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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 14:27
My best friend is Columbia MBA Class of 2012. Anything I can ask him?
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 16:00
Reapplicant for CBS here - definitely giving it another (much more prepared) shot!
Best of luck to all! :-D
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Calling all Columbia Fall 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 22:58
Here we go guys. CBS has started taking in applications for Fall 2013 and J Term 2013. Let us start too..!!
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 03:07
considering to apply for the early decision, but i am confused with the merit based fellowship,

if i apply for the early decision, will my application be in the fellowship evaluation or not ?
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:34
do a lot of people apply multiple times. this probably dilutes the applicant pool
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:40
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do a lot of people apply multiple times. this probably dilutes the applicant pool


? You can only apply once in a given year. According to BusinessWeek, about 10% of CBS's applicants are re-applicants
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... umbia.html
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 09:01
Reapplicant / ED here. Got WL'ed this spring so feeling confident this time around.

Good luck all
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Re: Calling all Columbia Fall 2013 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 09:41
Good luck folks. I was in your boat last year...and I will stick around for any advice. Classes have not started yet but I post august PM me and I can give you details on the pre-mba matriculation stuff and then about the core classes and the student experience.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 09:51
Expert's post
merged the "Calling all Columbia Fall 2013 Applicants" with "Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants"
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 09:57
I'll be reapplying ED this year. Hopefully with much better luck than last year.

For those of you reapplying, I've heard the 'new' letter of rec needs to be from someone else, not just a new letter from one of your previous 2 recommenders. This is hugely disappointing to me if it's accurate, as I've worked for only two managers and both wrote letters for me last year. I can find someone else to write it, but I can't see the letter being as strong since all my work with them is project based.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 10:06
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I'll be reapplying ED this year. Hopefully with much better luck than last year.

For those of you reapplying, I've heard the 'new' letter of rec needs to be from someone else, not just a new letter from one of your previous 2 recommenders. This is hugely disappointing to me if it's accurate, as I've worked for only two managers and both wrote letters for me last year. I can find someone else to write it, but I can't see the letter being as strong since all my work with them is project based.


I was a re-app last year and re-apps have a lot of the work cut out because its only 1 essay. But yes it is 1 new recommender, you cannot ask the last two to write again. I had confirmed this with adcoms last year.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 19:46
Count me in for ED. It's NYC! The morals are looser, and the liquor is cheaper!
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 04:16
Hey guys! I`ll be applying for RD - any other RD applicants around? Good luck to everyone!

One thing - I live abroad and cannot visit NYC before my application (unless a random lucky business trip comes up), does anyone know if this has a big impact?
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 05:49
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Count me in for ED. It's NYC! The morals are looser, and the liquor is cheaper!

You must know a different NYC than I do haha. GL with your app.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 12:21
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One thing - I live abroad and cannot visit NYC before my application (unless a random lucky business trip comes up), does anyone know if this has a big impact?

Not even a tiny one, otherwise those who aren't able to travel would be disadvantaged.

Count me in for CBS.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 21:42
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lonesoui wrote:
Count me in for ED. It's NYC! The morals are looser, and the liquor is cheaper!

You must know a different NYC than I do haha. GL with your app.


It's a quote from an F Scott Fitzgerald's poem. They used it in the new Great Gatsby trailer


Does anyone know the situation with the ED $6k deposit? Like do we get it back once we pay tuition, does it get applied to tuition, or neither?
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 06:15
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Count me in for ED. It's NYC! The morals are looser, and the liquor is cheaper!

You must know a different NYC than I do haha. GL with your app.


It's a quote from an F Scott Fitzgerald's poem. They used it in the new Great Gatsby trailer


Does anyone know the situation with the ED $6k deposit? Like do we get it back once we pay tuition, does it get applied to tuition, or neither?

aah that's why it sounded familiar.

That's actually a good question. I assumed it just went toward tuition, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's returned after tuition is paid.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 09:50
I'm applying J-term 2013! I went to visit the school and attended an information session 2 days ago and I'm in love!!!
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 15:05
Count me in! ED.

First go around for all schools.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good CBS consultant?
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 20:13
Thank you all for your active participation as of yet. I've just updated the thread to show everyone's statistics. I want to wish everyone the best of luck this year, and look forward to seeing lots and lots of admits this year.
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