Columbia University ETP 2008 - page 17

So where are the potential 2008 Columbia ETPers at? I think a handful of regulars around here have Columbia on their list of apps, so heres a thread to get us through until notifications in Spring... Read More

  1. by   biladiabla
    Hey All,
    Does anyone know how housing applications work? Did I already miss the boat?
    Any current students know anything about living in Columbia housing with a partner/ spouse? My boyfriend is waiting to hear from the law school and it would be great to live on campus together if he's accepted. . .
    Kevkev, I wouldn't write off Columbia yet until you get your email about financial aid. I got the "scholarship" and so did lots of others on here, so obviously the person that you talked to was confused. There are scholarships.
    look forward to meeting lots of you soon!
  2. by   LovetoTravel2001
    Quote from biladiabla
    Hey All,
    Does anyone know how housing applications work? Did I already miss the boat?
    Any current students know anything about living in Columbia housing with a partner/ spouse? My boyfriend is waiting to hear from the law school and it would be great to live on campus together if he's accepted. . .
    Kevkev, I wouldn't write off Columbia yet until you get your email about financial aid. I got the "scholarship" and so did lots of others on here, so obviously the person that you talked to was confused. There are scholarships.
    look forward to meeting lots of you soon!
    I emailed Judy on Monday and asked her how the housing stuff works. She emailed me back today and said housing applications will be mailed out this week. Hopefully the applications will come with info on what housing options are available, where they are, cost, how they determine priority, etc... I am starting to get a little panicky on the housing stuff now since I live in CA and there is no way my husband and I can fly out there for visiting day AND to look for an apartment closer to when school starts. Since we've already booked airfare and hotel for the visiting day I guess we're sort of banking on student housing... Or finding a place on the internet without seeing it, which is REALLY scary!
  3. by   Asherah
    Quote from Stef82
    Hey guys! I'm on the waitlist! I'm pretty happy about that

    Anyone else have this experience now or in previous years???
    Stef,

    Congrats on the waitlist, remain optimistic all the way! (BTW, I got into JHU after all, so everything does work out!)
  4. by   Kensington
    Quote from Asherah
    Stef,

    Congrats on the waitlist, remain optimistic all the way! (BTW, I got into JHU after all, so everything does work out!)
    Congrats, Asherah! That's fantastic news!
  5. by   jbazoola
    hi everyone,

    speaking of housing. I guess i'll put the word out there that i will be looking for a roomate for when school starts. I figured that in many ways it would be better to have a roomate with a common schedule and overall goal

    at any rate I live in a very nice and quiet neighborhood with backyards and easy access to the train. it's a straight shot on the 7 into the center of manhattan. However, it's like about an hour away from columbia door to door on the subway. Driving it's probably half an hour with mild traffic (but good luck parking up there).

    the room is big, the house is nice, and I can't overstate how cute the neighborhood is. safety is also very important to me and i can tell you that i have never once felt truly unsafe walking home from the train. They actually train beat cops in our neighborhood so you sometimes see them walking in pairs late at night.

    thought i'd put my feelers out there for anyone who may be interested. I'm definitely going to need a roommate to bring down the rent here while i'm on this fixed income with the financial aid package they sent me today.

    Side note: for anyone who hasn't gotten theirs yet, I emailed him today and just asked, very nicely, if there was anything else i needed to do in order to receive the package and got it like 20 minutes later

    I will be at the March 7th event at the school. If those of you who are from out of town are interested in seeing the place, send me a message.
  6. by   Asherah
    Quote from Kensington
    Congrats, Asherah! That's fantastic news!
    Thanks Kensington...it was quite a long road, and its definitely hard to wrap my head around. I'm sure you'll end up exactly where you want to be, and you'll definitely have plenty of choices between programs!
  7. by   Kevn2bNP
    biladiabla,

    i don't live on campus now, so I'm not the best to answer your question, but you'll get a packet soon (very soon if i remember correctly) about housing. as a 'domociled couple,' you can get into the housing they offer at the medical campus (which i remember being nice as college housing goes). great views of the hudson and the GW bridge.
    however, if your boyfriend is applying to the law school, their classes are at the Morningside Heights campus, i.e. the main campus on 116th st. CUMC is at 168th st.

    i'd also point out that Columbia is progressive in it's housing policies and offers domestic partners equal access to housing.

    the one thing i remember is that they base your housing needs on distance and how soon you return the form. so if you want campus housing, fill it out and return it pronto.

    my two cents of advice.
  8. by   l-styx
    Ok,

    I have a kinda silly question- please don't make fun of me! I'm just wondering when is it "OK" for me to get a Columbia hoodie? Do I have to wait til I'm actually attending classes to wear it without being a total poseur? Or does my $500 deposit make it ok now?
  9. by   fnp4me
    I had a question about the financial aid info: did anyone else get a nice "you need to get a $63k private loan for the first year" letter? I am worried about how to even go about this, since I don't really know anyone with great credit. What is everyone else doing? What private loan companies? Yikes?

    Elisha, go for it!!! You deserve it!!!
  10. by   Kevn2bNP
    go get the hoodie!!!!
  11. by   anniepants
    elisha,

    take kevin's advice and go get the hoodie congrats!
  12. by   KEM1
    Hi all, & congrats on your acceptance! I'm new to the site & really glad I found it - it's been a great resource. I was wondering a) who of the newly-accepted to Columbia are planning on attending the visitation day on 3/7 & b) for those of you who are in the program already, how important is it to attend? I'm trying to plan a trip out there to apartment-hunt the week of the 17th but that's Columbia's spring break so I was told there wouldn't be any students around to talk to. I just don't know if I can get out there twice in 2 weeks. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
    K~
  13. by   anniepants
    Quote from KEM1
    Hi all, & congrats on your acceptance! I'm new to the site & really glad I found it - it's been a great resource. I was wondering a) who of the newly-accepted to Columbia are planning on attending the visitation day on 3/7 & b) for those of you who are in the program already, how important is it to attend? I'm trying to plan a trip out there to apartment-hunt the week of the 17th but that's Columbia's spring break so I was told there wouldn't be any students around to talk to. I just don't know if I can get out there twice in 2 weeks. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
    K~
    Hi K,

    i was unable to attend visiting day last year, but i did attend a regular open house (for prospective students) that was offered the week before visiting day. there were a handful of other students who did this as well, and the directors of the program were nice enough to take us all into another room where we could ask them questions (unfortunately, there were no students there that day to speak to). you could call the admissions office to see if this is an option for you.

    i think that its important for you to find out how the program runs, and what it's like to be a student in the program in order to make sure that its a good fit for you.

    if you end up not being able to make it to visiting day, i'd be happy to chat with you to answer some of your questions.

    good luck

    annie
    Last edit by anniepants on Feb 13, '08

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