Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 am

Jacq2212 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:I submitted my app December 27th and I haven't received a single email from them yet. Should I email them, call them, or wait?

Check your spam folder and the email on your submitted application.

But then, check here: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... ion-status
You don't need a login to check your status at Columbia.


Not in spam and I checked the site, but they don't have anything on me....I'll contact them since it has been over 2 weeks (3 weeks!!)


Aaaannnnnddddd, nevermind. As of this morning suddenly not only do I have access to the status checker, but it is complete and is under review. Do they email or call or do they only send decisions out via snail mail?

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:12 am

snail mail

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:31 am

Jacq2212 wrote:Aaaannnnnddddd, nevermind. As of this morning suddenly not only do I have access to the status checker, but it is complete and is under review. Do they email or call or do they only send decisions out via snail mail?

Weird. At least that's figured out though!

whatstheworstitllbe? wrote:checking in.

You've got the most boring profile I have ever seen on TLS.

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

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:04 pm

Jacq2212 wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:I submitted my app December 27th and I haven't received a single email from them yet. Should I email them, call them, or wait?

Check your spam folder and the email on your submitted application.

But then, check here: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... ion-status
You don't need a login to check your status at Columbia.


Not in spam and I checked the site, but they don't have anything on me....I'll contact them since it has been over 2 weeks (3 weeks!!)


Aaaannnnnddddd, nevermind. As of this morning suddenly not only do I have access to the status checker, but it is complete and is under review. Do they email or call or do they only send decisions out via snail mail?


are you referring to "Your application is now complete and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. " or is there another UR status afterwards prior to decision?

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:23 pm

az21833 wrote:are you referring to "Your application is now complete and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. " or is there another UR status afterwards prior to decision?

Pretty sure that's it until VCE.

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:30 pm

Anyone else think Columbia's cost of living assessment is beyond absurdly low? $11k in NYC! Chicago has a lower cost of living and still factors in $13k+ for Room/Board.

I haven't even been accepted/rejected/sneezed at by Columbia yet so it probably won't matter anyways, but still. Anyone care to share how you pay utilities and rent for that amount in NYC or should I just find myself a nice bench in Central Park

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

Postby comeonletsgo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:33 pm

Spritzpiggy wrote:Anyone else think Columbia's cost of living assessment is beyond absurdly low? $11k in NYC! Chicago has a lower cost of living and still factors in $13k+ for Room/Board.

I haven't even been accepted/rejected/sneezed at by Columbia yet so it probably won't matter anyways, but still. Anyone care to share how you pay utilities and rent for that amount in NYC or should I just find myself a nice bench in Central Park


My friend at CLS pays a little more than $1000 for a spacious apartment (Columbia owned).

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:35 pm

Oooooooh reallay! OK then, my trust in Columbia is restored. Thank you.

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

Postby jselson » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:42 pm

Spritzpiggy wrote:Anyone else think Columbia's cost of living assessment is beyond absurdly low? $11k in NYC! Chicago has a lower cost of living and still factors in $13k+ for Room/Board.

I haven't even been accepted/rejected/sneezed at by Columbia yet so it probably won't matter anyways, but still. Anyone care to share how you pay utilities and rent for that amount in NYC or should I just find myself a nice bench in Central Park


Harlem/N. Upper West Side isn't that bad on rent, and it's not difficult to find cheap, good food. If I go to Columbia/NYU, I'm considering Hoboken as well.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Spritzpiggy wrote:Anyone else think Columbia's cost of living assessment is beyond absurdly low? $11k in NYC! Chicago has a lower cost of living and still factors in $13k+ for Room/Board.

I haven't even been accepted/rejected/sneezed at by Columbia yet so it probably won't matter anyways, but still. Anyone care to share how you pay utilities and rent for that amount in NYC or should I just find myself a nice bench in Central Park

CLS provides subsidized housing. Also keep in mind that the COA estimates are only for nine months.

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:50 pm

The Coa is still a bit frugal. Say 1k / month for 9 month. That leaves 2k for food transport etc. sounds low to me but its definitely doable.

Source: I live in ny

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:52 pm

Yeah I was just floored that 9 months in NYC could be cheaper then 9 months in Chicago. But I'm pleasantly surprised to learn about Columbia's subsidized housing- that's nice

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

Postby moonman157 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:54 pm

This wait is getting to be unbearable. I'm losing my mind.

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

Postby pushmataha » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:56 pm

CLS wasn't on my list until early January, when I got a fee waiver. Went complete: 1/7.

Should I view this as just a CLS application bump strategy? Or do I have a legitimate shot without a November complete date(like all my other schools)?

Any idea how long the wait is for January completers usually? I really don't want to feel the need to check my status twice a day for 4 months... :(

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:57 pm

Spritzpiggy wrote:Oooooooh reallay! OK then, my trust in Columbia is restored. Thank you.


Remember LST says indirect expenses is 24k so subtract a bit for school stuff and I bet that's a better estimate of coa

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:00 pm

pushmataha wrote:CLS wasn't on my list until early January, when I got a fee waiver. Went complete: 1/7.

Should I view this as just a CLS application bump strategy? Or do I have a legitimate shot without a November complete date(like all my other schools)?

Any idea how long the wait is for January completers usually? I really don't want to feel the need to check my status twice a day for 4 months... :(

Numbers?

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

Postby venus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:04 pm

moonman157 wrote:This wait is getting to be unbearable. I'm losing my mind.

+1 :cry:

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

Postby lawprospie » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:18 pm

toothbrush wrote:The Coa is still a bit frugal. Say 1k / month for 9 month. That leaves 2k for food transport etc. sounds low to me but its definitely doable.

Source: I live in ny



+1 As a native New Yorker 11K is definitely on the low side. If I were to go to Columbia or NYU my mindset and spending habits would have to change. I work and live at home in NYC so my dispoable income is insane. I definitely spent at least 11K during these 7 months of working (mind you I don't have rent).
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:47 pm

venus wrote:
moonman157 wrote:This wait is getting to be unbearable. I'm losing my mind.

+1 :cry:


+2

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

Postby spyke123 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:03 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
venus wrote:
moonman157 wrote:This wait is getting to be unbearable. I'm losing my mind.

+1 :cry:


+2


I really hope the first wave of VCE happens next week... hope...

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

Postby Jpreece59 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:26 pm

spyke123 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
venus wrote:
moonman157 wrote:This wait is getting to be unbearable. I'm losing my mind.

+1 :cry:


+2


I really hope the first wave of VCE happens next week... hope...


Please forgive my ignorance, but what is VCE?

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:28 pm

Jpreece59 wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, but what is VCE?

Vomit-colored envelope. It's what the Columbia acceptance letter comes in. :)

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

Postby bellagio » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:21 am

TripTrip wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, but what is VCE?

Vomit-colored envelope. It's what the Columbia acceptance letter comes in. :)


Yeah, it sounds like something awful right now but in a week or two everyone will be asking, "Any VCE's today??" Fun times ahead (for masochists).

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

Postby cheerios16 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, but what is VCE?

Vomit-colored envelope. It's what the Columbia acceptance letter comes in. :)


Haha that's one of the funniest things I've read on TLS. I hope there's a VCE coming my way soon!

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

Postby bellagio » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:25 pm

cheerios16 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
Jpreece59 wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, but what is VCE?

Vomit-colored envelope. It's what the Columbia acceptance letter comes in. :)


Haha that's one of the funniest things I've read on TLS. I hope there's a VCE coming my way soon!


And so the madness starts...




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