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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 15 May 2009, 14:57
Haha...atleast they are not asking the 1st term fees upfront or something. On side note, my business brain is thinking, how did thy arrive @ 6k. Maybe some kinda cost covering for the app review process?


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6k is a lot of money hehe. If I don't have that much money in the bank, where I can get a loan to pay the deposit?

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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 22:03
Hi all,

I was an ED applicant last year. Got dinged after an interview.

Columbia remains my favorite and am considering it again. ONly this time as a J term applicant. My worry is on how the school will view the change in preference in such a short period of time.

Anyone with more info on J term size and how it is integrated with the 2 year program?
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 03:25
During the info session, they said the jterm is basically the same as regular except you don't have the internship. and you take class throughout the summer as well.
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 04:17
Internationals can DEFINITELY apply for ED. In fact in some cases it makes more sense to (it gives more time to organize visas, financing, moving etc.) I met one Columbia ED admit in Sydney not too long ago.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 08:20
Count me in for RD
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 17:06
Hmm GoBruins, do you mind me asking why you decided to go RD this time around?
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 22:38
I'm in for ED , might get pushed if I have to retake the GMAT.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 14:34
I'm in, RD.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 11:01
ED fo sure!
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 22:33
Still undecided between ED and RD.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 12:34
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Hmm GoBruins, do you mind me asking why you decided to go RD this time around?



Just reoriented my priorities, although I really liked New York, I probably would prefer either chicago schools. Also looking at the acceptances for ED (all 2 of them) I don't think ED really improve your odds at all.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 12:46
Columbia has summer students/classes from their January intake. Do you think I should visit the school during the summer if I'm thinking of applying ED? It may not be in full swing, but I think I can still pool some info and get a feel for the campus... (I live in Canada).
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 17:01
I'm in for ED... Put it on the board, haha
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 18:01
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unhedged wrote:
Hmm GoBruins, do you mind me asking why you decided to go RD this time around?

Just reoriented my priorities, although I really liked New York, I probably would prefer either chicago schools. Also looking at the acceptances for ED (all 2 of them) I don't think ED really improve your odds at all.



That's a good observation to know about regarding ED. CBS I feel is really hard to gauge in terms of admissions chances. I've heard things about them being more numbers focused than others and also about how post-meltdown CBS (and NYU) would be flooded with bankers the most. It was close to one of my top choices at one point, but now I am on the fence/leaning towards not applying because I feel I have a better shot at Kellogg. Given that I plan on applying to Haas and Booth, I felt like 4 reaches would be too many.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 23 May 2009, 04:26
dan2012, great to see another Canadian on the board! (from Montreal)
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 23 May 2009, 10:05
555soul, good to see another canadian as well, looking forward to the next few months!
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 16:23
I'm in for R1.

I'm canadian too. haha
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 18:06
So I'm not sure if I should be happy to have fellow Canadians on the board... looks like the applicant pool is strong :wink: (just kidding)
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 12:16
Went to the info session today.. and just to confirm intl students CAN apply for ED.
Just sticking with intl students... Columbia have yet not finalized anything for fin-aid/loans. Work in progress.

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Internationals can DEFINITELY apply for ED. In fact in some cases it makes more sense to (it gives more time to organize visas, financing, moving etc.) I met one Columbia ED admit in Sydney not too long ago.

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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2009, 01:31
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One possible reason for not allowing internationals in ED is that there might be more external factors that would prevent an international from being able to fully commit (the current loan climate, visas, etc.) No proof of this, just brainstorming.

Yes, Columbia accepts internationals for ED, so did it in the 2008 application season. And your brainstorming proved correct - internationals had commited to Columbia accepting ED terms and paying $6.000, but now they are left without non-co signed loans due to current financial situation.

These guys are now without admit from other schools (apps withdrawn or not even submitted), without loans and without deposits. Columbia commited to refund only $4.000 in the case they failed to secure financial package.

Very bad for Colubia's reputation, they seem to be the only M7 school that failed to secure non co-signed loans for internationals. Prospective applicants should be aware of this fact and to be very cautious when applying to b-schools next fall.
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