Columbia admission process


anushka

sarah: i waited this long and i was thinkin about waiting a bit more, but im thinking of sending them a fax with letters of admission from other universities hoping to expedite the review of my file...b/c if its going to be a rejection, id rather have it now and not at the end of the month, having to rush with NYU enrollment and housing (quite an important issue right now)

sarah: i waited this long and i was thinkin about waiting a bit more, but im thinking of sending them a fax with letters of admission from other universities hoping to expedite the review of my file...b/c if its going to be a rejection, id rather have it now and not at the end of the month, having to rush with NYU enrollment and housing (quite an important issue right now)
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Acknow

Anushka, let me say that this is exactly what you should do. I did the same and I received CLS answer two days later. GOOD LUCK!

Anushka, let me say that this is exactly what you should do. I did the same and I received CLS answer two days later. GOOD LUCK!
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terrie

Anushka, pl let us know the reply . Thanks !

Anushka, pl let us know the reply . Thanks !
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green

Can anyone pl let us know the deadline for appilcation for housing at Columbia ? By the time Columbia replies there would be no in-campus housing left so don't want to take a risk to wait.

Can anyone pl let us know the deadline for appilcation for housing at Columbia ? By the time Columbia replies there would be no in-campus housing left so don't want to take a risk to wait.
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anushka

I sent the fax today...let's see what (and when) they reply...
I'll keep you guys posted.

I sent the fax today...let's see what (and when) they reply...
I'll keep you guys posted.
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JDI

What happens when you call them directly? I tried calling just now but was on hold too long so I hung up.

What happens when you call them directly? I tried calling just now but was on hold too long so I hung up.
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anushka

long distance calls are not too appealing at the moment when i can send faxes from my office...lol...btw, i have no idea if they got my fax...total silence...but that, i understand...simply hoping i hear from them soon...that is to say, by next week.

long distance calls are not too appealing at the moment when i can send faxes from my office...lol...btw, i have no idea if they got my fax...total silence...but that, i understand...simply hoping i hear from them soon...that is to say, by next week.
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Lenny

Good luck anushka!!!! Please keep us informed!! Best regards,

Good luck anushka!!!! Please keep us informed!! Best regards,
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terrie

To all those who have been admitted to CLS, can you pl let us know the deadline for housing ? Thankyou.

To all those who have been admitted to CLS, can you pl let us know the deadline for housing ? Thankyou.
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scotty

hey anushka...any news yet??? am tired waiting...am going to fax them my offer letters too...n hopefully they'll bother...will they???

hey anushka...any news yet??? am tired waiting...am going to fax them my offer letters too...n hopefully they'll bother...will they???
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anushka

scotty: no news yet...nothing...
gonna wait for a week, and if there are still no news next week, then i'm sending my enrollment form to NYU...can't waste more time "paralyzed" because of CLS's silence.

scotty: no news yet...nothing...
gonna wait for a week, and if there are still no news next week, then i'm sending my enrollment form to NYU...can't waste more time "paralyzed" because of CLS's silence.
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coco

anushka,

Why not simply call them? It is far more direct than sending a fax.

Good luck.

anushka,

Why not simply call them? It is far more direct than sending a fax.

Good luck.
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terrie

Do you think it wise to 'bother' them ? Maybe they want to feel "comfortable" about the application before sending an email ?

Do you think it wise to 'bother' them ? Maybe they want to feel "comfortable" about the application before sending an email ?
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Mariya

Hi, everyone, I am in the same situation and I paid my deposit to Georgetown to keep my place / deadline April 3/, but I prefer Columbia - it is not fair. Next payment is after 4 weeks and I hope to have an answer from Columbia until then:)

Hi, everyone, I am in the same situation and I paid my deposit to Georgetown to keep my place / deadline April 3/, but I prefer Columbia - it is not fair. Next payment is after 4 weeks and I hope to have an answer from Columbia until then:)
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coco

I honestly don't think a polite phone call would hurt.

I honestly don't think a polite phone call would hurt.
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djvakil

hi Anushka and other applicants waiting for news from columbia:)

don't even bother about faxes and telephones. most colleges are severely understaffed.........more so during admission times.

i sent an email along with a JPEG scan of my admission letters. i got a reply from marrietta informing me of my admission within 48 hours.

please be sure to include jpeg scans of ur admission letters to verify the details. wish u guys best of luck!

hi Anushka and other applicants waiting for news from columbia:)

don't even bother about faxes and telephones. most colleges are severely understaffed.........more so during admission times.

i sent an email along with a JPEG scan of my admission letters. i got a reply from marrietta informing me of my admission within 48 hours.

please be sure to include jpeg scans of ur admission letters to verify the details. wish u guys best of luck!
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Salomon

hi Anushka and other applicants waiting for news from columbia:)

don't even bother about faxes and telephones. most colleges are severely understaffed.........more so during admission times.

i sent an email along with a JPEG scan of my admission letters. i got a reply from marrietta informing me of my admission within 48 hours.

please be sure to include jpeg scans of ur admission letters to verify the details. wish u guys best of luck!


