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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 17:21
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Got the call this afternoon! No mention of any scholarship, but I'm not really expecting one.

What a way to end the year!


Congrats!

When did you interview?


For everyone who is interested I interviewed on Friday Dec 20th. The interviewer submitted his feedback the same day.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 23:59
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Submitted on 11/7 but haven't heard anything yet (no invite, no rejection)... Guess I'll have to wait until January!


Did you hear anything from CBS yet ?

I submitted on Nov 9, 2013 but have not heard back anything....
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2014, 19:28
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contessa922 wrote:
Submitted on 11/7 but haven't heard anything yet (no invite, no rejection)... Guess I'll have to wait until January!


Did you hear anything from CBS yet ?

I submitted on Nov 9, 2013 but have not heard back anything....


I submitted in October and haven't heard either...

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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 09:27
Applied Dec 02.... Received invitation today. Expect some invitations this week!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 12:50
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Submitted on 11/7 but haven't heard anything yet (no invite, no rejection)... Guess I'll have to wait until January!


Did you hear anything from CBS yet ?

I submitted on Nov 9, 2013 but have not heard back anything....


I submitted in October and haven't heard either...

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Nope, still nothing from my side...
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 13:04
Scratch that, just checked the application portal again. I missed it before, but there was a line that said "An update to your application status was posted on 12/19" and a link. I got dinged. Oh well, on to the next!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 13:37
applied 11/28, heard back today with a rejection... just wanted to wish everyone success as you wait for responses (and provide visibility to my submission/response timeline)

does anyone know if the admissions committee will provide feedback on my application if i ask for it?


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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 13:45
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applied 11/28, heard back today with a rejection... just wanted to wish everyone success as you wait for responses (and provide visibility to my submission/response timeline)

does anyone know if the admissions committee will provide feedback on my application if i ask for it?


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My understanding is that this is essentially never provided.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2014, 14:16
Just for the information of the broader community, it appears that the R2 deadline has been extended due to inclement weather. Here's the tweet from CBS:

MBA Admissions will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. We are extending the merit based fellowship deadline to Wednesday January 8. Please let us know if you have any questions!

All the best everybody!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2014, 15:12
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 07:56
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Folks - Who are planning to submit the app by today EOD hurriedly - sit back and do not hurry....!

Here's what Columbia has to say -
MERIT FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE UPDATE

DUE TO THE IMPENDING WINTER STORM, THE DEADLINE FOR MERIT FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 AT 11:59 PM EST.

P.S: This is NOT for those who're ready to hit 'Submit'... :wink:
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 08:05
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Just got the call! And was awarded a merit scholarship :D

Here's my timeline:

Applied: 11/05
Invited to Interview: 12/19
Interviewed: 12/23
Feedback Submitted: 12/24
Accepted: 01/06

Cheers!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 08:53
I need to ask sometihng. I just submitted my application today for the January deadline. i haven't got gmat to send them my gmat score yet.

1. is it required to be sent to them officially?
2. can i do it now?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 09:16
Applied 09 Dec. got the interview invite today
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 10:52
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Just got the call! And was awarded a merit scholarship :D

Here's my timeline:

Applied: 11/05
Invited to Interview: 12/19
Interviewed: 12/23
Feedback Submitted: 12/24
Accepted: 01/06

Cheers!


Congrats! When they called they told you about the merit scholarship? Just wondering if there was no mention during the call if that means no scholarship.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 10:59
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I need to ask sometihng. I just submitted my application today for the January deadline. i haven't got gmat to send them my gmat score yet.

1. is it required to be sent to them officially?
2. can i do it now?


You can always send the official score report to Adcom when you've it but for now your're supposed to upload unofficial score report and I assume you did it otherwise application would have thrown an error message...!

BTW, if you've selected CBS as one of your 5 schools where the official GMAT score is to be reported then automatically GMAC will send it to the school within 20 days from your test day.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 11:00
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Just got the call! And was awarded a merit scholarship :D

Here's my timeline:

Applied: 11/05
Invited to Interview: 12/19
Interviewed: 12/23
Feedback Submitted: 12/24
Accepted: 01/06

Cheers!


Congrats! When they called they told you about the merit scholarship? Just wondering if there was no mention during the call if that means no scholarship.


Thank you!

Yes - they mentioned the scholarship during the call.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 16:07
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Admitted today!

Applied: 10/22
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 16:49
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Admitted today. I got an email at around 6am Singapore time (5pm Eastern) asking if I was awake. (I was, because I was planning to hit the gym.) Confirmed that I was, and got a call from Columbia congratulating me on being admitted with a fellowship.

For those who are keeping track of such things, application submitted on Oct 9, last recommender sent his recommendation in on Nov 30, invited to interview on Dec 27, interviewed on Dec 30 (interviewer feedback submitted Dec 30) and admitted on Jan 8 (Eastern time).
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 18:17
Submitted for Regular decision. So it looks like about 6 weeks for the interview invites. Thanks for sharing your timelines with the rest of us.
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