Columbia/Regular Action


the waiting is killing me..


I swear! Why don't they let anyone know. It's been a month and a half since I applied. :(


I applied 3 months ago and received the application complete email more than 2 months ago!

I wonder why Columbia's process is so random...


Three months? :( That's sad.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>the waiting is killing me..</blockquote>

I swear! Why don't they let anyone know. It's been a month and a half since I applied. :(</blockquote>

I applied 3 months ago and received the application complete email more than 2 months ago!

I wonder why Columbia's process is so random...</blockquote>

Three months? :( That's sad.
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I think the wait till March is inevitable.

I think the wait till March is inevitable.
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Poonchoy

The school has started sending out decisions to some regular applicants.

I applied under the regular track and received an offer 2 days ago by email. My credentials are not particularly impressive and I agree that the decision making is somewhat random.

The school has started sending out decisions to some regular applicants.

I applied under the regular track and received an offer 2 days ago by email. My credentials are not particularly impressive and I agree that the decision making is somewhat random.
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Aussiegirl

Congratulations Poonchoy! I agree, it is totally random. I have friends who were exceptional candidates and they weren't accepted until the end of March last year. The first time I applied (back in 2006) I wasn't accepted until May. It's painful but we just have to wait.

Congratulations Poonchoy! I agree, it is totally random. I have friends who were exceptional candidates and they weren't accepted until the end of March last year. The first time I applied (back in 2006) I wasn't accepted until May. It's painful but we just have to wait.
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Congrats Poonchoy. If you don't mind me asking, what are your credentials? And from where?

Congrats Poonchoy. If you don't mind me asking, what are your credentials? And from where?
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Poonchoy

Thanks.

As I said, it's not spectacular. I graduated with a 3.3/4.0 GPA from a small asian law sch. Worked for the local office of a medium size regional firm for 3 years doing corporate finance.

Thanks.

As I said, it's not spectacular. I graduated with a 3.3/4.0 GPA from a small asian law sch. Worked for the local office of a medium size regional firm for 3 years doing corporate finance.
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mp89

so do you think guys that the admission decisions are made on a rolling basis?

so do you think guys that the admission decisions are made on a rolling basis?
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dbk

so do you think guys that the admission decisions are made on a rolling basis?


On a random rolling basis.

<blockquote>so do you think guys that the admission decisions are made on a rolling basis?</blockquote>

On a random rolling basis.
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From that I've read, the process is not random. It is country-wise where one is pitted against your other countrymen/women. But three months of waiting does seem rather excessive. Has anyone asked for an expedite?

From that I've read, the process is not random. It is country-wise where one is pitted against your other countrymen/women. But three months of waiting does seem rather excessive. Has anyone asked for an expedite?
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AW

Regular Application Deadline
Applications and all supporting documents for the 2011-2012 academic year must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2010. Applications postmarked after this date will not be processed. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, in most cases no later than late April

Regular Application Deadline
Applications and all supporting documents for the 2011-2012 academic year must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2010. Applications postmarked after this date will not be processed. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, in most cases no later than late April
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dbk

From that I've read, the process is not random. It is country-wise where one is pitted against your other countrymen/women. But three months of waiting does seem rather excessive. Has anyone asked for an expedite?


It's true that applicants are compared country by country. However, last year, some French applicants received their decisions in February. Others, with extremely high credentials, received their decisions in late March/early April.

This year, I have no idea when to expect a decision...

<blockquote>From that I've read, the process is not random. It is country-wise where one is pitted against your other countrymen/women. But three months of waiting does seem rather excessive. Has anyone asked for an expedite? </blockquote>

It's true that applicants are compared country by country. However, last year, some French applicants received their decisions in February. Others, with extremely high credentials, received their decisions in late March/early April.

This year, I have no idea when to expect a decision...
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AW

I wonder if they only release admission emails around this time.

I wonder if they only release admission emails around this time.
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IHTA1984

Can you ask them to expedite application review without specifying grounds?

Can you ask them to expedite application review without specifying grounds?
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IHTA1984

The school has started sending out decisions to some regular applicants.

I applied under the regular track and received an offer 2 days ago by email. My credentials are not particularly impressive and I agree that the decision making is somewhat random.


Congratulations, Poonchoy! When did you apply and when did your application go complete? Thanks.

<blockquote>The school has started sending out decisions to some regular applicants.

I applied under the regular track and received an offer 2 days ago by email. My credentials are not particularly impressive and I agree that the decision making is somewhat random. </blockquote>

Congratulations, Poonchoy! When did you apply and when did your application go complete? Thanks.
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1A

Does the Admitted Student Website work? I mean, does being able to log in mean that you're in?

Does the Admitted Student Website work? I mean, does being able to log in mean that you're in?
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Poonchoy

I applied fairly early on. I received the 'application complete' notification email from CLS sometime in the third/fourth week of Nov.

I applied fairly early on. I received the 'application complete' notification email from CLS sometime in the third/fourth week of Nov.
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Poonchoy

Does the Admitted Student Website work? I mean, does being able to log in mean that you're in?


It does. I logged on successfully today using the information provided in the offer email but there was nothing on it at all for the moment. Absolutely empty.

<blockquote>Does the Admitted Student Website work? I mean, does being able to log in mean that you're in?</blockquote>

It does. I logged on successfully today using the information provided in the offer email but there was nothing on it at all for the moment. Absolutely empty.
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1A

Thanks, Poonchoy! And congratulations!

Thanks, Poonchoy! And congratulations!
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teamusa

I was admitted, too. > You can find more details in the thread: Admission decisions: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia

Good luck to all of you!

I was admitted, too. > You can find more details in the thread: Admission decisions: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia

Good luck to all of you!
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andyllop

I'm out. Received the unable to offer admission email late Thursday. Good luck for those who are still waiting and congratulations for the accepted.

I'm out. Received the unable to offer admission email late Thursday. Good luck for those who are still waiting and congratulations for the accepted.
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