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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 09:59
Just got the email. And in case people are wondering, the email had my name on it, so it was not a single generic mass email sent to everyone.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 10:38
FYI, nothing changed on my application after the invite. Best of luck to all!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 10:50
I got an interview invite at 1:16 PM ET. I am absolutely chuffed right now!! Time to start preparing for the interview. :)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:01
Anyone have an idea of what percentage get interviews and what percentage of that pool get admitted? All I could find on P&Q is that LBS has a 13% acceptance rate...
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:12
Just got an email saying i'm denied admission to the program commencing in August 13., when i infact applied in october of 2013.
I would assume Such a school as LBS would at least take the trouble to get the Year we are applying to correctly.

Congrats to all who received Interview Invites.All the best :)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:20
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Just got an email saying i'm denied admission to the program commencing in August 13., when i infact applied in october of 2013.
I would assume Such a school as LBS would at least take the trouble to get the Year we are applying to correctly.

Congrats to all who received Interview Invites.All the best :)


I threw out a hail mary, and replied back mentioning that. Would be nuts if it's the side-effect of some crazy technical error for some of the interview-invited candidates.

99% sure this pass will go incomplete (ie fail ).
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:37
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lm11 wrote:
Just got an email saying i'm denied admission to the program commencing in August 13., when i infact applied in october of 2013.
I would assume Such a school as LBS would at least take the trouble to get the Year we are applying to correctly.

Congrats to all who received Interview Invites.All the best :)


I threw out a hail mary, and replied back mentioning that. Would be nuts if it's the side-effect of some crazy technical error for some of the interview-invited candidates.

99% sure this pass will go incomplete (ie fail ).


My email had the correct year and had my name. I believe emails are sent personally and divided amongst a few people in Ad com by region. So, perhaps one person made an error and the entire batch of emails he/she sent have that error. But others (such as mine) are error free.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:48
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lm11 wrote:
Just got an email saying i'm denied admission to the program commencing in August 13., when i infact applied in october of 2013.
I would assume Such a school as LBS would at least take the trouble to get the Year we are applying to correctly.

Congrats to all who received Interview Invites.All the best :)


I threw out a hail mary, and replied back mentioning that. Would be nuts if it's the side-effect of some crazy technical error for some of the interview-invited candidates.

99% sure this pass will go incomplete (ie fail ).


I made the same attempt. I'm sure they simply sent out form email from last year and forgot to update the dates. It was late in London and that's a simple mistake to make. All the best to those of you who got interviews!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 13:28
Got an invite. After dings from Columbia and Booth (earlier this evening), this was just the news I needed.

Congratulations to all others who got an invite too, and chin up to all those who didn't. All the best brethren!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 13:44
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Got an invite. After dings from Columbia and Booth (earlier this evening), this was just the news I needed.

Congratulations to all others who got an invite too, and chin up to all those who didn't. All the best brethren!


Congrats man, surprised Columbia or Booth didn't extend invites considering you were able to snag the LBS one!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 14:07
Got my interview invite at 5.16 GMT. Time to start preparing for the next stage.

All the best to everyone else who applied to the program, irrespective of the decision today :)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2013, 19:43
Dinged. Reapplicant, last year (Round 2) I was interviewed in London and waitlisted until September the 12th, 2013. This year no interview at all though I have changed my field of work completely. Awkward, in my opinion. Again, the same stuff with dates: 2015 instead of 2016. Kind of deja vu for me. =)

By the way, for those people who think that the email with their name on the top is not a generic one that is sent to everyone - you are wrong. Usually only dates and the name of your interviewer are different. All the rest is similar. Last year I made a mistake in my name (two letters were uppercased), so every email from adcom had this mistake. I think the name is taken automatically from the box that you filled in your application.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2013, 12:07
Dinged without interview. I have a low undergrad GPA and haven't worked or studied abroad, so I'm not surprised, but still bummed considering my work experience and GMAT. I was really very excited about the program at LBS.

I also received the August 2013 email. After all of the time and effort that went into my app (not to mention the application fee), I do feel insulted that they didn't even take the time to reject me in a considerate fashion. I would still attend the school in a heart-beat, but my opinion of the administration has certainly been lowered.

Good luck to everyone who made this first cut. And good luck to everyone else as well as you pursue alternative programs.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 09:11
So, I'm still analyzing my rejection letter from LBS, and am trying to figure this out:

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Should I reapply?
This is your decision, but please note that we do specifically invite those candidates we actively wish to reapply to do so when they receive their decision e-mail. You should also remember that competition for places is extremely intense every year.


