Earlier today I thought Stern was rolling admission, just like Columbia. I found out that Stern's definition of rolling admission is a little different. See some excerpts from Columbia and Stern (respecitvely)
From the CBS website:
Columbia Business School has a rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received and decisions can be rendered at any point during the review period. It is always to your benefit to apply before the posted deadline.
This is Stern's take from an email I sent them today:
Dear Prospective Applicant,
Thank you for your message. The review process starts after the first deadline.
NYU MBA Admissions
That is what someone told me, but on your website it says rolling.
Yes, it's rolling from the deadline onward.
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I consider rolling admission to be Columbia's definition of it, can we create a list of schools that follow Columbia's definition and schools that will start reviewing your app after the deadline? For "rolling" you want to make sure you get your app in early. For standard review process you should wait until you get closer to the deadline just in case you need to add to your app and since it does not hurt you.