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Thanks for starting this discussion 2017natconic. I've added a tracker in your post displaying who all are applying to CBS in coming season.

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RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
August Entry
EAOct 4, 19Rolling
Merit fellowshipJan 3, 20Rolling
Regular decisionApr 10, 20Rolling
J-Term 2020Oct 4, 19Rolling


Columbia Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay #1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3 - 5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)
  • Essay #2: Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 Words)
  • Essay #3: Who is a leader you admire, and why? (250 Words)

Analysis of CBS Essays By: Personal MBA Coach | Accepted | mbaMission
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If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can my postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?

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Hi Kravmaga,

Thank you for your question. Columbia, like other top MBA programs, reviews applications holistically. This means that all components of your profile weighed when granting admission. If you had a low GPA during undergraduate, but continued with a grad degree (and did well in the program) and also have a strong GMAT score, Columbia will see your growth as an individual and professional from your undergraduate days. I recommend speaking to your undergraduate record in the optional essay, and focus on what you can control - submitting a stellar application, studying for the GMAT, asking recommenders you know will support your decision to pursue an MBA and will write a strong LOR, etc.

I am happy to discuss your profile and how we can help you strategically approach the Columbia application, so your undergraduate performance does not overpower the rest of your accomplishments. When ready, please reach out.

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If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?
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Hi Kravmaga yes the postgrad GPA will count.

International GPAs are not factored in rankings but still count in that they are looking to see if you have evidence of quantitative ability. Need a good GMAT and TOEFL.

From an integrity standpoint, in the optional essay, outline how the factors preventing you from being a good student before are no longer, and why you are resolved to be a focused student now. That is, if the explanation is more illustrious than whoops I went through a drunk and delinquent phase in college.

Most of all, don't get super caught up in all this that you forget to focus on what the "sizzle" is about you as a candidate. This is really what matters - what is the upside?

I wrote an article to help explain strategizing when you have low grades; https://mbaessaycoaching.com/2019/06/22/submitting-mba-applications-with-low-grades/

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If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can my postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?
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Good luck angelo92, pcoelho, and all others who submitted their applications lately. Keep up posted about your application progress.
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Anyone heard back from admission? I completed my application more than 4weeks ago, but I still haven't received any updates.

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Wow you applied super early....

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Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.
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Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


Congrats on your admit! You received your decision roughly in a month since submitting the app which is expected in the early stage. As the round progresses, it can take up to 8 weeks to receive the decision for the applicants who apply in later phase.

Congrats again! Do share your takeaways from the application process and some words of wisdom for other applicants.
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Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


Could you please share with us your interview experience?

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ERJ146 wrote:
Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


ERJ146

I request you to add your interview experience in the following link. It will be helpful to a lot of current and future applicants.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/columbia-190 ... brief.html
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Any other ED applicants out there? Submitted 7/2 and waiting for a response

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HI, I wanted to know how does Columbia J term admission compare to regular 2 year one?

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HI, I wanted to know how does Columbia J term admission compare to regular 2 year one?

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Go through this post to understand the difference between these two tracks.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all- ... l#p2249631
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