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New post 11 Oct 2012, 12:12
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I am an international applicant for the J-Term and am awaiting the decision after completing my interview. My concern is that even if I am offered admission, I may not be able to fulfill all the requirements for getting a US student visa for myself and my partner in time due to logistical reasons. If I am unable to get my visa on time for January start, would Columbia defer my admit to next intake?
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New post 15 Oct 2012, 06:09
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Hi,
I am an international applicant for the J-Term and am awaiting the decision after completing my interview. My concern is that even if I am offered admission, I may not be able to fulfill all the requirements for getting a US student visa for myself and my partner in time due to logistical reasons. If I am unable to get my visa on time for January start, would Columbia defer my admit to next intake?
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Hi mgec,

Thank you for your application! We take into consideration visa requirements when making our decisions so you should get notification in time. Unfortunately we are not able to defer admissions.

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mgec wrote:
Hi,
I am an international applicant for the J-Term and am awaiting the decision after completing my interview. My concern is that even if I am offered admission, I may not be able to fulfill all the requirements for getting a US student visa for myself and my partner in time due to logistical reasons. If I am unable to get my visa on time for January start, would Columbia defer my admit to next intake?
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Hi mgec,

Thank you for your application! We take into consideration visa requirements when making our decisions so you should get notification in time. Unfortunately we are not able to defer admissions.

Best of luck!


Thanks for your answer.

That wouldn't be necessary. I just heard of the ding !!
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Hi Matthew,

Had a question on the status of my application similar to a previous one. It says 'Submitted' ever since I had submitted it for ED on 3rd October. Am guessing it means that the AdCom has still to review it? What is the usual timeline for the process? Also, wanted to know if delay is an indication on the perceived strength of the application.

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New post 24 Oct 2012, 14:10
rahulrg wrote:
Hi Matthew,

Had a question on the status of my application similar to a previous one. It says 'Submitted' ever since I had submitted it for ED on 3rd October. Am guessing it means that the AdCom has still to review it? What is the usual timeline for the process? Also, wanted to know if delay is an indication on the perceived strength of the application.

Thanking you in anticipation.
Rahul Rg


Hi Rahul,

Thank you for your question. We have recently updated our review periods and you can expect either a decision or an invitation to interview with six weeks of your submission. You won't see a status update until that next step. You can receive an invite to interview or a decision at any time within those six weeks.

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Hi Matt,

I applied RD for CBS and wanted to get your thoughts on leaving a current job for another job while going through the decision process. Specifically I wanted to know if it is frowned upon? whether to disclose it to the school since an application has been submitted? mentioning it in an interview if asked?

Any thoughts would be great.

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Hi Matt,

I applied RD for CBS and wanted to get your thoughts on leaving a current job for another job while going through the decision process. Specifically I wanted to know if it is frowned upon? whether to disclose it to the school since an application has been submitted? mentioning it in an interview if asked?

Any thoughts would be great.

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Hi JD231,

Thank you for your question. If you plan to leave your position while you are applying to the MBA program please be sure to explain this as you will be at your new company for a short period before starting the MBA program. You want to explain as much as possible about the move.

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Hi CBS,

I was wondering, given that recruitment happens so quickly after starting on campus, what are the top few categories that recruiters use to decide who to hire?

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I was wondering, given that recruitment happens so quickly after starting on campus, what are the top few categories that recruiters use to decide who to hire?

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Hi QiuYidio,

Thank you for your question. Recruiting will vary by industry and by company. If you think about recruiting in the context of admissions, applicants should understand what the recruiting process is like for the industry they wish to enter as this will help them prepare for the next steps needed to advance in their careers.

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New post 09 Dec 2012, 08:35
Hi,

I need advice my chances of getting into Columbia and scope post MBA in healthcare .

My background is:
- I am a doctor with 3 years of clinical experience and 3 years of healthcare corporate experience as consultant.
- GMAT score 660 (Q49; V31), AWA 5, IR 6
- Looking for avenues in General Management, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship.

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Hi Matthew,

I am a university student from Canada and my school uses a 4.33 GPA scale.
My understanding is each school has its own specific scales. I am wondering what is the proper way of converting my GPA to one that is comparable and appropriate for Columbia? Is there a guideline somewhere?


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Hi,

I need advice my chances of getting into Columbia and scope post MBA in healthcare .

My background is:
- I am a doctor with 3 years of clinical experience and 3 years of healthcare corporate experience as consultant.
- GMAT score 660 (Q49; V31), AWA 5, IR 6
- Looking for avenues in General Management, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship.

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Hi njk007,

Thank you for your question and your interest in Columbia Business School! Unfortunately we cannot give you feedback on your chances. Please visit our website at http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... assprofile for our class profile.

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I am a university student from Canada and my school uses a 4.33 GPA scale.
My understanding is each school has its own specific scales. I am wondering what is the proper way of converting my GPA to one that is comparable and appropriate for Columbia? Is there a guideline somewhere?


Thank you.


Hi jessmsz,

Thank you for your question. You do not need to convert your grades to apply to Columbia Business School.

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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the reply. I am wondering, then, is there a GPA minimum or standard that's applicable to the 4.33 scale? I understand there has been an average of 3.5/4.0, but I'm not sure how that translates into the 4.33 system.


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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the reply. I am wondering, then, is there a GPA minimum or standard that's applicable to the 4.33 scale? I understand there has been an average of 3.5/4.0, but I'm not sure how that translates into the 4.33 system.


Thank you.


Hi jessmsz

Thank you for following up! We do not have a minimum GPA requirement to apply to business school. This is true for any any scale. The GPA is just one aspect of the holistic application process and it will be considered with the entire application.

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Hi Matthew,

Based on current year or perhaps even former years, is there a ballpark of how much of the class size is already filled for September 2013 matriculation by mid-January?

Any input would be much appreciated. I could then decide to apply for either Sep. 13 or Jan 14.

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Hi Matthew,

Based on current year or perhaps even former years, is there a ballpark of how much of the class size is already filled for September 2013 matriculation by mid-January?

Any input would be much appreciated. I could then decide to apply for either Sep. 13 or Jan 14.

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Thank you for your question classof2k15. We are not able to publish these stats, but because we have rolling admissions I encourage you to apply as early as possible.

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My GPA is 3.9 and I would like to do my MBA after my Phd (computer science). I expect to graduate this Fall. I am planning to take my GMAT this summer. I am 29 years old and I plan to apply for Fall 2014. Would my profile be a fit to Columbia?
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New post 07 Feb 2013, 23:14
Hi Matthew,

I am very interested in applying/attending Columbia business school in the near future. I applied for both UG and Grad school, got admitted both times, but declined for other universities. I think this time around Columbia is my #1 choice, I'm a little nervous that my track record may be looked down upon, and hurt my application chances. Is this something I should address in my application? Will this be something that the admissions team may look down upon?

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My GPA is 3.9 and I would like to do my MBA after my Phd (computer science). I expect to graduate this Fall. I am planning to take my GMAT this summer. I am 29 years old and I plan to apply for Fall 2014. Would my profile be a fit to Columbia?


Hi gkrk123,

Thank you for your interest in Columbia Business School. Unfortunately I would not be able to give you an assessment of your profile. I encourage you to visit our website at http://ow.ly/hxzIL for our class profile. This will give you a sense of our student body.

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