Columbia LLM - 2020-2021 Applicants


Chamomile

Hi All!

I still haven't from Admissions on my application. I have applied to limited places, so as such do not have any impending deadline within next week. In such a circumstance, should I still write for expedited decisions given that impending deadline doesn't fall withing a week (as stated their email).

If any of you were similarly placed, and still went ahead with writing to Admissions, pl guide on their response.

Thanks.


Hi, I was in a similar place. I wrote to them twice for an expedited decision on financial aid as I was worried I won't be able to secure a place by paying the deposit on April 1. But I got the same standard response with the link for expedited decision which also asked not to send multiple emails. I still haven't heard from them on the aid decision. You could try sending an email but I'm not sure it'll help.

[quote]Hi All!

I still haven't from Admissions on my application. I have applied to limited places, so as such do not have any impending deadline within next week. In such a circumstance, should I still write for expedited decisions given that impending deadline doesn't fall withing a week (as stated their email).

If any of you were similarly placed, and still went ahead with writing to Admissions, pl guide on their response.

Thanks. [/quote]

Hi, I was in a similar place. I wrote to them twice for an expedited decision on financial aid as I was worried I won't be able to secure a place by paying the deposit on April 1. But I got the same standard response with the link for expedited decision which also asked not to send multiple emails. I still haven't heard from them on the aid decision. You could try sending an email but I'm not sure it'll help.
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ikaikahn

What is going on with CLS? They've completely ghosted! I've sent them countless emails leading up to my deadline for another scholarship and haven't received a single response. I understand that times are difficult in NY right now but at least other schools are responding to emails! I received my acceptance on January 24 and since then, nothing. Its been two months. Unbelievable!

What is going on with CLS? They've completely ghosted! I've sent them countless emails leading up to my deadline for another scholarship and haven't received a single response. I understand that times are difficult in NY right now but at least other schools are responding to emails! I received my acceptance on January 24 and since then, nothing. Its been two months. Unbelievable!
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Hey guys! I was wondering if any of the admitted students were still considering going to Columbia in August despite the whole covid situation. Nyc is not getting any better and I doubt everything will go back to normal by fall. Don’t think it’s worth it to pay that much money for online classes.. what do you guys think?

Hey guys! I was wondering if any of the admitted students were still considering going to Columbia in August despite the whole covid situation. Nyc is not getting any better and I doubt everything will go back to normal by fall. Don’t think it’s worth it to pay that much money for online classes.. what do you guys think?
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edx

Hey guys! I was wondering if any of the admitted students were still considering going to Columbia in August despite the whole covid situation. Nyc is not getting any better and I doubt everything will go back to normal by fall. Don’t think it’s worth it to pay that much money for online classes.. what do you guys think?


Hi, I have been contemplating the same - see absolute no value in investing so much money in Columbia if the classes and the LLM experience as a whole is not going to be business as usual. Besides, I doubt if thousands of students from around the world will be allowed to even enter NYC in the next few months, considering that the city is gonna take some time to recuperate. But these are just my thoughts, I'm yet to pay the second deposit.

[quote]Hey guys! I was wondering if any of the admitted students were still considering going to Columbia in August despite the whole covid situation. Nyc is not getting any better and I doubt everything will go back to normal by fall. Don’t think it’s worth it to pay that much money for online classes.. what do you guys think?[/quote]

Hi, I have been contemplating the same - see absolute no value in investing so much money in Columbia if the classes and the LLM experience as a whole is not going to be business as usual. Besides, I doubt if thousands of students from around the world will be allowed to even enter NYC in the next few months, considering that the city is gonna take some time to recuperate. But these are just my thoughts, I'm yet to pay the second deposit.
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LSCH

What is going on with CLS? They've completely ghosted! I've sent them countless emails leading up to my deadline for another scholarship and haven't received a single response. I understand that times are difficult in NY right now but at least other schools are responding to emails! I received my acceptance on January 24 and since then, nothing. Its been two months. Unbelievable!


Same thing here. No response to my emails.

Despite initially being my first choice, the Covid-19 situation makes it increasingly likely that I will choose another university, since I doubt that NY will recover in time and I don't want to postpone my LLM.

It is a shame since Columbia and NYU have great programs and I'm not sure what to do or how to evaluate this new situation.

