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New post 22 Oct 2015, 09:14
Allday028 wrote:
Hi Matthew,

For merit scholarships are these communicated to you when you are admitted? Meaning, If we didn't hear when we got the call we were admitted then it is safe to assume we didn't get any scholarships?


Hi Allday028,

Thank you for your question! Need based scholarships are awarded by financial aid and will be awarded later in the cycle after admission. Merit based fellowships are managed by admissions and usually are not awarded at admissions. If you were admitted and did not hear about these awards keep in mind they usually happen later in the cycle!

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New post 22 Oct 2015, 12:40
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Hi StressEater,

Thank you for your question! We will start reviewing Regular Decision applications once we complete the review of Early Decision. This usually happens in early December. Regular Decision applications that are submitted prior to the start of our review of Regular Decision will be placed in a queue and reviewed on a rolling basis once we start reviewing RD applications. Additionally, candidates who submit prior to the start of our review of RD will receive notification that their six week review process has begun.

I hope this helps!

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Hi Matthew,
Thanks for your inputs.

There have been lots of anxieties, I think, from the RD applicants on this particular aspect as I see on the Columbia discussion thread. So, as the CBD moderator, I'd try to clarify this little BIT more from you so that I can convey the most clear picture to the fellow applicants on the CBS discussion thread to somewhat help relax their nerves!

1. From your above reply, what I understand is that as CBS starts reviewing its RD applications on a rolling basis from early December(most likely), RD applicants would get a notification at this time through EMAIL that their six week review process has begun. Am I correct ?

2. Also, please clarify that will this notification be sent out as a generic one as you start reviewing the FIRST RD application or will it be sort of individual notification sent to each RD candidate as and when the corresponding file gets opened for review starting early December ?

Look forward to your clarifications. Thanks in advance!


Hi bagdbmba,

Thank you for following up! The Regular Decision review will process will begin sometime in late December. You are correct, we will send an e-mail to candidates who have already submitted and are in a queue who are 'waiting' for their process to being.

Thank you!


Hi bagdbmba - To clarify that should say early December. My apologies!
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New post 22 Oct 2015, 17:45
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Hi bagdbmba,

Thank you for following up! The Regular Decision review will process will begin sometime in early December. You are correct, we will send an e-mail to candidates who have already submitted and are in a queue who are 'waiting' for their process to being.

Thank you!

(edited - my apologies! I meant to write early [not late] December. Sorry for the confusion!)


Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the update on RD application process! Just wondering, for RD applicants who submitted early, there's almost a three-month gap between submit and review dates, what is the best way to keep admissions updated if there's any change (e.g., promotion, major achievement, job change...etc). Should we reach out to provide (major) updates or is the material we submitted enough for a fair evaluation?
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New post 23 Oct 2015, 03:33
Thank you Matthew for clarifying! I think, it'll be REALLY helpful for Columbia applicants in the forum.
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New post 28 Oct 2015, 18:18
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Hi bagdbmba,

Thank you for following up! The Regular Decision review will process will begin sometime in early December. You are correct, we will send an e-mail to candidates who have already submitted and are in a queue who are 'waiting' for their process to being.

Thank you!

(edited - my apologies! I meant to write early [not late] December. Sorry for the confusion!)


Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the update on RD application process! Just wondering, for RD applicants who submitted early, there's almost a three-month gap between submit and review dates, what is the best way to keep admissions updated if there's any change (e.g., promotion, major achievement, job change...etc). Should we reach out to provide (major) updates or is the material we submitted enough for a fair evaluation?


Hi Malluce,

Thank you for your question! There is no need to submit anything further, but if you have updates you can e-mail those to us at apply@gsb.columbia.edu.

Best of luck!
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Thank you Matthew for clarifying! I think, it'll be REALLY helpful for Columbia applicants in the forum.


You are welcome bagdbmba!
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New post 15 Nov 2015, 09:07
Matthew,

As a re-applicant this year, I have two questions:

1. Are we allowed to re-submit three new essays in addition to the re-applicant essay?

2. If we are allowed, would you recommend doing so or does the committee prefer to just receive the re-applicant essay?

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New post 16 Nov 2015, 11:11
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Hello!

I am a recent ED admit at Columbia.

There has been a significant change in my personal circumstances which requires me to reside as close to my home (in the Midwest) as possible during my MBA. If I have not conveyed my acceptance yet, may I decline the university's admit (not pay the deposit before the deadline) and matriculate at another school for the same year?

If not, what is the process I should follow? Does the university have a policy around ED admits who are unable to join? Would really appreciate an answer.

Thanks,

Afalfa


Hi Afalfa - Thank you for reaching out to me. Is it possible for you to connect with us over the phone. We can be reached at 212-854-1961 - this way we can get all your questions answered around this in one conversation. Talk soon!
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Matthew,

As a re-applicant this year, I have two questions:

1. Are we allowed to re-submit three new essays in addition to the re-applicant essay?

2. If we are allowed, would you recommend doing so or does the committee prefer to just receive the re-applicant essay?

Thanks!


Hi wags888 - Thank you for your questions! I recommend following the reapplicant checklist. If there are major changes to your candidacy then I suggest addressing these in the optional essay. It is possible to submit all of the essays, but it is not necessary as a reapplicant.

