lse wait list


LLM555
Hello all,

I have been placed on the lse wait list. A rather anticlimactic moment if you ask me, but I am determined to try and make the best of this. Does anyone know of any way to give a wait listed application the best chance of ultimate acceptance? Is there any additional documentation that I could provide or contact that I could make in order to improve my chances at this stage?

Thanks. Any advice is most appreciated.
Hello all,

I have been placed on the lse wait list. A rather anticlimactic moment if you ask me, but I am determined to try and make the best of this. Does anyone know of any way to give a wait listed application the best chance of ultimate acceptance? Is there any additional documentation that I could provide or contact that I could make in order to improve my chances at this stage?

Thanks. Any advice is most appreciated.
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crimlawyer
LLM555,

How long did it take for them to make up their minds on your app?
LLM555,

How long did it take for them to make up their minds on your app?
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Hi...when did your application go complete?
Hi...when did your application go complete?
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LLM555
My app was completed on Nov. 10th.
My app was completed on Nov. 10th.
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Santa
I think the wait list means they will make offers to fill their program to other students and depending of how much of those decline the offer, you will receive an acceptance.
I think the wait list means they will make offers to fill their program to other students and depending of how much of those decline the offer, you will receive an acceptance.
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Hey ya, I got placed on the wating list as well yesterday and it kinda sucks. Well according to the admissions FAQ one can only wait until a final decision is reached by the admissions tutors and there is nothing you can do to improve your chances. Do you have a second choice by any chance? If you do it may actually hasten the decision making process should you be made an offer for your second choice, otherwise yes it's going to be another 6 weeks wait!
Hey ya, I got placed on the wating list as well yesterday and it kinda sucks. Well according to the admissions FAQ one can only wait until a final decision is reached by the admissions tutors and there is nothing you can do to improve your chances. Do you have a second choice by any chance? If you do it may actually hasten the decision making process should you be made an offer for your second choice, otherwise yes it's going to be another 6 weeks wait!
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QSWE
Even though you are at LSE already, still they have put you on Waiting List. How crazy can things be?
Even though you are at LSE already, still they have put you on Waiting List. How crazy can things be?
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crimlawyer
I am getting extremely pessimistic with all of this. I applied early to columbia, then got deferred. Now Columbia is releasing some people's results and I still have no answer.
Lse has kept me waiting for 9 weeks now.
I think I am not getting in anywhere
I am getting extremely pessimistic with all of this. I applied early to columbia, then got deferred. Now Columbia is releasing some people's results and I still have no answer.
Lse has kept me waiting for 9 weeks now.
I think I am not getting in anywhere
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Even though you are at LSE already, still they have put you on Waiting List. How crazy can things be?


Yea I know...not to sound snobbish or anything but I was actually expecting to make the cut in the first round itself. Things aren't looking good to be honest as the places are rapidly being filled up. And to think this is supposed to be my back up if I don't get Cam...
<blockquote>Even though you are at LSE already, still they have put you on Waiting List. How crazy can things be?</blockquote>

Yea I know...not to sound snobbish or anything but I was actually expecting to make the cut in the first round itself. Things aren't looking good to be honest as the places are rapidly being filled up. And to think this is supposed to be my back up if I don't get Cam...
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LLM555
I've been doing some research with people I know to determine the likelihood of acceptance off the wait list.

They tell me that the wait list is actually decent news because LSE extends offers to a number of people off the wait list (around 50%).

Can anyone confirm this? It seems odd to me because in America the universities accept very few people from the wait list.
I've been doing some research with people I know to determine the likelihood of acceptance off the wait list.

They tell me that the wait list is actually decent news because LSE extends offers to a number of people off the wait list (around 50%).

Can anyone confirm this? It seems odd to me because in America the universities accept very few people from the wait list.
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crimlawyer
It may be some sort of courtesy. Instead of keeping you on an eternal evaluation, they send a decision (waitlist) so they may compare you with the others.
It may be some sort of courtesy. Instead of keeping you on an eternal evaluation, they send a decision (waitlist) so they may compare you with the others.
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Northerner
For the folks on the waiting list, may I ask what specialism (if any), you applied for? I wonder if some are more competitive than others.
For the folks on the waiting list, may I ask what specialism (if any), you applied for? I wonder if some are more competitive than others.
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crimlawyer
I guess that is a fact. For example mine in criminology and criminal justice must be one of the least competitive...
I guess that is a fact. For example mine in criminology and criminal justice must be one of the least competitive...
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Megh
I havent applied for a second course.. is it possible to do that now .. to improve my chances?

has anyone gotten an acceptance from LSE as yet?
I havent applied for a second course.. is it possible to do that now .. to improve my chances?

has anyone gotten an acceptance from LSE as yet?
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I havent applied for a second course.. is it possible to do that now .. to improve my chances?

has anyone gotten an acceptance from LSE as yet?


