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Columbia asks for number of attempts GMAT

If it is the first time I am applying for Columbia, and I took the GMAT 4 times, can I just mention 3? I read that schools can only see upto the last 3 scores.

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You don't want to get lie about such a small thing. It'll raise serious red flags if you get caught (my 2 cents). I asked the admissions consultant at CBS and she said it doesn't matter how many times you took the GMAT. They do want to see that you tried taking it multiple times IF your first score wasn't that good. I wouldn't lie about that (or anything for that matter).
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When you all upload your essays, do you include the question up top as a header? Thank you for your help.
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For the description in the employment section - are you guys just copying the section from the resume and pasting it there??
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For the Financing the MBA section, are we supposed to estimate the $90k figure for one year or should this cover 2 years worth of costs? (Eek...this is expensive... :( )
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When you all upload your essays, do you include the question up top as a header? Thank you for your help.


I didn't bother - assumed that adcoms read enough of these that they know exactly what each essay is about. As long as you label "Essay 1" and "Essay 2" and your name, I think it'll be fine.


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For the description in the employment section - are you guys just copying the section from the resume and pasting it there??


You can copy/paste, but there is also no word limit for the description section, I think, so you can use it to flesh out your job a little more, or spend some time describing what you learned from work. The resume tends to be a little drier, more along the lines of "these were my achievements/I did this awesome thing that increased productivity 1000+%." You can give a little more explanation and add some "color" in the description section, add intangibles or takeaways, or overall just give adcoms a better sense of how specific jobs led you closer to your goals. I used it as sort of a bridge between my resume and my essays.


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For the Financing the MBA section, are we supposed to estimate the $90k figure for one year or should this cover 2 years worth of costs? (Eek...this is expensive... :( )


I just went with one year; I don't think this section matters much other than to let adcoms know that you've *thought* about the cost of the MBA so hopefully you won't get sticker shock and back out last minute.
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When you all upload your essays, do you include the question up top as a header? Thank you for your help.


I put the question in the headers of each essay. The adcom physically prints out your application, opposed to just viewing it on a computer, so adding the question to the top can't hurt!
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"I didn't bother - assumed that adcoms read enough of these that they know exactly what each essay is about. As long as you label "Essay 1" and "Essay 2" and your name, I think it'll be fine."




Anyone else put their name in each essay? I just put an Essay header "Essay 1 etc." - I realize it is petty but just curious since I have already uploaded everything for all my schools haha. Thank you.
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Resume question - 1 page or 2 pages?! What are your thoughts and what did you do? Thanks! :)
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Resume question - 1 page or 2 pages?! What are your thoughts and what did you do? Thanks! :)


Resume should always be 1 page. If you aren't fitting it on one page you need to be more concise. Make sure you are talking about impacts and accomplishments, not just job duties.
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For the Financing the MBA section, are we supposed to estimate the $90k figure for one year or should this cover 2 years worth of costs? (Eek...this is expensive... :( )


I emailed the ad comm about this and they said use both years and the total student budget so your total should be roughly $180k.
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Any movement since last week's interview invite wave? I'm starting to get ants in the pants :roll:
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Any movement since last week's interview invite wave? I'm starting to get ants in the pants :roll:


Nope. I interviewed on 9/7 and my application went complete on the same day. Nothing yet.

Looks like I will have to continue meditating - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjkWju-DknM :shock:
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Any movement since last week's interview invite wave? I'm starting to get ants in the pants :roll:


Nope. I interviewed on 9/7 and my application went complete on the same day. Nothing yet.

Looks like I will have to continue meditating - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjkWju-DknM :shock:



Same for me.. Now my application on its 13th week!... According to admission comittee their deadline latest 14 week after submitting your application
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Hey bananas,
Sorry if this was covered before but was the interview with a current student, an alum, or an admissions rep?
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An alumna who lives nearby. I think 99% of their interviews are conducted with an alumnus.
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Same for me.. Now my application on its 13th week!... According to admission comittee their deadline latest 14 week after submitting your application
(with interview)....


That's an interesting stat - nice digging. I bet it's from the date the application goes "under review". I am at 13 weeks since submission, also. I don't think the review period began until 7/25 or so, though.
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Same for me.. Now my application on its 13th week!... According to admission comittee their deadline latest 14 week after submitting your application
(with interview)....


You submitted your application very early. I would not stress. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I visited campus on 4 Aug and they stated that they had only begun reviewing applications 2 weeks prior to that. They also were looking at J-term prior to fall entry so it is unlikely your "clock" really started until early August.
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@Bananas: how did you konw your application is now complete? Did you get another status update? Thanks and hope you get the call from school soon~!!!!!
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@Bananas: how did you konw your application is now complete? Did you get another status update? Thanks and hope you get the call from school soon~!!!!!


I had to call to confirm my interview evaluation was submitted. There was no change to the website.
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@Bananas: thanks for sharing that info! Hope you will get the call soon and kick off the admit roll this year!
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New post 19 Sep 2012, 22:13
Submitted last week, invited the day after submitted, interviewed yesterday. A formal interview with admission staff in Moscow. CBS is my first choice, so, fingers crossed. Hope to know the decision in a week or two.
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