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# London Business School 2011 Waitlist

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21 Dec 2010, 14:26
I wanted to set up the thread for those of us that are on Waitlist at LBS. It's going to be a long and painful wait.
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16 Jan 2011, 10:25
Count me in

Do you know what is the size of the WL? What can I do to improve my position?

Good Luck to all!
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18 Jan 2011, 04:55
I just sent an email to LBS, withdrawing my application, hope it helps you guys
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17 Feb 2011, 15:26
I am waitlisted too. I applied for the Master in Management, but I am guessing that you guys applied for the MBA?

My application will be reviewed again on the 14th of March. Another month (and probably more) of stressful and nerve-racking waiting...

Anyway, the best of luck to us all!
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24 Mar 2011, 12:25
Waitlisted for MBA R2
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24 Mar 2011, 12:52
Yep just found out I'm on the waitlist as well.

The e-mail wording seems pretty open to communicating with the admissions committee:

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"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.

As the waitlist manager, I would be happy to help if you should have any further questions.

Finally, on a personal note, let us offer our sincere congratulations for getting this far."
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24 Mar 2011, 14:40
Count me in guys.....I do know of a friend who eventually got off the waitlist last yr... But he had already signed up for INSEAD

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24 Mar 2011, 14:43
So it's may 13th then.

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25 Mar 2011, 08:25
Hey guys, I am on the waitlist too. Do you think improving the GMAT score will help? My GMAT score is lower than average, I think it might be a reason I am waitlisted.... LBS is the only school I applied to.
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25 Mar 2011, 10:04
tatka wrote:
Hey guys, I am on the waitlist too. Do you think improving the GMAT score will help? My GMAT score is lower than average, I think it might be a reason I am waitlisted.... LBS is the only school I applied to.

From what I understand, if you're on the waitlist it means your qualifications are good enough to go to LBS, so it's not like your GMAT is what is holding you back and a better GMAT will automatically get you in.

That said, they always say working to improve the weaknesses in your application shows the admissions folks that you serious about the school. That is a very important message to be sending when you're trying to stand out from everyone else on the WL. So if you can automatically improve your profile by sending in a higher GMAT score, then yeah I'd say that definitely helps. Even if only for the fact that you are taking initiative to become an even more competitive candidate.
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25 Mar 2011, 17:23
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Hi guys,

I was just going through last year's thread. Sorry to be a wet blanket at this stage, but it seems like nobody got off the waitlist until after class started and those who stayed on the wl got deferred admits. I am also thinking of retaking the GMAT. The pain of studying again.....scary.

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27 Mar 2011, 04:49
Is this the official GmatClub WL thread for LBS 2011?
The thread seems too short!! Is the LBS WL usually short - does anyone know how many are placed on the WL each year?
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27 Mar 2011, 16:55
Does anyone know of people who got admitted off the waitlist ?
It seems that last year was no report whatsoever !!!
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27 Mar 2011, 18:53
I know of one.... Got off really late.... He already accepted insead

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27 Mar 2011, 19:10
dreamscomealive wrote:
I know of one.... Got off really late.... He already accepted insead

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It does not sound very encouraging !!!
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27 Mar 2011, 19:32
Well let's keep our fingers crossed.....I am putting my app in for others now.... LBS is still my first choice.....

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27 Mar 2011, 19:43
dreamscomealive wrote:
Well let's keep our fingers crossed.....I am putting my app in for others now.... LBS is still my first choice.....

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Woul you choose lbs over wharton ?
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27 Mar 2011, 21:18
lufesouza wrote:
dreamscomealive wrote:
Well let's keep our fingers crossed.....I am putting my app in for others now.... LBS is still my first choice.....

No

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Woul you choose lbs over wharton ?

Both are really great schools..... Wharton has great prestige due to it's history.... But I reckon London has a great location... It's up and coming.... And what's more a truly international experience.... For me, LBS has the edge

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27 Mar 2011, 21:21
mysamgmatclub wrote:
Is this the official GmatClub WL thread for LBS 2011?
The thread seems too short!! Is the LBS WL usually short - does anyone know how many are placed on the WL each year?

Yeah u are right it seems a
little short... I don't see many candidates waitlisted either in the main thread

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27 Mar 2011, 21:23
dreamscomealive wrote:
mysamgmatclub wrote:
Is this the official GmatClub WL thread for LBS 2011?
The thread seems too short!! Is the LBS WL usually short - does anyone know how many are placed on the WL each year?

Yeah u are right it seems a
little short... I don't see many candidates waitlisted either in the main thread

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The smaller the waitlist, the better !!!!

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