Best of luck!
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New post 18 Nov 2015, 15:20
Hi Everyone,

We have started reviewing Regular Decision applications! Best of luck to those who have submitted! For those who have not, there is still time before the merit based award deadline on January 6. We look forward to getting to know you through your applications!
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Dear Admissions Team,

My interview with my CBS alumni interviewer was on Friday 13th, November and my interviewer hasn't yet submitted my feedback. I was wondering if there is a deadline by which interviewers are requested to submit feedback? I came across a page on the CBS website that mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week, but I am not sure if that is valid? Do you suggest that I remind my interviewer directly or write to you at CBS admissions, requesting you to remind them? How long do you suggest that I wait before reminding them directly or through you?

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Dear Admissions Team,

My interview with my CBS alumni interviewer was on Friday 13th, November and my interviewer hasn't yet submitted my feedback. I was wondering if there is a deadline by which interviewers are requested to submit feedback? I came across a page on the CBS website that mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week, but I am not sure if that is valid? Do you suggest that I remind my interviewer directly or write to you at CBS admissions, requesting you to remind them? How long do you suggest that I wait before reminding them directly or through you?

Thanks in advance.


Hi Gourmet16 - Thank you for your question and congratulations on your interview! We check in with the alums, so there is no need for any action on your end. You will see an update from our system once the process moves forward.

Best of luck!
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Hi Mathew,

I have received an invitation to interview with CBS and my interview is scheduled for next week. May I I request a CBS alumni I worked closely with on a volunteer project to write an additional recommendation for me and if so, how may I request them to submit it? I think that this would contribute to my candidacy by highlighting new information.

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Hi Mathew,

I have received an invitation to interview with CBS and my interview is scheduled for next week. May I I request a CBS alumni I worked closely with on a volunteer project to write an additional recommendation for me and if so, how may I request them to submit it? I think that this would contribute to my candidacy by highlighting new information.

Thanks,
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Hi NYNY07,

Congratulations on your interview! You are welcome to have the alum you worked with send an additional recommendation. Please have the alum send the recommendation to apply@gsb.columbia.edu and we will add it to your file.

Best of luck!
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Gourmet16 wrote:
Dear Admissions Team,

My interview with my CBS alumni interviewer was on Friday 13th, November and my interviewer hasn't yet submitted my feedback. I was wondering if there is a deadline by which interviewers are requested to submit feedback? I came across a page on the CBS website that mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week, but I am not sure if that is valid? Do you suggest that I remind my interviewer directly or write to you at CBS admissions, requesting you to remind them? How long do you suggest that I wait before reminding them directly or through you?

Thanks in advance.


Hi Gourmet16 - Thank you for your question and congratulations on your interview! We check in with the alums, so there is no need for any action on your end. You will see an update from our system once the process moves forward.

Best of luck!


Matthew, thanks so much for taking the time to answer applicant questions. This is very helpful.

I’m in a similar position to the applicant above. I’m an ED applicant who interviewed 13 days ago, but my interviewer hasn’t yet submitted feedback. I saw that the website mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week.

It has been almost two weeks since my interview and as you can imagine, I am really anxious for this process to move forward. I would greatly appreciate more details on the timeline and am curious as to when the admissions office sends a reminder to interviewers. Thanks in advance.
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Gourmet16 wrote:
Dear Admissions Team,

My interview with my CBS alumni interviewer was on Friday 13th, November and my interviewer hasn't yet submitted my feedback. I was wondering if there is a deadline by which interviewers are requested to submit feedback? I came across a page on the CBS website that mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week, but I am not sure if that is valid? Do you suggest that I remind my interviewer directly or write to you at CBS admissions, requesting you to remind them? How long do you suggest that I wait before reminding them directly or through you?

Thanks in advance.


Hi Gourmet16 - Thank you for your question and congratulations on your interview! We check in with the alums, so there is no need for any action on your end. You will see an update from our system once the process moves forward.

Best of luck!


Matthew, thanks so much for taking the time to answer applicant questions. This is very helpful.

I’m in a similar position to the applicant above. I’m an ED applicant who interviewed 13 days ago, but my interviewer hasn’t yet submitted feedback. I saw that the website mentions that interviewers should submit feedback within a week.

It has been almost two weeks since my interview and as you can imagine, I am really anxious for this process to move forward. I would greatly appreciate more details on the timeline and am curious as to when the admissions office sends a reminder to interviewers. Thanks in advance.


Hi JPrufrock - Thank you for your question. We have reached out to all of our alums individually, so we should hear back from them soon. Best of luck!
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New post 25 Nov 2015, 23:12
Hello!

I was wondering how many spots are left for us regular decisoners? I see a ton of early decision folks have received the nod!

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I was wondering how many spots are left for us regular decisoners? I see a ton of early decision folks have received the nod!

Thanks,


Thank you for your question! We are extremely early in the process and the class has many spots available.

Best of luck!
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Hello,

I am an ED applicant, who recently got deferred to RD. I was asked to send an email to Rachael to confirm my intent. The email provided to me is @columbia.edu, but her email on the website is @gsb.columbia.edu. Just want to check if she can receive emails from both accounts.

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