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New post 17 Apr 2008, 00:47
I am Australian - so visa processing *should* be quicker but July is still pretty late - classes start in August.

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Hey BSD,

LBS actually dings people from its waitlist according to a BW post that I have just read :shock: :

"... Just to update you ...I was a R2 Waitlist and I was dinged last night after the ADCOM met to review the candidates....Indian/US/UK, Male, 30, 780, 10 years (IT+Investment Banking)...."

...well, maybe he could improve his GMAT or WE? Just kidding, I am shocked, since this chap seems to have an amazing profile and got dinged R2 after only one month on the waitlist...

...there definitely is something happening in London (if this post is true)...

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 03:28
Oh dear - my "stats" are not even close to that. Although LBS is pretty quirky that way - it tends to try and incorporate "interesting" experiences and diverse profiles. Its average GMAT score is only 690 - but I know alum who've rejected Harvard, Wharton and Columbia for it.

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Hey BSD,

LBS actually dings people from its waitlist according to a BW post that I have just read :shock: :

"... Just to update you ...I was a R2 Waitlist and I was dinged last night after the ADCOM met to review the candidates....Indian/US/UK, Male, 30, 780, 10 years (IT+Investment Banking)...."

...well, maybe he could improve his GMAT or WE? Just kidding, I am shocked, since this chap seems to have an amazing profile and got dinged R2 after only one month on the waitlist...

...there definitely is something happening in London (if this post is true)...

cheers,

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 17:30
I'll share my stats here since I got an admit... I think it supports your hypothesis of them trying to build a diverse class.

Canadian / Age 26 / GMAT 710 / GPA 3.6 / 4 years WE

^ that in itself is pretty average as far as most applicants.

But then you add in: railroading in one of the harshest winter climates in the world (you'd be surprised how little things have changed from a century ago... I've been out there with simple hand tools hammering spikes), international work experience, and the ability to communicate in English/French/Chinese/Spanish. Heck, in the "list your hobbies" section, I even risked telling them about how much I enjoy attending fashion shows. It probably could have worked against me, but I told myself that if they couldn't appreciate the side of me that's drawn to creativity, then I don't belong there and the ding benefits the both of us.

Anyway, I 'm not sure how the waitlist works, but if you think you're on it because there are too many admits that already share your profile, perhaps the strategy is to push the diversity front with adcom? Might as well give it a shot... not much to lose at this point.

I'll be rooting for you guys!

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 21:33
Thanks fairplay - hope we see you there.

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hey BSD hows it going? Since you are an Aussie,I have a question for you.
How do you rate AGSM?

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Hi nihit most of my opinions on AGSM can be found on this thread 106-t45523.

All the best :)

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Thanks as well fairplay! cheers

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Thanks fairplay - hope we see you there.

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Thanks a lot BSD. I did my Masters from Usyd and found it to be pretty basic. I dope AGSM isn't the same and keeps up with the international standards.
I did meet the faculty at MBS and went to some parties as well. The faculty they have is top class.I think MBS has issues with placements.

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New post 19 Apr 2008, 18:04
That perception about MBS is not entirely true. A mate of mine graduated from MBS a couple of years ago - he's now in Tokyo, with a "large investment bank". However, he had to put in some extra effort to find the international placement (oh he also speaks Japanese so it was easier for him). But just goes to show that placement depend as much on pro activeness of the candidates as the rep of the school.

Anyhow lets not hijack this LBS thread shall we :)

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I got the bump as well and continue to hold out hope that a spot at LBS is more than just a pipe dream. They can't really drag this out until July can they? The chances of moving from off the WL to the admit column have to be infintesimal at this point

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There's 3 of us on WL on this forum alone - and considering the increase in apps across the world - I dont particularly like our chances :(

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Welcome to the boredom of LBS waitlist gnr464!

I fear that the LBS waitlist is a mystery. At this moment LBS doesn't seem to move people from the waitlist into the class. This will certainly change in July, since LBS actually admits a number of waitlisters to fill its class. The questions is who will the the lucky one(s)...

I will pay you both pints for an evening in London , if we get admitted...

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Haha thanks cat - like wise :)

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I'm not a particularly big fan of getting hung up on the statistics (they're pretty irrelevant if you're stellar, right? ;) ) but I have some figures on admits if you'd like to PM me. Judging from the FaceBook group (probably a fair--albeit not complete--representation of who's chosen to matriculate), I'd guess that there is probably another 100-150 seats, with 2 rounds left to go.

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[quote="catgmat"]Welcome to the boredom of LBS waitlist gnr464!

I fear that the LBS waitlist is a mystery. At this moment LBS doesn't seem to move people from the waitlist into the class. This will certainly change in July, since LBS actually admits a number of waitlisters to fill its class. The questions is who will the the lucky one(s)...

I will pay you both pints for an evening in London , if we get admitted...

cheers,[/quote]

Thanks Cat, if somehow the improbable does come true - there will be rounds for all. And a few good cigars I would imagine as well.

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I wish you all the best guys. I'll also volunteer to treat you to a pint should you come to LBS!
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Thanks Guys!

I look forward to sharing some pints with you in London...

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Okay, upcoming Waitlist review R1 & R2 scheduled for 28th May and next Waitlist review R1, R2 & R3 scheduled for 27th June. The deposit/commitment fee must be paid by 20th June and this will reflect the definitive class size.

I know that our chances are not that bright, but at least one GMAT Clubber will hopefully get off that waitlist and into the class. I read many rumors about none available seats, increased application volume and waitlist ratios, but in fact we don't know. As long as AdCom is waitlisting people, and they actually did yesterday, there have to be seats available for us.

I really want to get into LBS, maybe I should pray for better Karma :lol:

Good luck & cheers!

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Oh dear .. thats six days away. I suspect they wont offer any further places till the final waitlist review in June :( Except maybe to far away overseas candidates (such as me). Good luck cat, hope there is some light at the end of this dark tunnel.

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