May I ask you where you had been admitted (apart from Columbia) ?

<blockquote>hi Anushka and other applicants waiting for news from columbia:)

don't even bother about faxes and telephones. most colleges are severely understaffed.........more so during admission times.

i sent an email along with a JPEG scan of my admission letters. i got a reply from marrietta informing me of my admission within 48 hours.

please be sure to include jpeg scans of ur admission letters to verify the details. wish u guys best of luck!</blockquote>

May I ask you where you had been admitted (apart from Columbia) ?
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djvakil

hi saloman,

my "big admit" was the Fulbright-Case Fellowship Grant...... which is a full tuition waiver plus living expenses, med insurance, books, flight fare etc.

what i was seeking to stress earlier is that email might be a better way to getting thru the staff at columbia ...who in my experience have been very cordial and efficient thus far. i did get this reply within 48 hours of my email asking them to expedite my review...........sadly no aid:(

Dear Mr. __________:
I am pleased to inform you of your admission to Columbia University School of Law's 2006-2007 LL.M. program. Regretfully, we are unable to offer you any financial assistance. You were not awarded the 2006-2007 Appel Fellowship. It was a difficult decision. While we were impressed with your academic and professional credentials, there was a large pool of extremely qualified applicants. Unfortunately, we could only accept a small number of applicants. While we could not offer you the fellowship, we sincerely hope you will be part of our Class of 2006. Your deadline for receipt of the $500. tuition deposit is May 6, 2006.A formal letter will be sent to you next week. In the meantime, you can obtain information about the Law School and the University from our web sites: www.law.columbia.edu and www.columbia.edu. To access the Admitted Students website, go to http://www1.law.columbia.edu/llm_jsd/llmjsd_admitted . Click on Login for Admitted GLS Students Home Page. When prompted, enter the following case-sensitive information exactly as follows:

User name: Password:

We hope that you will be joining the 2006-2007 LL.M. Program.

Sincerely,

Marietta LaFargue
Graduate Legal Studies Coordinator
William & June Warren Hall, Room 611
1125 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
gls@law.columbia.edu
(212) 854-2655

For: Sylvia T. Polo
Dean
Graduate Legal Studies
Columbia Law School

hi saloman,

my "big admit" was the Fulbright-Case Fellowship Grant...... which is a full tuition waiver plus living expenses, med insurance, books, flight fare etc.

what i was seeking to stress earlier is that email might be a better way to getting thru the staff at columbia ...who in my experience have been very cordial and efficient thus far. i did get this reply within 48 hours of my email asking them to expedite my review...........sadly no aid:(

Dear Mr. __________:
I am pleased to inform you of your admission to Columbia University School of Law's 2006-2007 LL.M. program. Regretfully, we are unable to offer you any financial assistance. You were not awarded the 2006-2007 Appel Fellowship. It was a difficult decision. While we were impressed with your academic and professional credentials, there was a large pool of extremely qualified applicants. Unfortunately, we could only accept a small number of applicants. While we could not offer you the fellowship, we sincerely hope you will be part of our Class of 2006. Your deadline for receipt of the $500. tuition deposit is May 6, 2006.A formal letter will be sent to you next week. In the meantime, you can obtain information about the Law School and the University from our web sites: www.law.columbia.edu and www.columbia.edu. To access the Admitted Students website, go to http://www1.law.columbia.edu/llm_jsd/llmjsd_admitted . Click on “Login for Admitted GLS Students Home Page.” When prompted, enter the following case-sensitive information exactly as follows:

User name: Password:

We hope that you will be joining the 2006-2007 LL.M. Program.

Sincerely,

Marietta LaFargue
Graduate Legal Studies Coordinator
William & June Warren Hall, Room 611
1125 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
gls@law.columbia.edu
(212) 854-2655

For: Sylvia T. Polo
Dean
Graduate Legal Studies
Columbia Law School
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anushka

djvakil: congrats!
Will you be attending CLS?

As for me, still no news after the faxes I sent two days ago.

djvakil: congrats!
Will you be attending CLS?

As for me, still no news after the faxes I sent two days ago.
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djvakil

djvakil: congrats!
Will you be attending CLS?

As for me, still no news after the faxes I sent two days ago.


anushka: its a tough call. zero aid! i'm caught between the fulbright fellowship that pays for everything and has great reputation versus the "ivvy" tag of columbia which costs an arm and a leg:)

i would suggest u following up ur fax with an email. a lil pressure never hurt! i'm sure they'd understand its just a prospective students axienty.

<blockquote>djvakil: congrats!
Will you be attending CLS?

As for me, still no news after the faxes I sent two days ago.</blockquote>

anushka: its a tough call. zero aid! i'm caught between the fulbright fellowship that pays for everything and has great reputation versus the "ivvy" tag of columbia which costs an arm and a leg:)

i would suggest u following up ur fax with an email. a lil pressure never hurt! i'm sure they'd understand its just a prospective students axienty.
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