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Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

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23 Dec 2015, 10:31
Admitted today! Everyone's posts on timelines helped my nerves a lot, so here is mine:

Submitted and Completed (with recommendations): Oct 16th
Invited to Interview: Dec 17th
Interview completed and feedback submitted: Dec 21st
Admitted: Dec 23rd, call on 11:45 am EST

Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear. Keep in mind that the admission office will be closed Dec 24-27 and then again next week Dec 31-Jan 3. So things might get a litter slower in the next week or so, so try and enjoy the holiday season!
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23 Dec 2015, 10:43
Dinged without interview... Pretty surprised by this given that I had interviews with Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and Sloan. Guess it just goes to show they all look for different things.

Submitted 11/7
Dinged 12/23

Best of luck and happy holidays to all!
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23 Dec 2015, 10:46
Dinged without interview... Pretty surprised by this given that I had interviews with Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and Sloan. Guess it just goes to show they all look for different things.

Submitted 11/7
Dinged 12/23

Best of luck and happy holidays to all!

Couldn't agree more. Another thing to consider for CBS is that they already have filled their class by a few students already via the ED (i'd say close to 60% of the class). So for RD, they are looking at your profile vis a vis profile of students who have been admitted to make sure that they conform to the 'diversity' etc in their class. You should be extremely glad with your Wharton and a full ride Kellogg admit!!
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23 Dec 2015, 11:07
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Engr2012 wrote:
Dinged without interview... Pretty surprised by this given that I had interviews with Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and Sloan. Guess it just goes to show they all look for different things.

Submitted 11/7
Dinged 12/23

Best of luck and happy holidays to all!

Couldn't agree more. Another thing to consider for CBS is that they already have filled their class by a few students already via the ED (i'd say close to 60% of the class). So for RD, they are looking at your profile vis a vis profile of students who have been admitted to make sure that they conform to the 'diversity' etc in their class. You should be extremely glad with your Wharton and a full ride Kellogg admit!!

Ah yeah thanks! I didn't realize they fill up so much of their class with ED! That is a good point though, I am definitely from an overrepresented group (consulting)
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23 Dec 2015, 11:10
Engr2012 wrote:
Dinged without interview... Pretty surprised by this given that I had interviews with Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and Sloan. Guess it just goes to show they all look for different things.

Submitted 11/7
Dinged 12/23

Best of luck and happy holidays to all!

Couldn't agree more. Another thing to consider for CBS is that they already have filled their class by a few students already via the ED (i'd say close to 60% of the class). So for RD, they are looking at your profile vis a vis profile of students who have been admitted to make sure that they conform to the 'diversity' etc in their class. You should be extremely glad with your Wharton and a full ride Kellogg admit!!

Ah yeah thanks! I didn't realize they fill up so much of their class with ED! That is a good point though, I am definitely from an overrepresented group (consulting)

The above % of seats is just an estimate as they start looking at ED applications sometime from end of August till Nov (this year). Do not get me started on being from an "over represented group" (Indian Engineer with a post MBA industry changer here! , probably what got me dinged after interview at Wharton!).

But it would make sense that Columbia would fill the class with more students in ED round as it shows to them that the applicants are 'serious' about Columbia.
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23 Dec 2015, 12:16
Random question - is it too formal to address your interviewer with Mr./Ms.? Is just the first name okay?
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23 Dec 2015, 12:26
mbahopeful05 wrote:
Random question - is it too formal to address your interviewer with Mr./Ms.? Is just the first name okay?

When I first reached out the my interviewer, I used "Dear Mr. LastName", but in subsequent emails, I used his first name as he had addressed me with my first name as well. When in doubt, go formal. It's always the safest choice Good luck!
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23 Dec 2015, 12:31
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
mbahopeful05 wrote:
Random question - is it too formal to address your interviewer with Mr./Ms.? Is just the first name okay?

When I first reached out the my interviewer, I used "Dear Mr. LastName", but in subsequent emails, I used his first name as he had addressed me with my first name as well. When in doubt, go formal. It's always the safest choice Good luck!

