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help: Columbia online app 2003

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sunflower79, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. sunflower79

    sunflower79 Plays well with knives 10+ Year Member

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    Where are the instructions for filling out this thing online? I clicked on downloadable forms and then instruction booklet, but nothing happens. I can't believe AMCAS is actually doing a better job than they are.
     
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  3. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I am having many problems with the Columbia app and the Tech Support replies are generic and won't answer my questions.

    For instance, they only let you put 10 courses per year. I took more than 10 courses every year!

    Also, it requires that you enter a Graduate GPA, even though most applicants haven't been to graduate school.

    Finally, for the MD/PhD part, it requires the entry of GRE scores, even though the test is not required.

    Anyone have any answers?
     
  4. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    I thought the Columbia app was waaaay easier than AMCAS last year. Are you guys doing it on-line through the embark.com website? Just leave the graduate GPA space blank. Ditto for GRE There's a blank page at the end of the application where you can put extra coursework and/or anything else you want them to know that there isn't room for on the application. Good luck to you both! :)
     
  5. jot

    jot

    it isn't embark.com anymore - but though its a bit glitchy, if you keep on trying it works. brute force never fails. except when it does.
    -jot
     
  6. sunflower79

    sunflower79 Plays well with knives 10+ Year Member

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    OK, so I finally figured out that my Acrobat Reader wasn't working properly. But even when I was able to read their "instruction booklet," it says nothing about how to actually fill out the online application itself. Does Columbia have anything comparable to the AMCAS 90-page instruction booklet?
     
  7. momoco way

    momoco way Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    for courses that you withdrew or went for P/F (no number grade equivalent), how do you fill those in?
     
  8. momoco way

    momoco way Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    also, for the following question on the app
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    5. What sort of work did you do (include summer employment)?*

    Enter your response in list format using commas. LIMIT WRITING TO 1104 CHARACTERS. Do not use return or enter.
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    How do you list your work experiences, do you need to describe them?
     
  9. jot

    jot

    can we attach additional info in a word file like last year? like ones personal statement?
     
  10. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    SMW,

    The GRE and graduate GPAs are required fields, meanign that it will keep giving an error and not let you submit unless you fill them out.
     
  11. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Gee, sounds like Columbia decided to ditch their glitch-free embark.com app from last year and follow in AMCAS's footsteps. :rolleyes: Sorry I gave the wrong info. :oops: I guess I would email or call their admissions office to find out what to do.
     
  12. momoco way

    momoco way Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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  13. I visited the Columbia's application page today and noticed that they have fixed most of the problems that we've encountered thus far. Graduate GPA is no longer a requied field, and you can also enter pass/fail courses now. The only annoyance is that all of courses that I've entered have disappeared :mad: . Oh, well...
     
  14. jot

    jot

    son of a ---- thats annoying, ahwell shouldn't take that long to put them back in.
    -jot
     

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