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Columbia Interview...Haven't Gotten One?

indiandespogirlindiandespogirl Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
Hey CC,

So I had applied to Columbia and Yale regular decisions. I haven't received an interview offer yet. Is this normal? Up until what date do they conduct interviews!

Thanks everyone! x

Replies to: Columbia Interview...Haven't Gotten One?

  • jy2013jy2013 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    I haven't received one as well... From what I've seen, interview reports aren't due until march 1 but that doesn'tguarantee interviews are offered up to that date. Can anyone with experience explain more?
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    edited January 2014
    Interviews are parceled out dependent on the # of volunteers in your area. You may not ever be contacted by either Y or C. That's why they're optional and 98% of the time, have almost no bearing on your candidacy.
  • indiandespogirlindiandespogirl Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    Glad to see I'm not the only one.
  • BearsgardenBearsgarden Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    @OP, as T26 pointed out, no worries. My S applied in Oct. and still has not been contacted for an interview. His stats are good so we don't think Columbia would just write him off and not offer an interview. We live in a metro area where Columbia is popular so I am guessing alums must be very busy.
  • lightylighty Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    I got an email regarding an interview on Jan 25th, and I have it on Feb 1st.
  • indiandespogirlindiandespogirl Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    Well decisions do come out in April, maybe there still is time for them to contact everyone. I was just wondering if I was the only one, glad to see I'm not! :)
  • jy2013jy2013 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    Would it be a bad idea to email an alumni living in my area if I could get an interview? I got the email from my friend who recently had an interview with her. He said she's very nice and doesn't seem like the person to get annoyed if I contact her.
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    @jy2013: Yes that's a bad idea. Interviews are coordinated and assigned to volunteers -- the coordinator is not this alumna, most likely. Either they have no more slots left or your person just hasn't acted on your contact info yet. Your circumvention of the assignment process would only muddle things. Let it go. If it happens, it happens. Either way, it's nothing to be concerned about.
  • indiandespogirlindiandespogirl Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    True story--look on the bright side, if you don't get an interview--it's one less thing you gotta stress about :)
  • texaspgtexaspg Forum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Posts: 16,646 Forum Champion
    Columbia does not interview a whole lot of people.
  • .Masochist.Masochist Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    TBH as an alumni interviewer, I think not getting an interview is not necessarily a bad thing. Your upside potential doing one is much less than than your potential downside. At least that's been my experience.
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