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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 14:25
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Ad cim likes calling on Thursday's too

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haha, yea. moral of the story is, expect a call (or email) from admissions any day of the week at any time.
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 14:53
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Hey all,

I got THE CALL today from Columbia! Pretty pumped! For those keeping track, the call came from a blocked number at about 12:30 ET. Here's my timeline:

Submit 10/2
Under Review 10/3
Invite 10/4
Interview 10/12
Complete 10/13
Admit!!! 10/27

For those accepted, looking forward to meeting you all. To those still waiting, keep the faith and good luck!


Congratulations!!!
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 17:01
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thinking ill know my fate in the next week hopefully :p everyone waiting dont give up the faith -- its gonna get longer the later you submitted :)
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2011, 20:10
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Got the call today! Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!

Is there a Columbia Business School class of 2014 topic / Facebook group out there?

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Got the call today! Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!

Is there a Columbia Business School class of 2014 topic / Facebook group out there?


Congrats! Don't think there's a FB page up yet, still pretty early days. This forum is prob the largest grouping of CBS'14 people online atm I believe.
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I got the call last night, about a quarter after ten NY time.

Just to complete my data point
J-term applicant, 2 yrs top consulting, 2.5 yrs high-tech, international

Submit: 10/2
Under review and interview invite: 10/3
Interview: 10/12
Complete: 10/18
Final decision: 10/27

I asked for expedient review for a personal reason, so that might be a reason for the shorter cycle

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 06:40
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Anyone miss a call from admissions? do they leave a voicemail?

Just had my first unknown caller show up on my us # (one i provided on my app) in 6 months and missed it, haha.



From what I remember on previous posts people got Voicemails telling them to call admissions. Probably kills a little of the surprise, but hard to hate on good news.
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 06:51
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How long does it take for your application to go complete after the interviewer submits his feedback online? The reason I'm asking is because my interviewer said he submitted his feedback yesterday and I still haven't seen an update to my app... is this a reason to be concerned?


Took me about a day and a half. I think it needs to be done manually by someone within the office. No need to be concerned!
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americanInAsia wrote:
Anyone miss a call from admissions? do they leave a voicemail?

Just had my first unknown caller show up on my us # (one i provided on my app) in 6 months and missed it, haha.



From what I remember on previous posts people got Voicemails telling them to call admissions. Probably kills a little of the surprise, but hard to hate on good news.



I am pretty certain that I missed the admit call from them. No voicemail...nothing. But they called back about 24hrs later and I luckily had my phone at that time.
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 20:13
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Got the call from admissions today. First, they wanted to wish me a happy birthday, oh and then to let me know that I'm in. Classy. Time to celebrate the Halloween weekend right with a lot of beer!
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2011, 08:12
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^Since the admissions process is rolling, decisions should be sent out once they are made.

So I wouldn't expect there to be a certain date where a big batch of rejections is sent out.


That's exactly the mentality I had with the process. Its rolling admissions guys! If you haven't gotten dinged yet, it means you're still in the running. Unlike at other schools who "batch" their dings, where you could possibly assume that the longer you go w/o an update means the more likely you are to get dinged (or rather, have already been dinged but just don't know it yet), all that it means at CBS is that they haven't made up their mind yet. So stop setting these arbitrary dates for yourself because they'll just come and go without any real significance.

Hang in there guys & gals!
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Mutiny!

Ermiz, I'm not going to lie and say I'm not thinking of plan B, but I'd hate to see people sulking on plan B when they don't even know yet. I hope that's not the case for you and I wish you a lot of luck on your app. To answer your question though: I haven't thought of any other schools. And no, I'm not like kkkatl (btw, I really hope that doesn't stand for KKK Atlanta, but I guess it is what it is yo) where I absolutely fell in love with the school. I don't drop L-bombs that easily, ask my ex!

Since you're interested in entrepreneurship, I'm going to assume you've measured the opp cost of two years off plus the $ cost (or rand), as opposed to starting a business time=zero. If I don't get in, I'm going to look at the job market and look into starting my own business/ngo.

To maybe turn the thread on a more positive note and echo triple-K-Hotlanta, Columbia is the only program I was comfortable with in terms of fit. Columbia sat down with us (round table event), got to know us, listened to us, etc. I felt like they were giving us a certain respect, like we (the applicants) know best about our career plan and have the ability to make things happen for ourselves. I read somewhere that Columbia doesn't "hold hands" and I liked that, I felt like I was free to choose my own path. Or I don't know, maybe that's just the tone of the New York (love that too), god I miss it.

Plus, I'm 29, at other events, you had some green folks asking how the school compares to H-Bomb or stupid questions like that. Second plus I went to a few admissions events at other schools and I felt like I was being cheerleaded into applying.

Anybody else? Would be interested in hearing other folks' views as I'm sure there are some people who probably disagree about what I saw/appreciate in C-Bomb.

Cheers, G/L to everyone
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Sorry to hear about the dings, everyone.

I was dinged last spring and it really burns, especially if you've put your heart and soul into the app

one thing you could do is grow a mustache this month for Movember, especially if you don't have additional interviews coming up
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Just got the interview email..
Applied 10/5
Under Review 10/12
Interview Email - 11/01
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Re: Columbia 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2011, 18:32
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Feeling inspired by Rick Ross tonight and channeling admits for everyone:

I’m applying round one
It’s making me sweat
I apply to other schools and considering the debt
Posting on GMAT Club, ignoring my work
Does my boss above me think I’m a jerk?

Reapp under my belt
Consider me like the rest
I explain in essay one how I’m definitely the best
Hassle my recommender and remind him that he’s late
Even though I’m stressing and will be hitting the date

Still applying early decision, it’s the death of me
Ever seen 250 cash, gotta count it carefully
Ever applied early decision to the school of your dreams
In a pool full of rockstars and other phenoms it seems

Clubbers, I could make it there
Call the adcom personally and make it a dare
So yeah, we’re in deep, the feeling ain’t fair
And it’s CBS MBA Early Decision until we get the chair
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Updated the timeline file after Monday's blood bath.

Added some charts.

Hope everyone finds it useful.


Since we're nerds... For day of the week, you can use =TEXT(CELL,"dddd") instead of your nested IF statement :)
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I just received interview invitation from Columbia.
Was thinking it may be a Ding after logging in the system.
Submit on 4-Oct, Under review on 5-Oct
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30 days ago I submitted my apllication...

Today I submit my hopes... :(

(No ding but its just been too long)


I got my invite to interview 3 days short of a full 4 week wait. I had mentally prepped "bye bye CBS". From there in 11 business days I had a call from the CBS adcom giving me the good news. You have survived past the blood bath on Monday, so keep faith!!!
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Etreus (and all others waiting),

It took the adcom 5 weeks to extend an interview invite my way. After three weeks of waiting, I thought the process was over. It's now been over a week since my interview went complete and at this point, I wouldn't be surprised if I had to wait another week or even longer.

I have no idea how many applicants apply ED, but I think the overall pool is 6,000+ applicants. Even if a quarter of the total applicants apply ED, I'm assuming the adcom has an extremely difficult and time consuming task sorting through all of these seemingly awesome applications and qualified people (I counted at least 3 folks here with GMAT's in the 99th percentile -- I'm blown away!). One could imagine the adcom office has no more than 10 people (just a guess) and 1,500-2,000 applications to sort through (?) over the course of 6-10 weeks --- if the adcom is really giving each applicant deep thought and consideration, it's no surprise that interview invites are staggered over time as the adcom gets to them.

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Based in India!!

Based on last years thread, I think we will hear only next week. The wait continues!!!
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