Columbia LLM - 2020-2021 Applicants


lamilami5

I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha


You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond.


In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.

[quote][quote]I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha
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You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond. [/quote]

In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.
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Astrid J

I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha


You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond.


In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.



GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.

[quote][quote][quote]I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha
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You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond. [/quote]

In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.
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GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.
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lamilami5



You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond.


In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.



GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.


Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?

[quote][quote][quote][quote]I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha
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You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond. [/quote]

In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.
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GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.
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Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?
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Inactive User



In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.



GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.


Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?


My TOEFL box is ticked off. I requested a TOEFL waiver too. But they rejected mine on the ground that since I have a valid TOEFL score, which hasn't expired, so they stated that I need to submit it and they refused to grant me a waiver. Even though my entire undergrad was in English. I guess it was mainly because I come from India, where English isn't a native language. But, regardless, I wasn't given a waiver.

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha
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You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond. [/quote]

In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.
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GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.
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Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?[/quote]

My TOEFL box is ticked off. I requested a TOEFL waiver too. But they rejected mine on the ground that since I have a valid TOEFL score, which hasn't expired, so they stated that I need to submit it and they refused to grant me a waiver. Even though my entire undergrad was in English. I guess it was mainly because I come from India, where English isn't a native language. But, regardless, I wasn't given a waiver.
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Astrid J




GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.


Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?


My TOEFL box is ticked off. I requested a TOEFL waiver too. But they rejected mine on the ground that since I have a valid TOEFL score, which hasn't expired, I need to submit it and they refused to grant me a waiver. Even though my entire undergrad was in English. I guess it was mainly because I come from a India, where English isn't a native language. But, regardless, I wasn't given a waiver.


My TOEFL box is not ticked off. It is blank. I think It only would have been ticked off if I had actually taken TOEFL and had a score. I made it clear in my response that I had never done TOEFL on account of having done my undergraduate in English.

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]I dont understand why they did not decide on my toefl waiver request. On my status page TOEFL box requirement is still not ticked off, whereas e.g. SLS decided few days after submission of my application and even sent me an email stating that my request has been approved.
Also, I dont know if i should be concerned.. seems like people get their decisions literally 2-5 days after their application went from received to complete, whereas I did not receive anything yet.
Or maybe I am just panicking haha
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You have to send them an email with the TOEFL waiver request, they then revert back asking if you have given TOEFL earlier, if so, what was your score and a copy of your CV.
Based on that they decide if you should be granted a waiver or not. If you haven't given TOEFL or have gave the exam in the last two years, they won't grant it to you. I tried. That's how I know. Also, this has to be done much in advance. Otherwise they won't respond. [/quote]

In the application form there was an option to attach your toefl waiver request. Plus, I am not supposed to do TOEFL since my entire education was in English, but I submitted the waiver request just in case and specified that my entire education was from English native country.
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GLS sent me an email on 16.01.20 stating that my application is incomplete as it is missing “
-Official TOEFL score. If you believe that you are eligible for a waiver, please reply to this email with a brief description of your English experience and confirm whether or not you have ever taken the TOEFL exam”

I responded stating that I had, among other things, completed my undergraduate in English. They responded the next day (17.01.20) that I had been granted the waiver and my application was marked as complete.
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Thanks for this!
What does it say on your status page - is the TOEFL box ticked off or is it blank ?[/quote]

My TOEFL box is ticked off. I requested a TOEFL waiver too. But they rejected mine on the ground that since I have a valid TOEFL score, which hasn't expired, I need to submit it and they refused to grant me a waiver. Even though my entire undergrad was in English. I guess it was mainly because I come from a India, where English isn't a native language. But, regardless, I wasn't given a waiver. [/quote]

My TOEFL box is not ticked off. It is blank. I think It only would have been ticked off if I had actually taken TOEFL and had a score. I made it clear in my response that I had never done TOEFL on account of having done my undergraduate in English.
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Cecilia123

Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?

Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?
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lamilami5

Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?


Nothing here yet :(

Only receiving Newsletters from CLS - giving me heartaches every time I see: The Office of Graduate Legal studies :D

[quote]Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?[/quote]

Nothing here yet :(

Only receiving Newsletters from CLS - giving me heartaches every time I see: The Office of Graduate Legal studies :D
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Inactive User

Nothing here. I applied in early review, though. I think no one from the early review (deferred) has gotten a decision yet.

Nothing here. I applied in early review, though. I think no one from the early review (deferred) has gotten a decision yet.
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Cecilia123

Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?


Nothing here yet :(

Only receiving Newsletters from CLS - giving me heartaches every time I see: The Office of Graduate Legal studies :D



Sameee, lol. Mini heart attack everytime I recieve a CSL newsletter.

