Columbia admission process


ivan2006

I agree with you. The admissions staff at Columbia are ruining the university´s prestige among many would-be LLMs... I am sure that professors, etc., are a quite different thing, but the point is that in a competitive environment like the US education system, you can´t afford to that, even if you are Columbia. It seems, however, to be an Ivy League problem, as HLS and YLS did it quite bad as well... I guess joining an university is like becoming part of a club - and the point is: what kind of club would you like to be part of? That´s what happened to me with Georgetown: just like anushka, I feel bad about rejecting their offer, since they were really caring during the whole process: e-mails, meetings, Xmas cards, etc. I wish them well, and even though it´s hard to say no to CLS or HLS, I had made my mind about going to Georgetown if I weren´t accepted at NYU, which was my dream school... Thanks god NYU admissions people are behaving fine for the time being; otherwise I would give a second though about my decision...

P.S. LLM_Colombia, I´m from Spain.

I agree with you. The admissions staff at Columbia are ruining the university´s prestige among many would-be LLMs... I am sure that professors, etc., are a quite different thing, but the point is that in a competitive environment like the US education system, you can´t afford to that, even if you are Columbia. It seems, however, to be an Ivy League problem, as HLS and YLS did it quite bad as well... I guess joining an university is like becoming part of a club - and the point is: what kind of club would you like to be part of? That´s what happened to me with Georgetown: just like anushka, I feel bad about rejecting their offer, since they were really caring during the whole process: e-mails, meetings, Xmas cards, etc. I wish them well, and even though it´s hard to say no to CLS or HLS, I had made my mind about going to Georgetown if I weren´t accepted at NYU, which was my dream school... Thanks god NYU admissions people are behaving fine for the time being; otherwise I would give a second though about my decision...

P.S. LLM_Colombia, I´m from Spain.
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anushka

scotty: I applied for the Appel...but as you can see, i haven't even received an admissions decision as of yet...i think we're waitlisted or something...so how could i expect getting the Appel...

ivan: you totally know what im talking about...by the way, talking about nyu, could you enter the admitted students site? (i couldn't.) :T

scotty: I applied for the Appel...but as you can see, i haven't even received an admissions decision as of yet...i think we're waitlisted or something...so how could i expect getting the Appel...

ivan: you totally know what im talking about...by the way, talking about nyu, could you enter the admitted students site? (i couldn't.) :T
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ind_neo

hmm.... got into CLS yesterday...also got into NYU...
called up CLS to talk abt finances..... lady was sweet...kept on laughing...wanted perhaps to be blunt...but i was smarter in not tellin her what i wanted....

p.s.: anushka..i think with ur credentials...u wud get in...patience.

hmm.... got into CLS yesterday...also got into NYU...
called up CLS to talk abt finances..... lady was sweet...kept on laughing...wanted perhaps to be blunt...but i was smarter in not tellin her what i wanted....

p.s.: anushka..i think with ur credentials...u wud get in...patience.
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scotty

hey anushka...this is probably false hope...but i knw sumone who got the HR fellowship last year...n only got n admission in the 1st week of April...so, maybe...there's a teeny weeny hope...

hey anushka...this is probably false hope...but i knw sumone who got the HR fellowship last year...n only got n admission in the 1st week of April...so, maybe...there's a teeny weeny hope...
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anushka

At this point, I'm so used to waiting, I don't mind waiting some more...getting a fellowship besides being admitted to CLS would be simply amazing...But as I posted earlier, I'm planning on waiting only for a couple of weeks more...
(My reasons: it's not because I'm "impatient"...it's because you gotta enroll, pay the deposit, get the I-20, get an appointment to get the visa, look for housing, etc etc etc...and I really don't want to face all that altogether in the last minute.)
So I really hope I hear from CLS soon...

Btw, congrats to those admitted these days!

At this point, I'm so used to waiting, I don't mind waiting some more...getting a fellowship besides being admitted to CLS would be simply amazing...But as I posted earlier, I'm planning on waiting only for a couple of weeks more...
(My reasons: it's not because I'm "impatient"...it's because you gotta enroll, pay the deposit, get the I-20, get an appointment to get the visa, look for housing, etc etc etc...and I really don't want to face all that altogether in the last minute.)
So I really hope I hear from CLS soon...

