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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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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
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.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 01:42
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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.


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
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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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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 03:14
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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.


Yes, it's usually 8-10 weeks unless you submit after merit fellowship deadline. What I'm wondering is let's say the following occurs: person A and person B submit their apps at the exact same time. A gets an invite, but B does not. Would A get an e-mail earlier than B since he got an invite and is thus "higher" priority, or would they both hear back at the same time? Columbia's adcom has stated specifically that if an applicant is very strong, he could get an invite after only one adcom member has read the application. For most invites, it would take 2-3 readers before getting an invite.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 03:19
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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.


Yes, it's usually 8-10 weeks unless you submit after merit fellowship deadline. What I'm wondering is let's say the following occurs: person A and person B submit their apps at the exact same time. A gets an invite, but B does not. Would A get an e-mail earlier than B since he got an invite and is thus "higher" priority, or would they both hear back at the same time? Columbia's adcom has stated specifically that if an applicant is very strong, he could get an invite after only one adcom member has read the application. For most invites, it would take 2-3 readers before getting an invite.


Sometimes maybe they aren't completely able to make up their mind about you, as in you may be in between where you are a good candidate and they don't want to ding you immediately. So maybe that's what causes the time lag. What are your stats anyway & how long since you submitted?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 13:14
Unusually quiet for this time of the year. Very few invites have gone out for those who submitted in November.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 17:21
Got an invite yesterday.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 17:28
mrpapagorgio wrote:
Got my admit decision: success. Good luck all!



Congrats my friend. When did you apply/interview, and what is your profile?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 17:38
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Got an invite yesterday.
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Yikes. I submitted November 30 and no word yet. Not looking good.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 07:56
I got an interview invite from CBS a few days ago.

Submitted full app: 11/20
Invited to interview: 12/19

So basically a month's turnaround. I also made a conscious choice to submit before the Thanksgiving break figuring that there'd be a glut of apps after that.

By the way, any advice or great samples of Columbia interview questions?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 08:07
Finally submitted this week. Will update the group on what happens.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 09:06
Submitted app: 10/25
Invited to Interview: 12/10
Interviewed: 12/19
Waitlisted: 12/21

Damn! Is anyone out there familiar with just how unlikely it is to be admitted from the waitlist?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 10:55
Shawshank wrote:
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.


Stanford interview does not count for much, I'd say the Columbia interview is more important. HBS interview is different in that it is done by the admissions committee directly so not really comparable.
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