[quote][quote]Any news from anyone who applied through regular review?[/quote]

Nothing here yet :(

Only receiving Newsletters from CLS - giving me heartaches every time I see: The Office of Graduate Legal studies :D [/quote]


Sameee, lol. Mini heart attack everytime I recieve a CSL newsletter.
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Inactive User

Has anyone applied when CLS reopened their applications 10 days ago?

Has anyone applied when CLS reopened their applications 10 days ago?
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Ind_law

Has anyone applied when CLS reopened their applications 10 days ago?


They reopened their applications? Are you serious? Is this normal? Or did this happen only this year? And from where did you learn about the reopening of the applications? Thanks.

[quote]Has anyone applied when CLS reopened their applications 10 days ago?[/quote]

They reopened their applications? Are you serious? Is this normal? Or did this happen only this year? And from where did you learn about the reopening of the applications? Thanks.
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Inactive User

I think it was only for the Executive LLM. Not their main ones.

I think it was only for the Executive LLM. Not their main ones.
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Anybody from regular review been rejected? My nerves are killing me :(

Anybody from regular review been rejected? My nerves are killing me :(
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rana49er

Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You

Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You
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llmllm2020

One of my referees too submitted using her gmail address. However it's on her official letterhead, so I'm hoping it'll seem authentic. Perhaps you could try the same?

One of my referees too submitted using her gmail address. However it's on her official letterhead, so I'm hoping it'll seem authentic. Perhaps you could try the same?
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Inactive User

Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You

Does your workplace have a website which mentions your referee's email ID as the gmail address? Or maybe if your referee mentions that on their LinkedIn as their official contact address? You could explain the situation and send the URL to Columbia for the official website or LinkedIn profile. Maybe ask Columbia to reach out to your referee by providing a contact number?
If the letter is on an official letterhead, point that out too maybe.
P.S. these are just a few ideas off the top of my head. I have no idea if this will suffice entirely, but good luck. Hope it works out.

[quote]Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You[/quote]
Does your workplace have a website which mentions your referee's email ID as the gmail address? Or maybe if your referee mentions that on their LinkedIn as their official contact address? You could explain the situation and send the URL to Columbia for the official website or LinkedIn profile. Maybe ask Columbia to reach out to your referee by providing a contact number?
If the letter is on an official letterhead, point that out too maybe.
P.S. these are just a few ideas off the top of my head. I have no idea if this will suffice entirely, but good luck. Hope it works out.
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rana49er

Thank you guys for your prompt messages. So I asked my referee to create a workplace email address and I will share that with Columbia. I hope that is enough to remove any reservations that they may have. Thanks again for the help and Goodluck to everyone.

Thank you guys for your prompt messages. So I asked my referee to create a workplace email address and I will share that with Columbia. I hope that is enough to remove any reservations that they may have. Thanks again for the help and Goodluck to everyone.
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Ind_law

Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You


Didn’t you explain that in the space they had provided in your application? As in, they require every applicant to mention why their referee cannot provide an official email id. Did you skip that part? I’m curious to know because one of my referee’s too has not provided an official email id, however I explained the situation. I have not received an email from columbia yet. Want to know whether I didn’t get an email because I had explained sufficiently well?

[quote]Hi All, I have recently received an email from Columbia stating that I need to provide my recommenders work email address. My recommender does not have a work email address? What do you guys think I should reply with? According to the email they "can not accept generic email addresses such as yahoo, gmail, aol, etc., as we have no way to verify their authenticity". Is there an explanation I can give? Can anyone please help. Thank You[/quote]

Didn’t you explain that in the space they had provided in your application? As in, they require every applicant to mention why their referee cannot provide an official email id. Did you skip that part? I’m curious to know because one of my referee’s too has not provided an official email id, however I explained the situation. I have not received an email from columbia yet. Want to know whether I didn’t get an email because I had explained sufficiently well?
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lamilami5

Does anyone know what is the ratio of admission to CLS? how many approx. applies vs how many are admitted?

Does anyone know what is the ratio of admission to CLS? how many approx. applies vs how many are admitted?
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Ralex93

I've just received my admission decision. Applied through the regular cycle and one of my referees submitted his recommendation from a Gmail address. However, he explained why he was doing so and I also included an explanation in my application. Here is my timeline:

Applied: December 17
Application complete: January 13
Admission: January 30

Best luck to all!

I've just received my admission decision. Applied through the regular cycle and one of my referees submitted his recommendation from a Gmail address. However, he explained why he was doing so and I also included an explanation in my application. Here is my timeline:

Applied: December 17
Application complete: January 13
Admission: January 30

Best luck to all!
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