Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


LLM2015/16

Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX

Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX
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imnc

Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX


I have the same situation. No further news received for the financial aid and it is bit worrying. I saw one post from someone who says he has a $20.000 waiver so it is quite a surprise!

<blockquote>Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX</blockquote>

I have the same situation. No further news received for the financial aid and it is bit worrying. I saw one post from someone who says he has a $20.000 waiver so it is quite a surprise!
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LLM2015/16

Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX


I have the same situation. No further news received for the financial aid and it is bit worrying. I saw one post from someone who says he has a $20.000 waiver so it is quite a surprise!


I wrote an email to the office of graduate studies asking about this. Will update as soon as they reply.
If you or anyone here have some more info on this matter - please share.

Regarding the 20K fee waiver - this is great! I know that for Columbia this is a generous offer.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I was admitted in late December (early review) but since financial aid decision had not been made then I was unable to make the deposit payment. In a short correspondence with the admissions office I was told to wait until the fin decision is made because they don't want candidates to commit before they have full info regarding their financial obligations.
I have not heard on this subject since.

Does anyone else have a similar situation?

TNX</blockquote>

I have the same situation. No further news received for the financial aid and it is bit worrying. I saw one post from someone who says he has a $20.000 waiver so it is quite a surprise!</blockquote>

I wrote an email to the office of graduate studies asking about this. Will update as soon as they reply.
If you or anyone here have some more info on this matter - please share.

Regarding the 20K fee waiver - this is great! I know that for Columbia this is a generous offer.
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shimmer

Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions?

Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions?
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LLM2015/16

Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions?


Not yet. Waiting to receive a reply from the Graduate Studies Office to my email in this regard. Will update you guys.

<blockquote>Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions? </blockquote>

Not yet. Waiting to receive a reply from the Graduate Studies Office to my email in this regard. Will update you guys.
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LLM2015/16

Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions?


UPDATE:
I just spoke with the GLS office on this matter. The lady told me that all decisions regarding financial aid will be made until April 1st so hold tight and good luck.

<blockquote>Hi! Any information from Columbia's Office of Graduate Legal Studies regarding financial aid decisions? </blockquote>

UPDATE:
I just spoke with the GLS office on this matter. The lady told me that all decisions regarding financial aid will be made until April 1st so hold tight and good luck.
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shimmer

Thanks! Do you have any information as to the average grant? One person already said that he received a 20,000 USD fee waiver.

Thanks! Do you have any information as to the average grant? One person already said that he received a 20,000 USD fee waiver.
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LLM2015/16

Thanks! Do you have any information as to the average grant? One person already said that he received a 20,000 USD fee waiver.


I am not an expert but 20K is very good. Usually they give nothing because the demand for seats is bery high so if someone is unable to afford the studies, they have many good replacements. Also they believe that after graduation your employability is high to they assume that you can take student loans.

I know that sometimes they give 10K and that the highest I am aware of is 30K, which someone I personally know got.

<blockquote>Thanks! Do you have any information as to the average grant? One person already said that he received a 20,000 USD fee waiver. </blockquote>

I am not an expert but 20K is very good. Usually they give nothing because the demand for seats is bery high so if someone is unable to afford the studies, they have many good replacements. Also they believe that after graduation your employability is high to they assume that you can take student loans.

I know that sometimes they give 10K and that the highest I am aware of is 30K, which someone I personally know got.
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shimmer

Thanks! Do you mind if you share with us the credentials/ work experience of that person who obtained 30K USD fee waiver? Just so we can have an idea of what CLS expects.. Thank you very much

Thanks! Do you mind if you share with us the credentials/ work experience of that person who obtained 30K USD fee waiver? Just so we can have an idea of what CLS expects.. Thank you very much
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LLM2015/16

Thanks! Do you mind if you share with us the credentials/ work experience of that person who obtained 30K USD fee waiver? Just so we can have an idea of what CLS expects.. Thank you very much


I met this person shortly after I applied for the program so my knowledge is only based on seeing his admission letter and the facts he told me. This person studied at CLS in 2011/12.
At the time of his application, he had one year of working experience with the District Attorney Office in his country. He was in the top 10% of his class at the undergraduate school (not in the top 5%) and had a teaching and research assistant work experience during his studies. One notable thing I remember was an article that he published together with a professor from his undergrad school.
This is all I know. I am not sure whether this 30K was a merit-based scholarship or a financial aid grant.
Hope this helps, although I find no sufficient evidence to explain the high amount.

