Columbia LLM 2018-2019 Applicants


MJ1997-15

One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?

One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?
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JJ2017

I just got admitted through the normal cycle! Applied 30 November, got an email today offering admission. I didn’t get a call but they knew I was traveling (they emailed me several days ago requesting additional information). And even if they had called I would have been out of reception.

Surprised it was so quick to hear!

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.


I envy you. I got deferred to the regular cycle... still waiting for the result...checking email every morning.


I was doing the same - checking multiple times a day. But I got to a point where I told myself there was nothing more I could do and checking wouldn’t do anything (and caused more anxiety than it was worth!) - be patient, and good luck!!

[quote][quote]I just got admitted through the normal cycle! Applied 30 November, got an email today offering admission. I didn’t get a call but they knew I was traveling (they emailed me several days ago requesting additional information). And even if they had called I would have been out of reception.

Surprised it was so quick to hear!

Good luck to everyone else still waiting. [/quote]

I envy you. I got deferred to the regular cycle... still waiting for the result...checking email every morning. [/quote]

I was doing the same - checking multiple times a day. But I got to a point where I told myself there was nothing more I could do and checking wouldn’t do anything (and caused more anxiety than it was worth!) - be patient, and good luck!!
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tepp90

One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?


I wouldn't worry that much on the date you submitted your application.

The application status checker clearly states that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis: "Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your file. LL.M. decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we evaluate applications at random. The date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application, so you should not worry! We strive to give every candidate an answer by the end of April. If you replied through the Early Review Program, you will receive a decision by the end of December."

Unless you've applied through the Early Review Program, there's no need to worry if you still haven't heard from them.

Good luck to everyone!

[Edited by tepp90 on Jan 09, 2018]

[quote]One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?[/quote]

I wouldn't worry that much on the date you submitted your application.

The application status checker clearly states that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis: "Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your file. LL.M. decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we evaluate applications at random. The date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application, so you should not worry! We strive to give every candidate an answer by the end of April. If you replied through the Early Review Program, you will receive a decision by the end of December."

Unless you've applied through the Early Review Program, there's no need to worry if you still haven't heard from them.

Good luck to everyone!
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MJ1997-15

One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?


I wouldn't worry that much on the date you submitted your application.

The application status checker clearly states that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis: "Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your file. LL.M. decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we evaluate applications at random. The date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application, so you should not worry! We strive to give every candidate an answer by the end of April. If you replied through the Early Review Program, you will receive a decision by the end of December."

Unless you've applied through the Early Review Program, there's no need to worry if you still haven't heard from them.

Good luck to everyone!


Thank you.

[quote][quote]One cannot help but get anxious, I submitted my application on 5 December 2017 but have not yet received a response.

Is there any person who applied in December 2017 and has received a decision?[/quote]

I wouldn't worry that much on the date you submitted your application.

The application status checker clearly states that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis: "Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your file. LL.M. decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that we evaluate applications at random. The date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application, so you should not worry! We strive to give every candidate an answer by the end of April. If you replied through the Early Review Program, you will receive a decision by the end of December."

Unless you've applied through the Early Review Program, there's no need to worry if you still haven't heard from them.

Good luck to everyone![/quote]

Thank you.

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I just got admitted through the normal cycle! Applied 30 November, got an email today offering admission. I didn’t get a call but they knew I was traveling (they emailed me several days ago requesting additional information). And even if they had called I would have been out of reception.

Surprised it was so quick to hear!

Good luck to everyone else still waiting.


Big con! I applied on Oct. 31st, completed on Nov. 6th, no information yet...Columbia is my dream school, crossfingers...

[quote]I just got admitted through the normal cycle! Applied 30 November, got an email today offering admission. I didn’t get a call but they knew I was traveling (they emailed me several days ago requesting additional information). And even if they had called I would have been out of reception.

Surprised it was so quick to hear!

Good luck to everyone else still waiting. [/quote]

Big con! I applied on Oct. 31st, completed on Nov. 6th, no information yet...Columbia is my dream school, crossfingers...
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tepp90

Just a heads up, a friend of mine applied on the regular application cycle (mid-December) and was admitted yesterday. He received an email (no phone call).

Just a heads up, a friend of mine applied on the regular application cycle (mid-December) and was admitted yesterday. He received an email (no phone call).
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jacosi

Also a friend of mine who works in my law firm just received an offer of admission from CLS. She applied just a few days before the deadline.

Also a friend of mine who works in my law firm just received an offer of admission from CLS. She applied just a few days before the deadline.
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darthsid

Just a heads up, a friend of mine applied on the regular application cycle (mid-December) and was admitted yesterday. He received an email (no phone call).


Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks!

[quote]Just a heads up, a friend of mine applied on the regular application cycle (mid-December) and was admitted yesterday. He received an email (no phone call).[/quote]

Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks!
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tepp90



Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks!


Hey there siddharthas, his application was considered complete three days after he submitted his application. I think around December 13ish.

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Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks! [/quote]

Hey there siddharthas, his application was considered complete three days after he submitted his application. I think around December 13ish.
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Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks!


Hey there siddharthas, his application was considered complete three days after he submitted his application. I think around December 13ish.


One question! Will we be receiving an e-mail even if we did not get accepted? Just began worry that maybe I'm not receiving any emails because I did not get accepted!

