Thanks Campaigner, hopefully they are generous with the scholarship this year, I have no idea why admitted applicants wouldn't apply for what appears to be potentially free money? fingers crossed..
Also, I was curious what it was like acclimating to columbia gs, from the classes and housing situation to internship and on campus recruiting/job opportunities if anyone might be able to offer insight into the columbia adjustment
@hiimafrican: Congrats on the interview! Think we can get any insight as to what you guys talked about?
@everyone who's been admitted so far: congrats.
To everyone who is still waiting: the month isn't even halfway over, guys.We still have PLENTY of time to hear back. Going through the thread last year people found out they were admitted as late as the 30th. So everyone keep their head up!
Congrats to all who have recently been accepted! I am a senior graduating next month. If you have any questions about classes, professors, work study, etc., just shoot me a PM. Best wishes to those still waiting.
@nyjaime - people forget to fill out forms all the time, or don't realize the deadlines, or don't understand the process. It's very easy, and is free money for most.
Acclimating to GS is pretty tough for everyone. It's a very intense and different experience. As much as we try to prepare people, you have to experience it to understand. My experience with professors, the administration, etc have all been fairly positive. I know some people haven't been so lucky.
The best thing to do is try to reach out and soak up as much information as you can. Go to the APS, talk with students there, go to orientation and as many of the extended orientation workshops as possible, connect to your classmates. You'll need to rely on them to help you.
Good luck and congrats to everyone.
EDIT: And it doesn't hurt to start perusing bwog and spectator occasionally, and reading the 3 official emails you get every week from the dean of students and the GSSC. Just last week I found out about a perfect $3k + housing research internship on campus that way.
@ Gardito. Thanks! It was jus basic stuff really. He asked about a couple of grades on my transcript (I had an F in Comp 2, but I retook it) and general questions about my past. I think the most stumping question he asked was about my age and what I would bring to the table if accepted as everyone else is significantly older than I am so have had more life experience. Overall I think it went well
Fedex came the other day to your old apartment. The tenants thought it was for them but when they opened it they realized it was for you. I don't have your mailing address to send it to you. It is an acceptance letter from Columbia University. Office of admissions # 212-854-2772 and there is a website gs.columbia.edu/once-admitted you can probably find some info on that.
I will send you the packet if you send your address
I received this email today. Probably the strangest way ever to find out I was accepted but I won't complain haha.
A little OT news to help stop obsessing over phone calls and fedexs for a bit: So last night at my CC's campus awards, I was recognized for being nominated to Who's Who of Colleges and Universities. I read up on this and found that unlike the high school versions, a college faculty committee actually noms you, so it's a bit more legit. Any of my lovely fellow GSapps out there heard of this?
seems like a majority of those that heard were military/international. right? I'm hoping some of us get the good news soon. My high school didnt send my transcripts until mid March but I hope that doesn't slow things down. Good luck all. Consider this the easy part. I mean, if we get accepted we have to figure out how, and if, we are going to pay. lol.