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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 06:36
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MBAPangs wrote:
seems like a lot of invites went out yesterday.. got one too and i reckon its probably the slowest turnaround so far :( 6 weeks

anyway best of luck to all for the interviews


6 weeks means i'm probably weeks out...bummer!


i was thinking the same till yesterday.. you never know when cbs is looking to set a new record. cant really say anything about the lead time, it seems to be rather messed up this time around compared to previous years
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 06:37
any idea whats the conversion rate to admis from interviews for ed?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 07:05
thenatalie wrote:
Also received intervew invitaition today.
Submitted - 9/17

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I am getting a little anxious given that a number of people who applied after I did on Oct 1 have been invited to interview. However your experience allays my fears to some extent. Can you share your profile? I wonder why it took them so long to extend an invite to you. Its almost 5 weeks!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 08:42
riskylvrg I sent you an email to that address
david88 I pmed you on this site

Anyone else looking to practice for interviews feel free to pm because I am happy to give feedback and would like as much practice as possible
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:23
Anybody know when the regular decision invites start to come out?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:51
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Anybody know when the regular decision invites start to come out?


I believe Columbia has stated that they don't begin reviewing RD applications until December (1st, I think?).
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 13:30
Can folks who have interviewed already share your interview experiences/questions. This is the first b-school interview I will be doing so I am a little anxious.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 16:58
How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 17:21
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How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..


You will get a "Status update" email from Columbia and a new Status Update on the application webpage.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 19:52
Hi Guys,

A couple people have mentioned a word limit with regards to CBS' application so I just wanted to confirm that they're referring to the Essays? I didn't see any stated limits for the Work and EC descriptions so I'm hoping that the adcoms will see everything I've written despite it not showing up in the PDF preview...

Thanks!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 22:07
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suting wrote:
How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..


You will get a "Status update" email from Columbia and a new Status Update on the application webpage.




Is the status update email sent out automatically?
Or the adcom check and send emails one by one?

I am getting nervous..
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 02:20
My bf and I are applying together to Columbia, except he's applied ED, and he's already interviewed. I've applied RD (submitted app on Oct 23rd). We've mentioned we're applying together. He should hear back within a week or so but I'm going to be on tenterhooks til December if they don't review RD til then.
Does anyone have any idea on whether Columbia would look at our apps together even though we're in different rounds? Or whether there's any chance of RD applicants hearing back before December?
I'm not looking forward to a really long waiting period once he knows his admissions status :(
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 02:45
rgupta87 wrote:
My bf and I are applying together to Columbia, except he's applied ED, and he's already interviewed. I've applied RD (submitted app on Oct 23rd). We've mentioned we're applying together. He should hear back within a week or so but I'm going to be on tenterhooks til December if they don't review RD til then.
Does anyone have any idea on whether Columbia would look at our apps together even though we're in different rounds? Or whether there's any chance of RD applicants hearing back before December?
I'm not looking forward to a really long waiting period once he knows his admissions status :(


I don't think your applications are going to be looked at together. But that your boyfriend has applied ED may have an effect on your own RD application. Not very sure about the policies in such cases but I m sure the applications won't be looked at together.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 04:50
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Hi Guys,

A couple people have mentioned a word limit with regards to CBS' application so I just wanted to confirm that they're referring to the Essays? I didn't see any stated limits for the Work and EC descriptions so I'm hoping that the adcoms will see everything I've written despite it not showing up in the PDF preview...

Thanks!


I submitted ED in September but I was having the same issue with the PDF previewer. I called the Admissions Office and was told to disregard the application proof PDF. The adcoms can read everything that you write in those fields even if it does not display properly.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 04:52
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mappleby wrote:
suting wrote:
How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..


You will get a "Status update" email from Columbia and a new Status Update on the application webpage.




Is the status update email sent out automatically?
Or the adcom check and send emails one by one?

I am getting nervous..


Pretty sure they are sent automatically. I was interviewed on a Saturday afternoon and notified that evening that the Ambassador had submitted my feedback. It's likely that yours has not yet done so.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 05:19
suting wrote:
mappleby wrote:
suting wrote:
How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..


You will get a "Status update" email from Columbia and a new Status Update on the application webpage.




Is the status update email sent out automatically?
Or the adcom check and send emails one by one?

I am getting nervous..


It's automatic. I had the email in my inbox an hour after interviewing saying the feedback had been submitted. People are busy, 2 days isn't that long. Since tomorrow is Friday if you don't see anything today I would send a friendly reminder to the person who interviewed you thanking them and making sure they submit the feedback.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 05:51
is it preferred to submit my app before Dec??

Is it true that they only start reviewing regular apps in Dec???
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 06:02
suting wrote:
mappleby wrote:
suting wrote:
How do you know when the interviewer submitted the feedback form?
Pls let me know..
In my application page, no change for the past two days after my interview..


You will get a "Status update" email from Columbia and a new Status Update on the application webpage.




Is the status update email sent out automatically?
Or the adcom check and send emails one by one?

I am getting nervous..


It has been 2 weeks for me and I still haven't gotten my interview feedback submitted. I sent the person an email and I called the admissions office yesterday to see what the hold up is. They said they would reach out to the person.

If I was you I'd wait a full week, then email the interviewer a reminder, then follow up with the admissions office if you don't get a reply.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 07:35
geogman wrote:
is it preferred to submit my app before Dec??

Is it true that they only start reviewing regular apps in Dec???


Yes and yes

Check out the FAQ section in the CSB site. I think its question 4 what you need
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 08:02
Has anyone been dinged yet without an interview? Is there a date when they will just release those that haven't been offered an interview?
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