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Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 13:43
Dinged without interview. I actually thought I had a decent shot at the school but oh well. I applied December 20th.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 13:50
Also, anyone know if they give feedback on what was wrong with a dinged application? Maybe if I tried emailing them?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 14:42
No they don't. Somewhere on the website they state that they cannot provide feedback to dinged applicants. They get thousands of applications and it would be far too time-consuming for them to go through every person and provide feedback. Your best bet is a Ding Analysis from an Admissions Consultant.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 14:57
Does anyone know of any movement on the waitlist?

A ding or an acceptance off the waitlist?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 15:45
mappleby wrote:
No they don't. Somewhere on the website they state that they cannot provide feedback to dinged applicants. They get thousands of applications and it would be far too time-consuming for them to go through every person and provide feedback. Your best bet is a Ding Analysis from an Admissions Consultant.

Oh well -- too much of a hassle at this point to get a ding analysis. I am surprisingly not as upset as I thought I'd be. If my other schools don't pan out, I'll re-apply as ED this summer.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 17:50
That's what I did and it worked for me.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 21:50
How do you know your application status? I tried logging in to my account page but did not see any status update apart from the tick and the application submitted on my date...is this normal? can anyone give me some advice? Thanks!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 23:38
nickey11 wrote:
How do you know your application status? I tried logging in to my account page but did not see any status update apart from the tick and the application submitted on my date...is this normal? can anyone give me some advice? Thanks!


Same here
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 06:20
Got an email saying there was a status update to my account. Logged in and there it was.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 06:52
Thank you! That helps a lot, so just wait for the email instead of keep logging in to check it myself.

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 07:23
This might be helpful for the anxious ones out there. My application status didn't have an update until *after* I received a call from the admissions office about my acceptance. In fact, it was a good few hours after the call that the status was updated. So even if you have been accepted, you wouldn't know.

I actually had a gut feeling that something would happen that day and I was checking my application status all morning. There was no change/tell-tale sign of a change.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 07:58
TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Got an email saying there was a status update to my account. Logged in and there it was.


When did you submit you app?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 10:13
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TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Got an email saying there was a status update to my account. Logged in and there it was.


When did you submit you app?

Dec 20th.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 11:35
TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Dinged without interview. I actually thought I had a decent shot at the school but oh well. I applied December 20th.


Same here.. applied at the same date as well.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 11:37
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TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Dinged without interview. I actually thought I had a decent shot at the school but oh well. I applied December 20th.


Same here.. applied at the same date as well.


Rd seemed really tough..
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 11:41
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TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Dinged without interview. I actually thought I had a decent shot at the school but oh well. I applied December 20th.


Same here.. applied at the same date as well.

Sorry to hear, hopefully your other schools pull through.

I know it will be a bit biased, but how strong was your application? I ask because I am still a bit "shocked" that I didnt get an interview. I thought my overall app was pretty good: good work experience at a brand name firm; good GMAT; good GPA; good recs; very very unique story; clear and feasible goals. On top of that, I had a CBS donor put in a good word for me. I'm guessing that if I had gone ED, I would have at least been invited to an interview....guess ED vs RD makes a huge difference.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 12:44
Has anyone read anything about how the rate of admittance changes the closer it gets to the April deadline? Do they really continue to take people that late in the year or is most of the class likely filled already?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 13:05
TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
pascalchristian wrote:
TwoTimesTheCharm wrote:
Dinged without interview. I actually thought I had a decent shot at the school but oh well. I applied December 20th.


Same here.. applied at the same date as well.

Sorry to hear, hopefully your other schools pull through.

I know it will be a bit biased, but how strong was your application? I ask because I am still a bit "shocked" that I didnt get an interview. I thought my overall app was pretty good: good work experience at a brand name firm; good GMAT; good GPA; good recs; very very unique story; clear and feasible goals. On top of that, I had a CBS donor put in a good word for me. I'm guessing that if I had gone ED, I would have at least been invited to an interview....guess ED vs RD makes a huge difference.


I'm not on the admissions committee so take this for what it is worth but I think you lost the numbers game. There are literally thousands of investment bankers that apply to business school each year. You GPA and GMAT are both almost exactly average and your work experience will read very similar to lots of other applicants. In the end they can only take so many bankers and consultants each year and it really becomes a crap shoot.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 14:03
Hmm. Applied 12/19 and no interview invite / ding yet. I wonder if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

On another note, I received an email from admissions asking for a transcript 8 days ago. It seems I must have accidentally uploaded a second copy of my resume instead of my transcript when I applied. I responded with a copy of my transcript inside 20 min. Kudos to them for not just automatically dinging me over a dumb mistake! Very classy, Columbia.

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 14:31
mappleby wrote:
I'm not on the admissions committee so take this for what it is worth but I think you lost the numbers game. There are literally thousands of investment bankers that apply to business school each year. You GPA and GMAT are both almost exactly average and your work experience will read very similar to lots of other applicants. In the end they can only take so many bankers and consultants each year and it really becomes a crap shoot.

Makes sense, thanks. Lets hope the numbers game works in my favor at INSEAD and Wharton then.
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