[Edited by toomanynamesaretaken on Jan 25, 2018]

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Hey tepp! Could you please confirm when his application was considered complete after submission? Thanks! [/quote]

Hey there siddharthas, his application was considered complete three days after he submitted his application. I think around December 13ish.[/quote]

One question! Will we be receiving an e-mail even if we did not get accepted? Just began worry that maybe I'm not receiving any emails because I did not get accepted!
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kiera

Hi all. While some people (very few) may have heard back, most acceptances are sent out only in February. And February is right here! So fingers crossed, they will start rolling admission offers soon.

Hi all. While some people (very few) may have heard back, most acceptances are sent out only in February. And February is right here! So fingers crossed, they will start rolling admission offers soon.
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Got accepted on January 23rd. Applied a day before the deadline of the regular cycle. I didn't apply for financial aid.

Got accepted on January 23rd. Applied a day before the deadline of the regular cycle. I didn't apply for financial aid.



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fdmuir

I know this might be a delicate subject, but has anyone received a rejection from Columbia at this stage? Congratulations to all those who have been accepted, but I'm beginning to wonder if the longer we go without hearing anything, the more likely it is we haven't been successful.

I know this might be a delicate subject, but has anyone received a rejection from Columbia at this stage? Congratulations to all those who have been accepted, but I'm beginning to wonder if the longer we go without hearing anything, the more likely it is we haven't been successful.
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tepp90

I know this might be a delicate subject, but has anyone received a rejection from Columbia at this stage? Congratulations to all those who have been accepted, but I'm beginning to wonder if the longer we go without hearing anything, the more likely it is we haven't been successful.


I don't think so. It's still quite early and as stated on Columbia's Status Checker webpage applications are reviewed on a rolling basis ("Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April."). There's still plenty of time, just gotta be patient.

[quote]I know this might be a delicate subject, but has anyone received a rejection from Columbia at this stage? Congratulations to all those who have been accepted, but I'm beginning to wonder if the longer we go without hearing anything, the more likely it is we haven't been successful.[/quote]

I don't think so. It's still quite early and as stated on Columbia's Status Checker webpage applications are reviewed on a rolling basis ("Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April."). There's still plenty of time, just gotta be patient.


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Hi everyone,

I just received my admission to Columbia today! Good luck to everyone waiting!

Hi everyone,

I just received my admission to Columbia today! Good luck to everyone waiting!
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tepp90

Hi everyone,

I just received my admission to Columbia today! Good luck to everyone waiting!


Big congrats Cup of chamomile! Would you mind sharing with the rest when did you submit your application and when was it considered complete? Thanks!

[quote]Hi everyone,

I just received my admission to Columbia today! Good luck to everyone waiting![/quote]

Big congrats Cup of chamomile! Would you mind sharing with the rest when did you submit your application and when was it considered complete? Thanks!
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fdmuir

I'm beginning to develop a bit of a theory about the schools with rolling applications. I think it's all to do with ensuring they have an absolutely full cohort every year. After reviewing applications, I think they probably categorise them into three piles: 1. Definitely Yes, 2. Maybe, Wait and See, 3. Definitely No.

They send the Definitely Yes candidates admission offers straight away (hence the very quick turnaround on some of these decisions) to make sure that the top candidates know they are wanted at that school, because they're likely to be accepted into others. Then, based on whether they get the commitment from them or not, (probably after mid-March when Harvard has released its decision), they have a feel for how large their cohort is at that stage.

They take however many spots are left and offer them to the Maybe, Wait and See candidates until enough people accept their spots. That way they ensure they have an entirely full cohort.

I have this feeling that the whole rolling admissions operation is simply a way to make sure the Universities don't lose any money, but I could be wrong. Perhaps I'm just being overly-cynical. What do y'all think?

[Edited by fdmuir on Feb 01, 2018]

I'm beginning to develop a bit of a theory about the schools with rolling applications. I think it's all to do with ensuring they have an absolutely full cohort every year. After reviewing applications, I think they probably categorise them into three piles: 1. Definitely Yes, 2. Maybe, Wait and See, 3. Definitely No.

They send the Definitely Yes candidates admission offers straight away (hence the very quick turnaround on some of these decisions) to make sure that the top candidates know they are wanted at that school, because they're likely to be accepted into others. Then, based on whether they get the commitment from them or not, (probably after mid-March when Harvard has released its decision), they have a feel for how large their cohort is at that stage.

They take however many spots are left and offer them to the Maybe, Wait and See candidates until enough people accept their spots. That way they ensure they have an entirely full cohort.

I have this feeling that the whole rolling admissions operation is simply a way to make sure the Universities don't lose any money, but I could be wrong. Perhaps I'm just being overly-cynical. What do y'all think?
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msads1991

Hmm, in the alternative, I've heard that rolling admissions are done by country, so that the admissions committee can compare you with people who are held to relatively similar standards or are exposed to maybe the same environment or whatever.

Of course, no one can be sure. We can speculate all we want here. :)

Hmm, in the alternative, I've heard that rolling admissions are done by country, so that the admissions committee can compare you with people who are held to relatively similar standards or are exposed to maybe the same environment or whatever.

Of course, no one can be sure. We can speculate all we want here. :)
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CixinLiu

I submitted my application December 11, it was complete by midnight the same day (so December 12). Got admitted on January 29. Good luck to everyone!

I submitted my application December 11, it was complete by midnight the same day (so December 12). Got admitted on January 29. Good luck to everyone!
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I submitted my application December 11, it was complete by midnight the same day (so December 12). Got admitted on January 29. Good luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Guessing you applied via normal cycle?

[quote]I submitted my application December 11, it was complete by midnight the same day (so December 12). Got admitted on January 29. Good luck to everyone![/quote]

Congratulations! Guessing you applied via normal cycle?
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