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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 08:25
Hey Matthew,

An additional question for you: I started a new position 9 months ago, and in that time two of my supervisors have left (so the most recent one with direct supervisor responsibility has only 4 weeks of experience with me). What do you suggest in terms of letter of recommendation in this case? I have other managers/directors on the team that I have worked together with but they are not technically my supervisors, so not sure if that will be looked upon unfavorably.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2013, 13:21
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Hey Matthew,

An additional question for you: I started a new position 9 months ago, and in that time two of my supervisors have left (so the most recent one with direct supervisor responsibility has only 4 weeks of experience with me). What do you suggest in terms of letter of recommendation in this case? I have other managers/directors on the team that I have worked together with but they are not technically my supervisors, so not sure if that will be looked upon unfavorably.

Thanks!


Hello!

We understand that it is not always possible to have your direct supervisor as a recommender. Please explain why you are not using your direct supervisor in the application and you can then find another professional recommendation.

I hope this helps!
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2013, 13:24
mgh234 wrote:
Thanks, one last question. I started a new job in April so I have not had a bonus yet. I was told bonuses are generally in the $10-25k range but I have no idea what my bonus will actually be. What do I put in the "bonus" field on the form? I don't want to put Zero because it'll under represent my pay.

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Hi mgh234,

Thank you for your question! You should leave the bonus field blank and explain this in the optional essay. You should not estimate your bonus as this may complicate verification if you are admitted.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2013, 00:30
Hi Admission Team,
I have just started with my application process and want to understand whether I am a fit for Columbia and vice-versa.
Since I am an International candidate, visiting school and attending Info session is not possible.
Could you suggest how can I get in touch with admission committee/ Student body/ any one who can help.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2013, 05:42
Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your response. In my application, I will indicate likely future sponsorship in my optional essay and also on the questionnaire about how I expect to pay for business school. However, since I am applying early, I won’t actually receive formal indication of sponsorship before the decision has been rendered. Is this still acceptable?

Thanks again.


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Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your help. I am planning to apply ED, and I am currently employed at a company that sponsors MBAs. I noticed that in the application, a note from the company indicating sponsorship is requested. My company makes decisions regarding sponsorship later on in the year, and while it is highly likely that I will be sponsored, sponsorship has not been formally offerred at this time. Given this, what do you suggest that I show on the application?

Thanks again.


Hi magsj73,

Thank you for reaching out to us on the GMATclub forum. Since you are not currently sponsored I suggest putting in the optional essay that you will likely be sponsored at a later date. Once you have your sponsorship letter please e-mail this to us and we can add the letter to you application.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2013, 07:31
Hello,

My GMAT scores appear 'Verified' rather than 'Self-Reported' in the Columbia online application.

GMAC recently updated the percentiles for the GMAT raw scores, however, my scores still appear with the old percentiles. Do you update the percentiles in your system too or do you consider percentiles received when the test was taken?
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 05:43
Hi,
I was wondering if re-applicants went through the same interview process if they were interviewed but ultimately denied admission on their first application.
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 02:50
Are we able to submit our application before our references have submitted their input? I am finished the application but waiting on my reference to submit later this week.
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 07:21
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Hi Admission Team,
I have just started with my application process and want to understand whether I am a fit for Columbia and vice-versa.
Since I am an International candidate, visiting school and attending Info session is not possible.
Could you suggest how can I get in touch with admission committee/ Student body/ any one who can help.

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Hi catabell2010,

Thank you for your question! Please feel free to reach out to our office via phone (212-854-1961) from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. You do not need an appointment. You may also reach out to us via e-mail (apply@gsb.columbia.edu) and we will be happy to assist you with your questions. You can contact students through our website at http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs-a ... ct-student. Keep in mind however we will not be able to evaluate your profile or give you feedback about the likelihood of being admitted.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 07:23
magsj73 wrote:
Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your response. In my application, I will indicate likely future sponsorship in my optional essay and also on the questionnaire about how I expect to pay for business school. However, since I am applying early, I won’t actually receive formal indication of sponsorship before the decision has been rendered. Is this still acceptable?

Thanks again.


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magsj73 wrote:
Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your help. I am planning to apply ED, and I am currently employed at a company that sponsors MBAs. I noticed that in the application, a note from the company indicating sponsorship is requested. My company makes decisions regarding sponsorship later on in the year, and while it is highly likely that I will be sponsored, sponsorship has not been formally offerred at this time. Given this, what do you suggest that I show on the application?

Thanks again.


Hi magsj73,

Thank you for reaching out to us on the GMATclub forum. Since you are not currently sponsored I suggest putting in the optional essay that you will likely be sponsored at a later date. Once you have your sponsorship letter please e-mail this to us and we can add the letter to you application.

Best of luck!


Hi magsj73,

I recommended explaining this in the application even if you will receive a decision on your admission before your receive a final decision on your sponsorship.

