i've been reading this thread for weeks freaking out about the waitlist process, and after writing dean frantz several times he finally invited me for an interview! Any advice from those of you who have been fortunate enough to be accepted following a second interview? Thanks!
Question: have they requested that we send them our transcripts yet? What is the deadline for that?
seems like my luck is out...no matter what I send or call, he just tells me "we are keeping you in mind".
Is that bad?
Congrats! I'm glad it all worked out for you. See you in August. Does anyone know when/if Columbia has given us a first year schedule? It'd be nice to know when winter break, spring break, and summer start so I can put it in my calendar.
i am looking at Columbia's last year's secondaries and I came across a question about employment. I have not worked during my undergraduate studies except one summer. Is that going to work against me?
So I called and he said there had been fewer withdrawals than he would have liked at this point but that he is sure there are more to come. I thought he might have been letting me down easy but then he said he was optimistic about my chances...
Anyone ever got into Columbia with similar stats?
3.64 Undergrad GPA
4.0 Grad GPA (@ Columbia)
200+ volunteer (@ NYP/Columbia Med Center)
Well this isn't good news . I'll give him a call early next week I suppose so he can tell me the same thing... Still, maybe something will still happen, good luck all.
FWIW (if you're the applicant in question), I met a friend of the Dean's at work, and when I mentioned I was on the WL, he told me that Dean Frantz "loves English majors and rugby players." Looks like you meet one of those criteria. Good luck.