Columbia_TOEFL scores


zuza

Hi,
I have a question regarding TOEFL IBT scores required by CLS for admission. According to Columbia's website the minimum scores are 105 overall, with 26 on Reading and Listening sections and 24 on the Speaking and Writing sections.
I have recently taken my test and got only 96 with 20 on Reading, 21 on Writing, 27 on Speaking and 28 on Listening. I know it looks weird that I understand what is said and can easily reply to it, but do not handle the same content when it is in written. One could say that I am English paper-based skills illiterate;)
Anyway, my question is whether any of you is or was (LL.M. applicants/graduates) in the same or similar situation? Do you see any chance for admission providing that other factors of my application are strong?
Many thanks in advance for your reply!

Hi,
I have a question regarding TOEFL IBT scores required by CLS for admission. According to Columbia's website the minimum scores are 105 overall, with 26 on Reading and Listening sections and 24 on the Speaking and Writing sections.
I have recently taken my test and got only 96 with 20 on Reading, 21 on Writing, 27 on Speaking and 28 on Listening. I know it looks weird that I understand what is said and can easily reply to it, but do not handle the same content when it is in written. One could say that I am English paper-based skills illiterate;)
Anyway, my question is whether any of you is or was (LL.M. applicants/graduates) in the same or similar situation? Do you see any chance for admission providing that other factors of my application are strong?
Many thanks in advance for your reply!
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LLMEFR

Hi Zuza

I got admitted few weeks ago under the early review program with 102 points in the Toefl. My admission is conditioned upon enrolling in a 4 week english language course given by Columbia in July 2015. So, I believe you do have chances of getting in, although I would give Toefl a second chance.

Hi Zuza

I got admitted few weeks ago under the early review program with 102 points in the Toefl. My admission is conditioned upon enrolling in a 4 week english language course given by Columbia in July 2015. So, I believe you do have chances of getting in, although I would give Toefl a second chance.
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lb.mx

Dear Zuza,

I am still in awaiting for Columbia's decision concerning my application, but if you feel uneasy and do not receive the response you expected in this post, you can review the Columbia - AppTracker (http://www.llm-guide.com/university/585/columbia-university-columbia-law-school-cls/apptracker) and go over each admitted student from previous years and see if any admitted student had a TOEFL below 100, which I believe is the minimum standard in most of the T-5 Universities. In a quick review, I see 102, 103, but I wasn't able to find anything under 100. I know it is tedious, but perhaps you will find any decision in your favor that can't be provided by the current applicants.

I've noticed in older posts that if Columbia isn't satisfied with your TOEFL they might ask you for an English Language Course, as LLMEFR said.

Best of luck!

Dear Zuza,

I am still in awaiting for Columbia's decision concerning my application, but if you feel uneasy and do not receive the response you expected in this post, you can review the Columbia - AppTracker (http://www.llm-guide.com/university/585/columbia-university-columbia-law-school-cls/apptracker) and go over each admitted student from previous years and see if any admitted student had a TOEFL below 100, which I believe is the minimum standard in most of the T-5 Universities. In a quick review, I see 102, 103, but I wasn't able to find anything under 100. I know it is tedious, but perhaps you will find any decision in your favor that can't be provided by the current applicants.

I've noticed in older posts that if Columbia isn't satisfied with your TOEFL they might ask you for an English Language Course, as LLMEFR said.

Best of luck!
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Joy Hopefu...

LLMEFR, did you apply on the early track? I applied on the regular track.
I have the same problem, Zuza, I am still trying the 105. I am expecting a new TOEFL result right now.
My best score so far is 102.Even though I have achieved 27 in all abilities (sometimes in 3 of them at the sametime).

Anyway, I was accepeted by Northwestern yesterday!

LLMEFR, did you apply on the early track? I applied on the regular track.
I have the same problem, Zuza, I am still trying the 105. I am expecting a new TOEFL result right now.
My best score so far is 102.Even though I have achieved 27 in all abilities (sometimes in 3 of them at the sametime).

Anyway, I was accepeted by Northwestern yesterday!
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zuza

Guys, Thank you for your replies! I consider retaking TOEFL next week. I only worry that the scores will not be delivered to CLS before the Committee starts to process my application.

Guys, Thank you for your replies! I consider retaking TOEFL next week. I only worry that the scores will not be delivered to CLS before the Committee starts to process my application.
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LLMEFR

LLMEFR, did you apply on the early track? I applied on the regular track.
I have the same problem, Zuza, I am still trying the 105. I am expecting a new TOEFL result right now.
My best score so far is 102.Even though I have achieved 27 in all abilities (sometimes in 3 of them at the sametime).

Anyway, I was accepeted by Northwestern yesterday!


Yes Joy Hopeful, I applied to the early review process.

<blockquote>LLMEFR, did you apply on the early track? I applied on the regular track.
I have the same problem, Zuza, I am still trying the 105. I am expecting a new TOEFL result right now.
My best score so far is 102.Even though I have achieved 27 in all abilities (sometimes in 3 of them at the sametime).

Anyway, I was accepeted by Northwestern yesterday!</blockquote>

Yes Joy Hopeful, I applied to the early review process.
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shimmer

Hi LLMEFR!

Hope you dont mind but can u pls share with us some of your credentials and work experience?

Hi LLMEFR!

Hope you dont mind but can u pls share with us some of your credentials and work experience?
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