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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:27 pm

lawyering wrote:
BenJ wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:that's what i was really hoping to do, too, but my parents have made it clear to me that they will not submit all that stuff for the FAFSA so short of a butler or hamilton, i'm out of luck :(


Eh? The FAFSA should allow you to apply as an independent. Unless you have an absurdly high income for a student (unlikely), you'll be fine.


The FAFSA allows you to apply as an independent, but law schools don't (with some age exceptions).


You're right, I wasn't thinking straight. I was thinking he could apply as an independent and then send a FAFSA correction with parental information later, but of course his parents aren't just unwilling to provide the information now, they're unwilling to do it ever.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:50 pm

AliceB wrote:
Core wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
SaraT wrote:So I haven't been checking this thread since I was deferred to March from ED pool :( Has anyone sent out LOCI? When is the appropriate time to send it out? And is it even worth it? thanks for any advice you can give!


I did it already. I'm obnoxious. Taking questions.

I did the same, last week.


I sent mine last week as well, on linen paper, signed in blood.

What are you guys writing about besides how much you want to go to Columbia? Are you putting in some additional stuff that wasn't in app or just emphasizing what you've already said in your apps? And how long is a LOCI supposed to be? Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:54 pm

I wrote about what I had accomplished in the last five months, what I was going to do in the next five months until law school, why I liked Columbia, and included an additional LOR.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:56 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
BenJ wrote:Columbia has a reputation for distributing need-based aid on a merit basis as well, though. That is, if two people have equal need, but one has a 180 LSAT and the other has a 172 LSAT, the 180 LSAT will get a lot more need-based aid.

Still, it's an annoying complication. *sigh*

Well I'm hoping for some totally non-need based merit aid under the guise of 'need-based aid'.


that's what i was really hoping to do, too, but my parents have made it clear to me that they will not submit all that stuff for the FAFSA so short of a butler or hamilton, i'm out of luck :(


Are you by any chance Meddow Soprano?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby watts » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:58 pm

My Columbia story:

I, being smart enough to attend a top-law-school, inverted two digits of my current mailing address on some applications. In an attempt to fix the problem without looking like an idiot, I asked that all future mailings be sent to my permanent address. I left my phone number with a resident at the incorrect address, and figured all my bases were covered. As the waves of Columbia acceptances rolled in, I figured I'd been passed over.
The resident called me today and said there's mail waiting for me, he had just misplaced my number. Exactly three minutes after he called I got an e-mail from Columbia: "Congratulations again..." Turns out it had just been lost at sea.

I don't know if this story has a moral, but I had to tell someone. Getting news like this at work makes me fidgety.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:03 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby insidethetwenty » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:12 pm

watts wrote:My Columbia story:

I, being smart enough to attend a top-law-school, inverted two digits of my current mailing address on some applications. In an attempt to fix the problem without looking like an idiot, I asked that all future mailings be sent to my permanent address. I left my phone number with a resident at the incorrect address, and figured all my bases were covered. As the waves of Columbia acceptances rolled in, I figured I'd been passed over.
The resident called me today and said there's mail waiting for me, he had just misplaced my number. Exactly three minutes after he called I got an e-mail from Columbia: "Congratulations again..." Turns out it had just been lost at sea.

I don't know if this story has a moral, but I had to tell someone. Getting news like this at work makes me fidgety.


That's a pretty awesome save

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:14 pm

watts wrote:My Columbia story:

I, being smart enough to attend a top-law-school, inverted two digits of my current mailing address on some applications. In an attempt to fix the problem without looking like an idiot, I asked that all future mailings be sent to my permanent address. I left my phone number with a resident at the incorrect address, and figured all my bases were covered. As the waves of Columbia acceptances rolled in, I figured I'd been passed over.
The resident called me today and said there's mail waiting for me, he had just misplaced my number. Exactly three minutes after he called I got an e-mail from Columbia: "Congratulations again..." Turns out it had just been lost at sea.

I don't know if this story has a moral, but I had to tell someone. Getting news like this at work makes me fidgety.


Lmao, if it was me, I would check my mail and then go over to the resident's place and check my mail there, everyday. :).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby watts » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:20 pm

booboo wrote:
watts wrote:My Columbia story:

I, being smart enough to attend a top-law-school, inverted two digits of my current mailing address on some applications. In an attempt to fix the problem without looking like an idiot, I asked that all future mailings be sent to my permanent address. I left my phone number with a resident at the incorrect address, and figured all my bases were covered. As the waves of Columbia acceptances rolled in, I figured I'd been passed over.
The resident called me today and said there's mail waiting for me, he had just misplaced my number. Exactly three minutes after he called I got an e-mail from Columbia: "Congratulations again..." Turns out it had just been lost at sea.

I don't know if this story has a moral, but I had to tell someone. Getting news like this at work makes me fidgety.


Lmao, if it was me, I would check my mail and then go over to the resident's place and check my mail there, everyday. :).


I'm not gonna lie. I did drive by there a few times looking for oversized envelopes poking out of the box but it made me feel a little creepy so I stopped.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ivorynightfall » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:23 pm

can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)

just got notification of acceptance via an email reminding me to sign up for admitted students days, but have no access to my mail abroad so have no idea of how to log on

also, does anyone know of any way I can check scholarships online?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Chichaca » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:42 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)

just got notification of acceptance via an email reminding me to sign up for admitted students days, but have no access to my mail abroad so have no idea of how to log on

also, does anyone know of any way I can check scholarships online?

