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Clench Million
Charles

Apr 10, 2008, 12:09 PM

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Cool. Was it an error or is the info simply outdated?

It seems a lot has changed at a lot of the programs. Hopefully it will correct the outdated info on Columbia too. When is it coming out?


(This post was edited by Clench Million on Apr 10, 2008, 12:11 PM)


dorchester


Apr 12, 2008, 12:28 AM

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The second edition of the Handbook will correct that error; yes, things are much different now. I can say from first-hand knowledge.
S.

Yeah, that was an unfortunate error. I can't tell you how many times I've had to tell people that simply isn't true.


keliz308


Apr 14, 2008, 2:37 PM

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Hmm... Tell me more about why you accepted! I'm still on the fence, though I found out I received a decent scholarship and that def. helps!

Does anyone know the exact cost of tuition for Columbia for the two years?


keliz308


Apr 14, 2008, 4:09 PM

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Upset me-- Did you make your decision yet about Columbia vs. New School? If so, why did you choose THE ONE? I'm in the same boat...


LauraJean1


Apr 16, 2008, 8:00 PM

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Tuition for one year is approximately $40,000.


h orange


Apr 17, 2008, 2:56 PM

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Sorry, I forgot to respond to you! Did you make your decision?

For me, personally, the decision was easy: I received a good offer from Columbia, and only one other acceptance, un-funded, from a school I was no longer really interested in. BUT, these are a few things I like about Columbia, that may likely have pushed me in their direction, if I had had a real decision to make: (1) I like the professors. (2) I love that they offer all those interesting seminars. I like that they're in the department, so they're geared toward writers, but that there are a ton of choices, so it's not like everyone is in one mandatory craft seminar. I like that we take a lot of courses. (3) I like recent graduates of the program. (4) New York!

Tuition for 2008-09 is $41,000. I think it will go up a little next year.


Clench Million
Charles

Apr 17, 2008, 3:00 PM

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If anyone has accepted an offer from Columbia for fiction, feel free to PM me and I'll give you list of professors and classes I think are the best. I had a student do this for me when I was accepted and found it enormously helpful.

Good luck with everyone's decisions.


upsetme


Apr 19, 2008, 12:04 AM

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Upset me-- Did you make your decision yet about Columbia vs. New School? If so, why did you choose THE ONE? I'm in the same boat...


I went with Columbia. They offered me a much better package. I also really like the class list and full-time immersion aspect opposed to night classes. The fact that the NS didn't return my calls or emails didn't help either.


h orange


Apr 23, 2008, 1:18 PM

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Did anyone go to the open house last week? Anything interesting to report?

Not that there's anything specific I want to find out ... just procrastinating and dreaming of the days when I'll work on fiction instead of grant proposals ...


LauraJean1


Apr 29, 2008, 12:37 PM

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I've got my CUID, but has anyone received their UNI number yet?


upsetme


Apr 30, 2008, 1:13 AM

Post #286 of 430 (7477 views)
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I missed the open house, but I'll be in the city May 10-14. Any students, new or old, want to meet up?


kijordan


May 14, 2008, 4:12 AM

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Has anyone received information about registering for classes, getting a CU e-mail address, etc. ? I actually already have the course packet from my visit in late March, but I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about actual registration.


upsetme


May 14, 2008, 10:29 AM

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Re: [kijordan] Columbia E-Mail Addresses ? Registering For Classes ? [In reply to] Can't Post

You setup email and the like by activating your UNI here: http://uni.columbia.edu/.

As for registration, though, I don't know ... Anyone?


kijordan


May 14, 2008, 11:13 AM

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Oh, excellent. Thank you !


LauraJean1


May 14, 2008, 11:40 AM

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Were you able to successfully activate your Uni? I cannot. I called the Technology Helpdesk yesterday and they said that I had not been assigned a UNI yet.

If you have a Uni, and I do not have a Uni, then I need to call student services to make sure all is okay. Please let me know whether you've had any success / or not!

Thanks--


(This post was edited by LauraJean1 on May 14, 2008, 11:41 AM)


dylanvitti


May 14, 2008, 11:52 AM

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I just set mine up and didn't run into any difficulty.
Perhaps things are just slow within the SoA/Graduate School/Technology Department lines?


LauraJean1


May 14, 2008, 12:04 PM

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Did you "look up" your UNI or did you have it already to activate?


dylanvitti


May 14, 2008, 12:24 PM

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I clicked "look up UNI" and then searched for myself. And there I was.
Good luck!


scheherazade


May 15, 2008, 1:01 AM

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So... just on the funding issue, for future applicants. I realize things have been changing and probably will continue to change in future years. But if you basically couldn't afford to pay anything for school and had limited options to work part-time, would you even bother applying to Columbia?


Clench Million
Charles

May 15, 2008, 2:15 AM

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Columbia has some fully funded spots right now. not many of them, but then again some other top programs only have a handful of spots total.

Personally, I'd advise people to apply to as many of the to programs as possible then decide where to go when you see who takes you and what offers you get.


switchthai


May 15, 2008, 8:45 AM

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  How many fully-funded spots are there for first-year students, actually, Clench?

I was offered a fellowship of $20,500 per year this year at Columbia and I was told that it's the biggest fellowship they give out. This was for NF, perhaps it's different for fiction.


(This post was edited by switchthai on May 15, 2008, 8:46 AM)


h orange


May 15, 2008, 2:44 PM

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I was told they gave two $41,000/year fellowships this year. So not many, but definitely a big step in the right direction!


switchthai


May 15, 2008, 7:02 PM

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ahh! those flatterers. they lied to me!

unless, were those $41,000 for fiction?


scheherazade


May 15, 2008, 9:04 PM

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ahh! those flatterers. they lied to me!

unless, were those $41,000 for fiction?


Might be different for fiction/nonfiction, dependng on how the department is structured, so don't let that get you down ($20K is still pretty awesome!) So even the biggest fellowship isn't exactly a "full ride" in the sense that some schools provide you enough to live on for the year. Do you need to have strong parental support or a trust fund to pay for a program like this? For those of you without an endless pot of money for education, what things have you done to make this program financially feasible?


Clench Million
Charles

May 16, 2008, 1:44 PM

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I have only heard about them for fiction. It is quite possible the fiction segment gets more funding, as they take more students and are a larger part of the program.

Plus, half the non-fiction people here already have book deals so they don't need it as much as us poor poets and story writers.

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