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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 10:21
Is there any update on loan policy?
Website mentions:

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Generally, you must:

Be a graduate or professional student or pursuing postbaccalaureate training or a postbaccalaureate certificate at Columbia University registered at least part-time
Have a valid U.S. Social Security number
Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (International students may be eligible for a private loan with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident Complete a loan application with your lender of choice
Have a U.S. credit record with no bankruptcies, not be in default on any education loan or owe a refund on an education grant, and meet the applicable credit eligibility requirements.There is a cosigner option for some students that do not meet the credit criteria. We encourage you to read the Good Credit section for more information.


Being an international student it is difficult to have co-signer and I dont think banks in my home country would be able to cover that much cost. Though I have completed first draft of my essays, I have to let go BS as my option if there is no change in loan policy.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 21:29
Anyone else having issues with the transcript upload?

EDIT: Nevermind. For those who will go through this over the next couple of days -- it's a lot easier to just convert to PDF and upload. The Excel is difficult to push through.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 01:47
Does anyone know if there are specific requirements for the essays we upload? I don’t see anything on the instructions about whether it should be 97-2003 compatible versus Vista or what size and style of font and line spacing is preferred? Thanks!
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 03:33
As long as it's MS Word, I don't think it matters. There is no preference, but I used Times New Roman, 12 Font, doubled spaced.

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 05:30
xlick or anyone else:

Do you know if your recommenders submitted free form text, or if they uploaded documents?
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 05:54
Mine told me it was an upload. I'm assuming it's a file they download just like the transcript template.

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 07:27
xlick wrote:
Mine told me it was an upload. I'm assuming it's a file they download just like the transcript template.


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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 15:07
Submitted earlier today. Who else is with me? :)
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 20:02
I'm in for RD...Best of luck to the ED folks!

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 12:36
I went under review today.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 12:40
Wow, that sure is mighty fast. Good luck man!

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 19:17
xlick wrote:
Wow, that sure is mighty fast. Good luck man!


Thanks buddy. I'm pulling for you too.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 12:02
Submitted last night, and received the status change that it was being printed in prepare for review...so hopefully they can push out a decision sooner rather than later...I can't think of anything more satisfying than wrapping this up.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 14:58
novian18 wrote:
Submitted last night, and received the status change that it was being printed in prepare for review...so hopefully they can push out a decision sooner rather than later...I can't think of anything more satisfying than wrapping this up.


Good luck!!! Keep us posted when you go under review and get an inteview invite.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 05:39
Good to hear of some more "Under Reviews." Let's hope the admissions gods are with us this year :)
Also, is anyone going to attend this event? I just RSVPed.

Columbia Business School Office of Admissions
and the Hermes Society
cordially invite you to an on-campus panel discussion:

"Why an MBA?"
Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm
Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
535 West 116th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10027

Please take this opportunity to listen to and ask questions of Columbia Business School alumni and students from various backgrounds and industries, as they talk about why they decided to get an MBA.


To RSVP for this event, please click here.

Note: Because of the high number of RSVPs that we see for this event, seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Alternative programming will be available to accommodate any overflow.


While we recognize that the distance may be too great for some of you to travel for this reception, we wanted to extend the invitation to all in case you happen to be in the area during this time.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 06:04
Mine went under review around noon yesterday...Also RSVP'd for the event on the 9th.

xlick wrote:
Good to hear of some more "Under Reviews." Let's hope the admissions gods are with us this year :)
Also, is anyone going to attend this event? I just RSVPed.

Columbia Business School Office of Admissions
and the Hermes Society
cordially invite you to an on-campus panel discussion:

"Why an MBA?"
Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm
Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
535 West 116th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10027

Please take this opportunity to listen to and ask questions of Columbia Business School alumni and students from various backgrounds and industries, as they talk about why they decided to get an MBA.


To RSVP for this event, please click here.

Note: Because of the high number of RSVPs that we see for this event, seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Alternative programming will be available to accommodate any overflow.


While we recognize that the distance may be too great for some of you to travel for this reception, we wanted to extend the invitation to all in case you happen to be in the area during this time.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 10:33
Does anyone know much about the interview process? Do most applicants get invited to interview? Or a certain percentage?

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 11:08
This is from an interview with Linda Meehan, the Director of Admissions at CBS.
http://blog.clearadmit.com/2008/11/admi ... da-meehan/

CA: Walk us through the life of an application in your office from an operational standpoint. What happens between the time an applicant clicks “submit” and the time the committee offers a final decision (e.g. how many “reads” does it get, how long is each read, who reads it, does the committee convene to discuss it as a group, etc.)?

LM: An individual application may be reviewed independently by two to three individual members of the admissions committee before the application is presented to the larger admissions committee for a final decision to be rendered.

At any given point during the reading process, the first reader, the second reader or the third reader may request for an interview invitation to be extended, but the application also may make its way to the final admissions committee before an interview invitation is extended. Interviews are generally conducted by alumni in the applicant’s local area. Interviews are blind so the only information an interviewer has about the applicant is that which is shared by the applicant. Generally, an applicant will send a resume to the interviewer.

Once the application has been reviewed, the larger admissions committee, which I chair, will render a final decision on an application.


Hope this helps....
And see you at the Panel Novian.

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 11:52
Thanks, xclick! Do you know if most who are accepted go through an interview first? Not sure if you've heard from current students or those recently accepted. I checked last the 2009 forum and it looks like the 2 applicants that were accepted for ED both had to interview. I know your article says that at any point, an invitation to interview MAY be requested - but I'm wondering if this is a rare or frequent occurance. Just want to know if this is something I should prepare for...
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 11:56
Malik, almost all if not all of those who are accepted are interviewed. The only exception would be if you are a re-applicant and had interviewed the first time around. So yea, you should prepare for it.

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