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LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 16:08
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Hi folks,

I thought I'd start this thread so that those of us on the waitlist could commiserate together as well as swap strategies and moves we may be able to use to get off this dreaded status and attain the Admitted status we worked so hard to achieve.

Current student bsd_lover has posted a few links which we can start off with:

the-london-business-school-2010-thread-78838-380.html#p663720

the-london-business-school-2009-thread-70701-480.html#p583901

how-leverandon-is-going-to-get-off-of-the-waitlist-at-darden-75302.html#p566150

the-london-business-school-2009-thread-70701-220.html#p557838

So far, I've reached out to my interviewer and politely let him know of my waitlist status. Hopefully, he can become an advocate of mine if they call upon him again for his opinion.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 18:33
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i have no idea what the answers to those questions are. quite frankly, this is the reason why i started it, so we can all do a gigantic brainstorm together.

i'm not sure what calling would achieve. however, if you wanted to have another recommendation sent in, I would call to ask who to send it in to.

but the question is, what would another recommendation serve? the way i see it, unless you have an LBS alumni who writes it, I'm not really sure what another rec would add.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 06:30
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boeinz wrote:
Good for you, a11c99, my age is also on the high side but unfortunately I did not hedge my apps this year.

Indeed, the chance of converting from a waitlister to an admit seems more and more slim and it is too late in the game to apply for other schools. Moving on.

:) I think there are some good chances to get an admit at IE (rolling admit, Nov'10 or April'11), INSEAD Jan'11 or Vlerick, if you consider European MBAs.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 01:59
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hola everyone,

i just wanted everyone to know, for the benefit of the forum, that I emailed LBS in regards to the May 14th review. I wasn't sure if we would hear on the 14th of the results (meaning those who got off the waitlist would hear on the 14th) or if they were just doing the review on the 14th and we would hear of the results on a later date.

i'll let everyone know what response i hear.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 04:14
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Sorry to throw cold water on your hopes lakai - from my experience, the "real" movement will occur in June. Another month to go :( . The most likely response will be "Sorry but you're still on the list". I think it depends on the the big deposit day payment. Most people commit one way or the other when they pay the 6000 bucks.
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lakai777 wrote:
thanks Bsd_lover for the reality check.

do you have any idea when the Reservation Fee is due? At least this way we have another date to look forward to.


Stages 1, 2 & 3: Thursday 24 June 2010
Stage 4: Tuesday 20 July 2010
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 22:09
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boeinz wrote:
how doable is it for an international to receive a LBS admit on 7 july and start school in late august??

If you are from EU and don't need student visa, I think it's quite easy - just to find accommodation and arrange relocation. But if you're not from EU, visa process could take more than 1 month.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2010, 00:09
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can anyone do a relist of us here waiting?
hopefully, find out how many are we waiting?

for those guys who got accepted to other schools, are you dropping off the list?
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 17:03
Thanks Lakai for starting this thread. Are you planning to call the school? Do you have any idea how to submit another letter of recommendation?
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 18:39
Anyone knows how does the WL system work?

1. R2 WL review on 14 May and R3 admission decision on 20 May - Does this mean that R2 WL are thrown into the R3 pool as well?

2. Will a WL be offered a place once any admitted candidate from the same Round withdraw his or her offer?
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 18:40
lakai777 wrote:
i have no idea what the answers to those questions are. quite frankly, this is the reason why i started it, so we can all do a gigantic brainstorm together.

i'm not sure what calling would achieve. however, if you wanted to have another recommendation sent in, I would call to ask who to send it in to.

but the question is, what would another recommendation serve? the way i see it, unless you have an LBS alumni who writes it, I'm not really sure what another rec would add.


agree, an alum reco would be really helpful...
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 22:44
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i'm not sure what calling would achieve. however, if you wanted to have another recommendation sent in, I would call to ask who to send it in to.


hi lakai, thanks for starting the thread. I will surely contract my recommended, tell him about my status and hopefully he will put a good word if he will be asked again.
LBS specific message was: "We do not require you to send any extra information unless we specifically contact you ourselves." For me is not clear if they just "not require" or simply "not accept", so I will contact the school first and I will ask directly if they accept and what type the information would be helpful. Maybe sometime it pays off just to have patience and wait, as bsd_lover did ...
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 00:06
hey everybody

good stuff lakai777. thanks

here's my opinion:
- apart from informing my interviewer, I think my approach would be a passive one for now; I won't be sending any update to the adcom unless there's a really major change in my profile. an additional reco/cover letter might actually hurt my application if seen as a desperate move or with no significant impact.
- I don't think there's much I can do other than waiting, setting the right expectations and keeping an eye on alternatives.

PS: i assumed from the dreaded email that we are kept on that list by default; no need to confirm back.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 01:09
A waitlisted candidate asked me this. Posting here for everyone's benefit :
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i bsd, hope u are able to answer my query...

after each review, a waitlister will get:
1. an admit,
2. another review, or
3. ding (is this scenario highly likely?)

the reason i'm asking this is that i'm really sold on LBS and i dont mind waiting another year for the 2013 programme if i can get a decent chance of landing the deferred admit...

many thanks in advance!!


The most likely option is option 2. You will keep getting re-waitlisted. The "real" review will happen closer to when the "big deposit" get paid (or not paid) at which time it becomes clearer who exactly will come and who wont. Its unlikely that the dings will come until before the very end. If your heart is set on LBS and you keep waiting till the end, you may get the opportunity to get a deferred admit for 2013 or a special consideration for 2013. By then, many waitlisted candidates, frustrated by the wait move on to other schools they have been admitted to.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 05:37
Hello everyone,
I have a rather naive question but I am not sure I understand what BSD and others seem to say: candidates currently on the wait list may eventually get a deferred admit for 2013 ? As in "congratulations you're in, only next year" and without requiring to submit a new file, sit another interview, and refresh your screen for hours on the results' d day :D ?
If so, I would be very interested in knowing what is recommended to obtain this invitation!
Also, on what ground do you think sending an extra reference letter from a student/alumni will make a material impact on our current wait list status ? I do have the possibility to do that but I am wondering if it would not be more beneficial to keep that card close to my vest for now and eventually use it should I have to reapply next year.
In others words, as much as I would love to get in now I am trying to find the right balance between throwing my whole weight at the "wait list" situation vs keeping some dry powder for next year should I need to reapply.
What do you guys think ?
One last question: reapplicants have Essay 7 to write on what they did to improve their application, is there anything else to it ? Specifically, do reapplicants need to provide two reference letters from different people than the first time ?
If you have any questions let me know either on this thread or PM as I would be happy to help other fellow applicants in any way I can.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 07:29
Hi Guys

I really like this forum. Never wrote a post sofar but now i am WL R2, I feel the need.

I launched a discussion on Businessweek "London Business School 2010 - Waitlisted" ( i am to new to post a link)

If you want to visit you are welcome

especially you bsd_lover. Your posts are always interesting, supportive and honest.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 09:31
Well folks there are no guarantees in life. You WILL need to submit a new resume and at least one or two waitlist updates showing continual improvements and commitment (as you should note from my story). Who knows it may be tougher than ever this year with a higher number of applications and reported waitlists..

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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 09:55
Tougher is better ! Because we all know it's well worth fighting for :)
Good luck every one. And thanks again for your encouragements BSD.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2010, 17:59
Hi bsd
Do you know how I can submit an extra letter of recommendation. Thanks for all your insights.
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Re: LBS 2010 Waitlist Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2010, 01:05
You should be able to email it to the programme office
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Hi bsd
Do you know how I can submit an extra letter of recommendation. Thanks for all your insights.
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