Yea a friend of mine got accepted 2 weeks ago for the LLM on the condition she graduated with a 2:1 with an average mark of 66%.
<blockquote>I havent applied for a second course.. is it possible to do that now .. to improve my chances?

has anyone gotten an acceptance from LSE as yet? </blockquote>

Yea a friend of mine got accepted 2 weeks ago for the LLM on the condition she graduated with a 2:1 with an average mark of 66%.
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xdude
For the folks on the waiting list, may I ask what specialism (if any), you applied for? I wonder if some are more competitive than others.


I opted for International Business Law....Anyone else who opted for the same specialism on the wait list?
<blockquote>For the folks on the waiting list, may I ask what specialism (if any), you applied for? I wonder if some are more competitive than others.</blockquote>

I opted for International Business Law....Anyone else who opted for the same specialism on the wait list?
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xdude
It seems that LSE has given conditional offers to some of the candidates and am sure these must be time bound conditions....

The candidates who meet the condition within that time will be in and those, who fail to meet the conditions will withdraw from the programme. So I guess, its only then that the wait listed candidates will start getting some notification on the status of their applications.

To my mind, this is the only plausible procedure that I can think of.

So guys, it appears the fate of all the wait listed candidates like us are dependent on the actions of conditional offerees....:)
It seems that LSE has given conditional offers to some of the candidates and am sure these must be time bound conditions....

The candidates who meet the condition within that time will be in and those, who fail to meet the conditions will withdraw from the programme. So I guess, its only then that the wait listed candidates will start getting some notification on the status of their applications.

To my mind, this is the only plausible procedure that I can think of.

So guys, it appears the fate of all the wait listed candidates like us are dependent on the actions of conditional offerees....:)


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Megh
Does anyone know approximately how many candidates are waitlisted? Is there a waitlist no. attached to each candidate?
Does anyone know approximately how many candidates are waitlisted? Is there a waitlist no. attached to each candidate?
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The_Nagle
It seems that LSE has given conditional offers to some of the candidates and am sure these must be time bound conditions....

The candidates who meet the condition within that time will be in and those, who fail to meet the conditions will withdraw from the programme. So I guess, its only then that the wait listed candidates will start getting some notification on the status of their applications.

To my mind, this is the only plausible procedure that I can think of.

So guys, it appears the fate of all the wait listed candidates like us are dependent on the actions of conditional offerees....:)



This could very well be true but i think i your fate also hinges on unconditional offerees. If they reject their offers then obviously a spot becomes available. I imagine it would also depend on the caliber of applicants yet to apply because LSE has rolling applications. As to the latter, i mean if LSE suddenly receive a large group of outstanding applications then obviously unconditional offers will be made to them (however I think this group of 'outstanding applications' is unlikely as most people would have applied to their university of choice by now)

You may also find that those of you on the waiting list will get offers sometime at the end of March as this is when Oxford make their offers and the date whenever Cambridge make theirs. This of course is under the presumption that people have made applications to LSE and Oxford/Cambridge and that they are awaiting the outcome of these other applications before making an informed decision (people like myself).
<blockquote>It seems that LSE has given conditional offers to some of the candidates and am sure these must be time bound conditions....

The candidates who meet the condition within that time will be in and those, who fail to meet the conditions will withdraw from the programme. So I guess, its only then that the wait listed candidates will start getting some notification on the status of their applications.

To my mind, this is the only plausible procedure that I can think of.

So guys, it appears the fate of all the wait listed candidates like us are dependent on the actions of conditional offerees....:)

</blockquote>

This could very well be true but i think i your fate also hinges on unconditional offerees. If they reject their offers then obviously a spot becomes available. I imagine it would also depend on the caliber of applicants yet to apply because LSE has rolling applications. As to the latter, i mean if LSE suddenly receive a large group of outstanding applications then obviously unconditional offers will be made to them (however I think this group of 'outstanding applications' is unlikely as most people would have applied to their university of choice by now)

You may also find that those of you on the waiting list will get offers sometime at the end of March as this is when Oxford make their offers and the date whenever Cambridge make theirs. This of course is under the presumption that people have made applications to LSE and Oxford/Cambridge and that they are awaiting the outcome of these other applications before making an informed decision (people like myself).
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13243546
From what I've seen, the conditions are not time bound. I believe most them concern obtaining your LLB or JD degree with certain grades.
From what I've seen, the conditions are not time bound. I believe most them concern obtaining your LLB or JD degree with certain grades.
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