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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2012, 12:06
bozooo wrote:
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 ?



wondering the same too...but im 70% sure I will apply ED this year...(if i dont decide to postpone application exercise..)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2012, 03:15
Hi. Count me in for CBS. This will be my first shot at MBA apps. I have decided to not go for any professional app help. I want to retain my original touch. 8-)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2012, 08:07
in for Sep '13 ED...!!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2012, 01:21
In for the first round of submissions
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2012, 06:49
For all the Re-applicants out there, I have updated the main page of the thread. I emailed the admissions office a question about re-applying and they sent me a checklist of what is necessary if you are a re-applicant from last year. I have added that on the bottom of the first post to make it easy for everybody. The 2 big items: essay questions only require an essay on how you have improved plus the new short essay on "fit" at Columbia, also you only need 1 new letter of recommendation not 2.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2012, 11:21
Count me in for the first round.

Anyone from the west coast applying? If so, when are you guys planning on visiting? I don't want to do a campus visit when everyone is out on summer break.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 22:41
Moss wrote:
FYI everyone I'm a current student starting my 2nd year this fall. If anyone has questions, wants to meet up in person to chat, or would like me to look over your essays, let me know.

It is applied toward tuition.


Thanks Moss for clarifying and the peer advising (yourself and the website), I will be hounding both as the deadline draws closer!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2012, 22:42
jmtomaz wrote:
Count me in for the first round.

Anyone from the west coast applying? If so, when are you guys planning on visiting? I don't want to do a campus visit when everyone is out on summer break.


I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be visiting September 6-8th.
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 05:56
Moss wrote:
FYI everyone I'm a current student starting my 2nd year this fall. If anyone has questions, wants to meet up in person to chat, or would like me to look over your essays, let me know.

A good resource for admitted students is the peer advising website: http://cbspeeradvising.wordpress.com/. This may also help prospectives to get a feel for the school.

It is applied toward tuition.


That's really awesome of you, man. I'm definitely going to have to take you up on that!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 07:22
has anyone submitted app yet... this year it seems lot slower than last 2 years... any idea when wud the regular ED interviews will start and any news on the J-term apps..??
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 08:05
polyaris wrote:
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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.


I would slightly disagree because last year's application asked if you had visited CBS.

CBS seems to be obsessed with keeping their yield high. You need to convince CBS that you'll attend if you're accepted, and by taking the time to visit the school, it shows that you are pretty interested.

But at the same time, visiting/not visiting probably only impacts your chances very slightly.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 08:11
gc329xyz wrote:
has anyone submitted app yet... this year it seems lot slower than last 2 years... any idea when wud the regular ED interviews will start and any news on the J-term apps..??


I can only speak about last year...but I submitted my application on 7/16 of and was invited to interview on 8/2.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 08:49
MDF wrote:
I can only speak about last year...but I submitted my application on 7/16 of and was invited to interview on 8/2.

Wow early! I'm hoping to have my ED re-application in around the middle of August.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2012, 09:15
Moss wrote:
FYI everyone I'm a current student starting my 2nd year this fall. If anyone has questions, wants to meet up in person to chat, or would like me to look over your essays, let me know.

A good resource for admitted students is the peer advising website: http://cbspeeradvising.wordpress.com/. This may also help prospectives to get a feel for the school.



Thank you so much for sharing this link. I will definitely contact you once I get ready to apply. :)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 09:31
Submitted on 6/19 for J-Term. Will keep you posted. Columbia or bust!!!

Last edited by Bananas on 16 Aug 2012, 04:48, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 09:39
^^ Wow. That was pretty early, mate. ATB!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 09:51
Bananas wrote:
Submitted on 6/19 for J-Term. Will keep you posted. Columbia or bust!!!


OH WOW! That is super early. Good luck! I'm working on my app for J-term and hope to submit it in a month. Can you share your profile with us?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 09:59
^^ You guys are not applying to any school other than CBS?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 11:11
finmaster wrote:
^^ You guys are not applying to any school other than CBS?


I am only applying to Columbia. Go big or go home, right?! :) I am however working my butt off so I can submit a solid application.

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 18:18
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finmaster wrote:
^^ You guys are not applying to any school other than CBS?


I am only applying to Columbia. Go big or go home, right?! :) I am however working my butt off so I can submit a solid application.

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Sounds great! All the best, mate.
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