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DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School?

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DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 10:38
Hello All!!

So Some of you know I was accepted to NYU a couple of weeks ago -I had applied late however to Columbia (like last day possible).

I paid my NYU deposit yesterday and TODAY Columbia invites me to interview ahhhh! Clearly an interview doesn't mean acceptance but I was sincerely interested in Columbia and thought it was hopeless- but still I like NYU too! I visited both - they were both different but I liked each one.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the difference between the programs (I am interested in Marketing, Social Enterprise and potentially taking some entertainment courses - ultimately want to pursue cause related marketing)? I am not just talking courses but other things as well.

ANY INPUT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 10:47
If are't 100% sure you would go to NYU over Columbia, then interview at Columbia and see what happens. If you get in then you can make that decision.
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 10:48
Why not??? Its an interview, do it and see what happens. If you get in then you have to make a decision but until that point why stress it. Heck you never know columbia could give you a bunch of money and that makes for an easy decision. Both are great schools, neither are known as marketing powerhouses so you aren choosing between a great marketing school and an ultra elite...but both do have great brands overall. I would say Columbia does have the better name though.
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 10:49

You have nothing to lose ( and no headache :wink: ) until you receive an offer from CBS.

If you want to, go do the interview. Going to interview alone won't affect the fact whether you paid deposit to another school or not.

However here's a disclaimer:

NYU interview admit means you are very likely to get admitted if you do nothing to hurt your profile during the interview. (NYU Stern has low percentage of interview invite for FT program compared to other schools, and high percentage of offering admission to these interview invitees....)

However, CBS is a different story. They offer interviews to many applicants and very few get admits.

Therefore, you have nothing to lose if you decide to pursue CBS interview - in my opinion. Good luck.

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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 10:59
Thanks a lot everyone! That's what I figure - what the heck? I got nothing to lose (but $4500 deposit).

The only thing is for NYU I was accepted to Summer Start and need to register by June - Any idea how fast Columbia moves after giving an interview?

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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 11:09

Some hear as soon as 7-10 days from interview date. Others take much longer. Who knows why? :-D


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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 11:14
NYU has a $4.5K deposit???? boy.... that's a hefty one
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 11:34
I would think that the CBS adcom would expedite the decision if you inform them about yuor NYU registration dates. After all you attended the interview which shows interest to join the prorgam.

Maybe someone else can also comment.
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 11:54
Let me start out first by saying congrats! Columbia and NYU are both excellent schools. You should definitely go on the interview. Like everybody saids, it doesn't hurt to look. Maybe they'll even give you a ton of $$$. If you do go on the interview, goodluck! And let us know how it went. I think I can speak for the 2010 applicants and as an applicant to both of those two schools, any application advice you can send over our way would be greatly appreciated. Now go get 'em!
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Re: DO I Interview when I paid deposit at another School? [#permalink] New post 13 May 2009, 12:09
Nothing to lose - you should absolutely attend the interview. Also you can have a confident demeanor at the interview as you already have been accepted at NYU. That confidence will often work to your advantage.
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