<blockquote>Thanks! Do you mind if you share with us the credentials/ work experience of that person who obtained 30K USD fee waiver? Just so we can have an idea of what CLS expects.. Thank you very much</blockquote>

I met this person shortly after I applied for the program so my knowledge is only based on seeing his admission letter and the facts he told me. This person studied at CLS in 2011/12.
At the time of his application, he had one year of working experience with the District Attorney Office in his country. He was in the top 10% of his class at the undergraduate school (not in the top 5%) and had a teaching and research assistant work experience during his studies. One notable thing I remember was an article that he published together with a professor from his undergrad school.
This is all I know. I am not sure whether this 30K was a merit-based scholarship or a financial aid grant.
Hope this helps, although I find no sufficient evidence to explain the high amount.
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Cacao

Just got a new mail.

Just got a new mail.
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shimmer

Is that an offer of admission or updates on financial aid?

Is that an offer of admission or updates on financial aid?
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shimmer

Does anyone know the reason for the delay in the financial aid decisions of CLS? Are they waiting for the decision of HLS?

Does anyone know the reason for the delay in the financial aid decisions of CLS? Are they waiting for the decision of HLS?
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TS2227

Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done?

Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done?
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GP1981

Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done?


The website says admission decisions will be made in rolling basis and the final word of rejection would be latest in late April. And so I don't think all of the 'seats' have been offered.

It has indeed been a while since we last heard of admission results. Perhaps CLS Graduate Office is on spring break leave?

Does anybody know how many seats typically being offered for CLS LLM program?

<blockquote>Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done? </blockquote>

The website says admission decisions will be made in rolling basis and the final word of rejection would be latest in late April. And so I don't think all of the 'seats' have been offered.

It has indeed been a while since we last heard of admission results. Perhaps CLS Graduate Office is on spring break leave?

Does anybody know how many seats typically being offered for CLS LLM program?
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TS2227

Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done?


The website says admission decisions will be made in rolling basis and the final word of rejection would be latest in late April. And so I don't think all of the 'seats' have been offered.

It has indeed been a while since we last heard of admission results. Perhaps CLS Graduate Office is on spring break leave?

Does anybody know how many seats typically being offered for CLS LLM program?


Thanks for the reply! Lets hope the seats are still available and the wait isn't a disappointing one

<blockquote><blockquote>Does anyone know if all the decisions regarding admissions/acceptance in CLS have been done? </blockquote>

The website says admission decisions will be made in rolling basis and the final word of rejection would be latest in late April. And so I don't think all of the 'seats' have been offered.

It has indeed been a while since we last heard of admission results. Perhaps CLS Graduate Office is on spring break leave?

Does anybody know how many seats typically being offered for CLS LLM program?
</blockquote>

Thanks for the reply! Lets hope the seats are still available and the wait isn't a disappointing one
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Student H

Hello everybody. Still waiting for the financial aid decision. I was admitted during December. Cannot wait any longer as I really need financial assistance from Columbia. Does anybody who was admitted through early review program was informed about financial aid??????

Hello everybody. Still waiting for the financial aid decision. I was admitted during December. Cannot wait any longer as I really need financial assistance from Columbia. Does anybody who was admitted through early review program was informed about financial aid??????
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Charlie.Z

Dear everyone, just wondering if any of you who got admitted has a toefl score below the 105 line?I have a 104 and I am really nervous for the chances (as CLS states this would cause adversely impact) to get in. Thanks!

Dear everyone, just wondering if any of you who got admitted has a toefl score below the 105 line?I have a 104 and I am really nervous for the chances (as CLS states this would cause adversely impact) to get in. Thanks!
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bluecrown

Dear everyone, just wondering if any of you who got admitted has a toefl score below the 105 line?I have a 104 and I am really nervous for the chances (as CLS states this would cause adversely impact) to get in. Thanks!


Columbia accepts LLM applicants with a TOEFL score lower than 105, provided that your other credentials meet their requirements (this is I believe the same with Harvard and NYU). They will however require you to attend a crash course on English (on campus) for free but which will require you to be in New York earlier than the scheduled start of the school year. This would entail more overhead expenses (rent, food, etc.). Hope that helps.

<blockquote>Dear everyone, just wondering if any of you who got admitted has a toefl score below the 105 line?I have a 104 and I am really nervous for the chances (as CLS states this would cause adversely impact) to get in. Thanks!</blockquote>

Columbia accepts LLM applicants with a TOEFL score lower than 105, provided that your other credentials meet their requirements (this is I believe the same with Harvard and NYU). They will however require you to attend a crash course on English (on campus) for free but which will require you to be in New York earlier than the scheduled start of the school year. This would entail more overhead expenses (rent, food, etc.). Hope that helps.
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Charlie.Z

It really helps! Thank you so much, bluecrown.

It really helps! Thank you so much, bluecrown.
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