Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby switchis32 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:36 pm

No news since being held in late February. I think there has only been a single post-hold acceptance so far (which happened last week); he/she is URM.[/quote]

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I think you may be referring to me (male). I get in last friday, and idk of anyone else who has heard of anything.[/quote]

stats?[/quote]

3.94 162 urm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:37 pm

wow good job and good luck
gpa gives me hope in a way

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby switchis32 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:39 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:wow good job and good luck
gpa gives me hope in a way


send in a LOCI if you havent already. I think it is what really helped me.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LSH91 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:40 pm

I also got in last week (URM). I wasn't held but silence since going complete in December

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby switchis32 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:45 pm

once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:47 pm

switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:47 pm

ph5354a wrote:
switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.


And don't forget to include your W2s.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby txdude45 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:47 pm

ph5354a wrote:
switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.


what if i didn't file taxes in 2012? I probably should have, but I literally made under $1000.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:50 pm

txdude45 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.


what if i didn't file taxes in 2012? I probably should have, but I literally made under $1000.


That's fine then, they'll just need your parents.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby switchis32 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:15 pm

ph5354a wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.


what if i didn't file taxes in 2012? I probably should have, but I literally made under $1000.


That's fine then, they'll just need your parents.


What about that fin aid questionnaire?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:16 pm

Wait so they really want my 2011 Return, right? Not the one I'm about to file?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

banjo wrote:Wait so they really want my 2011 Return, right? Not the one I'm about to file?


they want your 2012 return; they accept the 2011 tentatively but they will ask you for the 2012 asap anyway

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

ph5354a wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
switchis32 wrote:once admitted, what do you need to do to be considered for financial aid. (other than fafsa and need access)


Yours/your parents 2012 tax returns.


what if i didn't file taxes in 2012? I probably should have, but I literally made under $1000.


That's fine then, they'll just need your parents.


I thought you had to file either way. I don't think you can just send in your parents taxes

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:26 pm

That's probably a question for the fin aid office. But if you made so little that the federal government doesn't require you to file a tax return, I don't know why Columbia would require you to file for their benefit, especially if you were claimed as a dependent on your parent's return. It's possible they'd still want your W2s though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:28 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
banjo wrote:Wait so they really want my 2011 Return, right? Not the one I'm about to file?


they want your 2012 return; they accept the 2011 tentatively but they will ask you for the 2012 asap anyway


Thanks. Need to stop procrastinating.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bob loblaw11 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:43 pm

Late to update, but I got in last Friday!!! Very excited to have such a great option. 169/3.6x/URM.

I'm really thankful they accepted me, but after starting the cycle as my dream school, my response to Columbia's email at this point was basically to laugh. It took four months and my acceptance was buried among shopping emails... somewhat anticlimactic.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby tonton » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:13 pm

bob loblaw11 wrote:Late to update, but I got in last Friday!!! Very excited to have such a great option. 169/3.6x/URM.

I'm really thankful they accepted me, but after starting the cycle as my dream school, my response to Columbia's email at this point was basically to laugh. It took four months and my acceptance was buried among shopping emails... somewhat anticlimactic.


Regardless, many congratulations! :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby smdpnp » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:37 pm

Nope.
Last edited by smdpnp on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby switchis32 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:12 pm

smdpnp wrote:
chickpea wrote:decisions?

In last year's thread, held applicants started to get accepted/reserved on Tues, Apr 10. Maybe we'll get decisions tomorrow.

Just to double-check, Columbia didn't send out LOCI requests to held applicants this year, right?


Some people have already heard from the hold pile.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby chickpea » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:46 pm

smdpnp wrote:
chickpea wrote:decisions?

In last year's thread, non-URM held applicants started to get accepted/reserved on Tues, Apr 10. Maybe we'll get decisions tomorrow.

Just to double-check, Columbia didn't send out LOCI requests to held applicants this year, right?

Edited to specify non-URM held applicants.


Awesome, thanks for the info. I was held pretty recently so maybe I'll hear back later this week/next week.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:48 pm

smdpnp wrote:In last year's thread, non-URM held applicants started to get accepted/reserved on Tues, Apr 10. Maybe we'll get decisions tomorrow.

Just to double-check, Columbia didn't send out LOCI requests to held applicants this year, right?

Edited to specify non-URM held applicants.


Interesting. (Held 3/6)

Thank you for this!

I didn't receive a LOCI request but I immediately sent them one after I was held.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby swordking90 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:22 pm

smdpnp wrote:
chickpea wrote:decisions?

In last year's thread, non-URM held applicants started to get accepted/reserved on Tues, Apr 10. Maybe we'll get decisions tomorrow.

Just to double-check, Columbia didn't send out LOCI requests to held applicants this year, right?

Edited to specify non-URM held applicants.


I didn't get a LOCI request; I was held in late February and haven't heard a thing since. Seems like they might not be doing the LOCI request procedure this year. Hope we all hear back soon!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby clouded.memory » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:44 pm

banjo wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
banjo wrote:Wait so they really want my 2011 Return, right? Not the one I'm about to file?


they want your 2012 return; they accept the 2011 tentatively but they will ask you for the 2012 asap anyway


Thanks. Need to stop procrastinating.

I received my financial aid decision in the mail today, and my family and I haven't filed our taxes from this year yet. So if you turned in your fin aid questionnaire and provided them with last year's tax forms, I would think you should be fine.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:30 am

clouded.memory wrote:
banjo wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
banjo wrote:Wait so they really want my 2011 Return, right? Not the one I'm about to file?


they want your 2012 return; they accept the 2011 tentatively but they will ask you for the 2012 asap anyway


Thanks. Need to stop procrastinating.

I received my financial aid decision in the mail today, and my family and I haven't filed our taxes from this year yet. So if you turned in your fin aid questionnaire and provided them with last year's tax forms, I would think you should be fine.


this is true, but they will request your 2012 right after so why not just file and send that in. and if your 2012 differs heavily from your 2011 and stated NeedAccess ect., they will just change the scholarship anyway

also, any particular reason you received it in the mail? do they not email the scholarship offers?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby kakistocracy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:55 am

Mine was mailed too, for the record - got it today. Not sure why.




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