Columbia University ETP 2008 - page 26

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   fnp4me
    Just wanted to share information - I contacted the housing department and was told dorm assignments were going to be sent out this Wednesday via express mail, so we should know soon if we have a room or are waitlisted.

    Has anyone started looking off-campus for housing? I've seen some decent looking 3BR listings on craigslist - anyone have other ideas??
    Last edit by fnp4me on Mar 17, '08
  2. by   PurpleBee
    Hi fnp4me,
    I truly hope I'll get a room, but in case I don't I will definitely have to look for a cheap bedroom to share.
    Good luck to everyone who applied for on-campus housing.

    Now that the deadline to send in the deposit and decision letter passed already, who is still in for the ETP program? I look forward to meet everyone.
    Oh, and I would like to ask those who decided to attend a different school what made up their mind.. why not Columbia?

    Quote from fnp4me
    Just wanted to share information - I contacted the housing department and was told dorm assignments were going to be sent out this Wednesday via express mail, so we should know soon if we have a room or are waitlisted.

    Has anyone started looking off-campus for housing? I've seen some decent looking 3BR listings on craigslist - anyone have other ideas??
  3. by   smit1989
    I'm in for sure!
  4. by   i heart NY
    Hey Everyone!

    I will definitely be joining you all at Columbia in May!

    I had a tough time deciding between Boston College and Columbia.

    The things I liked about BC were: the incoming class is only about 40 people, so I assume that would translate into more personalized attention and relationships btw professors and students (vs. ~160 at Columbia). And also, BC is only a two year program, so that would be more affordable than CU.

    However, ultimately, I decided on Columbia because I grew up in NY and absolutely LOVE the city. Also, I think the reputation of Columbia and its affiliated hospitals will carry a lot of weight when looking for jobs post-graduation. Also, Columbia offers a BSN where BC doesn't.

    In addition, everyone I've spoken to at Columbia (Admissions, Fin Aid, Off-Campus Housing, etc) has been very welcoming and eager to help. I did not get this same impression at BC.

    Anyway, I'm convinced we all made a great decision on committing to Columbia! So again, congrats to all of us!
  5. by   PsychMaven
    I was just wondering if anyone knows whether our supply packages and uniforms will be sent to us or if we pick them up there during orientation. I can't wait to find out about housing, thanks for the heads up fnp4me! The woman from off-campus housing seemed pretty straightforward, I will definitely be looking for someplace to share for the summer if on-campus doesn't pan out. She did say, however, that we shouldn't start looking for apt.s more than a month before the desired move date because everything turns over super quickly and landlords/brokers are looking to rent things ASAP, not several months in advance.
  6. by   PurpleBee
    Hi, I called the housing department hoping that they'll tell me an answer regarding the on-campus room. I knew they'll send the letters today -- Wed, but the lady on the phone told me they'll send them Friday. One more week to wait...
  7. by   fnp4me
    Yeah - gotta love it - I called today to make sure they were being sent and she said Friday. More waiting!

    I don't understand why they can't just email us these types of things, it's 2008.
  8. by   elizabells
    Quote from fnp4me
    Yeah - gotta love it - I called today to make sure they were being sent and she said Friday. More waiting!

    I don't understand why they can't just email us these types of things, it's 2008.
    You guys, I graduated in 2006 and still don't have a physical copy of my DIPLOMA. Just accept it now, and you'll save yourselves a lot of agita.
  9. by   Kevn2bNP
    current ETPer...

    i have a pair of white crocs that i wear. i used white out over the croc logo on the side.
  10. by   fnp4me
    So apparently I can kiss on-campus housing goodbye. Somehow my deposit check got lost and supposedly it's a main component of how they assign dorms. I was actually told two different things...

    Housing Dept: We don't look at the date the deposit is received, just whether or not it was
    School of Nursing: They base it on when we receive the deposit

    I barely got the email this morning saying my deposit wasn't received.

    I live quite a distance from the school and I spent a lot of money (that I didn't have) to overnight my housing application. I thought this would be enough.

    Does anyone else find it unfair to base housing priority on who can send a $500 check the fastest?

    I'm only slightly annoyed. :angryfire

    Thanks for the tip elizabells
    Last edit by fnp4me on Mar 20, '08
  11. by   PurpleBee
    Yes, I do find it unfair..Although it's hard to believe that they put priority to those who sent the SON deposit the fastest when the deadline was just last week. And many people sent the deposit only after the visiting day. I personally went to the housing department after the open house to see if my application was ok, and if I was missing any documents. Initially I thought that they asked for a separate housing deposit, but that was not true. They told me that they will assign housing after the 500$ deadline (after they receive a list with who payed and who didn't) and the date that they look at when prioritizing is the date that they received the housing application from the students.
    I hope there's still hope for you. Where are you coming from? I'm from CA.
    Last edit by PurpleBee on Mar 20, '08
  12. by   Asherah
    Quote from fnp4me

    I'm only slightly annoyed. :angryfire
    Wow, I'm sorry! I'm not a Columbian, but I've been following along...I think its personally ridiculous that they can't bother do anything when they say they will, including the deadlines they set for sending the decision letters and housing decisions. All of the accepted students are complying with their deadlines to do things and submit documentation and they can't even stick to their own!

    And yes...although I do not have to deal with it, the way I understand their housing policy, I think its just plain silly. :stone
  13. by   fnp4me
    Thanks for clearing that up PurpleBee - I just overnighted ($28) another deposit check in hopes that I can get on the enrollment list which might not even happen.

    Assignments are supposed to go out tomorrow - when I called today I was told assignments have not been made yet. They will be putting together the list and sending it out tomorrow. Good luck everyone - I may soon be looking for a few roommies!

    Oh and I just had to ask this question while I was on the phone with housing:

    Why are medical/dental students guaranteed on-campus housing and nursing students have to fight for it?

    Response: You ETP guys start a lot earlier, far before the other students, so we have to hold on to every room that becomes available.

    So there you have it -

    Asherah - it's not so much deadlines that they make/break it's just the he-said/she-said in the offices as far as when things will be sent, etc. All of the dates they've officially set have been met. That's good at least!

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