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New post 22 Apr 2008, 09:29
[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...

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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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New post 22 Apr 2008, 13:58
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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New post 23 Apr 2008, 00:30
Thanks Guys!

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

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New post 22 May 2008, 00:30
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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New post 22 May 2008, 06:04
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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New post 28 May 2008, 10:06
Received a message from London Business School stating that my application is, as expected, still waitlisted and will be reviewed on June 27th...how boring!

Good luck for the others that are still waiting!

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New post 28 May 2008, 14:59
Haha - same cat ... incredible...
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New post 27 Jun 2008, 15:41
Still in WL - next update 11th July.
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New post 28 Jun 2008, 01:46
bsd_lover wrote:
Still in WL - next update 11th July.


Seems like the GMAT cheating scandal has not influenced our WL :lol:
Same for me BSD!

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New post 28 Jun 2008, 02:12
LBS is incredible, if I get admitted on 11th July, I'd have to pack my bags, arrange my visa, sell all my stuff and go to London within a month. Not to mention give my notice that late to work.
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New post 28 Jun 2008, 06:40
Hi BSD,

I just wonder what will happen in the next two weeks. Why can LBS not send out dings or admits right now, or in other words, what difference does it make? Notification for admits R4 is July 4th, the deposits R1-R3 are already paid and deposits R4 are due by July 25th. In conclusion, I fear that LBS just wants to hold WLer's commitment for LBS and will send first WL admits late July/mid August. By the way, we are both waiting since December 19th 2007, isn't this WL ridiculous?

http://www.london.edu/mba/feesandfinancing.html

http://www.london.edu/mba/admissions.html

However, BSD, if you are not admitted you still have the chance of a deferred admit or you can re-apply with a even stronger application and essays for next fall. Your chances as a former LBS WLer in next R1 for LBS2011 will be quite good (just my assumption). If I don't get an offer from LBS, I will accept another offer...I am too old to wait for a extra year!

cheers mate!

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New post 28 Jun 2008, 16:48
Yeah a deferred admit will be "very nice." But if they admit me mid - august, it'll be far too late for me I'm afraid :(


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Hi BSD,

I just wonder what will happen in the next two weeks. Why can LBS not send out dings or admits right now, or in other words, what difference does it make? Notification for admits R4 is July 4th, the deposits R1-R3 are already paid and deposits R4 are due by July 25th. In conclusion, I fear that LBS just wants to hold WLer's commitment for LBS and will send first WL admits late July/mid August. By the way, we are both waiting since December 19th 2007, isn't this WL ridiculous?

http://www.london.edu/mba/feesandfinancing.html

http://www.london.edu/mba/admissions.html

However, BSD, if you are not admitted you still have the chance of a deferred admit or you can re-apply with a even stronger application and essays for next fall. Your chances as a former LBS WLer in next R1 for LBS2011 will be quite good (just my assumption). If I don't get an offer from LBS, I will accept another offer...I am too old to wait for a extra year!

cheers mate!

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New post 29 Jun 2008, 01:15
Today, I read this thread and just can't believe it. Guys, it isJUN29 and you are still waiting for their decision. 7 months! It takes only 7 pages in this forum to show the process, but I do not know how how I would feel in your shoes. I mean 7 months of beleiving, guessing, praying !

I think someone in LBS shoud see the thread to feel your commitment to the school. You could have go to other places as well, but you still waiting.

Guys, i admire you !
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New post 29 Jun 2008, 05:57
Thank you very much ArtEast! I hope the LBS waitlist limbo finally pays off in the end...

cheers mate!

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Today, I read this thread and just can't believe it. Guys, it isJUN29 and you are still waiting for their decision. 7 months! It takes only 7 pages in this forum to show the process, but I do not know how how I would feel in your shoes. I mean 7 months of beleiving, guessing, praying !

I think someone in LBS shoud see the thread to feel your commitment to the school. You could have go to other places as well, but you still waiting.

Guys, i admire you !
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New post 29 Jun 2008, 07:20
I cannot believe it! Seven months?!

They are either some kind of sadists or psychos and enjoy playing this game or, which cause much more concern, are totaly incapable of conducting this process.

What level of incompetence you need for behavior like that? Just think about it: seven months for a simple yes/no decision... And they are people who should teach me something about leadership, decision making and stuff???!!! I'm frightened to death. If they were some "leader-breeding-global-shmoozing-mumbo-jumbo-experts" they would be able to assess candidate in a matter of hours. After 30 minutes you know if somebody fits or not, for a composition of a whole class (or any damn team) you don't need more than 30 days if you know what you are doing...

And when I say "they" I don't think just of LBS, it's this whole admission process I'm sick of! What can I tell you guys, I wish you best of luck. Hold out the pressure and matriculate, albeit I see no point of that in this moment, but that's just temporary.
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New post 29 Jun 2008, 12:16
Thank you Pathfinder! I think the Adcoms of any Top B-school only focus on compiling the "best" people for the "best" class of the "best" school. By doing that the WL seems to be a good means to achieve this goal. I don't like the WL policy as well, but I fear that B-schools are only doing "business".

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Yeah, I must say I am a lot more cynical about this whole business than I used to be.
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What do I do ???


Dear bsd_lover,

The Admissions Committee recently met to consider all applications on the Waitlist. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to remove you from the Waitlist at this time.

This year has been the most competitive admissions seasons ever and as we are recruiting for a class of around 315 students, we have had to make some really tough choices.

The next steps for the admissions cycle are as follows:

We will update you once the Admissions Committee have met again to consider the Waitlist.
Your application will be next reviewed on:

30 July 2008

We recognise that it is now late in the year and the start of the Programme, (26 August), is close.
However, in our experience occasionally places become available in the final weeks before the start date.
We want to give the opportunity to candidates from the Waitlist if places become available.

Please contact me by reply email if you are still willing to be considered for a place.
You will need to be in a situation where you will be able to give notice from your work, arrange a student visa (if applicable) and financing at short notice.

Following this review date at the end of July, there will be one later update before the class start date.

Our Waitlist is not ranked and unfortunately there is no extra information we can give you about your chances of admission.

We do not require you to send any extra information unless we specifically contact you ourselves.

Best regards,
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New post 11 Jul 2008, 17:22
Very unfortunate situation, bsd. I've been extremely surprised at how unlucky you've been this applications season.

However, what do you have to lose by just staying on the LBS waitlist? Unless I'm mistaken, you're already thinking about reapplying for 2009. Why not keep moving on with those applications, and leave the LBS door open?

I wish you good luck.

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Dear bsd_lover,

The Admissions Committee recently met to consider all applications on the Waitlist. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to remove you from the Waitlist at this time.

This year has been the most competitive admissions seasons ever and as we are recruiting for a class of around 315 students, we have had to make some really tough choices.

The next steps for the admissions cycle are as follows:

We will update you once the Admissions Committee have met again to consider the Waitlist.
Your application will be next reviewed on:

30 July 2008

We recognise that it is now late in the year and the start of the Programme, (26 August), is close.
However, in our experience occasionally places become available in the final weeks before the start date.
We want to give the opportunity to candidates from the Waitlist if places become available.

Please contact me by reply email if you are still willing to be considered for a place.
You will need to be in a situation where you will be able to give notice from your work, arrange a student visa (if applicable) and financing at short notice.

Following this review date at the end of July, there will be one later update before the class start date.

Our Waitlist is not ranked and unfortunately there is no extra information we can give you about your chances of admission.

We do not require you to send any extra information unless we specifically contact you ourselves.

Best regards,
LBS
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Same for me...

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