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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 06:58
sudden wrote:
dinged. it's hard to believe that i went 4/5 receiving interviews and then 0/4 on admits. congrats to those who made it.


Sorry to hear :(

Sadly, it does not seem there is necessarily a strong correlation between interview performance and acceptances.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 07:11
Sorry to hear it Sudden. I thought you had a really good shot! Enjoy your trip! Are you re-applying next year?

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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 07:27
Sudden,

Sorry to hear that... I have been following the thread, and was pulling for you! I hope you decide to reapply next year. If so, I'll see you here on the board.

Try to enjoy your trip, I am sure it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Best of luck.

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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 10:14
Sorry to hear that sudden.

Columbia08, routing for you now.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 10:23
Truly sorry about the ding. RD has been extremely tough, please do not lose hope for an MBA. You have to reapply, whether Columbia or other schools.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2008, 15:29
sudden, I'm really sorry about your ding. To be honest it actually depressed me coz I felt that I'm probably also just waiting to get my final ding from CBS too, especially since it wasn't my best interview. I guess the only thing to do is gear up for a fierce fight next appliation cycle.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 02:59
Anyone who applied after Jan 9 hear anything yet?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2008, 05:10
navy01 wrote:
Anyone who applied after Jan 9 hear anything yet?


I finished by the scholarship deadline but my recos didn't get finished until the end of january. My app went complete in early February and it's still under review. Considering the results of my other applications, I am pretty sure what I'll hear back.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 18:49
Sorry navy, I missed this...thanks a lot for being on my camp. I got waitlisted. I guess I should not complain but its just so frustrating. Sigh!

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Sorry to hear that sudden.

Columbia08, routing for you now.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 03:09
Sorry to hear that Columbia08. What are your other options?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 10:46
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I got waitlisted.


Another waitlist.....grrrrrr!

Sorry to hear this. Let's hope there is some movement on the WL for both of our sakes :)
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 12:13
Got accepted at CBS on 04/22

My timeline is
submission: 01/08
review: 02/08
interview inv: 04/02
interview and its feedback: 04/18
acceptance: 04/22

Good luck guys!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 19:13
Congrats, nouv3aux!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 03:35
FYI...someone on the businessweek forums said the WL started moving May 15th last year.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2008, 04:57
Guys, I applied Jan 10th, and went under review on Feb 13th.
Technically, 12 weeks = 84 days, and that's May 7th, which is two days ago.

Should I contact adcom? Anyone in the same boat? I have been very patience, but it is starting to run out. Maybe I'll get a ding today...
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2008, 05:12
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Guys, I applied Jan 10th, and went under review on Feb 13th.
Technically, 12 weeks = 84 days, and that's May 7th, which is two days ago.

Should I contact adcom? Anyone in the same boat? I have been very patience, but it is starting to run out. Maybe I'll get a ding today...



Wait another week if you can stomach it. They could be undecided, and you might or might not rock the boat by calling. If, after another week, there's nothing then give them a call and let them know that the 12 weeks have passed.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2008, 21:16
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Admitted to Columbia and will be matriculating!

I'm a bit tentative about posting on forums, but I found the GMATclub community extremely supportive during this long, difficult journey. Even though I have posted very little, reading these message boards always lifts me up. As living proof that getting off the waitlist is possible, even in this difficult year, I'd also like to provide support for those on the waitlist.

I applied relatively early in the RD cycle and was waitlisted at Columbia in late February after what I thought was a successful interview. After several months of unanswered emails to my waitlist manager (I tried to minimize these to significant work and educational updates), I finally received an email from him requesting a phone call. We had a great conversation, and I definitely felt he was on my side. He suggested I reach out to the dean of my specailization and set up a meeting. I thought it was 50/50 that he would agree to meet with me, but, to my surprise, he responded within 48 hours and we set up a meeting for the next day. We had an excellent conversation, and when I stopped by to say hi to my waitlist manager, he informed me that they had already spoken about me. Three days later I received the status update - Accepted!

As a now veteran waitlister (I was on 3 different waitlists), here are a few tips for those still in the waitlist cyle or members of the Class of 2009 who may find themselves in this situation. Of course, these are just from my experience and may not be applicable to everyone.

1. If the school gives you a contact, use them as a resource, they are most likely your biggest advocate on the adcom.
2. Take risks (within reason). Don't be afraid to put yourself out there to show the adcom and faculty how much you want to attend their school. I don't think expressing interest can ever hurt you, as long as you're genuine and not too over the top.
3. If you can get to campus - go! - and try to set up meetings with students and professors in the track you'd like to pursue. I had spoken to several students in my area of interest before my meeting with the dean, and they were extremely helpful resources - I came armed with great questions and examples of job postings in the area I'd like to pursue.
4. Stay positive, but have a backup plan. I decided that if the waitlists didn't work out, I would keep my job and pursue a part time degree that would still help me gain relevant skills and potentially move to the next level in my field. By having something to think about other than the MBA, I was able to put it out of my mind for the short term while staying excited about my long term goal.
5. Have confidence in yourself and your abilities and stay positive! The most important thing I learned from this experience is that it isn't always about you. When I spoke to my waitlist manager, I expected him to point out some glaring errors in my application. I signed up for two quant courses figuring my GMAT score wasn't enough to compensate for my lack of quant background. That wasn't the case. There was nothing wrong; the waitlist decision was beyond my control...but the admit decision wasn't!
Good luck to those still waiting. Hang in there!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2008, 07:51
Congratulations luckytown! See you in the Fall!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2008, 12:39
congrats nouv3aux and lucky...

I got an interview invite from CBS on 4/30 and thought about interviewing for a while. But I am sure that I wouldn't pick CBS over GSB, so I just withdrew my application rather than go thru the interview process..

My timelines -

Applied 1/27
complete 2/20
invite to interview 4/30
withdrawn 5/11
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 06:33
Major congrats lucktown!!!

That's a great story to hear and glad to see that your determination paid off. It also provides a glimmer of hope to us folk on the waitlist :) Thanks so much for providing some color on your experience and dropping into to the g-club to share your story.

Well done and congrats! :beer
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