Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:14 pm

CLS class of 2017 (deferred from 2016) checking in here. Keep your heads up, splitters.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby NapoleonXV » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:47 am

Does it take a long time for CLS even to confirm receipt of application?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby armysgt » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:38 am

For the app question 5.5: "Has your education in college, university, or professional school been interrupted for one term or more for any reason?"

They immediately follow up with a blank letting us explain:

6. If your education was interrupted, explain the circumstances. (maximum characters 500)


BUT THEN, they require the same explanation again in the addenda, this time as an attached document without character limit.

I don't really need more than 500 characters to explain...but I'm not allowed to not attach the addenda. Am I supposed to just repeat myself??

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Let It Roll » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:06 am

NapoleonXV wrote:Does it take a long time for CLS even to confirm receipt of application?


I was wondering the same thing, since I submitted my app a few days back and hadn't heard anything.

After browsing their website, I think it could take up to two weeks before they confirm.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:14 am

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:26 am

Let It Roll wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:Does it take a long time for CLS even to confirm receipt of application?


I was wondering the same thing, since I submitted my app a few days back and hadn't heard anything.

After browsing their website, I think it could take up to two weeks before they confirm.


Submitted mine 9/5, 14 days ago. Still no acknowledgement. Feels good.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:33 am

The-Specs wrote:
armysgt wrote:For the app question 5.5: "Has your education in college, university, or professional school been interrupted for one term or more for any reason?"

They immediately follow up with a blank letting us explain:

6. If your education was interrupted, explain the circumstances. (maximum characters 500)


BUT THEN, they require the same explanation again in the addenda, this time as an attached document without character limit.

I don't really need more than 500 characters to explain...but I'm not allowed to not attach the addenda. Am I supposed to just repeat myself??


I did, word for word.


Same here.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby MoMettaMonk » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:56 am

Class of 2016 stats are up. LSAT median dropped to 171. http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/experience/class-profile

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:03 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:Class of 2016 stats are up. LSAT median dropped to 171. http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/experience/class-profile


And the 25th GPA to 3.54. My dream school is a festering TTT.

(JUST KIDDING, COLUMBIA. LOVE YOU, BABY.)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:33 pm

I went to their website and clicked on the "Check Application Status" page, and I entered my information - it says they've received all the necessary components to make my app complete, and are in the process of compiling them. Says they will send an email once they have finished compiling everything.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:33 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:02 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Let It Roll » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:05 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Let It Roll wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:Does it take a long time for CLS even to confirm receipt of application?


I was wondering the same thing, since I submitted my app a few days back and hadn't heard anything.

After browsing their website, I think it could take up to two weeks before they confirm.


So, I still haven't recieved any confirmation from Columbia about my app but I went to their website today and put my info in and not only does it say they have my app but that it is complete. So, whether they acknowledge receiving your app or not it could already be in the works.


I just followed what you did and saw my application was complete as well.

Sucks we're gonna have to wait a couple of months either way.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:10 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Let It Roll » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:12 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Let It Roll wrote:I just followed what you did and saw my application was complete as well.

Sucks we're gonna have to wait a couple of months either way.


Agreed, but good to know they have it either way.


For sure. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kathj06 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Checking in; decided to bite the bullet and apply to schools in NYC, despite my fear of being strapped for time and money in an expensive city with numerous distractions!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:14 pm

kathj06 wrote:Checking in; decided to bite the bullet and apply to schools in NYC, despite my fear of being strapped for time and money in an expensive city with numerous distractions!


Cant speak to the village life, but morningside is insular enough to avoid being TOO distracted. Its just nice to have so much available culture on weekends.

The money? Yea that part undeniably sucks. New york is expensive in a new way. You have to accept that saving is useless and you will be broke/further in debt here. Then again, my rationalization is, why sweat the small stuff: its pennies (aside from rent) compared to the $$ we're spending/loaning on tuition.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HYS123 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:36 pm

Does Columbia give fee waivers, and if so should I expect one with a 172 and a 4.00? My application is ready to submit, but I've been holding off for this reason.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:42 pm

HYS123 wrote:Does Columbia give fee waivers, and if so should I expect one with a 172 and a 4.00? My application is ready to submit, but I've been holding off for this reason.


They probably won't for a while, if they do. I'd go ahead and submit if you're ready.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:12 pm

HYS123 wrote:Does Columbia give fee waivers, and if so should I expect one with a 172 and a 4.00? My application is ready to submit, but I've been holding off for this reason.

I think last year they gave them out mid to late september, I'm still waiting though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jcccc » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:54 pm

3.58 to 3.54 drop 25% GPA median... damn. Not that I'm within that range but still. Damn.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Vincent » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:59 am

Let It Roll wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:Does it take a long time for CLS even to confirm receipt of application?


I was wondering the same thing, since I submitted my app a few days back and hadn't heard anything.

After browsing their website, I think it could take up to two weeks before they confirm.


Last year, I submitted on 10/12 and didn't get confirmation until 11/5.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby NapoleonXV » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:05 am

For those of you waiting for a status update,

Click
https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/apply/check-application-status
and create an account yourself.

I submitted two days ago and they have received all the stuff now.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kathj06 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:19 am

jbagelboy wrote:
kathj06 wrote:Checking in; decided to bite the bullet and apply to schools in NYC, despite my fear of being strapped for time and money in an expensive city with numerous distractions!


Cant speak to the village life, but morningside is insular enough to avoid being TOO distracted. Its just nice to have so much available culture on weekends.

The money? Yea that part undeniably sucks. New york is expensive in a new way. You have to accept that saving is useless and you will be broke/further in debt here. Then again, my rationalization is, why sweat the small stuff: its pennies (aside from rent) compared to the $$ we're spending/loaning on tuition.


That is true--if I'm already gonna be six figures in debt, what's a few thousand more on top of that? It does make sense, but it'll be a mindset that might take some getting used to! :shock:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:47 am

HYS123 wrote:Does Columbia give fee waivers, and if so should I expect one with a 172 and a 4.00? My application is ready to submit, but I've been holding off for this reason.

Just email and ask for one.




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