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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 11:51
ED app submitted last night, fingers crossed
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 05:44
Waitlisted for J-Term.

I just went under review on Monday so I definitely wasn't expecting to be waitlisted so fast. I thought my interview went really well so I'm pretty dissapointed. I've done the waitlist thing in the past at other schools and it hasn't worked out for me.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 07:33
I'm struggling with whether to apply ED or for the J-Term. I do not need an internship but am thinking that I should apply ED to a school where I have a greater chance of admittance. I would appreciate any feedback on my chances of admittance and guidance you could provide.

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 09:24
Invited to interview for ED! Application went under review on 7/20. Don't stress too much about the timing though. I was getting nervous because it had taken longer for me to hear back than MDF.

Does anyone have any information on what percentage of applicants are invited to interview?

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 09:39
Just got the invite to interview!!!! Applied 7/28, UR 8/1.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 17:24
Congrats and congrats!!! Getting close to finishing up my LORs then its on to submission. Im starting to feel antsy in the pantsy!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 04:17
question here regarding the GPA: they ask to report your grades on a 4.0 scale. However, there are some systems in which there is no way no make the conversion.

Let me ask to estimate: which will be the GPA for a top 10%?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 10:16
noboru wrote:
question here regarding the GPA: they ask to report your grades on a 4.0 scale. However, there are some systems in which there is no way no make the conversion.

Let me ask to estimate: which will be the GPA for a top 10%?



The website has a calculator that might help

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... quirements its in the GPA section
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 11:02

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question here regarding the GPA: they ask to report your grades on a 4.0 scale. However, there are some systems in which there is no way no make the conversion.

Let me ask to estimate: which will be the GPA for a top 10%?


I used my class topper's GPA to calculate my normalized GPA. (Example: ((MyGPA/TopperGPA) * 4.0)
But then in my school, topper's GPAs were public information.

Whatever calculation you use, spell it out in your optional essay.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 12:49
Invited to interview ... cross fingers
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 14:17
Congrats losttraveler! Do you mind sharing when you applied, when the application went under review and when you got the invite?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:23
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 22:37
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got the call last Thursday at night for J term. they waited 20+days after interview to admit me. so for those who are waiting, don't worry. I asked some detailed questions to the adcom director:

What's the usual timeline? 8-12 weeks (obvious). If someone's really strong the'll move that up.

They look for a balance in the applications, and seldom go out of their score range. I have a really low GPA (well below 3), and that was the biggest concern for my app. Luckily my 740 GMAT somewhat compensated (and have a good excuse.)Then then look at your work experience.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 04:18
congrats mmbma, I too have a sub 3 gpa, and while i dont quite have a 740 gmat i do have good WE and solid ECs. I hope this plays well when i submit my ED app in the coming weeks. Kudos to you
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 08:21
Hey guys, I just submitted ED app on 8/16. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 08:25
Goodluck fudge! My interview set for this friday!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 08:50
Mine is set for this saturday. Kinda nervous... Am I right in saying that roughly 50% of interviewees get accepted/denied?

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 09:06
Take it with a grain of salt... businessweek shows the stats for CBS @ 27% of all applicants are interviewed and 15% are admitted. That would mean roughly 55% of interviewed applicants are admitted. I don't know how this breaks down if you compare ED vs RD1 etc. Either way, I'm with you... I'm nervous but excited.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 13:01
Hi lotstraveler! Do you think that info (27% interviewed - 15% admitted) is reliable? The school does not release the number of applicants it interviews... I am asking because I have an interview on Friday hehehe. Did you find info on this anywhere else? Thanks!!! :-D
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