I'm in the same situation, except I'm not abroad. I just didn't get the packet for some reason. I called the admissions office, and they told me to just keep waiting. They wouldn't tell me if I had received a scholarship. It's driving me crazy, because a mere acceptance would not be a game changer, but a scholarship would be...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:44 pm

Chichaca wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)

just got notification of acceptance via an email reminding me to sign up for admitted students days, but have no access to my mail abroad so have no idea of how to log on

also, does anyone know of any way I can check scholarships online?

I'm in the same situation, except I'm not abroad. I just didn't get the packet for some reason. I called the admissions office, and they told me to just keep waiting. They wouldn't tell me if I had received a scholarship. It's driving me crazy, because a mere acceptance would not be a game changer, but a scholarship would be...


Chichaca, would it need to be full ride to sway you, or would 1/2 be sufficient?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Chichaca » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:46 pm

englawyer wrote:
Chichaca wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)

just got notification of acceptance via an email reminding me to sign up for admitted students days, but have no access to my mail abroad so have no idea of how to log on

also, does anyone know of any way I can check scholarships online?

I'm in the same situation, except I'm not abroad. I just didn't get the packet for some reason. I called the admissions office, and they told me to just keep waiting. They wouldn't tell me if I had received a scholarship. It's driving me crazy, because a mere acceptance would not be a game changer, but a scholarship would be...


Chichaca, would it need to be full ride to sway you, or would 1/2 be sufficient?

I dunno. I'll cross that bridge if and when. Right now I just want my packet!!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Cherith Cutestory » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:48 pm

Chichaca wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)

just got notification of acceptance via an email reminding me to sign up for admitted students days, but have no access to my mail abroad so have no idea of how to log on

also, does anyone know of any way I can check scholarships online?

I'm in the same situation, except I'm not abroad. I just didn't get the packet for some reason. I called the admissions office, and they told me to just keep waiting. They wouldn't tell me if I had received a scholarship. It's driving me crazy, because a mere acceptance would not be a game changer, but a scholarship would be...

Does people getting the accepted email mean acceptances are done being sent out?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:56 pm

Cherith Cutestory wrote:Does people getting the accepted email mean acceptances are done being sent out?


I don't think so. Maybe it's just to follow up. Too early in the cycle to be done, I think.

I feel silly still waiting to hear from them, but it's just because the rejects haven't really gone out yet.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Tofu » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:57 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)


it's generic

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:58 pm

Cherith Cutestory wrote:Does people getting the accepted email mean acceptances are done being sent out?

No. International applicants (and those abroad) get email acceptances.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ivorynightfall » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:58 pm

Tofu wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)


it's generic


what does that mean?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:06 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:08 pm

blue5385 wrote:Do you guys think the LSP predictions will be skewed this year because of the unusually high volume of (potentially brilliant) applicants? I'm starting to feel like I shouldn't put any faith in my 'strong consider' at CLS anymore.


Look at what havoc this cycle is having on competitive candidates!

I am sure your acceptance will be coming soon. :).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nateDgr8 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:15 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:
Tofu wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:can anyone tell me what your username for the admitted students' website is? is it your name, your lsac number, your social???

(and password as well, if possible!)


it's generic


what does that mean?


The admitted student's website is not individualized, there is a generic login and generic information for all admits.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ivorynightfall » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:52 pm

oh so basically there's no individualized information so accessing the website is not worth it?

i guess the login information is not worth it then; i'll just wait for my parents to get my forwarded mail...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:43 pm

The glass sphere that is my ego gets a small pebble thrown though it each day without a CLS letter.

/whining

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:02 pm

VoidSix wrote:The glass sphere that is my ego gets a small pebble thrown though it each day without a CLS letter.

/whining

yeah, I'm definitely getting anxious about my app, despite telling other people not to worry about it. you guys (you, bai, and other people with higher indexes than me) being in limbo as well is somewhat reassuring, but I'm losing a little bit of confidence here.

this whole waiting debacle is also making me rage hard about the fact that columbia still uses snail mail to communicate acceptances. using a phone or even just e-mailing accepted students seems like it'd be a lot faster and easier on our nerves, you know? ah well, hopefully they'll come through eventually! :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:03 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
VoidSix wrote:The glass sphere that is my ego gets a small pebble thrown though it each day without a CLS letter.

/whining

yeah, I'm definitely getting anxious about my app, despite telling other people not to worry about it. you guys (you, bai, and other people with higher indexes than me) being in limbo as well is somewhat reassuring, but I'm losing a little bit of confidence here.

this whole waiting debacle is also making me rage hard about the fact that columbia still uses snail mail to communicate acceptances. using a phone or even just e-mailing accepted students seems like it'd be a lot faster and easier on our nerves, you know? ah well, hopefully they'll come through eventually! :)


If I end up not getting into SLS or CLS, I'll be pretty upset that I didn't ED like I was considering. But I sent in a LOCI and hopefully they come around (albeit slowly).




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