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

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

Postby Corrupty » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:23 pm

Not as a direct answer to Knickerbocker, but I got mine last week at 2:30 EST. All the emails seem to come out around the early-mid afternoon. I also talked to financial aid today, and they seemed really understanding about the rolling acceptances. I hope that means we're all still able to get money.

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

Postby ringo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:32 pm

ssteiner wrote:
knickerbocker wrote:Congratulations to those who got in!
Would people who got their acceptance emails today mind sharing the timestamp on the email? Your time zone would also help.


Got mine at 3:36 EST


Got mine at 3:10 EDT. It must get dark early where you are, ssteiner. :)

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

Postby ssteiner » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:36 pm

ringo wrote:
ssteiner wrote:
knickerbocker wrote:Congratulations to those who got in!
Would people who got their acceptance emails today mind sharing the timestamp on the email? Your time zone would also help.


Got mine at 3:36 EST


Got mine at 3:10 EDT. It must get dark early where you are, ssteiner. :)


I'M SAVING MY HOUR GODDAMIT

In all honesty though, I always forget to differentiate. My mistake!

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

Postby YesNoMaybe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:31 am

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:32 am

YesNoMaybe wrote:So does the status checker stay at complete even after they've sent a decision? Does it ever say Decision rendered/Decision letter sent.

Complete

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

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:33 am

YesNoMaybe wrote:So does the status checker stay at complete even after they've sent a decision? Does it ever say Decision rendered/Decision letter sent.


It NEVER changes. Ever.

Edited to rephrase: One you go complete, you never go back.

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:42 am

will columbia be emailing people notice of acceptances from here on out since it is so late in the game? if so, does this mean we'll have to open a scary attachment as was the case w/ the hold emails? oh, first world problems

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

Postby potl » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:02 pm

Geneva wrote:will columbia be emailing people notice of acceptances from here on out since it is so late in the game? if so, does this mean we'll have to open a scary attachment as was the case w/ the hold emails? oh, first world problems


I don't want to come off as mean (which means that this will probably come off as mean), but sometimes partaking in these threads reminds me of watching tv with my roommate. We'll turn on the tv in the middle of some show and she'll ask me "wait, so what's going on?!" Dude... I started watching the same time you did. Why do you think I have any better idea of what's going on than you do?

So yeah, my speculation (which is only as good as yours) is that admitted students from now on will get emails (yes, they're attachments - legit question). My further speculation is that they're doing it so that it gives people enough time to book a trip to ASW ASAP. But who knows?

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:10 pm

potl wrote:
Geneva wrote:will columbia be emailing people notice of acceptances from here on out since it is so late in the game? if so, does this mean we'll have to open a scary attachment as was the case w/ the hold emails? oh, first world problems


I don't want to come off as mean (which means that this will probably come off as mean), but sometimes partaking in these threads reminds me of watching tv with my roommate. We'll turn on the tv in the middle of some show and she'll ask me "wait, so what's going on?!" Dude... I started watching the same time you did. Why do you think I have any better idea of what's going on than you do?

So yeah, my speculation (which is only as good as yours) is that admitted students from now on will get emails (yes, they're attachments - legit question). My further speculation is that they're doing it so that it gives people enough time to book a trip to ASW ASAP. But who knows?

ha, fair point. i'm still waiting to hear back from 8 schools (5 i care about), so getting antsy. so far, no news from 7/8

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

Postby sailboat » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:09 pm

Geneva wrote:
potl wrote:
Geneva wrote:will columbia be emailing people notice of acceptances from here on out since it is so late in the game? if so, does this mean we'll have to open a scary attachment as was the case w/ the hold emails? oh, first world problems


I don't want to come off as mean (which means that this will probably come off as mean), but sometimes partaking in these threads reminds me of watching tv with my roommate. We'll turn on the tv in the middle of some show and she'll ask me "wait, so what's going on?!" Dude... I started watching the same time you did. Why do you think I have any better idea of what's going on than you do?

So yeah, my speculation (which is only as good as yours) is that admitted students from now on will get emails (yes, they're attachments - legit question). My further speculation is that they're doing it so that it gives people enough time to book a trip to ASW ASAP. But who knows?

ha, fair point. i'm still waiting to hear back from 8 schools (5 i care about), so getting antsy. so far, no news from 7/8


potl, I like that analogy :)

Geneva, when did you submit your apps/go complete?