Thank you so much!!
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23 Dec 2015, 13:47
Engr2012 wrote:
eriginal wrote:
Admitted! Submitted and complete 10/6, interview feedback submitted Sunday

Congrats. Thats an impressive list of schools you got there. Care to share your profile?

Thanks and sure: 730 gmat, 3.6 gpa, white male, no name state school, equity research for xxx billion \$ investment fund w historically strong placement, 4 yrs work exp, cfa, strong extracurriculars and strong interviews.

Definitely going to Wharton though
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23 Dec 2015, 17:11
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
Admitted today! Everyone's posts on timelines helped my nerves a lot, so here is mine:

Submitted and Completed (with recommendations): Oct 16th
Invited to Interview: Dec 17th
Interview completed and feedback submitted: Dec 21st
Admitted: Dec 23rd, call on 11:45 am EST

Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear. Keep in mind that the admission office will be closed Dec 24-27 and then again next week Dec 31-Jan 3. So things might get a litter slower in the next week or so, so try and enjoy the holiday season!

Welcome to the Club man
Care to share more on your profile?

- Generalist
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23 Dec 2015, 18:07
Engr2012 wrote:
Engr2012 wrote:

Couldn't agree more. Another thing to consider for CBS is that they already have filled their class by a few students already via the ED (i'd say close to 60% of the class). So for RD, they are looking at your profile vis a vis profile of students who have been admitted to make sure that they conform to the 'diversity' etc in their class. You should be extremely glad with your Wharton and a full ride Kellogg admit!!

Ah yeah thanks! I didn't realize they fill up so much of their class with ED! That is a good point though, I am definitely from an overrepresented group (consulting)

The above % of seats is just an estimate as they start looking at ED applications sometime from end of August till Nov (this year). Do not get me started on being from an "over represented group" (Indian Engineer with a post MBA industry changer here! , probably what got me dinged after interview at Wharton!).

But it would make sense that Columbia would fill the class with more students in ED round as it shows to them that the applicants are 'serious' about Columbia.

That 60% number is way too high. This is directly from the adcom:

"And let me be really clear: we receive the bulk of our applications during the regular decision period, and that’s when we admit most of our applicants. We know that people are kind of shopping around, trying to figure out what programs are the best fit, and that’s something really important to do, and that takes time."

And MBAdataguru (which is based on Gmatclub data which I think is skewed to ED) says that it's 40% of applicants with a similar admit rate. I'd guess it's no higher then 40% or so ED applicants.
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23 Dec 2015, 21:47
generalist wrote:
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
Admitted today! Everyone's posts on timelines helped my nerves a lot, so here is mine:

Submitted and Completed (with recommendations): Oct 16th
Invited to Interview: Dec 17th
Interview completed and feedback submitted: Dec 21st
Admitted: Dec 23rd, call on 11:45 am EST

Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear. Keep in mind that the admission office will be closed Dec 24-27 and then again next week Dec 31-Jan 3. So things might get a litter slower in the next week or so, so try and enjoy the holiday season!

Welcome to the Club man
Care to share more on your profile?

- Generalist

Thank you! Sure, I'm a female engineer from Canada, Canadian university with a master's degree - high GPA. 720 GMAT, 4.5 yrs of work experience with a global engineering/construction management firm, had clear goals in my essays and had a pleasant and conversational interview.
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24 Dec 2015, 23:26
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
generalist wrote:
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
Admitted today! Everyone's posts on timelines helped my nerves a lot, so here is mine:

Submitted and Completed (with recommendations): Oct 16th
Invited to Interview: Dec 17th
Interview completed and feedback submitted: Dec 21st
Admitted: Dec 23rd, call on 11:45 am EST

Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear. Keep in mind that the admission office will be closed Dec 24-27 and then again next week Dec 31-Jan 3. So things might get a litter slower in the next week or so, so try and enjoy the holiday season!

Welcome to the Club man
Care to share more on your profile?

- Generalist

Thank you! Sure, I'm a female engineer from Canada, Canadian university with a master's degree - high GPA. 720 GMAT, 4.5 yrs of work experience with a global engineering/construction management firm, had clear goals in my essays and had a pleasant and conversational interview.