Best of luck,
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 07:29
yonderworld wrote:
Hello,

My GMAT scores appear 'Verified' rather than 'Self-Reported' in the Columbia online application.

GMAC recently updated the percentiles for the GMAT raw scores, however, my scores still appear with the old percentiles. Do you update the percentiles in your system too or do you consider percentiles received when the test was taken?


Hi yonderworld,

Thank you for reaching out to us on this forum! Please feel free to pass along your updated scores and we can add those to your application.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 07:30
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Are we able to submit our application before our references have submitted their input? I am finished the application but waiting on my reference to submit later this week.


Hi AH202,

Thank you for your question! It is best to wait until your recommenders submit as we will not be able to review your application until it is complete, which includes your recommendations.

Best of luck,
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 08:07
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I was wondering if re-applicants went through the same interview process if they were interviewed but ultimately denied admission on their first application.
Thanks!


Hi mbahelp,

Thank you for your question. Reapplicants can be interviewed again during the process, but we will not necessarily interview all reapplicants who were interviewed a first time.

Best of luck,
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 08:12
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yonderworld wrote:
Hello,

My GMAT scores appear 'Verified' rather than 'Self-Reported' in the Columbia online application.

GMAC recently updated the percentiles for the GMAT raw scores, however, my scores still appear with the old percentiles. Do you update the percentiles in your system too or do you consider percentiles received when the test was taken?


Hi yonderworld,

Thank you for reaching out to us on this forum! Please feel free to pass along your updated scores and we can add those to your application.

Regards,


Thanks for your reply Matthew. I have another question.

I understand that re-applicants are required to only submit the re-applicant essay and one additional recommendation. Is that necessarily restrictive or can I submit all essays and all recommendations again if I wish to? Columbia was the first school that I applied to last year and I dint put forward my story in the best possible way through my essays. Submitting all essays again will hopefully help me strengthen my application.
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 16:15
Can you provide us with a breakdown of what % of a typical accepted class is ED?
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 09:17
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Can you provide us with a breakdown of what % of a typical accepted class is ED?


Hi AH202,

Thank you for your question. We do not publish these statistics, but I can tell you that we do not have a specific quota for ED or RD.

Best of luck!
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 09:30
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My GMAT scores appear 'Verified' rather than 'Self-Reported' in the Columbia online application.

GMAC recently updated the percentiles for the GMAT raw scores, however, my scores still appear with the old percentiles. Do you update the percentiles in your system too or do you consider percentiles received when the test was taken?


Hi yonderworld,

Thank you for reaching out to us on this forum! Please feel free to pass along your updated scores and we can add those to your application.

Regards,


Thanks for your reply Matthew. I have another question.

I understand that re-applicants are required to only submit the re-applicant essay and one additional recommendation. Is that necessarily restrictive or can I submit all essays and all recommendations again if I wish to? Columbia was the first school that I applied to last year and I dint put forward my story in the best possible way through my essays. Submitting all essays again will hopefully help me strengthen my application.


Hi yonderworld,

You are welcome to submit more, but we only require updates and the pieces you mentioned. Please feel free to submit additional information as you see fit.

Best of luck,
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2013, 09:49
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yonderworld wrote:

Thanks for your reply Matthew. I have another question.

I understand that re-applicants are required to only submit the re-applicant essay and one additional recommendation. Is that necessarily restrictive or can I submit all essays and all recommendations again if I wish to? Columbia was the first school that I applied to last year and I dint put forward my story in the best possible way through my essays. Submitting all essays again will hopefully help me strengthen my application.


Hi yonderworld,

You are welcome to submit more, but we only require updates and the pieces you mentioned. Please feel free to submit additional information as you see fit.

Best of luck,


So submitting all essays & recommendations again even though they are not required will not be taken negatively by the Adcom? Would you like me to explain that in the optional essay?
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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 10:01
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yonderworld wrote:

Thanks for your reply Matthew. I have another question.

I understand that re-applicants are required to only submit the re-applicant essay and one additional recommendation. Is that necessarily restrictive or can I submit all essays and all recommendations again if I wish to? Columbia was the first school that I applied to last year and I dint put forward my story in the best possible way through my essays. Submitting all essays again will hopefully help me strengthen my application.


Hi yonderworld,

You are welcome to submit more, but we only require updates and the pieces you mentioned. Please feel free to submit additional information as you see fit.

Best of luck,


So submitting all essays & recommendations again even though they are not required will not be taken negatively by the Adcom? Would you like me to explain that in the optional essay?


Hi yonderworld,

You are welcome to submit additional information. It is not necessary, but it will not be received negatively.

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Re: Ask Columbia GSB Admissions [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 04:32
Good Morning,

I have a quick question regarding the application. Under the employment section, I'm in project management so have extensive experience supervising a number of people but technically do no have any one that reports to me. What to you recommend putting in the Direct/Indirect reports field?

Thanks!
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