We talked about Columbia Business School yesterday and the fact that each year, they’re typically one of the first schools that releases essay questions for the new season. That’s great, since so many of you are so eager to apply to Columbia, like, right away. Today is a quick recap of one important distinction with regard to how they do things.
If you’re applying to Columbia and you really really really love Columbia, then their Early Decision option is the way to go – provided that you’re serious about them. Remember, Early Decision is binding. If they say yes, then you’re obligated to go there if you apply through that option. Some planning is needed to make sure that this strategy is sound.
If you want to get a jump ahead on that, well great. You can read all about the different ways to prioritize your multi-school Early Decision/Round 1 strategy with our Columbia Essay Guide.
Obviously that link takes you to last season’s guide. We will be updating it as soon as humanly possible after the questions come out, but even though it’s the “old” one, the details of their processes are not likely to change, and it’s got some very useful information that may prove helpful to you now. And, if you buy the current guide through our online access option then you’ll get to read the new one as soon as it’s released.
We also have lots of resources on applying to this special Columbia ED process here on the blahg itself; check out our Columbia MBA Application page for the list. Their rolling process is different than other schools, and they also have a J-Term (accelerated MBA) which is very attractive to a certain profile type.
Not too early to begin learning about all these different nuances and choices. If you have questions, post away in the comments and we’ll be happy to help you out (or you can always submit them to us here).