That's an interesting background, certainly would be of value during class discussions..Though you seem to have options other than Columbia as well
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25 Dec 2015, 00:00
generalist wrote:
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
generalist wrote:
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Welcome to the Club man
Care to share more on your profile?

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Thank you! Sure, I'm a female engineer from Canada, Canadian university with a master's degree - high GPA. 720 GMAT, 4.5 yrs of work experience with a global engineering/construction management firm, had clear goals in my essays and had a pleasant and conversational interview.

That's an interesting background, certainly would be of value during class discussions..Though you seem to have options other than Columbia as well

Thanks! yes, I have a very difficult decision to make!
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25 Dec 2015, 13:27
mbahopeful18 wrote:
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had awesome interview today. best interview experience i've had so far, makes me that much more interested in the program.

applied 10/14
hoping for a decision by EOD Wednesday but most likely next week.

good luck ya'll

Same here--had a great interview this morning, now hoping for the best.

Good luck to everyone else interviewing!

Any advice on the interview? Or are you able to high-level share some of the questions you received?
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25 Dec 2015, 19:39
Submitted 11/21
Invited for interview 12/23

Very excited!!
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25 Dec 2015, 20:01
dra9006 wrote:
Submitted 11/21
Invited for interview 12/23

Very excited!!

Congrats..
I submitted 11/19.. Nothing so far.. Is it safe to say ding, seeing that 11/19 is gone now?
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25 Dec 2015, 23:52
popov wrote:
dra9006 wrote:
Submitted 11/21
Invited for interview 12/23

Very excited!!

Congrats..
I submitted 11/19.. Nothing so far.. Is it safe to say ding, seeing that 11/19 is gone now?

I don't think so. They say they go through applications in order, not necessarily make decisions in the same order. Each application gets reviewed by at least 2 people, and each of them can decide to give you an interview, so basically it takes a different amount of time for each file to move to the next stage. Given that the office is closed for the next few days, don't worry if you don't hear back before the new year. Hopefully you'll hear something soon though!
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26 Dec 2015, 05:44
Engr2012 wrote:
Couldn't agree more. Another thing to consider for CBS is that they already have filled their class by a few students already via the ED (i'd say close to 60% of the class). So for RD, they are looking at your profile vis a vis profile of students who have been admitted to make sure that they conform to the 'diversity' etc in their class. You should be extremely glad with your Wharton and a full ride Kellogg admit!!

Engr2012 wrote:
The above % of seats is just an estimate as they start looking at ED applications sometime from end of August till Nov (this year). Do not get me started on being from an "over represented group" (Indian Engineer with a post MBA industry changer here! , probably what got me dinged after interview at Wharton!).

But it would make sense that Columbia would fill the class with more students in ED round as it shows to them that the applicants are 'serious' about Columbia.

Just correcting a little bit 'o misinfo happening here...

They don't fill the August Start class with 60% ED. It varies every year but they don't have quotas. They get lots more applicants for RD and our understanding is that that's where the majority of the seats are filled from.

Also not that it matters but, ED apps are reviewed beginning the day they open the app in May (it's rolling admissions - they don't wait till August to start reviewing stuff) and they're evaluated until the stack is gone; that process usually takes through early December or later before all ED applicants have a final decision.
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26 Dec 2015, 09:20
HopefulOne2015 wrote:
popov wrote:

Congrats..
I submitted 11/19.. Nothing so far.. Is it safe to say ding, seeing that 11/19 is gone now?

I don't think so. They say they go through applications in order, not necessarily make decisions in the same order. Each application gets reviewed by at least 2 people, and each of them can decide to give you an interview, so basically it takes a different amount of time for each file to move to the next stage. Given that the office is closed for the next few days, don't worry if you don't hear back before the new year. Hopefully you'll hear something soon though!

Hmmm.. lets hope so.. Ding without interview would be a big confidence breaker though!! In spite of knowing that decision at one school can be way different than the decision at other schools.
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