers crossed.

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Nothing.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby commerceclause » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:09 am

MachineLemon wrote:Image


The agony and the ecstasy of law school apps. This picture tells you a lot about the "agony" part. (Of course, so does a rejection letter.)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:42 am

Spoke to a friend from CLS who had some experience with the adcomm there. He said it's still too early and that I should give it until early March. Yikes.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:53 am

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Spoke to a friend from CLS who had some experience with the adcomm there. He said it's still too early and that I should give it until early March. Yikes.

yeah. I think many of CLS's top choice applicants are still waiting (including you). I just think that the way they approach the process makes it so that some really qualified applicants are still waiting, but that it doesn't really mean much.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:14 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:Thanks. I am over here in the MidWest. Should be expecting dingalicious mailings from both Columbia and Yale... I say dingalicious because it sounds more playful, hoping to lessen the deep pain that I will surely endure.


Why do you continue to say stuff like this? Do you really expect to get dinged from Columbia with a 4.0/174?

yeah, if you get dinged, there's no hope for most of us. I doubt you'll even get a straight ding at YLS


It's that kind of thinking that made my straight ding from YLS with a 3.95+/174 so much more bitter. :wink:

But on a more positive note, I think that there are more acceptances to come and everyone should just buckle down for a bit. History shows that another wave should be coming soon.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheRedMamba » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:33 am

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Which begs the obvious question(s)...


as a philosophy major it is my responsibility to tell you that is not what "begs the question" means. It has nothing to do with raising the question, to beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy of circular reasoning. That is, you assume to be true what you set out to prove.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TurkDorian » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:48 am

TheRedMamba wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Which begs the obvious question(s)...


as a philosophy major it is my responsibility to tell you that is not what "begs the question" means. It has nothing to do with raising the question, to beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy of circular reasoning. That is, you assume to be true what you set out to prove.

Whichs begs the question, if everybody uses a phrase with a different purpose than it's original use, which usage is wrong?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brogoc » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:11 am

TurkDorian wrote:
TheRedMamba wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Which begs the obvious question(s)...


as a philosophy major it is my responsibility to tell you that is not what "begs the question" means. It has nothing to do with raising the question, to beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy of circular reasoning. That is, you assume to be true what you set out to prove.

Whichs begs the question, if everybody uses a phrase with a different purpose than it's original use, which usage is wrong?


Lol. Excellent first post, Turk.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crooked » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:14 am

TurkDorian wrote:
TheRedMamba wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Which begs the obvious question(s)...


as a philosophy major it is my responsibility to tell you that is not what "begs the question" means. It has nothing to do with raising the question, to beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy of circular reasoning. That is, you assume to be true what you set out to prove.

Whichs begs the question, if everybody uses a phrase with a different purpose than it's original use, which usage is wrong?


2:18

All I could think of.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheRedMamba » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:42 pm

TurkDorian wrote:
TheRedMamba wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Which begs the obvious question(s)...


as a philosophy major it is my responsibility to tell you that is not what "begs the question" means. It has nothing to do with raising the question, to beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy of circular reasoning. That is, you assume to be true what you set out to prove.

Whichs begs the question, if everybody uses a phrase with a different purpose than it's original use, which usage is wrong?


the wrong usage is still wrong

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:45 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:the wrong usage is still wrong


I think he's questioning that.




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