Columbia admission process


Castel

TFC, maybe other schools haven't finished their application proceedings, but I'm positive they have already, at this point, provided the applicants with one of these responses: admitted, rejected or waitlisted.

I've applied to 5 different schools and received replies from 4 of them timely. I sent my application to CLS on November and it was declared "complete" by CLS on December 6. On a rolling-basis system, I believe I should have already gotten a response, even if I was waitlisted. I paid a fee to have my application revised and I have the right to have a response within a reasonable timeframe.

Let's face it: whatever answer CLS send me right now is completely useless. I've already made my decision (forced by CLS incompetence) and, even if CLS accepted me now, I wouldn't have time to make all visa arrangements (and I'm positive CLS admissions office knows that this happens in several countries).

So, although I respect that you are really happy with the education you're getting from CLS and although I'm sure it is indeed and excellent school, please don't tell me that CLS admission proceeding is the same as any other school. It is not. It is WAY worse. The admission office shows absolutely NO respect towards applicants.

I will definetely advise future friends/attorneys not to apply to CLS unless its their dream school. It's money tossed down the toilet.



Paula, I absolutely agree. In my case, it was a total waste of money, and what it is worse, time and effort (not to mention that people who wrote my letters of recommendation can´t understand that I didn´t even received and answer).
That´s why I am very happy with my decision of enrolling NYU. I think I made the appropiate choice, even I if I would have been actually admitted to CLS.

<blockquote>TFC, maybe other schools haven't finished their application proceedings, but I'm positive they have already, at this point, provided the applicants with one of these responses: admitted, rejected or waitlisted.

I've applied to 5 different schools and received replies from 4 of them timely. I sent my application to CLS on November and it was declared "complete" by CLS on December 6. On a rolling-basis system, I believe I should have already gotten a response, even if I was waitlisted. I paid a fee to have my application revised and I have the right to have a response within a reasonable timeframe.

Let's face it: whatever answer CLS send me right now is completely useless. I've already made my decision (forced by CLS incompetence) and, even if CLS accepted me now, I wouldn't have time to make all visa arrangements (and I'm positive CLS admissions office knows that this happens in several countries).

So, although I respect that you are really happy with the education you're getting from CLS and although I'm sure it is indeed and excellent school, please don't tell me that CLS admission proceeding is the same as any other school. It is not. It is WAY worse. The admission office shows absolutely NO respect towards applicants.

I will definetely advise future friends/attorneys not to apply to CLS unless its their dream school. It's money tossed down the toilet.</blockquote>



Paula, I absolutely agree. In my case, it was a total waste of money, and what it is worse, time and effort (not to mention that people who wrote my letters of recommendation can´t understand that I didn´t even received and answer).
That´s why I am very happy with my decision of enrolling NYU. I think I made the appropiate choice, even I if I would have been actually admitted to CLS.
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Lenny

The rolling basis process seems to be true! I was admitted yesterday, May 1. I was never waitlisted and my deadline deposit is 19th of May. Good luck to everybody!!

The rolling basis process seems to be true! I was admitted yesterday, May 1. I was never waitlisted and my deadline deposit is 19th of May. Good luck to everybody!!
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aragorn

admitted this friday!
Hope to see you guys soon.

admitted this friday!
Hope to see you guys soon.
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dada

GOT admitted too. See you at the university. From Thailand.
Does anyone go to the english course at gls?

GOT admitted too. See you at the university. From Thailand.
Does anyone go to the english course at gls?
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Pablo

Hi guys! I got my "Admission Status" email last Friday. I was admitted, however, without any financial assistance. Did anybody hear about/get the Appel Fellowship or financial assistant. I'm curious whether they grant them this year...

Hi guys! I got my "Admission Status" email last Friday. I was admitted, however, without any financial assistance. Did anybody hear about/get the Appel Fellowship or financial assistant. I'm curious whether they grant them this year...
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Sofi

Has anyone been rejected or waitlisted lately?

Has anyone been rejected or waitlisted lately?
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scotty

well, for whatever its worth, got in last friday too...no aid...so am going to NYU as had accepted their offer...n the appel fellowship is out...

well, for whatever its worth, got in last friday too...no aid...so am going to NYU as had accepted their offer...n the appel fellowship is out...
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kvdh10

The Appel F. was awarded a couple of weeks ago. Last friday I got a 10.000 USD grant. Hope that helps.

The Appel F. was awarded a couple of weeks ago. Last friday I got a 10.000 USD grant. Hope that helps.
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Kaya

hey is there anyone who has got accepted to columbia without any work ex?

hey is there anyone who has got accepted to columbia without any work ex?
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CristianeK

Anyboby else with no answer from Columbia at all?

Anyboby else with no answer from Columbia at all?
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Sofi

I am still waiting. Who else?

I am still waiting. Who else?
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Gio

Still waiting, too

Still waiting, too
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LLM_Brazil

Accepted on May 1st, I rejected their offer today. Will attend NYU next fall.

One spot open for those of you who are still waiting.

Accepted on May 1st, I rejected their offer today. Will attend NYU next fall.

One spot open for those of you who are still waiting.
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CristianeK

LLM_Brazil, since I am also from Brazil I am curious to know how did u rejected Columbia's offer? email or regular mail?

LLM_Brazil, since I am also from Brazil I am curious to know how did u rejected Columbia's offer? email or regular mail?
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Map

Hello LLM_Brazil e CristianeK,
I am also from Brazil, and also going to NYU, which program r u two in?
CristianeK, going to NYU also?

By the way, I send my "rejection" letter to NU and U of Chicago by e-mail!

Até.

Hello LLM_Brazil e CristianeK,
I am also from Brazil, and also going to NYU, which program r u two in?
CristianeK, going to NYU also?

By the way, I send my "rejection" letter to NU and U of Chicago by e-mail!

Até.
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ivan2006

This is really funny - after almost 6 months after I sent my application, Columbia sends me this e-mail:

Dear Mr. ****:

Please forgive the delay in processing your application to Columbia's LL.M. program. The committee is meeting today to review a final round of files, and would like to know whether you have made plans to go elsewhere or whether you might still be interested in attending Columbia next year.

Please advise.

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

Should I bother to send an answer or should I wait 6 months as well?

This is really funny - after almost 6 months after I sent my application, Columbia sends me this e-mail:

Dear Mr. ****:

Please forgive the delay in processing your application to Columbia's LL.M. program. The committee is meeting today to review a final round of files, and would like to know whether you have made plans to go elsewhere or whether you might still be interested in attending Columbia next year.

Please advise.

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

Should I bother to send an answer or should I wait 6 months as well?
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Castel

I received the same e-mail last thursday.
I couldn´t believe my eyes.
In my case, I didn´t answered, and I think I won´t do it, at least until christmas.

I received the same e-mail last thursday.
I couldn´t believe my eyes.
In my case, I didn´t answered, and I think I won´t do it, at least until christmas.
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Sofi

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Cynic1995

Frankly, they are a bunch of clowns. I recommend that you respond saying "of course i am still interested", let them admit you and then don't respond to them for 6 months.
See you at NYU!
Cynic1995

Frankly, they are a bunch of clowns. I recommend that you respond saying "of course i am still interested", let them admit you and then don't respond to them for 6 months.
See you at NYU!
Cynic1995
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bee

any news from columbia lately regarding the admission process? I am on the waiting list and I don´t know if I still should have hope to receive any kind of answer from them at this point.

any news from columbia lately regarding the admission process? I am on the waiting list and I don´t know if I still should have hope to receive any kind of answer from them at this point.
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