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Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma

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Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2009, 12:57
I got into Columbia for the January intake and I wanted to know if there is any precedence for admitted students getting approved for deferral for one year. I have a somewhat large company (by small company standards) that accepted a portfolio of projects after my waitlist. Since I didn't know whether I would get in, I committed to the projects but now that I'm in I'm not completely sure I can go. Is there precedence for students that own their own companies to defer because of such a circumstance? thanks.

I was originally a waitlister and I accepted these high value projects after I was waitlisted because I wasn't sure what would happen.
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Re: Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2009, 14:13
Hi Amit,

Sorry to take away from your question but did you receive any specific guidance from your waitlist manager as to what to do or did you just send a waitlist letter and wait? I'm a ED waitlist candidate, so am just trying to figure out the best way to go about the process. Sorry I answered your question with just another question!
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Re: Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2009, 14:22
Hey there,
I received a waitlist letter through the electronic system and called to let them know that I was still interested. I just followed the instructions in the letter to be honest. I applied to the January start program which I believe is managed slightly differently than the ED prog. I just got a call this morning notifying me that the I had an offer if I wanted it. My guess is that ED waitlisters would have to wait a little longer...perhaps until january. This is just a guess however. hope that helped.

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Re: Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2009, 15:10
mbasc2010 wrote:
Hi Amit,

Sorry to take away from your question but did you receive any specific guidance from your waitlist manager as to what to do or did you just send a waitlist letter and wait? I'm a ED waitlist candidate, so am just trying to figure out the best way to go about the process. Sorry I answered your question with just another question!


Hi - read my post on the CBS forum mbasc2010, it answers all your questions.

calling-all-2010-cbs-applicants-merged-78610-620.html#p660132
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Re: Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 17:19
Amitgovin, I can't speak definitively for CBS, but Columbia in general is pretty good about letting you defer if you have an adequate reason. While I don't know what the situation is like for the business program, I know for undergrad and the law school at Columbia there were a good number of deferrals. I know individuals who deferred for one year to spend time abroad or volunteer, which are worthy causes, but not exactly mandatory activities. I think if you explain your situation they'd be understanding, but again I could be wrong bc CBS and undergrad do have different admission boards.
Re: Columbia: Accepted after waitlist but have dilemma   [#permalink] 11 Dec 2009, 17:19
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