Btw, congrats to those admitted these days!
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rocky

Hey you all,
I sent an email today to the admission office to tell them that I was in a difficult situation with regard to other universities and needed a quick answer.
I received an answer (rejection) but I don't think that they felt pressure. At least, now, I can make my choice.
Good luck to you.

Hey you all,
I sent an email today to the admission office to tell them that I was in a difficult situation with regard to other universities and needed a quick answer.
I received an answer (rejection) but I don't think that they felt pressure. At least, now, I can make my choice.
Good luck to you.
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tilidie

Did anyone admitted to CLS receive their official letter via ups or otherwise???
I was informed my admission by email on March 11, and have not received anything to date.
I am concerned about the deadline for deposit but getting no information!
BTW, I come from Taiwan.

Did anyone admitted to CLS receive their official letter via ups or otherwise???
I was informed my admission by email on March 11, and have not received anything to date.
I am concerned about the deadline for deposit but getting no information!
BTW, I come from Taiwan.
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ind_neo

they take arnd 2 weeks...call marietta..dnt wry abt deadline

they take arnd 2 weeks...call marietta..dnt wry abt deadline
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Echo66

The CLS informed me that they sent out the packet on March 8 via air mail, but I have received nothing so far. They told me that the deadline for deposit in my case is April 24.

The CLS informed me that they sent out the packet on March 8 via air mail, but I have received nothing so far. They told me that the deadline for deposit in my case is April 24.
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Cindy

I talked to someone who was admitted last year at Columbia for his LLM. He told me that he never received the packet; even if he was admitted, he got only an e-mail. He called them. They were very arrogant. He never received the letter of admission by mail. Then he decided to reject their offer and give his money to another school. I understand that. It is the same for whatever we buy, and maybe more in that case (the amount is so high!). I hope that you will have more chances.

I talked to someone who was admitted last year at Columbia for his LLM. He told me that he never received the packet; even if he was admitted, he got only an e-mail. He called them. They were very arrogant. He never received the letter of admission by mail. Then he decided to reject their offer and give his money to another school. I understand that. It is the same for whatever we buy, and maybe more in that case (the amount is so high!). I hope that you will have more chances.
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JPL

Anyone knows if the admission process is still on ? Does Columbia send out rejection emails too ?

Anyone knows if the admission process is still on ? Does Columbia send out rejection emails too ?
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anushka

According to a reply I got from CLS, the admission decisions are made till late April....so it should be still on.....
As far as I know - from other people's posts here in this board- they do send out rejection emails...

According to a reply I got from CLS, the admission decisions are made till late April....so it should be still on.....
As far as I know - from other people's posts here in this board- they do send out rejection emails...
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JPL

Thanks, Anushka!

Thanks, Anushka!
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scotty

Any admissions or rejections this week???...this is the last week...after that i ain't waiting...dun wanna do things in a crazy rush at the last moment...

Any admissions or rejections this week???...this is the last week...after that i ain't waiting...dun wanna do things in a crazy rush at the last moment...
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JPL

All this waiting is so stressful. Anyone heard from Columbia lately ?

All this waiting is so stressful. Anyone heard from Columbia lately ?
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anc2006

Did any Brazilian get admission or rejection?

Did any Brazilian get admission or rejection?
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acm123

I heard from them yesterday. I am in... Good luck to all of you in such a stressful process...

I heard from them yesterday. I am in... Good luck to all of you in such a stressful process...
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Paula0812

I'm from Brazil and I'm still waiting...

I'm from Brazil and I'm still waiting...
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I got my admission today. I´m brazilian and I also was admitted to NYU Corporate LLM. I just applied for this 2 law schools. Best wishes and good lucK !!!

I got my admission today. I´m brazilian and I also was admitted to NYU Corporate LLM. I just applied for this 2 law schools. Best wishes and good lucK !!!
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Sara82

hey everyone, anyone heard from CLS lately...is there a point in waiting???

hey everyone, anyone heard from CLS lately...is there a point in waiting???
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