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02 Jan 2009, 14:35
Hi all - the thread has gone awfully quiet. Maybe its cos R2 folks are busy writing essays ? How is everyone going ?
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02 Jan 2009, 16:13
or everyone is still recovering from their new year's celebrations

fear not, im still about these boards and am keeping an eye on this thread. Good luck to all the R2 applicants !!
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02 Jan 2009, 21:10
I'm still lurking in here.

3 more days to R2 deadline. Good luck to all R2 applicants.
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03 Jan 2009, 03:56
yeah i am busy finalizing my application at the last moment. I am having hard time with my recommenders .

What else is happening with others ? Any one is facing any issues at the last moment ?

Best of luck .
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03 Jan 2009, 17:26
As most things occur with me, I am stressed out like there is no tommorow. I have all these deadlines looming and my essays are STILL not perfect, thankfully my references are awesome and their reco letters look good.

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Good luck everyone! (I envy all you bastards who can sleep 8 hours a night, I just have so much to do!)

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04 Jan 2009, 18:26
Hey all, I'm new to this thread and am considering an R3 app to LBS. I've read that there's no appreciable different between R1-R3 and that R4 at LBS is most similar to R3's at most U.S. schools (nearly impossible to get in). My apologies if this has already been discussed in this thread, but can anyone confirm whether this is the case? Is R3 at LBS similar to R2 at most U.S. schools?
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04 Jan 2009, 19:02
To give you some perspective, LBS class size has now increased to about 400 students. The last known yield is about 61%. This means that LBS will send out about 655 admits. In the portal I can see 225 admits already, and I'd guess that the number will be the 200 in R2 (factoring in 25 deferred admits from last year). So thats a total of 425 admits gone in R1 and R2.

Now I'm assuming the number to be 200 in R2 - this is a pretty big assumption. The number of admits may well be lower than 200 and evenly spread out between R2 and R3. This might be the case if LBS assumes a large number of applications in R3, but I don't have any data to help with this. We also have to factor in that yield might be higher than expected this year (in which case LBS will have to send out less admits in R3 and R4). So, with 430 admits still to go and 3 rounds to spread it across, its anybody's guess.

In any case, only submit when your application is strongest.

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Hey all, I'm new to this thread and am considering an R3 app to LBS. I've read that there's no appreciable different between R1-R3 and that R4 at LBS is most similar to R3's at most U.S. schools (nearly impossible to get in). My apologies if this has already been discussed in this thread, but can anyone confirm whether this is the case? Is R3 at LBS similar to R2 at most U.S. schools?
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05 Jan 2009, 07:28
bsd_lover wrote:
To give you some perspective, LBS class size has now increased to about 400 students. The last known yield is about 61%. This means that LBS will send out about 655 admits. In the portal I can see 225 admits already, and I'd guess that the number will be the 200 in R2 (factoring in 25 deferred admits from last year). So thats a total of 425 admits gone in R1 and R2.

Now I'm assuming the number to be 200 in R2 - this is a pretty big assumption. The number of admits may well be lower than 200 and evenly spread out between R2 and R3. This might be the case if LBS assumes a large number of applications in R3, but I don't have any data to help with this. We also have to factor in that yield might be higher than expected this year (in which case LBS will have to send out less admits in R3 and R4). So, with 430 admits still to go and 3 rounds to spread it across, its anybody's guess.

In any case, only submit when your application is strongest.

OhThatMBA wrote:
Hey all, I'm new to this thread and am considering an R3 app to LBS. I've read that there's no appreciable different between R1-R3 and that R4 at LBS is most similar to R3's at most U.S. schools (nearly impossible to get in). My apologies if this has already been discussed in this thread, but can anyone confirm whether this is the case? Is R3 at LBS similar to R2 at most U.S. schools?

Thanks for the feedback, this was very helpful. Based on what you said, it seems that an R2 applicant may have a slight advantage over an R3 candidate. Given what I've read elsewhere, applicants are definitely advised to apply in R1-R3 and to avoid R4 if possible. So, perhaps the breakdown is R1 > R2 > R3 >>> R4?
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05 Jan 2009, 17:33
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or everyone is still recovering from their new year's celebrations

Yeah, that's my excuse.

Just got my Portal details, for anyone else waiting from R1. And good luck to the R2ers!
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06 Jan 2009, 00:37
Submitted R2 after lot of iterations .. now the waiting game begins .. best of luck everyone

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06 Jan 2009, 06:24
I just finished mine. Hope for the best. Good luck all.
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06 Jan 2009, 08:28
Do we have to send the gmat scores to LBS when applying ??
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06 Jan 2009, 20:50
just sent my app in earlier today.

I haven't sent my GMAT scores to them yet. Only self-reported on the form. I guess if they need it they will email me. Not sure this is correct so as with any info on a message board..
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07 Jan 2009, 18:52
New Dean at London Business School :

http://faculty.london.edu/ALikierman/161.htm
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08 Jan 2009, 03:13
Thanks for the link, bsd -- I didn't even know that a new dean was due...
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08 Jan 2009, 10:20
hey bsd_lover

Is there anything I should be doing to improve my candidacy ! Am on the waitlist for wharton as well and I know that they are strict abt not receiving any additional material from the applicant. But is it the same with LBS.

Had a word with my interviewer who said he was shocked why I am on the waitlist ? Should I ask him to re write to the ad come or something. I even know and have worked with couple of noted alums of the school. Should I ask them to write a letter of reference to LBS ?

Please let me know how you handled the waitlist last time and were u WLed in Round 1 or Round 2.

This wait is agonizing....
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08 Jan 2009, 16:25
vmh - if you can get a letter of reference (an in-depth one) from an alum, get it done NOW !! LBS really values input from the LBS family. Last year, I was put on waitlist in R1. My interviewer was surprised when I got put on waitlist. He put in an extra word for me, but it didnt really help. They dinged me after a year long wait in June/July, but gave me an early admit this year.

Here is my debrief if you're interested : post516870.html#p516870

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hey bsd_lover

Is there anything I should be doing to improve my candidacy ! Am on the waitlist for wharton as well and I know that they are strict abt not receiving any additional material from the applicant. But is it the same with LBS.

Had a word with my interviewer who said he was shocked why I am on the waitlist ? Should I ask him to re write to the ad come or something. I even know and have worked with couple of noted alums of the school. Should I ask them to write a letter of reference to LBS ?

Please let me know how you handled the waitlist last time and were u WLed in Round 1 or Round 2.

This wait is agonizing....
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08 Jan 2009, 22:30
Finally got around to looking at Portal and updating my information. Pretty sweet website!

Any other R1ers receive an introduction from a (current) student ambassador? I got an email this week from my contact...
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09 Jan 2009, 06:39
In as well for R2
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09 Jan 2009, 08:50
Yup I got an ambassador / mentor.

prashok wrote:
Finally got around to looking at Portal and updating my information. Pretty sweet website!

Any other R1ers receive an introduction from a (current) student ambassador? I got an email this week from my contact...

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