The admission dynamics also changed. Here is a quote from the website:
Early Admission and Rolling Admission
Starting in 2013, we will be making early admission decisions and rolling admission decisions. Even though the application deadline is May 31, some applicants will receive their decisions in late January and some will receive them during the period February-May.
So I guess some of us will be accepted/rejected this week or the next.
Yes, mine is complete. When I subbmitted my application it took two weeks for the GRE and TOEFL scores to be on the "received" status. This was in November, my guess is that they have more applications to process right now.
Here is what is says at the website:
The status of your application appears below. Please note:
It can take time to process materials. We appreciate your patience and ask that you wait four (4) weeks following the application deadline for materials that were sent separately, such as test scores, transcripts, and recommendations, to appear as having been received. We will contact you if we have not received your materials by that time.
A status of"Awaiting" does not necessarily mean that we have not received your materials; we may have received them but may not yet have matched them to your application. Because we do not process materials until after the application deadline, materials that were submitted separately before the deadline (such as test scores) may not appear as having been received until after the deadline.
So I would recommend you to wait a week or two before sending them an e-mail. That or untill you see an application in the tracker turn green.
I login to the Columbia MFE browser and my status appear with green check marks. The categories that appear are submitted, Fee Paid and Letters of Recommendation all three with green check marks. That's the only thing that I can see.
Be careful with that thinking. I know people who didn't get a single email after they apply. When they check months later, they found out that they were denied because the application was incomplete (some documents were misplaced, missing, etc).
You must contact them to get a written confirmation that your file is complete. Keep checking with them or check the status message to make sure they got everything.