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:42 pm

submitted jan-march 15, complete jan-march 16
not suprised that i haven't gotten an answer from these schools: hys columbia penn
do not understand why i haven't gotten an answer from boston college (one of my first submissions) when i applied LATER to bu and got tons of scholarship money almost a month ago. similarly, don't understand why i haven't gotten an answer from uc davis but am in at berkeley and ucla (applied to all cali schools at the end of jan/first day of feb)

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:23 pm

VCE today. Was vaguely hoping for a half ride even though I knew it was a long shot, but as of now can't afford to take Columbia at sticker with NYU offering me 30k/year. I know that there are some non-named scholarships, but as far as I understand they don't amount to much, correct?

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:24 pm

ssteiner wrote:VCE today. Was vaguely hoping for a half ride even though I knew it was a long shot, but as of now can't afford to take Columbia at sticker with NYU offering me 30k/year. I know that there are some non-named scholarships, but as far as I understand they don't amount to much, correct?


Did you get an email already?

Congrats, though!!

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:25 pm

Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?

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

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:19 pm

ssteiner wrote:Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?


I believe so. That's how it worked with mine. I suppose they could change it up later in the cycle, but I don't see why they would.

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

Postby knickerbocker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:43 pm

Come on, Columbia! Don't stop the emails now.

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

Postby ringo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 pm

Ti Malice wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?


I believe so. That's how it worked with mine. I suppose they could change it up later in the cycle, but I don't see why they would.


And other than the named scholarships, the rest is need-based, correct? Not that I'm expecting anything anyway, just want to make sure I'm understanding the process. This acceptance was a surprise so I have not done much research yet.

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

Postby soj » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:12 pm

ringo wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?


I believe so. That's how it worked with mine. I suppose they could change it up later in the cycle, but I don't see why they would.


And other than the named scholarships, the rest is need-based, correct? Not that I'm expecting anything anyway, just want to make sure I'm understanding the process. This acceptance was a surprise so I have not done much research yet.

Need-based as in "need-based," as in actually merit-based. The fin aid office might pretend it's need-based or "a combination of need- and merit-based," but it's really just merit-based.

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

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:21 pm

ringo wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?


I believe so. That's how it worked with mine. I suppose they could change it up later in the cycle, but I don't see why they would.


And other than the named scholarships, the rest is need-based, correct? Not that I'm expecting anything anyway, just want to make sure I'm understanding the process. This acceptance was a surprise so I have not done much research yet.


Sorry, I don't know either. I withdrew a few weeks ago and hadn't done any further research on their grant practices.

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

Postby ringo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:24 pm

soj wrote:
ringo wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
ssteiner wrote:Got an email yesterday about being admitted, but nothing other than that. The named scholarship offers come along with the VCEs, right?


I believe so. That's how it worked with mine. I suppose they could change it up later in the cycle, but I don't see why they would.


And other than the named scholarships, the rest is need-based, correct? Not that I'm expecting anything anyway, just want to make sure I'm understanding the process. This acceptance was a surprise so I have not done much research yet.

Need-based as in "need-based," as in actually merit-based. The fin aid office might pretend it's need-based or "a combination of need- and merit-based," but it's really just merit-based.


Thanks.

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

Postby djkrish » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:46 pm

submitted in december.... still waiting. I've almost given up on columbia.

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

Postby defrutamadre » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:15 pm

djkrish wrote:submitted in december.... still waiting. I've almost given up on columbia.


I submitted in late september and just got an acceptance yesterday. there's still hope!

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:53 pm

To those who received what the financial aid office refers to as "need-based" aid rather than a named scholarship, do you mind sharing how much they gave you? Just trying to get an idea of what kind of offer (if any) I might get.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:58 pm

ssteiner wrote:To those who received what the financial aid office refers to as "need-based" aid rather than a named scholarship, do you mind sharing how much they gave you? Just trying to get an idea of what kind of offer (if any) I might get.


Look through past cycles on LSN for an idea. No one has received anything yet this cycle.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:00 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
ssteiner wrote:To those who received what the financial aid office refers to as "need-based" aid rather than a named scholarship, do you mind sharing how much they gave you? Just trying to get an idea of what kind of offer (if any) I might get.


Look through past cycles on LSN for an idea. No one has received anything yet this cycle.

get this finaid talk out of here. You're making us depressed




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