Columbia 2010

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georgina
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby georgina » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:05 pm

gossipgirl wrote:btw guys, i was prompted for my grades two fridays ago and they definitely made the decision on my e-mail to them and not my official transcript being mailed because my school takes a week to process the transcript...


seriously, you guys are driving me insane. info request this past tuesday = still hope for getting in this wave? oh my..

edit: fixed day
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby c0rpusdelicti » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:06 pm

GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


*screams*

When'd you go complete?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:06 pm

4910 wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


might be flame

it's not.

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TheWire
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby TheWire » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:07 pm

Beatrice wrote:
TheWire wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


congrats to you!

But you just ruined everyone's day in Cali...we're either going to be frantically searching our mailboxes or feeling down for the lack of word from Columbia....

PS. I sent them an e-mail asking whether a decision has been sent, I'll update if/when they respond!

PPS. I just received an e-mail back from Columbia saying that a decision has not been made and that given my completion date i shouldn't hear back till the end of February. My completion date was 12/2


wtf, you get an email back right away on that and I've been waiting a week for a response on my damn certification form?! Sorry, I'm very bitter about this (as you can tell).


they literally responded in 2 minutes...literally. It was very prompt and to the point. I couldn't even write that I had written them on my post before they sent it back. It might be follow-up time

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hiro86 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:10 pm

4910 wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


might be flame

Seems unlikely based on the poster. Remember that mail delivery time is dependent not just on total distance from the starting point though. A lot of it depends on the logistics of the USPS and your specific location.

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Lmao Zedong
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:10 pm

c0rpusdelicti wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


*screams*

When'd you go complete?

no flame here, one of the best days of my life is all. completed real early, submitted late sept. sorry for raising stress levels, I'm surprised it got here so fast too

edit: maybe not one of the absolute best days, because I'm spending it flying back to school on the east coast, but I got a call from mom back home about a big ugly envelope. tonight should be good
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xcountryjunkie
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby xcountryjunkie » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:11 pm

TheWire wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


congrats to you!

But you just ruined everyone's day in Cali...we're either going to be frantically searching our mailboxes or feeling down for the lack of word from Columbia....

PS. I sent them an e-mail asking whether a decision has been sent, I'll update if/when they respond!

PPS. I just received an e-mail back from Columbia saying that a decision has not been made and that given my completion date i shouldn't hear back till the end of February. My completion date was 12/2


Wow, guess I'm in for the long haul. 12/17 here. :(

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby owhlcn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:12 pm

georgina wrote:
gossipgirl wrote:btw guys, i was prompted for my grades two fridays ago and they definitely made the decision on my e-mail to them and not my official transcript being mailed because my school takes a week to process the transcript...


seriously, you guys are driving me insane. info request this past tuesday = still hope for getting in this wave? oh my..

edit: fixed day


had a request for info about my leave of absence this tuesday and nothing in the mail today. (unless it went to my home address which i doubt it did, but i'll update later if this is the case.) argh.

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Foozle
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Foozle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:17 pm

FWIW:

I received my complete email 12/10 and they requested my fall grades 1/05 and I got an envelope today.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby viking138 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:26 pm

In at Columbia!!

I live in Washington State so this was totally unexpected!

lz06
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:32 pm

Doubtful but has anyone in FL heard??!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby aad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:32 pm

TheWire wrote:
Beatrice wrote:
TheWire wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

I'm in CA


congrats to you!

But you just ruined everyone's day in Cali...we're either going to be frantically searching our mailboxes or feeling down for the lack of word from Columbia....

PS. I sent them an e-mail asking whether a decision has been sent, I'll update if/when they respond!

PPS. I just received an e-mail back from Columbia saying that a decision has not been made and that given my completion date i shouldn't hear back till the end of February. My completion date was 12/2


wtf, you get an email back right away on that and I've been waiting a week for a response on my damn certification form?! Sorry, I'm very bitter about this (as you can tell).


they literally responded in 2 minutes...literally. It was very prompt and to the point. I couldn't even write that I had written them on my post before they sent it back. It might be follow-up time




Good to know... my complete date is within the same range as yours... I can stop compulsively checking my mailbox now

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lysis » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:35 pm

georgina wrote:
gossipgirl wrote:btw guys, i was prompted for my grades two fridays ago and they definitely made the decision on my e-mail to them and not my official transcript being mailed because my school takes a week to process the transcript...


seriously, you guys are driving me insane. info request this past tuesday = still hope for getting in this wave? oh my..

edit: fixed day


yeah...you didn't need to tell us that. I was all ready to stop obsessing for a week or so. They responded to my email quickly but I know they still don't have my official grades. hmm..

big congrats garg! w00t. :D

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Lem37
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:38 pm

GeePee wrote:
nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:as I predicatbly got now scholarhsip offer in my admissions letter I'm quite curious, as it seems many others are, about the workings of merit scholarships. specifically, to what extent the financial aid offers given this spring function as a form of merit aid. Hamiltons and butlers are designed to woo students from hls; but does CLS use merit money later on to woo students from its CCN peers. It is often mentioned here that merit enters into the financial aid considerations; however, are these awards still strictly given to people in a position of financial need. That is to say, is merit a means for deciding between two different candidates who both qualify as financially disadvantaged. I see a bunch of people with numbers like mine on LSN with 50 or 75k but I'm worried that if that money comes under the aegis of financial aid I won't qualify due to parental income and some stock in my name. If you can afford to graduate without too much debt would that preclude you from grants?


