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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 11:42
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Just got the call for a Fellowship award! I guess that answers the question about Early Decision applicants. I honestly thought there was no way they would bother giving money to ED admits because we are already committed to the school. Glad I was mistaken.



congrats! glad to see someone who has been that helpful to CBS applicants and admitted students get such an award. Not sure what it was for but really congratulations you deserve it


Thanks, it was just a generic merit-based award, no mention of anything other than that. $10k off my first year is a nice way to start the weekend before Columbia Connect.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 09:09
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kriddick2 wrote:
For those already admitted or interviewed, do you have any tips on who to select for your interview?

I googled my three options and here are my thoughts on each

#1 - Lives close to my apt and job. Is in the same field than I am in but from the surface, have nothing else in common.

#2 - Can't find info on them on the internet.

#3 - We went to the same HS and went to college in the same region. We are also the same ethinicity.

I just don't want to piss off admissions by going with the 3rd option since they ask you to work from the top down.

Thoughts?


After having some trouble scheduling my interview, I called the admissions office to clarify a few things- they basically said order does not matter at all, and that, if interviewers don't respond promptly, you can also begin chipping away at the '2 business day' response window, and start emailing them more rapidly. I had to email 8 ambassadors before getting someone to say yes. By the end, I was emailing multiple people at a time, and it finally worked.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 03:50
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anyone else thinking of turning down serious $$ for cbs? i just got notice of full ride to stern (120k)

Take full ride. Is that a serious question? Stern is like 3 spots lower in rankings. Is that worth 120k to you?


Congratulations on the full-ride, old1442! That's certainly a lot of money to give up, but if CBS is where you want to go, then that's your personal decision.

While I am of a similar thought to lodestone -- 120k would be very very difficult for me to give up -- everyone's financial situation and reasons for choosing bschool are different. Make a decision that works well for you: does CBS offer you that many more resources than Stern? They're both in NYC, but does CBS have specific recruiting you'd be interested over Stern? Did you mesh well with current students/the culture better? All questions you have to answer for yourself. It's a great position to be in though!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 10:22
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I received a call from a blocked number in the afternoon
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 14:10
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lodestone wrote:
What time do acceptance calls go out? Afternoon?

msss wrote:
In! Here's my timeline:

App submitted: 12/24
Interview invite: 1/23
Interview: 2/4
Feedback submitted: 2/5
Acceptance: 2/18

Good luck to everyone and thanks to the gmatclub community for all of the helpful advice!


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Both of my calls (missed the first one) were in the afternoon. After 1pm.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 11:09
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Hi everyone - super longtime lurker, but first time poster! Just wanted to say:

1. Not too many of my friends are going through the MBA app process, so it's nice to know I'm not alone!

2. I was accepted to Columbia yesterday!! Got the call from Christina in the afternoon! My timeline if anyone is interested:

Submitted: 12/24/12
Invited to Interview: 1/23/13
Interview: 2/8/13 (Had some issues with this - none of the first three alums responded so I had to research and then my interviewer couldn't meet for a week and a half)
Feedback Submitted: 2/11/13
Decision: 2/20/13 - Accepted!!

Good luck to everyone else!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 10:18
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ankit1 wrote:
Dear Columbia, I have query related to regular program MBA


For an Indian male applicant of age 30 ,average academics(10th-70% ,12th- 63% Graduation-60%) and having work experience of 73 months with GMAT score 750 for such an applicant who is interested to apply for Columbia MBA program how much scholarship can be expected?[if at all his form is accepted]

For such an applicant whose acads are average should i consider that chances are bleak for an applicant with average acads as mentioned above to get a call.

Thanks And Regards
ankit!


Just so you are aware this forum is all students and individuals applying to CBS, nobody from the admissions office is monitoring this discuss. That being said, you have missed the application deadline for scholarships. That deadline was back on 9 January. So you might receive a need-based scholarship which ranges from around $2,000-$10,000 depending on your income and assets however you won't be eligible for any merit based scholarships.

Even if you hadn't missed the deadline it is virtually impossible to tell you what kind of scholarship, if any, you would receive. Unfortunately Columbia is one of the stingiest schools in the Top 15-20 so they don't give out much aid at all.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 10:23
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got the invite! applied 1/14
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 13:55
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djy2378 wrote:
As I go through the page 1 statistics, it looks like CBS doesn't turn down a lot of interviewed candidates--certainly not close to 50% as is normally the case with other schools. Is this an accurate reflection of the reality? --Have received a status update of interview report yesterday, now begins the real waiting!


