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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 10:30
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GL - I interviewed more than a week ago and look forward to hearing my decision this upcoming week. Hope you get yours sooner!


Yeah, I feel for you. Looking upthread, it's kind of tantalizing to see those situations when the yay/nay comes within a day or two of the interview feedback being submitted. Especially now, my guess is that the timeline is going to be a little longer because I assume they are still working through the crush of applications from early January.

Looking at the GC data (which I know can't be assumed to be a representative sample), it looks like about 55% of those interviewed are being accepted. (Assuming that those who had interviewed status of more than a month ago were denied and didn't update their status). That's probably a touch high, but still. I flipped a coin and it came up heads, so I'm assuming that means I'm in. Do you think I should call CBS and inform them of the results of my coin flip?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 14:55
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GL - I interviewed more than a week ago and look forward to hearing my decision this upcoming week. Hope you get yours sooner!


Yeah, I feel for you. Looking upthread, it's kind of tantalizing to see those situations when the yay/nay comes within a day or two of the interview feedback being submitted. Especially now, my guess is that the timeline is going to be a little longer because I assume they are still working through the crush of applications from early January.

Looking at the GC data (which I know can't be assumed to be a representative sample), it looks like about 55% of those interviewed are being accepted. (Assuming that those who had interviewed status of more than a month ago were denied and didn't update their status). That's probably a touch high, but still. I flipped a coin and it came up heads, so I'm assuming that means I'm in. Do you think I should call CBS and inform them of the results of my coin flip?


Ya I think you should def tell adcom about your coin flip - they'll appreciate your humor and taking the process loosely :) I wish there is some data that correlates yay/nay decisions to how many days after interview report is submitted. Most of the cases I've heard where it's a positive decision they received it less than a week after interview. And I'm pass that mark............ :(
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2014, 15:50
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Ya I think you should def tell adcom about your coin flip - they'll appreciate your humor and taking the process loosely :) I wish there is some data that correlates yay/nay decisions to how many days after interview report is submitted. Most of the cases I've heard where it's a positive decision they received it less than a week after interview. And I'm pass that mark............ :(


Nah, I don't think they work like that. See:

zzss145 wrote:
Hi All,

Long-time lurker first time poster - this forum has been such a wealth of information, this is the least I can do to give back.

Application Complete: 12/20
Invited to Interview: 01/23
Interview Conducted: 02/12 (took forever to find an alum who would respond!)
Feedback Submitted: 02/12
Acceptance: 02/25 (4pm EST)

The admissions committee spent 13 days on my decision (though including 2 weekends and the President's Day, to be fair), I had almost lost my faith when I saw somebody with a later Interview Feedback submission date receive the decision before me last week. But it all worked out in the end... :)
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 06:33
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Just received my acceptance phonecall at the end of last week. It took nearly 14 days after my interviewer feedback was submitted to receive the decision. Don't lose hope during the waiting period!

See you at CBS in the fall.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 07:17
Does anyone know if they call/post decisions on specific days of the week? Or is it throughout the week? Also, do the decisions come in waves or is it pretty steady?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 12:03
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Does anyone know if they call/post decisions on specific days of the week? Or is it throughout the week? Also, do the decisions come in waves or is it pretty steady?


Was just about to post something to finalgears' comment about waiting for longer than 1 week, and saw that you beat me to it already!

As for decisions, they come out throughout the week, or so I've observed. For some reason I see a lot of postings for people who received their acceptance calls at 9am, noon - 1pm, and 4pm EST (mine was a few minutes after 4pm too). But those are just casual observations at this point.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 13:22
Thanks....crossing my fingers this week.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 17:30
Should we upload our personal photo in the online application or just leave that page blank, any suggestions?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 17:53
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Should we upload our personal photo in the online application or just leave that page blank, any suggestions?


I didn't even think of leaving it blank as an option lol. MBA applicants are type-A ppl who take advantage of every opportunity, right :)

I just had a friend who was a professional photog take some photos of me in a suit and picked the best one.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 18:32
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SoDeSuNe wrote:
Should we upload our personal photo in the online application or just leave that page blank, any suggestions?


I didn't even think of leaving it blank as an option lol. MBA applicants are type-A ppl who take advantage of every opportunity, right :)

I just had a friend who was a professional photog take some photos of me in a suit and picked the best one.

:) :) :)
I may not be type-A, rather type B, becasue I DID consider leaving it blank because it was optional and I have no professionnal photog friend, :)
But I am trying to find some good picture of mine
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 06:23
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Thanks....crossing my fingers this week.


You hear anything yet?

Anyone else for that matter? Haven't seen many decisions updated on GC this week.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 07:07
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finalgears wrote:
Thanks....crossing my fingers this week.


You hear anything yet?

Anyone else for that matter? Haven't seen many decisions updated on GC this week.


Nope.

Submitted: 1/7
Invited: 2/17 (gosh that was a long wait!)
Interviewed: 2/26
Feedback submitted: 3/2

....and waiting....
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2014, 22:17
Got an invite!

Application Completed: 02/13
Invited to Interview: 03/12
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 10:13
Long time lurker, first post!

Just got the call!

Application submitted: 1/20
Invited to interview: 2/18
Interview: 2/28
Feedback submitted: 2/28
Accepted: 3/13

Good luck, everyone!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 10:18
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Long time lurker, first post!

Just got the call!

Application submitted: 1/20
Invited to interview: 2/18
Interview: 2/28
Feedback submitted: 2/28
Accepted: 3/13

Good luck, everyone!


Wow, congrats. Right on two weeks!!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 11:42
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LadyMBA212 wrote:
Long time lurker, first post!

Just got the call!

Application submitted: 1/20
Invited to interview: 2/18
Interview: 2/28
Feedback submitted: 2/28
Accepted: 3/13

Good luck, everyone!


Wow, congrats. Right on two weeks!!


Yep, looks like it's taking the full 2 weeks these days. Better back off my anxiety, as I still have another week left.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 12:23
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bluehorseshoe87 wrote:
finalgears wrote:
Thanks....crossing my fingers this week.


You hear anything yet?

Anyone else for that matter? Haven't seen many decisions updated on GC this week.


Nope.

Submitted: 1/7
Invited: 2/17 (gosh that was a long wait!)
Interviewed: 2/26
Feedback submitted: 3/2

....and waiting....


Got the call! With a big fellowship - an unexpected and exciting surprise!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 16:26
Got answer back today:

App submitted 1/8
Invite to interview 2/10
Interview 2/27
Report submitted 2/28
Waitlisted 3/13

More waiting...yay........
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 22:15
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Got answer back today:

App submitted 1/8
Invite to interview 2/10
Interview 2/27
Report submitted 2/28
Waitlisted 3/13

More waiting...yay........


Anyone have any data/stats on WL acceptances/denials?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 08:12
finalgears wrote:
Got answer back today:

App submitted 1/8
Invite to interview 2/10
Interview 2/27
Report submitted 2/28
Waitlisted 3/13

More waiting...yay........


Ahh bummer. Hope it works out for you!

ltg1671 wrote:
Submitted: 1/7
Invited: 2/17 (gosh that was a long wait!)
Interviewed: 2/26
Feedback submitted: 3/2

....and waiting....

And congrats to ltg1671; saw the happy news on applicant tracker
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