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# Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants

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Intern
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 19

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Location: United States
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
WE: Real Estate (Venture Capital)
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17 Dec 2012, 10:13
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 03 May 2012
Posts: 16

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
Concentration: Real Estate
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V45
GPA: 4
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17 Dec 2012, 10:20
goonerholic wrote:
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 3

Current Student
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 433

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 150

Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.03
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
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17 Dec 2012, 10:25
dan62287 wrote:
goonerholic wrote:
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.

Looks like you could potentially hear between Christmas and New Years. The fastest turn-around from interview feedback to admit has been a week. The average is a little over a week or maybe 2 weeks. It will depend a lot on how quickly your interviewer submits his/her feedback. That is when the clock really starts, not from when you conducted the interview. If they are good and get the feedback uploaded today then I think you should be good. If it takes them a few days then you might be stuck waiting until January.

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Intern
Joined: 14 May 2012
Posts: 10

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.89
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19 Dec 2012, 04:09
Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 05 May 2011
Posts: 358

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 35

Location: United States (WI)
GMAT 1: 780 Q49 V50
WE: Research (Other)
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19 Dec 2012, 07:22
Any recent interview invites? If so when did you submit your application?

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Intern
Status: Pre-MBA Applicant
Joined: 14 Oct 2012
Posts: 30

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 6

Location: United States
Location: NYC
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Yale '15 (M)
GPA: 3.7
WE: Operations (Investment Banking)
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19 Dec 2012, 08:06
Below is my unfortunate chain of events. The dates may be slightly off because I'm recalling purely from memory.

Applied 10/3 (Early Decision)
Dinged around 10/20

I e-mailed admissions a few days after my ding to ask for application feedback. I would have loved to hear back anything, even something as blunt as "Essays sucked," or "GMAT BAD," you know... help the brother out. Instead, I received an e-mail informing me admissions did not have the capacity to provide feedback for everyone. It's unfortunate, but that's life and I have to move on.

Anyway, congrats to everyone that's already in! You all should be very proud!

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Current Student
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 433

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 150

Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.03
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
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19 Dec 2012, 10:06
rgupta87 wrote:
Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?

The deadline is end of January and last year most awards were announced in Feb/Mar time-frame. That being said, I have spoken to somebody who was accepted Regular Decision this year and he received scholarship money with his admit letter. So I'm not 100% sure how the process is working this year. So far he is the only individual I have spoken to that received money but that makes sense because there really is no benefit for the school to offer money to ED applicants. We are already committed to the school regardless.

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Intern
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 33

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

Schools: CBS '15 (M)
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19 Dec 2012, 10:27
I hope that we as early birds didn't overcommit and deserve some \$. Not sure about merits, but we will participate in need-based carve-up, as we all need \$.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

Intern
Joined: 19 Dec 2012
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
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19 Dec 2012, 10:46
For what is worth:

Apply 11/25
Last Recommendation: 12/2
Dinged: 12/19

I always thought your status changes to under review first. Is my application that bad?

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Intern
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 33

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

Schools: CBS '15 (M)
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19 Dec 2012, 10:48
Sorry man, no under review, at least I haven't seen that.

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Senior Manager
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 458

Kudos [?]: 175 [0], given: 24

Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
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19 Dec 2012, 10:49
Hey joeadriani10 sorry to hear about that. But chin up. It will work out. What is your profile and what other schools are you looking at?
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Intern
Joined: 19 Dec 2012
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
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19 Dec 2012, 10:52
Thank guys
My profile is
GMAT: 690
GPA: 3.6 (Ivy school)
5 years of WE (2 banking, 3 corp. strategy)

Invited to interview at Wharton

Applying to Columbia, Wharton, Haas and Tuck

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Intern
Joined: 04 Aug 2012
Posts: 38

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 14

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Real Estate
Schools: Wharton - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
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19 Dec 2012, 13:16
Invited to interview today (timestamp 1:57 p.m.) - 30/Asian-American/New York City/740. Applied 11/24.

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Manager
Joined: 26 Nov 2012
Posts: 88

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 14

GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.55
WE: Information Technology (Insurance)
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19 Dec 2012, 19:42
Just submitted 12/19/2012.

Here's to a long month and a half... I'm thinking interview invites won't go out until February?

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Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 350

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

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19 Dec 2012, 23:45
For what is worth:

Apply 11/25
Last Recommendation: 12/2
Dinged: 12/19

I always thought your status changes to under review first. Is my application that bad?

Wow. Sorry to hear this. I'm stunned at how quick the ding was. I submitted my app on 11/30, so i guess that means i will get a ding or interview e-mail fairly shortly. Ugh.

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Intern
Joined: 19 Jul 2010
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

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20 Dec 2012, 02:17
Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?

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Posts: 350

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20 Dec 2012, 02:39
mrpapagorgio wrote:
Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?

Interviews are taken into account obviously but for columbia it's not as critical as it is with hbs/stanford. Plenty of people have had mediocre interviews but gotten in, and the reverse is also true. Do your best of course, but don't go nuts if you don't think your answers were perfect. The adcom will assess the entire application again after the interview report is submitted.

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20 Dec 2012, 02:42
Shawshank wrote:
mrpapagorgio wrote:
Bad luck to the dings - hopefully other apps work out better.

Does anyone know how much interview counts? I.e. once you're interviewed, is it a case of if the interviewer gives good feedback you're in, and if not you're not? Or is there still more scrutiny of the submitted application also afterwards?

Interviews are taken into account obviously but for columbia it's not as critical as it is with hbs/stanford. Plenty of people have had mediocre interviews but gotten in, and the reverse is also true. Do your best of course, but don't go nuts if you don't think your answers were perfect. The adcom will assess the entire application again after the interview report is submitted.

I see - thank for the insight. Interview was incredibly informal; beers at the pub but I think it went well...just wondering how much stock to place on that. Appreciate the response.

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20 Dec 2012, 02:43
Does it take longer for people who get dinged without interviews, to hear back, as compared to those who do get invites?

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

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Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 458

Kudos [?]: 175 [0], given: 24

Location: India
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Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
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20 Dec 2012, 02:53
Shawshank wrote:
Does it take longer for people who get dinged without interviews, to hear back, as compared to those who do get invites?

I haven't submitted my app yet but i did attend a CBS info session in Mumbai and when someone asked a basic time frame in which an application and they said around 8 weeks turn around max unless a lot of applications come in at the same time, as in just after ED deadline or Merit Fellowship deadline.
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