[quote]What is going on with CLS? They've completely ghosted! I've sent them countless emails leading up to my deadline for another scholarship and haven't received a single response. I understand that times are difficult in NY right now but at least other schools are responding to emails! I received my acceptance on January 24 and since then, nothing. Its been two months. Unbelievable![/quote]

Same thing here. No response to my emails.

Despite initially being my first choice, the Covid-19 situation makes it increasingly likely that I will choose another university, since I doubt that NY will recover in time and I don't want to postpone my LLM.

It is a shame since Columbia and NYU have great programs and I'm not sure what to do or how to evaluate this new situation.

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LLMEL

Hey guys! what would be the alternative of Columbia for you? a California/other State based program? deferring the enrolment for next year (I don't even know if this is possible)?
I don't know what to expect regarding FinAid/scholarships. And without one plus Covid situation in NYC, no Columbia for me...

Hey guys! what would be the alternative of Columbia for you? a California/other State based program? deferring the enrolment for next year (I don't even know if this is possible)?
I don't know what to expect regarding FinAid/scholarships. And without one plus Covid situation in NYC, no Columbia for me...
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LSCH

Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.

Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.
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Cecilia123

Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.


Congrats!!! I’m still waiting on a scholarship decision, hopefully I hear from them soon

[quote]Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.[/quote]

Congrats!!! I’m still waiting on a scholarship decision, hopefully I hear from them soon
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milli21

Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.


Hey thats brilliant! Congratulations. I am still awaiting a decision from their end. In fact, I sent them an e-mail early this week asking for a status update, they stated that they will let me know shortly.

Deadlines for other colleges are month end, so I am just wondering now.

[quote]Hey guys. Just FYI, I *finally* got my acceptance email from Columbia today, in case some of you were, like me, still waiting. No info on scholarships though.[/quote]

Hey thats brilliant! Congratulations. I am still awaiting a decision from their end. In fact, I sent them an e-mail early this week asking for a status update, they stated that they will let me know shortly.

Deadlines for other colleges are month end, so I am just wondering now.
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LSCH

Hey guys! what would be the alternative of Columbia for you? a California/other State based program? deferring the enrolment for next year (I don't even know if this is possible)?
I don't know what to expect regarding FinAid/scholarships. And without one plus Covid situation in NYC, no Columbia for me...


Yeah, I was thinking California (UCLA has given me a scholarship) or Georgetown (if they give me $$, no word yet) - With the financial situation being what it is, scholarships and aid have become very important for my decision (more than I was anticipating before the crisis) and Columbia has not given me a decision on aid yet. We'll see.

[quote]Hey guys! what would be the alternative of Columbia for you? a California/other State based program? deferring the enrolment for next year (I don't even know if this is possible)?
I don't know what to expect regarding FinAid/scholarships. And without one plus Covid situation in NYC, no Columbia for me...[/quote]

Yeah, I was thinking California (UCLA has given me a scholarship) or Georgetown (if they give me $$, no word yet) - With the financial situation being what it is, scholarships and aid have become very important for my decision (more than I was anticipating before the crisis) and Columbia has not given me a decision on aid yet. We'll see.
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HI, have any of the admitted students who did not get the financial decisions prior to the 1st April deadline, still awaiting for the financial aid decisions and have not submitted the deposit yet?

HI, have any of the admitted students who did not get the financial decisions prior to the 1st April deadline, still awaiting for the financial aid decisions and have not submitted the deposit yet?
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cam15

Hi guys

Has anyone been granted a deferral on grounds of COVID and consequent uncertainty for the 2020-21 program yet?

Hi guys

Has anyone been granted a deferral on grounds of COVID and consequent uncertainty for the 2020-21 program yet?
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poohbear

I just saw on LinkedIn that Columbia extended the application period to July 31 for the 2020-2021 LLM.... What is going on?! I have not heard anything from the school :'(

I just saw on LinkedIn that Columbia extended the application period to July 31 for the 2020-2021 LLM.... What is going on?! I have not heard anything from the school :'(
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Swjs

Hi all, is there a whatsapp thread for 2020/2021 LLM students? I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on the email from Gillian Lester that came through.

[Edited by Swjs on May 19, 2020]

Hi all, is there a whatsapp thread for 2020/2021 LLM students? I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on the email from Gillian Lester that came through.
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Chun0102

Is there anyone still waiting for columbia? Late spring is coming, but still hear nothing from them :(

Is there anyone still waiting for columbia? Late spring is coming, but still hear nothing from them :(
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