I'm reading this as "We'll specifically let you know if you should reapply". Obviously, I'm very disappointed that LBS declined to interview me, but had mentally added LBS to the top of the schools-to-reapply-next-year-if-needed list.

Any LBS re-applicants out there with some insight?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 09:40
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So, I'm still analyzing my rejection letter from LBS, and am trying to figure this out:

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Should I reapply?
This is your decision, but please note that we do specifically invite those candidates we actively wish to reapply to do so when they receive their decision e-mail. You should also remember that competition for places is extremely intense every year.


I'm reading this as "We'll specifically let you know if you should reapply". Obviously, I'm very disappointed that LBS declined to interview me, but had mentally added LBS to the top of the schools-to-reapply-next-year-if-needed list.

Any LBS re-applicants out there with some insight?


What exactly do you need to know? I was advised to reapply by the admission committee recently (in September) since I was on the waiting list for almost half a year and I was immediately dinged after I have reapplied. In fact, it looks like they told me to reapply in order to ding me. :roll:

Generally, they require to make a drastic change in your application in order to stand out of the pool. If you submit the same profile for the next year, your chances will be no different than today. :wink:
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 09:55
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What exactly do you need to know? I was advised to reapply by the admission committee recently (in September) since I was on the waiting list for almost half a year and I was immediately dinged after I have reapplied. In fact, it looks like they told me to reapply in order to ding me. :roll:

Generally, they require to make a drastic change in your application in order to stand out of the pool. If you submit the same profile for the next year, your chances will be no different than today. :wink:


Oh man, that's more painful than the swift execution I received; hope things work out bro.

I was wondering whether LBS is discouraging re-applicants (unless explicitly recommended to do so); even if one were to make a drastic change to his/her profile. In my case, I did not receive an invitation to re-apply, so I should not consider LBS ever again?

Just seems a bit hardcore, and I was wondering if uninvited-to-reapply re-applicants could share their experience (sorry should've been more specific in my original post).
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 10:31
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Oh man, that's more painful than the swift execution I received; hope things work out bro.

I hope too. ;-)


Blax0r wrote:
I was wondering whether LBS is discouraging re-applicants (unless explicitly recommended to do so); even if one were to make a drastic change to his/her profile. In my case, I did not receive an invitation to re-apply, so I should not consider LBS ever again?

No, that is not true, you should and may. First of all, you still have a plenty of time (almost a year) and your profile may become much different in a couple of months, so you will become more attractive for them. I guess they admit reapplicants even without suggesting them to reapply, there is no strict pattern. Most probably they suggest to reapply for those who were waitlisted or were really close to the final admission. As in my case, I think I was pretty close to the final admission, since I was on the waiting list from April till September the 12th, when they suggested to reapply.

And one more thing, I am pretty sure that they do not remember most of applicants/reapplicants and do not spend much time checking your previous application and reading your essays/recommendations. They even forgot to change the date on the letter causing hundreds of denied applicants to write them back and to ask whether his or her ding was a mistake or not. To put it mildly, I think the adcom is not very attentive. :twisted:
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 11:08
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No, that is not true, you should and may. First of all, you still have a plenty of time (almost a year) and your profile may become much different in a couple of months, so you will become more attractive for them. I guess they admit reapplicants even without suggesting them to reapply, there is no strict pattern. Most probably they suggest to reapply for those who were waitlisted or were really close to the final admission. As in my case, I think I was pretty close to the final admission, since I was on the waiting list from April till September the 12th, when they suggested to reapply.

And one more thing, I am pretty sure that they do not remember most of applicants/reapplicants and do not spend much time checking your previous application and reading your essays/recommendations. They even forgot to change the date on the letter causing hundreds of denied applicants to write them back and to ask whether his or her ding was a mistake or not. To put it mildly, I think the adcom is not very attentive. :twisted:


lold hard at the bold statement, and I agree with your assessment.

Well, if I screw up my Booth interview next week, and completely strike out this application cycle, I'll be slipping in my LBS app next year for sure.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 12:17
Received an email from the admissions consultant noting that most interviews are expected to take place from 11-24 Nov. Looks like the process could kick off very soon! For those prepping, the clear admit website has free reports from recent LBS interviewees which are great to get an understanding of types of questions..:)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 14:40
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Got an invite. After dings from Columbia and Booth (earlier this evening), this was just the news I needed.

Congratulations to all others who got an invite too, and chin up to all those who didn't. All the best brethren!


same boat! Glad to hear good news from LBS after Columbia's ding just a few hours earlier... *phew* congrats!
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