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

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

Postby Pinklemon » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:27 pm

Checking in! applied ED about a month ago and went complete about a week later. Columbia is definitely a reach for me but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It is by far my top choice!

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

Postby redsox » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:31 am

Checking in. Submitted application today.

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:23 pm

Checking in. I hate this:

"Please note that decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their decisions by mail."

This is 2013, not the Dark Ages!

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

Postby thechancellor » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:51 am

Anyone else having difficulties with Columbia applications and study abroad transcripts? They're insisting that they need mine even though no one else has wanted it, including LSAC. :roll:

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:38 pm

alex.cm wrote:Anyone else having difficulties with Columbia applications and study abroad transcripts? They're insisting that they need mine even though no one else has wanted it, including LSAC. :roll:


I remember others on this forum saying Columbia had also asked for theirs, I wouldn't be worried. FWIW, I submitted mine to LSAC before I applied anywhere, so they should've received mine with my application.

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

Postby thechancellor » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:03 pm

binary_theatrics wrote:
alex.cm wrote:Anyone else having difficulties with Columbia applications and study abroad transcripts? They're insisting that they need mine even though no one else has wanted it, including LSAC. :roll:


I remember others on this forum saying Columbia had also asked for theirs, I wouldn't be worried. FWIW, I submitted mine to LSAC before I applied anywhere, so they should've received mine with my application.


Yeah it's just a massive PITA, especially since they are giving me a hard time about receiving it directly from my study abroad institution - I don't want to submit through LSAC given that all my other apps are already complete and under review.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:20 pm

submitted yesterday

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

Postby Instinctive » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Submitted last week. Checking in.

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

Postby HarvardHopeful » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:07 am

About study abroad transcripts, Stanford had an issue with mine and I had the study abroad institution email it to them. I went complete the next day.

Its been over a month and I'm still not complete at Columbia I'm assuming its the study abroad transcripts again. Do they accept updates to your application via email?

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

Postby moopness » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Is it too late to ED this week? It says apps are due by the 15 but it also says you have to be complete by the 15, and normally it takes some time for your app to go complete. So if I submit my ed app let's say on thursday, then would that be too late?

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

Postby cotiger » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:37 pm

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:42 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:About study abroad transcripts, Stanford had an issue with mine and I had the study abroad institution email it to them. I went complete the next day.

Its been over a month and I'm still not complete at Columbia I'm assuming its the study abroad transcripts again. Do they accept updates to your application via email?


Yes absolutely. Any update you may have can get sent directly to them by email. They will update your file.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:35 pm

Checking in! I have been listed as complete for a week now. Submitted 10/30

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:10 pm

I created a nice Google spreadsheet to track admissions results in the GULC thread - would there be any interest in porting that here to track results?

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

Postby okok » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:08 am

lawschool22 wrote:I created a nice Google spreadsheet to track admissions results in the GULC thread - would there be any interest in porting that here to track results?


yessir

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:28 am

checking in

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:43 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in

:mrgreen:

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:42 am

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in

:mrgreen:

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

Postby phillywc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 am

ohpobrecito wrote:
scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in

:mrgreen:

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

Postby Steveloblaw » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:16 am

lawschool22 wrote:I created a nice Google spreadsheet to track admissions results in the GULC thread - would there be any interest in porting that here to track results?


Absolutely!

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

Postby thechancellor » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:26 am

gbelle wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:About study abroad transcripts, Stanford had an issue with mine and I had the study abroad institution email it to them. I went complete the next day.

Its been over a month and I'm still not complete at Columbia I'm assuming its the study abroad transcripts again. Do they accept updates to your application via email?


Yes absolutely. Any update you may have can get sent directly to them by email. They will update your file.


You can try this, but I was told pretty specifically over the phone that they would not accept a study abroad transcript via email. That said, if you submit yours and they accept it by email please please let me know!! I'm putting off spending the money its going to take to get mine sent by post... lol.

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

Postby dlrbfl » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:38 pm

Has anyone written an explanation for interrupted education?
They ask you to attach a separate file & I'm wondering how long the explanation should be.

For all my other applications I just wrote one sentence, saying sth like "I took a semester off to volunteer at blah blah"
but since CLS is my top choice (applying ED!) I want to be more careful on this one.

Should I go on and repeat what I've written on my resume to tell them what a great experience it was,
or should I just attach a doc with one sentence written on it?

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:51 pm

dlrbfl wrote:Has anyone written an explanation for interrupted education?
They ask you to attach a separate file & I'm wondering how long the explanation should be.

For all my other applications I just wrote one sentence, saying sth like "I took a semester off to volunteer at blah blah"
but since CLS is my top choice (applying ED!) I want to be more careful on this one.

Should I go on and repeat what I've written on my resume to tell them what a great experience it was,
or should I just attach a doc with one sentence written on it?


For mine, I just explained why I did it and what I did in about a short paragraph's worth of detail. 4-5 sentences at the most.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:49 pm

Check out:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=219901&p=7245713#p7245713

Just added Columbia to the list of spreadsheet trackers.

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

Postby Audeamus » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:56 pm

Hey guys! 1L here. Hope the cycle is off to a good start for all of you! Please feel free to message me if you have any questions (or concerns) about CLS or applications generally. Getting insight from veteran TLSers was invaluable during my application/decision process, so I would welcome the opportunity to help the next TLS generation in any way I can :D




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