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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 09:13
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 09:20
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Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...


http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 09:25
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goonerholic wrote:
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...


http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.


Looks like you could potentially hear between Christmas and New Years. The fastest turn-around from interview feedback to admit has been a week. The average is a little over a week or maybe 2 weeks. It will depend a lot on how quickly your interviewer submits his/her feedback. That is when the clock really starts, not from when you conducted the interview. If they are good and get the feedback uploaded today then I think you should be good. If it takes them a few days then you might be stuck waiting until January.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 03:09
Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 06:22
Any recent interview invites? If so when did you submit your application?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 07:06
Below is my unfortunate chain of events. The dates may be slightly off because I'm recalling purely from memory.

Applied 10/3 (Early Decision)
Dinged around 10/20

I e-mailed admissions a few days after my ding to ask for application feedback. I would have loved to hear back anything, even something as blunt as "Essays sucked," or "GMAT BAD," you know... help the brother out. Instead, I received an e-mail informing me admissions did not have the capacity to provide feedback for everyone. It's unfortunate, but that's life and I have to move on.

Anyway, congrats to everyone that's already in! You all should be very proud!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:06
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Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?


The deadline is end of January and last year most awards were announced in Feb/Mar time-frame. That being said, I have spoken to somebody who was accepted Regular Decision this year and he received scholarship money with his admit letter. So I'm not 100% sure how the process is working this year. So far he is the only individual I have spoken to that received money but that makes sense because there really is no benefit for the school to offer money to ED applicants. We are already committed to the school regardless.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:27
I hope that we as early birds didn't overcommit and deserve some $. Not sure about merits, but we will participate in need-based carve-up, as we all need $.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:46
For what is worth:

Apply 11/25
Last Recommendation: 12/2
Dinged: 12/19

I always thought your status changes to under review first. Is my application that bad?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:48
Sorry man, no under review, at least I haven't seen that.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:49
Hey joeadriani10 sorry to hear about that. But chin up. It will work out. What is your profile and what other schools are you looking at?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 09:52
Thank guys
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5 years of WE (2 banking, 3 corp. strategy)

Invited to interview at Wharton

Applying to Columbia, Wharton, Haas and Tuck
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 12:16
Invited to interview today (timestamp 1:57 p.m.) - 30/Asian-American/New York City/740. Applied 11/24.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 18:42
Just submitted 12/19/2012.

Here's to a long month and a half... I'm thinking interview invites won't go out until February?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 22:45
joeadriani10 wrote:
For what is worth:

Apply 11/25
Last Recommendation: 12/2
Dinged: 12/19

I always thought your status changes to under review first. Is my application that bad?



Wow. Sorry to hear this. I'm stunned at how quick the ding was. I submitted my app on 11/30, so i guess that means i will get a ding or interview e-mail fairly shortly. Ugh.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:17
Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:39
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Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?



Interviews are taken into account obviously but for columbia it's not as critical as it is with hbs/stanford. Plenty of people have had mediocre interviews but gotten in, and the reverse is also true. Do your best of course, but don't go nuts if you don't think your answers were perfect. The adcom will assess the entire application again after the interview report is submitted.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:42
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mrpapagorgio wrote:
Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?



Interviews are taken into account obviously but for columbia it's not as critical as it is with hbs/stanford. Plenty of people have had mediocre interviews but gotten in, and the reverse is also true. Do your best of course, but don't go nuts if you don't think your answers were perfect. The adcom will assess the entire application again after the interview report is submitted.


I see - thank for the insight. Interview was incredibly informal; beers at the pub but I think it went well...just wondering how much stock to place on that. Appreciate the response.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:43
Does it take longer for people who get dinged without interviews, to hear back, as compared to those who do get invites?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:53
Shawshank wrote:
Does it take longer for people who get dinged without interviews, to hear back, as compared to those who do get invites?



I haven't submitted my app yet but i did attend a CBS info session in Mumbai and when someone asked a basic time frame in which an application and they said around 8 weeks turn around max unless a lot of applications come in at the same time, as in just after ED deadline or Merit Fellowship deadline.
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