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New post 04 Nov 2008, 13:03
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i don't know if any of you have looked at the columbia ed google spreadsheet on the BW forums...but how come some applicants were accepted without an interview? how does that work? I thought interviews were required...


If you are a reapplicant, you do not need to interview again.

Check the spreadsheet and look at that column to verify that.

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quite right...
so it's fair to assume that those re-apps interviewed in previous years?

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quite right...
so it's fair to assume that those re-apps interviewed in previous years?


There hasn't been an acceptance that wasn't a reapp or interviewed this year, so I think it's fair to day that everyone was interviewed at some point. Plus If they were so bad that they weren't requested for an interview last year, it's hard to imagine that they would be amazing this year and not require interview.
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... still no one on a waitlist yet?

This is definitely not "normal". I remember people getting waitlisted very early in the cycle last year.

(of course karma will make sure I'm the first WL of the season! yay)

btw... a bew stats from the BW spreadsheet:

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Decision   Avg days to Interview   Avg days to Decision
A         27,50                           43,83
A-Reapp   20,17                           41,71
D         21,33                           37,67
D-Reapp   37,00                           50,20

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... still no one on a waitlist yet?

This is definitely not "normal". I remember people getting waitlisted very early in the cycle last year.

(of course karma will make sure I'm the first WL of the season! yay)

btw... a bew stats from the BW spreadsheet:

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Decision   Avg days to Interview   Avg days to Decision
A         27,50                           43,83
A-Reapp   20,17                           41,71
D         21,33                           37,67
D-Reapp   37,00                           50,20



2 people just got Deferred. I think looking at the timeline this year, the admissions people were really far behind this year.

I think those stats don't mean much anymore, since I think there are so many application that were submited the last week, I think the wait times will dramatically increase.
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Hi guys, what is the best way to deal with this tough waiting period?

It really gives me some headwinds

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Hi guys, what is the best way to deal with this tough waiting period?

It really gives me some headwinds


Apply to the next school on your list.
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But I am done with the application.

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winstonct wrote:
Hi guys, what is the best way to deal with this tough waiting period?

It really gives me some headwinds


Apply to the next school on your list.

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But I am done with the application.

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winstonct wrote:
Hi guys, what is the best way to deal with this tough waiting period?

It really gives me some headwinds


Apply to the next school on your list.


If you really have a lot of time, then you can start preparing for the interviews by recording and listening to your answers,,, will definitely help you eventually..

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Dinged!

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Dinged! Time to move on. Goodluck everyone!
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Dinged! Time to move on. Goodluck everyone!


Sorry to hear... :(

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What is the normal turn around time to go from Invite to Interview -> Complete status?

I interviewed on 11/7 and my application page still shows "Invite to Interview" - however when I click on "Interviews" (for example to schedule one)..I get a message saying - Sorry no Interviews can be scheduled at this time - Is this the "COMPLETE" status?

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Your interviewer hasn't submitted his/her feedback yet if it still says "Invite to Interview." They're given a week to do so, and Admissions is pretty diligent about following up with them.

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What is the normal turn around time to go from Invite to Interview -> Complete status?

I interviewed on 11/7 and my application page still shows "Invite to Interview" - however when I click on "Interviews" (for example to schedule one)..I get a message saying - Sorry no Interviews can be scheduled at this time - Is this the "COMPLETE" status?

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Invited to interview! yay! very happy.

Submitted: 10/7
Under review: 10/9
Interview invite: 11/12

Good luck to everyone

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Went into complete status today.

What is the average turnaround time to go from complete -> decision?

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Got dinged today - after interview.

Ah this hurts :(

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Got dinged today - after interview.

Ah this hurts :(


Can you post a re-cap of your interview? How did it go?
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New post 18 Nov 2008, 11:05
sterny, sorry to hear that.

Can someone initiate a roll-call on the first page? If I have time over the weekend I can try. I'll break it up into ED and RD.

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I honestly think my interview went good. I had prepared for the questions that were asked - leadership, teamwork, ethical, why cbs, why mba. It was a conversational interview, and I don't recall any awkwardness or difficult conversation pieces. It went fairly smoothly.

The recommender even said he would recommend me for admission - so I don't think the interview was the problem.

As I said before in a separate thread, maybe our fates are sealed before we even walk into the interview...I guess there is some truth to it.

I got Wharton and Cornell interviews next - hoping my fate is sealed the right way there :)

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