+1, I am interested in this as well. I wouldn't take CLS at sticker over HLS or the Darrow, but I was hoping I could wring some cash out of them since ppl on LSN with similar numbers seem to have done so...

"Need aid" is not always need-based at Columbia. I'm sure Superserial and a few others can vouch for this.


Absolutely. Typically, the non-named (ie, NOT Hamilton) scholarships are offered in March, when you start going through your financial aid with the schools. I did not receive a named and would absolutely not qualify for financial aid, but I used my other scholarships to leverage with Columbia. I'd say that a number of students (at least, the majority of my friends) received aid from them.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby humdrum » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Congrats to today's admits!

Lem37 wrote:Absolutely. Typically, the non-named (ie, NOT Hamilton) scholarships are offered in March, when you start going through your financial aid with the schools. I did not receive a named and would absolutely not qualify for financial aid, but I used my other scholarships to leverage with Columbia. I'd say that a number of students (at least, the majority of my friends) received aid from them.


Does this mean that you received an initial fin aid offer from Columbia and then negotiated with scholarships from other schools as leverage?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby brennanlives » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:45 pm

4910 wrote:anybody in texas hear anything?


In Texas, IN AT COLUMBIA!!!! 3.9/177, complete 12/1.

MTC87
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MTC87 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:46 pm

nuts, i was hoping for some good news today here in NYC. anyone been complete since early December and not gotten word yet? is it a bad sign that i wasn't included in this wave (stats in profile)? im just about ready to start freaking myself out here.
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jimmyd11011
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jimmyd11011 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:46 pm

Lem37 wrote:
GeePee wrote:
nixxers wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:as I predicatbly got now scholarhsip offer in my admissions letter I'm quite curious, as it seems many others are, about the workings of merit scholarships. specifically, to what extent the financial aid offers given this spring function as a form of merit aid. Hamiltons and butlers are designed to woo students from hls; but does CLS use merit money later on to woo students from its CCN peers. It is often mentioned here that merit enters into the financial aid considerations; however, are these awards still strictly given to people in a position of financial need. That is to say, is merit a means for deciding between two different candidates who both qualify as financially disadvantaged. I see a bunch of people with numbers like mine on LSN with 50 or 75k but I'm worried that if that money comes under the aegis of financial aid I won't qualify due to parental income and some stock in my name. If you can afford to graduate without too much debt would that preclude you from grants?


+1, I am interested in this as well. I wouldn't take CLS at sticker over HLS or the Darrow, but I was hoping I could wring some cash out of them since ppl on LSN with similar numbers seem to have done so...

"Need aid" is not always need-based at Columbia. I'm sure Superserial and a few others can vouch for this.


Absolutely. Typically, the non-named (ie, NOT Hamilton) scholarships are offered in March, when you start going through your financial aid with the schools. I did not receive a named and would absolutely not qualify for financial aid, but I used my other scholarships to leverage with Columbia. I'd say that a number of students (at least, the majority of my friends) received aid from them.


Is this "aid" guaranteed all three years? I mean say they give you financial aid that is somewhat based on merit, and then when you file your FAFSA the next year, you (or your parents) have much greater assets. Could you lose some of this financial aid that you wouldn't have lost if it was purely merit aid?

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bottomshelf
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bottomshelf » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:50 pm

In!

Congrats everyone!

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Puffy
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Puffy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:53 pm

In today after being WL'd by my alma mater UVA and having received the email of death from the flagship U of my own state.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby keiko » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:57 pm

Puffy wrote:In today after being WL'd by my alma mater UVA and having received the email of death from the flagship U of my own state.


Lol, must be a good feeling. :) Congrats!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:07 pm

Puffy wrote:In today after being WL'd by my alma mater UVA and having received the email of death from the flagship U of my own state.

Berkeley?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby SimonSaysStudy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:08 pm

In! Holla! :o

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crackberry
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:10 pm

Is Gargamel the only California applicant to hear back yet?

Gargamel, you in NorCal or SoCal?

Richard Rorty
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Richard Rorty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:10 pm

Congrats to all who got in!

I applied in early December hoping to have a shot at this batch. I didn't go complete until last week because i forgot to check one box about military service on my app and now I feel like I'm heading towards WL/Out territory at my #'s.




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