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Columbia GS Fall 2020 Early Action/Regular Decision Thread

s014131s014131 27 replies3 threads Junior Member
Hey all,

The application for Fall 2020 admission opens today so I thought why not start a thread.
Let's share our application updates, decisions, and stats!
edited December 2019
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  • WPbrandWPbrand 1 replies0 threads New Member
    How much will my ACT/SAT scores affect my chances of admissions?

    Stats:
    -Veteran
    -3.5 GPA 70 credits
    -ACT: 22

    Hoping the best for everyone!
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  • 1collegeapps121collegeapps12 1 replies0 threads New Member
    stats
    gpa- 4.7
    I took IGCSE/IB exams for my first 2 years- took 10 both years
    7 AP classes Senior year
    4 AP classes Junior year
    school average for AP classes is 1
    I got a 33 in the act
    applied ED to Columbia university for economics and math
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  • kevzzang1234kevzzang1234 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi, everyone. I am trying to get my SAT scores, but it has been over 10 years since I took it. I don't know my test date and registration number. (I lost the hardcopy of the report and I can't seem to log on to college board account.)
    So, I called them asked to get my archived scores. (cost me $31) BUT they said they may not be able to retrieve it. (Plus it will take 2 to 4 weeks to look for it.)

    Do you think I should just take the Online general studies admissions exam?
    If so, has anyone started to study for it? Or had taken it? I cannot seem to find any information online about the test. How is it comparable to the SATs?
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  • Minsung12345Minsung12345 8 replies0 threads New Member
    mmm finally i have found the thread.
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  • Minsung12345Minsung12345 8 replies0 threads New Member
    @WPbrand how long ago did you take the ACT and how long have you served?
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  • ThePoorVeteranThePoorVeteran 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 14
    Submitting my app today for the Jan 15 Priority deadline.

    Stats:
    - Veteran
    - Have been involved with programs at Morgan Stanley, Citi, and Goldman Sachs
    - 3.6 cumulative GPA
    - ~ 70 credits
    - Started an athletic club for veterans that has been growing to other uni's
    - Involved in 3 other on-campus clubs

    Weak areas:
    - Poor high school GPA
    - No ACT/SAT (will be taking the online GSAE)

    Does anyone know the difference in decision rates for the "Priority" vs ED or Regular? I know all together it is ~35%, but I couldn't find anything about the different timelines...
    edited January 14
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  • Minsung12345Minsung12345 8 replies0 threads New Member
    @ThePoorVeteran
    Submitted as 13 Jan 2020
    In the same boat as you.
    vet, 61 credit 4.0 gpa.
    Sry i couldnt answer your question.

    Does anyone know if you have to send in the official ACT before 15 Jan 2020 to get rated?
    Because i have a red X next to the Test Score (ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, DUO, Online General Studies Admissions Exam)
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  • ThePoorVeteranThePoorVeteran 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 15
    I believe you have until next Tuesday to get that to them. You may want to contact Admissions though.

    Your stats should be good enough for any of the application deadlines.
    edited January 15
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  • corsair341corsair341 4 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 16
    Hello everyone!
    Submitted Early Action yesterday (last day).
    Wanted to share my stats, would you all share yours?

    School 1 GPA: 3.31 (24 credits)
    School 2 GPA: 4.0 (40 credits)
    Extracurricular: President of Active Minds, AGS honor society, Wellness Ambassador for CA Community Colleges, member of the National Student Advisory Board for Active Minds, GSA board member, ICC delegate.
    SAT: Never took them, taking the GSAE next week
    Letters of Rec: One from the Transfer Center Coordinator, one from my Club Adviser/Director of Student Judicial Affairs
    Essay: answered the essay prompts, focused on specific programs offered at Columbia, and my work/volunteer experience since HS (2007-present)

    Columbia is not my first choice (financially/I live in SoCal), but could not pass on this. If the stars line up, and financial aid/scholarships/grants make sense, I look forward to seeing some of you on campus next Fall!
    edited January 16
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  • corsair341corsair341 4 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 16
    @kevzzang1234

    I am planning on taking the GSAE next week.
    From what I understand, there are three sections:
    Writing: /300
    Reading: /300
    Essay: /8

    Pulled that from the Spring thread on this Forum. There is some gold in there.
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/columbia-school-general-studies/2145115-columbia-general-studies-2020-spring-p1.html
    edited January 16
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