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Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!

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Hi Admits, We are looking to do a short post-decision interview or talk on the application process in general, how it helped you grow as a person, any takeaways and advice for future applicants, and things you could have done better; something similar to this. Anyone would like to volunteer for this? If interested, Pls PM me.

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Hi all admits, How many of you took in-person visits before your were admitted? Do you think that was an important variable in your admission to CBS? And to what extent would contact with the school (emails, online event attendance, phone calls, contact with alumni, etc.) be have been an acceptable substitute for in-person visits?

I was hoping to get out for a visit in November, but I had to push it because of work. And since I live out west in a mountainous area, a “short” trip to NYC is a bit intensive. I’ll probably have to submit my application before I can make a formal visit to CBS.

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New post 26 Nov 2019, 10:51
Hey ns89, I did visit before applying and I feel it mostly helped me build a stronger application where I could talk about first-hand experience with current students, specific teachers I wanted to take courses with due to an experience shared to me by an alumn, and campus or the program itself! This is why I feel the trip is worth the visit, not because of some "check, he visited" on your application. As to how much "remote" contact is worth the same, I would say as much as you need to be able to do what I just said before, show your true interest in specifics of CBS.
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ns89 wrote:
Hi all admits, How many of you took in-person visits before your were admitted? Do you think that was an important variable in your admission to CBS? And to what extent would contact with the school (emails, online event attendance, phone calls, contact with alumni, etc.) be have been an acceptable substitute for in-person visits?

I was hoping to get out for a visit in November, but I had to push it because of work. And since I live out west in a mountainous area, a “short” trip to NYC is a bit intensive. I’ll probably have to submit my application before I can make a formal visit to CBS.

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Hey! I did visit the school and the city before applying to CBS. Apart from what diegocdlg mentioned, it helped me speak about fit and my enthusiasm for the school (especially as an ED applicant). My interviewer also specifically asked me this question. But, remote contact is highly advisable regardless of the visit. Mention these interactions in the essays.
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ns89 It is OK that you can't come visit! They understand that it can be too cumbersome for some applicants to visit campus. If you lived in NYC, it would be a different story as those individuals don't have an excuse. I'd say call in to as many virtual events as you can and DEFINITELY reach out to a student through the Hermes Society (https://apply.gsb.columbia.edu/portal/contact-students). It's really important for you to speak to current students or alumni, not just for your app but for you to understand what life is like at CBS in the words of someone with first-hand experience. I think reaching out directly to the admissions team and explaining your situation might help you also, as long as it's after reaching out to a student through Hermes - this is considered a relatively basic step in getting to know the school. There is a section on the app that asks you what events you've attended and who you've spoken to that's affiliated with the school. Your GMAT is really high so they'll want to admit you - just make it easy for them! Best of luck and hope to see you next year!
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New post 02 Dec 2019, 11:13
anyone hear back yet? Hoping to hear back this week
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Haven't received anything yet. Hopefully soon! Best of luck everyone.
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Seems like another day of nothing... the wait continues everybody!
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It seems that they are going to send many interview invites in the same day.
If not, it has no sense they wait so long :(

Hope we have some news this week...

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Looking back at last year we had some invites reported around this time, but those people didnt report when they submitted. The most concrete data point we have is someone last year submitted on October 16th and got and invite on December 11th.

Unclear if the other invites heard significantly before that person or when they submitted. Sounds like we may be waiting until next week for many, but not beyond that.

Best of luck and fingers crossed
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Looking back at last year we had some invites reported around this time, but those people didnt report when they submitted. The most concrete data point we have is someone last year submitted on October 16th and got and invite on December 11th.

Unclear if the other invites heard significantly before that person or when they submitted. Sounds like we may be waiting until next week for many, but not beyond that.

Best of luck and fingers crossed


Helpful to know. Thank you for sharing this! I applied in early September so will report back if/when I hear. Crossing my fingers.
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New post 05 Dec 2019, 10:32
Thank you! Please do, this is an exciting yet anxious wait. :)

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Is it too late to apply to CBS from India now. I was thinking of submitting my app tomorrow (10th December). Is it extremely late for an Indian applicant?

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Is it too late to apply to CBS from India now. I was thinking of submitting my app tomorrow (10th December). Is it extremely late for an Indian applicant?

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I was in a similar position last year and decided to wait for this cycle, mainly because I felt my application wasn't strong enough. If quality (and the app fee) are not an issue, there is no downside in applying now, although the odds are a bit against you due to CBS' rolling admissions process. Re-applicants are looked upon favourably by the school, so your chances in the next cycle should not be negatively affected.
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Received a ding this morning from the portal. Applied on September 25

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Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 14 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:750, GPA: 3.6, Industry: Military & Defense, WE 60, heard via: portal_update
  • Denied, 53 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:730 (Q48), GPA: 3.46, Industry: Real Estate, WE 48, heard via: email
  • Denied, 56 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:700, heard via: portal_update

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New post 09 Dec 2019, 09:34
Well got denied, checked the portal, got an email update after the fact. I applied September 28th. Best of luck to all still left standing, this one stings. Will still do my best to provide info for this forum
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Received a ding this morning from the portal. Applied on September 25

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