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

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Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)! [#permalink]
Thanks for starting this discussion 2017natconic. I've added a tracker in your post displaying who all are applying to CBS in coming season.

Good luck to all applicants!
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 Round Application Due Decisions Released August Entry EA Oct 4, 19 Rolling Merit fellowship Jan 3, 20 Rolling Regular decision Apr 10, 20 Rolling J-Term 2020 Oct 4, 19 Rolling

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

Originally posted by Kravmaga on 27 Jun 2019, 06:23.
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Hi Kravmaga,

Best,

Susan

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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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Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?
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Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)! [#permalink]
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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ERJ146 GMAT: 780, Q50, V48; GPA: 3.66; WE: 43 months; United States; via Phone
Submitted application on 6/11/2019; invited to interview on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019; received final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! [#permalink]
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ERJ146 GMAT: 780, Q50, V48; GPA: 3.66; WE: 43 months; United States; via Phone
Submitted August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019; Columbia received interview feedback on 7/8/2019; received final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! [#permalink]
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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.

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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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Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)! [#permalink]
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?

Thanks

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