Another reason that may be is that people who are dinged aren't quick to update their statuses.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 08:12
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jumsumtak wrote:
*warning* : digression from admissions related stuff (or not, if you are still searching for schools)

good friend souvik showed me this CBS follies video yesterday - Married But Available (MBA). Pretty funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... icsJ7pMfxA



Ha! My favorite is the Remix to Admission video. Would link but my office won't let me access youtube, little do they know about the time waster I've got here...
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 08:18
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Finally heard back/ scheduled an interview yesterday - unfortunately the interview won't be til Monday (2 full weeks after receiving invite). Seems that recently there has not been much good news for GMAT club members post-interview. I wonder if it could be due to the rolling process and the fact that we are now getting into a later time frame for admissions.

The relatively late time frame of my interview has me super nervous -- fingers crossed that all goes well! And good luck to all of those still waiting!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 12:34
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Anybody out there getting any good news from their interviews in the past couple days? My interview feedback was submitted on Wednesday, February 27th, so I'm getting really nervous! Happy Friday all!

My interview feedback was submitted on the 19th and I'm still waiting, so I'm afraid you'll be in limbo for at least another week. Good luck!


Mine was also no the 27th and nothing yet. Seems like turnaround has been more like 2ish weeks in many cases. So much stressful waiting in the MBA admissions process.



My interview was on the 13th, feedback on the 17th......still waiting.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 21:04
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1234321 wrote:
For those of you who have received $ over the phone with your offers, this is merit-based, correct? Can one still separately, with or without the merit-based $, get need-based money later on?
Does anyone know if the process is somehow divided by offices, with the admissions office deciding merit, and the financial aid office deciding need??

Got in, but now trying to figure out how to pay for it!!! :| :| :|


Yes... Got the call today, including a decent merit based fellowship!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 12:44
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I hear you. My feedback was submitted on the 28th and I've been checking my status at least 10x per day. But admissions can take as long as they want with my application as long as it ends with a phone call that says "welcome".
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 05:08
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Today is the day! I can feel it!!

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 09:10
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bschoolfool wrote:
ah, waitlisted today after interviewing 3/1- had a rather odd, four-hour interview. not sure what to make of that.

not sure which aspect of my app was weak, so a little unsure as to whether i should submit additional materials. possibly an additional recommendation?


Sorry to hear that; when did your interviewer submit feedback?

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submitted 3/4


wow, my feedback was submitted on 2/27 and I still haven't heard anything! Should I be worried?[/quote]

oh, i definitely wouldn't be worried at all! my interviewer had a tight timeline in that he was going out of the country and said he'd have to crunch the timeline together. definitely representative of his personal schedule, and not the applicant. so definitely don't worry about that timeline =)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 12:16
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Just Got The Call!!! (actually missed the call, they left a voicemail for me to call back, and I did)

Timeline:
App Submited: 1/14
Invited to Interview: 2/25
Interviewed: 3/5
Feedback Submitted: 3/5 (at 11PM)
Decision Released: 3/13
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 06:49
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Just dinged having interviewed on March 7th.

My best instinct is that my profile wasn't really a good fit for the school (I want to transition from finance to general management), and didn't do enough in my apps and interview to convince them otherwise.

In hindsight, I guess I should have been more thoughtful about which schools I was applying to and being more cognizant of what specific schools look for.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting. They do seem to turn around within two weeks of your interview submission, so at least not that long of a wait!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 09:06
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Dinged off the waitlist: no worries at least I already got in to Tuck, and looking forward to next weeks HBS and Wharton responses.

Al tough a little but bummed out..CBS is a great school!

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 14:32
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old1442 wrote:

apply. if you dont get in, apply e.d. next year. they like reapplicants - perhaps more so than any other school.


Interesting. But thing is, I already put so much effort into this process for the past 2 years, so I don't wanna wait ANOTHER full year. It's go time for me, and I put it in my head that i'm going to go no matter what. I know wherever I go, I will hustle and grind and get to where I want to be no matter which school I end up at. I just wanna have no regrets by applying. You never know, a top 10 school could see something they like that a top 25 school didn't see...my friend got rejected by 10 schools before finally getting admitted to MIT last year, and MIT was the highest ranked school he applied to and he applied in the LAST round too. He said he wasn't even thinking about applying and said he was gonna wait another year...just goes to show you, the worst thing that can happen is they say no. I'm taking that chance.
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